Stunning Sunset over Blakeney Point this evening!
I had a fabulous walk to Blakeney Point today, but only produced a handful of birds. Nothing in The Plantation at all, much to my disappointment. Flushed a Blackbird in the elders on Yankee Ridge, Chiffchaff at Long Hills, Stonechat at The Hood, a flock of Linnets and a few Meadow Pipits! Bumped into James Mc., Ashley M. and Pete D. who hadn't had too much more than me with two Redstarts and a possible Crake sp. that got away. Richard P. hadn't seen any 'small birds' but did see a Honey Buzzard.
Sat on the picnic table at Halfway House on the way back with a Racing Pigeon that was either knackered or not very well or both. It sat on the windowsill looking very sorry for its self and then on the step – I poured some water into a shell for it to drink and threw various bits of my lunch down for it to eat, but it didn't seem to want any of it. The setting sun over the tidal water was the most beautiful I have ever seen it here.
The Environment Agency patrolling Blakeney Point
The poorly Racing Pigeon on the windowsill of Halfway House
Had a wonderful time photographing the sunset and as I turned round to head back, the Supermoon appeared over the sea – it was massive! Took several hand held shots of the supermoon (see seperate post above). Lots of Turnstone roosting on the shoreline on the way back. As is usual, it seemed to take forever to get back to Coastguards!