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Birding in Norfolk with The Biggest Twitch - Day 3

With news of a White-rumped Sandpiper at RSPB Snettisham, there really only was one place we would be going at dawn on Day 3, and sure enough, there it was! Wow, this weekend was really coming up trumps for great birds. Snettisham at high tide is about quantity as well as quality and there were tens of thousands of waders all around us. Another fantastic start to a birding day!

Clouds of birds

Clouds of birds in the sky

Oystercatcher and Turnstone

Some birds were closer than others!

After a well-earned fry up breakfast, we returned to RSPB Titchwell, by now in bright sunshine.

Titchwell in the sunshine

Seawatching at Titchwell

A seawatching session gave us Arctic Skua, Gannet, terns, Guillemot, Eider, Scaup at sea and Yellow-legged Gull on the beach, amongst many other species

Close encounter with a Black headed Gull

A Black-headed Gull came up to our feet looking hopefully for food, far more polite than the aggressive Herring Gulls we're used to at home!

Great Crested Grebe family

We watched this young Great Crested Grebe being fed an enormous fish, and then still begging for more

Juvenile Yellow Wagtail

A juvenile Yellow Wagtail came close to the Parrinder Hide


Bathtime for Yellow Wagtail and Meadow Pipit

We called in at RSPB Lakenheath on our way home, and enjoyed another good birding spectacle with Hobby, Red Kite, 2 Bitterns and more Bearded Tits.

Concentrated birding

Scanning the reeds for Bitterns

The butterflies were pretty stunning too, with fresh Peacocks, Small Tortoiseshells and Red Admirals about.

Red Admiral

Beautiful Red Admiral

All in all, it was a fantastic birding weekend, with well over 130 species on the list. Too many to list here but just some of the highlights were:

    * Spoonbill
    * Egyptian Goose
    * Montagu's Harrier
    * Red Kite
    * Hobby
    * White-rumped Sandpiper
    * Avocet
    * Bittern
    * Stone Curlew (22 birds!)
    * Little Ringed Plover
    * Ruff
    * Spotted Redshank
    * Green Sandpiper
    * Curlew Sandpiper
    * Little Stint
    * Arctic Skua
    * Yellow-legged Gull
    * Mediterranean Gull
    * White-winged Black Tern
    * Little Tern
    * Turtle Dove
    * Nightjar
    * Yellow Wagtail
    * Cetti's Warbler
    * Dartford Warbler
    * Bearded Tit
    * Corn Bunting

Many thanks to Sonia, Roger and Mike for making this such an enjoyable weekend, and we hope you enjoyed the fabulous birding as much as we did.

If we've tempted you with the tales of our birding weekends in Norfolk and you'd like to experience the best of Norfolk birding with The Biggest Twitch for yourself, why not join us for one of our autumn trips? Please email us on for more information and to book your place. We look forward to sharing great birds with you!


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