15th August 2012
I try to keep an eye on birds being seen at other inland reservoirs and country parks to act as an indication of what birds might turn up locally. There has been a number of Black Terns around recently, but today there was also a flock of Little Terns and several Sandwich Terns around, so I thought Whitlingham was definitely worth a look. As it turned out there were no Terns at all, 170+ Mallard and a couple of Herring Gulls were the pick of the bunch. Still, I reckon its worth keeping an eye out in the next few days just in case things get moving.
Thinking further ahead, there is a group of 3000+ Black-necked Grebes in Germany, hopefully some of those will move across into Norfolk at some point.