• Recent sightings 15-17/1/2019

    Latest sightings from RSPB Titchwell: 

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • Water, water everywhere

    A common query we have here is why the water levels at this time of year are high, so hopefully this answers some of your questions.

    Freshmarsh

    Water levels are managed dynamically throughout the year to benefit the differing needs of bird at different times of the year. During the winter we raise the water levels to cover the islands as a form of habitat management to supress vegetation growth ready for the upcoming breeding…

    • 17 Jan 2019
  • Exclusive Marsh Harrier events

    Record breaking marsh harriers are roosting at Titchwell so we are providing the opportunity for you to watch this spectacle with the reserve team from areas normally out of bounds to visitors. 

    For more information follow the link https://bit.ly/2M7tSYS 

    • 15 Jan 2019
  • Recent sightings 12 - 14/1/2019

    Recent sightings from the weekend at Titchwell 

    • 14 Jan 2019
  • 2019 off to a flying start

    101 species were recorded on New Years Day and 97 by 1 person alone. By the end of Friday the year list stands at 107. 

    • 4 Jan 2019
  • Internship opportunities

    Are you looking for a career within the conservation sector but lacking experience? 

    We are looking for enthusiastic and conscientious individuals to join our volunteer internship programme in March 2019 or September 2019. There roles on the warden team are for 12 months and on the visitor operations teams for 6 or 12 months. 

    This is your chance to join and support Europe’s largest conservation charity in one of the most…

    • 3 Jan 2019
  • Titchwell birds in 2018

    The past year has seen a contrast of weather conditions with the Beast from the East and the mini Beast from the East in March through to a hot, dry summer and now we are back into winter with low rainfall and mild conditions continuing The reserve has recorded 214 species of birds including a couple of new for the reserve records. But first let’s start with the breeding birds.

    As a result of the Beast from the…

    • 30 Dec 2018
  • Reserve News 10-21 December 2018

    Reserve news from residential volunteer, Belinda

    We started another busy week off with the monthly Wetland Bird Survey at both Titchwell and Snettisham which involves counting the wetland birds on the site. This helps determine trends in the distribution and numbers of wetland birds across this site and nationally.

    The remainder of the week was spent burning material remaining on Patsy’s reed pool and the freshly cut…

    • 21 Dec 2018
  • Reserve update 3 - 7 December 2018

    Reserve news from residential volunteer Belinda

    Another week is over and once again it has been very busy.

    There a lot of visible changes which have been made on the reserve as the truxor has been on site cutting reed and clearing the ditches. The areas that have been cut are in front of the fen hide, the borrow pits along the west bank path and the reed bed poo plus a few other areas which aren't viewable from the paths…

    • 7 Dec 2018
  • Reserve Update 26-30/11/2018

    Weekly update from residential volunteer Belinda

    Another week is over so that means another blog post.

    This week has been busy completing the smaller jobs on the reserve. The reserve team have now managed to clear some of the reed on Patsys reed bed which allows there to be clearer views of the pool with the hope of making it easier to spot Common Snipe and Jack Snipe feeding on the edges.

    Now the cutting has been finished…

    • 4 Dec 2018
  • Recent sightings 27-29/11/2018

    The reserve is oozing with birds with 46 marsh harriers coming into roost, a couple of hen harriers and a rough legged buzzard over the saltmarsh. A selection of grebes and divers are on the sea, whilst freshmarsh has hundreds of wigeon, teal, golden plover and lapwing. A water pipit is showing incredibly well in front of Parrinder hide. 

    We have the Truxor in next week, this aquatic reed cutter will be opening up views…

    • 29 Nov 2018
  • Reserve update 19-25/11/2018

    Weekly update from Residental Volunteer Belinda

    Another busy and productive week at Titchwell. The reserve team have managed to finish the cutting and raking of the reeds surrounding Freshmarsh. With the reed having been cut there is now an enhanced view over the marsh allowing the waders and wildfowl to be seen with greater ease from West Bank path. A water pipit is also showing well on the cut reed. In addition the…

    • 26 Nov 2018
  • Recent sightings 23 -26 November 2018

    Fridays highlight was a Bewick's swan which brings the reserve year list up to 214. Other highlights include at least one ringtail hen harrier and a rough legged buzzard.

    • 26 Nov 2018
  • Recent sightings 20 -22/11/2018

    Latest installments from the reserve sightings book 

    • 22 Nov 2018
  • Recent Sightings 17-19/11/2018

    Weekend highlights included at least 3 Grey phalaropes on the sea, 35+ marsh harriers and 80+ little egrets into roost. 

    • 19 Nov 2018
  • Reserve update 5-16/11/2018

    Hello!

    Belinda here, I am a new residential volunteer at Titchwell until Christmas and I have just completed my first two weeks at the reserve. I am currently on a placement year as part of my degree in environmental conservation at Bangor University and just returned from doing my second year of study in Norway. I am very much looking forward to getting stuck into the conservation work which is carried out at Titchwell…

    • 16 Nov 2018
  • Recent sightings 14-15 November 2018

    Highlights from the past couple of days including a good variety of birds on the sea including a late sandwich tern and a swallow in Titchwell village. 

    Marsh harrier roosts are building up with 32 birds seen the other night along with a hen harrier. 

    • 15 Nov 2018
  • Recent sightings 2-5/11/2018

    A steady weekend of birding at Titchwell with birds to be seen across the reserve. The little egrets are still on site roosting with 60+ counted on Sunday and marsh harrier numbers building. It is a good time of year to look for rough legged buzzards and there have been several along the norfolk coast in recent weeks. 

    • 5 Nov 2018
  • Reserve news 15/10 - 2/11/2018

    It has been a busy couple of weeks on the reserve. We have now finished cutting and burning the vegetation on the large island on the Freshmarsh ready for next years breeding season. Following this we have moved onto cutting the reed around the edge of the Freshmarsh to reduce reed encroachment and to enhance views for you our visitors. The edges should provide opportunities to see the birds up close and take a closer…

    • 4 Nov 2018