Archive for July 12, 2015

Today our destination was Blackney Point NNR, a long spit of land on the North Norfolk Coast. Access to the reserve is heavily restricted during the breeding season so we had arranged to be taken out by boat to see the Seals (Common and Grey) which gather at the point at high tide.








It was a fantastic experience to get so close to the seals, especially those that were swimming around the boat.

Mute Swan (Cygnus olor)
Mallard [sp] (Anas platyrhynchos)
Eurasian Oystercatcher [sp] (Haematopus ostralegus)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
European Herring Gull [sp] (Larus argentatus)
Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
Little Tern [sp] (Sternula albifrons)
Common Tern [sp] (Sterna hirundo)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Common Swift [sp] (Apus apus)
Western Jackdaw [sp] (Coloeus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Great Tit [sp] (Parus major)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
Mistle Thrush [sp] (Turdus viscivorus)

Pied Wagtail [sp] (Motacilla alba)
European Greenfinch [sp] (Carduelis chloris)