On the 3rd November:
Still in Norfolk, we started at Ling Gravel Pits seeing 4 Egyptian Geese, new birds for us. We returned to Cley where we saw 4 Bearded Tits and heard a couple of Water Rails. We continued to Wells where in the harbour there were c250 Brent Geese, new birds for us, then in the woodland we saw a Firecrest and a Woodcock, both new for us, also seeing a feeding group of Willow Tits, an escaped Ring-necked Parakeet and 2 Red Squirrels, a new mammal for us.
A drive north to The Wirral, to the seafront at Meols at the top of the peninsula, where there was an Asian Desert Warbler, a new bird for us.
Drawing by Laurel Tucker.
After a drive from Pagham Harbour arrived in Suffolk late in the evening. In the morning we were at Brick Kiln Farm, with lots of other birders, to see a Nutcracker, a new bird for me. Also seen in this area was a Hawfinch and several Tree Sparrows.
In Ithaca, New York State, 1 new bird seen today.
In Madagascar on a BBC sound recording trip, 13 new birds and 1 new mammal seen today.
A return to Sand Bay where the Hoopoe was still feeding along the top of the beach.