Among the rarer birds we spotted on our holiday was a couple of spoonbills. They have relatively recently begun to breed in the UK and Cley Marshes is one of the best places to see them. They sweep their specialised bill sideways through the water and hopefully catch something tasty. It looks to me that the bird in the second picture has caught a fish.
We had distant views of marsh harriers and possible sightings of other birds of prey like kestrel and hobby. One of the more striking birds looking over Cley in particular were shellduck. Someone pointed out a little gull and I manged to get a reasonable shot and finally we were treated to a black headed gull feeding its chick with what looks like a regurgitated crab – yummy!