Sunday, 28 March 2010

Snettisham RSPB




This Ringed Plover did'nt fly off, at first!


Incoming Greylag


Avocet


Oyster Catchers and Knot, with Avocet in the foreground

I have just started working through some of my pictures from this last week.

Last Sunday we visited the RSPB reserve at Snettisham for the first time arriving before 8:00am on a glorious sunny morning, the first shot of the lakes was taken a bit towards the sun but the aim is to give you an idea of the place.

There was lots of Oyster Catchers, Knot flying over the estuary and loads of grey geese but also a few Brent and a small number of Barnacles flew in.

We did the circular walk of the reserve in wonderful weather. We aim to come back when they have a high tide and the thousands of knot on the estuary flock close to the hides in one of the great birding spectaculars. In the meantime we got a small taster from Sanctuary hide with a flock of tightly knit knot (try saying that repeatedly) in the middle of a semi circle of Oyster Catchers.

3 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Mike,
i can see that the oystercatcher are in good numbers everywhere. it is the same over here, they are by tons nowadays! Quite difficult to make pictures when they are around! I'd like to see the avocet again! So many years I've seen one!. You got a very nice post!

Mike Randall Bird Photography said...

Thanks Chris.
Loads of OC and Avocets everywhere on the reserves we visited, I was surprised how many of the later there was, more than I recall on visits to Norfolk previous years.

Roy said...

Wow Mike, the "Avocet reflections" is just a brilliant shot.