Posts by Chris Mills

21st February Day One of three – Norfolk Winter Birding tour

The birding at the moment is still a bit of a battle with the weather conditions. Winds of 25 mph average and gusts of 35-40mph making it pretty tricky at times. Nonetheless, with patience today we did reasonably well. First of all we walked the Little Ouse at Santon Downham, the river itself fairly well…

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Islay Birding Tour February 1st-8th 2020

Participants:- Chris Brock, Jane Kenney, Sally Leach, David Miller, Derek Pittman & Barbara York Tour Guide for Norfolk Birding – Chris Mills & Ryan Irvine OVERVIEW OF THE TOUR – This was a seven day winter tour to Islay, off the west coast of Scotland in Argyll. However, due to Strom Ciara and the prediction…

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26th January Day Three of three – Norfolk Winter Birding tour

We were heading to the Brecks today , but started birding just close by the accommodation where there was several nice flocks feeding in two local fields. There was at least 30 Yellowhammer, 20 Reed Bunting, 20 Chaffinch and several Brambling, plus a nice flock of c150 Linnet. We then stopped off at North Elmham…

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24th January Day One of three – Norfolk Winter Birding tour

 We started in the Sedgeford area, and were lucky to find the Eastern Yellow Wagtail still present and showing close just alongside the verge of the lane. It was with 2 Pied Wagtails and a few Meadow Pipits, apparently the EYW not seen again that day after we saw it fly East! Also a Red Kite and skeins of…

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18th January – Exclusive days guiding

A great start to the day with lovely views of the Rough-legged Buzzard. Followed by a nice morning around the Holkham NNR. We had masses of wildfowl from Burnham overy, other highlights Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, 40+ Ringed Plover, 2 Great White Egret, Cattle Egret, 150 Russian White-fronted Geese, c50 Snow Bunting…

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13th – 17th Norfolk Birding Winter Tour- Day Two of Five

14th January 2020 We started the day just north of the accommodation, where 2 farmland fields with lovely organic cover crop of Sorghum was attracting a pile of birds. The field was literally leaping with birds, over an hour, we had 200 Linnet, 60+ Chaffinch, c25 Brambling, 30+ Yellowhammer, 30+ Reed Bunting, plus Song Thrush,…

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