Friday, 5 March 2010

Day at the office

No bitterns today, and just the usual two red-head smew. A pair of pintail were again on Watton NR. A water rail made a brief dash across South Lagoon. The bulk of the interest seemed to be around the wildlife centre with the woodcock on view under the back hedge from lunchime. From the office window a couple of bullfinch were present giving a good photo opportunity. A few brambling were again visible, but no doubt put off by the male sparrowhawk preening itself nearby. It had to sort its plumage out after being lunged at by a squirrel when it had landed in the meadow - not something we've seen before!