Today I decided on heading out in search for migrants I the hope of finding a really gooden.
This was based on yesterday whislt doing the garden fence, seeing in the region of 500 Redwing fly over and 1 Fieldfare during the morning. Although the highlight was hearing this odd Sparrow like call from behind my hedge and then realising that it was a Richard's Pipit as it then flew off over the garden.
I started today with a brief stop at Cley I thought about going here first to shelter from the rain, but after a quick scan from the car park a seeing a lack of birds I thought I would head straight to my main plan which was Stifkey.
I parked at the Campsite and walked towards the wood, here I saw my first migrants of the day whilst watching the tit flock a few Brambling sat up in the tree tops.
I continued further scaning through the Long-tailed tits but finding nothing extra, at a clearing in the trees I scanned across the marshes at a Golden Plover flock which took off and at the same time a Great Tit gave a warning call and as I looked up a Peregrine flew along close to the trees.
I continued walking and searched through four different tit flocks but finding only a Blackcap. I watched a small bush that held two Reed Bunting, three Linnets and a Yellowhammer.
Before I knew it I was at Stifkey Fen and here things get a little more interesting a scanned through the many Teal and found two Curlew Sandpiper and a Little Stint. At the time I questioned the Stint but put it down to the arkward light and my hopes and headed back.
But here are some images of the Stint below I am sure it is just funny plumaged Little but what do you think?
The way back was quiet a few more Brambling flew over and a Kingfisher was down a channel. A small flock of Redwing headed inland and a Song Thrush was now in the wood.
From here I went to Cley and spent 50mins Sea Watching and here are the results,
Golden Plover 1
Brent Goose 192
Red-throated Diver 1
Meadow Pipit 1
After that I went home.