Norfolk Journey: North Norfolk Railway and Sheringham

Posted: September 26, 2017 in Birds, Natural History, Norfolk, UK
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A wet day forecast and so Sue and I headed out for the North Norfolk Railway which runs from Holt to Sheringham.

Black Prince arriving at Holt Station


Our train was hauled by Black Prince which looked wonderful as it pulled into Holt Station.


Holt Station

Locos at Weybourne Station

In Sheringham, we made our way to the front and Sheringham Museum, which has an interesting display of retired Sheringham Lifeboats and a temporary exhibition of Dutch Gansey Jumpers, much beloved of Fisherman over the ages. Few originals have survived but examples of the different patterns have been recreated from early photographs of the men in their working clothes.

Gansey Jumpers



We took lunch in a shelter on the front and were joined by a Ruddy Turnstone.

The Front at Sheringham

Ruddy Turnstone

After lunch, we made our way back to Holt on the Railway and then with the weather still unpleasant visited a craft complex. The weather finally brightened to allow an hour at Weybourne beach where Red-legged Partridge and Sandwich Tern were new birds for the holiday before a return of the rain curtailed the day.

The coast at Weybourne

Red-legged Partridge [sp] (Alectoris rufa)
Common Pheasant [sp] (Phasianus colchicus)
Great Cormorant [sp] (Phalacrocorax carbo)
Red Kite [sp] (Milvus milvus)
Eurasian Sparrowhawk [sp] (Accipiter nisus)
Common Buzzard [sp] (Buteo buteo)
Common Kestrel [sp] (Falco tinnunculus)
Ruddy Turnstone [sp] (Arenaria interpres)
Black-headed Gull (Chroicocephalus ridibundus)
Great Black-backed Gull (Larus marinus)
European Herring Gull [sp] (Larus argentatus)
Sandwich Tern (Thalasseus sandvicensis)
Stock Dove [sp] (Columba oenas)
Common Wood Pigeon [sp] (Columba palumbus)
Eurasian Collared Dove [sp] (Streptopelia decaocto)
Western Jackdaw [sp] (Coloeus monedula)
Carrion Crow [sp] (Corvus corone)
Great Tit [sp] (Parus major)
Common House Martin [sp] (Delichon urbicum)
Cetti’s Warbler [sp] (Cettia cetti)
Common Whitethroat [sp] (Sylvia communis)
Eurasian Wren [sp] (Troglodytes troglodytes)
Common Starling [sp] (Sturnus vulgaris)
Common Blackbird [sp] (Turdus merula)
European Robin [sp] (Erithacus rubecula)
House Sparrow [sp] (Passer domesticus)

  1. sed30 says:

    Reblogged this on sed30's Blog and commented:
    One of my fav railways and places

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