SEYMOURS SPRING SOJOURN -

Hi

2 weeks off- here we go:

Spent the morning around Lakenheath and Swaffham

Tree Pipit,  Yellowhammer, Cuckoo , Common Tern , Nightingale, Lesser Whitethroat,  Willow, Sedge and Reed Warbler, Blackcap , Chiffchaff

Stonechat, GSWP, LRP,  Avocet, Marsh Harrier.

Year list reaches 165

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  • Hi-

    very few summer migrants around but did see 6 Dotterel, a few Ruff and Wheatears

    166

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  • In reply to seymouraves:

    Dotterel have been reported from their usual moorland stopping sites unfortunately we have not been in a position to see them. We have had Wheatear with young on the moors. We caught up with a nice Wood Sandpiper yesterday but the reported two Bar Tailed Godwits at the same site turned out to be Black Tailed which we have had a big passage of this year.

    Pete

    Birding is for everyone no matter how good or bad we are at it,enjoy it while you can

  • Had an early start at Frampton - Greenshank sp 167 on the reservoir- heaps of Blackwits and Ruff,
    Not many hirundines but found a smart Little Stint sp 168 in Sum Plum:
    Good views of Cuckoo but no Turtle Doves.

    S

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  • An early start walking around Dersingham bog - Tree Pipit, Woodlark, Gropper warbler,
    and Turtle Doves at Snettisham -169:
    Still no Swifts though!

    S

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  • In reply to seymouraves:

    Don’t worry your not the only one that hasn’t got any yet. Theres No Swifts where I am either yet 

  • Sand Martin over the obs!

    170

    S

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  • Mrs S got given a book of walks in Norfolk so we tried one- took bins:
    We saw cuckoos and found a Ring Ouzel and a Wheatear:

    Dropped in on an east coast reserve later and Mrs S thought she'd found some swifts- they were Hobbies :) 171

    Also saw LRP. Temmincks Stint , Wood Sands and 2 Black Winged Stilts flew past us :) 172

    S

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  • Well it's back to work tomorrow- but plenty of bank hols coming up and a few days out and organised day trips to boost the list.

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  • How have numbers compared to previous years S?

    Cin J