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Sightings at Pensthorpe – 19th May 2024

Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society visited Pensthorpe on 19th May 2024. Here’s their report.   Pensthorpe Report 19th May   It was a bright start to the day with the promise of a warm day to come. There was nothing unexpected in the car park or on the drive but a pair of Pied Wagtail was… Read more »

Donna Hodds

May 23, 2024

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Sightings at Pensthorpe – 9th May 2024

Following their visit to Pensthorpe on 9th May 2024, WVBS provides an update.   When Steven Connor and I met at 7.30am at Pensthorpe it was a cool 10C with very little wind and light clouds. As usual we started the survey from the car park and within an hour we had recorded 40 species… Read more »

Donna Hodds

May 13, 2024

Femal Common Scoter

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Press Release: Rare Sighting of Female Common Scoter at Pensthorpe

We are thrilled to announce a remarkable sighting at Pensthorpe Natural Park in Norfolk, England – a female Common Scoter. This rare occurrence has bird watchers in the area buzzing with excitement, as it marks an unusual visit from a species typically en route to Scotland for the breeding season.   The sighting of the… Read more »

Donna Hodds

May 8, 2024

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Sightings at Pensthorpe – 1st May 2024

Here’s the latest update from WVBS following their visit to Pensthorpe on 1st May 2024 Arriving slightly ahead of Paul I was greeted by a single Red-legged Partridge wandering around the carpark. A calm warmish day with 6mph ESE winds and a temperature of 12 degrees.   On arrival, Paul informed me that it had been… Read more »

Donna Hodds

May 1, 2024

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Sightings at Pensthorpe – 26th April 2024

Here’s the latest update from WVBS following their visit to Pensthorpe on 26th April 2024. It was another cold morning start : 6 degrees (felt like 3) in the light northerly wind rising as high as 9 degrees by midday (felt like 7!). Although it did feel warmer when the sun came out briefly. We… Read more »

Donna Hodds

April 26, 2024

Bird watching at the Wetland Hide

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Sightings at Pensthorpe – 17th April 2024

Take a look at the most recent sightings on the reserve from WVBS’s visit to Pensthorpe on 17th April 2024.  A bright clear morning with a chilly north westerly wind so we were wondering what would be in store for us.  The drive and car park areas were fairly quiet and even the Rooks were… Read more »

Donna Hodds

April 17, 2024

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Sightings at Pensthorpe – 8th April 2024

Here’s the latest update from WVBS following their visit to Pensthorpe on 8th April 2024. It was relatively quiet at Pensthorpe this morning, possibly due to the sharp wind that kept the temperature down until lunchtime (when the sun came out, as we were leaving….). So, evidence of Spring migrants was in short supply, apart… Read more »

Donna Hodds

April 8, 2024

Wetland Hide Birdwatching sightings board

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Sightings at Pensthorpe – 6th April 2024

Latest report from The Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society, who regularly visit Pensthorpe and record their bird sightings. It was a blustery day and it seemed unlikely that the temperature would reach the low 20’s that had been forecast. Nevertheless the day started well with 28 species seen in and around the car park and drive.… Read more »

Donna Hodds

April 6, 2024

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Sightings at Pensthorpe – 25th March 2024

Latest report from The Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society, who regularly visit Pensthorpe and record their bird sightings. The walk around the car park area started our day off well, with Reed Buntings, Yellowhammers, Marsh Harriers and Mistle Thrushes seen. Once in the reserve we soon saw 2 Goldcrests, then a migrant Sand Martin flying over… Read more »

Donna Hodds

March 25, 2024