Norfolk is a great county for birding, but it does lack moorland and seabird cliffs. Natural England keep turning down my proposals to introduce all four species of Grouse to the Holt-Cromer ridge, so I haven't even bothered submitting my Hunstanton Razorbill cliff proposals. Anyway, if you want to see seabirds nesting the closest place is Bempton. Cathy & I did indeed want to see seabirds nesting, so that is where we went. After costing and rejecting several public transport related options, we decided to go on a day trip with Chris Lansdell of Oenanthe Birding Adventures. You can find out details here if you are interested: http://www.oenanthe.co.uk/.
The cliffs looking south
Puffin - Not as numerous as the other seabirds, but several were mixed in with the other auks on the sea, plus this little fella
'Bridled' Guillemot - click to enlarge
A Razorbill watches a Kittiwake be weird
Afterwards we had a quick look at Hornea Mere, which was rather quiet other than half of the world's population of Canada Geese (and Swan Goose x greylag, Canada x Greylag...just like home). Our final stop of the day was at Narborough Railway Line. Very few butterflies about, a first Meadow Brown of the year and a few Common Blues was about it. The first Pyramidal Orchids were poking through, and a female Emperor Dragonfly was also new for the year.