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Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Winter Thrushes



During a quick whistle stop tour of Horsey & Waxham during my lunch break many winter Thrushes were seen. The harsh weather has forced them nearer to human habitation in order to seek food. Around 10 Fieldfare and 10 Redwing were in trees near west Somerton, 3 Song Thrushes were in a bush near the pub at west Somerton, 5 Redwing were in a bush opposite Alder farm. At Alder farm itself 5 Golden Plover and 40 Lapwing seen. Opposite Brograve Farm, a Chinese Water Deer fed in a field of winter wheat. About 10 Fieldfare seen in a nearby field.
7 Red- legged partridges were opposite the Barn at Waxham. 2 Marsh harriers were seen, interestingly both males one at Horsey & 1 at Waxham.
Travelling back through Repps with Bastwick some 40 Redwing and 15 Fieldfare could be seen feeding on berry laden bushes opposite the garage.
I also noticed most of Ormesby Broad was frozen over save for one area on the west side of the road which was crowded with wildfowl but sadly I had no time to stop, work beckons again!

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