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Norfolk and Camridgeshire

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Saturday 16th - Saturday 23rd May 2015
I recently spent a very enjoyable week in East Angliabased in King's Lynn. Although by now means a birding holiday, I naturally found the time and opportunity to visit some familiar and not so familiar sites great for birds and other wildlife. Seeing 15 Dotterels at Choseley drying barns was one of the highlights, as was seeing four species of nesting Tern along with Grey and Common Seals at Blakeney Point on a boat trip from Morston Quay. After several attempts to see a Golden Pheasant at Wolferton, only 15 minutes from our base, and failing, I must conclude they are not easy to see! Oystercatchers on the other hand were everywhere, including at several inland sites: two on a cricket pitch at Castle Rising, one at Flitcham Abby Farm and one near Choseley. Given our cottage was 80 yards from the Great Ouse, we could here and see them almost whenever we stepped outside. I enjoyed seeing Round-leaved Sundews at Dersingham Bog, hearing Nightinga…

Hudsonian Godwit at Meare Heath

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Friday 1st May 2015

A couple of photos of the HUDSONIAN GODWIT at Meare Heath, Somerset - a cracking bird and a lifer for me, and many others who saw it being only the third British record.
The afternoon was complimented by a range of other good birds including Marsh Harrier, Great White Egrets, Bitterns, Hobbies, Swifts and last but not least a fine drake Garganey.