There is no bad time to watch wildlife in Norfolk. There is always much to see and learn in our beautiful county. Winter is no exception. Along the coast and in the Broads and Fens in winter the marshes are full of waterfowl. In coastal marshes, as at Holme Dunes, Holkham and Cley Marshes, there are great flocks of dark-bellied brent geese and pink-footed geese.
In the Broads at Hickling, bitter winter evenings witness an impressive roost of marsh harriers, with smaller numbers of hen harriers and merlins. This is also the place to see the country’s only wild population of cranes. Along the bare hedges redwings and fieldfares are feeding on berries, sometimes joined by rarer waxwings.
At a few sites along the coast in midwinter grey seals are giving birth to their white pups.