|Cormorant #1 near the "Not really dunes"|
Fresh from debuting at Mistress Maddie's lakeside retreat, the cormorants have returned to their rightful place on the North Norfolk coast. Well, two or three of them have, anyway.
I wonder if the rest stopped off in Devon...?
Anyway, I spied these three (possibly two, as the first one I spotted could have flown along the coast, overtaking me, before settling on a big, rusty knob at the end of a groyne) during Saturday's lunchtime wander. They're sporting little head crests which is a sure sign of mating season!
|The tide was in...|
|... so I had to walk behind the revetments...|
|... in the not-really-dunes|
|Straight on to Denmark or Norway. Or follow the revetment to...|
|... the End-of-the-Line complete with cormorant capper (Cormorant #2)|
(the big splash is a wave breaking on the Sidestrand/Trimingham revetments)
|Cormorant #3 (or possibly #1 or #2) on the slipway groyne at Overstrand's main beach|
|Overstrand main beach looking west towards Cromer...|
|... and Cromer Pier|
And the following cormorant-less* photos are from this morning's perambulation after I'd taken The Little Witch to school.
|Overstrand's main beach again|
|And Cromer Pier in the distance|
|A groyne taking a pounding|
|Just look at all that salty spray!|
|Shit! The chandelier's in shot!|
|At the bottom of the Coast Road slipway|
|Overstrand's east beach|
|Heading home (no, I'm not climbing up the cliff, I'm walking up the slipway)|
* Have you enticed them back to Devon, Ms Scarlet?