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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Savi's warbler at Hickling & Ouzels at Kessingland

On Sunday 23rd April an early start at Hickling just before Rush Hills scrape joining Ian & Paul from dereham we could hear the hard buzzing of a Savi's Warbler. It was seen in he bush and scaled up the bush showing although partially obscured at times. Moving onto rush Hills scrape, 2 Spoonbill stood on the back left mud, the left hand bird an adult the right hand an immature bird. Also a male Pintail seen plus 4 Dunlin. Also a Hairy Hawker seen flying over the reeds. walking around 100 yards further on the right a clear area by some cut trees branches and truncks and up to 2 Grasshopper Warbler seen reeling briefly they were often on the move. Back. 2 Cranes flew south and a further 5 Cranes seen flying very high up in the sky constantly circling higher an higher. Back at Rollesby broad the female Mandarin seen swimming in the water. At kessingland 7 Wheatear seen around Benacre sluice initially no sign of the Ouszels. But when a dog walker walked along the same path near the river Kessingland side, the dogs flushed 2 male Ring Ouzels and I could see them plus a third male perched in a bush, walking over I saw 3 male Wheatears the same displaced Wheatears from bencher sluice flushed by dogs again. I walked around the common and in a bush in the middle I saw the 3 male Ring Ouzels fly into the bush.

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