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Monday, 19 October 2015

Red-flanked Bluetail and Hume's YB Warbler!

A last-minute decision found Martin and me heading northwards to Wells Woods, where we arrived in plenty of time to find a parking space at the beach car park.

A short walk found us at the drinking pool with a small gallery (which included Strump regular Clive) Following many fleeting fly-bys, the Red-flanked Bluetail posed very briefly for photos: not the best, but good enough for me!

We decided to go in search of Yellow-broweds and Pallas's, but were astonished to see how many people were patrolling the woodland paths: literally hundreds! After a brief walk and somewhat less brief wait Martin and I glimpsed the Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler flitting around in the canopy with Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests, which - luckily for us - was calling incessantly.

After a coffee stop at Cley, we moved on to Muckleburgh Hill, but yesterday's OBP had departed overnight: lots more 'crests and Chiffies, though!

Last stop was Beeston for very distant views of the Isabelline Shrike with lots of over-flying Redpolls to add to the day's tally.

Last interesting bird was a Red Kite being mobbed by crows at Roughton.

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