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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Long-tailed Duck: best bird of a breezy day out!

After the usual 7.30 pick-up, Brian, Norman and I headed north to Cley, parking at the beach car park. Despite a walk right round the reserve, all we came across were a few Ringed Plovers, seals and Brent Geese - no Snow Buntings or white-winged gulls.

A move along the coast to Brancaster Staithe was instantly more rewarding, resulting in excellent  views of the recently-present Long-tailed Duck. Following lunch at Burnham Deepdale we spent an hour at Titchwell (Norman had to be back in Norwich early afternoon) Apart from a few waders and the ever-present Water Rail, nothing much else to report. A great day out, though, with over eight miles walked and the lawn mowed when I returned home!

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