A beautiful July day at Titchwell!

I must make my apologies as it's now four weeks since I visited the beautiful reserve of Titchwell and I'm only posting some photos now!  I saw these dear little moorhens near the visitor centre and I couldn't resist them.

After he disappeared into the reeds I happened to look down...........

Awwww!

Check out those feet!  I'm going to go through my other birds now.

Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • OK, here are a few more.  Please don't hesitate to let me know when I mess up an ID as it's bound to happen!

    Grey lag goose, with a youngster by its side?

    The crowd enjoying a hot, sunny afternoon.

    An adorable young avocet.

    Lapwing.

    Yes, I'm very handsome.  There is no such thing as an ugly mute swan.

    Bit of a wild guess here....is this a ruff?

    Grey wagtail?  It was moving like a wagtail.  EDIT: Juvenile pied wagtail.  Thanks, Aiki.

    Synchronised Canada geese.

    I'll guess (with book in hand) that the lovely reddish-fronted birds are black-tailed godwits.

    Spoonbills - sometimes you don't need a book!

    I don't know what the bird is with the beak in the water but I was very impressed with the tern's acrobatics!

    I think this is a linnet.

    Ruff?  The other bird is definitely an avocet.

    Curlew?

    A very handsome oystercatcher.

    The sheen on these birds is just stunning.

    Those whopping feet tell me this could be a young moorhen.

    I hope you all enjoy these.

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to Clare:

    A great selection, CLARE; thanks for sharing.

    Ospreys Rule OK, but Goldfinches come a close second!

  • In reply to original goldfinch:

    Thanks, OG!

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to Clare:

    What a bird-packed day :) Lovely photos. The wagtail's a juvenile Pied. I don't see any other ID things to query but I can't get the photo above the Linnet to display properly so can't help with that one - sorry!

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  • In reply to aiki:

    Thanks, Aiki - I'll adjust the post.

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to Clare:

    What a wonderful day you had Clare, thanks for sharing it with us, quite a variety of birds :-)

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