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Old Monday 16th May 2011, 15:20   #11826
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a new low for Norfolk's rep

Garden Warbler suppression

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Old Monday 16th May 2011, 15:30   #11827
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it's been a while

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Old Monday 16th May 2011, 15:56   #11828
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Titchwell May 16th

Today’s highlights

Grey headed wagtail – male on fresh marsh late afternoon
Turtle dove – 2 by Fen Hide
Little ringed plover – 2 on fresh marsh
Common sandpiper – 1 on fresh marsh

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Old Monday 16th May 2011, 17:19   #11829
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Still no snipe ....

Another 3 1/2 hours in avocet hide did not bring the hoped for Great Snipe but this Grey-headed Wagtail was a nice distraction.
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Old Monday 16th May 2011, 19:42   #11830
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will be back down saturday can you please make sure that all birds have returned and in the salthouse area so we dont have to look to hard
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Old Monday 16th May 2011, 20:00   #11831
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Exclamation Rush Hill, Hickling NWT

It seems that access to the hide overlooking Rush Hill scrape along the Weavers Way public footpath has been curtailed for the forseeable future due to flood alleviation works in the area. I was along here at the weekend and the path to the right as you climb the bank after crossing the small wooden bridge from the direction of Potter Heigham Church is now barricaded off. Public access is still permitted to the left (in the direction of Decoy Road) but this will apparently be closed in July...

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Old Monday 16th May 2011, 20:16   #11832
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will be back down saturday can you please make sure that all birds have returned and in the salthouse area so we dont have to look to hard
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Old Monday 16th May 2011, 20:27   #11833
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Anyone got any more news on the Crossbills at Strumpshaw? Hoping to go on Thursday and would be a huge bonus if they were still around! Same applies to the Flamingo haha
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Old Monday 16th May 2011, 21:43   #11834
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Grey Headed delight

We found this little beauty at titchwell this afternoon, pure as far as I could see and unexpected with a week of SW winds.

sorry for the terrible effort at phone-scoping but these were the tools I had to work with!
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Old Monday 16th May 2011, 22:04   #11835
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We found this little beauty at titchwell this afternoon, pure as far as I could see and unexpected with a week of SW winds.

sorry for the terrible effort at phone-scoping but these were the tools I had to work with!
Looks fab Stuart! Grey-Headed?
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Old Tuesday 17th May 2011, 04:23   #11836
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Nicely impressionistic portrait of reeds, Stu.

Is that a Yellow Flag Iris in the background ?
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Old Tuesday 17th May 2011, 13:54   #11837
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Its not the only unexpected bird on the North Coastin this weather. An alpine swift was mixed up with a swift \ swallow\ house martin passage this morning. All heading west.
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Old Tuesday 17th May 2011, 16:04   #11838
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Titchwell May 17th

Today’s highlights

Red necked phalarope – male on fresh marsh this afternoon
Grey headed wagtail – male on fresh marsh
Little stint – 1 on fresh marsh
Osprey – 1 west @ 15:45
Purple sandpiper – 1 reported on beach
Red crested pochard – drake on grazing marsh pool
Med gull – 2 1st yrs west

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Old Tuesday 17th May 2011, 17:24   #11839
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Nicely impressionistic portrait of reeds, Stu.

Is that a Yellow Flag Iris in the background ?
touche - not as bad as the ring ouzel I took last year, just in case you missed that here it is again !!
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Old Tuesday 17th May 2011, 22:19   #11840
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Any news on the welfare of the Eye Field fence-strike Quail anyone?

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Old Wednesday 18th May 2011, 04:20   #11841
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Yes, for that one, Stu, I thought you'd been attempting to digiscope some of the craters on the Moon and had a smudge on the outside of your objective lens.

The RSPB hosts photographic courses for beginners, from time to time (!).
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Old Wednesday 18th May 2011, 05:41   #11842
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Yes, it was released yesterday morning (Tuesday) after making a full recovery.
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Old Wednesday 18th May 2011, 07:40   #11843
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Yes, for that one, Stu, I thought you'd been attempting to digiscope some of the craters on the Moon and had a smudge on the outside of your objective lens.

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touche - not as bad as the ring ouzel I took last year, just in case you missed that here it is again !!
YES. It is a ring ouzel!

I had to look twice in case it was a zoothera dauma or white's thrush.
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Old Wednesday 18th May 2011, 07:48   #11844
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Yes, it was released yesterday morning (Tuesday) after making a full recovery.
That's good news Sue! I was worried it may end up as a 'special' on the menu at the visitor centre...

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Old Wednesday 18th May 2011, 16:14   #11845
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Titchwell May 18th

Today’s highlights

Gull-billed tern – 1 west at 11:38 then on the fresh marsh from ca15:00
Temminck’s stint – 3 on fresh marsh showing well from Island Hide
Spoonbill – 2 east @ 13:40
Red crested pochard – drake on fresh marsh

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Old Wednesday 18th May 2011, 16:55   #11846
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Cley Grey-headed Wagtail

Tried to photograph this bird the other day, but too distant. However to me it had quite a good whitish supercilium. Have seen many Grey-heads and this one ticked all the boxes, including the typical smudgy breast band. But have never seen one with any more than a small pale mark above the eye.

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Old Wednesday 18th May 2011, 20:52   #11847
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Gull billed tern

I am sure some better images will appear but here are the best of my digiscope efforts from this afternoon.

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Gull-billed Tern flew north from the field with the water sprayer (on the left toward top of hill of the Choseley Road out of Thornham) back onto Titchwell reserve fresh marsh at 19:15
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Old Wednesday 18th May 2011, 21:17   #11849
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Gull-billed Tern flew north from the field with the water sprayer (on the left toward top of hill of the Choseley Road out of Thornham) back onto Titchwell reserve fresh marsh at 19:15
I arrived by the field at 19:20 (typically!) and raced down to Titchwell reserve with a few others, but no sign of it (till 20:15). Did it carry on east?

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Old Wednesday 18th May 2011, 21:19   #11850
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I arrived by the field at 19:20 (typically!) and raced down to Titchwell reserve with a few others, but no sign of it (till 20:15). Did it carry on east?

All the best,
Think I must have turned up in the period it was at Thornham! Got to Titchwell about 5:30 ish after seeing it reported at 5:06 I think it was?
Would try again tomorrow but promised a mate a trip to Minsmere.....
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