First stop was Cley, where the reserve was pretty barren apart from Avocets and Marshies, so - after coffee at the Centre - we moved along to Holkham. On the way, though, I suggested a stop at the Coastguards, where a distant Manxie, a few Kittiwakes and a couple of Gannets were the best we saw.
Along Lady Anne's Drive, lots of cars were parked, but the owners must all have been on the beach: we had the woods more or less to ourselves.
From the Jordan Hide we peered through the mist and struggled to take photos of the to-ing and fro-ing of at least three pairs of Spoonbills. The Grey Partridges were still happy to pose at reasonable range, but I only managed a very poor record shot of a Bittern that flew high east. Is this Orchid an Early Purple?
We were back in the Yare Valley by 2.00pm and decided on a bash at the Osprey: we missed it by ten minutes! The only activity worth noting was a pair of displaying Marsh Harriers and a distant Hobby.