My blog is mostly about wildlife, particularly birds, walking, days out, all growing things and anything else that comes to mind.
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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Norfolk... in the sunshine!!

Pete and I headed off with the sunrise for Norfolk. Normally we have bad to middling weather - today.....? it was glorious and more like summer than summer

Titchwell initially seemed quiet but we saw a goodly selection of birds. First up were some Bearded Tits... record shots only against the sun but the only ones I've ever photographed.

A few Brent Geese flew over

Bar-tailed Godwits, Little Egret, Meadow Pipits, Pied and Grey Wagtails, Oystercatchers, Golden Plover, Little Plovers, Little Stint, Linnet, Curlew, Redshank, Reed Bunting, were some of those seen; and today I got a lifer - Winchat.

We walked along the beach - the tide was far out, the sun still shining and warm

After this we headed off for

and sat eating Sausage and chips over looking the very colourful gardens and out onto a sparkling sea.

And for the afternoon we headed off for
SANDRINGHAM - amazingly somewhere I've never been - beautiful gardens but, by now unfortunately, the sun had gone and high clouds had taken over but nonetheless it was wonderful to stroll around amongst the very old and varied trees.

A good day out in some very unexpected but wonderful weather... really relaxing...


Wilma said...

Even with the sun gone by the time got to Sandringham, your photos are lovely, as were the earlier photos of the bearded tits.


Glo said...

Looks like a perfect day out and you certainly seemed to make the best of it. So pleasant when the weather cooperates!

Ragged Robin said...

Well done on the bearded tit photos Tricia - its a species I've never seen!

Sandringham looks beautiful - some great photos.

oldcrow61 said...

What a lovely bird, the bearded tit. The statues are marvelous. Love the shot of Pete. He looks so much like his father in this one.

Roy said...

Wow! Bearded Tits Tricia, I must get to Titchwell soon.

holdingmoments said...

Looks a grand day out Tricia.

I agree with Roy; a trip to Titchwell is a must, to see those Bearded Tits.

Foody said...

I thought that top picture was a painting, it has such beautiful light.

Yoke, said...

Love the Bearded Tits; we used to go and see them in the polders, when I was still living in holland.

Great to have seen the Winchat.

rosie green said...

Glad you had a good time in Norfolk! haven't seen you for weeks. Hope all is going on ok. I'm in Norfolk next week but hope to catch you after that. Well done on the Beardies; I haven't had a sniff of one this year!

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