Waders Galore and more - Norfolk part 2
Our Norfolk week just got better and better...
We were up at dawn each day to see masses of Pink-footed Geese take off
Thousands and thousands of geese filled the skies, awesome.
Our perfect base for the week, the house overlooks the marshes
As you can see from this view
RSPB Titchwell provided amazing numbers of birds
The beach also produced brilliant birding, photo by Anthony Roberts
Spotted Redshank gave lovely views
Our one twitch of the week, watching White-rumped Sandpiper at Cley NWT
Gadwall pair relax in the Autumn sun
Rock Pipit at Thornham Harbour
The great birds just kept coming all day
Not just birds of course, Fallow, Muntjac and Chinese Water Deer as well as Brown Hare, Fox and Stoat on the mammal list
RSPB Snettisham provided a jaw dropping experience, stunning!
Yes those really are all birds!
As the tide rose birds took flight
Then the flocks massed on the lagoons
Very happy birdwatchers
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 last week of January and October, so if you'd like to enjoy a week of fantastic birding in wonderful locations, do contact us for details on firstname.lastname@example.org
. We look forward to hearing from you!