Grey Wagtail, Flitcham, 12th February
Brambling, Flitcham, 12th February
Chaffinch, Flitcham, 12th February
Blackbird, Flitcham, 12th February
Other than that last week I saw Barn Owls at Tattersett, Summerfield and Brisley. On Thursday I saw the Red-necked Grebe at Brancaster Staithe again (with a Goldeneye) but it was too far off for photos so I contined along the coast seeing 2 Red Kites and a group of 4 Muntjacs at Burnham Norton (rarely if ever seen so many together). Also these:
Grey Plover, Burnham Overy, 11th February
Ringed Plover, Burnham Overy, 11th February
Magpie, Hunstanton, 10th February
On Saturday I was helping the usual group again, at Cley, and decided to squeeze in a visit to Blakeney beforehand. Would have been plenty of time had I got up earlier, but I left it late so was a bit rushed. No sign of the Herring x Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid that I wanted to see but I did get to see a Lapland Bunting, thanks in no small part to Marcus. Rubbishy shots taken in haste...
Lapland Bunting, Blakeney, 13th February
At Cley there didn't seem to be a great deal happening from Dauke's Hide - all pretty standard stuff: 8 Pintail and lots of commoner duck, 29 Avocets and 104 Black-tailed Godwits. We enjoyed it when a Snipe appeared in the grass just in front of us, quickly dropping into the ditch where it joined a second bird. In the distance we could see plenty of Red-throated Divers moving west at sea - I imagine anyone watching the sea that morning would have ended up with a good count if they could stick the cold long enough.
Snipe, Cley, 13th February
After this I headed back to Blakeney to have another look for the gull. Mission accomplished this time, the Herring Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid was in the harbour showing nicely. Interesting bird, and I even got some sound recordings of it calling.
Herring Gull x Lesser Black-backed Gull hybrid, Blakeney, 13th February