Norfolk has so much wildlife to take in throughout the year – it might be tricky to know exactly where to be at different times of the year. There are plenty of reserves to visit and specialist bird tours available.
In the Spring you can enjoy the bird migration at NWT Cley Marshes where you might catch a glimpse of nesting Avocets or a sky dancing display from the Marsh Harriers.
Summer is obviously a good time to head to the coast for more reason than one. A boat trip from Blakeney Point to see the seals is a must. You may also spot some Marsh Harriers, Terns and Bitterns along the way.
In Autumn you will find the waders returning to the Marshes. At RSPB Titchwell and Snettisham you may discover a rare yellow browed warbler or red backed shrike. At the inland Pensthorpe reserve there is plenty to see too, woodpeckers, kingfishers, and owls. In November and December the Pink-footed geese walks are a spectacular sight at The Snettisham RSPB where thousands of birds migrate from Iceland, Norway and Greenland and settle on the inter-tidal mudflats at Snettisham for the winter months.
During the Winter months a trip to WWT Welney is likely to see the arrival of flocks of birds such as wild geese and swans. The Wash is an important feeding ground from waders to birds of prey they all flock here for food.
One thing is for sure if you are a keen twitcher, this area will not fail to delight, we have even been known to have some rare sightings in the hotel grounds.