What have Cattle Egret, Red-backed Shrike, Barred Warbler and Shore Lark all got in common? All dipped on day 1 – that’s what! It wasn’t the best of starts to a long weekend! March Farmers for the Cattle Egret was a ‘first’ visit and three Common Cranes provided some overhead flight interest, and that was just about it.
The obliging Cromer Red-backed Shrike was anything but – it had undoubtedly gone - no further reports came out subsequently.
The Cramborough Hill Barred Warbler had probably gone anyway but a check of the area was pretty uneventful, a beach/sea wall yomp failed to deliver Shore Lsrk too.
A late evening Barn Owl just about the only entertainment off the nearby ‘Iron road’.
Just need a little bit of luck......