The day started very well with a short and quick stop for Stone Curlew, also accompanied nearby with another target…2-3 of the Tree Sparrows! There was 2 Stone Curlew and pretty reasonable views through the scope, I grabbed a quick record shot below whilst Tim & Ann enjoyed the scope views! We then headed South…

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Today I guided a couple in the Holme area and we visited all the various areas around the reserve. We recorded 73 species, the highlights today were c250 Dark-bellied Brents still present, a male Cuckoo calling, a nice selection of waders including, 4 Whimbrel, 65 Curlew, 100+ Golden Plover, Bar & Black-tailed Godwit, 6 Snipe,…

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With passage migration still slow along the coast with high pressure system and cold NE winds, we decided to head back down to the Brecks and South Norfolk. We started the day at Lynford Arboretum and a nice walk around the area in the sheltered woodland and sunshine, gave us a nice selection of birds.…

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We started out a later today to enable a look for Barn owl at the end of the day. We started off with a look for Goshawk, there were lots of Buzzards, a Red Kite 2 Sparrowhawks and 2 Kestrel but the Goshwawks were keeping out of sight. We then decided to head up to…

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On the second day of this Norfolk exclusive birding tour we headed down into South Norfolk and the Brecks. We stopped off several times to look for Stone Curlew but the cold spring seemed to have lessened their activity levels and I couldn’t locate them in the usual spots. However, there was great close views…

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A great start to the day when on arrival a Woodlark was singing and showing very well on the heathland, the nearby hedgerow also had a nice pair of Bullfinch. As we wandered around the heath at least 3 more Woodlark were heard and seen & at least 6 Stonechat were present. There was 6+…

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We headed for the Brecks today and had a slightly later start to allow the early morning rain to pass through. It was still damp and drizzly when we arrived at our first port of call. After a bit of searching I managed to locate 4 Stone Curlew still present, crouching and static looking a…

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Today was a very early start with a visit Snettisham, we just caught the high tide at 7.00am and there was a spectacular mass of 100,000 Knot, Bar-tailed Godwits, Curlew, Redshank, Dunlin and Oystercatchers. Today the birds were mainly out on The Wash, they were being disturbed by a hunting Peregrine and a Marsh Harrier.…

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I headed with the group straight to Holkham again, revisiting the Hawfinches seen in the last week. We stopped off en-route for a nice group of around c200 Fieldfare, the largest group I’ve seen so far this autumn. There was as expected a few Redwing scattered in amongst them. Once at Holkham we headed straight…

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Today was an exclusive general days birding for a couple. I collected them and we headed up towards Holkham. As we passed through mid Norfolk and stopped off on a quiet lane for a nice group of winter thrushes, 2-3 Red Kites and a flock of Redwing. We soon reached Holkham and headed out into…

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