My week is at an end and I have to say that this is the quietest I have ever known Norfolk to be. No life ticks but several year ticks and good healthy fresh Norfolk air make it all worthwhile. I decided to call into Titchwell Marsh on my way home, arriving quite early at 0630. Unfortunately, the sun was preventing clear observation of the reserve, so I headed for the beach. Most of the birds present had already been seen throughout the week but at last, some more year ticks. From the beach, five Red Throated Divers, plus many flyby Common Scoters and a Long Tailed Duck. Walking back down the path, two Little Stint were close to the Island Hide with a small group of Dunlin. I have been trying to locate Spoonbill all week, but always seemed to be in the wrong place! When at Titchwell, it was reported at Cley, when at Cley it was reported at Titchwell! Luck was on my side when an immature Spoonbill flew onto the Thornham Marshes, distant but it was in my scope.
I apologise for the following Spoonbill record shots, next time i've booked the Hubble Space Telescope!