On Friday I drove up to Suffolk for a short weekend break with the family and arrived sooner than expected due to the light traffic along with Martin Redfern and his family. As we were early our accommodation wasn't ready, we done what any good birding husbands do and twitch something local. In this case it turned out to be a showy Wryneck at Benacre farm in the paddocks. After about half an hour we made our way back. This piece of coastline has had a good run of birds including Ring Ousel, Dotterel, Pied Fly's in the last week. So on Saturday morning I was more than keen to check out Kessingland beach and scrub area first thing. A few Wheatear and a Fulmar was picked up straight away then I headed to the short grassy/scrub area and kicked up a 'J' no a Hoopoe! which flew away from me. I did panic a bit to be honest due to my camera being still in the bag. Luckily it flew into the corner and I gained some record shots before putting the news out. Over the weekend it stayed and put on some good views for a lot of birders. A real thrill to find one of these beauties and I'm chuffed to bits to find one and the fact that birding friends came up to see it to from London and Essex made it more special!