2.11.13

Plovers and Raptors

After being at Cley Marsh for the morning it was straight of to Titchwell hopefully to get some more species, when we got to the visitor Centre and there was loads sighted around the reserve including ;Slav Grebes, Beaded Tits, Great Northern Diver and Long-tailed Ducks.
Partial Albino Golden Plover

We headed straight for the first lagoon and got c2000 Golden Plover and in with the Golden Plover was a Partial Albino Golden Plover and 5 Knot. Moving towards the Salt marsh, a Stonechat popped up for a couple of seconds and went back down into the marsh.

Drake Teal

Then heading straight towards the sea and got amazing views in our telescopes of 8 Long-tailed Ducks plus a 1st for me 5 Slav Grebes.

Bat sp
On our way back we stayed a bit longer to watch the starling and the raptor roost which ended up to be amazing with 5 Marsh Harriers, 1 male Hen Harrier,1 Merlin and 1 Kestrel. And then suddenly we could here munching in the reeds behind it was a Water Vole after being almost extinct in Britain they have made a come back and have now been released into Titchwell.
In the car park c3000 Pink footed Geese flew over and a Bat sp of some sort.