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grumps

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I suggest you contact the RSPB directly about this. Frampton is a striking reserve, but on my sole visit I noted the lack of places to park one’s weary wotteva- and assumed, since it was then newly open, that this would soon be rectified. Obviously not.

Have done numerous times and at other nature reserves. What impressed me about Titchwell was that they were provided as a matter of course. For some seats are not a luxury but a necessity!
Yes I know lots of places dont make provision and I often go to such places.
However seats make life much more bearable for us crinklies and again I congatulate those involved at Titchwell.

Hugh
 

sacha

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Baird's Sand showed very well from Island Hide later in the afternoon

Along with Pec Sand (Cley), Osprey close overhead, c.20 species of wader.. A good day out

More details on my blog later.. When I write it all up!
 

Penny Clarke

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Wonderful scope views this evening of the Baird's Sandpiper at Titchwell, but you need an 800mm lens at least or digiscope if you want decent pictures!

I don't know who found it today? But looks like it was first seen on Sunday - see HERE
Full write up on my blog.

Penny:girl:
 

Robert S J Smith

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Wonderful scope views this evening of the Baird's Sandpiper at Titchwell, but you need an 800mm lens at least or digiscope if you want decent pictures!

I don't know who found it today? But looks like it was first seen on Sunday - see HERE
Full write up on my blog.

Penny:girl:

Was Alan Davies from Biggest Twitch Penny.

Cracking bird to finish off the day with after nailing Baillon's at Rainham this morning!
 

David Norgate

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Wonderful scope views this evening of the Baird's Sandpiper at Titchwell, but you need an 800mm lens at least or digiscope if you want decent pictures!

I don't know who found it today? But looks like it was first seen on Sunday - see HERE
Full write up on my blog.

Penny:girl:

Julian got a reasonable pic (as did Ashley!) on facebook via me!!
 

Paul Eele

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Titchwell September 11th

Today’s highlights

Baird’s sandpiper – juv present on fresh marsh all day but mobile at times
Curlew sandpiper – 2 juvs on fresh marsh
Golden plover – 100 on fresh marsh
Ruff – 50+ on fresh marsh
Spoonbill – 6 on fresh marsh
Red crested pochard – 1 on East Trail
Manx shearwater – 2 offshore
Great skua – 1 offshore
Crossbill – 1 west over carpark

Paul
 

Paul Eele

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I finally found something at Winterton!
This Red Backed Shrike managed to get in my bins on one of the many scans of the dunes. As is quite typical of the site not long after I saw it a dog walker passed the bush, it disappeared and I did not see it again. It was picked up by someone else at 11ish but was pretty flighty then too.

Nice one mate, can't be many birding days left for you!!!

Paul
 

James Emerson

Norwich Birder
I don't suppose anyone knows if the Wryneck seen at Bowthorpe today is still around?

[Edit] I see a message has just gone out to say no further sign, so that answers that!
 
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BeeJay

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Blakeney/Morston Pubs

:t: Many thanks to all for the advice - It sounds as though the Kings Head has the nod.
We're staying for four nights from a week Monday so all we want now are some favourable winds. B :)
Regards Bob
 

Penny Clarke

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No sign of the Baird's Sandpiper this evening, when I want for second time!

Tons of waders on the fresh marsh though in stunning light including 11 Spoonbills. 3 Eiders sitting on the sea.

Full update on blog.


Penny:girl:
 

Paul Eele

Well-known member
Titchwell September 12th

Today’s highlights

Curlew sandpiper – 2 on fresh marsh
Spoonbill – 4 on fresh marsh
Red crested pochard – female on East Trail
Spotted redshank – 4 on fresh marsh
Ruff – 50 on fresh marsh
Wheatear – 1 on beach ruin

Paul
 
Baird's Sandpiper Titchwell

The Baird's Sandpiper was also found simultaneously as birders in the hide, by Neil apparently the warden on Scolt Head, whilst looking from the footpath. He quickly alerted me and others birders, as well as nearby RSPB staff, a smart bird.

We also saw an Osprey and a good selection of waders and wildfowl.

Bizzare sighting of the day was two police officers trying to open a small coffin which had washed up on the beach!!
 
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stuart white

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Sabine's Gull

We had lovely views of the juv Sabine's Gull today off salthouse beach car park and then raced round to Cley and had it off there as well.
No excuses for the photographs, but you get the idea !
 

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Dave Hawkins

Dear diary, what a day it's been...
I had an interesting first hour after dawn sea watching today at Holme in the shapes of 613 gannets west. These were the birds that close enough to positively identify.

There were many more distant shapes heading west and at least another 100 actively fishing in the distant turbines. There must be close on a 1000 gannets fishing in the mouth of The Wash at the moment.
In the rest of the session had 14 bonxies 2 RTDs
 
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Alison Allen

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Garden Barn Owl

Usually seen flying past the garden, this beauty decided to check out the garden itself for a change. The fence is a recent addition to keep our Jack Russell terrier in but seems to have added wildlife benefits
 

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