Gerry Grant

Gerry Grant
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Saturday, 1 August 2020

Catching up...

It's been a few days since I put something on my blog, and that's because Gerry and I have been away in Norfolk. We were staying at a place called Stanhoe, just a few miles inland of the North Norfolk coast near Brancaster - 15 miles from Kings Lynn.
I have never been to Norfolk before and loved it. The landscape around the coast is stunning - marshes, estuaries, creeks, cliffs and sand.
We are members of the RSPB and spent a couple of days wandering around the salt marshes watching the birds - avocets, knots or dunlins - couldn't tell the difference, godwits, and all manner of ducks and geese. It was lovely to see them taking off en masse on the high tide. We were told by an expert that there were about 50,000 birds on the shoreline and they made stunning displays when they decided to move - but apparantly you have to go when there is a fast incoming high tide when up to 150,000 take off together. That must be really good!!!

All those black dots are birds..

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