snow bunting

Holkham habitats

Brenda and I did separate wildlife spotting today: I managed a walk from Holkham village back to Wells, via the beach, whilst Brenda was able to find some flowers nestling within Holkham churchyard when she was there clearing some of the Christmas decorations from the church. Brenda’s flower bit! “Three more hardy flowers today, interestingly, …

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On home ground

Today was a work day but we managed a walk at the pools just east of Wells-next-the-Sea just before sunset, which – as we expected – gained us several bird species common in this area; though there are plenty more to be seen yet! Brenda found daisies in flower near our house and a lone …

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yellowhammer

Off the duck!

Today we drove back (are still driving back as I write this!) from Scotland to Wells-next-the-Sea. The weather was not promising in terms of either pleasant driving or wildlife walks! However we set off down the road with the aim (if it wasn’t still pouring with rain when we got there) of visiting the RSPB …

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In search of a “crestie”!

Today was our last full day in Scotland before heading back to Norfolk tomorrow. It was clear, cold, crisp and sunny, and so we decided to drive over to the RSPB reserve at Loch Garten. It was a beautiful drive out via Huntly and Dufftown, and we saw rooks and a hooded crow on the …

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A foggy start…

So here we are on New Year’s day 2023 at the start of our “race”. We’re currently both up in Scotland for a few days and the weather has been fairly foggy – somewhat tough for seeing birds. And coupled with a slightly late evening yesterday (!) we decided to have a walk locally today …

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