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Salthouse

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Goldfinch - Carduelis carduelis

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Snow Bunting - Plectrophenax nivalis

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WinterBuds

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Ash - Fraxinus excelsior

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Beech - Fagus sylvatica

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Hawthorn - Crataegus oxycanthus

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Oak - Quercus robur

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Sycamore - Acer pseudoplatanus

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Alder - Alnus glutinosa

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Wells

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Redshank - Tringa tetanus

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Two Red Kites ( Milvus milvus ) over the harbour.

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Black Headed Gull - Larus ridibundus

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Herring Gull - Larus argentatus

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Curlew ( Numenius arcuata ) dabbling about in the mud.

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Docking

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In looking for everything else that was important to look for today these Starlings ( Sterna vulgaris )were quite spectacular.

Also
Red Breasted Goose
Todd's Canada Goose
Taiga Bean Geese
WhiteFronted Goose
and
thousands
of
Pinkfeet

Just amazing.

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Titchwell

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Just gorgeous. No wind and subtle hues everywhere.

Out in the bay an amazing display

Long tailed Ducks - With males showing off to each other out on the water.
Common Scoter
Velvet Scoter
Goldeneye
Red Breasted Merganser
Great Crested Grebe
and
at least one
Great Northern Diver earlier in the morning.

A lone Snow Bunting also flew over.

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Choseley

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Looking South west from just down the road from the drying barns.

Over to the right a thousand or so Pinkfeet in the grey morning light.

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Cromer Cliff

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Fold and deposit patterns in the Cromer Cliffs

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Rust patterns in the sea defences.

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Strumpshaw

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Guelder Rose - Viburnum oculus

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Spindle - Euonymus europaea

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Fieldfare - Turdus pilaris

Marsh Harriers circling the reed beds
Cries from the numerous water rails


Down at Buckingham

Pergrine sitting quietly
29 Eurasian Whitefront



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Cley

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Late evening Pinkfeet at Cley

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Titchwell

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Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

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Black Tailed Godwit - Limosa limosa

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Teal - Anas crecca

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Redshank - Tringa totanus

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Avocet - Recurvirostra avocata

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Eider - Somateria mollissima

Just superb out on the bay and everything so close because of the low tide.

Velvet Scoter - male
Great Crested Grebe
Red Necked Grebe
Common Scoter
Long Tailed Duck
Red Throated Diver
Goldeneye
Red Breasted Merganser

Brilliant and in glorious sunshine with little wind.

Back on the sand


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Amazing patterns in the sand on the beach.

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View towards Thornham


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Docking

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Starling - Sternus vulgaris

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Pinkfeet - Anser brachyrhynchus

Early morning thousands of Pinkfeet in the fields just east of Docking.

Also

Todd's Canada Goose
Barnacle Geese
Taiga Bean Geese


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Great Yarmouth

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1st Winter

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Mediterranean Gull - Ichthyaetus melanocephalus

About 25 beautiful birds on the sea front between the Piers.
Stunning




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Down on the Marshes

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Looking towards Waveney Forest

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View towards Thurlton Marshes while standing in Thorpe Marshes

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View across Limpenhoe Marshes near Reedham Ferry

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View across Limpenhoe Marshes from Wherrymans Way

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Cantley Sugar Beet Factory looking majestic in the sunlight.

The SS Sugar.

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New Buckenham Marshes

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Wigeon - Anas penelope

Peregrine
Fieldfare
Pintail
A superb male Hen Harrier

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Hanworth

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The buff tips on the greater coverts means it was this years bird.

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Robin - Erithacus rubecula

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Cromer

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Hart's Tongue Fern - Asplenium scolopendrium

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Solarized

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Tangled, densely packed and stunted sycamore (Acer pseudoplatanus) on the cliffs at Cromer.

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The view halfway down the path.

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With a last few leaves.

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And the beach at the bottom.

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The tide line.








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Felbrigg

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Ginkgo - Ginkgo biloba

Two lobed
Linnaean
Leaf

A
living fossil
from the
Permian
270 million years
ago

always
thought they were Gingko
but
no

although apparently
it can be

Japanese
gin kyo
'Silver apricot'

Clonal reproduction
v
slow growth
large seeds
late reproductive maturity

An
ecological paradox

Clearly not a native British but this one is tucked away next to a Tulip tree in Felbrigg park.


Aside from field Mushrooms
it's
time to learn

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Salthouse

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A lone branch stranded on the shingle.

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Sheringham was getting the rain.

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The snaking red seaweed tide line on the pebbles.

and just a bit further along the coast at Blakeney

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Beautiful squat little things but sadly the Latin name comes from
Sgatorola a Venetian name for some kind of Plover (according to wikipedia)
Further research impossible as Sgatorola isn't searchable.

Grey Plover - Pluvialis squatarola

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Salthouse

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Stonechat - Saxicola rubicola

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Wigeon - Anas penelope

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Black Headed Gull - Larus ridibundus

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Blakeney Point

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A nice morning of contrasts and quickly changing light.

The sun breaking through the cloud cover behind me.

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and then to the left.

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Which then changed to this.

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But ahead this lovely layer of cloud hanging in the air.

Lots of blackbirds in the sueda on the way out.
Presumably Continental
but
impossible to see the silver scalloping.

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And then the most spectacular rainbow.

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Which became a double one.
To the right.

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Then to the left.
Two pots of gold this morning.

With about 60 or more Snowbuntings flickering on the shingle.
A covey of Grey Partridge
and
a
Hare

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A sensuous calm to all of this.

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Ripples in the sand.

The old boat about a quarter way out stood out this morning with some glorious colours to be found in it's senescence.

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A Purple Sand Piper - Calidris maritima clattering about on the stones.

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and in
Black & White

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or

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and in
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Turnstone - Arenaria interpres

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Grey Seal - Halichoerus grypus


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Starfish - Asterias rubens





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Holt

The most superb birds. About nine feeding on a Rowan Tree in Holt.


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Waxwing - Bombycilla garrulus

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Overy Marshes

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Isabelline Wheatear - Oenanthe Isabellina
(info from Birdguides)
Dazzling in the sunshine

Spectacular

35

Golden Masked ShoreLarks
Eromophila alpestris
Footling about on the salt marsh
at
Holkham Gap

watched for a good half an hour before they flew off over the trees.

Adult males, females and Ist winter


also

a
female
Scaup
Aythya marina

on the
Holkham Park Lake

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Overy Marshes

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Sunrise over Overy Marshes

Pinkfeet in their hundreds flying out to feed.

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Curlew - Numenius arquata

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A woodcock flew out just at the bottom of the boardwalk.

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Sandering, Brent , Turnstones, Cormorants and a variety of gulls out on the sand

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and the bouys

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An Isabelline Wheatear was picking about on the grass.

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A dim and distant Isabelline Wheatear - Oenanthe isabellina

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and a very handsome
Northern Wheatear
Oenanthe Oenanthe
was very confiding
on the tide line on the way back.

(With grateful thanks to the photographer who found it)

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Little Egret - Egretta garzetta

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The light changed so rapidly this morning. From dark to this last photo when the sun came out and bathed Salthouse.

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He really liked this area for a while this morning.
Perching on the pole tops and eyeing the flies.
Dashing off, up and around - putting on superb display.

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A little bit of preening.

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Desert Wheatear - Oenanthe desert

Managed to get a bit closer today hence the number of photos.
He just wouldn't turn and look at us all standing on the shingle just focussed on the insects over the water.

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Sea Aster seed heads - Tripolium pannonicum

The whole marsh is resplendent in these fluffy seed heads at the moment.

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House Sparrow ( Passser domesticus) caught with it's mouth full.

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Teal - Anas crecca

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Jackdaw - Corvus monedula

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Comma - Polygonia c-album

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Red Admiral - Vanessa atalanta

Almost falling apart from the rigours of the year.


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and
a
Long Tailed Duck
Clangula hyemalis

from the
Babcock hide.

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Salthouse

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Stonechat - Saxicola rubicola

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Desert Wheatear - Oenanthe deserti

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Yellow Horned Poppy - Glaucium flava

A nice little party of Shorelarks (Eremophila alpestris)on the beech
and
a
Black Redstart (Phoenicurus ochruros)
in the village.

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Trimingham

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From Trimingham looking towards Sidestrand

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A lone Brent - Branta bernicla on the clifftop

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