PLEASE BOOK BY THURSDAY 8TH JULY VIA JANICE DARCH, WALK LEADER, ON janicedarch@gmail.com / text 07796 932595

Meet at 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 presented for free car parking. We anticipate the toilets being available and there is a café and shop.

The walk will be about 1.5 miles. 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. Bearded Tits often give good views if the weather is right for it. In some years Turtle Doves have been on the reserve in recent years. 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 in July 2018 a Semipalmated Sandpiper was present for several days. There are four hides (if safely accessible) 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. It can get warm so bring additional water for drinking during the walk, sun screen is also advisable. Binoculars are essential to gain full enjoyment from your birding. The leader will carry a telescope 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.