Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Yare Valley tick: Wood Sandpiper.

Funnily enough I'd never seen a Wood Sandpiper in the Yare Valley before, so today's bird, although far too distant, was very welcome. It was stooging about with a couple of Redshanks and a Snipe on the recently-mown area opposite Tower Hide.

A walk around with Brian and Adrian added a few birds of note, including the first Cuckoo and Common Tern of the year. I also caught glimpses of a Grasshopper Warbler, lots of Cetti's and a Chiffchaff with a very unusual trill at the end of its usual disyllabic call. Two Bitterns were booming all morning, one of which flew across in front of Fen Hide: the photo is Brian's.

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