Avoiding Easter weekend

Thursday April 9
We were at Titchwell by 9.00, shame the birds weren't. Can't blame them really, a brisk South Westerly with drizzle until Fakenham.
Parked in the Fishermen's car park, where I'd hoped to hear a Blackcap and did. Just two snatches of song to advertise its presence, no more seen nor heard. Likewise the Sedge Warbler singing lustily in the reedbed before the Freshwater Pool. A Water Pipit flew off, calling, a Norfolk tick, 5 Spotshanks coming into summer plumage and a solitary Swallow.
Holme NOA car park Buckthorn had 2 singing Willow Warblers. Chatting with Jed and Sophie, busy painting the Obs (having a rest from it actually), they'd trapped two Sedge Warblers but hadn't heard any.
We spent 20 minutes at Cley Coastguards, having a coffee. Two Wheatears in the Eye Field and three groups of calling Sandwich Terns sped through. A reasonable number of additions to the list.

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