First stop was Bishop's Hide, Cley, where the most interesting bird was a Eurasian Teal (green speculum!) with head markings reminiscent of a Blue-winged Teal... Lots of Avocets, Godwits and Snipe, but little else of note. A walk along the East Bank failed to produce Snow Buntings, but a few White-fronted Geese and Little Egrets were some compensation.
After coffee we headed west to Brancaster, where we added a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers to the year list. Other birders began to turn up in numbers, apparently because the long-staying Red-necked Grebe was reported on pagers: we didn't see it and neither had several birders who'd been there all morning. A move to Wells Quay gave us the interesting sight of a couple of Herring Gulls eating a large Dogfish!
Titchwell gave us views of lots of common waders as well as a beautiful Barn Owl hunting close to the path.
A great day out in pleasant company and bright (if cold) weather.