Monday, 11 April 2011

Terns Return: World Still Working

The Sandwich Terns are back in Norfolk.

A lot's happened since they bailed out to Africa for the winter: major earthquakes, tsunamis, a nuclear catastrophe and City reaching an FA Cup semi-final.

But to paraphrase Ted Hughes on Swifts, if the terns have made it back again, the globe's still working.

The birds were making life a lot noisier for the mostly grey seals on Blakeney Point during our boat trip on Saturday morning. More pictures here.

The first returning Swallows of the year were also brightening up street wires in Salthouse and Gunthorpe.

And we got some great views of Marsh Harriers: at Gunthorpe (a first), Cley and this one at Lakenheath RSPB reserve on the way home.

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