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Monday, 4 May 2015

North Coast in the sunshine: Dotterels and Wagtails...

With today being a bank holiday, Linda was itching to enjoy the sunshine and see a few birds, so we left home early and headed north west to Choseley. First good birds were three Red Kites and two Buzzards heading inland. A short walk along the field margins produced distant views of at least nine Dotterel.

From there we moved to Titchwell. After coffee we walked out to the sea, picking up LRP, Yellow Wagtail and lots of Swifts on the way. Nothing too scintillating, to be honest, so we headed east, stopping for a delightful lunch at Wiveton Hall: another Buzzard entertained us as we ate.

Cley Coastguards produced a flock of flyover Yellow Wagtails, but Linda was keen for better views, so we moved on to Kelling Quags. Here we bumped into Richard 'The Hat' who put us on to a pair of wags among the cattle.

Last stop was Salthouse Heath: no sign of Green Hairstreaks, but several Lesser Whitethroats were skulking in the birches.

And so home for a barbecue and great views of the male Turtle drinking from the bird bath.

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