Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Cley - Norfolk

When I visit Norfolk, Cley is a must as a place to visit. In fact you can't really go to Norfolk and not go to Cley. It is like a Mecca to British birders. Freshwater marsh, saltwater marsh, pools, reed beds, plus the North Sea and a shingle beach. So much to attract a whole variety of birds, and it does. Quite regularly they are birds they are not often seen here in the UK. Or if they are, it's exactly in this place that they do turn up. Having said all that, there was nothing really out of the ordinary when we went a few weeks ago. Still it's always a lovely place to spend a few hours. I can also recommend the cake selection in the visitor centre.

 

The iconic Cley windmill, that was such a feature of my childhood summer holidays.

Black-tailed Godwits on the move.



The lovely looking Wigeon were building in numbers.

8 comments:

  1. Wonderful captures for the day, Adam! I do love the ducks and the birds on the wing!! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Okay, I don't know the terminology here...what is a shingle beach?

    LOVED the 'in flight' of the black tailed godwits!! Awesome

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  3. The Wigeon is pretty and I love the Godwit flight shot! Awesome!

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  4. Cley sounds like a great place to spend some quality time with my camera. Wish I lived closer. I don't think I've ever seen a wigeon on land. I always see them swimming of flying.

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  5. Looks like a beautiful area. The wigeon is very pretty.

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  6. Wow! Such joy to see those birds in flight!
    Great series!

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  7. Lovely photos! Like "tradgardssurr" I wish I could follow the birds to
    more sunny and warmer places for the winter....

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