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Sunday, 21 July 2013

Another new Lowestoft Bird!

Last Saturday 13th July, in balmy conditions, I walked down the path to Carlton Marshes Scrape and joined Rob W, Rob Win & Richard S at Wilton's Wound. Overlooking the scrape initially all we could see were 8 Little Egrets in the far right corner (all carefully checked for Cattle E) the sought after Spotted Red had disappeared into the grassy edge at the back. But the distinctive call had a winter plumaged Spotted Redshank flying around circling the Scrape, I eventually picked it up noting the pencil thin plumage and greyish winter plumage before it once again landed in the grass and out of sight, a new Lowestoft bird for me. Cuckoo was briefly heard as was a Lesser Whitethroat on the way back. A trip to the dyke failed to find a great raft Spider but the ever observant Richard did turn up a Spiderling of another species. Apologies for lack of updates recently I have been so busy at work!

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