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Monday, 27 May 2013

Hot and sunny in Norfolk

Set off at crack of dawn with Pete and Trev.  Plan A - stop at Walkers cafe for brekkie on the way to Morston (for something fishy for lunch) to walk to Blakeney

Walkers still hadn't opened by 07.15 so we gave up waiting and headed off.  Pete had the brilliant idea to go the Deepdale Cafe for a full English.. however, this wasn't opening till about 1/2 after we arrived... By now we were all starving so we headed off to Titchwell. .... the cafe there wasn't opening till 9.30 so we headed off for the beach.

Down near the beach, this Meadow Pipit posed for a bit with a mouthful of food before flying off - the nest must have been reasonably near by.

A Reed Bunting sang.

There were a pair of nesting Avocets with 4 eggs - the tide was in and the water level was quite high.  Do reckon much to the chances of a preserved nest if the water levels rise much more!

A red damselfly - first one I've seen this year

A little tern (lifer for me) - record shot only but good to get one!

Loads of Gotwits and the two very 'blurry' gulls at the forefront are Little Gulls!!

Having finally stopped for brekkie and a look around the shop (where one of our party replaced a pair of binoculars - and it wasn't me!! :D  ) a Robin popped along to say farewell as we left to go onto Morston.

From there onto Morston Quay where we had Crab Sandwiches before setting off walking westwards along the coast path.... the east path is closed for sometime for 'essential works'... It's a more interesting walk eastwards towards Blakeney - Blakeney being a good point to stop before returning.

Seen along our walk

This flutter was so well camouflaged I was surprised Pete spotted it.  It never opened its wings - no idea what it is - but if anyone can ID it, I would be grateful.

And we left then, to go onto Sheringham Gardens.  WE had a piece of cake and a drink before heading off into the gardens - masses of people around .

The colour of the azaleas and rhododendrons was wonderful.

The lads!!

And this time, a Chaffinch sang to us as we headed back to the car park and off on the journey home.

A great day with fabulous weather and thanks Pete and Trev for a good time.


holdingmoments said...

I was at Titchwell yesterday strangely enough.
Those Avocets are struggling with the nests. Hopefully the spring high tides will abate soon.

Ragged Robin said...

Great photos and what a wonderful day out :) Your butterfly looks like a Green Hairstreak.

bailey1409 said...

Hi Tricia

Long time no see, I hope you are keeping well.

The red damselfly is a Large Red Damselfly and yes, the green butterfly is a Green Hairstreak.



Tricia Ryder said...

Hi Maurice - good to have you visiting & commenting again and thanks, I'm well and hope you and yours are too. The hairstreak was spotted by a friend - it was so well camouflaged in the short grass - lovely to see though

Tricia Ryder said...

Keith - if only I'd known...

Caroline - yes it was a good day despite missing brekkie :D

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