• Name a knot

     
    We need your help to name 100, 000 anonymous knot at RSPB Snettisham
     
     
    RSPB Snettisham nature reserve in Norfolk is home to over 100,000 knot – an incredible wading bird that can be seen flying in huge numbers over the reserve and mudflats of The Wash on the highest tides, performing spectacular displays for those who come to see them – but sadly, not a single knot has a name.
     

     
    Now though, the RSPB…
    • 27 Jul 2017
  • Why does James Lowen #LoveSnetts?

    10  days into our Crowdfunder appeal to rebuild Snettisham's lost hides, wildlife writer and photographer James Lowen shares his memories of his first visit to the reserve and the wildlife he experienced there:

    The eastern sky has started to glimmer hopefully, but I am directing eyes and ears westwards. It is November, and – here on The Wash – it is very nearly showtime.

    For the first ten minutes…

    • 21 Jul 2017
  • The Storm Surge

    Author: Emily Kench. This item originally appeared in the July edition of Let's Talk magazine.

    Snettisham is special. As the sun rises and sets, it touches vast mudflats that divide the sea and inland lagoons. When the sea rolls in on a high-tide, the mudflats disappear – blink and you’ll miss it – the tide doesn’t hang around in north Norfolk.

    As the silt is submerged, whirling waders abandon…

    • 14 Jul 2017
  • Rebuild Snettisham Hide Crowdfunding Campaign - things you might find interesting

    Why did the RSPB decide to use crowdfunding?

    We decided to research alternative ways to fund projects; when we looked into crowdfunding, it seemed to tick all the right boxes for us. We know that Snettisham is an extremely special place for lots of people and rebuilding the hide was something many people told us that they, as individuals, would be willing to get behind and support.

    As crowdfunding typically raises…

    • 14 Jul 2017
  • Chris Packham supporting our 1-month Crowdfunder appeal to rebuild RSPB Snettisham hide

    RSPB launches 1-month appeal to rebuild Snettisham hide10 July – 7 August 2017 

    This week has been a landmark one for The RSPB in the East as we launched our first ever crowdfunding appeal, starting the clock on a 28-day appeal during which we hope to raise the £120,000 needed to replace two wildlife hides at Snettisham nature reserve destroyed by coastal storms in 2013.

    Wildlife TV presenter and RSPB Vice…

    • 12 Jul 2017
  • Wildlife of The Wash

     

    Author: Jim Scott

    RSPB Snettisham sits on the edge of The Wash: the UK’s most important inter-tidal wetland site nationally. At peak times, The Wash can hold between 400 – 450, 000 waders and wildfowl. Up to a third of these can occur on our reserve.

    However, the site isn’t just of national importance. Internationally, The Wash is important for 16 species of birds: pink-footed goose, dark-bellied…

    • 6 Jul 2017