31st March 2012 - Cley

The second day was time to meet up with Andy Stoddart and go and see what could be found at Cley. 

It's always a lovely walk through Cley and despite the cold, this was no different.  We tallied a fair number (47), including another sighting of the lifer we had seen the morning before, a Knot.  Both types of Godwit were around and sightings of both Golden Plover and a Spoonbill were a good end to the morning. 

In the afternoon, we took a trip on a steam train on the Poppy Line, between Holt and Sherringham.  We then went for a gorgeouly sunny, but dismal for birds walk around Kelling Heath and finished off with superb dinner in the Crown Hotel, Wells.
NO birds.
Excellent dinner.
We played bird pictionary before dinner. 
A drink for anyone who can guess what this is meant to be...

1) Greenfinch
2) Grey Heron
3) Goldfinch
4) Pied Wagtail
5) Marsh Harrier
6) Mute Swan
7) Greylag Goose
8) Avocet
9) Wigeon
10) Ruff
11) Common Gull
12) Shelduck
13) Teal
14) Pochard
15) Lapwing
16) Oystercatcher
17) Black-tailed Godwit
18) Pintail
19) Mallard
20) Brent Goose
21) Shoveler
22) Little Ringed Plover
23) Gadwall
24) Black-headed Gull
25) Woodpigeon
26) Cormorant
27) Curlew
28) Jackdaw
29) Linnet
30) Chaffinch
31) Moorhen
32) Skylark
33) Canada Goose
34) Starling
35) Meadow Pipit
36) Redshank
37) Herring Gull
38) Great Black-backed Gull
39) Bar-tailed Godwit
40) Knot
41) Grey Plover
42) Ringed Plover
43) Turnstone
44) Dunlin
45) Tufted Duck
46) Spoonbill
47) Golden Plover

My year list for 2012 comes to 126.


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