"Birds and Wildflowers at Snettisham Preserve" England Things to Do Tip by no1birdlady
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The Wash is one of the last wilderness areas of southern England. A sign told us that about 300,000 birds come here in winter. We are here in June so we didn't know what we would find here. We paid our fee and hiked the trails through beautiful displays of wildflowers and butterflies. It was probably about 2 miles out to the beach but once here there was a lagoon with a Common Black-headed Gull nesting on a rock on an island.On the ocean side, there are extensive mud flats where we saw 3 Black-tailed Godwits(which were life birds for us), Oystercatchers, C. Ringed Plovers, Avocets, Turnstones, and Skylarks doing a low hover flight over the grassy areas.
Directions: North of King's Lynn on A149 on the coastal area known as The Wash.
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