Continuing our mission to visit every NWT site this year, this week we went to Sparham Pools, former gravel pits near Lyng.
The “pools” are actually vast lakes, but there is a well marked pathway all the way round, much of which is on higher ground providing excellent views across the water. On the lakes we saw Canadian and greylag geese, swans, coots and a lone great crested grebe. Such a shame there was only one grebe – it would have been a special treat to watch their unique courtship display.
This is truly a lovely part of Norfolk and well worth a visit. You never know – the great crested grebe may have found a mate!
The Ovington Ramblers are a small group of friends who have decided in their 20th year of walking together that we will try to visit all the Norfolk Wildlife Trust reserves in their 90th Anniversary year.