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  • 25 July 2014

    July 25th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Curlew sandpiper - 2 mounting adults feeding with 40+ dunlin on the fresh marsh today

    Wood sandpiper - 2 still present on the fresh marsh

    Spoonbill - up to 13 today

    Spotted redshank - 6 on fresh marsh. Most of the birds have already moulted into their grey winter plumage although some of them still have some black on them

    Common sandpiper - 3 on fresh marsh

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 24 July 2014

    July 24th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Little stint - 2 feeding on fresh marsh this afternoon

    Wood sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh

    Spoonbill - 4 mobile birds on the reserve this afternoon

    Med gull - 1 offshore this afternoon

    Bittern - 1 briefly in flight over the reedbed 

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 23 July 2014

    July 23rd 2014 - Today's highlights

    Curlew sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh feeding with 30 dunlin

    Spoonbill - 18 on fresh marsh this afternoon

    Wood sandpiper - 2 on fresh marsh

    Little stint - 1 on fresh marsh

    Ruff - 50 on fresh marsh

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 22 July 2014

    July 22nd 2014 - Today's highlights

    Wood sandpiper - 2 on fresh marsh

    Spoonbill - 12 on fresh marsh

    Garganey - 1 again on fresh marsh showing very well by main path

    Spotted redshank - 10 on fresh marsh

    Dunlin - 60 on fresh marsh this afternoon

    Arctic skua - an unusual record of 4 west over the reserve this afternoon

    Avocet - 300 on fresh marsh

    Black tailed godwit - 370 on fresh marsh

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 21 July 2014

    July 21st 2014 - Today's highlights

    Wood sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh

    Garganey - 1 on fresh marsh showing well feeding close to the main path

    Spoonbill - 10 on fresh marsh

    Green sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh

    Little ringed plover - 5 on fresh marsh

    Med gull - 2 2nd summer on fresh marsh

    Spotted redshank - 10 on fresh marsh

    Common sandpiper - 2 on fresh marsh today. Small numbers have been passing through the reserve with 16 on Saturday evening

    Black tailed godwit - 247 on fresh marsh

    Avocet - 230 on fresh marsh. 346 on the Saturday evening was the 5th highest count for the reserve

    Dunlin - 32 on fresh marsh including the 1st juveniles of the autumn 

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 17 July 2014

    July 17th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Spoonbill - 20 on fresh marsh

    Spotted redshank - 9 on fresh marsh

    Ruff - 5 on fresh marsh

    Greenshank - 3 on fresh marsh

    Dunlin - 33 on fresh marsh

    Golden plover - 12 summer plumage birds briefly on fresh marsh this morning

    Black tailed godwit - 120 feeding on fresh marsh

    Common sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh

    White admiral butterfly - 1 still present in the carpark but seems to be very mobile.

    There are lots of migrant butterflies around at the moment with good numbers of painted ladies seen this week. Keep your eyes open for scarce (aka yellow legged) tortoiseshells along the coast at the moment. There have been several sightings in Norfolk and Suffolk this week.

    I am off until early next week so I hope you can wait for the next update ;-)

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 16 July 2014

    July 16th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Spoonbill - 14 on the fresh marsh this afternoon but mobile

    Spotted redshank - 8 on fresh marsh

    Ruff - 22 on fresh marsh

    Green sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh

    Black tailed godwit - 186 on fresh marsh

    Hobby - 1 hunting over reedbed this afternoon

    Mediterranean gull - moulting adult roosting on the fresh marsh with black headed gulls

    Avocet - 226 on the fresh marsh

    White admiral butterfly -  in the carpark at Titchwell a couple of times this morning. I don't remember any other records in my time here so could be a new species for the reserve.

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 15 July 2014

    July 15th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Spoonbill - 8 on fresh marsh this afternoon. They are spending a lot of time roosting behind the islands so are not always on show. 

    Spotted redshank - 12 on fresh marsh. Several are still in their black summer plumage 

    Little gull - 1st summer on fresh marsh

    Little stint - 1 reported on fresh marsh this afternoon

    Avocet - over 200 on the fresh marsh

    Bittern - 2 sightings of birds in flight over the reedbed. Sadly we haven't located a nest on the reserve this year

    Little ringed plover - 3 juveniles on the fresh marsh

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 14 July 2014

    July 14th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Great white egret - 1 east over reserve early morning

    Spotted redshank - 21 on fresh marsh

    Greenshank - 4 on fresh marsh

    Spoonbill - 13 on fresh marsh early morning including several juveniles begging the adults for food

    Little gull - 1st summer on fresh marsh

    Med gull - 2 on fresh marsh

    Black tailed godwit - 155 on fresh marsh

    Avocet - 268 on fresh marsh

    Dunlin - 5 on fresh marsh

    Little ringed plover - 2 on fresh marsh

    Green woodpecker - 3 in carpark. Normally a very rare species at Titchwell

    I am interested to find out if these daily sightings are of interest to our readers. Any feedback/suggestions would be gratefully recieved

    Posted by Paul Eele

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Your sightings

Grid reference: TF7543 (+2km)

Avocet ()
25 Jul 2014
Little Ringed Plover ()
25 Jul 2014
Bar-tailed Godwit ()
25 Jul 2014
Common Sandpiper ()
25 Jul 2014
Whimbrel (1)
25 Jul 2014
Spotted Redshank (1)
25 Jul 2014
Yellow Wagtail (1)
25 Jul 2014
Water Rail ()
25 Jul 2014
Curlew Sandpiper ()
25 Jul 2014
Little Stint (1)
24 Jul 2014

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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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