Wednesday, 11 September 2013

North Westerlies

Tuesday September 10

Norfolk birders were really excited by the weather forecast for to-day, strong north westerlies and rain. I had a hygienist appointment and then a lunch date with friends ...! 
Early for lunch, we called in to Wroxham Broad. Almost as soon as we stopped, Pam called a Kingfisher which had disappeared up a nearby side cutting. We walked over - avoiding the goose droppings - and saw it perched in a bush. Ann later told us that she and a friend eat their fish and chips there every Friday and always see the bird in tyhe same area. Useful.
After lunch, we drove home via Walcott where the sea had obviously been over the wall onto the road. At first, the only birds in view were a few gulls. Suddenly, a distant flurry of Fulmar and kittiwakes flew through, amongst them a wheeling, gliding Sooty Shearwater. Excellent.

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