Friday, 4 May 2018

North Coast fill-up!

Usual birding companion Brian picked me up at 7.00am and, using the new NDR, we were at Cley before 8. Nothing much to report from there (aside from some close Sandwich Terns) so we moved up the coast to Burnham Overy Dunes.

Much more to see here: Barn Owl, Spoonbill, Whimbrel, lots and lots of Wheatears (including many of the Greenland race) Tree Pipit, Red Kite and plenty of newly-arrived warblers. A diligent search failed to locate the reported Wryneck, so we decided to carry on to Titchwell. After a pleasant lunch and chat to a terrific couple (Angela & John?) from Brian's old haunts in Bucks, the walk out to the sea and back added Red-crested Pochard and the usual waders to the day list.
Final stop was Choseley, where a Corn Bunting played hide and seek, jangling away in a hedge without ever showing well enough for a photo. I did manage a distant shot of a curiously-pale Bunting feeding in a ploughed field: I thought CB at the time, but it seems a little unusual... 



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