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.
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