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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Some decent waders on the north coast, but no Brant...

With a fine, sunny day forecast, Norman, Brian and I headed north to Cley. A half-hour scan from the beach car park failed to reveal any Snow Buntings or Black Brant, but Puffin was a year tick!

I walked back round to Bishop's Hide to meet the other two, picking up Kingfisher and Curlew on the way: no sign of the recent Black Redstart, but lots of little odds and ends to keep up the interest. From Bishop's the only close wader was a Snipe, so we walked round to Dauke's: a couple of distant Little Stints and another Snipe weren't much reward, however!

After coffee we headed east for another look at the Cattle Egret: once again it showed well if distantly and even had a bit of a paddle in the pool!

Back to Kelling Quags where one of the long-staying Spotted Redshanks came obligingly close, as did four Little Stints (What a good Autumn it's been for them!) Two Curlew Sandpipers were a little more coy, resolutely staying at the back of the pool. And so home!


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