Headed up to Westhay Moor this evening, a site I haven't visited in several years. The highlights included a single flyover Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egrets and singles of Marsh Harrier, Treecreeper and Kingfisher.
Headed to Swaffham Forest this morning hoping to find a willow tit, however no luck.
Chiffchaffs - Swaffham Forest
Headed to Sculphorpe Moor again this afternoon, a site I used to visit a few times annually. A flyover Green Sandpiper was the highlight, but I also had singles of Hobby and Sparrowhawk, several Marsh Tits, Nuthatches and 3 Bullfinches.
Had a look at Titchwell this afternoon in an attempt to get a few more year ticks. First had a look from the Island Hide and had 10 Spoonbills, 3 Spotted Redshanks and a Little Gull.
Spoonbills - Titchwell
Little Gull - Titchwell
Spotted Redshank - Titchwell
Ruff - Titchwell
Lapwing - Titchwell
I walked onto the beach and a look out to sea produced little more than a single Little Tern. Whilst walking back towards the fresh marsh, another 2 Spoonbills flew over. From the Parrinder Hide, I added singles of Wood Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and Yellow Wagtail.
Drove from Norfolk up to Far Ings in Lincolnshire this morning, where the juvenile White-Winged Tern was showing on arrival. It was distant most of the time I was there, but I'm just glad to have finally caught up with this species.
White-Winged Tern - Far Ings
Had a look at Cley this evening from Dauke's Hide, where my target bird was showing on arrival: a juvenile Caspian Gull. Over the next couple hours, it was joined by an adult Caspian Gull, an adult Yellow-Legged Gull and a single Med Gull. I also had a male Bearded Reedling in front of the hide and flushed a Barn Owl by the car park.
Adult and Juvenile Caspian Gulls - Cley
Adult Yellow-Legged Gull with the juv Caspian Gull - Cley
Headed up to Norfolk today to visit relatives, and had a Red Kite from the M25 on the way up. Stopped off at the Ouse Washes to look for the red-necked phal, but there had been no sign all day. An hours visit produced plenty of compensation, including a juvenile Cuckoo, Garganey, Hobby, 2 Kingfishers, plenty of Yellow Wagtails and Ruffs and my first Clouded Yellow of the year.
Went out to Sutton Bingham this evening, the first time I've been birding in almost 2 weeks. I was hoping to connect with the yellow-legged gull, however there was no sign of it from the causeway. It was raining quite heavily, so I didn't stay too long, however I did note 2 Little Egrets and a single Great Black-Backed Gull.