RSPB Titchwell Marshes is one of the RSPB’s flagship reserves and is probably the one place that most inspired my interest in birding. Today we had another great day although many people we met said they thought it was very quiet. Well I’m quite happy if its quiet and we see a tawny owl and chick, marsh harriers, a red kite and a buzzard not to mention curlew sandpipers (even though they were a long way off), several different species of tern and some of my other favourites such as avocets, black-tailed godwits and little ringed plover. Hey ho you can’t please all of the people all of the time.
A very warm welcome to the reserve by a robin
Tawny owl and (big) chick
Damselflies and chasers
Mute swan seeing off a greylag goose
Mute swan trumpeting its success
Little ringed plover
A scruffy lapwing
Coot and chick
Tut tut, coots fighting in front of the kids
One of the two species of tern today
What caused this chaos?
Tawny owl (must be my favourite of the day)
And so much more – click below to see gallery of photos from today