"Birdwatch at Titchwell Marsh Nature Reserve." England Things to Do Tip by no1birdlady

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  Whooping Swan with Mute Swans at Titchwell Marsh
by no1birdlady

This is of the the RSPB nature reserves. They are wonderful places to look for birds and other nature. This is a well developed reserve with a map, visitor center, shop, and lots of hides to go in so that you can observe birds without disturbing them. There were a lot of Mute Swans here but we had heard that there was one Whooping Swan which was a life bird for us. Birders call a bird a "life bird" when they see that species for the first time in their life. We were also very grateful to some British birders here who helped us sort out the gulls that we were seeing. The immatures are very confusing. We saw Eurasian Spoonbills here as well as Marsh Harrier, Bullfinch, Wigeon, Common Gull, Med. Gulls, Black-winged Stilt, Little Grebe, and another life bird, the Eurasian Siskin coming to a feeder by the visitor center.

Directions: Titchwell Marsh is off hwy A149 north of Kings Lynn at the top of the area called The Wash. It's north of Hunstanton Cliffs.
Website: http://www.rspb.org.uk

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 6, 2005
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