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Tuesday 14 October 2014

Dungeness + North Norfolk 13/14 Oct

A trip with Marc Read aiming to cover the east coast from Holy Island and down to Norfolk over the two days to find some rare birds all too soon changed as Sunday afternoon produced an Audouin's Gull at Dungeness.

All of Monday was spent at Dunge with no sign of the Gull, but looking at the weather forecast the North Norfolk coast looked quite good and would surely produce a rare or two today 

We slept in the car at Warham Green and covered the following areas with the following species. Plenty of bird activity today, mainly Thrushes but also plenty of Bramblings etc. 

Warham Green
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 heard
Woodcock - 2
Pink-footed Geese - 500
Also hundreds of birds about after a decent overnight fall, mainly Redwings. 

Stiffkey Woods
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 + 1 heard 
Redstart - 2

Wells Woods
Radde's Warbler - 1 
Yellow-browed Warbler - 4 heard
Short-eared Owl - 2 

Burnham Norton
Great Grey Shrike - 1

Holme NWT
Pallas's Warbler - 1 
Yellow-browed Warbler - 1 heard

A really good day, not just for the quality, but the quantity of birds about. Every tree seemed to hold something, and the constant sound of Yellow-browed calling was brilliant. 

 Steppe Grey Shrike at Burnham Norton - my 2nd in the UK
 Red-flanked Bluetail at Stiffkey - my 2nd in the UK
Pallas's Warbler at Holme NWT