.. enjoying natural history
.. beyond Sparsholt College 2008 -2011 ..
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.