Our first stop was the hide overlooking Langmere where a pair of Shelduck flew in, a male Shoveler on the water, and a pair of Egyptian Geese were seen.
Having joined the Harling Drove we walked towards Croxton Heath where Ken picked out two lovely Roe Deer on the track ahead of us.
Many singing Willow Warblers were heard in the young Birch plantations and at one location we were lucky enough to both hear a singing Willow Warbler and at the same time watch the female bird carrying nesting material to the nest site close by a patch of bracken.
A few Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps sang, and most notably a Garden Warbler was singing in a patch of Birch, Bracken, and Gorse scrub. Garden Warblers are one of our later returning migrants, this is quite an early arrival.
The main focus of our visit was to search for Adders. Cloud was initially reluctant to move, however, it did, and warm sunshine followed. The search was on.
|Adder (female) on Croxton Heath 21st April|
Walking back along Harling Drove a Buzzard was being pursued by a Crow species when a second Buzzard appeared. A Sparrowhawk was circling well above the Buzzards.
|A stunning male Pied Wagtail on East Wretham Heath 21st April|
Finally, I would like to thank my friend Ken for joining me, great company and a great walk.