Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Burnham Overy - Spectacled Warbler

Well thanks to the rally driving champion of the UK, to whom we will refer to as The Prof, I was provided with an opportunity to head out of the local area to go birding. Not only that, it was to the wonderful county of Norfolk, excellent, as I hadn't visited there since last July (not ideal for a listing birdwatcher!).  As coincidence would have it, there was a UK mega somewhere along the north coast.

The mega SPECTACLED WARBLER was picked up singing and showing well atop a bush after a brief search at Burnham Overy.  It was a reasonable walk from the road through the brackish lagoons.  A really fine plumaged male bird.  Happy me.  Sadly I didn't get a photograph, but there's loads on the internet.

  It was seen around 400m from this sign 

A churring Nightjar from bushes just off the beach was a real surprise.  Also seen at the site were Bearded Tit, Grey Partridge, and Little Tern from the beach.

Onto Titchwell, the reserve was relatively quiet birdwise, but still plenty around with the highlights being two Greenshank, flocks of Bar-Tailed and Black-Tailed Godwit, Avocet in abundance, a single Turnstone, three Marsh Harrier, and at least two pairs of Red-Crested Pochard with young.  On the sea, flocks of Common Eider and Common Scoter rested upon the waves, a single Fulmar, and three Barnacle Goose (of unknown origin) flew through.

Black-headed Gull

Common Dor Beetle

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