Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Summer Catch Up - Great spotted Cuckoo and other surprises ..

The Great Spotted cuckoo at Salthouse at Salthouse on 24/25 July proved an elusive bird but provided excelent views in the end - it just wouldn't pose for the camera but provided another Lifer to add to the list. The invasion nof Ladybirds that carpeted the dunes at Holme at the end of the month were an amazing distraction from Seawatching - but not before the first Pom and Arctic Skuas of the Autumn had been logged. The 30th saw an impressive movement of Manx Shearwaters - with a group of 19 slicing through the waves together being a new Norfolk 'Group' record for me, nicely beating the previous figure of 14.

Greenshank busy feeding on small fish in the pools on Holme Marsh 31 July

Part of an impressive flock of 72 Black Tailed Godwits on Redwe Marsh 30 July

A particulatly obliging Snipe in front of the hiode at Redwelll 29 July

A local Surprise. Common crane sporting an unusual Blue Ring but still calling and very active even though pictures taken in persistant rain 27 July

Spotted Redshank Snettisham 25 July

5 of a Group of 11 Spoonbills Together at Cley. 24 July

Ruff Redwell Marsh Holme 18 July

Green Sandpiper Redwell Marsh Holme 18/19 July

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