A diary of my birding activity covering highlights and photos from my birding adventures. Mainly Norfolk (UK), occasionally beyond. I might mention the odd thing that isn't avian, but for moth and other insect news check out my mothing diary.

Saturday, 17 January 2015

House-tick and lunchtime snaps

I worked from home on Thursday so had the occasional opportunity to glance out of the study window.  A Cormorant flying over wasn't very exciting, but it was my first for the house.  That's 63 species since 9th August.

Yesterday I was back in the office and at lunch time my usual search for geese produced numerous empty fields with geese flying in the distance having just been disturbed by twitchers/farmers/whatever.  Eventually I gave up and stopped at Brancaster Staithe where I took a few snaps.

Dunlins, Brancaster Staithe, 16th January

Notice the orange inner scapulars on the Dunlin above - retained juvenile feathers or new breeding plumage feathers coming through?

Herring Gull, Brancaster Staithe, 16th January

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