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Discussion in 'Wildlife Corner' started by Scrungee, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. Scrungee

    Scrungee Well known for it

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    Thinking of a visit to Norfolk as they should be turning up now, and pupping soon Horsey Beach - 2018 All You Need to Know Before You Go (with Photos) - Horsey, England | TripAdvisor

    A bit cold this time of year for pitching a tent at an open all year campsite, and we're running out of online booking accounts where if I recommend a 'friend' such as Mrs Scrungee, or she recommends me, we each get £15 back, which normally makes B&B as cheap as camping.

    B&B prices in Norfolk seem rather expensive, but I've got a £15 off a night's B&B offer if I book by the end of this month, so thinking that a trip in early December should provide some seal pup photo opportunities.

    Is that a good time?
     
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    Redshank.
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    Redshank and Green Sandpiper, obviously had a falling out!!:smile:
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    • Scrungee

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      It's a "voluntary closure". There's always some idiots who'll get too close. Last school half-term hols I was at an RSPB reserve and some visitors were walking right out to the water's edge and putting up all the birds, further along a couple were picnicking on the beach whilst their kids threw stones at the birds.

      I only need to get within 200 feet to take pics like the one below from that article.

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        That's as close as you want to get to the stinking things! Cute, but christ they smell foul!
         
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          @longk If you think one smells foul then you really don't want to catch a whiff of these!!!

          I tied a cloth around my face when I took them. :heehee:

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            If you think that is bad you should try a mahoosive colony of seals wallowing in Albatross crap :yikes:
             
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