CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19 ARRANGEMENTS
RSPB Titchwell Walk with Janice Darch
Saturday 11th July
9:30am to 12:30pm
Meeting Point: Titchwell RSPB car park, Coast Road (A149) just west of Titchwell Village, PE31 8BA, OS Explorer 250: TF749438. Please bring your RSPB membership cards as these must be displayed in your car for free car parking.
Note: There is a cafe and shop on site .It can get warm so bring additional water for drinking during the walk, sun screen is also advisable. The paths are good so lightweight walking boots will be adequate. Telescopes will be useful.
Distance: Approximately 1.5 miles
Description: Titchwell can be an exciting reserve at any time of the year. We should be treated to Mediterranean Gulls and Little, Sandwich and Common Terns, all of which breed there. Red Crested Pochard are common, several Marsh Harriers will be overhead with Buzzards and perhaps a rarer raptor such as Hobby as well. In some years Turtle Doves are on the reserve. Some of the duck species will be in eclipse plumage in July so we can try ID'ing them the hard way; likewise the non-breeding or failed breeding waders that have returned from the far north early. Often the reserve will have a rarity, for instance this July a Semipalmated Sandpiper was present for several days. There are four hides to view the scrapes and reedbeds from and we can also view from the banks; the sea and seashore is good for scanning for terns, gulls and waders.
Children are welcome if accompanied by well-behaved adults, but we regret no dogs. To keep the club's carbon footprint small, please consider car sharing.