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  • Friday 25 November 2022

    Warham Greens - PALLID HARRIER, Ring-necked Duck, Hen Harrier

    Ormesby/Filby Broad - 1+ FERRUGINOUS DUCKS, Scaup
    Hopton - Red-rumped Swallow
    Methwold - Great Grey Shrike
    Northrepps - Waxwing flew W
    How Hill - Osprey, Water Pipit
    Clippesby - 2 Tundra Bean Geese
    Holkham - 11 Shorelarks, 50 Snow Buntings, released White-tailed Eagle; Red-necked Grebe, 4 Slavonian Grebes, Great Northern Diver, 4 Velvet Scoters
    Cley - Lapland Bunting flew over, 13 Snow Buntings, 3 Water Pipits, Little Stint, 3 Caspian Gulls; Pomarine Skua, Great Northern Diver offshore
    Caister - 7 Snow Buntings
    Cromer - 2 Snow Buntings flew W, Little Gull
    Salthouse - 1+ Twite
    Titchwell - Scaup, Siberian Chiffchaff, Spotted Redshank; Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe
    Whitlingham CP - 2 Scaup
    Holme - Purple Sandpiper; Great Northern Diver on sea
    Sheringham - Purple Sandpiper, Caspian Gull
    Welney - Cattle Egret, 3 Short-eared Owls
    Dersingham - Hen Harrier
    Egmere - Hen Harrier

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Its geographic location and wide diversity of habitats combine to make Norfolk one of the very best counties in Great Britain for birdwatching – whatever the season.

Whether its booming bitterns or sky-dancing marsh harriers over the reedbeds of the north coast, wildfowl and waders wheeling over the immense mudflats of The Wash or the haunting calls of roosting cranes in the Broads, Norfolk can deliver a truly memorable wildlife experience all year round.

The Bird ID Company The county boasts a list of over 420 species, including some very rare resident species, breeding and winter visitors, passage migrants and many vagrants. It is one of the few counties in Britain where it is possible to see in excess of 100 bird species on any given day without too much effort. So it’s not surprising that a birdwatcher’s calendar is not complete without a visit to Norfolk and most visit many times during the year.

However, it's appeal is much broader than just birds, with over 100 miles of unspoilt coastline, habitats ranging from the dune slacks and marshes of Holkham to the arid heathland of the Brecks and a range of unusual or sought-after non-bird species, which include swallowtail butterflies in the Broads and the seal colony on Blakeney Point, Norfolk genuinely offers something for every interest.

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