First stop this morning was Kiln Lane Ely where we parked up and walked down the lane a few hundred yards to view the flooded fields.
The first walk along the footpath failed to locate the Ibis that’s chosen to over winter in Cambridgeshire.
As I walked back the Jims called to say the target was now in view so I stepped up the pace and quickly got on the bird grabbing a few distant shots.
From Ely we drove across to Santon Downham where a walk down the river was the order of the day.We were searching for Lesser-spotted Woodpeckers and spent the next three hours listening and looking.
A group of corvids grabbed my attention and rewarded me with nice views of a young Goshawk as it flew across the river to escape the attentions of the pack. Three Sparrowhawks and a few Buzzards were seen.
Green and Great-spotted Woodpecker called and a single drumming of Lesser-spot was heard but we failed to see or hear anything else in the long session.
Year list now 154