A collection of wildlife photographs



Thursday, 7 April 2016

The coast of Norfolk

On a visit to Norfolk over the Easter, we saw a myriad of wildlife including the following.

On a boat trip from Blakeney out through the harbour to Blakeney point, approximately 20 seals were observed on the shore. The photograph below shows Common Seals Phoca vitulina and Grey Seals Halichoerus grypus next to each other for comparison. Grey Seals are much larger and darker in colour than Common Seals, and also have longer noses.
Grey Seal Halichoerus grypus in foreground and two Common Seals Phoca vitulina in background

A variety of birds were seen through the week. These included Common Scoter Melanitta nigra, Turnstone Arenaria interpres and Water Pipit Anthus spinoletta, The most abundant sites visited were Cley Marshes, Hickling Broad, Titchwell Marsh and Holkham. A few photos are shown below.
Greylag Goose Anser anser

Greylag Goose Anser anser
Brent Goose Branta bernicla and Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus

Female Shelduck Tadorna tadorna in foreground 
Male and female Teal Anas crecca
Marsh Harrier Circus aeruginosus

Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta

Avocet Recurvirostra avosetta
Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola in winter plumage
Lapwing Vanellus vanellus
Sanderling Calidris alba
Sanderling Calidris alba
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa
Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa

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