Autumn Migration in Norfolk - October 2018

We're in Norfolk for the first of our two Norfolk October Houseparties, perfectly timed to coincide with exciting autumn migration. Each day, our birding has started with a walk along the seawall right outside our wonderful home-from-home at Burnham Overy Staithe, finding great birds like Barred Warbler and Yellow-browed Warbler.

Burnham Overy Staithe Sept 3

First light on the sea wall

We've also caught up with Snow Bunting and Jack Snipe at Cley, though yesterday's birding highlight was definitely the sight of skein after skein of Pink-footed Geese coming in off the sea as they first arrived here on migration. Wave afer wave of geese all calling excitedly flew over us for some 25 minutes, with thousands of birds successfully migrating to our shores for the winter. It really was a very special, uplifting moment.

Pink footed Geese sky full 2

Masses of geese on the move

Other highlights include:

Brent Geese, Woodcock, Grey Partridge, Red-throated Diver, Eider, Great White Egret, Spoonbill, Hen Harrier, Red Kite, Jack Snipe, Avocet, Golden Plover, Spotted Redshank, Mediterranean Gull, Barn Owl, Lesser Whitethroat, Bearded Tit, Wheatear, Brambling, Snow Bunting, Yellowhammer, and more!

Snow Bunting 1

Confiding Snow Bunting

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