A winter dawn on the Broads

Two kingfishers flew away down the ditch, peeping as they went as we turned the corner by the mill. The monochrome palette of the pre-dawn light helped us pick a path around ice-crisped puddles and find a spot to place microphones, hidden by a bank and close the edge of…

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Time with the seals

Our introduction to the breeding colony of grey seals that frequent the beaches of Norfolk between Horsey and Winterton as part of a Wildlife Sound Recording Society field trip in December 2016 had been a wonderful experience.  So when the calendar ticked over to November last year plans began to…

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On the birthing grounds

The chill of a pre-dawn December morning nipped at uncovered faces as our small group padded quietly out of the village. Gentle whispers of snatched conversation and the soft call of a winter robin licked the ears above the deep rhythms of distant breaking waves. Out onto the dunes, muscles finding…

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Spoonbills at Titchwell

As an hors d’oeuvre to a three night stay in Wells-next-the-Sea last week, we dropped into RSPB Titchwell on a warm but blustery Norfolk afternoon. Parking in the Car Park we walked down through the trees to the visitor centre, deciding first to take a look at the newly opened…

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24 hours in North Norfolk

When the opportunity for a short break presented itself a week or so back we quickly decided a trip to the North Norfolk coast was the best option. Overnight accommodation secured at The Linksway Hotel near Hunstanton, we headed north in the August sunshine. Three hours at the mercy of…

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