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

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

Friday, 22 November 2019

East Bank - Cley

I've been away for quite a while, but now I hope that I can once again post on a regular basis. I couldn't think of a better way to come back with a bird as smart and difficult to see as our Bearded Tit. I got extremely lucky a couple of weeks ago when I was looking for a Long-tailed Duck along the East bank at Cley Marshes in Norfolk. Suddenly from the reeds to my left I heard the call of a group of Bearded Tits. So I stopped and waited, and thankfully they all came out to play. I've never been this lucky with these birds. It's usually a fleeting glimpse as they skim over a reed bed and disappear out of sight. Not on this occasion though.


 


And this is the Long-tailed Duck. Unfortunately it stayed distant and was diving continuously, so made it very difficult to get any decent shots. This will do as a record shot though.


13 comments:

  1. Both birds are anchanting! I was so lucky as to photograph one Long-Tailed Duck last year - lucky beacause they do not spend the summer where I live, but much norther.
    All the best!

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  2. What beautiful, fascinating bird I have never seen!
    Greetings Elke

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  3. Hello, The Bearded Tit is so pretty. Love their colors. Great series of photos. I hope the see the Long-tailed Duck this winter. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, wishing you a happy weekend.

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  4. The Bearded Tit is beautiful!
    I have been trying to photograph some diving ducks, too. Just as I am getting the camera focused, down they go!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  5. The bearded tit is gorgeous! I wondered why I thought it looked sad...almost looks like tears with his markings. What pretty colors! Happy weekend! Nice to see you for critters!

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  6. That's a beautifully coloured bird. Must have been fun to see. - Margy

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  7. Great shots! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. just gorgeous my eyes now wide open

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  9. The little fella in the top image has fantastic colors!

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  10. I enjoyed your Post... thank you for sharing, have a good week.

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  11. Love your photos of colorful birds. I'm amazed at the patience and the steady hand required to capture them in pictures.

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  12. Thats a really beautiful bird. Looks like a tropical surprise.

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  13. I wish these fellas were found around here - it's beautiful.
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2019/11/morning-glory.html

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