Geese, Waders and Rutting Deer.

As stated in the previous post, She Who Will be Obeyed and I spent a week on the North Norfolk Coast doing a spot of bird (and mammal) watching.

It was great to see the `usual` waders present at the various reserves but I can`t help feeling the numbers of individual birds continues to decline each year. I am sure we used to see far more Redshanks and Curlew in past years for instance. Perhaps even these hot-spots are now cooling a little as so many species slip onto amber and even red lists....

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One species that seems to have a more promising future is the Egyptian Goose; a growing population can be seen at Holkam Hall. If not present on the lake then they can be sought in the fields adjacent to the park.

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The other attraction to the hall is of course the deer. The fallow deer were rutting and provided some great photographic opportunities in spite of the misty rain. I particularly like this shot - called `Don`t Look`...

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In conclusion;in spite of changeable weather, North Norfolk provided a great week of walking and bird-watching. We may re-visit next time in late spring.

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