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Sunday, May 10, 2015

Citril Finch


An absolutely MEGA rare bird turned up in Norfolk during our birding trip which 'slightly' changed the dynamics of the day. Jonno Dudley and I had been birding Titchwell Marsh RSPB Reserve and were heading to Cley Marshes when I checked RBA. Citril Finch has only ever been recorded in the UK once before - Fair Isle 2008, which meant that this bird was going to be very sort after.Citril Finch News

Sedge Warbler

Avocet

Grey Partridge

Chinese Water Deer
Our day started early and put us near NE of Chosleley drying barns near Titchwell around 08:30 am. Here we connected with 24 reported Dotterel! Nice scope views but distance and light didn't allow record shots. Grey Partridge showed here which is always nice to see. Titchwell had all the regulars for this time of year but not too many photo opportunities. After finding out about the finch we headed straight to Bunham Overy and a half hour walk.



On arrival there was already a good crowd gathered and luckily all keeping there distance while the bird showed; feeding on the ground. An amazing rarity that was only around until Sunday early morning then disappeared.  Cley Marshes was pretty quiet though we added a few more day birds. 86 species for the day. 






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