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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

Gertrude - the 70 year old flamingo has become a bit of a celebrity

Flamingos

Gertrude – she’s famous don’t you know!

Have you met Gertrude as yet? She’s becoming a bit of a local celebrity. Gertrude, one of our 62 flamingos at Pensthorpe, has recently hit the news for laying her first egg at nearly 70 years of age. She has been unlucky in love until this season. Sadly, Gertrude’s egg was not fertile and therefore… Read more »

Donna Hodds

May 22, 2024

Pensthorpe Named One of the UK’s Best New Campsites for 2024 by The Guardian

Camping

Pensthorpe Named One of the UK’s Best New Campsites for 2024 by The Guardian

Pensthorpe, a renowned nature reserve located just 11 miles from the stunning North Norfolk coast, has been recognised as one of the UK’s best new campsites for 2024 by The Guardian. This exciting accolade comes as Pensthorpe prepares to welcome guests to its brand-new pop-up camping and glamping site this summer. Starting from July 9th… Read more »

Donna Hodds

May 22, 2024

WIN: 2 nights of camping at Pensthorpe for up to 6 people with entry to the reserve.

Camping

Discover the Magic of Camping at Pensthorpe: A Summer Adventure in Norfolk

Pop-up glamping and camping site is available from 9th July to the end of August 2024 at Pensthorpe. This unique opportunity allows visitors to fully immerse themselves in the sights and sounds of nature during the summer holidays. Visitors to Pensthorpe can now book a night under the stars, enjoying the best of what Norfolk… Read more »

Donna Hodds

May 16, 2024

Sightings

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

Reserve

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

Family

See Bluey at Pensthorpe – photo gallery

What an absolutely delightful day it has been here at Pensthorpe! With the sun gracing us with its presence on a Bank Holiday Monday, we had the pleasure of welcoming Bluey to the reserve. Bluey, everyone’s favourite Blue Heeler Pup, was simply overjoyed to spend the day saying hello to all our visitors. We managed… Read more »

Chris Donaldson

May 6, 2024

Sightings

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

Sightings

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