Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sheringham Bird Observatory

1200-1530 SSW 3-4 Heavy showers then fine and sunny.
A filthy morning weather wise saw me kitted out in wet weather gear just as the last of the morning showers had finished! Bits and pieces moving off shore, but nothing to get too excited about, although a movement of Grey Herons looks better than it sounds! All moving west unless indicated.

Grey Heron- moving west were a party of 4, plus a brace and two singles (8)
Greenshank - 3 together
Dunlin - 5
Common Scoter - 5
Eider - female
Teal - 8
Golden Plover - single
Little Gull 1w 1e
Black-headed Gull - a dozen or so birds arriving from out at sea
Curlew 2
Common Tern 100, Sandwich Tern 100 Arctic Tern 3
Sparrowhawk - 1 on hedge tree
Willow Warbler- Singles (2)flew in directly off of the clifftop and into the weeds around the pillboxes before hoying it up main hedge and into the wood.

Sparrowhawk presumably a juvenile male

Grey Herons at sea, much better than on a muddy river bank!

Ever present Cormorants
Is that a Shag lurking top left?

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