Tour At A Glance

Cost:

499.00

Deposit:

100.00

Single Room Supplement:

None

Tour Code:

Intermediate, optional evening excursion. Up to 3 miles walking per day

Group Size:

Seven plus Leaders

Norfolk Hawker Sandwich Tern Bearded Tit Brown Argus Turtle Dove Broad-bodied Chaser

Norfolk - Summer Wildlife

Date: 21st - 24th June 2018 [FULL]
Leaders: Jason Moss & Adrian Riley

Introduction

 

 

 

Swallowtail
 
This exciting break, co-led by expert entomologist Adrian Riley, opens up great opportunities for bug hunting and general wildlife watching. This tour really is action packed as we cover all aspects of Natural History amid some of the most beautiful Norfolk countryside. The main attraction is surely provided by the chance to observe the stunning Swallowtail butterfly, and the tour is timed specifically to coincide with this species peak emergence. The rare Norfolk Hawker will also now be on the wing and we will take a boat trip across Hickling Broad to visit areas out of bounds to the public where we can look for these animals. Our premier butterfly site is Holkham Meals and we hope to encounter a range of butterflies here including Dark Green Fritillary and Brown Argus. At Thompson Common, we explore the glacial pingo’s in search of Scarce Emerald Damselfly, and we also have to chance to visit heathland habitats to look for species such as Keeled Skimmer – not to mention Woodlark and Turtle Dove. An evening trip to look for the bizarre European Nightjar and roding Eurasian Woodcock round off this excellent tour. Your leaders will be Adrian Riley and Ashley Saunders and you can expect to see up to 100 species of birds, 16 species of butterfly and 20 species of odonata.
 
**Please note that the flight periods of butterflies and dragonflies are dependant on the weather and spring temperatures. In some years, target species could be over while in others additional species not in the itinerary could be on the wing. Good weather is essential for viewing these creatures and a more birding orientated itinerary will be introduced in the event of poor weather**
 
 

 

 

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