Sunday, 18 November 2012

Sunset and Pinks

Saturday November 17
After a morning and afternoon of steady rain. I fancied some fresh air. I've described our road at the moment as like a ploughed field - sugar beet, salad crops and now potato harvesting - the Eccles/ Sea Palling lane really was. Even the tractor tracks were like furrows. We met one enormous tractor and trailer full of beet where huge clods of soil festooned all surfaces. Maybe I should feel sorry for the workers having to survive the conditions.....I don't ! Another visit to the hand-wash east Europeans in Stalham beckons.
As we entered the Marrams section, a male Sparrowhawk angled from the dunes on the left and arrowed along the lane in front of us. Superb.
The two thousand plus flock of Pinkfeet were again in the field south of  Brograve farm, looking directly into the brilliant sunset.

Difficult conditions for the camera to cope with. The geese were 'all lit up' (famous BBC broadcast by an inebriated commentator).

Too dark for sea watching, we turned round in the raptor viewing lay-by and returned home, glimpsing a mass of Golden Plover amongst the Lapwings on the outskirts of Sea Palling. 

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