8th January 2012
We popped down to Ranworth in the afternoon to have a look at the female Ring-necked Duck. I have a particular affection for this bird as it is the only lifer (so far) that I have seen at Whitlingham, dating back to when it first appeared in Norfolk in November 2008. We found it pretending to be asleep with a flock of Pochard off the staithe at Malthouse Broad. Afterwards we went for a drive around the villages south of Norwich, the highlight of which was a Barn Owl south-east of Shotesham.