Norfolk in Winter

I always try and get here a few times over the winter.  This year, Titchwell Marsh (RSPB) was noticably quiet, probably due to the ongoing works to create the new sea defences before the sea claims the reserve.  The beach always holds some interesting birds and this Bar-tailed Godwit was no exception.

Standing around for a while pays dividends [be sure to keep your eye on the tide coming in  – although that’s another story!]. This solitary Grey Plover was very mobile and very fast.


Of course a trip to the beach would not be the same without an Oystercatcher.

This Redshank was in Thornham Harbour – a good place to find a variety of waders.

Titchwell (RSPB) beach found this Sanderling racing along the shoreline between the waves.

Thornham Harbour again found this Little Egret, cruising down silently the muddy creek.

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