Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Cromer Peregrines...

...but little else to show for an eight mile walk! Brian, Norman and I took advantage of the sunny weather and easterly winds for a stroll around some of the migration hotspots. First stop was Cley, where the only newly-arrived bird we came across was a Wheatear at the end of the East Bank. A little hot MMF Mallard action was going on in one of the drains. After coffee, we moved along the coast to Kelling Quags, where we added two more Wheatears, a Ruff and a few Sand Martins to the day's tally. Several Swallows were loitering on the wires by the tearooms, and the hedges beside the path held Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs: in the meadows several Hares chased about

Next stop was Beeston Common: still no Ring Ouzels, just lots more Blackcaps! On the way eastwards we stopped by Cromer Church to photograph one of the increasingly-famous Peregrines, before carrying on to Waxham.

A very long walk out to the chicken farm was disappointing: just more Chiffchaffs but no Ring Ouzels that we could see. Still: an enjoyable day in great company.

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