The first birds of our Norfolk Houseparty
Our birding week in Norfolk has got off to a flying start in just the first few days. From our fantastic base overlooking the marshes at Burnham Overy Staithe, we've explored some of the best birding locations this brilliant part of the Norfolk coast has to offer.
We're too busy birding to have much time to spare working on the computer (!), but just some of the highlights include:
- Stunning views of Pectoral Sandpiper just a few feet away in broad sunshine
- Lapland Buntings over the marshes and even flying over the garden at first light this morning!
- Excellent views of Firecrest in the pines
- Three species of Skua, including a full display of its aerial pursuit skills by an Arctic Skua as it chased a Common Gull to make it disgorge its food, and then proceeded to land on the beach and eat its meal right in front of us
- Wood Lark flying overhead as we stood on the beach, and last but certainly not least
- Red-rumped Swallow with a group of Barn Swallows to complete our birding yesterday
not to mention thousands upon thousands of waders and wildfowl!
Truly spectacular birding, and we're only halfway through the week!