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Spring Tide at RSPB Snettisham

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Tanzania - Day 1 - Arusha

Monday 13th May 2024

Spring Tide at RSPB Snettisham

Saturday 13th April 2024

Things didn't go to plan

Friday 5th April 2024

Fowlmere RSPB Cambs

Wednesday 20th March 2024

Another trip to Norfolk

Tuesday 12th March 2024

Frampton Marsh (again)

Tuesday 5th March 2024

Snettisham RSPB

Tuesday 20th February 2024

A new destination for me

Monday 5th February 2024

A change of plan

Tuesday 30th January 2024

Three hours at Grafham Water

Monday 22nd January 2024

A strange week overall.

Friday 19th January 2024

Norfolk Coast

Tuesday 16th January 2024

New Year - where to go?

Monday 8th January 2024

Coton Cambridgeshire

Wednesday 20th December 2023

Back to Burwell Fen

Saturday 9th December 2023

Short-eared Owls

Monday 4th December 2023

Back to Grafham Water

Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Grafham Water

Thursday 16th November 2023

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Saturday 13th April 2024

Monday 8th April and, despite preparing for a photo holiday, I accepted an invitation from a friend to join him at the spring tide spectacle at RSPB Snettisham. He had booked a disabled parking space to avoid the long walk from the main car park and he had been advised to arrive around 5.00pm - plenty of time for see what else was around the area.

We met at the car park for RSPB Titchwell and preceed to see what that reserve had to offer. I had stopped going there because the water levels in front of the hides were too high but we started off at Fen hide where a Marsh Harrier entertained us for a while.

Moving on, the water levels are still too high for anything of real interest and there was nothing on the beach either. Eventually, on the walk back, a Linnet posed nicely

and a Meadow Pipit too.

Stopping off at Hunstanton cliffs, I was surprised that the usual Fulmers were not showing so off to RSPB Snettisham. We walked to the bottom hide (don't know the name as the original was destroyed in the flood a couple of years or so ago). A pair of Mediterranean Gulls were on view, not as close as I would have liked and ,with the high cloud, not the best light for distant shots.

Sometimes, you just have to make the best of the conditions.

A Brown Hare trundled past the hide - tried a back lit shot.

and then the Knot started to fly in as the tide rose. Apparently only around 25000 as the majority had moved north to their breeding grounds, but still a spectacle.

So many shots later, with the light going, it was time to depart.