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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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  • Myself, father in law and son decided to pop and have a quick look from the hides. Once we found the car park we realised it was 1.5km to the reserve. Fortunately the weather was nice so we decide to ...  more »
  • Being Birders, my Mum and I paid a visit to the RSPB Snettisham reserve, Although the Wader and Goose Spectacular is November-Early February there were a few thousand waders to be seen, but they weren...  more »
  • Blackbird has spoken (along with dozens of other birds), rabbits and hares have stretched their legs and I have enjoyed a fabulous start to the day. Don't wait for one of the bird spectaculars to visi...  more »