Tag: <span>Norfolk</span>

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…


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…


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…


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…


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….


Curlew at Titchwell

On a recent trip to our local RSPB reserve at Titchwell, as well as some of the waders that overwinter in the area. We came across a solitary Curlew very close to the public footpath. During the winter you often see them at the reserve, but usually too far away to get good photos. However,…


-10 at Midday on the Norfolk Coast

February11th 8.00am, opened the back door and was greeted by clear blue skies, a covering of new snow. A temperature that you would associate with with high altitude, what some call an Alpine day. Ideal conditions for an outing to the north Norfolk Coast, in the hope of getting some shots of birds in winter. Plus with numerous reports…