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  • Saturday 15 December 2018

    Haddiscoe Island - Rough-legged Buzzard, 4 Short-eared Owls
    Brancaster - Rough-legged Buzzard at Barrow Common
    Ormesby Little Broad - Smew
    Buckenham Marshes - 21 Taiga Bean Geese, 187 White-fronted Geese
    Welney - 4 Taiga Bean Geese
    Waxham - Tundra Bean Goose, 2 White-fronted Geese
    Ingham - 18 Bewick's Swans
    Cromer - Caspian Gull
    Holkham - 27 Shorelarks, 30 Snow Buntings
    Titchwell - Water Pipit, Red-necked Grebe, 7 Long-tailed Ducks
    Sculthorpe - Northern Bullfinch reported
    Clippesby - 10 Common Cranes
    Norwich - Great White Egret at Colney GPs

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Its geographic location and wide diversity of habitats combine to make Norfolk one of the very best counties in Great Britain for birdwatching – whatever the season.

Whether its booming bitterns or sky-dancing marsh harriers over the reedbeds of the north coast, wildfowl and waders wheeling over the immense mudflats of The Wash or the haunting calls of roosting cranes in the Broads, Norfolk can deliver a truly memorable wildlife experience all year round.

The Bird ID Company The county boasts a list of over 420 species, including some very rare resident species, breeding and winter visitors, passage migrants and many vagrants. It is one of the few counties in Britain where it is possible to see in excess of 100 bird species on any given day without too much effort. So it’s not surprising that a birdwatcher’s calendar is not complete without a visit to Norfolk and most visit many times during the year.

However, it's appeal is much broader than just birds, with over 100 miles of unspoilt coastline, habitats ranging from the dune slacks and marshes of Holkham to the arid heathland of the Brecks and a range of unusual or sought-after non-bird species, which include swallowtail butterflies in the Broads and the seal colony on Blakeney Point, Norfolk genuinely offers something for every interest.

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