Sunday, November 11, 2007

West Runton

Had a spare hour this afternoon so I took the shortest route possible to the coast and visited the neighbouring parish. Still a few Little Auks offshore but more waders moving with small parties of Dunlin and singles of Curlew, Ringed Plover and Sanderling. Great sightings when out birding do not always have to be of rare birds, indeed some of the commonest birds can make a day seem special ,so here it was great to see at least 100 Shelduck in various sized flocks coming in off the continent, battling against the wind over a choppy sea-not a mudflat in sight! On the cliff top an adult and a second winter Mediterranean Gull were floating around giving good veiws

Shelduck on vis-mig... visable migration

Mediterranean Gull-adult notice pure white wing tips

Mediterranean Gull-2nd winter bird (last years chick) See the black in the primary tips

Kes ("Craig-David")

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