Saturday, 5 September 2009

Ortolan Bunting Cley Wryneck Holme and a supporting cast ....

Ortolan Bunting Cley 4 september.

A lifer,and a rare bird these days the Ortolan followed on nicely from the Wryneck below. Another unexpected detour to Cley in wet and cloudy weather, remienicent of the Great Spotted Cuckoo - Except that the Ortolan was much more obliging !
A smattering of other migrants at Holme,such as the Pied Flycatchers, Wheatears, Winchats and stonechats have combined with some excellent seawatching days to keep the anticipation going.The daily and goup record for Shearwaters tumbled again, with at least 21 past in 1 group, and 22 Black Terns in a day was an impressive total malongside over 50 Great Skuas as well as lesser Numbers of Arctics.

Wryneck Holme 27 August The first ringed since 2002

Mediterranean Gull Hunstanton 24 August

Wheatear Holme Dunes 24 August

Pied Flycatcher Holme 23 August. At least 6 present - but no sign of any thye following day

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