From here to the East Bank at Cley and Arnold's Marsh. It seemed that the birds had all moved on from Monday, with just redshanks, a greenshank and black tailed godwits in evidence. A sandwich tern called as we drove off for a much needed coffee at Reserve HQ. On to the beach car park and swarovski hide. A fair few wheatear in the Eye Field and more meadow pipits. Very few birds on the North Scrape, compared to Monday, but a green sandpiper was new for the day.
|Kelling Water Meadows|
|juvenile pied wagtail|
Into the island hide where ringed plover, little ringed plover, godwits, ruff and 100+ golden plovers were seen. A Mediterranean gull flew over as we wandered to the Parrinder Hide. From here, a whimbrel and a part leucistic golden plover. More spoonbills. On to the beach where a quiet sea watch gave views of a fulmar west and an arctic skua harrying a tern sp some way out. Both good birds before a coffee at the cafe and a quick wait for a few everyday birds at the feeding station to go on the growing list.
|black tailed godwit|
|little ringed plover|
|crane fly past|
|3 adult common crane. Great views.|
little grebe, fulmar, cormorant, little egret, grey heron, spoonbill, mute swan, greylag goose, canada goose, shelduck, (10 sp) mallard, gadwall, wigeon, teal, garganey, red crested pochard, marsh harrier, kestrel, moorhen, coot (20 sp) crane, oystercatcher, avocet, little ringed plover, ringed plover, golden plover, lapwing, knot, turnstone, dunlin (30 sp) wood sandpiper, green sandpiper, common sandpiper, redshank, spotted redshank, greenshank, black tailed godwit, bar tailed godwit, curlew, whimbrel, (40 sp) ruff, arctic skua, black headed gull, common gull, mediterranean gull, herring gull, lesser black backed gull, great black backed gull, sandwich tern, common tern (50 sp)stock dove, wood pigeon, collard dove, skylark, sand martin, swallow, house martin, meadow pipit, pied wagtail, wren (60 sp) dunnock, wheatear, blackbird, whitethroat, chiffchaff, great tit, blue tit, magpie, jackdaw, rook, (70 sp) carrion crow, starling, house sparrow, chaffinch, linnet, goldfinch, greenfinch, reed bunting. 78 species in total.