|My Beach Hidie Hole!|
With the strong wind whipping up the snow flurries it was impossible to walk and bird against it so I decided to find a decent sheltered spot and hunker down for a while. The pools were mainly taken up by large numbers of Wigeon with a few Teal and Gadwall mingled in, the beach held a selection of Waders battling away against the elements including: Bar-tailed Godwit, Dunlin, Grey Plover, Ruff, Ringed Plover and Oystercatcher. A group of around 20 or so Snow Buntings passed over at one stage followed by a couple of Skylark. Despite exceptional numbers of Gulls there wasn't a 'white-winger' to be found and the only sea duck located was a lone Common Scoter.
Another look at RSPB Titchwell and here I managed better views of the ♀Long-tailed Duck with the only additions to Saturdays visit being (3) Spotted Redshank and (4) Ruff. I didn't bother going to the beach, it was simply impossible.
A flooded Holkham produced 100's of Wigeon, Greylag Geese, (2) Marsh Harrier and a lone Common Buzzard. Of course the Pink-footed Geese are already on route back to Greenland.
|Turnstone - Battling The Elements!|
My final stop of the weekend was at Cley, where I managed several Red-legged Partridge in the adjacent fields, (2) Little Egret, another Marsh Harrier and a couple of mad March Hares. Finally, a few shots in the gloom of the many Avocets at Cley, a nice way to end the weekend!