Monday 8 September 2008

Norfolk (Cley, Kelling & Hickling) – 30th August 2008

Starting at Cley Coastguards sea watching for over 3 hours from about 7 am produced Great Skua, Common Tern, Black Tern, Sandwich Tern, Guillemot, Razorbill and a single Manx Shearwater (way out). From there we moved to Kelling water meadow and on the pool there found Little Egret, Green Sandpiper, Common Sandpiper and a Whitethroat lurking in the shrubs with plenty of Swallows over. The final call was Hickling Broad where we add the haziest of views of a Marsh Sandpiper, numerous Ruff, Little Gull, Dunlin and Curlew Sandpiper. Then the added bonus of Marsh Tit and Meadow Pipit around the nearby wooded area. Life bird count: 372 Year bird count: 233 Month bird count: 100

Monday 1 September 2008

Landguard – 29th August 2008

A late sunny afternoon drive out to try and catch a reported Citrine Wagtail in this case proved unsuccessful. However there were birds in good numbers to be seen. The heath was abundant with Northern Wheatear and quite a large flock of feeding Starlings. There were Common Gull and Terns over and within the Radar compound Yellow Wagtail, Linnet, Meadow Pipit and Pied Wagtail.

Life bird count: 372 Year bird count: 229 Month bird count: 83