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Saturday, 27 March 2010

Common Crane (Grus Grus L.); Horsey Mill, Norfolk

The sighting of these distant common crane (Grus grus) Nr Horsey Mill, Norfolk in the late afternoon rewarded a days effort to find the birds in the local area.  A second pair were later seen flying to roost from the raptor roost viewing point at Stubb's Mill.

Also seen from the raptor roost was a barn owl (Tyto alba), sev. marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus) and a single hen harrier (Circus cyaneus), chinese water deer (Hydropotes inermis) grazed on the wet grassland in front of us.

A singing willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) was an added bonus on the day.

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