Norfolk 19th May 2012

May 19, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

A fine day in Norfolk started with a visit to Lakenheath RSPB, a superb site this time of year, Golden Oriole (2 males), Common Cranes, Bitterns, Bearded Tits, Hobby and Cuckoo's were all showing well.

News that the Temmincks Stints were still present at Cley sent us onwards to the North Norfolf coast, 4 birds were present.

Whilst deciding where to go next news broke of a Red-backed Shrike at Stiffkey, after a brief delay for lunch we duly arrived and enjoyed god views of what appeared to be a 1st summer male; whilst searching i was lucky enough to be in the right spot when a stunning Red-spotted Bluethroat was located, the bird showed brilliantly for 4 of us before disappearing before the crowd arrived.

The day ended at Titchwell where a Curlew Sandpiper was added to my year list.

Year list ended the day on 199 species.


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