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Address: Viewpoint Road, Felixstowe IP11 3TW, England
Phone Number: (01394) 673782
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Watched the swifts getting ready to fly back to Africa as they zig zagged along this point

this is a place were the birds fly in for winter and leave the shore ready to fly t Africa the swifts were winging there way in septemer beginning of October they were looking for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I got invited into the Observatory to watch a Yellow Browed Wrabler get Ringed,then stayed to shot some Photographs. If your into wildlife then it's worth a visit

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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272 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

this is a place were the birds fly in for winter and leave the shore ready to fly t Africa the swifts were winging there way in septemer beginning of October they were looking for that special time to get the flight just right,but if you visit now you will see birds flying in getting ready to roost in England... More 

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The area is not the most picturesque in truth but it is particularly good and popular for bird spotting. If the wind is in the right direction unusual migratory species drift in for a temporary stay. It is just around the corner from the Felixstowe docks and watching the big container ships coming and going from there is quite a... More 

Thank MrMadmagpie
Colchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

Came here on way to Landguard fort and had a lovely wall overlooking the beach. Didnt see many birds but had a lovely, peaceful time nevertheless whilst the kids explored the surrounding area up and down the hills.

Thank mew_156
Essex, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Nice place to watch birds doing there thing, there is a notice board telling of the latest birds to visit area, If the birds are not doing much or not about you can watch the enormous boats coming into Felixstowe docks some of these's boats are the biggest in the world carring about 16020 containers and they are so close.

Thank phil v
Kendal UK
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Daily notice board stating what birds are around. If a rare bird twitchers come from miles around especially if a rare bird has arrived by container ship at the docks or blown in by the winds.

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