Titchwell Marsh

Titchwell Marsh

Titchwell Marsh
Big skies, a fabulous sandy beach and bird-filled lagoons are just a few of the gems tucked away inside Titchwell's treasure trove of natural delights.

Titchwell Marsh

  • November 26th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Water pipit - 1 on fresh marsh

    Golden plover - 700 on fresh marsh

    Teal - 600 on fresh marsh

    Avocet - 10 on fresh marsh

    Red crested pochard - 3 (2 drakes) on fresh marsh

    Red crested pochard pair by Andy Thompson

    Twite - 20 at Thornham Point this morning

    Spotted redshank - 4 on tidal pool

    Marsh tit - 1 along Meadow Trail

    Brambling - 2 calling in trees by visitor centre

    Chiffchaff - 1 in carpark

    Otter - 2 in the main reedbed pool from the main path this morning

  • November 24th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Hen harrier - 1 hunting over the saltmarsh throughout the day

    Peregrine - 1 over fresh marsh

    Greenshank - 1 on tidal pool

    Water pipit - 1 on fresh marsh

    Spotted redshank - 3 on volunteer marsh

    Avocet - 16 on fresh marsh

    Red crested pochard - drake on fresh marsh

    Shorelark - 6 on beach this morning

    Snow bunting - 12 on beach early afternoon

    Siberian chiffchaff - probable in the carpark briefly late afternoon

  • Exciting discovery

    Back in the summer, a local lacewing visited the reserve for one of our moth morning events and made an exciting discovery on the outside of one of the traps.

    Reproduced below is an article Paul wrote for the local Norfolk Natterjack magazine

    Nothochrysa fulviceps, a lacewing new to Norfolk by Paul Cobb

    On 22nd July I went to the RSPB Titchwell reserve for one of their regular moth trap mornings, to ask if they could save lacewings from their traps for me.

    As I arrived a trap was being placed on a table ready for opening, and sitting on top of the trap, almost as if it was waiting for me, was the first Norfolk example of Nothochrysa fulviceps.
    It is a striking large species, of a black and yellow appearance, with a bright red head, and a great rarity with only some 16 British records until this year, most of them very old ones.

    It is supposed to inhabit oak woodland, and should not therefore be on the coast, but there were 4 other British examples this July (Southampton, Portsmouth, Wales, and one other), so it would seem that these were
    It was a female, and in the photo the white blob on its abdomen is a
    spe rmatophore.

    Lacewing, Nothochrysa fulviceps by Ray Kimber

    It is possible that there was another one nearby 6 days earlier, as a large lacewing with a black stripe was seen briefly at Holme Bird Observatory