DAURIAN SHRIKE, HORSEY GAP 25th October
Stiff south-easterlies hitting a band of drizzly rain, surely there had to be some new arrivals along the coast. Apparently not, so a bit of dirty twitching for a Daurian Shrike at Horsey was in order. It came well close as I sat on the bank in the persistent rain, flycatching and being very active, if a little bedraggled
It was so dim I had trouble getting any snaps at all. Anyhow, it seemed to enjoy the Norfolk brambles, en-route as it is from Mongolia to Sudan!
RED PHALAROPE, WAXHAM
Anyway, this little fellow stole the show. It was actively feeding just a couple of feet off the beach, allowing close approach . It was so cute I watched it for ages, reminded of the breeding-plumaged birds I have seen on Iceland that come really close if you sit and wait