Titchwell Marsh R.S.P.B. 15th October 2016
I had a visit to Titchwell today, it was going to be an early start but this was delayed because the weather first thing was damp and misty. Around about midday it finally got out, so i drove to Titchwell in the improving weather. At Choseley i saw a kestrel and a corn bunting on the wires and there were lots of starlings feeding in the hedgerow. As i drove into the car park- at T"Well- i could see cars parked along the edge of the road, a full car park - as i expected - so i had a brief wait for a space. I walked around the fen trail and soon came across a group of birders watching the bushes, after a few minutes a Yellow-browed Warbler was seen and we had far views of the bird flitting through the branches. As the crowds appeared i walked towards the beach to look for waders that might be near the Island Hide. As i approached i could see that there was no birds to photograph as they were to distant, so i decided to go back for the yellow-browed warbler. I was by myself a first, however after a few minutes a crowd soon formed but this time the warbler came towards the path so we had some superb views as it was feeding and flitting through the outer branches of the trees. It was joined by passing long tailed tits, cettis warbler, blue tit and a chiff chaff which was easy to photograph as this came close as well. The shots of the YBW are not brilliant, however they are not bad as the hedgerow was shady and these birds are very quick as they flit through the branches after small insects.