Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Titchwell Marsh Visit



Images from my recent visit to Titchwell Marsh Bird Reserve on the North Norfolk coast.

Sadly there was not a great deal to observe and much less than I expected.

There were several Shelduck on one of the lagoons feeding away amongst the mud.




A few Bar-tailed Godwit (I think) were found feeding on the lagoons rafter than the shoreline which is were I have found them in the past.




The ubiquitous Redshank were found in most areas.



I found one Ringed Plover.


A flock of Dunlin were observed feeding on the mudflats and suddenly taking to the air and landing elsewhere, only to repeat this several times.





The shoreline was crowded out with nothing.
A few birders and not many shorebirds unfortunately.





The first bird I actually took a photo of on the day was this delightful Wren that was found on the trunk of tree in the sunlight.



Not something I see very often, a distant Brambling (male).
Subsequently I observed one female in the same location.





A few of these beautifully coloured Teal Duck were found.




Quite a number of Lapwing could be seen, both out on the various waters and on the marshland.


The only sighting of interest on the shore was this distant flock of Oystercatchers.






26 comments:

  1. Despite the quiet conditions you managed to capture some lovely photos Roy, especially the waders and the Shelducks, whilst well done managing to get a pic of the male Brambling. The Wren also looks very nice in the winter sunshine. The water levels looked low for your visit so perhaps that partly explains why it was so quiet.

    Hope you are well and best wishes to you and yours :-)

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    1. Thanks David. I don't see many Brambling unfortunately.

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  2. You might not have seen what you wanted to but there are some nice birds and photos to show, beautiful blue skies..
    Amanda xx

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  3. geweldig mooie gevarieerde serie een lust voor het oog om er naar te kijken.

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  4. A great reserve on the Norfolk coast, one I used to enjoy visiting.
    Sadly the RSPCA policy is no dogs on its reserves; hooligan kids, yes, but not dogs. Such a shame.
    Good to see the Brambling; and they look like Bar-tailed to me.

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    1. Thanks Keith, I hadn't realised that about no dogs.
      There were certainly one or more two legged types there that could have been banned.
      These people that stick their tripod all across the path and you have a problem getting around it for instance.

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  5. You saw some great birds! What a fun set of photos today. The last one is very evocative.

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  6. Hey Roy...Looks like a beauty of a day, with lots of sun. Nice scenery shot's and love those shore birds.

    Grace

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  7. Looked like a nice bright day for your visit Roy (and it didn't look too windy?...lol) just a shame that the 'more interesting' birds decided on a no show. The Brambling were a good spot though...[;o)

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  8. Looks like a great birding day with much variety! Thanks for sharing these.

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  9. Hi Roy

    Some lovely ducks in this post. We are mostly surrounded by tattered snow and house sparrows at present.

    Regards
    Guy

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    1. Thanks Guy. I have seen a lot more on other occasions here, so it was a bit disappointing.

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  10. Roy, it seems to me you saw a quite alot! and all of it I would just love to see! That's quite a wide and flat beach! It looks like you had a fun day!

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    1. Thanks Kathie. It was OK, but I have had much better there.

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  11. I would be happpy seeing all those birds! Lovely photos and that blue sky is stunning. Loved the teal shots especially. :-)

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  12. A beautiful place... that Bird Reserve, Roy!
    Thank you so much for sharing!
    Great images!

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    1. Thanks Ana. Its nice to visit when the sun is shining, but unpleasant with the strong Northerly cold wind.

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