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Thursday, 10 July 2014

A day in North Norfolk - 9th July 2014

 


A rare visit these days to the North Norfolk Coast saw Ian and myself setting out at 0400hrs with the aim of being on the coast for 0600hrs! We arrived at 0615hrs, so not bad really! Unfortunately, the word of the day was "distance" with reference to the miles travelled and the positioning of the birds!

 
 
It was good to arrive at an empty Titchwell car park and no other person was seen until about 0800hrs! First image of the day was a Jay enjoying the feeders but in very poor light, so quite pleased with the result!
 
Jay
 
 
A list of bird species seen can be found at the end of this post but a year tick in the form of four Spoonbills was really good (even though Cley had sixteen!). Typical of the day, they refused to come close! The beach was "interesting"! Not much in the way of birds, but the strong northerly blow guaranteed a good "sand blasting"!
 
Spoonbill
 







 
A very "rough" Ruff!
 


 
Curlew
 


 
Kestrel
 

 
Spotted Redshank (one of nine)
 


 
 
Todays Sightings:
 
Wood Pigeon; Carrion Crow; Black Headed Gull; LBB Gull; Wren; Collared Dove; Blackcap; Magpie; Blackbird; Rook; Jay; Chaffinch; Moorhen; Mallard; Coot; Mute Swan; Oystercatcher; Marsh Harrier; Reed Bunting; Kestrel; Starling; Lapwing; Avocet; Cormorant; Black Tailed Godwit; Ruff; Curlew; Reed Warbler; Pied Wagtail; Teal; Redshank; Spotted Redshank; Swallow; Skylark; Little Egret; Meadow Pipit; Shelduck; Common Tern; Herring Gull; Little Tern; Whimbrel; Turnstone; Ringed Plover; Bat Tailed Godwit; Kittiwake; Linnet; Greylag Goose; Spoonbill; Swift; Grey Heron; Little Ringed Plover; Tufted Duck; Gadwall; Dabchick; Cettis Warbler; Pochard; Robin; Dunlin; Bearded Tit; Greenfinch; Blue Tit; Chiffchaff; Jackdaw; Yellowhammer; Goldfinch;
 
Journey - House Martin; Buzzard; Red Kite.

2 comments:

Central Birder said...

Nice set and day out Kevin, the Ruff is indeed rough :-)

Kevin Groocock said...

Cheers Steve. It was the quietist I've known Titchwell!