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Sunday 4 July 2010

MEGA - RIVER WARBLER!!!!!!!!!! Bagged!!!!!

I am on such a high after seeing the RIVER WARBLER this evening at 9.30pm!!!!!!!!! (Norfolk first for me)

My first shift at the hospital was 8am until 1pm. Its always scary when I get home and notice loads of missed calls and texts!!! Looked at pager......:eek!: Packed birding stuff in boot of car went back to work for second shift, 3pm until 8pm.

8.10pm - whizzed over to Thorpe near Haddiscoe to arrive just in time.... Thank you VERY much to Will (RBA) who let me have brilliant views through his scope - the best view I got actually!!! The song of this bird was spectacular to say the least!!!!!!!!! Extremely well organised aswell. From Norwich A47, take the A146 to Lowestoft and then turn off left on the B1136 to Haddiscoe and then basically follow the 'River Warbler' signs!!!


Lee Evans was there (of course!) along with Dave Holman, Dave Appleton, Dick Filby and of course Will, Ian (can't remember his surname now...), Connor, Mark R. and loads of others, not sure how many, but 200+ maybe. What a fantastic bird to see!!!!!!! Also thanks to Mark R. and Andy W. for concise instructions to site.

Also notice the finder's wife who has just joined BIRDFORUM has added some information to the River Warbler thread (rare birds) and that there will be access again tomorrow from 7pm.

Brian Small has some shots of the bird on:

Lee Evans reports that there was around 300 people there last night in all - see Lee's account on:


  1. Congratulations!...I coudn't see it and Steve couldn't hear it..we're a right pair!
    best wishes

  2. Oh dear Sue, hope you are able to go again!!!!!

  3. Glad to see someone getting so excited about birding! My first RW was a great moment for me too, via train and bicycle to somewhere in West Norfolk. Keep up the good work! Formatting tip (adding a hyperlink): 1. copy the url you want folks to link to 2. highlight the text you want the hyperlink to appear within 3. click the link icon on the blogger toolbar 4. paste the url into the pop up box that appears 5. change the colour of the text if you want too. See you again at the BF? Br, Mike

  4. Hi Mike

    I will most definately be going to the Bird Fair again - have to collect my Simon King signed photo card!!!