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.
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  • Media: Shells

    You won't find these on the beach. These were found in the Parrinder line and are some of 70 metal objects found during investigations prior to excavation work.
  • Media: Sea wall foundations

    This is the foundations of carr-stone being laid on the new sea wall. This view is one not seen by visitors to the reserve as it is looking west from the east end of the wall.
  • Media: Cloth saves the day

    This is a special geogrid material that is being used to increase the integrity of the new sea wall.
  • Media: Foundations of the new seawall

    This is the foundations for the new sea wall along the Parrinder line. The red coloured rocks on the right are Carr-stone from Snettisham quarry. These are being used to give a firm base for the increased width of the new sea defence. The new wall is using special engineering techniques to minimise this...
  • Media: Construction of the new sea wall at Titchwell

    This shows the construction of the new Parrinder sea wall, looking east from the Beach Path on 16th September 2009, at around 130mm telephoto. Clearly, the Parrinder hide has gone, and there's no access off the Beach Path. The Path itself is perfectly safe and free from construction traffic, and...
  • Media: New sea wall construction at Titchwell

    Another view of the new sea wall, from further towards the Beach. 16th September 2009.
  • Media: Flat pack straw

    This is a band drain. It will allow ground water to flow into the carr stone and out into the lagoons. This will prevent the new sea wall collapsing! A pretty important straw.
  • Media: Push!

    You can see the metal post that the rig is driving into the ground. This is going into a depth of 8-10m.
  • Blog Post: What a view!

    We managed to get all the last few cleaning jobs done in the Parrinder Hide this afternoon and were able to get the security fencing down to allow a few people into the hides before dusk. THE VIEWS ARE AMAZING!!! Helped by an amazing winter light, there was a large gull roost including at least one...
  • Blog Post: Nature summed up with two characters (and a lot of volunteers)

    On Sunday a celebration of the Coastal Change Project to thank our funders turned out to be amazing day for all. The two characters that sum it up are not characters of the alphabet like O and K (OK) or B and I (the shorthand code for bittern) but the unique characters of Titchwell Marsh and Chris Packham...
  • Blog Post: Surprising Times

    Blimey! Back in the office today after a pretty exciting day on the reserve yesterday seeing all the work going on. Having spent the past five years working on the Coastal Change Project it is quite difficult to put into words what it is like to finally seeing it all happening. There have been so many...
  • Blog Post: Day 32 Band aid

    No we're not having a concert, but hopefully the birds will make a bit of a song about the work when it is finished. The Titchwell Marsh Coastal Change Project has been on the go for 32 days, and things are moving fast. The latest monster machine on site is the piling rig. This is no ordinary...
  • Blog Post: New Parrinder hides OPEN on Saturday

    From this... On Saturday 18 September the new Parrinder hides will open and we can't wait to show you what we have done with the place. The new hides have been a long time coming and I don't mind admitting I've had a few sleepless nights. It has taken a few years and a lot of work from...
  • Blog Post: Hooray, up she rises

    At long last, we are starting to see the new Parrinder Hide take shape as the contractors start to construct the concrete retaining walls. Although I have never built my own house, I get the same sense of excitement trying to work out where the steps and ramps will be going and what the view will be...
  • Blog Post: Day 204 - the best bits till last

    Well it's day 204 of the coastal change project and we are starting to see the hides take shape. The walls are coming up and the north hide has a roof. Despite the good progress we have lost some time due to the weather but hopefully everyone will feel it was worth the wait. The views from the hide...
  • Blog Post: Roll up Roll up

    Why not make the most of the nice weather and join us for our Optics Demonstration this week.
  • Blog Post: Marmite hide wins RIBA award

    You either love it or you hate it. Thankfully the majority love it and the Royal Institute of British Architects agree, having just awarded the new Parrinder hide at Titchwell one of its eight awards in the East. As you can imagine all the team here are pretty excited. We are used to punching the...
  • Blog Post: Hard to swallow? No not at all!

    Wow! Nipped out at lunch to take a few photos of some work we have just done on the sea banks and had an unexpected ‘Titchwell moment’. In fact I think it is my best ‘Titchwell moment’ to date. Swallows are using the walk way to Parrinder hide as a sheltered feeding area and...
  • Blog Post: Day 52 - 2.7m and rising

    Well the sun is truely shining upon us. The weather is so good in fact that the contractors have been complaining that it's a bit dusty! Work on the project is firing on all cylinders in fact if you tot up the machinery on site it would probably shock you how many cylinders. The main job is focusing...
  • Blog Post: Crane on site...but not Grus grus

    The sight of a thirty ton crane is pretty impressive but thankfully it is not of the avian (Grus grus) kind. A thirty ton bird would be pretty devastating to the foodchain of the reserve. So why do we have a large crane on site? Well its the next exciting phase of the coastal change project which will...
  • Blog Post: Any Christmas money left over?

    If you haven't decided what to spend it on, why don't you come and see us in a couple of weeks. Whether you are looking for a spare pair of binoculars for the car, to upgrade your current telescope or find out more about the art of digiscoping, we will have binocular experts from the RSPB...
  • Blog Post: Ducks Rock!

    Got back from holiday last week and had a fantastic surprise waiting for me at the reserve. No it wasn’t an unusual wildlife sighting, or a five pound note at the back of my desk. What gave me a warm glow were the comments left over half term by some of our younger visitors. The new blackboards...