Saturday, 24 October 2009

Cley - Pectoral Sandpiper

A gloomy start to Saturday at Cley and I wouldn't really call the distant Green-winged Teal on the North scrape a highlight but they all count!

A Pectoral Sandpiper at least had the courtesy to stay close to the hide on Simmonds

Often keeping company with a Common Snipe.....

I didn't realise it at the time but these were to be the last bird images from the weekend! The heavens opened and after being lured out for the Owls, got a bit of a soaking during the evening - never mind - a dramatic landscape at Salthouse!

Sunday at least produced a couple of year ticks when a mobile skulking Yellow-browed Warbler (how do you get a shot of one of these?) decided to show at Holme. This bird brought the 250 up for the yearlist too!! I'm indebted to the local who put me on it with a Tit flock - by the standing caravan! Three Common Cranes later at Welney - as far away as they could manage!