Friday, 26 March 2010

Swift Move!

Monkey cabs pics me up at 04:30 this morning and we travel up to Norfolk to hopefully to catch up with one of two Alpine Swifts that have been showing on the north Norfolk coast over the last couple of days.

We head for Hunstanton and on route we stop at the wolverton triangle for Golden Pheasants and it didn't disappoint with three stunning males on show right besides the A149.

Then We arrive at Hunstanton at 07:00 and with 5 Barn Owls in the bag was looking like a promising start, viz mig counts over head were good numbers of Woodpigeon and Greenfinch, Pied Wagtails and Goldfinch and small numbers of Tree Sparrows inn off and a single Redpoll and Weatear.

Spoil sports!

With no sign of the Swift by 9am we headed to Cromer where the over bird was being reported on the pager, and after an hours drive we arrive to find the bird over the town centre showing well tho mobile.

A pit stop a Thetford on route home for Stone Curlews was successful with two birds showing by the roadside.

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