Saturday, November 03, 2007

Sheringham Promanade

Busy morning working around the garden, with the odd Siskin going over a couple of Brambling and a lone Pink-footed Goose east. Dad called yesterday to say that he'd had a couple of Purple Sandpipers down Sheringham, so mid afternoon I nipped down to the Prom where both birds were present and typically bold and confiding.

Purple Sandpiper one of our most charasmatic waders

During the day several reports of a good movement of Pomarine Skua's off the north coast came through on the pager, and though it was getting late in the day managed to lock on to a fine party of eight moving west incuding three light-phased adults with tail spoons-cracking sight! Also whilst here a Snow Bunting called going west, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Common Scoter and best of all, probably my favorite of all wildfowl, 3 Velvet Scoter which I managed to gat a couple of shots of.

Velvet Scoter... couple of females and a male I think

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