Steve Gantlett's   Cley Birds

This gallery features my bird and wildlife photo-diary. Since I live at Cley next the Sea, Norfolk, it comprises of photographs mainly from that area, but it also includes pictures from my travels further afield. Photographs are continually added in chronological order to view the latest images in this gallery, please just scroll down the page and enjoy.




All these images are copyright. If you would like to copy and use any of them elsewhere, please ask me first please email  Prints of all these photos may be purchased from 2.50 each; for details, see my other website, which contains a selection of my bird and wildlife photographs in systematic order, together with quite a few taken by my wife, Sue:

The north Norfolk village of Cley next the Sea is the home of birding in Britain.  The key habitats in the area include Cley Marshes Norfolk Wildlife Trust Reserve, Salthouse Marshes, Blakeney Point National Trust Reserve and Salthouse and Kelling Heaths.

Common Sandpipers, Cley, 19th July 2017.
Mediterranean Gull, Daukes Hide, Cley, 18th July 2017.
Swifts, Cley, 18th July 2017. Our Box 3 pair have today hatched their two eggs. Meanwhile, our three Swiftlets in Box 2 will soon be ready to fledge. See the full ongoing story on Sue's
Sandwich Tern, Cley, 18th July 2017.
Guillemot, Cley, 18th July 2017.
Long-billed Dowitcher, Cley, 16th July 2017.
Lapwing, Cley, 16th July 2017.
Marsh Harrier, Cley, 15th July 2017.
Avocets, Pat's Pool, Cley, 15th July 2017. About 164 on Pat's Pool this morning.
Black-winged Stilts, Potter Heigham, Norfolk, 14th July 2017. The celebrity pair have successfully raised all four young they can all fly now.
Garganey, Pat's Pool, Cley, 12th July 2017.
Roseate Tern and Little Gull, Minsmere, Suffolk, 11th July 2017.
Marsh Harrier, Minsmere, Suffolk, 11th July 2017.
Grey Heron, Minsmere, Suffolk, 11th July 2017.
Bittern, Minsmere, Suffolk, 11th July 2017.
Laughing Dove, Sandon, Hertfordshire, 10th July 2017.
Bee-eaters, East Leake, Nottinghamshire, 9th July 2017.
Golden-ringed Dragonfly, Marazion Marsh, Cornwall, 8th July 2017.
Beautiful Demoiselle, Cot Valley, Cornwall, 8th July 2017.
Amur Falcon, Polgigga, Cornwall, 7th July 2017. Well worth the quick dash to Cornwall   Britain's first twitchable Amur Falcon !
Goldfinches, Cley, 6th July 2017.
Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth, Kelling, 5th July 2017.
Common Darter, Kelling, 5th July 2017.
Spotted Redshank, Titchwell, Norfolk, 3rd July 2017.
Green Sandpiper, Cley, 2nd July 2017.
Essex Skippers, Cley, 2nd July 2017.
Barn Owl, North Elmham, Norfolk, 1st July 2017.
White-letter Hairstreak, Kelling, 1st July 2017.
Silver-washed Fritillary, Kelling, 1st July 2017.
Ringlet, Kelling, 1st July 2017.
Southern Hawker, Kelling, 1st July 2017.
Broad-bodied Chaser, Kelling, 1st July 2017.
Swifts, Cley, 28th June 2017. A foul northerly gale & rain at Cley today, so our three pairs have all spent most of the day indoors! (Follow the ongoing story on Sue's )
Black-winged Stilts, Potter Heigham, Norfolk, 26th June 2017.
Scarce Chaser, Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk, 26th June 2017.
Spoonbills, Simmonds' Scrape, Cley, 24th June 2017.
Yellow-legged Gull, Simmonds' Scrape, Cley, 24th June 2017.
Whitethroat, Salthouse, 24th June 2017.
Wood Sandpiper, Simmonds' Scrape, Cley, 24th June 2017.
Six-belted Clearwing Moth, Arnold's Marsh, Cley, 24th June 2017.
Redshank, Serpentine, Cley, 23rd June 2017.
Gadwall, Daukes Hide, Cley, 23rd June 2017.
Spotted Redshank, Simmonds' Scrape, Cley, 22nd June 2017.
Spoonbill, Cley, 22nd June 2017.
Spoonbills, Cley, 22nd June 2017.
Greenshank, Cley, 22nd June 2017.
Ruff, Cley, 21st June 2017.
Grey Herons, Cley, 21st June 2017.
Swifts, Cley, 20th June 2017. Two chicks have hatched in our Box 2 !  The full ongoing story on Sue's will be updated at the weekend but, now that the interloping Starlings have fledged this morning, we again have three boxes vacant for Swifts as well as three boxes occupied by Swift pairs.
Starlings, Cley, 19th June 2017.
Redshank, Cley, 19th June 2017.
Whimbrel, Cley, 19th June 2017.
White Admiral, Kelling, 19th June 2017.
Broad-bordered Bee Hawkmoth, Holt CP, Norfolk, 17th June 2017.
Greenshank, Simmonds' Scrape, Cley, 16th June 2017.
Black-tailed Skimmers, East Bank, Cley, 16th June 2017.
Otter, Cley, 15th June 2017. A single fishing in the main cut again this morning.
Little Gull, Watling Water, Cley, 14th June 2017.
Spoonbill, Simmonds' Scrape, Cley, 14th June 2017.
Turnip Sawfly, Cley, 14th June 2017. Literally millions swarmed westwards over the reserve this morning. .
Little Gull, Watling Water, Cley, 13th June 2017.
Red-footed Falcon, Frensham Common, Surrey, 11th June 2017.
Elegant Tern, Pagham Harbour, Sussex, 10th June 2017.
Black-winged Stilt, Potter Heigham Marshes, Norfolk, 9th June 2017. The additional male was back there again too.
Black-winged Stilts, Potter Heigham Marshes, Norfolk, 9th June 2017. The male attending to his precious four chicks.
Black-winged Stilts, Potter Heigham Marshes, Norfolk, 9th June 2017. The breeding pair.
Sedge Warbler, East Bank, Cley, 6th June 2017.
Black-winged Stilt, Cley, 3rd June 2017. The same bird as 18th May, back as another one-day wonder.


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