North Norfolk In January A Custom Tour For Two 21 To 27 January 2024



Pink-footed Geese land at Holkham

North Norfolk in winter and we think of flocks of geese against beautiful big skies!



The North Norfolk coast is a wonderful place to enjoy birds, huge skies, beautiful beaches, and delicious food, we keep going back. January is the start of a new list for many birdwatchers – a year list – a fun challenge to see how many species of birds you can see in a calendar year. You can keep such a list for your garden, your local patch, your county, your country, or the world! It is fun and reminds us of how bird populations are constantly changing, when did you last see a Corn Bunting for example? How wonderful it is birds such as Little Egrets are now regular to see where forty years ago a rarity. Keeping a year list also gives us a little incentive to keep getting out into nature – oh so good for us! Have you seen a Kingfisher this year, no? Maybe time for a lovely walk by the river, you may not see a Kingfisher, but you will see birds and return feeling happier and calmer.


Thornham Harbour, Norfolk, January 2024 we love these big skies and the birds of course!



Tony and Eva asked us to put together one of our “Tours for Two” to North Norfolk in January and of course we were delighted to do that. Tony was keen to kick start his year list and Eva loves seeing old churches and we worked on a tour to include both!

We met Tony and Eva at The Titchwell Manor Hotel, their choice, and sat in front of the open fire with views over the marsh to discuss the itinerary. Each day we headed out along the North Norfolk coast to look for wonderful birds and taking time to visit the beautiful medieval churches – fascinating places with so much history. We also enjoyed delicious food from the wonderful breakfasts at Titchwell Manor, lunches at cafés – Thornham Deli a real favourite – and the most delicious dinner each evening.

Tony was thrilled by the number of exciting birds we encountered, and his 2024 list got off to his best ever start! Each day we added new birds and some wonderful species too.


A beautiful, and rare, Red-breasted Goose allowed us wonderful views in the winter sunshine.



Some of the bird highlights included watching a rare Pallid Harrier over the saltmarsh where we also enjoyed watching Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier, and Merlin. A beautiful, Red-breasted Goose so close amongst a flock of Dark-bellied Brent Geese, a Black-throated Diver on a pool by the beach and same pool held a gorgeous drake Long-tailed Duck, wonderful Barn Owls hunting over a meadow in late afternoon light – magical! Thousands of Pink-footed Geese always one of the highlights here, sight and sound! We also watched Russian White-fronted Geese, and so many Eurasian Wigeon along the coastal marshes – teaming with birds. We walked along the coast path under the huge skies so iconic of North Norfolk and enjoyed the lovely villages here, custom tours are wonderful because we can tailor them to suit you!

On our last day we visited RSPB Frampton Marsh Nature Reserve where we enjoyed super close views of the long-staying very rare Lesser Yellowlegs – yet another new bird for the 2024 list. We also enjoyed huge numbers of ducks and waders here and two Peregrine Falcons perched together, what a wonderful end to a lovely trip!

Huge thanks to Tony and Eva for their lovely company and we look forward to the Isles of Scilly in May with them.

If you would like a Tour for Two, custom made perfectly for you, please drop us a line here…

info@birdwatchingtrips.co.uk

And we can make all the arrangements leaving you to enjoy your holiday!

If you are looking for a winter wildlife break, come and join Iolo Williams of Spring Watch in North Wales in December 2024. Please email us for all the details.





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