Seals on the beach | RSPB Titchwell Marsh

Monday, October 06, 2014

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On a sunny afternoon back in August we took a drive out to Titchwell Marsh on the north Norfolk coast, between Thornham and Burnham Deepdale. The site is an RSPB reserve which is certainly one you ought to visit if birdwatching is your thing. They have a marvellous visitor centre shop and cafe as well as a large hide as well but the most impressive thing was the staff. There was a lovely lady in the car park who talked me through the site and made me feel most welcome, then in the visitor centre a very friendly chap asked us a very good question; what would we like to see, what interested us? In typical Sophie fashion I reeled off a short list of things you may never see in that location (thankfully I didn't say unicorn) but put more emphasis upon taking photographs of things that caught my eye as opposed to straight birdwatching.

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The chap told us about how there were a number of seals spotted on the mouth of the estuary(?) that afternoon, with them being inquisitive creatures not minding people nearby in the least. We set out down the path to the sea then walked along the empty beach that seemed to stretch out in front of us for miles. There are plenty more photos from the afternoon but there are so many shots of the seals I wanted to share that I'll save them for a rainy day.

Seals on the beach at RSPB Titchwell Marsh Norfolk

One fella was such a poser and pulled all sorts of impressive moves, most amusing to see!

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The main group stayed sunbathing on the sand while at least one was swimming at all times, several others joined it but returned onshore again, at one point there were three all swimming. It was so entertaining to see them popping their heads up and bobbing around before vanishing under water.

Seals on the beach at RSPB Titchwell Marsh Norfolk

Seals on the beach at RSPB Titchwell Marsh Norfolk

Seals on the beach at RSPB Titchwell Marsh Norfolk

Favourite selfie? The seals and I.

Seals on the beach at RSPB Titchwell Marsh Norfolk

It was a brilliant afternoon!

Sophie

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5 comments

  1. Awwww!! You got such amazing shots!! It seems a little like a more beachy version of our Farne Islands where the seals come for breeding season. I love this post! It's most certainly on my list of places to visit down south now haha.

    xo

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  2. Oh I love the seal photos. And the button detail on your dress is lovely also!

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  3. Those seals are so adorable and look so funny just chilling out. They were definitely posing for you :) xx

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  4. So, you know I work for them right? And all the times I've been to Titchwell (I'm their fundraising officer) I have NEVER seen seals. So jealous!! xx

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