Firstly I did not do a "birding post" for yesterday (Wednesday) as it was an utter disaster. I did get out for most of the day but my three target species evaded me, yes that's right no Kingfishers, no Jays and not even any owls! Aside from all that the weather was glorious, bloody typical.
So today (Thursday) my mate John Starie and I opted for a change of scenery, we went to Norfolk. We had a smashing day but the photography opportunities were very limited indeed, we had heavy fog all day!
Anyway it has been an extremely long day and I am far too tired to waffle on about what we got up to so as to give you a feeling for what we saw (when the fog lifted slightly) here are a few images.
Bar-tailed Godwit - A beautiful bird with striking plumage, shame it never came close.
Brent Goose - Pretty boring I know but we were limited to what came within range.
Spotted Redshank - A bit distant but never the less a nice find in Thornham Harbour.
Turnstone - These comical guys were everywhere.
Little Egret - Feeding at Stiffkey, possibly the closest I have ever been to one of these birds, nearly frame filling images with my meagre 300mm lens!
Redshank - Several of these were seen feeding in the muddy estuaries.
Absolutely my favourite bird from the day, the Sanderling. A small flock were feeding along the coastline on the beach at Hunstanton. It took a while but eventually we got close enough for some nice images. I have never photographed these before and I can highly recommend them, they are a super smart bird.
I can't recommend the north Norfolk coast high enough, the variety of species is just unreal, even if it is foggy and you can't see the birds most of the time! We stayed away from the more popular Titchwell and Cley and instead concentrated on the harbours and desolated beaches. One word of advice though, Wells Next The Sea is a total rip off, £4.50 to park the car and then to make matters worse £9.50 for Burger and chips at the Sea-View Restaurant, stay away or take plenty of cash!