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Autumnwatch stars in Snettisham

Chris Packham and Kate Humble visit the Norfolk coast for Autumnwatch

The spectacle of thousands of migratory birds in flight over the north Norfolk coast has brought the Autumnwatch wildlife team to the county.

Snettisham and the surrounding area is a prime location to watch knot, pink-footed geese and other species.

The best time to see the waders is when there's a full or a new moon, at the high spring tide, early in the morning.

When the tide starts to cover the roost they take off in their thousands providing a top wildlife sight.

To watch the geese, the best time to observe this is anytime outside of the full moon period, roughly four days either side, at dawn.

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Chris Packham's love for Norfolk
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