Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Lovely afternoon

Tuesday 25 September 2012
So off from work for the afternoon and, following yesterday's fall off migrants on the coast, I was heading for Warham Greens, where an adult male Red-breasted Flycatcher had been seen.

My photos were not great as it was very mobile, but a lovely bird.

adult male Red-breasted Flycatcher - Warham Greens
 My next experience was totally different, a walk out to Burnham Overy Dunes to look for a Booted Warbler. Very windy indeed and I didn't see it but did bump into Jamie Mcullan, who glimpsed it briefly, a consummate birder, extreme knowledge, eyesight etc and a chap who walks with humility. Top notch. I left this bit of afternoon birding with a smile on my face even thought I'd spent an hour or so not seeing it. However on the walk to and from there were a few Redstarts.
Pink-footed Geese were flying in form the coast, presumably having just arrived all afternoon long, thousands of them, calling and providing Norfolk with that very special of atmospheres. Returning to the shop I had a quick look behind the church opposite and found a Firecrest, Spotted Flycatcher and loads of Golden Plovers.

Just five hours birding but some great birds. Also bumped into Chris and Tim Murphy - :)

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