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Tuesday, 9 August 2022

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Pectoral Sandpiper, Little Gull, Spoonbills x 12 at Cley NWT
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
Spoonbills x 3 at Welney WWT
Wood Sandpiper at Holme Dunes NWT
BEE-EATERS 2+ (all ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
 
MEGA NEWS
CAPE GULL
(form vetula) sub-ad., still at Grafham Water, then flew south at 5.15pm, Cambridge
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Norwick, Unst, Shetland

RBA Weekly Round-Up 2nd to 8th August!

By Jon Dunn

Monday, 8 August 2022

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Pectoral Sandpiper, Caspian Gulls x 2 at Cley NWT
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
Honey Buzzard at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers
BEE-EATERS 5 (all ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Spoonbills x 3 at Welney WWT
Common Cranes x 2 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Osprey at Thornham Point

MEGA NEWS
CAPE GULL
(form vetula) sub-ad., FIRST FOR BRITAIN! still at Grafham Water, Cambridge
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Norwick, Unst, Shetland
ELEGANT TERN
Aughinish Island, County Clare, Ireland
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland

Is There Anything Green About Plastic Grass?

Yes, there is! Only one though, its green coloured plastic!

Interesting article on the BBC website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61552315

"Overall, the trend toward plastic grass is really worrying," says Mr Bunting. "We're facing a nature crisis where biodiversity is collapsing and a climate crisis. We're pedalling in a direction opposite to the one we should be going in."

Last year, a study showed the UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries on the planet and has already lost around half its biodiversity since the 1970s.

One of the problems we have Mr Bunting, says "is that we're a neat and tidy nation and we need to get over that."

"If you're lucky enough to have a lawn let the grass grow," he adds. "You can mow the grass nearest the house, and that will mimic grazing areas in the wild. That will attract birds and bees."

An RHS spokesperson tells BBC News, "Real grass lawns give lots of benefits for the environment, including absorbing carbon dioxide and creating a home for wildlife.

"Plastic grass can't do any of this, and creates a sterile, lifeless area in the garden.

"Fake grass usually has to go in the bin when it is worn out and ends up in landfill."

The lady in the article who loves her plastic lawn, obviously doesn't miss seeing birds foraging for grubs, worms and insects on her sterile, hot plastic lawn! These should never have been invented!

Sunday, 7 August 2022

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Pectoral Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Spoonbills x 12 at Cley NWT
BEE-EATERS 5 (all ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Spoonbills x 2 at Welney WWT
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
Honey Buzzards x 4 at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers 
Wood Sandpiper, Spoonbills x 3 at Holme Dunes NWT
Caspian Gull at Weybourne Camp
Spoonbills x 50 at Stiffkey Fen
Garganey x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Caspian Gulls x 2 at Cromer  

MEGA NEWS
CAPE GULL
(form vetula) sub-ad., FIRST FOR BRITAIN! Grafham Water, Cambridge
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Norwick, Unst, Shetland
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland

In Memory of My Dear Mother

Mother and father at a "Moth Morning" – Titchwell RSPB
 I can remember them laughing like it was yesterday – I love this picture.
I think they had bumped into someone who had not seen them for several years if I recall correctly.
My parents used to go on the bus every Wednesday to help ID the moths for visitors.
 

MARGARET ROSE CLARKE

9th February 1940 — 7th August 2018

 
Four years have passed since we lost you.
 
Days, weeks, months pass, time ticks by,
 
but you are still in my thoughts daily
   
Forever in our hearts and minds.
 
I still talk to you, hear you and see you.
 
I miss and love you so much.

Until we meet again.

💔   💔   💔
 
I met up with Lucy, Vivien and Ray for lunch today x x x x

Saturday, 6 August 2022

Warham Greens, Wells & Titchwell RSPB

Overlooking the freshmarsh, from the East Trail at Titchwell RSPB

After having a run of nights with almost no sleep because of nerve pain, I decided to escape for a while, before I lost the plot completely. The car has not had a good run for ages, which obviously has saved me a fortune, but its not good leaving a car sitting on a drive for so long.

First stop was my favourite car washing place, by the Four Winds Cafe along the A148, just before the B1454 turn off. I was shocked at the increase in price – the last time I came here it was £8.00, its now £12, they still did a good job, as they always do. The problem with having your car washed (not been washed for ages) is discovering how many people have backed into your car since your last car wash. Driver's front bumper's has a double white scrape with dark paint scuff, which is not going to T-cut out!!! Obviously done in a supermarket car park as until today, I have only been out birding twice since May!!! I need to start parking at the furthest point in the car park in future, so annoying.

My Skoda is 7 years old on 1st September, MOT, Tax and service being done mid August and I keep wondering what to do. I love my little green car and yes I know its only metal at the end of the day, but trying to decide if I should keep it until it dies or exchange for a newer car? I'm not buying brand new again, as need to save my pennies for new bricks. I would like an estate next time (petrol of course), can't afford to go electric yet, who can?! I have searched many times for a Skoda estate in my Rallye Green Metallic and its impossible to find one locally or within 50 miles – decisions, decisions! In fact Skoda estates are hard to come by in any colour and I was also told they are not making any more estate cars.

Headed to Warham Greens and parked up at the north end of Cockle Drove. It was hot, far too hot for me. I spoke to a couple who had seen the Hooded Crow in the field a short while before I arrived, but sadly I dipped. I spent a long time walking up and down the track, scanning the pig fields and buildings – wrong time of day to come here I realised, as I was looking straight into the sun. I failed and left. Saw a nice Wall butterfly though and lots of amusing squealing pigs!

Stopped for a short while at North Point Pools, Wells. The public footpath is so overgrown that you wouldn't know if you were treading in anything dodgy or not, luckily I didn't! No water on the west side at all and not that much on the east side either, certainly not in the area next to the fence, just lots of caked dry mud. Distantly I could see a good selection of birds, including Black-tailed Godwits, Black-headed Gulls, Lapwings, Greylags, Mallards, Shelduck, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper x 1, Spoonbill, Little Egret, Mute Swans, Marsh Harrier, Pied Wagtails, Swallows, Sand Martins and a Kestrel sitting on the muck heap at the entrance to the track on the east side.

Cruised along the coast to Titchwell RSPB. Its quite frightening how yellow and tinder dry everything looks – sadly through irresponsible people, there will more than probably be many more fires before the end of the Summer. It's so long since I drove along here, it was a nice drive, apart from one very stupid driver, who overtook a car before the brow of a hill just coming into Wells – I only knew this at the point where the driver was coming straight for me, I didn't even get time to beep my horn, a very near miss indeed!  Luckily he just squeezed through without colliding with me – he obviously needs to retake his test. After a string of pointless swear words, I eventually arrived in the car park at Titchwell RSPB. Had my egg and potato salad with a cup of tea in the coach turning area. Watched a juvenile Robin in the brambles, nothing else of note. Moved my car to the main car park.

I know it was the wrong time of the day to walk the East Trail, but that was the whole point, I would more than probably have it all to myself! The furthest point of the East Trail opened on 1st August and I wanted to walk that section, as not done this for ages. This trail is best walked first thing in the morning, so the sun is behind you. It felt so good to be out and it was cooler now. I have seriously been lacking exercise because of my awful sleep patterns, I need to walk lots of miles to catch up – this evening was a good start anyway. The RSPB have a wonderful new pond just behind the visitor centre. I didn't see anything of note up to the Fen Hide. The highlight of the entire trip was inside the hide!!! I popped in to see what was on the pool, a couple of Mallards and that was it – suddenly something scurried across the floor! It was so tiny, too small for a mouse and weaved in and out of the edge of the floor boards with its snuffling pointy nose and little brown eyes, searching for food – I then realised it was a Shrew! I can't remember the last time I saw one, what a treat and yes, it was very cute and very sweet to watch, made my day!

On Patsy's Pool there was a large selection of birds, mostly gulls and Coots. I have never seen so many Coots on here before, I should have counted them really, but limited with only my binoculars – also Mute Swans, Little Grebe, Moorhens, Mallards and Cormorants were taking up their roosting spots on the dead trees. I walked to the very end of the East Trail and sat on the seat overlooking the freshmarsh as the sun was setting and thought about my dear mother, who passed away four years ago tomorrow. Tons of gulls and other silhouetted waders in orange light – a beautiful scene. Found three Violet Ground Beetles crawling across the path and two very tiny baby toads. Took too many sunset pictures on my phone and retraced my steps back to the car park.

Scary looking dogs always unnerve me and I wasn't expecting anyone to be walking out to the reserve at 8.50pm, but just as I walked past the visitor centre a couple with two dogs (on leads thank goodness) attempted to walk past me with their Doberman and something else short, muscly and ferocious looking. The man was more in control of his dog, but the lady had a job to stop the Doberman from jumping up towards me. I don't think they expected to see me here at this time either. It could have been an entirely different story had they had not been on leads, so I was lucky.

I drove home via Hunstanton and cruised along the sea front – I was shocked at how many people were still around at 9.10pm! The clifftop was still full of parked cars, lots of people walking with their dogs along the cliff top. Beautiful cerise skies over The Wash. The Green had a good number of people walking around and Henry's fish n chip shop was full of people eating at the tables outside. The Arcades and Amusement centre still looked busy too. Goodness knows what it was like earlier in the day!

Pictures to be added

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Spoonbills x 7 at Burgh Castle
Turtle Dove at North Point Pools, Wells
Honey Buzzard flew over, Wood Sandpiper, Garganey x 2, Common Cranes x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Honey Buzzards x 4 at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers   
Wood Sandpiper, Spoonbills x 10 at Cley NWT
Osprey flew over CleySpy at Glandford
Osprey flew over Stiffkey
Spoonbills x 50 at Stiffkey Fen
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
Spoonbills x 10, Spotted Redshanks x 4 at Snettisham RSPB
BEE-EATERS 6 (all ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Spoonbill flew past Weybourne Camp
Caspian Gulls x 2 at Cromer
Spoonbills x 14 at Holme Dunes NWT
Curlew Sandpipers x 3 at Breydon Water
Spoonbill at Titchwell RSPB
 
MEGA NEWS
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Norwick, Unst, Shetland
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland

Friday, 5 August 2022

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Night Heron, Spoonbills x 2 at Cley NWT
Wood Sandpiper at Pensthorpe Water Fowl Park
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
Caspian Gull at Cromer
BEE-EATERS 6 (all ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Spoonbills x 54 at Stiffkey Fen
Common Cranes x 2, Spoonbills x 2 at Welney WWT
Spotted Redshanks x 3, Spoonbills x 2 at Titchwell RSPB
Wood Sandpiper at Langmere, East Wretham Heath NWT 
Garganey at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (possible), reported, Turtle Dove, Wood Sandpiper, Spoonbills x 4 at North Point Pools, Wells
Honey Buzzards x 3 at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers  
Garganey x 2 (probable) at Watermill Broad NR, Mundford
Spotted Redshanks x 5, Spoonbills x 10 at Snettisham RSPB
 
MEGA NEWS
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Norwick, Unst, Shetland
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland

Thursday, 4 August 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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BEE-EATERS 5 (all ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Wood Sandpiper at North Point Pools, Wells
Spoonbills x 2, Little Gull, Curlew Sandpiper at Titchwell RSPB
Wood Sandpiper at Langmere, East Wretham Heath NWT
Spoonbills x 2 at Welney WWT
Black Tern juv., Curlew Sandpipers x 3, Spotted Redshanks x 3, Spoonbills x 6, Little Stint at Snettisham RSPB
Honey Buzzards x 3, Goshawks x 2 at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers 
Spoonbills x 8 at Burgh Castle
Caspian Gull at Cromer
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
Wood Sandpiper, Spoonbills x 8 at Cley NWT
Spoonbills x 5 at Holme Dunes NWT
Caspian Gull at Gorleston-on-Sea
Wood Sandpiper at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
 
MEGA NEWS
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland

M&S Stops Selling Disposable Barbecues Across UK

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-62414352

I was pretty shocked to be honest, I actually received a reply from M&S on Twitter, but no replies from other retailers I tweeted.... yet! Thank you M&S! There are plenty of scrumptious picnic foods in M&S without adding a barbecue to your shopping bill!

https://twitter.com/Pennyshotbirdin/status/1552430689630490624 

What is this trend with taking barbecues to the beach and parks anyway? What's wrong with a good old fashioned picnic pack-up, such as sandwiches, rolls, cold veggie stuff, meats (not for me), salad, so many choices, no one needs to bring a barbecue on their trips out, save it for your garden events! If you can't be bothered to do that, have fish-n-chips/take-away or eat out in a local cafe/pub/restaurant.

I note in the BBC article that a Sainsbury's spokesperson said: "We offer customers choice and all our disposable BBQ packaging includes advice on safe use and disposal which customers are encouraged to follow." Well, yes that's all well and good, but there are many, many people purchasing your barbecues that don't follow the safe use or disposal, so with our ongoing serious and tinder dry conditions, its really pretty irresponsible for ANY retailer to be selling these fire starters!!!

Lets hope that M&S start the ball rolling for other retailers to follow suit!

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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BEE-EATERS 7 (all ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Little Stint, Curlew Sandpipers x 3 at Snettisham RSPB
Spoonbills x 10 at Cley NWT
Spoonbills x 2 at Welney WWT
Spoonbills x 8 at Burgh Castle
Hen Harrier male flew over Grimston Warren NWT
Spoonbills x 52 at Stiffkey Fen
Wood Sandpiper at North Point Pools, Wells
Garganey at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Spoonbills x 6 at Holme Dunes NWT
Caspian Gulls x 5 at Cromer
Wood Sandpipers x 2 at Langmere, East Wretham Heath NWT
Glossy Ibis (possible) flew over Ladybelt Country Park, Mulbarton
Wood Sandpiper at Kelling Water Meadow
 
MEGA NEWS
BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS
On sea at Flamborough Head, Yorkshire
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland
LEAST TERN
North of Portrane, County Dublin, Ireland

Tuesday, 2 August 2022

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Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpipers x 3, Spoonbill at Titchwell RSPB
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
Garganey, Turnstone, Common Cranes x 4 at Welney WWT
Spoonbills x 45 at Stiffkey Fen
BEE-EATERS 7+ (6 ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Turtle Doves x 2, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpipers x 4 at Snettisham RSPB
Caspian Gulls x 6 at Cromer
Black Redstart along promenade at Sheringham
Spoonbills x 5 at Holme Dunes NWT
Spoonbills x 9 at Cley NWT
 
MEGA NEWS
FEA'S OR DESERTAS PETREL
Off Pendeen Watch, Cornwall

RBA Weekly Round-Up 26th July to 1st August!

By Jon Dunn

Monday, 1 August 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Lesser Yellowlegs, Spoonbill at Titchwell RSPB
Turtle Dove, Wood Sandpiper, Spoonbill at North Point Pools, Wells
Spoonbills x 50 at Stiffkey Fen
Wood Sandpipers x 2, Spoonbills x 13 at Cley NWT
White-rumped Sandpiper, Turtle Dove, Spotted Redshanks x 2, Spoonbills x 9 at Snettisham RSPB
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
BEE-EATERS 7+ (6 ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Caspian Gulls x 4 at Cromer
Black Redstart along promenade at Sheringham
Common Crane at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Quail at Gramborough Hill, Salthouse
Spoonbills x 5 at Brendan's Marsh, Hickling Broad NWT
 
MEGA NEWS
BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS
Bempton Cliffs RSPB
TURKESTAN SHRIKE Male
Bempton Cliffs RSPB
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland

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SUNDAY 31st JULY
 
Gull-billed Tern (possible) flew west past Weybourne Camp
Lesser Yellowlegs, Turtle Doves x 2, Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpipers x 7, Spotted Redshanks x 2, Spoonbills x 4 at Titchwell RSPB
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
Curlew Sandpiper, Little Gulls x 2, Spoonbills x 4 at Breydon Water
Wood Sandpiper at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
BEE-EATERS 9+ (7 ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Turtle Doves x 2, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Spoonbills x 7, Spotted Redshanks x 8 at Snettisham RSPB
Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stints x 3, Spoonbills x 5 at Cley NWT
Turtle Dove, Spoonbills x 17 at Holme Dunes NWT
Spoonbills x 8 at Burgh Castle
Wood Sandpiper on Langmere at East Wretham Heath NWT
Wood Sandpiper at Cantley Beet Factory
Spoonbills x 44 at Stiffkey Fen
Caspian Gull at Cromer
Wood Sandpipers x 2 at North Point Pools, Wells
 
MEGA NEWS
BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS
Bempton Cliffs RSPB
TURKESTAN SHRIKE Male
Bempton Cliffs RSPB

Saturday, 30 July 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Lesser Yellowlegs, Turtle Dove, Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpipers x 3, Spoonbils x 4 at Titchwell RSPB
Wood Sandpipers x 2, Little Stint, Spoonbills x 4 at Cley NWT
Garganey, Wood Sandpiper at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Honey Buzzard at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers
Caspian Gull at Cromer
Wood Sandpiper on Langmere at East Wretham Heath NWT
Garganey, Curlew Sandpipers x 4 at Breydon Water
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
BEE-EATERS 8+ (7 ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Spoonbill at Welney WWT
Turtle Dove at North Point Pools, Wells
Black Redstart juv. on seafront at Sheringham
 
MEGA NEWS
BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS
Bempton Cliffs RSPB
TURKESTAN SHRIKE Male
Bempton Cliffs RSPB
LEAST TERN
North of Portrane, County Dublin, Ireland

Weekend Update!

Quick health update. Completely fed up with my situation, so don't really want to talk about it too much, but in summary I have seen an Occupational Health Doctor, who has done a report, had an HR and review meeting.

Annoyingly my symptoms have got worse again and I have had almost no sleep for the last two nights because of nerve pain in arm and shoulder and unable to get comfortable in bed.

Right now, my left arm is pulsating with nerve pain right down to my wrist and that's after taking Gabapentin an hour ago, seriously bored with this now. Back to typing one handed again and using mouse on right side!

I was originally only referred for an MRi for Cervical Spine, so had to go for a second assessment on Wednesday where the doctor I saw decided that I did need an MRi on my entire spine (Lumbar and Clavicle too). I have a date now for my MRi on 18th August at a clinic near Norwich, which is good news and can't come soon enough. It  will take 7-10 days to receive the results I was told.

Friday, 29 July 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Turtle Dove, Spoonbills x 14, Spotted Redshanks x 4, Little Stint at Snettisham RSPB
Lesser Yellowlegs, Turtle Doves x 2, Black Redstart, Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshanks x 6 at Titchwell RSPB
Wood Sandpipers x 4, Little Stint, Spoonbills x 10 at Cley NWT
Curlew Sandpiper, Spoonbills x 4 at Breydon Water
BEE-EATERS 11+ (4+ young at nest) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Black-necked Grebe on reservoir at Thorpe End
Caspian Gulls x 2 at Cromer
Honey Buzzards x 2 at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers
Spotted Redshank at Cantley Beet Factory
Wood Sandpiper, Spoonbill at Brendan's Marsh, Hickling Broad NWT
 
MEGA NEWS
BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS
Bempton Cliffs RSPB
TURKESTAN SHRIKE Male
Bempton Cliffs RSPB