Posts by Chris Mills

22nd-25th May 2019 – Norfolk 3 Day Group Spring Birdwatching Tour

22nd May Day One – Snettisham, Holme and Titchwell We started the day with a high tide at Snettisham where there was a spectacular number of Grey Plover, well over 1000 and mainly in full summer plumage! Also lots of Dunlin, Knot, Oystercatcher, Redshank , Sanderling, Bar-tailed Godwit, with smaller numbers of Ringed Plover and…

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May 15th 2019 Norfolk Exclusive day

I met up with Amanda, Michael, Sharon & Mike at Fakenham and we spent a very relaxed day in the Holme area, it proved an excellent choice with a wide range of species, just under 70 in total. We did stop off en-route and enjoyed the lovely 6 Dotterel still showing fairly well in the…

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Extremadura bird tour Spain May 6th -13th 2019

SPAIN EXTREMADURA BIRDWATCHING TRIP REPORT 6th – 13th May 2019 Tour leader – Chris Mills Participants:-  Annie Bird, Peter Chapman, Karen Hunt, Gerry Elliott, Francois Trudel, Jean Wardle & Paul Wilton ACCOMMODATION This tour was arranged on a Self-catering basis with a continental breakfast included. The group stayed in two beautiful white washed houses in…

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May 2nd 2019 – Norfolk Exclusive guided birding tour

I met up with John & Sue out in the Broads today. We headed off to Potter Heigham Marshes. It was a great morning with lots of activity. Almost immediately on arrival we were hearing and then scoping a Cuckoo! There was a showy Sedge warbler singing nearby and a quick scan of the nearby…

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April 30th 2019 – Norfolk Exclusive guided birding tour

Today I guided Paul and Alison, collecting them from Burnham Overy. We set off and visited the Holkham NNR. It was a nice morning, with a bit of a gusty breeze. First of all, from a vantage point we got a nice overall selection of birds, their first Spoonbills flew over and one landed to…

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Scottish Highlands Birding Tour April 13-20th 2019

Tour leader for Norfolk Birding – Chris Mills Participants:- Keith Barker, Adrian Bradley, Richard Butler, John Fell & Adrian Roach, Eric Shipley TOUR OVERVIEW The tour was again based at the lovely and spacious accommodation of Feith Mhor lodge. A big old hunting lodge, set in it’s own grounds with a large kitchen, dining room,…

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April 8th & 9th 2019 – Norfolk guided birding 2 day tour

April 8th Day One of two We started the day along the river at Santon Downham, it was surprising as it in just 3 days a lot of the Redpoll, Brambling and thrushes had moved on. Nevertheless, there was still a few smart male Brambling, plus Siskin, Treecreeper, Nuthatch and Marsh tit were evident. A…

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22nd March-24th March 2019 Day One of three day tour.

Day One 22nd March – Brilliant Brecks! Today started steadily, we arrived at Santon Downham and there was immediately lots of birds! Siskin, Brambling, Redpolls, Grey Wagtail all appeared very quickly within minutes of arrival. We then headed down the river. The Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers had been showing up till 9am, but we arrived a…

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