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On the 3rd November:


Still in Norfolk, we started at Ling Gravel Pits seeing 4 Egyptian Geese, new birds for us. We returned to Cley where we saw 4 Bearded Tits and heard a couple of Water Rails. We continued to Wells where in the harbour there were c250 Brent Geese, new birds for us, then in the woodland we saw a Firecrest and a Woodcock, both new for us, also seeing a feeding group of Willow Tits, an escaped Ring-necked Parakeet and 2 Red Squirrels, a new mammal for us.


A drive north to The Wirral, to the seafront at Meols at the top of the peninsula, where there was an Asian Desert Warbler, a new bird for us. 

Drawing by Laurel Tucker. 

Asian Desert Warbler, LAT, Meols, 3_11_7


After a drive from Pagham Harbour arrived in Suffolk late in the evening. In the morning we were at Brick Kiln Farm, with lots of other birders, to see a Nutcracker, a new bird for me. Also seen in this area was a Hawfinch and several Tree Sparrows.


In Ithaca, New York State, 1 new bird seen today.

Gray Kingbird.

Gray Kingbird 01a, New York State, 3_11_


In Madagascar on a BBC sound recording trip, 13 new birds and 1 new mammal seen today.

Ring-tailed Lemurs. 

Ring-tailed Lemur 07a, Berenty, Madagasc


A return to Sand Bay where the Hoopoe was still feeding along the top of the beach.

Hoopoe 07, Sand Bay, 3-11-12,.jpg
Hoopoe 03, Sand Bay, 3-11-12,.jpg



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