Saturday, 12 October 2013

12 Oct 2013

Fantastic late autumn birding in the north dunes today, starting off with a Great Grey Shrike in the Totem Pole bushes, where Pete then found a lovely Pallas's Warbler -record shots here. Later in the afternoon I managed to see and hear the Richard's Pipit which had been seen by various people intermittently all day. Supporting cast of Redpoll, Brambling, Ring Ouzel, Woodcock, loads of Robins and Reed Buntings, Chiffchaffs, Willow Warblers, Goldcrests, Redwings etc. Marvellous stuff and two patch ticks bringing my Winterton list to 199.  Now if I can just see a bloody Merlin before Christmas...