Sunday, 9 September 2012

9 September 2012

A quite exciting day morning with a Red-backed Shrike in the North Dunes, along with a Redstart and quite a lot of Whinchats. Then in the afternoon Ryan, our new neighbour down in Hemsby, found an Ortolan Bunting in the South Dunes. Colin and I rushed down for it, but it proved to be pretty flightly and we only had a rather brief, though close, view of it before it flew high into a tree on the bank and then, presumably, off on its way. Well done to Ryan on his first decent bird on his new patch, and thanks for getting the news to us so quickly - it was a patch tick for both of us.