Wildlife at Kingfisher
To the south of the dividing stream we have the apartments, the Clubhouse, the children’s play area, the outdoor swimming pool, the barbecue area and all the facilities that make for the ideal holiday. To the north of this stream, lie sixty-five acres of some of England’s most lovely countryside.
The Kingfisher site truly is a haven of lakes, river and unspoilt valley. The area has been in the hands of the Roger’s family now for generations and the care and love that they have bestowed on this precious area is now clear for all to see.
The trees are especially magnificent, the sweeping willows an exciting example. There are wildflowers everywhere and extensive reed beds. Bird life, as a result, is rich and varied. Cuckoos, tits, warblers, woodpeckers, owls and buzzards mingle with an astonishing variety of water fowl. We’re proud of our large head of kingfishers, our grebes, swans, geese and ducks of all varieties.
Deer visit the area to drink in the evening. There’s always a chance of seeing fox and badger and the site is particularly famous for the frequent appearance of wild otters. The Wensum valley is a noted thoroughfare for these charming animals and the plethora of fish at Kingfishers means many of them stop off on their wanderings.
Whatever the season, Kingfishers presents wonderful wildlife possibilities. Enjoy the well-planned walks around the lakes. Learn from the colourful information boards and complete the free family quiz sheets that we offer in our hospitality packs. This is the perfect place to walk, learn and relax.
And don’t forget, if wildlife is your passion, it’s also ours. And there are plenty more venues for you to visit in the area. The internationally famous Pensthorpe Wild Fowl Centre is a mere ten minutes up the Fakenham Road. The Broadland Reserves are little more than forty minutes away. The Cley Reserve – in the top five of bird-watching areas in the UK – is a mere thirty-five minutes. And don’t forget you can use your Kingfisher Credit Card for purchases made at Cley Spy, the nationally famous centre for binoculars, bird scopes and outdoor accessories.
So welcome to Kingfisher’s Sanctuary. Watch the wildlife. Soak in the serenity. Feel yourself relax back into nature.
See you there,