Saturday, April 10, 2010

Easter 2010 - Tuesday April 6th

Tuesday promised to be the best day weather-wise of the trip thus far. The forecast was for clear skies and sunshine so we decided to do a decent length walk, and picked the walk out to Blakeney Point, from the car park next to Cley NWT, there and back.

The point itself was again very quiet (there's a theme here isn't there - we timed our holiday to after all the wintering birds have departed and at the very start of Spring migration, on reflection an optimal visit would probably be timed for a month either earlier or later), though we did see a few Sandwich and Common Terns flying by on their way to the Tern colony on Blakeney Point.

Someone had parked a boat on the dry bit and then forgotten about it:



Just like two years ago, the seals seem to enjoy watching us as much as we enjoy watching them:



A lone Sanderling added to the holiday list:



We thoroughly enjoyed the walk though had hoped to see more birds, two years back there had been much more around to enjoy.

From Cley we headed back to Hunstanton to have a mooch at the cliffs there, before dinner. The cliffs are home to a breeding colony of Northern Fulmars:



Hunstanton itself always has a good number of birds including waders and sea birds and is ideally located between Titchwell and Snettisham, you just have to not try and get into the place on the morning of a sunny day, or face huge traffic jams!

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