The Dark Room

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Western Sandpiper at Cley

I made my way up to Norfolk yesterday morning to twitch the Western sandpiper at Cley NWT and almost never made it, as my car hit some ice on a bend, for a few seconds it seemed like I was reversing the last two miles there!! Once there though things were much brighter as the sandpiper showed well with a group of Dunlin on a small spit. I was so carried away watching the peep I forgot to take some record shots of it. To me it looked like a well marked miniature Dunlin but fed much more active. I must say I'm glad it stayed as I could'nt get up there last weekend and thought it might do a Friday night bunk. The Green winged teal was on show all the time and both birds were worth the four pound fifty paid for the privilege. After that I stopped off at a few places on the way to Titchwell to try for the Arctic Redpoll but time wasn't on my side as it showed once I left Norfolk after I was there for two hours freezing in the cold. Oh well.....

The Green winged teal at Cley (Pauls ex bogey bird)



Black headed gull at Cley

One of many Robin at Titchwell

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