No the Crane wasn't at the flood , (that would be something) this was taken while we were birding in Norfolk. I called in at the flood through the week and it was a bit worrying as the was nothing about apart from a Magpie coming down for a drink and a gull flew over, there wasn't even any rabbits about. This was making me think someone had been down with a gun, sometimes the local plonkers go lamping in that area, and would also have a pop at any wildfowl that was about.
But Sunday morning things were back to normal, there was 9 Snipe, over a dozen Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull plus an immature one, also juvenile Moorhen, a flock of Starlings and Stock doves on over head wires, and a Redstart had been seen on top of nearby drystone wall. It was a very warm morning with a light breeze, there are a few birders watching the flood and as the water level is dropping I think its just a matter of time before something good drops in
All for now GW.