An enjoyable day at these two reserves. It was good to see a Willow Tit at Lakenheath, not a common bird these days in the south of the country. There was also at least one Marsh Tit here to confuse matters. The willow Tit had been ringed on its left leg whereas the commoner Marsh Tits had been rung on their right legs, which aided identification. There were also 2 Common Crane, an early House Martin and a Great White Egret here. I then went to Cavenham Heath for the first time and although the weather had started to deteriorate I still managed to see a Stone Curlew.
Great White Egret
Lots of Common Buzzards and Red Kites displaying around Wilstone Reservoir this morning. Little ringed Plover at College Lake.
I started at North Cove where I saw the Cattle Egret that has been frequenting the area for a while., it was in a field of Highland Cattle. Whilst walking along the River Waveney here, 2 American Mink swam across the river and climbed onto the bank in front of me. They then proceeded to have fight, presumably not noticing me as they were only a few feet away. Also went to Lowestoft where there were a few Purple Sandpiper and a Mediterranean Gull and Minsmere RSPB where I saw a Firecrest.
A visit to Rutland Water for Long-billed Dowitcher and Red-necked Grebe. Both were seen as well as a couple of Smew.