Sunday, February 11, 2007

Norfolk

Decided to head to Norfolk today, starting at Cley. When we left home, the weather was bright and sunny, but on the coast it was decidedly overcast and starting to rain. With the promise of Shorelarks on the shingle bank, we pressed on regardless.

The nine larks were in exactly the same place where Darren had seen his first a few years ago. They fed among the pebbles and weeds and were pretty confiding, and the sun came out.
The first-winter Glaucous Gull also appeared on the sea not far out. Which was great but I'd left my camera in the car, not wanting to get it wet. C'est la vie...



Waxwings

These Waxwings were in a hedge by the A149 (coast road), just east of Holkham. They were also quite showy but the road got in the way. The sun was still out and the birds did a bit of insect-catching as well as berry-gobbling.


Fulmar

Herring Gull

Black-headed Gull

On the way home, we stopped at Hunstanton with the express intention of photographing the Fulmars that nest on the cliffs there! The skies were clear and the sun was in the right direction, so it was fun trying to get shots of the birds in flight.

photos taken with Canon EOS 30D, EF 300mm f/4L IS USM, Extender EF 1.4x II