Wells - next - the - sea

Wednesday 14 September 2016

We enjoyed a walk today from Blakeney to Wells-next-the-sea on a real scorcher of a day a record beating temperature reported in Kent and it was roast-toasty here making the 71/4 (ish) miles seem like 14.

Blackeney is a beautiful small picturesque village with a small harbour and a few shops.
We set off on the coastal path towards Wells, soon meeting a couple of birders from Castleford. 
We had a friendly chat about what was hereabouts, I believed I'd got Yellowhammer earlier (although the photo proved to be a Whinchat) and the guy said he'd got 30 Spoonbill.
I have seen 1 Spoonbill here 3 years ago and I thought he was taking the mickey until he showed me a photo he had taken on his telling bone via his scope - unbelievable.
We didn't see 30 Spoonbill but we did manage to get 6 or so on the White Bridges lake, without scope.
Also seen all along the walk were Little Egret, must have been over 100 hereabouts.
Redshank were calling and passing by also a fly-over of 27 Heron in one flock. Kestrel, Whinchat, Black Tailed Godwit, Wigeon, Curlew, Buzzard (with a short tail?).
Feral pigeon with a young chick.
A large flock of birds at quite a distance that I believe are Golden Plover -  and other sp.
(No Shore Lark - although I found a small boat with that name!!).

Blakeney Harbour.
Leaving Blakeney
Heron Overhead
Distant Whinchat
Possibly 2 Whinchat
Spoonbill (poss Egyptian Goose)
Wigeon (possible Shoveler - sitting top left)
Spoonbill, Little Egret
Distant but I think these are Golden Plover.
Intriguing best I could do with this mystery bird 
Little Egret
A Shore Lark but not the feathered variety alas.
A Feral Pigeon Chick
Black-headed Gull
Herring Gull

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