Walking

Although it was rather a grey day when I went for this walk at Burnham Overy Staithe at the weekend the marsh was an amazing russet/red. It seems that with this fine, late autumn weather we are having it is not only the trees that are a spectacular colour.

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It was a still day – amazingly no wind – but there was the mournful sound of curlews calling to each other. They were in the creek, and camouflaged by the mud …. hidden from view.

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Looking inland the tide was out and I love to see the meandering channels that are cut into the mud by the water.

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Further round, and looking the other way out to sea through the marram grass, is Scolt Head Island  which is a National Nature Reserve. It was late afternoon, the clocks had gone back and beginning to get dark – the brent geese and pink-footed geese were flying in to roost on the marsh for the night.

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2 thoughts on “Walking

  1. Charlotte

    I can’t seem to escape from salt marshes at the moment – I’m digging into them, analysing them, reading about them, writing about them, all from a purely scientific point of view. Nice to read about them from a different side of things for a change 🙂

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