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.