Moving north into central Norfolk I parked up at a well known raptor vantage point. For the first couple of hours things were rather slow , although several Buzzards, Kestrel, a Red Kite and a couple of Sparrowhawk put in an appearance. Paul Stancliffe also arrived and we had a good catch up session exchanging information, aka "gossip", before things suddenly improved. Both a male and female Goshawk came into view. The male spent most of the time circling around, but the female plied back and forth over a stretch of woodland and gave tremendous views. Time and again the white undertail feathers flashed in the sunlight , even at mid distance, and added to the spectacle. All too soon it was over and not a suspicion of the excitement remained!!
Continuing on I spent the last part of the afternoon at Stiffkey overlooking the saltmarsh. Little Egrets, Curlew and Brent Geese were in evidence, a female Marsh Harrier flew east, as did a male Hen Harrier, previous to last light which heralded my need to move on to my base at Cley for the next few days, the Three Swallows Public House.