Marsh Warbler .
I headed off to Norfolk for the Marsh Warbler & White Rumped Sandpiper , i set off early on the 11th June and headed for Narborough in Norfolk , i arrived in good time at approx 7 am and walked down the river path and was soon listening to the Marsh Warbler in full voice with several different species being mimicked including , Nightingale , Redstart & Goldfinch .
Marsh Warbler in full voice.
The Marsh Warbler showed very well at times but was often obscured by the reeds , i also had a brief view of a Garden Warbler.
I spent a good hour and half here then headed to Cley , after getting my permit from the visitors centre i headed to the hides , well no sign of the White R Sandpiper from the first hide although it had been seen earlier , i ventured around to the other hides and still had no luck with the Sandpiper , however i had plenty of cracking birds to keep me company including up to 8 Spoonbills.
Spoonbills coming into land.
Adult Spoonbill with a Avocet.
5 of the 8 Spoonbills in flight.
I had a good selection of waders including several Little Ringed Plovers , 4 Greenshank , Redshank & a single Black Tailed Godwit plus lots of Avocets.
Very vocal in flight.
i also saw 2 1s Little Gulls which were new birds for the year for me.
1st Summer Little Gull.
Little Gull .
A really enjoyable birding session with lots to look at with birds coming and going all the time , i also had some cracking views of Sedge & Reed Warblers.
I spent quite some time here however i never connected with the White Rumped Sandpiper but still had a great time .