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17th March 2020 – A day looking for Goshawks

An exclusive day mainly aimed at seeing Goshawks. We started in N Norfolk at my local site, it was an ideal morning, with some sunny spells and a good breeze. We were rewarded very quickly with a single male Goshawk skirting along the tree tops around 9.15am, then a lull with Buzzards dominating, at least…

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22nd February Day Two of three – Norfolk Winter Birding tour

Another rough day of v windy weather! However at least the sun came out today! We headed East to our first location, Halvergate marshes, where a friend Pete was stood waiting our arrival. His eyes fixed firmly on where a Short-eared Owl had just landed, unfortunately now out of view. Eventually after searching for a…

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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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18th February 2020 – U3A day in the Broads

Today myself and Gary Elton guided a U3A group of 12 people out in The Broads. We started the day by heading to the Acle area and were pleased to find a superb group of 18 Cranes present. Also Shelduck, 3+ Marsh Harrier, Lapwing and Kestrel whilst enjoying the Cranes. The next stop was near…

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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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