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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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  • With RSPB Titchwell Marsh just a few miles away, I would much rather go there than Snettisham. Snettisham has no information centre or facilities, and only gets a tiny fraction of the visitors that ot...  more »
  • This is one if the best reserves weve visited for wildlife and dog friendly too . Not so many facilities but parking 2 hides and a screen Waders ducks and warblers Heard then saw a cuckoo !! Grey plov...  more »
  • We parked near the lifeboat station and walked along the beach on a bright sunny warm Sunday. Really calm and relaxing walk ending up at the Nature Reserve. 4 and a half miles walked and so peaceful.  more »

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