About Me

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

Thursday 25th October - Day 1 in Norfolk

An early start to get to Stiffkey for the Bluetail that wasn't to be was rewarded at least 15 Ring Ouzels, Blackbirds everywhere, Redwings, Fieldfares, Song Thrushes, and Mistle Thrush it looks like a good weekend ahead and it was with 5 new birds to my life list and 11 onto the year list. Pictures are not that good but poor light with showers and strong winds are my excuse!

Although dipping on the Redflanked Bluetail after having seen all the winter Thrushes, the next star was a stunning male Black Redstart.

Black Redstart (male)
Hearing that the Arctic Warbler was still around we headed off to Burnham Overy Staithe and after a short walk that got quicker on hearing it was showing well.

Arctic Warbler
There was a good group of Birders helping out with location

From here we went onto Titchwell a good look at the sea didn't produce anything special.

But caught up with the local waders who are now use to humans and feed quite close to the footpath

Spotted Redshank

Black-tailed Godwit

A good day with alot more to come.

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