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  • Sunday 21 April 2019

    Burnham Norton - Purple Heron
    Potter Heigham - Black-winged Stilt, Great Grey Shrike, 3 Garganey, 3 Great White Egret, Common Crane
    Welney WWT - 2 Temminck’s Stints, Great White Egret, Short-eared Owl
    Salthouse - 8 Ring Ouzels
    Burnham Overy - 4+ Ring Ouzels, 2 Redstarts
    Titchwell - Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Ring Ouzels, Whinchat, Water Pipit, Great White Egret, 3 Arctic Terns flew N
    Holme - 3 Ring Ouzels, Firecrest, Short-eared Owl
    Morston - 2 Ring Ouzels, Redstart
    Snettisham CP - Ring Ouzel, Blue-headed Wagtail hybrid
    West Runton - Ring Ouzel, Whinchat, Hooded Crow flew W
    Kings Lynn - Ring Ouzel at Lynn Point
    Winterton - Ring Ouzel
    Cockley Cley - Ring Ouzel
    Cley - Whinchat, Little Gull, Short-eared Owl, 8 Velvet Scoter
    Ormesby Little Broad - Osprey
    Wells - 2 Garganey
    Breydon Water - Garganey, 3 Short-eared Owl, Spotted Redshank
    Barton Broad - Scaup
    Strumpshaw - Little Gull
    Rockland BroadShort-eared Owl

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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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