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17th June 2018 – Blakeney National Nature Reserve

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A good start to our stay in Norfolk with a Sunday morning stroll from the beautiful coastal village of Blakeney towards Cley along the Norfolk Coast path with views of redshank (and chicks), oystercatcher, avocet (and chicks), little egret, reed bunting, buzzard, marsh harrier, lapwing, little ringed plover (and chicks), black-headed gulls, greylag geese (and goslings) and starlings.

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FP5A7458Oystercatcher

FP5A7673Avocet

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FP5A7615Avocet chicks

FP5A7469Little egret

FP5A7667Redshank and chicks

FP5A7757Little ringed plover

FP5A7766Little ringed plover chick

FP5A7744Marsh harrier

FP5A7709Buzzard

FP5A7691Greylag geese and a crèche of goslings

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FP5A7630Redshank chick

FP5A7492Black-headed gull

FP5A7502Reed bunting

FP5A7693A more mature avocet chick

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DSC07599Black-headed gull

DSC07603Lesser black-backed gull

DSC07567Herring  gull

The tide was high and it was the first time I had seen the regatta of small dinghies making their way out from Blakeney and Cley.

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Click below for gallery of photos from this morning: