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22nd June 2018 – North Norfolk

Although there was sunshine forecast for the whole day there was a cold wind blowing from the north and so we decided to go in land for a countryside walk. We walked from Blakeney to Glandford to the excellent telescope and binocular centre of Cley Spy to pick up on the circular Bayfield Bird Walk.

Bayfield Bird Walk Map

Our walk started promisingly with a grey partridge and a distant hare.

DSC08931Grey partridge

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There were great views all around from the Wiveton Downs Local Nature Reserve.

DSC09021 The windmill at Cley Next The Sea

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The first bird we saw was a yellow hammer (a first for me).

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DSC09060 Yellowhammer

The woods were truly magnificent but with only a few birds to be seen (black cap and tree creeper).

FP5A8632A tree creeper doing its best to hide

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DSC09076Beech leaves

We stopped at a quirky wild flower centre near Bayfield Hall and had a lovely lunch sitting in the sun in a sheltered spot with an opportunity to photograph some bees and beautiful demoiselles damselflies.

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Throughout our walk the countryside looked magnificent and, even though there weren’t many birds, there were some butterflies to compensate.

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Before the end of our walk we saw a kestrel, a chiffchaff, a grey wagtail and a buzzard.

FP5A8720Kestrel

FP5A8774Chiffchaff

FP5A8795Grey wagtail

FP5A8809Buzzard

At the end of our walk we came across a shell museum – but that was for another day.

DSC09138Shell museum at Glandford

Click below for gallery of photos from today:

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