16 January, 2008

Norfolk Day Trip

The first two hours were spent in Cley Village waiting for the White-crowned Sparrow. It duly showed a couple of times, but didn't get a chance to photograph the bird. We then spent the rest of the day around the north Norfolk coast.

After leaving the sparrow at cley, a posse of birders (including us) then hit the local hotspots. At Salthouse, a confiding flock of Snow Bunting and a few Turnstone were feeding around our feet. Luckily, I didn't have to chase the Lapland Bunting as it set down, briefly, in front of the camera.

A Black Brant dropped in front of us with a few Brent Geese which was just compensation after paying £3.50 for access at Lady Anne's Drive, Holkham.

On the beach at Holkam there were more Snow Bunting, a few Meadow Pipits and a couple of Rock Pipit.

Finally, the last few hours were spent at Titchwell RSPB. The light was tailing off, but a nice Black-tailed Godwit fed close to the footpath.

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