|Water Pipit from the Parrinder Hide at RSPB Titchwell on Friday morning|
|Red Knot having a wash down|
|Numbers of Mediterranean Gulls are starting to build up at Titchwell, now regularly breeding here|
|Sanderling along the tideline at Titchwell.|
|Around thirty or so Frogs along the boardwalk at Titchwell.|
From Titchwell we drove across to Holkham and stopped for a while just off the A149, where some good views of the 'freshmarsh' can be obtained. We knew that Spoonbill's had been reported and after a short while managed some decent scoped views of two individuals perched in some trees. While here two Great White Egrets and around 100+ Russian White-fronted Geese were seen grazing, along with 26 Egyptian Geese. During a low Marsh Harrier pass (one of many today), which lifted even the Geese a Chinese Water Deer could be seen scurrying for cover, with reasonably close views. Before heading back to the accommodation I took Dazza for a look at the long-staying Rough-legged Buzzard at Wells, which we eventually found huddled in among Hawthorn, not the most inspiring of views but still!
|A single Brambling below the feeders at Lynford Arboretum|
|One of three Hawfinch feeding below the Hornbeam|
Also of note... We did try on three separate occasions for Twite at Thornham Harbour but incredibly dipped, although to be honest, we didn't give it our best effort with breakfast calling on each attempt! However, a couple of highlights were a Spotted Redshank and Rock Pipit while here. Sunday after a late breakfast we headed off to Sherringham, stopping for a walk along the East Bank of Cley Marshes past the Serpentine and Arnold's Marsh to the beach. Nothing new on the bird species count but our first Small Tortoiseshell butterfly of the year. We spent a while at Sherringham for a coffee and some train spotting and before heading home managed a single Purple Sandpiper on rocks below the car park.