Monday 12th September, 2016.
We had a stop over at Snettisham on our way, on holiday, to Wells-Next-The-Sea on a beautiful hot day.
There is a stunning beach here and we walked along the beach to the nature reserve late afternoon / evening.
There were many birds on the ponds - mainly Geese ,Cormorant and Redshank.
Many Greylag and Canada Geese were complimented by some Egyptian Geese and I was happy to ID at least one Pink Footed Goose in among the Greylags.
A solitary Sanderling was running about at the sea-line feeding and a Sandwich Tern was hereabouts.
Other birds Little Egret (amazingly common down here) Black Tailed Godwit, and hundreds of Knot.
A few Greenshank were here also, and 3 graceful Avocet feeding in the shallows.
Also here a Turnstone I believe and Wigeon.
We were running late so Sue decided upon take away Fish & Chips instead of cooking.
The evening closed in as we sat eating a mega fish outside the chippy and a Swift flew high overhead in the approaching gloom. This must be the latest sighting I've had for Swift.
A great start to the holiday.
I believe that the next to the last photo is that of a Twite.
If so it is a first for me - any opinion on the bird would be welcome.
No doubt there were other exciting bird sp. here that I failed to pick up. Any comments on the pictures - (good or bad)- would be most welcome.
Sandwich Term I believe6:-
Greenshank I believe
Black Tailed Godwit?
Lapwing & Greenshank (I believe)16:-
Egyptian Geese in flight18:-
Pink Footed Goose19:-
Greylag Goose - unsure about the ligh coloured goose (centre)20:-
Evening approached - time for chippy.