Friday, 18 April 2014

Two Shorts

Wednesday April 16
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.

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