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WHERE THE PAGER TAKES US - AUTUMN SPECIAL
Saturday 4th October 2014

A superb day in Suffolk started with a confiding RED-BACKED SHRIKE at Ness Point and a seawatch produced POM SKUA, 60+ GREAT SKUA, GANNETS, 3 PURPLE SANDS and BLACK-THROATED DIVER. Nearby we had brief views of a BLACK REDSTART.

It was then down to Sizewelll where LITTLE GULL and KITTIWAKE were seen off the rigs. We rounded the day off at Minsmere with GREAT WHITE EGRET, BITTERN and four KINGFISHERS and then with rain falling we headed to the Bittern hide.

Whilst sat in the hide, one of the group said what's that bird over there and I nearly fell off the bench when I looked at it and said LITTLE CRAKE!

Managed to get through to the centre to let them know and left before the rush. This is only the third record for Suffolk, the last being in 1973 and only seen by one observer.