Thursday, September 29, 2011
Having decided not to go abroad on holiday this year myself and Teresa enjoyed a week in a cottage at Cley. The weather was generally kind with very little rain although most days were quite windy which tended to keep the Beardies down in the reedbeds at both Titchwell and Cley and being south-westerly and not north-easterly was totally in the wrong direction. Rarities were very thin on the ground and September was probably the worst in many years for the county. I got out with the camera every day and did catch up with some nice birds,a feeding Sandwich Tern at Cley,Bearded Tit at Cley,Yellow Wagtail at Cley,Barn Swallow feeding late brood young at Cley,nice group of 7 Curlew Sandpipers at Cley,Common Sandpiper at Cley,Marsh Harrier coming in to roost and Barn Owl both near Burnham windmill. I also managed to get my first pics of Yellow legged Gull which in company with a Lesser black backed Gull provided a nice plummage comparison.