I started the day in the glorious sunshine with 3x common Buzzards soaring over head for company , as I worked near Trowse and a singing Chiffchaff . I checked on my phone to see what was about on the coast and saw a Wryneck come up at Winterton Dunes (a spot that has given me and Yorkie some good migrants before) .I decided to get my head down at work & finish as soon as I could to nip up there asap. I got there in under half an hour& made my way up Beach road and headed for the South dunes . I was greeted by a number of birders who had not seen it but said they had, had a number of Wheatears though. I continued on and managed to see 6x Wheatears ( always a pleasure) and 3x Kestrels . I had now walked some distance and decided to start walking back , this time along the pathway that runs along the gardens. I got 6x Swallows over head and then as I was scanning the ground I saw a bird fly up to the bottom of an Oak tree. I stepped back and begun to try and pick it up . After a few minutes I finally found what I was looking for ..... Wryneck ! I just stood there fixed on this stunning bird. It's beautiful mottled brown and grey colour looked stunning in the sunlight. As I took a picture it suddenly become startled by a passing dog , which made it stand erect for a moment and started to twist it's head from left to right, which was something I had read about them doing .
I studied it for around half an hour and decided to leave it on it's own , but as I set off a couple came towards me with binoculars and I pointed it out to there thanks ( always nice to help a fellow birder out ) . I headed back to van with a beaming smile on my face . U just don't know what the coast can throw up this time of the year ay ?!