Sunday, 30 October 2011

Back in Norfolk

Sunday October 30
We got home late morning on Friday after 36 hours door to door travelling. Shame we didn't have the energy to go birding....all the good birds - e.g. Daurian Shrike - cleared out on Friday night.
We did the Winterton run at Saturday tea-time on a lovely, mild sunny day and saw very little. A Marsh Harrier and a few Pinks at Horsey and a couple of Red-throated Divers on the sea at Winterton. About 20 Pied Wagtails in plough en route.
Sunday afternoon brought a trip to Cley Spy, one of my Swarovski bins' eyecaps was loose. Simple, they just replaced them both for free.
Our first Autumn Brent in the Eye Field and a few Lapwings. I didn't get out of the car.......One Mistle Thrush on roadside wires near home and virtually nothing in the garden. Our feeders will not have been replenished as regularly in our absence and, the large fig tree in the border,used greatly as cover, has been heavily trimmed back.
A day's birding with Sue to-morrow should add a few to the sparse October list. I'd prefer a trip to Hilfield Res for the Eastern Crowned Warbler!