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.


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.


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


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.


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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