Saturday 31st December 2011

On the sea today 1 Eider, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 8 Common Scoter and a Kittiwake were recorded. A Greenshank and a Barn Owl were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 13:45 CLEY NWT FROM AVOCET HIDE

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE TILL DUSK BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB & 50 TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY PICNIC AREA 14:30 +2 MEALY REDPOLLS & AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD FROM VIS'CTR THIS MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE (SHOWING SOME CHARACTERS OF homeyeri) 12:00 FAKENHAM BY A148 BEHIND SPORTS CENTRE. FROM MORRISONS R'BOUT TAKE PATH E/FOR 200YDS

*15 WAXWINGS COSTESSEY IN BRECKLAND PARK 14:00

*AD BLACK BRANT WARHAM GREENS 13:45

*BEAN GOOSE TOTTENHILL GPs 10:30

 

Friday 30th December 2011 

Birds of interest today included 3 Peregrines, at least 3 Short-eared Owls, a Barn Owl, 2 Common Buzzards and several Marsh Harriers.

A Water Rail called several times from the edge of the broadwater, and a drake Goosander was again recorded on the seawatch.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 14:38 CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH BUT MOBILE 

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 12:56 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB VIEWABLE FROM BEYOND HIDE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 15:00 TITCHWELL RSPB IN TREES BY ENTRANCE TO MAIN TRAIL WITH 3 LESSER REDPOLL 

*FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK COCKSHOOT BROAD 15:15 

*AD FEM RING-NECKED DUCK 14:00 RANWORTH BROAD NWT FROM VIS'CTR 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM NNR

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 14:30 FAKENHAM BY A148 BEHIND SPORTS CENTRE. FROM MORRISONS R'BOUT TAKE PATH E/FOR 200YDS. MOST OBSERVERS CONSIDER THIS BIRD TO BE AN INTERGRADE BTW EXCUBITOR & HOMEYERI

*4 SHORE LARK HOLKHAM GAP ON E/SIDE EARLY A/NOON.BN

*11 COMMON CRANE HICKLING BROAD NWT IN STUBB MILL ROOST+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER 

*COMMON CRANE HOLKHAM NNR IN FIELD W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 08:45 THEN FLEW W/

*SPOONBILL BREYDON WATER RSPB AT E/END 09:30

*RED-NECKED GREBE WELLS OF QUAY 14:20

 

Thursday 29th December 2011 

Highlights on the sea today included 9 Red-throated Divers, 4 Fulmars, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers and a single Gannet and Goosander. A single drake Goldeneye was noted on the broadwater.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 13:20 CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH SHOWING WELL

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB WITH 25 TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*POSS homeyeri GREAT GREY SHRIKE 15:25 FAKENHAM BY A148 BEHIND SPORTS CENTRE. FROM MORRISONS R'BOUT TAKE PATH E/FOR 200YDS

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY PICNIC AREA 13:30

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD FROM VIS'CTR THIS MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH

 *TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE 10:10

*3 WAXWINGS CLEY ON CHURCH LANE 12:15. 2 WATER PIPTS CLEY NWT FRM AVOCET HIDE

*4 SHORELARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP & 70 SNOW BUNTINGS

*RED-NECKED GREBE WELLS OFF THE QUAY 09:20

 

Wednesday 28th December 2011

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES' HIDE

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BTW BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB & CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB BY RAILWAY LINE 14:10 WITH 70+TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB & 2 MEALY REDPOLLS

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE BTW LETHERINGSETT & SHARRINGTON S/OF A148 12:00 & 2 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE

*ROSS'S GOOSE S/OVER LANGHAM WITH PINKFEET 08:10

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 12:40 FAKENHAM BY A148 BEHIND SPORTS CENTRE. FROM MORRISONS R'BOUT TAKE PATH E/FOR 200YDS

 

Tuesday 27th December 2011

Highlights on the seawatch today were 29 Brent Geese, 64 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 18 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneye, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes, and a Common Tern was a very late record for this species. A Short-eared Owl was hunting over the grazing marsh for much of the day. A female Stonechat was near the Observatory building and a Bullfinch was in the willows near the heligoland trap.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

***MEGA*** AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 15:15 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+77+ TAIGA BEAN GOOSE, RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 2 SHORT-EARED OWL

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 15:05 CLEY NWT FROM WIGGY HIDE+WATER PIPIT, WHOOPER SWAN & SPOTTED REDSHANK . ROSS'S GOOSE ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 16:10

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE AT 10:30

*AD FEM RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD NWT FROM VISITOR CENTRE AT 11:55

*FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK COCKSHOOT BROAD THIS MRNG+HYBRID FERRUGINOUS DUCK X POCHARD

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 13:25 NE/OF FAKENHAM BY A148.FROM MORRISONS R/ABOUT GO E/FOR 1/2ML & PARK BY TRAVELLERS SITE ENTRANCE & TAKE PATH W/TO CONCRETE PAD TO VIEW S/

*POSS ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BRETTENHAM HEATH S/OF A11 AT 14:00 

 

Monday 26th December 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT FROM DAUKE'S HIDE LATE MRNG

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB 12:30 BY VISITOR CENTRE BUT MOBILE+LAPLAND BUNTING OVER W/. 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFFSHORE+2 FEM SCAUP & 2 SLAVONIAN GREBES

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE 1ML N/OF SEDGEFORD BY ROAD TO RINGSTEAD AT MIDDAY WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+5 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE & 2 BARNACLE GOOSE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES JUST SE/OF W/END OF HOLKHAM PINES AT 13:45

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 15:30 NE/OF FAKENHAM BY A148.FROM MORRISONS R/ABOUT GO E/FOR 1ML & PARK IN LAYBY ON S/SIDE OF ROAD,WALK BACK TO VIEW REAR OF SPORTS CENTRE

 

Sunday 25th December 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE 11:30

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD

*2+ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HOLKHAM W/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE

*7 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEYBOURNE S/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES

*11 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON HURRICANE WAY OPP UPS OFFICES 13:00

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER ROLLESBY BROAD S/OF A149 AT 10:25

Saturday 24th December 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT 15:00+1w CASPIAN GULL ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 15:55

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE AT 13:10 BUT ELUSIVE

*ROSS'S GOOSE CLEY OVER OLD WOMAN'S LANE AT 16:20 WITH 4 BARNACLE GEESE

*FERRUGINOUS DUCK RANWORTH BROAD NWT+HYBRID FERRUGINOUS DUCK X POCHARD

*AD FEM RING-NECKED DUCK 14:41 RANWORTH BROAD NWT IN CHANNEL BETWEEN VISITOR CENTRE & MALTHOUSE BROAD

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER SCOLT HEAD ISLAND AT 09:00

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 11:00 BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT W/END OF HOLKHAM PINES 

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NE/OF FAKENHAM BY A148 AT 14:45.FROM MORRISONS R/ABOUT GO E/FOR 1ML & PARK IN LAYBY ON S/SIDE OF ROAD,WALK BACK TO VIEW REAR OF SPORTS CENTRE

*5 GREENLAND WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR W/OF MAIN POOL FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE LATE MRNG

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER 13:15 ROLLESBY BROAD VIEWED S/FROM A149 AT ROLLESBY BRIDGE

 

Friday 23rd December 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PATS POOL AT 10:15+WATER PIPIT

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR VISITOR AT MIDDAY BUT MOBILE

*ROSS'S GOOSE CLEY N/OVER CHURCH AT 15:25 WITH 5 BARNACLE GEESE

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 15:30 FAKENHAM OPPOSITE FAKENHAM SPORTS CENTRE AT N/END OF PLAYING FIELD BRIEFLY

 

Thursday 22nd December 2011

Highlights today were 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 31 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 4 Fulmars, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 5 Kittiwakes, 2 Guillemots, 1 Short-eared Owl, and a siongle Rock Pipit.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 14:15 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL & TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB +MEALY REDPOLL, 2 WATER PIPITS & 20 SNOW BUNTINGS

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK MALTHOUSE BROAD 10:45 FLEW TWDS RANWORTH BROAD & FEM RING-NECKED DUCK ON RANWORTH BROAD

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END 12:00

*3 COMMON CRANES W/OVER BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 10:05

*27 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE S/OF WEYBOURNE VIEWABLE FROM PATH E/OF STATION 12:05

 

Wednesday 21st December 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES HIDE 09:30

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK RANWORTH BROAD FROM VIS'CTR 13:10 & FEM RING-NECKED DUCK

*ROSS'S GOOSE CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 14:50 WITH 5 BARNACLE GEESE 

*8 WAXWINGS W/OVER GORLESTON 09:20

*BLACK BRANT WARHAM GREENS

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB THIS EVNG +2 WATER PIPITS & AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

*FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD THORPE BROAD

 

Tuesday 20th December 2011 

Seawatching today produced 3 Eider, 18 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Fulmar, 1 Shag, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebes, 23 Little Gull and 4 Kittiwake. Noteworthy sightings from the reserve area included a Blackcap, Woodcock, Lapland Bunting, two Snow Buntings, two Barn Owl and four Short-eared Owls. Three adult Med Gulls were noted in the roost in Thornham Harbour.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE AT MIDDAY

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE FEEDING STATION MID A/NOON+1w CASPIAN GULL ON FRESHMARSH AT 16:00

*19+TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB THIS A/NOON+423 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE . 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS HADDISCO ISLAND

*LAPLAND BUNTING HOLME NOA+2 SNOW BUNTING, RED-NECKED GREBE, 2 SLAVONIAN GREBE & 4 SHORT-EARED OWL . 3 AD MED GULLS THORNHAM HARBOUR IN ROOST

*SPOONBILL 12:50 BREYDON WATER AT E/END FROM HIDE BUT ELUSIVE

*10 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE BURGH CASTLE THEN FLEW TO BROWSTON

*9 WAXWING NORWICH BY No50 HURRICANE WAY AT 10:45

*SHORT-EARED OWL WEST SOMERTON AT 15:00

 

Monday 19th December 2011 

A wet grey day at the observatory, with few birds of note. Several hundred Teal and Wigeon were on the broadwater, with activity at sea restricted to 100 Brent  Geese, 3 Red-throated Divers and  2 Gannets, with waders on the beach including 60 Knot, 56 Bar-tailed Godwit and 35 Dunlin.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT FROM DAUKE'S HIDE

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE FEEDING STATION c13:00

*ROSS'S GOOSE CLEY IN FIELD BY OLD WOMAN'S LANE THIS A/NOON+c4 BARNACLE GOOSE & 1,500 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD NWT FROM VISITOR CENTRE MID MRNG

*FERRUGINOUS DUCK RANWORTH BROAD NWT

*3 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE NEAR BARN'S DRIFT WITH c400 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*50 WAXWING NORWICH 12:38 BY No50 HURRICANE WAY

*SPOONBILL BREYDON WATER 11:10 AT E/END FROM HIDE+SNOW BUNTING ON SOUTH WALL JUST W/OF BRIDGE

*1w CASPIAN GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 14:25

*AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 RINGTAIL  HEN HARRIER IN ROOST

*20+SNOW BUNTING CAISTER-ON-SEA ON BEACH N/OF SECOND AVENUE AT 11:00

 

Sunday 18th December 2011

Higlights today were 2 Barnacle Geese west, 4 Pintail, 5 Eiders, 40 Common Scoters, 4 Goldeneye, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers, 16 Red-throated Divers, 24 Fulmars, 9 Gannets, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 14 Great Crested Grebes, 12 Kittiwakes, 1 Little Gull, 6 Guillemots and a Razorbill. A Short-eared Owl and 4 Snow Buntings were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE FROM DAUKES' HIDE 08:40

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VIS'CTR 09:25

*FERRUGINOUS DUCK 12:00 RANWORTH BROAD NWT FROM VIS'CTR & FEM RING-NECKED DUCK

*2 ROSS'S GEESE SEA PALLING 13:45 THEN FLEW N/WITH PINKFEET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW WELLS & HOLKHAM OVER FRESHMARSH 13:30

*1w CASPIAN GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 12:50

*4 SHORELARKS W/OF HOLKHAM GAP & 80+SNOW BUNTINGS.   GREAT NORTHERN DIVER ORMESBY BROAD

*2 WAXWINGS WARHAM GREENS AT THE WHIRLIGIG

*WAXWING HEMPTON BY RECYCLING CENTRE 15:30

*SPOONBILL BREYDON WATER RSPB AT E/END FROM HIDE 09:00

*REDHEAD SMEW W/PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK 08:10

 

Saturday 17th December 2011

Highlights today were on the sea, with 8 Eiders, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Common Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, a drake Goosander west, 7 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Little Gulls and 16 Guillemots of particular note. A Spotted Redshank was cvalling over the grazing marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 14:47 CLEY NWT FROM DAUKE'S HIDE BUT NO SIGN AD DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB IN PICNIC AREA 10:00+2+ MEALY REDPOLL

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK RANWORTH BROAD NWT FROM VIS'CTR 13:45+AYTHYA HYBRID 

*2 ROSS'S GOOSE 12:50 W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH N/OF A47 LAYBY WITH PINKFEET+20 BARNACLE GOOSE 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND S/OF RIVER LATE MRNG

*1w CASPIAN GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 10:49 

*LITTLE AUK OFF HORSEY GAP 12:30 THEN FLEW N/+6 VELVET SCOTER

*3 LITTLE AUK PAST WALCOTT+3 VELVET SCOTER 

*5 WAXWING CLEY AT END OF OLD WOMAN'S LANE IN GARDEN OF "COBBLES" 13:25 

*4 WAXWING WIVETON IN NEW COPSE BY ROAD TO BLAKENEY 10:45 

*26 WAXWING 14:00 NORWICH ON GEORGE FOX WAY

*2 WAXWING HADDISCOE BTW BRIDGE & STATION 

*SPOONBILL BREYDON WATER RSPB AT E/END FROM HIDE 

*3 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK 14:25 

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER 11.50 ORMESBY BROAD+3 BITTERN

*60 SNOW BUNTING HEACHAM ON N/BEACH AT 08:30

*60 SNOW BUNTING CAISTER N/OF SECOND AVENUE+AD MED GULL 

*3 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF HOLME NWT+4 LITTLE GULL & SPOTTED REDSHANK

*RED-CRESTED POCHARD THORPE BROAD 10:25

 

Friday 16th December 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE FROM DAUKE'S HIDE AT 12:05

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HORSEY MILL W/OF B1159 IN TREE AT 09:23

*1w CASPIAN GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 10:45+AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

*6 LITTLE AUK PAST SHERINGHAM BY MIDDAY+6 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 2 LITTLE GULL & 3 SHAG

*2 LITTLE AUK PAST CLEY AT 14:30+3 RED-THROATED DIVER & 30 SNOW BUNTING ON SHINGLE BY BEACH C/PK

*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE ON S/SIDE AT 15:30

Thursday 15th December 2011

Seawatching today produced a small movement of Little Gull, with 55 counted flying west in an hour. Other birds of note included a Great Northern Diver, 20 Common Scoter, 9 Great-crested Grebe, 8 Red-throated Diver and 8 Fulmar. Birds around the observatory included 2 Short-eared Owls and a Barn Owl over the grazing marsh, and two Water Rails were heard along the broadwater.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL FROM TEAL HIDE AT 10:10

*FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK RANWORTH BROAD NWT

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 08:50 FAKENHAM AT FAKENHAM SPORTS CENTRE ON HEDGE AT N/END OF PLAYING FIELD

*15 WAXWING DRAYTON BY BARCLAYS BANK AT 15:00

*1w CASPIAN GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 15+MARSH HARRIER IN ROOST

*2 BEWICK'S SWAN GEDLESTON MARSHES

*55 LITTLE GULL PAST HOLME NOA+GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 20 COMMON SCOTER & 8 RED-THROATED DIVER ALSO SHORT-EARED OWL ON RESERVE

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON ON N/SIDE OF TRIANGLE BY ROAD THIS MRNG

 

Wednesday 14th December 2011

Seawatching today included 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Goldeneye, 11 Red-throated Divers, 3 Fulmars, 5 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes, and 10 Kittiwakes.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT 12:30+AD DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB AROUND VISITOR CENTRE THIS MRNG BUT ELUSIVE+1+MEALY REDPOLL

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD NWT FROM VISITOR CENTRE+2 HYBRID FERRUGINOUS DUCKS

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES W/OVER GUN HILL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND+2 SHORT-EARED OWL

*1w CASPIAN GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 15:00+FEM SCAUP, 1w MED GULL.  22 SNOW BUNTING ON BEACH. SLAVONIAN  GREBE+2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFFSHORE

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER ORMESBY BROAD+BITTERN

 

 Tuesday 13th December 2011

Activity on the sea included 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 3 Fulmars, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 23 Kittiwakes and 13 Guillemots.

 

Monday 12th December 2011

Highlights today were 5,000 Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, which included one White-fronted Goose. On the sea 35 Kittiwake,  20 Great-crested Grebe,  5 Fulmar and one Velvet Scoter were noteworthy.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 12:15 CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE +3 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE ON NORTH SCRAPE, WATER PIPIT, 15 EURASIAN WHITEFRONTS & 30 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB

*2 ROSS'S GEESE W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH BY ACLE NEW ROAD E/OF BRITANNIA FARM

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END 12:50

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW WELLS & HOLKHAM FLEW S/OVER A149 AT 11:50

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 15:55 BURNHAM MARKET W/OF B1355 S/OF CONCRETE PAD

*1w CASPIAN GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH LATE MRNG THEN FLEW TWDS BRANCASTER & 14 SNOW BUNTNGS ON BEACH

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER ORMESBY BROAD N/OF A149

*50 EURASIAN WHITEFRONTS SNETTISHAM RSPB & 40 SNOW BUNTINGS

*7 SNOW BUNTINGS OLD HUNSTANTON BY ANCIENT MARINER PUB 14:15

 

Sunday 11th December 2011 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 13:22 CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES' HIDE

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB

*2 ROSS'S GEESE 2MLS W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH N/OF A47 OPP SCAREGAP FARM & TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WITH 6,000 PINKFEET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 1ML S/OF BURNHAM MARKET BY B1355 11:10 THEN FLEW NORTH

*2 LITTLE AUKS PAST CLEY +RED-NECKED GREBE, LONG-TAILED DUCK & SHAG

*20+WAXWINGS NORWICH ON GEORGE FOX WAY

*LONG-EARED OWL CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS HUNTING BY HEDGEROW 15:45

*PURPLE SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH 14:30 & 2 SLAVONIAN GREBES OFFSHORE

*110 SNOW BUNTINGS CAISTER AT N/END OF SECOND AVENUE

*2+SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE W/OF BEACH C/PK

Saturday 10th December 2011

Highlights today were 3,000+ Pink-feet and 600 Wigeon on the grazing marsh, a Spoonbill west, 4 Short-eared Owls over Thornham Marsh, and a male Blackcap was ringed.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 15:15 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL FROM DAUKE'S HIDE 

*AD DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL & TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE. PERMITS FROM VIS'CTR 10:00-16:00

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 14:30 TITCHWELL RSPB BY FEEDING STATION IN ALDERS+3+ MEALY REDPOLL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND+2 WATER PIPIT 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD C.1ML NW/OF DOCKING NEAR SUMMERFIELD ON HEDGE LATE A/NOON 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HEIGHAM HOLMES 15:30 

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 15:33 1ML S/OF BURNHAM MARKET BY B1335 FROM CONCRETE PAD 

*PROB BLACK KITE RPTD NW/OVER BURNHAM MARKET CHURCH 13:45

*10 SHORE LARK HOLME NWT N/OF BROADWATER IN DUNES AT 10:00

*LITTLE AUK W/PAST CLEY NWT AT 14:00 

*17 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WALCOTT IN FIELD WITH PINKFEET 

*10 WAXWING NORWICH AT JUNCTION OF HOLMES CLOSE & WITARD ROAD 09:55

*HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM+FIRECREST & 2 COMMON CROSSBILL 

*WOODLARK SIDESTRAND IN PLOUGHED FIELD ON CLIFF TOP BY END OF LINE 14:10

*30 SNOW BUNTING CLEY NWT BTW N/HIDE &  E/BANK & BONXIE S/

 

Friday 9th December 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 15:30 CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 11:30 TITCHWELL RSPB IN PICNIC AREA

*AD DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT THIS MRNG+WATER PIPIT

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE BRADWELL BRIEFLY BY WHEATCROFT FARM THEN FLEW TOWARDS BEACON PARK

*57 LITTLE AUK PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS BETWEEN 07:30 & 09:30+3 SLAVONIAN GREBE & 5 LITTLE GULL

*1+MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB+6 SNOW BUNTING & 4 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL OFF GYPSY LANE

 

Thursday 8th December 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 13:40 CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE+AD DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL ON PAT'S POOL & HYBRID GREEN-WINGED TEAL X TEAL

*PROB COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE  BUT ELUSIVE+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER, 2 MEALY REDPOLL & 10 SPOTTED REDSHANK

20 WAXWING NORWICH 11:15 ON GEORGE FOX WAY 

 

Wednesday 7th December 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON ARNOLDS MARSH NT AT 13:32 BUT MOBILE

*PROB COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB (PRESENT 6+DAYS)

*AD DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 09:50+JUV GLAUCOUS GULL OVER W/

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE BURNHAM NORTON BY PATH TO WINDMILL c200YDS N/OF C/PK SHOWING WELL

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB+2 SPOONBILL, MEALY REDPOLL & 10 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*12 WAXWING NORWICH ON GEORGE FOX WAY

*c11 WAXWING NORWICH BY JUNCTION OF HOLMES CLOSE & WITARD ROAD

*35 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*5 COMMON CRANE WEST SOMERTON MID A/NOON+3 BEWICK'S SWAN

 

Tuesday 6th December 2011

On the sea today 13 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Goldeneye and one Great Skua were seen. Single Merlin, Peregrine and Barn Owl were recorded , with two Short eared Owls, one on the marsh in front of the obs and the other at Redwell Marsh. Eleven Whooper Swans were noted flying in off the sea and the two Stonechats spent the day again in front of the observatory building.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER THIS A/NOON CLEY NWT +JUV GLAUCOUS GULL ON NORTH SCRAPE 15:05, 2 LITTLE AUKS PAST THIS MRNG, RED-NECKED GREBE, 4 WHOOPER SWANS & 60+SNOW BUNTINGS

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE DOCKING ON S/SIDE WITH PINKFEET

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS WELLS WOODS ROOSTED IN PINES 15:45

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES HIDE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB & 3 MEALY REDPOLLS

*26 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON GEORGE FOX WAY 09:00

 

Monday 5th December 2011 

A cold windy day at the observatory. Birds of note included a Merlin and a Short-eared Owl over the freshmarsh, and once again two Stonechat in front of the observatory building for most of the day.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT & DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL

*ROSS'S GOOSE NE/OF STANHOE AT MUCKLETON TF.818.391

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES & 12 LAPLAND BUNTINGS

 *GREY PHALAROPE PAST CLEY THIS MRNG +2 LITTLE AUKS, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, SLAVONIAN GREBE & 20 LITTLE GULLS

*26 WAXWINGS 13:00 NORWICH ON GEORGE FOX WAY

 

Sunday 4th December 2011

On the sea today 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Red-throated Divers, 8 Gannets, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 7 Kittiwakes, 2 Little Gulls, 7 Guillemots and 2 Razorbills were seen. A Merlin was hunting along the shore and a Barn Owl and a Short-eared Owl were hunting over the grazing marshes.

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 15:30 CLEY NWT FROM BISHOP HIDE & DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL ON PAT'S POOL. PERMITS FROM VIS'CTR.  

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM NNR FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE LATE A/NOON+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WELLS OVER W/END OF PINEWOODS CARAVAN PARK MID A/NOON

*POSS ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HICKLING BROAD NWT AT STUBB MILL THIS EVNG+12 COMMON CRANE & 3 HEN HARRIER 

MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON THIS MRNG

*LITTLE AUK N/PAST WAXHAM 10:30+BONXIE 

*LITTLE AUK CLEY NWT ON SEA 14:20+POMARINE SKUA & 2 VELVET SCOTER 

*2 BEAN GOOSE S/OF WALCOTT WITH PINKFEET+EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE & BARNACLE GOOSE

*20 WAXWING 12:30 NORWICH ON GEORGE FOX WAY

*3 WAXWING LUDHAM+2 COMMON CRANE N/OF ST. BENETS. 34 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE NEAR AIRFIELD 

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB

*RED-NECKED GREBE STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB ON RIVER YARE C.100YDS BEYOND TOWER HIDE TWDS BRUNDELL 12:05 

*AD PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE CLEY NWT IN FIELD BEHIND VIS'CTR 08:55

*3 LITTLE GULL PAST SHERINGHAM

 

Saturday 3rd December 2011

Highlights today were 6 Pintail, 25 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 7 Kittiwakes, 5 Guillemots and a Little Auk on the seawatch, while a drake Goldeneye on the Broadwater was also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 15:10 CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE +ABERRANT DUNLIN & DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL ON PAT'S POOL. PERMITS FROM VIS'CTR. PLEASE DO NOT ENTER RESERVE WITHOUT PERMIT

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY IN DUNES 12:30

*AD SABINE'S GULL W/PAST CLEY 10:55 & 9 LITTLE AUKS

*7 COMMON CRANE (6 AD + JUV) WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE 

*30+WAXWINGS NORWICH ON GEORGE FOX WAY THIS A/NOON

*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY FEEDERS 

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF CLEY

*3 YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS WHITLINGHAM C.P

 

Friday 2nd December 2011

On the sea today a Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Red-throated Divers, 9 Gannets, 12 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Kittiwakes, and 3 Guillemots were of note, while in the dunes a ring-tail Hen Harrier was hunting, 2 Stonechats were near the Observatory all day, 8 Rock Pipits flew over calling, 5 Crossbills were in the pines and 11 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER c15:00 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL THEN FLEW TO SIMMOND'S SCRAPE

*AD DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT 09:30

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER BURNHAM DEEPDALE AT 12:15

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES+2 LAPLAND BUNTING

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH MID A/NOON+2 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE & 140+EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB IN C/PK+3 MEALY REDPOLL 

*30+WAXWING NORWICH ON GEORGE FOX WAY

*33 LITTLE AUK PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS THIS MRNG

*LITTLE AUK W/PAST KELLING HARD+GREAT NORTHERN DIVER & SHAG OFFSHORE

*290 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB/CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB+HEN HARRIER & 5 RUFF

 

Thursday 1st Decenber 2011

Highlights today were at least four Short-eared Owls hunting over the freshmarsh in front of the observatory, and a Humes or Yellow-browed Warbler was seen briefly in amongst a roaming mixed tit flock at the rear of the reserve but unfortunately could not be relocated. Two Stonechats were again in front of the obs all day, and two Water Rails and 3 snipe were also recorded.

***MEGA***NORFOLK 1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 14:55 CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE+AD DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL

*2 PROB ROSS'S GOOSE BERNEY MARSHES RSPB EARLY MRNG BUT DISTANT

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 09:30 BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT E/END+LAPLAND BUNTING OVER

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB BY FEN HIDE AT 14:30+2 SPOONBILL ON SALTMARSH & 5+SPOTTED REDSHANKS ON FRESHMARSH

*9+LAPLAND BUNTING 12:30 S/OF HOLME VILLAGE IN STUBBLE FIELD TF711422

*22 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE W/OF BEACH C/PK

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF SCALBY MILLS AT 13:05

Wednesday 30th November 2011

Highlights today were 4 Whooper Swans west, 4 Water Rails calling, a Greenshank at Gore Point, and Short-eared Owl hunting over Thornham Marsh. 4 Siskins and 3 Bullfinches were around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB BY FEN HIDE AT 13:00 SHOWING WELL

*SHORE LARK SALTHOUSE W/OF BEACH C/PK AT 14:00+GREAT NORTHERN DIVER OFFSHORE

*12 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE 13:20 S/OF WEYBOURNE IN FIELD E/OF STATION ROAD WITH PINKFEET

*20 WAXWING NORWICH ON GEORGE FOX WAY

*20 LITTLE AUK PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS BETWEEN 11:00 & 12:45+VELVET SCOTER & c40 SNOW BUNTING

*RED-NECKED GREBE 400YDS W/OF CLEY COASTGUARDS ON SEA

*4 BEWICK'S SWAN 09:15 CLEY ON ARNOLD'S MARSH NT

*8 LITTLE GULL W/PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS

*50+EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 08:00 S/OVER BRADWELL

*40 SNOW BUNTING SNETTISHAM RSPB BY C/PK

 

Tuesday 29th November 2011 

A windy day at the observatory resulting in very few birds seen, with the only birds of interest being two Stonechats. Even the sea was quiet with single Red-breasted merganser and Red-throated Diver being the highlights. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER 12:10 CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE SHOWING WELL

*CATTLE EGRET SALTHOUSE OPP CROSS STREET ON MARSH 08:20

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB ON MEADOW TRAIL +3 MEALY REDPOLLS & 20 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH

*GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT E/OF NORTH HIDE IN DYKE 13:00

*12 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE THIS A/NOON WEYBOURNE E/OF STATION ROAD

*BLACK BRANT W/OF MORSTON IN FIELD S/OF A149 13:30 TF.999.432

Monday 28th November 2011 

Highlights today included a Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler, which was trapped and ringed. At least four Short-eared Owls were also noted, and two Whooper Swans flew in off the sea and landed briefly on the broadwater in front of the obs before continuing their journey. A peregrine was seen over the freshmarsh and c40 Snow buntings were on the beach west of Gore point. Sea watching produced counts of 67 Gannets, 14 Red-throated Diver, 7 Red-breasted Merganser and 6 Long-tailed Ducks.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HUME'S YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLME NOA TRAPPED & RINGED 09:35 & WILL BE RELEASED VERY SHORTLY

*SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER BLAKENEY POINT ON MUD S/OF HALFWAY HOUSE 13:05 THEN FLEW WEST

*SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL THEN FLEW OFF POSS TWDS BLAKENEY HARBOUR

*CATTLE EGRET SALTHOUSE BY BEACH ROAD WITH CATTLE 15:35

*2 ROSS'S or SNOW GEESE BREYDON WATER FLEW OVER NORTH WALL THIS MRNG

*3 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HOLKHAM AT W/END OF PINES

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL

 *YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB +SPOONBILL & MEALY REDPOLL

*20 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB

*22 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE WEYBOURNE E/OF STATION ROAD IN PLOUGHED FIELD 14:00 & 14 EURASIAN WHITEFRONTS

*20+WAXWINGS HOLT AT GRESHAMS PREP SCHOOL 11:00 THEN FLEW OFF

*COMMON CRANE EMNETH BRIEFLY THEN FLEW WEST TWDS VILLAGE

 

Sunday 27th November 2011

A mild and sunny but blustery day, highlights were 21 Whooper Swans and 2 White-fronted Geese in off the sea, 5 Pintail west, 657 Common Scoters, 2 Velvet Scoters, 31 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars, 26 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Kittiwakes, 4 Little Gulls, and 1 Little Auk. 2 Short-eared Owls were hunting over Thornham Marsh, 2 Stonechats were feeding outside the Observatory, and a single Lapland Bunting flew over.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE SNETTISHAM RSPB ON MUD WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE 

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD LUDHAM AIRFIELD+12 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM PINES 13:50 TF.863.451 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB 08:00K 

*6 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE BUT DISTANT

*16 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & SHORT-EARED OWL 

*15 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WEYBOURNE IN FIELD E/OF ROAD TOWARDS STEAM RAILWAY 15:12 (FOR 10TH DAY) 

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WELNEY WWT+11 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*11 LITTLE AUK PAST SHERINGHAM BY 12:00+9 POMARINE SKUA, 3 BONXIE, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 2 SHAG & 20 LITTLE GULL 

*5 LITTLE AUK PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK 10:45-15:15+8 POMARINE SKUA, SOOTY SHEARWATER, SLAVONIAN GREBE, RED-NECKED GREBE, VELVET SCOTER, 1500 LITTLE GULL, 4 ARCTIC SKUA & ARCTIC TERN

*LITTLE AUK PAST HOLME TODAY+ARCTIC SKUA, 2 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 21 WHOOPER SWAN, 2 VELVET SCOTER & 4 LITTLE GULL.  

*21 WAXWING HOLT BY 2 PEARSONS ROAD THIS A/NOON

*SOOTY SHEARWATER E/PAST TITCHWELL RSPB 11:00+12 SNOW BUNTING ON BEACH 

*30 SNOW BUNTING CAISTER-ON-SEA ON NORTH BEACH

*8 SNOW BUNTING SNETTISHAM ON BEACH 08:45

*6 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE HOLKHAM PINES TF.863.451

*3 VELVET SCOTER OFF HOPTON-ON-SEA+2 BONXIE 

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER HORSEY 13:00+SHORT-EARED OWL

*2 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE CLEY NWT+60+ SNOW BUNTING

*3 LITTLE GULL PAST TRIMINGHAM+COMMON TERN

 

Saturday 26th November 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 07:30+2 SPOONBILL ARNOLD'S MARSH NT 08:20

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM NNR AT W/END OF PINES 11:00  

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES+3 LAPLAND BUNTING OVER & 25 SNOW BUNTING E/

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB+MEALY REDPOLL, SLAVONIAN GREBE OFFSHORE & SNOW BUNTING S/ 

*10+ TAIGA BEAN GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB THIS MRNG+70+ EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 

*2 POMARINE SKUA (AD PALE MORPH + JUV) PAST CLEY C/PK BY 11:30+45 SNOW BUNTING ON BEACH 

*WAXWING STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB BY ENTRANCE THIS MRNG 

*LONG-TAILED DUCK BLACKBOROUGH END GPs ON SE/PIT 10:30 

*MALE HEN HARRIER W/OF HINDRINGHAM OVER FIELDS 15:00

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM NNR 300YDS W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 

*4+ SHORT-EARED OWL THORNHAM MARSH LATE A/NOON

 

Friday 25th November 2011

Seawatching highlights today were 2 drake Eiders on the sea, 13 Common Scoters east, 31 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Fulmars, 11 Gannets, 3 Kittiwakes and 18 Little Gulls. A Rock Pipit and 3 Bullfinches flew over and a Short-eared Owl was hunting.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROSS'S GOOSE c1.5MLS W/OF GREAT BIRCHAM IN FIELD WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD N/OF WELLS NEAR EAST HILLS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD DERSINGHAM BOG NR AT 13:05

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 13:00 HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END THEN FLEW W/+WHOOPER SWAN

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB BY C/PK+MEALY REDPOLL

*14 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE 16:30 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+160+ EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*3 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WEYBOURNE IN FIELD E/OF STATION ROAD AT 14:00 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+6+EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*17 COMMON CRANE HICKLING BROAD NWT AT STUBB MILL THIS EVNG+MALE HEN HARRIER & 50 MARSH HARRIER.50 SNOW BUNTINGS HORSEY GAP+MANX SHEARWATER S/

*2 SPOONBILL 07:52 CLEY ON ARNOLDS MARSH NT

*2 SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB

*HEN HARRIER BURGH CASTLE

 

Thursday 24th November 2011

There was no further sign of yesterday's Hume's Leaf Warbler. Seawatching produced 4 Eider, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 8 Gannets, and a Peregrine west along the beach. Other birds of note included a Lapland Bunting, 193 Lapwings west, 2 Stonechats feeding near the Observatory, a single Rock Pipit over calling, and a single Snow Bunting over the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH N/OF FRIARY HILLS NT ENTRANCE LATE MRNG+60 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE & 31 BARNACLE GOOSE

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT 08:45

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 09:40 BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT W/END OF HOLKHAM PINES THEN FLEW S/

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END+6 LAPLAND BUNTING BY A149 IN STUBBLE FIELD BY BURNHAM OVERY C/PK

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WARHAM GREENS OVER SALTMARSH AT 12:45

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD NE/OF LUDHAM ON E/SIDE OF LUDHAM AIRFIELD AT 13:23

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB+MEALY REDPOLL

*4 WAXWING REYDON ON THE DRIVE AT 11:10+WATER PIPIT BOYTON MARSHES RSPB. 7 SNOW BUNTING FALKENHAM CREEK+SHORT-EARED OWL

*WAXWING FRITTON W/OF ENTRANCE TO CHERRY LANE GARDEN CENTRE AT 14:30

*SPOONBILL W/OVER BRANCASTER STAITHE AT 10:50+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER W/OVER AT 11:00

*2 HEN HARRIER 1MALE HADDISCOE ISLAND+FEM RED-BREASTED MERGANSER & BARNACLE GOOSE N/AT 15:30 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*c50 MED GULL 10:30 GREAT YARMOUTH

 

Wednesday 23rd November 2011

A Hume's Leaf Warbler was showing and calling near the heligoland trap at 11.10am before flying off into the pines. There was no further sign by 15.20pm. Other birds of note were a SHort-eared Owl hunting just south of the Observatory, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 17 Gannets and a Slavonian Grebe west on the sea, a Common Buzzard west over the pines, 25 Golden Plover over the grazing marsh, a female Stonechat near the Observatory building and 2 Bullfinches at the west end of the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HUMES YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 11:10 HOLME NOA IN MOUTH OF HELIGOLAND TRAP CALLING & SHOWING WELL THEN FLEW TO PINES & NO FURTHER SIGN BY 14:00

*CATTLE EGRET 12:25 BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH

*AD DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL+TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE SW/OVER EAST BANK & 80 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE. LAPLAND BUNTING BY WEST BANK+2 TWITE & WATER PIPIT

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 10:20 DERSINGHAM BOG NR THEN FLEW TOWARDS THE WASH

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT 14:30 AT W/END OF HOLKHAM PINES+74 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE .16 BARNACLE GEESE BURNHAM OVERY

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HAPPISBURGH THIS MRNG+SLAVONIAN GREBE & WHEATEAR

*AD BLACK BRANT WARHAM GREENS 15:30 E/OF CENTRAL TRACK IN FIELD WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE+WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 3 HEN HARRIER & SHORT-EARED OWL

*2 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE SALTHOUSE W/OF BEACH ROAD

*2 VELVET SCOTER CLEY COASTGUARDS AT 10:30+2 SLAVONIAN GREBE

*WAXWING 11:25 GORLESTON IN BEACON PARK NEAR RED CROSS DEPOT

*c50 TWITE BRANCASTER  STAITHE HARBOUR AT 13:00

 

Tuesday 22nd November 2011

Seawatching produced 19 Red-breasted Mergansers and a single Gannet. Also of interest were a Water Rail, a Greenshank, a Short-eared Owl hunting, and a single Blackcap. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL

*NO SIGN HUME'S YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH

*2+TUNDRA BEAN GEESE BURNHAM OVERY AT MARSH HOUSE FARM 12:45

*UNCON RPT 2 TURTLE DOVES TITCHWELL VILLAGE AT WHITE CITY ON BIRDTABLE & WIRES +3 WAXWINGS OVER & WILLOW TIT

Monday 21st November 2011

Seawatching produced 2 Eiders, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 7 Gannets, and 2 Great Crested Grebes. 3 Short-eared Owls were hunting and a Blackcap was around the reserve. 2 Rock Pipits and a Yellowhammer flew over calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*HUME'S YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH AT SAINSBURY'S C/PK AT ENTRANCE TO ST.NICHOLAS CHURCHYARD 09:45
*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH 14:40 & 24 BARNACLE GEESE
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD DERSINGHAM BOG 11:30 THEN FLEW E/TWDS THE WASH
*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL

 

Sunday 20th November 2011

Seawatching today produced 7 White-fronted Geese, 1 drake Long-tailed Duck, 55 COmmon Scoters, 1 Goldeneye, 30 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Goosanders, 35 Red-throated Divers, 6 Fulmars, 25 Gannets, 16 Great Crested Grebes, 26 Little Gulls, 5 Guillemots, and 1 Razorbill. Other birds of note included a male Hen Harrier, 6 Short-eared Owls, a Blackcap, 2 Stonechats, 4 Siskins flying over, 250 Linnets on Thornham Marsh, 120 Snow Buntings on the beach, 1 Lapland Bunting and 2 Yellowhammers. A Red Admiral and a Ruddy Darter were still of note around the Observatory.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*HUME'S YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH AT SAINSBURY'S C/PK AT ENTRANCE TO ST.NICHOLAS CHURCHYARD 09:45
*GREAT WHITE EGRET CLEY NWT BY BEACH ROAD 16:15 THEN FLEW INLAND TWDS VILLAGE
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE ROYDON COMMON BY MAIN PATH 11:15
*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL
*SUB-AD CASPIAN GULL OVERSTRAND ON GROYNES THIS A/NOON THEN FLEW EAST
*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB BY PICNIC SITE +2 SPOONBILLS FLEW EAST, 40 SNOW BUNTINGS & 2 VELVET SCOTERS
*2 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE ANMER N/OF BIRCHAM ROAD CROSSROADS
*24+WAXWINGS HOLT AT GRESHAM PREP SCHOOL LATE A/NOON
*6 WAXWINGS NORWICH OFF SOUTHWELL ROAD AT LAKENHAM SURGERY 10:30
*5 SHORT-EARED OWLS THORNHAM HARBOUR OVER GRAZING FIELDS 14:30
 

Saturday 19th November 2011

A beautiful mild and sunny day, the highlight was a superb Rough-legged Buzzard over west late morning, 2 Short-eared Owls hunting south east of the Observatory late afternoon, on the sea 4 Eiders, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 151 Gannets, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe and 21 Little Gulls, a female Stonechat near the Observatory and 4 Snow Buntings over west were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET 12:25 BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH N/OF ENTRANCE TO FRIARY HILLS

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS WELLS OVER EAST HILLS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER HOLME THIS MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 14:00 & TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE ON MARSH

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BRANCASTER OVER GOLF COURSE 10:55

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE ROYDON COMMON 10:30

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE DERSINGHAM BOG ON RIDGE BEHIND DRAGONFLY POND 13:50

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 07:55

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB IN PICNIC AREA 13:20

*17 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB 12:00

*20+WAXWINGS HOLT AT GRESHAMS PREP SCHOOL 08:00

*2 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB

*2 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT THIS A/NOON

*3 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK 10:30

 

Friday 18th November 2011

Seawatching produced 1 Eider, 102 Common Scoters, 1 female Goldeneye, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 26 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 24 Little Gulls, and an adult Med Gull along the shore. A female Merlin was hunting at Thornham Harbour and 130 Lapwings and 780 Woodpigeons came in off the sea. 2 Short-eared Owls were mobbing a Marsh Harrier south of the Observatory late afternoon. A female Stonechat was near the Observatory and 10 Snow Buntings were on the beach. A late Red Admiral was also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH N/OF FRIARY HILLS NT ENTRANCE+40 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE & 40+BARNACLE GEESE

*AD DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT 14:30 SHOWING WELL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 10:25 HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 11:40 WINTERTON 3/4ML N/OF CHURCH

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 12:35 DERSINGHAM BOG NR ON N/SIDE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB ALONG MEADOW TRAIL

*3 WAXWING BLAKENEY IN VILLAGE HALL C/PK AT 08:22

*3 WAXWING NORWICH ON HALL ROAD AT 08:15

*HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK AT 13:10

 

Thursday 17th November 2011

Highlights on the sea were 743 Common Scoters, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 13 Gannets, and 2 Great Crested Grebes. Also of note were a Chiffchaff, 2 Barn Owls, and a Snow Buntings east over the dunes.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DUSKY WARBLER HORSEY GAP ALONG TRACK FROM C/PK THIS MRNG IN 1st SALLOWS

*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH FROM FRIARY HILLS AT 12:05 BUT DISTANT

*PALLAS'S WARBLER WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 1/4ML S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT AT MIDDAY+POSS MELODIOUS WARBLER IN SCRUB BELOW HERMANUS RESTAURANT

*AD DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL FROM BISHOP'S HIDE AT 14:22

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE ESE/OF AYLSHAM NE/OF STAPLETON'S FARM NEAR BURE VALLEY RAILWAY BY ROAD TO BURGH-NEXT-AYLSHAM

*55 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE BETWEEN SEA POOL & IRON ROAD+SHORT-EARED OWL, BLACK-THROATED DIVER & GREAT NORTHERN DIVER OFFSHORE

*BITTERN MARTHAM BROAD EARLY A/NOON

 

Wednesday 16th November 2011

On the sea 3 Black-throated Divers and a Slavonian Grebe were of note, at least 4 Water Rails were calling from the Broadwater, 3 Blackcaps were around the reserve and 150 Blackbirds, 1 Fieldfare, 8 Song Thrushes, 10 Redwings and a Mistle Thrush were counted. A male Stonechat was along the approach road and 2 Rock Pipits and 2 Bullfinches were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DUSKY WARBLER 10:50 HORSEY GAP BY C/PK ENTRANCE+1+LAPLAND BUNTING OVER

*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH EARLY A/NOON+80+EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE & 74+BARNACLE GOOSE

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT c14:35+RING OUZEL IN OFF SEA

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BETWEEN BURNHAM OVERY & HOLKHAM FROM LAYBY ON A149 AT 10:20 IN HEDGE IN RIGHT HAND CORNER

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE N/OF WROXHAM AT TUNSTEAD ON WIRES AT ANCHOR STREET BY THE THATCHED HOUSE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD RPTD W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB AT 13:45+GREY PHALAROPE ON BRACKISH MARSH AT 12:15. 6 SLAVONION GREBES OFFSHORE+FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK & 3 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 15:00 WARHAM GREENS+c9 LAPLAND BUNTING IN STUBBLE.3+HEN HARRIERS IN ROOST

*3 WAXWING NORWICH OFF SOUTHWELL ROAD BEHIND LAKENHAM SURGERY AT 11:07 BUT MOBILE

*3 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH ON ADMIRALTY ROAD AT 08:30

*8 WAXWING 13:00 BURNHAM DEEPDALE AT W/END OF VILLAGE BY BURNHAM DEEPDALE SIGN 

*4 GREY PHALAROPE OFF KELLING AT 10:05

*POMARINE SKUA OFF CLEY BEACH C/PK AT 10:25+2DRK  VELVET SCOTER PAST

*GREY PHALAROPE OFF KELLING BRIEFLY+3 LITTLE AUK PAST E/

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING BLAKENEY BANK+24 TWITE

*6 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE BREYDON WATER

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF CLEY BEACH C/PK

*7 COMMON CRANE BURGH CASTLE IN FIELD S/OF PUB

 

Tuesday 15th November 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*HUME'S YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER CAISTER-ON-SEA ON GOLF COURSE IN WOOD THIS MRNG
*MALE DESERT WHEATEAR 10:15 BTW TITCHWELL & THORNHAM POINT 1/2ML W/OF END OF TITCHWELL RSPB BOARDWALK ON BEACH SHOWING WELL
*DUSKY WARBLER 16:05 HORSEY GAP AT START OF TRACK TO C/PK
*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH 13:00.   2 GREY PHALAROPES OFF WAXHAM SANDS ON SEA 12:30 & LITTLE AUK
*ROSS'S GOOSE 12:20 BURNHAM OVERY IN DUNES VIEWABLE FROM A149 LAYBY
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS WELLS WOODS VIEWABLE E/FROM LADY ANN'S DRIVE 14:05
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD DERSINGHAM BOG AT S/END 10:15
*GREAT WHITE EGRET E/PAST BURGH CASTLE 07:30
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE ROYDON COMMON NWT 11:15
*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES LATE A/NOON & 2 FIRECRESTS
*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 14:40 TITCHWELL RSPB BY PICNIC AREA
*5 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH
*9 WAXWINGS KELLING HEATH ON HOLGATE ROAD AT EMCY GARDEN CENTRE 08:35
*3 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON HALL ROAD NEAR CHURCHYARD
*3 WAXWINGS NORWICH OFF SOUTHWELL ROAD BEHIND LAKENHAM SURGERY 11:00
*2 WAXWINGS WELLS WOODS BY DRINKING POOL
*11 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WARHAM GREENS BTW WHIRLIGIG & STIFFKEY CAMPSITE IN STUBBLE FIELD S/OF TRACK
*JUV POMARINE SKUA N/PAST GREAT YARMOUTH
*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES LEFT OF BOARDWALK TO WASHINGTON HIDE 11:45
*BLACK REDSTART CLEY NWT BEHIND VIS'CTR

Monday 14th November 2011

Seawatching highlights today were 5 Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 8 Red-throated Divers, 44 Gannets, 1 Guillemot and 17 Little Gulls. A Red Admiral was still present on the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRNDET
*MALE DESERT WHEATEAR TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH OFF END OF BOARDWALK & YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER ON MEADOW TRAIL
*DUSKY WARBLER HORSEY AT START OF TRACK TO C/PK AT HORSEY GAP
*DUSKY WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT AT BASE OF FAR POINT
*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS 08:40
*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT FROM BISHOP HIDE 15:15
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE ROYDON COMMON NWT 500YDS ALONG SANDY PATH 15:00
*PROB SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF WAXHAM OPP SHANGRI-LA COTTAGE IN HEDGE 07:45 BUT MOBILE +8+BEAN GEESE OPP BROGRAVE FARM 07:15 & 38 WHITEFRONTS
*15 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE HAPPISBURGH & 6 BARNACLE GEESE
*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WAXHAM SE/OF CHURCH WITH PINKFEET 14:30
*16 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON HALL ROAD BEHIND CO-OP BUT MOBILE
*12+WAXWINGS NORWICH OFF SOUTHWELL ROAD BEHIND LAKENHAM SURGERY 11:30
*6 WAXWINGS SHERINGHAM ON MORLEY RPAD THEN FLEW TWDS TOWN CENTRE
*5 WAXWINGS HOLT AT GRESHAMS PREP SCHOOL IN C/PK
*WAXWING E/OVER AYLMERTON 07:10
*5 SHORELARKS WELLS AT EAST HILLS +6 LAPLAND BUNTINGS.  20 LAPLAND BUNTINGS TRIMINGHAM
*HOODED CROW WINTERTON NORTH DUNES BY START OF TRACK TO DUNES 12:57
*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER OFF CLEY 14:00
*60 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLKHAM GAP E/OF BOARDWALK +RED-NECKED GREBE IN BAY, 2 SLAVONIAN GREBES & 50 LITTLE GULLS
*25 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE E/OF BEACH C/PK
*4 BLACK REDSTARTS GREAT YARMOUTH AT SOUTH DENES & 2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS
*FIRECREST BREYDON WATER RSPB
*LNY: NORFOLK UNCON RPT EYEBROWED THRUSH HUNSTANTON IN PRIVATE GARDEN WITH NO ACCESS FOR 2nd DAY

Sunday 13th November 2011

There was no sign of the Desert Wheatear on the beach today but the Hoopoe was seen briefly flying over east near the NWT pay hut. 9 White-fronted Geese and 2 Barnacle Geese were seen coming in off the sea, and 175 Brents, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 12 Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes and a Razorbill were observed on the seawatch. 25 Golden Plover flew over east, a ring-tail Hen Harrier was hunting, a Short-eared Owl was on a fence post on the grazing marsh, 11 Waxwings flew east over the east bank at 10.05am, and 6 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings and a single 1 Siskin flew over calling. A Northern Wheatear and 25 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*DUSKY WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT AT LONG HILL 16:25 BUT ELUSIVE
*DUSKY WARBLER 12:05 HORSEY GAP AT W/END OF ENTRANCE TRACK 50YDS N/OF ROAD
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE FOULSHAM S/OF GUIST ROAD 200YDS W/OF BARN CONVERSION VIEWABLE FROM PATH 15:35
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE ROYDON COMMON NWT
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE S/OVER FRAMINGHAM EARL 09:50
*NO SIGN DESERT WHEATEAR HOLME BUT HOOPOE FLEW W/OVER NWT PAY HUT 10:10
*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB BY START OF TRACK TO FEN HIDE 10:15
*15 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE BTW ECCLES & CART GAP JUST W/OF BUSH ESTATE THIS A/NOON & 10 WHITEFRONTS
*7 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE SALTHOUSE JUST N/OF A149 BY DUCKPOND 12:05 & WAXWING OVER
*2 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE BTW NORTHREPPS & SOUTHREPPS 1ML S/OF NORTHREPPS CHURCH WITH 8 WHITEFRONTS
*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WAXHAM W/OF BROGRAVE FARM
*2 LITTLE AUKS N/PAST HOPTON-ON-SEA
*LITTLE AUK WEYBOURNE ON SEA OFF COASTGUARD COTTAGES 09:35 & BLACK REDSTART
*20 WAXWINGS NORWICH NEAR GORDON SQUARE OFF HALL ROAD 10:00
*11 WAXWINGS E/OVER HOLME NOA 10:05
*8 WAXWINGS BRANCASTER BY A149 AT BRANODUNUM JUNCTION
*7 WAXWINGS COLKIRK BY CHICKEN FARM 08:25
*5 WAXWINGS CROMER W/OF TOWN BY A148 / RAILWAY 08:45
*5 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP ON BEACH E/OF BOARDWALK & 55 SNOW BUNTINGS
*HOODED CROW CROMER PAST GOLF COURSE 08:40
*3 SNOW BUNTINGS BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB
*FEM BLACK REDSTART GLANDFORD AT CLEY SPY
*3 SLAVONIAN GREBES OFF HOLME 09:45
*RED KITE HORSEY OVER DUNES BTW NELSON HEAD TRACK & HORSEY GAP
*30+LITTLE GULLS OFF WAXHAM 11:20 & 6 RED-THROATED DIVERS
*13 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE WAXHAM BEHIND WALNUT FARM WITH PINKFEET 10:45

Saturday 12th November 2011

Another busy day with the Desert Wheatear still present at the east end of Holme Beach together with a Northern Wheatear. A Hoopoe was seen briefly near the NWT pay hut at the Saltings Car Park. On the sea north of the Observatory 63 Pintail, 2 Scaup, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 1 Velvet Scoter, 2 Goldeneye, 22 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 9 Gannets, 3 Slavonian Grebes and a Kittiwake were observed. At least 3 Water Rails were along Broadwater edge and 199 Lapwings flew through west. Over 1,000 Starlings passed through west and a Stonechat was along the east bank. Four Snow Buntings flew past along the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE DESERT WHEATEAR 15:30 HOLME DUNES AT EASTERNMOST END ON TIDELINE NEAR THORNHAM CREEK ACCESS FROM THORNHAM HARBOUR

*PALLID SWIFT RPTD HUNSTANTON BY TOWER S/OF LINCOLN'S SQUARE 07:35 THEN FLEW OFF

*PALLAS'S WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH IN BURE PARK AT S/END MID A/NOON BUT ELUSIVE 

*AD FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK COCKSHOOT BROAD THIS A/NOON + HYBRID FERRUGINOUS DUCK 

*AD ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHOSELEY 12:00 THEN FLEW S/+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 11:53 DERSINGHAM BOG AT N/END IN DEAD TREE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM NNR OVER W/END 11:45

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE ROYDON COMMON NWT S/OF HIGH GROUND BUT MOBILE 

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE HORSEY BEHIND THE OLD CHAPEL B&B 12:00  

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF HOOPOE HOLME NWT BY 15:45 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HAPPISBURGH+SNOW BUNTING, BLACK REDSTART & 11 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB BY MAIN PATH 14:10 

*GREY PHALAROPE S/PAST WINTERTON+VELVET SCOTER, 31 SNOW BUNTING ON BEACH & 127 LITTLE GULL

*5 SHORE LARK BURNHAM OVERY DUNES APPEARED TO LAND BTW SEA WALL AND HOLKHAM PINES BUT NO FURTHER SIGN 

*30 COMMON CRANE HICKLING BROAD NWT AT STUBB MILL IN ROOST+MALE HEN HARRIER

*40 WAXWING HEMSBY AT BELLE AIRE CARAVAN PARK 10:50 

*13 WAXWING NORWICH ON HALL ROAD AT GORDON SQUARE BY PUB 12:00 

*10 WAXWING HOLME IN THE VILLAGE NEAR BRIDGE 15:00

*4 WAXWING S/OVER STOKE FERRY 10:30

*3 WAXWING HOLKHAM NNR W/OVER W/END OF HOLKHAM PINES 12:40

*25 LAPLAND BUNTING BURNHAM OVERY DUNES

*LAPLAND BUNTING E/OVER KELLING 11:40+LONG-EARED OWL BY SCHOOL

*4 BEWICK'S SWAN CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL THIS MRNG

*5 BEWICK'S SWAN GORLESTON W/OVER HOBLAND 11:15

*80+ SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE W/OF BEACH C/PRK 08:00+4 WHOOPER SWAN IN OFF SEA

*19 SNOW BUNTING CAISTER ON BEACH

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK HOLKHAM NNR IN HOLKHAM BAY+6 SLAVONIAN GREBE, 50 LITTLE GULL & FIRECREST W/OF CROSSROADS 

*BLACK REDSTART WAXHAM IN CHURCHYARD 16:00 

 

Friday 11th November 2011

The Desert Wheatear was again present on the beach at the east end of Holme Dunes all during the day. A Hooded Crow was also on the beach before flying off east. Other birds of note were a Peregrine flying west over the lavender marsh, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers just offshore and 7 Snow Buntings on the beach. 2 Rock Pipits flew over west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE DESERT WHEATEAR HOLME DUNES AT EASTERNMOST END ON TIDELINE NEAR THORNHAM CREEK AT 13:48. ACCESS FROM THORNHAM HARBOUR

*1w GLOSSY IBIS STODMARSH NNR FROM MARSH HIDE AT 11:45

*NO SIGN OF HUMES YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TRIMINGHAM BY 09:15

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB BY MEADOW TRAIL/FEN TRAIL JUNCTION

*JUV POMARINE SKUA PAST BLAKENEY POINT AT 07:15+3 LITTLE AUK, ARCTIC SKUA, BONXIE, 4 LITTLE GULL & 29 SNOW BUNTING

*4 LAPLAND BUNTING WARHAM GREENS LATE A/NOON+2 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE ,2 AD HYBRID BLACK BRANT X DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE & 3 HEN HARRIERS MALE+2 RINGTAILS

*LAPLAND BUNTING W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB AT 12:30

*15+WAXWING TRIMINGHAM

*2 LITTLE AUK PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS EARLY MRNG+c60 SNOW BUNTING BETWEEN BEACH C/PK & NORTH HIDE

*HOODED CROW THORNHAM ON BEACH

*HEN HARRIER BURNHAM OVERY DUNES

*20 SNOW BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH

*SWIFT HUNSTANTON SEAFRONT AT 16:00

*7 SNOW BUNTING HOLME NOA ON BEACH+6 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER OFFSHORE & PEREGRINE W/OVER LAVENDER MARSH

 

Thursday 10th November 2011

Highlights today were a superb male Desert Wheatear on the beach at the east end of the dunes. Also of interest were 2 Hen Harriers, a Water Rail calling from the reed bed, and a Short-eared Owl over the marsh late afternoon. Also of note were 2 Blackcaps, a Grey Wagtail, 30 Snow Buntings and 25 Reed Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HUMES YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 16:00 TRIMINGHAM BETWEEN CHURCH & CLIFFS ALONG LANE TO THE POTTERY SHOWING WELL

*MALE DESERT WHEATEAR HOLME DUNES AT EASTERNMOST END ON TIDELINE NEAR THORNHAM CHANNEL AT 15:42. ACCESS FROM THORNHAM HARBOUR C/PK

*MELODIOUS WARBLER 08:05 HAPPISBURGH OPPOSITE CRICKET PITCH IN GARDEN OF HOUSE NAMED "THATCHERS"

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE TRIMINGHAM RADAR STATION BRIEFLY AT 09:15

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY 200YDS N/OF A149 W/OF WEST MARSH AT 12:20

*5 SHORE LARK 14:45 HOLKHAM GAP AT E/END OF SALTMARSH

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS 1 IN SE/CORNER OF THE DELL & 1 BY MAIN TRACK 250YDS E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB ON MEADOW TRAIL AT 10:30 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER GORLESTON-ON-SEA AT 09:30

*LITTLE AUK GREAT YARMOUTH PAST NORTH BEACH+14 SNOW BUNTING & 37 LITTLE GULL

*62 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARHES RSPB+BEWICK'S SWAN

*MALE BLACK REDSTART CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS AT 13:50

*GOLDEN PHEASANT HAPPISBURGH NEAR CRICKET PITCH LATE A/NOON

*RING-NECKED PARAKEET OVER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB TOWARDS NORWICH AT 08:30+9 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*2 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*10 TWITE HAPPISBURGH ON BEACH BUT MOBILE

 

Wednesday 9th November 2011

Though relatively quiet today there were still notable numbers of Robins around the reserve, plus several Blackcaps. On the sea 15 Little Gull and 7 Red-breasted Mergansers were recorded. Other species of note included a Short-eared Owl, Peregrine, Stonechat, Brambling, Bullfinch and Redpoll.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HULME'S YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TRIMINGHAM BETWEEN CHURCH & CLIFFS ALONG LANE BEYOND THE POTTERIES AT DUSK. VIEW ONLY FROM LANE

*MELODIOUS WARBLER 14:25 HAPPISBURGH OPPOSITE CRICKET PITCH IN GARDEN OF HOUSE NAMED "THATCHERS"+2 BLACK REDSTARTS BY CHURCH

*2 PALLAS'S WARBLER TRIMINGHAM c14:10 1 ALONG CLIFFS BETWEEN CHURCH & CLIFFS+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER & 1 IN CLIFFTOP WOOD

*HOOPOE WARHAM GREENS ALONG GARDEN DROVE IN PLOUGHED FIELD AT c09:25 THEN FLEW W/

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NEAR SHERINGHAM OFF A148 BY EAST BECKHAM c1/4ML S/ALONG GIBBERT LANE ON WIRES AT c12:40

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE W/OF STIFFKEY CAMP SITE WOOD AT 14:30

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 15:35 ROYDON COMMON NWT ON HILL+MALE HEN HARRIER

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 16:00 HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH AT W/END OF HOLKHAM PINES

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB LATE A/NOON ON MEADOW TRAIL+8 SPOTTED REDSHANK ON FRESHMARSH+2 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIERS IN ROOST

*3 POMARINE SKUA PAST WALCOTT THIS MRNG+350 LITTLE GULL & SHAG . LESSER WHITETHROAT WINTERTON NORTH DUNES

*17 WAXWING OVERSTRAND IN TREES ALONG PAUL'S LANE THEN FLEW S/

*3 WAXWING WAXHAM BY CHURCH AT 08:03

*6 WAXWING HOLT ON PEARSONS ROAD IN ROWANS AT GRESHAM'S PREP SCHOOL AT 14:55

*LAPLAND BUNTING SNETTISHAM RSPB OVER HIDE AT 15:00

*3 SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF CLEY COASTGUARDS+FEM HEN HARRIER & 30 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE IN OFF SEA. c30 SNOW BUNTINGS BETWEEN COASTGUARDS & NORTH HIDE

*14 SNOW BUNTING HOLKHAM GAP IN DUNES

*19 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE WEYBOURNE IN 1ST FIELD S/OF VILLAGE VIEWABLE FROM STATION ROAD

*RING OUZEL KELLING WATER MEADOW

*MALE BLACK REDSTART CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS

*SHORT-EARED OWL HEACHAM OVER HARBOUR AT 15:30

*15 LITTLE GULL PAST HOLME NOA+7 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, SHORT-EARED OWL & PEREGRINE

Tuesday 8th November 2011

Highlights around the reserve again included good numbers of commoner migrants predominantly Robins and Blackbirds, with 39 Robins ringed. Other species of note included 2 Bewick's Swans west, 6 Woodcock, a Wheatear along the top of the east bank, 5 Blackcap, 4 Brambling and 20 Snow Buntings on the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*UNCON RPT MELODIOUS WARBLER 14:00 HAPPISBURGH BY CRICKET PITCH

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE THIS A/NOON CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE SHOWING WELL +POMARINE SKUA OFFSHORE & 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE W/OVER WARHAM GREENS MID A/NOON

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE EARLY A/NOON CROMER E/OF WATERWORKS S/OF RAILWAY VIEWABLE FROM CROMER-RUNTON PATH ON N/SIDE OF RAILWAY

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE MORSTON 400YDS W/OF QUAY 11:05

YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB ON MEADOW TRAIL & 11 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH ON W/SIDE OF GAPTON HALL RETAIL PARK LATE MRNG

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS JUST E/OF SE/CORNER OF THE DELL

*3 GREY PHALAROPES E/PAST CLEY 15:20. 4 LITTLE AUKS CLEY PAST BEACH C/PK EARLY MRNG +BLACK-THROATED DIVER, 3 SLAVONIAN GREBES, 5 VELVET SCOTERS, 190 LITTLE GULLS & 2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS

*5 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP AT E/END OF SALTINGS 13:15

*20 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WARHAM GREENS & PALE-BELLIED BRENT

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS W/OF BEACH ROAD THIS EVNG & BLACK REDSTART ON HARBOUR WALL

*BLACK BRANT BURNHAM OVERY RIGHT OF SEAWALL 400YDS FROM C/PK 13:00

*3 LITTLE AUKS PAST WAXHAM +POMARINE SKUA, AD ARCTIC TERN, 2 VELVET SCOTERS & 2 SNOW BUNTINGS

*LITTLE AUK PAST GORLESTON THIS A/NOON

*7 WAXWINGS CLEY JUST W/OF VILLAGE BY SLUICE GATE

*6 LITTLE AUKS PAST WALCOTT EARLY MRNG +10 SHAGS & 40 LITTLE GULLS

*2 WAXWINGS TITCHWELL VILLAGE OPP MANOR HOTEL 07:35

*2 WAXWINGS TRIMINGHAM BY WOODLAND CARAVAN PARK

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES BY TRACK 500YDS W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*2 BLACK REDSTARTS GLANDFORD OPP 'CLEY SPY'

*BLACK REDSTART HOLKHAM PINES ON ROOF OF MEALS HOUSE 10:15

*7 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLKHAM GAP 09:20

 

Monday 7th November 2011

Little of note on the sea today, largely due to unfavourable viewing conditions. Highlights today included a Short-eared Owl seen early in the day over the freshmarsh ,and two Goosanders flying over the observatory. Single Lesser Redpoll, Chiffchaff and Blackcap were present, and later in the day there was an obvious arrival of Robins, Goldcrests, Blackbirds and Fieldfares around the observatory.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH VIEWABLE FROM ENTRANCE TO FRIARY HILLS 12:00

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE ON MARSH & BLACK BRANT BY PATHS BTW DUNES

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE ROYDON COMMON NWT LEFT OF MAIN TRACK 500YDS PAST JUNCTION 10:05

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB ON MEADOW TRAIL 10:00 BUT ELUSIVE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS IN SE/CORNER OF THE DELL & 5 WAXWINGS

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER E/PAST KELLING 15:30

*JUV SABINE'S GULL PAST CLEY BY 12:00 +LEACH'S PETREL, 3 LITTLE AUKS, 6 JUV POMARINE SKUAS, SOOTY SHEARWATER, 2 VELVET SCOTERS, 2 SLAV GREBES, 6 SCAUP, 300 LITTLE GULLS & SHORT-EARED OWL

*3 LITTLE AUKS N/PAST WINTERTON MID A/NOON

*3 LITTLE AUKS PAST SEA PALLING LATE MRNG & 7 LITTLE GULLS

*2 LITTLE AUKS PAST WALCOTT EARLY MRNG +RED-NECKED GREBE & 11 LITTLE GULLS

*7 WAXWINGS WELLS WOODS

*3 WAXWINGS WEYBOURNE 10:45

*WAXWING BURNHAM DEEPDALE IN CHURCHYARD

*SHORT-EARED OWL WAXHAM SANDS IN DUNES

*RED-NECKED GREBE GORLESTON PAST PIER

*8+SNOW BUNTINGS TRIMINGHAM

*MALE BLACK REDSTART GLANDFORD AT 'CLEY SPY'

 

Sunday 6th November 2011

Seawatching was the centre of interest today with 1,261 Wigeon, 616 Teal, 51 Pintail, 6 Pochard, 2 Scaup, 87 Eider, 261 Common Scoter, 6 Velvet Scoter, 7 Goldeneye, 29 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Goosanders, 17 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 327 Gannets, 13 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Purple Sandpiper, 3 Pom Skuas, 12 Arctic Skuas, 29 Great Skuas, 1 juvenile Sabine's Gull, 223 Kittiwakes, 8 Little Gulls, 1 Med Gull, 3 Sandwich Terns, 3 Arctic Terns, 1 Guillemot and 3 Razorbills seen. Other birds of note included 4 Blackcaps, 2,300 Starlings, 2 Stonechats, 1 Rock Pipit, 2 Bramblings, 1 Siskin, 1 Bullfinch and 3 Snow Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK COCKSHOOT BROAD SHOWING WELL & FEM RING-NECKED DUCK

*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH IN 1st FIELD E/OF MANOR HOTEL 10:45

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FLEW N/OVER A149 13:30

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THIS A/NOON WELLS WOODS JUST W/OF PINEWOODS HOLIDAY PARK

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE ROYDON COMMON NWT NEAR END OF MAIN TRACK 11:30

*LEACH'S PETREL PAST CLEY +37 LITTLE AUKS ON SEA OFF BEACH C/PK, 8 POMARINE SKUAS, 3 RED-NECKED GREBES & PUFFIN

*LEACH'S PETREL S/OVER SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK

*JUV SABINE'S GULL PAST HOLME NOA +2 POMARINE SKUAS, 29 BONXIES, 2 GOOSANDERS, PURPLE SANDPIPER, 2 SCAUP 6 VELVET SCOTERS, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER & 3 ARCTIC TERNS

*6 LITTLE AUKS PAST SHERINGHAM +12 POMARINE SKUAS, 28 BONXIES, 8 LITTLE GULLS, 4 VELVET SCOTERS, RED-NECKED GREBE & LONG-TAILED DUCK

*LITTLE AUK OFF WALCOTT 09:30

*LITTLE AUK E/PAST SHERINGHAM THIS A/NOON +POMARINE SKUA & RED-NECKED GREBE

*POMARINE SKUA CLEY NWT ON BEACH BEHIND NORTH HIDE 11:25

*2 WAXWINGS SHERINGHAM ON HOLWAY ROAD BY ROAD TO PRIMARY SCHOOL 13:00

*WAXWING WELLS WOODS ON N/SIDE OF CARAVAN PARK 13:50 THEN FLEW SOUTH

*2 WATER PIPITS TITCHWELL RSPB +11 SNOW BUNTINGS & VELVET SCOTER

*12 SNOW BUNTINGS CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK 10:00

*BLACK REDSTART GORLESTON ON W/SIDE OF BEACON PARK 11:30

*5 HEN HARRIERS WARHAM GREENS IN ROOST

 

Saturday 5th November 2011

Highlights today were 11 Eiders, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 200 Gannets, 12 Kittiwakes and 26 Little Gulls on the sea, while a dusk arrival of thrushes included 450 Blackbirds, 200 Song Thrushes, and 350 Redwings. 2 Stonechats were around the Observatory for much of the day and 16 Redpoll sp, a female Bullfinch, 8 Yellowhammers and 57 Reed Buntings were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH N/OF FRIARY HILLS NT 10:24

*RICHARD'S PIPIT OVER HOLKHAM NNR 11:40+LAPLAND BUNTING

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WINTERTON DUNES NNR S/OVER N/DUNES 10:45+2 SNOW BUNTING & 2 LITTLE GULL 

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE 13:50 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL BUT MOBILE+2 LITTLE STINT 

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB ALONG MEADOW TRAIL 09:00 

*PROB SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF TITCHWELL RSPB ON MEADOW TRAIL LATE MRNG 

*JUV SABINE'S GULL W/PAST TITCHWELL RSPB 14:00 

*PROB AD ICELAND GULL OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 14:40

*2 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER W/PAST CLEY 07:55+BONXIE & ARCTIC SKUA 

*10 SNOW BUNTING CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK

*YELLOW WAGTAIL CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE NEAR BEACH C/PRK 09:35 

*LONG-EARED OWL BLAKENEY POINT 09:20 

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER PAST SHERINGHAM+2 RED-NECKED GREBE, 283 LITTLE GULL, 2 VELVET SCOTER, 5 BONXIE & 2 PURPLE SANDPIPER. 3 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE HOLKHAM AT W/END 09:00

*FIRECREST LYNFORD ARBORETUM AT FAR END OF PADDOCK 08:00

*SWIFT SP S/OVER WINTERTON 08:10 

 

Friday 4th November 2011

A quiet day, highlights on the sea were 15 Common Scoters, 18 Red-throated Divers, 29 Gannets, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 8 Kittiwakes, and 38 Little Gulls. Also of interest were 2 Stonechats on the NOA reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH N/OF FRIARY HILLS NT LATE A/NOON+PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB BY MAIN PATH WITH TIT FLOCK

*LITTLE AUK W/PAST KELLING AT 09:45

*SWIFT sp WAXHAM OVER BEET FIELD BY CHURCH AT 09:00

*BLACK REDSTART CLEY NWT BY VISITOR CENTRE THIS MRNG

*BLACK REDSTART GORLESTON AT W/END OF BEACON PARK ESTATE

*11 SNOW BUNTING CLEY NWT 16:00 AT N/END OF EAST BANK

 

Thursday 3rd November 2011

Highlights today were 270+ Pink-feet on the marsh, 8 Common Scoters, 5 Velvet Scoters, 1 Red-throated Diver, 33 Gannets, 1 Kittiwake and 1 Guillemot on the sea, and 7 Snow Buntings along the beach. A single Red Admiral was still present!

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET 13:30 BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH IN CATTLE FIELD N/OF CLEY WINDMILL+2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS W/ TG044448

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT N/END MID A/NOON+BLACK REDSTART BY OLD VISITOR CENTRE & SHORT-EARED OWL IN OFF SEA

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB ON MEADOW TRAIL+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER, BITTERN & 7 SPOTTED REDSHANK 

*4 SHORE LARK SALTHOUSE W/OF BEACH C/PK AT 10:30+25 SNOW BUNTING AT 14:00. 4 SHORT-EARED OWLS IN OFF SEA

*21 LAPLAND BUNTING WARHAM GREENS+2 HEN HARRIER 1 MALE

*2 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 16:00

*LITTLE AUK W/PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS AT 08:30

*2 RED-NECKED GREBE OFF SALTHOUSE W/OF BEACH C/PK AT 10:41+SHORT-EARED OWL IN OFF SEA AT 09:43

*SHORT-EARED OWL CROMER W/OVER WYNDHAM PARK AT 09:08

2 BLACK REDSTART GORLESTON AT W/END OF BEACON PARK ESTATE ON ROOF

*POMARINE SKUA PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS . 7 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLME NOA+5 VELVET SCOTERS PAST

 

Wednesday 2nd November 2011

Seawatching today produced 47 Common Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Red-throated Divers, 142 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 92 Little Gulls, and 2 Common Terns. Also of note were 2 Water Rails, 1 Greenshank, 2 Stonechats, 4 Rock Pipits, 6 Redpoll sp, 8 Crossbills, 8 Bullfinches, 3 Lapland Buntings and 2 Yellowhammers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET 15:40 BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH N/OF FRIARY HILLS NT

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 13:30 ROYDON COMMON NWT BUT DISTANT

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD DERSINGHAM BOG NR AT CENTRE OF BOG IN TREE AT 15:15

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD AD+JUV HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH AT W/END OF PINES+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 8 COMMON CROSSBILL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 10:00 BURNHAM OVERY DUNES

*3 SHORE LARK 08:58 SALTHOUSE W/OF BEACH C/PK+25 SNOW BUNTING

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 14:20 TITCHWELL RSPB BY MAIN PATH +2 SNOW BUNTING ON BEACH

*23 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WARHAM GREENS+2 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIERS & SHORT-EARED OWL

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING HOLME+8 COMMON CROSSBILL & 92 LITTLE GULL

*LITTLE AUK W/PAST CLEY AT 13:15+SWIFT SP IN OFF SEA AT 13:10

*4 COMMON CRANE HOLME DUNES IN OFF SEA AT GORE POINT THEN FLEW W/

*BLACK GUILLEMOT CLEY OFF BEACH C/PK AT 14:13

*BLACK GUILLEMOT HUNSTANTON S/PAST LIGHTHOUSE AT 13:00+8 LITTLE GULL

*PURPLE SANDPIPER HEACHAM OPPOSITE CHALET 39 AT 08:50

*POSS COMMON CRANE SW/OF CROMER OVERA148 NEAR B1436 JUNCTION AT 13:15

 

Tuesday 1st November 2011

Highlights today on the sea included a notable passage of Little Gulls, with 198 counted past in one hour plus 3 Red-throated Diver, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and 17 Gannets. A ringtail Hen Harrier was over the freshmarsh and a Spotted Redshank was along the broadwater. Also of note was passage of Starling during the day, with an estimated 3000 plus moving through in small parties.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER BREYDON WATER AT E/END 12:30 WITH GOLDEN PLOVERS

*CATTLE EGRET 16:15 CLEY N/OF WINDMILL & SHORT-EARED OWL. ACCESS ALONG SEAWALL ON W/SIDE OF RIVER GLAVEN TG.044.448

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE 15:55 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE ROYDON COMMON NWT THIS A/NOON

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 15:05 TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR CAFE IN TALL WILLOWS & WOODLARK FLEW WEST

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER W/PAST CLEY THIS A/NOON +BLACK-THROATED DIVER, 8 POMARINE SKUAS, 3 ARCTIC SKUAS, 150 LITTLE GULLS & 10 SNOW BUNTINGS

*5 LAPLAND BUNTINGS W/OVER CLEY NWT LATE MRNG +8 SNOW BUNTINGS ON SHINGLE BY ARNOLD'S MARSH & 3 LITTLE STINTS ON PAT'S POOL

*2 SHORELARKS SALTHOUSE THIS MRNG

*BLACK TERN FILBY BROAD ON RAFT

*BLACK REDSTART HUNSTANTON BOAT CLUB BY CARAVANS 10:00

*BLACK REDSTART HOLME NWT ON ROOF OF THE FIRS 12:50

*2 SHORT-EARED OWLS HOLME NWT 15:55

 

Monday 31st October 2011

Highlights today included both Merlin and Short-eared Owl in off the sea, with a Short-eared Owl  seen hunting most of the afternoon over the freshmarsh. One, possibly two Peregrines were seen during the day, and birds recorded over flying the reserve included 3 siskin, 2 Rock Pipit and a Redpoll.Seawatching produced counts that included 105 gannets, 7 Red-throated Divers, 26 Common Scoter, 13 Great crested Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 9 Little Gull.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET 15:55 NE/OF BLAKENEY VIEWABLE DISTANTLY FROM FRIARY HILLS NT

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH AT W/END OF PINES 13:45

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WINTERTON NORTH DUNES N/OF BEACH CAFE 10:45

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE 14:20 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL

*2 SWIFT SP. SHERINGHAM OVER E/END 15:30

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB ON MEADOW TRAIL +SPOONBILL, 3 SLAVONIAN GREBES, RED-NECEKD GREBE, BLACK-THROATED DIVER & WATER PIPIT

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER CLEY AT ARDEN HOUSE 13:45 & YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER BELOW BOX HOUSE 15:35

*LAPLAND BUNTING HOLME NEAR GOLF COURSE ON BEACH

*SHORT-EARED OWL HOLME FLEW IN OFF SEA THIS MRNG +MERLIN, PEREGRINE, SLAVONIAN GREBE & 18 SNOW BUNTINGS

*8 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH

Sunday 30th October 2011

Some good seawatching today, highlights were 2 Long-tailed Ducks (both drakes), 11 Common Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 5 Gannets, 12 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Slavonian Grebes, 1 Arctic Skua west, and 4 Razorbills. Brisk southerlies made viewing small birds difficult, however 2 Rock Pipits and 2 Redpoll sp flew over calling and 12 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 DOWITCHER SP. E/OVER THORNHAM HARBOUR 07:40 & LAPLAND BUNTING

*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY N/OF FRIARY HILLS VIEWABLE FROM GATE 10:30

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS BURNHAM OVERY AT W/END OF HOLKHAM PINES & 2 SPOONBILLS

 *BALEARIC SHEARWATER W/PAST KELLING 09:30

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER CLEY AT W/END OF HILLTOP BELOW BOX HOUSE 08:15

*SHORELARK BLAKENEY POINT NEAR SEAWATCHING HIDE

*SHORELARK W/OVER CLEY BEACH C/PK 10:45 & 2 RED-NECKED GREBES ON SEA DRIFTING WEST 11:25

*HOODED CROW WAXHAM FLEW OVER PIPE DUMP TWDS WARREN FARM 09:05

*13 SHAGS CROMER W/PAST GOLF COURSE BY 08:00

*2 RED-NECKED GREBES OFF SALTHOUSE DRIFTING EAST 07:50 & BLACK-THROATED DIVER PAST

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER THIS A/NOON OFF SALTHOUSE ON SEA SHOWING WELL & 7 SHAGS

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF KELLING ON SEA 10:30

*2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF HOLME NOA THIS MRNG +GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, ARCTIC SKUA, 2 SLAVONIAN GREBES, 4 RAZORBILLS, 12 SNOW BUNTINGS & SHORT-EARED OWL SE/OF OBS

*1+JACK SNIPE KELLING WATER MEADOWS 14:30

*BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON AT NORTH MARKET ROAD ON NEW BUILDINGS

 

Saturday 29th October 2011

A dull damp start turning to a beautiful sunny but breezy afternoon at the Observatory. Seawatching produced 50 Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter, 1 Red-throated and 2 Black-throated Divers, 7 Gannets, 1 Pom Skua and 3 Kittiwakes. Overhead migration included 8 Bearded Tits, 1200+ Starlings, 60 Blackbirds, 10 Fieldfares, 35 Redwings, 2 Grey Wagtails, 10 Rock Pipits, 7 Redpoll and 3 Bullfinches. In the moth traps 2 Green Brindled Crescents, 10 Large Wainscots and a Beaded Chestnut.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED-RUMPED SWALLOW N/OVER SEA PALLING 11:00+2 SWALLOW

*UNCON RPT ALPINE SWIFT NW/OVER EAST DEREHAM 14:05

*CATTLE EGRET 16:20 BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH N/OF FRIARY HILLS NT 

*CATTLE EGRET BTW SALTHOUSE AND WALSEY HILLS NOA IN CATTLE FIELD N/OF A149 11:40

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM NNR AT W/END OF PINES 16:15 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY IN DUNES 13:45 

*NO SIGN OF 1w DAURIAN SHRIKE HORSEY THIS MRNG

*NO SIGN OF PALLAS'S WARBLER HOLME BY 11:00

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB IN PICNIC AREA 

*6 LITTLE AUK PAST TITCHWELL RSPB+POMARINE SKUA, LONG-TAILED DUCK, WATER PIPIT & RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*2 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB

*3 SABINE'S GULL PAST CLEY NWT BY LATE MRNG+2+ LITTLE AUK & 3 POMARINE SKUA 

*GREY PHALAROPE WAXHAM ON SEA c400YDS S/OF CHURCH 10:43

*GREY PHALAROPE OFF HORSEY ON SEA 13:15+GREAT NORTHERN DIVER S/PAST & RED-NECKED GREBE 

*1w GREY PHALAROPE 16:15 BREYDON WATER RSPB FROM SOUTH WALL THEN W/+CURLEW SANDPIPER

*2 COMMON CRANE 10:40 HORSEY NEAR WINDPUMP E/OF B1159 

*POMARINE SKUA PAST HOLME+2 VELVET SCOTER & 2 BLACK-THROATED DIVER

*BLACK GUILLEMOT RPTD E/PAST SHERINGHAM 10:00+RED-NECKED GREBE & GREAT NORTHERN DIVER

*MALE BLACK REDSTART CROMER IN FIELD OPPOSITE LAYBY BY POLICE STATION+FIRECREST 

*1w LITTLE GULL NUNNERY LAKES BTO 09:20 THEN S/

*26 SHAG RPTD PAST WALCOTT 10:00+GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, BONXIE, 9 LITTLE GULL & LONG-TAILED DUCK

*16 SHAG OFF WAXHAM AT DUSK 

*JACK SNIPE KELLING WATER MEADOWS 

 

Friday 28th October 2011

Highlights on the sea today included 130 Common Scoter, 13 Red throated Divers, single Great Northern and Black-throated Divers, 2 Artic Skuas and 4 Great Skuas. A passage of Little Gulls was evident, with one count made of 142 birds. Interesting birds noted in the recording area included  6 Yellowhammers, 3 Lapland Buntings, 3 Water Rails and a Stonechat. The Pallas's warbler was again present on the NWT reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w DAURIAN SHRIKE 15:40 HORSEY 150YDS N/OF END OF NELSON HEAD TRACK SHOWING WELL

*PALLAS'S WARBLER 17:25 HOLME IN SEA BUCKTHORN & WILLOWS OPPOSITE GORE POINT cMIDWAY ALONG ACCESS TRACK TO NOA/NWT

*PALLAS'S WARBLER BURNHAM OVERY DUNES IN SEA BUCKTHORN JUST E/OF GUN HILL AT 11:00 cTF854457

*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH AT 13:00

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/END OF HOLKHAM PINES DRIFTING S/TOWARDS HOLKHAM HALL AT 11:17

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB ON MEADOW TRAIL+PROB SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF NEAR FEN HIDE BRIEFLY AT 15:30 . SLAVONIAN GREBE+RED-NECKED GREBE & 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFFSHORE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 15:45 WELLS WOODS FROM PATH AT W/END OF PINEWOODS HOLIDAY PARK+PROB SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TRIMINGHAM AT WOODLAND HOLIDAY PARK 100YDS BEYOND ENTRANCE IN WOOD ON RIGHT

*6 POMARINE SKUA E/PAST SHERINGHAM BY 11:20+2 BALEARIC SHEARWATER, 5 LITTLE AUK, 8 BONXIE, BLACK-THROATED DIVER, 1025 LITTLE GULL, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER & SLAVONIAN GREBE . 2 GREY PHALAROPE ON SEA

*POMARINE SKUA PAST KELLING+ARCTIC SKUA, BONXIE & 70 LITTLE GULL LINGERING OFFSHORE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER CLEY AT W/END OF HILLTOP AT REED COTTAGE WITH TIT FLOCK LATE MRNG

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER CLEY AT W/END OF HILLTOP AT 13:10

*POSS SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF WELLS WOODS JUST BEYOND NE/CORNER OF THE DELL IN CEDAR

*5 POMARINE SKUA PAST BLAKENEY POINT+SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF 12:15 AT THE HOOD

*5 POMARINE SKUA PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK BETWEEN 09:40 & MIDDAY+GREY PHALAROPE, RED-NECKED GREBE, 3 ARCTIC SKUA & 500+ LITTLE GULL

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING PAST HOLME+2 ARCTIC SKUA, 4 BONXIE, BLACK-THROATED DIVER, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER & 142 LITTLE GULL

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER E/PAST SALTHOUSE AT 09:25

*LITTLE AUK CLEY E/PAST BEACH C/PK AT 09:25

*3 LITTLE AUK CLEY PAST EAST BANK+ARCTIC SKUA

*2 LITTLE AUKS PAST KELLING

*6 LONG-TAILED DUCK S/PAST WAXHAM

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER STIFFKEY BY WHIRLIGIG+SHORT-EARED OWL

*BLACK REDSTART 15:10 SALTHOUSE AT LITTLE EYE

*BLACK TERN S/PAST WAXHAM AT 12:30

 

Thursday 27th October 2011

Highlights today on the reserve included a Crossbill, at least one Brambling and Water Rail. A Peregrine was again over the freshmarsh, and on the adjacent NWT reserve and dunes a Wryneck and a Pallas's Warbler were present.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w DAURIAN SHRIKE 15:55 HORSEY 150YDS N/OF END OF END OF NELSON HEAD TRACK SHOWING WELL+2 GREY PHALAROPE ON SEA

*PALLID SWIFT CLEY TILL 17:40 THEN FLEW NW/OVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR

*CATTLE EGRET 12:25 BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH VIEWABLE FROM FRIARY HILLS NT+POSS PALLID SWIFT OVER FRIARY HILLS NT 12:25

*PALLAS'S WARBLER 14:27 HOLME cMIDWAY BETWEEN NOA/NWT ENTRANCE GATE & RESERVE C/PKS IN WILLOWS & SEA BUCKTHORN OPPOSITE GORE POINT

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE ROYDON COMMON NWT AT 10:00

*WRYNECK HOLME BY BEACH PATH THRU GOLF COURSE BETWEEN HOLME BEACH C/PK & BEACH IN HAWTHORN SCRUB AT 10:55

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB ON MEADOW TRAIL+JACK SNIPE ON FRESHMARSH

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER CLEY AT W/END OF HILL TOP WITH TIT FLOCK

*SOOTY SHEARWATER W/PAST CLEY 

*SWIFT BLAKENEY OVER FRIARY HILLS NT AT 11:07

*19 LITTLE GULL PAST SHERINGHAM EARLY MRNG

*3 TWITE STIFFKEY FRESHMARSH

*DRK VELVET SCOTER CLEY OFF N/END OF EAST BANK+JUV SHAG & 3 SNOW BUNTING E/OF EAST BANK

*2 BLACK REDSTART GREAT YARMOUTH BY CEMETERY IN PADDOCKS & ALLOTMENTS

 PALLID SWIFT SHERINGHAM AT BEESTON BUMP AT DUSK

Wednesday 26th October 2011 

Highlights today included a Ringtail Hen Harrier, two Lapland buntings , Water Rail, six Brambling and a Little Stint, again viewable from the NWT hide. On the sea 27 Common Scoter and a Red-breasted Merganser were noted, along with an adult Mediterranean Gull and eight Snow Buntings on the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w DAURIAN SHRIKE 13:00 HORSEY MIDWAY BETWEEN HORSEY CORNER C/PK & END OF NELSON HEAD TRACK

*PALLID SWIFT 17:25 SW/OF WEST RUNTON OVER BEESTON HALL SCHOOL VIEWABLE FROM NEAR BEESTON BUMP

*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH WITH CATTLE IN 1ST FIELD N/OF FRIARY HILLS NT

*PALLAS'S WARBLER HEMSBY

*RED-THROATED PIPIT SALTHOUSE E/OVER GRAMBOROUGH HILL AT 10:50 .

*RICHARD'S PIPIT E/OVER SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK AT 09:18

 

Tuesday 25th October 2011 

Highlights around the reserve today included Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Peregrine and 2 Stonechat. 2 Water Rails were calling from the edge of the broadwater and a Little Stint was viewable from the NWT hides. Once again migrating passerines were evident with 5 new Robins and five new Blackcaps trapped, with one of the Robins wearing a Belgium ring giving some clues as to where these birds are originating from.

 

Monday 24th October 2011 

Seawatching today produced 45 Common Scoter, single Eider and Goldeneye, 118 Gannets, 2 Red-throated Divers and a Peregrine.

Over a 1000 Pink-feet were on the freshmarsh throughout the day, along with a Peregrine and five Marsh Harriers. Small numbers of migrating thrushes and finches were noted during the day and a Jack Snipe was showing well at times from the NWT hide over looking the broadwater.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w DAURIAN SHRIKE TILL 17:10 HORSEY MIDWAY BTW HORSEY CORNER C/PK & END OF NELSON HEAD TRACK THEN FLEW NORTH & LOST TO VIEW

*CATTLE EGRET LATE A/NOON BLAKENEY ON FRESHMARSH VIEWABLE FROM FRIARY HILLS

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM PINES OVER FIELDS BTW SEAWALL & A149 AT 14:45

*POSS 1w GULL-BILLED TERN CLEY FLEW E/ALONG TIDELINE 08:00

*CORY'S SHEARWATER RPTD W/PAST SHERINGHAM MID MRNG & BALEARIC SHEARWATER

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS 12:30

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB BY BOARDWALK PAST FEEDING STATION

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB

*BLACK REDSTART GORLESTON AT BEACON PARK

 

Sunday 23rd October 2011

Seawatching today produced 39 Brent Geese, 140 Common Scoters, a drake Goldeneye west, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, 14 Red-throated Divers, 76 Gannets, 17 Great Crested Grebes and a single Little Gull feeding offshore. A Merlin was of note. Migrants included 35 Goldcrests, 4 Bearded Tits, 60 Skylarks, 520 Starlings, 3 Ring Ouzels, 120 Blackbirds, 25 Fieldfares, 70 Song Thrushes, 95 Redwings, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Tree Sparrows, 1 Grey Wagtail, 52 Meadow Pipits, 15 Rock Pipits, 448 Chaffinches, 1 Bramblings, 236 Greenfinches, 25 Siskins, 3 Redpoll sp, 8 Crossbills, 5 Bullfinches, 2 Lapland Buntings west, 4 Yellowhammers and 29 Reed Buntings. A Great White Egret flew west from Gore Point at approx 8.30am.

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HOLME NW/OVER GORE POINT OUT TOWARDS THE SEA AT 08:34

*CATTLE EGRET 13:10 BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH VIEWABLE FROM FRIARY HILLS SHOWING WELL

*PALLAS'S WARBLER WAXHAM TRAPPED & RINGED IN AREA WITH NO GENERAL ACCESS THIS MRNG+2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER

*2 JUV POMARINE SKUA PAST GREAT YARMOUTH BETWEEN 07:30 & 09:30+ARCTIC SKUA, BONXIE & 2 LITTLE GULL

*DOTTEREL 12:39 TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE WITH GOLDEN PLOVER SHOWING WELL

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB ON MEADOW TRAIL AT 14:05

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER BETWEEN GLANDFORD & SMOKERS HOLE ALONG MINOR ROAD NEAR WOODLAND

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS AT 16:00 IN COPSE AT END OF GARDEN DROVE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE THIS MRNG

*CORY'S SHEARWATER RPTD W/PAST SHERINGHAM AT 13:05

 

Saturday 22nd October 2011

A beautiful sunny day with increasing south-easterly winds, highlights today were a Whooper Swan over west, 6 Red-throated Divers and 50 Gannets on the sea, 2 Water Rails, a Short-eared Owl over just west of Gore Point, 6 Bearded Tits over calling, and 10 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings, 7 Siskins, 2 Redpoll sp, 2 Crossbills and a Yellowhammer were also of note. A Glossy Ibis flew west past the NWT visitors centre at approx 2.25pm.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GLOSSY IBIS W/OVER HOLME NWT 14:25 

*GLOSSY IBIS W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 14:20 

*GLOSSY IBIS KELLING WATER MEADOWS 11:05 THEN FLEW TWDS SALTHOUSE

*CATTLE EGRET 15:00 BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH IN CATTLE FIELD VIEWED FROM FRIARY HILLS +POSS GREAT GREY SHRIKE BRIEFLY EARLY MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BRANCASTER OVER GOLF COURSE LATE A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD E/OVER W/END OF HOLKHAM PINES 15:00 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD E/OVER BURNHAM OVERY 14:40

 

Friday 21st October 2011

South westerlies made viewing difficult but highlights today included 570 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver and 17 Gannets on the sea, a Peregrine in off the sea, 10 Redwings, 1 Stonechat, 2 Rock Pipits, 200+ Chaffinches, 6 Bramblings, 15 Siskins, 10 Crossbills, 3 Snow Buntings and 2 Lapland Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GLOSSY IBIS NW/OVER WAXHAM BARNS AT 11:10 & APPEARED TO LAND

*CATTLE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH VIEWED FROM FRIARY HILLS AT 17:40+GREAT GREY SHRIKE VIEWABLE FROM FRIARY HILLS/SEAWALL

*PROB JUV SAKER W/OVER CLEY AT 12:45 THEN PAST HOLME AT 14:15

*BLACK BRANT WELLS HARBOUR AT 17:10 WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE 

 

**OBSERVERS PLEASE CHECK ANY PEREGRINE TYPES - POSSIBLE JUV SAKER SEEN AT HOLME, NOTES FROM CHRIS MILLS AS FOLLOWS:

A large falcon was seen flying in off the sea, first noted aprroximate 1 mile offshore approx 1415. The bird is at the largest end of the scale for Peregrine, Saker, Lanner. Although we felt the structure to be similar to a very large female Peregrine. It was mobbed by two Common Gulls & the birds wingspan was similar in size, & obviously thicker set. The mask was ill defined, the moustachials are evident but not strong, the crown & nape are brownish & pale to the rear. The upperparts are a mid brown, with very evident, fresh heavy scalloping to all of the upper wing coverts, the main secondaries & primaries, slightly darker without the fringing. The underparts have a creamy ground colour, with uniform thick, elongated, dark streaking all the way from the throat &breast, extending well on to the flanks & underparts. We did not note whether the vent area was streaked & if the bird is seen again this would be a worthwhile field note to check.

Any obs seeing this bird; would be useful to assess size & tail length especially.

 

Thursday 20th October 2011

A beautiful clear day, seawatching produced 15 Eider, 2 Red-throated Divers, 114 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Arctic Skuas, 5 Great Skuas, 115 Kittiwakes, 2 Guillemots and 6 Razorbills. Other birds of note included a Spoonbill west, Short-eared Owl, 3 Bearded Tits, 7 Rock Pipits, 5 Bramblings, 25 Siskins, 9 Crossbills and 4 Snow Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET 15:00 BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH IN FIELD WITH CATTLE N/OF TRACK 

*3 GREY PHALAROPE OFF OVERSTRAND THIS A/NOON

*GREY PHALAROPE 12:47 WAXHAM BARN IN PLOUGHED FIELD

*2 LITTLE AUK PAST SALTHOUSE+BLACK GUILLEMOT RPTD W/AT 14:06 & PUFFIN

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

*5 LAPLAND BUNTING W/OVER BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 

*2 COMMON CRANE HORSEY CORNER JUST E/OF B1159 AT 10:40

*SPOONBILL W/OVER HOLME NWT+4 SNOW BUNTING, SHORT-EARED OWL & COMMON CROSSBILL 

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM GAP IN PINES NEAR PILLBOX AT 11:05

*MALE HEN HARRIER STIFFKEY NEAR CAMPSITE 16:00+SHORT-EARED OWL 

*PURPLE SANDPIPER SHERINGHAM BY THE CROWN PUB ON GROYNE 17:30

*AD WHOOPER SWAN NUNNERY LAKES BTO 

 

Wednesday 19th October 2011

Visual migration continued today with 2 Short-eared Owls in off the sea, over 2,000 Starlings, 5 Rock Pipits, 100+ Greenfinches, 30+ Siskins and 3 Crossbills of particular note. On the sea 865 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter, 13 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Pom Skua, 14 Arctic Skuas, 18 Bonxies and 14 Auk sp recorded. A Merlin was hunting along the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PROB CENTRAL ASIAN LESSER WHITETHROAT BLAKENEY POINT IN PLANTATION 15:38

*GLOSSY IBIS RPTD BINTREE MILL IN CHANNEL BRIEFLY AT 17:45 THEN FLEW S/ & APPEARED TO LAND 

 

Tuesday 18th October 2011

A quiet day on the reserve with a strong westerly wind making viewing difficult. Highlights included several flyover Siskins, Tree Sparrows and a Woodcock. Activity on the sea included 6 Little Gull, 250 Common Scoter, 3 Arctic Skua, 4 Red-brested Mergansers and 4 Red-throated Divers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE DERSINGHAM BOG NR c50YDS SE/OF BOARDWALK AT 14:10+c10 COMMON CROSSBILL

*RICHARD'S PIPIT S/OVR HORSEY CORNER C/PK AT 14:10+BALEARIC SHEARWATER PAST N/AT 14:20

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD OVER WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD JUST W/OF CAISTER S/OVER BYPASS AT 10:48

*JUV SABINE'S GULL W/PAST SHERINGHAM AT 08:27

*JUV SABINE'S GULL W/PAST WEYBOURNE AT 08:42

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER STIFFKEY CAMP SITE WOOD+BLACK BRANT ON SALTMARSH

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 08:56 STIFFKEY FEN N/OF A149 400YDS ALONG TRACK IN SALLOWS BY RIVER

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES BY HERMANUS RESTAURANT+BLACK REDSTART

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB ON MEADOW TRAIL THIS A/NOON

*2 BLACK-THROATED DIVER TITCHWELL RSPB+2 SLAVONIAN GREBE, PUFFIN, VELVET SCOTER, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCK & CURLEW SANDPIPER

 

Monday 17th October 2011 

Birds of interest around the observatory today included single Peregrine, Wheatear, Swallow, Redpoll and Crossbill and at least 1500 Starlings were noted in several flocks. A Rough legged Buzzard was seen over the freshmarsh from the NWT visitor centre and a probable juvenile Pallid Harrier briefly along Thornham Channel. On the sea 5 Long-tailed Ducks, 2000 Common Scoter, 2 Velvet Scoter and 2 Sandwich Terns were noteworthy.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF PROB BLYTH'S REED WARBLER STIFFKEY CAMP SITE WOOD ON N/SIDE BY 11:54

*JUV PALLID HARRIER THORNHAM CHANNEL BRIEFLY .5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF HOLME+2 VELVET SCOTERS

*JUV PALLID HARRIER BRANCASTER WSW/OVER BEACH ROAD AT 09:20+2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER ON NW/SIDE OF VILLAGE

*RADDE'S WARBLER WEYBOURNE BY BEACH C/PK AT 08:45 BUT VERY ELUSIVE

*GREAT WHITE EGRET WEYBOURNE W/OVER BEACH C/PK AT 11:10

*GREAT WHITE EGRET 14:20 HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH ON POOL W/OF JOE JORDAN HIDE

*GREAT WHITE EGRET SALTHOUSE N/OF DUN COW PUB LATE MRNG

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE LATE MRNG DERSINGHAM BOG NR NEAR BOARDWALK BUT DISTANT

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLME NWT FROM VISITOR CENTRE BUT DISTANT

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WAXHAM S/ALONG DUNES AT 14:30

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 10:00 WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES+BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFFSHORE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER STIFFKEY FEN ALONG TRACK N/OF A149

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD

*SNOW BUNTING MORSTON HARBOUR c100YDS W/OF NT BUILDING

 

Sunday 16th October 2011

There was no further sign of yesterday's Red-flanked Bluetail. Visual migration included 6 Bearded Tits, 30 Skylarks, 65 Blackbirds, 2 Fieldfares, 25 Song Thrushes, 15 Redwings, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 20 Robins, 2 Stonechats, 11 Tree Sparrows, 1 Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtails, 45 Meadow Pipits, 6 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings, 9 Crossbills, 2 Lapland Buntings and 2 Yellowhammers. On the sea 2 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, 6 Gannets, 7 Great Crested Grebes and a Kittiwake were of interest. 2 Hen Harriers and a Merlin were seen over the marsh, and a Yellow-browed Warbler was at the east end of Holme Village. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET N/OVER SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK 12:05

*RICHARD'S PIPIT CROMER W/OVER LIGHTHOUSE 09:05+23 COMMON CROSSBILL 

*RICHARD'S PIPIT W/OVER WEST RUNTON CLIFFTOP C/PRK 07:50 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BELTON MARSH THIS A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD E/OVER WEYBOURNE 16:20

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CLEY NWT OVER EAST BANK 15:00 

*NORFOLK ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD S/OVER ROUGHAM 

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SNETTISHAM RSPB ON W/SIDE OF FOURTH PIT 10:10 BUT MOBILE 

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF RADDE'S WARBLER WEYBOURNE BUT YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER AYLMERTON IN PRIVATE GARDEN

 

Saturday 15th October 2011

A fantastic Red-flanked Bluetail was trapped and ringed at 7.45am, and stayed on the NOA and NWT reserves throughout the day, mainly in the area of the pines either side of the coastal path. Good visual migration also took place with highlights including 8 Short-eared Owls, a Firecrest, 8 Bearded Tits, 2 Swallows east, 1 Ring Ouzel along the east bank, 300+ Blackbirds, 10 Fieldfares, 40 Song Thrushes, 6 Redwings, 5 Mistle Thrushes, 6 Pied Wagtails, 8 Rock Pipits, 150 Chaffinches, 30 Bramblings, 300+ Greenfinches, 60 Siskins, 4 Crossbills, and 30 Reed Buntings. On the sea 1 Eider, 13 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 9 Gannets, and 3 Razorbills were seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN OF RUFOUS-TAILED ROBIN WARHAM GREENS BY 07:42 N/OF A149 IN HEDGE ALONG WESTERNMOST TRACK BETWEEN CONCRETE PAD & SALTMARSH BUT ELUSIVE TF943433

*RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL HOLME NOA 17:30 IN PINES ON SEAWARD SIDE BEHIND OBS+8 SHORT-EARED OWL, FIRECREST, GARDEN WARBLER & 4 COMMON CROSSBILL

*RADDE'S WARBLER 13:39 WEYBOURNE BEACH C/PK BUT VERY ELUSIVE

*PROB HUME'S WARBLER WARHAM GREENS BY WHIRLIGIG AT c09:10 THEN FLEW INLAND ALONG HEDGE

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF BLUETHROAT W/OF STIFFKEY FEN BY 13:10

*2 RICHARD'S PIPIT WELLS WOODS E/ALONG BEACH+4 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER

*RICHARD'S PIPIT WARHAM GREENS ON SALTMARSH BY LARGE FOOTBRIDGE BUT ELUSIVE+2 RICHARDS PIPTS OVER SE/TOWARDS STIFFKEY CAMPSITE

*RICHARD'S PIPIT 13:20 SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL

*AD FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK ENE/OF WOODBASTWICK AT COCKSHOOT BROAD+HYBRID FERRUGINOUS TG346160

 

Friday 14th October 2011

Early morning migration took place again today with clearer conditions leaving things quiet later in the day. Highlights were a Spotted Redshank, 1 Barn Owl, 4 Short-eared Owls, 42 Skylarks, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Yellow-browed Warbler, 1 Ring Ouzel, 1 Fieldfare, 130 Blackbirds, 40 Song Thrushes, 60 Redwings, 2 Stonechats, 2 Tree Sparrows, 9 Rock Pipits, 6 Bramblings, 5 Siskins, 4 Redpoll sp, 3 Crossbills, 1 Lapland Bunting and a Yellowhammer.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RADDE'S WARBLER 16:42 WAXHAM CHURCHYARD IN HEDGE ON W/SIDE BUT ELUSIVE

*RICHARD'S PIPIT BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT c13:00+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END THIS A/NOON

*RICHARD'S PIPIT N/OF WELLS AT EAST HILLS+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER, 2 LAPLAND BUNTING, RING OUZEL, WOODLARK, SHORT-EARED OWL & 3 BARNACLE GOOSE

*RICHARD'S PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB W/ALONG BEACH THIS MRNG+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER ON MEADOW TRAIL AT 08:30

*RICHARD'S PIPIT SALTHOUSE C/PK THEN FLEW W/

*RICHARD'S PIPIT BLAKENEY POINT IN OFF SEA MID A/NOON+PURPLE SANDPIPER

*BARRED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS IN PIT W/OF W/TRACK AT 16:25 SHOWING WELL

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE WEST RUNTON W/ALONG CLIFFTOP AT 08:15

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SHERINGHAM CLIFFS AT W/END OF GOLF COURSE BRIEFLY AT 08:00

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 1/2ML S/OF WAXHAM IN HEDGE 300YDS ALONG FOOTPATH FROM ROAD SHOWING WELL

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE BURNHAM NORTON JUST N/OF PARKING AREA

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES BUT ELUSIVE+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER & SHORT-EARED OWL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BACTON IN OF SEA AT 16:20

 

Thursday 13th October 2011

A major migration took place today including an amazing 11 Short-eared Owls in off the sea at Holme, and another 2 earlier in the day over the marsh. Other birds of note on the sea were 3 Eider, 266 Common Scoters, 9 Red-throated Divers, 73 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, and a single Kittiwake. Other migration included 2 Woodcocks, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshanks, 2 Wheatears, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 80 Blackbirds, 60 Fieldfares, 120 Song Thrushes, 250 Redwings, 13 Mistle Thrushes, 8 Bearded Tits, 4 Swallows, 7 Crossbills, 10 Redpolls, 40 Reed Buntings, and 2 Lapland Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 15:00+COMMON CRANE ON W/OF MAIN PATH ON SALTMARSH AT 15:10. ALSO 40 SHORT-EARED OWL IN OF SEA

*RICHARD'S PIPIT SALTHOUSE FLEW W/BETWEEN BEACH C/PK & GRAMBOROUGH HILL AT 15:15+SHORT-EARED OWL

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 09:17 CLEY ON FENCE JUST E/OF BEACH C/PK

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 11:09 TITCHWELL RSPB ON SALTMARSH W/OF MAIN PATH+2 SHORT-EARED OWL IN OFF SEA

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 16:55 WARHAM GREENS SE/OF WHIRLYGIG

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 17:35 STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB W/OF RECEPTION HIDE+2 LAPLAND BUNTING THRU S/+WATER PIPIT

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SE/OF WAXHAM 400YDS SE/OF SHANGRI-LA CHALET AT END OF MONEY LANE THEN FLEW S/+SHORT-EARED OWL

*BARRED WARBLER WAXHAM c200YDS NW/OF SHANGRI-LA CHALET LATE A/NOON+1+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER

 

Wednesday 12th October 2011

Highlights today were 242 Pink-feet, 150 Gannets feeding offshore from the Golf Course, 2 Hen Harriers, a Short-eared Owl, 7 Bearded Tits, a single House Martin east, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcaps, a Barred Warbler seen early morning near the NOA car park, 3 Stonechats, 1 Grey Wagtail, 14 Rock Pipits, 6 Siskins, 3 Redpolls, 1 Crossbill and 2 Lapland Buntings. A Greenshank was on Redwell Marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 14:15 TITCHWELL RSPB ON MEADOW TRAIL +2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS FLEW EAST OVER FRESHMARSH & 2 SPOONBILLS FLEW WEST

*UNCON RPT EAGLE OWL E/OF TITCHWELL FLEW IN OFF SEA 12:45 & CONTINUED S/TWDS TITCHWELL CHURCH

*BLACK REDSTART WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY CAMP

 

Tuesday 11th October 2011

The highlights today was a ring-tail Hen Harrier seen several times over the marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER KING'S LYNN AT WEST LYNN NEAR ST.PETER'S CHURCH IN SCRUB 11:15 TF.611.198

*POMARINE SKUA W/PAST CLEY 12:45

*JUV BLACK-THROATED DIVER STIFFKEY FEN BY SLUICE GATE VIEWABLE FROM EMBANKMENT

*PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY NWT FROM BISHOP HIDE 12:25

 

Monday 10th October 2011 

A relatively quiet day at the obs, though an early morning 'vis mig' session from the dunes produced a Tree Pipit, Redpoll, c40 Siskins and a steady trickle of Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Skylark and Meadow Pipit. On the sea birds of note included 80 Brent Geese, 150 Wigeon, 13 Common Scoter, 21 Gannet and 2 Arctic Skuas.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RICHARD'S PIPIT CLEY S/OVER THE SKIRTS 10:25

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WAXHAM 350YDS SE/OF SHANGRI-LA CHALET IN TIT FLOCK 17:30 

 

Sunday 9th October 2011

Highlights today were again on the sea, with 279 Brent Geese, 36 Shelduck, 739 Wigeon, 3 Gadwall, 153 Teal, 2 Eider, 307 Common Scoters, 2 Velvet Scoters, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 20 Gannets, 4 Grey Herons, 2 Peregrines, 3 Avocets, 2 Arctic Skuas and 2 Sandwich Terns of note. Also of interest were 6 Song Thrushes, 4 Redwings, 30 Meadow Pipits, 6 Rock Pipits, 7 Crossbills and a single Lapland Bunting. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM NORFOLK 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER CROMER IN WARREN WOOD MIDDAY

*4 POMARINE SKUA PAST SHERINGHAM BETWEEN 07:00 & MIDDAY+2 ARCTIC SKUA, 7 BONXIE, 3JUV  ARCTIC TERN, BLACK-THROATED DIVER, FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK, 2 VELVET SCOTER & FEM HEN HARRIER

*LAPLAND BUNTING OVER HOLKHAM THIS A/NOON

*LAPLAND BUNTING OVER HOLME+7 COMMON CROSSBILL .2 ARCTIC SKUA & 2 VELVET SCOTERS PAST

*SHORT-EARED OWL TITCHWELL RSPB

*RING OUZEL HAPPISBURGH

*RING OUZEL CANTLEY BEET FACTORY

 

Saturday 8th October 2011

An excellent day on the sea again today with some land bird migration also of note. Seawatch highlights were 36 Brent Geese, 211 Wigeon, 90 Teal, 34 Pintail, 2 Tufted Ducks, 2 Scaup, 389 Common Scoters, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater, 126 Gannets, 1 Peregrine, 1 Merlin, 24 Pom Skuas, 23 Arctic SKuas, 2 Long-tailed Skuas, 29 Great Skuas, 4 Kittiwakes, 1 Med Gull, 4 Sandwich Terns, 1 Arctic Tern and 3 Guillemots. Other birds of note included 256 Pink-feet, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 40 Skylarks, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcaps, 4 Song Thrushes, 3 Redwings, 6 Mistle Thrushes, 1 Rock Pipit, 1 Brambling, 7 Siskins, 2 Crossbills, 2 Snow Buntings, 1 Lapland Bunting and a Yellowhammer.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*UNCON RPT DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL MID MRNG

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WINTERTON NORTH DUNES RINGED THIS MRNG

*2 LONG-TAILED SKUAS PAST HOLME +24 POMARINE SKUAS, 29 BONXIES, 23 ARCTIC SKUAS, MANX SHEARWATER, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 2 SCAUP, ARCTIC TERN & MED GULL. LAPLAND BUNTING OVER HOLME NOA & 2 SNOW BUNTINGS

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA CROMER 50YDS W/OF PIER 17:00-17:10 THEN FLEW WEST

*34 POMARINE SKUAS PAST SHERINGHAM BY 09:30 +5 BONXIES, 3 ARCTIC SKUAS & 2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS KELLING WATER MEADOWS

*BONXIE 500YDS S/OF CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS IN FIELD WITH GULLS 08:40

*WOODLARK WINTERTON NORTH DUNES THIS MRNG

 

Friday 7th October 2011

Seawatching was the focus of activity today with north westerlies producing plenty of interest. Highlights included 225 Pink-feet, 42 Brents, 3 Teal, 1 Eider, 155 Common Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 15 Red-throated Divers, 4 Sooty Shearwaters, 12 Manx Shearwaters, 227 Gannets, 11 Great Crested Grebes, 10 Pom Skuas, 71 Arctic Skuas, 44 Great Skuas, 24 Kittiwakes, 7 Sandwich Terns, and 2 Guillemots.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS 10:40 IN THE DELL

*POMARINE SKUA N/PAST HOPTON-ON SEA AT 16:40+BALEARIC SHEARWATER, ARCTIC SKUA, 2 BONXIE, PURPLE SANDPIPER & SHORT-EARED OWL IN OFF SEA

*10 POMARINE SKUA PAST HOLME NOA BETWEEN 07:50 & 16:30+4 SOOTY SHEARWATER, 71 ARCTIC SKUA, 12 MANX SHEARWATER & 15 RED-THROATED DIVER

*LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT IN EYE FILED+JUV SABINE'S GULL RPTD OFFSHORE

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING KELLING WATER MEADOWS BY POOL+LITTLE STINT

*BLACK TERN E/PAST SHERINGHAM BT 08:00

 

Thursday 6th October 2011

Highlights on the sea today were 244 Pink-footed Geese, 67 Brents, 26 Wigeon, 30 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Diver east, 2 Sooty Shearwatrs west, 2 Arctic Skuas, 34 Gannets, and 3 Sandwich Terns. Other birds of note were 3 Little Egrets, a ring-tail Hen Harrier west, and 2 Crossbills in the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 15:20 WELLS WOODS IN THE DELL

*5 LAPLAND BUNTINGS KELLING WATER MEADOWS

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER W/THRU HOLME NOA

*BLACK REDSTART S/OF BURNHAM DEEPDALE ON BALES

 

Wednesday 5th October 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET 

*RICHARD'S PIPIT BEESTON BUMP ON PUTTING GREEN BRIEFLY EARLY MRNG

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS IN THE DELL 11:00

*3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS E/OF KELLING WATER MEADOWS IN BARE FIELD & 2 JACK SNIPE LATE A/NOON

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS N/OVER HOPTON-ON-SEA THIS MRNG & SNOW BUNTING

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB & SLAVONIAN GREBE

 

Tuesday 4th October 2011

The Barred Warbler was again present in the NOA car park, Birds of note on the sea included a juvenile Pomarine Skua, plus 4 Arctics. Two Greenshanks and a Spotted Redshank were noted along the broadwater, seven Crossbills and a Redpoll were in the pines, and a Wheatear was seen along the approach road.

The moth trap included a splendid Merveille du jour.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BARRED WARBLER 10:15 HOLME NOA IN C/PK.ACCESS TO HOLME NOA C/PK 3 POUNDS TO NON-MEMBERS. IF VIEWING FROM PATH PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER CROMER AT NORTHREPPS ROAD IN GARDEN OF VALLEY COTTAGE AT 17:10

*LAPLAND BUNTING BLAKENEY POINT AT 12:45

*7 LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT 3 IN EYE FIELD & 4 ON EAST BANK . LAPLAND BUNTING SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL

*JACK SNIPE KELLING WATER MEADOWS NEAR PATH AT 17:00

 

Monday 3rd October 2011 

The Barred Warbler was again in the NOA car park for much of the day, though somewhat elusive. Activity on the sea was relatively quiet, with only two Red-throated Divers, 12 Arctic Skua and 24 Gannets of note. Two Spotted Redshank were in Thornham Harbour, whilst a third bird was seen several times along the Broadwater. Other sightings of note included 5 Crossbills, 2 Wheatears, 3 Rock Pipits, a Grey wagtail and a Short-eared Owl in off the sea.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RICHARD'S PIPIT SALTHOUSE TILL 12:30 IN FIELD SE/OF GRAMBOROUGH HILL THEN FLEW TOWARDS KELLING HARD

* BARRED WARBLER HOLME NOA IN C/PK.ACCESS TO HOLME NOA C/PK 3 POUNDS TO NON-MEMBERS. IF VIEWING FROM PATH PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB AT 16:11 CLOSE INSHORE FEEDING & SHOWING WELL

*4 LAPLAND BUNTING KELLING QUAGS LATE MRNG+12 COMMON CROSSBILL

*BLACK REDSTART 10:20 GORLESTON AT BEACON PARK

 

Sunday 2nd October 2011

A Barred Warbler was by the NOA car park for much of the day, showing well at times. On the sea 61 Brent Geese, 5 Common Scoters, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 12 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Gannets, 20 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 3 Arctic Skuas, 1 Great Skua, 13 Sandwich Terns and 2 Guillemots were seen. A Spotted Redshank, 4 Greenshanks, 12 Rock Pipits, 6 Siskins and a Crossbill were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BARRED WARBLER 14:05 HOLME NOA IN C/PK. PARKING IN NOA C/PK IS FOR PERMIT HOLDERS ONLY

*RICHARD'S PIPIT W/OVER SIDESTRAND 07:10

 

Saturday 1st October 2011

Highlights on and around the reserve today included 2 Med Gulls, ( adult and 2nd winter) 70 Pink-feet, 2 Black -throated and 1 Great Northern Diver,  Single Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Black Tern, Arctic Skua, Rock Pipit and Wheatear plus four Bearded Tits and three Lapland Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*UNCON RPT WHITE-TAILED EAGLE OVER CLEY 11:00

*4 LAPLAND BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS MRNG THEN FLEW TWDS THE BEACH & RED-NECKED GREBE OFFSHORE

*4 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WAXHAM FLEW IN OFF SEA & LANDED IN STUBBLE JUST S/OF WAXHAM ROAD 9:30

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS E/OVER CLEY NWT & LANDED JUST N/OF ARNOLD'S MARSH ON SHINGLE RIDGE 08:00

*POMARINE SKUA E/PAST SHERINGHAM 07:40

*10 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT

*PIED FLYCATCHER HOLME NOA BY OBS 15:40

Friday 30th September 2011 

Seawatching this morning produced 2 Black Terns, 4 Red-throated and 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Guillemots and 2 Arctic Skuas with 40 Great Crested Grebes noted just off shore. On the reserve 4 Stonechats, 2 Bearded Tits and a Great Spotted woodpecker were recorded, with 6 Greenshank noted flying over, and the Pied Flycatcher was still present at the rear of the NWT car park.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

4 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH 10:00

Thursday 29th September 2011

Visual migration was good early this morning, highlights including 96 Pink-feet, 26 Brent Geese, 15 Wigeon, 35 Teal, 3 Pintail, 3 Shoveler, 3 Tufted Ducks, 1 Little Egret, 5 Grey Herons, 6 Common Buzzards, 2 Whimbrel, 5 Greenshank, 11 Bearded Tits, 15 Skylarks, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Willow Warbler, 8 Blackcaps, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Whinchats, 5 Tree Sparrows, 39 Meadow Pipits, 4 Rock Pipits, 8 Siskins, 6 Redpoll sp, 1 Crossbill, 1 Yellowhammer and 13 Reed Buntings. A Pied Flycatcher was still in the NWT car park and on the sea 19 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Red-throated Divers, 29 Sandwich Terns, and 1 Common Tern were seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

POSS RICHARD'S PIPIT RPTD WEST RUNTON IN FIELD 200YDS E/OF C/PRK 14:00 

 

Wednesday 28th September 2011

A hot and clear day, highlights included 45 Pink-feet, 77 Brents, 40 Wigeon, 250+ Teal, 4 Marsh Harriers, 3 Common Buzzards, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Greenshanks, 2 Med Gulls, 6+ Bearded Tits, 12 Swallows, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 6 Mistle Thrushes west, 1 Redstart, 1 Stonechat and 2 Pied Flycatchers, 12 Siskins, 2 Redpoll sp, 1 Crossbill and a Bullfinch. A Barred Warbler was on the NWT reserve by the first hide.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BARRED WARBLER HOLME NWT BY FIRST HIDE IN TREES JUST RIGHT OF PATH 07:10

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT IN PLANTATION+REDSTART

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT THIS MRNG+2 GARGANEY, PIED FLYCATCHER & REDSTART

*LAPLAND BUNTING E/AT 08:00+SNOW BUNTING W/AT 07:00 

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER RPTD WALCOTT LINGERING OFFSHORE THIS MRNG 

*HOODED CROW W/OVER OVERSTRAND 09:05

*FEM PIED FLYCATCHER HOLME NWT IN C/PRK 

*2 MANDARIN TITCHWELL RSPB+2 LITTLE STINT 

 

Tuesday 27th September 2011

With beautiful weather conditions all day, some visual migration was apparent with 179 Pink-footed Geese, 20 Brent Geese west, 10 Wigeon, 12 Pintail, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshanks, 8 Swallows, 1 Tree Sparrow, 6 Pied Wagtails, 27 Meadow Pipits, 1 Siskin and 2 Redpoll sp flying over. Also of note were a Water Rail near the Broadwater, 3 Snipe, a 2nd year Med Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps and a Stonechat. A Pied Flycatcher was still in the NWT car park. Insect news included a Clouded Yellow butterfly outside the Observatory, a Humming-bird Hawk Moth, and 50 Lunar Underwings in the moth traps.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ICTERINE WARBLER CAISTER-ON-SEA S/OF LIFEBOAT SHED NEAR HIGH WATER MARK ON SHINGLE 16:20

*3 JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPERS CANTLEY BEET FACTORY

*LAPLAND BUNTING W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 10:55

*10 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT

 

Monday 26th September 2011

Highlights today were 60 Pink-feet, 47 Brents, 30 Wigeon , 26 Teal, 233 Gannets, 70 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Pomarine, 4 Arctic and 3 Great Skuas, 10 Grey Herons in off the sea and a Med Gull on the beach. A whinchat was along the edge of the broadwater, with four Stonechats also recorded. A small passage of Skylark was also evident with at least 60 noted during the day.,

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER RPTD E/PAST SHERINGHAM 07:20

*10 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT

*POMARINE SKUA PAST HOLME

*2 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT

*FEM PIED FLYCATCHER HOLME NWT IN SYCAMORE IN CAR PARK

 

Sunday 25th September 2011

Highlights today were 25 Pink-feet, 10 Brents, 35 Wigeon, 100 Teal, 38 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas, 11 Sandwich Terns, 3 Bearded Tits, 4 Swallows, a female Redstart, 1 Stonechat and 2 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN ARCTIC WARBLER BURNHAM OVERY DUNES BUT RICHARD'S PIPIT 07:20 THEN FLEW EAST

*4 JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPERS CANTLEY BEET FACTORY THIS EVNG BUT MOBILE & ELUSIVE

HOODED CROW HORSEY MILL BY B1159 VIEWABLE FROM LAYBY AT BACK OF SHEEP FIELD

 

Saturday 24th September 2011

Some visual migration was evident today especially in the morning, highlights included 21 Pink-footed Geese, 15 Brents, 20 Wigeon, 80 Teal, 4 Pintail, 105 Common Scoters, 11 Red-throated Divers, 1 Balearic Shearwater east, 290 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Pom Skua, 2 Great Skuas, an adult Med Gull, 3 Guillemots, 70+ Skylarks, 35 Swallows, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Stonechat, 1 Pied Flycatcher (still in the NWT Car Park), and 65 Meadow Pipits over. A Humming-bird Hawk moth was on the buddleia.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ARCTIC WARBLER 18:45 BURNHAM OVERY DUNES MIDWAY BTW END OF SEAWALL & W/END OF HOLKHAM PINES & PIED FLYCATCHER

*4 JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPERS CANTLEY BEET FACTORY 16:00 BUT MOBILE

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER E/PAST HOLME 10:05 & PIED FLYCATCHER BY NWT C/PK

*17 COMMON CRANES SW/OVER HORSEY MILL 11:45

*5 SPOONBILLS WELLS ON MARSH E/OF CHANNEL LATE A/NOON

 

Friday 23rd September 2011

A mild and beautifully sunny day at the Observatory, highlights were 60 Pink-footed Geese east towards Titchwell, a Red-throated Diver, 17 Gannets, 1 Arctic Skua and 12 Sandwich Terns on the sea, 10 Bearded Tits west, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, a female Redstart and a male Stonechat on the Obs reserve, 2 Siskins over calling, and the juvenile Pied Flycatcher was still in the NWT car park.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING JUST W/OF CLEY COASTGUARDS AT 09:15 & 2 WHINCHATS

*4 WILLOW EMERALD DAMSELFIES STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB IN DITCH ON NW/SIDE BY FEN TRAIL c100YDS W/OF RAILWAY CROSSING. TG336070

 

Thursday 22nd September 2011

On the sea today highlights included 65 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 9 Sandwich Terns and a Peregrine along the beach. 3 Little Egrets were at Gore Point and a Cetti's Warbler, a Blackcap, 1 Siskin and 1 Redpoll sp were also of interest. A juv Pied Flycatcher was in the NWT Car Park.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY ON SE/LAGOON BETWEEN 15:10 & 15:40 THEN FLEW W/

*LAPLAND BUNTING 07:26 SALTHOUSE AT END OF IRON ROAD BRIEFLY THEN FLEW W/

*LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD AT 08:59

*HOODED CROW WALCOTT IN FIELD OPPOSUTE THE LIGHTHOUSE PUB AT 15:20

*SNOW BUNTING W/OF NORWICH AT UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA OFF BLUEBELL ROAD ON GRASS BEHIND VICTORY HOUSE AT 18:00

*PIED FLYCATCHER HOLME NWT IN C/PK 

 

Wedesday 21st September 2011

Westerlies continued to subdue migration today, however seawatching produced 2 Common Scoters, 4 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 94 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Arctic Skua, 15 Sandwich Terns and a Guillemot. A major movement of hirundines this morning included at least 200 Swallows and 350 House Martins. 2 Cetti's Warblers were heard.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED-RUMPED SWALLOW CLEY NWT W/OVER N/END OF EAST BANK AT 12:19

*2 JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA OFF TITCHWELL RSPB AT 08:00 THEN FLEW W/+3 SPOONBILL, 3 LITTLE STINT & 5 CURLEW SANDPIPER

*HEN HARRIER CLEY NWT W/PAST N/END OF EAST BANK AT 12:20

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF HOLKHAM GAP AT MIDDAY

*SNOW BUNTING W/OF NORWICH AT UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA OFF BLUEBELL ROAD ON GRASS BEHIND VICTORIA HOUSE AT 14:49 SHOWING WELL

 

Tuesday 20th September 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER 19:10 CANTLEY BEET FACTORY IN NE/CORNER OF MAIN LAGOON

*LITTLE AUK PAST CLEY NWT 12:55 

 

Monday 19th September 2011 

Seawatching today produced counts of 668 Gannets, 131 Sandwich Terns, 131 Great Black-backed Gulls, 24 Red-throated Diver, 20 Great Skua, 8 Arctic Skua, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Balearic Shearwater and 1 Black Tern. On the reserve there were 2 Redstarts and a Pied flycatcher, with a second bird present in the car park of the NWT reserve. A single Rock Pipit and 10 Stonechats were also noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*UNCON RPT POSS FEA'S PETREL W/PAST CLEY 10:50 BUT DISTANT

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER W/PAST HOLME IN 3HRS +3 MANX SHEARWATERS, 15 BONXIES, 8 ARCTIC SKUAS, BLACK TERN & ARCTIC TERN

*POMARINE SKUA PAST CLEY 17:10

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON SALTMARSH

*6 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT

*2 PIED FLYCATCHERS HOLME NOA 12:52 & 2 REDSTARTS

Sunday 18th September 2011

Seawatching produced 30 Common Scoters, 9 Red-throated Divers, 1 Manx Shearwater, 100 Gannets, 1 Arctic and 1 Great Skua, and 20 Sandwich Terns. 15 Pink-feet and 12 Brents were also seen. 4 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 2 Bearded Tits, 300+ Swallows, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 15 Blackcaps, 1 Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Warblers, 2 Redstarts, 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 160+ Meadow Pipits, 2 Siskins and 3 Redpoll sp were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WRYNECK WINTERTON NORTH DUNES

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER 16:05 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*HONEY BUZZARD TITCHWELL FLEW IN OFF SEA 12:30

*LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY JUST W/OF COASTGUARDS 09:20

*6 SPOONBILLS STIFFKEY GREENS 13:00

*SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN & CURLEW SANDPIPER

 

Saturday 17th September 2011

Highlights today were again on the sea, with 68 Brent Geese, 176 Wigeon, 102 Teal, 33 Tufted Ducks, 255 Common Scoters, 9 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 4 Fulmars, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Balearic Shearwater, 284 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Pom Skua, 28 Arctic Skuas, 1 Great Skua, 1 Little Tern, 53 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns, and 1 Guillemot recorded during the day. Other birds of note were 4 Buzzards, 1 Hobby, 2 Peregrines, 2 Greenshanks, 2 Redstarts, 2 Rock Pipits, 1 Siskin, 1 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY 

*WRYNECK WINTERTON DUNES ON FENCE OPP. TOAD PONDS 10:14 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOOD JUST W/OF THE DELL WITH TIT FLOCK 11:25 

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB+BLACK TERN

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER W/PAST HOLME NOA 09:20+MANX SHEARWATER, POMARINE SKUA, BONXIE, 28 ARCTIC SKUA, BLACK-THROATED DIVER & 9 RED-THROATED DIVER

 

Friday 16th September 2011

At Holme NOA today, seawatching was the highlight with 14 Brent Geese, 65 Wigeon, 135 Teal, 2 Eider, 88 Common Scoters, a staggering 78 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars, 5 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Balearic Shearwaters, 800 Gannets, 1 Pom Skua, 29 Arctic Skuas, 20 Great Skuas, 2 Black Terns, 94 Sandwich Terns, 48 Common Terns, 3 Arctic Terns and 2 Guillemots recorded. Other birds of interest today were 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine, 1 Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshanks, 2 Garden Warblers, 6 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Tree Pipit, 40+ Meadow Pipits, 1 Rock Pipit and 3 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*FEA'S PETREL W/PAST SHERINGHAM AT 06:53

*LONG-TAILED SKUA PAST HORSEY GAP BETWEEN 11:00 & 13:30+3 BONXIE, MANX SHEARWATER & PIED FLYCATCHER

*GREY PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT 15:25

*POMARINE SKUA W/PAST CLEY AT 09:23+3 SOOTY SHEARWATER, 16 BONXIE & 9 MANX SHEARWATER

*7 POMARINE SKUA W/PAST SHERINGHAM BETWEEN 06:15 & 11:15+3 BALEARIC SHEARWATER & 18 SOOTY SHEARWATER

*POMARINE SKUA PAST HOLME NOA+2 BALEARIC SHEARWATER, 29 ARCTIC SKUA, 20 BONXIE, 2 BLACK TERN, 3 ARCTIC TERN, 78 RED-THROATED DIVER & 800 GANNET

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER E/PAST CLEY AT 07:30

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER SALTHOUSE E/PAST GRAMBOROUGH HILL AT 11:20

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER E/PAST CLEY AT 11:10

*2 BALEARIC SHEARWATER E/PAST HOLME AT 12:12

*2 BALEARIC SHEARWATER PAST WAXHAM AT 15:15

*DRK VELVET SCOTER HOLME OFF GORE POINT AT 09:30+ARCTIC SKUA

*SHORT-EARED OWL OVER KELLING HARD AT 16:35

 

Thursday 15th September 2011

Pink-footed Geese were coming in all through the day at the Observatory with 637 counted. Also of interest were 18 Wigeon, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 8 Greenshanks, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 15 Blackcaps, 15 Reed Warblers, 1 Redstart, 4 Stonechats, 200+ Meadow Pipits, 3 Siskins, 2 Redpoll sp, and 25 Reed Buntings. On the sea 87 Common Scoters, 3 Velvet Scoters, 7 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars, 6 Manx Shearwaters, 389 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Pom Skua, 21 Arctic Skuas, 29 Great Skuas, 2 Little Terns, 78 Sandwich Terns and 3 Common Terns were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY *LOTHIAN 2 POMARINE SKUA HOUND POINT

*POMARINE SKUA PAST HOLME NOA+21 ARCTIC SKUA, 29 BONXIE, 6 MANX SHEARWATER, 3 VELVET SCOTER, 7 RED-THROATED DIVER, 637 PINK-FOOTED GEESE & 18 WIGEON

*POMARINE SKUA E/PAST CLEY NWT AT 11:25+MANX SHEARWATER

*SPOONBILL W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB+LITTLE STINT, 6 CURLEW SANDPIPER & 6 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*YELLOW-LEGGED GULL LOWESTOFT ON GROYNE NEAR LINKS ROAD C/PK THIS A/NOON

 

Wednesday 14th September 2011

Highlights at sea today included 38 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Eider, 100 Common Scoter, 1 Velvet Scoter,1 Sooty Shearwater, 80 Manx Shearwaters, 380 Gannets, 9 Great crested Grebes, 17 Arctic Skuas, 14 Great Skuas, 1031 Tern sp, 1 Black Tern, 18 Arctic Tern, and 2 Guillemots.

Two male Stonechats were on Thornham Bank and at nearby Thornham Harbour one Greenshank and single Tree Pipit and Wheatear were noteworthy.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*9 SPOONBILL HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FROM WASHINGTON HIDE AT 10:30

*3 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT+LITTLE STINT, CURLEW SANDPIPER, AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, 12 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE & MANX SHEARWATER OFFSHORE

*PROB RED-NECKED PHALAROPE PAST SHERINGHAM

*SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST HOLME NOA BETWEEN 06:25 & 08:25+VELVET SCOTER, 6 ARCTIC SKUA, 10 BONXIE, 46 MANX SHEARWATER, 4 RED-THROATED DIVER, 10 ARCTIC TERN & 22 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER PAST CLEY BEACH THIS EVNG+SOOTY SHEARWATER, 18 ARCTIC SKUA & BONXIE

*2 WOOD SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY .6 JUV CURLEW SANDPIPERS BREYDON WATER+SPOTTED REDSHANK

*SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST HOLME+17 ARCTIC SKUA,14 BONXIE,80 MANX SHEARWATER,VELVET SCOTER, BLACK TERN & 18 ARCTIC TERN 

 

Tuesday 13th September 2011

Highlights at Holme NOA today were 70+ Teal moving through west, 6 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 106 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Arctic Skuas, 1 Little Tern, 7 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns on the sea, a Greenshank, 2 Wheatears and 2 Med Gulls in Thornham Harbour, 16 Sand Martins and 20 Swallows through west, and 40+ Linnets on the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 CORY'S SHEARWATERS RPTD E/PAST CLEY NWT 18:20 & JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA FLEW EAST 18:05

*3 LONG-TAILED SKUAS E/PAST KELLING 17:30

*AD LONG-TAILED SKUA E/PAST SALTHOUSE 17:05 & POM SKUA

*14 SPOONBILLS BREYDON WATER RSPB

*10 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT THIS MRNG & 10 MANX SHEARWATERS PAST

*SPOONBILL E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB

*SOOTY SHEARWATER E/PAST CLEY NWT 17:55

 

Monday 12th September 2011

Strong winds again made for a quiet day around the reserve, though noteworthy sightings at sea included 4 Arctic and 1 Great Skua and 44 Common Scoter. Nearby at Thornham Harbour there were 8 Med Gulls, 1 Arctic Tern and 2 Wheatears. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV LITTLE BITTERN 11:20 TITCHWELL RSPB BY MAIN PATH ON 1st POOL ON RIGHT. VIEW ONLY FROM THE PATH & KEEP OFF THE BANK

*UNCON RPT ALBATROSS SP. E/PAST OVERSTRAND 18:25

*SPOONBILL THORNHAM ON SALTMARSH 14:30

*RED KITE W/PAST SHERINGHAM 09:35

 

Sunday 11th September 2011

Strong westerlies made for quiet birding today with 24 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, 15 Little Terns, 38 Sandwich Terns, 9 Common Terns and an Arctic Tern on the sea. A Wheatear was on the Golf Course and another was at Gore Point, while a Yellow Wagtail flew over calling. A male Stonechat was just north of the seawatching hide.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV LITTLE BITTERN 15:30 TITCHWELL RSPB BY MAIN PATH ON 1st POOL ON RIGHT

*AD FEM RED-FOOTED FALCON NEAR DEREHAM AT TOFTWOOD ON HERNE LANE BY SCAFFOLDING 12:00 THEN FLEW SOUTH

*CATTLE EGRET TITCHWELL RSPB IN SE/CORNER 08:35

*NO SIGN PALLID HARRIER HOLLOW HEATH BY 09:00

*5 SPOONBILLS MORSTON ON SALTMARSH 09:30

*3 SPOONBILLS GORLESTON FLEW SW/OVER BEACON PARK

*UNCON RPT CORY'S SHEARWATER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB 12:55

 

Saturday 10th September 2011

Seawatching today produced 27 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, 5 Little Terns, 29 Sandwich Terns, and 5 Common Terns. A Hobby flew east along the beach and 4 Greenshanks were also counted. 2 Redpoll sp flew west over Gore Point.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE PALLID HARRIER HOLLOW HEATH  E/OVER A1065 AT C.TL.815.983 18:15

*JUV LITTLE BITTERN TITCHWELL RSPB ON POOL RIGHT OF MAIN FOOTPATH SHOWING ON & OFF 19:43+CATTLE EGRET IN DEAD TREE E/OF REEDBED & BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER 10:13

*CATTLE EGRET KELLING QUAGS BRIEFLY THEN FLEW W/ 

*1w CITRINE WAGTAIL CLEY NWT ON PATS POOL 07:10 BUT NO FURTHER SIGN BY 08:30

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY 

*2 JUV DOTTEREL CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE 400YDS E/OF COASTGUARDS C/PRK 16:21

*10 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT 12:44

*6 COMMON CRANE W/OVER COLTISHALL RAF MID A/NOON

 

Friday 9th September 2011

Highlights were on the sea again today, with 8 Eiders, 9 Long-tailed Ducks, 1 Manx Shearwater, 21 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Arctics and 1 Great Skua, 1 Med Gull, 1 Little Tern, 14 Sandwich Terns, 12 Common Terns and an Arctic Tern. Waders included 2 Whimbrel, 1 Spotted Redshank and 3 Greenshanks, and a Yellow Wagtail over calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV LITTLE BITTERN TITCHWELL RSPB TILL 16:40 S/OF ISLAND HIDE OPPOSITE GRAZING MARSH POOL SHOWING WELL THEN WENT INTO REEDS & NO SIGN SINCE (POSSIBLY FOR 2ND DAY)

*1w CITRINE WAGTAIL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT 16:50 BUT ELUSIVE

*BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH AT 15:00 FROM PARRINDER HIDE BUT DISTANT+CATTLE EGRET TILL c14:45 THEN FLEW S/

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY 13:00 +LITTLE STINT, 20 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 2 WOOD SANDPIPER, 30 RUFF, 2 GREENSHANK & GREEN SANDPIPER

*8 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT 15:00

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+9 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 2 LITTLE STINT, 9 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 2 MANDARIN BRIEFLY

*9 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF HOLME NOA

 

Thursday 8th September 2011

The best birding by far today was on the sea, with a single Pintail, 2 Common Scoters, 1 Red-throated Diver west, 2 Fulmars, 6 Manx Shearwaters close in, 65 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Great Skuas, 4 Little Terns, 32 Sandwich Terns, 32 Common Terns, 7 Arctic Terns and 9 Guillemots all of note. Other birds of interest were 2 Wheatears on the NWT reserve near the forestry, 3 Yellow Wagtails over west, and 2 Common Buzzards low over the Observatory.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w CITRINE WAGTAIL 16:00 CLEY NWT FROM AVOCET HIDE+20+ CURLEW SANDPIPER+AD CATTLE EGRET

*AD CATTLE EGRET CLEY 11:58 1/2ML N/OF SLUICE IN CATTLE FIELD W/OF TRACK

*JUV CATTLE EGRET W/OVER HICKLING BROAD NWT AT 06:25

*BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE SHOWING WELL 

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY THIS EVNG+2 WOOD SANDPIPER, 5 LITTLE STINT & 18 CURLEW SANDPIPER

 

Wednesday 7th September 2011

Westerlies continued to limit the number of small birds around the reserve today, but seawatching produced 2 Manx Shearwaters, 88 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Arctic and 1 Great Skua, and 8 Sandwich and 1 Common Tern. A Greenshank, Spotted Redshank and a Green Sandpiper were in Thornham Habour as and 6 Spoonbills flew over.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET 

*1w CITRINE WAGTAIL CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES HIDE THIS EVNG FOR 2nd DAY

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY+2 WOOD SANDPIPER, 8 LITTLE STINT & 12 CURLEW SANDPIPER

*6 CURLEW SANDPIPER CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES HIDE+AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL . JUV YELLOW WAGTAIL IN EYE FIELD

*BLACK TERN PAST CLEY NWT 07:30 - 11:30+2 ARCTIC TERN & 5 MANX SHEARWATER

*SPOONBILL THORNHAM HARBOUR+SPOTTED REDSHANK

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT+15 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 3 LITTLE STINT, 3 ARCTIC SKUA, 4 BONXIE & 5 MANX SHEARWATER PAST BEACH C/PK 15:00-15:30

 

Tuesday 6th September 2011

A blustery day at the observatory, with birds of note including several swifts. Two Spoonbills and a Greenshank were in nearby Thornham Harbour, with two more Greenshank on the beach. On the sea four Arctic Skuas were noteworthy.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*TEMMINCK'S STINT RPTD TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH MID MRNG ONLY

*2 SPOONBILLS THORNHAM HARBOUR

*OSPREY SE/OVER THORNHAM 16:10

*5 CURLEW SANDPIPERS TITCHWELL RSPB & 3 LITTLE STINTS

 

Monday 5th September 2011

Birds of note today included a single Spoonbill and Spotted Redshank, plus two Greenshank in Thornham Harbour. Several swifts were over the observatory, and on the sea four Arctic and three Great Skuas, 47 Gannets, 97 Sandwich Terns and six Common Scoter were noted

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY

*SPOONBILL OVER TITCHWELL RSPB +4 CURLEW SANDPIPERS & 4 LITTLE STINTS

*SPOONBILL THORNHAM HARBOUR

 

Sunday 4th September 2011

A quiet day ending in a major deluge, higlights were 3 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 25 Common Scoters, 1 Red-throated Diver east, 12 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, 17 Sandwich Terns and 6 Common Terns on the seawatch. Also of note were a Peregrine through west, and a single Swift.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 GREAT WHITE EGRET 0.5ML W/OF STIFFKEY FEN 11:15 ON SALTMARSH. ACCESS E/FROM STIFFKEY C/PRK THEN FLEW INLAND 11:30

*2 GREAT WHITE EGRET CLEY NWT FLEW W/AT 09:00

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER E/PAST SHERINGHAM

*7 LITTLE STINT CANTLEY BEET FACTORY+10 CURLEW SANDPIPER & WOOD SANDPIPER 

 

Saturday 3rd September 2011

Highlights today were 106 Teal, a Red-breasted Merganser, 13 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Arctic Skuas, 48 Sandwich Terns and 3 Common Terns on the sea, a female Peregrine along the beach, and 3 Cetti's Warblers on the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB 10:30 +2 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 4 LITTLE STINT & 3 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*4 SPOONBILL E/OVER CLEY NWT 16:25+6 CURLEW SANDPIPER 

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT +3 LITTLE STINT, 4 CURLEW SANDPIPER & LITTLE GULL 

*6 CURLEW SANDPIPER HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE 16:15

*LITTLE GULL KELLING WATER MEADOWS 

*HOODED CROW OVER TRIMMINGHAM 11:55 

*NO SIGN OF PECTORAL SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY TODAY BUT 11 LITTLE STINT, 10 CURLEW SANDPIPER & WOOD SANDPIPER

 

Friday 2nd September 2011

Highlights at the Observatory were a Wryneck ringed at 9.15am, 9 Common Scoters, 5 Gannets, 7 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns and a Guillemot on the sea, a second summer Med Gull, 6+ Cetti's Warblers, 2 Yellow Wagtails and a Tree Pipit over calling. A Whinchat was near the Golf Course and a second Wryneck was in the dunes on the NWT reserve between the Firs and the entrance.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE 12:40 WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES

*WRYNECK HOLME NOA TRAPPED & RELEASED AT THE OBS AT 09:15

*WRYNECK HOLME DUNES NWT AT 10:05

*2 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+10 CURLEW SANDPIPER & 2 LITTLE STINT

*PIED FLYCATCHER HOPTON-ON-SEA THIS MRNG+2 WHIMBREL

*8 CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER RSPB+LITTLE STINT & 4 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*SPOONBILL WELLS E/OF LIFEBOAT HOUSE AT 08:30

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT 15:00 PAT'S POOL+AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL & AD MED GULL

 

Thursday 1st September 2011

At Holme NOA today 29 Teal, 1 Pintail, 3 Common Scoters, 54 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 10 Arctic Skuas, 5 Great Skuas, 31 Sandwich Terns and 1 Common Terns were of note on the sea. Waders included 7 Avocets, 1 Golden Plover, 600+ Knot, 29 Whimbrel, 200+ Curlews, and 3 Greenshanks. Around the reserve 4 Cetti's Warblers, 5 Chiffchafss, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Whitethroats, 3 Sedge Warblers, 3 Reed Warblers, and 1 Spotted Flycatcher were of note. A Pied Flycatcher was at the west end near the entrance to the NWT reserve, and 2 Tree Pipits flew over calling. Raptors included a Peregrine, and a Honey Buzzard which flew over west early afternoon.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES THIS A/NOON c600YDS S/OF BEACH ROAD

*HONEY BUZZARD HOLME NOA W/OVER OBS AT 11:12

*4 SPOONBILL 12:30 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL+14 LITTLE STINT ON NORTH SCRAPE. 2 BONXIE PAST W/EARLY MRNG

*SPOONBILL OVER TITCHWELL RSPB+19 CURLEW SANDPIPER & 7 LITTLE STINT ON FRESHMARSH

*8 JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER+4 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*SOOTY SHEARWATER N/PAST BOULMER+5 BONXIE.8 CURLEW SANDPIPERS HOLY ISLAND+3 LITTLE STINTS,3 BLACK TERNS & MARSH HARRIER

*PIED FLYCATCHER HOLME+2 TREE PIPIT, 10 ARCTIC SKUA & 5 BONXIE

Wednesday 31st August 2011

Highlights today were 7 Spoonbills on the Broadwater, 4 Greenshanks over calling, 2 Hobbies flew through west and 2 Peregrines were hunting along the beach. On the sea 25 Common Scoters, 30 Gannets, 3 Arctic Skuas, and 19 Sandwich Terns were of interest. A Turtle Dove was along the approach road and 5+ Cetti's Warblers, 8 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 25 Whitethroats, 1 Yellow Wagtail west, and a single Crossbill east were seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY THIS EVNG+3 LITTLE STINT, 3JUV  CURLEW SANDPIPER & JUV WOOD SANDPIPER

*WRYNECK WELLS ALONG BEACH ROAD BY PLAYING FIELDS ON FENCE BY FOOTBALL PITCH AT 13:00

*5 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON ARNOLDS MARSH AT 12:50+41 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 4 LITTLE STINT & SPOTTED REDSHANK ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE/NORTH SCRAPE

*7 SPOONBILL HOLME NWT

*3 SPOONBILL THORNHAM HARBOUR THIS EVNG+4 MED GULL

*18 BONXIE W/PAST THORNHAM BY 11:00

*3 JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY+WOOD SANDPIPER

*5 JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER RSPB+4 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*22 CURLEW SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+3 LITTLE STINT, 5 ARCTIC SKUA & 16 BONXIE PAST ALSO 10 SPOONBILL THRU W/

*2 CURLEW SANDPIPER BURNHAM OVERY THIS EVNG+3 BONXIE PAST E/

 

Tuesday 30th August  2011 

At the Observatory birds of note today included 5 Yellow Wagtails, single Spoonbill, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper, and four Wheatears were noted on the golf course. On the sea up to seven Arctic Skuas and two Bonxies were seen. At Redwell Marsh two Snipe and a Barn Owl were noted along with a singing Cetti's Warbler. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE CLEY AT WALSEY HILLS NOA LATE MRNG

*WRYNECK 11:50 WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD IN SW/CORNER OF PLAYING FIELD

*13 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT +40 CURLEW SANDPIPERS & 12 LITTLE STINTS

*6 SPOONBILLS THORNHAM HARBOUR 18:40 & 20 CURLEW SANDPIPERS

*6 SPOONBILLS STIFFKEY FEN 08:00

*2 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +21 CURLEW SANDS & 4 LITTLE STINTS

*SOOTY SHEARWATER W/PAST CROMER 08:55

*OSPREY ACLE W/OVER A47 NEAR TUNSTALL BRIDGE 07:20

 

Monday 29th August 2011 

Highlights today on the sea included 4 Manx shearwater, 5 Arctic Skua and 4 Bonxies. A flock of c1000 Knot were on the beach and appeared to be comprised mainly of juvenile birds.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*YELKOUAN SHEARWATER RPTD W/PAST CLEY BEACH 07:45

*UNCON RPT WESTERN BONELLI'S WARBLER CROMER AT E/END OF WARREN WOOD 12:00

*WRYNECK 13:30 WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD BY PLAYING FIELDS

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE 14:00 CLEY AT WALSEY HILLS NOA

*2 ROSEATE TERNS HEMSBY FLEW NE/OVER SEA BREEZE CARAVAN PARK 10:00

*ROSEATE TERN W/PAST CLEY 09:05 & 3 BLACK TERNS

*14 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT +36 CURLEW SANDPIPERS, 4 JUV LITTLE STINTS & WOOD SANDPIPER

Sunday 28th August 2011

Highlights today were again in the dunes on the NWT reserve where the juvenile Red-backed Shrike and the Wryneck were still present, together with a Whinchat and 3 Stonechats. A Pied Flycatcher was near the caravan on the corner of Redwell Marsh.

At Walsey Hills the juvenile Red-backed Shrike was again showing during the day.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO FURTHER SIGN WESTERN BONELLI'S WARBLER CROMER IN WARREN WOOD BY 18:45

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE 17:00 WALSEY HILLS NOA BY PATH TO SALTHOUSE

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL +8 SPOONBILLS, 8+CURLEW SANDPIPERS & 8 LITTLE STINTS

*WRYNECK WELLS BY BEACH ROAD IN PLAYING FIELD NEAR GREEN FENCE 19:00

*SOOTY SHEARWATER W/PAST CLEY

*JUV OSPREY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB 14:00

*GARGANEY WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS

 

Saturday 27th August 2011

Highlights today were a Wryneck in the dunes on the NWT reserve and the juvenile Red-backed Shrike was also present near the forsetry. Two Stonechats were also of note. On the NOA reserve a juvenile Cetti's Warbler was ringed and a single Avocet, 30 Whimbrel and 5 Greenshanks were seen, 6 Chiffchaffs, 8 Willow Warblers, 15 Whitethroats, 3 Sedge and 2 Reed Warblers were in the scrub, a Treecreeper was calling,and  2 Yellow Wagtails flew through.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WESTERN BONELLI'S WARBLER & GREENISH WARBLER 18:25 AT LEAST CROMER IN WARREN HOUSE WOOD FEEDING IN TREETOPS BUT ELUSIVE

*WRYNECK HOLME NWT IN DUNES JUST W/OF FORESTRY THIS MRNG & JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE CLEY AT WALSEY HILLS NOA

*JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL +8 SPOONBILLS, 25 CURLEW SANDPIPERS & 7 LITTLE STINTS ON NORTH SCRAPE

*9 SPOONBILLS BRANCASTER ON SALTMARSH

*WOOD SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT

*OF INTEREST: ESCAPED BURROWING OWL EAST RUNTON BY WYNDHAM PARK CARAVAN SITE 10:15

 

Friday 26th August 2011

Low pressure conditions seemed to ground birds with significant numbers of common warblers seen across the recording area. Highlights included the juvenile Red-backed Shrike still present on the NWT reserve near the forestry, a very early Long-tailed Duck seen offshore on the seawatch, 1 Green Sandpiper, 5 Greenshanks, 6 Swifts, 250+ Swallows west, 100+ House Martins west, 35 Chiffchaffs, 10 Willow Warblers, 9 Blackcaps, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 40+ Whitethroats, a female Redstart near the entrance to the NWT reserve, and 12 Yellow Wagtails over west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WESTERN BONELLI'S WARBLER 14:00 CROMER IN WARREN WOOD+GREENISH WARBLER SINGING AT TOP OF HILL. PARK ON THE WARREN

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE HOLME NWT IN DUNES AT 10:00

*JUV RED-NECKED GREBE CLEY NWT EARLY EVNG ON PAT'S POOL

*c28 BLACK TERN W/PAST SHERINGHAM THIS MRNG

*2 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+WOOD SANDPIPER, CURLEW SANDPIPER & 5 LITTLE STINT

 

Thursday 25th August 2011

Highlights today were a juvenile Red-backed Shrike on the NWT reserve near Gore Point, a Hobby over the Observatory, 2 Yellow Wagtails, a Cetti's Warbler and 7 Swifts.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE CLEY c300YDS W/OF BEACH C/PK

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE HOLME NWT IN DUNES AT 18:50

*GREENISH WARBLER CROMER IN NE/CORNER OF WARREN WOOD LATE A/NOON

*2s CASPIAN GULL BLACKBOROUGH END TIP AT 15:30+10 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 2ad+2 1s+6 juv

*8 CURLEW SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS EVNG+4 LITTLE STINT, WOOD SANDPIPER & GREEN SANDPIPER

*OSPREY SHERINGHAM FLEW NW/OUT TO SEA AT 10:40

*OSPREY W/OVER WARHAM GREENS AT MIDDAY

*2 REDSTART SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL THIS A/NOON

*PIED FLYCATCHER TITCHWELL RSPB THIS EVNG+REDSTART

*2 JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER+279 MED GULL

 

Wednesday 24th August 2011

A foggy start produced 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Avocets, 2 Garden Warblers, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 20 Whitethroats, 4 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, a Whinchat on the marsh south of the Observatory, 12 Yellow Wagtails over calling, 1 Tree Pipit and 15 Reed Buntings. On the sea 2 Gannets and 2 Arctic Skuas were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN THIS MRNG+3 PINTAIL & HOBBY OVER

*6 CURLEW SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB THIS MRNG+2 LITTLE STINT & JUV WOOD SANDPIPER

*PIED FLYCATCHER DURLSTON CP+23 REDSTART & 70 TREE PIPIT

*1s HOODED CROW KELLING WATER MEADOWS AT 18:30

 

Tuesday 23rd August 2011

A grey overcast day, with birds of note including 28 Teal from the observatory, a Greenshank on the beach, plus four Common Scoters and a Great Crested Grebe on the sea.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREENISH WARBLER 18:15 BLAKENEY POINT AT HALFWAY HOUSE +2 RED-BACKED SHRIKES & WRYNECK

*AD BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER CHOSELEY W/OF DRYING BARNS IN FIELD WITH GOLDEN PLOVERS 11:30

*ICTERINE WARBLER WAXHAM JUST E/OF SHANGRI-LA CHALET 18:20

*2 WRYNECKS SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL 16:05

*POSS WRYNECK THORNHAM POINT AT E/END OF BUCKTHORN THIS EVNG

 

Monday 22nd August 2011

On the sea 14 Gannets and 166 Herring Gulls were noteworthy, as were counts of 343 Oystercatcher, 78 Sanderling and 80 Bar-tailed Godwit. 

At least 35 Whimbrel were recorded from the observatory, other sightings of note included 4 Yellow Wagtails, several Tree pipits and a Hobby.

Ringing highlights included 17 Meadow Pipits and a Cetti's Warbler.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB 14:25 BRIEFLY +8 SPOONBILLS OVER, 3 CURLEW SANDPIPERS & LITTLE STINT

*GREAT WHITE EGRET E/OVER HICKLING BROAD NWT 12:30

*3 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT +4 CURLEW SANDPIPERS, LITTLE STINT & 3 WOOD SANDPIPERS

*HOODED CROW SALTHOUSE 400YDS E/OF GRAMBOROUGH HILL ON MARSH NEAR BEACH 13:05

 

Sunday 21st August 2011

On the sea today 5 Eider, 3 Common Scoters, 60 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, an Arctic Skua and 7 Sandwich Terns were recorded. Two Whimbrel, a Green Sandpiper and a Greenshank were of interest, A Turtle Dove and a Whinchat were on the NWT reserve, and a Wheatear was on the Golf Course. Warblers included 10 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 14 Blackcaps, 17 Lesser Whitethroats, 38 Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 10 Sedge Warblers and 15 Reed Warblers. A Treecreeper was in the pines.

At Redwell Marsh 2 Spotted Redshanks were seen, and at Walsey Hills a female/juvenile Pied Flycatcher was present early afternoon.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WRYNECK WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT THIS MRNG

*3 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE 16:20

 

Saturday 20th August 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WRYNECK THIS A/NOON WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT

*HONEY BUZZARD HORSEY CIRCLING OVER C/PK 14:15

*10 SPOONBILLS STIFFKEY FEN 10:55 & 6 GREEN SANDPIPERS

*9 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE +LITTLE STINT & CURLEW SANDPIPER

*3 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT 16:30

 

Friday 19th August 2011

Seawatching today produced 4 Eiders, 3 Common Scoters, 3 Fulmars, 17 Gannets, 7 Arctic Skuas, 6 Little Terns, 37 Sandwich Terns, 11 Common Terns, and 1 Guillemot. A Spoonbill flew over east first thing, and 8 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshanks, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 35 Whitethroats, 30 Reed Warblers and 12 Reed Buntings were also of interest. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was on the buddleia by the Observatory first thing.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TILL 14:35 TITCHWELL RSPB THEN FLEW SOUTH & 3+CURLEW SANDPIPERS

*WRYNECK 14:00 WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 100YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT

*WRYNECK BURNHAM OVERY AT W/END OF DUNES AT GUN HILL 09:40

*6 SPOONBILLS BRANCASTER ON SALTMARSH 

 

Thursday 18th August 2011

A movement of birds took place before the rain arrived today, including 6 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank, 100+ Swallows west, a Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warblers, 12 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 30 Whitethroats, 6 Sedge Warblers, 20 Reed Warblers, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Tree Pipit, 30 Meadow Pipits and 15 Reed Buntings. Also of note were 2 Kestrels, 2 Marsh Harriers and both Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers on the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREENISH WARBLER 16:10 BLAKENEY POINT 500YDS E/OF HALFWAY HOUSE

*BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER TILL 17:45 TITCHWELL RSPB THEN FLEW SOUTH

*6 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE & WOOD SANDPIPER ON WHITWELL SCRAPE

*2 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB +3 CURLEW SANDPIPERS & 2 LITTLE STINTS

*RUDDY SHELDUCK HICKLING BROAD ON SWIM COOTS 14:00

*JUV BLACK TERN BREYDON WATER RSPB & 3 CURLEW SANDPIPERS

*3 WOOD SANDPIPERS CANTLEY BEET FACTORY

 

Wednesday 17th August 2011

Some visible migration today ahead of the evening rain including 20+ Whimbrel, 6+ Greenshanks, 35 House Martins, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 5 Blackcaps, 2 LEsser Whitethroats, 20 Whitethroats, 25 Reed Warblers, a single Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail west, 38 Meadow Pipits and 6 Reed Buntings. A ringed Tawny Owl caught in the mist nets today was found to be at least 16 years old. See the ringing blog for details!

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER SNETTISHAM RSPB ON MUD 400YDS S/OF JETTY AT 11:10

*8 SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN MIDDAY+WOOD SANDPIPER

*3 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE

*6 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+WOOD SANDPIPER & 9 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+LITTLE STINT, SPOTTED REDSHANK ON FRESHMARSH. 4 SPOONBILL W/AT 16:00

 

Tuesday 16th August 2011

A some what blustery day, resulting a quite day birdwise. Sightings of note included a Yellow Wagtail west, two Swifts and an Artic Skua. 

Birds on Redwell Marsh included 25 Teal, two Green Sandpipers, One Common Sandpiper and a Common Snipe.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER SNETTISHAM RSPB ON THE WASH OPP 2nd HIDE 200YDS OUT WITH 1,000+DUNLIN 12:17

*8 SPOONBILLS STIFFKEY FEN THIS MRNG & 2 WOOD SANDPIPERS

*LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF TITCHWELL RSPB THIS MRNG

*JUV BLACK TERN ROCKLAND BROAD

*2 CURLEW SANDPIPERS TITCHWELL RSPB +2 LITTLE STINTS & 3 GREEN SANDPIPERS

*2 WOOD SANDPIPERS CANTLEY BEET FACTORY

 

Monday 15th August

Birds noted today included two Spoonbills, with a high tide seawatch producing 1 Arctic Skua, 3 Eider, 3 Common Scoter and 77 Sandwich, 10 Common and 9 Little Terns. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +2 CURLEW SANDPIPERS & LITTLE STINT

BLACK KITE N/OVER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB 19:00

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER SNETTISHAM RSPB BTW WOODEN JETTY & 2nd HIDE 10:27

 

Sunday 14th August 2011

A few migrants were recorded with 8 Teal through west, 2 Ruff, 10 Whimbrel, 4 Greenshanks, a Garden Warbler ringed, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 15 Whitethroats and a Grey Wagtail over west. In the moth trap a Treble Bar, an Antler Moth, a Diamond-back and 2 Drinker Moths were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*8 COMMON CRANE EAST DERENHAM W/OVER VIOLET WAY 09:45 

*1s CASPIAN GULL BREYDON WATER RSPB 19:00-19:30 

*2 HONEY BUZZARD  N/OVER ROAD BETWEEN BINHAM & WALSINGHAM 11:50

*5 SPOONBILL (2AD & 3JUV) STIFFKEY FEN LATE MRNG+WOOD SANDPIPER 

 

 

Saturday 13th August 2011

Birds of note included 2 Whimbrel, 2 Green Sandpipers, and at least 7 Greenshank. A Cetti's Warbler was calling along the east bank, 3 Yellow Wagtails flew over, a Tree Pipit went through west, and at least 1 Crossbill was in the pines.

On Redwell Marsh 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Green Sandpiper, 11 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Avocets and 2 Snipe were noted. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 AD WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER SNETTISHAM RSPB ON MUD BETWEEN FIRST & SECOND HIDE 19:10 

*POSS WRYNECK OVERSTRAND THIS MRNG 

*11 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT 19:55 FROM DAWKES HIDE +JUV GARGANEY, WOOD SANDPIPER, LITTLE GULL, YELLOW-LEGGED GULL & 6 SPOTTED REDSHANK PATS POOL+GARGANEY +2 LITTLE STINT & 2 WOOD SANDPIPER N/SCRAPE & WHITWELL SCRAPE

*9 SPOONBILL E/OVER BRANCASTER HARBOUR EARLY EVNG 

*2 SPOONBILL THORNHAM HARBOUR 14:30 

*BLACK TERN CLEY W/PAST THE COASTGUARDS 09:20 

*OSPREY ROCKLAND BROAD AT 20:00 THEN FLEW TOWARDS STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*11 SPOTTED REDSHANK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +14 COMMON CROSSBILL W/OVER & ARCTIC SKUA OFFSHORE

*5 PIED FLYCATCHER BLAKENEY POINT+REDSTART

*AD GREATER FLAMINGO (ESC) BURNHAM NORTON ON LAKE

 

Friday 12th August 2011

Highlights today were 15 Common Scoters, 3 Gannets, 28 Little Terns, 17 Sandwich Terns and 8 Common Terns on the seawatch, elseswhere a Spoonbill was at Gore Point, 10+ Greenshanks flew through during the day, a Med Gull was on the beach, a Turtle Dove was in the forestry on the NWT reserve, 170+ Swallows flew through, 2 Cetti's Warblers were counted, and other warblers included a Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 8 Lesser Whitethroats, 25 Whitethroats, 6 Sedge Warblers, and 6 Reed Warblers. A Treecreeper was in the pines, 6 Stonechats were of interest, and 2 Yellow Wagtails flew over calling.

On Redwell Marsh 3 Green Sandpipers, 3 Snipe, and 3 Avocets were of interest. Moths included 2 Diamond-backs, a Dark Sword-grass and a Marbled Clover.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV BALTIC GULL (form fuscus) RPTD BLACKBOROUGH END TIP ON N/SIDE MID A/NOON+2 CASPIAN GULL 3s+JUV & 15 YELLOW_LEGGED GULLS

*SPOONBILL BRANCASTER ON SALTMARSH VIEWABLE FROM COASTAL FOOTPATH

*JUV CASPIAN GULL BLACKBOROUGH END TIP ON POOL S/OF TIP AT 14:00+9+ YELLOW-LEGGED GULL AD+2s+2 1S+5+JUV

*3s CASPIAN GULL BLACKBOROUGH END TIP AT 14:16

*WOOD SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY THIS MRNG

*SPOONBILL HOLME AT GORE POINT

 

Thursday 11th August 2011

Seawatching today produced 3 Eiders, 2 Gannets, 9 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns, 8 Little Terns and 2 Med Gulls. Also of note were a Little Egret, 350 Knot on the beach, 69 Bar-tailed Godwits, 1 Wimbrel, 1 Greenshank, and at Gore Point a Wheatear was of interest. At Redwell Marsh 11 Black-tailed Godwits were feeding.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*16 SPOONBILL 11:18 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+WOOD SANDPIPER, 2 LITTLE STINT, 5 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 30+RUFF

*6 SPOONBILL BRANCASTER ON SALTMARSH VIEWABLE FROM COASTAL PATH NEAR CARAVAN SITE

*AD LITTLE GULL CROMER E/OF PIER THIS A/NOON

*2 WOOD SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY THIS A/NOON+27 RUFF

 

Wednesday 10th August 2011

Highlights today included Seven Arctic Skuas, 17 Common Scoter and one Eider on the sea, around the reserve a Bittern and a Northern Wheatear were noteworthy, and on Redwell Marsh a Green Sandpiper was present.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MARSH WARBLER SE/OF NORWICH TRAPPED & RINGED AT WHITLINGHAM EARLY MRNG IN AREA WITH NO GENERAL ACCESS

*16 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL+OSPREY S/OF VISITOR CENTRE AT 09:45

*5 SPOONBILL BRANCASTER SALTMARSH 1/4ML E/OF BEACH ROAD VIEWABLE FROM COASTAL PATH THIS EVNG

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON GRAZING MARSH LATE A/NOON+GREEN SANDPIPER ON FRESHMARSH & HOBBY OVER REEDBED

*2 LITTLE GULL CROMER PIER

 

Tuesday 9th August 2011

Seawatching today produced 5 Fulmars, 6 Manx Shearwaters, 94 Gannets, 13 Arctic Skuas, 4 Great Skuas, 55 Little Terns, 22 Sandwich Terns, 7 Common Terns and a single Arctic Tern.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*5 SPOONBILL OVER TITCHWELL RSPB +6 SPOTTED REDSHANK 

*SPOONBILL BRANCASTER W/OVER BEACH ROAD 09:00 

*SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST SHERINGHAM 05:30-06:50+12 ARCTIC SKUA & BLACK TERN. 2 BONXIE +3 ARCTIC SKUA PAST CROMER LATE MRNG

*BLACK TERN ORMESBY BROAD

 

Monday 8th August 2011

Highlights today included single Spoonbill and Arctic skua, four Whimbrel, 23 Gannets, 34 Little, 32 Sandwich and 10 Common Terns.

A Green Sandpiper was on Redwell Marsh.  Non avian highlights included Southern Hawker and Wall Brown.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON N/SCRAPE+13 SPOONBILL, WOOD SANDPIPER, 2 LITTLE STINT & JUV YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

*16 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH EARLY A/NOON

*RUDDY SHELDUCK WELNEY WWT 

*WOOD SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB 

 

Sunday 7th August 2011

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 24 Common Scoters, 3 Fulmars, 2 Little Terns, 21 Sandwich Terns and 16 Common Terns. Also of note were 4 Little Egrets, 1 Sand Martin, 10 Swallows and 6 House Martins. On Redwell Marsh 3 Green Sandpipers, a Common Sandpiper and 3 Snipe were counted. Moths included a Diamond-back, a White Point, 4 Garden Tigers, 2 Shore Wainscots, and 69 Shuttle-shaped Darts.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT FROM NORTH HIDE BUT DISTANT

 

Saturday 6th August 2011

Highlights today were a Red Kite drifting south-east of the Observatory, 3 Sand Martins, 67 Swallows, 70+ House Martins and 20 Swifts through.

On Redwell Marsh 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Common Sandpipers and a Green Sandpiper were also of note.

Moth included 80 Shuttled Shaped Darts, 2 White Points and 2 Humming-bird Hawk Moths on the buddleia.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER SNETTISHAM RSPB ROOSTING ON MUD FROM ROTARY HIDE

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON N/SCRAPE TO 13:30 THEN FLEW TWDS ARNOLDS MARSH+10 SPOONBILL ON PATS POOLS, WOOD SANDPIPER, LITTLE STINT & 2 LITTLE GULL  

*DOTTEREL GORLESTON-ON-SEA S/PAST THE PIER 12:15 

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +WOOD SANDPIPER, BLACK TERN, 23 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 45 RUFF 

*HONEY BUZZARD (DARK MORPH) E/OVER BTW WELLS & HOLKHAM 11:30

*SOOTY SHEARWATER W/PAST SHERRINGHAM 09:05 

*JUV BLACK TERN S/PAST HOPTON-ON-SEA 

*SPOTTED REDSHANK BREYDON WATER RSPB AT HIGH TIDE

 

Friday 5th August 2011

Highlights today were mainly on the sea with 10 Common Scoters, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 second winter Med Gull, 15 Little Terns, 38 Sandwich Terns, 42 Common Terns, 1 Arctic Tern west and a Guillemot on the sea. Also of note were 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warblers, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler and 4 Reed Warblers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER SNETTISHAM RSPB ON PITS ON ISLAND LEFT OF SHORE HIDE AT 10:45

*BLACK KITE BREYDON WATER OVER NORTH WALL OPPOSITE PUMPHOUSE TILL 11:10 THEN FLEW N/

*AD PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 16:20

*5 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT 3 ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE & 2 ON PAT'S POOL

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+9 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*3 SCAUP OFF SNETTISHAM CP

 

Thursday 4th August 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER 09:55 SNETTISHAM RSPB ON PITS

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 4 WOOD SANDPIPER & 4 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE ORMESBY BROAD+2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD & SPOTTED REDSHANK OVER

*RUDDY SHELDUCK BURGH CASTLE

 

Wednesday 3rd August 2011

A movement of common warblers today included a Garden Warbler trapped and ringed, together with a Willow Warbler, 6 Whitethroats, 10 Sedge Warblers, 8 Reed Warblers, 1 Treecreeper, and a Green Woodpecker. Also of note were 2 Whimbrel and 1 Greenshank.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER SNETTISHAM RSPB ON PITS FROM HIDE AT 10:00

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS EVNG+LITTLE STINT, CURLEW SANDPIPER & LITTLE GULL FROM DAUKE'S HIDE

*AD ROSEATE TERN PAST SALTHOUSE BEACH THIS A/NOON+5 LITTLE GULL 

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 WOOD SANDPIPER

*FLAMINGO sp WELLS IN OFF SEA & OVER PINEWOODS CAMP SITE TOWARDS THE QUAY AT 09:22

*RED-NECKED GREBE W/PAST TRIMINGHAM BETWEEN 06:00 & 08:00+3 LITTLE GULL OFFSHORE

 

Tuesday 2nd August 2011

A Spoonbill was feeding on the Broadwater mid morning and over 2,000 Bar-tailed Godwits were flying along the shoreline. Also of note were a Whimbrel, a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper and a Yellow Wagtail flying over. A Treecreeper was ringed. In the moth traps a Marbled Clover was of particular note.

On Redwell Marsh 3 Common Sandpipers, a Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Yellow Wagtails were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER 16:15 SNETTISHAM RSPB FROM SHORE HIDE

*10 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT +AD CURLEW SANDPIPER & 2 AD LITTLE GULLS

*2 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB & WOOD SANDPIPER

*RUDDY SHELDUCK SNETTISHAM RSPB FROM SHORE HIDE

*CURLEW SANDPIPER SNETTISHAM RSPB ON PIT FROM S/HIDE

*WOOD SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY & 12 GREEN SANDPIPERS

 

Monday 1st August 2011

Highlights today around the observatory were  Spoonbill, 2 Little Egret,  Greenshank, Yellow Wagtail and a Humming-bird Hawk moth. On the sea 172 Sandwich, 47 Little and 11 Common Terns and 31 Common Scoter were noted. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER 20:13 SNETTISHAM RSPB FROM SHORE HIDE BUT DISTANT

*4 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH & JUV MED GULL

*SPOONBILL HOLME NWT

Sunday 31st July 2011

Highlights today were the superb Bedstraw Hawk Moth caught in the trap overnight and enjoyed by many visitors. Released at 4pm it spent 10 minutes feeding on the buddleia with a Humming-bird Hawk Moth and a Grayling, before disappearing, allowing some flight photographs to be obtained! Birds highlights were 4 Spoonbills which dropped in on the marsh to the south of the NWT reserve, 35 Curlews, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Green Sandpiper, a Turtle Dove calling near the entrance to Redwell Marsh, 50 Swifts west, 1 Green Woodpecker, 30 Swallows, 12 House Martins, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Tree Sparrows were trapped and ringed, and at least 4 Crossbills were around the pines mid morning. Also in the moth trap a Pearly Underwing was of note. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS FROM RAPTOR WATCHPOINT 12:25

*4 SPOONBILLS HOLME NWT ON MARSH

*SPOONBILL OVER TITCHWELL RSPB

*JUV BLACK TERN CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH

*OSPREY NORWICH OVER SOUTH TUCKSWOOD 09:45

 

Saturday 30th July 2011

At Holme NOA today highlights were 3 Common Buzzards, 13 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 60 Swifts, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Sand Martins and 11 Crossbills over east. On the sea 27 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 17 Gannets, 2 Little Terns, 13 Sandwich Terns, 13 Common Terns and a Guillemot were seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*12 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE & CURLEW SANDPIPER

*2 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB

*2 WOOD SANDPIPERS CANTLEY BEET FACTORY & 45 GREEN SANDPIPERS

 

Friday 29th July 2011

Highlights today at the obs were a Bittern showing well south of the broadwater, 2+ Crossbills, Green Sandpiper, Whimbrel and a Humming-bird Hawk Moth again on the Buddlia. Three Green Sandpipers were also on Redwell Marsh. Sea watching highlights were 2 Artic Skuas and 9 Common Scoter.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*APPARENT 1s BALTIC GULL CLEY NWT AT DUSK +AD CASPIAN GULL & 10 YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER SNETTISHAM RSPB OPP 1st HIDE BEHIND WOODEN GROYNE THIS EVNG

*12 SPOONBILLS MID A/NOON CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE & WOOD SANDPIPER ON WHITWELL SCRAPE

*2 LITTLE STINTS THIS EVNG TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +ESC GREATER FLAMINGO (BLUE RING) & 9 ARCTIC SKUAS OFFSHORE

 

Thursday 28th July 2011

Highlights today were 33 Common, 16 Sandwich  and 5 Little Terns, 1st yr Kittiwake, Yellow Wagtail west, and 2+ Crossbill around the observatory.

A Humming-bird Hawk moth was again on the buddlia, with several Painted Ladies and Peacock butterflies also noted. 

BIRD NEWS FROM BIRDNET

 *SPOONBILL OVER TITCHWELL RSPB AT 16:25+SPOTTED REDSHANK & 2 GREEN SANDPIPER ON FRESHMARSH . RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON GRAZING MARSH POOL

*9+SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS EVNG+CURLEW SANDPIPER, 5 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 50+WHIMBREL, 2AD  YELLOW-LEGGED GULL & 2JUV  MED GULL

*4 WOOD SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY THIS A/NOON

 

Wednesday 27th July 2011

Highlights today were 6 Teal west, 48 Common Scoters, 2 Gannets, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Little, 7 Sandwich and 2 Common Terns, 3 Blackcaps and a flock of 35 Crossbills east over Gore Point and then the Observatory. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was on the buddleia. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CORY'S SHEARWATER S/PAST HOPTON-ON-SEA AT 11:48+5 ARCTIC TERN PAST N/

*2 SPOONBILL W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 1 AT 11:35 & 1 16:15+CURLEW SANDPIPER & 4 SPOTTED REDSHANK ON FRESHMARSH

*35 COMMON CROSSBILLS HOLME NOA E/OVER GORE POINT AT 08:15

 

Tuesday 26th July 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 CURLEW SANDPIPERS TITCHWELL RSPB

 

Monday 25th July 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK GUILLEMOT W/PAST CLEY NWT 07:20 +3 MANX SHEARWATERS & 5 ARCTIC TERNS. 13 SPOONBILLS ON NORTH SCRAPE +CURLEW SANDPIPER, 4 SPOTTED REDSHANKS & 4 JUV MED GULLS

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD FROM NWT BOAT TRIP

 

Sunday 24th July 2011

At Holme NOA seawatching was rather quieter with 10 Common Scoters, 15 Fulmars, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 63 Gannets, 3 Arctic Skuas, 23 Little Terns, 150 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern counted. Also of note were 2 Yellow Wagtails over west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET 

*SAVI'S WARBLER HICKLING BROAD NWT IN HAWTHORN NEAR OBSERVATION TOWER AT 12:15

*CORY'S SHEARWATER SHERINGHAM W/PAST PROMENADE LATE MRNG

*2 HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS FROM RAPTOR WATCHPOINT AT 13:45

 

Saturday 23rd July 2011

At Holme NOA seawatching was the centre of attention with north westerlies producing 77 Common Scoters, 16 Fulmars, 163 Manx Shearwaters, 327 Gannets, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 29 Arctic Skuas, 1 Great Skua, 1 Med Gull, 2 Kittiwakes, 149 Little Terns, 1 Black Tern, 246 Sandwich Terns, 35 Common Terns, and 9 Arctic Terns. Other birds of note today were 2 Spoonbills, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrels, 1 Greenshanks, and 2 juvenile Stonechats.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*13 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+LITTLE STINT & 6 ARCTIC TERN

*4 ARCTIC SKUA PAST CLEY BETWEEN c07:00 & 09:15+2 BONXIE & 25+MANX SHEARWATER

*19 ARCTIC SKUA PAST HOLME NOA BETWEEN 06:25 & 11:25+BONXIE, 113 MANX SHEARWATER, BLACK TERN, ARCTIC TERN & AD MED GULL

*2 LITTLE GULL +8 ARCTIC TERN & 173 MANX SHEARWATER

*RED KITE WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS

 

Friday 22nd July 2011

Seawatching today produced, two Gannets, 26 Sandwich Tern, 2 Little Tern, 2 Ringed Plover and a Little Egret. On the reserve species recorded included a Crossbill, two Whimbrel and a Greenshank.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE STORK SE/OF WISBECH N/OVER EMNETH AT 19:30

*CORY'S SHEARWATER RPTD W/PAST SHERINGHAM THIS MRNG

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER PAST SHERINGHAM BETWEEN 17:00 & 18:55+30+MANX SHEARWATER & ARCTIC SKUA

*ROSEATE TERN CLEY ON ARNOLD'S MARSH NT AT 09:55

*OSPREY COCKSHOOT BROAD AT 15:30

*ARCTIC SKUA N/PAST HOPTON-ON-SEA+3 ARCTIC TERN

 

Thursday 21st July 2011

Seawatching today produced an Adult Med Gull, 1 Fulmar, 65 Sandwich Terns, 8 Little Terns and 3 Common Terns. Other birds around the reserve of interest, included Common and Green Sandpiper and a Greenshank. Also Seven Green Sandpipers Redwell Marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET 

*MALE SAVI'S WARBLER HICKLING BROAD NWT SINGING AUDIBLE FROM OBSERVATION TOWER FOR 3rd DAY

*5 SPOONBILL E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB+CURLEW SANDPIPER, 8 SPOTTED REDSHANK, GARGANEY & RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON FRESHMARSH

 

Wednesday 20th July 2011

Seawatching today produced 100 Common Scoters, 3 Fulmars, 2 Arctic Skuas, 3 Little Terns, 45 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns and a Razorbill. Also of interest were 2 Tawny Owls, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap and a Treecreeper.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HONEY BUZZARD BREYDON WATER OVER SOUTH WALL AT 10:58+2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 8 GREENSHANK & 10 MED GULL

*16 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+2 WOOD SANDPIPER, LITTLE STINT, 12 GREEN SANDPIPER, ARCTIC SKUA & 2 ARCTIC TERN

*6 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+CURLEW SANDPIPER, SPOTTED REDSHANK, GREENSHANK, 2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 1s LITTLE GULL & 2 ARCTIC SKUA OFFSHORE

 

Tuesday 19th July 2011

On the sea today highlights were 7 Common Scoters, 4 Fulmars, 10 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 42 Little Terns, 24 Sandwich Terns, a Common Tern and a Razorbill. Two juvenile Stonechats were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*15 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT +limosa BLACK-TAILED GODWIT, LITTLE STINT, 1s LITTLE GULL, AD MED GULL & 5 ARCTIC SKUAS OFFSHORE

*10 COMMON CROSSBILLS BUXTON HEATH LATE A/NOON

 

Monday 18th July 2011

Highlights today were 63 Common Scoters, 7 Fulmars, 10 Gannets, 1 Arctic Skua, 8 Little Terns, 61 Sandwich Terns and 6 Common Terns on the sea. Also of note were 4 Whimbrel, a Greenshank and a Spotted Redshank, and 60+ Swifts.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SPOONBILL HICKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE 14:00 & WOOD SANDPIPER ON SWIM COOTS

*AD CURLEW SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 11:15

 

Sunday 17th July 2011

On the sea today, 2 Fulmars, 6 Gannets, 17 Little Terns, 27 Sandwich Terns and 4 Common Terns were counted. Also of note were 2 Green Woodpeckers and a Grasshopper Warbler. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*16 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 09:00 & CURLEW SANDPIPER

*QUAIL THORNHAM W/OF TRIG POINT IN WHEAT FIELD 11:00 TF.724.420

*AD CURLEW SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB 15:00

 

Saturday 16th July 2011

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED TODAY'S MOTH DAY! The weather was a wash out but some exciting species caught last night at various local sites included The Suspected, Small Mottled Willow, Twin-spot Carpet and much more. Don't forget we have one final event at Hempton Marsh on Saturday 30th July - all welcome.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2s CASPIAN GULL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+12 SPOONBILL, 2 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, WOOD SANDPIPER, 3 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 2 CONTINENTAL BLACK-TAILED GODWIT 

*12 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+2 CURLEW SANDPIPER ON BILLY'S WASH 

*HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS RECENTLY   

*GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +1s LITTLE GULL & 4 COMMON CROSSBILL E/OVER 

*JUV BLACK REDSTART TITCHWELL RSPB ON MAIN PATH NEAR PARRINDER HIDE+3 SPOONBILL, CURLEW SANDPIPER & 4 SPOTTED REDSHANK ON FRESHMARSH

 

Friday 15th July 2011

Highlights today  were 1 Eider, 7 Common Scoter, 1 Great crested Grebe, 17 Little Terns, 3 Whimbrel, 2 Greenshank,  1 Little Egret. 1 Grey Wagtail west, Cetti's warbler. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*10+SPOONBILL CLEY NWT EARLY A/NOON+AD CONTINENTAL BLACK-TAILED GODWIT, 3 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 2 1s  LITTLE GULL

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH EARLY MRNG+SPOTTED REDSHANK

*25 COMMON CROSSBILL HOVETON HALL IN WATERGARDEN

*OSPREY ALDERFEN BROAD EARLY A/NOON THEN FLEW SW/

*ARCTIC TERN S/PAST HOPTON-ON-SEA+5AD MED GULL

 

Thursday 14th July 2011

On the sea today, highlights were 12 Eider, 67 Common Scoters, 10 Fulmars, 126 Gannets, 1,271 Knot, 39 Dunlin, 44 Bar-tailed Godwits, 8 Arctic Skuas, 3 Kittiwakes, 41 Little Terns, 106 Sandwich Terns, and 10 Common Terns. Also of note were a Little Egret and 4 Spoonbills east.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*16 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT THIS EVNG+AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, 5 1s  LITTLE GULL & 4 ARCTIC TERN .ALSO ARCTIC SKUA PAST W/

*16 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT+AD CONTINENTAL BLACK-TAILED GODWIT, 4 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 25+RUFF & 2 1s  LITTLE GULL

*8 ARCTIC SKUA PAST HOLME NOA BY MIDDAY+3 KITTIWAKE & 126 GANNET

*15 RUFF TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+3 GREEN SANDPIPER & 150 AVOCET

 

Wednesday 13th July 2011

Highlights today were 4 Fulmars, 32 Gannets, 1 Arctic and 1 Great Skua, 4 Little Terns, 70 Sandwich Terns and 4 Common Terns on the sea. Also of note were 2 Ruff, 12 Whimbrel, 2 Green Sandpipers, 1 Little Egret, and 1 Spoonbill west early morning.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*17 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH+2 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

*15 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE AT 15:38+AD CURLEW SAND,2 CONTINENTAL BLACK-TALIED GODWIT, 5 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 30+RUFF, 6 LITTLE GULL & ARCTIC SKUA PAST W/AT 08:00

*AD CURLEW SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+10 RUFF, WHIMBREL, GREENSHANK, 4 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER & 2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON GRAZING MARSH

 

Tuesday 12th July 2011

Seawatching today produced a single Gannet, 1 Grey Plovewr, 5 Dunlin, 2 Arctic Skuas, 2 Little Terns, 176 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns. Also of note were 3 Greenshanks over calling and a Cuckoo in the dunes. 16 Black-tailed Godwits were on Redwell Marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*8 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE & 6 LITTLE GULLS

*SPOONBILL WELLS ON MARSH E/OF LIFEBOAT STATION 08:30

 

Monday 11th July 2011

Highlights today included 1 Eider, 89 Common Scoters, 1 Fulmar, 2 Gannets, 82 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Tern and 7 Little Terns on the sea, 4 Spoonbills on the Broadwater from the NWT hides, and around the reserve 2 Blackcaps, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 20 Whitethroats, 4 Sedge Warblers, 10 Reed Warblers, 1 Treecreeper and a single Yellow Wagtail over calling. A huge hall of moths included a Lappet, an Eyed Hawk Moth, a Poplar Hawk Moth, 3 Kent Black Arches, 1 Peppered Moth, 1 Garden Tiger, a Crescent and a Humming-bird Hawk Moth.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*12 SPOONBILLS THIS EVNG CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE +WOOD SANDPIPER, CURLEW SANDPIPER, 6 LITTLE GULLS & AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS

*4 SPOONBILLS HOLME NWT FROM 3rd HIDE

*SPOONBILL N/OVER WELNEY WWT

*2 QUAIL TITCHWELL VILLAGE W/OF CHOSELEY LANE JUNCTION EARLY MRNG

*7 LITTLE GULLS CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE

 

Sunday 10th July 2011

At the Observatory some early return migration was evident, and highlights were 3 Brent Geese, 3 Little Egrets, 1 Spoonbill, 3 Yellow Wagtails and in the village a flock of 12 Crossbills flew over south. On the sea 1 Eider, 150 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 4 Gannets and an Arctic Skua were seen.

On Redwell Marsh an adult Little Ringed Plover, a Green Sandpiper, 2 Ruff, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, a Yellow Wagtail, and 2 Teal were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*10 SPOONBILL (2 JUV) CLEY NWT MID EVNG+WOOD SANDPIPER, CONTINENTAL BLACK-TALIED GODWIT, 61s  LITTLE GULL & AD MED GULL

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON SALTMARSH POOL 14:50

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD FROM BOAT TRIP

*YELLOW-LEGGED GULL BURGH CASTLE FROM RIVERBANK NEAR CHURCH FARM  14:00 

 

Saturday 9th July 2011

13 Black-tailed Godwits, a Greenshank and a Whimbrel were around the marsh today. In the moth trap 2 Pine Hawks, 1 Peppered Moth and a Garden Tiger were of interest, and at least 3 Humming-bird Hawks were in the area.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN OF CATTLE EGRET WISLEY AIRFIELD (NO GENERAL ACCESS) 

*10 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE+7 LITTLE GULL, AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL & SPOTTED REDSHANK 

*2 AD ROSEATE TERN SNETTISHAM RSPB ON MUD FROM FIRST HIDE 12:35 THEN FLEW TOWARDS THE WASH 13:15

 

Friday 8th July 2011

Seawatching highlights were 2 Fulmars, 24 Gannets, 72 Bar tailed Godwits, 1 Little Tern, 1 common Tern, 45 Sandwich Tern. 

Moth highlights 2 Poplar Hawk, 3 Pine Hawk, 1 Elephant Hawk, 1 Peppered Moth, 1 Scarce Footman, 1 Shore Wainscot.

Two Painted Ladies were on the east bank.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*10 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE BUT MOBILE+5 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 3 LITTLE GULL . WOOD SAND ON BILLY'S WASH+3 LITTLE GULLS & 2 AD MED GULLS

*6+SPOONBILL CLEY NWT EARLY EVNG+9 1s  LITTLE GULL, YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, AD MED GULL & 2 CONTINENTAL BLACK-TALIED GODWIT

*FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD S/PAST HOPTON-ON-SEA MID MRNG+AD MED GULL & 2 ARCTIC TERN

*EAGLE OWL (ESCAPE) HUNSTANTON ON LAMPOST BY ROUNDABOUT 

 

Thursday 7th July 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*6 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+CONTINENTAL BLACK-TAILED GODWIT, AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, AD MED GULL, 2 1s  LITTLE GULL & 5 SPOTTED REDSHANK

 

Wednesday 6th July 2011

Seawatching today included 2 Eiders, 27 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, 26 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns and 2 Guillemots. 4 Spoonbills flew east over the grazing marsh early morning. Moths included a female Oak Eggar, 3 Drinkers, 2 Pine Hawks, an Elephant Hawk, 3 Humming-bird Hawks and a Garden Tiger.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*8 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT+2 CONTINENTAL BLACK-TALIED GODWIT, 3 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 11 1s  LITTLE GULL, AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, 2 MED GULL, 6 GREEN SANDPIPER & 6 RUFF

*4 SPOONBILL HOLME NOA E/OVER GRAZING MARSH AT 08:15

*AD SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB

*MALE BLACK REDSTART GREAT YARMOUTH SOUTH DENES BY EASTPORT OFFICES

 

Tuesday 5th July 2011

A muggy and quiet day, the highlights were a Spoonbill on the Broadwater and 4 Crossbills in the pines. At least 2 Humming-bird Hawk Moths were around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PROB ICTERINE WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB BY VIS'CTR 16:00 SINGING BUT VERY ELUSIVE

*7 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH +CURLEW SANDPIPER & 13 LITTLE GULLS 

 

Monday 4th July 2011

A quiet and hot day at the Observatory, seawatching produced 337 Common Scoters, 7 Gannets and 12 Sandwich Terns. a party of over 50 House Martins flew through west.

Butterflies included Ringlet, Meadow Brown, Speckled Wood and Red Admiral, while in the moth traps a Bordered Pug, a Pine Hawk Moth, a Kent Black Arches, a Diamond-back and a Buff Arches were the highlights.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*11 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT & 8.1s LITTLE GULLS

*2 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB +LITTLE GULL & 15 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*AD LITTLE GULL BREYDON WATER

 

Sunday 3rd July 2011

Bird of note included 9 Gannets and 53 Sandwich Terns on the seawatch, a Spoonbill on the Broadwater, a Greenshank flying over calling, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, 4 Sedge Warblers and 2 Reed Warblers. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET 

*AD ROSEATE TERN BREYDON WATER BRIEFLY MID MRNG & 2 AD LITTLE GULLS

 

Saturday 2nd July 2011

Highlights today were 2 Little Egrets, 2 Spoonbills, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, a Cuckoo, 4 Swifts, 1 Sand Martin, 10 Swallows, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 4 Whitethroats, 1 Sedge Warbler, and 1 Crossbill in the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*7 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH 

*WOOD SANDPIPER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB FROM FISHERMANS C/PRK 20:24+2 RUFF & 109 BLACK-TAILED GODWIT

 

Friday 1st July 2011

Highlights today were 2 Eider, 2 Fulmars, 7 Gannets, 4 Little Terns and 24 Sandwich Terns on the sea, 7 Avocets, 15 Black-tailed Godwits east, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 12 Whitethroats, 15 Sedge Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers, 1 Treecreeper, a male Stonechat south of the Broadwater, and a single Crossbill in the pines. Moths included a Privet Hawk, an Eyed Hawk, 2 Pine Hawks, a Striped Wainscot, 2 Heart & Clubs, 1 Scarce Footman, 2 Sand Darts and a Gold Triangle.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+5 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 4 1s LITTLE GULL, 263 BLACK-TAILED GODWIT, 2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER & 125 AVOCET

*6 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+2 CURLEW SANDPIPER

Thursday 30th June 2011

On the sea today 207 Common Scoter, 11 Fulmars, 14 Gannets, 4 Little Terns, 195 Sandwich Terns and 7 Common Terns were counted. 2 Sand Martins, 6 Swallows and 3 House Martins, and a Lesser Whitethroat were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*6 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+CURLEW SANDPIPER, 4 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 14 1s  LITTLE GULL, 4 RUFF

*QUAIL WEST RUNTON IN WEEDY FIELD W/OF DISUSED PIG FARM AT 15:20

*SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLY s/OF LUDHAM N/OF ST.BENET'S ABBEY BY CONCRETE ROAD

 

Wednesday 29th June 2011

Birds of note today were 231 Common Scoters, 1 Fulmar, 9 Gannets, 2 Little Terns and 48 Sandwich Terns on the sea, 350+ Knot on the beach, a Turtle Dove in the paddocks, and a Treecreeper in the pines. Moths included 3 Pine Hawk Moths, a Buff Tip, and 1 Drinker.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH THIS EVNG+4 CONTINENTAL BLACK-TALIED GODWIT & 13 1s  LITTLE GULL

*MANX SHEARWATER N/PAST HOPTON-ON-SEA AT 07:45+HARBOUR PORPOISE

*WOOD SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+5 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 5 RUFF & LITTLE GULL

 

Tuesday 28th June 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*8 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE +AD CURLEW SANDPIPER & 10.1s LITTLE GULLS

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD VIEWABLE FROM BOARDWALK 10:30

*CURLEW SANDPIPER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB ON POOL BY C/PK

*CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER

 

Monday 27th June 2011

Another stifling day with very hot southerly winds, some insect migrants were noted including a Hummingbird Hawk Moth, and 2 Silver Ys. Butterflies included 6 Large Skippers, 35 Red Admirals and 15 Ringlets. Seawatching produced a single Gannet, 85 Knot, 3 Little Terns, 79 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns. Other birds of interest were a Hobby east, a Lesser Whitethroat,  25 Swifts, 5 Sedge Warblers, and 4 Reed Warblers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB BUT SPOONBILL THIS MRNG, 10 SPOTTED SREDSHANKS, 2 GREENSHANKS & 2 GREEN SANPIPERS

*8 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH +CURLEW SANDPIPER ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE & PAIR GARGANEY ON NORTH SCRAPE 

 

Sunday 26th June 2011

A beautifully hot and sunny day, with some good birds, including a Spoonbill east along the Broadwater mid afternoon, 2 Common Buzzards, a second year Med Gull, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 5 Whitethroats, and a Grasshopper Warbler.

Moths included a Privet Hawk Moth, a female Ghost Swift, 2 Kent Black Arches, 2 Pine Hawks, 4 Spectacles and a dark phase Peppered Moth.

At Walsey Hills a Hobby flew over and 3 Garden Warblers were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET NORTH WOOTTON MARSHES S/OVER BABINGLEY RIVER THIS MRNG+QUAIL NARBOROUGH CALLING NEAR A47 TM.766.157 

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER BURNHAM NORTON 18:20. FROM BURNHAM NORTON TAKE PATH N/TO SEA WALL THEN E/FOR 150YDS

*TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE 07:00+SPOONBILL E/OVER 

*SPOONBILL E/OVER HOLME DUNES THIS A/NOON   3 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT

*10 LITTLE GULL CLEY NWT ON N/SCRAPE 21:30

*QUAIL WELNEY WWT CALLING NEAR LYLE HIDE  

 

Saturday 25th June 2011

On the sea today 11 Eider, 2 Gannets, 2 Little Terns, 27 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns, 250 Knot and 18 Bar-tailed Godwits were seen. Also of note were 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Barn Owls, and 15 Swifts. Moths included a Lime Hawk, 1 Elephant Hawk, 2 Pine Hawks and a Peppered Moth.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER BURNHAM NORTON N/OF VILLAGE ON POOLS BY SEAWALL

*TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE SHOWING WELL +4 GREEN SANDPIPERS, 4 SPOTTED REDSHANKS & GREENSHANK

*7 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH 14:10

*QUAIL STOW BEDON 1ML E/OF VILLAGE CALLING

 

Friday 24th June 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GOLDEN ORIOLE CLEY SINGING S/OF SEWAGE WORKS IN GLAVEN VALLEY TILL 06:30 IN POPLAR PLANTATION THEN FLEW SE+3 COMMON CROSSBILL OVER AT 07:32

4 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+7 1s  LITTLE GULL & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 GREEN SANDPIPER, 7 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 706 BLACK-TAILED GODWIT, 2 LITTLE GULL,2 CURLEWS SANDPIPERS & HOBBY OVER

*MALE BLACK REDSTART HORSEY c1.5MLS S/OF NELSON HEAD TRACK IN FIELD WITH PILE OF FENCEPOSTS & WIRE THIS MRNG

 

Thursday 23rd June 2011

Seawatching today produced 15 Common Scoters, 3 Fulmars, 14 Gannets, 14 Little Terns and 9 Sandwich Terns. Other birds of note included a Black-tailed Godwit, 55 Swifts and a Grasshopper Warbler. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON HORSEY AT SEAWARD END OF NELSON HEAD TRACK ON FENCE AT 15:45

*GOLDEN ORIOLE WIVETON VILLAGE AT 09:20

*4 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 10:00+LITTLE STINT, 9 1s  LITTLE GULL & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK 

*17 MANX SHEARWATER PAST TRIMINGHAM BETWEEN 07:00 & 09:00+1s LITTLE GULL

*2 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB+CURLEW SANDPIPER, 8 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 2 LITTLE GREBE 

Wednesday 22nd June 2011 

A rather quiet day at the Observatory, highlights were 12 Common Scoters, 22 Little Terns & 9 Sandwich Terns on the sea. A Common Buzzard flew over south.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET 

*1s MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON 15:00 HORSEY AT SEAWARD END OF NELSON HEAD TRACK SHOWING WELL

*AD SPOONBILL CLEY NWT THIS EVNG+LITTLE STINT, 5+ ONTINENTAL BLACK-TALIED GODWIT, RUFF & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+CURLEW SANDPIPER & 5 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*IMM SPOONBILL BURGH CASTLE THIS A/NOON+SPOTTED REDSHANK

*RED KITE SOUTH CREAKE SW/OVER B1355 AT 10:25

 

Tuesday 21st June 2011

At the Observatory a Spoonbill was on the Broadwater early afternoon, and Barn Owl was seen. Moths included a Pine Hawk, Small Elephant Hawk, and a superb Garden Tiger.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*5 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB FROM FEN HIDE +CURLEW SANDPIPER & 2 LITTLE GULLS

*SPOONBILL HOLME NOA ON THE BROADWATER SE/OF OBS 13:17

*QUAIL WELNEY WWT BY MAIN OBS

 

Monday 20th June 2011

Seawatching today produced 62 Common Scoters, 1 Manx Shearwater west, 10 Gannets east, 20 Little Terns, 12 Sandwich Terns and 8 Common Terns. Other birds included a Cuckoo, 10 Swifts, 1 Sand Martin, 8 Whitethroats, 6 Sedge Warblers, and 4 Reed Warblers.

Moths included a Common Emerald, a Lyme Grass, a Pine Hawk Moth, a Sand Dart and 2 Dwarf Cream Waves. On Redwell Marsh 4 Black-tailed Godwits were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON 17:30 HORSEY BY NELSON HEAD TRACK SHOWING WELL & 2 HOBBIES

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE 10:05

*5 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH & 9 LITTLE GULLS

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB & 6 LITTLE GULLS

 

Sunday 19th June 2011

Sadly there was no further sign of the Caspian Tern today. The main interest was on the sea, where 4 Eider, 250 Common Scoters, 6 Manx Shearwaters, 17 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 39 Little Terns, 37 Sandwich Terns, 4 Common Terns and 7 Auk sp were recorded.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON 19:40 HORSEY BY NELSON HEAD TRACK

*6 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT FROM NORTH HIDE & 3 LITTLE GULLS

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD 12:30

 

Saturday 18th June 2011

The main highlight today was a CASPIAN TERN 07:15-07:18hrs, which flew in from the east and drifted west, and was noted sporadically throughout the day until 12:10 (must have flown past the observatory at least twice!) On the sea 2 Common Scoter, 6 Manx Shearwaters, 25 Gannets, 28 Little Terns, 42 Sandwich Terns, 6 Common Terns and a Guillemot were recorded and other birds of note were a Spoonbill on the Broadwater, 2 Common Buzzards, a Hobby, 410 Knot, 18 Black-tailed Godwits, 8 Little Gulls, 1 Cuckoo, 2 Sand Martins, and 1 Lesser Whitethroat. 

 

Friday 17th June 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CASPIAN TERN THORNHAM HARBOUR AT DUSK

*1s MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON 16:30 HORSEY AT SEAWARD END OF NELSON HEAD TRACK SHOWING VERY WELL

*RED-BACKED SHRIKE HORSEY c200 BEYOND NELSON HEAD PUB RIGHT OF TRACK JUST BEYOND HOUSE MID MRNG BUT NO SIGN EARLY A/NOON

*MALE GOLDEN ORIOLE SINGING HONING LOCK EARLY MRNG ONLY

*4 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH THIS A/NOON+2 CONTINENTAL BLACK-TAILED GODWIT, 3 1s  LITTLE GULL, GREEN SANDPIPER & 3 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*SPOONBILL E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB EARLY MRNG+1s LITTLE GULL ON FRESHMARSH & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

 

Thursday 16th June 2011

Highlights today were 39 Common Scoters, 4 Fulmars, 11 Gannets, 27 Little Terns, 50 Sandwich Terns, and 1 Common Tern on the sea, and 1 Cuckoo, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, and 8 Sedge Warblers around the reserve. In the moth traps 2 Privet Hawk Moths, 2 Elephant Hawk Moths, 1 Poplar Hawk and a Drinker moth were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*POSS ROLLER 1/2ML ESE/OF WEST RUNTON JUST N/OF INCLEBOROUGH HILL APPEARED TO LAND AT 07:30 BUT NO FURTHER SIGN BY 11:00

*1s MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON 18:00 HORSEY BY NELSON HEAD TRACK SHOWING WELL

*NO SIGN OF MALE RED-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WEST RUNTON IN FIELD S/OF CLIFFTOP C/PK BY 06:50

 

Wednesday 15th June 2011

A warm overcast day, 17 birds were ringed on the reserve including a Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Common Whitethroats, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Reed Warblers and a juvenile Coal Tit. Other birds of note included 11 Black-tailed Godwits, a first year Little Gull, a Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Sedge Warblers, 4 Swifts and a Cuckoo. In the moth traps a Lime Hawk, Elephant Hawk, 5 Small Elephant Hawks, 2 Light Arches, and a Heart & Club were of particular note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON 20:10 HORSEY AT E/END OF NELSON HEAD TRACK SHOWING WELL

*MALE RED-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT 19:10 WEST RUNTON S/OF CLIFFTOP C/PK IN BARLEY FIELD SHOWING WELL

*PROB EASTERN COMMON TERN (form longpennis) 09:30 BREYDON WATER FROM HIDE AT NE/END

*HONEY BUZZARD 11:30 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES THEN FLEW S/

*5 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT THIS EVNG+21s  LITTLE GULL, 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 3 CONTINENTAL BLACK-TALIED GODWIT & 6 MED GULL

*LITTLE GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHAMARSH+7 SPOTTED REDSHANK ALSO BITTERN FEEDING 4 YOUNG VIEWED FROM MAIN PATH

 

Tuesday 14th June 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON 20:25 HORSEY 200YDS S/OF HORSEY CORNER C/PK SHOWING WELL

*MARSH WARBLER HORSEY 200YDS N/OF NELSON'S HEAD TRACK BY PATH IN BRAMBLES SINGING

SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH MID MRNG 

 

Monday 13th June 2011

Seawatching highlights today were 5 Eiders, 6 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 10 Gannets, 25 Little Terns, 41 Sandwich Terns and 15 Common Terns. Also of note today were 120 Bar-tailed Godwits, a single Cuckoo, 1 Blackcap, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, and 1 Sedge Warbler. Moths included 2 Elephant Hawk Moths, a Sand Dart, and a Shoulder-striped Wainscot.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED-FOOTED FALCON HICKLING BROAD NWT NEAR BITTERN HIDE EARLY A/NOON

*AD SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE 16:30

*SPOONBILL W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 16:00 +1s LITTLE GULL & RED-CRESTED POCHARD

 

Sunday 12th June 2011

A beautiful morning follwed up by some much-needed rain, seawatching produced 150 Common Scoters, 15 Gannets, 23 Little Terns, 52 Sandwich Terns and 26 Common Terns. Other birds of note included 2 Common Buzzards, 2 Cuckoos, 11 Swifts, 3 House Martins and a Mistle Thrush were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 RED-FOOTED FALCONS (1s MALE & FEM) 15:00 HICKLING BROAD NWT 300YDS SW/OF VIS'CTR

*MARSH WARBLER WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 20YDS N/OF PUBLIC STEPS VIEWABLE FROM TOP PATH

*HONEY BUZZARD NORTHREPPS FLEW W/OVER HUNGRY HILL 08:50

*SPOONBILL OVER HICKLING BROAD NWT THIS MRNG

*QUAIL 500YDS E/OF MORSTON QUAY 16:10 TG.012.441

 

Saturday 11th June 2011

A quiet but pleasant day, the highlights were a Spoonbill on the Broadwater in the afternoon, and a single Crossbill calling in the pines in the morning. A Cuckoo, 15 Swifts, 1 Sedge Warbler and 2 Reed Warblers were also of interest. In the moth traps a Privet Hawk Moth was of note, and a Black-tailed Skimmer and a Blue-tailed Damselfly were also seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*AD FEM RED-FOOTED FALCON HICKLING BROAD NWT IN DEAD TREE EARLY EVNG THEN FLEW TOWARDS HORSEY MERE
*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE 17:15 THEN FLEW TO REEDBED 
*SPOONBILL HOLME NOA ON BROADWATER+COMMON CROSSBILL
*SPOONBILL HICKLING BROAD NWT FLEW OVER SWIM COOTS 08:50 AND LANDED IN REEDBED TO W/
*SPOONBILL BURNHAM OVERY DUNES FLEW W/OVER GUN HILL 18:55
*SPOTTED REDSHANK BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL THIS EVNG
*2 WHIMBREL W/OVER CLEY NWT THIS MRNG+CURLEW SANDPIPER, 6 LITTLE GULL & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK

 

Friday 10th June 2011

Highlights today were 10 Eider, 3 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, 6 Little Terns and 31 Sandwich Terns on the sea, 1 Cuckoo, 10 Swifts, 3 Whitethroats and 2 Sedge Warblers around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MARSH WARBLER SINGING NEAR GREAT YARMOUTH MID MRNG

*1+SPOONBILL HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE AT 14:15

 

Thursday 9th June 2011

A pleasant day with a few light showers, highlights were 4 Little Terns over high, 2 Cuckoos, 30+ Swifts, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroats, 3 Sedge Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers and a Crossbill.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH/CRICKET MARSH . 2 LITTLE STINT ON NORTH SCRAPE+CURLEW SAND,8 LITTLE GULLS & 4 CONTINENTAL BLACK-TAILED GODWITS. 12 MED GULLS OFF BEACH

*2 SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN+2+MED GULL

*TURTLE DOVE SNETTISHAM CP ON WIRES BY CARAVAN PARK AT 18:00

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH/CRICKET MARSH . 2 LITTLE STINT ON NORTH SCRAPE+CURLEW SAND,8 LITTLE GULLS & 4 CONTINENTAL BLACK-TAILED GODWITS. 12 MED GULLS OFF BEACH

*2 SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN+2+MED GULL

*TURTLE DOVE SNETTISHAM CP ON WIRES BY CARAVAN PARK AT 18:00

 

Wednesday 8th June 2011

Highlights today were a Red Kite over the south side of the marsh at around 2pm, a Spoonbill in front of the NWT hides, and on the sea 300 Common Scoters, 4 Fulmars, 4 Gannets west, 10 Little Terns and 15 Common Terns. A Lesser Whitethroat was singing at the west end of the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON TILL 10:31 c1ML S/OF HORSEY AT HORSEY CORNER C/PK THEN FLEW S/TOWARDS WINTERTON NORTH DUNES

*POSS 1s RED-FOOTED FALCON WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 11:35 AT N/END BUT DISTANT

*SPOONBILL HOLME NWT

*LITTLE STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS EVNG+1s LITTLE GULL, 2 WHIMBREL, 5 CONTINENTAL BLACK-TALIED GODWIT & 7 MED GULL 4 AD+3 2s OFFSHORE

*2 AD MED GULL STIFFKEY FEN AT 12:15

*2 RED KITE OVER WESTON LONGVILLE THIS A/NOON

 

Tuesday 7th June 2011

Highlights today were a Spoonbill on the Broadwater from the NWT hides, and a juvenile Crossbill in the pines. Also of note were 2 Cuckoos, 2 Whitethroats, and 4 Reed Warblers.

NORFOLK NEWS FORM BIRDNET

*HONEY BUZZARD (DARK MORPH) SW/OVER CROMER 18:15

*1s CASPIAN GULL CLEY NWT ON SEA N/OF NORTH HIDE 17:00 +WOOD SANDPIPER ON NORTH SCRAPE & LITTLE STINT

*2 OSPREYS RANWORTH BROAD FROM NWT BOAT TRIP THIS MRNG

 

Monday 6th June 2011

A bit of a wash-out! Seawatching took place before the heavens opened, producing 6 Eiders, 3 Fulmars, 37 Gannets, 7 Little Terns, 14 Sandwich Terns, and 8 Common Terns. 6 Cuckoos were in the forestry on the NWT reserve.

 

Sunday 5th June 2011

Seawatching today was better than average, with 45 Common Scoter, a summer plumage Great Northern Diver, 3 Fulmars, 5 Manx Shearwaters, 37 Gannets, 3 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Tern, 2 Little Terns, and 9 summer plumage Guillemots.

A very poor moth catch included a Lime Hawk Moth and 3 Small Elephant Hawks.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*HONEY BUZZARD HICKLING BROAD OVER S/SIDE 11:59
*SPOONBILL HOLME DUNES NWT FROM FIRST HIDE
*HOODED CROW HUNSTANTON ON PITCH & PUTT 18:45
*BLACK TERN E/PAST CLEY 10:35&18 LITTLE GULL PAST CLEY 05:00-10:10+6 MANX SHEARWATER
*2 GARGANEY CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH+LITTLE STINT, 5 LITTLE GULL & CONTINENTAL BLACK-TALIED GODWIT
*5 MANX SHEARWATER W/PAST HOLME NOA 06:45-07:45.  
*13 LITTLE GULL PAST CLEY NWT BTW 18:00-19:30
*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (SUM.PLUM) PAST HOLME NOA 09:30
*12 COMMON CROSSBILL KELLING HEATH BRIEFLY 16:45

Saturday 4th June 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT BTW LYLE HIDE & FRIENDS HIDE & DRK GARGANEY

*85 MANX SHEARWATERS E/PAST TRIMINGHAM THIS EVNG

*LITTLE STINT CLEY NWT +CURLEW SANDPIPER & 1s LITTLE GULL

 

Friday 3rd June 2011

Highlights today were 45 Common Scoter, 4 Fulmars, 36 Gannets, 9 Little Terns, 57 Sandwich Terns and 8 Common Terns. At least 2 Spoonbills were present around the Broadwater during the day, a Common Buzzard was seen, a Cuckoo was calling, a Cetti's Warbler was singing and a Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroats, 3 Sedge Warblers and 5 Reed Warblers were also of interest. Moths included a superb Obscure Wainscot, 2 Elephant Hawk Moths, 1 Eyed Hawk Moth, 7 Small Elephant Hawks and a Shoulder-striped Wainscot.

A Spoonbill was also seen on Redwell Marsh briefly. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER TILL 13:55 OFF SOUTH WALL THEN FLEW UP THE ESTUARY

*SPOONBILL HOLME NOA AT E/END OF BROADWATER AT 08:45. VIEWABLE FROM OBS & FOOTPATH

*CONTINENTAL BLACK-TALIED GODWIT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+LITTLE STINT, 2 1s  LITTLE GULL & AD MED GULL OVER CLEY VILLAGE AT 09:30

*OSPREY W/OVER HOLKHAM PINES AT 11:25

*7+COMMON CROSSBILL CLEY OVER CHICKEN PLANTATION AT 18:30

 

Thursday 2nd June 2011

Seawatching today produced 320 Common Scoter, 1 Fulmar, 4 Gannets, 19 Little Terns, 80 Sandwich Terns and 7 Common Terns, while around the reserve a Cuckoo, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, and a singing Sedge Warbler were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER TILL MID EVNG OFF SOUTH WALL THEN FLEW TOWARDS NE/END

*MALE CHANNEL WAGTAIL GREAT YARMOUTH IN 2nd FIELD W/OF VAUXHALL HOLIDAY PARK

*QUAIL CALLING NW/OF GIMMINGHAM. TG280375 . GREAT NORTHERN DIVER PAST TRIMINGHAM+4 HARBOUR PORPOISE

*MALE QUAIL BURNHAM NORTON CALLING ON MARSH IN SE/CORNER THIS EVNG

*QUAIL CAISTER-ON-SEA AT 15:00 ON W/SIDE OF BYPASS

 

Wednesday 1st June 2011

A quiet day but very pleasant, seawatching produced 9 Common Scoters, 4 Gannets, 8 Little Terns and 5 Common Terns. 3 Mistle Thrushes were feeding in front of the Observatory. In the moth traps a Privet and a Pine Hawk were of interest, together with a Chamomile Shark, a Small Waved Umber, and a Shore Wainscot. Butterflies included 6 Common Blues, a Brown Argus, 4 Speckled Woods and a Wall Brown.

At Walsey Hills a Hobby flew over west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD BLACK STORK 08:14 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY CAMP DRIFTED N/ THEN APPEARED TO FLY OUT TO SEA & NO FURTHER SIGN BY 11:05

*POSS BLACK KITE NW/OVER HOLT AT 16:11+RED KITE

*BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER 20:30 BREYDON WATER AT NE/END 200YDS BEYOND HIDE

*AD MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE+2 GARGANEY

*2 HONEY BUZZARD HADDISCOE TILL 10:00 OVER W/SIDE OF THORPE MARSHES THEN FLEW W/

*HONEY BUZZARD NORTHREPPS W/OVER HUNGRY HILL AT 09:20

*3 SPOONBILL HOLME NWT ON BROADWATER FROM 1st HIDE AT 09:55

*2 SPOONBILL NORTHREPPS W/OVER HUNGRY HILL AT 12:05

*QUAIL c1/4ML NW/OF GIMMINGHAM AT 09:05

*QUAIL E/OF BURNHAM NORTON CALLING BY JUNCTION OF SEA WALL & COASTAL PATH AT 12:30

*QUAIL SWANTON NOVERS NEAR RAPTOR WATCHPOINT EARLY MRNG

*2 GARGANEY CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE

Tuesday 31st May 2011

A brighter day after the miserable bank holiday! On the sea 6 Fulmars, 13 Gannets, 7 Little Terns and 29 Sandwich Terns were counted, a Cuckoo was in the dunes, and around the reserve a Chiffchaff, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Wablers, 6 Reed Warblers and a Mistle Thrush were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE

*SHORELARK CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE RIDGE & 4 SPOONBILLS ON ARNOLD'S MARSH BRIEFLY

*QUAIL BURNHAM MARKET BY BEACON HILL LANE

*QUAIL BURNHAM NORTON BY BANK AT NW/END OF MARSHES 13:35

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD FROM NWT BOAT TRIP THIS MRNG

*2 DRK GARGANEY WELNEY WWT FROM ALLPORT HIDE

 

Monday 30th May 2011

A soggy grey and miserable bank holiday! The weather dropped down 354 Swifts, 255 House Martins and 43 Swallows while on the sea 237 Common Scoters, 5 Fulmars, 6 Gannets, 2 Kittiwakes, 12 Little Terns, 16 Sandwich Terns and 22 Common Terns were seen. A Cuckoo was heard and a Grey Wagtail flew west over the Golf Course. Moth trapping produced 54 species including Pine and Small Elephant Hawk Moth, a Clouded Bordered Brindle and a White Point.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BEE-EATER CROMER OVER LINKS AVENUE 12:20 - HEARD ONLY

*BEE-EATER 11:25 BTW OVERSTRAND & NORTHREPPS NEAR RADAR STATION CALLING

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB & WOOD SANDPIPER

*QUAIL SWANTON NOVERS RAPTOR WATCHPOINT MID MRNG BUT NO SIGN HONEY BUZZARDS

*QUAIL 1/2ML N/OF NORTH CREAKE CALLING

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD FROM VIS'CTR 16:15

*CURLEW SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB +WOOD SANDPIPER

*GARGANEY WELNEY WWT

 

Sunday 29th May 2011

A cold grey and windy day at the Observatory, highlights were a Greenshank in Thornham Harbour, 60+ Swifts feeding, 6 Swallows, and 1 Lesser Whitethroat.

In the moth trap 1 Lime Hawk Moth, 1 Pine Hawk Moth, 8 Small Elephant Hawks, 1 Iron Prominent and a Treble Brown-Spot were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN OF BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER FROM S/WALL

*2 RED-NECKED PHALAROPE WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE 15:55+DRK GARGANEY FROM ALLPORT HIDE 

*2 SPOONBILL THORNHAM MARSH 18:55 

*SHORE LARK CLEY NWT C400M E/OF N/END OF E/BANK 16:40

*QUAIL SINGING HALFWAY BTW NORTH CREAKE & BURNHAM MARKET BY B1355 EARLY A/NOON 

*5 1s LITTLE GULL CLEY NWT ON N/SCRAPE 15:00

*CURLEW SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB MID A/NOON+2 GARGANEY &2 1s LITTLE GULL

 

Saturday 28th May 2011

Seawatching today produced 150 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, 70 Little Terns, 8 Sandwich Terns and 1 Common Tern. 20+ Avocets were around the marsh and 6 Black-tailed Godwits were of note. 60+ Swifts, 1 House Martin, 1 Willow Warbler, and 1 Lesser Whitethroat were also recorded.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER 19:35 BREYDON WATER AT NE/END FROM 1ST HIDE. WALK E/FROM ASDA C/PK  
*SHORE LARK CLEY NWT 700YDS E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK LATE A/NOON.  
*3 SPOONBILL BREYDON WATER IN CHANNEL C1ML W/OF BREYDON BRIDGE 07:55
*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH 06:45+LITTLE STINT & 2 LITTLE GULL ON NORTH SCRAPE
*SPOONBILL E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB
*CURLEW SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE
*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD NWT 11:28
*1s LITTLE GULL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL THIS EVNG+BLACK-TAILED GODWIT (CONTINENTAL TYPE)
*WOOD SANDPIPER KELLING WATER MEADOWS
*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER (AD.SUM) OVERSTRAND OFF SEAFRONT
 

Friday 27th May 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BROAD-BILLED SANDPIPER 20:50 BREYDON WATER AT SOUTH WALL OPP RUGBY CLUB

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) 15:45 WELNEY WWT FROM BUXTON HIDE & DRK GARGANEY

*IMM SPOONBILL KELLING FLEW NW/FROM QUAGS 08:05 & QUAIL 200YDS N/OF VILLAGE THIS MRNG

*3+QUAIL CHOSELEY 800YDS E/OF DRYING BARNS 15:15 TF.765.423

*LITTLE STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS MRNG

 

Thursdsay 26th May 2011

Highlights today were 45 Little Terns on the seawatch and a Cuckoo, 3 Whitethroats, 6 Sedge Warblers and 3 Reed Warblers were around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH 06:45 THEN FLEW WEST

*WOOD SANDPIPER KELLING WATER MEADOWS

 

Wednesday 25th May 2011

Another quiet day for birds, highlights were a Spoonbill in front of the Car Park hide and a single Cuckoo in the dunes. Moth trapping produced a Privet Hawk Moth, Poplar Hawk Moth, 9 Small Elephant Hawk Moths and a female Fox Moth.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*UNCON RPT ORTOLAN BUNTING CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK 17:00 THEN FLEW TO SHINGLE RIDGE

*HONEY BUZZARD E/OVER SWANTON NOVERS RAPTOR WATCHPOINT 11:20

*HONEY BUZZARD ESE/OVER CLEY 10:45 +RED KITE FLEW SE/AT 10:40, SPOONBILL ON BILLY'S WASH & WOOD SANDPIPER

*SPOONBILL HOLME NWT FROM 1st HIDE 13:35

*2 COMMON CRANES SE/OVER CLEY 16:35

*OSPREY BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB 20:55

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD FROM NWT BOAT TRIP THIS MRNG

*2 RED KITES W/OVER SHERINGHAM PARK 10:30

*RED KITE W/OVER WELLS 10:50

 

Tuesday 24th May 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT BEHIND LYLE HIDE 13:50

*GOLDEN ORIOLE S/OF CLEY IN GLAVEN VALLEY 500YDS S/OF SEWAGE WORKS

*SHORELARK CLEY NWT FLEW W/ALONG BEACH 06:05 & 3 SPOONBILLS ON ARNOLD'S MARSH 

 

Monday 23rd May 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s BONAPARTE'S GULL TILL 19:30 SALTHOUSE THEN FLEW TWDS CLEY

*NO SIGN BONAPARTE'S GULL CLEY NWT BY 21:20 BUT 1s CASPIAN GULL ON PAT'S POOL THEN FLEW WEST

*MALE COMMON ROSEFINCH 20:45 WALSEY HILLS NOA AT FEEDERS

*3 TEMMINCK'S STINTS HICKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE THIS EVNG

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB 13:30 BRIEFLY +2 RED KITES OVER & CURLEW SANDPIPER

*QUAIL BREYDON WATER AT SOUTH WALL BTW C/PK & HUMBERSTONE FARM EARLY A/NOON

*RUDDY SHELDUCK FLITCHAM AT ABBEY FARM

*RED KITE OVER BLICKLING HALL 14:20

 

Sunday 22nd May 2011

Highlights today were 200 Common Scoter on the sea, 2 Gannets, 2 Little Terns, 90+ Swifts west, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, and 3 Spotted Flycatchers in the pines behind the west end of the reserve.

 

Saturday 21st May 2011

An uneventful day, the highlight was a probably Honey Buzzard drifting south west over the ridge. A Common Sandpiper was around the broadwater edge. Moths were quite diverse, with 45 species caught,  including 21 Small Elephant Hawk Moths, 1 Elephant Hawk, 1 Poplar Hawk and 1 Pine Hawk.

NORFOLKNEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s FEM RED-NECKED PHALAROPE 15:00 BURNHAM NORTON ON POOLS IN NE/CORNER OF GRAZING MARSHES VIEWED FROM SEA DEFENCES+WOOD SANDPIPER
*POSS GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT ON KEEPER'S MARSH 11:30+DRK GARGANEY ON BILLY'S WASH
*MALE GOLDEN ORIOLE SINGING IN WIVETON VILLAGE 07:30
*HONEY BUZZARD W/OVER OVERSTRAND 13:49
*HONEY BUZZARD W/OVER STIFFKEY FEN 09:30
*PROB HONEY BUZZARD HOLME NOA S/OVER OBS 11:50
*2 COMMON CRANE NW/OVER NORTHREPPS 11:00
*SHORE LARK CLEY ON BEACH N/OF ARNOLD'S MARSH NT+LITTLE GULL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE. 
*MANX SHEARWATER BREYDON WATER EARLY MRNG
*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL WEST RUNTON WITH CATTLE BRIEFLY
*2 GARGANEY CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH FROM BENCH ON WEST BANK
*WOOD SANDPIPER KELLING WATER MEADOWS
*5 LITTLE GULL SALTHOUSE FLEW E/PAST BEACH C/PK 15:25+WHINCHAT

 

Friday 20th May 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE 12:09 BUT ELUSIVE

*RED-NECKED PHALAROPE 19:30 BURNHAM NORTON IN NE/CORNER OF GRAZING MARSH VIEWABLE FROM SEAWALL & 2 QUAIL

*2 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE BTW EAST BANK & NORTH HIDE THIS MRNG & 4 SPOONBILLS ON BILLY'S WASH

*OSPREY TITCHWELL RSPB CIRCLING SLOWLY WEST 11:19

*CURLEW SANDPIPER STIFFKEY FEN 11:10

*DRK GARGANEY WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE

 

Thursday 19th May 2011

A pleasant and sunny day at the Observatory, seawatching produced 2 Common Scoters, 1 Little Egret, 2 Grey Plovers, 115 Sanderlings, 4 Bar-tailed Godwits, 3 Curlews, 14 Little Terns and 19 Sandwich Terns. A Turtle Dove was calling at the east end of the paddocks and 2 Cuckoos were heard. 125 Swallows flew through west and a Lesser Whitethroat, 8 Whitethroats, and 10 Sedge Warblers were around the reserve.

Butterflies included a Holly Blue, 6 Orange Tips, 2 Green Hairstreaks, 5 Common Blues and 6 Brown Arguses. In the moth trap 14 Small Elephant Hawk Moths, 1 Lime Hawk, 1 Pine Hawk, 1 Flame Wainscot, 1 Waved Umber, 2 Pale Prominents, and 6 White Ermines were among the catch. A Four-spotted Chaser and a Hairy Hawker were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED-NECKED PHALAROPE 18:00 BURNHAM NORTON ON POOLS IN NE/CORNER OF GRAZING MARSH.VIEWABLE FROM SEA DEFENCES

*3 TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB FROM ISLAND HIDE EARLY EVNG BUT NO SIGN OF GULL-BILLED TERN

*2 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT c100YDS E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK+11 SPOONBILL, GARGANEY & WOOD SANDPIPER ON RESERVE

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB TILL 15:00 THEN FLEW E/+DRK RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON GRAZING MARSH

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD AT 16:00 VIEWABLE FROM NWT WILDLIFE BOAT TRIPS DEPARTING FROM FLOATING VISITOR CENTRE.CONTACT NWT ON 01263 740 008

*2 CURLEW SANDPIPER STIFFKEY FEN AT 12:53+1s LITTLE GULL

 

Wednesday 18th May 2011

A quiet day at the Observatory, 30 Swifts and 40 Swallows flew through west, and 10 Reed Warblers were of note. Moths included an amazing 20 Small Elephant Hawk Moths together with a superb Eyed Hawk Moth, Bright-line Brown Eye, Green Carpet, Brimstone, Pine Beauty, and White Ermine.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF AD GULL-BILLED TERN BY 19:30 THORNHAM TAKECHOSELEY ROAD S/OFF A149 TO VIEW 2ND FIELD S/ON E/SIDE OF ROAD

*GULL-BILLED TERN W/OVER KELLING WATER MEADOWS AT 09:55

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 08:45

*2 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT 100YDS E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK LATE A/NOON+2 GARGANEY 1 DRK ON PAT'S POOL. 9 WHIMBREL ON ARNOLD'S MARSH

*7+SPOONBILL OVER BEESTON BUMP AT 06:45

*8 SPOONBILL W/OVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR AT 07:00

*2 SPOONBILL E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB AT 13:40

Tuesday 17th May 2011

Seawatching highlights were 215 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 2 Gannets, 11 Little Terns, 2 Sandwich and 12 Common Terns. Also of interest today, 56 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Greenshank, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Sedge Warblers, and 4 Reed Warblers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS RAPTOR WATCHPOINT THIS A/NOON

*OSPREY HOLME NOA NW/OVER REDWELL MARSH INTO THE WASH 15:51

*OSPREY W/OVER CLEY NWT 13:15

 

Monday 16th May 2011

Highlights today were a single Pink-footed Goose still on the marsh, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Cuckoo, 6 Little and 2 Common Terns offshore, and a movement of over 500 Swifts. Moths included 2 Small Elephant Hawks, 1 Peppered Moth, 2 White Ermines and 2 Pine Beauties.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT SNIPE CLEY NWT FROM AVOCET HIDE. BIRD WAS DISPLAYING OVER CRICKET MARSH 19:00, THEN SHOWED BRIEFLY AT 19:25, 19:50 & 20:40

*LESSER YELLOWLEGS 16:25 CLEY NWT BTW BEACH ROAD & AVOCET HIDE VIEWABLE FROM WEST BANK 1/3ML NE/OF WINDMILL +PROB MALE GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL ON WHITWELL SCRAPE +TEMMINCK'S STINT & 3 WOOD SANDPIPERS

*MALE GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL 15:55 TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE

*POSS AMERICAN FORM DUNLIN CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 08:25

 

Sunday 15th May 2011

Highlights today were a major passage of 1000+ Swifts through west, 150 Swallows and 2 House Martins, and on the sea 1 Gannet, 5 Little and 5 Sandwich Terns. 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Whitethroats, 10 Sedge Warblers and 8 Reed Warblers were also of interest and a Wheatear was in the dunes on the NWT reserve.

On Redwell Marsh a Wood Sandpiper was still present.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*LESSER YELLOWLEGS 16:45 CLEY NWT BTW BEACH ROAD & AVOCET HIDE VIEWABLE FROM WEST BANK 1/3ML NE/OF WINDMILL +2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS & 2+WOOD SANDPIPERS BUT NO SIGN GREAT SNIPE

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT THIS A/NOON

*2 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE 50YDS E/OF EAST BANK

*WOOD WARBLER DERSINGHAM BOG NNR BTW SCISSORS C/PK & CLIFF C/PK

 

Saturday 14th May 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT SNIPE CLEY NWT DISPLAYING ON CRICKET MARSH FROM AVOCET HIDE 21:18-21:21 (HEARD ONLY)
*LESSER YELLOWLEGS 17:28 CLEY NWT BTW BEACH ROAD AND AVOCET HIDE ON POOL VIEWED FROM WEST BANK+TEMMINCK'S STINT & 5 WOOD SANDPIPER. 
*MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT BTW FRIENDS HIDE AND ALLPORT HIDE 11:00
*2 JUV SPOONBILL CLEY NWT FROM BISHOP'S HIDE IN DITCH IN FRONT OF HIDE 07:10+ NO SIGN OF GREAT SNIPE FROM AVOCET HIDE BY 07:00
*MALE WOOD WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB SINGING IN PICNIC AREA 14:00
*HOODED CROW WEST RUNTON W/AT 07:55
*WOOD SANDPIPER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB E/OF MILL THIS MRNG+2 GARGANEY CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB

 

Friday 13th May 2011

Highlights from the Observatory today were a Hobby through, 17 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Kittiwake, 4 Little Terns, 2 Sandwich Terns, 4 Common Terns and a single Black Tern past on the sea this morning, 2 Cuckoos around the reserve, 40+ Swifts, 2 Sand Martins, 100+ Swallows, 78 House Martins, 7 Yellow Wagtails, 1 White Wagtail and a single Tree Pipit over calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT SNIPE CLEY NWT DISPLAYING ON CRICKET MARSH FROM AVOCET HIDE BETWEEN 20:20 & 20:30 THEN SEEN 3 TIMES IN FLIGHT 20:30 TILL DUSK BUT DISTANT

*LESSER YELLOWLEGS 19:00 CLEY NWT ON POOL BETWEEN BEACH ROAD & AVOCET HIDE VIEWED E/OFF WEST BANK c1/3ML NE/OF CLEY WINDMILL+3 TEMMINCK'S STINT & 6 WOOD SANDPIPER

*AD MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT BY BUXTON HIDE AT 09:30

*SHORT-TOED LARK WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES c300YDS S/OF BEACH CAFE BRIEFLY

*2 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK MID MRNG

*2 GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL RPTD MALE_FEM WEST RUNTON N/OF BEACH ROAD IN FIELD WITH GREEN GOAL POSTS THEN FLEW W/ 

*RING OUZEL CLEY ON OLD WOMANS LANE AT 13:00

 

Thursday 12th May 2011

A drake Garganey and 2 Wood Sandpipers were on Redwell Marsh

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF GREAT SNIPE CLEY NWT FROM AVOCET HIDE BY LATE EVNG . APPROACH CAREFULLY TO AVOID DISTURBANCE

*LESSER YELLOWLEGS 21:05 CLEY NWT ON POOL BETWEEN BEACH ROAD & AVOCET HIDE VIEWED E/OFF WEST BANK c1/3ML NE/OF CLEY WINDMILL

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 16:00+LITTLE STINT & WOOD SANDPIPER

*2 SHORE LARKS CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE RIDGE

*3 SPOONBILL W/OVER CLEY NWT+2 WOOD SANDPIPER 

*1s LITTLE GULL CLEY NWT

 

Wednesday 11th May 2011

Highlights today were 6 Gannets, 16 Little Terns, 6 Sandwich Terns, and 1 Common Tern on the sea, 2 Common Buzzards over the ridge, 2 Cuckoos, 30 Swifts, 38 Swallows west, 2 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Whitethroats, 10 Sedge Warblers and 6 Reed Warblers around the reserve.

 

Tuesday 10th May 2011

Another quiet day, the Wood Warbler was still present near the pay hut on the NWT reserve, a Common Sandpiper was around the Broadwater, 2 Whimbrel flew over, 2 Cuckoos, 45 Swifts, 115 Swallows and 4 House Martins flew through west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD GLOSSY IBIS STOKE FERRY 19:30

*POSS 1s BONAPARTE'S GULL GORLESTON-ON-SEA FLEW S/PAST PIER 20:20

*RED-RUMPED SWALLOW 11:30 GORLESTON-ON-SEA E/OF HOBLAND HALL BRIEFLY

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT

*5 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE BTW EAST BANK & NORTH HIDE

*2 SPOONBILLS BREYDON WATER AT S/WALL

*WOOD WARBLER HOLME BY ENTRANCE TRACK NEAR CARAVAN

*EAGLE OWL 21:10 HUNSTANTON ON CHURCH STREET ON ST.EDMUNDS CHURCH

 

Monday 9th May 2011

A quieter day, sadly no sign of the Collared Flycatcher today. Seawatching highlights included 1 Eider, 9 Fulmars, 2 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 46 Little Terns, 5 Sandwich Terns, and 12 Common Terns. A Red Kite was lingering along the ridge to the south east, and other birds of note included 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 2 Cuckoos, 4 Swifts, 125 Swallows, 5 Chiffchaffs, 15 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 12 Lesser Whitethroats, 25 Whitethroats, 25 Sedge Warblers, 14 Reed Warblers, 1 Nightingale, 4 Yellow Wagtails, and 2 House Sparrows! A possible Bean Goose was seen briefly with 58 Pink-feet but the birds were flushed out of view.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN COLLARED FLYCATCHER HOLME

*RED-RUMPED SWALLOW JUST S/OF WAXHAM FLEW SOUTH 08:45

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT FROM BUXTON HIDE. RPTD AMERICAN WIGEON Y'DAY IS A CHILOE WIGEON

*4 TEMMINCK'S STINTS THIS EVNG TITCHWELL RSPB +2 LITTLE STINTS, CURLEW SANDPIPER & 1s LITTLE GULL

*3 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE +2 LITTLE STINTS & MALE GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL ON EYE FIELD

*RED KITE E/OVER HOLME NOA 08:50

*EAGLE OWL HUNSTANTON ON AUSTIN STREET ON ROOF 13:20

 

Sunday 8th May 2011

Another superb day for migration, producing a fantastic male Collared Flycatcher by the caravan near the entrance to the NWT dunes reserve at 3.50pm. Other birds of note included 800+ Swallows, 80 House Martins and a Sand Martin west, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 7  Chiffchaffs, 15 Willow Warblers, 1 Wood Warbler also by the caravan near the NWT entrance, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 27 Whitethroats, 6 Blackcaps, 10 Sedge Warblers, a Short-eared Owl, 11 Whimbrel, 3 Tree Pipits over west, 2 Cuckoos, 3 Greenshanks, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Spotted Flycatchers, 4 Wheatears, 30 Golden Plovers, 1 Hobby, 4 Turtle Doves, 1 Whinchat, 9 Little Terns, 5 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Tern, and 2 Garganey on the sea off the Golf Course!

On Redwell Marsh a Wood Sandpiper was still present. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s MALE COLLARED FLYCATCHER 20:35 HOLME BY ENTRANCE TRACK NEAR CARAVAN & MALE GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL 200YDS PAST TICKET BOOTH, WOOD WARBLER & NIGHTINGALE

*FEM CITRINE WAGTAIL 12:18 CLEY N/OF WINDMILL NEAR SLUICE ALONG WEST BANK FOOTPATH IN DRAIN BUT ELUSIVE

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT FROM BUXTON HIDE THIS MRNG & DRK AMERICAN WIGEON FROM MAIN OBS & WOOD SANDPIPER

*RICHARD'S PIPIT CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD +BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL & 7 WOOD SANDPIPERS

*4 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 10:10

*2+TEMMINCK'S STINTS TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE 12:30

*RINGTAIL MONTAGU'S HARRIER SIDESTRAND FLEW TWDS TRIMINGHAM 10:40

*WHITE STORK OVER HICKLING BROAD LATE MRNG

*EAGLE OWL HUNSTANTON ON CLARENCE ROAD 21:00 - PRESENT 3 WEEKS

*5 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE BTW EAST BANK & NORTH HIDE & 2 SPOONBILLS ON ARNOLD'S MARSH

*SPOONBILL W/PAST CROMER LIGHTHOUSE 08:20

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD 11:55

 

Saturday 7th May 2011

Good conditions for migration produced a fall of Whitethroats with 160+ in the recording area. Other pasage birds included a Purple Heron seen at 9.35am, 11 Pink-feet and 5 Brent Geese, a Hobby, 20+ Whimbrels, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Turtle Doves, 3 Cuckoos, 9 Swifts, 2 Sand Martins, 48 Swallows, 8 Chiffchaffs, 40+ Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 3 Garden Warblers, 10 Lesser Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 35 Sedge Warblers, 25 Reed Warblers, 1 Redstart, 1 Whinchat, 1 Stonechat, 1 Pied Flycatcher, and 15 Yellow Wagtails.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*FEM CITRINE WAGTAIL 20:00 CLEY N/OF WINDMILL C100YDS ALONG WEST BANK FOOTPATH ON SALTINGS ON W/SIDE
*PURPLE HERON HOLME FLEW SW/AT 09:35+PIED FLYCATCHER, GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 3 GARDEN WARBLER & 40+ WHITETHROAT
*WHITE STORK 15:10 ALDEBY ON SHOOTING POOL FROM EAST END LANE.  
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WEST RUNTON FLEW E/ C1ML E/OF INCLEBOROUGH 09:46
*4 TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 09:05+LITTLE STINT & 2 SPOONBILL ON PAT'S POOL 09:10. LITTLE STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 08:45+DRK GARGANEY
*MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER E/PAST STIFFKEY FEN 09:25
*MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER NW/OVER NORTHREPP'S 12:45
*TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES 500YDS S/OF DUNES 15:10
*COMMON CRANE LOWER STOW BEDON 18:50 THEN FLEW SE/.
*OSPREY N/OVER WEST RUNTON 08:32
*AD LITTLE STINT TITCHWELL RSPB
*2 GARGANEY (1 DRK) HOCKWOLD WASHES
*FEM RING OUZEL BURNHAM OVERY AT E/END

Friday 6th May 2011

Highlights today were 1 Common Scoter, 1 Fulmar, 5 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 16 Comic Terns, 16 Little Terns, and 7 Sandwich Terns on the sea, 2 Turtle Doves, 2 Cuckoos, 35 Swallows, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 9 Chiffchaffs, 20 Willow Warblers, 7 Blackcaps, 2 Garden Warblers, 10 Lesser Whitethroats, 25 Whitethroats, 22 Sedge Warblers, 10 Reed Warblers, 1 Nightingale, 1 Whinchat, 4 Wheatears, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Bullfinches.

Butterflies included Green Hairstreak, Orange Tip, Wall Brown, Brown Argus and Small Copper, with many feeding on the Tamarisk.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BEE-EATER LETHERINGSETT E/OVER FORD TWDS HOLT 08:25

*MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON BLAKENEY POINT FLEW E/OVER LIFEBOAT STATION 13:55

*MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB THEN FLEW INLAND 12:15

*RED-RUMPED SWALLOW WINTERTON FLEW S/OVER NORTH DUNES 08:05 & RING OUZEL BY LOW ROAD

*MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT NEAR FRIENDS HIDE 09:00

*WHITE STORK ALDEBY SHOOTING LAKES FROM CASTLE MARSHES NORTH COVE AT 19:40

*WHITE STORK S/OVER BARNBY BROAD

*5 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS A/NOON

*TEMMINCK'S STINT WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE AT 15:00

*TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS EVNG+LITTLE STINT

*NO SIGN HOOPOE OVERSTRAND

*2 HONEY BUZZARDS S/OVER BRISTON

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD 09:35

*LITTLE STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+WOOD SANDPIPER & DRK GARDEN WARBLER

 

Thursday 5th May 2011

Willow Warbler numbers increased today with c20+ around the reserve Swallow numbers greatly increased with 200+ moving through west and a lone Spotted Flycatcher showed well. Butterflies numbers were low as was the moth catch due in part to the very fresh southerly wind. Redwell still held several Wood Sandpiper as well as Ruff, Greenshank and Green Sandpiper.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE JUST E/OF CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS AT 13:14

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE SW/OVER STIFFKEY AT 12:40

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE W/OVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR AT 12:15

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE W/OVER OVERSTRAND AT 11:20

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE NE/OVER CAISTER AT 09:24

*RED-RUMPED SWALLOW SALTHOUSE VIEWABLE FROM VILLAGE GREEN AT 09:39

*HOOPOE OVERSTRAND IN GARDEN BEHIND SCOUT HUT FIELD LATE EVNG. FROM MAIN C/PK WALK TOWARDS GOLF COURSE

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 17:50

*MONTAGU'S HARRIER S/OF KINGS LYNN W/THRU SADDLE BOW AT 07:21

*4 COMMON CRANE GIMINGHAM E/OVER BACK LANE AT 07:30

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER N/OVER WIVETON BRIDGE AT 12:10

*OSPREY NORWICH AT MARSTON MARSHES AT 14:20

*2 WOOD SANDPIPER HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH VIEWABLE FROM PUBLIC FOOTPATH

Wednesday 4th May 2011

At Holme NOA seawatching produced a major movement of terns with 4 Little, 9 Black, 23 Sandwich, 5 Common and 447 Comic Terns recorded. 6 Common Scoter, 7 Fulmars, 13 Gannets, and a Great Crested Grebe also of interest. Other migrants included 7 Whimbrels, 3 Cuckoos, 38 Swallows, 4 Chiffchaffs, 5 Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 8 Lesser Whitethroats, 16 Whitethroats, 18 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers and a Yellow Wagtail. Butterflies included many Small Coppers and Brown Argus, with Wall Brown, Small Heath, Orange Tip and Green Hairstreak also present.

At Redwell Marsh 7 Wood Sandpipers were still present on the scrape near the footpath A Greenshank and 4 Ruff were also of interest.

At Walsey Hills a male Pied Flycatcher was seen, and on the East Bank at Cley a Grasshopper Warbler and a female Ring Ouzel were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE WINTERTON NORTH DUNES OVER EAST SOMERTON AT 11:00 THEN FLEW SE/BETWEEN WINTERTON & HEMSBY+HONEY BUZZARD OVER 11:40

*AD MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT NEAR FRIENDS HIDE AT 09:00

*HOOPOE WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES NNR IN VALLEY AT 12:15

*WRYNECK HOLME DUNES NWT BY ENTRANCE GATE (TICKET HUT) AT 17:00

*FEM GOLDEN ORIOLE 10:32 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES

*9 BLACK TERN PAST HOLME NOA BETWEEN 09:45 & 10:45+8 SANDWICH TERN & 4 LITTLE TERN . ALSO 420 COMIC TERNS

*RED KITE OVER HORSEY MILL DRIFTING S/AT 11:00

*MALE PIED FLYCATCHER 18:54 CLEY AT WALSEY HILLS NOA

*7 WOOD SANDPIPER HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH VIEWABLE FROM FOOTPATH

*FEM RING OUZEL CLET NWT ON EAST BANK

*2 WOOD SANDPIPER CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB THIS EVNG+SPOTTED REDSHANK, BAR-TAILED GODWIT & 6 GREENSHANK

 

Tuesday 3rd May 2011

A quiet day, highlights were 180 Pink-feet, 24 Brent Geese, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Cuckoo, 45 Swallows through west, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcaps, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 12 Whitethroats, 10 Sedge Warblers, 2 Siskins and a single Crossbill in the pines. Butterflies included 5 Brown Argus, 6 Green Hairstreak, 10 Small Coppers, 2 Wall Browns and a Red Admiral.

On Redwell Marsh at least 5 Wood Sandpipers were still present and a Green Sandpiper was also noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO FURTHER SIGN WRYNECK THIS A/NOON KELLING WATER MEADOWS BUT BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL & 2 WOOD SANDPIPERS

*2 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT ON BANK FARM POOL

*BLACK TERN FILBY BROAD AT 20:20 

*MALE RING OUZEL THORNHAM IN GARDEN ON SE/SIDE AT 19:30

 

Monday 2nd May 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PROB FEM RED-FOOTED FALCON S/OVER WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 11:40

*GREAT WHITE EGRET GREAT RYBURGH FLEW TO COUNTY SCHOOL VIEWABLE FROM WATCHPOINT 14:00

*WRYNECK WINTERTON-ON-SEA AT N/END PAST FARM BUILDINGS BY PATH LEADING INLAND

*WRYNECK CLEY AT HILL TOP IN BRENT COTTAGE GARDEN SHOWING ON+OFF

*MONTAGU'S HARRIER THRU BERNEY MARSHES RSPB EARLY MRNG & 3 WOOD SANDPIPERS

*6 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT UEA BROAD

*10 WOOD SANDPIPERS HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH

*3 WOOD SANDPIPERS HICKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE

*RING OUZEL POTTER HEIGHAM BTW CHURCH & WOOD IN PLOUGHED FIELD

 

Sunday 1st May 2011

Highlights at Holme NOA today were 250 Pink-feet and 57 Brent Geese, on the sea; 5 Eider,16 Common Scoter, 1 Fulmar, 9 Gannets, 1 adult Kittiwake, 1 Little Tern, 6 Sandwich Terns and 3 Arctic Terns; a Hobby flew through east, 17 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 1 Turtle Dove, 2 Cuckoos, 1 Swift, 35 Swallows, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 12 Whitethroats, 10 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Redstarts, 1 Yellow Wagtail, and a Tree Pipit were of note on the reserve,

and a male Ring Ouzel was in the dunes on the NWT reserve.

On Redwell Marsh 8+ Wood Sandpipers, 3 Green Sandpipers, 1 Common Sandpiper and a Ruff were seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET CHEDGRAVE MARSHES FLEW W/ALONG RIVER YARE VALLEY 07:05

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END VIEWABLE FROM A149 LAYBY 16:40

*HOOPOE 18:00 WINTERTON BY LOW ROAD IN PADDOCKS

*HOOPOE 2MLS S/OF BLAKENEY BY MINOR ROAD TO LANGHAM FLEW ALONG ROAD 11:30

*WRYNECK 11:25 CLEY JUST W/OF WARDEN'S HOUSE IN GARDEN

*10 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE BY ARNOLD'S MARSH 11:40 & SPOONBILL

*1+SPOONBILL CLEY NWT FLEW IN TO ROOST 19:25 & FEM PIED FLYCATCHER W/OF WARDEN'S HOUSE

*8+WOOD SANDPIPERS HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH

*3 WOOD SANDPIPERS KELLING WATER MEADOWS 11:50

*3 WOOD SANDPIPERS WELNEY WWT

*WOOD SANDPIPER HOW HILL N.R ON FLOODS JUST PAST 1st HIDE

Saturday 30th April 2011

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 3 Eider, 2 Fulmars, 24 Gannets, 3 Little Terns, and 2 Common Terns. Also of note were 30 Golden Plovers, 1 Ruff, 14 Whimbrel, a Cuckoo calling, 3 Sand Martins, 16 Swallows, a single Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 12 Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Sedge Warblers, 2 Redstarts, and a female House Sparrow. Butterflies included Brown Argus, Wall Brown, Green Hairstreak, Small Copper and Red Admiral.

Four Wood Sandpipers were again on Redwell Marsh near the public footpath to the village.

 

Friday 29th April 2011

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 1 Fulmar, 17 Gannets, 11 Little Terns and 10 Sandwich Terns. Also of note were the Nightingale singing near the pay hut at the entrance to the NWT reserve, a Cuckoo calling in the paddocks, a Peregrine flew through east, a single Whimbrel flew over calling, 2 Greenshanks flew over east, an adult Med Gull was of interest, and 6 Swallows, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 8 Sedge Warblers and a single Redpoll sp were seen.

Butterflies included Green Hairstreak, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Peacock and Small Copper. A Small Elephant Hawk Moth, a Northern Drab, 5 Muslins and a Purple Bar were in the moth traps.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON W/OVER BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE AT 13:25

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF ANY RED-FOOTED FALCONS BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE BY LATE A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD OVER BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES AT 16:45

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD NW/OVER NORTHREPPS AT 16:48

*3  DOTTEREL 10:00 CHOSELEY.FROM TITCHWELL TAKE CHOSELEY ROAD FOR c2.5MLS TO VIEW FIELD 300YDS S/OF CHOSELEY FARM & S/OF THORNHAM CORNER 

*5 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT JUST W/OF N/END OF EAST BANK+3 SPOONBILL ON NORTH SCRAPE

*2 SHORE LARK GREAT YARMOUTH NORTH DENES OPPOSITE FORMER IRON DUKE PUB LATE A/NOON SHOWING WELL

*PROB JUV TUNDRA PEREGRINE BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES E/OVER FENCE AT 16:45

*COMMON CRANE W/OVER AT 10:32.  COMMON CRANE W/OVER BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE AT 11:10

*COMMON CRANE TITCHWELL RSPB W/OVER FRESHMARSH AT 11:20

*COMMON CRANE W/OVER THORNHAM AT 11:40

*COMMON CRANE W/OVER HOLME NOA AT 11:55

*2 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER MORSTON W/OVER SALTMARSH AT 09:00

*MALE RING OUZEL 13:44 BLAKENEY AT FRIARY HILLS NT

*4 GARGANEY 2 DRK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+WOOD SANDPIPER & AD PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

 

Thursday 28th April 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK KITE S/OF STIFFKEY FEN FLEW TOWARDS STIFFKEY MARSHES AT c12:55

*POSS WHITE-TAILED EAGLE ITTERINGHAM OVER CHURCH AT 13:45 DRIFTING NE/TOWARDS WOLTERTON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END IN FIELD S/OF DUNES THIS EVNG

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES THIS A/NOON

*7 DOTTEREL LATE MRNG CHOSELEY. FROM TITCHWELL TAKE CHOSELEY ROAD FOR c2.5MLS TO VIEW FIELD 300YDS S/OF CHOSELEY FARM & S/OF THORNHAM CORNER 

*7 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE BY NORTH HIDE+3 1s  SPOONBILL & 2 GARGANEY 1DRK FROM DAUKES HIDE

*4 WOOD SANDPIPER 11:55 HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH (MEMBERS ONLY)

*RING OUZEL THORNHAM S/OF A149 c250YDS ALONG CHOSELEY ROAD

*FIRECREST WINTERTON NORTH DUNES LATE MRNG

*3 GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB+DRK RED-CRESTED POCHARD & 10+WHITE WAGTAIL

*BLACK TERN STIFFKEY FEN THIS EVNG

 

Wednesday 27th April 2011

A quiet and windy day today, seawatching produced 2 Fulmars, 2 Gannets, 3 Little Terns, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 3 Little Terns and a Guillemot in summer plumage. Other birds of note included 11 Bar-tailed Godwits also in summer plumage, 1 Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, 6 Whitethroats and 10 Sedge Warblers. A Nightingale was still present near the pay hut at the entrance to the NWT reserve. A Chamomile Shark was in the moth traps and 3 Green Hairstreaks were near the pond.

On Redwell Marsh 3 Wood Sandpipers were still present, and two Ruff were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK KITE 18:30 JUST E/OF STIFFKEY S/OF A149 OPPOSITE LAYBY BY BARNS (BAIT DIGGERS PATH) THEN FLEW TOWARDS STIFFKEY FEN

*AD MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT BETWEEN FRIENDS HIDE & ALPORT HIDE

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES+PROB JUV MALE TUNDRA PEREGRINE THIS A/NOON (FOR 19TH DAY

*7 DOTTEREL LATE MRNG CHOSELEY. FROM TITCHWELL TAKE CHOSELEY ROAD FOR c2.5MLS TO VIEW FIELD 300YDS S/OF CHOSELEY FARM & S/OF THORNHAM CORNER 

*7 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE BY NORTH HIDE+3 1s  SPOONBILL & 2 GARGANEY 1DRK FROM DAUKES HIDE

*4 WOOD SANDPIPER 11:55 HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH (MEMBERS ONLY)

*RING OUZEL THORNHAM S/OF A149 c250YDS ALONG CHOSELEY ROAD

*FIRECREST WINTERTON NORTH DUNES LATE MRNG

*3 GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB+DRK RED-CRESTED POCHARD & 10+WHITE WAGTAIL

*BLACK TERN STIFFKEY FEN THIS EVNG

 

Tuesday 26th April 2011

A cold and windy day here, the north wind curtailing much of the passerine migration again today. However, a male Montagu's Harrier was hunting in fields south of the grazing marsh for much of the day, a Turtle Dove flew through, as did a single Swallow. 3 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, a Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroats and 15 Whitethroats, 12 Sedge Warblers and a single Redpoll sp were also of note. The Nightingale was again seen and heard just west of the pay hut on the NWT reserve. Six Shorelarks wre reported.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT 10:30. RESERVE OPEN 07:00-17:00 

*6 DOTTEREL CHOSELEY IN FIELD JUST SW/OF VILLAGE 

*MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER HOLME THEN FLEW E/TOWARDS THORNHAM HARBOUR+2 RING OUZEL 

*SPOONBILL CLEY ON ARNOLD'S MARSH NT 09:00 THEN FLEW S/TO POOLS N/OF A149 BY WALSEY HILLS NOA 

*SHORE LARK WINTERTON ON BEACH

*12 WAXWING W/OF NORWICH AT UEA ALONG RIVER YARE 

*3 WOOD SANDPIPER HOLME NOA BY FOOTPATH BTW VILLAGE & NWT CHECKPOINT 

*OSPREY 1/4ML S/OF HORSEY WINDMILL 

N/HANTS WOOD SANDPIPER SUMMER LEYS NR FROM C/PRK HIDE 14:00+2 GARGANEY & ARCTIC TERN

 

Monday 25th April 2011

A beautiful day but a cold northerly breeze made this a mixed day bird-wise. Seawatching produced an Eider, 8 Fulmars, 4 Gannets, 3 Little Terns, 6 Sandwich Terns, 13 Common Terns and 2 Guillemots. A ring-tail Montagu's Harrier flew east over the northern corner of Redwell Marsh at 8am, and 2 Wood Sandpipers and 3 Ruff were still on the reserve. A Ring Ouzel was in bushes near the coast path at the forestry on the NWT reserve, 2 Whimbrel and 7 Swallows flew through, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Whitethroats, 20 Sedge Warblers, and a Nightingale were also recorded.

Moth highlights were a Least Black Arches, a Turnip, 2 Cinnabars, 1 Chocolate Tip, 4 Muslins, 1 White Ermine and 11 Shuttle-shaped Dart.

 

Sunday 24th April 2011

North-easterlies today curtailed migratory activity, however some good birds were seen including a Pale-bellied Brent Goose flying west with 45 Dark-bellied Brents, 800+ Pink-feet still on the marsh, 2 Red-throated Divers, 3 Fulmars, 1 Gannet, 15 Little Terns, 2 Sandwich Terns and 5 Common Terns on the sea, 3 Whimbrel and 2 Greenshank flying over, a male Cetti's Warbler near the entrance to the NWT reserve, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 20 Whitethroats, 5 Grasshopper Warblers, 15 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, a Nightingale singing at the east end of the paddocks by the approach road, and a single Redpoll flying over west.

Orange Tip, Green Hairstreak, Red Admiral, Small Copper and Speckled Wood were among the butterflies, and in the moth traps 2 Small Elephant Hawk moths, 2 Chocolate Tips, a Red-green Carpet, 1 Ochreous Pug, and 1 Frosted Green were of note.

On Redwell Marsh 2 Wood Sandpipers were seen, together with 6 House Martins and 12 Swallows over the scrapes.

NORFOLK  NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE CITRINE WAGTAIL EAST RUNTON FLEW OFF E/ 17:05 

*MALE BLUETHROAT (WHITE-SPOTTED) WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE 08:25. RESERVE OPEN 07:00-17:00

*16 DOTTEREL IN PLOUGHED FIELD SW/CHOSELEY BY ROAD TO DOCKING 17:45

*2 SHORE LARK GREAT YARMOUTH NORTH DENES OPP. IRON DYKE PUB 17:00 

*2+ WAXWING NORWICH AT END OF CHANCELLORS DRIVE AT UEA 16:40 

*2 WOOD SANDPIPER HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH 

*QUAIL BURNHAM MARKET SINGING IN FIELD BTW SUSSEX FARM AND WESTGATE FARM

*2 BLACK TERN BARTON BROAD FROM BOARDWALK 13:30

*4 GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB FROM ISLAND HIDE+SPOTTED REDSHANK, WHITE WAGTAIL & WHIMBREL 

*4 RING OUZEL S/OVER SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK THIS MRNG 

*MALE RING OUZEL BLAKENEY AT FRIARY HILLS NT

*MALE RING OUZEL CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB

*RING OUZEL BREYDON WATER S/WALL THIS A/NOON

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER NW/OVER GORLESTON-ON-SEA+TREE PIPIT

*PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE HOLME W/+3 WHIMBREL, 2 GREENSHANK & 15 LITTLE TERN OFFSHORE 

*MALE REDSTART TRIMINGHAM IN PADDOCK BY ENTRANCE TO WOODLAND LEISURE PARK

 

Saturday 23rd April 2011

A very hot and still day with some migrants around early in the day. Highlights were 1000+ Pink-feet on the grazing marsh with 1 Bean Goose present, 4 Whimbrels flying over west, 1 Spotted Redshank and 1 Greenshank calling, a Turtle Dove in the dunes on the NWT reserve, 2 Cuckoos heard, 10 Swallows flying through, 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 22 Whitethroats, 6 Grasshopper Warblers, 30 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 1 Nightingale, 4 Wheatears, 4 Yellow Wagtails, a Redpoll sp and a Bullfinch.

Butterflies included Green Hairstreak, Speckled Wood, Red Admiral, Peacock, Orange Tip, Small and Large Whites, while in the moth traps highlights were a V-pug, Red-green Carpet, Small Elephant Hawk moth, Muslin, Waved Umber, Frosted Green, Pebble Prominent and Lunar Marbled Brown.

NORFOLK 

*AD MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT NEAR FRIENDS HIDE 09:40. RESERVE OPEN TILL 17:00 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OF MORSTON S/OF A149 FLEW S/OVER WOOD 09:50   

*MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER W/OF CHOSELEY OVER S/END 18:27.B

*COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT FROM ALLPORT HIDE 

*10+ DOTTEREL CHOSELEY IN FIELD SW/OF DRYING BARNS 15:38. PARK AT BARNS & FOLLOW FOOTPATH W/FOR 2/3ML 

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT BTW BILLY'S WASH & N/HIDE +2 GARGANEY, RINGTAIL HARRIER SP. NW/OVER VISITOR CENTRE & CURLEW SANDPIPER 

*2 SPOONBILL BREYDON WATER +4 LITTLE GULL (3 AD & 1 2S) 

*2 WOOD SANDPIPER HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH AT W/END 17:00 

*WOOD SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE+2 GARGANEY 

*LITTLE GULL LAKENHEATH FEN 12:00+2 GARGANEY 

*4 BLACK TERN BARTON BROAD FROM BOARDWALK 09:15 

*BLACK TERN LAKENHEATH FEN 10:30

 

Friday 22nd April 2011

Highlights today were on the sea 3 Eider,  1 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Little Terns, and 36 Sandwich Terns, 700 Pink-feet and 15 Brents on the grazing marsh, 3 Green Sandpipers along the Broadwater and 3 Greenshank flying over calling, a Med Gull, 2 Turtle Doves, 1 Cuckoo, 12 Swallows, 1 House Martin, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 8 Chiffchaffs, 7 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 18 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Grasshopper Warblers, 15 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Nightingale, 1 Redstart, 16+ Wheatears, 3 Yellow Wagtails, and 1 Grey Wagtail.

Butterflies included Small Copper, Green Hairstreak, Speckeld Wood, Orange Tip, Red Admiral and Large White. A Small Elephant Hawk Moth was also of note.

On Redwell Marsh a Black-tailed Godwit was of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK 16:00 STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM SLUICE

*MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT BY PATH TO LYLE HIDE BRIEFLY AT 08:00

*WRYNECK CLEY IN GARDEN

*FEM MONTAGU'S HARRIER 10:45 BETWEEN STOKE HOLY CROSS & UPPER STOKE THEN FLEW SE/

*MONTAGU'S HARRIER N/OVER WINTERTON NORTH DUNES AT 12:40

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY BETWEEN EAST BANK & IRON ROAD ON MARSH BY ARNOLDS MARSH BY A149 AT 15:50

*SPOONBILL HOLME NOA VIEWABLE FROM C/PK AT 08:45

*2 TURTLE DOVE HOLME NOA+3+GRASSHOPPER WARBLER (1 RINGED), 3+WHIMBREL, 3 GREEN SANDPIPER & SEDGE WARBLER (FRENCH RINGED)

*6 BLACK TERN 10:55 BARTON BROAD FROM BOARDWALK+2s LITTLE GULL

*WOOD SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB THIS A/NOON+4 GARGANEY & BLACK TERN

*WOOD SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT ON LADY FEN

 

Thursday 21st April 2011

A quieter day. Of note today at the Observatory were 2 Sandwich Terns offshore, 1 Cuckoo, 5 Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 20 Sedge Warblers, 1 Nightingale, 1 Redstart, 1 Wheatear and 3 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT 07:45 WELNEY WWT+DRK GARGANEY

*2 SPOONBILL EOVER CLEY NWT AT 15:40

*SPOONBILL WELNEY WWT

*2 GARGANEY 1DRK CLEY NWT 15:15+2AD  MED GULL & WOOD SANDPIPER ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE

*SPOONBILL E/OVER OVERSTRAND AT 1:15

*RINGTAIL MONTAGU'S HARRIER SE/OVER KELLING HEATH AT 11:05

*4 BLACK TERN STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM TOWER HIDE THEN FLEW W/

*2 RING OUZEL WINTERTON NORTH DUNES

*3 GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB+HOBBY

 

Wednesday 20th April 2011

Highlights today were 600+ Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, 2 Wigeon, 2 Spoonbills in front of the car park hide, 2 Med Gulls, 3 Whimbrels, 3 Little Terns past offshore, a male Cetti's Warbler, 19 Chiffhcaffs, 30 Willow Warlbers, 10 Blackcaps, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 10 Whitethroats, 4 Grasshopper Warblers, 20 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Nightingales, 2 male Redstarts, a Whinchat in the dunes on the NWT reserve, 12 Wheatears, a Tree Sparrow over, 8 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Bramblings, and 3 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 SPOONBILL WARHAM GREENS E/PAST W/END AT 10:40

*2 SPOONBILL HOLME NWT

SPOONBILL SALTHOUSE W/OVER BEACH ROAD AT 07:00

*4 BLACK TERN RANWORTH BROAD

*2 RING OUZEL SNETTISHAM CP THIS MRNG

*4 BLACK TERN HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE AT 08:15+SPOTTED REDSHANK

*RING OUZEL 11:00 HAPPISBURGH ON DOGGETTS LANE

*2 GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB+2 COMMON SANDPIPER

 

Tuesday 19th April 2011

A good day for visual migration, highlights at the Observatory were a Spoonbill east, 1 Hen Harrier, 4 Whimbrel over, 120 Golden Plovers, 60 Sandwich Terns offshore, 1 Cuckoo and 1 Turtle Dove in the dunes, a Short-eared Owl over Gore Point, 32 Sand Martins, 33 Swallows, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 15 Chiffchaffs, 20 Willow Warblers, 10 Blackcaps, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 6 Grasshopper Warblers, 15 Sedge Warblers, 2 Nightingales, a male Redstart, 21 Wheatears, 10 Yellow Wagtails west, 7 Tree Pipits and 6 Redpoll sp.

 

Monday 18th April 2011

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 2 Eider, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Fulmar west, 1 Gannet east, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 21 Sandwich Terns. Also of note were a Hen Harrier, 1 Ruff, 1 Whmibrel east, 2 Med Gulls, 1 Turtle Dove was on the NWT reserve in the dunes, 2 Tawny Owls were calling from the pines, a Hooded Crow was on the grazing marsh south of the car park hide, 5 Swallows, 1 House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 8 Chiffchaffs, 3 Willow Warblers, 12 Blackcaps, 4 Whitethroats, 5 Grasshopper Warblers, 10 Sedge Warblers, 50+ Wheatears, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Siskins, 13 Redpolls sp and a Crossbill were also of note. A Speckled Wood butterfly was on the reserve and moths included Dark Sword-grass, Nut-tree Tussock and Knot Grass.

On Redwell Marsh a Common Sandpiper stopped briefly.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PENDULINE TIT (HEARD ONLY) STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB ALONG RIVER BANK 150YDS W/OF SLUICE+DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK FROM TOWER HIDE 

*MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT ALONG LYLE HIDE FOOTPATH. RESERVE OPEN TILL 17:00 

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE 12:10

*LAPLAND BUNTING BURNHAM OVERY W/OVER GUN HILL 10:45

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL KELLING WATER MEADOWS 

*4 GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB+3 SPOTTED REDSHANK, HOODED CROW & LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (ESC) WITH GREYLAGS

*2 LITTLE GULL STIFFKEY FEN 16:20 

*2 RING OUZEL W/OF CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS  

*3 RING OUZEL BTW KELLING WATER MEADOW &SALTHOUSE 

*RING OUZEL N/OF NORWICH AT SWEET BRIAR MARSH C.TG.208.097 

*TURTLE DOVE HOLME NWT IN DUNES +HOODED CROW ON GRAZING MARSH S/OF C/PRK HIDE

 

Sunday 17th April 2011

Highlights today were an Osprey which flew through west at 9am, 900 Pink-feet, 19 Ruff, 21 Golden Plovers, 12 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Med Gulls, 1 Cuckoo, 6 Jays, 10 Sand Martins, 19 Swallows, 5 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 8 Sedge Warblers, 38 Wheatears, 14 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Siskins, 2 Redpolls, 1 Crossbill and 2 Bullfinches.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT BTW LYLE HIDE &ALLPORT HIDE 09:00 

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB 17:00 ON THE RIVER LOOKING BACK UP THE CUT

*1s SPOONBILL CLEY NWT FLEW TOWARDS WEST BANK 09:55+7 SHORE LARK, HOODED CROW & 3 MED GULL

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT E/OVER 19:00 

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL KELLING WATER MEADOWS 13:00 

*LITTLE TERN BREYDON WATER S/WALL+SPOTTED REDSHANK

*3 RING OUZEL BRADWELL AT JEW LANE 

*MALE RING OUZEL GRAMBOROUGH HILL 

*MALE RING OUZEL GRAMBOROUGH HILL 16:15

*RING OUZEL JUST W/OF CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS 12:30

*2 GARGANEY (1 DRK) TICHWELL RSPB +2 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*AD LITTLE GULL COLNEY GP FROM BISHEE BARNABEE ROUNDABOUT

*FEM PIED FLYCATCHER HELLESDON BY MARRIOT'S WAY PATH BTW TWO BRIDGES   

*OSPREY HOLME W/OVER 09:00 

*2 AD MED GULL W/OVER STIFFKEY CAMPSITE 09:58

*2 MED GULL HOLME DUNES NWT+ 2 MED GULL THORNHAM HARBOUR

 

Saturday 16th April 2011

A good day with plenty of visual migration. Highlights were on the sea 15 Eider, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, and 7 Sandwich Terns. A ring-tail Hen Harrier, a Short-eared Owl, 600 Pink-footed Geese, one Taiga and one probable Tundra Bean Goose, 30 Golden Plovers were over the grazing marsh and 30 Wheatears were in the fields to the south of Thornham bank. 2 Turtle Doves were in the dunes on the NWT reserve, a Cuckoo was calling, the Tawny Owl was in the pines, 4 Sand Martins, 12 Swallows, 12 Yellow Wagtails, 1 Grey Wagtail, 6 alba Wagtails, 1 Brambling, 1 Siskin, 8 Redpolls and a single Crossbill flew over during the day. In the scrub 10 Chiffchaffs, 15 Willow Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 3 Grasshopper Warblers and 10 Sedge Warblers were found.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*POSS 5 GLOSSY IBIS SHERINGHAM E/PAST AT 10:45 

*MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT 10:10 BY LYLE HIDE BUT ELUSIVE RESERVE OPEN 07:00-17:00 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WARHAM GREENS N/OVER 08:30+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 2 RING OUZEL  

*COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE 14:00

*12 SHORE LARK HAPPISBURGH ON CLIFFTOP PATH BY LIGHTHOUSE FIELD EARLY A/NOON 

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD  

*c70 WAXWING NORWICH AT UEA SPORTS FIELD 12:00 

*2 BEAN GOOSE HOLME +10+ YELLOW WAGTAIL, 30+ WHEATEAR, CUCKOO, 2+ GRASSHOPPER WARBLER, 2+ GREEN SANDPIPER & 3 REDPOLL

*RUDDY SHELDUCK STRUPSHAW FEN RSPB BRIEFLY THEN FLEW TOWARDS BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB EARLY MRNG

*RUDDY SHELDUCK BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB VIEWED FROM MILL 

*5 RING OUZEL KELLING WATER MEADOW W/OVER 07:45

*3 RING OUZEL CLEY NWT SW/OVER THE HANGS 11:35

*RING OUZEL THORNHAM 300YDS S/OF A149 ALONG CHOSLEY ROAD 11:40 

*RING OUZEL THORNHAM NEAR DELI

*WOOD WARBLER SCULTHORPE MOOR NR SINGING 07:00

*HOODED CROW KELLING IN FIELD BY RUIN JW/OF KELLING WATER MEADOWS 11:45

*RAVEN TRIMINGHAM N/OVER CARAVAN PARK 10:15

 

Friday 15th April 2011

A grey and quiet day today, but increasing activity towards the end of the day. Highlights were 35 Golden Plovers west, a Turtle Dove was reported in the NWT dunes, a Cuckoo was calling, 15 Sand Martins and 15 Swallows lfew through west, and a single House Martin was of note. 3 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 2+ Grasshopper Warblers, 8 Sedge Warblers, 18+ Wheatears (10 of these on the field south of Thornham bank and 8 in the NWT dunes), 20 Yellow Wagtails (15 flying over and 5 on the grazing marsh), and 8 Redpoll sp were of interest.

NORFOLKNEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF TITCHWELL RSPB BUT MALE BLUE HEADED WAGTAIL, CHANNEL WAGTAIL, 2 GARGANEY &2TURTLE DOVEMALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT RIGHT OF TRACK BY SMALL HIDE BEFORE LYLE HIDE 10:30 SHOWING WELL. RESERVE OPEN 07:00-17:00 

*SPOONBILL HOLKHAM ON FRESHMARSH 15:50+10 MED GULL 

*13 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT AT N/END OF E/BANK THEN FLEW E/

*72 WAXWING NORWICH NEAR UEA SPORTS FIELD 13:45 

*30 WAXWING NORWICH W/OVER THE JOHN INNES CENTRE 11:30

*2 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE HOLME NWT S/OF THE BROADWATER WITH PINK-FEET AT 17:30+SHORT-EARED OWL 

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD 14:15   

*6 LITTLE GULL HICKLING BROAD NWT AT RUSH HILL SCRAPE 10:09 

*LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD 12:30

*OSPREY THORPE-NEXT-HADDISCOE N/OVER 12:00

*RED KITE WELLS OVER B1105

*RED KITE HOLKHAM OVER PINE 12:08 &RED KITE WELLS S/OVER CHURCH AT 12:00

 

Thursday 14th April 2011

1000+ Pink-feet were still on the grazing marsh, together with 50+ Brents and 30+ Avocets. A single Whimbrel flew through west, and on the sea 2 Sandwich Terns flew west. A Cuckoo was calling. 8 Swallows flew through west, a female Blackcap was on the reserve, 4 Sedge Warblers were singing, and 30 Meadow Pipits and 30 Linnets flew through.

 

Wednesday 13th April 2011

Highlights today were 2,000+ Pink-feet still on the marsh, as were 40 Brents and 27 Avocets. A Marsh Tit was trapped and ringed and 8 Swallows flew through. ^ Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 3 Sedge Warblers, and 1 Yellow Wagtail.

 

Tuesday 12th April 2011

Highlights today were 700 Pink-feet, 70 Brents, 10 Shelduck, 4 Eider, 62 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Fulmars, 1 Great Crested Grebe, a single Ruff, a Cuckoo calling, 7 Swallows flying through, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 1 Blackcap, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Brambling and 3 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT SINGING NEAR LYLE HIDE BUT ELUSIVE. RESERVE OPEN 07:00 TILL 17:00

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK 19:00 STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE+6 RED-CRESTED POCHARD

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD FRITTON NEAR CHERRY LANE GARDEN CENTRE

*LAPLAND BUNTING WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY CAMP THIS MRNG THEN FLEW N/

*15 WAXWING NORWICH AT INSTITUTE OF FOOD RESEARCH BY MAIN RECPTION AT 17:45

*2 GARGANEY 1DRK TITCHWELL RSPB+2 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 2DRK  VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE . RED KITE OVER AT 15:00

*2 MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL WINTERTON-ON-SEA+WHITE WAGTAIL & MALE GOSHAWK THRU THIS MRNG

*RED KITE W/OVER STIFFKEY AT 09:15

*RED KITE BURNHAM NORTON OVER MARSH N/OF A149 AT 11:50

 

Monday 11th April 2011

Highlights today were 800 Pink-feet still on the grazing marshes, 15 Wigeon flying north, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers east over the sea, a Cuckoo was calling, 33 Sand Martins and 10 Swallows flew through west, 10 Chiffchaffs, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Willow Warbler, 8 Blackcaps and 2 Sedge Warblers were around the reserve, and 2 Tree Sparrows, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtails, 1 Brambling and 7 Redpoll sp flew over west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT SINGING NEAR LYLE HIDE. RESERVE OPEN 07:00-17:00 

*BLACK KITE RPTD DOWNHAM MARKET OVER MORTON'S BRIDGE HEADING SE/TOWARDS DOWNHAM MARKET

*3 COMMON CRANE HOLKHAM E/OVER VILLAGE 14:28 

*2 WAXWING COLNEY GPS OFF CHAPEL BREAK ROAD IN WILLOWS

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL WELNEY WWT ON LADY FEN

*RED KITE GRESSENHALL NNE/OVER BITTERING STREET 

*RED KITE NORTH CREAKE N/OVER 11:47.

*RED KITE NORWICH NW/OVER NEWMARKET STREET 14:50

*MALE HEN HARRIER BTW GREAT YARMOUTH &ACLE FLEW S/AT 16:38.

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER BREYDON WATER RSPB E/OVER N/WALL+SPOTTED REDSHANK 

*MALE HAWFINCH NORWICH AT MARSTON MARSHES

*PIED FLYCATCHER HORSEY N/OF HORSEY GAP C/PRK +2 WHITE WAGTAIL

*GRASSHOPPER WARBLER HOLME NOA TRAPPED AND RINGED+CUCKOO, YELLOW WAGTAIL & 4 REDPOLL SP. OVER

 

Sunday 10th April 2011

Today was fairly quiet at Holme NOA, but highlights included 2 Grasshopper Warblers along the east bank reeling, 14 Avocets, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and a Ruff on the grazing marshes, 2 Chiffhcaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Barn Owl and at least 6 Redpoll sp. On Redwell Marsh 2 Green Sandpipers were recorded.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT SINGING NEAR LYLE HIDE 09:15 ONLY. RESERVE OPEN 07:00-17:00 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD NORTH ELMHAM FLEW W/. 13:50 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM OVER BONE'S DRIFT 10:20 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WINTERTON-ON-SEA OVER N/DUNES THIS MRNG 

*AD BLACK BRANT WARHAM GREENS+PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE & RING OUZEL MID-WAY DOWN CENTRAL TRACK.

*6 COMMON CRANE JUST E/OF HORSEY MILL.

*2 COMMON CRANE TAVERHAM OVER VILLAGE 11:25.

*COMMON CRANE CLEY NWT FROM SWAROVSKI HIDE 15:43 

*(1 FEM) 2 DOTTEREL WAXHAM IN FIELD NE/OF B1159 JUST W/OF WALNUT FARM  

*LITTLE GULL ORMESBY BROAD FROM A149.

*OSPREY ACLE BRIDGE S/OVER 13:55 

*2 WATER PIPIT BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB 

*HOODED CROW WEST RUNTON ALONG CLIFFTOP.

*RAVEN SALTHOUSE NE/OVER HEATH AT 11:11.

 

Saturday 9th April 2011

Highlights today were 800+ Pink-feet still on the grazing marsh, 2 Sandwich Terns past on the sea, 6 Sand Martins, a Cetti's Warbler, 7 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcaps, 9 Sedge Warblers, a Tree Sparrow, 14 Bramblings, 6 Siskins, and 8 Redpoll sp flying over. 4 Wheatears were on the NWT reserve in the dunes and a Grasshopper Warbler was heard.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT SINGING NEAR LYLE HIDE 08:10. DO NOT PLAY TAPES, RESERVE OPEN 07:00-17:00.

*COMMON CRANE TITCHWELL RSPB FLEW W/. 12:03+2 GARGANEY & WATER PIPIT 

*2 DOTTEREL (1 MALE) WAXHAM IN PLOUGHED FIELD N/OF POPLAR FARM VIEWABLE FROM DUNES 

*4 SHORE LARK HOLKHAM ON BEACH E/END OF BAY 08:00 

*LITTLE GULL (AD+1S) STIFFKEY FEN.

*LITTLE GULL COLNEY GPS FROM BISHEE BARNABEE ROUNDABOUT+2 WAXWING BRIEFLY 

*HOODED CROW WEST SOMERTON ON N/SIDE IN FIELD BY HORSEY ROAD 18:35 

*RED KITE WALSEY HILLS NOA OVER THE HANGS 14:30.

*SHORT-EARED OWL BREYDON WATER NEAR HUMBERSTONE FARM.

 

Friday 8th April 2011

Highlights today were a Sand Martin west, 6 Chiffchaffs and 1 Sedge Warbler on the reserve, 4 Wheatears on the NWT in the dunes, and 2 Tree Sparrows, 3 Yellow Wagtails, 6 Pied Wagtails, 150+ Meadow Pipits, 15 Siskins, 130 Linnets and 6 Redpolls flying over.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD MALE WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT WELNEY WWT FROM ALLPORT HIDE SHOWING WELL PRESENT 16 DAYS.DO NOT USE TAPE LURES. RESERVE OPEN 07:00 TO 17:00

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK 08:20 STRUMPSHAW FEN E/OF TOWER HIDE ON POOL NEAR SLUICE BUT MOBILE

*COMMON CRANE 12:12 W/OVER STIFFKEY FEN 

*COMMON CRANE HOLKHAM PINES OVER W/END AT 12:30

*2 GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PATH TO PARRINDER HIDE+GREY PLOVER & 5 YELLOW WAGTAIL .WATER PIPIT ON BRACKISH MARSH+4 SPOTTED REDSHANK

 

Thursday 7th April 2011

Two Sandwich Terns flew past east on the sea and 6 Swallows, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcaps, and 3 Sedge Warblers were of note on the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF SARDINIAN WARBLER HOPTON-ON-SEA BY LATE A/NOON.USE C/PK AT S/END OF GORLESTON CLIFFS & WALK S/FOR 1/4ML

*BLACK STORK RPTD OVER UPTON AT c10:00

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE OVER BRANCASTER STAITHE HARBOUR & DEEPDALE MARSH AT MIDDAY THEN FLEW N/

*HOOPOE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB S/OVER NORWICH TO LOWESTOFT TRAIN AT 08:20 c3/4ML BEFORE CANTLEY STATION

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE GRIMES GRAVE 17:00 W/OF VISITOR C/PK ON MOD LAND .MALE RING OUZEL ON S/SIDE OF ENGLISH HERITAGE SITE

*c10 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB+4 GARGANEY 2 DRK,19 WHITE WAGTAILS & 2 RED CRESTED POCHARD 1DRK

*SPOONBILL BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE OPPOSITE HARBOUR C/PK

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON SALTMARSH E/OF EAST BANK AT 09:00+2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE

*1w SPOONBILL SALTHOUSE ON POOL N/OF DUN COW PUB LATE A/NOON 

*5 RING OUZEL WARHAM GREENS ALONG MIDDLE TRACK 

*ESC AD GREATER FLAMINGO (blue ring above right knee) E/OVER BRANCASTER AT 09:30

*2 RING OUZEL GRIMES GRAVE AT 13:25

 

Wednesday 6th April 2011

The juvenile White-tailed Eagle drifted westwards past the Observatory mid afternoon, showing very well at times, and then headed off low out across the wash. Other birds of note were a Ruff, a Sand Martin, 12 Swallows, a male Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, a Sedge Warbler, 100+ Meadow Pipits and 160 Linnets.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE c14:50 OVER HOLME THEN FLEW NW/OVER WASH & LANDED JUST S/OF SKEGNESS 

*BLACK STORK OVER NEAR SEA PALLING

*2 WHITE STORK RPTD HICKLING BY HEATH ROAD THIS A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM NORTON FLEW TOWARDS BEACON HILL LATE MRNG THEN FLEW E/

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD NORWICH  NEAR NEWTON FLOTMAN FLEW NW BY A140 AT 13:30

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 16:20 BETWEEN MUNDFORD & THETFORD AT GRIMES GRAVE

*10 SHORE LARK 13:00 CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK

*4 SHORE LARK WEST RUNTON E/OF BEACH C/PK AT 16:00

*30 WAXWING NORWICH AT UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIE MID A/NOON BY BRIDGE OVER RIVER YARE

*1w SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH THIS EVNG

*HOODED CROW TRIMINGHAM THEN FLEW SW

*RING OUZEL 10:45 WAXHAM AT PIPE DUMP

*RED KITE W/OVER KELLING TOWARDS CLEY AT 13:55

*2 AD MED GULL CLEY NWT

*4 GARGANEY 2 DRK TITCHWELL RSPB EARLY EVNG+22 YELLOW WAGTAILS

 

Tuesday 5th April 2011

A windy and cool day at the Observatory; 2 Swallows flew through west and 1500 Pink-feet were still on the marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE JUST E/OF SAXTHORPE VIEWED TWDS BLICKLING HALL 17:38 THEN LOST TO VIEW  

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE BTW EDGEFIELD AND SAXTHORPE FLEW E/OVER B1149 TWDS ITTERINGHAM 16:32 

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE EDGEFIELD FLEW S/. AT 16:30 

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE BAYFIELD HALL CIRCLING OVER WOODS 15:55 VIEWED DISTANTLY FROM WIVERTON DOWNS PICNIC SITE 

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE BTW HOLT+CLEY IN TREE BY BAYFIELD INDUSTRIAL PARK TRACK 15:38  

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE BAYFIELD BRECKS OVER TWDS HOLT 14:50 

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE WIVETON FLEW E/TWDS BAYFIELD 14:40.

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 14:40 CIRCLING OVER LANGHAM

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 14:25 BTW WARHAM & BINHAM FLEW WEST

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 11:55 1ML S/OF LETHERINGSETT IN GLAVEN VALLEY VIEWABLE FROM MINOR ROAD TO THORNAGE MOBBED BY CROWS & POSS LANDED IN WOOD E/OF RIVER GLAVEN

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE STIFFKEY S/OF A149 FLEW EAST 10:15

*PURPLE HERON WAXHAM FLUSHED FROM SITE WITH NO ACCESS FLEW W/AT 07:00 

*GREAT WHITE EGRET BAYFIELD BRECKS FLEW S/ALONG GLAVEN VALLEY 15:40, THEN FLEW SW/.

*RUDDY SHELDUCK EARSHAM GP IN FIELD E/OF THE A143 BTW EARSHAM AND HOMERSFIELD 

*6 SHORELARKS WEST RUNTON 150YDS E/OF BEACH CPK 13:53

*LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB+4 YELLOW WAGTAIL 

*2 GARGANEY (1DRK) TITCHWELL RSPB FROM ISLAND HIDE+2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCK & VELVET SCOTER 

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 WHITE WAGTAIL & RED-NECKED GREBE OFFSHORE.

*RED KITE FLEW W/FROM HOLKHAM PARK EARLY A/NOON

*RED KITE WOLFERTON OVER A149 TWDS KING'S LYNN 13:30.

*TREE PIPIT NORWICH OVER SHERBOURNE PLACE 12:45.

*MALE REDSTART BARNHAMCROSS COMMON 13:20 TL.866.810

 

Monday 4th April 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 15:15 WELLS S/OF A149 FLYING EAST

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 15:10 WARHAM GREENS FLYING W/BY A149

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 10:00 FLEW S/TWDS HOPTON-ON-SEA

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE GORLESTON-ON-SEA FLEW S/OVER BRADWELL 09:39

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE MAUTBY IN DEAD TREE 08:15

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE GRIME'S GRAVES W/OF TRACK 12:30

*10 SHORELARKS CLEY E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK 08:45

*5 SHORELARKS WEST RUNTON E/OF CLIFFTOP C/PK IN FIELD THIS MRNG

*2 SHORELARKS HEACHAM COASTAL PARK JUST PAST TIN SHED

*SPOONBILL OVER CLEY NWT 11:00

*3 COMMON CRANES TILL 14:00 OVER BRANCASTER THEN FLEW INLAND

*3 COMMON CRANES 13:47 OVER BRANCASTER CIRCLING W/TWDS TITCHWELL RSPB

*3 COMMON CRANES 12:40 W/OVER HOLKHAM

*3 COMMON CRANES W/OVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR 11:40 & SPOONBILL

*3 COMMON CRANES CIRCLING W/OVER CLEY 11:25 & RAVEN S/OVER EAST BANK 11:30

*3 COMMON CRANES W/OVER KELLING WATER MEADOWS 11:10

*70 WAXWINGS UEA BROAD BY CONSTABLE TERRACE 12:50

*RAVEN RPTD CLEY NWT BY VIS'CTR IN FIELD 14:20 BUT NO SIGN 14:45

*RED KITE KELLING DRIFTING WEST 11:54

*MALE RING OUZEL WAXHAM JUST N/OF PIPE DUMP THIS MRNG

*4 GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB +6 WHITE WAGTAILS & YELLOW WAGTAIL

 

Sunday 3rd April 2011

A juvenile White-tailed Eagle flew west towards Thornham from Titchwell but flew back east before heading inland. 2,700 Pink-feet were on the marsh together with a single White-front, and a Pale-bellied Brent Goose was with 100+ Brents. Waders included 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 4 Ruff and 25 Avocets, and a Peregrine, 9 Marsh Harriers, 3 Sparrowhawks, 4 Buzzards, and a Kestrel were also seen. 2 Sandwich Terns flew past west offshore, and 9 Shorelark were on the beach north of the Golf Course. 15 Sand Martins, 5 Swallows, and 1 House Martin came through west, and a Cetti's Warbler, 15 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, a singing Sedge Warbler, 2 Wheatears, 14 Pied Wagtails, 1 Brambling, 8 Siskins, 8 Redpoll sp, a single Crossbill, a single Snow Bunting and a Yellowhammer were recorded.

 

On Redwell Marsh a 2nd summer Med Gull was of note, and a female Bullfinch was in the hedge.

 

A total of 78 moths were in the traps including 2 Oak Beauties, 2 Early Thorns, 1 Pine Beauty, 1 Twin-spotted Quaker, 15 Small Quakers, and 29 Hebrew Characters.

 

Saturday 2nd April 2011

Highlights today were a Short-eared Owl early morning, 3 Eider, 4 Common Scoter and 6 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea, 17 Sand Martins and 8 Swallows through west, 15 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 10 Blackcaps, a Ring Ouzel over west, 85 Meadow Pipits, 7 Siskins and 2 Bullfinches.

At Redwell Marsh 2 Swallows and 96 Sand Martins were counted late afternoon.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALPINE SWIFT CLEY 11:00 THEN FLEW W/OVER BLAKENEY

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD E/OVER HARDLEY STAITHE TWDS REEDHAM 14:25

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 15:15 GRIME'S GRAVES W/OF ACCESS TRACK

*7 LAPLAND BUNTINGS OVER THORNHAM POINT THIS MRNG

*5 LAPLAND BUNTINGS S/OVER HUNSTANTON THIS MRNG

*LAPLAND BUNTING WEST RUNTON 08:00 +HOODED CROW FLEW WEST & YELLOW WAGTAIL

*10 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT E/OF NORTH HIDE & 11 MED GULLS ON PAT'S POOL

*HOODED CROW SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK 07:30 THEN FLEW SOUTH +3 WILLOW WARBLERS & 2 WHEATEARS

*RED KITE OVER COLNEY GPs 07:10

*RING OUZEL W/OVER HOLME NOA +WILLOW WBLR, 10 SAND MARTINS & 2 SWALLOWS

*4 GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB ON SOUTH MARSH

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE 17:55

 

Friday 1st April 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE BETWEEN MUNDFORD & THETFORD AT GRIMES GRAVE W/OF TRACK

*LAPLAND BUNTING BURNHAM NORTON+SPOTTED REDSHANK & MED GULL

*32 WAXWING CRINGLEFORD BY RIVER YARE c200YDS NW/OF A11 BRIDGE AT MIDDAY 

*RING OUZEL KELLING WATER MEADOWS ON W/BANK AT 11:00

*14 COMMON CRANE HICKLING BROAD NWT W/PAST STUBB MILL BETWEEN 17:20 & 17:45+DRK GARGANEY FROM SECKER HIDE AT 18:15

*RING OUZEL KELLING WATER MEADOWS EARLY EVNG ON W/SIDE OF POOL

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT 18:30 WOLFERTON TRIANGLE ON N/SIDE

Thursday 31st March 2011

NORFOLKNEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE BETWEEN MUNDFORD & THETFORD AT GRIMES GRAVE W/OF ACCESS TRACK AT 15:30

*10 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE BANK MID MRNG+1w MED GULL

*7 SHORE LARK HOLKHAM GAP

*28 WAXWING DOWNHAM MARKET BEHIND MILTON WAY IN BACK GARDEN OFF OFF CIVARY AVENUE

*4 GARGANEY 2DRK TITCHWELL RSPB FROM ISLAND HIDE AT 10:25

HOBBY NORWICH OVER SOUTHWELL ROAD AT 07:30

*PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE CLEY NWT+3 MED GULL

*2 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM

 

Wednesday 30th March 2011

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 1 Eider, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, and 2 Fulmars, while 6 Sand Martins and 1 Swallow flew through west. Also of interest were a Chiffchaff, 6 Siskins, 4 Redpoll sp and 20 Linnets.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 10:42 BURNHAM OVERY DUNES

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE BETWEEN THETFORD & MUNDFORD AT GRIMES GRAVE NEAR ENTRANCE

*c30 WAXWING NORWICH BY JUNCTION OF CAMBRIDGE STREET & BRUNSWICK ROAD AT 08:55

*RED KITE E/OVER WEYBOURNE AT 07:50

*BLACK REDSTART BURNHAM OVERY DUNES ALONF FENCE 400YDS W/OF W/END OF HOLKHAM PINES AT 12:10

*4 BLACK REDSTART HAPPISBURGH, 1 ALONG BLACKSMITHS LANE BY CRICKET CLUB

*MALE RING OUZEL 10:20 BLAKENEY IN GARDEN ON N/SIDE+HAWFINCH

*BLACK REDSTART HEACHAM ALONG SEAWALL BY CHALET 43 AT 10:45

*FIRECREST WINTERTON NORTH DUNES+WHITE WAGTAIL & RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*3 GARGANEY 2DRK TITCHWELL RSPB+18 TWITE, WATER PIPIT, SPOTTED REDSHANK & 3 WHEATEAR

 

Tuesday 29th March 2011

Highlights on the sea today were 2 Eider, 3 Long-tailed Ducks (at Gore Point), 7 Common Scoters, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Fulmars and 2 Great Crested Grebes. From the Observatory 6 Common Buzzards, 40 Avocets, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaffs, 1 Brambling, 25 Siskins and 12 Redpoll sp were of note. 3 Wheatears were in the dunes on the NWT reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*10 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK 09:00 THEN FLEW NE/OUT TO SEA+MEALY REDPOLL THE HANGS

*10 WAXWING NORWICH IN BRIAR COURT OFF GUARDIAN ROAD

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE W/OF NORTH HIDE

*GARGANEY HOLKHAM NNR ON FLOOD W/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE

*2 BLACK REDSTART AT S/END OF HUNSTANTON+4 WHITE WAGTAIL

*BLACK REDSTART BURNHAM OVERY ALONG FENCE IN DUNES TF.862.456.BN

*AD LITTLE GULL BARTON BROAD

*FIRECREST FELBRIGG HALL NT IN LION'S MOUTH C/PK

*2 GOSHAWK THETFORD AT OLLEY'S FARM+2 COMMON CROSSBILL

*2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB

 

Monday 28th March 2011

At Holme NOA today, seawatching produced 3 Eider, 25 Common Scoter, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Fulmars and 4 Great Crested Grebes. A female Firecrest was still present, and at least 3 Chiffchaffs were on site with a further 8 seen at the bridge to Redwell hide. A House Sparrow by the Observatory was very unexpected, and 2 Tree Sparrows, 80+ Meadow Pipits, a single Brambling, 44 Siskins, 4 Redpolls and 60 Linnets were also of note.

 

Sunday 27th March 2011

Highlights today were 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese together with 150 dark-bellied, an Eider, 3 Common Scoters, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers and a Black-throated Diver west and 4 Great Crested Grebes on the sea, a single Rock Pipit, 25 Siskins, 50 Redpolls and a Snow Bunting.

Moths included 7 Hebrew Characters, 2 Clouded Drabs, 2 Red Chestnuts and a Small Quaker.

At Walsey Hills 3 Chiffchaffs, a Nuthatch, 1 Goldcrest, and a Common Buzzard were of note. A Bittern was on the NWT Cley reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD E/OVER WELLS 14:15
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 12:15 GRIME'S GRAVES JUST W/OF ACCESS TRACK BEFORE CATTLE GRID
*PROB WHITE STORK N/OVER HOLT AT 11:40
*2 COMMON CRANE E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 14:20
*COMMON CRANE E/OVER CLEY NWT 06:50
*7 SHORE LARK HOLKHAM 1/2ML E/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE BTW DUNES AND CREEK 09:30
*18 WAXWING THORPE ST.ANDREW ARND DUSSINDALE THO MOBILE 18:15
*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB
*2 GARGANEY (1 DRK) TITCHWELL RSPB FROM FEN HIDE 12:30
*2 BLACK REDSTART HAPPISBURGH NEAR CRICKET CLUB
*2 BLACK REDSTART GORLESTON-ON-SEA LATE A/NOON
*2 BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON IN VALLEY
*FEM BLACK REDSTART WAXHAM IN HEDGE BY WAXHAM BARN ENTRANCE
*3 FIRECREST SANTON DOWNHAM BY BRIDGE OVER LITTLE OUSE 15:30.  
*FIRECREST KELLING ALONG MEADOW LANE
*LITTLE GULL ORMESBY BROAD N/OF A149
*MEALY REDPOLL WIVETON IN GARDEN
*RED KITE OVER KELLING HEATH 13:00
*2 AD MED GULL HINDOLVESTON 15:05
*WHITE WAGTAIL BREYDON WATER BY SOUTH WALL

Saturday 26th March 2011

At Holme NOA today, highlights were 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers and 1 Gannet on the sea, a Marsh Harrier, 15+ Avocets, 1 Ruff and 15 Snipe around the grazing marsh, a female Firecrest was ringed, and 4 Chiffchaffs, 4 Redpolls and 2 Snow Buntings were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*AD FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK 15:35 C1ML ENE/OF WOODBASTWICK BY COCKSHOOT BROAAD AT COCKSHOOT DYKE MOORINGS TG.346.160
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 15:55 BTW THETFORD AND MUNDHAM AT GRIME'S GRAVES RIGHT OF ACCESS TRACK SHOWING WELL+WILLOW TIT
*BLACK BRANT HUNSTANTON WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENTS 08:30
*c50 WAXWING NORWICH AT OLD CATTON ON LODGE LANE 07:50 
*4 WAXWING CLEY N/OVER CHURCH LANE 10:45
*WATER PIPIT CLEY NWT FROM BISHOP HIDE
*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB
*2 SNOW BUNTING HOLME
*BLACK REDSTART BRANCASTER ON GOLF COURSE ARND DRIVING RANGE
*3 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM 15:45+LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER
*HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK
*LITTLE GULL PAST SHERINGHAM THIS MRNG+973 COMMON SCOTER
*FIRECREST HOLME NOA

Friday 25th March 2011

Highlights at Holme Bird Observatory today were 2 Swallows through west late morning, 2000+ Pink-feet on the grazing marshes, 2 Chiffchaffs on the reserve, a single Tree Sparrow over calling, 2 Siskins and 60+ Linnets in the pines. At least 2 Commas and a Peacock butterfly were seen and highlights in the moth traps were an Oak Beauty, 2 Twin-spotted Quakers, and 10 Hebrew Characters.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BERNEY MARSHES 11:00 AT BERNEY ARMS+MALE HEN HARRIER

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 12:55 BETWEEN MUNDFORD & THETFORD AT GRIMES GRAVE,200YDS ALONG TRACK ON RIGHT

*8 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT 150YDS E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK AT 14:10+WHITE WAGTAIL

*7 WAXWING NORWICH SE/OF JUNCTION OF NEWMARKET STREET & GLOUCESTER STREET AT 11:30

*c30 WAXWING TAVERHAM BY JUNCTION OF BRECK FARM CLOCE & BRECK FAM LANE AT 14:45

*SPOONBILL SALTHOUSE OFF BEACH ROAD IN CREEK E/OF BRIDGE AT 17:30

*RED KITE SALTHOUSE E/OVER THE HANGS AT 10:47

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB

*FEM HEN HARRIER SALTHOUSE HEATH

*SNOW BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB+17 TWITE, SPOTTED REDSHANK, JACK SNIPE & 2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD

 

Thursday 24th March 2011

Seawatching today produced 15 Eider, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Fulmars and 3 Great Crested Grebes. 20 Avocets were around the Broadwater.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*10 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT 150YDS E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK AT 14:30+AD MED GULL

*2 COMMON CRANE N/OVER HEACHAM AT 10:30

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH BETWEEN MAIN PATH & HIDE+6+VELVET SCOTERS OFFSHORE

*HOODED CROW WEST RUNTON 150YDS E/OF BEACH C/PK AT 08:37

*HOODED CROW W/OVER KELLING WATER MEADOWS AT 08:45

*HAWFINCH LYNFORD ABORETUM+LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER & 4 FIRECREST 1 NEAR FOLLY & 3 ON W/SIDE IN CONIFERS

*RED-NECKED GREBE BURNHAM OVERY OFF GUN HILL AT 11:23+SAND MARTIN OVER

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES BY JOE JORDAN HIDE AT 13:25

*REDHEAD SMEW WELNEY WWT

*SHORT-EARED OWL MORSTON ON NORTH NORFOLK COASTAL PATH AT 16:00

*4 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF HOLME NOA

 

Wednesday 23rd March 2011

NORFOLKNEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER JUST W/OF BURNHAM OVERY FLEW NW/TWDS BURNHAM NORTON MARSHES 17:10

*3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS 17:25 WEST RUNTON 150YDS E/OF BEACH C/PK

*2 COMMON CRANES W/OVER THORNHAM POINT 12:00 & 20 TWITE

*RED KITE E/OVER BLAKENEY VILLAGE 16:45

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES 100YDS W/OF MEALS HOUSE 10:40

*BLACK REDSTART CLEY NWT BEHIND VIS'CTR 11:10

*PAIR GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

 

Tuesday 22nd March 2011

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 2 Eider, 2 Common Scoter, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Fulmar, and 1 Great Crested Grebe. 500+ Pink-feet were on the grazing marsh. At least 25 Avocets were around the Broadwater, 2 Chiffchaffs were in the scrub, 2 Tree Sparrows flew over calling, together with 18 Siskins and 30+ Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET 15:30 STOKE FERRY BRIEFLY THEN FLEW OFF

*7 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT JUST W/OF N/END OF EAST BANK+AD MED GULL ON PAT'S POOL AT 12:45

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING 13:33 WEST RUNTON 100YDS E/OF BEACH C/PK AT FAR END OF PLOUGHED FIELD BY COASTAL PATH SHOWING WELL

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING HAPPISBURGH IN CLIFFTOP FIELDS BETWEEN LIGHTHOUSE & DOGGETT'S LANE

*c70 WAXWING TAVERHAM IN GARDENS ALONG KINGSWOOD AVENUE AT 07:00

*c38 WAXWING NORWICH AT THORPE ST.ANDREW ON DUSSINDALE DRIVE

*1w SPOONBILL SALTHOUSE E/OF BEACH ROAD C/PK AT 12:35

*HOODED CROW BETWEEN KELLING & SALTHOUSE IN PLOUGHED FIELD S/OF MEADOW LANE AT c09:45

*3 BLACK REDSTART HAPPISBURGH ON CLIFFTOP W/OF BEACH ROAD

*MALE BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON ON ROOFTOPS BY THE GREEN AT11:35

*HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS THIS A/NOON+FIRECREST NEAR VISITORS HUT

*4 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+2 SNOW BUNTING, SPOTTED REDSHANK, 2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD & RED KITE E/OVER AT 10:15

 

Monday 21st March 2011

Highlights on the sea today were 15 Eider, 300 Common Scoter, 32 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 25 Fulmars, 3 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Snow Buntings along the beach. Around the reserve today 4 Chiffchaffs were in the scrub and a Tawny Owl flew through the pines mobbed by a Robin! Around the grazing marshes 3 Marsh Harriers and 2 Common Buzzards were of note, together with 30+ Avocets and 4 Black-tailed Godwits. A Wheatear was seen along Thornham bank in the morning and 1 Grey Wagtail, 9 Pied Wagtails, 40 Meadow Pipits, 20 Siskins and 70+ Redpolls flew through during the day. A Mealy Redpoll was trapped and ringed.

In the moth traps 2 Dotted Borders, 1 March Moth, 1 Small Quaker, 2 Hebrew Characters and a superb Pine Beauty were recorded.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD S/OVER SHERINGHAM PARK 07:25

*20 LAPLAND BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE JUST SE/OF GRAMBOROUGH HILL THIS MRNG & WOODLARK FLEW WEST

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEST RUNTON 100YDS E/OF BEACH C/PK 16:20 & FIRECREST IN GARDENS THIS MRNG

*6 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK & RED KITE OVER SSE 15:00

*5 WAXWINGS THORPE ST.ANDREW ON DUSSINDALE DRIVE 07:10

*3 COMMON CRANES E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 13:00

*CETTI'S WARBLER THORNHAM POINT 17:00

*BLACK REDSTART GORLESTON ON BEACON PARK IN GARDENS

 

Sunday 20th March 2011

At Holme NOA today 3,500 Pink-feet were on the grazing marsh, 2 Marsh Harriers and 2 Common Buzzards were circling, 30 Avoects were around the Broadwater, 20+ Goldcrests were in the pines, 2 Chiffchaffs were in the scrub, 4 Fieldfares were of note, and 20 Skylarks, 9 Tree Sparrows, 7 Pied Wagtails, 25 Meadow Pipits, 30 Siskins, 20 Linnets, and 30 Redpoll sp flew over during the day. A Brambling was in the village briefly early morning.

At Walsey Hills 4 Marsh Harriers and a male Hen Harrier were seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS NORTH WOOTTON MARSHES & HOODED CROW

*PROB ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM RECEPTION HIDE

*40 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEYBOURNE N/OF DEAD MAN'S WOOD

*9 SHORELARKS CLEY E/OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE RIDGE

 

Saturday 19th March 2011

A beautiful sunkissed spring day at the Observatory, the highlights were 3,000+ Pink-feet, 360 Brents, 4 Eiders and 7 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea, a Red Kite which drifted over the ridge westwards, 3 Marsh Harriers, 2 Common Buzzards, 39 Avocets, 40 Lapwings, 1 Snipe, 7 Skylarks, 6 Fieldfares, 2 Song Thrushes, 8 Meadow Pipits, 35 Goldfinches, 10 Siskins, and 25 Linnets. Two Comma butterflies were in the sheltered sunny spots around the pines, and 3 Hebrew Characters were in the moth traps.

NORFOLKNEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROSS'S GOOSE FLEW W/OFFSHORE FROM CLEY NWT WITH 30 PINK-FOOTED GEESE+9 SHORE LARK, SPOONBILL & 3 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE NEAR N/END OF EAST BANK

*9 SHORE LARK SALTHOUSE ON SHINGLE NEAR BEACH C/PK

*SHORE LARK CLEY NWT BTW ARNOLD'S MARSH AND SEAWALL

*50+ LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE IN FIELD N/OF DEAD MAN'S WOOD MID-A/NOON+24 SNOW BUNTING & 6 CORN BUNTING

*16 LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES IN FIELD E/OF FIELD WITH HAYBALES 14:15

*10 WAXWING THORPE ST.ANDREWS ON DUSSINDALE DRIVE

*BLACK REDSTART GREAT YARMOUTH ON GAPTON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

*BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES.

*WATER PIPIT WEYBOURNE BY COASTGUARD COTTAGES

*HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM NEAR FOLLY

*RED KITE SE/OVER STIFFKEY MARSHES 10:20

*RED KITE W/OVER RIDGE S/OF HOLME NOA

*3 MEALY REDPOLL HEIGHAM SOUND IN ALDERS NEXT TO WEAVER'S WAY

*MEALY REDPOLL ACLE AT DAMGATE WOOD+8 SISKIN

*LITTLE RINGED PLOVER WHITLINGHAM C.P. ON STATION MARSHES

 

Friday 18th March 2011

Highlights today were 2,500+ Pink-feet, 500+ Brents, 2 Common Scoter and 8 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea, and 485 Starlings. 11 Common Buzzards drifted west past Titchwell. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*GREAT WHITE EGRET RPTD BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*MALE RUSTIC BUNTING KELLING AT PRIVATE SITE WITH NO GENERAL ACCESS AT 15:00 BUT NO SIGN SINCE

*9 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE+1w SPOONBILL ON BILLY'S WASH & 5 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE IN EYE FIELD

*8 LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE THIS A/NOON BUT ELUSIVE+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER, WATER PIPIT, SPOTTED REDSHANK & 3 VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE

*6+LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE E/OF COASTGUARDS COTTAGES IN FIELD WITH HAY BALES AT 13:15

*10 WAXWING THORPE ST.ANDREW BY DUSSINDALE DRIVE/NASEBY WAY ROUNDABOUT

*30 WAXWING NORWICH AT EATON BY JUNCTION OF CHURCH LANE & CHESTNUT HILL NEAR WAITROSE

*50 WAXWING NORWICH ON COLLEGE ROAD AT 08:10

*190 WAXWING 13:45 NORWICH ON CHRISTCHURCH ROAD NEAR JUNCTION WITH THE AVENUES

*20 WAXWING BOWTHORPE E/OVER HUMBLEYARD

*25 WAXWING NORWICH AT UEA BETWEEN SAINSBURY CENTRE & CONSTABLE TERRACE MID A/NOON

*40 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE N/OVER HICKLING BROAD AT 07:30+WHOOPER SWAN

*BITTERN NORWICH AT BOTTOM OF WHITLINGHAM LANE FLEW E/OVER STATION MARSHES THIS EVNG

 

Thursday 17th March 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*12 WAXWING THORPE ST.ANDREW BY JUNCTION OF FIENNES ROAD & DUSSINDALE DRIVE AT 07:10

*REDHEAD SMEW WELNEY WWT AT 09:30+38 AVOCET & 1,400 BLACK-TAILED GODWIT

*MALE FIRECREST LYNFORD ARBORETUM SINGING BY BRIDGE AT 17:30

 

Wednesday 16th March 2011

The Ross's Goose was again with 3,000 Pink-feet and 200 Brents on the grazing marsh. On the sea, an Eider, a drake Red-breasted Merganser and an adult Little Gull were the highlights. Six Fieldfares were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET MARLINGFORD 200YDS S/OF MILL ON POOL VIEWABLE E/FROM METAL GATE THIS MRNG

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLME NOA S/OF OBS ON GRAZING MARSH WITH PINKFEET 14:15

*2w GLAUCOUS GULL WINTERTON BEACH 07:10 THEN FLEW NORTH

*24+LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEYBOURNE E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES IN FIELD WITH HAY BALES

*10 SHORELARKS CLEY ON SHINGLE RIDGE

*18 WAXWINGS DOWNHAM MARKET AT BOTTOM OF CIVRAY AVENUE THIS MRNG

*13 WAXWINGS THORPE ST.ANDREW AT DUSSINDALE BY RAILWAY 14:00

*2 WAXWINGS WEST BECKHAM ON WIRES

 

Tuesday 15th March 2011

Highlights today were a juvenile Pale-bellied Brnt Goose on the marsh with 180 Brents and 2,500 Pink-feet, a Peregrine was of note, 5 Avocets were on the broadwater, a Cetti's Warbler was singing near the NOA car park, and a Chiffchaff was ringed. 4 Fieldfares were still on the reserve, 2 Siskins were in the pines and a male Lapland Bunting was on fields south of Thornham bank. 2 Common Quakers were in the moth traps.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLME ON GRAZING MARSH WITH PINKFEET

*1+LAPLAND BUNTING THORNHAM BANK 200YDS W/OF C/PK 12:00.   AD MED GULL HEACHAM NORTH BEACH OFF OUTFALL 15:20

*5 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK 12:00 & SPOONBILL FROM NORTH HIDE

*98 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT UEA BTW SAINSBURY CENTRE & CONSTABLE TERRACE LATE A/NOON

 

Monday 14th March 2011

The Ross's Goose was again with 3,000 Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, but visibility was a problem! Also of note were 40 Fieldfares in the scrub, but otherwise quiet.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*5+SHORELARKS CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK 10:00

*22 WAXWINGS DOWNHAM MARKET OFF LYNN ROAD ON CIVRAY AVENUE

*WAXWING THORPE ST.ANDREW ON DUSSINDALE DRIVE 07:10

*2 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE 200YDS W/OF BEACH C/PK 11:25

 

Sunday 13th March 2011

Highlights today were the Ross's Goose which was again with the Pink-feet, and 30 Fieldfares in the scrub.

NORFOLKNEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLME ON GRAZING MARSH WITH PINK FEET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET LODDON NEAR HARDLEY HALL FLEW N/OVER RIVER CHET TWDS LANGLEY MARSHES 16:45 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD NORTH WOOTTON+HEN HARRIER & HOODED CROW

*AD SPOONBILL BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH FROM FRIARY HILL+FIRECREST

*RUDDY SHELDUCK WHITLINGHAM C.P. ON GREAT BROAD

*LAPLAND BUNTING CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB+BEWICK'S SWAN

*7 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT N/END OF E/BANK+WHEATEAR

*2 LONG-TAILED DUCK (1 DRK) PENTNEY'S GP AT E/END.

*HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS FEEDING ON GROUND 14:30

*2 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE NEAR C/PRK+WHEATEAR.

 

Saturday 12th March 2011

At Holme NOA today the Ross's Goose was again with Pink-feet on the grazing marshes to the south. A Pale-bellied Brent Goose was with 80 Brent Geese on the marsh. Also of note were an Eider and 300 Common Scoter on the sea, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Barn Owls, 6 Avocets, 60 Lapwings, 40 Curlews, 42 Fieldfares, 2 Stonechats, and 4 Siskins.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROSS'S GOOSE HOLME S/OF OBS WITH PINK FEET 11:00

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD OVER BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 10:45

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE OVER PINES 10:05

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD COCKLEY CLEY WARREN OFF MINOR ROAD W/OF A1065 S/OF SWAFFHAM

65 LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES IN FIELD WITH HAYBALES+SNOW BUNTING

*4 LAPLAND BUNTING HUNSTANTON OVER.

*LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT NEAR N/END OF EAST BANK

*10 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT AT N/END OF E/BANK+2 WHEATEAR

*7 SHORE LARK HOLKHAM 300 YDS E/OF GAP

*2 REDHEAD SMEW TITCHWELL RSPB FROM FEN HIDE+5 VELVET SCOTER & WHEATEAR ON GRAZING MEADOW

*LITTLE RINGED PLOVER PENTNEY'S GP

 

Friday 11th March 2011

The Ross's Goose was again on the marsh with 3,000 Pink-feet and 700 Brents. On the sea 3 Eider, 5 COmmon Scoters, 4 Goldeneyes, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 9 Fulmars, and 2 Great Crested Grebes were recorded. A Water Rail, a Barn Owl, and 20 Fieldfares were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FORM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE 11:25 HOLME NOA ON GRAZING MARSH VIEWABLE FROM THORNHAM BANK WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*12 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE c500YDS E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK AT 13:00

50+LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE E/OF COASTGUARDS COTTAGES IN FIELD WITH HAY BALES AT 14:00

*LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH FROM PARRINDER HIDE+30 TWITE .  2 REDHEAD SMEW FROM FEN HIDE

*SPOTTED REDSHANK TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH AT 16:30

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THEN FLEW TOWARDS SALTHOUSE+GOSHAWK W/

*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE c200YDS FROM A149 ALONG N/SECTION AT 07:10

*25 WAXWING NORWICH AT JOHN INNES CENTRE IN C/PK

*WHEATEAR 11:15 BETWEEN HORSEY GAP & NELSON HEAD TRACK

 

Thursday 10th March 2011

Highlights today were a Ross' Goose with the Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, which flew off east at 4.20pm, there was at least 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose with 300 Brents on the marsh, a Barn Owl was seen, 2 Marsh Harriers were hunting, and on the sea 4 Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Black-throated Divers were on the sea, a Treecreeper was in the pines and 30 Fieldfares were in the scrub.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE TILL 16:20 HOLME NOA S/OF OBS ON FRESHMASH THEN FLEW E/WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+1+PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BETWEEN BLAKENEY & CLEY FLEW W/FROM COASTAL PATH AT 13:15

NORFOLK NO FURTHER SIGN OF LITTLE BUNTING RPTD SW/OF GUIST JUST E/OF MINOR ROAD BETWEEN BINTREE & BILLINGFORD IN MAIZE STRIP JUST S/OF TRACK RUNNING E/OF MINOR ROAD TG017217

*18 WAXWING NORWICH AT JOHN INNES CENTRE BY CONFERENCE CENTRE AT 08:30

*7 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE NEAR BEACH C/PK AT 11:25

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT 10:45 WOLFERTON TRIANGLE AT N/END

*PURPLE SANDPIPER SHERINGHAM BELOW BEACH HUT CAFE AT 10:10

*SPOTTED REDSHANK SALTHOUSE

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 14:00+PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE IN EYE FIELD

 

Wednesday 9th March 2011

Seawatching produced 35+ Scaup on the sea, 8 Eiders, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 300 Common Scoters, 4 Fulmars, 2 Great Crested Grebes and a Red-necked Grebe. At least 30 Fieldfares were around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD NORTH WOOTON MARSHES

*10+SHORE LARK 10:20 CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE AT N/END OF EAST BANK BUT MOBILE+10 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*37 LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE IN FIELD WITH HAY BALES E/OF COASTGUARDS COTTAGES AT 14:45

*18 WAXWING 08:35 NORWICH AT JOHN INNES CENTRE

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF HOLME NOA BETWEEN 10:20 & 10:50 ON SEA E/OF THE OBS+35 SCAUP ON SEA W/OF THE OBS

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH+2 VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE

 

Tuesday 8th March 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK RPTD COCKSHOOT BROAD 08:00 BRIEFLY

 

Monday 7th March 2011

A really beautiful day at the Observatory, on the seawatch 1 Eider, 3 Goldeneye, 18 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated and 2 Black-throated Divers, 12 Fulmars, and 7 Great Crested Grebes were seen, while a Barn Owl, and 18 Long-tailed Tits were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SPOONBILL BTW CLEY & SALTHOUSE 11:40

*50 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEYBOURNE 800YDS E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES IN BARE FIELD BTW HAY BALES & COAST PATH

*6+SHORELARKS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE

 

Sunday 6th March 2011

A Ross' Goose was with 2800 Pink-feet at the back of the grazing marsh, and 2 Pale-bellied Brents were with 150 Brents. On the sea 40 Scaup, 13 Eider, 9 Long-tailed Ducks, 6 Common Scoters, 3 Velvet Scoters, 1 Goldeneye, 35 Red-breasted Mergansers, 11 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Divers, and 13 Fulmars were recorded. Other birds of note were a Barn Owl, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 45 Fieldfares, 1 Stonechat and 3 Lapland Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLME NOA ON FRESHMARSH WITH PINKFEET 15:45

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HADDISCOE MARSHES & ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD

*GREAT WHITE EGRET JUST E/OF MARLINGFORD VIEWABLE FROM ROAD 11:25

*47 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEYBOURNE E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES IN PLOUGHED FIELD

*10 SHORELARKS CLEY E/OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE RIDGE 14:10

*30 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT STAFFORD STREET C/PK

*15 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON WELLINGTON ROAD 11:15

 

Friday 4th March 2011

On the sea at Holme NOA 28 Eider, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, and 1 Great Crested Grebe were recorded. Also of interest were a Peregrine, a Water Rail, a Barn Owl and a Tawny Owl, and 20 Redwings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE MID A/NOON

*9+SHORE LARK ON SHINGLE BETWEEN N/END OF EAST BANK & NORTH HIDE

*c50 WAXWING NORWICH BY JUNCTION OF STAFFORD STREET & BELVOIR STREET IN C/PK

*14 WAXWING THETFORD OFF CROXTON ROAD S/OF RAILWAY ON THE SIDINGS AT 08:05

 

Thursday 3rd March 2011

Highlights today were 2 Water Rails, a Barn Owl, and 20 Fieldfares.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HALVERGATE MARSHES AT 16:00+c1000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*GREAT WHITE EGRET JUST W/OF NORWICH ON E/SIDE OF MARLINGFORD S/OF ROAD

*7 SHORE LARK HOLKHAM BAY ON BEACH 08:15

*10+LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE c1/2ML E/OF COASTGUARDS COTTAGES IN FIELD WITH HAY BALES AT 09:45

*15+WAXWING 08:35 NORWICH AT JUNCTION OF DEREHAM ROAD & ADELAIDE STREET

*2 PURPLE SANDPIPER SHERINGHAM OPPOSITE TWO LIFEBOATS HOTEL THIS MRNG

 

Wednesday 2nd March 2011

At Holme NOA today 1200 Pink-feet were counted, 200 Brent Geese and at least 1 Pale-bellied Brent were on the grazing marsh, a Marsh Harrier, a Kestrel and a Barn Owl were hunting, and 30 Fieldfares were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD GUIST AT MIDDAY

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES THIS A/NOON

*10 SHORE LARK SALTHOUSE ON SHINGLE RIDGE 1/2ML W/OF BEACH C/PK AT 15:00+6 SNOW BUNTING BY C/PK

*19 WAXWING NORWICH ON CATTON GROVE ROAD

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB+BITTERN, 16 SNOW BUNTING & SLAVONIAN GREBE OFFSHORE

*SPOONBILL E/OVER THORNHAM MARSH TOWARDS TITCHWELL RSPB AT 16:37

*SLAVONIAN GREBE LODDON ON HARDLEY STAITHE FROM ROAD TO C/PK AT 07:45

*8 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL

 

Tuesday 1st March 2011

Around 3,000 Pink-feet and 210 Brent Geese were on the grazing marsh. 6 Eider, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Red-throated Divers, and 1 Black-throated Diver were seen on the seawatch. 60 Golden Plovers, 100 Lapwings, 2 Stonechats and 8 Snow Buntings were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET 13:15 MARLINGFORD ON E/SIDE ON RIVER YARE

*NO SIGN NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM BY 16:00

*9 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT W/OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE RIDGE 09:15

Monday 28th February 2011

On the sea today 9 Eider, 20 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers and a Skua sp were of note. 3 Marsh Harriers, a single Avocet, 1 Barn Owl, and a single Fieldfare were also recorded.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET 15:50 MARLINGFORD BEHIND VILLAGE HALL

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB E/OVER FRESHMARSH & WATER PIPIT

*SLAVONIAN GREBE LODDON ON LANGLEY DYKE 07:45 SHOWING WELL

 

Sunday 27th February 2011

Most of the gulls had disappeared overnight, however much of interest remained; on the sea 4 Eiders, 2 drake long-tailed Ducks, 84 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneyes, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars, 5 Great Crested Grebes and a Pom Skua (west) were recorded. Also of note were 3 Pale-bellied Brents with 250+ Brent Geese on the grazing marsh, a Barn Owl hunting, 50 Fieldfares, and a female Stonechat.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM MARSH 14:40

*GREAT WHITE EGRET 14:10 MARLINGFORD ON RIVER YARE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD LANGHAM OVER AIRFIELD 11:25

*POMARINE SKUA W/PAST HOLME NOA EARLY A/NOON & 3 PALE-BELLIED BRENTS ON MARSH

*32 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEYBOURNE E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES

*2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS SHERINGHAM OPP TWO LIFEBOATS PUB THIS MRNG

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

 

Saturday 26th February 2011

TODAY WAS THE RETURN OF THE BLACK-HEADED GULLS! Over 700 were counted on the grazing marshes in the morning, together with 150 Golden Plovers, 40 Starlings and 60+ Lapwings. The Other highlights today included 12 Eider, 658 Common Scoter, 20 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Black-throated Diver east, 2 Great Crested Grebes on the sea, and a Red-necked Grebe. A Short-eared Owl flew in off the sea, looking rather dishevelled, and 60 Meadow Pipits flew over Gore Point mid morning.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROSS'S GOOSE BTW HOLT AND CLEY IN FIELD WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*GREAT WHITE EGRET JUST W/OF NORWICH ON S/SIDE OF MARLINGFORD LATE A/NOON FROM VILLAGE HALL TG.129.087 

*4 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK

*60+ LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE IN FIELD WITH HAY BALES C1/3ML E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES C11:00

*30 WAXWING NORWICH IN HELLESDON ON NURSERY CLOSE 11:20

*TURTLE DOVE ROYDON IN PADDOCK BTW CHURCH AND ROAD

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER PAST HOLME THIS MRNG+RED-NECKED GREBE ON SEA & SHORT-EARED OWL IN OFF

*2 PURPLE SANDPIPER SHERINGHAM ON ROCKS OPP.THE TWO LIFEBOATS HOTEL

*7 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

 

Friday 25th February 2011

At Holme NOA 300+ Pink-feet and 100+ Brent Geese were on the marsh, and a female Marsh Harrier was hunting. A Barn Owl, a Green Woodpecker, 10 Skylarks, 20 Long-tailed Tits,  and a Song Thrush were also recorded.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM HARBOUR WENT TO ROOST ON THORNHAM MARSH AT 16:45

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HALVERGATE OPPOSITE PONTIAC ROADHOUSE FROM BRIDGE EARLY A/NOON WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE BUT DISTANT

*10 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE AT N/END OF EAST BANK AT 11:19

*38 WAXWING COSTESSEY BY ST.AUGUSTINE'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL

*35 WAXWING NORWICH BY JUNCTION OF UNTHANK ROAD & PARK LANE IN GROUNDS OF THE ELMS AT 15:45

*4 WAXWING GORLESTON-ON-SEA BY HOSPITAL STAFF C/PK MID A/NOON

*REDHEAD SMEW TITCHWELL RSPB+2 WATER PIPIT, 43 TWITE & 3 SPOTTED REDSHANK .2 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH

 

Thursday 24th February 2011

Highlights for today were over 200 Brent Geese on the marsh including a juvenile Pale-bellied Brent Goose and an adult Black Brant. On the sea 3 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1020 Common Scoters, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Black-throated Divers, 6 Fulmars, and 5 Great Crested Grebes were recorded. A Merlin flew along the beach and over 100 Snow Buntings were counted at Gore Point. Also of interest were 150 Curlew, 20+ Skylarks, a male Stonechat, 5 Pied Wagtails over, and 22 Siskins.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM MARSH AT 17:00

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES DRIFTING W/AT 13:00

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD NEAR FAKENHAM AT SCULTHORPE MOOR NR OVER REEDBED AT 14:20

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM A149 LAYBY AT 16:25

*10 SHORE LARK ON SHINGLE RIDGE E/OF NORTH HIDE

*AD BLACK BRANT HOLME FRESHMARSH AT MIDDAY+PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE & 80 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE .9 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF GORE POINT+2 GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS & 25 SNOW BUNTING ON THE BEACH

*28 WAXWING COSTESSEY BY ST.AUGUSTINE'S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL AT 12:15

*1w SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 14:45

*1w BLACK REDSTART GORLESTON-ON-SEA IN GARDENS

*2 SPOTTED REDSHANK TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH THIS MRNG

*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB+WATER PIPIT, 35 TWITE, 30 AVOCET & SHORT-EARED OWL .AD BEWICK'S SWAN IN FIELD BY OVERFLOW C/PK

*8 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE BREYDON WATER AT SOUTH WALL

 

Wednesday 23rd February 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM HARBOUR OVER MARSH VIEWABLE FROM COAL BARN AT END OF STAITHES LANE AT 12:30

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE BETWEEN HALVERGATE & PONTIAC ROADHOUSE THIS A/NOON WITH c2000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*32 WAXWING NORWICH ON QUEENS ROAD OPPOSITE OASIS RESTAURANT AT 13:00

*3 COMMON CRANE S/OF HORSEY MILL IN FIELD E/OF ROAD

*1w SPOONBILL SALTHOUSE IN CHANNEL IN FIELD JUST E/OF GRAMBOROUGH HILL AT 16:15+17 SNOW BUNTING BY BEACH C/PK

*11 LONG-TAILED DUCK HOLME OFF GORE POINT+2 HARBOUR PORPOISE

*WHOOPER SWAN TITCHWELL RSPB IN FIELD BY OVERFLOW C/PK AT 15:20

*1w BLACK REDSTART GORLESTON-ON-SEA IN GARDENS THIS A/NOON

*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB+2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD & 50 TWITE

 

Tuesday 22nd February 2011

Highlights today were 1 Goldeneye and 7 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea, 1 Woodcock, 1 Barn Owl, 18 Fieldfares and a single Stonechat.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HALVERGATE MARSHES

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM AT W/END VIEWABLE FROM A149 / B1159 JUNCTION 17:10

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THORPE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM WAVENEY FOREST 14:55

*45 WAXWINGS NORWICH NEAR AIRPORT BEHIND CO-OP AT E/END OF FIFERS LANE 15:15

*40 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON PARK LANE / MILL HILL ROAD EARLY A/NOON

*3 COMMON CRANES HORSEY S/OF HORSEY MILL E/OF ROAD 14:05

*105 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLME AT GORE POINT & 17 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

*PURPLE SANDPIPER SHERINGHAM ON ROCKS OPP TWO LIFEBOATS HOTEL 10:00

 

Monday 21st February 2011

Highlights today were on the sea 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 2 Black-throated Divers, and 2 Fulmars, and around the reserve 1 Stonechat, 6 Fieldfares, and on the beach 12 Snow Buntings were counted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HALVERGATE MARSHES WITH PINKFEET 13:15

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE

*SPOONBILL SALTHOUSE W/OF BEACH C/PK +LAPLAND BUNTING OVER & 22 SNOW BUNTINGS IN BEACH C/PK

*70 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT STAFFORD STREET / BELVOIR STREET

 

Sunday 20th February 2011

At Holme NOA today a low mist descended early in the afternoon and never lifted! 30+ Pink-feet, 180 Brents and 2 Pale-bellied Brents were on the grazing marsh, a Water Rail was calling, a Barn Owl was hunting, a male Stonechat was near the Observatory and at least 2 Snow Buntings flew over early afternoon.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER OVER THORNHAM MARSH AT 09:45

*2 JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH AT W/END OF HOLKHAM PINES 17:00

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY S/OF DUNES TWDS A149 

*SPOONBILL SALTHOUSE+c25 SNOW BUNTING

*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB ON SEA+VELVET SCOTER

*LONG-EARED OWL N/OF THORNHAM IN HEDGE BY GREEN. APPROACH WITH CAUTION

*c30 SNOW BUNTING HOLME+2 LONG-TAILED DUCK ON SEA

 

Saturday 19th February 2011

A doggedly miserable and dank day at the Observatory - one or two birds managed to find something to sing about! The sea was very quiet with just 3 Red-breasted Mergansers of note, at least 200 Brent Geese were around and a single Stonechat was on the east bank briefly. 2 Marsh Harriers and a Barn Owl were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w MALE NORTHERN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB W/OF MAIN PATH+2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD

*FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK COCKSHOOT BROAD TG.346.160

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD (AD+JUV) HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE 12:00

*10+ SHORE LARK CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE

*LAPLAND BUNTING THORNHAM OVER HARBOUR C/PK 13:00

*14 WAXWING NORWICH IN WENSUM PARK BY POST BOX.

*18 LONG-TAILED DUCK HOLME OFF THE GOLF COURSE+14 SNOW BUNTING ON SHINGLE

*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB ON SEA MID-MRNG

*c30 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE IN BEACH C/PRK.

*2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD (1 DRK) TITCHWELL RSPB+DRK MANDARIN, WATER PIPIT, SPOTTED REDSHANK & 30 TWITE

 

Friday 18th February 2011

Highlights today were 2 Marsh Harriers, 1 Peregrine, and 3 Stonechats around the reserve. A Woodcock was flushed at Redwell Marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER (hudsonius)) THORNHAM POINT AT 16:30 THEN FLEW TOWARDS TITCHWELL RSPB

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH BRIEFLY AT 13:35+2 MARSH HARRIER

*9 SHORE LARK SALTHOUSE AT E/END OF ARNOLDS MARSH ON SHINGLE BANK LATE MRNG . SPOTTED REDSHANK ON POOLS W/OF IRON ROAD

*1w SPOONBILL SALTHOUSE ON POOL N/OF FLOOD SIREN

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE . LITTLE OWL FLITCHAM AT ABBEY FARM

*50+SNOW BUNTING HOLME DUNES THIS MRNG AT 10:00

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+WATER PIPIT ON BRACKISH MARSH

 

Thursday 17th February 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HAWFINCH DRAYTON BY CHURCH

*MALE HEN HARRIER BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL+3 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*2 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER WINTERTON DUNES NNR THIS MRNG

*3 RED-CRESTED POCHARD TITCHWELL RSPB+30 AVOCET, 2 WATER PIPIT, 30 TWITE & SPOTTED REDSHANK

 

Wednesday 16th February 2011

At Holme NOA today highlights were 600+ Pink-feet, 400 Brent Geese, 3+ Pale-bellied Brents, 1 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harriers, 1 Buzzard, 200 Lapwings, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Stonechats, and 1 Rock Pipit. A late afternoon seawatch produced 1 Eider, 1200 Common Scoter, 18 Goldeneye, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Slavonian Grebe.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB OVER FRESHMARSH AT 17:00+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS & BY LAKE AT 13:50

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THORPE MARSHES AT FRITTON MARSHES VIEWED FROM WAVENEY FOREST AT 17:15+2 HEN HARRIER 1 MALE

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH AT 15:00

*7 SHORE LARK 15:00 CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE N/OF ARNOLD'S MARSH

*4 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE BREYDON WATER AT SOUTH WALL+3 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING OVER THORNHAM HARBOUR AT 16:40

*28 WAXWING AYLESHAM ON SIR WILLIAM'S CLOSE THIS A/NOON

*1w SPOONBILL SALTHOUSE ON POOL JUST N/OF C/PK AT 15:10+25 SNOW BUNTINGS BY C/PK

*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB+3 RED-CRESTED POCHARD, 2 SMEW, 2 WATER PIPIT, MANDARIN, 2 SHORT-EARED OWL, 26 TWITE & 5 VELVET SCOTER

*SLAVONIAN GREBE PAST HOLME NOA+BLACK-THROATED DIVER

 

Tuesday 15th February 2011

At Holme NOA today highlights were 440 Brent Geese including 2+ Pale-bellied Brents, 800 Pink-feet, 3 Marsh Harriers, 1 Water Rail, 120 Lapwings, 50 Curlews, a Barn Owl, 8 Fieldfares, 2 Stonechats and a single Bullfinch.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*17 WAXWINGS NORWICH IN BELVOIR STREET C/PK

*RING-NECKED PARAKEET HUNSTANTON ON WAVERLEY ROAD IN BACK GARDEN 09:50 THEN FLEW LOW SOUTH

*25 TWITE TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH +2 SMEW, 3 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS ON FRESHMARSH & 60 SNOW BUNTINGS ON THE BEACH

 

Monday 14th February 2011

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 3 Goldeneye, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 6 Fulmars, and 3 Kittiwakes. A Stonechat, a Barn Owl and 24 Snow Buntings were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM HARBOUR

*4 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH AT W/END 13:50

*15 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEYBOURNE W/OF COASTGUARDS IN STUBBLE THIS MRNG

*7 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE BY NORTH HIDE 08:30

*38 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT STAFFORD STREET / BELVOIR STREET

*BLACK BRANT BRANCASTER ON GOLF CLUB DRIVING RANGE

*3 COMMON CRANES BTW HORSEY MILL & WEST SOMERTON IN FIELD ENE/OF ROAD

*RAVEN OVER SANDRINGHAM 11:45 WITH BUZZARDS THEN FLEW EAST BUT POSS STILL IN AREA

 

Sunday 13th February 2011

Another grim day weather-wise, seawatching was very quiet with just 3 Red-breasted Mergansers the highlight. 412 Brent Geese were on the grazing marsh and 26 Tufted Ducks on the Boradwater. A single Skylark was singing!

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM MARSH 10:15

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS BRANCASTER HARBOUR VIEWABLE E/FROM TITCHWELL RSPB

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON DOWNHAM W/OF BRIDGE IN POPLARS c10:00 THEN FLEW E/TWDS ST.HELENS PICNIC SITE

*1w SPOONBILL CLEY NWT FLEW TWDS NORTH SCRAPE 11:10

*10+LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEYBOURNE E/OF COASTGUARDS IN STUBBLE

*7 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM 300YDS E/OF GAP 09:35

*7 WAXWINGS NORWICH AIRPORT AT NORSE ENTRANCE AT FIFERS LANE 10:30

*3 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS 13:55

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF HOPTON-ON-SEA

*7 LONG-TAILED DUCKS HOLME OFF GORE POINT

*2 REDHEAD SMEW FILBY BROAD

 

Saturday 12th February 2011

At Holme NOA today 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese were with 200+ Brents on the grazing marsh, and a Barn Owl and 20 Long-tailed Tits were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE SNETTISHAM RSPB BY APPROACH ROAD 12:00

*3 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS WARHAM GREENS VIEWABLE TWDS EAST HILLS LATE A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM AT W/END 12:00

*AD ICELAND GULL TITCHWELL RSPB OFFSHORE +RED-NECKED GREBE, 2 WATER PIPITS & 40 TWITE

*70 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY RSPB & HOODED CROW

*80+WAXWINGS NORWICH AIRPORT AT NORSE ENTRANCE AT FIFERS LANE

*34 WAXWINGS BOWTHORPE AT HARPSFIELD / CHAPEL BREAK ROAD

*SPOONBILL CLEY ON SEA POOL 15:20

 

Friday 11th February 2011

At the Observatory today 2,000 Pink-footed Geese, 350 Brents, 5 Eider, 80 Common Scoter, 15Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Red-throated Dives, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Marsh Harriers, 2 Barn Owls, 1 Bearded Tit, 60 Fieldfares, 1 Stonechat and 50 Snow Buntings were recorded.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER LATE A/NOON THORNHAM MARSH

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE BTW BURNHAM NORTON & BURNHAM DEEPDALE N/OF A149 EARLY A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD TITCHWELL RSPB E/OVER FRESHMARSH 11:40

*JUV SPOONBILL CLEY E/OF ARNOLD'S MARSH ON POOL 13:30 & 12+SHORELARKS ON SHINGLE RIDGE

*PAIR LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEYBOURNE E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES

*30 WAXWINGS BOWTHORPE AT CHAPEL BREAK ROAD / BENDISH WAY

*8 SHORELARKS CLEY E/OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE RIDGE

*7+LONG-TAILED DUCKS HOLME OFF GORE POINT & GREAT NORTHERN DIVER

*3 COMMON CRANES HORSEY BY PUB EARLY A/NOON SHOWING WELL

 

Thursday 10th February 2011

At Holme NOA highlights were 6 Long-tailed Ducks, 3 Goldeneye, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Barn Owl, 15 Fieldfares and 40 Snow Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB W/OF END OF BOARDWALK TWDS THORNHAM POINT 10:00 +BLACK-THROATED DIVER, 6 LONG-TAILED DUCKS & 40 TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH

*NORFOLK 22 WAXWINGS BOWTHORPE ON LADYBIRD WAY NEAR PLAY AREA 10:15

 

Wednesday 9th February 2011

At Holme NOA today an increasing south wind made small birds scarce on the site, however 2 Marsh Harriers, 1 Kestrel, 30 Lapwings, 40 Curlews, a Barn Owl, 70 Starlings, 60+ Fieldfares, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Stonechat and 2 Snow Buntings were of note.

 

Tuesday 8th February 2011

At Holme NOA today seawatching highlights were 11 Long-tailed Ducks off Gore Point, 58 Eiders, 3 Goldeneye, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 8 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, and 12 Fulmars. Also of interest were 4 Marsh Harriers, 2 Common Buzzards, a single Waxwing west, 30 Fieldfares, a female Stonechat, a single Rock Pipit, 8 Siskins, 10 Twite, 2 Redpoll sp and 80 Snow Buntings on the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK COCKSHOOT BROAD ON RIVER 12:00 TG.346.160

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THURLTON MARSHES S/OVER NEW CUT +LAPLAND BUNTING OVER

*1w SPOONBILL BTW SALTHOUSE AND CLEY N/OF NEW CUT 12:15

*3 COMMON CRANE HICKLING BROAD AT STUBB MILL AT DUSK+MALE HEN HARRIER & 40 MARSH HARRIER

*30 WAXWING AYLSHAM BRIEFLY ON YAXLEYS LANE

*DRK SMEW FILBY BROAD

*REDHEAD SMEW HARDLEY FLOOD FLEW E/.+GREEN SANDPIPER

*90 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE BREYDON WATER+DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE & 20 BEWICK'S SWAN

*11 LONG-TAILED DUCK HOLME +BLACK-THROATED DIVER, 80 SNOW BUNTING & 10 TWITE

 

Monday 7th February 2011

Highlights today were 1 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Red-throated Diver, and 4 Fulmars on the sea, and a Barn Owl hunting the grazing marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE BETWEEN GREAT YARMOUTH & ACLE S/OF A47, S/OF PONTIAC ROADHOUSE & W/OF MINOR ROAD AT 14:15 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*AD FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK ENE/OF WOODBASTWICK ON RIVER AT COCKSHOOT BROAD MIDDAY SHOWING WELL. PK IN C/PK AT END OF FERRY ROAD OPPOSITE THE FERRY INN & FOLLOW BOARDWALK TO STAITHE TG346160

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES+MALE HEN HARRIER & 3 SHORT-EARED OWL

 

Sunday 6th February 2011

Seawatching highlights were a drake Pintail, a Long-tail Duck, 120 Common Scoter, and 4 Fulmars. Also of note were 40 Fieldfares.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER (FORM HUDSONIUS) THORNHAM ON SALTMARSH 15:40+HEN HARRIER

*ROSS'S GOOSE BURNHAM OVERY FLEW W/WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE 09:15 FROM A149+ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER DUNES 09:25

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE BURNHAM NORTON ON E/SIDE IN FIELD S/OF A149

*FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK COCKSHOOT BROAD C1ML ENE/OF OF WOODBASTWICK ON RIVER BURE+REDHEAD SMEW TG.346.160

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK+GLAUCOUS GULL ON NORTH SCRAPE

*2 BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH AND PUTT COURSE+PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE SE/OF CLEY AT THE HANGS 10:50 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*20+ WAXWING NORWICH ON GLOUCESTER STREET OPP.BAKERY 15:35

*7 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE N/OF ARNOLD'S MARSH NT 14:00

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK WELNEY WWT

*30+ SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE ON BEACH NEAR C/PRK

*2 BEWICK'S SWAN ITTERINGHAM IN FIELD NEAR MANNINGTON HALL JUNCTION 09:15

 

Saturday 5th February 2011

At Holme NOA today seawatching produced 2 drake Long-tailed Ducks, 1200 Common Scoters, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Fulmar, and 2 Great Crested Grebes. A Marsh Harrier, a Peregrine, 20 Lapwings, 60 Curlews, 70 Fieldfares and 30 Snow Buntings were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 16:00

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 12:45 CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK

*AD FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK COCKSHOOT BROAD. PARK AT END OF FERRY ROAD AND USE BOARDWALK TG.346.160

*2 BLACK BRANT WELLS PITCH+PUTT COURSE+PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*31 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB+8 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 739 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE & LITTLE STINT

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE SE/OF CLEY NEAR THE HANGS BY ROAD TO HOLT+ESC ROSS'S GOOSE WITH 5 BARNACLE GEESE

*32 COMMON CRANE HICKLING BROAD NWT AT STUBB MILL ROOST+MALE HEN HARRIER & 41 MARSH HARRIER

*3 COMMON CRANE HORSEY 15:40 OPP.NELSON HEAD PUB+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*RED-NECKED GREBE STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB ONE ON THE RIVER YARE BETWEEN PUMPHOUSE AND FEN FOR SECOND +3 BITTERN, RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & MEALY REDPOLL FROM TOWER HIDE

*25 WAXWING NORWICH AT 340 HALL ROAD OPPOSITE HOMEBASE 10:30

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK WELNEY WWT+GREATER FLAMINGO (ESC)

*BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB LAPLAND BUNTING E/OF OLD WIND PUMP

 

Friday 4th February 2011

A dull, mild and blustery day, with little of note. 180 Brent Geese were on the grazing marsh and at least 60 Fieldfares were still feeding in the buckthorn bushes.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE 13:50 BETWEEN GREAT YARMOUTH & ACLE S/OF A47 S/OF PONTIAC ROADHOUSE W/OF MINOR ROAD WITH 4000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK NEAR POPE'S POOL

*9 SHORE LARKS CLEY ON SHINGLE N/OF ARNOLDS MARSH

*3 WAXWING NORWICH ON BER STREET OPPOSITE JOHN LEWIS BY NORWICH POT COMPANY AT 09:00

*42 BEWICK'S SWANS NE/OF HALVERGATE

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBSERVATORY

 

Thursday 3rd February 2011

At least 60 Fieldfares were still around the Observatory and 60 Snow Buntings flew over the grazing marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER 15:20 THORHAM HARBOUR OFF C/PK AT END OF STAITHES LANE SHOWING WELL

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE BERNEY MARSHES RSPB WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK+2AD PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SCOLT HEAD ISLAND AT E/END . ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER BURNHAM NORTON MARSHES

*AD BLACK BRANT WARHAM GREENS LATE A/NOON+8 HEN HARRIER IN ROOST

*WAXWING CHOSELEY ALONG ROAD BETWEEN DRYING BARNS & A149

*27+WAXWING 14:30 NORWICH ON BER STREET OPPOSITE JOHN LEWIS AT NORWICH POT COMPANY

*2 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON PINEWOODS CARAVAN PARK BOATING LAKE

*15 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLKHAM GAP+SLAVONIAN GREBE OFFSHORE

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBSERVATORY THIS MRNG

*1w SPOONBILL BETWEEN CLEY & SALTHOUSE S/OF SEA POOL AT 10:00

*3 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE CLEY FROM BEACH C/PK

 

Wednesday 2nd February 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM HARBOUR OFF C/PK AT END OF STAITHES LANE AT 12:20

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK NEAR POPE'S MARSH, VIEWABLE FROM EAST BANK+9 SHORE LARK ON SHINGLE AT N/END OF EAST BANK

*19 WAXWING NORWICH ON HALL ROAD ESTATE OPPOSITE HOMEBASE BUT MOBILE

*1w SPOONBILL BETWEEN CLEY & SALTHOUSE ON SEA POOL AT 10:40

*BEWICK'S SWAN BETWEEN CLEY & WIVETON WITH MUTE SWANS AT 10:05

*AD GREATER FLAMINGO WELNEY WWT AT 13:20

 

Tuesday 1st February 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER 15:50 THORNHAM HARBOUR OFF C/PK SAT ON MUD

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON E/OF CLEY VIEWABLE N/FROM WALSEY HILLS NOA & TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE SW/OF CHICKEN PLANTATION THEN FLEW TO BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH

*AD GLAUCOUS GULL EDGEFIELD OPP TIP 13:40

*7 SHORELARKS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH +40 SNOW BUNTINGS & WATER PIPIT

*70 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON HALL ROAD OPP HOMEBASE

*WAXWING CHOSELEY 1/4ML N/OF DRYING BARNS IN ROADSIDE HEDGE BY HARVESTED FIELD

*MALE MEALY REDPOLL UEA BROAD AT W/END OF CAMPUS RINGED IN CONSERVATION AREA

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK WELNEY WWT

*36 TWITE TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH & 2 SNOW BUNTINGS

*REDHEAD SMEW STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

Monday 31st January 2011

Highlights today were a Pale-bellied Brent Goose, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 3 Marsh Harriers and a Common Buzzard, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Bearded Tits, 1 Waxwing, 60 Fieldfares, 2 Stonechats, 4 Siskins and 11 Snow Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER PAST THORNHAM POINT INTO THORNHAM HARBOUR LATE MRNG

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON E/OF CLEY VIEWABLE N/FROM WALSEY HILLS NOA

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE CLEY WSW/OF CHICKEN PLANTATION

*1w SPOONBILL BTW CLEY & SALTHOUSE ON SEA POOL 09:15

*WAXWING CHOSELEY 200YDS N/OF DRYING BARNS BY ROAD 08:55

 

Sunday 30th January 2011

At Holme NOA today, 2 Pale-bellied Brents were with 200 Dark-bellied Brent Geese on the grazing marsh, on the sea 29 Eider, 3 Velvet Scoters, 1 Goldeneye, 17 Red-breasted Mergansers, 30 Red-throated Divers, 5 Fulmars, and 2 Great Crested Grebes were recorded, 2 Marsh Harriers, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Water Rail, 1 Waxwing, 80 Fieldfares, 2 Stonechats, 2 Rock Pipits, 10 Siskins, 33 Snow Buntings and 3 Lapland Buntings were seen. At Thornham Harbour a Short-eared Owl, a Water Pipit and 40 Twite were reported.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB 11:30 ACROSS RAILWAY LINE AND ON RIGHT

*JUV.MALE NORTHERN HARRIER (FORM HUDSONIUS) THORNHAM MARSH FROM TITCHWELL RSPB WEST BANK 16:15

*ROSS'S GOOSE BTW BURNHAM NORTON AND BURHAM DEEPDALE IN FIELD S/OF A149 VIEWABLE FROM ROAD WITH LARGE PINK-FOOTED GOOSE FLOCK

*ROSS'S GOOSE HADDISCOE MARSHES NW/OF A143 FLEW SE/OVER LAYBY 200YDS SW/OF NEW CUT BRIDGE+600 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK EARLY MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END FROM A149 ON MARSH SAT ON SCAFFOLDING FRAME

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THORPE MARSHES ON GATEPOST FROM W/SIDE OF WAVENEY FOREST 15:30

*NO SIGN OF NIGHT-HERON SALTHOUSE BY DUSK

*6 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT BTW NORTH HIDE AND EAST BANK+SPOONBILL ON ARNOLD'S MARSH NT

*6 LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE IN STUBBLE 300YDS E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES

*60 WAXWING NORWICH ON HALL ROAD OPP.HOMEBASE

*WAXWING CHOSELEY 200YDS N/OF DRYING BARNS

*SHORT-EARED OWL THORNHAM HARBOUR+WATER PIPIT & 40 TWITE

*REDHEAD SMEW COCKSHOOT BROAD

*AD PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE HOLKHAM IN FIELD E/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE+600+ DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE  & 3 BLACK BRANT X DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE.

*MALE HEN HARRIER OVER BLAKENEY MID-MRNG

*6 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM 50YDS BEYOND PADDOCK+FIRECREST

*1w MED GULL WROXHAM BROAD

Saturday 29th January 2011

At Holme NOA today over 3,000 Pink-footed Geese, 150 Brents, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Sparrowhawks, 1 Buzzard, 7 Woodcocks, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, 200+ Fieldfares, 2 Stonechats, 1 Rock Pipit and 100+ Snow Buntings were recorded.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER 16:30 THORNHAM BY COAL BARN

*2 NIGHT HERONS SALTHOUSE FLEW S/OVER CROSS STREET 17:10

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE 11:45 HADDISCOE MARSHES NW/OF A143 VIEWABLE FROM LAYBY 200YDS SW/OF NEW CUT BRIDGE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 11:50 CLEY E/OF EAST BANK ON POPE'S MARSH

*3 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HOLKHAM W/OF JOE JORDAN HIDE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES

*SPOONBILL SALTHOUSE ON SEA POOL 11:30

*6 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON LOWER CLARENCE ROAD BEHIND ROYAL MAIL SORTING OFFICE 09:00

*5 LAPLAND BUNTINGS BREYDON WATER BY SOUTH WALL

*WAXWING GREAT BIRCHAM AT No.61 LYNN ROAD 09:20

*68 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY RSPB

*HOODED CROW TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 14:20

*RED-NECKED GREBE THIS A/NOON BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB ON RIVER YARE

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE

 

Friday 28th January 2011

At Holme NOA today the Northern Harrier flew west at 10am, and on the sea 1 Eider, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 10 Red-throated Divers, 5 Fulmars, and a 1 Red-necked Grebe were seen. 2+ Waxwings, 140 Fieldfares, 2 Stonechats, 1 Brambling, 8 Redpoll sp and 94 Snow Buntings were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV NORTHERN HARRIER (FORM HUDSONIUS) THORNHAM ON SALTMARSH 16:05

*ROSS'S GOOSE MIDWAY BTW HADDISCOE AND ST.OLAVES NW/OF A143 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*NO SIGN OF LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB BUT 58 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE & 68 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*10 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK+SPOONBILL ARNOLD'S MARSH NT

*LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE 300M E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES 11:00

*4 WAXWINGS STALHAM BTW BAKER'S HARDWARE YARD AND A149

*2 WAXWING GORLESTON AT S/ERN END OF WOODFARM LANE 11:00 

*2 WAXWING HOLME+RED-NECKED GREBE, 4 LONG-TAILED DUCK & 94 SNOW BUNTING

*RED-NECKED GREBE BREYDON WATER AT E/END+102 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE S/OF SOUTH WALL

*RED-NECKED GREBE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPN ON RIVER YARE

*4 WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH+20 TWITE, 75 SNOW BUNTING, SPOTTED REDSHANK & MED GULL

*FEM/IMM LONG-TAILED DUCK WELNEY WWT FROM OBSERVATORY 09:35

 

Thursday 27th January 2011

At Holme NOA today, a Pale-bellied Brent Goose was with 175+ dark-bellies on the grazing marsh, 8 Long-tailed Ducks were at Gore Point early afternoon, the Northern Harrier flew west over the grazing marshes and a Barn Owl, 70+ Fieldfares, and 2 Stonechats.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER (form hudsonius) 13:00 THORNHAM HARBOUR OVER SALTMARSH,VIEWABLE FROM END OF STAITHE LANE

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE 13:40 BETWEEN HADDISCOE AND ST.OLAVES ON THORPE AND HADDISCOE MARSHES c1/2ML NW/OF A143 WITH 3000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE BUT MOBILE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT 200YDS E/OF EAST BANK

*3 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/END OF HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH OVER SMALL COPSE FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE AT 14:58 SHOWING WELL+COMMON BUZZARD

*10 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE BETWEEN NORTH HIDE & ARNOLD'S MARSH. SPOONBILL AT E/END OF SEA POOL. 30 SNOW BUNTING PAST E/

*7 SHORE LARK E/OF HOLKHAM GAP+SNOW BUNTING & 25 TWITE

*4 WAXWING TAVERHAM BY JUNCTION OF SANDY LANE & ROEDTCH DRIVE AT 08:50

*37+WAXWING THETFORD ON THE SIDINGS   TL870836

*7 WAXWING NORWICH ON LOWER CLARENCE ROAD BEHIND RAILWAY STATION AT 09:40

*c50 WAXWING NORWICH BY JUNCTION OF WOODCOCK ROAD & AYLESHAM ROAD AT 08:55

*175 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE AT 11:15

*5 MARSH HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB LEFT ROOST THIS MORNING+2 RIINGTAIL HEN HARRIER, MALE OVER THORNHAM,SALTMARSH THIS AFTERNOON

*4 HEN HARRIER WARHAM GREENS IN ROOST

 

Wednesday 26th January 2011

Highlights today were the Northern Harrier past west late afternoon and a flock of 40+ Snow Buntings on the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER (form hudsonius) E/OVER THORNHAM MARSH AT 13:45

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE 14:30 BETWEEN HADDISCOE AND ST.OLAVES ON THORPE AND HADDISCOE MARSHES c1/3ML NW/OF A143+3,000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE VIEW NW/TOWARDS MARSH FARM FROM SMALL LAYBY ON A143 c200YDS SW/OF NEW CUT BRIDGE

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE 1/2ML E/OF BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE AT 12:10 VIEWABLE FROM A149

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK ON POPOES MARSH AT 16:10 .4 YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS 2AD+2W+1W ON NORTH SCRAPE

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE WITH 200 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*40 LAPLAND BUNTING BURGH CASTLE BY WINDPUMP IN SEEDED AREA THIS MRNG.ACCESS c1ML ALONG SEA WALL FROM COBHOLM FISHERMANS C/PK TG491064

*c50 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB BUT NO SIGN OF LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*5+LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE IN STUBBLE FIELD

*c40 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK

*2 PURPLE SANDPIPER SHERINGHAM ON ROCKS

*7 WAXWING NORWICH ON LOWER CLARENCE ROAD BEHIND RAILWAY STATION AT 12:30

*REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON BOATING LAKE

*RED-NECKED GREBE THIS A/NOON BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB ON RIVER YARE c200YDS E/OF WINDPUMP

*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB+SLAVONIAN GREBE, 5 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 32 TWITE

*RED-NECKED GREBE THIS A/NOON BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB ON RIVER YARE C200YDS E/OF WINDPUMP

 

Tuesday 25th January 2011

Highlights today were 8 Waxwings near the Observatory, 70+ Fieldfares, 2 Stonechats, 3 Barn Owls, 2 Marsh Harriers and 2 Peregrines. On the sea 1 Eider, 2 Velvet Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver and 1 Great Northern Diver were recorded.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER (form hudsonius) TITCHWELL RSPB OVER FRESHMARSH LATE A/NOON

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE FROM WASHINGTON HIDE AT 14:11

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE 16:15 HADDISCOE & THORPE MARSHES NW/OF A143 WITH 3,000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE.VIEW NW/TOWARDS MARSH FARM FROM SMALL LAYBY ON A143 c200YDS SW/OF NEW CUT

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WELLS IN FIELD W/OF CARAVAN PARK & INLAND OF PINES WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+1w PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*74 LAPLAND BUNTING 16:00 BURGH CASTLE BY WINDPUMP IN SEEDED AREA.ACCESS c1ML ALONG SEA WALL FROM COBHOLM FISHERMANS C/PK TG491064

*3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS THURLTON MARSHES W/PAST NEW CUT AT 11:50

*5 WAXWING HOLME NOA W/OVER C/PK AT 09:55

*63 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON HALL ROAD BY B&Q AT 15:40

*2 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON PINEWOODS BOATING LAKE

*SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+RED-NECKED GREBE, LONG-TAILED DUCK, & 4 VELVET SCOTER.  25 TWITE ON BRACKISH MARSH, 2 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIERS IN ROOST & WAXWING OVER AT 10:00

*RED-NECKED GREBE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB ON THE RIVER YARE BY THE OLD WINDMILL

 

Monday 24th January 2011

At Holme NOA today the Northern Harrier was again hunting the marsh south of the Broadwater, and six Waxwings were in the poplar tree by the west entrance to the Observatory reserve at 3.30pm. On the sea 5 Eider, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 4,000 Common Scoters, 1 Red-throated and 1 Black-throated Diver were of interest, as was a single Barn Owl and the pair of Stonechats. 60+ Fieldfares were still in the scrub around the car parks.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER W/OVER THORNHAM HARBOUR AT 12:52

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB FROM RIVERBANK AT c11:00 BUT DISTANT

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE AT 16:45 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK .33 SNOW BUNTING NEAR SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK

*AD FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK c1ML ENE/OF WOODBASTWICK AT COCKSHOOT BROAD. USE C/PK AT END OF FERRY ROAD

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE+2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS OVER

*8 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE E/OF EAST BANK THIS A/NOON

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*5 WAXWING STALHAM ON STAITHE ROAD BETWEEN BAKERS BUILDERS MERCHANTS & BOATYARD

*4 WAXWING  OFF HOLT BYPASS

*9 WAXWING NORWICH ON LOWER CLARENCE ROADIN NETWORK RAIL COMPOUND BEHIND SORTING OFFICE EARLY A/NOON

*17 LAPLAND BUNTING BREYDON WATER FROM SOUTH WALL WITH SKYLARKS+MERLIN

*GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE ON LOWER ROAD AT 09:25

*RED-NECKED GREBE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB ON RIVER YARE BEYOND OLD WIND PUMP

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+3 SLAVONIAN GREBE & 7 VELVET SCOTER  .40 TWITE ON FRESHMARSH+93 RED-CRESTED POCHARD. 6 WATER PIPITS ON BRACKISH MARSH .RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER IN ROOST+8 MARSH HARRIERS

*SHORT-EARED OWL OVER BURNHAM OVERY DUNES VIEWABLE FROM A149

 

Sunday 23rd January 2011

Six Waxwings were around the reserve and the Northern Harrier was sitting on the marsh watching a Peregrine eat a Wigeon! Also of interest were a pair of Stonechats and 60+ Fieldfares around the reserve.

 

Saturday 22nd January 2011

Highlights today were 4 Red-throated and 2 Black-throated Divers on the sea, and 3 Waxwings in the scrub.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER (FORM HUDSONIUS) 15:35 TITCHWELL RSPB IN TREE E/OF MAIN PATH+SLAVONIAN GREBE, 5 VELVET SCOTER, 10 SNOW BUNTING, 40 TWITE, 2 WATER PIPIT & HEN HARRIER

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB TIL 11:05 +102 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE & 331 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE THEN FLEW E/WITH 5 TAIGA BEAN GEESE AND APPEARED TO LAND S/OF BEET FACTORY

*ROSS'S GOOSE 1ML W/OF REEDHAM AND S/OF LIMPENHOE HILL ON LIMPENHOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM HILL FARM 11:35+3,500 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM NNR ON FRESHMARSH FROM WASHINGTON HIDE 17:00 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK 13:15+WHOOPER SWAN

*AD FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK COCKSHOOT BROAD FROM HIDE.+23 WAXWING  BY BOARDWALK. PARK IN C/PK AT END OF FERRY ROAD OPP.FERRY INN

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM NNR FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE+TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE & ICELAND GULL BRIEFLY

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES 13:40

*BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT COURSE WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*LITTLE AUK STIFFKEY ON BEACH THEN FLEW S/

*6 COMMON CRANE STUBB'S MILL+HOODED CROW & RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*6 LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE IN STUBBLE E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES 13:40

*AD CASPIAN GULL GORLESTON ON CLIFF N/OF C/PK

*5 WAXWING HOLME AT JUNCTION OF A149 AND BEACH ROAD

*4 WAXWING GREAT BIRCHAM 15:44

*3 WAXWING NW/OF BEETLEY BY B1146 JUST SE/OF RAWHALL LANE 12:50

*2 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON BOATING LAKE

*GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE ON LOWER ROAD

*3 PURPLE SANDPIPER SHERINGHAM ON ROCKS OFF HIGH STREET

 

Friday 21st January 2011

Highlights today were a Short-eared Owl along the approach track early evening, 5 Waxwings on the corner of beach road, and 2 Stonechats around the Observatory.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER 15:50 THORNHAM HARBOUR THEN FLEW E/

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB AT 12:50,VIEWABLE FROM RIVERBANK 400YDS E/OF WIND PUMP WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE AT 15:00 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK N/OF POPE'S MARSH WITH WIGEON FLOCK AT 13:00

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FROM JOE JORDON HIDE AT 13:16+4 COMMON BUZZARD

*7 SHORE LARK c1ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP ON SALTMARSH AT 10:45

*4 WAXWING HOLME NOA BY THE OBS

*9 LONG-TAILED DUCK HOLME OFF GORE POINT

*7 BEWICK'S SWAN NORWICH OVER QUEENS ROAD AT 08:40 BUT NO SIGN OF ANY WAXWINGS

*9 WAXWING WEYBOURNE BRIEFLY AT 09:05 THEN FLEW W/

*5 WAXWING HOLME BY A149 NEAR JUNCTION OF BEACH ROAD AT 15:30

*RED-NECKED GREBE ROCKLAND BROAD FROM HIDE AT 09:40

*12 WAXWING NORWICH ON LOWER CLARENCE ROAD AT 09:50

*2 PURPLE SANDPIPER SHERINGHAM ON ROCKS AT W/END AT MIDDAY+AD MED GULL ON GROYNE

*RING-NECKED PARAKEET PULHAM MARKET IN GARDEN

 

Thursday 20th January 2011

A dismal drizzly day at the Observatory! Highlights were 60 Fieldfares and a single Waxwing feeding on rose hips on the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM HARBOUR OFF COAL BARN AT 15:33 SHOWING WELL

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 13:45 CANTLEY MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM FOOTPATH S/FROM BURNT HOUSE LANE+90+TAIGA BEAN GEESE & 14 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH 1/2ML W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT c200YDS E/OF EAST BANK JUST N/OF POPE'S MARSH AT 10:28 WITH WIGEON FLOCK & DARK-BELLIED BRENTS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES VIEWING E/FROM TRACK TO SEA WALL AT c13:45

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WARHAM GREENS THIS A/NOON+AD BLACK BRANT, 8 HEN HARRIER & 8 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*9 SHORE LARK TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH .46 TWITE ON FRESH MARSH+FEM SCAUP,81 POCHARD & WATER PIPIT. 10 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH,VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE & WHOOPER SWAN BY ACCESS ROAD

*8 WAXWING NORWICH ON QUEENS ROAD BY OASIS RESTUARANT AT 08:10

*SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF HUNSTANTON AT 09:10+8 SCAUP & 47 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER

*100+PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE BREYDON WATER IN FIELDS S/OF SOUTH WALL AT 12:30

*20 WAXWING NORWICH ON CLARENCE ROAD THIS A/NOON

*12 COMMON CRANE HICKLING BROAD AT STUBB MILL ROOST+2 HEN HARRIER 1 MALE

*RED-NECKED GREBE ROCKLAND BROAD FROM HIDE THIS A/NOON

*2 SMEW WELLS ON PINEWOODS BOATING LAKE .PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE ON FOOTBALL PITCH OFF BEACH ROAD

 

Wednesday 19th January 2011

Highlights today were 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 64 Common Scoters, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Fulmars, and 1 Great Crested Grebe on the sea. 2 Waxwings were around the reserve briefly mid afternoon, and 35 Fieldfares, 2 Song Thrushes, 1 Redwing, 2 Stonechats and 50 Snow Buntings were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB OVER BRACKISH MARSH EARLY A/NOON

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB AT 11:40 FROM RIVER BANK WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE. FROM CANTLEY WALK W/FOR c1ML ALONG RIVER BANK TO VIEW

*3+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL RPTD MARTHAM FERRY BETWEEN BOAT DYKE & MARTHAM FISHING PITS LATE A/NOON.BEST VIEWED FROM W/BANK BOAT DYKE

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK THIS MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER CLEY TOWARDS BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH AT 08:10

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD OVER BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT 10:00

*9 SHORE LARK TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH+c40 TWITE, 25 SNOW BUNTING, 2 WATER PIPIT, MEALY REDPOLL, 2 VELVET SCOTER, AD WHOOPER SWAN, PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE & RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*3 SHORE LARK CLEY 100YDS E/OF EAST BANK AT 11:55+30 SNOW BUNTINGS

*20 WAXWING NORWICH ON QUEENS ROAD BY OASIS RESTAURANT AT 08:15

*3 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON LOWER CLARENCE ROAD IN RAILWAY COMPOUND BY REAR OF SORTING OFFICE ON APPLES

*20 WAXWINGS TAVERNHAM BY PLAY AREA NEAR THE OTTER PUB AT 11:35

*7 LONG-TAILED DUCK HOLME OFF GORE POINT AT 08:45

*RED-NECKED GREBE ROCKLAND BROAD FROM HIDE AT 08:00

*PURPLE SAND SHERINGHAM ON ROCKS BELOW TWO LIFEBOATS PUB

*1+NORTHERN BULLFINCH TITCHWELL RSPB AT E/END OF C/PK AT 14:05

*RING-NECKED PARAKEET JUST W/OF HEMPNALL AT FRITTON GRANGE EARLY A/NOON TM229943

*119 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE BREYDON WATER IN FIELDS S/OF SOUTH WALL

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER HOLME +50 SNOW BUNTING & 3 WAXWING BRIEFLY

Tuesday 18th January 2011

Highlights today were 726 Wigeon, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Fulmars on the sea, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Barn Owls, 2 Stonechats, 40 Fieldfares, 12 Siskins and a single Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM MARSH BTW TITCHWELL RSPB & THORNHAM HARBOUR MID A/NOON

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE 12:15 & HOODED CROW

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM VIEWABLE FROM LADY ANN'S DRIVE 10:40

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY E/OF EAST BANK VIEWABLE FROM WALSEY HILLS NOA 09:50

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS BURNHAM OVERY NEAR GUN HILL 09:15

*9 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEYBOURNE E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES

*10 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE E/OF EAST BANK 11:05

*26 WAXWINGS TAVERHAM ON VICTORIA ROAD

*20+WAXWINGS NORWICH ON QUEENS ROAD OPP OASIS RESTAURANT

*4 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON LOWER CLARENCE ROAD IN RAILWAY COMPOUND EARLY A/NOON

*RED-NECKED GREBE ROCKLAND BROAD

 

Monday 17th January 2011

Highlights today were 220 Brent Geese, a Pale-bellied Brent Goose and 65 Pink-feet on the grazing marshes until 11.30, then flew off east. On the sea 268 Wigeon, 3250 Common Scoter, 7 Goldeneyes, 5 Red-0breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Fulmars, and 85 Snow Buntings were of note. 30+ Fieldfares were again on the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB THIS A/NOON

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY E/OF EAST BANK ON POPE'S MARSH 09:40

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OF HOLKHAM N/OF A149 VIEWABLE TWDS GUN HILL THIS EVNG

*8+LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEYBOURNE E/OF COTTAGES IN STUBBLE

*50 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK

*2 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON BOATING LAKE

 

Sunday 16th January 2011

Two Redhead Smew showed well from the Car Park Hide during the afternoon. A female Goldeneye was also of note on the Broadwater. A Tundra Bean Goose was with 1600 Pink-feet on the grazing marshes in the morning and a probable juvenile Northern Harrier flew west over the grazing marshes at around 2pm. Also of interest were 3 Marsh Harriers, 2 Barn Owls and 272 Lapwings. 4 Lapland Buntings flew west over the Car Park.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM HARBOUR TIL 14:30 THEN FLEW E/.

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB N/OF RAILWAY WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE. TAKE TRACK W/FROM GRIMMER LANE

*ROSS'S GOOSE 800M W/OF HOLKHAM GAP WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE AT 08:00

*AD FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK COCKSHOOT BROAD+ HYBRID TUFTED DUCK X SCAUP

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON STOKE FERRY. WALK PAST WISSEY SLUICES TO VIEW AMONGST C2,000 WIGEON TL.703.988

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SCOLT HEAD ISLAND AT E/END 08:45

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER WARHAM GREENS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES C15:30

*BLACK BRANT JUST NE/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE NEAR FLOOD BANK 10:40 WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT COURSE WITH BRENT GEESE

*11 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT  BTW NORTH HIDE AND EAST BANK

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE C1ML E/OF HOLME VIEWED FROM MINOR ROAD TURNING S/OF A149 +c1,500 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE

*c15 LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE AT N/END OF STUBBLE FIELD 300YDS E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES 11:10

*LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB+2 RED-NECKED GREBE & 2 WATER PIPIT

*6 WAXWING NORTH WALSHAM AT SAINSBURY'S

*3 WAXWING NORWICH ON LOWER CLARENCE ROAD

*HOODED CROW THORNHAM HARBOUR 11:30

*30+ SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK

*SNOW BUNTING HUNSTANTON EARLY MRNG+PURPLE SANDPIPER ON GROYNES

*2 REDHEAD SMEW HOLME NWT ON BROADWATER.  

*RED-NECKED GREBE ROCKLAND BROAD

*RED-NECKED GREBE ROCKLAND BROAD

*REDHEAD SMEW HOLME NOA FROM C/PK HIDE

Saturday 15th January 2011

Highlights today were a Red-necked Grebe on the sea, 4 Waxwings along the approach track, and a distant ring-tail Harrier sp.(possibly the Northern Harrier seen at Thornham at 13.45). A juvenile Iceland Gull was reported at Thornham on the Saltmarsh late morning.

At Walsey Hills NOA the drake American Wigeon was viewable east of the East Bank at 12.30pm.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB ROOSTED 16:25

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 12:00 CANTLEY RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE WAXHAM BTW CHURCH & SEA PALLING 10:10 WITH PINKFEET

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK VIEWABLE FROM WALSEY HILLS NOA 12:30

*JUV ICELAND GULL TITCHWELL RSPB 11:00 THEN FLEW TWDS THORNHAM +8 SHORELARKS ON BRACKISH MARSH & 50 TWITE

*JUV ICELAND GULL THORNHAM ON SALTMARSH LATE MRNG

*11 SHORELARKS CLEY E/OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE

*9 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEYBOURNE E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES IN STUBBLE

*20 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT RAVEN YARD OFF KING STREET

*4 WAXWINGS HOLME NOA BY ACCESS TRACK

*HOODED CROW CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB

*2 REDHEAD SMEW TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

 

 

 

Friday 14th January 2011

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM POINT AT 15:10 THEN FLEW W/TOWARDS THORNHAM HARBOUR

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 15:10 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB IN NE/CORNER+103 TAIGA BEAN GEESE & 259 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE WAXHAM VIEWABLE FROM WAXHAM BARN AT 14:00+BARNACLE GOOSE & c5000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK ON POPE'S POOL AT 09:15

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE THIS MRNG WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENTS

*7+SHORE LARK CLEY ON ARNOLD'S MARSH NT AT 09:35

*6 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE 13:40 CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB +c45 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE BUT NO SIGN OF LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*7 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE E/OVER CLEY NWT AT 08:40

*16 WAXWING EAST DEREHAM BY A47 SLIP ROAD NEAR HOMEBASE & ROY'S AT 08:55

*REDHEAD SMEW WEST NEWTON ON SCRAPE

*RED-NECKED GREBE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB ON RIVER NEAR WATCHPOINT AT MIDDAY

*5 WHOOPER SWAN NORTH CREAKE BY ROAD TO SYDERSTONE IN PLOUGHED FIELD AT 11:15

*30 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE ON SHINGLE JUST W/OF BEACH C/PK LATE A/NOON

 

Thursday 13th January 2011

A mild and windy day, highlights at Holme Bird Observatory  were 2 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Fulmars, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Marsh Harriers, 2 Buzzards, 1 Goldcrest, and 20 Fieldfares.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB AT THORNHAM POINT OVER DUNES RIGHT OF PILL BOX AT 12:35 SHOWING WELL

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 11:10 CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB N/OF RAILWAY.VIEWABLE FROM BARN END HOUSE +30 TAIGA BEAN GEESE & 30 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY 200YDS E/OF EAST BANK+5 SHORE LARKS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SALTHOUSE AT 10:35+30 SNOW BUNTING

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM PINES OVER W/END AT 11:20

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES VIEWABLE FROM A149 AT 12:50 BRIEFLY

*5 SHORE LARK CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE N/OF NORTH HIDE LATE MRNG

*12+WAXWING NORWICH ON LOWER CLARENCE ROAD BEHIND ROYAL MAIL SORTING OFFICE

*6 LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE IN STUBBLE FIELD 300YDS E/OF COASTGUARDS COTTAGES

*BITTERN 12:12 SWANTON MORLEY GPS AT HOLKHAM LAKE

 

 

Wednesday 12th January 2011
Highlights today were 1250 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated and 1 Black Throated Diver east, a single Gannet east and 4 Fulmars going past. Over 80 Fieldfares were still feeding on the buckthorn around the reserve and a Buzzard was hunting over the grazing marsh.

 

Tuesday 11th January 2011
A dull and gloomy day, over 100 Fieldfares were still around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER LATE A/NOON E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY E/OF EAST BANK OPP WALSEY HILLS NOA ON THE SERPENTINE 08:48 & LAPLAND BUNTING MIDWAY ALONG EAST BANK

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 09:10

*AD BLACK BRANT SALTHOUSE W/OF IRON ROAD

*40 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON QUEENS STREET OPP OASIS INDIAN RESTAURANT 08:25

*22 WAXWINGS NORWICH OPP THE ROSARY TAVERN 10:20

*3+LONG-TAILED DUCKS HOLME OFF GORE POINT

*50 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH

*GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE THIS MRNG

 

Monday 10th January 2011
At Holme NOA today, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 250 Common Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver and 4 Fulmars were on the sea. Around the reserve 70 Fieldfares were counted and a single Rock Pipit flew over calling. 85 Snow Buntings flew east along the beach.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER 14:25 BURNHAM NORTON MARSHES AT W/END & AD ROSS'S GOOSE 14:20
*AD ROSS'S GOOSE S/OF BRANCASTER BY B1135 IN FIELD WITH PINKFEET
*AD ROSS'S GOOSE BTW CLEY & SALTHOUSE E/OF WALSEY HILLS S/OF A149 IN FIELD WITH PINKFEET 08:40
*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY E/OF EAST BANK 13:30
*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON STOKE FERRY WITH WIGEON FLOCK 14:00
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS W/OVER BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE 11:15
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS SCOLT HEAD ISLAND AT E/END 14:55
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD OVER HOLKHAM PARK 15:10
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES 800YDS E/OF HADDISCOE STATION 12:00
*JUV ICELAND GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH BRIEFLY 14:15 +30 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH, 4 WATER PIPITS, 40 TWITE & WHOOPER SWAN BY ACCESS ROAD
*12 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON IVY ROAD BY FIRE STATION
*11 WAXWINGS SWAFFHAM ON N/SIDE OF A47
*10 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON SURREY STREET 09:02
*BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT & 2 REDHEAD SMEW ON BOATING LAKE
*AD BLACK BRANT BY WALSEY HILLS NOA
*3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF HOLME THIS MRNG +BLACK-THROATED DIVER, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 2 RED-THROATED DIVERS, SLAVONIAN GREBE & 85 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH

 

Sunday 9th January 2011
A good day at the Observatory, highlights today were 9 Eider, 7 Long-tailed Ducks, 5 Common Scoter, 3 Velvet Scoter, 1 Goldeneye, 19 Red-breasted Mergansers, 27 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 3 Great Northern Divers, 18 Fulmars, 17 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked and 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Marsh Harriers, 1 Hen Harrier, 2 Common Buzzards, 1 Peregrine, 2 Spotted Redshanks in Thornham Harbour, 2 Waxwings flying over, 124 Fieldfares, 2 Stonechats, and 120 Snow Buntings.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER 14:05 BRANCASTER W/PAST BEACH ROAD
*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE
*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 14:00 CLEY E/OF EAST BANK
*2 AD ROSS'S GEESE BURNHAM NORTON AT W/END OF MARSHES
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SEA PALLING FLEW NW/ALONG DUNES
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 15:50 HOLKHAM W/OF PINES ON POST SHOWING WELL & 4 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD OVER FELBRIGG HALL NT 11:30
*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WARHAM GREENS NW/OF CENTRAL TRACK MID MRNG
*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THORPE MARSHES OVER HADDISCOE 10:50
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CLEY FLEW W/OVER WEST BANK 08:30
*JUV ICELAND GULL MID A/NOON BRANCASTER STAITHE IN CHANNEL
*9 SHORELARKS TITCHWELL RSPB 400YDS E/OF BOARDWALK S/OF DUNES MID A/NOON
*SHORELARK HOLKHAM GAP
*LAPLAND BUNTING BREYDON WATER AT SOUTH WALL
*13 WAXWINGS JUST N/OF SWAFFHAM ON WEST ACRE ROAD BY A47 BRIDGE
*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHAMRSH 11:00
*30 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH BY C/PK
*3 GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS OFF HOLME DUNES 09:20-10:50 +BLACK-THROATED DIVER, RED-NECKED GREBE & 9 LONG-TAILED DUCKS
*REDHEAD SMEW ORMESBY BROAD

*PURPLE SANDPIPER SHERINGHAM ON BEACH

 

Saturday 8th January 2011
Highlights today at Holme NOA were 1 Long-tailed Duck, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Fulmars, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Peregrine, 1 Woodcock, 80 Fieldfares and 3 Redwings.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER BRANCASTER STAITHE FLEW W/PAST GOLF COURSE TOWARDS TITCHWELL RSPB 15:35
*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE AT N/END 14:05 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE
*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT JUST E/OF EAST BANK FROM WALSEY HILLS NOA C/PK
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 10:35
*1w ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM PINES IN TREES AT W/END 09:40
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW WIGHTON AND CRABBE CASTLE FARM S/OF MINOR ROAD 11:07
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 1/2ML S/OF SEA PALLING FLEW N/OVER HICKLING LANE 13:40
*JUV ICELAND GULL TITCHWELL RSPB FLEW E/OVER BOARDWALK C13:25+3 WATER PIPIT, 25 TWITE, RED-NECKED GREBE, 7 VELVET SCOTER & SCAUP
*BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT COURSE WITH BRENT GEESE
*c100 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BTW BUCKENHAM CARRS AND RAILWAY LINE 2/3 MILE SE/OF STATION 14:25 TG.360.053
*2 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE STIFFKEY IN FIELD JUST W/OF STIFFKEY FEN WITH 5,000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE TIL 09:07 THEN FLEW E/.
*9 SHORE LARK TITCHWELL RSPB E/OF BOARDWALK THIS A/NOON
*3 SHORE LARK HOLKHAM GAP 1KM E/OF GAP NEAR YELLOW CRATE+20 SNOW BUNTING
*4 REDHEAD SMEW WIGGENHALL ST.GERMANS IN RELIEF CHANNEL
*17 WAXWING SWAFFHAM ON NARFORD ROAD BY A47 BRIDGE
*12 WAXWING NORWICH ON LOWER CLARENCE ROAD 09:50
*8 WAXWING NORWICH ON CARROW ROAD
*2 BLACK REDSTART CLEY NWT ON EAST BANK
*REDHEAD SMEW LYNFORD ARBORETUM+OTTER
*REDHEAD SMEW WELLS BOATING LAKE
*MEALY REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE+WHOOPER SWAN, 53 TWITE, 2 RED-NECKED GREBE, 2 SLAVONIAN GREBE & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK
*RED KITE KING'S LYNN HUNTING AT NORTH LYNN INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
*96 BEWICK'S SWAN BTW STALHAM AND HICKLING E/OF ROAD+23 WHOOPER SWAN
*RED-BREASTED GOOSE (ESC) WHITLINGHAM C.P. AT W/END OF GREAT BROAD

 

Friday 7th January 2011
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
* JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM HARBOUR JUST N/OF C/PK
*AD ROSS'S GOOSE BETWEEN SALTHOUSE & CLEY IN FIELD E/OF WALSEY HILLS NOA & S/OF A149 +6 BARNACLE GOOSE & HYBRID BARNACLE GOOSE X ROSS'S GOOSE
*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY NWT NEAR THE SERPENTINE VIEWABLE FROM EAST BANK AT 09:15

 

Thursday 6th January 2011
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB FRESHMARSH TOWARDS BRANCASTER AT 16:03
*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB TILL c11:30 THEN FLEW TOWARDS BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+c40 TAIGA BEAN GEESE & HOODED CROW
*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 09:35 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE
*AD ROSS'S GOOSE TILL 13:50 WIGHTON AT CRABBE CASTLE FARM IN FIELD WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE THEN FLEW SW/
*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 08:43 CLEY E/OF EAST BANK VIEWABLE FROM A149 NEAR WALSEY HILLS NOA ENTRANCE
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE IN TREE VIEWABLE FROM WASHINGTON HIDE AT 10:10
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WELLS AT EAST HILLS LATE A/NOON .2 ROUGH LEGGED BUZZARDS HOLKHAM LATE A/NOON*5+SHORE LARK HOLKHAM GAP AT 11:15+2 RED-NECKED GREBE, LONG-TAILED DUCK & VELVET SCOTER
*23+WAXWING NORWICH BY RAILWAY STATION AT 11:45
*BEAN GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE NEAR ENTRANCE AT 13:35+BARNACLE GOOSE WITH PINKFEET
*27 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE NEAR BEACH C/PK
*BLACK GUILLEMOT OFF CLEY DRIFTED W/AT 12:30+BLACK-THROATED DIVER
*4 SMEW 1DRK ON PINEWOODS CARAVAN PARK BOATING LAKE  .PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE IN HARBOUR
*4 LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB+3 SLAVONIAN GREBE, RED-NECKED GREBE, 2000 COMMON SCOTER OFFSHORE. WATER PIPIT ON FRESHMARSH+540 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE & FEM SCAUP .WHOOPER SWAN IN FIELD BY ACCESS ROAD
*PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE BREYDON WATER WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE
*2 HEN HARRIER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB IN ROOST+19 MARSH HARRIER, 3 BITTERN & 2 WATER PIPIT

 

Wednesday 5th January 2011
Highlights today were 6 Eider, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 3 Marsh Harriers, 2 Common Buzzards, a Woodcock, 15 Fieldfares, and 5 Redwings.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB 500YDS W/OF BOARDWALK ON THORNHAM MARSH BY EDGE OF DUNES AT 12:45
*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE VIEWABLE FROM 2nd GATE BY RIVER YARE ACCESS FROM CANTLEY
*AD ROSS'S GOOSE CLEY NWT +7 BARNACLE GEESE
*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON CLEY E/OF EAST BANK VIEWABLE FROM A149 NEAR WALSEY HILLS NOA ENTRANCE MID MRNG
*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS HARBOUR AT 09:30 WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE+3+ PALE-BELLIED BRENT GEESE
*1w CASPIAN GULL NORWICH WATERWORKS BY WATERWORKS ROAD LATE A/NOON
*MALE HEN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB+MEALY REDPOLL & 25 TWITE . 3 WAXWINGS OVER W/. WHOOPER SWAN IN FIELD BY ACCESS ROAD
*19 SNOW BUNTING E/OF SALTHOUSE 600YDS E/OF GRAMBOROUGH HILL AT 09:10

 

Tuesday 4th January 2011

Highlights today were 20 Eider, 3 Goldeneye, 1 Red-throated Diver, and 1 Fulmar on the sea, 4 Marsh Harriers hunting, 2 Sparrowhawks and 1 Kestrel, 1 Woodcock, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Bearded Tits, 75 Fieldfares, 15 Redwings, a Stonechat, and 25 Redpolls were also seen. The Northern Harrier flew past close over the grazing marsh at midday.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER 15:35 THORNHAM N/OF STAITHE ROAD

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB FROM SCHOOL LANE WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 10:15 CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK VIEWABLE FROM A149 E/OF WALSEY HILLS

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM FROM WASHINGTON HIDE 12:05 & 2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS JUST W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE TILL 15:50 THEN FLEW BEHIND PINES

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE WIGHTON AT CRABBE CASTLE FARM 14:50 THEN FLEW NORTH

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 10:05

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD NW/OVER THORPE MARSHES 14:10

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE THURSFORD IN NE/CORNER OF THURSFORD WOOD N.R 13:30

*LAPLAND BUNTING W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 08:30 +WHOOPER SWAN & 2,000 COMMON SCOTER. 50 SNOW BUNTINGS OVER OLD HUNSTANTON EARLY AM

*6 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP & 8 SNOW BUNTINGS

*SPOONBILL BTW CLEY & SALTHOUSE

*AD BLACK BRANT SALTHOUSE W/OF IRON ROAD N/OF A149 09:55

*REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON BOATING LAKE 11:30 & REDHEAD GOOSANDER

*REDHEAD SMEW CLEY NWT OFF WEST BANK NEAR NORTH DRAIN

 

Monday 3rd January 2011

Highlights today were 1800 Pink-feet, 20 White-fronted Geese, 15 Barnacle Geese, and 250 Brents. On the sea 2 Common and 2 Velvet Scoter, 2 Red-throated Divers, 6 Fulmars and a Red-necked Grebe were seen. 26 Long-tailed Ducks were on the sea between the Golf Course and the Observatory. A juvenile Iceland Gull was on the beach at 10.30 and then flew off west. 3 Woodcocks were around the reserve, a single Waxwing was in trees south of the toilet block, 60 Fieldfares, 4 Song Thrushes, 2 Redwings and a Mistle Thrush were on the reserve, 23 Redpolls landed briefly in the silver birch in front of the Richardson Hide, 45 Snow Buntings were on the beach and a single Lapland Bunting flew over west calling. The Northern Harrier was seen from Thornham Bank early evening.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER THORNHAM N/OF STAITHES ROAD 15:00

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE THIS A/NOON CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB FROM SCHOOL LANE WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 10:57 CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK IN WIGEON FLOCK +2 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE & ESC ROSS'S GOOSE

*2+ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS (AD & 1+JUV) HOLKHAM AT W/END OF PINES LATE MRNG

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 1ML E/OF HORNING BY RIVER ANT. FROM A1062 LUDHAM BRIDGE TAKE PATH NW/ALONG N/SIDE OF RIVER FOR 1ML THEN 200YDS W/OF NEAVE'S MILL

*JUV ICELAND GULL HOLME ON BEACH 10:30 THEN FLEW W/TWDS HUNSTANTON +45 SNOW BUNTINGS, 35 BARNACLE GEESE, 20 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE & 7 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF GORE POINT

*9 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS BREYDON WATER BY SOUTH WALL

*30 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON LOWER CLARENCE ROAD BY MARLBOROUGH HOTEL

*29 WAXWINGS NORWICH BTW RAILWAY STATION & SORTING OFFICE

*17 WAXWINGS BTW WEYBOURNE & KELLING BY A149 AT MUCKLEBURGH COLLECTION

*7 WAXWINGS ATTLEBOROUGH AT GREAT ELLINGHAM SCHOOL 12:00

*AD BLACK BRANT SALTHOUSE N/OF A149 E/OF IRON ROAD

*2 DRK SMEW BARTON BROAD

*2 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON ABRAHAM'S BOSOM

*WHOOPER SWAN TITCHWELL RSPB BY ENTRANCE TRACK

 

Sunday 2nd January 2011

Highlights today were 3 Marsh Harriers and 2 Common Buzzards, 7 Waxwings east, 79 Fieldfares, 3 Song Thrushes, 2 Redwings and a Mistle Thrush around the reserve, and a single Rock Pipit over west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER TILL DUSK THORNHAM THEN FLEW EAST

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 11:55 BTW CANTLEY RSPB & BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS (AD+JUV) HOLKHAM

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WELLS JUST W/OF BEACH ROAD 14:25

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES 09:30

*JUV ICELAND GULL 15:20 BURNHAM NORTON FLEW N/TWDS SCOLT HEAD ISLAND

*18 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BELTON MARSHES

*4 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE WELNEY WWT

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE W/OVER CLEY & 8 WAXWINGS AT HILLTOP 13:30

*9 SHORELARKS JUST E/OF HOLKHAM GAP

*9 SHORELARKS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BRACKISH MARSH

*9 COMMON CRANES HICKLING FLEW N/OVER STUBB MILL VIEWPOINT

*AD BLACK BRANT CLEY NWT BY EAST BANK

*30 MEALY REDPOLLS NORWICH ON LOWER CLARENCE ROAD BTW TRAIN STATION & SORTING OFFICE

*3+MEALY REDPOLLS RANWORTH BROAD AT START OF BOARDWALK

*2 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON ABRAHAM'S BOSOM

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

 

Saturday 1st January 2011

On the sea 14 Eider, a drake Long-tailed Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar and 2 Great Crested Grebes were of note, a Woodcock was flushed, 100 Fieldfares were feeding on the buckthorn around the reserve and car park, and 80 Snow Buntings were on the beach west of Gore Point. A single Waxwing was in the corsican pines along the main bank just before midday.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE NORTHERN HARRIER 16:00 BRANCASTER STAITHE THEN FLEW OVER SCOLT HEAD ISLAND

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 15:00 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB AT E/END+107 TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH E/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE AT 09:08+COMMON BUZZARD

*7 SHORE LARK WELLS BY BEACH HUTS AT 15:30

*MALE LADY AMHERST'S PHEASANT WEST RUDHAM NEAR HOUGHTON HALL ON LIME KILN LANE 100YDS FROM JUNCTION WITH MILL LANE AT 13:00 TF797278

*BLACK GUILLEMOT N/PAST WINTERTON AT !2:30

*80+SNOW BUNTING HOLME ON BEACH W/OF GORE POINT

*20+LONG-TAILED DUCK HOLME OFF GORE POINT .LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF HUNSTANTON CLIFFS

*WAXWING HOLME NOA BY THE OBS AT 12:05

*15 BARNACLE GOOSE HOLME NOA ON MARSH E/OF OBS AT 12:45

*2 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON ABRAHAMS BOSOM AT 13:00

*2 REDHEAD SMEW ROLLESBY BROAD FROM C/PK BY ROAD AD MIDDAY

*SMEW LYNFORD ARBORETUM AT E/END OF LAKE

*216 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB

*HOODED CROW BRANCASTER STAITHE IN HARBOUR LATE A/NOON

*REDHEAD SMEW RANWORTH BROAD

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