Sunday, 21 June 2015

Day trip to Norfolk

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 , ie 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.

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.

Avocet

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.

Reed Warbler.

Sedge Warbler.

I spent quite some time here however i never connected with the White Rumped Sandpiper but still had a great time  .























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