Places to see birds


Adult black-tailed godwit in summer plummage, at the RSPB Snettisham nature reserve, Norfolk

The best time to visit is approx 2hrs either side of high tide. Keep to track along the sea wall and do not venture into any of the lagoons as they are deep and dangerous.
Best time of year is during the spring and autumn migration when many waders use the large lagoon behind the sea wall. Knot, Dunlin, Redshank and other common wader numbers are usually high and Black-tailed Godwit are regular visitors. On the tidal mudflats, large numbers of Shelduck can be seen year round. Teal and Pintail are common with occasional Eider and Scaup. Wintering Great Crested Grebe can be found off shore. Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and other birds of prey often hunt over the area.
There has been records of Spoonbill at the lagoon in Summer.
Recent Sitings, 23 Nov '10 - Green winged Teal on channel behind sea wall. Scaup Approx 20 in mid river.
Ring-billed Gull on lagoon and Golden Plovers