Sunday, 21 October 2012

A dawn dash to Snettisham for the wader spectacular

Dawn on Friday found me at RSPB Snettisham on the North Norfolk coast to see the wonderful wader spectacular. A high, gently rising tide drove thousands of Knots, Oystercatchers and other waders from the Wash mudflats where they feed, sending them in huge, swirling clouds across the sky and onto the beaches of the saline lagoons set back from shoreline. The experience lived up to its billing and whetted the apetite to make regular winter visits to this remote and special landscape. 
I'll leave the film and pictures to speak for themselves. For better viewing, click here to watch on YouTube.

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  1. I wonder if anyone can make this into a 3D painting then print it using a good laser technology. It would be mouth-watering for art collectors.

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  2. Just look at how beautiful an unaltered nature looks like here. We are enjoying the view of these waders while they are also indulging themselves with the serenity of the place, just amazing.

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    1. Hi Zoe. It is a special place and quite serene and surreal on the morning I visited. No horizon, just a flat sky and sea with just the bird calls as a soundtrack. Other worldly perhaps or a return through time to an earth without man.

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