Feeling pretty rough this morning with a nasty chesty cough, however, Toby needed his walk so I visited Hockham Fen for about 10 minutes at dawn before turning back. The following was noted:
c.20 Whooper Swans high East
6+ Grey Herons
18+ Red Deer
Over the years I have seen Common Cranes in the Breckland area, usually as two's or fours together, this was my first record of a singleton. Although regarded as a sedentary species, the appearance of this Crane at Hockham Fen leads me to believe that perhaps the species commutes between the Norfolk Broads and Lakenheath Fen. However, I have seen very high-flying migrant Cranes from my Watton garden which suggests genuine European migrants do occur in Norfolk.