Wednesday, 19 October 2016

A pleasant day out, despite the weather...

Second day of my 'big brother' Rob's birding visit. Since the weather forecast for east Norfolk was foul, we started off at Titchwell. Despite the weather, the reserve was packed with casual birders and tour groups, so we were somewhat limited in our viewing. Still: Rob enjoyed the chance to try out his new Nikon Fresnel 300 prime (and the sausage baguettes at lunchtime!)

A move to Thornham added Rock Pipit and a few confiding waders, but little else, so we gradually drifted eastwards, stopping for scones at the visitor centre. Once the rain eased, we walked out to Bishop's where a pair of Jack Snipe had allegedly spent the morning in front of the hide: a Common Snipe fed on the bank and another couple slept among the reeds. Although these seemed to have shortish bills, they have obvious pale crown stripes and hence must be Commons....













No comments: