A choice of videos shot in different seasons.
The Wash is a bay lined with three sides measuring about 25 km north of King's Lynn. It lives to the rhythm of the sea, emptying completely during the equinox tides, to fill up again, twice a day.
Thousands of waders, in particular Golden plovers, Oystercatchers, as well as geese and ducks feeding right on the shore are gradually repelled by the rising tide. We then witness mass flights creating constantly changing drawings in the sky at the end of the day.
The RSPB reserve, which is accessed from Snettisham, is by far the ideal place to observe the flying flocks.
Gradually, the sun sets and, in the end, when we can no longer see much, the camera sensor still manages to distinguish birds seeking for a place on firm land to rest for the night.
Driving up from Cambridge to Downham Market, a vast area between the Old and New Bedford River is flooded in winter, the favorite place for many waterfowl species. The Welney Reserve, belonging to the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust, and that of Welches Dam, belonging to the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) are the most suitable places for bird watching from well-appointed caches.
Dabbler and diver ducks, geese and Lapwings meet there by the hundreds, not to mention a beautiful troop of Whooper swans trumpeting in the countryside.
We particularly observe the Wigeon, which we hear at several moments in this short video. We will also notice the Egyptian goose and a Gadwall.
It's winter in Norfolk, a Barn Owl goes hunting just before sunset.