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Thursday 25 October 2012

A Birdless Evening!

I just didn't have the energy to go birding for the fourth night running this week, so went into town after work to pay some bills, buy some printer ink etc and also to take back my recently purchased Mountain Warehouse waterproof coat. The coat was almost perfect all round, the waterproofed zips, the pockets, the style, but it had one very bad flaw – the velcro on the sleeve cuffs which was supposed to stick to the rubber type grips – didn't stick! It continuously came apart which was very irritating. Also the coat's rustle was not quiet, as J.F. pointed out to me! So will be going to Cley Spy on Saturday to purchase something green, quiet, waterproof and probably very expensive! How I wish it were a decent telescope – anyone fancy buying me a nice, shiny new Swarovski scope please?

One day to go and then NINE DAY'S BIRDING!!!

Main Highlights in Norfolk – RBA
Black Redstarts, Ring Ouzels, Yellow-browed Warblers, Redwings, Fieldfares and Bramblings reported all along the coast today.

Arctic Warbler (remains) and a YBW at Brancaster Staithe
locustella warbler at Brancaster Staithe
White-rumped Sandpiper at Cley
Red-flanked Bluetail at Stiffkey – NO sign
Richard's Pipit at Titchwell
Firecrests at Holme, Walsey Hills, Great Yarmouth
Nordic Jackdaw at Thornham
Shorelark at Salthouse
Little Bunting at Burnham Overy Staithe
Dusky Warbler at Holkham Pines and Waxwing
Olive-backed Pipit at Holkham
Waxwing, Pom Skua, Manx Shearwater etc at Holme
Pom Skua, Sooty Shearwater etc, 12 Snow Buntings at Cley

20 Shags roosting on Hunstanton Cliffs!!! See HERE

No 40 in the FatBirder 'Birding Top 1000' ratings today and 1,211 page views today, only 5 places way from LGRE and only 39 places away from Birdforum. Slowly climbing that ladder! Ha Ha!


  1. Long time lurker Julian here :-)

    At Cley Spy, I would thoroughly recommend Paramo clothing - they're light, warm, waterproof, wind proof, totally silent and the velcro works !

    Little pricey though - or as I prefer, reassuringly expensive !

    Really enjoy your blog !

    1. Hi Julian - I succumbed to the Paramo coat, its awesome! 'reassuringly expensive' - beautifully worded!

  2. Penny, when you find person to buy you a Swarovski scope please ask them if they will buy me a 500mm f4 AFS VR lens too.