Spent a cracking weekend with Groucho and Mr Wizzal over in East Anglia, a proper more led-gable account of what we got up to is on Phil's blog with some real good photos. It was almost a complete Dyson tour missing a few year tick padders on the way (still time to grip back) but my the quality was immense.
Stukey Bluethroat/Red backed Shrike stakeout.
Two of the residents at the world famous Coast Guard's Hotel at Cley Beach...halcyon memories!
Norfolk's finest dipping the Bee-eater that the Cheshire Boys had just flushed...whoops!!
Groucho, Mr Northern and buddy pass comment having gripped the Bee-eater by the skin of their teeth.
changing the subject slightly one rather confiding Large Red Damselfly a male soaking up the sunshine.
Groucho at the wheel Pod on something and Phil out of it
On route home we just had to go via Doxey Marshes and were delighted with the awesome views of a stunning male Red Spotted Bluethroat.
Phone photo through my bins eat my shorts DSLR guys
Its Staffordshire fan club
not so classic habitat...it was a one dayer (the best, if you've bagged it first day)
The total trip list for the weekend a respectable 118 which included the following...
BITTERN 5 booming
GOLDEN ORIOLE 2
RED BACKED SHRIKE
BEE-EATER my 3rd of the week after 2 at Patrington near Spurn
CURLEW SANDPIPER 6+
RED BREASTED FLYCATCHER
not a bad haul for a cold May weekend.