Wednesday 15 April 2015

Birding in Happisburgh, Norfolk

My second time up to visit Grandparents-in-law in Happisburgh, this time I had the best part of 4 days rather than the 1 day in Autumn last year! Between Tim (my wife's Grandad) and I, we managed 86 species, which we were pleased with. Most came from dog walks along Happisburgh beach, adding a few more on a quick trip out in the car down the country lanes (finding Grey Partridge), a couple of hours at Cley Marshes Nature Reserve to add waders, ducks and geese etc, plus a trip to Norwich and Whitlingham Country Park. Here are a selection of photos from the trip:

Female Black Redstart at Happisburgh

Meadow Pipit

Small Tortoiseshell

Sandwich Tern, Common and Herring Gulls

Turnstones and Ringed Plover

Sanderling and Turnstone



Grey Partridge at Happisburgh


Pair of Grey Partridge at Happisburgh

Skylarks (never seen so many in my life!)

Three Hares behind Cley Visitor Centre


Black-tailed Godwit

Curlew and Lapwing

Male Marsh Harrier


Wood Pigeon and Wigeon

Shelduck, Avocets and Gadwall

Mute Swan

Marsh Harriers (male left, female right)

Avocet and Ruff


Brent Geese

Redshank and Lapwing

Peregrine at Norwich Cathedral

Egyptian Gosling

Egyptian Goose and Gosling

Great Crested Grebe at Whitlingham Country Park

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