On Snettisham Beach

  Snettisham is tucked away on Norfolk’s western shoreline, a giant’s stone’s throw from Kings Lynn – a fold in the country from which mineral rich alluvium pours out into The Wash. It is rightly famed for it’s bird-life, particularly in winter where impossibly large flocks of knots join thousands of other…

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Into the storm surge

I left the reserve car park in complete darkness, stars bright as diamonds in the ink black skies above me. The road had been closed but I had been let through by one of the Norfolk Constabulary’s finest, patrolling the flood zone in his 4×4 and now, a ruc-sac across…

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A dawn dash to Snettisham for the wader spectacular

Dawn on Friday found me at RSPB Snettisham on the North Norfolk coast to see the wonderful wader spectacular. A high, gently rising tide drove thousands of Knots, Oystercatchers and other waders from the Wash mudflats where they feed, sending them in huge, swirling clouds across the sky and onto…

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RSPB Snettisham

Time and tide wait for no man and they certainly didn’t wait for me. To experience RSPB Snettisham at its best a visit should focus around high tide, when the great mudflats that separate Norfolk from Lincolnshire are covered by water, forcing the multitude of waders that rely on its…

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