Monday, 21 September 2015

Norfolk day four

Our final day in Norfolk and my good lady saw a Barn Owl from the bedroom window this morning but it had vanished before I got there. Thornham was very quiet as was Holme but we had a nice lunch at Stiffkey where a Spoonbill had dropped in about 300 yards out from the car park allowing a reasonable record shot alongside a Little Egret. Marsh Harrier flew over and another two Spoonbill flew off as the Harrier came through.  At Brancaster we had lots of Gannet, Sandwich Tern and Scoter flying through with a single Red-throated Diver and several Auks. As we took a coffee break three Dunlin dropped in and gave me a chance to catch an image even if the light was poor today. Great little birds and nice to get close to them and watch them perform along the shoreline.

Spoonbill and Little Egret
Dunlin
Dunlin

At Holkham we found a nice Stag displaying and a Hedgehog, I cant remember the last time I saw a Hedgehog that wasn't flat so it was great to watch this little guy for a while.

Hedgehog
Hedgehog
Proud Stag

Back home and reports of both Wilson's Phalarope and Glossy Ibis in Essex would both give me a year tick if they stick around for the weekend.

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