Saturday, 18 April 2015

Easter - 3.4.15

We had an early start as a drive up to a B+B in Holt was needed for a couple of days away. We arrived in Cromer just after 9.30am so we parked up and walked into the town for a spot of breakfast. Once finished we walked along the seafront and as luck would have it a couple of Fulmar flew past! A Rock Pipit was also heard.

Seeing as we couldn't get into our lodgings until 4pm we drove along the north coast through some of the top birding sites Norfolk has to offer. I popped into Cley visitor centre for a toilet break and ended up buying a new Moth book and getting new eye cups for my bins costing a total of £50! As news was quiet on the reserve I fancied a seawatch from the beach car park. After another £1.50 to get in I scanned the sea for about an hour. 30 odd Brent Geese flew past as did the odd sight of a Grey Heron but the about half way out I picked up 5 Sandwich Terns heading east. A quick scan of the reserve picked out singles of Redshank, Shelduck and Avocet.

Heading back to our B+B I slammed on the brakes as off in a roadside field were 2 Grey Partridge. Dinner was had in Wells with a view over the marshes. Hundreds more Brent Geese were roosting and 2 Little Egret were doing likewise.

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