• 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
  • Recent sightings 1/11/2018

    It has been a rather soggy day at Titchwell but highlights included slavonian grebe on the sea, purple sandpiper on the beach and 3 greenshank on freshmarsh

    • 1 Nov 2018
  • Volunteering opportunities

    Would you like to help support the work of RSPB Titchwell through volunteering?

    We have a number of volunteering opportunities available in the cafe, the shop and as an information assistant. You will become part of a friendly team and help ensure visitors have a high quality visitor experience. 

    Our visitor operation is vital in enthusing our visitors and raising valuable income to support the conservation work the…

    • 31 Oct 2018
  • Recent Sightings 26 - 30/10/2018

    Amazing fews days on the reserve with 131 Pomarine skuas heading west all day Friday setting a new reserve record. A red flanked bluetail was seen briefly on the west bank path on monday and today there has been a firecrest along the meadow / fen trail area

    • 30 Oct 2018
  • Recent sightings 22-25/10/2018

    Lots of action on the sea the past few days, but there was another big arrival of thrushes and finches passing through the reserve. Yellow browed warbler continues to be heard around the meadow trail and a waxwing flew through on Thursday. Marsh harrier roost is beginning to pick up with 22 coming into roost this week along with 76 little egrets. 

    • 25 Oct 2018
  • Recent Sightings 20-22/10/2018

    Weekend highlights include an early morning ring ouzel in the picnic area, a hawfinch near to the fen hide and a couple of stonechats. Roosting marsh harrier numbers are beginning to increase so it is well worth spending an evening on the reserve where you will also witness pink-footed geese flying over, barn owls and short eared owls, if you are lucky possibly a hen harrier. 

    • 22 Oct 2018
  • Recent sightings 17 - 19/10/2018

    The highlights over the past few days have been a single waxwing in the car park, a couple of yellow browed warblers and a brief ring ouzel. 

    • 19 Oct 2018
  • Recent sightings 12-15/10/2018

    Today was the monthly WeBS count on the reserve in which we count all the waterbirds. There was an impressive number of teal, almost a reserve record! A couple of yellow browed warblers in the scrub. With rain and a NE wind blowing today and overnight there is every chance of some migrant passerines dropping in on Tuesday. 

    • 16 Oct 2018
  • Reserve News 8 - 14/10/2018

    This week the reserve team were able to make a start on clearing the vegetation from the freshmarsh islands to ensure they are in top condition for next years breeding season. The vegetation is much thicker than anticipated so it is going to take a couple more days this coming week to get it finished. The good news is that the birds aren't that bothered and the birds are closer to the west bank path for you to see!…

    • 14 Oct 2018
  • Recent sightings 9-11/10/2018

    Arriving in the reserve car park this week and you will have been greeted with large numbers of blackbirds, redwings and song thrushes arriving from Scandinavia. Overheard flocks of bramblings, chaffinches and the odd grey wagtail, siskin and redpoll can also be picked out. In the bushes there has been a yellow browed warblers most days. In the evenings the marsh harrier roost is starting to build with 20 birds coming…

    • 12 Oct 2018
  • Recent sightings 6-8/10/2018

    The NE winds brought with them the arrival of birds from the continent including a couple of elusive yellow browed warblers. The first woodcock of the winter was spotted in the car park first thing on Monday and a  hen harrier was seen arriving in off the sea. 

    • 8 Oct 2018
  • Advanced notice: Freshmarsh disturbance

    The reserve team will be carrying out essential habitat management work on the Freshmarsh this week. They will be out on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th October. 

    Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause 

    • 8 Oct 2018
  • Recent sightings 2-5/10/18

    A seawatch continues to be fruitful with Arctic, Great and Pomarine skua. Coming in off the sea was a rough legged buzzard and a short eared owl. Whilst on the freshmarsh the wildfowl numbers continue to build. 

    • 5 Oct 2018