|Little Bitter - photo by Steve Grimwade|
|Little Bittern site at Lakenheath Fen|
En-route to Titchwell Marsh I picked up a few farmland birds including Corn Bunting, Red-legged Partridge, Pheasant, Skylark and Yellowhammer.
|Little Egret at Titchwell|
|East Bank - Cley Marshes|
After a bit of back-tracking and another hours drive I stopped at Weeting Heath and picked up Stone Curlew for the year before heading for to Lakenheath Fen for a worth while twitch! A male Little Bittern has been calling and 'occasionally' showing for the last few days. I didn't hold out too much hope, having dipped 3 times in Somerset for this species. However, I was there and it was worth a try. Horror stories of 8 hour waits and 2 second sightings were ringing in my ears as I passed dejected souls walking back to their cars. This wasn't my story though. On arrival the bird was vocalizing continually, kind of bark, and only 3 minutes into the vigil it got up and gave a massive 5 second flight...brilliant! cracking view and no sun burn this time...
|Swallow Birding Holidays|