Thursday January 15
Leaving at mid-day turned out to be a bad idea. We spent over an hour scanning Halvergate Marshes for the Rough-legged Buzzard reported there.We saw Common Buzzard, Kestrel and Marsh Harriers. Frequently, the sky was full of thousands of birds milling about, a magnificent sight on such a lovely, sunny, winter's day. Pinkfeet, Lapwing, Starlings and Golden Plovers. I love the area.
Gratifyingly, no-one else saw the Roughie either, always a relief !
When we got home, my pager burst into life with news that the bird was seen at 12.15............
I haven't taken any photographs recently. I managed one, through a gate, of the ever wary and skittish Fieldfare before they all flew off.