Monday, January 14, 2008

West Norfolk and other birding places.

A trip to West Norfolk to seek Richard's Pipit at Terrington Marsh and a Great Grey Shrike at Roydon Common.

A stop to see Swans near Welney, Wonderful Whoopers and Bewicks and the accompanying Mute Swans. Special thoughts about their great migrations.

Incidental large flocks of passerines in the fields where the farmers leave scrapes from the Sugar Beet to stop the birds eating his other crops!

Large skies.

Finding Skylarks,Water Pipits and Twite at the same place as the Richard's. Whilst that pipit is not rare it is scarce and I didn't see one last year! Spying Knot from the seawall.Common and Grey Seals were hauled up on the sand bars.

To Roydon for eventually good views of the Great Grey Shrike, even if distant.

Hunstanton for the Fulmars
and then to
Titchwell (civilization for WC's, Coffee and cake and the Shop!)
No new birds added.
Water Rails calling and my birding companion gripped back Snipe.

No Geese felt betrayed!

Realising(again) how far everywhere is from everywhere in Norfolk. Its not neat and tidy like Kent for birding in several places!

But a wonderful sunny day if a really cold day but at least not as windy as Titchwell was earlier in the week after the WCS!

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