Today I met Ian and Helen for an exclusive days guided birding in North West Norfolk, they were fairly new to birding so we concentrated on looking mainly at the commoner shorebirds and wildfowl. We started the day early and were at Snettisham just after 7.30am to watch the shorebirds on the High tide there.…

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A nice day relaxed exclusive guided Birding day In Norfolk with Kelly and Robin around Cley, Salthouse & Kelling. We started with lovely and incredibly close views of this lovely singing Grasshopper Warbler! It was singing right out on top of the bramble for several minutes at Cley. Nearby there were several singing Sedge warbler…

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I met up with Vishi & Nidhi today at Swaffham and we then headed down into the Brecks. We started with some straightforward target birds Red-legged Partridge, also several Tree Sparrows but no sign today of last weeks Stone Curlew, as these were another target we quickly headed elsewhere. Fortunately the next stop provided 2…

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Today I met a couple at Burnham Norton and we then headed off to Burnham Overy and out to the West end of Holkham Pines, there was a lovely mixture of birds, some late wintering species and some summer migrants. A notable group of 25 Mediterranean Gulls were gathered just off the seawall, all in…

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The day started very well with a short and quick stop for Stone Curlew, also accompanied nearby with another target…2-3 of the Tree Sparrows! There was 2 Stone Curlew and pretty reasonable views through the scope, I grabbed a quick record shot below whilst Tim & Ann enjoyed the scope views! We then headed South…

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Today I guided a couple in the Holme area and we visited all the various areas around the reserve. We recorded 73 species, the highlights today were c250 Dark-bellied Brents still present, a male Cuckoo calling, a nice selection of waders including, 4 Whimbrel, 65 Curlew, 100+ Golden Plover, Bar & Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Snipe,…

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With passage migration still slow along the coast with high pressure system and cold NE winds, we decided to head back down to the Brecks and South Norfolk. We started the day at Lynford Arboretum and a nice walk around the area in the sheltered woodland and sunshine, gave us a nice selection of birds.…

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We started out a later today to enable a look for Barn owl at the end of the day. We started off with a look for Goshawk, there were lots of Buzzards, a Red Kite 2 Sparrowhawks and 2 Kestrel but the Goshwawks were keeping out of sight. We then decided to head up to…

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On the second day of this Norfolk exclusive birding tour we headed down into South Norfolk and the Brecks. We stopped off several times to look for Stone Curlew but the cold spring seemed to have lessened their activity levels and I couldn’t locate them in the usual spots. However, there was great close views…

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A great start to the day when on arrival a Woodlark was singing and showing very well on the heathland, the nearby hedgerow also had a nice pair of Bullfinch. As we wandered around the heath at least 3 more Woodlark were heard and seen & at least 6 Stonechat were present. There was 6+…

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