Barn Owl
Blackbird
Blackcap
Black-headed Gull
Black Redstart
Blue Tit
Brambling
Bullfinch
Buzzard
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Coal Tit
Collared Dove
Common Gull
Coot
Crested Tit
Crossbill
Cuckoo
Dunnock
Feral Pigeon
Fieldfare
Garden Warbler
Goldcrest
Goldfinch
Goshawk
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Tit
Greenfinch
Green Woodpecker
Grey Heron
Grey Partridge
Grey Wagtail
Hawfinch
Herring Gull
Hoopoe
House Martin
House Sparrow
Jackdaw
Jay
Kestrel
Kingfisher
Lapwing
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Whitethroat
Linnet
Little Owl
Long-eared Owl
Long-tailed Tit
Magpie
Mallard
Marsh Tit
Meadow Pipit
Mistle Thrush
Moorhen
Nightingale
Nuthatch
Peregrine
Pheasant
Pied Flycatcher
Pied Wagtail
Quail
Raven
Red Kite
Red-legged Partridge
Redpoll
Redstart
Redwing
Reed Bunting
Ring-necked Parakeet
Robin
Rook
Sand Martin
Serin
Short-eared Owl
Siskin
Skylark
Song Thrush
Sparrowhawk
Spotted Flycatcher
Starling
Stock Dove
Stonechat
Swallow
Swift
Tawny Owl
Treecreeper
Tree Sparrow
Turtle Dove
Waxwing
Whinchat
Whitethroat
Willow Tit
Willow Warbler
Wood Pigeon
Wren
Yellow Wagtail
Yellowhammer

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RSPB Titchwell Marsh

RSPB Titchwell Marsh is on the north Norfolk coast and is one of the jewels in their crown because of the superb mix of habitat and the fact Norfolk juts out into the North Sea and so passage migrants often make landfall here. The habitats include farmland, hedgerows, fresh, brackish and salt marsh, reed beds, sandy shore and dunes and the sea.

A public footpath runs all the way from the car park to the beach with offshoot paths leading to hides that overlook the lagoons and reed beds. A visit to Titchwell will never disappoint - I've usually seen 60-70 species in a day and on one occasion I got 85 species in the day.

Waders are best seen at high tide when they are pushed up the shore and on to the reserve.

The best time for sea birds and passage migrants is during northerly winds that push the birds inshore. Be warned, these arctic winds blow straight down the North Sea and can be uncomfortable even on an otherwise mild day and downright unpleasant in winter - so be sure to wrap up in warm clothes! At other times, you can sit in the sunshine among the sand dunes and watch the birds and world go by...

The visitor centre has a shop, cafeteria and toilets. There are 3 hides and a sea watching platform.

Below is a list of species I have observed on different visits in the spring, autumn and winter.

What You Might See
Arctic Redpoll
Arctic Skua
Arctic Tern
Avocet
Bar-headed Goose
Bar-tailed Godwit
Barn Owl
Bearded Tit
Bittern
Black-headed Gull
Black-tailed Godwit
Black-throated Diver
Black-winged Stilt
Blackbird
Blue Tit
Brent Goose
Canada Goose
Carrion Crow
Cetti's Warbler
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Coal Tit
Collared Dove
Common Buzzard
Common Eider
Common Gull
Common Scoter
Common Snipe
Common Tern
Common Whitethroat
Coot
Cormorant
Curlew
Curlew Sandpiper
Dunlin
Dunnock
Egyptian Goose
Gadwall
Gannet
Goldcrest
Golden Plover
Goldeneye
Goldfinch
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Crested Grebe
Great Skua
Great Tit
Green Sandpiper
Greenfinch
Greenshank
Grey Heron
Grey Partridge
Grey Phalarope
Grey Plover
Greylag Goose
Guillemot
Hen Harrier
Herring Gull
House Martin
House Sparrow
Jay
Kestrel
Kingfisher
Knot
Lapwing
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Redpoll
Lesser Whitethroat
Linnet
Little Egret
Little Grebe
Little Gull
Little Stint
Long-tailed Tit
Magpie
Mallard
Marsh Harrier
Meadow Pipit
Mediterranean Gull
Moorhen
Mute Swan
Nuthatch
Oystercatcher
Pectoral Sandpiper
Peregrine
Pheasant
Pied Wagtail
Pink-footed Goose
Pintail
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-throated Diver
Redshank
Reed Bunting
Reed Warbler
Ringed Plover
Robin
Ruff
Sand Martin
Sanderling
Sandwich Tern
Sedge Warbler
Shelduck
Shoveler
Skylark
Snow Goose
Song Thrush
Sparrowhawk
Spoonbill
Spotted Redshank
Starling
Stonechat
Swallow
Teal
Turnstone
Water Pipit
Water Rail
Wheatear
Wigeon
Willow Warbler
Wood Pigeon
Wood Sandpiper
Woodcock
Wren
Yellow Wagtail


Last revision: 21 Feb 2015
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