The weather certainly got warm over the last week, although now it's raining as of writing!, and with the temperature came the birds. There were Swallows and Martins continually passing the cliff fronts and warblers calling from the scrubland.
All along the coastline there were reports of Wheatear arriving,along with good numbers of Ring Ouzel, a bird which although I've seen, not in the Trimingham Patch area, despite looking it has eluded me so far!
A handful of Wheatear were seen moving along the cliff front or hopping over onto the fields.
A lovely addition on two occasions were Whimbrel, one day as a fly over and then the next day one seen flying around the shoreline before distantly landing on the beach.
Chiffchaffs were calling all over the place, which is always pleasant, but they definitely had competition from the Blackcaps scattered around. Willow Warbler was also found but unable to photograph.
This fishing boat cast a great image on the sun lit sea.
The Morning Catch
Moving to Trimingham the previous July I had missed out on the spring passage, and so was glad to see so many nice birds arriving, there were a handful of Lesser Whitethroat scattered around the scrub, always skulking around feeding they gave themselves up a few times.
Over the last few weeks we had been seeing plenty of Hares in the fields, this younger Hare was busy feeding in one of the clifftop fields, moving closer to me it then decided it was full enough to hunker down among the large clumps of ploughed earth.
And saving the best till last....at last a Ring Ouzel!
This beauty landed in the top of a nearby tree for just seconds before moving off along the coast, finally I can add it to the patch list.