Category: North Norfolk coast

Redshanks vs Spotted Redshanks

Redshanks are a common wader found, year-round, on the marshes of the north Norfolk coast. At any time of year, on a visit to  RSPB Titchwell, Snettisham or the NWT Holme Dunes you often see redshanks probing their bills into the mud for insects, worms, and crustaceans. This year has even seen them returning to breed…


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…


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…


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…


Autumn along the West Bank at Titchwell

After a prolonged spell of easterly storms in the North Sea, the weather had finally cleared giving us a clear day. There were some reports of waxwings and some lingering migrants along the coast at Titchwell RSPB reserve, hopefully they would provide some good photo opportunities . A quick look along the Fen Trail to the Fen…


Wildfowl on Cley Marshes

Another very bright mid November day along the Norfolk coast. With the daytime temperature still above 18 degrees at Cley Marshes, the Dragon flies and butterflies were still the wing. The winter visitors were  still a bit thin on the ground, reports of a small flock of Snow buntings on the shore heading for Sheringham and…


Autumn Fungi Foray

After a visit to Dersingham Bog NR, guided by a  Natural England warden,  to look at the various fungi that can be found in the autumn. We decided to return when the light was better to see if we could get some images. It was a beautiful day with good light quality. Dersingham Bog NR The…


Photography Workshop at Norfolk birding

This year my wife treated me to a day’s Photography Workshop at Norfolk birding. I felt that my efforts at trying to capture quality images needed some help. Despite really poor weather conditions I spent an excellent day working with Chris Mills. Itinerary for the day  The morning was spent working firstly on my knowledge…