|Me scanning at Titchwell|
Had a great day in Norfolk with my good friend Jono Dudley yesterday. We hit the road at 06:00am putting us near our destination (Titchwell Marsh RSPB Reserve) around 09:30. However, we made a quick pit-stop at Thornham Harbour where 65 Twite had been reported by Rare Bird Alert.
Twite was a lifer me, so our day got off to a great start! Next we stopped at Titchwell Marsh where we spent a few hours birding the reserve. We tallied up 50 species, with good looks at most, though the high tide had put many species at distance.
|Jono at Titchwell Beach|
There was a good selection of waders to sort through including Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Avocet, Redshank, Ruff, Curlew, Snipe, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Grey Plover, Turnstone, Dunlin, Sanderling and Oystercatcher. Next we headed to Wells-on-Sea to chase a Red-necked Grebe reported in the harbour. En-route we spotted a gathering of twitchers at the side of the road - stopped and got a distant look at Rough-legged Buzzard. The grebe at Wells was a no-show so we hit the road back to good old Woking! Good day, great company and a lifter in the bag - TWITE!