Roller

There was a fantastic Roller at Icklingham, Suffolk for about a week. I saw and photographed it on the 26/6/2021. It was quite distant early in the morning, in poor weather, but was much closer when I went back in the afternoon sun. Between these visits I went to Hickling Broad where there was a Collared Pratincole and 2 Black-winged Stilts.

Harlequin Duck 8/4/2013

Finally had a chance to see the Harlequin Duck that has been around since the 18/2/2013. As we had arrived on the boat the previous evening we were the only people looking for the bird this morning. It was spotted after about 10 minutes searching feeding about 200 yards offshore. It later came ashore on a rocky outcrop to preen and rest. Later we toured the Islands and saw 3 Golden Eagles, 8 Hen Harriers, 2 Merlin, 2 Short Eared Owls. There were 100’s of Greenland White Fronted Geese around the Islands along with 100’s of Redwings.

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Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and Otter 30/3/2013

Went to Thetford Forest for the day. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker seen at around 8am at Santon Downham  in snow storm!!. It was a  female that was drumming and calling. A  Woodlark was seen at Mayday Farm and an Otter in Thetford. I have added a couple of low quality pictures of the woodpecker and a video where it can be seen it was snowing at the time. There is also a poor picture of the otter taken on my Iphone.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TTtz7omgUuo&feature=youtu.be

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