|Black headed gull in early morning light|
|Linnet, they followed me throughout the day!|
|chiffchaff in hawthorn|
|Chiffchaff on Alexanders, a plant that is taking over the whole of North Norfolk!|
|Smart springtime chaffinch|
|Brent geese put up by Marsh harrier|
From here, I headed to Kelling Water meadows where I met a couple that informed me that very little was about. Common sandpiper, stonechat, 4 avocet, wheatear, gadwall, shoveler, redshank, mallard, wigeon and shelduck seemed good to me, coming from landlocked Hertfordshire. As I returned to the car, small tortoiseshell and peacock butterflies were an indication of the temperature increase (necessitating a sweater removal) and several blackcaps were singing, but not performing for the camera.
|Male kestrel over Kelling Hard|
|Shelduck with a wigeon pair on the water|
|male willow warbler|
A wander to the hides gave views of a few new birds, black tailed godwits, knot, dunlin, but nothing too noteworthy.
|Just great plumage|
|Lapwing that is very shy!|
|2 Black tailed godwits showing differences as they come into breeding plumage|
|Knot, not a frequent visitor to the scrape from Daukes Hide|
|Black tailed godwit|
|Meadow pipit, a pleasing shot|
|A very high overhead marsh harrier|
|Pair of tufties|
At Choseley, yellowhammer and red legged partridge made the list before I had got out of the car. In the distance, another male marsh harrier, plenty of partridge, both rlp and grey along with 8 brown hares in one field.
|Always good to see a brown hare|
As I wandered back to the now empty car park both a nuthatch and another blackcap sang due to my departure.
|2 Med gulls a long way off the footpath.|
|feeding (very noisily) knot|
|Blackcap near Titchwell car park|
As always, I keep the best shots for my RSPB, Nat Hist and Bird Club presentations, so most of these are ones I am happy to share.