Tales from the far East

Hethersett Birdlife

Since the beginning of the week there is clearly a shift into Autumn migration season. The village swifts are gone and there are a lot of interesting sightings round the coast in the usual hot spots. Blakeney Point which proved quiet on Monday was much busier yesterday, check out Kayne Forbes excellent report here. Some of the avian travellers are turning up locally with oystercatcher reported at Wymondham and greensandpiper over the UEA


 Flyover Oystercatcher Credit: nickpix2012 via Compfightcc

I had the opportunity to take an early peek at the Suffolk Wildlife’s excellent reserve at Carlton Marshes this morning which had been hosting a young purple heron which would have made a nice sighting and change from the usual grey herons however a misty morning over the marshes reveled on the local Grey herons. There was plenty of love in the air at the marshes as can be seen…

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