Nature photography is art too


28th February – 2nd March: Over the weekend my wife and I were lucky enough to visit Norfolk (UK) with friends and to spend some time watching and photographing birds. We stayed in Old Hunstanton and visited the RSPB reserves at Snettisham and Titchwell Marsh.

The visit was timed to coincide with the spring tides that, around sunset inundate the feeding and roosting sites of the thousands of wading birds that are using The Wash at this time of year.  Principally, there were huge numbers of Knot, but also Godwit, Oystercatchers, Dunlin, Redshank and many others. We visited the reserve at Snettisham on both Friday and Saturday nights and were blessed with dry weather and light winds.As the dusk fell and the tide rose rapidly, the Knot formed wheeling flocks which drifted, rose and fell in synchrony like dancing smoke.  As the tide covered all the available mudflats and saltmarsh the birds flew over…

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