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NORFOLK: Titchwell wagtail fest

14th April 2011

As its been a few years since the Colney Iberian Chiffchaff I managed to convince Cathy that what she really wanted to do was to go and listen to the Titchwell bird. Conveniently the Iberian Chiffchaff was singing and showing well by the pool on the Meadow Trail, and I was able to revise the song that will one day be heard at Whitlingham Lane. The second reason for visiting Titchwell was to have a look at Yellow Wagtails, and we were spoilt with 20+ swarming over the sandy bank near the Parrinder Hide. I failed to find any "headed" ones, but the pictured individual kept me interested for a bit as it peeped over the bank. 10+ White Wagtails added to the wagtail related fun.

Elsewhere on the reserve we saw a pair of Garganey, a large flock of Common Scoter, a Little Ringed Plover and a Spotted Redshank. The Spotted Redshank was a particularly obvious individual, almost into its black summer plumage. I mention this in case the guy in the Parrinder Hide who picked out a Redshank, seemingly at random, and even with field guide open proceeded to tell anyone who'd listen that it was Spotted, reads this.

Spot the difference...

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