Monday, 22 June 2015

Norfolk Getaway | Part II - RSPB Snettisham & Cley Marshes

We visited the Snettisham reserve on our first day (Monday) in the afternoon and Cley Marshes on the Tuesday. But I photographed and saw so little at Cley that I decided to club the two together.

To get to Snettisham reserve you have to walk through the fishing lakes and along the river to the shingle beach and the lagoons. Here I saw my first Cuckoo! To quick to get a shot of, but we also saw lots of other amazing wildlife a grazing Hare and a couple of Seals!

The following pictures were taken at Snettisham.


Sedge Warbler

Oyster Catcher

Tortoiseshell Butterfly

A group of Black-headed Gulls and some chicks

Black-headed Gull and chick

Large group of mixed Waders, Oyster Catchers &
Black-headed Gulls


We think this is a Juvenile Eider Duck

Common Seal

I think this is a Juvenile Wren

The following pictures were taken at Cley Marshes. Here we managed to see a bird neither of us have been lucky enough to see before, the Spoon Bill! But sadly they spent all there time sleeping and all I have is one very far of image of them asleep! We also saw a Peregrine, Marsh Harriers, Green Shank, Herons, plenty of Wood Pigeon (the bane of my birding life - that goes for all common Pigeons!) Lapwings and Avocet. 

 Juvenile Blue tit

Marsh Harrier

Spoonbill's, Shelduck's and Lapwings


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