Sunday, 29 July 2012

Horse Fly's and Leopard skin Thongs.

A trip to Titchwell (aka dudeville central) for a leisurely stroll around one of north norfolk finest reserves always surprises me.

On walking to the beach good numbers of waders could be seen and amongst the Dunlin a fine moulting adult Curlew Sandpiper, at least half a dozen Spotted Redshanks, numbers of both Bar and Black-tailed godwits already starting to build up in good numbers.

Eight Spoonbills on the fresh marsh were unusually sleeping ! until a microlight put everything up on the reserve (surely there are low flying restrictions around these part's of the coast??)

Onto the beach we had some fun photographing the usual sanderling, Knot, and several Little Terns were my first this year, as was a single Arctic Skua and several Eider.

                                                                      little terns (ad+juv)




The dunes held several Yellow Wagtails amongst the alba's and a juv Cuckoo was sure to be leaving soon, as so we did after being bitten by several horse fly's, if you haven't been bitten before by one of these, you sure will once have done..........(fuckin ouch!!)

                                                                              little egret

And finally you get all sorts at Titchwell and jono took a shine to this fella...........

Ok if u insist..........

1 comment:

  1. I suppose we should be thankful you spared us the front view. :D
    Had a similar encounter in Florida a few years back. Was just getting over it when I saw this post.