A Great Spotted Cuckoo was lingering at Weybourne in North Norfolk for nearly a week or so and as I hadn’t seen one for a number of years, I decided to make the journey over to see it.
I didn’t realise how distant it would be and so somewhat disappointed with the 2 or three brief views I had of it, perched and in flight. Two Temminck’s Stint were on the scrape at Cley, so we stopped off to see them. They showed well in front of the famous Dawkes Hide. A few Ruff were also on view but little else of note.
Six Dotterel were also lingering at Choseley near Titchwell and they showed well albeit in some moderate heat haze. Fortunately closer than we thought. Four bright females and two males. A Corn Bunting was also singing and on view.
Finishing off the day at Titchwell, primarily to see the 100 pairs of Mediterranean Gulls now breeding on the freshwater mere. Also a few Little Tern and two Spoonbill were year ticks. Nothing else of real note worthiness here. A very difficult day for photography due to the severe heat haze and most decent birds were distant. Year List moves on to 201.
A total of 70 species seen during the day.