CURRENTLY ON HOLD. IF THE GOVERNMENT GUIDELINES CHANGE BEFORE THE DATE OF THE WALK WE WILL LET YOU KNOW BUT AS IT STANDS AT THE MOMENT WE CANNOT RUN OUR WALKS PROGRAMME. PLEASE BEAR WITH US AND WE WILL GET GOING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Snettisham RSPB for Waders, Wildfowl and Gulls
Sunday 22 November 2020
9.00am – 1.00pm
Meet at the RSPB Car Park (free to RSPB members, otherwise a fee applies) at 9am. OS Explorer Map 250 TF658331. PE31 7RA. This walk at Snettisham is designed to catch the high tide raptor spectacle. The expected end time will be 1pm.
High tides at Snettisham, which is sited on The Wash, are famous for the wader high tide roost, so this walk is designed to be there to see it. From the RSPB Car Park we will walk south through the reserve to the southern lagoon area. The reserve is known for its huge flocks of wintering Pink Foot and enormous flocks of Knot. Other waders will include Bar and Black- tailed Godwit, Redshank, Sanderling and Dunlin. Overhead Peregrine and Kestrel may be hunting and if we are lucky a Short-eared Owl or a Hen Harrier may be around. The lagoons will have wintering duck, including Mallard, Pochard, Coot, Gadwall, Teal, while Golden Eye should be present and if we are very lucky one of the rarer Grebes or Smew.
Please respect social distancing on the walk. Binoculars are essential to gain full enjoyment from your birding. The leader will carry a telescope on most walks but for personal use only. If you would like to use a telescope during the walk please bring your own along, they can be very useful. Stout footwear is recommended as paths may be slippery or muddy particularly after rain. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Sorry no dogs except guide dogs.