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Saturday, 6 April 2013

Titchwell, Norfolk and sunshine!

We set off at crack of dawn watching the sun come up - fantastic.

First stop was Walkers Cafe for brekkie... sausage, bacon and egg roll with a cuppa.. very nice.

We counted a total of 23 Red-legged partidges throughout the day - mostly on the way up but a few coming home.  Also saw Yellowhammer and Corn Bunting not as many as we'd hoped to see.

The weather was glorious - very bright and sunny

After parking the car we spied this very tame robin as we walked into the reserve!!

and on the way in a WOODCOCK!! woo hoo... stayed well hidden and I couldn't get a pic but great to see it!!

Sun glorious sun!!

Started off down on the beach... you really need a scope for birding here.. and I don't have one!

Loads of shells..

and back up in the reserve

Spotted Redshank

Flight of Shelduck

Female Teal

Male Teal



Godwit - think it's a Black-tailed?

Avocts (there were dozens) being hassled by a gull!!

Came back to the feeder area on the way out and an obliging wren entertained

and from there onto Hunstanton  - in search of Fulmars.. several pairs nesting in the cliff face

and Wind Turbines out at sea

 Down onto the beach..

and on the cliff face, several pairs of Fulmars were nesting

Back up from the beach

time for some fish and chips before heading off to see Little Owls at Flitcham Abbey Farm... great stuff.  Some Long-tailed Tits were nesting in the gorse just below the close I do hope they don't get disturbed!

So a great day out -  great birds at Titchwell - Spotted Redshank, Redshank, Godwit, Avocets, Teals, Curlew, Marsh Harrier, Stonechat, several Skylarks - what a wonderful sound... Pintails, Brent Geese, Oystercatchers, Knot, Grey Plover and a Snipe flew from underneath the hide window and off before we really registered its presence!!

Fantastic weather and a wonderful day out!

1 comment:

Roy Norris said...

You certainly had a nice sunny day for it Tricia.

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