Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Holkham Pines

Our last full day in Norfolk and the weather wasn't so great today, very dull, we paid a further visit to Blakeney and other spots but all the birds seemed to be elsewhere, we went for a brief walk at Stiffkey Marshes but the mud got the better of us in the end, there was quite a bit about, Little Egrets, Curlew, Shelduck, Redshank but all to distant to photograph in the bad light.

We eventually parked up at Holkham and walked along the beach for a while before dropping down to the hides for a last visit. We elected to go to the Jordan hide again and at first glance there wasn't much about, just plenty of Pheasant and the Cormorants on the roost in front of us, but then after scanning things got a bit more interesting, the large flock of what we thought were Greylags in front of the Cormorant Roost weren't, they were White Fronted Geese, that was a nice surprise:
Then as per one of our previous visits, a Spoonbill flew past, but this time it stopped at one of the pools to the right of us:
It eventually flew up to the Cormorant Roost and dropped out of sight there, but not until a second one appeared, it had been there all the time and we hadn't spotted it, to be honest, we saw a white bird in the distance and assumed Little Egret! But then they were up and flying together before disappearing at the Roost.

So a great end to a great week

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Norfolk 2014 Photos

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