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I am a novice to birding and have become interested since walking Frank our dog, a cross Flat Coat / Springer around Hastings Country Park and the surrounding area, I realised the little brown birds weren't just sparrows.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Monday 17th December A Crane at last

 After several attempts in 2012, Lakenheath Suffolk, Horsey Norfolk, Orford Suffolk, Scotney East Sussex, Amberley West Sussex, Scotney East Sussex, Walland Marsh Kent. I thought it would not happen this year.

Seeing that Plodding Birder had seen the one on Walland Marsh as recent as Sunday on Monday a trip to to Ham Street garden centre was the perfect excuse to take another look.

Thirty minutes walking from the Woolpack I came across hundreds of Greylags, hundreds of Lapwing and even more Golden Plover. Circa 10 Marsh Harriers came into roost on the reed bed at Little Cheyne Court. Another 30 minutes of searching with the scope and the light fading there it was, quite distant but deffinately a COMMON CRANE.

The white blob just below the left hand and middle leg of the pylon!
 Thats no. 265 for life and 239 for the year.

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