I took a stroll across Blakeney Freshes yesterday to look at a section of fencing that needs replacing. As I approached a crossing point over one of the larger dykes, I stopped to look at an area of fresh mud that had recently been dredged out by the Environment Agency. I was hoping that the mud would be a good place to look for animal tracks and I wasn’t disappointed.Continue reading...
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8 Jan 2020
Published: 8 January 2020
20 Dec 2019
Published: 20 December 2019
My first encounter with Blakeney Point was on my first visit to North Norfolk ten years ago. I remember it vividly. It was a long trudge, walking from Cley beach to the Lifeboat House in shoes fit for a town rather than the unforgiving shingle on the beach. My affection for this iconic strip of land has grown with every visit ever since.Continue reading...
2 Dec 2019
20 Nov 2019
Published: 20 November 2019
I love a bit of warm sunshine, just like the next person, but a small part of me always yearns for the autumn because its heralds the arrival of what I like to regard as some old friends; the beautiful pink-footed geese (Ansar brachyrhynchus).Continue reading...
28 Oct 2019
Published: 28 October 2019
Friary Hills is a favourite spot of mine. The ‘Hills’ in question are a past shoreline, left dry by the shifting sand and mud. The few precious metres of elevation afford a spectacular view across Blakeney Freshes and Blakeney Point to the sea.Continue reading...
10 Oct 2019
Published: 10 October 2019
The seal season will soon be upon us. Today whilst working on Far Point (the western extremity of the reserve), Leighton and I spotted a small group of heavily pregnant grey seal cows. They have been pregnant for a very long time and are patiently waiting for the pupping season to begin, probably with some degree of nervous anticipation. There is a lot riding on this.Continue reading...