Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Titchwell and the Brecks

Bank Holiday Monday 27th August 2012

A day Trip to Titchwell Marshes with Samuel and his younger brother Ephraim.

On route via the M11 a Hobby and a suicidal Stoat were noted.
Near to Titchwell, Grey and Red-legged Partridge also Common Buzzard (2).
The most noteworthy birds on the reserve itself; Spotted Redshank, Avocet, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Ruff (50+), Spoonbill (18), Reed Warbler.
Then from the beach; Osprey, Marsh Harrier, Sanderling, Oystercatcher, Great black-backed Gull, Sandwich Tern, Common Scoter, Eider, Fulmar.
Samuel noticed a Marsh Harrier over the sea and then another raptor close by. On closer inspection the second raptor was an Osprey, drifting slowly towards where we were standing. This sent myself and Ephraim scurrying for our camera's but unfortunately the Osprey did not fly close enough for any pics. It appeared to fly further out to sea and heading north.

From Titchwell we headed homewards with a couple of stops on route.

Santon Downham; Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Swift and Hobby were all we could manage here.
Then our final stop of the day was in the Brecks. Here we managed Stone Curlew (c25). My distant Stone Curlew pic below.

You can read Samuel's and Ephraim's account of our trip via the links below.
Samuel's blog: http://samuelbirding.blogspot.co.uk/
Ephraim's blog: http://mybirdblog.blogspot.co.uk/

Day List
  1. Hobby
  2. Yellowhammer
  3. Woodpigeon
  4. Collared Dove
  5. House Martin
  6. Swallow
  7. Robin
  8. Chaffinch
  9. Grey Partridge
  10. Red-legged Partridge
  11. Buzzard
  12. Moorhen
  13. Coot
  14. Greylag Goose
  15. Ruff
  16. Shelduck
  17. Tufted Duck
  18. Spoonbill
  19. Avocet
  20. Little Egret
  21. Teal
  22. Mallard
  23. Ringed Plover
  24. Black-headed Gull
  25. Golden Plover
  26. Lapwing
  27. Kestrel
  28. Meadow Pipit
  29. Shoveler
  30. Pied Wagtail
  31. Goldfinch
  32. Canada Goose
  33. Egyptian Goose
  34. Pheasant
  35. Redshank
  36. Grey Plover
  37. Herring Gull
  38. Starling
  39. Dunlin
  40. Oystercatcher
  41. Knot
  42. Turnstone
  43. Bar-tailed Godwit
  44. Gannet
  45. Great Crested Grebe
  46. Black-tailed Godwit
  47. Sandwich Tern
  48. Curlew
  49. Great Black-backed Gull
  50. Common Scoter
  51. Marsh Harrier
  52. Osprey
  53. Sanderling
  54. Cormorant
  55. Fulmar
  56. Eider
  57. Spotted Redshank
  58. Wigeon
  59. Reed Warbler
  60. Magpie
  61. Long-tailed Tit
  62. Blue Tit
  63. Great Tit
  64. House Sparrow
  65. Greenfinch
  66. Coal Tit
  67. Jackdaw
  68. Carrion Crow
  69. Goldcrest
  70. Nuthatch
  71. Stock Dove
  72. Swift
  73. Stone-curlew
  74. Rook
  75. Jay (Chris only)
  76. Green Woodpecker (heard)
  77. Wren (heard)
  78. Blackcap (heard)

  79. Willow Warbler

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