Well come today Rach and mother decided they would like a trip to Norfolk for the day......Bingo
So by 7-30 we were on our way stopping off at Fakenham for an elusive Great Grey Shrike, it did finally show albeit distant. This put us back a bit, i then had to stop on the B1355 to check about 300 Geese mainly Pinks but nicely 5 Bean Geese.
Finally we Got to Cley, Rach and Mother dropped me off and they went to sherringham. Now i new the Western Sandpiper had been Flushed at about 10-30 but i just had to live in hope that it would return today!!!!!.
About 2oclock it did finally return but was always distant so after watching it at distant i decided to go to another hide for closer views. I took some shots of a few of the Ruff that were present and just befor i left a Water Pipit flew over and landed infront of another hide but when i got to the other hide it was no where to be seen.
I finally got to the hide Bishop i think but the light had faded and i managed good views of the Western Sandpiper but photograpghy was impossible. Video footage here.
If im gonna be honest i would never have id this in a month of Sundays, i would have said No thats not a Little Stint and No its not a Semi p but what it is F*ck knows???? So im glad i never found it.
So an Awsome finish to the year and back to sunny Cumbria tomorrow. Booooo