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Thursday, 10 October 2013

North Norfolk 7th - 10th October 2013

Spotted Redshank with Black Tailed Godwit


Myself and Heather decided on a few days to be spent on the North Norfolk coast and a bed & breakfast (Sunset Inn - http://sunsetinn.co.uk/) was booked in Hunstanton for three nights. The accommodation was very comfortable and the breakfasts were excellent. Norfolk in October must be good, mustn't it? Well the previous week had good birds being reported.............but for us, nothing too special! This was made even worse with the RBA reporting birds in the area we had just left, all the way home! However 96 species was far from a disaster!

It was nice to meet up with Karl S, Dave N and Clive A on several occasions. Karl travelling from the West Midlands on his motor scooter was most impressive.


Sightings:

Barn owl; Red Kite; Greylag Goose; Brent Goose; Shelduck; Egyptian Goose; Mallard; Gadwall; Shoveler; Teal; Scaup; Tufted Duck; Common Scoter; Velvet Scoter; Pheasant; Slavonian Grebe; Dabchick; Great Crested Grebe; Gannet; Cormorant; Little Egret; Peregrine; Kestrel; Sparrowhawk; Marsh Harrier; Water Rail; Moorhen; Coot; Oystercatcher; Avocet; Ringed Plover; Grey Plover; Golden Plover; Lapwing; Knot; Sanderling; Turnstone; Dunlin; Little Stint; Redshank; Spotted Redshank; Greenshank; Black Tailed Godwit; Bar Tailed Godwit; Curlew; Snipe; Jack Snipe; Ruff; Black headed Gull; Common Gull; Herring Gull; LBB Gull; GBB Gull; Sandwich Tern; Guillemot; Wood Pigeon; Collared Dove; Meadow Pipit; Pied Wagtail; Robin; Wheatear; Whinchat; Blackbird; Goldcrest; Great Tit; Blue Tit; Long Tailed Tit; Magpie; Jay; Jackdaw; Rook; Carrion Crow; Starling; Chaffinch; Linnet; Goldfinch; Greenfinch; House Sparrow; Canada Goose; Pink Footed Goose; Skylark; Red Throated Diver; Green Woodpecker; Cettis Warbler; Coal Tit; Grey Heron; Mute Swan; Song Thrush; Dunnock; Stonechat; Tawny Owl; Bearded Tit; Pintail; Buzzard; Great Skua; Arctic Skua; Manx Shearwater.

To be continued...............!

2 comments:

Findlay Wilde said...

That pictures great. You can really look at the differences between two brilliant waders. From Findlay

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Findlay - more to follow!