Day Trips

Saturday 7th November 2020

EARLY WINTER IN NORTH NORFOLK
EARLY WINTER IN NORTH NORFOLK

North Norfolk never fails to thrill when it comes to winter birding. With vast flocks of Pink-footed Geese along with Greater White-fronted Geese, Horned Lark and Snow Buntings, it is a day not to be missed!

Depending on up-to-date bird news we make the most of daylight hours to ensure we see a good range of species. Visiting areas of Salthouse and Cley where wintering passerines such as Snow Bunting, Twite and Horned Larks feed amongst the commoner Eurasian Skylark. The sea at this time of year can produce Great Northern, Black-throated and Red-throated Divers and grebes, including Red-necked and Slavonian.

We finish the day at Holkham National Nature Reserve for one of the greatest bird spectacles in the UK, the sight and sound of which is always to be remembered. As the afternoon progresses, large numbers of Pink-footed Geese fly in to the grazing marsh before moving out to nearby sandbanks to roost.

On previous tours we have seen Greater White-fronted, Barnacle, Ross’s and Snow Geese as well as Black Brant. The rough grassland often produces Western Barn and Short-eared Owls which should also be present. In recent years we have seen Waxwing, Grey Phalarope, Western Sandpiper and White-crowned Sparrow on our winter tours!

£50

(Does not include reserve admission charges)