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I am a novice to birding and have become interested since walking Frank our dog, a cross Flat Coat / Springer around Hastings Country Park and the surrounding area, I realised the little brown birds weren't just sparrows.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Norfolk Day 4 Sunday 28th October

This morning we started off at Holkham looking for the Hornemans Arctic Redpoll that was showing well yesterday, despite an hour or more of searching with several other birders including the infamous Lee Evans it was not to be - probably moved on with the large number of Finches, Redpolls and Starlings moving west.

We set off back to Titchwell for another look at the Grey Phalarope but couldn't be found. Another look at the sea  found of interest at least 2 Little Auks, several Red-breasted Mergansers and a Red-necked Grebe.

A text report of a Barred Warbler in the cottage garden opposite the duck pond at Salthouse sent us off my next new bird. A line of birders put me onto the bird hopping amoungst the Tamarisk and then a bit nearer but still partially hidden and then came into the open.

Barred Warbler
   We decided to go back to the beach at Sathouse for another look for the Snow Buntings that had been reported all over the weekend but still couldn't find them. The consolation was a Shore Lark nearbye the car park which we had looked for earlier on the trip. With 120 plus species for the group it was now time to head for home. What a great weekend!

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