A very early start today for the Snettisham High tide. We arrived at 6.15am and there were many, many birds, 20,000 Pink-footed Geese and 20,000 Red Knot a wondrous sight and sound, especially shortly after arriving they were flushed into the air by a Peregrine Falcon! The birds out on The Wash were spectacular, we then headed to the South hide where there was a beautiful carpet of another 15,000 Red Knot & 2000 Oystercatchers.
As the tide quickly dropped the waders headed out on to The Wash, and in beautiful sunrise light we had spectacle after spectacle as the birds took to the air, joined by several thousand Bar-tailed Godwit. There was at least 2 possibly 3 Peregrines and 2 Marsh harriers ensuring the waders kept performing! On the way out the hedgerows held quite a few Redwing and flock of 30 Fieldfare, we also briefly heard and saw a Woodlark.
After the early start and spectacle we headed to Hunstanton for a nice big breakfast and coffee. Then moved on to Holme where we had some more nice groups of Redwing, 4-5 marsh harriers, numerous Curlew, Pink-footed Geese and 1-2 Snipe. We also added quite a few passerines not seen yesterday, Goldcrest, Long-tailed Tit, Siskin and we also got to watch a Robin being processed at the Bird observatory.