Stemless Thistle (Cirsium acaulis)
Chalkhill Blue (Polyommatus cordon)
Harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)
Lady's Bedstraw (Gallium serum)
Wild Mignonette (Reseda lutea)
Musk Thistle (Carduus nutans)
Autumn Gentian - Gentainella amarella
Chalkhill Blue - Polyommatus cordon
Gatekeeper - Pyronia tithonus
Sea Holly - Eryngium maritmum
Common Sea Lavender - Limonium vulgare & Common Glasswort - Salocornia europa
Stonecrop after flowering
Lesser Sea Spurrey - Spergularia marina
Quite windy today so difficult to get totally focused pictures.
1 Greenish Warbler
High tide roost
Sandwich Tern - Thalasseus sandvicensis
Teasel - Dipsacus sylvestris
Just on the path nibbling away. Totally oblivious for just a few seconds and then he ran.
Bank Vole - Myodes gladiolus
Black Tailed Godwit
Bog Asphodel - Narthecium ossifragum
Cranberry - Vaccinium oxycoccos
Purple Moor Grass - Molinia caerulia
Kingfisher - Alcedo atthis
Red Admiral - Just waking up in the morning sunshine. - Vanessa atalanta
Hop - Smell the fermenting beer. - Humulus lupulus
Guilder Rose - Viburnum opulus
Common Darter - Sympetrum striatum
Heron - Ardea cinerea
Waterways - posts. Lillies & Reeds
Willow Emerald Damselfly - Chalcolestes viridis
Small Heath - Coenonympha pamphilus
Small Tortoiseshell - Aglais urticae
Red Backed Shrike
The last crab boat off the beach this morning.
Cormorant - Phalacrocorax carbo
Herring Gull - Larus argentatus argenteus
Turnstone - Arenaria interpres
Still here this morning.
But a little sleepier
with a bit more preening
in the morning sunshine.
Long Tailed Tit - Aegithalos caudates
Razor Shells - Ensis arcuatus
Alexander Mcqueen - 2001 for Voss
In McQueen’s Words
“My friend George and I were walking on the beach in Norfolk, and there were thousands of [razor-clam] shells. They were so beautiful,
I thought I had to do something with them. So, we decided to make [a dress] out of them. . . . The shells had outlived their usefulness
on the beach, so we put them to another use on a dress. Then Erin [O’Conner] came out and trashed the dress, so their usefulness
was over once again. Kind of like fashion, really.”
WWD, September 28, 2000
Alexander McQueen - Savage Beauty
A more recent use of razor shells by Norfolk artist Liz McGowan.
Great black - backed Gull (Larus marinus) & Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus)
A few Redwing exploding out of the sueda
One adult Peregrine in the sunshine out on the sand
one juvenile chasing pigeons in the dunes
A Marsh Harrier
A superb windswept day.
Scot's Pine (Pinus sylvestris)
Radde's Warbler somewhere in here. (Phylloscopus schwarzi)
Common Reed (Phragmites australis)
Holm Oak (Quercus ilex)
At least 3 Yellow Browed Warblers
Brambling a plenty of flying over
East Hills from the Northern end of Garden Drove
Can you just see the flash of red as the Redstart flew along the hedge line.
A whisper of Goldcrests flew along the track
dinking about in the sycamores overhead.
to the accompaniment
superbly viewed in the sycamore.
Red Breasted Flycatcher
which two turned up later.
It was in here first thing yesterday morning.
Not to be seen though.
Responded well to a recording
I forgot to switch my microphone
Fleeting glimpses in the sycamore
and gorse later in the morning.
First thing this morning it was in the bramble and willow herb
Perched on a bramble
reached for the sky.
The recorder was switched on this morning.
Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)
Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe derserti)
Horned Poppy (Glaucium flavum)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta)
The light changed so quickly this morning. From very dark to this last photo when the sun came out and bathed Salthouse.
The Wheatear liked this area this mronig.
Perching on the pole tops and eyeing the flies.
Dashing off, up and around - putting on a superb display.
A little bit of preening.
Desert Wheatear (Oenanthe deserti)
Managed to get a little bit closer today hence the number of photos.
he just wouldn't trun and look at us all standing on the shingle. He just focussed on the flies.
Sea Aster seed heads (Tripolium pannonicum)
The whole marsh resplendent in these fluffy seed heads at the moment.
House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) caught with its mouth full.
Jackdaw (Corvus monedula)
Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta)
Almost falling apart from the rigours of the year.
Comma (Polygonia c-album)
Long -tailed Duck
From Trimingham looking towards Sidestrand
A lone Brent - Branta bernicla on the clifftop
The soft high peep of Goldcrests
as they flit through the sycamore leaves
delicately picking here and there.
A skylark practicing for next spring.
An explosion of Redwing freshly arrived from
Norway as they leave the berries behind.
Soft threads glinting in the sunshine from the
myriad of gossamer trails.
and the mellow hum of the flies and wasps
on the ivy.
As Mrs May and Mr Davis trample
on parliamentary sovereignty.
and keep telling us that
those who were to
Add insult to injury 48% of the UK population are now being demonised by
(Daily Mail 12/10/16)
In the original vote to join the EU there was a clear majority to join
67.23 % to 32.77%
But notice the level of demonisation.
This is Civil War
Sunrise over Overy Marshes
Pinkfeet in their hundreds flying out to feed.
A lone Curlew (Numenius arquata) close in.
A woodcock flew out just at the bottom of the boardwalk
Sanderling, Brent, Turnstone, Cormorants and a variety of Gulls out on the sand.
An Isabelline Wheatear was picking about on the grass.
A distant Isabelline Wheatear (Oenanthe Isabellina)
and a very confiding
on the tide line
on the way back.
With grateful thanks to the photographer who found it.
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)
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)
Cromer Cliff just below the Lighthouse
Hart's-tongue Fern (Asplenium scolopendrium)
The tideline at the bottom of the cliff
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
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
Fold and deposti patterns in the Cromer Cliffs
Such wonderful colours and patterns in the rusting steel.