Saturday 18th October 2014

   Another Norfolk weekend this weekend, as there had been a brilliant fall the weekend before, i hope some stick around this time................

   First stop was Holkham, to look for a Rough-legged Buzzard, which sadly didn't show. So onto Cley beach car park, and then the Eye pool, its not a big pool, but there was no sign of the Grey was there though, it was hidden in the small amount of sedges growing along the north edge, you wouldn't believe anything could hide in did come out though!

   In the actual Eye field, there was a flock of Golden Plover and another of Dark-bellied Brent Geese, a few Skylarks and a late(ish) Wheatear too.
Golden Plover
Dark-bellied Brent Geese
   Sadly, it turned out to be another of those days, everything had gradually disappeared, leaving just a few stragglers, mainly Yellow-browed Warblers. There was one at Stiffkey campsite wood. From there we could see over the marshes, the Rough-legged Buzzard had been seen there too. We didn't see it, we had Dark-bellied Brent Geese, Redshank, Oystercatcher and Curlews there, while watching the Yellow-browed Warbler. Also while watching one, we had at least 2 more calling, so 3+ in the small wood there.

Yellow-browed Warbler
   This bird was on show most of the time we were there, nearly 3 hours, in a very small Ivy bush and Elder, but photos?????? Got a few, but they either had a branch through the head, or the bird looked the wrong way, what a pain..................

Yellow-browed Warbler

SEE WHAT I MEAN...!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

   The other 2 seemed to be on a circuit with a flock of Tits etc., so never stopped long enough for pix, and i actually didn't see either of them. The flock did include Great, Blue, Long-tailed and Coal Tits, & Goldcrest. The one noticeable bird though was Chaffinch, there was an almost continuous stream of them while we were there. Little flocks of 6, or sometimes 10/12....but nothing else with them.

   A return to Holkham, still didn't get to see the Buzzard though.............better luck tomorrow huh!

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