Birding in North Norfolk

It was not a birding trip but more of a break from the hustle and bustle! Staying in Wells-Next-the-Sea gave us easy access to the towns along the coast covered by the coastal hopper- bus that runs “regularly” from town to town along the coast. 😛

The holiday mood was in full swing in Wells-Next-The-Sea and around with carnivals, fairs and parades happening nearly everyday in August! There were lots to eat, lots to do and of course lots to see. For one, the marshlands and open skies were incredibly breathtaking. Some of our walks through the open fields and a visit to Titchwell Nature Reserve gave us awesome views of birds in the area.

Walking highlights include:

Walk from Wells-Next-The-Sea to Holkam Park and back- 6 miles

Titchwell Nature Reserve

Walk from Burnam Deepdale to Burnam Oviary – 3 miles

Walk from Wells-Next-The-Sea to Holkam Beach – 3 miles

My lifers include :

Barnacle goose

Egyptian goose

Greater Black-backed gull

Song thrush

European Robin

Common Scoter

Pink footed goose!

A hybrid and a genuine together in lake at Holkam Park!

A hybrid and a genuine together in lake at Holkam Park!

Alson seen in Holkam Park

Also seen in Holkam Park

Greater Black backed gull in Titchwell Nature Reserve

Greater Black backed gull in Titchwell Nature Reserve

 

pink footed goose in Holkam Park

pink footed goose in Holkam Park

Common gulls and Sanderlings enjoyed the sea at Titchwell..

Common gulls and Sanderlings enjoyed the sea at Titchwell..

All seen at Titchwell Nature Reserve!

All seen at Titchwell Nature Reserve!

If you are lucky, you could spot three kinds of deer in Holkam park and estate!

From left- Chinese deer, Fallow deer, Red deer

From left- Chinese deer, Fallow deer, Red deer

And here’s some landscape photos of this wonderful coastal area and the lazy seals at Blakney point!

Holkham beach

Holkham beach

Pier at Wells-next-the-sea

Pier at Wells-next-the-sea

lazy seals at blakeney point

lazy seals at blakeney point