Trip reports

Cley Marshes, North Norfolk

Male lapwing in breeding habitat

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Lapwings and golden plovers were visible in the pig fields as the coach passed through the Brecks and then there were, of course, more on the reserve. Teal were probably the most abundant duck. A large flock of brent geese grazed the land to the West. It was a bit windy for small birds - bearded tits were heard but not seen. We did see skylark and stone chat and at the end of the day a small flock of greenfinch settled in front of the visitor centre. There were excellent views of marsh harriers including a pair so the difference in size was obvious. A little egret came close to the hides and could be clearly seen vibrating its toes. All in all a satisfying if rather long day.