Friday 31st December 2010

Highlights today were a flock of 10 Waxwings which settled briefly in the pines near the heligoland trap, before heading off west. 2 Bearded Tits were in the reeds along the Broadwater, and 50+ Fieldfares and 7 Redwings were in the scrub opposite the NOA Car Park. The Northern Harrier was seen over fields south east of the Observatory early morning but fog soon closed in making visibility virtually non-existent.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER BTW THORNHAM & HOLME OVER FIELDS & 2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS OVER

*4 BEAN GEESE WELNEY WWT

*MALE LADY AMHERST'S PHEASANT HOUGHTON HALL ON LIMEKILN LANE 100YDS PAST MILL LANE JUNCTION TF.797.278

 

Thursday 30th December 2010

Highlights today were the geese with 18 White-fronts, 108 Brents, 2 Pale-bellied Brents and 700 Pink-feet on the grazing marsh. 3 Pintail, 7 Goldeneye, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Grey Partridges, a Marsh Harrier, a Water Rail, 30 Golden Plovers, 1 Woodcock, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 40 Fieldfares, 6 Redwings and a Lapland Bunting were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM MARSH AT 14:00

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE SNETTISHAM RSPB THIS MRNG WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+BLACK BRANT NEAR ROTARY HIDE WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENTS

*JUV ICELAND GULL STIFFKEY FLEW E/TOWARDS MORSTON AT 10:55

*9 SHORE LARK TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH+LAPLAND BUNTING,SNOW BUNTING,AD WHOOPER SWAN BY ACCESS ROAD, 2 BITTERN ON RESERVE,10 WAXWING IN C/PK BRIEFLY AT 12:10, SLAVONIAN GREBE OFFSHORE+GREAT NORTHERN DIVER & LONG-TAILED DUCK

*SPOONBILL BETWEEN CLEY & SALTHOUSE ON SEA POOL AT 09:10

*2 WAXWING HOLT NEAR A148/B1149 ROUNDABOUT AT 14:03

*39 SNOW BUNTING HOLKHAM PINES NNR ON BEACH IN FRONT OF BEACH HUTS AT 15:00

*18 SNOW BUNTINGS CLEY FLEW ALONG BEACH AT 08:00+MERLIN

 

Wednesday 29th December 2010

Highlights today were 2 Bearded Tits feeding along the edge of the Broadwater, 60+ Fieldfares and 12 Redwings around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER BRANCASTER STAITHE SE/OF ROYAL WEST NORFOLK GOLF CLUBHOUSE OVER SALTMARSH THIS A/NOON SHOWING WELL

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE CLEY E/OVER ARNOLDS MARSH NT AT c11:20+7 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB VIEWABLE FROM RIVER BANK EARLY A/NOON WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE+100+WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*9 SHORE LARK TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH c300YDS E/OF BOARDWALK 

*40+WAXWING SWAFFHAM AT W/END OF BYPASS ON N/SIDE OF ROUNDABOUT AT 10:35

*2 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON PINEWOODS CARAVAN PARK BOATING LAKE AT 15:25+FEM GOOSANDER & 4 GOLDENEYE

*4 BEAN GOOSE WELNEY WWT

 

Tuesday 28th December 2010

A murky, damp and very cold day at the Observatory, the numbers of Fieldfares are still building with over 50 counted today, together with 10 Redwings and 6+ Song Thrushes.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER BRANCASTER STAITHE BY QUAY LATE MRNG

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (UNKNOWN ORIGIN) CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB WITH 100+TAIGA BEAN GEESE 12:30

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE TILL 12:35 THEN FLEW SOUTH

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE SNETTISHAM RSPB EARLY MRNG WITH PINKFEET & RUDDY SHELDUCK

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS BURNHAM OVERY S/OF DUNES ON MARSH

*9 SHORELARKS TITCHWELL RSPB AT END OF BOARDWALK & 24 SNOW BUNTINGS

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS HAPPISBURGH IN STUBBLE

*5 WAXWINGS HINDOLVESTON AT No.84 THE STREET

*ESC BAIKAL TEAL (GREEN RING) HORNING STAITHE

 

Monday 27th December 2010

Highlights today were 750 Common Scoter and a Red-breasted Merganser on the sea, a Barn Owl hunting, 5 Woodcocks around the reserve, and the 2 wintering Stonechats around the Observatory. Winter thrushes are building up with 20 Blackbirds, 48 Fieldfares, 16 Song Thrushes and 25 Redwings counted. A Goldcrest was with the tit flock.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NORTHERN HARRIER (FORM HUDSONIUS) 16:05 BRANCASTER STAITHE OVER GOLF COURSE ROOSTED IN SUEADA ON S/SIDE+2 SHORT-EARED OWL

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE NW/OF CANTLEY & N/OF RAILWAY TIL 11:45 FROM BEND IN B1140 JUST N/OF CANTLEY THEN FLEW E/WITH BEAN GEESE. TAKE SCHOOL LANE WSW,PK/AT END & FOLLOW PATH OVER FIELD TO VIEW S/TOWARDS RAILWAY

*ROSS'S GOOSE W/OVER CLEY 12:47 WITH 8 PINK-FEET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SCOLT HEAD ISLAND FROM BRANCASTER STAITHE HARBOUR C/PK 14:10 THEN FLEW S/

*BLACK BRANT BTW BINGHAM AND NORTH WALSINGHAM BY MINOR ROAD+2,750 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE, 4 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE & BEWICK'S SWAN

*8 SHORE LARK TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH 400YDS E/OF BOARDWALK

*5 SHORE LARK HOLKHAM GAP AT E/END OF SALTMARSH+SNOW BUNTING & 2 LONG-TAILED DUCK

*LAPLAND BUNTING BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL

*3 WAXWING TITCHWELL AT W/END ON A149 14:53

*HOODED CROW BRANCASTER STAITHE+12 TWITE & RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*10 LONG-TAILED DUCK HOLME OFFSHORE+40 SNOW BUNTING AT GORE POINT

*2 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON ABRAHAM'S BOSOM 09:55

 

Sunday 26th December 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NIGHT-HERON LYNG FLUSHED FROM DYKE ON EDGE OF VILLAGE THEN FLEW HIGH NE/

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN) 13:00 NW/OF CANTLEY & N/OF RAILWAY .FROM BEND IN B1140 JUST N/OF CANTLEY TAKE SCHOOL LANE WSW,PK/AT END & FOLLOW PATH OVER FIELD TO VIEW S/TOWARDS RAILWAY+73 TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*9 SHORE LARK TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH AT 11:55

*AD BLACK BRANT CLEY ON ARNOLDS MARSH 11:00+c800 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*33 WAXWING METHWOLD ON HYTHE ROAD AT 09:14

*22 WAXWING CLEY W/OVER WINDMILL TOWARDS FRIARY HILLS AT 09:10

*8 WAXWING NORWICH ON A140 CROMER ROAD 100YDS S/OF S/OF WRIGHTS MAZDA GARAGE AT 12:20

*MALE HEN HARRIER DOWNHAM MARKET OVER RAILWAY STATION AT 08:00

*SPOONBILL OVER A149 E/OF STIFFKEY

*HOODED CROW TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH

Saturday 25th December 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE HARBOUR OVER BRANCASTER GOLF COURSE 12:35+2 SHORT-EARED OWL

*ROSS'S GOOSE OR SNOW GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FLEW OFF LATE MRNG+2 SHORE LARK 1/2ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP THO MOBILE 

*SUB-AD GLAUCOUS GULL ON BEACH E/OF CROMER PIER THEN FLEW W/ 10:29

*2 WAXWING OVER TITCHWELL RSPB+BLACK-THROATED DIVER, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCK, 5 VELVET SCOTER, WHOOPER SWAN & 5 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*WAXWING FLITCHAM BY BIRD HIDE

*20 WHOOPER SWAN BTW CATFIELD AND LUDHAM S/OF ELDERBUSH LANE 14:30+67 BEWICK'S SWAN

 

Friday 24th December 2010

Highlights today were a Common Buzzard, a Long-tailed Duck and a drake Goldeneye on the sea, 2 Stonechats around the Observatory, a single Waxwing over at Gore Point together with a single Lapland Bunting, and 45 Snow Buntings on the beach. 2 Black-tailed Godwits, a Golden Plover, a Merlin and a Marsh Harrier were at Thornham Harbour, and 3 Goosanders flew over east.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER BRANCASTER AT E/END OF GOLF COURSE 13:10

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (UNKNOWN ORIGIN) 14:09 CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB WITH 110 TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD JUST N/OF HORSHAM ST.FAITH BY A140 ON POST BY HORSEFORD CROSSROADS 13:10

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL BREYDON WATER AT SOUTH WALL

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL E/PAST HOLME NOA

*2 SHORELARKS WELLS ON BEACH +6 SNOW BUNTINGS & MALE NORTHERN BULLFINCH WELLS WOODS W/OF CARAVAN PARK ON MAIN TRACK

*AD BLACK BRANT SALTHOUSE BY A149

 

Thursday 23rd December 2010

Seawatching produced a drake Long-tailed Duck and a Red-throated Diver, plus a single Fulmar east, a male Stonechat was around the reserve and a flock of 38 Branacle Geese of unknown origin were on the grazing marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV NORTHERN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB E/OVER FRESHMARSH TOWARDS BRANCASTER AT c09:00+BITTERN

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE (OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN) BEWTEEN CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB & BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB AT 12:20+11 TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*17 WAXWING KINGS LYNN IN HARDWICK INDUSTRIAL ESTATE ON OLD MEADOW ROAD THIS A/NOON

*c80 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE BREYDON WATER FROM SOUTH WALL AT 11:00+c70 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE W/OF HUMBERSTON FARM

*3 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE TITCHWELL RSPB ON GRAZING MARSH WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENTS+WHOOPER SWAN, 3 WATER PIPIT, SNOW BUNTING & SHORT-EARED OWL ON RESERVE 

 

Wednesday 22nd December 2010

At Holme today highlights were a common Buzzard over the marsh, a Little Egret which landed on the lawn in front of the Observatory, at least 5 Woodcocks in the scrub around the reserve, and 9 Fieldfares feeding on the buckthorn bushes.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV NORTHERN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB W/OF MAIN PATH AT 15:40+JUV GLAUCOUS GULL ON FRESHMARSH THEN FLEW E/TOWARDS BRANCASTER HARBOUR. LAPLAND BUNTING ON BRACKISH MARSH. AD MED GULL ON FRESHMARSH

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH VIEWABLE FROM BAKENEY BANK AT 13:40+c600 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE .PK AT CLEY ON W/SIDE OF SLUICE & WALK N/FOR c1/2ML

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN) BETWEEN CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB & BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE AT 10:00+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 2 PEREGRINE

*8 WAXWING FRAMLINGTON EARL OFF NOORWICH ROAD OPPOSITE LIVING ROOMS AT 15:30

*3 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE CLEY NWT BY BEACH ROAD+WATER PIPIT IN EYE FIELD

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER 11:00 LODDEN AT LANGLEY DYKE

*7 LONG-TAILED DUCK GREAT YARMOUTH OFF SOUTH DENES EARLY A/NOON

*SHORE LARK HOLKHAM BAY+BITTERN ON HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH

 

Tuesday 21st December 2010

Highlights today were on the sea, with 7 Eider, 537 Common Scoter, 11 Red-throateds and 1 Black-throated Diver. A Water Ral ran across the approach road and a Woodcock flew through the pines. A single Rock Pipit flew over calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER 14:20 AT LEAST THORNHAM VIEWABLE FROM C/PK IN HARBOUR

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (UNKNOWN ORIGIN) BTW BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB & CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB 13:15 WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*3 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS (AD FEM+2 JUVs) BURNHAM OVERY THIS MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SCOLT HEAD ISLAND FLEW W/TWDS BURNHAM NORTON MARSHES 11:45

*AD CASPIAN GULL BREYDON WATER RSPB AT E/END BRIEFLY EARLY A/NOON

*15 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM E/OF THE GAP 09:40

 

Monday 20th December 2010

Freezing fog made observation very difficult today, however a small number of Fieldfares were feeding on the buckthorn, and 2 Stonechats were still present.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM TILL 13:45 THEN FLEW EAST & 3+TWITE

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH

 

Sunday 19th Dec 2010

Sea watch produced only singles of females of Goldeney, Red-breasted Merganser and a dreake Common Scoter. A lone Common Buzzard sat on a post along the Thornham bank whilst seven Little Grebe were huddled together on the frozen Broadwater.  

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER LATE A/NOON NE/OF THORNHAM AT THORNHAM HARBOUR

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (UNKNOWN ORIGIN) CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB AT W/END VIEWABLE FROM RIVERBANK & 123+TAIGA BEAN GOOSE

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HOLKHAM FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE 14:15

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THORPE MARSHES FLEW NE/OVER HADDISCOE ISLAND 12:30

*12+LAPLAND BUNTINGS BREYDON WATER BY SOUTH WALL

*5 WAXWINGS HOLT ON THORNAGE ROAD

*4 REDHEAD SMEW WIGGENHALL ST.MARY MAGDALEN ON RIVER 

 

Saturday 18th Dec 2010 

Nothing of note from the Obs area except very very cold!!!!!!!!!!!!

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV NORTHERN HARRIER LATE A/NOON NE/OF THORNHAM ON THORNHAM MARSH

*LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (UNKNOW ORIGIN) BETWEEN BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB & CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB AT MIDDAY+76 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE *2+WAXWING LONG STRATTON JUST W/OF LONG STRATTON AT PHARSTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE THIS A/NOON TM188924

*LAPLAND BUNTING THORNHAM MARSH+5 WHOOPER SWAN TITCHWELL RSPB

*67 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE BREYDON WATER FROM SOUTH WALL WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENTS

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH+8+WATER PIPITS,9 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE & AD MED GULL

*45 MED GULL GREAT YARMOUTH BETWEEN PIERS

*2 FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD ORMESBY BROAD FROM BRIDGE NEAR FILBY

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER EAU BRINK ON RIVER GREAT OUSE AT 11:00

Friday 17th December 2010

At Holme NOA highlights were a Merlin hunting, 3 Bearded Tits beside the Broadwater and a pair of Stonechats in front of the Observatory.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV NORTHERN HARRIER (form hudsonius) 13:40 & 14:45 THORNHAM MARSH JUST NE/OF HARBOUR C/PK

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THORPE MARSHES 3/4ML NW/OF ST.OLAVES & HADDISCOE AT 12:10

*3 WAXWING FOULSHAM ON GUIST ROAD AT 08:10

*4 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH ON W/SIDE BY A47 WESTBOUND SLIP ROAD AT 08:00 (A47 WESTBOUMD IS BLOCKED)

*66 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE BREYDON WATER FROM SOUTH WALL THIS MRNG

*18 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 BITTERN, WATER PIPIT & AD MED GULL

 

Thursday 16th December 2010

A wet, cold and gloomy day with snow showers in the afternoon, highlights were 28 Barnacle Geese (of unknown origin!) on the grazing marsh, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Eider and 13 Common Scoters on the sea, 2 Marsh Harriers and a Common Buzzard hunting, a single Rock Pipit in Thornham Harbour and 2 Stonechats near the Observatory.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 15:40 N/OF WELLS AT EAST HILLS,VIEWABLE FROM LIFE BOAT STATION

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL KINGS LYNN AT BLACKBOROUGH END TIP IN FIELD S/OF ENTRANCE ROAD AT 14:45+2 CASPIAN GULL 3w+1w & 6 YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS

*54 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+19 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & 24 BARNACLE GEESE BUT NO SIGN OF LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*31 WAXWING NORWICH ON STAFFORD STREET

*83 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE BREYDON WATER FROM SOUTH WALL AT 08:44+4 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*13 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+6 WHOOPER SWAN BY ACCESS ROAD

 

Wednesday 15th December 2010

Highlights today were 3 Marsh Harriers and a ring-tail Hen Harrier hunting, 2 Common Buzzards, 2 Woodcocks and 2 Stonechats.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV NORTHERN HARRIER ON THORNHAM MARSH JUST NE OF HARBOUR C/PK 10:50

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM GAP EARLY A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES AT HADDISCOE ISLAND

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN) TILL c14:20 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB THEN FLEW N/OF RAILWAY & OUT OF VIEW WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING BREYDON WATER BY SOUTH WALL+58 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*BITTERN TITCHWELL RSPB+4 WATER PIPIT & 6 WHOOPER SWAN

 

Tuesday 14th December 2010

Highlights today included a Common Buzzard, Water Rail, a Tawny Owl calling in the pines, 2 Stonechats around the Observatory and a male Blackcap in the scrub.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER 14:09 THORNHAM MARSH VIEWABLE FROM ROAD TO HOLME

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (UNKNOWN ORIGIN) BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB VIEWABLE FROM RIVERBANK TWDS CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE 11:45

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SCOLT HEAD ISLAND ON E/SIDE 12:35

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES ON HADDISCOE ISLAND THIS MRNG

*20 WAXWINGS NORWICH NEAR MOUNT PLEASANT ON UNTHANK ROAD

*HOODED CROW CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB EARLY A/NOON

*3 WATER PIPITS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*BLACK REDSTART BURGH CASTLE ON SOUTH WALL JUST PAST CHURCH FARM

*BITTERN STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM BRICK HIDE

 

Monday 13th December 2010

Seawatching today produced 1 Whooper Swan, 1 Pintail, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 15 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebes, and 10 Fulmars. A Buzzard and 2 Marsh Harriers were hunting, and 1200 Wigeon and 250 Brent Geese were around the grazing marshes.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER 15:10 THORNHAM MARSH

*LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN) BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB IN NE/CORNER 09:30 THEN FLEW TO CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB WITH 99 TAIGA BEAN GEESE. NOTE THAT FERAL BIRDS HAVE BEEN PRESENT IN THE AREA IN RECENT YEARS

*56 WAXWINGS GORLESTON ON YALLOP AVENUE

*18 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT RUPERT STREET / YORK STREET

*12 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH BTW GAPTON R'BOUT & BREYDON BRIDGE

*MALE NORTHERN BULLFINCH STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB & 16+WATER PIPITS

*BITTERN TITCHWELL RSPB ON FEN HIDE POOL & WATER PIPIT

*BLACK REDSTART BURGH CASTLE BY SOUTH WALL

 

Sunday 12th December 2010

At Holme NOA highlights were 13 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, a Long-tailed Duck, 21 Common Scoter, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 3 Fulmars, 1 Little Egret, 2 Common Buzzards, 4 Water Rails, 4 Woodcock, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Spotted Redshank, 47 Skylarks, 4 Rock Pipits, 2 Stonechats, 1 Fieldfare, a male Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, and a single Redpoll.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER (FORM HUDSONIUS) 15:05 NE/OF THORNHAM ON THORNHAM MARSH THEN FLEW E/TOWARDS TITCHWELL AND LANDED N/OF THE BLOCKHOUSES

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES ON THE ISLAND FROM N/SIDE NEAR REEDHAM

*12 LAPLAND BUNTING BREYDON WATER RSPB BY SOUTH WALL+5 BEWICK'S SWAN

*SPOONBILL BLAKENEY ON SALTMARSH W/OF HARBOUR+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER FLEW W/

*40+ WAXWING NORWICH ON CONNAUGHT STREET/STAFFORD STREET JUNCTION 10:00 THEN FLEW SE/

*15 WAXWING NORWICH ON UNTHANK ROAD/ONLEY STREET JUNCTION BY CO-OP 09:20 THEN FLEW

*BLACK REDSTART BURGH CASTLE 

 

Saturday 11th December 2010

Highlights today were 3 White-fronted Geese, 2 Barnacle Geese and 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese with around 2,000 Pink-footed Geese on the grazing marsh, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 1 Goldeneye, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers and 3 Fulmars on the sea, 25 Snow Buntings along the beach, 3 Bearded Tits in the reeds, a single Woodcock, 2 Waxwings over the car park early morning, 2 Fieldfares, a Cetti's Warbler along the river Hun, a male Blackcap, a single Siskin, 8 Redpoll sp and 2 Lapland Buntings over east.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER BURNHAM OVERY FLEW W/FROM BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE 15:30

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB FLEW W/TWDS THORNHAM THIS A/NOON

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS WELLS ROOSTED AT EAST HILLS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES VIEWABLE FROM A149

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FLEW S/OVER A149 INTO HOLKHAM PARK 13:35

*3 SHORELARKS CLEY ON SHINGLE RIDGE N/OF ARNOLD'S MARSH

*50 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON RUPERT STREET

*35 WAXWINGS NORWICH OFF ST.BENEDICT STREET BY ENTRANCE TO ST.ANDREW'S C/PK

*24 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT STAFFORD STREET / CONNAUGHT ROAD

*20 WAXWINGS CLEY NWT BY A149

*20 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON ST.JOHN'S CLOSE

*6 WHOOPER SWANS TITCHWELL RSPB BY ENTRANCE TRACK

 

Friday 10th December 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 4 Eider, 2 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Fulmars, and 4 Snow Buntings west along the beach. A Woodcock was flushed on the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 WAXWING TITCHWELL RSPB IN C/PK BRIEFLY THIS MRNG+WATER PIPIT ON FRESHMARSH,30 TWITE ON SALTMARSH & 26 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH

*31 LAPLAND BUNTING BREYDON WATER BY SOUTH WALL THIS A/NOON+SNOW BUNTING

*18 WAXWING NORWICH AT JUNCTION OF RUPERT STREET & CAMBRIDGE STREET AT 14:35 .45 WAXWINGS AT JUNCTION OF YORK STREET & CHESTER STREET AT 13:00 .11 WAXWING AT JUNCTION OF STAFFORD STREET & CONNAUGHT ROAD AT 14:30

*2+WAXWING NORTH ELMHAM ON HIGH STREET JUST N/OF CHURCH BY PINK HOUSE AT 09:35

*c60 WAXWING SNETTISHAM RSPB NEAR 1st PIT *GLOS 18 WAXWING STROUD AT WHITESHILL ON FIELD ROAD

*4 BEAN GOOSE WELNEY EARLY MRNG THEN FLEW OFF

*RUDDY SHELDUCK THORPE MARSHES AT MIDDAY

*LONG-TAILED DUCK BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE AT 15:30+AVOCET

 

Thursday 9th December 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*70 WAXWING NORWICH ON ST.ANDREW'S STREET BY C/PK AT 12:50

*70+WAXWING NORWICH RAILWAY STATION AT 08:32

*30+WAXWING NORWICH AT BRACKENDALE

*WAXWING W/OVER KELLING QUAGS

*c20 WAXWING N/OF DISS BY A140 AT 09:40

*7 WAXWING BLAKENEY BY A149 BETWEEN WIVETON ROAD & SAXLINGHAM ROAD

*c40 WAXWING NORWICH BEHIND ST.GEORGE'S CHURCH 10:20

*DRK RED-CRESTED POCHARD WHITLINGHAM CP NEAR BOAT HOUSE AT 10:30

*11 WAXWING CROMER ON HOLT ROAD BY N/SIDE OF CO-OP C/PK AT 12:35

*23 WAXWING LONG STRATTON ON ST.MARY'S ROAD BRIEFLY AT 15:30

*20 WAXWING SCOLE N/OF A1066/A140 JUNCTION AT 09:50

 

Wednesday 8th December 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 6 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Fulmars, and a first winter Pom Skua. A Water Rail was also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE HEACHAM HARBOUR IN SCRUB BETWEEN HARBOUR & BEACH AT 14:00

*9 WAXWING HARLESTON 09:04 AT JUNCTION OF CHURCH VIEW & SCHOOL LANE

*6 COMMON CRANE LUDHAM FLEW TOWARDS ST.BENET'S ABBEY 10:50

*10 WAXWING LONG STRATTON IN C/PK BEHIND ONE STOP AT 10:30

*WAXWING NORWICH ON BROADLAND BUSINESS PARK NORTH ON PEACHMAN WAY BY AVIVA OFFICES AT 10:35

*20 WAXWING SCOLE BY A140 JUST N/OF A1066 JUNCTION AT 14:30

*JUV POMARINE SKUA PAST HOLME+LONG-TAILED DUCK

*3 WAXWING STOKE FERRY AT 15:00+15 MEALY REDPOLL

*40 WAXWING GORLESTON-ON-SEA W/OF BEACON PARK AT 11:15 THEN FLEW N/

*30+WAXWING NORWICH CITY CENTRE BY ST.ANDREW'S C/PK NEAR RAISED WALKWAY

*16 WAXWING NORWICH S/OF A47 JUST W/OF A1042 SLIPWAY

*2  LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +WATER PIPIT, 7 SNOW BUNTING, 14 TWITE, RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 3 SPOTTED REDSHANK ON FRESHMARSH

 

 

Tuesday 7th December 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching highlights were 18 Pintail, 8 Scaup, a single Long-tailed Duck, 4 Goldeneye, a Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Great Crested Grebes, and 2 Fulmars. Also of note were 2 Woodcocks, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Spotted Redshanks in Thornham Channel, 7 Rock Pipits, 6 Waxwings flew over west, a male Blackcap was on the reserve, 12+ Redpoll sp were in Alders near the Observatory building, and 3 Snow Buntings flew west along the beach. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE WELLS WITH PINKFEET THIS EVNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY LATE MRNG & JUV GLAUCOUS GULL BRIEFLY

*10 WAXWINGS SE/OF LYNG AT ELSING BY HARNSER WOOD

*WAXWING BLAKENEY BY CHURCH

 

Monday 6th December 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 1 Long-tailed Duck, 15 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 12 Great Crested Grebes and 11 Fulmars. Also of note were 4 Marsh Harriers, 2 Woodcocks, a Green Woodpecker and 2 Stonechats. A Chiffchaff was in the hedge along the edge of the River Hun near Redwell Marsh, and 20 Waxwings were in the hedge along Peddars Way at 8.30am. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE WINTERTON HOLMES VIEWABLE FROM SEAWALL BTW HORSEY GAP & WINTERTON NORTH DUNES THIS MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES VIEWABLE FROM EMBANKMENT 10:50 

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL BURNHAM OVERY IN CATTLE FIELD MIDWAY ALONG PATH 11:50

*20 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON CARROW ROAD 14:30

*30+SNOW BUNTINGS HOLME AT GORE POINT & LONG-TAILED DUCK

Sunday 5th December 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 4 Common Scoter and a female Goldeneye, 3 Marsh Harriers and a Common Buzzard were hunting around the grazing marshes, and a Peregrine was seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PENDULINE TIT NE/OF LODDON AT HARDLEY STAITHE FLEW S/OVER C/PK 14:15 & L.S.W'PECKER LEFT OF C/PK

*PRESUMED ARCTIC REDPOLL CLEY FLEW W/OVER WINDMILL 11:30 WITH MEALY REDPOLL & 6 WAXWINGS FLEW WEST

*ROSS'S GOOSE WAXHAM BY B1159 OPP WALNUT FARM 15:05

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 13:55

*NO SIGN NORTHERN LONG-TAILED TIT SCULTHORPE MOOR N.R

*BLACK BRANT SNETTISHAM RSPB FROM 1st HIDE THIS MRNG

*30+WAXWINGS WEYBOURNE AT DENMARK HOUSE THEN FLEW TO VILLAGE

*8+MEALY REDPOLLS DERSINGHAM BOG

*2 MEALY REDPOLLS TAVERHAM GPs THIS A/NOON

*RUDDY SHELDUCK THURLTON MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM HADDISCOE NEW CUT

 

Saturday 4th December 2010

Highlights today were slim but included 800+ Common Scoter on the sea, a Water Rail calling near the Broadwater, 5 Waxwings in hawthorn bushes behind the NOA Car Park, and a single Snow Bunting over the dunes heading west. In Thornham Harbour 2 Spotted Redshanks, 70 Golden Plovers, 10 Rock Pipits, a Hen Harrier and a Peregrine were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NORTHERN LONG-TAILED TIT 1ML W/OF FAKENHAM S/OF A148 AT SCULTHORPE MOOR NR FROM FRANK JARVIS HIDE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH

*NO SIGN OF HUME'S WARBLER WELLS WOOD+NO SIGN COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL BUT 15 MEALY REDPOLL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BRANCASTER STAITHE 12:35 OVER DUNES THEN FLEW TOWARDS TITCHWELL

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES+16 BARNACLE GOOSE.  

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SALTHOUSE FLEW W/ALONG BEACH PAST FLOOD SIREN 13:50

*GREY PHALAROPE WALCOTT ON SEA TO 14:37 THEN FLEW S/.

*106 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB+5 WATER PIPIT & JACK SNIPE

*100+ WAXWING NORWICH NEAR LIBRARY ON COLMAN ROAD/THE AVENUES JUNCTION

*19 WAXWING NORWICH ON ST.BENEDICT'S STREET 14:45

*10 WAXWING DISS OPP.CEMETERY

*5 WAXWING HOLME NOA BEHIND C/PK+SNOW BUNTING FLEW W/.

*4 WAXWING HOLME BY A149 100YDS W/OF RESERVE ACCESS ROAD

*WAXWING WELLS HARBOUR BY LIFEBOAT STATION

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB TO E/OF FERRY TRACK+2 WATER PIPIT & 63 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE.   

*LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB+6+ MEALY REDPOLL, MERLIN, WATER PIPIT & TWITE

*3 SMEW WIGGINHALL ST.GERMANS FROM S/ERN BRIDGE BUT NO SIGN SCAUP

*PURPLE SANDPIPER E/OF HOLKHAM GAP+10 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE ON FRESHMARSH

*2 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER STIFFKEY MEALS

*MEALY REDPOLL STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB+WATER PIPIT & RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*2 WATER PIPIT WISSINGTON BEET FACTORY+YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

 

Friday 3rd December 2010

Seawatching today produced 2 Eider, 1 drake Long-tailed Duck, 2 Common Scoter, 9 Goldeneye, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, and 2 Great Crested Grebes. Cold weather movements of many species were apparent today with 62 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe, 4 Woodcocks, 45 Skylarks, 17 Meadow Pipits and 2 Lapland Buntings of particular note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HUMES YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER MID A/NOON WELLS WOODS c100YDS S/OF TOILET BLOCK BY MAIN TRACK+1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL & 32 MEALY REDPOLL

*2 WAXWING SNETTISHAM BY A149 IN BUSHES NEAR TURN FOR SNETTISHAM RSPB AT 09:15

*82 WAXWING NORWICH AT JUNCTION OF COLMAN ROAD & THE AVENUES BEHIND NHS OFFICES AT 14:30

*LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH+2 TWITE & MERLIN OVER & WOODCOCK IN OFF SEA

*DRK SMEW FAKENHAM ON RIVER WENSUM DOWNSTREAM FROM THREE BRICK ARCH THEN FLEW TOWARDS PENSTHORPE AT 15:15

 

Thursday 2nd December 2010

Highlights today were 3 Goldeneye and 5 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea, 3 Marsh Harriers hunting south of the Observatory a Merlin flying through, 32 Snipe counted, and a single Rock Pipit over calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HUMES YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS AT 15:10 c100YDS S/OF TOILET BLOCK BY MAIN TRACK SHOWING WELL

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL WELLS WOODS NEAR TOILET BLOCK MID A/NOON+12 MEALY REDPOLL

2 WAXWING THETFORD OVER THE NUNNERY AT 08:40

*90 WAXWING NORWICH AT JUNCTION OF COLMAN ROAD & THE AVENUES

*c20 WAXWING NORWICH ON COSLANY STREET BY BRIDGE AT 13:30

*25 WAXWING NORWICH IN ANGLIA SQUARE PAY & DISPLAY C/PK AT 12:45

*6+WAXWING STALHAM BY A149 100YDS N/OF TESCO AT 11:45

*2 WAXWING  NEAR A149

 

Wednesday 1st December 2010

A vicious easterly wind today kept many birds keeping their heads down. Highlights were a female Goldeneye east, 15 Snipe, 1200 Wigeon on the grazing marsh anda Rock Pipit along the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BETWEEN THORNHAM & DOCKING AT 13:20

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD OVER BLICKLING TOWARDS AYLSHAM AT 11:45

*15+WAXWING TASBURGH BY A140 THEN FLEW TOWARDS TASBURGH VILLAGE AT 08:30

*32 WAXWING NORWICH IN WENSUM PARK AT 09:00

*3 NORTHERN BULLFINCH 2 MALES WELLS WOODS THIS A/NOON

Tuesday 30th November 2010

Highlights today were 284 Common Scoter, a Red-necked Grebe, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Marsh Harriers, 1 Common Buzzard, and 2 Stonechats.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 13:45

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD E/PAST SUTTON MILL 13:15

*PROB ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CRINGLEFORD FLEW N/OVER A47 NEAR THICKTHORN SERVICES 08:00

*NO SIGN PRESUMED NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM BUT JUV GLAUCOUS GULL ON BEACH

*AD TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE TITCHWELL VILLAGE OPP RSPB ENTRANCE EARLY A/NOON

*NORTHERN BULLFINCH UEA BROAD ACROSS RIVER ON FAR SIDE OF BROAD

*9 COMMON CRANES OVER HORSEY MERE & 2 REDHEAD SMEW

*210+WAXWINGS STALHAM BY A149

*100+WAXWINGS STALHAM BY A149 BTW HIGH STREET & B1159

*30+WAXWINGS AYLSHAM W/OF BYPASS R'BOUT

*25 WAXWINGS WEYBOURNE AT STATION ROAD / HOLT ROAD

*16 WAXWINGS WINFARTHING AT W/END

*WAXWING ACLE BTW TRAIN STATION & R'BOUT

*2 BITTERNS STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM TOWER HIDE THIS EVNG

 

Monday 29th November 2010

Seawatching today produced 8 Eider, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 12 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 11 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver and 9 Great Crested Grebes. Also of note were 3 Redpoll sp, 2 Rock Pipits, 2 Stonechats, 3 Water Rails, 1 Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harriers and 1 Common Buzzard. A Tawny Owl was calling at the west end of the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER 14:20 THORNHAM FLEW W/OVER SEAWALL BEHIND THORNHAM MARSH

*UNCON RPT POSS HUME'S YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOOD ON NE/SIDE OF THE DELL 12:00

*2 JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 14:00

*1w GLAUCOUS GULL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 09:30-11:00 AT LEAST

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS BREYDON WATER BY SOUTH WALL

*50+WAXWINGS CAWSTON ON CHAPEL STREET

*20 WAXWINGS EAST DEREHAM ON HILLCREST AVENUE

*12 WAXWINGS NORWICH BY MIDLAND STREET / MANCROFT WALK BEHIND KFC

 

Sunday 28th November 2010

Highlights today were 300 Common Scoter, 24 Eider, 6 Goosanders, 1 Red-throated, 1 Black-throated and 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Gannets and a Kittiwake, 5 Snipe and 2 Woodcocks.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER 14:40 3/4ML NNW/OF THORNHAM AT THORNHAM HARBOUR OVER FIELDS W/OF C/PK & 3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS OVER. ACCESS N/OFF A149 TF.727.443

*POSS HUME'S YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER BURNHAM NORTON ON NE/SIDE BY C/PK 12:45

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL CLEY AT HILLTOP IN GARDEN 11:30 BRIEFLY. PARK ONLY IN CLEY NWT C/PK & WALK - DO NOT PARK AT HILLTOP

*ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FROM WASHINGTON HIDE 13:45

*GREAT WHITE EGRET S/PAST CAISTER 11:00

*2 LITTLE AUKS W/PAST SHERINGHAM

*LITTLE AUK W/PAST CLEY 08:10

*12 LAPLAND BUNTINGS BREYDON WATER BY SOUTH WALL

*2 SHORELARKS WINTERTON BEACH

*40+WAXWINGS CAWSTON BY B1149 / B1145

*28 WAXWINGS WISSINGTON BEET FACTORY NEAR FISHING PITS

*15 WAXWINGS MARSHAM OPP HOME FARM

*12 WAXWINGS CRINGLEFORD AT ASPEN WAY / KESWICK ROAD

*1w DRK VELVET SCOTER FILBY BROAD AT END OF BOARDWALK

 

Saturday 27th November 2010

Highlights today were 360 Common Scoter, 4 Velvet Scoter, 21 Goldeneye, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Goosanders, 10 Red-throated Divers, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Hen Harriers, 1 juv Northern Harrier, 2 Common Buzzards, 2 Merlins and a Peregrine, 50 Golden Plovers, 1 Woodcock, 1 Pomarine and 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Kittiwake and 10 Rock Pipits.

 

Friday 26th November 2010

The probable Northern Harrier was seen over Thornham Marsh from Thronham Harbour today. Seawatching produced 32 Common Scoter, 2 drake Goosanders west and 1 Great Crested Grebe. Also of note were 2 Water Rails, 150 Golden Plover, a single Rock Pipit, 2 Stonechats, and 2 Snow Buntings east along the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER (form hudsonius) THORNHAM MARSH VIEWABLE FROM THORNHAM HARBOUR AT 11:35

*PENDULINE TIT STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM SANDY WALL 09:00 BRIEFLY

*3 NORTHERN BULLFINCHES WELLS WOOD BY THE DELL

*40+SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*LAPLAND BUNTING BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB E/OF FERRY TRACK & 30+TAIGA BEAN GEESE AT CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB

*60+WAXWINGS CAWSTON HEATH ON SE/SIDE OF B1145 / B1149 R'BOUT 15:00

*20 WAXWINGS OVER WIVETON TOWARDE CLEY AT 13:30

*c15 WAXWINGS W/OF SWAFFHAMBY A47/A1122 ROUNDABOUT MID A/NOON

*13 WAXWINGS DOWNHAM MARKET AT WISSINGTON BEET FACTORY NEAR FISHING PITS AT 15:00

*11 WAXWINGS LYNG ON BAKERY LANE LATE MRNG

*5+WAXWINGS SHERINGHAM BY SCHOOL

*19 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS EARLY A/NOON+FIRECREST & 12+COMMON CROSSBILL

 

Thursday 25th November 2010

There were no further reports of the Hume's Warbler. Highlights were 2 Stonechats around the Observatory and a Peregrine perched on a fence post near the Broadwater.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PROB JUV NORTHERN HARRIER (form hudsonius) N/OF THORNHAM HARBOUR C/PK OVER SALTMARSH AT 13:35

*21 LAPLAND BUNTING BREYDON WATER BY SOUTH WALL+SNOW BUNTING

*2 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM C1/4ML S/OF MAIN C/PK THIS MRNG+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER OVER THIS A/NOON

*2w WAXWING NORWICH IN ANCHOE QUAY/COSLANY STREET AREA AT 12:40

*43 SHORE LARK E/OF HOLKHAM GAP

*JUV SPOONBILL BLAKENEY HARBOUR

*20+WAXWING AYLESHAM BY ROUNDABOUT AT A140/AYLESHAM BYPASS AT 13:30

*WATER PIPIT STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM TOWER AT 14:00+14 MARSH HARRIER IN ROOST. 2+NORTHERN BULLFINCHES REPORTED FROM FEN HIDE

 

Wednesday 24th November 2010

There was no positive sighting of the Hume's Warbler today. Seawatching produced 13 Eider and 82 Common Scoter, while 2 Rock Pipits, 2 Stonechats, 8+ Redpoll sp, 6 Snow Buntings and a Yellowhammer were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PROB NORTHERN HARRIER (form hudsonius) 14:27 TITCHWELL RSPB OVER THORNHAM MARSH THEN FLEW E/OVER RESERVE TOWARDS BRANCASTER

*POSS ROSS'S GOOSE OR WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE TILL 10:40 HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH THEN FLEW W/WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES

*LAPLAND BUNTING OVER HINDOLVESTON AT 07:55

*63 WAXWING 09:40 GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD

*75 WAXWING AYLSHAM W/OF BYPASS ROUNDABOUT

*4 WAXWING NORWICH ON BROADLAND BUSINESS PARK

*18 WAXWING RAF MARHAM BRIEFLY AT 12:20

*30 SNOW BUNTING THORNHAM POINT .30 TWITE TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH

*9 WAXWING KETTLESTONE IN POPLARS BRIEFLY AT 09:10

 

Tuesday 23rd November 2010

A Hume's Leaf Warbler was trapped and ringed at 9.30am, and remained elusive throughout the day although it was heard twice. Other birds of note were a Kingfisher along the Boradwater, 3 Waxwings near the entrance to the NOA reserve, 2 Stonechats along the east bank, 4 Siskins and 15+ Redpoll sp including 3 probable Mealy Redpolls.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HUME'S YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLME NOA TRAPPED, RINGED & RELEASED 09:30 BUT VERY ELUSIVE AFTER RELEASE. ALSO PRESENT Y'DAY BUT HEARD ONLY

*PROB JUV NORTHERN HARRIER NEAR THORNHAM FLEW N/OVER A149 AT DUSK

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW BRANCASTER & DOCKING FLEW OVER ROAD LATE MRNG

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULLS SE/OF KING'S LYNN S/OF A47 AT BLACKBOROUGH END TIP

*GREY PHALAROPE HOLKHAM W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE ON POOL S/OF CATTLE PEN 15:15

*20 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD 09:50

*20 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT JOHN INNES CENTRE C/PK 09:00

*16 WAXWINGS WEREHAM BY NOWHERE LANE BRIEFLY

*WAXWING WIVETON OFF LEATHERPOOL LANE IN GARDENS

*2 FEM NORTHERN BULLFINCHES WELLS WOODS & 6 MEALY REDPOLLS

*PROB MEALY REDPOLL (NOT ARCTIC) TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH IN TWITE FLOCK c12:15

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

 

Monday 22nd November 2010

Seawatching today produced 15 Eider, 268 Common Scoter, 9 Red-breasted Megansers, and 2 Shearwater sp. Two Stonechats and a Redpoll sp were also of note. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM NORTON MARSHES N/OF SEAWALL

*2 POMARINE SKUAS PAST SHERINGHAM BY 09:45 & 3 LITTLE AUKS

*4 BEAN GEESE WELNEY WWT

*100 WAXWINGS AYLSHAM BY ROAD W/OF BYPASS R'BOUT ON WIRES

*60 WAXWINGS NEW COSTESSEY AT BRECKLAND PARK

*57 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD 11:00

*40 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON BARRACK STREET & 11 WAXWINGS BY EXETER STREET PAY+DISPLAY

*9 WAXWINGS HARLESTON AT NEEDHAM ROAD / DOVE ROAD 12:00

*2 WAXWINGS THORPE ST.ANDREW BTW PREMIER INN & AVIVA ON BROADLAND BUSINESS PARK

*3 NORTHERN BULLFINCHES (MALE+2 FEM) WELLS WOOD.   AD BLACK BRANT JUST E/OF WARHAM BY BINHAM ROAD

*2 MEALY REDPOLLS WELLS WOODS ON E/SIDE OF THE DELL & FIRECREST

 

Sunday 21st November 2010

Highlights on the sea were 207 Eiders, 343 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 drake Goosander, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 juvenile Pom Skuas west, and 1 Bonxie. Raptors included a ring-tail Hen Harrier, a Peregrine and a Rough-legged Buzzard 150 yards west of the Firs at 9am. Other birds of note included 7 Waxwings over east, 2 Rock Pipits in Thornham Harbour, 2 Stonechats on the east bank, a male Blackcap, 2 Redpoll sp and a flock of 70 Snow Buntings and 1 Lapland Bunting were of note on the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PROB NORTHERN HARRIER (FORM HUDSONIUS) BTW STIFFKEY AND MORSTON 11:05 THEN FLEW S/.

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE 10:06

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 14:00 BURNHAM NORTON MARSHES

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD NE/OF WELLS IN TREE ON E/SIDE OF EAST HILLS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLME NOA W/OF FIRS 09:00+7 WAXWING, LAPLAND BUNTING, 70 SNOW BUNTING & 2 POMARINE SKUA ALL THRU

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 14:15 IN FIELDS+BLACK BRANT OR HYBRID E/OF SEAWALL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD JUST N/OF CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS E/OF ROAD 12:22 THEN FLEW E/.

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 3MLS S/OF WELLS FLEW OVER B1105 EARLY A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE 15:56.   

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD FLITCHAM EARLY A/NOON

*3 AD BLACK BRANT WELLS BY BEACH ROAD ON PITCH+PUTT COURSE +HYBRID BLACK BRANT X BRENT GOOSE

*AD BLACK BRANT JUST E/OF WARHAM IN WINTER WHEAT BY ROAD TO BINHAM+PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE & 600 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*60+ TAIGA BEAN GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB

*11 SHORE LARK HOLKHAM ON BEACH E/OF HOLKHAM GAP

*7 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT 300YDS E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK+23 SNOW BUNTING BEHIND NORTH HIDE

*2 COMMON CRANE KING'S LYNN W/OVER KNIGHT'S HILL

*100 WAXWING AYLSHAM ON ROAD W/OF BYPASS ROUNDABOUT 14:20

*60+ WAXWING NEW COSTESSEY AT JERNINGHAM ROAD BY BRECKLAND CLUB 12:55

*53 WAXWING NORWICH ON BARRACK STREET IN GREEN'S HEALTH AND FITNESS C/PK 11:40 THEN FLEW

*40 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT W/END OF PASTEUR ROAD BY GAPTON ROUNDABOUT

*30 WAXWING NORWICH ON KINGSLEY ROAD 11:25

*6+ WAXWING NORWICH OFF DEREHAM ROAD ON EXETER STREET BY ST.BARNABUS' CHURCH

*WAXWING NORTHREPPS ON BOUNDARY CLOSE

*28+ LAPLAND BUNTING HAPPISBURGH 300YDS S/OF LIGHTHOUSE

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING OVER HEACHAM AND ON TO SALTMARSH+2 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER & SCAUP ON THE SEA+PURPLE SANDPIPER ON THE GROYNES

*11 NORTHERN BULLFINCH WELLS WOOD IN THE DELL

*2 HEN HARRIER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB+BITTERN, WATER PIPIT & 10 MARSH HARRIER

 

Saturday 20th November 2010

At Holme NOA today birds of note included 200 Brent Geese on the grazing marsh, a Merlin and a Marsh Harrier hunting, 20 Lapwings in off the sea, 1 Rock Pipit flying over, 2 Stonechats around the Observatory, a Fieldfare, a Chiffchaff, and 15 Linnets on the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ARCTIC REDPOLL SALTHOUSE IN BEACH C/PK MID MRNG THEN FLEW TO STUBBLE BY C/PK

*POSS JUV NORTHERN HARRIER RPTD BURNHAM NORTON MARSHES 14:25 SHOWING WELL

*POSS JUV NORTHERN HARRIER RPTD THORNHAM FLEW TWDS TITCHWELL 13:25

*UNCON RPT ARCTIC REDPOLL CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD BY BUNKER BRIEFLY 12:45

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS

*30 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB

*140+LAPLAND BUNTINGS HAPPISBURGH 300YDS S/OF LIGHTHOUSE

*4 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK & SPOONBILL ON ARNOLD'S MARSH

*2 AD BLACK BRANTS WELLS BY BEACH ROAD ON PITCH+PUTT

*110 WAXWINGS NORWICH OFF DEREHAM ROAD BEHIND KFC

*50+WAXWINGS AYLSHAM BY BYPASS R'BOUT 12:50

*40 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON BARRACK STREET BY GREENS GYM

*33 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD 09:00

*10 WAXWINGS THETFORD ON BURRELL WAY BY RECYCLING CENTRE 09:50

*2 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON WHEATLEY ROAD

*1w DRK VELVET SCOTER FILBY BROAD 10:05

 

Friday 19th November 2010

A dull and misty day at the Observatory, highlights were 4 Lapland Buntings south of Thornham Bank and a Water Rail along the edge of the Broadwater. A Stonechat was on the grazing marsh and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was in willows near the Observatory building.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD AD+JUV BURNHAM OVERY DUNES VIEWABLE FROM A149 AT 11:30 BUT DISTANT

*7 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB THIS A/NOON

*15 LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE E/OF COASTGUARDS COTTAGES IN STUBBLE FIELDS LATE A/NOON

*15 WAXWING NORWICH IN CHAPELFIELD GARDENS AT 13:25

*c20 SHORE LARK HOLKHAM GAP

*2 BLACK BRANT WELLS W/OF BEACH ROAD ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENTS+PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*11 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD THIS MRNG

*40 WAXWING 08:45 NORWICH AT ST.ANDREWS HALL

*c15 WAXWING LODDON BY A146 AT 09:10

*85+ WAXWING NORWICH OFF DEREHAM ROAD COMMUTING BETWEEN OLD PALACE ROAD & DEVONSHIRE STREET AT MIDDAY

*WAXWING W/OVER CAWSTON HEATH AT 12:10

*50+WAXWING AYLSHAM JUST W/OF BYPASS ROUNDABOUT BY MAIN ROAD ON HEDGE & WIRES AT 14:30

*20 WAXWING NORWICH ON PRINCES STREET LATE A/NOON

*50 WAXWING NORWICH BY NATURAL ENGLAND OFFICES

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING BETWEEN BURNHAM NORTON & BURNHAM DEEPDALE ON SEA WALL THIS A/NOON+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*4 LAPLAND BUNTING HOLME S/OF THORNHAM BANK

*c55 LAPLAND BUNTING HAPPISBURGH IN STUBBLE FIELD C300YDS S/OF LIGHTHOUSE

*BLACK BRANT SNETTISHAM RSPB NEAR 1st HIDE AT 09:00 WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENTS

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB OVER SATMARSH+AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL ON FRESHMARSH.20 TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH

*3 RED-CRESTED POCHARD ORMESBY ST.MARGARET ON LITTLE BROAD

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER S/OVER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB AT 15:50+WATER PIPIT

 

Thursday 18th November 2010

Highlights at the Observatory today were 13 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, and 3 Great Crested Grebes on the sea, 200 Brent Geese on the grazing marsh, a ring-tail Harrier species flew through west, a Tawny Owl was calling in the pines, a single Fieldfare was in the scrub along the Broadwater edge, and a single Redpoll sp flew over calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET TILL 16:05 BRANCASTER ON SALTMARSH THEN FLEW E/+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*AD ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT 10:45 +JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD OVER DUNES TOWARDS SCOLT HEAD

*25 WAXWING NORWICH ON DUKE STREET SW/OVER ST.CRISPINS HOUSE AT 08:25

*13 WAXWING TASBURGH IN RICHES CLOSE AT 08:55

*47 WAXWING 09:10 GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD

*c20 WAXWING THETFORD ON BURRELL WAY OPPOSITE SAINSBURYS BEHIND FURNITURE FIRST AT 08:40

*80 WAXWING NORWICH OFF DREREHAM ROAD ON LOTHIAN STREET BEHIND KFC AT 11:40

*JUV GREAT NORTHERN DIVER SCARBOROUGH IN HARBOUR MOUTH

*59 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD AT 11:30

*c35 WAXWING NORWICH ON COSLANY STREET BY BRIDGE AT 13:00

*2 SLAVONIAN GREBE BLAKENEY HARBOUR

 

Wednesday 17th November 2010

Bird news of interest today were 2 Whooper Swans south, a Rough-legged Buzzard mobbed by 4 Marsh Harriers mid morning, an arrival of 80+ Blackbirds during the day, together with 4 Fieldfares, 2 Redwings and a single Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD THIS MRNG+VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLME NOA OVER REDWELL MARSH AT c09:35

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 1.5MLS S/OF TITCHWELL RSPB JUST W/OF CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THIS A/NOON BURNHAM OVERY DUNES VIEWABLE FROM A149+2 HEN HARRIERS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/ALONG BEACH PAST TITCHWELL RSPB+30 TWITE & 25 WHOOPER SWAN S/

*26 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB S/OF RAILWAY 10:45+35 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*11 WAXWING 1ML N/OF FLITCHAM BY B1153 IN HEDGE

*39 WAXWING 09:37 GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD

*100 WAXWING NORWICH OFF DEREHAM ROAD BEHIND KFC ON LOTHIAN STREET NEAR PAY & DISPLAY C/PK AT 13:40

*5 LAPLAND BUNTING OVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS THIS MRNG+3 WHOOPER SWAN

*5 COMMON CRANE NW/OVER DRAYTON AT 07:50

*MALE NORTHERN BULLFINCH WELLS WOODS E/OF DEL LATE MRNG

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER CLEY OFF BEACH C/PK EARLY A/NOON+SHORT-EARED OWL THRU S/

*2 WAXWING HEMPNALL BY VILLAGE HALL

 

 

Tuesday 16th November 2010

Highlights today were 100+ Snow Buntings near Gore Point early morning, 2 Lapland Buntings over west, 3 Redpoll sp and a probable tristis Chiffchaff trapped at 1.20pm.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS BURNHAM OVERY IN DUNES JUST W/OF END OF BOARDWALK 10:40 +3 WHOOPER SWANS FLEW E/AT 09:20, HEN HARRIER, SEVERAL MARSH HARRIERS & 7 BARNACLE GEESE

*NO SIGN GLOSSY IBIS WELNEY WWT & NO SIGN CATTLE EGRET

*MALE NORTHERN BULLFINCH WELLS WOODS NEAR TOILET BLOCK & 3 WAXWINGS

*PROB SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF HOLME NOA RINGED & RELEASED BEHIND OBS IN PINES 13:20

*GREY PHALAROPE BURNHAM OVERY DUNES OFF GUN HILL MID MRNG THEN FLEW INLAND & 4 LAPLAND BUNTINGS

*30+SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*25 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON QUEENS ROAD OPP SAINSBURY'S 09:30

*20 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON MOUSEHOLD STREET 14:00

*15 WAXWINGS THETFORD OPP McDONALD'S 12:50

*10 WAXWINGS THETFORD ON LONDON ROAD

*21 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB

 

Monday 15th Novewmber 2010

Higlights today were 37 Common Scoter, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 7 Fulmars, and 70 Snow Buntings on the seawatch, 2 Waxwings, a Stonechat, 6 Siskins and a Lapland Bunting flying over.

NORFOLK

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER MID A/NOON BLAKENEY HARBOUR FROM 5-BAR GATE

*CATTLE EGRET WELNEY WWT ON LADY FEN VIEWABLE FROM VIS'CTR 14:30

*1w GLOSSY IBIS WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE 13:30

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT 09:33

*LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE 1/2ML E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES IN STUBBLE

*15 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*4 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT BELOW SEAWALL 11:00 & 12 SNOW BUNTINGS

*50+WAXWINGS NORWICH ON QUEENS ROAD NEAR SAINSBURY'S 08:35

*48 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD 10:30

*30 WAXWINGS THETFORD NEAR SAINSBURY'S

*2 WAXWINGS NORWICH BY EXETER STREET BEHIND KFC 12:15

*2+WATER PIPITS CANTLEY BEET FACTORY

*30+TWITE TITCHWELL RSPB +HEN HARRIER, REDHEAD SMEW, 2 VELVET SCOTERS OFFSHORE & SLAVONIAN GREBE

 

Sunday 14th November 2010

Highlights today were 160 Brent Geese, 11 Eider, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 150 Common Scoter, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 16 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Gannet, 1 ad Med Gull, 11 Kittiwakes, 3 Kingfishers, 16 Rock Pipits, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 Waxwings near the church flying off west, 4 Stonechats, 4 Fieldfares, 1 Chiffchaff, 8 Bearded Tits, 6 Bramblings, 3 Lapland Buntings and 3 Yellowhammers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR 11:40

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 08:25

*1w GLOSSY IBIS WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS BURNHAM OVERY DUNES

*MALE NORTHERN BULLFINCH WELLS WOODS

*15 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS HOLME +3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS & GREAT NORTHERN DIVER

*150+WAXWINGS NORWICH ON EXETER STREET 12:20

*100 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON EXETER STREET

*85 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD 09:05

*60 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON QUEEN'S ROAD BY SAINSBURY'S 13:45

*50 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON QUEENS ROAD AT SAINSBURY'S

*7 WAXWINGS FRAMINGTON PIGOT AT HIGHWAY NURSERIES

*2 WAXWINGS EAST DEREHAM AT TESCO

*BLACK REDSTART WATTON ON THREXTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

*FIRECREST LYNFORD ARBORETUM

*REDHEAD SMEW TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH

 

Saturday 13th November 2010

At Holme NOA today highlights were a ring-tail Hen Harrier hunting the grazing marsh early afternoon, on the sea 11 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 15 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, and 1 Red-throated Diver, and other birds of interest included 2 very late Swallows passing through west, 15 Rock Pipits flying over during the day, 2 Stonechats on the east bank, 2 Bearded Tits flying over, and 8 Bramblings west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*POSS JUV NORTHERN HARRIER (FORM HUDSONIUS) BURNHAM OVERY DUNES FROM A149 THO DISTANT+2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD & 7 BARNACLE GOOSE.

*1w GLOSSY IBIS WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE 13:40.

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT 15:30 IN EYE FIELD+18 SNOW BUNTING

*3 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM MEALS OVER W/END 11:50

*NO SIGN OF PALLAS'S WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB+6 WAXWING, 19 TWITE, 2 SNOW BUNTING, 2 HEN HARRIER & LITTLE GULL

*2 BLACK BRANT WELLS BY BEACH ROAD ON PITCH+PUTT COURSE.

*c60 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB N/OF RAILWAY 12:30.

*28 SHORE LARK E/OF HOLKHAM GAP+3 LAPLAND BUNTING, 2 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, RED-NECKED GREBE & VELVET SCOTER

*200+ WAXWING NORWICH ON EXETER STREET C/PK 13:40 TG.222.090

*47 WAXWING NORWICH ON HEIGHAM STREET 14:00

*111 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD 09:30

*3 WAXWING EAST DEREHAM ON WALPOLE LOKE BY TESCO

*LAPLAND BUNTING BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+3 WATER PIPIT

*10 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM

*2 MEALY REDPOLL WELLS WOOD+2 FIRECREST IN THE DELL

*2 WATER PIPIT CLEY NWT BY BEACH ROAD NEAR EYE FIELD.

*WATER PIPIT STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*WATER PIPIT CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB+9 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*LONG-TAILED DUCK HOLME NOA+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 2 SWALLOW

*REDHEAD SMEW TITCHWELL RSPB ON SALINE LAGOON

*BONXIE TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 12:45

*SWALLOW W/THRU HOLME NOA

 

Friday 12th November 2010

Highlights today were 115 Brent Geese on the marsh, a Barn Owl hunting mid afternoon and 7 Snow Buntings on the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w GLOSSY IBIS WELNEY WWT FROM FREINDS HIDE THIS MRNG

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD THIS A/NOON

*AMERICAN WIGEON RPTD WELNEY WWT FROM REEDBED HIDE

*PALLAS'S WARBLER 14:50 TITCHWELL RSPB AT N/END OF C/PK IN LARGE OAK+WATER PIPIT & TWITE

*PALLAS'S WARBLER LOWESTOFT 14:55 JUST W/OF DENES OVAL AT FLYCATCHER ALLEY

*15 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB N/OF RAILWAY 11:00+HOODED CROW, RUFF & 62 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*2 BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE OFF BEACH ROAD AT 11:30

*150 WAXWING NORWICH ON QUEENS ROAD EARLY A/NOON

*113 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD LATE A/NOON THEN FLEW SW/

*10+ MEALY REDPOLL RPTD WELLS WOODS AT NE/CORNER OF DELL+FIRECREST AT DRINKING POOL

* 50 WAXWING NORWICH BY CASTLE AT 13:30

*120+ WAXWING NORWICH 14:42 AT JUNCTION OF RUSSELL STREET & CLIFTON STREET

*SLAVONIAN GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB+HEN HARRIER, 9 SPOTTED REDSHANK, YELLOW-LEGGED GULL & 33 TWITE

*4 WAXWING NORWICH ON EXETER STREET BY PAY&DISPLAY C/PK TG222090

*9 SNOW BUNTING HOLME DUNES

 

Thursday 11th November 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PALLAS'S WARBLER 15:00 TITCHWELL RSPB ALONG MEADOW TRAIL BUT MOBILE & ELUSIVE .6 SHORE LARKS ON BEACH W/OF BOARDWALK & SLAV GREBE OFFSHORE

*30+ WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD AT 12:40

*150 WAXWING NORWICH BY EXETER STREET PAY & DISPLAY C/PK BEHIND DEREHAM ROAD KFC MID A/NOON 222090

 

Wednesday 10th November 2010

Highlights today were 63 Eider, 3 Velvet Scoter, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Red-necked Grebe on the sea, while 2 Rock Pipits, 2 Stonechats, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (eastern type), 1 female Blackcap, 1 Mealy and 35 Redpoll sp, and 5 Lapland Buntings were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD AT 10:40

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+1w GREY PHALAROPE & 35 SNOW BUNTING

1w GLOSSY IBIS WELNEY WWT TILL 14:30 FROM FRIENDS HIDE THEN FLEW OFF

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD THIS MRNG

*PALLAS'S WARBLER WELLS WOODS 200YDS E/OF TOILET BLOCK AT 13:30+FIRECREST

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 15:55 BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES

*24 SHORE LARK C450 E/OF HOLKHAM GAP AT 14:00

*6 SHORE LARK WINTERTON IN BEACH C/PK AT 13:00 THEN FLEW N/+3 LITTLE AUK

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL CLEY ON BEACH TILL 11AM THEN FLEW W/ .JUV GLAUCOUS GULL ON PAT'S POOL MID MRNG+JACK SNIPE. SHORT-EARED OWL IN OFF SEA & BLUE FULMAR PAST

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL CLEY ON SEA OFF BEACH C/PK+2 POMARINE SKUA, LITTLE AUK & DRK VELVET SCOTER PAST

*BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE OFF BEACH ROAD AT 11:20

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER PAST CLEY EARLY MRNG+10+ POMARINE SKUA, 2 SOOTY SHEARWATER, BONXIE & 50+ LITTLE GULL

*LEACH'S PETREL RPTD PAST SHERINGHAM+18 POMARINE SKUA & 2 BALEARIC SHEARWATER

*c30 WAXWING NORWICH TILL c08:00 AT JENNY LIND PARK THEN FLEW N/

*120+WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD AT 14:30

*JUV GLAUCOUS S/PAST HAPPISBURGH BETWEE 07:45 & 10:00+2 POM SKUAS,SOOTY SHEARWATER & 26 LITTLE GULLS

*40+ WAXWING NORWICH ON UNION STREET IN PLAYGROUND AT 13:50

*26 WAXWING NORWICH ON UNION STREET AT 15:20 IN PLAYGROUND .55 WAXWINGS QUEENS ROAD BY MARSH BUILDING AT 15:30

*70 WAXWING THETFORD W/OVER NUNNERY LAKES AT 12:20

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE+FIRECREST, 30 TWITE & 2RINGTAIL  HEN HARRIER . 2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS RPTD OFFSHORE

*15 WAXWING NORWICH NEAR CATHEDRAL BY RIVER WENSUM,VIEWABLE FROM C/PK BY ADAM & EVE PUB

*5 LAPLAND BUNTING HOLME+3 VELVET SCOTER, RED-NECKED GREBE & LESSER WHITETHROAT

*WAXWING WEYBOURNE

*100 WAXWING NORWICH ON BARRETT ROAD AT 14:55

 

Tuesday 9th November 2010

A wild and windy day produced some good seabirds with 10 Shelduck, 5 Pintail, 69 Eider, 102 Common Scoter, a drake Goldneye, 3 Gannets, a juvenile Pom Skua, an adult winter Yellow-legged Gull and 7 Kittiwakes the highlights. Also of note were 7 Shorelarks and 3 Snow Buntings on the beach at the east end of the dunes near Thornham Channel, showing at close distance.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER 15:45 CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD +11 BALEARIC SHEARWATERS PAST BEACH C/PK, 5 POMARINE SKUAS, 13 SOOTY SHEARWATERS, 3 RED-NECKED GREBES & 2 BLUE FULMARS

*PALLAS'S WARBLER 16:00 TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR VIS'CTR BUT ELUSIVE +FIRECREST & LAPLAND BUNTING ON SALTMARSH

*PALLAS'S WARBLER EARLY A/NOON WELLS WOOD BTW C/PK & THE DELL & 20+MEALY REDPOLLS 

*4 BALEARIC SHEARWATERS PAST SHERINGHAM THIS MRNG +STORM PETREL, SOOTY SHEARWATER, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES, 2 SLAVONIAN GREBES, 3 GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS, LONG-TAILED DUCK, 10+SCAUP & LONG/SHORT-EARED OWL

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER PAST HAPPISBURGH +SOOTY SHEARWATER & 10+VELVET SCOTERS

*110 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON UNION STREET

*63 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD 10:05

*60+WAXWINGS NORWICH IN PARK OFF UNION STREET 12:35

*37 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON QUEENS ROAD 09:10 THEN FLEW SW

*35 WAXWINGS NORWICH BY UNION STREET IN PARK

*30 WAXWINGS W/OF NORWICH AT JOHN INNES CENTRE 15:30

*22 WAXWINGS KING'S LYNN OFF HOSPITAL WALK ON PLEASANT COURT 08:30

*18 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT MILE CROSS MARSH LATE A/NOON

*2 BLACK BRANTS WELLS BY BEACH ROAD MID A/NOON

*7 SHORELARKS HOLME NOA +JUV POMARINE SKUA PAST, AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL PAST & 3 SNOW BUNTINGS

*2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS S/PAST WINTERTON DUNES NNR 15:00

*FEM NORTHERN BULLFINCH WELLS WOOD BTW C/PK & THE DELL

*FIRECREST GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY

 

 

Monday 8th November 2010

A quieter day at the Observatory, seawatching produced 46 Common Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Great Crested Grebes, and 1 Little Gull. Also of note were 100 Golden Plover.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOOD IN THE DELL & MEALY REDPOLL

*1w GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT FROM BISHOP BIDE & 5+LITTLE AUKS PAST BEACH C/PK

*SPOONBILL W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 10:20 +FIRECREST NEAR FEN HIDE, 8 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH & 8 AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS ON FRESHMARSH

*24 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM BAY AT E/END OF SALTINGS

*34 WAXWINGS NORWICH CITY CENTRE

*27 WAXWINGS WEYBOURNE ON STATION ROAD 14:25

*15+WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD 12:00

*13 WAXWINGS WEYBOURNE ON STATION ROAD LATE MRNG

*8 WAXWINGS KING'S LYNN S/OF A148 GRIMSTON ROAD BY RAINBOW FOODSTORES

*WAXWING NORWICH ON DEREHAM ROAD BEHIND KFC

*3 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT

NORFOLK

*POSS JUV NORTHERN HARRIER 13:45 TITCHWELL OVER THORNHAM POINT

*POSS JUV NORTHERN HARRIER TITCHWELL FLEW W/OVER N/END OF GYPSY LANE 13:05

*POSS JUV NORTHERN HARRIER BURNHAM STAITHE AT BURNHAM OVERY MARSH 10:00

*1w GLOSSY IBIS 2/3ML SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE N/OF A1101 ON FLOODS. PARK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN & VIEW FIELD OPPOSITE

*PALLAS'S WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB BEHIND ISLAND HIDE 10:25 THEN FLEW INTO REEDS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD JUST E/OF FLITCHAM 13:35

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE E/OF BOARDWALK 14:15

 

Sunday 7th November 2010

A busy day at the Observatory, seawatching highlights were a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 150 Brents, 123 Shelduck, 6 Pintail, 2 Scaup, 253 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 19 Goldeneye, 22 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Goosanders, 27 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 13 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Fulmar, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 4 Gannets, 9 Pom Skuas, 1 Arctic Skua, 1 Great Skua, 10 Little Gulls wet, 99 Kittiwakes, and 4 Little Auks. Raptors included Merlin and Peregrine. Other birds of note were 4 Woodcock, 6 Rock Pipits, 8 Waxwings, 2 Stonechats, 24 Fieldfares, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (eastern type), 1 female Blackcap, 8,000+ Starlings, 2 Bramblings, 3 Bullfinches, 3 Lapland Buntings, 9 Snow Buntings and 16 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w GLOSSY IBIS 2/3ML SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE N/OF A1101 ON FLOODS. PARK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN & VIEW FIELD OPPOSITE

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER 13:00 BLAKENEY HARBOUR FROM 5-BAR GATE

*PALLAS'S WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB ON W/SIDE OF MAIN PATH AT EDGE OF SALTMARSH BTW ISLAND HIDE & NEW PARRINDER HIDE 15:15

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 400YDS W/OF HOLKHAM GAP OVER SALTMARSH & TWITE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD FLITCHAM NEAR ABBEY FARM BY POLY-TUNNELS 14:40

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY N/OF A149 BY BURNHAM THORPE TURNING 09:35

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 08:20 +GREY PHALAROPE & WATER PIPIT

*UNCON RPT POSS JUV NORTHERN HARRIER BURNHAM OVERY MARSH SW/OF GUN HILL 14:00 - PRESENT 12+DAYS

*LEACH'S PETREL PAST CLEY 11:55 & 2 LITTLE AUKS PAST

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HICKLING BROAD NWT IN SW/CORNER OF BITTERN TRAIL BY BRIDGE AT END OF BOARDWALK THIS A/NOON

*2 LITTLE AUKS PAST HOLME NOA +3 POMARINE SKUAS, 2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS, WAXWING OVER WEST & LAPLAND BUNTING OVER EAST

*LITTLE AUK PAST CLEY +AD ARCTIC TERN, RED-NECKED GREBE  5 VELVET SCOTERS

*1w GREY PHALAROPE 14:26 CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH VIEWABLE FROM PATH TO HIDE

*100+WAXWINGS NORWICH ON OLD PALACE ROAD

*70+WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD 09:45

*50+WAXWINGS NORWICH AT ROUEN ROAD PAY+DISPLAY C/PK 09:00

*45+WAXWINGS HELLESDON PASTURES

*10 WAXWINGS HOLME NEAR CARAVAN PARK 14:30 & 3 WAXWINGS BY STREAM TWDS NWT ENTRANCE

*6 WAXWINGS WEYBOURNE

*4 WAXWINGS SCULTHORPE BY VIS'CTR & FIRECREST IN WOOD

*3 WAXWINGS BTW ACLE & SOUTH WALSHAM

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS OVER TITCHWELL RSPB +SNOW BUNTING OVER, 2 ARCTIC SKUAS OFFSHORE, JUV KITTIWAKE ON FRESHMARSH, AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL & WATER PIPIT

*17 SHORELARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP 10:25 & 70+SNOW BUNTINGS

*2 BLACK REDSTARTS CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS 14:30

*MALE BLACK REDSTART BREYDON WATER NEAR ROADBRIDGE 11:00

*JACK SNIPE CLEY NWT FROM BISHOP'S HIDE IN DRAIN 09:00

 

Saturday 6th November 2010

At Holme NOA today good seawatching included 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 74 Common Scoter, 5 Velvet Scoter, 6 Goldeneye, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, 1 Arctic and 1 Great Skua. A Great Northern Diver was on the Broadwater briefly before flying off east towards Titchwell. Other birds of note included a 2 Woodcocks, a Green and a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Rock Pipits flying over, 1 Lesser Whitethroat (eastern type), a Siskin and 2 Redpolls over west, 2 Lapland Buntings, and 45 Snow Buntings along the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR 15:30+2,000 GOLDEN PLOVER

*1w GLOSSY IBIS 2/3ML SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE N/OF A1101 ON FLOODS 13:38. PARK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN & VIEW FIELD OPPOSITE

*PALLAS'S WARBLER HICKLING BROAD NWT BY STUBB MILL VIEWPOINT BRIEFLY 13:15+11 COMMON CRANE, HEN HARRIER & 8 WAXWING . ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD Y/DAY

*RICHARD'S PIPIT N/OF SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK C/PK IN 1ST FIELD INLAND OF 1ST CONCRETE SEA DEFENCE AT SITE OF OLD HIDE BY FOOTPATH TO KENTHILL WOOD

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH 1/4ML W/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE 11:30 THEN FLEW W/

*2 1w GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 13:00+JACK SNIPE & SHORT-EARED OWL

*1w GREY PHALAROPE TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH BRIEFLY THEN FLEW W/.+8 SHORE LARK BTW TITCHWELL AND BRANCASTER ON BEACH

*16 SHORE LARK E/OF HOLKHAM GAP+SNOW BUNTING

*6 SHORE LARK TITCHWELL RSPB 16:00 E/OF BOARDWALK+15 SNOW BUNTING, 3 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL & HEN HARRIER

*4 POMARINE SKUA W/PAST TITCHWELL RSPB BY 12:50

*130 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD 08:50.

*40 WAXWING NORWICH IN ROUEN ROAD PAY+DISPLAY C/PK 08:50

*25 WAXWING NORWICH ON CONSTITUTION HILL/MAGDALEN ROAD AREA THO MOBILE

*15 WAXWING OVER HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH

*12 WAXWING REEPHAM ON MARRIOTT'S WAY CYCLE PATH 09:05

*7 WAXWING NORWICH OVER WHEATLEY ROAD 15:30

*2 WAXWING NORTHREPPS ON RECTORY ROAD+LAPLAND BUNTING E/OF NORTHREPPS ON HUNGRY HILL

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING HOLME NOA

*44 TWITE TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT SCULTHORPE MOORE NR

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER HOLME NOA AT E/END OF BROADWATER

*BARNACLE GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH 12:00 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

 

Friday 5th November 2010

Highlights today were a Waxwing just west of the Car Park, 4 Rock Pipits over, a male Stonechat and 2 Yellowhammers flying over calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w GLOSSY IBIS 2/3ML SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE N/OF A1101 ON FLOODS 10:00. PARK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN & VIEW FIELD OPPOSITE

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR 300YDS N/OF C/PK MID MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER HOLKHAM DUNES THIS MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SNETTISHAM RSPB BY S/HIDE ON BANK 13:00

*JUV DOTTEREL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH WITH GOLDEN PLOVER FLOCK BUT MOBILE +7 SHORELARKS ON BEACH E/OF PLATFORM & 43 TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH

NORFOLK

*1w GLOSSY IBIS 2/3ML SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE N/OF A1101 ON FLOODS 10:00. PARK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN & VIEW FIELD OPPOSITE

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR 300YDS N/OF C/PK MID MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER HOLKHAM DUNES THIS MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SNETTISHAM RSPB BY S/HIDE ON BANK 13:00

*JUV DOTTEREL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH WITH GOLDEN PLOVER FLOCK BUT MOBILE +7 SHORELARKS ON BEACH E/OF PLATFORM & 43 TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH

 

Thursday 4th November 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM  BIRDNET

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER 13:30 BLAKENEY HARBOUR 1/2ML N/OF C/PK FROM SEAWALL

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER TILL 09:40 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL THEN FLEW TWDS BLAKENEY & DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL

*1w GLOSSY IBIS 2/3ML SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE BY A1101 AT 12:40. PARK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN & VIEW FIELD OPPOSITE

*2 NORTHERN LONG-TAILED TITS E/OF NORTHREPPS ON HUNGRY HILL IN FALCON COTTAGE GARDEN 12:35 THEN FLEW SOUTH WITH 10 LONG-TAILED TITS

*2.1w GREY PHALAROPES CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 08:30

*104 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD 07:30

*12 WAXWINGS SHERINGHAM ON COOPER ROAD 12:10 THEN FLEW WEST

*7 SHORELARKS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH & 29 TWITE

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE ORMESBY BROAD & RED-CRESTED POCHARD

*VELVET SCOTER FILBY BROAD FROM BOARDWALK 11:10

 

Wednesday 3rd November 2010

Highlights today were 81 Common Scoter, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Green Woodpecker around the reserve, and 3 Rock Pipits flying over calling.

NORFOLK

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER 14:00 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL

*1w GLOSSY IBIS 14:00 2/3ML SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE BY A1101. PARK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN & VIEW FIELD OPPOSITE

*PALLAS'S WARBLER HICKLING BROAD NWT BY STUBB MILL VIEWPOINT MID A/NOON WITH TIT FLOCK

*2.1w GREY PHALAROPES CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE & 3 SHORELARKS

*SPOONBILL BLAKENEY HARBOUR 14:15

*100+WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD MID MRNG

*50+WAXWINGS COLTISHALL ON ORMESBY ROAD 15:10

*35+WAXWINGS NORWICH FLEW OVER ALL SAINTS GREEN / SURREY STREET TWDS MARSH BUILDING 09:10

*30 WAXWINGS NORWICH OVER PRINCE OF WALES ROAD 11:00

*20 WAXWINGS WEST SOMERTON AT STAITHE ROAD 08:15 BUT MOBILE

*17 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON TIMBER HILL AT ST.JOHN'S CHURCH

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS CLEY NWT N/OF NORTH HIDE & 40 SNOW BUNTINGS

*4 SHORELARKS CAISTER-ON-SEA ON BEACH +LAPLAND BUNTING & 10 SNOW BUNTINGS

*2 RED-NECKED GREBES BLAKENEY HARBOUR 14:25

*VELVET SCOTER FILBY BROAD FROM BOARDWALK 11:45

*JUV GARGANEY STIFFKEY FEN 14:30

 

Tuesday 2nd November 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER 14:13 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL BUT DISTANT. DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL ON NORTH SCRAPE 10:55 +2.1w GREY PHALAROPES, 4+LAPLAND BUNTINGS ON SHINGLE RIDGE & 60 SNOW BUNTINGS

*1w GLOSSY IBIS 2/3ML SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE BY A1101 AT 11:25. PARK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN & VIEW FIELD OPPOSITE

*CATTLE EGRET CLEY W/OF WEST BANK FLEW SW/OVER SALTMARSH 16:00

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS BURNHAM OVERY DUNES

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END FLEW E/PAST JOE JORDAN HIDE 10:55

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD ROYDON COMMON NWT AT N/END

*RICHARD'S PIPIT SIDESTRAND ON CLIFFTOP 11:15 THEN FLEW WEST

*63 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD

*10 WAXWINGS BLAKENEY AT THE PASTURES

*3 WAXWINGS WIVETON ON CHAPEL LANE 08:00 BUT MOBILE

*3 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH ON CAMDEN ROAD

*2 WAXWINGS SNETTISHAM RSPB AT S/END

*WAXWING KING'S LYNN IN HINCHINGBROOKE CLOSE 07:55

*VELVET SCOTER FILBY BROAD FROM BRIDGE

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE ORMESBY BROAD N/OF A149

 

Monday 1st November 2010

Highlights today were a Woodcock trapped and ringed, 9 Rock Pipits, 1 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Bearded Tits, a passage of over 10,000 Starlings, 14 Bramblings, 3 Siskins, and 8 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER MID A/NOON CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL & 2. 1w GREY PHALAROPES FROM NORTH HIDE

*1w GLOSSY IBIS 2/3ML SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE BY A1101. PARK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN & VIEW FIELD OPPOSITE

*PALLAS'S WARBLER 15:25 HOLKHAM PINES 80YDS W/OF CROSSTRACKS BRIEFLY

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT END OF BOARDWALK +SHORELARK OVER & HEN HARRIER

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE TILL 16:40 CLEY ON OLD WOMAN'S LANE THEN FLEW EAST & 2 WAXWINGS

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES HIDE

*2. 1w GREY PHALAROPES CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 07:50

*40 WAXWINGS 16:15 GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD THEN FLEW TWDS SOUTHTOWN ROAD

*6 WAXWINGS KING'S LYNN ON HINCHINGBROOK ROAD

*5 WAXWINGS BANHAM AT CAR BOOT SALE 07:00 TM.059.873

*WAXWING NORWICH NEAR WATERLOO PARK ON CLARE CLOSE 14:30

*WAXWING HAPPISBURGH AT CORONATION CLOSE 09:30

*2 POMARINE SKUAS OFF HOLKHAM GAP +LAPLAND BUNTING OVER & RED-NECKED GREBE

*7 SHORELARKS KELLING HARD FLEW W/ALONG SHINGLE RIDGE 09:50 & ARCTIC TERN OFFSHORE

*3 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT BTW EAST BANK & NORTH HIDE ON SHINGLE RIDGE 10:20

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS CLEY NWT BTW COASTGUARDS & NORTH HIDE ON SHINGLE RIDGE & 30 SNOW BUNTINGS

*BLACK BRANT STIFFKEY N/OF CAMPSITE WOOD ON SALTMARSH 13:00

*FEM VELVET SCOTER FILBY BROAD

*LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB +WATER PIPIT & 30 TWITE

*MALE BLACK REDSTART SEA PALLING ON GREEN PORTAKABIN 10:00

*MALE BLACK REDSTART HORSEY WINDMILL 15:00

*3 AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS CAISTOR ST.EDMUND S/OF ROMAN FORT IN FIELD 07:20

Sunday 31st October 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 5 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Gannets and a Great Skua west. Also of note were a Water Rail, 20 Rock Pipits, 1 Grey and 3 Pied Wagtails, 2 Stonechats, 16 Fieldfares, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 26 Bearded Tits, 55 Long-tailed Tits, 5 Tree Sparrows east, 62 Bramblings, 36 Siskins, 4 Bullfinches, 3 Lapland Buntings, 30 Snow Buntings,  and 1 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NORTHERN LONG-TAILED TIT STIFFKEY CAMPSITE WOOD AT W/END BRIEFLY 13:10 THEN FLEW W/

*PROB NORTHERN LONG-TAILED TIT OVER BLAKENEY POINT 12:30

*GLOSSY IBIS SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE JUST N/OF A1101 IN FIELD NEXT TO 100 FOOT DRAIN 12:00.PK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF 100 FOOT DRAIN & VIEW FIELD N/OF A1101.PK SENSIBLY

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER N/OF BLAKENEY HARBOUR C/PK WITH GOLDEN PLOVERS 09:10

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL FROM AVOCET HIDE 13:20

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES HIDE 15:00

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES E/OF BOARDWALK

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM NNR OVER WASHINGTON HIDE AND MEAL'S HOUSE 12:22

*FERRUGINOUS DUCK ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD IS A HYBRID

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOPTON-ON-SEA ALONG WARREN LANE 11:45

*2 1w GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON W/SIDE OF BILLY'S WASH+c40 SNOW BUNTING & 2 WATER PIPIT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*11 SHORE LARK TITCHWELL RSPB+RED-NECKED GREBE, SLAVONIAN GREBE, BLACK-THROATED DIVER & MED GULL

*2 SHORE LARK SALTHOUSE ON BEACH W/OF C/PK

*SHORE LARK SEA PALLING IN OVERFLOW C/PK 14:00

*SPOONBILL CLEY ON ARNOLD'S MARSH NT 09:00

*50 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD 10:50

*29 WAXWING NORWICH ON DEREHAM ROAD BEHIND KFC 14:45 

*c15 WAXWING NORWICH ON ST.BENEDICT'S STREET BY ST.MARGARET'S CHURCH 14:36

*10+ WAXWING BANHAM IN TREES AT CAR BOOT SALE 09:00

*7 WAXWING HOLT BY BYPASS N/OF GROVE LANE 16:15 

*WAXWING STIFFKEY MIDWAY ALONG TRACK TO CAMPSITE C/PK 10:30

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING HOLME+30 SNOW BUNTING, BONXIE & LESSER WHITETHROAT

*20 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+30 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE & 11 RUFF

*7 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE HOLKHAM NNR FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE

*VELVET SCOTER FILBY BROAD

*DRK LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB OFFSHORE+33 TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH

*PURPLE SANDPIPER 400YDS W/OF TITCHWELL

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER BURGH CASTLE ON RIVER YARE

 

Saturday 30th October 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 2 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 163 Common Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 14 Gannets and a Grey Phalarope west. Also of note were 14 Rock Pipits over, 3 Waxwings (2 near the NOA car park and 1 flying over the reserve), 3 Stonechats around the grazing marsh, 40 Fieldfares, 26 Redwings, a Lesser Whitethroat was still present, 15+ Bearded Tits were around the Broadwater, 12 Siskins, 3 Lapland Buntings, 30 Snow Buntings, and 3 Redpolls.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALBATROSS SP. W/PAST SALTHOUSE C13:52. SEEN BY MULTIPLE OBSERVERS

*1w GLOSSY IBIS SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE JUST N/OF A1101 IN FIELD E/OF FLOOD LATE A/NOON.PK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN & VIEW FIELD N/OF A1101.PK SENSIBLY +2 SHORT-EARED OWL

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR 1/2ML N/OF C/PK 15:58

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 14:15

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK RPTD ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD. 

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 11:40 OVER FIELD E/OF BOARDWALK.

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD FLITCHAM AT ABBEY FARM BY POLYTUNNEL BY BEND NEAR HIDE 12:46

*IMM GLAUCOUS GULL CLEY NWT PAST BEACH C/PK 15:20

*1w GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 16:00

*GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT FLEW W/PAST BEACH C/PK 09:21+21 SNOW BUNTING

*GREY PHALAROPE SALTHOUSE W/PAST BEACH C/PK 09:25

*GREY PHALAROPE HOLME W/PAST GORE POINT 14:56+3 LAP BUNTS OVER W/IN 1.5HRS

*6 SHORE LARK BLAKENEY POINT NEAR HIDE

*50 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD

*15 WAXWING NORWICH ON CARTON ROAD 15:15

*5 WAXWING NORWICH AT NEW CATTON AT CLARE CLOSE/WATERLOO ROAD JUNCTION THIS A/NOON

*WAXWING NORWICH OVER THE AVENUES/COLLEGE ROAD 13:40

*WAXWING OVER TITCHWELL RSPB+2 SNOW BUNTING, 32 TWITE & 2 RED-NECKED GREBE

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER E/OVER BLAKENEY QUAY 10:10

*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB+SLAVONIAN GREBE, WATER PIPIT, TWITE & BLACK-THROATED DIVER

*VELVET SCOTER FILBY BROAD

*30+ SNOW BUNTING CLEY NWT BY NORTH HIDE

*SNOW BUNTING NEAR NORWICH OVER THORPE STATION MARSHES

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER BURGH CASTLE ON RIVER

 

Friday 29th October 2010

Seawatching today produced a female Long-taled Duck west, 180 Common Scoter, a female Red-breasted Merganser east, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver on the sea, 4 Great Crested Grebes, and 9 Gannets. Also of note were a Black-tailed Godwit on the grazing marsh, a Stonechat near the Broadwater, and 40 Snow Buntings along the beach. A Black Rustic and a Blair's Shoulder-knot were in the moth traps.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GLOSSY IBIS TILL 17:20 SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE JUST N/OF A1101 IN FIELD E/OF FLOOD THEN FLEW N/.PK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN & VIEW FIELD N/OF A1101.PK SENSIBLY

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 13:30+DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL.

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE MID-MRNG

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 16:30 BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES VIEWED S/FROM DUNES FEEDING ON A RABBIT

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD FLITCHAM IN FIELD E/OF ABBEY FARM HIDE AT 16:00

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WELLS OVER CARAVAN SITE 14:45 THEN FLEW OVER A149

*2 GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT 16:00 ON NORTH SCRAPE+15 SNOW BUNTING ON SHINGLE RIDGE

*42 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD 10:49  

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING HUNSTANTON BY LIGHTHOUSE

*40 SNOW BUNTING HOLME DUNES NWT+LONG-TAILED DUCK & BLACK-THROATED DIVER

*JUV OSPREY HILGAY OVER RIVER WISSEY 12:15

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+SLAVONIAN GREBE & 2 LONG-TAILED DUCK . RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER OVER BRACKISH MARSH+25 TWITE

*SHORT-EARED OWL HOLME DUNES NWT

*FEM RING OUZEL WALSEY HILLS NOA 14:20 BRIEFLY 

 

Thursday 28th October 2010

Highlights today were 2 Whooper Swans, 2 Pintail, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Goosander, and 40 Snow Buntings on the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR VIEWABLE FROM PATH TO BEACH AT 15:50 WITH GOLDEN PLOVERS

*GLOSSY IBIS 15:50 SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE JUST N/OF A1101 IN FIELD E/OF FLOOD.PK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN & VIEW FIELD N/OF A1101.PK SENSIBLY

*GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL THIS EVNG+JUV SPOONBILL ON NORTH SCRAPE

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT MIDDAY

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WARHAM GREENS FLEW TO EAST HILLS AT 14:00+SHORT-EARED OWL & MERLIN

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD FLITCHAM IN FIELD E/OF ABBEY FARM HIDE AT 11:35 

*2 1w GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE LATE MRNG

*16 WAXWING 11:15 NORWICH IN NEW CATTON ON TEMPLE ROAD & CLARE CLOSE

*62 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD AT 16:15

*20 WAXWING NORWICH AT COLNEY AT JOHN INNES CENTRE IN C/PK AT 11:15

*10 WAXWING BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE EARLY MRNG ONLY

*2 RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+SLAVONIAN GREBE, 2DRK  LONG-TAILED DUCK, VELVET SCOTER & 2 BEWICK'S SWAN . WATER PIPIT ON FRESHMARSH+26 TWITE

*20 SNOW BUNTING CLEY NWT BY NORTH HIDE

*28+ WAXWING SW/OF GREAT YARMOUTH OFF SOUTHDOWN ROAD EARLY A/NOON

*9 WAXWING WELLS W/ALONG EAST QUAY AT 12:55

*51 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD AT 14:40 BUT MOBILE

*10 WAXWING BARROW ON BRAMBLES CLOSE AT 13:25

*3 WAXWING SW/OVER STOW BARDOLPH AT 15:37  TF628.059

*30+ WAXWING SANDRINGHAM CARAVAN CLUB SITE

Wednesday 27th October 2010

At least 14 Waxwings were around the village with 6 along Peddars Way early morning and 8 near the toilet block at the top of Beach Road. At least 8 Redpoll sp flew over calling and 2 Siskins were also noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GLOSSY IBIS 16:00 SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE JUST N/OF A1101 IN FIELD E/OF FLOOD SHOWING WELL.PK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN & VIEW FIELD N/OF A1101.PK SENSIBLY

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER 14:30 BLAKENEY HARBOUR VIEWABLE FROM C/PK N/OF HARBOUR BY 5-BAR GATE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES AT 15:10 IN FIELD S/OF A149 VIEWABLE FROM ROAD TO BURNHAM THORPE

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES, VIEWED FROM W/END OF HOLKHAM PINED AT 15:21

*2 WAXWING THORPE ST.ANDREW AT JUNCTION OF DUSSINGDALE DRIVE & CAVALIER CLOSE AT 14:00

*21 WAXWING 14:35 GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD

*2 1w GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 09:15

*31 WAXWING FAKENHAM FLEW SW/OVER MORRISON'S AT 10:25

*BONXIE SNETTISHAM RSPB AT 10:20

*4 WAXWING PORINGLAND ON ST.MARY'S ROAD AT 09:10

*8 WAXWING HOLME AT AT END OF BEACH ROAD BY TOILET BLOCK THEN FLEW OFF

*13 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD AT 10:10 BUT MOBILE

*8 WAXWING E/OF MORSTON BY A149 AT 11:45

*16  WAXWING NORWICH ON TEMPLE ROAD AT 16:15

*7 WAXWING OVER TITCHWEL RSPB+2 WATER PIPIT & JACK SNIPE . SLAVONIAN GREBE OFFSHORE+RED-NECKED GREBE,GREAT NORTHER DIVER & 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

*32 WAXWING NORWICH AT UEA BROAD THIS MRNG

*7 WAXWING DOCKING ON CHOSELEY ROAD

*16 WAXWING NORWICH IN NEW CATTON ON CLARE CLOSE 16:55

*30 SNOW BUNTING HOLME ON BEACH BY END OF FOOTPATH ACROSS GOLF COURSE DRK LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF GORE POINT+SHORT-EARED OWL

*SHORT-EARED OWL CANTLEY BEET FACTORY THIS EVNG+36 RUFF & 270 SNIPE

 

Tuesday 26th October 2010

Seawatching highlights today were 7 Eider, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 17 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated and 1 Black-throated Diver, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Gannets, and a Peregrine. Three Waxwings were near the toilet block at the top of the approach road, and 20 Fieldfares were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GLOSSY IBIS 17:00 SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE JUST N/OF A1101 IN FIELD E/OF FLOOD.PK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD AT 10:20 WITH c1,200 GOLDEN PLOVERS

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL 16:40 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL +AD MED GULL & GREY PHALAROPE ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE W/OF MARTHAM AT REPPS MILL+3 LAPLAND BUNTING

*LITTLE AUK CLEY NWT ON SEA OFF N/END OF EAST BANK THEN FLEW W/+RED-NECKED GREBE .LITTLE AUK OFF CLEY COASTGUARDS AT 08:30+5 LITTLE AUKS W/AT C07:30

*18 WAXWING CLEY NWT W/OVER EAST BANK AT 08:40

*5 WAXWING COSTESSEY IN GARDEN ON NORWICH ROAD

*33 WAXWING 14:03 GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF PASTEUR ROAD

*4 WAXWING 09:15 HOLT AT CHARLES ROAD

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES+10 SNOW BUNTING

*2 WAXWING SEAHOUSES ON N/SIDE OF KINGS VIEW MID A/NOON

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB+VELVET SCOTER & 22 TWITE

 

Monday 25th October 2010

Seawatching produced 115 Brent Geese, 87 Shelduck, 8 Eider, 19 Common Scoter, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Red-throated and 1 Black-throated Diver, a Red-necked and a Slavonian Grebe, 7 Gannets, 9 Pom Skuas, 7 Great Skuas, 5 Little Gulls, 1 Guillemot and 3 Little Auks. Other birds of note included 22 Waxwings which were in the car park area all afternoon, a Shorelark seen on the beach north of the Golf Course, 22 Rock Pipits over, a single Grey Wagtail west,  60 Fieldfares, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Stonechat, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Bearded Tits, over 11,000 Starlings moving west, 6 Siskins, 2 Lapland Buntings flying over, and 18 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER 15:25 BLAKENEY HARBOUR c1/2ML N/OF PARKING AREA WITH c1,000 GOLDEN PLOVERS

*GLOSSY IBIS MID A/NOON SE/OF WELNEY VILLAGE JUST N/OF A1101 IN FIELD E/OF FLOOD.PK BY CATTLE PENS JUST W/OF HUNDRED FOOT DRAIN

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 15:40 MARTHAM IN FIELD BY JUNCTION OF HEATH ROAD & MILL LANE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WARHAM GREENS E/OF MIDDLE TRACK AT 11:30

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER WEYBOURNE CLIFFS AT 16:30

WAXWING WEYBOURNE ON HOLT ROAD AT 15:25

*11 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH AT SOUTHTOWN OFF WOLSELEY ROAD AT 14:40

*10+WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH ON ROOF AT PASTEUR ROAD NEAR HAVEN BRIDGE AT 13:00

*LAPLAND BUNTING NW/OVER GREAT YARMOUTH CEMY AT 09:40+WAXWING N/AT 09:30 & FIRECREST IN NW/CORNER OF ST.NICHOLAS'S CHURCHYARD

*9 SHORE LARK GREAT YARMOUTH NORTH BEACH+LITTLE AUK PAST

*4 WAXWING 16:25 GORLESTON-ON-SEA AT BEACON PARK THEN FLEW TO ESTATE

*9 POMARINE SKUA PAST HOLME NOA+7 BONXIE, 3 LITTLE AUK, BLACK-THROATED DIVER, RED-NECKED GREBE, SLAVONIAN GREBE, 5 LITTLE GULL & 2 LAPLAND BUNTING ALSO SPOONBILL E/ & SHORT-EARED OWL AT W/END OF DUNES

*SHORE LARK HOLME ON BEACH JUST N/OF GOLF COURSE AT 08:00+20+ SNOW BUNTING

*22 WAXWING W/OVER HOLME NWT

*5 WAXWING HOLME AT END OF BEACH ROAD BY TOILET BLOCK

*6 SHORE LARK E/OF HOLKHAM GAP+12 SNOW BUNTING

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES 200YDS W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE IN IVY COVERSED PINE S/OF MAIN TRACK+WAXWING BRIEFLY BY LADY ANN'S DRIVE AT 09:00

*8 WAXWING SHERINGHAM FLEW TOWARDS GARDENS NEAR THE LEES

*1w GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH AT 15:25

*5 LITTLE AUKS W/PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK BY 08:30+8 POMARINE SKUA

*3 SHORE LARK CLEY W/OF BEACH C/PK+10 LITTLE AUK PAST W/ BY 09:00

*6 WAXWING SSE/OF CLEY  BY NEWGATE FARM AT 16:14

*3 WAXWING CLEY 75YDS ALONG CHURCH LANE FROM VILLAGE HALL IN GARDENS AT 15:30

*2 LITTLE AUK N/PAST WINTERTON EARLY MRNG

*20 WAXWING W/OF BLAKENEY IN GARDENS BY A149 BUT MOBILE

*2 LITTLE AUK N/PAST WINTERTON EARLY MRNG

*NORTHERN BULLFINCH WEYBOURNE RINGED AT WEYBORNE CAMP THIS MRNG & AROUND SCRAPE AT 13:00

*8 WAXWING WELLS AT W/END OF THE DELL THEN FLEW ALONG MAIN PATH

*10 LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE IN CLIFFTOP FIELDS SE/OF COASTGUARDS COTTAGES AT 16:20

*2 LITTLE AUK TITCHWELL RSPB ON SEA +55 WAXWING THRU W/

*JUV SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH LATE MRNG+21 TWITE, SHORT-EARED OWL & 6 SPOTTED REDSHANK .RED-NECKED GREBE.GREAT NORTHERN DIVER & LONG-TAILED DUCK OFFSHORE

*LITTLE AUK W/PAST TITCHWELL RSPB

*LITTLE AUK TITCHWELL RSPB ON SEA MID MRNG SHOWING WELL

*15 WAXWING SNETTISHAM RSPB BY CARAVAN PARK ENTRANCE 100YDS FROM INFORMATION OFFICE

*26 WAXWING BURNHAM NORTON BY PATH 200YDS E/OF PARISH C/PK AT 15:00

*10 SNOW BUNTING WINTERTON DUNES NNR ON EDGE COF DUNES NEAR SEAL COLONY

*3 COMMON CRANE DEREHAM W/OVER A47/A1075 JUNCTION AT 08:45

*WAXWING W/OVER BLYTH . GREAT NORTHERN DIVER PAST SNAB POINT . SLAVONIAN GREBE DRURIDGE POOLS

 

Sunday 24th October 2010

At Holme NOA today highlights were up to 20 Waxwings including a flock of 11 which settled on brambles south of the Broadwater briefly before flying off west. Seawatching included 890 Kittiwakes, 6 Little Gulls, 2 Arctic Terns west, 5 Great Skuas west, 4 Pom Skuas west, 1 Arctic Skua, 8 Eider, 38 Gannets, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Velvet Scoter, and 2 Short-eared Owls west.  Around the Observatory 4+ Redpoll sp, 6 Siskins, and 8 Bramblings were of note. A Tawny Owl was out in the open mid afternoon before flying off west. At least 6 Rock Pipits flew over calling.

 

Saturday 23rd October 2010

At Holme NOA today highlights were 2,000+ Pink-feet, a Long-tailed Duck and 2 Red-throated DIvers on the sea, a female Merlin low over the east bank, 35 Golden Plover over west, 3 Rock Pipits, at least 2 Waxwings in the pines briefly, 40+ Fieldfares, a Lesser Whitethroat and 10 Siskins.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR WITH GOLDEN PLOVER TIL 11:40 THEN FLEW INLAND

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES VIEWABLE FROM A149 IN BUSH THO DISTANT 11:19

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE BURNHAM THORPE ON BACK LANE C16:45

*BLACK BRANT WELLS IN HARBOUR WITH BRENT GEESE+WHINCHAT & MEALY REDPOLL IN WELLS WOOD

*1+ YELLOW-BR.WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES 200YDS W/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE IN IVY COLOURED PINE S/OF PATH

*7 WAXWING OVER GORLESTON TOWARDS BEACON PARK

*2 WAXWING HOLME NWT IN PINES BRIEFLY+LONG-TAILED DUCK & FEM MERLIN

*2 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT FLEW E/PAST N/END OF EAST BANK+2 SNOW BUNTING & 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER

*MEALY REDPOLL WELLS WOOD IN SILVER BIRCHES

*OSPREY HILGAY OVER DENT'S FISHING PITS 10:35

 

Friday 22nd October 2010

Highlights today were 9 Black-tailed Godwits in Thornham Channel, 15 Rock Pipits over, 48 Waxwings (30 near the toilet block at the end of beach road and 18 near Flaxley House along the approach road), 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Bramblings over and 5+ Lapland Buntings on fields south of Thornham Bank.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH N/OF SEAWALL AT 15:20 WITH 1,000 GOLDEN PLOVERS

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CLEY NWT OVER RESERVE AT 14:12

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 14:25 BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES ON POST+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER CLEY NWT AT 09:30

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD STIFFKEY ON SALTMARSH OFF CAMPSITE WOODS AT 16:45 THEN FLEW INLAND

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SEA PALLING N/OF WAXHAM BY DUNES AT 10:15 THEN FLEW NW/

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER BLAKENEY BETWEEN 14:20 & 14:35

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BREYDON WATER NORTH WALL BETWEEN 13:30 & 16:45

*POSS SNOW GOOSE HOLME FLEW TOWARDS DOCKING

*PROB ECL DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL THIS A/NOON

*15+ WAXWING W/OVER BURNHAM OVERY AT 11:30

*c7 SHORE LARK CLEY E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK+c30 SNOW BUNTING

*SHORE LARK WINTERTON NORTH DUNES BY HIGHEST DUNE

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 10:20 HOLKHAM PINES 200YDS W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE & S/OF MAIN TRACK BUT NO SIGN OF RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER

*1w GREY PHALAROPE 12:10 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+15 SNOW BUNTING ON SHINGLE RIDGE BEHIND NORTH HIDE

*35 WAXWING W/THRU TITCHWELL RSPB THIS MRNG+6 SNOW BUNTING ON BRACKISH MARSH

*SHORE LARK TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH EARLY A/NOON+6 SNOW BUNTING & 11 TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH ALSO RED-NECKED GREBE OFFSHORE

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER STIFFKEY OVER SALTMARSH T 11:30+MERLIN

 

Thursday 21st October 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were a female Eider on the beach, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers west, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebes, a Tern sp west and a Peregrine along the beach. 5 Waxwings flew west along the dunes. 6+ Lapland Buntings were in the fields south of Thornham Bank early afternoon, and at least 8 Rock Pipits were around Thornham Harbour. A single Fieldfare, a Lesser Whitethroat, 5+ Bearded Tits, 5 Bramblings and 8 Siskins were of interest around the reserve.

NORFOLK

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER 15:15 HOLKHAM PINES 200YDS W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE IN 1st IVY COVERED PINE S/OF MAIN TRACK+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE THIS MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER WELLS AT 11:35

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 13:15 BURNHAM OVERY DUNES MIDWAY BETWEEN FOOTPATH & W/END OF HOLKHAM PINES

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER STIFFKEY AT 10:30

*2 SHORE LARK BETWEEN SALTHOUSE & CLEY EAST BANK ALONG SHINGLE RIDGE +LAPLAND BUNTING & 15 SNOW BUNTING

*21 WAXWING HOLT N/OVER GREENWAYS AT 17:00

*6 WAXWING HOLT OVER ELSDEN CLOSE AT 16:05

*33 WAXWING HOLME NEAR END OF BEACH ROAD BY TOILET BLOCK AT 16:00

*1w GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 07:45

*21 WAXWING TILL 09:20 TITCHWELL BY A149 IN GARDEN AT IN FOCUS THEN FLEW W/

*WAXWING NORWICH ON CITY ROAD NEAR NEW LAKENHAM PARK

*15 WAXWING CLEY  W/ALONG A149 AT 10:15

*5 WAXWING W/OVER HOLME NWT

*6+LAPLAND BUNTING IN FIELDS S/OF THORNHAM BANK EARLY A/NOON

*WAXWING HOLT BYPASS ON LAMPOST AT HEMPSTEAD JUNCTION AT 15:45

*28 WAXWING TITCHWELL RSPB+9 TWITE & WOODLARK

*2 AD BLACK BRANT WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD ON FOOTBALL PITCH AT 16:45 WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*2  BARNACLE GOOSE BURNHAM OVERY AT 15:00 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*2 WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 14:30

 

Wednesday 20th October 2010

Highlights today were on the sea and included 20 Common Scoter, 6+ Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 30 Gannets, 1 Grey Phalarope west, 11 Pomarine Skua, 9 Great Skuas, and 200+ Kittiwakes. Also of note were a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps, 7 Bearded Tits, 15 Bramblings, 12 Siskins and a Mealy Redpoll trapped and ringed.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER 17:25 JUST S/OF MORSTON WITH GOLDEN PLOVERS BUT MOBILE

*ORTOLAN BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB W/OF MAIN PATH NEAR NEW HIDE BRIEFLY AT c17:30

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER MIDDAY WELNEY WWT+LITTLE STINT

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER 12:30 HOLKHAM PINES 200YDS W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE IN 2 IVY-COVERED PINES S/OF MAIN TRACK+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER

*GREY PHALAROPE PAST HOLME+11 POMARINE SKUA, 9 BONXIE & MEALY REDPOLL TRAPPED & RINGED

*4 WAXWING TITCHWELL RSPB AT 11:55+WATER PIPIT ON BRACKISH MARSH

*3 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES BETWEEN LADY ANN'S DRIVE & WASHINGTON HIDE

*30+ POM SKUA RPTD PAST SHERINGHAM BBETWEEN 07:00 & 11:00+ARCTIC SKUA, 12+ BONXIE, RED-NECKED GREBE, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCK, SOOTY SHEARWATER & VELVET SCOTER

*12 POMARINE SKUA PAST CLEY NWT BY EARLY A/NOON+2 ARCTIC SKUA & 5 BONXIE

*WAXWING DERSINGHAM IN APPLE TREE OPPOSITE POST OFFICE LATE A/NOON

*1w GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH AT 09:20

*WAXWING LANGHAM IN TREES ON ST.MARY'S LANE

*LAPLAND BUNTING JUST W/OF KELLING HARD +7 SNOW BUNTING

 

Tuesday 19th October 2010

A quieter day, however a Great Grey Shrike was seen briefly early morning with a Green Woodpecker, a male Stonechat, a Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Blackcaps, 25 Bramblings, and 18 Siskins also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER & PALLAS'S WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES 200YDS W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE IN 2 IVY-COVERED PINES S/OF MAIN TRACK +2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS & 3 WAXWINGS FLEW EAST

*PALLAS'S WARBLER 13:00 WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES OPP HERMANUS HOLIDAY CAMP

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD ROYDON COMMON NT MID A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SALTHOUSE FLEW E/PAST DUN COW PUB 12:25

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE HOLME NOA BY OBS 09:10

*RICHARD'S PIPIT GORLESTON AT BEACON PARK 10:00 ONLY

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT

*NO SIGN RICHARD'S PIPIT BTW HAPPISBURGH & CART GAP BUT 29+LAPLAND BUNTINGS IN STUBBLE FIELD & 7 SHORELARKS ON BEACH S/OF HAPPISBURGH

*LITTLE AUK CLEY W/PAST BEACH C/PK 14:10

*1w GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT FROM NORTH HIDE

*11 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT N/OF NORTH HIDE 11:30 & GREY PHALAROPE FLEW WEST

*LAPLAND BUNTING KELLING HARD THIS A/NOON BUT MOBILE

*5 COMMON CRANES WAXHAM AT BROGRAVE FARM

 

Monday 18th October 2010

There was no further sign of the Red-flanked Blutail on the NWT reserve today. At the Observatory a Great Grey Shrike was seen briefly along the east bank early morning, and 5 Waxwings flew east near the NOA Car Park. Sea-watching highlights today were 2 Eider, 13 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe, and 1 Gannet. A Short-eared Owl, 1 Green and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 26 Skylarks, 38 Meadow Pipits, 5 Rock Pipits, 3 Grey Wagtails, 1 Stonechat, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Blackcaps, 1 Willow Warbler, 12 Bearded Tits, 1 Jay, 12,500 Starlings, 1,100 Chaffinches, 64 Bramblings, 48 Siskins, 40+ Lapland Buntings, 15 Snow Buntings and 7 Redpolls were also seen. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER HOLKHAM PARK 12:30 +RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER HOLKHAM PINES 300YDS W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE IN 1st IVY-COVERED PINE S/OF MAIN TRACK & PALLAS'S WARBLER BRIEFLY & YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER GORLESTON 10:20

*PALLAS'S WARBLER WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES OPP HERMANUS HOLIDAY CAMP

*RICHARD'S PIPIT 15:30 BTW HAPPISBURGH & CART GAP ON CLIFFTOP SHOWING WELL

*RICHARD'S PIPIT CLEY ON S/SIDE OF CHICKEN PLANTATION 11:20 THEN FLEW SW & RICHARD'S PIPIT W/OVER WALSEY HILLS 12:25

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE HOLME NOA THEN FLEW SOUTH & 5 WAXWINGS BRIEFLY

*NO SIGN RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL HOLME NWT

NORFOLK

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER HOLKHAM PARK 12:30 +RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER HOLKHAM PINES 300YDS W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE IN 1st IVY-COVERED PINE S/OF MAIN TRACK & PALLAS'S WARBLER BRIEFLY & YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER GORLESTON 10:20

*PALLAS'S WARBLER WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES OPP HERMANUS HOLIDAY CAMP

*RICHARD'S PIPIT 15:30 BTW HAPPISBURGH & CART GAP ON CLIFFTOP SHOWING WELL

*RICHARD'S PIPIT CLEY ON S/SIDE OF CHICKEN PLANTATION 11:20 THEN FLEW SW & RICHARD'S PIPIT W/OVER WALSEY HILLS 12:25

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE HOLME NOA THEN FLEW SOUTH & 5 WAXWINGS BRIEFLY

*NO SIGN RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL HOLME NWT

 

Sunday 17th October 2010

Highlights today were a Red-flanked Bluetail on the NWT reserve 1/3 of a mile west of the NWT visitors' centre. Also of note were a Great Grey Shrike seen in the morning in the dunes on the NWT reserve, on the sea 3 Barnacle Geese west, 21 Eiders, 280 Common Scoters, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Cresated Grebes, 12 Gannets, 1 Arctic and 1 Great Skua, 1 Kittiwake and a single Razorbill. Of interest around the reserve were 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Barn Owls, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 127 Meadow Pipits, 5 Rock Pipits, 1 Grey Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtails, 1 Black Redstart at the west end of the pines, 1 Stonechat on the grazing marsh, a single Wheatear, 67 Blackbirds, 9 Fieldfares, 18 Song Thrushes, 327 Redwings, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcaps, 150+ Goldcrests, 10 Bearded Tits, 6790 Starlings west, 43 Bramblings, 39 Siskins, 35 Snow Buntings, 18 Redpoll sp including 1 Mealy, and 2 Spoonbills flying west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL 16:50 HOLME NWT SHOWING ON+OFF & 4 SHORELARKS FLEW SOUTH

*PALLAS'S WARBLER WARHAM GREENS NEAR WHIRLIGIG THIS A/NOON & LAPLAND BUNTING OVER

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER 14:55 HOLKHAM PINES 300YDS W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE IN IVY-COVERED TREE

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE HOLME NWT THIS MRNG & 2 SPOONBILLS OVER

*FEM MONTAGU'S HARRIER WARHAM GREENS FLEW INLAND

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 17:25 WEYBOURNE AT MUCKELBURGH COLLECTION 100YDS ALONG PATH ON RIGHT FROM KISSING GATE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER SALTHOUSE IN GARDEN 16:45 BUT MOBILE & HAWFINCH OVER 16:55

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOOD 500YDS W/OF THE DELL BY MAIN TRACK

*1w GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH 09:17 SHOWING WELL

*GREY PHALAROPE SALTHOUSE OFF BEACH 10:05 THEN FLEW EAST

*GREY PHALAROPE 13:10 KELLING WATER MEADOWS

*LITTLE AUK OFF CLEY 400YDS W/OF COASTGUARDS 13:35

*LITTLE AUK W/PAST BLAKENEY POINT 16:20

*3 WAXWINGS BTW BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE & DUNES FROM SEAWALL BUT MOBILE

*WAXWING BLAKENEY ON LANGHAM ROAD IN GARDEN 08:45

*5 LAPLAND BUNTINGS CLEY FLEW W/OVER BEACH C/PK 08:00

*3 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE AT END OF EAST BANK 15:55

*4 SPOONBILLS BREYDON WATER ON N/SIDE EARLY A/NOON

*2 SNOW BUNTINGS CLEY BY BEACH C/PK ON POOL

*2 BLACK-THROATED DIVERS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB 16:00 & 2 VELVET SCOTERS

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER 17:00 BURGH CASTLE & 5 BEWICK'S SWANS 

 

Saturday 16th October 2010

Seawatching highlights today were 34 Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Leach's Petrel west, 42 Gannets, 5 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas, 2 Sabine's Gulls west, 98 Kittiwakes, and 228 Razorbills. Other birds of note included a Swallow, 16 Rock Pipits, 1 Waxwing over, 10 Fieldfares, 40 Song Thrushes, 1800 Redwings, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Blackcaps, 1 Chiffchaff, 20+ Bearded Tits, 1 Jay, 170 Bramblings, 60 Siskins, 2 Snow Buntings and 37 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PALLAS'S WARBLER WARHAM GREENS ALONG MIDDLE TRACK LATE A/NOON+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER.

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE HOPTON-ON-SEA FLEW IN OFF SEA AT 13:55

*NO SIGN OF GREAT WHITE EGRET STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*2 SABINE'S GULL ON THE SEA PAST HOLME N.O.A. BY 08:50+LEACH'S PETREL & ARCTIC SKUA  AND GOOD NUMBERS OF AUKS+KITTIWAKES

*PROB GREY PHALAROPE PAST SHERINGHAM BY 11:30+LITTLE AUK, BALEARIC SHEARWATER, 11 POMARINE SKUA, 2 SOOTY SHEARWATER, 8 VELVET SCOTER, 9 BONXIE & SHORT-EARED OWL

*GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT 17:15 ON MARSH VIEWABLE FROM NORTH HIDE

*2 LITTLE AUK PAST CLEY NWT BY 09:30+LONG-TAILED SKUA, 14 POMARINE SKUA, 2 BONXIE, 15 VELVET SCOTER & SHORT-EARED OWL

*LITTLE AUK CLEY NWT ON SEA OFF N/END OF EAST BANK

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER CROMER 100YDS E/OF THE END OF SANDY LANE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS ALONG W/MOST TRACK

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY IN N/SECTION+FIRECREST

*WAXWING W/OVER BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 09:30+2 LAPLAND BUNTING, 2 RING OUZEL & 5 POMARINE SKUA PAST ON THE SEA

*WAXWING BURNHAM OVERY DUNES OVER S/AT 12:30+HAWFINCH OVER E/

*SHORE LARK CLEY NWT AT E/END OF ARNOLD'S MARSH 14:55+2 LAPLAND BUNTING

*POMARINE SKUA BURGH CASTLE ON FLATS

*25 LAPLAND BUNTING HOLME NWT SW/OF VISITOR CENTRE+10 SNOW BUNTING

*11 LAPLAND BUNTING E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB IN ROOST.

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER SURLINGHAM CHURCH MARSH RSPB

*LONG-EARED OWL IN OFF AT BURNHAM OVERY+SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER BURGH CASTLE AT CONFERENCE OF WAVENEY/YARE OPP.RUINED BUILDING

*2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD WHITLINGHAM C.P. AT W/END OF LITTLE BROAD

 

Friday 15th October 2010

At Holme NOA today highlights were a Greenshank, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 37 Skylarks, 48 Meadow Pipits, 26 Rock Pipits, 2 Grey Wagtails, 1 Pied Wagtail, a male Redstart, 4 Fieldfares, 157 Redwings, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 60+ Goldcrests, 4 Bearded Tits, 15 Long-tailed Tits, 65 Chaffinches, 78 Bramblings, 60 Siskins, 1 Yellowhammer and a single Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF LITTLE BUNTING BETWEEN MORSTON & STIFFKEY FEN BY 16:20

*PALLAS'S WARBLER 15:00 WARHAM GREENS ALONG MIDDLE TRACK IN 3rd OAK N/OF A149+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER IN PIT AT N/END

*PALLAS'S WARBLER 14:55 WAXHAM IN SE/CORNER OF SHANGRI-LA GARDEN

*POSS 1s DRK KING EIDER RPTD W/PAST SHERINGHAM AT c09:05

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT FROM BUXTON HIDE+2 CURLEW SANDPIPER FROM MAIN OBSERVATORY

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF RED-THROATED PIPIT STIFFKEY INLAND OF GORSE STRIP IN LARGE GRASS FIELD BY 16:20

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE HOLME NWT IN PINES AT 14:30

*14+POMARINE SKUA E/PAST CLEY THIS EVNG+SOOTY SHEARWATER & 3DRK  VELVET SCOTER

*1+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH CEMY IN NORTH SECTION THEN FLEW TO SOUTH SECTION WITH TIT FLOCK AT 16:20 BUT MOBILE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WALSEY HILLS NOA IN SALLOWS AT REAR OF RESERVE AT 15:00

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TRIMINGHAM IN CHURCHYARD

*LITTLE AUK CLEY ON SEA OFF BEACH C/PK AT 18:15

*12 LAPLAND BUNTING WINTERTON *OXON 2 ROCK PIPIT FARMOOR RESV+JACK SNIPE

*3 COMMON CRANE HORSEY CORNER IN FIELD AT MIDDAY

*2 COMMON CRANE SE/OVER WAXHAM AT 10:15

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF BURNHAM OVERY DUNES+SLAVONIAN GREBE, BONXIE & 4 VELVET SCOTER

 

Thursday 14th October 2010

Seawatching today produced 3 Gannets and 2 Great Skuas, while birds of note around the reserve included a Little Egret, a Water Rail, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a male Redstart, a young male Stonechat, 3 Fieldfares, 120 Robins, 60 Blackbirds, 45 Song Thrushes, 20 Redwings, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 10 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs, 150+ Goldcrests, 138 Chaffinches ,70 Bramblings, 220 Greenfinches, and 25 Siskins.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w/FEM RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL 17:05 SE/OF WAXHAM JUST W/OF DUNES IN COPSE 300YDS NNW/OF PIPE DUMP. FROM SHANGRI-LA CHALET WALK SE/ALONG DUNES 

*PALLAS'S WARBLER 14:45 WARHAM GREENS BY MIDDLE TRACK AT S/END & YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER AT E/END OF LARGE PIT 14:25 

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER RPTD WALSEY HILLS NOA AT S/END THIS MRNG 

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 14:40 BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT W/END OF BOARDWALK

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT FROM BUXTON HIDE

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY IN SOUTH SECTION 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 15:23 HOLKHAM PINES 70YDS N/OF CROSSTRACKS 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER BREYDON WATER BY SOUTH WALL AT COBHOLM RIVERSIDE PARK THIS MRNG 

*LITTLE AUK OFF KELLING ON SEA VIEWABLE W/FROM SHINGLE RIDGE 10:22 

*3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH +TWITE & RED-NECKED GREBE OFFSHORE 

*FIRECREST WELLS WOOD 200YDS PAST ENTRANCE GATE BY PERIMETER OF CARAVAN SITE 16:00 

*SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB 14:30

 

Wednesday 13th October 2010

North-easterlies continued to produce migrants with a Water Rail, a Shorteared Owl, 4 Rock Pipits, 200 Blackbirds, 1 Fieldfare, 60 Song Thrushes, 120 Redwings, 1250 Starlings, 60 Chaffinches, 130 Bramblings, 250 Greenfinches, 120 Goldfinches, and 85 Siskins counted today. Also of interest were 2 Redstarts, 9 Bearded Tits, and a Lesser Whitethroat.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL 16:45 WAXHAM 250YDS N/OF PIPE DUMP IN COPSE ON INLAND SIDE OF DUNES BUT ELUSIVE. ACCESS SE/FROM WAXHAM ALONG DUNES TG452253 

*PALLAS'S WARBLER LATE A/NOON BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT N/END OF BOARDWALK 

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER HICKLING BROAD NWT AT STUBB MILL BY DISABLED PARKING BAY AT 16:30 

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 16:45 E/OF GUN HILL 

*GREAT WHITE EGRET 09:40 SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK AT KEN HILL MARSH 

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT 

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SCULTHORPE MOOR BY RIVER WENSUM IN SILVER BIRCH IN REEDBED AT 16:30

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES ALONG TRACK S/OF JOE JORDAN HIDE  

 *YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS ALONG W/TRACK 

 *1+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES W/OF CROSSTRACKS AT 11:00 

 *11 LAPLAND BUNTING BREYDON WATER N?OVER SOUTH WALL THIS MRNG+CURLEW SANDPIPER, RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER, MERLIN & SHORT-EARED OWL 

*BLACK REDSTART WALSEY HILLS NOA AOUND VISITOR CENTRE AT 15:15

 

Tuesday 12th October 2010

The incredible migration over the last few days finally slowed today, with highlights being 2 Redstarts, a male Stonechat, a Ring Ouzel over west, 2 Fieldfares, 210 Song Thrushes, 475 Redwings, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 8 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Garden Warblers, 10 Blackcaps, 75 Goldcrests, 3,200 Starlings west, 270 Bramblings, 120 Siskins, 4 Crossbills and a Redpoll sp. On the sea an Eider, 9 Common Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Slavonian Grebe, and 13 Gannets were seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL 17:10 WAXHAM IN COPSE 250YDS N/OF PIPE DUMP ON INLAND SIDE OF DUNES. ACCESS SE/FROM WAXHAM ALONG DUNES+RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER TG452253

*1w WILSON'S PHALAROPE WELNEY WWT ON LAGOON FROM OBS . RESERVE OPEN 09:30 - 17:00

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT FROM BUXTON HIDE AT MIDDAY

*2 PALLAS'S WARBLER 15:45 BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT S/END OF BOARDWALK+SNOW BUNTING & RING OUZEL. CURLEW SANDPIPER IN HARBOUR

*PALLAS'S WARBLER WAXHAM 200YDS S/OF SHANGRI-LA COTTAGE AT 08:55+3 LAPLAND BUNTING OVER

*PALLAS'S WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES NNR BY WASHINGTON HIDE AT 12:45

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK RANWORTH BROAD FROM VISITOR CENTRE 14:00

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH CEMY IN S/SECTION+FIRECREST

*PROB CENTRAL ASIAN LESSER WHITETHROAT (form halimondendri) 16:00 BURNHAM OVER DUNES AT W/END OF GUN HILL

*5 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE AT 11:30

*HOODED CROW CLEY S/OF BEACH ROAD AT 07:40

*BLACK REDSTART TITCHWELL RSPB BY BOARDWALK NEAR BEACH

 

Monday 11th October 2010

Highlights today were on the sea 3 Eider, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Divers, 5 Great Crested Grebes, and 12 Gannets, on the reserve 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, c3,200 Robins, 1 Black REdstart, 5 Redstarts, 5 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Garden Warblers, 25 Blackcaps, 17 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, c4,500 Goldcrests and 160 Long-tailed Tits, and flying over 160 Blackbirds, 4 Fieldfares, 600 Song Thrushes, c2,500 Redwings, c5,000+ Starlings, c600 Chaffinches, 450 Bramblings, 360 Greenfinches, 520 Goldfinches, c700+ Siskins, 16 Linnets, 1 Lesser and 1 Mealy Redpoll, 7 Lapland Buntings, and 4 Snow Buntings. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL 17:00 BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 1/2ML W/OF BOARDWALK W/OF GUN HILL BUT NO FURTHER SIGN THIS EVNG

*RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL WEYBOURNE TRAPPED & RINGED 15:35 & WILL BE RELEASED IN WEYBOURNE BEACH C/PK 16:05

*1w WILSON'S PHALAROPE WELNEY WWT & PECTORAL SANDPIPER - OPEN 09:30-17:00

*PALLAS'S WARBLER 15:05 BURNHAM OVERY DUNES JUST S/OF END OF BOARDWALK SHOWING WELL & 2 GREAT GREY SHRIKES

*PALLAS'S WARBLER WAXHAM N/OF SHANGRI-LA CHALET IN COPSE 12:40

*BARRED WARBLER HOLME NWT BY ENTRANCE TRACK BY RIVER HUN NEAR CARAVAN c400YDS BEFORE ENTRANCE GATE IN HEDGE 11:30

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 16:00 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 3/ML N/OF BEACH ROAD

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE JUST S/OF KELLING QUAGS VIEWABLE FROM MEADOW LANE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER STIFFKEY BY CAMPSITE IN WOOD THIS A/NOON

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS JUST W/OF WHIRLIGIG THIS A/NOON

*5 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE E/OF EAST BANK THIS A/NOON

*3 SHORELARKS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH E/OF BOARDWALK

*SHORELARK WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 300YDS N/OF BEACH ROAD

*5 LAPLAND BUNTINGS HAPPISBURGH S/OF LIGHTHOUSE IN FIELD 11:00

*2 COMMON CRANES S/OVER KING'S LYNN 09:30

 

Sunday 10th October 2010

A major fall today included 4,500 Robins, 2,500 Song Thrushes, 6,500 Redwings, 7,000+ Goldcrests, 300 Long-tailed Tits, 1500 Chaffinches, 800 Bramblings, 600 Greenfinches, 450 Goldfinches, and 1100+ Siskins. Birds of note included a Short-eared Owl, a Black Redstart, a first year Ring Ouzel, 7 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Garden Warblers, 65 Blackcaps, 250 Chiffchaffs, 15 Willow Warblers, a Pied Flycatcher, a Great Grey Shrike on the marsh, 11 Jays east, a Lesser Redpoll, a Crossbill and 7 Lapland Buntings. Seawatching produced 18 Common Scoter, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Gannets, 1 Arctic Skua, 5 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern.

 

Saturday 9th October 2010

At Holme NOA today highlights were a Ring Ouzel ringed early evening, a Great Grey Shrike on the marsh early afternoon, a Black Redstart at the west end of the pines, a Pied Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warblers, 5+ Lapland Buntings, 300+ Bramblings, 400 Siskins, 500+ Goldcrests, 400 Song Thrushes, 1000+ Redwings, 70 Blackbirds and 2 Grey Wagtails. High numbers of common migrants were also noted.

 

Friday 8th October 2010

Highlights today were a Red-breasted Flycatcher in the pines at the west end of the reserve late afternoon, two Hawfinches which settled briefly in the pines and then flew east, a juvenile Cuckoo which dropped in at the back of the pines, a Black Redstart on the roof of the NWT visitors centre, a female Common Redstart trapped and ringed, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Yellow-browed Warbler in the back of the pines mid afternoon, and 7 Lapland Buntings south of Thornham bank. Overhead migration included 80 Blackbirds, 370 Song Thrushes, 680 Redwings, 4 Mistle Thrushes, 5 Bearded Tits, 45 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Tree Sparrows, 270 Chaffinches, 425 Bramblings, 78 Greenfinches, 140 Goldfinches, 36 Siskins and a single Redpoll sp.

 

Thursday 7th October 2010

Highlights were 1200 Pink-feet, 45 Brents, on the sea 7 Eider, 46 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 26 Gannets, and 33 Sandwich Terns, and migrants included 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 47 Skylarks, 2 Swallows, 1 House Martin, 150+ Meadow Pipits, 2 Rock Pipits, 1 Pied Wagtail, 25 Song Thrushes, 4 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcaps, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 6 Bramblings, 20 Siskins, 1 Snow Bunting and 35 Reed Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WILSON'S PHALAROPE WELNEY WWT ON MAIN LAGOON FROM OBSERVATORY. RESERVE OPEN 09:30-17:00+2 LITTLE STINT

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 09:45

*SHORT-TOED LARK SHERINGHAM IN 1st STUBBLE FIELD W/OF GOLF COURSE BY CLIFFTOP PATH AT 16:35

*RICHARD'S PIPIT W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB AT 09:40+3 GREENSHANK & 3 WHINCHAT

*GREY PHALAROPE 15:45 BURNHAM OVERY 200YDS S/OF DUNES E/OF TRACK  ON POOL IN CATTLE FIELD

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING TRIMINGHAM IN FIELDS BY CLIFFTOP BUT MOBILE

*3+LAPLAND BUNTING HOLKHAM GAP ON SALTMARSH AT 13:00+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER OVER THORNHAM MARSH AT 16:00

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES NNR AT 10:40 MIDWAY BETWEEN LADY ANN'S DRIVE & SALT'S HOLE BUT MOBILE

*HOODED CROW E/OVER SIDESTRAND THIS MRNG

*SHORT-EARED OWL MORSTON OVER SALTMARSH AT 17:00

 

Wednesday 6th October 2010

Highlights today were on the sea 150 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Gannets, and 30 Sandwich Terns, around the marsh a Barn Owl, 3 Marsh Harriers and a Merlin, and flying over 4 Swallows, 50 Meadow Pipits, and 200 Goldfinches.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WILSON'S PHALAROPE THIS A/NOON WELNEY WWT ON MAIN LAGOON FROM OBSERVATORY+PECTORAL SANDPIPER, RESERVE OPEN 09:30-17:00

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE 16:40 CROMER BY MEADOW C/PK OPPOSITE CHILDRENS PLAYGROUND IN HEDGE AT BOTTOM OF GARDENS+RING OUZEL & 2 REDSTARTS

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE 16:45 CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE+5 LITTLE STINT, 3 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 3 WHINCHAT & AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

*GREY PHALAROPE BURNHAM OVERY MIDDAY S/OF DUNES 200YDS E/OF TRACK ON POOL IN CATTLE FIELD

*4 LAPLAND BUNTING W/OVER GRAMBOROUGH HILL AT 16:35

*3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS CLEY NWT 200YDS E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK MID A/NOON

 

Tuesday 5th October 2010

Highlights today were a Common Buzzard low over the Observatory, a Green Sandpiper over the marsh, 40 Skylarks, 6 Swallows, 37 Meadow Pipits, 10 Rock Pipits, 7 Pied Wagtails, 30 Robins, 28 Blackbirds, 60 Song Thrushes, 40 Redwings, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 10 Blackcaps, 8 Chiffchaffs, 25 Goldcrests, 30 Long-tailed Tits, 45 Blue Tits, 75 Chaffinches, 150 Goldfinches and 20 Siskins.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREY PHALAROPE BURNHAM OVERY MIDDAY S/OF DUNES 200YDS E/OF TRACK ON POOL IN CATTLE FIELD

*4 LAPLAND BUNTING W/OVER GRAMBOROUGH HILL AT 16:35

*3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS CLEY NWT 200YDS E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK MID A/NOON

 

Monday 4th October 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 18 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 18 Gannets and 6 Sandwich Terns. Waders included 6 Snipe, 2 Greenshank and a Green Sandpiper. Overhead migration included 2 Swifts, 25 Skylarks, 37 Swallows, 20 House Martins, 125 Meadow Pipits, 2 Rock Pipits, 45 Song Thrushes, 170 Chaffinches, 220 Goldfinches, 70 Siskins, 15 Linnets, 25 Reed Buntings and 19 Redpoll sp. Of note on the reserve were a Cetti's Warbler, Garden Warbler, 3 Chiffchaffs, and 60+ Goldcrests.

An interesting ringing record today was a Norwegian ringed Dunnock, part of a small movement of these birds at the Observatory. The bird was originally ringed at Kurdola near Telemark, Norway on the 9th August 2010.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WILSON'S PHALAROPE 15:45 WELNEY WWT ON MAIN LAGOON

*WRYNECK 17:30 HUNSTANTON AT OLD LIGHTHOUSE IN GARDEN

*BARRED WARBLER KELLING WATER MEADOWS

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE 13:45 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*SHORELARK BREYDON WATER BY SOUTH WALL

*LAPLAND BUNTING WARHAM GREENS

*2 SPOONBILLS STIFFKEY FLEW E/OVER FRESHMARSH THIS A/NOON +2 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIERS, 4+MARSH HARRIERS & HOBBY

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON SALTMARSH

 

Sunday 3rd October 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WILSON'S PHALAROPE WELNEY WWT ON MAIN LAGOON FROM OBS. RESERVE CLOSES 17:00+2 LITTLE STINT

*WRYNECK HEMPTON IN GARDEN 08:57

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE KELLING WATER MEADOWS TIL 10:10 THEN FLEW N/+4 LAPLAND BUNTING OVER KELLING QUAGS

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE 18:10 CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES' HIDE

*WRYNECK HUNSTANTON CLIFFS BY LIGHTHOUSE CAFE 18:00

*NO SIGN OF BARRED WARBLER SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILLS BY 10:30

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER CROMER ON N/SIDE OF WOOD WITH TIT FLOCK THO MOBILE

*NO SIGN OF GREY PHALAROPE BURNHAM NORTON E/OF TRACK 200YDS S/OF DUNES ON POOL IN CATTLE FIELD 15:32+SPOONBILL & HEN HARRIER PAST

*SWIFT SP. OVER THORNHAM BANK 09:50

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT THO MOBILE

*RING OUZEL TRIMINGHAM+REDSTART

*OSPREY FLEW OVER A10 BTW HILGAY+FORDHAM

*3 LITTLE STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+BLACK TERN W/PAST CLEY BEACH C/PRK

*WHINCHAT SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILLS

 

Saturday 2nd October 2010

At Holme NOA today highlights were 2500 Pink-footed Geese, 6 Brent Geese, 6 Little Egrets, 11 Common Buzzards, a Merlin, a Peregrine, a single Water Rail, 3 Ruff, a Green and a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 42 Skylarks, 3 Swallows, 3 Tree Pipits, 577 Meadow Pipits, 4 Rock Pipits, 75 Robins, 2 Redstarts, 1 Wheatear, 1 Ring Ouzel, 58 Song Thrushes, 16 Redwings, 29 Mistle Thrushes, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 6 Reed Warblers, 4 Garden Warblers, 10 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 90+ Goldcrests, 4 Jays, 140 Chaffinches, 1 Brambling, 228 Goldfinches, 21 Siskins, 3 Lapland Buntings, 45 Reed Buntings and 10 Redpoll sp. On the sea a Red-breasted Merganser, a Red-throated Diver and a Black Tern were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WILSON'S PHALAROPE 15:00 WELNEY WWT ON MAIN LAGOON

*ICTERINE WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES JUST W/OF N/END OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE THIS MRNG

*WRYNECK HUNSTANTON CLIFFS BY LIGHTHOUSE CAFE 17:45

*BARRED WARBLER 16:54 SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL SHOWING WELL

*BARRED WARBLER KELLING WATER MEADOWS 17:35 & JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END N/OF CROSSTRACKS 10:25 & WOOD WARBLER

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLME NOA ON W/SIDE IN PINES 08:40

*9 LAPLAND BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB: 2 ON BRACKISH MARSH & 7 FLEW OVER

*6+LAPLAND BUNTINGS BTW HAPPISBURGH & CART GAP

*5 LAPLAND BUNTINGS BURNHAM OVERY FLEW N/OVER GUN HILL 12:10

*3+LAPLAND BUNTINGS OVER HORSEY THIS MRNG & 28 COMMON CRANES

*LAPLAND BUNTING SALTHOUSE

*LAPLAND BUNTING HOLKHAM BAY ON SALTINGS AT HOLKHAM GAP & 12 SNOW BUNTINGS

*2 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP ON SALTMARSH

*2 SHORELARKS BTW HAPPISBURGH & CART GAP 16:45 & 7 LAPLAND BUNTINGS

*PROB SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END S/OF TRACK

*OSPREY W/OVER LYNG 15:45

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES BY PATH W/OF N/END OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 09:20

*JUV GANNET HOCKERING FLEW OVER A47 AT 10:15

 

Friday 1st October 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 1 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers and 6 Gannets. A ring-tail Hen Harrier, a Merlin and a Hobby were seen, and 2 Swallows came in off the sea.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE KELLING WATER MEADOWS

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF RICHARD'S PIPIT SALTHOUSE E/OF ROAD TO BEACH C/PK BY 14:30

*BARRED WARBLER GRAMBOROUGH HILL THIS A/NOON BUT ELUSIVE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS IN NE/CORNER OF THE DELL AT 08:30

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER SALTHOUSE IN GARDEN AT CROSS STREET THIS MRNG

*14 COMMON CRANE HORSEY IN FIELD 1/2ML FROM NELSON HEAD TRACK

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB+LITTLE STINT & SNOW BUNTING  ALSO 2 VELVET SCOTERS OFFSHORE+500 COMMON SCOTERS

*10 LAPLAND BUNTING OVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS BY 08:40

Thursday 30th September 2010

Seawatching highlights were 7 Pintail, 47 Brent Geese, 2 Eider, 23 Common Scoter, a drake Velvet Scoter west, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 13 Red-throated Divers, 10 Gannets, 25 Kittiwakes, 24 Sandwich Terns and a juv Black Tern, 2 Guillemots and a Razorbill. Other birds of interest included 9 Common Buzzards, 1 Green and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 300+ Meadow Pipits, 6 Rock Pipits, 70 Robins, 4 Redstarts, 1 Whinchat, 2 Wheatears, 55 Song Thrushes, 4 Mistle Thrushes, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 4 Reed Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Garden Warblers, 15 Blackcaps, 20 Chiffchaffs, 35 Goldcrests, 30 Long-tailed Tits, 2+ Bearded Tits, 40 Bramblings, 200+ Goldfinches, 75 Siskins and 10 Redpoll sp.

 

Wednesday 29th September 2010

Over 4,500 Pink-feet were counted, a ring-tail Hen Harrier was seen, a Greenshank flew over calling, other birds of note included 12 Rock Pipits, 2 Grey Wagtails, 180+ Robins, 10+ Redstarts, a Grasshopper Warbler ,6 Garden Warblers, 20 Blackcaps, 14 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, a female Firecrest, 2 Pied Flycatchers, 120 Bramblings, 60 Siskins, 4 Lapland Buntings, 2 Snow Buntings and 4 Redpoll sp. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*LITTLE BUNTING 15:08 THORNHAM POINT ON SEAWARD SIDE OF BUNKER

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE 11:50 KELLING WATER MEADOWS

*RED-NECKED PHALAROPE LATE MRNG CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE+3 WHINCHATS

*BARRED WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES NNR 120YDS SSE/OF JOE JORDAN HIDE ALONG BONE'S DRIFT TRACK+REDSTART  ALSO WOOD WARBLER 100YDS W/OF JOE JORDAN CROSSTRACKS

*BARRED WARBLER 15:45 SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE HAPPISBURGH AT CART GAP+LAPLAND BUNTING OVER

*WRYNECK HUNSTANTON NEAR OLD LIGHTHOUSE IN SCRUB BEHIND CLIFFTOP PATH LATE A/NOON

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 12:30 WELLS WOODS BY MAIN N/FOOTPATH 100YDS W/OF BOATING LAKE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WAXHAM c400YDS S/OF SHANGRI-LA COTTAGE NEAR TRACK LEADING INLAND  . RICHARD'S PIPIT IN OFF SEA AT 08:30 THEN FLEW INLAND

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER KELLING WATER MEADOWS ALONG TRACK RIGHT OF 5-BAR METAL GATE AT 08:50

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES NNR 100YDS E/OF WASHINGTON HIDE IN HOLM OAK BY BLACK BENCH AT 07:50

*GREY PHALAROPE TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH AT 15:08+3 LITTLE STINT

*4 LAPLAND BUNTING HOLME NOA+FIRECREST, 2 PIED FLYCATCHER, 10+ REDSTART, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 2 SNOW BUNTING & HEN HARRIER

*3 LITTLE STINT TITCHWELL RSPB FROM ISLAND HIDE THIS A/NOON

 

Tuesday 28th September 2010

Migration continued today with 5000+ Pink-feet, 400 Wigeon, 250 Teal, 5 Grey Herons, a ring-tail Hen Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 1 Water Rail, 2 Snipe, 1 Kingfisher, a Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker, 80 Swallows, 120 Meadow Pipits, 1 Yellow and 3 Grey Wagtails, 450+ Robins, 6+ Redstarts, 3 Ring Ouzels with one lingering along the east bank, 120 Song Thrushes, 80 Redwings, 18 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 8 Reed Warblers, a Whitethroat, 12 Garden Warblers, 20+ Blackcaps, 30 Chiffchaffs, 10 Willow Warblers, 50+ Goldcrests, a Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Pied Flycatchers, 130 Chaffinches, 270 Bramblings, 225 Goldfinches, 135 Siskins, 48 Linnets and 8 Reed Buntings counted. Of particular interest were the Yellow-browed Warbler which was still present, in the dunes a Wryneck was reported, 1 Whinchat and a Wheatear were of interest, and south of Thornham Bank 16 Lapland Buntings were also seen. At least 2 Humming-bird Hawk Moths were around the buddleia.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN ALDER / WILLOW FLYCATCHER BLAKENEY POINT

*BLYTH'S REED WARBLER RPTD WELLS AT EAST HILLS THIS A/NOON +RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER & 3 BARRED WARBLERS

*RED-THROATED PIPIT GORLESTON NW/OF BEACON PARK 17:05

*WESTERN BONELLI'S WARBLER 13:24 WELLS WOOD W/OF CARAVAN PARK c250YDS W/OF THE DELL ON S/SIDE OF MAIN TRACK

*NO FURTHER SIGN RADDE'S WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT AT THE HOOD BY 17:45

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER MID A/NOON HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END N/OF CROSSTRACKS 50YDS N/OF TRACK

*BLUETHROAT BLAKENEY POINT AT HALFWAY HOUSE LATE A/NOON

*WRYNECK HUNSTANTON BTW LIGHTHOUSE CAFE & OLD LIGHTHOUSE IN CLIFFTOP SCRUB

*BARRED WARBLER KELLING WATER MEADOWS IN NW/CORNER IN BRAMBLE HEDGE +JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE ON POOL & YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER BY TRACK JUST RIGHT OF METAL 5-BAR GATE 09:00 BUT NO SIGN GREY PHALAROPE

*BARRED WARBLER SALTHOUSE ON S/SIDE OF GRAMBOROUGH HILL IN BRAMBLES 09:00

*BARRED WARBLER HOLKHAM NNR AT N/END OF BONE'S DRIFT

*BARRED WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH IN SOUTH DENES 14:00

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE STIFFKEY FEN

*REDSTART SHOWING CHARACTERS OF EASTERN SSP. samamisicus WELLS WOOD W/OF THE DELL 19:00 BRIEFLY

*2 GREY PHALAROPES CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE & 2 LITTLE STINTS

*2 GREY PHALAROPES TITCHWELL RSPB 16:53: 1 ON TIDAL POOL & 1 ON FRESHMARSH +YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER BY BRACKISH MARSH EARLY MRNG & 4 REDSTARTS

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY 12:00

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS WELLS WOOD

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER CLEY NWT BY PATH BTW EAST BANK & VIS'CTR

*10 LAPLAND BUNTINGS BURNHAM OVERY DUNES & SNOW BUNTING

*3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WARHAM GREENS FLEW OVER SALTMARSH 07:30

*LAPLAND BUNTING S/OF WALSEY HILLS NOA

*SHORELARK BLAKENEY POINT

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD 15:15

*WOOD WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END

*OSPREY W/OVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR 08:35

*OSPREY W/OVER BURNHAM OVEY DUNES 10:10

Monday 27th September 2010

A major fall today included over 400 Robins, 40+ Bramblings, 140 Siskins, a Yellow-browed Warbler and a Firecrest were ringed, together with a Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Garden Warblers, 4 Redstarts, a Wheatear, a Stonechat, a Short-eared Owl, a Honey Buzzard and a Hobby among the highlights.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALDER or WILLOW FLYCATCHER 14:55 BLAKENEY POINT IN PLANTATION & Y-BR.WBLR. PARK AT CLEY BEACH C/PK & WALK 3MLS TO POINT

*WESTERN BONELLI'S WARBLER WELLS WOOD BY PATH ALONG W/SIDE OF CAMPSITE IN OPENING THIS A/NOON

*UNCON RPT FEM BLACK-EARED WHEATEAR SHERINGHAM BY BEACH HUTS - NO FURTHER DETAILS

*UNCON RPT SAVI'S WARBLER WELLS AT EAST HILLS +3 RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHERS & BARRED WARBLER

*LITTLE BUNTING BLAKENEY POINT THIS MRNG & SHORELARK

*BLUETHROAT MAINLAND AT QUENDALE 4 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 16:45 HOLKHAM NNR BTW COAST ROAD & BONE'S DRIFT JUST E/OF TRACK

*BARRED WARBLER BTW STIFFKEY & WARHAM GREENS BY COAST PATH IN HEDGE NEAR FALLEN TRUNK 14:35 THEN FLEW OFF

*BARRED WARBLER 17:00 SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL BELOW BENCH

*2 JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPES KELLING WATER MEADOWS +GREY PHALAROPE & 2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE STIFFKEY FEN 09:25

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOOD NEAR TOILET BLOCK 17:55

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER STIFFKEY BY TRACK TO WATER MEADOWS 11:25

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLME NOA TRAPPED & RINGED & GOOD NUMBERS OF COMMON MIGRANTS

*2 GREY PHALAROPES CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 15:25

*GREY PHALAROPE 18:30 TITCHWELL RSPB ON TIDAL POOL

*GREY PHALAROPE THORNHAM POINT EARLY A/NOON

*HONEY BUZZARD OVER HOLME NOA & FIRECREST

*10 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEYBOURNE 1ML E/OF BEACH C/PK

*6 LAPLAND BUNTINGS THORNHAM POINT

*4+LAPLAND BUNTINGS THORNHAM POINT LATE A/NOON

*SHORELARK BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 14:00 THEN FLEW EAST

*WOOD WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END WITH TIT FLOCK MID A/NOON

Sunday 26th September 2010

Seawatching highlights were 42 Brent Geese, 392 Wigeon, 229 Teal, 5 Pintail, 1 Eider, 254 Common Scoter, 1 drake Velvet Scoter east, 6 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Sooty Shearwater west, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 498 Gannets, a Grey Phalarope, 11 Arctic Skuas, 47 Bonxies, an adult Sabine's Gull, 91 Kittiwakes, 10 Sandwich Terns, and a juv Little Tern. A Short-eared Owl was seen early morning and a Yellow-browed Warbler was with the tit flock.

Saturday 25th September 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*Empidonax FLYCATCHER SP. (PROB ALDER or WILLOW) BLAKENEY POINT IN PLANTATION TILL 18:35 BUT NO FURTHER SIGN BY DUSK 

*RED-NECKED PHALAROPE STIFFKEY FEN 15:30

*AD SABINE'S GULL E/PAST HOLME NOA LATE MRNG & 2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS

*LONG-TAILED SKUA PAST HOLME NOA 07:00-09:45 +POMARINE SKUA, 20+BONXIES, 7 ARCTIC SKUAS, RED-NEDKED GREBE, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER & 2 BARNACLE GEESE WITH 7 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA PAST SHERINGHAM BY 11:15 +JUV POMARINE SKUA, 51 BONXIES, 15 ARCTIC SKUAS & 6 SOOTY SHEARWATERS

*LEACH'S PETREL E/PAST SHERINGHAM 12:00 +92 BONXIES & 16 SOOTY SHEARWATERS

*AD SABINE'S GULL E/PAST HOLME NOA LATE MRNG & 2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS

*GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT W/PAST COASTGUARDS 18:15 & STORM PETREL

*GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE TILL 12:00 THEN FLEW WEST WITH DUNLIN

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOOD IN THE DELL

*3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE E/OF EAST BANK 12:50 BUT MOBILE

*3 SOOTY SHEARWATERS PAST CLEY  BY 09:00 & 3 MANX SHEARWATERS

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS TRIMINGHAM

*JUV OSPREY SWANTON MORLEY GPs & BLACK TERN THRU

*4 PURPLE SANDPIPERS TITCHWELL RSPB FLEW W/ALONG BEACH & GREAT NORTHERN DIVER 10:25

*2 AD MED GULLS THORNHAM HARBOUR

 

Friday 24th September 2010

Seawatching today produced 107 Wigeon, 62 Teal, 3 Eider, 40 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 19 Red-throated Dives, 14 Manx Shearwaters, 85 Gannets, 3 Pom Skuas, 14 Arctic Skuas, 57 Great Skuas, 3 Kittiwakes, 36 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern. A single Brambling was again at the feeding station and a Spoonbill was on the Broadwater.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV SABINE'S GULL PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK BETWEEN 10:00 & 16:00+9+ LONG-TAILED SKUA, LEACH'S PETREL, 6 POMARINE SKUA, 5 SOOTY SHEARWATER, 3 ARCTIC TERN, 500+ BONXIE, 3 LITTLE GULL & 3 PUFFIN

*JUV SABINE'S GULL PAST SHERINGHAM BETWEEN 14:30 & 17:45+3JUV  LONG-TAILED SKUA, 2 LEACH'S PETREL, POMARINE SKUA, 5 SOOTY SHEARWATER, 19 ARCTIC SKUA, 627 BONXIE, 4 LITTLE GULL & 17 MANX SHEARWATER

*3 JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA PAST SHERINGHAM BY 13:00+8 POMARINE SKUA, 8 SOOTY SHEARWATER, 57 ARCTIC SKUA, 204 BONXIE, 46 MANX SHEARWATER, 4 LITTLE GULL & 2 ARCTIC TERN

*JUV SABINE'S GULL PAST SHERINGHAM AT 13:45+JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA  DARK MORPH PAST AT 14:30 & 2+PUFFINS

*SABINE'S GULL W/PAST OVERSTRAND AT 14:58

*4 POMARINE SKUA PAST HOLME BETWEEN 09:00 & 15:40+SOOTY SHEARWATER, 118 BONXIE, 4 MANX SHEARWATER & ARCTIC TERN

*POMARINE SKUA PAST HOLME BETWEEN 10:00 & 11:00+5 ARCTIC SKUA, 15 BONXIE & 4 MANX SHEARWATER

*5 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+3 LITTLE STINT

*OSPREY COCKSHOOT BROAD AT 15:15

*JUV OSPREY SWANTON MORLEY GPS THIS EVNG

 

Thursday 23rd September 2010

Two Bramblings were at the feeding station and a Humming-bird Hawk Moth was in the moth trap.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

RICHARD'S PIPIT S/OVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS BETWEEN 06:30 & 09:00+LAPLAND BUNTING

*2w CASPIAN GULL JUST W/OF BARFORD IN FIELD S/OF B1108 THIS A/NOON

*2 SPOONBILL BETWEEN MORSTON QUAY & STIFFKEY ON MARSH MID A/NOON

*6 SPOONBILL BLAKENEY POINT ON MARSH OPPOSITE HOTEL+TWITE

*3 COMMON CRANE HORSEY IN STUBBLE FIELS E/OF B1159 1/2ML S/OF HORSEY MILL AT 15:40

*PIED FLYCATCHER WARHAM GREENS AT 09:55

*OSPREY 10:00 SWANTON MORLEY GPS AT HOLKHAM LAKE

*SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF SALTHOUSE BEACH AT 17:45

 

Wednesday 22nd September 2010

Migration today included a Hobby, 3 Golden Plovers, 2 Greenshanks, a Short-eared Owl nearby at Thornham, 64 Meadow Pipits, 1 Grey Wagtail, 30+ Blackcaps, 20+ Long-tailed Tits, and 40+ Blue Tits. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was in the moth trap.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*10 LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK AT 14:43+SNOW BUNTING

*LAPLAND BUNTING NNW/OF DISS AT SHELFANGER IN STUBBLE FIELDS N/OF VILLAGE HALL AT 09:20 cTM104844

*1+HONEY BUZZARD GUIST COMMON AT 12:15

*SPOONBILL 14:00 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*CURLEW SAND ON STIFFKEY FEN

*10 LAPLAND BUNTING S/OVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS BETWEEN 06:30 & 08:30+12 LITTLE GULL

*JUV BLACK TERN LYNG  ON KINGFISHER LAKE AT 15:00

*OSPREY COCKSHOOT BROAD TILL 17:00 IN TREE OPPOSITE HIDE THEN FLEW DOWN THE BROAD

*2 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH LATE A/NOON

*5 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT 19:00 . GARGANEY ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE+2 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN THIS MRNG+OSPREY, WOOD SANDPIPER, CURLEW SANDPIPER & BLACK TERN

 

Tuesday 21st September 2010

A major migration took place including 270+ Pink-footed Geese, 342 Wigeon, 251 Teal, 45+ Common Buzzards, 3 Water Rails, 2 Whimbrel, 8 Greenshanks, 1 Green & 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 18 Skylarks, 167 Swallows, 19 House Martins, 186 Meadow Pipits, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 5 Pied Wagtails, 12 Mistle Thrushes, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Bearded Tits, 26 Blue Tits, 1 Jay, 7 Tree Sparrows, 76 Chaffinches, 37 Goldfinches, 21 Linnets, 5 Reed Buntings and 2 Snow Buntings. On the sea 12 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 7 Gannets, 1 Pom Skua and an Arctic Skua were of note. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was on the buddleia.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV GLOSSY IBIS BREYDON WATER E/OVER NORTH WALL 12:35 +OSPREY & 3 CURLEW SANDPIPERS

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE WINTERTON NORTH DUNES JUST N/OF BEACH ROAD 10:15

*BARRED WARBLER 15:30 WARHAM GREENS 100YDS W/OF WHIRLIGIG IN ELDERS & SPOONBILL OVER WEST

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB 07:45 THEN FLEW WEST & 2 LITTLE STINTS

*11 LAPLAND BUNTINGS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE E/OF EAST BANK

*5 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 18:55

*JUV OSPREY 15:50 SWANTON MORLEY GPs AT HOLKHAM LAKE

*25+COMMON BUZZARDS HOLME NOA DRIFTING HIGH SOUTH 11:35 & 2 PEREGRINES

 

Monday 20th September 2010

There was no sign of the Barred Warbler today. Seawatch hightlights were a Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Gannets ,2 Kittiwakes and 8 Sandwich Terns. A ring-tail Harrier sp flew west early morning.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BARRED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS 100YDS W/OF WHIRLIGIG IN ELDERS 10:00

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE WINTERTON NORTH DUNES NEAR BEACH ROAD

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER 16:10 TITCHWELL RSPB FROM ISLAND HIDE

*NO SIGN BARRED WARBLER HOLME NOA

*8 LAPLAND BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH BUT ELUSIVE

*4 LAPLAND BUNTINGS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK & JUV LITTLE STINT FROM NORTH HIDE

*OSPREY 15:50 SWANTON MORLEY BY 1st LAKE SW/OF BILLINGFORD IN TREE SHOWING WELL

*SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL

*JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER STIFFKEY FEN 12:40 & JUV BLACK TERN

*RINGTAIL HARRIER SP. W/THRU HOLME NOA EARLY MRNG

 

Sunday 19th September 2010

Despite the Autumnal weather the Barred Warbler was again in front of the Dell Hide showing well at times, even coming to drink and bathe at the pond. It was seen into the early afternoon. Also of note were a Red-throated Diver, 5 Gannets, 1 Arctic Skua, 7 Sandwich Terns, 4 Common Terns and a juvenile Arctic Tern on the sea.

NORFOLK NEWWS FROM BIRDNET

*BARRED WARBLER 12:40 HOLME NOA IN FRONT OF DELL HIDE

*BARRED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS 100YDS W/OF WHIRLIGIG.

*POSS GREY PHALAROPE W/PAST CLEY BEACH+ARCTIC SKUA, BONXIE & 6+ RED-THROATED DIVER.

*18+ LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT  250YDS E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK 17:05 THO MOBILE+CURLEW SANDPIPER, LITTLE STINT, AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*4 LAPLAND BUNTING WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD IN FIELDS NE/OF CARAVAN PARK MID-A/NOON

*3 CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER FROM SOUTH WALL+2 SPOTTED REDSHANK & SHORT-EARED OWL  

*CURLEW SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT ON LAGOON

*OSPREY 17:45 SWANTON MORLEY FISHING LAKE THO MOBILE

*BLACK TERN TITCHWELL RSPB ON MARSH GRAZING

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD

*PURPLE SANDPIPER SHERINGHAM 12:00 ON GROYNE OPP.TOILETS AT E/END OF SEAFRONT

*2,000 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE WELLS

 

Saturday 18th September 2010

The Barred Warbler in front of the Dell Hide continued to show on and off throughout the day.Over 500 Pink-feet came in off the sea, and an Eider, 50 COmmon Scoter, 6 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Manx Shearwater, 363 Gannets, 2 Pom Skuas, 4 Arctic Skuas, 15 Great Skuas, 2 Kittiwakes and 14 Sandwich Terns were seen on the seawatch. Other birds of note included 230+ Swallows, 185 Meadow Pipits, 1 Rock Pipit, a female Wheatear, 20+ Mistle Thrushes, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaffs and a single Lapland Bunting at Gore Poit. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT NEAR SEAWALL FROM EAST BANK 14:20

*AD MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE 15:55 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES BY WHITE HOUSE FROM BEACH ROAD

*BARRED WARBLER HOLME NOA TIL 11:49 BUT NO SIGN SINCE

*BARRED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS 17:50 S/OF FOOTPATH IN ELDERS 100YDS W/OF WHIRLIGIG

*LONG-TAILED SKUA PAST CLEY 07:20-10:10+8 ARCTIC SKUA & 7 BONXIE

*13 LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE C100YDS E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK 09:04

*5 LAPLAND BUNTING WINTERTON DUNES NR

*4 LAPLAND BUNTING SALTHOUSE ON SEA WALL 300M E/OF EAST BANK 15:30

*LAPLAND BUNTING HOLME AT GORE POINT+10 BONXIE, ARCTIC SKUA, DRK SCAUP & 75 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS 06:50

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT ON FIELDS OFF BEACH ROAD

*2 BLACK REDSTART HEACHAM AROUND CHALETS 42+43 AT NORTH BEACH 10:30

*BLACK TERN TITCHWELL RSPB+GARGANEY

*PURPLE SANDPIPER SHERINGHAM AT E/END OF SEAFRONT 15:45

*ECL DRK MANDARIN HARDLEY FLOOD+7 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL & 4 PINTAIL

 

 

 

Friday 17th September 2010  

There were no confirmed sightings of the Arctic Warbler today, however seawatching produced 80 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Manx Shearwater, 29 Gannets, 1 Arctic and 14 Great Skuas, and 8 Sandwich Terns. Also of note today were 40+ Skylarks, 250 Meadow Pipits, a Sedge and 4 Reed Warblers. Two Humming-bird Hawk Moths were on the buddleia.

NORFOLK

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER SALTHOUSE ON SALTMARSH BETWEEN SIREN & SHINGLE RIDGE

*AD MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE 13:20 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES BY WHITE HOUSE VIEWABLE FROM BEACH ROAD

*POMARINE SKUA PAST HOLME NWT+17 ARCTIC SKUA, 5 BONXIE & 200 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA W/PAST HOLME OFF END OF BEACH ROAD BY 08:20+3 POMARINE SKUA, 2 SOOTY SHEARWATER, 23 ARCTIC SKUA, 56 BONXIE & MANX SHEARWATER

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA W/PAST SHERINGHAM BY 09:00+2 BALEARIC SHEARWATER, 9 SOOTY SHEARWATER, 9 ARCTIC SKUA & 18 BONXIE

*LEACH'S PETREL E/PAST CLEY AT 08:05 +RED-NECKED GREBE ON SEA

*HONEY BUZZARD DARK MORPH NEAR SCARNING BY A47 AT 15:15

*2 JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA CLEY PAST BEACH C/PK BETWEEN 06:45 & 13:45+11 SOOTY SHEARWATER, 28 ARCTIC SKUA, 25 BONXIE, 10 MANX SHEARWATER,2 BLACK TERN & ARCTIC TERN

*LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+SPOONBILL, 7 JUV LITTLE STINT, 635 PINK-FOOTED GEESE & 2 LITTLE GULL

*9 SPOONBILL THORNHAM ON FORSHORE AT 13:30

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT IN FIELD S/OF EYE FIELD AT 16:45

Thursday 16th September 2010

The Arctic Warbler was still present showing on and off throughout the day in the pines behind the NOA reserve. Seawatching highlights were 101 Pink-feet, 1 Brent Goose east, a drake Scaup, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Manx Shearwaters, 114 Gannets, 4 Arctic and 46 Great Skuas and 13 Sandwich Terns. Migrants included 2 Whimbrel, 100 Skylarks, 30 Swallows, 450 Meadow Pipits, 2 Yellow Wagtails, a Lesser Whitethroats a Chiffchaff and 40+ Goldfinches.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ARCTIC WARBLER HOLME NOA IN PINES c100YDS W/OF SEAWATCHING HIDE AT 16:45

*AD MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE WINTERTON NORTH DUNES FROM BEACH ROAD SHOWING WELL

*27 BONXIE PAST HOLME NOA BETWEEN 07:40 & 08:40+MANX SHEARWATER, 13 PINK-FOOTED GEESE & BRENT GOOSE

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA HOLME W/PAST BEACH ROAD BETWEEN 06:50 & 09:15 +JUV POMARINE SKUA, 45 BONXIE, 7 ARCTIC SKUA, 2 BLACK TERN & RED-THROATED DIVER

*LONG-TAILED SKUA PAST CLEY NWT BETWEEN 07:00 & 08:50+SOOTY SHEARWATER . SHORT-EARED OWL IN EYE FIELD

*STORM PETREL OFF KELLING HARD AT 09:50

*7 LAPLAND BUNTING WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES VIEWED FROM BEACH ALONG BANK BUT MOBILE

*BLACK TERN W/PAST BLAKENEY POINT THIS MRNG

*10 LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT C1/2ML E/OF N/END PF EAST BANK +11 LAPLAND BUNTINGS 300YDS E/OD N/END OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE

*JUV POMARINE SKUA PALE MORPH W/PAST END OF EAST BANK AT 11:20+BLACK TERN

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB FROM ISLAND HIDE+6 LITTLE STINT & 40 RUFF .ALSO c100 PINK-FOOTED GEESE OVER E/

 

Wednesday 15th September 2010

The Arctic Warbler was still present today although it was often elusive in the windy conditions. Seawatching produced 3 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 25 Gannets, and a Common Tern. 85 Pink-feet flew in off the sea heading south. Also of interest were 2 Yellow Wagtails over 15 House Martins and 6 Swallows through.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ARCTIC WARBLER 14:40 HOLME NOA JUST N/OF MAIN PATH THRU PINES

*2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER HICKLING BROAD NWT SHOWING WELL

*AD MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE 15:40 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES AT W/END OF BEACH ROAD SHOWING WELL+LAPLAND BUNTING

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING WINTERTON IN C/PK BRIEFLY THIS MRNG

*9 LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK . BLACK TERN POPE'S MARSH MIDDAY+BLACK TERN SNIPE'S MARSH

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+CURLEW SANDPIPER & 8 LITTLE STINT

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING PASTON BY FOOTPATH BETWEEN VICARAGE ROAD & CLIFFTOP THIS MRNG

9 LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK AT 17:45

7 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT+13 JUV  LITTLE STINT, 3 CURLEW SANDPIPER, JUV BLACK TERN & 7 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 3AD+2 1S+2 JUV

 

Tuesday 14th September 2010

The Arctic Warbler was again present moving to the shelter of pines north of the coast path behind the Observatory reserve. Conditions for birding were difficult and there were no sightings of the Barred Warbler today, the only other sightings of note being a small movement of 40 Swallows in the afternoon, and a single Rock Pipit low over the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ARCTIC WARBLER HOLME NOA BY MAIN PATH THROUGH PINES 12:43

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE WINTERTON NORTH DUNES VIEWABLE FROM BEACH ROAD E/OF MANOR HOUSE 12:25

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY E/OF EAST BANK ON SERPENTINE 11:35 THEN FLEW TO RESERVE

*8 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 10:30 +11 LITTLE STINTS & 3 CURLEW SANDPIPERS

*SPOONBILL BURNHAM OVERY ON FRESHMARSH OFF SEAWALL & OSPREY OVER EAST

*IMM SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB FLEW TWDS THORNHAM 07:15 & 7+LITTLE STINTS

*3 CURLEW SANDPIPERS STIFFKEY FEN & WOOD SANDPIPER

 

Monday 13th September 2010

The Arctic Warbler continued to show today and the Barred Warbler was present, showing on and off. Seawatching produced a Brent Goose, 14 Wigeon, 10 Teal, 11 Eider, 10 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 33 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, 34 Sandwich Terns and 5 Common Terns. Other birds of note included 12 Spoonbills in Thornham Channel, 2+ Wheatears on the beach, a Garden Warbler in front of the Dell Hide, and a Peregrine along the tideline.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ARCTIC WARBLER HOLME NOA & BARRED WARBLER BY HELIGOLAND TRAP 10:05 BUT NO SIGN RED-NECKED PHALAROPE ON REDWELL MARSH

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE c14:50 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES VIEWABLE FROM BEACH ROAD E/OF MANOR HOUSE & 4 SWIFTS

*NO SIGN WRYNECK CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE RIDGE

*14 LAPLAND BUNTINGS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE 200YDS E/OF WEST BANK 12:00

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS HOLME ON BEACH NEAR GOLF COURSE 07:00 THEN FLEW SW

*12 SPOONBILLS THORNHAM CHANNEL

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB FROM ISLAND HIDE & 2 LITTLE STINTS

*AD HOODED CROW CLEY W/OF BEACH ROAD THEN FLEW TO FIELD S/OF EYE FIELD

*BLACK TERN E/PAST SALTHOUSE 13:55

*OSPREY NW/OF AYLSHAM FLEW W/OVER SILVERGATE 11:00

*JUV OSPREY COCKSHOOT BROAD

 

Sunday 12th September 2010

The Arctic Warbler was still present, showing well in the morning and again later in the afternoon. A Barred Warbler was south of the Dell Hide from late morning. Other birds of interest included 5 Spotted and 3 Pied Flycatchers, a Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Arctic Skuas and 2 Bonxies on the sea, 16 Yellow Wagtails and 3 Grey Wagtails over, a Brambling, 8 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshanks and a Green Sandpiper, while on the NWT reserve a Redstart, 2 Whinchats and 2 Stonechats were of note. A Peregrine and a Wheatear were near the Golf Course. A number of migratory moths were also of interest including a Humming-bird Hawk Moth, 5 Rush Veneers, and 3 Pale Mottled Willows.

At Redwell Marsh the Red-necked Phalarope continued to show all day.

 

Saturday 11th September 2010

The Arctic Warbler was present again today and showing in the pines north of the Observatory reserve. On the sea a single Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 10 Gannets, a Great Skua and 5 Sandwich Terns were noted. A Hobby and 2 Common Buzzards were of interest, and a major passage of hirundines included 125 Sand Martins, 4,300 Swallows, 200+ House Martins and at least 20 Swifts were also counted. A Redstart was at the west end of the pines on the NWT reserve, and on the NOA a Garden Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroats, 2 Willow Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, and a Treecreeper were present.

At Redwell Marsh the juvenile Red-necked Phalarope was seen all day, together with a Ruff and 2 Green Sandpipers and a Redstart in the corner of the paddock.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ARCTIC WARBLER HOLME 17:40 30YDS BEYOND SEAWATCHING HIDE SHOWING WELL

*RED-NECKED PHALAROPE HOLME NOA FROM REDWELL MARSH 17:25 BUT HIDE NOW CLOSED FOR NON-MEMBERS. BARRED WARBLER HOLME NOA JUST W/OF 1ST HIDE W/OF RINGING HUT THIS A/NOON

*BARRED WARBLER HOLME NOA 15:30 BTW RINGING HUT+1ST HIDE THO ELUSIVE  

*WRYNECK CLEY 200YDS E/OF N/END OF NORTH BANK+7 LAPLAND BUNTING 100YDS W/OF EAST BANK

 

Friday 10th September 2010

The Arctic Warbler was again present in the pines north of the NOA reserve and showed well at times, among a large mixed flock which included Blue, Great, Coal and Long-tailed Tit, 2 Willow Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff, a Treecreeper, 5 Chaffinches and a Spotted Flycatcher. A Spoonbill was again on the broadwater early morning.

At Redwell Marsh the Red-necked Phalarope continued to show all through the day.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ARCTIC WARBLER 18:15 HOLME NOA ON SEAWARD SIDE OF PINES E/OF BOARDWALK TO BEACH FROM NWT VISITOR CENTRE

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE 17:30 HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH FROM HIDE+3 GREEN SANDS .ACCESS TO HIDE FOR NON MEMBERS 3 POUNDS

*WRYNECK CLEY NWT AT 15:15 200 YDS E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK JUST N/OF ARNOLD'S MARSH NT

*POMARINE SKUA PAST SHERINGHAM THIS MRNG+4 ARCTIC SKUA, BONXIE & BLACK TERN

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY OPPOSITE SEA POOL

*9 RED-CRESTED POCHARD ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD

*OSPREY THORNHAM OVER LIFEBOAT INN AT 07:10

*18 CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER+6 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 3 GREENSHANK, RUFF & 7 WHINCHAT

 

Thursday 9th September 2010

Highlights were the continued presence of the Arctic Warbler which was seen a number of times during the afternoon, although it was often elusive. The bird was last seen just after 5pm in the sycamore and willow trees near the heligoland trap. Other birds of note included a Redstart, 2 Spotted and 1 Pied Flycatchers, and a Garden Warbler. At least 14 Common Buzzards flew through east and 5 Spoonbills were on the Broadwater mid morning. On the sea 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Fulmar, 2 Gannets, 36 Sandwich Terns, 15 Common Terns and a Black Tern were observed. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was again seen around the buddleia.

On Redwell the Red-necked Phalarope was still viewable from the members' hide.

 

Wednesday 8th September 2010

The Arctic Warbler was not confirmed on site today but a report was received of the bird being seen on the north side of the pines north of the coastal footpath early afternoon. Migrants included 2 Spotted and 1 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Redstarts, 30+ Willow Warblers, 6 Chiffchaffs, 8 Lesser Whitethroats, 20 Whitethroats, 100+ Swallows, 16 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Wheatears, and a Marsh/Willow Tit glimpsed in the pines. Other birds of interest included a Little Egret, 7 Whimbrel, 3 Green Sandpipers, 3 Black Terns, 1 Barn Owl and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was near the Observatory building.

On Redwell Marsh the Red-necked Phalarope was again seen from the members' hide. Four Green Sandpipers were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ARCTIC WARBLER HOLME NOA IN BUSHES N/OF FOOTPATH THRU PINES AT 14:00 . JUV RED-NECKED PHAL ON REDWELL MARSH.

*POSS IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF RPTD 15:00 HEACHAM CALLING IN BUSHES ON MINI-ROUNDABOUT AT NORTH BEACH

*AD MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE 18:20 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES BY CABLE STATION+AD MALE BLACK REDSTART

*BARRED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS IN ELDERS JUST W/OF WHIRLIGIG AT 08:45

*WRYNECK CLEY NWT AT 19:20 FLEW TO ROOST 100YDS E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK 

 

Tuesday 7th September 2010

The Arctic Warbler was retrapped at 8.40am and released into the buddleia near the Observatory, but remained very elusive, being glimpsed on just three occasions during the day. Other common migrants of note included 5 Yellow Wagtails, 10 Redstarts, 1 Wheatear, a probable Barred Warbler still present, 3 Garden Warblers, 2 Spotted and 2 Pied Flycatchers. An Avocet, 200 Golden Plovers, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 45 Swallows, 10 House Martins, 60 Meadow Pipits, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Sedge Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps, 8 Chiffchaffs, 25 Willow Warblers, 4 Goldcrests and 3 Reed Buntings were also of interest. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was seen briefly outside the Observatory.

The Red-necked Phalarope remained on Redwell Marsh (unfortunately there were not sufficient volunteers available to open the hide to non-members).

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ARCTIC WARBLER 12:25 HOLME NOA AT W/END IN PINES N/OF BANK

*SHORT-TOED LARK BLAKENEY POINT NEAR HALFWAY HOUSE +PROB COMMON ROSEFINCH BY LIFEBOAT STATION BRIEFLY & 2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS OVER

*WRYNECK 19:25 CLEY NWT JUST N/OF ARNOLD'S MARSH 200YDS E/OF EAST BANK

*BARRED WARBLER HORSEY BTW HORSEY GAP & NELSON HEAD TRACK BY FENCE RUNNING SW 12:30

*BARRED WARBLER 1.5MLS NNE/OF WELLS AT EAST HILLS

*BARRED WARBLER ECCLES AT S/END OF NORTH GAP N/OF TRACK BTW LEE COTTAGE & THE SNEE COTTAGE 18:40

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE 17:10 HOLME NWT 150YDS BEFORE HOUSE

*RED-BACKED SHRIKE GORLESTON IN BEACON PARK BRIEFLY

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH BUT NO ACCCES TO HIDE FOR NON-MEMBERS +PIED FLYCATCHER & 2 REDSTARTS

 

Monday 6th September 2010

Today's highlights was a superb Arctic Warbler ringed this morning, together with an arrival of common migrants including a Pied and 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 6 Chiffchaffs, 8 Willow Warblers, 3 Redstarts, and a Barred Warbler seen briefly near the heligoland trap early this morning. Other birds of note included a Cory's Shearwater reported out to sea, and Common and Green Sandpipers along the Broadwater.

The Red-necked Phalarope was again showing welll during the day from the members' hide at Redwell Marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ARCTIC WARBLER 18:20 HOLME NOA IN PINES BRIEFLY

*JUV ORTOLAN BUNTING 19:30 KELLING HEATH 300YDS E/OF LEVEL CROSSING ON SE/SIDE OF BURNT AREA SHOWING WELL THEN FLEW TO GORSE

*WRYNECK HEACHAM ON SEAWALL BTW C/PK & HEACHAM DAM 08:45

*WRYNECK WAXHAM 200YDS NW/OF SHANGRI-LA CHALET IN HEDGE 17:00 +BARRED WARBLER 400YDS SE/OF CHALET N/OF PATH TO BEACH IN THICKET & LAPLAND BUNTING FLEW SE

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE HOLME NOA BTW FORESTRY & PINES 12:15

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH FROM MEMBERS HIDE 09:30 - DAY PERMIT 3 POUNDS FOR NON-MEMBERS

*UNCON RPT CORY'S SHEARWATER OFF HOLME THIS MRNG & BARRED WARBLER HOLME NOA NEAR HELIGOLAND TRAP

*BARRED WARBLER WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 40YDS W/OF CONCRETE BLOCKS

*GREY PHALAROPE PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS 09:15 +3 ARCTIC SKUAS & BONXIE

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER N/PAST HOPTON 15:05 & 2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS PAST EARLY MRNG

*SOOTY SHEARWATER S/PAST WAXHAM EARLY MRNG & 2 ARCTIC SKUAS

*OSPREY 11:10 ROCKLAND BROAD THEN FLEW EAST

*OSPREY LENWADE AROUND PORTERS LANE EARLY A/NOON BUT MOBILE

*3 BLACK REDSTARTS HEACHAM BY No.50 NORTH BEACH

 

Sunday 5th September 2010

At Holme NOA today highlights were 3 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Spoonbills east at 5.30pm, 13 Golden Plovers, 5 Whimbrels, 1 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, a Kingfisher, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 85 Swallows and 75 House Martins east, a Tree Pipit and 200 Meadow Pipits over, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 20+ Redstarts arriving during the day, in the dunes on the NWT reserve 2 Whinchats, 2 Stonechats, 4 Wheatears and 2 Red-backed Shrikes. Also of note were 10 Lesser Whitethroats, 20 Whitethroats, 4 Garden Warblers, 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, a Spotted and a Pied Flycatcher.

At Redwell Marsh the Red-necked Phalarope was again showing well from the hide and two Redstarts were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*UNCON RPT SAVI'S WARBLER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB NEAR RIVER YARE / FEN TRAIL JUNCTION SINGING THIS MRNG & 2 OSPREYS

*UNCON RPT BAIRD'S SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE & 3 LITTLE STINTS

*BARRED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS W/OF WHIRLIGIG 09:10

*BARRED WARBLER 15:00 STIFFKEY 100YDS W/OF CAMPSITE

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE 14:20 WEYBOURNE 1/2ML W/OF BEACH C/PK BEHIND MOSS'S POOL & WRYNECK JUST E/OF MOSS'S POOL 14:00 BRIEFLY

*2 RED-BACKED SHRIKES HOLME NWT

*RED-NECKED PHALAROPE 14:00 HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH FROM MEMBERS HIDE +3 SPOONBILLS OVER & 2 PEREGRINES OVER OBS - DAY PERMIT 3 POUNDS FOR NON-MEMBERS

*FEM MONTAGU'S HARRIER E/OF CLEY FLEW S/OVER WALSEY HILLS NOA 10:30

*3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS CLEY NEAR CLEY EYE & 4 LITTLE STINTS ON NORTH SCRAPE

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE JUST W/OF BEACH C/PK BY LITTLE EYE 09:40 SHOWING WELL

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD 09:20 & 9 ARCTIC SKUAS PAST

*10 SPOONBILLS STIFFKEY FEN 10:15 +2 WOOD SANDPIPERS & GARGANEY

 

Saturday 4th September 2010

At Holme NOA at least 2 Barred Warblers were still present. Other highlights included 4 Pink-footed Geese on the marsh, 4 Pintail east, 5 Spoonbills east, 2 Whimbrel, 3 Green Sandpipers, 45 House Martins, 85 Meadow Pipits, 6 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Redstart, 12 Lesser Whitethroats, 9 Whitethroats, 1 Garden Warbler, 10 Blackcaps, 10 Chiffchaffs, 13 Willow Warblers, a Treecreeper, 4 Lapland Buntings circling the grazing marsh and 20 Reed Buntings west. Also of note were a Whinchat, a Stonechat and at least 2 Wheatears in the dunes on the NWT reserve, together with a juvenile Red-backed Shrike and another Barred Warbler.

On Redwell Marsh the juvenile Red-necked Phalarope was again showing well throughout the day from the members' hide, and a Redstart and a Whinchat were also noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SHORT-TOED LARK 16:40 BLAKENEY POINT 350YDS E/OF HALFWAY HOUSE

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE HOLME NWT 14:20 NEAR VIS'CTR & BARRED WARBLER

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE 16:20 WEYBOURNE AT E/END OF WEYBOURNE CAMP BY POOL

*ICTERINE WARBLER WALSEY HILLS NOA NEAR S/END BRIEFLY 11:35

*BARRED WARBLER HOLME NOA & RED-NECKED PHALAROPE ON REDWELL MARSH FROM MEMBERS HIDE - DAY PERMIT 3 POUNDS FOR NON-MEMBERS

*POSS HONEY BUZZARD HOLME NOA NW/OVER REDWELL MARSH TWDS GOLF COURSE MID MRNG & 4 LAPLAND BUNTINGS FLEW E/OVER OBS

*9 SPOONBILLS STIFFKEY FEN +2 WOOD SANDPIPERS & SPOTTED REDSHANK

*7 SPOONBILLS OVER OLD HUNSTANTON 17:25

*7 SPOONBILLS W/OVER CLEY NWT 06:00

*6 SPOONBILLS MORSTON QUAY 17:20

*6 CURLEW SANDPIPERS BREYDON WATER FROM SOUTH WALL

*JUV LITTLE STINT CANTLEY BEET FACTORY+JUV SPOTTED REDSHANK,11 RUFF & 9 GREEN SANDPIPER

*OSPREY ROCKLAND BROAD SHOWING WELL LATE A/NOON

*LAPLAND BUNTING WAXHAM NEAR PIPE DUMP THIS MRNG+WHINCHAT

 

Friday 3rd September 2010

At Holme NOA a very busy day included 2 Barred Warblers, 2 Redstarts, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Piued Flycatcher, 1 Stonechat, 8 Sedge Warblers, 15 Reed Warblers, 10 Lesser Whitethroats, 15 Whitethroats, 1 Garden Warbler, 8 Blackcaps, and a Nuthatch was very unusual. 150 Meadow Pipits flew through during the day with 8 Reed Buntings and 3 Great Spotted Woodpeckers also of note. 7 Whimbrel, 1 Spotted Redshank and 2 Greenshank also flew through. A juvenile Red-backed Shrike was in the dunes on the NWT reserve.

At Redwell Marsh a juvenile Red-necked Phalarope was showing well throughout the afternoon.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ICTERINE WARBLER 19:00 WELLS AT EAST HILLS+2 WHINCHAT

*RED-NECKED PHALAROPE HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH AT 13:25. ACCESS TO HIDE FOR NON NOA MEMBERS 3 POUNDS

*BARRED WARBLER HOLME NOA TRAPPED & RELEASED BY THE OBS AT 12:35

*BARRED WARBLER (UNRINGED) HOLME NOA AT 16:45 VIEWABLE FROM BANK BEHIND THE DELL

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE 13:30 HOLME NWT ON SE/SIDE OF RESERVE ON HOLME MARSH

*CORNCRAKE HOLME NWT IN DUNES SW/OF  VISITOR CENTRE AT MIDDAY

*HONEY BUZZARD OVER WEYBOURNE EARLY A/NOON

*5 SPOONBILL W/PAST HOLME NOA AT 16:45

*12 CURLEW SANDPIPER AD+11 JUV BREYDON WATER OFF SOUTH WALL

*10+ CURLEW SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL .LITTLE STINT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*NUTHATCH HOLME NOA IN PINES

Thursday 2nd September 2010

A quieter day, highlights were 5 Snipe, 10 Whimbrel and 120 Curlew east, 3 Greenshank and 2 Green Sandpipers, 45 Meadow Pipits west, and a female Redstart in the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ICTERINE WARBLER 16:50 E/OF CLEY AT WALSEY HILLS NOA NEAR S/END SHOWING WELL

*AD MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE WEYBOURNE TRAPPED & RINGED BY BEACH C/PK & RELEASED AT 13:15

*2 COMMON CRANE S/OVER WELNEY WWT AT 09:53

*WHINCHAT HOPTON-ON-SEA+3 WHITE WAGTAIL

*LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK AT 08:30 WITH LINNETS

*3 CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER FROM SOUTH WALL THIS MRNG

*SHORT-EARED OWL HOLME NOA S/OF MARSH AT 19:12

*2 JUV SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN AT 18:40

Wednesday 1st September 2010

Seawatching highlights were 44 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Gannets, 13 Sandwich Terns and 1 Common Tern. A Green Sandpiper was on the Broadwater, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 37 Meadow Pipits, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Mistle Thrushes and 4 Reed Buntings flew through. Around the reserve 4 Sedge Warblers, 8 Reed Warblers, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Whitethroats, 2 Garden Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, a Pied Flycatcher and a Treecreeper were seen.

Tuesday 31st August 2010

A Wryneck and two Barred Warblers were trapped during the day. A Wood Warbler and 2+ Pied Flycatchers were seen throughout the day.Two Common Cranes flew through east at 8.05am, and a passage of 40+ Common Buzzards included a possible Honey Buzzard. Other highlights were, on the sea 58 Common Scoter, a Red-breasted Merganser east, 14 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern. Around the reserve a Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warblers, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Whitethroats, 2 Garden Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Goldcrests and a Treecreeper were of interest. Twenty Yellow Wagtails flew over calling and 2 Whimbrel and 2 Grenshank also flew through.

A Clouded Yellow butterfly was in the car park area and a Grayling, 2 Wall Browns, a Small Heath and 2 Common Blues were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SHORT-TOED LARK 1/2ML W/OF CLEY BEACH C/PK ALONG BLAKENEY POINT NEAR BLUE BOAT BUT MOBILE

*2 BARRED WARBLERS HOLME NOA & WRYNECK

*BARRED WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT IN PLANTATION & LAPLAND BUNTING AT THE POINT

*BARRED WARBLER 15:35 STIFFKEY 300YDS W/OF CAMPSITE C/PK IN ELDERBERRY

*WRYNECK 12:20 1ML S/OF WAXHAM JUST SE/OF CARAVAN PARK IN DUNES BUT ELUSIVE

*WRYNECK BLAKENEY POINT AT THE HOOD ON E/SIDE IN SUAEDA 12:20

*NO SIGN RED-BACKED SHRIKE BTW SALTHOUSE & WALSEY HILLS

 

Monday 30th August 2010

At Holme NOA today highlights were on the sea 150+ Teal, 15 Pintail, 3 Eider, 100 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 1 Sooty Shearwater west, 7 Manx Shearwaters, 1 juv Long-tailed Skua, 100+ Great Skuas, 40+ Arctic Skuas, and 1 Black Tern. A Wood Warbler was in the staff car park area late afternoon and 19 Yellow Wagtails flew over while in the dunes on the NWT reserve a Whinchat and 13 Wheatears were recorded. Around the Observatory a Garden Warbler and 2 Pied Flycatchers were of particular note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SHORT-TOED LARK 18:15 W/OF CLEY BEACH C/PK BTW COASTGUARDS & BLUE BOAT BUT MOBILE

*FEM/JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE THIS EVNG BTW SALTHOUSE & WALSEY HILLS OFF A149 TG.066.441

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE 18:30 WAXHAM N/OF CAMPSITE IN SE/CORNER

*WRYNECK THIS EVNG BLAKENEY POINT AT THE HOOD IN SE/CORNER

*WRYNECK WARHAM GREENS BY W/TRACK 17:50

*4 IMM LONG-TAILED SKUAS PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK BY 10:10 +AD POMARINE SKUA, 2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS, 2 MANX SHEARWATERS, JUV LITTLE GULL, JUV ARCTIC TERN, 6 PURPLE SANDPIPERS, 50 BONXIES & 25+ARCTIC SKUAS

*2 LONG-TAILED SKUAS PAST SHERINGHAM BY MID MRNG +BALEARIC SHEARWATER, 2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS, 30 BONXIES, 20 ARCTIC SKUAS & LITTLE GULL

*LONG-TAILED SKUA PAST HOLME +50+BONXIES & 30+ARCTIC SKUAS

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA CLEY NWT ON BEACH BEHIND NORTH HIDE LATE A/NOON THEN FLEW W/OVER EYE FIELD

*AD POMARINE SKUA E/PAST CLEY THIS EVNG

*SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST HOLME NOA +100 BONXIES, 40+ARCTIC SKUAS, BLACK TERN & PIED FLYCATCHER

*11+SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*WOOD WARBLER HOLME NOA IN STAFF C/PK 17:29 SHOWING WELL. NOA MEMBERS ONLY AFTER 17:00

*6 CURLEW SANDPIPERS CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 11:55

*STORM PETREL RPTD W/PAST SHERINGHAM 07:15

 

Sunday 29th August 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 203 Teal west, 8 Eider on the beach, 139 Common Scoter, 3 Fulmars west, 1 Sooty Shearwater west ,1 Cory's Shearwater west, 5 Manx Shearwaters west, 142 Gannets, 28 Snipe west offshore, 4 Pom Skuas west, 30 Arctic Skuas, 1 Long-tailed Skua along the beach, 15 Great Skuas, 33 Sandwich Terns, 4 Common Terns, 5 Arctic Terns, 3 Little Terns and 2 Black Terns. Also of note were 8 Black-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper, 37 Swallows, 40 House Martins, 2 Yellow Wagtails, a Mistle Thrush, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Chiffchaffs and a Treecreeper.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SHORT-TOED LARK 14:50 BLAKENEY POINT c300YDS W/OF CLEY BEACH C/PK IN FLIGHT

*BARRED WARBLER WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES BY HERMANUS RESTAURANT BRIEFLY IN SCRUB 10:30

*CORY'S SHEARWATER PAST HOLME NOA IN 8HRS +LONG-TAILED SKUA, 4 POM SKUAS, SOOTY SHEARWATER, 15 BONXIES, 30+ARCTIC SKUAS, 6 MANX SHEARWATERS, 2 BLACK TERNS & 3 ARCTIC TERNS

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA E/PAST SHERINGHAM 15:45 +BALEARIC SHEARWATER, SOOTY SHEARWATER, 10 BONXIES, 40 ARCTIC SKUAS & 20 MANX SHEARWATERS

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA W/PAST CLEY BY 09:00 & 12 ARCTIC SKUAS

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA S/PAST HOPTON LATE A/NOON +2 BONXIES & 17 ARCTIC SKUAS

*POMARINE SKUA PAST SHERINGHAM THIS A/NOON +3 SOOTY SHEARWATERS, 70 ARCTIC SKUAS, 35 BONXIES & OSPREY

*2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS PAST CLEY

*13 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE +JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER, JUV GARGANEY & WHINCHAT IN EYE FIELD

*AD COMMON CRANE SALTHOUSE N/OF A149 W/OF BEACH C/PK 11:45

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD

*JUV BLACK-NECKED GREBE STIFFKEY FEN

*2 BLACK TERNS PAST WALCOTT 09:00

*LITTLE STINT CANTLEY BEET FACTORY & 4 GREEN SANDPIPERS

 

 

Saturday 28th August 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 109 Teal, 12 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Gannets, 24 Sandwich Terns and 10 Common Terns. Wader highlights were 30 Golden Plovers, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Whimbrel, 143 Curlews, 37 Redshanks, 4 Greenshanks, and 4 Green Sandpipers. There was no further sign of either the Barred or Icterine Warblers on the site, birds of note were limited to a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Chiffchaffs, a Treecreeper and a Jay.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREENISH WARBLER N/OF WELLS AT EAST HILLS 14:00 SHOWING WELL

*SHORT-TOED LARK 19:10 BLAKENEY POINT 200YDS W/OF CLEY BEACH C/PK ON S/SIDE OF SHINGLE RIDGE BUT ELUSIVE

*BLUETHROAT EARLY A/NOON BLAKENEY POINT AT THE HOOD BUT ELUSIVE

*NO SIGN ICTERINE WARBLER WALSEY HILLS NOA THIS EVNG

*BARRED WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT AT LONG HILLS 09:20

 

Friday 27th August 2010

At Holme NOA today highlights were an Icterine Warbler and a Barred Warbler trapped and ringed and 73 Gannets, 47 Arctic Skuas, 12 Great Skuas, 5 Kittiwakes and an Arctic Tern on the sea. A probable Cory's Shearwater flew through east. Also of note were a Hobby and a Peregrine, 48 Whimbrel, 10+ Greenshank, 7 Green Sandpipers, 1 Common Sandpiper, 45 House Martins, a Tree Pipit, 2 Redstarts, 2 Wheatears, 20+ Lesser Whitethroats, 25 Whitethroats, 7 Garden Warblers, 3 Pied Flycatchers and a male Bullfinch.

Three Humming-bird Hawk Moths were on the buddleia.

On Redwell Marsh a Wood Sandpiper was showing well early evening.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BOOTED WARBLER 18:30 BLAKENEY POINT ON YANKEE RIDGE BUT ELUSIVE

*ICTERINE WARBLER TRAPPED HOLME NOA RELEASED AT 07:50 BY THE OBS

*ICTERINE WARBLER 17:45 E/OF CLEY AT WALSEY HILLS NOA BEHIND SNIPES MARSH BUT ELUSIVE

*BARRED WARBLER HOLME NOA TRAPPED & WILL BE RELEASED AT 12:30 BY THE OBS

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE WEYBOURNE AT DENMARK HOUSE EARLY A/NOON ONLY

*BLUETHROAT BLAKENEY POINT BETWEEN HALFWAY HOUSE & THE HOOD AT 19:45

*WRYNECK 16:49 SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL+2 WHINCHAT

 

 

 

Wednesday 25th August 2010

Seawatching today at Holme NOA produced 13 Common Scoter, 3 Gannets, 5 Arctic Skuas, 23 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns and 5 Little Terns. Waders included 80 Black-tailed Godwits, 45 Whimbrel, 10+ Greenshanks, and 8+ Green Sandpipers. At least 6 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Swift, and 10 House Martins flew over, while a Hobby and 4 Buzzards were noted. Around the reserve 18 Sedge Warblers, 6 Reed Warblers, 15 Lesser Whitethroats, 25 Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps, 4 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers and a Treecreeper were counted. 2 Redstarts were reported in the forestry on the NWT reserve.

Moths included a Humming-bird Hawk Moth, a Dark Sword-Grass, a White Point and a Gold Spot. Butterflies included Grayling, Small Copper and Common Blue.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRNDET

*AD COMMON CRANE BETWEEN CLEY & SALTHOUSE AT 11:18 SHOWING WELL+11 SPOONBILL ON NORTH SCRAPE & 2 LITTLE STINTS

*2 VELVET SCOTER OFF WINTERTON N/OF BEACH HUTS AT 16:20

*5 ARCTIC SKUA PAST HOLME NOA+2 REDSTART IN PINES

 

Tuesday 24th August 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 3 Common Scoter, 3 Fulmars and 29 Gannets. Other birds of interest included 3 Avocets, 2 Snipe, 20 Black-tailed Godwits, a Spotted Redshank, 30 Redshank, 1 Greenshank and 3 Green Sandpipers, while overhead 2 Sand Martins, 10 Swallows and 50+ House Martins flew through west. At least 10 Yellow Wagtails and 2 Turtle Doves flew over west, and a Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 10 Willow Warblers, 25 Long-tailed Tits and a Treecreeper were in the scrub.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN MARSH WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT ON NEAR POINT 

*AD COMMON CRANE CLEY NWT FLEW W/FROM POPE'S MARSH 09:50 +12 SPOONBILLS & 3 LITTLE STINTS

*OSPREY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB BY VIS'CTR HIDE MID MRNG +BITTERN & 6 MARSH HARRIERS

*OSPREY OVER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY 13:30

*OSPREY S/OVER HOPTON 18:30 +JUV LITTLE GULL & 25 MED GULLS

*2 FEM/IMM VELVET SCOTERS WINTERTON OFF BEACH C/PK +LITTLE GULL, 2 BONXIES & 3 ARCTIC SKUAS

*SPOTTED REDSHANK HOLME NOA

*RUDDY SHELDUCK SNETTISHAM ON STANTON'S LAKE 10:15 & 20 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*ESC FERRUGINOUS DUCK CANTLEY BEET FACTORY 14:35 THEN FLEW DOWN RIVER YARE WITH FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD

 

Monday 23rd August 2010

At Holme NOA today highlights were 2 Marsh Harriers, a Common Buzzard, 4 Avocets, 300 Golden Plovers west, on the marshes 2 Snipe, 12 Black-tailed Godwits and 5 Green Sandpipers, 13 Whimbrel flew over and 15 Common Terns flew along the Broadwater. A Swift, 2 Sand Martins and 25 Swallows were of note, and around the reserve a Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warblers, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Whitethroats, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, 10 Chiffchaffs and 12 Willow Warblers were counted. A Spotted Flycatcher was in the pines, and 2 Treecreepers were with the tit flock.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*9 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 18:45 +GARGANEY ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE, 8 GREEN SANDPIPERS & 6 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*AD COMMON CRANE CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK 14:30 +2 WHIMBREL ON ARNOLD'S MARSH & 6 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*OSPREY MID A/NOON STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB BUT NO SIGN WILLOW EMERALD DAMSELFLIES

*BLACK TERN PAST SHERINGHAM +24 ARCTIC SKUAS & 2 LITTLE GULLS

*PIED FLYCATCHER NORWICH AT OLD COSTESSEY OFF MARRIOTTS WAY BY MARSH

 

Sunday 22nd August 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 2 Fulmars, 1 Gannet, 5 Arctics and 1 Great Skua, and 141 Sandwich Terns. Also of note were 9 Buzzards, 4 Little Egrets, 5 Avocets, 1 Ruff 2 Snipe, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 25 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 2 Green Sandpipers and a Common Sandpiper. A Lesser Whitethroat and a Garden Warbler were in the scrub and 2 Yellow Wagtails flew over calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD HOODED CROW CLEY NWT S/OF EYE FIELD VIEWABLE FROM WEST BANK 13:10

*7 SPOONBILLS (2 JUVS) BRANCASTER

*JUV SPOONBILL CLEY NWT W/OVER NORTH SCRAPE 07:35 +2 LITTLE STINTS & CURLEW SANDPIPER

*AD SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN THIS MRNG

*AD COMMON CRANE CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK IN FIELD 16:25

*AD COMMON CRANE OVER LENWADE 13:00

*AD COMMON CRANE KELLING QUAGS 08:50 THEN FLEW EAST

*2 WOOD SANDPIPERS CLEY NWT FROM NORTH HIDE +3 JUV LITTLE STINTS & WHINCHAT BTW NORTH HIDE & C/PK

*2 FEM/JUV VELVET SCOTERS WINTERTON OFF CAFE

*2 WHINCHATS BUCKENHAM FROM MILL

*2 WHINCHATS CLEY NWT BY NORTH HIDE 11:00

*REDSTART WELLS AT EAST HILLS

 

Saturday 21st August 2010

Highlights today were on the sea 15 Gannets and 4 Arctic Skuas, on the marshes 5 Avocets, a Little Ringed Plover, 2 Ruff, 18 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Whinchats in the dunes, and 4 Barn Owls, 3 Swifts, 8 Sand Martins and 18 Swallows were also of interest.  

NORFOLK

*UNCON RPT 2 SPOTTED CRAKE c3.5MLS E/OF SOUTH CREAKE BY STREAM BY CREAKE ROAD OPP.CHURCH RUINS c18:00

*5 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT+3 LITTLE STINT, 3 WOOD SANDPIPER, CURLEW SANDPIPER, 6 GREENSHANK, 6 GREEN SANDPIPER & 6 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER

*JUV BLACK-NECKED GREBE CANTLEY BEET FACTORY ON LARGE REEDLESS SETTLEMENT POOL 15:00

*RED KITE NW/OF NORWICH OVER DRAYTON 14:05 

 

Thursday 19th August 2010

Five Spoonbills (3 adults and 2 juvs) were of particular note, while 3 Green Sandpipers, 3 Whimbrel and 20 House Martins were also of interest.

NORFOLK

*MALE LESSER GREY SHRIKE KELLING 20:20 2/3ML N/OF KELLING IN SALLOW JUST NW/OF KELLING QUAGS TG.091.439

*GREENISH WARBLER E/OF HOVETON OFF A1062 AT BEWILDERWOOD ADVENTURE PARK BY BOAT POND ON BOAT TRIP THIS MRNG (HEARD ONLY)

*JUV WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN HICKLING BROAD NWT ON N/SIDE OF HEIGHAM CORNER LATE EVNG (MAY BE VIEWABLE FROM WEAVERS' WAY)

*POSS PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT MID-A/NOON

*MONTAGU'S HARRIER OR PALLID HARRIER CROMER FLEW NW/OVER A140 17:10

*AD COMMON CRANE NE/OF CLEY IN CATTLE FIELD BTW ARNOLD'S MARSH+SEA POOL 11:30+WHINCHAT BY BEACH

*3 HONEY BUZZARD GREAT RYBURGH WATCHPOINT+MARSH HARRIER  

*SPOONBILL FLEW W/OVER CLEY NWT 19:15+8 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (4 AD, 3S, 2 2S, JUV)

*2 SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FLEW E/OVER SALTMARSH 18:55

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 09:15 THEN FLEW OFF+3JUV LITTLE STINT, AD CURLEW SANDPIPER, AD WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH10:50+14 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*AD HOODED CROW CLEY NWT IN FIELD S/OF EYE FIELD MID-A/NOON

 

Wednesday 18th August 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 5 Fulmars, 5 Gannets, 1 Arctic Skua, 4 Sandwich Terns, 5 Common Terns and 2 Little Terns. At least 6 Willow Warblers were in the scrub.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE LESSER GREY SHRIKE 20:10 1/2ML N/OF KELLING JUST E/OF N/END OF QUAGS 

*6 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 17:03+2 LITTLE STINT, 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER & 2 WOOD SANDPIPER

*COMMON CRANE CLEY NWT ON POPE'S MARSH AT 14:35

*2 BLACK REDSTART S/OF HUNSTANTON BY CHALETS 37 & 48

 

Tuesday 17th August 2010

Highlights included 57 Golden Plover, 4 Snipe, 48 Curlew, 2 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpipers, a Wood Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Swifts, a Yellow Watail, 1 Garden Warbler and a Treecreeper with the tit flock.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE LESSER GREY SHRIKE 20:00 1/2ML N/OF KELLING BY KELLING HARD C/PK SHOWING WELL 

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE. RESERVE OPEN 09:30-1700

*3 HONEY BUZZARDS GREAT RYBURGH FROM WENSUM VALLEY RAPTOR WATCHPOINT 15:00

*HOODED CROW CLEY S/OF A149 W/OF NORTH FORELAND PLANTATION IN FIELD PROB VIEWABLE FROM VIS'CTR 07:50

*2 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT FROM BUXTON HIDE 11:00 THEN FLEW EAST

*AD COMMON CRANE W/OVER CLEY NWT TWDS BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH 19:15

*PIED FLYCATCHER GORLESTON THIS EVNG & WHINCHAT

*2 RUDDY SHELDUCKS PENTNEY GPs

 

Monday 16th August 2010

Seawatching today produced 4 Wigeon, 83 Teal, 47 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 2 Manx Shearwaters east, 151 Gannets, 13 Arctic Skuas, 10 Great Skuas, 3 Kittiwakes, 7 Sandwich Terns, 13 Common Terns and a Black Tern west. Waders of interest included 2 Avocets, 26 Golden Plovers, 18 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper and 2 Common Sandpipers. 4 Sand Martins, 25 Swallows and 6 House Martins flew through, and around the reserve 1 Garden Warbler, 8 Willow Warblers, a female Redstart, 1 Pied Flycatcher a Fieldfare and a Treecreeper were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DOTTEREL WINTERTON IN BEACH C/PK EARLY MRNG

*UNCON RPT STORM PETREL W/PAST CLEY NWT 07:35 +10 SPOONBILLS, 2 WOOD SANDS, 2 LITTLE STINTS & 4 SPOT'SHANKS

*2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS E/PAST HOLME NOA 07:30

*2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS PAST SHERINGHAM BY 10:00 +7 MANX SHEARWATERS, 20 ARCTIC SKUAS & 5 BONXIES

*SOOTY SHEARWATER W/PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS BY 09:00 +PUFFIN, 5 MANX SHEARWATERS & 4 ARCTIC TERNS

*BLACK TERN PAST HOLME NOA IN 2.5HRS +7 BONXIES, 8 ARCTIC SKUAS & 3 KITTIWAKES

*AD COMMON CRANE CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH 12:00

*JUV BLACK REDSTART HUNSTANTON 400YDS S/OF SOUTH BEACH 17:50

*10 ARCTIC TERNS HOPTON-ON-SEA +2 ARCTIC SKUAS, BONXIE, SPOTTED REDSHANK & 2 JUV MED GULLS

*PIED FLYCATCHER HOLME NOA

*PIED FLYCATCHER GREAT YARMOUTH IN CAISTOR ROAD CEMETERY 16:30

*FIELDFARE HOLME NOA OVER OBS LATE A/NOON

 

Sunday 15th August 2010

Seawatching today produced 12 Eider, 76 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 95 Gannets, 17 Arctic Skuas, and 2 Kittiwakes. North-easterlies produced some early migrants including a Whinchat in the dunes, 3 Pied Flycatchers, 5 Garden Warblers, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaffs, 28 Willow Warblers, a Treecreeper and a Reed Bunting on the reserve. A Green Woodpecker was also of note.

A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was on the buddleia and a Poplar Hawk moth was in the moth traps together with 2 Garden Tigers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*POSS GREENISH WARBLER WELLS WOOD (HEARD ONLY) IN THE DELL 11:45 BUT NOT SINCE+2 PIED FLYCATCHER

*ICTERINE WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT C500YDS E/OF HALFWAY HOUSE 12:20+REDSTART BUT NO SIGN 14:30

*ICTERINE WARBLER BURNHAM OVERY AT SEAWARD+E/ERN END OF BANK AT START OF DUNES 15:00

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA FLEW E/PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS 18:00

*AD SABINE'S GULL S/PAST WINTERTON DUNES 10:10

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER W/PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS 10:48

*COMMON CRANE SALTHOUSE VIEWED NE/FROM E/END OF WALSEY HILLS 13:10

*SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST SHERINGHAM 09:30

*CURLEW SAND CLEY NWT FROM DAUKE'S HIDE 11:00+2 WOOD SAND, 3 LITTLE STINT & 6 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*STORM PETREL PAST SHERINGHAM 07:27+7 ARCTIC SKUA & 3 BONXIE

*2 RUDDY SHELDUCK (1 DRK) PENTNEY GPS 17:35

*3 PIED FLYCATCHER HOLME+WHINCHAT & 17 ARCTIC SKUA PAST ON THE SEA

*PIED FLYCATCHER GORLESTON THIS MRNG+3 WHINCHAT, 4 YELLOW WAGTAIL & GREENSHANK OVER

*PIED FLYCATCHER GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY IN CHURCHYARD JUST S/OF S/SECTION 08:55

*PIED FLYCATCHER WELLS WOOD AT THE DELL C100YDS S/OF TOILET BLOCK 09:00

*AD HOODED CROW CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD AT S/END FROM WEST BANK

*BONXIE S/PAST HORSEY GAP

 

Saturday 14th August 2010

An easterly blow produced a few early mogrants including a female Redstart and a Pied Flycatcher traped and ringed, together with a juvenile Cuckoo, a Green Woodpecker and Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler. Seawatching produced 38 Common Scoter, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Fulmar, 12 Gannets, 20 Sandwich Terns, and 1 Common Tern.

A Scarce Silver Y was in the moth traps and a Humming-bird Hawk Moth was on the buddleia.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREENISH WARBLER WELLS AT EAST HILLS (HEARD ONLY)+6 PIED FLYCATCHER

*ICTERINE WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT BEFORE HALFWAY HOUSE+WRYNECK & 1+REDSTART

*JUV MONTAGU'S HARRIER FLEW W/OVER BURNHAM NORTON MARSHES 12:10+SPOONBILL W/AT 12:30

*COMMON CRANE CLEY NWT 15:30 ON POPE'S MARSH+WHINCHAT, CURLEW SANDPIPER, 2 LITTLE STINT, 4 WOOD SANDPIPER, 6 SPOTTED REDSHANK, GREENSHANK & 10 GREEN SANDPIPER AROUND THE RESERVE

*12 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+WHINCHAT, 3 WOOD SANDPIPER & 2+ SPOTTED REDSHANK FROM BILLY'S HIDE

*SOOTY SHEARWATER N/PAST HOPTON-ON-SEA MID-A/NOON+2 ARCTIC TERN & 10 MED GULL

*FIRECREST WELLS WOOD AT THE DELL THIS A/NOON

*6 PIED FLYCATCHER HOLME. 4 HOLME NOA, 2 HOLME NWT

*4 PIED FLYCATCHER WELLS WOOD IN THE DELL+MED GULL OVER

*4 PIED FLYCATCHER WARHAM GREEN

*2 PIED FLYCATCHER BLAKENEY POINT IN THE PLANTATION

*2 PIED FLYCATCHER TRIMINGHAM+WHINCHAT

*PIED FLYCATCHER HORSEY BY NELSON HEAD TRACK EARLY A/NOON+WHINCHAT

*PIED FLYCATCHER SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL

*PIED FLYCATCHER JUST E/OF WALSEY HILLS NOA IN COPSE S/OF A149 09:40

*PIED FLYCATCHER HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END C100YDS W/OF CROSSTRACKS 15:30

*PIED FLYCATCHER GREAT YARMOUTH ON SENNA ROAD+MALE REDSTART IN CAISTOR ROAD CEMETERY+REDSTART

*IMM FEM REDSTART HOLME NOA TRAPPED+RINGED 10:20+IMM PIED FLYCATCHER AT 11:15

*21 GREEN SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY+2 GREENSHANK & 11 WHIMBREL

*8 GREEN SANDPIPER DEREHAM SEWAGE WORKS+2 GREENSHANK

 

Friday 13th August 2010

At Holme NOA today some exciting seawatching included 6 Wigeon, 42 Teal, 376 Common Scoter, 18 Fulmars, a Cory’s Shearwater east at 8.50am, 35 Gannets, 14 Golden Plovers, a Pom Skua, 8 Arctic Skuas, 2 Bonxies, a juvenile Med Gull, 42 Sandwich Terns, 39 Common Terns, 7 Arctic Terns and 7 Little Terns. Waders included a Little Ringed Plover, a Little Stint, a Curlew Sandpiper, and 10+ Green Sandpipers on the NWT reserve, also 17 Dunlin, 14 Snipe, 20 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Greenshank and a Common Sandpiper. 6 Swifts, 150+ Swallows and 75+ House Martins flew through during the day and 3 Whitethroats, 1 Blackcap and a Willow Warbler were of interest around the reserve.

Despite the rough conditions a Humming-bird Hawk Moth, a Wall Brown, Small Heath and Holly Blue were among the butterflies on the buddleia.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER 08:30 SNETTISHAM RSPB JUST S/OF BEACH HUTS+31 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 10 GREENSHANK & 2 GREEN SANDPIPER

*ICTERINE WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT AT LONG HILLS THO ELUSIVE+BLACK GUILLEMOT PAST

*1 CORY'S SHEARWATER E/PAST HOLME 08:15-09:15+2 ARCTIC SKUA, 7 ARCTIC TERN. 21 TEAL PAST W/

*POMARINE SKUA HOLME PAST GORE POINT THIS MRNG+4 ARCTIC SKUA & 3 MANX SHEARWATER

*12+ SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE MID-A/NOON THO MOBILE+4 LITTLE STINT, CURLEW SANDPIPER, 2 WOOD SANDPIPER & 15+ RUFF

*3 SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN 09:30+JUV BLACK TERN FLEW W/.

*BLACK GUILLEMOT W/PAST SHERINGHAM 12:25

*SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST SHERINGHAM+JUV ARCTIC TERN

*SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST CLEY BEACH C/PRK 12:45-15:15+5 MANX SHEARWATER, AD ARCTIC TERN, BONXIE & 13 ARCTIC SKUA

*CURLEW SANDPIPER HOLME DUNES NWT+LITTLE STINT, 10+ GREEN SANDPIPER & 2 GREENSHANK

*2 RUDDY SHELDUCK (1 DRK) PENTNEY GPS

*BONXIE OFF SNETTISHAM RSPB

 

Thursday 12th August 2010

Seawatching today produced 4 Teal, 2 Eider, 1 Common Scoter, 1 Fulmar, 6 Gannets, an adult Med Gull, 50 Sandwich Terns, 75 Common Terns, 1 Arctic Tern and 16 Little Terns. 9 Avocets, 8 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshank and 5 Green Sandpipers flew through during the day. A movements of 25 Swallows and 40 House Martins was of interest, while 6 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Goldcrests and a Treecreeper were around the reserve. A Humming-bird Hawk Moths was on the buddleia outside the Observatory.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*POSS IMM MASKED BOOBY RPTD SE/PAST MUNDESLEY AT 06:50 THEN SE/PAST SEA PALLING

*MALE HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS DISPLAYING OVER RAPTOR WATCHPOINT AT 13:00

*MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER HOLME NWT THIS MRNG+MARSH HARRIER, 6 GREEN SANDPIPER & 24 BLACK-TAILED GODWIT

*11 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT+4 WOOD SANDPIPER, 2 LITTLE STINT, 17 GREENSHANK, 6 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 22 RUFF & 10 GREEN SANDPIPER

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD WITH ROOKS THIS MRNG

*2+ SPOONBILL HOLKHAM NNR FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE BUT ELUSIVE

*2 RUDDY SHELDUCK 1 DRK PENTNEY GPs

 

 

Wednesday 11th August 2010

Two Humming-bird Hawk Moths were again on the buddleia in front of the Observatory. Also of note were 2 Painted Ladies, 2 Graylings, a Small Copper, 6 Gatekeepers and 2 Common Blues.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE THIS A/NOON

*2 HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS FROM RAPTOR WATCHPOINT PALE MORPH OVER GREAT WOOD AT 15:10. DARK MORPH OVER E/AT 13:35

*6 WOOD SANDPIPER CLEY NWT+8 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 4 GREENSHANK

*15 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE +JUV LITTLE STINT,3 WOOD SAND,AD CURLEW SAND & RUDDY SHELDUCK

*SPOONBILL HOLME NOA ON BROADWATER AT 10:10+7 AVOCET, GREEN SANDPIPER & 18 BLACK-TAILED GODWIT

*2 SPOONBILL STIFFKEY AT 12:20

*SPOONBILL W/OVER BRANCASTER STAITHE EARLY EVNG

*2 WOOD SANDPIPER CLEY NWT AT 15:00 FROM DAUKES HIDE+2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 2 COMMON SANDPIPER, 9 SPOTTED REDSHANK, AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL & FEM RUDDY SHELDUCK

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD 17:30+AD SPOONBILL, AD CURLEW SANDPIPER, 2 LITTLE STINT, 7 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER & 2 YELLOW WAGTAIL

*AD COMMON CRANE 20:10 BETWEEN CLEY & SALTHOUSE THEN FLEW TO ARNOLD'S MARSH+10 SPOONBILL, 2 WOOD SANDPIPER & 7 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL ON CLEY NWT

*2 CASPIAN GULL 1s+JUV 5MLS SE/OF KINGS LYNN AT NAR VALLEY FISHERIES ON WEST LAKE AT MIDDAY+10 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 2AD+2 1s+6 JUV

 

Tuesday 10th August 2010

Seawatching today produced 26 Gannets, 1 Little Gull, 3 Arctic Skuas, 317 Sandwich Terns, 150 Common Terns, 7 Arctic Terns, 8 Little Terns and a Black Tern. Other birds of note included a Little Egret and a Spoonbill, 4 Avocets, 8 Whimbrel, and 42 Redshanks.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s DRK KING EIDER RPTD 2MLS N/OF WINTERTON 

 

Sunday 8th August 2010

At Holme NOA today highlights were on the sea 11 Teal, 1 Pintail, 39 Common Scoter, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 17 Fulmars, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 13 Manx Shearwater, 248 Gannets, 26 Arctic Skuas, 1 Kittiwake, 366 Sandwich Terns, 86 COmmon Terns, 6 Little Terns and a Black Tern west. Also of note were 3 Spoonbills flying east at 7.15am and a male Montagu's Harrier flying west over the grazing marsh at 4.05pm. Waders included 5 Avocets, 30 Golden Plovers, 2 Snipe, 25 Black-tailed Godwits, and 5 Green Sandpipers. A Green Woodpecker, a Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Willow Warblers were also of interest. At least 2 Humming-bird Hawk Moths were feeding at the buddleia all day.

 

Saturday 7th August 2010

Seawatching today produced 32 Common Scoter, 14 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, 50 Sandwich Terns, 44 Common Terns and 4 Little Terns. Waders included 5 Avocets, 3 Snipe, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Green Sandpipers, and 1 Common Sandpiper. Also of interest were 8 Swifts and 16 Swallows. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was on the buddleia, and in the moth traps 2 Marbled Clovers and a Dark Sword-grass were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*KENTISH PLOVER BREYDON WATER 15:55 VIEWED FROM SOUTH WALL BY FOOTBALL PITCH BUT NO FURTHER SIGN BY 19:00

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE THO ELUSIVE

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE VIEWABLE FROM WEAVER'S WAY FOOTPATH 17:42+LITTLE GULL & 5 WOOD SANDPIPER

*21 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 16:55+2 CURLEW SANDPIPER

*4 SPOONBILL WEST BURNHAM NORTON 15:30

*SPOONBILL THORNHAM HARBOUR THIS A/NOON+175 SANDWICH TERN   

*AD COMMON CRANE SALTHOUSE IN 1ST STUBBLE FIELD W/OF DUN COW PUB 08:20

*8 WOOD SANDPIPER HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE FROM WEAVER'S WAY THO MOBILE

*WOOD SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 16:17

*AD HOODED CROW CLEY NWT IN FIELDS S/OF EYE FIELD NEAR CATTLE FEEDERS 11:30

*PEREGRINE CLEY NWT FLEW W/OVER BEACH C/PRK 18:30

 

Friday 6th August 2010

Seawatching today produced 2 Common Scoter, 5 Fulmars, 12 Gannets, 15 Sandwich Terns, 22 Common Terns and 4 Little Terns. A ring-tail Montagu's Harrier flew through west and 2 Green Sandpipers, 22 Golden Plover a Black-tailed Godwit, and 10 Swallows were of note. A Humming-bird Hawk moth was still around the buddleia.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE VIEWABLE FROM WEAVER'S WAY FOOTPATH+LITTLE GULL

*MONTAGU'S HARRIER (RINGTAIL) HOLME NWT ON S/SIDE OF MARSH HEADING W/AT 13:49

*COMMON CRANE CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS A/NOON+10 SPOONBILL & HOODED CROW ON EYE FIELD

*COMMON CRANE CLEW NWT ON SALINE POOLS 20:10

 

Thursday 5th August 2010

Seawatching today produced 16 Teal, 1 Pintail, a drake Scaup flew west, also 14 Eider, 6 Common Scoter, 20 Fulmars, 89 Gannets, 8 Arctic Skuas, a Med Gull, 168 Sandwich Terns, 99 Common Terns, 3 Arctic Terns and 21 Little Terns were observed. 15+ Whimbrel flew through west and a Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Whitethroat and a Willow Warbler were also of note. A Spoonbill was on the first NWT pool mid afternoon.

At least 3 Humming-bird Hawks were on the buddleia outside the Observatory for much of the day.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*COMMON CRANE BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH AT E/END 20:30-20:48 THEN FLEW TOWARDS BLAKENEY HARBOUR

*AD COMMON CRANE CIRCLING OVER SALTHOUSE AT 10:20

*COMMON CRANE CLEY E/OF E/END OF WALSEY HILLS S/OF A149 IN NE/CORNER OF STUBBLE FIELD 2 FIELDS BACK FROM ROAD AT 09:58

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD VIEWABLE FROM EMBANKMENT NEAR SLUICE GATE 16:30  

*14 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT+AD HOODED CROW

*3 SPOONBILL HOLKHAM NNR FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE 16:00

*SPOONBILL HOLME NWT MID A/NOON +DRAKE SCAUP, 8 ARCTIC SKUAS & 3 ARCTIC TERNS FLEW W/

*5 MED GULL (2 AD, 2S, 2 1S) HOPTON-ON-SEA+ARCTIC SKUA & WHIMBREL PAST S/.

*ARCTIC SKUA W/PAST SHERINGHAM AT 08:00

*AD FEM MERLIN BREYDON WATER ON POST FROM HIDE 14:15

 

Wednesday 4th August 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SOOTY SHEARWATER N/PAST HOPTON-ON-SEA AT 11:25+ARCTIC TERN  PAST S/

*2 SPOONBILL W/OVER BRANCASTER STAITHE AT 17:30

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD LATE A/NOON

 

Tuesday 3rd August 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 31 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 5 Gannets and 60+ Sandwich Terns. Also of note were a Little Egret, a COmmon Buzzard, 31 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Snipe, 3 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpipers, 2 Common Sandpipers and a juvenile Med Gull. A juvenile Cuckoo was again along the east bank and 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps and 3 Linnets were also seen.

At least 6 Humming-bird Hawk Moths were in the area.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HONEY BUZZARD SW/OF HOLT FLEW SW/TOWARDS THORNAGE AT 13:45

*15 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE LATE A/NOON THEN FLEW EAST+AD CURLEW SANDPIPER ON ARNOLD'S MARSH

*2 CASPIAN GULL 1s+JUV 5MLS SE/OF KINGS LYNN AT NAR VALLEY FISHERIES ON WEST LAKE AT MIDDAY+10 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 2AD+2 1s+6 JUV

*AD HOODED CROW CLEY E/OF WEST BANK MID A/NOON

 

Monday 2nd August 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 9 Teal, 6 Eider, 39 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 33 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, a juvenile Kittiwake and 91 Sandwich Terns. Other birds of interest were a juvenile Cuckoo ringed mid morning, 2 Green Woodpeckers in the pines, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 24 Whimbrel and 5+ Greenshank flying through, and a Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and 1 Goldcrest around the reserve.

At least 2 Humming-bird Hawk Moths were still around the buddleia all day.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RINGTAIL MONTAGU'S HARRIER W/OVER BURNHAM OVERY AT 07:30

*4 SPOONBILL BURNHAM OVERY ON POOL E/OF SEAWALL THEN 1 FLEW WEST

*JUV WHINCHAT WAXHAM BEHIND DUNES AT POPLAR FARM

*16 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+GARGANEY, CURLEW SANDPIPER & 2 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

 

Sunday 1st August 2010

A BIG THANKYOU TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART IN AND ATTENDED THE ANNUAL CRICKET MATCH, ANOTHER VERY ENJOYABLE OCCASION - YOUR SUPPORT WAS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED!

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD AT 16:15

*16 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT MIDDAY+AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL . AD DARK MORPH ARCTIC SKUA PAST WEST

*12 ARCTIC SKUA OFF HOLME NOA LATE MRNG

*10 GREEN SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY+2 RUFF 

Saturday 31st July 2010

Seawatching today produced 12 Common Sctoer, 8 Gannets, 4 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas, 131 Sandwich Terns and 90 Common Terns. A Spoonbill was on the Broadwater.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*17 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 08:55

*COMMON CRANE E/OVER EAST RUNTON AT 20:00

*HOODED CROW SALTHOUSE AT 13:54 IN FIELD NE/OF BLOOMSTILE LANE TG077432

*SPOONBILL HOLME NOA ON BROADWATER

*9 LITTLE GULL N/THRU HOPTON-ON-SEA +ARCTIC TERN & 29 MED GULL 20AD+2S+3 1S+5JUV

*LITTLE GULL HICKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE+GREEN SANDPIPER & 39 RUFF

 

Friday 30th July 2010

Seawatching today included 42 Gannets, 4 Arctic Skuas, 2 Fulmars and 60 Common Scoter, together with 31 Sandwich Terns and 5 Common Terns. The Green Woodpecker was still around the reserve. Two Humming-bird Hawk Moths were seen during the day.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*15 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE +CURLEW SAND ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE & 2 Y-L.GULLS

*RED KITE SE/OF GUIST AT TWYFORD CIRCLING OVER A1067

*6 MANX SHEARWATERS PAST SHERINGHAM +2 BONXIES, 2 ARCTIC SKUAS & 2 LITTLE EGRETS

*4 ARCTIC SKUAS PAST HOLME NOA

*2 BONXIES PAST TRIMINGHAM

 

Thursday 29th July 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 5 Common Scoter, 3 Fulmars, 12 Gannets, 1 Arctic Skua, 16 Sandwich Terns, 8 COmmon Terns and a Little Tern. Around the marshes 10 Whimbrel flew over west and a Common and 2 Green Sandpipers were of note. A Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Treecreeper were of interest.

A Humming-bird Hawk Moths was on the buddleia throughout the day.

NORFOLK

*HONEY BUZZARD GREAT YARMOUTH W/OVER BUSINESS PARK BY JUNCTION OF A12 & PASTEUR ROAD AT 15:01

*10 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE +AD CONTINENTAL BLACK-TAILED GODWIT,CURLEW SANDPIPER,9+SPOTTED REDSHANKS,c20 WHIMBREL  & 4 ARCTIC SKUAS PAST

*4 WHIMBREL W/PAST WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA THIS A/NOON

Wednesday 28th July 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 4 Fulmars, 7 Gannets, 27 Knot, 44 Sanderling, 8 Curlew, 1 pale phase Arctic Skua, 60 Sandwich Terns, 11 Common Terns and 10 Little Terns. 2 Green Sandpipers and a Common Sandpiper were around the Broadwater and a Green Woodpecker was in the pines. A Redpoll sp flew over calling.

NORFOLKNEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE BUT ELUSIVE.RESERVE OPEN 09:00 TO 17:00

*NO SIGN OF 1s DRK KING EIDER WEST RUNTON/SHERINGHAM BY 10:55

*3 HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS OVER GREAT WOOD FROM RAPTOR WATCHPOINT LATE MRNG

*11 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+3 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 8 GREEN SANDPIPER & 2AD  YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

*ARCTIC SKUA HOPTON-ON-SEA+AD LITTLE GULL & 7 MED GULL 3AD+3JUV+1s

 

Tuesday 27th July 2010

Two Spoonbills flew in from the east and landed on the Broadwater. Another good seawatch this morning produced 1 Eider, 134 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe east, 12 Fulmars, 50 Gannets, 6 Golden Plover west, 5 Arctic Skuas, 187 Sandwich Terns, 77 Common Terns and 14 Little Terns. Waders of note included 3 Greenshank, 3 Green Sandpipers and 2 Common Sandpipers. A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling and a Green Woodpecker was also of interest.

A very busy day for moths, highlights were a Diamond-back, 1 Pale Mottled Willow, 4 Silver Ys, a Buff Footman, 2 Antler Moths, a Rivulet, 2 Pine Hawks, 2 Small Elephant Hawks and a Poplar Hawk.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s DRK KING EIDER 19:40 WEST RUNTON OFF C/PK ON SEA. 2 POUNDS PARKING

*1s DRK KING EIDER 18:10 SHERINGHAM JUST E/OF SEAWATCHING SHELTER DRIFTING EAST

*2 SPOONBILLS HOLME NOA ON THE BROADWATER EARLY A/NOON +5 ARCTIC SKUAS PAST & GRASSHOPPER WBLR

*SPOONBILL OVER TITCHWELL RSPB VIEWABLE FROM FEN HIDE 08:00. ACCESS VIA MEADOW TRAIL. NO ACCESS TO WEST BANK PATH

*2 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT

*3 AD LITTLE GULLS S/PAST HOPTON-ON-SEA THIS A/NOON & 4 MED GULLS

 

Monday 26th July 2010

Seawatching today produced 1 Teal west, 112 Common Scoter, 5 Fulmars, 70 Gannets, 1 Golden Plover west, 82 Sanderling, 6 Turnstones, 8 Arctic Skuas, 1 Med Gull, 1 Kittiwake, 188 Sandwich Terns, 50 Common Terns, and 8 Little Terns.  Waders included 60 Whimbrel east and 4 Green Sandpipers. 2 Green Woodpeckers were around the reserve. At least 3 Hummiong-bird Hawk Moths were feeding and butterflies included Small Copper, Grayling, Small Skipper and a Painted Lady.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT 16:30 THEN FLEW TWDS BLAKENEY +2 CURLEW SANDS ON NORTH SCRAPE & 2 Y-L.GULLS ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE

*8 ARCTIC SKUAS PAST HOLME NOA

 

Sunday 25th July 2010

Seawatching highlights were 4 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 24 Gannets, 4 Grey Plovers, 15 Sanderling, 29 Bar-tailed Godwits, 8 Curlew, 3 Redshank, 4 Turnstones, 104 Sandwich Terns, 23 Common Terns and 8 Little Terns. Around the reserve a Common Sandpiper and 2 Greenshank flew along the Broadwater, a Green Woodpecker and a Grasshopper Warbler were of note. A Crossbill was seen briefly at the entrance.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT & 2 GARGANEY. RESERVE OPEN 09:30-17:00

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 09:38

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD THEN FLEW S/OVER THE HANGS 15:00

*6 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 12:52 (9 EARLIER) +2 CURLEW SANDS & 4 SPOT'SHANKS

*MALE BLACK REDSTART BTW HUNSTANTON & HEACHAM AT BEACH HOUSE WITH YELLOW WINDOWS IN GARDEN 09:05

*CROSSBILL HOLME NOA BY ENTRANCE BRIEFLY

 

Saturday 24th July 2010

Seawatching produced 56 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 24 Gannets, 1 Arctic Skua, 172 Sandwich Terns, 16 Common Terns and 7 Little Terns. Waders included 15 Oystercatchers, 3 Avocets, 49 Sanderling, 19 Dunlin, 20 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Whimbrel, 54 Redshank and a Green Sandpiper. Three Spoonbills were on the Broadwater. A Green Woodpecker, a male Grasshopper Warbler, and a Treecreeper were of interest.

Up to 5 Humming-bird Hawk Moths were around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE BUT ELUSIVE. RESERVE OPEN 09:30-1700

*AD PEC SAND WELNEY WWT+IMM SPOONBILL. RESERVE OPEN 09:30-17:00

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER LATE A/NOON TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH & 4 SPOT'SHANKS

*3 SPOONBILLS HOLME NOA ON THE BROADWATER 16:45 +GREEN SAND & ARCTIC SKUA OFFSHORE

*SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN 20:00

*QUAIL S/OF BURNHAM MARKET BY B1355 N/OF CONCRETE PAD 12:00

*WOOD SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE

*AD Y-L.GULL CANTLEY BEET FACTORY & 36 GREEN SANDS

 

Friday 23rd July 2010

Seawatching produced 13 Eider, 3 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, 1 Little Egret, 21 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns and 3 Little Terns. Waders included 17 Sanderling, 13 Bar-tailed Godwits, 18 Whimbrel, 5 Curlews, 1 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 6 Common Sandpipers and 2 Greenshank. Around the reserve a Green Woodpecker, 7 Reed Warblers, 2 Whitethroats, 1 Chiffchaff, and a Treecreeper were of note.

Insects included 3 Garden Tiger moths, 3 Scarce Footmen, 1 Lyme Grass,  and 2 Kent Black Arches, while butterflies included 3 Graylings, 18 Gatekeepers and 2 Red Admirals.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*PROB WILSON'S PETREL W/PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS 09:05

*PROB WILSON'S PETREL W/PAST SHERINGHAM 08:20

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT+IMM SPOONBILL

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 17:25

*8 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 15:00+2 CURLEW SANDS ON PAT'S POOL

*SPOONBILL 11:05 E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB

*3 MANX S'WTRS N/PAST TRIMINGHAM+ARCTIC SKUA

 

Thursday 22nd July 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced a Fulmar, a second year Gannet, 1 Sandwich Tern, and 7 Common Terns. Around the reserve 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Treecreeper, a male Bullfinch, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Green Sandpipers, and a Greenshank were of interest.

A Humming-bird Hawk moth was around the buddlea and 5 Pine Hawks, a Poplar Hawk, 2 Garden Tigers, 2 Diamond-backs, 2 Kent Black Arches, an Antler Moth, and 13 Silver Ys were in the traps.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBSERVATORY AT 10:30+JUV SPOONBILL

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 19:50+2 LITTLE STINT, WOOD SANDPIPER & 30 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB E/AT MIDDAY+14 COMMON CRANES W/OVER AT 09:40

*2 SPOONBILL W/OVER BURNHAM NORTON MARSHES AT 15:20

*10 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT FROM N/END OF EAST BANK AT 13:00

*2 AD CURLEW SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOLS AT 19:00

 

Wednesday 21st July 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBSERVATORY+SPOONBILL, 2 WOOD SANDPIPER. RESERVE OPEN 09:30 TO 17:00

*10 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT THIS EVNG+3 CURLEW SANDS,5 YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS,3 SPOTTED REDSHANKS,25 RUFF,3 CONTINENTAL BLACK-TAILED GODWITS & 10 GREEN SANDS 

 

Tuesday 20th July 2010

Seawatching today produced 50 Common Scoter, 15 Gannets, 18 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns and 5 Little Terns. A Grasshopper Warblers was reeling in the car park and two Bearded Tits were on the edge of the broadwater. At least 3 Whimbrel flew over calling and 40+ Lapwings flew through west.

At Redwell Marsh 13 Black-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper wand 2 Avocets were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD PEC SAND WELNEY WWT. RESERVE OPEN 09:30-1700

*2 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT TILL 06:00 ONLY +2 CURLEW SANDS, 8 GREEN SANDS, 2 SPOT'SHANKS, 4 MED GULLS & AD Y-L.GULL

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH 14:05 +12 SPOT'SHANKs & GREEN SAND BUT NO SIGN BUFF-BREASTED SAND  

 

Monday 19th July 2010

An interesting seawatch included 32 Common Scoter, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Fulmars, 7 Gannets, 26 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns, 1 Little Tern and 4 Brent Geese. Waders of note included 17 Lapwings west, 4 Whimbrel and a Greenshank flying over while a Wood Sandpiper was reported on the NWT pools.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*1+WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER OFF SOUTH WALL 07:15 ONLY

*UNCON RPT AD BUFF-BREASTED SAND TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS MRNG & SPOONBILL

*PEC SAND WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS 11:28. RESERVE OPEN 09:30-17:00

*8 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE & AD CURLEW SAND ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE

*SPOONBILL WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS 14:30. RESERVE OPEN 09:30-17:00

*2 WOOD SANDS CANTLEY BEET FACTORY EARLY A/NOON & 6 GREEN SANDS

*AD-SUM MED GULL CROMER PIER AT 19:30

 

Sunday 18th July 2010

At Holme NOA today 2 Yellow Wagtails flew over calling and 2 Whimbrel were also of note. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was in the disabled car park area late morning. Moths included Pine, Poplar, Privet and Eyed Hawk Moths together with 5 Garden Tigers, 6 Diamond-backs and 2 Kent Black Arches.

At Redwell Marsh 4 Greeen Sandpipers, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Oystercatchers, 8 Avocets and a Turtle Dove were of interest.

 

SATURDAY 17TH JULY MOTH DAY WAS A GREAT SUCCESS - THANKYOU TO EVERYONE WHO CAME ALONG! OVERALL 432 MOTHS OF 91 SPECIES WERE CAUGHT AND IDENTIFIED. Highlights were 4 Diamond-back, 1 Kent Black Arches, 1 Rusty Dot Pearl, 1 Garden Tiger, 1 Eyed Hawk, 2 Poplar Hawks, 1 Pine Hawk, 1 Oak Eggar, Burnished Brass, Buff Arches, Herald, Peach Blossom, Silky Wainscot, Southern Wainscot, Cream Bordered Green Pea, Scalloped Oak and many more.

Wader passage was also evident with at least 9 Whimbrel, 36 Curlews and 2 Greenshank passing through during the day.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BRIDNET PAGER

*NO SIGN RIVER WARBLER THORPE-NEXT-HADDISCOE BY 06:05

*AD BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH FROM ISLAND HIDE

*AD PEC SAND SNETTISHAM RSPB FROM ROOST HIDE 10:45

*AD PEC SAND WELNEY WWT. RESERVE OPEN 09:30-17:00

*GLAUCOUS GULL W/PAST CLEY NWT 12:35 +10 SPOONBILLS 12:30 ON NORTH SCRAPE, CURLEW SAND ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE & 5 SPOT'SHANKS

*HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS RAPTOR WATCHPOINT 12:35

Friday 16th July 2010

A blustery day produced just a single Gannet, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Sandwich Terns, 2 Little Terns and a single Sanderling west. Three Greenshank flew over the Broadwater late evening and a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling. Moths included Poplar and Pine Hawk, together with 10 Silver Ys. On Redwell a Green Sandpiper, 2 Redshank and 2 Teal were among the birds of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 13:40

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER MIDDAY WELNEY WWT. RESERVE OPEN 09:30--17:00

*RIVER WARBLER NO SIGN THGIS EVNG THORPE-NEXT-HADDISCOE IN BRIEF SEARCHES TODAY IN HIGH WINDS.NEXT VIEWING TOMORROW BETWEEN 05:00 & 08:00 ,TOMORROW'S FORCAST WINDS 8MPH EARLY MRNG

*11 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT THIS MRNG

*SPOONBILL W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB+4 WOOD SAND ON FRESHMARSH & 12 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

 

Thursday 15th July 2010

On the sea 7 Gannets, 2 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns and a Little Tern were seen while 2 Marsh Harriers were hunting the grazing marsh. Of note in the moth trap were a Cresecent Striped, a Marbled Clover, 1 Pine Hawk, 1 Poplar Hawk and a Buff Arches.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*RIVER WARBLER THORPE-NEXT HADDISCOE EARLY MRNG SHOWING WELL .VIEWING SATURDAY 05:00--08:00.PK ONLY IN NORTH END ROAD.TM435985

*AD BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB LATE EVNG ON FRESHMARSH+2 WOOD SANDS

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER 16:50 WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBSERVATORY. RES OPEN 09:30 TO 17:00

*11 SPOONBILL EARLY A/NOON CLEY NWT+2 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL,2 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 4 BLACK-TAILED GODWITS

 

Wednesday 14th July 2010

The clearing of the vegetation around the scrapes has already paid dividends as Redwell marsh now has up to five Green Sandpipers, eight Black-tailed Godwit, three Avocet and good numbers of Lapwing. The gull colony which had at one stage 200+ pairs of Black-headed Gull which produced at least 116 young, with nearly all fledging, have now departed leaving the marsh relatively quiet noise wise. Sea-watching produced several Gannets.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET, THE PREMIER BIRD INFORMATION SERVICE 

*AD BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 15:55+WOOD SAND

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBSERVATORY AT 16:23+IMM SPOONBILL. RESERVE OPEN 09:30 TO 17:00

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF KENTISH PLOVER CLEY NWT

*POSS WHITE STORK RPTD TITCHWELL RSPB OVER FIELDS W/OF RESERVE MID MRNG

*NO FURTHER SIGN OFWRYNECK by 14:05 ROYDON COMMON NWT IN FIELD OPPOSITE BIRCH DRIVE

 

Tuesday 13th July 2010

Redwell has been the main focus of works with the mowing of the field, removing vegitation around the edge of the scrapes. Good views can now be had of the main scrape and the scrape to the East of the hide with the latter having had some water added. Very little action around the Obs due to off site works.

 

Monday 12th July 2010

On the sea 6 Eider, 2 Fulmars, 12 Gannets, 18 Sandwich Terns, 1 COmmon Tern and 1 Little Tern were of interest. A single Crossbill was in the pines early afternoon.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +PEC SAND & SPOONBILL

*BLACK TERN N/PAST HOPTON-ON-SEA 12:00 & 2 AD MED GULLS

 

Sunday 11th July 2010

Highlights today were 24 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 7 Gannets, 66 Sandwich Terns, 7 Common Terns and 2 Little Terns on the sea, together with 135 Knot, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper and 1 Grasshopper Warbler also worthy of a mention.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RIVER WARBLER THORPE-NEXT-HADDISCOE EARLY MRNG - NO FURTHER ACCESS

*AD BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +AD PEC SAND & 2 SPOONBILLS

*11 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE & 2 GREEN SANDS

*SPOONBILL E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 14:45 & POSS LANDED

*AD SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN & AD MED GULL

 

Saturday 10th July 2010

At Holme NOA today higlights were 6 Eider and 2 adult Med Gulls on the beach, 35 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 4 Green Sandpipers, and a Grasshopper Warbler reeling. In the moth traps 15 Kent Black Arches, 2 Elephant Hawk Moths, 1 Small Elephant Hawk, 1 Poplar Hawk, 3 Pine Hawks, 2 Poplar Hawks and 2 Garden Tigers were of particular note. Three Dark Gren Fritillaries were on the NWT dunes reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RIVER WBLR THORPE-NEXT-HADDISCOE EARLY MRNG. FROM B1136 4MLS E/OF HALES GO N/ON CRAB APPLE LANE, LEFT AT T-JCTN+RIGHT AT SHARP LEFT BEND. FOLLOW SIGNS+PARK ONLY IN FIELD BY NORTH END RD. 2 POUNDS PER PERSON TM.435.985

*RIVER WARBLER ACCESS: ORGANISED VIEWING AGAIN THIS EVNG FROM 7PM & TOMORROW MRNG FROM 7AM-8AM, THEN NO FURTHER ACCESS. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE THESE TIMES & PARK ONLY IN DESIGNATED FIELD. 2 POUNDS PER PERSON

*AD BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER 19:00 TITCHWELL RSPB FROM ISLAND HIDE & AD PEC SAND

*10 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT VIEWABLE E/FROM EAST BANK

*2 SPOONBILLS THORNHAM MARSH THIS EVNG BUT ELUSIVE

*HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS RAPTOR WATCHPOINT DISPLAYING HIGH OVER C/PK 12:40

 

Friday 9th July 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 3 Fulmars west, 6 Gannets east, 21 Sandwich Terns, 4 Common Terns and 29 Little Terns. Moths included 4 Pine Hawk Moth, 1 Small Elephant Hawk Moth, 1 Eyed Hawk Moth, 1 Garden Tiger, and 2 Kent Black Arches.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RIVER WARBLER 20:00 THORPE-NEXT-HADDISCOE SINGING ON & OFF.ACCESS TOMORROW 05:00 - 08:00 THEN 19:00 - DUSK. SUNDAY MRNG IF BIRD PRESENT.PK ONLY IN FIELD BY NORTH END RD.TM435985.2 POUNDS PER CAR HAVE MONEY READY.

*10 SPOONBILL CLEY ON ARNOLD'S MARSH

*AD SPOONBILL CLEY NWT BEHIND SERPENTINE VIEWABLE FROM EAST BANK

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 12:15

 

Thursday 8th July 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RIVER WARBLER 21:00 THORPE-NEXT-HADDISCOE ON PRIVATE MARSH WITH NO GENERAL ACCESS.IF PRESENT ACCESS TOMORROW AT 19:00,PK IN FIELD BY NORTH END ROAD.DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY GATE WILL BE LOCKED TM435985

*AD BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 20:15

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER W/PAST SHERINGHAM MID MRNG

*2 COMMON CRANE SW/OVER PENSTHORPE WATERFOWL PARK TWDS GREAT RYBURGH AT 13:25+GREEN SAND

*10 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH AT 20:20

*BLACK REDSTART WAXHAM IN GARDEN AT POPLAR FARMHOUSE

*2 SPOONBILL E/OVER WELLS HARBOUR THIS EVNG

 

Wednesday 7th July 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 2 Fulmars, 7 Gannets, 18 Sandwich Terns, 19 COmmon Terns and 2 Little Terns. A Buzzard sp few in across the wash and a Little Ringed Plover was seen flying over the dunes. A steady afternoonb passage of Swifts was also of note. Moths of note were a Pine Hawk Moth, Small Elephant Hawk moth, a Gold Swift and several Brown Tails. On Redwell Marsh at least 3 Green Sandpipers were present.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RIVER WARBLER SINGING THORPE-NEXT-HADDISCOE ON PRIVATE MARSH 22:00. ACCESS TOMORROW 5:00-7:45 ONLY.DO NOT ARRIVE EARLY.PK ONLY AT NORTH END ROAD TM435985

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB BY 12:30 BUT 6 SPOTTED REDSHANKS PRESENT

*NO SIGN OF MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED)  WELNEY WWT  AT 7:30 BUT SPOONBILL ON MAIN LAGOON+3 RUFF. RESERVE OPENS 9:30-17:00

*2 AD SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON WHITWELL SCRAPE AT 7:15

*AD SPOONBILL HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH AT 14:26

 

Tuesday 6th July 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 1 Fulmar, 13 Sandwich Terns, 4 Common Terns, 4 Little Terns and an Auk sp west. Also of note were 2 Turtle Doves, and 2 Cetti's Warblers. Moth highlights were a Privet and an Elephant Hawk moth, together with 2 Pine Hawks.

On Redwell Marsh, over 200 Black-tailed Godwits were a tremendous sight.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RIVER WARBLER THORPE-NEXT-HADDISCOE BUT CURRENTLY FAVOURING INACCESSIBLE AREA. FUTURE ACCESS MAY BE ARRANGED IF BIRD RETURNS TO ACCESSIBLE AREA BUT CURRENTLY STRICTLY NO ACCESS

*AD BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER 6.15PM TITCHWELL RSPB JUST N/OF ISLAND HIDE VIEWABLE FROM PATH

*HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS RAPTOR WATCHPOINT OVER C/PK 2.35PM

*2 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT THIS EVNG

*ARCTIC SKUA S/PAST HOPTON-ON-SEA LATE A/NOON

*13 MANX S'WTRS W/PAST TRIMINGHAM 8.30-9.30AM

*11 CROSSBILLS W/OVER BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE 12.50PM

*200+BLACK-T.GODWITS HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH 2PM

 

Monday 5th July 2010

Seawatching higlights were 17 Gannets, 20 Sandwich Terns, 11 Common Terns and 3 Little Terns, while 3 Common Sandpipers were of particlar note. 3 Kent Black Arches, 2 Poplar Hawk Moths and 2 Pine Hawk Moths were in the moth traps.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RIVER WBLR THORPE-NEXT-HADDISCOE THIS EVNG AT STRICTLY PRIVATE SITE. FUTURE ACCESS MAY BE POSSIBLE. FURTHER DATES & TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED

*AD BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER 4.30PM TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH BUT ELUSIVE IN VEGETATION & 7 SPOT'SHANKS

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE. DIRECTIONS FROM VIS'CTR

*HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS OVER RAPTOR WATCHPOINT 1.40PM

*MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER NW/THRU CLEY NWT 12.46PM & 5 SPOONBILLS

 

Sunday 4th July 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 1 Manx Shearwater, 3 Gannets, 24 Sandwich Terns, 6 Common Terns, 4 Little Terns, 25 Grey Plovers, and 35 Bar-tailed Godwits. 13 Swifts, 2 Sand Martins, 15 Swallows, and 2 Grasshopper Warblers were also of note. 3 Dark Green Fritillaries were recorded on the NWT in the dunes. Moth highlights were a Kent Black Arches and a Lime Hawk Moth.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RIVER WBLR 10.25PM THORPE-NEXT-HADDISCOE. FROM B1136 4MLS E/OF HALES GO N/ON CRAB APPLE LANE, LEFT AT T-JCTN+RIGHT AT SHARP LEFT BEND. FOLLOW SIGNS+PARK ONLY IN FIELD BY NORTH END ROAD. 2 POUNDS PER PERSON TM.435.985

*BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH BUT ELUSIVE +11 SPOT'SHANKS & 1s LITTLE GULL

*5 IMM SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS MRNG

 

Saturday 3rd July 2010

Seawatching produced 3 Fulmars, 5 Gannets, 3 Kittiwakes, 3 Sandwich Terns, and 2 Common Terns. Also of interest were 6 Grey Partridges.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON BTW BURNHAM THORPE & NORTH CREAKE 11:20-11:24 THEN DRIFTED TWDS HOLKHAM

*NO SIGN BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB BUT SPOONBILL BRIEFLY 10:20 THEN FLEW WEST & GREEN SAND BUT NO SIGN CAMBERWELL BEAUTY

*HONEY BUZZARD 12:40 SWANTON NOVERS RAPTOR WATCHPOINT

*1s CASPIAN GULL 3MLS ENE/OF BECCLES AT ALDEBY TIP 17:00

*5 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS A/NOON +WOOD SAND & 3 GREEN SANDS

*AD SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN MID MRNG & SPOT'SHANK

*2 LITTLE GULLS TITCHWELL RSPB & 22 SPOT'SHANKS

 

Friday 2nd July 2010

A Treecreeper was still with the tit flock and Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler were around the reserve. A female Sparrowhawk was in the pines. Numerous butterflies included Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Red Admiral, Comma and Large Skipper.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*5 IMM SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS MRNG 

 AD BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER 8PM TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH BUT ELUSIVE+3 LITTLE GULLS & 2 SPOT/SHANKS

*HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS WATCHPOINT DISPLAYING OVER C/PK AT 3.15PM

*3 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT MID A/NOON

*GARGANEY CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+3 GREEN SANDS & 4 CONTINENTAL BLACK-T.GODWITS

Thursday 1st July 2010

A Marsh Harrier, a Treecreeper, 4 Gannets and 3 Sandwich Terns were highlights.

Wednesday 30th June 2010

Moth highlights today were a Lobster Moth, 2 Pine Hawk Moths, 2 Elephant Hawks, 2 Privet Hawks and a Small Elephant Hawk. Also of note were 3 Kent Black Arches, a Dark Sword-grass, a Brown Tail, 2 Scarce Footman, 4 Rosy Waves, 5 Lyme Grass, and 8 Shore Wainscots. Numerous Ringlet butterflies were around the reserve.

At Redwell Marsh 15 Black-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper and a Cuckoo were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK KITE 7PM STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB SHOWING WELL THEN FLEW TWDS BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*5 SPOONBILLS CLEY OFF EAST BANK ON POPE'S MARSH AT 6.20PM

*SPOONBILL E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB+ CAMBERWELL BEAUTY IN PICNIC AREA

 

Tuesday 29th June 2010

Another quiet day for birds, 8 Wigeon flying west over the Broadwater were of interest and 12 Swifts were feeding round the pines. 2 Sedge Warblers, 6 Reed Warblers, 15 Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and 6 Goldfinches were also counted. Moth highlights were 3 Red-necked Footman, a Privet Hawk Moth, a Kent Black Arches, a Buff Tip and a Green Pug.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE. DIRECTIONS FROM VIS'CTR 

*POT'SHANK BREYDON WATER OFF SOUTH WALL

 

Monday 28th June 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 1 Shelduck, 6 Eider, 147 Common Scoter, 5 Gannets, 15 Sandwich Terns, 3 Little Terns and a Bar-tailed Godwit. Moth trapping highlights were 4 Privet Hawk Moths, 1 Eyed Hawk Moth, 1 Elephant Hawk, 1 Small Elephant Hawk, 2 Peppered Moths, a Kent Black Arches and a Red-necked Footman. 2 Dark Green Fritillaries were reported from the NWT dunes reserve and a Camberwell Beauty was also reported.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*9 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL & 4 SPOT'SHANKS

 

Sunday 27th June 2010

Highlights today were 50 Common Scoters, 3 Fulmars, 1 Gannet, 38 Sandwich terns, 2 Common Terns, 2 Little Terns, 35 Avocets, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 13 Whimbrel, and a Razorbill on the beach.

 

Saturday 26th June 2010

Seawatching highlights were 54 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 10 Gannets, 71 Sandwich Terns and 3 Little Terns. Also of note were 5 Reed Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and a Whitethroat.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT DIRECTIONS FROM VISITOR CENTRE 

*AD.SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH 9.3OAM

*4 SPOT/SHANKS CLEY ON ARNOLD'S MARSH NT

*2 AD.MED GULLS KELLING HEATH IN SE/HORSE PADDOCKS

 

Friday 25th June 2010

A quiet day for birds, highlights were a Little Egret east along the beach, a Sparrowhawk in the pines, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, 1 Blackcap and a Reed Warbler in the scrub. Moths included 2 Privet Hawks, 2 Poplar Hawks and 2 Pine Hawks together with 35 Common Swifts, 30 Cinnabars, 1 Short-cloaked Moth, 1 Pale Prominent, 1 Barred Red, 2 Common Emeralds, 9 Bordered Whites, 1 Small Blood Vein, 1 White Plume Moth, 6 Haworth's Pugs, 1 Rosy Wave and a Green Pug. Butterflies remain very scarce after the cold blast last weekend, with only 2 Speckled Woods observed.

 

Thursday 24th June 2010

At Holme NOA today 25 Bar-tailed Godwits and 15 Sandwich Terns flew over the Observatory. Also of note were 2 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 8 Lesser Whitethroats, 5 Whitethroats, 7 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 7 Long-tailed Tits, and 2 Coal Tits around the reserve. A Red-necked Footman was in the moth trap together with an Eyed Hawk Moth, a SMall Elephant Hawk and 2 Pine Hawk Moths.

On Redwell Marsh 25 Black-tailed Godwits and a Turtle Dove were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) 2.15PM WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE. DIRECTIONS FROM VISITOR CENTRE.RES OPEN 9.30AM TILL 5PM

*3 SPOONBILLS AD+2 IMM 4PM CLEY NWT E/OVER ARNOLD'S MARSH. 4 SPOT/SHANKS SIMMOND'S SCRAPE. 2 HARBOUR PORPOISE OFF N/END OF EAST BANK

*AD SPOONBILL TILL 8.57AM CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH THEN FLEW WEST+LITTLE STINT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*RAVEN OVER KELLING HEATH AT 11.50AM THEN FLEW NORTH

 

 

Wednesday 23rd June 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) 12.15PM WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE. DIRECTIONS FROM VISITOR CENTRE.RES OPEN 9.30AM TILL 5PM

*2 AD SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON POPE'S MARSH AT 6.45PM+2 LITTLE STINTS ON NORTH SCRAPE

*3 SPOT/SHANKS TITCHWELL RSPB+3 RUFF 

 

Tuesday 22nd June 2010

At Holme NOA today an adult Red Kite flew west at around 1pm over the grazing marshes.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER W/PAST TITCHWELL RSPB 11.50AM & 2 SPOONBILLS FLEW E/AT 12PM

*5 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH

*2 SPOONBILLS E/OVER WEYBOURNE 1.15PM

*RED KITE EDGEFIELD TIP 3.20PM

*RED KITE HOW HILL N.R W/OVER REEDHAM WATER 11.50AM

*SPOT'SHANK TITCHWELL RSPB

 

Monday 21st June 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 36 Common Scoter, 4 Fulmars, 8 Gannets, 90 Sandwich Terns, 15 Common Terns and 16 Little Terns, and 400 Knot and 213 Bar-tailed Godwits were counted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT 11.15AM. DIRECTIONS FROM VIS'CTR

*HONEY BUZZARD RPTD THURSFORD OVER A148 BY CRAWFISH PUB 4PM

*HONEY BUZZARD RPTD SWANTON NOVERS RAPTOR WATCHPOINT 11.45-11.55AM

*2 SPOONBILLS GREAT YARMOUTH NE/OVER BRADWELL N.R LATE A/NOON

*2 SPOONBILLS KELLING WATER MEADOWS TILL 4.30PM THEN FLEW EAST

*SPOONBILL THIS A/NOON CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH +WOOD SAND ON NORTH SCRAPE 2.30PM & 3 SPOT'SHANKS

*2 RED KITES GREAT RYBURGH FROM WENSUM VALLEY RAPTOR WATCHPOINT 6PM

*2 SPOT'SHANKS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +3 LITTLE GULLS & PAIR RED-CR.POCHARDS

 

 

 

Sunday 20th June 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 2 Fulmars, 39 Gannets, 2 Kittiwakes, 33 Sandwich Terns, 14 Common Terns, 2 Arctic Terns and 28 Little Terns. Over 700 Knot flew east at high tide. Around the reserve a Sparrowhawk, 3 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whitethroats and a male Blackcap were of interest.

Moth trapping was very poor owing to the cold north winds, but a Common Swift a Marbled Minor sp and a Lychnis were of interest. Two Speckled Woods and a Large Skipper were seen around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE. DIRECTIONS FROM VIS'CTR

*HONEY BUZZARD RPTD SWANTON NOVERS RAPTOR WATCHPOINT 2PM

*AD SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON AVOCET SCRAPE 9.15AM +AD LITTLE STINT ON NORTH SCRAPE & 1s LITTLE GULL

 

Saturday 19th June 2010

At Holme NOA today strong northerlies produced some exciting seawatching with highlights including 3 Common Scoters west, 6 Fulmars, 39 Manx Shearwaters moving with some very close inshore, 127 Gannets, 19 Knot, 250 Bar-tailed Godwits, 17 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns and 19 Little Terns. The moth catch was very poor with just 11 species including a Buff Ermine, 4 Sand Darts and a Mottled Beauty.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE MID-A/NOON+LITTLE STINT & 3 AD.SPOT/SHANKS

*6 1s LITTLE GULLS TITCHWELL RSPB+2 RED-CR.POCHARDS

*30 MANX S/WATER PAST HOLME NOA SINCE 10AM

*MANX S/WATER PAST OVERSTRAND 8.35AM

*SANDWICH TERN COLNEY GPs 10.36AM 

 

Friday 18th June 2010

A flock of 85+ Swifts were feeding over the pines and a Cuckoo was heard. A Grasshopper Warbler was singing near the entrance, 3 Lesser Whitethroats were singing on the reserve. A Marsh Tit was near the ringing shed. Moths included 10 Sand Darts and 1 Small Elephant Hawk. 3 Speckled Woods were flying around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) 10.55AM WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE. DIRECTIONS FROM VISITOR CENTRE.RES OPEN 9.30AM TILL 5PM

*MARSH WBLR TILL 8.40AM CLEY NWT SINGING BETWEEN VISITOR CENTRE & OLD WOMAN'S LANE BUT NO FURTHER SIGN BY 9.20AM

*5 SPOONBILLS 4.30PM TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 SPOT/SHANKS,RUFF,4 LITTLE GULLS & RED-CRESTED POCHARD

*5 SPOONBILLS PAST HOLME NOA E/TWDS THORNHAM AT 4.20PM

*SPOONBILL E/OF CLEY N/OF A149 BETWEEN EAST BANK & IRON ROAD AT 4.15PM *CO.DURHAM 2 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS BISHOP MIDDLEHAM ON CASTLE LAKE

*SPOONBILL (COLOUR RINGED ) CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH AT 8.40AM

*2 CHILEAN FLAMINGOS CLEY NWT AT 7PM

 

Thursday 17th June 2010

5 Pochard were on the Broadwater and on the sea 2 Gannets and 38 Sandwich Terns were of note. A Hobby was hunting early morning.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) 9.30AM WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE. DIRECTIONS FROM VISITOR CENTRE.RES OPEN 9.30AM TILL 5PM 

 

Wednesday 16th June 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 12 Eider, 1 Fulmar, 4 Gannets, 110 Knot, 15 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Terns and 10 Little Terns.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) 12.45PM WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE. DIRECTIONS FROM VISITOR CENTRE.RES OPEN 9.30AM TILL 5PM

*ROSEATE TERN CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE BRIEFLY LATE EVNG

*HONEY BUZZARD NEAR GREAT RYBURGH FROM WENSUM VALLEY RAPTOR WATCHPOINT AT MIDDAY

*AD SPOONBILL CLEY NWT+CURLEW SAND & SPOT/SHANK

*ARCTIC SKUA BREYDON WATER N/OVER SOUTH WALL AT 7.15PM 

 

Tuesday 15th June 2010

At Holme NOA today a juvenile Marsh Tit was ringed and a Reed Warbler which was at least 9 years old was retrapped at the Observatory. Two Lesser Whitethroats were singing and a Little Egret flew past. A poor night for moths, a Diamond-back was nevertheless of note and a Brown Argus and 4 Speckled Woods were flying around the reserve in the sunshine.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE 4PM. DIRECTIONS FROM VIS'CTR

*SPOONBILL E/OVER BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH 9.30AM

*1s CURLEW SAND CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 9.20AM

*4. 1s LITTLE GULLS BREYDON WATER AT E/END THIS MRNG AT HIGH TIDE

*3 LITTLE GULLS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

 

 Monday 14th June 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE. DIRECTIONS FROM VIS'CTR

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 9.40AM & WOOD SAND 9.10AM

 

Sunday 13th June 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 13 Eiders, 12 Gannets, an adult Med Gull, 38 Sandwich Terns, 19 Common Terns, and 13 Little Terns. 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 1 Cuckoo and a drake Mandarin on the Broadwater were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE SHOWING WELL. FURTHER DIRECTIONS FROM VIS'CTR. RESERVE OPEN 9.30AM-5PM

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE 8PM SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK NEAR BEACH C/PK IN SEA BUCKTHORN

*3 SPOONBILLS JUST E/OF BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE THIS A/NOON

*3 SPOONBILLS W/OVER CLEY NWT 9.40AM & CURLEW SAND ON NORTH SCRAPE

*2 COMMON CRANES S/OVER BERNEY MARSHES RSPB 11.20AM

*DRK MANDARIN HOLME NOA ON BROADWATER

 

Saturday 12th June 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 2 Gannets, 2 Fulmars and 5 Sandwich Terns, a Grasshopper Warbler was singing and 2 Lesser Whitethroats were on the reserve. Moths included Diamond-back, Privet Hawk Moth, Small Elephant Hawk, 1 Figure of 80, 1 Tawny Shears and a Heart & Club.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK KITE W/OVER TITCHWELL THEN THORNHAM 5.03PM

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) 12PM WELNEY WWT NEAR LYLE HIDE SINGING AND SHOWING WELL INTERMITTENTLY

*PROB.HONEY BUZZARD GREAT RYBURGH WATCHPOINT FROM WENSUM VALLEY RAPTOR WATCHPOINT TO RIGHT OF TOWER 11.40-11.45AM+2 HOBBIES & 8 BUZZARDS

*6 SPOONBILL HOLME NWT 5.45PM

*2 AD.SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH 9.25AM THEN FLEW W/.+LITTLE STINT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*SPOONBILL FLEW OVER MORSTON QUAY 6.35AM

*CURLEW SAND BRIEFLY TITCHWELL RSPB+2 GARGANEY, 1s MED GULL & 5 LITTLE GULLS

 

Friday 11th June 2010

Seawatching at Holme NOA today produced 15 Eider, 1 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, 5 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns, and 5 Little Terns. A Cuckoo was around the reserve and 2 Lesser Whitethroats were singing.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) 5.09PM WELNEY WWT DIRECTIONS FROM VISITOR CENTRE

*HONEY BUZZARD 2MLS S/OF HEMPTON OVER A1065 AT 11.20AM

*CURLEW SAND TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+4 LITTLE GULLS

 

Thursday 10th June 2010

At Holme NOA today north winds made this a quiet day for birds and for moths. A diver sp, 12 Common Scoter, 4 Herring Gulls, 3 Common Terns and 8 Sandwich Terns were on the sea despite poor visibility, and on the reserve a Lesser Whitethroat was singing.

Moth highlights were 9 Common Swifts, 3 Swallow Prominents, 1 Pale Prominent, and a Silver Y.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE GOLDEN ORIOLE MARTHAM FLEW TWDS WEST SOMERTON AT c10.20AM

*SPOONBILL HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FROM JOE JORDON HIDE AT 1.45PM

 

Wednesday 9th June 2010

At Holme NOA today a Turtle Dove and a Cuckoo were on the reserve, together with 6 Swallows, 2 Sedge Warblers, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats and a Chiffchaff.

 

Butterflies included a Red Admiral, a Speckled Wood, 2 Wall Browns and 2 Common Blues. Moths included Elephant, Privet and Pine Hawk Moths.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*6 LITTLE GULLS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

 

Tuesday 8th June 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*POSS BLACK KITE RPTD OVER WIVETON TWDS SALTHOUSE HEATH 2.50PM

*NO SIGN BLUE-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT BUT 1s LITTLE GULL ON NORTH SCRAPE

*OSPREY S/OVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR 2.25PM 

 

Monday 7th June 2010

Seawatching today produced 3 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, 25 Sandwich Terns, 5 Common Terns and 11 Little Terns. 2 Cuckoos, 20 Swifts, 4 Sedge Warblers and 4 Reed Warblers were also of interest.

Butterflies inclued Common Blue, Brown Argus, Large White and Small Heath.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DRK BLUE-WINGED TEAL 8.30PM CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE FROM DAUKES HIDE

*DRK BLUE-WINGED TEAL 8.15PM CLEY NWT BTW BEACH C/PK & NORTH SCRAPE ON BILLY'S WASH & SPOONBILL

*MALE WESTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT 11AM

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE 10.30AM

*NO SIGN 5 BLACK-WINGED STILTS TITCHWELL RSPB BY 7.45AM BUT GOLDEN ORIOLE BY VIS'CTR SINGING 6.45AM ONLY, CURLEW SAND & 6 LITTLE GULLS ON FRESHMARSH

*BLACK TERN RANWORTH BROAD NWT

 

Sunday 6th June 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE WESTERN SUBALPINE WBLR BLAKENEY POINT IN SUAEDA AT LONG HILLS THO ELUSIVE

*5 BLACK-WINGED STILTS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+4 LITTLE GULLS

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BEHIND LYLE HIDE IN NETTLES+WILLOWS 2.45PM. DO NOT STAND ON BANK

*NO SIGN PROB GOLDEN ORIOLE COLNEY BEHIND ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION

 

Saturday 5th June 2010

Highlights were a Gull-billed Tern west over the grazing marsh, on the sea 200 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 1 Gannet, 4 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Tern, 1 Little Tern, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 12 Swifts, a Grasshopper Warbler near the car park, 6 Sedge Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 6 Whitethroats were also seen.

Butterflies included 2 Green Hairstreaks, a Small Heath and 2 Orange Tips.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GULL-BILLED TERN HOLME NOA S/OF OBS FLEW W/ALONG S/SIDE OF MARSH 12.59PM

*GULL-BILLED TERN TITCHWELL RSPB E/OVER FRESHMARSH 12.42PM

NORFOLK 5 BLACK-WINGED STILTS 7.30PM TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +MONTAGU'S HARRIER THRU, SPOONBILL FLEW WEST 7.35PM, 7 LITTLE GULLS & 1s MED GULL

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE 11.30AM

*PROB GOLDEN ORIOLE COLNEY BEHIND ELECTRICITY SUB-STATION SINGING - FOR 2nd DAY

 

Friday 4th June 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 3 Eiders, 35 Common Scoters, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Fulmar, 4 Gannets, 3 Sandwich Terns, 6 Common Terns and 3 Little Terns. A Turtle Dove, 10 Swifts, 5 Swallows, 7 House Martins, 3 Lesser Whitethroats and a Willow Warbler were also of note.

 

Moths included Poplar, Small Elephant and Pine Hawk moth, also Buff Tip, Pale Tussock, Flame Wainscot, Sand Dart, and a single Diamond-back moth.

 

Thursday 3rd June 2010

NORFOLK  NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN OF AD MALE TRUMPETER FINCH CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK BY 9.28AM

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE RPTD CLEY NWT FROM DAUKE'S HIDE AT 4PM

*PURPLE HERON 8.10AM BETWEEN STALHAM & WAYFORD FLEW OVER A149 NEAR SEWAGE WORKS & APPEARED TO LAND S/OF SEWAGE WORKS NEAR RIVER ANT

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) THIS A/NOON WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE SHOWING WELL -DO NOT STAND ON BANK

*HONEY BUZZARD 10.30AM NEAR GREAT RYBURGH FROM WENSUM VALLEY RAPTOR WATCHPOINT

*5 COMMON CRANES CLEY NWT W/OVER EAST BANK AT 11.20AM

*COMMON CRANE NW/OVER PENSTHORPE AT MIDDAY

*OSPREY GREAT RYBURGH OVER WENSUM VALLEY RAPTOR WATCHPOINT AT 3.20PM

*CURLEW SAND TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+ 6 1s LITTLE GULLS ,4 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS & 90 BLACK-T.GODWITS

*BITTERN TITCHWELL RSPB SHOWING WELL BY MAIN PATH AT 5.45PM

 

Wednesday 2nd June 2010

On Redwell Marsh 2 Little Gulls and a Black-tailed Godwit were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD MALE TRUMPETER FINCH 7.15PM CLEY NWT JUST E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE RIDGE. WALK ALONG BEACH & VIEW FROM BEACH NOT SHINGLE RIDGE

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE 3.50PM CLEY c500YDS N/OF WINDMILL ON FENCE W/OF W/BANK. PK AT THE SLUICE & WALK N/ALONG SEAWALL

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) 2.40PM WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE SHOWING WELL -DO NOT STAND ON BANK

*NO SIGN OF THRUSH NIGHTINGALE THIS MRNG E/OF CLEY AT WALSEY HILLS NOA. OR MARSH WBLR SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL

*2 LITTLE GULLS HOLME NOA AT REDWELL MARSH

*4 1s LITTLE GULLS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+DRK RED-CRESTED POCHARD,LRP,HOBBY OVER REEDBED & TURTLE DOVE IN C/PK

*LITTLE STINT BREYDON WATER RSPB ALONG SOUTH WALL THIS EVNG

 

Tuesday 1st June 2010

At Holme NOA two Bearded Tits were of particular note

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD MALE TRUMPETER FINCH 6.35PM CLEY NWT E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE RIDGE SHOWING WELL - PLEASE VIEW & PHOTOGRAPH FROM A SENSIBLE DISTANCE

*THRUSH NIGHTINGALE 6.15PM E/OF CLEY AT WALSEY HILLS NOA AT TOP OF STEPS SINGING BUT ELUSIVE

*MARSH WARBLER JUST E/OF SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL

Monday 31st May 2010

At Holme NOA today, seawatching produced 2 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Fulmars, and 5 Gannets. 2 Turtle Doves and a Cuckoo were of note and 50 Swifts, 2 Swallows, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 1 Willow Warbler, and 2 Bullfinches were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD MALE TRUMPETER FINCH THIS EVNG CLEY NWT E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE RIDGE

*TRUMPETER FINCH (PRESUMED SAME AS BIRD LATER RE-FOUND AT CLEY) BLAKENEY POINT BY LIFEBOAT STATION 9AM ONLY & NO FURTHER SIGN BY 11.40AM. APPROACH ONLY FROM BEACH TO AVOID DISTURBING BREEDING BIRDS

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE - DO NOT STAND ON BANK

 

Sunday 30th May 2010

Another day of mixed weather, seawatching produced 30 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Fulmars, 8 Gannets, 10 Sandwich Terns, 23 Common Terns, 8 Arctic Terns and 13 Little Terns. A Cuckoo, 2 Turtle Doves, 3 Pied Wagtails, and 1 Lesser Whitethroat were also of interest.

 

Insects included 2 Green Hairstreaks, 1 Orange Tip, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Wall Brown and 4 Common Blues, while in the moth trap 6 Cinnabar, 1 Bordered White, 3 Small Elephant Hawks, 1 Common Swift, 1 Brown Rustic and 2 Yellow Belles were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE -DO NOT STAND ON BANK

*8 ARCTIC TERNS FLEW PAST HOLME NOA

*2 MED.GULLS (AD+1s) OFF HOPTON-ON-SEA

*IMM.LITTLE GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+DRK RED-CR.POCHARD

 

Saturday 29th May 2010

A wet day, seawatching early morning produced 102 Common Scoter, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Fulmars, 5 Gannets, 2 Sandwich Terns, 5 Common Terns, 6 Little Terns and an unidentified diver sp. Also of interest were 30 Swifts, 17 Swallows, 4 House Martins, 3 Bearded Tits from the Car Park Hide, and a pair of Bullfinches on the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BEE-EATER SALTHOUSE ON WIRES ON CROSS STREET c10.20AM THEN FLEW SE/TOWARDS SALTHOUSE HEATH BUT NO SIGN AFTER

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE -DO NOT STAND ON BANK

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE 7.10AM

*NO SIGN RED-BACKED SHRIKE GRAMBOROUGH HILL 

*SPOONBILL WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA OVER PINEWOOD CARAVAN PARK 8.20PM MAY HAVE LANDED IN HOLKHAM AREA

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB TIL MID-MRNG ON FRESHMARSH+2 DRK GARGANEY & 3 RED-CR.POCHARDS

*3 DRK GARGANEYS WELNEY WWT FROM BUXTON HIDE 

 

Friday 28th May 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 2 Fulmars, 1 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Terns and 13 Little Terns. A Turtle Dove and a Cuckoo were of note, 8 Swifts, 8 Swallows, 2 Reed Warblers, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats and a Chiffchaff were also seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 FEM RED-FOOTED FALCONS BREYDON WATER OVER NORTH WALL 2.05-2.25PM+WHINCHAT

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE 2PM -DO NOT STAND ON BANK

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE 6.06PM SALTHOUSE 1/4ML ESE/OF BEACH C/PRK AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE

*RED KITE 1ML SW/OF HOLT FROM B1110 5.54PM

*RED KITE SE/OF BURNHAM MARKET BY B1355 1.25PM

*LITTLE STINT BREYDON WATER FROM HIDE

*HOBBY NORWICH OVER CRINGLEFORD MARSHES 1.05PM 

 

Thursday 27th May 2010

Highlights today were 100 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 33 Sandwich Terns, 16 Common Terns, 2 Arctic Terns and 25 Little Terns. A Cuckoo, 10 Swifts, 12 Swallows, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, 1 Blackcap and 1 Willow Warbler were also seen.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ICTERINE WARBLER 8.17AM TRIMINGHAM BY ENTRANCE TO WOODLAND LEISURE PARK SINGING

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE THIS EVNG SALTHOUSE 1/4ML ESE/OF BEACH C/PK AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL & SPOONBILL FLEW WEST 5.30PM

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE 11.50AM KELLING WATER MEADOWS

*TEMMINCK'S STINT LATE A/NOON CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE

*SPOONBILL E/OVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR 7.50PM

*2 CURLEW SANDS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 8.25AM

*2 LITTLE STINTS BREYDON WATER AT E/END FROM HIDE

 

Wednesday 26th May 2010

Highlights today were on the sea 100 Common Scoter, 3 Fulmars, 35 Gannets, 10 Sandwich Terns, 7 Common Terns, 1 Arctic Tern and 8 Little Terns. A single Brent Goose, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethtroats and a Willow Warbler were also of interest.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 8.10AM

*NO SIGN TEMMINCK'S STINT HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE 7PM BUT DRK GARGANEY

*LITTLE STINT BREYDON WATER BY SOUTH WALL EARLY A/NOON

 

Tuesday 25th May 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 4 Eider, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Fulmar, 19 Gannets, 9 Sandwich Terns, 5 Common Terns, and 15 Little Terns. Also of interest was a Cuckoo, 4 Sedge Warblers, 3 Reed Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroas a Chiffchaff and 2 Bullfinches.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED-FOOTED FALCON WINTERTON NORTH DUNES EARLY MRNG THEN FLEW NE

*4 TEMMINCK'S STINTS 6.25PM CLEY NWT FROM NORTH HIDE

*TEMMINCK'S STINT HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE 9.30AM & 2 SANDERLINGS

*SPOONBILL JUST NE/OF LODDON ON HARDLEY FLOOD AT W/END 8AM

*6 COMMON CRANES W/OVER CLEY NWT 12.20PM

*6 COMMON CRANES W/OVER SALTHOUSE HEATH 11.45AM

*OSPREY OVER HOLKHAM BAY 3.15PM

*3 DRK GARGANEY WELNEY WWT FROM BUXTON HIDE

 

Monday 24th May 2010

Highlights today were 4 Eider, 50 Common Scoter, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Fulmars, 19 Gannets, 16 Sandwich Terns, 8 COmmon Terns, 25 Little Terns and a Guillemot on the sea, while around the reserve 2 Cuckoos, 6 Swifts, 25 Swallows, 4 House Martins, 1 Grasshopper Warblers, 5 Sedge Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and 2 Redpoll sp were of interest.

 

Moths of note included Pinion-streaked Snout, 1 Peppered Moth, 10 Small Elephant Hawks, 1 Elephant Hawk, 1 Swallow Prominent, 7 Least Black Arches and a Grass Rivulet. Butterflies included Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Small Copper, Common Blue and Small Heath.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 7.15AM

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS TITCHWELL RSPB & 2 LITTLE GULLS

*NO SIGN SAVI'S WARBLER STIFFKEY FEN

*2 COMMON CRANES NEAR GREAT RYBURGH OVER WENSUM VALLEY RAPTOR WATCHPOINT 10.50AM

*2 STONE CURLEWS WEETING HEATH NWT

 

Sunday 23rd May 2010

Highlights for today were 160 Pink-feet seen flying North-east, on the sea 100 Common Scoter, 1 Gannet, 1 Common Tern and 14 Little Terns, 2 Cuckoos flying around the reserve, a Grasshopper Warbler in the NOA Car Park, 6 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 7 Whitethroats, and a Spotted Flycatcher was in the pines above the Observatory early afternoon.

 

Butterflies included 4 Green Hairstreaks, 3 Brown Argus, 2 Small Copper, 7 Common Blue, 6 Orange Tips and 6 Wall Browns. Moths included a Least Black Arches, 1 Pine Hawk Moth, and 24 Cinnabars.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SAVI'S WARBLER STIFFKEY FEN SINGING 9.51PM+SHOWING INTERMITTENTLY

*3 TEMMINCK'S STINTS 7.15PM HICKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL VIEWED FROM HIDE ON WEAVER'S WAY

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE THEN FLEW OFF+BLUE-HEADED WAG EYE FIELD & 2 2s MED GULLS FLEW OVER VISITOR CENTRE

*TEMMINCK'S STINT WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE 1PM.

*HONEY BUZZARD GREAT RYBURGH FROM WENSUM VALLEY WATCHPOINT THO DISTANT

*2 COMMON CRANES BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL LATE MORNING+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER EARLY A/NOON & 3 HOBBIES

*SPOONBILL FLEW OVER WEST RUNTON c6.10PM

*2 RED KITES 1/2ML E/OF CORPUSTY OVER IRMINGLAND HALL 4.50PM

*DRK GARGANEY CLEY NWT 9.45AM ON NORTH SCRAPE+MALE BLUE-HEADED WAG

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL WEST RUNTON W/OF CARAVAN SITE THIS MRNG THEN FLEW WEST

*MALE HEN HARRIER W/OVER BARTON TURF 12PM

*SPOTTED FLYCATCHER HOLME NOA IN PINES ABOVE OBSERVATORY

 

 

Saturday 22nd May 2010

4 Common Buzzards, 25 Black-tailed Godwits, a Greenshank, 2 Cuckoos, 38 Swallows, a Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Sedge Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler and a single Bearded Tit were of note.

 

Butterflies included Green Hairstreak, Wall Brown, Orange Tip, Common Blue and Small Copper.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BEE-EATER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB NW/OVER BRUNDALL MARINA 10.25AM & HONEY BUZZARD E/AT 12.20PM

*BEE-EATER SSW/OVER KELLING WATER MEADOWS 10.10AM

*BEE-EATER STRUMPSHAW OVER CHAPEL ROAD 12.30PM BUT HEARD ONLY

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 8AM & SANDERLING

*TEMMINCK'S STINT WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE 12.30PM

*TEMMINCK'S STINT BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE AT OVERY MARSHES ON POOL 200YDS W/OF PINES & SPOONBILL

*TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 12.05PM & DRK GARGANEY

*2 WOOD SANDS PENSTHORPE N.R ON SCRAPE & MED GULL

*RED-N.GREBE BTW TITCHWELL & BRANCASTER HAS UNFORTUNATELY DIED

*2 MED GULLS (AD+2s) PENSTHORPE WATERFOWL PARK 

 

Friday 21st May 2010

Seawatching produced 4 Gannets, 7 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Tern and 8 Little Terns. 3 Common Buzzards were of note along the ridge.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE & MALE BLUE-HEADED WAG ON EYE FIELD

*SPOONBILL BURNHAM OVERY ON POOL W/OF HOLKHAM PINES 2.20PM

*OSPREY OVER WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 12PM

*RED-N.GREBE BTW TITCHWELL & BRANCASTER AT N/END OF GYPSY LANE ON LAST POOL ON RIGHT 10.10AM SHOWING WELL

 

Thursday 20th May 2010

At Holme NOA a Cuckoo was around the reserve and seawatching produced 1 Eider, 2 Common Scoters, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Fulmars, 1 Kittiwake, 3 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Tern, and 20 Little Terns. An impressive moth catch included 9 Least Black Arches, 2 Flame Wainscots, 1 Elephant and 3 Small Elephant Hawks, 12 Pine Beauties, 15 Cinnabars and 18 Yellow Belles.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH BUT ELUSIVE+DRK RED-CRESTED POCHARD

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 4PM

*HONEY BUZZARD E/OVER WELNEY WWT AT 11.15AM

*SPOONBILL BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE BY RIVER MOUTH

*DRK LONG-T.DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB OFFSHORE FROM END OF BOARDWALK AT 11.20AM

*WOOD SAND HICKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE THIS MRNG

*BLUE-HEADED WAG TILL 12.45PM CLEY NWT FROM EAST BANK THEN FLEW WEST

 

 

Wednesday 19th May 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching highlights today were an immature drake Eider, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Fulmars, 2 Gannets, 1 Kittiwake, 3 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Tern and 20 Little Terns. A Cuckoo was calling early morning and 15 Swallows, 4 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, and 8 Whitethroats were around the reserve.

Moth trapping produced 2 Small Elephant Hawk Moths, 2 Northern Drabs, a Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet and a White Ermine. Butterflies included 4 Green Hairstreaks, 1 Small Copper, 6 Wall Browns and 2 Orange Tips.

 

Tuesday 18th May 2010

Seawatching today produced 100 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, 30 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns and 27 Little Terns. A single Yellow Wagtail flew over east.

Butterflies included Green Hairstreak, Small Copper, Speckled Wood, Orange Tip, Red Admiral and Peacock.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY LYLE HIDE & WOOD SAND. RESERVE OPEN 9.30AM-5PM. DO NOT STAND ON BANKS

*TEMMINCK'S STINT 5.30PM CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

NORFOLK

*2 COMMON CRANES W/OVER CLEY NWT 10.15AM

*RED-N.GREBE BTW TITCHWELL & BRANCASTER AT TOP OF GYPSY LANE IN DITCH E/OF PATH 9AM

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD IN SW/CORNER 6.25AM

 

Monday 17th May 2010

Highlights today were 22 Black-tailed Godwits flying over the grazing marsh, 2 Cuckoos, a Turtle Dove and a Wheatear in the dunes, 3 Grasshopper Warblers, 10 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 12 Whitethroats, 1 Chiffchaff, and 4 Willow Warblers. A major movement of Swallows was observed during the afternoon with at least 450 flying through west.

Moths included 14 Cinnabars, 4 Green Carpets, 1 Silver-ground Carpet, 9 Pine Beauties, 19 Yellow Belles, a Chocolate Tip, 2 Northern Drabs and a Waved Umber.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PROB BLACK KITE BTW DOCKING & CHOSELEY OVER MINOR ROAD THEN FLEW NE 3.40PM

*PROB BLACK KITE S/OVER WELLS 2.35PM

*BLACK KITE W/OVER KELLING WATER MEADOWS 9.25AM

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT FROM ALLPORT HIDE BUT ELUSIVE & GREAT WHITE EGRET FLEW S/AT 10.10AM. RESERVE OPEN 9.30AM-5PM. DO NOT STAND ON BANKS

*TEMMINCK'S STINT RPTD TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH MID MRNG ONLY +LITTLE STINT, CURLEW SAND, WOOD SAND & LITTLE GULL

*HONEY BUZZARD W/OVER AYLMERTON 10.25AM & OSPREY 11AM

*FEM GOSHAWK SWANTON NOVERS RAPTOR WATCHPOINT DISPLAYING 2.28PM

*OSPREY THIS EVNG RANWORTH BROAD

*2 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS

 

Sunday 16th May 2010

Highlights at the Observatory today were 16 Gannets offshore, 3 Common Terns, 14 Little Terns, 27 Black-tailed Godwits over the grazing marsh, 4 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Whitethroats and a Chiffchaff.

 

Moths included a Great Prominent, 7 Yellow Belles, a Chocolate Tip, 5 Pine Beauty, 2 V-Pugs, 10 Cinnabars, 2 Hebrew Characters, 4 Pebble Prominents, 2 Powdered Quakers, 3 Small Elephants, 5 Northern Drabs, 4 Flame Shoulders, 1 Small Waved Umber, 1 Heart & Dart, 1 Setaceous Hebrew Character, Lychnis, 3 Shuttle-shaped Darts, 1 Least Black Arches, 1 Clouded Drab, 1 Agonopterix aranella, 1 Agonopterix ocellana and 1 Scoparia ambigualis.

 

Another good day for butterflies, at least 3 Green Hairstreaks were around the Observatory together with 2 Orange Tips and 6 Speckled Woods.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK KITE RPTD OVER WELNEY WWT HEADING HIGH NE/AT 3.05PM & MALE BLUETHROAT BY LYLE HIDE 2.45PM

*TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH EARLY MRNG ONLY +5 COMMON CRANES FLEW E/ALONG BEACH 2PM, CURLEW SAND & 2 WOOD SANDS

*NO SIGN WOODCHAT SHRIKE WINTERTON DUNES

*5 COMMON CRANES PAST BURNHAM NORTON TWDS BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE 2.45PM

*OSPREY NW/OVER NORTHREPPS THIS MRNG

*RED-N.GREBE BTW TITCHWELL & BRANCASTER AT N/END OF GYPSY LANE

*1s LITTLE GULL ROCKLAND BROAD 7.20PM

*1s LITTLE GULL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL THIS MRNG BRIEFLY

 

Saturday 15th May 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching highlights included 1 Eider, 65 Common Scoter, 20 Sandwich Terns and 4 Little Terns. A Whimbrel flew over calling and a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling. Also of interest were 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 30+ Swifts, 23 Swallows west, 12 Sedge Warblers, 6 Reed Warblers, 7 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Whitethroats, 1 Blackcap, 4 Chiffchaffs and a Willow Warbler.

 

Butterflies included 2 Green Hairstreaks, a Wall Brown and 2 Orange Tips, while in the moth traps a Privet Hawk Moth, a Least Black Arches, Frosted Green, Swallow Prominent and 13 Cinnabars were of note.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE WOODCHAT SHRIKE 10.48AM WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 250YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY LYLE HIDE. RESERVE OPEN 9.30AM-5PM. DO NOT STAND ON BANKS

*GREAT WHITE EGRET WELNEY WWT FROM BUXTON HIDE 8.55AM SHOWING WELL. RESERVE OPENS 9.30AM

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 WOOD SANDS

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON SALTMARSH BRIEFLY BUT FLEW W/+2TEMMINCK'S STINTS, 3 WOOD SANDS, CURLEW SAND, 2 HOBBY & WHINCHAT

*SPOONBILL RPTD THORNHAM MARSH

*OSPREY WIVETON THEN NE/OVER CLEY CHURCH 9.55AM+RINGTAIL HARRIER SP

*RED-N.GREBE BTW TITCHWELL & BRANCASTER AT N/END OF GYPSY LANE ON LAST POOL ON RIGHT

*DRK GARGANEY HOCKWOLD WASHES

*SPOTTED FLY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB BY RAIL CROSSING 6.20AM

 

Friday 14th May 2010

Seawatching at Holme NOA today produced 1 Common Scoter, 7 Fulmars, 1 Gannet, 2 Sandwich Terns, 4 Common Terns and 45 Little Terns. A Yellow Wagtail flew over west and 7 Swallows, 30 Swifts, 8 Sedge Warblers, 5 Reed Warblers, 7 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 4 Chiffchaffs, 5 Willow Warblers, a Siskin and a Redpoll sp were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK KITE RPTD TILL 6.15PM NEAR WELNEY VILLAGE FROM NEW BEDFORD RIVER BRIDGE THEN DRIFTED NE & LOST TO VIEW

*1s MALE WOODCHAT SHRIKE 4.43PM WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 250YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT ON EMBANKMENT BY 2 SETS OF STEPS SHOWING WELL

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY LYLE HIDE 9.45AM. RESERVE OPEN 9.30AM-5PM

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH VIEWABLE FROM MAIN PATH 11.20AM

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT+SPOT/SHANK

*TEMMINCK'S STINT HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE FROM WEAVERS WAY

*POSS HONEY BUZZARD N/OVER ROLLESBY 5.15PM

*5 COMMON CRANES OVER NORTHREPPS

*CURLEW SAND TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH & WOOD SAND

*FEM BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL BLAKENEY AT FRIARY HILLS NT 1PM

*RING OUZEL BLAKENEY IN FRIARY GARDENS+2 CETTI'S WBLRS

*GRASSHOPPER WBLR TITCHWELL RSPB +CUCKOO, 2 LITTLE GULLS PAST BEACH & BITTERN OVER

 

Wednesday 12th May 2010

A quiet day at Holme NOA, 2 Turtle Doves flew east past the Observatory, 10 Sedge and 5 Reed Warblers were singing, a Lesser Whitethroat and 8 Whitethroats were counted together with 1 Blackcap and 3 Chiffchaffs.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE WOODCHAT SHRIKE WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 100YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT

*MALE BLUETHROAT 11.25AM WELNEY WWT NEAR LYLE HIDE

*HONEY BUZZARD 3.45PM W/OF KING'S LYNN BY A17 AT CLENCHWARTON

*DRK GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+3 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS

*2 BLACK TERNS CLEY NWT OVER PAT'S POOL AT 10.35AM

*MALE RING OUZEL 10AM BLAKENEY AT FRIARY HILLS NT+WHITE WAG

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAG STIFFKEY FEN AT 12.15PM+2 1s LITTLE GULLS

*BLACK TERN PENTNEY GPs

*1s LITTLE GULL THORPE ST.ANDREW ON THORPE MARSHES

 

Tuesday 11th May 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 2 Eider, 2 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, 9 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Tern, 4 Arctic Terns and 15 Little Terns. Around the reserve a Cuckoo, 6 Swifts, 4 Swallows, 6 Sedge Warblers, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 7 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Chiffchaff and 3 Willow Warblers were of interest.

 

The Broad-bordered Bee Hawk Moth was again feeding on the wallflowers early afternoon.

 

On Redwell Marsh, 50+ Swifts, 25 Swallows, 20 House Martins and 2 Sand Martins were feeding. A Wood Sandpiper was still present.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE & SPOONBILL ON BILLY'S WASH

*COMMON CRANE E/PAST HOLME NOA 10.30AM

*3 PIED FLYs GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY THIS MRNG

*DRK GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +2 RED-CR.POCHARDS & 17 ARCTIC TERNS THRU

 

Monday 10th May 2010

Another quiet day, highlights were 2 Whimbrel, 3 Cuckoos, 5 Swifts, 8 Swallows, 8 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Blackcaps, and 1 Chiffchaff.

 

The Broad Bordered Bee Hawk Moth returned to the wallflowers outside the Observatory building mid morning. In the moth traps a V-Pug, 2 Streamers, 3 Pine Beauties, 3 Muslins, 2 Powdered Quakers, 1 Pine Hawk Moth, 2 Northern Drabs and a Hebrew Character were recorded.

 

At Redwell Marsh a Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Greenshank and a White Wagtail were of note.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE WOODCHAT SHRIKE WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 100YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT

*MALE BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT NEAR LYLE HIDE & 2 GARGANEY

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE +BONXIE PAST & BLACK TERN

*SPOONBILL NE/OVER HORSEY MILL 5.10AM

*COMMON CRANE TILL 5.05PM HOLKHAM THEN FLEW TWDS WELLS

*RED-N.GREBE BTW TITCHWELL & BRANCASTER AT N/END OF GYPSY LANE IN DITCH

*SPOT'SHANK HOLME ON REDWELL MARSH 9AM

 

Sunday 9th May 2010

At Holme NOA today 57 Pink-footed Geese were still around the grazing marsh. On the sea 8 Eider, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Fulmars, 4 Gannets, 6 Common Terns, 7 Arctic Terns east, and 6 Little Terns. 2 Cuckoos were in the village, and 2 Swifts, 2 Swallows, 2 Sedge Warblers, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Whitethroats, and 3 Chiffchaffs were also of note. A female Ring Ouzel was still on the NWT reserve in the dunes.

 

A superb Broad-bordered Bee Hawk Moth was feeding on the wallflowers in front of the Observatory building mid afternoon.

 

On Redwell Marsh a Wood Sandpiper, summer plumage Spotted Redshank, Common Sandpiper and White Wagtail were of note.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE WOODCHAT SHRIKE WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 100YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT MID-A/NOON   

*WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT SINGING NEAR LYLE HIDE LATE MRNG BUT NO SIGN GREAT WHITE EGRET BUT PAIR GARGANEY+GREENSHANK. DO NOT STAND ON BANK

*3 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY MARSHES NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 7.20AM

*6 COMMON CRANES HIGH E/OVER SUSTEAD 2.25PM

*3 COMMON CRANES FLEW W/THEN E/OVER GRESHAM 12.25PM

*COMMON CRANE HOLKHAM NNR 3.25PM ON FRESHMARSH VIEWABLE FROM A149 THO DISTANT.

*HONEY BUZZARD WEST RUNTON 9.18 AM FLEW TOWARDS FILBY+HOBBY AT RUNHAM

*SPOONBILL BREYDON WATER RSPB ON MUD FLATS FROM S/WALL 3.30PM   

*HOODED CROW 11.47AM WINTERTON DUNES NNR AT NORTH DUNES AROUND PONDS TOWARDS HORSEY+WHINCHAT

*RED-N.GREBE BTW BRANCASTER+TITCHWELL IN DITCH AT N/END OF GYPSY LANE 6.15PM

*2 LITTLE GULLS (AD+1s) STIFFKEY FEN

*18 WHIMBREL WAXHAM IN FIELD N/OF PIPE DUMP

*CUCKOO HEACHAM ON LODGE ESTATE 5.50AM.

*HOBBY OVER COLNEY GP'S MAIN LAKE 2PM+CETTI'S WARBLER

 

Saturday 8th May 2010

A very poor day weather-wise, the highlight was a Grasshopper Warbler singing in the NOA car park. A Cuckoo was calling early afternoon.

 

Moths included a Small Elephant Hawk and a Chinese Character

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE WOODCHAT SHRIKE 4.55PM WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 100YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT

*WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT SINGING WELNEY WWT NEAR LYLE HIDE. DO NOT STAND ON BANK

*3 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+ARCTIC TERN

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER NORWICH IN AREA WITH NO GENERAL ACCESS  

*COMMON CRANE HOLKHAM NNR FROM WASHINGTON HIDE

*MALE RING OUZEL HOLME NWT IN FORESTRY

*4 WOOD SANDS HICKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE 4.08PM

*WOOD SAND NEAR HOLME AT REDWELL MARSH+SUM.PLUM SPOT/SHANK

*WOOD SAND WELNEY WWT THIS MRNG

*WOOD SAND PENTNEY GP'S 10AM

*WOOD SAND BTW HINDOLVESTON+HOUSE BRIDGE ON POOL BY ROAD c5PM

*LITTLE GULL ROCKLAND BROAD 8.20PM

 

Friday 7th May 2010

A quiet day at the reserve, a Hobby flew through the pines late morning and a Yellow Wagtail flew over east. A Grasshopper Warbler was reeling near the entrance gate to the NWT reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE WOODCHAT SHRIKE MIDDAY WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 100YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT SHOWING WELL

*WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT SINGING WELNEY WWT NEAR LYLE HIDE

*1+HONEY BUZZARD 12.55PM GREAT RYBOROUGH S/OF WENSUM VALLEY RAPTOR WATCHPOINT+OSPREY SOUTH

*COMMON CRANE 2.20PM HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR FROM WASHINGTON  HIDE THEN FLEW TO FIELD E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL JUST E/OF VILLAGE L/OF A149 AT E/END OF GYPSY LANE IN E/SIDE OF DRAINAGE CHANNEL+DRK GARGANEY

*WOOD SAND PENTNEY GPs AT 6PM

 

Thursday 6th May 2010

At Holme NOA today 2 Swallows flew through east and a male Grasshopper Warbler was reeling near the heligoland trap. 4 Sedge Warblers, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 1 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaffs and a Willow Warbler were also present.

 

Moths included 21 Cinnabars, 8 Poine Beauties, 2 Yellow Belles, 2 Northern Drabs and a Ruby Tiger. Butterflies included 6 Speckled Woods and a Green Hairstreak.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE WOODCHAT SHRIKE 5.40PM WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 100YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT SHOWING WELL

*WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT 10.30AM SINGING WELNEY WWT NEAR LYLE HIDE

*3 TEMMINCK'S STINTS c11.45AM CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*3 LITTLE GULLS 2 ADs STIFFKEY FEN THIS MRNG+GREENSHANK

*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL JUST E/OF VILLAGE L/OF A149 AT E/END OF GYPSY LANE IN E/SIDE OF DRAINAGE CHANNEL 2.20PM

*3 RING OUZELS WAXHAM S/OF PIPE DUMP+17 WHIMBREL N/OF PIPE DUMP

*3 RING OUZELS HOLME NWT AT 11AM

*COMMON CRANE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FROM WASHINGTON HIDE

*DRK GARGANEY BREYDON WATER RSPB AT SOUTH WALL MID MRNG+SPOT/SHANK & ARCTIC TERN E/

*4 WOOD SANDS HICKLING BROAD FROM CADBURY HIDE AT 4.50PM

*DRK GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS 1 DRK,PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE & WOOD SAND THRU WEST

*OSPREY 3MLS W/OF TERRINGTON ST.CLEMENT S/OVER A17 AT c6.35PM

*4 ARCTIC TERNS ROCKLAND BROAD AT 8PM+1s LITTLE GULL,HOBBY & GRASSHOPPER WBLR

*LITTLE GULL STRUMPSHAW FEN THIS EVNG

 

Wednesday 5th May 2010

At Holme NOA today highlights were on the sea 1000+ Common Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Fulmars, 1 Gannet, 9 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns and 9 Little Terns. Elsewhere on the reserve a single Cuckoo and a single Swift were recorded, 3 Sedge Warblers were singing, a Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Whitethroats were counted, and a Chiffchaff was of note. Three Common Cranes were heard flying over the A149 at Thornham at 1pm. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE WOODCHAT SHRIKE 1.15PM WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 100YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT

*WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT SINGING WELNEY WWT NEAR LYLE HIDE

*3 TEMMINCK'S STINTS 7.25PM CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*HOOPOE THETFORD W/OVER C/PK BEHIND LIBRARY ALONG LITTLE OUSE TWDS BRANDON AT 8.25AM

*POSS IMM MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON RPTD NORWICH AT UEA BROAD OVER BROAD BRIEFLY THEN FLEW NE/ AT 2.50PM

*SPOONBILL HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH ON POOLS VIEWABLE FROM BONE'S DRIFT AT 3.35PM

*SPOONBILL BREYDON WATER NE/ALONG SOUTH WALL & LANDED AT NORTH END

*COMMON CRANE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH 2.45PM THEN FLEW NORTH

*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL AT E/END OF GYPSY LANE IN E/SIDE OF DRAINAGE CHANNEL AT 8.30AM SHOWING WELL

*FEM RING OUZEL MORSTON QUAY ON COASTAL PATH. 3 LITTLE GULLS 2 ADs STIFFKEY FEN

*OSPREY TITCHWELL RSPN W/OVER THORNHAM POINT AT 1.03PM

*4 WOOD SANDS HICKLING BROAD FROM CADBURY HIDE AT 7.20PM+WHIMBREL OVER

 

Tuesday 4th May 2010

Highlights from the Observatory today were 17 Common Scoter, 2 Arctic Terns and 4 Little Terns on the sea, a Hobby east over the pines and a Turtle Dove west over the reserve. Three Reed Warblers were singing along the east bank together with 6 Sedge Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 6 Whitethroats. At least 2 Ring Ouzels and 4 Wheatears were again in the dunes on the NWT reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE WOODCHAT SHRIKE 5.55PM WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 200YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT & 2 COMMON CRANES NEAR BURNLEY HALL ESTATE IN FIELD ON SEAWALL SIDE

*MALE BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT BY LYLE HIDE - RESERVE OPEN 9.30AM-5PM

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES HIDE & 2 WOOD SANDS ON BILLY'S WASH

*WOOD WBLR GORLESTON IN BEACON PARK

*3 WOOD SANDS HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE

*WOOD SAND WELNEY WWT ON LADY FEN

*RED-N.GREBE 6.05PM BTW BRANCASTER & TITCHWELL E/OF END OF GYPSY LANE

*DRK GARGANEY CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL +SPOT'SHANK & 3 BARNACLE GEESE

*1s LITTLE GULL ROCKLAND BROAD 10.30AM

*1s LITTLE GULL STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*2 RING OUZELS HOLME NOA 8.20AM +WHINCHAT & SEV WHEATEARS

*2 ARCTIC TERNS WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD 11.30AM

 

Monday 3rd May 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 10 Fulmars, 89 Gannets, 14 Kittiwakes, 1 Common Tern, 38 Arctic Terns east, 16 Little Terns east, and a sum plum Razorbill. A Wheatear and 2 Ring Ouzels were in the dunes on the NWT reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE WOODCHAT SHRIKE WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 400YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT 12.50PM

*MALE BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT BY LYLE HIDE THIS MRNG

*2 SPOONBILLS HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH & COMMON CRANE FLEW E/TWDS LADY ANN'S DRIVE 10.45AM

*7 WOOD SANDS HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE FROM HIDE ON WEAVERS WAY PATH

*2 WOOD SANDS CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH +GARGANEY FROM BISHOP HIDE, SPOT'SHANK & WHIMBREL

*DRK GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB +LITTLE GULL & 3 SPOT'SHANKS

*2 RING OUZELS HOLME NWT & 2 WHINCHATS

*FEM RING OUZEL WAXHAM S/OF PIPE DUMP IN GRASS FIELD

*RING OUZEL WINTERTON NORTH DUNES EARLY MRNG

*4 MANX S'WTRS PAST SHERINGHAM EARLY MRNG

*38 ARCTIC TERNS E/PAST HOLME

 

Sunday 2nd May 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 110 Common Scoter, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 10 Fulmars, 31 Gannets, a pale phase Arctic Skua, 3 Sandwich Terns, 5 Common Terns and 36 Little Terns. Of particular note were 2 Whinchats, 12 Wheatears and 3 Ring Ouzels in the dunes on the NWT reserve. 45 Swifts and a Lesser Whitethroat was also seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT SINGING WELNEY WWT NEAR LYLE HIDE THO ELUSIVE. WHILST BIRD STAYS RESERVE OPENS 7AM, LAST ADMISSION 5PM & CLOSES AT DUSK BUT NO SIGN SINCE

*1s MALE WOODCHAT SHRIKE WINTERTON DUNES NNR IN SOUTH DUNES 4PM c400M S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT BUT NO FURTHER SIGN

*4 COMMON CRANES NE/OVER SEA PALLING

*COMMON CRANE HOLKHAM 11.26AM IN FIELD E/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE AT N/END

*6 WOOD SANDS HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE

*WOOD WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB ALONG MEADOW TRAIL c1.30PM  

*2 BLACK-N.GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB FROM ISLAND HIDE 9AM  

*CURLEW SAND SNETTISHAM RSPB IN HIGH TIDE ROOST FROM ROOST HIDE

*DRK GARGANEY CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 7AM

*DRK GARGANEY CLEY MARSHES NWT 11.19AM ON N/SIDE OF S/POOL

*3 RING OUZELS HOLME NWT+2 WHINCHAT & ARCTIC SKUA

*RING OUZEL MORSTON 1/2ML W/OF HARBOUR LATE A/NOON

*FEM RING OUZEL BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 3PM

*5 DRK VELVET SCOTERS TITCHWELL RSPB+GREAT SKUA

*RED KITE GREAT RYBURGH ON FAkENHAM ROAD 10.30AM THEN SW/

*3 LITTLE GULLS (AD+ 2 1s) TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*1s LITTLE GULL STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB LATE A/NOON FROM FEN HIDE

*4 MANX S/WATER FLEW E/PAST OVERSTRAND THIS MRNG

*MANX S/WATER PAST HOLKHAM BAY 9.45AM

*NO SIGN DOTTEREL CHOSELEY  

 

Saturday 1st May 2010

At Holme NOA today 275 Pink-feet were still on the grazing marsh, 6+ Whimbrel flew through and a Greenshank was of interest. A Cuckoo, 15 Swifts, 25 Swallows, 1 House Martin, 12 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Whitethroats, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Chiffchaffs, and 8 Willow Warblers were around the reserve. Two Whinchats, 15+ Wheatears and 2 Ring Ouzels were in the dunes on the NWT reserve, and 10 Yellow Wagtails were on the Golf Course. Three Common Cranes were circling fields south of the Observatory late morning.

 

Moths included Small Elephant, Poplar and Pine Hawk moths together with a Lunar Marbled Brown and a V-Pug. A Green Hairstreak was near the heligoland trap.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT 4.30PM WELNEY WWT SHOWING WELL. LAST ADMISSION 5PM & CLOSING AT DUSK. RESERVE OPENS 7AM

*1s MALE WOODCHAT SHRIKE WINTERTON DUNES NNR IN SOUTH DUNES 5PM c400M S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT LATE A/NOON+RING OUZEL

*FEM MONTAGU'S HARRIER (WING-TAGGED) WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 3PM

*WING-TAGGED FEM MONTAGU'S HARRIER HORSEY IN DUNES AT HORSEY GAP LATE A/NOON  

*MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER 1ML N/OF POTTER HEIGHAM BY A149 FLEW TOWARDS WEST SOMERTON 1.20PM

*MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB SE/OVER FEN HIDE 5.53AM+HOBBY, WHIMBREL & ARCTIC TERN NW/

*FEM MONTAGU'S HARRIER CLAXTON MARSHES SE/ALONG RIVER YARE VALLEY 4.30PM

*3 COMMON CRANES TITCHWELL RSPB E/11.10AM

*COMMON CRANE S/OF WALSEY HILLS NOA E/AT 12.58PM

*2 DOTTEREL 6.15PM 3/4ML NE/OF CHOSELEY IN FIELD W/OF CHALKPIT ROAD  

*WOOD WARBLER LYNFORD ARBORETUM c100YDS N/OF WEIR BRIEFLY

*2 GARGANEY BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+MARSH HARRIER, 2 HOBBY, YELLOW WAG & 5 WHEATEAR

*DRK GARGANEY WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBSERVATORY 9.07AM

*2 RING OUZELS HOLME DUNES NWT+2 WHINCHATS

*1s LITTLE GULL STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*2 2s MED GULLS OVER MUCKLEBURGH HILL 10.25AM

Friday 30th April 2010

At Holme NOA today a quieter day produced 10+ Whimbrel, 1 Cuckoo, 30 Swifts over west, 4 Sand Martins, 35 Swallows, 1 Whinchat and 6 Wheatears in the dunes, 15 Sedge Warblers, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF 3.30PM TITCHWELL RSPB BY 1st POND ALONG MEADOW TRAIL SINGING & SHOWING WELL+DRK GARGANEY ON FRESHMARSH & 2 ARCTIC TERNS

*1s MALE WOODCHAT SHRIKE 5.30PM WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES S/OF BEACH ROAD IN GORSE 400YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE AT 7.30PM

*MONTAGU'S HARRIER CLEY NWT W/OVER EYE FIELD AT 6.30AM

*FEM MONTAGU'S HARRIER (WING-TAGGED) S/OVER HORSEY CORNER NT C/PK AT 8.50AM

*2 DRK RED-CRESTED POCHARDS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+DRK GARGANEY

*COMMON CRANE SHERINGHAM W/OVER TOWN CENTRE AT 4.35PM

*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB ON POOL R/OF FEN HIDE+TURTLE DOVE & GRASSHOPPER WBLR IN REEDBED.DRK GARGANEY ON FRESHMARSH+2 PAIRS RED-CRESTED POCHARD. SPOT/SHANK ON SALTMARSH+2 GREENSHANK

 

Thursday 29th April 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 500+ Common Scoter, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 7 Fulmars, 14 Sandwich Terns, 8 Comic Terns and 5 Little Terns. A Hobby was hawking insects over the fields south of Thornham bank, and other migrants included 1 Greenshank, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Cuckoo, 20+ Swifts west, 5 Sand Martins, 55 Swallows, 1 House Martin, 1 Tree Pipit, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 25 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whitethroats, 8 Blackcaps, 5 Chiffchaffs and 30 Willow Warblers. Two Redpoll sp flew over calling.

 

Moths included an Emperor, a Muslin and a Pine Beauty, while butterflies included 2 Brimstones and a Small Copper.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WOODCHAT SHRIKE 10.45AM WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES S/OF BEACH ROAD 400YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT BUT MOBILE. VIEW FROM A SENSIBLE DISTANCE

*WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT 5.15PM SINGING WELNEY WWT NEAR LYLE HIDE. RESV OPENING AT 7AM LAST ADMISSION 5PM & CLOSING AT DUSK

*NO SIGN OF HOOPOE SHERINGHAM JUST W/OF GOLF COURSE BY 8AM

*MALE IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF 5.50PM TITCHWELL RSPB BY 1st POND ALONG MEADOW TRAIL (SINGING ON & OFF)+DRK GARGANEY,2 GRASSHOPPER WBLRS & AD LITTLE GULL ON RES

*BEE-EATER TILL 6.55PM TITCHWELL RSPB OVER VISITOR CENTRE & C/PK THEN FLEW WEST

*BEE-EATER TILL 6.20PM BETWEEN BRANCASTER & DOCKING ON WIRES BY B1153 ONLY

*MARSH WBLR BREYDON WATER RSPB RPTD BY BURNT AREA IN C.P. BETWEEN HUMBERSTONE FARM & MARSH FARM 12.30PM TG.509.075

*FEM MONTAGU'S HARRIER HORSEY GAP OVER C/PK AT 1.10PM

*POSS MONTAGU'S HARRIER RPTD E/OVER WEYBOURNE CAMP AT 9.37AM

*2 SPOONBILLS E/OVER OVERSTRAND AT 7.35AM

*SPOONBILL W/OVER CLEY NWT AT 7.25AM

*FEM RING OUZEL SHERINGHAM IN FIELD W/OF GOLF COURSE

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAG CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD+WOOD SAND ON BILLY'S WASH AT 8.20AM

*TURTLE DOVE STIFFKEY FEN

*WOOD SAND HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SRAPE AT 12.30PM

*RINGTAIL MONTAGU'S HARRIER (WING-TAGGED) WAXHAM IN DUNES BEHIND CARAVAN PARK MID ANOON

*5 COMMON CRANES OVER WAXHAM+3 RING OUZELS BY HOLIDAY CAMP & 7 WHIMBREL BY PIPE DUMP

*OSPREY HICKLING BROAD NWT AT 2.30PM

*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB ON GRAZING MEADOW POOL+DRK GARGANEY & AD LITTLE GULL. 2 PAIRS RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON FRESHMARSH & GRASSHOPPER WBLR FROM FEN HIDE

 

Wednesday 28th April 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 11 Eider, 1000+ Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 3 Sandwich Terns. A Peregrine flew west over the marsh and 6 Whimbrel, 1Greenshank, 1 Cuckoo, 5 Swifts, 7 Sand Martins, 45 Swallows, and 7 Yellow Wagtails flew through. Also of note were a Common Buzzard, female Wheatear on Broadwater Road, 2 Grasshopper Warblers reeling, 20 Sedge Warblers, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 1 Whitethroat, 9 Blackcaps, 6 Chiffchaffs, and 25+ Willow Warblers were around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WOODCHAT SHRIKE 5.35PM WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES S/OF BEACH ROAD ON W/SIDE 200YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT

*WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT SINGING WELNEY WWT NEAR LYLE HIDE+DRK GARGANEY. RESV OPENING AT 7AM LAST ADMISSION 5PM & CLOSING AT DUSK

*FEM KENTISH PLOVER TILL 6.58AM RPTD HEACHAM ON BEACH ROOSTING WITH SANDERLING THEN FLEW TWDS HUNSTANTON

*HOOPOE 6.50PM SHERINGHAM JUST W/OF GOLF COURSE BUT MOBILE

*HOOPOE NORTH WALSHAM BRIEFLY EARLY MRNG

*TAWNY PIPIT TILL c4PM WAXHAM c1/2ML S/OF CHURCH DOWN TRACK TO PLOUGHED FIELD+2+WHINCHAT,3+WHITE WAGS,10+YELLOW WAGS & 20+WHEATEAR

*MONTAGU'S HARRIER WAXHAM S/PAST HOLIDAY CAMP AT 10.15AM+RING OUZEL & RED KITE THRU

*3 SPOONBILLS 4PM W/OVER CLEY NWT+2 RED KITES OVER AT 1.45PM

*3 COMMON CRANES W/OVER BURNHAM OVERY AT 12.50PM

*3 COMMON CRANES NW/OVER NORTHREPPS AT 11.05AM

*HONEY BUZZARD SNETTISHAM NE/OVER KENHILL AT 10.05AM

*3 COMMON CRANES BEESTON REGIS SW/OVER BEESTON PRIORY AT 11.27AM

*COMMON CRANES WEYBOURNE W/OVER COASTGUARDS COTTAGES AT 11.48AM

*WOOD SAND CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH AT 8.50AM

*RED KITE SE/OVER WEYBOURNE AT 9AM

*RED KITE SHERINGHAM E/OVER PRETTY CORNER AT 10.42AM

*RING OUZEL ROYDON COMMON NWT+18 WHIMBREL

*WOOD SAND HICLKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL SCARPE AT 12.30PM

*2 RING OUZELS WARHAM IN FIELS S/OF CHURCH EARLY A/NOON

*AD LITTLE GULL STIFFKEY FEN AT MIDDAY

*AD LITTLE GULL BARTON BROAD 6.35PM+2 BLACK TERNS

 

Tuesday 27th April 2010

At Holme NOA today another quiet day with relatively few common passerines. 2 Whimbrel flew through calling and 2 Cuckoos and a Turtle Dove were in the area, a Tree Pipit flew low over the east bank, and 30 Yellow Wagtails flew over the dunes. A Whinchat and a Wheatear were also on the NWT reserve. One Blackcap, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 6 Sedge Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Willow Warblers and a Chiffchaff were also of interest.

 

Moths included a Chocolate Tip, Streamer and a Pine Hawk Moth. 3 Green Hairstreaks were around the reserve.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT SINGING 6.10PM WELNEY WWT NEAR LYLE HIDE+DRK GARGANEY. RESV OPENING AT 7AM LAST ADMISSION 5PM & CLOSING AT DUSK

*RICHARD'S PIPIT SIDESTRAND ON CLIFFS BRIEFLY THEN FLEW WEST

*MALE RING OUZEL BREYDON WATER RSPB BY THE FARM+15 GREENSHANKS

*2 RING OUZELS E/OF MORSTON QUAY IN HORSE PADDOCK BY STONE WALL+2 MED GULLS OVER E/

*RED KITE S/OVER HOLT AT 11.10AM+2 MALE FIRECRESTS SINGING

*2 RING OUZELS WAXHAM BY CHURCH

*5 RING OUZELS ROYDON COMMON NWT ON HILL

*2 ARCTIC TERNS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+GREENSHANK & SHORT-E.OWL

*MALE HEN HARRIER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE AT 3.45PM

 

Monday 26th April 2010

A quieter day at Holme NOA, seawatching was still good with an Osprey west, 4 Eider, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 24 Fulmars, 1 Gannet, 37 Sandwich Terns, 5 Common Terns and 37 Little Terns. Also of note were a Swift, 15 Sand Martins, 27 Swallows, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 9 Sedge Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Blackcaps, 5 Chiffchaffs, and 2 Willow Warblers.

 

Sunday 25th April 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 3 Eider, 1200 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Fulmars, 1 Gannet, 1 Sandwich Tern, 10 Arctic Terns and 8 Little Terns. Notable migration took place today including an Osprey east, 21 Avocets, 50 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Whimbrel, 5 Cuckoos, 7 Swifts, 27 Sand Martins, 59 Swallows, 6 House Martins, 7 Tree Pipits, 74 Meadow Pipits, 46 Yellow Wagtails, 1 White Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtails, 2 Blue-headed Yellow Wagtails, a female Black Redstart was in the dunes as was a Whinchat, 2 Stonechats and 17 Wheatears. 4 Grasshopper Warblers were reeling, 20 Sedge Warblers were counted, 4 Reed Warblers were seen, and 7 Lesser Whitethroats, 9 Whitethroats, 28 Blackcaps, 55 Chiffchaffs, and 49 Willow Warblers were recorded.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BEE-EATER W/OVER SHERINGHAM 8.45AM - HEARD ONLY

*BEE-EATER JUST W/OF CROMER NEAR WINDHAM PARK 8.35AM - HEARD ONLY

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT NEAR LYLE HIDE SHOWING WELL. RESERVE OPENS TILL DUSK

*2 SPOONBILLS E/OVER BRANCASTER 7.45PM

*WOOD WBLR BLAKENEY POINT AT THE MARRAMS 4PM

*WOOD SAND HICKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE 11.25AM

*BLACK REDSTART HOLME ON GOLF COURSE & MALE BLUE-HEADED WAG

*2 RING OUZELS HUNSTANTON S/OF SEARLES HOLIDAY CAMP IN PADDOCK THIS MRNG

*MALE RING OUZEL BREYDON WATER NEAR HUMBERSTONE FARM

*RING OUZEL BURNHAM OVERY DUNES JUST S/OF GUN HILL

*MALE RING OUZEL WALSEY HILLS NOA ON E/SIDE 10.15AM

*RING OUZEL HEACHAM BY NORTH BEACH 3.30PM TF.668.390

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAG CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD

 

Saturday 24th April 2010

At Holme NOA today 85 Pink-feet were still present and 31 Brents were seen on the seawatch. Also of note on the sea were 2 Eider, 800 Common Scoter, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Fulmars. A Great White Egret flew past west with a Little Egret, and 3 Common Cranes circled the east end of the grazing marshes mid afternoon. Other birds of note included Greenshank, Turtle Dove, Cuckoo, Barn Owl, a Tree Pipit, 12 Yellow Wagtails, a female Redstart, a Whinchat and a Wheatear were in the dunes together with a male Ring Ouzel, a Cetti's Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warblers, 15 Sedge Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Whitethroat, 10 Blackcaps, 6 Chiffchaffs, 45 Willow Warblers, a male Firecrest and a single Redpoll were seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT 3.30pM WELNEY WWT FROM NEAR LYLE HIDE BRIEFLY THO ELUSIVE. LAST ADMISSION 7PM, RESERVE CLOSES AT DUSK, REOPENS 6AM

*HOOPOE BURNHAM OVERY IN FIELDS BY WINDMILL 6.30AM THEN FLEW E/.

NORFOLK

*NO FURTHER SIGN LESSER KESTREL HOLME NEXT THE SEA, BUT MALE KESTREL cTF.703.443

*NO FURTHER SIGN GREAT WHITE EGRET HOLME NWT BY 1.30PM BUT 2 BLUE-HEADED WAGTAILS, RING OUZEL + 2 REDSTART

 

Friday 23rd April 2010

At Holme NOA, seawatching produced 1200 Common Scoter, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Fulmars, 2 Gannets, 1 Little Tern, 2 Guillemots and 8 Sandwich Terns. A Red Kite, 5 Marsh Harriers, a female Goshawk and 6 Buzzards were seen. 10 Sand Martins, 42 Swallows, 2 Sedge Warblers and 2 Reed Warblers were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT AT DUSK WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE BUT ELUSIVE. PLEASE REPORT TO VISTOR CENTRE & FOLLOW ON SITE INSTRUCTIONS

*1s LITTLE GULL HICKING BROAD ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE

*4 COMMON CRANES OVER HICKLING BROAD NWT AT 10.35AM

*3 COMMON CRANES WINTERTON DUNES NNR LATE MRNG+5 YELLOW WAGS

*COMMON CRANE W/OVER KELLING QUAGS AT 11AM

*COMMON CRANE BETWEEN SALTHOUSE & CLEY OVER W/VIEWABLE FROM SALTHOUSE HEATH AT 11.07AM

*COMMON CRANE WELLS OVER W/END OF BEACH HUTS AT 11.44AM

*FEM GOSHAWK OVER HOLME NOA THEN FLEW SW/TWDS HOLME VILLAGE+FEM MARSH HARRIER

*SPOT/SHANK HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE AT 8.05AM+RUFF. GRASSHOPPER WBLR SE/OF HIDE+CETTI'S WBLR

*RED KITE N/OVER SEDGEFORD

*2 GOSHAWK DERSINGHAM FEM+RED KITE AT 11.20AM

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER BREYDON WATER+12 GREENSHANKS & COMMON SAND

*LITTLE TERN W PAST HOLME NOA THIS A/NOON+9 SANDWICH TERNS & 25 SWALLOWS

*7 RING OUZELS WAXHAM 6 BY SANDS HOLIDAY CAMP. & 1 200YDS N/OF PIPE DUMP+MALE WHIE WAG AT 3.15PM

*2 MALE RING OUZELS BURNHAM MARKET ON BEACON HILL. VIEWED N/FROM PARKING AREA

*RING OUZEL WEST RUNTON ALONG COSTAL PATH THIS MRNG

 

Thursday 22nd April 2010

At Holme NOA highlights included a Grasshopper Warbler reeling by the entrance to the NWT reserve, 9 Yellow Wagtails flew over calling together with 2 Tree Pipits, also on the reserve were 4 Sedge Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, 3 Willow Warblers and 2 Chiffchaffs. Two Whimbrel flew over and a Cuckoo was calling from the east end of the reserve.

 

At Redwell Marsh a Green Sandpiper, a Turtle Dove, a Cuckoo and an unidentified ring-tail Harrier were noted.

 

Wednesday 21st April 2010

At Holme NOA today a quiet day but a Greenshank flew through east and 7 Sand Martins and 2 Swallows were seen. 4 Sedge Warblers were singing in the reeds and a Chiffchaff and a Willow Warbler were on site. A single Crossbill flew over calling. A male House Sparrow by the Obs was ver unusual. A Green-winged Teal was reported from the first NWT hide but flew off into the middle of the marsh.

 

Tuesday 20th April 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 1405 Common Scoter, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Fulmars, and 10 Gannets. A Cuckoo was seen along the east bank and 4 Swallows flew through. 2 Chiffhcaffs and a Willow Warbler were also noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HOOPOE BURNHAM OVERY FLEW TO CENTRE OF VILLAGE 3.15PM BUT NO FURTHER SIGN

*MANX S'WTR E/PAST SHERINGHAM 10.14AM

*BLACK-N.GREBE OFF WEST RUNTON 800YDS E/OF BEACH C/PK DRIFTING EAST

*BLACK-N.GREBE CROMER 500YDS W/OF PIER 1.20PM SHOWING WELL

*BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES

*PAIR GARGANEY GREAT YARMOUTH AT BURE PARK TG.522.100

*2 RING OUZELS HUNSTANTON S/OF SEARLES HOLIDAY CAMP IN PADDOCK THIS EVNG

*2 MALE RING OUZELS POTTER HEIGHAM MID MRNG AT END OF MARSH ROAD & 9 WHIMBREL

*RING OUZEL WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK 10AM

*SHORT-E.OWL SALTHOUSE OVER SEA POOL 5.45PM

*PURPLE SAND BTW ECCLES & SEA PALLING

*MALE REDSTART SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK AT S/END & 2 GRASSHOPPER WBLRS

 

Monday 19th April 2010

A quiet day with some light rain, birds of note were 4 Avocets feeding around the Broadwater, 7 Sand Martins and 19 Swallows, 4 Sedge Warblers, 1 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaffs, and 1 Willow Warbler.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*QUAIL NNW/OF KING'S LYNN AT ONGAR HILL CALLING & SHORT-E.OWL

*2 SHORELARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP

*2w ICELAND GULL TILL DUSK CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 6.40PM & 2w Y-L.GULL

*FIRECREST GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY IN SOUTH SECTION 1PM

*PAIR GARGANEY GREAT YARMOUTH AT BURE PARK 8AM TG.522.100

*RED-N.GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB & 3 RED-CR.POCHARDS ON FRESHMARSH

*SUM'PL SPOT'SHANK WELNEY WWT +2 WHITE WAGS, 15 YELLOW WAGS & WHEATEAR

 

Sunday 18th April 2010

At Holme NOA today 2 Eider, 1142 Common Scoter, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, a winter plumage Black-throated Diver, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 12 Fulmars, 5 Sandwich Terns and 2 Arctic Terns were recorded on the seawatch. 3 Red Kites were circling over the grazing marshes and a Cuckoo was calling east of the Observatory early morning. 28 Swallows, 7 Sand Martins, 52 Meadow Pipits, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Sedge Warblers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroats, 4 Blackcaps, 10 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, a Jay, 1 Brambling, 5 Siskins, 2 Crossbills and 6 Redpoll sp were also counted.

 

At Walsey Hills a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs and a Little Egret were noted while 2 Sedge Warblers, 3 Pochards and a Little Grebe were on Snipes Marsh. On the east bank and sea pool 60+ Avocets, 2 Spotted Redshanks, 20 Curlews, 6 Sandwich Terns, 40 Redshanks, a female Pintail and a Sand Martin were counted.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE SNETTISHAM RSPB ON FRESHMARSH WITH PINKFEET THIS MRNG

*GOSHAWK W/OVER GORLESTON +MALE FIRECREST & GARDEN WBLR

*3 RED KITES HOLME NOA DRIFTING E/TWDS HOLME CHURCH 10.20AM

*RED KITE OVER MORSTON QUAY 5.15PM

*2 GARGANEY GREAT YARMOUTH AT BURE PARK 7.30AM SHOWING WELL

*FEM BLACK REDSTART ECCLES ON TRACK BY SIGNAL BOX 12.30PM

*LITTLE GULL FILBY BROAD

*2 RING OUZELS BTW WAXHAM & HORSEY

*RING OUZEL CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS

*2 GRASSHOPPER WBLRS WELLS WOOD AT THE DELL 7.40AM & TAWNY OWL

*GRASSHOPPER WBLR SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK & REDSTART

*CUCKOO HOLME NOA +2 YELLOW WAGS, BRAMBLING, 2 CROSSBILLS & 4+REDOLL SP

 

Saturday 17th April 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 1 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 5 Shoveler, 2 Eider, 1065 Common Scoter, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 12 Fulmars and a single Sandwich Tern. Also of interest were a Greenshank at Gore Point, 15 Swallows and a House Martin west, 3 Sedge Warblers, 1 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaffs, 5 Willow Warblers, and a female Firecrest was ringed.

 

At Walsey Hills a Lesser Whitethroat was seen and on Snipes Marsh a Reed Warbler and a Sedge Warbler were noted.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*COMMON CRANE KELLING HEATH CIRCLED 12.03-12.05PM THEN FLEW SW/.

*COMMON CRANE FLEW SE/OVER BINTREE MILL 4.40PM

*4 SHORELARK HOLKHAM GAP PRESENT E/OF GAP EARLY A/NOON+WHEATEAR

*FEM FIRECREST HOLME NOA RINGED+RELEASED 10.40AM

*MALE FIRECREST GREAT YARMOUTH SINGING IN BUSHES IN FRONT OF ST.MARY'S CHURCH, REGENT ROAD

*2 DRK GARGANEY HOCKWOLD WASHES

*DRK GARGANEY HICKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL 8AM FROM HIDE ON WEAVER'S WAY FOOTPATH+WHIMBREL  

*PAIR GARGANEY GREAT YARMOUTH 6.15PM ON POND AT BURE PARK+SHOWING WELL TG.522.100

*WOOD SAND PENTNEY GP'S 2.27PM

*RED KITE N/OVER SHOTESHAM 2PM

*ARCTIC TERN BARTON BROAD AT 11.38AM WITH 10 COMMON TERNS

*2 GRASSHOPPER WARBLER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB+2 BUZZARD, GREEN SAND, YELLOW WAG, REED WARBLER & WHITETHROAT

*14 BUZZARD GREAT YARMOUTH IN THERMAL BEFORE DRIFTING S/ 10.45AM

*9 BUZZARD WINTERTON DUNES NNR 10AM ON THERMAL THEN DRIFTED S/WITH MARSH HARRIER

*NORFOLK NO SIGN WOOD SAND HARDLEY FLOOD

 

Friday 16th April 2010

At Holme NOA 200 Pink-feet were still on the marshes and 18 Avocets on the Broadwater. 8 Swallows flew through, 2 Sedge Warblers were singing, 4 Chiffchaffs and a Willow Warbler were of note.

 

Thursday 15th April 2010

2 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Redpoll sp, 2 Swallows, 4 Sedge Warblers and 25 Avocets were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB OVER REEDBED+2 PAIRS RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON GRAZING MARSH POOL. SPOT/SHANK ON BRACKISH MARSH & GREEN SAND ON POOL E/OF FEN HIDE

*2 AD MED GULLS HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH AT 4PM+GREENSHANK ON LAVENDER MARSH

 

Wednesday 14th April 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 8 Eider, 60 COmmon Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Fulmars and 17 Gannets. 8 Sand Martins flew east along the broadwater and 3 Swallows were also seen. A Chiffchaff, 2 Siskin and a Redpoll were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 RED KITES OVER SNETTISHAM RSPB THIS MRNG

*2 WHITE WAGS WELNEY WWT+38 YELLOW WAGS,GREENSHANK,3 WHIMBREL,8 SEDGE WBLRS & COMMON TERN

*ARCTIC TERN COLNEY GPs

*COMMON CRANE E/OF ACLE N/OVER A47 AT 5PM

*4 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS 2 DRKs TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*FEM BLACK REDSTART CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS AT 5.30PM ON S/SIDE VIEWABLE FROM ROAD

 

Tuesday 13th April 2010

At Holme NOA 75 Pink-footed Geese were still on the marsh, 2 Red Kites flew along the ridge from Thornham, and on the sea 3 Arctic Skuas flew through. A female Black Redstart was seen briefly mid morning, and a Barn Owl, 3 Swallows, a Sedge Warbler and a Redpoll sp were also of note.

 

A Common Quaker, 4 Hebrew Characters, a Powdered Quaker, a Clouded Drab and a Shoulder Stripe were in the moth traps.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE REDSTART CLEY BY WEST BANK 150YDS FROM VILLAGE ON STRANDLINE

*2 RED KITES BETWEEN SNETTISHAM & A149 THIS MRNG

*SANDWICH TERN OVER WALSEY HILLS NOA AT 2.15PM

*1s LITTLE GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 PAIRS RED-CRESTED POCHARDS & RED KITE OVER VILLAGE AT MIDDAY 

 

Monday 12th April 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 209 Common Scoter, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 8 Fulmars, and 1 Gannet. Also of interest were at least 7 Avocets feeding on the Broadwater, a Green Woodpecker along the approach road, a Yellow Wagtail over high east, 2 Sedge Warblers in the reeds, 4 Chiffchaffs in the scrub and a second year female Black Redstart was feeding on the east bank late afternoon.

 

Moths included Red Chestnut, Pale Pinion, Early Grey, and Powdered Quaker.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*FEM LAPLAND BUNTING HARDLEY FLOOD 9.30AM ON BANK OF RIVER YARE BTW HARDLEY STAITHE AND RIVER CHET+POSS.RINGTAIL MONTAGU'S HARRIER

*15 SHORELARK HOLKHAM GAP 1/2ML E/OF BOARD WALK FEEDING ON SALTMARSH

*2 RING OUZELS SALTHOUSE HEATH IN 1ST FIELD E/OF 1ST CROSSROAD

*MALE REDSTART EAST WRETHAM HEATH NEAR HIDE 1.40PM

*RED KITE W/OVER KELLING HEATH 1.49PM, ANOTHER OR SAME E/AT 1.55PM

*RED KITE SE/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 8.15AM+2 RED-C.POCHARD ON FRESHMARSH & 1s LITTLE GULL

 

Sunday 11th April 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 6 Eider, 1209 Common Scoter, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Fulmars.

 

Moths included 5 Small Quakers, 3 Hebrew Characters, 1 March Moth, 4 Clouded Drabs, 1 Pale Pinion, 1 Pine Beauty, 2 Common Quakers, 1 Early Grey, 1 Powdered Quaker and 2 Red Chestnuts.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD BLACK BRANT HUNSTANTON CLIFFS ON BEACH WITH 60 DARK-BELLIED BRENTS

*15 SHORELARK HOLKHAM GAP 1KM W/OF END OF BOARDWALK

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT FLEW W/AT 10.15AM

*STONE CURLEW BTW SHERINGHAM+WEYBOURNE AFTER ISOLATED COTTAGES THIS MRNG BUT FLEW OFF  

*RING OUZEL WIVETON BTW WIVETON DOWNS+LANGHAM

*50+TWITE BROOME PITS 10AM

*2 FIRECRESTS LYNFORD ARBORETUM+3 HAWFINCHES & 16 CROSSBILLS 

*GOSHAWK WHITLINGHAM C.P. OVER STATION MARSHES

*REDSTART PENTNEY GP'S 3PM+GREEN SAND

*RED KITE OVER SANDRINGHAM JUST E/OF A149 AT 9AM

*AD ARCTIC TERN 3.20PM COLNEY GP'S FROM CHAPEL BREAK ROAD

*GRASSHOPPER WARBLER SINGING SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK+2 WHITETHROATS

*SPOT/SHANK CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH+PEREGRINE HUNTING

 

 Saturday 10th April 2010

At Holme NOA today the highlight was a superb second-year male Great Grey Shrike which was ringed this morning and was in the area of the marsh south of the Observatory until early afternoon, when it gradually headed west through the dunes. Also of interest were a Sand Martin, a Swallow, a single Tree Pipit over, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 2 alba Wagtails, 2 Sedge Warblers along the Broadwater edge, a male Lesser Whitethroat singing in the dunes, 7 Chiffchaffs, 5 Willow Warblers, a single Siskin, 70+ Linnets and a Crossbill. Four Red Kites flew through east during the day and a Hen Harrier was also seen. On the sea 44 Brent Geese, 2 Wigeon, 3 Eider, 1650 Common Scoter and 10 Red-breasted Mergansers were of interest.

 

Moths included 2 Pale Pinions, a Double-striped Pug, a Pine Beauty, 14 Hebrew Characters, 23 Powdered Quakers and 2 Shoulder Stripes.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 4.10PM HOLME DUNES ON LAVENDER MARSH BY BOOTH ON APPROACH TRACK

*COMMON CRANE SW/OF STIFFKEY FEN CIRCLING 1.38PM

*COMMON CRANE WEST RUNTON FLEW SE/OVER INCLEBOROUGH HILL AT 2.26PM

*COMMON CRANE NORTHREPPS FLEW S/OVER FOREST PARK CARAVAN SITE 2.38PM

*GARGANEY WELNEY WWT THIS MRNG

*DRK SCAUP WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE

*2 RED KITES GLANDFORD OVER AT 9.30AM

*2 RED KITE FLEW W/BTW THORNHAM+HOLME 11.05AM

*RED KITE CASTLE RISING 2.45PM FLYING W/OF VILLAGE TOWARDS THE WOOTTONS FROM OLD HUNSTANTON ROAD

*RED KITE BTW CLEY+BLAKENEY 9.03AM

*RED KITE W/OVER SHERINGHAM PARK 8.33AM

*RED KITE S/OF WALSEY HILLS NOA AT THE HANGS 8.55AM

*RED KITE OVER THORNHAM 10.55AM

*RED KITE FLEW W/OVER MORSTON 9.12AM

*RAVEN REPTD S/OVER DENVER 1.10PM

*2 RED-C.POCHARD TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 10.45AM

*BLACK-N.GREBE WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE 10.45AM

*SPOT/SHANK BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL THIS EVNG+WHITE WAG & SEDGE WARBLER

*LESSER WHITETHROAT HOLME NWT ON DUNES+2 WILLOW WARBLER, 2 BARN OWLS, 2 MARSH HARRIER & 2 SANDWICH TERN ON BEACH

 

Friday 9th April 2010

At Holme NOA today 2 Marsh Harriers, 8 Avocets, a Barn Owl, 4 Swallows, 1 House Martin, 2 Tree Pipits, 60 Meadow Pipits, 2 Sedge Warblers, 10 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, and 110+ Linnets were of note.

 

Thursday 8th April 2010

At Holme NOA seawathing produced 6 Brent Geese, 1 Eider, 1500 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Gannet and 4 Sandwich Terns. Three Marsh Harriers, 1 Buzzard and 4 Sparrowhawks were seen, while 6 Sand Martins, 15 Swallows, a Sedge Warbler, and 10 Chiffchaffs were of note.

 

Moths included Northern Drab, Hebrew Character, Common Quaker, Small Quaker and Diurnea fagella.

 

Wednesday 7th April 2010

At Holme NOA today 60 Pink-feet were on the marsh, 4 Swallows, 35 Meadow Pipits and 2 Pied Wagtails flew through. Around the reserve 7 Blackcaps, 18 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Redpolls and a Siskin were of note.

 

In the moth traps 5 Common Quakers, 1 Pine Beauty, 2 Clouded Drabs, 3 Small Quakers, 1 Shoulder Stripe and 3 Hebrew Characters.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD LETHERINGSETT N/OVER A148 AT 12.34PM

*BLACK BRANT STIFFKEY ON SALTMARSH N/OF STIFFKEY CAMPSITE AT 1.30PM WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*6 RING OUZELS TILL 9.45AM NORTHREPPS BEHIND GARDEN CENTRE ON HUNGRY HILL THEN FLEW SW TWDS/

*MALE RING OUZEL BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 300YDS E/OF BOARDWALK

*RING OUZEL CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS THIS MRNG

*COMMON CRANE GLANDFORD AT BAYFIELD ESTATE OVER COPSE S/OF MINOR ROAD FROM GLANDFORD AT 11.20AM

*3 DRK GARGANEY WELNEY WWT AT 10.30AM+12 YELLOW WAGS,3 SEDGE WBLRS & 1,000 BLACK-T.GODWITS

*2 AD LITTLE GULLS COLNEY GPs

*FIRESCREST TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR FEN HIDE BUT ELUSIVE+2 BITTERNS IN REEDBED. WATER PIPIT ON FRESHMARSH+YELLOW WAG

*BLUE-HEADED WAG HUNSTANTON IN HORSE PADDOCK BY SEARLES CARAVAN PARK AT 7PM+2 YELLOW WAGS

 

Tuesday 6th April 2010

At Holme NOA a Sand Martin, 6 Swallows and a House Martin flew through during the day. A Satellite moth was in the trap.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF STIFFKEY FEN BY MID MRNG

*15 SHORELARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP 3PM

*SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) RPTD TITCHWELL RSPB & 8 VELVET SCOTERS OFFSHORE

*RED-N.GREBE OFF HOLKHAM GAP 1PM

*BLACK REDSTART GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY IN SOUTH SECTION 3PM

*BLACK REDSTART BRANCASTER GOLF COURSE NEAR CLUBHOUSE

*BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON 8.55AM

*BLACK REDSTART BEESTON REGIS JUST E/OF CHURCH

*SUM'PL SLAV GREBE WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD 6.45AM

*23 CROSSBILLS HOVETON HALL IN WATER GARDEN

*SHORT-E.OWL WARHAM GREEN

*RED KITE W/OVER SCULTHORPE MOOR NNR

*RED KITE CLEY OVER THE HANGS 1.30PM

 

Monday 5th April 2010

A blustery day at Holme NOA produced 74 Brent Geese, 1 Eider, 1000+ Common Scoter, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Red-throated Diver on the sea. Elsewhere a Little Egret and 4 Marsh Harriers were noted around the grazing marshes and a Buzzard was also of interest. 2 Swallows flew over and 2 Chiffchaffs were in the scrub.

 

Moths included Hebrew Character, Dotted Border, Mottled Grey, Clouded Drab, Common and Small Quakers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF ON W/SIDE OF STIFFKEY FEN BY PATH IN SALLOWS BY RIVER NEAR SEAWALL SINGING 6.25PM. PARK ON A149 IN LAYBY, WALK E/ALONG PATH ON S/SIDE OF ROAD, THEN TAKE PATH N/TO SEAWALL TO VIEW

*16 SHORELARKS 4PM E/OF HOLKHAM GAP

*AD SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 9AM

*BLACK-N.GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB 3.55PM

*STONE CURLEW NORWICH SW/OVER SHERBOURNE PLACE CALLING 12.15AM

*DRK GARGANEY BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB NEAR WINDPUMP & 10 WATER PIPITS FROM NEW HIDE EARLY MRNG

*2 FIRECRESTS WALSEY HILLS NOA 10.45AM

*2 WATER PIPITS WELNEY WWT 12PM & DRK GARGANEY

*RED KITE W/OVER KELLING HEATH 4.35PM

*RED KITE W/OVER SHERINGHAM PARK 4.25PM

*RED KITE OVER CROMER TWDS FELBRIGG PARK 3.45PM

 

Sunday 4th April 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching today included 2 Brent Geese, 2 Eider, 606 Common Scoter, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Fulmar, and 1 Gannet. A Water Rail, 15 Avocets, 4 Woodcocks, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 187 Curlew, 9 Swallows, 110 Meadow Pipits, 8 Pied Wagtail, 7 Chiffchaffs and a Firecrest were all seen during the day.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*UNCON RPT IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF STIFFKEY FEN ON W/SIDE IN COPSE NEAR PATH BUT SEEN ONLY & NOT HEARD

*10 SHORELARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP 1.15PM

*2 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*1 SPOONBILL TILL 6.20PM CLEY NWT THEN FLEW TWDS SALTHOUSE

*SPOONBILL W/OVER KELLING WATER MEADOWS 8AM

*2 COMMON CRANES HORSEY NEAR MILL LATE MRNG

*WHITETHROAT SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK 

 

Saturday 3rd April 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 800 Common Scoters, and 4 Great Crested Grebes. Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard and Barn Owl were hunting during the day and 4 Swallows flew through west. A male Blackcap was in the scrub and a Willow Warbler was singing, while a male Firecrest was in the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF THIS EVNG ON W/SIDE OF STIFFKEY FEN BY PATH IN SALLOWS BY RIVER NEAR SEAWALL. PARK ON A149 IN LAYBY, WALK E/ALONG PATH ON S/SIDE OF ROAD, THEN TAKE PATH N/TO SEAWALL TO VIEW

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB BY LAST BUNGALOW ON SHINGLE BANK 12.05PM

*HOODED CROW CROMER NW/OVER GOLF COURSE 8.20AM & EARLIER W/OVER SIDESTRAND 8.15AM

*MALE RING OUZEL BRUNDALL MARSH BY RAILWAY LINE 7.45AM

*MALE RING OUZEL STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB OPP MARSH COTTAGE 6.55AM

*FIRECREST HOPTON-ON-SEA ON WARREN LANE & RING OUZEL AT HOPTON CLIFFS

*MALE FIRECREST HOLME NOA THIS MRNG

*DRK GARGANEY BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB NEAR WINDPUMP 2.45PM

*RED KITE BURNHAM NORTON W/OVER A149 TWDS VILLAGE 10.30AM

*3 SANDWICH TERNS W/PAST CLEY BEACH 11AM

*3 MED GULLS SNETTISHAM RSPB FROM ROTARY HIDE 1.25PM

*2 COMMON TERNS COLNEY GPs THIS A/NOON

 

Friday 2nd April 2010

At Holme NOA today 38 Pink-feet were on the marsh and a Marsh Harrier was hunting. Seawatching produced 800+ Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Great Crested Grebe and an immature Gannet. Seven Swallows flew through the dunes and at least 1 Wheatear was also seen. A Chiffchaff was on the reserve.

 

Moths included Hebrew Character, Red Chestnut and Common Quaker

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*RED KITE JUST S/OF LODDEN BY A146 AT 9.25AM

*BLACK REDSTART GREAT YARMOUTH DOCKS THIS MRNG

Wednesday 31st March 2010

At least 6 Chiffchaffs were around the reserve and a female Blackcap was in the buddleia. Seawatching produced 6 Wigeon, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and 800 Common Scoter.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

* ALPINE SWIFT CROMER OVER TOWN CENTRE AT 3PM BUT MOBILE

*MALE BLACK REDSTART NORTH WALSHAM AT PRIVATE SITE E/OF TOWN AT 9.30AM

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+3 WHITE WAGS ON BEACH. BITTERN OVER REEDBED & 50 AVOCETS ON FRESHMARSH

*FIRECREST HEMSBY AT S/END OF DUNES AT 2.30PM

 

Tuesday 30th March 2010

Two Wheatears were in the dunes and a Swallow flew through west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK KITE SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK FLEW S/OVER N/END 3PM

*ALPINE SWIFT 6PM CROMER ROOSTED ON CHURCH TOWER

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD S/OVER UPTON BROAD NWT 5.40PM & MALE RING OUZEL NEAR VIEWPOINT

*RED KITE OVER MUCKLEBURGH HILL 4.30PM

*DRK GARGANEY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE

*DRK GARGANEY WELNEY WWT 3PM

 

Monday 29th March 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALPINE SWIFT 12.40PM CROMER OVER W/END OF GOLF COURSE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD NW/OF FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES 3.10PM. PARK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*2 FIRECRESTS HOPTON-ON-SEA BY WARREN LANE THIS A/NOON

*2 AD MED GULLS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH & SPOT'SHANK

 

Sunday 28th March 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 1 Goosander and 11 Eider, together with 400 Common Scoter. A Wheatear was in the dunes.

 

Moths included 11 Hebrew Characters ,11 Common Quakers, 2 March Moths, 2 Mottled Greys, a Chestnut and an Oak Beauty.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALPINE SWIFT 5.30PM CROMER OVER TOWN CENTRE

*ALPINE SWIFT 3.35PM OVERSTRAND OVER GOLF COURSE

*ALPINE SWIFT JUST W/OF TRIMINGHAM 1.56PM

*ALPINE SWIFT JUST W/OF SIDESTRAND 1.55PM

*ALPINE SWIFT E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 12PM

*SPOONBILL BURGH CASTLE AT RIVER YARE / RIVER WAVENEY CONFLUENCE

*10 SHORELARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP 2.45PM

*2 COMMON CRANES BTW HUNSTANTON & HEACHAM FLEW E/OVER A149 AT 7.40AM

*2 BLACK REDSTARTS HAPPISBURGH IN C/PK THIS A/NOON

*BLACK REDSTART MORSTON QUAY W/OF INFORMATION CENTRE BY BOATS

*RED-N.GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB 9.25AM

*2 RED KITES S/OVER EASTON 11AM

 

Saturday 27th March 2010

At Holme NOA today 125 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Marsh Harriers, 6 Avocets, 7 Chiffchaffs and 3 Siskins were of note. A Short-eared Owl was hunting in the dunes pm and a Swallow flew through. 180 Meadow Pipits and 6 Pied Wagtails flew west, a Wheatear was in the dunes and a Firecrest was in the pines mid afternoon.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALPINE SWIFT TILL 5.10PM CROMER THEN LANDED ON SIDE OF CHURCH TOWER TO ROOST

*ALPINE SWIFT E/OVER NORTHREPPS 2.20PM

*ALPINE SWIFT HUNSTANTON NEAR LIGHTHOUSE VIEWABLE FROM C/PK 9.25AM

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD NW/OF FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES. PARK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*2w CASPIAN GULL SHERINGHAM SAT ON SEA 12.15PM

*12 SHORELARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP 9.30AM

*5+MEALY REDPOLLS CRINGLEFORD BY RIVER YARE 7.20AM. PARK AT WAITROSE & WALK TWDS UEA TO VIEW ALDERS & SILVER BIRCHES BY SHARP BEND IN RIVER

*6 COMMON CRANES NW/OVER BURGH CASTLE 9.30AM

*OSPREY NW/OVER NORTHREPPS 10.50AM

*2 FIRECRESTS HOPTON-ON-SEA ON WARREN LANE & BLACK REDSTART ON CLIFFS

*FIRECREST HOLME NOA BY C/PK 3.45PM

*BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON NORTH DUNES & FIRECREST

*BLACK REDSTART HEACHAM AT N/END OF SOUTH BEACH BY CHALETS 4PM

*BLACK REDSTART 3PM MORSTON QUAY W/OF INFORMATION CENTRE

*8 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM FLEW OVER PADDOCK 3PM & 12 CROSSBILLS

*SHORT-E.OWL HOLME NWT

 

Friday 26th March 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 4 Eider, 2200 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Fulmars and a Lesser Black-backed Gull. Several Chiffchaffs were around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*7+SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP c1/2ML E/OF BOARDWALK AT 2.15PM

*2 WAXWINGS 3.50PM NORWICH AT EARLHAM JUST W/OF A140 ON IVY ROAD OPP NORTH EARLHAM FIRE STATION

*2 WATER PIPITS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+WHITE WAG

*IMM SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 7.55AM

*RAVEN E/OVER WALSEY HILLS NOA AT 7.36AM

*6 MEALY REDPOLLS SW/OF NORWICH AT CRINGLEFORD BY RIVER YARE AT 7.15AM. FROM WAITROSE WALK TWDS UEA TO VIEW ALDERS BY BEND IN RIVER

*2 MANDARIN FELBRIGG HALL NT ON LAKE AT 1.30PM

*MALE RING OUZEL BLAKENEY N/OF KISSING GATE AT FRIARY HILLS AT 3.45PM

*2 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*MALE YELLOW WAG HEACHAM BETWEEN CHALETS AT SOUTH BEACH+3 WHEATEARS

*2 WATER PIPITS HOW HILL NR ON BUTTLE MARSH+JACK SNIPE & WILLOW WBLR

*2 FEM BLACK REDSTARTS HUNSTANTON NE/OF LIGHTHOUSE BY BLUE CHALET AT 4.15PM

*LONG-E.OWL GORLESTON-ON-SEA W/OF BEACON PARK AT 5.20PM

*2 BLACK REDSTARTS WINTERTON DUNES NNR IN SOUTH DUNES+FIRECREST & WHITE WAG

 

Thursday 25th March 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 4 Eider, 1500 Common Scoter, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, and 1 Red-necked Grebe. 2 Sand Martins, 2 Swallows, 263 Meadow Pipits, 1 Grey Wagtail, 27 Pied Wagtails, a male Ring Ouzel, 6 Redwings, 4 Tree Sparrows, 2 Siskins, 85 Linnets, 13 Twite, 2 Redpolls and 4 Reed Buntings flew over during the day. A female Black Redstart and 3 Wheatears were in the dunes, 24 Chiffchaffs were counted, a male Firecrest was in the pines.

 

Moths included a Shoulder Stripe, 3 Hebrew Characters, 3 Mottled Greys, 4 Dotted Borders, a Common Quaker and a Clouded Drab.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALPINE SWIFT 3.45PM HUNSTANTON ALONG CLIFFTOP

*ALPINE SWIFT 3.40PM CROMER ROOSTING ON N/SIDE OF CHURCH TOWER CURRENTLY OUT OF VIEW

*ALPINE SWIFT TILL 2.40PM SHERINGHAM OVER BEESTON BUMP THEN FLEW EAST

*9 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*2 WAXWINGS 8.35AM NORWICH AT EARLHAM JUST W/OF A140 ON IVY ROAD OPP NORTH EARLHAM FIRE STATION

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM ON SEAFRONT BY WHELK COOPERS CAFE THIS A/NOON

*FIRECREST HOPTON-ON-SEA ALONG WARREN LANE THIS MRNG

*2 CASPIAN GULLS 2w+1w SE/OF KINGS LYNN AT BLACKBOROUGH END TIP AT 11AM

*RED KITE S/OF KELLING HEATH OVER FIELDS AT 11.20AM

*4 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK MID A/NOON

*2 WATER PIPITS THORPE ST.ANDREW AT THORPE STATION MARSH SE/OF CATTLE FIELD AT 1.25PM

*BLACK REDSTART 3.45PM WEYBOURNE IN GARDEN OF WINDMILL VIEW . VIEW FROM 5-BAR GATE FROM TRACK TO COASTGUARDS

*2 FIRECREST FELBRIGG HALL NT AT LIONS MOUTH C/PK+3 BRAMBLING & c20 CROSSBILLS

*5 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK+GREAT N.DIVER OFFSHORE

Wednesday 24th March 2010

At Holme NOA today 230 Pink-feet were on the marsh, 2 Marsh Harriers were hunting, 3 Water Rails were heard, 7 Avocets were on the Broadwater, a Green Woodpecker was in the pines, a single Swallow flew through west, 120 Meadow Pipits, 10 Pied Wagtails, 2 Ring Ouzels, a Redwing, 12+ Chiffchaffs, 8 Siskins, a Redpoll sp and 2 Crossbills were noted. At least 3 Firecrests were between the paddocks and the pines early morning.

 

At Redwell Marsh a Ring Ouzel was in the hedge by the public footpath at 7.10am.

 

Moths included 2 Hebrew Characters, an Oak Beauty, a Chestnut moth and a Common Quaker.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALPINE SWIFT 6PM HUNSTANTON OVER LIGHTHOUSE

*ALPINE SWIFT CROMER DRIFTED EAST AT c7.30AM BUT SWALLOW & 2 WHITE WAGS ON SEAFRONT

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF ALPINE SWIFT GREAT YARMOUTH BETWEEN TESCO & B & Q BY EARLY A/NOON

*12+SHORELARKS HOLKHAM 1/2ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP AT 4PM

*2 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT EARLHAM JUST W/OF A140 ON IVY ROAD OPP NORTH EARLHAM FIRE STATION

*IMM SPOONBILL BURNHAM NORTON ON POOL NEAR C/PK AT 9.52AM BUT ELUSIVE

*RING OUZEL HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH THIS MRNG. 3+FIECRESTS BY THE OBS+8+CHIFFCHAFFS & REDWING

*RED KITE S/OF CLEY OVER RIVER GLAVEN AT 6.30AM

*RED KITE WINTERTON N/OVER NORTH DUNES 12.15PM

*RED KITE HICKLING BROAD NEAR VIS'CTR

*RED KITE S/OVER SALTHOUSE AT 12.05PM

*2 FIRECRESTS SINGING WALSEY HILLS NOA

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES BY SALTS HOLE+RED KITE OVER

*RING OUZEL BLAKENEY IN PADDOCK

*2 BLACK REDSTARTS HAPPISBURGH IN BEACH C/PK

*2 RING OUZELS HOLME NOA+2 CROSSBILLS

 

Tuesday 23rd March 2010

At Holme NOA today the highlight was an Alpine Swift which flew through west mid afternoon and came back low east at around 4.15pm. Six Common Cranes also flew west inland. On the sea 8 Eider, a Common Scoter, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Goosander, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, and 4 Fulmars were seen. 120 Pink feet were on the marsh and 114 Brent Geese flew past offshore. A t least 11 Buzzards flew through and other migrants included 3 Sand Martins, 90 Meadow Pipits, 11 Pied Wagtails, 8 Chiffchaffs, 7 Tree Sparrows, 6 Siskins and 52 Linnets. Other species of note were a Water Rail, 27 Avocets, 6 Goldcrests, 20 Long-tailed Tits and 2 Yellowhammers on the Golf Course.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALPINE SWIFT TILL 5PM CROMER THEN APPEARED TO GO INTO N/SIDE OF CROMER CHURCH TOWER TO ROOST

*ALPINE SWIFT HUNSTANTON W/OVER CLIFFS 5.20PM

*ALPINE SWIFT 4.12PM HOLME NOA E/OVER THORNHAM BANK

*ALPINE SWIFT W/OVER OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 3.18PM

*ALPINE SWIFT BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE OVER A149 2.55PM

*ALPINE SWIFT 2.20PM HOLKHAM PARK FLEW W/OVER N/END OF HOLKHAM PARK LAKE

*ALPINE SWIFT JUST W/OF EAST RUNTON OVER A149 AT 3.25PM

*ALPINE SWIFT WNW/OVER OVERSTRAND MID A/NOON

*NORFOLK ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD E/OVER GUIST BRIDGE 11.45AM

*6 COMMON CRANES S/OF TITCHWELL CIRCLING & DRIFTING W/OVER CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS & VIEWABLE DISTANTLY FROM TITCHWELL RSPB 12.25PM  +DRK GARGANEY, BITTERN & PAIR RED-CR.POCHARDS

*6 COMMON CRANES SE/OF HUNSTANTON DRIFTING SOUTH 12.50PM

*6 COMMON CRANES SW/OVER LANGHAM 11.40AM

*1w GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM ON SEAFRONT LATE A/NOON

*1w SPOONBILL LATE A/NOON CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE & 2 WHITEFRONTS ON POPE'S MARSH

*FIRECREST CROMER ON GOLF COURSE & 3 BLACK REDSTARTS

*3 BLACK REDSTARTS GREAT YARMOUTH AT WATERWAYS 12.50PM

*2 DRK GARGANEY HOCKWOLD WASHES FROM RIVER BANK THIS A/NOON

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB +HEN HARRIER & 20 TWITE AT THORNHAM POINT 

*NORFOLK / SUFFOLK 4 L.S.W'PECKERS BTW SANTON DOWNHAM & BRANDON BY LITTLE OUSE RIVER & PAIR MANDARINS

 

 

 

Monday 22nd March 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 4 Eider, 7 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 19 Red-breasted Mergansers, 10 Great Crested Grebes and 11 Fulmars. A Water Rail was callin from the reeds and a Barn Owl was hunting early morning. 120 Meadow Pipits, 10 Pied Wagtails, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 6 Siskins and 3 Reed Buntings flew over. 5 Tree Sparrows were at the feeding station.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALPINE SWIFT S/OVER WINTERON-ON-SEA 5.30PM & BLACK REDSTART IN WINTERTON DUNES

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOVETON HALL N/OF ASHMANHAUGH WOOD OVER FIELDS 10.15AM - PRESENT 3 WEEKS

*5 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT EARLHAM JUST W/OF A140 N/OF BOWTHORPE ROAD ON IVY ROAD OPP NORTH EARLHAM FIRE STATION

*LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT JUST S/OF SOUTH POOL OPP WATCHER'S COTTAGE 1.15PM WITH MEADOW PIPITS

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB JUST BEFORE BUNGALOWS ON SHINGLE BANK 4.10PM

*1w GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM ON SEAFRONT 2.50PM

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT THIS A/NOON

*1w COMMON CRANE THIS A/NOON HOCKWOLD WASHES BUT MOBILE

*DRK GARGANEY BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB W/OF WINDPUMP

*DRK GARGANEY WHITLINGHAM C.P ON N/SIDE OF CONSERVATION AREA 1PM

*RED KITE N/OVER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB 6AM & 3 BITTERNS

*RED KITE FLITCHAM NE/OVER B1153 AT 2.45PM

*2 FIRECRESTS FELBRIGG HALL NT AT LION'S MOUTH & 30 CROSSBILLS

*4+VELVET SCOTERS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +LONG-T.DUCK & 30 TWITE

*6 BEWICK'S SWANS ITTERINGHAM BY MANNINGTON HALL

*5 TREE SPARROWS HOLME NOA 10.30AM

 

Sunday 21st March 2010

At Holme NOA today 240 Pink-feet were still on the marsh together with 320 Wigeon. A Little Egret, 2 Marsh Harriers, 5+ Buzzards, 45 Lapwings, 170 Curlews, 25 Skylarks, 280+ Meadow Pipits, 3 Stonechats, a Tree Sparrow, 25 Siskins and 48 Linnets were of note.

NORFOLK ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 3 MARSH HARRIER. PARK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PRK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE AND TAKE RIGHT FORK TO FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM 2PM ON GROYNE OPP.THE CROWN PUB

*4 COMMON CRANE SHERINGHAM FLEW W/OVER SHERINGHAM PARK 9.40AM

*2 COMMON CRANES FLEW W/OVER KELLING HARD 9.50AM  

*2 COMMON CRANES FLEW W/OVER CLEW NWT AT 10AM

*2 COMMON CRANES MORSTON JUST W/OF HARBOUR DRIFTED E/10.20AM+SPOT/SHANK

*2 SHORELARK SNETTISHAM RSPB 200M S/OF LAST CHALET

*AD BLACK BRANT SNETTISHAM RSPB WITH 30 DARK-BELLIED BRENTS  

*HOODED CROW CALIFORNIA FLEW IN OFF SEA THEN N/AT 8.10AM

*DRK GARGANEY BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB VIEWABLE FROM MILL+LITTLE RINGED PLOVER & WHITE WAGTAIL

*DRK GARGANEY HOCKWOLD WASHES FROM WASHLAND VIEWPOINT

*2 FIRECREST FELBRIGG HALL NT AT LION'S MOUTH C/PRK+30 CROSSBILL

*MALE FIRECREST TRIMINGHAM SINGING AT ENTRANCE TO WOODLAND LEISURE PARK+4 WHEATEAR & 2 WHITE WAGS 

*FIRECREST ORMESBY BROAD ON BOARDWALK NEAR HIDE TO ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD 10.30AM+2 SLAV GREBES

*RED KITE HOLKHAM PARK NEAR S/ENTRANCE AT 3.50PM

*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANTS FEEDING AT SIDE OF ROAD JUST OFF A149 AT 6.45AM

*5 WHOOPER SWANS KEN HILL MARSH THEN FLEW NE/.

*LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER LYNFORD ARBORETUM BY BRIDGE OVER STREAM MID A/NOON

*4 WHEATEARS HORSEY BY NELSON HEAD TRACK

*4 CROSSBILL FLEW E/OVER HOPTON-ON-SEA

*3 CROSSBILL SANTON WARREN AT ST.HELENS C/PRK

*1200 BLACK-T.GODWIT WELNEY WWT 8.30AM+55 RUFF &13 AVOCET, RESERVE OPEN 9.30AM-5PM

*MALE WHITE WAG OPP.BROGRAVE FARM

*SWALLOW OVERSTRAND FLEW W/THIS MRNG

 

Saturday 20th March 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD JUST NW/OF FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES 11AM & HEN HARRIER. PARK PAST WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO VIEW FROM MOUND BY FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*1w GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM ON SEAFRONT

*MEALY REDPOLL WHITLINGHAM C.P NEAR LITTLE BROAD

*3 SLAV GREBES ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD & SLAV GREBE ON FILBY BROAD

*FIRECREST TITCHWELL RSPB IN C/PK BY START OF PATH TO VIS'CTR

*3 WATER PIPITS BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB OPP C/PK BY DITCH LATE MRNG & LRP ON POOL BY WINDPUMP

*LEUCSITIC RED KITE OVER SILVERGATE 2.35PM

*RED KITE W/OVER BARTON TURF EARLY A/NOON

*RED KITE OVER HINDOLVESTON

*22 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH BY C/PK

*MALE HEN HARRIER HORSEY BY NELSON HEAD TRACK & 3 WHEATEARS

*5 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK 1.30PM & 8 CROSSBILLS

*30 CROSSBILLS FELBRIGG HALL NT AT LION'S MOUTH C/PK TG.188.398

 

Friday 19th March 2010

Highlights of the day included eight Buzzards, a single Red Kite over the village and the lone Tree Sparrow was agin at the feeders.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 7.30AM BETWEEN HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 BUT NO SIGN AT 10.30AM TM.446.982

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM 100YDS E/OF SEAWATCHING SHELTER AT 1.30PM

*JUV ICELAND TILL 10.15AM BREYDON WATER+LRP

*2 FIRECRESTS FELBRIGG HALL NT AT 1.45PM  BY ENTRANCE TO LIONS MOUTH C/PK+MEALY REDPOLL & 30 CROSSBILLS

*LRP BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+WATER PIPIT

*DARTFORD WBLR HOPTON-ON-SEA ALONG CLIFFTOP+MALE BLACK REDSTAT & WHEATEAR

*RED KITE HOLME NOA S/OVER A149 AT c12.30PM+TREE SPARROW ON FEEDERS

*PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE CLEY NWT BY BEACH ROAD WITH 800 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE AT 1.10PM

*2 WHEATEARS SALTHOUSE W/OF BEACH C/PK

*FIRCREST TITCHWELL RSPB IN C/PK AT 4.40PM SHOWING WELL+WOODCOCK BY PATH FROM C/PK TO VISITOR CENTRE & WATER PIPIT ON FRESHMARSH

*3 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS AT 3.45PM

*SLAV GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB

 

Thursday 18th March 2010

Sea-watching produced a single drake Goldeneye and 25 Red-breasted Merganser. The first Swallow of the spring today with a single west, a Tree Sparrow was obsevered at the feeding station.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NORFOLK ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THIS A/NOON BETWEEN HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 TM.446.982

*REDHEAD SMEW BURE MARSHES ON COCKSHOOT BROAD AT 6AM

*HOODED CROW W/OVER KELLING QUAGS AT 9.18AM

*2 SAND MARTINS W/OVER CROMER GOLF COURSE 10.23AM

*SWALLOW W/THRU HOLME NOA+TREE SPARROW ON FEEDERS

*FIRECREST TITCHWELL RSPB IN C/PK BY CYCLE RACK AT 2.45PM+CHIFFCHAFF,6 SAND MARTINS & 6 VELVET SCOTERS OFFSHORE

*FIRECREST WELLS WOODS BEHIND BEACH HUTS

*FEM BLACK REDSTART CLEY IN BEACH C/PK+8+SAND MARTINS THRU

*9 MED GULLS 3 ADs GREAT YARMOUTH ON BEACH BETWEEN PIERS COMING TO BREAD

*SNOW BUNTING BRACASTER ON FRESHMARSH THEN FLEW WEST

3 WATER PIPITS BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB IN DITCH NEAR PUB+ROCK PIPIT

 

Tuesday 16th March 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD JUST NW/OF FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES +3 S-E.OWLS & HEN HARRIER. PARK PAST WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO VIEW FROM MOUND BY FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 AT 10.20AM TM.446.982

NORFOLK

*5 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT EARLHAM JUST W/OF A140 N/OF BOWTHORPE ROAD ON IVY ROAD OPP NORTH EARLHAM FIRE STATION 8.40AM

*1w GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM BELOW SEAWATCHING SHELTER

*RED KITE W/OVER BINHAM 3.40PM

*RED KITE BODHAM W/OVER CROMER RIDGE VIEWABLE FROM A148 1.42PM

*4 WIN'PL SLAV GREBES ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD

*BLACK REDSTART CLEY NEAR VILLAGE HALL IN NW/CORNER OF ALLOTMENTS

*50 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH & G.N.DIVER

*2 FIRECRESTS FELBRIGG HALL NT AT LION'S MOUTH C/PK 9.15AM

*REDHEAD SMEW STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE THIS MRNG

*BITTERN BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH & 17 TWITE ON SALTMARSH

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER HOLME NOA OVER HOLME MARSH THIS A/NOON & BLACK-T.DIVER

*6 BEWICK'S SWANS ITTERINGHAM BY MANNINGTON HALL

*DRK RED-CR.POCHARD SPARHAM GPs THIS A/NOON

*MANDARIN WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD & SWALLOW OVER

 

Monday 15th March 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 TM.446.982

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD FRITTON N/OVER FRITTON WOOD NEAR PYLONS THIS A/NOON

NORFOLK

*5 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT EARLHAM JUST W/OF A140 N/OF BOWTHORPE ROAD ON IVY ROAD OPP NORTH EARLHAM FIRE STATION 3.30PM

*1w GLAUCOUS GULL CLEY NWT BY NORTH HIDE ON BEACH 1.30PM

*1w GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM BY PROMENADE SHELTER & G.N.DIVER

*3 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE NW/OF BURNHAM NORTON ON NORTON MARSH WITH PINKFEET 8.15AM

*14 VELVET SCOTERS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +2 WATER PIPITS, FEM RED-CR.POCHARD & 2 SPOT'SHANKS

*WATER PIPIT WELNEY WWT

*3 WIN'PL SLAV GREBES ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD 8.50AM & WIN'PL SLAV GREBE ON FILBY BROAD

*DRK GARGANEY JUST W/OF GILLINGHAM VILLAGE N/OF A146 ON POOL IN FIELD 10.30AM

*RED KITE N/OVER SNETTISHAM PUMPING STATION 12.25PM

*4 SCAUP WELLS BY CAMPSITE ON BOATING LAKE

*4 PALE-BELLIED BRENTS CLEY NWT

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE 5.30PM

 

Sunday 14th March 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 3 Eider, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Med Gull and 2 Kittiwakes. A Water Rail and a Barn Owl were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 COMMON CRANES WINTERTON NORTH DUNES+MALE DARTFORD WARBLER

*2 COMMON CRANE STUBBS MILL 3.15PM

*COMMON CRANE OVER BURE MARSHES AT 9.25AM  

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM ON SEAFRONT 5PM

*WAXWING SW/OF COLTISHALL AT HIRSTEAD MILL BRIEFLY 1.O5PM

*1+GARGANEY S/OF CLEY, W/OF GLANDFORD ROAD BEYOND SEWAGE WORKS IN FLOODED ROUGH PASTURE 11.20AM THO ELUSIVE

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES W/OF MEALS HOUSE BEFORE PATH TO JOE JORDAN HIDE AT 3.50PM

*4 SLAV GREBES NW/OF FILBY N/OF A1064 ON ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD  

*3 SLAV GREBES TITCHWELL RSPB ON SEA

*SLAV GREBE FILBY BROAD+1w DRK SCAUP & BITTERN

*REDHEAD SMEW CUCKSHOOT BROAD CLOSE TO HIDE AT 10.25AM+RED KITE OVER

*14 WHOOPER SWANS LUDHAM BRIDGE IN PLOUGHED FIELD

*BITTERN WHITLINGHAM C.P. FLEW ALONG N/SHORE W/OF BAY/ISLAND 12PM

*5 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM+11 CROSSBILL IN C/PRK

*5 MANDARINS FELBRIGG HALL NT ON LAKE 8.30AM+20 CROSSBILL & 15 BRAMBLING

*DRK MANDARIN DUCK WHITLINGHAM C.P. THIS MRNG

*FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 1.50PM

*RUFF DENVER SLUICE 'TIL 6.30AM

*CROSSBILL NORWICH OLD CATTON FLEW OVER WOODLAND DRIVE 10AM

Saturday 13th March 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 1 Eider, 700 Common Scoter, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Great Crested Grebes, and 1 Fulmar. A Tawny Owl was calling on the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET * ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 2.55PM BETWEEN HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 ON GATE POST TM.446.982

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM OFFSHORE AT HIGH TIDE AT 5PM

*5 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB AT 12PM+WATER PIPIT & 16 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*3 MEALY REDPOLL STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB IN ALDERS FROM SANDY WALL+5 BITTERN

*SLAV GREBE NW OF FILBY ON ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD  

*SLAV GREBE FILBY BROAD

*2 FIRECREST FELBRIGG HALL NT+7 COMMON CROSSBILL AT LION'S MOUTH C/PRK AT 1PM & 2 FEM MANDARINS, VIEW FROM MEADOW

*4 SCAUP (AD DRK, 2 AD FEMS, 1w DRK) WELLS ON BOATING LAKE 11.18AM  

*3 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS AT 2.15PM+10 CROSSBILL

*FEM MANDARIN DUCK GUIST ON RIVER SOUTH OF BRIDGE AT 5.40PM

*8 CROSSBIL SANTON WARREN FROM BRIDGE ON MARKS LANE 11.15AM+4 BRAMBLING AT ST.HELEN'S PICNIC SITE

 

Friday 12th March 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 4 Eider, 1000+ Common Scoters, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver east and 95 Bar-tailed Godwits on the beach. A male Marsh Harrier, 2 Barn Owls and a Tawny Owl were of note. Three Avocets were around the Broadwater and 27 Lapwings were counted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET *ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 3.45PM BETWEEN HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 ON GATE POST TM.446.982

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS IN HARBOUR AT 3.55PM. 4 SCAUP 2 DRKs ON PINEWOODS CARAVAN PARK BOATING LAKE AT c3.35PM

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM ON GROYNE BY SEAWATCHING SHELER AT 4.20PM

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL RPTD TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 1PM+WATER PIPIT,3 SPOT/SHANKS & BITTERN OVER REEDBED. 2RED-CRESTED POCHARDS 1DRK ON GRAZING MARSH

*55 BEWICK'S SWANS NW/OVER HORSFORD AT 10.30AM

*2 FIRECRESTS12.50PM FELBRIGG HALL NT AT LIONS MOUTH C/PK

*6 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS AT 2.15PM

*131 BEWICK'S SWANS BREYDON WATER RSPM AT N/END

*9 MANDARIN 5 DRKs FELBRIGG HALL NT ON LAKE+2 ON NEARBY POND AT 2PM 

 

Thursday 11th March 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 6 Brent Geese and 2 Eider. A Marsh Harrier and 2 Buzzards were hunting, a single Avocet was of note and 7 Crossbills were in the pines. 17 Snow Buntings flew along the beach.

NORFOLK ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 12.30PM BETWEEN HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 ON GATE POST TM.446.982

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL LATE MRNG SHERINGHAM ON SEAFRONT SHOWING WELL+AD Y-L.GULL & RED-NECKED GREBE .BLACK GUILLEMOT E/PAST AT 10.30AM

*5 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT EARLHAM ON IVY ROAD BY NORTH EARLHAM FIRE STATION AT 3PM

*6 WAXWINGS 4.15PM NEAR NORWICH AT THORPE MARRIOTT ON LONG DALE IN GARDEN BY PLAYING FIELD

*WAXWING JUST W/OF CROMER IN GARDEN OFF A149 BETWEEN CLIFTON PARK & HOWARDS HILL AT 4PM

*TAIGA BEAN GOOSE HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANNES DRIVE IN 2nd FIELD N/OF A149 BY PILLBOX AT 3.15PM SHOWING WELL

*SHORT-E.OWL CLEY NWT FROM EAST BANK THIS EVNG

*3 SLAV GREBES ORMESBY BROAD N/OF A1064 ON ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD 12.30PM

*DRK MANDARIN KINGS LYNN AT HOSPITAL WALK 12.55PM

*SPOT/SHANK BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL THIS A/NOON+3 MED GULLS AD+2w+1w

*2 WATER PIPITS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 SPOT/SHANKS ON SALTMARSH &VELVET SCOTER

*REDHEAD SMEW STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

 

Wednesday 10th March 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 3.45PM BETWEEN HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES

 c1/2ML NW/OF A143+2 SHORT-E.OWLS,PEREGRINE & 4 MARSH HARRIERS  TM.446.982  

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM ON BEACH 100YDS S/OF LAST CHALET AT 11.30AM  .

*AD TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE AT 3.30PM

*5 WAXWINGS THIS A/NOON NORWICH AT EARLHAM ON IVY ROAD BY EARLHAM FIRE STATION

*3 SLAV GREBES ORMESBY BROAD N/OF A1064 ON ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD

*40 CROSSBILLS THETFORD WARREN AT 1.30PM

 

Tuesday 9th March 2010

NORFOLK ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 LATE MRNG TM.446.982

*3w CASPIAN GULL EDGEFIELD OPP TIP 4.30PM

*5 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT EARLHAM JUST W/OF A140 N/OF BOWTHORPE ROAD ON IVY ROAD OPP NORTH EARLHAM FIRE STATION 8.30AM

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM ON GROYNE BY BEACH CAFE

*3 AD BLACK BRANTS WELLS IN HARBOUR & BY FOOTBALL PITCH 2.35PM

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB AT S/END OF CHALETS

*3 SLAV GREBES ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD FROM SCREEN N/OF FILBY BRIDGE C/PK & PAIR SMEW FILBY BROAD

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB +30 TWITE & BITTERN

*BLACK-T.DIVER OFF SALTHOUSE 9.35AM & 30 SNOW BUNTINGS

*SPOT'SHANK MORSTON QUAY 1PM

*3 MED GULLS (2 ADs & 1w) HOLKHAM PARK LAKE

*12 CROSSBILLS NEAR NORTH WALSHAM AT WITTON WOODS JUST N/OF POND

 

Monday 8th March 2010

At Holme NOA seawatch highlights were 7 Eider, 1Long-tailed Duck, 1200 Common Scoter, 18 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Fulmar. Six Buzzards were circling south east of the Observatory, 2 Barn Owls were hunting and a Tawny Owl was heard in the pines. 8 Siskins flew over calling and 21 Crossbills were in the pines mid morning but mobile.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET *ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 TM.446.982

*5 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT EARLHAM JUST W/OF A140 N/OF BOWTHORPE ROAD ON IVY ROAD OPP NORTH EARLHAM FIRE STATION 9.15AM

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM ON GROIN BY SEAWATCHING SHELTER

*9 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB 400YDS S/OF CHALETS ON BEACH 9.15AM

*TAIGA BEAN GOOSE 4.53PM HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE VIEWABLE 200YDS PAST ENTRANCE GATE

*MEALY REDPOLL UEA BROAD BY SE/EDGE 3.15PM

*LONG-T.DUCK HOLME OFF GORE POINT

*REDHEAD SMEW STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB ON MAIN RIVER 7.30AM

*3 WATER PIPITS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH & 3 SPOT'SHANKS

*2 WATER PIPITS CLEY NWT W/OF WEST BANK 11.45AM & 9+PALE-BELLIED BRENTS

*2 FIRECRESTS FELBRIGG HALL NT AT LION'S MOUTH C/PK

*20+CROSSBILLS SANTON WARREN BY ST.HELEN'S PICNIC SITE 2.10PM

*7 CROSSBILLS HOLME NOA BY ENTRANCE 12PM

 

Sunday 7th March 2010

At Holme NOA today 600 Pink-feet, 230 Brent Geese and 1000+ Wigeon were around the grazing marshes. A Marsh Harrier and a Common Buzzard were hunting together with two Barn Owls. Also of note were 70 Lapwings, 230 Curlews, a male Stonechat, 3 Goldcrests and 6 Siskins.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD JUST NW/OF FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES 9.15AM. PARK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 TM.446.982

*5 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT EARLHAM JUST W/OF A140 N/OF BOWTHORPE ROAD ON IVY ROAD OPP NORTH EARLHAM FIRE STATION

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL 5PM SHERINGHAM ON BEACH BY BEACH HUT CAFE SHOWING WELL

*12 SHORELARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP 10.45AM

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB 200YDS S/OF CHALETS ON BEACH

*2 TAIGA BEAN GEESE HOLKHAM 1/2ML W/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE WITH WHITEFRONTS & 2 FIRECRESTS JUST W/OF MEALS HOUSE

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BTW VIS'CTR & FRESHMARSH 4.30PM

*PAIR GARGANEY HICKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE VIEWABLE FROM WEAVER'S WAY PATH 9AM & WHOOPER SWAN

*BLACK-T.DIVER PAST CLEY BEACH +G.N.DIVER & PALE-BELLIED BRENTS FROM EAST BANK

*2 FIRECRESTS FELBRIGG HALL NT IN LION'S MOUTH C/PK THIS MRNG

*2 SLAV GREBES ORMESBY BROAD ON LITTLE BROAD 8.30AM

*20 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH

*4 SCAUP WELLS BY CARAVAN PARK ON BOATING LAKE 1.30PM

*7 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS 2.45PM & 5 CROSSBILLS BY C/PK

*2 HAWFINCHES SANTON WARREN AT ST.HELEN'S PICNIC AREA

*MALE HEN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB ROOSTED THIS EVNG

*26 BEWICK'S SWANS N/OF BECCLES AT GILLINGHAM MARSHES

*12 CROSSBILLS NORTH WALSHAM AT WITTON WOODS 3.15PM

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE 4.30PM

 

Saturday 6th March 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 1 Eider, 6 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Red-throated Divers and 2 Fulmars. 1500 Pink-feet and 23 Brent Geese were counted, and 1600 Wigeon were around the grazing marshes. A Stonechat was feeding nearby and 10 Siskins flew over calling, 6 Crossbills were in the tops of the pines mid morning.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BETWEEN HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES 9.47AM  AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143. TM.446.982

*1+ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS CHEDGRAVE MARSHES THIS A'NOON+2 S-E.OWLS. PK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

 

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM ALONG SEAFRONT 3.20PM SHOWING WELL

*5 WAXWING EARLHAM 3.09PM ON IVY ROAD OPP.NORTH EARLHAM FIRE STATION  

*BLACK BRANT HUNSTANTON WITH BRENT GEESE ON BEACH OFF END OF CLIFF AT 4.10PM

*7 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB OVER RAILWAY LINE AT 2.25PM

*TAIGA BEAN GOOSE HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE IN FIELDS 150 YDS N/OF PAY KIOSK AT 4.50PM+2 FIRECRESTSBY WASHINGTON HIDE  

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB STILL BY END CHALET

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB IN TREES AROUND VISITOR CENTRE+4 SPOT/SHANK & WATER PIPIT ON FRESH MARSH, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER & 6 VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE

*MEALY REDPOLL LYNFORD ARBORETUM ON GRAVEL TRACK BY LAKE+4 HAWFINCHES & 15+CROSSBILL  

*SLAV GREBE ORMESBY BROAD ON ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD 8AM VIEWABLE FROM HIDE NORTH OF FILBY BRIDGE C/PRK. TG.463.142

*6 BEWICK'S SWANS BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL+3 WHITE WAGTAILS

*SHORT-E.OWL ROYDON COMMON NWT

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER TITCHWELL RSPB+2 BITTERNS & 4 SPOT/SHANKS

*2 FIRECREST HOLKHAM 100M W/OF MEOLS HOUSE WITH TIT FLOCK

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM 200YDS W/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE AT 1.45PM

*FIRECREST FELBRIGG HALL NT IN LION'S MOUTH C/PRK 10.15AM

 

 

 

Thursday 4th March 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching highlights were a drake Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck and 1 Goldneye. A Merlin was hunting over the marsh and 2 Avocets were on the Broadwater.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE 1.5MLS NW/OF BURNHAM NORTON VIEWABLE FROM SEAWALL EARLY A/NOON

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS JUST NW/OF FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES THIS MRNG. PK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 7.30AM BETWEEN HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143. TM.446.982

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD c1.5MLS NNE/OF HOVETON NEAR HOVETON HALL OVER FIELDS N/OF ASHMANHAUGH WOOD AT 3.30PM vTG.313.203

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB 100YDS S/OF CHALETS ON SHINGLE AT 12.05PM

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM BY BOAT RAMP BELOW THE CROWN PUB AT 4.35PM

*5 WAXWINGS NORWICH TILL 9AM AT EARLHAM JUST W/OF A140 N/OF BOWTHORPE ROAD ON IVY ROAD BY NORTH EARLHAM FIRE STATION THEN FLEW WEST

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE ON N/SIDE AT 7.15AM+7 CROSSBILLS

*BLACK-T.DIVER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+6 VELVET SCOTERS. 47 AVOCETS ON FRESHMARSH+67 TWITE

*BITTERN GUIST BY TOLLBRIDGE AT 10.20AM

*2 SLAV GREBES ON ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD FROM VIEWING SCREEN

*50 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK

*14 MANDARINS FELBRIGG HALL NT. 1+FIRECREST IN LIONSMOUTH C/PK

*3 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS TITCHWELL RSPB+67 TWITE,6 SPOT/SHANKS,47 AVOCETS,BITTERN & BLACK-T.DIVER OFFSHORE

 

Wednesday 3rd March 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 1500 Common Scoter, , 2 Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Fulmars, and the Snow Goose which flew west along the shoreline with 6 Brent Geese. 2 Snow Buntings also flew through east. A Peregrine was on the marsh and 4 Barn Owls were hunting. A Stonechat was also of note.

 

Tuesday 2nd March 2010 

At Holme NOA seawatching highlights were 163 Brent Geese, 400 Wigeon, 6 Eider, 12 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Red-throated Divers, 4 Great Crested Grebes and 5 Fulmars. Also of interest today were 4 Common Buzzards circling south of the grazing marshes, 3 Water Rails calling near the Observatory and 3 Siskins on the feeders in front of the Dell Hide. 30 Snow Buntings flew along the beach.

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) HOLME NOA S/OF BROADWATER WITH PINKFEET EARLY A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 4.15PM TM.446.982

*4 WAXWINGS EARLHAM BY FIRE STATION

*3 WAXWINGS NORTH WALSHAM IN SAINSBURY'S C/PK TG.284.304

*2 WAXWINGS WEST RUNTON AT THE VILLAGE INN 8.30AM

*WAXWING BRADWELL ON GREEN LANE BRIEFLY

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL THIS A/NOON SHERINGHAM BY BEACH HUT CAFE & BLACK REDSTART AT E/END OF PROMENADE 2.15PM

*30 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*17 LONG-T.DUCKS HOLME OFF GORE POINT

*2 FIRECRESTS FELBRIGG HALL NT IN LION'S MOUTH C/PK & 8 CROSSBILLS

*SLAV GREBE ORMESBY BROAD ON LITTLE BROAD

*2 REDHEAD SMEW STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM TOWER HIDE & 2 BITTERNS FROM FEN HIDE

*50 TWITE TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH & 12 VELVET SCOTERS

 

Monday 1st March 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 15 Eider, 10 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Goldeneye, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 3 Great Crested Grebes, and 11 Fulmars. The Snow Goose was again on the grazing marsh mid morning with Pink-feet, and a Marsh Harrier and 2 Common Buzzards were seen, together with 2 Barn Owls. A male Stonechat was in bushes south of the Broadwater and 6 Siskins and 3 Snow Buntings flew over calling.

NORFOLK  NEWS  FROM  BIRDNET *AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) HOLME NOA S/OF BROADWATER WITH PINKFEET +10 LONG-T.DUCKS, 3 SNOW BUNTINGS, 2 BLACK-T.DIVERS, 2 G.N.DIVERS & HEN HARRIER

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 1.30PM & SHORT-E.OWL TM.446.982

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD JUST NW/OF FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES 1.30PM. PARK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*1w GLAUCOUS GULL 5.40PM SHERINGHAM OFF WHELK COPPERS TEAROOMS

*5 WAXWINGS 4.58PM WEST RUNTON AT THE VILLAGE INN

*5 WAXWINGS NW/OF NORWICH AT THORPE MARRIOTT AT LONG DALE BY PLAY AREA 7AM THEN FLEW TWDS GRACE EDWARDS CLOSE

*3 WAXWINGS NORTH WALSHAM IN SAINSBURY'S C/PK TG.284.304

*3 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE BTW BURNHAM NORTON & BURNHAM DEEPDALE AT W/END OF NORTON MARSH & 48 BARNACLE GEESE ON OVERY MARSHES

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS IN HARBOUR WITH BRENTS

*2 COMMON CRANES N/OVER LYNFORD ARBORETUM 1.35PM

*1w BLACK REDSTART WEST RUNTON 50YDS E/OF RAMP 8.25AM

*RED KITE POSTWICK OVER A47 8.15AM

*SLAV GREBE ORMESBY BROAD ON LITTLE BROAD 10.45AM

*100 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH

*FIRECREST FELBRIGG HALL NT BY LION'S MOUTH C/PK

*4 SCAUP WELLS BY CARAVAN SITE ON BOATING LAKE

*7 TWITE MORSTON QUAY & SPOT'SHANK

*11 VELVET SCOTERS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +51 TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH, WATER PIPIT & 9 SPOT'SHANKS

*5 AD WHOOPER SWANS STANHOE BY JACK'S LANE & MALE HEN HARRIER

*AD BEWICK'S SWAN WIVETON S/OF THE BELL PUB C/PK VIEWABLE FROM BLAKENEY ROAD

*9 MANDARINS FELBRIGG HALL NT 

Sunday 28th February 2010 

*2 WAXWINGS NORTH WALSHAM IN SAINSBURY'S C/PK

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL 10.50AM SHERINGHAM BY PROMENADE ON GROYNE & PURPLE SAND

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL 4.40PM SHERINGHAM ON SEAFRONT BUT MOBILE

*2 REDHEAD SMEW NAR VALLEY FISHERIES

*AD BEWICK'S SWAN WIVETON S/OF THE BELL PUB C/PK VIEWABLE FROM BLAKENEY ROAD 11.15AM

*SPOT'SHANK MORSTON BY LOWER C/PK THIS A/NOON 

 

Saturday 27th February 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 9 Eider, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 2500 Common Scoter, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers and 1 Fulmar. Also of note were a female Merlin, 6 Barn Owls and a single Stonechat.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THORPE MARSHES SHOWING WELL AT 4.15PM FROM A143 JUST BEFORE BRIDGE+3 SHORT-E.OWLS & 6 MARSH HARRIERS

*AD GREATER SNOW GOOSE HOLME NOA ON MARSH AT 3.50PM WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+BARNACLE GOOSE

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM 1.20PM ON GROYNES OPP. SEA-WATCHING SHELTER

*WAXWING NORTH WALSHAM 4.40PM IN SAINSBURY'S CAR PARK TG.284.304

*TAIGA BEAN GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH+43 BARNACLE GEESE & 275 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*17 SHORELARK HOLKHAM BAY c1ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP THIS MRNG   

*SLAV GREBE ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD THIS MRNG

*4 SCAUP (AD DRK, 2 AD FEM, 1wDRK) WELLS ON BOATING LAKE

*2 L-T.DUCK HOLME AT GORE POINT+MERLIN

*C30 TWITE HOLME AT GORE POINT+c100 SNOW BUNTINGS  

*15+ HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM AT 9.30AM

*2 FIRECRESTS FELBRIGG HALL NT IN PICNIC AREA+10 MANDARIN ON LAKE

*2+VELVET SCOTER TITCHWELL RSPB

*REDHEAD SMEW STRUMPSHAW FEN FROM FEN HIDE THIS MRNG+5+BITTERNS

*2 SPOT/SHANK TITCHWELL RSPB+WOODCOCK IN PICNIC AREA

*1w MED GULL KING'S LYNN AT FISHER FLEET THIS A'NOON

 

Friday 26th February 2010

NORFOLK NEWS  FROM  BIRDNET

 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 8.30AM BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 NE/OF BRIDGE TM.446.982

*GLAUCOUS GULL W/OVER SALTHOUSE BEACH+50 SNOW BUNTINGS BY BEACH C/PK

*2w GLAUCOUS GULL PAST SHERINGHAM AT 10.28AM

*1w CASPIAN GULL SE/OF KINGS LYNN AT BLACKBOROUGH END TIP THIS A/NOON+2w MED GULL

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS W/OF  BEACH ROAD ON FOOTBALL PITCH LATE A/NOON WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*4 SCAUP WELLS ON PINEWOODS CARAVAN PARK  BOATING LAKE EARLY MRNG

*BLACK REDSTART WEST RUNTON 100YDS E/OF RAMP AT 9.15AM+2 GREAT N.DIVERS OFFSHORE

*DRK LONG-T.DUCK OFF SEA PALLING+PURPLE SAND THIS MRNG

 

Thursday 25th February 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 9 Long-tailed Ducks and 1000+ Common Scoter. Five Marsh Harriers were counted and 2 Buzzards were also seen. 2 Water Rails were calling from the reeds and a Woodcock was flushed. 3 Barn Owls were hunting the marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM  BIRDNET

*WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE HOLME NOA SE/OF OBS ON GRAZING MARSH WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE AT 10.45AM

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD RPTD GUNTHORPE OVER A148 NEAR ANGLIAN WATER TREATMENT WORKS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 2.30PM JUST NW/OF FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES. PARK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

 

 

*12 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM c500YDS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP AT 8.20AM+LAPLAND BUNTING

*RED KITE W/OVER KELLING WATER MEADOWS AT 9.25AM

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER WARHAM GREENS THIS MRNG

*3 MANDARIN 2 DRKs FELBRIGG HALL NT LAKE

*2 COMMON CRANES CIRCLING OVER SHERINGHAM AT 1.30PM

*MED GULL WALCOTT OPP POST OFFICE AT HIGH TIDE

*9 LONG-T.DUCKS PAST NOA+5 MARSH HARRIERS OVER GRAZING MARSH

*9 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM EARLY MRNG SHOWING WELL

 

Wednesday 24th February 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 10 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1100 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and 1 Fulmar. 3 Marsh Harriers and 2 Barn Owls were also seen.

*SNOW GOOSE HOLME NOA MIDDAY S/OF BROADWATER WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 3.20PM BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 NE/OF BRIDGE TM.446.982

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD JUST NW/OF FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES 2.45PM+HEN HARRIER & 7 SHORT-E.OWLS. PARK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL CROMER ON GROYNE JUST W/OF PIER AT 2.35PM

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL TILL 11.40AM WEST RUNTON ON BREAKWATER THEN FLEW E/+ 1w BLACK REDSTART BUT ELUSIVE

*16 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM BAY c3/4ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP

*WAXWING NORTH WALSHAM IN SAINSBURYS C/PK MIDDAY.TG.284.304

*MALE HEN HARRIER W/OVER BRANCASTER STAITHE AT 8.30AM

*4 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS BRANCASTER HARBOUR AT 9.10AM

*PURPLE SAND SHERINGHAM AT E/END OF PROMENADE BY BOAT RAMP AT 9.25AM

*3 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANTS 12.10PM WOLFERTON TRIANGLE AT W/END+7 CROSSBILLS

*19 BARNACLE GEESE HEACHAM SOUTH BEACH BY INNER SEA WALL+7 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE AT 1.15PM

*SHORT-E.OWL THORNHAM OFF A149 OVER FIELDS S/OF FARM SHOP+MERLIN

*DARTFORD WBLR HOPTON-ON-SEA ON CLIFFS LATE MRNG+3 MED GULLS OFFSHORE

*17 BARNACLE GEESE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH AT 1.30PM FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE WITH 250 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*2 HEN HARRIERS TITCHWELL RSPB IN ROOST AT 5PM

 

Tuesday 23rd February 2010 

NORFOLK NEWS  FROM  BIRDNET

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) HOLME NOA BY APPROACH ROAD 10.55AM

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD JUST NW/OF FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES 12.30PM. PARK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 10.05AM TM.446.982

*WAXWING NORTH WALSHAM IN SAINSBURY'S C/PK 11.10AM

*BLACK REDSTART WEST RUNTON FROM RAMP ON BEACH 10.30AM

*RED KITE 1/2ML E/OF THORNAGE VILLAGE OVER FIELDS 9.55AM

*REDHEAD SMEW SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD 10AM

*VELVET SCOTER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +AD MED GULL & SPOT'SHANK

*PURPLE SAND SHERINGHAM IN FRONT OF MUSEUM 11.45AM

*100 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH

*3 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM 3PM & 10 CROSSBILLS

 

Monday 22nd February 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Fulmars and 1 Gannet. Of note on the grazing marshes were a Snow Goose with 1000+ Pink-feet, 2 Marsh Harriers, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Barn Owl, 30+ Golden Plover and 100+ Curlew.

NORFOLK  NEWS  FROM  BIRDNET

 

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) HOLME NOA JUST S/OF OBS WITH PINKFEET 12.33PM

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 NE/OF BRIDGE TM.446.982

*WAXWING NORTH WALSHAM IN SAINSBURY'S C/PK 10.05AM

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS HOLKHAM BEACH & 15 SHORELARKS

*1w GLAUCOUS GULL W/ALONG WEYBOURNE BEACH

*2 AD BLACK BRANTS WELLS ON FOOTBALL PITCH 2PM & 4 SCAUP AT HARBOUR MOUTH VIEWABLE FROM COASTGUARDS

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES W/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE NEAR POOL 1.45PM

*1w BLACK REDSTART WEST RUNTON ON CLIFF E/OF SLIPWAY

*150 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH

*3 LONG-T.DUCKS PAST HOLME NOA & G.N.DIVER

 

 

 

Sunday 21st February 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 9 Eider, 1004 Common Scoter, 7 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser and a single Fulmar. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM  BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD JUST NW/OF FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES AT 5.15PM. PARK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO FOREST EDGE TG.458.01.

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES AT 1.15PM c1/2ML NW/OF A143 NE/OF BRIDGE. VIEW ONLY FROM ROAD TO AVOID DISTURBANCE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER STIFFKEY AT 12.40PM

*GREAT WHITE EGRET CHEDGRAVE MARSHES S/OVER AT 2PM+2 SHORT-E. OWLS, FEM HEN HARRIER & SEVERAL MARSH HARRIERS

*AD WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE S/OF TITCHWELL VILLAGE c1.5ML S/ALONG CHALKPIT ROAD IN FIELD ON LEFT  WITH+9 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE & c350 PINK-FOOTED GEESE AT 12.25PM 

*6 WAXWINGS GORLESTON OPP. POLICE STATION

*16 SHORELARK HOLKHAM BAY 3/4 MILE E/OF HOLKHAM GAP 9.30AM

*2w CASPIAN GULL 1ML S/OF THURLTON IN FIELD S/OF B1136 LODDON ROAD 1.30PM+1w YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

*9 COMMON CRANES STUBBS MILL, HORSEY IN ROOST+30 MARSH HARRIER & WOODCOCK  

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WELNEY WWT ON MAIN SPIT

*C60 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE CAR PARK 1PM

*4 SCAUP WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA ON BOATING LAKE

*1w BLACK REDSTART WEST RUNTON 150 YDS W/OF SLIPWAY+RED KITE E/AT 10.05AM & 2 SNOW BUNTINGS IN FIELDS

*SLAV GREBE ORMESBY BROAD ON LITTLE BROAD+BITTERN

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE 11AM

*3 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL (AD, 2w, 1w) BTW GELDESTON+KIRDBY CRANE

*51+MED GULLS GREAT YARMOUTH ON BEACH BTW PIERS  

*REDHEAD SMEW WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD AT E/END+SCAUP & 6  GOOSANDER

*SMEW FILBY BROAD

*2 REDHEAD SMEW STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE AT 11AM+BITTERN & 4 OTTERS

*SPOT/SHANK MORSTON ON CAR PARK SCRAPE

 

Saturday 20th February 2010

Seawatching highlights were 16 Eider, 25 Long-tailed Ducks, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Fulmars and a single Kittiwake. Also of interest were 2 Common Buzzards, 2 Water Rails, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Barn Owls, a Rock Pipit, 1 Stonechat, 5 Fieldfares, 4 Bullfinches and 25 Snow Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) BY TITCHWELL VILLAGE W/OF CHALKPIT ROAD WITH PINKFEET 12PM

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS JUST NW/OF FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES. PARK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 NE/OF BRIDGE 7.30AM

*GLAUCOUS GULL W/ALONG SALTHOUSE BEACH 10AM

*10 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE SW/OF BREYDON WATER ON LANGLEY MARSHES THIS A/NOON

*c80 TAIGA BEAN GEESE 2.33PM CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB FROM BURNT HOUSE LANE

*2 AD BLACK BRANTS WELLS JUST E/OF BEACH ROAD ON PITCH+PUTT COURSE THIS A/NOON

*RED-N.GREBE SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD LATE MRNG +2 SMEW & 1w DRK SCAUP

*7 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM 8.20AM & 8 CROSSBILLS

*1+FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES E/OF JOE JORDAN HIDE LATE A/NOON

*REDHEAD SMEW STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB THIS MRNG +2 BITTERNS & 90 BEWICK'S SWANS FLEW EAST

*100 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH BY C/PK

*1w LITTLE GULL BURGH CASTLE

*64+BEWICK'S SWANS E/OVER WYMONDHAM

*57 BEWICK'S SWANS NORWICH E/OVER PARK LANE 9.20AM

*4 SCAUP WELLS BY CAMPSITE ON BOATING LAKE

*SPOT'SHANK MORSTON HARBOUR THIS A/NOON

 

Friday 19th February 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching highlights were 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Red-throated Divers, and 9 Fulmars. Also of note were 2 Water Rails, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Barn Owls, a Stonechat, 1 Fieldfare and a Jay.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 1.15PM CHEDGRAVE MARSHES SHOWING VERY WELL, PARK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO FOREST EDGE TO VIEW FROM MOUND TG.458.011

 

 

*3 AD BLACK BRANTS WELLS JUST W/OF BEACH ROAD ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE AT 4PM WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*2 AD BLACK BRANTS WELLS BY FOOTBALL PITCH OFF BEACH ROAD AT 2.25PM

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE TILL MIDDAY CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE  THEN FLEW OFF

*3 TUNDRA GEESE S/OF BRANCASTER 1ML E/OF CHOSELEY FARM MIDDAY WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE THEN FLEW OFF

*REDHEAD SMEW WHITLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD AT E/END+SCAUP & GOOSANDER

*4 WAXWINGS WHITLINGHAM C.P. BRIEFLY BY PICNIC AREA THEN FLEW EAST

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY PICNIC AREA 1+WATER PIPIT OVER FRESHMARSH & 2 VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE THIS MRNG

*2 WATER PIPITS CLEY NWT ON SERPENTINE 8AM+3 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*AD MED GULL WEST RUNTON BEACH C/PK COMING TO BREAD AT 2.20PM

*31 SNOW BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH+3 VELVET SCOTERS OFFSHORE.AD MED GULL ON FRESHMARSH+TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH

*REDHEAD SMEW WHITLINGHAM C.P.AT E/END+GOOSANDER

*19 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK AT 11AM

*2 BITTERNS STRUMPSHAW FEN FROM FEN HIDE AT 4.20PM

 

Thursday 18th February 2010

At Holme NOA poor visibility hindered seawatching but even so 5 Eider, 1800 Common Scoter, 2 Goldeneye, and 2 Great Crested Grebes were recorded. 2 Barn Owls were hunting and a single Fieldfare was still on the reserve.

NORFOLK

*AD WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE WITH 150 PINK-FOOTED GEESE AT 10.30AM

*AD FEM RING-NECKED DUCK 2MLS ESE/OF NORWICH AT TROWSE IN WHITTLINGHAM C.P.ON GREAT BROAD+1w DRK SCAUP,REDHEAD SMEW & 6 GOOSANDERS 4 DRKs

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 4PM CHEDGRAVE MARSHES+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER., PARK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO FOREST EDGE TO VIEW FROM MOUND TG.458.011

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 3PM BETWEEN HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 NE/OF BRIDGE+3 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE WITH c3,000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE cTM.446.982

*2 WAXWINGS GUIST BY CHURCH AT 8.50AM THEN FLEW WEST

*2 WAXWINGS WELLS OVER CHURCH AT 3.05PM

*WAXWING WINFARTHING 7.30AM BRIEFLY TM.110.854

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD MIDWAY ALONG CHANNEL WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE LATE MRNG

*34 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB AT 3PM

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WELNEY WWT

*100 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK THIS MRNG

*16 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM c3/4ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP+7 SNOW BUNTING AT 1.15PM BUT MOBILE

*4 SCAUP AD DRK+1w DRK+2 FEM WELLS ON PINEWOODS CARAVAN PARK BOATING LAKE THIS A/NOON

*SPOT/SHANK MORSTON HARBOUR ON SCRAPE BY C/PK+GREENSHANK

*RUFF SALTHOUSE AT N/END OF IRON ROAD

*PURPLE SAND SHERINGHAM AT E/END OF SEAFRONT ON SLIPWAY

*REDHEAD SMEW STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM BRICK HIDE THIS MRNG+DRK GOOSANDER,4 BITTERNS & 5 OTTERS

*BLACK REDSTART TITCHWELL RSPB IN DUNES BY BOARDWALK+30 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH.MEALY REDPOLL BY VISITOR CENTRE.WATER PIPIT ON FRESHMARSH+9 AVOCETS,SPOT/SHANK ON BRACKISHMARSH & BIITERN OVER REEDBED

*JUV WHOOPER SWAN SALTHOUSE IN FIELD W/OF IRON ROAD

 

Wednesday 17th February 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Kittiwakes and 1 Fulmar. Other birds of note were 2 Barn Owls, 3 Marsh Harriers, 1 Common Buzzard, a male Stonechat and 2 Bullfinches in the NWT Car Park.

NORFOLK NEWS  FROM  BIRDNET

*AD WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE 12.52PM BETWEEN CHOSELY & B1153 IN FIELD JUST N/OF PINE BELT WITH c3,000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

 

 

*17 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM BAY c3/4ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP AT 2.20PM SHOWING WELL. 4 SCAUP AD DRK+1w DRK+2 AD FEM WELLS ON PINEWOODS BOATING LAKE

*19 WAXWINGS TILL 12.35PM E/OF NORWICH AT THORPE ST.ANDREW BY SAINSBURY'S C/PK THEN FLEW TWDS DUSSINGDALE DRIVE

*WAXWING WINFARTHING 3.30PM TM.110.854

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD COMMUTING BETWEEN HARBOUR CHANNEL & FOOTBALL PITCH

*98 TAIGA BEAN GEESE 5.10PM BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB VIEWABLE FROM THE STATION

*SPOT/SHANK BRANCASTER STAITHE+11 TWITE

*100+SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK AT 2.45PM

*10 SPOT/SHANK TITCHWELL RSPB+WATER PIPIT,2 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIERS .MEALY REDPOLL BY VISITOR CENTRE & WOODCOCK BY TRACK FROM C/PK .9 VELVET SCOTERS OFFSHORE WITH 1150 COMMON SCOTERS+7 LONG-T.DUCKS & GREAT N.DIVER

*REDHEAD SMEW STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM RECEPTION CENTRE HIDE AT 11.30AM+BITTERN

*2 MALE HEN HARRIERS WARHAM GREENS THIS A/NOON+3 MARSH HARRIERS

 

Tuesday 16th February 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatch highlights were 2 drake Long-tailed Ducks west, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, one Great Northern and 1 Red-throated Diver, 8 Great Crested Grebes and 10 Fulmars. 2 Barn Owls were hunting and at least 15 Fieldfares were still around the reserve.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD 11.25AM +RED-N.GREBE, 2 REDHEAD SMEW & 1w DRK SCAUP

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 AT 11.30AM TM.446.982

*25 WAXWINGS CROMER ON LOUDEN ROAD ON ROOF OF CHARTERED SURVERYORS

*18 WAXWINGS THORPE ST.ANDREW ON DUSSINGDALE DRIVE 11.55AM

*17 WAXWINGS EARLY A/NOON THORPE ST.ANDREW IN SAINSBURY'S C/PK

*4 WAXWINGS CROMER BY LLOYDS TSB BUT MOBILE

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 9AM

*AD BLACK BRANT BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES 300YDS FROM C/PK WITH BRENTS 11.55AM

*2 VELVET SCOTERS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +50 TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH, WATER PIPIT ON FRESHMARSH & MALE HEN HARRIER

*11 SNOW BUNTINGS THORNHAM POINT 10.05AM

*5 TWITE THORNHAM HARBOUR & PEREGRINE

*REDHEAD SMEW STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE THIS MRNG & 4 BITTERNS

*BITTERN TITCHWELL RSPB IN FLIGHT OVER REEDS 8.45AM

*PURPLE SANDPIPER SHERINGHAM AT E/END OF SEAFRONT ON RAMP 4.55PM

*SHORT-E.OWL RINGSTEAD OFF BURNHAM ROAD 5PM

 

Monday 15th February 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 6 Eider, 12 Long-tailed Ducks, 280 Common Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Red-throated Divers, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 13 Fulmars and a single Gannet. Over 2500 Pink-feet were around the marshes and a Water Rail was feeding near the Observatory. A Barn Owl was hunting and a Marsh Harrier was noted. 15 Fieldfares were in the scrub and 6 Goldcrests were in the pines.

NORFOLK  NEWS  FROM  BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 NE/OF BRIDGE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES THIS A/NOON +2 SHORT-E.OWLS & HEN HARRIER. PARK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO VIEW FROM MOUND BY FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*18 WAXWINGS THORPE ST.ANDREW AT DUSSINGDALE DRIVE / COMMONWEALTH WAY JUNCTION 2PM

*WAXWING SHERINGHAM 7.30AM - NO FURTHER DETAILS

*5 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE 1ML E/OF CHOSELEY WITH 350 PINKFEET 4PM

*2 AD BLACK BRANTS WELLS ON FOOTBALL PITCH 2.45PM & AD BLACK BRANT JUST W/OF FOOTBALL PITCH

*AD BLACK BRANT BURNHAM OVERY MARSH 3PM & 2 PALE-BELLIED BRENTS

*17 SHORELARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP ON SALTINGS

*15 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB & 4 EURASIAN WHITEFRONTS

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VIS'CTR +2 WATER PIPITS ON FRESHMARSH & 8 SNOW BUNTS ON BEACH

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES BY WASHINGTON HIDE

*1w BLACK REDSTART WEST RUNTON ON GRASS BY 'NO ACCESS TO BEACH' SIGN 10.40AM

*RED-N.GREBE SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD +REDHEAD SMEW & 1w DRK SCAUP

*12 LONG-T.DUCKS HOLME OFF GORE POINT

*PAIR SCAUP WELLS BY CARAVAN SITE ON BOATING LAKE 8.25AM

*JACK SNIPE BREYDON WATER RSPB BY SOUTH WALL THIS A/NOON

*2 FIRECRESTS FELBRIGG HALL NT IN WESTERN C/PK

*VELVET SCOTER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB & 2 BEARDED TITS NEAR OLD PARRINDER HIDE

*2 BEARDED TITS THORNHAM E/OF COAL HOUSE

*49 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLKHAM GAP & BITTERN FROM WASHINGTON HIDE THIS EVNG

 

 

 

Sunday 14th February 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 4 Eider, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Great Crested Grebes and 1 Fulmar. A Water Rail and 3 Barn Owls were seen, together with 40 Fieldfares on the reserve.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

 AD FEM RING-NECKED DUCK 2MLS ESE/OF NORWICH AT TRWOSE IN WHITLINGHAM COUNTRY

PRK ON E/SIDE OF GREAT BROAD S/OF ISLAND THIS A'NOON +REDHEAD SMEW & 2

GOOSANDER

GREATER SNOW GOOSE AD 1ML E/OF CHOSELEY + 9 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE

2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES + 3 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER, 4

SHORT-EARED OWLS, 30+ MARSH HARRIER, 20+ BEARDED TIT & MERLIN, PARK BEYOND

WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT

FORK TO VIEW FROM MOUND BY FOREST EDGE TG.458.011.

ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML

NW/OF A143 NE/OF BRIDGE AT 2.45PM. 

22 WAXWING E/OF NORWICH AT THORPE ST.ANDREWS ALONG DUSSINGHAM DRIVE 10.45AM

THO MOBILE

2 WAXWING WHITLINGHAM COUNTRY PARK IN CAR PARK BRIEFLY 4.50PM THEN FLEW

WAXWING 1/4ML EAST OF SHERNBORNE IN HEDGE BY ROAD 12.30PM.

WAXWING COSTESSEY IN VALLEY VIEW CRESCENT 9.15AM THEN FLEW W/

3 COMMON CRANES BTW HORSEY AND WEST SOMERTON ON SEAWARD SIDE OF B1159

18 SHORELARK HOLKHAM BAY IN SALTINGS 1/2M EAST OF HOLKHAM GAP 

2 SHORELARK SNETTISHAM RSPB 400YDS S/OF BUNGALOWS + AD BLACK BRANT ROTARY

HIDE 8AM THEN FLEW S/TO SALTMARSH, WAXWING S/OVER &16 SNOW BUNTING

4 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE HOLKHAM W/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE THIS EVENING

13 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB VIEWABLE FROM TRACK BTW RAILWAY

CROSSING AND FISHERMAN'S CAR PARK

10 LONG-TAILED DUCK (7 DRK) HUNSTANTON + FEM VELVET SCOTER OFF CLIFFS

2 SCAUP (1 DRK) WELLS ON BOATING LAKE  

c70 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE IN BEACH CAR PARK

SNOWBUNTING HOLME ON THE BEACH + WOODCOCK & WATER RAIL HOLME NOA, 2

PORPOISES ON SEA

SHORT EARED OWL BUCKENHAM W/OVER MEADOW BEHIND BUCKENHAM CARRS

BLACK REDSTART WEST RUNTON ALONG CLIFFTOP F/PATH W/OF CAR PARK + MED GULL IN

CAR PARK  

BITTERN COLNEY GP'S FLEW TO W/SIDE OF LONG PIT 9.48AM

BITTERN STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FLEW OVER W/SIDE 10.05AM

HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM 3.20PM

2 MEALY REDPOLL STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB IN ALDERS IN C.P.

3 GOOSANDER (2 DRK) COLNEY ON RIVER YARE BY CHURCH

2 PURPLE SANDS SHERIGHAM ON E/SIDE NEAR BEACH HUT CAFE

SPOT/SHANK MORSTON QUAY

 

Saturday 13th February 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 2 Eider, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 26 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver and 1 Fulmar. 3 Barn Owls were hunting and 3 Marsh Harriers were noted. a male Stonechat was near the Observatory and 25 Fieldfares were still on the reserve. 3 Goldcrests were in the pines and 50 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SNOW GOOSE N/OF STANHOE E/OF FRIAR'S THORNE FARM 9.20AM TF.804.399

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES AT THORPE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 NE/OF BRIDGE +2 SHORT-E.OWLS & RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES 12.35PM. PARK BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD, WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO VIEW FROM MOUND BY FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*15 WAXWINGS 4.25PM THORPE ST.ANDREW ON DUSSINGDALE ESTATE BTW WINSTANLEY ROAD & COMMONWEALTH WAY

*WAXWING NORWICH OVER MORRISON'S C/PK 2.55PM

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT 1PM

*17 SHORELARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP MID MRNG

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB AT S/END OF CHALETS +15 SNOW BUNTINGS, 20 TWITE & PURPLE SAND FROM ROTARY HIDE

*2 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE BTW RINGSTEAD & THORNHAM BY ROAD

*MALE BLACK REDSTART WEST RUNTON ON CLIFFTOP PATH E/OF BEACH C/PK 11AM

*2 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK +17 CROSSBILLS BY DISABLED C/PK & 2 GOOSANDERS ON CONSERVATION LAKE

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +SPOT'SHANK & 2 VELVET SCOTERS

*REDHEAD SMEW STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM BRICK HIDE 12.15PM

*BITTERN GUIST BY TOLL BRIDGE IN FLIGHT OVER REEDS 8.50AM

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE 9.10AM

*43 BARNACLE GEESE BURNHAM OVERY N/OF A149 ON MARSHES 11.45AM

 

Friday 12th February 2010

Seawatching today produced 20 Eider, 23 Long-tailed Ducks, 1060 Common Scoter, 4 Velvet Scoter, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, and 4 Fulmars. A Water Rail, 2 Barn Owls, 3 Rock Pipits, 1 Stonechat, 40 Fieldares and 15 Snow Buntings were recorded.

 

*AD WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE TILL c1.50PM 1.75MLS N/OF STANHOE IN FIELD E/OF FRIAR'S THORNE FARM THEN FLEW N/WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE TF.804.399

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 2.45PM THORPE MARSHES  c1/2ML NW OF A143 BETWEEN HADDISCOE+ST.OLAVES+10 TAIGA BEAN GEESE,SHORT-E.OWL,RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 3 MARSH HARRIERS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 10.20AM CHEDGRAVE MARSHES+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER,3 SHORT-E.OWLS & MERLIN. PK/BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD.WALK W/PAST COTTAGE,TAKE R/FORK TO VIEW FROM MOUND BY FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*16 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM BAY 1/2ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP AT AT 4.30PM.272 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE ON FRESHMARS

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB ON SHINGLE NEAR END OF CHALETS+12+SNOW BUNTINGS

*WAXWING 1/2ML SE/OF BURNHAM NORTON BY A149 IN HEDGE BY SHARP BEND & ALONG LANE TO BURNHAM MARKET AT 2.45PM SHOWING WELL

*AD BLACK BRANT NE/OF BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE MARSHES AT 3.15PM WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE. 33+BARNACLE GEESE WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE & JUV EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*AD TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE 1.75MLS N/OF STANHOE IN FIELD E/OF THORNE FARM AT 11.50AM WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE TF.804.399

*5 AD WHOOPER SWANS 3/4ML NW/OF STANHOE W/OF STATION ROAD AT 11.15AM TF.795.380

*ecl  DRK SMEW BLICKLING HALL LAKE AT 9.55AM

*3 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK AT 9.15AM

*80 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK SHOWING WELL

*2+PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE CLEY OFF BEACH ROAD WITH c400 DRARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*BLACK REDSTART WEST RUNTON BELOW CLIFF ON E/SIDE

*2 HAWFINCH SANTON WARREN IN PINES BY CHURCH C/PK EARLY A/NOON

*AD BEWICK'S SWAN WIGHTON S/OF CRABBE ROAD AT 12.45PM

*2 LITTLE OWLS FLITCHAM AT ABBEY FARM THIS A/NOON

*SHORT-E.OWL NARBOROUGH RAILWAY NWT RES MID A/NOON

*WAXWING W/OF NORWICH AT THORPE ST.ANDREW ON DUSSINGDALE ESTATE AT JUNCTION OF WINSTANLEY ROAD & NEWBURY AVENUE

 

Thursday 11th February 2010

At Holme NOA 3 Marsh Harriers, a Common Buzzard, 3 Water Rails, 1 Snipe, 1 Woodcock, 2 Barn Owls, 1 Tawny Owl, 45 Fieldfares and 31 Snow Buntings were of note.

 

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS CHEDGRAVE MARSHES+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 10+SHORT-E.OWLS. PK/BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD.WALK W/PAST COTTAGE & TAKE RIGHT FORK TO VIEW FROM MOUND BY FOREST EDGE TG.458.011

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 3.45PM THORPE MARSHES  c1/2ML NW OF A143 BTW HADDISCOE+ST.OLAVES+SHORT-E.OWL & 3 MARSH HARRIERS

*16 SHORELARKS c1/2ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP AT 11.25AM

*3 WAXWINGS 4PM SHOTESHAM IN GARDEN JUST SE/OF THE GROVE

*WAXWING TERRINGTON ST.CLEMENT IN GARDEN ON NORTHGATE WAY AT 11AM

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF JUV GLAUCOUS GULL CLEY AT E/END OF ARNOLDS MARSH BY 9AM

*60+SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE ON SHINGLE BY BEACH C/PK THIS MRNG

*BITTERN SWANTON MORLEY GPs OVER REEDBED AT E/END OF HOLKHAM LAKE+2 GOOSANDERS

*SHORT-E.OWL STIFFKEY NW/OF CAMPSITE C/PK AT 3PM

*MALE HEN HARRIER FLEW FROM WORTHING W/TWDS BEETLEY GPs AT 2.47PM

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+SPOT/SHANK & MED GULL. MEALY REDPOLL BY VISITOR CENTRE.RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER OVER GAZING MARSH & 15 VELVET SCOTERS OFFSHORE

*JACK SNIPE CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD NEAR SLUICE LATE A/NOON+4 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE WITH 400 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE. WATER PIPIT W/OF WEST BANK & Y-L.GULL ON NORTH SCRAPE

 

Wednesday 10th February 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 480 Common Scoter, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Fulmars and 1 Kittiwake. Also of interest today were 250 Golden Plover, 45 Lapwings, and 2 Barn Owls.

 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 12.30PM THORPE MARSHES  c1/2MILE NW OF A143 BTW HADDISCOE+ST.OLAVES

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 4PM CHEDGRAVE MARSHES FROM MOUND BY EDGE OF WAVENEY FOREST

*POSS ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD RPTD CHOSELEY OVER RIDGE

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE THIS MRNG WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL CLEY ON ARNOLDS MARSH AT 11.05AM

*16 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM BAY c1ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP AT 10.45AM SHOWING WELL

*WAXWING FAKENHAM IN TESCO C/PK THIS MRNG

*WAXWING 2MLS N/OF SCULTHORPW BY B1355 IN HAWTHORN HEDGE

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBSERVATION HIDE

*DRK SMEW BLICKLING HALL LAKE AT 8.15AM

*40 SNOW BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH W/OF PATH+SPOT/SHANKS & 2 RUFF ON FRESHMARSH

* 2 DRK GOOSANDER FELBRIGG HALL NT AT 10AM

*3 LONG-T.DUCKS HOLME OFF GORE POINT

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER W/OVER CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS AT 4.35PM

*20+BRAMBLING N/OF SANTON DOWNHAM BETWEEN LEVEL CROSSING & FIELD BARN

 

 

 

Tuesday 9th February 2010

At Holme NOA 1200 Pink-feet were around the marshes, and on the sea 4 Eider, 9 Long-tailed Ducks, 28 Common Scoters, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers, 14 Red-throated Divers, 2 Black-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Fulmars and a single Kittiwake. 4 Marsh Harriers were counted and 3 Barn Owls, a Rock Pipit, 2 Goldcrests and 20 Linnets were of interest. 2 Waxwings were in willows just south of the Observatory mid afternoon and flew off south east.

 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 2.45PM THORPE MARSHES ON GATEPOST c1/2MILE NW OF A143 BTW HADDISCOE+ST.OLAVES

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES FROM MOUND+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER&2 SHORT-EARED OWLS

*WAXWING INGOLDISTHORPE IN GARDEN

*2 WAXWING NORWICH NE/OF CITY ON VIOLET RD THIS AM.

*16 SHORLARK HOLKHAM BAY C1ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP

*2 WAXWING HOLME BIRD OBSERVATORY+PALE BELLIED BRENT&WATER RAIL COMING TO SEED FEEDERS

*2 SHORELARK SNETTISHAM RSPB ON BEACH BY GATED ROAD&5+TWITE 11.15AM

*JUV GREAT NORTHERN DIVER WHITLINGHAM CP ON GREAT BROAD+2 MEALY REDPOLLS IN ALDERS

*RED KITE RINGLAND W/OVER VILLAGE

*3 WATER PIPITS CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK. ALSO 2+PALE-BELLIED BRENTS E/OF BEACH ROAD.

*DRK SMEW BLICKLING LAKE.

*SPOT/SHANK MORSTON HARBOUR ON SCRAPE BY C.P.+2 GREY PLOVER

*60+SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE C.P. THIS A'NOON

*C10 VELVET SCOTER OFF TITCHWELL   

*6 LT-DUCK HOLME OFF GORE POINT

*9 TWITE MORSTON IN SCRUB

*6 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE W/OF ROLLESBY S/OF A149 THIS A'NOON WITH PINK FOOTED GEESE TG435165

*WAXWING TITCHWELL RSPB IN TREES BY VISITOR CENTRE BRIEFLY MID-MORNING THEN FLEW W/. +2 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIERS IN ROOST

 

 

Monday 8th February 2010

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES 2.30PM & 2 HEN HARRIERS. FROM NW/CORNER OF WAVENEY FOREST C/PK TAKE PATH RIGHT OF PYLONS TO VIEW FROM MOUND BY EDGE OF FOREST TG.458.011

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES N/OF A143 BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES 3.20PM +2 AD BEWICK'S SWANS & 2+MARSH HARRIERS

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB AT S/END OF CHALETS 12PM

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT THIS A/NOON & 2 PALE-BELLIED BRENTS

*10 COMMON CRANES WAXHAM JUST S/OF BROGRAVE FARM FROM B1159

*RED-N.GREBE SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD 2PM & 2 REDHEAD SMEW

*6 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH 10.20AM

*17 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK 1.50PM

*12 TWITE MORSTON 4.05PM & SPOT'SHANK

 

Sunday 7th February 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced a female Velvet Scoter east, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Fulmars. 4 Marsh Harriers and a Common Buzzard were hunting and a Stonechat and 14 Fieldfares were around the reserve.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*PROB MALE PARROT CROSSBILL RPTD SHERINGHAM PARK ON MAIN DRIVE IN SYCAMORES WITH 6 CROSSBILLS 12PM BUT MOBILE

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH VIEWABLE FROM A149 & JUV GLAUCOUS GULL HOLKHAM PARK AT S/END TILL 10.45AM THEN FLEW NW

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES THIS A/NOON +2 HEN HARRIERS & 3 SHORT-E.OWLS. FROM NW/CORNER OF WAVENEY FOREST C/PK TAKE PATH RIGHT OF PYLONS TO VIEW FROM MOUND BY EDGE OF FOREST TG.458.011

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES N/OF A143 BTW HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES. NEARBY BLACK REDSTART ST.OLAVES IN BOATYARD 11.20AM

*AD BLACK BRANT SNETTISHAM RSPB 100YDS S/OF 1st HIDE ON MUD WITH 200 DARK-BELLIED BRENTS 9.15AM & 2 SHORELARKS JUST S/OF CHALETS

*16 SHORELARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP. NEARBY PAIR SCAUP WELLS BY CAMPSITE ON BOATING LAKE

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VIS'CTR +4 VELVET SCOTERS, WATER PIPIT, BITTERN & 3 SPOT'SHANKS

*RED-N.GREBE SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P & JUV G.N.DIVER

*SLAV GREBE HOLKHAM BAY +49 SNOW BUNTINGS & 3 FIRECRESTS W/OF MEALS HOUSE

*25 LONG-T.DUCKS HOLME OFF GORE POINT 12.25PM +50 SNOW BUNTINGS, BLACK-T.DIVER FLEW EAST & G.N.DIVER

*5 WHOOPER SWANS W/OF BURNHAM MARKET BY RINGSTEAD ROAD NEAR SUSSEX FARM

*5 WATER PIPITS BURNHAM NORTON ON MARSH

*3 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANTS WOLFERTON TRIANGLE

*BITTERN SWANTON MORLEY GPs ON HOLKHAM LAKE AT E/END 3.25PM

 

Saturday 6th February 2010

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD +RED-N.GREBE, JUV G.N.DIVER, REDHEAD SMEW & 1w DRK SCAUP

*AD ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES THIS MRNG +3 SHORT-E.OWLS & HEN HARRIER. FROM NW/CORNER OF WAVENEY FOREST C/PK TAKE PATH RIGHT OF PYLONS TO VIEW FROM MOUND BY EDGE OF FOREST TG.458.011

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM A143 ROADBRIDGE 11.40AM

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB ON BEACH BY GATE TO PRIVATE ROAD 10.55AM

*6 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB & 100 EURASIAN WHITEFRONTS

*MALE BLACK REDSTART WELLS HARBOUR BY HARBOUR MASTER'S OFFICE 1.20PM

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VIS'CTR 3.15PM

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON NEW WORKINGS 11.48AM

*6 VELVET SCOTERS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +4 LONG-T.DUCKS, 3 TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH, 3 SPOT'SHANKS, HEN HARRIER,  & 2 BITTERNS

*REDHEAD SMEW STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANTS WOLFERTON TRIANGLE 9.40AM

*PAIR SCAUP WELLS BY CAMPSITE ON BOATING LAKE

*NO SIGN BLACK-T.DIVER SWANTON MORLEY GPs BUT BITTERN ON EAST PIT TG.015.193

 

Friday 5th February 2010

At Holme NOA today a poor day's weather nevertheless produced on the sea 1 Eider, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 4 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Fulmars, while elsewhere 7 Barn Owls, 4 Marsh Harriers, 1 Buzzard, 30 Fieldfares and 2 Rock Pipits.

 

NORFOLK NEWS  FROM  BIRDNET  PAGER

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK EARLY A/NOON SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD E/OF ISLAND+RED-NECKED GREBE,JUV GREAT N.DIVER,2 REDHEAD SMEW,1w DRK SCAUP & REDHEAD GOOSANDER

*NO SIGN OF ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS THORPE MARSHES BETWEEN HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES 2.45 TO 4.30PM BUT 5+SHORT-E.OWLS & 2 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIERS

* 2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB ON BEACH BY GATE BEYOND CHALETS SHOWING WELL

*12+TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB+90+EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*BLACK-T.DIVER SWANTON MORLEY GPs ON HOLKHAM LAKE AT 7.50AM TG.015.193

*3 COMMON CRANES BETWEEN HORSEY & WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY CAMP IN 2nd FIELD S/OF BII59

*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANTS WOLFERTON TRIANGLE

*2 SNOW BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH+7 VELVET SCOTER WITH 2,100 COMMON SCOTERS OFFSHORE.41 TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH. 7 AVOCET,29 RUFF & 9 SPOT/SHANK ON FRESHMARSH

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+MEALY REDPOLL BY VISITOR CENTRE

*10 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK AT 2.25PM

*200+BRAMBLING SANTON WARREN IN ST.HELENS C/PK AT 4PM

*SHORT-E.OWL DERSINGHAM NNR NEAR BOARDWALK AT 9AM

 

Thursday 4th February 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 1 Eider, 3000 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneyes, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Goosanders, 2 Red-throated Divers and 1 Great Northern Diver. Over the grazing marshes a ring-tail Hen Harrier, 4 Marsh Harriers, a Common Buzzard and 2 Barn Owls were hunting during the day. A Woodcock was flushed and 85 Fieldfares were on the reserve.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD E/OF ISLAND+RED-NECKED GREBE,JUV GREAT N.DIVER,REHEAD SMEW,DRK SCAUP & REDHEAD GOOSANDER

 

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS 2.12PM THORPE MARSHES 1 ON GATE POST 800YDS NW/OF A143 BETWEEN HADDISCOE & ST.OLAVES+& 1 JUST TO THE NORTH

*LAPLAND BUNTING RPTD GORLESTON ALONG OLD RAILWAY c200YDS BEYOND PARK ROAD AT 2.30PM

 

*47 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE WAXHAM IN FIELD OPP WAXHAM BARN AT 8.39AM

 

*PURPLE SAND HEACHAM ON GROYNE 100YDS FROM BOAT RAMP AT 11.40AM

 

*6 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK AT 12.15PM

 

*BLACK RDSTART ROLLESBY IN LABY OPP STRAWBERRY FIELDS AT 10AM cTG.447.161

 

*GOSHAWK SNETTISHAM RSPB ON BANK AT S/END AT 2.15PM

 

*BITTERN TITCHWELL RSPB IN FLIGHT+MEALY REDPOLL IN TREES BY VISITOR CENTRE+6 AVOCETS & 30 RUFF ON FRESHMARSH. 2 DK VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE  & RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER OVER SALTMARSH

 

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK AT 4.40PM

 

*2 SHORT-E.OWLS CHEDGRAVE MARSHES+1+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & FEM MERLIN.PK/BEYOND WAVENEY FOREST C/PK AT END OF NEW ROAD & WALK W/PAST FOREST LODGE COTTAGE TO EDGE OF FOREST & VIEW FROM MOUND TG..461.012

 

*2 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIERS ROYDON COMMON IN ROOST+SHORT-E.OWL & MERLIN

 

*REDHEAD SMEW STRUMPSHAW FEN FROM BRICK HIDE

 

*18 BEWICK'S SWANS HALVERGATE MARSHES

 

Wednesday 3rd February 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 11 Eiders, 4000 Common Scoters, 13 Red-throated Divers, and 3 Fulmars. 3 Marsh Harriers and 3 Barn Owls were hunting, 350 Fieldfares were around the reserve, and a singlePale-bellied Brent Goose flew east. 

 

NORFOLK NEWS  FROM  BIRDNET  PAGER

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK 12.35PM SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD+RED-NECKED GREBE,JUV GREAT N.DIVER,REHEAD SMEW & REDHEAD GOOSANDER

*3 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS CHEDGRAVE MARSHES 1ML N/OF ROADBRIDGE+6 SHORT-E.OWLS,2 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIERS,MERLIN & GREEN SAND

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD TILL 5PM HADDISCOE MARSHES THEN FLEW TO WAVENEY FOREST

*4 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE 1ML NW/OF ROLLESBY BY A149 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE TG.440.170

*30 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+80 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & 8 PINK-FOOTED GEESE. GOOSANDER ON RIVER

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES BEHIND WASHINGTON HIDE AT 8.30AM. 19 BARNACLE GEESE ON FRESHMARSH+276 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE WITH 12.000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE & VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF HOLKHAM GAP 10AM

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER W/OVER KELLING WATER MEADOWS AT 10.55AM

*BLACK-T.DIVER SWANTON MORLEY GPs ON HOLKHAM LAKE IN FAR WEST CORNER BY RIVER WENSUM AT 2.40PM

*47 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE SEA PALLING

*10 BEWICK'S SWANS HALVERGATE MARSHES S/OF A47 OPP STRACEY ARMS PUB

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE+5 VELVET SCOTERS OFFSHORE

*80 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE ON SHINGLE BY BEACH C/PK+PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd February 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK 3.30PM SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD AT E/END +RED-N.GREBE, JUV G.N.DIVER, 2 SMEW & 1w DRK SCAUP

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THORPE MARSHES 800YDS NW/OF A143 FLEW TWDS HADDISCOE 1.15PM

*3w CASPIAN GULL BLACKBOROUGH END TIP THIS A/NOON & 2 Y-L.GULLS (AD & 1w)

*4+TUNDRA BEAN GEESE 1ML W/OF ROLLESBY BY A149 / B1152 WITH PINKFEET TG.440.170

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE SIDESTRAND VIEWABLE FROM BRIDLEWAY OPP SIDESTRAND HALL SCHOOL THIS MRNG

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB BY GATE TO PRIVATE ROAD 10AM

*COMMON CRANE OVER MARTHAM BROAD & DRK SMEW

*BLACK-T.DIVER 1.5MLS N/OF SWANTON MORLEY AT SWANTON MORLEY GPs ON HOLKHAM LAKE TG.015.193

*12 LONG-T.DUCKS HOLME OFF GORE POINT & 2 VELVET SCOTERS

*6 WHOOPER SWANS HALVERGATE MARSHES S/OF A47 OPP OLD STRACEY ARMS 12.10PM

*150 BEWICK'S SWANS LUDHAM BRIDGE & 10 WHOOPER SWANS

*4 PURPLE SANDS SEA PALLING & 47 PALE-BELLIED BRENTS

*PURPLE SAND SHERINGHAM BY THE CROWN PUB ON ROCKS 11.30AM

 

Monday 1st February 2010

Seawatching today produced 4 Eider, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 500 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated, 1 Black-throated and 2 Great Northern Divers, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Fulmars, and 2 auk spp.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK 10.50AM SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD AT E/END +RED-N.GREBE, JUV G.N.DIVER, REDHEAD SMEW & 1w DRK SCAUP

*AD ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 4PM FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES +RED KITE OVER & 3 SHORT-E.OWLS. FROM NW/CORNER OF WAVENEY FOREST C/PK TAKE PATH RIGHT OF PYLONS TO VIEW FROM MOUND BY EDGE OF FOREST TG.458.011

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THORPE MARSHES 800YDS N/OF A143 ON GATE POST THIS EVNG BRIEFLY & SHORT-E.OWL

*2. 1w CASPIAN GULLS ALDEBY LANDFILL SITE EARLY A/NOON & AD Y-L.GULL

*7 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE 1ML W/OF ROLLESBY BY A149 / B1152 WITH PINKFEET 3.15PM

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WELNEY WWT

*BLACK-T.DIVER 1.5MLS N/OF SWANTON MORLEY AT SWANTON MORLEY GPs ON HOLKHAM LAKE TG.015.193

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY PICNIC AREA IN ALDERS +SLAV GREBE OFFSHORE & 3 SNOW BUNTINGS AT THORNHAM POINT

*PAIR SCAUP WELLS BY CAMPSITE ON BOATING LAKE

 

Sunday 31st January 2010

At Holme NOA today 2500 Pink-feet and 270 Brent Geese were recorded. On the sea 24 Eider, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 3610 Common Scoter, 3 Goldeneye, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 17 Fulmars made for a good day's watching. Other birds of interest included 4 Marsh Harriers, a ring-tail Hen Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Water Rail, 1 Woodcock, 4 Snipe, 2 Barn Owls, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Stonechat, 250 Fieldfares and a pale-bellied Brent Goose on the grazing marsh with Pink-feet.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK WHITLINGHAM CTRY PARK GREAT BROAD+RED-N.GREBE,

G.N.DIVER, REDHEAD SMEW & SCAUP

*3 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS RPTD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES 5PM

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WELNEY WWT

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE SIDERSTRAND OPP.SIDERSTRAND HALL SCHOOL IN FIELD BY

BRIDLEWAY - VIEW FROM LAYBY

*3 COMMON CRANES WINTERTON+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 12 WHITE-F.GEESE S/OVER

*BLACK-T.DIVER 11.55AM SWANTON MORLEY GPs SHOWING WELL

*4 HEN HARRIERS GROVE FERRY NNR+4 BITTERNS

*60+SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE AROUND BEACH C/PARK

 

Saturday 30th January 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 1 Scaup west at Gore Point, 1 Eider east, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 3,000 Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter, 1 Goldeneye east, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 27 Fulmars and 5 Kittiwakes. Also of interest were 3 Stonechats around the reserve, 2 Barn Owls, 3 Water Rails, 3 Woodcocks, a single Ruff, 100 Skylarks, 14 Rock Pipits, 145 Blackbirds, 740 Fieldfares, 50 Song Thrushes, 200 Redwings, 65 Linnets and 40 Reed Buntings.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*AD ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES +2 HEN HARRIERS & SHORT-E.OWL. FROM NW/CORNER OF WAVENEY FOREST C/PK TAKE PATH RIGHT OF PYLONS TO VIEW FROM MOUND BY EDGE OF FOREST TG.458.011

*NO SIGN FERRUGINOUS DUCK BARTON BROAD BY 12.50PM BUT REDHEAD SMEW & AD FEM HEN HARRIER

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB ON BEACH N/OF ROTARY HIDE 12.45PM

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE SIDESTRAND VIEWABLE FROM BRIDLEWAY OPP SIDESTRAND HALL SCHOOL 2PM

*6 CRANES HICKLING BROAD NWT AT STUBB MILL 4PM & 2 MERLINS

*BLACK-T.DIVER SWANTON MORLEY GPs ON HOLKHAM LAKE & BITTERN

*RED-N.GREBE SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD 3.25PM +G.N.DIVER, 2 REDHEAD SMEW & GOOSANDER

*RUDDY SHELDUCK TITCHWELL RSPB 10.30AM

*2 LONG-T.DUCKS OFF HOLME +G.N.DIVER, 2 VELVET SCOTERS & DRK SCAUP

*60+SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH

*2 REDHEAD SMEW MARTHAM BROAD 1.15PM

*10 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM & 21 CROSSBILLS

*1w DRK SCAUP ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER WEYBOURNE HEATH 3.20PM

 

Friday 29th January 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 1000 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers ,2 Red-throated Divers, 3 adult Little Gulls, 10 Kittiwakes and 16 Fulmars. A Common Buzzard, 2 Water Rails, a Barn Owl, a single Stonechat and 75 Fieldfares were also of note.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER 

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK THIS MRNG SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF AD WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH AT 11.30AM BUT 11 BARNACLE GEESE PRESENT

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 2.30PM FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES+2 HEN HARRIERS,2 SHORT-E.OWLS & 4 MARSH HARRIERS FROM NW/CORNER OF WAVENEY FOREST C/PK TAKE PATH RIGHT OF PYLONS TO VIEW FROM MOUND BY EDGE OF FOREST TG.458.011

 

 

 

Thursday 28th January 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 4 Eider, 2000 Common Scoter, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 5 Fulmars. 2 Stonechats were around the Observatory building and 35 Fieldfares were present in the scrub. 14 Snow Buntings flew along the beach.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 1PM FRITTON AT CHEDGRAVE MARSHES+3 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIERS. FROM NW/CORNER OF WAVENEY FOREST C/PK TAKE PATH RIGHT OF PYLONS TO VIEW FROM MOUND BY EDGE OF FOREST TG.458.011

*AD WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE 12.50PM HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+5 BARNACLE GEESE

*c60 SNOW BUNTINGS HUNSTANTON ON BEACH NEAR GOLF COURSE

*RED KITE S/OF RINGLAND W/OF TAVERHAM ROAD AT 9AM

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER DEREHAM AT SCARNING FEN OVER A47 AT 8.44AM

*RED-NECKED GREBE SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD+2 SMEW,SCAUP & GOOSANDER

*RED KITE OFF A149 JUST S/OF TURNING FOR BURNHAM NORTON OVER FIELDS AT 1.18PM

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHELL RSPB BY PICNIC SITE+3 VELVET SCOTERS OFFSHORE

*2 SCAUP 1DRK WELLS ON PINEWOODS CARAVAN SITE BOATING LAKE

*5 BARNACLE GEESE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+MERLIN FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE. FIRECREST WITH TIT FLOCK BEHIDE WASHINGTON HIDE

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS AT 3PM

*94 RED-T.DIVERS PAST WALCOTT BETWEEN 10 & 11AM

*92 BEWICK'S SWANS 2MLS W/OF LUDHAM BRIDGE BY A1062+25 WHOOPER SWANS

*14 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLME ON BEACH+2,000 COMMON SCOTERS & 4 EIDER OFFSHORE.

*30 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE ON SHINGLE W/OF BEACH C/PK

 

Wednesday 27th January 2010

A poor day weather-wise, seawatching produced 1 Eider, 7 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Crested Grebe and a single Gannet. 

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB ON SEA WALL SHINGLE AT END OF FOOTPATH FROM RSPB C/PK AT 10.05AM

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE SIDESTRAND VIEWED FROM BRIDLEWAY OPP SIDESTRAND HALL SCHOOL

*2 MEALY REDPOLLS STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB IN ALDERS BY C/PK

*200 BRAMBLING SANTON WARREN IN ST.HELENS C/PK AT 10.10AM

*6 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK+14 CROSSBILLS

*2 HEN HARRIERS MALE+RINGTAIL 12.10PM OVER STIIFFKEY MARSHES

*RED-NECKED GREBE SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD AT 2PM+JUV GREAT N.DIVERS & REDHEAD SMEW

*c50 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE ON SHINGLE BY BEACH C/PK AT 3.30PM

 

Tuesday 26th January 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 2000 Common Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Divers, 3 Great Crested Grebes. Over the marshes 5 Marsh Harriers, a ring-tail Hen Harrier and 2 Barn Owls were hunting during the day, and 6 Common Buzzards were along the ridge. At least 2 Stonechats were present and a redhead Smew flew past. 20 Twite were along Thornham bank.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH THIS MRNG +2 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE & BARNACLE GOOSE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM NW/CORNER OF WAVENEY FOREST +HEN HARRIER & 4 SHORT-E.OWLS TG.011.458

*84 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB & 60+WHITEFRONTS

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WELNEY WWT

*BLACK BRANT BURNHAM OVERY VIEWABLE FROM A149

*2 VELVET SCOTERS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB & SLAV GREBE

*REDHEAD SMEW E/PAST HOLME NOA +RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 6 BUZZARDS

*SLAV GREBE BREYDON WATER RSPB IN MAIN CHANNEL OFF SEAWALL OPP RUGBY CLUB

*2 REDHEAD SMEW SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD & SCAUP

*5 WHOOPER SWANS SE/OVER BURNHAM NORTON 7.50AM

*PURPLE SAND SHERINGHAM BY THE CROWN PUB 2.20PM

*PAIR SCAUP WELLS BY CAMPSITE ON BOATING LAKE

*60+SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH 2.20PM

*20 TWITE THORNHAM BANK

 

Monday 25th January 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 3 Eider, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 501 Common Scoter, 3 Velvet Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Fulmar and 1 Guillemot. A Stonechat and 100 Fieldfares were of note around the reserve.

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NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) HOLKHAM FROM LADY ANNE'S DRIVE 4PM

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM NW/CORNER OF WAVENEY FOREST +HEN HARRIER & SHORT-E.OWL TG.011.458

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB N/OF ROTARY HIDE ON BEACH 11.15AM

*47 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB 1.15PM

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WELNEY WWT

*RED-N.GREBE SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD 10.45AM +JUV G.N.DIVER & REDHEAD SMEW

*2+MEALY REDPOLLS STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB IN C/PK THIS A/NOON

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VIS'CTR ON FEEDERS & 1+BITTERN

*COMMON CRANE COSTESSEY N/OVER SAINSBURY'S 9.55AM

*PURPLE SANDPIPER SHERINGHAM BY THE CROWN PUB ON ROCKS 8.40AM

*2 DRK SCAUP SADDLE BOW

*8 PALE-BELLIED BRENTS E/OF CLEY S/OF NORTH FORELAND PLANTATION IN FIELD

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE

 

Sunday 24th January 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 1 Scaup, 3 Eider, 17 Long-tailed Ducks, 2300 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Fulmars and a Great Skua. Also of note were 3 Marsh Harriers, 2 Buzzards, 2 Barn Owls, 3 Water Rails, 5 Woodcocks, 1 Spotted Redshank (Thornham Harbour), 2 Rock Pipits, 2 Stonechats, 170 Fieldfares and 120 Snow Buntings.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) 2.35PM HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES VIEWED FROM NW/CORNER OF WAVENEY

FOREST TG.011.458

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB ON BEACH 150yds BEYOND LAST CHALET+MALE HEN

HARRIER

*60+TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB 10.15AM+100 EURASIAN

WHITE-F.GEESE

*BLACK BRANT BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES VIEWED FROM A149 11.55AM WITH

DARK-B.BRENTS+5 BARNACLE GEESE WITH PINK-F.GEESE

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS PITCH & PUTT

*3 COMMON CRANES WINTERTON NORTH DUNES+14 EURASIAN WHITE-F.GEESE S/OVER

*PAIR SMEW MARTHAM BROAD IN NE/CORNER 8.10AM

*SLAV GREBE SPARHAM GPs 4PM

*RED-N.GREBE WHITLINGHAM CTRY PARK+G.N.DIVER & REDHEAD SMEW

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VIS'CTR BRIEFLY 9.20AM

*SLAV GREBE OFF HOLME+60+SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH

*WATER PIPIT HICKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE

*RED KITE OVER THORNHAM HARBOUR

*2 DRK SCAUP SADDLE BOW

*PAIR SCAUP WELLS BOATING LAKE

*G.N.DIVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS+3 VELVET SCOTERS

*35 PALE-B.BRENTS S/OF WALCOTT W/OF B1159 WITH 30 DARK-B.BRENTS

*2 PALE-B.BRENTSD WAXHAM

*MALE HEN HARRIER CLEY NWT FLEW SE/OVER BARNS DRIFT

*2 GREEN SANDS OUTWELL IN FLOODED FIELDS BY DOWNHAM ROAD 9.25AM

*14 MED GULLS GREAT YARMOUTH

 

 

Saturday 23rd January 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 18 Eider, 21 Long-tailed Ducks, 2080 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 3 Fulmars. 4 Marsh Harriers, 3 Buzzards, a Peregrine and a Bittern were seen over the marsh together with 2 Barn Owls, and 2 Stonechats and 45 Fieldfares were of note on the reserve. 40 Snow Buntings flew along the beach.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH AT DUSK+63 BARNACLE GEESE

*NO SIGN DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK BARTON BROAD BUT OTTER

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB BY 1st PIT 10.30AM+AD Y-L.GULL

*20 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB THO DISTANT+15 EURASIAN

WHITE-F.GEESE

*3 COMMON CRANES OVER HORSEY MERE+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*2 AD BLACK BRANTS RPTD WELLS JUST W/OF HARBOUR THIS MRNG

*1w RED-N.GREBE NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM CTRY PARK 9.35AM+G.N.DIVER, 2 REDHEAD

SMEW & 1w DRK SCAUP

*DRK SMEW FAKENHAM ON RIVER WENSUM BY COMMUNITY PARK

*2 PALE-B.BRENTS BURNHAM NORTON WITH 400 DARK-B.BRENTS+3 MARSH HARRIER,

PEREGRINE & 2 BARN OWLS

*15+LONG-T.DUCKS OFF HOLME THIS MRNG

*50 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH

*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON EARLY MRNG

*PAIR SCAUP WELLS BOATING LAKE

*GREEN SAND OUTWELL

 

Friday 22nd January 2010

A wash out at the Observatory, county news was as follows:

 

NORFOLK NEWS  FROM BIRDNET  PAGER

*82 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB AT 10AM+104 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM W/OF THE CROWN PUB AT 12.30PM+PURPLE SAND

*REDHEAD SMEW ROCKLAND BROAD AT 8.10AM

*2 SCAUP 1DRK WELLS ON PINEWOODS CARAVAN PARK BOATING LAKE AT 8.45AM

*39 MED GULLS GREAT YARMOUTH BETWEEN PIERS

*RED-NECKED GREBE WHITLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD+REDHEAD SMEW,GREAT N.DIVER & 2 GOOSANDER

 

 

Thursday 21st January 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 9 Eider, 17 Long-tailed Ducks, 1 Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 9 Fulmars, 2 Kittiwakes and a Guillemot. Also of interest were 4 Marsh Harriers, 2 Buzzards, 2 Peregrines, 2 Water Rails, 2 Barn Owls, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Stonechats, 20 Fieldfares, 2 Goldcrests and 2 Bullfinches.

 

NORFOLK NEWS  FROM  BIRDNET  PAGER

*AD WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE c3PM HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH JUST W/OF MEALS HOUSE FROM WASHINGTON HIDE

*AD ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES.PK AT WAVENEY FOREST & WALK TO NW/CORNER TO VIEW

*91 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB THIS A/NOON+85 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE,75 PINK-FOOTED GEESE,25 RUFF & 2 PEREGRINES

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS THIS A/NOON ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENTS+2 SCAUP 1 DRK ON PINEWOODS CARAVAN PARK BOATING LAKE

*REDHEAD SMEW TITCHWELL RSPB ON GRAZING MARSH POOL+WATER PIPIT ON FRESHMARSH. BLACK-T.DIVER OFFSHORE,GREAT N.DIVER & SLAV GREBE. RED KITE OVER SALTMARSH

*10 SNOW BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH MID MRNG+BLACK-T.DIVER & SLAV GREBE PAST

*7 WHOOPER SWANS SW/OVER CLEY NWT AT 8.22AM

*RED-NECKED GREBE WHITLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD AT 1.40PM+SLAV GREBE & 2 REDHEAD SMEW

*200 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE+BARNACLE GOOSE WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*4 BARNACLE GEESE BURNHAM OVERY MARSH 11.45AM

*50 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE ON SHINGLE BY BEACH C/PK

*15 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE BREYDON WATER N/OVER SOUTH WALL

 

Wednesday 20th January 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 3 Eider, 450 Common Scoter, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, and 4 Fulmars. 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Buzzards and a Peregrine were hunting as was a single Barn Owl. A Water Rail was near the pond and a Stonechat was along the edge of the Broadwater. 65 Fieldfares were feeding on the buckthorn.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH W/OF MEALS HOUSE  AT 4.30PM+11,000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*NO SIGN OF DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK BARTON BROAD BUT REDHEAD SMEW & 2 GOOSANDER. ACCESS N/OFF IRSTEAD ROAD

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE AT 2.45PM WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENTS+2 SCAUP 1 DRK ON PINEWOODS CARAVAN PARK BOATING LAKE

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB ON BEACH BEYOND CHALETS+30 SNOW BUNTINGS BY ROTARY HIDE

*RED-NECKED GREBE WHITLINGHAM GPs ON GREAT BROAD+SLAV GREBE,GREAT N.DIVERS,2 SMEW,GOOSANDER & AYTHYA SCAUP HYBRID

*2 SCAUP 1 DRK WELLS ON BOATING LAKE AT 9.30AM

*BARNACLE GOOSE 1.5MLS S/OF BRANCASTER E/OF B1153 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE EARLY A/NOON

*19 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN THE PADDOCKS THIS MRNG

 

Tuesday 19th January 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 1 Eider, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 3 Common Scoter, 4 Goldeneye, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver and 2 Fulmars. The Red Kite was recorded together with 3 Marsh Harriers, 1 Common Buzzard and a Peregrine. 2 Water Rails were feeding near the pond, 2 Barn Owls and a Tawny Owl were also of note. 2 Rock Pipits and 2 Lapland Buntings flew over calling during the day. 220 Fieldfares, 6 Redwings and 2 Song Thrushes were also counted.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM E/OF THE CROWN PUB ON GROYNES

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB ON BEACH BTW 2nd HIDE & BENCH MID MRNG +20 SNOW BUNTINGS, c20,000 PINKFEET & 5,000+BAR-T.GODWITS

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS HARBOUR +SHAG & PAIR SCAUP ON BOATING LAKE

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB +3 REDHEAD SMEW LEFT OF MAIN PATH, 2 BITTERNS, RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & SPOT'SHANK

*RED-N.GREBE SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD 11.50AM +G.N.DIVER & SLAV GREBE

*50+SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK 1.10PM

*WHOOPER SWAN STIFFKEY FEN LATE A/NOON

*3 Y-L.GULLS BLACKBOROUGH END TIP THIS MRNG

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES BY JOE JORDAN HIDE

*50+BEWICK'S SWANS LUDHAM BRIDGE S/OF A1062 NEAR UPPER STREET

 

Monday 18th January 2010

At Holme NOA today despite poor visibility seawatching produced 5 Long-tailed Ducks, 30 Common Scoter, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebes, and 2 Fulmars. A Marsh Harrier and a Common Buzzard were hunting over the marsh, and 45+ Fieldfares were still present, as was a Water Rail.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 4.20PM

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL BTW EAST RUNTON & WEST RUNTON ON BEACH 1.40PM

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM BY WEST PROMENADE ON GROYNE NEAR CLOSED SECTION 12.45PM

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB PAST 2nd HIDE 2.05PM SHOWING WELL

*POM SKUA RPTD PAST HOLME LATE MRNG +RED KITE, 8+LONG-T.DUCKS & G.N.DIVER

*3 COMMON CRANES HICKLING BROAD OPP WILLOW FARM ENTRANCE THIS A/NOON

*50+TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB THIS MRNG

*RED-N.GREBE SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD +G.N.DIVER, SMEW & SCAUP

*3 SMEW TITCHWELL RSPB +RED KITE, 30 TWITE, 2+BITTERNS & RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*BONXIE OFF CLEY SAT ON SEA 9.45AM THEN FLEW EAST

*200+BEWICK'S SWANS LUDHAM BRIDGE S/OF A1062 NEAR UPPER STREET

*60 EURASIAN WHITEFRONTS HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE

*5 LONG-T.DUCKS OFF HOLME

 

Sunday 17th January 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Fulmars, 139 Brent Geese, 700 Common Scoter, 3 Goldeneye, and 4 Red-breasted Mergansers. Also of interest were 5 Marsh Harriers, 2 Common Buzzards, the Red Kite which was seen close to the Observatory, a Barn Owl hunting the marsh, 100 Fieldfares in the scrub and 36 Linnets in the willows along the Broadwater.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*AD DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK 3.15PM BARTON BROAD+4 SMEW - ACCESS FROM IRSTEAD ROAD

*AD ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES 3.20PM THO DISTANT+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & GREEN SAND

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB AT S/END BY CREEK

*LAPLAND BUNTING WEST RUNTON IN FIELD SE/OF CLIFFTOP C/PARK EARLY MRNG+3+SNOW BUNTINGS

*AD WAXWING NORWICH ON LOWER CLARENCE ROAD 10.15AM

*10+COMMON CRANES HICKLING BROAD AT STUBB MILL ROOST+MERLIN

*RED KITE W/OVER THORNHAM HARBOUR+SPOT/SHANK & PALE-B.BRENT GOOSE

*BITTERN HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FLEW TO REEDS 11.40AM

*1w RED-N.GREBE 1.55PM SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM CTRY PARK ON GREAT BROAD+JUV G.N.DIVER & 2 REDHEAD SMEW

*3 REDHEAD SMEW TITCHWELL RSPB W/OF F/PATH ON THORNHAM POOLS+2 WATER PIPITS, RED KITE OVER & MERLIN

*BITTERN BARTON BROAD

*3 PALE-B.BRENT GEESE CLEY MARSH NWT

*2 PALE-B.BRENTS TRIMINGHAM

*3 BEWICK'S SWANS CATFIELD OLD AIRFIELD

*200+BRAMBLING SANTON WARREN AROUND ST.HELEN'S C/PARK

 

Saturday 16th January 2010

Solid rain all day meant nothing of note to report.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRNET PAGER

*AD WAXWING NORWICH 12.32PM BTW RAILWAY STATION & POST OFFICE SORTING OFFICE

IN APPLE TREE ON LOWER CLARENCE ROAD

*70+TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB NEAR RAILWAY VIEWED FROM OLD

MILL 11.35AM

*15+TAIGA BEAN GEESE 12PM CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB THO DISTANT

*19+COMMON CRANES HICKLING BROAD NWT AT STUBB MILL ROOST THIS

EVNG+2+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIERS, 40+MARSH HARRIERS & MERLIN

*G.N.DIVER WHITLINGHAM CTRY PARK GREAT BROAD

*RED KITE THORNHAM HARBOUR DRIFTED TWDS HOLME VILLAGE 3.13PM+MARSH HARRIER &

2 BARN OWLS

*2 WATER PIPITS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+RED KITE OVER SALTMARSH

*3 REDHEAD SMEW TITCHWELL RSPB W/OF F/PATH ON THORNHAM POOL 1.05PM

*228 BEWICK'S SWANS LUDHAM BRIDGE S/OF A1062+26 WHOOPER SWANS

 

Friday 15th January 2010

At Holme NOA 2 Marsh Harriers and a Barn Owl were seen and 2 Stonechats were near the Observatory. 260 Fieldfares were counted and 45 Linnets were present.

NORFOLK NEWS  FROM  BIRDNET PAGER

*LAPLAND BUNTING THORNHAM MARSH AT 2.15PM+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*WAXWING NORWICH NEAR RAILWAY STATION BETWEEN RAILWAY & MORRISONS ON A147 KOBLENZ ROAD BUT ELUSIVE

*1w CASPIAN GULL NAR VALLEY FISHERIES ON WEST LAKE AT 11.40AM

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PLAYING FIELD OFF BEACH ROAD AT 2PM WITH c1200 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*GREAT N.DIVER WHITTLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD AT 10AM+3 GOOSANDERS

*60 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLME NEAR GORE POINT+14 LONG-T.DUCK,7 TWITE,12 RED-BREASTED MERGS,40 COMMON SCOTER & 20 EIDER .BARN OWL OVER GRAZING MARSH+2 MARSH HARRIER & RED KITE OVER. SPOT/SHANK THORNHAM HARBOUR

*50+SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK AT 3.20PM

*20+TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB FLEW TWDS CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB AT MIDDAY+65+WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*2 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE TITCHWELL S/OF A149 AT 3.30PM. SPOTSHANK TITCHWELL RSPB+GREAT N.DIVER

*3 REDHEAD SMEW TITCHWELL RSPB+2 BITTERNS.3 TWITE,2 WATER PIPITS,RED KITE OVER SALTMARSH+8 SNOW BUNTINGS THORNHAM POINT.RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER IN ROOST+7 MARSH HARRIERS

 

 Thursday 14th January 2010

At Holme NOA rain and poor visibility prevented seawatching. Highlights were a Woodcock flushed on the reserve, a Water Rail feeding near the pond, 75 Fieldfares feeding on the buckthorn, 2 Goldcrests in the pines and 12 Linnets.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER 

*30+TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB VIEWABLE FROM END OF BURNT HOUSE ROAD AT 1.40PM BUT DISTANT+50+EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*WAXWING 10.20AM NORWICH NEAR RAILWAY STATION BETWEEN RAILWAY & MORRISONS ON A147 KOBLENZ AVENUE

*4 SMEW 2 DRKs BARTON BROAD THIS MRNG. N/OF IRSTEAD ROAD JUST W/OF IRSTEAD

*18 BEWICK'S SWANS CATFIELD BEHIND GAS STORAGE TANK THIS MRNG+3 WHOOPER SWANS

*58 BEWICK'S SWANS LUDHAM BRIDGE THIS MRNG+2 WHOOPER SWANS

*c25 BRAMBLING SANTON DOWNHAM AT ST.HELENS PICNIC SITE C/PK

*3 REDHEAD SMEW TITCHWELL RSPB COMMUTING BETWEEN GRAZING MARSH & FRESHMARSH+BITTERN OVER REEDBED. PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE ON GRAZING MARSH & 2 WATER PIPITS ON FRESHMARSH

*203 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE AT DUCK

 

Wednesday 13th January 2010

At Holme NOA today 140 Fieldfares were around the reserve and the Water Rail was near the pond. Two Marsh Harriers were mobbing a Buzzard over the marsh mid afternoon, and a Barn Owl was also hunting. 2 Woodcocks were flushed.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*2 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BETWEEN BURNHAM MARKET & DOCKING FIELD WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE,EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE & 3 BARNACLE GEESE

*2 REDHEAD SMEW THIS A/NOON TITCHWELL RSPB W/OF MAIN PATH ON THORNHAM POOLS+2 WATER PIPITS ON FRESHMARSH & RED KITE OVER THORNHAM POINT

*c40 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE W/OF BEACH C/PK ON SHINGLE AT 10.20AM

*WAXWING 12.50PM NORWICH NEAR RAILWAY STATION BETWEEN RAILWAY & WOOLWORTHS ON A147 KOBLENZ AVENUE THEN FLEW NE

*4 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE 3 AD+JUV CHOSELEY IN 2nd FIELD S/OF DRYING BARNS AT 1.45PM

*3 SMEW 2 DRKs BARTON BROAD AT 2.45PM. ACCESS N/OFF IRSTEAD ROAD JUST W/OF IRSTEAD

*RED-T.DIVER HICKLING BROAD NWT FROM HIDE BUT DISTANT

*RED KITE JUST SE/OF WIGHTON AT 2PM

*GREAT N.DIVER WHITTLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD

 

Tuesday 12th January 2010

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*WAXWING 3.40PM NORWICH BY MORRISON'S ON KOBLENZ AVENUE NEAR TRAFFIC LIGHTS

*G.N.DIVER NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD 10AM & REDHEAD SMEW

*3 REDHEAD SMEW BURNHAM DEEPDALE

*10 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM

*53 BEWICK'S SWANS LUDHAM BRIDGE & WHOOPER SWAN

*JACK SNIPE TITCHWELL RSPB FROM FEN HIDE

 

Monday 11th January 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 111 Brent Geese, 61 Wigeon, 1 Teal , 8 Eiders, 2500 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, 381 Oystercatchers, 58 Dunlin and 109 Curlew. Around 250 Fieldfares were on the reserve and a Water Rail was feeding near the pond.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB NEAR SHORE HIDE AT 1.30PM+29 SNOW BUNTINGS

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH E/OF BOARDWALK+MED GULL. 2 AD BLACK BLACK BRANTS IN FIELD W/OF MAIN FOOTPATH & BITTERN OVER REEDBED

*3 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE TITCHWELL RSPB 2.40PM W/OF MAIN PATH+2 WATER PIPITS ON FRESHMARSH

*3 WATER PIPITS CLEY NWT W/OF WEST BANK JUST N/OF SLUICE AT MIIDDAY

*63 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE AT 11.35AM

*GREAT N.DIVER WHITTLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD+REDHEAD SMEW

 

Sunday 10th January 2010

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 702 Common Scoter, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Guillemots and a Grey Phalarope lingering offshore early afternoon. Also of interest were a Barn Owl,  40 Blackbirds, 90 Fieldfares, 6 Song Thrushes, 15 Redwings and a Mistle Thrush, together with a Water Rail.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+RED KITE OVER SALTMARSH

*2w ICELAND GULL BLACKBOROUGH END TIP 11AM+2 CASPIAN GULLS (AD & 2w) & 6

Y-L.GULLS

*2w ICELAND GULL NAR VALLEY FISHERIES+BITTERN

*GREY PHAL E/PAST HOLME NOA 1.10PM

*3 COMMON CRANES E/OVER WELNEY WWT 4PM

*3 REDHEAD SMEW SADLE BOW 9.20AM

*BITTERN DENVER SLUICE ALONG OUSE RELIEF CHANNEL 10AM

*JUV G.N.DIVER WHITLINGHAM CTRY PARK ON GREAT BROAD+REDHEAD SMEW

*RED KITE BTW LITTLE WALSINGHAM & WEST BARSHAM 12.15PM

*SHORT-E.OWL LYNN POINT

*35 CROSSBILLS LYNFORD ARBORETUM 12PM+HAWFINCH

*50+SNOW BUNTINGS WYMONDHAM

*30+EURASIAN WHITE-F.GEESE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH

 

 

Saturday 9th January 2010

At Holme NOA further snow had fallen overnight. Seawatching was quieter with 2 Eider, 1500 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Red-throated Divers, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Fulmar and a single Kittiwake. The Red Kite was hunting south east of the Observatory in the area between Thornham orchards and the marshes. Three Marsh Harriers and 2 Buzzards were also seen. 2 Water Rails were coming to apples in front of the Observatory building, 14 Snipe and 11 Woodcocks were counted during the day on the reserve. 2 Barn Owls were hunting the grazing marshes and 18 Skylarks were feeding there. 2 Stonechats were present and 100 Blackbirds, 70 Fieldfares, 5 Song Thrushes, 30 Redwings and a Mistle Thrush were counted. 2 Jays and 2 Bullfinches were of interest in the village.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 1/2ML N/OF WYMONDHAM FLEW OVER A11 AT 1PM

 

 

*JUV G.N.DIVER NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD & REDHEAD SMEW

*3 REDHEAD SMEW SADDLE BOW FROM 1st BRIDGE & DRK SCAUP

*17 SNOW BUNTS CAISTER ON BEACH & SHORT-E.OWL

 

Friday 8th January 2010

At Holme NOA today another cold day with heavy snow showers continue to produce some interest. On the sea 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 800 Common Scoters, 3 Velvet Scoters, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 15 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 16 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Fulmars, 5 Little Gulls, 2 Kittiwakes and a Guillemot were recorded. A further Great Northern Diver flew North East past the Observatory building mid morning and a Barn Owl was hunting on the marsh. Also of note were a single Rock Pipit, 1 Stonechat, 60 Blackbirds, 90 Fieldfares, 2 Water Rails feeding at a pile of apples opposite the Observatory, and 30 Redwings in the scrub.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*ROUGH-LEGED BUZZARD 10.30AM FRITTON MARSHES VIEWED N/FROM HADDISCO BRIDGE BUT DISTANT

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 1.25PM CHEDGRAVE MARSHES. PK/AT WAVENEY FOREST & WALK TO NW/CORNER TO VIEW

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS HARBOUR FROM CAUSEWAY TO LIFEBOAT STATION AT 10.47AM SHOWING WELL

*GREAT N.DIVER NE/OVER HOLME NOA OBS

*3 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE BURNHAM NORTON E/OF MAIN TRACK WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENTS GEESE

*JUV GREAT N.DIVER SE/OF NORWICH IN TROWSE AT WHITLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD+REDHEAD SMEW. 3 GOOSANDER & 2 BEWICK'S SWANS OVER LATE MRNG

*SLAV GREBE OF HOLME+2 LONG-T.DUCKS,3 VELVET SCOTERS,GREAT N.DIVER & 5 LITTLE GULLS

*3 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANTS WOLFERTON TRIANGLE AT 3PM

 

 

 

Thursday 7th January 2010

At Holme NOA today further good seawatching included a single Long-tailed Duck, 1200 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Fulmars, 2 Great Skuas, 4 Little Gulls and 29 Kittiwakes. Also of interest were 85 Fieldfares and 2 Stonechats around the reserve together with a Water Rail.

 

*JUV GREAT N.DIVER SE/OF NORWICH IN TROWSE AT WHITLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD+REDHEAD SMEW

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH+4+WOODCOCKS IN SCRUB BY VISITOR CENTRE & MERLIN AT THORNHAM POINT

*DRK RED-BREASTED MERGANSER WIGGENHALL ST.MARY MAGDALEN

 

 

 Wednesday 6th January 2010

At Holme NOA today north easterlies produced interesting seawatching including 75 Brent Geese, 1800 Common Scoter, 26 Red-breasted Mergansers, 13 Red-throated Divers, 5 Great Northern Divers, 11 Great Crested Grebes, 19 Fulmars, 3 Great Skuas, 58 Kittiwakes and 1 Guillemot. Also of note were 2 Peregrines which landed on the marsh, and 38 Fieldfares feeding on the reserve. 2 Stonechats were also seen, as was a Water Rail. 

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRNET PAGER

*2 SHORELARKS 4PM SNETTISHAM RSPB ON BEACH c100YDS N/OF ROTARY HIDE+6+SNOW BUNTINGS

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS A/NOON+2 WATER PIPIT. c20 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH & 20 TWITE W/OF BOARDWALK & GREAT N.DIVER PAST .RED KITE OVER GRAZING MARSH THIS MRNG

*c50 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB AT 10.30AM+c100 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*BONXIE PAST HUNSTANTON

*3 BONXIES PAST HOLME NOA+4 GREAT N.DIVERS,18 FULMARS,18 KITTIWAKES,23 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS & 2 PEREGRINE OVER THE MARSH

*REDHEAD SMEW WHITLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD

*RED-T.DIVER STOWBRIDGE ON RELIEF CHANNEL BETWEEN BRIDGE & DOWNHAM MARKET

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER TICHWELL RSPB

 

Tuesday 5th January 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 200 Brent Geese, 4 Eider, 4 Goldeneye, 4 Great Crested Grebes and a single Kittiwake west. Raptor activity was noted with the Red Kite, 3 Marsh Harriers, 1 Hen Harrier and 1 Peregrine all recorded today. A Water Rail was of interest near the Observatory building and 18 Snipe and 6 Woodcocks were seen. 2 Barn Owls were hunting the grazing marsh and 2 Stonechats, 180 Blackbirds, 50 Fieldfares, 8 Song Thrushes, 20 Redwings and a Mistle Thrush were also present.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*NO SIGN POSS PACIFIC DIVER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB BY MID A/NOON

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK BARTON BROAD FROM BOARDWALK 1.10PM BUT DISTANT & PAIR SMEW. ACCESS N/OFF IRSTEAD ROAD

*NO SIGN RING-NECKED DUCK WROXHAM BROAD BUT 2 SCAUP

*2w CASPIAN GULL BLACKBOROUGH END TIP OPP ENTRANCE 2.20PM & 2w ICELAND GULL

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL 2.50PM TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +35 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH & HEN HARRIER. NEARBY RED KITE THORNHAM POINT

*2w ICELAND GULL NAR VALLEY FISHERIES IN PRE-ROOST 3PM & AD Y-L.GULL

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB NEAR 1st HIDE +30 SNOW BUNTINGS & 5 SCAUP

*7 COMMON CRANES NEAR HORSEY MILL

*2 COMMON CRANES WAXHAM S/OF WALNUT FARM THIS MRNG

*BONXIE TITCHWELL RSPB W/OF BOARDWALK 1.10PM

*JUV G.N.DIVER NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD

*DRK SMEW FAKENHAM ON RIVER WENSUM DOWNSTREAM OF THREE ARCH BRIDGE

 

Monday 4th January 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 26 Brent Geese, 5 Scaup west, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Goosanders, 3 Red-throated Divers, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 8 Fulmars, 1 adult Med Gull, 1 adult Little Gull, 1500 Common Gulls, a first winter Glaucous Gull, 8000 Herring Gulls and a single Guillemot west. Also of note today were 2 Water Rails feeding near the pond, a Barn Owl hunting the grazing marshes, 3 Stonechats, 45 Blackbirds, 150 Fieldfares, 15 Song Thrushes, 60 Redwings and a Chiffchaff.

 

NORFOLK NEWS  FROM  BIRDNET  PAGER

*POSS JUV PACIFIC DIVER 12.05PM OFF TITCHWELL RSPB FLEW W/ALONG BEACH THEN OVER THORNHAM MARSH

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK 1.05PM BARTON BROAD FROM BOARDWALK +3 SMEW & OTTER. ACCESS N/OFF IRSTEAD ROAD

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH VIEWABLE FROM A149 NEAR CHURCH

*NO SIGN OF ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM A143 BRIDGE AT 3PM BUT 2 SHORT-E.OWLS,2 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIERS & PEREGRINE

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL HOLME AT GORE POINT MID A/NOON +5 SCAUP PAST, MED GULL & LITTLE GULL

*2w ICELAND GULL BLACKBOROUGH END TIP THIS A/NOON & AD Y-L.GULL

*4 COMMON CRANES HORSEY MILL & OTTER BY CAFE

*RED KITE BY HOLME NOA & G.N.DIVER OVER THE BROADWATER

*JUV G.N.DIVER NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD

*5 PURPLE SANDS SEA PALLING 100YDS W/OF C/PK ON ROCKS

*5 LONG-T.DUCKS HOLME OFF GORE POINT THIS MRNG

*HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK 12.30PM

*G.N.DIVER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +SLAV GREBE, 3 LONG-T.DUCKS, 14 TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH, WATER PIPIT ON FRESHMARSH & 30 SNOW BUNTS ON BEACH

*FIRECREST LYNFORD ARBORETUM BY C/PK ENTRANCE 10.30AM

 

 Sunday 3rd January 2010

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 40 Brent Geese, 4 Eider, 696 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 4 Great Crested Grebes and an adult Med Gull on the beach. 2 Marsh Harriers and a ring-tail Hen Harrier were hunting and 2 Barn Owls were counted. A pair of Stonechats stayed local and a Water Rail was again seen crossing the path near the Observatory building. Over 3000 Pink-feet and 1500+ Wigeon were on the marshes, with several Little Grebes, Tufted Duck, Shoveler and Pochard noted on the Broadwater.

 

Saturday 2nd January 2010

At Holme NOA a cold dry day produced 4500 Pink-feet, 135 Brent Geese, 800+ Wigeon on the grazing marshes. The Red Kite was hunting south of the Observatory and 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Common Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk and a probable Peregrine were also observed. A Water Rail was giving good views late afternoon near the pond, and 2 Barn Owls were also present. A pair of Stonechats were also on the reserve as were 3 Goldcrests and 6 Long-tailed Tits. On the sea 610 Common Scoters were counted.

 

NORFOLK  NEWS  FROM  BIRDNET  PAGER

*AD WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH THIS EVNG WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+LEUCISTIC PINK-FOOTED GOOSE

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK WROXHAM BROAD VIEWABLE FROM TREES LEFT OF SAILING CLUB ENTRANCE AT 1.20PM BUT ELUSIVE. NO SIGN OF DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK BETWEEN 8.30 & 9.30AM

*WAXWING 2.40PM NORTHREPPS ON FOUNDRY CLOSE

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD ON FOOTBALL PITCH WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*BLACK BRANT WELLS N/OF A149 IN 1st FIELD E/OF TOWN THIS A/NOON WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB THIS A/NOON ON BEACH AT S/END+39 SNOW BUNTINGS & 1w DRK SCAUP ON SOUTH PIT

*2w ICELAND GULL SE/OF KINGS LYNN AT BLACKBOROUGH END TIP THIS A/NOON+2 CASPIAN GULLS AD+2w

*45+TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB MIDDAY

*GREAT N.DIVER WHITLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD+REDHEAD SMEW & BLACK-NECKED GREBE

*RED KITE HOLME NOA OVER GRAZING MARSH AT 10.42AM+2 MARSH HARRIERS & BUZZARD

*3 LONG-T.DUCKS HOLME OFF GORE POINT AT 10.09AM

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER MORSTON OVER SALTMARSH+SPOT/SHANK,9 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS & 2 PEREGRINES

*20+SNOW BUNTINGS 11.10AM SALTHOUSE 100YDS E/OF BEACH C/PK ON SHINGLE RIDGE

*5 HEN HARRIERS MALE+4 RINGTAILS WARHAM GREENS LEFT ROOST EARLY MRNG+SHORT-E.OWL

*BLACK BRANT 1ML E/OF STIFFKEY FEN N/OF A149+3 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*REDHEAD SMEW W/PAST WEYBOURNE AT 10,20AM+3 GOLDENEYE & 5 EIDERS

*2 HEN HARRIERS MALE+RINGTAIL WARHAM GREENS IN ROOST+2 SHORT-E.OWLS

 

 

 

Friday 1st January 2009

At Holme NOA today 3000+ Pink-feet, 72 Brents, a Red Kite, a MArsh Harrier, a Common Buzzard, a single Water Rail, a Woodcock, 3 Barn Owls, 2 Stonechats, 38 Blackbirds, 25 Fieldfares, 8 Song Thrushes, 14 Redwings, 3 Goldcrests, a Brambling and 10 Reed Buntings were of note. On the sea an Eider, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Fulmars, an adult Med Gull, 1500 Common Gulls and 2500 Herring Gulls were counted.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK WROXHAM BROAD FROM PUBLIC C/PK 3.30PM & FEM RING-NECKED DUCK

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH THIS A/NOON & BITTERN FLEW OVER DITCH N/OF CHURCH 12.40PM

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 1ML N/OF DOCKING FLEW WEST 1.45PM

*WAXWING GORLESTON AT RED LODGE IN GARDEN TG.530.008

*50+TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS BY BEACH ROAD 12.15PM

*AD BLACK BRANT COCKTHORPE AIRFIELD THEN FLEW TWDS MORSTON

*RED KITE THORNHAM POINT 8.40AM

*RED-N.GREBE OFF CLEY NWT +LONG-T.DUCK, G.N.DIVER, BLUE FULMAR, 50 SNOW BUNTS ON SHINGLE RIDGE & WATER PIPIT AT EYE FIELD

*BLACK-N.GREBE WHITLINGHAM C.P ON THE GREAT BROAD NEAR HIDE & G.N.DIVER

*4 LONG-T.DUCKS OFF HOLME THIS A/NOON

*2 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS THIS A/NOON

*60 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH

*110 BEWICK'S SWANS CATFIELD BEHIND GAS PLANT & 18 WHOOPER SWANS

*SCAUP OFF CLEY NWT E/OF COASTGUARDS 12.25PM

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*15 SNOW BUNTINGS CLEY NWT BY NORTH HIDE & 2 WATER PIPITS

Thursday 31st December 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 5 Eider, 1500 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Med Gull, 2500 Common Gulls, 5000 Herring Gulls, 150 Great Black Backed Gulls, 7 Kittiwakes and a Razorbill. The Red Kite was seen hunting this morning near Thornham marsh and 2 Marsh Harriers, a ring-tail Hen Harrier, a Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Buzzards, 1 Kestrel, a Merlin and a Peregrine were also seen. A Water Rail was calling in the reeds and 2 Woodcock were flushed. 2 Barn Owls were hunting the grazing marsh. Along Thornham bank 40 Skylarks and a single Rock Pipit were counted, and a female Stonechat was feeding around the Observatory building. A Chiffchaff and 2 Goldcrests were feeding close by in the pines.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER 

*AD WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE 5PM HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*AD WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE WIGHTON IN BEET FIELD N/OF CRABBE ROAD WITH c10.000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE THEN FLEW NW/

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD RPTD 1PM THORPE MARSHES BUT NO FURTHER SIGN BY 2.30PM

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE WITH c250 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*2 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE CLEY NWT BY A149 N/OF OLD WOMENS LANE.JUV PALE-BELLIED BRENT E/OF VISITOR CENTRE WITH c600 DARK-BELLIED BRENTS. 3 BONXIES PAST BEACH C/PK BETWEEN 12.30 & 1.30PM+3 GREAT N.DIVERS & 2 SCAUP

*GREAT N.DIVER WHITLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD OFF S/SHORE+BLACK-NECKED GREBE OFF ISLAND & 400 PINK-FOOTED GEESE OVER NW/

*75 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+c150 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*FIRECREST LYNFORD ARBORETUM MIDDAY+7 CROSSBILLS & 6 GOOSANDER ON LYNFORD WATER

*VELVET SCOTER PAST SHERINGHAM THIS MRNG+BONXIE

*35 SNOW BUNTINGS CLEY NEAR COASTGUARDS C/PK BY SMALL POOLS

 

 

 

Wednesday 30th Decemaber 2009

A very wet,cold grey day with very little on show, however the feeding station has a good number of finches visiting with occasional Water Rail. A half hour seawatch produced a single Long-tailed Duck, 250 Common Scoter, a lone red-breasted Merganser, three Red-throated Diver, two Kittiwake and a single Auk sp. 

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) WIGHTON N/OF CRABBE ROAD

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK WROXHAM BROAD OFF PAY+DISPLAY C/PK 2.45PM

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE E/OF CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS THIS A/NOON

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS HARBOUR BY LIFEBOAT STATION

*RED KITE HOLME NOA OVER ORCHARDS 11.10AM

*RAVEN E/OVER ROYDON COMMON NWT 8.10AM

*BLACK-N.GREBE WHITLINGHAM C.P ON THE GREAT BROAD OPP CONSERVATION AREA 9.25AM & G.N.DIVER

*G.N.DIVER OFF CLEY NWT

*3 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH

*LONG-T.DUCK OFF HOLME NOA

*21 WHITEFRONTS HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE 12.45PM

 

Tuesday 29th December 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 2 Eider, 2500 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 1 Fulmar, while around the reserve a Water Rail, 2 Stonechats, 2 Marsh Harriers and a Barn Owl were of interest. 2 Little Egrets, 1200 Pink-footed Geese and 5 Snipe were counted, and 6 Fieldfares, 12 Redwings, 2 Goldcrests and a single Rock Pipits were also seen.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK EARLY A/NOON BARTON BROAD BUT DISTANT. ACCESS N/OFF IRSTEAD ROAD

*33 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB THIS MRNG

*50 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB+164 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE,9 MARSH HARRIERS & 2 WATER PIPITS

*4 COMMON CRANES c11AM WAXHAM AT BROGRAVE FARM

*c125 BEWICK'S SWANS NE/OF LUDHAM VILLAGE AT LUDHAM AIRFIELD+c15 WHOOPER SWANS

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE STIFFKEY FRESHES MID A/NOON+HEN HARRIER

*27 SNOW BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH

*GOLDEN PHEASANT DERSINGHAM BOG BY TREE FELLING SITE 10.30AM

 

Monday 28th December 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 1 Eider, 2500 Common Scoter, 7 Red-throated Divers, 2 Black-throated Divers, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 12 Fulmars and a Great Skua. The Red Kite was seen together with a Marsh Harrier, 2 Buzzards, 2 Sparrowhawks and 2 Kestrels. A Water Rail ran across the path and 2 Stonechats were also seen. 15 Fieldfares and 2 Redwings were in the scrub, and 6 Bearded Tits were near the sluice on Thornham bank.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK BARTON BROAD AT S/END FROM BOARDWALK SHOWING WELL. ACCESS N/OFF IRSTEAD ROAD

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 3.13PM BUT ELUSIVE

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) 2MLS SSE/OF WELLS 3/4ML W/OF WIGHTON E/OF FIELD BARN WITH PINKFEET 10.35AM

*11 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS BY BEACH ROAD ON PITCH+PUTT COURSE

*120 BEWICK'S SWANS BTW POTTER HEIGHAM & CATFIELD JUST W/OF A149 & 13 WHOOPER SWANS

*46 SNOW BUNTS SALTHOUSE BEACH THIS A/NOON & TWITE

*BLACK-N.GREBE STIFFKEY FRESHMARSH IN CREEK 2.30PM

*2 BLACK-T.DIVERS OFF HOLME NOA & BONXIE PAST

*G.N.DIVER WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD 11AM

*G.N.DIVER OFF HUNSTANTON CLIFFS

*3 BARNACLE GEESE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH

 

 

Sunday 27th December 2009

At Holme NOA today highlights were the Red Kite hunting in the area for much of the day, a Marsh Harrier, 3 Barn Owls and a Short-eared Owl were also of note. A single Stonechat was near the Observatory and 60+ Fieldfares were seen over the reserve.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK BARTON BROAD AT S/END NEAR TERN RAFTS 11AM

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK WROXHAM BROAD RIGHT OF SAILING CLUB 2.20PM

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) 2MLS S/OF DOCKING W/OF B1153 EARLY A/NOON

*LAPLAND BUNTING THORNHAM S/OF SEAWALL IN SET-ASIDE 11.15AM

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS BY BEACH ROAD ON PITCH+PUTT COURSE

*AD BLACK BRANT BTW MORSTON & STIFFKEY N/OF A149 3.45PM

*2 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE S/OF TITCHWELL RSPB WITH PINKFEET 11.50AM

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE RINGSTEAD N/OF BLUESTONE FARM BY PEDDARS WAY

*26 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB 9AM

*G.N.DIVER WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD AT E/END 10.25AM

*3 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM & 60+CROSSBILLS

 

 

 

Saturday 26th December 2009

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) TITCHWELL S/OF A149 IN FIELD BY ROAD TO

CHOSELEY 9.45AM WITH PINK-F.GEESE

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK WROXHAM BROAD LATE A/NOON+DRK VELVET SCOTER

*AD DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK BARTON BROAD 11.35AM SHOWING WELL

*107 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB EARLY A/NOON+BARNACLE GEESE E/OF

CANTLEY COCK PUB WITH PINKFEET

*PALE-B.BRENT CLEY MARSHES NWT ON CRICKET MARSH+WATER PIPIT BY WEST BANK

SLUICE

*RED KITE HOLME NWT W/OVER GRAZING MARSH

*RED KITE S/OVER WISSINGTON

 

Friday 25th December 2009

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) TITCHWELL S/OF A149 IN FIELDS THIS A/NOON

*WATER PIPIT CANTLEY BEET FACTORY

 

 

 

Thursday 24th December 2009

A very successful Sponsored Birdwatch at Holme included Red Kite, 5 Lapland Buntings, 10 Long-tailed Ducks, Eider, 1200 Common Scoter, 2 Goldeneye, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, 12 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 3 Fulmars, a Yellow-legged Gull on the beach and a Guillemot offshore. A Woodcock was flushed near the heligoland trap, 2 Marsh Harriers and a Hen Harrier were hunting together with two Barn Owls. Also of note were a Peregrine off the Golf Course, 2 Water Rails, a Kingfisher and 5 Bearded Tits near Thornham sluice, and a Spotted Redshank and 4 Black-tailed Godwits in Thornham Harbour.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK 2PM BARTON BROAD SHOWING WELL

 *5+LAPLAND BUNTINGS HOLME+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER,RED KITE,SPOT/SHANK,RED-NECKED GREBE,GREAT N.DIVER,10 LONG-T.DUCKS & PEREGRINE

 *2 HEN HARRIERS MALE+RINGTAIL ROYDON COMMON NWT THIS EVNG

*22 GOOSANDERS DENVER SLUICE

*29 WHOOPER SWANS S/OVER DRAYTON

 

Wednesday 23rd December 2009

At Holme NOA today highlights were a ring-tail Hen Harrier hunting late afternoon, 2 Common Buzzards drifting east, 3 Barn Owls over the grazing marsh, 2 Stonechats around the Observatory, 3 Fieldfares and 25 Redwings on the reserve, 2 Snipe and 2 Woodcock flushed from the undergrowth, and 5,000+ Pink-feet in the area all day. Also of interest were 17 Grey Partridges.

 

Tuesday 22nd December 2009

At Holme NOA today highlights were a Red Kite again seen drifting over the grazing marshes from Thornham, together with 2 Marsh Harriers and a Barn Owl hunting the marsh. Between the Observatory and Thornham Coal Barn over 40 Snipe, 6 Woodcocks, 3 Ruff and a Spotted Redshank were seen. At least 3 Bearded Tits were in reeds near the sluice along Thornham bank. Other birds of note today were a female Stonechat near the Observatory, a single Rock Pipit flying over, and a Red-throated Diver on the sea.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK 2.57PM BARTON BROAD VIEWABLE FROM BOARDWALK

*9 SHORELARKS c1/3ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP ON SALTINGS AT MIDDAY+36 SNOW BUNTINGS & 6 TWITE

*RED KITE HOLME NOA W/OVER GRAZING MARSH AT 1.12PM

*REDHEAD SMEW HICKLING BROAD ON HEIGHAM SOUND THIS A/NOON

 

Monday 21st December 2009

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JACK SNIPE MORSTON

*HEN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB+8 TWITE & 2 G.N.DIVERS

*RED KITE W/OVER CLEY MARSHES NWT VIS'CTR 10.05AM

*RED KITE FAKENHAM NEAR RAF SCULTHORPE FLEW OVER FAKENHAM ROAD 11.42AM

 

Sunday 20th December 2009

At Holme NOA today brilliant sunshine and 3 inches of snow made for quite a winter scene. The Red Kite was again hunting the grazing marshes mid morning, and the ring-tail Hen Harrier was also seen. 2 Marsh Harriers and a Barn Owl were also busy finding food. An influx of Lapwings, Snipe, Woodcock and Skylark were observed today, with 1 Jack Snipe, 3 Woodcocks, 170+ Snipe, 870 Lapwings and 431 Skylarks counted, many of them coming in off the sea. An adult Med Gull was of note on the beach and on the sea 520 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver and 2 Great Crested Grebes were also of interest. 25 Redwings were counted flying over and 2 Stonechats remain faithful to the Observatory area.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*70 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB & 25 WHITEFRONTS

*RED KITE HOLME NOA 10.10AM LINGERING & RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER 11.28AM

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB +LONG-E.OWL BY FEEDING STATION, JACK SNIPE & 3 AD MED GULLS

*20 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLKHAM GAP 1PM

*6 BEWICK'S SWANS WSW/OVER SWARDESTONE 2.10PM

*17 SCAUP PAST SHERINGHAM THIS MRNG

 

Saturday 19th December 2009

At Holme NOA today a Red Kite was seen twice during the afternoon, lingering around the Coastal Path to Thornham and then flying low over the grazing marshes at approximately 3pm. A ring-tail Hen Harrier was also hunting late afternoon and a Marsh Harrier and a Barn Owl were also present during the day. At least 3 Woodcock and 50+ Snipe were on the marshes, and 135 Skylarks were counted with many coming in off the sea. Seawatching highlights were a Long-tailed Duck, 2500 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye and 1 Red-throated Diver. Also of interest were 68 Golden Plover east, a Green Woodpecker in the pines, and a pair of Stonechats around the Observatory. 16 Redwings flew east along the east bank.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*SHORELARK CLEY NWT OVER VIS'CTR & LANDED IN FIELD NEAR OLD WOMAN'S LANE 2.10PM

*RED KITE 3.20PM HOLME NOA +RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER, 4 WOODCOCK & 50+SNIPE

*RED KITE FAKENHAM S/OVER RIVER WENSUM NEAR THREE BRICK ARCH 10AM

*5 VELVET SCOTERS OFF CLEY NWT 11.50AM

*BITTERN STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*2 COMMON CRANES NE/OVER WESTON LONGVILLE 9AM

 

Friday 18th December 2009

At Holme NOA today 800 Common Scoter were offshore and 48 Brent Geese and an adult Med Gull were of note on the beach. Also of interest were a Barn Owl hunting over the marsh and a Rock Pipit in off the sea. 2 Stonechats were feeding around the Observatory and a single Redwing was seen. 3 Woodcocks were of note.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*8 COMMON CRANES HICKLING BROAD IN STUBB MILL ROOST 3.30PM

*50+TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB & 50+WHITEFRONTS

*48 TAIGA BEAN GEESE THORPE MARSHES TILL 10.30AM THEN FLEW OFF NW

*AD SHAG DENVER SLUICE 8AM

*2 WATER PIPITS CLEY NWT BY WEST BANK +19 TWITE & G.N.DIVER OFFSHORE

*WATER PIPIT SHERINGHAM AT END OF ESPLANADE

 

 

 

Thursday 17th December 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 9 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 200 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, 1 Great Skua, 9 Kittiwakes and 5 Auk sp. Around the reserve 2 Stonechats were feeding close to the Observatory and 4 Marsh Harriers were hunting the grazing marshes.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 11.35AM WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE SHOWING WELL

*SOOTY S/WTR RPTD PAST SHERINGHAM THIS MRNG+VELVET SCOTER

*LONG-T.DUCK PAST HOLME NOA BETWEEN 9.30 & 11.30AM+2 GREAT N.DIVERS,2 GOOSANDERS & BONXIE

*3 GOOSANDER UEA BROAD THIS MRNG

*4 AD MED GULL GORLESTON-ON-SEA ON CLIFFTOP THIS MRNG

 

Wednesday 16th December 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 2 Eider, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 1000 Common Scoter, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers, 7 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Kittiwakes. Also of note around the reserve were 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Water Rails, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl and 2 Stonechats.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 3.15PM WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE BUT ELUSIVE+WATER PIPIT

*2 TUNDRA GEESE CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 9.17AM+15 BARNACLE GEESE

*2 GOLDEN PHEASANTS WOLFERTON TRIANGLE AT 2.30PM

*25 COMMON CRANES HICKLING ROOSTED AT STUBB MILL+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER,MALE MERLIN & 28 MARSH HARRIERS

*20 TWITE TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER OVER SALTMARSH

*16 GOOSANDER DENVER SLUICE

 

Tuesday 15th December 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 1 Eider, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 250 Common Scoter, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 19 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 12 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Gannet and 2 Guillemots. Also of note today were a Chiffchaff, 3 Marsh Harriers, 4 Water Rails, 1 Barn Owl and 2 Stonechats. A Short-eared Owl was seen flying in off the sea.

 

Monday 14th December 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 8 Eider, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 420 Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 20 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 6 Fulmars, and a Guillemot. Also of note were 105 Brent Geese, a single Ruff, 2 Barn Owls and a Fieldfare on the reserve.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) BTW TITCHWELL VILLAGE & CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS IN FIELDS WITH PINKFEET

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT COURSE 2PM

*BLACK REDSTART GREAT YARMOUTH AT HARBOUR ENTRANCE 11.30AM

*DRK SMEW NUNNERY LAKES RESERVE THIS MRNG ONLY

*RED-N.GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB & G.N.DIVER

*27 TWITE 1PM CLEY NWT BY WEST BANK ON SALTMARSH & WATER PIPIT

*5 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS THIS A/NOON

 

 

 

Sunday 13th December 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 9 Wigeon, 85 Eider moving west, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 320 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 2 Goldeneye, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, 11 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Fulmars, 1 Gannet, 11 Kittiwakes, 1 Little Gull and 1 Guillemot. Also of note were 2 Peregrines together along the beach, 115 Snow Buntings on the beach and a Brambling at the feeders.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) BTW TITCHWELL & CHOSELEY IN FIELD NEAR A149

3.30PM WITH PINK-F.GEESE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 12.11PM WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE SHOWING WELL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD N/OF FELTWELL OVER FIELDS E/OF ROAD NEAR CUT-OFF

CHANNEL TILL 12.15PM THEN DRIFTED E/

*NO SIGN DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE BUT CURLEW SAND ON

ARNOLD'S MARSH NT

*2 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE BTW RINGSTEAD & THORNHAM WITH PINK-F-GEESE 8.35AM

*JUV G.N.DIVER BTW STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB & BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB ON RIVER

YARE AT END OF ROCKLAND SHORT DYKE TILL 8.30AM THEN DRIFTED DOWNSTREAM

*BLACK-N.GREBE STIFFKEY FRESHES IN CREEK ON RISING TIDE

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES+2 VELVET SCOTERS OFFSHORE, BONXIE & 35 SNOW BUNTS

*2 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM PADDOCKS 2PM

*38 SNOW BUNTINGS CLEY 300yds E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK 9.50AM

*30+SNOW BUNTINGS 200yds W/OF HOLKHAM PINES

*100+BRAMBLING NE/OF SANTON DOWNHAM AT SANTON WARREN IN ST.HELEN'S C/PARK+6

CROSSBILLS

*AD MED GULL WEST RUNTON C/PARK

*3 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANTS WOLFERTON TRIANGLE

 

Saturday 12th December 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 32 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, a significant passage of 314 Eider west, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 114 Common Scoter, 5 Velvet Scoter, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Goosander, 23 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Divers west, 3 Slavonian Grebes, 9 Fulmars, 1 Shag, 1 Great Skua, 1 unidentified Skua sp., 12 Little Gulls and 5 Kittiwakes. Around the recording area 8000 Pink-feet, 6 Marsh Harriers, 2 Buzzards, a Grey Wagtail over, 53 Snow Buntings along the beach and a Brambling at the feeders were of particular note.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

 

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE DERSINGHAM BOG NNR 800YDS W/OF BOARDWALK 2.20PM

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT COURSE 11.35AM

*5 SHORELARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP 10.45AM

*9 AD WHOOPER SWANS STIFFKEY FEN

*42 BEWICK'S SWANS LUDHAM BRIDGE THIS A/NOON

*BLACK-T.DIVER OFF HOLME NOA +2 G.N.DIVERS WEST, 3 SLAV GREBES, JUV SHAG, BONXIE, 314 EIDER WEST, 5 VELVET SCOTERS, 3 DRK LONG-T.DUCKS & FEM GOOSANDER

*G.N.DIVER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB ON RIVER YARE BY SLUICE THIS MRNG

*G.N.DIVER W/PAST SHERINGHAM 9.30AM & 2 LITTLE GULLS

*REDHEAD SMEW KELLING WATER MEADOWS TILL 9.25AM THEN FLEW WEST

*BONXIE HUNSTANTON OFF LIGHTHOUSE

*200+BRAMBLINGS SANTON DOWNHAM AT SANTON WARREN IN ST.HELEN'S C/PK

 

Friday 11th December 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 48 Wigeon, 4 Pintail, 1 Eider, 6 Long-tailed Ducks, 54 Common Scoter, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 15 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars, 1 Great Skua, 73 Kittiwakes and 7 Little Gulls. A Spotted Redshank was in Thornham Harbour, a Tawny Owl was roosting in the dunes west of the pines, a Chiffchaff was by the Observatory, and 3 Lapland Buntings were in Thornham Harbour with 120 Skylarks.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS HOLME NOA+30 SNOW BUNTINGS.7 LONG-T.DUCKS OFFSHORE+BONXIE & 14 LITTLE GULLS

*AD BLACK BRANT N/OF WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE AT MIDDAY WITH c900 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*31 TWITE (2 COLOUR RINGED) CLEY NWT ALONG BEACH ROAD ON WIRES BY SLUICES AT 9.30AM

*3 DRK LONG-T.DUCKS OFF HOLME NOA+3 LITTLE GULLS,RED-T.DIVER & 40+KITTIWAKES. 2 SONECHATS & BARN OWL ON RESERVE

*200 BRAMBLING SANTON WARREN IN ST.HELEN'S C/PK 11.23AM

*GREAT N.DIVER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB ON RIVER YARE FROM MAIN PATH+2 BITTERNS & 3 OTTERS

*2 WATER PIPITS CLEY NWT 1 IN FIELDS BY BEACH ROAD. 1 IN FIELDS BY SERPENTINE. GREAT N.DIVER W/PAST BEACH C/PK+42 SNOW BUNTINGS ON SHINGLE

*c30 COMMON CRANES HORSEY CORNER/NELSON HEAD TRACK THIS A/NOON+GREEN SAND

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE STIFFKEY FRESHES IN CREEK AT 3.30PM

*BLACK-T.DIVER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB THIS A/NOON+GREAT N.DIVER,SLAV GREBE & 3+LONG-T.DUCKS. 15 TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH BUT MOBILE

*2 FIRECRESTS GORLESTON-ON-SEA AT 1PM IN BUSHES BY JAMES PAGET HOSPITAL THIS A/NOON

 

Thursday 10th December 2009

At Holme NOA a productive seawatch gave 5 Eider, 5 Long-tailed Ducks, 130 Common Scoter, 1 Goldneye, 24 Red-breasted Mergansers, 8 Red-throated Divers, 3 Fulmars, 1 Gannet, 137 Kittiwakes and 13 Little Gulls. Also of note today were 3000 Pink-feet, 2 Bitterns, 3 Marsh Harriers, 1 Buzzard, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine, 1 Med Gull and a Chiffchaff.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

GREAT GREY SHRIKE DERSINGHAM BOG NNR AT 1.30PM BUT MOBILE

 

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB OPP 2nd HIDE THIS MRNG

*37 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB AT 10.15AM+2 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER, VIEW FROM BURNT HOUSE ROAD

*5 LONG-T.DUCKS OFF HOLME

 

 

 

Wednesday 9th December 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 6 Wigeon, 4 Eider, 6 Long-tailed Ducks, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebes, 9 Fulmars, 1 Shag, 19 Kittiwakes, 5 Little Gulls and 2 Guillemots. Two Bitterns were seen and 3 Marsh Harriers were of note. A Chiffchaff was outside the Observatory and 12 Snow Buntings flew along the beach. 

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB AT 8.30AM BETWEEN ROTARY HIDE & SHORE HIDE+2 SNOW BUNTINGS & 27 WHOOPER SWANS ON THE PIT

*9 SHORELARKS 1/2ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP LATE MRNG

*AD BLACK BRANT COCKTHORPE AIRFIELD WITH 300 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*2 CASPIAN GULLS 3w+1w SE/OF KINGS LYNN AT BLACKBOROUGH END TIP THIS A/NOON+2 1w Y-L.GULLS,GREEN SAND & FEM GOOSANDER THRU WEST

*GREAT N.DIVER S/PAST GORLESTON-ON-SEA EARLY A/NOON+SCAUP,GOOSANDER & 111 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*52 WHOOPER SWANS STIFFKEY FEN IN OFF SEA THEN FLEW SW/

*RING-NECKED PARAKEET W/OVER SHERINGHAM GOLF COURSE EARLY A/NOON

*8 LAPLAND BUNTINGS S/OF THORNHAM BANK IN SET-ASIDE+WATER PIPIT

*6 LONG-T.DUCKS OFF HOLME NOA+50 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH

 

 

Tuesday 8th December 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching was productive with 10 Pintail, 2 Shoveler, 9 Eider, 121 Common Scoter, 10 Long-tailed Ducks, 29 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Goosanders, 18 Red-throated Divers, 5 Great Northern Divers, 25 Fulmars, 14 Kittiwakes, 21 Little Gulls, 1 Guillemot and a Raozrbill recorded. Also of note were a pair of Mandarin Ducks at the village hides, 2 Peregrines, 2 Buzzards and 2 Marsh Harriers hunting over the grazing marsh.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER 

*40+TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB 10AM

*3 LITTLE AUKS W/PAST CLEY BEACH C/PARK BY 9.20AM+G.N.DIVER

*LITTLE AUK PAST SHERINGHAM+2 RED-N.GREBES & 9 G.N.DIVERS

*LITTLE AUK ON SEA JUST N/OF HAPPISBURGH 12.45PM

*7 COMMON CRANES HORSEY MILL 8.30AM. 2 SNOW BUNTINGS WAXHAM DUNES 10AM

*BLACK-N.GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB 3PM+G.N.DIVER

*30 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLME ON BEACH NEAR GOLF COURSE+G.N.DIVER SW/PAST

*FEM MERLIN HORSEY MERE

 

Monday 7th December 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 9 Eider, 8 Long-tailed Ducks, 20 Common Scoter, 2 Tufted Ducks, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 17 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Divers, 9 Fulmars, 8 Kittiwakes, 5 Little Gulls and a Guillemot. Over 5,000 Pink-feet, 5 Marsh Harriers, 2 Buzzards and 4 Snow Buntings were also of particular note.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK SNETTISHAM RSPB FROM ROTARY HIDE 10.15AM

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 12.30PM WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS

*BALEARIC S'WTR CLEY PAST BEACH C/PK 9.30AM

*AD CASPIAN GULL S/OF EAST HARLING IN PIG FIELD

*7 LONG-T.DUCKS HOLME OFF GORE POINT

*BLACK-T.DIVER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +3 G.N.DIVERS, SLAV GREBE, LONG-T.DUCK & 52 TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH

*G.N.DIVER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB ON RIVER YARE BY SLUICE 12.10PM

*1w Y-L.GULL FELTWELL TIP

*1w Y-L.GULL BLACKBOROUGH END TIP

 

Sunday 6th December 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 2 Bewick's Swans, 8 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Goosanders, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Skua, 11 Kittiwakes. Around the Observatory a further 3 Bewick's Swans were of note flying over south, while a Buzzard was hunting and 14 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK THIS A/NOON SNETTISHAM RSPB ON SPIT OPP.POOL VIEWED

FROM ROTARY HIDE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 2PM WELNEY WWT FROM OBS THO DISTANT & ELUSIVE

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 10.20AM

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD RPTD NNW/OF KING'S LYNN W/OF NORTH WOOTTON BY RIVER

GREAT OUSE 10AM TF.605.235

*30+TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB ON N/SIDE 1.45PM THO DISTANT &

ELUSIVE+100 EURASIAN WHITE-F.GEESE

*BALEARIC S/WTR S/PAST HORSEY GAP 2.33PM

*2 COMMON CRANES HORSEY CORNER LATE A/NOON. 2 COMMON CRANES HEIGHAM HOLMES

THIS EVNG

*G.N.DIVER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB ON RIVER YARE 2.20PM

*RED KITE W/OVER KELLING HEATH 3PM

*G.N.DIVER WHERSTEAD AT THE STRAND

*6 DRK LONG-T.DUCKS HOLME OFF GORE POINT+17 SNOW BUNTINGS

 

Saturday 5th December 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 9 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 5 Eider, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Common Scoter, 2 Goldeneye, 19 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Goosanders, 3 Red-throated Divers, 6 Fulmars and 2 Kittiwakes. A Marsh Harrier and a Buzzard were hunting over the grazing marshes.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HOCKWOLD WASHES

*FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK 3.30PM SNETTISHAM RSPB FROM C/WAY+2 SHORELARKS ON

BEACH BTW ROTARY HIDE & SHORE HIDE & 8 SNOW BUNTINGS

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON WELNEY WWT FROM REEDBED HIDE MID-A/NOON

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) SNETTISHAM RSPB TILL 7.58AM THEN FLEW OFF WITH

PINK-F.GEESE

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE DERSINGHAM BOG NNR S/OF BOARDWALK

*71 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BTW CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB & BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

VIEWED FROM RIVERBANK LATE MRNG

*12 SHORELARKS BLAKENEY POINT+100 SNOW BUNTINGS

*LITTLE AUK PAST CLEY NWT+WHOOPER SWAN

*100 EURASIAN WHITE-F.GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES

*HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK+2 FIRECRESTS

*G.N.DIVER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB ON RIVER YARE OFF FISHERMEN'S C/PARK

1.30PM

*G.N.DIVER WINTERTON S/PAST CAFE 2PM

*80+SNOW BUNTINGS HOLME ON BEACH BY GOLF COURSE 12.30PM

*12 TWITE BRANCASTER STRAITHE

*JUV SHAG EAST RUNTON ON HIGH STREET 10.30AM

 

Friday 4th December 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 130 Brent Geese, 4 Eider, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 481 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Fulmars and 3 Kittiwakes. A Marsh Harrier, 4 Barn Owls and a Common Buzzard were seen and a Rock Pipit, 2 Redpolls, 2 Stonechats and 73 Snow Buntings were also recorded.

 

Thursday 3rd December 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 3 Eider, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Long-tailed Ducks, 35 Common Scoter, 5 Great Crested Grebes and a Kittiwake east. 186 Lapwings flew through and 2 Rock Pipits flew over calling. A Marsh Harrier and a Barn Owl were hunting the marsh and a single Redpoll sp flew over east.

 

Wednesday 2nd December 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 214 Wigeon, 161 Teal, 63 Eider, 6 Long-tailed Ducks, 78 Common Scoter, 2 Goldeneye, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Goosanders, 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, 3 Kittiwakes and a Razorbill. 2 Marsh Harriers and 2 Barn Owls were hunting, and a movement of 8500+ Lapwings flew through west. Also of note were 375 Blackbirds, 30 Fieldfares, 40+ Redwings, 50 Snow Buntings on the beach, 8 Rock Pipits in Thornham harbour and 8 Lapland Buntings on setaside south of Thornham bank. 2 Redpolls flew over calling and a Water Pipit was also of note.

 

Tuesday 1st December 2009

At Holme NOA highlights were 3 Whooper Swans west late afternoon, 500+ Wigeon, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Water Rails, 1 Barn Owl, 6 Skylarks, 25 Meadow Pipits, 1 Stonechat, 30 Blackbirds, 6 Redwings, 3 Goldcrests, 15 Reed Buntings and a single Redpoll sp.

Monday 30th November 2009

Cold and squally conditions meant birding was limited, but an afternoon seawatch from the seawatch hide yielded 8 Brent Geese, 9 Shelduck, 140 Wigeon, 16 Teal, 3 Eider, 2 Fulmars, 2 Gannets, 14 Kittiwakes, a Skua sp and a juvenile Glaucous Gull.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD WHITE MORPH SNOW GOOSE SURLINGHAM CHURCH MARSH RSPB OVER RIVER YARE AT 10.45AM WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*2 SHORELARKS SNETTISHAM RSPB ON BEACH BY 1st HIDE AT 11AM+c40 SNOW BUNTINGS & HOBBY THRU

*LITTLE AUK W/PAST WEST RUNTON AT 2.40PM+3+BONXIES,2 LITTLE GULLS,VELVET SCOTER,GOOSANDER & BLUE FULMAR

*LITTLE AUK W/PAST SALTHOUSE AT 3PM+3 SLAV GREBES OFFSHORE

*GREY PHAL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT DUSK+AD Y-L.GULL,9 SPOT/SHANKS,14 AVOCETS & 2 TWITE BUT NO FURTHER SIGN OF JUV GLAUCOUS GULL

*LEACH'S PETREL PAST SHERINGHAM BETWEEN 7.30AM & MIDDAY+2 POM SKUAS,5 GREAT N.DIVERS,4 BLACK-T.DIVERS,RED-NECKED GREBE,35 BONXIES,c50 LITTLE GULLS,VELVET SCOTER,GOOSANDER & BLUE FULMAR

*3+POM SKUAS PAST SHERINGHAM+45 BONXIES,10 GREAT N.DIVERS,5 RED-NECKED GREBES,2 VELVET SCOTERS,SHAG,PUFFIN & SANDWICH TERN

*BLACK GUILLEMOT N/PAST CULLERCOATS AT 3.30PM+BONXIE 

 

Sunday 29th November 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching today produced 1 Shelduck, 20 Common Scoter, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Red-throated Divers, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Gannets, a single Great Skua west, and a single Snow Bunting flew over. 2 Barn Owls were hunting during the day, 2 Stonechats were in the dunes and 3 Fieldfares were seen.

 

Saturday 28th November 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 1 Brent Goose, 3 Wigeon, 10 Teal, 14 Common Scoter, 8 Goldeneye, 30 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Fulmars and 6 Gannets. A Marsh Harrier, a Common Buzzard and 4 Barn Owls were seen over the marsh, and a Short-eared Owl was seen flying east towards Thornham. At least 2 Shorelark were on the beach near the Golf Course and a Stonechat was also of note.

 

Friday 27th November 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 2 Brent Geese, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 16 Common Scoter,33 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Fulmar, 3 Gannets, a Kittiwake, and 70 Snow Buntings on the beach. A Water Rail was of note, together with 350 Wigeon, 21 Skylarks, 17 Meadow Pipits, 2 Stonechats, 26 Fieldfares, 20 Redwings, 2 Goldcrests and 20 Linnets.

 

Wednesday 25th November 2009

Another very rough windy day at the Observatory, seawatching highlights were a drake Eider west, drake Red-breasted Merganser west, 6 Common Scoter east and a Red-throated Diver east. A Barn Owl was showing very well outside the Observatory mid afternoon.

At Redwell Marsh 40 Teal and 12 Wigeon were on the scrapes, and a few Fieldfares and Redwings were still in the hedge by the river.

 

Tuesday 24th November 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 45 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 4 Goldeneye, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Goosander, 6 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Kittiwake and 2 Guillemots. A group of 7 Swans, probably the same Whoopers seen at Cley this morning, flew west at around 10.30am. Also of note were 2 Barn Owls and a Marsh Harrier over the marsh.

 

At Redwell Marsh 3 Curlews, 2 Gadwall, 20 Wigeon and 30 Teal were on the scrapes, a Kingfisher flew over the scrapes alighting briefly on a post, and 5 Fieldfares and 10 Redwings were in the hedge. A Chiffchaff was calling from the hedge along the river.

 

Sunday 22nd November 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 21 Brent Geese, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Common Scoter, 17 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Fulmars, 5 Gannets and 33 Snow Buntings along the beach. Also of interest today were 247 Lapwings west, 10 Fieldfares, 8 Redwings and 2 Jays.

 

Saturday 21st November 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching today produced 6 Eider, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 150 Common Scoter, 2 Goldeneye, 26 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Goosander, 13 Red-throated Divers, 17 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Fulmars, 80 Gannets, 1 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas, 15 Kittiwakes and 11 Little Gulls. A Lapland Bunting flew over east and 85 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

 

Friday 20th November 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 3 Brent Geese, 120 Wigeon, 3 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 40 Common Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 7 Great Crested Grebes and 7 Gannets. A Peregrine was hunting along the beach, a Water Rail and a Barn Owl were of note, and a Rock Pipit flew over calling. 

 

Tuesday 17th November 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 14 Pintail, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 110 Common Scoter, 3 Velvet Scoter, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 7 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 19 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Fulmars and 2 Gannets. 101 Brent Geese, 1 Barn Owl, 45 Skylarks, 6 Rock Pipits and a Redpoll sp were also of particular note. Along at the Golf Course 2 Stonechats were of interest, 70 Snow Buntings were on the beach, and a single Great Skua flew through west.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS HOLME ON BEACH NEAR END OF TRACK THRU GOLF COURSE

10.30AM WITH 70 SNOW BUNTINGS BUT NO SIGN OF ANY SHORELARKS

*2 LONG-T.DUCKS PAST HOLME 8.45-10.15AM+BLACK-T.DIVER, 3 VELVET SCOTER, 11

RED-BR.MERGS, 7 RED-T.DIVER, PEREGRINE & 14 PINTAIL

*2 BLACK-N.GREBES OFF TITCHWELL RSPB THIS A/NOON+BONXIE W/PAST

*G.N.DIVER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB 4.00PM+2 SLAV GREBES

*2 PURPLE SANDS SHERINGHAM THIS A/NOON

 

Monday 16th November 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 101 Wigeon, 16 Eider, 5 Long-tailed Ducks, 302 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 28 Gannets and 7 Kittiwakes. 5 Fieldfares and a Merlin were also of interest.

 

Sunday 15th November 2009

At Holme NOA highlights were a Peregrine, 4 Water Rails, a Barn Owl and 2 Cetti's Warblers.

 

Saturday 14th November 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 34 Brent Geese, 64 Wigeon, 226 Common Scoter, 11 Eider, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Goosander, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Fulmar, 8 Gannets west, and 2 Little Gulls east. Also of interest were 1 Buzzard, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Barn Owls, 2 Stonechats, 4 Fieldfares, and 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker. 3 Shorelark were seen off the Golf Course together with 54 Snow Buntings, and 2 Rock Pipits and a single Lapland Bunting flew over the Observatory during the day.

 

Friday 13th November 2009

A very wet day at Holme, highlights were 2 Velvet Scoter offshore and 6 Rock Pipits flying over. In the Golf Course area 2 Red-throated Divers and a Great Northern Diver were offshore and 3 Stonechats, 3 Shorelarks, 80 Linnets and 35 Snow Buntings were also seen.

 

Thursday 12th November 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 4 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 243 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 16 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Fulmar, 7 Gannets and a single Razorbill. Also of note were 733 Black-headed Gulls, 1429 Common Gulls, a Peregrine, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Common Buzzards, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Rock Pipits, 2 Stonechats, and at Thornham 35 Linnets and 3 Lapland Buntings together with 48 Skylarks.

 

Wednesday 11th November 2009

At Holme NOA highlights today were a Marsh Harrier and 2 Barn Owls over the marsh, a Waxwing was seen on the Golf Course, 3 Shorelarks on the beach off the Golf Course, 10 Rock Pipits flying over, 33 Pied Wagtails on the beach late afternoon, 2 Stonechats, 4 Fieldfares, 20 Redwings, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Cetti's Warblers, and 2 Siskins and 2 Lapland Buntings flying over.

 

Tuesday 10th November 2009

A very cold and foggy day at the NOA Holme reserve prevented seawatching, but a Marsh Harrier, 2 Barn Owls, 2 Water Rails, a single Rock Pipit, 1 Stonechat, 6+ Fieldfares, 2 Cetti's Warblers and a male Firecrest were of note.

 

Monday 9th November 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching included 43 Eider, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 198 Common Scoter, 3 Goldeneye, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 12 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Fulmar, 1 Manx Shearwater west, 2 Gannets, 1 Little Gull west and 9 Kittiwakes. A Barn Owl and Short-eared Owl were seen, together with 2 Marsh Harriers and a Merlin. Also of note were 17 Skylarks, 23 Meadow Pipits, 2 Rock Pipits, 1 Stonechat, 1 Firecrest, 191 Greenfinches, 47 Goldfinches, 58 Chaffinches, 2 Siskins, 3 Redpoll sp and 18 Reed Buntings.

 

A Red Admiral and a Peacock were around the reserve.

 

Sunday 8th November 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching highlights included 6 Eider, 800 Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter, 21 Red-breasted Mergansers, 10 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 15 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 4 Fulmars, 25 Gannets, 1 adult Med Gull, 2 Kittiwakes, 1 Guillemot and 2 Razorbills. Also of interest were 2 Barn Owls, 2 Short-eared Owls, 1 Kingfisher, 6+ Cetti's Warblers and 1 Firecrest. Overhead migration included 63 Skylarks, 15 Meadow Pipits, 7 Rock Pipits, 5 Pied Wagtails, 38 Chaffinches, 4 Bramblings, 80 Greenfinches, 30 Goldfinches, 45 Siskins, 25 Linnets, 3 Lapland Buntings, 14 Snow Buntings, 1 Yellowhammer and 40 Reed Buntings.

 

At least 2 Red Admirals were around the reserve.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET PAGER

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HOCKWOLD WASHES 11.00AM

*AD SNOW GOOSE (WHITE MORPH) HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH 1.50PM FROM WASHINGTON HIDE

WITH PINK-F.GEESE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SW/OF FAKENHAM 3/4ML N/OF EAST RAYNHAM BY A1065 8.50AM

*8+SHORELARKS HOLKHAM BAY 1/2ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP+LAPLAND BUNTING & G.N.DIVER

OFFSHORE

*3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEST RUNTON IN STUBBLE FIELD E/OF CLIFFTOP C/PARK

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL CAISTER-ON-SEA S/PAST SECOND AVENUE 10.15AM+70 SNOW BUNTS

*COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT MIDDAY

*2 FIRECRESTS HOLKHAM PINES NEAR MEALS HOUSE+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER E/OF LADY

ANN'S DRIVE EARLY MRNG

*PURPLE SAND HUNSTANTON SEAFRONT BY ARCADE

*HEN HARRIER BWT STIFFKEY & WARHAM

 

Saturday 7th November 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Gannet and 2 Auk sp. A Short-eared Owl was hunting early afternoon and also of interest were a Water Rail, 2 Barn Owls, 15 Skylarks, 2 Stonechats, 12 Redwings, 1 Cetti's Warbler and 1 Firecrest.

 

Around the reserve a Painted Lady, 2 Red Admirals and 3 Common Darters were seen.

 

Friday 6th November 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 1 Eider and 1 Red-throated Diver, while around the reserve a Water Rail, 1 Green Woodpecker and 1 Stonechat were of note.

 

Thursday 5th November 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 209 Common Scoter, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Fulmars and 5 Gannets. Also of note today were a ring-tail Hen Harrier, a Merlin, 2,500 Golden Plover, 25,000 Knot, a Purple Sandpiper, 2 Barn Owls, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl, 180 Skylarks, 6 Rock Pipits, 1 Stonechat, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Lapland Buntings and 6 Snow Buntings.

 

A Clouded Yellow was on the buddlea and a Red Admiral was also seen.

 

Wednesday 4th November 2009

At Holme NOA today more overhead migration was noted with 25 Skylarks, 12 Meadow Pipits, 15 Rock Pipits, 1500 Starlings, 30 Chaffinches, 48 Greenfinches, 15 Goldfinches, 4 Siskins and 2 Reed Buntings counted. Around the reserve 55 Blackbirds, 6 Song Thrushes, 4 Redwings, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 6 Goldcrests, 3 Bearded Tits and 6 Long-tailed Tits were of interest.

 

A single Large Wainscot was in the moth trap

 

Tuesday 3rd November 2009

Seawatching today produced 400 Common Scoter and 1 Great Crested Grebe. 10 Pochard and 25 Tufted Ducks were on the Broadwater, together with 8 Little Grebes. A Green and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were in the dunes, and a Barn Owl was hunting. 60+ Blackbirds, 2 Song Thrushes, 18 Redwings, 4 Goldcrests, 600+ Starlings, 15 Chaffinches and 3 Reed Buntings were also of interest.

 

A Silver Y moth and 2 Large Wainscots were in the traps.

Saturday 31st October 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 3 Eider, 4 Common Scoter, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Goosander west and 10 Gannets. 3 Bewicks Swans and 5 Whooper Swans flew over, and 156 Brent Geese were counted. Also counted were 2 Pintail, 1 Buzzard, 2 Water Rails, 227 Golden Plovers, 1650 Lapwings west, 1 Jack Snipe, 14 Snipe, 4 Woodcocks, 4 Barn Owls, 2 Short-eared Owls, 134 Skylarks, 4 Shorelarks, 105 Meadow Pipits, 9 Rock Pipits, 2 Grey Wagtails, 6 Pied Wagtails, 44 Robins, 11 Stonechats, 1 Ring Ouzel, 916 Blackbirds, 27 Fieldfares, 59 Song Thrushes, 332 Redwings, 1 Mistle Thrush, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Blackcap, 11 Goldcrests, 3 Bearded Tits, 2 Jays, 11,742 Starlings, 102 Chaffinches, 2 Bramblings, 12 Greenfinches, 28 Goldfinches, 3 Siskins, 14 Linnets, 7 Twite, 1 Yellowhammer, 3 Redpoll sp and 29 Reed Buntings.

 

Friday 30th October 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 199 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 53 Gannets. A Great Skua was of particular note. Also of interest were 5 Little Egrets, a ring-tail Hen Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl, 5 Barn Owls, 3 Common Buzzards, a Black Redstart near the NWT entrance gate, a Ring Ouzel in the dunes, 11 Stonechats, 4 Cetti's Warblers, a female Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Firecrests and 4 Bearded Tits. Three Shorelarks were on the beach north of the Golf Course. Overhead migration included 117 Skylarks, 105 Meadow Pipits, 8 Rock Pipits, 1 Grey Wagtail, 7 Pied Wagtails, 239 Blackbirds, 80 Fieldfares, 49 Song Thrushes, 616 Redwings, 4 Msitle Thrushes, 2683 Starlings, 1 Tree Sparrow, 212 Chaffinches, 11 Bramblings, 66 Greenfinches, 37 Goldfinches, 19 Siskins, 12 Linnets, 1 Crossbill, 1 Redpoll sp and 23 Reed Buntings.

 

A Painted Lady was still around the reserve today, and a Rush Veneer, 7 Large Wainscots, 1 Angle Shades and a November moth were also recorded.

 

HELLO TO MAURICE AND AUD!

 

Thursday 29th October 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 12 Eider, 414 Common Scoter, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers, 13 Red-throated Divers and 4 Great Crested Grebes. Also of interest were 3 Little Egrets, 3 Marsh Harriers, 3 Common Buzzards, 2 Water Rails, 24 Golden Plover, a Greenshank, 4 Barn Owls, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Blackcap. Visual migration was good this morning, with 725 Woodpigeons, 63 Skylarks, 88 Meadow Pipits, 5 Rock Pipits, 1 Grey Wagtail, 8 Pied Wagtails, 65 Blackbirds, 11 Song Thrushes, 15 Redwings, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 3 Bearded Tits, 2517 Starlings, 98 Chaffinches, 1 Brambling, 63 Greenfinches, 39 Goldfinches, 20 Siskins, 11 Redpoll sp, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Crossbills, 3 Bullfinches and 25 Reed Buntings.

 

A Painted Lady, Small Tortoiseshell and Large White were seen, and 11 Large Wainscots, 3 Beaded Chestnuts and a Red-line Quaker were in the moth traps.

 

Wednesday 28th October 2009

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 300 Common Scoter, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Goosanders, 2 Great Crested Grebes and a single Gannet. Raptors of interest included Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Peregrine. 2 Water Rails were heard, and 50 Lapwings flew west. 7 Snipe were also counted. 3 Barn Owls were hunting the marsh early evening, and overhead migration included 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 176 Skylarks, 180 Meadow Pipits, 13 Rock Pipits, 10 Pied Wagtails, 215 Blackbirds, 82 Fieldfares, 14 Song Thrushes, 63 Redwings, 53 Jackdaws, 1 Jay, 1845 Starlings, 480 Chaffinches, 10 Bramblings, 49 Greenfinches, 33 Goldfinches, 10 Siskins, 2 Lapland Buntings, 7 Redpoll sp and 47 Reed Buntings. Also of interest were 3 Cetti's Warblers, a tristis Chiffchaff along by the river Hun, 10 Bearded Tits and 25 Snow Buntings along the beach.

 

A Clouded Yellow butterfly was feeding in front of the Observatory early afternoon, and 2 Painted Ladies, 2 Peacocks, 1 Red Admiral and a Large White were also seen. A Silver Y and 3 Large Wainscots were recorded.

 

Tuesday 27th October 2009

A huge fall of thrushes took place today, with totals of 842 Blackbirds, 3582 Fieldfares and 6778 Redwings. At least 2 Ring Ouzels were in the dunes on the NWT reserve. Other migrants of note were a Woodcock, 22 Skylarks, 33 Meadow Pipits, 15 Rock Pipits, 2 Grey Wagtails, 5 Pied Wagtails, 2 Stonechats, 590 Starlings, 1 Tree Sparrow, 49 Chaffinches, 40 Bramblings, 36 Greenfinches, 26 Goldfinches, 2 Siskins, 1 Redpoll sp, 1 Yellowhammer and 14 Reed Buntings. On the sea, 33 Common Scoter, 20 Goldeneye, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 64 Gannets and a Guillemot were seen. 6 Little Egrets, 2 Common Buzzards, 3 Marsh Harriers, 5 Snipe and 5 Barn Owls were also of interest.

 

Monday 26th October 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching was quiet but produced 26 Brent Geese, 7 Shelduck, 1 Wigeon, 342 Common Scoter, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 18 Gannets and 1 Guillemot. A probable tristis Chiffchaff was ringed mid morning, and a very pale Common Buzzard caused some excitement out on the marsh. A Short-eared Owl was seen in the area of the Broadwater around lunch time and flew off east towards Thornham. Also of interest were a Barn Owl, 1 Little Egret, 1 Stonechat, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Rock Pipits 2 Redpoll sp and 5 Siskins. A Yellow-browed Warbler was reported in the NWT car park.

Moths are still being caught with a Large Wainscot and 3 Beaded Chestnuts in the traps.

 

Sunday 25th October 2009

At Holme NOA seawatching produced 55 Common Scoter, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Gannets, a single Arctic Tern, 3 Guillemots and a Razorbill. A Barn Owl was hunting on the marsh and 4 Little Egrets were of interest. A Yellow-browed Warblers were seen at the west end of the approach road. Overhead migration included 28 Skylarks, 3 Meadow Piptis, 2 Rock Pipits, 2 Pied Wagtails, 35 Blackbirds, 4 Redwings and 3 Siskins. Around the reserve 2 Cetti's Warblers were seen and a Spoonbill flew over the pines west mid morning. Two Stonechats were along Thornham bank