Well - on the basis that all good things must come to an end, today was the day we left Norfolk and headed off homeward bound.
However..... on our way back we stopped at the Ouse Washes as I wanted to see Tree Sparrows and Pete knew where to find them! And find he we did. Unfortunately the bird table which they were coming to was in an area of extremely contrasting light and therefore pictures were difficult. But a kestrel posed obligingly high up on the roof of a barn; some Tree Sparrows sat in a bush and, probably unwelcome visitors, three rats were mopping up the fallen seed.
From there we went to WWT Welney where, at this time of the year, Whooper swans are arriving after their epic journeys.
and a couple of Greylag Geese taking off.
And so a great few days..... The highlights in terms of birds? Has to be the Short-eared Owls quartering the fields. And seeing Tree Sparrows... and seeing a rarity - Grey Phalarope!
Our accommodation was great and I've eaten far too much but - a thoroughly enjoyable few days in great company - Thanks Pete :D
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