Wednesday 22 January 2020

Burnham Norton, Titchwell RSPB and Sculthorpe Moor NR

Before any proper birding could be done, a return visit to Burnham Norton was necessary to retrieve my tripod leg which fell off last night! Thankfully it was still by the path. Pink-feet and Dark-bellied Brents, Marsh Harriers and Cetti's Warbler brightened up the occasion.

Then it was on to Titchwell for the intended few hours' general birding before heading home. Highlights included two flighty Water Pipits, two showy Water Rails, a Spotted Redshank, a Long-tailed Duck, two Chiffchaffs, four Pintail, a Red-throated Diver, three drake Goldeneye, five Red-breasted Mergansers, Rock Pipit, Bearded Tits, a flock of 35 Knot, Cetti's Warbler, Avocets, and close views of Bar-tailed Godwits, Grey Plovers, and the like feeding on the beach.

Bar-tailed Godwit at Titchwell RSPB

Grey Plover at Titchwell RSPB

Long-tailed Duck at Titchwell RSPB

Long-tailed Duck at Titchwell RSPB

Water Rail at Titchwell RSPB

A pit stop at Sculthorpe Moor NR secured views of the Waxwing conveniently feeding and resting by the reserve car park.

Waxwing at Sculthorpe Moor NR