Thursday, 6 November 2008

Green Heron in Kent and a classic late fall in Norfolk ....

After an impressive fall of Redstarts and Flycatchers - and a wryneck or two - earlier in the year , a stunning October fall of crests along the Norfolk coast contained not only Firecrests, but also some superb Pallas's Warblers ........ A long arranged trip down to Kent meant a slight detour to take in the unbelievably confiding Green Heron, only to find a Grey Phalarope waiting for me at Dungeness. With the Wilson's Phalarope at Cley and the Red Necked at Titchwell, a Phalarope Hat trick this year !

3rd November.Grey Phalarope at the patch. Dungeness. a nice bonus after coming away from the Heron,

3rd November.Green Heron Hythe Kent. An incredibly confiding Bird. Such a shame the light was so poor. the pictures don't do the bird justice !!!

1st November.Black Bellied Dipper Glandford Norfolk. A case of fortunate timing as the bird showed nicely as we arrived ,but then dissappeared for the remainder of the afternoon.

Pallas's warbler 30th October Holme. After years without seeing Pallas's, like busses thet arrive en masse !!!! At least 3 birds present and 2 ringed approximately an hour apart. Firecrest and Woodcock also ringed at Holme

29 October.Peregrine at Lynn Docks

27 October Great Grey Shrike Heacham Norfolk . Turning into a long stayer with a chance of over-wintering? See previous posts for more images of the same bird.

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