August Bank Holiday Birding

Yesterday we took a trip out to Cley marshes, a Norfolk Wildlife Trust nature reserve on the Norfolk coast. We’ve been before so quickly cottoned on to the fact that it was way too hot to wander round a completely featureless, shade-less landscape on such a hot day, so made straight for the hides instead.

Here are a few photos of the birds we saw. There were the usual waders and also a spoonbill, green sandpiper, and a curlew. (Nope, didn’t get a photo of any of the good ‘uns – they were too far away.)

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A helicopter flew overhead and it frightened the geese and they took flight. Suddenly hundreds of birds were flying at the hide and squawking like mad until eventually they settled down. It was quite handy though as they all did a reshuffle and we got to see birds that had previously been hiding at the back.

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We also heard but didn’t see bearded tits and there were a pair of marsh harriers circling in the distance. If you’ve never been it is certainly worth a trip as there are always lots of birds to see, especially during the winter migration, and the visitor centre is really impressive.

Then it was off to Wells Next the Sea for chips.

 

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