Monday 31st December 2012
A blustery wet day, produced little of note, with seawatching only producing a single Eider on the sea. The highlight on the reserve was a Woodcock flushed early morning in the Heligoland trap, which was subsequently caught and ringed.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT WHITE EGRET HADDISCOE MARSHES IN NW/CORNER VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST
*RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK THIS MRNG
*UNCON RPT AD BLACK BRANT HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANNS DRIVE
*UNCON RPT BLACK BRANT BURNHAM NORTON NEAR C/PK 15:00
*UNCON RPT LITTLE AUK CLEY PAST BEACH C/PK EARLY MRNG +BLACK GUILLEMOT & BONXIE
*21 WAXWINGS 1ML E/OF BURNHAM DEEPDALE N/OF A149 ALONG NURSERY LANE IN 2nd TREE 13:15 TF.809.446

Sunday 30th December 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON W/OF BAWBURGH NEAR PRIVATE TRACK
*GREAT WHITE EGRET CHEDGRAVE MARSHES NW/OF CARAVAN WITH GREEN STRIPE 14:05 BUT MOBILE
*GREAT WHITE EGRET HICKLING BROAD BY MAIN PATH TO WHITE SLEA HOUSE 12:00 TG.428.217
*GREAT WHITE EGRET HADDISCOE MARSHES 11:50
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES AT WAVENEY FOREST VIEWABLE FROM MOUND
*AD RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK 12:05 & SACRED IBIS
*2w CASPIAN GULL EDGEFIELD TIP & 1w YELLOW-LEGGED GULL
*62 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY RSPB
*9 FEM VELVET SCOTERS OFF WAXHAM 13:00
*5 WAXWINGS THETFORD ON BRUNEL WAY BY FOOTBRIDGE OVER RAILWAY THIS MRNG
*3 WAXWINGS BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB AT STATION C/PK 10:10

Saturday 29th December 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT WHITE EGRET CHEDGRAVE MARSHES IN DYKE E/OF GREEN-STRIPED CARAVAN AND VIEWED FROM MOUND IN WAVENEY FOREST THIS A/NOON
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST 13:15
*BLACK BRANT HOLKHAM NEAR A149 JUST E/OF LADY ANNS DRIVE
*AD RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE (FORM HUTCHINSII) SALTHOUSE IN FIELD S/OF GRAMBOROUGH HILL WITH 50 CANADA GEESE
*8 WAXWING NORWICH A146 ALONG DRIVE TO HIGHWAY NURSERY NR14 7PW
*AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL TITCHWELL RSPB FROM ISLAND HIDE THIS A/NOON +FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON THE RESERVE
*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +3 SPOTTED REDSHANK + WAXWING IN C/PK
*BITTERN LYNFORD GP OVER CONSERVATION LAKE

Friday 28th December 2012
Highlights today were 5 Eiders, a Long-tailed Duck east, 150 Common Scoters, a Great Crested Grebe, a Green Woodpecker and 10 Fieldfares.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*AD DRK AMERICAN WIGEON BAWBURGH S/OF RIVER YARE IN FLOODED FIELD MID A/NOON.VIEWABLE FROM LAYBY BETWEEN BAWBURGH & MARLINGFORD TG149094
*GREAT WHITE EGRET CHEDGRAVE MARSHES IN NW/CORNER BY REEDHAM CHURCH AT 15:00
*GREAT WHITE EGRET HADDISCOE ISLAND. FROM ST.OLAVES BOATYARD TAKE FOOTPATH TOWARDS TOFT MONKS MILL & VIEW NW/
*AD RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE (form hutchinsii) 11:35 KELLING WATER MEADOWS IN FIELD NEAR TRACK TO BEACH
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES AT 14:00
*AD BLACK BRANT 14:15 HOLKHAM NNR ON FRESHMASH E/OF LADY ANNS DRIVE NEAR A149 WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE cTF893440
*35+WAXWING THETFORD TILL 13:30 BY A11/A134 ROUNDABOUT TO 13:30 THEN FLEW WEST ALONG A13
*8 COMMON CRANE HORSEY W/OF B1159 1/2ML S/OF HORSEY MILL AT 15:00
*BITTERN HOLKHAM NNR FROM WASHINGTON HIDE AT 15:00
*3 SHORT-EARED OWL BREYDON WATER EARLY EVNG+167 MED GULL

Thursday 27th December 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT WHITE EGRET 13:40 HADDISCOE ISLAND BUT DISTANT. FROM ST.OLAVES BOATYARD TAKE FOOTPATH TO TOFT MONKS MILL TO VIEW
*AD RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE (FORM HUTCHINSII) 13:35 KELLING WATER MEADOWS IN FIELD E/OF MAIN TRACK NEAR BEACH
*BLACK BRANT HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR E/OF N/END OF LADY ANNS DRIVE WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE
*AD BLACK BRANT BETWEEN CLEY & SALTHOUSE, MIDWAY BETWEEN DUN COW PUB & EAST BANK WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE
*60 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+HEN HARRIER & 3 SHORT-EARED OWL
*38 WAXWING THETFORD BY A11/A134 ROUNDABOUT AT 08:45 TL864849
*7 WAXWING BRUNDALL ON BRIGHAM CLOSE
*7 WAXWING BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB IN C/PK
*5 WAXWING BURNHAM OVERY IN TREES c500YDS ALONG THE ROAD TO BURNHAM MARKET AT 14:30
*9 VELVET SCOTER OFF WAXHAM
*7 SNOW BUNTING BREYDON WATER AT E/END OF SOUTH WALL BETWEEN JETTY & BRIDGE TILL 09:30 THEN FLEW W/ cTG512080
*4+SHORT-EARED OWL HALVERGATE MARSHES

Wednesday 26th December 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*AD DRK AMERICAN WIGEON W/OF NORWICH BETWEEN BAWBURGH & MARLINGFORD IN FLOODED FIELD BY RIVER YARE
*20 WAXWING THETFORD BY A11/A134 ROUNDABOUT
*4 WAXWING STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB ALONG MAIN TRACK TWDS RIVER THEN FLEW EAST
*RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE BTWN KELLING WATER MEADOWS AND GRANBOROUGH HILL (PROB HUTCHINSII THO PERHAPS A TOUCH LARGE?) 12:45 +BRENT GOOSE, CANADA GOOSE
*7 SNOW BUNTING BREYDON WATER ON SOUTH WALL NEAR JETTY 10:05

Tuesday 25th December 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*AD RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE KELLING WATER MEADOWS
*36 WAXWINGS THETFORD ON HOWLETT WAY
*21 WAXWINGS BOWTHORPE NEAR MARDLE STREET

Monday 24th December 2012
A single Waxwing was near the heli trap and a passage of Lapwings took place with over 500 counted going through west.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*AD DRK AMERICAN WIGEON W/OF NORWICH BETWEEN BAWBURGH & MARLINGFORD IN FLOODED FIELD BY RIVER YARE
*c40 WAXWING BOWTHORPE NEAR MARDLE STREET BUT MOBILE
*c)25 WAXWING THORPE ST ANDREW BY LAKESIDE OFFICES UNTIL 16:00
*1 WAXWING HOLME NOA
*2 HEN HARRIER (MALE + RINGTAIL) ROOSTED AT TITCHWELL RSPB

Sunday 23rd December 2012
A windy day but dry with some sunshine, the reserve was very quiet. On the sea were 40 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 5 Kittiwakes and a single Snow bunting over west.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON BAWBURGH ON RIVER YARE BTWN BAWBURGH/MARLINGFORD: NB TRACK IS PRIVATE
*RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE KELLING WITH CANADA GEESE THIS MRNG
*RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE SALTHOUSE JUST N/OF THE DUCK POND. VIEWABLE FROM A148 OR PATH TO LITTLE WITH C)50 CANADA GEESE
*SACRED IBIS (OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN) CLEY MARSHES NWT E/OF EAST BANK
*GREAT WHITE EGRET HADDISCOE MARSHES ON HADDISCOE ISLAND EARLY A/NOON. VIEW NW/FROM FOOTPATH TO TOFTS MONKS MILL
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES W/OF SEVEN MILE HOUSE VIEWABLE NW/FROM WAVENEY FOREST
*BLACK BRANT CLEY MARSHES NWT IN EYE FIELD + c)900 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE, 1 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE
*IMM GLAUCOUS GULL (PROB 2W) KINGS LYNN DOCKS 14:35
*40 WAXWING NORWICH ON A1074 AT BAWBURGH LANE TRAFFIC LIGHTS
*c)60 WAXWING BOWTHORPE NEAR MARDLE ST MID-MRNG
*50 SNOW BUNTING CAISTER-ON-SEA AT END OF SECOND AVE
*2 WATER PIPIT CANTLEY BEET FACTORY

Saturday 22nd December 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*AD ROSS'S GOOSE CLEY NWT TILL 08:10 THEN FLEW TWDS BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH WITH 800 PINKFEET
*AD RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE 14:15 KELLING QUAGS WITH BRENTS & CANADA GEESE
*33 WAXWINGS BOWTHORPE BTW TOLLGATE WAY & MARDLE STREET LATE MRNG
*7 WAXWINGS ACLE BY TRAVELODGE

Friday 21st December 2012
A cold grey day, seawatching produced 3 Pintail, 120 Common Scoters, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Fulmar, and 5 Kittiwakes. 60+ Snow Buntings were on the beach and a large mixed flock of @300 Linnets and Goldfinches was also noted.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*AD ROSS'S GOOSE E/OF CLEY N/OF WALSEY HILLS NOA THEN FLEW W/WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE & 6 BARNACLE GEESE
*AD RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE (form hutchinsii) MIDDAY KELLING QUAGS N/OF CROSSTRACK TO BEACH WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE & CANADA GEESE
*7+WAXWING ACLE NEAR A47 ROUNDABOUT AT 13:20
*2+WAXWING THETFORD BY R&P DISTRIBUTION AT 7 RUTHERFORD WAY AT 07:45
*15+WAXWING NORWICH BY REEPHAM ROAD/A140 ROUNDABOUT AT 11:40
*8 COMMON CRANE HORSEY
*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB ON PATSYS REEDBED TILL MID MRNG+FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD .3 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFFSHORE. 5 SPOTTED REDSHANK ON VOLUNTEER MARSH, YELLOW-LEGGED GULL ON FRESHMARSH+1W MED GULL. CORN BUNTING OVER
*5 VELVET SCOTER OFF WAXHAM
*40+SNOW BUNTING BURNHAM OVERY DUNES ON BEACH OFF END OF BOARDWALK BUT MOBILE
*60+SNOW BUNTING HOLME ON BEACH AT END OF TRACK FROM BEACH ROAD BUT MOBILE
*2 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK AT 13:30

Thursday 20th December 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*2 BITTERN CLEY NWT 1 BY NEW DRAIN W/OF N/END OF EAST BANK & 1 OVER REEDBED JUST S/OF BISHOPS HIDE
*REDHEAD SMEW WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBSERVATORY AT 12:55
*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB

Wednesday 19th December 2012
Highlights today were 800 Pink-feet, 85 Brent Geese, 700 Common Scoters, 4 Goldeneye, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Little Egret, and 2 Marsh Harriers. 60+ Snow Buntings and a Short-eared Owl were at the end of Beach Rd.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*12 WAXWING LONG STRATTON AT CHEQUERS ROAD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE ON WELLESLEY ROAD
*7 WAXWING SCULTHORPE SEVICES . 4 WAXWINGS COLKIRK BY B1146
*40 TWITE RPTD TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH W/OF VIEWING PLATFORM THIS MRNG
*MALE HEN HARRIER REYDON AT SMERE MARSHES
*VELVET SCOTER OFF SHERINGHAM AT 13:30

Tuesday 18th December 2012
Highlights today included the group of five Waxwings again around the observatory area, and a Bittern seen early morning at Redwell Marsh. On the sea, birds of note included a Slavonian Grebe,15 Red-throated Divers, Red-breasted Merganser and two Fulmar.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*43 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB
*BITTERN HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH & 5 WAXWINGS BY OBS
*2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +SCAUP & 6 SPOTTED REDSHANKS
*4 HEN HARRIERS TITCHWELL RSPB IN ROOST
*17 WAXWINGS HARLESTON OFF MENDHAM LANE BY ALLOTMENTS 15:30
*14 WAXWINGS LONG STRATTON BY ENTRANCE TO CHEQUERS ROAD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE 14:20

Monday 17th December 2012
The Waxwing flock increased from the two birds that had been present all last week near the observatory , to at least five. Two Bitterns were seen, one in flight along the edge of the broadwater with the second further out on the grazing marsh. Seawatching today produced counts of 200 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated Divers, 5 Great-crested Grebes, 6 Guillemot and one Razorbill.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES +3 SHORT-EARED OWLS & RUDDY SHELDUCK
*57 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB
*UNCON RPT 4 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE FLITCHAM AT ABBEY FARM 12:30
*BITTERN HOLME NOA ON THE BROADWATER +BITTERN ON GRAZING MARSH & 4 WAXWINGS BY NOA OBS
*8 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, RED-NECKED GREBE, SLAVONIAN GREBE & FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD
*3 BITTERNS STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB
*15 WAXWINGS E/OVER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB 15:45 & WATER PIPIT
*4 WAXWINGS TITCHWELL RSPB BY C/PK 08:30
*3 WAXWINGS CLEY W/OF WARDENS HOUSE IN GARDEN
*2 WAXWINGS LONG STRATTON BY ENTRANCE TO CHEQUERS ROAD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

Sunday 16th December 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND VIEWABLE FROM WAVENEY FOREST THIS A/NOON & 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS
*36 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB 11:30
*SHORELARK BLAKENEY POINT FLEW OVER THE MARRAMS THIS MRNG & RED-NECKED GREBE OFFSHORE E/OF THE HOOD
*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF WINTERTON N/OF C/PK 14:30
*5 WAXWINGS JUST S/OF HEACHAM BY A149

Saturday 15th December 2012
Highlights today were 187 Brent Geese, 150 Common Scoters, 8 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver east, 2 Fulmars, and 18 Auk sp. on the sea, a Barn Owl hunting at the west end of the grazing marshes, and 2 Waxwings were around the reserve for much of the day.


Friday 14th December 2012
NORFOLK FERRUGINOUS DUCK WELNEY WWT THIS MRNG + COMMON CRANE, WAXWING
NORFOLK NO SIGN OF POSS BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER AT NARBOROUGH MILL

Thursday 13th December 2012
A clear sunny day but cold and crisp, highlights were 2 Waxwings hanging around the Observatory for much of the day, and 20 Snow Buntings and a Peregrine along the beach.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM CP ON GREAT BROAD NEAR SOUTH SHORE+COMMON SCOTER
*PROB BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER NARBOROUGH AT NAR MILLHOUSE
*7 WAXWING CLEY IN GARDEN BRIEFLY MID MRNG+SACRED IBIS ON WHITWELL SCRAPE MID A/NOON
*2 WAXWING HOLME NOA+20 SNOW BUNTING
*19 SNOW BUNTING BURNHAM OVERY DUNES ON BEACH AT BY END OF PATH THRU DUNES AT 13:00
*BITTERN COLNEY GPS ON LONG PIT BUT ELUSIVE

Wednesday 12th December 2012
Two Waxwings were on the Observatory reserve.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*POSS GLAUCOUS GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH
*65 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+SHORT-EARED OWL
*WAXWING THORPE ST.ANDREW SE/OVER GRIFFON LANE EARLY MRNG
*4 WAXWING WELNEY WWT BY C/PK THIS MRNG
*11 WAXWING OVER TITCHWELL RSPB THIS MRNG+14 BEWICK'S SWAN
*4 COMMON CRANE HICKLING BROAD NWT AT STUBB MIIL+MALE HEN HARRIER, 40+MARSH HARRIER & SHORT-EARED OWL AT DUSK
*1+SCAUP CLEY NWT+7 WHOOPER SWAN
*27 SNOW BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH
*WATER PIPIT STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB
*VELVET SCOTER SEA PALLING

Tuesday 11th December 2012
Birds of note today included two Waxwings that spent the day feeding on berries along the edge of the broadwater, and several thousand Pink-feet on the grazing marsh. A female Blackcap was around the trapping area, and at least one Water Rail was calling along the edge of the broadwater.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*AD RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH 13:30
*AD RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE CLEY NWT JUST E/OF EAST BANK 08:00 WITH CANADA GEESE & BRENTS
*NO SIGN RING-NECKED DUCK WHITLINGHAM C.P BUT FEM COMMON SCOTER
*32 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB
*LITTLE AUK OFF CLEY DRIFTING W/PAST COASTGAURDS 10:05
*WATER PIPIT STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB
*20 WAXWINGS NEW COSTESSEY AT THE RANGE ON LONGWATER BUSINESS PARK
*15 WAXWINGS NORWICH BY LAKESIDE 400 OFFICES 15:10 THEN FLEW OFF
*11 WAXWINGS SWANNINGTON ON KETTS LANE IN GARDENS NEAR SMALL BRIDGE
*6 WAXWINGS THORPE AT NORTH END 14:50 THEN FLEW SOUTH. 4 WAXWINGS WELNEY WWT BY VIS'CTR
*3 WAXWINGS NORWICH BY HOMEBASE AT HALL ROAD / SANDY LANE JUNCTION
*2 WAXWINGS WIVETON NEAR TELEPHONE EXCHANGE 08:00 BUT MOBILE
*2 WAXWINGS HOLME NWT

Monday 10th December 2012
Very much the highlight today was the noisy arrival of an estimated 15,000+ Pink-feet onto the grazing marsh mid morning. On the sea nine Little Gull and 10 Auk sp were the only birds recorded of note.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK WHITLINGHAM GREAT BROAD E/OF ISLAND
*UNCON RPT AD WHITE-TAILED EAGLE TERRINGTON ST.JOHN BY MILL LANE N/OF A47 THEN FLEW WEST3 HEN HARRIERS TITCHWELL RSPB IN ROOST & 15 WAXWINGS BY ACCESS ROAD 14:30
*12 WAXWINGS NORWICH AIRPORT IN C/PK 10:50

Sunday 9th December 2012
There was plenty of activity on the sea today with 9 Teal, 31 Red-throated Divers, 16 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Fulmar, 19 Kittiwakes, 1 Little Gull, 3 Guillemots, 5 Razorbills and 130 Auk species flying west all in just 30 minutes. 12 Waxwings were also seen flying over the Golf Course and at least 3 Twite were on the beach.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON BTW BAWBURGH & MARLINGFORD ON FLOODS BY RIVER YARE VIEWABLE FROM FARM TRACK
*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK WHITLINGHAM GREAT BROAD E/OF ISLAND
*LITTLE AUK PAST WINTERTON EARLY MRNG
*5 LITTLE GULLS W/PAST TITCHWELL RSPB +VELVET SCOTER, RED-CRESTED POCHARD & WAXWING
*COMMON SCOTER WHITLINGHAM GREAT BROAD AT E/END
*LITTLE GULL OFF HOLME +3 TWITE & 12 WAXWINGS OVER GOLF COURSE
*30 WAXWINGS W/OVER OLD CATTON 16:50
*27 WAXWINGS W/OF NORWICH N/OF A47 AT LONGWATER RETAIL PARK AT THE RANGE 09:30
*9 WAXWINGS SURLINGHAM ON MILL ROAD
*8 WAXWINGS GRIMSTON HEATH
*7 WAXWINGS SURLINGHAM CHURCH MARSH RSPB
Saturday 8th December 2012
Two Waxwings were in the pines between the Observatory and the NWT visitors centre. Also of note were 2 Redpolls over calling and a Woodcock flushed on the reserve.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*31 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB THIS A/NOON
*c)15 MARSH HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB 3+ HEN HARRIER, 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 2 LITTLE GULL, 5 AVOCET
*SOOTY SHEARWATER CLEY NWT E/PAST COASTGUARDS
*AD GLAUCOUS GULL E/ALONG BEACH PAST SHERINGHAM GOLF COURSE LATE MRNG
*6 WAXWING HOLME DUNES NWT IN PINES
*14 WAXWING FAKENHAM S/OVER NORTH PARK THIS A/NOON
*35 WAXWING NORWICH AT LONGWATER BUSINESS PARK IN C/PK OF THE RANGE NR5 0JT
*31+ WAXWING NEW COSTESSEY AT THE RANGE, LONGWATER BUSINESS PARK
*10 VELVET SCOTER WAXHAM OFFSHORE
*70 SNOW BUNTING CLEY-NEXT-THE-SEA FLEW W/ LATE MRNG
*25 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE

Friday 7th December 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*3 WAXWING SURLINGHAM ON MILL ROAD THIS MRNG

Thursday 6th December 2012
A bitterly cold day, there was plenty of activity on the sea with 25 Common Scoters, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 10 Red-throated Divers, 2 Black-throated Divers, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 68 Lapwings west offshore, 37 Kittiwakes, 6 Little Gulls, 4 Guillemots, 2 Razorbills and 75 Auk sp. Also of note were a Common Buzzard and 6 Fieldfares on the buckthorn opposite the car park.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*ROSS'S GOOSE BERNEY MARSHES EARLY MRNG WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE THEN FLEW TOWARDS FRITTON
*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HADDISCOE ISLAND IN NW/CORNER WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE
*65 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+WATER PIPIT
*6 WAXWING TERRINGTON MARSH
*18 WAXWING 11:00 SNETTISHAM RSPB NEAR LAGOONS
*20 WAXWING SWAFFHAM
*4 WAXWINGS OVERSTRAND
*6 COMMON CRANE (4AD) 10:10 WAXHAM AT BROGRAVE FARM
*VELVET SCOTER CLEY OFF BEACH C/PK AT 12:30
*12 SNOW BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH+11 VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE
*SNOW BUNTING HOLME NWT
*120 BEWICK'S SWAN STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

Wednesday 5th December 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BETWEEN MORSTON & LANGHAM NW/OVER MINOR ROAD AT 12:40
*AD RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE (FOR HUTCHINSII) CLEY NWT IN FIELD BETWEEN ARNOLDS MARSH & SEA POOL
*50 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB AT MIDDAY
*POMARINE SKUA E/PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK+BLACK-THROATED DIVER W/
*3 WAXWING THORPE ST.ANDREW TILL 08:55 BEHIND BANNATYNES HEALTH CLUB THEN FLEW N/
*2 WAXWING TITCHWELL RSPB IN C/PK BRIEFLY+3 SPOTTED REDSHANK ON VOLUNTEER MARSH
*WAXWING OVERSTRAND ON PAULS LANE

Tuesday 4th December 2012
Highlights today included a solitary Waxwing that spent 10 minutes resting in a tree top by the broadwater, a drake Goosander again flying over, two Peregrines (female and young male) that give an impressive ariel display above the obs building and two Long-tailed Duck on the sea. The appearance of the sun also bought with it a single Common Darter.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE CLEY E/OF ARNOLD'S MARSH
*POMARINE SKUA N/PAST HOPTON LATE MRNG
*5 HEN HARRIERS WARHAM GREENS 15:45 & MERLIN
*2 HEN HARRIERS TITCHWELL RSPB THIS EVNG +15 MARSH HARRIERS & 4 SPOTTED REDSHANKS
*35 WAXWINGS ROCKLAND ST.MARY BY CHURCH C/PK
*30 WAXWINGS TAVERHAM AT FAKENHAM ROAD / BALDRIC ROAD JUNCTION
*30 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON IVY ROAD 08:45 BRIEFLY
*10 WAXWINGS LITTLE THORNAGE AT S/END 08:30
*3 WAXWINGS TITCHWELL RSPB
*WAXWING HOLME NOA & 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFFSHORE

Monday 3rd December 2012
Seawatching today produced 3 Long-tailed Duck, 3 Velvet Scoters, 10 Goldeneye, 19 Red-throated Diver, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Goosanders and 12 Snow Buntings were noted on the beach. Three Goosanders flew over the observatory early morning, and 2000+ Pink feet were present on the grazing marsh.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
NORFOLK RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE CLEY E/OF ARNOLD'S MARSH WITH PINKFEET & GREYLAGS
*7 LAPLAND BUNTINGS NW/OF WELLS IN FIELD N/OF OLD SEA WALL THIS A/NOON & SNOW BUNTING
*3 VELVET SCOTERS OFF HOLME +3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS & 12 SNOW BUNTINGS
*3 HEN HARRIERS ROYDON COMMON ROOSTED THIS EVNG & MERLIN
*LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH & 2 WAXWINGS BY ACCESS ROAD 08:30
*SNOW BUNTING HOLKHAM GAP 11:15
*45 WAXWINGS TAVERHAM AT FAKENHAM ROAD / BALDRICK ROAD JUNCTION
*40 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT DRAYTON ROAD / BALDRICK ROAD
*7 WAXWINGS KELLING ON W/SIDE BY A149
*4 WAXWINGS STALHAM AT BOTTOM OF BAKER STREET 12:00

Sunday 2nd December 2012
A cold but sunny day, seawatching produced 2 Long-tailed Ducks west, 3 Red-throated Divers, 14 Great Crested Grebes and 6 Kittiwakes. 3 Water Rails were heard from the reeds and 2 Waxwings were in the sycamore in the morning. Also of interest were 10 Fieldfares, 45 Redwings, 3 Redpoll sp, 3 Bullfinches and 4 Snow Buntings flying over.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE CLEY NWT S/OF E/END OF ARNOLDS MARSH VIEWABLE FROM WALSEY HILLS WITH OTHER GEESE - REPORTEDLY PRESENT SEVERAL WEEKS+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER
*JUV SURF SCOTER WEYBOURNE OFF COASTGUARD COTTAGES 11:30 THEN FLEW E/
*UNCON RPT PROB FERRUGINOUS DUCK RANWORTH BROAD NWT+HYBRID FERRUGINOUS DUCK & 18 WAXWING RANWORTH AT VILLAGE HALL 14:40 THEN FLEW OFF
*35+ TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB NE/OF WINDPUMP NEAR RAILWAY EARLY A/NOON
*SHORE LARK MORSTON QUAY 200YDS W/OF INFORMATION CENTRE 10:45
*18 WAXWING HOLME ON GOLF COURSE 13:50
*15 WAXWING WALPOLE HIGHWAY BY MAIN ROAD 10:05
*4 WAXWING FAKENHAM OPP MORRISONS
*3 WAXWING LETHERINGSETT BY VILLAGE HALL 13:00
*3 WAXWING THETFORD ON CROXTON ROAD N/OF UNDERPASS 11:30+WAXWING OVER MILL
*WAXWING SHERINGHAM ON HORLEY ROAD 10:10 THEN FLEW W/
*3 VELVET SCOTER OFF SEA PALLING THIS A/NOON+PURPLE SANDPIPER
*DRK VELVET SCOTER PAST OVERSTRAND THIS MRNG
*41 SNOW BUNTING CAISTER ON BEACH N/OF SECOND AVENUE
*9 SNOW BUNTING WINTERTON ON BEACH+SHORT-EARED OWL S/
*8 SNOW BUNTING HORSEY GAP AT SEAL VIEWING AREA
*6 SNOW BUNTING N/OVER HEMSBY
*3 HEN HARRIER ROYDON COMMON NWT

Saturday 1st December 2012
Highlights today were 6 Eiders, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Fulmars, 2 Great Crested Grebes, a Greenshank over west, 8 Kittiwakes, 3 Guillemots, 1 Razorbill, 2 Waxwings flying over, 10 Fieldfares and 2 Redwings.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*LITTLE AUK PAST HOLME & 2 VELVET SCOTERS
*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB
*6 SLAVONIAN GREBES OFF TITCHWELL RSPB
*2 WAXWINGS BLAKENEY ON MORSTON ROAD W/OF GARAGE
*WAXWING TITCHWELL RSPB BY C/PK TOILETS

Friday 30th November 2012

Highlights today were 2 Goldeneye west offshore, 3 Gannets, 12 Kittiwakes, 6 Waxwings over calling, 140 Redwings west ,1 Rock Pipit, 4 Redpoll sp, 3 Bullfinches, and 2 Snow Buntings over east.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*14 WAXWING S/ALONG HUNSTANTON CLIFFS AT 12:45

*2 WAXWING LONG STRATTON IN ST.MARYS ROAD

*14 WAXWING HOLT OPPOSITE THE LAWNS HOTEL THIS A/NOON

*2 WAXWING WOVER TITCHWELL RSPB AT 11:00+GREAT NORTHERN DIVER OFFSHORE. HEN HARRIER E/LATE A/NOON

*6 WAXWING OVER HOLME NOA+2 SNOW BUNTING

*LITTLE AUK PAST HUNSTANTON CLIFFS+BEWICK'S SWAN 

*VELVET SCOTER OFF SHERINGHAM WITH COMMON SCOTERS TILL c08:40 THEN FLEW W/

*41 MED GULL GREAT YARMOUTH ON NORTH BEACH

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+SHORT-EARED OWL & SLAVONIAN GREBE OFFSHORE

*40+BRAMBLING CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS

 

Thursday 29th November 2012

A flock of 20 Waxwings were along the approach road this morning.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET W/OVER CLEY NWT AT 07:25

*POMARINE SKUA PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK

*35 WAXWING OVER TITCHWELL RSPB LATE A/NOON+WAXWING ON EAST TRAIL

*4 WAXWING CLEY NWT BRIEFLY OPPOSITE VISITOR CENTRE C/PK THEN FLEW W/

*2 WAXWING LANGHAM NEAR CHURCH AT 08:10

*20 WAXWING HOLME NWT ALONG ENTRANCE TRACK

*6 COMMON CRANE HICKLING BROAD NWT AT STUBB MIIL AT DUSK+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & SHORT-EARED OWL

*7 HEN HARRIER 1 MALE WARHAM GREENS IN ROOST

*2 LITTLE AUK PAST CLEY THIS MRNG

*LITTLE AUK W/PAST KELLING HARD AT 13:45

*VELVET SCOTER PAST HEMSBY THIS MRNG

*12 SNOW BUNTING CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE

 

Wednesday 28th November 2012

Northerlies gave an exciting seawatch with 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 753 Common Scoters, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 3 Black-throated Divers, 1 Manx Shearwater, 12 Gannets, 28 Kittiwakes and 5 Guillemots.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET TITCHWELL RSPB ON SALTMARSH AT 14:00+2 WAXWING ALONG ACCESS ROAD AT 14:30

*JUV POMARINE SKUA CLEY PAST BEACH C/PK+BLACK GUILLEMOT & 2 GREAT NORTHERN DIVER+LONG-TAILED DUCK

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING W/OVER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB+3 WAXWING BEHIND TOWER HIDE AT 15:30

*2 WAXWING FAKENHAM N/OVER HIGH SCHOOL AT 09:55

*3 WAXWING NORWICH ON IVY ROAD AT 12:20

*4 LONG-TAILED DUCK PAST HOLME NOA+BLACK-THROATED DIVER & MANX SHEARWATER

*BLACK REDSTART MARTHAM AT THUNDER HILL IN PLOUGHED FIELD BY GREEN BALES

 

Tuesday 27th November 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*UNCON RPT LEACH'S PETREL PAST SHERINGHAM THIS A/NOON +JUV GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER & 4 VELVET SCOTERS

*2 LITTLE AUKS PAST CROMER THIS A/NOON

*3 WAXWINGS WIVETON VILLAGE 09:15

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER PAST CLEY THIS A/NOON +RED-NECKED GREBE, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER & LONG-TAILED DUCK

*40 SNOW BUNTINGS CAISTER AT END OF SECOND AVENUE HARBOUR +6 BLACK-NECKED GREBES, 4 GREAT NORTHERN DIVERS & EIDER

*BITTERN TITCHWELL RSPB & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*DRK SMEW HARDLEY FLOOD

 

Monday 26th November 2012

Four Waxwings were on the reserve and on the sea 3 Eiders and 4 Goldeneye were of note.

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

 GREAT WHITE EGRET TITCHWELL RSPB FLEW W/OVER MAIN PATH TWDS HOLME 14:45 & DRK GOOSANDER ON FRESHMARSH

 BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD UNDER BRIDGE BY THE BRIDGE PUB 12:20

*SHORELARK SALTHOUSE E/OF BEACH C/PK AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL 08:55

*5 FIRECRESTS WEST ACRE AT SE/END OF THE VILLAGE BY RIVER NAR FORD WITH GOLDCRESTS 13:30

*3 HEN HARRIERS THORNHAM MARSH. 2 WATER PIPITS TITCHWELL RSPB +7 LONG-TAILED DUCKS & 5 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*12 WAXWINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON EAST TRAIL EARLY A/NOON

*8 WAXWINGS SNETTISHAM JUST S/OF OLD HIDE

*7 WAXWINGS TITCHWELL RSPB BY ENTRANCE ROAD

*4 WAXWINGS HOLME NOA

*2 WAXWINGS ATTLEBOROUGH AT W/END OF CARVERS LANE

*WAXWING WIVETON BUT MOBILE

*HOUSE MARTIN WINTERTON OVER NORTH DUNES

*3 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP +32 SNOW BUNTINGS & 23 TWITE 

 

Sunday 25th November 2012

A single Waxwing was on the reserve and 8 Goldeneye flew west offshore.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HORSEY IN N/OF MERE 14:15

*10 WAXWINGS CROMER ON BARCLAY CLOSE

*7 WAXWINGS S/OVER ROYDON COMMON NWT 16:00

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB & 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

 

Saturday 24th November 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON RIVER THET UNDER ROAD BRIDGE BY BRIDGE TAVERN

*SNOW GOOSE (BLUE MORPH OF UNKNOWN ORIGIN) HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE IS BEING REPTD AS A HYBRID 

*5 WAXWING THETFORD IN WYATT WAY

*13 WAXWING FLEW S/PAST HUNMANBY GAP +5 SNOW BUNTING FLEW N/, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER OFF THE GAP 

*47 SNOW BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH+FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD PATSYS REEDBED

*SHORE LARK SALTHOUSE 1/4ML E/OF BEACH ROAD C/PK + 200YDS E/OF GRAMBOROUGH HILL

*2 WATER PIPIT CLEY NWT ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE+JACK SNIPE FLEW FROM CRICKET MARSH

*LEACH'S PETREL HORSEY GAP THIS MRNG +POMARINE SKUA

*7 LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB OFFSHORE THIS MRNG +3 SPOTTED REDSHANK ON VOLUNTEER MARSH

*40 SNOW BUNTING THORNHAM POINT THIS A/NOON

 

Friday 23rd November 2012

A group of 12 Waxwings were on the reserve briefly before flying off west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*8 LAPLAND BUNTING THORNHAM W/OF HARBOUR+HEN HARRIER & 2 TWITE

*PHALAROPE SP SHERINGHAM ON SEA+WHOOPER SWAN PAST W/

*LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF GORLESTON CLIFFS+3 SCAUP & SHAG PAST S/

*SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF CROMER OF PIER

 

Thursday 22nd November 2012

Highlights today were 5 Eiders, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Gannet, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 12 Kittiwakes and 2 Razorbills on the sea, and a Waxwing in the treetops near the toilet block by the Golf Course.

NORFOLK NEWS FORM BIRDNET

*2 GREAT WHITE EGRET HORSEY IN CATTLE FIELD BY FOOTPATH N/OF WINDMILL TILL 10:00 THEN FLEW W/

*WAXWING HOLME NEAR TOILET BLOCK AT END OF BEACH ROAD+SLAVONIAN GREBE OFFSHORE

*WAXWING W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB THIS MRNG+HEN HARRIER OVER SALTMARSH

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB THIS MRNG+2 SLAVONIAN GREBE, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 4 LONG-TAILED DUCK, SCAUP & 6 LITTLE GULL

*25 SNOW BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH

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

 

Wednesday 21st November 2012

A wet and miserable day, highlights were 10 Snow Buntings on the beach and 2 Guillemots offshore.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SHORE LARK 13:20 SALTHOUSE 1/4 E/OF BEACH C/PK AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL

*3 WAXWING NORWICH ON BARRACK STREET OPPOSITE NUFFIELD HEALTH GYM AT 07:45

*WAXWING THETFORD ON WYATT WAY AT 15:15

*SLAVONIAN GREBE BLAKENEY HARBOUR+HEN HARRIER BLAKENEY POINT

*35 SNOW BUNTING CAISTER FROM SECOND AVENUE

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+3 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 6 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFFSHORE

 

Tuesday 20th November 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

NO SIGN BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD AT MELFORD BRIDGE

*UNCON RPT LITTLE AUK OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +HAWFINCH BRIEFLY, 6 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, HEN HARRIER & SPOTTED REDSHANK

*6 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB THIS MRNG +30 SNOW BUNTINGS FLEW WEST & SPOTTED REDSHANK

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER W/PAST SALTHOUSE 13:35

 

Monday 19th November 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HORSEY N/OF MILL FROM PATH 14:45

*NO SIGN GREAT WHITE EGRET HICKLING AT STUBB MILL THIS EVNG BUT 6 COMMON CRANES, HEN HARRIER & 18+MARSH HARRIERS

*PROB ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES ON FENCEPOSTS VIEWABLE FROM WAVENEY FOREST

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HADDISCOE ISLAND WITH PINKFEET & BARNACLE GOOSE

*27 WAXWINGS THETFORD AT N/END ON EDITH CAVELL CLOSE 10:40 THEN FLEW TWDS LADIES ESTATE

*21 WAXWINGS STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB 15:20 THEN FLEW WEST

*5 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT BROADLAND BUSINESS PARK FLEW N/OVER MAKRO 08:20

*4 WAXWINGS THETFORD AT FISON WAY INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

*3 WAXWINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON EAST TRAIL THIS A/NOON

*50+SNOW BUNTINGS CAISTER BY SECOND AVENUE THIS A/NOON

*17 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB +SNOW BUNTING, 2 HEN HARRIERS & FEM RED-CRESTED POPCHARD

*20 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLKHAM GAP 12:00

*SACRED IBIS CLEY NWT 12:00

 

Sunday 18th November 2012

A clear and sunny day, some overhead migration was taking place in the morning with 3 Bearded Tits, 20 Skylarks, 1 Rock Pipit, 25 Chaffinches, 2 Bramblings, 4 Siskins, and 3 Bullfinches. 5 Snow Buntings were on the beach and a Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, and 1 Red-throated Diver were on the sea.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RICHARD'S PIPIT SHERINGHAM IN CLIFFTOP SCRUB MID A/NOON. PARK IN SHERINGHAM AT THE ESPLANADE AND WALK WEST ALONG FOOTPATH BY GOLF COURSE

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HICKLING BROAD NWT AT STUBB MILL LATE A/NOON +26 COMMON CRANE (3 JUVS), + HEN HARRIER

*NO SIGN SURF SCOTER 1.5 MLS W/OF SHERINGHAM ON SEA N/OF DEAD MAN'S WOOD

*NO SIGN OF BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON RIVER THET 

*NO SIGN OF JUV ROSE-COLOURED STARLING NORTHREPPS

*20 WAXWING HOPTON-ON-SEA IN GARDEN

*20 WAXWING WEYBOURNE ALONG BEACH RD MID A/NOON

*3 WAXWING WISSINGTON BEET FACTORY LATE MRNG

*19 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB +37 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*VELVET SCOTER TITCHWELL RSPB OFFSHORE + 4 LONG-TAILED DUCK , SNOW BUNTING, 2 SPOTTED REDSHANKS, WATER PIPIT

*5 SNOW BUNTING WEYBOURNE ON BEACH+LITTLE GULL FLEW PAST

 

Saturday 17th November 2012

Highlights today were a Shorelark at Gore Point, a Pintail, 3 Velvet Scoters and 9 Eider on the sea, 2 Little Egrets, and a Peregrine along the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV ROSE-COLOURED STARLING NORTHREPPS IN GARDENS NEAR CHURCH, SHOWING VERY WELL 15:30. PROB FOR 3RD DAY. USE VILLAGE HALL C/PK SCHOOL LANE NR27 0LG

*RICHARD'S PIPIT S/OVER SNETTISHAM RSPB 07:10

*FERRUGINOUS DUCK WELNEY WWT + MARSH HARRIER, BARN OWL

*RICHARD'S PIPIT 3/4 MLS W/OF SHERINGHAM ON GOLF COURSE. PARK IN SHERINGHAM AT THE ESPLANADE AND WALK WEST ALONG FOOTPATH BY GOLF COURSE

*JUV SURF SCOTER 1.5 MLS W/OF SHERINGHAM ON SEA N/OF DEAD MAN'S WOOD 14:35 VIEWABLE FROM CLIFFTOP PATH. PARK IN SHERINGHAM AT THE ESPLANADE AND WALK WEST ALONG FOOTPATH BY GOLF COURSE

*NO SIGN OF BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON RIVER THET 

*SHORE LARK HOLME DUNES NWT E/END OF GORE POINT+3 VELVET SCOTER

*c)12 WAXWING NORWICH AT RUPERT ST/YORK ST JNCTN 10:00

*16 WAXWING NORWICH ON CAMBRIDGE STREET

*3 WAXWING 2.5MLS SSW OF NORWICH AT HARFORD BRIDGE JUST E/OF A140 IPSWICH ROAD AT TESCO C/PK

*2 WAXWING BURNHAM OVERY IN BUSHES START OF SEA WALL

*1+ WAXWING HAWES BY HEALTH CENTRE

*WATER PIPIT CLEY ON NORTH SCRAPE +50 SNOW BUNTING ON BEACH

*74+ LITTLE GULL W/PAST CLEY LATE A/NOON +BARN OWL

*LAPLAND BUNTING S/OVER SNETTISHAM RSPB+24 SNOW BUNTING ON BEACH BY ROTARY HIDE

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER SALTHOUSE ON SEA OFF BEACH C/PK +SLAVONIAN GREBE

 

Friday 16th November 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 15:25 THETFORD ON RIVER THET BY BRIDGE PUB UNDER OLD MELFORD BRIDGE SHOWING WELL TL875825

*2 WAXWING NORWICH SE/OVER SHERBOURNE PLACE AT 10:25

*LITTLE AUK OFF CLEY COASTGUARDS MID A/NOON SHOWING WELL

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER SALTHOUSE OFF BEACH C/PK AT 13:20

*WATER PIPIT CLEY NWT FROM NORTH HIDE+75 SNOW BUNTING ON BEACH AT W/END

*100+SNOW BUNTING HOLME DUNES ON BEACH

 

Thursday 15th November 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 14:37 THETFORD ON RIVER THET BY OLD BRIDGE PUB TL875825

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 11:50 ROUGHTON E/OVER A140

*SHORE LARK HOLME DUNES IN CREEK THIS MRNG+c100 SNOW BUNTING

*LITTLE AUK CLEY W/PAST COASTGUARDS LATE MRNG

*LITTLE AUK CLEY ON SEA 100YDS E/OF COASTGUARDS C/PK AT MIDDAY

*WATER PIPIT STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB+4 SHORT-EARED OWL HADDISCOE

*50 SNOW BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER OVER SALTMARSH

 

Wednesday 14th November 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROSS'S GOOSE 11:15 HADDISCOE ISLAND WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+5 BARNACLE GOOSE & 2 SHORT-EARED OWL

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER RPTD CLEY MIDDAY IN GARDEN THEN FLEW OFF

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD RPTD 13:55 HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH ON E/SIDE OF POOL TF874448

NORFOLK 

*11 WAXWING NORWICH OVER EDWARD STREET AT 08:15

*9 WAXWING SNETTISHAM RSPB THIS A/NOON+8 SNOW BUNTING

*200 SNOW BUNTING 13:55 HOLME DUNES ON BEACH BY GOLF COURSE+5 VELVET SCOTER OFF HUNSTANTON CLIFFS

*9 WAXWING 11:42 NORWICH ON LEICESTER STREET IN YORK TAVERN BEER GARDEN

*4 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH BY ARGOS IN INDUSTRIAL ESTATE

*17+WAXWING NORWICH ON RUPERT STREET/YORK STREET

*4 SNOW BUNTING S/OVER HUNSTANTON

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF BLAKENEY POINT+HEN HARRIER 

*55 SHAG HUNSTANTON CLIFFS IN ROOST LATE A/NOON

 

Tuesday 13th November 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROSS'S GOOSE HADDISCOE ISLAND EARLY A/NOON + PINK-FOOTED GEESE, 6 BARNACLE GEESE, 2 WHITEFRONTS, 4 SHORT-EARED OWL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD RPTD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH W/OF MEALS HOUSE AT 14:57

*WAXWING WYMONDHAM SW/OF NORWICH OFF A11 AT WYMONDHAM COLLEGE JNCTN ON ROUNDABOUT 07:55

*6 WAXWING NORWICH W/OVER ST CRISPINS/CINEMA CITY 08:31

*15 WAXWING FLEW OVER ALBY HILL EARLY MRNG

*WAXWING OVER DEREHAM COUNCIL OFFICES

*JACK SNIPE TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH +AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, 2 MED GULL

*4 SHORT-EARED OWL CHEDGRAVE MARSHES LATE A/NOON

*SHORT-EARED OWL HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH E/OF LADY ANNS DRIVE AT 15:26

*100 SNOW BUNTING HOLME ON BEACH BY GOLF COURSE+SHORT-EARED OWL

*SACRED IBIS CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH

 

Monday 12th November 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE BREYDON WATER EARLY MRNG WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*GREAT WHITE EGRET BREYDON WATER FLEW S/OVER WEST END EARLY MRNG

*WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH BEHIND LIBRARY EARLY A/NOON

*SHORE LARK HOLME DUNES NWT NEAR CREEK E/OF GORE POINT AT 13:00

*5 WATER PIPIT 13:28 STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB THIS A/NOON.DIRECTIONS FROM VISITOR CENTRE

*SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB

 

Sunday 11th November 2012

Highlights today were 700+ Pink-feet, 300 Brent Geese on the shoreline, 6 Eiders, 2000+ Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 10 Gannets, 40+ Great Crested Grebes, a Merlin hunting, 40 Skylarks and a Woodlark over, 20 Blackbirds, 30 Fieldfares, 6 Redwings, 4 Rock Pipits, 4 Bramblings, 12 Siskins, 2 Bullfinches, and 70 Snow Buntings on the beach. In the sunshine a late Silver Y moth and a Peacock butterfly were also noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROSS'S GOOSE HADDISCOE ISLAND WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*BLACK BRANT (OR HYBRID?) BURNHAM OVERY N/OF A149

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON DOWNHAM AT SANTON WARREN IN CLEARING E/OF ST HELENS C/PK IN CLEARFELL BYND CHAPEL 15:00

*1w CASPIAN GULL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 15:12

*35+ WAXWING HOLME FLEW W/PAST GORE POINT

*7 WAXWING NORWICH CORNER OF YORK ST/RUPERT ST 12:28

*4 WAXWING WELLS W.OVER BURNT LANE 12:45

*5 WAXWING STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB ALONG SANDY WALL

*12+ WAXWING NORWICH AT JNCTN RUPERT STREET/YORK STREET

*3 WAXWING THETFORD AT FISON WAY IND ESTATE ON WHITE WAY 15:30

*WAXWING HEMSBY ON LONG BEACH ESTATE +SNOW BUNTING

*LAPLAND BUNTING OVER HORSEY DUNES 10:45

*7 LAPLAND BUNTING OVERHEAD BURNHAM OVERY + 3 SNOW BUNTING; GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, BONXIE OFFSHORE

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE+ROCK PIPIT 4 LONG-TAILED DCK ON SEA

*VELVET SCOTER CLEY OFF BEACH C/PK +SHORT-EARED OWL W/OVER WEST BANK

*30 SNOW BUNTING CAISTER N/OF SECOND AVENUE 13:00

*4 SHORT-EARED OWL HADDISCOE ISLAND VIEWABLE FROM WAVENEY FOREST

*2 WATER PIPIT STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE+JACK SNIPE FROM TOWER HIDE

 

Saturday 10th November 2012

Seawatching was productive today with 53 Brent Geese, 2000+ Common Scoters, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 9 Gannets, 1 Shag, 7 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Guillemots. Also of note were a Water Rail, a Marsh Harrier and a Barn Owl were hunting, a Cetti's Warbler was singing, small numbers of thrushes were brought down by this morning's rain including 40 Blackbirds, 35 Fieldfares and 20 Redwings. A Rock Pipit, 3 Bramblings, 3 Bullfinches, and 60 Snow Buntings on the beach were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON WARREN IN CLEARING E/OF ST HELENS C/PK MID MRNG

*1w TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE 1.5MLS S/OF TITCHWELL IN FIELD AT CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS

*NO SIGN OF 1w RED-BACKED SHRIKE WEYBOURNE AT DENMARK HOUSE

*17 WAXWING STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB NEAR FEN HIDE

*12 WAXWING NORWICH AT RUPERT STREET/YORK STREET JNCTN 14:30

*8 WAXWING FLEW S/ PAST SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK THIS A/NOON

*23 SNOW BUNTING CAISTER ON NORTH BEACH 250YDS N/OF 2ND AVENUE C/PK THIS A/NOON

*60 SNOW BUNTING HOLME DUNES ON BEACH

 

Friday 9th November 2012

A mild and quiet day, highlights were on the sea with 2 Eiders, 4 Goldeneyes, 8 Gannets, a Great Skua, 2 Kittiwakes and an adult Med Gull just offshore.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w RED-BACKED SHRIKE WEYBOURNE LATE A/NOON AT DENMARK HOUSE TRAPPED & RINGED. VIEW FROM SHINGLE BEACH OR BEACH C/PK. FROM A149 TAKE BEACH LANE N/TO VIEW

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NEAR SANTON DOWNHAM AT SANTON WARREN W/OF ST.HELENS C/PK AT 13:45

*WAXWING KELLING IN FRONT GARDEN OF COTTAGE ON WEYBOURNE ROAD

*8 WAXWING NORWICH ON RUPERT STREET

*2+BITTERN STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*3 WATER PIPIT STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE+JACK SNIPE FROM TOWER HIDE

*VELVET SCOTER PAST HEMSBY EARLY MRNG

*JACK SNIPE TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE

*2 HAWFINCH 14:30 LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS

 

Thursday 8th November 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HORSEY MILL IN FIELD OPPOSITE WINDMILL AT 11:30

*RICHARD'S PIPIT HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH W/OVER LADY ANNS DRIVE AT 09:45

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD FLEW UPSTREAM TOWARDS THE BRIDGE PUB AT 08:35 cTL877826

*WAXWING NORWICH OVER COLLEGE ROAD AT 11:15

*7 WAXWING NORWICH ON CAMBRIDGE STREET AT 13:26

*SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+DRK VELVET SCOTER & 10 SNOW BUNTING ON BEACH

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF SALTHOUSE AT 12:30

*1+WATER PIPIT STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE+JACK SNIPE FROM TOWER HIDE AT 11:10

 

Wednesday 7th November 2012

Highlights today were on the sea, with 157 Brent Geese, 1 Eider, 5000+ Common Scoters, 2 Velvet Scoters, 4 Goldeneye, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 13 Red-throated Divers, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 36 Gannets, 3 Guillemot and a Razorbill. Also of note were 42 Snow buntings on the beach near the Golf Course, a Merlin hunting, 4 Rock Pipits, 2 Crossbills and a single Waxwing flying over.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE N/OF HORSEY IN FIELD BY HORSEY ROAD AT 09:28 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+4+BARNACLE GOOSE

*GREAT WHITE EGRET WAXHAM OVER BROGRAVE LEVEL 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SW/OVER WELNEY WWT AT 09:45

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD TILL 07:33 ON RIVER BY BRIDGE PUB THEN FLEW SW/ALONG RIVER TL875825

*4 WAXWING LONG STRATTON ON RECTORY CLOSE THIS A/NOON

*6 WAXWING FAKENHAM W/OVER OAK STREET AT 07:48

*6 WAXWING HORSEY+10 COMMON CRANE, HEN HARRIER & 3 SNOW BUNTING

*20 WAXWING WEREHAM W/OVER NOWHERE LANE AT 07:15

*9 WAXWING TITCHWELL RSPB ON ACCESS ROAD BRIEFLY AT 10:30

*WAXWING OVER HOLME NOA+42 SNOW BUNTING ON BEACH NEAR GOLF COURSE

*VELVET SCOTER OFF HUNSTANTON CLIFFS AT 10:30+LITTLE GULL 

*VELVET SCOTER OFF WAXHAM WITH COMMON SCOTERS

*3 CASPIAN GULL 2W+2 1W ENE/OF BECCLES AT ALDEBY TIP THIS A/NOON+4+YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

*3 HEN HARRIER 1 MALE STIFFKEY CAMP SITE WOOD OVER SALTMARSH LATE A/NOON FROM A149 TAKE TAKE GREEN WAY TO C/PK AT END TO VIEW

 

Tuesday 6th November 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS 08:30

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE 11:00 WAXHAM S/OF BROGRAVE FARM WITH PINKFEET & 5 BARNACLE GEESE

*HOOPOE 1/4ML E/OF OLD HUNSTANTON FLEW N/OVER A149 TO FIELDS 15:40

*LITTLE AUK OFF SCRATBY +28 SNOW BUNTINGS & BONXIE

*10 WAXWINGS TITCHWELL RSPB IN C/PK BRIEFLY +3 WAXWINGS IN VILLAGE & SLAVONIAN GREBE OFFSHORE

*6 WAXWINGS STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB 10:00

*6 WAXWINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON EAST TRAIL & 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFFSHORE

*4 LAPLAND BUNTINGS CLEY NEAR THE HANGS FLEW WEST 08:30 & WAXWING FLEW WEST

*4 WAXWINGS HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END E/OF CROSSTRACKS

*3 WAXWINGS W/OVER MORSTON 11:45

*2 WAXWINGS BLAKENEY BY SURGERY

*2 WAXWINGS STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB BY BENCH BEFORE FEN TRAIL

*2 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH ON PASTEUR ROAD BY PERENCO FACTORY

*WAXWING NW/OVER THORPE 11:30

*WAXWING S/OVER BURNHAM DEEPDALE

*WAXWING WEST EARLHAM AT WAKEFIELD ROAD / CUNNINGHAM ROAD

*LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD & 3 WATER PIPITS ON NORTH SCRAPE

*DIPPER THETFORD PHOTOGRAPHED ON MELFORD BRIDGE EARLY A/NOON ONLY

*SUM'PL BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF CLEY ON SEA THIS EVNG +LAPLAND BUNTING IN EYE FIELD BY C/PK & 30 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER OFF HOLKHAM GAP & 19 SNOW BUNTINGS

*2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS CLEY OFF COASTGUARDS 09:20

*JACK SNIPE STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM TOWER HIDE 15:00

*FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD TITCHWELL RSPB

 

Monday 5th November 2012

Highlights today included 10 Bearded Tit along the edge of the broadwater, a Great Northern Diver on the sea, and a single male Crossbill around the Observatory pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS 10:00

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE WAXHAM S/OF BROGRAVE FARM 09:55 WITH 1,000 PINKFEET & 5 BARNACLE GEESE

*2. 2w CASPIAN GULLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS A/NOON +3 WATER PIPITS & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*26 WAXWINGS 14:00 GREAT YARMOUTH ON PASTEUR ROAD THEN FLEW TWDS GAPTON HALL RETAIL PARK

*26 WAXWINGS HUNSTANTON FLEW N/ALONG PROMENADE 15:15

*24 WAXWINGS OVER CLEY

*23 WAXWINGS LANGHAM OPP PUB IN GARDENS

*12 WAXWINGS BLAKENEY BY SURGERY 15:45

*7 WAXWINGS SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK BEHIND HEACHAM DAM 15:30

*7 WAXWINGS W/OVER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB 15:00 +4 WATER PIPITS & 6 MARSH HARRIERS THIS EVNG

*6 WAXWINGS LANGHAM AT HOLT ROAD / B1156 JUNCTION THIS MRNG

*4 WAXWINGS 13:40 LANGHAM NEAR BLUEBELL PUB

*2 WAXWINGS SW/OVER FRAMINGHAM EARL

*2 WAXWINGS SIDESTRAND AT HUNGRY HILL BY POND FARM 10:15

*WAXWING AYLMERTON ON SANDY LANE EARLY MRNG

*WAXWING GORLESTON FLEW IN OFF SEA MID A/NOON

*BLACK REDSTART HUNSTANTON ON AVENUE ROAD AT COMMUNTY CENTRE 11:45

*2 VELVET SCOTERS N/PAST HOPTON THIS MRNG & SHORT-EARED OWL

*2 JACK SNIPE STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM TOWER HIDE 11:50

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER PAST HEMSBY & LITTLE GULL

*SACRED IBIS SALTHOUSE BY TURNING TO BEACH ROAD WITH CANADA GEESE

 

Sunday 4th November 2012 

NORFOLK

*RICHARD'S PIPIT WEST RUNTON 500YDS E/OF C/PK 08:40

*PROB ROSS'S GOOSE WAXHAM S/OF BROGRAVE FARM TILL 14:30 WITH PINKFEET & 5 BARNACLE GEESE THEN FLEW INLAND

*20 WAXWINGS 12:45 GREAT YARMOUTH ON PASTEUR RETAIL PARK 12:45

*5 WAXWINGS HORSEY JUST PAST IRON GATE ON NELSON HEAD TRACK

*WAXWING LANGHAM BY HOLT ROAD / B1156 JUNCTION 14:15

*WAXWING CROMER ON LINKS AVENUE IN GARDEN EARLY MRNG

*LAPLAND BUNTING SALTHOUSE FLEW E/ALONG BEACH

*112 SHAGS HUNSTANTON ROOSTED ON CLIFFS THIS EVNG

*SOOTY SHEARWATER E/PAST CLEY 15:25

*WATER PIPIT STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE 11:00

*60+SNOW BUNTINGS HOLME THIS MRNG

*20 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE E/OF BEACH C/PK

*5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +RED-NECKED GREBE, 2 SLAVONIAN GREBES & VELVET SCOTER

 

Saturday 3rd November 2012

Highlights today were 200 Pink-feet over the marsh, 22 Brent Geese, 55 Teal, 250 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, a Green Woodpecker around the reserve, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Waxwings in off the sea, a Rock Pipit over calling, 6 Siskins west and 2 Crossbills in the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RICHARD'S PIPIT WEST RUNTON AROUND CLIFFTOP C/PK EARLY A/NOON. PLEASE KEEP OUT OF FIELDS.

*JUV WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT/S POOL FROM DAUKES HIDE. PERMIT FROM VIS CENTRE 10:00 - 16:00

*BLACK BRANT WAREHAM GREENS WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE ON SALTMARSH E/OF CENTRAL TRACK

*15 COMMON CRANE WAXHAM N/OF BROGRAVE FARM AT 12:15 +2FEM VELVET SCOTER SOUTH

*LITTLE AUK ON SEA OFF CLEY BEACH C/PK 08:15 + VELVET SCOTER

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

*3 WAXWING STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB E/OVER LACKFORD RUN +WATER PIPIT FROM FEN HIDE

*WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH NEAR GAPTON HALL ROUNDABOUT

*WAXWING HOLME DUNES NWT W/OVER DUNES LATE MRNG

*WAXWING WEYBOURNE E/SIDE HALFWAY DOWN HILL THIS A/NOON

*BLACK REDSTART HEMSBY BY CHURCH

*c)40 SNOW BUNTING HOLME DUNES NWT OPP TOILET BLOCK LATE A/NOON

 

Friday 2nd November 2012

Highlights today were 2 Red-throated Divers, 11 Great Crested Grebes and a Guillemot on the sea, a Great Grey Shrike in off the sea, 2 chiffchaffs around the reserve, a Rock Pipit over calling, a Crossbill in the pines and a Snow Bunting over the beach.

 

Thursday 1st November 2012

A wet and miserable Thursday! Seawatching produced 76 Brent Geese, 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2540 Common Scoters, 1 Velvet Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers and 1 Guillemot. Also of note were 21 Waxwings mobile in the area of the west end of Broadwater Road, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Rock Pipit over west, 2 Bramblings, and 2 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NIGHT HERON STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB HEARD CALLING OVER FEN AFTER DARK 18:15 & WATER PIPIT BY FEN TRAIL 16:15

*2 JUV WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL FROM TEAL HIDE

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK INLAND OF MUSSEL BANK 16:15 & BLACK REDSTART ON SEAWALL

*RICHARD'S PIPIT W/OVER KELLING QUAGS

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS 200YDS W/OF DRINKING POOL 10:35

*BLACK GUILLEMOT E/PAST SHERINGHAM +2 LITTLE AUKS & RED-NECKED GREBE

*20+WAXWINGS HOLME NOA BY ENTRANCE TO REDWELL MARSH 13:25

*3 WAXWINGS CLEY FLEW SE/OVER HILLTOP 08:05

*2 WAXWINGS E/OVER ATTLEBOROUGH 13:55

*2 WAXWINGS STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB BY SANDY WALL 13:45

*SHORELARK SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK MID A/NOON & 25 SNOW BUNTINGS

*40 SNOW BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH

*15 SNOW BUNTINGS GREAT YARMOUTH IN NORTH DENES & FIRECREST IN CEMETERY 100YDS E/OF CHAPEL

*3 HEN HARRIERS STIFFKEY ON SALTMARSH OFF CAMPSITE & SHORT-EARED OWL

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB +6 SPOTTED REDSHANKS & AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +SLAVONIAN GREBE, GREAT NORTHERN DIVER, 4 LONG-TAILED DUCKS & VELVET SCOTER

*MALE BLACK REDSTART HEACHAM SOUTH BEACH BY C/PK NEAR STEPS 11:10

*BLACK REDSTART WAXHAM AT CHURCH

Wednesday 31st October 2012

A quiet day dominated by south westerlies, 2,500 Common Scoters, 11 Gannets, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Peregrine, a single Chiffchaff and a flyover Grey Wagtail were the highlights.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 JUV WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS THIS A/NOON CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL

*RICHARD'S PIPIT THIS A/NOON WEST RUNTON E/OF BEACH C/PK. PLEASE KEEP OUT OF FIELDS

*JUV COMMON ROSEFINCH WINTERTON BY CHURCH IN ALLOTMENTS BUT NO SIGN THIS A/NOON

*POSS ROSS'S / SNOW GOOSE BREYDON WATER NEAR NORTH WALL WITH PINKFEET

*2 LITTLE AUKS OFF SALTHOUSE THIS MRNG +SHORELARK & 100 SNOW BUNTINGS

*LITTLE AUK CLEY OFF BEACH C/PK LATE MRNG

*16 WAXWINGS HOLME NOA BY ENTRANCE TRACK 200YDS PAST BEACH ROAD 09:40

*SHORELARK HOLKHAM GAP

*3 HEN HARRIERS STIFFKEY ON SALTMARSH OFF CAMPSITE THIS EVNG

*FIRECREST WELLS WOODS 13:00

*15 SNOW BUNTINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT NORTH DENES

*MALE BLACK REDSTART HEACHAM NORTH BEACH AT N/END OF CHALETS 14:45

*BLACK REDSTART GLANDFORD AT CLEY SPY

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB & 4 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB & SPOTTED REDSHANK

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER W/PAST CLEY 13:30

 

Tuesday 30th October 2012 

Highlights on the sea today included 2 Little Auks, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 1 Velvet Scoter and a Med Gull and a Merlin was also seen coming in off the sea. A flock of at least 10 Waxwings were present in gardens along the approach road, and a further 7 more were seen over the observatory. A single Crossbill was also noted and Spotted Redshanks were present along the broadwater and in Thornham Harbour.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 JUV WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 14:15 THEN FLEW TWDS NORTH SCRAPE

*GREAT WHITE EGRET W/OVER BLAKENEY HARBOUR 12:45 & EARLIER FLEW PAST CROMER, WEST RUNTON & SALTHOUSE

*PALLAS'S WARBLER 13:00 HOLKHAM AT W/END ON TRACK 50YDS RIGHT OF CROSSTRACKS

*RICHARD'S PIPIT 15:00 WEST RUNTON E/OF BEACH C/PK

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM AT W/END 300YDS W/OF CROSSTRACKS 14:10 & WAXWING FLEW WEST 13:30

*2 LITTLE AUKS PAST HOLME & 10 WAXWINGS BY APPROACH ROAD 10:30

*LITTLE AUK OFF CLEY

*40 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH FLEW W/OVER SAINSBURY'S 10:45 & 15 SNOW BUNTINGS ON NORTH BEACH

*14 WAXWINGS E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 12:10

*10 WAXWINGS S/OVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS LATE MRNG

*5 WAXWINGS REPPS WITH BASTWICK OPP GARAGE 10:35

*3 WAXWINGS W/OVER SIDESTRAND LATE A/NOON

*2 WAXWINGS MARTHAM FERRY BTW RIVER & THE PITS 10:45 BRIEFLY

*2 WAXWINGS CLEY AT E/END AT ZETLAND HOUSE

*WAXWING WELLS E/OF TOWN ON SEAWALL

*LITTLE AUK OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS & 26 SNOW BUNTINGS

*SHORELARK SALTHOUSE BEACH BTW C/PK & LITTLE EYE & 9 SNOW BUNTINGS

*LAPLAND BUNTING WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 12:10

*MALE BLACK REDSTART GLANDFORD AT CLEY SPY

 

Monday 29th October 2012 

Highlights on the sea today included single Long-tailed duck, Red-necked Grebe and Velvet Scoter. At least 50 Robins were still around the observatory area, where 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap were also noted . 21 Snow Buntings were seen  on the beach, with other birds of note included a single Redpoll and several Tree Sparrows.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DUSKY WARBLER LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS IN LARGE HAWTHORNS THIS MRNG BUT NO FURTHER SIGN

*JUV WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER 10:55 CLEY NWT FROM BISHOP HIDE BUT DISTANT & 4 RING OUZELS AT BARNS DRIFT

*PALLAS'S WARBLER THIS A/NOON HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END 250YDS ALONG BONE'S DRIFT PAST CROSSTRACKS NEAR EMERGENCY WATER STATION & 2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS W/OF CROSSTRACKS

NORFOLK

*LITTLE AUK ON SEA OFF CLEY

*NO SIGN GREY PHALAROPE TITCHWELL RSPB ON TIDAL POOL BUT 29 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH

*2 WAXWINGS CLEY AT ZETLAND HOUSE & BLACK REDSTART ON THE FAIRSTEAD

*WAXWING KELLING HEATH JUST W/OF C/PK THIS A/NOON

*WAXWING TRIMINGHAM 09:00

*BLACK GUILLEMOT E/PAST SALTHOUSE 10:50

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF SHERINGHAM & 7 SHAGS

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB & 9 SPOTTED REDSHANKS ON FRESHMARSH

*21 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLME +RED-NECKED GREBE, LONG-TAILED DUCK & VELVET SCOTER

*15 SNOW BUNTINGS GREAT YARMOUTH JUST N/OF BRITANNIA PIER

*3+RING OUZELS WARHAM GREENS BY WHIRLIGIG & HEN HARRIER

*MALE RING OUZEL HOLKHAM PINES W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 15:00

*4 WATER PIPITS HICKLING BROAD NWT

*BLACK REDSTART HUNSTANTON BY CENTRAL C/PK ON WASTEGROUND 14:45

*BLACK REDSTART GLANDFORD AT CLEY SPY

*NO SIGN BARRED WARBLER SALTHOUSE BUT SHORELARK W/OF BEACH C/PK & 25 SNOW BUNTINGS

 

 

 

Sunday 28th October 2012

A calmer day but wet and breezy, highlights were again on the sea, with 105 Brent Geese, 53 Shelducks, 48 Wigoen, 33 Teal, 9 Eiders, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 500+ Common Scoters, 1 Velvet Scoter, 28 Goldeneye, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Goosanders, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Black-throated Diver and 22 Little Auks. Also of interest were 280 Lapwings through west, 38 Black-tailed Godwits, 20 Waxwings in the village near the Golf Course and 2 Rock Pipits near Thornham channel.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT HOLKHAM PINES BTW LADY ANN'S DRIVE & WASHINGTON HIDE N/OF MAIN TRACK NEAR POND MID A/NOON

*JUV WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES HIDE 11:45

*PALLAS'S WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES IN NW/CORNER & YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER +3 LITTLE AUKS IN BAY, RED-NECKED GREBE & 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

*BARRED WARBLER 13:25 SALTHOUSE OPP DUCK POND IN GARDEN BY CREEK COTTAGE SHOWING WELL

*1w COMMON ROSEFINCH ORMESBY ST.MARGARET TRAPPED+RINGED IN GARDEN 09:45 BUT NO FURTHER SIGN

*NO SIGN HORNEMANN'S ARCTIC REDPOLL HOLKHAM PINES BUT 4 LITTLE AUKS OFFSHORE, RED-NECKED GREBE & 12 SNOW BUNTINGS

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER STIFFKEY CAMPSITE

*28 LITTLE AUKS PAST SHERINGHAM BY 09:50 & BLACK GUILLEMOT

*22 LITTLE AUKS PAST HOLME +BLACK-THROATED DIVER, LONG-TAILED DUCK & VELVET SCOTER

*3 LITTLE AUKS PAST WINTERTON BY MID MRNG +2 RED-NECKED GREBES & 3 BLACK-THROATED DIVERS

*7 LAPLAND BUNTINGS CLEY BY BEACH ROAD THEN FLEW WEST +LAPLAND BUNTING FLEW W/ALONG BEACH & SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF IN VILLAGE

*SHORELARK SALTHOUSE BY POOLS W/OF BEACH C/PK MID ANOON

*19 WAXWINGS HOLME ON GOLF COURSE BEHIND CARAVAN SITE

*5 WAXWINGS BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE BY BEACH C/PK

*2 WAXWINGS 1ML E/OF BURNHAM DEEPDALE IN HAWTHORN 08:30

*WAXWING HOLME NOA ON N/EDGE OF THE BROADWATER 14:15

*WAXWING BURNHAM MARKET AT NELSON LODGE / FRIAR'S LANE JUNCTION 08:40

*11 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLKHAM GAP

*2 SNOW BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH & VELVET SCOTER

*WATER PIPIT STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE 15:00

*2 BLACK REDSTARTS TRIMINGHAM ON BEACH THIS A/NOON

*BLACK REDSTART WAXHAM BY ROAD N/OF BROGRAVE FARM 12:30

*MALE BLACK REDSTART GLANDFORD AT CLEY SPY

*BLACK REDSTART HOLME NWT BY VIS'CTR

*30 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE ON BEACH NEAR LITTLE EYE

 

Saturday 27th October 2012

Seawatching was the hub of activity today, with a strong northerly producing plenty to enjoy if you can find a place to sit without being sand blasted! Highlights were 67 Brent Geese, 7 Pink-feet in off, 76 Wigeon, 15 Teal, 4 Pintail, 40 Eiders, 582 Common Scoters, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 1 Manx Shearwater, 372 Gannets, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Pom Skua, 5 Arctic Skuas, 61 Great Skuas, 616 Kittiwakes, 12 Little Gulls, and 7 Little Auks. Many of the Robins and Blackbirds from this weeks fall remained, a Black Redstart was still around the NWT visitors centre and a Ring Ouzel was on the east bank early morning.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HORNEMANN'S ARCTIC REDPOLL HOLKHAM PINES IN DUNES N/OF MEALS HOUSE 16:55 BUT MOBILE

*1w MALE SIBERIAN STONECHAT ECCLES 'RECENTLY' (NO FURTHER DETAILS)

*LITTLE BUNTING BURNHAM OVERY ON TRACK BELOW SEAWALL JUST N/OF SLUICE

*JUV WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL +3 BONXIE OVERHEAD. PERMITS FROM VISITOR CENTRE 10:00-16:00

*2 JUV SABINE'S GULL HOLKHAM E/ALONG BEACH C)16:30

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES W/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE 15:00

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WALSEY HILLS NOA 10:35

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES WITH TITS N/OF CROSS-TRACK 12:02

*SHORE LARK SALTHOUSE BY POOL W/OF BEACH CAR-PARK 13:15

*GREY PHALAROPE TITCHWELL RSPB 16:40 AT N/END E/OF MAIN PATH ON TIDAL POOL 

*GREY PHALAROPE N/PAST HEMSBY 07:45-09:15 +8 LITTLE GULL, SLAVONIAN GREBE 

*WAXWING BRANCASTER STAITHE 09:00 IN GRDN

*WAXWING CLEY BEHIND HOUSES ON OLD WOMAN'S LANE MID A/NOON (3 THEN FLEW W/)

*WAXWING KING'S LYNN W/OVER RIVER OUSE TWDS WEST LYNN MID A/NOON

*3 LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY: 2 BY BEACH ROAD BY SLUICE; 1 FLEW W/

*16 LITTLE AUK FLEW PAST SHERINGHAM THIS MRNG +4 POMARINE SKUA, SOOTY SHEARWATER, 5 MANX SHEARWATER, 3 ARCTIC SKYUA, 26 BONXIE, 7 SCAUP, LONG-TAILED DUCK, 2 'BLUE' FULMAR, SHORT-EARED OWL

*LITTLE AUK SALTHOUSE ON POOL E/OF BEACH CAR-PARK 10:30 BUT MORIBUND AND WEATHER VERY POOR (PREV PICKED UP WALSEY HILLS)

*LITTLE AUK W/ PAST HOLME DUNES 08:30-09:30 +SOOTY SHEARWATER, 4 BONXIE

*5 LITTLE AUK PAST BEACH CAR-PARK AT CLEY 07:00-10:15 +4 ARCTIC SKUA, 32 BONXIE

*7 LITTLE AUK PAST HOLME DUNES +61 BONXIE 1 SOOTY SHEARWATER E/, 1 MANX SHEARWATER E/, 1 POMARINE SKUA, 5 ARCTIC SKUA, 600+ KITTIWAKE, 12 LITTLE GULL (+ RING OUZEL ON RESERVE)

*4 RING OUZEL TITCHWELL RSPB ALONG EAST TRAIL THIS A/NOON

*BLACK REDSTART CLEY BY PICNIC FAYRE SHOP 12:33

*BLACK REDSTART NORWICH CATHEDRAL LATE A/NOON

*BLACK REDSTART HOLME DUNES NWT BY VISITOR CENTRE

*SHORT-EARED OWL GREAT YARMOUTH IN OFF SEA +37 MED GULL ON NORTH BEACH

*BLACK GUILLEMOT LYNN POINT MID A/NOON

 

Friday 26th October 2012

A quieter day, with surprisingly little activity on the sea. Highlights were 2 Water Rails, 2 Woodcocks, 3 Jays, 200 Goldcrests, 8 Bearded Tits, 1 Swallow, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, 3 Ring Ouzels, 600 Blackbirds, 60 Song Thrushes, 300 Redwings, 40 Fieldfares, 1500 Robins, a Black Redstart on the NWT, 4 Rock Pipits over calling, 30 Bramblings, and 16 Siskins.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ARCTIC REDPOLL HOLKHAM PINES N/OF CROSSTRACKS AT 11:30 THEN FLEW W/

*LITTLE BUNTING BURNHAM OVERY LATE A/NOON ON TRACK BELOW SEAWALL JUST N/OF SLUICE+AD HYBRID BLACK BRANT X DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENTS

*JUV WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER 14:15 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL FROM BISHOP'S HIDE+JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER

*GREAT WHITE EGRET S/OF HORSEY GAP IN FIELD BY APPROACH TRACK AT 07:50 BUT MOBILE

*PROB OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT W/OVER HOLME DUNES NWT EARLY MRNG+7+RING OUZEL .8 SCAUP OFFSHORE+3 BONXIE

*YELLOW-BROWED WABLER HOLME DUNES+BLACK REDSTART

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING HOLKHAM PINES IN DUNES+2 BLACK REDSTART & 7 RING OUZEL

*2 LITTLE AUK PAST SHERINGHAM AT 10:50+2 RED-NECKED GREBE, 16 BONXIE & SHORT-EARED OWL 

*2 SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF NNE/OF WELLS AT EAST HILLS cTF925458

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES NEAR JOE JORDAN HIDE AT 11:15

*2 BLACK REDSTART OVERSTRAND BY CLIFFS+RING OUZEL

*2+RING OUZEL NORWICH BY ST.ANDREWS CHURCH AT 09:50

*3 RING OUZEL 09:30 BEESTON BUMP 1 ON W/SIDE & 2 ON BEESTON COMMON

*2 RING OUZEL BURNHAM OVERY DUNES+SHORT-EARED OWL

*3 RING OUZEL MORSTON+HEN HARRIER

*2 BLACK REDSTART WAXHAM CHURCH+SHORT-EARED OWL

*3 RING OUZEL KELLING WATER MEADOWS

 

Thursday 25th October 2012

Another exciting day with slightly fewer migrants, and a little more activity on the sea. This included 1600 Common Scoter, 2 Goldeneyes, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Goosanders, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Manx Shearwater, 43 Gannets, a Woodcock in off the sea, 1 Pom Skua, 2 Arctic and 2 Great Skuas, 41 Kittiwakes and 6 Little Gulls. Passerines included a male Firecrest trapped and ringed, a Yellow-browed Warbler still present on the footpath towards Thornham, a Waxwing calling on the east bank early morning, 10 Ring Ouzels, a Black Redstart on the NWT visitors centre, 5 Rock Pipits over calling, and 180 Bramblings flying over.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ARCTIC WARBLER 15:00 1/2ML W/OF BRANCASTER STAITHE IN LINE OF WILLOWS +YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER .FROM HARBOUR C/PK WALK W/ALONG BOARDWALK FOR 1/2ML TO VIEW

*DUSKY WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES N/OF MEALS HOUSE AT 09:10

*NO SIGN OF 1w RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL STIFFKEY CAMP SITE WOOD BY 10:00 BUT YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER & BLACK REDSTART PRESENT 

*LITTLE BUNTING BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE ON E/SIDE OF SEAWALL AT 12:30

*RICHARD'S PIPIT 10:00 TITCHWELL NE/OVER A149 BY BRIARFIELDS HOTEL

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER E/OF HOLME NOA BY FOOTPATH TO THORNHAM

*LOCUSTELLA WARBLER SP. 1/2ML W/OF BRANCASTER STAITHE 60YDS E/OF LINE OF WILLOWS AT 16:40. FROM HARBOUR C/PK WALK W/FOR 1/2ML ALONG BOARDWALK

*SHORE LARK 15:35 SALTHOUSE NEAR BEACH C/PK

*POMARINE SKUA PAST HOLME NOA+2 ARCTIC SKUA, BONXIE, MANX SHEARWATER, 2 GOLDENEYE, 5 GOOSANDER & 6 LITTLE GULL . FIRECREST+BLACK REDSTART,10+RING OUZELS ON RESERVE & WAXWING ON E/BANK

*JUV POMARINE SKUA E/PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK THIS EVNG+SOOTY SHEARWATER, 19 BONXIE & 130 LITTLE GULL

*WAXWING HOLKHAM PINES W/OVER WASHINGTON HIDE AT 15:25 . 15 RING OUZELS KELLING

*12 SNOW BUNTING 10:40 CLEY BEACH ON SHINGLE 200YDS E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK

*3 RING OUZEL CLEY ON OLD WOMEN'S LANE

*FIRECREST WALSEY HILLS NOA THIS MRNG

*5 RING OUZEL MORSTON ALONG COASTAL PATH

*NORDIC JACKDAW THORNHAM IN FIELD NW/OF CHURCH AT 13:13+10+RING OUZEL

 

Wednesday 24th October 2012

Another superb day with an Olive-backed Pipit seen briefly in the pines on the NOA reserve and later in the day on the NWT. Also of note were a Yellow-browed Warbler out towards Thornham, 3 Water Rails calling around the Broadwater, 2 Woodcocks, a Spotted Redshank, 300+ Goldcrests, a single Firecrest, 6 Bearded Tits, 2 Swallows, a Cetti's Warbler, 10 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 15 Ring Ouzels, 1000 Blackbirds, 1500 Fieldfares, 500 Song Thrushes, 2000 Redwings, 600 Robins, a Black Redstart on the NWT visitors centre, a Tree Pipit, 3 Rock Pipits, 40 Chaffinches, 50 Bramblings, 43 Siskins, a Bullfinch, and 8 Reed Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL STIFFKEY CAMP SITE WOOD AT DUSK 300YDS E/OF GREEN WAY SHOWING WELL +2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER & 37 RING OUZELS

*ARCTIC WARBLER 14:45 1/2ML W/OF BRANCASTER STAITHE IN LINE OF WILLOWS+RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER BREIFLY AT 14:10. FROM HARBOUR C/PK WALK W/FOR 1/2ML ALONG BOARDWALK TO VIEW

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT HOLKHAM NEAR MEALS HOUSE BY LATE MRNG+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER IN HOLM OAKS 50YDS W/OF WASHINGTON HIDE LATE MRNG

*OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT 14:40 HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END THEN FLEW W/ALONG FENCE ON S/SIDE OF DUNES. WRYNECK HOLKHAM PINES BEHIND JOE JORDAN HIDE BRIEFLY THIS A/NOON+3 RING OUZEL & 3 BLACK REDSTART

*OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT HOLME NOA IN PINES & SYCAMORE BY OBS AT 09:30 BUT LOST TO VIEW & NOT RELOCATED BY 10:20

*PALLAS'S WARBLER OVERSTRAND ON E/SIDE OPPOSITE RADAR BRIEFLY AT 08:50

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER WELLS WOODS S/OF MAIN TRACK BETWEEN DRINKING POOL & THE DELL MID MRNG+5+ RING OUZEL BURNHAM OVERY DUNES

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER 15:50 GORLESTON-ON-SEA ON WARREN ROAD IN SYCAMORES BY ANGLIAN WATER COMPOUND+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE BURNHAM OVERY DUNES E/OF BOARDWALK AT 10:45

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE BURNHAM OVERY DUNES MID A/NOON AT E/END

*PROB JUV ROSE-COLOURED STARLING SALTHOUSE HEATH AT 09:25

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SALTHOUSE HEATH BRIEFLY

 

Tuesday 23rd October 2012

The fall of birds continued today with the Red-breasted Flycatcher still in the area, 4 Snipe west, 600+ Goldcrests, 20 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, 300+ Starlings, 40+ Ring Ouzels, 300 Blackbirds, 2,000+ Fieldfares, 400+ Song Thrushes, 6,000+ Redwings, 2,500+ Robins, 2 Black Redstarts, 2 Rock Pipits, 60 Chaffinches, 120+ Bramblings, and 80 Greenfinches recorded. The Observatory ringed over 400 Robins today and the catch also included 9 Ring Ouzels.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL 14:45 NW/OF STIFFKEY VILLAGE IN CAMPSITE WOOD AT E/END SHOWING WELL +YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER AT W/END & 20+RING OUZELS BTW CAMPSITE WOOD & WARHAM GREENS

*PALLAS'S WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY IN N/SECTION NEAR NE/GATE THIS A/NOON

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER WARHAM GREENS BY WHIRLIGIG BRIEFLY 15:35 TF.944.435

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER HOLME +40+RING OUZELS & 2 BLACK REDSTARTS

*UNCON RPT OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END FLEW FROM TRACK INTO PINES ON N/SIDE BY DUNES 14:45 BUT NO FURTHER SIGN BY 15:35

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER CLEY NEAR BEACH C/PK 11:55

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOOD ON W/SIDE OF CARAVAN PARK +5+RING OUZELS & BLACK REDSTART

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES JUST N/OF CROSSTRACKS

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HORSEY ON NELSON'S HEAD TRACK +LAPLAND BUNTING & BLACK REDSTART

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH BY PATH BTW WARREN ROAD & HOPTON VILLAGE NEAR GOLF COURSE JUNCTION

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS BY BEND IN MIDDLE TRACK 15:00

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS AT N/END OF GARDEN DROVE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER BURNHAM OVERY AT S/END OF TRACK TO DUNES 09:00

*LAPLAND BUNTING BTW HORSEY GAP & WINTERTON NORTH DUNES +2 RING OUZELS & BLACK REDSTART

*PROB SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF HOLME DUNES NEAR BOARDWALK MID MRNG

*24 RING OUZELS BURNHAM OVERY DUNES & 3 BLACK REDSTARTS

*15 RING OUZELS KELLING & BLACK REDSTART

*7 RING OUZELS TITCHWELL RSPB & 2 BLACK REDSTARTS

*2 WATER PIPITS CLEY NWT AT BEACH C/PK +RING OUZEL ON EAST BANK & 3 BLACK REDSTARTS

*2 BLACK REDSTARTS SALTHOUSE

*BLACK REDSTART THORNHAM HARBOUR AT W/END LATE A/NOON

*BLACK REDSTART WELLS WOODS IN C/PK 10:55

*BLACK REDSTART HORSEY GAP

*DRK COMMON SCOTER NUNNERY LAKES ON N/LAKE

 

Monday 22nd October 2012

A huge fall of Thrushes and Robins took place all through the day. Highlights were an Olive-backed Pipit in the pines which then disappeared, a Red-breasted Flycatcher on the Golf Course, 2 Black Redstarts were trapped and ringed, Redwing 10,000, Fieldfare 7000, Blackbird 800, Song Thrush 400, Ring Ouzel 50, Robin 900, Black Redstart 5, Common Redstart 2, 15+ Chiffchaffs, Short-eared Owl 1, Hawfinch 1, Brambling 300+.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL 17:35 STIFFKEY 100YDS FROM E/END OF CAMPSITE WOOD BUT MOBILE

*OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT HOLME IN PINES - NO FURTHER DETAILS

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER HOLME BY GOLF COURSE +12 RING OUZELS, 2 BLACK REDSTARTS, 10 BRAMBLINGS & SHORT-EARED OWL

*RICHARD'S PIPIT SHERINGHAM HEARD ONLY AT W/END OF GOLF COURSE 08:30 +2 RING OUZELS & BLACK REDSTART

*RICHARD'S PIPIT WAXHAM FLUSHED FROM DUNES 08:00

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HORSEY ON NELSON'S HEAD TRACK 09:00 +3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS, 3 RING OUZELS & 3 BLACK REDSTARTS

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TRIMINGHAM IN CLIFFTOP WOOD +FIRECREST, WOODCOCK & 3 RING OUZELS

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS ON W/TRACK ON CONCRETE PARKING AREA 12:55

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER STIFFKEY CAMPSITE +10 RING OUZELS, BLACK REDSTART & FIRECREST

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER RPTD SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK JUST N/OF FIRS EARLY EVNG +HAWFINCH & 4 RING OUZELS

*SHORELARK SALTHOUSE AT LITTLE EYE 15:25 THEN FLEW EAST

*LAPLAND BUNTING MUNDESLEY & 3 RING OUZELS

*LAPLAND BUNTING BRANCASTER 16:00 +3 RING OUZELS, BLACK REDSTART, 5 TWITE & 20 BRAMBLINGS

*SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF SALTHOUSE BY IRON ROAD +4 LAPLAND BUNTINGS BTW CLEY & SALTHOUSE, 42 RING OUZELS, 2,600 REDWINGS, 1,370 FIELDFARES & 5 BLACK REDSTARTS

*LONG-EARED OWL BURNHAM OVERY DUNES & 15 RING OUZELS

*30+RING OUZELS WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK

*19 RING OUZELS BLAKENEY POINT +62 BRAMBLINGS & HUGE NOs OF ARRIVING THRUSHES

*17 RING OUZELS THRU TITCHWELL RSPB +107 BRAMBLINGS, FIRECREST & BLACK REDSTART

*12+RING OUZELS WELLS WOODS +2 RING OUZELS WELLS LIFEBOAT STATION & 2 BLACK REDSTARTS

*12 RING OUZELS HOLME IN DUNES 17:00

*6 RING OUZELS BTW STIFFKEY & WARHAM GREENS

*2 RING OUZELS WINTERTON NORTH DUNES & 2 BLACK REDSTARTS

*2 RING OUZELS CLEY NWT BY EAST BANK THIS MRNG

*RING OUZEL TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH THIS MRNG

*RING OUZEL WARHAM GREENS AT N/END IN COPSE & BLACK REDSTART

*TWITE WAXHAM IN DUNES 08:15

*BLACK REDSTART HOLME NWT AT THE FIRS

*DRK COMMON SCOTER NUNNERY LAKES ON BOB CLARKE LAKE

 

Sunday 21st October 2012

A north-easterly breeze produced some migrants with 1 Jay, 35 Goldcrests, 40 Skylarks, 2 Swallows, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 60 Blackbirds, 28 Song Thrushes, 40 Redwings, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 4 Rock Pipits, 180 Chaffinches, 4 Bramblings, 200+ Greenfinches, 1 Siskin, 5 Redpoll sp, a Hawfinch west over the paddocks, a Cetti's Warbler calling, 200 Golden Plovers south of Thornham bank, a Peregrine through east, a Red Kite circling, and on the sea 23 Common Scoters, 1 Red-throated Diver, and 7 Gannets.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RICHARD'S PIPIT BURNHAM OVERY FLEW S/OVER GUN HILL 15:00 & SPOONBILL

*RICHARD'S PIPIT S/OF WAXHAM IN DUNES 13:30 THEN FLEW INLAND

*RICHARD'S PIPIT W/OVER SCOLT HEAD 09:30

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS S/OVER HEMSBY

*7 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT 11:30

*3 SPOONBILLS S/OVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS EARLY MRNG

*SPOONBILL BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE ON SALTMARSH OVER HIGH TIDE

*OSPREY W/OVER LYNG 09:35

*RING OUZEL SALTHOUSE ON MEADOW LANE 15:30

*RING OUZEL HOPTON BY RAILWAY

*BLACK REDSTART STIFFKEY BY CAMPSITE ON FARM BUILDINGS

*2 RED-NECKED GREBES CLEY ON SEA OFF COASTGUARDS 09:00

 

Saturday 20th October 2012

A foggy morning gave a poor view of migrants flying over but highlights included a Merlin, 5 Snipe, a Spotted Redshank, a Tawny Owl in the pines, 4 Jays, 40 Goldcrests, 6 Bearded Tits, 30 Skylarks, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 38 Long-tailed Tits, 1 Chiffchaff, 6,500+ Starlings, 20 Blackbirds, 6 Song Thrush, 25 Redwings, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 4 Rock Pipits, 170+ Chaffinches, 17 Bramblings, 70 Greenfinches, 4 Redpolls, 1 Crossbill and an eared Owl sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RICHARD'S PIPIT HOLKHAM GAP FLEW W/ LATE MRNG

*3 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE+2 RUDDY SHELDUCK FROM VISITOR CENTRE

*3 SPOONBILL BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE ON SALTMARSH THIS A/NOON +RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*RUDDY SHELDUCK REPPS IN STUBBLE FIELD S/OF STAITHE ROAD WITH 80+ EGYPTIAN GOOSE

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER TITCHWELL RSPB ON SEA +RED-NECKED GREBE, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCK, SCAUP ON MARSH, SPOTTED REDSHANK

*IMM EGYPTIAN VULTURE (ESCAPE WEARING ANKLET+BELL) WAREHAM GREENS E/OVER SALTMARSH 14:25

 

Friday 19th October 2012

An overcast and mild day with very light winds, highlights included a female Scaup still on the Broadwater, 1 Eider, 700 Common Scoters, 11 Red-throated Divers, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, and a Great Skua on the sea, a Woodcock, a Spotted Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 4 Bearded Tits, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcaps, 18 Blackbirds, 6 Song Thrushes, 25 Redwings, 1 Mistle Thrush, 20 Robins, 60 Meadow Pipits, 1 Rock Pipit, 25 Bramblings, 1 Siskin and 7 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER 14:25 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE FROM SWAROVSKI HIDE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM IN FIELD E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE AT 13:30

*SPOONBILL 17:30 BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE

*AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS A/NOON

*2 RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB CLOSE INSHORE THIS A/NOON+2 LONG-TAILED DUCK

 

Thursday 18th October 2012

Hightlights today included a Red Kite over the grazing marsh and Observatory area. Spotted Redshank and female Scaup on the broadwater, 2 Crossbills, Brambling and Redpoll over the reserve during the morning, and a Peregrine and Ring Ouzel recorded on the NWT reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL FROM TEAL HIDE AT 12:40

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM ON POST E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE TILL 17:30 THEN FLEW E/ALONG A149

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD RPTD SW/OF ACLE E/OVER SOUTH BURLINGHAM AT 15:30

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BLAKENEY IN OFF SEA AT 15:30 THEN FLEW OVER FRIARY HILLS NT

*LITTLE STINT SNETTISHAM RSPB IN ROOST FROM SHORE HIDE THIS MRNG

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+3 LONG-TAILED DUCK, JACK SNIPE, GREENSHANK & 5 SPOTTED REDSHANK ON RESERVE

*FEM SCAUP HOLME NOA ON BROADWATER+RING OUZEL IN AREA

*IMM EGYPTIAN VULTURE (ESCAPE) BURNHAM OVERY W/ALONG A149 AT 13:20 

 

Wednesday 17th October 2012

Highlights today included four Spoonbill early morning heading west along the broadwater, with at least one present on there for a while. A male Peregrine was seen over the observatory, and sea watching produced single Great Northern Diver and Long-tailed Duck.

NORFOLK  NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED-RUMPED SWALLOW CLEY NWT TILL 08:50 OVER REEDBED BY DAUKE'S HIDE THEN FLEW SW/OVER VILLAGE

*WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER 17:09 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE FROM SWAROVSKI HIDE

*WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER SALTHOUSE TILL 11:34 BY POOL NEAR BEACH C/PK  THEN FLEW OFF

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER KELLING WATER MEADOWS SHOWING WELL

 *JUV POMARINE SKUA TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH+LONG-TAILED DUCK OFFSHORE ALSO RED KITE W/AT 14:30

*SPOONBILL THORNHAM HARBOUR AT 11:45

*13 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT

*OSPREY E/OVER BRISTON EARLY A/NOON

*IMM EGYPTIAN VULTURE (ESCAPE) (WITH ANKLET & BELL) BURNHAM NORTON W/OVER MARSH AT 15:09

 

 

 Tuesday 16th October 2012

Highlights today were a female Scaup on the Broadwater, 200 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 4 Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes, and 3 Kittiwakes on the sea, a Merlin flew along the beach and a single Rock Pipit flew over calling. Four Spoonbills were heading west towards Redwell Marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER KELLING WATER MEADOWS SHOWING WELL & FIRECREST ALONG TRACK

*NO SIGN RED-RUMPED SWALLOW TITCHWELL RSPB THIS MRNG

*2 SPOONBILLS THORNHAM ON MARSH FEEDING IN CHANNELS 14:15

*RED KITE OVER HOLKHAM GAP 11:00 +FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES 50YDS FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE & FIRECREST NEAR WASHINGTON HIDE

*RING OUZEL WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES

*FIRECREST CLEY ON CHURCH LANE THIS MRNG

*FEM SCAUP HOLME NOA ON THE BROADWATER

 

Monday 15th October 2012

Highlights today were 118 Brent Geese, a female Scaup on the Broadwater, 1000 Common Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Red-throated Divers, 34 Gannets, 14 Great Crested Grebes, and 7 Kittiwakes on the sea, a Firecrest at the west end of the reserves in the morning, a single Swallow, 3 Cetti's Warblers trapped and ringed, 3 Rock Pipits over calling, and a single Siskin at the feeding station near the Dell hide.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED-RUMPED SWALLOW TILL DUSK TITCHWELL RSPB ROOSTED IN REEDBED WITH SWALLOWS & SPOONBILL THIS A/NOON

*RICHARD'S PIPIT OVER WAXHAM TWDS PIPE DUMP 09:25 BUT NO FURTHER SIGN

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER 11:05 KELLING WATER MEADOWS SHOWING WELL

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOOD BY MAIN LEFT TRACK 12:05

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY CAMP TRAPPED+RINGED

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE FLEW W/OVER GRAMBOROUGH HILL 09:30

*LAPLAND BUNTING OVER HUNSTANTON & SPOONBILL FLEW SOUTH

*LAPLAND BUNTING MORSTON 800YDS W/OF C/PK WITH SKYLARKS 12:55

*LAPLAND BUNTING W/OVER STIFFKEY FEN 11:45 & WOODLARK FLEW SOUTH 11:45

*SCAUP OFF HOLME 12:00

 

Sunday 14th October 2012

Highlights today were a Yellow-browed Warbler in the NWT car park during the morning and a Firecrest in the sycamore on the NOA reserve in the afternoon. On the sea 1372 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 21 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 278 Gannets, 1 Shag, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Red-necked Grebes, 1 Pom Skua, 22 Great Skuas, 212 Little Gulls, 1 Guillemot and 3 Razorbills were recorded. Other birds of note included 56 Jays, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, a Ring Ouzel, 1 Tree Sparrow, 2 Bramblings, 7 Siskins, 1 Crossbill, 2 Lapland Buntings, and 1 Yellowhammer.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*LEACH'S PETREL RPTD W/PAST SHERINGHAM 15:47

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS WITH TIT FLOCK 12:20+10 COMMON CROSSBILL & 30+ BRAMBLING IN SILVER BIRCH BY KISSING GATE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH IN NORTH CEMETERY AT KITCHENER ROAD END 10:00+2 FIRECREST 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 11:00 HOLME NWT IN C/PK+RING OUZEL, 2 LAPLAND BUNTING OVER, COMMON CROSSBILL, 2 BRAMBLING, POMARINE SKUA PAST, 2 RED-NECKED GREBE, 3 VELVET SCOTER & 212 LITTLE GULL

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS ON GARDEN DROVE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER KELLING+FIRECREST & AD POMARINE SKUA PAST 

*5 LAPLAND BUNTING HOLME: 2 ON SALTMARSH N/OF TOILET BLOCK & 3 ON GOLF COURSE TWDS OLD HUNSTANTON

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING BURNHAM DEEPDALE 08:00+2 MEALY REDPOLL & JACK SNIPE

*LAPLAND BUNTING STIFFKEY W/OVER SALTMARSH BY CAMPSITE WOOD+SPOONBILL 

*13 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE 10:15

*BLACK GUILLEMOT PAST CLEY 16:35+RED-NECKED GREBE

*2 SPOONBILL E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE 12:25

*FIRECREST WINTERTON THIS MRNG 

*FIRECREST HOLME NOA FROM RICHARDSON HIDE

*OSPREY LYNG W/OVER RIVER WENSUM 13:20 

*MALE HEN HARRIER E/OVER ATTLEBOROUGH 10:40

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER PAST CLEY+12 LITTLE GULL & 3 BONXIE

*RING OUZEL THORNHAM POINT 

 

Saturday 13th October 2012

Highlights today were 186 Brent Geese, a female Goldeneye on the Broadwater, 1 Eider, 435 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Gannet, 6 Great Crested Grebes on the sea, 2 Little Egrets, 1 Spoonbill, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Jays, 1 Firecrest, 20+ Bearded Tits, a Yellow-browed Warbler was ringed in the morning and showing in the sycamore in the afternoon, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcaps, 40 Blackbirds, 3 Fieldfares, 20 Song Thrushes, 2,000 Redwings, 6 Mistle Thrushes, 25 Robins, 260+ Meadow Pipits, 1 Rock Pipit, 15 Bramblings, 1 Siskin, 8 Redpoll sp, 1 Bullfinch, and 1 Snow Bunting. A Rose-coloured Starling was with the Starling flock at the west end of the NWT reserve and a Richard's Pipit was in the pines late morning.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV ROSE-COLOURED STARLING W/END OF HOLME DUNES NWT +RICHARD'S PIPIT AT THE FIRS LATE MRNG

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER KELLING WATER MEADOWS IN SW/ CORNER

*GREAT WHITE EGRET CLEY MARSHES NWT FLEW W/ 18:20

*13 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT 10:30 FROM FRIENDS HIDE

*LARGE PIPIT SP. HORSEY GAP 09:10 FLEW TO GRASS FIELD NW/OF CAR PARK - no further sign

*NO SIGN POSS BLYTH'S REED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB IN SALLOWS NEAR VISITOR CENTRE THIS EVNG

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE ROYDON COMMON THIS EVNG

NORFOLK

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLME NOA IN SYCAMORES BY OBS +FIRECREST RINGED/RELEASED 13:40

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOOD IN THE DELL 10:40 WITH TIT FLOCK (VERY MOBILE)

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HUNSTANTON AT CHARLES ROAD IN SYCAMORES BRIEFLY EARLY MRNG

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS ON GARDEN DROVE WESTERNMOST TRACK 09:15+4 HEN HARRIER

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WAXHAM IN SALLOWS 100M N/OF PIPE DUMP +RING OUZEL, BLACK REDSTART WAXHAM 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 2/3ML NW/OF STIFFKEY IN CAMPSITE WOOD 15:30 +RING OUZEL

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HORSEY GAP 15:30 AT W/END OF APPROACH TRACK

 

Friday 12th October 2012 

Highlights today included a vocal Yellow-browed Warbler in and around the Sycamore tree by the observatory. Seawatching proved equally productive with two hour session producing counts of 259 Brent Geese, 1284 Wigeon, 488 Teal, 10 Eider, 400 Common Scoter, 6 Goldeneye, 5 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Scaup and single Velvet Scoter and Little Auk. Other birds of note included a Spoonbill on Lavender Marsh and several Bramblings around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 11:30 KELLING S/OF A149 E/OF THE STREET AT CROFT HILL TG094425

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER KELLING WATER MEADOWS IN NE/CORNER

*PROB RICHARD'S PIPIT SALTHOUSE W/OVER GRAMBOROUGH HILL TOWARDS  SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK AT 17:22 & MAY HAVE LANDED

*UNCON RPT GREEN-WINGED TEAL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*POMARINE SKUA PAST TITCHWELL RSPB+RED-NECKED GREBE & 2 SLAVONIAN GREBE

*3 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS 1 NEAR DRINKING POOL, 1 BEHIND BEACH HUT 47 & 1 IN NE/CORNER OF CARAVAN PARK NEAR NEW TOILET BLOCK

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER STIFFKEY CAMP SITE WOOD

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WINTERTON NORTH DUNES AT N/END OF TOAD POOLS

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLME NOA IN SYCAMORES BY THE OBS AT 12:08

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 09:50 E/OF CLEY AT WALSEY HILLS NOA

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 12:15 HORSEY GAP

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER THORPE-NEXT-HADDISCOE IN GARDEN. NO GENERAL ACCESS

*11 COMMON CRANE 16:10 WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE

*3 1w SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT 08:35 

*LITTLE AUK W/PAST SHERINGHAM AT 08:36

*SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK 08:30 TO 12:30

*JUV LITTLE STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+10 SPOTTED REDSHANK, HEN HARRIER & 3 VELVET SCOTER

 

Thursday 11th October 2012 

Seawatching today produced counts of 65 Common Scoter, 86 Gannet, 4 Eider and 2 Red-throated Diver. Passerines mainly noted over flying the reserve included single Tree Sparrow, Redpoll, Fieldfare and Crossbill, plus 4 Siskin, 4 Brambling and 3 Rock Pipits. Several Bearded Tits were again along the edge of the broadwater, and a Spotted Redshank was also noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 11:55 E/OF CLEY AT WALSEY HILLS NOA

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 16:00 STIFFKEY CAMP SITE WOOD WITH LONG-TAILED TITS

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER BURGH CASTLE TRAPPED & RINGED IN GARDEN

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING OVER WARHAM GREENS+LONG-EARED OWL IN PIT W/OF CENTRAL TRACK EARLY MRNG. PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE ON SALTMARSH OFF E/END CAMPSITE WOOD

*10 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE+RUDDY SHELDUCK FROM MAIN HIDE

 

Wednesday 10th October 2012 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*POMARINE SKUA E/PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK AT 11:43

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 09:05 STIFFKEY CAMPSITE WOOD

*SPOONBILL STIFFKEY ON SALTMARSH AT 13:35

*13 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE

*13 COMMON CRANE HEIGHAM HOLMES THIS A/NOON

*7 LITTLE GULL HOPTON-ON-SEA+BRAMBLING

*2 VELVET SCOTER W/PAST HOLME DUNES LATE A/NOON

*100 LITTLE GULL OFF WAXHAM THIS A/NOON

 

Tuesday 9th October 2012

Highlights today were 27 Jays over, 19 Black-tailed Godwits on the NWT pools, 2 Spotted Redshanks, 6 Bearded Tits, 20 Swallows, 1 Stonechat, 1 Wheatear, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Rock Pipits and 30 Redpoll sp. On the sea 1 Eider, 65 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, 56 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Skua, 20 Little Gulls, 4 Sandwich Terns and 2 Guillemots were seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREY PHALAROPE 13:45 WEYBOURNE OFF COASTGUARD COTTAGES ON SEA

*LAPLAND BUNTING HOLME OVER DUNES & LANDED IN FIELDS 16:00

*2 POMARINE SKUAS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +3 SPOONBILLS & LITTLE STINT ON FRESHMARSH

*POMARINE SKUA OFF SALTHOUSE & 2 LITTLE GULLS

*10 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE

*OSPREY BLAKENEY HARBOUR 14:00

*OSPREY HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH AT W/END CIRCLING 11:30

*OSPREY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*2 SNOW BUNTINGS HORSEY GAP THIS MRNG

*FIRECREST TITCHWELL RSPB C/PK 15:00

 

Monday 8th October 2012

Highlights overhead today were 44 Lapwings, 15 Jays, 9 Swallows, 12 Blackbirds, 9 Song Thrushes, 9 Redwings, 13 Mistle Thrushes, 6 Grey Wagtails, 74 Meadow Pipits, 6 Rock Pipits, 93 Chaffinches, 1 Brambling, and 6 Siskins. On the sea 37 Brent Geese, 4 Pintail, 5 Eiders, 525 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 2 drake Goosanders, 215 Gannets, 3 Guillemots and a Razorbill were recorded. Also of note were 600 Pink feet, 82 Wigeon, 120 Teal, 1 Ruff, 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Spotted Redshank, 4 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 4 Bearded Tits, and 3 Blackcaps.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER KELLING N/OF A149 AT KELLING WATER MEADOW 16:20

*GREY PHALAROPE OFF HORSEY +2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS & 4 COMMON CRANES

*11 COMMON CRANES WAXHAM BEHIND FRENCH'S FARM FEEDING IN FIELD 07:30

*LAPLAND BUNTING JUST S/OF HORSEY GAP FLEW ALONG DUNES OPP NELSON HEAD TRACK +JUV WHINCHAT & 12+STONECHATS

*4 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB & RED-NECKED GREBE

*8 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE

*OSPREY CLEY NWT CIRCLED OVER EAST BANK 12:55

*9 YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL THIS EVNG & SACRED IBIS

 

Sunday 7th October 2012

A good day for visual migration, notable passage birds were 465 Pink-feet, 38 Brents, 400+ Teal, 10 Snipe, 1 Greenshank, 60 Jays, 6 Bearded tits, 6 Swallows, 4 Blackbirds, 20 Song Thrushes, 32 Redwings, 4 Mistle Thrushes, 1 Grey Wagtail east, 9 Pied Wagtails, 45 Meadow Pipits, 4 Rock Pipits, 50 chaffinches, 15 Bramblings, 40 Greenfinches, 4 Siskins, 3 Redpoll sp, and 2 Crossbills. On the sea 1 Pintail, 12 Eiders, 415 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 422 Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 24 Great Skuas, 2 Kittiwakes, 18 Little Gulls, 2 Sandwich Terns and 41 Auk sp were noted. Also of interest were 6 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Spooted Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcaps, and 3 Reed Warblers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM FROM BIRDNET

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER THIS EVNG KELLING WATER MEADOWS IN NE/CORNER

*14 COMMON CRANES HICKLING AT STUBB MILL VIEWPOINT 17:30-17:50 +SHORT-EARED OWL, BARN OWL & 6+MARSH HARRIERS

*SPOONBILL OVER HUNSTANTON LIGHTHOUSE THIS MRNG & 324 JAYS

*SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST WAXHAM +2 BONXIES, 2 ARCTIC SKUAS & 13 COMMON CRANES OVER BROGRAVE FARM

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB DRIFTING EAST 12:25

*70 LITTLE GULLS PAST SALTHOUSE

 

Saturday 6th October 2012

Highlights today were 24 Brent Geese, 100 Pink feet in off the sea, 5 Eider, 200+ Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 152 Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Great Skuas, 2 adult Med Gulls, 3 Sandwich Terns, 25 Guillemots, 51 Razorbills, 1 Kingfisher, 9 Jays, 2 Bearded Tits, 2 Swallows, 1 House Martin, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warblers, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Treecreeper, 4 Redwings, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 6 Song Thrushes, 8 Pied Wagtails, 60 Meadow Pipits, 1 Rock Pipit, 15 Bramblings and 2 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER KELLING WATER MEADOWS

*1w CASPIAN GULL WHITLINGHAM LANE CP ON GREAT BROAD E/ OF ISLAND WITH LESSER BLACK-BACKS 15:45 wHEN FLUSHED BY BOATS

*3 BONXIE E/PAST SIDESTRAND THIS MRNG +189 JAY FLEW OVER

*LAPLAND BUNTING WINTERTON DUNES NNR IN SOUTH DUNES BUT ELUSIVE

*2 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL WHITLINGHAM LANE CP ON GREAT BROAD + 130 PINKFEET NW/ AT 09:15

*668 JAY OVER HUNSTANTON THIS MRNG

*9 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH+94 JAY FLEW W/ INLAND OF RESERVE BTWN 08:00 - 10:00

*LITTLE STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH +PIED FLYCATCHER IN PICNIC AREA + WHINCHAT THORNHAM MARSH

*HONEY BUZZARD OVER SWANTON MORELY GPS 11:00 +OSPREY

*OSPREY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB OVER RECEPTION AND FEN HIDES TODAY

*4 BONXIE PAST CLEY NWT +ARCTIC SKUA, PUFFIN

 

Friday 5th October 2012

A dull and blustery day, highlights were on the sea 32 Brent Geese, 38 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 4 Teal, 180 Common Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, 5 Great Skuas, 134 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, and 7 Razorbills. Other birds of note included 25 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Spotted Redshanks, 20 Swallows, 1 House Martin, and a single Rock Pipit.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER KELLING WATER MEADOWS TILL 14:00 THEN FLEW OFF

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER JUST E/OF STIFFKEY IN FLOODED FIELD S/OF A149 MID A/NOON

*HOOPOE E/OVER GREAT YARMOUTH RACECOURSE AT 12:45

*AD SABINE'S GULL OFF CLEY BEACH C/PK AT 08:00 BUT DISTANT

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS IN THE DELL THIS MRNG BUT ELUSIVE

 

Thursday 4th October 2012

Some good visual migration this morning including 11 Common Buzzards, 4 Jays, 12 Swallows, 6 House Martins, 6 Song Thrushes, 2 Blackbirds, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 5 Tree Sparrows, 15 Pied Wagtails, 100+ Meadow Pipits, 4 Rock Pipits, 4 Redpolls and 25 Reed Buntings. On the sea 39 Brent Geese, 5 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 81 Common Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Manx Shearwater, 161 Gannets, 13 Great Crested Grebes, 7 Guillemots and a Sandwich Tern. Other birds of interest included 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Spotted Redshanks, 5 Bearded Tits, a Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Treecreeper, 2 Wheatears, and 3 Twite also reported from Thornham Harbour.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER 16:44 KELLING WATER MEADOWS SHOWING WELL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 09:45 SHERINGHAM S/OVER A149 NEAR LAYBY S/OF PRETTY CORNER

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD JUST E/OF HOLT OVER HEMPSTEAD AT 15:30

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS IN NW/CORNER OF THE DELL BUT MOBILE

*LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE ON BEACH BY C/PK

*WOODLARK CLEY W/OVER THE HANGS 09:45 TO 12:45+278+JAYS

 

Wednesday 3rd October 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER 18:14 KELLING WATER MEADOWS

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 15:00 WELLS WOODS AT THE DELL

*11 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+LITTLE STINT, 3 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 3 WHINCHAT

*LITTLE STINT HOLME DUNES ON BEACH BY GOLF COURSE

*8 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL CLEY NWT THIS EVNG 

*JUV OSPREY STRUMPSHAW FEN

*3 CURLEW SANDPIPERS BREYDON WATER

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF BLAKENEY POINT

 

Tuesday 2nd October 2012

A blustery day, main highlights were 1500+ Pink-feet, 20 Brent Geese past. On the sea, 3 Eider, 262 Common Scoters, 5 Red-throated Divers, 65 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Arctic and 1 Great Skua, 3 Sandwich Terns and 54 Auk sp. Other birds of interest included 3 Little Egrets, 24 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Spotted Redshanks, a Kingfisher, a Cetti's Warbler, a Tree Pipit south over Redwell Marsh, a Rock Pipit and a Redpoll sp over the dunes, and a single Lapland Bunting over calling at Gore Point.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w CASPIAN GULL CLEY NWT THIS EVNG

*3 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS WELLS WOODS

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER E/OF CLEY AT WALSEY HILLS NOA WITH TIT FLOCK 15:05

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER KELLING AT HOLT MEDICAL PRACTICE BY C/PK 08:35

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER STIFFKEY IN CAMPSITE WOOD THIS A/NOON & LAPLAND BUNTING BTW STIFFKEY & MORSTON

*10 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +LITTLE STINT & CURLEW SANDPIPER

*3 SPOONBILLS BLAKENEY POINT FLEW PAST HALFWAY HOUSE 16:15

*7 COMMON CRANES HICKLING AT STUBB MILL VIEWPOINT 11:00

*SACRED IBIS SALTHOUSE OPP DUN COW PUB 16:35

 

Monday 1st October 2012

Highlights today included 2 Spotted Redshanks, an adult Med Gull, 3 Swifts, 2 Redstarts, 2 Wheatears and a 800+ Pink feet on the grazing marsh. Seawatching produced 45 Common Scoter, 8 Red-throated Divers and 2 Arctic Skuas.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON VOLUNTEER MARSH 15:40 +CURLEW SANDPIPER & LITTLE STINT

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS THIS A/NOON WELLS WOODS IN THE DELL

*3 JUV RUDDY SHELDUCKS WELNEY WWT ON LADY FEN 15:00 & 5 COMMON CRANES

*OSPREY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

Sunday 30th September 2012

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

BARRED WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT IN LUPINS THIS A/NOON

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLME DUNES NWT IN SCRUB BY BEACH WITH TIT FLOCK

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS IN THE DELL

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 08:30 WAREHAM GREENS ALONG WESTERNMOST TRACK

*5 LAPLAND BUNTING WINTERTON NORTH DUNES

*JUV OSPREY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*9 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +PIED FLYCATCHER ALONG FEN TRAIL ALSO CROSSBILL OVER W/

*CURLEW SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB +LITTLE STINT, SPOTTED REDSHANK

*LITTLE STINT HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE

 

Saturday 29th September 2012

Highlights today were 800 Pink-feet on the marsh, 7 Brent Geese on the seawatch, together with 100 Common Scoters, 22 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Kittiwakes, 4 Razorbills, 34 Auk sp, a movement of 100+ House Martins west, and a juvenile Redstart was on the fence near the Observatory early afternoon.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*TAWNY PIPIT SALTHOUSE FLEW S/OVER GRAMBOROUGH HILL LANDED IN STUBBLE BUT NOT SEEN AGAIN

*COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT FROM FRIEND'S HIDE 

*NO SIGN OF BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER HAPPISBURGH 

*2+ YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOOD IN THE DELL

*8 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH+LITTLE STINT

*LITTLE STINT HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE

*OSPREY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB 14:24 IN TREE E/ OF TOWER HIDE BUT DISTANT

 

Friday 28th September 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CITRINE WAGTAIL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH FROM PARRINDER HIDE AT 11:45

*JUV WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER 08:15 BREYDON WATER AT E/END

*JUV BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER  HAPPISBURGH IN SOWN FIELD E/OF LIGHTHOUSE AT 18:05.USE PAY&DISPLAY C/PK 

*GLOSSY IBIS WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS TILL 11:45 THEN FLEW S/

*BARRED WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT IN LUPINS 

*RICHARD'S PIPIT SHERINGHAM OVER NW/END OF ESPLANADE

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 15:30 WELLS WOODS NEAR THE DELL WITH TIT FLOCK

*5 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT NEAR VISITOR CENTRE

 

Thursday 27th September 2012

Highlights today were a Firecrest tapped and ringed, a Pied Flycatcher, Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler, 4 Bearded Tits, 2 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings, and 4 Siskins.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BOOTED WARBLER RPTD 1ML NE/OF BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE,200YDS SE/OF BOARDWALK IN SUAEDA BY SEAWALL EARLY MRNG ONLY+BARRED WARBLER

*RICHARD'S PIPIT HOLME DUNES IN OFF SEA AT 09:20 THEN FLEW S/ 

*AD SABINE'S GULL OFF SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK AT 15:30 BUT DISTANT

*AD SABINE'S GULL E/PAST SALTHOUSE AT 15:08

*AD SABINE'S GULL OVERSTRAND ON SEA TILL 13:15 THEN FLEW W/

*AD SABINE'S GULL E/PAST CROMER AT 12:42

*SABINE'S GULL E/PAST WEST RUNTON AT 12:00

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER N/OF WELLS AT EAST HILLS

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS MIDWAY ALONG W/TRACK EARLY A/NOON

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 13:30 BETWEEN MORSTON & BLAKENEY JUST N/OF A149 AT NORTH DOWN SSI 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS MIDWAY ALONG W/TRACK AT 15:20 TF944435

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS NEAR THE DELL AT 16:00+2 REDSTART & 4 BRAMBLING

*2 BALEARIC SHEARWATER WALCOTT LINGERING OFFSHORE AT 10:20

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER PAST SHERINGHAM BETWEEN 09:35 & MIDDAY+2 SOOTY SHEARWATER, 8 ARCTIC SKUA, 37 BONXIE, 4 AD LITTLE GULL

*SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK THIS MRNG+35 BONXIE, BLACK GUILLEMOT & ARCTIC TERN

*10 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*3 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE AT MIDDAY

*FIRECREST HOLME NOA TRAPPED & RINGED, RELEASED BY RINGING HUT AT 09:48

*3 RUDDY SHELDUCK WELNEY WWT

 

Wednesday 26th September 2012

There was no sign of the Red-breasted Flycatcher today but the Rose-coloured Starling was seen on the lavender marsh between the payhut and the Golf Course again today. Other birds of note were 192 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 37 Gannets, a Spotted Redshank, an adult Med Gull, a Swift, 2 Bearded Tits around the Broadwater, the Yellow-browed Warbler which was seen and heard, 4 Whitethroats, 6 Song Thrushes, 50+ Robins, 12 Redstarts, a Stonechat, a Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit, 150+ Meadow Pipits, a single Brambling and a Nuthatch which landed in the pines briefly and was calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BOOTED WARBLER 15:00 1ML NE/OF BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE,200YDS SE/OF BOARDWALK IN SUAEDA BY SEAWALL BUT ELUSIVE

*BARRED WARBLER BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE EARLY MRNG

*JUV ROSE-COLOURED STARLING HOLME DUNES OVER LAVENDER MARSH TOWARDS GOLF COURSE

*UNCON RPT PALLID SWIFT HOLME DUNES OVER LAVENDER MARSH BY ENTRANCE GATE AT 09:20

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER 16:52 TITCHWELL RSPB NW/CORNER OF FRESHMARSH+2 LITTLE STINT

*RICHARD'S PIPIT SHERINGHAM GOLF CLUB IN DUNES BY COASTGUARD BUILDING AT 13:15

*AD SABINE'S GULL OFF SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK AT 14:24

*7 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY 5 IN N/SECTION & 2 IN S/SECTION

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER GORLESTON CEMETERY BY LEFT PATH

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES BY HERMANUS RESTAURANT+3 REDSTART

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER E/OF CLEY AT WALSEY HILLS NOA

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 13:00 WARHAM GREENS+PIED FLYCATCHER & REDSTART

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER SIDESTRAND+REDSTART 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLME NOA

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER PAST SHERINGHAM+RED-NECKED GREBE

*5 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT E/OVER FRIENDS HIDE AT 12:20

*4 COMMON CRANE HORSEY MILL IN FIELD E/OF MAIN ROAD

*RUDDY SHELDUCK BREYDON WATER AT W/END

 

Tuesday 25th September 2012

A rather blustery day at the obs, once again the Red breasted Flycatcher was present behind the reserve on the seaward side of the footpath, along with a Yellow-browed Warbler, several Redstarts and a Pied Flycatcher.  At least one Bearded Tit was in the reeds by the broadwater. On the nearby NWT reserve a juvenile Rose-coloured Starling was accompanying a mobile flock of several thousand Starlings, and 3 Redstarts and a Whinchat were also noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BOOTED WARBLER 17:45 1ML NE/OF BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE BY SEAWALL IN SUEDA 750YDS SW/OF BOARDWALK BUT MOBILE +BARRED WARBLER IN BRAMBLES AT END OF BOARDWALK

*GREENISH WARBLER N/OF WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA AT EAST HILLS 12:00 

*JUV ROSE-COLOURED STARLING 13:35 HOLME ON LAVENDER MARSH BTW PAY HUT & GOLF COURSE

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER HOLME NOA AT BACK OF RESERVE JUST N/OF PATH IN PINES 

*AD MALE RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER 12:45 WARHAM GREENS AT N/END OF W/TRACK+PIED FLYCATCHER 

*1w RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER HOLKHAM NNR BY TRACK AT W/END OF PINES 

*RICHARD'S PIPIT 17:00 WEST RUNTON IN FIELDS E/OF BEACH C/PK+LAPLAND BUNTING

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH FROM JUNCTION OF MAIN TRACK & PATH TO PARRINDER HIDE 15:30 

*3 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY+FIRECREST 

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES+PIED FLYCATCHER 

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLME NWT NEAR SEAWATCHING HIDE 

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM NNR 300YDS FROM W/END OF PINES 11:15

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOODS IN THE DELL 

*JUV SABINE'S GULL OFF WAXHAM BUT DISTANT 

*6 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB+LITTLE STINT & SPOTTED REDSHANK

*PURPLE SANDPIPER BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE W/OF C/PK BY BOATS 15:10

*SACRED IBIS SALTHOUSE ON POOL N/OF CROSS STREET JUNCTION 14:30

 

Monday 24th September 2012 

The Red-breasted Flycatcher was present behind the Noa reserve, seaward side of the coastal footpath.  Migrants included at least 6 Redstarts, 6 Pied Flycatchers, 3 Willow Warblers, 6 Song Thrush, 6+ Brambling , a Hobby and a Yellow Wagtail. On the NWT reserve there were at least 3 Redstarts and a Whinchat. Other birds of note included single Spotted Redshank and Whimbrel.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BOOTED WARBLER EARLY EVNG 1ML NE/OF BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE BY SEAWALL IN SUEDA 750YDS SW/OF BOARDWALK +BARRED WARBLER, 3 LAPLAND BUNTINGS OVER, WOOD WARBLER & 2 LESSER WHITETHROATS

*GREENISH WARBLER 1.5MLS NNE/ OF WELLS AT EAST HILLS THIS A/NOON + BARRED WARBLER 3 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 40+REDSTART 5 PIED FLYCATCHER RING OUZEL WHINCHAT

*LITTLE BUNTING BURNHAM OVERY AT END OF GUN HILL BY CONCRETE BUNKER + BARRED WARBLER JUST BELOW GUN HILL IN DUNES, 4 PIED FLYCATCHERS & 34 REDSTARTS

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER 14:35 HOLME NOA AT BACK OF RESERVE JUST N/OF PATH IN PINES +45 REDSTARTS, 5+PIED FLYCATCHERS, WHINCHAT & TREE PIPIT

*MALE RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER WAREHAM GREENS SHOWING WELL EARLY EVNG AT N/END OF W/TRACK +2 PIED FLYCATCHERS & REDSTART

*BARRED WARBLER WEYBOURNE

*BARRED WARBLER KELLING

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE UNTIL 16:15 WHEN FLEW W/;SPOONBILL ON FORMER BRACKISH MARSH + 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*WRYNECK SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK 18:45

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER BRANCASTER BY COAST PATH+PIED FLYCATCHER HAWFINCH, 3 REDSTART

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WALSEY HILLS NOA 

*2+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS N/OF WELLS AT EAST HILLS LATE MRNG

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB BY NEW TRAIL +PURPLE SANDPIPER ON BEACH

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER GREAT YARMOUTH IN CEMETERY

*LEACH'S PETREL E/PAST SHERINGHAM 07:20 & LONG-TAILED SKUA RPTD

*6 SPOONBILLS THORNHAM HARBOUR AT W/END 11:45

*SPOONBILL WELNEY WWT ON MAIN LAGOON THIS MRNG

*FIRECREST WAXHAM AT SHANGRI-LA COTTAGE IN GARDEN

 

Sunday 23rd September 2012

The Red-breasted Flycatcher was showing in the sycamore in front of the Observatory for much of the morning but as the wind changed it moved back into the middle of the pines and was visible on the seaward side of the footpath during the afternoon. The Yellow-browed Warbler was reported early morning in the pines but not relocated during the day. On the sea 228 Common Scoters, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 134 Gannets, 4 Arctic Skuas and a Great Skua were seen. Other birds of note included over 1000 Pink-footed Geese, 60 Wigeon, a Spoonbill west, a Common Buzzard, a Merlin, a Ruff, a Spotted Redshank, 4 Whimbrel, 1 Green and 4 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 2 Bearded Tits, a Sedge Warbler, 2 Redwings, a Pied Flycatcher, 1 Rock Pipit, 15 Bramblings, 7 Redpoll sp, and a single Crossbill east.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BOOTED WARBLER 14:45 1ML NE/OF BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE BY SEAWALL IN SUEDA 750YDS SW/OF BOARDWALK BUT MOBILE & ELUSIVE

*BARRED WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT IN LUPINS 12:05

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER 15:00 HOLME NOA ON SEAWARD SIDE OF PATH IN PINES

*MALE RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER WARHAM GREENS AT N/END OF W/TRACK & YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WITH TIT FLOCK

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH & YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER BY GYPSY LANE AT N/END OF WOOD LATE MRNG

*LEACH'S PETREL PAST GORLESTON 11:10

*2 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS 11:45 WELLS WOODS IN NW/CORNER OF THE DELL

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLKHAM NEAR LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT IN PLANTATION 12:55

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HOLME NWT NEAR PAY HUT IN GARDEN OF 'SANDYRIDGE' 07:55

*LAPLAND BUNTING BLAKENEY POINT FLEW OVER LONG HILLS 08:55

*3 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT FROM VIS'CTR

*COMMON CRANE HOLT E/OVER CLEY ROAD 18:35

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF CLEY W/OF BEACH C/PK

 

Saturday 22nd September 2012

The Red-breasted Flycatcher was again present and showing in the large sycamore and alder near the Observatory building most of the day. A Yellow-browed Warbler was trapped and ringed at 7.30am, but remained very mobile and was only seen occasionally. Other birds of note included 3 Pintail, a Long-tailed Duck, a Leach's Petrel past Gore Point, a Hobby and a Peregrine, a Spotted Redshank, 1 Arctic Skua, 6 Great Skuas, a Wryneck on the NWT reserve, the long staying Barred Warbler which also showed well on the NWT, a Pied Flycatcher around the Observatory a single Tree Pipit, 60 Meadow Pipits through, 2 Bramblings, 10 Siskins, and a Redpoll sp with the Goldfinch flock. A Little Bunting was seen briefly on the East Bank and then flew off calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF ORTOLAN BUNTING BLAKENEY POINT 100YDS W/ OF LONG HILLS 

*GLOSSY IBIS WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE THIS A/NOON+2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER 2 SPOONBILL 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER BLAKENEY POINT AT W/ END OF FAR POINT, BARRED WARBLER IN LUPINS 16:55 +4 PIED FLYCATCHER

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE SPEETON FEEDING ALONG HEDGEROWS SE/ CORNER REIGHTON GOLF COURSE

*AD MALE RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER WAREHAM GREENS 16:35 AT GARDEN DROVE WESTERNMOST TRACK 

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER HOLME NOA IN SYCAMORES NEAR OBSERVATORY

*BARRED WARBLER HOLME DUNES NWT IN BUSHES BY 1ST CAR-PARK

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER HICKLING BROAD NWT AT TG421201

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER KELLING WATER MEADOWS ON TRACK JUST BEFORE METAL GATE HALFWAY TO BEACH

*4 YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WELLS WOOD IN THE DELL EARLY A/NOON

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WALSEY HILLS NOA 15:05 S/ END OF TRACK

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER THORNHAM IN BIRCHES BEHIND CARAVAN-PARK

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER CLEY NWT IN WILLOWS AT DAUKES HIDE

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER WEST RUNTON 17:15 ON CLIFF E/ OF CAR-PARK

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB LATE A/NOON BUT+8 SPOONBILL ON FRESH MARSH & LEACH'S PETREL FLEW W/

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE +2JUV LITTLE STINT

*WRYNECK HOLME NWT 18:00 ALONG PATH W/ OF PAY HUT

*GREY PHALAROPE WAXHAM ON SEA MID A/NOON THEN FLEW N/

*AD LONG-TAILED SKUA PAST CLEY-NEXT-THE-SEA 08:00 - 10:00 +9 BONXIE 3 ARTIC SKUA 

*LAPLAND BUNTING OVERSTRAND W/ THIS MRNG

*3 LEACH'S PETREL WALCOTT+2 ARCTIC SKUA 10 LITTLE GULL

*SACRED IBIS SALTHOUSE 09:55 ON MARSH N/ OF THE DUN COW

*2 LITTLE STINT BREYDON WATER RSPB FROM BRIDGE

*JUV SABINE'S GULL SNETTISHAM RSPB ON MUD FROM ROTARY HIDE EARLY A/NOON

*SABINE'S GULL WINTERTON DUNES NNR LINGERING OFFSHORE THIS A/NOON

 

Friday 21st September 2012

A weather front brought down some scarce migrants in the form of a Red-breasted Flycatcher and a Yellow-browed Warbler seen briefly with the tit flock on both NOA and NWT reserves. Also of note were a Velvet Scoter, a Red-throated Diver, 39 Gannets and a juvenile Arctic Tern on the sea, 3 Med Gulls at Thornham Channel, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 50+ Meadow Pipits through west, and the Barred Warbler in its regular haunt just down from the NWT pay hut. Two Spotted Redshanks and a Greenshank were on the west end of the Broadwater.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 GREAT WHITE EGRET SE/OVER PORINGLAND AT 08:30

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER HOLME DUNES IN PINES BEHIND NWT VISITOR CENTRE BRIEFLY c16:20 BUT VERY MOBILE

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER HOLME NOA IN SYCAMORE BY HELIGOLAND TRAP AT 14:57+YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER BUT MOBILE PARK IN NOA C/PK ON RIGHT, PERMITS FROM NOA OBS (NOT NWT VISITOR CENTRE)

*2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT+3 SPOONBILL & 8 CURLEW SANDPIPER 

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER 18:10 TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH FROM PARRINDER HIDE+2 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 2 RED-NECKED GREBE OFFSHORE

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT MID A/NOON ON NORTH SCRAPE+ 5 CURLEW SANDPIPER, SPOTTED REDSHANK

*BARRED WARBLER 09:20 HOLME DUNES NWT IN ELDERS ALONG ENTRANCE ROAD BY 1ST PARKING AREA BEYOND PAY HUT

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL+3 JUV  LITTLE STINT & BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF BEACH C/PK+ARCTIC SKUA 

*BONXIE PAST HOLME NOA+RED-THROATED DIVER, VELVET SCOTER & JUV ARCTIC TERN

*11 ARCTIC SKUA PAST SHERINGHAM IN 4.5 HRS THIS A/NOON+117 BONXIE, 5 SKUA sp., 3 PUFFIN, 17 MANX SHEARWATER, 13 KITTIWAKE, 2 LITTLE GULL & 1453 GANNET

 

Thursday 20th September 2012

A breezy mild day with regular rain, plenty of activity including 43 Pink-feet in from the east, 4 Brent Geese along the beach, on the sea 3 Red-throated Divers, 472 Gannets, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 1500 Knot, 1 Pom Skua, 1 Arctic Skua, 10 Sandwich Terns and 2 Guillemots, a Kingfisher along the Broadwater, 100+ House Martins through, a flock of 35 Linnets at Thornham Point and 2 Bullfinches in the forestry on the NWT reserve. The long-staying Barred Warbler was again showing near the NWT pay hut.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE VIEWABLE FROM HIDE ON WEAVER'S WAY LATE MRNG+LITTLE STINT & CURLEW SANDPIPER

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE BUT ELUSIVE+JUV LITTLE STINT & 3 CURLEW SANDPIPER ON PAT'S POOL

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER MIDDAY TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH FROM PARRINDER HIDE+RED-NECKED GREBE OFFSHORE AT 12:30

*3 PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT DIECTIONS FROM VISITOR CENTRE

*2 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS WELNEY WWT FROM REEDBED HIDE AT 17:00+3 JUV  RUDDY SHELDUCK ON FIELDS NEAR LADY FEN

*BARRED WARBLER 11:00 HOLME DUNES NWT IN SCRUB ALONG ENTRANCE ROAD BY 1ST PARKING AREA BEYOND PAY HUT

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK+2AD  POMARINE SKUA, 3 ARCTIC SKUA, BONXIE & GREAT NORTHERN DIVER

*8 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+CURLEW SANDPIPER & 2 GREEN SANDPIPER

 

Wednesday 19th September 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV BAIRD'S SANDPIPER RPTD TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH FROM ISLAND HIDE THIS MRNG

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER 14:00 HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE VIEWABLE FROM HIDE ON WEAVER'S WAY

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 08:30+JUV CURLEW & 2 LAPLAND BUNTING E/OVER SHINGLE BANK

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB EARLY MRNG

*3 PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT THIS A/NOON.DIRECTIONS FROM VISITOR CENTRE, OPEN 09:30 TO 17:00+3 SPOONBILL

*BARRED WARBLER 10:45 HOLME NWT IN BUSHES ON LEFT BY BEACH C/PK JUST BEYOND PAY HUT SHOWING ON & OFF

*PROB LONG-TAILED SKUA PAST HOLME NOA BETWEEN 08:05 & 11:05+2 ARCTIC SKUA & 35 BONXIE

*2 JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA W/PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK+JUV POMARINE SKUA, BLACK GUILLEMOT, 10 ARCTIC SKUA, 16 BONXIE & 6 MANX SHEARWATER 

*LEACH'S PETREL PAST HOLME DUNES AT 08:25

*3 SPOONBILL RPTD 14:10 BREYDON WATER AT W/END

*6 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+JACK SNIPE, RED-CRESTED POCHARD, LITTLE STINT & SPOTTED REDSHANK ALSO 7 BONXIE W/BETWEEN 10:00 & 11:00

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT +PURPLE SANDPIPER

*14 BONXIE PAST HOLME LATE MRNG

 

Tuesday 18th September 2012 

Highlights today at sea included single Manx and Sooty Shearwaters, 6 Eider and 8 Common Scoter. 60 Pink-feet were noted over the reserve, a Med Gull was seen at Gore Point and the Barred Warbler continued to show well. A Humming bird Hawk Moth was again noted on the Buddlia.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BARRED WARBLER 17:45 HOLME NWT IN BUSHES BY 1ST C/PK 

*2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT+3 SPOONBILL FROM LYLE HIDE

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER LATE A/NOON TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 LITTLE STINT & 11 SPOONBILL 

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER 16:50 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+3 JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER 

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER W/OVER STIFFKEY THIS MRNG 

*AD POMARINE SKUA E/OVER GRAMBOROUGH HILL 07:50

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT FROM BISHOP'S HIDE 11:20+GARGANEY & 3 CURLEW SANDPIPER 

*SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST HOLME 

*AD-SUM BLACK-THROATED DIVER W/PAST CLEY 08:45

*JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE 

 

Monday 17th September 2012 

Of interest today were 3 Spoonbills east early morning, a Kingfisher in Thornham Harbour, and the Barred Warbler again showing well on the adjacent NWT reserve. Large numbers of Gannets were again noted with 218 counted in an hour, and 4 Red-throated Divers were also seen. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BARRED WARBLER 17:50 HOLME NWT IN BUSHES BY 1ST C/PK 

*2 PECTORAL SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT FROM OBS+COMMON CRANE & 3 SPOONBILL

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE FROM HIDE ON WEAVERS' WAY 15:45+2 CURLEW SANDPIPER 

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER 14:55 TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +7 SPOONBILL, 2 LITTLE STINT & 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER 

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+9 SPOONBILL, LITTLE STINT, 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER & GREAT NORTHERN DIVER OFFSHORE

5 SPOONBILL CLEY S/ALONG GLAVEN VALLEY 07:20 

 

Sunday 16th September 2012

Four Spoonbills flew through east early afternoon and the Barred Warbler was again showing on the NWT reserve. Also of interest were a Hobby, 10 Eiders, 47 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, 285 Gannets, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 3 Arctic Skuas, 1 Great Skua, 20 Sandwich Terns and 2 Redpoll sp. A White Point was in the moth trap.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BARRED WARBLER 17:00 HOLME NWT IN ELDERBERRY BUSHES BY 1ST C/PK 

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER 13:00 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE BUT MOBILE+8 SPOONBILL, 2 LITTLE STINT & 2 CURLEW SANDPIPER

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER 15:30 TITCHWELL RSPB+13 SPOONBILL ON FRESHMARSH

*5 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT FROM VIS'CTR

*2 SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+TURTLE DOVE S/ 

 

Saturday 15th September 2012

The Barred Warbler was again seen on the NWT reserve but elusive, while 3 Spoonbills flew east along the Broadwater. Also of note early evening were 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 130+ Teal, 2 Green Sandpipers and a Spotted Redshank.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH FROM ISLAND HIDE

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY MARSHES NWT+7 CURLEW SANDPIPER (PERMIT FROM VISITOR CENTRE)

*NO SIGN OF PECTORAL SANDPIPER HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE LATE A/NOON BUT JUV RUFF +2 CURLEW SANDPIPER

*BARRED WARBLER HOLME NWT IN SCRUB OPP ENTRACE HUT 15:30 BUT VERY ELUSIVE

*2 COMMON CRANE NE/ BTWN HEACHAM AND HUNSTANTON EARLY A/NOON

*SABINE'S GULL ON SEA AT OVERSTRAND 19:00 +BALEARIC SHEARWATER 12+ ARCTIC SKUA 2 LITTLE GULL 

 

Friday 14th September 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH FROM PARRINDER HIDE AT 14:50

*PROB GREAT SHEARWATER W/PAST CLEY BEACH C/PK AT 07:10+2 LONG-TAILED SKUA, POMARINE SKUA, 4 BONXIE, MANX SHEARWATER & BLACK-THROATED DIVER PATS E/

*JUV SABINE'S GULL SHERINGHAM OFF THE LEAS BETWEEN 07:40 & 07:55

*SOOTY SHEARWATER E/PAST EAST RUNTON AT 13:05

*SOOTY SHEARWATER N/PAST HEMSBY EARLY MRNG 

 

Thursday 13th September 2012

Highlights on the sea today included 7 Bonxies, 3 Arctic Skuas and 5 Eider. On the reserve a flock of at least 20 Common Buzzards flew over the grazing marsh late morning, 85 Pink feet flew in off the sea, and a Spoonbill was also noted flying along the broad water. On the NWT reserve the Barred Warbler was again showing well by the first car park.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BARRED WARBLER 13:00 HOLME DUNES NWT IN SCRUB BY 1ST C/PK

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE FROM DAUKES HIDE AT 09:16+2 SPOONBILL OVER

*JUV SABINE'S GULL 17:15 OFF CLEY BEACH BUT DISTANT VIEWING NE/.MAYBE BETTERED VIEWED FROM SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK

*JUV SABINE'S GULL OFF SALTHOUSE ON SEA AT 11:18

*SABINE'S GULL ON SEA OFF KELLING HARD TILL 11:00 THEN FLEW W/+JUV BLACK TERN

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA SALTHOUSE ON BEACH AT c18:35 THEN FLEW W/TOWARDS CLEY

*LEACH'S PETREL W/PAST SHERINGHAM AT 17:41

*SOOTY SHEARWATER GREAT YARMOUTH OFF NORTH BEACH AT 06:55

*7 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+CURLEW SANDPIPER & RED-CRESTED POCHARD

*5 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS EVNG

*AD CASPIAN GULL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL THIS EVNG

*JUV ARCTIC SKUA SALTHOUSE ON BEACH AT 19:25

 

Wednesday 12th September 2012

A quiet day with little of note, on the sea 6 Eiders and 3 Red throated Divers were seen and single Whimbrel and Marsh Harrier were noted over the grazing marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER 16:24 CLEY NWT IN NW/CORNER OF SIMMOND'S SCRAPE FROM DAUKES HIDE

*BARRED WARBLER HOLME DUNES NWT IN SCRUB BY 1ST C/PK AT 14:30 BUT ELUSIVE

*NO SIGN OF BAIRD'S SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB BUT 4 SPOONBILL & 2 JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER PRESENT

*2+LAPLAND BUNTING OVER BLAKENEY POINT  

*8 SPOONBILL BRANCASTER 17:40 THEN FLEW W/

 

Tuesday 11th September 2012 

Highlights on the sea today included single Manx Shearwater, Black Tern and Red-throated Diver, with nine Eider also noted. A stunning all white, presumed Albino Swallow feeding over the grazing Marsh with 20 'regular birds' was a nice early morning find. A whinchat was present on the NWT reserve and a Greenshank again present in Thornham Harbour.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV BAIRD'S SANDPIPER 15:30 TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER 17:30 CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES HIDE & 10 CURLEW SANDPIPERS

*WRYNECK BOWTHORPE AT W/END OF WILBERFORCE ROAD IN BUSHES ON ROUGH GROUND

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE KELLING AT CARAVAN SITE

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER PAST TITCHWELL RSPB

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER W/PAST CLEY EARLY A/NOON +BONXIE & 6 ARCTIC SKUAS

*44 COMMON CRANES HORSEY FLEW TWDS HORSEY MERE IN 3 FLOCKS 19:00-19:40

*5 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT & 2 WHOOPER SWANS

*6 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS MRNG

 

Monday 10th September 2012  

A blustery day at the observatory, seawatching highlights included 2 Arctic Skuas and 15 Eider. A Hobby was noted over the grazing marsh, and a Greenshank in Thornham Harbour. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV BAIRD'S SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB +OSPREY & CURLEW SANDPIPER

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES' HIDE 06:15

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE WINTERTON DUNES N/OF BEACH ROAD AT W/END OF DUNES IN HOLLOW

*JUV DOTTEREL HOLME ON BEACH 12:00

41 COMMON CRANES HORSEY FLEW TWDS HORSEY MERE

*11 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB +JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER & 3 ARCTIC SKUAS PAST

*8 SPOONBILLS STIFFKEY FEN MID MRNG

 

Sunday 9th September 2012

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM FROM BIRDNET

*NO FURTHER SIGN ORTOLAN BUNTING WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES 1/4ML S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT BY LATE A/NOON

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE 11:35 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 1ML N/OF BEACH ROAD JUST N/OF LARGEST DUNES ON FENCE BY UNION JACK BEANIE HAT

*BARRED WARBLER 13:20 HOLME NWT BY 1st C/PK IN SCRUB

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE THIS EVNG +AD CASPIAN GULL, 7 YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS & 5 CURLEW  SANDPIPERS

 

 Saturday 8th September 2012 

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT FROM VISITOR CENTRE

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT 18:00 ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE FROM DAUKES' HIDE THIS +3 CURLEW SANDPIPER 3 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL PAT'S POOL

*JUV SABINE'S GULL TRACKED W/ OFFSHORE UNTIL PAST HUNSTANTON TWDS THE WASH 11:55

*BARRED WARBLER HOLME NWT IN SCRUB BY 1ST CAR PARK

*17 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH

*4 COMMON CRANE HORSEY NEAR WINDPUMP AT 16:15

*2 CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER RSPB+469 MED GULL GARGANEY

*5 TURTLE DOVE HOLME DUNES NWT THIS MRNG+WHINCHAT

*QUAIL WINTERTON DUNES NNR FLUSHED IN NORTH DUNES BUT NOT RELOCATED

*40 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE TITCHWELL RSPB IN OFF SEA AND W/ OVER VILLAGE THIS EVNG

 

Friday 7th September 2012

There was no further sign of the Barred Warbler on the NWT reserve but a young Peregrine was hunting and on the sea 3 Red-throated Divers, 71 Gannets, 2 Pom Skuas, 2 Arctic Skuas, 107 Sandwich Terns and a Guillemot were of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FORM BIRDNET

*JUV PECTORAL SANDPIPER 17:08 CLEY NWT ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE FROM DAUKES HIDE SHOWING WELL+4 CURLEW SANDPIPER & 24 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE OVER W/

*2 POMARINE SKUA PAST HOLME NOA

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL+4 JUV  CURLEW SANDPIPER & AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL . 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK ON ARNOLD'S MARSH

*19 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*11 SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN THIS MRNG

*60 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE OVER TITCHWELL RSPB AT 16:50

*58 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE W/OVER AYLMERTON THIS EVNG

 

Thursday 6th September 2012

A Barred Warbler was on the NWT reserve near the entrance gate, and seawatching highlights were 4 Teal, 10 Eiders, 55 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, 3 Fulmars, 600 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 6 Arctic Skuas, 1 Great Skua, 1 Guillemot and 3 Razorbills.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT BRIEFLY AT c17:00 ON NORTH SCRAPE THEN FLEW W/& LANDED IN BLAKENEY HARBOUR

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE AT 18:20 FROM DAUKES HIDE

*BARRED WARBLER HOLME DUNES NWT IN BUSHES ALONG BOARDWALK N/OF ENTRANCE GATE THIS MRNG+SPOTTED REDSHANK

*BARRED WARBLER 11:00 BURNHAM OVERY DUNES IN ELDERS 200YDS E/OF GUNN HILL

*22 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+12 SPOTTED REDSHANK & GARGANEY .ALSO REDSTART ALONG EAST TRAIL

*5 SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN AT 14:54

*15 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE HOLKHAM OVER BONES DRIFT

*JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER+4 SPOTTED REDSHANK

 

Wednesday 5th September 2012

A northerly blast produced some good seawatching early morning with 149 Teal, 18 Eiders, 98 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, 25 Fulmars, 5 Manx Shearwaters, 265 Gannets, 2 Pom Skuas, 20 Arctic Skuas, 3 Great Skuas, a Sabine's Gull east, 1 Kittiwake, 164 Sandwich Terns, 4 Common Terns, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Guillemot and 2 Razorbills.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD SABINE'S GULL E/PAST HOLME NOA IN 4.5HRS+2 POMARINE SKUA, 20 ARCTIC SKUA, 3 BONXIE, 5 MANX SHEARWATER & 200 GANNET PAST W/

*9 SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS AT 09:45+2 MANX SHEARWATER & 3 BONXIE

*22 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB+RED-CRESTED POCHARD, 6 GREENSHANK & MANX SHEARWATER PAST E/

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT

*JUV CASPIAN GULL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL+SPOONBILL, 5 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 9+YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 8+AD+1s

*SOOTY SHEARWATER NW/PAST WAXHAM BETWEEN 18:00 & 19:00+BLACK TERN

*CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER+SPOTTED REDSHANK

 

Tuesday 4th September 2012

Todays highlights at the Observatory  included a Peregrine along the sea wall then out over the grazing marsh, and both Common and Green Sandpipers along the broadwater. At the Golf Course a Wheatear, Whinchat and Stonechat were all noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD CASPIAN GULL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL THIS EVNG +2 JUV SPOONBILLS, 2 GARGANEY, 7 YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS & 3 MED GULLS

*20 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB +LITTLE STINT & RED-CRESTED POCHARD

*5 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT THIS MRNG +LITTLE STINT & 4 CURLEW SANDPIPERS

*SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN


Monday 3rd September 2012  

An arrival of common migrants kept ringers busy during the day; five Redpoll sp were the highlights.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BARRED WARBLER BURNHAM OVERY AT GUN HILL IN BRAMBLES & ELDERS 14:30

*NO SIGN PECTORAL SANDPIPER STIFFKEY 15:40

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA SHERINGHAM LINGERING OFF LIFEBOAT STATION 14:00 SHOWING WELL

*PROB HONEY BUZZARD SW/OVER KELLING HEATH WITH 20 BUZZARDS 11:45

*24 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB (NEW RESERVE RECORD) +2 LITTLE STINTS & 16 GREENSHANKS

*OSPREY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*OSPREY BLAKENEY POINT FISHING 09:15 THEN FLEW E/ALONG POINT

 

Saturday 1st September 2012

A very busy open day was capped off with a fabulous Barred Warbler caught and ringed at 2pm. Also of note were 18 Snipe, 10 Greenshank, 2 Swifts, 4 Sand Martins, 90 Swallows, 60 House Martins, 8 Chiffchaffs, and 1 Yellow Wagtail. A BIG THANKYOU TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART IN TODAY'S CELEBRATIONS!!

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER STIFFKEY FEN VIEWABLE FROM SEA WALL LATE A/NOON

*JUV BARRED WARBLER RINGED AT HOLME NOA NOW SHOWING ALONG EAST BANK

*20 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH+LITTLE STINT 3 GREEN SANDPIPER 2 CROSSBILL W/

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY MARSHES NWT +LITTLE STINT CURLEW SANDPIPER 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*OSPREY OVER CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS W/ THIS A/NOON

*SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN 15:25

*OSPREY ROCKLAND BROAD

Friday 31st August 2012

Another northerly blast overnight cleared all too quickly but still produced 45 Wigeon, 6 Teal, 2 Pintail, 4 Eiders, 5 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 64 Gannets, 18 Arctic Skuas, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 23 Great Skuas, 2 Little Terns and 45 Sandwich Terns.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE 17:50 SALTHOUSE E/OF BEACH ROAD C/PK 1/4ML E/OF GRAMBOROUGH HILL ALONG TRACK TO KELLING QUAGS

*BARRED WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT AT LONG HILLS THIS A/NOON

*NO SIGN OF JUV RED-NECKED PHALAROPE CLEY NWT BY MIDDAY

*HOLME NOA.OPEN DAY SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER - FREE ADMISSION & A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES INCLUDING RINGING DEMONSTRATIONS, GUIDED WALK, MOTHS, KIDS BIRD HUNT, & SECOND HAND BIRD BOOK AND REPORT SALE.OPEN 09:00 TO 17:00

*LONG-TAILED SKUA RPTD W/PAST HOLME NOA

*5 LONG-TAILED SKUA PAST BLAKENEY POINT BETWEEN 06:30 & 09:00+2 POMARINE SKUA

*5 SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST SHERINGHAM BETWEEN 05:55 & 09:00+24 ARCTIC SKUA, 16 BONXIE, c10 ARCTIC TERN & 2 MANX SHEARWATER

*TURTLE DOVE KELLING WATER MEADOWS AT 14:25+GREENSHANK

 

Thursday 30th August 2012

A late seawatch produced 8 superb Sooty Shearwaters, 18 Manx, 95 Gannets, 61 Arctic Skuas, 15 Great Skuas, 4 Kittiwakes, 41 Sandwich Terns, 44 Common Terns, 2 Arctic Terns, and 1 Razorbill.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

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

*NO SIGN OF RPTD COMMON ROSEFINCH HOLME DUNES NWT.DETAILS FROM VISITOR CENTRE

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA PAST SHERINGHAM BETWEEN 16:25 & 18:25+53 ARCTIC SKUA & 30 BONXIE

*4 POMARINE SKUA PAST BLAKENEY POINT BY 19:00+78 ARCTIC SKUA & 50 BONXIE

*13 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 LITTLE STINT & CURLEW SANDPIPER ALSO 2 MANDARIN ON GRAZING MEADOW POOL

*6 SOOTY SHEARWATER PAST HOLME NOA THIS EVNG+60 ARCTIC SKUA, 15 BONXIE, 16 SKUA SP.16 MANX SHEARWATER & 2 ARCTIC TERN

*OSPREY W/PAST BLAKENEY POINT AT 09:33

*OSPEY W/PAST HOLKHAM GAP AT 10:55 

*2 PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON BRACKISH POOL W/OF N/END OF EAST BANK AT 11:00

*HOLME NOA.OPEN DAY SATURDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER - FREE ADMISSION & A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITIES INCLUDING RINGING DEMONSTRATIONS, GUIDED WALK, MOTHS, KIDS BIRD HUNT, & SECOND HAND BIRD BOOK AND REPORT SALE.OPEN 09:00 TO 17:00

 

Wednesday 29th August 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*OPEN DAY HOLME NOA SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER, 09:00 TILL 17:00 FREE ADMISSION, BIRD RINGING, MOTH TRAPS & MORE ALL WELCOME

*9 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 LITTLE STINT

*SPOONBILL BLAKENEY POINT AT 12:15

*OSPREY S/OVER BRADWELL AT 09:57

*7 BLACK TERN WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE

*GARGANEY CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL+2 LITTLE STINT ON NORTH SCRAPE & CURLEW SANDPIPER SIMMONDS SCRAPE

 

Tuesday 28th August 2012

Once again a large number of Ringed Plover (104), were present on the beach, with an adult Yellow-legged Gull found in amongst a loafing group of Herring Gulls. Four Common Sandpipers were present in Thornham Harbour and a single Whimbrel was noted over the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREENISH WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT IN PLANTATION & 2 PIED FLYCATCHERS

*WRYNECK KELLING WATER MEADOWS ON POST BY POOL 09:30 BUT NO FURTHER SIGN

NORFOLK

*3 CASPIAN GULLS CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL THIS EVNG +3 SPOONBILLS & 11 YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS

*14 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB +LITTLE STINT & 20 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*10+SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT +2 AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS ON PAT'S POOL & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*OSPREY BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH 14:20

 

Monday 27th August 2012 

Highlights today included a 2nd summer Med Gull, with sea watching producing counts of 318 Gannets, several Arctic Skuas and good counts of waders on the beach that included 103 Ringed Plover, 137 Oystercatchers, 43 Sanderling,28 Grey Plover and 2 Greenshank. 3 Spoonbills were present early morning in Thornham Harbour along with 80 Golden Plover, 20 Snipe and a Greenshank.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREENISH WARBLER 14:45 BLAKENEY POINT IN PLANTATION BUT ELUSIVE

*21 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB +FEM GARGANEY, 23 SPOTTED REDSHANKS & GREEN SANDPIPER

*OSPREY BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

 

Sunday 26th August 2012

A dramatic northwesterly blast last night produced seabirds and passerines with highlights including 1 Wigeon, 21 Teal, 3 Eiders, 16 Common Scoters, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Red-throated Diver, 18 Fulmars, 20 Manx Shearwaters, 200 Gannets, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 72 Arctic Skuas, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 13 Great Skuas, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Little Gull, 1 Med Gull, 1 Black Tern, 115 Sandwich Terns, 38 Common Terns and 1 Arctic Tern. On migration and around the reserve were 26 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 80 Swallows, 8 Chiffchaffs, 10 Willow Warblers, 9 Blackcaps, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers, 6 Reed Warblers, 2 Pied Flycatchers, 1 Yellow Wagtail west, and 3 Wheatears in the dunes on the NWT reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

 GREENISH WARBLER 17:35 BLAKENEY POINT BY BOARDWALK FROM HOUSES TO HIDE IN BUSHES SHOWING WELL

*GREAT / CORY'S SHEARWATER E/PAST BLAKENEY POINT BY 08:40 & 4+LONG-TAILED SKUAS

*PROB GREAT SHEARWATER PAST SHERINGHAM BY 10:00 +6 LONG-TAILED SKUAS, 2 SOOTY SHEARWATERS & 60 ARCTIC SKUAS

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER E/PAST SHERINGHAM 19:40 & 4 BONXIES

*JUV LONG-TAILED SKUA PAST HOLME NOA 05:55-12:55 +2 PROB LONG-TAILED SKUAS, 12 BONXIES, 62 ARCTIC SKUAS, 19 SKUA SP, 20 MANX S'WTRS, BLACK TERN, ARCTIC TERN, LITTLE GULL, KITTIWAKE, MED GULL, GOLDENEYE & 200 GANNETS

*8 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT +JUV YELLOW-LEGGED GULL ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE & 4 LITTLE STINTS FROM SWAROVSKI HIDE

*SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN THIS A/NOON

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB +2 LITTLE STINTS & 5 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*SPOONBILL BRANCASTER STAITHE 15:50

*3 WOOD SANDPIPERS CANTLEY BEET FACTORY +40 GREEN SANDPIPERS & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

 

Saturday 25th August 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

* POSS SPOTTED CRAKE CLEY NWT 09:40 (HEARD ONLY) WEST SIDE OF WEST BANK JUST S/ OF MEMORIAL SEAT

*4 WOOD SANDPIPER HICKLING BROAD NWT 07:00 ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE+GARGANEY

*3 LITTLE STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH+10 SPOONBILL WOOD SANDPIPER (3 CROSSBILL TREE PIPIT OVER W/)

*7 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+LITTLE STINT AD CURLEW SANDPIPER + PIED FLYCATCHER BEHIND DAUKES' HIDE

*JUV DOTTEREL BLAKENEY POINT UNTIL FLUSHED MID A/NOON+ROSEATE TERN (AD + JUV) OFFSHORE + 2 PIED FLYCATCHER

 

Friday 24th August 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MONTAGU'S HARRIER W/OVER CLEY NWT+2 PIED FLYCATCHER 

*18 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 LITTLE STINT, CURLEW SANDPIPER & 15 SPOTTED REDSHANK 

*FEM GOSHAWK NEW COSTESSY OVER WINSFORD WAY 12:00

*4 WOOD SANDPIPER HICKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE FROM HIDE ON WEAVERS WAY+3 GARGANEY 

*AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL WHITLINGHAM CP

*3 PIED FLYCATCHER WARHAM GREENS 

*3 PIED FLYCATCHER BLAKENEY POINT IN PLANTATION

 

Thursday 23rd August 2012

Some raptor migration took place with an Osprey through east, and a kettle of twelve Buzzards over Holme church drifting off west. Also of interest were 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 8 Whimbrel, one Common and one Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshanks, 9 Arctic Skuas offshore, 2 Turtle Doves, a Kingfisher, 4 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Whitethroats, 6 Sedge Warblers, and 6 Reed Warblers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HONEY BUZZARD OVER CANTLEY MARSHES+OSPREY OVER BUCKENHAM AT 14:15

*15 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 LITTLE STINT & CURLEW SANDPIPER

*2 JUV CASPIAN GULL SE/OF KING'S LYNN AT BLACKBOROUGH END TIP THIS MRNG+7+ YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 

*OSPREY HOLME NOA OVER THE OBS AT 09:22 DRIFTING/E

*LITTLE GULL SALTHOUSE OFF C/PK AT 14:00

*SPOTTED REDSHANK BREYDON WATER

 

Wednesday 22nd August 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BARRED WARBLER RPTD WARHAM GREENS IN BUSHES NEAR WHIRLIGIG BUT ELUSIVE

*22 SPOONBILL 12:40 TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+3 LITTLE STINT & CURLEW SANDPIPER 

*10 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH

*7 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT BUT MOBILE AT 08:20+JUV BLACK TERN, 2 WOOD SANDPIPER, 2JUV  LITTLE STINT & SPOTTED REDSHANK ON NORTH SCRAPE

 

Tuesday 21st August 2012 

A notable movement of Swallows and House Martins today, with birds noted flying west over the Observatory all morning accompanied by small numbers of Swifts. Seawatching produced 1 Red-throated Diver, and other birds of note during the day included 3 Spoonbill and 3 Arctic Skuas in Thornham Harbour and Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Green and Common Sandpipers around the Broadwater.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER 09:00 SNETTISHAM RSPB ON PIT FROM SHORE HIDE+2 CURLEW SANDPIPER, LITTLE STINT & 2 SPOONBILL OVER

*4 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH. 2JUV  LITTLE STINT ON NORTH SCRAPE+2 JUV GRAGANEY,2 SPOTTED REDSHANK & YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 

*2 SPOONBILL 10:18 TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 LITTLE STINT & CURLEW SANDPIPER

*3 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE MID A/NOON+AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL ON PAT'S POOL

*3 SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN

*3 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT ON LADY FEN

*2 WOOD SANDPIPER 07:30 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*14+YELLOW-LEGGED GULL 7AD+3S+21S+2JUV CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE THIS EVNG+2 MED GULL

Monday 20th August 2012

Highlights on the guided walk today included 4 Spoonbills, 2 Greenshanks and 2 Hobby. Other birds recorded during the day of note were 2 Green Sandpipers, a Kingfisher and a Yellow Wagtail. Birds seen during seawatches included 2 Arctic Skuas, 24 Common Scoter and 3 Eider. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 HONEY BUZZARDS WELLS CIRCLING OVER TOWN CENTRE 11:15

*HONEY BUZZARD E/OVER SALTHOUSE 10:05

*10 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB +2 LITTLE STINTS & 2 LITTLE GULLS

*OSPREY THORNHAM FLEW OUT TO SEA THIS A/NOON

 

Sunday 19th August 2012

Another hot and sunny day, a light north easterly was a pleasant change from Saturday. Highlights were 2 Pied Flycatchers still in the pines early morning, 8 Spoonbills, 6 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 2 Green Sandpipers, 2 Greenshanks, an Arctic Skua, 2 Blackcaps, 6 Whitethroats, 4 Sedge Warblers, 8 Reed Warblers, 1 Treecreeper and a Peregrine.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*16 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB +6 LITTLE STINTS & 9 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*8 SPOONBILLS HOLME NOA & 2 PIED FLYCATCHERS

*SOOTY SHEARWATER E/PAST SHERINGHAM 13:35

*OSPREY BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB 08:40 THEN FLEW TWDS BUCKENHAM CARRS

*6 WOOD SANDPIPERS HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE +CURLEW SANDPIPER & GARGANEY

*2 LITTLE GULLS BREYDON WATER RSPB THIS MRNG

*FEM MANDARIN TITCHWELL RSPB ON 1st POOL LEFT OF PATH 09

 

Saturday 18th August 2012

A very hot and sunny day, highlights were 2 Gannets, a Hobby through east, 3 Greenshanks, 1 Arctic Skua, 60 Sandwich Terns, 4 Common Terns, 50+ Swallows, 30 House Martins, 6 Willow Warblers, 6 Whitethroats, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warblers, and 3 Pied Flycatchers in the pines. In the evening 2 Spoonbills dropped in near the village hides and 2 Yellow Wagtails and a Sand Martin were with around 200 Swallows attracted to the Car Park area.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

3 COMMON CRANE HORSEY 08:45 IN FIELD NEAR NELSON HEAD

 

Friday 17th August 2012

Birds of interest today included a Black Terns and a first summer Little Gull on the beach opposite the Golf Course, 3 Arctic Skuas & 6 Gannets offshore, and Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Garden Warbler and 2 Pied Flycatchers in the shelter of the pines north of the footpath.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HONEY BUZZARD SE/OVER THORPE MARSHES TOWARDS HADDISCOE AT 16:30

*15 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+20 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*4 LITTLE STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+CURLEW SANDPIPER & PIED FLYCATCHER IN BUSHES BY BEACH BOARDWALK

*13 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS A/NOON

*c5 PIED FLYCATCHER HOLME DUNES THIS MRNG

*4 PIED FLYCATCHER BLAKENEY POINT THIS A/NOON+2 WHINCHAT

 

Thursday 16th August 2012

Seawatching today produced 1 Eider, 5 Fulmars, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Arctic Skuas, a Med Gull, 7 Little Terns, 275 Sandwich Terns, 51 Common Terns and 9 Arctic Terns. Also of note were a female Peregrine over the beach, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 8 Swifts, 45 Swallows, and 4 Pied Flycatchers at the west end of the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BARRED WARBLER SEA PALLING AT N/END OF MARRAMS 100YDS N/OF THE EYRIE+PIED FLYCATCHER

*WRYNECK SEA PALLING

*POMARINE SKUA OFF HEMSBY EARLY MRNG 

*HONEY BUZZARD CLEY OVER THREE SWALLOWS PUB AT 20:15.BN

*19 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+7 LITTLE STINT, CURLEW SANDPIPER & 4 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*AD CASPIAN GULL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL THIS EVNG+5 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL & JUV MED GULL . 3 JUV LITTLE STINT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE+AD CURLEW SANDPIPER, SPOTTED REDSHANK & 14 LITTLE RINGED PLOVERS

*WOOD SANDPIPER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB THIS MRNG

*AD LITTLE STINT BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*2 RUDDY SHELDUCK SNETTISHAM RSPB+CURLEW SANDPIPER

 

Wednesday 15th August 2012

A Common Sandpiper was calling near the Broadwater, and in the afternoon bad weather produced a handful of migrants including 4 Pied Flycatchers and a Redstart.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD BALTIC GULL (UNRINGED) CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT DUSK+4 SPOONBILL, 2 LITTLE STINT, WOOD SANDPIPER & 11 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

*IMM PURPLE HERON FRITTON MARSHES FLUSHED BY BOAT ALONG BURGH CASTLE REACH AT 14:20 & FLEW TO FIELDS W/OF RIVER

*BARRED WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT BETWEEN HALFWAY HOUSE & BOATS IN SUEDA JUST S/OF CORDENED OFF AREA BUT ELUSIVE

*WRYNECK 17:47 BLAKENEY POINT AT YANKEE RIDGE

 

Tuesday 14th August 2012

More unusual birds today included a Cuckoo, which did several circuits around the pines and a Pied Flycatcher which appeared later in the afternoon. Six Spoonbill flew over the observatory,  and calling Green Sandpiper (2), Greenshank and Spotted Redshank were all noted flying over the broadwater. A large count of 105 Ringed Plover was made on the beach and 4 Eider were on the sea.

NORFOLK NEWS FORM BIRDNET

*JUV ROSEATE TERN SE/PAST SEA PALLING THIS EVNG & JUV YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

*15 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB LATE MRNG & CURLEW SANDPIPER

*6 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL & 2 LITTLE STINTS ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE

*2 BLACK TERNS BREYDON WATER ON SOUTH WALL OPP FARM

 

Monday 13th August 2012 

Seawatching today produced 10 Gannet, 80 Sandwich and 28 Common Tern, and on the beach a count of 67 Ringed Plovers was noteworthy. Several Whimbrel and a Spoonbill were seen over the grazing marsh, a single Green Sandpiper was seen in flight over the Broadwater and a calling Crossbill was around the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

ICTERINE WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT IN PRIVATE AREA +POMARINE SKUA PAST, 19 BLACK TERNS & 12 PIED FLYCATCHERS

JUV CASPIAN GULL 3MLS ENE/OF BECCLES AT ALDEBY TIP 16:30 & 3 YELLOW-LEGGED GULLS

*18 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB

*SPOONBILL HOLME FLEW OVER MARSH

*SOOTY SHEARWATER E/PAST TRIMINGHAM 09:05 & 2 PIED FLYCATCHERS IN CLIFFTOP WOOD

*JUV BLACK TERN ORMESBY BROAD 14:00

*JUV BLACK TERN SHERINGHAM FLEW IN OFF SEA & OVER TOWN 11:20

*2 SACRED IBISES HICKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE & 2 GARGANEY

 

Sunday 12th August 2012

A Curlew Sandpiper was present on the NWT pools, and 3 Whimbrels, 1 Green Sandpiper, a Cuckoo, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 1 Reed Warbler, and 2 Pied Flycatchers were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

JUV RED-BACKED SHRIKE BLAKENEY POINT IN DUNES

AD POMARINE SKUA SE/PAST SEA PALLING +SOOTY SHEARWATER, 10 BLACK TERNS, PUFFIN, BONXIE & 6 ARCTIC SKUAS

17 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB +WOOD SANDPIPER & 2 GREENSHANKS

SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN ON W/SIDE 11:10

JUV BLACK TERN W/PAST CLEY & 5 ARCTIC SKUAS

 

Saturday 11th August 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 AD CASPIAN GULL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 20:35

*6 ARCTIC SKUA SE/ PAST SEA PALLING THIS MRNG+BONXIE TURTLE DOVE IN DUNES

*18 SPOONBILL +CURLEW SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH IN MRNG

 

Friday 10th August 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*22 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS A/NOON+SPOTTED REDSHANK & LITTLE GULL

*6 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE+AD CURLEW SANDPIPER ON PAT'S POOL

*6 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE MID A/NOON+ARCTIC SKUA & BONXIE OVER

 

Thursday 9th August 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*POSS CASPIAN TERN RPTD STIFFKEY FEN AT 18:35 THEN FLEW NE/TOWARDS BLAKENEY POINT

*BALEARIC SHEARWATER PAST WALCOTT EARLY MRNG

*20 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*159 MED GULL BREYDON WATER OFF SOUTH WALL EARLY MRNG

*DRK COMMON SCOTER 20:00 WHITLINGHAM CP AT E/END OF GREAT BROAD

*MALE QUAIL NORTHREPPS SINGING IN FIELD AT HUNGRY HILL

Wednesday 8th August 2012

Seawatching highlights today included 5 Eiders, 65 Common Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Fulmars, 10 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, 18 Sandwich Terns, 5 Common Terns and 6 Little Terns.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HONEY BUZZARD S/OF WAREHAM ENE/OVER WAREHAM CAMP AT 16:37 

*11 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS A/NOON

 

Tuesday 7th August 2012 

Seawatching today produced counts of 112 Sandwich, 83 Common and 4 Little Terns. On the reserve several Whimbrel were noted, along with both Little Egret and Spoonbill in flight over the grazing marsh. A small passge of Swifts 50+ and a similar number of Swallows were counted moving west earlier in the day.

With the sun appearing at times 13 species of Butterfly were recorded including a Brown Argus. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*11 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB

*SOOTY SHEARWATER N/PAST SEA PALLING THIS EVNG & BLACK TERN SE

 

Monday 6th August 2012

Seawatching today produced 1 Eider, 150 Common Scoter, 3 Arctic Skua, 765 Knot. Around the reserve several juvenile Sparrowhawks were noted, and on a non-birding front, both Southern and Migrant Hawker dragonflies were recorded and the moth trap contained several Pine Hawk Moths, a Satin Moth and a Flounced Rustic. 

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

ALPINE SWIFT SHERINGHAM OVER BEESTON BUMP THIS MRNG

*AD LONG-TAILED SKUA SE/PAST SEA PALLING 06:20 +5 ARCTIC SKUAS, 12 ARCTIC TERNS & JUV LITTLE GULL

*6 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 09:30 +3 CURLEW SANDPIPERS & SPOTTED REDSHANK

*5 SPOONBILLS STIFFKEY FEN THIS A/NOON & 5 CURLEW SANDPIPERS

 

Sunday 5th August 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER 10:05 SNETTISHAM RSPB AT S/END OF PITS FROM ROOST HIDE & JUV PURPLE SANDPIPER

*ALPINE SWIFT 18:30 SHERINGHAM OVER BEESTON BUMP

 *AD LONG-TAILED SKUA E/PAST SHERINGHAM

*8 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB 15:00 +CURLEW SANDPIPER & LITTLE GULL

*4 CURLEW SANDPIPERS CANTLEY BEET FACTORY THIS A/NOON

 

Saturday 4th August 2012

A pleasant but rather quiet day, 300 Common Scoters were on the sea together with 3 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas west, 40 Sandwich Terns and 5 Common Terns. Waders included 2 Snipe, 1 Common Sandpiper, 4 Green Sandpipers, and 2 Greenshanks. A flock of 7 Crossbills flew west over Redwell Marsh early morning. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALPINE SWIFT SHERINGHAM 18:55 STILL SHOWING WELL OVER BEESTON BUMP

*8 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE MID MRNG+2 GREEN SANDPIPER

*4 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL+WOOD SANDPIPER ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS A/NOON

*2 SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN THIS MRNG+3 CURLEW SANDPIPER

*5 SPOTTED REDSHANK BREYDON WATER RSPB THIS MRNG

*4 LITTLE GULL HICKLING BROAD ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE

*6 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH +2 LITTLE GULL CURLEW SANDPIPER

*4 CURLEW SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY THIS EVNG +GARGANEY WOOD SANDPIPER

*SPOONBILL SNETTISHAM RSPB OVERHEAD + LIITLE STINT CURLEW SANDPIPER SPOTTED REDSHANK

Friday 3rd August 2012

Highlights for the day included 7 Common Scoters, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 42 Grey Plovers, 88 Knot, 70 Sanderling, 15 Dunlin, 17 Black-tailed Godwits, 358 Bar-tailed Godwits, 2 Whimbrels, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, an Arctic Skua, 113 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns, a Turtle Dove, 2 Sand Martins west, and a Grasshopper Warbler.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALPINE SWIFT 20:45 E/OF SHERINGHAM NEAR BEESTON BUMP OVER CLIFFS

*8 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*3 SPOONBILLS STIFFKEY FEN 14:00 & 7 CURLEW SANDPIPERS

*3 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 09:15 +AD LITTLE STINT ON NORTH SCRAPE & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*3 RUDDY SHELDUCKS WELNEY WWT NEAR VIS'CTR

*3 CURLEW SANDPIPERS CANTLEY BEET FACTORY & WOOD SANDPIPER

 

Thursday 2nd August 2012

Highlights today were a Hobby over the marsh, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpipers and 2 Greenshank over calling, 8 Arctic Skuas offshore early morning, and a Crossbill flying east over the Observatory.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALPINE SWIFT 20:30 JUST E/OF SHERINGHAM ROOSTED ON CLIFFS VIEWABLE FROM WHITE FISH BOX BY SEAWALL 150YDS E/OF BEACH HUTS

*8 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB 16:00 & CURLEW SANDPIPER

*7 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT 10:00

*LITTLE STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*4 CURLEW SANDPIPERS CANTLEY BEET FACTORY

*WOOD SANDPIPER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB THIS MRNG

 

Wednesday 1st August 2012

Birds of note today included 69 Common Scoters, 7 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Little Terns, 40 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern on the seawatch, 11 Little Egrets at Gore Point, a Spoonbill on the NWT pools, a Turtle Dove in the dunes and a Yellow Wagtail over Redwell Marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALPINE SWIFT SHERINGHAM JUST S/OF BEESTON BUMP OVER PLAYING FIELD AT 20:45 AT LEAST (SWIFTS NOW GOING TO ROOST)

*8 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+CURLEW SANDPIPER & LITTLE STINT 

*HEN HARRIER BREYDON WATER EARLY MRNG+5 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 3 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 97 MED GULL

*AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT 14:30

Tuesday 31st July 2012 

A largely wet and miserable day, with 3 Spoonbills present on the western end of the broadwater being the highlight. The juvenile Sparrowhawks were again present and moths caught included 5 Pine Hawkmoths and 3 Garden Tigers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN GREAT WHITE EGRET N/OF BURNHAM NORTON BUT SHORT-EARED OWL 

*13 STONE-CURLEW WEETING HEATH NWT THIS MRNG

*8 SPOONBILL MID A/NOON TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+GARGANEY, 4+ SPOTTED REDSHANK & LITTLE GULL 

*SPOONBILL HOLME NWT ON LAVENDER MARSH 17:30 

*LITTLE STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE FROM SWAROVSKI HIDE 12:10+AD CURLEW SANDPIPER 

*CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER RSPB EARLY MRNG+2 SPOTTED REDSHANK 

 

Monday 30th July 2012

Highlights today included a dark phase Arctic Skua over the freshmarsh, 5 Little Egret, a single Crossbill around the pines along with several noisy juvenile Sparrowhawks. The moth traps revealed a healthy catch of 50 species including Privet Hawk moth,  several Drinkers and Oak Eggars and a Humming bird Hawk was noted around the observatory building.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*7 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT+3 AD CURLEW SANDPIPER ON NORTH SCRAPE FROM SWAROVSKI HIDE 08:40 

*6 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH  

*4 SPOTTED REDSHANK BREYDON WATER BY SOUTH WALL THIS MRNG

Sunday 29th July 2012 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*5 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB FLEW E/ LATE MRNG+15 COMMON CROSSBILL

*HONEY BUZZARD STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FLEW SW/ 11:25

 

Saturday 28th July 2012

A quiet day at the Observatory but a few interesting birds around, a Wood Sandpiper flew over early morning and 4 Greenshank and a Common Sandpiper were also of interest, a Hobby flew over the marsh and at least 2 Crossbills were again calling in the pines. A Red Kite flew high over Redwell Marsh and along the river Hun at @ 10am, while on the sea 8 Eiders, 129 Common Scoters, 10 Gannets, 30 Sandwich Terns and 3 Common Terns were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH EARLY MRNG ONLY

*MALE HONEY BUZZARD W/OVER HASSINGHAM CHURCH 12:30

*8 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB +CURLEW SANDPIPER, 5 SPOTTED REDSHANKS & GARGANEY

*4 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL +4 CURLEW SANDPIPERS ON NORTH SCRAPE, LITTLE STINT & AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE

*RUDDY SHELDUCK SNETTISHAM RSPB 14:00 & FEM SCAUP

*CURLEW SANDPIPER CANTLEY BEET FACTORY

*WOOD SANDPIPER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*5 LITTLE GULLS HICKLING BROAD FROM RUSH HILL HIDE

 

Friday 27th July 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*8 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+CURLEW SANDPIPER, 8 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 5 LITTLE GULL & 150 BLACK-TAILED GODWIT

*3 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT ON LADY FEN

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD AT 12:40

*JUV CONTINENTAL BLACK-TAILED GODWIT CLEY ON ARNOLDS MARSH

 

Thursday 26th July 2012

Fourteen Crossbills were in the east end of the pines mid morning but mobile. Also of note were a summer plumage Grey Plover west, 2 Greenshank, and 6 Whimbrels. An amazing moth catch included a Clouded Magpie, Rosy Footman, 8 Pine Hawks, 2 Privet Hawks, 3 Poplar Hawks, 6 Garden Tigers, 1 Buff Footman and 4 Kent Black Arches among a total of 88 species..

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SHORT-TOED LARK BLAKENEY POINT ON YANKEE RIDGE

*6 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+5 CURLEW SANDPIPER, 3 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 60 DUNLIN

*12 SPOONBILL 12:27 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCAPE+AD CURLEW SANDPIPER ON PAT'S POOL

*1s ARCTIC TERN N/PAST HOPTON-ON-SEA THIS MRNG+AD LITTLE GULL

 

Wednesday 25th July 2012

The highlight today was a superb Osprey hovering over the marsh at 4.10pm. Other birds of note included 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 20+ Whimbrels, 4 Greenshanks, and 2 Arctic Skuas east. Two Crossbills were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*13 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +3 SPOTTED REDSHANKS & 4 LITTLE GULLS

 

Tuesday 24th July 2012

A hot day and no breeze meant we able to open the nets, which resulted in one of the resident Grasshoper Warblers being retraped, and a rather feisty female Sparrowhawk being caught and ringed. Birds of note on the sea included 500+ common Scoters and 8 Eider, with 3 Arctic Skuas again around Thornham Harbour. On the reserve birds of note included 4 Crossbills, Common Sandpiper, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Grey Wagtail.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS MRNG BUT NO SIGN THIS EVNG & 15 SPOONBILLS

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE THIS EVNG

*RED-THROATED DIVER HEACHAM AT HEACHAM DAM

*INSECTS: 2 SWALLOWTAIL BUTTERFLIES HICKLING BROAD NWT RIGHT OF VIS'CTR THIS A/NOON

 

Monday 23rd July 2012

A hot and breezy day, with seawatching producing 10 Eider, 77 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 18 Gannet, 14 Little and 1 Arctic Tern. On the reserve a vocal Green Sandpiper was noted over the Broad water, and moths of interest in the trap included  Pine and Poplar Hawk Moths, Garden Tiger and Oak Eggar.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*13 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT THIS A/NOON

*SPOONBILL E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB+LITTLE STINT ON FRESHMARSH WITH 40 DUNLIN, ARCTIC TERN, 4 SPOTTED REDSHANK & MED GULL 

*3 ARCTIC SKUA THORNHAM HARBOUR 08:05

 

Sunday 22nd July 2012

A hot and breezy day at the Observatory, with seawatching the main highlight. 18 Eiders, a very early record of a Goldeneye flying past west, 35 Common Scoters, 3 Gannets, an Arctic Skua, 7 Little Terns, 2 common Terns and 45 Sandwich Terns were of note. On the NWT pools an obliging Spoonbill was again present.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
AD WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER SNETTISHAM RSPB ON PIT FROM SHORE HIDE 10:45

NORFOLK 

*AD ROSEATE TERN 11:00 TITCHWELL RSPB THEN FLEW OFF +ARCTIC TERN, 8 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 11 GREENSHANK 

*13 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE MID MRNG+AD CURLEW SANDPIPER, AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*3 SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN 12:00 + 30+ MED GULL

*3 SPOONBILL BURNHAM NORTON 

*SPOONBILL HOLME NWT 

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD NWT 15:30 FROM BOAT

*4 ARCTIC SKUA OFF THORNHAM HARBOUR 10:30

*4 SPOTTED REDSHANK BREYDON WATER RSPB+5 WHIMBREL

*AD MED GULL FAKENHAM ON ROOF BY MR CHIPS

 

Saturday 21st July 2012

Birding highlights were a Grasshopper Warbler reeling early morning, 6+ Whimbrel over, and 37 Common Scoters, 1 Fulmar, 11 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Arctic Skuas, 1 Little Tern, and 26 Sandwich Terns on the sea. In the moth traps 3 Privet Hawks, 4 Poplar Hawks, 2 Pine Hawks, 1 Oak Eggar, 1 Buff Footman, a Dark Sword-grass, 3 Garden Tigers, a white Satin Moth and a Pinion-streaked Snout were of special interest, out of a total of 70 species.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET TERRINGTON MARSH W/ OF ONGAR HILL CAR PARK THIS MRNG WITH LITTLE EGRETS

*12 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE UNTIL 17:00 WHEN FLEW W/+3 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH THIS EVNG+15 SPOTTED REDSHANK 3 LITTLE GULL 5 MED GULL

 

 Friday 20th July 2012

Highlights today were a Spoonbill on the third NWT pool and seawatching produced 2 Eiders, 120 Common Scoters and four Arctic Skuas, one of which was hunting over the Broadwater and Marsh late afternoon. On the reserve a male Blackcap, 2 Whitethroats, 4 Reed Warblers, 2 Sedge Warblers and 2 Bullfinches were also of note. In the moth traps 2 Garden Tigers, 2 Pine Hawks, a Poplar Hawk and 4 Small Emeralds were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN OF SUB-AD CASPIAN TERN BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB BY 10:30

*GREAT WHITE EGRET RPTD NEAR BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH BY RIVER GLAVEN BEHIND WIVETON FRUIT FARM AT 10:00

*SHORT-TOED LARK RPTD CLEY NWT BETWEEN EYE POOL & NORTH HIDE AT 19:00

*PROB PECTORAL SANDPIPER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB ON CAR PARK SCRAPES BRIEFLY THEN FLEW E/

*9 SPOONBILL 08:15 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE.  LITTLE STINT ON POPE'S MARSH VIEWABLE FROM EAST BANK+CURLEW SANDPIPER

*SPOONBILL HOLME NWT FROM 3RD HIDE MID MRNG

*10 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT LATE MRNG+2 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*2 SPOONBILL AD+JUV STIFFKEY FEN MID A/NOON

*9 SPOONBILL SALTHOUSE ON POOL N/OF DUCKPOND AT 15:40

*4 ARCTIC SKUA OFF HOLME NOA

 

Thursday 19th July 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SUB-AD CASPIAN TERN 21:03 W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH AT E/END OF  BREYDON WATER IN BAY BY LUMPS

*15 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS EVNG 

*2 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS MRNG.  AD CURLEW SANDPIPER THIS /ANOON+2 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 10 RUFF

 

Wednesday 18th July 2012

Highlights were on the sea again today, with 40 Common Scoters, 1 Gannet, 7 Little Gulls, 47 Sandwich Terns, 4 Common Terns and 56 Little Terns counted in an hour.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD CASPIAN TERN TILL 17:10 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB THEN FLEW E/OVER REEDHAM & LOST TO VIEW NO FURTHER SIGN BY 19:00

*AD CASPIAN TERN 20:55 BREYDON WATER AT E/END

*4 1s YELLOW-LEGGED GULL W/PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS AT MIDDAY

*2 ARCTIC SKUA OFF HOPTON-ON-SEA+ARCTIC TERN, MED GULL & 8 WHIMBREL PAST S/

 

Tuesday 17th July 2012 

A brighter day today, with seawatching producing 5 Common Scoter and 3 Arctic Skuas. In nearby Thornham Harbour c200 Sandwich Terns were counted along with another Arctic Skua and a single Greenshank. Moths of note today included 2 Pine Hawk moths, Oak Eggar, Drinker and a rather smart Red-necked Footman.

 

Monday 16th July 2012 

A largely wet miserable day at the observatory, with birds noted on the sea including 22 Common Scoter, 79 Sandwich Terns and 8 Gannet. Other birds of note around the reserve included the reeling Grasshoper Warbler, a Hobby and 3 Bearded Tits along the edge of the broadwater.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

VELVET SCOTER W/PAST CLEY & LITTLE STINT ON NORTH SCRAPE

 

Sunday 15th July 2012

Highlights today were mainly on the sea, where 6 Eider, 12 Common Scoters, 1 Fulmar, 8 Gannets, 375+ Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Tern, and 2 Little Terns were seen. Also of interest were a Little Egret, 480 Knot, a Black-tailed Godwit west, 8 Whimbrel, 3 Goldcrests, a Chiffchaff, and a male Whitethroat. In the moth traps highlights were 3 Privet Hawk Moths, a Pine Hawk, an Eyed Hawk, a Poplar Hawk and 2 female Oak Eggars.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

PECTORAL SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB 17:10 THEN FLEW W/WITH CURLEW

10 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE +CURLEW SANDPIPER, LITTLE STINT & SPOTTED REDSHANK

SPOONBILL N/OVER SALTHOUSE THIS EVNG

SPOONBILL BOYTON MARSHES FLEW UPRIVER

4 ARCTIC SKUAS E/PAST TITCHWELL RSPB EARLY MRNG

 

Saturday 14th July 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF SHORT-TOED LARK BLAKENEY POINT IN A/NOON (BUT 4 ARCTIC SKUA)  

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE FLUSHED MIDDAY 

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH + 16 RUFF, 14 SPOTTED REDSHANK, GREENSHANK + 3 LITTLE GULL ON TIDAL POOL + C) 2000 KNOT

*2 SPOTTED REDSHANK SNETTISHAM RSPB FROM SANCTUARY HIDE 12:25+RUDDY SHELDUCK

*SPOONBILL HOLME DUNES NWT FLEW W/ OVER PAY HUT MID A/NOON

 

Friday 13th July 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER 20:15 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE BUT ELUSIVE

*7+SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+JUV CURLEW SANDPIPER

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS A/NOON+17 SPOTTED REDSHANK, RUFF, COMMON SANDPIPER & 4 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER

*MALE QUAIL CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS SINGING IN WHEAT FIELD AT 09:45

 

Thursday 12th July 2012

Seawatching today produced 12 Eiders, 15 Common Scoters, 1 Fulmar, 3 Gannets, a Little Gull, 6 Little Terns, 44 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns. A flock of 18 Whimbrel flew over south. Highlights in the moth trap included 2 Eyed, 1 Privet and 1 Poplar Hawk.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SHORT-TOED LARK BLAKENEY POINT W/OF LONG HILLS ON BEACHWAY THIS A/NOON

*SPOONBILL STIFFKEY ON SALTMARSH AT 06:00

*SPOONBILL 15:00 TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+5 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 12 RUFF, GREENSHANK & 2,000 KNOT

*SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN THIS EVNG

*20 SPOTTED REDSHANK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 19:29+25 RUFF & COMMON CROSSBILL OVER W/

*MALE QUAIL GRESSENHALL SINGING AT DUFNER HOLE AT 13:15

 

Wednesday 11th July 2012 

A count of 530 Knot was made this morning on the beach, along  with 35 Turnstone and 9 Dunlin. A Common Sandpiper was on the Broadwater in front of the NOA hide and at least 6 Whimbrel were noted during the day.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+4 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 4 RUFF & GREENSHANK

*7 SPOTTED REDSHANK ON BRACKISH MARSH+7 LITTLE GULL ON TIDAL POOL

 

Tuesday 10th July 2012

Birds of note today included the reeling Grasshopper Warbler which could be heard on Thornham Bank. Several Whimbrel were present on the freshmarsh and a Water Rail was heard along the broadwater.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH & 6 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*MANX SHEARWATER W/PAST TRIMINGHAM THIS MRNG

 

Monday 9th July 2012 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WOOD SANDPIPER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*17 SPOTTED REDSHANKS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH AT 10:42+3 RUFF & GREENSHANK

 

Sunday 8th July 2012

A Spoonbill was on the first NWT pool, and a Grasshopper warbler was reeling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 WOOD SANDPIPERS CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH THIS EVNG

 

Saturday 7th July 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*9 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE THIS MRNG (+5 RUDDY SHELDUCK ON NORTH SCRAPE FLEW E AT 10:45) 

*UP TO 5 WOOD SANDPIPER CLEY MARSHES NWT ON BILLY'S WASH THIS EVNG

*SPOONBILL BURNHAM OVERY W/ OF BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE

*WOOD SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH+2 GREEN SANDPIPER + GREENSHANK AND GRASSHOPPER WARBLER SINGING EARLY MRNG

*WOOD SANDPIPER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*BONXIE OFF TRIMINGHAM

*MALE QUAIL BREYDON WATER RSPB SINGING IN FIELDS BY NORTH WALL THIS MRNG

*FEM GOSHAWK WELLS S/OVER HARBOUR THEN W/ 09:15

 

Wednesday 4th July 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*11 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT THIS EVNG, 10 ON NORTH SCRAPE & 1 ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE+GARGANEY ON POPES MARSH. GARGANEY ON ARNOLD'S MARSH+6 CONTINENTAL BLACK-TAILED GODWITS & SPOTTED REDSHANK

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMASH+12 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 2 RUFF & SHORT-EARED OWL OVER SALTMARSH

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF HOLME DUNES 10:26

*5 WOOD SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT AT BANK FARM

*WHIMBREL E/OVER EAST RUNTON AT 18:30

*AD MED GULL  ON CROMER PIER

 

Tuesday 3rd July 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2s CASPIAN GULL (COLOUR RINGED) CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH LATE A/NOON +8 SPOONBILLS & SPOTTED REDSHANK

*16 SPOTTED REDSHANKS TITCHWELL RSPB & 2 LITTLE GULLS

 

Monday 2nd July 2012

Seawatching today produced 80 Common Scoter, 11 Eider, 27 Little Terns and 3 Artic Skuas. Other birds of note included 73 Bar-tailed and 9 Black-tailed Godwits, and single Barn and Tawny Owls.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN SQUACCO HERON WELNEY WWT THIS MRNG

*9 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT +LITTLE GULL & SACRED IBIS E/OF EAST BANK

*6 SPOONBILLS SALTHOUSE ON POPE'S MARSH 19:40 THEN FLEW WEST

*SUM'PL MALE SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE BTW LITTLE EYE & BEACH C/PK 14:55

*3 RUDDY SHELDUCKS PENTNEY GPs OPP ASHWOOD LODGE 12:15

Sunday 1st July 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

SQUACCO HERON 16:00 WELNEY WWT FROM REEDBED HIDE. RESERVE OPEN TILL 17:00

9 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH

Saturday 30th June 2012
Seawatching today was quiet but produced 12 Eiders, 120 Common Scoters, 41 Little Terns, 5 Sandwich Terns, and 3 Common Terns. 28 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Cuckoo, a Tawny Owl, 3 Goldcrests, a Grasshopper Warbler, a Siskin and 2 Crossbills were also recorded.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
SQUACCO HERON WELNEY WWT 17:20 FROM REEDBED HIDE THO ELUSIVE. RESERVE OPEN 09:30-17:00. ADMISSION £7.30 NON-MEMBERS
ALPINE SWIFT BLAKENEY POINT FLEW S/W AT 09:10 IT OR ANOTHER DRIFTED E/ BEHIND WALSEY HILLS AND NORTH FORELAND WOODS 09:59
 8 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT 08:30

Friday 29th June 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*8 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE+SPOTTED REDSHANK ON NORTH SCRAPE
*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+8 LITTLE GULL, 20 SPOTTED REDSHANK & ARCTIC SKUA 

Thursday 28th June 2012
Highlights today included a vocal flock of at least nine Crossbills frequenting the pines between the Observatory and the NWT Reserve. Small numbers of Gannets and Terns were noted on the seaweatrch, and the moth traps contained several Small Elephant, Privet and Pine Hawkmoths plus a Drinker moth.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*HONEY BUZZARD SHERINGHAM IN OFF SEA & FLEW INLAND OVER PROMENADE AT c18:45
*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+5 LITTLE GULL, 5 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 1s MED GULL
*3 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT AT 16:15
*SACRED IBIS SALTHOUSE N/OF A149 BY IRON ROAD THIS A/NOON
*9 COMMON CROSSBILL HOLME NWT IN PINES

Wednesday 27th June 2012 
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
NO FURTHER SIGN OF AD PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE BY 19:45
SPOTTED REDSHANK BREYDON WATER EARLY MRNG+2 LITTLE GULL
SACRED IBIS E/OF CLEY AT WALSEY HILLS NOA

Tuesday 26th June 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*AD PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE & SACRED IBIS ON POPE'S MARSH
*GREAT WHITE EGRET BURNHAM NORTON FLEW E/OVER NORTON BROAD 11:45
*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +8 SPOTTED REDSHANKS & 10 LITTLE GULLS
*2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF CLEY W/OF BEACH C/PK CLOSE INSHORE 13:15

Monday 25th June 2012
Seawatching today produced counts of 114 Common Scoters, 45 Gannet, 42 Little Tern and 9 Eider. Birds of note on the reserve included single Crossbill, Stonechat and once again the reeling Grasshopper Warbler on Thornham Bank.

Sunday 24th June 2012 
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
AD PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE +11 SPOONBILLS & WOOD SANDPIPER
 *SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB THIS MRNG
*SACRED IBIS BTW CLEY & SALTHOUSE N/OF A149

Saturday 23rd June 2012
A blustery but fine day, with highlights including 3 Cuckoos and a female Stonechat. Birds noted on the seawatch included 334 Sandwich Terns west, 10 Gannet, 8 Fulmar and a 1st summer Little Gull. Waders on the beach included 41 Bar-tailed Godwit and 24 Turnstone.
 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*AD PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER CLEY NWT 20:00 ON NORTH SCRAPE
*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT
*3 SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN MID-A/NOON+2 SPOTTED REDSHANK
*3 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 20:00 +7 SPOTTED REDSHANK + 1S LITTLE GULL A/NOON
*9 SPOTTED REDSHANK TITCHWELL RSPB MID-A/NOON+16 LITTLE GULL

Friday 22nd June 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*AD PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER 20:15 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+SPOONBILL, 2 LITTLE GULL, 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, GREENSHANK & GREEN SANDPIPER
*3 SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN

Thursday 21st June 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*3 AD ROSE-COLOURED STARLING RPTD SCRATBY AT 09:10
*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+4 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 14 LITTLE GULL

Wednesday 20th June 2012 
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*SPOONBILL BREYDON WATER EARLY A/NOON THEN FLEW S/ 
*4 SPOTTED REDSHANK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH
*AD MED GULL HOLT BY GROVE LANE 10:00 TO 11:00 
*SACRED IBIS CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH MID MRNG

Tuesday 19th June 2012 
Another quiet day with the only bird of note being the Grasshopper Warbler that continues to sing from Thornham Bank. The Moth trap held several moths of note including a Fox moth and several Setaceous Hebrew Characters.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*BEE-EATER HUNSTANTON FLEW E/OVER LIGHTHOUSE 19:30
*RED-BACKED SHRIKE BLAKENEY POINT IN PLANTATION
*5 SPOONBILLS STIFFKEY FEN
*SPOONBILL THORNHAM MARSH
*117 CROSSBILLS W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB THIS MRNG

Monday 18th June 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
FEM BLACK-WINGED STILT WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE
SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

Sunday 17th June 2012 
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
FEM BLACK-WINGED STILT 14:45 WELNEY WWT FROM FRIEND'S HIDE+2 GARGANEY FROM OBS
SPOONBILL BURNHAM OVERY DUNES ON POOL 12:30 
QUAIL E/OF EASTGATE IN FIELD S/OF BUXTON ROAD 13:10

Saturday 15th June 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*FEM BLACK-WINGED STILT 16:00 WELNEY WWT NW/OF LYLE HIDE IN VEGETATION BUT ELUSIVE
*ROSEATE TERN BRANCASTER FISHING 16:30 THEN FLEW TWDS SCOLT HEAD
*4 SPOONBILLS STIFFKEY ON FRESHMARSH 06:15
*SPOONBILL W/OVER SHERINGHAM THIS MRNG
*QUAIL STIFFKEY BY MINOR ROAD TO COCKTHORPE AT TOP OF 1st HILL E/OF STIFFKEY BEFORE TURNING TO BINHAM ON S/SIDE OF ROAD OPP DOUBLE GATES MARKED 'CONSERVATION AREA' 12:55 & RED KITE OVER

Friday 15th June 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*FEM BLACK-WINGED STILT WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE
*NO SIGN OF WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN RANWORTH BROAD AT 08:00

Thursday 14th June 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN 19:50 RANWORTH BROAD FROM VISITOR CENTRE
*FEM BLACK-WINGED STILT WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE THIS A/NOON
*1w FEM WOODCHAT SHRIKE WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 1ML N/OF BT EXCHANGE E/OF FENCE

Wednesday 13th June 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET 
*FEM BLACK-WINGED STILT WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE AT 14:00
*1s FEM WOODCHAT SHRIKE 19:15 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 1/2ML N/OF BEACH C/PK JUST E/OF FENCE
*POSS CORY'S SHEARWATER PAST TRIMINGHAM BUT DISTANT AT 07:20 

Tuesday 12th June 2012
The quiet conditions continued, highlights were on the sea again today with 7 Eiders, 1 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, 9 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns and 39 Little Terns of note.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*1s FEM WOODCHAT SHRIKE 19:20 WINTERTON DUNES 1/2ML N/OF BEACH ROAD ON FENCE
*SPOONBILL SW/OVER THORNHAM VILLAGE 10:15 

Monday 11th June 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*1s FEM WOODCHAT SHRIKE WINTERTON DUNES 1/2ML N/OF BEACH ROAD ON FENCE
*ICTERINE WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT AT LONG HILLS THIS A/NOON
*SPOONBILL TTICHWELL RSPB & 8 LITTLE GULLS 

Sunday 10th June 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*FEM BLACK-WINGED STILT 16:50 CLEY NWT VIEWABLE FROM WEST BANK
*1s FEM WOODCHAT SHRIKE 11:35 WINTERTON DUNES 1ML N/OF BEACH ROAD
*NO SIGN BLYTH'S REED WARBLER WARHAM GREENS BY LATE MRNG BUT SPOONBILL
*BLACK GUILLEMOT BLAKENEY POINT OFF LONG HILLS 16:30
*HONEY BUZZARD OVER SWANTON NOVERS RAPTOR WATCHPOINT
*HONEY BUZZARD GREAT RYBURGH RAPTOR WATCHPOINT 12:20
*HONEY BUZZARD OVER BREYDON WATER 09:50
*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB & DRK RED-CRESTED POCHARD

Saturday 9th June 2012
A quiet and windy day, highlights were on the seawatch where 6 Fulmars, 5 Gannets, 2 Sandwich Terns, 1 common Tern and 75 Little Terns were counted.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
MALE BLYTH'S REED WARBLER 19:45 WARHAM GREENS SINGING IN PIT 300YDS E/OF N/END OF W/TRACK BUT ELUSIVE
*EM BLACK-WINGED STILT 19:45 CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH VIEWABLE FROM WEST BANK
*1s FEM WOODCHAT SHRIKE 11:55 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES c1/2ML N/OF BEACH C/PK ALONG FENCE
*AD-SUM RAZORBILL E/PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS AT 12:40 

Friday 8th June 2012
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*FEM BLACK-WINGED STILT CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH FROM DAKES HIDE AT 20:05 
*1s FEM WOODCHAT SHRIKE 17:45 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 1/2ML N/OF BEACH C/PK ALONG FENCE
*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+LITTLE GULL 

Thursday 7th June 2012  
Sightings of note today included 13 Eider on the beach, two Grasshopper Warblers and the female stonechat on Thornham Bank. An angle shades was in the moth trap and the first Painted Lady of the year was seen. 
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*BLACK-WINGED STILT CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES HIDE AT 17:27
*1s FEM WOODCHAT SHRIKE 16:00 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 1/2ML N/OF BEACH C/PK THEN FLEW TOWARDS BEACH
*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+6 LITTLE GULL & 2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD
*HOODED CROW SALTHOUSE NEAR GRAMBOROUGH HILL LATE A/NOON
*HOODED CROW W/OVER KELLING QUAGS TOWARDS GRAMBOROUGH HILL AT 09:55
*OSPREY SW/OVER HOLME VILLAGE AT 15:25

Wednesday 6th June 2012 
A blustery though at times sunny day. Birds included a Short-eared owl over the grazing marsh early morning, the reeling Grasshopper Warbler and female Stonechat along Thornham Bank, and a steady movement of Swifts over the site principally early on. The moth trap was unsurprising quiet after a damp night, and only produced 6 species of moth including once again several Small Elephant Hawk Moths.
NORFOLK  NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*BLACK-WINGED STILT CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH AT 19:45 FROM AVOCET HIDE BUT ELUSIVE
*BEE-EATER N/OVER WINTERTON NORTH DUNES AT 15:06
*FEM WOODCHAT SHRIKE 20:15 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 1/2 N/OF BEACH C/PK BUT ELUSIVE IN POOR WEATHER
 *6 SPOONBILL 11:30 CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH VIEWABLE FROM WEST BANK
*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+29 LITTLE GULL
*HOODED CROW EAST RUNTON OVER WYNDHAM HOLIDAY PARK AT 10:45

Tuesday 5th June 2012 
A rather grey and cloudy day, with at least one Crossbill present in the Pines, and several Small Elephant and Eyed Hawk moths in the moth trap. 
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*FEM WOODCHAT SHRIKE 15:45 WINTERTON DUNES 1/2ML N/OF BEACH C/PK BTW FENCE & DUNES IN SCRUB
*TEMMINCK'S STINT WELNEY WWT ON MAIN LAGOON
HONEY BUZZARD 1ML S/OF SOUTH CREAKE FLEW WEST 17:20
*6 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH 11:10
*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB +21 LITTLE GULLS & 2 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS
*OSPREY E/OVER AYLMERTON 16:15
*OSPREY E/OVER OLD CATTON 15:40
*OSPREY OVER LYNG 09:00
*30 CROSSBILLS KELLING HEATH BY RAILWAY CROSSING 11:45
*7 CROSSBILLS STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB BEHIND RECEPTION HIDE 11:05
*RUDDY SHELDUCK HOCKWOLD-CUM-WILTON ON POOL S/OF VILLAGE 16:00

Monday 4th June 2012
Nice to see the sunshine just for a while, seawatching today produced 3 Fulmars, 11 Gannets, 2 Little Gulls, 14 Little Terns, 11 Sandwich Terns, and 13 Common Terns. Also of interest were a Small Heath and an Orange Tip on the reserve, and 4 Small Elephant Hawk Moths in the moth traps.
 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*FEM WOODCHAT SHRIKE WINTERTON NORTH DUNES BY POOL BUT ELUSIVE
*4 WHITE STORK NE/OVER TITCHWELL VILLAGE AT 17:50
*TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB LATE A/NOON ON FRESHMARSH
*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB+21 LITTLE GULL
*SPOONBILL WARHAM GREENS ON MARSH NEAR WHIRLIGIG
*2 MALE QUAIL NORTH WALSHAM SINGING IN FIELD NEAR BRIGGATE AT 10:05
*BLACK TERN ROCKLAND BROAD MID A/NOON
*CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER LATE MRNG BY SOUTH WALL+71s  LITTLE GULL FLEW E/ 

Sunday 3rd June 2012
A thoroughly wet and miserable day! A Spoonbill flew through east and 9 Small Elephant Hawk Moths were in the moth traps.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*TEMMINCK'S STINT 18:55 TITCHWELL RSPB +SPOONBILL & 11 LITTLE GULLS
*SPOONBILL BLAKENEY ON SALTMARSH 

Saturday 2nd June 2012
Birds noted today included the Grasshopper Warbler and Stonechat again along Thornham bank, whilst birds noted at sea included 7 Eider, 12 Gannets and 17 Little Terns. The Moth trap once again contained good numbers of Small Elephant Hawkmoths (10), and a noteworthy Flame Wainscot. 
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*FEM WOODCHAT SHRIKE 18:50 WINTERTON NORTH DUNES S/OF POOLS 
*FEM/IMM COMMON ROSEFINCH 16:00 WELLS E/OF QUAY BEYOND COCKLE SHEDS WITH SPARROWS BUT NO FURTHER SIGN
*TEMMINCK'S STINT WELNEY WWT EARLY MRNG ONLY+DRK GARGANEY

Friday 1st June 2012 
A grey, cloudy and at times wet day, with birds of note again being the reeling and at times very showy, Grasshopper Warbler, and the female Stonechat.
 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*2 MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE DUSK HORSEY GAP 200YDS S/OF PILLBOX IN SALLOWS W/OF MAIN TRACK ALONG FENCE
*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE WINTERTON NORTH DUNES THIS EVNG
*WOODCHAT SHRIKE WINTERTON NORTH DUNES LATE EVNG
*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT FROM SWAROVSKI HIDE AT 09:50 SHOWING WELL
*TEMMINCK'S STINT WELNEY WWT ON MAIN LAGOON
*SPOONBILL WELLS W/OVER BEACH ROAD THIS A/NOON
*LITTLE STINT BREYDON WATER AT E/END

Thursday 31st May 2012 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*FEM RED-FOOTED FALCON 08:50 ROCKLAND BROAD VIEWABLE FROM PUMPING STATION W/OF BEAUCHAMP ARMS

*NO SIGN GREAT REED WARBLER CLEY NWT ON EAST BANK

*NO SIGN RED-BACKED SHRIKE HORSEY GAP THIS MRNG

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT FLEW TO EYE FIELD

*OSPREY NORWICH OVER A47 / A146 JUNCTION 11:50

 

Wednesday 30th May 2012 

Birds of note today included a Black Redstart, that spent most of the day around the observatory building along with a female Stonechat, and the reeling Grasshopper warbler still present along Thornham Bank.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT REED WARBLER 20:00 CLEY NWT JUST N/OF EAST BANK C/PK SINGING BUT ELUSIVE

*FEM RED-FOOTED FALCON 20:30 ROCKLAND BROAD AT E/END VIEWABLE FROM FISHERMEN'S C/PK AT BUCKENHAM

*NO FURTHER SIGN RED-RUMPED SWALLOW CLEY AT END OF OLD WOMAN'S LANE BY 09:10

*FEM RED-BACKED SHRIKE HORSEY GAP VIEWABLE FROM CONIFERS JUST N/OF C/PK 20:00

*GREAT WHITE EGRET CLEY NWT NEAR BEACH C/PK IN FLIGHT EARLY A/NOON & BLACK REDSTART BY OLD VIS'CTR

*GREAT WHITE EGRET BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH LATE MRNG

*GOLDEN ORIOLE HORSEY JUST N/OF HORSEY GAP 11:00 THEN FLEW NORTH

 

Tuesday 29th May 2012

The highlight today was very much the cracking male Red-backed shrike on the adjacent NWT reserve. Our moth traps finally appear to be paying dividends, with 22 Small Elephant Hawk moths, 2 Eyed Hawk Moths, 2 sharp angled Peacocks and a Bordered White amongst last nights catch.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK KITE E/OVER BLAKENEY VILLAGE 14:00

*BLUETHROAT BLAKENEY POINT AT LONG HILLS

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE EARLY EVNG HOLME NWT SHOWING WELL. PLEASE REPORT TO RECEPTION

*GOLDEN ORIOLE COLNEY GPs ON E/SIDE SINGING 19:20

*GREAT WHITE EGRET BURGH CASTLE 20:05 THEN FLEW TWDS CAISTER

*QUAIL CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS 19:00

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB +CURLEW SANDPIPER, 16 LITTLE GULLS & DRK GARGANEY

 

Sunday 27th May 2012

Another glorious sunny day, with birds of note including two reeling Grasshopper warblers, one on Thornham Bank and the other at the rear of the NOA car park.

Two Common Sandpipers were on the Broadwater and a fly over Redpoll was a bit of a surprise at this time of year. The moth trap produced 16 species, including three different Hawk moth species.

NORFOLK NEWSFROM BIRDNET

*GOLDEN ORIOLE E/OVER WEST RUNTON 05:50 

*HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS FROM WATCHPOINT 12:10 

*3 SPOONBILL SALTHOUSE THEN FLEW W/+5 WOOD SANDPIPER BEACH ROAD POOL 10:00 & RED KITE W/AT 10:55

*3 HAWFINCH DILHAM LATE MRNG

*2 WOOD SANDPIPER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+TURNSTONE 

*WOOD SANDPIPER STIFFKEY FEN THIS EVNG+LITTLE STINT

*6 CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER RSPB

 

Saturday 26th May 2012 

A glorious sunny day again, though unfortunately good birds were thin on the ground, highlights today were a Spotted Flycatcher around the observatory building, a reeling Grasshopper warbler (unringed) on Thornham Bank, and a female stonechat. The first Holly Blues were also noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*6 BEE-EATER N/OVER SEA PALLING THEN ECCLES AT c12:20

*6 BEE-EATER WAXHAM N/OVER SHANGRI-LA AT 12:14

*6 BEE-EATER N/OVER BRADWELL AT c11:30

*2 BEE-EATER S/OVER HICKLING BROAD NWT AT c13:40

*SERIN S/OF FAKENHAM S/OVER COLKIRK AT 16:05

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT FROM BISHOP HIDE SHOWING WELL

*MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER NW/OF BREYDON WATER N/OVER A47 AT 08:30+SHORT-EARED OWL

*AD SPOONBILL 12:50 TITCHWELL RSPB+FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD, 11 LITTLE GULL & 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER

*2 WOOD SANDPIPER WEST RUNTON W/OVER CLIFFTOP C/PK AT 06:00

*WOOD SANDPIPER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB ON POOL E/OF WINDPUMP

*FIRECREST GREAT YARMOUTH IN ST.NICHOLAS CHURCHYARD  NEAR NORTHGATE STREET GATE AT 09:45

*TURNSTONE PENTNEY GPS AT 16:25

 

Friday 25th May 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT

*SPOONBILL HOLME NOA

*2 GARGANEY CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH

Thursday 24th May 2012

The Spoonbill was seen again today and Cuckoo and Grasshopper Warbler were also noted. Moths included Green Carpet, Cinnabar, Treble Lines, Yellow Belle and Northern Drab.

 

Wednesday 23rd May 2012 

Another quiet day on the reserve with little of note, though on the adjacent NWT reserve a Spoonbill and two Turtle Dove were noteworthy. A Spotted Flycatcher was in the garden on Peddars Way briefly in the morning.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK KITE OVER KELLING HEATH 14:10

*2 GREAT WHITE EGRETS WARHAM GREENS FLEW E/TWDS STIFFKEY & SPOONBILL ON SALTMARSH

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HICKLING AT STUBB MILL FLEW SOUTH MID A/NOON

*HONEY BUZZARD DICKLEBURGH CIRCLING OVER MINOR ROAD W/OF A140 BTW DICKLEBURGH & SHIMPLING MID A/NOON TM.165.835

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB FLEW OVER SALTMARSH

*SPOONBILL HOLME NOA

*WOOD SANDPIPER REEDHAM MARSHES & DRK GARGANEY

*3 SHORT-EARED OWLS HEIGHAM HOLMES

 

Tuesday 22nd May 2012

A warm sunny day on the reserve, which unfortunately meant things were quiet ringing wise with only three birds caught, but on the plus side they were 2 Grasshopper Warblers and a Spotted Flycatcher. Other birds of note on the reserve included a female Stonechat and two unseasonal Barnacle Geese. The summery feel was enhanced by a increase in Butterfly sightings with seven species noted and the emergence of the first Large Red Damselflies. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE SIBERIAN STONECHAT HORSEY AT WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY CAMP IN SE/CORNER 500YDS NW/OF HORSEY GAP 16:30

*SAVI'S WARBLER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM TOWER HIDE EARLY MRNG. RESERVE OPEN 05:00-21:00

*1s MALE RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER 19:30 WARHAM GREENS E/OF N/END OF W/TRACK

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL +2 SPOONBILLS, 3 CURLEW SANDPIPERS & 6 LITTLE GULLS

*NO SIGN BEE-EATER CLEY SEWAGE FARM

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE FILBY BROAD AT W/END

*PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON SEA POOL E/OF ARNOLD'S MARSH

 

Monday 21st May 2012

Highlights today on the reserve included Saturday's Pied Flycatcher, a Tawny Owl once again sat out in the pines during the afternoon, a female Stonechat, two Bullfinches and 3 Whimbrel. Nearby at Thornham Harbour 40+ Brent Geese were present and a Spoonbill was also noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BEE-EATER TILL 18:45 BTW CLEY & GLANDFORD BY CLEY SEWAGE FARM THEN FLEW OFF

*SAVI'S WARBLER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM TOWER HIDE EARLY MRNG. RESERVE OPEN 05:00-21:00

*ICTERINE WARBLER 14:50 BURNHAM OVERY DUNES BTW BOARDWALK & GUN HILL IN PRIVET

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER WARHAM GREENS 50YDS FROM END OF W/TRACK 14:30

*COMMON ROSEFINCH BLAKENEY POINT ON YANKEE RIDGE BRIEFLY THIS EVNG THEN FLEW OFF

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL +CURLEW SANDPIPER & 4 LITTLE GULLS

 

Sunday 20th May 2012 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE SIBERIAN STONECHAT SALTHOUSE AT GRAMBOROUGH HILL EARLY MRNG BRIEFLY

*BEE-EATER 16:30 BTW CLEY & GLANDFORD BY CLEY SEWAGE FARM

*SAVI'S WARBLER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM TOWER HIDE EARLY MRNG. RESERVE OPEN 05:00-21:00

*PROB DUSKY WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT 800YDS W/OF CLEY BEACH C/PK IN 1st PATCH OF SUEDA 12:00 THEN FLEW S/OVER CREEK

*FEM BLUETHROAT 14:00 CLEY NWT BY SWAROVSKI HIDE & 2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS ON PAT'S POOL 09:40

*FEM BLUETHROAT BLAKENEY POINT AT NE/END OF LONG HILLS & QUAIL

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER 18:20 WARHAM GREENS 50YDS FROM END OF W/TRACK

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE THORNHAM POINT AT W/END THIS EVNG

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE 16:05 JUST W/OF CROMER BTW COAST ROAD & RAILWAY ON WASTE GROUND

*FEM RED-BACKED SHRIKE STIFFKEY 500YDS E/OF CAMPSITE BY COAST PATH THIS MRNG

*POSS BLACK KITE N/OVER OVERSTRAND 10:05

Saturday 19th May 2012

Another dull and cold day at the Obs. Highlights were a Pied Flycatcher trapped and ringed in the morning and a Tawny Owl sitting obigingly in the Pines in the afternoon. A Short Eared Owl and a Cuckoo were seen over the golf course.

 

Friday 18th May 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SAVI'S WARBLER 18:30 STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM TOWER HIDE BUT DISTANT. RESERVE OPEN 05:00-21:00

*BEE-EATER LATE A/NOON SALTHOUSE AT TOP OF CROSS STREET

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB E/OF WINDPUMP

*3 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT FROM BISHOP HIDE 09:30 +2 SPOONBILLS & 2 LITTLE GULLS

*NO SIGN DOTTEREL RINGSTEAD

 

Thursday 17th May 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SAVI'S WARBLER 18:40 STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB HEARD FROM TOWER HIDE BUT DISTANT. RESERVE OPEN 05:00-21:00

*2 GREAT WHITE EGRETS BURNHAM OVERY FLEW S/FROM RIVER BURN TWDS GRAVEL PIT 07:35

*GREAT WHITE EGRET CLEY NWT 12:00 FLEW WEST

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT FROM BISHOP HIDE & 5 LITTLE GULLS

*DOTTEREL 19:45 400YDS NE/OF RINGSTEAD E/OF MINOR ROAD TO HOLME THEN FLEW SOUTH

 

Wednesday 16th May 2012

A fine sunny day at the obs, though unfortunately few birds of note. Highlights for the day included an obvious passage of Swifts during the morning,  several Cuckoos, 7 Black-tailed Godwits, a Short-eared Owl and a Tree Pipit.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SAVI'S WARBLER 18:45 STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB HEARD FROM TOWER HIDE. RESERVE OPEN 05:00-21:00

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB & POSS TEMMINCK'S STINT BUT DISTANT

*HONEY BUZZARD ESE/OVER GLANDFORD 13:20 

 

Tuesday 15th May 2012 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET 

*POSS CAPE GANNET RPTD CLEY/PAST BEACH C/PK AT 16:09

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 18:00

LEACH'S PETREL E/PAST SHERINGHAM AT 17:35+2 ARCTIC SKUA

 

Monday 14th May 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED-RUMPED SWALLOW COLNEY GPs 08:50 BRIEFLY THEN FLEW SOUTH

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT THIS EVNG & 3 SPOONBILLS

*FEM GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL KELLING WATER MEADOWS

*OSPREY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB 14:10

*OSPREY ROCKLAND BROAD 13:10 BRIEFLY

*BLACK TERN TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE 16:25 +2 LITTLE GULLS & 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHERS ON FEN TRAIL

*2 WOOD SANDPIPERS HOLKHAM FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE 17:00 BUT DISTANT

*2 GARGANEY SALTHOUSE ON POOLS BTW PATH & BEACH ROAD C/PK 10:00

 

Sunday 13th May 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF AD MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON c3MLS SSW/OF DERSINGHAM BY A149 c1/2ML N/OF A148 BETWEEN RIVER BABBINGLEY & B1439 JUNCTION BY 12:45

*3 TEMMINCK'S STINT 11:55 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE FROM NORTH HIDE

 

Saturday 12th May 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s LITTLE GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*MALE BLACK REDSTART UPPER SHERINGHAM JUST E/OF S/END OF OLD HITHE ROAD ON PADDOCK WALL AT 17:30

 

Friday 11th May 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER CLEY NWT TILL 08:18 ON NORTH SCRAPE

*RED-RUMPED SWALLOW CLEY NWT OVER PAT'S POOL AT 15:40+1+TEMMINCK'S STINT & CURLEW SANDPIPER .4 SPOONBILLS ON WHITWELL SCRAPE

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL FROM DAUKES HIDE

*POSS BLACK KITE NE/OF THETFORD AT ROUNHAM HEATH FLEW NNW/OVER A11 AT c17:10

*AD SPOONBILL HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE AT 09:30

*RED KITE E/OVER NORWICH CITY CENTRE AT 15:50

*BLACK REDSTART 14:40 CLEY NWT BY OLD VISITOR CENTRE

*1s LITTLE GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

Thursday 10th May 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE PALLID HARRIER N/OF STIFFKEY FEN OVER SALTMARSH TOWARDS CAMPSITE WOOD AT 13:30

*RED-RUMPED SWALLOW CLEY BELOW WARDENS HOUSE AT 19:50 THEN FLEW TOWARDS PAT'S POOL

*2 RED-RUMPED SWALLOW 18:39 BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH VIEWABLE FROM E/END OF FRIARY HILLS

*RED-RUMPED SWALLOW NW/OVER WAXHAM BARNS THIS A/NOON

*RED-RUMPED SWALLOW CLEY NWT OVER BILLY'S WASH AT 16:55

*FEM KENTISH PLOVER CLEY NWT W/OVER EAST BANK AT 08:15

*WRYNECK SNETTISHAM RSPB IN C/PK ON POST NEAR NOTICE BOARD AT 14:25 THEN FLEW TOWARDS FISHING LAKE

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINT 14:40 CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE FROM DAUKES HIDE

*MALE GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD IN NW/CORNER AT 12:30

*AD SPOONBILL (COLOUR-RINGED)HICKLING BROAD NWT ON SWIM COOTS AT 15:00+LITTLE GULL

*LITTLE STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 1s LITTLE GULL

 

Wednesday 9th May 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PROB JUV PALLID HARRIER WAXHAM N/OVER CARAVAN PARK AT 13:21

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS A/NOON

*5 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH AT 08:40+2 LITTLE GULL OVER PAT'S POOL

*MALE GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT TILL 09:00 IN EYE FIELD THEN FLEW W/ONTO BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH

*2 RING OUZEL HORSEY+MALE HEN HARRIER

*5 TREE PIPITS OVER WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK

Tuesday 8th May 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*YELLOW-BROWED WARBLER 15:30 WELLS WOOD IN NW/CORNER OF THE DELL

*5 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH & WOOD SANDPIPER ON CRICKET MARSH

*MALE 'CHANNEL' WAGTAIL CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD 07:55

 

Monday 7th May 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV MALE PALLID HARRIER W/OVER BLAKENEY POINT 11:25

*RED-RUMPED SWALLOW S/OVER WAXHAM 09:30

*WRYNECK SALTHOUSE 400YDS W/OF DUN COW PUB ON PATH

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINTS 15:30 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL

*4 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH

*3 SPOONBILLS SALTHOUSE IN NEW CUT 20:40

*2 COMMON CRANES PAST BLAKENEY POINT

*2 COMMON CRANES TILL 10:00 BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH THEN FLEW WEST

*2 WOOD SANDPIPERS CLEY NWT 18:00

*SACRED IBIS HOLKHAM W/OF PINES 12:30

Sunday 6th May 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PURPLE HERON BURNHAM OVERY DUNES FLEW IN OFF SEA THEN SW/OVER A149 14:00

*MALE RED-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT 16:20 BLAKENEY POINT E/OF LONG HILLS IN SUEDA

*TEMMINCK'S STINT 15:00 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL

*WRYNECK HOLME VILLAGE RINGED IN PRIVATE GARDEN 16:50

*SPOONBILL E/OVER BLAKENEY 19:35 & 2 COMMON CRANES ON FRESHMARSH 19:15

*SPOONBILL WEST RUNTON FLEW E/OVER CLIFFTOP C/PK 07:30

*HOODED CROW SALTHOUSE S/OF GRAMBOROUGH HILL ON FLOODS

*OSPREY NE/OVER FILBY BROAD 07:45

 

Saturday 5th May 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RINGTAIL PALLID HARRIER 16:35 BETWEEN HOLKHAM & WELLS FROM A149 DRIFTING W/

*PURPLE HERON 15:00 HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL FROM BISHOP'S HIDE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 16:00 BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*RINGTAIL HARRIER SP. 15:25 BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES THEN FLEW TO BURNHAM OVERY DUNES

 

Friday 4th May 2012

A male Citrine Wagtail was at the seaward end of Beach Road opposite the toilet block at 11.55 but flew off not long after. Birds of note today included 3 Whimbrels, a Cuckoo, a male Cetti's Warbler, 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 5 Blackcaps, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, 8 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 5 Yellow Wagtails and 2 Bullfinches. A Brindled Beauty was in the moth trap - shock!!

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE CITRINE WAGTAIL 11:55 HOLME AT SEAWARD END OF BEACH ROAD BY GOLF COURSE OPPOSITE TOILET BLOCK AT E/END OF C/PK IN AREA OF STRIPPED TURF

*PURPLE HERON HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR BRIEFLY FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE EARLY A/NOON

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL FROM BISHOP'S HIDE THIS A/NOON+4 SPOONBILL ON BILLY'S WASH

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT THIS MRNG+LITTLE GULL & 10 WHIMBREL . 35 WHIMBRIL SALTHOUSE 

*RING OUZEL WELLS WOODS IN FIELD S/OF PINEWOODS CARAVAN PARK THIS MRNG

 

Thursday 3rd May 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WRYNECK NORTH WALSHAM IN GARDEN THIS MRNG

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT 09:20

*MALE GOLDEN ORIOLE 19:15 SNETTISHAM CP BUT ELUSIVE

*SPOONBILL BLAKENEY HARBOUR AT 13:20

*DRK GARGANEY SALTHOUSE W/OF BEACH ROAD ON SMALL POOL S/OF DARINAGE CHANNEL MID MRNG

 

Wednesday 2nd May 2012

A much nicer day with some migration noted. Highlights today were 1 Little Egret, 5 Whimbrels, a Greenshank west, Med Gull, a single Sandwich Tern on the sea, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl, 38 Swallows, 20 Chiffchaffs, 20 Willow Warblers, 15 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 8 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, a Whinchat in the dunes on the NWT, 5 Yellow Wagtails over, 2 Tree Pipits, and 6 Siskins.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER BLAKENEY POINT IN THE PLANTATION THIS A/NOON

*TEMMINCK'S STINT 17:45 CLEY NWT FROM BISHOP HIDE

*MALE GOLDEN ORIOLE 14:30 SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK AT N/END BUT ELUSIVE

*FEM MONTAGU'S HARRIER WINTERTON DUNES OVER NORTH DUNES

*RINGTAIL MONTAGU'S HARRIER WAXHAM FLEW S/THRU DUNES 11:50

*2 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH 19:25

*5 BLACK TERNS WELNEY WWT & 6 ARCTIC TERNS THRU

*OSPREY N/OVER BREYDON WATER 05:55 & 4 LITTLE GULLS

*DRK GARGANEY SALTHOUSE E/OF BEACH ROAD

 

Tuesday 1st May 2012  

A wet and windy start to the month, with a some what wintery feel to it, with two Bramblings noted around the observatory feeders and a Fieldfare (second day) seen along the East bank. More typical birds recorded included 10+ wheatear and a Cuckoo, and unsurprisingly there were no moths in the moth trap !

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK TERN TITCHWELL RSPB +DRK GARGANEY, 2 LITTLE GULLS & 3 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS

*DRK GARGANEY HOLME FROM 1st HIDE & 2 MED GULLS

*2 DRK GARGANEY BREYDON WATER RSPB

 

Monday 30th April 2012

A fine sunny day, produced a splattering of migrants with at least 40 Willow warblers, 25 Wheatears, 25 Yellow Wagtails and 5 Whinchats recorded, with 3 Redstarts, a Nightingale, a Turtle Dove and a male Pied Flycatcher also present. A Short-eared Owl was seen early morning and a single Hebrew Character was in the moth trap.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE GOLDEN ORIOLE 19:20 SNETTISHAM CP c2/3ML N/OF C/PK AT N/END OF CONCRETE DAM WALL SHOWING WELL THEN FLEW INTO COVER

*7 COMMON CRANE OVER WAXHAM BARNS AT 10:10+RING OUZEL WAXHAM SANDS

*2 RING OUZEL ROUGHTON OFF BACK LANE

*BLACK TERN 12:15 BARTON BROAD+HOBBY

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT+3 WHINCHAT, FEM REDSTART, 20 YELLOW WAGTAIL & 50 WHEATEAR

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL 07:00 WAXHAM AT PIPE DUMP+2 YELLOW WAGTAIL & 3 WHIMBREL OVER

*2 PIED FLYCATCHER GREAT YARMOUTH IN SW/CORNER OF S/SECTION OF CEMETERY BY IVY CLAD WALL AT 13:45

*PIED FLYCATCHER SNETTISHAM CP 50YDS ALONG INNER SEAWALL 

*AD LITTLE GULL IDLE VALLEY NR ON NEATHOLME SCRAPE AT 17:45

 

Sunday 29th April 2012 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

2 WHITE STORK 14:15 SE/OF ACLE ON MARSH AT END OF DAMGATE LANE BUT DISTANT

*MALE GOLDEN ORIOLE SNETTISHAM CP IN C/PK NEAR PINES AT 20:00

*POMARINE SKUA E/PAST SHERINGHAM AT 09:45+3 ARCTIC SKUA, 3 MANX SHEARWATER & PUFFIN

*HOODED CROW SALTHOUSE FROM BEACH C/PK THIS MRNG

*PIED FLYCATCHER WELLS WOODS IN NW/CORNER OF THE DELL THIS MRNG+MALE REDSTART

*BLACK TERN 16:00 BARTON BROAD

*3+RING OUZEL 18:00 BEESTON BUMP

 

Saturday 28th April 2012

A very cold and blustery day, highlights included 20 Pink-feet, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and a Greenshank on the marsh, a Cuckoo calling, and 5 Swifts, 6 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 20 Chiffchaffs, 8 Willow Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 7 Yellow Wagtails and 2 Bullfinches.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 WHITE STORK 18:12 SE/OF ACLE ON MARSH AT END OF DAMGATE LANE

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH+5 WHITE WAGTAIL ON NORTH SCRAPE. FEM BLACK REDSTART BY OLD VISITOR CENTRE

*3 LITTLE GULL BREYDON WATER+HEN HARRIER, 4 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 2 ARCTIC TERN

*PIED FLYCATCHER TITCHWELL RSPB+5 SPOTTED REDSHANK & OSPREY OVER W/

*RING OUZEL SYDERSTONE COMMON AT 09:00

*12 ARCTIC TERN TITCHWELL RSPB N/OVER THORNHAM MARSH AT 11:30

*HOODED CROW 12:18 SALTHOUSE S/OF GRAMBOROUGH HILL VIEWABLE FROM BEACH ROAD+12 WHIMBREL

*ARCTIC TERN PENTNEY GPS AT 11:50

*COMMON CRANE SE/OVER CRANWORTH AT 11:50 

*MALE PIED FLYCATCHER TITCHWELL RSPB ALONG MAIN PATH 100YDS BEYOND VISITOR CENTRE AT 14:45

*RED KITE SANDRINGHAM OVER C/PK AT 15:10

*AD LITTLE GULL STIFFKEY FEN+FEM BLACK REDSTART AT CAMSITE

 

Friday 27th April 2012

Yet another day dominated by wet and windy conditions, some migrants did struggle through, a Sandwich Tern west on the sea, 5 Wheatears at Gore Point on the NWT reserve, 1 Cuckoo, 8 Swifts, and 25 Swallows over the marsh, around the paddocks 3 Chiffchaffs, 7 Willow Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers, 6 Yellow Wagtails and 2 Tree Pipits over west. The Short-eared Owl was hunting near the Golf Course. Yet again there were no moths.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH . PROB BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL ON BILLY'S MARSH+2 WHIMBREL,HOBBY & 7 YELLOW WAGTAILS. FEM REDSTART NEAR BEACH C/PK. 5 RING OUZELS FRIARY HILLS

*4 COMMON CRANE OVER BREYDON WATER BRIDGE AT 11:35

*OSPREY TITCHWELL RSPB LOW W/OVER FRESHMARSH AT 07:22

*HOODED CROW WINTERTON NORTH DUNES+HEN HARRIER & 2 SHORT-EARED OWL

*OSPREY OVER HICKLING BROAD NWT+SPOTTED REDSHANK ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE

*OSPREY S/OVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS

*5 RING OUZEL BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH AT FRIARY HILLS NT

*FEM BLACK REDSTART CLEY NWT ON OLD VISITOR CENTRE AT 16:40

*116 WHIMBREL BREYDON WATER FROM NORTH WALL+9 GREENSHANK

*WOOD SANDPIPER KELLING WATER MEADOWS LATE MRNG+MALE HYBRID BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL X YELLOW WAGTIAL WITH 12 YELLOW WAGTAILS

*2 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT+HOBBY

 

Thursday 26th April 2012

Another showery and blustery day, highlights today were 16 Pink-feet, 12 Brent Geese, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea, 5 Gannets, a Hobby flying south over the marsh, over 200 Sandwich Terns off the Golf Course, a Little Tern on the seawatch, a Cuckoo, 5Swifts, 6 Swallows, 3 House Martins, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroats, and 2 Sedge Warblers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*FEM MONTAGU'S HARRIER WAXHAM N/OVER SHANGRI-LA MID A/NOON+2 RING OUZEL BETWEEN HORSEY GAP & WINTERTON NORTH DUNES+2 SHORT-EARED OWLS

*2 BLACK TERN 09:00 HICKLING BROAD NWT OVER RUSHY HILL SCRAPE+ARCTIC TERN

*2 ARCTIC TERN PENTNEY GPS+CUCKOO, 2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER & 4 SWIFT

*HOODED CROW 12:55 S/GRAMBOROUGH HILL THIS A/NOON 12:55

*2 RING OUZEL WEYBOURNE JUST E/OF MOD CAMP BY FENCE THIS A/NOON

 

Wednesday 25th April 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET BURNHAM OVERY ON E/SIDE OF MILL 07:45 THEN FLEW WEST

*POSS MALE ASHY-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH 15:10

 

Tuesday 24th April 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PROB ASHY-HEADED WAGTAIL 19:30 CLEY NWT+PROB BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL

*3 ARCTIC TERN COLNEY GPS FROM CHAPEL BEAK ROAD

*3 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH+LITTLE GULL ON PATS POOL.FEM PIED FLYCATCHER NEAR WALSEY HILLS NOA MID A/NOON

*FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD TITCHWELL RSPB+SHORT-EARED OWL

 

Monday 23rd April 2012

A cool and breezy day, highlights were 2 reeling Grasshopper Warblers and 2 Sedge Warblers singing near the Broadwater, a Cuckoo was also heard mid morning. 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Siskins and 2 Redpoll sp were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL 13:00 WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE

*4 SPOONBILLS 11:40 CLEY NWT VIEWABLE FROM BEACH C/PK

*11 RING OUZELS SALTHOUSE HEATH AT SCRIB HILL THIS A/NOON +WHEATEAR & MALE REDSTART

 

Sunday 22nd April 2012

A showery day with some warm sunshine, some migrants struggled through, including a Cuckoo, 1 Sand Martin, 18 Swallows, a male Whitethroat, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 2 Sedge Warblers, 12 Blackcaps, 2 Willow Warblers, and 2 Chiffchaffs. Other birds of note included 12 Avocets, 15 Ruff, 7 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Med Gulls. A Barn Owl was hunting, and 2 Sandwich Terns were noted on the seawatch. Moth trapping continues to be very slow with just a single Early Thorn today.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*IMM GLAUCOUS GULL N/PAST GORLESTON TWDS HARBOUR

*SHORELARK CLEY ON SHINGLE RIDGE E/OF EAST BANK 11:20 TG.064.448

*OSPREY W/OVER BLAKENEY POINT 12:15

*6 RING OUZELS ROYDON COMMON NWT AT E/END LATE MRNG

*4 RING OUZELS WEST RUNTON S/OF CLIFFTOP C/PK

*3 RING OUZELS WINTERTON DUNES

 

Saturday 21st April 2012

Highlights today were 150 Sandwich Terns at Gore Point, a Cuckoo near Redwell Marsh, 4 Willow Warblers and a single Lesser Whitethroat.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH 

*SPOONBILL E/OVER BREYDON WATER

*UNCON RPT GOSHAWK N/OVER THORPE MARSHES 10:00+GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 

*MALE PIED FLYCATCHER NORWICH CITY CENTRE 09:00 - NO FURTHER DETAILS

*8 RING OUZEL ROYDON COMMON NWT AT W/END 11:55 

*8 RING OUZEL CLEY IN FIELD S/OF SCRIB HILL 13:30+MALE REDSTART

*7 RING OUZEL CLEY AT THE HANGS 12:00

*5 RING OUZEL WINTERTON NORTH DUNES NNR 

*4 RING OUZEL FELBRIGG HALL NT+WHOOPER SWAN

*3 RING OUZEL WEST RUNTON S/OF CLIFFTOP C/PK

*3 RING OUZEL SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK+RED KITE & YELLOW WAGTAIL 

*2 RING OUZEL CHOSELEY AT REAR OF MEADOW GRANGE 15:30

*BITTERN WELNEY WWT FLEW PAST MAIN OBS TWDS LYLE HIDE 12:17

 

Friday 20th April 2012 

Highlights today were the small trickle of approx 30 Swallows, with 2 Sand Martins over the reserve throughout the day, and a singing Cetti's warbler along the edge of the broadwater. Two Short-eared Owls were also seen hunting between the grazing marsh and the dunes. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 SPOONBILLS LATE MRNG CLEY NWT & LITTLE GULL

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB +BLACK-NECKED GREBE RPTD OFFSHORE & 4 VELVET SCOTERS

*7 RING OUZELS ROYDON COMMON NWT

*3 RING OUZELS TRIMINGHAM NEAR PILGRIM SHELTER

 

Thursday 19th April 2012 

Birds of note today on the reserve included Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat, with a Whimbrel,12 Ruff and both Short-eared and Barn Owls on the grazing marsh and a Spotted Redshank over the broadwater. On the sea 4 Red-breasted Mergansers were noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SHORE LARK 10:10 CLEY ON SHINGLE AT E/END OF ARNOLDS MARSH+5 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLYS WASH

*3 SPOTTED REDSHANK BREYDON WATER+ARCTIC TERN

*FIRECREST HOPTON-ON-SEA AT WARREN LANE

*SHORT-EARED OWL HOLME NWT OVER DUNES AT E/END

*2 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT+RING OUZEL

 

Wednesday 18th April 2012

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SPOONBILL S/OVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS AT 07:30

*COMMON CRANE OVER KELLING WATER MEADOWS AT 16:05

*OSPREY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM HIDE AT 09:00 THEN FLEW TOWARDS WHEATFEN

*3 RING OUZEL WINTERTON NORTH DUNES+SHORT-EARED OWL & JACK SNIPE

 

Tuesday 17th April 2012

Highlights today were 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Gannets and 7 Sandwich Terns on the sea, 4 Swallows through, a Willow Warbler and a Blackcap on the reserve, a Ring Ouzel on the grazing marsh, 2 Yellow Wagtails over west, 8 Siskins, 5 Redpoll sp and 3 Crossbills in the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

4 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT FROM AVOCET HIDE

 

Monday 16th April 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DRK RING-NECKED DUCK THIS EVNG BARTON BROAD & 2 AD LITTLE GULLS

*SERIN HEACHAM NORTH BEACH JUST S/OF HUNSTANTON AT SEARLES HOLIDAY PARK IN 1st PONY PADDOCK LATE A/NOON

*HOOPOE 13:45 HORSEY AT E/END OF NELSON HEAD TRACK

*BLACK GUILLEMOT OFF TITCHWELL RSPB E/OF BOARDWALK

*6 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT 09:10

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT E/OF WEST BANK 11:30

*LANNER FALCON BREYDON WATER RSPB BY SOUTH WALL LATE MRNG

*9 RING OUZELS SALTHOUSE AT THE HANGS NEAR SCRIB HILL 09:55

*5 MALE RING OUZELS HOLME NWT DUNES

Sunday 15th April 2012

*1w CASPIAN GULL SSW/OF GREAT MASSINGHAM IN PIG FIELD S/OF B1145

*9 RING OUZEL ROYDON COMMON NWT MID MRNG 

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD NWT ON POST FROM VISITOR CENTRE AT 11:00+COMMON CRANE OVER W/

*4 RING OUZEL 12:45 ESE/OF CLEY AT GREAT HULVER HILL

*10 RING OUZEL 16:30 CLEY AT THE HANGS ON SCRIB HILL

*9 RING OUZEL HORSEY GAP BEHIND DUNES AT 15:45 FROM NELSONS HEAD TRACK

 

Saturday 14th April 2012

A quiet day at the Observatory, highlights were 4 Eiders and 1 Red-breasted Merganser on the sea, and 8 Swallows and a Blackcap on the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SERIN WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY CAMP WITH LINNETS 08:00 & RING OUZEL 

*HOOPOE 18:45 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK BTW TOILET BLOCKS. WALK N/FROM HORSEY GAP & VIEW FROM DUNES 

*HOOPOE 13:00 HORSEY GAP S/OF C/PK OPP. PILL BOX

BLACK GUILLEMOT OFF TITCHWELL RSPB 07:34 +MED GULL 

*SPOONBILL W/OVER MORSTON QUAY

*2 LITTLE GULL STIFFKEY FEN

*AD LITTLE GULL BARTON BROAD 06:00

*OSPREY 18:45 RANWORTH BROAD NWT FROM VIS'CTR 

*9 RING OUZEL ROYDON COMMON NWT 

*6 RING OUZEL S/OF HORSEY GAP C/PK 09:00 

*RING OUZEL BTW ROUGHTON + CROMER BY CARR LANE TG.217.395

*20 RING OUZEL SYDERSTONE COMMON ON NE/EDGE

Friday 13th April 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GLOSSY IBIS ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD

*HOOPOE 13:15 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK IN DUNES

*HOOPOE N/OVER HORSEY GAP 11:35

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WEETING HEATH NT FROM WEST HIDE 13:30 THEN FLEW INTO PINES

*BLACK GUILLEMOT MID A/NOON OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +2 RED-NECKED GREBES, 4 VELVET SCOTERS, OSPREY & RED KITE

*SHORELARK CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE E/OF EAST BANK 16:00

*9+RING OUZELS SALTHOUSE AT THE HANGS NEAR SCRIB HILL LATE A/NOON

*5 RING OUZELS HORSEY 300YDS S/OF HORSEY GAP IN DUNES

 

Thursday 12th April 2012

A good day today with some visible passage of migrants. Highlights were 3 Common Cranes seen coming across the Wash and drifting east towards Titchwell, a Red Kite flying east over the grazing marsh, 20 Avocets, 18 Ruff, 22 Black-tailed Godwits, an adult Med Gull east, a Short-eared Owl, 2 Sand Martins and 24 Swallows west, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 6 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler singing, a male Blackcap, a Whitethroat and 2 Wheatears in the dunes on the NWT reserve, and 4 Siskins and 2 Crossbills over early morning. On the sea 7 Eiders, 3 Fulmars, 4 Gannets, and 12 Great Crested Grebes were noted. A Comma and 2 Orange Tips were around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HOOPOE TILL 16:00 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK BY BLUE TOILET BLOCK THEN FLEW TOWARDS PIPE DUMP+FEM RING OUZEL

*4 WAXWING NORWICH AT JUNCTION OF ADELAIDE STREET & WEST END STREET IN SUGERY C/PK AT 17:25

*3 COMMON CRANE OVER THORNHAM HARBOUR AT 14:08

*11 RING OUZEL CLEY ON SCRIB HILL VIEWABLE NE/FROM THE HANGS THIS EVNG

*5+RING OUZEL CLEY AT THE HANGS

*6 RING OUZEL SNETTISHAM CP

*4 RING OUZEL ROYDON COMMON NWT AT MIDDAY

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE BARTON BROAD THIS MRNG

*5 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM THIS MRNG

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD NWT THIS EVNG FROM VIEWING PLATFORM

*2 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT

 

Wednesday 11th April 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HOOPOE 17:30 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK IN NE/CORNER SHOWING WELL. VIEW ONLY FROM DUNES

*2 COMMON CRANE OVER HORSEY MILL 

*5 RING OUZEL CLEY AT THE HANGS THIS EVNG

*3 RING OUZEL 09:30 BLAKENEY AT FRIARY HILLS

*3 RING OUZEL ROYDON COMMON NWT AT W/END NEAR PADLOCKED GATE TF677225

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+3 LONG-TAILED DUCK & 4 VELVET SCOTER . SHORT-EARED OWL & 2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON RESERVE & OSPREY THRU W/

*RING OUZEL HORSEY GAP C/PK AT 17:00

 

Tuesday 10th April 2012

Highlights today included a Red Kite, 9 wheatears, and a Swallow. On the fresh marsh there were 100+ Pinkfeet, 20 Golden Plover and 17 Ruff, and 2 Eider and a single Red-breasted Merganser were noted on the sea.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HOOPOE 18:05 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK ON N/SIDE OF CAMPSITE N/OF BLUE TOILET BLOCK

*HOOPOE SHERINGHAM E/OF ALLOTMENTS FLEW TWDS GOLF COURSE 07:25

*3 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON ADELAIDE STREET LATE A/NOON

*MALE RING OUZEL HEACHAM IN HORSE PADDOCK OPP SEWAGE WORKS 15:30

*MALE RING OUZEL BLOFIELD HEATH IN FIELD W/OF PEDHAM ROAD 10:30

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +4 VELVET SCOTERS, 10 LONG-TAILED DUCKS & WATER PIPIT ON FRESHMARSH

*2 LITTLE TERNS BARTON BROAD FROM BOARDWALK 13:00 & 3 LITTLE GULLS

 

Monday 9th April 2012 

Another wet and windy day. Seawatching produced 8 Eider and 12 Red-breasted Mergansers. 2 Wheatears were on Thornham Bank and c200 Pink-feet and c100 Golden Plover were on the grazing marsh. Again very little in the moth trap, somewhat unsurprisingly, with only a single Hebrew Character, Red Chestnut and Clouded Drab caught.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HOOPOE 16:20 WAXHAM OVER PIPE DUMP TWDS DUNES & HOODED CROW EARLY A/NOON

*HOOPOE 13:30 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK ON N/SIDE OF CAMPSITE N/OF BLUE TOILET BLOCK

*SERIN TILL 10:35 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK THEN FLEW S/WITH LINNETS

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 1ML S/OF NORTHREPPS W/OF RAILWAY BRIDGE SHOWING WELL

*MALE RING OUZEL HEACHAM IN HORSE PADDOCK S/OF SEWAGE WORKS 12:35

*MALE RING OUZEL BLOFIELD HEATH IN FIELD W/OF PEDHAM ROAD

*WATER PIPIT HICKLING BROAD BEHIND SWIM COOTS HIDE 14:30

 

Sunday 8th April 2012

A cool grey and quiet day, highlights on the sea were 7 Eiders, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Fulmars, 4 Great Crested Grebes, a Red-necked Grebe and a single Sandwich Tern east. Elsewhere a Peregrine was hunting, 7 Black-tailed Godwits and a Short-eared Owl were also seen. A single Swallow flew through west, and on the reserve a female Blackcap and a Stonechat were of note. A Redpoll sp flew over calling.

Just the one Red Chestnut in the moth trap, brrrrr!

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

GREAT GREY SHRIKE 1ML S/OF NORTHREPPS W/OF RAILWAY BRIDGE THIS A/NOON & RING OUZEL S/OF BRIDGE

4 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES HIDE

*SPOONBILL CROMER FLEW W/OVER GOLF COURSE 08:30

*SPOONBILL E/OVER BLAKENEY POINT 08:00

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL W/PAST SHERINGHAM 08:05

*2 RING OUZELS HEACHAM IN LAST HORSE PADDOCK BEFORE SEWAGE WORKS

*MALE RING OUZEL BLOFIELD HEATH IN FIELD W/OF PEDHAM ROAD FOR 2nd DAY

*MALE RING OUZEL SOUTHREPPS NW/OF SOUTHREPPS HALL BY PATH

 

Saturday 7th April 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 1ML S/OF NORTHREPPS 150YDS W/OF RAILWAY BRIDGE AT 11:05

*GARGANEY WELNEY WWT

*SACRED IBIS WELNEY WWT

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB AT 08:20+VELVET SCOTER

*2 BLACK REDSTART GORLESTON IN BEACON PARK

*11 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+5 VELVET SCOTER . WATER PIPIT & FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON FRESHMARSH

 

Friday 6th April 2012

Highlights today were a ring-tail Hen Harrier, 8 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, a Redpoll sp over and a single Lapland Bunting over the east bank. A Swallow flew through.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE S/OF NORTHREPPS 150YDS W/OF RAILWAY AT 14:45 

*UNCON RPT POSS FEM TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL LYNFORD ARBORETUM BY BRIDGE BRIEFLY AT 12:30 THEN FLEW OFF 

*NEAR-AD ICELAND GULL 12:20 SIDESTRAND ON BEACH THEN FLEW E/TOWARDS CRAB BOAT 

*SPOONBILL 15:10 CLEY NWT ON SOUTH POOL SHOWING WELL+YELLOW WAGTAIL IN EYE FIELD

*SPOTTED REDSHANK KILVINGTON WEST LAKE AT 10:20

*SACRED IBIS WELNEY WWT

 

Thursday 5th April 2012

Highlights today were 3 Velvet Scoters east on the seawatch, and a Merlin east over the marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE S/OF NORTHREPPS c500YDS E/OF RAILWAY BRIDGE AT 16:30

*MALE RING OUZEL 16:17 HOLME DUNES IN DUNES NEAR GORE POINT+STONECHAT 

 

Wednesday 4th April 2012

A cold, wet and windy day at the observatory resulting in little seen of note, though c50 Brent Geese were on the grazing Marsh and six Black-tailed Godwits were seen in flight over the broadwater.

 

Tuesday 3rd April 2012

Highlights today were an Osprey flying west along the beach being mobbed by Oystercatchers, a male Ring Ouzel initially found near the observatory building which then flew off west towards the NWT reserve, and two Swallows again noted flying west over the reserve. 

A single Snow bunting was noted in the dunes and a Sandwich Tern was noted at sea. At Redwell Marsh a Red Kite and a Ruff were noteworthy. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 09:30

 *JUV GLAUCOUS GULL OFF WEYBOURNE 12:45

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL OFF SHERINGHAM BY CRAB BOAT MID MRNG

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT 11:15

*OSPREY W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 14:30 & 9 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFFSHORE

*OSPREY HOLME NOA FLEW W/OVER BEACH 14:25

*BLACK REDSTART SHERINGHAM ON RALWAY OPP CEMETERY ENTRANCE

*2 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT THIS MRNG & SACRED IBIS

 

Monday 2nd April 2012

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL W/PAST SALTHOUSE 12:10

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL OFF SHERINGHAM 09:45

*BLACK REDSTART GREAT YARMOUTH AT SOUTH DENES

 

Sunday 1st April 2012

Highlights today were at least 2 Red Kites in the area and on the sea 3 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Fulmar, and 5 Great Crested Grebes. The Short-eared Owl was hunting in the morning.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RICHARD'S PIPIT 18:25 KELLING JUST N/OF WEYBOURNE RADAR STATION. PARK ONLY IN WEYBOURNE BEACH C/PK & WALK W/FOR 3/4ML

*COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT & SACRED IBIS

*5 RED KITES W/OVER SHERINGHAM 14:55

*3 RED KITES OVER BURNHAM OVERY DUNES

*DRK GARGANEY WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE 13:00

*MALE RING OUZEL CROMER ON CLIFFTOP N/OF LIGHTHOUSE 09:50

*FEM BLACK REDSTART CROMER IN NORTH LODGE PARK 11:15

*FEM BLACK REDSTART WAXHAM AT PIPE DUMP 11:00

Monday 30th April 2012

A fine sunny day, produced a splattering of migrants with at least 40 Willow warblers, 25 Wheatears, 25 Yellow Wagtails and 5 Whinchats recorded, with 3 Redstarts, a Nightingale, a Turtle Dove and a male Pied Flycatcher also present. A Short-eared Owl was seen early morning and a single Hebrew Character was in the moth trap.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE GOLDEN ORIOLE 19:20 SNETTISHAM CP c2/3ML N/OF C/PK AT N/END OF CONCRETE DAM WALL SHOWING WELL THEN FLEW INTO COVER

*7 COMMON CRANE OVER WAXHAM BARNS AT 10:10+RING OUZEL WAXHAM SANDS

*2 RING OUZEL ROUGHTON OFF BACK LANE

*BLACK TERN 12:15 BARTON BROAD+HOBBY

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT+3 WHINCHAT, FEM REDSTART, 20 YELLOW WAGTAIL & 50 WHEATEAR

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL 07:00 WAXHAM AT PIPE DUMP+2 YELLOW WAGTAIL & 3 WHIMBREL OVER

*2 PIED FLYCATCHER GREAT YARMOUTH IN SW/CORNER OF S/SECTION OF CEMETERY BY IVY CLAD WALL AT 13:45

*PIED FLYCATCHER SNETTISHAM CP 50YDS ALONG INNER SEAWALL 

*AD LITTLE GULL IDLE VALLEY NR ON NEATHOLME SCRAPE AT 17:45

 

Sunday 29th April 2012 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

2 WHITE STORK 14:15 SE/OF ACLE ON MARSH AT END OF DAMGATE LANE BUT DISTANT

*MALE GOLDEN ORIOLE SNETTISHAM CP IN C/PK NEAR PINES AT 20:00

*POMARINE SKUA E/PAST SHERINGHAM AT 09:45+3 ARCTIC SKUA, 3 MANX SHEARWATER & PUFFIN

*HOODED CROW SALTHOUSE FROM BEACH C/PK THIS MRNG

*PIED FLYCATCHER WELLS WOODS IN NW/CORNER OF THE DELL THIS MRNG+MALE REDSTART

*BLACK TERN 16:00 BARTON BROAD

*3+RING OUZEL 18:00 BEESTON BUMP

 

Saturday 28th April 2012

A very cold and blustery day, highlights included 20 Pink-feet, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and a Greenshank on the marsh, a Cuckoo calling, and 5 Swifts, 6 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 20 Chiffchaffs, 8 Willow Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 7 Yellow Wagtails and 2 Bullfinches.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 WHITE STORK 18:12 SE/OF ACLE ON MARSH AT END OF DAMGATE LANE

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH+5 WHITE WAGTAIL ON NORTH SCRAPE. FEM BLACK REDSTART BY OLD VISITOR CENTRE

*3 LITTLE GULL BREYDON WATER+HEN HARRIER, 4 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 2 ARCTIC TERN

*PIED FLYCATCHER TITCHWELL RSPB+5 SPOTTED REDSHANK & OSPREY OVER W/

*RING OUZEL SYDERSTONE COMMON AT 09:00

*12 ARCTIC TERN TITCHWELL RSPB N/OVER THORNHAM MARSH AT 11:30

*HOODED CROW 12:18 SALTHOUSE S/OF GRAMBOROUGH HILL VIEWABLE FROM BEACH ROAD+12 WHIMBREL

*ARCTIC TERN PENTNEY GPS AT 11:50

*COMMON CRANE SE/OVER CRANWORTH AT 11:50 

*MALE PIED FLYCATCHER TITCHWELL RSPB ALONG MAIN PATH 100YDS BEYOND VISITOR CENTRE AT 14:45

*RED KITE SANDRINGHAM OVER C/PK AT 15:10

*AD LITTLE GULL STIFFKEY FEN+FEM BLACK REDSTART AT CAMSITE

 

Friday 27th April 2012

Yet another day dominated by wet and windy conditions, some migrants did struggle through, a Sandwich Tern west on the sea, 5 Wheatears at Gore Point on the NWT reserve, 1 Cuckoo, 8 Swifts, and 25 Swallows over the marsh, around the paddocks 3 Chiffchaffs, 7 Willow Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers, 6 Yellow Wagtails and 2 Tree Pipits over west. The Short-eared Owl was hunting near the Golf Course. Yet again there were no moths.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH . PROB BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL ON BILLY'S MARSH+2 WHIMBREL,HOBBY & 7 YELLOW WAGTAILS. FEM REDSTART NEAR BEACH C/PK. 5 RING OUZELS FRIARY HILLS

*4 COMMON CRANE OVER BREYDON WATER BRIDGE AT 11:35

*OSPREY TITCHWELL RSPB LOW W/OVER FRESHMARSH AT 07:22

*HOODED CROW WINTERTON NORTH DUNES+HEN HARRIER & 2 SHORT-EARED OWL

*OSPREY OVER HICKLING BROAD NWT+SPOTTED REDSHANK ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE

*OSPREY S/OVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS

*5 RING OUZEL BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH AT FRIARY HILLS NT

*FEM BLACK REDSTART CLEY NWT ON OLD VISITOR CENTRE AT 16:40

*116 WHIMBREL BREYDON WATER FROM NORTH WALL+9 GREENSHANK

*WOOD SANDPIPER KELLING WATER MEADOWS LATE MRNG+MALE HYBRID BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL X YELLOW WAGTIAL WITH 12 YELLOW WAGTAILS

*2 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT+HOBBY

 

Thursday 26th April 2012

Another showery and blustery day, highlights today were 16 Pink-feet, 12 Brent Geese, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea, 5 Gannets, a Hobby flying south over the marsh, over 200 Sandwich Terns off the Golf Course, a Little Tern on the seawatch, a Cuckoo, 5Swifts, 6 Swallows, 3 House Martins, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroats, and 2 Sedge Warblers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*FEM MONTAGU'S HARRIER WAXHAM N/OVER SHANGRI-LA MID A/NOON+2 RING OUZEL BETWEEN HORSEY GAP & WINTERTON NORTH DUNES+2 SHORT-EARED OWLS

*2 BLACK TERN 09:00 HICKLING BROAD NWT OVER RUSHY HILL SCRAPE+ARCTIC TERN

*2 ARCTIC TERN PENTNEY GPS+CUCKOO, 2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER & 4 SWIFT

*HOODED CROW 12:55 S/GRAMBOROUGH HILL THIS A/NOON 12:55

*2 RING OUZEL WEYBOURNE JUST E/OF MOD CAMP BY FENCE THIS A/NOON

 

Wednesday 25th April 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*CATTLE EGRET BURNHAM OVERY ON E/SIDE OF MILL 07:45 THEN FLEW WEST

*POSS MALE ASHY-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH 15:10

 

Tuesday 24th April 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PROB ASHY-HEADED WAGTAIL 19:30 CLEY NWT+PROB BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL

*3 ARCTIC TERN COLNEY GPS FROM CHAPEL BEAK ROAD

*3 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH+LITTLE GULL ON PATS POOL.FEM PIED FLYCATCHER NEAR WALSEY HILLS NOA MID A/NOON

*FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD TITCHWELL RSPB+SHORT-EARED OWL

 

Monday 23rd April 2012

A cool and breezy day, highlights were 2 reeling Grasshopper Warblers and 2 Sedge Warblers singing near the Broadwater, a Cuckoo was also heard mid morning. 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Siskins and 2 Redpoll sp were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL 13:00 WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE

*4 SPOONBILLS 11:40 CLEY NWT VIEWABLE FROM BEACH C/PK

*11 RING OUZELS SALTHOUSE HEATH AT SCRIB HILL THIS A/NOON +WHEATEAR & MALE REDSTART

 

Sunday 22nd April 2012

A showery day with some warm sunshine, some migrants struggled through, including a Cuckoo, 1 Sand Martin, 18 Swallows, a male Whitethroat, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 2 Sedge Warblers, 12 Blackcaps, 2 Willow Warblers, and 2 Chiffchaffs. Other birds of note included 12 Avocets, 15 Ruff, 7 Black-tailed Godwits and 2 Med Gulls. A Barn Owl was hunting, and 2 Sandwich Terns were noted on the seawatch. Moth trapping continues to be very slow with just a single Early Thorn today.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*IMM GLAUCOUS GULL N/PAST GORLESTON TWDS HARBOUR

*SHORELARK CLEY ON SHINGLE RIDGE E/OF EAST BANK 11:20 TG.064.448

*OSPREY W/OVER BLAKENEY POINT 12:15

*6 RING OUZELS ROYDON COMMON NWT AT E/END LATE MRNG

*4 RING OUZELS WEST RUNTON S/OF CLIFFTOP C/PK

*3 RING OUZELS WINTERTON DUNES

 

Saturday 21st April 2012

Highlights today were 150 Sandwich Terns at Gore Point, a Cuckoo near Redwell Marsh, 4 Willow Warblers and a single Lesser Whitethroat.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH 

*SPOONBILL E/OVER BREYDON WATER

*UNCON RPT GOSHAWK N/OVER THORPE MARSHES 10:00+GRASSHOPPER WARBLER 

*MALE PIED FLYCATCHER NORWICH CITY CENTRE 09:00 - NO FURTHER DETAILS

*8 RING OUZEL ROYDON COMMON NWT AT W/END 11:55 

*8 RING OUZEL CLEY IN FIELD S/OF SCRIB HILL 13:30+MALE REDSTART

*7 RING OUZEL CLEY AT THE HANGS 12:00

*5 RING OUZEL WINTERTON NORTH DUNES NNR 

*4 RING OUZEL FELBRIGG HALL NT+WHOOPER SWAN

*3 RING OUZEL WEST RUNTON S/OF CLIFFTOP C/PK

*3 RING OUZEL SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK+RED KITE & YELLOW WAGTAIL 

*2 RING OUZEL CHOSELEY AT REAR OF MEADOW GRANGE 15:30

*BITTERN WELNEY WWT FLEW PAST MAIN OBS TWDS LYLE HIDE 12:17

 

Friday 20th April 2012 

Highlights today were the small trickle of approx 30 Swallows, with 2 Sand Martins over the reserve throughout the day, and a singing Cetti's warbler along the edge of the broadwater. Two Short-eared Owls were also seen hunting between the grazing marsh and the dunes. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 SPOONBILLS LATE MRNG CLEY NWT & LITTLE GULL

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB +BLACK-NECKED GREBE RPTD OFFSHORE & 4 VELVET SCOTERS

*7 RING OUZELS ROYDON COMMON NWT

*3 RING OUZELS TRIMINGHAM NEAR PILGRIM SHELTER

 

Thursday 19th April 2012 

Birds of note today on the reserve included Sedge Warbler and Whitethroat, with a Whimbrel,12 Ruff and both Short-eared and Barn Owls on the grazing marsh and a Spotted Redshank over the broadwater. On the sea 4 Red-breasted Mergansers were noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SHORE LARK 10:10 CLEY ON SHINGLE AT E/END OF ARNOLDS MARSH+5 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLYS WASH

*3 SPOTTED REDSHANK BREYDON WATER+ARCTIC TERN

*FIRECREST HOPTON-ON-SEA AT WARREN LANE

*SHORT-EARED OWL HOLME NWT OVER DUNES AT E/END

*2 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT+RING OUZEL

 

Wednesday 18th April 2012

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SPOONBILL S/OVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS AT 07:30

*COMMON CRANE OVER KELLING WATER MEADOWS AT 16:05

*OSPREY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM HIDE AT 09:00 THEN FLEW TOWARDS WHEATFEN

*3 RING OUZEL WINTERTON NORTH DUNES+SHORT-EARED OWL & JACK SNIPE

 

Tuesday 17th April 2012

Highlights today were 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Gannets and 7 Sandwich Terns on the sea, 4 Swallows through, a Willow Warbler and a Blackcap on the reserve, a Ring Ouzel on the grazing marsh, 2 Yellow Wagtails over west, 8 Siskins, 5 Redpoll sp and 3 Crossbills in the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

4 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT FROM AVOCET HIDE

 

Monday 16th April 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DRK RING-NECKED DUCK THIS EVNG BARTON BROAD & 2 AD LITTLE GULLS

*SERIN HEACHAM NORTH BEACH JUST S/OF HUNSTANTON AT SEARLES HOLIDAY PARK IN 1st PONY PADDOCK LATE A/NOON

*HOOPOE 13:45 HORSEY AT E/END OF NELSON HEAD TRACK

*BLACK GUILLEMOT OFF TITCHWELL RSPB E/OF BOARDWALK

*6 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT 09:10

*HOODED CROW CLEY NWT E/OF WEST BANK 11:30

*LANNER FALCON BREYDON WATER RSPB BY SOUTH WALL LATE MRNG

*9 RING OUZELS SALTHOUSE AT THE HANGS NEAR SCRIB HILL 09:55

*5 MALE RING OUZELS HOLME NWT DUNES

Sunday 15th April 2012

*1w CASPIAN GULL SSW/OF GREAT MASSINGHAM IN PIG FIELD S/OF B1145

*9 RING OUZEL ROYDON COMMON NWT MID MRNG 

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD NWT ON POST FROM VISITOR CENTRE AT 11:00+COMMON CRANE OVER W/

*4 RING OUZEL 12:45 ESE/OF CLEY AT GREAT HULVER HILL

*10 RING OUZEL 16:30 CLEY AT THE HANGS ON SCRIB HILL

*9 RING OUZEL HORSEY GAP BEHIND DUNES AT 15:45 FROM NELSONS HEAD TRACK

 

Saturday 14th April 2012

A quiet day at the Observatory, highlights were 4 Eiders and 1 Red-breasted Merganser on the sea, and 8 Swallows and a Blackcap on the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SERIN WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY CAMP WITH LINNETS 08:00 & RING OUZEL 

*HOOPOE 18:45 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK BTW TOILET BLOCKS. WALK N/FROM HORSEY GAP & VIEW FROM DUNES 

*HOOPOE 13:00 HORSEY GAP S/OF C/PK OPP. PILL BOX

BLACK GUILLEMOT OFF TITCHWELL RSPB 07:34 +MED GULL 

*SPOONBILL W/OVER MORSTON QUAY

*2 LITTLE GULL STIFFKEY FEN

*AD LITTLE GULL BARTON BROAD 06:00

*OSPREY 18:45 RANWORTH BROAD NWT FROM VIS'CTR 

*9 RING OUZEL ROYDON COMMON NWT 

*6 RING OUZEL S/OF HORSEY GAP C/PK 09:00 

*RING OUZEL BTW ROUGHTON + CROMER BY CARR LANE TG.217.395

*20 RING OUZEL SYDERSTONE COMMON ON NE/EDGE

Friday 13th April 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GLOSSY IBIS ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD

*HOOPOE 13:15 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK IN DUNES

*HOOPOE N/OVER HORSEY GAP 11:35

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WEETING HEATH NT FROM WEST HIDE 13:30 THEN FLEW INTO PINES

*BLACK GUILLEMOT MID A/NOON OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +2 RED-NECKED GREBES, 4 VELVET SCOTERS, OSPREY & RED KITE

*SHORELARK CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE E/OF EAST BANK 16:00

*9+RING OUZELS SALTHOUSE AT THE HANGS NEAR SCRIB HILL LATE A/NOON

*5 RING OUZELS HORSEY 300YDS S/OF HORSEY GAP IN DUNES

 

Thursday 12th April 2012

A good day today with some visible passage of migrants. Highlights were 3 Common Cranes seen coming across the Wash and drifting east towards Titchwell, a Red Kite flying east over the grazing marsh, 20 Avocets, 18 Ruff, 22 Black-tailed Godwits, an adult Med Gull east, a Short-eared Owl, 2 Sand Martins and 24 Swallows west, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 6 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler singing, a male Blackcap, a Whitethroat and 2 Wheatears in the dunes on the NWT reserve, and 4 Siskins and 2 Crossbills over early morning. On the sea 7 Eiders, 3 Fulmars, 4 Gannets, and 12 Great Crested Grebes were noted. A Comma and 2 Orange Tips were around the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HOOPOE TILL 16:00 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK BY BLUE TOILET BLOCK THEN FLEW TOWARDS PIPE DUMP+FEM RING OUZEL

*4 WAXWING NORWICH AT JUNCTION OF ADELAIDE STREET & WEST END STREET IN SUGERY C/PK AT 17:25

*3 COMMON CRANE OVER THORNHAM HARBOUR AT 14:08

*11 RING OUZEL CLEY ON SCRIB HILL VIEWABLE NE/FROM THE HANGS THIS EVNG

*5+RING OUZEL CLEY AT THE HANGS

*6 RING OUZEL SNETTISHAM CP

*4 RING OUZEL ROYDON COMMON NWT AT MIDDAY

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE BARTON BROAD THIS MRNG

*5 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM THIS MRNG

*OSPREY RANWORTH BROAD NWT THIS EVNG FROM VIEWING PLATFORM

*2 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT

 

Wednesday 11th April 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HOOPOE 17:30 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK IN NE/CORNER SHOWING WELL. VIEW ONLY FROM DUNES

*2 COMMON CRANE OVER HORSEY MILL 

*5 RING OUZEL CLEY AT THE HANGS THIS EVNG

*3 RING OUZEL 09:30 BLAKENEY AT FRIARY HILLS

*3 RING OUZEL ROYDON COMMON NWT AT W/END NEAR PADLOCKED GATE TF677225

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+3 LONG-TAILED DUCK & 4 VELVET SCOTER . SHORT-EARED OWL & 2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON RESERVE & OSPREY THRU W/

*RING OUZEL HORSEY GAP C/PK AT 17:00

 

Tuesday 10th April 2012

Highlights today included a Red Kite, 9 wheatears, and a Swallow. On the fresh marsh there were 100+ Pinkfeet, 20 Golden Plover and 17 Ruff, and 2 Eider and a single Red-breasted Merganser were noted on the sea.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HOOPOE 18:05 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK ON N/SIDE OF CAMPSITE N/OF BLUE TOILET BLOCK

*HOOPOE SHERINGHAM E/OF ALLOTMENTS FLEW TWDS GOLF COURSE 07:25

*3 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON ADELAIDE STREET LATE A/NOON

*MALE RING OUZEL HEACHAM IN HORSE PADDOCK OPP SEWAGE WORKS 15:30

*MALE RING OUZEL BLOFIELD HEATH IN FIELD W/OF PEDHAM ROAD 10:30

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +4 VELVET SCOTERS, 10 LONG-TAILED DUCKS & WATER PIPIT ON FRESHMARSH

*2 LITTLE TERNS BARTON BROAD FROM BOARDWALK 13:00 & 3 LITTLE GULLS

 

Monday 9th April 2012 

Another wet and windy day. Seawatching produced 8 Eider and 12 Red-breasted Mergansers. 2 Wheatears were on Thornham Bank and c200 Pink-feet and c100 Golden Plover were on the grazing marsh. Again very little in the moth trap, somewhat unsurprisingly, with only a single Hebrew Character, Red Chestnut and Clouded Drab caught.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HOOPOE 16:20 WAXHAM OVER PIPE DUMP TWDS DUNES & HOODED CROW EARLY A/NOON

*HOOPOE 13:30 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK ON N/SIDE OF CAMPSITE N/OF BLUE TOILET BLOCK

*SERIN TILL 10:35 WAXHAM SANDS HOLIDAY PARK THEN FLEW S/WITH LINNETS

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 1ML S/OF NORTHREPPS W/OF RAILWAY BRIDGE SHOWING WELL

*MALE RING OUZEL HEACHAM IN HORSE PADDOCK S/OF SEWAGE WORKS 12:35

*MALE RING OUZEL BLOFIELD HEATH IN FIELD W/OF PEDHAM ROAD

*WATER PIPIT HICKLING BROAD BEHIND SWIM COOTS HIDE 14:30

 

Sunday 8th April 2012

A cool grey and quiet day, highlights on the sea were 7 Eiders, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Fulmars, 4 Great Crested Grebes, a Red-necked Grebe and a single Sandwich Tern east. Elsewhere a Peregrine was hunting, 7 Black-tailed Godwits and a Short-eared Owl were also seen. A single Swallow flew through west, and on the reserve a female Blackcap and a Stonechat were of note. A Redpoll sp flew over calling.

Just the one Red Chestnut in the moth trap, brrrrr!

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

GREAT GREY SHRIKE 1ML S/OF NORTHREPPS W/OF RAILWAY BRIDGE THIS A/NOON & RING OUZEL S/OF BRIDGE

4 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES HIDE

*SPOONBILL CROMER FLEW W/OVER GOLF COURSE 08:30

*SPOONBILL E/OVER BLAKENEY POINT 08:00

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL W/PAST SHERINGHAM 08:05

*2 RING OUZELS HEACHAM IN LAST HORSE PADDOCK BEFORE SEWAGE WORKS

*MALE RING OUZEL BLOFIELD HEATH IN FIELD W/OF PEDHAM ROAD FOR 2nd DAY

*MALE RING OUZEL SOUTHREPPS NW/OF SOUTHREPPS HALL BY PATH

 

Saturday 7th April 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 1ML S/OF NORTHREPPS 150YDS W/OF RAILWAY BRIDGE AT 11:05

*GARGANEY WELNEY WWT

*SACRED IBIS WELNEY WWT

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB AT 08:20+VELVET SCOTER

*2 BLACK REDSTART GORLESTON IN BEACON PARK

*11 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+5 VELVET SCOTER . WATER PIPIT & FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON FRESHMARSH

 

Friday 6th April 2012

Highlights today were a ring-tail Hen Harrier, 8 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, a Redpoll sp over and a single Lapland Bunting over the east bank. A Swallow flew through.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE S/OF NORTHREPPS 150YDS W/OF RAILWAY AT 14:45 

*UNCON RPT POSS FEM TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL LYNFORD ARBORETUM BY BRIDGE BRIEFLY AT 12:30 THEN FLEW OFF 

*NEAR-AD ICELAND GULL 12:20 SIDESTRAND ON BEACH THEN FLEW E/TOWARDS CRAB BOAT 

*SPOONBILL 15:10 CLEY NWT ON SOUTH POOL SHOWING WELL+YELLOW WAGTAIL IN EYE FIELD

*SPOTTED REDSHANK KILVINGTON WEST LAKE AT 10:20

*SACRED IBIS WELNEY WWT

 

Thursday 5th April 2012

Highlights today were 3 Velvet Scoters east on the seawatch, and a Merlin east over the marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE S/OF NORTHREPPS c500YDS E/OF RAILWAY BRIDGE AT 16:30

*MALE RING OUZEL 16:17 HOLME DUNES IN DUNES NEAR GORE POINT+STONECHAT 

 

Wednesday 4th April 2012

A cold, wet and windy day at the observatory resulting in little seen of note, though c50 Brent Geese were on the grazing Marsh and six Black-tailed Godwits were seen in flight over the broadwater.

 

Tuesday 3rd April 2012

Highlights today were an Osprey flying west along the beach being mobbed by Oystercatchers, a male Ring Ouzel initially found near the observatory building which then flew off west towards the NWT reserve, and two Swallows again noted flying west over the reserve. 

A single Snow bunting was noted in the dunes and a Sandwich Tern was noted at sea. At Redwell Marsh a Red Kite and a Ruff were noteworthy. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 09:30

 *JUV GLAUCOUS GULL OFF WEYBOURNE 12:45

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL OFF SHERINGHAM BY CRAB BOAT MID MRNG

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT 11:15

*OSPREY W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 14:30 & 9 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFFSHORE

*OSPREY HOLME NOA FLEW W/OVER BEACH 14:25

*BLACK REDSTART SHERINGHAM ON RALWAY OPP CEMETERY ENTRANCE

*2 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT THIS MRNG & SACRED IBIS

 

Monday 2nd April 2012

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL W/PAST SALTHOUSE 12:10

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL OFF SHERINGHAM 09:45

*BLACK REDSTART GREAT YARMOUTH AT SOUTH DENES

 

Sunday 1st April 2012

Highlights today were at least 2 Red Kites in the area and on the sea 3 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Fulmar, and 5 Great Crested Grebes. The Short-eared Owl was hunting in the morning.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RICHARD'S PIPIT 18:25 KELLING JUST N/OF WEYBOURNE RADAR STATION. PARK ONLY IN WEYBOURNE BEACH C/PK & WALK W/FOR 3/4ML

*COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT & SACRED IBIS

*5 RED KITES W/OVER SHERINGHAM 14:55

*3 RED KITES OVER BURNHAM OVERY DUNES

*DRK GARGANEY WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE 13:00

*MALE RING OUZEL CROMER ON CLIFFTOP N/OF LIGHTHOUSE 09:50

*FEM BLACK REDSTART CROMER IN NORTH LODGE PARK 11:15

*FEM BLACK REDSTART WAXHAM AT PIPE DUMP 11:00

Saturday 31st March 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE OVER STOKE FERRY+AD KITTIWAKE

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON SALMARSH BY WEST BANK AT 14:25

*3w CASPIAN GULL 11:00 WHITLINGHAM CP ON POST IN CONSERVATION AREA

*2 GARGANEY MARTHAM SOUTH BROAD

*DRK GARGANEY MARTHAM BROAD VIEWED FROM FOOTPATH AT 15:00 TG457200

3 COMMON CRANE 2AD+1W HORSEY MILL ON SEAWARD SIDE OF ROAD AT 19:00

 

Friday 30th March 2012

Highlights today were the Short-eared Owl hunting the grazing marsh, on the sea 1 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Stonechats in the dunes on the NWT reserve, a Grey Wagtail over west, 30 Siskins in the pines and 20+ Redpoll sp over calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR AT W/END VIEWABLE FROM BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT 14:35+3 RED KITE W/

*4 WAXWING CAWSTON IN GARDENS NW/OF MARKET PLACE AT 13:05 THEN FLEW OFF & NO FURTHER SIGN BY 13:30

*OSPREY 17:32 OVER WEST SOMERTON DRIFTING TOWARDS HORSEY MILL

*5 WHITE WAGTAIL CAISTER-ON-SEA IN PLOUGHED FIELD N/OF SECOND AVENUE 

 

Thursday 29th March 2012

Highlights today were 2 Stonechats, a female Blackcap and 20 Crossbills in the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT FROM DAUKES HIDE

*2 GARGANEY 1DRK SURLINGHAM CHURCH MARSH RSPB THIS EVNG

*RED KITE W/OVER PASTON AT 10:52

 

Wednesday 28th March 2012

A very hot and sunny day, seawatching produced 6 Eiders, 21 Red-breasted Mergansers, and 8 Fulmars. A Peregrine was hunting and the Short-eared Owl was present, 8 Chiffchaffs and a Blackcap were of note, a male Stonechat was on the NWT reserve, and up to 8 Crossbills were in the pines near the Observatory. A Brimstone, 2 Peacocks, 2 Commas, 2 Orange Tips and a Small Tortoiseshell were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH AT 09:00

 

Tuesday 27th March 2012 

Birds on the sea today including 4 Eider, 51 Common Scoter, 43 Red-breasted Merganser, 14 Great crested Grebe and a Red-necked Grebe. Birds noted from the observatory included 2 Short-eared Owls and a Red Kite and on the NWT reserve there were 4 Stonechat and a Black Redstart.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*HOBBY SWANTON NOVERS FEEDING OVER VILLAGE 12:40-12:50

*2 GARGANEY (DRK+FEM) MARTHAM SOUTH BROAD & WATER PIPIT

*BLACK REDSTART CLEY NWT IN VIS'CTR C/PK

 

Monday 26th March 2012

Birds on the sea today included 2 Eider and 19 Red-breasted Merganser with 4 Snow Buntings noted on the beach. On the grazing Marsh both Short-eared and Barn Owl were present, and on the reserve single Brambling and Blackcap were noted.

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 GLOSSY IBISES CANTLEY RSPB FROM STATION ROAD THIS MRNG

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON WARREN 200YDS E/OF CHURCH IN CLEARFELL

*AD SPOONBILL HICKLING BROAD ON SWIM COOTS 15:30

*OSPREY W/OVER BLAKENEY POINT 13:15

*2 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE

*FIRECREST GORLESTON IN CEMETERY S/OF CHAPEL

*BLACK REDSTART HOLME AT GORE POINT

*BLACK REDSTART CLEY ON E/SIDE OF ALLOTMENTS 13:25

 

Sunday 25th March 2012

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 GLOSSY IBISES CANTLEY RSPB FROM STATION ROAD THIS MRNG

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS WARHAM GREENS 12:30 THEN FLEW NORTH

*4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*OSPREY E/OVER THETFORD 16:00

 

Saturday 24th March 2012

Birds of note today were 2 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea, a Short-eared Owl at Thornham harbour, 6 Chiffchaffs, a male Blackcap, a single Grey Wagtail over west, 25 Siskins in and around the pines, and a male Redpoll was ringed.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 GLOSSY IBISES 16:00 CANTLEY RSPB FROM STATION ROAD

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON WARREN NEAR ST.HELENS C/PK 200YDS PAST CHURCH IN CLEARFELL 10:00

*JUV ICELAND GULL NORTH SHIELDS FISH QUAY

*4 SNOW BUNTINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT NORTH DENES & WOODLARK

 

Friday 23rd March 2012

The fine weather continued but with a brisk east breeze, highlights today were 2 Eider close offshore, 300 Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, a Cetti's Warbler near Redwell on the river Hun, 18 Chiffchaffs between Redwell and the Observatory, a single Brambling over west, 38 Siskins and at least 10 Redpoll sp flew over calling. Three Hebrew Characters and an Early Grey were of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 GLOSSY IBIS 14:25 CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB VIEWABLE FROM STATION ROAD FROM GATE TO MARSH FARM.USE C/PK OPPOSITE BOWLING GREEN

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON WARREN E/OF CHURCH IN CLEARFELL BEYOND ST.HELEN'S PICNIC SITE AT 09:20

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON POPES MARSH+2 WHOOPER SWAN OVER W/

*2 GARGANEY 1DRK WELNEY WWT

*LITTLE RINGED PLOVER PENTNEY GPS AT 08:55

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF CLEY COASTGUARDS DRIFTING E/AT 11:00

*HOODED CROW OLD HUNSTANTON E/ALONG BEACH AT 08:30

*2 GARGANEY 1DRK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+WATER PIPIT

 

Thursday 22nd March 2012

Another clear day with increasing easterly winds, highlights were 8 Chiffchaffs, a pair of Stonechats on the grazing marsh, a single Grey Wagtail and Rock Pipit over west, a female Brambling in the pines above the Obs, 45 Siskins through, and 25 Redpoll sp. A Comma butterfly and 5 Hebrew Characters were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 GLOSSY IBIS 14:06 CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB.VIEWABLE FROM STATION ROAD BY GATE TO MARSH FARM.USE C/PK NEAR BOWLING GREEN

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SW/OF ATTLEBOROUGH FLEW NE/OVER HARPHAM AT 11:40

*4 SHORE LARK E/OF HOLKHAM GAP AT 15:15

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH AT 10:20

*MALE HEN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB+SHORT-EARED OWL, BITTERN, LITTLE RINGED PLOVER, 3 VELVET SCOTER & 9 LONG-TAILED DUCK

*RED KITE E/OVER BURNHAM NORTON AT 12:35

*3 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE IN FIELDS WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

 

Wednesday 21st March 2012

A clear and sunny day with some overhead migration visible, highlights included 20+ Siskins, a single Redpoll sp over Gore Point, 5 Chiffchaffs, and at least 8 Goldcrests on the reserve. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 GLOSSY IBIS CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB.VIEWABLE FROM STATION ROAD BY GATE TO MARSH FARM AT 07:30.USE C/PK NEAR BOWLING GREEN

*IMM SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH

*MALE RING OUZEL BURNHAM OVERY DUNES FLEW TOWARDS GRAZING MARSH AT BURNHAM OVERY STAITH+SANDWICH TERN W/

 

Tuesday 20th March 2012 

An obvious passage of Finches and Wagtails today with Siskins, Goldfinch and Pied Wagtails noted around the observatory, with Chiffchaff, Brambling and Redpoll also recorded. On the sea a drake Eider, 5 Red-breasted Merganser and 8 Fulmar were noted and at Redwell Marsh a Greenshank was present.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 GLOSSY IBISES CANTLEY RSPB FROM STATION ROAD

*2 GLOSSY IBISES 3MLS W/OF NORWICH FLEW S/OVER A47 14:20

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON WARREN NEAR ST.HELENS C/PK 200YDS PAST CHURCH IN CLEARFELL THIS MRNG

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE FAKENHAM E/OF B1105 N/OF A148 JUNCTION 10:30

*SPOONBILL W/OVER CLEY NWT 09:25

*MALE RING OUZEL HEACHAM ON WILDFOWLERS MARSH

*RING OUZEL WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT 09:45

*4 PURPLE SANDPIPERS SEA PALLING ON ROCKS

 

Monday 19th March 2012 

Highlights on the sea today included 15 Fulmar and 3 Kittiwake, and on the grazing marsh a male Stonechat and a Short-eared Owl were noteworthy.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 GLOSSY IBISES 14:20 CANTLEY RSPB FROM STATION ROAD

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HOLKHAM FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE 12:45

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE W/OF EGMERE S/OF MINOR ROAD 10:45 TG.885.373

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE FAKENHAM E/OF B1105 LATE MRNG

*2 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE

*FIRECREST WINTERTON NORTH DUNES & WHITE WAGTAIL

 

Sunday 18th March 2012

Highlights on the sea were 10 Common Scoter, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and 1 Fulmar, a Goldeneye was on the Broadwater, and 3 Short-eared Owls were hunting south of Thornham Bank.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 GLOSSY IBIS MID A/NOON CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB+COMMON CRANE VIEWABLE FROM STATION ROAD FROM GATE BY ROAD TO MANOR FARM.USE C/PK OPPOSITE BOWLING GREEN

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE FAKENHAM BY B1105 300YDS N/OF A148 JUNCTION

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD NE/OVER ATTLEBOROUGH AT 12:42

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT+PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE & 4 WHEATEAR

*OSPREY N/OVER WELNEY WWT AT 11:15

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB

 

 

Saturday 17th March 2012

Highlights today were a single Bean Goose with 450 Pink-feet on the grazing marshes, a Water Rail calling, a Short-eared Owl hunting south of Thornham Bank, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Wheatears (2 of them in the dunes on the NWT reserve), a Cetti's Warbler calling near the entrance to the NWT reserve, and 2 Bullfinches near the Observatory.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB+2 MEALY REDPOLL, 3+LONG-TAILED DUCK, RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & SHORT-EARED OWL 

*4 GLOSSY IBIS 16:20 CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB VIEWABLE FROM STATION ROAD THRU GATE TO MARSH FARM.USE C/PK OPPOSITE BOWLING GREEN

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE FAKENHAM 200YDS N/OF A148 JUNCTION BY B1105 AT 16:10

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE W/OF EGMERE BY MINOR ROAD AT 11:33 TG.890.374

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR AT W/END OF PINES AT 09:55

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR AT W/END OF PINES AT 09:55

 

Friday 16th March 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR PICNIC AREA & 3 HAWFINCHES FROM FEN HIDE POOL BRIEFLY MID A/NOON THEN FLEW WEST

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES THIS MRNG +SNOW BUNTING & 2 WHEATEARS

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 14:15 FAKENHAM BY B1105 300YDS N/OF A148 JUNCTION

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE W/OF EGMERE BY MINOR ROAD 10:35 TG.890.374

*SPOONBILL 17:30 CLEY NWT ON SOUTH POOL

*SPOONBILL W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB & PROB LANDED ON THORNHAM MARSH 15:35

*2 GARGANEY NORTH WOOTTON W/OF RED CAT HOTEL FROM 1st BRIDGE 12:00

 

Thursday 15th March 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB IN PICNIC AREA SHOWING WELL+3 MEALY REDPOLL .WHEATEAR THORNHAM POINT

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE W/OF EGMERE S/OF ROAD IN HEDGE TF889374

*4 SHORE LARK E/OF HOLKHAM GAP AT 10:22 

*3 WAXWING NORWICH ON BELVOIR STREET IN GARDEN BEHIND BELVEDERE COMMUNITY CENTRE AT 13:09

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT BETWEEN NORTH HIDE & EAST BANK ON BRACKISH POOLS AT 09:00

*SPOONBILL OVERSTRAND W/OVER CLIFFS AT 11:05

*SPOONBILL CLEY BY BEACH ROAD AT 12:40

*2 AD MED GULL CLEY IN FIELD BEHIND VILLAGE HALL AT 15:50

 

Wednesday 14th March 2012 

Highlights today included a Red Kite over the broadwater and 11 Crossbills in and around the pines. A Bean Goose was also present amongst the estimated 400+ Pink feet on the grazing marsh. Other sightings of note included 11 Pintail on the broadwater, with 30+ Siskin and a Yellowhammer around the observatory area. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NEAR SANTON DOWNHAM AT SANTON WARREN E/OF CHURCH BEYOND ST.HELLEN'S PICNIC SITE AT 10:40

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE W/OF EGMERE IN HEDGE N/OF ROAD LATE MRNG TF885373

*3 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE HOLME NOA ON GRAZING MARSH WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE VIEWABLE FROM COASTAL PATH BETWEEN NOA OBS & THORNHAM HARBOUR AT 15:35

*SPOONBILL 09:20 CLEY BETWEEN ARNOLDS MARSH & SEA POOL ON POPE'S MARSH

*SWALLOW FELBRIGG HALL NT OVER LAKE AT 10:15

*RED KITE HOLME NOA SW/OF THE OBS AT 10:18+9+COMMON CROSSBILL ON THE RESERVE

*5 COMMON CRANE BETWEEN WAXHAM & HORSEY IN FIELD BY ROAD AT 12:10 TG443249

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK AT 12:45

Tuesday 13th March 2012

Birds on the reserve and grazing marsh today included 4 Crossbills, a Peregrine, two Short-eared Owls and a single White-fronted Goose in amongst c400 Pinkfeet. Birds noted on the sea included single Red-throated Diver and Goldeneye, plus 16 Red-breasted Mergansers and 3 Fulmar.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR VIS'CTR ON PATH EARLY MRNG +9 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, 2 RED-NECKED GREBES, SLAVONIAN GREBE & 3 VELVET SCOTERS

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE EGMERE S/OF MINOR ROAD 15:00 TG.885.373

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON WARREN NEAR ST.HELENS C/PK 200YDS PAST CHURCH IN CLEARFELL THIS MRNG

*IMM SPOONBILL BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH 09:45

*4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*26 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE W/OF BEACH C/PK

*BLACK REDSTART GORLESTON ON W/SIDE OF BEACON PARK ESTATE IN GARDENS

 

Monday 12th March 2012 

Birds of note on the sea today included 20 Red-breasted Merganser and a immature Glaucous/Iceland Gull west. On the grazing Marsh a ringtail Hen Harrier, Peregrine and Short-eared Owl were all recorded, with at least two Crossbills still around the pines. In the moth traps 2 Hebrew Characters and a Common Quaker were caught.

 

Sunday 11th March 2012

Highlights today were 2 Red-breasted Mergansers and a 1 Fulmar on the sea, 2 Common Buzzards circling over the village, a Merlin and a Peregrine hunting, 2 Short-eared Owls over the grazing marsh, 2 Stonechats in the dunes on the NWT reserve, and 3 Crossbills in the pines at the Observatory. In the moth traps 5 Shoulder Stripes, 3 Dotted Borders, a March Moth and a Mottled Grey were caught. A Peacock and a Small Tortoiseshell butterfly were also seen during the day.

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR FEEDING STATION LATE MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 07:45

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON WARREN PAST ST.HELENS C/PK IN CLEARFELL 11:35

 *4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*COMMON CRANE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB E/OF FISHERMEN'S C/PK

*BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON DUNES NNR 10:15

*20 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK 11:40

 

Saturday 10th March 2012

Highlights todaty included a White-fronted Goose on the grazing marsh, 2 Eider, 1 Common Scoter, 2 Goldeneye, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 15 Fulmars and 9 Great Crested Grebes on the sea, a Peregrine hunting, 12 Avocets on the Broadwater, a Greenshank through west, 2 Short-eared Owls hunting, a single Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechats, a Rock Pipit and 3 Siskins over.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 GLOSSY IBIS REEDHAM NEAR SEVEN MILE HOUSE AT 16:00

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 13:10 SANTON WARREN 1/2ML BEYOND C/PK IN CLEARFELL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND+MALE HEN HARRIER & 5 SHORT-EARED OWL

*6 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+SLAVONIAN GREBE & 2 VELVET SCOTER

*5 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CLEY NWT ON BILLY'S WASH+MALE WHEATEAR AT BEACH C/PK

*2 FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES JUST W/OF GATE WITH GOLDCRESTS

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF HOLME NOA+2 SHORT-EARED OWLS OVER MARSH

*WOODLARK WINTERTON NORTH DUNES

 

Friday 9th March 2012

Very quiet on the sea today, with the only birds of note being two Red-breasted Merganser, two Common Scoter and a Fulmar.

A peregrine and a Little Egret were noted over the grazing marsh, and there were signs of a small movement of Pied Wagtails with 9 west during the morning.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE AT 08:30+4+MEALY REDPOLL

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON MARLINGFORD S/OF MILL VIEWABLE FROM ROAD AT 08:30

* 4 GLOSSY IBIS E/OF REEDHAM ON POOL IN FIELD.VIEWABLE FROM WHERRYMAN'S WAY AT 15:25

*25 WAXWING NORWICH BY ST.STEPHENS GATE

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB AT 07:00+8 SLAVONIAN GREBE, 2 VELVET SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK & MED GULL

*OSPREY TITCHWELL RSPB IN TREE VIEWABLE FROM FEN HIDE AT 14:55

*REDHEAD RED-BREASTED MERGANSER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB BETWEEN TOWER HIDE & SLUICE

 

Thursday 8th March 2012

Highlights today were a Short-eared Owl hunting the grazing marshes mid afternoon, 150 Golden Plovers west, a movement of 40 Meadow Pipits over west, a single Rock Pipit, and 3 Crossbills with a single Siskin in the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE+14 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE ON FRESHMARSH 

*4 GLOSSY IBIS REEDHAM OVER SEVEN MILE MARSHES AT 06:45

*GREAT WHITE EGRET E/OF MARLINGFORD BY RIVER YARE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON N/OF MARLINGFORD MILL BY RIVER YARE ON POOL NE/OF MILL LATE A/NOON BUT DISTANT.VIEW FROM BRICK BRIDGE cTG129084

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD ROYDON COMMON NWT+HEN HARRIER

*4 SHORE LARK E/OF HOLKHAM GAP+20 SNOW BUNTING

*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB+2 SLAVONIAN GREBES,3 VELVET SCOTERS & 7 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER 17:00 LANGLEY MARSHES+SHORT-EARED OWL

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES NEAR SALTS HOLE WITH TIT FLOCK AT 15:00

*7+VELVET SCOTER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB

*2 HEN HARRIER 1 AD MALE CLEY NWT THIS A/NOON

*HEN HARRIER N/OF NORTH CREAKE

*SHORT-EARED OWL HOLME DUNES+3 COMMON CROSSBILLS

 

Wednesday 7th March 2012

A wet windy and unpleasant day at the Observatory, the only highlights were a single Bean Goose on the grazing marsh with 300 Pink-feet and 6 Redwings near the heli trap.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB IN PICNIC AREA +4 RED-NECKED GREBES, 2 SLAVONIAN GREBES, 3 VELVET SCOTERS, 6 LONG-TAILED DUCKS & SCAUP

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON MARLINGFORD N/OF MARLINGFORD MILL 13:00 & GREAT WHITE EGRET TG.129.084

*LITTLE AUK W/PAST CLEY 16:30

*RUDDY SHELDUCK BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL W/OF FARM THIS A/NOON & 5 TWITE

 

Tuesday 6th March 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 GLOSSY IBISES BURGH CASTLE IN FLIGHT 07:25

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 12:35 MARLINGFORD BY RIVER YARE IN FIELD & GREAT WHITE EGRET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON WARREN PAST ST.HELENS C/PK IN CLEARING BY CHURCH 09:30

*4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*4 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE TITCHWELL RSPB

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES 200YDS W/OF WASHINGTON HIDE 15:00

 

Monday 5th March 2012 

A wet, windy and cold day, with a single Woodcock, two Marsh Harriers and 10 Avocet being the only birds recorded of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 14:05 TITCHWELL RSPB BY PICNIC AREA SHOWING WELL 

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON W/OF NORWICH N/OF MARLINGFORD MILL IN FIELD BY RIVER YARE BUT ELUSIVE

*REDHEAD SMEW TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 

 

Sunday 4th March 2012

A wet and miserable day, but single White-fronted and Bean Geese were with the Pink-feet on the marsh. On the sea a drake Eider, 100+ Common Scoter and 22 Red-breasted Mergansers were of note, a Cetti's Warbler was singing along the River Hun near the entrance to the NWT reserve, and 3 Crossbills were in the pines on the NOA reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 15:30 W/OF NORWICH N/OF MARLINGFORD MILL IN FIELD BY RIVER YARE

*4 GLOSSY IBIS BERNEY MARSHES RSPB TILL 07:05 THEN FLEW E/

*GREAT WHITE EGRET BETWEEN MARLINGFORD & BAWBURGH AT 15:10

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON WARREN IN CLEARING BY THE CHURCH THIS MRNG ALSO 100+BRAMBLING IN THE CAR PARK

 *13 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE BREYDON WATER BY SOUTH WALL+5 WHOOPER SWAN & 5 TWITE . SPOTTED REDSHANK BURGH CASTLE

*17+HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK AT FEEDING STATION BY 2ND GATE 

*WHOOPER SWAN FELBRIGG HALL NT ON LAKE AT 09:30

 

Saturday 3rd March 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 GLOSSY IBISES BURGH CASTLE LATE A/NOON

*4 GLOSSY IBISES THIS A/NOON HALVERGATE MARSHES N/OF  WEAVERS WAY PATH W/OF MANOR FARM

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 14:45 TITCHWELL RSPB IN PICNIC AREA

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 13:50 MARLINGFORD OPP MARLINGFORD MILL & GREAT WHITE EGRET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON WARREN W/OF RAILWAY BRIDGE 15:30

 

Friday 2nd March 2012 

A fine sunny day at the observatory. Birds of note included the Crossbills still in the pines with at least 6 birds present, 3 Rock pIpits were noted flying over as were several Siskins. A Blackcap was also present, 15 Avocet again on the broad water, and a Short-eared Owl was seen in the south west corner of the grazing Marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON W/OF NORWICH TILL 16:35 AT MARLINGFORD MILL THEN FLEW E/

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 11:00 BURNHAM OVERY DUNES THEN FLEW TO BURNHAM NORTON MARSHES

*2 SCAUP 1 DRK BARTON BROAD OFF VIEWING PLATFORM AT 09:40 

Thursday 1st March 2012

Highlights on the sea today were 14 Eiders, 2 Goldeneye, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, and 4 Fulmars. A Peregrine flew through west and at least 3 Crossbills were in the pines. A Greenshank was in Thornham channel.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB+DRK SCAUP, 2 VELVET SCOTER & 9 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFFSHORE. 16 EURASION WHITE-FRONTED GEESE IN FIELD BY C/PK

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM 09:30. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISON'S AND WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD

2 SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF CLEY BEACH C/PK

Wednesday 29th February 2012

On the sea today 15 Red-breasted Mergansers were of note, while on the grazing marsh a Short-eared Owl was hunting.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 GLOSSY IBISES HALVERGATE MARSHES VIEWABLE SE/FROM RAILWAY BRIDGE 12:15

*4 GLOSSY IBISES BERNEY MARSHES RSPB N/OVER BERNEY MILL 07:15

*3 GLOSSY IBISES OVER CANTLEY 09:00

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB ON MEADOW TRAIL +SMEW, WATER PIPIT, 2 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS, SCAUP, 2 VELVET SCOTERS & 6 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM W/OF PARK WALL S/OF A149 & TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE

 

Tuesday 28th February 2012

Highlights today were 3 Eiders, 4 Goldeneyes, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, and 5 Great Crested Grebes on the sea. 15 Avocets, 25 Golden Plovers and 3 Blackcaps were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 GLOSSY IBISES BERNEY MARSHES RSPB OPP BURGH CASTLE THIS MRNG

*3 GLOSSY IBISES HALVERGATE MARSHES S/OF MANOR FARM THIS MRNG

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VIS'CTR 10:15

*3 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HOLKHAM OVER LADY ANN'S DRIVE 17:00

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES N/OF REEDHAM THIS MRNG

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON WARREN PAST ST.HELEN'S CHURCH IN CLEARFELL

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM LATE MRNG. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISON'S AND WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD

 

Monday 27th February 2012 

Highlights on the sea today included 16 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers and 3 Fulmars. On the broadwater 15 Avocets were present, and 2 Siskin and 1 Grey Wagtail were noted overflying the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*3 GLOSSY IBISES BERNEY MARSHES RSPB OPP BURGH CASTLE & 5 TWITE

*2 GLOSSY IBISES 15:15 HALVERGATE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM RAILWAY BRIDGE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB +5 LONG-TAILED DUCKS & 2 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WELLS

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM EARLY MRNG. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISON'S AND WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD

*2w ICELAND GULL NUNNERY LAKES RESERVE 13:10 THEN FLEW SOUTH

*4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP 11:45 & 5 SNOW BUNTINGS

*8 COMMON CRANES WINTERTON NORTH DUNES

 

Sunday 26th February 2012

Another mild day, with plenty of interest. On the sea highlights were a drake Long-tailed Duck, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese west with 45 dark-bellied Brents, 35 Common Scoters, 1 female Goldeneye, 1 female Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Red-throated Divers, 5 Fulmars, 4 Great Crested Grebes, and 1 Guillemot west. A Short-eared Owl was hunting over the grazing marsh and 9 Rock Pipits, 11 Siskins and 16 Crossbills were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*5 GLOSSY IBISES HALVERGATE MARSHES EARLY MRNG & AD ROSS'S GOOSE

*3 GLOSSY IBISES 15:00 HALVERGATE MARSHES

*3 GLOSSY IBISES LUDHAM BRIDGE W/OVER WARD MARSH & POSS LANDED BY DYKE EARLY EVNG

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY PICNIC AREA +5 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE & RED-NECKED GREBE OFFSHORE

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 16:10 KELLING W/OF THE STREET IN WALLED GARDEN

*GREAT WHITE EGRET BERNEY MARSHES RSPB PAST FARMHOUSE 17:00

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WELLS FLEW TWDS HOLKHAM 14:30

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD EGMERE W/OF B1105 09:40

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE BTW EAST WRETHAM & CROXTON BY MINOR ROAD 14:25 TL.885.900

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM EARLY MRNG. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISON'S AND WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON HEATH BY RAILWAY 08:30

*4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*75 SNOW BUNTINGS SNETTISHAM RSPB *GLOS 4 WATER PIPITS NORTHWICK WARTH

*HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM 09:00

 

 

Saturday 25th February 2012

A beautiful mild and sunny day, highlights today were 3 Barnacle Geese with about 2,000 Pink-feet on the marsh, 3 Rock PIpits, 18 Siskins and a Snow Bunting over calling, and 5 Crossbills around the pines.

 

Friday 24th February 2012

A quiet day at the Observatory, a Peregrine flew east mid morning and 2 male Crossbills were in the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (UNKNOWN ORIGIN) SNETTISHAM RSPB FROM SANCTUARY HIDE WITH GREYLAGS 16:00

*GREAT WHITE EGRET BTW MARLINGFORD & BAWBURGH ON RIVER YARE 14:55

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS W/OF EGMERE BY RUINED ABBEY 10:00

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HOLKHAM 10:00

*2 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP 14:00 +2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS & 10+SNOW BUNTINGS

*4 REDHEAD SMEW SADDLE BOW

*2 REDHEAD SMEW TOTTENHILL GPs

 

Thursday 23rd February 2012

A windy but mild and sunny day at the Observatory, highlights today were a drake Pintail and a female Goldeneye on the Broadwater together with 3 Avocets, and a Peregrine on the marsh. The first Bumble bee also appeared!

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE BETWEEN BERNEY MARSHES RSPB & HADDISCOE ISLAND

*5 GLOSSY IBIS LATE MRNG BERNEY MARSHES RSPB OPPOSITE BURGH CASTLE THEN FLEW TOWARDS ROADBRIDGE

*2 GLOSSY IBIS E/OF ACLE OVER A47 ACLESTRAIGHT TOWARDS  STOKESBY AT 16:50

*GREAT WHITE EGRET SE/OF NORWICH AT KESWICK MILL THEN FLEW TOWARDS MARSTON MARSHES AT 10:00

*4 SHORE LARK E/OF HOLKHAM GAP THIS MRNG

*3 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE TITCHWELL VILLAGE IN FIELD AT 10:15 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*RED-NECKED GREBE WELLS OFF LIFEBOAT STATION THIS A/NOON .WOODLARK W/OVER ABRAHAMS BOSOM AT 09:00

*FEM VELVET SCOTER GREAT YARMOUTH OFF PLEASURE BEACH AT 13:00

*19 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK AT MIDDAY

 

Wednesday 22nd February 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE-TAILED EAGLE ENE/OF STALHAM AT INGHAM IN FIELD OPPOSITE HOUSES NEAR SWAN PUB AT 08:30

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL KELLING IN THE WALLED GARDEN W/OF THE STREET THIS MORNING. PARK ONLY INC/PK BY THE SCHOOL

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE 09:10 BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH WITH 150 PINK-FOOTED GEESE+5 BARNACLE GOOSE

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 09:10 N/OF REEPHAM AT WOOD DALLING ON CHURCH HILL

*NEAR-AD ICELAND GULL W/PAST SHERINGHAM LATE MRNG

*1w SPOONBILL CLEY ON SALTMARSH W/OF BEACH ROAD NEAR THE SALTPANS AT 08:55

*RED-NECKED GREBE WELLS OFF LIFEBOAT STATION AT 09:30

*2 REDHEAD SMEW RANWORTH BROAD NWT AT 10:35

*3 SMEW SADDLE BOW NEAR WATER SKI CENTRE AT 13:30

*RED KITE FAKENHAM OVER QUEENS ROAD AT 15:25

*60+SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK

 

Tuesday 21st February 2012 

Seawatching today was quiet with a Long-tailed Duck, 2 Red-throated Divers and a Red-breasted Merganser the only birds of note. Single Short-eared and Barn Owls were noted in the south east corner of the grazing marsh, and one Goldeneye was still present on the broadwater.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PROB WHITE-TAILED EAGLE S/OF ORMESBY ST.MARGARET S/OF A149 16:25

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY PICNIC AREA 07:45

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HALVERGATE MARSHES

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE W/OF EGMERE BY MINOR ROAD 11:15 TF.890.374

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE FAKENHAM E/OF MINOR ROAD TO LITTLE SNORING 08:40 TF.960.297

*2 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT JUST W/OF WEST BANK 08:00

*4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP & 30 SNOW BUNTINGS

*5 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE WISSINGTON BEET FACTORY 16:00

*RED-NECKED GREBE WELLS OFF LIFEBOAT STATION 08:20

*2 REDHEAD SMEW CLEY NWT OFF BEACH ROAD BY SLUICE

 

Monday 20th February 2012

A dry but windy day, with the only bird of note on the sea being a Slavonian Grebe, plus an adult Med Gull on the beach. Several thousand Pink-feet  were on the grazing marsh with one Bean Goose found amongst them. A Bittern was seen several times in flight at the back of the marsh, being harrassed by Marsh Harriers on both occassions. The first Kingfisher of the year was seen at the eastern end of the broadwater,with at least one Goldeneye still present as well.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL LYNFORD ARBORETUM

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL KELLING W/OF THE STREET IN WALLED GARDEN & 2+MEALY REDPOLLS. PARK ONLY IN C/PK BY SCHOOL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HORSEY E/OVER NELSON HEAD TRACK THIS A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 10:35

*GREAT WHITE EGRET 15:45 MARLINGFORD FLEW W/OVER MARLINGFORD MILL & POSS LANDED AT PRIVATE FISHING LAKES

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE W/OF EGMERE BY MINOR ROAD TF.890.374

*SPOONBILL W/OVER CLEY NWT 06:55

*4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP & 12 LAPLAND BUNTINGS

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE HOLME NOA +BITTERN & SLAVONIAN GREBE OFFSHORE

*2 VELVET SCOTERS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB & 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

*2 REDHEAD SMEW WHITLINGHAM ON GREAT BROAD 14:00

Sunday 19th February 2012

A beautiful sunny day but with a biting north-westerly wind. Highlights today were a drake Goosander west and a Manx Shearwater east on the sea, while 2 female Goldeneye were still on the Broadwater.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL 11:25 LYNFORD ARBORETUM BY THE LODGE

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL KELLING W/OF THE STREET IN WALLED GARDEN 11:20. PARK ONLY IN C/PK BY SCHOOL

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR TOILET BLOCK 10:15

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM 16:00

*GREAT WHITE EGRET TILL 17:00 E/OF MARLINGFORD THEN FLEW OFF

*GREAT WHITE EGRET 11:25 W/OF NORWICH AT COLNEY GPs ON LONG PIT VIEWABLE FROM N/END OF CHAPEL BREAK ROAD

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 13:10 EGMERE 500YDS W/OF RUINED ABBEY BY ROAD  

 50 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH

 

 

Saturday 18th February 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 13:45 KELLING WEST OF THE STREET IN WALLED GARDEN ON FEEDERS. PARK BY THE SCHOOL

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 11:30 TITCHWELL RSPB+1+MEALY REDPOLL .3+LONG-TAILED DUCKS & 2 VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE

*GREAT WHITE EGRET TILL 09:45 COLNEY GPS THEN FLEW UPRIVER. VIEW ONLY FROM CHAPEL BREAK ROAD BETWEEN BISHY BARNEBEE WAY R/ABOUT & BENDISH WAY

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 14:30 HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD DERSINGHAM BOG NR

*38 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WELNEY VIEWABLE FROM FARM TRACK OFF B1100 BETWEEN WELNEY & TIPPS END AT 11:15 

*2 SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF HOLKHAM GAP 

*OSPREY W/OF NORWICH AT MARLINGFORD 16:00 T0 16:05 THEN FLEW TOWARDS BARFORD

 

Friday 17th February 2012

Seawatching today produced a single Long-tailed Duck, 12 Common SCoters, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 3 Fulmars, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Guillemots and 2 Rzorbills. Other birds of note included a Peregrine, a Buzzard, a single Greenshank flying over west, a Barn Owl hunting and a Bullfinch in the paddocks.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 11:30 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+c50 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE

*2 COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL KELLING WEST OF THE STREET IN WALLED GARDEN. PARK BY THE SCHOOL

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB THIS MRNG+MEALY REDPOLL, 5 LONG-TAILED DUCK & 2 VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM AT 09:45. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISON'S AND WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE IN TREE AT 13:50

*AD BLACK BRANT KELLING WATER MEADOWS WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE+2 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE 

*9 COMMON CRANE 15:30 BETWEEN HORSEY & SOMERTON BY ENTRANCE TO BURNLEY HALL ESTATE ON E/OF ROAD

*12+HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK

*6 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+2REDHEAD  SMEW ON BORROW PIT TILL 09:30 THEN FLEW TO BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH

*HEN HARRIER HOLKHAM FESHMARSH AT 17:00

*30 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK

 

Thursday 16th February 2012

Seawatching highlights were 1 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, 1 Kittiwake, 1 Great Crested Grebe and 1 Razorbill.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 15:15 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB WITH c50 TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 11:09 KELLING IN WALLED GARDEN NEAR TEA SHOP+3+MEALY REDPOLL

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 12:50 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISON'S AND WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR AT W/END FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE LATE MRNG

*4 SHORE LARK 14:00 E/OF HOLKHAM GAP+30 SNOW BUNTING

*AD BLACK BRANT 12:15 KELLING E/OF WATER MEADOWS VIEWABLE FROM C/PK BY SCHOOL+c800 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE & 7 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*2 SMEW 1DRK FELBRIGG HALL NT LAKE+2 MANDARIN 1DRK

*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE AT 07:30

*2 VELVET SCOTER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB

*100 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE NEAR BEACH C/PK

*FEM VELVET SCOTER GREAT YARMOUTH OFF OLD POWER STATION LATE MRNG

*SMEW WEYBREAD GPS ON OCEAN PIT+HEN HARRIER STUTTON MILL+2 SHORT-EARED OWLS

*REDHEAD SMEW 13:30 WHITLINGHAM CP AT W/END OF GREAT BROAD VIEWABLE FROM RAMP NEAR VISITOR CENTRE

*60 SNOW BUNTING SNETTISHAM RSPB ON SHINGLE BY BEACH C/PK

*4 REDHEAD SMEW 11:00 BARTON BROAD FROM VIEWING PLATFORM+3 SCAUP & 2 GOOSANDER . ALSO AN OTTER

*2 REDHEAD SMEW 14:20 WELLS ON ABRAHAM'S BOSOM

*8 SMEW 2 DRK SADDLE BOW ON RELIEF CHANNEL AT 16:45

*15 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK

*25+SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE ON SHINGLE BY BEACH C/PK AT 14:00

*20 TWITE BLAKENEY QUAY

 

Wednesday 15th February 2012

A milder and quieter day, 2 Goldeneye were still on the Broadwater but there was no further sign of the Smew. On the sea 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Red-throated Divers, 1 Red-necked Grebe2 Guillemots and 2 Razorbills were seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB TILL 13:25 THEN FLEW NW/CORNER OF CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE.ACCESS FROM STATION ROAD. c60 TAIGA BEAN GEESE N/OVER RAILWAY

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 08:55 KELLING

*REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON ABRAHAMS BOSOM

*15 SMEW BETWEEN SADDLE BOW & WIGGENHALL ST.GERMANS ON RELIEF CHANNEL

*3 REDHEAD SMEW TOTTENHILL GPS *NORFOLK 2 REDHEAD SMEW WHITLINGHAM CP ON GREAT BROAD AT 10:00

*2 SHORT-EARED OWL BETWEEN THORNHAM HARBOUR & HOLME NOA ON GRAZING MARSH AT 16:30 

*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE BY ROAD AT 15:35

*2 SMEW 1DRK FELBRIGG HALL NT

 

Tuesday 14th February 2012 

Birds of interest today included a mobile redhead Smew and 2 Goldeneye on the broadwater, with a Greenshank also noted. On the sea highlights included 1 Scaup, 7 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 40 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 1 Red-necked and 2 Slavonian Grebes.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 10:15 CANTLEY RSPB FROM END OF BURNT HOUSE LANE WITH 55 TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB IN PICNIC AREA +RED-NECKED GREBE OFFSHORE & 2 VELVET SCOTERS

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL KELLING SHOWING WELL

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK WROXHAM BROAD 12:30

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HOLKHAM

*11 SMEW SADDLE BOW

*4 SMEW TOTTENHILL GPs

*4 SMEW BARTON BROAD

*2 REDHEAD SMEW WHITLINGHAM C.P 15:15

*REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON BOATING LAKE

Monday 13th February 2012

Highlights today were restricted to the sea, where birds noted included 3 Eider, 4 Long-tailed Duck, 22 Red-throated Divers, 12 Fulmar and 2 LIttle Gulls.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE 12:45 THEN FLEW TWDS CANTLEY

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB 09:30 WITH 2 MEALY REDPOLLS

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS THIS A/NOON HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WELLS OVER PITCH+PUTT MID MRNG

4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*UNCON RPT NORTHERN BULLFINCH SURLINGHAM CHURCH MARSH RSPB BEHIND WHALEY HIDE 11:30

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER RPTD OFF OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +RED-NECKED GREBE, 2 VELVET SCOTERS & 3 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

*FEM VELVET SCOTER OFF BRANCASTER & 9 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

*15 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS 14:40

*FEM VELVET SCOTER GREAT YARMOUTH OFF SOUTH DENES

*11 SMEW SADDLE BOW ON RIVER N/OF BRIDGE

*4 SMEW WELLS ON ABRAHAM'S BOSOM LAKE

*3 SMEW NAR VALLEY FISHERIES

*60 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH

 

Sunday 12th February 2012

A cold but pleasant day, highlights were a Ross' Goose with 5,000+ Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, 2 Eider, 600 Common Scoters, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Crested and 1 Red-necked Grebe on the sea. Also of note were a Peregrine, a Rough-legged Buzzard, a female Blackcap, a Water Rail, and 450+ Fieldfares.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB & 65 TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VIS'CTR 09:25

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL KELLING - NO FURTHER DETAILS

*ROSS'S GOOSE HOLME NOA +ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD & RED-NECKED GREBE OFFSHORE

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 09:05

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 16:20 HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*GREAT WHITE EGRET W/OVER U.E.A BROAD 15:15

*JUV SPOONBILL CLEY NWT W/OF WEST BANK THIS A/NOON

*3w ICELAND GULL DEREHAM SEWAGE WORKS 16:20

*4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*5 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE WISSINGTON N/OF BEET FACTORY

*2 AD BLACK BRANTS WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT 14:40

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE GORLESTON OFF PIER 15:20

*13 SMEW SADDLE BOW

*7 SMEW DOWNHAM MARKET

*4 SMEW SALHOUSE BROAD

*4 SMEW WELLS ON ABRAHAM'S BOSOM LAKE 08:50

*2 SMEW WROXHAM BROAD

*2 SMEW ROCKLAND BROAD

*60 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH

 

Saturday 11th February 2012

A cold and at times foggy day, with the highlight being the large number of winter thrushes present on the reserve, with and estimated 500 fieldfares and 200 Redwing present, largely feeding in the buckthorn. Several thousand Pink-feet were again on the grazing marsh and 1 Woodcock , 2 Sparrowhawks and a Blackcap were also seen.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB VIEWABLE FROM BURNT HOUSE LANE+50+TAIGA BEAN GOOSE & 200 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 13:45 TITCHWELL RSPB+4 MEALY REDPOLL & JUV ICELAND GULL OFFSHORE+2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE BETWEEN SEDGEFORD & RINGSTEAD E/OF MINOR ROAD WITH 5000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*AD FEM RING-NECKED DUCK WROXHAM BROAD

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 1/2ML N/OF HILLINGTON W/OVER A148 MIDDAY

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR FROM LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*AD ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD N/OVER LITTLE SNORING AT 17:00

*7 SHORE LARK E/OF HOLKHAM GAP+38 SNOW BUNTINGS & 14 TWITE

*BLACK BRANT 14:00 WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE WITH 500 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE+2 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*TURTLE DOVE RPTD NORWICH IN GARDEN ON EARLHAM ROAD NEAR FIVE WAYS AT 12:15

*4 SMEW BREYDON WATER AT W/END

*3 REDHEAD SMEW TITCHWELL RSPB ON VOLUNTEER MARSH AT 11:10

*3 COMMON CRANE SE/OVER BURNHAM OVERY AT 12:50

*14 SMEW 3DRK SADDLEBOW N/OF BRIDGE AT c13:00

*50+SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE ON SHINGLE NEAR BEACH C/PK AT 12:30+SLAVONIAN GREBE & RED-THROATED DIVER OFFSHORE

*REDHEAD SMEW WELLS HARBOUR 1/2ML E/OF QUAY

*20+TWITE CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK 

*4 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON ABRAHAM'S BOSOM AT 16:25

*50 SNOW BUNTING SNETTISHAM RSPB THIS MRNG+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

 

Friday 10th February 2012 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB 12:45 AT END OF BURNT HOUSE LANE+c70 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB IN PICNIC AREA+2 MEALY REDPOLL

*2 AD ROSS'S GOOSE BETWEEN RINGSTEAD & SEDGEFORD E/OF MINOR ROAD AT 13:35 WITH 5770 PINK-FOOTED GEESE,3 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE & 4 BARNACLE GEESE

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLME NOA ON GRAZING MARSH AT 14:45 WITH c3000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*GREAT WHITE EGRET SE/OF NORWICH E/OVER WHITLINGHAM CP TOWARDS THORPE MARSH AT 10:30

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK WROXHAM BROAD+2 SCAUP

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OF THORNHAM ON GRAZING MARSH AT 13:10

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE AT 10:15

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING S/OVER SNETTISHAM RSPB+32 SNOW BUNTING, 2 REDHEAD  SMEW & 2 RINGTAIL  HEN HARRIER

*4 COMMON CRANE HICKLING FROM STUBB MILL AT 16:00+2 HEN HARRIER, 30+ MARSH HARRIER, MERLIN & SHORT-EARED OWL

*5 SMEW WELLS ON ARAHAM'S BOSOM AT 09:00

*DRK SMEW 09:00 THETFORD AT NUNNERY LAKES NR ON EAST LAKE AT 09:00

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE OFF KELLING HARD DRIFTING E/AT 09:55+SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE WEYBOURNE OFF C/PK AT 10:45

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+RED-NECKED GREBE, 2 LONG-TAILED DUCK & 2 VELVET SCOTER

 

Thursday 9th February 2012

With the cold weather continuing, several hundred Fieldfare remained feeding in the buckthorn opposite the reserve car park, attracting the attention of several Sparrowhawks with four birds present together at one stage. Other birds of note today included 2 Ross's Geese with the 3000 or so Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, single Merlin and Peregrine, at least 5 Woodcock and two red-headed Smew again on the broadwater. A male Hen Harrier was also noted at Redwell Marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLME NOA ON GRAZING MARSH WITH c3000 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*AD FEM RING-NECKED DUCK WROXHAM BROAD

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE AT 11:15+2 FIRECREST NEAR SALTS HOLE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OF THORNHAM ON GRAZING MARSH

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE AT 16:30

*4 SHORE LARK 1/3ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP AT 16:00

*4 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE OVER HOLKHAM AT 09:15 .3 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON ABRAHAM'S BOSOM

*35 WAXWING WALSINGHAM ON SCARBOROUGH ROAD TILL 13:20 THEN FLEW E/

*2 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB+6 LONG-TAILED DUCK & 2 VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE

*19 SMEW BETWEEN SADDLEBOW & STOWBRIDGE ON RELIEF CHANNEL

*REDHEAD SMEW HICKLING BROAD AT 12:18

*2 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON ABRAHAM'S BOSOM THIS A/NOON+2 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE

 

Wednesday 8th February 2012 

Birds recorded today at the observatory included, once again the Rough-legged Buzzard on the grazing Marsh, with two Barn Owls and a Woodcock also noted. On the sea highlights included a Slavonian Grebe and 6 Red-breasted Mergansers.

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY MAIN PATH+3 REDHEAD  SMEW ON GRAZING MARSH,4 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFFSHORE+2 DRK VELVET SCOTERS. 4 WATER PIPITS ON FRESHMARSH.  2 SPOONBILL W/

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM N/OF SPORTS CENTRE. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISON'S AND WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD 

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OF THORNHAM HARBOUR

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLME NOA+SLAVONIAN GREBE OFFSHORE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM OVER FIELDS E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE AT 15:00

*16 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE CLEY SW/OVER SCRIBB HILL AT 13:20+REDHEAD SMEW ON BEACH ROAD BORROE PIT 14:20 THEN FLEW W/

*10 SMEW 2 DRK NEAR KINGS LYNN AT SADDLEBOW RELIEF CHANNEL AT 14:22

*22 SMEW BETWEEN SADDLEBOW & STOW BRIDGE ON RELIEF CHANNEL AT 14:00

*5 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON ABRAHAM'S BOSOM

*2 SMEW ROCKLAND BROAD+2 RED-BREASTED MERGANSER 

*2 SMEW 1DRK THETFORD AT NUNNERY LAKES ON EAST LAKE AT 08:45

 

Tuesday 7th February 2012

Highlights at Observatory today included 2 redhead Smew on the broadwater and 8 Whooper Swan flew south over the marsh. On the grazing marsh over 2.000 Pink feet were present, with a single Ross's Goose amongst them, . On the sea 4 Long-tailed Ducks were seen, and c80 Snow Buntings were on the beach. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY RSPB FROM END OF BURNT HOUSE LANE 10:30 +80+TAIGA BEAN GEESE & 170+EURASIAN WHITEFRONTS

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR VIS'CTR +4 LONG-TAILED DUCKS & VELVET SCOTER

*ROSS'S GOOSE HOLME NOA ON GRAZING MARSH WITH 1,000 PINKFEET 10:30

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THORNHAM MARSH THIS A/NOON

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM N/OF SPORTS CENTRE 12:55. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISON'S AND WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD

*7 SMEW SADDLE BOW ON RIVER GREAT OUSE

*3 SMEW HOLKHAM W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*3 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON BOATING LAKE

*2 SMEW TITCHWELL RSPB ON SEA 12:30

*2 SMEW CLEY NWT BY BEACH ROAD NEAR SLUICE

*2 REDHEAD SMEW HOLME NOA ON THE BROADWATER 09:00 & 5 WHOOPER SWANS OVER

 

Monday 6th February 2012

Highlights at the Observatory today 2 Barnacle Geese were with the Pink-feet, a female Goldeneye was on the Broadwater, 12 Goosanders flew through west offshore, the Peregrine flew west over the grazing marsh, and 2 Water Rails, 2 Woodcocks, a female Blackcap, 70+ Fieldfares, 25 Song Thrushes, 16 Redwings and 2 Bullfinches were also of note.

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY RSPB FROM BURNT HOUSE LANE WITH 40 TAIGA BEAN GEESE THIS MRNG

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK WROXHAM BROAD THIS MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM OVER FRESHMARSH EARLY A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THORNHAM 13:00

*2 COMMON CRANES N/OF THURNE BY WEAVERS WAY

*22 TWITE BLAKENEY HARBOUR ON N/SIDE OF QUAY C/PK 13:20

*LONG-TAILED DUCK PENTNEY GPs 10:35 +REDHEAD SMEW & AD MED GULL

*5 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON BOATING LAKE 09:30

*DRK SMEW FAKENHAM ON RIVER WENSUM JUST PAST THREE BRICK ARCHES BRIDGE 12:00

 

Sunday 5th February 2012

Highlights today included a Peregrine on the beach, the Rough-legged Buzzard again on the grazing marsh, Short-eared and Barn Owls hunting, a female Blackcap in the scrub, and 20 Blackbirds, 70 Fieldfares, 25 Song Thrushes, and 15 Redwings on the reserve. 72 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*LONG-TAILED DUCK PENTNEY GPs 11:30 & REDHEAD SMEW

*2 COMMON CRANES E/OVER SALTHOUSE HEATH 14:40

*5 REDHEAD SMEW WELLS ON BOATING LAKE

 

Saturday 4th February 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 11:19 MIDWAY BETWEEN BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB & CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB WITH c200 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE+50+TAIGA BEAN GOOSE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE AT 09:30+MEALY REDPOLL

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HALVERGATE MARSHES S/OF MANOR FARM TRACK WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM AT 09:30. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISON'S AND WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW FROM CONCRETE PAD

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE S/OF FIELD DALLING W/OF FIELD DALLING ROAD IN HEDGE BY PULL-IN TILL 12:05 THEN FLUSHED & LOST TO VIEW PLEASE KEEP TO PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY TG010380

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE WITH COMMON BUZZARD BUT DISTANT AT 11:33+AD BLACK BRANT E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT 16:30

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD TITCHWELL RSPB W/OF PATH MID MRNG 

 

Friday 3rd February 2012

Highlights today were 1800 Pink-feet, 600 Wigeon, a male Hen Harrier hunting, a Woodcock was flushed, a Barn Owl was hunting and 10 Fieldfares were feeding on the buckthorn.

 

Thursday 2nd February 2012 

Seawatching today produced 6 Red-throated Divers, 4 Great crested Grebes, 2 Gannets and a Slavonian Grebe, with a flock of 32 Snow Buntings flying east along the beach. An Arctic Skua was seen earlier in the day, and the arrival of Fieldfares continued with 450 counted during the morning. A single Woodcock was seen, and c200 Golden Plover were again on the grazing marsh, 2 Buzzards, 2 Short-eared Owls and a ringtail Hen Harrier were also recorded.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY MAIN PATH BUT MOBILE

*AD FEM RING-NECKED DUCK WROXHAM BROAD AT 12:20

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM AT 09:10. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISON'S AND WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD 

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE+5 GREENLAND WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE OPPOSITE CHURCH TILL 11:50 THEN FLEW TOWARDS JOE JORDAN HIDE WITH EURASIN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BETWEEN E/END OF HOLME NOA & THORNHAM HARBOUR AT 14:20+SHORT-EARED OWL

*28 SNOW BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH+SLAVONIAN GREBE & VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD AT MIDDAY

*20+HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK AT 11:30

*5 TWITE BURGH CASTLE

 

Wednesday 1st February 2012 

A cold easterly wind bought a more wintery feel to the reserve, with a flock of c100 Fieldfares around the pines, several snipe and at least three woodcock, adding to the feeling winter was finally arriving. Birds on the sea included 9 Red-throated Divers, a drake Eider and a drake Goosander. A spoonbill was again present in Thornham Harbour.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY MEADOW TRAIL EARLY A/NOON BUT MOBILE+2 WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE ON GRAZING MARSH+FEM MANDARIN ON FRESHMARSH & VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES 

*4 SHORE LARK 1/2ML E/OF HOLKHAM GAP AT 14:00+c40 SNOW BUNTING

*20+WAXWING 11:43 NORWICH IN FARM FOODS C/PK

*BLACK BRANT 10:30 N/OF WALSEY HILLS NOA ON POPE'S MARSH WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE+3 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*2 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE VIEWED FROM A149 AT 10:30 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+AD GREENLAND WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*16 HAWFINCH 11:15 LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK BEYOND BRIDGE

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD

*80+LAPLAND BUNTING BURNHAM OVERY IN STUBBLE BY A149 LAYBY EARLY A/NOON 

Tuesday 31st January 2012 

Birds recorded today at the observatory included 2 Woodcock, Water Rail, Short-eared Owl and c200 Golden Plover. 30 Snow Buntings were seen on the beach, whilst other birds of note included 6 Eider, 4 Goosander, and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers.

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VIS'CTR LATE A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 10:50

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT 13:05

*2+TUNDRA BEAN GEESE HALVERGATE MARSHES

*SPOONBILL THORNHAM MARSHES 14:55

*4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP & 25 SNOW BUNTINGS

*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANTS WOLFERTON TRIANGLE

 

Monday 30th January 2012

Seawatching today produced 8 Red-throated Divers, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Goldeneye and 1 Slavonian Grebe.

On the grazing Marsh at least two Short-eared and Barn Owls were present, as well as 3 Marsh Harriers, a Peregrine and c200 Golden Plover. Other birds of note included 32 Snow Buntings on the beach, and 3 Goosanders in flight over the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 08:05

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 15:40 TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR VIS'CTR & AD CASPIAN GULL

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 400YDS S/OF FIELD DALLING BY FIELD DALLING ROAD LATE MRNG

50+LAPLAND BUNTINGS BURNHAM OVERY BY A149 LAYBY IN STUBBLE FIELD

*SHORELARK HOLKHAM GAP

*2 SPOONBILLS E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB EARLY MRNG

*SPOONBILL BRANCASTER STAITHE NE/OF QUAY 13:10

*FEM VELVET SCOTER GREAT YARMOUTH OFF OLD POWER STATION

 

Sunday 29th January 2012 

Very quiet on the sea today, with 4 Red-throated Divers and 1 Red-breasted Merganser being the only birds of note. On the reserve 2 Bramblings were seen, and c200 Golden Plovers, 3 Barn and 1 Short-eared Owl were seen on the grazing marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 11:45

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 13:45 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB WITH 80 TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VIS'CTR

*FERRUGINOUS DUCK RANWORTH BROAD IN CHANNEL BY MALTHOUSE BROAD

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

*ROSS'S GOOSE S/OVER CLEY NWT 08:05

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY FROM SEAWALL 15:45

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NE/OF FAKENHAM. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

*BLACK GUILLEMOT 15:45 OFF HOLKHAM E/OF THE GAP

*4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT

*25 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE AT BEACH C/PK

*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANTS WOLFERTON TRIANGLE

*RUDDY SHELDUCK BRADWELL BY A143

*FEM VELVET SCOTER GREAT YARMOUTH OFF SOUTH DENES

 

Saturday 28th January 2012

Seawatching today produced 6 Red-throated Divers, 3 Eider and a Long-tailed Duck, whilst 2 Short-eared Owls and c200 Golden Plover were noted on the grazing marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 10:45 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB VIEWED FROM TRACK BTW RAILWAY STATION AND FISHERMAN'S C/PK+80 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE 

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT 12:00 FROM AVOCET HIDE 

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB THIS MRNG NEAR VISITOR CENTRE 

*ROSS'S GOOSE SNETTISHAM RSPB LEFT ROOST 07:45+40 SNOW BUNTING ON BEACH 

*AD FEM RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD NWT 13:15 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH IN PLANTATION E/OF LADY ANNE'S DRIVE 09:40 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD TITCHWELL CIRCLING BTW CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS AND WHITE CITY THEN DRIFTED E/TOWARDS BRANCASTER 14:25 

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE THIS A/NOON 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISON'S AND WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD 

*4 SHORE LARK E/OF HOLKHAM GAP THIS A/NOON+76 SNOW BUNTING & LITTLE AUK RPTD OFFSHORE

*1+ BLACK BRANT WELLS ON GOLF COURSE

*2 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE EARLY MRNG 

*19 COMMON CRANE S/OF TITCHWELL IN FIELD 08:30 THEN FLEW OFF 

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON C50YDS FROM A149 ON N/SIDE OF TRIANGLE

*5 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+10 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE ON FRESHMARSH THEN FLEW TO GYPSY LANE 

 

Friday 27th January 2012

Two Short-eared Owls and 4 Barn Owls were present over the grazing Marsh today, a ringtail Hen Harrier and a Peregrine were also seen.

Birds noted on the sea included 5 Red-throated Divers and 2 Eider.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 10:40 CLEY NWT FROM AVOCET HIDE

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 11:30 CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB AT E/END

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB +SPOONBILL, 20 SNOW BUNTINGS & 4 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 12:15 HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END & 4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*2 LITTLE AUKS W/PAST CLEY 08:30

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL WALCOTT ON BEACH OPP KINGFISHER CAFE 14:20 THEN FLEW SE

*50+LAPLAND BUNTINGS BURNHAM OVERY BY A149 LAYBY IN STUBBLE FIELD

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT

*5 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH IN NE/CORNER

*2 COMMON CRANES HORSEY E/OF B1159 S/OF HORSEY MILL

*FEM VELVET SCOTER GREAT YARMOUTH JUST N/OF OLD POWER STATION OUTFALL

 

Thursday 26th January 2012

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 12:50 CLEY NWT FROM AVOCET HIDE SHOWING WELL

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY RSPB FROM BURNT HOUSE LANE 12:00 WITH 80 TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE SE/OF DOCKING FLEW NW/OVER GREAT BARWICK 11:50

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB IN PICNIC AREA

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD FRITTON FLEW TO WAVENEY FOREST 16:00 & SPOONBILL OVER 16:35

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD THIS A/NOON BURNHAM NORTON & IMM SPOONBILL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY FLEW E/OVER HOLKHAM PINES 13:08

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WELLS ON N/SIDE OF EAST HILLS 11:20

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE SANTON WARREN OPP RAILWAY TUNNEL

*NO SIGN COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS KELLING THIS MRNG

*2 BLACK BRANTS WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT 14:20

*6 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE BTW HEACHAM & SEDGEFORD N/OF MINOR ROAD

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE HOLKHAM BY LADY ANN'S DRIVE NEAR ENTRANCE GATE

*6 COMMON CRANES HORSEY E/OF B1159 S/OF HORSEY MILL MID A/NOON

*SPOONBILL THORNHAM MARSH

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB 08:15-09:30 +RED-NECKED GREBE & 7 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

*22 TWITE BLAKENEY HARBOUR BY C/PK LATE MRNG

 

Wednesday 25th January 2012

A Short-eared Owl was hunting during the day, and a Barn Owl was of note. Seawatching produced a drake Long-tailed Duck, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars, and a Woodcock flew through the pines.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+c80 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE & c160 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT 12:42+3 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE WITH c1500 PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB FROM VISITOR CENTRE THIS MRNG

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 11:30 KELLING W/OF THE STREET 90YDS SSW/OF A149 IN WALLED GARDEN.PARK ONLY BY SCHOOL &  VIEW FROM ROAD

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE N/OF BALE IN HEDGE BY FIELD DALLING ROAD,VIEWED NW/FROM GATE NEAR PATCH PLANTATION.TG014376

*ROSS'S GOOSE JUST S/OF TITCHWELL RSPB WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+LONG-TAILED DUCK OFFSHORE & 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS THORNHAM

*3 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 15:35 HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR AT W/END . ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS GUN HILL

 

 

Tuesday 24th January 2012

A wet miserable start to the day, with the weather improving slightly early afternoon, which encouraged the appearance of 3 Short-eared and 2 Barn Owls. Spotted Redshank and Rock Pipit were noted at Thornham Harbour, and seawatching produced 4 Red-throated Divers, 4 Goldeneye and 2 Common Scoters.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT VIEWABLE FROM DAUKE'S HIDE AT 08:23

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BETWEEN BACTON & EDDINGTHORPE FLEW SW/AT 14:50

*4 SHORE LARK E/OF HOLKHAM GAP

*10+WAXWING NORWICH OFF EXETER STREET AT 09:30

*2 VELVET SCOTER OFF HORSEY GAP AT 12:05

Monday 23rd January 2012

Highlights on the sea today included 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 16 Fulmar, 6 Goldeneye, 2 Red-throated Divers and a Red-breasted Merganser. Birds on the reserve included a Spoonbill feeding at the western end of the broadwater, 3+ Short-eared Owls were over the grazing marsh, and an adult Med Gull in amongst large numbers of Common Gulls at the mouth of Thornham Harbour.

 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

 *AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB LATE A/NOON WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUT DISTANT

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON WHITWELL SCRAPE FROM AVOCET HIDE AT 12:30

*1w COUSE'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB IN ALDERS BY VISITOR CENTRE AT 08:00 BUT MOBILE

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 11:30 KELLING W/OF THE STREET 90YDS SSW/OF A149 IN WALLED GARDEN.PARK ONLY BY SCHOOL & VIEW FROM ROAD

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NE/OF FAKENHAM AT 12:30. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY FLEW TOWARDS WELLS AT 13:00 VIEWED FROM A149

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE AT 12:30

*4 SHORE LARK JUST E/OF HOLKHAM GAP

*2w/JUV ICELAND GULL W/PAST SHERINGHAM

*60+LAPLAND BUNTING BURNHAM OVERY IN STUBBLE FIELD BY TRACK TO GUNN HILL

*45+TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH AT 09:00+1750 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE, 3 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 20 TWITE & 2 WATER PIPIT

*35 WAXWING NORWICH ON ORCHARD STREET BEHIND KFC AT 08:00

*SPOONBILL HOLME NOA AT W/END OF BROADWATER AT 08:42

*21 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE WELNEY WWT

*2 FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES AT N/END OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE IN HOLM OAKS BY "DANGER OF FIRE" SIGN

 

Sunday 22nd January 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL THIS MRNG

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 12:00 BTW BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB & CANTLEY RSPB VIEWABLE FROM RAILWAY CROSSING

*2 COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS KELLING W/OF THE STREET 90YDS SSW/OF A149 IN WALLED GARDEN. PARK ONLY BY SCHOOL & VIEW FROM ROAD

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VIS'CTR & 2+MEALY REDPOLLS

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD VIEWABLE FROM RIVER BANK 13:25

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES SW/OF FITTON MARSH 15:30

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FLEW N/OVER N/END OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 14:50

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WELLS W/OF B1105 OVER OLD COMMON PLANTATION 13:55

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HAPPISBURGH

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NE/OF FAKENHAM. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

*2 CASPIAN GULLS CLEY NWT 09:15 THEN FLEW EAST

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL STIFFKEY OFF CAMPSITE C/PK 08:05

*60+LAPLAND BUNTINGS BURNHAM OVERY BY TRACK TO GUN HILL

*25 LAPLAND BUNTINGS CLEY NWT NEAR BEACH C/PK IN FIELD 12:30

*SPOONBILL THORNHAM HARBOUR

*40 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON ORCHARD STREET BEHIND KFC 14:45

*AD BLACK BRANT LYNN POINT 15:00

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PITCH+PUTT 10:55

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES 150YDS W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*FEM VELVET SCOTER GREAT YARMOUTH OFF PLEASURE BEACH THIS MRNG

*30 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK

*24 SNOW BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH

 

Saturday 21st January 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 14:40 CLEY NWT FROM AVOCET HIDE & 2 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE W/OF WINDMILL

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 12:00 BTW CANTLEY RSPB & BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*2 COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS KELLING W/OF THE STREET 90YDS SSW/OF A149 IN WALLED GARDEN. PARK ONLY BY SCHOOL & VIEW FROM ROAD

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VIS'CTR 11:05

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK THORPE BROAD FLEW TWDS GREAT BROAD 12:20

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD ON MALTHOUSE BROAD 09:40

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS WELLS SW/OF B1105 FROM ASHBURTON HOUSE 13:15

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NE/OF FAKENHAM EARLY A/NOON. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

*PROB JUV KUMLIEN'S GULL SHERINGHAM ON BEACH E/OF SEAWATCHING SHELTER 08:50-09:05 THEN FLEW EAST

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL 13:35 STIFFKEY OFF CAMPSITE C/PK

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE 12:35 THEN FLEW TWDS BEACH C/PK

*65+LAPLAND BUNTINGS BURNHAM OVERY BY TRACK TO GUN HILL

*4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM GAP

*30+WAXWINGS NORWICH ON EXETER STREET

*26 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON ORCHARD STREET BEHIND KFC 08:10

*2 GREENLAND WHITEFRONTS HOLKHAM FLEW TWDS JOE JORDAN HIDE 11:50

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER BARTON BROAD

 

Friday 20th January 2012 

Birds today included a mobile flock of c100 Golden Plover on the grazing marsh, 3 Marsh Harriers and a Short-eared Owl.  On the sea 6 Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Red-throated Divers were noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 10:10 CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB IN NW/CORNER WITH c60 TAIGA BEAN GEESE . 7 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 14:30

*2 COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL KELLING W/OF THE STREET 90YDS SSW/OF A149 IN WALLED GARDEN LATE MRNG.PARK ONLY BY SCHOOL & VIEW FROM ROAD

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK 16:15 SE/OF NORWICH AT TROWSE AT WHITLINGHAM CP ON GREAT BROAD BEHIND MAIN ISLAND AT DUSK VIEWABLE FROM RIVERBANK

*AD FEM RING-NECKED DUCK BY RANWORTH BROAD NWT AT MALTHOUSE BROAD VIEWED FROM THE MALTSTERS PUB EARLY A/NOON

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NE/OF FAKENHAM AT 10:00 PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 11:40 2MLS E/OF SOUTH CREAKE IN HEDGE ON S/SIDE BY MINOR ROAD TO EGMERE TF890374

*43 WAXWING NORWICH OFF DEREHAM ROAD ON ORCHARD STREET BEHIND KFC AT 12:20

*1+GREENLAND WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR VIEWABLE FROM A149 AT 15:20 BUT DISTANT

*20 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE ON SHINGLE BY BEACH ROAD C/PK

 

Thursday 19th January 2012

A Woodcock flew over Redwell Marsh, a Greenshank was at Gore Point and 32 Snow Buntings were on the beach. On the sea 1 Fulmar, 1 Great Crested Grebe and a Guillemot were noted. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE NEAR RAILWAY LINE AT 10:30

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 11:35 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BUT MOBILE+2 MEALY REDPOLL, 4 LONG-TAILED DUCK & BITTERN

*2 COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL KELLING W/OF THE STREET 90YDS SSW/OF A149 IN WALLED GARDEN LATE MRNG.PARK ONLY BY SCHOOL & VIEW FROM ROAD+MEALY REDPOLL & 70 LESSER REDPOLL

*DRK FERRUGINOUS DUCK SE/OF NORWICH AT TROWSE AT WHITLINGHAM CP ON GREAT BROAD BEHIND MAIN ISLAND AT DUSK VIEWABLE FROM RIVERBANK

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 2MLS E/OF SOUTH CREAKE IN HEDGE ON S/SIDE BY MINOR ROAD TO EGMERE TF890374

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NE/OF FAKENHAM AT 14:55 PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD N/OF WELLS AT EAST HILLS THEN FLEW W/OVER BEACH ROAD LATE MRNG

 *AD BLACK BRANT WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD ON PITCH & PUTT+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*4 SHORE LARK E/OF HOLKHAM GAP

*22 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE SEA PALLING BEHIND NORTH END FARM VIEWABLE FROM CHAPEL ROAD AT 15:00

*3 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE W/OVER CLEY NWT THIS MRNG 

*5 HEN HARRIER 2 MALES ROYDON COMMON NWT 15:00 TO 16:30

*25 CORN BUNTING CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS AT 15:58

*2 AD COMMON CRANE S/OF HORSEY MILL THIS MRNG+17 SNOW BUNTING ON BEACH AT END OF NELSON HEAD TRACK

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT 08:00 WOLFERTON TRIANGLE

*SNOW BUNTING HOLME DUNES AT GORE POINT

 

Wednesday 18th January 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BETWEEN BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB & CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB AT 10:20

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH BRIEFLY AT 12:30

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE THIS MRNG BUT MOBILE

*2 ARCTIC REDPOLL KELLING 13:50 W/OF THE STREET 90YDS SSW/OF A149 IN WALLED GARDEN.PARK ONLY BY SCHOOL & VIEW FROM ROAD

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 16:30 2MLS E/OF SOUTH CREAKE IN HEDGE ON S/SIDE BY MINOR ROAD TO EGMERE TF890374

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 12:15 NE/OF FAKENHAM. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

 

Tuesday 17th January 2012 

The Rough-legged Buzzard was again seen over the grazing marsh today, with a male Hen Harrier, Short-eared and Barn Owl also present. Two Ross's Geese were seen in flight over the reserve, and  at least one Scaup was still present on the broadwater with the Tufted Ducks. Several Bearded Tits were seen along the Broadwater edge, and a Stonechat was present during the morning in front of the observatory building.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 15:55 CANTLEY RSPB AT NW/END WITH 81 TAIGA BEAN GEESE & TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE

*1+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL KELLING W/OF THE STREET S/OF A149 IN WALLED GARDEN WITH REDPOLLS BUT MOBILE. PARK ONLY BY SCHOOL & VIEW FROM ROAD

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH FROM CLEY BEACH ROAD WITH PINKFEET

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK WROXHAM BROAD 14:30

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM VIEWABLE FROM A149 & 70+LAPLAND BUNTINGS IN STUBBLE FIELD

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD E/OVER SALTHOUSE HEATH EARLY A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 14:40 2ML E/OF SOUTH CREAKE BY MINOR ROAD TO EGMERE TF.890.374

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NE/OF FAKENHAM. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

*AD GLAUCOUS GULL TILL 13:55 WINTERTON THEN FLEW SOUTH

*BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PLAYING FIELDS 09:45

*34 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON ORCHARD STREET BEHIND KFC MID MRNG

*49 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE E/OF WELNEY WWT S/OF TEN MILE BANK E/OF GREAT OUSE RIVER 11:10

*41 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON ORCHARD STREET BEHIND KFC

 

Monday 16th January 2012

Highlights today were the Rough-legged Buzzard,again seen over the grazing marsh ,with the two Scaup still with the Tufted Duck on the Broadwater and a  male Hen Harrier and a Short-eared Owl were also seen during the day. On the sea there were 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 11 Guillemot, 3 Razorbills and 5 Fulmar.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH 09:45 & 20 SNOW BUNTINGS

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE 11:35

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB IN PICNIC AREA 11:00 & 4 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFFSHORE

*GREAT WHITE EGRET OVER BELTON MARSHES

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLME

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM OVER PINES VIEWABLE FROM A149 BY TURNING TO BURNHAM FARM 12:05

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NE/OF FAKENHAM 09:35 & COMMON CRANE 09:25. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

*4 SHORELARKS HOLKHAM E/OF BOARDWALK BY 2nd GAP IN DUNES  14:00 & 30 SNOW BUNTINGS

*50 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE WELNEY WWT - HAVE ROOSTED HERE FOR SEVERAL DAYS

*4 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 11:20

*2+TUNDRA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB 11:20

*30 LAPLAND BUNTINGS HOLKHAM BY A149 IN STUBBLE FIELD NEAR LAYBY

*25 WAXWINGS NORWICH OFF DEREHAM ROAD BEHIND KFC 11:30

*24 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON EXETER STREET THIS A/NOON

*FIRECREST HOLKHAM 100YDS W/OF N/END OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 12:00 

 

Sunday 15th January 2012

Highlights today were a superb Rough-legged Buzzard on the grazing marsh, a Ring-tail Hen Harrier was seen, 2 Scaup were on the Broadwater with the Tufted Ducks, 20 Common Scoters, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Red-throated Divers, 1 Gannet, and 1 Great Crested Grebe on the sea, a Short-eared Owl.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 14:15 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL THIS A/NOON TITCHWELL RSPB BY PATH & 2 MEALY REDPOLLS

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

*GREAT WHITE EGRET OVER FRITTON MARSHES TWDS BELTON 09:25

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES AT HADDISCOE ISLAND & GREAT WHITE EGRET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 16:15

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLME NOA S/OF OBS 15:00 +SHORT-EARED OWL & 2 FEM SCAUP

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 13:45 THORNHAM VIEWABLE W/FROM BANK

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD LETHERINGSETT BY FARM SHOP 11:45

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WELLS THIS MRNG

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NE/OF FAKENHAM. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

 

Saturday 14th January 2012

38 White-fronted Geese flew west over Redwell Marsh this morning. At the Observatory 2 female Scaup were still on the Broadwater with 40 Tufted Ducks, a Red-throated Diver flew west offshore, a Greenshank was at Gore Point early morning and 3 Short-eared Owls were hunting mid afternoon on the grazing marshes. A female Blackcap was in the scrub, and a single Snow Bunting flew west along the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 12:25 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB VIEWABLE FROM RIVER JUST BEYOND MILL WITH c50 TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON ARNOLD'S MARSH FROM N/END OF EAST BANK AT DUSK+RED-THROATED DIVER OFFSHORE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB EARLY A/NOON IN ALDERS BEHIND FEEDING STATION & ALONG PATH BUT MOBILE

*2 AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR THIS EVNG 1 FROM WASHINGTON HIDE WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE & 1 FLEW E/WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM AT 12:50.PARK IN DIRT LAYBY ON A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO CONCRETE PAD

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLME NOA FROM THORNHAM BANK LATE A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 14:30 HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE FLEW TOWARDS HOLKHAM PARK

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM OFF E/PROMENADE BY OUTFLOW AT 12:35 THEN FLEW W/

*13 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE CLEY SSW/OVER OLD WOMAN'S LANE AT 12:20

*45+LAPLAND BUNTING W/OF HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR IN STUBBLE FIELD ON N/SIDE OF A149 AT 14:30

*RED-NECKED GREBE OFF HUNSTANTON CLIFFS THIS MRNG

*20 SNOW BUNTING BRANCASTER ON BEACH AT W/END+4 RED-NECKED GREBE & 4 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFFSHORE

*FEM SCAUP HOLME NOA ON BROADWATER MID A/NOON+BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFFSHORE & 2  SHORT-EARED OWLS BY ENTRANCE TRACK. c45 TWITE THORNHAM BANK

*MALE HEN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB OVER REEDBED & SALTMARSH THIS MRNG+2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON FRESHMARSH

*3 FIRECREST HOLKHAM PINES 2 AT N/END OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE & 1 BY MEALS HOUSE

 

Friday 13th January 2012

At least 1 female Scaup was still on the Broadwater today and 2 Short-eared Owls were hunting, together with 3 Barn Owls. On the sea 6 Eider, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, and 5 Fulmars were recorded.A female Blackcap and a female Stonechat were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 11:35 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB MIDWAY BETWEEN BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB & CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB VIEWABLE FROM RIVER BANK 

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE AT 11:05

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB IN ALDER BY FEEDING STATION AT c09:30+MEALY REDPOLL

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR JUST W/OF N/END OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE 11:30

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM.PARK IN DIRT LAYBY ON A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO CONCRET PAD

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE AT 14:15. 2 SHORT-EARED OWL THORPE MARSHES

*4 SHORE LARK E/OF HOLKHAM GAP

*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS ON PLAYING FIELDS OFF BEACH ROAD

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY ON ARNOLD'S MARSH AT 09:30

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY W/OVER BEACH ROAD AT 10:05+55 SNOW BUNTING ON SHINGLE E/OF BEACH C/PK

*8 COMMON CRANE OVER TITCHWELL RSPB AT 13:00+2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD & BITTERN

*18 SNOW BUNTING BY SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK AT 13:12

*60 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GEESE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FROM A149 LAYBY AT 09:40

*4 LITTLE GULL S/PAST SNETTISHAM RSPB+56 SNOW BUNTING ON BEACH & ESCAPED SAKER OVER

*AD MED GULL THORNHAM HARBOUR OFF C/PK AT 13:27 SHOWING WELL

*FEM SCAUP HOLME NOA ON BROADWATER+2 SHORT-EARED OWL & BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFFSHORE

 

Thursday 12th January 2012

A beautiful sunny day, highlights were at least 4 White-fronted Geese with the Pink-feet on the marsh, 2 female Scaup on the Broadwater with 35 Tufted Ducks, a Peregrine on the marsh, a Water Rail calling, and 3 Short-eared Owls hunting late afternoon.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 10:40 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE THIS A/NOON BUT ELUSIVE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 12:30 TITCHWELL RSPB IN PICNIC AREA RED-NECKED GREBE OFFSHORE & 18 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE 12:23 HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR VIEWABLE FROM WASHINGTON HIDE & A149 LAYBY WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+25+EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE .ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD OVER GUN HILL LATE MRNG

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM AT 11:00.PARK IN DIRT LAYBY ON A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO CONCRETE PAD 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 10:00 DERSINGHAM BOG NR

*4 SHORE LARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP AT c10:20

*50+WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR FROM A149 LAYBY THIS A/NOON

*15 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE ON SHINGLE BY BEACH C/PK AT 13:55

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE ON N/SIDE AT 13:30

*4 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE HOLME NOA IN FIELD S/OF BROADWATER+3 SHORT-EARED OWL & 2 SCAUP ON BROADWATER

 

Wednesday 11th January 2012

Highlights today included 450 Pink-footed Geese on the grazing marsh together with 6 tundra Bean Geese, 266 Brent Geese past on the sea, a single Pintail, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Red-throated Divers, 3 Black-throated Divers, 3 Fulmars, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Guillemots, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Short-eared Owls, a female Stonechat, 4 Rock Pipits, 3 Bullfinches, and 25 Snow Buntings west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL TILL 08:15 THEN FLEW TOWARDS NORTH SCRAPE

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BETWEEN BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB & CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB MIDDAY THEN FLEW S/OVER RIVER WITH 50 TAIGA BEAN GEESE+2 WHOOPER SWANS

*1w COUSE'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE BUT MOBILE

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE 12:56  BURNHAM OVERY MARSHES VIEWED FROM A149 LAYBY WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE+BLACK BRANT

*2 ROSS'S GOOSE 1 ON HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR FROM WASHINGTON HIDE+1 ON OVERY MARSH

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BREYDON WATER ON MARSH BY SOUTH WALL+SPOONBILL & SHORT-EARED OWL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WINTERTON NORTH DUNES LATE MRNG+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 09:20 NE/OF FAKENHAM. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

*COMMON CRANE OVER HEMPTON W/ALONG RAILWAY AT 07:40

*RED-NECKED GREBE BLAKENEY HARBOUR+c80 SNOW BUNTING BLAKENEY POINT AT W/END

 

Tuesday 10th January 2012

Seawatching today produced 5 Eider and 3 Common Scoter, whilst birds of interest on the reserve included 6 flyover Snow Buntings and a pair of Stonechats in front of the obs building. A male Hen Harrier and both Short-eared and Barn Owls were present over the grazing marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 13:15 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE +AD ROSS'S GOOSE & 8 BEAN GEESE

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB 12:05 & 70+TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB FROM MAIN PATH

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE BURNHAM OVERY WITH PINKFEET 12:20 & 50 LAPLAND BUNTINGS IN 1st STUBBLE FIELD BY TRACK TO GUN HILL

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD FROM VIS'CTR 10:45

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM AT W/END OF PINES 15:35 & BARN OWL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 15:45

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BREYDON WATER RSPB BY SOUTH WALL 10:50

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD E/OF HINDRINGHAM S/OF BALE ROAD 16:00

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NE/OF FAKENHAM. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

*4 SHORELARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP 10:45

*37 WAXWINGS COSTESSEY ON JERNINGHAM ROAD IN BRECKLAND PARK 08:15

 

Monday 9th January 2012 

Seawatching today produced 114 Common Scoter, 7 Goldeneye, 3 Fulmar, 2 Eider and a Slavonian Grebe. On the grazing marsh in front of the observatory 20 Tundra Bean Geese were found in amongst a small flock of c150 Pink feet, and two Short-eared Owls and a Barn Owl were also seen over the marsh. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL 08:20 +ROSS'S GOOSE & 5 BARNACLE GEESE

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB FROM END OF BURNT HOUSE LANE WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE 13:00

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB +SPOONBILL & RED-NECKED GREBE OFFSHORE

*RICHARD'S PIPIT SNETTISHAM RSPB N/OF ROOST HIDE FLUSHED FROM LONG GRASS 10:30 BUT NO FURTHER SIGN

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE MID A/NOON

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BREYDON WATER RSPB FROM SOUTH WALL EARLY A/NOON

*FEM RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD ON MALTHOUSE BROAD FROM MALTSTERS PUB 11:20

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NE/OF FAKENHAM 14:25. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

*20 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE HOLME NOA FROM VIS'CTR

*38 WAXWINGS COSTESSEY ON JERNINGHAM WAY 09:10

 

Sunday 8th January 2012

Seawatching today produced 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Gannet, and a single Razorbill. Also of note were 65 Lapwings, 2 Short-eared Owls, a male Blackcap, and a female Stonechat.

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 13:55 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 11:10 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB & 50+TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL KELLING NEAR SCHOOL BY TRACK TO WATER MEADOWS 10:55 & MEALY REDPOLL

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR VIS'CTR 12:05

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

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE 11:20 HOLKHAM W/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE IN TREE LATE MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD CHEDGRAVE MARSHES AT HADDISCOE ISLAND 12:45

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 11:15 NE/OF FAKENHAM BUT MOBILE. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

 *3w CASPIAN GULL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS A/NOON & 2 WATER PIPITS BY WEST BANK

*LITTLE AUK E/PAST CLEY & 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

*4 SHORELARKS E/OF HOLKHAM GAP & 26 SNOW BUNTINGS

*36 WAXWINGS 12:15 COSTESSEY IN BRECKLAND PARK

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE HOLKHAM FROM LADY ANN'S DRIVE 13:00

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB LATE A/NOON

*HOODED CROW E/OF SWAFFHAM BY A47 THIS A/NOON

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER ROLLESBY BROAD S/OF A149 ROADBRIDGE & BITTERN

*RUDDY SHELDUCK BRADWELL BY A143

Saturday 7th January 2012

Highlights today included 1 Black-throated Diver, 1 Short-eared Owl, and 1 Barn Owl.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 15:51 CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 14:55 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GOOSE 

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 13:05 TITCHWELL RSPB IN PICNIC AREA 

*ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM NNR ON FRESHMARSH WITH PINKFEET VIEWABLE FROM LADY ANN'S DRIVE 09:10

*ROSS'S GOOSE W/OVER EGEMERE TWDS SOUTH CREAKE AT 10:22 WITH PINKFEET

*ROSS'S GOOSE S/OF WELLS WITH PINKFEET 

*AD FEM RING-NECKED DUCK 13:40 RANWORTH BROAD NWT+MEALY REDPOLL 

*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM TOWER HIDE 15:00 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SW/OF EGMERE IN PLANTATION N/OF WATERDEN FARM 15:10 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM NNR FROM WASHINGTON HIDE 11:50 + 2 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NE/OF FAKENHAM.PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/OF ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE BTW BURNHAM MARKET & NORTH CREAKE BY SPEED CAMERA ROAD SIGN 15:25 

 

Friday 6th January 2012

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 14:05 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUT DISTANT

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON PAT'S POOL AT 16:07

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 15:05 TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR VISITOR CENTRE SHOWING WELL ON & OFF

*2 ROSS'S GOOSE HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE AT 13:04 *

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM E/OF LADY ANN'S DRIVE AT 10:30

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 2 SHORT-EARED OWL .2 SHORT-EARED OWLS THORPE MARSHES

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE NE/OF FAKENHAM AT 16:00.PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/OF ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD TO VIEW N/OF SPORTS CENTRE

 

Thursday 5th January 2012

Strong westerlies today produced an interesting seawatch, with 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 19 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Great Crested Grebes, and a Great Skua past west. A Rock Pipit was also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH +60 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH & RED-NECKED GREBE OFFSHORE

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 13:15 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUT DISTANT

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL MID A/NOON TITCHWELL RSPB BY PICNIC AREA

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE S/OVER HEMPTON 08:25

*5 COMMON CRANES HICKLING AT STUBB MILL IN ROOST & 2 HEN HARRIERS

*RUDDY SHELDUCK BRADWELL BY A143

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER ORMESBY BROAD

*2 GOLDEN PHEASANTS WOLFERTON TRIANGLE THIS MRNG

 

Wednesday 4th January 2012

Another windy day, highlights were on the sea where 2000+ Common Scoter, a Slavonian Grebe and 3 Red-throated Divers were of note. A Peregrine flew over the marsh heading east.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER THIS A/NOON CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH BUT ELUSIVE

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 11:30 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB FLEW OVER RAILWAY LINE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VIS'CTR

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

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM 09:15. PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD FOR 300YDS & VIEW SOUTH

*3 SHORELARKS W/OF HOLKHAM GAP & 30 SNOW BUNTINGS

*7 WAXWINGS COSTESSEY OFF JERNINGHAM ROAD IN BRECKLAND PARK 09:55

*BEAN GOOSE GLANDFORD 1/2ML S/OF CHURCH 11:15

*7 COMMON CRANES MELTON CONSTABLE POSS LANDED IN MELTON PARK LATE MRNG

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER ROLLESBY BROAD 15:00

 

Tuesday 3rd January 2012 

A blustery and at times wet day, with seawatching  producing only 8 Red-throated Diver, 2 Fulmar and 2 Guillemot. The only other real noteworthy sighting today was of  a flock of 50 plus Skylarks on the saltmarsh adjacent to Thornham Harbour mouth.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE MID A/NOON BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB WITH TAIGA BEAN GEESE. KEEP TO TRACK FROM BUCKENHAM STATION OR PATH ALONG RIVER YARE. DO NOT ENTER MARSH

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 14:20 CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH FROM AVOCET HIDE+TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE & WHOOPER SWAN

*AD FEM RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD NWT FROM VISITOR CENTRE AT 10:25+MEALY REDPOLL BY BOARDWALK

*3 SHORE LARK HOLKHAM GAP OFF VIEWING PLATFORM+SNOW BUNTING 50YDS E/OF GAP

*2 COMMON CRANE WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE

*RUDDY SHELDUCK BRADWELL AT NEW ROAD

 

Monday 2nd January 2012

Highlights on the sea were 4 Red- throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, 15 Fulmar and 6 Kittiwake, on the grazing marsh a Barn Owl was noteworthy.

 NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 14:45 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB WITH c40 TAIGA BEAN GEESE

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 15:29 CLEY ON ARNOLD'S MARSH NT 400YDS E/OF EAST BANK

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL TITCHWELL RSPB BY VISITOR CENTRE AT 10:10

*AD FEM RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD NWT FROM VISITOR CENTRE

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE TILL 14:30 3/4ML NE/OF FAKENHAM THEN FLEW E/& NO FURTHER SIGN BY 15:15.PARK IN LAYBY BY A1067 JUST E/OF MORRISONS & WALK ENE/ALONG FORMER HOLT ROAD FOR 300YDS & VIEW S/

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WELLS OVER EAST HILLS AT 12:45

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD OVER SCOLT HEAD ISLAND AT 09:15

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD E/OF HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH OVER DUNES FROM A149 LAYBY AT 10:45

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 16:00 CHEDGRAVE MARSHES THEN FLEW TO WAVENEY FOREST

*GREY PHALAROPE BREYDON WATER IN MAIN CHANNEL BY BRIDGE BRIEFLY AT THEN FLEW OVER N/MUDFLATS

*1+BLACK BRANT WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE AT 12:45

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SALTHOUSE E/OF BEACH C/PK AT 10:30

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL OFF KELLING ON SEA AT 10:50

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL 09:40 E/OF HOLKHAM GAP ON SEA+45 SNOW BUNTING ON SALTMARSH

*4 TUNDRA BEAN GEESE HOLKHAM BY LADY ANN'S DRIVE 

*.4 SHORE LARK HOLKHAM GAP AT 10:00

*5 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE SW/OF FAKENHAM IN FIELD BY ROAD TO TOFTREES AT 12:29 WITH PINK-FOOTED GEESE

*16 COMMON CRANE MARTHAM FERRY BOATYARD

*13 COMMON CRANE 16:30 HICKLING BROAD IN STUBB MILL ROOST+55 MARSH HARRIER

 

Sunday 1st January 2012

A grey, dull and windy start to the year. 400+ Wigeon were on the grazing marsh, and a Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard and Kestrel were noted. 70 Curlews were also present, and a Barn Owl was active.

At Hempton Marsh nine fly over Common Cranes were a nice start to the year, other birds of note on the site included 1 Mealy Redpoll, 3 Lesser Redpolls and at least 2 Marsh Tits.  

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1w WESTERN SANDPIPER 12:25 CLEY NWT ON SIMMOND'S SCRAPE 

*AD LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE 16:00 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB ON S/SIDE OF RAILWAY VIEWABLE FROM BUCKENHAM STATION+c.80 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE

*1w COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL 12:05 TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR VIS'CTR IN ALDERS+2+ MEALY REDPOLL 

*AD FEM RING-NECKED DUCK RANWORTH BROAD NWT FROM VIS'CTR 09:45 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OVER WELLS SALTMARSH TWDS HOLKHAM 14:40 

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND VIEWABLE FROM WAVENEY FOREST

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

SHORE LARK CLEY NWT BY POOL BTW ARNOLD'S MARSH & NORTH SCRAPE AT 09:45

*8 LAPLAND BUNTING WEYBOURNE IN PLOUGHED FIELD SW/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES 11:15

*8 COMMON CRANE S/OVER SWANTON NOVERS AT 11:15 

*9 COMMON CRANE FAKENHAM OVER A1065 TWDS SCULTHORPE MOOR 10:55 

*15 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE OVER CLEY NWT+12 SNOW BUNTING, 4+ WATER PIPIT & 3AD  PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*4 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE NNW/OF TOFTREES IN FIELD BY ROAD WITH PINKFEET+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*RUDDY SHELDUCK BRADWELL AT NEW ROAD 

*SPOONBILL BREYDON WATER RSPB FROM HIDE

*RED-NECKED GREBE WELLS QUAY 10:05

*BLACK REDSTART HEACHAM IN GARDEN OF CHALE 46

*4 BEWICK'S SWAN W/OVER HUNSTANTON+BLACK-NECKED GREBE OFFSHORE

*95 SNOW BUNTING CAISTER ON BEACH N/OF SECOND AVENUE

*17 SNOW BUNTING HOLME DUNES ON BEACH THIS A/NOON

*2 SCAUP TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+FEM MANDARIN 

*3 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+3 SPOTTED REDSHANK

*4 SPOTTED REDSHANK THORNHAM

 

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