Tuesday, 2 October 2012

A day out in norfolk

As saturday was due to be sunny for a change decided to head to norfolk. Started off at Tichwell well had quite a few geese over in the early morning light mainly Canadas and Greylags but a few Pink-feeted shows that winter is on the way. Out on the main marsh had 7 Spoonbills, 60+ ruff, 30+ redshank, 90+ black tailed godwit, 50 + Teal, 30+ Wigeon, 30+ Shovelers 35+ dunlin, 8+ ringed plover, 5+ Curlews 1 Snipe, 1 spotted redshank and 2 Avocets and a fine looking first winter little stint and also a few singing but not heard Cetti Warblers. Then decided to have a walk along the beech where there seemed to be a stream on gannets heading south along with lots of Sanderlings, Dunlins, Grey Plovers and Knots along the beach. While watching them feeds a Great Skua decided to try for a easy meal swooping over the beach but had no joy.

In the afternoon decided to try for the Yellow-browed Warbler in Well woods had first no joy but lots of other species to keep us busy with quite a few Goldcrests, Nuthatchs, Treecreepers, Blue, Great, Coals and long Tailed Tits, Chaffinches and a Bramling a first of the season. After a while and a little chase the warbler showed itself feeding high in the tree gives some good views.

Shoveler feeding at dawn

Dunlin at dawn

Knot and Sanderling on the beach
Young Gannet Flying by
Great skua flying over the beach

Lapwing on the marsh
Young Ruff on the Marsh
Redshank on the marsh
Feeding Black-tailed Godwit
Feeding curlew
Grey Plover on the beach

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