Saturday, 1 October 2011

Norfolk Day 5

My final day and I chose to return to Titchwell, teaming up Deano again.... A couple of Arctic Skuas were giving the Terns a hard time!








Grounded!



The day was all about wader action though, starting with Common Redshank....



Then getting up close and personal with the source of nutrition!



A tiny crab for this Turnstone.....



After being initially mussel bound.....





The Knot turned their attention to the various invertebrates lurking near the surface of the freshly uncovered sand....









Sanderling followed suit!





Cruising just offshore was this juv Red-throated Diver....



The walk back along the sea wall finally gave an opportunity to capture some Beardie action! Starting with the females.....







Then a dapper male......





Don't they make a lovely couple?



Perhaps the most captivating piece of action of the day was when this Grey Seal surfaced just offshore. Cuddly and sweet? I think not!

A Plaice was about to be lunch and methodically skinned and eaten......









A final wrestle to tear the last morsel of flesh free....



I've spared you some of the more gory action :-)

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