Holkham and Wells

Holkham and Wells (Image credit: Jo Storey)

On 24th October, nine Stevenage members joined the Hitchin & Letchworth Group coach trip to Holkham and Wells on a very wet morning.

It was still pouring on arrival, and the party split up into small groups scattered all over the site. As a result of this 93 species were seen by the whole group although few individuals managed more tan 60. At least the weather improved after lunch.

There were good sized flocks of  Pink footed and Brent Geese. On the sea were 150 + Common Scoter plus Red Throated Diver and Slavonian Grebe. Inland were Great White Egret and four species of raptor. The Creeks by Wells lifeboat station produced 14 species of wader. There were only 16 species of passerine.

The highlight of the day for the few that saw it was a Pallid Swift part of a small influx to East Anglia that day.

The day was completed with a massive storm on the way home with lightning seemingly enveloping the coach.