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Titchwell Marsh RSPB reserve 2016
Saturday COACH trip

Date: Saturday 10 September 2016 at 07:00

Details:

On a wet but warm Saturday morning, 21 of us arrived at Braywick to join the coach taking us up to Titchwell in Norfolk. This is the longest coach trip that we run but we made reasonable time and arrived at about 10:45am, which gave us about five hours of birding.

Having all dressed for the wet weather conditions, some went directly to the coast and others went straight to the hides. Those that went to the coast saw Arctic Skua, Cormorant and Common Scoter. From the hides we saw some very good waders including Little Stint, Ruff, Black Tailed and Bar Tailed Godwit, Redshank, Turnstones, Common Sandpiper, Dunlin, Avocet, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Knot, Grey and Golden Plovers, a Curlew and a Curlew Sandpiper. We also had good views of four Spoonbills and all the usual ducks including Shoveler, Wigeon, Teal, Gadwall and Shelduck, but no Gargany or Red-crested Pochard which had been reported.

Most people stayed in the hide for a spot of lunch and tried to dry out, then after lunch we mainly stayed in the hides to see Bearded Tits, Read Warblers, Common Tern, Sandwich Terns and Little Grebe. By 2:45pm we all needed to go for Hot Chocolate and a bacon bap which I would recommend. We then had a walk round the shop and made our way back to the coach because of the bad weather. A good birding day with 83 birds seen, 1 heard and 21 very wet people.

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Titchwell Marsh, 10/9/2016, Rain, rain

Mute Swan

Greylag Goose

Canada Goose

Shelduck

Wigeon

Gadwall

Teal

Mallard

Pintail

Shoveler

Tufted Duck

Common Scoter

Pheasant

Gannet

Cormorant

Little Egret

Grey Heron

Spoonbill

Little Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Marsh Harrier

Kestrel

Water Rail

Moorhen

Coot

Avocet

Oystercatcher

Golden Plover

Grey Plover

Lapwing

Ringed Plover

Curlew

Black-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Gotwit

Turnstone

Knot

Ruff

Curlew Sandpiper

Sanderling

Dunlin

Little Stint

Common Sandpiper

Spotted Redshank

Redshank

Snipe

Arctic Skua

Black Tern

Sandwich Tern

Common Tern

Black-headed Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Herring Gull

Greater Black-backed Gull

Rock Dove

Wood Pigeon

Collared Dove

Swift

Jay

Jackdaw

Carrion Crow

Blue Tit

Great Tit

Bearded Tit

Swallow

House Martin

Cetti's Warbler (Heard)

Long-tailed Tit

Chiffchaff

Reed warbler

Wren

Starling

Blackbird

Robin

Stonechat

Wheatear

House Sparrow

Yellow Wagtail

Pied Wagtail

Meadow Pipit

Chaffinch

Greenfinch

Goldfinch

Linnet

Reed Bunting

83 Bird Species seen plus 1 heard

Grey Squirrel

Rabbit

Dead Frog

Seal

Dragonfly

Small Tortoiseshell

21 People