After coffee at Cley Centre and a chat about P's recent Highlands Birding trip, we walked to Pat's Pool. I was pleased to see at least 5 Little Ringed Plovers, my first this year, and a handsome adult Alba Wagtail.
Apart from the usual ducks, a small group of Black-tailed Godwits and some Avocets, there was little to keep us in the biting east wind entering the flaps. It was warmer outside.
Friday April 18
After lunch, EM's tweets sent us off to the Glaven Valley, migrants are on the move despite the cold easterly.
Parking near the Sewage Farm, the first bird was a pristine Lesser Whitethroat. We've never seen a lesser before the Common before. It sang and showed beautifully.
We tried hard but Gropper did not reel for us. A Cetti's call from very near sent my left ear ringing! On the way back from the ford, a Common Whitethroat also sang from the other side of a thick hawthorn and bramble hedge.