Tag: Redshank

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…


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…


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…


Frampton Marsh

A casual conversation over a cup of coffee at Titchwell reserve with a fellow birder. Suggested that as Frampton Marsh coastal wetland reserve was about the same distance from our base it might be worth a visit at this time of the year. Well the distance was right only 10 mins more according to the…


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…


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…


Panasonic DMC-FZ45 Digital Camera

What a good camera the Panasonic DMC-FZ45 is turning out to be for taking wildlife images, finally got a chance to try it out at the local bird reserve last week, in prefect weather conditions. Although it was a bit late in the day, so most of the birds had moved away from the paths…