Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Norfolk notes

A few more images of the trip to Norfolk...... now I've thawed out.
Shrubby sea-blite, plentiful on the Snettisham shingle but rare elsewhere in Britain (there's a few bushes near Lydd apparently).
Two hares

Medieval cartoon carving in Ely cathedral


Barn owl : 2pm

Dersingham Bog - "The best time to visit the reserve is between July and August".... not January then.
Welney Wildfowl Trust reserve. Could they be waiting for something?

Oare Marshes - go in the afternoon when the sun's behind you.
But if you want to see waders, don't go when it's frozen.


Mary said...

wow..these are great! I love the shots of the water birds and the owl and the cartoon carving and the hares! Well, just everything.

Greenie said...

Steve ,
Looks like it was a trip well worth getting chilled for .
Never seen the Shrubby sea-blite, see it's in the Goosefoot family.
Good point re. Oare and great mix of species in the shot .
Knew you'd get an old building in there somewhere .

Steve Gale said...

Shrubby Sea-blite is on the beach by Lydd ranges. I've only ever seen it on Chesil beach close to Ferrybridge, where it is easy to find. Lovely Norfolk scrapbook Steve!

Kingsdowner said...

Thanks for the comments!
Mary, I've been bored with winter, but then the sun comes out.....

Fred, you know my feelings about old piles.

Steve, have you ticked SS-B yet? You'll have to travel around a bit to achieve your ambition, I fear.

Simon said...

Steve, regarding your comment on blog about the Romney Marsh trip; it is programmed to be on Sunday 6th June. Anyone is welcome, just let me know if you can make it so I can give the farmer and idea of the number of people attending. Tea, coffee, and cakes will be provided for a £1 donation, and the walk will last about 2 hours.