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Wednesday, 11 March 2009


I was lucky enough to find the CATTLE EGRET Monday afternoon.

It is still present this morning favouring either the horse field just ESE of Bures at approx. TL930341. viewing is from the crossroads just north of Smallbridge Hall / Farm or from the road towards Assington from the crossroads, although the bird is closer from here views of the field are more restricted. The bird does disappear from view as the far end of the field is over the brow of a hill, or if its not here it also gets in a sheep field on the Essex side of the river opposite Goddy's Farm at Wissington approx. TL943336 best viewed from the roadside banks just East of Goody's Farm; also has been seen along the ditch which is being dredged by an obvious orange digger opposite Malting Farm Cottage approx. TL933335

Yesterday morning there was a Peregrine over the fields on the Suffolk side by Goody's Farm plus a Little Egret along the river here.

This morning there is a Stonechat viewable from the pull-ins up the hill towards Assington from the crossroads it is between the horse field & the crossroads.

About 6 miles north of here there are 26 Waxwings in Sudbury usually along Springlands Way which is part of the A134, between the Focus & Homebase DIY stores, as it passes the outskirts of Sudbury (Stuart Read)