|The moon was full that night, if a little hazy, like me after a |
couple of pints of Adnams'.
After our chat Elis and I went to stay in our splendid B&B called Rosamaly Guesthouse in Hunstanton www.rosamaly.co.uk Quite the best B&B we have stayed in for some time. The landlady, Sandra (who isn't potty, she told me to definitely mention this fact) was so attentive we felt bad about paying so little to stay there! The breakfast was first rate with home-made bread and whisky marmalade into the bargain.
|Sunrise over Snettisham|
I think we especially enjoyed our breakfast as we had had an early start before hand and a ten mile hike to start the day. (Exaggerate? Me? Never!) The hike was at Snettisham from the car park to the reserve, if you've done it you'll know what I mean. However, this yomp is well worth the effort if you time it right, as we did on this occasion. We hit the reserve as the tide turned and were treated to the spectacular aerial display of thousands of waders in synchronised flight, stunning stuff.
|Spectacular show of thousands of Knot|
The first bird I put my bins on from the first hide was a charming juvenile Little Stint who was feeding with some Dunlin.There were many Ruff there too in a variety of plumages.
|Little Stint with Dunlin|
A number of other waders were of course noted including these:
|Two Spotted Redshank and a Common Redshank (behind)|
After leaving Titchwell we twitched the Yellow-browed Warbler at Wells Wood. Being cheap, as I am, I haven't got a pager, nor do I subscribe to any other form of commercially available news. I keep muttering to myself how it all used to be free in the good old days! Bring back Nancies I say! If I ever win the lottery I'll set up a free news disseminating service! Grumble, whinge etc.
|Treecreeper, pert of a mixed flock|