2/1/2017 Started the day in north Norfolk and ended the day at Rutland Water. Plenty of good birds seen at Titchwell and a nice male Hen Harrier sat in a field near Docking. The juvenile Surf Scoter was seen at Rutland Water. Some poor record shots below.
A nice day in Norfolk. Todd’s Canada Goose and several Bean Geese seen with 1000’s of Pinkfeet near Docking. Lots of Velvet Scoter and Long-tailed Ducks at Titchwell and plenty of waders on a lovely sunny but cold day.
Todd’s Canada Goose
Scoter flock – spot the Velvet Scoter and Long-tailed Duck amongst the Common Scoter
Saw the Great Knot at my second attempt early morning on the beach at Holme.
Two really bad photos of Great Knot (bird at the back of flock of Knot)
A nice day out in Norfolk. Started the day in Thetford Forest where I saw Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Goshawk at one site and then a Great Grey Shrike at Grimes Graves. I then went up to the coast and saw Lapland Buntings at Blakeney and Snow Buntings at Cley.
Managed to dip the Pallid Harrier for the third time. Other than that not a bad day. Highlights were 3 Shore Lark, 2 Water Pipit and Rough-legged Buzzard.
A trip to Norfolk starting at Snettisham to look for the Pallid Harrier. Unfortunately I did not see it although it had been seen before I got there and then after I left. The weather had deteriorated whilst I was there getting much windier and colder as the day progressed. I then went to Thornham Harbour where there was a flock of Twite including some that were colour ringed and then Titchwell RSPB.
The Wash from Snettisham
Twite & Thornham Harbour
A trip to Norfolk today for the Marsh Warbler at Narborough which showed well. On the way back stopped off at Welney WWT for a Red Necked Phalarope.
Red Necked Phalarope
Best birds today in a trip to Norfolk were 12+ Dotterel near Choseley Drying Barns, Temminck’s Stint at Titchwell RSPB and Displaying Stone Curlew at Weeting Heath. Unfortunately they were not the best pictures I took as they were quite distant.