Pink Footed Geese - Holkham
Having met Max Silverman at Cley yesterday, and neither of us having a great time finding interesting birds, we took a decision to meet at Wells Woods this morning. Arriving earlier than Max, I took a walk towards the dell. I could hear the call of a Yellow Browed Warbler in the pines but could not locate it. This would have been a life tick but as I was unable to relocate it, I will have to wait. Meeting Max in the carpark, we decided to walk back to the dell, and, NOTHING was found apart from common woodland species and I had to satisfy myself by taking images of a Robin! On return to our cars, poor Max had a sinister looking yellow sticker on his windscreen - a fine for non display of his ticket! Max's ticket had fallen off his screen and rather than suffer a £50 fine, he went in search of the attendant. Luck was on his side and the matter was sorted out. Interestingly, the car park attendent lived just down the road from me in Hillmorton for a number of years!
A quick look out to the distant sea produced a number of previously seen waders. Max decided to move on to Cley, and I headed to Lady Annes Drive at Holkham. Again very quiet with little little to see in my walk, other than the increasing numbers of Pink Footed Geese.
Now, you cannot be in the area of Wells without visiting French's fish and chip shop. It was a little early for tea, so I walked the coast path towards Stifkey (building up my appetite!). Again not a lot about with Redshank, Little Egret, Turnstone, Black Tailed Godwit, Grey Plover, Greenshank, Curlew and Whimbrel being seen, but again, not close. My fish and chips were excellent!
Pink Footed Geese
Red Admiral Butterfly