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Saturday, 23 April 2011

Nothing doing

I have tried all week looking for Rouzels checking the Oval and both sewage works at Corton with no success whatsoever, they are often very difficult to catch up in Spring and after finding my own for the past 2 Spring's this one is like a return to the poor returns I normally have. 
This Spring's dipping sequence looks as if it might break all records as I have also missed the Monty's at Kessingland last sunday too and the Slarks again and am still waiting to see a Kite this Spring despite constant scrutiny of the skies.
Thursday 21 April- a Yellow Wagtail (new record albeit only heard) called flying over the garden but not seen.
Friday 22 April- a House Martin flew over the garden.
Saturday 23 April- A morning trip to the local woodland revealed just 1 smart male Adder seen on the edge of the woods and around the base of a tree at the start of the good area. 
Later Common Terns 6 and 4 flew north over the sea at Gorleston beach and 6 and 4 Little Terns flew south also, my first of the year and again early records.
Another look at Corton late afternoon revealed just a Green Woodpecker along the track and another behind the sewage work and 2 male Wheatear within the old Sewage works compound were the only birds seen. A very poor return.
A lull in the constant disturbance outside the house allowed a Dunnock which was seen feeding on the handkerchief sized patch of grass in the front garden, an almost unheard of sighting with the usually constant and incessant screaming of kids which we are usually subjected too.




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