Sunday, 9 October 2011
Birding at Cley and Hot News!!!
Seawatching - Cley Coastguards
Lots of: Gannets, Brent Geese, Wigeon, Teal, Dunlin. Several Swallows heading west, 4 Red throated Divers, Meadows Pipits going east, 5 Skylarks west and superb views of 2 Velvet Scoters at 10.50am. Eddie saw 2 Pom. Skuas going east.
Tea at Cley VC
Walsey Hills NOA
3 Redwings, 3-4 Goldcrests, 1 Chiffchaff, Blackcap and a Cettis Warbler and a Treecreeper (rare in here apparently - my second this year at Walsey.
Gramborough Hill, Salthouse
More dog crap here than I have EVER seen here before! 1 Dunlin very close on the pool just before the hill, 2 Wheatears, pair of Stonechats, flock of Goldfinches, 2 Redwings, 1 Fieldfare.
Cley Visitor Centre - lunch with Eddie, John F. and Pete S.
Whilst here we were told about a man who had seen a possible BLUE ROCK THRUSH in East Ruston Gardens yesterday afternoon sitting on a holly bush - both Eddie and John were thinking it could have been an escapee cage bird. Frustratingly looking at the time, we realised it was too late to go today as the gardens closed at 5.30pm and cost £7 to get in!!! Also they don't open again until Wednesday morning!! The owner of the gardens knew about it , but had not seen it himself - he said it was seen south of the house.
Dauke"s Hide NWT
36 cormorants, 5 Yellow leg Gulls, good number of golden plover, lapwings, wigeon, teal, masses of gulls, pink footed geese flying west, a few avocets, shelduck, curlew, black tailed godwit, a Cettis Warbler singing.