Winterton area, 20 December 2020

With exercise and fresh air much needed we did a long circular walk from Winterton village today. Taking in the beach, dunes, holmes and back via Somerton.

Belinda was busying herself with the Grey Seals while I hunted down the 2 Iceland Gulls and eventually found both in the area between groynes 52 & 54. There were also pleasingly large numbesr of 200+ Sanderling scattered all along the beach. Cutting inland at the concrete blocks we walked the farm tracks over Winterton Holmes. A surprise was in store when we flushed 2 Lapland Buntings from beside the track. Calling, they flew directly towards the low sun and I lost them.

After our walk we made a short drive to Sea Palling where the mixed flock of c20 each of Bewick's Swans and Whooper Swans were found easily beside the coast road after initially only seeing c6 Bewick's at the spot broadcast on RBA. A couple of flocks of Pink-footed Geese were also seen.       

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