Posts by Chris Mills

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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20th March 2019 A Great day patch birding at Sheringham

Sheringham BO, Norfolk, England, GB Mar 20, 2019 6:10 AM – 10:10 AM A great 4 hours of Viz-mig on my patch at Sheringham, the main highlights in bold below! White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)  1     Flew west along the ridge at 11am, lost to view 11.05 over Weybourne. An Immature bird seen at Cromer first…

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ISLAY TOUR REPORT Birding Tour of Islay 9th-16th March 2019

Participants:- Robin & Vivien Arbenz, Doug & Penny Boyd, Chris Brock, Derek Pittman and Marian Wootton. Tour Guide for Norfolk Birding – Chris Mills OVERVIEW OF THE TOUR This was a one week winter tour to Islay, off the west coast of Scotland in Argyll. We were a little less fortunate with the weather this…

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March 4th 2019 – Norfolk Exclusive guided birding day

A really nice exclusive day based around Stiffkey, Wells-next-the Sea & Holkham NNR area. Shorelarks, raptors, geese, egrets and Spoonbills! I collected Jane & Pauline from Cley and we headed towards Holkham. Stopping off initially at Stiffkey fen area, where a pair of Marsh harriers, plus 2 other individuals delighted as they flew by at…

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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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