Just Kingfishers in Suffolk

Whilst visiting a local nature reserve in Norfolk  we met another visitor who recommended a visit to Lackford Lakes. This is a  reserve run by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust  that has a good record of Kingfisher sightings. It is just across the border in Suffolk so not too far from our home.  With the prospect of clear […]

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Jaguars on Rio Tres Irmaos

Brazil’s Pantanal has over the past few years become the place to see the majestic Jaguar. What appeared to be a very elusive creature, seems to have become more accepting of humans. On a recent trip, traveling from the UK with Naturetrek, we were hoping that we might see one. We were staying for three […]

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Wildlife along the Transpantaneira Highway

The Pantanal has, over the past few years, become one of the most popular places in the Americas for viewing wildlife. The 147 km long drive along the Transpantaneira Highway is often described as the best road in the world to spot wildlife. The road links the city of Poconé and the village of Porto […]

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Giant River Otters of The Rio Tres Irmaos (Three Brothers River)

By the 1970’s the number of Giant Otters found South America  had fallen dramatically. Mainly due to a demand for their pelts, deforestation, and human disturbance. By the time we travelled in 2008 to the Peruvian Amazonian rain forest,  they had become an endangered species. On that occasion we travelled by canoe up the Las Piedras River. […]

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Help required with ID of Bar-tailed and Black-tailed Godwits

Two birds that can be a cause confusion when visiting the local coastal marshes in Norfolk are the Bar and Black-tailed Godwit’s. At RSPB Titchwell both species are regularly seen in winter. However when feeding they can be quite tricky to identify. Both are extremely attractive birds when seen in their summer plumage, but more […]

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Norfolk’s Secret Common Seal Colony

The Not so Common Seal The UK is home to some 50,000 common seals, about half of the European population. Most can be found in Scotland, but it seems that any increasing number are moving down along the east coast of England to set up what appears to be new colonies. So despite their name, […]

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Grey Seals At Horsey, Norfolk

One of the UK’s great wildlife spectacles are the clouds of knot whirling over the shore at Snettisham in the winter. The Grey Seals that give birth each winter on the beaches at near by, Blakeney (England’s largest colony), are another Norfolk wildlife event. Recently, a change in the habits of the Grey Seals has […]

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