SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT"
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Black Guillemot, Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB
Twite x 22 at Thornham Harbour
Russian White-fronted Geese x 21 at Heigham Holmes
Taiga Bean Goose, Russian White-fronted Geese x 8 at Cantley Marshes RSPB
Black Brant, Dark-bellied Brent Geese x 1,200, Caspian Gull at Cley NWT
Slavonian Grebe, Great Northern Diver at Holme
"Edward Thorp, known as ‘Chib’, an undertaker from Leigh-on-Sea, spent his weekends throughout the year visiting the rural railway lines in East Anglia with wife Edna and their dog Micky. Chib always took along his 8mm camera, a good supply of Kodachrome film, and a tape recorder, to document their trips. Chib would edit the film himself at home, have a magnetic stripe added to the film, and on his Kodak projector, which had a recording facility, he would record a commentary.
The train journey starts outside King's Lynn station, passing
through the first station North Wootton, then to the lovely Wolferton -
the station that once served the Sandringham Estate, stopping at
Dersingham then Snettisham Station and Heacham, before hitting
Hunstanton, the end of the line. Presumably the film's title "Future
Uncertain" refers to the spate of line and station closures and
therefore withdrawal of passenger services by British Rail following the