Monday, 26 March 2018

Titchwell - 24th March 2018

We had other reasons to be in Norfolk, but we made a late morning visit to Titchwell reserve. It was reasonably quiet, with a bit of poor visibility on the sea due to overcast conditions and a slight mist on the sea prevented observations too far out.

Walking from the car park, four Brambling were calling to each other. En route up the track around 10 Bearded Tits spent a fair bit of the time travelling up and down the reeds next to the track.

Male Bearded Tit

The fresh Marsh had fairly high water levels with few waders on it apart from a few Avocet, a Ruff, a small flock of remaining Brent Geese, with at least 22 Mediterranean Gulls on the available islands being used for Gulls starting to set up territories. A couple of Marsh Harriers were flying over the eastern side of the Marsh, along wiht a single Barn Owl

adult Mediterranean Gulls

The brackish marsh held more Avocet, along with a few Black-tailed Godwits, single Little Egret, Knot and Greenshank.


The beach on a drop tide held a decent sized flock of Knot, with a  number of Turnstone, and a few Bar-tailed Godwit, Sanderling, Oystercatcher and Grey Plover, with 10 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea, along with just 4 Great Crested Grebes.


Knot, with flag, but codes had become unreadable

Knots feeding on the beach around the old brick structure