Sunday, 5 February 2017
Easy, Like A Sunday Morning
Mid Morning Matters, and this mid morning found me in the heartland of North Norfolk Digital. Northwards on the A10, out of the Ely10, to a farm and play barn outside of Downham Market. As soon as the opportunity arose I took my leave of the noise and bustle of the barn and snuck in a couple of hours birding down the road at Denver and Welney. A trio of drake Goosander were a smart bonus at Denver Sluice and I am always baffled as to their scarcity on the adjacent washes.
At Welney a lone White-fronted Goose was hanging out with the Greylags on Lady Fen, on the reserve a further 10 showed well from Lyle hide and the bunds in front of the hide were teeming with wildfowl. An hour was well spent drinking in the washland scene, all the better for being within it rather than looking in from the bankside. The 2CY Glaucous Gull was a good way off but an enjoyable diversion and on the drive back to pick up the family a Great White Egret loafed across the fields at the back of Lady Fen and dropped into a ditch. Easy birding.