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Monday, 2 June 2014

Burnham Overy Dunes, Norfolk 2/6/14

SPECTACLED WARBLER - 1 male in song

Whilst out in search for Dragonflies near Warnham with Chris Glanfield, the mega alert sounded, and after a brief look at the phone, we were in no doubt that the dragons would have to wait for another day. We left straight away (picking up Jake on route) and arrived in north Norfolk just under 4 hours later.

After the lengthy walk out to the dunes, the bird showed straight away. It was simply a stunner (for a Sylvia), and was easy to track due to its really distinctive song. It was watched either singing on top of the bushes, or feeding on the sand.  A brilliant looking bird and a very straight forward twitch........!!

That was until when we arrived back at the car to find the back left tyre was flat as a pancake. To cut a long story short, it took three tow vehicles to finally get us back in touch with our own vehicles, and only SEVEN hours later after we were intending to leave the 'car park'. Still, a memorable experience I guess.

 male Spectacled Warbler - check out those legs!!

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