Birds including Knots, Oystercatchers, Sanderlings, Black and Bar Tailed Godwits and Plover took to the sky in search of food

Heading off into the sunset: Thousands of birds fill the sky

Credit: Dan Kitwood/Getty Waders take to the skies to seek new feeding grounds as the tide comes in at the Snettisham nature reserve in Norf.

These long-beaked godwits were among the wading birds which temporarily relocated

Heading off into the sunset: Thousands of birds fill the sky

“The RSPB’s Snettisham Nature Reserve lies on the edge of The Wash, one of the most important bird estuaries in the United Kingdom. The Wash, on England’s east coast, supports over birds, and Snettisham sometimes holds more than a third of.

The birds flood into the sky after rising tides covered their regular feeding ground

Heading off into the sunset: Thousands of birds fill the sky

The birds flood into the sky after rising tides covered the brids' regular feeding ground

Amazing: Tens of thousands of waders descend on Britain's coasts every winter

Out of Africa? No, Norfolk! Huge cloud of waders visit the Wash

The amazing scenes - which take place when waders visit our coast every winter - were snapped by photographer Craig Jones in Snettisham, on the Wash in Norfolk.

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