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 20th 2014 - Today's highlights

    There was no sign of the little auk on the tidal pool this morning so hopefully it managed to make its way back to see overnight

    Hen harrier - the stunning male was still present on the reserve today

    Snow bunting - 1 west over the fresh marsh mid afternoon

    Yellow legged gull - 1 roosting on fresh marsh

    Sandwich tern - 1 still offshore

    Spotted redshank - 3 on fresh marsh

    Red breasted merganser - 70 offshore this morning

    Dark bellied brent geese - good numbers have been around already this winter. They are spending most of their time in the surrounding fields but do come in to roost of the lagoons. Over 800 were seen today

    Woodcock - 2 birds were seen in flight around the Meadow Trail today

    Stonechat - 3 wintering birds on the grazing meadow

  • November 19th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Little auk - 1 on beach early morning then on saltmarsh before rescued and put onto the tidal pool where is was seen fishing and preening until dusk. The bird was in good condition and carrying plenty of fat.

    Little auk rescued from the saltmarsh today

    Richards pipit - 1 east over the tidal pool @ 11:30 while looking for the little auk

    Rough legged buzzard - 1 in/off sea @ 13:00 and flew west towards Thornham

    Spotted redshank - 2 on tidal pool

    Red necked grebe - 1 offshore

    Yellow legged gull - adult roosting on fresh marsh late afternoon

    Mediterranean gull - 1 roosting on fresh marsh

    Chiffchaff - singles in the willow scrub behind Island Hide and along the Meadow Trail

    Eider - 7 offshore

    Common buzzard - at least 3 birds east over the reserve

    Avocet - 3 on fresh marsh

    Red crested pochard - 4 on the grazing meadow pool 

  • November 18th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Lapland bunting - 1 west along beach @ 07:10

    Peregrine - 1 hunting offshore and caught what was probably a little auk!

    Shag - 1 offshore, an under recorded species at Titchwell 

    Hen harrier - stunning male hunting over the saltmarsh throughout the day.

    Arctic skua - 1 offshore

    Red necked grebe - 2 offshore

    Spotted redshank - 2 on fresh marsh

    Snow bunting - 26 west towards Thornham Point

    Short eared owl - 1 in off the sea towards Brancaster and was later seen over the saltmarsh

    Velvet scoter - 7 offshore