8th June 2014 - North Barsham & Burnham Overy

A twitch was on the cards today with the lovely Spectacled Warbler hanging around in North Norfolk.  We stopped off at North Barsham to watch some great Buzzard and Marsh Harrier soaring above.  There was also a Hobby and a pair of both Oystercatcher and Lapwing.

Little Tern
Little Tern
It was then onwards to Burnham Overy to see if we could catch up with the Spectacled Warbler.  On the walk to the dunes we came across a pair of lovely Little Tern and a few Redshank before the star turn.  Very sweet bird and a great end to the day before a pizza and the drive home.

Spectacled Warbler

Trip list: 20
Year list: 176
Lifers of year list: 9

7th June 2014 - College Lake

I visited College Lake for the second time in the hope of my first Hobby for 2014.  I was in luck almost as soon as I exited the car, with my first 3 birds being Whitethroat, Hobby and Red Kite.  Looking down on the reserve from the big hide we saw plenty of Common Tern and a Little Ringed Plover sitting with them briefly.  There were also plenty of small birds including baby Canada Goose, baby Lapwing and baby Redshank.  There was also a Sedge Warbler in the reeds just in front of the hide.

Trip list: 40
Year list: 175
Lifers of year list: 8