With the hot, still weather keeping the migrants away and a lunch date to keep Laura and i kept it local with a brief trip to Whitlingham. Parking near the East-end of the Great Broad, we walked around to the conservation area and back. Scanning Thorpe Station Marsh i picked out a single LRP and a gull that looked a good candidate for Yellow-legged Gull, but due to the distance couldn't be 100%. By the conservation area i picked up my 110th patch year tick with a Garden Warbler. Cetti's Warbler, Reed Bunting and Blackcap being the other notable birds.
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.