Birding Site: Dersingham Bog

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Common Crossbill by Stuart White

Common Crossbill by Stuart White 



An important heathland bog site in the west of the county


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Dersingham bog is the largest Acid Valley Mire in east anglia. Most people visit this site in spring and summer to see the Nightjars, they can be seen perched on the wires around the boardwalk. The habitat is quite unique in Norfolk and is one of the only sites to hold Black Darter a species of dragonfly. The bog has been good for over wintering Great Grey Shrike in the last few years. Crossbills are failry easy here, normally seen in flight and Woodlark are around from late February. If you go past the first car park where the roads cross after wolferton triangle and take the north side of the wolferton loop you come to the clifftop car park. The view from the cliff is becoming more obscured with trees but you can still see the wash, I have scoped Rough Legged Buzzard form here and you often get a flock of Crossbills over head especially in March.


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