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On the 30th October:


A drive to North Norfolk, arriving at Wells Woods in the afternoon, where in the trees near the car park we saw a Pallas's Warbler, a new bird for us. Also seen were 100+ Goldcrests, 4 Siskins, a Redpoll, 3 Blackcaps, a Kingfisher and 2 Woodcock.


An overnight drive from Bristol to Hull on the way seeing a Fox, a Barn Owl and a Woodcock.

We continued to Easington where we saw an immature Great Spotted Cuckoo, a new bird for us.

Also seen were c200 Brent Geese, 50+ Redshank, 5 Grey Plover, lots of Dunlin, a female Hen Harrier, 16 Tree Sparrows, a Woodcock, a Blackcap and a Brambling.

Later, we went to Humberston where there were lots of waders and 2 Twite.

Drawings of Great Spotted Cuckoo by Laurel Tucker. 

Great Spotted Cuckoo, Easington, 30_10_8


In North Carolina on a BBC sound recording trip, no new birds seen today.

American Bittern. 

American Bittern 02a, Carolina, 30-10-87


In Kenya on a BBC sound recording trip, no new species seen today.


A wet and windy morning on St. Mary's only seeing a Little Egret and 2 Greenshank of note, before getting the helicopter back to Penzance.


A drive to Clevedon, to Wain's Hill churchyard, where there was a Yellow-browed Warbler, also seen was a Chiffchaff, lots of finches flying over, c20 Long-tailed Tits and at least 4 Jays.


A drive to Slimbridge village where in a field by the A38 there were 6 Cattle Egrets feeding by the cattle.

Cattle Egret 102a, Slimbridge, 30_10_16.
Cattle Egret 103a, Slimbridge, 30_10_16.



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