As well as being a popular tourist destination, Norfolk has a lot to offer any visitor seeking the beauty of nature reserves and wild bird sanctuaries. Some of the more popular attractions of Norfolk in East Anglias tourist destination are the various wild bird sanctuaries that offer protection to a massive array of bird life. Norfolk actually serves as home to many different wild bird species and other interesting wildlife, making it a great destination for nature lovers and bird watchers alike. Wild birds arenít the only animals youíll see in their natural habitat in Norfolk. The prolific birdlife forms just a part of Norfolks ecosystem, you will alos be able to observe a range of different wildlife. Youíll be able to enjoy the beauty of nature as it was meant to be enjoyed. You should also visit the national parks in the area to really see what people can do in order to peacefully coexist with nature. Norfolks many nature reserves and protected areas help us understand about taking care of nature and making sure that all wildlife has an area to exist in peace.
The Norfolk Broads and areas of the Norfolk coastline provide a habitat for many birds such as Waders, Geese, Swans and various birds of prey. Many birds of prey reside in Norfolk during the winter such as Harriers, Peregrine Falcons and Merlin. One area of the Norfolk Broads also plays host to a flock of Crane.
When you want to go bird watching in Norfolk, some of the not to miss 'twitching' spots are The Wash, Fairhaven Water Garden and Hickling Broad.
The Wash - This is a large area of wetlands, which serves as a primary winter feeding area for various wading birds.
Hickling Broad - If you are lucky you could spot the Common Crane that nests by the large expanse of water that is Hickling Broad, Spoonbills and Osprey are often spotted here also.
RSPB Snettisham - Various birds are forced here by high tide from the mudflats, during the winter the pink foot Goose can also be observed at Snettisham.
Fairhaven Water Garden and Woodlands - In South Walsham Fairhaven Gardens occupies over 170 acres of land including a large section of Broad, Water Gardens and large wooded areas. Fairhaven offers the chance to spot over ninety different species or bird as well as regular boat trips for tourists.
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