Wading birds . In winter large numbers of waders especially Knot and Golden plover and Oystercatchers gather on the mudflats at Snettisham RSPB reserve in Norfolk. first are images from a  recent (2021) visit to the awe inspiring flocks of waders at Snettisham RSPB; Following these are images from 2014  just before most of the reserve including two key hides were destroyed due to a tidal storm surge . These images were taken from the shoreline from dawn onwards as the flocks of Pink footed geese came inshore the Golden Plover and other waders flew out to the mud banks on the rapidly receding tide.

A flight of Knot
A flight of Knot
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A huddle of Knot
A huddle of Knot
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Knot flock Snettisham
Knot flock Snettisham
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A swirl of Knot
A swirl of Knot

deliberate slow shutter speed to show movement of the throng!

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Knots landing!
Knots landing!
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The massed flock of Knot
The massed flock of Knot
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Some of the 90,000 strong flock
Some of the 90,000 strong flock
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Knot on the wing
Knot on the wing
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A flight of Knot
A flight of Knot
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