• Ray's 2020 Challenge

    The challenge I set myself was to see 1000 species of wildlife on or from Titchwell Marsh during 2020.   The year has got off to a really good start; my total for January is 216.  The main interest has been in trying to see as many birds as possible , these have ranged from scarce over-wintering Chiff Chaffs, Greenshanks and Spotted Redshanks to finding easily missed species such as Woodcock, Bittern, Black-necked Grebe…

    • 4 Feb 2020
  • Titchwell Birds 2019

    Titchwell Birds 2019

    Now we are in 2020 it is time to reflect on the birdlife of Titchwell in 2019. Overall, we recorded 218 species, up on the 214 recorded in 2018, though a number are subject to being accepted by the British Birds Rarities Committee (BBRC) and the Norfolk Records Committee. If you have found any of the birds marked with a * please can you submit the record to the relevant record committee. 

    New Year…

    • 3 Jan 2020
  • Ray’s 2020 challenge: 1,000 in a year!

    Hello everyone,

    Back in 2010 our wonderful friend Ray Kimber started a project called Ray's Rambles in which he had to record as many species of wildlife as possible on or from the reserve. 

    Ray's Rambles went on for four years, and well over 1,300 species were noted. Most of these were found while Ray was volunteering at the reserve.

    Ray has challenged himself once again and the challenge this time is to try and…

    • 31 Dec 2019
  • Reserve update 20/12/2019

    Latest update from Residential Volunteer Conservation Intern Matt O'Connell

    The week began with an impressive count of Marsh Harriers, as part of a coordinated harrier count organised by the BTO: a conservative 90 marsh harriers were counted rising from their roost here at Titchwell, plus one hen harrier. The reserves team and volunteers took part in this survey, which involved being on the reserve at first light and…

    • 20 Dec 2019
  • Reserve team update 15/12/2019

    Our Conservation Intern Matt, updates us on what the reserve team have been up to this week

    Its been another eventful week at Titchwell and the reserve team has been working hard throughout the short days to keep up with the winter work plan. But hey, working outdoors when fifty plus marsh harriers circle the reedbed to roost, lit by a glowing sunset is not too bad as an office!

    This was what we kept telling ourselves…

    • 15 Dec 2019
  • The Life of a Volunteer

    In today's blog our dedicated volunteer, Les, gives us an insight in to what it is like volunteering at the North West Norfolk reserves.

    I thought you would all be interested in hearing what I get up to as a volunteer at Titchwell and Snettisham. My official title is "Volunteer Hide Helper" but recently that has covered a multitude of other duties!

    First up, I was asked if I could help the retail team with…

    • 12 Dec 2019
  • Exciting opportunity!

    Applications are now open for our 12-month Residential Conservation Internship. You will be based on two of our amazing nature reserves developing the skills and knowledge to help you develop a practical conservation career

    For more information follow the link https://bit.ly/2sfsdL1 

    • 11 Dec 2019
  • Reserve Update 29/11/2019

    Meet Ryan, our returning residential volunteer to update you on what has been happening on the reserve. 

    Hey all,

    My name is Ryan and I’m back as a residential volunteer with the reserve team for another winter (my third… Where does the time go?!) after another busy season working as a Ranger on the nearby Blakeney Point. It is so good to be back in my favourite “over-wintering” spot of Titchwell and to get caught up with…

    • 29 Nov 2019
  • Some disturbance this week 25/11/19

    This week we have the Truxor on site, we use this machine as part of our habitat management to clear reed along some of our ditches, open up the area infront of fen hide and this year we will use it push back the reed on the Freshmarsh. 

    There will be some disturbance but come the weekend expect some enhanced viewing opportunities. 

    • 25 Nov 2019
  • Reserve news: 9 November - 13 November

    Volunteer, Les, provides our reserve update this week: 

    Well, after the excitement of having a long-eared owl on site last week, I wondered what could better it. I didn't have long to wait as on Saturday the little bittern put in another appearance, albeit briefly. I am indebted to regular visitor, Cliff Gilbert, for the use of his photo which is the only one I've seen so far. The little bittern created a lot of…

    • 14 Nov 2019
  • Reserve news: 26 October - 8 November 2019

    Matt, our winter conservation intern, provides an insight into what the reserve team have been up to. 

    It has been a while but here comes the second reserve roundup!

    Its been a busy couple of weeks here at Titchwell and Snettisham, with some mild weather but plenty of rain. We’ve been making steady progress with winter work on the reserves and after receiving our delivery of fully RSPB branded woolly hats, we have no excuses…

    • 8 Nov 2019
  • Reserve News: October 14 – October 25, 2019

    Matt, our winter conservation intern, provides an insight into what the reserve team have been up to. 


    It’s been a busy last couple of weeks as the reserve team carries on with the winter work plan and deals with other issues that arise as and when. When not hampered by the rain we have been able to crack on with work and make progress that you can hopefully see for yourselves as your out and about on the…

    • 25 Oct 2019
  • Titchwell Marsh Recent Sightings Blog

    Hello again,

    Volunteer Les Bunyan is back with an update on sightings from the last couple of weeks at RSPB Titchwell Marsh. Take it away Les...

    As a volunteer at Titchwell the most common question I am asked is "Where can I see bearded tits?". Well, for me, it's a pretty easy one to answer: just off the West Bank path or from Island Hide. In the last couple of weeks I have been able to guarantee views of…

    • 17 Oct 2019
  • Awesome at Snettisham

    Hello there,

    We've been a little quiet on the blog front lately but this week Volunteer Les Bunyan gives us an insight into what's made RSPB Snettisham so special this month. Take it away Les...

    "Awesome", "Spectacular", "Wow", "Amazing". These are just some of the comments I hear on a regular basis when I'm volunteering at Snettisham on a high tide wader spectacle morning. …

    • 17 Oct 2019
  • Weekly Round Up 1 – 8 August 2019

    Welcome to the weekly (or near weekly) round up blog of the wildlife at Titchwell and Snettisham

    Last weekend we experienced big high tides at Snettisham covering the saltmarsh pushing thousands of waders to roost on the pits. This Snettisham spectacular is incredible to watch and must be on everyone’s bucket list. Numbers included 22,110 knot, 9473 dunlin, 6130 oystercatchers, 1270 curlew and 1470 redshank. Also…

    • 9 Aug 2019
    • 19 Jul 2019
    • 11 Jul 2019
    • 6 Jul 2019
  • Recent sightings 20 - 27 June 2019

    Recent sightings. Click the image to enlarge

    • 6 Jul 2019
  • Recent sightings 11-19/6/2019

    Latest sightings from RSPB Titchwell

    • 20 Jun 2019
  • Recent sightings 3 - 10/6/2019

    Latest sightings from RSPB Titchwell

    • 20 Jun 2019
    • 30 May 2019
    • 30 May 2019
    • 30 May 2019
  • Recent sightings 3/5-9/5/2019

    Titchwell recent sightings: 

    • 30 May 2019