Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Let me know when that tide's coming in won't you

Monday, 14 April 2014

Titchwell

A visit to Titchwell is always highly anticipated when I go to Norfolk. This visit just as good as any other. A pair of Red-crested Pochards were a first for me (well, real live wild ones anyway). I'll add some pics of those at a later date.
I was really taken by the breeding plumage Black-tailed Godwits. Really stunning to see the vibrant colours as opposed the plainer winter plumage.




A less vibrant looking individual.

17 comments:

  1. Excellent photos as usual.

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  2. What a beautiful bird and fantastic shots ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A CreativeHarbor)

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  3. This bird is beautiful. You did a terrific job :)

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  4. Wow, great to come so close, beautiful photos.

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  5. Excellent pictures! The texture of the feathers is exceptional.

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  6. Hi Adam, I spotted your link on Our World Tuesday, and popped over here to visit. I love your bird pics . A Black-tailed Godwit visited our waters here in East Africa for a brief time over Christmas. I never realized that its breeding plumage is so vibrant (my bird book only has plates not photos) Thanks for sharing. Do you also link to Wild Bird Wednesday (a blog set in Oz) ? Have a great day. Jo (Tanzania)

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  7. All I can say is "Wow!! What brilliant colors!!!"

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  8. The breeding colors on the Godwit are beautiful! A lovely bird and wonderful photos.

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  9. Stunning colour in their breeding plumage. Well done.

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  10. Such an unusual breeding colour - so different from the final colour. And love the bonus reflections in these photos.

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  11. Awesome vibrant colors. Nicely captured.

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  12. Brilliant bird shots of the Godwit in summer plumage.

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  13. You're right Adam about the difference in the plumages, even at this time of year. Your pictures illustrate this really well. It's a long time since i visited Titchwell.

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  14. Beautiful photos! The rusty colour is very pretty.

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  15. Excellent photos, and very interesting fact about the mating plumage.

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