Sunday, 23 May 2010

Sunny Sunday

Erin and myself decided to have a day out on Sunday, the "seaside" was mentioned and we finally settled on Norfolk and Hunstanton which suited me fine! Arriving at 9.30am it was fairly quiet but was already 25 degrees! Hunstanton was really nice, a real highlight apart from Ice Cream, sun and sea was the Fulmar's that nest along the cliffs there, this allowed for many many photos, as well as some nice Oystercatcher pics....

Around midday Hunstaton was absolutely rammed with punters, shirtless men strolled about, donkeys paced up n' down with kids on their back and the sound of the fun fair was blaring out....all great but time for us to go! We decided to spend the rest of the day at Pensthorpe Nature Reserve and Wildfowl Park, the venue for this years Springwatch and a great place to see wildlife and also view captive waterfowl. We saw plenty of tame captive birds such as Smew, Black Winged Stilt, Bearded Tit, Ruff, Avocet and Turtle Dove...all allowing amazing photographic opportunities! The next set of photos are all of wild birds from the reserve, i may blog the captive birds at a later date!

Common Toad crossing a path

Bathing Mallard

Common Blue Damselfly

Broad Bodied Chaser (i think!)

Female Black Tailed Skimmer Dragonfly

The extremely photogenic and very cute Goose chicks!

Just as we were about to leave the House Sparrow family were really active and allowed for some nice behaviour, this chick was begging for food...

....but the female was busy!

Pensthorpe is a really top place and really allows people to get close to things they wouldn't normally be able to. Really looking forward to Springwatch now!

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