Tuesday, 4 October 2011

On my travels

My autumn visit to my cousin in carlisle but not before a few birding stop on route first stop was the north norfolk coast with Cley being the first stop with the hightlights being a brief account with the beardies, A few Curlew Sandpipers though distance, Wheater, Lots of Ruff, Redshanks, Curlew, Whimbrel and Black-tailed Godwits.

Bearded tits feeding on the seeds

Curlew with reflection

Feeding Curlew

Out at sea and just mainly Gannets seen and the first batch of the winter ducks with Teal,Wigeon, Pochard and Brent geese all around the Lagoons.

Next stop was a stop at Home Dunes and well worth with thousands of Geese which had just come in mainly Pink-feet but also Canada and greylags as well and a added bonus of a group of Spoonbills feeding with the ducks of the Teal and Wigeon. In the woodland only other birds around were a single Redstart and quite a few Chiff-chaffs Calling.

Last stop of the day was at titchwell well out on the lagoons were Redshanks, Greenshanks, Ruff Grey Plovers. Then spent about a hour seawatching with Sandwich terns fishing over the sea and flocks of Ringed Plovers, Oystercatchers, Godwits and the star of the day a Red-throated Diver.

1 comment:

  1. 'Beardies' are stunning birds aren't they. Very nice to be able to see a male and female together, and better still to be able to photograph them.