Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Holme Dunes - Norfolk

My parents and friends have been in Titchwell for a few days and i managed to get up to Norfolk late Monday afternoon to join them on Tuesday for the day. I arrived mid afternoon so took a trip to Holme Dunes, run by Norfolk Wildlife Trust.

Its a great place and compared to the foot fall that i saw at Titchwell the following day it was deserted. A couple of guys sea watching from the dunes and the warden who was more than willing to share his knowledge of the area.

There are 3 main walkways (if you exclude just getting onto the beach), the first leads accross the top of the dunes with views of sea, dunes and marsh areas. The second is a round trip walk from the visitor center into the dunes. The last is a there and back path leading to the three hides and one screen over looking lakes, marshland and fields.

Lees Local Birding - looking back at visitors center (just in view right of pines)

Lees Local Birding - Sea watching point for when the tides in - otherwise get on the beach
I wasnt there long but managed to get two life ticks - Common & Vevet Scoters and a Grey Wagtail which i havnt seen since a child in Devon.

courtesy of www.arthurgrosset.com

courtesy of www.coventrybirder.co.uk




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