Category: Wildlife

RSPB Titchwell Marsh in Summer

A Day at Titchwell Marsh This year we’d had a long period of summer days that started with great lighting for photography but quickly deteriorated into poor flat light. Finally we had the promise of a few days of bright, warm weather with clear skies. Plus a predicted low tide early in the day that…


Norfolk’s secret Common Seal Colony

Seals are a common sight on the Norfolk coast. It is home to a number of famous colonies both grey and common seals. Some years ago we came across a single common seal resting in one of the many small rivers outlets that flow across the beach. Thinking it was a one off visit by…


Grey Seals at Horsey, Norfolk

One of the UK’s great wildlife spectacles is the massive clouds of knot whirling over the shores of the Wash at Snettisham. It attracts both wildlife film crews and 100’s of visitors each winter.  The Grey Seals that give birth each winter on the beaches at Blakeney Point ( England’s largest colony), are another Norfolk wildlife event…


Sculthorpe Moor

Today we visited the Hawk & Owl trust reserve at Sculthorpe Moor. We thoroughly recommend this reserve as it’s a great place to get close to some of the woodland species. It has great hides, especially for photography. The visitor’s centre is always welcoming and informative. We are always impressed at the continuous improvements that…


Minsmere’s Amazing Adders

It was a bright, sunny day in early spring and we were on a morning walk in search of Minsmere’s amazing adders, Britain’s only venomous snake native to the UK. After watching last years BBC Springwatch programme, where they managed to track a number of the snakes, it seemed a good place to look. A…


Sanderling (R6WYWR) update

It was August 2015 when we spotted Sanderling (R6WYWR). We were  on one of our regular visits to the coast in north Norfolk, between Thornham and Brancaster. We were lookng for some of our early winter visitors and autumn migrants on their way south from the summer breeding grounds.  There were lots of groups of…


Winter Shorebirds and Waders

As we live near the sea we often visit the local Norfolk coastal marshes and beaches, especially during the winter months. There’s less people around and the birds seem to be a bit more tolerant. Its a great place to see our winter shorebirds and waders.  Holme, Titchwell Marshes and Cley are considered to be…


Late Winter walk at Titchwell RSPB reserve

With the winter showing signs of making way for spring and still a number of wintering visitors in residence we paid one of our regular visits to the Titchwell RSPB reserve. On this occasion we decided to take a quick look along the East Trail to the Fen Hide, just in case the kingfishers that…


Wakodahatchee Wetlands

For some years now, with family living in Florida we are regular visitors to the Palm Beach area. Each time we visit we have tried to seek out new and interesting places to spot wildlife, particularly the abundant bird life at various times of the year. Whilst looking at the Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail…


Winter at Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge

If you’re visiting Florida, and in particular the Orlando area, Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge on the east coast is well worth a visit, and only about 50 miles away. In fact you can combine a trip there and to the Space Centre as a day out.  Although December to April is best for wildlife, in summer you…