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Recent sightings

  • 28 January 2015

    January 28th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Much quieter day on the reserve today with squally showers and a strong northerly wind.

    Spotted redshank - 3 on Volunteer Marsh

    Water pipit - 1 on fresh marsh

    Ruff - 20 on fresh marsh

    Avocet - 3 on fresh marsh

    Bullfinch - at least 4 feeding along the trails near Fen Hide

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 27 January 2015

    January 27th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Water pipit - 1 commuting between the fresh marsh and drained grazing meadow pool

    Snow bunting - 8 on beach but mobile

    Twite - 2 west over the reserve calling

    Spotted redshank - 1 on saltmarsh

    Brambling - 1 on feeders

    Bittern - 1 showing well from Fen Hide this afternoon

    Bittern from Fen Hide by Les Bunyan

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 23 January 2015

    January 23rd 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    After a few cold days, the reserve witnessed a movement of birds escaping the cold weather further afield. Most obvious was an almost constant westerly passage of small groups of fieldfares moving through at tree height, their presence given away by their distinctive 'chack chack chack' calls. One lucky visitor had a single waxwing over the visitor centre and several mistle thrushes (scarce birds at Titchwell) have been seen too. The fresh marsh is now ice-free again so many of the teal and shoveler have returned to the lagoons. Our monthly wildfowl count tomorrow should tell us how many are about.

    Hen harrier - male hunting the saltmarsh this morning

    Water pipit - 2 on the reserve but mobile commuting between the fresh marsh and the drained grazing meadow pool

    Avocet - 7 on fresh marsh

    Stonechat - 1 in reedbed near Island Hide

    Peregrine - 2 hunting over saltmarsh

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 22 January 2015

    January 22nd 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Snow bunting - 50 west along the beach mid morning

    Water pipit - 2 on drained grazing meadow pool

    Long tailed duck - 1st record of the New Year of a drake offshore this morning

    Velvet scoter - 1 offshore

    Avocet - 7 on the fresh marsh

    Spotted redshank - 1 on the saltmarsh

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 20 January 2015

    January 20th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Wildfowl were at a premium today. Following sub zero overnight, the fresh marsh and reedbed pools were completely frozen pushing many of the ducks onto Patsy's reedbed. This afternoon, 136 gadwall, 30 tufted duck and a couple of little grebes were feeding in a large open area of water they had made. During these hard conditions many of the wildfowl move to the tidal pool that stays ice free,  

    Jack snipe - 1 on drained grazing meadow pool this afternoon

    Water pipit - 2 on drained grazing meadow pool this afternoon

    Peregrine - 1 hunting over the reserve

    Barn owl - 2 hunting birds late afternoon

    Woodcock - 1 in scrub but elusive

    Avocet - 7 on fresh marsh

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 19 January 2015

    January 19th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Twite - 4 on fresh marsh this morning

    Woodcock - 2 in visitor centre scrub

    Avocet - 7 on fresh marsh

    Hen harrier - 2 ringtails to roost

    Water pipit - 1 on fresh marsh

    Spotted redshank - 3 on saltmarsh

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 17 January 2015

    January 17th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Twite - 25 briefly on the fresh marsh this morning, 10 with linnets on the volunteer marsh this afternoon

    Snow bunting - 40 along the beach towards Thornham Point

    Velvet scoter - 2 offshore

    Slavonian grebe - 1 offshore

    Water pipit - 1 on the fresh marsh, 1 in the reedbed

    Kittiwake - immature briefly on the fresh marsh this morning then flew towards the beach

    Spotted redshank - 1 on fresh marsh

    Ruff - 45 on drained grazing meadow pool

    Woodcock - 1 in scrub from Meadow Trail

    Avocet - 7 on fresh marsh

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 16 January 2015

    January 16th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Twite - 40 west along the beach towards Thornham Point late morning

    Spotted redshank - 1 on fresh marsh

    Avocet - 4 on fresh marsh

    Bittern - 1 in flight over reedbed several times throughout the day

    Chiffchaff - 1 in the willows near Island Hide

    Woodcock - 1 roosting again in the scrub between the carpark and visitor centre

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 15 January 2015

    January 15th 2015 - Today at Titchwell

    Hen harrier - 2 females to roost this evening during our harrier roost event

    Great Northern diver - 1 offshore

    Woodcock - 1 in scrub between carpark and visitor centre

    Water pipit - 2 on drained grazing meadow pool

    Spotted redshank - 1 on fresh marsh

    Ruff - 25 on drained grazing meadow pool

    Posted by Paul Eele

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Your sightings

Grid reference: TF7543 (+2km)

Avocet (3)
28 Jan 2015
Black-tailed Godwit (1)
28 Jan 2015
Bar-tailed Godwit (7)
28 Jan 2015
Ruff (22)
28 Jan 2015
Marsh Harrier (1)
28 Jan 2015
Water Rail (1)
28 Jan 2015
Spotted Redshank (1)
28 Jan 2015
Bearded Tit (2)
28 Jan 2015
Water Pipit (1)
28 Jan 2015
Twite ()
28 Jan 2015

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

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