Thanks to a change in government guidelines, I was able to travel to my parents last week and stay overnight. It was so good to see them again after 3 long months.
I did my birding nice and early in the morning so as to avoid others, and headed to places I knew would be very quiet at 5am in the morning (yes, most places are, but I wasn't taking any risks).
I headed to Salthouse, a beach I know that is very quiet, unless you are a bird. I enjoyed watching the Sandwich Terns tracking the shoreline up and down while squawking as they did.
The weather was good, with warm sunshine from very early. Always a help when stood still for some time and the light helps the pictures.
One of the many Sandwich Terns seen over the week.
With a what looks like a sand eel.
There were only a few Common Tern around.
There were very good numbers of Mediterranean Gulls along the coast.
Similar in size to a Black-headed Gull, but with a distinctive black hood and orangey bill and legs.
These are beautiful birds that you saw!ReplyDelete
I am pleased that you were able to visit the parents again after such a long time.
Have a happy weekend, Elke
Great captures of the Terns and Gulls. They are all beautiful! Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Enjoy your day, have a great weekend!
It's a long time since I walked Salthouse. It's also good to see the terms doing well. Can't remember if Little Terms are/were still there. Med Hill have really taken off everywhere haven't they? I'll bet your parents were really happy to see you Adam. Even if you then disappeared birding!ReplyDelete
I see the predictive text messed me about again.ReplyDelete
Awesome inflight shots Adam! It's good that you got to visit with your parents.ReplyDelete
I haven't seen my Dad since March 16 so I'm glad that you got to see your parents. I love that part of the Norfolk coast - a friend lives in cromer so I have wandered about that area a lot.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing these gorgeous photos! As an "owl" I'd have hardly a chance to watch birds so early in the morning. Honestly, all respect! :-)ReplyDelete
Since we don't have any family, it wasn't as hard on us to stay home for all of these months. Even so, it is nice to be able to get out in natural places, with masks and distancing of course. - MargyReplyDelete
Glad you got to visit with your parents. Your photos are beautiful especially the ones of the gull in flight. Have a wonderful weekend and stay safe.ReplyDelete
...to be able to fly! You sure captured them in flight beautifully!ReplyDelete
beautiful captures!! i like the pops of orange on the black-headed gull!!ReplyDelete
I love seeing the fishing birds like yours when they have their quarry in their beak -- a fish, an eel... Osprey do this a lot. Yesterday I saw a kingfisher with a fish in his beak.ReplyDelete
be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com
Makes me want to head for some water somewhere---we are surrounded by lakes, rivers and the Sound and Ocean---I am going!!!ReplyDelete
Glad you got to see your parents
Great photos of the terns, common tern and black-headed gull Adam.ReplyDelete
I enjoyed these photos.
Very nice that you could go back to your parents.
Best regards Irma
I think that any time to achieve aerial shots of terns, the ballerinas of the sky, you have done well!ReplyDelete
beautiful photos of both tern an gull. And really great light on the gull. :)ReplyDelete
Great shot of the terns!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/07/jazzy.html
You always take beautiful aerial photos!ReplyDelete
This time the owls are my favorites and as David writes the terns, the ballerinas of the sky!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great weekend!
How good to see family. Ontario is doing pretty well. We've a bubble with our kids, and have the grandkids all summer, every other week, so their parents can actually work!ReplyDelete
I'm glad things are lightening up a bit for you all. We seem to be the bad children of the world here in the states -- it's getting worse, not better. So still be careful. Too many spots here opened too soon. Loved all the images.ReplyDelete