Subalpine warbler.
Burnham Overy dunes. Norfolk. 4th October 2007.

On arrival at the dunes i saw the great grey shrike atop a bush, but it did not stay there for long and moved west. I started searching the scrubland on the top of the dunes where the subalpine had been showing. It wasnt long before i located it and what a stunning little bird. This was a 1st for me in the form of a subalpine and also as for the race 'moltoni's'. It showed well for myself and the few birders that arrived shortly after. It began sticking to a circuit whilst feeding so i positioned myself where it frequented and sure enough flew in soon enough. I was able to gain some record shots but as the breeze picked up it began to become elusive in a small dell area of scrub that was sheltered from the wind. A welcome addition to my list and a lovely bird.

Norfolk 1st october 2007.

Unfortunately the blyth's reed warbler had departed so i headed along to cley and started to walk towards blakney point. Not far from the car park i noticed the sabines gull that had been frequenting the area for some time, it gave good views in flight and landed on the sea close by too, this was only the 2nd sabines for me and in a different plumage than my 1st bird.

On the way back to the car park i found a red throated diver close in to the shoreline, it was moulting from adult plumage to winter plumage and had a reduced but still bright red throat patch, but all the same a lovely bird.

September 2007.

I made a couple of trips to titchwell in norfolk to get some wader photography, there were plenty of birds to capture on camera, and on the 2nd trip i was joined by sarah. On arrival we had great views of 20+ bearded tits, also good views were had of a solitary snow bunting and a pom skua and a pair of purple sands'.

September 2007.

News of a redstart just outside my village prompted me to visit, it showed well albeit a bit distant and elusive to capture on camera, although i dont list in bedfordshire this was a new species for me in this county, shortly followed by another which i found just outside biggleswade but was even more elusive.