Norfolk Birdwatching Houseparty

Wheatear Holme Sept

Wheatear, always a pleasure to see this migrant

If it's autumn, it must be Norfolk! We always make at least one visit to the wonderful North Norfolk coast at this time of year to enjoy the exciting birds here and autumn migration. From our extremely comfortable base right on the coastal marshes, we head out each day in a different direction to explore the best that Norfolk has to offer.

So far, we've visited RSPB Titchwell reserve, Cley NWT reserve, Holkham Pines and Holkham Park and places inbetween, as well as our regular early morning walk along the seawall at Burnham Overy Staithe, enjoying exciting birds along the way.

Whinchat male May 2015

Whinchat poses for our group

Highlight birds so far include: masses of Pink-footed Geese and arriving Brent Geese, Common Scoter, Great White Egret, Cattle Egret, Grey Partridge, Grey Plover, Golden Plover, Black- and Bar-tailed Godwit, Knot, Ruff, Greenshank, Little Stint, Whimbrel, Green and Common Sandpipers, Water Rail, Arctic Skua, Guillemot, Razorbill, Mediterranean Gull, Sandwich Tern, Red-throated Diver, Marsh Harrier, Red Kite, Peregrine, Hobby, Merlin, Bearded Tit, Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Wheatear, Whinchat, Green Woodpecker, Tawny Owl and more!

Grey Partridge

Great to catch up with cryptically-plumaged Grey Partridge

In fact, even from the balcony of our house we've enjoyed the spectacular flyby of Pink-footed Goose, Spoonbill, Kingfisher, Marsh Harrier, waders in the harbour and more!

With a whole week to enjoy on the Norfolk coast, we have plenty more exciting birding adventures to come so do check back for more.

Burnham Overy Staithe

The morning walk along the seawall at Burnham Overy Staithe is always one of the highlights of the trip

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