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Norfolk Houseparty Images from our brilliant birding week - Part 1

Here are just some of the photos we have taken during our brilliant week of birding in North Norfolk:

Burnham Overy Staithe

Burnham Overy Staithe, our base for the week, in the early morning sunshine



Avocet

Avocet at close quarters



Balcony Birding 2

Brilliant birding started right on our balcony



Balcony birding and rainbow

Rainbow leading straight to the marshes : a sign for birding gold?



Brent Geese at Dawn

Brent Geese at dawn



Bar tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwit



Barry and Wendy

Barry and Wendy enjoying some early morning birding



Barry

Barry scoping Spoonbill from the balcony!



Becky and Anthony

Becky and Anthony enjoying the birding view from the lounge



Berries

Hedgerows were brimming with hips, haws and berries



Black headed Gull

Black-headed Gull coming in close to investigate our picnic



Burnham Norton 2

Wonderful to go walking and birding along the seawall straight from our house



Burnham Overy Staithe 5

Burnham Overy Staithe, our perfect birding location for the week



Cranewatchers

Happy Cranewatchers, after seeing 2 Common Cranes coming in to roost, we also enjoyed views of Barn Owl, Tawny Owl and Short-eared Owl, as well as more Cranes from this spot!



Sunset Burnham Norton 2

Sunset, the end of another great birding day



Just a few of our highlights during the week:

Red-necked Grebe, Spoonbill, Whooper Swan, Pink-footed Goose (10s of 1000s!), Brent Goose, Egyptian Goose, Ruddy Shelduck, Red-crested Pochard, Eider, Long-tailed Duck, Velvet Scoter, Red Kite, Marsh Harrier, Hen Harrier, Merlin, Peregrine, Water Rail, Common Crane, Avocet, Golden Plover (1000s!), Knot (10s of 1000s!), Sanderling, Little Stint, Pectoral Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Ruff, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Pomerine Skua, Arctic Skua, Great Skua, Mediterranean Gull, Little Gull, Sandwich Tern, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Short-eared Owl, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Woodlark, Red-rumped Swallow, Whinchat, Stonechat, Ring Ouzel, Cetti's Warbler, Reed Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, Bearded Tit, Jay (100s!), Brambling, Lapland Bunting, Corn Bunting... and not forgetting Egyptian Vulture and Sacred Ibis!

More photos to come soon, so do check back! We're planning on running more Norfolk Houseparties next year in January and October, so if you'd like to enjoy a week of fantastic birding in wonderful locations, do contact us for details on info@thebiggesttwitch.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

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