The Snowy Owl showed well at Snettisham RSPB today. Did not think I was going to see it when it was not seen at Thornham early on but luckily it was re-found at the end of Snettisham RSPB reserve late morning. I was therefore able to see the bird and get back earlier enough to take my mum out for Mother’s Day.
The Horned Lark at Staines Reservoir. The weather was not great Saturday morning but great to see this bird which had been present earlier in the winter but then went missing for quite a few weeks.
A mainly grey and quite cold day at Dungeness. Best birds were Glaucous and Caspian Gulls, pair of Smew, Black-throated Diver, Tree Sparrows and Great White Egret. There were 1000’s of Guillemots, 100’s of Great-crested Grebes and quite a few Red-throated Divers offshore of the fishing boats.
Great White Egret
We joined 7500+ Luton supporters in Newcastle for this F A cup game. The game was won by Newcastle in a ten minute spell in the first half when they scored 3 goals. Luton played well in the second half when they scored an early goal, had another incorrectly disallowed and hit the bar from a free kick.
I don’t think anyone was expecting this result. This was only our second away defeat this season, I have only been to 3 away games but I have seen both defeats!! Good day out however and can recommend The Bulls Head in Burslem where the Titanic ale went down well.
A rare sight these days since the DEFRA cull. They almost wiped them out but there are still a few left, this one was at Wilstone Reservoir today.