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 stevegantlett@btinternet.com  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: www.sgbirdandwildlifephotos.co.uk

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.

 
 
 
 
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 www.cleyswifts.blogspot.co.uk 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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