Tag: RSPB

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…


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…


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…


The private life of the Dunnock.

There’s an old saying that you never stop learning and that’s never more true than when you start looking at the natural world . The other day, at RSPB Titchwell, we saw a Dunnock busily collecting insects for its’ chicks. It’s a bird we often see in the garden and is known for its’ secretive…


Global Traveller

One of our regularly walks when out at Titchwell is to the beach.  Usually we turn right in the hopes of seeing the small seal colony, that rests up in one of the creeks that flow out into the sea.  On this walk we decided to head in the other direction and try to get some…


Bempton Cliffs

Having travelled down to Pembrokeshire last June to visit Skomer. In the hope of getting some photos of the sea birds especially the Puffins. We thought that a trip up to Yorkshire and the Flamborough head area this year might provide another opportunity. Not knowing much about the east coast above the Norfolk area we didn’t know…


The European Nuthatch

On a visit to the RSPB’s reserve at Arne, Dorset in June we came across this Nuthatch, who seemed to be washing seeds in a small pool. Earlier in the year on a visit to the Hawk and Owl Trust’s Sculthorpe Moor Reserve, Norfolk we saw a nest box where a pair were feeding young….