|Boat to Blakeney Point|
|The three of us ready to go|
|Off we go!!|
|The old lifeboat buildings at Blakeney Point|
Before we set off for the seals, there was wildlife to be had at the quay area as oystercatchers were busy feeding and bathing in the salty water of the channel that our boat uses to travel on. Skylarks sang their delightful song from all around us and a small murmuration of starlings danced in the background in waves above the salt marsh.
|Laura watches the seals|
|Common Seals with pup|
As we circled the seals several times, I notice sandwich terns flying across to another sand bar adjacent to the one the seals were on. These are large terns with a black, shaggy crest and a black bill with a yellow tip. A large group of them were lining up on the sand for a rest. Then our boat leaves the seals to take us to part of Blakeney Point where a colony of little, sandwich, Arctic and common terns were. The little terns are the rarest of the tern species here. They are small with yellow bills and were diving for fish close to the shore and our boat. It was a great way to end the trip, despite not landing on the Point itself and getting a bit wet.
|Little Terns and Common Terns|