My First Visit in Strumpshaw Fen – Birds Reserve


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This morning I senselessly spent couple hours at Marriott’s Way near Costessey, on my favorite bridge, siting on my folding chair and trying catch any nice bird photo. I didn’t take anything!

2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 01NIKON D7000 (8mm, f/6.3, 1/320 sec, ISO400)

 

My usual birding place

A little angry I came home and I started to look for information about best birding places in Norfolk.

Quickly I found that Norfolk is the one of the best places in the UK for taking birds photos!

I decided to choose Strumpshaw Fen near Brundall.

I had to pay entry fee £3.50 which was reasonable. I got a paper map, and a few instructions for the first time visitor.

 

2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 38NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/6.3, 1/125 sec, ISO400)

Strumpshaw Fen reserve enterence

My first impression was not very good. Everywhere was quite quiet, no birds etc. The temperature was about 35C!

I found a small river. Over the water hundreds of dragonflies was flying. I wasted 30 min to try catch on my camera just one of them. It was impossible for me. They were to quick.

I found one hide opposite to almost completely dry lake (fen) witch no signs of life…

Bored and disappointed I decided to keep going and I found a second, nice tower hide. I entered and I realised I was just a one person inside.

bird-tower-hideHTC Desire HD A9191 (4.92mm, f/0, 0 sec, ISO109)

 

2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 02NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/640 sec, ISO360)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 03NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 04NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 05NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 06NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 07NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 08NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 09NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/640 sec, ISO360)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 10NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/640 sec, ISO320)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 11NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/1000 sec, ISO200)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 12NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/1000 sec, ISO200)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 13NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/640 sec, ISO280)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 14NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/1000 sec, ISO200)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 15NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 16NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 17NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 18NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/1250 sec, ISO200)
2012.08.18 - Strumpshaw Fen - 19NIKON D7000 (420mm, f/7.1, 1/500 sec, ISO400)

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