Apr 042022
First trip to Norfolk for 2022

Guaranteed to boost the year list, is an early new year trip to the north Norfolk coast. Bristling with waders, ducks and geese and one or two special wintering birds. It’s difficult to pull in all the sites on a day trip but we managed, Titchwell, Holkham, Cley, Stiffkey, Wells and Hunstanton. During the day we managed 79 species including the following highlights – Spotted Redshank, c3000 Common Scoter, Red-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Red-breasted Merganser, Water Pipit, Snow Bunting, Chiffchaff, Eider Duck, Great White Egret, Red Kite, a 1st winter Waxwing at Cley, Merlin, Cattle Egret and Fulmar at […]

May 312021
A Few Days in North Norfolk

We decided to spend a few days away in North Norfolk, basing ourselves at Blakeney. The first three days were pretty dreadful, with heavy rain on and off and a very cold North Westerly wind. These conditions made photography and birding extremely difficult. Fortunately there were a few birds hanging on from the previous week and we managed to see Common Crane, Temminck’s Stint, plenty of Spoonbills, a Great White Egret and a few Red Kite to kick start the week. A few Short-eared Owl were hunting the marshes between Cley and Salthouse and after some patience we were rewarded […]

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