Peace & Quiet And Your Hobby
‘Twitchers’ visit Winterton in great numbers all year round. The Dunes and the surrounding area in Norfolk are home to 30% of the UK’s breeding population. And adding to that a great number of migratory birds flock to the beaches, dunes and wetlands north of Winterton.
Every summer the Little Tern arrives in growing numbers to nest and raise their young on Winterton Beach in one of only two colonies found in the UK, although numbers are declining. The RSPB now organises protection staffed by volunteers and fencing but dogs continue to cause problems. Please visit the RSPB website for more information on the local bird populations and how to volunteer your services to assist the Little Terns.
If you are keen to set yourself up in serious bird watching mode then a very good site to get advice and buy quality equipment is Bargain Optics. Either way, the perfect location for your bird watching experience is Henrys Cottage, even the extensive garden attracts many visitors and the cottage is only a few minutes away from the nearby dunes and the protected Little Tern nesting colony.