At Warham Greens, 3 whimbrel, egrets, brent geese and hoardes of goldfinches. A good start to the day as I ticked pied wagtail in the pig field where there were more grey partridge.
|Startled brown hare|
|Very distant whimbrel|
|Another grey partridge|
|Secretive sedge warbler|
|A more showy individual|
|Green veined white on common (or russian) comphrey|
|Best I could manage of a whitethroat|
Into Titchwell where I stopped for a coffee and chatted to Derek, a birder who has spent birding time with Colin Wells, a Stortford birder. On the path I met a couple from South Leicester bird club to whom I have given presentations, good to see them. On to the beach and a chance to find a sheltered spot from the constant north easterly. On a rough sea at least 14 velvet scoters in a raft of 100+ commons but little else. A common tern posed for this series of hovering photos and a little ringed plover and common sandpiper made the day and year list.
A good day, indeed, totalling 90 species, a record for me this year.
|Male ruff coming into breeding plumage|
|Little ringed plover|
little ringed plover
bar tailed godwit
short eared owl