Naturelog: 28th June

Posted: July 8, 2015 in Birds, Natural History, Norfolk, UK
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Whilst visiting the North Norfolk railway Sue spotted a Barn Swallow’s nest in the Station buildings. As we watched the adults come in to feed the young it became evident that they were ready to fledge and then one flew from the nest to to the top of an adjacent building, whilst another tried out its wings and eventually also left the nest.

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This seemed to leave 2 young in the nestand although we had to leave, I am sure it would not be long before they too had left the nest. It was a privalage t see this happening and interesting to see the adults as they landed on nearby objects trying to coax the youngsters to come to them to be fed.

Adult bird sitting on nearby (unused) artificial nest trying to coax young out

Adult bird sitting on nearby (unused) artificial nest trying to coax young out

is it this way out?

is it this way out?

 

 

or this way?

or this way?

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After we had left the railway we went to Weybourne beach in the hope of seeing some sea-duck. A Gannet; a Little Gull and some Sandwich Terns were all good sightings but there were no sea-duck to be seen.

Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Eurasian Curlew [sp] (Numenius arquata)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Little Gull (Hydrocoloeus minutus)
European Herring Gull [sp] (Larus argentatus)
Lesser Black-backed Gull [sp] (Larus fuscus)
Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
Stock Dove [sp] (Columba oenas)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Common Swift [sp] (Apus apus)
Eurasian Magpie [sp] (Pica pica)
Western Jackdaw [sp] (Coloeus monedula)
Barn Swallow [sp] (Hirundo rustica)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
European Robin [sp] (Erithacus rubecula)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)
Dunnock [sp] (Prunella modularis)
Common Chaffinch [sp] (Fringilla coelebs)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)

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