Sunday, 19 October 2008

Titchwell - Purple Sandpiper

The Norfolk weekend was spent with a party of SOS (Shropshire Ornithological Society) friends and will be written up (eventually) for their website. Birding highlights included: Water Pipit, Curlew Sandpiper, Velvet Scoter Snow Bunting and Woodcock but there was no doubt which bird was the 'celebrity' of the weekend - a very obliging Purple Sandpiper!

Here's a few examples showing just how obliging it was.....











Mussels were definitely on the menu - now, how do you get into them?

















A couple of Sanderling got in on the act....






Meanwhile, a stop at Thornham harbour on the way back featured a mudbath opportunity for Grey Plover.








And if you've ever wondered how useful a Bar-tailed Godwit's long bill can be:









It's 4.30 pm, tired and with a long journey in prospect - wonder if that Venus Pool Bittern will still be there?

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