Saturday, 27 August 2011

August 27th 2011

Gave the patch a rest and had a very successful day out along the north Norfolk coast though it took us two attempts to see the Greenish and Western Bonellis Warbler near Cromer.
In between we visited Titchwell. Holkham Freshmarsh, Walsey Hills, Cley and Holme though the bladder drop between Stiffkey and Blakney brought the best sighting of the day – Otter – only my third sighting away from Scotland and first in Norfolk.
Additional birding highlights for landlocked me were Red-necked Phalarope, Red-backed Shrike and 28 Spoonbill with a supporting cast of 17 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, 6 Little Stint, 17 Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 8 Spotted Redshank, 2 Barn Owl, Sandwich Tern, Little Tern, Peregrine, Redstart, Pied Flycatcher and 3 Whinchat making for a cracking day.


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