On day 2 of our Norfolk trip we headed along the coast to the Cley NWT Reserve. Whilst we had good light in the late morning most of the wildlife including LittleGrebe, Black-tailed Godwit, Grey Plover, Ringed Plover, Ruff, Mallard, Gadwall, Pintail, Shelduck, Northern Shoveler, Wigeon and Marsh Harrier were too distant for the camera but I managed a few shots of those that came closer to the hide.
Male Teal showing off its breeding colours.
Lapwing feeling the breeze from behind!
Common Snipe appeared briefly before promptly disappearing into the waterside vegetation.
Just after we left the hide a number of Dunlin dropped down onto the muddy margins of a small reed fringed pool so I had to stand on the highest grass tussock to get a view between the reeds as they probed for a meal.
Then it was time for them to have a wash and preen to get rid of all that sticky mud.
We then trudged off around the extensive reed beds towards the East Bank and the beach to see what else was in store. To be continued ...........FAB.