So I met up with Matthew shore at the north Norfolk coast on 6th October and started off meeting him up on the "Little eye". A new spot for me & I quickly see why he enjoys it so much. Great view point and nice location. The winds were north west so not the best but not the worse at all so I scanned away . Matt had started early and already had a Sooty Shearwater and Bonxies among lots of Auks. I enjoyed the steady flow of Guilemonts along with Red throated Divers,Gannets and flocks of Wigeon and Teal. Also a rather tired looking Turnstone sat resting on the shingle .
We decided to check out Gramborough Hill for a bit but it was completely quiet of any birds other then some Stonechats.
We decided to decide where to head next while we are lunch. Seeing there was a Red necked Phalarope at Kelling Quags, we decided to head straight there. As we approached we scanned the south of the water . Couple of Common snipe and a smart Greenshank before I picked up a couple of Dunlin and a Curlew sandpiper. My first CS of the year and a nice bird indeed. We continued round and was greeted with superb, close views of the Red necked Phalarope ! We enjoyed Superb views and too the 4 birders
After half hour we scanned away and was soon on 2x Spotted Redshanks- a smart adult along with a Juvenile .
With me needing to be back in Norwich for 5.30pm I decided to pop into Cley on route home with matt. Glad I did as the Little stints were putting on a nice show ! At least 20+ were counted . Also 5x Juv Ruff (2 Ruff seen earlier at Kelling) bookended a nice day up on the North Norfolk coast. Great to catch up with Matt and enjoy a new place too in "Little Eye".