News that the Wryneck was still in
Bay was too much of a draw to resist,
so my first stop this morning was . After searching with other birders for about
an hour with no sign, it wasn’t looking good.
Then just as I was thinking about giving up it popped up right in front
of me. Then it was a case of catching
the attention of other birders to get them onto the bird. Although once found it showed superbly for
everyone to get really good views and photos. Whitley
I then headed to Druridge Pools. Viewing from the budge hide the Great White Egret flew in and landed in front of the South facing hide. So I ‘hot-footed’ it round there to find that the Egret had moved out into the middle of the budge field., where it stayed the whole time I was there. Other birds of note were a couple of White Wagtails and good numbers of Whimbrel mixing with the Curlew and Black-Tailed Godwit.
Driving slowly back towards Creswell pond with my window down I heard a call from the side of the road which I recognised. I stopped the car and looked back over my shoulder to see a stunning male Yellow Wagtail sitting on the fence, but as I reached for my camera it flew off into the field. Passing the little burn near Bells farm I heard the call again although I couldn’t see anything, then another male Yellow Wag came out from the burn and flew off into the same field.