An appointment with Moby Dick! 6 December 2020

Despite it being rather morbid Belinda and I were both keen to see the dead Sperm Whale that has sadly been washed up on the beach between Weybourne and Kelling.

Thick fog early on hampered things and we were even told by a family that the whale had been washed back out to sea because they couldn't find it! How they couldn't find a 40 foot specimen is beyond me but the fog soon cleared and we were able to witness the sad but fascinating sight of this magnificent creature. Offshore there were a flock of c40 Common Scoter and more importantly 2 Velvet Scoter were amongst them. The lingering Iceland Gull was also still present and seen at distance through Pete Balmer's scope!

Next we drove round to Cley beach road where I eventually found the Black Brant in the Brent Goose flock in the Eye Field. As it was just around the corner it would have been rude not to call in for the long-staying juv Lesser Yellowlegs in it's favourite flooded meadow in Wiveton. The fog was closing in once more but luckily I was able to fall (literally!) through a thick hedge to get some close views and even a couple of shots in the murk. 

                                                                                                                                               Black Brant

                                                                                                                                     Lesser Yellowlegs



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