Saturday, 6 November 2010
Shorelarks and Fireworks in abundance!
Choseley, Thornham and Titchwell RSPB
Stopped at Choseley to look for Dotterel, but no luck.
Text from Andy Wilkinson and Justin Lansdell to say they 130 Waxwings in Great Yarmouth!
The copse by the end of Greenway held a surprise of a Chiffchaff, well I think it was, only saw it for seconds and a naff photo (see below) and it didn't call. Also 1 blackbird and a robin.
A pair of Bullfinches in the carpark. Whilst queueing up for cheese and onion pastie, I heard the familiar voice of Eddie Myers at the front of the queue, who I spent the rest of the afternoon birding with. 3 Twite on the new embankment leading to the new hide along with a reed bunting and later on at least 9 Twite on the fresh marsh. A Cettis Warbler also burst into song for a few moments. 9 Shorelark were seen distantly on the beach at the far east end of the boardwalk after lots patience at 3.15pm! Back along the main bank we saw at 3 pintail, 1 Water Pipit, loads of Golden Plover, Yellow legged Gull, several little egrets, lots of starlings, 2 Marsh Harriers and usual waders. http://www.rspb.org.uk/reserves/guide/t/titchwellmarsh/sightings.aspx
Watched Strictly Come Dancing with my parents. Photographed Fireworks at Hunstanton and then whizzed home to watch the rest of X-Factor!