Last week we visited Norfolk and Suffolk. We have fairly regularly spent time in that part of England. It is rich in birds and sometimes opportunities for bird pictures. That said, it is now full of photographers with big lenses and sometimes bigger voices. We did see a good selection of waders and wildfowl. The waders were either passing through or arriving for winter. In the case of the wildfowl they will mostly spend the winter there in milder conditions than the northern climes they choose for breeding.
Our highlight of the visit was not a bird but a mammal. Its not often I get to see a new mammal. We were able to meet up with an field worker who was able to show us a Hazel Dormouse. Fortunately it was dormant otherwise it would have bolted. We were able to leave it safe when we departed. A thrill.