Monday, May 20, 2019

5 days in Norfolk in May

15th to 19th May in Norfolk

I have just returned from 5 days birding in Norfolk with my brother and Mark. The winds again  weren't favourable being cool north-easterlies 4 for days and then dropping to know breeze and foggy on the last day. The highlights were 7 Dotterel, 5 Temmink's Stints, 5 Wood Sandpipers and 1 female Ring Ouzel. There were of course other goodies but in very low numbers. 

Below are some of the images that I managed to capture during our time there.

The last chalk ridge before the North Norfolk coast just inland of Titchwell RSPB reserve is a favourite stopping point for Dotterel during May, finding them can be difficult.

The same area the Dotterel find attractive is a good place to find Corn Buntings

Mediterranean  Gulls at Titchwell RSPB reserve

Little Gull 1st summer, one of 2 birds present at the RSPB reserve 

We did see a couple 3 Avocet chicks but they were near Wells-next-the-Sea, this pair had lost their eggs when we next visited them at Cley NWT.

Temmink's Stint 1 of 5 seen at Cley NWT

Redshank are still displaying,we didn't see any chicks

Lapwing chick

Golden Plover

Whimbrel, the only one that I saw in 5 days.

Red Kite's were seen along the north coast and this bird was a first at Titchwell for me.

Oystercatcher seeing off a Marsh Harrier

Spoonbill adult and a 1st summer at Popes Marsh

Ring Ouzel female at Burnham Norton

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