A couple of days in Norfolk gave me the chance to get out and see what damage the storm had done at Cley’s NNT Reserve and was it recovering. There were lots of Avocets (164) according to someone who counts the waders regularly at this site. The only other waders that I saw, and I didn’t get to Arnolds Marsh where more shoreline waders tend to turn up, were; 4 Little-ringed Plovers, 1 Ruff, 12 Oystercatchers, 32 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Curlew, 1 Snipe, 12 Redshank and 14 Lawings.
Migrants were very thin on the ground, 6 Sedge Warblers, 18 Swallows, 22 Sand Martins and 6 House Martins, due to bad phone reception I missed the chance to go and see a Red-rumped Swallow that was present late one afternoon and again for an hour or so the following morning.
I took a few snaps of some of the easier subjects. The first five high fliers might be tricky to those of you that are fairly new to birding. The answers will be at the end.
Nothing is to large for an Avocet to have a go at.
This gull is not a welcome visitor
Not the usual walker to be found on the East Bank
1) Marsh Harrier, 2&3)Common Buzzard, 4)Little-ringed Plover, 5)Bearded Tit