Taking flight in Blakeney

Geese flying across Blakeney Harbour at dusk
Geese flying across Blakeney Harbour at dusk

The bird watching pleasures of the Norfolk Coast need hardly be explained to the dedicated ornathologist.  Enthusiasts will already know it as an internationally renowned habitat.  However, simply by walking out in the marshes, even rank amateurs (like me) can appreciate the wonders of the flying formations of geese which pass over Blakeney Harbour.

We have been here less than a year, but the geese seemed to start in late Autumn and have continued all through the winter.  I notice them particularly in the early morning or at dusk when walking with the dog.

Geese in flight at Blakeney
Geese in flight at Blakeney

They sweep across the sky in great ‘Vs’, wheeling and swooping as they shift position and share the work of being at the head of the formation.  The patterns they make in the sky are something to behold in themselves, made all the more wonderful by the thought you are seeing them on just part of the huge journey they are making around the planet.

The photos were taken at dusk on a cold March evening.

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