Hunstanton Monday 26th June 2017

Monday - Hunstanton

After the Blackpool outing on Saturday, we needed a break to get over it, so we headed off to Norfolk - Hunstanton.

Monday was a real scorcher and we enjoyed a walk along the beach towards Holme next the sea.

A good selection of birds were seen but very few waders and a few Cormorant.

The Fulmar were on the cliffs and there were plenty of Oysetercatcher and a couple of Cormorant seen.

Terns could be heard and we were told that Little Terns had bred on the beach area,

The terns were just visible in the bins and too distant for me to ID.
With the bird life on the beach area very quiet, we came back via the dunes paths.

A 'Lark' or Lark lookalike has me baffled.
I though Skylark at first but the bird seems to light coloured for Skylark.
The bird also has an interesting wing 'patch' that gives it a distinctive look.
I don't think its a Pipit and I cannot find the wing patch on any bird in the Collins Guide that I have brought with me on holiday.
I also though it could be a Juv. Skylark but why would it carry food instead of just eating it - if it was a Juv, bird?
So... if you know what the bird sp. is please let me know - thanks.

There were plenty of Stonechat, Whitethroat, Juv. Pied |Wagtail and Linnet about.

Another mystery bird - a possible Pipit - maybe a Tree Pipit not a Meadow Pipit anyway!!

A Cuckoo flew about being mobbed by various other birds.

Also, flying at a distance, a wader calling similar to a Redshank but not the same call as a Redshank.
The poor picture shouts Redshank to me and I cannot see what else it might be.

An interesting 5 hours out and about today.

Fulmar on the Cliffs


Tree Pipit??


Poor photo - Redshank or not??

A few pics of my mystery 'Skylark'

Rubbish photo of a Cuckoo


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