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NORTH NORFOLK: Titchwell Semipalmated Sandpiper

21st July 2019

A family trip to Titchwell, my first visit of the year. The weather was nice, and as we walked down the main path I noticed a Bloody-nosed Beetle at the side. We soon saw the Dunlin flock, and after a scan through managed to locate the Semipalmated Sandpiper that had been found a few days before. This was my first new bird of the year (the result of now much birding in spring rather than having a large list it should be pointed out) and it was nice to share it with Cathy & Rose, who was lifted up to view through the telescope and then pointed out at the distant flock to show where she had been looking. A Curlew Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank were also present on the freshmarsh, and we got good views of a Spoonbill that flew overhead. I'd noticed a few clegs landing on us as we stood around, and not wanting her to get bitten we moved on, noting a few more invertebrates as we headed back.

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