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Recent sightings

  • 31 July 2015

    July 31st 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Spoonbill - 8 on fresh marsh

    Crossbill - 3 juvs in trees by Fen Hide early morning only

    Wood sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh

    Avocet - 327 on fresh marsh

    Golden plover - 75 on fresh marsh

    Spotted redshank - 3 on fresh marsh

    Red kite - 1 east @ 14:15

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 30 July 2015

    July 30th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Short eared owl - 1 hunting over the grazing meadow all day

    Barn owl - 1 hunting along East Trail

    Spotted redshank - 1 on fresh marsh

    Wood sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh close to Island Hide

    Spoonbill - 6 on fresh marsh

    Greenshank - 1 on fresh marsh

    Garganey - moulting female on Patsy's reedbed

    Bittern - seen 3 times in flight over the reedbed today

    Avocet - 185 on fresh marsh

    Little ringed plover - 4 (3 juveniles) on the fresh marsh

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 29 July 2015

    July 29th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Golden oriole - male seen in trees by the visitor centre briefly at 2pm but no further sign despite searching.

    Curlew sandpiper - adult on the fresh marsh this morning but no further sign this afternoon

    Wood sandpiper - 1 on drained grazing meadow then on fresh marsh mid morning

    Red crested pochard - 7 on reserve

    Barn owl - 1 hunting on East Trail

    Spoonbill - 6 roosting on fresh marsh

    Short eared owl - 1 hunting over the grazing meadow

    Bittern - 1 in flight over reedbed

    Greenshank - 1 on fresh marsh late afternoon

    The rather smart Alder Sawfly (Cimbex connatus) caught by Karen and Sarah Hand while moth trapping on the reserve on Saturday night. Although they occur on the reserve, adults are very rarely seen.

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 28 July 2015

    July 28th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Red crested pochard - 7 around the reserve

    Bittern - 1 over reedbed

    Spoonbill - 7 on fresh marsh

    Little ringed plover - 1 on fresh marsh

    Common sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh

    Garganey - moulting female showing well on Patsy's reedbed

    Med gull - 1 on fresh marsh

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 24 July 2015

    July 24th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Greenshank - 1 on fresh marsh

    Ruff - 41 on fresh marsh

    Spoonbill - 12 roosting on fresh marsh this afternoon

    Avocet - 419 on fresh marsh

    Dunlin - 25 on fresh marsh

    Common sandpiper - 2 on fresh marsh

    Lapwing - 104 on fresh marsh

    Little gull - 3 on fresh marsh

    Whimbrel - 4 over the fresh marsh

    Green woodpecker - 1 in dead trees along Autumn Trail this morning. A scarce bird here

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 23 July 2015

    July 23rd 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Avocet - 468 on fresh marsh

    A small proportion of the avocet flock currently on the fresh marsh. Over 600 have been seen in recent weeks. Photo by Steve Rowland

    Dunlin - 108 on fresh marsh

    Ruff - 38 on fresh marsh

    Little gull - 3 on fresh marsh including a summer plumage adult

    Greenshank - 1 on fresh marsh

    Curlew sandpiper - moulting adult this morning only

    Spotted redshank - 5 on fresh marsh

    Spoonbill - 6 roosting on fresh marsh from Autumn Trail

    One of the many black tailed godwits showing well from Island Hide at the moment. Photo by Steve Rowland

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 22 July 2015

    July 22nd 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Green sandpiper - 1 on Patsy's reedbed

    Red crested pochard - 6 on Patsy's reebed

    Common sandpiper - 4 on fresh marsh

    Ruff - 65 on fresh marsh

    Barn owl - 2 on East Trail

    Whimbrel - 2 on fresh marsh

    Avocet - 529 on fresh marsh

    Med gull - 2 juveniles on fresh marsh this morning

    Greenshank - 1 on fresh marsh

    Dunlin - 169 on fresh marsh

    Little gull - 2 1st summers on fresh marsh

    Spotted redshank - 1 on fresh marsh

    Curlew sandpiper - 2 adults on fresh marsh

    Spoonbill - 1 on fresh marsh

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 20 July 2015

    July 20th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Little stint - 7 on fresh marsh

    Golden plover - 4 on fresh marsh

    Spotted redshank - 5 on fresh marsh

    Common sandpiper - 4 on fresh marsh

    Wood sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh from Autumn Trail

    Med gull - juv on fresh marsh

    Pomerine skua - 1 over the fresh marsh briefly @ 06:30

    Curlew sandpiper - 4 on fresh marsh

    Dunlin - 370 on fresh marsh

    Spoonbill - 11 on fresh marsh

    Greenshank - 2 on fresh marsh

    Little gull - 2 on fresh marsh

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 18 July 2015

    July 18th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Avocet - 624 on fresh marsh this morning was yet another reserve record

    Black tailed godwit - 253 on fresh marsh

    Bar tailed godwit - 55 on fresh marsh

    Dunlin - 177 on fresh marsh

    Spotted redshank - 7 on fresh marsh

    Curlew sandpiper - 3 on fresh marsh

    Little stint - 7 smart summer plumage birds on fresh marsh

    Greenshank - 9 on fresh marsh

    Little ringed plover - 3 on fresh marsh

    Spoonbill - 9 roosting on fresh marsh

    Ruff - 36 on fresh marsh

    Common sandpiper - 3 on fresh marsh

    Green sandpiper - 2 on Patsy's reedbed

    Red crested pochard - 9 in reedbed, 4 on Patsy's reedbed

    Hobby - 1 over reserve

    Red veined darter - 2 on the small pool at the end of East Trail

    Lunar hornet moth - a mating pair of these unusual moths were found on the Meadow Trail this morning. For protection, they mimic the look of a hornet. 

    Posted by Paul Eele

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Your sightings

Grid reference: TF7543 (+2km)

Avocet (320)
31 Jul 2015
Spotted Redshank (3)
31 Jul 2015
Bar-tailed Godwit ()
30 Jul 2015
Little Ringed Plover (4)
30 Jul 2015
Little Gull ()
30 Jul 2015
Curlew Sandpiper ()
29 Jul 2015
Common Sandpiper (1)
28 Jul 2015
Whimbrel (1)
26 Jul 2015
Cetti's Warbler (1)
26 Jul 2015
Little Stint ()
24 Jul 2015

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Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 52.96298,0.60418
  • Postcode: PE31 8BB
  • Grid reference: TF750438
  • Nearest town: Hunstanton, Norfolk
  • County: Norfolk
  • Country: England

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