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2020 - Out with a bang

Tuesday 22nd December 2020

Another month concluded

Monday 30th November 2020

Another lockdown!!!!

Monday 9th November 2020

What a week - NOT!!!

Thursday 29th October 2020

A couple of weeks to catch up on

Monday 26th October 2020

Mixed fortunes

Saturday 26th September 2020

A week in pictures

Tuesday 8th September 2020

The last few days of August

Thursday 3rd September 2020

Recognition at last!!!

Wednesday 19th August 2020

The last couple of weeks

Monday 27th July 2020

A disappointing day.

Monday 6th July 2020

Another week goes by!!!

Monday 1st June 2020

Lockdown continues.

Saturday 16th May 2020

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Monday 30th November 2020

Well, this is the end of November, mainly a month of lockdown. A fleeting late afternoon visit to RSPB Fen Drayton to see the Starling murmuration against the setting sun early in the month.

and then nothing until 26th when I decided to spend the day in West Norfolk. Usual first call is Thornham harbour but nothing there of note, so I continued to my usual second port of call - Brancaster Staithe. Surprisingly quiet - I was the only car at the far end of the car park and a couple of mussel fishermen there as it was low tide. A Herring Gull took advantage of the opportunity

and a pair of Black-headed Gulls were displaying for all their worth.

The a trio of birds flew in and settled on the waters edge - two Bar-tailed Godwits with a Knot, a strange combination, especially since a few weeks ago, at nearby Holme Dunes, I photographed a Bar-tailed Godwit accompanied by a Knot.

One of the mussel fishermen spooked a Little Egret that decided to land reasonably close.

and then it was a flurry of flying activity with the usual Redshank

and Turnstones

I still had the 2x converter on so I was really pleased with these shots.

Next I moved on to Holkham where a large flock of Pink-footed Geese were feeding by the side of Lady Anne Drive allowing good close shots - unusual for this normally very flighty species.

After that, I called in at RSPB Titchwell on the way home but the water levels again were so high that there was nothing close. Still, a productive and enjoyable day that managed to lift the gloom of the Covid lockdown for me.

More photos from these session in the Recent Additions section of this website.