Monday, 18 September 2017

Patching and Minsmere

So i worked hard for very little on the patch this weekend. A Short sea-watch from COSW Arctic skua was a year tick as was the 2 Pintail mixed in with Wigeon, Teal, Common Scoters, Med gull, RT Diver and 4 possible Goldeneye but everything was very distant.
Whinchat still on fence of COSW Flushed a nice Hobby off the cliff probably waiting for the many House Martin that were feeding over the cliffs.
A Lesser Whitethroat in COSW compound. back on the sea were small numbers of Teal, Wigeon and Common Scoter south. 2 Guillemot on the sea.
Lastly good numbers of House Martin again and Goldfinch. Yellow wagtail over and another Hobby 2 Common Whitethroat in the compoud.

Had the day instead at Minsmere. ill not talk about the Citrine Wagtail that wasn't.
However a Bittern flew over as we were sat in East hide and a magnificent Juv Red Necked Phalarope dropped in as the rain arrived. Greenshank, Green Sandpipers and a Spotted Redshank were the pick of the other Waders.

Other highlights were 2 Drake Mandarin Ducks and a Beautiful Kingfisher.

Poor weekend really. Wont be long before Im on my annual pilgrimage to Majorca :-)

Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Patching and then another Pec Sand

On the patch a now long staying Whinchat, Wheatears, and a surprise Barn Owl late one evening.
A very brief Sedge Warbler was a cracking bird to find. Swift numbers were now almost nil with a single bird being seen.
Whitethroat a couple in the OSW compound. 15 Released Red Legged Partridge was the highest count id had at the NSW
Lots of house Martins moving but the best bird of the Weekend was a nice Spotted Flycatcher.

Time for a trip over to North Norfolk for the day via the Brecks for 80+ Stone Curlew. Most ive seen anywhere.

Then to Cley, i wasn't going to bother with the reported Pec Sand off Cley but very glad i did, after me cake and coffee anyway :-)

Tonight the Whinchats still around COSW, a sea watch produced Sandwich Terns, a Drak Skua Sp , Common Scoter a few waders and a Good Movement of House Martins.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Early September

The patch was god awful all weekend highlights being Common Scoter, Common Whitethroats Ringed Plover ans the first Meadow Pipit of the autumn. Whimbrel circling the Dis Railtrack.

A walk around Potter Heigham and the Titchwell over the weekend hosted a Pec Sand (In the pic Honestly)

Spoonbill, 6 Garganey and plenty of Ruff.

2 Wood Sand and a few Yellow Wagtails too.