Gary, James and myself got up extra early for this years May Bank Holiday bird race day. A day in which the 3 of us hare about Norfolk trying to tick off as many birds as possible. Last year we managed 113 plus 4 heard, not a bad total. With an earlier start we hoped for a bigger list, but waking up to a very windy, drizzly morning and ecountering some very heavy thunder storms we had our work cut out. Check out where we went and what we saw at www.wheatearsinthemist.webs.com. We managed to beat last year with a total of 115 plus 3 heard (Gary totaled 117 seeing 2 bird i missed!).
I recently moved back to North Walsham and needing a new local patch, I soon settled on a few of my old favourite sites, but they were spread around town. All are close to the old railways track beds and my new house sits at the apex of all 5 lines that once radiated out from North Walsham, these form the arteries joining everything up. My 'Birding Alone Old Lines' patch was born, revisiting the old birding sites of youth, via the Old Railway Newtworks.