This part of the North Norfolk coast is well know for it’s bird life throughout the year. In the field below the site Marsh Harriers nest and can be seen soaring in the sky on thermals (the picture above is of a Red Kite, a fairly recent visitor to Norfolk). Barn owls are often hunting during the day, and little owls nest nearby. Sea birds are in profusion, with the tern sanctuary on Scolt Head Island and you will heat the sound of oyster catchers and other waders down on the marshes within easy walking distance. A visit to Titchwell RSPB bird sanctuary, 10 minutes drive along the coast road is well worthwhile, but many of the specialitiessuch as curlew and little egrets can be seen on the marshes within walking distance below the breck. A loop in the coastal path allows a 45 minute tour of Norton Marsh where there are also many graylag, canada and pinkfooted geese. You will also hear at least 3 different warblers on the circuit – see if you can tell which is which. The presence of’twitchers’ and ‘birdies’ on the coastal path often tells of the presence of some rare migrant. Just ask them what is about.

In Holkham Park deer can be seen in large numbers and their cousins Muntjac roam wild, so you may even see some on the site.

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