Saturday, 5 November 2011

Thurlestone Bay

Superb morning more like early Sept than Nov.

Having returned from a few days of vg birding in Norfolk with reasonably good views of Bearded Tit I was not expecting to find the first ones for c20 years on South Milton Ley. Bob B had 7 at 09.00 near the bridge which departed with their typical spiral high flight . 2 more were heard and seen at 10.00 with at least 1 still calling at 11.00.

Whilst waiting for the B T 's to appear the ploughd field had a good flock of Pipits which included 2 Water Pipits and 2 Cirl Bunting,1 Yellowhammer. 6 Siskin over with at least 750 Wood Pigeon. 2 Chiffchaff in the bushes

In the bay a 1st w Med Gull, 12 Dunlin.