Apologies to my vast legion of followers for my lack of updates recently.
Sunday 13th of March I went to Titchwell RSPB with Paul F. Only a few steps onto the reserve we located a perched Marsh Harrier offering good views if a little distant. Almost immediately Paul found a Barn Owl quatering the fields and then perched on a fencepost. Next birds of note were 6+ Pintails including males in summer plumage and Brent Geese. From the smart new hides most noteworthy birds were, Ruff, Redshank, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Bar Tailed Godwit and good numbers of Avocet offering some good photo opportunities for Paul. Also noted was a pale looking Water Pipit, kindly i.d'd for us by an RSPB volunteer, however, we were not able to locate any of the Twite I had seen on a previous visit. From the beach, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, Sanderling, Turnstone. Vast rafts of Common Scoter contained 3 Velvet Scoter, also noted were good numbers of Eider including many drakes. On the way back we called in at Foxhole Heath more in hope than expectation of finding Stone Curlew. As soon as I had set up my scope a rather helpfull birder put it straight on a fairly close Stone Curlew (what a very helpfull chap!) Myself and Paul then located one more although 3 were at the site.