Burgh Castle, 27 August 2018

An afternoon out with Jus and Andy at Crown Meadow to see Lowestoft beat King's Lynn 1-0 followed by some local birding.

While at the match a single Swift and a Sparrowhawk flew over then 5 Swifts were over Gapton as we headed for Burgh Castle.

At Burgh Castle we quickly located the Cattle Egret of the last few days feeding amongst distant cattle of Breydon South Wall. It was a well marked individual with lots of orangey-buff on the crown, breast and back. A 2 Barn Owls were hunting too, one nice and close.

Moving a bit further to the south beside the roman walls we waited for roost time where we had a total of c60 Yellow Wagtails and 37 Pied Wagtails going to roost in the reeds. About 40 flavas roosted on our side with a further 20 on the Langley side. An impressive roost gathering of c500 Swallows and c70 Sand Martins was also quite a sight. 1-2 Barn Owls, c4 Marsh Harriers, Bearded Tit, a Common Sandpiper and c70 Curlew flying to roost were the best of the rest on a very pleasant still evening.  

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