On the way I spotted three large white blobs to the north of the A47: Brian confirmed them to be White Storks. The first place we could stop was a layby half a mile further along: the walk back was, to say the least, a little 'hairy'!
We arrived at Gorleston to negative news, but I felt sure the bird was still around. After a bit of a wait another birder located the Desert Wheatear skulking among Marram Grass. Eventually it emerged to give terrific views to the half-dozen of us braving the gale.
After Brian treated me to lunch we drove back to Strumpshaw, where we noticed a pure white Pheasant by the road: she'll have a short life I fear!