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Old Thursday 6th July 2006, 19:41   #1
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Norfolk - last week July first week August

I've had a search through the forum for Norfolk info but didn't find anything really relating to this period.

As with most other people I'm well aware of the main coastal sites - and info re inland sites is easy enough to locate. What I'm really looking for is advice re visiting inland sites at these times. I appreciate other wildlfe and a good walk on its own in a good location I would consider worthwhile but advice re the birding inland would be MUCH appreciated.

We'll (wife and me) be camping at Burnham Deepdale for at least 7 nights from July 26th.

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Old Friday 7th July 2006, 14:51   #2
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Gordon,

Have you been to Weeting Heath near Brandon? Good for Stone Curlew and Woodlark.

Also the raptor watchpoint at Great Ryburgh for Honey Buzzard, Hobby etc is well worth a look.

Won't go into detail as you may already know of these, but let me know if you need any further info.

Good birding,

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I've had a search through the forum for Norfolk info but didn't find anything really relating to this period.

As with most other people I'm well aware of the main coastal sites - and info re inland sites is easy enough to locate. What I'm really looking for is advice re visiting inland sites at these times. I appreciate other wildlfe and a good walk on its own in a good location I would consider worthwhile but advice re the birding inland would be MUCH appreciated.

We'll (wife and me) be camping at Burnham Deepdale for at least 7 nights from July 26th.

many thanks in advance
Gordon
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Old Friday 7th July 2006, 15:39   #3
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wotcha gordy

sorry but not too sure what you're asking for there, but a wander round Strumpshaw / Buckenham, Wheatfen, or Upton Fen at this time of year (or, tbh, any time of year) is lovely. Depends how far inland you mean really.

rush Hill scrape near potter heigham should be worth a look by then too ...

and breydon Water / berney marshes - plenty of info lurking about somewhere on here i'm sure ... although i suppose they are more "coastal"

if you fancy branching out a little try a bike ride from Norwich to Loddon that goes through Whitlingham, Surlingham & Rockland ... c20 miles inland
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Old Friday 7th July 2006, 19:51   #4
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Thanks for your comments.

Karl J - I was really just wondering if I had maybe left it a bit late for the inland "specialities". For instance, the Stone Curlews mentioned by Liz, or perhaps the Orioles etc.

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Old Friday 7th July 2006, 20:08   #5
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HI Gordon

yes, it's a bit late for several species but there's a wealth of other stuff to look at - orchids, butterflies, dragonflies, flowers etc and some cracking inland nature reserves.

see here - click on the spots http://www.wildlifetrust.org.uk/norf...rves/index.htm

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Cheers Tim

both myself and wife will be happy with that.
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