A Norfolk Local Patch Reporter blog

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Re: A Norfolk Local Patch Reporter blog

Postby Ben Hoare » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:02 pm

Meant to say earlier - I think one of your pics in your Pensthorpe blog shows white-naped crane, not Eurasian...

http://wildlifelocalpatch.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/pensthorpe-again.html

Still - what a corker! So far I've only seen 2 crane species in the wild, but they ALL look amazing and have the most fantastic behaviour. What a family!

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Re: A Norfolk Local Patch Reporter blog

Postby sholmes888 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:34 pm

Thanks Ben, I'll take a look - you are probably right, I was a bit indecisive over which photos to include, so may have got muddled up!

They are such magnificent birds, and just so big compared to what we're 'used' to seeing day to day - gorgeous!
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Re: A Norfolk Local Patch Reporter blog

Postby sholmes888 » Sun Jan 25, 2015 8:44 pm

My latest local patch reporters blog post, and of course, this weekend, it is all about the RSPB Big Garden Bird Watch. Some interesting spots (well, for my patch of land anyway), and I've even plotted a graph to compare the numbers of different bird species seen when I've taken part over the last three years:

http://wildlifelocalpatch.blogspot.co.u ... -2015.html

Enjoy!
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Re: A Norfolk Local Patch Reporter blog

Postby sholmes888 » Sat Feb 14, 2015 1:10 pm

Finally published my latest blog post: 'Unexpected otters on the Wensum'. We were incredibly excited to spot two otters no more than a 15 min walk from our flat in Norwich! You can read about our sighting and see a video of the two otters hunting on my blog here:

http://wildlifelocalpatch.blogspot.co.u ... ensum.html
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Re: A Norfolk Local Patch Reporter blog

Postby dgpix » Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:09 pm

Some great reads there from Norfolk, I enjoyed that. Thanks for posting!
I visit Norfolk every year, mainly the north coast, its a special place.

Danny

EDIT : Hold the phone....I recognise that footage from twitter, small world this online place lol!
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Re: A Norfolk Local Patch Reporter blog

Postby sholmes888 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:22 pm

Thank you - North Norfolk is beautiful. Snettisham in winter is amazing, especially if you manage to catch the wader spectacular or the pink footed geese!
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Re: A Norfolk Local Patch Reporter blog

Postby sholmes888 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:24 pm

My latest blog post about my first visit of the year to Strumpshaw Fen, which just so happened to be on Valentine's Day: http://wildlifelocalpatch.blogspot.co.u ... w-fen.html

This time, we were lucky enough to spot a weasel and watch a Chinese water deer grazing from Fen Hide.
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Re: A Norfolk Local Patch Reporter blog

Postby sholmes888 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 10:55 am

Another blog post, this time about our latest visit to Pensthorpe Wildlife and Gardens: http://wildlifelocalpatch.blogspot.co.u ... hatch.html

I love half term - more time to be outdoors! This time, we spotted pochard, nuthatches and more!
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Re: A Norfolk Local Patch Reporter blog

Postby sholmes888 » Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:50 pm

My latest post about a new reserve to us: Sculthorpe Moor Community Nature Reserve near Fakenham in Norfolk. We had such an amazing time here; a weasel, a water rail, bramblings, bullfinches and loads more. Thank you for the suggestions from fellow Norfolk wildlife bloggers!

http://wildlifelocalpatch.blogspot.co.u ... serve.html
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Re: A Norfolk Local Patch Reporter blog

Postby sholmes888 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 10:40 pm

My latest blog post: http://wildlifelocalpatch.blogspot.co.u ... raeth.html

A bit overdue, this blog post is about a talk I went to as part of the Norfolk Festival of Nature: A Spirit of Place, by Patrick Barkham and Matthew Oates. I've also written about my own thoughts of the topic and how I feel about my local patch.
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