Titchwell all to ourselves

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We left home at 4am Saturday and arrived in the car park at Titchwell two hours later. The place was empty and we enjoyed a good hour or so before anybody else arrived.

A quick scan into the rising sun failed to find the so I continued to the beach which was again totally empty. The wader numbers are so impressive here and on the walk back we enjoyed great views of five at quite close range for a change. From Parinder hide we quickly picked out the and then located my first second and third of the year before adding another late tick with Spotted . A Little Gull dropped in and a single Grey and added to the day list before we left for Cley.

At Cley we found another nine Green Sandpipers and more Spoonbills. Another birder thought he’d found a Buff-breasted Sandpiper and put me on it but I then had to tactfully point out it was a which took some diplomacy but he eventually conceded the fact. I’ve only ever seen one Buff-breasted Sandpiper but I’ve seen a lot of Knot.

The Year list is really struggling along this year and I’m currently down about 22 on this time last year The 2018 list now stands at a very modest 225 but I have had the most special distraction in the form of little George.

Adult and Juvenile Spoonbill flying in
Lesser Yellowlegs (last bird on the right of the rocks after the and Ruff)
Spoons for bills
begging
Green Sandpipers

 

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Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

Essex Birder using the blog as a diary of my trips around the country chasing birds. Enjoying the places it takes me and the people I meet along the way. Great to spend time with my Dad and brother as we chase our year lists and grow our life list in the process.

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Da Az

can u plz share HQ images, beautiful