Exclusive Two Day Tour Snettisham High Tide 22nd September

We had not been travelling far when I noticed a Great White Egret in a field near Sculthorpe, an unusual location for this species, we pulled over and had a good look at it! This was followed by another fantastic visit to Snettisham RSPB for a Norfolk Birding High Tide spectacular. A stunning performance from the 50,000+ Knot & 2 juvenile Peregrines. One of the Peregrines taking ten attempts into the masses to finally arrive with breakfast!

There was also good numbers of Bar-tailed, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Dunlin, Sanderling, Grey Plover, Curlew, Ringed Plover and Turnstone. Also 4 Spotted Redshank were roosting out on the gravel pits.

The masses takes to the skies as the first of two Peregrines are inbound!
The flocks of Knot passing by close and overhead
The flocks of Knot passing by close and overhead
The flocks of Knot passing by close and overhead
Mixed flock of shorebirds, Dunlin, Sanderling & Ringed Plover along the shoreline.
One of the hunting juvenile Peregrines passes by heading for the roosting waders
After many attempts the young Peregrine appears with prey, a shorebird.
A very approachable juvenile Knot along the shingle on the way out

There were also 2-3 Marsh harriers hunting and Kestrel over the saltmarsh. There was also a light passage of Meadow Pipits, a few Siskin and a Yellow Wagtail also flew overhead.

We then headed to Titchwell, where we took a walk out to patsy’s pool and then headed on to the autumn trail. A good selection of wildfowl with increasing numbers of Wigeon, Shoveler, Teal, Gadwall. Waders present Avocet, Ruff, Dunlin, Ringed Plover, 2 Golden Plover & Lapwing. There was also a nice adult Mediterranean Gull that dropped in amongst the other roosting gulls.