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Top things to do in Spring

  1. Watch marsh harriers sky-dancing over the reedbed and listen for booming bitterns
  2. Listen to singing warblers and nightingales
  3. Watch sand martins skimming overhead whilst you enjoy a meal outside the tearoom

Top things to do in Summer

  1. Glimpse iridescent butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies close to the visitor centre
  2. Look for shingle-loving flowers and nesting little terns on the beach
  3. Discover nature as a family in our Wild Zone and Wild Wood Adventure

Top things to do in Autumn

  1. Witness the impressive red deer rut on the heath in October
  2. Explore seasonal trails in search of migrants
  3. Look and listen for bearded tits 'pinging' in the reedbed

Top things to do in Winter

  1. Marvel at the colours of hundreds of ducks, resplendent in their finest plumage
  2. Warm up with a meal from our tasty menu - Suffolk produce available!
  3. Stay 'til dusk to witness roosting harriers, swans or starlings returning

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  • Ringed Plover Minsmere 2014
  • Male Bearded Tit from Island Mere hide
  • Wryneck Version 2
  • Wryneck Minsmere September 2014
  • A Turtle Dove and Water Rail together
  • Bittern seen from the Bittern hide
  • Ringed Plover
  • Avocet in front of South hide

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Aerial view of RSPB North Warren nature reserve

North Warren

A mosaic of habitats including grazing marsh, reedbed, heathland and woodland

Winter-plumaged sanderling running along wet beach

Titchwell Marsh

You'll love the big skies, sandy beach, bird-filled marshes and our shop and café

Red-necked phalarope stretching wings

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