Friday, 16 November 2012

Thorpe St Andrew Marshes

It's perhaps fitting that Thorpe St Andrew Marshes should provide my first blog entry. I've visited this location on and off since the age of ten and have seen a great deal of change to the landscape. The Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserve has great potential and has provided many hours of pleasure particularly when I call in to do a circuit on the way home from work. A great way to unwind at the end of the day!
Last thursday I did just this. As the light began to fade I caught a fleeting glance of what I suspected were a pair of Redpolls adjacent to the footpath to the broad. I decided to return the following sunday morning under gloriously bright Autumn sunshine. I was rewarded by not two but around a dozen Lesser Redpolls. Along with a handfull of Goldfinches they were feeding on the abundant Mugwort seeds. Even better they were confident enough to let me approach closely enough to take some reasonably acceptable photographs.