November 2009

November was a month of huge upheaval for me after being offered a job in Nottingham University. Most of my time was spent preparing to move to Nottingham, but I did manage to find a bit of spare time, between finishing packing my belongings and getting the keys to my new house, for a short break on the north Norfolk coast.

Wells Harbour, Norfolk

November is not exactly the most exciting month to visit Norfolk, but the large numbers of wintering wildfowl provide plenty of photographic opportunities...

Pink-footed Goose (Anser brachyrhynchus)

Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Branta bernicla)

Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Branta bernicla)

Eurasian Wigeon (Anas penelope)

male Gadwall (Anas strepera)

female Common Teal (Anas crecca)

female Common Teal (Anas crecca)

Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)

Marsh Harriers are a fairly common sight as they float over the reedbeds searching for their next meal.

Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)

Approaching storm - Cley, Norfolk

Cley, Norfolk

During the midday storm, with the dark clouds overhead and the rain lashing down, a Barn Owl came floating over the reads directly towards the hide...shame the light was so poor!

Barn Owl (Tyto alba)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Cley Windmill, Norfolk

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