Friday 2 May 2014

Thursday 1st May - Hickling Broad Boat Trip (NWT)

19 club members gathered at Hickling Broad’s visitor centre for our boat adventure - we had exclusive use of both of their electric boats to enable us to get to parts of the Broad that are only accessible by boat.  Although we had plenty of sightings of raptors in flight or skimming over the reed beds they were too far away to get any decent shots.  We were able to get slightly closer to some waders and wildfowl but not close enough for most of us.  In spite of there being fewer birds than we had hoped for, everyone seemed to enjoy the trip and our two drivers from the Norfolk Wildlife Trust were excellent and provided us with some fascinating stories about the history of the Broads and some of the interesting characters involved.

After our day in the fresh air everyone seemed to have got quite an appetite so we made our way to the Greyhound Pub in Hickling village.  In spite of not pre-booking they made us all very welcome and served us with some superb food - a great end to another club outing.

Di Jackson
Events Secretary

Avocets in Flight by Keith Gilbert

Greylag by Dave Westall

There she blows by Christine Alcock

Up the Creek Without a Paddle by Andy Caws

Heron Flight by Roy Scrivener

Greylag on Nest by Dave Westall

Swan Aggression by Caroline Tillett

Dave and Joy by Christine Alcock

Intrepid Explorers by Di Jackson

Peacock by Geoff Lingwood

Panel of Three by Jan Murphy

Avocets Feeding by Tom Thurston

Duck Family by Roy Scrivener

Bottom's Up by Caroline Tillett

Duckling by Di Jackson

Grey Heron by Geoff Lingwood

Caroline by Roy Scrivener

Grey Heron by Tom Thurston

Egyptian Geese by Di Jackson

Great Crested Grebe by Tom Thurston

Grey Heron in Flight by Andy Caws

Rogues Gallery by Di Jackson

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