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Tuesday 31st December 2013 

Another windy, grey day.  A Merlin over the car park, and two Bullfinches north of the broad water were a nice start to the day, though unfortunately there was little else of note around the reserve. A brief look at the sea revealed 6 Red-breasted Mergansers and a Red-throated Diver. 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 2 Parrot Crossbill just S/ of Holt by Edgefield sign in the clearing at Heath House Woods this a/noon. Pls park in the field not along the road TG083365

• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield in field by Edgefield tip TG098346
• Norfolk Great White Egret Nar Valley Fisheries Lakes 11:30 flew over Blackborough End tip & relocated on lake by Wormegay Rd.
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Great Yarmouth on the beach at North Dunes this a/noon NR30 1EB TG531078

• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Nunnery Lakes S/ of the kissing gate with 6+Lesser Redpoll & 2 Yellow-legged Gull briefly IP24 2YW TL873822
• Norfolk 3 Snow Bunting Breydon Water at South Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Whitlingham CP at west end of N/ side of Great Broad
• Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB late mrng TF650328
• Norfolk 3 Velvet Scoter off Hopton-on-Sea NR31 9SE TM535997

 

Monday 30th December 2013

A windy and at times damp day produced little of note, with even a short sea watch only producing a drake Red-breasted Merganser, eight Kittiwake and five Great -crested Grebe.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 8+Parrot Crossbill S/of Holt W/of Edgefield sign at Edgefield Woods but mobile TG083365

• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard North Wootton Marshes + Great White Egret
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth at North Denes in dunes behind boating lake 12:25 NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT just E/of Beach Road + Black-throated Diver offshore NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hopton-on-Sea flew S/past cliffs + 3 Velvet Scoter offshore NR31 9SE TM535997
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit btw Kelling & Salthouse at Kelling Quags this mrng NR25 7ED TG095436

Sunday 29th December 2013 

A beautiful and for once a calm day, revealed many seabirds offshore including 2 Eiders, 140 Common Scoters, 5 Goldeneyes, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, 53 Red-throated Divers, 55+ Great Crested Grebes, and 5 Kittiwakes. Also of note were 3 Buzzards, a Peregrine, a Greenshank at Gore Point, a Short-eared Owl hunting near the entrance to the NWT reserve, a Cetti's Warbler at the Hun bridge, a pair of Stonechats at the Golf Course, 2 Redpolls over calling and a single Snow Bunting east.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 8+Parrot Crossbill S/of Holt W/of Edgefield sign at Edgefield Woods but mobile TG083365

• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard North Wootton Marshes + Great White Egret
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth at North Denes in dunes behind boating lake 12:25 NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT just E/of Beach Road + Black-throated Diver offshore NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hopton-on-Sea flew S/past cliffs + 3 Velvet Scoter offshore NR31 9SE TM535997
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit btw Kelling & Salthouse at Kelling Quags this mrng NR25 7ED TG095436 

 

Saturday 28th December 2013

Highlights today were on the sea, where 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 13 Red-throated Divers, 29 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Guillemots were of note. A Cetti's Warbler was by the river Hun and a Stoechat was near the Golf Course. 50 Snow Buntings were at Gore Point.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew over Kelling
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard (ad + juv) Haddiscoe Marshes this a/noon from Waveney Forest mound (TG457011)
• Norfolk Little Auk N/ past Kelling Hard at 13:05
• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes midday from Waveney Forest mound NR31 9HZ TM451979
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Kelling on shingle ridge at Kelling Quags NR25 7ED
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield in field S/ of landfill site TG098346

• Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Gore Point
• Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB on pit at S/end of beach chalets TF650328
• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Potter Heigham
• Norfolk 5 Waxwing Norwich 12:15 flew S/ over Stafford St NR2 1AW TG228084
• Norfolk 58 Bewick's Swan Ludham Airfield + 27 Whooper Swan

 

Friday 27th December 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill 5males S/of Holt at Edgefield Woods midday then flew over road. Do not park in entrances along road

• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard ad+juv Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM451979• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Kelling Water Quags 13:55 by The Quag NR25 7ED TG095436• Norfolk Adult Drake Green-winged Teal 10:20 Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weavers Way NR12 0BW TG429221• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull 11:45 1ml NW/of Edgefield in field S/of tip TG098346• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull 11:00 1ml NW/of Edgefield in field S/of tip TG098346• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull 1ml NW/of Edgefield in field S/of tip TG098346

• Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB on pit at S/end of beach chalets TF650328• Norfolk 23 Whooper Swan Ludham Airfield this mrng + 58 Bewick's Swan• Norfolk Waxwing S/of Saxmundham at Benhall by A12• Norfolk 5 Velvet Scoter off Gorleston-on-Sea this mrng NR31 6PL TG532036

 

Thursday 26th December 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 28 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB + 30 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit btw Kelling & Salthouse at Kelling Quags 11:25 NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull 1ml NW/of Edgefield in field opp Edgefield Tip TG098346
• Norfolk 3 Velvet Scoter off Cley + Puffin & Water Pipit near the Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB on pit at S/end of chalets this mrng TF650328

 

Wednesday 25th December 2013

• Norfolk Black Brant Burnham Overy with Dark Bellied Brents + Great Northern Diver in channel this a/noon PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk 24 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB + 24 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM451979
• Norfolk Great White Egret 3mls N/of Wymondham at Kimberley Hall in tree near lake
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit btw Kelling & Salthouse at Kelling Hard in NE/corner of meadow by shingle bank 11:20 NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB on pit by S/end of chalets TF650328
• Norfolk Long-eared Owl Wymondham sewage works on railway bank 10:00 then flew N/to small fir wood
• Norfolk 75 Snow Bunting Winterton South Beach NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Tuesday 24th December 2013

During the course of the Sponsored Birdwatch, highlights included Barn Owl hunting, a drake Long-tailed Duck and an adult Shag seen from the Golf Course. A pair of Stonechats were also on the Golf Course early morning and a Greenshank was at Gore Point.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk a small group of Taiga Bean Goose flew from Buckenham Marshes RSPB twds Cantley NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes 13:00 from Waveney Forest mound + Male Hen Harrier NR31 9HZ TM451979
• Norfolk No Sign Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea today NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk 2 Common Crane W/ of Acle at Billockby in a field this mrng
• Norfolk Black Brant btw Cley & Salthouse in field S/ of A149 NR25 7XW TG082443

• Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB at S/ end of the pit by the chalets TF650328
• Norfolk Male Black Redstart Happisburgh on rock sea defences at N/ end of Doggetts Lane + Stonechat TG314361

 

Monday 23rd December 2013

With wind speeds at times in excess of 40 mph, birds today were a bit tricky to find. Those seen though included c1000 Pink-feet around the grazing marsh, and a Peregrine over the pines. On the sea a Red-necked Grebe reasonably close in shore was noteworthy and a count of 15 Red-throated Divers was made during todays sea watch.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill S/of Holt W/of Edgefield sign at Edgefield Woods in pines past clearing showing well TG083365
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant btw Cley & Salthouse S/of A149 in field with Dark-bellied Brents NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull 1ml NW/of Edgefield in field opp Edgefield Tip TG098346
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Holme
• Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB on pit at S/end of chalets this mrng TF650328
• Norfolk Wholly Unconfirmed Report Storm Petrel off Titchwell RSPB + Red-necked Grebe PE31 8BB TF759436
 

Sunday 22nd December 2013

 Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 11 Parrot Crossbill S/of Holt W/of Edgefield sign at Edgefield Woods in pines past clearing 10:30 but mobile TG083365

• Norfolk 30 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB 10:30 NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk 9 Common Crane Hickling Broad NWT in roost + 4 Hen Harrier, 50 Marsh Harrier & Merlin NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk Great White Egret Kimberley flew N/along River Tiffey
• Norfolk 1st Winter Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea on Beach Road near library 13:20 NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape this mrng NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Reedham E/of sewage works on marshes + Water Pipit & Ruddy Shelduck
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield at tip this mrng TG098346

• Norfolk Water Pipit Snettisham RSPB TF650328
• Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB on pits at S/end of chalets 10:45 TF650328
• Norfolk Long-tailed Duck off Cley 300yds W/of beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Friday 20th December 2013

Around 2,000 Pink-feet were on the grazing marshes, and on the seawatch 298 Brent Geese, 55 Common Scoters, 5 Goldeneye, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 41 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 3 Fulmars, 1 Shag, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Kittiwake, and 2 Guillemots were noted. A Short-eared Owl was hunting in the dunes on the NWT in the morning.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield in field by tip at 15:10 + 1st Winter Caspian Gull TG098346• Norfolk Richard's Pipit between Kelling & Salthouse at Kelling Hard at 13:35 but elusive• Norfolk Richard's Pipit 11:10 between Kelling & Salthouse at Kelling Hard but elusive

• Norfolk Black-throated Diver past Holme NOA between 09:25 & 10:25 + 41 Red-throated Diver, Shag & 5 Goldeneye . Short-eared Owl over dunes at Gore Point TF717450• Norfolk 2 Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB on pit 2 at 09:50 TF650328

 

Thursday 19th December 2013

A Peregrine was hunting early afternoon and a Barn Owl was near the NWT payhut at 3pm.

• Norfolk Adult Drake Green-winged Teal Hickling Broad NWT 14:00 on Rush Hill Scrape viewed from the Weavers Way Footpath NR12 0BW TG429221• Norfolk 11 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056• Norfolk Great White Egret NNW/of King's Lynn at River Ouse Mouth on NE/side of saltmarsh 13:25 TF595255• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard ad+juv Haddiscoe Island viewable from Waveney Forest + Male Hen Harrier NR31 9HZ TM451979• Norfolk Richard's Pipit between Kelling & Salthouse at Kelling Quags at 13:15 but elusive• Norfolk Richard's Pipit between Kelling & Salthouse at Kelling Hard at 12:20• Norfolk Great White Egret NNW/of King's Lynn at River Ouse Mouth on NE/side of saltmarsh at 10:20 TF595255

• Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB on pit near end of beach chalets at 14:35 TF650328

 

Wednesday 18th December 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea near Beach Rd c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull midday Edgefield in field opp the tip TG098346
• Norfolk Black Brant Titchwell RSPB on the fresh marsh PE31 8BB TF759436

• Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea near Beach Rd c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull midday Edgefield in field opp the tip TG098346
• Norfolk Black Brant Titchwell RSPB on the fresh marsh PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Tuesday 17th December 2013 

Several thousand Pink-feet were again on the grazing marsh throughout the day, other birds of note included several Bearded Tits along the Broadwater edge, single Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers around the observatory area, and a Barn Owl hunting south of the approach road early morning.  

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 28 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway line near Fleet Dyke NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Great White Egret Nar Valley Fisheries
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit 14:00 btw Kelling & Salthouse at Kelling Hard NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard (ad+juv) Haddiscoe Marshes viewable from mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM457011
• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape 11:40 + Bittern NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit 11:55 btw Kelling & Salthouse at Kelling Hard NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Kelling Water Meadows early mrng NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk Great Northern Diver off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 23 Whooper Swan Ludham Airfield this mrng + 48 Bewick's Swan
• Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB on pit by end of beach chalets TF650328

 

Monday 16th December 2013 

A grey and somewhat windy day especially early on,  with the several thousand Pink-feet grazing on the marsh being the only birds of note around the reserve. Nearby a hunting Barn Owl was seen over Redwell Marsh.

 Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 9 Parrot Crossbill S/of Holt W/of Edgefield sign at Edgefield Woods but mobile TG083365

• Norfolk 5 Common Crane Hickling Broad NWT at Stubb Mill roost NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk 5 Common Crane btw West Somerton & Horsey
• Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB on pit by end of beach chalets 10:00 TF650328
• Norfolk 1st Winter Greenland White-fronted Goose btw South Creake & Barmer 13:40 + Barnacle Goose TF838347
• Norfolk 30 Bewick's Swan btw Catfield & airfield

Sunday 15th December 2013

A clear start and blustery day provided a few birds of interest with a Short-eared Owl hunting over fields south of the NWT entrance, a Chiffchaff with Long-tailed Tits near the Hun bridge, and 2 Peregrines over the Observatory mid morning. The last bumble bee succumbed to winter temperatures this afternoon.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk up to 10 Parrot Crossbill just S/ of Holt at Edgefield Woods in SW/ corner of clearing late mrng TG083365

• Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by the Beach Rd c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in field at N/ end of Old Woman's Lane NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard (ad + juv) Haddiscoe Marshes from the mound in Waveney Forest (TG457011) NR31 9HZ
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Kelling Water Meadows at Kelling Quags this mrng NR25 7ED TG095436

 

Saturday 14th December 2013

Seawatching today produced a Goldeneye, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 6 Kittiwakes and 9 Auk sp.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 13 Parrot Crossbill just S/ of Holt at Edgefield Woods this mrng TG083365

• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk 30+Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB amongst Pink-footed Geese at TG371037 TG378039
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes from the mound in Waveney Forest (TG457011) NR31 9HZ
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit 11:20 Kelling Quags elusive but on debris in field
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark 11:00 Great Yarmouth 100m N/ of Britannia Pier feeding around dried seaweed NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Kelling Hard btw reeds & grass late mrng
• Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea near Beach Rd c/pk this mrng NR30 5HB TG527119

• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Holme-next-the-Sea
• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + 9 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 40 Bewick's Swan Catfield by the airfield
• Norfolk 6 Waxwing S/ over Cley NWT twds Old Woman's Lane + Ringtail Hen Harrier W/ NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 9 Velvet Scoter 11:00 off Hopton-on-Sea NR31 9SE TM535997
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + Black-throated Diver, 2 Velvet Scoter & 3 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Friday 13th December 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Possible Male Two-barred Crossbill 12:30 E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum near visitor hut in larches IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Juvenile Redhead Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea on roof by lifeboat car park at 14:15 NR30 5HB TG527119• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield in field by tip at 15:20 TG098346• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB in ditch by main between visitor centre & start of Meadow Trail this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth 100yds N/of Britannia Pier at 11:00 NR30 1EB TG531078 • Norfolk 10 Velvet Scoter offshore between Hopton & Gorleston-on-Sea NR31 6PL TG532036• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, 2 Velvet Scoter & 6+Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Bittern Titchwell RSPB in reedbed + 4 Spotted Redshank on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 100+Snow Bunting Winterton Dunes NNR by beach c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Thursday 12th December 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth N/of pier at 13:05 NR30 1EB TG531078• Norfolk 76 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB from concrete road between farm and brick built pumping station at 12:50 TG378039• Norfolk 1st Winter Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea near Beach Road c/pk at 13:05 NR30 5HB TG527119• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM451979 • Norfolk 3 Long-tailed Duck off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Wednesday 11th December 2013

Dense fog for much of the day prevented seawatching.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Salthouse by Little Eye at 10:10 NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Salthouse this mrng NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield in field by tip at 14:15 TG098346• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea on houses near Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119• Norfolk 2 Little Auk E/past Salthouse at 14:15 NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island early a/noon viewable from mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM451979• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in 1st field E/of East Bank late mrng with Dark-bellied Brent Geese + 2 Bewick's Swan & 3 Water Pipit NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 10:25 Titchwell RSPB on grass bank by main footpath 50yds beyond Meadow Trail PE31 8BB TF759436

• Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Titchwell RSPB + Great Northern Diver & 2 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 22 Snow Bunting Waxham in dunes near pipe dump NR12 0DZ TG440261• Norfolk Short-eared Owl Berney Marshes RSPB NR30 1SB TG460053

 

Tuesday 10th December 2013 

Highlights today again included the Short-eared Owl and Hen Harrier along the entrance track, two Bearded Tits along the broad water edge, and a Green Woodpecker in trees near the Observatory. On the sea birds recorded included a Long-tailed Duck, 16 Red-throated Divers, 16 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Fulmars and a Black-throated Diver.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Great White Egret Bircham Newton on N/side flew SW/over B1153 14:15 TF768340
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by lifeboat c/pk on wires by 20a Clay Lane NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield in field by tip 13:05 + Adult Yellow-legged Gull TG098346
• Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Holme + Long-tailed Duck, Short-eared Owl & Hen Harrier
• Norfolk 42 Snow Bunting Winterton by beach c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198
 

Monday 9th December 2013

Highlights today included a Short-eared Owl and Hen Harrier seen early this morning at the start of the approach road, 200+ Pink-feet were on the grazing marsh, and 4 Red-breasted Mergansers were noted over the sea.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes viewable from mound in Waveney Forest this a/noon NR31 9HZ TM451979
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield tip 11:00 TG098346

• Norfolk 9 Velvet Scoter btw Gorleston & Hopton NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme NOA along entrance track this mrng + Hen Harrier TF717450





 

Sunday 8th December 2013 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum again reptd but note 'wing barred' Common Crossbill at same site IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 9 Parrot Crossbill 11:50 Holt CP near Heath House Woods just E/ of road at sign for Edgefield
• Norfolk 9 Parrot Crossbill Holt CP near Heath House Woods 08:20 just E/ of road by sign for Edgefield

• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Chedgrave Marsh from the mound in Waveney Forest
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes at Haddiscoe Island as viewed from Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM451979
• Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea near Beach Rd c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Cattle Egret flew S/ at Cantley

 

Saturday 7th December 2013

The recent sea surge displaced many birds with 300 Pink-feet, 200 Brent Geese, 1 Pintail, 12 Eiders, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 1822 Common Scoters, 1 Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 25 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, and 1 adult Kittiwake seen either from the dunes or at Gore Point during the day. Also at Gore Point were 3 Greenshank and 1850 Oystercatchers. A Woodcock was in the pines and 3 Black-tailed Godwits flew past west. A Short-eared Owl was also in the area, and 3 Waxwings flew over.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum again reptd but note 'wing barred' Common Crossbill at same site IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 9 Parrot Crossbill 11:50 Holt CP near Heath House Woods just E/ of road at sign for Edgefield
• Norfolk 9 Parrot Crossbill Holt CP near Heath House Woods 08:20 just E/ of road by sign for Edgefield

• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Chedgrave Marsh from the mound in Waveney Forest
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes at Haddiscoe Island as viewed from Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM451979
• Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea near Beach Rd c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Cattle Egret flew S/ at Cantley

• Norfolk 77 Snow Bunting Winterton Dunes NNR late a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 3 Waxwing S/ over Gore Point today
• Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum by visitor hut briefly + 10 Common Crossbill IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Jack Snipe Great Yarmouth 11:00 c)300m N/ of Britannia Pier NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Firecrest Lynford Arboretum by lake c)40m short of entrance to hotel IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT late a/noon
• Norfolk 9 Velvet Scoter btw Hopton-on-Sea & Gorleston-on-Sea with 900+ Common Scoter NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk Bittern Cley NWT landed near Watcher's Cottage early mrng NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Friday 6th December IMPORTANT!

The NOA is happy to report no serious problems at Holme Bird Observatory following the sea surge, but please be very careful if you are visiting the dunes or pines in the next few days, erosion has taken place making the dune edges unstable. Access to Walsey Hills reserve is not currently possible owing to the flooding of the A149 at Cley. We will keep you posted.

In spite of the drama today seawatching produced 46 Common Scoters, 8 Goldeneye, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 38 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 14 Great Crested Grebes, 11 Gannets, 2 Great Skuas and 9 Kittiwakes. 270+ Golden Plovers were on the grazing marshes and 2 Marsh Harriers were hunting.

 

Thursday 5th December 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth on shingle 100yds N/of Britannia Pier at 10:00 NR30 1EB TG531078• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Se/over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB early mrng NR13 4HS TG341066

• Norfolk 7 Velvet Scoter between Gorleston-on-Sea & Hopton offshore this mrng NR31 6PL TG532036• Norfolk 61 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach + Great Northern Diver & 2 Velvet Scoter past NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Wednesday 4th December 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 3 Shorelark Great Yarmouth on the beach N/ of the Britannia Pier NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Reported 2 Adult Drake Surf Scoter N/ past Winterton Dunes NNR at 12:35 NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 1st Winter Glaucous Gull Edgefield 14:00 NE/ of landfill site at Dam Hill TG098346
• Norfolk 1st Winter Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea near Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119

• Norfolk 3 Long-tailed Duck off Titchwell RSPB + Drake Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter off cliffs at S/ end of Gorleston-on-Sea late a/noon NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk Waxwing Titchwell RSPB flew over c/pk 11:20 PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on the beach at end of main path PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Tuesday 3rd December 2013 

Sea watching produced a drake Long-tailed Duck , 4 Eider and 2 Red-throated Diver, single Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers were noted around the Observatory.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
 • Norfolk Possible Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 21+Parrot Crossbill just SE/of Holt at Holt CP in Edgefield Woods this mrng NR25 6SP
• Norfolk 9+Parrot Crossbill 12:05 just SE/of Holt at Holt CP on W/side of road at Heath House Woods opp Edgefield sign in dead tree in clearfell NR25 6SP TG085369
• Norfolk 9+Parrot Crossbill just SE/of Holt at Holt CP on W/side of road at Heath House Woods opp Edgefield sign in dead tree in clearfell 08:45 NR25 6SP TG085369
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT E/of Beach Road early a/noon + Water Pipit on The Serpentine & 35 Snow Bunting on beach NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 1st Winter Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HD TG527119
• Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull N/past Horsey Gap 10:20 NR29 4EJ TG463241
• Norfolk 9 Velvet Scoter Gorleston-on-Sea off S/end of Marine Parade NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach W/of boardwalk but mobile PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 45 Snow Bunting Winterton NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Thornham Point PE36 6NZ TF737438
• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Strumpshaw Fen RSPB near Fen Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
 

Monday 2nd December 2013 

Birds of note today included the Short-eared Owl again along the entrance track and the ringtail Hen Harrier over the grazing marsh. Seawatching was worthwhile, with single male Long-tailed Duck and Velvet Scoter, 6 Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers,4 Red-throated and single Great Northern and Black-throated Divers.  A flock of 25+ Snow Buntings were on the beach and a Merlin was also noted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 9+Parrot Crossbill 14:30 just SE/of Holt at Holt CP at E/end at Mackey's Hill c/pk 14:30 then flew SW NR25 6SP
• Norfolk 17+Parrot Crossbill 12:20 just SE/of Holt at Holt CP 200yds N/of layby in small plantation just N/of Edgefield NR25 6SP TG085369
• Norfolk 12 Parrot Crossbill just SE/of Holt at Holt CP 200yds N/of layby in small plantation just N/of Edgefield 12:00 NR25 6SP TG085369

• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Cattle Egret Brundall this mrng
• Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose 1ml W/of Docking opp Norfolk Heights 15:00 + 4,950 Pink-footed Goose & Adult Eurasian White-fronted Goose
• Norfolk 1st Winter Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HD TG527119

 

Sunday 1st December 2013 

A fine clear sunny day, with  Red Admiral and Common Darter both noted, giving a very unseasonal feel to the day. A ringtail Hen Harrier on the grazing Marsh and a Short-eared Owl along the entrance were both more expected species for the time of year. Other species of note included 2 Redpoll sp, 3 Rock Pipits, 40 Golden Plover and several hundred Pink-feet on the grazing Marsh.

Norfolk News From Birdnet

• Norfolk 12 Parrot Crossbill E/ of Holt CP by sign to Edgefield on W/ side of Holt Rd in dead pine early a/noon NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk 12 Parrot Crossbill E/ of Holt CP by sign to Edgefield on W/ side of Holt Rd NR25 6SP TG082375

• Norfolk Black Brant Burnham Overy Dunes with Dark-bellied Brent + 2 Barnacle Goose & Short-eared Owl PE31 8JJ
• Norfolk 1st Winter Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on North Scrape 15:40 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Hickling Broad NWT NW/ corner of Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk 3 Shorelark Great Yarmouth on beach near Britannia Pier midday NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk 46 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB from end of Burnt House Rd TG378039
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on the beach W/ of Coastguards NR25 7SA TG049441

Saturday 30th November 2013
A brisk north-westerly produced 2 Goldeneye and 7 Gannets offshore, 32 Snow Buntings along the beach and a single Waxwing over west.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Possible Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum this a/noon near visitor centre hut with Common Crossbills IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk Possible Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum near visitor centre hut at 09:15 with Common Crossbills IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on North Scrape at 15:24 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 3 Shorelark Great Yarmouth on beach between Britannia Pier & Imperial Hotel this a/noon NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Black Brant Burnham Overy in harbour + 2 Long-tailed Duck & Short-eared Owl over dunes PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Probable Immature Glaucous Gull S/over Titchwell RSPB at 10:45 PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley off beach c/pk at 09:15 then flew W/ NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB in c/pk this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2+Shorelark Great Yarmouth at North Denes on beach near Hadleigh Gables Hotel at 07:50 NR30 1EB TG531078


Friday 29th November 2013
Seawatching was worthwhile again with 4 Eider, 26 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneyes, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas and 24 Kittiwakes seen. A very late Swallow was seen briefly near the NWT centre.

Thursday 28th November 2013
An unexpected Purple Heron flew past west at 2pm! Other birds of interest were a ring-tail Hen Harrier, 3 Eiders, 12 Common and 2 Velvet Scoters, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Kittiwakes and a Med Gull on the sea, and 3 Bullfinches over calling.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Possible Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum near visitor hut IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 1st Winter Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk this mrng NR30 5HB TG527119• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese + Pale-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Juvenile Purple Heron 14:00 W/over Holme NOA & lost to view heading towards Hunstanton TF717450• Norfolk Purple Heron 13:40 W/over Titchwell RSPB & Thornham Marsh towards Holme NOA PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 5 Shorelark Great Yarmouth at North Denes on beach between Imperial Hotel & Hadleigh Gables Hotel at 12:05 NR30 1EB TG531078

Wednesday 27th November 2013
Highlights today were a ring-tail Hen Harrier hunting the other side of the Broadwater, a Chiffchaff trapped and ringed, 4 Redpoll sp and a Siskin flying over calling.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines at Meals House late a/noon
• Norfolk 10 Parrot Crossbill SE/ of Holt at Holt CP 10:05 around the c/pk
• Norfolk 12 Parrot Crossbill SE/ of Holt at Holt CP around the c/pk
• Norfolk No further sign Juvenile Purple Heron Holkham NNR in dyke E/ of Lady Anne's Drive since 14:00 when it flew S/ NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Juvenile Purple Heron Holkham NNR 13:50 in dyke N/ of the bank c)500m E/ of Lady Anne's Drive: view from footpath 50m NE/ of end of c/pk NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea at Beach Rd c/pk and showing well NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Cley NWT W/ late mrng + 35 Snow Bunting, Garganey on Pat's Pool & Drake Scaup on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Purple Heron Holkham NNR midday in dyke N/ of the bank c)500m E/ of Lady Anne's Drive NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Black Brant 9mls ENE/ of Fakenham at Bale in fields by Folly Lane + c)30 Dark-bellied Brent Goose TG008363
• Norfolk Adult Purple Heron Holkham NNR 10:44 1/2km E/ of N/ end of Lady Anne's Drive landed in reeds N/ of bank NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 6 Shorelark Great Yarmouth 10:35 showing well c)1km N/ of the Britannia Pier opp beach huts (NR30 2EH)
• Norfolk 3 Shorelark Great Yarmouth 10:20 c)km N/ of the Britannia Pier (NR30 2EH)
• Norfolk Probable Purple Heron Cley NWT over West Bank 10:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on the grazing marsh + Black-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 2 Long-tailed Duck & 9 Little Gull on the sea PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier (ad m + 3 ringtails) E/ of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NWT 16:00
• Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in horse paddocks this a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB this mrng + Red-necked Grebe & 2 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 105 Snow Bunting Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 9 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in horse paddock this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943

Tuesday 26th November 2013
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 28+Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB 12:30 + 96+Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk 2 Common Crane Winterton by barn NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 4 Shorelark Great Yarmouth E/of Imperial Hotel 12:15 + 20 Snow Bunting NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk 2 Common Crane Welney WWT at SE/end of Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT E/of Beach Road just S/of sluice 11:00 with Dark-bellied Brents NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HD TG527119
• Norfolk Drake Scaup Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 80 Snow Bunting Winterton North Beach late a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 30+Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 65 Snow Bunting Winterton North Beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 19 Snow Bunting E/of Holkham Gap + 17 Velvet Scoter offshore NR23 1RJ TF890447

Monday 25th November 2013
Seawatching was the focus again today with 6 Eiders, 122 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneye, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 38 Red-throated Divers, 1 Gannet, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 kittiwake and 1 Guillemot recorded.

Sunday 24th November 2013
Another cold and damp start with a strong northerly breeze proved good for seabirds with 16 Eiders, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 300 Common Scoters, 1 Velvet Scoter, 20 Red-breasted Mergansers, 50+ Red-throated Divers, 3 Fulmars, 5 Gannets, 420+ Cormorants, 2 Shags, 28 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Red-necked Grebes, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Skuas, 21 Kittiwakes, and 5 Guillemots. 10 Snow Buntings and a Merlin flew past on the beach.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Reported Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum is a Common Crossbill with wing bars - identified this evng from photos IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum in pines past visitor hut 09:55 with Crossbills + 28 Hawfinch in paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 7+Parrot Crossbill 10:03 just SE/of Holt at Holt CP btw c/pk & road NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk 12 Parrot Crossbill just SE/of Holt at Holt CP btw c/pk & road 07:45 NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk Great White Egret Buckenham Marshes RSPB S/of River Yare flew NW/over Claxton Marshes 16:00 then twds Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark this evng Great Yarmouth N/of Britannia Pier NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark 14:30 Great Yarmouth btw North Pier & Imperial Hotel NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk 14:15 NR30 5HD TG527119
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth btw North Pier & Imperial Hotel 13:20 NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk 48 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB from School Lane 12:30 TG378039
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT E/of Beach Road in field with Dark-bellied Brents NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull 1ml NW/of Edgefield at Edgefield Tip in field 08:30 TG098346
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB in c/pk with tit flock 07:40 but mobile PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 12 Snow Bunting Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Long-tailed Duck off Holme NOA 08:00-10:10 + Velvet Scoter, 2 Shag, 2 Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, 3 Bonxie, 10 Snow Bunting & Merlin TF717450
• Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section 11:05 NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk 8 Snow Bunting Winterton + 4 Bonxie & 2 Velvet Scoter NR29 4BQ TG496198

Saturday 23rd November 2013
A wet and cold day with little activity on the reserve, the highlight was a tristis Chiffchaff trapped and ringed at 10.10am. A Slavonian Grebe was on the sea and three Redpoll sp were also around the reserve in the morning.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk at least 6 Parrot Crossbill SE/ of Holt at Holt CP 11:10 at c/pk but mobile and also btw c/pk & road NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk 9 Parrot Crossbill SE/ of Holt at Holt CP around the c/pk late mrng NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill SE/ of Holt at Holt CP in the c/pk this mrng NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT flew over Pat's Pool to North Scrape late a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Salthouse N/ of A149 with Dark-bellied Brents NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield at landfill site TG098346
• Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Rd c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Holme NOA trapped/ringed 10:10 released into bushes by the Obs TF717450
• Norfolk Shorelark Winterton Dunes NNR NW/ along North beach + c)50 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Holme next the Sea TF715449
• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Black-throated Diver past Waxham this a/noon TG440264
• Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Stubb Mill late a/noon NR12 0BW TG437220
• Norfolk 5 Velvet Scoter offshore btw Gorleston & Hopton-on-Sea NR31 9SE TM535997
• Norfolk Velvet Scoter Salthouse off beach c/pk NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Drake Scaup Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 12 Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth in North Denes NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk 5 Whooper Swan N/ of West Somerton and E/ of B1159
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB this mrng + Great Northern Diver & Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Female Velvet Scoter Cley NWT 09:10 off Cley Coastguards NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 3 Firecrest s/ section of Great Yarmouth Cemetery with tit flock NR30 1DW TG526082

Friday 22nd November 2013
A quiet day with highlights consisting of a Water Rail, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Rock Pipits, 2 Siskins and 2 Bullfinches around the reserve. A very late Common Darter was still on the wing in the sunshine.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum by visitor hut at 13:20 IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk 10+Parrot Crossbill SE/of Holt at Holt CP in c/pk at 09:45 NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk this a/noon NR30 5HB TG527119• Norfolk Juvenile Pomarine Skua Cley NWT W/past beach c/pk at 09:45 + Sooty Shearwater between 07:30 & 10:00 & Great Northern Diver NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Long-tailed Skua N/past Gorleston-on-Sea in 2hrs + 2 Puffin NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Happisburgh NR12 0PR TG384309• Norfolk Reported Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 5 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 2 Hawfinch E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk 34 Snow Bunting Holkham NNR on beach at Holkham Gap + 22 Velvet Scoter offshore NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk 19 Snow Bunting Winterton Dunes NNR near c/pk at 11:30 NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Stiffkey over saltmarsh this mrng NR23 1QL TF975431• Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Hooded Crow Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh till 07:55 then flew N/ + Ringtail Hen Harrier & 2 Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436

Thursday 21st November 2013
A brisk north easterly prevailed today, with seawatching being the highlight. 13 Eiders, 380 Common Scoters, 11 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Gannets, 9 Great Crested Grebes, 19 Kittiwakes and a Guillemot were counted.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 12 Parrot Crossbill SE/of Holt at Holt CP in c/pk this a/noon NR25 6SP TG082375• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill SE/of Holt at Holt CP between c/pk & road 11:59 NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield in field by tip at 13:00 TG098346• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield in field by tip at 13:00 TG098346• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119

Wednesday 20th November 2013
A horrible start to the day with heavy rain and north-westerlies, which gave way to a clear bright afternoon. On the sea 35 Common Scoters, a Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Red-throated Divers, 3 Gannets, 8 Great Crested Grebes and a Guillemot were recorded, while elsewhere a ring-tail Hen Harrier was hunting briefly over the grazing marshes, a Water Rail was heard and a Bullfinch was calling near the heligoland trap.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Winterton Dunes NNR just W/ of the c/pk this a/noon + 4 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in the Eye Field mid a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT Arnold's Marsh mid a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 6 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB just E/ of Burnt House Rd this a/noon TG378039
• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Nunnery Lakes with 3 Common Teal on Lake E viewed from the hide IP24 2YW
• Norfolk 6 Velvet Scoter Caister-on-Sea off Second Avenue c/pk midday + 60+Snow Bunting NR30 5HB TG527119

Tuesday 19th November 2013
A clear day with a cold northwesterly wind, seawatching was quite productive with 54 Common Scoters, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Great Skua, and 65 Kittiwakes recorded. Other birds of note included 2 Woodcocks, and 2 Blackcaps around the Observatory reserve.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 8+Parrot Crossbill just SE/of Holt at Holt CP btw c/pk & road this mrng NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk No Sign Yellow-breasted Bunting Blakeney Point by lifeboat station by 08:35 NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth on beach N/of North Pier + 6 Snow Bunting NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in field opp N/end of Old Woman's Lane 13:15 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Point btw Marrams & Halfway House + Siberian Chiffchaff at The Hood & 85+Snow Bunting NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk 1+Richard's Pipit late mrng Winterton in dunes W/of beach c/pk showing well on+off + 19 Snow Bunting on north beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 4+Richard's Pipit Winterton N/of c/pk this mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 8 Velvet Scoter off Gorleston-on-Sea this a/noon NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk 15 Snow Bunting N/over Gorleston-on-Sea NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe W/past Cley NWT + 6 Long-tailed Duck NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB flew W/along beach this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436

Monday 18th November 2013
A good seawatch despite fog included 1 Pintail, 600 Common Scoters, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 12 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 7 Gannets, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, and 25 Golden Plovers. Also of interest were a male Blackcap around the reserve, 2 Bramblings over calling, and a single Bullfinch near the heligoland trap.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Yellow-breasted Bunting Blakeney Point on fence at The Lupins by lifeboat station 15:30 briefly then flew to scrub & no further sign by dusk. Please follow all on-site instructions NR25 7DJ TG007464
• REPEAT: Norfolk Yellow-breasted Bunting Blakeney Point 15:00 briefly but no further sign by dusk NR25 7DJ TG007464
• MEGA Norfolk Yellow-breasted Bunting Blakeney Point 15:00 briefly but no further sign by dusk NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk 10+Parrot Crossbill this a/noon just SE/of Holt at Holt CP by c/pk showing well NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk 6+Parrot Crossbill just SE/of Holt at Holt CP from path by road 12:35 showing well NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk 3 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT late a/noon + Juvenile Glaucous Gull & 3 Adult Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field 15:15 showing well NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 4mls ENE/of Kings Lynn at Roydon Common LNR near path at S/end but mobile
• Norfolk 4 Shorelark this a/noon Great Yarmouth on beach N/of North Pier + Short-eared Owl flew from dunes NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk 4 Shorelark Great Yarmouth on beach N/of North Pier NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk 08:20 NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe past Holme + 2 Great Northern Diver & Slavonian Grebe
• Norfolk 4 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum 12:00 IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Scaup Titchwell RSPB on freshamrsh + Sandwich Tern offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 42 Snow Bunting Holkham Gap flew W/along beach 11:10 NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 4 Red-necked Grebe Holkham Bay close inshore 11:00 + 300+Common Scoter NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Firecrest Waxham at Poplar Farm just S/of pipe dump then flew south NR12 0DZ TG440261
• Norfolk Scaup Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh + 30+Snow Bunting by Sea Pool NR25 7SA TG049441

Sunday 17th November 2013
A dull and grey day with little overhead passage of note, highlights today were 2 Water Rails squealing and two Bearded Tits on the edge of the Broadwater, a Woodcock in the pines, 5 Black-tailed Godwits over east, a Short-eared Owl hunting at Gore Point early afternoon, a male Blackcap near the Observatory, and a single Snow Bunting over west.
Norfolk New from Birdnet
• Norfolk 9 Parrot Crossbill Holt CP early a/noon by entrance to c/pk NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum by visitor hut this mrng + Hawfinch & Firecrest IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk 6 Parrot Crossbill (2m + 4f) Holt CP 09:30 by entrance to c/pk NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk 2 Parrot Crossbill Holt CP (m + f) 09:15 by entrance to c/pk NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool mid a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 4 Shorelark Great Yarmouth on beach btw pier & Imperial Hotel feeding along seaward edge of marram grass NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Salthouse N/ of the A149 E/ of Walsey Hills + Pale-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting S/ of Horsey Gap 10:00 flew N/ over the seal viewing area NR29 4EJ TG463241
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes + 80 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 8 Common Crane Horsey Gap 09:25 dropped into field btw the Gap and the Nelson Head NR29 4EJ TG463241
• Norfolk 3 Shorelark Great Yarmouth 08:10 just N/ of the pier NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea 07:40 by Beach Rd c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk 40+Snow Bunting Salthouse W/ of beach c/pk this a/noon NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Hen Harrier Strumpshaw Fen RSPB late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
• Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Breydon Water along South Wall this a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Scaup Cley NWT in E/ corner of Arnold's Marsh late a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Waxwing over Northrepps at 13:20 NR27 0AA TG246393
• Norfolk 70+Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach W/ of boardwalk PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk c)100 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes this a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 3 Velvet Scoter off Gorleston-on-Sea from cliff c/pk NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk Shag Wells near the quay + 2 hybrid Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent NR23 1AR TF917437
• Norfolk 110 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Holkham NNR on the beach + Slavonian Grebe offshore NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441

Saturday 16th November 2013
A quieter day but the passage of Starlings continued. Also of note were a Slavonian Grebe on the sea, 2 Bramblings over calling and 4 Marsh Harriers over the grazing marsh.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 12 Parrot Crossbill S/of Holt at Holt Lowes 12:05 then flew to N/side of clearing. Park on E/side of B1149 & cross over to view pines 75yds from road NR25 6SR TG083368
• Norfolk Female Parrot Crossbill 11:20 S/of Holt at Holt Lowes in single pine. Park on E/side of B1149 & cross over to view pines 75yds from road NR25 6SR TG083368
• Norfolk Female Parrot Crossbill S/of Holt at Holt Lowes 11:00. Park on E/side of B1149 & cross over to view pines 75yds from road NR25 6SR TG083368
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum near lodge entrance gate with Crossbills + 6 Hawfinch & Firecrest IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Possible Parrot Crossbill just SE/of Holt at Holt CP just S/of pond + 2+Crossbill NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield Tip TG098346
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Cley NWT photographed on fence posts btw Eye Field & beach c/pk 13:45 then flew west & no further sign NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Red-breasted Flycatcher Cley NWT on fence posts btw Eye Field & beach c/pk 13:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field 10:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 4 Shorelark Great Yarmouth N/of pier + 23 Snow Bunting NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach + 5 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Holme + Velvet Scoter
• Norfolk 80 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 2 Hen Harrier, Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe & Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle 15:45 PE35 6EJ TF672278
• Norfolk 2 Shag Wells quay 13:45 NR23 1AR TF917437
• Norfolk 32 Snow Bunting Winterton flew S/over c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 2 Slavonian Grebe Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Holme late mrng
• Norfolk 6 Whooper Swan 1ml S/of Horsey Mill + Hen Harrier
• Norfolk Shag Wells just S/of lifeboat station NR23 1AR TF917437
• Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Great Northern Diver Cley NWT W/past beach c/pk 08:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Shag Hunstanton on cliffs 07:10 then flew off PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Cley NWT W/past beach c/pk early mrng + Velvet Scoter NR25 7SA TG049441

Friday 15th November 2013
A beautiful clear day with light north-westerlies, early activity on the sea was noteworthy with 9 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 114 Common Scoters, 24 Red-breasted Mergansers, 35 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars, 1 Gannet, 1 Arctic Skua, 132 Kittiwakes, 55 Little Gulls, 1 Med Gull and 33 auk sp recorded. Also of interest were 300 Pink-feet, 65 Brents, 4 Water Rails 40 Golden Plovers, a Bearded Tit, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a male Blackcap, 10 Rock Pipits, 4 Siskins and a Redpoll sp. A Migrant Hawker and Common Darter were still on the wing in the sunshine.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Juvenile Female Northern Harrier Reported Welney WWT S/past main observatory at 12:20 PE14 9TN TL548946• Norfolk 1+Parrot Crossbill 11:15 SE/of Holt at Holt CP on Holt Lowes + 9 Crossbill 200yds S/of c/pk NR25 6SP TG082375• Norfolk 10 Parrot Crossbill SE/of Holt at Holt CP in c/pk till 08:30 then flew off NR25 6SP TG082375• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum briefly till 09:10 by visitor hut then flew E/into garden IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 9 Common Crane over Horsey Mere + Ringtail Hen Harrier over fields S/of Horsey Mill at 13:10 NR29 4EP TG477228• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield Landfill Site TG098346• Norfolk 17 Lapland Bunting 15:00 Holkham NNR at E/side of bay NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk Leach's Petrel off Cley Beach C/pk till 08:50 then flew E/ + Grey Phalarope at 09:00, 3 Arctic Skua, Bonxie & Drake Velvet Scoter NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Leach's Petrel off Cley Beach C/pk at 08:15 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Leach's Petrel E/past Cley Beach C/pk at 07:43 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Hen Harrier Warham Greens in roost this evng NR23 1QD TF943437• Norfolk 9 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck past Holme NOA between 07:45 & 09:45 + 35 Red-throated Diver, Arctic Skua, 55 Little Gull & Med Gull TF717450• Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + Short-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 7 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on beach N/of Arnold's Marsh + Arctic Skua past E/ NR25 7SA TG049441

Thursday 14th November 2013
Highlights today were on the sea, with 3 Eiders, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 5 Common Scoters, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 12 Red-throated Divers, 13 Gannets, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 4 Bonxies, 404 Kittiwakes, 930 Common Gulls, 4 Little Gulls and a Guillemot all recorded. A Common Darter was in a sheltered spot at the west end of the reserve.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 3 Parrot Crossbill Holt CP by pond 1/4ml S/of main c/pk at 14:19 NR25 6SP TG082375• Norfolk 4 Parrot Crossbill Holt CP S/of c/pk flew towards c/pk at 13:20 NR25 6SP TG082375• Norfolk Juvenile Thayer's Gull till 06:55 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then flew off NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield Landfill Site TG098346• Norfolk Glaucous Gull late a/noon Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then flew towards North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley NWT Salthouse Duckpond at 15:10 showing well NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Glossy Ibis till 14:34 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop Hide then flew E/to & landed by Salthouse Duckpond NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop Hide at 14:15 showing well NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk 4 Shore Lark Holkham NNR on beach at W/end + 22 Snow Bunting NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 13:43 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop Hide NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley NWT over scrapes from Dauke's Hide at 13:29 + Adult Black Brant in fields by Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 4mls ENE/of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR on ridge at 10:15• Norfolk Probable Rough-legged Buzzard Cley NWT behind visitor centre at 10:43 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Long-tailed Duck past Holme NOA between 13:15 & 15:15 + 4 Bonxie, 4 Little Gull & 460+Kittiwake TF717450• Norfolk Black-necked Grebe reported at Norwich UEA Broadearly mrng but no sign mid mrng NR2 1AW TG228084

Wednesday 13th November 2013
Birds recorded today included a Short-eared Owl sat on the sand at Gore Point early morning, with 24 snow Buntings noted there early afternoon. Birds on the sea included a single Great Northern Diver and Gannet, 7 Red-throated Diver, 8 Velvet Scoter and 5 Eider. Both Green and Great spotted Woodpecker were around the observatory building, c500 Pinkfeet were on the grazing Marsh and at least one Red Admiral was still on the buddleia.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 12 Parrot Crossbill Holt CP (inc 5 males) around c/pk 14:00 but mobile NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk 12 Parrot Crossbill (inc 5 males) Holt CP around c/pk midday NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill Holt CP mobile but still around c/pk 11:35 NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk 10 Parrot Crossbill Holt CP onn S/ side c/pk 10:30 NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk 9 Parrot Crossbill Holt CP early mrng but mobile NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT showing very well from Beach Rd NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield on landfill site late mrng TG098346
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT from Lyle Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NWT in trees on hillside mid mrng
• Norfolk 2 Shore Lark 1.5ml W/ of Holkham Gap on beach

Tuesday 12th November 2013
Birds of note today included a vocal Richard's Pipit flying West mid morning, a single Redpoll, Snow Bunting and Grey Wagtail over, six Bullfinch, a Woodcock flushed and c400 Pinkfeet on the grazing Marsh.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 10+Adult Parrot Crossbill Holt CP in pines by c/pk mid a/noon but mobile NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit over Felmingham this mrng
• Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool late a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 12 Common Crane Waxham from c/pk 12:40 NR12 0DZ TG440261
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant 11:55 Cley NWT in Eye Field + Pale-bellied Brent Goose & Lapland Bunting W/of Sowbury Hill NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Wells by Beach Road NR23 1AR TF917437
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit W/over Holme NOA 09:45 TF717450
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field 08:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Winterton in c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198

Monday 11th November 2013
The highlight today was very much the visible thrush migration, with birds arriving in off the sea for most of the day. Conservative counts/estimates for birds arriving over the observatory area were 1500 Starling, 2000 Blackbirds, 800 Fieldfare and 250 Redwing. 700 Lapwing were also counted. Other birds of note included an adult Med Gull and 20 Snow Buntings on the beach, plus a Long-tailed Duck and 3 Eider on the sea and 400 Pinkfeet on the grazing marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report 12+Parrot Crossbill Holt CP in c/pk briefly this mrng but no further sign NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield Tip TG098346
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting S/over Hunstanton cliffs this mrng + Woodlark PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant 12:45 Cley NWT in Eye Field NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field 10:30 NR25 7SA TG049441

Sunday 10th November 2013
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HD TG527119
• Norfolk 5 Shore Lark Holkham Bay on beach at W/end 12:30 showing well
• Norfolk Adult Pomarine Skua Blakeney Harbour 15:30 + Great Northern Diver Blakeney Point off Halfway House late mrng TG028441
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike late a/noon 4mls ENE/of Kings Lynn at Roydon Common
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull at dusk Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 6 Pomarine Skua past Holme this mrng + 2 Long-tailed Duck & Velvet Scoter
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool briefly late a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 4 Shore Lark Holkham Bay on beach 10:30 + 50+Snow Bunting
• Norfolk Black Brant N/past Waxham 12:45 with 6 Dark-bellied Brents NR12 0DZ TG440261
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua Holkham Bay + 2 Bonxie, Long-tailed Duck & 2 Velvet Scoter
• Norfolk Black Brant N/past Horsey 12:40 NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Black Brant N/past Winterton early a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua N/past Sea Palling NR12 0UX TG432271
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua S/past Winterton + 3 Bonxie NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Little Auk E/past Titchwell RSPB 09:50 PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 4mls ENE/of Kings Lynn at Roydon Common in middle of reserve mid mrng
• Norfolk Grey Phalarope Titchwell RSPB flew W/along beach 09:05 PE31 8BB TF759436

Friday 8th November 2013
A clear bright day with light winds, highlights today were 1 Eider, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 65 Common Scoters, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 10 Red-throated Divers, 184 Kittiwakes, and a Little Gull on the sea, 2 Swallows flying past on the beach, a Cetti's Warbler, 4 Blackcaps, 10 Rock Pipits, 1 Brambling, 5 Siskins, 12 Redpoll sp, 1 Crossbill and a Yellowhammer at the reserve, and a major passage of at least 6,500 Starlings passing through over the marshes and offshore. Two Common Darters were still present around the reserve.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum mid a/noon in larches by visitor hut + 10+Hawfinch IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum at 10:30 in larches by visitor hut IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua past Titchwell RSPB + Hooded Crow present PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Grey Phalarope this a/noon Salthouse on 1st pool W/of Little Eye NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk Adult Black Brant 14:30 Cley NWT in Eye Field viewable from West Bank 200yds S/of beach c/pk with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Lapland Bunting E/over Kelling Water Meadows at 13:15 + 25 Snow Bunting E/of Kelling Water Meadows NR25 7ED TG095436• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field viewable from beach c/pk at 13:04 with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike ENE/of KIngs Lynn at Roydon Common NNR on S/side at 13:06 showing well TF683218• Norfolk 2 Shore Lark Cley NWT on shingle behind Swarovskie Hide NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Adult Black Brant between Kelling & Salthouse N/of A149 at 11:00 then flew W/with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk Richard's Pipit 200yds S/of Waxham Sands Holiday Park in dunes NR29 4EJ• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes + Hooded Crow over North Wood NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by c/pk on Beach Road but mobile NR30 5HB TG527119• Norfolk Grey Phalarope Salthouse on 1st pool W/of Little Eye at 09:24 NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Holkham Gap at 11:15 + 2 Black-necked Grebe & 6+Velvet Scoter E/of Gap NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk 3 Velvet Scoter Hopton-on-Sea offshore with 400 Common Scoters NR31 9SE TM535997• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Burnham Overy at 13:15 + Slavonian Grebe PE31 8JJ TF853449• Norfolk Great Northern Diver past Titchwell RSPB this mrng + 20+Red-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 4 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Arctic Skua & 20+Kittiwake also Hooded Crow & Short-eared Owl present PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Hooded Crow Thornham Point at 09:45 PE36 6NZ TF737438• Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Hooded Crow Horsey + 17 Snow Bunting & 3 Crossbill NR29 4EP TG477228• Norfolk Hooded Crow Choseley Drying Barns in field SE/of road at 07:30 PE31 8PQ TF757420

Thursday 7th November 2013
Bright and clear conditions today produced relatively little in terms of migration, but a Woodcock was flushed, 12 Rock Pipits flew over calling and a single Crossbill flew over east.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Shore Lark West Runton in clifftop beet field + 4 Snow Bunting• Norfolk Grey Phalarope Salthouse on 1st pool W/of Little Eye late a/noon NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Shore Lark Cley NWT 200yds E/of East Bank at 12:17 on shingle NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Grey Phalarope 11:55 Salthouse on 1st pool W/of Little Eye showing well NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk Grey Phalarope Salthouse on 1st pool W/of Little Eye showing well + 2 Snow Bunting on shingle NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk Lapland Bunting S/of Titchwell RSPB Over field NNW/of Choseley Farm at 09:25 + Hooded Crow in stubble field SSE/of drying barns at 09:15. 2 Lapland Bunting Horsey+Snow Bunting PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea W/of Beach Road c/pk in garden on Clay Road NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB at midday PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Scolt Head Island NNR over E/end at 15:50 + Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy over grazing marsh PE31 8DS TF821459• Norfolk Male Hen Harrier E/of Wells over saltmarsh at 15:50 NR23 1AR TF917437• Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + Black-necked Grebe & Short-eared Owl over grazing marsh PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Hooded Crow 13:45 S/of Choseley Drying Barns in field on E/side of road PE31 8PQ TF757420• Norfolk Jack Snipe 1/2ml E/of Stiffkey flew from coastal path NR23 1QL TF975431• Norfolk 7 Velvet Scoter off Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk Hooded Crow 11:20 Thornham Point viewable from main path at Titchwell RSPB PE36 6NZ TF737438• Norfolk 19 Snow Bunting Wells on beach at 11:30 NR23 1AR TF917437• Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Stiffkey 1 male over saltmarsh NR23 1QL TF975431• Norfolk Black-throated Diver past Titchwell RSPB by 10:54 + Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 15 Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth N/of pier but mobile NR30 1EB TG531078• Norfolk 4 Mealy Redpoll 10:30 Martham Broad by footpath at E/end of South Broad NR29 4DJ TG459202• Norfolk Hooded Crow Titchwell RSPB W/over path to beach towards Thornham Point at 09:58 + Ringtail Hen Harrier thru W/ PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Salthouse on pool W/of Little Eye then flew to pool inland NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk Great Northern Diver E/past Titchwell RSPB at 08:56 PE31 8BB TF759436

Wednesday 6th November 2013
A quiet and progressively soggy day, with Starlings continuing to move, at least 4 Blackcaps on the site, a Long-tailed Duck on the sea and 12 Rock Pipits being the highlights.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Blakeney Point flew W/ from by The Hood 13:30 NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua Titchwell RSPB offshore today + Red-necked Grebe, 12 Snow Bunting & Short-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Grey Phalarope Salthouse on 1st pool W/of Little Eye until dusk NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Grey Phalarope Salthouse showing well on 1st pool W/of Little Eye this a/noon NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT 11:40 flew across observatory to reeds at far side of the reserve PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Great Ryburgh Watchpoint 08:33 flew NW/ twds hedge from hay bale by pig field TF970258
• Norfolk Grey Phalarope 09:10 Salthouse showing very well on 1st pool W/of Little Eye NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Hooded Crow SE/ of Choseley Drying Barns early a/noon PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk 8 Twite Titchwell RSPB on the beach + 2 Slavonian Grebe offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holkham NNR close inshore this mrng NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Great Northern Diver Holkham NNR in the bay + 2 Velvet Scoter past NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 13 Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth on beach 300m N/ of pier NR30 1EB TG531078

Tuesday 5th November 2013
A migration of Starlings and thrushes took place today with 3,500+ Starlings, 230 Blackbirds, 600 Fieldfares, 400 Redwings and 30 Song Thrushes took place today, also of interest were a pair of Goldeneye on the Broadwater, 2 Black-tailed Godwits east, 2 Blackcaps near the Obs, 9 Rock Pipits over calling and a single Snow Bunting over west.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Little Auk Cromer off pier early a/noon showing well + Velvet Scoter NR27 9HE TG219423
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham NNR E/of Lady Ann's Drive 14:30 NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report American Wigeon Holkham NNR by Lady Ann's Drive NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Grey Phalarope 11:00 Salthouse on 1st pool W/of Little Eye NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk 2 Shore Lark Great Yarmouth 500yds N/of Brittania Pier NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Grey Phalarope Salthouse on 1st pool W/of Little Eye NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Garganey Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Hooded Crow 13:40 Choseley Drying Barns on E/side of road in 3rd field S/of barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth at North Denes N/of Iron Duke pub NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Hooded Crow Choseley Drying Barns in field 11:25 PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holkham Bay + Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Diver, 59 Snow Bunting & 5 Velvet Scoter
• Norfolk Arctic Tern S/past Gorleston-on-Sea 08:30 NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk Great Northern Diver off Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198

Monday 4th November 2013
Birds of note today included a Peregrine over the observatory early morning, and a male Stonechat frequenting bushes along the edge of the east bank. The sun bought out the insects, with Red Admiral, Silver Y, Ruddy Darter and Migrant Hawker recorded.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 14:00 with Crossbills. From c/pk cross Lynford Road & go thru main entrance to view larches by visitor hut IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy marshes 16:30 + 2 Bonxie flew in off sea & S/over A149 this mrng PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Great White Egret Stiffkey Fen flew E/past campsite 16:15 + 3 Hen Harrier NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull past Winterton + 70 Snow Bunting
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham NNR flew over Lady Ann's Drive 14:55 NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Grey Phalarope Salthouse on pool W/of Little Eye this a/noon NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT + Shore Lark & 30+Snow Bunting NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 3 Common Crane SE/over Great Snoring
• Norfolk 4 Shore Lark Great Yarmouth N/of pier opp Sandown Road 10:35 + 2 Firecrest in cemetery NR30 1EB TG53107

Sunday 3rd November 2013
Another windy day, with the only birds of note being single Black-throated and two Red-throated Divers on the sea, and a Great Spotted Woodpecker in the pines near the observatory.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 11:20. From c/pk cross Lynford Road & go thru main entrance to view larches by visitor hut IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham NNR at W/end viewable from A149 16:15 NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 5 Shore Lark Great Yarmouth 1/4m N/of pier 15:20 NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT from Reedbed Hide this a/noon PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Shore Lark Cley NWT on shingle behind Arnold's Marsh 11:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk 11:15 NR30 5HD TG527119
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Old Hunstanton behind The Linksway by Bridge House 10:00
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Dereham flew along A47 Saturday 2nd November 2013
A better day for birds, including Peregrine, Merlin and Buzzard, on the sea 500 Common Scoters and 11 Gannets, a Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Blackcaps, 16 Rock Pipits, and 4 Bramblings. A Painted Lady was near the Obs building and a Silver Y was on the buddleia.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 13:40 + Firecrest by c/pk IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Rd c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT this a/noon PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool late a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Hunstanton 10:30 near The Linksway in sallows at Bridge House + Firecrest PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk Possible Richard's Pipit Cley NWT near beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Shore Lark Cley NWT 08:40 on shingle ridge N/ of Arnold's Marsh + 10+Snow Bunting NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Shore Lark Cley NWT 200 yds E/ of north end of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 8 Shore Lark Great Yarmouth on the beach E/ of the pier 08:30 NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk 5 Shore Lark Great Yarmouth 08:25 on the beach NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Possible American Golden Plover Titchwell RSPB 08:10 calling in flight. Flew inland with 50 Golden Plover PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Shore Lark Great Yarmouth 08:15 on the beach NR30 1EB TG531078

Friday 1st November 2013
Cloud and rain moved in during the day with winds increasing, birds of note included 2 Water Rails, 40+ Skylarks, 1 Blackcap, 9 Rock Pipits and at least 2 Bramblings in the pines.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT on shingle ridge E/of East Bank + 12 Snow Bunting & Short-eared Owl from West Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT from Reedbed Hide 16:30 PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk 3 Caspian Gull (3w+2.1w) Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Great White Egret Hardley Flood flew in to roost 16:05 TM381997
• Norfolk Shore Lark Cley NWT E/of Arnold's Marsh but mobile + 10 Snow Bunting NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk 11:35 NR30 5HD TG527119
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Old Hunstanton behind The Linksway 10:40
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton South Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit btw Sidestrand & Trimingham on clifftop NR27 0LT TG265395
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Old Hunstanton behind The Linksway in willows this mrng
• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + Snow Bunting flew west PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 3 Slavonian Grebe Holkham Bay this a/noon + 5 Velvet Scoter
• Norfolk 39 Snow Bunting Winterton Dunes NNR on North Beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Puffin Cley NWT on sea off end of East Bank 09:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Snow Bunting Holme NWT from c/pk on Beach Road + 2 Whooper Swan flew west TF715449
• Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cromer on sea off golf course NR27 9HE TG219423

Thursday 31st October 2013
Highlights today were a Lapland Bunting over east, 20 Common Scoters, 2 Velvet Scoters, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 24 Gannets, an Arctic Skua, a Great Skua, a single Kittiwake, and a Swallow on wires near Redwell Marsh.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting E/over Holme + Arctic Skua, Bonxie & 2 Velvet Scoter
• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Salthouse flew in off sea + 7 Snow Bunting NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk 2 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 16:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool late a/noon + 6 Whooper Swan NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey flew in off sea late a/noon but no further sign Humpback Whale in area NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 15:30 Old Hunstanton behind The Linksway in willows
• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Cley NWT flew along shingle ridge by Arnold's Marsh 13:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Pomarine Skua off Titchwell RSPB but distant PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Shore Lark Cley NWT on shingle ridge by Arnold's Marsh 12:45 + 8 Snow Bunting NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Shore Lark Cley NWT on shingle ridge by Arnold's Marsh 12:10 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 27 Common Crane Potter Heigham flew over A149 brdge 06:15 - for 5th consecutive mrng
• Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Cley NWT + 2 Snow Bunting NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Old Hunstanton behind The Linksway in willows
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk 09:15 NR30 5HD TG527119
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in S/section with tit flock + 2 Firecrest & 2 Whooper Swan flew west 07:00 NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Black-throated Diver W/past Cley early mrng
• Norfolk 24 Snow Bunting Winterton North Beach
• Norfolk Hooded Crow 12:00 Titchwell RSPB on beach then flew twds village PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on shingle ridge by Arnold's Marsh 11:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 29 Snow Bunting Holkham Gap + Slavonian Grebe & 4 Velvet Scoter
• Norfolk Snow Bunting Holme on beach by c/pk
• Norfolk Hooded Crow till 09:20 Titchwell RSPB on beach W/of boardwalk then flew to Thornham Harbour & lost to view PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Hooded Crow Titchwell RSPB on beach 850yds W/of boardwalk 08:45 + Little Stint on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter Winterton Dunes NNR off c/pk early mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198

Wednesday 30th October 2013
A clear but breezy day, highlights were a flock of 13 Whooper Swans over, on the sea 87 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 17 Gannets, 9 Great Crested, 1 Slavonian and 1 Red-necked Grebe, a Great Skua west, a single Sandwich Tern and a Guillemot. Also of note were a Cetti's Warbler trapped and ringed, 20 Rock Pipits over calling, 2 Redpoll sp, a Snow Bunting on the beach, and a single Twite on the lavender marsh. Sunny conditions brought out a Small Copper, Red Admiral, Peacock and a Common Darter.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum in larches by visitor's hut + 40 Crossbill IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Hunstanton in willows behind The Linksway PE36 6JE
• Norfolk 3 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes on the beach this a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 5 Shore Lark Cley NWT E/ of Arnold's Marsh mid a/noon before flying S/ NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Rd c/pk 14:10 NR30 5HD TG527119
• Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB on east beach near main creek10:45 but mobile PE31 8BB TF758437
• Norfolk 3 Shore Lark Cley NWT flew W/ from beach btw c/pk & Swarovski hide NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT in Eye Field 09:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Shore Lark Winterton North Dunes on beach + Lapland Bunting & 32 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton South Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Warham Greens off Garden Drove late a/noon
• Norfolk 23 Snow Bunting E/ of Holkham Gap on the beach/in the dunes
• Norfolk 3 Great Northern Diver S/ past Sea Palling today NR12 0UX TG432271
• Norfolk 13 Whooper Swan over Holme NOA today + Bonxie W/, Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe on the sea & Snow Bunting on the beach TF717450
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Holme NOA with a Slavonian Grebe TF717450
• Norfolk Osprey ESE/ over North Wootton this a/noon
• Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 18 Whooper Swan Salthouse N/ of the duck pond 08:30 NR25 7XW TG082443

Tuesday 29th October 2013
Another breezy day, with highlights including a confiding Shorelark just east of Gore point early this morning, a short eared Owl watched coming in off the sea mid morning, and a group of 7 Bonxies flying close off shore during the afternoon sea watch.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 2 Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum mid mrng in larches by visitor's hut IP26 5HW TL822942• Norfolk Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum in larches by visitor's hut IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk 2 Shore Lark Thornham Point at 11:30 + Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh, 7 Bonxie past Holme Dunes & Short-eared Owl PE36 6NZ TF737438• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler West Runton calling in garden of 110 Cromer Rd• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Winterton South Dunes midday c)500m S/ of Hermanus Restaurant in bracken below house with white chimney NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Winterton South Dunes midday c)400m S/ of Hermanus Restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Shore Lark Hunstanton on beach just E/ of Gore Point PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk 7 Whooper Swan Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh 14:20 PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Nunnery Lakes 12:15 by hide at S/ end of path. Permit only IP24 2YW TL873822• Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore + 3 Long-tailed Duck & Snow Bunting on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 108 Whooper Swan S/ past Hunstanton cliff (inc one group of 68) 09:00 PE36 5AH TF672409

Monday 28th October 2013
As forecast a strong westerly wind blew throughout most of the day, some what restricting the number of birds on view. A surprise find though on the broadwater first thing was a female Red-crested Pochard, presumably originating from nearby Titchwell.
Norfolk News form Birdnet
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT from main observatory PE14 9TN TL548946•
Norfolk Shore Lark Winterton South Dunes on beach + 2 Velvet Scoter past NR29 4BQ TG496198•
Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 16:15 NR25 7SA TG049441•
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Winterton South Dunes below Hermanus Restaurant at 14:45 showing well NR29 4BQ TG496198

Sunday 27th October 2013
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Reported 2 Parrot Crossbill Bacton Wood today
• Norfolk Pallid Swift N/ side of Trimingham 12:45 along seacliff by wood NR11 8EG TG279388
• Norfolk Possible Pacific Swift Paston midday flew NW/ along cliffs
• ***Mega***Norfolk Possible Black-browed Albatross N/ past Hopton-on-Sea 12:25 though distant NR31 9SE TM535997
• Norfolk Pallid Swift Trimingham 10:30 from layby NR11 8EG TG279388
• Norfolk Pallid Swift E/ side of Sidestrand 10:30 over woods and church NR27 0LT TG265395
• Norfolk Pallid Swift E/ past Sidestrand 09:55 NR27 0LT TG265395
• Norfolk Pallid Swift Cromer 08:30 over cliffs E/ of lighthouse NR27 9HE TG219423
• Norfolk Pallid Swift Cromer 07:30 over cliffs below lighthouse NR27 9HE TG219423
• Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT roosting on Simmond's Scrape early evng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Winterton South Dunes again below Hermanus restaurant this a/noon but elusive NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Winterton South Dunes below Hermanus restaurant until 13:15 but no further sign NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Paston btw Mundesley & the gas terminal this mrng
• Norfolk Shore Lark Winterton South Dunes midday c)500m S/ of c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Shore Lark Titchwell RSPB midday on beach PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Winterton South Dunes 10:45 below Hermanus restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit S/ over Old Hunstanton calling 08:37 PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Cley NWT btw North Hide & beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Winterton South Dunes 09:25 below Hermanus restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Shore Lark Winterton South Dunes 400m S/ of c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Winterton South Dunes below Hermanus restaurant + Black Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198

Saturday 26th October 2013
Another wet and windy day with Starlings and Chaffinches the main movers. Of interest were 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 500 Common Scoters, 16 Gannets, 2 Slavonian Grebes, a Common Buzzard, a Water Rail, a Short-eared Owl, a Blackcap and 15 Rock Pipits.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Pallid Swift Cromer 17:10 around lighthouse NR27 9HE TG219423
• Norfolk Pallid Swift Cromer 16:22 around lighthouse NR27 9HE TG219423
• Norfolk Pallid Swift Cromer 15:51 over lighthouse NR27 9HE TG219423
• Norfolk Pallid Swift Cromer 15:12 over lighthouse NR27 9HE TG219423
• Norfolk Probable Pallid Swift Trimingham 14:35 showing well by entrance of woodland holiday park NR11 8EG TG279388
• Norfolk Possible Pallid Swift Trimingham 12:40 near church by road to Mundesley opp The Brambles NR11 8EG TG279388
• Norfolk Possible Pallid Swift Trimingham N/ of radar station 12:35 then flew S/ NR11 8EG TG279388
• Norfolk Pallid Swift E/ past Cromer Lighthouse 11:15 NR27 9HE TG219423
• Norfolk Reported 2 Pallid Swift btw Trimingingham & Sidestrand along the clifftop footpath 10:50 NR27 0LT TG265395
• Norfolk Reported Pallid Swift over Sidestrand mid mrng NR27 0LT TG265395
• Norfolk Pallid Swift Overstrand over Paul's Lane 08:40 appeared to fly E/ NR27 0PF TG246410
• Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT Stubb Road roost site at 15:30 and again at 16:30 NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk Reported Richard's Pipit Hunstanton flew over the cliffs early mrng + Lapland Bunting PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT + Hen Harrier PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Shore Lark Winterton South Dunes on beach this mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting NNE/ of Wells at East Hills c)TF925458 NR23 1AR TF917437
• Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT 11:10 from the main obs + 600 Whooper Swan PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Cley NWT 11:00 heard near Swarovski Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea at the beach c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Shore Lark Titchwell RSPB 10:10 by inlet E/ of coastal path PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Probable Richard's Pipit Cley NWT at Cley coastguards 09:00 NR25 7SA TG049441

Friday 25th October 2013
A wet start and a blustery day still brought some migrants through, with 2 Bewick's and 5 Whooper Swans, 600 Pink-footed Geese, 60 Skylarks, 5,000+ Starlings, 70 Fieldfares, 25 Redwings, 8 Pied Wagtails, 30 Rock Pipits, and 450+ Chaffinches passing through. On the sea 2 Eiders, 80 Common Scoters, 30 Gannets and a Great Crested Grebe were of interest, and the Yellow-browed Warbler was again in the car park on the NWT. In the moth trap a Rusty-dot Pearl and a Diamond-back were caught.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Pallid Swift 17:23 over Cromer between Morrisons c/pk & pier but mobile NR27 9HE TG219423• Norfolk No Sign Parrot Crossbills 2mls E/of North Walsham at Bacton Wood by 17:05• Norfolk Probable Pallid Swift Cromer 16:50 at E/end along cliff near Warren Wood NR27 9HE TG219423• Norfolk Probable Pallid Swift SW/of Cromer over W/side of Felbrigg Hall at 15:45 NR27 9HE TG219423• Norfolk Probable Pallid Swift Cromer over Warren Wood at 15:00 then flew E/past lighthouse NR27 9HE TG219423• Norfolk Possible Blyth's Pipit Cley NWT E/of beach c/pk at 11:00 but no sign since NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum at 10:15 in larches by visitor hut IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk No Sign Western Bonelli's Warbler Holkham NNR by 09:30 near Washington Hide NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NWT in c/pk + 2 Bewick's Swan over TF715449• Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape from Dauke's Hide briefly early evng NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Radde's Warbler Happisburgh by the church at 16:50 NR12 0PR TG384309• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Holme W/over golf course + 2 Bonxie past TF715449• Norfolk Shore Lark Titchwell RSPB this a/noon E/of boardwalk near beach + 6 Snow Bunting W/of boardwalk PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 9 Shore Lark Titchwell RSPB in off sea + 2 Jack Snipe from Meadow Trail Screen PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 3 Shore Lark Titchwell RSPB near beach by end of boardwalk + Black-throated Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebe & 8 Long-tailed Duck offshore PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 2 Great White Egret W/past Holme NWT at 10:45 TF715449

Thursday 24th October 2013
A ridge of high pressure produced a good visual migration, with highlights including a Peregrine, 2 Water Rails, 2 Bearded Tits, a Chiffchaff, a female Blackcap, 50 Blackbirds, 12 Song Thrushes, 60 Redwings, 35 Robins, 6 Pied Wagtails, 1 White Wagtail, 60 Meadow Pipits, 20 Rock Pipits, 10 Siskins, 30 Redpoll sp, 3 Crossbills and 2 Yellowhammers. On the sea 4 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 100 Common Scoters, 2 Velvet Scoters, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 100 Gannets, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Slavonian Grebe and a single Guillemot. A Yellow-browed Warbler was showing in the NWT car park area on and off through the day.
Butterflies were still present with Small Copper, Comma, Large White, Peacock, Red Admiral and Clouded Yellow all recorded during the afternoon.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum opposite c/pk this a/noon with Crossbills + Firecrest IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk 2+Parrot Crossbill 2mls E/of North Walsham at Bacton Wood with Crossbills at 16:30• Norfolk Western Bonelli's Warbler 16:40 Holkham NNR in pines by boardwalk near Washington Hide NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk Pallid Swift NW/of Cromer over Felbrigg Hall & main c/pk at 15:41 NR27 9HE TG219423• Norfolk Western Bonelli's Warbler 15:25 Holkham NNR in pines by boardwalk N/of Washington Hide NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk Western Bonelli's Warbler 15:00 Holkham NNR in pines by boardwalk N/of Washington Hide NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk Pallid Swift NW/of Cromer over Felbrigg Hall & main c/pk at 14:55 NR27 9HE TG219423• Norfolk No further sign Western Bonelli's Warbler Holkham NNR in pines by boardwalk N/of Washington Hide by 13:15 NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk Western Bonelli's Warbler Holkham NNR in pines by boardwalk N/of Washington Hide late mrng NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting West Runton this mrng + Short-eared Owl• Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape early evng NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler mid a/noon Holme NWT in c/pk TF715449• Norfolk Shore Lark Winterton South Dunes on beach at 16:00 NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Glandford at Natural Surroundings between shop & Red Squirrel Pen early a/noon NR25 7JR TG044419• Norfolk 2 Shore Lark Titchwell RSPB on beach this mrng + 7 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Red-necked Grebe & 4 Slavonian Grebe offshore PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NWT in c/pk at 11:30 TF715449• Norfolk 3 Shore Lark Winterton South Dunes reported early mrng then flew put to sea + 4 Velvet Scoter offshore NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Great White Egret over Berney Marshes RSPB at 09:15 & landed W/of RSPB centre NR30 1SB TG460053

Wednesday 23rd October 2013
Sea watching today produced 130 Common Scoter, 4 Velvet Scoter, 2 Eider, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Red-throated Diver, 2 Red-breasted Merganser and 1 Sandwich Tern.
Four Shorelark flew west along the beach at midday, and a Green Woodpecker was present around the observatory. Several Migrant Hawker dragonflies were also noted during the day.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Possible Pallid Swift Cromer or Common Swift at 16:50 NR27 9HE TG219423 • Norfolk Pallid Swift late evng Weybourne near church NR25 7SR TG111435 • Norfolk Probable 3 Parrot Crossbill 2mls E/of North Walsham at Bacton Wood + 25 Crossbill & Pallas's Warbler yesterday • Norfolk Pallid Swift 13:30 Salthouse E/of beach c/pk flew NE/over sea NR25 7SA TG049441 • Norfolk Pallid Swift 13:00 Cley NWT (or Common Swift) over Eye Field then flew E NR25 7SA TG049441 • Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum at 09:30 + 30 Crossbill IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 4 Velvet Scoter Holme Dunes NNR on sea + Great Northern Diver • Norfolk Bewick's Swan Brancaster on marsh E/of Gypsy Lane at 17:00 PE31 8AW TF772438 • Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore + 4 Slavonian Grebe, 6 Long-tailed Duck & 3 Snow Bunting on beach PE31 8BB TF759436

Tuesday 22nd October 2013
Another wet and windy day, with some overhead migration first thing including 6 Siskins, 12 Redpoll sp, and a notable movement of Rock Pipits with 18 counted. Starlings continued to come in during the day with over 2,000 counted and birds still coming in off the sea. Seawatching produced 17 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 20 Common Scoters, 1 Red-necked and 3 Slavonian Grebes, an Arctic Skua, 2 Sandwich Terns and a Razorbill.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk No Sign White-rumped Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB mid a/noon but 4 Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper present TF650328
• Norfolk Pallid Swift 12:50 Winterton E/of Hermanus Restaurant but no further sign by 14:00 NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Pallid Swift 11:30 Winterton viewable from top of slope E/of Hermanus Restaurant but mobile NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Pallid Swift Winterton Dunes over N/side of village at 10:26 NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB from Rotary Hide + 6 Little Stint TF650328
• Norfolk 2 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape from Dauke's Hide at 18:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape from Dauke's Hide at 17:33 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting S/over Hunstanton PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk 3 Shore Lark Winterton South Dunes in dunes near cafe this a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea on roof near Beach Road c/pk this a/noon NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk 3 Shore Lark S/past Hopton-on-Sea + 3 Arctic Tern NR31 9SE TM535997
• Norfolk 3 Shore Lark Winterton South Dunes in dunes near cafe at 11:00 NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Glandford in gardens of Natural Surroundings at 10:35 NR25 7JR TG044419
• Norfolk Shore Lark Titchwell RSPB E/along beach at 10:05 PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Swift sp over Winterton NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 3 Shore Lark Winterton South Dunes on beach + 27 Snow Bunting on North Beach NR29 4BQ TG496198

Monday 21st October 2013
A wet morning followed by a wet and windy afternoon, which saw little of note on the reserve other than a single Common Whitethroat and several Blackcaps. Sea watching though proved productive, with a partial summer plumaged Black-throated Diver , two male Long tailed Ducks, two Slavonian and two Red-necked Grebes being the highlights.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper 09:14 Snettisham RSPB from Rotary Hide + 3 Little Stint TF650328 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB from Rotary Hide at 08:57 TF650328 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk 2 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape this evng + 4 Yellow-legged Gull 2ad+2w+1w NR25 7SA TG049441 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk 3 Shore Lark Winterton South Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Swift sp Felbrigg Park at 10:45, use W/c/pk & S/for 250yds

Sunday 20th October 2013
Less favourable weather closed in today with reduced numbers of migrants, however on the sea 13 Eiders, 2 drake Long-tailed Ducks, 150 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, a Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Gannets, a Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebes and a Sandwich Tern were of interest, while other highlights included a ring-tail Hen Harrier out over the Wash, a Merlin, 2 Peregrines, 2 Short-eared Owls in off the sea, a single Swallow, 10 Blackcaps, 15 Bramblings, 12 Rock Pipits, 2 Mealy Redpolls, 6 Redpoll sp, and a Snow Buntings along the beach.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Female Parrot Crossbill Wells Woods in pines W/of path just N/of Abraham's Bosom at 10:50 NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk No Sign Pacific Golden Plover Breydon Water by 10:40, but 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Spotted Redshank & 3 Short-eared Owl NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley W/past beach c/pk at 14:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sea Palling + Firecrest NR12 0UX TG432271
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Waxham N/of Money Lane TG440264
• Norfolk Great White Egret Aldeby Pits this mrng
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham NNR on S/side of pines 100yds E/of Lady Anne's Drive at 14:00 NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in S/section in ash near entrance from Sainsbury's at 12:00 NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods in pines W/of Pinewoods Caravan Park NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Shore Lark Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB E/over freshmarsh at 09:10 + 2 Velvet Scoter W/past PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods between The Dell & caravan park in sallows S/of path NR23 1DR TF909453


Saturday 19th October 2013
A spectacular visual migration today with 7,920 Starlings and 2,077 Lapwings among many abundant migrants. Of note were 210 Pink-footed Geese, 100+ Brent Geese, 20 Gadwall, 30 Eiders, 50 Common Scoters, 9 Gannets, 7 Little Egrets, 3 Marsh Harriers, 1 Hen Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Peregrine, 2 Water Rails, 83 Golden Plovers, 17 Snipe, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 80 Curlew, 1 Sandwich Tern, 4 Bearded Tits, 77 Skylarks, 2 Chiffchaffs, 15 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Ring Ouzel, 120 Blackbirds, 6 Fieldfares, 30 Song Thrushes, 74 Redwings, 1 Mistle Thrush, 51 Meadow Pipits, 14 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings, 1 Mealy, 1 Lesser and 40 Redpoll sp, 8 Crossbills, 1 Yellowhammer and 10 Reed Buntings.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Possible Olive-backed Pipit Reported Burnham Deepdale flew from wood by cafe N/of A149 towards E/of Arawak at 16:20 no further sign by 16:45 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Pacific Golden Plover 13:24 Breydon Water at E/end at Lumps NR31 9QB TG464048 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Possible Pacific Golden Plover 12:44 Breydon Water at E/end at Lumps NR31 9QB TG464048 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Adult Female Parrot Crossbill Wells Woods in pines near Abraham's Bosom at 11:35 + Ring Ouzel & Juvenile Shag on Abraham's Bosom NR23 1DR TF909453 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Probable Parrot Crossbill Wells Woods S/over The Dell at 10:35 NR23 1DR TF909453 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk 3 Shore Lark Winterton Dunes NNR on beach + Firecrest NR29 4BQ TG496198 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Great White Egret N/of Thornage over B1110 towards Hunworth at 14:15 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Cromer on golf course till 12:30 then flew off & no further sign NR27 9HE TG219423 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Great White Egret ESE/of Acle in ditch between A47 & railway W/of Branch Road this a/noon <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT this a/noon PE14 9TN TL548946 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Dusky Warbler Sea Palling at NW/end of Clink Road in garden of house named Eyrie this a/noon NR12 0UX TG432271 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Mundesley + 10 Lapland Bunting & Redstart <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Blakeney Point in plantation late a/noon NR25 7DJ TG007464 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Horsey by Nelson Head track between steps at 15:15 NR29 4EP TG477228 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods between kissing gate & birches E/of old toilet block NR23 1DR TF909453 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 14:24 Great Yarmouth Cemetery in SW/corner of S/section on compost heap NR30 1DW TG526082 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods NW/of old toilet block in sycamores at 13:34 NR23 1DR TF909453 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Blakeney Point NR25 7DJ TG007464 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Possible American Golden Plover Breydon Water at E/end at Lumps this a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler late mrng Great Yarmouth Cemetery in S/section NR30 1DW TG526082 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods near old toilet block NR23 1DR TF909453 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Hemsby at King's Loke NR29 4JG TG506172 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton Dunes NNR by Hermanus Restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>

Friday 18th October 2013
Visual migration continued today with a notable passage of 60+ Redpolls through the site with 35 Mealy Redpolls ringed during the day. Also of note were Marsh Harrier, Buzzard, Peregrine, Water Rail, a Greenshank flew west, an adult Med Gull east, a single Swallow, 1 Chiffchaff, 12 Blackcaps, 100+ Blackbirds, 20 Fieldfares, 20 Song Thrushes, 300 Redwings, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 40 Robins, a Yellow Wagtail, 80 Meadow Pipits, 15 Rock Pipits, 30 Bramblings and 7 Crossbills were counted.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 2 Adult Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum in larches by visitor hut IP26 5HW TL822943 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#
• Norfolk Grey Phalarope 14:15 Cley NWT on sea off beach c/pk but distant NR25 7SA TG049441 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler this a/noon Wells Woods 1 by old toilet block, 1 S/of main track 200yds W/of The Dell + Northern Bullfinch between old toilet block & The Dell NR23 1DR TF909453 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Dusky Warbler Weybourne at Denmark House trapped & ringed will be releases at 12:15.Use Weybourne Beach c/pk & walk back along road to Denmark House NR25 7SR TG111435 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk 4 Glossy Ibis S/past Sea Palling at 11:15 NR12 0UX TG432271 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk 4 Glossy Ibis E/past Trimingham at 10:44 NR11 8EG TG279388 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk 4 Glossy Ibis E/past Cromer at 10:34 NR27 9HE TG219423 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk 4 Glossy Ibis Cley E/past beach c/pk at 10:00 NR25 7SA TG049441 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Hunstanton over cliffs by 09:30 + Woodlark, 100+Lesser Redpoll & 3 Tree Sparrow PE36 5AH TF672409 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk 4 Glossy Ibis 09:49 Stiffkey E/over saltmarsh N/of campsite NR23 1QL TF975431 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods + Siberian Chiffchaff (heard only) & 20 Crossbill NR23 1DR TF909453 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk 4 Glossy Ibis E/over Wells at 09:26 NR23 1AR TF917437 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk 4 Glossy Ibis Brancaster E/over West Norfolk Golf Course at 09:00 PE31 8AW TF772438 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Titchwell Village E/of Briarfields Hotel N/of A149 till 08:15 then flew N/ PE31 8BB TF758437 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Hemsby at King's Loke heard only + Ring Ouzel NR29 4JG TG506172 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#

Thursday 17th October 2013
A quieter day, though still evidence of passage comprised mainly of thrushes and pipits from first light. Sightings of note today included 12 Crossbills East, c20 Redpolls around and over the site with both Lesser and Mealy trapped and ringed, and the Black redstart was still viewable on the white buildings at the end of Thornham Bank. Butterflies were still in evidence with Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and Small White all recorded, and a Humming bird hawk moth was present on the Buddleia outside the observatory building.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Reported Holme at NWT. Mealy Redpoll trapped & ringed at NOA +!2 Crossbill over E/ & Black Redstart on white buildings at E/end of Thornham Bank TF715449
• Norfolk Great White Egret Aldeby Pits this mrng
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Titchwell RSPB in hedge near A149 near N/end of c/pk early evng PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Happisburgh halfway along Dogget's Lane in scrub & sycamore this a/noon NR12 0PR TG384309
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Hunstanton over cliffs PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods 100yds E/of toilet block mid a/noon NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk 2+Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods + 3 Northern Bullfinch, Siberian Chiffchaff & Wood Warbler in The Dell NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham NNR in pines near crosstracks + Northern Bullfinch NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park till 13:05 then flew SE/ NR21 0LN TF949290
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park on Mill Pond near island at 10:45 showing well NR21 0LN TF949290
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods east of toilet bock still 10.15am + Possible Female Parrot Crossbill NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Dusky Warbler West Runton in hedge N/of disused farm buildings. Use clifftop c/prk & walk E for 1/3ml
• Norfolk Black Redstart Glandford at Cley Spy
• Norfolk Adult Little Gull S/of Happisburgh over Whimpwell Green at 14:15
• Norfolk Black Redstart Holme NWT at W/end TF715449
• Norfolk 4 Snow Bunting Winterton Dunes NNR by c/pk + 2+Velvet Scoter offshore NR29 4BQ TG496198

Wednesday 16th October 2013
Visual migration took place again this morning ahead of the afternoon rain. Highlights were two Great Grey Shrikes, one near the Golf Course and one near the car parks; a Yellow-browed Warbler was heard but not seen in the willows at the west end of the Obs site early morning, 2 Swallows flew through the dunes, and 6 Chiffchaffs, 15 Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, a Common Whitethroat in the forestry at NWT, a Reed Warbler trapped and ringed, 300 Blackbirds, 50 Fieldfares, 100 Song Thrushes, 400 Redwings, 7 Mistle Thrushes, 50 Robins, a Black Redstart still by the compound on Thornham Bank, 20 Rock Pipits over calling, 60 Bramblings, 8 Siskins, 3 Lesser, 4 Mealy and 30+ Redpoll sp, 7 Crossbills, and 4 Lapland Buntings.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 2 Great Grey Shrike Holme Dunes NNR 1 near golf course & 1 near c/pks + 4 Lapland Bunting, Yellow-browed Warbler in willows at W/end of Holme NOA early mrng, 4 Mealy Redpoll & 7 Crossbill • Norfolk Great White Egret Terrington Marsh flew from sea wall at 12:00 PE34 4JQ TF545235 • Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods by toilet block with tit flock late a/noon NR23 1DR TF909453 • Norfolk Probable Pallas's Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in S/section by compost heap at 13:10 (heard only) NR30 1DW TG526082 • Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea N/of Beach Road c/prk NR30 5HB TG527119 • Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods W/of drinking pool just N/of main track 300yds W/of field gate this a/noon + Siberian Chiffchaff & Tree Pipit NR23 1DR TF909453 • Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting over Titchwell RSPB at 12:00 PE31 8BB TF759436 • Norfolk Dusky Warbler late mrng West Runton in hedge N/of disused farm buildings. Use clifftop c/prk & walk E for 1/3ml • Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Holme Dunes NWT this mrng• Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436 • Norfolk Black Redstart Holme Dunes NNR + Woodlark & Arctic Tern • Norfolk 2 Firecrest Gorleston-on-Sea along new woodland trail NR31 6PL TG532036 • Norfolk Shag 1ml N/of Wells on Abraham's Bosom + Ring Ouzel on track to W & 2 Crossbill over NR23 1AR TF917437 • Norfolk Female Northern Bullfinch Wells Woods in brambles on NE/side of The Dell mid-mrng NR23 1DR TF909453 • Norfolk 3 Mealy Redpoll Warham Greens at end of Garden Drove + Snow Bunting E/over, 2 Hen Harrier & Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437

Tuesday 15th October 2013
A quieter day today with sadly no sign of yesterday's Bluethroat. However a Great Grey Shrike continued to show in bushes on the grazing marsh south of the Obs in the afternoon, and a Black Redstart was near the works area along Thornham Bank. Other birds of note included a Yellow-browed Warbler still near the NWT payhut, a Ring Ouzel, 30 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 15 Fieldfares, 250 Blackbirds, 100 Song Thrushes, 200 Redwings, 500 Robins, 80 Meadow Pipits over, 12 Rock Pipits over, 30 Bramblings, and 6 Siskins.
Sunshine in the afternoon brought out Wall Brown, Small Copper and Humming-bird Hawk Moth.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 1st Winter Siberian Stonechat 16:40 Wells N/of pitch & putt course but distant NR23 1AR TF917437• Norfolk 1st Winter Siberian Stonechat 15:10 Wells N/of pitch & putt course NR23 1AR TF917437• Norfolk 1st Winter Siberian Stonechat 13:45 Wells N/of pitch & putt course below telegraph wires Showing well on & off + Lapland Bunting over W/at 13:30 NR23 1AR TF917437• Norfolk Possible Lesser Whitethroat (eastern form) 13:35 Burnham Overy by end of boardwalk W/of track PE31 8JJ TF853449• Norfolk 1st Winter Siberian Stonechat 13:15 Wells N/of pitch & putt course below telegraph wires Showing well on & off NR23 1AR TF917437• Norfolk 2 Male Two-barred Crossbill 10:35 Lynford Arboretum 15:35. in larches near entrance then flew W/ IP26 5HW TL822942• Norfolk 1st Winter Siberian Stonechat 11:55 Wells N/of pitch & putt course below telegraph wires Showing well NR23 1AR TF917437• Norfolk 4 Parrot Crossbill Wells in Pines mid mrng then flew SW/ + Wood Warbler NR23 1AR TF917437• Norfolk 1st Winter Siberian Stonechat 10:55 Wells N/of pitch & putt course below telegraph wires Showing well + Great Grey Shrike viewed S/but distant NR23 1AR TF917437• Norfolk 1st Winter Siberian Stonechat 10:05 Wells N/of pitch & putt course below telegraph wires + Great Grey Shrike viewed S/but distant NR23 1AR TF917437• Norfolk No Sign Red-flanked Bluetail 09:00 Warham Greens on Garden Drove midway btw concrete pad & end of track but Yellow-browed Warbler present NR23 1QD TF943437• Norfolk 1st Winter Siberian Stonechat Wells N/of pitch & putt course below telegraph wires at 08:48 NR23 1AR TF917437
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Brancaster Staithe W/of harbour PE31 8BJ TF794442• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea near Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119• Norfolk Reported Pallas's Warbler Holme-next-the-Sea at end of Beach Road by toilet Block• Norfolk Great White Egret Aldeby Pits this mrng• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in S/section at 17:45 NR30 1DW TG526082• Norfolk Great White Egret Warham Greens E/over saltmarsh this evng NR23 1QD TF943437• Norfolk Pomarine Skua 17:40 Cley E/past Bech c/pk + 2 Arctic Skua NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods by toilet block in sycamore near clearing at 15:45 NR23 1DR TF909453• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in S/section 100yds from Sainsbury's Gate ay 16:30 NR30 1DW TG526082• Norfolk 2 Great Grey Shrike Holme NWT this a/noon TF715449• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler West Runton 15:55 in sycamores by churchyard• Norfolk Leach's Petrel Cley NWT off N/end of East Bank at 15:15 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey at E/end of Campsite Wood mid a/noon with tit flock + Pied Flycatcher, 3 Redstart & Ring Ouzel NR23 1QL TF975431• Norfolk Dusky Warbler 15:20 West Runton in hedge N/of disused farm buildings. Use clifftop c/pk & walk E/for 1/3ml dus• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler this a/noon Warham Greens on Garden Drove midway btw concrete pad & end of track NR23 1QD TF943437• Norfolk Juvenile Purple Heron Horsey N/over Horsey Corner track at 13:20 NR29 4EP TG477228• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler West Runton this a/noon in c/pk E/of churchyard in sycamores• Norfolk Juvenile Purple Heron 12:25 N/over Horsey & may have landed near Horsey Corner c/pk NR29 4EP TG477228• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy in bushes behind reedy pool this morning + Yellow-browed Warbler in suaeda by Gun Hill & Possible Lesser Whitethroat (eastern form) by boardwalk PE31 8JJ TF853449• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Holkham NNR in brambles by Joe Jordan Hide late mrng NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler West Runton in sycamores E/of churchyard at 11:40• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler NNE/of Wells at East Hills TF924456• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 10:50 Horsey 400yds S/of c/pk opposite pillbox NR29 4EP TG477228• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Northrepps in garden at Hungry Hill briefly NR27 0AA TG246393• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Salthouse on Pinfold Lane NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk Dusky Warbler West Runton in hedge N/of disused farm buildings. Use clifftop c/pk & walk E/for 1/3ml dus• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Cley NWT in hedge E/of visitor centre c/pk at 08:45 NR25 7SA TG049441

Monday 14th October 2013
A spectacular day! The Bluethroat was present again and as the weather improved it showed well at times late morning. It was trapped and ringed at 2.15pm, and then showed again on the south side of the Broadwater opposite the Obs. At least 4 Great Grey Shrikes were showing along Thornham Bank as were two Black Redstarts, while up to 4 Yellow-browed Warblers were also present, with two near the NWT pay hut. A Little Stint was on the Saltings. Other birds of note were 2 Water Rails, a Woodcock, 1 Short-eared Owl, a Swallow through west, 25 Chiffchaffs, 50+ Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler trapped and ringed, 1 Common Whitethroat on the NOA reserve, 3 Ring Ouzels, 200 Blackbirds, 20 Fieldfares, 200+ Song Thrushes, 2000 Redwings, 30 Mistle Thrushes, 1500 Robins, a Wheatear, 6 Rock Pipits, 6 Bramblings, 2 Siskins, at least 4 Mealy Redpolls, a Crossbill sp flew over calling and a Lapland Bunting flew over east. On the sea 11 Eiders, 818 Common Scoters, 73 Gannets, and 1 Great Crested Grebe were recorded.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 2 Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 15:35. From main entrance take track to view larches near the information hut IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail 16:25 3/4ml SSE/of Happisburgh at Whimbwell Green. From main road take School Common Road S/for 100yds, then take path E/past horse paddocks to ploughed field TG387293
• Norfolk 1st Winter Siberian Stonechat 16:15 Wells showing well on+off. Take Beach Road N/then follow track thru gate on left past pitch+putt c/pk to view field NR23 1AR TF917437
• Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail 15:35 3/4ml SSE/of Happisburgh at Whimbwell Green + Yellow-browed Warbler . From main road take School Common Road S/for 100yds, then take path E/past horse paddocks to ploughed field TG387293
• Norfolk 1st Winter Siberian Stonechat mid a/noon Wells showing well on+off. Take Beach Road N/then follow track thru gate on left past pitch+putt c/pk to view field NR23 1AR TF917437
• Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail 14:05 3/4ml SSE/of Happisburgh at Whimbwell Green. From main road take School Common Road S/for 100yds, then take path E/past horse paddocks to ploughed field TG387293
• Norfolk 1st Winter Siberian Stonechat Wells in old paddocks S/of Pinewoods Caravan Park W/of Beach Road 13:00 NR23 1AR TF917437
• Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail 12:15 Warham Greens on Garden Drove midway btw concrete pad & end of track NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Probable Parrot Crossbill Holkham Pines at W/end early a/noon NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail 12:00 3/4ml SSE/of Happisburgh at Whimbwell Green. From main road take School Common Road S/for 100yds, then take path E/past horse paddocks to ploughed field TG387293
• Norfolk Coues's Arctic Redpoll Winterton North Dunes at N/end near concrete blocks but mobile + 80+Mealy Redpoll NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail Warham Greens on Garden Drove midway btw concrete pad & end of track late mrng NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail 10:20 3/4ml SSE/of Happisburgh at Whimbwell Green. From main road take School Common Road S/for 100yds, then take path E/past horse paddocks to ploughed field TG387293
• Norfolk No further sign Parrot Crossbill Winterton by 08:45
• Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail mid mrng 3/4ml SSE/of Happisburgh at Whimbwell Green. From main road take School Common Road S/for 100yds, then take path E/past horse paddocks to ploughed field TG387293
• Norfolk No Sign Red-flanked Bluetail Happisburgh at Whimbwell Green
• Norfolk Parrot Crossbill Winterton at Hermanus restaurant + Yellow-browed Warbler
• Norfolk 4 Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA + Lapland Bunting, 3 Ring Ouzel & 4 Mealy Redpoll TF717450
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike West Runton in churchyard this evng + 2 Yellow-browed Warbler
• Norfolk Grey Phalarope off Snettisham Coastal Park on sea 16:00 + Black-throated Diver
• Norfolk Dusky Warbler Weybourne at Denmark House this evng - no access
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike late a/noon Winterton North Dunes N/of toad pools NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 17:05 Cley NWT on W/side of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 17:00 Winterton North Dunes 200yds N/of totem pole + Eastern-type Lesser Whitethroat NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Shore Lark Sea Palling on beach this a/noon NR12 0UX TG432271
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Wells Woods late a/noon. From entrance gate take ramp N/to beach to view sycamores behind chalets on W/side NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea near Beach Road c/pk on garden feeders 16:00 NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Cley NWT 1/4ml E/of N/end of East Bank 16:05 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 16:15 Wells Woods S/of toilet block NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Holkham NNR by Joe Jordan hide 15:55 showing well NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Horsey S/of Nelson Head track in fields opp 2nd set of wooden steps 13:30 NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler this a/noon Holkham Pines at W/end + Yellow-browed Warbler by Washington Hide NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Adult Male Bluethroat 15:35 Holme NOA on S/side of Broadwater opp obs TF717450
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 15:00 Winterton North Dunes 200yds N/of totem pole NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Barred Warbler Salthouse at W/end of village in overgrown paddock on N/side of path 14:30 NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Waxham 400yds N/of pipe dump flew north 14:35 NR12 0DZ TG440261
• Norfolk Probable Siberian Chiffchaff Winterton South Dunes just S/of restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 14:00 Wells Woods in The Dell NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Adult Male Bluethroat Holme NOA trapped+ringed & will be released 14:15 at ringing hut TF717450
• Norfolk Probable Richard's Pipit Waxham flew over pipe dump 13:10 - heard only NR12 0DZ TG440261
• Norfolk Barred Warbler Hunstanton by Le Strange Arms hotel
• Norfolk Adult Male Bluethroat 12:40 Holme NOA near steps just W/of obs showing well TF717450
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Point + 3 Ring Ouzel & 2 Woodlark NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Winterton North Dunes 150yds N/of totem pole NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler late mrng Holkham Pines at W/end NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Holme in paddocks behind entrance track 11:15 then flew to saltmarsh W/of Gore Point
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Blakeney Freshmarsh at W/end 11:20
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Wells Woods just S/of old toilet block 10:20 NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Bluethroat Holme NOA flew across steps just W/of obs 10:30 TF717450
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Bradwell at Gapton Marshes flew twds Harpers Lane
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Dunes briefly then flew inland PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens 100yds from N/end of Garden Drove 09:30 NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Heacham in paddocks viewable from Fenway btw Folgate Road junction & sewage works 09:30 briefly PE31 7AX TF663376
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Holme on Thornham Bank + Ring Ouzel in pines
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Blakeney in village by Spar TG028441
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Hemsby at Kings Loke NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham NNR Pines at W/end just W/of crosstracks 08:10 NR23 1RJ TF890447

Sunday 13th October 2013
Dominated by heavy rain and further northerlies, a stunning male Bluethroat was found near the heligoland trap at 11.55am, and showed occasionally during the afternoon. Other birds of note were 2 Short-eared Owls, 1 Great Grey Shrike, 100+ Goldcrests, 30 Chiffchaffs, 40 Blackcaps, 100 Blackbirds, 150 Robins, 3 Rock Pipits, 50+ Bramblings, 3 Siskins, 14 Redpolls including at least 2 Mealy Redpolls, and 2 Snow Buntings on the beach.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report 2 Coues's Arctic Redpoll Morston 12:30 briefly then flew south
• Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail 17:00 3/4ml SSE/of Happisburgh at Whimbwell Green. From main road take School Common Road S/for 100yds, then take path E/past horse paddocks to ploughed field TG387293
• Norfolk No further sign Possible Coues's Arctic Redpoll Winterton North Dunes but poss eastern Lesser Whitethroat 200yds N/of totem pole late a/noon + 20 Mealy Redpoll NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail 3/4ml SSE/of Happisburgh at Whimbwell Green 16:10. From main road take School Common Road S/for 100yds, then take path E/past horse paddocks to ploughed field TG387293
• Norfolk Coues's Arctic Redpoll 15:00 Wells Woods + Pallas's Warbler in NE/corner of the Dell 100yds from toilet block mid a/noon NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Coues's Arctic Redpoll Warham Greens at N/end of Garden Drove 14:30 + 5+Mealy Redpoll NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Coues's Arctic Redpoll 14:15 Wells Woods on NE/side of the Dell with Repolls NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Possible Coues's Arctic Redpoll Wells Woods with Lesser Redpolls + 3+Mealy Redpoll NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Possible Coues's Arctic Redpoll Winterton North Dunes 200yds N/of totem pole 12:20 but mobile + Pallas's Warbler 11:55 near totem pole NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Coues's Arctic Redpoll Blakeney Point at The Hood 11:30 with 2 Mealy Redpolls then flew south NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Male Parrot Crossbill till 09:50 Stiffkey 450yds W/of Greenway c/pk then flushed & flew off west NR23 1QL
• Norfolk Male Parrot Crossbill Stiffkey 450yds W/of Greenway c/pk in hedge 09:10 NR23 1QLNorfolk
• Norfolk Leach's Petrel past Walcott this mrng + Little Auk & 12 Bonxie NR12 0LZ TG359329
• Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Burnham Deepdale + 2+Crossbill
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Waxham late mrng NR12 0DZ TG440261
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Burnham Overy + 2 Mealy Redpoll PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Juvenile Sabine's Gull E/past Titchwell RSPB 12:05 + 2 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Little Stint & 3 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 15:40 Wells Woods in the Dell NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler till dusk Winterton North Dunes in bushes near totem pole + Mealy Redpoll NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cley in village late a/noon
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holme 100yds W/of entrance by new chalet 16:40 + Adult Male Bluethroat this a/noon by track to obs but very elusive
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler late a/noon Winterton North Dunes in bushes near totem pole NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler NE/of Wells at East Hills + Yellow-browed Warbler TF924456
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes at end of boardwalk mid a/noon + Great Grey Shrike 50yds along track to dunes in 1st hedge on E/side this a/noon PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Gorleston on S/side of James Paget hospital 13:05 NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 14:30 Wells Woods SW/of drinking pool NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Hemsby at Newport + Firecrest
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 14:00 Holkham Pines 100yds E/of W/end NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Holme on grazing marsh this a/noon + Pomarine Skua flew west this mrng
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Sidestrand 13:15 then flew south NR27 0LT TG265395
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Wells Woods 50yds S/of toilet block 12:50 briefly NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham Pines at W/end NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Bluethroat Holme NOA on main path to obs 11:55 TF717450
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Wells Woods by track W/of caravan park 10:30 only NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose SE/of Cley E/of Old Womans Lane 11:30 then flew W/over village
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in churchyard
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens at N/end of Garden Drove late mrng NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham at W/end of pines NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Titchwell RSPB + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Hemsby at Kings Loke + Ring Ouzel NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Great Yarmouth at South Denes on N/side of power station 09:50 NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Wells Woods by track W/of caravan park 09:30 NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Winterton North Dunes in bushes near totem pole + 3 Mealy Redpoll NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 2 Leach's Petrel pas Gorleston-on-Sea by mid mrng NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Hemsby in dunes NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk Leach's Petrel Gorleston-on-Sea off pier 08:30 showing well NR31 6PL TG532036

Saturday 12th October 2013
A very exciting migration took place with a wide range of species including a Barnacle Goose west, 64 Brent Geese, 1 Velvet Scoter, 49 Gannets, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Peregrine, 1 Water Rail, 2+ Woodcocks, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Great Skua, 1 Med Gull, 2+ Short-eared Owls, 2+ Great Grey Shrikes (1 trapped and 1 along Thornham Bank near the sluice), a Pallas' Warbler in the village near Sunnymead Caravan Park, 2+ Yellow-browed Warblers, 30+ Chiffchaffs, 40+ Blackcaps, a Reed Warbler, a tristis Chiffchaff ringed, 120+ Blackbirds, 5 Fieldfares, 30 Song Thrushes, 650 Redwings, 250+ Robins, 2 Grey Wagtails, 70 Meadow Pipits, 3 Rock Pipits, 16 Bramblings, 25 Siskins, and 6 Redpoll sp.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 3 Two-barred Crossbill 16:30 E/of mundford at Lynford Arboretum in larches by visitor hut IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk 3 Two-barred Crossbill ad male+1w male+fem 13:00 E/of mundford at Lynford Arboretum in larches by visitor hut IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery + 6 Ring Ouzel NR30 1DW TG526082• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler this evng Warham Greens in hedge along 1st track W/of whirligig NR23 1QD TF943437• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting NNE/of Wells at East Hills TF924456• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike early evng West Runton in copse by barn, use clifftop c/pk & walk E/for 500yds to view• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 17:45 Titchwell RSPB on saltmarsh by beach PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 17:30 Winterton North Dunes 200yds N/of Totem Pole at N/end of scrub NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike West Runton in copse by barn, use clifftop c/pk & walk E/for 500yds to view• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Hemsby at Long Beach Estate early evng NR29 4JG TG506172• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 16:38 Great Yarmouth Cemetery by Sainsbury's gate NR30 1DW TG526082• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Cley by A149 in garden W/of Watcher's Cottage late a/noon + Yellow-browed Warbler at bottom of Old Woman's Lane NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Great Yarmouth Cemetery by Sainsbury's gate late a/noon + Crossbill over NR30 1DW TG526082• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 16:04 Warham Greens at N/end of 1st track W/of Whirligig NR23 1QD TF943437• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes at 14:00 + Ring Ouzel & Woodcock NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Burgh Castle + 2 Ring Ouzel• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Blakeney Point at The Hood NR25 7DJ TG007464• Norfolk Dusky Warbler West Runton in hedge N/of disused farm buildings mid a/noon• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holme-next the-Sea just N/of Holme near Sunnymead Caravan Park in sallows W/of footpath N/of Kirkgate Street mid a/noon• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 14:29 Burnham Overy Staithe E/of footpath in hedge opposite B1155 PE31 8JJ TF853449• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh off East Bank at 13:15 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Holme NOA mid a/noon TF717450• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NWT in c/pk this a/noon TF715449• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Great Yarmouth Cemetery by Sainsbury's gate mid a/noon + Yellow-browed Warbler NR30 1DW TG526082• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Winterton Dunes NNR N/of c/pk at 14:05 NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Staithe E/of boardwalk at 13:50 PE31 8JJ TF853449• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Cley by A149 in garden W/of wardens house briefky this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines NNR N/of crosstracks at 13:35 NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham NNR in sycamor at W/end of pines this a/noon NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Horsey 100yds N/of c/pk NR29 4EP TG477228• Norfolk Great White Egret W/over Burnham Overy Dunes at 13:25 PE31 8JJ TF853449• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Warham Greens on E/track S/of coastal path at 12:35 showing well NR23 1QD TF943437• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 13:00 Hemsby at Kings Loke NR29 4JG TG506172• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Trimingham in hedge 1/2 S/of church NR11 8EG TG279388• Norfolk 2 Great Grey Shrike Winterton Dunes NNR in scrub N/of Totem Pole at 10:15 NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike NNE/of Wells in sycamore at East Hills this a/noon + Long-eared Owl & Redstart NR23 1AR TF917437• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 11:55 Winterton North Dunes 100yds N/of Totem Pole NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk 2 Great Grey Shrike Holme NOA 1 trapped & ringed, 1 on grazing marsh viewable from NOA at 11:40 + Siberian Chiffchaff trapped & ringed TF717450• Norfolk Richard's Pipit 11:05 Winterton North Dunes 1/2ml S/of main toad pools NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in S/section late mrng + Firecrest NR30 1DW TG526082• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Winterton North Dunes but mobile + Great Grey Shrike & Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Winterton North Dunes 100yds N/of Totem Pole mid mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Staithe by sluice gate in path to Holkham at 10:05 PE31 8JJ TF853449• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 10:10 SE/of Cley just E/of Old Woman's Lane at Barn Drift NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Leach's Petrel E/past Sheringham at 08:03 NR26 8BQ TG159435• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler SE/of Cley just E/of Old Woman's Lane at Barn Drift at 09:40 but no further sign by 10:03 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 09:27 SE/of Cley just E/of Old Woman's Lane at Barn Drift with tit flock NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Blakeney Point in plantation NR25 7DJ TG007464• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Horsey 200yds S/of pillbox at 09:10 NR29 4EP TG477228• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Horsey till 08:57 in field N/of entrance track then flew SW/ NR29 4EP TG477228• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 07:45 Thornham at E/end of common + Ring Ouzel in orchard at E/end at 07:30 & Jack Snipe on marsh NE/of Lifeboat Inn PE36 6NZ TF737438• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Hemsby at King's Loke NR29 4JG TG506172• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198

Friday 11th October 2013
A Red-breasted Flycatcher trapped in the morning was seen in the pines near the Observatory at 3.05pm. Other birds of note included an eastern Lesser Whitethroat trapped late afternoon, on the sea 120 Brent Geese, 10 Eiders, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 53 Common Scoters, 3 Velvet Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 28 Gannets, 1 Shag, 11 Great Skuas, 30 Kittiwakes, 3 Little Gulls, 1 Med Gull, 4 Short-eared Owls, 10+ Blackcaps, 80 Blackbirds, 40 Fieldfares, 20 Song Thrushes, 350+ Redwings, 60 Robins, 40 Meadow Pipits, 12 Rock Pipits, 25 Bramblings, 3 Redpoll sp and a male Crossbill.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Lesser Whitethroat possible (eastern form) Holme NOA trapped & ringed + 4 Long-tailed Duck & 3 Velvet Scoter offshore TF717450• Norfolk Probable White-rumped Sandpiper 10:55 Cley NWT E/of East Bank on Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT E/of East Bank on Serpentine mid mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 3 Leach's Petrel Cley past beach c/pk + Arctic Tern NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Grey Phalarope Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh till 15:00 but no further sign by early evng PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB briefly in c/pk early a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 2 Leach's Petrel past Holme NWT + 8 Sooty Shearwater, 50+Arctic Skua & 82 Bonxie TF715449• Norfolk No further sign Rustic Bunting Warham Greens by 17:15 at W/end of Garden Drove 200yds N/of A149 NR23 1QD TF943437• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Holme NOA 15:05 in pines behind obs 50yds W/of Noa gate viewable from coastal path TF717450• Norfolk Rustic Bunting 15:30 Warham Greens at W/end of Garden Drove 200yds N/of A149 NR23 1QD TF943437• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal 15:00 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide + Grey Phalarope & Long-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal 13:05 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide + Grey Phalarope PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Great Yarmouth Cemetery in sycamores on N/side of South Section but elusive NR30 1DW TG526082• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Titchwell RSPB 12:45 on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide + Grey Phalarope & Long-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley off beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Leach's Petrel Burnham Overy midday on bank W/of Burnham Overy Staithe PE31 8JJ TF853449• Norfolk Leach's Petrel Stiffkey over saltmarsh late mrng NR23 1QL TF975431• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide late mrng + Curlew Sandpiper, Long-eared Owl & Snow Bunting by track PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Pomarine Skua Great Yarmouth S/past Central Beach by 09:30 + Large Shearwater sp, Sooty Shearwater & Arctic Skua NR30 1EB TG531078• Norfolk Leach's Petrel Great Yarmouth N/past North Denes + 2 Sooty Shearwater NR30 1EB TG531078• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide + 2 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Holme NOA trapped & ringed will be released by the obs at 09:00 TF717450• Norfolk Leach's Petrel S/past Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172

Thursday 10th October 2013
The storm definitely arrived with very powerful north westerlies and driving showers producing an incredible seawatch for those who could find a sheltered place to watch from. Records were 7 Brent Geese, 3 Eiders, 34 Common Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Sooty Shearwater west, 14 Manx Shearwaters west, 2 Leach's Petrels west, 413 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe west, 4 Pom Skuas west, 21 Arctic Skuas, 124 Great Skuas, 24 Kittiwakes, 11 Little Gulls, 1 Sandwich Tern, and 2 Arctic Terns. Passerines were conspicuous by their absence but a single Rock Pipit flew over the east bank calling mid afternoon.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper till 17 15 Salthouse W/of beach c/pk on flood then flew W/ NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk Juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper 16:35 Salthouse W/of beach c/pk on flood viewable from Little Eye NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk Juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper 15:35 Salthouse on flood 100yds W/of beach c/pk + Juvenile Arctic Tern & 4 Little Gull NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk Juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper Salthouse from Beach Road till 15:00 then flew off NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk 2 Leach's Petrel past Sheringham in 8.5hrs + 9 Pomarine Skua, 55 Arctic Skua, 224 Bonxie, 2 Arctic Tern, 150 Little Gull, Velvet Scoter & Puffin NR26 8BQ TG159435• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Adult Pomarine Skua past Titchwell RSPB between 07:30 & 13:30 + 12 Arctic Skua & 2 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Juvenile Sabine's Gull W/past Weybourne + 4 Pomarine Skua NR25 7SR TG111435• Norfolk 2 Leach's Petrel W/past Holme NWT + Red-necked Grebe, 11 Little Gull & 2 Arctic Tern TF715449• Norfolk Adult Pomarine Skua past Happisburgh + 10 Sooty Shearwater, 30 Little Gull & 2 Purple Sandpiper NR12 0PR TG384309• Norfolk Leach's Petrel Cromer W/past pier at 17:40 NR27 9HE TG219423• Norfolk Juvenile Sabine's Gull W/past Cley between 16:50 & 17:00 + Leach's Petrel NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk 4 Leach's Petrel past Titchwell RSPB + Pomarine Skua, 2 Sooty Shearwater & 140 Bonxie PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Leach's Petrel 10:55 past Gorleston-on-Sea + Little Gull & 2 Little Stint NR31 6PL TG532036• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide at 14:35. Management work taking place tomorrow morning PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 2 Common Crane Welney WWT from Lyle Hide PE14 9TN TL548946• Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Leach's Petrel W/past Cley beach c/pk early a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Long-tailed Skua Winterton Dunes NNR past beach c/pk + Leach's Petrel, 9 Sooty Shearwater, 17 Arctic Skua, 14 Bonxie & 18 Little Gull NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk 3 Pomarine Skua W/past Holme NOA between 09:11 & 11:40 + Leach's Petrel, Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua, 53 Bonxie & 11 Manx Shearwater TF717450• Norfolk Juvenile Sabine's Gull E/past Sheringham at 09:30 + Probable Long-tailed Skua, Leach's Petrel, 5 Sooty Shearwater, 40+Arctic Skua, 100+Bonxie, 20 Manx Shearwater, Black-throated Diver, Juvenile Arctic Tern & 2 Short-eared Owl NR26 8BQ TG159435• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in s/section with tit flock NR30 1DW TG526082• Norfolk 5 Pomarine Skua past Holme NOA between 06:50 & 09:20 + 6 Sooty Shearwater, 32 Arctic Skua & 188 Bonxie TF717450• Norfolk 2 Leach's Petrel W/past Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Leach's Petrel 10:25 Cley off beach c/pk showing well NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk 7 Shore Lark Great Yarmouth at Central Beach in off sea at 08:15 NR30 1EB TG531078• Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley W/past beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441

Wednesday 9th October 2013
The calm before the storm today; very little in the way of visual migration, with 60 Meadow Pipits, 5 Rock Pipits, 10 Bramblings, and a Wheatear the only passerines of note. On the sea a Manx Shearwater, 26 Common Scoters, 21 Gannets, 3 Arctic Skuas and 2 Sandwich Terns were seen.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum at 12:55 IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen at 09:45 NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham NNR : 1 at W/end & 1 E/of crosstracks NR23 1RJ TF890447

Tuesday 8th October 2013
Noted on the sea today, were 13 Eider, 12 Great crested Grebe and 5 Common Scoter, on the reserve things were rather quiet with a flyover Lapland Bunting heading west being the main highlight.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 4 Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 13:20. From main entrance take track to view larches near the information hut IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting W/over Holme
• Norfolk Great White Egret E/over Weybourne 09:10

Monday 7th October 2013
A male Scaup on the broadwater was the main highlight today, with single Garden Warbler, Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail and Brambling also being noteworthy.
Dark Swordgrass, Angle Shades and Burnished Brass were amongst the moths caught.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 2 Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 14:00 briefly. From main entrance take track to view larches near the information hut IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on North Scrape early evng + 5 Yellow-legged Gull, Garganey & 4 Juvenile Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler West Runton on Water Lane in garden by right-angle bend this mrng
• Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy flew S/along river viewable from A149 17:15 & poss landed PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines btw Meals House & crosstracks NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes + Woodlark NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB in c/pk but elusive + Jack Snipe on Patsy's Reedbed PE31 8BB TF759436

Sunday 6th October 2013
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 2 Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum this a/noon. From main entrance take track to view larches near the information hut IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 12:48. From main entrance take track to view larches near the information hut IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting E/over Titchwell RSPB 15:05 PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell Village at N/end of Gypsy Lane wth tit flock PE31 8BB TF758437
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines at W/end by crosstracks this a/noon NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Honey Buzzard over Sheringham with 12 Buzzards 12:45 NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB by Meadow Trail but elusive PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Honey Buzzard Winterton North Dunes circling with 6 Buzzards 10:55 NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk No Sign Red-breasted Flycatcher Warham Greens by 10:00 NR23 1QD TF943437

Saturday 5th October 2013
A busy day with plenty of common migrants, highlights included 200+ Brent Geese, 250 Wigeon, 11 Eiders, 800 Common Scoters, a single Velvet Scoter, 56 Gannets, 2 Little Egrets, 2 Common Buzzards, 1 Peregrine, 2 Water Rails, 50 Golden Plovers, a Greenshank, 1 Pom Skua, 3 Great Skuas, 4 Sandwich Terns, 80 Skylarks, 10 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Chiffchaffs, 10 Blackcaps, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Fieldfare, 10 Song Thrushes, 25 Robins, 2 Whinchats and a Stonechat along Thornham Bank, 5 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings, 150 Greenfinches, and 12 Siskins.
Butterflies were still abundant with Small Copper and Common Blue present, and in the moth trap a Gem, a Vestal and three Rush Veneers were caught.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 4 Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 12:30 IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB : 1 Meadow Trail, 1 Fen Trail + Little Stint on freshmarsh & 6 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua W/ past Holme NOA + Bonxie, Velvet Scoter & 2 Whinchat & Stonechat along Thornham Bank TF717450
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler S/ section of Great Yarmouth Cemetery mid a/noon + 3 Firecrest NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Trimingham on coastal cliffs by recycling layby NR11 8EG TG279388
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells in sycamores at East Hills + 4 Firecrest NR23 1AR TF917437
• Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Wells at East Hills NR23 1AR TF917437
• Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines : 1 W/ of west end, 1 by Meals House, 1 Washington Hide + Firecrest
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Warham Greens 12:40 in copse at N/ end of Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sheringham in hazel NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Warham Greens on E/ side of copse at N/ end of Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB 08:00 calling in reserve car-park PE31 8BB TF759436
Friday 4th October 2013
Southerly winds brought much of the recent migration to a standstill, however a Firecrest was trapped and ringed at 8.10am and seen later in the pines to the north west of the coastal path behind the Obs. A Redstart and Brambling were also of note.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 2 Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum in larches by visitor centre IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 17:45 Warham Greens at N/end of Garden Drove on E/side in sycamores NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham NNR in pines at W/end by crosstracks this a/noon NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 2 Stone Curlew Choseley Drying Barns in winter wheat field at 12:35 PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey Fen midday in hawthorns E/of track just N/of 2nd stile NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea just W/of Beach Road c/pk at 12:12 NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 11:15 Warham Greens at N/end of Garden Drove on E/side in sycamores NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in South Section by main path NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 10:15 Warham Greens at N/end of Garden Drove in copse at 08:30 NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham NNR behind Washington Hide at 09:40 NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Warham Greens at N/end of Garden Drove in copse at 08:30 + 4 Spoonbill over E/ NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB W/of c/pk + 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint & 2 Whinchat PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting E/over Titchwell RSPB at 07:35 PE31 8BB TF759436
Thursday 3rd October 2013
Another day of strong south-easterlies which produced some unusual birds, notably a Ring Ouzel in the forestry on the NWT reserve, a Yellow-browed Warbler near the NWT payhut along Broadwater Road, a Firecrest at the Obs heard briefly near the Richardson Hide in the afternoon, 2 Redstarts, 2 Pied Flycatchers and a Spotted Flycatcher in the pines, a Spotted Redshank was calling during the morning, 2 Swallows flew past on the seawatch, together with 113 Brent Geese, 9 Gannets, 3 Arctic Skuas, and 15 Sandwich Terns. Passerines included 30 Skylarks, a Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcaps, 2 Whitethroats were unusually late, 40 Song Thrushes were still present though most had cleared off by lunch time, and 200 Meadow Pipits, 10+ Rock Pipits and 30 Bramblings were also of interest.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Bonelli's Warbler sp 13:30 Old Hunstanton in Dunes along path behind golf clubhouse but elusive PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk No further sign Bonelli's Warbler sp Old Hunstanton by 13:00 PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk Bonelli's Warbler sp Old Hunstanton in Dunes 300yds W/of golf clubhouse showing well on & off at 10:10 PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Welney WWT from main observatory + 2 Common Crane reserve open 09:00 to 17:00 PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher mid a/noon Warham Greens at N/end of Garden Drove in copse at 08:30 NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 14:45 Trimingham in scrub by pottery 100yds W/of Pilgrims Shelter NR11 8EG TG279388
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua till 14:15 Breydon Water at E/end then flew towards W/end NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua Breydon Water early a/noon off S/wall showing well NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Blakeney in garden TG028441
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in South Section midway between main gate & churchyard in holm oaks early a/noon + 3 Firecrest NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Common Rosefinch 11:50 Burnham Overy Dunes 300yds W/of W/end Holkham pines in brambles PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 08:00 Hunstanton by pitch & putt course PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 11:10 Trimingham in scrub by pottery 100yds W/of Pilgrims Shelter + 2 Yellow-browed Warbler NR11 8EG TG279388
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Burnham Overy Staithe E/over seawall towards dunes PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 10:30 Holkham NNR calling behind Washington Hide (heard only) + Firecrest NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB between c/pk & visitor centre PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham NNR in pines behind Washington Hide NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua Holme past golf course + 2 Black-throated Diver TF715449
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Warham Greens at N/end of Garden Drove in copse at 08:30 NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Juvenile Pomarine Skua 07:45 Breydon Water at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
Wednesday 2nd October 2013
Another windy easterly brought plenty of interest today. The Yellow-browed Warbler was heard occasionally during the day in the pines to the north of the coastal path, and a flock of 7 probable Bean Geese flew over west. On the sea 4 Eiders, 500 Common Scoters, 3 Velvet Scoters, 1 Goldeneye, 21 Gannets, and a Pom Skua were all seen, while overhead 40 Skylarks, 1 Fieldfare, 250 Song Thrushes, 35 Redwings, 1 Grey Wagtail 170 Meadow Pipits, 6+ Rock Pipits, 30 Bramblings, 2 Siskins and 15 Reed Buntings were all counted. Also of note were 3 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 3 Redstarts in the pines and a Lapland Bunting over Gore Point.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Bonelli's Warbler sp Hunstanton 10:45 in sycamores near lifeboat station but elusive PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk No Sign Bonelli's Warbler sp Hunstanton by 09:30 in pine belt btw pitch&putt course & Le Strange Arms + Yellow-browed Warbler PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB from the trails + 2 Whinchat by grazing meadow PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher W/ end of Warham Greens early a/noon in copse N/ end of Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey Fen 16:35 in sycamore along river just N/ of 2nd stile + Immature Spoonbill NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk Juvenile Pomarine Skua at W/ end of Breydon Water late a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines + Pied Flycatcher
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler at w/ end of Holkham Pines 13:15
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Wells Woods midday flew N/ over The Dell NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea midday near Beach Rd c/pk NR30 5HD TG527119
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Burnham Deepdale late mrng in pines behind One Stop Nature Shop c/pk
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA 07:30 at NW/ end of tall pines this mrng NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Trimingham in scrub by the pottery c100m W/ of Pilgrim's Shelter SD425535
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham NNR 11:30 at the Freshmarsh calling by Washington Hide NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB calling but not showing on Meadow trail PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Juvenile Pomarine Skua Breydon Water E/ end of North Flats this mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
Tuesday 1st October 2013
A Yellow-browed Warbler, probably the same bird as yesterday, was calling near the Observatory building throughout the day but very hard to see. A Redstart was at the west end of the pines near the NWT beach access, and a stream of Song Thrushes and Redwings was visible throughout. Also of note were 5 Arctic Skuas offshore, 2 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, a possible Barred Warbler in the dunes, 40 Robins, 80 Meadow Pipits, and 40 Bramblings over early morning.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Bonelli's Warbler sp Hunstanton in pines E/of pitch+putt briefly 12:00 + Yellow-browed Warbler
• Norfolk Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 07:55 - heard only. From main entrance take track to view larches near the information hut IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Hunstanton in private garden near lifeboat station 11:00
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Welney WWT from main observatory PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Cattle Egret till 16:40 Burnham Overy at W/end of Holkham Pines then flew west + Great White Egret 16:30 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton on Low Road by Duffles Pond 10:00
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey Fen on W/side early evng + 2 Spoonbill NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA by obs TF717450
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB + Little Stint & Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Burnham Overy this mrng + Firecrest PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines this mrng + Firecrest NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Great White Egret Stiffkey on flood by A149 16:40 then flew east NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk Great White Egret 15:10 Cley NWT flew W/over West Bank & landed on marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Cattle Egret 14:55 Burnham Overy at W/end of Holkham Pines viewable distantly from A149 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 14:30 Warham Greens at N/end of Garden Drove in hedge just W/of copse + Lapland Bunting btw Morston & Warham Greens, Spoonbill & 2 Mealy Redpoll NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT E/of beach c/pk on Billy's Wash NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB on marsh W/of main path viewable twds Thornham 12:17 PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Warham Greens at N/end of Garden Drove in hedge just W/of copse 12:05 NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Cattle Egret Burnham Overy at W/end of Holkham Pines in cattle field 10:20 + Ring Ouzel at end of boardwalk by apple tree 10:15 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Wryneck S/of Holt at Holt CP 400yds SSE/of c/pk on flat area 50yds S/of pond 09:45 NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB in c/pk PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua Breydon Water at E/end then flew to W/end NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea near Beach Road c/pk this mrng NR30 5HB TG527119

Monday 30th September 2013
A good variety of migrants today, with 3 Redstarts, 20 Robins, 15 Song thrush, 20 Brambling, and a Garden Warbler around the reserve. A vocal but frustratingly difficult to see Yellow-browed warbler was also present in the trees around the observatory building. On the sea there were single Red-throated and Black throated Divers, with a Short -eared Owl watched coming in off the sea, and a Peregrine present on the beach.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Burgh Castle in garden
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton Dunes on Low Road by Duffles Pond NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 1+Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods in The Dell at 15:00 with tit flock NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Blakeney Harbour on Freshmarsh at 16:15 TG028441
• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting E/over Burnham Overy Dunes mid mrng + Snow Bunting, 4 Redstart & Whinchat PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham NNR Holkham Pines at W/end this mrng + 2 Pied Flycatcher & Ring Ouzel by crosstracks NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Cattle Egret mid a/noon Burnham Overy W/of Holkham Oines in cattle field but elusive PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 14:15 Warham Greens at Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Welney WWT from main obs at 13:10 PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 13:25 Holme NOA by The Obs + 2 Redstart this mrng TF717450
• Norfolk Cattle Egret Burnham Overy 12:45 in field viewable from A149 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk 2 White Stork Breydon Water of unknown origin at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea near Beach Road c/pk at 11:20 but mobile NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 11:00 Warham Greens at Garden Drove but elusive + Yellow-browed Warbler NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB calling in c/pk PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Cattle Egret Salthouse till 08:05 in field behind duckpond then flew W/ & lande in field between Salthouse & Cley East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Cattle Egret Salthouse in field behind duckpond at 07:39 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Cattle Egret 07:40 Cley NWT then flew E/towards Salhouse NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 07:40 Warham Greens at Garden Drove in hrdge 100yds S/of copse + Yellow-browed Warbler NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk
• Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Welney WWT from Friends Hide at 13:10 + Little Stint PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Firecrest Hemsby + Redstart NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk 5 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at E/end + 329 Med Gull NR31 9QB TG464048

Sunday 29th September 2013
A blustery and frustrating day, but some migrants were turning up during the day, with 30 Skylarks, 4 Chiffchaffs 4 Song Thrushes, 20 Redwings, 3 Redstarts, 2 Wheatears, 150 Meadow Pipits, 2 Bramblings, and 6 Siskins recorded during the day. On the sea highlights were 4 Red-throated Divers, 33 Gannets, 1 Arctic Skua, 2 Bonxies, 3 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns. A Spoonbill flew west along the Broadwater in the morning and a Yellow-browed Warbler was again present near the NWT payhut, but very elusive at times.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 09:00. From main entrance take track to view larches near the information hut IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk Little Auk Cley on sea drifting W/off c/pk 11:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Welney WWT from main obs PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell Village on Gypsy Lane 11:15 PE31 8BB TF758437
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods btw The Dell & toilet block this a/noon NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Warham Greens NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Bluethroat Blakeney Point at base of Far Point 13:30 NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler NE/of Wells at East Hills TF924456
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Overstrand in garden on Paul's Lane NR27 0PF TG246410
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea just N/of by Beach Road c/pk 09:00 NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme dunes by entrance near wooden cabin

Saturday 28th September 2013
Another bright and breezy day of easterlies. A Yellow-browed Warbler was again seen near the NWT payhut but was sometimes elusive On the sea 25 Brent Geese, 500 Common Scoters, 21 Red-throated Divers, 87 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 5 Arctic Skuas, 13 Sandwich Terns and 20 Common Terns were of note. Other birds of interest included a Peregrine, 650 Teal, a Whitethroat in the forestry, 15 Redwings over calling, 2 Bramblings in the pines, and 4 Redpolls over calling.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk Reported Red-footed Falcon Winterton North Dunes today was apparently a Merlin NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sculthorpe Moor just N/ of Whitley Hide 18:00 NR21 9GN TF901303
• Norfolk Great White Egret E/ past Scolt Head Island NNR 08:00 + Whinchat PE31 8DS TF821459
• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes this a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea relocated by Beach Rd c/pk this a/noon NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit just NE/ of Mundesley Holiday Park 15:30 again flushed from beet field (TG31073543) NR11 8BT
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods S/end of drinking pool gulley NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit just NE/ of Mundesley Holiday Park 14:30 flushed from beet field flew twds Water Lane NR11 8BT
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holme Dunes near wooden cabin this mrng
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler at w/ end of Holkham Pines tho mobile
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Waxham 11:20 behind Shangri-La cottage but mobile TG440264
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Welney WWT + Whooper Swans have arrived now PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery SE/corner of South Section + Firecrest NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Little Stint Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
• Norfolk 6 Snow Bunting e/ past Blakeney Point midday + 2 Black-throated Diver offshore NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk 3 Little Stint Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
• Norfolk 2 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB + 4 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT 09:15 on shingle bank NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT Pat's Pool 09:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082

Friday 27th September 2013
A Yellow-browed Warbler was trapped and ringed at 9am, with another seen along Broadwater Road near the NWT payhut. On the sea 30 Common Scoters, 6 Gannets, 3+ Arctic Skuas, and 2 Sandwich Terns were noted. A Spotted Redshank, 3 Common Buzzards, a Tawny Owl, a Reed Warbler, 8 Song Thrushes, 2 Redwings 150 Meadow Pipits and 10 Reed Buntings were also of interest.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Corncrake 16:25 Burnham Overy briefly in flight N/of A149 flew from track between metal gate & last wooden gate before seawall PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton North Dunes 200yds W/of concrete blocks NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Corncrake 13:16 Burnham Overy N/of A149 flew from track between metal gate & last wooden gate before seawall PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler 12:25 Holkham NNR in pines 200yds before W/end but mobile NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Welney WWT from main Observatory at 11:40 PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham NNR in pines 200yds before W/end at 11:45 but mobile NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen + Yellow-browed Warbler reported in wood on S/side of road (heard only) NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Little Bunting Blakeney Point flew Towards Long Hills NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA 09:00 trapped & ringed at the obs TF717450
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA by wooden chalet along entrance track TF717450
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit W/over Kelling Quags at 08:08 NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk Garganey Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy in dunes this a/noon PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Juvenile Little Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool + Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441

Thursday 26th September 2013
Promising winds failed to produce the hoped-for migrants, with highlights a Yellow-browed Warbler near the Hun river along Broadwater Road, a Brambling ringed, and on the sea 94 Brent Geese, 10 Red-throated Divers, 64 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 22 Sandwich Terns and a Little Tern. Butterflies were thriving in the sunshine with 2 Brown Argus, 4 Small Copper, and a Common Blue the most notable.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk No further sign Corncrake Sheringham just W/of golf course by 18:55 but Yellow-browed Warbler present NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Corncrake Sheringham just W/of golf course flushed at 18:20 NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk Corncrake 18:10 Burnham Overy N/of A149 flushed from track 50yds before last gate before seawall & flew over ditch PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Welney WWT on Main Lagoon this a/noon + Curlew Sandpiper PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton North Dunes 200yds W/of concrete blocks NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham NNR by Washington Hide mid a/noon NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 14:15 Titchwell Village at S/end of Gypsy Lane PE31 8BB TF758437
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods at c/pk end with tit flock NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth in SE/corner of southern section of the cemetery NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Welney WWT on Main Lagoon late mrng then flew N/ + Curlew Sandpiper PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Little Bunting 12:45 Blakeney Point briefly at Yankee Ridge then flew towards Point NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Grey Phalarope Titchwell RSPB on beach till 10:55 then flew W/ PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Bradwell in Mill Lane Centre c/pk at 12:13 NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk 5 Common Crane 4ad+juv Holme NOA flew out to sea at 11:21 TF717450
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham NNR near Meals House NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham NNR 500yds E/of Gap NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 5 Common Crane over Blakeney Harbour 10:35 to 10:40 then flew W/ TG028441
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 10:45 Holme NOA behind wooden chalet on right of entrance track with tit flock TF717450
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA by wooden house along entrance track TF717450
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods near boating lake at 14:30 NR23 1DR TF909453
Wednesday 25th September 2013
Good overhead migration this morning, highlights were a male Brambling and a Garden Warbler in the nets. 500 Pink-feet were again around the marshes, and 43 Brent Geese were noted offshore, while 158 Wigeon, 30 Teal, a single Gannet, a Hobby mobbed by Meadow Pipits above the reserve, 35 Lapwings west, 12 Snipe over west, 45 Sandwich Terns, 130 Swallows, 20+ Blackcaps, 2 Reed Warblers, 8 Mistle Thrushes, 10 Robins, a House Sparrow, 60 Meadow Pipits, 70 Chaffinches, 2 Siskins and a Bullfinch were also counted.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler SW/corner of Great Yarmouth Cemetery of south section NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Happisburgh
• Norfolk 13 Spoonbill Brancaster PE31 8AW TF772438
• Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike n/ of c/pk at Horsey Gap along southern perimeter of Waxham Sands Holiday Camp NR29 4EJ TG463241
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines 10:00 c)1km W/of Beach c/pk NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 6 Red-throated Diver off Great Yarmouth NR30 1EB TG531078

Tuesday 24th September 2013
A Grasshopper Warbler was trapped and ringed. 550 Pink-footed Geese were around the marshes, and 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Sandwich Terns, 20 Swallows, 6 Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, 4 Reed Warblers, and 3 Redwings were also of interest.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 4 Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 14:00. From main entrance take track to view larches near the information hut IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 3 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 3 Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT from Daukes Hide this evng + Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB + 7 Curlew Sandpiper & 15 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

Monday 23rd September 2013
Once again Meadow Pipits featured strongly with a further 28 ringed, another Cetti's warbler was also caught and ringed. A calling Redpoll over the observatory was note worthy early morning, and several hundred Pink feet were noted on the grazing marsh amongst the Greylag flock.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 5 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 6 possible Glossy Ibis Rockland St.Mary flew E/over River Yare 19:15
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua Cley NWT off East Bank this a/noon + 2 Red-necked Grebe NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler late a/noon 1ml E/of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA on W/side of pool viewable from A149 NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike late a/noon 1ml E/of Cley just S/of Walsey Hills NOA behind Snipes Marsh NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh 14:30-15:00 then flew off west PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk 14:35 NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 5 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike 1ml E/of Cley just S/of Walsey Hills NOA behind Snipes Marsh this mrng showing well NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Red Kite Holkham over A149 13:30
• Norfolk 2 Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water at E/end + 3 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048

Sunday 22nd September 2013
Once again signs of visible migration early morning, allowing 34 Meadow Pipits to be ringed. Other birds of note included another Cetti's Warbler, 10 snipe West and 6 Arctic Skua and a Red-throated Diver on the sea.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 3 Two-barred Crossbill (1 male) Lynford Arboretum 11:10. From main entrance take track to view larches near the information hut IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 07:40 then flew over road. From main entrance take track to view larches near the information hut IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper 18:00 Titchwell RSPB + 5 Spoonbill, Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Yellow-legged Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB on Meadow Trail 18:00 PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike 15:30 1ml E/of Cley just S/of Walsey Hills NOA behind Snipes Marsh NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT at N/end of East Bank 18:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper 15:00 Titchwell RSPB then flew west PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB 14:50 + Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper & Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Common Rosefinch Great Yarmouth Cemetery briefly NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua S/past Walcott 15:00 NR12 0LZ TG359329
• Norfolk 2 Roseate Tern till 13:20 Titchwell RSPB then flew east PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Roseate Tern (ad+juv) Titchwell RSPB on beach 13:10 over high tide PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB till 12:25 then flew west & landed distantly on Thornham Marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike 1ml E/of Cley just S/of Walsey Hills NOA behind Snipes Marsh 12:00 NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk 08:40 NR30 5HB TG527119


Saturday 21st September 2013
A good start to the day with some visible migration, which was overtaken by strong winds later in the day. Over 1000 Pink-footed Geese were counted, while on the sea 4 Eiders, 1000+ Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 150 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Arctic Skuas, and 7 Sandwich Terns. Ringing was productive with a male Stonechat and a Cetti's Warbler of particular interest. Other birds included 2 Blackcaps, a Chiffchaff, and 2 Siskins.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 4 Two-barred Crossbill (male, fem, 2 juv) Lynford Arboretum in larches by visitor hut 14:40 IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 3 Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum (ad f , imm male, juv) in larches by visitor hut 14:15 IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 3 Two-barred Crossbill (ad f + 2 juv) Lynford Arboretum in larches by visitor hut 08:15 IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on fresh marsh today + 2 Little Stint, 2 Red-necked Grebe offshore & Purple Sandpiper on beach PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT Pat's Pool this evng + 3 Little Stint flew to Simmond's Scrape 17:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Stiffkey mid a/noon + Spotted Redshank NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk Adult Female Red-backed Shrike showing well just S/ of Walsey Hills NOA early evng. Pls keep out of fields. NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Adult Female Red-backed Shrike in hedge just S/ of Walsey Hills NOA 16:05. Pls keep out of fields. NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Adult Female Red-backed Shrike just S/ of Walsey Hills NOA early a/noon. Pls keep out of fields. NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Thornham Harbour 13:35 PE36 6NZ TF737438
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea showing well midday at Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Adult Female Red-backed Shrike just S/ of Walsey Hills NOA but elusive this mrng. Pls keep to public rights of way. + Swift overhead 09:55 NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike just S/ of Walsey Hills NOA but elusive this mrng + Swift overhead 09:55 NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on fresh marsh + 8 Spoonbill, 605 Bar-tailed Godwit & Red-necked Grebe offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea at Beach Road c/pk 08:30 NR30 5HB TG527119


Friday 20th September 2013
Signs of visible migration today with groups of Swallows, House Martins, Skylarks and Meadow Pipits all noted passing over the observatory during the morning. Other birds of note included 10 Buzzards over the grazing marsh together, a sub adult Mediterranean Gull and a Long tailed Duck on the sea. A Cetti's Warbler was heard singing at Redwell Marsh alongside the River Hun.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 4 Two-barred Crossbill (2 male) Lynford Arboretum 16:15. From main entrance take track to view larches near the information hut IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk No Sign Wilson's Phalarope Cley NWT but 8 Spoonbills & 3 Little Stints NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike 16:30 1ml E/of Cley just S/of Walsey Hills NOA behind Snipes Marsh NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper 15:50 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh showing well PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike 1ml E/of Cley just S/of Walsey Hills NOA behind Snipes Marsh this a/noon NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT at N/end of East Bank 12:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk 11:00 NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk 10 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 2 Little Stint & Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh 07:40 then flew off west PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Long-tailed Duck off Holme
• Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Burgh Castle this evng
• Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water on S/shore + Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe W/past Cley 09:15 NR25 7SA TG049441

Thursday 19th September 2013
A blustery day with heavy rain in the early afternoon, 8 Brent Geese, 69 Wigeon, 27 Teal, 10 Eiders, 800+ Common Scoters, 104 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 4 Sandwich Terns and a Guillemot were all seen on the sea. A single Greenshank, Black-tailed Godwit and 30 Swallows were also of interest.

Wednesday 18th September 2013
Some birds were moving on the sea today with 19 Shelduck east, 8 Eiders, 200 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers east, 1 Fulmar, 18 Gannets, and 2 Sandwich Terns west. Other birds of interest included a Cetti's Warbler along the river Hun, and a Spotted Flycatcher at the corner of Redwell Marsh.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Adult Female Red-backed Shrike at s/end of Walsey Hills NOA 18:11 NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB late a/noon on fresh marsh + 2 Spoonbill, 2 Little Stint & 2 Long-tailed Duck on sea PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT on shingle btw Sea Pool/Arnold's Marsh late a/noon + 5 Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper & 3 Juvenile Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike just s/ of Walsey Hills NOA 15:15 viewed w/ from corner of field NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea at Beach Rd c/pk mid a/noon NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Thornham in the harbour this mrng PE36 6NZ TF737438
• Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB 12:55 showing well from main path near Parrinder Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB 11:00 showing well close to main path PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike just s/ of Walsey Hills NOA 08:44 NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope Cley NWT showing well this evng from Bishop Hide. NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope 15:10 Cley NWT showing well from Bishop Hide. Permits from vis centre NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 13:10 in larches near the information hut IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope 12:45 Cley NWT from Bishop Hide. Permits from vis centre 10:00 - 16:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB yday re-id'd from photos as a juv Dunlin PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum mid mrng in larches by river before bridge IP26 5HW TL822942
• Norfolk 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope 08:10 Cley NWT . Permits from vis centre 10:00 - 16:00 NR25 7SA TG049441

Tuesday 17th September 2013
Highlights today were 3 Spoonbills in Thornham Harbour, 25 Pink-feet in off the sea, and 60 Golden Plovers over the fields to the south.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope 18:00 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop Hide. Permits from vis'ctr NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope 14:50 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop Hide. Permits from vis'ctr NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Probable Juvenile White-rumped Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB 14:00 then flew south + 2 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope 12:15 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool. Permits from vis'ctr NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Male Two-barred Crossbill (ad+imm) 11:10 Lynford Arboretum near c/pk by visitor hut IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Immature Male Two-barred Crossbill 10:55 Lynford Arboretum near c/pk by visitor hut IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope 11:00 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool. Permits from vis'ctr NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope till 09:20 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop Hide then flew off & no sign 10:00. Permits from vis'ctr NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Two-barred Crossbill (imm male & imm fem) Lynford Arboretum near c/pk by visitor hut + 30+Crossbill IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop Hide. Permits from vis'ctr NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Thornham harbour PE36 6NZ TF737438
• Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 18:10 + Garganey NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB + 11 Spoonbill, Yellow-legged Gull & Common Tern PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike late a/noon 1ml E/of Cley just S/of Walsey Hills NOA NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling this a/noon Caister-on-Sea on Clay Lane
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 1ml E/of Cley just S/of Walsey Hills NOA NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk 11:30 NR30 5HB
• Norfolk 2 Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB + Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper & Garganey PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Rough-legged Buzzard Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 07:15 then flew off west NR25 7SA TG049441

Monday 16th September 2013
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk No further sign 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope Cley NWT on Pat's Pool ay 19:18 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope Cley NWT 18:40 on Pat's Pool + Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull & 3 Juvenile Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope 17:00 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope 15:20 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop Hide showing well NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill 14:25 Lynford Arboretum near c/pk by visitor hut but mobile IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 3 Male Two-barred Crossbill 13:10 Lynford Arboretum near c/pk by visitor hut IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 1st Winter Wilson's Phalarope 13:15 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Wilson's Phalarope Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop Hide at 13:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum near c/pk by visitor hut 13:45 IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Wilson's Phalarope Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop Hide at 12:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 35 Common Crane Waxham at Brogrove Farm at 18:30 + 20 Pink-footed Goose TG440264
• Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on Freshmarsh this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua Cley E/past beach c/pk at 15:20 + 5 Arctic Skua & Black Tern NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 11:00 but mobile & elusive + 2 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on Pat's Pool till 07:40 then flew off NR25 7SA TG049441

Sunday 15th September 2013
As forecast a somewhat breezy day at the observatory with little of note bird wise. The moth trap whilst low in numbers, produced a Feathered Ranunculus and Large Wainscot and at Walsey Hills the Red-backed Shrike was still present.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Female Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum near c/pk by visitor hut 13:45 IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling 15:30 Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HB
• Norfolk 36 Common Crane Waxham behind Brograve Farm NR12 0DZ TG440261
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling 13:30 Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HB
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling 12:45 Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk NR30 5HB
• Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB flew in off sea 10:00 + Purple Sandpiper on peat beds PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 10:50 E/of Cley S/of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA at S/end in hedge on W/side of field 50yds S/of signpost NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB + Little Stint & Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling 10:00 Caister-on-Sea by Beach Road c/pk on roof NR30 5HB
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea N/of Beach Road c/pk on roof 09:20 NR30 5HB
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike E/of Cley S/of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in hedge on W/side of field NR25 7SA TG062439

Saturday 14th September 2013
An all day seawatch produced some nice birds, with highlights including a drake Velvet Scoter east, a Red-breasted Merganser, 10 Red-throated Divers, 3 Fulmars, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 114 Gannets, 2 Pom Skuas, 22 Arctic Skuas, 8 Bonxies, 3 Kittiwakes, 93 Sandwich Terns, a Common Tern and 2 Black Terns.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Adult Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum with Crossbills mid a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Juvenile Sabine's Gull E/past Weybourne at 14:30 NR25 7SR TG111435
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Caister-on-Sea in gardens by Beach Road c/pk at 18:00 NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 19:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Pomarine Skua past Holme NOA between 07:15 & 15:15 + 22 Arctic Skua, 8 Bonxie, 2 Black Tern, Velvet Scoter & 10 Red-throated Diver TF717450
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike E/of Cley S/of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA at 18:45 in brambles E/of pines but elusive NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike E/of Cley S/of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in brambles E/of pines NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk 2 Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB in NE/corner of freshmarsh this a/noon + 2 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Adult Sabine's Gull E/past Cromer at 12:30 + Velvet Scoter & Little Gull NR27 9HE TG219423
• Norfolk Adult Sabine's Gull E/past Sheringham at 12:23 + 23 Arctic Skua, 25 Bonxie & 8 Manx Shearwater NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 4 Little Stint & 2 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Probable Long-tailed Skua Cley E/past beach c/pk at 08:40 + 21 Arctic Skua, 16 Bonxie & Black Tern past between 06:25 & 10:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Osprey Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Snow Bunting Salthouse by beach c/pk NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Juvenile Black Tern Rockland Broad this evng NR14 7HP TG328047
• Norfolk 3 Little Stint Cley NWT on North Scrape + 4 Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

Friday 13th September 2013
Seawatching produced 6 Eiders, 38 Gannets and a single Arctic Skua, while at Thorham Harbour at least 6 Spoonbills were present.

Thursday 12th September 2013
12 Pink-footed Geese flew over the marsh and headed east, and 5+ Buzzards were circling. On the sea 1 Shelduck, 7 Wigeon, 115 Teal, 9 Eiders, 1310, 3 Fulmars, 100 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas, and 14 Sandwich Terns. Also of interest were 2 Black-tailed Godwits, a single Snipe, a Whimbrel, 100+ Curlews, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, and 6 Reed Warblers.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk White Stork E/of Norwich at Thorpe St.Andrew flew E/along A47 at 08:35
• Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Blakeney Harbour this mrng TG028441
• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 19:20 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting 1/2ml W/of Morston Quay over at 11:30 NR25 7DJ TG011444
• Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 2 Little Stint, 5 Curlew Sandpiper, 18 Spotted Redshank & 3 Little Ringed Plover PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 9+Spoonbill Morston Quay on marsh at 09:30 NR25 7DJ TG011444
• Norfolk 2 Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Cantley Beet Factory this evng NR13 3JA TG389037
• Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water at W/end NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 7+Juvenile Little Stint Cley NWT on North Scrape + 5+Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper NNW/of King's Lynn at Lynn Point this a/noon
• Norfolk 2 Osprey over Lyng towards Kingfisher Lake's this mrng
• Norfolk 5 Little Stint Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

Wednesday 11th September 2013
A superb seawatch today included 2 Brent Geese, 4 Shelduck, 231 Wigeon, 179 Teal, 3 Pintails, 18 Eiders, 247 Common Scoters, 1 Red-throated Diver, 7 Fulmars, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 8 Manx Shearwaters, 83 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, a Red-necked Grebe east, 1 Pom Skua, 39 Arctic Skuas, 64 Bonxies, 33 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns, and 1 Arctic Tern. At Thornham Harbour 11 Spoonbills were of interest, and a flock of 30 Linnets was at Thornham Point. A single Whimbrel flew through calling.

Tuesday 10th September 2013
Highlights today were on the sea, with 3 Red-throated Divers, 15 Fulmars, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 17 Manx Shearwaters, 240 Gannets, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Pom Skuas, 42 Arctic Skuas, 30 Great Skuas, 1 Black Tern, 95 Sandwich Terns and a Guillemot.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua past Happisburgh NR12 0PR TG384309
• Norfolk Long-tailed Skua S/past Walcott early a/noon + Sooty Shearwater NR12 0LZ TG359329
• Norfolk 4 Long-tailed Skua (ad+3 juv) past Cley by 17:00 + 125 Arctic Skua & 2 Black Tern NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Skua past Cley 06:30-14:00 + 12 Sooty Shearwater, 99 Arctic Skua, 16 Bonxie & 4 Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Juvenile Long-tailed Skua past Sheringham 16:15 + 120+Arctic Skua, 35+Bonxie, 12 Sooty Shearwater, 25+Manx Shearwater, Black Tern & Puffin NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua past Hemsby mid a/noon + Black Tern NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk 4 Long-tailed Skua (2 ad) past Sheringham by 11:20 + 2 Pomarine Skua, Balearic Shearwater & 50+Arctic Skua NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua Cley NWT flew W/over Eye Field & beach c/pk 11:25 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 17 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Probable Juvenile Long-tailed Skua E/past Cromer 08:55 + 6 Sooty Shearwater, 30 Arctic Skua & 6 Bonxie NR27 9HE TG219423
• Norfolk 2 Pomarine Skua past Holme in 2.5hrs + 2 Sooty Shearwater, Black Tern, 16 Bonxie & 12 Manx Shearwater
• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Little Stint & 5 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436

Sunday 8th September 2013
The sea was well worth a look with 19 Eiders, 40 Common Scoters, a Great Crested Grebe, 1 Fulmar, 18 Gannets, 9 Arctic Skuas, 10 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns past during the afternoon. Also of interest were a Greenshank, 200 Swallows, 50 House Martins, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcaps, 4 Whitethroats, 6 Reed Warblers and a single Yellow Wagtail over calling.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Juvenile Baird's Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB on The Wash at 09:50 then flew off TF650328
• Norfolk 3 Common Crane Welney WWT + 2 Curlew Sandpiper PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 19:15 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Juvenile Little Stint & 5+Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk No Sign Juvenile Woodchat Shrike between Horsey Gap & Waxham Sands by 10:00 NR29 4EJ TG463241
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua s/past Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198

Saturday 7th September 2013
A Hobby was hunting over the grazing marshes during the day. 10 Spoonbills were in Thornham Harbour.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk No Sign Western Bonelli's Warbler Blakeney Point by 08:15 NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk 9 Spoonbill past Thornham Point this evng PE36 6NZ TF737438
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on s/ side of fresh marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Burnham Overy 16:18 in bramble c)600m from A149 on right before 2nd gate PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua s/ past Winterton Dunes NNR mid a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua s/past Hemsby mid a/noon + Arctic Skua , 3 Bonxie NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk Juvenile Woodchat Shrike Horsey 14:40 showing well in 'bluethroat clump' of sallows c)200yds n/ of Horsey Car Park NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Juvenile Woodchat Shrike Horsey 13:25 back in field 200yds n/ of Horsey Car Park NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Juvenile Woodchat Shrike Horsey 13:10 flew s/ twds Horsey Car Park but not yet relocated NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Juvenile Woodchat Shrike Horsey midday on fence by main path 200m s/ of Waxham Sands Holiday Park NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike n/ of Burnham Overy 11:56 distant but view se/ from bend in track to Dunes PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike n/ of Burnham Overy 10:50 view e/ from track leading north from A149 to Dunes PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Juvenile Woodchat Shrike Horsey 10:10 on fence by main path s/ of Waxham Sands Holiday Park NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike near Burnham Overy view e/ from track leading north from A149 to Dunes PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB early mrng + Little Stint & 2 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436

Friday 6th September 2013
Some interesting seabirds included 175 Wigeon west, 176 Teal west, 97 Common Scoters, 7 Red-throated Divers (all east), 4 Fulmars, 5 Manx Shearwaters west, 150+ Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Pom Skua, 33 Arctic Skuas, 10 Great Skuas, 175 Sandwich Terns, 15 Common Terns and a juvenile Arctic Tern west. A Pied Flycatcher was again in gardens along Broadwater Road.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Western Bonelli's Warbler Blakeney Point in brambles just w/of seawatch hut NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Possible Male Italian Sparrow (or hybrid) 1/2ml E/of Northrepps at Hungry Hill . From village, walk 1/2 ml E/up Hungry Hill to view cottage roof NR27 0LN TG254394
• Norfolk 12 Spoonbill this evng Titchwell RSPB + Arctic Skua PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Adult Pomarine Skua s/past Horsey this mrng + 11 Whinchat in area NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk 2 Pomarine Skua past Titchwell RSPB + Black Tern, 20 Arctic Skua, 5 Spoonbill on freshmarsh, Little Stint & 5 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua past Holme NOA 08:45-10:20 + 6 Bonxie, 14 Arctic Skua & 5 Manx Shearwater TF717450
• Norfolk 6 Pomarine Skua Cley NWT e/past beach c/pk + Bonxie NR25 7SA TG049441
Thursday 5th September 2013
Highlights today were both Grey and Yellow Wagtails over calling, a Pied Flycatcher in gardens along Broadwater Road, and at least 6 Greenshank over the grazing marshes.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Possible Male Italian Sparrow (or hybrid) 1/2ml E/of Northrepps at Hungry Hill . From village, walk 1/2 ml E/up Hungry Hill to view cottage roof NR27 0LN TG254394
• Norfolk 3 Common Crane Welney WWT this a/noon PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB at w/end of Passie's Reedbed at 14:45 PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape + 2 Little Stint, 4 Curlew Sandpiper & Bonxie off beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Winterton Dunes NNR in Oaks NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 6 Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 10:25 + Little Stint NR13 4HS TG341066
• Norfolk 2 Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water at e/end + 7 Little Gull & 3 Whinchat NR31 9QB TG464048

Wednesday 4th September 2013
A hot and rather quiet day at the Observatory, highlights were a Med Gull on the beach and a Hobby over the Broadwater in the evening.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 2 (ad+1s) Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 18 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB fresh marsh this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool early evng + Juvenile Garganey on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper from Bishop's Hide Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 12:45 + 21 Buzzard WNW/ 11:15 - 12:15 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper from Bishop's Hide Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 13 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this mrng + 15 Curlew Sandpiper, 8 Spotted Redshank & 62 Ruff PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB this evng + 8 Curlew Sandpiper, 19 Spoonbill & Hobby PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Drake Velvet Scoter offshore Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 10:05 NR13 4HS TG341066
• Norfolk 8 Curlew Sandpiper e/ end of Breydon Water + 4 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048

Tuesday 3rd September 2013
Highlights today included the first significant Meadow Pipit passage of the autumn, with 35 birds ringed and at least 70 birds present along the East bank. Arctic Skuas were also noted over the sea, with nine counted together at one stage, plus at least one Bonxie. Two Green Sandpipers were along the Broad water and a Clouded Yellow was also of note on the reserve.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Possible Male Italian Sparrow (or hybrid) 1/2ml E/of Northrepps at Hungry Hill 11:40. From village, walk 1/2 ml E/up Hungry Hill to view cottage roof NR27 0LN TG254394
• Norfolk Possible White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape but distant NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 19:35 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling late a/noon Horsey 1/2ml SE/of Nelson Head track NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Red-crested Pochard PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling 10:45 Horsey 1/2ml SE/of Nelson Head track NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill W/over Titchwell RSPB + Jack Snipe from Parrinder Hide early mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Adult Long-tailed Skua W/past Titchwell RSPB close inshore 07:40 + Purple Sandpiper on beach, Little Stint on freshamrsh & 6 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Horsey SE/of Nelson Head track this mrng NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk 6 Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 19:20 + Spotted Redshank & 1st Winter Med Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Drake Velvet Scoter off Winterton NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 2 Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 14:25 NR13 4HS TG341066
• Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on North Scrape + 10 Curlew Sandpiper on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441

Monday 2nd September 2013
A rather quiet day, with 4 Eider on the sea and a Whimbrel noted over the reserve. There are still plenty of Butterflies around with Large and Small whites, and Small Tortoiseshells particularly numerous. Moths recorded included Frosted Orange, Burnished Brass and Rosy Rustic.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum near c/pk by visitor hut 12:45 IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 3rd Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 20:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (ad+juv) Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 19:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling late mrng Horsey by 2nd wooden steps NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Horsey 100yds S/of southern wooden steps in brambles 07:00 NR29 4EP TG477228

Sunday 1st September 2013
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Possible Male Italian Sparrow (or hybrid) 1/2ml E/of Northrepps at Hungry Hill . From village, walk 1/2 ml E/up Hungry Hill to view cottage roof NR27 0LN TG254394
• Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill 14:20 Lynford Arboretum near c/pk by visitor hut this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum near c/pk by visitor hut this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua S/past Gorleston-on-Sea 18:25 + Sooty Shearwater & 6 Adult Little Gull NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling till 16:20 Horsey in 2nd bramble by path right of main track but no further sign by 18:30 NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Long-tailed Skua N/past Hemsby 17:25 + Pomarine Skua & 2 Sooty Shearwater NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling 15:00 Horsey in dunes 1/2 SE/of end of Nelson Head Track late mrng + 2 Sooty Shearwater flew north 15:55 NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 2 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk No Sign Wryneck Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
• Norfolk Wryneck 12:15 Sheringham at Beeston Bump NR26 8DB TG167432
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Horsey 1/2 S/of end of Nelson Head Track late mrng NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT flew W/past Daukes Hide late mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Sheringham at Beeston Bump early mrng but very elusive + Wryneck NR26 8DB TG167432
• Norfolk Wryneck Holme NWT just W/of forestry but elusive TF715449

Friday 30th August 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Italian Sparrow (OR HYBRID) Northrepps at Hungry Hill . Park at Northrepps, do not park at Hungry Hill NR27 0AA TG246393
• Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum in larches near c/pk IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Wryneck Holme NWT + 4 Redstart, Tree Pipit & 6 Arctic Skua past TF715449
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Great Yarmouth 14:30 in South Dunes on bush n/ of outer harbour fenceline NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Wryneck Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 13:45 along river bank w/ of pumphouse NR13 4HS TG341066
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Great Yarmouth in south dunes NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk No Sign Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Horsey so far today but 5 Whinchat NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Wryneck Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 150m w/ of pumphouse this mrng NR13 4HS TG341066 
 

Thursday 29th August 2013

A quieter day, some passage migrants remained with a Wryneck seen along the NWT white post trail, 6 Wheatears in the dunes, and up to 4 Redstarts. A Garden Warbler was still present on the NOA reserve, and a single Tree Pipit flew over calling. Other birds of note were 24 Common Scoters, 7 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Arctic Skuas and 40 Sandwich Terns on the sea, Common and Green Sandpiper around the Broadwater, and 6 Sand Martins, 280+ Swallows, 200+ House Martins, and 6 Willow Warblers were also of interest. A Bedstraw Hawk Moth was feeding at the flowers of the buddleia throughout the day. Humming-bird Hawk Moth was also noted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Possible Male Italian Sparrow (or hybrid) 13:00 1/2ml E/of Northrepps at Hungry Hill . From village, walk 1/2 ml E/up Hungry Hill to view cottage roof NR27 0LN TG254394 
• Norfolk Corncrake Waxham se/of Shangri-La cottage at 13:00 NR12 0DZ TG440261
• Norfolk Juvenile Caspian Gull 20:15 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool + 8 Yellow-legged Gull, Little Stint & 10 Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Wryneck this evng Strumpshaw Fen RSPB on path by river 150yds w/of pumphouse showing well NR13 4HS TG341066
• Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 5 Little Stint & Whinchat PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling 16:50 Horsey 1/2ml se/of Nelson Head Track in brambles in dunes NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Wryneck 14:35 Salthouse just E/of beach c/pk at Gramborough Hill on w/side NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Honey Buzzard sw/over Swaffham at 14:30 + 7 Crossbill PE37 7AP TF820090
• Norfolk Wryneck Holme NWT at 14:30. Directions from visitor centre TF715449
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Great Yarmouth in South Dunes NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Reported 2 Juvenile Long-tailed Skua e/past Sheringham 06:30-08:00 + Pomarine Skua, Reported Balearic Shearwater w/ & 5 Black Tern NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk Osprey nw/of Filby at Lily Broad then flew e/ NR29 5GY TG454145
• Norfolk 4 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water from South Wall this mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 2 Little Stint Cley NWT on North Scrape from Swarovski Hide this a/noon + 2 Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Adult Yellow-legged Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 14 Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Waxham + Redstart NR12 0DZ TG440261
• Norfolk 59+Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 4 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Hemsby at King's Loke NR29 4JG TG506172

Wednesday 28th August 2013 

Birds around the reserve today included single Pied Flycatcher, Redstart and Crossbill, birds over flying the reserve included 8 Yellow Wagtails and single Greenshank and Tree Sparrow. 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Possible Male Italian Sparrow (or hybrid) 1/2ml E/of Northrepps at Hungry Hill. From village walk 1/2 ml E/up Hungry Hill to view cottage roof NR27 0LN TG254394
• Norfolk 1st Winter Citrine Wagtail 18:10 Weybourne Camp then flew off. From Weybourne beach c/pk, walk w/for 400yds to view gravel track beyond fence. Do not cross fence NR25 7SR TG111435
• Norfolk 1st Winter Citrine Wagtail Kelling Water Meadows at 10:30 but no further sign by 12:00 NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk Citrine Wagtail 14:15 Burnham Overy over seawall PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum opposite visitor hut at 09:00. From c/pk, cross road and follow path for c.70yds to view IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Probable Citrine Wagtail w/past Kelling Beach at 08:30 NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk Wryneck 18:50 Strumpshaw Fen RSPB by river bank 100yds w/of pumphouse on path to jetty showing well NR13 4HS TG341066
• Norfolk Wryneck 17:55 Horsey 1/3ml s/of Nelson Head Track by path at 17:55 then flew w/twds copse in field NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Wryneck Winterton North Dunes + Pied Flycatcher & 9 Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling this evng Horsey 1/2ml s/of Nelson Head Track in willow 300yds s/of wooden steps in dunes NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Wryneck 16:00 Salthouse just E/of beach c/pk at Gramborough Hill on w/side + 8 Whinchat between the hill & Weybourne NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Icterine Warbler 16:40 Burnham Overy at Gun Hill on e/side showing well PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull w/of Salthouse on pool just n/of A149 mid a/noon NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Great Yarmouth at South Beach this a/noon NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike 11:20 s/of Cley at Glandford behind Cley Spy NR25 7JR TG044419
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report 3 Rough-legged Buzzard over Holt with Buzzards at 11:00 then drifted sw/ NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua s/past Winterton at 10:00 + 6 Arctic Skua & 3 Little Gull NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Icterine Warbler Burnham Overy at e/end of dunes 100yds w/of pines in sallows s/of fence + Pied Flycatcher, 3+Whinchat, 12+Redstart & Crossbill PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Wryneck Stiffkey in c/pk n/of campsite at 10:10 then flew w/into bushes NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk 7 Juvenile Long-tailed Skua Sheringham lingering offshore & drifting w/ 06:20-08:35 NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk Wryneck Horsey Gap in c/pk at 09:30 then flew towards bushes on the w/side NR29 4EJ TG463241
• Norfolk Wryneck Winterton South Dunes at 08:35 + 3 Pied Flycatcher & Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198

• Norfolk 3 Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Holme NWT + Redstart & Crossbill TF715449
• Norfolk Little Stint Breydon Water + Pied Flycatcher & Whinchat NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Wells Woods this a/noon + Redstart NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Adult Med Gull w/of Salthouse on pool n/of A149 NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water from bridge this mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 42 Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 4 Little Stint & Turtle Dove in c/pk PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Sidestrand NR27 0LT TG265395
• Norfolk 3 Pied Flycatcher Winterton Dunes NNR in south valley + 13 Whinchat North Dunes & 3 Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Tuesday 27th August 2013 

A quieter day today, with highlights including a Red-backed Shrike on the golf course, and 4 Whinchats in the dunes. On the reserve there were at least 4 Redstarts, 3 Garden Warblers and 3 Pied Flycatchers, with a Kingfisher and Crossbill also recorded. Waders along the broadwater included a Little Stint, 2 Green and 1 Common Sandpiper.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk No Sign Booted Warbler Burnham Overy dunes but Icterine Warbler 11:55 btw Gun Hill & seawall PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk No further sign Booted Warbler Stiffkey by mid mrng NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk No further sign Booted Warbler Stiffkey by 09:35 NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk Booted Warbler Stiffkey just W/of c/pk in hawthorns 08:40 NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk No Sign Booted Warbler Burnham Overy but Wryneck & 10+Redstarts PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Possible Male Italian Sparrow (or hybrid 1/2ml E/of Northrepps at Hungry Hill. From village walk 1/2 ml E/up Hungry Hill to view cottage roof NR27 0LN TG254394

• Norfolk Wryneck Stiffkey just W/of c/pk in hawthorns NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk Icterine Warbler 18:00 Burnham Overy 500yds E/of Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Holme on golf course
• Norfolk Wryneck 20:00 Strumpshaw Fen RSPB on path btw pumphouse & main path to reception NR13 4HS TG341066
• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 19:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Wryneck Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Wryneck NE/of Wells at East Hills TF924456
• Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 4 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Wryneck Strumpshaw Fen RSPB by riverbank showing well NR13 4HS TG341066
• Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Wells at East Hills + 20 Pied Flycatcher
• Norfolk Icterine Warbler 14:15 Burnham Overy on S/side of Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Glandford at Cley Spy
• Norfolk Wryneck Horsey 600yds SE/of Nelson Head track 13:30 NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Wryneck Great Yarmouth at south beach 13:30 + 3 Whinchat NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Wryneck Sheringham at Beeston Bump in pit E/of houses 13:10 + Juvenile Red-backed Shrike NR26 8DB TG167432
• Norfolk Wryneck Burnham Overy dunes at E/end 100yds N/of fence 150yds W/of Holkham Pines 13:24 + 2 Pied Flycatcher PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point at The Hood 12:55 showing well + Redstart NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Long-tailed Skua past Winterton South Dunes + Pomarine Skua & 4 Arctic Skua TG496198
• Norfolk Icterine Warbler Burnham Overy btw Gun Hill & seawall 11:55 + 15+Whinchat & 15+Redstart PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Greenish Warbler Horsey singing S/of Nelson Head Track in private area + Icterine Warbler, Pied Flycatcher & 3+Redstart NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Bluethroat Burnham Overy at Gun Hill this mrng briefly PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Wryneck Weybourne 10:30 flew from coast path to Weybourne Camp by weather station NR25 7SR TG111435
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Barred Warbler Salthouse just E/of beach c/pk at Gramborough Hill on W/side + Wryneck NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Sheringham at Beeston Bump in pit E/of houses 09:20 NR26 8DB TG167432
• Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua past Cley NWT by 08:30 + 5 Pomarine Skua & 20+Arctic Skua NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua lingering off Sheringham 06:45-08:25 NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk Wryneck Winterton North Dunes 300yds SW/of tallest dunes + 3 Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

 

Monday 26th August 201

Another day of significant migration, highlights included 2 Wrynecks and an Icterine Warbler on the Golf Course, 6 Spoonbills flew past the Observatory, and 15 Whimbrels, 7 Greenshanks, a Peregrine, 30+ Willow Warblers, 10 Garden Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 25+ Redstarts, 3 Whinchats, 10 Wheatears, 5+ Pied Flycatchers and a single Crossbill also of note. On the sea 10 Wigeon, 15 Teal, 15 Common Scoters, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Fulmars, 32 Gannets, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Pom Skua, 13 Arctic Skuas, 59 Sandwich Terns and 3 Common Terns were counted.

 

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Booted Warbler 16:20 Burnham Overy at E/end of dunes just before start of Holkham Pines PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Booted Warbler 14:05 Burnham Overy at E/end of dunes just before start of Holkham Pines S/of fence in sallows PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk 1 Booted Warbler (not 2) 10:40 Burnham Overy at E/end of dunes just before start of Holkham Pines PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk 2 Booted Warblers 10:40 Burnham Overy at E/end of dunes just before start of Holkham Pines PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Booted Warbler 09:45 Burnham Overy at E/end of dunes just before start of Holkham Pines PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Possible Male Italian Sparrow (or hybrid 1/2ml E/of Northrepps at Hungry Hill . From village walk 1/2 ml E/up Hungry Hill to view cottage roof NR27 0LN TG254394
• Norfolk Booted Warbler 08:55 Burnham Overy in dunes just before start of Holkham Pines showing well PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Booted Warbler Burnham Overy in dunes just before start of Holkham Pines 08:10 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk No Sign Western Bonelli's Warbler Happisburgh by 07:50 NR12 0PR TG384309

Norfolk Barred Warbler Kelling + Wryneck - no further details
• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 19:50 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua S/past Hopton-on-Sea + Pomarine Skua flew north & 7 Adult Little Gull NR31 9SE TM535997
• Norfolk Wryneck Holkham by track 200yds W/of Halfway House 18:30 + Wryneck 100yds E/of Halfway House
• Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Holme NOA + Pomarine Skua, 5+Pied Flycatcher, 25+Redstart, 10+Garden Warbler, 30+Willow Warbler & Crossbill TF717450
• Norfolk Icterine Warbler 18:00 Burnham Overy just E/of boardwalk showing well PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Wryneck Horsey 500yds S/of Nelson Head track + 10 Whinchat NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Icterine Warbler Burnham Overy dunes btw end of seawall & Gun Hill 16:35 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Wryneck 16:15 Salthouse just E/of beach c/pk at Gramborough Hill on E/side on shingle NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Wryneck 15:40 Burnham Overy at E/end of dunes 300yds W/of Holkham Pines PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Wryneck Thornham Point this a/noon but elusive + 2 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Redstart & 5 Wheatear
• Norfolk 2 Wryneck Blakeney Point + 6 Pied Flycatcher NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Glandford behind Cley Spy
• Norfolk Icterine Warbler 13:00 Holme on golf course opp 14th tee briefly but no further sign by 13:40
• Norfolk Bluethroat 13:25 Burnham Overy dunes at E/end by pines briefly PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike 13:15 Beeston Bump near houses NR26 8DB TG167432
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Icterine Warbler Holme on golf course opp 14th tee briefly
• Norfolk Wryneck Burnham Overy at E/end of dunes 300yds W/of Holkham Pines 11:35 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk 2 Wryneck Winterton North Dunes in wood N/of concrete blocks + 2 Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 1+Wryneck late mrng Holme on golf course opp tee 14
• Norfolk Wryneck 10:30 Salthouse just E/of beach c/pk at Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua S/past Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk 10 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Curlew Sandpiper & 17 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Wryneck Salthouse just E/of beach c/pk at Gramborough Hill 09:35 + Pied Flycatcher NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point at The Hood 09:20 + 2 Pied Flycatcher NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Greenish Warbler Burnham Overy by path just after lagoon 09:00 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua E/past Holme 08:55
• Norfolk Ringtail Montagu's Harrier Mundesley by gas terminal 07:15 then flew inland twds Stow Mill
• Norfolk 2 Wryneck Holme on golf course opp tee 14 08:45 + 2 Pied Flycatcher
• Norfolk No Sign Greenish Warbler Burnham Overy + No Sign Bluethroat PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Beeston Bump below houses 07

 

Sunday 25th August 2013

Highlights today were a Balearic Shearwater west at 6.55am, 75 Wigeon, 100+ Teal, 1 Eider, 8 Fulmars, 100+ Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 17 Arctic Skuas, 1 Great Skua, 130 Sandwich Terns, 90 Common Terns and 4 Black Terns on the sea. On the reserve 10 Whimbrel flew over west, 2 Greenshank were seen, 3 Yellow Wagtails overand 20 Willow Warblers, 8 Garden Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 8 Redstarts, a Whinchat and 2 Pied Flycatchers were also recorded. Around the dunes and on the NWT reserve were a Barred Warbler near the pay hut, and a Wryneck flushed from the footpath.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Possible Juvenile Baltic Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng + Adult Caspian Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Western Bonelli's Warbler this evng Happisburgh at w/end of churchyard
• Norfolk Possible Male Italian Sparrow (or hybrid) 14:30 1/2ml E/of Northrepps at Hungry Hill . From village walk 1/2 ml E/up Hungry Hill to view cottage roof + Osprey over NR27 0LN TG254394
• Norfolk Common Rosefinch Blakeney Point at Middle Point / Near Point + 2 Icterine Warbler at Middle Point /Far Point, 10 Wryneck, 50+Pied Flycatcher & 45+Redstart NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Wryneck 1ml e/of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA at e/end at 12:30 briefly NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Glandford behind Cley Spy at 13:00
• Norfolk Wryneck 18:55 Salthouse just E/of beach c/pk E/of Gramborough Hill + Pied Flycatcher & 3 Whinchat NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk 2 Wryneck Winterton South Dunes this evng + 9 Whinchat & Tree Pipit TG496198
• Norfolk Great White Egret nw/of King's Lynn at Ongar Hill at 09:00
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Burnham Overy 300yds e/of n/end this evng PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Sheringham at Beeston Bump in off sea & landed se/of the bump in scrub this evng + Wryneck at 18:00, 3+Pied Flycatcher, 6 Whinchat, 2+Redstart & Spotted Flycatcher NR26 8DB TG167432
• Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Skua past Blakeney Point mid a/noon NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Greenish Warbler 16:15 Burnham Overy in dunes at n/end of boardwalk + Bluethroat 17:00, 2 Wryneck at base of gun hill at 16:45, 10+Pied Flycatcher, 15+Redstart & 10+Whinchat PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point e/of plantation + 24 Pied Flycatcher in plantation & 20+Redstart NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Wryneck Winterton Dunes at the oaks at 16:35 NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk Wryneck Sheringham at Beeston Bump on se/side near railway line this a/noon + 2 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat & Redstart NR26 8DB TG167432
• Norfolk 2 Wryneck 15:55 Great Yarmouth Cemetery in n/section on e/side NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Icterine Warbler Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point at 15:20 + 2 Pied Flycatcher, 8 Whinchat & Redstart PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Icterine Warbler Blakeney Point at Far Point at 15:05 + 2+Wryneck NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Greenish Warbler 15:00 Burnham Overy in dunes at n/end of boardwalk + Bluethroat PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Wryneck Titchwell RSPB at Thornham Point at 14:40 PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point just e/of halfway house + 2 Tree Pipit NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Wryneck 13:35 Blakeney Point at the Hood at s/side NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Bluethroat Burnham Overy at n/end of boardwalk in dunes at 13:15 but eluisive PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point on Yankee Ridge at 11:45 NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Greenish Warbler 11:40 Stiffkey 200yds w/of e/end of campsite wood but elusive NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Skua Salthouse e/past Gramborough Hill at 11:10 + 2 Balearic Shearwater at 11:00 NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Wryneck Wells Woods sw/of the Dell at edge of field 150yds w/of main track NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk 3 Wryneck late mrng Blakeney Point between the Hood & Long Hills NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Wryneck 10:20 Blakeney Point at the Hood + 4 Pied Flycatcher, 6 Whinchat & 4 Redstart NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Barred Warbler Holme NWT near entrance in bushes by 1st gate at 09:45 TF715449
• Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 2 Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpiper & 15 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Icterine Warbler 09:40 Cley NWT by Dauke's Hide in willows NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Honey Buzzard e/over Cley NWT to Foreland Wood at 08:40 then flew s/at 08:55 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Spoonbill e/over Holme NWT + Pied Flycatcher in Saltings c/pk TF715449
• Norfolk 4 Dotterel Salthouse in off sea at 08:20 NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk 30 Curlew Sandpiper 20:00 Titchwell RSPB + Wood Sandpiper over, 2 Little Stint, 2 Spotted Redshank & 2 Yellow-legged Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 4 Balearic Shearwater w/past Sheringham at 19:00 NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk 2 Black Tern Cley NWT past beach c/pk at 19:15 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Holme NWT on Lavender Marsh + Spotted Redshank Hun Pool & 12 Pied Flycatcher in area TF715449
• Norfolk Osprey 19:00 Stiffkey sw/over w/of campsite wood NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk 3 Little Stint Snettisham RSPB this mrng + 4 Curlew Sandpiper TF650328
• Norfolk Osprey over Lynford Arboretum at 14:00 + 45 Crossbill IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Balearic Shearwater (not 6) w/past Holme NOA at 06:55 + 4 Black Tern, 17 Arctic Skua, Bonxie, 100 Gannet, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 8 Redstart, Whinchat, 8 Garden Warbler & 2 Lesser Whitethroat TF717450
• Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Burnham Overy at Gun Hill at 13:00 + 3 Whinchat, 3 Redstart & Tree Pipit PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk 5 Pied Flycatcher Warham Greens : 3 in copse at n/end of w/track & 2 in pit NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Wells Woods in the Dell this a/noon NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Osprey Buckenham Marshes RSPB over River Yare near c/pk at 15:00 NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Thornham Point early a/noon PE36 6NZ TF737438
• Norfolk 20 Curlew Sandpiper late mrng Titchwell RSPB + 5 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Sheringham in cemetery NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk 2 Balearic Shearwater Cley NWT e/past beach c/pk + Curlew Sandpiper from Dauke's Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Adult Summer Red-necked Grebe off Titchwell RSPB at 10;40 PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Stiffkey e/of campsite wood NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk 7 Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Balearic Shearwater Cley NWT e/past Beach c/pk at 09:25 + 8 Black Tern, Bonxie & 2 Arctic Skua NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Wood Warbler Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk 4 Pied Flycatcher Winterton South Dunes + Redstart TG496198
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Hemsby in garden + 2 Arctic Skua s/ NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Hemsby in dunes + Redstart NR29 4JG TG506172 

 

Saturday 24th August 2013

Some early passage migrants arrived today with 2 Wheatears on the NWT in the afternoon, and at the Observatory a Redstart, 2 Garden Warblers and 2 Pied Flycatchers. Also of interest were 28 Teal, 10 Gannets, a Spoonbill over the Broadwater, 6 Whimbrels, a Common Sandpiper and 2 Green Sandpipers, a Greenshank, and 6 Arctic Skuas. A Silver-washed Fritillary was on the buddleia briefly, and a Feathered Gothic was the moth star of the day.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Booted Warbler 16:00 Blakeney Point at Long Hills NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Booted Warbler 14:20 Blakeney Point at Long Hills NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Booted Warbler Blakeney Point at The Hood 14:10 NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Possible Male Italian Sparrow (or hybrid) 1/2ml E/of Northrepps at Hungry Hill showing well. From village walk 1/2 ml E/up Hungry Hill to view cottage roof NR27 0LN TG254394
• Norfolk Icterine Warbler 19:50 Cley NWT btw Teal Hide & Daukes Hide in willows + 2 Pied Flycatcher NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Wryneck Beeston Bump on SE/side 11:30 only NR26 8DB TG167432
• Norfolk Dotterel Cley NWT flew along beach 18:35 & poss landed behind North Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Icterine Warbler 17:55 Cley NWT from Teal Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Wryneck Blakeney Point at The Hood 17:45 NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk 8 Pomarine Skua past Salthouse late a/noon + 2 Black Tern NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Roseate Tern Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Possible Icterine Warbler Cley NWT behind Daukes Hide + 2 Pied Flycatcher NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Pomarine Skua off Gorleston-on-Sea + Arctic Skua NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk Wryneck late a/noon Blakeney Point just E/of The Hood NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Probable Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point 300yds E/of Halfway House NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Adult Long-tailed Skua E/past Cley NWT 15:10 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope W/past Weybourne 10:30 NR25 7SR TG111435
• Norfolk Icterine Warbler Blakeney Point at Halfway House mid a/noon NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Wryneck Wells Woods SW/of the Dell 13:30 + Pied Flycatcher & 3 Whinchat NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 3 Little Stint & 11 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill E/over Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua W/past Salthouse 11:35 NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point at The Hood NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT on North Scrape late mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Wryneck 10:40 Salthouse just E/of beach c/pk at Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua E/past Cromer 08:30 NR27 9HE TG219423
• Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua E/past Sheringham 08:20 + 6 Black Tern & 8 Little Gull NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk Wryneck 09:25 Salthouse just E/of beach c/pk at Gramborough Hill flew to brambles on S/side NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk 1+Wryneck Salthouse just E/of beach c/pk at Gramborough Hill early mrng NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Wryneck btw Sheringham & Weybourne on clifftop path near Deadman's Hill this mrng + Pied Flycatcher 

• Norfolk 3 Black Tern W/past Holme
• Norfolk 5 Pied Flycatcher Holme + 3 Redstart & 2 Whinchat
• Norfolk Balearic Shearwater W/past Cley NWT 17:00
• Norfolk 20 Curlew Sandpiper 18:20 Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 11 Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Balearic Shearwater W/past Cley NWT 17:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Balearic Shearwater W/past Salthouse mid a/noon NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Titchwell at N/end of Gypsy Lane + Female Redstart PE31 8BB
• Norfolk 16 Arctic Skua past Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 11 Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Simmonds Scrape this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 12 Balearic Shearwater W/past Cley NWT 12:30-14:10 + 2 Pied Flycatcher behind Daukes Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Balearic Shearwater W/past Salthouse 13:50 NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk 4 Pied Flycatcher Waxham + Whinchat & Tree Pipit NR12 0DZ TG440261
• Norfolk 7 Black Tern Horsey Gap NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Wood Warbler Hemsby at Kings Loke + Pied Flycatcher NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Balearic Shearwater W/past Salthouse 13:00 + Juvenile Little Gull 13:40 NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report 3 Balearic Shearwater W/past Cley 12:40 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Twite 12:00 W/of Gramborough Hill with Linnets NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk 6 Black Tern Caister-on-Sea at Second Avenue on beach + Whinchat NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Gramborough Hill 11:45 NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk 7 Black Tern W/past Salthouse 11:30 NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe W/past Weybourne 10:30 + Purple Sandpiper NR25 7SR TG111435
• Norfolk 2 Twite W/of Gramborough Hill with Linnets late mrng NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk 9 Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Winterton at Hermanus restaurant
• Norfolk Little Stint Snettisham RSPB + 6 Curlew Sandpiper TF650328
• Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Hemsby in dunes

Friday 23rd August 2013

Highlights today were a good seawatch, with 9 Shelduck, 24 Teal, 17 Eiders, 320 Common Scoters, 15 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 1200 Knot, 3 Arctic Skuas, 94 Sandwich Terns and 9 Common Terns. Spotted Redshank and Greenshank both flew through calling, and on the NWT pools 3 Common Sandpipers were of note. A superb collection of butterflies were around the buddleia in front of the Obs during the day, and a Humming-bird Hawk Moth was also noted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Possible Male Italian Sparrow (or hybrid) 18:00 1/2ml E/of Northrepps at Hungry Hill showing well. From village walk 1/2 ml E/up Hungry Hill to view cottage roof NR27 0LN TG254394

• Norfolk Icterine Warbler Hemsby at King's Loke along road NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope 18:25 Cantley Beet Factory on main lagoon + Wood Sandpiper NR13 3JA TG389037
• Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen this a/noon + Spotted Redshank NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk White Stork Breydon Water over e/end at 14:35 NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 13 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Juvenile Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436 

• Norfolk 14 Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape at 19:10 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 3 Juvenile Little Stint this evng Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Holme NWT in forestry at 16:00 TF715449
• Norfolk 2 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Arctic Skua offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 6 Little Stint Breydon Water on River Bure NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Blakeney Point in plantation NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Gorleston-on-Sea at Beacon Park NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Wells Woods at w/side along main path this mrng NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows at 11:45 NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Balearic Shearwater e/past Sheringham at 07:05 NR26 8BQ TG159435
 

Thursday 22nd August 2013

Highlights today were 2 Arctic Skuas and 60 Common Scoters offshore, a Wood Sandpiper and 4 Green Sandpipers at the first NWT hide, 6 Greenshanks over calling, up to 400 Swallows including an albino hirundine, a single Sand Martin and 3 Yellow Wagtails over west. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth and a Clouded Yellow butterfly were both on the reserve.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Possible Italian Sparrow 1/2ml E/of Northrepps at Hungry Hill this mrng carrying food to nest for 7th day.From village walk 1/2 ml E/up Hungry Hill to view cottage roof
• Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum at 13:15.From c/pk cross Lynford Road. go thru main entrance to view larches by visitor centre IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 6+Two-barred Crossbill Weybourne Station in trees this mrng then flew W/ NR25 7SR TG111435
• Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB from roost hide at 09:00 TF650328
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum early mrng IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB from Roost Hide at 07:05 TF650328
• Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB from Roost Hide 07:05 TF650328

• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT this evng from Dauke's Hide + Wood Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 2 Little Stint, 6 Greenshank & Hobby over also Clouded Yellow Butterfly on East Trail PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope Cantley Beet Factory on main pool late mrng NR13 3JA TG389037
• Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Juvenile Redhead Red-necked Phalarope Cantley Beet Factory on main pool at 11:15 NR13 3JA TG389037

• Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Holme NWT from hide TF715449
• Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Welney WWT from main observatory PE14 9TN TL548946

Wednesday 21st August 2013 

Birds of interest today included a white/albino hirundine, thought to be a Sand Martin, with the mixed Swallow and Sand Martin flock feeding distantly over the grazing marsh this morning. Four Pintail were noted briefly on the broadwater, and two Greenshank and a Yellow wagtail were also recorded. Antler moth and Lychnis were slightly more unusual finds in the moth trap.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk No further sign Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum at 12:00 IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope 17:25 Cantley Beet Factory on main lagoon NR13 3JA TG389037
• Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk White Stork Breydon Water over bridge early a/noon then flew n/ + Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 10 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436 

• Norfolk 2nd Summer Little Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng + Med Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 3 Little Stint this evng Titchwell RSPB + 10 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Juvenile Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape at 19:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Holt CP on Trafalgar Avenue opposite dog waste bin just n/of bend NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Woodlark s/over Titchwell RSPB early mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Sidestrand NR27 0LT TG265395
• Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Breydon Water at e/end + Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Osprey Terrington Marsh on post PE34 4JQ TF545235 

 

Tuesday 20th August 2013 

Highlights today included a total of 30 Snipe over flying the reserve, with Common and Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and Bearded Reedling along the Broadwater. Birds in and around the reserve included Green Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk and two fly over Yellow Wagtails.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report 2 White Stork Great Yarmouth over Acle Straight 10:45 NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Morston on saltmarsh late evng
• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 20:05 + Garganey & Wood Sandpiper on Simmonds Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope this evng Cantley Beet Factory on main lagoon but elusive NR13 3JA TG389037
• Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Cantley Beet Factory on main lagoon 12:00 NR13 3JA TG389037
• Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 6 Spotted Redshank & Greenshank PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Monday 19th August 2013

Highlights today were 4 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, and 48 Sandwich Terns on the sea, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Whimbrels and a Buzzard over the grazing marshes, and 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Whitethroats, 12 Sedge Warblers, 25 Reed Warblers, 3 Yellow Wagtails and 3 Bullfinches of note over or around the Observatory.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 20:20 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB 18:00 PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen 16:00 NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope 16:05 Cantley Beet Factory on main lagoon showing well NR13 3JA TG389037
• Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope mid a/noon Cantley Beet Factory on main lagoon + Wood Sandpiper NR13 3JA TG389037
• Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope 13:20 Cantley Beet Factory on main lagoon NR13 3JA TG389037
• Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Cantley Beet Factory on main lagoon at 10:00 NR13 3JA TG389037

Sunday 18th August 2013

Highlights today were 3 Greenshank at Gore Point, the Black-tailed Godwits over the grazing marsh, 80 Common Scoters offshore, and a Yellow Wagtail over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 3 Caspian Gull (2 ad+2s) Cley NWT this evng + 2 Wood Sandpiper on Simmonds Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng + 2 Wood Sandpiper on Simmonds Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope this evng Cantley Beet Factory on main lagoon NR13 3JA TG389037
• Norfolk Honey Buzzard near Haddiscoe over Thorpe Marshes 15:55 then drifted SE/twds St.Olaves
• Norfolk 15 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen 14:00 NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope 13:45 Cantley Beet Factory on main lagoon NR13 3JA TG389037
• Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope 12:00 Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
• Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on scrapes this mrng but mobile & 2+Swallowtail butterflies
• Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope 10:40 Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
• Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037

• Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows + 2 Spotted Redshank NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Snettisham Coastal Park on foreshore 12:00
• Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide this a/noon NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Osprey Buckenham flew over wood 11:20
• Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows NR25 7ED TG095436
 

Saturday 17th August 2013

Highlights today were 2 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, 20 Sandwich Terns and 18 Common Terns on the sea, and 4 Snipe, a Whimbrel and a Greenshank over the grazing marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 4 Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows + 4 Spotted Redshank NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk 8 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at s/end at 15:50 NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 6 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048 

• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 18:25 + 8 Spoonbill, 15 Spotted Redshank & Pink-footed Goose PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua Winterton off beach from hut in dunes at 16:50 + 2 Arctic Skua NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen at 12:20 NR23 1QW TF990438

 

Friday 16th August 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet 

• Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this a/noon + 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 3 Spotted Redshank & 40+Whimbrel over PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 13 Black Tern Gorleston-on-Sea + 20 Little Gull NR31 6PL TG532036
• Norfolk 3 Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows + Spotted Redshank NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Osprey W/over Cromer at 07:35
• Norfolk Osprey S/over Beeston Bump at 08:00

 

Thursday 15th August 2013

Highlights today were 2 Arctic Skuas on the sea, and a great selection of butterflies, including Small Copper, Small Heath, Painted Lady and Grayling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at dusk + Garganey & 6 Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Female Hen Harrier over reedbed early mrng & 2 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438

• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Winterton South Dunes in oaks TG496198 

 

Wednesday 14th August 2013

Wader passage continued with 6 Whimbrel, a Greenshank, and a Green Sandpiper noted. Two Yellow Wagtails flew through west, and a Hobby was seen off by Swallows.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk No Sign Roller Horsey by 12:25 NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 20:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Adult Roseate Tern s/past Hopton-on-Sea at 16:45 + Adult Pomarine Skua at 17:15, 4 Black Tern, 15 Little Gull, 4 Arctic Tern & 3 Arctic Skua NR31 9SE TM535997
• Norfolk Great White Egret Horsey over Nelson Head Track towards Winterton at 11:30 NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Spotted Redshank & Turtle Dove on East Trail PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk No Sign Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT but Spotted Redshank on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
 • Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB this evng NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Garganey Cley NWT this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows at 16:30 + Spotted Redshank NR25 7ED TG095436

 

Norfolk

• Norfolk No Sign Roller Horsey by 12:25 NR29 4EP TG477228

Tuesday 13th August 2013 

The highlight today was a juvenile Peregrine over the grazing marsh, with Green Sandpiper and Whimbrel again recorded along the Broadwater. Large numbers of Butterflies are still present with several Painted Ladies again frequenting the Buddleia outside the observatory. A Tree-lichen Beauty was in the moth trap.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Adult Roller Horsey N/of Nelson Head Track in line of bushes viewable midway along track 09:52. Park in village, walk 1ml E/along track then go north NR29 4EP
• Norfolk 3 Spoonbill (2 juv+ad) Burnham Overy at Deepdale Marsh mid a/noon + 21 Whimbrel PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope 20:15 Cley NWT on North Scrape + Wood Sandpiper, Garganey & 6 Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 9 Spotted Redshank, Green Sandpiper, Adult Med Gull, Little Gull, 20 Ruff & 12 Manx Shearwater offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope 12:45 Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope 11:40 Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 13 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen 09:45 NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT on North Scrape 09:15 NR25 7SA TG049441
 

Monday 12th August 2013

Highlights today included three probable distant Manx Shearwaters during the sea watch, a Spoonbill West along the Broadwater, with Whimbrel, Green Sandpiper and Greenshank also noted. Micro moths today included Garden Rose Tortrix, Dark fruit tree Tortrix and Pine leaf mining moth. Several Painted Ladies were also on the Buddleia outside the observatory.

 Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Adult Roller 20:05 Horsey N/of E/end of Nelson Head Track. Park in village, walk 1ml E/along track then go north NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Adult Roller 16:40 Horsey N/of E/end of Nelson Head Track. Park in village, walk 1ml E/along track then go north NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Adult Roller this a/noon Horsey 200yds N/of end of Nelson Head Track. Park in village, walk 1ml E/along track then go north NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Adult Roller Horsey 200yds N/of end of Nelson Head Track 09:35. Park in village, walk 1ml E/along track then go north NR29 4EP TG477228

• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope 13:00 Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope 11:45 Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT on North Scrape this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441

Sunday 11th August 2013 

Highlights today were two Spoonbills west and Peregrine briefly along the beach. Four Green Sandpipers were along the Broadwater with  a single bird also at  Redwell Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Adult Roller 16:00 Horsey N/of Nelson Head Track. Park in village, walk 1ml E/along track then go north NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Adult Roller 13:40 Horsey 100yds N/of Nelson Head Track. Park in village, walk 1ml E/along track then go north NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Adult Roller 12:55 Horsey S/of Nelson Head Track on fence posts. Park in village, walk 1ml E/along track then go north NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Adult Roller 10:30 Horsey SE/of E/end of Nelson Head Track but distant. Park in village, walk 1ml E/along track then go north NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Adult Roller Horsey 300yds N/of E/end of Nelson Head Track. Park in village, walk 1ml E/along track then go north NR29 4EP TG477228

• Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh 08:00 + Wood Sandpiper on Sea Pool & Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Spoonbill Thornham in channel
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope 17:30 Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope 15:00 Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope 10:10 Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope 08:50 Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Spoonbill over Breydon Water 07:50 NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope till 08:20 Cley NWT on North Scrape then flushed & flew twds Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope 08:10 Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT on North Scrape 06:30 NR25 7SA TG049441

Saturday 10th August 2013

Highlights today were 3 Spoonbills on the Broadwater this morning and a Red Kite circling near the church. 7 Whimbrel flew through calling and at least 2 Greenshanks were present.

Norfolk

  Norfolk Adult Roller 16:45 Horsey n/of Nelson Head Track 200yds before dunes. Park in village, walk 1ml e/along track NR29 4EP TG477228

• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Bee-eater over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB - no further details NR13 4HS TG341066
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope 20:15 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then flew to North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope 19:15 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool + 4 Wood Sandpiper : 3 off East Bank & 1 on North Scrape & 5 Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk No further sign Temminck's Stint Salthouse on pool by shingle ridge at 10:50 but Purple Sandpiper NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk 10 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 10:30 + Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

 Friday 9th August 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Adult Roller 17:15 Horsey 1/2ml SE/of E/end of of Nelson Head track on fence post in field,park in Horsey Village & walk E/along Nelson Head track for 100yds beyond 2nd gate NR29 4EP TG477228

• Norfolk 3 Caspian Gull 2ad+2s Cley NWT on Pat's Pool late evng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 20:20 + Curlew Sandpiper & Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape + Wood Sandpiper on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 10 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436

• Norfolk 3 Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows at 18:15 + 7 Greenshank earlier
• Norfolk Juvenile Black Tern Titchwell RSPB over freshmarsh at 16:05 PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 6 Curlew Sandpiper & 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at E/end + 1st Summer Little Gull NR31 9QB TG464048
  

Thursday 8th August 2013

Highlights today were mainly on the sea with 32 Common Scoters, a Re,d-breasted Merganser, 5 Fulmars, 20 Gannets, 6 Arctic Skuas, 1 Little Tern, 23 Sandwich Terns, and 31 Common Terns offshore. At least 4 Greenshank flew through calling and 2 Green Sandpipers were also noted. Ringing included a Sparrowhawk, 7 Whitethroats, a Willow Warbler, 10 Reed Warblers, a Sedge Warbler and a Reed Bunting. There was a lot of butterfly activity, including 2 Painted Ladies, 20 Gatekeepers and 30+ Peacocks around the reserve.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Adult Roller at 16:54 Horsey 1/2ml S/of E/end of Nelson Head track,park in Horsey Village & walk E/along Nelson Head track to view NR29 4EP TG477228

• Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this evng + Little Stint, 10 Spotted Redshank & Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill ad+juv Brancaster Staithe this a/noon
• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 19:50 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Probable Corncrake Thetford at Nunnery Lakes flew from footpath by lakes at 18:30 IP24 2YW TL873822
• Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Cley NWT at mouth of New Cut on River Glaven NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

• Norfolk 2+Spotted Redshank Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk 3 Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows at 13:30
• Norfolk Adult Yellow-legged Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 4 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Adult Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape + Wood Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
 

Wednesday 7th August 2013

A young Cuckoo frequenting the edge of the Broadwater was very much the highlight for the day, with other noteworthy birds including several Whimbrel, 4 Black-tailed Godwit and a female Sparrowhawk which spent most of the day upsetting the resident Swallows and on the sea an adult Kittiwake was noted.  

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Great White Egret Winterton by cow barns this evng
• Norfolk Corncrake Nunnery Lakes flushed twice from permissive path at 13:45 IP24 2YW TL873822
• Norfolk Spoonbill over Titchwell RSPB this a/noon + Little Stint, Little Gull & 2 Red-crested Pochard PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT e/of East Bank on the Serpentine at 12:00 + 2 Spotted Redshank Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Reported Pomarine Skua past Sheringham + Red-necked Grebe on sea NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen + Wood Sandpiper NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk 3 Common Crane w/of Belton at Belton Marshes at 07:15 NR31 9HU TG464034

• Norfolk 3 Wood Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk 2 Adult Little Gull n/past Hopton-on-Sea + Arctic Skua & 6 Arctic Tern NR31 9SE TM535997
• Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool + Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape + Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Juvenile Arctic Tern Breydon Water at e/end 09:25 NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB + 8 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

 

 

Tuesday 6th August 2013 

A quiet day bird wise with a Spoonbill in Thornham Harbour the only unusual bird of note. Butterflies were again present in good numbers and included  several Painted Ladies.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Adult Roller till 19:40 Horsey 800yds SE/of E/end of Nelson Head track then flew north TG477228
• Norfolk Adult Roller 17:00 Horsey 800yds SE/of E/end of Nelson Head track viewable from end of track but distant TG477228
• Norfolk Roller 15:50 Horsey 800yds SE/of E/end of Nelson Head track viewable from end of track TG477228
• Norfolk Roller 14:30 Horsey 800yds SE/of E/end of Nelson Head track viewable from end of track TG477228
• Norfolk Roller 11:00 Horsey 400yds s/of end of Nelson Head track viewable from end of track
• Norfolk Roller Horsey 400yds s/of end of Nelson Head track viewable from end of track 07:25

...Norfolk Spoonbill Thornham harbour
• Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen 13:40 + 2 Wood Sandpiper NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT flew to Billy's Wash this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Monday 5th August 2013

Highlights today included a summer plumaged Red-throated Diver on the sea along with at least one Artic Skua. Two Green Sandpipers flew over the observatory early morning, with several calling Whimbrel and a Greenshank also noted during the day.

Norfolk News from birdnet
• Norfolk Roller till 19:25 Horsey then flew N/twds Horsey Gap
• Norfolk Roller 19:15 Horsey 400yds s/of end of Nelson Head track viewable from end of track
• Norfolk Roller 17:20 Horsey 400yds s/of end of Nelson Head track viewable from end of track
• Norfolk Roller 15:25 Horsey 400yds s/of end of Nelson Head track viewable from end of track
• Norfolk Roller 14:35 Horsey 1ml s/of end of Nelson Head track on fence post in field viewable from end of track
• Norfolk Roller 13:55 Horsey 1ml s/of end of Nelson Head track on fence post in field viewable from end of track
• Norfolk Roller 13:15 Horsey 1ml s/of end of Nelson Head track on fence post in field viewable from end of track
• Norfolk Roller 12:40 Horsey 1ml s/of end of Nelson Head track on fence post in field viewable from end of track
• Norfolk Roller Horsey 1ml s/of end of Nelson Head track on fence post in field viewable back twds Horsey village 12:15

• Norfolk 2 Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 20:25 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Immature Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 5 Common Crane Horsey flew to field s/of Nelson Head track 15:45
• Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh + Curlew Sandpiper on North Scrape, 3 Wood Sandpiper & 3 Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper & 14 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

Sunday 4th August 2013

Once again Butterflies featured strongly today, with large numbers of Peacocks and Large and Small whites particularly noticeable along with at least  two Painted Ladies. Birds of note included two Med Gulls on the beach and Whimbrel, Hobby and Green Woodpecker around the reserve.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB early evng + Little Stint & 18 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh mid a/noon + 3 Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Stiffkey + Wood Sandpiper
• Norfolk Spoonbill w/ over Titchwell RSPB 06:35 PE31 8BB TF759436

• Norfolk 5 Wood Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Kelling on the water meadows this evng
• Norfolk 7 Adult Little Gull s/ past Gorleston-on-sea this evng
• Norfolk 2 Adult Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 11 Spotted Redshank, Little Gull & Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
 

Saturday 3rd August 2013

Highlights today were 3 Teal west, 56 Common Scoters, 3 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, 200 Bar-tailed Godwits, 4 Little Terns, 14 Sandwich Terns and 7 Common Terns on the sea, a Little Egret, Marsh Harrier, 350 Golden Plovers west, a Whimbrel, a Greenshank, 15 Sand Martins and a Reed Warbler still singing.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk No further sign Black-winged Stilt reported Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 15:55 but 2 Spoonbill & Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Black-winged Stilt Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 15:10 NR25 7SA TG049441

• Norfolk 4 Spoonbill w/over Cley NWT this evng + 5 Wood Sandpiper & 9 Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 3 Spoonbill over Burnham Overy towards Scolt Head PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk 2 Common Crane e/over Martham Broad at 10:30 NR29 4DJ TG459202
• Norfolk Pomarine Skua s/past Hemsby + 2 Arctic Skua NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk 3 Common Crane Welney WWT from Lyle Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape late mrng + Curlew Sandpiper & Eclipse Drake Garganey NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen + 4 Wood Sandpiper & 2 Curlew Sandpiper NR23 1QW TF990438

 

Friday 2nd August 2013 

The highlight today was undoubtedly  the large numbers of Butterflies on the wing, mainly the three species of White, with literally hundreds present. Birds of note included a Greenshank along the Broadwater and at Redwell Marsh 3 Green and one Common Sandpiper were present with a singing Turtle Dove nearby. 

Norfolk News from Birdnet 

• Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Cley NWT + 3 Wood Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 3 Spotted Redshank, 3 Little Gull & Whimbrel NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT 12:10 E/of East Bank on The Serpentine + Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen + 2 Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Wood Sandpiper TF971436
• Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT + Adult Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441

• Norfolk Adult Black Tern past Hopton-on-Sea this a/noon TG535000
• Norfolk Black Tern S/past Gorleston at 17:44 + Little Gull
• Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB + Greenshank NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape at 10:20 + Curlew Sandpiper & 3 Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Thursday 1st August 2013

Highlights today were a Whimbrel flying over, a large mixed flock of hirundines with 100+ Sand Martins, 150+ Swallows and 50+ House Martins, and on the sea 2 Common Scoters, a Great Crested Grebe, 30 Common Terns and 2 Little Terns. Moths were significantly reduced in number with just 27 species caught overnight, but butterflies were very abundant with a Painted Lady and a Small Copper the most unusual.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Possible Booted Eagle dark morph Se/of Holt low N/over wood S/of road from Edgefield Green to Plumstead Green at 14:35 & appeared to land in valley near The Dale Wood TG105354
• Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT till 06:40 then flew W/ + 7 Wood Sandpiper 19:30 on Simmond's Scrape & Juvenile Med Gull on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT 16:28 E/of East Bank on The Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 5 Wood Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool right of mill this evng+clouded Yellow butterfly NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk 7 Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 7 Wood Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB this mrng NR13 4HW TG351056 

Wednesday 31st July 2013
A flock of 9 Whimbrels flew through east and a juvenile Turtle Dove was at the west end of the approach road. Moths included 6 Garden Tigers, a Kent Black Arches 4 Diamond-backs and a Privet Hawk Moth.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT e/of East Bank + 4 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Spotted Redshank, 4 1st Summer Little Gull & 4 Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen at 10:10 + Curlew Sandpiper & Wood Sandpiper TF971436
Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 6 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Adult Little Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 6 Wood Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 08:10 NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at e/end NR31 9QB TG464048

Tuesday 30th July 2013
Highlights today whilst sea watching included an Arctic Skua, 50 Common Scoter, 22 Little and 13 Sandwich Terns. 6 Green Sandpipers were present along the broadwater and a single Green Sandpiper was at Redwell Marsh.
10 Species of Butterfly were also recorded.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum by main entrance 16:00 with Crossbills IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen early a/noon TF971436
Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 2 Curlew Sandpiper & 6 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh + 4+Wood Sandpiper on North Scrape, Little Gull, 2 Spotted Redshank & Yellow-legged Gull on the beach NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Adult Spoonbill Holme NWT from 1st hide 13:05 TF715449
Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Juvenile Garganey & 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Wholly Unconfirmed Report Eagle sp Kelling drifted sw/twds Holt 09:45

Monday 29th July 2013
Sea watching today produced counts of 48 Sandwich, 10 Common and 12 Little Terns, 12 Gannets and 1 Arctic Skua. A Turtle Dove was singing early am by the NWT pay hut along the entrance track, and single Wood and Green Sandpipers were noted at Redwell Marsh.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 2+Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum by main c/pk 08:55 IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen TF971436
Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 20+Spotted Redshank & Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 2 Curlew Sandpiper & 17 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

Sunday 28th July 2013
Highlights today were 1 Eider, 4 Common Scoters, 5 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, an Arctic Skua, a Little Tern, 69 Sandwich Terns and 31 Common Terns on the sea. Also of note were a Spoonbill flying over west, 1 Whimbrel, 200 Swifts, 15 Sand Martins, and on the NWT pools a Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Common and 2 Green Sandpipers were noted. Moths included 107 species, the best records being a Marsh Oblique-barred, 68 Diamond-backs, 12 Water Veneers, 6 Kent Black Arches, 14 Drinkers, 13 Oak Eggars, an Elephant Hawk, Pine Hawk, 2 Poplar Hawks, a True Lover's Knot, Silky Wainscot, and a Buff Footman.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 3 Common Crane Welney WWT GL2 7BT SO722047
Norfolk Spoonbill w/over Holme NWT TF715449
Norfolk Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen + Curlew Sandpiper TF971436
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, 15 Spotted Redshank & Juvenile Garganey PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Golden Oriole Cromer at Cliff Drive in garden
Norfolk Adult Pomarine Skua w/past Titchwell RSPB 10:30 PE31 8BB TF759436

Saturday 27th July 2013
Highlights today were 3 Eider, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Gannet, 2+ Whimbrels, 35 Sandwich Terns, and 7 Common Terns, a Spoonbill flying east towards Titchwell, and 5 Green Sandpipers on the NWT pools.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk No Sign Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum by 11:00 IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill Salthouse Heath in se/corner at 10:25 then flew off TG082443
Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Possible 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter 1/4ml off Titchwell RSPB at 10:00 at high tide PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill 1ml sw/of Weybourne on Kelling Heath in garden by level crossing at 06:10 showing well. Use main c/pk & walk along track to level crossing TG102419
Norfolk Reported Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT e/of East Bank on Serpentine early a/noon + 5 Wood Sandpiper, 4 Little Gull, 3 Near Adult Yellow-legged Gull & 4 Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 15 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

Friday 26th July 2013
A Spoonbill was feeding in front of the Car Park hide. A Least Carpet was a surprise in the moth trap.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Two-barred Crossbill 1ml SW/of Weybourne on Kelling Heath in garden by level crossing at 17:15. Use main c/pk & walk along track to level crossing (do not drive) TG102419
Norfolk Report of Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum at 14:50 by entrance may have been erroneous IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum 14:50 by entrance. From c/pk, cross road & walk up track for c70yds to view larches by brown hut IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Two-barred Crossbill 1ml SW/of Weybourne on Kelling Heath in garden by level crossing between 12:45 & 13:00. Use main c/pk & walk along track to level crossing (do not drive) TG102419
Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Cley NWT + 12 Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen TF971436
Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this a/noon on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT off East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water at W/end by River Yare this mrng TG464048

Thursday 25th July 2013
Highlights today were 2 Greenshanks flying through and a single Yellow Wagtail over calling. The moth catch included 90 species, the best being a Blackneck, a Rosy Footman, Buff Footman, Slender Brindle, Small Rivulet, Pine and Privet Hawk Moths, 2 Swallowtails, a Herald, 4 Oak Eggars, 3 Water Veneers and a European Corn Borer. The first Grayling was on the Observatory window mid morning.

Wednesday 24th July 2013
A Yellow Wagtail flew over calling. A Common Sandpiper was on Redwell Marsh in the evening.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 4 Two-barred Crossbill (fem + 3 juv) 17:20 Lynford Arboretum by entrance. From c/pk, cross road & walk up track for c70yds to view larches by brown hut IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill 17:35 sw/of Weybourne at Kelling Heath in garden by railway crossing TG102419
Norfolk No further sign Possible Booted Eagle Edgefield by 15:15 TG098346
Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill sw/of Weybourne at Kelling Heath in garden by railway crossing at 13:20 TG102419
Norfolk 2 Two-barred Crossbill 14:55 (fem + juv) Lynford Arboretum by entrance. From c/pk, cross road & walk up track for c70yds to view larches by brown hut IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk 2 Two-barred Crossbill 14:30 (fem + juv) Lynford Arboretum by entrance. From c/pk, cross road & walk up track for c70yds to view larches opposite visitor hut IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Possible Booted Eagle (dark morph) 1ml nw/of Edgefield flew to valley 1/2ml e/of Edgefield Tip at 12:52
Norfolk 2 Two-barred Crossbill (fem + juv) Lynford Arboretum by entrance at 12:00. From c/pk, cross road & walk up track for c70yds to view larches opposite shed IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk No Sign Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Female Two-barred Crossbill Salthouse on Cross Street in garden at 08:05 briefly TG082443

Tuesday 23rd July 2013
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill 18:45 Lynford Arboretum by main entrance IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill 14:30 Lynford Arboretum by main entrance IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill 11:20 1ml sw/of Weybourne at Kelling Heath by level crossing & in small garden
Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill 09:00 1ml sw/of Weybourne at Kelling Heath then flew twds campsite TG102414
Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill 1ml sw/of Weybourne at Kelling Heath by level crossing & in small garden 07:15
Norfolk 2+Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum by main entrance 06:00 IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT e/of East Bank + 2 Wood Sandpiper & 2 Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441

Sunday 21st July 2013
A return to normal after yesterdays excitement, with the young Stonechat and Cuckoo still present on the reserve, and a Common Sandpiper viewable from the car park hide. 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Green Sandpiper, Ringed Plover, Whimbrel and a Snipe were all also present on the Broadwater.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 3 Two-barred Crossbill (ad fem+2 juv) 19:00 Lynford Arboretum 70yds from c/pk opp shed
Norfolk 2 Juvenile Two-barred Crossbills Lynford Arboretum 70yds from c/pk opp shed 18:49
Norfolk Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum by main entrance 18:00
Norfolk Probable Juvenile Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum by c/pk in larches this mrng
Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen mid a/noon TF971436
Norfolk Adult Pomarine Skua e/past Cley NWT this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

Saturday 20th July 2013
An exciting day, where the moth day catch of 115 species including Lappet, 10 Diamond-backs, 5 Pine Hawks, Small Elephant Hawk, Privet Hawk, 2 Poplar Hawks, a Dark Umber and 75+ Brown Tails was quickly outstripped by the report of a Two-barred Crossbill near the Firs. A juvenile/female type was seen and heard flying over the east bank at @ 2.45pm, then headed south, with another, probable male, seen less than 10 minutes later in the vecinity of the disabled car park. At least one was relocated later in the afternoon, again in the pines near the entrance. Other birds of note included 250+ Sandwich Terns, 5 Eiders, 5 Gannets and 2 Arctic Skuas on the sea, 18 Black-tailed Godwits, and 8 Whimbrel.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Possible 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter this evng off Titchwell RSPB but very distant PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Female/Immature Two-barred Crossbill 16:35 Holme NWT by visitor centre in pines but elusive TF715449
Norfolk Female/Immature Two-barred Crossbill 16:20 Holme NWT by visitor centre TF715449
Norfolk 2 Two-barred Crossbill Holme NOA at 15:00: male at w/end of reserve & fem/juv flew s/over East Bank TF717450
Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Holme NWT mid a/noon (2nd bird) TF715449
Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill 15:00 Cley NWT e/of beach c/pk on shingle then flew s/& appeared to land by Dauke's Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill 14:30 Cley NWT e/of beach c/pk on shingle just e/of pillbox showing well + Unconfirmed Report Probable 2nd Summer Baltic Gull on North Scrape late mrng then flew s/ NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Cley NWT between beach c/pk & blockhouse on fence on beach at 14:20 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Female/Immature Two-barred Crossbill Holme NWT briefly in The Firs early a/noon TF715449
Norfolk Two-barred Crossbill Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 13:00 then flew w/ & currently being looked for
Norfolk Two-barred Crossbill Salthouse at Gramborough Hill early a/noon then flew off
Norfolk Possible 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter off Titchwell RSPB 13:10 but very distant PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Common Crane Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide at 13:00 GL2 7BT SO722047
Norfolk 8 Spoonbill 11:40 Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Little Stint & Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Cley NWT + 3 Spotted Redshank & 2 Arctic Tern on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Cley NWT e/of East Bank on The Serpentine at 08:35 then flew to Wigeon Marsh + Adult Arctic Tern on Arnold's Marsh at 09:25 NR25 7SA TG049441

Friday 19th July 2013
Highlights today were a juvenile Stonechat and two Crossbills.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Possible 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter off Titchwell RSPB 16:00 but very distant PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Possible 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter off Titchwell RSPB mid a/noon but very distant at 10:45 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Possible 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter off Titchwell RSPB but very distant at 10:45 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Possible 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter off Titchwell RSPB but distant at 08:40 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Cley NWT E/of East Bank on The Serpentine at 20:10 + Arctic Tern on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Cley NWT E/of East Bank on The Serpentine this evng + Arctic Tern on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Possible Female Red-footed Falcon Stiffkey E/over campsite at 14:55
Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Little Stint & 4 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT E/of East Bank on The Serpentine + Wood Sandpiper on North Scrape & 2 Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441

Thursday 18th July 2013
Seawatch highlights were 4 Eiders, 30 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Diver, a Fulmar, 2 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 2 Arctic Skuas and 20 Sandwich Terns. Three Yellow Wagtails flew over east.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Possible 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter 20:30 off Titchwell RSPB but very distant + 8 Spoonbill this a/noon & 14 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Possible 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter 19:55 off Titchwell RSPB but very distant PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Possible 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter 17:00 off Titchwell RSPB . Most observers now believe this bird to be an abberrant Common Scoter but very distant & difficult to view in heat haze. Originally identified at much closer range
Norfolk Probable 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter 16:30 off Titchwell RSPB but distant PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter 15:05 off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Repeat: Norfolk 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter 14:30 off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter 14:30 off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Possible 1st Summer Drake Black Scoter off Titchwell RSPB at 14:15 but distant PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Blakeney Harbour TG028441
Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen TF971436
Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT : 3 on Pope's Marsh at 08:30 then flew w/ & 1 on North Scrape + 2 Wood Sandpiper, 3 Spotted Redshank, 3 Yellow-legged Gull & Arctic Tern NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 6 Spotted Redshank & 263 Avocet PE31 8BB TF759436

Wednesday 17th July 2013
Todays highlights included at least five Arctic Skuas harrassing the feeding Sandwich Terns. A reeling Grasshopper warbler was present on the East bank and a juvenile Cuckoo was still present on the reserve. At least two Crossbills were also recorded near Thornham.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill w/over Cley NWT at 18:30 + 2 2nd Summer Little Gull on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen TF971436
Norfolk 16 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 5 Little Gull & 2 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 4 Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT this evng + 5 Spotted Redshank & 4 Near Adult Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Garganey Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng + Adult Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Little Gull & Short-eared Owl flew e/ NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 3 Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Arctic Skua Titchwell RSPB chasing terns on beach + 2 Common Crossbill over PE31 8BB TF759436

Tuesday 16th July 2013
Highlights today on the reserve included a juvenile Green woodpecker and a juvenile Cetti's warbler, both trapped and ringed. On the Broadwater Pools there were 6 Spotted Redshanks, 2 Whimbrel and a Greenshank, and on Redwell Marsh there were 4 Black-tailed Godwits and a Green Sandpiper.
Norfolk news form Birdnet
Norfolk 13 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Cley NWT e/of East Bank + Wood Sandpiper on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 6 Spotted Redshank Holme NOA on Broadwater TF717450
Norfolk 5 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB + 4 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 24 Med Gull Holkham Park by lake

Monday 15th July 2013
Norfolk news from Birdnet
Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 7 Little Gull & 7 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Great White Egret Great Yarmouth flew s/over A47 twds Breydon Water 16:20
Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT by East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Burgh Castle near ruins this mrng
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water flew past w/end 07:00 TG464048

Sunday 14th July 2013
Highlights today were 3 Little Egrets, 52 Golden Plovers, a Whimbrel, a Greenshank, Turtle Dove and Cuckoo, a juvenile Stonechat and 2 Bullfinches.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 5 Little Gull & 15 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Adult Roseate Tern Cley NWT flew e/over Little Eye 18:15 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Brancaster by coast path to Brancaster Staithe on saltmarsh this mrng
Norfolk 53 Med Gull Wells at lifeboat station this evng
Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Burgh Castle opp pumping station 15:45

Saturday 13th July 2013
Another hot summer day, with moths taking most of the day to identify - a total of 56 species. Birds of note included 140 Knot west, 8 Eiders, 1 Gannet, 1 Great Crested Grebe, a Black-tailed Godwit, Common and Green Sandpipers and a Greenshank on the NWT pools, and a juvenile Stonechat again near the Observatory.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Brancaster on saltmarsh btwn Brancaster & Brancaster Staithe
Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Cley NWT on The Serpentine this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 21 Med Gull (20 ads , 1 juv) Holkham Park on the cricket pitch
Norfolk Osprey Breydon Water 08:05 circling over east end TG464048

Friday 12th July 2013
A pleasant summer day today, with plenty of bird activity, ringing included Bullfinch, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat and Reed Warbler from a total of 16 birds. On the sea a superb summer plumage Red-throated Diver was feeding offshore to the east, and over 600 Common Scoters were just under the horizon, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 11 Sandwich Terns and 5 Common Terns were also of interest. Elsewhere 38 Black-tailed Godwits, a Whimbrel, a Common and Green Sandpiper and a Greenshank were around the NWT pools, a Cuckoo was calling, and a Stonechat was near the Observatory. 60 Species of moths were caught including Currant and Wormwood Pug, 2 Privet Hawks, Shore, Striped, Shoulder Striped and Smoky Wainscots, a Diamond-back an Oak Eggar and a Drinker.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 10 Spoonbill 4 juv Titchwell RSPB till 16:00 on freshmarsh + 17 Spotted Redshank, 7 Ruff & Green Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Swanton Novers 13:55 from raptor watchpoint TG010302
Norfolk 10 Spoonbill 4 juv Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 10:00 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Brancaster viewable from footpath between Brancaster & brancaster Staithe
Norfolk 15+Adult Med Gull Holkham Park between lake & cricket pitch
Norfolk Little Gull off Great Yarmouth at 12:15
Norfolk 12 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 11:10 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Osprey over Hardley Flood at 06:30 TM381997

Thursday 11th July 2013
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Caspian Tern NW/past Walcott at 13:35
Norfolk 6 Spoonbill 3juv Cley NWT E/of East Bank on The Serpentine mid mrng + 2 Continental Black-tailed Godwit NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh early a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436

Wednesday 10th July 2013
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Late News Norfolk Hoopoe Stow Bardolph Monday & Tuesday

Tuesday 9th July 2013
Highlights today were largely confined to Redwell Marsh with two Spoonbills present there early morning, and aTurtle Dove singing from the adjacent gardens.
Norfolk News From Birdnet
Norfolk 2 1st Summer Little Gull Breydon Water at e/end TG464048
Norfolk Caspian Tern n/ past Hopton-on-Sea 12:10 but distant
Norfolk Male Montagu's Harrier Blofield by minor road this mrng
Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Cley NWT on The Serpentine this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 17 Spotted Redshank & Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on The Serpentine this mrng + 1st Summer Little Gull on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441

Monday 8th July 2013
Highlights today included a young Cuckoo watched from the Observatory being tended to by its Meadow Pipit foster parent and 10 Eider on the sea. The moth catch was impressive with 50 species recorded, though the only butterflies noted on the wing were several Ringlets.
Norfolk news from Birdnet
Norfolk Black Tern 15:00 Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh + 5 Spoonbill on The Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Black Tern Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh 12:45 + Spoonbill & 1st Summer Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 12 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB + Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

Sunday 7th July 2013
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Spoonbill 21:30 Titchwell RSPB + 3 Little Gull & 6 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Cley NWT e/of Arnold's Marsh on Sea Pool 22:00 + 2 Spotted Redshank on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Unconfirmed Report 2 Roseate Tern past Great Yarmouth 19:45
Norfolk Spoonbill e/over Horsey 15:15
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Swanton Novers from raptor watchpoint 14:30 TG010302
Norfolk Possible Honey Buzzard 3mls n/of Wymondham flew over Kimberley Hall Estate
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB 10:25 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Cley NWT e/of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441

Saturday 6th July 2013
A hot dry day, highlights were a single Gadwall, 30 Common Scoters on the sea, a Little Egret on the beach, a Greenshank through west, 10 Little Terns, 30 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns, a Cuckoo, 6+ Goldcrests in the pines, 30+ Swallows around the reserve, 3 Whitethroats, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warblers, 1 Mistle Thrush, and a single Crossbill flying round calling late morning. Moth numbers slumped perhaps due to the clear conditions overnight, but Poplar, Eyed and Elephant Hawks were still noted. Butterflies included Meadow Brown, Ringlet, Wall Brown, Small Tortoiseshell, Large White and Speckled Wood.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 15 Spotted Redshank, 4 Little Ringed Plover, Greenshank, Green Sandpiper & Ruff PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT from North Hide + 6 Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 5 Spoonbill 10:20 Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT e/of East Bank 05:55 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Spoonbill e/over Titchwell RSPB + Common Crossbill flew west 06:00 & Green Sandpiper on Patsy's reedbed PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black Tern Horsey flew e/twds sea 18:30
Norfolk 15 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

Friday 5th July 2013
A hot and sunny Friday produced 22 Black-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Terns, 2 Cuckoos, a Green Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcaps, 6 Whitethroats, 1 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warblers and 6 Linnets. A total of 78 moth species were recorded including Privet, Elephant, Small Elephant, Eyed and Pine Hawks, Fox Moth, Peppered Moth, Buff Tip, Pale and Pebble Prominents, two Red-necked Footmen, Smoky, Shore, Striped and Shoulder-Striped Wainscots, a Ghost moth and 22 Sand Darts among the catch. Meadow Brown, Ringlet, and Speckled Wood were on the reserve.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk No Sign Possible Great Black-headed Gull Titchwell RSPB by 19:40 but 16 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Cley NWT e/of East Bank this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Spoonbill this evng Titchwell RSPB + 5 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Cley NWT + 2 Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT off East Bank 14:40 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 14 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

Thursday 4th July 2013
Highlights today were 536 Common Scoters offshore, 2 Gannets east, 16 Little Terns, 3 Sandwich Terns and 89 Common Terns fishing, a Cuckoo calling, and on the NWT pools a Greenshank and 2 Green Sandpipers were noted. A superb 63 species of moths were caught overnight.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 7 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 3 1st Summer Little Gull & 2000 Knot PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 7 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB + 3 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 40+Med Gull Holkham Park in grass field by lake & house at 11:25
Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Breydon Water at E/end TG464048
Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

Wednesday 3rd July 2013
Highlights today were a female Merlin along the dunes, 2+ Whimbrel flying through calling, a Cuckoo along Broadwater Road, and a male Bullfinch on thistles just outside the Observatory building.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney 20:15 feeding at low water in Blakeney Channel
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Cley NWT + 4 Continental Black-tailed Godwit, 4 Spotted Redshank & Whimbrel NR25 7SA TG049441

Tuesday 2nd July 2013
A Cuckoo was calling during the morning and 3 Marsh Harriers, a Common Buzzard and 2 Kestrels were seen. An immature Med Gull flew over calling. At Redwell Marsh a Green Sandpiper and 5 Black-tailed Godwits were on the scrapes.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike NW/of Norwich between North Earlham & SW/of Hellesdon N/of Hellesdon Road in Meadow W/of River Wensum early Mrng
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 15 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill W/over Blakeney Freshmarsh NT at 04:35
Norfolk No Sign Male Ortolan Bunting Blakeney by 07:15 Freshmarsh NT near sluice by footpath n/of Blakeney Manor Hotel TG028444
Norfolk Osprey Rockland Broad 12:45 in dead tree then flew towards Claxton

Monday 1st July 2013
A quiet day, moths were quite abundant with Elephant, Small Elephant, Eyed, Pine and Privet Hawk all caught, together with Peppered Moth, Fox Moth, Drinker, 4 Shore Wainscots, 3 Buff Ermines and 2 Buff Tips.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Male Ortolan Bunting Blakeney Freshmarsh NT near sluice by footpath n/of Blakeney Manor Hotel 17:30 TG028444
Norfolk Spoonbill w/over Titchwell RSPB this evng + 6 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh 15:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Wells on saltmarsh 08:05 then flew west
Norfolk 7 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Breydon Water at e/end 14:30 TG464048
Norfolk 4 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB + 5 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

Sunday 30th June 2013

Breezy but sunny day with 62 Common Scoters, 3 Gannets, 5 Sandwich and 2 Little Terns on the seawatch. Other birds of note included Cuckoo, Buzzard, and 30+ Curlews. Moth highlights included Elephant and Small Elephant Hawk, Poplar Hawk, a Red-necked Footman and a Marbled White-spot.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Cley NWT e/of East Bank on Serpentine at 08:10 then flew w/ NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Cley NWT e/of East Bank on Serpentine at 08:10 NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk 10 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 9 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Osprey Hardley Flood over e/end at 09:10 TM381997
Norfolk White Stork (escaped) Breydon Water at 10:00 TG464048

Saturday 29th June 2013

A dull start but with bright and sunny patches later, a number of young birds which had recently left the nest were caught during ringing today, including a family of Chiffchaffs, another of Whitethroats, two broods of Blue Tits, a young Robin, and a Chaffinch family. A male Swallow was also caught, (ringed at the Observatory last year). A group of 15 Swifts were feeding over the reserve and a Cuckoo was calling, highlight of the day was a flock of 6 Crossbills circling high over the Observatory at 9.30am.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk 2 Spoonbill w/ over Cley NWT mid mrng + Continental Black-talied Godwit NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 5 Whimbrel Breydon Water + Bittern TG464048
Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton South Dunes at the Hermanus Restaurant TG496198
Norfolk Osprey w/ over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066

Friday 28th June 2013

A rather grey and miserable rainy day, the moth catch was reasonable with Large and Small Elephants, 2 Poplars, 2 Eyed Hawks, a Privet Hawk, a Peppered Moth, Buff Tip, Large Yellow Underwing and Lyme Grass among the catch. The Cuckoo was calling, 5 Curlews were around the marsh and a Reed Warbler was still creaking away in the reedbed!

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk 3 Adult Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pope's marsh NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk Ferruginous Duck Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide at 14:00 NR13 4HS TG341066

Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB this mrng + 10 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Thursday 27th June 2013

A mild day with sunshine during the morning and light rain later, the highlights were 13 Curlews, 3 Jays, a Reed Warbler still singing, and a single Mistle Thrush. Moths included Large and Small Elephant Hawk Moths, Poplar Hawk Moth, Mottled Beauty, White-spotted Pug, Small Waved Umver, the Fern, Common Marbled Carpet, White Ermine, Buff Ermine, Brown Rustic, Spectacle and Shoulder-striped Wainscot.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Possible Caspian Tern N/over Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 14:00 NR13 4HW TG351056

Norfolk Adult Spoonbill W/over Titchwell RSPB + 10 Little Gull on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

Norfolk 4 Continental Black-talied Godwit Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Wednesday 26th June 2013

A fairly quiet day again, highlights were a Fulmar and 6 Sandwich Terns, a Cuckoo, 2 Whimbrels, 19 Curlews, and a Chiffchaff singing. A brood of Swallows have already fledged from the Broadwater Hide. A Brown Hawker on the reserve was unusual. A Spoonbill and 12 Black-tailed Godwits were of note on Redwell Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT 20:15 on Simmonds Scrape but flew w/ + 1st Summer Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Spanish-ringed Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB today PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT 09:15 on main lagoon GL2 7BT SO722047

Norfolk 4 Curlew Sandpiper Sheringham 17:20 appeared to land in field w/ of allotments
Norfolk 12 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on fresh marsh today + 5 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper, 17 Spotted Redshank, Female Red-crested Pochard & 150 Avocet PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 12 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB this mrng + 5 Ruff, 1 Green Sandpiper & 17 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

Tuesday 25th June 2012

A bright sunny day, noteworthy sightings included a Yellow Wagtail at Redwell Marsh and a male Bullfinch near the observatory building. Moths caught today included the first Privet Hawkmoth of the year.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Spoonbill over Titchwell RSPB early mrng + 11 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Stone-curlew Titchwell RSPB on beach e/of boardwalk 14:55 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT flew w/over East Bank 09:20 + 1st Summer Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Breydon Water at e/end TG464048
Norfolk 4 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB + 5 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
 

Monday 24th June 2012 

Seawatching today produced little of note other than a single Little Gull, with birds around the reserve including the Mistle Thrush again in front of the observatory building and a Cuckoo again noted. An improvement on the moth catch resulted in 20 species being recorded, which included Sand Dart, White and Buff Ermine and Large Yellow underwing.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Spoonbill e/over Titchwell RSPB 20:50 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Purple Heron w/past Cromer Pier 17:20
Norfolk Manx Shearwater n/past Hopton-on-Sea mid a/noon
Norfolk 10 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 9 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB + 2 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
  

Sunday 23rd June 2013

A blustery weekend with regular showers has seen moth numbers tumble from 58 species on Friday 21st right down to just four today; Small Elephant Hawk, Spectacle, Brown Rustic and Sand Dart. In between showers a Speckled Wood and a Small Heath were on the wing briefly, and on the seawatch 9 Sandwich Terns, a Fulmar, a Little Tern and a Common Tern were counted. A Mistle Thrush was on the lawn in front of the Observatory.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Great White Egret sw/over Beeston Common 08:50
Norfolk 2 Honey Buzzard Swanton Novers from raptor watchpoint 10:28 TG010302
Norfolk No Sign Rose-coloured Starling Wells by 07:00

Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Cley NWT this evng + Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 14 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Breydon Water at e/end early mrng TG464048

Saturday 22nd June 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Adult Male Rose-coloured Starling Wells 16:00 in last garden on n/ side of road to East End c)150m e/ of B1105 NR23 1LD
Norfolk Adult Male Rose-coloured Starling Wells early a/noon in last garden on n/ side of road to East End c)150m e/ of B1105
Norfolk Adult Male Rose-coloured Starling Wells-next-the-Sea 10:10 in last garden on n/ side of road to East End c)150m e/ of B1105
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew sw/ over Salthouse Heath 10:40
Norfolk Adult Male Rose-coloured Starling Wells-next-the-Sea 08:50 in last garden on n/ side of road to east End c)150m e/ of B1105
Norfolk Adult Male Rose-coloured Starling Wells-next-the-Sea 05:55 in last garden on n/ side of road to East End c)150m e/ of B1105
Norfolk 3 Red Kite Burnham Market along fakenham road,from hard stand

Norfolk 2 Adult Summer Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on fresh marsh PE31 8BB TF759436

Friday 21st June 2013

The latest of a string of quiet and misty days, today saw relatively little in the way of birds; highlights were 8 Eiders, a Fulmar, 47 Sandwich Terns and a Common Terns offshore, with Cuckoo activity still of note around the whole recording area. Moths were impressive, with  58 species trapped last night including Clouded Silver, Poplar, Eyed and Small Elephant Hawks, Campion, Rosy Wave, Fern, Pale Tussock, 2 Diamond-backs, 4 Lyme Grass, a single Sand Dart, a Shore Wainscot and 2 Buff Tips among the many.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling Wells 19:05 150yds e/of The Quay (B1105) on feeder in last garden on n/side of road to East End NR23 1LD
Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling Wells 15:40 150yds e/of The Quay (B1105) on feeder in last garden on n/side of road to East End NR23 1LD
Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling Wells 13:15 150yds e/of The Quay (B1105) on feeder in last garden on n/side of road to East End NR23 1LD
Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling Wells 05:55 150yds e/of The Quy (B1105) on feeder in last garden on n/side of road to East End NR23 1LD
Norfolk Quail Breydon Water on North Wall marsh this evng + 4 Little Gull TG464048
Norfolk 13 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 4 Spotted Redshank, 2000 Great Knot & Green Sandpiper on Patsy's Reedbed PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 13 1st Summer Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 4 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
 

Thursday 20th June 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Adult Roller 1.25mls s/of Holt at Heath House Woods 11:30 E/of B1149 briefly. Park on grass c/pk e/of B1149 TG083366
Norfolk No Sign Adult Roller 1.25mls s/of Holt at Heath House Woods by 08:00 either side of B1149. Park in grass c/pk e/of B1149

Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling Wells 15:40 150yds e/of B1105 on feeder in last garden on n/side of road to East End
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Blakeney 10:00 over Langham Road then flew towards Holt
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Swanton Novers at 11:55 from viewpoint TG010302
Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling Wells 12:30 150yds e/of B1105 on feeder in last garden on n/side of road to East End
Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling Wells mid mrng 150yds e/of B1105 on feeder in last garden on n/side of road to East End
Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling Wells 06:04 150yds e/of B1105 on feeder in last garden on n/side of road to East End

Norfolk 2 Little Gull Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 10 1st Summer Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Spotted Redshank & Med Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 4 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water off South Wall this a/noon TG464048
Norfolk 10 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

Wednesday 19th June 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

Norfolk Adult Roller 1.25mls s/of Holt at Heath House Woods at 20:45. Park in grass c/pk e/of B1149 then cross road & walk 50yds w/to view pine belt TG083366
Norfolk Adult Roller 1.25mls s/of Holt at Heath House Woods at 16:10. Park in grass c/pk e/of B1149 then cross road & walk 50yds w/to view pine belt TG083366
Norfolk Roller 1.25mls s/of Holt sw/of Holt CP 14:00 1/2ml e/of B1149 at Holt Lowes on far side of clearing by manure heap. Use c/pk by road near Edgefield sign TG083366
Norfolk No further sign Roller Holt between Holt & Edgefield by 13:00
Norfolk Roller 1.25mls S/of Holt sw/of Holt CP 1/2ml e/of B1149 at Holt Lowes on far side of clearing by manure heap TG083366
Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling Wells 19:05 150yds e/of B1105 on feeder in last garden on n/side of road to East End
Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling Wells 17:10 150yds e/of B1105 on feeder in last garden on n/side of road to East End
Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling Wells 14:10 150yds e/of B1105 on feeder in last garden on n/side of road to East End
Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling Wells 12:00 150yds e/of B1105 on feeder in last garden on n/side of road to East End
Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling Wells 11:30 in garden 300yds along road e/of Quay mid mrng viewable from road for 2nd day
Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling Wells in garden300yds along road e/of Quay mid mrng viewable from road for 2nd day

Norfolk 11 1st Summer Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 9 Spotted Redshank, 3 Adult Med Gull & 111 Avocet PE31 8BB TF759436
 

Tuesday 18th June 2013

Highlights today were 150 Common Scoters offshore, 23 Little Terns, 5 Sandwich Terns and 4 Common Terns flying past, a group of 3 Barnacle Geese of unknown origin flying east past Gore Point at 9am, 2+ Cuckoos on the NWT Dunes reserve, a Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroats, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, and 6+ Mistle Thrushes.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Roller 1.25mls S/of Holt at Holt CP at 18:20 1/2ml E/of B1149 by large dung heap at far side of clearing TG083366 

Monday 17th June 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Roller Holt 19:55 s/ of Holt sw/ of Holt CP again. Park on grass e/side of B1149 Edgefield Hill, follow footpath ne/, cross stile on left, pass pond, turn left and walk up hill
Norfolk Roller Edgefield Woods 18:03 sw/ of Holt w/ of B1149 Edgefield Hill. Park on grassed area at c)TG084365, cross road, walk to felled area and view pine belt. Pls remain on rights of way
Norfolk Roller Edgefield Woods 15:40 sw/ of Holt w/ of B1149 Edgefield Hill. Park on grassed area at c)TG084365, cross road, walk left to cleared part of wood. Pls remain on rights of way. Scope required.
Norfolk Roller Edgefield Wood 15:11 sw/ of Holt w/ of B1149 (twds Edgefield tip). Park on grassed area at c)TG084365 (usually other cars there) and walk left to cleared part of wood. Pls remain on rights of way. Scope required.
Norfolk Roller Edgefield Wood 14:20 sw/ of Holt w/ of B1149 (twds Edgefield tip). Park on grassed area at c)TG084365 (usually other cars there) and walk left to cleared part of wood
Norfolk Roller Edgefield Wood sw/ of Holt w/ of B1149 (twds Edgefield tip). Park on grassed area (usually other cars there) and walk left to cleared part of wood. I
Norfolk Roller Edgefield 12:53 showing well c)1ml NNW/ of Edgefield on sw/ side of Holt CP w/ of B1149 in pine belt beyond felled area viewable from c/pk area
Norfolk Roller Edgefield midday showing well c)1ml NNW/ of Edgefield at Holt CP w/ of B1149 in pine belt beyond felled area viewable from car park
Norfolk Roller 11:08 c)1ml NNW/ of Edgefield on sw/ side of Holt CP w/ of B1149 in pine belt beyond felled area viewable from parking area
Norfolk Roller 10:30 c)1ml NNW/ of Edgefield on sw/ side of Holt CP w/ of B1149 in pine belt beyond felled area viewable from c/pk area
Norfolk Roller 07:47 c)1ml NNW/ of Edgefield on sw/ side of Holt CP w/ of B1149 in pine belt then lost to view again
Norfolk Roller Edgefield 06:35 c)1ml NNW/ of Edgefield on sw/ side of Holt CP e/ of B1149 but flew east and lost
  

Sunday 16th June 2013

A breezy day with warm sunshine until mid afternoon, highlights today were a Yellow Wagtail on the Golf Course, a Whimbrel over the grazing marsh, 2 Cuckoos in the area, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroats, 1 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warblers, and a pair of Mistle Thrushes near the Observatory. Moths were sparse but included Small Elephant Hawk Moth, Heart & Dart, Knot Grass and Mottled Rustic. Butterflies included Wall Brown, Speckled Wood, Brown Argus and Small Heath.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

Norfolk Adult Roller 1ml nnw/of Edgefield at Holt CP 21:00 on sw/side w/of B1149 viewable from gate near Edgfield sign
Norfolk Adult Roller 1ml nnw/of Edgefield at Holt CP 19:55 on sw/side w/of B1149 viewable from gate near Edgefield sign
Norfolk Adult Roller 1ml nnw/of Edgefield at Holt CP 19:55 on sw/side w/of B1149 viewable from gate near Edgfield sign
Norfolk Adult Roller 1ml nnw/of Edgefield at Holt CP 18:20 on s/side at Holt Lowes 2/3ml ne/of B1149 beyond dragonfly area. Park in layby by Edgefield sign
Norfolk Adult Roller 1ml nnw/of Edgefield at Holt CP 18:05 on s/side 1/2ml ne/of B1149 beyond dragonfly area. Park in layby by Edgefield sign
Norfolk No further sign Adult Roller 1ml nnw/of Edgefield at Holt CP by 18:05
Norfolk Adult Roller 1ml nnw/of Edgefield at Holt CP 17:40 on s/side 1/2ml ne/of B1149 beyond dragonfly area then flew s/over trees. Park in layby by Edgefield sign
Norfolk Adult Roller 1ml nnw/of Edgefield at Holt CP 17:30 on s/side 1/2ml e/of layby on B1149 by Edgefield sign
Norfolk Roller 1ml nnw/of Edgefield at Holt CP on s/side in clearing w/of B1149 at Holt Lowes beyond dragonfly area at 17:23
Norfolk Roller 1ml nnw/of Edgefield at Holt CP on s/side in clearing w/of B1149 by Edgefield sign at 15:15 but no further sign
Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Roller near Edgefield - no further details

Saturday 15th June 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT 07:45 low over Billy's Wash + 2 Spotted Redshank on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB today + 5+Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Friday 14th June 2013

Highlights today were 6 Fulmars, 4 Gannets, 7 Great Crested Grebes, 23 Little Terns, 4 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern on the sea, together with 2 Cuckoos, a Turtle Dove in the dunes on the NWT reserve, 45 Swifts, 20 Swallows, 6 House Martins, a Lesser Whitethroat, and 8 Linnets near the forestry.

 

Thursday 13th June 2013

Highlights today were a Gannet, a Great Crested Grebe, 17 Little Terns, 4 Sandwich Terns and 3 Common Terns on the sea, at least 2 Cuckoos, a Cetti's Warbler singing near the NWT reserve entrance, and 2 Bullfinches were of interest. A Green Sandpiper was on Redwell Marsh in the afternoon.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk 1+Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT E/of East Bank on The Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cromer W/over Morrison's c/pk at 17:55
Norfolk 1+Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT 14:14 E/of East Bank on The Serpentine + Little Stint on Pat's Pool & 2 Spotted Redshank on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Marsh Warbler E/of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA along path to feeders at 12:35
  

Wednesday 12th June 2013 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on The Serpentine from North Hide + Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male Marsh Warbler Cley NWT late evng 50yds W/of East Bank c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Marsh Warbler 13:00 Cley NWT singing in elder btw East Bank c/pk & Walsey Hills NOA NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 1+Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT 17:55 E/of East Bank on The Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on The Serpentine 11:50 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Marsh Warbler Cley NWT singing in elders 100yds w/of East Bank car park 10:00 then flew s/over A149 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 7 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Drake Mandarin, Spotted Flycatcher on Meadow Trail & Bittern in flight PE31 8BB TF759436
 

Tuesday 11th June 2013 

Noteworthy sightings today included 4 Eiders on the sea, an adult Med Gull and a Redpoll over the observatory, both Spotted Flycatcher and Turtle Dove around the paddocks and female Stonechat and Wheatear at Thornham harbour.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on The Serpentine 18:50 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on The Serpentine 20:20 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT w/of East Bank 300yds n/of c/pk 15:15 but elusive + 3 Spoonbill on Billy's Wash NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Osprey n/over Mulbarton 15:20

Monday 10th June 2013

Highlights on the sea included 7 Eider, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 16 Sandwich, 14 Common and 8 Little Tern. Three Cuckoos were still active around the reserve, at one stage disturbing a roosting Tawny Owl, and a Grey Heron was watched devouring a large mole, maneuvering it around in its bill  before swallowing it whole.. 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Gull-billed Tern Kelling Water Meadows briefly 19:55 then flew w/
Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT w/of East Bank 300yds n/of c/pk at 12:40 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male Hen Harrier nw/over West Somerton towards Horsey at 11:00

Sunday 9th June 2013 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT w/of East Bank in bushes 300yds n/of c/pk at 06:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT w/of East Bank in bushes 300yds n/of c/pk at 08:40 but distant NR25 7SA
Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT w/of East Bank in bushes 300yds n/of c/pk at 04:30 but distant NR25 7SA

Norfolk Honey Buzzard sw/over Great Ryburgh at 13:45 TF970258
Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike Winterton South Dunes beyond oaks mid a/noon TG496198
 

Saturday 8th June 2013

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT 10:50 W/of East Bank in bushes in reedbed 300yds N/of c/pk NR25 7SA
Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT 16:25 W/of East Bank in bushes in reedbed 300yds N/of c/pk NR25 7SA
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Reedbed this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB till 09:38 then flew W/towards saltmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436 

 

Friday 7th June 2013

A beautiful day tempered by a very cool breeze, highlights were 4 Eiders, 35 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, 22 Little Terns, 19 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern offshore, while at least 2 Cuckoos were very active around the reserves, and a Bullfinch was again calling from the pines.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Cley NWT off A149 opposite Wardens house at 10:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Cley NWT 10:35 E/of Warden's House in brambles by main footpath near cattle pen NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Reported Swanton Novers from raptor watchpoint at 12:30 TG010302
Norfolk Osprey over Winterton
 

Thursday 6th June 2013

A quiet day, highlights were a male Garden Warbler singing near the heligoland trap, and a good selection of butterflies including a Green Hairstreak, 3 Brown Argus, a Small Copper and 2 Small Heaths.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh early mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Norton Marsh at 11:00 TF828450
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Garganey 1drk Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Reedbed PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 4 Black Tern E/past Blakeney Point at midday TG020430
Norfolk 3 Black Tern Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 13:35 + 11 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
 

Wednesday 5th June 2013

Highlights today included the Short-eared Owl again present along the entrance track and at least three Cuckoos spent most of the day around the East bank and broadwater area. Angle Shades, Heart and Dart and Buff tip were among the more interesting moths in the moth trap.

Norfolk News From Birdnet

Norfolk Icterine Warbler Blakeney Point 07:30 at The Hood TG020430
Norfolk Icterine Warbler Blakeney Point 10:15 at The Hood TG020430
Norfolk Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point 20yds W/of Marrams on shingle at 13:07 then flew to fenced off area TG020430
Norfolk Icterine Warbler Blakeney Point 14:05 at The Hood but mobile TG020430
Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Breydon Water at South Wall by c/pk showing well TG464048
Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Breydon Water 15:45 near old nursery by South Wall showing well TG464048
Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Breydon Water 16:30 near old nursery by South Wall showing well
Norfolk Icterine Warbler Blakeney Point 17:05 at The Hood TG020430
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Breydon Water 18:05 by South Wall by c/pk TG511075
Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Breydon Water at 19:40 by South Wall c/pk TG464048
Norfolk 2 Common Crane NW/over King's Lynn at 21:20

 

Tuesday 4th June 2013 

A glorious sunny day with an at times chilly North wind meant a largely quiet day birdwise, with a Hobby and several Little Egrets being the highlights. The moth trap produced 14 species of moth including Orange Footman, Buff tip, White Ermine and Purple Bar. 

Norfolk news from Birdnet

Norfolk Spoonbill w/over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 08:35 NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 2 Great White Egret over Cley NWT this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

Norfolk 3 Little Gull Breydon Water at East Bank TG464048
Norfolk 10 1st Summer Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Garganey PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle 19:20 PE35 6EJ TF672278
Norfolk Osprey Buckenham hunting at Buckenham Carrs 19:50 NR13 4HN TG357059

Monday 3rd June 2013

The Short-eared Owl was again present along the entrance track to the reserve, other birds of note included a fly over Redpoll and several Little Egret.

Norfolk news from Birdnet

Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT in scrub in main reedbed on W/side of East Bank at 07:25 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT 10:00 in scrub in main reedbed W/of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT 13:05 in scrub in main reedbed W/of East Bank but elusive NR25 7SA
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Reported Saxthorpe over B1345/B1149 junction at 11:30
Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT 15:45 w/of East Bank in reeds but elusive NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Possible Black Kite s/of Norwich at Swainsthorpe flew sw/over A140 this evng - seen from car NR14 8PH TG221009
Norfolk White Stork Breydon Water (escape) at E/end TG464048
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 8 1st Summer Little Gull & 2 Garganey PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Honey Buzzard E/of Cley flew behind North Foreland Wood at 12:28 then lost to view
Norfolk 2 Common Crane Welney WWT GL2 7BT SO722047


Sunday 2nd June 2013 

Norfolk new from Birdnet.

Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT 15:23 viewable from East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Breydon Water RSPB at e/ end TG464048
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide 16:15 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Spoonbill west over Titchwell RSPB 16;20 PE31 8BB TF759436

Norfolk Osprey flying west Cley NWT 08:50 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Garganey Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's reedbed + Common Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Osprey Titchwell RSPB 11:10 flew s/ along beach PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 12:25 flew se/ NR13 4HS
Norfolk Osprey w/ over Titchwell RSPB 16:20 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Arctic Tern Colney GPs this a/noon
Norfolk Male Goshawk Cley NWT over Hilltop 16:40 then flew s/ NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 5 1st Summer Little Gull Titchwell RSPB today PE31 8BB TF759436

Saturday 1st June 2013

A Pied and a Spotted Flycatcher were again present but elusive. Other birds of note were a Short-eared Owl, 60 Swifts, a Garden Warbler and a Bullfinch. 57 Diamond-back Moths were in the trap among 29 species including Small Elephant Hawk, Purple Bar, White Ermine, Muslin, Cinnabar, V-pug, and Flame Wainscot.

Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT W/of East Bank singing 200yds s/of sluice at 07:45 (not red-spotted bluethroat) NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT W/of East Bank singing 200yds s/of sluice at 09:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT W/of East Bank in reeds 200yds s/of sluice at 11:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT W/of East Bank in reeds 200yds s/of sluice at 11:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT W/of East Bank 200yds s/of sluice at 16:55 but elusive & distant NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Male White-spotted Bluethroat Cley NWT W/of East Bank 200yds s/of sluice at 21:00 but elusive & distant NR25 7SA
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at e/end at 08:25 then flew e/ TG464048
Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Wells on saltmarsh at 11:00
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water 13:40 at e/end TG464048
Norfolk Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point at the Marrams by rusty boat at 13:25 then flew to fenced area TG020430
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Warham Greens s/over Garden Drove at 17:00 + Spoonbill, 3 Pied Flycatcher & Redstart
Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Breydon Water at e/end at 19:10 TG464048

Friday 31st May 2013

A Pied Flycatcher was again on the reserve in the morning but became elusive later on. At least one Spotted Flycatcher was also present. Other birds of note included 3 Cuckoos in the dunes, a male Garden Warbler near the heligoland trap, and 3 Whimbrels on the grazing marshes. Brown Argus, Small Copper and Hairy Hawker were also noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB on fresmarsh from Parrinder Hide showing well + 2 Garganey PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB 10:20 from Parrinder Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point at The Marrams between blue boats at 12:30
Norfolk Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point till 12:35 at The Marrams by blue boats then flew SW/ + 2 Wryneck, Male Red-backed Shrike & Black Redstart
Norfolk Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point 16:10 2/3ml W/of Cley Coastguards 200yds E/of rusty boat then flew W/ + 3 Wryneck
Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Burnham Overy on fence then flew to gorse
Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Burnham Overy by path to gun hill in gorse in field on right at 15:00 showing well
Norfolk Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point 16:50 at The Marrams midway between blue boat & rusty boat at top of beach
Norfolk Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point at The Marrams 50yds E/of blue boat at 17:00 + Wryneck flushed from sueada 200yds E/of blue boat
Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Burnham Overy by track to gun hill in gorse in field by 2nd gate by gate at 17:00
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh but elusive + 5 1st Summer Little Gull, 2 Garganey 1 drk, 2 1st Summer Med Gull, 2 Red-crested Pochard & Bittern in flight PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point 17:40 at Halfway House
Norfolk Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point 19:00 at The Marrams near blue boat
Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Cley NWT 20:15 on W/side of East Bank
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme NWT late mrng TF715449
Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Holme NWT in c/pk at 13:50 TF715449
Norfolk Osprey over Minsmere RSPB IP17 3BY TM473672
 

Thursday 30th May 2013

A Pied Flycatcher and a Spotted Flycatcher were present near the Observatory much of the day, with two Spotted Flycatchers in the NWT car park pm. On the sea 3 Fulmars, 9 Gannets and 13 Little Terns were counted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PROB LITTLE BUNTING BLAKENEY POINT IN PLANTATION BRIEFLY AT 14:45 THEN FLEW TO DUNES

*FEM RED-BACKED SHRIKE BLAKENEY POINT MIDDAY AT THE HOOD

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE E/OF CLEY AT WHALSEY HILLS NOA S/OF A149 IN CORNER OF SNIPES MARSH. VIEW W/OVER FIELD TOWARDS BRAMBLES BY NORTH FORELAND PLANTATION. KEEP TO PUBLIC RIGHTS OF WAY

*FEM RED-BACKED SHRIKE HOLKHAM NNR 300YDS W/OF WASHINGTON HIDE NEAR TRACK

*TEMMINCKS STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH FROM PARRINDER HIDE AT 16:00+SPOONBILL

*OSPREY DERSINGHAM BOG AT 12:15

*2 GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB

*LITTLE GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS MRNG PE31 8BB TF759436

*PIED FLYCATCHER HOLME NOA IN SYCAMORE IN FRONT OF OBS AT 12:15+SPOTTED FLYCATCHER TF717450

*PIED FLYCATCHER HOLME NOA IN C/PK AT 15:15

 

Wednesday 29th May 2013

Two Spotted Flycatchers were near the public car park by the Golf Course, and an Arctic Skua was seen offshore. A male Garden Warbler was singing near the heligoland trap. At Walsey Hills a superb male Red-backed Shrike proved quite a crown pleaser. Observatory moths included Small Elephant Hawk, Cinnabar, Muslin, and Small Waved Umber.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ICTERINE WARBLER BLAKENEY POINT AT PLANTATION EARLY EVNG + FEM RED-BACKED SHRIKE AT THE HOOD

*MARSH WARBLER WELLS WOODS AT ABRAHAMS BOSOM THIS MRNG

*TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH +3 SPOONBILL (1 ON FRESH MARSH, 2 OVER W/), LITTLE STINT, 2 GARGANEY ON PATSYS REEDBED, 6  LITTLE GULL, YELLOW-LEGGED GULL

*RED-BACKED SHRIKE WALSEY HILLS NOA IN CORNER OF SNIPES MARSH 15:20. VIEW W/ ACROSS FIELD BY NORTH FORELAND PLANTATION

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE CLEY NWT JUST N/ OF EAST BANK UNTIL 09:05 WHEN RPTD FLEW S/ OVER A149

*FEM RED-BACKED SHRIKE BLAKENEY POINT 16:05 AT THE HOOD

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE BLAKENEY POINT IN PLANTATION/LUPINS LATE A/NOON +REDSTART

*2 WRYNECK BLAKENEY POINT THIS EVNG - 1 BY WATCH HOUSE, 1 NEAR THE MARRAMS + BLACK REDSTART

*GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL SALTHOUSE BEHIND DUCK POND 16:10

*EAGLE OWL (ESCAPE) KINGS LYNN 13:45 ROOSTING IN TREES IN WALLED GARDEN ON THOMAS ST

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT 09:15 ON THE SERPENTINE

*SPOONBILL BURNHAM OVERY AT GUN HILL THIS EVNG

*OSPREY WELLS-NEXT-THE-SEA FLEW LOW TO S/ 13:55

*DRK GARGANEY SWANPOOL AT N/END OF NATURE RESERVE

*3 AD MED GULL GLANDFORD FOLLOWING PLOUGH BETWEEN GLANDFORD FORD/THREE SWALLOWS PUB

 

Tuesday 28th May 2013

Highlights on the reserve today included a Spoonbill flying east along the broadwater, and a Spotted Flycatcher in the Sycamore by the pond. Five Eider were noted sat on the beach, and a flock of a hundred or so Knot were seen flying past east.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SPOONBILL W/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB

*SPOONBILL HOLME NOA E/ALONG BROADWATER 

*WAXWING HUNSTANTON IN GARDEN AT 20:00

*OSPREY OVER BURNHAM OVERY DUNES AT 08:55

*OSPREY SWANTON MORLEY GPS OVER FISHING PITS AT 17:25 

*7 1s LITTLE GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

Monday 27th May 2013

Seawatching today produced counts of 14 Fulmar, 63 Little Tern, and  44 Sandwich Tern. A Red Kite was the highlight on the reserve,drifting low over the observatory mid morning. The bright sunshine encourage the emergence of several butterfly species, with Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Wall Brown and Small Copper amongst the species recorded, and several Large Red Damselflies were noted around the pond area.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB 19:55 FROM PARRINDER HIDE

 *HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS FROM RAPTOR WATCHPOINT BETWEEN 15:00 & 15:15. TG010302 

*MONTAGU'S HARRIER LANGLEY MARSHES AT 17:05 BUT DISTANT

*2 COMMON CRANE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB AT 10:40

*FEM BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD TILL 07:05 THEN FLEW W/

 

Sunday 26th May 2013

A dark phase Honey Buzzard flew over the Golf Course early morning and a ring-tail Hen Harrier flew out across the Wash. Other birds of note included a Short-eared Owl again early morning at the village hides and a Turtle Dove calling at the west end of the NWT reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NIGHT-HERON W/OVER KELLING HEATH AT 17:17

*BEE-EATER SALTHOUSE N/OF A149 WITH HIRUNDINES 15:55-16:00 THEN FLEW W/

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE S/OF OVERSTRAND AT 19:20. FROM JUNCTION OF MUNDESLEY ROAD & CARR LANE WALK S/ALONG MADAMS LANE & TAKE TRACK LEFT TO VIEW GORSE ON N/SIDE OF FIELD

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE WINTERTON NORTH DUNES BY CONCRETE BLOCKS BUT ELUSIVE

*MALE COMMON ROSEFINCH WEYBOURNE BY BEACH SINGING NEAR MASTS AT 08:00 

*TEMMINCK'S STINT BURNHAM NORTON ON POOLS N/OF VILLAGE

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE AT 19:30 BUT DISTANT+3 SPOONBILL ON BILLYS WASH AT 19:33

 *HONEY BUZZARD HOLME-NEXT-THE-SEA OVER GOLF COURSE EARLY MRNG+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & SHORT-EARED OWL

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT OVER E/END AT 09:45

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+LITTLE GULL.

*WOOD SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON THE SERPENTINE VIEWABLE FROM EAST BANK

*MALE SNOW BUNTING WINTERTON NORTH DUNES ON BREAKWATER N/OF TERN COLONY

*SHORT-EARED OWL TITCHWELL RSPB IN OFF SEA AT 08:10 THEN FLEW S/

 

 

Saturday 25th May 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE ON S/ SIDE OF OVERSTRAND 17:15. FROM JUNCTION MUNDESLEY RD/CARR LANE WALK S/ ON MADAMS LANE THEN FOLLOW TRACK TO GORSE ON N/ SIDE OF FIELD

*TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE + SPOONBILL, 2 LITTLE GULL

*FEM BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON DUNES NNR W/ OF SOUTH DUNES BY ROAD AT WINTERTON VALLEY CHALET PARK

*HONEY BUZZARD OVER HOLKHAM PARK AT 10:00

*AD SPOONBILL STIFFKEY ON SALTMARSH OFF STIFFKEY CAMPSITE WOOD

*IMM SPOONBILL N/OF WELLS FLEW E/NEAR EAST HILLS

*AD SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB

*WOOD SANDPIPER CLEY NWT E/OF EAST BANK ON SERPENTINE EARLY MRNG.   RUDDY SHELDUCK SALTHOUSE E/OF IRON ROAD

*WOOD WARBLER EAST WRETHAM HEATH ALONG LOOP TRAIL SINGING

 

Friday 24th May 2013

Northerly winds made this a cold and quiet day overall, with activity on the sea picking up slightly in the afternoon; 9 Eiders, 600 Common Scoters, 8 Fulmars, 68 Gannets, 5 Little Terns, 8 Sandwich Terns, and 2 Common Terns.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*FEM RED-BACKED SHRIKE CLEY AT 13:10 BY A149 IN ELDER & IVY S/OF SALTPANS VIEWED FROM WEST BANK

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON SERPENTINE VIEWABLE FROM EAST BANK+WOOD WARBLER

*TEMMINCK'S STINT 17:45 TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*1s MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH BY A47 FROM GATE 11 AT 17:05

*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH AT 19:45 *H/LAND 

*CURLEW SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*OSPREY W/OVER S/END OF HUNSTANTON AT 18:15

*LONG-TAILED DUCK PAST CLEY COASTGUARDS BETWEEN 14:30 & 17:00+BONXIE & SKUA SP.

*WOOD WARBLER EAST WRETHAM HEATH ALONG LOOP TRAIL SINGING AT 11:20

 

Thursday 23rd May 2013

Highlights today were 3000 Common Scoters on the sea, a Gannet, 2 Little Terns, 2 Common Terns, 2 Cuckoos, 130+ Swifts, a male White Wagtail feeding in front of the Obs building, and a single Redpoll flying over calling. Four Small Elephant Hawk Moths and a Muslin were in the moth trap.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*FEM RED-BACKED SHRIKE CLEY AT S/END OF WEST BANK NEAR WINDMILL THIS EVNG+WHINCHAT

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE BRIEFLY TILL 09:10 THEN FLEW W/

*1s MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB 19:20 S/OF FISHERMANS C/PK FLEW W/OVER CLAXTON MARSH

*POSS 1s SABINE'S GULL RPTD CLEY W/OF COASTGUARDS THIS MRNG

*AD ROSEATE TERN W/PAST SHERINGHAM AT 09:55

*2 CURLEW SANDPIPER CLEY NWT

*WOOD SANDPIPER CLEY NWT FROM EAST BANK AT 17:00

*2 WOOD SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT

*WOOD SANDPIPER WELNEY WWT

*DRK GARGANEY BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB ON POOL E/OF WINDPUMP AT 16:40

 

Wednesday 22nd May 2013

Highlights today were 6 Eiders, 1300 Common Scoters, and 6 Sandwich Terns on the sea, 23 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Whimbrels, 3 Turtle Doves, and 25 Swifts. A Hariy Dragonfly was seen on the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BEE-EATER WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 11:15 FLEW N/ OVER TOAD POOLS 

*2 (POSS 3) TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH 15:00 + AD-SUM SANDERLING, 2 SPOTTED FLYCATCHER ON MEADOW TRAIL 

*TEMMINCK'S STINT WATTON NR THIS EVNG + WOOD SANDPIPER

*FEM RED-BACKED SHRIKE CLEY NEXT THE SEA 17:50 JUST W/ OF BEACH ROAD 200YDS N/ OF SLUICE

*1s MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB 19:35 OVER RAILWAY N/ OF HIDE

*1s MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER BREYDON WATER RSPB ON SOUTH WALL MARSHES 15:00

*4 LITTLE GULL STIFFKEY FEN THIS A/NOON

*WOOD SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON SERPENTINE FROM EAST BANK 10:50

*WOOD SANDPIPER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

 

Tuesday 21st May 2013 

The Red-backed Shrike was again present on the NWT reserve, with other birds noted included several Whimbrel, Wheatear and a fine summer plumaged Golden Plover. The moth trap was slightly more productive with Spectacled Moth, Sharp-angle Peacock and Yellow Belle all recorded, and butterflies noted included Wall Brown, Peacock and Green-viened White.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE RED-FOOTED FALCON HOLT FLEW OVER ELSDEN CLOSE 18:30

*FEM RED-BACKED SHRIKE 17:00 HOLME NWT

*PECTORAL SANDPIPER 16:45 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE BUT DISTANT & WOOD SANDPIPER OFF EAST BANK 16:35

*TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB 18:00

*NO SIGN NIGHT HERON CLEY THIS EVNG BUT 2 SPOONBILLS FLEW TO CRICKET MARSH 21:25

*MALE LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY BTW END OF EAST BANK & NORTH HIDE 08:30 THEN FLEW WEST

*AD ROSEATE TERN W/PAST KELLING 06:30 & 2 LITTLE GULLS

*1s MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB W/OF FISHERMENS C/PK 17:20

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB & LITTLE STINT

*WOOD WARBLER EAST WRETHAM HEATH ON LOOP TRAIL 17:00

*FEM BLACK REDSTART SALHOUSE RIGHT OF SALHOUSE BROAD PATH 18:00

*3 ARCTIC TERNS CLEY NWT FLEW N/OVER PATS POOL 09:20 & LITTLE GULL ON ARNOLDS MARSH

 

Monday 20th May 2013 

Highlights today included the female Red-backed Shrike still present on the adjacent NWT reserve along with at least two Turtle Doves and a Short -eared Owl. A female Black Redstart around the observatory building was a surprise find late afternoon.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*IMM NIGHT HERON OVER CLEY & LANDED RIGHT OF WINDMILL 21:30

*FEM RED-BACKED SHRIKE HOLME NWT 500YDS W/OF PINES 12:10 & SHORT-EARED OWL

*1s SABINE'S GULL W/OVER KELLING HARD 16:10

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL WAXHAM ON BEACH 19:20

*IMM ICELAND GULL SE/PAST SEA PALLING 13:20

*WOOD WARBLER EAST WRETHAM HEATH ON LOOP TRAIL & REDSTART

*BLACK TERN W/PAST CLEY & 6 ARCTIC TERNS

*BLACK REDSTART HOLME NOA

Sunday 19th May 2013

A beautiful day, highlights were a female Red-backed Shrike on the NWT reserve at the forestry, together with 3 Cuckoos and 3 Turtle Doves, a Whimbrel, 7 Sandwich Terns flying over the Broadwater, 20 Swallows west, a male Garden Warbler singing near the heligoland trap, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 6 Sedge Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers, and a Redpoll sp flying over west. Moths included Small Elephant Hawk Moth, Iron Prominent, Northern Drab, Green Carpet and Waved Umber, while butterflies such as Green Hairstreak, Small Heath, Common Blue and Speckled Wood were recorded.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE RED-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT 16:00 BLAKENEY POINT BTW HALFWAY HOUSE & THE HOOD

*FEM RED-BACKED SHRIKE 16:30 HOLME NWT IN FORESTRY

*FEM/IMM GOLDEN ORIOLE SE/OVER KELLING HEATH 09:25

*MALE GOLDEN ORIOLE TITCHWELL RSPB ON MEADOW TRAIL SINGING 06:10 BRIEFLY

 *1s MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER 16:35 BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB NEAR HORSE PADDOCKS SHOWING WELL

*1s MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER 10:00 BREYDON WATER ON SOUTH WALL MARSHES PAST PUMPHOUSE

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB

*WOOD WARBLER EAST WRETHAM HEATH ON LOOP TRAIL 07:30

*2 FIRECRESTS ESE/OF WAXHAM 300YDS N/OF PIPE DUMP 17:00

*3 ARCTIC TERNS E/THRU BREYDON WATER 08:50

 

Saturday 18th May 2013

With the day at times feeling rather unseasonal and the moth trap only producing three moths, a female Red-backed Shrike on the NWT reserve was a nice consolation. Birds recorded around the observatory area included a Spotted Flycatcher, a female Stonechat, Whimbrel and a Hobby.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE RED-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT BLAKENEY POINT NT 19:35 BETWEEN WATCH HOUSE/THE HOOD

*RINGTAIL MONTAGU'S HARRIER BREYDON WATER 11:40 OVER NORTH WALL

*FEM RED-BACKED SHRIKE HOLME DUNES NWT THIS A/NOON IN SCRUB LEFT OF ACCESS ROAD 500 YDS W/ OF VIS CENTRE

*POSS MARSH WARBLER TITCHWELL RSPB SINGING IN SALLOWS BEYOND FEN HIDE

*IMM GLAUCOUS GULL WAXHAM 19:00 ON BEACH NEAR SHANGRI-LA CHALET

*3 CURLEW SANDPIPER E/ END OF BREYDON WATER

*DRK GARGANEY CLEY NWT 16:22 FROM EAST BANK 

*WOOD WARBLER EAST WRETHAM HEATH ALONG LOOP TRAIL 09:30

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL BREYDON WATER ON NORTH WALL

 

Friday 17th May 2013

An Icterine Warbler trapped and ringed on the reserve this morning was a fantastic surprise, however the bird proved typically elusive with no confirmed sightings after release at 10.45. Otherwise a quiet day with 700 Common Scoters offshore, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Sandwich Terns, 3 Cuckoos, 60 Swifts, and a female Stonechat all recorded. In the moth trap 2 Muslins, 2 Small Elephant Hawk Moths, and 2 Cinnabars were caught.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ICTERINE WARBLER HOLME NOA TRAPPED, RINGED & RELEASED BY THE OBS AT 10:45

*MALE RED-BACKED SHRIKE CLEY NWT TILL MID A/NOON NEAR CATTLE PEN OFF BEACH ROAD THEN FLEW E/& NO FURTHER SIGN

 *AD BLACK BRANT WARHAM GREENS AT N/END OF GARDEN DROVE MID A/NOON WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENTS+SPOONBILL & 2 RING OUZEL

*HONEY BUZZARD 14:48 SWANTON NOVERS FROM RAPTOR WATCHPOINT TQ010302

*2 SPOONBILL WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE

LANCS OSPREY BURNLEY W/OVER HEALDWOOD DRIVE AT 19:00

*SPOONBILL WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE

*WOOD WARBLER 07:15 EAST WRETHAM HEATH BY GREEN TRAIL

*2 MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD AT 10:00

*DRK COMMON SCOTER BARTON BROAD FROM BOARDWALK AT 11:30

*25 PUFFIN CLEY COAST GUARDS PAST BEACH C/PK THIS MRNG

 

Thursday 16th May 2013 

Birds of note today included 5 Cuckoos, 4 Whimbrels and a single Hobby and Wheatear.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NORFOLK FEM RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER BLAKENEY POINT IN PLANTATION AT 20:20 SHOWING WELL

*POSS FEM PALLID HARRIER RPTD CLEY NWT OVER FIELDS BETWEEN CHURCH LANE & OLD WOMENS LANE AT 08:00 THEN FLEW N/ THEN W/ALONG BLAKENEY POINT

*HONEY BUZZARD SWANTON NOVERS FROM RAPTOR WATCHPOINT AT 14:10

*1s MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER W/OVER MORSTON AT 11:45

*1s MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER W/OVER CLEY NWT AT 11:30

*4 SPOONBILL BURGH CASTLE EARLY A/NOON

*4 SPOONBILL BERNEY MARSHES RSPB TILL 12:25 THEN FLEW TOWARDS CANTLEY MARSHES

*4 SPOONBILL BERNEY MARSHES RSPB THIS MRNG 

*2 SPOONBILL BREYDON WATER THIS MRNG

*SPOONBILL WELNEY WWT

*SPOONBILL WARHAM GREENS

*2 WOOD SANDPIPER BRADFORD KAIMS AT 11:35 ON WETLAND N/OF B1341. NU15931

*MALE BLACK REDSTART BLAKENEY ON ROOF OF BLAKENEY HOTEL

*3 BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT

*OSPREY W/PAST CLEY NWT AT 10:05

*OSPREY OVER SALTHOUSE AT 11:45 THEN FLEW W/

*14:15 EAST WRETHAM HEATH SINGING MIDWAY ALONG LOOP TRAIL

*PIED FLYCATCHER TRIMINGHAM IN SCRUB BETWEEN PILGRIM SHELTER & POTTERY

 

Tuesday 14th May 2013

Highlights were 415 Common Scoters, 1 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, 4 Little Terns, 1 Sandwich Tern and a Common Tern west. Also of note were a Whimbrel, 50 Swfits heading west, 120 Swallows, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whitethroats, 6 Sedge Warblers, 8 Reed Warblers, and Wheatear along Thornham Bank near the coal barn.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*FEM MONTAGU'S HARRIER W/OVER KELLING HEATH AT 10:05

*POSS RINGTAIL MONTAGU'S HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB OVER SALTMARSH AT 13:15+SPOONBILL ON FRESHMARSH

*4 SPOONBILL HICKLING BROAD NWT E/OVER RUSH HILL SCRAPE AA13:30

*2 TURTLE DOVE HOLME DUNES THIS A/NOON

*WOOD SANDPIPER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB MID MRNG ON POOL W/OF FISHERMANS C/PK THEN FLEW E/ 

*WOOD WARBLER HORSEY GAP SINGING IN WILLOWS LEFT OF C/PK ENTRANCE TRACK  AT 09:10

 

Monday 13th May 2013 

A blustery day, with bird highlights including 4,000 Common Scoter on the sea, and a Whinchat along the reserve approach road. A Small Elephant Hawkmoth was in the moth trap, and a Green Hairstreak and Large Red Damselfly were around the pond area. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINT 08:30 CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE+CURLEW SANDPIPER & 4 BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL 2 MALE IN EYE FIELD

*NO FURTHER SIGN OF RED-RUMPED SWALLOW NE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM CP OVER GREAT BROAD BY 10:15

*IMM MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB EARLY EVNG W/OF C/PK AT 18:45+WOOD SANDPIPER

*AD SPOONBILL CLEY NWT BY NORTH SCRAPE AT 20:55

*SPOONBILL E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB AT 17:30+LITTLE STINT ON BRACKISH MARSH & 2 ARCTIC TERNS W/

*WOOD WARBLER EAST WRETHAM HEATH ON LOOP TRAIL AT 05:00

*WOOD SANDPIPER SALTHOUSE N/OF A149 BEHIND DUCKPOND

*WOOD SANDPIPER PENSTHORPE WATER FOWL PARK

*LITTLE GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 

 

Sunday 12th May 2013

Highlights today were a male Merlin, a Cuckoo, 500+ Common Scoters, 19 Little Terns and 4 Lesser Whitethroats.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

2 TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE 16:30 + A PATCHILY LEUCISTIC COMMON SWIFT OVER THE MARSHES WITH A WHITE CROWN

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON SALTMARSH 13:15 BUT NO SIGN OF EARLIER BLACK TERNS + RED KITE THRU (WITH THANKS @PAULEELE)

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB ON SALTMARSH 11:50 + 2 BLACK TERN OVER VOLUNTEER MARSH 09:30

*2 GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL (FORM THUNBERGI) BURNHAM NORTON 14:50 IN 1ST CATTLE FIELD BY TRACK TO SEA WALL

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL WINTERTON IN CHALET PARK

*WOOD SANDPIPER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

 

Saturday 11th May 2012

A breezy and quiet day, highlights were a Cuckoo in the paddocks, 25 Swifts in the village, 4 Lesser Whitethroats and 2 Reed Warblers singing.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BEE-EATER CLEY NWT 06:15 W/ OVER THE MARSHES 

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT 20:15 FLEW FROM NORTH SCRAPE TO SIMMONDS SCRAPE

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT 16:00 ON PATS POOL

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB + 2 ARCTIC TERN, LONG-EARED OWL NEAR FEN HIDE 10:30 BUT FLEW INTO SCRUB

*LITTLE STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS EVNG

*2 LITTLE STINT CLEY NWT - 1 ON NORTH SCRAPE, 1 ON ARNOLDS MARSH + 2 BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL, WHINCHAT

*WOOD SANDPIPER AT SEA END OF STIFFKEY FEN

*WOOD SANDPIPER HICKLING BROAD NWT

*GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL (FORM THUNBERGI) CLEY NWT 08:30 +WHITE WAGTAIL

2 GARGANEY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM TOWER HIDE

 

Friday 10th May 2013

Highlights today were a single Whimbrel east over the grazing marsh, a Cuckoo on the NWT reserve, 30+ Swifts through west, a Lesser Whitethroat singing at the west end of the reserve, 2 Whitethroats and a Reed Warbler.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS A/NOON BUT DISTANT

*2 TEMMINCK'S STINT METHWOLD FENS IN AREA WITH NO GENERAL ACCESS AT 10:00

*2s MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*HONEY BUZZARD OVER ST.OLAVES AT 11:28

*3 TURTLE DOVE CHOSELEY DRYING BARNS EARLY AT 18:15

*LITTLE STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE FROM SWAROVSKI HIDE

*3 GARGANEY HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE+2 GREY PLOVER

*RINGTAIL HARRIER SP. CLEY NWT W/OVER WEST BANK AT 09:06

*RINGTAIL HARRIER SP. SW/OVER BREYDON WATER EARLY MRNG

*VELVET SCOTER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB

 

Thursday 9th May 2013

At Redwell Marsh yesterday afternoon a Hobby was hunting and Marsh Harrier, Yellow Wagtail, 20+ Sand Martins, 15 House Martins, 20 Swallows and 14 Swifts were also of interest. A Cetti's Warbler was singing.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT AT E/END OF NORTH SCRAPE THIS A/NOON+RUDDY SHELDUCK

*TEMMINCK'S STINT TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE AT 18:30

*3 DRK GARGANEY HICKLING BROAD NWT ON RUSH HILL SCRAPE AT 10:00

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD+CURLEW SANDPIPER ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE

*WOOD SANDPIPER PENSTHORPE WATER FOWL PARK

 

Wednesday 8th May 2013

A steady trickle of Swallows came through today with at least 30, together with a Hobby through heading east. At least 3 Cetti's Warblers were heard with 2 behind Redwell Marsh, and 5 Wheatears were of note, 4 on the horse grazing near the NWT entrance gate, and one on the east bank at the Observatory. 3 Yellow Wagtails flew through calling, and 4 Redpolls were also heading over.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*8 BEE-EATER RPTD JUST OUTSIDE BRININGHAM IN TREE AND ON WIRES OVER RAPE FIELD UNTIL 13:50 ONLY

*4 TEMMINCK'S STINT CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE FROM SWAROVSKI HIDE+ CURLEW SANDPIPER, WHINCHAT, WHITE WAGTAIL

*FEM MONTAGU'S HARRIER HORSEY 15:15 S/ OVER NELSONS TRACK

*RINGTAIL MONTAGU'S HARRIER BREYDON WATER OVER NORTH WALL 17:50 +2 BLACK TERN EARLY A/NOON

*FEM MONTAGU'S HARRIER NW/ OF ROLLESBY OVER FIELDS 17:20

*SPOONBILL ON SALTMARSH BTWN BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE AND BURNHAM OVERY MIDDAY

*SPOONBILL SALTHOUSE N/ OF DUCKPOND 10:55

*2 MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD + 20 YELLOW WAGTAIL

*3 CURLEW SANDPIPER BREYDON WATER 18:00 FROM SOUTH WALL

*WHINCHAT BLAKENEY POINT 

*BLACK TERN ORMESBY BROAD LATE A/NOON

 

Tuesday 7th May 2013

On the sea at least 2000 Common Scoters were counted together with a single Gannet, 9 Little Terns, 26 Sandwich Terns and 4 Common Terns. A Turtle Dove, 2 Cuckoos, a Short-eared Owl, 4 Swifts, a single Tree Pipit and a single Crossbill were also of note.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET WELNEY WWT 13:00 +SPOONBILL THIS MRNG & WOOD SANDPIPER

*4 TEMMINCK'S STINTS CLEY NWT LATE A/NOON: 3 ON NORTH SCRAPE & 1 ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE

*PUFFIN E/PAST SHERINGHAM

*SPOONBILL E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB 11:00

*OSPREY W/OF KINGS LYNN FLEW OVER A17 / A47 R/BOUT 07:20

*2 BLACK-NECKED GREBES 10:30 FILBY BROAD & 2 GARGANEY

*WOOD SANDPIPER TITCHWELL RSPB THIS A/NOON & DRK GARGANEY ON PATSYS REEDBED

*2 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*AD LITTLE GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 11:25

 

Monday 6th May 2013

Highlights today were 13 Black-tailed Godwits, a Whimbrel, a Greenshank, 8 Little Terns, 4 Sandwich and 4 Common Terns, 30 Swallows west, 3 Reed Warblers a Wheatear and 2 Yellow Wagtails. 2 Green Hairstreaks, a Small Copper and an Orange Tip were also of interest.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s FEM RED-FOOTED FALCON BTW KELLING & WEYBOURNE FLEW NW/OVER MUCKLEBURGH MILITARY COLLECTION C/PK 11:30

*1s FEM WOODCHAT SHRIKE 10:15 CROMER GOLF COURSE 400YDS W/OF LIGHTHOUSE AT HAPPY VALLEY PLAY AREA

*MALE GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL KELLING WATER MEADOWS BRIEFLY THEN FLEW WEST

*PROB MALE GREY-HEADED WAGTAIL WEST RUNTON BY CLIFFTOP C/PK IN CATTLE FIELD 08:20 THEN FLEW WEST

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL HAPPISBURGH ON GROYNE OPP CHURCH BELOW CLIFFS THIS A/NOON

*SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN 12:30 THEN FLEW EAST

*SPOONBILL SALTHOUSE N/OF DUCKPOND 12:00

*2 COMMON CRANES STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*5 BLACK TERNS BARTON BROAD

*BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON BY HERMANUS RESTAURANT

*2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB

*3 LITTLE GULLS HARDLEY FLOOD AT E/END 13:00

*SHORT-EARED OWL CLEY NWT OFF EAST BANK 10:00 & 3 OTTERS

*2 ARCTIC SKUAS E/PAST CROMER

*2 ESCAPED WHITE STORKS (1 COLOUR-RINGED) 11:25 BREYDON WATER AT E/END

*RUDDY SHELDUCK CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD 14:30

 

Sunday 5th May 2013

A relatively quiet day, birds of note included 4 Sand Martins, 115 Swallows, 25 House Martins, a Grasshopper Warbler reeling in the paddocks, 7 Sedge Warblers and 2 Reed Warblers around the Broadwater, and a Wheatear on the east bank.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PURPLE HERON SW/OVER OLD COSTESSEY - NO FURTHER DETAILS

*GREAT WHITE EGRET WELNEY WWT FROM LYLE HIDE & GARGANEY

*WHITE STORK BERNEY MARSHES RSPB VIEWABLE FROM BURGH CASTLE 09:40

*WHITE STORK HALVERGATE MARSHES FLEW S/OVER A47 TWDS BREYDON WATER 07:30

*SPOONBILL W/OVER HOLME 06:30

*OSPREY NW/OVER CLEY NWT 18:05

*MALE FIRECREST 14:45 E/OF CLEY AT WALSEY HILLS NOA

*2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB 14:30

*2 CURLEW SANDPIPERS BREYDON WATER OFF SOUTH WALL

 

Saturday 4th May 2013

Highlights today were 130 Brent Geese, 1 Eider, 1800 Common Scoters, 1 Fulmar, 5 Great Crested Grebes, a Peregrine on the beach, 9 Little Terns, 8 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns, 3 Cuckoos, a Short-eared Owl, 8 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, a female Blackcap, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 9 Whitethroats, 6 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, and 2 Redpoll sp. A flock of more than 40 Yellow Wagtails was on the NWT reserve viewable from the third hide, including at least one Blue-headed Wagtail. Moths included a Northern Drab and a Nutmeg. A single Green Hairstreak was still present.

A Firecrest was at Walsey Hills this afternoon.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 COMMON CRANE STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*SPOONBILL BREYDON WATER

*SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB

*SPOONBILL CLEY NEXT THE SEA ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE + BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL BRIEFLY IN EYE FIELD MID MRNG

*SPOONBILL BERNEY MARSHES RSPB

*DRK RED-CRESTED POCHARD TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH +2 LONG-TAILED DUCK ON THE SEA

*3 BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL FLEW W/ AT SIDESTRAND

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL WINTERTON-ON-SEA JUST W/ OF NORTH DUNES N/ OF LOW ROAD 10:40

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL WEST RUNTON 08:00 THEN FLEW W/ +WHINCHAT

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL HORSEY IN CATTLE FIELD S/ OF HORSEY MILL

*FEM WHINCHAT THETFORD AT NUNNERY LAKES NR

*MALE FIRECREST WALSEY HILLS NOA IN BLACKTHORN W/ OF FOOTPATH 13:40

*WOOD SANDPIPER CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB

*SHORT-EARED OWL HOLME NWT AT FORESTRY 17:55

*SHORT-EARED OWL BTWN SALTHOUSE/WALSEY HILLS NOA 20:30

 

Friday 3rd May 2013

A beautiful sunny day, at least 120 Brent Geese were on the marshes and 20 Teal were also of note. A Little Egret, 4 Whimbrels, 2 Cuckoos, 6 Willow Warblers, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 12 Whitethroats, 8 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Bullfinches were also counted. A Short-eared Owl was hunting the dunes area just west of the NWT visitors centre early morning. 4 Streamers and 2 Ruby Tigers were among the moths recorded, while 2 Green Hairstreaks were near the pond in the afternoon.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON PATS POOL THEN FLEW OFF WEST

*DRK GARGANEY CLEY NWT ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE

*WHINCHAT SALTHOUSE 14:47 ON FENCE NEAR BEACH C/PK

*UNCON RPT SOOTY SHEARWATER W/PAST SHERINGHAM 08:10

 

Thursday 2nd May 2013

A balmy sunny day with a biting wind! Seabirds included 2 Eiders, 1000+ Common Scoters, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Little Terns and 12 Sandwich Terns. 3 Whimbrels flew over, a Turtle Dove was heard in the village, 6 Jays flew over east looking a bit confused, 6 Sand Martins, 10 Swallows, a Cetti's Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 1 Reed Warbler and 2 Bullfinches were also recorded. Moths included a Northern Drab, Streamer and 3 Early Thorns.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK KITE OVER BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE MIDDAY

*2 WHITE STORK BTWN GREAT YARMOUTH/ACLE BY A47 THEN FLEW OFF

*PROB SHORT-TOED LARK HEARD ONLY 08:43 FLYING E/ OVER OVERSTRAND

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH UNTIL 13:15 THEN E/ +WHINCHAT BY SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK

*3 GARGANEY (2 DRK) BREYDON WATER ON NORTH WALL PITS

*7 WHIMBREL BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH 06:54

*2 WOOD SANDPIPER CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB BY RIVER POOL ON POOL BEYOND PUMPHOUSE

 

Wednesday 1st May 2013

Highlights today were 3 Whimbrels flying over, a Cuckoo around the reserve, a single Sand Martin west, 2 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, 4 Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, a Redpoll sp and 6 Crossbills west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*NO SIGN OF 1s WOODCHAT SHRIKE 7MLS WSW/OF SWAFFHAM JUST E/OF BARTON BENDISH 

*SPOONBILL BURNHAM OVERY DUNES W/ OF BOARDWALK + RING OUZEL

*WOOD SANDPIPER CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB THIS EVNG

 

Tuesday 30th April 2013

Highlights today included a reeling Grasshopper Warbler along the East bank of the reserve, a single Whimbrel was noted, and a Tree Sparrow was a surprise find in one of the mist nets.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s WOODCHAT SHRIKE 7MLS WSW/OF SWAFFHAM JUST E/OF BARTON BENDISH E/OF EASTMOOR ROAD IN HEDGE S/OF TRACK. VIEW ONLY FROM ROAD TF722058

*2 WHITE STORKS 1ML W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH BY A47 FROM GATE 82 08:30

*2 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT E/OVER ARNOLDS MARSH 19:55

*244 YELLOW WAGTAILS BURGH CASTLE

*DRK LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON FRESHMARSH & WHITE WAGTAIL

 

Monday 29th April 2013 

On the sea the large scoter flock, c1000 birds, were still present though distant. On the reserve a Redstart was present briefly in the trapping area mid morning, and a female Black Redstart appeared several times during the day on the fence posts outside the observatory building.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK KITE W/OVER BRANCASTER 09:20

*1s WOODCHAT SHRIKE 7MLS WSW/OF SWAFFHAM ESE/OF FINCHAM JUST E/OF BARTON BENDISH E/OF FISHMOOR ROAD 250YDS S/OF BEACHAMWELL ROAD JUNCTION 09:55 TF722058

*WHITE STORK (UN-RINGED) TILL 17:30 N/OF AYLSHAM OFF CROMER ROAD BY POND RIGHT OF HUMPBACK BRIDGE THEN FLEW NNW/ALONG RIVER

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLYS WASH & BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL EARLY MRNG ONLY

*FEM BLACK REDSTART HOLME NOA & REDSTART

 

Sunday 28th April 2013

A surprisingly cold windy day, highlights were two Redstarts around the reserve, a Reed Warbler trapped and ringed, 2 Willow Warblers and a Blackcap, on the sea 3 Eiders, 1000+ Common Scoters, and 7 Sandwich Terns, and flying over were 2 Whimbrels, a Swift, and a Yellow Wagtail. A Cuckoo was around the recording area.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WOODCHAT SHRIKE MID A/NOON 7MLS WSW/OF SWAFFHAM ESE/OF FINCHAM JUST E/OF BARTON BENDISH E/OF FISHMOOR ROAD 250YDS S/OF BEACHAMWELL ROAD JUNCTION TF722058

*2 DOTTEREL TILL 11:00 JUST NE/OF RINGSTEAD BY GREEN LANE WITH GOLDEN PLOVERS THEN FLEW OFF NORTH

*WHITE STORK OVER BREYDON WATER

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD & MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL BY EAST BANK

*FIRECREST GREAT YARMOUTH AT SAINSBURYS

*MALE RING OUZEL BLAKENEY AT FRIARY HILLS NT

 

 

Saturday 27th April 2013

A cold start but with some warm sunshine later, seawatching produced a female Eider, 750 Common Scoters, and 2 Little Terns. Also of interest was a Cuckoo, a Cetti's Warbler singing, a Lesser Whitethroat at the forestry on the NWT reserve, 2 Whitethroats on the east bank, a female Redstart was in the corner of Redwell Marsh on the fence posts, and a total of 9 Yellow Wagtails flew over. 3 Wheatears were near the approach road through the dunes and a single Tree Pipit was heard. A Siskin was calling over the pines. Moths included 5 Streamers and 7 Early Thorns.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WOODCHAT SHRIKE THIS A/NOON 7MLS WSW/OF SWAFFHAM ESE/OF FINCHAM AT BARTON BENDISH N/OF BEACHAMWELL ROAD / EASTMOOR ROAD JUNCTION TF722058

*MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER BTW BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE/BURNHAM NORTON EARLY A/NOON

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL WHITLEY BAY OPP MINI GOLF BUILDING ON SEAWEED AT BASE OF CLIFFS

*MALE WHINCHAT BREYDON WATER AT SOUTH WALL C/PK

*RED-CRESTED POCHARD TITCHWELL RSPB +2 LITTLE GULL

*WHINCHAT GRAMBOROUGH HILL

 

Friday 26th April 2013

A quieter day and cooler with showers, but still of note were a Cuckoo along the approach road, a Black-tailed Godwit over the grazing marsh, 4 Whimbrels, 2 Sandwich Terns, 1 Swift, 20 Swallows, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Whitethroats, 8 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler singing, and a single Yellow Wagtail over calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WOODCHAT SHRIKE 18:15 7MLS WSW/OF SWAFFHAM ESE/OF FINCHAM AT BARTON BENDISH N/OF BEACHAMWELL ROAD / EASTMOOR ROAD JUNCTION BUT DISTANT TF722058

*AD PURPLE HERON 17:35 JUST NW/OF FILBY AT ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD AT END OF BOARDWALK THEN FLEW NW/ALONG CHANNEL. USE C/PK AT W/END OF FILBY BRIDGE & WALK N/ALONG BOARDWALK

*PURPLE HERON N/OF THETFORD FLEW W/OVER A11 12:45

*2 WHITE STORKS 1ML W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH BY A47 E/OF STRACEY MILL LATE MRNG

 

Thursday 25th April 2013

A warm breezy day with south-westerlies producing some migration; a Greenshank, at least 1 Cuckoo, 6+ Swifts west, 30 Swallows, 45 House Martins, 10 Yellow Wagtails, 8 Pied/White Wagtails, 10 Tree Pipits flying over calling, 60+ Meadow Pipits and a single Siskin were counted. Also of note today were a Jay, Cetti's Warbler, 15 Chiffchaffs, 30 Willow Warblers, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 15 Whitethroats, 8 Sedge Warblers, a Ring Ouzel still present in Holme village, and a single Redwing.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s FEM CITRINE WAGTAIL CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD BRIEFLY 10:15

*FEM/1s MALE CITRINE WAGTAIL KELLING OVER WATER MEADOWS 09:30, THEN FLEW TWDS QUAGS & THEN FLEW OFF WEST

*WOODCHAT SHRIKE 7MLS WSW/OF SWAFFHAM ESE/OF FINCHAM AT BARTON BENDISH VIEWABLE FROM ROAD THIS MRNG ONLY

*GREAT WHITE EGRET WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE

*SERIN N/OVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS EARLY MRNG

*2 WHITE STORKS 1ML W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH ON WIRES S/OF A47 08:30

 

Wednesday 24th April 2013

Another pleasant day, with warm weather providing some spring birds; a Firecrest was again around the Observatory reserve but mobile throughout the day, 25 Swallows, a House Martin, a Cetti's Warbler, 20 Chiffchaffs, 25 Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warblers, a Reed Warbler, 3 Wheatears, 8 Yellow Wagtails, a Redpoll sp and 2 Bullfinches were also recorded. Moths included an Early Thorn and 2 Early Greys.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER 16:00 HOLKHAM VIEWABLE FROM BONES DRIFT

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT E/OF WEST BANK

*FIRECREST HOLME NOA THIS A/NOON

*3 RING OUZELS HOLME IN PADDOCK BY VILLAGE HIDES & 10 WHIMBREL

*2 RING OUZELS W/OVER SHERINGHAM THIS MRNG

*MALE RING OUZEL NORTHREPPS

*2 FEM GARGANEY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*MALE HEN HARRIER N/OVER KELLING HEATH 12:25

 

Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Highlights today were a Greenshank, a Firecrest, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtails and a single Siskin.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 WHITE STORKS BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL OPP PUMPHOUSE EARLY MRNG

*2 COMMON CRANES N/OF HADDISCOE AT THORPE MARSHES 14:30 THEN FLEW NW/TWDS REEDHAM

*IMM SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH 07:45

*BLACK REDSTART GREAT YARMOUTH ON SOUTH BEACH BY ROLLERCOASTER

*LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER SANTON DOWNHAM BY RIVER 150YDS DOWNSTREAM OF BRIDGE

 

Monday 22nd April 2013

Highlights today were 4 Whimbrel west, a Swift over, 3 Sand Martins, 24 Swallows, 1 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaffs, 8 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, and 8 Yellow Wagtails west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED KITE CIRCLING OVER BURNHAM NORTON 09:20

*OSPREY WORMEGAY DRIFTED N/OVER A134 08:45

*2+WHIMBREL HOLKHAM AT N/END OF LADY ANNS DRIVE ON W/SIDE 09:55

*WOOD WARBLER BLICKLING HALL LAKE IN MAIN C/PK BRIEFLY 17:30

 

Sunday 21st April 2013

Afemale Black Redstart and a male Common Redstart were in the car park areas and on the NWT reserve during the day, showing well at times. On the sea, 41 Eiders and 7 Sandwich Terns were of note, while passage migrants included a Jay, 3 Sand Martins, 12 Swallows, 12 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, 20 Blackcaps, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling in the dunes on the NWT reserve, 4 Sedge Warblers singing, 13 Yellow Wagtails over west, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Bramblings calling, and 6 Siskins. A Firecrest was at the village hides in Holme, where the Ring Ouzel was present initially and then headed off during the morning.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET N/OF DEREHAM 1ML S/OF WORTHING CHURCH BY MINOR ROAD TO HOE 15:55

*GLAUCOUS GULL WEST RUNTON BY CLIFFS 15:40

*MALE RING OUZEL HOLME

*FIRECREST SNETTISHAM N/OF C/PK CONIFERS IN BUCKTHORN & REDSTART

*SUM'PL SLAVONIAN GREBE FILBY BROAD FROM BOARDWAK 17:55

*FEM BLACK REDSTART HOLME

*TREE PIPIT FELBRIGG HALL NT BY NEW PATH TO LAKE FOR 2ND DAY & WHINCHAT BEHIND SAWMILL COTTAGE

*MALE PIED FLYCATCHER HEMSBY AT KINGS LOKE 08:50

*29 WAXWINGS TAVERHAM AT KINGSWOOD AVENUE / THE CAIRNS 17:00 THEN FLEW TWDS FAKENHAM ROAD

 

Saturday 20th April 2013

Highlights today were 12 Sandwich Terns east along the Broadwater, a female Firecrest in the sycamore opposite the obs building, a Common Crane over the car park, a Cetti's Warbler singing, 8 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Whitethroats, 4 Sedge Warblers, 1 Tree Sparrow west, 3 Yellow Wagtails west, 2 Redpoll sp over calling, and 2 Crossbills in the pines. Moth of the day was an Oak Beauty.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HORSEY S/ OF NELSON HEAD TRACK BUT DISTANT

*2 GLOSSY IBIS REPTD BREYDON WATER RSPB RE-IDENTIFIED AS SACRED IBISES

*7 COMMON CRANE OVER NORTHREPPS 10:19

*7 COMMON CRANE W/OVER WEYBOURNE 11:03

*7 COMMON CRANE OVER STIFFKEY AT 11:31

*7 COMMON CRANE OVER TITCHWELL RSPB TWDS BRANCASTER 12:15

*7 COMMON CRANE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB OVER THE SEA 12:29

*2 COMMON CRANE FLEW OVER WELNEY WWT AT 12:40 + 2 GARGANEY (1 DRK)

*2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD TITCHWELL RSPB ON PATSYS REEDBED +2 WHIMBREL ON SALTMARSH

*11 ARCTIC TERN THRU BREYDON WATER RSPB

*FIRECREST TRAPPED/RINGED WAXHAM 06:45

*2 RING OUZEL 300YDS S/ OF WALSEY HILL NOA 

*2 RING OUZEL HOLME IN LARGE FIELD TWDS VILLAGE HIDES

*FEM REDSTART SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK

*DRK GARGANEY HOCKWOLD WASHES FROM EMBANKMENT

 

Friday 19th April 2013

Early rain brought down some migrants with at least 4 Whimbrels over calling, 2 Swallows, 25 Chiffchaffs, 40 Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers, a Yellow Wagtail, a Brambling, 2 Siskins and a single Redpoll sp over. Also of note were at least 4 Redstarts around the NWT reserve, and a Ring Ouzel in fields near the village hides at Holme Marsh.

Insects today included the first decent moth catch with 2 Hebrew Characters, 2 Common Quakers, 1 Red Chestnut, 1 Powdered Quaker, 1 Small Quaker, and 2 Diurnia flagella caught. A Green Hairstreak, a Green-veined White, 2 Peacocks, a male Emperor moth and a Large Red Damselfly were also noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 WHITE STORKS BERNEY MARSHES RSPB

*2 WHITE STORKS OVER HALVERGATE ISLAND 11:20 & 2 COMMON CRANES OVER. PLEASE NOTE 4 FREE-FLYING WHITE STORKS RECENTLY AT THRIGBY HALL

*NO SIGN WHITE STORK W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH N/OF A47 FROM GATE 80 BY 05:50

*RINGTAIL MONTAGU'S HARRIER W/OVER NORTHREPPS 07:35

*3 COMMON CRANES N/OVER BRADWELL 12:30

*2 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT

*LONG-EARED OWL HEMSBY AT KINGS LOKE

*LONG-EARED OWL WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES

*2 BLACK REDSTARTS GREAT YARMOUTH ON SOUTH BEACH

*SLAVONIAN GREBE FILBY BROAD

*RING OUZEL BURGH CASTLE

*RING OUZEL HOLME MARSH IN FIELDS NEAR VILLAGE HIDES

*FIRECREST WINTERTON IN ALLOTMENTS BEHIND CHURCH

*FIRECREST GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY 07:50

*3 GARGANEY HICKLING BROAD NWT NEAR RUSH HILL SCRAPE THEN FLEW TWDS SWIM COOTS

*2 ARCTIC TERNS WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD 08:30

*38+WAXWINGS TAVERHAM ON KINGSWOOD AVENUE 08:45 THEN FLEW S/OVER A1067

 

Thursday 18th April 2013

Highlights today were at least 2 Redstarts with one on the NWT car park in the afternoon. Also of note were a male Sedge Warbler singing along the east bank, 10 Yellow Wagtails in the horse paddocks behind the NWT hides, and at least 6 Siskins flying over calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE STORK W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH N/OF A47 FROM GATE 80 AT 19:20

*25 WAXWING NORWICH OFF GEORGES STREET BRIEFLY BEHIND PLAYHOUSE BY RIVER. NR3 1AB

*OSPREY SCULTHORPE

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL KELLING WATER MEADOWS+40 WHITE WAGTAIL

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL SALTHOUSE THIS EVNG+7 WHITE WAGTAIL

*LITTLE GULL BARTON BROAD+8 ARCTIC TERN

*2 ARCTIC TERNS WROXHAM BROAD

*10 WHITE WAGTAIL TITCHWELL RSPB+2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD 1DRK

 

Wednesday 17th April 2013

Highlights today were 500 Common Scoters, 2 Whimbrels, 1 Cuckoo, 40+ Swallows, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warblers, 6 Ring Ouzels, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Stonechat, 2 Wheatears, 1 Tree Sparrow, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Siskins, and 2 Yellowhammers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALPINE SWIFT LOPHAM FEN JUST E/ OF THE B113 ENTRANCE AT WEST END OF THE RES THIS EVNG

*WHITE STORK SW/ OVER BREYDON WATER MID MRNG

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH AT TF876449 11:00

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD S/ OVER HORSEY GAP 10:50

Tuesday 16th April 2013

A quieter day, 2 Firecrests were still present, 3 Sand Martins and 70 Swallows, 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 1 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Wheatears, 1 Tree Pipit and a single Siskin were recorded during the day.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PURPLE HERON WINTERTON NORTH DUNES AT N/END BY TOAD POOLS 07:30 THEN FLEW SSW +ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 12:10 & 4 RING OUZELS

*MALE BLUETHROAT HOPTON-ON-SEA ON UNDERCLIFF BELOW GOLF COURSE SINGING MID MRNG & FIRECREST

*LONG-EARED OWL WINTERTON SOUTH VALLEY ON W/SLOPE 150YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT

*2 MALE RING OUZELS HUNSTANTON IN 2nd FIELD BTW SEARLES SITE & SEARLES GOLF COURSE

*2 RING OUZELS TITCHWELL RSPB

*RING OUZEL S/OF WELLS 1.5MLS E/OF B1105 ON WIGHTON ROAD ON S/SIDE OF ROAD 11:00

*4+FIRECRESTS CLEY

*FIRECREST HOLME NOA BEHIND OBS IN PINES 10:15

*2 ARCTIC TERNS PENTNEY GPs 19:00

*NIGHTINGALE WHITLINGHAM C.P ON N/SHORE OF GREAT BROAD 12:30

*2 REDSTARTS EAST WRETHAM HEATH BY LANGMERE HIDE MID MRNG

*30 WAXWINGS NORWICH BY TURNER ROAD BRIEFLY 12:50

Monday 15th April 2013

Highlights today were a Red Kite, 42 Red-breasted Mergansers, a 2nd Yr Glaucous Gull at Gore Point, 10 Sandwich Terns, 3 Firecrests, 15 Sand Martins, 60 Swallows, 10 House Martins, 4 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 1 Blackcap, a male Redstart on the NWT reserve, 20 Yellow Wagtails on the grazing marshes, a single Brambling, 2 Redpoll sp and a Blue-headed Wagtail in the horse paddocks at the west end of Holme Dunes.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WRYNECK SE/OF NORWICH S/OF KIRBY BEDON ON KIRBY ROAD TILL 18:15 THEN FLEW TOWARDS CHURCHYARD

*2 LITTLE GULL BARTON BROAD

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*11 RING OUZEL OVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS BETWEEN 06:30 & 09:45 

*RING OUZEL  STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB IN TREES S/OF RIVER+2 MED GULL FROM TOWER HIDE

*3 FIRECREST 13:38 HOLME NOA 2 IN PINES BY THE OBS & 1 NEAR PAY HUT ALONG ENTRANCE TRACK

*BLACK REDSTART NORTHREPPS+WHITE WAGTAIL

*MALE LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER 08:40 SANTON DOWNHAM 1/2ML DOWNSTREAM OF BRIDGE BY RIVER IN POPLARS

*MALE HEN HARRIER BREYDON WATER OFF SOUTH WALL

*NIGHTINGALE WHITLINGHAM CP SINGING ON N/SIDE OF MAIN BROAD

Sunday 14th April 2013

Highlights today were 2 Red-breasted Mergansers west, a Little Ringed Plover west over Holme Village, 9 Wheatears between the Golf Course and the beach huts at Hunstanton, 4 Sandwich and 4 Common Terns through, 45 Sand Martins, 57 Swallows, 6 House Martins, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Woodlarks over west, 2 Ring Ouzels west, 25 Fieldfares west, 60 Redwings west, a Black Redstart in the disabled car park, 17 Yellow Wagtails, 35 Siskins, and 1 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

FEM RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL HORSEY SHOWING WELL 200M N/ OF HORSEY GAP C/PK 17:15

*19 WAXWING THETFORD IN TOWN CENTRE ALONG LONDON RD 11:40

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY MARSHES NWT IN EYE FIELD 11:30

*JUV RED KITE DRIFTING ALONG COAST (OVER BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH 09:30) + PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY MARSHES NWT ON EYE FIELD POOL, RING OUZEL BTWN SHERINGHAM AND WEYBOURNE

*2 RING OUZEL BRADWELL ON HARPERS LANE NR31 9EL

*RING OUZEL WEYBOURNE IN FIELD BY THE MUCKLEBURGH COLLECTION ENTRANCE 08:00

*RING OUZEL WINTERTON DUNES NNR IN SOUTH DUNES

*RING OUZEL GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY

*DRK GARGANEY HOCKWOLD WASHES

*3 WHIMBREL BREYDON WATER +WHITE WAGTAIL, WHITETHROAT

*FIRECREST WALSEY HILL NOA

*16 YELLOW WAGTAIL HOLME NOA W/ BY MIDDAY +2 RING OUZEL (OVER THE PADDOCKS), 40 SAND MARTIN, 43 SWALLOW, 2 HOUSE MARTIN, 12 SANDWICH TERN, 60 REDWING, 25 FIELDFARE

*BLACK REDSTART HOLME NOA FLEW TWDS HOLME NWT THIS MRNG, +LITTLE RINGED PLOVER OVER VILLAGE, 1 TREE SPARROW

*5000+ BLACKBIRD E/ OVER CROMER THIS EVNG WITH SIMILAR NUMBERS AT OTHER COASTAL SITES

*5 SHORT-EARED OWL WINTERTON DUNES NNR IN NORTH DUNES

 

Saturday 13th April 2013

Another good day of bird movement with a Black Redstart again on the NWT reserve together with a Firecrest at Gore Point and 2 Ring Ouzels, one in the forestry and one in the village, a Wheatear was also present and a Nuthatch in the paddocks was unusual. Around and over the Observatory were a Red Kite east, 2 Tree Pipits, 6+ Yellow Wagtails, 10 Pied Wagtails, 2 White Wagtails, 19 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 13 Sand Martins, 1 Redpoll sp, 1 Jay, 16 Siskins, 8 Tree Sparrows, 8 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler ringed, 8+ Chiffchaffs, 25 Goldcrests, 1 Blackcap, 70 Redwings, 40 Blackbirds, a Song Thrush, 4 Bullfinches and 6 Reed Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK S/OVER KEN HILL MARSH LATE MRNG

*8 COMMON CRANE HORSEY

*8 COMMON CRANE WINTERTON DUNES 

*AD SPOONBILL CLEY MARSHES NWT 17:25 ON POOL HALFWAY DOWN EYE FIELD +DRK GARGANEY ON NORTH SCRAPE

*KITTIWAKE WHILTLINGHAM CP ON GREAT BROAD

*2 GARGANEY ROCKLAND BROAD ON SMALL POOL ON MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM RIVERBANK

*DRK GARGANEY CLEY MARSHES NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*3 MALE RING OUZEL SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK NE/OF C/PK

*MALE RING OUZEL HEMSBY AT KINGS LOKE

*2 BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON DUNES +REDSTART

*BLACK REDSTART GORLESTON CLIFFS

*BLACK REDSTART GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY

*2 KNOT BUCKENHAM MILL+ WOODLARK FLEW W/

*RED KITE E/ PAST HOLME NOA TODAY+2 RING OUZEL , 2 TREE PIPIT W/, 6+ YELLOW WAGTAIL W/, 19 SWALLOW, 2 HOUSE MARTIN, 13 SAND MARTIN, 16 SISKIN W/, WHEATEAR HOLME NOA IN DUNES, FIRECREST AT GORE POINT HOLME NWT, BLACK REDSTART, 8 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 70 REDWING, 2 WHITE WAGTAILS W/

 

Friday 12th April 2013

A good passage of common migrants including Blackbirds, 20 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 12 Sand Martins, 20 Swallows, 15 Blackcaps, 10 Song Thrushes, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 2 Ring Ouzels over the forestry on the NWT reserve, a Tree Pipit west over the Obs, a Brambling calling in the pines, and 24 Red-breasted Mergansers west offshore were the highlights. A Black Redstart was in the NWT car park.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*STONE-CURLEW CLEY MARSHES NWT FLEW TOWARDS EAST BANK 09:57

*OSPREY OVER TITCHWELL RSPB +HEN HARRIER

*GOSHAWK GREAT YARMOUTH IN OFF THE SEA 15:00 THEN INLAND OVER KITCHENER RD 

*7 WAXWING NORWICH ON ST CLEMENTS HILL UNTIL 17:15 WHEN FLEW W/

*DRK GARGANEY WELNEY WWT EARLY A/NOON

*ARCTIC TERN BARTON BROAD +4 LITTLE GULL & 3 COMMON SCOTER

*LITTLE GULL COLNEY GPS LATE A/NOON

*RING OUZEL WEYBOURNE IN FIELD BY THE MUCKLEBURGH COLLECTION ENTRANCE ALL DAY 

*FEM RING OUZEL HEACHAM SOUTH BEACH S/END OF CHALETS 11:30 +2 BLACK REDSTART

*MALE RING OUZEL NORTHREPPS IN FIELD

*BLACK REDSTART CLEY BY AI49 ON ROOF W/OF WARDENS HOUSE 

*BLACK REDSTART BEESTON REGIS IN FIELD N/OF CHURCH AT 12:30

*SHORT-EARED OWL STIFFKEY OFF CAMPSITE C/PK

*WOODLARK WINTERTON NORTH DUNES EARLY MRNG

*FIRECREST HOPTON-ON-SEA ALONG CLIFFS THIS EVNG

 

Thursday 11th April 2013 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL EDGEFIELD IN FIELD OPPOSITE LANDFILL AT 09:00

*2w ICELAND GULL 14:25 BETWEEN WINTERTON & HORSEY DRIFTING /N ON SEA N/OF TANK BLOCKS

*2w ICELAND GULL WINTERTON NORTH DUNES ON BEACH OPPOSITE TOAD POOLS EARLY A/NOON BUT MOBILE

*2 WAXWING HEMSBY ON BEACH ROAD AT 07:05

*3 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT THIS MRNG+4 COMMON TERN

*2 COMMON CRANE W/OVER BITTERING AT 15:20

*FIRECREST 10:00 WELLS WOOD IN THE DELL

*LITTLE GULL BARTON BROAD+SCAUP

*MALE RING OUZEL WEYBOURNE IN FIELD W/OF ENTRANCE TO MUCKLEBURGH COLLECTION

*BLACK REDSTART 09:30 BEESTON BUMP BUT MOBILE

*2 BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON NORTH DUNES

*2 FEM LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER 10:10 SANTON DOWNHAM BY RIVER 3/4ML UPSTREAM OF BRIDGE

*PURPLE SANDPIPER 14:35 CLEY NWT ON POOL IN EYE FIELD

Wednesday 10th April 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SEA PALLING AT 11:20

*MALE RING OUZEL WEYBOURNE IN FIELD W/OF MUCKLEBURGH COLLECTION AT MIDDAY

*MALE BLACK REDSTART BREYDON WATER+MALE HEN HARRIER

*BLACK REDSTART 10:15 OLD HUNSTANTON BETWEEN DUNES & GOLF COURSE 200YDS NE/OF LAST BEACH HUT TF689433

*MALE BLACK REDSTART W/OF BEESTON BUMP ON PUTTING GREEN AT MIDDAY

*BLACK REDSTART GREAT YARMOUTH AT HUMBERSTONE FARM

*RING OUZEL BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE AT END OF SEA WALL

*ARCTIC TERN BARTON BROAD+6 LITTLE GULL & SCAUP

*SPOTTED REDSHANK BOWTHORPE MARSH LNR

 

Tuesday 9th April 2013

Highlights today were 7 Pink-footed Geese, an Eider, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Fulmar and a Great Crested Grebe on the sea, a Red Kite drifted through, 23 Avocets were of note, and a Wheatear was seen, together with a single Tree Sparrow over east.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SEA PALLING THIS EVNG +2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS & SNOW BUNTING

*2 GARGANEY HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH LATE MRNG

*LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*RING OUZEL WEYBOURNE AT FOXHILLS CAMPSITE 17:00

*FEM RING OUZEL KELLING 07:15 THEN FLEW WEST

*RING OUZEL BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 100YDS W/OF BOARDWALK 10:20

*PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD

*RED-THROATED DIVER SNETTISHAM RSPB ON LAGOON NEAR ROOST HIDE

*14 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH BY PLEASURE BEACH & 2 BLACK REDSTARTS

 

Monday 8th April 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GLAUCOUS GULL BREYDON WATER 15:00 THEN FLEW EAST

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SEA PALLING ON BEACH N/OF RAMP 13:00

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL EDGEFIELD IN FIELD OPP TIP 12:00

*SPOONBILL E/OVER BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE 16:05

*2 COMMON CRANES SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK E/OF SEA WALL 19:00 THEN FLEW EAST

*GOSHAWK S/OVER WINTERTON EARLY MRNG

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*MALE FIRECREST HOLKHAM 150 W/OF LADY ANNS DRIVE 19:10

*13 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH OPP PLEASURE BEACH ON HARBORD CRESCENT 14:05

 

Sunday 7th April 2013 

We had a Black Redstart in the car park and 4 Chiffchaffs. Maybe spring is on the way after all!

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SEA PALLING ON BEACH S/OF RAMP 12:30 

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL EDGEFIELD BY TIP 08:55 THEN FLEW TO TIP 

*GLAUCOUS GULL S/PAST HEMSBY 11:50+TREE PIPIT N/OVER

*WOODLARK HORSEY BY NELSON HEAD TRACK+HEN HARRIER

*BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON NORTH DUNES BY TOTEM POLE 

*BLACK REDSTART HOLME NWT BY ENTRANCE TRACK 10:30

*PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD 

 

Saturday 6th April 2013

NORFOLK NEW FROM BIRDNET

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE S/OVER BURGH CASTLE 13:20

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE S/OVER WINTERTON THIS A/NOON

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE NORTHREPPS SE/OVER HUNGRY HILL 11:45 

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE E/OVER KELLING HEATH 11:10

*WHITE STORK BREYDON WATER OVER HUMBERSTONE FARM 

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE JUST E/OF SOUTH+NORTH CREAKE OFF MINOR ROAD TO EGMERE SE/OF HAGGARDS LODGE CROSSROADS VIEWABLE FROM TRACK TO WATERDEN FARM 12:20 TF878372

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SEA PALLING 1/2 ML N/OF SLIPWAY 

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE WELNEY WWT FROM OBS 13:00

*MALE HEN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB

*2 GARGANEY (1 DRK) GREAT YARMOUTH AT BURE PARK

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER S/PAST HEMSBY 06:55+1w LITTLE GULL N/PAST 08:15

*17 LITTLE GULL BREYDON WATER AT E/END+WHIMBREL

*WHOOPER SWAN E/OF ACLE BY A47

*RED KITE N/OVER BREYDON WATER 08:15

*2 SCAUP WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT SANDRINGHAM ON PRINCESS DRIVE 100YDS E/OF A149 07:30

 

Friday 5th April 2013

With North-easterly winds still blowing there was little of note on the reserve today, though the sunshine appearing did encourage some bird song. Four Common Buzzards were seen spiralling in the brief thermals created, a reflection again on this species growth in the area, and two Sparrowhawks were also noted.

NORFOLK  NEWS FORM BIRDNET

*SPOONBILL OVER HOCKWOLD WASHES AT 08:05

*5 WAXWING NORWICH OFF GEORGES STREET BEHIND PLAYHOUSE BY RIVER AT 16:55. NR3 1AB

*7+WAXWING THETFORD IN TREES BEHIND WILKINSONS CAR PARK AT 15:30

*8+WAXWING 11:35 NORWICH OFF DEREHAM ROAD ON DOURO PLACE

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE WELNEY WWT FROM WING HIDE AT 10:00

*2 GARGANEY 1 DRK GREAT YARMOUTH THIS EVNG AT BURE PARK

 

 

Thursday 4th April 2013 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*40 WAXWING TAVERHAM E/ALONG KINGSWOOD AVENUE AT 15:55

*20 WAXWING NORWICH OFF GEORGES STREET BEHIND PLAYHOUSE BY RIVER THIS A/NOON. NR3 1AB

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL EDGEFIELD TILL 08:45 IN FIELD OPPOSITE LANDFILL SITE THEN FLEW ONTO LANDFILL SITE

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+SPOTTED REDSHANK ON VOLUNTEER MARSH

*LONG-EARED OWL GREAT YARMOUTH 19:30 AT BURE PARK ON ISLAND IN LAKE S/OF C/PK+2 GARGANEY 1DRK

*BLACK REDSTART BURGH CASTLE ALONG TRACK TO CHURCH FARM MARSH

*SNOW BUNTING BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL

 

Wednesday 3rd April 2013

A Pine Beauty was in the moth trap and the flock of around 10 Crossbills was again in the area of the Firs.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE EGMERE IN HEDGES SE/OF THE CROSSROADS AT HAGGARDS LODGE MIDDAY

*4 AD LITTLE GULL N/PAST GORLESTON-ON-SEA EARLY A/NOON

*PAIR GARGANEY GREAT YARMOUTH AT BURE PARK

*8 WAXWING NORWICH BY RIVER BEHIND THE PLAYHOUSE

 

Tuesday 2nd April 2013

With the sun out and another moth in the trap (Common Quaker ) as well as the first Comma Butterfly of the year seen , one could have been fooled into thinking spring had finally arrived. Highlights today included at least two summer plumaged Shags on the sea, along with a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers. Two Little Egrets were along the broadwater, a male Stonechat was on the east bank and two Brambling were around the trapping area.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE NW/OVER ROYDON COMMON NWT 18:30

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST TG458010

*2w CASPIAN GULL SEA PALLING IN FIELD LATE MRNG & 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL EDGEFIELD IN FIELD E/OF TIP 16:35

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS 08:30

*2 GARGANEY (DRK+FEM) GREAT YARMOUTH IN BURE PARK

*SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB & 2 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS

*9 AD LITTLE GULLS E/PAST CLEY THIS MRNG & PIRPLE SANDPIPER ON EYE FIELD

*12 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON DEREHAM ROAD BEHIND BLOCKBUSTER

*5 WAXWINGS NORWICH BEHIND THE PLAYHOUSE BY RIVER

Monday 1st April 2013

Highlights today on the sea included 300 Common Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and single Kittiwake and Fulmar. A Peregrine was seen over the Grazing Marsh as was a single Little Egret and Barn Owl, and unbelievably a moth (Hebrew Character) was found in the moth trap !. 

Tuesday 30th April 2013

Highlights today included a reeling Grasshopper Warbler along the East bank of the reserve, a single Whimbrel was noted, and a Tree Sparrow was a surprise find in one of the mist nets.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s WOODCHAT SHRIKE 7MLS WSW/OF SWAFFHAM JUST E/OF BARTON BENDISH E/OF EASTMOOR ROAD IN HEDGE S/OF TRACK. VIEW ONLY FROM ROAD TF722058

*2 WHITE STORKS 1ML W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH BY A47 FROM GATE 82 08:30

*2 SPOONBILLS CLEY NWT E/OVER ARNOLDS MARSH 19:55

*244 YELLOW WAGTAILS BURGH CASTLE

*DRK LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON FRESHMARSH & WHITE WAGTAIL

 

Monday 29th April 2013 

On the sea the large scoter flock, c1000 birds, were still present though distant. On the reserve a Redstart was present briefly in the trapping area mid morning, and a female Black Redstart appeared several times during the day on the fence posts outside the observatory building.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK KITE W/OVER BRANCASTER 09:20

*1s WOODCHAT SHRIKE 7MLS WSW/OF SWAFFHAM ESE/OF FINCHAM JUST E/OF BARTON BENDISH E/OF FISHMOOR ROAD 250YDS S/OF BEACHAMWELL ROAD JUNCTION 09:55 TF722058

*WHITE STORK (UN-RINGED) TILL 17:30 N/OF AYLSHAM OFF CROMER ROAD BY POND RIGHT OF HUMPBACK BRIDGE THEN FLEW NNW/ALONG RIVER

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON BILLYS WASH & BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL EARLY MRNG ONLY

*FEM BLACK REDSTART HOLME NOA & REDSTART

 

Sunday 28th April 2013

A surprisingly cold windy day, highlights were two Redstarts around the reserve, a Reed Warbler trapped and ringed, 2 Willow Warblers and a Blackcap, on the sea 3 Eiders, 1000+ Common Scoters, and 7 Sandwich Terns, and flying over were 2 Whimbrels, a Swift, and a Yellow Wagtail. A Cuckoo was around the recording area.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WOODCHAT SHRIKE MID A/NOON 7MLS WSW/OF SWAFFHAM ESE/OF FINCHAM JUST E/OF BARTON BENDISH E/OF FISHMOOR ROAD 250YDS S/OF BEACHAMWELL ROAD JUNCTION TF722058

*2 DOTTEREL TILL 11:00 JUST NE/OF RINGSTEAD BY GREEN LANE WITH GOLDEN PLOVERS THEN FLEW OFF NORTH

*WHITE STORK OVER BREYDON WATER

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD & MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL BY EAST BANK

*FIRECREST GREAT YARMOUTH AT SAINSBURYS

*MALE RING OUZEL BLAKENEY AT FRIARY HILLS NT

 

 

Saturday 27th April 2013

A cold start but with some warm sunshine later, seawatching produced a female Eider, 750 Common Scoters, and 2 Little Terns. Also of interest was a Cuckoo, a Cetti's Warbler singing, a Lesser Whitethroat at the forestry on the NWT reserve, 2 Whitethroats on the east bank, a female Redstart was in the corner of Redwell Marsh on the fence posts, and a total of 9 Yellow Wagtails flew over. 3 Wheatears were near the approach road through the dunes and a single Tree Pipit was heard. A Siskin was calling over the pines. Moths included 5 Streamers and 7 Early Thorns.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WOODCHAT SHRIKE THIS A/NOON 7MLS WSW/OF SWAFFHAM ESE/OF FINCHAM AT BARTON BENDISH N/OF BEACHAMWELL ROAD / EASTMOOR ROAD JUNCTION TF722058

*MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER BTW BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE/BURNHAM NORTON EARLY A/NOON

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL WHITLEY BAY OPP MINI GOLF BUILDING ON SEAWEED AT BASE OF CLIFFS

*MALE WHINCHAT BREYDON WATER AT SOUTH WALL C/PK

*RED-CRESTED POCHARD TITCHWELL RSPB +2 LITTLE GULL

*WHINCHAT GRAMBOROUGH HILL

 

Friday 26th April 2013

A quieter day and cooler with showers, but still of note were a Cuckoo along the approach road, a Black-tailed Godwit over the grazing marsh, 4 Whimbrels, 2 Sandwich Terns, 1 Swift, 20 Swallows, 4 Willow Warblers, 2 Whitethroats, 8 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler singing, and a single Yellow Wagtail over calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WOODCHAT SHRIKE 18:15 7MLS WSW/OF SWAFFHAM ESE/OF FINCHAM AT BARTON BENDISH N/OF BEACHAMWELL ROAD / EASTMOOR ROAD JUNCTION BUT DISTANT TF722058

*AD PURPLE HERON 17:35 JUST NW/OF FILBY AT ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD AT END OF BOARDWALK THEN FLEW NW/ALONG CHANNEL. USE C/PK AT W/END OF FILBY BRIDGE & WALK N/ALONG BOARDWALK

*PURPLE HERON N/OF THETFORD FLEW W/OVER A11 12:45

*2 WHITE STORKS 1ML W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH BY A47 E/OF STRACEY MILL LATE MRNG

 

Thursday 25th April 2013

A warm breezy day with south-westerlies producing some migration; a Greenshank, at least 1 Cuckoo, 6+ Swifts west, 30 Swallows, 45 House Martins, 10 Yellow Wagtails, 8 Pied/White Wagtails, 10 Tree Pipits flying over calling, 60+ Meadow Pipits and a single Siskin were counted. Also of note today were a Jay, Cetti's Warbler, 15 Chiffchaffs, 30 Willow Warblers, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 15 Whitethroats, 8 Sedge Warblers, a Ring Ouzel still present in Holme village, and a single Redwing.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*1s FEM CITRINE WAGTAIL CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD BRIEFLY 10:15

*FEM/1s MALE CITRINE WAGTAIL KELLING OVER WATER MEADOWS 09:30, THEN FLEW TWDS QUAGS & THEN FLEW OFF WEST

*WOODCHAT SHRIKE 7MLS WSW/OF SWAFFHAM ESE/OF FINCHAM AT BARTON BENDISH VIEWABLE FROM ROAD THIS MRNG ONLY

*GREAT WHITE EGRET WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE

*SERIN N/OVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS EARLY MRNG

*2 WHITE STORKS 1ML W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH ON WIRES S/OF A47 08:30

 

Wednesday 24th April 2013

Another pleasant day, with warm weather providing some spring birds; a Firecrest was again around the Observatory reserve but mobile throughout the day, 25 Swallows, a House Martin, a Cetti's Warbler, 20 Chiffchaffs, 25 Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 10 Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warblers, a Reed Warbler, 3 Wheatears, 8 Yellow Wagtails, a Redpoll sp and 2 Bullfinches were also recorded. Moths included an Early Thorn and 2 Early Greys.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*MALE MONTAGU'S HARRIER 16:00 HOLKHAM VIEWABLE FROM BONES DRIFT

*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT E/OF WEST BANK

*FIRECREST HOLME NOA THIS A/NOON

*3 RING OUZELS HOLME IN PADDOCK BY VILLAGE HIDES & 10 WHIMBREL

*2 RING OUZELS W/OVER SHERINGHAM THIS MRNG

*MALE RING OUZEL NORTHREPPS

*2 FEM GARGANEY STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB

*MALE HEN HARRIER N/OVER KELLING HEATH 12:25

 

Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Highlights today were a Greenshank, a Firecrest, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtails and a single Siskin.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 WHITE STORKS BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL OPP PUMPHOUSE EARLY MRNG

*2 COMMON CRANES N/OF HADDISCOE AT THORPE MARSHES 14:30 THEN FLEW NW/TWDS REEDHAM

*IMM SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH 07:45

*BLACK REDSTART GREAT YARMOUTH ON SOUTH BEACH BY ROLLERCOASTER

*LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER SANTON DOWNHAM BY RIVER 150YDS DOWNSTREAM OF BRIDGE

 

Monday 22nd April 2013

Highlights today were 4 Whimbrel west, a Swift over, 3 Sand Martins, 24 Swallows, 1 House Martin, 3 Chiffchaffs, 8 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, and 8 Yellow Wagtails west.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*RED KITE CIRCLING OVER BURNHAM NORTON 09:20

*OSPREY WORMEGAY DRIFTED N/OVER A134 08:45

*2+WHIMBREL HOLKHAM AT N/END OF LADY ANNS DRIVE ON W/SIDE 09:55

*WOOD WARBLER BLICKLING HALL LAKE IN MAIN C/PK BRIEFLY 17:30

 

Sunday 21st April 2013

Afemale Black Redstart and a male Common Redstart were in the car park areas and on the NWT reserve during the day, showing well at times. On the sea, 41 Eiders and 7 Sandwich Terns were of note, while passage migrants included a Jay, 3 Sand Martins, 12 Swallows, 12 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, 20 Blackcaps, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Whitethroats, 1 Grasshopper Warbler reeling in the dunes on the NWT reserve, 4 Sedge Warblers singing, 13 Yellow Wagtails over west, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Bramblings calling, and 6 Siskins. A Firecrest was at the village hides in Holme, where the Ring Ouzel was present initially and then headed off during the morning.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET N/OF DEREHAM 1ML S/OF WORTHING CHURCH BY MINOR ROAD TO HOE 15:55

*GLAUCOUS GULL WEST RUNTON BY CLIFFS 15:40

*MALE RING OUZEL HOLME

*FIRECREST SNETTISHAM N/OF C/PK CONIFERS IN BUCKTHORN & REDSTART

*SUM'PL SLAVONIAN GREBE FILBY BROAD FROM BOARDWAK 17:55

*FEM BLACK REDSTART HOLME

*TREE PIPIT FELBRIGG HALL NT BY NEW PATH TO LAKE FOR 2ND DAY & WHINCHAT BEHIND SAWMILL COTTAGE

*MALE PIED FLYCATCHER HEMSBY AT KINGS LOKE 08:50

*29 WAXWINGS TAVERHAM AT KINGSWOOD AVENUE / THE CAIRNS 17:00 THEN FLEW TWDS FAKENHAM ROAD

 

Saturday 20th April 2013

Highlights today were 12 Sandwich Terns east along the Broadwater, a female Firecrest in the sycamore opposite the obs building, a Common Crane over the car park, a Cetti's Warbler singing, 8 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Whitethroats, 4 Sedge Warblers, 1 Tree Sparrow west, 3 Yellow Wagtails west, 2 Redpoll sp over calling, and 2 Crossbills in the pines. Moth of the day was an Oak Beauty.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HORSEY S/ OF NELSON HEAD TRACK BUT DISTANT

*2 GLOSSY IBIS REPTD BREYDON WATER RSPB RE-IDENTIFIED AS SACRED IBISES

*7 COMMON CRANE OVER NORTHREPPS 10:19

*7 COMMON CRANE W/OVER WEYBOURNE 11:03

*7 COMMON CRANE OVER STIFFKEY AT 11:31

*7 COMMON CRANE OVER TITCHWELL RSPB TWDS BRANCASTER 12:15

*7 COMMON CRANE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB OVER THE SEA 12:29

*2 COMMON CRANE FLEW OVER WELNEY WWT AT 12:40 + 2 GARGANEY (1 DRK)

*2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD TITCHWELL RSPB ON PATSYS REEDBED +2 WHIMBREL ON SALTMARSH

*11 ARCTIC TERN THRU BREYDON WATER RSPB

*FIRECREST TRAPPED/RINGED WAXHAM 06:45

*2 RING OUZEL 300YDS S/ OF WALSEY HILL NOA 

*2 RING OUZEL HOLME IN LARGE FIELD TWDS VILLAGE HIDES

*FEM REDSTART SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK

*DRK GARGANEY HOCKWOLD WASHES FROM EMBANKMENT

 

Friday 19th April 2013

Early rain brought down some migrants with at least 4 Whimbrels over calling, 2 Swallows, 25 Chiffchaffs, 40 Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 2 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers, a Yellow Wagtail, a Brambling, 2 Siskins and a single Redpoll sp over. Also of note were at least 4 Redstarts around the NWT reserve, and a Ring Ouzel in fields near the village hides at Holme Marsh.

Insects today included the first decent moth catch with 2 Hebrew Characters, 2 Common Quakers, 1 Red Chestnut, 1 Powdered Quaker, 1 Small Quaker, and 2 Diurnia flagella caught. A Green Hairstreak, a Green-veined White, 2 Peacocks, a male Emperor moth and a Large Red Damselfly were also noted.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*2 WHITE STORKS BERNEY MARSHES RSPB

*2 WHITE STORKS OVER HALVERGATE ISLAND 11:20 & 2 COMMON CRANES OVER. PLEASE NOTE 4 FREE-FLYING WHITE STORKS RECENTLY AT THRIGBY HALL

*NO SIGN WHITE STORK W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH N/OF A47 FROM GATE 80 BY 05:50

*RINGTAIL MONTAGU'S HARRIER W/OVER NORTHREPPS 07:35

*3 COMMON CRANES N/OVER BRADWELL 12:30

*2 COMMON CRANES WELNEY WWT

*LONG-EARED OWL HEMSBY AT KINGS LOKE

*LONG-EARED OWL WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES

*2 BLACK REDSTARTS GREAT YARMOUTH ON SOUTH BEACH

*SLAVONIAN GREBE FILBY BROAD

*RING OUZEL BURGH CASTLE

*RING OUZEL HOLME MARSH IN FIELDS NEAR VILLAGE HIDES

*FIRECREST WINTERTON IN ALLOTMENTS BEHIND CHURCH

*FIRECREST GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY 07:50

*3 GARGANEY HICKLING BROAD NWT NEAR RUSH HILL SCRAPE THEN FLEW TWDS SWIM COOTS

*2 ARCTIC TERNS WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD 08:30

*38+WAXWINGS TAVERHAM ON KINGSWOOD AVENUE 08:45 THEN FLEW S/OVER A1067

 

Thursday 18th April 2013

Highlights today were at least 2 Redstarts with one on the NWT car park in the afternoon. Also of note were a male Sedge Warbler singing along the east bank, 10 Yellow Wagtails in the horse paddocks behind the NWT hides, and at least 6 Siskins flying over calling.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WHITE STORK W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH N/OF A47 FROM GATE 80 AT 19:20

*25 WAXWING NORWICH OFF GEORGES STREET BRIEFLY BEHIND PLAYHOUSE BY RIVER. NR3 1AB

*OSPREY SCULTHORPE

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL KELLING WATER MEADOWS+40 WHITE WAGTAIL

*MALE BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL SALTHOUSE THIS EVNG+7 WHITE WAGTAIL

*LITTLE GULL BARTON BROAD+8 ARCTIC TERN

*2 ARCTIC TERNS WROXHAM BROAD

*10 WHITE WAGTAIL TITCHWELL RSPB+2 RED-CRESTED POCHARD 1DRK

 

Wednesday 17th April 2013

Highlights today were 500 Common Scoters, 2 Whimbrels, 1 Cuckoo, 40+ Swallows, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warblers, 6 Ring Ouzels, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Stonechat, 2 Wheatears, 1 Tree Sparrow, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 15 Siskins, and 2 Yellowhammers.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ALPINE SWIFT LOPHAM FEN JUST E/ OF THE B113 ENTRANCE AT WEST END OF THE RES THIS EVNG

*WHITE STORK SW/ OVER BREYDON WATER MID MRNG

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH AT TF876449 11:00

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD S/ OVER HORSEY GAP 10:50

Tuesday 16th April 2013

A quieter day, 2 Firecrests were still present, 3 Sand Martins and 70 Swallows, 6 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 1 Blackcap, 1 Sedge Warbler, 6 Wheatears, 1 Tree Pipit and a single Siskin were recorded during the day.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*PURPLE HERON WINTERTON NORTH DUNES AT N/END BY TOAD POOLS 07:30 THEN FLEW SSW +ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 12:10 & 4 RING OUZELS

*MALE BLUETHROAT HOPTON-ON-SEA ON UNDERCLIFF BELOW GOLF COURSE SINGING MID MRNG & FIRECREST

*LONG-EARED OWL WINTERTON SOUTH VALLEY ON W/SLOPE 150YDS S/OF HERMANUS RESTAURANT

*2 MALE RING OUZELS HUNSTANTON IN 2nd FIELD BTW SEARLES SITE & SEARLES GOLF COURSE

*2 RING OUZELS TITCHWELL RSPB

*RING OUZEL S/OF WELLS 1.5MLS E/OF B1105 ON WIGHTON ROAD ON S/SIDE OF ROAD 11:00

*4+FIRECRESTS CLEY

*FIRECREST HOLME NOA BEHIND OBS IN PINES 10:15

*2 ARCTIC TERNS PENTNEY GPs 19:00

*NIGHTINGALE WHITLINGHAM C.P ON N/SHORE OF GREAT BROAD 12:30

*2 REDSTARTS EAST WRETHAM HEATH BY LANGMERE HIDE MID MRNG

*30 WAXWINGS NORWICH BY TURNER ROAD BRIEFLY 12:50

Monday 15th April 2013

Highlights today were a Red Kite, 42 Red-breasted Mergansers, a 2nd Yr Glaucous Gull at Gore Point, 10 Sandwich Terns, 3 Firecrests, 15 Sand Martins, 60 Swallows, 10 House Martins, 4 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 1 Blackcap, a male Redstart on the NWT reserve, 20 Yellow Wagtails on the grazing marshes, a single Brambling, 2 Redpoll sp and a Blue-headed Wagtail in the horse paddocks at the west end of Holme Dunes.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*WRYNECK SE/OF NORWICH S/OF KIRBY BEDON ON KIRBY ROAD TILL 18:15 THEN FLEW TOWARDS CHURCHYARD

*2 LITTLE GULL BARTON BROAD

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*11 RING OUZEL OVER HUNSTANTON CLIFFS BETWEEN 06:30 & 09:45 

*RING OUZEL  STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB IN TREES S/OF RIVER+2 MED GULL FROM TOWER HIDE

*3 FIRECREST 13:38 HOLME NOA 2 IN PINES BY THE OBS & 1 NEAR PAY HUT ALONG ENTRANCE TRACK

*BLACK REDSTART NORTHREPPS+WHITE WAGTAIL

*MALE LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER 08:40 SANTON DOWNHAM 1/2ML DOWNSTREAM OF BRIDGE BY RIVER IN POPLARS

*MALE HEN HARRIER BREYDON WATER OFF SOUTH WALL

*NIGHTINGALE WHITLINGHAM CP SINGING ON N/SIDE OF MAIN BROAD

Sunday 14th April 2013

Highlights today were 2 Red-breasted Mergansers west, a Little Ringed Plover west over Holme Village, 9 Wheatears between the Golf Course and the beach huts at Hunstanton, 4 Sandwich and 4 Common Terns through, 45 Sand Martins, 57 Swallows, 6 House Martins, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Woodlarks over west, 2 Ring Ouzels west, 25 Fieldfares west, 60 Redwings west, a Black Redstart in the disabled car park, 17 Yellow Wagtails, 35 Siskins, and 1 Redpoll sp.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

FEM RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL HORSEY SHOWING WELL 200M N/ OF HORSEY GAP C/PK 17:15

*19 WAXWING THETFORD IN TOWN CENTRE ALONG LONDON RD 11:40

*BLUE-HEADED WAGTAIL CLEY MARSHES NWT IN EYE FIELD 11:30

*JUV RED KITE DRIFTING ALONG COAST (OVER BLAKENEY FRESHMARSH 09:30) + PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY MARSHES NWT ON EYE FIELD POOL, RING OUZEL BTWN SHERINGHAM AND WEYBOURNE

*2 RING OUZEL BRADWELL ON HARPERS LANE NR31 9EL

*RING OUZEL WEYBOURNE IN FIELD BY THE MUCKLEBURGH COLLECTION ENTRANCE 08:00

*RING OUZEL WINTERTON DUNES NNR IN SOUTH DUNES

*RING OUZEL GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY

*DRK GARGANEY HOCKWOLD WASHES

*3 WHIMBREL BREYDON WATER +WHITE WAGTAIL, WHITETHROAT

*FIRECREST WALSEY HILL NOA

*16 YELLOW WAGTAIL HOLME NOA W/ BY MIDDAY +2 RING OUZEL (OVER THE PADDOCKS), 40 SAND MARTIN, 43 SWALLOW, 2 HOUSE MARTIN, 12 SANDWICH TERN, 60 REDWING, 25 FIELDFARE

*BLACK REDSTART HOLME NOA FLEW TWDS HOLME NWT THIS MRNG, +LITTLE RINGED PLOVER OVER VILLAGE, 1 TREE SPARROW

*5000+ BLACKBIRD E/ OVER CROMER THIS EVNG WITH SIMILAR NUMBERS AT OTHER COASTAL SITES

*5 SHORT-EARED OWL WINTERTON DUNES NNR IN NORTH DUNES

 

Saturday 13th April 2013

Another good day of bird movement with a Black Redstart again on the NWT reserve together with a Firecrest at Gore Point and 2 Ring Ouzels, one in the forestry and one in the village, a Wheatear was also present and a Nuthatch in the paddocks was unusual. Around and over the Observatory were a Red Kite east, 2 Tree Pipits, 6+ Yellow Wagtails, 10 Pied Wagtails, 2 White Wagtails, 19 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 13 Sand Martins, 1 Redpoll sp, 1 Jay, 16 Siskins, 8 Tree Sparrows, 8 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler ringed, 8+ Chiffchaffs, 25 Goldcrests, 1 Blackcap, 70 Redwings, 40 Blackbirds, a Song Thrush, 4 Bullfinches and 6 Reed Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK S/OVER KEN HILL MARSH LATE MRNG

*8 COMMON CRANE HORSEY

*8 COMMON CRANE WINTERTON DUNES 

*AD SPOONBILL CLEY MARSHES NWT 17:25 ON POOL HALFWAY DOWN EYE FIELD +DRK GARGANEY ON NORTH SCRAPE

*KITTIWAKE WHILTLINGHAM CP ON GREAT BROAD

*2 GARGANEY ROCKLAND BROAD ON SMALL POOL ON MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM RIVERBANK

*DRK GARGANEY CLEY MARSHES NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE

*3 MALE RING OUZEL SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK NE/OF C/PK

*MALE RING OUZEL HEMSBY AT KINGS LOKE

*2 BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON DUNES +REDSTART

*BLACK REDSTART GORLESTON CLIFFS

*BLACK REDSTART GREAT YARMOUTH CEMETERY

*2 KNOT BUCKENHAM MILL+ WOODLARK FLEW W/

*RED KITE E/ PAST HOLME NOA TODAY+2 RING OUZEL , 2 TREE PIPIT W/, 6+ YELLOW WAGTAIL W/, 19 SWALLOW, 2 HOUSE MARTIN, 13 SAND MARTIN, 16 SISKIN W/, WHEATEAR HOLME NOA IN DUNES, FIRECREST AT GORE POINT HOLME NWT, BLACK REDSTART, 8 CHIFFCHAFF, 1 WILLOW WARBLER, 70 REDWING, 2 WHITE WAGTAILS W/

 

Friday 12th April 2013

A good passage of common migrants including Blackbirds, 20 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 12 Sand Martins, 20 Swallows, 15 Blackcaps, 10 Song Thrushes, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Redwing, 2 Ring Ouzels over the forestry on the NWT reserve, a Tree Pipit west over the Obs, a Brambling calling in the pines, and 24 Red-breasted Mergansers west offshore were the highlights. A Black Redstart was in the NWT car park.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*STONE-CURLEW CLEY MARSHES NWT FLEW TOWARDS EAST BANK 09:57

*OSPREY OVER TITCHWELL RSPB +HEN HARRIER

*GOSHAWK GREAT YARMOUTH IN OFF THE SEA 15:00 THEN INLAND OVER KITCHENER RD 

*7 WAXWING NORWICH ON ST CLEMENTS HILL UNTIL 17:15 WHEN FLEW W/

*DRK GARGANEY WELNEY WWT EARLY A/NOON

*ARCTIC TERN BARTON BROAD +4 LITTLE GULL & 3 COMMON SCOTER

*LITTLE GULL COLNEY GPS LATE A/NOON

*RING OUZEL WEYBOURNE IN FIELD BY THE MUCKLEBURGH COLLECTION ENTRANCE ALL DAY 

*FEM RING OUZEL HEACHAM SOUTH BEACH S/END OF CHALETS 11:30 +2 BLACK REDSTART

*MALE RING OUZEL NORTHREPPS IN FIELD

*BLACK REDSTART CLEY BY AI49 ON ROOF W/OF WARDENS HOUSE 

*BLACK REDSTART BEESTON REGIS IN FIELD N/OF CHURCH AT 12:30

*SHORT-EARED OWL STIFFKEY OFF CAMPSITE C/PK

*WOODLARK WINTERTON NORTH DUNES EARLY MRNG

*FIRECREST HOPTON-ON-SEA ALONG CLIFFS THIS EVNG

 

Thursday 11th April 2013 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL EDGEFIELD IN FIELD OPPOSITE LANDFILL AT 09:00

*2w ICELAND GULL 14:25 BETWEEN WINTERTON & HORSEY DRIFTING /N ON SEA N/OF TANK BLOCKS

*2w ICELAND GULL WINTERTON NORTH DUNES ON BEACH OPPOSITE TOAD POOLS EARLY A/NOON BUT MOBILE

*2 WAXWING HEMSBY ON BEACH ROAD AT 07:05

*3 GARGANEY WELNEY WWT THIS MRNG+4 COMMON TERN

*2 COMMON CRANE W/OVER BITTERING AT 15:20

*FIRECREST 10:00 WELLS WOOD IN THE DELL

*LITTLE GULL BARTON BROAD+SCAUP

*MALE RING OUZEL WEYBOURNE IN FIELD W/OF ENTRANCE TO MUCKLEBURGH COLLECTION

*BLACK REDSTART 09:30 BEESTON BUMP BUT MOBILE

*2 BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON NORTH DUNES

*2 FEM LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER 10:10 SANTON DOWNHAM BY RIVER 3/4ML UPSTREAM OF BRIDGE

*PURPLE SANDPIPER 14:35 CLEY NWT ON POOL IN EYE FIELD

Wednesday 10th April 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SEA PALLING AT 11:20

*MALE RING OUZEL WEYBOURNE IN FIELD W/OF MUCKLEBURGH COLLECTION AT MIDDAY

*MALE BLACK REDSTART BREYDON WATER+MALE HEN HARRIER

*BLACK REDSTART 10:15 OLD HUNSTANTON BETWEEN DUNES & GOLF COURSE 200YDS NE/OF LAST BEACH HUT TF689433

*MALE BLACK REDSTART W/OF BEESTON BUMP ON PUTTING GREEN AT MIDDAY

*BLACK REDSTART GREAT YARMOUTH AT HUMBERSTONE FARM

*RING OUZEL BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE AT END OF SEA WALL

*ARCTIC TERN BARTON BROAD+6 LITTLE GULL & SCAUP

*SPOTTED REDSHANK BOWTHORPE MARSH LNR

 

Tuesday 9th April 2013

Highlights today were 7 Pink-footed Geese, an Eider, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Fulmar and a Great Crested Grebe on the sea, a Red Kite drifted through, 23 Avocets were of note, and a Wheatear was seen, together with a single Tree Sparrow over east.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SEA PALLING THIS EVNG +2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS & SNOW BUNTING

*2 GARGANEY HOLME NOA ON REDWELL MARSH LATE MRNG

*LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*RING OUZEL WEYBOURNE AT FOXHILLS CAMPSITE 17:00

*FEM RING OUZEL KELLING 07:15 THEN FLEW WEST

*RING OUZEL BURNHAM OVERY DUNES 100YDS W/OF BOARDWALK 10:20

*PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD

*RED-THROATED DIVER SNETTISHAM RSPB ON LAGOON NEAR ROOST HIDE

*14 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH BY PLEASURE BEACH & 2 BLACK REDSTARTS

 

Monday 8th April 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GLAUCOUS GULL BREYDON WATER 15:00 THEN FLEW EAST

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SEA PALLING ON BEACH N/OF RAMP 13:00

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL EDGEFIELD IN FIELD OPP TIP 12:00

*SPOONBILL E/OVER BURNHAM OVERY STAITHE 16:05

*2 COMMON CRANES SNETTISHAM COASTAL PARK E/OF SEA WALL 19:00 THEN FLEW EAST

*GOSHAWK S/OVER WINTERTON EARLY MRNG

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH

*MALE FIRECREST HOLKHAM 150 W/OF LADY ANNS DRIVE 19:10

*13 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH OPP PLEASURE BEACH ON HARBORD CRESCENT 14:05

 

Sunday 7th April 2013 

We had a Black Redstart in the car park and 4 Chiffchaffs. Maybe spring is on the way after all!

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SEA PALLING ON BEACH S/OF RAMP 12:30 

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL EDGEFIELD BY TIP 08:55 THEN FLEW TO TIP 

*GLAUCOUS GULL S/PAST HEMSBY 11:50+TREE PIPIT N/OVER

*WOODLARK HORSEY BY NELSON HEAD TRACK+HEN HARRIER

*BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON NORTH DUNES BY TOTEM POLE 

*BLACK REDSTART HOLME NWT BY ENTRANCE TRACK 10:30

*PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD 

 

Saturday 6th April 2013

NORFOLK NEW FROM BIRDNET

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE S/OVER BURGH CASTLE 13:20

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE S/OVER WINTERTON THIS A/NOON

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE NORTHREPPS SE/OVER HUNGRY HILL 11:45 

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE E/OVER KELLING HEATH 11:10

*WHITE STORK BREYDON WATER OVER HUMBERSTONE FARM 

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE JUST E/OF SOUTH+NORTH CREAKE OFF MINOR ROAD TO EGMERE SE/OF HAGGARDS LODGE CROSSROADS VIEWABLE FROM TRACK TO WATERDEN FARM 12:20 TF878372

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SEA PALLING 1/2 ML N/OF SLIPWAY 

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE WELNEY WWT FROM OBS 13:00

*MALE HEN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB

*2 GARGANEY (1 DRK) GREAT YARMOUTH AT BURE PARK

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER S/PAST HEMSBY 06:55+1w LITTLE GULL N/PAST 08:15

*17 LITTLE GULL BREYDON WATER AT E/END+WHIMBREL

*WHOOPER SWAN E/OF ACLE BY A47

*RED KITE N/OVER BREYDON WATER 08:15

*2 SCAUP WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT SANDRINGHAM ON PRINCESS DRIVE 100YDS E/OF A149 07:30

 

Friday 5th April 2013

With North-easterly winds still blowing there was little of note on the reserve today, though the sunshine appearing did encourage some bird song. Four Common Buzzards were seen spiralling in the brief thermals created, a reflection again on this species growth in the area, and two Sparrowhawks were also noted.

NORFOLK  NEWS FORM BIRDNET

*SPOONBILL OVER HOCKWOLD WASHES AT 08:05

*5 WAXWING NORWICH OFF GEORGES STREET BEHIND PLAYHOUSE BY RIVER AT 16:55. NR3 1AB

*7+WAXWING THETFORD IN TREES BEHIND WILKINSONS CAR PARK AT 15:30

*8+WAXWING 11:35 NORWICH OFF DEREHAM ROAD ON DOURO PLACE

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE WELNEY WWT FROM WING HIDE AT 10:00

*2 GARGANEY 1 DRK GREAT YARMOUTH THIS EVNG AT BURE PARK

 

 

Thursday 4th April 2013 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*40 WAXWING TAVERHAM E/ALONG KINGSWOOD AVENUE AT 15:55

*20 WAXWING NORWICH OFF GEORGES STREET BEHIND PLAYHOUSE BY RIVER THIS A/NOON. NR3 1AB

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL EDGEFIELD TILL 08:45 IN FIELD OPPOSITE LANDFILL SITE THEN FLEW ONTO LANDFILL SITE

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+SPOTTED REDSHANK ON VOLUNTEER MARSH

*LONG-EARED OWL GREAT YARMOUTH 19:30 AT BURE PARK ON ISLAND IN LAKE S/OF C/PK+2 GARGANEY 1DRK

*BLACK REDSTART BURGH CASTLE ALONG TRACK TO CHURCH FARM MARSH

*SNOW BUNTING BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL

 

Wednesday 3rd April 2013

A Pine Beauty was in the moth trap and the flock of around 10 Crossbills was again in the area of the Firs.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE EGMERE IN HEDGES SE/OF THE CROSSROADS AT HAGGARDS LODGE MIDDAY

*4 AD LITTLE GULL N/PAST GORLESTON-ON-SEA EARLY A/NOON

*PAIR GARGANEY GREAT YARMOUTH AT BURE PARK

*8 WAXWING NORWICH BY RIVER BEHIND THE PLAYHOUSE

 

Tuesday 2nd April 2013

With the sun out and another moth in the trap (Common Quaker ) as well as the first Comma Butterfly of the year seen , one could have been fooled into thinking spring had finally arrived. Highlights today included at least two summer plumaged Shags on the sea, along with a pair of Red-breasted Mergansers. Two Little Egrets were along the broadwater, a male Stonechat was on the east bank and two Brambling were around the trapping area.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE NW/OVER ROYDON COMMON NWT 18:30

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST TG458010

*2w CASPIAN GULL SEA PALLING IN FIELD LATE MRNG & 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL EDGEFIELD IN FIELD E/OF TIP 16:35

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS 08:30

*2 GARGANEY (DRK+FEM) GREAT YARMOUTH IN BURE PARK

*SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK

*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB & 2 RED-CRESTED POCHARDS

*9 AD LITTLE GULLS E/PAST CLEY THIS MRNG & PIRPLE SANDPIPER ON EYE FIELD

*12 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON DEREHAM ROAD BEHIND BLOCKBUSTER

*5 WAXWINGS NORWICH BEHIND THE PLAYHOUSE BY RIVER

Monday 1st April 2013

Highlights today on the sea included 300 Common Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Merganser and single Kittiwake and Fulmar. A Peregrine was seen over the Grazing Marsh as was a single Little Egret and Barn Owl, and unbelievably a moth (Hebrew Character) was found in the moth trap !. 

Sunday 31st March 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BREYDON WATER OFF SOUTH WALL OPP PUMPHOUSE 17:00
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE JUST E/OF SOUTH+NORTH CREAKE OFF MINOR ROAD TO EGMERE SE/OF HAGGARDS LODGE CROSSROADS VIEWABLE DISTANTLY FROM TRACK TO WATERDEN FARM 11:50 TF878372
*STORK SP. N/OVER WINTERTON NORTH DUNES 09:45 & COMMON CRANE
*2 CASPIAN GULLS (AD+1w) SEA PALLING +3 JUV GLAUCOUS GULLS & VELVET SCOTER
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM OFF W/END 17:00
*3 COMMON CRANES OVER WELNEY WWT
*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF HOLME & 4 VELVET SCOTERS
*2 GARGANEY (DRK+FEM) GREAT YARMOUTH IN BURE PARK 11:10
*SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE BEACH BY C/PK
*2 WATER PIPITS BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB
*WATER PIPIT ALDEBY PITS THIS A/NOON & BITTERN
*150 BRAMBLING SCULTHORPE MOOR N.R FROM WHITLEY HIDE
*22 WAXWINGS NORWICH BEHIND THE PLAYHOUSE BY RIVER
*6 WAXWINGS GREAT RYBURGH ON FAKENHAM ROAD 09:50 THEN FLEW NW
Saturday 30th March 2013
Highlights today were 355 Brent Geese, 3 Ediers, 2 Common Buzzards, 10 Avocets, 2 adult Med Gulls, 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Tree Sparrows east, and 10 Crossbills in the pines.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE EGMERE IN 1st FIELD SE/OF CROSSROADS AT HAGGARDS LODGE TF878372
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 1ML W/OF THETFORD BY RIVER THET AT CHESTER WAY 14:30 THEN FLEW WEST & OTTER ON RIVER THET UPSTREAM OF ARGOS
*4 GLAUCOUS GULLS (AD+3 JUVS) SEA PALLING
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL EARLY A/NOON SHERINGHAM OFF E/END OF THE LEAS
*MALE RING OUZEL STOW BEDON AT CROWS MEADOW 12:25 TL944959
*MALE RING OUZEL 16:00 BRECKLES IN ORCHARD W/OF A1075 OPP LOW ROAD
*10 CROSSBILLS HOLME IN PINES
*WHOOPER SWAN FELBRIGG HALL NT ON MAIN LAKE 14:25
*PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY NWT BY EYE FIELD
*18 WAXWINGS NORWICH BEHIND THE PLAYHOUSE BY RIVER
*15 WAXWINGS TAVERHAM AT KINGSWOOD AVENUE / CAINS 13:25 THEN FLEW TWDS FAKENHAM ROAD
*11 WAXWINGS E/OF STALHAM BY A149 LATE A/NOON
*6 WAXWINGS GREAT RYBURGH ON FAKENHAM ROAD THIS MRNG

Friday 29th March 2013
Highlights today were 44 Pink-feet flying east, 30 Eiders along the shoreline at Gore Point, and a Peregrine hunting over the marsh. A single Tree Sparrow flew over east.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 11:05 W/OF EGMERE CROSSROADS AT HAGGARDS LODGE IN HEDGE OF 1ST FIELD SE/OF CROSSROADS TF878372
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 15:30 THETFORD ON STREAM BY SPRING HOUSE. TL871826
*2 JUV GLAUCOUS GULL 15:45 WEST RUNTON ON BEACH E/OF SLIPWAY
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL 14:05 SHERINGHAM ON SEA OPPOSITE TWO LIFE BOATS PUB
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM E/OF BEESTON BUMP ON BEACH OPPOSITE CARAVAN SITE AT 11:30
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL 15:55 WAXHAM ON 4TH REEF N/OF CHURCH
*AD GLAUCOUS GULL SEA PALLING BY 2ND REEF S/OF N/END AT 16:00
*1+JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SEA PALLING AT MIDDAY
*5 WAXWING NORWICH OFF GEORGES STREET BEHIND PLAYHOUSE BY RIVER. NR3 1AB
*2 SPOONBILL STIFFKEY FEN AT 10:00
*MALE RING OUZEL BRECKLES IN ORCHARD W/OF A1075 AT MIDDAY
*MALE HEN HARRIER HADDISCOE MARSHES+SHORT-EARED OWL
*2 AD MED GULL HUNSTANTON ON SEAFRONT+2+ LITTLE GULL
*BLACK REDSTART SEA PALLING ON THE MARAMS MID A/NOON
*2 SHORT-EARED OWL HORSEY 1 FROM NELSON HEAD TRACK AT 14:00 & 1 NEAR POPPYLANDS CAFE
*HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM AT 16:00
*HOODED CROW RPTD WINTERTON NORTH DUNES
*PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD+2 COMMON CROSSBILL OVER CHURCH LANE

Thursday 28th March 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 16:00 W/OF EGMERE CROSSROADS 1ML W/OF ST.EDMUNDS CHURCH BY CROSSROADS+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER
*2 BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 13:05 THETFORD ON THE SMALL STREAM NEAR SPRING HOUSE+3 OTTERS .cTL871826
*4+GLAUCOUS GULL 3W+3+JUV SEA PALLING+AD CASPIAN GULL & c5 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB+MED GULL & RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER
*12 WAXWING NORWICH ON GEORGES STREET BY PLAYHOUSE. NR3 1AB

Wednesday 27th March 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD E/OF NUNS BRIDGES
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE EGMERE IN WEEDY FIELD S/OF THE ROAD WEST OF THE EGMERE CROSSROADS 17:05 + 2 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER
*NO SIGN OF ANY COMMON CRANES AT ACLE BRIDGE THIS EVNG
*2 SPOONBILL CLEY MARSHES NWT ON CRICKET MARSH
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SHERINGHAM 13:40 ALONG SEAFRONT OPP BEACH INSPECTOR HUT
*4 GARGANEY SYDERSTONE COMMON 06:30 THEN FLEW NE/
*5 WAXWING NORWICH BY THE RIVER BEHIND THE PLAYHOUSE
*2 YELLOW-LEGGED GULL TITCHWELL RSPB + 3 MED GULL, 15 AVOCET - ALL ON FRESH MARSH
*20 AD LITTLE GULL OFF HOPTON-ON-SEA THIS MRNG
*10 LITTLE GULL HUNSTANTON

Tuesday 26th March 2013
Gulls again were the predominant feature of the birding today, with large numbers again present on the beach and at times over the broadwater. The main species were Common and Herring Gulls, with six Little Gull picked out feeding amongst them being the only other species of note.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD JUST W/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES 13:20 TL875825
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE EGMERE 1/2ML W/OF OLD CHURCH S/OF ROAD ON HEDGE 16:30
*2w CASPIAN GULL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE THIS EVNG & 2 SPOONBILLS ON CRICKET MARSH
*LITTLE AUK GORLESTON OFF S/SIDE OF GOLF COURSE & 14 LITTLE GULLS PAST
*3 GLAUCOUS GULLS SEA PALLING 10:30 +AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL, AD MED GULL, 3 LITTLE GULLS & 7 PURPLE SANDPIPERS
*2 SPOONBILLS MORSTON FLEW E/OVER MARSH & LANDED E/OF CREEK 11:00
*2 SPOONBILLS STIFFKEY FEN 09:25
*6 LITTLE GULLS HOLME ON THE BEACH
*3 AD LITTLE GULLS PAST SALTHOUSE 13:00
*3 LITTLE GULLS OFF SEA PALLING
*22 WAXWINGS NORWICH BY THE PLAYHOUSE EARLY MRNG
*12 WAXWINGS TAVERHAM ON ST.EDMUNDS RISE OPP JUNIOR SCHOOL 08:40
*11+WAXWINGS THETFORD NEAR THE WEIR 13:00

Monday 25th March 2013
The week started much as the previous few days, with strong easterly winds and large numbers of gulls again present, with only a single Little Gull picked out of interest. A male stonechat was again present on the east bank and a chiff chaff was in bushes along the River Hun behind Redwell marsh.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HADDISCOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY THE BRIDGE PUB 13:30
*2w CASPIAN GULL CLEYNWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 17:00
*2 SPOONBILLS N/OF STIFFKEY FEN ON SALTMARSH
*BLACK-NECKED GREBE WELNEY WWT FROM MAIN OBS
*5 LITTLE GULLS E/PAST CLEY 09:55
*3+LITTLE GULLS GORLESTON BAY THIS MRNG

Sunday 24th March 2013
Strong easterllies continued again today, large numbers of gulls were again noted over the grazing Marsh and a male stonechat was present on the east bank.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
2 BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD - ONE BY MIDDLE BRIDGE ON NUNS BRIDGES ROAD; 1 ALONG SPRING WALK + OTTER ON RIVER THET
*7 COMMON CRANE NORFOLK BROADS AT ACLE BRIDGE
*4 GLAUCOUS GULL 3 JUV + NEAR-AD) SEA PALLING +7 LITTLE GULL
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL CAISTER-ON-SEA ON BEACH N/OF SECOND AVENUE 15:00
*56 WAXWING HELLESDON FLEW S/ FROM REEPHAM RD/HEATHER AVE 09:16
*15 LITTLE GULL NUNNERY LAKES RESERVE E/OVER ARLINGTON WAY MIDDAY
*LITTLE GULL BREYDON WATER RSPB E/END OF BREYDON BRIDGE 08:55
*2 SHORT-EARED OWL HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM WAVENEY FOREST MOUND

Saturday 23rd March 2013
Strong easterlies continued to dominate although we were spared the snow - on the sea a female Red-breasted Merganser and a Gannet struggled by while a Red-throated Diver was drifting on the water. A huge passage of gulls over land and sea was notable, with Common and Black-headed Gulls forming the bulk of the overland passage. 2 adult Med Gulls were also among them. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
2 BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD - ONE C)100M SW/OF THE BRIDGE PUB, ONE C)100M W/OF NUNS BRIDGES
*2 COMMON CRANE NORFOLK BROADS N/OF ACLE BRIDGE, VIEWABLE FROM BRIDGE 14:25
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL CAISTER-ON-SEA FLEW TWDS SEA FROM FIELDS 11:40 +12AD LITTLE GULL PAST 10:00 - 11:30
*4 AD LITTLE GULL GORLESTON-ON-SEA LATE A/NOON
*3 LITTLE AUK MUSSLELBURGH ON SEA 15:00

Friday 22nd March 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*2 BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 14:30 THETFORD ON RIVER THET BY THREE NUNS BRIDGES, 1 BY MIDDLE BRIDGE & 1 ALONG SPRING WALL ON SMALL STREAM
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL ON SEA OFF SEA PALLING
*5 WAXWING 09:05 NORWICH IN HELLESDON AT JUNCTION OF REEPHAM & OVERBURY ROAD
*3 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE TITCHWELL RSPB+2AD MED GULL, RED-CRESTED POCHARD, RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 82 AVOCET
*2 LITTLE RINGED PLOVER CLEY NWT ON SIMMONDS SCRAPE AT 08:50
*2 WATER PIPIT CLEY NWT FLEW TO POPES MARSH+4 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE E/OF BEACH ROAD WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

Thursday 21st March 2013
Highlights today were 200 Brent Geese, 12 Shelducks, 1000 Wigeon, 200 Teal, 20 Shovelers, a Little Egret, 1 Red Kite, 8 Marsh Harriers, 1 Merlin, 2 Peregrines, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Stonechats, 6 Siskins west and 9 Snow Buntings on the beach.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*WHITE EGRET E/OF ACLE IN FIELD N/OF A47 WITH MUTE SWANS AT 15:20
*GREAT WHITE EGRET E/OVER CLEY AT 16:50
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BREYDON WATER SOUTH WALL CIRCLING OVER PUMPHOUSE AT 13:55
*2 BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 13:50 THETFORD ON RIVER THET BY THREE NUNS BRIDGES JUST W/OF MIDDLE BRIDGE
*IMM GLAUCOUS GULL BREYDON WATER IN MAIN CHANNEL VIEWED FROM BRIDGE AT 9.50AM
*c30 WAXWING NORWICH ON LAWSON ROAD NEAR THE DYERS ARMS PUB
*4 AD BEWICK'S SWAN E/OVER SALTHOUSE BEACH C/PK AT 07:32
*SHORT-EARED OWL ROCKLAND BROAD

Wednesday 20th March 2013
Highlights were 15 Avocets on the Broadwater and a Short-eared Owl hunting near Gore Point in the afternoon.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON RIVER THET E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES 09:00
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM WAVENEY FOREST MOUND
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL ON SEA BTWN WAXHAM/SEA PALLING 13:20
*CORY'S SHEARWATER RPTD E/ PAST WEYBOURNE 08:25 THEN FLEW NE
*3 COMMON CRANE NORFOLK BROADS IN FIELD NEAR ACLE BRIDGE 08:40
*45 WAXWING NORWICH IN GARDEN AT TURNER RD UNTIL 15:50

Tuesday 19th March 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*IMM WHITE-TAILED EAGLE COCKLEY CLEY WARREN CIRCLED 15:30 THEN DRIFTED SSE
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES ON SMALL STREAM 06:50. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK, GO OVER METAL BRIDGE & TAKE SMALL PATH OVER WOODEN BRIDGE TO VIEW
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL WAXHAM ON FLOODS BEHIND POPLAR FARM LATE MRNG THEN FLEW NORTH
*14 TWITE THORNHAM HARBOUR
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH & RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON EAST TRAIL
*4 SNOW BUNTINGS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE E/OF NORTH HIDE 12:15
*15 WAXWINGS THORPE ST.ANDREW

Monday 18th March 2013
Highlights on the sea today included a Long-tailed Duck off Gore point, 6 Eider, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, single Shag and Red-throated Diver and the first Sandwich Tern of the year. Other birds of note included a fly over Lapland Bunting, a female Common Scoter again on the broadwater, at least three Barn Owls and three Stonechats.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD 1/2ML W/OF TOWN CENTRE ON RIVER LITTLE OUSE BY NO.1 SLUICE
*LAPLAND BUNTING OVER HOLME NOA
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL HORSEY FLEW ALONG BEACH THIS MRNG
*SPOONBILL HOLKHAM FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE 12:55
*DRK GARGANEY WELNEY WWT FROM NELSON-LYLE HIDE
*BLACK REDSTART WINTERTON SOUTH DUNES AT HERMANUS HOLIDAY PARK
*3 SCAUP WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE
*15 WAXWINGS TAVERHAM ON KINGSWOOD AVENUE OPP THE CAINS 08:15
*7 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT ASDA 17:05

Sunday 17th March 2013
Highlights today were an Eider, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, and a Gannet on the sea, 2 Barn Owls and a Short-eared Owl hunting and a pair of Stonechats on the east bank.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BLAKENEY N/OF NEW ROAD 15:50
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SEA PALLING OFF LIFEBOAT RAMP 14:45
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL WAXHAM NEAR POPLAR FARM ON FLOODS VIEWABLE FROM DUNES 11:55
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL HORSEY FLEW N/ALONG BEACH 08:35
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL CAISTER FLEW N/FROM END OF SECOND AVENUE 07:10
*2 SPOONBILLS HICKLING AT STUBB MILL THIS EVNG
*20 WAXWINGS THETFORD AT STATION ROAD / LONDON ROAD
*12 WAXWINGS LITTLE SNORING AT A148 / KETTLESTONE LANE 13:00

Saturday 16th March 2013
A female Common Scoter was on the Broadwater, and a Short-eared Owl was hunting behind Redwell Marsh mid morning.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL HORSEY ON BEACH E/END OF NELSON HEAD TRACK MID A/NOON
*37 WAXWING THORPE ST ANDREW ON DUSSINDALE DRIVE BTWN 1ST/2ND ROUNDABOUT AT SAINSBURYS END 07:15
*2 SCAUP WELNEY WWT FROM FRIENDS HIDE 15:30
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB +DRK GOLDENEYE
*3 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +5 EIDER
*14 SNOW BUNTING CLEY MARSHES NWT BTWN SWAROVSKI HIDE AND N/END OF EAST BANK
*WATER PIPIT BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

Friday 15th March 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL W/PAST SHERINGHAM MID MRNG
*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH+AD YELLOW-LEGGED GULL ON PATS POOL
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL BETWEEN SHERINGHAM & WEYBOURNE W/OVER DEADMANS WOOD AT 07:15
*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SALTHOUSE JUST W/OF LITTLE EYE FIELD ON POOL AT 07:27
*58 WAXWING NORWICH AT THORPE ST.ANDREW ON DUSSINDALE DRIVE AT 15:10
*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE ON S/SIDE

Thursday 14th March 2013
Seawatching highlights included a female Eider, 2 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 3 Great Crested Grebes, and 3 Kittiwakes. Other birds of note were 4 Common Buzzards, 1 Peregrine, 9 Avocets, 24 Ruff, 1 Woodcock, a Barn Owl, and 60 Snow Buntings.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*SPOONBILL 08:30 CLEY NWT ON CRICKET MARSH VIEWABLE FROM BEACH ROAD+SCANDINAVIAN ROCK PIPIT
*LESSER SPOTTED WOODPECKER BETWEEN WYMONDHAM & KIMBERLEY BEHIND KIMBERLEY HOME FARM THIS MRNG+RED KITE
*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER EGMERE NEAR S/BEND W/OF CROSSROADS

Wednesday 13th March 2013
Seawatching produced counts of only 6 Common Scoter and 1 Gannet, though again large numbers of Gulls were along the shoreline, with 300 Brent Geese in amongst them. A Peregrine was watched feeding on the ground on the grazing marsh, and at least two Barn Owls were noted.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY RIVER THET BY THREE NUNS BRIDGES 10:10
*8 WAXWING KINGS LYNN IN THE FOOTBALL GROUND C/PK AT THE WALKS 13:25
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH +2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, 3 AD MED GULLS, FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD, 73 AVOCET
*REDHEAD SMEW TOTTENHILL GPS 09:30

Tuesday 12th March 2013
A blustery start again, but a fine afternoon as the wind dropped and the sun came out. Seawatching produced three Common Scoter and two Eider, with again two thousand plus gulls along the shoreline. Three Barn Owls were noted over the grazing Marsh along with a Short-eared Owl and at least three Marsh Harriers.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
NO SIGN BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY 13:00 BUT 2 OTTERS
*PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD
*9 SNOW BUNTINGS CLEY NWT FLEW E/ALONG SHINGLE RIDGE 14:15

Monday 11th March 2013
Seawatching was severly hampered by strong North easterly sand filled winds today, which meant little was noted on the sea, though several thousand gulls were again along the shoreline. Four (one drake) Pintail were on the broadwater, and three Marsh Harriers were noted low over the grazing marsh, periodically flushing ducks and the occassional Snipe as they flew over.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON RIVER THET BY MIDDLE BRIDGE ON NUNS BRIDGES ROAD 15:15 TL.874.824
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+RED-CRESTED POCHARD
*SNOW BUNTING GREAT YARMOUTH ON BEACH OPPOSITE LINKS ROAD C/PK
*8 MED GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH THIS A/NOON

Sunday 10th March 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM WAVENEY FOREST MOUND MIDDAY
*22 WAXWING ASPUL IN GRDN ON BOLTON RD THIS MRNG
*54 WAXWING DRAYTON AROUND HIGH TREES ON NORWICH SIDE OF A1067 TG.185.135 08:30
*BITTERN STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM FEN HIDE
*9 SNOW BUNTING CLEY NEXT THE SEA AT E/END OF EASTERN FOOTPATH 13:08
*AD BLACK BRANT HYBRID BY PITCH AND PUTT COURSE (SEE BIRDING FRONTIER WEBSITE FOR DISCUSSION)

Saturday 9th March 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT WHITE EGRET MARLINGFORD JUST E/OF VILLAGE 11:00
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON RIVER THET NEAR THREE NUNS BRIDGES BY BRIDGE PUB
*SPOONBILL CLEY MARSHES NWT ON CRICKET MARSH + GREAT NORTHERN DIVER FLEW N/
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH +2 SPOTTED REDSHANK, WATER PIPIT
*6 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK

Friday 8th March 2013
Highlights today through the increasing fog were 35 Snow Buntings on the beach near the Golf Course and a Short-eared Owl flying east. A Cetti's Warbler was calling along the river Hun near Redwell Marsh.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 13:30 THETFORD ON RIVER THET NEAR THREE NUNS BRIDGES SHOWING WELL
*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT TILL 11:35 ON CRICKET MARSH VIEWABLE FROM BEACH ROAD THEN FLEW OFF *+2 SNOW BUNTING E/OF N/END OF EAST BANK ON SHINGLE
*12 WAXWING RACKHEATH BY SALTHOUSE ROAD AT 07:35
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB+RED-CRESTED POCHARD & 48 AVOCET
*35 SNOW BUNTING HOLME ON BEACH FROM END OF FOOTPATH AT END OF BEACH ROAD BUT MOBILE+SHORT-EARED OWL AT SE/END

Thursday 7th March 2013
A mist over the sea restricted seawatching activities with six Eider and 2 Red-breasted Mergansers the only birds of note, two Tree Sparrows and three Bullfinches along beach road were the only other sightings of interest.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT WHITE EGRET ESE/OF MARLINGFORD BETWEEN MILL & ALGARSTHORPE FARM AT 14:30
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE W/OF WALSINGHAM S/OF ROAD c1ML E/OF EGMERE CROSSROADS E/OF ST.EDMUNDS CHURCH AT 14:15
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON RIVER THET NEAR THREE NUNS BRIDGES
*6 WAXWING 14:40 FAKENHAM BY A148 NEAR ENTRANCE TO FARM AT ALETHORPE TF942307
*2 SPOONBILL CLEY NWT AT 13:56
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB
*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE ON S/SIDE AT 09:20 SHOWING WELL
*44 AVOCET TITCHWELL RSPB+MED GULL
*300+AVOCET SNETTISHAM RSPB+MED GULL DISPLAYING
*SHORT-EARED OWL CLAXTON MARSHES

Wednesday 6th March 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*WHITE-TAILED EAGLE SOARING OVER BURSTON MOBBED BY BUZZARDS MIDDAY
*GREAT WHITE EGRET E/OF DOWNHAM MARKET AT BOUGHTON FEN
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST 10:00+SHORT-EARED OWL
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY RIVER THET BY THE BRIDGE PUB (CASTLE ST) 06:40
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH +45 AVOCET
*SPOONBILL CLEY MARSHES NWT ON CRICKET POOL
*5 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN THE PADDOCKS 15:00

Tuesday 5th March 2013
A glorious spring like day, though spoilt to a degree by the sea mist the enveloped the reserve during the late afternoon. Birds of note included a pair of Stonechats, a Sparrowhawk that was trapped and ringed, and two Siskins in the Sycamore by the observatory building.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE HOUGHTON HALL CIRCLING OVER HOUGHTON PARK VIEWABLE FROM CROW LANE 10:30
*SPOONBILL CLEY NWT ON PATS POOL & PURPLE SANDPIPER BY BEACH C/PK
*AD GLAUCOUS GULL NNE/OVER FRAMINGHAM EARL 07:20
*RUDDY SHELDUCK GRESSENHALL ON MEADOWS NEAR GREAT BITTERING CHURCH 14:00

Monday 4th March 2013
Seawatching today produced 10 Gannets,7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers and a single Eider. Other birds of note today included a Peregrine and 20 Snow Buntings on the beach.
NORFOLK NEWS FROIM BIRDNET
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 15:00 HOUGHTON HALL CIRCLING OVER HOUGHTON PARK VIEWABLE FROM CROW LANE
*GREAT WHITE EGRET BOUGHTON FEN THIS A/NOON
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST 15:40 & 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD NEAR THREE NUNS BRIDGES
*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB & 7 LONG-TAILED DUCKS
*2 FIRECRESTS TAVERHAM ON MAPLE DRIVE 14:40
*LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 13:15
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK CLEY JUST W/OF VILLAGE ON RIVER GLAVEN
*20 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLME ON BEACH
*1w LITTLE GULL OFF TITCHWELL RSPB ON SEA
*9 WAXWINGS FAKENHAM AT MORRISONS 16:00

NORFOLK
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 15:00 HOUGHTON HALL CIRCLING OVER HOUGHTON PARK VIEWABLE FROM CROW LANE
*GREAT WHITE EGRET BOUGHTON FEN THIS A/NOON
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST 15:40 & 2 SHORT-EARED OWLS
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD NEAR THREE NUNS BRIDGES
Sunday 3rd March 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 15:00 ANMER AT BUNKERS HILL FLEW TWDS BIRCHAM COMMON
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 13:10 HOUGHTON HALL CIRCLING OVER HOUGHTON PARK
*GREAT WHITE EGRET HICKLING AT STUBB MILL THIS EVNG
*GREAT WHITE EGRET LYNFORD WATER BUT NO SIGN THIS EVNG
*GREAT WHITE EGRET BOWTHORPE MARSH THIS MRNG
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST
*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FROM WASHINGTON HIDE 12:00 THEN FLEW SOUTH
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 15:30 THETFORD NEAR THREE NUNS BRIDGES & 2 OTTERS
*14 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE AT BEACH C/PK LATE A/NOON
*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF TITCHWELL RSPB EARLY MRNG +RED-NECKED GREBE, VELVET SCOTER & 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS
*PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK CLEY JUST W/OF VILLAGE ON RIVER GLAVEN THIS EVNG
*REDHEAD SMEW MARTHAM BROAD ON SOUTH BROAD
*BITTERN ORMESBY ON LITTLE BROAD OPP VIEWING SCREEN 09:30
Saturday 2nd March 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE HOUGHTON PARK IN SE/CORNER EARLY MRNG THEN FLEW N/
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BELOW BRIDGE BY RIVER THET NEAR THE BRIDGE INN 08:30
*GREAT WHITE EGRET HORSEY MERE FROM STUBB MILL 17:15 +2 HEN HARRIER
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM WAVENEY FOREST MOUND 13:45
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURGH CASTLE
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH IN FIELD S/OF JOE JORDAN HIDE FROM A149 LATE A/NOON
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD NORTH WALSHAM FLEW N/ 15:15
*12 WAXWING ATTLEBOROUGH AT JNCTN SHEPHERD WAY/OLD LONDON RD
*9 WAXWING FAKENHAM BY A148 E/OF A1067 ROUNDABOUT 10:10
*2 SHORT-EARED OWL BURGH CASTLE + 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK
*RED-NECKED GREBE TITCHWELL RSPB OFFSHORE +BLACK-THROATED DIVER, 3000 COMMON SCOTER
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB FROM ISLAND HIDE 11:45
*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF CLEY MARSHES NWT + PURPLE SANDPIPER ON POOL IN EYE FIELD
*2 SPOTTED REDSHANK BREYDON WATER RSPB
*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT W/OF SANDRINGHAM AT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE 07:15

Friday 1st March 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 14:25 SSW/OF GREAT BIRCHAM AT HOUGHTON PARK IN FLIGHT FROM CONCRETE PAD
*GREAT WHITE EGRET HICKLING BROAD VIEWED FROM STUBB MILL+4 COMMON CRANE & MALE HEN HARRIER
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST+SHORT-EARED OWL .TG458010
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 11:10 THETFORD BELOW BRIDGE BY RIVER THET NEAR THE BRIDGE INN+2+OTTERS
*3 SNOW BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB STILL ON BEACH NEAR BOARDWALK OFFSHORE+LONG-TAILED DUCK
*2 SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB AT 10:00
*MALE HEN HARRIER W/OVER STIFFKEY SALTMARSH AT 17:30

Thursday 28th February 2013
Forty Snow Buntings were on the beach and a Woodcock was in the pines.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE SSW/OF GREAT BIRCHAM W/OF CONCRETE PAD AT 16:25
*AD DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL BREYDON WATER OFF WALL AT W/END
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY RIVER THET AT THREE NUNS BRIDGES. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK, CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE, TURN LEFT THEN 1ST RIGHT TO VIEW FROM BETWEEN WOODEN BRIDGES TL.874.824
*4 COMMON CRANE E/OVER TITCHWELL RSPB
*FEM/IMM LONG-TAILED DUCK 10:10 CLEY. PARK ALONG BEACH ROAD JUST BEYOND SLUICE & VIEW W/ALONG RIVER GLAVEN TOWARDS BLAKENEY HARBOUR
*4 COMMON CRANE W/OVER NORTH WALSHAM AT c09:30
*DRK LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+4 SPOTTED REDSHANK . 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFFSHORE+VELVET SCOTER
*7 SNOW BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH
*c50 WHOOPER SWAN NE/OVER WYMONDHAM AT 08:00
*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE AT 09:30
*PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY NWT E/BEACH ROAD ON POOL BY BEACH C/PK AT 10:14

Wednesday 27th February 2013
Highlights today were a superb Red Kite circling south west of the Observatory over the grazing marshes, 6 Eiders and 3 Red-throated Divers on the sea, and a Barn Owl was hunting.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE GREAT BIRCHAM OVER HOUGHTON HALL 08:50
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE NEAR CROSSROADS S/OF ANMER OVER BUNKERS HILL 15:35
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE ANMER LATE A/NOON FLEW FROM TOP OF TREE INTO WOOD AT BUNKERS HILL
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON RIVER THET ON E/SIDE OF MELFORD BRIDGE
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD KINGS LYNN FLEW N/ FROM FIELD N/OF A47 ROUNDABOUT 10:35
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM WAVENEY FOREST MOUND MID A/NOON
*3 VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE TITCHWELL RSPB WITH RED-NECKED GREBE, DRK LONG-TAILED DUCK
*12 TWITE TITCHWELL RSPB IN DUNES NEAR TIDAL POOL BUT MOBILE

Tuesday 26th February 2013
Very little of note today on the reserve, with poor visibility over the sea also restricting activities there, though the ebbing tide saw a large mixed flock of several thousand Waders and Gulls feeding along the tideline.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 1 ML W/OF ANMER FLEW S/ALONG CONIFER SHELTERBELT 11:25
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM WAVENEY FOREST MOUND THIS MRNG + SHORT-EARED OWL
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD 300YDS DOWNSTREAM OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES 13:00
*2 SPOONBILLS TITCHWELL RSPB OVER SALTMARSH & 2 TWITE ON BEACH
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK CLEY ON RIVER GLAVEN ALONG FLOOD BANK TWDS INFO SIGN
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH 11:15 +5 SPOTTED REDSHANK ON VOLUNTEER MARSH + 24 AVOCET, HEN HARRIER
*2 BITTERN FILBY BROAD FROM THE BRIDGE THIS MRNG

Monday 25th February 2013
Seawatching today produced Counts of 10 Red-breasted Mergansers and a single Eider, with other birds of note on the broadwater included c250 Brent Geese and four Pintail.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 17:15 HOUGHTON HALL FLEW OVER WEST VIEW
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE SSE/ OF GREAT BIRCHAM 12:30 IN TREE VIEWED FROM ROAD TF.773.295
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY RIVER THET NEAR MIDDLE BRIDGE OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES C)TL874825 13:05
*UNCON RPT 3 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HADDISCOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST
*10 WAXWING SWAFFHAM OPP LEISURE CENTRE AT MERRYWEATHER RD JNCTN 09:00
*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT N/SIDE OF WOLFERTON TRIANGLE 09:13

Sunday 24th February 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 15:35 ANMER SOARING OVER BUNKERS HILL THEN FLEW WEST +ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 14:30 & HEN HARRIER
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 15:35 OVER HOUGHTON HALL
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE TILL 09:45 DERSINGHAM 1ML E/OF DODDSHILL N/OF MINOR ROAD THEN FLEW OFF NW
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD ANMER FLEW OVER BUNKERS HILL 12:30
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD 100YDS E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES 08:00
3 HEN HARRIERS ROYDON COMMON NWT THIS EVNG
*MALE HEN HARRIER HASSINGHAM 09:45
*43 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLKHAM GAP & LONG-TAILED DUCK OFFSHORE
*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANTS WOLFERTON TRIANGLE 08:00
*3 WAXWINGS THORPE ST.ANDREW ON ST.WILLIAMS WAY BY VETS THIS MRNG

Saturday 23rd February 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE SHERNBORNE C)800M SE/OF VILLAGE UNTIL 14:55 WHEN IT FLEW TWDS ANMER THEN FLEW SSE/OVER BUNKERS HILL 15:25
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES ON HADDISCOE ISLAND FROM WAVENEY FOREST MOUND
*AD MALE ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD RPTD OVER HOLKHAM PARK HALL 15:00
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY RIVER THET NEAR MIDDLE BRIDGE OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES AT C)TL874825

Friday 22nd February 2013
Highlights today were 1 Eider, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Goldeneyes, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Shag, 70 Linnets and 42 Snow Buntings.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*JUV WHITE-TAILED EAGLE TILL 14:14 S/OF GREAT BIRCHAM BETWEEN ANMER & FLITCHAM E/OF B1135 VIEWABLE FROM CONCRETE PAD BY ROAD THEN FLEW E/TOWARDS BUNKER HILL
*GREAT GREY SHRIKE WRENTHAM 1/2ML NW/OF A12 BY GATE & FOOTPATH SIGN CHURCH
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 13:30 HADDISCOE ISLAND VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST+2+SHORT-EARED OWL .TG458010
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY RIVER THET NEAR MIDDLE BRIDGE OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES AT 11:45. cTL874825
*14 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH NEAR LIBRARY IN TOLLHOUSE STREET/NOTTINGHAM WAY AREA
*50+WAXWING NORWICH AT THORPE ST.ANDREW ON ST.WILLIAMS WAY BY THORPE VETS AT 13:10. NR7 0AP
*2 SPOONBILL TITCHWELL RSPB
*40 SNOW BUNTING HOLME DUNES+3 LONG-TAILED DUCK OFFSHORE
*MALE HEN HARRIER SHARRINGTON OVER FIELD BY A148 AT 14:25
*MALE HEN HARRIER ROYDON COMMON AT 15:10+SHORT-EARED OWL
*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE AT 16:30

Thursday 21st February 2013
Another bitterly cold day with a brisk easterly wind, seawatching produced a single Eider and two Red-breated Mergansers, with once again the large Scoter flock viewable distanly offshore. Sky dancing Marsh Harriers during the morning reminded us that spring is just around the corner, honest !!
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 16:48 E/OF ANMER S/OF BUNKERS HILL FLEW E/TOWARDS HOUGHTON
*GREAT WHITE EGRET 15:35 LYNFORD ARBORETUM AT LYNFORD WATER IN REEDS ON FAR BANK
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND OVER HADDISCOE MARSHES AT 10:15
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD FRAMINGHAM PIGOT OVER FIELDS SW/OF A146 S/OF OLD FEATHERS PUB
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY RIVER THET 100YDS E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES AT 13:35
*AD BLACK BRANT WELLS OFF BEACH ROAD ON PITCH & PUTT COURSE
*c40 WAXWING 10:30 NORWICH AT THORPE ST.ANDREW ON ST.WILLIAMS WAY BY THORPE VETS. NR7 0AP
*LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD IN THE CHANNEL
*3 HEN HARRIER MALE+2 RINGTAIL STIFKEY OVER SALTMARSH LATE A/NOON
*c12 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK
*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE ON S/SIDE

Wednesday 20th February 2013
Little of note today with the large raft of several thousand Common Scoter viewable though distantly from the dunes, and the Linnet flock on the beach numbering thirty or so birds again accompanied by several Snow Buntings.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*WHITE-TAILED EAGLE NEAR DERSINGHAM FLYING FROM NE/SIDE OF BUNKERS HILL TWDS HOUGHTON 15:50
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES OVER HADDISCOE ISLAND FROM WAVENEY FOREST MOUND 14:00
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD 100YDS E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES 11:00
*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT S/SIDE OF WOLFERTON TRIANGLE 08:30 AND 17:00
*25 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE ON BEACH LATE MRNG + MALE HEN HARRIER


Tuesday 19th February 2013
A disappointingly foggy start to the day, with visibility not improving until early afternoon. Highlights today were three Red-breasted Mergansers noted during the seawatch, and a flock of 60+ Linnet on the beach which were found to be accompanied by six Snow Buntings.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*WHITE-TAILED EAGLE DERSINGHAM ON E/SIDE NEAR HOUGHTON EARLY A/NOON
*GREAT WHITE EGRET EARLHAM W/OF TOLLGATE WAY THIS MRNG
*GREAT WHITE EGRET BOWTHORPE ON FLOODS BY RIVER YARE THIS A/NOON. ACCESS OFF MARDLE STREET TG.177.080
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 15:45 THETFORD 100YDS E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST THIS A/NOON
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 15:30
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK JUST W/OF CLEY VILLAGE IN GLAVEN CHANNEL SHOWING WELL. WALK N/FROM SLUICE TO VIEW
*41 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH BY C/PK 14:05
*30 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH LIBRARY THIS MRNG
*12 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH AT ASDA THIS MRNG
*9 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON THORPE ROAD AT RSPB OFFICE
*2 GOLDEN PHEASANTS WOLFERTON TRIANGLE 07:45

Monday 18th February 2013
Another spring like day today but cool with ice in places on the fields, highlights were a Goldeneye, a Red-throated Diver, 60 Golden Plovers, and 1 Chiffchaff.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 13:00 1ML ENE/OF ANMER OVER BIRCHAM HEATH VIEWABLE FROM MINOR ROAD AT BUNKERS HILL
*GREAT WHITE EGRET HICKLING AT STUBB MILL FLEW TO REEDS NEAR HORSEY MERE 16:30
*GREAT WHITE EGRET BOWTHORPE MARSH 13:10
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HADDISCOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST +BITTERN, SHORT-EARED OWL & 35 WAXWINGS
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE 16:35 & 2 SPOONBILLS
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD 100YDS E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES SHOWING WELL
*POSS AD BLACK BRANT HOLKHAM AT W/END BY A149 12:00
*4 HEN HARRIERS ROYDON COMMON NWT IN ROOST
*30 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BEACH BY C/PK 10:35
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK JUST W/OF CLEY VILLAGE IN GLAVEN CHANNEL SHOWING WELL. WALK N/FROM SLUICE TO VIEW
*6 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB & FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK LATE A/NOON ON FRESHMARSH
*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANTS WOLFERTON TRIANGLE 08:40
*30 WAXWINGS GREAT YARMOUTH LIBRARY 16:30
*20 WAXWINGS CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE RIDGE & PURPLE SANDPIPER ON EYE POOL
*12 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT EARLHAM ROAD / CHRISTCHURCH ROAD THIS MRNG
*9 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT COLLEGE ROAD / THE AVENUES 10:00

Sunday 17th February 2013
A beautiful spring-like day, seabirds included 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 5,500 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneyes, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, and 4 Great Crested Grebes. Also of interest were 2 Buzzards, 4 Marsh Harriers, a Peregrine, 40 Golden Plovers, 1 Barn Owl, and 2 Bullfinches.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT WHITE EGRET EARLHAM W/OF TOLLGATE WAY MID MRNG
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HADDISCOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST 11:30
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD NORTH WOOTTON VIEWABLE W/FROM ESTUARY FARM 09:10
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD 100YDS E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES 07:55
*2 SPOONBILLS HOLKHAM FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE 11:50 & BITTERN
*5 TWITE TITCHWELL RSPB IN DUNES 400YDS E/OF BOARDWALK
*3 REDHEAD SMEW TOTTENHILL GPs
*2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF HOLME
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK CLEY IN GLAVEN CHANNEL - FOR 3RD WEEK
*4 HEN HARRIERS ROYDON COMMON NWT IN ROOST
*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE 09:35
*WAXWING WYMONDHAM AT SYCAMORE AVENUE / LIME TREE CLOSE

Saturday 16th February 2013
Highlights today included 5000 Common Scoters on the sea, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 2 Guillemots, 2 Barn Owls, a Cetti's Warbler and 2 Bullfinches.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*AD FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK COCKSHOOT BROAD. USE C/PK AT END OF FERRY ROAD AND FOLLOW FLOODED BOARDWALK
*GREAT WHITE EGRET BOWTHORPE MARSH. PARK IN BOWTHORPE SOUTHERN PARK C/PK OFF THREE SCORE AND WALK THRU METAL GATE
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON RIVER THET 100YDS E/OF MIDDLE OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK
*AD MALE ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY DRIFTED WEST EARLY A/NOON
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES ON HADDISCOE ISLAND
*35 WAXWING OVER HADDISCOE MARSHES
*5 WAXWING SOUTH WALSHAM IN THE C/PK OF KINGS ARMS ON BURLINGHAM RD
*SPOONBILL BURNHAM NORTON FLEW S/ THIS EVNG
*SHORE LARK BY POOLS 300M E/OF GRAMBOROUGH HILL 14:30
*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT S/SIDE OF WOLFERTON TRIANGLE NEAR CROSSROADS MID A/NOON
*LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH
*LONG-TAILED DUCK OVERSTRAND
*34 SNOW BUNTING HOLME NEXT THE SEA ON BEACH
*29 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE ON SHINGLE RIDGE BTWN C/PK/GRAMBOROUGH HILL
*2 SCAUP BARTON BROAD
*HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN THE PADDOCKS
*3 HEN HARRIER ROOSTED AT ROYDON COMMON NWT

Friday 15th February 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT WHITE EGRET EAST DEREHAM AT NEATHERD MOOR IN DYKE 07:30
*MALE ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 17:30 BURNHAM OVERY FLEW OVER HOLKHAM PINES
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY TWO BRIDGES W/OF A1066/A1088 R/BOUT 09:50
*SHORELARK SALTHOUSE AT BEACH C/PK 10:30
*AD SPOONBILL HOLKHAM 12:20 & POSS BLACK BRANT / HYBRID
*40 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLME ON BEACH 11:30
*WAXWING WYMONDHAM BEHIND ROBERT KETT PUB 09:40

Thursday 14th February 2013
Highlights today were 4,500 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneye, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, 250+ Golden Plovers, a Barn Owl, and 2 Bullfinches.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT WHITE EGRET 15:00 SW/OF NORWICH AT EARLHAM ON BOWTHORPE MARSH NR VIEWABLE FROM BRIDGE
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND+RUDDY SHELDUCK, 20 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE & c2000 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY THIS A/NOON
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY RIVER THET 100YDS WNW/OF A1066/A1088 ROUNDABOUT BY 2 BRIDGES AT 11:00. TL878829
*15+TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB AT 11:00
*c30 WAXWING 15:30 THETFORD ON LONDON ROAD OPPOSIYE STATION ROAD TL869833
*WAXWING WYMONDHAM BETWEEN LIME TREE CLOSE & SYCAMORE AVENUE
*c40 WAXWING HELLESDON ON NURSERY CLOSE

Tuesday 12th February 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*BLACK BRANT RPTD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR E/OF LADY ANNS DRIVE WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE
*c30 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB
*c30 WAXWING ATTLEBOROUGH BY A11 JUNCTION
*7 WAXWING GREAT YARMOUTH IN LIBRARY C/PK AT 16:40
*21 WAXWING NORWICH ON GLOUCESTER STREET THIS MRNG
*4 COMMON CRANE 2AD HORSEY MILL
*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE ON N/SIDE BY CROSSROADS AT 07:45
*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE AT 13:00
*SHAG NORWICH ON RIVER WENSUM NEAR FRIARS QUAY AT 07:35

Monday 11th February 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT WHITE EGRET BOWTHORPE OFF B1108 ON BOWTHORPE MARSH
*GREAT WHITE EGRET EARLHAM ON WEST EARLHAM MARSH W/OF TOLLGATE WAY LATE MRNG
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 12:00 BURNHAM OVERY ON E/OF SEAWALL
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 15:20 THETFORD NEAR THREE NUNS BRIDGES
*JUV BLACK BRANT CLEY NWT OFF EAST BANK & 3 PALE-BELLIED BRENTS
*SHAG 16:00 NORWICH ON RIVER WENSUM AT ELM HILL C/PK VIEWABLE FROM FRIARS QUAY
*BONXIE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB FLEW NE 16:48
*25 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE AT BEACH C/PK
*8 HEN HARRIERS ROYDON COMMON NWT IN ROOST & SHORT-EARED OWL
*SLAVONIAN GREBE WIGGENHALL ST.MARY MAGDALEN BY BRIDGE
*4 REDHEAD SMEW TOTTENHILL GPs 11:05
*12 WAXWINGS DOWNHAM MARKET BY A10 800YDS N/OF ARBUCKLES DINER 11:25

Sunday 10th February 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK COCKSHOOT BROAD IN DYKE IN NE/SIDE BUT ELUSIVE. USE C/PK AT END OF FERRY ROAD & FOLLOW BOARDWALK TO VIEW
*GREAT WHITE EGRET NORWICH ON WEST EARLHAM MARSH 16:15 THEN FLEW WEST
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HADDISCOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST LATE MRNG
*MALE ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 15:00 E/OF BURNHAM OVERY OVER MARSH BUT DISTANT
*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL BREYDON WATER 07:55
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON RIVER THET OVERFLOW 100YDS E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES
*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB WITH 30 TAIGA BEAN GEESE
*2 SHAGS NAR VALLEY FISHERIES
*4 REDHEAD SMEW TOTTENHILL GPs 11:30
*20 WAXWINGS THETFORD BY BRECKLAND LEISURE CENTRE THIS MRNG
*13 WAXWINGS WYMONDHAM ON LIME TREE CLOSE
*2 WAXWINGS NORWICH AT RUPERT STREET / TRINITY STREET BY ROSE TAVERN
*WAXWING THETFORD BY A1066/A107 R/BOUT ON S/SIDE OF A107 NORWICH ROAD 12:50

Saturday 9th February 2013
Highlights today were a Bittern over the grazing marsh, 1600 Common Scoters and a Slaovnian Grebe offshore, 1 Red-throated Diver, 13 Fulmars, 4 Marsh Harriers, 1 Buzzard, an adult Med Gull on the beach, 1 Guillemot, Barn and Short-eared Owls hunting near the Golf Course, and 2 Bullfinches were also noted.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*DRK GREEN-WINGED TEAL BREYDON WATER RSPB FROM BREYDON HIDE + 3000 TEAL
*RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE NORTH WOOTTON AT MARSH FARM FROM MARSH RD +300 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
*GREAT WHITE EGRET NORWICH ON WEST EARLHAM MARSH THEN FLEW TWDS SPIRE HOSPITAL ON TOLLGATE WAY
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON RIVER THET 100YDS E/OF MIDDLE OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK, CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TO VIEW FROM WOODEN FOOTBRIDGE TL.874.824
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY STILL SOARING OVER DUNES W/OF HOLKHAM MID A/NOON
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES AT HADDISCOE ISLAND VIEWED FROM WAVENEY FOREST MOUND
*AD CASPIAN GULL BREYDON WATER RSPB OPP RUGBY CLUB +SPOTTED REDSHANK OFF BURGH
*30 WAXWING NORWICH ON CHURCHILL RD MID A/NOON
*C)100 BEWICK'S SWAN CATFIELD IN AREA OF OLD AIRFIELD THIS A/NOON
*2 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN THE PADDOCKS MID A/NOON
*15 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK
*40 SNOW BUNTING CAISTER-ON-SEA N/END OF SECOND AVE
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON THE SEA
*SHORT-EARED OWL HOLME DUNES NWT ON THE GOLF COURSE

Friday 8th February 2013
A Slavonian Grebe was on the Broadwater and 54 Snow Buntings flew over the grazing marsh mid morning. Two Shorelark and 20 Twite were reported on the beach.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*AD FEM FERRUGINOUS DUCK NE/OF NORWICH S/OF HORNING AT COCKSHOOT BROAD. USE C/PK AT END OF FERRY ROAD OPPOSITE FERRY INN & FOLLOW FLOODE BOARDWALK. TG346160
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 12:10 THETFORD ON RIVER THET 100YDS E/OF MIDDLE OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK, CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TO VIEW FROM WOODEN FOOTBRIDGE TL.874.824
*2 SHORE LARK HOLME DUNES ON BEACH AT 10:30+52 SNOW BUNTING & 20 TWITE
*POMARINE SKUA CLEY OFF BEACH C/PK
*31 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB TILL MIDDAY FROM END OF BURNT HOUSE ROAD THEN FLEW TOWARDS BUCKENHAM
*SLAVONIAN GREBE HOLME NOA+COMMON SCOTER
*2 REDHEAD SMEW TOTTENHILL GPS
*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE AT N/END NEAR CROSSROADS AT 09:15
*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT 12:45 WOLFERTON TRIANGLE
*LITTLE OWL FLITCHAM AT ABBEY FARM
*4 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK
*AD SHAG 11:00 E/OF LONG STRATTON N/OF FRITTON COMMON BY ROAD

Thursday 7th February 2013
Highlights were 60 Snow Buntings at Gore Point and 3000+ Common Scoters offshore.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT WHITE EGRET SE/OF NORWICH W/OF B1108 NEAR SPIRE HOSPITAL ON TOLLGATE WAY AT 14:55 VIEWABLE FROM BRIDGE
*RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE NW/OF NORTH WOOTON AT ESTUARY FARM AT DUSK IN WINTER WHEAT FIELD BY FARM BUILDINGS+c300 PINK-FOOTED GOOSE. ACCESS ALONG MARSH ROAD.NOACCESS ON TARCK BEYOND BOUNDARY FARM SIGN
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD OVER BURNHAM OVERY DUNES & FRESHMARSH THIS A/NOON+2 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 15:30 THETFORD ON RIVER THET 100YDS E/OF MIDDLE OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK, CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TO VIEW FROM WOODEN FOOTBRIDGE TL.874.824
*30 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE LIMPENHOE MARSHES+WATER PIPIT CANTLEY BEET FACTORY
*LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB ON SALTMARSH POOLS+4AD MED GULL ON BEACH & TWITE
*4 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK AT 08:45

Wednesday 6th February 2013
Very little of note today, with the highlight being an imm/female Common Scoter on the broadwater during the early part of the morning. Several hundred Pinkfeet were on the grazing marsh and a Barn Owl was noted along the approach road.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT WHITE EGRET EARLHAM ON FLOODWATER NEAR TOLLGATE WAY OFF THE B1108 THIS A/NOON
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON RIVER THET 100YDS E/OF MIDDLE OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES EARLY A/NOON. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK, CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TO VIEW FROM WOODEN FOOTBRIDGE TL.874.824
*6 WAXWING NORWICH AT LAKENHAM PRIMARY SCHOOL EARLY MRNG
*6 WAXWING GORLESTON-ON-SEA 13:00 AT CRAB LANE
*33+ WAXWING THETFORD BEHIND NORWICH RD TESCO AT CHARLOCK RD IP24
*15 WAXWING THORPE ST ANDREW OFF WINSTANLEY AVE BY 3RD ROUNDABOUT
*FEM LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB IN SALTMARSH POOLS +SPOTTED REDSHANK ON VOLUNTEER MARSH, 15 TWITE BY BEACH BOARDWALK
*4 REDHEAD SMEW TOTTENHILL GPS
*6 MED GULL TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH +AD KITTIWAKE
*2 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN THE PADDOCKS
*2 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK

Tuesday 5th February 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HADDISCOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST THIS EVNG & SHORT-EARED OWL
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM AT W/END OF PINES THIS MRNG +RED KITE & RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON RIVER THET OVERFLOW 100YDS E/OF MIDDLE OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES 10:10
*2 SHORELARKS CLEY FLEW W/PAST COASTGUARDS 08:40
*46 SNOW BUNTINGS CAISTER-ON-SEA S/OF SECOND AVENUE
*REDHEAD SMEW TOTTENHILL GPs
*BITTERN FELBRIGG HALL NT
*27 WAXWINGS NORWICH ON MANDELA CLOSE THEN FLEW TWDS ST.BENEDICTS STREET 13:15
*21 WAXWINGS GORLESTON ON CRAB LANE
*WAXWING THORPE ST.ANDREW ON DUSSINGDALE DRIVE

Monday 4th February 2013
Twelve Snow Buntings flew west over the grazing marshes and at least 6 Marsh Harriers were circling. A Barn Owl was also hunting. On the sea 1 Eider, 5000 Common Scoters, 1 Goldeneye, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, and 10 Fulmars were of note.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARDS HADDISCOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST 14:00
*4 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE AT END OF IRON ROAD
*55 MED GULLS GREAT YARMOUTH ON BEACH THIS MRNG
*DRK SCAUP TITCHWELL RSPB +LONG-TAILED DUCK, 7 SPOTTED REDSHANKS & 23 TWITE
*10 WAXWINGS THORPE ST.ANDREW ON DUSSINGDALE DRIVE 11:50
*3 WAXWINGS GORLESTON ON CRAB LANE

Sunday 3rd February 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM BY A149 15:30
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 14:45 BURNHAM OVERY MARSH VIEWABLE FROM A149 LAYBY
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HICKLING VILLAGE N/OF CHURCH 13:30
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST 10:45
*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HEMPSTEAD MARSHES BY ENTRANCE TO HEATH FARM 08:55 & 26 BEWICK'S SWANS
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES THIS MRNG
*BLACK BRANT CLEY NWT
*28 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB 09:05
*PURPLE SANDPIPER CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD
*46 SNOW BUNTINGS CAISTER N/OF END OF SECOND AVENUE
*4 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE AT BEACH C/PK
*SLAVONIAN GREBE WIGGENHALL ST.MARY MAGDALEN IN RELIEF CHANNEL
*5 BEWICK'S SWANS BURNHAM OVERY ON GRAZING MARSH +36 SNOW BUNTINGS ON BEACH N/OF DUNES & 2 RED KITES OVER DUNES
*2 SHAGS WIGGENHALL ST.GERMANS
*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE
*5 WAXWINGS THORPE ST.ANDREW OFF DUSSINGDALE DRIVE 16:10
*4 WAXWINGS GORLESTON ON CRAB LANE 13:30
*3 WAXWINGS BRUNDALL

Saturday 2nd February 2013
Seawatching today produced 5 Eiders, 1 Goldeneye, 5,000+ Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, 6 Great Crested Grebes, and 38 Kittiwakes. 3 Bullfinches were on the reserve.
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*GREAT WHITE EGRET BY RIVER YARE JUST ESE/OF MARLINGFORD VIEWABLE FROM BAWBURGH RD BY ENTRANCE TO TRACK TO ALGARSTHORPE FARM. TRACK IS PRIVATE. TG.141.092
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY LATE A/NOON
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESH MARSH MOBBED BY PEREGRINE THEN FLEW W/
*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES AT HADDISCOE ISLAND FROM WAVENEY FOREST MOUND
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES AND NOW SINGING. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK, CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TO VIEW FROM WOODEN FOOTBRIDGE TL.874.824
*AD CASPIAN GULL NORWICH ON UAE PLAYING FIELDS WITH OTHER GULLS MIDDAY
*28 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB +5 SHORT-EARED OWL , WATER PIPIT
*4 WAXWING NORWICH AT ST JOHNS CLOSE 11:15
*SOOTY SHEARWATER W/PAST CROMER 08:29
*400 BEWICK'S SWAN CATFIELD +20 WHOOPER SWAN
*REDHEAD SMEW TOTTENHILL GPS
*2 REDHEAD SMEW STOKE FERRY NEAR AQUADUCT MIDDAY
*3 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK
*4 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE AT BEACH C/PK 10:00

Friday 1st February 2013
NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET
*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK, CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TO VIEW FROM WOODEN FOOTBRIDGE TL.874.824
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES AT HADDISCOE ISLAND THIS A/NOON +2 SHORT-EARED OWL, RUDDY SHELDUCK
*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURNHAM OVERY OVER MARSHES E/ OF SEA WALL
*25 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB
*BLACK BRANT CLEY MARSHES NWT E/OF EAST BANK+PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE
*67+ WAXWING GORLESTON - 51+ AT CRAB LANE, 16 BY ENGLANDS LANE
*3 REDHEAD SMEW TOTTENHILL GPS
*3 SPOTTED REDSHANK TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESH MARSH
*4 TWITE TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH THIS A/NOON

Thursday 31st January 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD DRK AMERICAN WIGEON 16:30 ESE/OF MARLINGFORD BY RIVER YARE VIEWABLE FROM BAWBURGH ROAD BY ENTRANCE TRACK TO ALGARSTHORPE FARM .NO ENTRY ALONG TRACK. TG141092

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HICKLING FLEW W/PAST STUBB MILL AT 14:35

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 16:30 THETFORD BY RIVER THET 100YDS E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK, CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TO VIEW FROM WOODEN FOOTBRIDGE TL874824

*60+WAXWING 14:15 GORLESTON NEAR JUNCTION OF CRAB LANE & SHRUBLANDS WAY BY CEMETERY

*WAXWING COSTESSEY GPS BY ENTRANCE TO SKI PIT AT 08:50

*10+WAXWING GORLESTON BY JUNCTION OF CRAB LANE & CHURCH ROAD AT 09:15

*DRK SMEW KIMBERLEY

*SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+LONG-TAILED DUCK & WATER PIPIT ON FRESHMARSH

*40 SNOW BUNTING HOLME DUNES ON BEACH

 

Wednesday 30th January 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD DRK AMERICAN WIGEON ESE/OF MARLINGFORD BY RIVER YARE VIEWABLE FROM BAWBURGH ROAD BY ENTRANCE TRACK TO ALGARSTHORPE FARM AT 15:30.NO ENTRY ALONG TRACK. TG141092

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD TERRINGTON ST.CLEMENT ON SEAWALL THEN FLEW E/

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND THIS A/NOON

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY RIVER THET 100YDS E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES LATE MRNG. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK, CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TO VIEW FROM WOODEN FOOTBRIDGE TL874824

*2+TAIGA BEAN GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB VIEWABLE FROM BURNT HOUSE ROAD BUT DISTANT

*2 WAXWING WATLINGTON ON STATION ROAD AT 09:30. cTF615111

*55 WAXWING GORLESTON BY JUNCTION OF ALMOND ROAD/CRAB LANE & OAK ROAD AT 13:30

*16 WAXWING THETFORD 500YDS FROM THE NUNNERY EARLY A/NOON

*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON TRIANGLE AT 08:00

*c30 SNOW BUNTING HOLME DUNES AT 14:15

*1+REDHEAD SMEW TOTTENHILL GPS AT 10:30

*1+REDHEAD SMEW WELNEY WWT

*DRK GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH+2 WATER PIPIT . GREEN SANDPIPER ON DRAINED GRAZING MEADOW POOL, SLAVONIAN GREBE OFFSHORE, RED-CRESTED POCHARD & FEM SCAUP ON PATSYS REEDBED

 

Tuesday 29th January 2013 

Seawatching today produced little of note other than the large flock of Common Scoter, several thousand in number, viewable distantly on the sea. On the reserve a flock of 50+ Barnacle Geese flew west over the grazing Marsh with other birds of note included the Red Kite again and up to five Marsh Harriers. There were  two sightings of Bitterns, one in flight over the broadwater and the other distantly flying east along the rear of the grazing marsh.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET WYMONDHAM BY RIVER TIFFEY. ACCESS N/ALONG RIVER FROM WYMONDHAM ABBEY

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON MARLINGFORD BY RIVER YARE VIEWABLE FROM ENTRANCE TO ALGARSTHORPE FARM BY BAWBURGH ROAD

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD 100YDS E/OF NUNS BRIDGES 10:45

*DRK GARGANEY TITCHWELL RSPB FROM PARRINDER HIDE ON VOLUNTEER MARSH 10:50

*FEM EIDER WIGGENHALL ST.GERMANS S/OF OUSE BRIDGE

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER FILBY BROAD VIEWABLE FROM FILBY BRIDGE

*4 REDHEAD SMEW ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD

*BITTERN HOLKHAM FROM TOWER HIDE

*BITTERN WHITLINGHAM C.P IN FLIGHT AT E/END

*60 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLME N/OF GOLF COURSE

*20 SNOW BUNTINGS CLEY NWT BY BEACH C/PK

*ROSS'S GOOSE (UNKNOWN ORIGIN) HORSEY S/OF HORSEY MILL WITH 7 BARNACLE GEESE

*53 WAXWINGS GORLESTON-ON-SEA ON CRAB LANE

*18 WAXWINGS WATLINGTON NEAR RAILWAY CROSSING 15:30

 

Monday 28th January 2013 

A blustery day on the reserve, with seawatching producing counts of 15 Goldeneye, 5 Red-throated Diver and 5 Fulmar. A Red Kite was seen several times over the grazing Marsh, and a Short-eared Owl was seen near Thornham Harbour. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD 100YDS E/OF NUNS BRIDGES 11:55 & 8 WAXWINGS BY SCHOOL AT QUEENSWAY / HILARY ROAD 11:45

 *31 TAIGA BEAN GEESE CANTLEY RSPB FROM BOTTOM OF BURNT HOUSE LANE 11:25 BUT MOBILE

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE HORSEY WITH PINKFEET, BARNACLE GEESE & ESC ROSS'S GOOSE

*SLAVONIAN GREBE WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD

*2 REDHEAD SMEW WELNEY WWT THIS A/NOON

*2 REDHEAD SMEW ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD

*2 REDHEAD SMEW FILBY BROAD

*DRK SMEW KIMBERLEY HALL LAKE THIS MRNG

*DRK SMEW TOTTENHILL GPs

*BITTERN HOLKHAM FROM TOWER HIDE

*BITTERN COLNEY GPs

*2 SPOTTED REDSHANKS TITCHWELL RSPB

*13 WAXWINGS GORLESTON AT E/END OF CRAB LANE 12:30

 

Sunday 27th January 2013 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

NORFOLK ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 15:30 HADDISCOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM WAVENEY FOREST

*SLAVONIAN GREBE WHITLINGHAM C.P AT E/END OF GREAT BROAD

*6 SMEW (1 DRK) TOTTENHILL GPs 13:25 TF.632.112

*DRK SCAUP ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD FROM END OF BOARDWALK THIS A/NOON

*6 WOODLARKS HOLKHAM GAP FEEDING ON SHORT VEGETATION & 3 WAXWINGS OVER

*21 WAXWINGS BRADWELL AT MILL LANE CENTRE IN C/PK 08:40

*8 WAXWINGS WARHAM GREENS 15:00

 

Saturday 26th January 2013

Over 3000 Common Scoters were offshore.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET WYMONDHAM STANDING IN SNOW IN FIELD BESIDE RIVER TIFFEY 11:00 WITH 2 LITTLE EGRET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET 300YDS SE/OF HORSEY MILL +RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY RIVER THET 100YDS E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK, CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TO VIEW FROM WOODEN FOOTBRIDGE TL874824

*JUV ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SE/CORNER OF N/ SIDE OF SALTHOUSE HEATH 14:55 THEN FLEW INLAND

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND

*15 WAXWING BRADWELL BTWN CLEY RD/MILL LANE BY PATH N/SIDE OF PLAYING FIELD 16:15

*2 LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB ON SALTMARSH BY BEACH BOARDWALK

*SLAVONIAN GREBE WHITLINGHAM CP ON GREAT BROAD

*3 SHORT-EARED OWL CLAXTON MARSHES THIS A/NOON +RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER

*60 SNOW BUNTING HOLME NEXT THE SEA ON BEACH BY GOLF COURSE +5+ TWITE

*6 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK 15:45

 

Friday 25th January 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET 14:00 WYMONDHAM IN DITCH. FROM WYMONDHAM ABBEY TAKE FOOTPATH N/ALONG RIVER TO VIEW

*GREAT GREY SHRIKE 16:00 WEYBOURNE E/OF A149 BY CEMETERY ENTRANCE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD LANGLEY MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM BURGH CASTLE AT 13:00

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM BEACH THEN FLEW OVER SEAWALL

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 15:05 THETFORD BY RIVER THET 100YDS E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK, CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TO VIEW FROM WOODEN FOOTBRIDGE TL874824

*AD BLACK BRANT CLEY NWT IN FIELD E/OF BEACH ROAD WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE+AD PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*8 WAXWING SHERINGHAM BY JUNCTION OF HOLLOWAY ROAD & BEACH AVENUE

*1w CASPIAN GULL BREYDON WATER LATE A/NOON

*REDHEAD SMEW FILBY BROAD

*1w DRK SCAUP TITCHWELL RSPB+4 SPOTTED REDSHANK & 2 HEN HARRIER 1 MALE THORNHAM POINT

*RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER BRANCASTER HARBOUR+17 TWITE

*2 MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT 13:57 WOLFERTON ON S/SIDE OF WOLFERTON TRIANGLE

*2 HEN HARRIER 1 MALE TITCHWELL RSPB IN ROOST+1w DRK SCAUP OFFSHORE

 

Thursday 24th January 2013

A flock of 46 Barnacle Geese were on the grazing marsh with Brents mid morning, and again over 100 Fieldfares were feeding on the reserve.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET 15:40 WYMONDHAM ON WATER MEADOWS. FROM WYMONDHAM ABBEY WALK N/ALONG RIVER

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE ISLAND ON N/SIDE EARLY A/NOON

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 10:50 THETFORD BY RIVER THET 100YDS E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES TL874824

*AD BLACK BRANT CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENTS+AD PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE

*22 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB FROM BURNT HOUSE ROAD AT 11:35

*POMARINE SKUA W/PAST HOLME . 2 SPOTTED REDSHANK TITCHWELL RSPB+RUFF

*LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR BEACH BY BOARDWALK+RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & 2 BITTERN ON FRESHMARSH

*15 WAXWING NORWICH ON EARLHAM ROAD

*15 WAXWING c1/2ML W/OF BURNHAM OVERY JUNCTION BY A149

*SLAVONIAN GREBE SE/OF NORWICH AT WHITLINGHAM CP AT E/END OF GREAT BROAD

*SLAVONIAN GREBE 15:00 WIGGENHALL ST.MARY MAGDALEN ON RELIEF CHANNEL N/OF BRIDGE+DRK RED-BREASTED MERGANSER

*4 REDHEAD SMEW TOTTENHILL GPS AT 16:00

*SCAUP WROXHAM BROAD 

 

Wednesday 23rd January 2013

Up to 150 Fieldfares were on the reserve much of the day, and 8 Woodcocks were seen along the length of Broadwater Road at dusk.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET FLEW OVER FILBY BROAD MID A/NOON

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD UPSTREAM FROM MIDDLE BRIDGE AT THREE NUNS BRIDGES TL.874.825 08:15

*JUV BLACK BRANT CLEY NEXT THE SEA MID MRNG+4 PALE-BELLIED BRENT GOOSE , 2500 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE (+ HYBRID BLACK BRANT X D-B BRENT), 2 WATER PIPIT

*LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB BY BEACH BOARDWALK

*5 WAXWING NORWICH NEAR CRINGLEFORD NEAR A47 15:00

*c)8 WAXWING ATTLEBOROUGH BY A11/B1077 FLYOVER 13:10

*SLAVONIAN GREBE WHITLINGHAM CP ON GREAT BROAD

*SLAVONIAN GREBE WIGGENHALL ST MARY MAGDALEN ON RELIEF CHANNEL+ AD DRK RED-BREASTED MERGANSER

*BLACK-NECKED GREBE FILBY BROAD + FEM SCAUP

*SPOTTED REDSHANK TITCHWELL RSPB ON VOLUNTEER MARSH

*2 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE AT THE BEACH C/PK THIS MRNG

*3 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCK LATE A/NOON

 

Tuesday 22nd January 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD ROSS'S GOOSE HORSEY FLEW N/OVER NELSON PUB & POSS LANDED BEHIND DUNES WITH 5 BARNACLE GEESE & 200 PINKFEET 12:30

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD DOWNSTREAM OF MIDDLE OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES 13:20. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK & CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TL.875.825

 

Monday 21st January 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BURGH CASTLE & 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD SWAFFHAM FLEW W/OVER A47 / A1122 JUNCTION 11:50

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 14:05 THETFORD JUST E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK & CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TL.875.825

*36 SNOW BUNTINGS CAISTER-ON-SEA 500YDS N/OF END OF SECOND AVENUE

*SLAVONIAN GREBE WHITLINGHAM ON GREAT BROAD & 2 BITTERNS

*GREAT NORTHERN DIVER OFF HEMSBY DRIFTING SOUTH 15:00

*100 BRAMBLINGS GLANDFORD AT CLEY SPY

*12 WAXWINGS BOWTHORPE BTW MARDLE ROAD & TOLLGATE WAY

*WAXWING SOUTH WALSHAM AT THE KINGS ARMS 14:45

 

Sunday 20th January 2013

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD BTW CLEY & SALTHOUSE FLEW OVER A149 THIS MRNG +2 SHORELARKS CLEY NWT IN DUNES OFF BEACH NEAR END OF EAST

BANK & LITTLE GULL OVER

*MALE LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB BY BOARDWALK THIS MRNG & 2 SPOTTED REDSHANKS

*15 TWITE THORNHAM S/OF HARBOUR C/PK 13:45

*SLAVONIAN GREBE WHITLINGHAM C.P ON GREAT BROAD THIS MRNG

*2 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE AT BEACH C/PK THIS MRNG

*3 REDHEAD SMEW WIGGENHALL ST.MARY MAGDALEN

*32 WAXWINGS CAISTER-ON-SEA AT END OF SECOND AVENUE

*15 WAXWINGS BURNHAM OVERY AT GUN HILL C/PK LATE A/NOON

*WAXWING SOUTH WALSHAM ON BURLINGHAM ROAD AT THE KINGS HEAD  

 

Saturday 19th January 2013

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET ST OLAVES FLEW E/ MID MRNG

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD RPTD HOLME NEXT THE SEA FLYING S/ OVER A149

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD LANGLEY MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM BURGH CASTLE EARLY A/NOON

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY THE THREE NUNS BRIDGES. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK & CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TO VIEW FROM SMALL WOODEN FOOTBRIDGE TL874824

*27 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE CANTLEY MARSHES RSPB

*15 WAXWING THETFORD ON FISON WAY IND ESTATE

*LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB BY THE BEACH BOARDWALK

*2 SHORE LARK CLEY MARSHES NWT BTWN BEACH/NORTH HIDE

*3 REDHEAD SMEW WIGGENHALL ST MARY MAGDALEN

*LITTLE GULL CLEY NEXT THE SEA BY HOLT RD

*2 REDHEAD SMEW ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD

*SLAVONIAN GREBE WHITLINGHAM CP + WATER RAIL

*5 WOODLARK HOLKHAM WITH SYLARKS

*2 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE AT BEACH C/PK

*SHORT-EARED OWL KINGS LYNN ON MARSH BY HOSPITAL

*50+ BRAMBLING GLANDFORD IN FIELD BEHIND CLEY SPY SHOP

 

Friday 18th January 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH VIEWABLE W/FROM BURGH CASTLE 

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON NUNS BRIDGE ROAD BY MIDDLE BRIDGE AT 14:45 TL878829

*2 MALE LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB NEAR BEACH ON SALTMARSH W/OF BOARDWALK+30 SNOW BUNTING .JACK SNIPE ON GRAZING MARSH. 4 SPOTTED REDSHANK ON VOLUTEER MARSH. 2 HEN HARRIERS IN ROOST & 15 TWITE THORNHAM POINT

*MALE GOLDEN PHEASANT WOLFERTON ON N/SIDE OF WOLFERTON TRIANGLE AT 10:20

*2 BITTERN WHITLINGHAM CP ON N/SIDE OF GREAT BROAD

Thursday 17th January 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET 10:00 HICKLING BROAD NWT ON ICE NEAR WHITESLEA LODGE AS VIEWED FROM THE JETTY ON THE WEAVERS WAY TG428210  

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD W/OF GREAT YARMOUTH OPPOSITE BURGH CASTLE ON LANGLEY MARSHES AT 15:10

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY RIVER THET 100YDS E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES AT 13:00. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK & CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TO VIEW FROM SMALL WOODEN FOOTBRIDGE TL874824

*LAPLAND BUNTING CLEY NWT IN EYE FIELD+WATER PIPIT E/OF EAST BANK & 5 BRAMBLING IN VILLAGE

*LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB ON SALTMARSH W/OF BOARDWALK+30 SNOW BUNTING, SPOTTED REDSHANK, RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER & VELVET SCOTER OFFSHORE

*3 REDHEAD SMEW WIGGENHALL ST.MARY MAGDALEN FROM RELIEF CHANNEL BRIDGE THIS A/NOON 

*1+ SMEW ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD THIS A/NOON+3 BITTERN

*MEALY REDPOLL NORWICH TRAPPED & RINGED AT E/END OF UEA BROADS ROAD AT 10:45

*2 BITTERN WHITLINGHAM CP

Wednesday 16th January 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET 

* BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD BY RIVER THET AT THREE NUNS BRIDGES. USE RIVERSIDE C/PK AND CROSS FOOTBRIDGE TO VIEW TL.874.824

*LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB ON TURF BY BOARDWALK +8 SNOW BUNTING ON BEACH, 25 TWITE + SPOTTED REDSHANK ON VOLUNTEER POOL

*2 REDHEAD SMEW ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD FROM END OF BOARDWALK

*2 REDHEAD SMEW WIGGENHALL ST MARY MAGDALEN FROM RELIEF CHANNEL BRIDGE

*30+ SNOW BUNTING HOLME NEXT THE SEA AT HOLME DUNES

*BITTERN LYNFORD GP

*2 BITTERN WHITLINGHAM CP 200M W/OF ISLAND

Tuesday 15th January 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD JUST E/OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES 13:00

*GLAUCOUS GULL W/OVER CLEY NWT 16:05

*JUV BLACK BRANT CLEY NWT ON EYE FIELD WITH BRENTS

*SHORELARK BLAKENEY POINT IN FENCED SEAL SANCTUARY

*1w MALE GOSHAWK STRUMPSHAW FEN RSPB FROM TOWER HIDE 16:25 +5 HEN HARRIERS, 4 WAXWINGS & WATER PIPIT

*20 SNOW BUNTINGS TITCHWELL RSPB & 30 TWITE

*20 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE AT BEACH C/PK

*6 WAXWINGS BTW TAVERHAM & FELTHORPE ON FIR COVERT ROAD OPP PLG LTD 08:40

Monday 14th January 2013

Highlights today were 5 Bewick's Swans over east, 2,500 Common Scoters offshore, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Gannet west, 3 Kittiwakes, 40 Fieldfares, 4 Redwings, 60 Linnets and 50 Snow Buntings.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL CLEY NWT ON NORTH SCRAPE 16:00 & JUV BLACK BRANT 15:40 E/OF BEACH ROAD

*LAPLAND BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB BY BOARDWALK & 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB & RED-CRESTED POCHARD

*10 WAXWINGS RAVENINGHAM AT POCKTHORPE ON CORNER OF CASTELL WOOD NEAR HOUSES

 

Sunday 13th January 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*DRK AMERICAN WIGEON MARLINGFORD IN FIELDS BY RIVER YARE VIEWABLE BY BAWBURGH ROAD FROM ENTRANCE TO ALGARSTHORPE FARM

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 16:05 HADDISCOE MARSHES VIEWABLE FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST +MALE HEN HARRIER, 6 SHORT-EARED OWLS & ROSS'S GOOSE

*JUV BLACK BRANT CLEY NWT ON E/SIDE OF BEACH ROAD

*JUV GLAUCOUS GULL SALTHOUSE DRIFTED WEST 15:55 & 2 WHOOPER SWANS FLEW WEST

*TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE MARTHAM BROAD WITH 50 EURASIAN WHITEFRONTS

*2 LAPLAND BUNTINGS WEYBOURNE IN FLIGHT ON CLIFFTOP JUST E/OF COASTGUARD COTTAGES MID MRNG

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB & AD MED GULL

 

Saturday 12th January 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD DRK AMERICAN WIGEON ON RIVER YARE 2/3ML ESE OF MARLINGFORD AT BAWBURGH VIEWABLE FROM THE ENTRANCE TO TRACK AT ALGARSTHORPE FARM TG.141.092. PLS DO NOT WALK ALONG TRACK

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD SHOWING WELL ON SMALL STREAM BY RIVER THET C)100M E/ OF NUNS BRIDGES THIS A/NOON

*2 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD (M + FEM) HADDISCOE MARSHES BUT MALE FLEW OVER WAVENEY FOREST

*12+ COMMON CRANE IN STUBBLE FIELD W/OF B1152 BTWN REPPS/CLIPPESBY + MERLIN FLEW THROUGH

*PROB SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF CLEY MARSHES NWT BY C/PK AT S/END OF EAST BANK

*3 WAXWING EASTON BY ROAD JUST BEYOND SHOWGROUND THIS MRNG

*3 VELVET SCOTER WAXHAM OFF THE PIPE DUMP

*BLACK-THROATED DIVER OFF HOLKHAM +SLAVONIAN GREBE

*LONG-TAILED DUCK TITCHWELL RSPB OFFSHORE +2 SPOTTED REDSHANK ON VOLUNTEER MARSH, FEM RED-CRESTED POCHARD ON PATSYS REEDBED

*REDHEAD SMEW ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD FROM END OF BOARDWALK

*4 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN TREE TOPS N/ OF PADDOCK MID A/NOON

*2 HEN HARRIER STIFFKEY OVER SALTMARSH +SHORT-EARED OWL

*15 SNOW BUNTING THORNHAM POINT

 

Friday 11th January 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD DRK AMERICAN WIGEON BAWBURGH VIEWABLE FROM THE ENTRANCE TO ALGARSTHORPE FARM 13:10 TG141092

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HADDISCOE ISLAND+ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, 3 SHORT-EARED OWL & 9 BEWICK'S SWAN

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 13:05 THETFORD 100YDS E/OF NUNS BRIDGES ON SMALL STREAM FROM WOODEN BRIDGE TL874824

*AD BLACK BRANT HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR E/OF LADY ANNS DRIVE AT 13:45 WITH 30 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE SHOWING WELL

*1w BLACK BRANT SALTHOUSE BY A149 NEAR IRON ROAD AT 14:15 WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*c20 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB IN NE/CORNER+35 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*5 WAXWING TAVERHAM 400YDS N/OF TAVERHAM GARDEN CENTRE AT 13:40

*3 VELVET SCOTER PAST GORLESTON

*3 RINGTAIL HEN HARRIER TITCHWELL RSPB IN ROOST+3w YELLOW-LEGGED GULL & 12 TWITE . 7 SNOW BUNTINGS THORNHAM POINT

*BITTERN HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH NNR FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE AT 14:30+100+ EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*c40 SNOW BUNTING BETWEEN SALTHOUSE & CLEY ON SHINGLE W/OF BEACH C/PK THIS A/NOON BUT MOBILE+PURPLE SANDPIPER ON SEA POOL

*35 SNOW BUNTING CAISTER ON BEACH AT END OF SECOND AVENUE

*3 SHORT-EARED OWL  AT CLAXTON MARSHES OPPOSITE FISHERMANS COTTAGES

*WATER PIPIT TITCHWELL RSPB ON FRESHMARSH 

*HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM TILL 14:15 IN PADDOCK THEN FLEW OFF+FIRECREST

 

Thursday 10th January 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*AD DRK AMERICAN WIGEON WNW/OF NORWICH BETWEEN MARLINGFORD & BAWBURGH

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD 100YDS E/OF NUNS BRIDGES ON SMALL STREAM AT 12:30

*2 REDHEAD SMEW ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD FROM END OF BOARDWALK

*36 SNOW BUNTING 11:15 CAISTER ON BEACH AT N/END OF SECOND AVENUE

*25+SNOW BUNTING CLEY NWT ON SHINGLE N/OF ARNOLDS MARSH

*31+TWITE TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH W/OF BOARDWALK TOWARDS THORNHAM POINT AT 10:55 

*3 RED-CRESTED POCHARD 2DRK+FEM METHWOLD

*8 HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS AT 15:00

 

Wednesday 9th January 2013

Highlights today were 10 Eider, 1000 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 4 Fulmars, and 3 Great Crested Grebes on the sea. Also of note were a Brambling and 5 Siskins.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HOLKHAM FRESHMARSH FROM WASHINGTON HIDE

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM WAVENEY FOREST MOUND EARLY A/NOON +3 SHORT-EARED OWL

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD E/OF NUNS BRIDGES IN SMALL STREAM. PARK IN RIVERSIDE C/PK TL.874.824. CROSS METAL FOOTBRIDGE TO WOODEN FOOTBRIDGE TO VIEW.

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD STREAM ON SPRING WALK, 80M W/OF SPRING HOUSE 13:20

*1w GLAUCOUS GULL BEDDINGTON SF ON TIP

*15 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE E/END OF BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB LATE MRNG

*2 REDHEAD SMEW ORMESBY LITTLE BROAD FROM END OF BOARDWALK

*80 SNOW BUNTING TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH

*30 SNOW BUNTING SALTHOUSE AT BEACH C/PK

*30 SNOW BUNTING CAISTER-ON-SEA ON BEACH AT END OF SECOND AVE

 

Tuesday 8th January 2013

Birds of note today included c1000 Common Scoter and a single Eider noted during the seawatch. The Red Kite appeared several times again over the grazing Marsh, and a Lapland Bunting that flew along the beach calling early morning with single Chiffchaffs noted in the trapping area at the obs and at Redwell Marsh. 

 

Monday 7th January 2013

Highlights today were 1100 Common Scoter, 253 Shelduck, 9 Red-breasted Merganser, and 8 Red-throated Diver on the sea, a Waxwing at the end of Beach Road, a Red Kite over the grazing Marsh and a Chiffchaff in the trapping area.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM MOUND AT WAVENEY FOREST 09:45

*GREAT WHITE EGRET BUCKENHAM FLEW OVER RIVER YARE 16:00

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 15:30 THETFORD BY NUNNS BRIDGE IN SMALL CHANNEL

RED-NECKED GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +32 TWITE ON BEACH & WATER PIPIT ON FRESHMARSH

*2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS OFF TITCHWELL RSPB +2 WATER PIPITS, SPOTTED REDSHANK & 5 BEWICKS SWANS FLEW SOUTH

*9 SCAUP BTW HUNSTANTON & HEACHAM NORTH BEACH ON SEA THIS A/NOON

*PURPLE SANDPIPER BTW CLEY & SALTHOUSE ON SEA POOL & 19 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE BY BEACH C/PK

*3 HAWFINCHES LYNFORD ARBORETUM 14:45

*6 WAXWINGS EASTON BY A47 AT MCDONALDS

*6 WAXWINGS HETHERSETT NEAR KETTS OAK

 

Sunday 6th January 2013

Two Waxwings were near the paddock at Redwell Marsh this afternoon.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

GREAT WHITE EGRET HADDISCOE MARSHES AT HADDISCOE ISLAND

 *BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 12:00 THETFORD 100YDS E/OF MIDDLE OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES

*25 TAIGA BEAN GEESE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB

*2 VELVET SCOTERS PAST SALTHOUSE THIS MRNG +20 SNOW BUNTINGS & PURPLE SANDPIPER

*16 TWITE TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH

*40 SNOW BUNTINGS HOLME ON BEACH NEAR GOLF COURSE

*20 SNOW BUNTINGS CLEY ON SHINGLE RIDGE 09:30

*5 SNOW BUNTINGS SALTHOUSE FLEW W/ALONG SHINGLE RIDGE

*HAWFINCH LYNFORD ARBORETUM 14:30

*26 WAXWINGS THETFORD ON INDUSTRIAL ESTATE AT KIMMS BELT

 

Saturday 5th January 2013

Highlights today were a Red Kite over the marsh with 2 Marsh Harriers, 700 Common Scoter on the sea, 5 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Crested Grebes, and 20 Fieldfares.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM WAVENEY FOREST MOUND MIDDAY +ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD 300YDS E/OF MIDDLE OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES ON SMALL STREAM 10:55. APPROACH WITH CAUTION

*AD BLACK BRANT SALTHOUSE MIDWAY BTWN EAST BANK/DUN COW PUB WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*5 WAXWING E/SIDE OF BRANCASTER IN HEDGE BY A149

*22 WAXWING THETFORD NEAR SAINSBURYS AT KIMMS DELT

*10 WAXWING CLEY MARSHES NWT BEHIND NORTH HIDE +HEN HARRIER OVER MARSHES

*100+ WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE HOLKHAM FROM JOE JORDAN HIDE

*50 SNOW BUNTING HOLKHAM W/ ALONG HOLKHAM BEACH

*2 PURPLE SANDPIPER SALTHOUSE ON SEA POOL+ 20 SNOW BUNTING ON SHINGLE BANK

*RED KITE HOLME NOA CIRCLING MARSH WITH FEM MARSH HARRIER 11:05

 

Friday 4th January 2013

Highlights today included 250 Common Scoters, 4 Eiders, 6 Red-throated Divers, 3 Fulmars, 10 Great Crested Grebes, a Greenshank in Thornham Harbour, 3 Kittiwakes, 10 Fieldfares, a male Stonechat along Thornham Bank, 3 Rock Pipits, 40 Snow Buntings and a single Lapland Bunting.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET HADDISCOE ISLAND AT 16:33 THEN WENT TO ROOST IN WAVENEY FOREST+ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD WENT TO ROOST AT 16:22

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER 15:15 THETFORD 300YDS E/OF MIDDLE OF THREE NUNS BRIDGES ON SMALL STREAM SHOWING VERY WELL. APPROACH WITH CAUTION

*AD BLACK BRANT N/OF STIFFKEY CAMPSITE C/PK ON SALTMARSH AT MIDDAY WITH DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE

*17 WAXWING BETWEEN SOMERLEYTON & BLUNDESTON BY B1074

*12 WAXWING 10:00 BETWEEN WYMONDHAM & HEATHERSETT OPPOSITE ROBERT KETT OAK

*WAXWING W/OF MORSTON BY A149 JUST BEYOND MORSTON SIGN

*35+SNOW BUNTING HOLME BEYOND BEACH ROAD THRU GOLF COURSE ON SHINGLE AT 10:05

*2 SLAVONIAN GREBE OFF TITCHWELL RSPB+19 TWITE THORNHAM POINT

*40 SNOW BUNTING 13:00 HOLKHAM PINES AT W/END OF BEACH

*9 SNOW BUNTING 13:20 CLEY NWT AT N/END OF EAST BANK

*2 HAWFINCH 14:40 LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS

*3 3 SHORT-EARED OWL  HADDISCOE ISLAND

 

Thursday 3rd January 2013

A calmer and drier day than of late, with highlights including 9 Marsh Harriers in off the sea, 1200 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Red-throated Diver, 5 Kittiwakes, 1 Guillemot, 30 Snow Buntings and a probable Lapland Bunting on the beach.

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET TILL 16:23 HADDISCOE ISLAND VIEWED FROM WAVENEY FOREST THEN FLEW TOWARDS FRITTON LAKE+ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD, MALE HEN HARRIER & SHORT-EARED OWL

*BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER THETFORD ON THE RIVER THET ALONG SPRING WALK, JUST S/OF THE MILL BY THE SMALL FOOTBRIDGE OVER WEIR TL870826 

*c60 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB+142 EURASIAN WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE

*20 WAXWING THETFORD OFF LONDON ROAD IN INDUSTRIAL ESTATE BY KIMMS BELT TURNING

*50+SNOW BUNTING 11:34 HOLME, FROM END OF BEACH ROAD TAKE PATH ACROSS GOLF COURSE & FOLLOW PATH MARKED NO ACCESS TO BEACH TO VIEW SHINGLE BANK

*SHORT-EARED OWL HOLME NOA/NWT S/OF ENTRANCE TRACK AT 15:45

*HAWFINCH 14:45 LYNFORD ARBORETUM IN PADDOCKS

*3 SHORT-EARED OWL CLAXTON MARSHES LATE A/NOON

*13 SHAG HUNSTANTON CLIFFS AT DUSK

Wednesday 2nd January 2013

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*6 TUNDRA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB +SHORT-EARED OWL

*2 'BLACK BRANT' HOLKHAM JUST INSIDE ENTRANCE TO LADY ANNES DRIVE NOW RPTD AS HYBRIDS (WITH WHAT?) + C)70 DARK-BELLIED BRENT GEESE 10:30

*10+ WAXWING BINTREE BY MINOR ROAD MIDWAY BTWN BINTREE/BILLINGFORD

*8 BEWICK'S SWAN REPPS WITH BASTWICK BY CHURCH ROAD 08:00

*3 SCAUP (1W DRK + 2 FEM) BARTON BROAD FROM BOARDWALK

*c)25 TWITE TITCHWELL RSPB ON BEACH 300M E/OF END OF BOARDWALK

*3 PURPLE SANDPIPER HAPPISBURGH BELOW BEACH C/PK THIS MRNG

 

Tuesday 1st January 2013

Seawatching today produced counts of c1000 Common Scoter, 12 Red-throated Divers, 12 Fulmar, 5 Guillemot, 2 Kittiwake and a Razorbill. A Great Northern Diver was off Gore Point, with other birds of note reported in the recording area included, a Red Kite, Bittern, 20 Waxwings, 7 White-fronted Geese and a Chiffchaff. 

NORFOLK NEWS FROM BIRDNET

*GREAT WHITE EGRET FLEW FROM HADDISCOE MARSHES SE/OVER WAVENEY FOREST 16:25 PRES TO ROOST

*GREAT WHITE EGRET CHEDGRAVE MARSHES THO MOSTLY IN DYKES AND DIFFICULT TO SEE 

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD HADDISCOE MARSHES FROM WAVENEY FOREST MOUND THIS A/NOON +HEN HARRIER, SHORT-EARED OWL

*ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD FRITTON MARSHES 13:45 THEN FLEW S/OVER ST OLAVES

*c)40 TAIGA BEAN GOOSE BUCKENHAM MARSHES RSPB + SHORT-EARED OWL S/OF THE RIVER

*AD RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE CLEY NEXT THE SEA IN 1ST FIELD E/OF EAST BANK EARLY A/NOON

*RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE CLEY MARSHES NWT ON ARNOLDS MARSH

*LAPLAND BUNTING OVERSTRAND IN FIELD NEAR VILLAGE

*SOOTY SHEARWATER E/ PAST SHERINGHAM +BLACK-THROATED DIVER , GREAT NORTHERN DIVER

*20 WAXWING HOLME NEXT THE SEA +7 WHITE-FRONTED GEESE

*20 WAXWING STIFFKEY BY A149 LATE MRNG

*19 WAXWING FINCHAM AT BARTON BENDISH

*8 WAXWING SHARRINGTON ON A148 BY THORNAGE TURN

*7 WAXWING GILLINGHAM ON THE STREET

*3 VELVET SCOTER DEAL OFF PIER

*WHOOPER SWAN LAKE AT FELBRIGG HALL NT

*c)30 SNOW BUNTING CAISTER-ON-SEA ON BEACH AT END OF SECOND AVENUE

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