Sunday, 30 October 2016

Coach Trip to RSPB Titchwell

It was wonderful yesterday to have a full coach for our outing to north Norfolk. We arrived at Titchwell Marsh at around 10.30. This popular reserve has something for everyone. A walk from the visitor centre down to the sandy beach takes you past reedbeds and shallow lagoons. You can sit on benches or watch from spacious, wheelchair-accessible hides. The weather was again kind to us, although overcast, the sun did threaten to appear on a couple of occasions, it was amazingly still and quite mild. There were many highlights from brambling and siskin around the feeding area behind the well equipped visitor centre. 150+ golden plover along with many other wading birds some feeding very close to the path on the fresh marsh. To gannets plunge diving and a few velvet scoters with common scoters on the sea, while sanderling, knot, turnstone and bar-tailed godwits fed along the waters edge. A few lucky people also spotted three shorelarks on the beach. Add to this marsh harriers, bearded tits and water rail and you soon see why Titchwell is such a popular attraction.


Just off the coach and ready to explore the reserve

There were signs of Halloween dotted around the reserve

A blurry distant shot of a brambling

There were an impressive 17 ruff on one lagoon

Redshank

Redshank reflection

Sharing our lunch!

Sanderling

Common Gull

Dunlin

A quick cuppa before boarding the coach for home!