A quick twitch! 21 November 2020

Due to work commitments and dark nights birding during the week is a no-no at this time of year. Luckily the adult male Desert Wheatear at Gramborough Hill, Salthouse did the decent thing and hung on all week for me! I have seen double-figures of these in the UK including 2 others at Salthouse but this one beat the lot in terms of looks as all the others have been 1w birds. It was blowing hard on the coast and consequently the bird was favouring the sheltered north side of the hill by the beach. The high tides of two days ago had wrecked all manner of starfish, fish and crabs on the beach there including a Hermit Crab which had set up residence in a Whelk shell.

We had to get back to Norwich to help my aged parents with some things but there was time on the way back to call in to Horsham St Faiths for the 2 Glossy Ibis in wet fields on the northern edge of the village. They showed well albeit rather distantly.

                                                                                                                                  Desert Wheatear
                                                                                                                                         Glossy Ibises

                                                                                                                                           Hermit Crab
        Sea Urchin

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