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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Day One – 8th November A tricky day dodging showers and dealing with a gusty NE wind! However, we still had a great day! We started at Burnham Overy and were soon watching several nice skeins of Dark-bellied Brents, plus skeins of Pink-footed Geese. Out over the marsh we were soon also enjoying regular Marsh…

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We started today with another sensational high tide! The pictures paint a thousands words, We also had Peregrine, Merlin, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and Marsh Harriers in and around the 50,000 Knot & other shorebirds. Also some nice groups of c800 Golden Plover and c30 Pintail, plus a great Pink-foot roost exit. On the way to Holme…

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With a steady NE wind we started the day at Cley with a seawatch. There was plenty to keep us occupied, with a steady procession of Dark-bellied Brents arriving from the East, plus several groups of Eider, numerous groups of Common Scoter, plus Shelduck, several Red-throated Divers including close inshore on the sea, numerous Guillemots…

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With the wind from the SW, we started the day with a couple of hours visible migration at Hunstanton, which proved a good decision. Highlights and the best numbers as follows:- Single Hawfinch, 2589 Chaffinch, 19 Brambling, 55 Greenfinch, 66 Siskin, single Redpoll, Tree Sparrow, 10 Rock Pipit & 36 Lapwing plus a Great Spotted…

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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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Norfolk 2 day Winter birdwatching tour Nice start to the day at Hunstanton with a drake Common Eider, a Peregrine, Shag, 100+ Dark-bellied Brents plus 25+ Fulmar. We then headed to Thornham, stopping off for a nice flock of c200 Linnets in the nearby fields. Down at the harbour we were soon watching 12 Twite coming into drink, there was also 5 Rock Pipits here and great views of 4…

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