Monday, 11 May 2009

Spring again - or some more good birds along the way

A few more nice surprises to add to the list so far - though unfortunately not all availabe for the camera.
11 May Temminks Stint Bedford. Not the first I have seen but a first for Beds: + Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, Ringed and Little Ringed Plovers Redshank and Oystercatcher.
10 May. a quiet day on the coast but still throwing up reeling Grashopper Warbler Weatears and Terns offshore. A flock of over 50 Black Tailed Godwits wheeling over Redwell Marsh was a spectaculour sight.
9 May. highlight of the day 2 Red rumped Swallows flying together at Cley, having kindly lingered for me from the previous day. Followed by Montagues Harrrier, Red Kite, Hobby, Buzzard and Kestrel at a second site.
8 May 3 Dotteral Ringstead. - Showing nicely on the ground until flushed by a Hobby, flying so low over the field that it was almost touching the ground + Whinchat Weatear and singing Corn Bunting as extras.

Temminks Stint Bedford - 11 May. Another in the optimistic 'record shot' category

Gadwall Redwell Marsh Norfolk 10 May

Black Tailed Godwit Redwell Marsh 10 May. 1 of a flock of over 50 birds that came in.

Common sandpiper 10 May Snettisham

Weatear Snettisham 10 May Snettisham

Weatear Snettisham 10 May

Weatear Snettisham 10 May

Weatear Snettisham 9 May

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