Monday, 30 November 2009

Norfolk

We started the day at Salthouse but it's not yet cold enough, and there probably isn't enough seed down, for the snow bunts to start feeding there so we mucked about with gulls trying for wide angle shots with the flash, nothing good this time but something to work at in the future that is a little different:On the beaches there were many washed up strange fish that looked rather prehistoric - I'm still not sure of the ID but the birds we loving a little feast:On the way to Tichwell we had a fry up and during this time is rained heavily so this was great timing!

At tichwell the highlight was a woodcock flying in off the sea and an impressive flock of golden plover. It seemed rather quite so after taking a few wader shots we headed to Dersingham bog for the G G Shrike.We located the shrike just after saying how it was annoying that the forestry commission where working and that the bird would probably be miles away. Where did we see it? In a tree right above the workers - that's shut us up then! It was a very showy bird wedging a large mouse in it's favoured tree and returning later to tear it's guts out - yummy!
The day was rescued by the shrike and turned out to be rather good, roll on the depths of winter!!

Dan

4 comments:

robert_williamson said...

Hi Dan

The Great Grey Shrike at Dersingham Bog is very tame and often when I've been working on the site its been less than 10m away and also when I haven't got my camera on me.

Great blog I've added it to my link list on my blog.

ATB

Robert

Ben Andrew said...

Nice pics again Trim, always enjoyable to look at! Would love to see the Shrike!

Happy Birding!
Ben

Daniel Trim said...

thanks for the kind comments guys :-).

Robert can you send me link to your blog as I can't acces it through your profile?

Cheers,

Dan

Robert Williamson said...

No probs http://robsbirdingblog93.blogspot.com/