|Pacific Golden Plover and Common Redshank|
The other interesting (not that they aren't all interesting) species was the Eurasian Spoonbill, that spent our entire stay asleep, as is typical of this species in my experience.
There were some summer plumage Dunlin, a Greenshank, lots of Redshank some Ringed Plovers and of course Lapwings. A little Gull put in a brief appearance loafing on the mud.
|Dunlin, with single Common Redshank and Northern Lapwing|
|Greenshank with Black-headed Gulls|
|Elegant Pied Avocets in flight|
A pair of Little Terns sat alongside a Sandwich Tern demonstarting the enormnous size difference.
|Sandwich and Little Terns. Guess which are which!|
|Male Bearded Tit|
More typical of the avifauna of the north Norfolk marshes are the two Acrocephalus Warblers Sedge and Reed Warbler. The Sedge Warbler seemed to be collecting nesting material, plucking the reed heads.
We also watched the pack of Knot wheeling around above the marsh plucking up the courage to land. There are few more uplifting sights for me than these tiny birds in sychronised flight painting patterns in the sky, truly magical.
|Red Knot over Titchwell Marsh|