Saturday, 28 May 2011

Around Norfolk

Headed to Titchwell where I was greeting by a lovely singing Wood Warbler performing to quite a few vistors and showing very well then headed around into the reed bed section where there was quite a few Sedge Warblers and Chiff-chaffs but not much else then headed to the scrape and the new  Parrinder hide on the scrape which looks very futurist and give good views out bothsides of the main scrape. Walking down to the hide was lucky enough to have a Wall Butterfly on the sand bank and then when i got to the main scrape had quite a few duck with a surprisly late Pintail and Common Terns calling overhead lots of waders with the star of the lot a very showy male Ruff, a few Little Ringed Plovers, Wood Sandpiper, Little Stint, Redshanks, Oystercatchers, Turnsturns, Black-tailed Godwits and lots of breeding pairs of avocets biggest number of pair breeding here told by one of the volunteers so hopefully the new scrape will help the birds to do well.

Wood Warbler

Friendly Ruff

Little Ringed Plover

Wall Butterfly

Next headed to Cley Marshes a great reserve owned by Nofolk Wildlife Trust even though by now the day had greyed up plenty of showy Sedges Warbers along the reed bed and overhead beautiful Marsh Harriers hunting overhead before headed to the main pool where there were lots of Avocets, Black-tailed Godwits, Redshanks feeding along with a wonderful Spoonbill. Then walked along the seafront where quite a few Common, Sandwich and Little Terns hunting over the sea and behind the sea lots of Meadow Pipits and Skylarks feeding and singing. Then walking back to the visitor center saw quite a few people watching a few birds when i got nearer a young Redshank chick ran across the path so cute, the Redshanks seem to be nesting right by the path but strangly not bothered by the people. When i got to the watching people i was told that they were watching Temminck’s Stints, Lesser Yellowlegs and least 3 Wood Sandpiper a lovely head to my wander round the country.

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