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The Snettisham Spectacular, or Wader Spectacular

In early Autumn a high pressure weather system settled over much of England producing some crystal clear skies. This combined with an exceptionally high tide provided us with ideal conditions to witness one of the UK’s must see Wildlife spectacles. It is one of the highlights of the Norfolk birding calendar. Along the coast of…


Ducks & Swans Quiz

Ducks and Swans Quiz  – Can you identify the following 20 birds? Test your observational skills on this quiz to see how you do and compare your score to others Back to Quiz Page for more.    


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…


Early Spring at the RSPB Titchwell Reserve

After a what seemed a very long winter unable to venture too far from home it was great to be able to walk out to the beach at the RSPB Titchwell reserve and take in the early spring sun and the reserves wildlife getting ready for the breeding season. Plus the opportunity to get to…


Fallow Deer

Early September, and although the day started a bit misty on the coast, there was the promise of some pleasant sunshine in the forecast. We decided to head out for the Holkham area to look at the possibility of getting some shots of fallow deer. With allegedly more deer in the UK now than in…


Winter Owls along the Norfolk Coast

After a week of pretty poor weather and a complete soaking on Thursday. Fridays forecast looked much better and true enough it turned out to be one of those bright crisp February days. Ideal for wrapping up and heading out to the coast. We’ve seen that along the coast towards Holkham there were a number of…


Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve

Living in North Norfolk our bird watching trips often draw us the to the coastal marshes and seashore. Were the possibility of catching a glimpse of a passing migrant or a close view of a wader is always on the cards. However a little way inland from the coast is the Sculthorpe Moor Nature reserve.  Its is area of…


Diary of Nest Camera

We’ve had nest boxes up in the garden for many years now and over the years we’ve had Blue Tits nesting fairly regularly usually successfully. A few years ago we put up a new box on the side of the potting shed with a wireless nest camera fitted. The first year although put up late…


Preventing scuba masks from fogging

One of the other problems I found when trying out the underwater camera was that it’s essential that you keep your mask from fogging up. I had always used the tried and tested, spitting on the inner surface of the mask and wiping it all around with your finger followed by rinsing the mask in freshwater. For some reason this…