Thursday, 2 June 2011

One of those days

If anyone ever gets a day when nothing seems to go their way with birding Sunday 29th May was 'One of those days' for James and I.

We started at Swanton Nova's in hope for a Honey Buzzard and after a good hour of waiting only Commons soared above us, could it of been the wind that kept the Honey's away or could it be the fact that there are none to see?

Next stop was Sculthorpe Mill in hope of a Spotted Flycatcher or two and once again the wind took its toll and after another hour or so Spotted Flycatcher was heard but could not be seen as they seemed to be hiding deep within fully leaved trees.

Our next stop was to try and see Montagu's Harrier but again a good hour spent here and no sign, although we did see 2 Red Kite, Buzzard and Marsh Harrier.

So after this we thought we would try for the Curlew Sandpiper and Turtle Dove that had been seen at Titchwell, and upon arrival seeing that a Ruddy Duck had been noted also we headed out to the reserve.

We saw Black and Bar-tailed Godwits (below) and a Pied Wagtail just after a wash. But once again no sign of the Curlew Sand nor the Ruddy Duck nor the Turtle Dove.

We then set off to one more place where we didn't see another bird.

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