Wild July Highlights

Hethersett Birdlife

Undoubtedly the highlight of the month to date came on Friday evening as I sat and watched the swifts reeling through the skies above the village there was a background of blackbirds alarm calling. I had expected they were scolding a village cat eager to catch their youngsters  but to my surprise a barn owl ghosted out of the nearby trees and flew away towards the paddocks where they were seen a couple of times last year.

27341476734_f2a6aee057_oBarn owl  peeking out from his hiding place  Credit: Miles at Captivelight via Compfightcc

I took a stroll this afternoon over at Marlingford to check out what might be drifting towards the village especially as some of the rarer waders are starting to make their passage flights and could turn up locally or just fly over. The only waders I saw were impressive in both numbers and noise and spectacle as they…

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