15/06/2013 Trimley Marshes SWT. As soon as I saw the Mega Alert on my pager I knew I had to at least try and get to see this bird as I had missed the Cley bird in 1993. I knew the journey would take at least 2 hours and then there was a three mile walk to where the bird was being seen. I did not expect it to still be there when we arrived. In fact when we were about 15 miles away we received news that it had flown off south over the River Orwell. We continued the journey and luckily it came back and we saw it. We also saw the Trooping of the Colour flypast as we were travelling up the A 12.
8/6/2013. Went to Kent for the day. First place visited was the Oare Marshes Reserve for the Bonaparte’s Gull that has been seen there on and off for the last few weeks. Although it was not seen when I first arrived it was not too long before it put in an appearance over high tide. We then went to Broadstairs, Ramsgate, Sandwich Bay and Pegwell Bay.
1/6/2013. Another weekend another trip to Lakenheath RSPB, this time for a Savi’s Warbler which was found last weekend when I was there but I did not see it then. It showed well several times between 6-7pm when it came up to sing near the tops of the reeds.
Some video footage here :- http://youtu.be/-NqM3I1AEbk