|Turnstone: patch gold. Well, gold dust at least.
|Here it is with the second best bird of the evening: Little Gull
|The Little Gull was spending most of the time feeding on the flood.
|Normally seen in flight distantly over the gravel pits, the Little Gull has spent a couple of evenings on the flood close to the path.
|Presumably the same bird from earlier in the week looking a bit muddier.
|This week's rain has topped up the flooded field near the path which was rapidly drying out, so looking promising for waders again. As well as the Turnstone, this Lapwing dropped in for the evening.
|'You'll have to be quick to catch them' suggested a well-meaning passer-by. Fortunately, I am quick.
|A screaming display from a flock of Swifts always lifts the spirits.
|Some noisy, irritable juveniles with insatiable appetites around at the moment. So I leave home to get away from them and what do I bump into?
|Cuckoo: keep hearing but not seeing them recently at Swineham - so this sighting was welcome confirmation that I'm not going completely cuckoo myself.