Tuesday, 6 September 2011

September 4th 2011

Mindful that Dave needed a change of scenery and I needed to get out the house – dead or alive we decided to have breakfast in Kings Lynn, Norfolk before pushing on to the RSPB Reserve at Titchwell.
Amazingly at 8am we almost had the reserve to ourselves and managed a 4 Little Egret, 3 Marsh Harrier and 2 Cetties Warbler as we walked the kilometer long footpath to the coast.
The sea was calm which enabled us to easily pick out the female Long-tailed Duck just starting to come out of summer plumage while on the horizon there were plenty of Gannets being mobbed by skua's with one – a Pomarine eventually coming in close and landing on the sea in front of us.
Other coastal activity included Arctic Skua, 50 Sandwich Tern, 10 Common Tern, 2 Black Tern, Red-throated Diver, 20 Wigeon, 25 Common Scoter and a single Harbour Porpoise.
On our return 2 Spoonbill flew in from Thornham while among the many waders species present were 9 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, 6 Avocet, 2 Curlew Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper.
We spent sometime ambled around the back roads slowly heading towards Kings Lynn just seeing a few Red-legged Partridge until an Osprey flew low over the car – magic.


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