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.
Our walk started promisingly with a grey partridge and a distant hare.
There were great views all around from the Wiveton Downs Local Nature Reserve.
The windmill at Cley Next The Sea
The first bird we saw was a yellow hammer (a first for me).
The woods were truly magnificent but with only a few birds to be seen (black cap and tree creeper).
A tree creeper doing its best to hide
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.
Throughout our walk the countryside looked magnificent and, even though there weren’t many birds, there were some butterflies to compensate.
Before the end of our walk we saw a kestrel, a chiffchaff, a grey wagtail and a buzzard.
At the end of our walk we came across a shell museum – but that was for another day.
Shell museum at Glandford
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