On the beach, a pair of golden plover, plenty of turnstone, godwits, sanderling, oystercatchers, dunlins but after 45 minutes the cold got to our ungloved hands, so off to the Parrinder Hide.
|bar tailed godwit|
|a small part of the golden plover flock|
|shoveler drake from the Parrinder Hide|
|pink footed goose|
|pink foots put up by marsh harrier|
|geese on the move|
|resting pink foots|
At the beach carpark were plenty of birders arriving for the long gone rbf but more interestingly, was a wedding photo shoot taking place. From my angle they appeared to be sitting next to the dog bin!! Off to East Bank where more bearded tits were heard and usual waders on Arnold's Marsh. By now the sun was setting so back to the car. Remarkably, the last bird of the day was a swallow, over Walsey Hills and North Foreland Woods. A very late record. A stop for Mars bars and drink at Brandon and we were back home by 6.15pm. Yet again, an excellent day.
|several drake pintail|
|from the North Hide|
|Black Headed gull|
|same bird on Cley beach|
|wedding on the beach|
|little egret in setting sunlight|
red throated diver, slavonian grebe, little grebe, great crested grebe, cormorant, little egret, grey heron, mute swan, whooper swan, pink footed goose, (10 sp) greylag goose, brent goose, shelduck, mallard, gadwall, pintail, shoveler, wigeon, teal, eider,(20 sp) common scoter, velvet scoter, red breasted merganser, marsh harrier, common buzzard, kestrel, red legged partridge, pheasant, water rail, moorhen (30 sp) coot, oystercatcher, grey plover, golden plover, lapwing, knot, sanderling, turnstone, dunlin, redshank, (40 sp) black tailed godwit, bar tailed godwit, curlew, snipe, ruff, black headed gull, common gull, mediterranean gull, herring gull, lesser black backed gull, (50 sp) great black backed gull, kittiwake, wood pigeon, collared dove, skylark, swallow, water pipit, meadow pipit, pied wagtail, wren, (60 sp) dunnock, robin, stonechat, redwing, fieldfare, blackbird, great tit, blue tit, long tailed tit, bearded reedling, (70 sp) magpie, jay, jackdaw, rook, carrion crow, starling, house sparrow, chaffinch, linnet, goldfinch, (80 sp) greenfinch, siskin, reed bunting, snow bunting.