Monday, 22 September 2014

Patch and a Caspian Gull

Sorry I am behind I am juggling birding, and an extension being built on the house which involves everyone moving out so a very busy man.

The morning of the 5th September I popped down to Trimingham to see what was about I arrived at the Cliffs at around 8.05 and had a scan around and within 5mins I was on a Balearic Shearwater a great patch tick.

The wind was strong and birds were hard to see, I found a Chiffchaff, Blackcap and a Whitethroat.

After a longer walk around I got onto two Whinchat.

I continued around the cliff top not seeing much else.

I had to go to Cromer so popped down to see the Caspian Gull that had been around a few days (now a few weeks)

The next day I done the other areas of my patch, Pigney's Wood, Witton Church and Ebridge.

Pigneys first and a large number of Chiffchaff were around and the only other bird of note was the Cetti's Warbler that has returned like they do every winter.

I did see a second generation Snout at Pigney's an then got another in the trap that night.

I then went to Witton Church found a small tit flock (Greats and Blue) with a few Chaffinch and then struck another patch tick as a Pied Flycatcher was flying around.

I then had a scan around as Witton Church has a brilliant vantage point and in the distance 4 Cranes circled in the sky.

This cool snail was also at the Church

and this Roesel's Bush Cricket

After the church I went to Ebridge where 3 or maybe 4 Whinchat were flicking around.

and this distant Hobby had be rushing back to the Car to get my scope to make sure it wasn't something better.


  1. Excellent stuff birdwise, but the cricket is a Dark Bush Cricket - the edge of the pronotum in Roesel's is a thicker band of pale yellow-green than on this one.