Avocet (Recurvirostra avocetta)
Black-tailed Godwit (Limosa limosa)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
Teal (Anas crecca)
Eider (Somateria mollissima)
Just superb out in the bay and everyhting so close because of the low tide.
Velvet Scoter - male
Great Crested Grebe
Red Necked Grebe
Long Tailed Duck
Red Breasted Merganser
Brilliant and in glorious sunshine with little wind.
Back on the sand some superb patterns.
View towards Thornham
Starling (Sternus vulgaris)
Thousand of Pink-footed Geese in the fields in the morning.
Common Gull (Larus canus)
Mediterranean Gull (Larus melanocephalus)
View towards Thurlton Marshes while standing in Thorpe Marshes
Looking toward Waveney Forest
View across Limpenhoe Marshes towards Reedham Ferry
View across Limpenhoe Marshes from Wherryryman's Way
The iconic Marshland Steamship - SS Sugar
New Buckenham Marshes
Wigeon (Anas penelope)
A superb Male Hen Harrier
Cromer Cliff just below the Lighthouse
Hart's-tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium)
The tideline at the bottom of the cliff
270 million years
thouggh they were Gingko
it can be
late reproductive maturity
Clearly not a native British but this one is tucked away next to a Tulip tree in Felbrigg Park
Aside from Field Mushrooms
It's time to learn
A lone branch stranded on the shingle.
Sheringham getting the rain.
A snaking red sea weed line on the pebbles.
Just further along a Blakeney
Beautiful squat little things but sadly the Latin name comes from
Sgatorola - a Venetian name for some kind of Plover (according to Wikipedia)
But a search for Sgatoral garnered zilch.
Grey Plover (Pluvialis squatorola)
A morning of contrasts with quickly changing light.
The sun breaking through cloud cover behind me.
and then to the left
which then transformed
But ahead this lovely layer of cloud hanging in the air
Lots of Blackbirds on the way out in the Sueda. Continental presumably but impossible to see the scalloping.
and then the best of rainbows.
Which became a double one.
A sensuous calm to all this
Ripples in the sand
The old boat about a quarter way out stood out this morning with
some glorious colours and patterns to be found in its senescence.
Purple Sandpiper poking about in the rocks.
Grey Seal (Halichoerus grypus)
Starfish (Asterias rubens)
Turnstone (Arenaria interpres)
Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)
Black-headed gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Wigeon (Anas penelope)
Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe isabellina)
Dazzling in the sunshine
golden Masked Shorelarks
Footling about on the Salt Marsh
watched for a good half an hour before they flew off over the trees
Holkham Park Lake