I returned from a rather chilly weekend (5 days) in Norfolk. The weather was changeable ranging from clear blue skies to wintery sleet showers that turned into heavy rain. We also had periods when it was completely overcast and on the last day I awoke to dense fog to the west of our house and bright sun to the east. Oh and then we had at times freezing northerly winds which have caused the waves to remove a large amount of sand where the Little Tern colony is.
Here are a few photos I took between chores, which started with washing the windows.
Windows cleaned I was then able to get out and see what I could find.
On the coast near Sea Palling a few surfers were trying to ride the waves.
Two days later it was the turn of the wind surfers to have ago.
The Turnstone's on the sea front at Walcott were picking insects off the sea wall.
They seemed to prefer chips that were thrown for the gulls by members of the public.
On a good day as many as 50 Snow Buntings were on the coast near Sea Palling.
A flock of up to 5,000 Pink-footed Geese could be found along the Horsey Straight.
I spotted this Short-eared Owl drop down into the long grass in this field as I drove along. I jumped out of the car camera in hand and watched this Kestrel steal his afternoon meal.
When the Shorties stopped flying I enjoyed good views of this Barn Owl.
If possible during the winter months I pop down to Great Yarmouth's sea front to have a look at their wintering flock( I saw 50) of Mediterranean Gulls.
A small group of Sanderlings was on the shore.
There were 4 Roe Deer feeding in a field early one morning.