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BIRD WATCHING

Being situated on the Norfolk/Suffolk border - Somerleyton Meadows is ideally situated for all the 'twitchers' out there.

 

Norfolk & Suffolk may well be the birdwatching capital of Britain. It certainly has Premier League status nature reserves. Just the names of Titchwell, Cley, Holkham, Benacre, Dunwich  and Walberswick make birdwatchers weak at the knees.

There's plenty to see whatever the time of year.

In the Winter you can see vast numbers wintering geese, ducks and birds of prey. 
Plus some of our most sought after birds such as Bittern, Crane, Bean Goose, Bearded Tits, Hawfinch & Barn Owl.

During Spring, a vast array of migrants. Plus sought after birds such as Avocets, Montagu's Harrier, Bittern, Golden Oriole, Turtle Dove, Bearded Tit, Firecrest & many of our breeding warblers. Evening trips to see Nightjars plus Tawny, Little & Barn Owls. 

The Summer brings orchids, butterflies, dragonflies, mammals & birds. Sought after species such as Norfolk Hawker, the spectacular Swallowtail, the beautiful Greater Butterfly Orchid & the chance of seeing Grey, Common Seal & Otter.

While Autumn is best for witnessing the wonders of migration, come and see a 100,000 shorebirds at one of our on hi-tide roosts. A great time for seeing rare birds & seabirds.

The link below will provide some further information on the best places to enjoy birding along with information on bird tours.

Somerley House, St Olaves Road, Herringfleet NR32 5QS

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