|Black-tailed Godwits in flight|
It was so cold in the wind as we made our way to each of the four hides, that it overpowered the warmth of the bright sunlight trying to break through. For the birds, the wind didn't seem to bother them, although there was the odd cormorant struggling to fly straight and far. Last time we visited, the birds were everywhere in large numbers spread across the landscape of the pools and in the air. Today, the large flocks were split into different parts of the reserve. A large gaggle of brent geese were grazing on a field and wigeon carpeted a bank between two pools. Shoveler, shelduck and teal were feeding out on the pool to my left (from the central hide), godwit, ruff, dunlin and a redshank fed in front of us in a second pool feeding along the edge of a muddy island and further to my right, avocets and gulls (including black-headed gulls and a couple of common gulls). There was also a couple of marsh harriers playing in the wind.
|Wigeon in flight|
|Godwits and Dunlin|
After our visit to Cley, Mum and I made a quick stop at Salthouse, where another large group of brent geese grazed by the roadside. We used the car as a hide to get some shots of them.
|Brent Geese in flight|
|The Brent Geese flock|