At Last A Sunny Day For Day Two Of Our Custom Norfolk Tour 25 October 2020

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We enjoyed lovely looks at Fieldfare a bird Katie had really wanted to see in the UK.

It was so good to see blue sky this morning, though a strong wind was still blowing. We picked up Katie from her hotel and were soon at Burnham Overy Staithe. Being a Sunday we knew it would be busy on this beautiful stretch of Norfolk coast and we quickly parked and headed out along the seawall. We hadn’t gone far when a lady drew our attention to the Rough-legged Buzzard again over Scolt Head Island and although quite distant we had good views in the Leica telescopes in the wonderful morning light. Marsh Harriers, Kestrels, a Peregrine and Common Buzzards added to the raptors on this one of our favourite walks. So many birds here it was difficult to make progress as we kept stopping to admire the latest species to appear, masses of waders and wildfowl including thousands of Pink-footed Geese against the big sky were just wonderful.

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The sky full of Pink-footed Geese always a real joy on our Norfolk tours in Autumn and Winter.

When we reached the dunes a Fieldfare landed in a small hawthorn bush right next us what a stunning looking bird, perhaps new in off the North Sea. Norfolk in October, you never know what might pop up next and it’s wonderful. From the top of the dunes we had a wonderful view both east and west along the Norfolk coast and back over Holkham Fresh Marsh to the south, breath-taking. On the sea we watched Common Scoter and Red-throated Divers and Gannets passing.

On the walk back the seawall was busy with folk and lots of dogs but still plenty of birds to enjoy. A flock of Barnacle Geese were resting in a field with Pink-footed Geese and Greylag Geese; four Grey Partridges were hunkered down by a fence, Bearded Tits “pinged” from the reed bed and shot over the area so fast. We then headed to nearby Burnham Deepdale for lunch and were lucky to find a table, so many people about on this sunny Sunday.

After lunch we had a change of habitat and headed a little way inland to an area of heathland. We had some nice views of some of our “regular” birds including a lovely flock of Long-tailed Tits, Goldcrests, Red Kite and more fly over Pink-footed Geese. On the way back to Katie’s hotel we checked an area of farmland where we enjoyed watching a covey of Red-legged Partridge, Meadow Pipits and Lesser black backed Gulls all new for the trip.

A lovely day and so good not to get wet for a change.

Come and join us for a “Tour for Two” – very small group just two guests with two guides, tailor made itinerary, low risk in these COVID-19 times and of course lots of birds and an excellent chance of enjoying them all. Do drop us a line and we can make all the arrangements be it a day trip, two days, three day or as long a tour as you wish. Our recent Tours for Two have visited the Highlands of Scotland, North Wales and the Yorkshire coast and we are planning many more! Let us know where you would like to go and we can put together a proposal perfect for you.

We are so lucky to have so many species and habitats within easy reach here in North Wales we would love you to join us for one of our Best of North Wales Birdwatching Trips days out. We expect to enjoy a lot of birds during these relaxed pace tours and we can tailor make the day to suit you.

We would love you to join us on our Birdwatching Trips in the future just drop us a line to arrange a custom tour and please see our tours pages for set departure trips. If you have any questions at all please fire away here….

We look forward to enjoying wonderful birds in beautiful places with you soon!

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