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  • Sunday 24 March 2019

    Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 1+ Mealy Redpolls
    Weeting - Rough-legged Buzzard
    Happisburgh - Iceland Gull, Black Redstart, Short-eared Owl
    Welney - 10 Tundra Bean Geese, Scaup, Great White Egret
    Holkham - 5 Shorelarks, Great White Egret, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, Short-eared Owl
    Cley - 11 White-fronted Geese, Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck
    Burnham Norton - 2 Water Pipits, Great White Egret
    Titchwell - Water Pipit, Black-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 3 Slavonian Grebes, 3 Great Northern Divers, 2 Long-tailed Ducks
    HolmeRed-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 4 Long-tailed Ducks
    Burnham Overy - 3 Velvet Scoters
    Barton Broad - 2 Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
    Salthouse - Lesser Whitethroat possibly of an eastern form, Black Redstart
    Winterton - Hooded Crow, 26 White-fronted Geese flew out to sea
    Potter HeighamGreat White Egret, 25 White-fronted Geese, Short-eared Owl
    Claxton Marshes - Great White Egret
    Hickling Broad - 2 Great White Egrets

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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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