Our first visit to Titchwell!

Good morning, all!  It was a beautiful, sunny day when I drove myself and my husband (Limpy) up to Titchwell Marsh in North Norfolk.  After a delightful experience in the car park with some robins, we had a good look around.

What wetland reserve would be complete without avocets?

Brent geese

Had to consult the bird guide for this one - a red crested pochard?

Cute break!

I think grey-lag geese are lovely birds and it was so lovely to see them with their young.

Avocet and shelduck catching some Z's!

I was reliably informed that these were black-tailed godwits.

A beautiful little ringed plover.

Black-headed gulls enjoying a spot of tiffin!

Oystercatchers doing their thing amongst the gulls.

Two little terns looking tiny against the black-headed gulls.

A grey heron lurking.

As always, enjoy!

Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • Hi Clare

    Looks like you and Limpy had a good day, I have not seen any Avocets yet this year or little terns I think a trip to Dungeness is on the cards. On the last photo I must be blind as i cannot see the Heron just the Cormorant where should I be looking?

    Regards Shane

     

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  • In reply to Shane:

    Oh, blimey - sorry, Shane, thought it was a heron!!

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • In reply to Clare:

    Cormorant on the post.  But another great set of photos - love the wee Goslings.

    Ospreys Rule OK, but Goldfinches come a close second!

  • In reply to Clare:

    Clare Bailey said:

    Oh, blimey - sorry, Shane, thought it was a heron!!

    LOL not a problem I spent ages looking at the photo determined to find the Heron at least I now know why I could not find it.

    Regards Shane

     

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  • In reply to original goldfinch:

    Do you mean to say that I got the red crested pochard right???????  Blimey!

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.

  • Hi Clare

    Looks like you had a good visit to Titchwell and got some nice photos :-)

    Paul

  • In reply to bob's_retired_now:

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  • In reply to Philipo:

    Hi-

    I don't know who reliably informed you but those Godwits are Bar tails-  note the back pattern- looks like the flock I watched from Parrinder on 4th May.

    :)

    That's the problem at Titchwell sometimes!

    S

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  • In reply to seymouraves:

    Hi, Seymouraves - I'm hoping that in about fifty years' time I'll be in a much better position to identify all these lovely birds!!

    Our herring gulls are red listed birds.  Think about that the next time you hear some flaming idiot calling for a cull of them.