Friday, 3 June 2016

HOLIDAY SNAPS

Just recently I enjoyed a week's holiday on the beautiful North Norfolk coast...lots of birding, lots of walking and, of course, the usual mix of weather!
As you would expect I took more than a few photos! 
It's still an ongoing job sorting them out but I'm slowly wading my way through them.


Here's some that I think are worth sharing....



 A desert island?


 Distant Whimbrel


 Ancient beauty


 Colour amongst the seaweed...male Linnet


 There be jungle!


 Cause for excitement...a scarce Curlew Sandpiper.

 Now, where's that deckchair seller and the ice cream man?

 Fulmar 1

Fulmar 2 


 Taking in the view


 Little Tern


 Stranded


 Spoonbill


 North Westerlies...again!


 Redshank on guard


Reed Bunting

 

And a bit of a sunset to end with....

...I hope you weren't too bored?

 


13 comments:

Frank Boxell said...

How could anyone get bored with this super stretch of coastline, with or without its special birds. I hope to visit again sometime this year.

Delighted to see you had an enjoyable time with the camera Trevor.

ADRIAN said...

Not bored at all. I prefer hills but this place has a eerie beauty. Plenty of birds as a bonus.

holdingmoments said...

Great set Trev, and some great birds.
Is it just me, or do the wide open sandy beaches look so much better without people? :-)
Cracking shot of the Reed Bunting.

The Herald said...

Thanks Frank. It's a great area, I always enjoy my visits...always something to point the camera at..lol!...[;o)

Adrian, it's a birders paradise, and easy walking...little hills!...[;o)

The Herald said...

Thanks Keith, I think 'peaceful' is the word you're looking for...lol!...[;o)

FOREST SNAPPER said...

These are some good shots Trevor, interesting header and i like that vane shot too.

peter

Margaret Adamson said...

How could anyone be bored looking at your gorgeous photographs. Looks like the weather enabled you to get out and about and I loved seeing all the waders as well as that beautiful male Linnet. The image of the stranded boats are superb Trevor. Looking forward more of your photographs. Have a great weekend.

douglas mcfarlane said...

Some lovely images. I really like the boats stranded image out of the landscapes as it reminds me the mist of North Norfolk, Brancaster? Well done on the Spoonbill, though weirdly they don't seem to cause as much excitement amongst the die hard birders anymore.

The Herald said...

Thanks Peter, I guessed you'd like the vane!...[;o)

Thanks Margaret, glad you enjoyed them...[;o)

Douglas, thanks. It's right what you say about the Spoonbill...one evening when I was returning from my walk I met a local birder coming the other way, he was on his bike with a scope and tripod strapped to the crossbar and a camera and big lens slung over his shoulder, he stopped and asked the usual 'anything about' and when I said there's some Spoonbills over there he shrugged his shoulders and said 'yeh, they're always around here'! Apparently he was off looking for rarities in the sand dunes!...[;o)

Bob Bushell said...

Not bored, in fact, I was besotted, beautiful your trip to the seaside, and the superb birds. Thanks Trevor.

The Herald said...

Thanks Bob, glad you liked them...[;o)

Roy Norris said...

Superb scenic images Trevor and your certainly observed some quality birds.
A former colleague of mine use to joke about holidaying on the North Norfolk coast, he said you had to sit in the deck chair with your back facing the sea if you wanted to face the sun.{:))

The Herald said...

Thanks Roy, I've often wondered why my visits to North Norfolk have always coincided with dull dismal overcast windy days? I know why it is now...I've just been facing the wrong bloody way!...[;o{