Velator reserve and the Caen river

At the scrape I met a man who had been shown an Osprey at the river-mouth yesterday evening. So after a quick check around the reserve, I went there. On the way 4 Whimbrel, about 20 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper 3 Kestrels, 2 Buzzards, several each of Meadow Pipit, Goldfinch, Stonechat, and 2 Wheatears. Over on one of the falling down barns in Horsey, a bird of prey, but extreme distance made id difficult. Eventually took extreme range photo and found I had been staring not at an Osprey, but a Peregrine Falcon.... On the way back 2 Black-tailed Godwits with the loafing Gull flock by Sherpa main pond. In the reserve, a Tawny Owl. 2 Little Egrets on the scrape.

Posted September 2nd at 2:12 pm by Jon Turner in Bird News