Tag: Norfolk

Sculthorpe Moor reserve never fails to impress

A visit to the Hawk and Owl Trust Sculthorpe Moor Nature Reserve in Norfolk never fails to impress. Living about half an hours drive from the reserve and a member of the Friends of Sculthorpe Moor we try to visit each month. Each changing season bringing a different look to the Moor and a new cast of wild…


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…


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…


Diary of a Great Tit Nest box Camera.

Latest News Tuesday 30th May :-  Three, Two and gone for this year. Warning tragic events.  We’ve had nest boxes in the garden  since moving to Norfolk in the late 80’s. Over that time we’ve had birds nesting  successfully in both the closed box and open fronted boxes. A few years ago, in 2014, we put up a…


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…


Kingfishers at Titchwell RSPB reserve

After many, NO dozens of visits to the Fen hide at Titchwell and enviously looking at the days sightings board only to see that earlier in the day kingfishers had made an appearance. I finally managed to visit on a day when one was allegedly making regular visits, so there was at last a chance of…