Thursday, 6 October 2016

At last Caister on Sea to Gt Yarmouth, Dogs on leads/Ban?????

Shout out to all Birdwatchers, Nature lovers, beach walkers, Gt Yarmouth borough council are putting through proposals to make dogs either be kept on leads or banned from the beach Gt Yarmouth to Caister, this will be a god send to our ground nesting birds,little terns, snow buntings, seals the list goes on, so come on all you Birdwatchers fill in the consultation form at GYBC site (link on Streetlife)and agree to the pro[posals, obviously dog walkers are up in arms they are all angels and do no wrong and their little pooches are angels, so if you have had enough of being accosted by dogs on our beaches whilst out for a quiet walk bird/nature watching, not to mention the dog mess, please sign the consultation.get it put through thanks.

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Last Sundays day out.

Last Sunday was the Bto BWebs birdcount and afterwards went for a lovely walk from Potter Heigham to Hickling, the Eel catchers hut.Which unless something is done about it , it will be lost forever, another Norfolk tradition in the balance.

Saturday, 23 July 2016

Caister Dunes flowers and Butterflies

Went early for a walk Caister Beach North, the top path is completely overgrown now so had to take the lower path near the slope of the sea wall, lots of lovely plants and a few butterflies, including my first Grayling of the year and a Cinnebar moth. the butterflies shown are a Skipper and Small Copper

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

A walk along beautiful Breydon.

Thursday 14th July.
Hi all, lovely walk along the Breydon wall today, thanks to Jules, Carol and Lynn and Phil for joining us!!
Started out from Haven bridge, walked along the Angles Way through the edge of Cobholm between houses and the riverside, across a grassy area and past an old sail loft, and up onto the embankment or Breydon Wall, walked under Breydon Bridge, once away from the bridge the sights and sounds of Breydon were all around, Oyster Catchers plaintive call, Whimbrell high purring call,smell of seaweed, and the water lapping against the shore, the odd cruiser puttering past, even on a sunny day the wind in places could be a bit chill, but truly beautiful, views across Breydon with some birds feeding on the mud flats, slightly exposed by low tide, and behind us green fields and meadows, with Highland cattle and ponies in the distance, swifts and swallows were swooping low feeding off insects, Skylarks were trilling to each other high above us, we saw oyster Catchers, Whimbrel, Curlew, Redshank, a treat on the way back saw a Redshank with fluffy chick, (looking forward to Lynns and Jules photos!!) We saw Little Egrets, shining white with their tufty heads looking like something from the African Plains.
We stopped for a picnic behind a Blackberry bush rested a while watching the Swallows and Swifts catching insect above the Meadows.
Out of the wind were lots of Blue Tail Damselflies, we saw Brown Hawker Dragonflies, plenty of Small White, Large White, Meadow Brown, and a couple of Small Tortoiseshell Butterflies,.
Not realising how far we had come, we realised we had to turn back reluctantly, and make our way back, all in all a lovely day, saw lots of nature, with lovely company thankyou!!!.
Discussing our next walk, maybe a bus trip to Potter Heigham, and making our way to Hickling round the back paths.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Bird count

Bto Bird count at Filby and Ormesby Little Broad couple weeks ago now, saw loads of Damselfly Nymphs crawling out of water and drying out on the Boardwalk, unusual plant also seen it is apparently from America never seen it along the Boardwalk before, saw a Garden Warbler, then after the count went to potter Heigham, the back of Hickling Broad nearby to the Eel catchers hut, saw my first Swallowtail Butterfly of the year.