We picked up the boat trip with Bean’s Boat Trips from Morston Quay on one of the creeks behind Blakeney Point. The tide was not long past high water, so there was an amount of inter-tidal mud available to the waders and gulls. In a field beside the car park there were 50 or so Brent geese busy browsing the grass. I guess that these must be amongst the last of the over-wintering birds, and that they will soon be heading for the high Arctic for the breeding season.
|Off to the salt marsh|
The trip out to the spit cum island was uneventful. There were plenty of Black- and Bar-Tailed Godwits, and the ubiquitous Black-Headed Gulls and Redshank. On the south side of the island was a very crowded colony of Sandwich Terns that were very easily disturbed. I had forgotten how noisy those birds can be. In amongst the terns were a few of the Common variety, as well as some Mediterranean Gull, Oystercatchers, and Turnstones.
|Blakeney Point Coastguard Station|
|Newly arrived Sandwich Terns|
|Peek-a-boo Grey Seal|
|Who's a big boy then|
|More Grey Seals|