Black Guillemot at Cley, a Norfolk bogey bird falls! 22 August 2019

Black Guillemot has long been a bogey bird of mine and arguably the 'commonest' bird I'd never seen in the county.
So, with a confiding juvenile bird having been showing most of the day off Cley Beach carpark I dashed up there this evening and the bird was present on arrival for a bit of 'easy birding'! About 30 yards offhsore it showed very well despite diving frequently. In time it drifted west a few hundred yards, probably with the tide and it was time to quit the scene. Apart from a couple of Fulmars, Sandwich Tern and small groups of Common Terns heading west towards the point it really was just a dirty twitch!

Norfolk bird no.397


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