Friday, 26 November 2010

Norfolk Review (Part 2) Cley NWT

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.


  1. All are so lovely, yet the Lapwing is one of my dream list birds, so beautiful are these birds~

  2. Thanks Mary. The Lapwing certainly has a gorgeous array of colours that shine out in good light ... one of my favourites too.

  3. Great images once again. I enjoyed looking through your camera lens with you.

  4. Enjoyed this series. The Lapwing is lovely.

  5. A joy to view all of the photographs! The Lapwing is lovely, especially with the breeze blowing against its feathers. Beautiful male teal. Wonderful!

  6. The Norfolk coast really is one of the best places for birdlife isn't it Frank. A great selection seen, and great pictures too.
    Look forward to the rest.

  7. It is obvious you had a great time there Frank and saw an excellent selection of birds. I have never been to the Norfolk area and used to think I wouldn't want to due to the 'flat' nature of the scenery. Of course in recent years I have realised how much I would enjoy it! It is clearly rich in bird life and is now definitely on my wish list of places to visit.

    I think my favourite photo is the Redshank!

  8. Love the Redshank and Dunlin images.

  9. Wonderful collectin Frank,like Mona i also love your Lapwing.

  10. Hi Frank...I really like that first photo,but it looks cold!!
    I know exactly what it is about the Snipe but they make me smile sounds silly I know !! : }
    Great bird shots, and I especially like the reflections!!

  11. Beautiful images they are, and a vast amount of waterfowl.

  12. Lovely collection of birds, Frank. The rustic landscape looks so peaceful!

  13. Love the post. What beautiful birds you were able to capture. Great post.

  14. Hi Lois. Glad you enjoyed this series.

    Hi Mona. The Peewit was a delight to watch.

    Hi Julie G. The excellent light certainly brings out the colours.

    Cheers Keith. More coming soon.

    Hi Jan. The Fens are flat but the coast is a different story and definitely worth a visit at any time of year although I have a preference for watching the winter waders and geese.

    Thanks Anthony.

    Hi JRandSue. Good choice John, it's a very smart bird.

    Hi Grammie. It was just above freezing but worth the effort to enjoy so many coastal species.

    Thanks Bob B.

    Hi Hilke. Fairly peaceful, just the sounds of the wind rustling through the reeds and the sounds of the birds, of course.

    Hi Bill S. Glad to liked this selection.


I hope you enjoyed your visit and I always appreciate your comments and feedback.


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