Posts by Chris Mills

3rd-5th July Bucks U3A group

3rd July – Wells-next-the-sea & Titchwell – We started a 3 day tour today, with a group of 6 from a Buckinghamshire U3A group. Birding started in earnest at North Point, Wells-next-the-sea and we had just over 2 hours of excellent birding, at this recently established wetland. There was plenty of Reed and Sedge Warbler…

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Uists Birdwatching Tour Sunday 9th June – Saturday 15th June 2019

Tour leader – Chris Mills Norfolk Birding Participants Emma Begg, Chris Brock, Susan Frawley, Bob Hastings, Susan Horne, Janet  Mitchell and Barbara Smith Accommodation The tour was based on 5 star self-catering accommodation and 4 star Bed & Breakfast. The accommodation on North Uist is extra special! A fantastic architect designed & re-fitted house with amazing moorland &…

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Outer Hebrides and Mull – Birdwatching Tour 31st May – 8th June 2019

Tour leader – Chris Mills Norfolk Birding Participants Jenny & Bob Baker, Jan Binnie, Elaine Birkin, Dan Martin, Shenagh Gilliard and Peter Leach. Accommodation The tour was based on 5 star self-catering accommodation and 4 star Bed & Breakfast. The accommodation on North Uist is extra special! A fantastic architect designed & re-fitted house with…

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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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