Had to help my parents out with stuff this morning so didn't start birding until late. Very foggy for most of day, but hot!
This was a very long walk, I estimate at least 10 miles. Parked the car at Burnham Overy Staithe - (the pull in on the main road). Flagged down a Coasthopper bus and got off at Stiffkey Fen. The original plan was to walk from Stiffkey Fen to Gun Hill and back to my car, finding lots of goodies on route - yeah right!!!
Going to make this post short as I am very tired.
Stiffkey Fen - 12.45pm - chiffchaffs, reed buntings, jay, blackcap, linnets. Too foggy to see the Fen, especially when I hadn't bought my telescope!
Campsite Wood - 1.35pm - chaffinches, goldfinches, blackcap.
Campsite Carpark -2pm - common whitethroats, blackcap, jackdaws, blackbird, peacock butterfly.
Whirlygig - 2.20pm - linnets, goldfinches. Sat and had a sandwich.
The Pit - 3.05pm - common whitethroats, reed buntings, linnets, garden warbler, blackcap, goldfinches, blackcaps.
West Track - 3.30pm - Painted Lady, Common Blue and a Green Hairstreak! along with Orange Tips and lots of bees. In the copse by the path a chiffchaff and a blackcap were seen. More linnets and goldfinches on route to Wells and also a common buzzard sailing over a rape field.
Wells Quay - 5.20pm - little egret x 2, herring gull eating a crab. Chips for me on the quayside at 6pm! Hmmmm..... my original plan of including Gun Hill was not looking good! Scanned the Putting green along beach road thoroughly for Cream-coloured Coursers but only found woodpigeons and 2 grey partridges. Further along there were 3 mistle thrushes.
Wells Harbour Office - 3 little terns flew over and a common whitethroat called in the gorse/scrub by the office. This area of scrub looks awesome for migrants, when we get some!
Wells beach carpark - 2 swallows sitting on fence.
The Dell - 6.40pm - 2 cracking male bullfinches and a few chiffchaffs calling.
Holkham - 7.15pm - nothing of note apart from a muntjac fawn.
Burnham Overy Dunes - 7.50pm - thick fog, linnets, woodpigeons and natterjacks calling. Two martians appeared in the near distance in the fog - that's what they looked like anyway. Who on earth could be crazy enough to venture out in the fog? I know I was, but at least I was returning to my car. The two figures really did look spooky and almost looked like they had no clothes on!!! As they got nearer, I realised they were two men wearing wet suits!!! Still strange - very odd to be walking to the dunes in the fog and wearing wet suits - each to their own!
Arrived back to my car at 8.40pm.