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Norfolk Trip Bird Pics February 2016

Turnstone Turnstone, Titchwell beach, Norfolk

29 February 2016

These were pottering around right in front of me, so I couldn't resist the odd snap.

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Curlew Curlew, Titchwell beach, Norfolk

29 February 2016

I spent some time trying for wader flight shots along the tide line, but only this and the Oystercatcher (below) came close. Great light again.

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Oystercatcher Oystercatcher, Titchwell beach, Norfolk

29 February 2016

As above, but closer.
Bar-trailed Godwit Bar-tailed Godwit, Brancaster Staithe Harbour, Norfolk

29 February 2016

As I've found previously,  this easily accessible location has some photo opportunities using the car as a hide.

Lapland Bunting Lapland Bunting, Blakeney Freshmarsh, Norfolk

28 February 2016

One a several reasonably obliging birds coming to seed from time to time in the glorious afternoon light.
Lapland Bunting Lapland Bunting, Blakeney Freshmarsh, Norfolk

28 February 2016

As above - but a male.
Stonechat Stonechat, Blakeney Freshmarsh, Norfolk

28 February 2016

Taken en-route to the Lapland Bunting site. This bird seemed much more obliging than those in Oxon.
Snow Bunting Snow Bunting, Dun Hill, nr Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk

28 February 2016

No sign of the Shore Larks here, but these Snow Buntings were some compensation.
Snow Bunting Snow Bunting, Dun Hill, nr Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk

28 February 2016

See above.
Snow Bunting Snow Bunting, Dun Hill, nr Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk

28 February 2016

Probably the closest shot I managed.
Barn Owl Barn Owl, Shernborne, Norfolk

27 February 2016

This bird was right by the roadside and tolerated a surprisingly close approach, which allowed this frame filling shot to be taken from the car at dusk using ISO 3200.

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White Stork White Stork, Welney WTT, Norfolk

27 February 2016

This surprise visitor turned up while we were there. On hearing the news we quickly made our way to the visitor centre where it was, somewhat distantly, on the nearby scape. 

It later transpired that although this bird was ringed and tagged in Poland, it was almost certainly then imported with others into the UK in captivity and has now become part of a nearby free-flying collection. Hence certainly not tick-able!
Whooper Swan Whooper Swan, Welney WTT, Norfolk

27 February 2016

From the main hide complex, towards the 15:30 feeding time...

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All pictures copyright Stephen Burch

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