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RSPB reserve, Titchwell.

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By anget

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This is not strictly-speaking a gardening blog. but it does have plants in it!
The RSPB have only just reopened this site, and there is restricted access, but we enjoyed a walk round it today and saw plenty of waders and gulls as well as a juvenile Marsh Harrier. They said that 8 young have fledged this year, so that’s really good to hear.
Not many birds in the pics., because the hides aren’t open at the moment and they were taken with my Iphone. But more of the wide-open spaces that Norfolk excels in.

The reserve is on the North Norfolk coast:

Social distancing!


Local inhabitants.


The reedbeds:


Unusually, the reserve consists of both freshwater and saltmarsh.

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Never been there but it looks lovely, you picked a smashing day, I enjoy visiting places like that, thankyou for sharing your photographs....

22 Jul, 2020

 

Fernever, we saw an adult flying at Cley earlier in the week. And one at Minsmere a few years ago. Abssolutely stunning birds.

Lincs, thank you. It's just been a treat to see something 'natural' after all these weeks locked away!

23 Jul, 2020

 

It’s somewhere I’d like to visit sometime, Anget. Thank you for sharing your pics, you’re inspiring me to go..lots of fresh air, beautiful scenery and long walks.

23 Jul, 2020

 

Kate, for years we've been visiting the West Country (along with half the country!) but have been enjoying East Anglia just recently, especially Suffolk and Norfolk. They have charm of their own.

23 Jul, 2020

 

I think the things you are doing on your holiday are perfect for after the lockdown. You have obviously been to places that are very peaceful and quiet and very calming. My husband is a very keen bird watcher and loves wild, open spaces.

Hope you continue to enjoy your holiday.

23 Jul, 2020

 

Ang,you will be just the person to advise the special places in Norfolk and Suffolk to visit.Are there many villages you could suggest?

23 Jul, 2020

 

I agree Anget, I don't like crowds anyway but even more so this year, we bought ourselves a motorhome, not new but in good condition, two days later we went into lockdown, you can imagine the disappointment but health came first, we have been out in it a few times but couldn't stay overnight, now we can, we do have two terriers that go with us so obviously they have to be catered for, some reserves do allow them as long as on a leash and stay away from nesting sites..

23 Jul, 2020

 

Very fond of Norfolk......brings back happy memories...a long way for us to travel unfortunately....

23 Jul, 2020

 

M'land: we've been staying near the North Norfolk coast. Kept away from the holiday hotspots because of the crowds, so we've been quite rural.

23 Jul, 2020

 

DD: It's been a hellish journey back to Wilts. today: 5 hours of travel...Don't know what it would be like at the height of the season.

23 Jul, 2020

 

Glad you are safely home now.

We have cancelled a short break in the Lakes in September mainly because of the 6 hour journey to get there. Driving is not a huge amount of pleasure on our over crowded roads.

Tale it easy tomorrow.

23 Jul, 2020

 

W'rose: the older I get, the more I wonder if holidays are worth all the hassle of travel. Especially long-distance or abroad!! (Showing my age..)

23 Jul, 2020

 

Lincs: how lovely to have a motorhome. We saw one in the Broads that had a 'travelling cat' in it. He was partaking of the fresh air and exercise in the pub car park, without a harness of any sort. He was an Oriental of some kind and came when he was called by the owner; so it's not just canines that travel!

23 Jul, 2020

 

Lovely views and not a bird in sight, that would suit me lol (except for the two gees)
I'm glad you were able to go for a holiday :)

24 Jul, 2020

 

They were there, Hywel, just too far away for a good photo with the phone! The geese were right by the path and being very curious.

24 Jul, 2020

 

It's nice to see different places I will never get to visit. The duck was a pleasant surprise.

24 Jul, 2020

 

Had to give this one a like, native of Norfolk it would be rude not to! Glad you had a good time, Norfolk still has plenty of out of the way places if you know where to look. If you come again try the Welney Wetlands Centre up here in the Fens. And you could take in Ely, the ship of the Fens, at the same time, a bit of culture to go with the birds.

24 Jul, 2020

 

HSG: I know Ely well. My home town is Cambridge so I visited many times early on and drive thro' the Fens often. I love the flatlands and the endless skies. I was saying to Meadowland that I would be happy to live back there (but not in Cambridge which upsets me everytime we return!).

24 Jul, 2020

 

We love Norfolk and usually manage a visit at least once a year. Wells next the Sea is wonderful and this takes in Blakney point reserve and the coastal paths. lots of wonderful places off the beaten track.

26 Jul, 2020

 

SBG: lots of the nature reserves were only partially open at the moment.

26 Jul, 2020

 

Ange, I used to work in Cambridge (Heffers bookshop), and I would recommend to everyone “Wicken Fen” - wildlife reserve in Cambs but near to Suffolk!

9 Aug, 2020

 

Sheila, I haunted Heffers while I was at school. Ended up working in a small bookshop myself!

9 Aug, 2020

 

It’s fun, isn’t it Ange? I was there from 1996 to 2002 - probably too late to have met you?!

9 Aug, 2020

 

Yes, I'd been away for over 20 years by then! I miss opening all the boxes of new titles - and the smell of stationery. I finished working there over 10 years ago but really miss it.

9 Aug, 2020

 

Which bookshop was yours?

10 Aug, 2020

 

It was in Oxfordshire. A small independent.

10 Aug, 2020

 

They’re the best to work for. My first was a small independent in Hertfordshire - loved it!

10 Aug, 2020

 

Yes, I agree. I miss all the camaraderie and got to know a lot of the customers well. Had to be a 'butterfly' - know a little about a lot!

10 Aug, 2020

 

I imagine you like reading books set in bookshops? I’m drawn to them, and laugh at the stories about “what customers say”! Lost for Words, The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend, The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop . . . and more.

11 Aug, 2020

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