A no hwyl (energy/desire/motivation) day for me. The mooted trip to Titchwell aborted, we drove to Ludham Airfield and then, Ludham Marshes, after lunch.
The airfield swans were a little nearer this time, in two separate groups, Whoopers to the north, Bewicks on the south. I counted the Whoopers. At least 47 with seven young whose bodies were already white with juvenile grey necks and heads.
|Two Whoopers, two Bewicks at the back - should have used the Bridge camera for better depth of field|
|A Bewick family|
|Bewick family, parent in the lead|
Thurne, with its windmills, is over half a mile across the marsh but I tried a photo of the three flying birds with my 300mm lens - without the 1.4 extender.
A lovely warm biscuit-coloured Barn Owl appeared in the same area.
Down to counting the amazing number of Cormorants flying to roost in skeins of up to 40, over a 100 in a quarter of an hour, a Peregrine was the last bird for the day.