RSPB Snettisham, Snettisham

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Snettisham RSPB reserve is a nature reserve in the care of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, situated near Snettisham in the county of Norfolk, England, north of King's Lynn, and close to Sandringham. It faces The Wash, a large estuary. In autumn and winter, the big tides of the Wash pushes up hundreds of thousands of wading birds onto the Norfolk coast. The nature reserve's bird lagoons provide a safe habitat for them.Snettisham is unique in a couple of ways. It is rare in Norfolk that it is a beach facing West. However the unique geological nature of Snettisham is what attracts hundreds of thousands of migratory and transitory birds during the winter and autumn periods. High tides can push huge numbers of waders closer to where people can observe them.During the year the bird population and diversity of what can be seen here will vary greatly, but species regularly seen here include little ringed plover, oystercatcher, golden plover, knot, bar-tailed godwit, sanderling, curlew, spotted redshank, pink-footed geese and peregrine falcon.
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  • We made a very special effort to attempt to come to RSPB Snettisham but were ultimately unable to. It is very frustrating when you drive a talk vehicle but there is no mention of any such restrictions...  more »
  • Beautiful walk with so much to see. Wonderful to get the sea air into your lungs and take a look at some brilliant wildlife.  more »
  • We were in the area visiting family and had the reserve recommended to us. Was easy to find, had plenty of parking and the noticeboard and maps were informative. It's a reasonable walk from the car pa...  more »
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