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Thursday, 25 February 2010

All the Grebes


A lunchtime walk down to the open air hide overlooking Ormesby Little Broad yesterday (Wednesday 24th February) was very pleasant. From the broadwalk I saw a male Goldeneye swim away as I walked past. At the open air hide, looking out to the left amongst the Tufted Duck, I saw a Slavonian Grebe  which was asleep, it took a further 5 minutes before it woke up and swam near the edge of the Broad before swimming out of view down a channel connecting it to Lily Broad. I have now seen the set of Grebes for the year.
Around 20 Tufted Duck were seen plus a pair of Great Crested Grebe and a female Goldeneye on the Broad. Some Long- tailed Tits flitted around the alder trees and a female Goldeneye was seen on Filby Broad.

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