We were at Blickling Hall, enjoying some family time with Noah our fifth grandson, when the news came through of a Citrine Wagtail at Burnham Overy. There had been a report of a probable at Kelling earlier in the the day but that was followed by a ‘negative’ update at lunchtime and, in the event, the Burnham bird only stayed for thirty five minutes before departing. … oh well not today I guess. Then at tea time the news came through of another (or probably the same) bird at Weybourne camp – just along the coast from Kelling. We were in the car park in fifteen minutes and told that the bird was still showing about 400m away. A 1st winter bird, feeding with Pied Wagtails but rather flighty and, being on the private campsite, only viewable from the beach path. We did eventually get reasonable views, as it moved up and down to feed, calling frequently in flight – rather reminiscent of Yellow Wagtail.
The essential id features are just about visible in these digiscope ‘grab shots’: double broad white wing bar, long tail, a yellowish ‘super’ joining pale lores and looping behind the eye around the ear coverts and all dark bill.
A ‘bonus bird’ which brings me equal with my previous, rather modest, best Year List total of 254… benefits of retirement and residing in Norfolk.