A great plan by Mr Bradders to bash Frampton and Lynford for both Baird's Sandpiper and Two-barred Crossbill respectively; a plan I could relish, both being lifers. Relish turned into a gloopy dip, the one always left over in the fridge until it can walk.
Nice to have a day out of London and we saw some good birds; among them a family of Spot Fly at Lynford, a couple of Red Kites (Norfolk tick) and a good number of wader, ending with a lost Whimbrel as the sea mist trundled inland to the field where we were dipping, again, before heading home.
The Baird's had done a runner overnight, so we dipped by proxy. Lynford was chupping away nicely with a good number of Common Crossbill, but not the one we wanted. We dipped at Kelling Heath, not only for 2-bar, but Dartford Warbler too. Then to Cley where we dipped Curlew and Pectoral Sandpiper, and dipped the sea which was covered in a warm grey fug. Finally we dipped Monty's in a secret location known only to a few, amongst whom the Harrier in question was not to be counted.
Mr Lethbridge wisely stayed at home in bed. Sage fellow.
good with dips