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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  • It was a nice walk. We saw lots of birds and picked blackberries. We also picked up shells and laughed at the antics of the seagulls  more »
  • We came here after a 5 hour drive and pulled in for a walk and hopefully some bird spotting. As we hadn't really planned it too well we didn't see any birds at all (apart from the ducks in the car par...  more »
  • Stunning coastline, with a great history attached to the area. From smuggling, gunnery practice and quarrying. All of this history have added to the nature of the reserve. Wildfowl and waders dominate...  more »

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