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  • Fri

    Pink-Footed Geese Nature Spectacle

    Snettisham and surrounding area

    The dawn flight of tens of thousands of pink-footed geese from Iceland and Greenland leaving their night time roost on the Wash is one of THE best nature spectacles in Europe.

    The arrival of the Pink-footed Geese in Norfolk has come to herald the start of the Autumn and Winter season for many bird-watchers and nature lovers. Every year this unique bird visits our shores in greater numbers with thousand blackening the winter sky as they head to their night roost.   Their numbers increase steadily throughout October, and by the end of November most of the geese will have arrived. The Pink-footed Goose is not only attracted to Norfolk for the Brancaster mussels or Cromer crabs, but for a rather less well known delicacy - the sugar beet. By February most will be returning home to their breeding ground in Spitsbergen, Iceland and Greenland.

    The sight of tens of thousands of geese taking off and landing en-masse is one of Norfolk's natural wonders.

“Our third visit to the Thursford Spectacular and our fifth visit to Magazine Wood – We couldn’t wait a whole year  to come back to you every time” TF Nov 2017

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