Norfolk. October 2012.

 My Dad, Sarah and I went up to the norfolk coast to try and connect with some of the birds coming in on the east coast. The wind had a definite chill to it and as usual the un-forecast rain was a burden. We headed to Burnham Staithe to try and connect with the Arctic warbler that had been frequenting the area and also report of a 'Locustella' species. But typically neither were to be bloody seen, I can still hear the wife in my ear "its you isn't it".
 We headed to Stiffkey and decided to see what was around. It was obvious there were lots of birds coming in still, and the thrushes were in huge numbers. Ring Ouzel was a name that kept cropping up in conversation with other birders, and we did not miss out, with a few showing well on the campsite, along with Blackbird,Redwing,Fieldfare,Song Thrush,Mistle Thrush it was a grand Thrushfest. Not connecting with the Yellow browed warbler was a shame but soon forgotten with 4 Black Redstarts turning up. All in all it was a good old birding day.