Birding at Cley and more Rutting at Holkham.

 Sunday the 19th and we were out and about, back in Norfolk. The time in Warwick had been lovely but we were glad to be back here. We started the day at Cley and after a short spell looking for the Grey Phalarope, most of which was spent in amongst the reeds, we walked along the beach towards Salthouse. We found a solitary Snow Bunting and Wheatear, both giving themselves up for some photos.

 Once back near the car park, I spent some time getting some record shots of the Phalarope, this time showing somewhat better than earlier. Now it was time to move on to Holkham for the Fallow Deer again.

 The next few hours at Holkham provided a great show of the rut, with quite a few fights between the Stags. I was in a good position and at times the stags came so close I could only manage to fit the all important head clashes in the frame, most of the time!

 With Sarah sat up on a fallen tree trunk, we continued to enjoy this spectacle well into the afternoon.

 On the way back we stopped again at Cley to see the Grey Phalarope. With the sun in a different position than the first visit, it put on a good show before once again moving into the reeds.