Wagtail special

Thursday April 23

A southerly wind at last. We had planned a trip to Lynn Point to look for the Green-winged Teal but an early pager message said it wasn't seen yesterday. Where to go to look for migrants? We took the Happisburgh road to Sea Palling via Eccles Beach, seeing not a lot until we parked at the horse paddocks in Clink Road. That looked empty too until two Yellow Wagtails appeared near the far fence. These eventually increased to eight, including two Blue-headed males, which appeared from behind the stable/shed. Twirling ballerinas of the bird world, dashing after insects. Four more Yellow Wags strutted their stuff amongst the sheep just east of the village.

Salthouse Beach to eat our lunch, washed down with a hot drink from the van man usually parked there. His hot chocolate is delicious....
A Little Egret, plumes flying in the breeze, fed in the dyke below the Salthouse Beach road bridge.

The Eye Field, Coastguards, had four more Yellow Wagtails and two pristine White Wagtails on the Eye Pool, much too distant to photograph.

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