A week after (to late) the Subalpine Warbler had been seen on Blakeney Point, Gary, James and myself decided to stomp out across the miles of shingle to go and see nothing! Well in fairness when i say nothing i mean, a Reed Bunting, a few Meadow Pipit, a Great Crested Grebe, single Gannet and a load of Sandwich Terns. This Spring's migration may have been rather late but i admit that walking Blakeney Point during the 2nd week of June for migrants, is only something the dedicated or fool hardy get up to.....I'll let you decide which we are?
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.