Posts by Chris Mills

February 18th & 19th 2019 A 2 day Exclusive Birding Tour in North Norfolk

Feb 18th 2019 Another great day visiting Holkham Shorelaeks, Snow Buntings, Spoonbills, Long-tailed Duck and Great White Egrets The day rounded off with yet another great raptor roost & a Barn Owl. I collected Peter and Sue from The White Horse, where we enjoyed breakfast together, chatted over their target birds and agreed the logistics fr the next two days. We arrived at Holkham and were…

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February 17th 2019 – An Exclusive Birding Tour in North Norfolk

A lovely day walking out at Burnham Overy and visiting Holkham fantastic numbers of Lapwing, also Spoonbill, Great White Egret & Russian White-fronted Geese. The day rounded off with a great raptor roost I collected Carl, Dodie, Sarah and Tony in Fakenham at 8.30 and we headed up to Burnham Overy Staithe. We were immediately greeted by vast numbers of birds! Brent and Pink-footed…

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February 16th 2019 – The persistence of a Merlin!

Non-guiding day Sheringham I headed up to my patch early. It was fairly quiet save 3 Eider moving east, a few Skeins of Pink-footed Geese, seemingly heading off in a Westerly direction. There was a nice group of 50 Yellowhammers and 12 Reed Bunting feeding on the topped barley. It was a warm, mild morning…

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February 12th Norfolk – A day on the patch

Non-guiding day at Sheringham  A relatively quiet day up on my local patch, but 2 Avocets moving west were the first of the year, and a Peregrine was also the first I had seen. Out on the sea there was 100+ Red-throated Diver and plenty of Guillemots, a single adult Kittiwake and adult Gannet moved West and East respectively. A Marsh Harrier also passed through heading inland. Another highlight was watching a superb young male…

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February 11th 2019 Norfolk An Exclusive Day Tour in The Brecks

A beautiful day in The Breckland area with Goshawks, the first singing Woodlark, Hawfinch, Bramblings, Crossbill and a delightful encounter with 2 Otters! I met up with Bob in Swaffham at 9am for an exclusive days guided birding. We started the day South of Swaffham and were soon enjoying a flock of Yellowhammers feeding and perching up in a hedgerow. A Sparrowhawk whizzed by and our attention was soon distracted by my first singing Woodlark of the year. The…

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February 8th Norfolk Exclusive Day Tour 2019

A windy day in the Holkham & Wells area, but still bird-filled with Shorelarks, Snow Buntings, Black Brant & a raptor roost! I collected Araba and Lily from Hidolveston today, for an exclusive day out. We arrived at Holkham with grey skies and strong blustery SW wind, birding wasn’t going to be easy! However, the…

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February 5th Norfolk Exclusive Day Tour 2019

A lovely winter’s day birding filled with wildfowl and special birds! I picked up Steve & Debbie from the White Horse at Brancaster and we started with some nice easy birding just at the back of the pub, out on the saltmarsh. There was a lovely selection of birds, lots of Dark-bellied Brent Geese, Teal,…

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February 1st -3rd Norfolk Winter Tour 2019

February 1st – Raptor raptures & scores of Scoters I collected an exclusive of group of 6 today at just after lunch and we headed up to Holkham. On arrival we enjoyed several Red Kites and Marsh Harriers, plus a lovely group of c1000 Dark-bellied Brents, plus lots of Pink-footed Geese and thousands of Wigeon…

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Monday 21st -25th January – Norfolk Winter Birding Tour

Day One 21st January – A day of Owls & Geese! We started this winter tour on a cold frosty morning near locally near Bintree Mill and were soon enjoying 2 Barn Owls, the second Barn owl was watched hunting down a ride, just lovely to watch. We then headed to another spot nearby where…

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Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th January 2019

Norfolk 2 day Winter birdwatching tour Nice start to the day at Hunstanton with a drake Common Eider, a Peregrine, Shag, 100+ Dark-bellied Brents plus 25+ Fulmar. We then headed to Thornham, stopping off for a nice flock of c200 Linnets in the nearby fields. Down at the harbour we were soon watching 12 Twite coming into drink, there was also 5 Rock Pipits here and great views of 4…

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