Winterton & Waxham, 15 April 2017

Today was principally a walking day (especially as the weather forecast for Easter Sunday is crap!) with a long loop around Winterton and East Somerton returning via the North Dunes. The only things I could muster was calling but not seen Common Cranes, 2 Willow Warblers and in the dunes eventually 4 Wheatears (all males) and 2 Stonechats. Whilst sitting on the top of the dunes having lunch a single Whimbrel battled it's way north along the breakers.

Later in the afternoon a walk from Waxham south to the pipe dump and back via the beach got me my hoped-for 6 Ring Ouzels just inland of the pipes plus 4 Swallows, 2 Willow Warblers, 4 Stonechats and a Chiffchaff. c50 Grey Seals were also loafing on the beach. A lovely Red Kite also flew low over the coast road between West Somerton and Horsey.

Pretty hard work but at least a very small sprinkling of migrants.      

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