Sunday, 10 October 2010

Titchwell and Thornham Harbour.

When the weather man Wednesday morning said from tomorrow there would be a fine and calm few days especially in the east of the country and when another weather man said " don't put your t-shirts and shorts away because you are going to need them for a while yet" I thought I'd nip off to Norfolk for a few days.

Left very early Thursday morning and arrived before 8.00AM in Hunstanton where I'd parked near the old Lighthouse to try for the Wryneck Steve Seal and Pete Walkden had got great shots of last week.I was having no luck and when a local came out and told me it hadn't been seen since Tuesday I knew I'd failed.Bugger!!!!

I then nipped down the coast a bit and went to Titchwell.As I walked down the main path and got to the first bench I could hear a lot of Bearded Tits calling out and soon I saw lots of them flitting around on the reeds.I reckon there must have been a Bearded Tit society wedding on or something because they were having a hell of a time constantly calling out and flying around.I reckon there were about 40 in total.Wonderful site.

I later found out they were "erupting" which I gathered they do before dispersing to new areas.

I didn't see much else about so after dumping my stuff at the hotel I went to Thornham Harbour just down the road.The creeks were full of waders a bit far off for decent shots but I saw a couple of Common Sandpipers, a lone Dunlin, numerous Redshanks, lots of Curlews, a Grey Plover , a Whimbrel, 3 Little Egrets, 3 Bar-tailed Godwits and a Greenshank.

I then went on one of my favourite walks from the harbour over to the reserve at Holme.I didn't see much to point the camera at except for a Wheatear on the path but the weather was superb (well done weather man you got one right) and the walk was very enjoyable.I sat on a bench along the path for an hour and people kept joining me there and telling me their life stories for some reason.I just kept nodding sagely.


Kevin Groocock said...

Wondered where you were, Max! Nice beardies!

Pete Walkden said...

That calling male beardie is fantastic Max. Even you must be pleased with that!?!

Max Silverman said...

Cheers guys.