Winter 2006 - 2007

                                                       

Cley Birds Gallery

Bird photographs from Cley and nearby (within the TG04 10km square)

 

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Juvenile Glaucous Gull, Salthouse, 10th February 2007 (Mick Green).

 

 

Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Cley, 18th February 2007 (Matthew Rodgers).

 

 

Common Scoters, Cley, 12th February 2007 (Matthew Rodgers).

 

 

Glaucous Gull, Cley, 10th February 2007 (Rob Lee).

 

 

 

Bearded Tits, Cley, 4th February 2007 (Eddie Myers). From the West Bank.

 

 

Male and female Pochard, Cley, 3rd February 2007 (Eddie Myers).  Two of an exceptional 13 on Simmond's Scrape.

 

 

Snow Buntings, Salthouse, 1st February 2007 (Phil Vines).

 

 

 

Black-tailed Godwits, Cley, 20th January 2007 (Steve Gantlett).

 

 

Avocets, Cley, 20th January 2007 (Steve Gantlett).

 

 

Golden Plovers, Lapwings and Dark-bellied Brent Geese, Cley, 20th January 2007 (Steve Gantlett). Plenty of birds at Cley at the moment....

 

 

Snow Bunting, Salthouse, 14th January 2007 (Rob Lee).

 

 

Kestrel, Cley, 14th January 2007 (Eddie Myers). From Daukes Hide.

 

 

Juvenile Marsh Harrier, Cley, 10th January 2007 (John Miller). This striking bird has been seen along the north Norfolk coast from Salthouse to Titchwell since at least November 2006, often roosting at Cley. At least twice some years back (in consecutive or near-consecutive years, old notebooks will need checking) a pair on Pope's Marsh, Salthouse, raised full broods that were all white-spotted, more or less like this. It seems it must be still in the local genes.

 

 

Barn Owl, Cley, 5th January 2007 (Eddie Myers).

 

 

Mute Swan, Cley, 5th January 2007 (Eddie Myers).

 

 

Drake Wigeon, Cley, 4th January 2007 (Eddie Myers). From Daukes Hide.

 

 

Intermediate/Blue Snow Goose and Pink-footed Geese, Morston, 2nd January 2007 (Steve Gantlett). 

 

 

White morph and Intermediate/Blue morph Snow Geese and Pink-footed Geese, Morston, 30th December 2006 (Dave Curtis).  Several thousand Pink-footed Geese have been feeding in this harvested beet field or several days by far the largest numbers ever recorded in the Cley 10km square.  How nice of the Snow Geese to join them too!

 

 

Snow Bunting, Cley, 30th December 2006 (Matthew Rodgers). One of a dozen on the beach, looking very cryptic against the shingle.

 

 

 

Juvenile Black-eared Kite, Cley, 26th December 2006 (Steve Gantlett). A nice surprise: the bird from Lincolnshire and Snettisham has come to see us! Here photographed from Daukes Hide in the very dull light this afternoon. The flight photograph with a Marsh Harrier above is perhaps one of my second best; my best will appear in this month's Birding World.

 

 

Adult Black Brant, with Dark-bellied Brent Geese, Langham Airfield, 28th December 2006 (Eddie Myers). 

 

 

Adult blue morph Lesser Snow Goose, Morston, 23rd December 2006 (Mick Green).

 

 

Adult blue morph Lesser Snow Goose, Morston, 23rd December 2006 (Steve Gantlett). At last, a real Snow Goose in the Cley 10km square! This bird, wandered over from Holkham,  spent the day with about 2,000 Pink-footed Geese in a beet field between Morston and Langham.

 

 

Female Common Scoters, Cley, 18th December 2006 (Steve Gantlett). About 2,500 were estimated in this raft off Coastguards - almost every one was female.

 

 

Red-throated Diver, Cley, 18th December 2006 (Steve Gantlett). About 200 were offshore from the Coastguards, scattered as far as the eye could see.

 

 

 

Juvenile Arctic Skuas, Cley, 12th December 2006 (Steve Gantlett). These two are lingering off Cley and Salthouse at the moment, along with several hundred Razorbills and almost as many Guillemots and Red-throated Divers, plus a few Great Northern Divers and quite a few seals. Clearly there are plenty of fish here just now.

 

 

Male Common Teal, Whitwell Scrape, Cley, 3rd December 2006 (Eddie Myers).

 

 

Male Tufted Duck, Simmond's Scrape, Cley, 3rd December 2006 (Eddie Myers).

 

 

Male Stonechat, Cley, 26th November 2006 (Eddie Myers). 

 

 

Female Stonechat, Cley, 26th November 2006 (Eddie Myers).

 

 

Goosander, Blakeney Quay, 23rd November 2006 (Steve Gantlett).

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