and a Mealy for comparison
A bit further down the path a Chinese Water Deer showed well on Thornham Marsh, looking a bit worse for wear with a torn ear and bald patch on its back, presumably from a scurmish.
The rest of the reserve was fairly quiet, other than a Scaup on one of the pools, several Ruff and best of all an adult Yellow-legged Gull found amongst a mass of other gulls on the freshmarsh along with a very photogenic Black-tailed Godwit.
With the afternoon fast racing away from us, we headed east to Holkham, stopping briefly to watch 3 Barn Owls by the road at Burnham Overy Staithe.
One of the best finales of any days birding on the North Norfolk Coast is the roost of tens of thousands of Pink-footed Geese, and although numbers have been lower in recent years, it really is quite a spectacle, especially when they take to the air.