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Norfolk January 2014

We headed east for our annual January Norfolk birding trip - always lots of anticipation as we near the County line. Just into Norfolk and we came across lots of swans feeding in fields, so of course we stopped for a look.

Swan flock Welney 2

Swan flock Welney
A careful look through the many Whooper Swans picked out a Bewick's.

Bewicks Swan and Whooper Welney
Nice comparison with the Bewick's in front of a Whooper.

Welney Flood 3
Just around the corner we had a shock when we met this!

Welney Flood 1
The water was over the road and the signs said "Road Closed".

Welney Flood 2
Having watched this we gave it a go and luckily just got through, whew!

Norfolk Group 1 Jan 2014
The whole group met up on the east side of the flood, at Welney WWT.

Welney Gull Jan
This interesting gull was feeding in front of the main observatory.

Ruddy Duck Welney 1
Helen picked out this Ruddy Duck, unexpected year tick!

Cranes Welney Jan
Alan spotted three Common Cranes in flight, luckily they landed in view.

More from Norfolk to come soon....


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