I mentioned I used to be going to days out.
Yesterday I used to be in Norfolk and Cley on the Norfolk coast. It was so good there shall be extra time there, quickly.
First, a few scene-setting images from Blakeney, pretty early within the morning:
It was a really excessive tide:
Then, some birds. First, avocet the Audrey Hepburn of the birding world, in line with Chris Packham), lapwing and a rogue ruff within the foreground:
I used to be utilizing an unfamiliar digicam, however was happy with this immature herring gull:
Geese are what this week is about. The smaller dark-headed ones are pink-foots, that may have arrived from Iceland, Greenland or the north of Russia in the previous couple of days
. The orange billed ones are greylags (scientifically ‘anser anser’, or actually ‘goose goose’: so good they named then twice):
Certainly one of my favorite geese, a gadwall. I believe I’ve pushed the telephoto arduous, however this beautiful duck is commonly ignored and that could be a actual disgrace:
And the smallest and sweetest of geese, the teal (male larger and the feminine, decrease):
There have been masses extra: marsh harrier, dunlin, meadow pipit, Cetti’s warbler (heard solely, in fact, though I’ve seen one this yr), buzzard, godwits, greenshank and a lot extra to maintain me glad.