Norfolk Custom Tour For Two Day Five 1 March 2023 Holkham Cley And Thornham

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Wonderful to watch Eurasian Spoonbills as we enjoyed our lunch at Cley NWT Reserve.

As we have been crazy busy guiding trips it has been difficult to keep the blog updated so some quick fire updates to follow…

A lovely breakfast at the hotel after watching Barn Owls over the garden then we drove east. First stop was at Holkham Marsh view point where we watched lots of geese including Russian White-fronted Geese and plenty of Marsh Harriers, Red Kites and two Great Egrets.

On to Cley-Next-the- Sea where we visited the NWT Reserve, walking along the famous East Bank to the beach and back. It was windy and cold but still plenty to see including a Bearded Tit whizzing over the reeds. Big flocks of Dark-bellied Brent Geese were a spectacular sight and lots of waders and ducks were on the marshes. We enjoyed a lovely lunch at the NWT café overlooking the marsh where we watched Spoonbills, Avocets, Ruff and Marsh Harriers – not bad from the table.

We then headed back west and Lyn and John opted for a visit to Thornham Harbour rather than brave Holkham Beach again to look for the Shore Larks which had been seen earlier. A Peregrine flew over as we neared Thornham – the only one seen on the trip. At Thornham it was cold and windy so few birds to see sadly but there were Brent Geese, Bar-tailed Godwits and Marsh Harriers. We decided to head back to the hotel to warm up and pack for our journey home the following day.

As we have been crazy busy guiding trips it has been difficult to keep the blog updated so some quick fire updates to follow…

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