Snettisham Norfolk Dec 2008.

My last birding trip of the year and my dad and i went to snettisham. Unfortunately the weather was very cloudy and dull to say the least. On arrival before sunrise we were met by the continuing waves of geese flying overhead from the mudflats. There were thousands moving inland, and what a sight to see. As one wave vanished another would take off and make themselves heard, truly breathtaking.

On the first pit were a pair of Red breasted mergansers showing well, but my images were just record shots because of the dullness, and unfortunately they didnt hang around either, after a couple of minutes they took flight and headed out to sea.

There were good numbers of goldeneye and wigeon present amongst the wildfowl. The weather typically started to brighten as we had to set off, but the geese spectacle first thing as we arrived made for an unforgettable end to the year.