Last birdy photos from our week in north Norfolk. In the mornings, while waiting for Mr aiki to pack his camera bag (a tremendous feat of logistics) I'd stand outside and try to photograph the Swallows that were coming and going all day (they were nesting in nearby farm buildings).
When I couldn't take that any more I'd go over and have a look over the fence, where there were (sometimes) a pair of Red-legged Partridges feeding in the yard.
Trying to get shots of this Skylark whiled away the time waiting for our seal boat to depart from Morston quay.
A Meadow Pipit on the way to Cley beach.
Cley was stuffed with Swifts. As certain forumites who've been birding with me may remember, I can't resist the temptation to try to photograph Swifts, and I'm actually quite pleased with this one.
Even more frustrating than the Swifts were the House Martins. This one was at Titchwell.
At Sculthorpe Moor we enjoyed great views of Bullfinches, though the table was in shadow when we got there (Friday evening).
On the trail at Lakenheath we met a tame juvenile Jackdaw, possibly a hand-reared and released bird, which was stopping and searching everyone. The hands (and camera) in the pic belonged to a woman who was feeding it her sandwiches.
Despite horrible light I had to at least attempt to photograph this Jay, on a feeder at Titchwell.
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Tremendous stuff, aiki! I've thoroughly enjoyed all the Norfolk posts! Wonderful photos....!
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A swallow, a swift , a housemartin AND a skylark all in flight! Fabulous! As are all the other shots. Lovely to see.
Awesome in flight shots , Aiki. Well done !
Would love to see the Exif for these shots.
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Thanks guys :) Galatas, here's the EXIF for the Swift shot (dimensions are pre-cropping), the first one I managed to refind (still haven't been through the photos, you see...)
Excellent shots of the birds in flight especially the Swift. I can see why you were pleased with that. I must say that your whiling away the time seems to produce some great shots.
Great series of Norfolk reports, aiki.
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I should think you are pleased with the swift photograph, it's marvelous!! Love the Jay on the feeder ! Have a couple visit my garden and they hang on to the fat slabs and fat ball holders and have a good munch. Lovely photos Aiki, a pleasure as always to see x
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Wow aiki thrilled for you, you should be pleased with the swift, its a cracker!! I know how you have persevered for that.
The other flight photos are wonderful. My tiny is a wee skylark, born just as their song fills the spring skies, so that is a real fav for me!!
Glad you hd a great hol - are you moving to the countryside, quite a decision for all.
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Sorry I missed this posting all together you saw plenty it seems and got some great photos too especially the Swallow and the Swift but I love the Bullfinches too. I wonder who the forumites were ;o)
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Another great report and set of photos. What more can I add to what others have said - tremendous stuff.
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Fantastic shot of the Swift, though there is not a lot wrong with the others. Looks like you had a great holiday.
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Stunning Aiki and only goes to show that to have a camera to hand is a must.