Wednesday 31st December 2014
A male Hen Harrier was hunting, and 40 Snow Buntings and a Greenshank were at Gore Point. Over 250 Golden Plover were on the grazing marsh and a Woodcock flew through the pines. The Twite flock was again at Thornham.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Tundra Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB on W/side TG378039
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy from A149 layby 15:15 PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes 13:20
> Norfolk 8 Shorelark Blakeney Point + 50 Snow Bunting NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull SW/of Buxton at Stratton Strawless in field 12:55
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Snettisham RSPB on mud opp Rotary Hide TF650328
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT by Beach Road NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 4 Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea on beach at end of Second Avenue NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB from Shore Hide TF650328

Tuesday 30th December 2014
A significant westward passage of Fieldfares was evident today, with 380 counted. The Twite flock was still at Thornham, 5000 Pink-feet were recorded and 3000 Common Scoters, 5 Goldeneye, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, a Fulmar, and 2 Kittiwakes were seen on the sea.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull near Buxton
> Norfolk 8 Shorelark Blakeney Point + c)40 Snow Bunting NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Possible Siberian Chiffchaff Horsey near Nelson Head early mrng NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 7 Tundra Bean Goose 2miles S/of Brancaster in field E/of B1153 by junction to Field Farm Barns with 2000 Pink-feet
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Snettisham RSPB on dead seal by Rotary Hide this mrng but flew off + Black-necked Grebe TF650328
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Stanhoe in field S/of B1155 mid a/noon with 1700 Pink-feet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy today + AD Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent hybrid PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes showing well early a/noon
> Norfolk Black Brant Walsey Hills NOA opp c/pk mid mrng with Pale-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk 4 Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea on beach at end of Second Avenue NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Berney Marshes RSPB + Short-eared Owl NR30 1SB TG460053
> Norfolk 33 Snow Bunting Eccles-on-Sea on beach at North Gap NR12 0SE TG404293
> Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Happisburgh on the beach NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk 4+ Hen Harrier (1 male, 3+ ringtails) Warham Greens roosted this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Warham Greens late a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide this mrng + Male Hen Harrier PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 65 Twite Thornham Bank
> Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Holme next the Sea on beach at end of Beach Road

Monday 29th December 2014
Highlights were a female Peregrine, and a movement of 27+ Snipe. 60+ Twite were again at Thornham Harbour and a Water Rail was heard.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Welney WWT from vis'ctr 16:00 PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Welney WWT from main obs PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull 14:00 Snettisham RSPB on beach opp Rotary Hide TF650328
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham at W/end of freshmarsh viewable from A149 layby 14:30 + Short-eared Owl
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Walsey Hills NOA N/of c/pk 12:10 NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes just SW/of railway bridge
> Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose S/of Brancaster E/of B1153 N/of entrance to Field House Farm 11:25 with 6,000 Pinkfeet
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua E/past Cley NWT + Bonxie NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 4 Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea on beach at end of Second Avenue NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk 60 Twite Thornham harbour PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton flew in off sea at c/pk

Sunday 28th December 2014
On the sea today 4 Pintail, 1 Eider, 700 Common Scoters, 31 Goldeneye, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver, a Fulmar, a Gannet and 7 Great Crested Grebes were recorded. 50 Twite were still at Thornham, a Stonechat was in the dunes, a Greenshank flew over calling and a male Hen Harrier flew over the grazing marsh early morning.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy this a/noon + 3 Short-eared Owl PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull 16:10 Snettisham RSPB on beach TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull till 14:55 Snettisham RSPB then flew north TF650328
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Welney WWT from main obs PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 4mls ENE/of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR on Grimston Warren PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB flew E/along beach early a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose btw Brancaster & Docking
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Santon Downham 200yds downstream of bridge 11:25
> Norfolk Great White Egret Snettisham RSPB 10:55 then flew to Lynn Point TF650328
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard W/over Titchwell RSPB 11:00 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes 09:45 PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes just SW/of railway bridge 08:30 showing well

Saturday 27th December 2014
A grey, cold and wet day with sleety downpours, highlights today were 2 Water Rails out in the open, 3 Black-tailed Godwits in Thornham Harbour, 13 Fieldfares around the reserve, 2 Rock Pipits on the saltmarsh and 40+ Twite feeding near the corner of Thornham Bank.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Welney WWT this evng PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NWT late mrng at boundary with Grimston Warren NWT at TF683216
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB on the beach + 7 Twite & Ringtail Hen Harrier hunting over the saltmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes 10:30 hunting over Tunstall Marshes SE/of Halvergate bridge viewed from the layby
> Norfolk 40+ Twite Thornham Harbour
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Foulden W/of Coldharbour Wood today
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Black-throated Diver N/past Hunstanton this mrng PE36 5AH TF672409
> Norfolk 8 Twite Cart Gap
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB from Rotary Hide TF650328
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe N/past Gorleston-on-Sea NR31 6PL TG532036

Friday 26th December 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NWT late mrng at boundary with Grimston Warren NWT at TF683216
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy at eastern end of sea wall late a/noon + 2 Short-eared Owl PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose in fields to S/of Choseley Drying Barns with 3000 Pink-feet early a/noon PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk 3 Velvet Scoter 13:00 on sea opp Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Stubb Mill late a/noon + Short-eared Owl & Merlin NR12 0BW TG437220
> Norfolk 32 Twite Cley NWT on shingle NE/of Arnold's Marsh early a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water at South Wall early a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 47 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Holkham Freshmarsh from A149 early a/noon
> Norfolk 20+ Snow Bunting Cley NWT E/of beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 50+ Twite Thornham showing well by coal barn PE36 6NZ TF737438

Thursday 25th December 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard South Wooton at Seafield
> Norfolk Adult Pomarine Skua Cley NWT W/past beach c/pk at 09:50 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes this mrng
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua Cley NWT W/past Coastgards + Velvet Scoter NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Warham Greens this a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB + Velvet Scoter & 24 Snow Bunting PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 8 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR on beach at 15:00
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in roost this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 45 Snow Bunting Old Hunstanton on beach this a/noon
> Norfolk 40 Twite between Thornham Harbour & Holme NOA from sea wall at 11:00 PE36 6NL TF728440
> Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Holme NWT on beach TF715449
> Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Cley NWT just E/of beach c/pk near pillbox NR25 7SA TG049441


Wednesday 24th December 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard at W/end of Holkham Pines late a/noon
> Norfolk 8 Common Crane S/of Clippesby but N/of Acle in fields
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NWT in scattered trees near lone pine this mrng
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT from West Bank with Dark-bellied Brents early a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes this mrng
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua Holme next the Sea W/past Gore Point this mrng + 8 Twite on beach opp golf course
> Norfolk 2 Bonxie 11:45 high W/over Brancaster Marshes
> Norfolk 4 Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea in northern reedbed NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common
> Norfolk 30 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Holkham opp church to N/of A149
> Norfolk 9 Bewick's Swan S/of Lessingham near Causeway Farm + 5 Whooper Swan
> Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Cley NWT flew W/twds Far Point NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea on beach at 2nd Avenue NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh + Spotted Redshank on the saltmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier (2 males) Warham Greens late a/noon + Merlin NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk 22 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB TG378039
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Breydon Water on saltmarsh along North Wall + 15 Twite & Ringtail Hen Harrier NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe S/past Hopton-on-Sea this mrng + 2 Bonxie NR31 9SE TM535997
> Norfolk 2 Bonxie 11:45 high W/over Brancaster Marshes
> Norfolk 4 Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea in northern reedbed NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common
> Norfolk 30 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Holkham opp church to N/of A149
> Norfolk 9 Bewick's Swan S/of Lessingham near Causeway Farm + 5 Whooper Swan
> Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Cley NWT flew W/twds Far Point NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea on beach at 2nd Avenue NR30 5HB TG527119

Tuesday 23rd December 2014
With an equally strong wind blowing today, the birds seemingly kept their heads well down. The large Scoter flock was visible some way off shore, and the grazing marsh held flocks of several hundred Wigeon and Teal, plus a hundred or so Brent Geese.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy late a/noon PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy + 2 Short-eared Owl PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Great White Egret Sparham GPs
> Norfolk Great White Egret Narborough by River Nar near main road 11:20 then flew twds trout fishery
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope just S/of Filby on flooded field 10:05 then taken by Sparrowhawk
> Norfolk 40 Twite Thornham 200yds W/of harbour off seawall PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Velvet Scoter Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458

Monday 22nd December 2014
A strong south westerly wind meant birds were difficult to find, of note were a pair of Stonechats on the leeward side of Thornham Bank, and the flock of at least forty Twite, feeding on the saltmarsh west of Thornham Harbour.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 6 Common Crane Pensthorpe on water meadow past scrape NR21 0LN
> Norfolk 2 Grey Phalarope just S/of Filby on floods 1/4ml S/of church
> Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Holkham W/of Lady Ann's Drive viewable from A149 layby + 7 Eurasian White-fronted Goose
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Staithe
> Norfolk 2 Tundra Bean Goose just N/of Holkham viewable from A149 layby then flew north with Pinkfeet

Sunday 21st December 2014
On the sea 1500 Common Scoters, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Fulmar and a Shag were noted. Other birds included 3 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Cetti's Warblers and 11 Snow Buntings.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard W/over Blakeney Downs 14:50
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Staithe viewable from layby on A149 E/of village 14:30
> Norfolk 15 Common Crane Hickling at Stubb Mill in roost + 60 Marsh Harrier NR12 0BW TG437220
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose New Holkham 14:30 with Pinkfeet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes W/of railway bridge
> Norfolk Great White Egret NNW/of King's Lynn at Admiralty Point
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Marshes PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 4mls ENE/of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR near lone pine 09:30 PE32 1AT TF680229

Saturday 20th December 2014
At least 50 Twite were still around Thornham Harbour and a Barn Owl was hunting in the afternoon.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Salthouse with Dark-bellied Brents NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes today
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit Horsey in field opp c/pk + Ringtail Hen Harrier flew thru NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike at S/end of Roydon Common NWT
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Santon Downham 1/2ml downstream of bridge mid mrng TL819875
> Norfolk 50+ Twite Thornham Harbour
> Norfolk 6 Hen Harrier Warham Greens roosted this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier (1male) Warham Greens early mrng NR23 1QD TF943437

Friday 19th December 2014
Around 2,500 Pink-feet were on the grazing marsh early morning, and on the sea 5 Eiders, 2 Goldeneye, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, and 3 Red-throated Divers were seen. At Thornham Harbour 65 Twite were still around the saltmarsh and a Rock Pipit was also there.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT on Bull Marsh viewable from Beach Road with Dark bellied Brent Geese + 40 Snow Bunting NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Marshes late a/noon TF849441
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Marshes this a/noon TF849441
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Santon Downham 1/2ml downstream of bridge TL819875
> Norfolk 2 Adult Tundra Bean Goose Egmere at 14;20 W/of B1105 with Pink-footed Geese th905375
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose 1/2ml N/of Sedgeford just E/of Shaw Farm at 11:45 with Pink-footed Geese

> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB this mrng + 2 Bonxie offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB at S/end of south pit from Shore Hide at 15:00 TF650328
> Norfolk 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Warham Greens flew S/over A149 NR23 1QD TF943437

Thursday 18th December 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes viewable from end of boardwalk this a/noon
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant N/of Kings Lynn at Ongar Hill viewed from Admiralty Point this a/noon with 1100 Dark-bellied Brent Geese + 2 AD Pale-bellied Brent Goose
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant S/of Walsey Hills NOA in field S/of A149 at 15:25 with Dark-bellied Brent Geese + AD Pale-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Possible Snow Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB W/of Burnt House Lane TG378039
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard between Welney & Ten Mile Bank by road at 10:30 PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB + Jack Snipe NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Blakeney Freshmarsh at 11:10

Wednesday 17th December 2014
A grey cool December day, which was relatively quiet, 2 Water Rails were calling, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, a Rock Pipit and 65 Twite were around Thornham Harbour, a Kingfisher was on the river Hun, a female Stonechat was in the forestry, and 45 Snow Buntings were at Gore Point.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Welney village at Ten Mile Bank today
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard at W/end of Holkham Pines + 7 Tundra Bean Goose
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes showing S/of the railway bridge this a/noon
> Norfolk 65+ Twite Thornham Harbour
> Norfolk 45 Snow Bunting Gore Point
> Norfolk 4 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Ringtail Hen Harrier today PE31 8BB TF759436

Tuesday 16th December 2014
Highlights today were a small flock of 15 Snow Buntings early morning over the observatory, and a Greenshank at Gore Point.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Marshes late a/noon + Short-eared Owl PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Salthouse by Beach Road landed near A149 09:40 NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Santon Downham 200yds downstream of bridge in dead trees
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Salthouse by Iron Road with Brents NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 30 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB from S/end of Burnt House Road 10:15 TG378039
> Norfolk 15 Snow Bunting Holme NOA early mrng TF717450
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB + 6 Snow Bunting & Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk 4 Velvet Scoter Holkham Gap + Long-tailed Duck NR23 1RJ TF892458

Monday 15th December 2014
Birds on the sea today included the large offshore Scoter flock, plus at least 8 Great Crested Grebes and several Red-throated Divers, on the grazing marsh close to a thousand Pink-feet were present.
Norfolk News from Birdnet.
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane Hickling Broad at Stubb Mill in roost NR12 0BW TG437220
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh late a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 29 Taiga Bean Goose 15:00 Cantley Marshes RSPB near railway off Burnt House Road + 4 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TG378039
> Norfolk No Sign of Richard's Pipit Breydon Water at South Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes by railway bridge
> Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose SE/of Weybourne E/of Station Road with Pinkfeet TG114424
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Marshes viewable from A149 this mrng PE31 8JJ TF853449

Sunday 14th December 2014
A cold and blustery day, with many birds keeping out of sight! A male Hen Harrier was around Thornham Harbour. On the sea 2,500 Common Scoters, 19 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers and 9 Great Crested Grebes were counted, while a Rock Pipit, 4 Twite and a female Stonechat were near the sea wall at Thornham.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh mid a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Salthouse with Dark-bellied Brents early a/noon + 20+ Twite NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NNR 14:30 at south end along fence beyond lone pine + 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose near Hilgay Fen 11:00 at Manton's Farm from track to Key Farm + 12 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TL602949
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit Breydon Water showing well on South Wall mid a/noon + Great White Egret flew S/ & Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 6 Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne 13:50 with Pink-feet on arable field near Station Road NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose Waxham with Pink-feet opp Waxham Barns NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Adult Snow Goose (white morph) Heigham Holmes with Pink-feet this mrng viewed distantly from Martham Ferry
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Marshes early a/noon
> Norfolk 5 Tundra Bean Goose btw Billockby & Repps with Pink-feet


Saturday 13th December 2014
A beautiful winter day with frost and sunshine, on the sea were 2,300 Common Scoters, 4 Goldeneye west at Gore Point, 24 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, a Fulmar, and 9 Great Crested Grebes. A Merlin was at Thornham together with 2 Stonechats and 2 Greenshank were at Gore Point. A Short-eared Owl was near the Golf Course.

Friday 12th December 2014
A chilly day, highlights were 2000+ Common Scoters, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, and 3 Great Crested Grebes on the sea. A Peregrine flew over the Obs early afternoon, and a Cetti's Warbler was singing.15 Snow Buntings flew over the grazing marsh.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes over marsh this a/noon + Male Hen Harrier & Short-eared Owl
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Thetford at Grime's Graves at 12:30 in sheep field right of entrance road TL815900
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes just N/of railway 400yds W/of railway bridge
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT at 12:22 in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Adult Snow Goose (white morph) WNW/of Little Walsingham at Egmere till 09:55 in field W/of B1105 with Pink-footed Geese then flew off
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard S/of Cromer over fields at Cross Dale Street NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier NNW/of King's Lynn at Admiralty Point + 3 Short-eared Owl & 12 Snow Bunting at Ongar Hill this mrng
> Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Salthouse on shingle W/of c/pk at N/end of Beach Road this mrng + 30 Twite NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB at S/end of south pit From Shore Hide this a/noon TF650328
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Horsey flew N/from rear of dunes at 13:10 NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 7 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at 14:00 in pines on W/side of paddock IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth on North Beach NR30 1EB TG531078


Thursday 11th December 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Horsey S/of Horsey Mill at 14:20 with Pink-footed Geese NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 5 Tundra Bean Goose Egmere 15:00 in field with 1400 Pink-footed Geese TF905375
> Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Cley NWT 13:35 on Bull Marsh with Pink-footed Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Adult Snow Goose (white morph) 13:15 Holkham Freshmarsh NNR viewable from A149 near Holkham Church with Pink-footed Geese
> Norfolk Adult Tundra Bean Goose SSE/of Holkham Park 10:05 at Blunt's Corner with Pink-footed Geese + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TF893396
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes over marshes at 09;15
> Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Stubb Mill male+2 ringtails late a/noon NR12 0BW TG437220
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT over East Bank & landed near c/pk on new workings NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 21 Whooper Swan between Sea Palling & Ingham at 10:00 + 4 Bewick's Swan TG246410
> Norfolk 21 Whooper Swan Overstrand at 09:45 + 4 Bewick's Swan NR27 0PF TG246410

Wednesday 10th December 2014
At least 55 Twite were still at Thornham, together with 40 Linnets. 2 Peregrines and a Marsh Harrier were hunting, and a Rock Pipit was calling over the saltmarsh.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Black Brant S/of Stiffkey at Binham late a/noon
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard over Burnham Overy Dunes mid a/noon
> Norfolk 8 Shorelark Blakeney Point N/of Yankee Ridge but mobile NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Snow Goose (white morph) Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide with Pink-foots early a/noon
> Norfolk 2 Tundra Bean Goose Holkham Freshmarsh in fields E/of Lady Anne's Drive
> Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Salthouse W/of Little Eye late mrng + 30+ Snow Bunting & 20+ Twite NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Horsey Mill + Ringtail Hen Harrier late mrng
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Waxham at Brograve Farm in ploughed field this mrng NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk 55+ Twite Thornham Harbour
> Norfolk Female Scaup Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh + Water Pipit & 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sea Palling on the groynes NR12 0UX TG432271

Tuesday 9th December 2014
The female Blackcap and Fieldfare were again in the trapping area. Seawatching early morning produced 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Fulmar, 2 Goldeneye and 2 Red-throated Diver, with the large Scoter flock also distantly offshore. The Twite remained in Thornham Harbour with c50 birds present , with a female Stonechat also seen nearby.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy over E/end & at W/end of Holkham Pines late a/noon + 10 Barnacle Goose PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 7 Tundra Bean Goose SE/of Weybourne by Station Road with Pinkfeet + Eurasian White-fronted Goose
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Salthouse at N/end of Beach Road + 30 Snow Bunting NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Adult Snow Goose (white morph) Holkham from Washington Hide early a/noon
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Salthouse E/of N/end of Beach Road with Brents NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 4mls ENE/of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR by main track 09:00 PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Salthouse btw N/end of Beach Road & Little Eye + 20 Snow Bunting & 28 Twite NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 10 Ringtail Hen Harrier Roydon Common NNR in roost PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Regis at Beeston Common
> Norfolk 50 Twite Thornham harbour PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk 5 Snow Bunting Winterton North Beach NR29 4BQ TG496198

Monday 8th December 2014
A Peregrine over the pines, a female Blackcap and a least one Fieldfare around the observatory trapping area were very much the highlights for the day.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Male Desert Wheatear Winterton North Dunes 1.5mls N/of c/pk late mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Adult Great Northern Diver off Cley NWT late a/noon showing well NR25 7SA TG049441

Sunday 7th December 2014
Highlights today were 500 Common Scoter, a Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars, and 6 Great Crested Grebes on the sea, a Cetti's Warbler near the NWT entrance gate, and 65 Twite at Thornham.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Desert Wheatear 14:30 Winterton North Dunes by 3rd groyne N/of beach c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Berney Marshes RSPB NR30 1SB TG460053
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes S/of railway bridge mid a/noon showing well
> Norfolk 12 Common Crane NE/of Acle W/of A1064 just N/of bridge late mrng
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 4mls ENE/of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR 15:45 + Ringtail Hen Harrier PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk 11 Tundra Bean Goose SE/of Weybourne by Station Road 15:00 with Pinkfeet
> Norfolk 32 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB in flight late mrng + Water Pipit E/of windpump, 13 Eurasian White-fronted Goose & 2 Whooper Swan flew over NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant this a/noon Salthouse viewable from Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1/2ml W/of Breydon Water by railway 12:40 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Adult Snow Goose (white morph) late mrng 1ml SSE/of Great Bircham at Heath House Farm with 10,000 Pinkfeet TF670310
> Norfolk 7 Lapland Bunting 12:05 Salthouse W/of N/end of Beach in fields S/of Little Eye NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Salthouse viewable from Gramborough Hill this mrng NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 15 Common Crane Billockby by A1064 & by B1152 + 4 AD Bewick's Swan btw Horsey & West Somerton by Burnley Hall estate entrance
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Marshes PE31 8JJ TF853449

Saturday 6th December 2014
Seawatching today produced 5 Pintail, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated and one Great Northern Divers, 5 Fulmars, and 7 Pom Skuas west. At least 15 Twite were at Thornham Harbour together with 3 Stonechats, and 15 Snow Buntings were on the beach.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Desert Wheatear at 15:30 Winterton Dunes NNR 1ml N/of cprk on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 7 Pomarine Skua W/past Holme NWT + Great Northern Diver TF715449
> Norfolk Little Auk N/past Waxham at 10:15 NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk 14 Pomarine Skua W/past Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 11 Tundra Bean Goose SE/of Weybourne by Station Road with Pink-footed Geese early evng NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 6 Pomarine Skua W/past Titchwell RSPB at 15:10 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black Brant Salthouse in fields with Dark-Bellied Brents NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Great White Egret Snettisham RSPB flew over from The Wash and appeared to land in pines at 15:45 TF650328
> Norfolk Adult Snow Goose (white morph) Great Bircham with Pink-footed Geese + Tundra Bean Goose
> Norfolk Shorelark W/past Holme NWT at 13:45 + 50 Snow Bunting on beach N/of track over golf course TF715449
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water from North Wall this a/noon + 2 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Marshes viewed from A149 layby late mrng
> Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne SE/of village with Pink-footed Geese viewed from Station Road at 13:00 NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 8 Common Crane 1ml NE/of Acle NW/of A1064 in field by metal barn opposite road to Stokesby NR13 3AS
> Norfolk 4 Pomarine Skua W/past Holme NWT at 09:45 TF715449
> Norfolk 6 Common Crane 1ml NE/of Acle NW/of A1064 in field N/of River Bure NR13 3AS
> Norfolk 5 Lapland Bunting Salthouse between N/end of Beach Road & Little Eye + 8 Snow Bunting NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes SE/of railway bridge at 08:05
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk Twite Thornham Harbour on saltmarsh by sea wall 400yds from coal barn at 14:00
> Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Warham Greens (2 males) at roost NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Claxton Marshes late a/noon
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 08:15 PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT nr The Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Common by S/path + Probable Siberian Chiffchaff NR26 8DB TG167432
> Norfolk 3 Snow Bunting Horsey on beach at 11:10 NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes + Short-eared Owl NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 2 Hen Harrier (1 male), 2 Spotted Redshank, 55 Twite on saltmarsh E/of W/bank footpath, 2 Long-tailed Duck W/past & 2 Scaup W/past PE31 8BB TF759436


Friday 5th December 2014
Highlights today were a stunning view of a male Hen Harrier drifting low over the east bank and disappearing behind the pines. At Thornham 45 Twite were on the saltmarsh and a female Stonechat and a Cetti's Warbler were also noted.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes late a/noon E/of railway bridge TG350085
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Breydon Water along S/wall late mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water over North Wall + Ringtail Hen Harrier & 3 Short-eared Owl NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 32 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB this a/noon NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NWT at 14:55
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1.25mls S/of Burnham Market 12:44 at Beacon Hill then flew W/over Beacon Hill Road
> Norfolk Adult Snow Goose (white morph) S/of Bircham Newton till 10:10 then flre SE/with Pink-footed Geese. TF771334
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane 1ml NE/of Acle just NW/of A1064 in field by metal barn opposite road to Stokesby NR13 3AS
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound on NW/side of Waveney Forest TG457011
> Norfolk 45 Twite Thornham Harbour at seaward end of Staithe Lane near Coal Barn + Male Hen Harrier Holme NOA over E/bank then lost to view behind pines PE36 6NL TF728440
> Norfolk 25 Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth on North Beach at 12:40 NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley NWT off N/end of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441

Thursday 4th December 2014
Highlights today were a Red-necked Grebe, Long-tailed Duck and Little Auk on the sea, 30+ Twite at Thornham Harbour and 120 Snow Buntings along the shore.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 1+Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy this a/noon + 2 Bewick's Swan over W/+hybrid Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent Goose PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Adult Snow Goose SE/of Titchwell RSPB 14:30 in field between Choseley Road & Chalk Pit Lane with Pink-footed Geese TF765430
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Salthouse by Iron Road till 09:45 then flew S/over A149 with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Cley NWT in roost this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Salthouse with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Black Redstart Hunstanton 11:00 at N/end of South Promenade PE36 5AH TF672409
> Norfolk 7 Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB TF650328
> Norfolk 30 Twite Thornham Harbour at seaward end of Staithe Lane near Coal Barn PE36 6NL TF728440
> Norfolk Waxwing Wiveton at 08:00 NR25 7TG TG040434

Wednesday 3rd December 2014
A quiet day with a cool northerly breeze. On the sea 2 Red-throated Divers and a Great Crested Grebe were of note, a Greenshank was at Gore Point, and 2 Peregrines were around Thornham Harbour.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NWT showing well by main path just S/of the ridge at c) TF680221
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water from North Wall this a/noon + Lapland Bunting, 14 Twite, Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl & Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes from railway bridge mid mrng
> Norfolk Little Auk N/past Caister-on-Sea late a/noon NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy from the A149 mid a/noon PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Adult Lesser Snow Goose late mrng in field S/of Choseley Drying Barns with 2 Tundra Bean Goose & 1000 Pink-footed Goose PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant btw Salthouse & Cley NWT by Iron Road with Dark-bellied Brents + 2 Great Northern Diver W/past Cley Beach c/pk & Long-tailed Duck
> Norfolk 5+ Lapland Bunting Salthouse btw north end of Beach Rd & Little Eye tho elusive + 7 Snow Bunting NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua past Great Yarmouth early mrng + Red-necked Grebe NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + Male Hen Harrier & Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

Tuesday 2nd December 2014
With strong Northerly winds attention was centred on the sea. Unfortunately whilst the day started promisingly, with a surprise Pomarine Skua over Redwell Marsh, sea watching was relatively quiet, with single Pomarine and Arctic Skuas, two unidentified ( Poms? )Skuas, a Little Auk, drake Goosander and three Little Gulls, the highlights.
Two newly arrived Woodcock were also flushed during the morning.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 3 Little Auk past Cley NWT 11:40 - 14:40 + 12 Pomarine Skua, 16 Bonxie, 7 Little Gull & 2 Sandwich Tern NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 5 Pomarine Skua E/past Sheringham 14:30 - 15:30 + Bonxie NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NWT midday in oaks S/of track tho mobile + Ringtail Hen Harrier PE32 1AT TF680221
> Norfolk 2 Pomarine Skua W/past Holme NOA (+ 2 probable Poms) this mrng + Arctic Skua, Little Auk & 2 Woodcock in off the sea TF717450
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water from North Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 7 Lapland Bunting Salthouse mid mrng in field W/of Beach Rd with Skylarks NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 4 Lapland Bunting Salthouse W/of north end of Beach Road + 7 Snow Bunting NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Little Auk 09:42 E/past Cley NWT + Drake Long-tailed Duck NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Adult Snow Goose E/of Burnham Thorpe just past Whitehall Farm on minor road to New Holkham until 08:50 when flew N/ + 5000 Pink-footed Goose
> Norfolk 8 Short-eared Owl Berney Marshes RSPB NR30 1SB TG460053

Monday 1st December 2014
The area around the observatory produced very little of note today, with the best birds being the Twite flock of c40 birds that are still present in Thornham Harbour.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water on North Marshes late a/noon + 3 Short-eared Owl NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose btw Mundesley & Knapton + 4000 Pink-footed Goose
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Staithe near dunes PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 4mls ENE/of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR by main path just S/of ridge 13:00 showing well PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant just W/of Salthouse with Brents NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes by road over railway bridge 11:10
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard btw Burnham Overy Staithe & Gun Hill viewable from coastpath 10:30
> Norfolk 3 Pomarine Skua E/past Cley NWT 09:50 but distant NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Welney WWT near reservoir PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham E/of The Two Lifeboats 14:30
> Norfolk 42 Snow Bunting Holme NWT TF715449
> Norfolk 4 Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 8 Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth N/of Britannia Pier NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 40 Twite Thornham Marsh PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk 12 Snow Bunting Cley NWT flew east early mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Whooper Swan W/over Nunnery Lakes 08:05 IP24 2YW TL873822

Sunday 30th November 2014
Seawatching produced 2 Eiders, 800+ Common Scoters, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Fulmars, 9 Gannets, a Pom Skua west, and a movement of 40 Little Gulls west, together with a single Razorbill. Also of note were a Chiffchaff, 3 Cetti's Warblers, a Greenshank, and a fem/juv Black Redstart was on the Obs building briefly, while at Thornham 6 Rock Pipits and 60 Twite were of particular note. Also flying over during the day were 3 Redpolls, 2 Bullfinches, 2 Snow Buntings and a Yellowhammer.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 3 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound on NW/side of Waveney Forest TG457011
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes + Hen Harrier
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua W/past Holme NOA + 40 Little Gull, Female/Immature Black Redstart on the obs briefly, 2 Snow Bunting over, 60 Twite at Thornham Harbour & 6 Rock Pipit TF717450
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua E/past Cromer this mrng NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island + 2 Spotted Redshank Burgh Castle TG457011
> Norfolk 2 Pomarine Skua E/past Cley NWT beach c/pk + 2 Velvet Scoter W/ at 10:25 & 2 Great Northern Diver offshore NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NWT at 08:55 in scrub left of track PE32 1AT TF680221
> Norfolk Hen Harrier Winterton Dunes NNR s/over dunes at 14:30 + Ring Ouzel NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Cley NWT + 2 Velvet Scoter & 20 Twite at N/end of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 8 Snow Bunting Horsey Gap this mrng NR29 4EJ TG463241
> Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier (2 Male + 3 Ringtail) Warham Greens in roost NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Black Redstart Blakeney Point 10:00 in off sea at Beach Way NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB early a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 3 Spotted Redshank, 2 Long-tailed Duck & 2 Velvet Scoter offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Velvet Scoter N/past Caister-on-Sea + 6 Snow Bunting on beach at Second Avenue NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk 2 Great Northern Diver Cley NWT on sea off beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 30 Twite Thornham at seaward end of Staithe Lane near Coal Barn PE36 6NZ TF737438

Saturday 29th November 2014
A calm and cool day, highlights were a Peregrine over Holme Village, 2 Water Rails calling near the Obs, a Black-tailed Godwit in Thornham Harbour, a Greenshank calling over the grazing marsh, a Cetti's Warbler near the Broadwater Hide, 40 Fieldfares, 12 Redwings and a Mistle Thrush over, 6 Rock Pipits and 60+ Twite at Thornham, 4 Redpolls and 30+ Snow Buntings over the Obs.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Black-winged Stilt (pres escape) Welney WWT from Friends Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster Staithe 1mile S/of Barrow Common at TF785409
> Norfolk Adult Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NWT this evng + 4 Hen Harrier
> Norfolk 2 Little Auk past Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Probable Ferruginous Duck Welney WWT from South Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy on the marsh early a/noon PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard from crossroads NE/of Docking at TF785409
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Salthouse N/of A149 off village green early a/noon NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves in open area adjacent to the entrance road
> Norfolk Great White Egret Glandford flew N/along Glaven Valley mid mrng NR25 7JR TG044419
> Norfolk Little Auk 08:45 E/past Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 60+ Twite Thornham PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk 30+ Snow Bunting Holme NOA TF717450
> Norfolk 7 Velvet Scoter off Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Holkham Gap + 5 Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore with + 4 Long-tailed Duck, 2 Spotted Redshank on freshmarsh & Swallow E/ PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 12 Snow Bunting Admiralty Point at Ongar Hill this mrng + Hen Harrier & Bittern
> Norfolk 3 Bewick's Swan over Happisburgh NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Haddiscoe Marshes from mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM451979
> Norfolk Redhead Smew Filby Broad from road but mobile NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk 54 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Horsey at Somerton Holmes NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Firecrest Titchwell RSPB by boardwalk by Fen Hide late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 30+ Twite Salthouse flew along shingle bank mid mrng NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 5 Short-eared Owl Breydon Water from South Wall + Hen Harrier at North Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Black-throated Diver on sea off Gramborough Hill mid mrng NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Puffin 09:02 off beach c/pk at Cley NWT on sea NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Adult Bewick's Swan Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at dawn PE31 8BB TF759436

Friday 28th November 2014
A flock of 30 Twite were still at Thornham and a female Goldeneye, 2 Gannets and 3 Red-throated Divers were on the sea.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Rough-legged Buzzard Welney WWT SW/of visitor centre at Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes over marsh W/of Holkham Pines this a/noon
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike S/of Mundford at Grime's Graves at 14:30 TL816899
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Salthouse + 4 Snow Bunting, Black-throated Diver offshore & 2 Bonxie NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NWT at 13:00
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water off South Wall + Male Hen Harrier, 5 Short-eared Owl & 5 Snow Bunting NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 3 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + Hen Harrier, 20 Snow Bunting, 3 Spotted Redshank, Red-necked Grebe offshore & 4 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 25 Twite Thornham Harbour at seaward end of Staithe Lane near coal Barn TF728440
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Warham Greens this a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Black Redstart Caister-on-Sea by lifeboat station late a/noon + 4 Snow Bunting on beach NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk 38 Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth on North Beach NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Black Redstart Cley NWT in bushes behind Daukes's Hide at 13:15 + White-fronted Goose S/of Eye Field on Bull Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT near beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT on North Scrape mid mrng with Greylag Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Black-throated Diver S/past Horsey + 3 Bonxie NR29 4EP TG477228

Thursday 27th November 2014
Another grey, though mainly dry day. Birds of note today included a male Black Redstart frequenting the area around the Firs, a Goldeneye on the Broadwater and 30 Red-breasted Mergansers, 7 Gannets and 3 Eider on the sea. The flock of c50 Twite were also still present at Thornham Harbour.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water off North Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 3 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound on NW/side of Waveney Forest TG457011
> Norfolk 5 Pomarine Skua S/past Horsey at 13:50 + Probable White Stork in field by Horsey Mere at 14:40 NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Black Brant Reported Acle Bridge at 14:15 in field by The Bridge Inn + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 3AS
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard 200yds S/of Burnham Overy Dunes over marsh at 14:55
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 13:20 S/of Mundford at Grime's Graves showing well TL816899
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Attleborough SE/over A11 at 11:43
> Norfolk 4 Snow Bunting Thornham Point + 2 Twite


Wednesday 26th November 2014
A largely wet and misty day, producing few birds other than a small arrival of Blackbirds, Redwing and Greenfinch around midday.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Cley NWT 14:50 flew W/over village NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NWT by golf course
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + Male Hen Harrier, Firecrest, 2 Spotted Redshank, 2 Slavonian Grebe & 4 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 27 Snow Bunting Thornham Point this mrng + 40 Twite by c/pk early a/noon
> Norfolk 5 Short-eared Owl Breydon Water from south wall early a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier (male+ringtail) Warham Greens this a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier (male+ringtail) Warham Greens this a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437


Tuesday 25th November 2014
A foggy and frosty start. A juvenile Peregrine was on the approach road and a Kingfisher was at the Hun Sluice. A Chiffchaff was calling, and a Stonechat, a Rock Pipit, 30+ Twite and 2 Redpoll sp were also of note.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy marshes PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Buxton on recreation ground 13:20 briefly
> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Gap = + 14 Velvet Scoter & 2 Slavonian Grebe NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy flew W/over Gun Hill 11:00 PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT on Bull Marsh 11:00 + JUV Pomarine Skua flew east mid mrng, Shag off beach, JUV Great Northern Diver flew east & 4 Twite btw East Bank & North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 4mls ENE/of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR on Grimston Warren 10:45 but mobile PE32 1AT TF680229


Monday 24th November 2014
A calm, cool and sunny day, with some early morning movement of Starlings, Skylarks and finches and pipits quickly dying off. Highlights were a female Goldeneye flushed from Gore Point, 3 Barnacle Geese over west, 4 Yellowhammers over calling, and the regular flock of 30+ Twite at Thornham Harbour.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Black Stork SE/over Bradwell 11:45
> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter 14:00 Holkham Gap + 4 Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Marshes 15:45 + 4 Short-eared Owl PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 4mls ENE/of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR in birches 100yds E/of public path 14:30 PE32 1AT TF680229
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT flew SW/over Barn's Drift 14:20 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves early a/noon but distant TL816899
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane btw Horsey & West Somerton early a/noon
> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter W/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua Cley NWT flew E/over Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 7 Common Crane Horsey Corner + Ringtail Hen Harrier, Snow Bunting flew over & Eurasian White-fronted Goose
> Norfolk Waxwing Norwich flew W/over Riverside 15:35
> Norfolk Water Pipit Buckenham Marshes RSPB near path 15:30 NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Holme on beach by golf course 10:15 TF717450
> Norfolk Black Redstart 14:55 Weybourne Mill
> Norfolk 5 Snow Bunting Winterton North Beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 7 Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth North Beach NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Bewick's Swan Horsey in field S/of c/pk 11:55 with Mute Swans NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Holme on beach
> Norfolk Black Redstart Weybourne Mill

Sunday 23rd November 2014
Despite heavy cloud and continuous rain today, 34 Twite were still around Thornham Harbour, flying north over the sluice at 2pm.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water by North Wall + 5 Short-eared Owl NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Glaucous Gull W/past Sheringham 15:10 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 15 Twite Thornham harbour PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk 8 Whooper Swan till mid a/noon btw West Somerton & Horsey Mill then flew north + 5 Bewick's Swan & 12 Eurasian White-fronted Goose
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Haddiscoe on Thorpe Marshes NR31 9HZ TM451979

Saturday 22nd November 2014
A cool and rainy day, with 15 Bewicks Swans west, 200 Common Scoters and 7 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea, a Greenshank around the Broadwater, 2 Cetti's Warblers calling, a female Stonechat south of the Broadwater, and 65+ Twite at Thornham Harbour.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Black Brant N/of A149 and W/of path to Burnham Overy Dunes
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 12:50 flew E/at Blakeney
> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Gap at W/end of Holkham Bay + 3 Velvet Scoter & Slavonian Grebe off the gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NWT early a/noon
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy on the marshes from A149 layby late mrng + 3 Buzzard PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT 10:30 with Dark-bellied Brents in fields N/of A149 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB flushed and flew E/ mid mrng TG378039
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes 08:00 at the end of the boardwalk
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier (male+ringtail) Warham Greens in the roost this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 6 Snow Bunting Winterton-on-Sea on North Beach this a/noon
> Norfolk c)50 Twite Thornham Harbour this evng
> Norfolk Waxwing NW/over Earlham Park mid a/noon
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Upton Broad & Marshes NWT
> Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Salthouse NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 2 Waxwing 08:15 flew W/ at Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

Friday 21st November 2014
Birds of note today were a Merlin, a Water Rail calling, at least 1 Bearded Tit on the corner of the sea wall at Thornham, 30 Twite around Thornham Harbour, and 60 Snow Buntings on the beach, together with a light overhead passage of species including 80 Blackbirds, 15 Fieldfares, 2 Rock Pipits, 4 Bramblings, 2 Lesser Repolls, a Lapland Bunting and 4 Yellowhammers.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water at North Wall early a/noon + Spotted Redshank & AD Yellow-legged Gull NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 3 Little Auk Cley NWT past beach c/pk between 07:30 & 11:45 + 3 Snow Bunting Salthouse W/of N/end of Beach road NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Marshes at 13:15 viewable from A149 layby/pull in towards W/end of Holkham Pines TF849441
> Norfolk 2 Adult Tundra Bean Goose 3/4ml NNE/of North Creake at 13:45 in field ESE/of Abbey Farm viewable from B1355 with Pink-footed Geese
> Norfolk Adult Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Gap off W/end mid mrng + 10 Velvet Scoter & Ringtail Hen Harrier E/of Lady Ann's Drive at 08:50 NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike S/of Mundford at Grime's Graves at 08:30 TL816899
> Norfolk Velvet Scoter Kelling
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 5 Waxwing Norwich S/over Riverside at 15:20 NR2 1AW TG228084
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB over fields S/of A149 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Waxwing Hunstanton S/over lighthouse at 09:55 PE36 5AH TF672409
> Norfolk 11 Snow Bunting Thornham Point
> Norfolk Waxwing Overstrand by Mundesley Road at 07:30 NR27 0PF TG246410
> Norfolk Velvet Scoter Winterton North Dunes offshore NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Warham Greens early mrng over salrmarsh NR23 1QD TF943437
Thursday 20th November 2014
Two Lapland Buntings flew over calling and a Waxwing was near the entrance to the NOA reserve. Also of interest were 20 Blackbirds, 2 Fieldfares, 12 Redwings and 5 Mistle Thrushes dropping in, together with 2 Rock Pipits, 12 Bramblings, a Siskin, 4 Bullfinches and a Yellowhammer.

Wednesday 19th November 2014
A clear day with light winds, some visual migration took place, including 20 Fieldfares, 35 Redwings, 12 Song Thrushes, 40 Chaffinches, 2 Bramblings, 60 Greenfinches, , 5 Redpoll sp, and 3 Bullfinches. A superb Rough-legged Buzzard perched on fence posts near the river Hun in the afternoon, and other birds of interest included 3 Water Rails, 3 Greenshanks, 2 Bearded Tits, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Chiffchaff, 2 Stonechats, 3 Rock Pipits, and a flock of 70 Snow Buntings on the beach.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of 2 Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB since late mrng NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 2 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB + 88 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TG378039
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Marshes
> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter offshore W/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holme NOA 13:35 showing well on fence post by R.Hun several hundred yards S/of the Obs TF717450
> Norfolk 8 Common Crane Ten Mile Bank 12:45 SE/over Modney Hall c)TL606961
> Norfolk Little Auk Titchwell RSPB showing well in rocks on the beach was taken into care around midday PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit Titchwell RSPB E/over Tidal Pool late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes on the beach + 2 Snow Bunting & Velvet Scoter offshore NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 70 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR on the beach by Lavender Marsh this a/noon
> Norfolk Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe on sea off Titchwell RSPB + 4 Red-crested Pochard & 2 Spotted Redshank on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 15+ Snow Bunting Holme next the Sea 10:15 on the beach by Lavender Marsh
> Norfolk 50+ Twite Thornham Harbour near coal barn + Spotted Redshank in creek


Tuesday 18th November 2014
Over 2000 Pink-feet were around the recording area, and 310 Brent Geese. On the sea 500 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, and 3 Kittiwakes were recorded. 20 Redwings were also of note.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Penduline Tit Reported Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide today NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT early evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Caspian Gull (1w +2 3w) East Winch 13:20 by the riding school S/of A47 twds Middleton + 6 Yellow-legged Gull
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves late mrng TL815900
> Norfolk 2 Pomarine Skua past Horsey + 11 Bonxie & 40 Little Gull NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water by North Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham from the Joe Jordan Hide mid mrng
> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter 09:05 about 0.75miles W/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB 07:10 W/along beach PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Breydon Water by North Wall this mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 26 Little Gull E/past Salthouse by 08:40 + 4 Bonxie NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 2 Red-necked Grebe off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436


Monday 17th November 2014
Plenty of activity today; on the sea 200 Common Scoters, 18 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 10 Great Crested and 1 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Skuas, an adult Med Gull, and 9 Guillemots were seen, together with a Short-eared Owl heading east offshore. Also seen were over 1000 Pink-feet counted over the fields and 280 Brent Geese feeding on the marsh. A Kingfisher flew along the river Hun and a Cetti's Warbler, 100 Blackbirds, 12 Fieldfares, 6 Song Thrushes, 50 Redwings, 4 Pied Wagtails, 2 Rock Pipits and 6 Bramblings were also recorded.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes late a/noon + 2 Short-eared Owl
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes from the north bank of Breydon Water this a/noon
> Norfolk Adult Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Gap 09:30 at W/end of the pines + 7+ Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 4 Common Crane S/of Horsey Mill + Hen Harrier
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Holme NOA TF717450
> Norfolk 7 Short-eared Owl on N/side of Breydon Water + 2 Lapland Bunting & 12 Twite NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 12 Snow Bunting Salthouse on the beach + 8 Twite NR25 7XW TG082443

Sunday 16th November 2014
A dreary day with rain in the afternoon, 26 Twite were still around Thornham Harbour and a Little Auk flew past close offshore.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide this a/noon
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard 15:15 Burnham Overy over the marshes + Short-eared Owl PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Possible Siberian Chiffchaff Wells Woods S/of Dell Meadow with tit flock NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy over the marshes PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 4 Pomarine Skua Holkham Gap across the bay by mid a/noon + Drake Surf Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 2 Drake Surf Scoter on sea W/of Holkham Gap 11:30 several hundreds yards apart but with scoter flock late mrng
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water at North Wall mid mrng + 2 Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier & Snow Bunting NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 20 Velvet Scoter Holkham Gap in Holkham Bay NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB late a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Stiffkey flew into roost W/of Stiffkey Greenaway NR23 1QL TF975431


Saturday 15th November 2014
A fairly quiet day, highlights were a female Merlin on the grazing marsh, 2 Greenshanks, 7 Bearded Tits, 5 Cetti's Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a Blackcap, 8 Redwings, 12 Rock Pipits, and 50 Twite.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Female Desert Wheatear Gorleston-on-Sea by 10:00 NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves showing well this a/noon TL817895
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes mid a/noon + Short-eared Owl
> Norfolk Surf Scoter 13:50 on sea just W/off the boardwalk behind Wasington Hide at Holkham Dunes with scoter flock NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike showing well in SW/corner of Roydon Common NWT late mrng
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham on pool near scaffolding
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting 11:15 W/over Titchwell RSPB calling PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 11:00 Burnham Overy Dunes from A149 in left end of wood by farm
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes this mrng
> Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham on the Esplanade NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 41 Little Gull Thornham in the harbour TF735457
> Norfolk 2 Sandwich Tern Titchwell RSPB this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black Guillemot Cley NWT drifted W/past Arnold's Marsh late a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Black Guillemot on sea off Salthouse NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 56 Snow Bunting Holkham Gap mid a/noon NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in off the sea this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black Guillemot West Runton off slipway but distant mid mrng + Long-tailed Duck, Velvet Scoter & Great Northern Diver
> Norfolk 15 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on the beach this mrng + Velvet Scoter offshore NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe on sea off Titchwell RSPB early mrng PE31 8BB TF759436

Friday 14th November 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Female Desert Wheatear Gorleston-on-Sea on beach midway between amusements & beach cafe at 12:25 NR31 6PL TG532036
> RFI Norfolk Desert Wheatear Gorleston-on-Sea any news please phone 01158 712 888 or text 07581 302 260 thanks NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes in NW/corner of marsh by dunes this evng
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant SE/of Walsey Hills NOA this a/noon in winter wheat field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at W/end from Jor Jordan Hide this a/noon
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh W/from Lady Ann's Drive at 12:30
> Norfolk Little Auk Past Winterton Dunes NNR + 2 Pomarine Skua, 8 Bonxie & Velvet Scoter NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Norwich 15:00 at the permaculture greenhouse at UEA NR2 1AW TG228084
> Norfolk 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Thorpe Marshes in roost this evng NR14 6PY TM441985
> Norfolk Firecrest Holkham Pines by Meals House
> Norfolk Velvet Scoter off Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198

Thursday 13th November 2014
A far quieter day, with high wildfowl numbers the notable feature. On the seawatch 800+ Common Scoters and 2 Velvets were noted, together with 3 Red-throated Divers, 13 Gannets and 2 Great Crested Grebes, while along at Thornham a Stonechat, 3 Rock Pipits, 100+ Linnets and 35+ Twite were recorded.

Wednesday 12th November 2014
An early morning Thrush arrival was notable, largely Blackbirds but small numbers of Redwing, Fieldfare and Song Thrush as well.
In the afternoon a Short-eared Owl was watched running the gauntlet with the local gulls as it flew in across the wash.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Female Desert Wheatear midday Gorleston-on-Sea showing well btw 2nd & 3rd shelters S/of the boating pool NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Pines this a/noon + Great White Egret on Holkham Freshmarsh
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT on Bull Marsh with 600+ Dark-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit Breydon Water S/over South Wall early a/noon + Rough-legged Buzzard over North Wall by pumphouse NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Probable Richard's Pipit Gramborough Hill flew from SW/corner early a/noon NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes 14:00 from Halvergate Bridge + 3 White Stork (escapes) flew E/ earlier
> Norfolk Adult Drake Surf Scoter 11:00 off Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brents NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Osprey E/of Lenwade over fishing lakes early a/noon
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit W/of Salthouse at Iron Rd + 10 Twite
> Norfolk Firecrest Beeston Regis in SW/corner of Beeston Common
> Norfolk 3 Twite Cley NWT on shingle ridge N/of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 5 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in the paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
> Norfolk 12 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on tne beach + Velvet Scoter offshore NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Titchwell RSPB early mrng PE31 8BB TF759436

Tuesday 11th November 2014
Fifty Twite were still present this morning at Thornham, a Common Crane flew over the grazing marsh early afternoon, and a Peregrine was over the Observatory building. A Common Crane was also seen over Walsey Hills.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Female Desert Wheatear Gorleston-on-Sea by 4th shelter S/of amusements 10:20 NR31 6PL TG532036

Monday 10th November 2014
On the sea 2000+ Common Scoters, a Great Crested Grebe and 2 Gannets were of note, while 25 Twite and 150 Linnets were at Thornham and 3 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings flew over calling. A pair of Stonechats were on the east bank.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Cetacean News: Norfolk Humpback Whale 16:00 off Sea Palling NR12 0UX TG432271
> Cetacean News: Norfolk 28 Long-finned Pilot Whales off Sheringham 16:40 & swam E/past Weybourne 16:00 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Female Desert Wheatear 15:25 Gorleston-on-Sea off Marine Parade on beach 150yds N/of beach cafe showing well + Snow Bunting flew over NR31 6PL TG532036
> Cetacean News: Norfolk 25+ Long-finned Pilot Whales 14:20 off Salthouse NR25 7XW TG082443
> Cetacean News: Norfolk Humpback Whale 13:35 off Sea Palling NR12 0UX TG432271
> Cetacean News: Norfolk 18+ Pilot Whales 13:40 off Salthouse moving slowly east
> Cetacean News: Norfolk 18+ Pilot Whales 13:00 off Salthouse
> Cetacean News: Norfolk 17 Pilot Whales Cley swam E/past East Bank 12:16 & 10+Pilot Whales off Salthouse swimming east 12:17
> Cetacean News: Norfolk 10+Pilot Whales Cley swam E/past end of East Bank 1/2ml offshore 11:50
> Norfolk Female Desert Wheatear 11:05 Gorleston-on-Sea by 2nd shelter from amusements showing well NR31 6PL TG532036
> Cetacean News: Norfolk Humpback Whale off Happisburgh this mrng NR12 0PR TG384309


Sunday 9th November 2014
Highlights today were a Merlin, a Peregrine, 3 Water Rails, a Barn Owl, 2 Short-eared Owls, 2 Bearded Tits, a Cetti's Warbler, a Chiffchaff, 3 Stonechats, 4 Rock Pipits, 3 Sisins and 40 Twite along Thornham Bank.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 1st Winter Male Desert Wheatear 15:40 Gorleston-on-Sea below seawall by 3rd shelter from amusements c/pk NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Female Desert Wheatear 14:50 Gorleston-on-Sea in boat yard N/of Pier Hotel NR31 6PL TG532036
> Cetacean News: Norfolk Humpback Whale 14:12 off Sea Palling distant but showing well
> Cetacean News: Norfolk no sign of Humpback Whale off Cart Gap by 12:00
> RFI Norfolk / Suffolk Desert Wheatears Gorleston & Lowestoft - any news this mrng please text 07581 302 260 / call 01158 712888
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Welney WWT btw Lady Fen & Hilgay Fen 12:00 PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 12:45 Holkham by Lady Anne's Drive
> Norfolk Dusky Warbler Holkham at Meals House this mrng NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 4mls ENE/of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NNR at Grimston Warren near folly 12:40
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water by North Wall 12:05 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham at W/end
> Norfolk Great White Egret NNW/of King's Lynn at Lynn Point on river bank 10:25
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Titchwell RSPB W/of main path 09:00 with Sanderlings PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Gap off W/side 09:00 + 4 Slavonian Grebe NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes 08:20 + Male Ring Ouzel PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy marshes 08:00 PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 2 Black Redstart Mundesley on church 15:40
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier btw Titchwell & Choseley Drying Barns 15:45 + Female Merlin
> Norfolk Juvenile Great Northern Diver Cley NWT off beach c/pk 10:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Salthouse near Gramborough Hill on pool + 20 Twite NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB + 2 Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, Velvet Scoter, Snow Bunting & 3 Whooper Swan PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 40 Twite Thornham near coal barn PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Black-throated Diver Holkham Gap + Long-tailed Duck, 5 Velvet Scoter & Snow Bunting on beach NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holkham Bay 09:00 NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 4 Black Redstart Sheringham at W/end of The Esplanade by boating lake this mrng
> Norfolk 33 Snow Bunting Winterton North Beach + Velvet Scoter NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Black Redstart Winterton South Dunes at Hermanus restaurant this mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198

Saturday 8th November 2014
Another windy day but with plenty of activity. On the sea 2 Eiders, a Red-throated Diver and 6 Gannets were of note, while around the reserve a Water Rail, a Woodcock, and 2 Peregrines were seen. Along Thornham Bank 50 Twite, some showing colour rings, were much admired, while a Merlin, 2 Stonechats and 2+ Bearded Tits were recorded. From Walsey a Long-tailed Duck was visible on Arnold's Marsh.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Female Desert Wheatear 14:40 Gorleston-on-Sea on beach by seawall NR31 6PL TG532036
> Cetacean News: Norfolk Humpback Whale 13:30 off Cart Gap
> Norfolk Female Desert Wheatear Great Yarmouth at South Denes 08:40
> Norfolk Female Desert Wheatear till 08:30 Gorleston-on-Sea by Ocean Rooms then flew north NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Female Desert Wheatear Gorleston-on-Sea on breakwater this mrng NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting S/over Hunstanton Cliffs this mrng PE36 5AH TF672409
> Norfolk Little Auk Cley NWT off beach c/pk 15:55 showing well NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua Blakeney Harbour 15:55 TG028441
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham from Joe Jordan Hide 14:00
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 14:15 Holkham Pines just W/of crosstracks in sallows just S/of main track showing well
> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter 13:35 Holkham Bay NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 4 Little Auk Great Yarmouth flew N/past North Denes 11:45 + 2 Bonxie
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes 11:55 PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Holkham Gap 11:05 then flew east NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham Pines just W/of crosstracks 10:45 + 3 Rough-legged Buzzard in area NR23 1RJ
> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Bay at W/end 09:55 NR23 1RJ TF890447
> Norfolk 3 Little Auk off Salthouse 09:15 NR25 7XW TG082443
> Cetacean News: Norfolk Minke Whale Happisburgh swam past Coastwatch NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk 2 Sandwich Tern Weybourne this mrng NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 50 Twite Thornham on saltmarsh btw coal barn & sluice 14:55 PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Salthouse by Gramborough Hill showing well NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk 33 Snow Bunting Winterton North Beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Sandwich Tern off Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT E/of East Bank on The Serpentine + Bittern on Bittern Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Snow Bunting Hadston on beach S/of boat ramp
> Norfolk 3rd Winter Yellow-legged Gull Sheringham on beach
> Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh + Great Northern Diver on sea NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Black Redstart Sheringham at end of The Esplanade by boating lake early mrng

Friday 7th November 2014
A blustery day with little sign of migration. Highlights were a Peregrine, 4 Spoonbills west, a Spotted Redshank, and 44 Twite along Thornham Bank
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Female Desert Wheatear Gorleston-on-Sea on seafront by Beach Cafe at 16:20 NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk 6 Little Auk past Sheringham between 07:00 & 09:00 + Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua & Bonxie NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 8 Common Crane Stubb Mill 16:40 at roost NR12 0BW TG437220
> Norfolk Little Auk W/over Cley NWT with Starlings + Ringtail Hen Harrier NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Titchwell RSPB 14:30 flew in front of Parrinder Hide then lost to view PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water along North Wall 1.5mls W/of bridge this a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Gap over dunes at 13:25
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 29 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 35 Twite Thornham Harbour 10:00 at end of Staithe road near coal barn PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Walcott in off sea NR12 0LZ TG359329
> Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter past Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham on flat roof opposite boating lake NR26 8BQ TG159435

Thursday 6th November 2014
A calmer day but with plenty of activity, the sea was still busy with 130 Common Scoters, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 8 Red-throated Divers, 8 Gannets and 5 Little Auks west. Also of note were a Short-eared Owl along the beach early afternoon, a Peregrine hunting over the sea, a Woodcock trapped and ringed, a Spotted Redshank, 2 Blackcaps, 80 Blackbirds, 20 Fieldfares, 7 Rock Pipits, 7 Bramblings, and at the corner of Thornham Bank a flock of 40 Twite were of note.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Little Auk Hunstanton flew inland with starlings this mrng PE36 5AH TF672409
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Salthouse W/over Beach Road & landed in field late a/noon NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 5 Little Auk Holme NOA W/ + Short-eared Owl along beach at 14:30, Woodcock trapped & ringed & 40 Twite by 1st bench E/along coastal path from NOA Obs TF717450
> Norfolk 14 Common Crane over N/of Acle Bridge at 14:20
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Pines 14:20 at W/end
> Norfolk Adult Surf Scoter 13:58 W/of Holkham Gap + 6 Velvet Scoter
> Norfolk 6 Little Auk Npast Winterton Gap between 10:40 & 13:00 + Short-eared Owl NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 7 Little Auk N/past Walcott between 10:15 & midday + Great Northern Diver past S/ NR12 0LZ TG359329
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit Happisburgh W/over Whimpwell Green at 08:00 NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham Pines 200yds E/of west end late showing well
> Norfolk Little Auk on sea off Salthouse at 10:55 NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water by North Wall 1.5mls W/of bridge NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Richard's Pipit Happisburgh S/over clifftop at Coastwatch NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sea Palling in scrub NE/of The Reef Cafe at 10:28 + 6 Little Auk past N/ & Short-eared Owl in off sea NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 10:15 Holkham Pines at W/end
> Norfolk 3 Little Auk W/past Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope W/past Cley beach c/pk + 25 Little Auk & Lapland Bunting NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes
> Norfolk 12 Little Auk N/past Horsey Gap + 6 Bonxie, Great Northern Diver, Short-eared Owl & 18 Snow Bunting in dunes NR29 4EJ TG463241
> Norfolk 8 Little Auk past Overstrand by 08:45 NR27 0PF TG246410
> Norfolk 18 Little Auk past Happisburgh in 1.5hrs + 11 Velvet Scoter, 2 Little Gull & 9 Snow Bunting NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk Little Auk N/past Gorleston-on-Sea NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Little Auk Sidestrand on sea NR27 0LT TG265395
> Norfolk 11 Little Auk Winterton Dunes NNR off c/pk at 07:48 NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 29 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 24 Twite Morston Quay W/of Quay this a/noon NR25 7DJ TG011444
> Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 34 Twite Thornham Harbour off Staithe Lane near Coal Barn at 14:45 PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk 35 Snow Bunting Cley NWT at E/end of Sea Pool + 15 Twite Salthouse between Little Eye & Gramborough Hill NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Jack Snipe 13:48 Cley NWT from Bishop's Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea at Second Avenue NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk 3 Black Redstart Sheringham 11:25 at W/end of The Esplanade on garages & flats NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 20 Twite Thornham along sea wall by by beach at 10:25 PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk 19 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198

Wednesday 5th November 2014
An exciting day on the sea, with totals as follows : 1 Leach's Petrel, 38 Little Auk, 23 Pomarine Skuas, 2 Manx Shearwater, 24 Bonxies, 1 Long-tailed Skua, 21 Little Gull, 565 Kittiwake, 407 Gannet, 113 Eider, 13 Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Velvet Scoter, 5 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 2 Goldeneye, 4 Short-eared Owls and a Peregrine.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret Denver Sluice N/ 10:50 + Common Tern & 29 Pink-footed Goose PE38 0AZ TF590011
> Norfolk 4 Pomarine Skua Wells past the coastguards this a/noon + 2 Hen Harrier E/ of Beach Rd NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk 45 Little Auk past Cley NWT 13:15 - dusk + Grey Phalarope, 86 Pomarine Skua, 2 Sooty Shearwater, 35 Little Gull & 3 Velvet Scoter NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Juvenile Long-tailed Skua Weybourne today + 45 Pomarine Skua, 17 Little Auk, Grey Phalarope & 2 Velvet Scoter NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 73 Little Auk past Sheringham today + 84 Pomarine Skua, 4 Sooty Shearwater & Short-eared Owl NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Leach's Petrel past Holme NOA 07:30 - 15:30 + 38 Little Auk, 21 Little Gull, 2 Manx Shearwater, 565 Kittiwake & 113 Eider TF717450
> Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua past Holme NOA 07:30 - 15:30 + 23 Pomarine Skua, 2 Arctic Skua, 24 Bonxie & 5 Velvet Scoter TF717450
> Norfolk 59 Pomarine Skua past Horsey by 14:30 + 33 Little Auk, 82 Bonxie, 410 Little Gull & 2 Snow Bunting NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Leach's Petrel W/past Holme Dunes NWT mid a/noon
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua Gorleston-on-Sea + 4 Velvet Scoter & 'good numbers of ' Little Gull this a/noon NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Bredon Hill midday on north escarpment below tower to E/ in valley in large hawthorn
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 13:58 200 yds E/ of W/ end of Holkham Pines
> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Gap + 22 Little Auk, 6 JUV Pomarine Skua, Probable 3 JUV Long-tailed Skua, 12 Velvet Scoter, 4 Little Gull, & Short/Long-eared Owl in off the sea
> Norfolk 4 Little Auk Gramborough Hill 13:20 flew inland NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Wells Woods at drinking pool then flew through pines with tit flock NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard at W/end of Holkham Pines in dunes early a/noon
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR late mrng NR23 1RJ TF890447
> Norfolk 8 Little Auk past Sheringham 08:30-09:30 + 3 Sooty Shearwater NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NWT btw the hill & c/pk this mrng
> Norfolk Juvenile Pomarine Skua past Titchwell RSPB early mrng + 2 Bonxie, 25 Little Gull & 3 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Little Auk Cley NWT 07:30 W/past beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Little Auk close in W/past Titchwell RSPB by 07:15 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 408 Little Gull past Sheringham today NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 4 Short-eared Owl Holme NOA + 5 Red-throated Diver & 2 Great Northern Diver TF717450
> Norfolk Male Black Redstart Cley NWT at new works just E/ of vis centre NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Salthouse on the beach NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Gramborough Hill with Dunlin in water by c/pk NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk 100 Little Gull past Winterton Dunes NNR this mrng + 4 Bonxie NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT on pool by East Bank c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Horsey this mrng + 4 Bonxie NR29 4EP TG477228


Tuesday 4th November 2014
A fine sunny day, which produced a flurry of birds first thing, these included a Spoonbill, Hen Harrier, Merlin and Spotted Redshank. Another Water Pipit was trapped and ringed, and on a non avian front a Clouded Yellow was on the east bank mid afternoon.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 16:10 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spoonbill Holme early mrng + Hen Harrier, Spotted Redshank & Water Pipit trapped+ringed
> Norfolk 3 Grey Phalarope 16:00 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Possible 2 Little Auk btw Cley & Salthouse but distant
> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter 14:00 Holkham Bay NR23 1RJ TF890447
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Burnham Overy Dunes flew over Gun Hill this mrng PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 12:25 + Garganey & 30 Snow Bunting btw Cley & Salthouse behind Pope's Marsh 12:25 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water by North Wall by railway + 2 Short-eared Owl, 11 Twite & Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Little Auk Holkham Bay flew W/along shore 12:40 NR23 1RJ TF890447
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 4mls ENE/of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NWT by top fence
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope E/past Cley NWT 10:30 + 3 Grey Phalarope on North Scrape, Long-tailed Duck on Arnold's Marsh & 35 Twite at N/end of East Bank 08:00 then flew east NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Bay 10:40 + 10 Velvet Scoter & 2 Rough-legged Buzzard at W/end of pines NR23 1RJ TF890447
> Norfolk 3 Grey Phalarope Cley NWT on North Scrape 08:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard W/over Titchwell RSPB 09:15 PE31 8BB TF759436

Monday 3rd November 2014
A cool and grey day with relatively little visible migration, however on the sea a female Eider, 1000+ Common Scoters, 4 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, and 3 Little Gulls were of note, while elsewhere a Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Short-eared Owl, a single Bearded Tit, 3 Cetti's Warblers, and 3 Stonechats were of interest. At Thornham at least 40 Linnets and 11 Twite were dropping onto the fields south of the sea wall.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk American Golden Plover or Pacific Golden Plover Cley NWT flew E/with 100 Golden Plovers late a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool late a/noon + 3 Grey Phalarope & 6 Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Marshes 15:05 + Short-eared Owl PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike just S/of Grime's Graves
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 4mls ENE/of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NWT on top of hill 12:05
> Norfolk Surf Scoter 13:10 Holkham NNR W/of Holkham Gap + 8 Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF890447
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA at S/end 13:00 but mobile NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Little Auk Salthouse flew W/over beach c/pk 12:30 + 22 Snow Bunting NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 3 Grey Phalarope Cley NWT on North Scrape + Spoonbill NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh 10:10 NR23 1RJ TF890447
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua past Sheringham early mrng + 18 Bonxie, Puffin & Velvet Scoter NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT on North Scrape + Spoonbill btw Cley & Salthouse on Sea Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
Sunday 2nd November 2014
A blustery and wet day, with some activity on the sea; 200 Common and 1 Velvet Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 36 Gannets, a Slavonian Grebe, and 7 Little Gulls. Also of interest were another 11 Twite from the sea wall at Thornham, a Short-eared Owl in the dunes, a ring-tail Hen Harrier hunting the grazing marsh, a Water Rail, a Spotted Redshank, a Greenshank, singles of Cetti's Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap, and 3 Stonechats.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Welney WWT in tree on Lady Fen today PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Gramborough Hill + 13 Twite & Purple Sandpiper NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk 2 Grey Phalarope Cley NWT on Pat's Pool late a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Adult Drake Surf Scoter off Holkham Gap + 11 Velvet Scoter & Red-necked Grebe
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard over W/end of Holkham Pines mid a/noon
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NWT on Grimston Warren midday
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves from access track early a/noon
> Norfolk Adult Drake Surf Scoter just E/ of Holkham Gap with 2 Velvet Scoter + 7 Velvet Scoter W/of the Gap
> Norfolk 3 Grey Phalarope 11:20 Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 10:15 from approach road to Grime's Graves
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Roydon Common NWT mid mrng + Ring Ouzel
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard 10:00 Burnham Overy Dunes
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sheringham showing well 10:00 in garden on Montague Road
> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Stiffkey 08:45 over Campsite Wood then flew W/ NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Stiffkey over the saltmarsh late a/noon NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Holkham Gap
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB by Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 20 Twite Thornham Harbour on the saltmarsh by the 1st bench
> Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Cley NWT on sea off beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441

Saturday 1st November 2014
Another day of southerly winds with some warm sunshine, but relatively little in the way of bird migration. Highlights today were the 24 Twite on the saltmarsh at Thornham together with a large flock of Linnets. Also along the sea wall were 2 Wheatears and 4 Stonechats. Around the Obs 2 Cetti's Warbler, a Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Wagtails, 11 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings, 5 Siskins and a female Bullfinch were also of note.
Migrant Hawker, Common Darter and Small Tortoiseshell were still on the wing.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of White-rumped Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB 10:00 from Island Hide briefly PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler trapped/ringed near Brancaster PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Great White Egret at W/end of Holkham Freshmarsh from the dunes mid a/noon
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes mid a/noon PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard late mrng SW/over Martham Ferry
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard late mrng over W/end of Holkham Pines
> Norfolk 2 Grey Phalarope Cley NWT early a/noon on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2nd Winter Drake Surf Scoter 11:30 on sea W/of Holkham Gap + 5 Velvet Scoter
> Norfolk 3 Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water at North Wall late mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting on shingle near Kelling + 3 Twite
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB along Meadow Trail late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh this mrng but distant.
> Norfolk 3 Grey Phalarope 10:50 Cley NWT on North Scrape + Long-tailed Duck on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Probable Little Bunting Sheringham in scrub at W/end of golf course with Reed Buntings NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 10:25 Holkham NNR midway btw Washington Hide and end of Lady Anne's Drive near 'stinky' pond
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water around North Wall + Hen Harrier NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter 200yds W/of Holkham Gap this mrng + Velvet Scoter
> Norfolk 50 Twite Kelling Quays + Purple Sandpiper
> Norfolk Hen Harrier Hickling Broad NWT at Stubb Mill NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Black Redstart Hunstanton by chalet 55 PE36 5AH TF672409
> Norfolk Black Redstart Sidestrand on cliff this mrng NR27 0LT TG265395
> Norfolk 15 Snow Bunting Cley NWT 12:15 E/of Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Black Redstart Horsford
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Titchwell RSPB late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Velvet Scoter E/past Thornham Point mid mrng
> Norfolk 2 Firecrest Salthouse in garden in Cross Street NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 19 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes near 1st groyne NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Thornham Point + Slavonian Grebe
> Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham at W/end of esplanade by boating lake

Friday 31st October 2014

A less busy day but with some nice highlights including a juvenile Spoonbill west, a ring-tail Hen Harrier over the sea, a Peregrine over the grazing marsh, 2 Water Rails calling from the reeds, a Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, a Razorbill on the sea, 2 Bearded Tits near the corner of Thornham Bank, 2 Cetti's Warblers singing, a Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcaps, 2500 Starlings, 60 Blackbirds, 15 Fieldfares, 25 Song Thrushes, 150 Redwings, 2 Stonechats, a Wheatear, 2 Grey Wagtails, 10 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings, 3 Siskins and a female Bullfinch.

At Walsey Hills a Yellow-browed Warbler was still present.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Probable Pallid Swift 16:05 Sheringham over houses just NW/of old railway station NR26 8BQ TG159435

> Norfolk Juvenile Spoonbill Holme NOA over W/ + Ringtail Hen Harrier, Peregrine, 2 Water Rail & Spotted Redshank TF717450

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Welney WWT over fields E/of road at 14:15 PE14 9TN TL548946

> Norfolk Shorelark Titchwell RSPB on beach this a/noon + Curlew Sandpiper on freshmarsh , 3 Spotted Redshank & Ringtail Hen Harrier PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Adult Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Bay at 16:00 NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water at 11:30 along North Wall + 12 Twite NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 14:50 Holkham Pines over W/end

> Norfolk Adult Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Bay early a/noon

> Norfolk 3 Grey Phalarope Cley NWT 14:15 2 on North Scrape & 1 on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Richard's Pipit Horsey over Nelson Head track at 13:55 NR29 4EP TG477228

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard East Somerton over Burnley Hall Estate at 10:45

> Norfolk Adult Drake Surf Scoter Holkham bay + Shorelark, 2 Water Pipit & Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB on Meadow Trail + 2 Lapland Bunting in off sea PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 3 Grey Phalarope Cley NWT on North Scrape + 7 Snow Bunting on shingle 1/2ml E/of seaward end of East Bank behind Sea Pool NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh 09:50 at W/end showing well

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler E/of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA 09:00 at S/end NR25 7SA TG062439

> Norfolk Black Redstart Sea Palling at 09:05 on beach NR12 0UX TG432271

> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holkham NNR in off sea E/of Lady Ann's Drive + 2 Jack Snipe flushed NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + 5 Little Gull & Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Caister-on-Sea in off sea at Second Avenue mid mrng NR30 5HB TG527119

> Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Salthouse on pool near N/end of Beach Road NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk Woodlark E/over Blakeney at 10:15 TG028441

> Norfolk 2 Firecrest Salthouse in garden on Cross Street NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton South Dunes + Velvet Scoter off beach c/pk & Short-eared Owl at North Beach NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk 17 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Thursday 30th October 2014

A major fall of thrushes and took place with over 18,000 Starlings counted through the recording area together with 450 Blackbirds, 175 Fieldfares, 100+ Song Thrushes, 2,500+ Redwings and 10 Mistle Thrushes. Also of note were 2,358 Brent Geese, a single Pintail, 26 Eiders, 38 Common Scoters, 2 Velvet Scoters, 4 Goldeneye, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 19 Red-throated Divers, 21 Gannets, 20 Great Crested Grebes, a Peregrine, 2 Water Rails, 500+ Lapwings west, 17 Snipe, 2 Greenshanks, 4,153 Black-headed Gulls, 4 Bearded Tits, 200+ Skylarks, a Cetti's Warbler 30 Long-tailed Tits, a Chiffchaff, a Wheatear, 15 Rock Pipits, 5 Bramblings, 4 Siskins, 5 Twite, a Redpoll sp and a Lapland Bunting over calling.

 

Wednesday 29th October 2014

A busy day for common migrants, highlights were 1000 Common Scoters, 2 Velvet Scoters, 13 Red-breasted Mergansers, 12 Red-throated Divers, 8 Gannets, 2 Great Skuas and a Razorbill on the sea, a ring-tail Hen Harrier hunting over the grazing marsh, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, a Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshanks, 10+ Bearded Tits, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, 40 Blackbirds, 2 Stonechats, 1 Wheatear, 25 Meadow Pipits, 6 Rock Pipits, 300+ Chaffinches, 2 Bramblings, 120 Greenfinches, 60 Goldfinches, 6 Siskins and 15 Reed Buntings. At least 4 Twite were with a large flock of Linnets on the saltmarsh at Thornham.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Black Brant Reported Burnham Overy Marshes is now thought to be a hybrid

> Norfolk 3 Grey Phalarope Cley NWT on North Scrape late a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Adult Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Gap from dunes 400yds W/of the boardwalk mid a/noon

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Berney Marshes RSPB at Waveney Forest NR30 1SB TG460053

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods E/of the Dell mid a/noon NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines W/of Meal's House + Firecrest

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 13:20 at W/end of Holkham Pines

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB along Meadow Trail PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 3 Grey Phalarope Cley NWT on North Scrape late mrng NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes + Lapland Bunting flew W/ mid mrng

> Norfolk 3 Grey Phalarope Cley NWT 09:05 on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard at W/end of Holkham Pines 08:45 + Great White Egret

> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Thornham from the seawall + 2 Velvet Scoter offshore & 7 Twite PE36 6NZ TF737438

> Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Titchwell RSPB + 2 Spotted Redshank on freshmarsh & Snow Bunting on the beach PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Hen Harrier Warham Greens NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel Wells Woods in pine in hedge SW/of The Snook NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Whinchat Burnham Overy + Male Ring Ouzel PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk 31 Little Gull Burnham Overy offshore + 2 Snow Bunting & Lapland Bunting over PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton South Dunes by the Hermanus Restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Tuesday 28th October 2014 

An early morning sea watch produced 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Diver and a Peregrine. A calling flock of 10 Bearded Tits later in the morning high over the observatory building was an unusual sight. Two Black Redstarts were around the Firs late afternoon, and at nearby Thornham Harbour there were a flock of 19 Twite on the saltmarsh, with a late Wheatear was also present there, and two Stonechat along the east bank.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 3 Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water at North Wall 15:25 showing well NR31 9QB TG464048              

> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR from Joe Jordan Hide this evng NR23 1RJ TF890447   

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT E/of East Bank on Pope's Marsh 15:40 NR25 7SA TG049441 

> Norfolk Shorelark Cley NWT on beach just N/of Arnold's Marsh 15:25 NR25 7SA TG049441        

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 13:55 SE/of Mundesley Holiday Village by track in coastal scrub 100yds SE/of c/pk       

> Norfolk Surf Scoter this a/noon Holkham NNR W/of Holkham Gap with Common Scoters + 5 Velvet Scoter, Red-necked Grebe & Long-tailed Duck NR23 1RJ TF890447    

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 12:00 Holkham Pines at W/end viewable from A149 NR23 1RJ TF890447              

> Norfolk Richard's Pipit S/over Hemsby 07:55 NR29 4JG TG506172          

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Salthouse on scrape behind duck pond NR25 7XW TG082443 

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water at North Wall + Hen Harrier NR31 9QB TG464048            

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes mid mrng PE31 8JJ TF853449     

> Norfolk Shorelark Winterton North Beach + 6 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198          

> Norfolk 2 Black Redstart Holme NOA TF717450              

> Norfolk Garganey Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441      

> Norfolk 4 Black Redstart Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk 20 Twite Thornham harbour btw parking area & saltmarsh PE36 6NZ TF737438               

> Norfolk Firecrest Walsey Hills NOA 12:25 + Blackcap NR25 7SA TG062439           

> Norfolk Osprey Lenwade over River Wensum

> Norfolk 2 Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436          

> Norfolk 2 Firecrest Holkham Pines by track W/of Lady Anne's Drive 10:35 NR23 1RJ TF890447   

> Norfolk Black Redstart Cley NWT on beach behind North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Monday 27th October 2014

Another rather windy day, with interesting birds on the sea including at least one Long-tailed Duck and a Great Northern Diver. A late House Martin was over Gore point, and a Lapland Bunting was on the beach west of there. Both Peregrine and Merlin were seen over the grazing Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope 15:15 Salthouse on scrape behind duck pond NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this a/noon + Probable 3w Caspian Gull NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Lapland Bunting over Holme 09:00

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 12:55 Holkham NNR at W/end of Pines viewable from A149 + Great White Egret NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water from North Wall early a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR in reeds S/of Joe Jordan hide late mrng NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Bay W/of Holkham Gap + 5 Velvet Scoter & Red-necked Grebe NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Salthouse on scrape behind duck pond mid mrng NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes 07:45 showing well PE31 8JJ TF853449

 

Sunday 26th October 2014 

> Norfolk Pomarine Skua N/past Hopton-on-Sea + 14 Bonxie & Long-tailed Duck NR31 9SE TM535997

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 15:25 over W/end of Holkham Pines

> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool mid a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Salthouse 15:00 on scrape behind duck pond NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter Caister-on-Sea flew past wind farm this a/noon + 3 Velvet Scoter NR30 5HB TG527119

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh 14:15 from Washington Hide

> Norfolk Surf Scoter from dunes E/of Holkham Gap this a/noon with 3 Velvet Scoter

> Norfolk Great White Egret Haddiscoe Marshes from mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM451979

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Blakeney Point early a/noon NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Great White Egret Burgh Castle on Reedham Marshes from Roman Fort TG450040

> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy on the marsh late mrng + Short-eared Owl W/ & Snow Bunting at Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Lapland Bunting W/at Sidestrand mid mrng NR27 0LT TG265395

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Halvergate Marshes

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Berney Marshes RSPB NR30 1SB TG460053

> Norfolk 3 Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water from North Wall early mrng NR31 9QB TG464048

 

Saturday 25th October 2014

Highlights today were a Water Pipit trapped and ringed at 8.30am and a Blackcap ringed in the Czech Republic. Other birds of note were 3 Red-throated Divers on the sea, 1 Gannet, a ring-tail Hen Harrier, a Rough-legged Buzzard, a Peregrine, 6 Ruff, 4 Bearded Tits, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 1500+ Starlings west, a Grey Wagtail, 10 Rock Pipits and 3 Bullfinches. At Walsey Hills a Yellow-browed Warbler was still present, together with 2 Blackcaps.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA today NR25 7SA TG062439

> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT on Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946

> Norfolk Surf Scoter off Holkham Gap mid a/noon

> Norfolk 3 Rough-legged Buzzard W/of Great Yarmouth from A47 Acle Straight this a/noon

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 13:35 Attlebridge

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Salthouse 12:45 on scrape behind duck pond NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy on marsh late mrng PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Bay midday + 2 Velvet Scoter

> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard distantly E/ of Burgh Castle + 4 Short-eared Owl & Hen Harrier TG476049

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Reported over Titchwell RSPB twds Holme late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 4 Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water late mrng NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham 09:20 at end of Lady Anne's Drive along the boardwalk

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope 08:50 showing well from opp W/end of Holkham Pines

> Norfolk 4 Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water at North Wall mid mrng NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Water Pipit Holme NOA trapped/ringed today TF717450

> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066

> Norfolk 9 Short-eared Owl Berney Marshes RSPB late mrng NR30 1SB TG460053

> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Holme off the golf course

> Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Titchwell RSPB this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Friday 24th October 2014

A reasonable day for visual migration, highlights were 450 Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, 2 Hen Harriers, a Peregrine, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Spotted Redshank, a Chiffchaff, 200+ Meadow Pipits, 4+ Rock Pipits, a Brambling, a Crossbill and 25 Reed Buntings.

 

Thursday 23rd October 2014

Highlights today were 2 Hen Harriers, a Merlin, a Peregrine, a flock of 10 Snipe, and 2 Great Skuas passing offshore.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB along Meadow Trail + 2 Little Stint on freshmarsh, AD Yellow-legged Gull, Velvet Scoter offshore & Merlin over beach PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Adult Drake Surf Scoter off Holkham Gap at 15:34

> Norfolk Lesser Canada Goose form parvipes Holkham NNR till 14:55 in field E/of Lady Ann's Drive with Pink-footed Geese then flew S/ NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB on Meadow Trail this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Adult Black Brant Burnham Overy Marshes 12:30 with Dark-bellied Brent Geese viewed from A149 layby PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard 11:40 Breydon Water from North Wall NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Great White Egret over Burnham Overy marshes late mrng PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines at W/end with tit flock but mobile

> Norfolk 2 Common Crane W/over Narborough at 11:00

> Norfolk Probable Richard's Pipit Titchwell RSPB on beach W/of boardwalk towards Thornham Point at 08:00 PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Holme NOA + Merlin & 2 Bonxie Past TF717450

> Norfolk 18 Twite Thornham Harbour W/at 17:20 PE36 6NZ TF737438

> Norfolk Snow Bunting Salthouse 17:25 W/of Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk 9 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Black Redstart Cley on church roof

> Norfolk Whooper Swan Holkham NNR 12:20 on freshmarsh from Washington Hide NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Whooper Swan on sea midway Between Holkham & Wells

> Norfolk Firecrest 09:55 Holkham Pines by path to beach

> Norfolk Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Sea watching was the main activity today, with highlights that included counts of 91 Bonxies, 6 Pomarine and 8 Arctic Skuas, 5 Velvet Scoter, 5 Eider, 5 Little Gull,  2 Long-tailed Duck,  single  Sooty Shearwater and Grey Phalarope, and a Merlin. On a non avian note a Clouded Yellow was seen on several occasions close to the observatory building.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua Cley NWT W/past the beach 07:00 - 15:45 + 29 Pomarine Skua, 40 Little Gull, Slavonian Grebe, Black-throated Diver, Long-tailed Duck & 2 Velvet Scoter, 2 Lapland Bunting NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy over the marsh at the end of Holkham Woods late a/noon PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 13:30 drifted E/at Terrington Marsh PE34 4JQ TF545235

> Norfolk Adult Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Gap 16:45 on sea N/of Washington Hide

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope E/past Sheringham landed on the sea 09:30 + 20 Pomarine Skua past, Red-necked Grebe, 3 Velvet Scoter & 3 Short-eared Owl in off the sea NR26 8BQ TG159435

> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter Holme Dunes NWT 11:00 flew E/ with Common Scoters

> Norfolk Drake Surf Scoter Holkham Gap in the bay with Common Scoter mid a/noon

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes showing well 15:05 from teh Fritton Forest 'moubd' mid a/noon NR31 9HZ TM451979

> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy from the A149 mid a/noon + 4 Whooper Swan PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey Camp 14:40 in the c/pk

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods in the NW/corner of The Dell NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy from A149 looking twds Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk 3 Pomarine Skua past Holme 07:00-11:00 + 10 Arctic Skua, 45 Bonxie & 2 Long-tailed Duck

> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Pomarine Skua Cley NWT past beach c/pk early mrng + Black Redstart in churchyard NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 6 Common Crane jusr E/of East Dereham 08:55 flew W/ to N/of A47

> Norfolk 6 Common Crane 08:40 NW/over Attlebridge

> Norfolk 15 Twite Cley NWT 13:00 E/along the shingle ridge behind Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe W/past Trimingham this mrng NR11 8EG TG279388

> Norfolk Black Redstart Cley village 12:48 showing well on church roof

> Norfolk 23 Little Gull Winterton Dunes NNR off the c/pk + Bonxie, Velvet Scoter & Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Velvet Scoter S/past Happisburgh early mrng NR12 0PR TG384309

 

Tuesday 21st October 2014 

With strong Westerly winds most of the day birding was understandably slow, with the sea very quiet and the largely distant resident Scoter flock being the only birds of note. On the reserve small numbers of calling Goldcrests remained in the pines, and several Marsh Harriers were noted over the grazing marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 2 + Pomarine Skua past Cley + 3 Arctic Skua & 2 + Bonxie this evng

> Norfolk 7 Pomarine Skua past Sheringham + 24 Bonxie & 51 Little Gull NR26 8BQ TG159435

> Norfolk 2 Pomarine Skua past Sheringham between 15:30 & 16;45 + 4 Little Gull & Purple Sandpiper on beach E/of The Crown pub NR26 8BQ TG159435

> Norfolk Shorelark Thornham Point

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope 15:25 Cley NWT on North Scrape but distant NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Titchwell RSPB this a/noon then flew N/ PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Great White Egret W/over Felbrigg Park at 08:37

Monday 20th October 2014

Another blustery day with rain in the afternoon. Plenty of birds were moving in the morning, however, with a Hen Harrier along the shore and a juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard drifting south over the Golf Course. A Hobby dived over the east bank late morning, and 12 Black-tailed Godwits flew west. 2 Cetti's Warblers, 5 Rock Pipits, 12 Bramblings, 2 Siskins, a Lapland Bunting and a Yellowhammer were also seen.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods c)400yds along main track twds Holkham NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT 18:20 on Pat's Pool + Juv Spoonbill & 9+ Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT 17:45 on Pat's Pool + 7 Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Cley NWT at the back of Snipe's Marsh this evng

> Norfolk Shorelark Titchwell RSPB late a/noon in dunes c)800yds W/of the north end of the main path PE31 8BB

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines early a/noon just E/of the crosstracks

> Norfolk Great White Egret Lynn Point this a/noon

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Snettisham RSPB by Shore Hide this mrng TF650328

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB on Meadow Trail mid a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Walsey Hills NOA briefly today NR25 7SA TG062439

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Common in trees W/of the pillbox

> Norfolk Great White Egret Haddiscoe Island from Waveney Forest TG457011

> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy from A149 looking twds Gun Hill

> Norfolk Shorelark Titchwell RSPB still on beach twds Thornham Point

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT midday on North Scrape from the screen

> Norfolk Shorelark Titchwell RSPB flew from the beach twds Thornham point

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB along Meadow Trail

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler East Dereham in a private garden

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holt CP in the c/pk NR25 6SP TG082375

> Norfolk Female/Immature Rough-legged Buzzard Holme NOA 08:53 heading W/over the golf course TF717450

 

Sunday 19th October 2014

Another blustery day with few small birds visible in the strong winds, but sightings included 20 Common Scoter, 4 Gannets, 5 Little Egrets, a Buzzard, a Snipe, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Jays, a flock of 9 Bearded Tits, 87 Skylarks, a Chiffchaff, 1688 Starlings, a Stonechat, 3 Wheatears, 6 Rock Pipits, and 2 Lapland Buntings over Gore Point.

At Walsey Hills a Long-eared Owl was in the hedge along the footpath near the steps and a Pallas' Warbler was in North Foreland Wood. Two Yellow-browed Warblers were at the south end of the reserve in willows visible from the public footpath.

At Redwell Marsh a Grey Phalarope alighted on the scrape and was present between 3.30 and 3.40pm.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Penduline Tit 16:45 briefly Titchwell RSPB in large bulrush clump on freshmarsh 50yds in to reeds         

> Norfolk No Sign of Penduline Tit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh by 08:30            

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods               

> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting over Gore Point      

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope S/past Happisburgh + 6 Common Crane past 

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Pines 15:30 in flight with 3 Buzzards E/of Lady Anne's Drive from C/pk              

> Norfolk 6 Common Crane in off the sea at Kelling then flew NE/            

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Cley NWT 15:00 at the back of Snipe's Marsh but distant and elusive  

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Regis in SE/corner of Beeston Common        

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA midday but elusive NR25 7SA TG062439       

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT on Eye Pool this a/noon      

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Salthouse Heath S/of the 2nd crossroads on Bixes Lane but elusive   

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Waxham flew inland over Poplar Farm this mrng            

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines 100yds W/of Lady Anne's Drive late mrng    

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham Pines in willows S/of the track btw the crosstracks & west end + 2 Yellow-browed Warbler               

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA mid mrng + Long-eared Owl showing well NR25 7SA TG062439      

> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy 10:10 with cattle and viewable from A149

> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Burnham Overy at W/end of Gun Hill to 08:20 then flew W/ twds Scolt Head island 

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Trimingham in the churchyard this mrng      

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT on Eye Pool this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441 

> Norfolk 2 (poss 3) Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB along the Meadow Trail 08:50            

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Cley NWT at the back of Snipe's Marsh this mrng         

> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB 07:44 W/over the freshmarsh            

 

Saturday 18th October 2014

A blustery day with some birds coming in off the sea, mainly Redwings. Highlights were 3 Yellow-browed Warblers calling - 2 in Holme village and one at the entrance to the NOA reserve, on the sea 200 Common Scoters and a Gannet were of note, while on the NWT reserve a Little Stint, 2 House Martins and 2 Lapland Buntings were reported. A Chiffchaff was in the pines and over 1000 Starlings went through west during the day, together with 200 Redwings, 12 Song Thrushes, 2 Grey Wagtails, 120 Chaffinches and 60 Greenfinches.

At Walsey Hills 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, a Firecrest, 65 Redwings and 20 Song Thrushes were recorded.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Penduline Tit Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh late a/noon

> Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Ringstead Downs this a/noon

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Muckleburgh Hill this evng

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham Pines W/of Lady Ann's Drive late a/noon + 2 Firecrest

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Cley NWT 17:55 at the back of Snipe's Marsh

> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water hunting on estuary at north wall + Spoonbill & Curlew Sandpiper

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA late a/noon

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler in copse at start of track to Stiffkey Fen this a/noon

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods in the Dell this a/noon

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB along Meadow Trail this a/noon

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler at S/end of Walsey Hills NOA this a/noon + Firecrest

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Stiffkey over the saltmarsh today

> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting on beach just W/of Gore Point this mrng + Little Stint

> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Waxham in dunes 0.5mile NW/of Shangri-la Cottage

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines 100yds E/of Joe Jordan Hide midday

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Warham Greens early a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Brancaster by Beach Rd this mrmg

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Surlingham Broad in a private garden on Mill Rd this mrng

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard W/over Holkham Freshmarsh mid mrng

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Waxham 10:00 at Shangri-La cottage

> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy from A149 mid mrng but distant

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Wells W/at East Hills this mrng

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Warham Greens flew W/ this mrng

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey by the coastal path W/of the c/pk to the N/ end of Green Way this mrng

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT 09:20 on Eye Pool

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens just S/of the whirligig this mrng NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy 08:00 on the saltmarsh

> Norfolk Great White Egret Haddiscoe Island from Waveney Forest

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler at S/end of Walsey Hills NOA in ivy early rmng

 

Friday 17th October 2014 

With winds moving round to the south west understandably things were quieter. Some interesting birds remained though, with a Yellow-browed Warbler in sycamores near the observatory early morning, and the Great Grey Shrike still viewable from the approach road. Other birds of note included a Short-eared Owl, Pomarine Skua, adult Med Gull, 6 Greenshank, Spotted Redshank and a Water Pipit.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Penduline Tit Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide NR13 4HS TG341066

> Norfolk Isabelline Shrike 16:15 Warham Greens just W/of whirligig. From Stiffkey campsite c/pk take coast path W /for 1/2ml NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham NNR on freshmarsh in bush from Washington Hide at 17:00 NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Kelling Water Meadows in off sea NR25 7ED TG095436

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard just E/of Salthouse by A149 at c14:05 NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA at dusk NR25 7SA TG062439

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens just W/of whirligig. From Stiffkey campsite c/pk take coast path W /for 1/2ml NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Titchwell RSPB along Meadow Trail by bend in paths on reedy section at 17:20 + Yellow-browed Warbler PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham NNR 16:15 midway between N/end of Lady Anne's Drive & Wells Woods + Possible Siberian Lesser Whitethroat & Siberian Chiffchaff NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy Marshes at 16:58 viewable from small layby at top of track to dunes but distant PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Trimingham this a/noon in clifftop wood NR11 8EG TG279388

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT 16:15 E/of beach c/pk on Eye Pool NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Honey Buzzard Winterton Dunes NNR in off sea over c/pk at 14:39 NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Reported over Kelling Heath at 14:55 TG102419

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike ENE/of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NWT 15:30 E/of c/pk

> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike West Runton at 14:30 near allotments N/of Station Close

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Brancaster Staithe 14:10 50yds w/of Harbour Way in sycamore PE31 8BJ TF794442

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Cley near North Foreland Wood at Snipe's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham Pines NNR by main track 150yds W/of Lady Anne's Drive at 13:45 with tit flock + Yellow-browed Warbler NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods in The Dell + Possible Siberian Lesser Whitethroat by main track midway between The Dell & Lady Anne's Drive at 12:15 NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk 2 Shorelark Holme on beach N/of golf course mi mrng TF715449

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Wells Woods 12:14 N/over The Dell NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Pines NNR over W/end at 11:55 + 5 Yellow-browed Warbler E/of Lady Anne's Drive NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods S/of main track at 07:30 NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT at 11:42 by beach c/pk on Eye Pool showing well NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Cromer 07:50at end of Fulcher Avenue at old zoo site NR27 9HE TG219423

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA at 11:25 NR25 7SA TG062439

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sidestrand NR27 0LT TG265395

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey in Campsite Wood NR23 1QL TF975431

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Holme Dunes NWT in paddocks behind houses off entrance track TF715449

> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Salthouse S/over Meadow Lane at 08:20 NR25 7XW TG082443

 

Thursday 16th October 2014

Another busy day of visual migration. One Pallas' Warbler was still in the car park at the NWT showing well at times. At least one Yellow-browed Warbler was on the NOA reserve much of the day. Other birds of note included a Bittern over the grazing marshes, 2 Water Rails, 200 Golden Plovers west, 208 Lapwings over, a Jack Snipe over the sea wall at Thornham, a Spotted Redshank, 2 Woodcock along the approach road, a Common Sandpiper on the Broadwater, a Kingfisher, 2 Barn Owls, a Tawny Owl, a Bearded Tit near the Hun sluice, a Swallow over west, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, over 700 Starlings through west, a Fieldfare, 75 Redwings, 150 Robins, 4 Stonechats, a Wheatear on the beach, a Grey Wagtail, 6 Pied Wagtails, 48 Meadow Pipits, 7 Rock Pipits, 13 Bramblings, 10 Siskins, 2 Redpoll sp, and 13 Reed Buntings.

 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Isabelline Shrike Warham Greens went to roost at 17:20 N/of N/end of eastern track. From Stiffkey campsite c/pk take coast path W /for 1/2ml NR23 1QD TF943437  

> Norfolk Steppe Grey Shrike 11:45 Burnham Norton E/of track between sea wall & village PE31 8DS TF828441  

> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods on N/side of The Dell briefly at 10:40 + Yellow-browed Warbler NR23 1DR TF909453  

 > Norfolk Great Grey Shrike ENE/of King's Lynn at Roydon Common NWT by central track at 17:15           

> Norfolk Northern Treecreeper W/of Weybourne on W/side of Muckleburgh Hill          

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Waxham Sands Holiday Park + Firecrest .View only from dunes NR29 4EJ        

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Cromer on cliff face this a/noon NR27 9HE TG219423  

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT at 18:24 near beach c/pk on Eye Pool showing well NR25 7SA TG049441       

> Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Stiffkey S/of A149 on flood by roadworks at 18:00 NR23 1QL TF975431          

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Warham Greens at 17:45 by A149 near easternmost track viewable from concrete pad W/of track NR23 1QD TF943437            

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham Pines NNR 1/2ml W/of Lady Anne's Drive in elms 150yds W/of Salts Hole at 17:20 NR23 1RJ TF890447     

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holme NWT in cpk at 16:25 + Yellow-browed Warbler TF715449            

> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 16:05 West Runton in paddocks N/of Station Close               

> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at E/end + 2 Spotted Redshank & Firecrest by South Wall NR31 9QB TG464048           

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 15:00 Holme NWT in c/pk TF715449    

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Holme NWT at 14:19 in paddocks behind houses from coastal path TF715449             

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT on pool by beach c/pk at 14:00 NR25 7SA TG049441               

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Thurne S/of church this mrng               

> Norfolk 2 Pallas's Warbler NNE/of Wells at East Hills + 2 Yellow-browed Warbler & 2 Ring Ouzel TF925458          

> Norfolk 4 Shorelark Warham Greens N/of Whirligig on mud E/of creek at 13:30 + 2 Lapland Bunting & Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437       

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB this a/noon along meadow Trail PE31 8BB TF759436 

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Thornham Point in sea buckthorn by ruin this mrng   

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler W/of Weybourne just N/of A149 on W/side of Muckleburgh Hill + Yellow-browed Warbler NR25 7SR TG111435   

> Norfolk 4 Common Crane over Hempton Common towards Sculthorpe Moor at 11;15

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Stiffkey over A149 at 11:45 NR23 1QL TF975431               

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 11:44 Warham Greens near eastern track viewed coast path.From Stiffkey Campsite c/pk walk W/for 1/2ml NR23 1QD TF943437             

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham Pines NNR 11:25 at W/end with tit flock + Yellow-browed Warbler. 3 Yellow-browed Warbler by crosstracks NR23 1RJ TF890447          

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Happisburgh + Lapland Bunting & 2 Twite NR12 0PR TG384309           

> Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines NNR + Firecrest NR23 1RJ TF890447 

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton Dunes NNR + 2 Ring Ouzel NR29 4BQ TG496198  

> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy Marshes in field S/of Dunes at 10:20 PE31 8JJ TF853449       

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holme NWT in c/pk + Great Grey Shrike & Yellow-browed Warbler TF715449 

> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR on freshmarsh from A149 then flew E/ NR23 1RJ TF890447   

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler E/of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA + Great Grey Shrike in hedge to E/then flew E/ NR25 7SA TG062439           

> Norfolk Female Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham NNR 10:10 just E/of Lady Anne's Drive NR23 1RJ TF890447      

> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Salthouse 350yds W/of beach c/pk S/of fence NR25 7XW TG082443               

> Norfolk 4 Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey in Campsite Wood NR23 1QL TF975431         

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA by the Obs + 3 Yellow-browed Warbler yesterday at Walsey Hills+2 Ring Ouzels & Waxwing TF717450      

> Norfolk 2 Great Grey Shrike Warham Greens near whirligig. From Stiffkey campsite c/pk take coast path W/for 1/2ml + 3 Ring Ouzel NR23 1QD TF943437 

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB on Meadow TRail PE31 8BB TF759436

Wednesday 15th October 2014

Another exciting day at the reserve, with two Pallas's Warblers, four Yellow-browed Warblers, three Short-eared Owls, and a Great Grey Shrike. On the sea there were 3 velvet Scoters and 2 Red-throated Divers seen. Counts of commoner species included over 100 Robins, 100 Chaffinches and 40 Brambling.

At Walsey Hills 3 Yellow-browed Warblers, 2 Ring Ouzels and a Waxwing were recorded.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk No Further Sign of Isabelline Shrike Warham Greens E/of whirligig by dusk (bird also present yday) + Great Grey Shrike 16:30 SW/of the whirligig

> Norfolk 1st Winter Isabelline Shrike Warham Greens 16:45 E/of whirligig but mobile

> Norfolk Steppe Grey Shrike Burnham Norton from the path btw village & seawall this a/noon + Great Grey Shrike & 2 Lapland Bunting

> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit 13:10 Wells Woods showing well E/of the drinking pool

> Norfolk No Sign of Red-flanked Bluetail Stiffkey Campsite Wood by 09:45

> Norfolk Radde's Warbler 09:25 Wells Woods 100yds E/of drinking pool 50yds NW/of bench but very elusive this mrng + 3 Yellow-browed Warbler in same general area

> Norfolk 5 Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton Dunes NNR today

> Norfolk Shorelark Holkham NNR on the beach late a/noon

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton Dunes NNR near Hermanus Restaurant this a/noon + 2 Purple Sandpiper on North Beach

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 17:15 in copse E/of track to Kelling Water Meadows

> Norfolk at least 1 Great Grey Shrike Thornham on the marsh late a/noon

> Norfolk at least 3 Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB today

> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG085441

> Norfolk No Further Sign of Pallas's Warbler Wells Woods just N/of The Dell by 15:55

> Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG085441

> Norfolk 2 Shorelark Titchwell RSPB on beach flew W/at 15:40

> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy Dunes distantly from the coast road

> Norfolk 2 Pallas's Warbler Holme NWT (inc ringed bird from NOA) + 2 Yellow-browed Warbler & Great Grey Shrike behind the warden's hut mid a/noon TF715449

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Stiffkey mid a/noon on coastal path W/of Campsite Wood

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Muckleburgh Hill

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Thornham Point

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard in off the sea at Titchwell RSPB this mrng

> Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Holme Dunes NWT at the caravan park + 1+ Yellow-browed Warbler by c/pk & Lapland Bunting over

> Norfolk Dusky Warbler Wells at East Hills today + Pallas's Warbler & Yellow-browed Warbler

> Norfolk Spoonbill at E/end of Breydon Water

> Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler at W/end of Holkham Pines early a/noon + Wood Warbler

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler (ringed bird) Holme NOA 13:15 showing well TF717450

> Norfolk 2+ Pallas's Warbler Holme Dunes NNR late mrng

> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Stiffkey on saltmarsh + Richard's Pipit flew W/

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holme NOA trapped/ringed will be released by the Obs at 11:40 TF717450

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Burnham Overy in sueda by boardwalk to Gun Hill + Great White Egret on marshes by W/end of Holkham Pines

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Thornham 10:35 on concrete building in saltmarsh

> Norfolk No Sign of Radde's Warbler Brancaster E/of Beach Rd by 10:00

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 09:45 Holme NWT in c/pk. NB Pls do not park in NOA c/pk unless NOA member or buying NOA permit TF715449

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA by bottom track NR25 7SA TG062439

> Norfolk 5 Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton Dunes NNR this mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section by Sainsbury's gate

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Salthouse in a garden + 3 Firecrest

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Holme NWT in the paddocks TF715449

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 08:15 Holme NWT by the toilet block with Goldcrests TF715449

 

Tuesday 14th October 2014

An excellent day at the Observatory with a fall of Robins and Thrushes. Highlights were a Pallas' Warbler in the car park area on the NWT, a Red-breasted Flycatcher along the approach road, 9 Velvet Scoters west offshore, a Woodcock, 3+ Water Rails, a Spotted Redshank, 4 Greenshank, a Short-eared Owl,3 Bearded Tits, 8 Yellow-browed Warblers in the recording area, 20 Chiffchaffs, 40 Blackcaps, 2 Garden Warblers, 2 Ring Ouzels, 2 Fieldfares, 120 Redwings, 450 Robins, 4 Stonechats, 3 Wheatears, 2 Tree Sparrows west, 6 Rock Pipits, 70 Bramblings, 10 Siskins, 2 Twite on the Saltmarsh at Thornham, 4 Redpoll sp, and a Snow Bunting on the beach.

Norfolk News fro Birdnet

> Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail till dusk 2/3ml NW/of Stiffkey at E/end of campsite wood. From A149 take Green Way and park at end of lane then take path thru wood NR23 1QL TF975431

> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit 17:10 Wells Woods on S/side of track then flew twds The Dell NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Radde's Warbler 16:25 Wells Woods 100yds E/of drinking pool 50yds NW/of bench NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Steppe Grey Shrike 14:20 +Red-backed Shrike & Great Grey Shrike (!) Burnham Norton E/of track between village & sea wall PE31 8DS TF825445

> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit 11:20 Wells Woods on S/side of track NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Possible Eastern Common Tern E/past Salthouse 08:50 NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk No Sign of Red-flanked Bluetail Warham Greens

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Scolt Head Island NNR + 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Long-eared Owl & 4 Short-eared Owl PE31 8DS TF821459

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Blakeney Point NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk 8 Yellow-browed Warbler Holme

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton North Dunes in totem pole bushes NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk 2 Pomarine Skua Cley NWT past beach c/pk this mrng + 45 Bonxie, 7 Arctic Skua, 2 Long-tailed Duck, 800 Little Gull & Short-eared Owl NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth in Bure Park

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB + Pomarine Skua, Slavonian Grebe, Little Stint & 5 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Great Yarmouth at N/end in Caister Road cemetery

> Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler NE/of Wells at East Hills + Lapland Bunting, Long-eared Owl, 9 Short-eared Owl, 2 Ring Ouzel & Jack Snipe TF924456

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth off Peggotty Road at back lane + Black Redstart

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 17:35 Burnham Overy by track to dunes + Great White Egret on marsh & Yellow-browed Warbler by boardwalk to Gun Hill

> Norfolk 5 Yellow-browed Warbler Happisburgh + 2 Twite & Short-eared Owl NR12 0PR TG384309

> Norfolk Radde's Warbler 17:00 Brancaster 500yds E/of Beach Road in hedge N/of static caravans

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey at W/end of campsite wood late a/noon NR23 1QL TF975431

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Stiffkey at campsite wood at E/end late a/noon + Long-eared Owl NR23 1QL TF975431

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines at W/end 15:30 NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Common

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Trimingham in clifftop wood this a/noon

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 15:20 Holme NWT in c/pk + 5 Yellow-browed Warbler, Snow Bunting on beach & Siberian Chiffchaff TF715449

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy just N/of A149 by path to seawall + 4 Lapland Bunting this mrng

> Norfolk Common Crane Roydon Common NWT circled over & poss landed

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Dunes by concrete block & pool 13:50 PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Waxham Sands Holiday Park NR29 4EJ

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines by crosstracks NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Cley NWT E/of Daukes Hide 14:25 + 2 Grey Phalarope off beach c/pk on sea this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Radde's Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section by south path 14:20 NR30 1DW TG526082

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 14:10 Holme NWT in c/pk TF715449

> Norfolk Richard's Pipit W/of Salthouse at Sowbury Hill early a/noon + Yellow-browed Warbler

> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Holme NWT briefly this mrng + 6 Yellow-browed Warbler TF715449

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Kelling Heath by railway crossing TG102419

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Happisburgh NR12 0PR TG384309

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton Dunes NNR near tank traps + 2 Lapland Bunting flew south NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton Dunes NNR + Firecrest & Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Gorleston on Sussex Road by doctors surgery 12:05

> Norfolk Radde's Warbler Wells Woods 70yds E/of drinking pool by small track 12:00 + 8 Yellow-browed Warbler NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh late mrng showing well PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Stiffkey this mrng then flew west NR23 1QL TF975431

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holme NWT in c/pk 11:00 + 2 Yellow-browed Warbler & Siberian Chiffchaff TF715449

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holt at Bayfield Brecks 10:25

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Burnham Market on Angles Lane 10:00

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Richard's Pipit Blakeney Point + Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Lapland Bunting, Shorelark, 2 Short-eared Owl, Redstart & 3 Brambling

> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Scolt Head Island NNR PE31 8DS TF821459

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope W/past Cley NWT 10:25 NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler W/of Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ TF794442

> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at E/end + 3 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey at campsite wood + Lapland Bunting flew over NR23 1QL TF975431

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Salthouse Heath on Bard Hill

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Radde's Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes just SW/of Gun Hill 09:35

> Norfolk Little Bunting Warham Greens at Whirligig then flew east + Yellow-browed Warbler at N/end of Garden Drove 09:00. From A149 just W/of Stiffkey take Green Way N/to campsite c/pk then walk W/for 1/2ml NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey at campsite wood 08:50 NR23 1QL TF975431

> Norfolk White Stork 4mls W/of Great Yarmouth N/of A47 07:35

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA at S/end 07:55 NR25 7SA TG062439

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Cromer at old zoo site 07:50

 

Monday 13th October 2014

A low pressure system produced strong north easterlies and continuous rain. On the sea visibility was very poor but 5 Common Scoters, a Red-breasted Merganser, 15 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 5 Bonxies, 3 Kittiwakes, 4 Little Gulls, 3 Sandwich Terns and an Arctic Tern were recorded. A Cetti's Warbler, 20 Blackbirds, 8 Song Thrushes, 6 Redwings and a Mealy Redpoll were also of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 1st Winter Steppe Grey Shrike Burnham Norton E/of track between village & sea wall 15:45 PE31 8DS TF825445

> Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail Warham Greens in copse at N/end of Garden Drove this a/noon. Park carefully concrete pad, do not obstruct entrance along track or feeders NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham NNR + Firecrest, Short-eared Owl, Ring Ouzel & Black Redstart NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler E/of Salthouse beach c/pk at Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG085441

> Norfolk 2 Great Grey Shrike Blakeney Point this a/noon + 2 Short-eared Owl & 2 Redstart NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Sidestrand this evng NR27 0LT TG265395

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Happisburgh + Pomarine Skua, Lapland Bunting & 15 Ring Ouzel NR12 0PR TG384309

> Norfolk 2 Grey Phalarope W/past Cley NWT + Black-throated Diver, 18 Sooty Shearwater, 20 Manx Shearwater, 300 Little Gull, 20 Bonxie, Red-necked Grebe & Puffin NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Sheringham by drive to Sheringham Cemetery from coast road early a/noon

> Norfolk Probable Great Grey Shrike Thornham by recycling bins TF738449

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Horsey + Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest, Ring Ouzel, Long-eared Owl & 9 Short-eared Owl

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Blakeney Point in plantation 15:35 + Ring Ouzel NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey in campsite wood + 2 Ring Ouzel, Short-eared Owl & Redstart NR23 1QL TF975431

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth near gate from cemetery into churchyard NR30 1DW TG526082

> Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike West Runton N/of Station Close in paddocks this a/noon

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Salthouse just W/of Sowbury Hill NR25 7XW

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens in bushes by path btw quarry & Stiffkey c/pk 15:05 NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape 14:50 + 3 Little Auk & 5 Bonxie NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 14:40 Walsey Hills NOA at E/end NR25 7SA TG062439

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section + 3 Ring Ouzel in north section NR30 1DW TG526082

> Norfolk Leach's Petrel S/past Horsey + 2 Pomarine Skua, Sooty Shearwater, 3 Bonxie, Long-eared Owl & 7 Short-eared Owl NR29 4EP TG477228

> Norfolk Pomarine Skua past Winterton this mrng + 10 Bonxie & Arctic Skua NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at E/end 12:20 NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Hunstanton Cliffs flew in off sea & landed in pine in Lincoln Square 12:05

> Norfolk 5 Bonxie past Holme NOA + 4 Little Gull & Mealy Redpoll TF717450

> Norfolk Jack Snipe Hunstanton golf course

> Norfolk 6 Ring Ouzel Stiffkey just W/of Stiffkey Marshes c/pk this evng

> Norfolk 2 Black Redstart Cromer in North Lodge Park

> Norfolk Sooty Shearwater E/past Weybourne this mrng + Manx Shearwater, 3 Bonxie, 83 Little Gull & Velvet Scoter

> Norfolk 2 Bonxie past Gorleston-on-Sea + 4 Arctic Skua & 10 Little Gull NR31 6PL TG532036

> Norfolk 10 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Sunday 12th October 2014

Fog hampered visual migration until 11 o'clock but birds included 860 Pink-feet, 50 Brents, 3 Red-throated Divers, 4 Gannets, 6 Great Crested and 1 Slavonian Grebes, an Osprey drifting south east over the pines, a Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank, 3 Black-tailed Godwits, an Arctic Skua, 2 Little Gulls, a Sandwich and 3 Common Terns, a Guillemot, 4 Razorbills, a Puffin, 10 Jays, 1 Swallow, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers (one near the car parks and one near the forestry), 4 Tree Sparrows west over the paddocks, 12 Rock Pipits, and a Brambling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Penduline Tit this evng Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide - heard only NR13 4HS TG341066

> Norfolk 1st Winter Steppe Grey Shrike 13:50 Burnham Norton E/of track between village & sea wall PE31 8DS TF825445

> Norfolk No Sign of Steppe Grey Shrike Burnham Norton this mrng

> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Sidestrand on beach late a/noon NR27 0LT TG265395

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Happisburgh by cricket pitch NR12 0PR TG384309

> Norfolk Great White Egret till 18:15 Burnham Overy then flew W/to pines by house on A149

> Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike 16:50 West Runton viewable from Station Close

> Norfolk Lapland Bunting E/of Salthouse beach c/pk at Gramborough Hill 15:25 then flew west & landed by Beach Road NR25 7XW TG085441

> Norfolk Pomarine Skua Horsey + 76 Little Gull & Snow Bunting NR29 4EP TG477228

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NWT + Pomarine Skua, Osprey, Slavonian Grebe & 2 Little Gull TF715449

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey at campsite wood + Hawfinch flew east 11:55 NR23 1QL TF975431

> Norfolk Grey Phalarope Thornham Point on sea 13:30

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB on Meadow Trail 11:45 + Pomarine Skua, 20 Little Gull, 2 Red-necked Grebe & 2 Slavonian Grebe PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Happisburgh this mrng NR12 0PR TG384309

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey at campsite wood

> Norfolk Probable Red-backed Shrike West Runton S/of blue shelter 09:30 then flew twds garden near haystack with red cover & no further sign

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey at campsite wood 30yds W/of crosstracks NR23 1QL TF975431

> Norfolk Richard's Pipit Bunrham Overy at Gun Hill 09:55 but elusive PE31 8JJ

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB in c/pk + Yellow-browed Warbler on main path PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (ad+1w) Cromer on beach by pier NR27 9HE TG219423

> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at NE/end 09:20 NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Richard's Pipit Horsey flew N/along dunes 08:50 NR29 4EP TG477228

 

Saturday 11th October 2014

A Yellow-browed Warbler was just opposite the NWT centre in the afternoon. A busy day with lots of visual migration, over 500 Pink-feet were heading west early morning and 2 Water Rails were calling in the reeds. At least 2 Greenshank were around the west end of Broadwater and 3 Jays flew through. 25 Goldcrests were around the reserve and at least 4 Cetti's Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, 2 Reed Warblers, 27+ Mistle Thrushes, 3 Stonechats, 4 Pied Wagtails, 48 Meadow Pipits, 15 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings, 6 Siskins a Bullfinch and 20 Reed Buntings were also recorded. A Common Blue and 2 Wall Browns were still present.

At Walsey Hills a Yellow-browed Warbler, 400 Chaffinches, 3 Bramblings, a Redpoll sp, a Swallow, a Stonechat, 36 Song Thrushes, 2 Redwings, a Peregrine and 2 Golden Plovers were also of note.

Friday 10th October 2014 

Interesting birds on the sea included 420 Common Scoter, 148 Brent Geese, 9 Red-throated Divers, 38 Sandwich Terns, 24 Gannets, and 1200 Bar-tailed Godwits were also counted. On the reserve two Spotted Redshank remained on the Broadwater, and the early morning produced 4 over flying Tree Sparrow, and single Brambling and Grey Wagtail. Single Wheatear and Stonechat could be found on the coastal path and four Twite were also reported from Thornham Harbour.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Steppe Grey Shrike mid evng Burnham Norton E/of track between village & sea wall showing well PE31 8DS TF828441

> Norfolk Steppe Grey Shrike Burnham Norton 12:45 E/of track between village & sea wall showing well PE31 8DS TF828441

> Norfolk Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape till 09:50 then flew NE/ NR12 0BW TG429221

> Norfolk 2 Common Crane over Burnham Norton PE31 8DS TF828441

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines at W/end NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods in The Dell by main track 200yds W/of drinking pool mid a/noon NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Holkham NNR W/over Holkham Gap at 13:45 NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk 2 Red-necked Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + 3 Slavonian Grebe & Spotted Redshank on saltmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Firecrest Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Osprey Holkham Park 10:40 over N/end of lake NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk 3 Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 4 Twite Thornham by footpath between Coal Barn & Holme Village PE36 6NZ TF737438

 

Thursday 9th October 2014

Another interesting day on the sea included 160 Brent Geese, 330 Common Scoters, 2 Velvet Scoters, a Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Red-throated Divers, 32 Gannets, 10 Great Crested Grebes, a Peregrine, 4 Little Gulls, 8 Sandwich Terns, and 2 Puffins east. A Short-eared Owl flew out into the Wash and 2 Stonechats were on the corner of the east bank.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Steppe Grey Shrike Burnham Norton early a/noon E/of track between village & sea wall PE31 8DS TF828441

> Norfolk Steppe Grey Shrike Burnham Norton at 14:05 E/of track between village & sea wall showing well PE31 8DS TF828441

> Norfolk Great White Egret S/past Great Yarmouth at 11:50 NR30 1EB TG531078

> Norfolk Long-tailed Skua past Winterton North Dunes + 5 Bonxie & Firecrest NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Horsey near church NR29 4EP TG477228

Wednesday 8th October 2014

A blustery and wet day which gave way to glorious sunshine in the afternoon, there were some good sightings on the sea with 103 Brent Geese, 400 Common Scoters, a Velvet Scoter, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 86 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, a Great Skua and a single Sandwich Tern recorded. Also of interest were a Water Rail, a Spotted Redshank, a vocal Cetti's Warbler near the Broadwater, 2 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, 2 Redwings and 3 Wheatears on the sea wall. Three Twite were also reported on the salt marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Steppe Grey Shrike 16:30 Burnham Norton btw village & seawall E/of path but often distant

> ***RFI***Any further news Norfolk Steppe Grey Shrike Burnham Norton since this mrng. Call 0115 871 2888

> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT on E/side in stubble field W/of Sowbury Hill

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods by main track 200yds W/of Drinking Pool

> Norfolk Little Gull E/past Sidestrand this mrng

> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB

Tuesday 7th October 2014 

A Peregrine was over the observatory early morning and at least two Cetti's Warblers were heard singing. Small numbers of Song Thrushes were also noted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 1st Winter Steppe Grey Shrike 16:20 Burnham Norton btw village & seawall E/of path PE31 8DS TF825445         

> RFI Norfolk Steppe Grey Shrike Burnham Norton - any news this mrng please text 07581 302 260 / call 01158 712888    

> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy below Marsh House Farm 17:45 PE31 8JJ TF863445            

> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441          

> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this mrng but mobile PE31 8BB TF759436         

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard W/over Stiffkey 12:30 NR23 1QL TF975431         

> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Winterton Holmes + Hen Harrier      

Monday 6th October 2014

 > Norfolk 1st Winter Steppe Grey Shrike 16:05 Burnham Norton btw village & seawall showing well PE31 8DS TF825445

> Norfolk 2 White Stork Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048      

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT + Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441  

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens by track to marsh 12:40 NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Pomarine Skua past Horsey this mrng + 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier, Bonxie, Arctic Skua & 15 Little Gull NR29 4EP TG477228           

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Happisburgh this mrng briefly NR12 0PR TG384309     

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sidestrand flew E/along cliff 07:40 NR27 0LT TG265395

 

Sunday 5th October 2014

3 Whooper Swans were on the Broadwater and 176 Pink-feet were counted. On the sea1 Brent Goose, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Gannets, and 5 Great Skuas were noted, also of interest were 4 Grey Herons in off the sea, a Water Rail in the reeds, 2 Woodcock flushed from the pines at dawn, 2 Spotted Redshanks, a Greenshank, 2 Barn Owls, 22 Jays, 2 Swallows, 4 Blackcaps, 850 Starlings through west, a 1 Whinchat, 5 Stonechats, and 1 Grey Wagtail.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Steppe Grey Shrike early evng Burnham Norton off path down to sea wall at TF825445

> Norfolk Steppe Grey Shrike 16:20 Burnham Norton in hedge on E/ side of path to sea wall.

> Norfolk Possible Steppe Grey Shrike Burnham Norton 12:35 in reeds btw village & sea wall

> Norfolk Great White Egret Acle flew twds Berney Arms this evng

> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 12:20 far N/end of Waxham Dunes

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods at The Dell

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth 10:00 near 14 hole on golf course at Bure Park

> Norfolk 3 Whooper Swan Holme Dunes NWT on pool by the vis centre

> Norfolk Black Redstart Thornham Point

> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Burnham Overy on pool E/of sea wall

> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB mid mrng + 13 Little Gull offshore

> Norfolk Osprey Sparham Pools NR9 5QY TG075178

 

Saturday 4th October 2014

A band of wet weather pushed some birds in front of it, with a Tree Pipit, 5 Stonechats and a Wheatear among the migrants.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB this evng + 2 Spotted Redshank    

> Norfolk 15 Little Gull E/past Sheringham this a/noon   

> Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT  

> Norfolk 1st Winter Female Firecrest Winterton Dunes NNR trapped/ringed     

> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water from the bridge     

 

Friday 3rd October 2014 

A quieter day, with a Peregrine over the grazing marsh early morning and a Kingfisher on the Lavender Marsh. Two Greenshank were on the Broadwater, and on the sea there were eight Eider and at least one summer plumaged Red-throated Diver.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT this evmg on Pat's Pool + 3 Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Blakeney Point in plantation by coastguards at 16:29 NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB + Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Red-necked Grebe S/past Winterton Dunes NNR + Long-tailed Duck off c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Burnham Overy on pool E/of sea wall at 15:50 PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk 6 Whooper Swan Welney WWT + 6 Common Crane PE14 9TN TL548946

> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Sidestrand NR27 0LT TG265395

> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water + 5 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Cley NWT W/over Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Bittern Titchwell RSPB + Jack Snipe PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Thursday 2nd October 2014

A day of good visual migration, with 75 Jays over, 30+ Blue Tits, a Swallow, 4 Fieldfares, 5 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Grey and 4 Pied Wagtails, 80 Meadow Pipits, 4 Rock Pipits, 120 Chaffinches, a Brambling, 180 Greenfinches, 8 Siskins and 103 Reed Buntings. On the sea 2 Eiders, 2200 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, 70 Gannets, a Slavonian and 2 Great Crested Grebes, an Arctic Skua, 5 Sandwich Terns and a Guillemot. Waders included 120 Curlews, a Spotted Redshank 2 Greenshanks and 16 Black-tailed Godwits. Kingfisher and Green Woodpecker were also of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Adult Pomarine Skua off Sheringham then flew W/ + 90 Little Gull E/ NR26 8BQ TG159435

> Norfolk Purple Heron W/of fakenham at Sculthorpe Moor NR this evng from Victor's Hide. Take boardwalk past fen hides then go left to end of path. C/pk closes ar 19:00 NR21 9GN TF901303

> Norfolk 3 Common Crane Warham Greens W/over saltmarsh at 12:40 NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk 2 Common Crane over Potter Higham

> Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy in channel off Gun Hill + Black-necked Grebe on pool E/of sea wall PE31 8JJ TF853449

 

Wednesday 1st October 2014

A small passage of Siskins were noted first thing, with 25 counted along with small numbers of Greenfinch, Skylark, Pied wagtail and a single Swallow. More unusual species of note during the day included a Peregrine, Red Kite, 3 stonechat and  a Greenshank, and on the sea a summer plumaged Red-throated Diver was noted just offshore.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Juvenile Purple Heron Sculthorpe Moor from Victor's Hide 17:20 feeding in meadow with Highland Cattle

> Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike 200yds W/of Stiffkey Fen adj to coastal footpath

> Norfolk Wryneck early a/noon Cley NWT at N/end of east bank NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Honey Buzzard 11:15 W/over Paston

> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Salthouse this mrng

> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Burnham Overy on pool E/of sea wall + 6 Spoonbill PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water by North Wall this a/noon

Tuesday 30th September 2014 

A Goshawk today watched heading over the sea wall and out over the grazing marsh was a very unusual sighting. Other birds of note included a summer plumaged Red-throated Diver on the sea, and both Red-necked and Slavonian Grebes.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Caspian Gull Stiffkey on the saltmarsh NR23 1QL TF975431

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Waxham Sands Holiday Park trapped/ringed this mrng NR29 4EJ

> Norfolk 7 Spoonbill mid mrng Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438

 

Monday 29th September 2014 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Possible Dark-breasted Barn Owl Burgh Castle Marshes at 18:20 TG476049

> Norfolk Female Serin Reported 12:50 Cley NWT in reedbed near East Bank c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 37 Common Crane Waxham behind Brograve Farm at 17:25 NR12 0DZ TG440261

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells mid a/noon 150yds S/of metal gate by caravan park footpath NR23 1AR TF917437

> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Burnham Overy on pool E/of sea wall at 12:40 PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods at 11:05 in The Dell NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Dusky Warbler Wells Woods 450yds W/of beach c/pk by main path just E/of The Dell at 07:35 + Yellow-browed Warbler NR23 1DR TF909453

 

Sunday 28th September 2014

A busy day, with 43 Brent Geese, 3 Red-throated Divers, 7 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes, an Arctic Skua and a Sandwich Tern on the sea. Other birds included 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 1 Spotted Redshank, 3 Greenshank, a Kingfisher, 9 Jays, a male Firecrest ringed at 8.40am, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler, Spotted and Pied Flycatchers, a Redstart 3 Whinchats, 4 Stonechats, 4 Wheatears, 2 Grey Wagtails, a Tree Pipit, and 4 Rock Pipits also of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen late a/noon + 3 Curlew Sandpiper NR23 1QW

> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Waxham in dunes S/of track

> Norfolk Great White Egret Lynn Point

> Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438

> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cromer on Hotel de Paris + 2 AD Yellow-legged Gull

> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Burnham Overy Staithe + 2 Whinchat

 

Saturday 27th September 2014

Highlights today were 130 Pink-feet in off the sea, 5 Buzzards, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Greenshank, a Kingfisher, 27 Jays, 2 Bearded Tits, a Swallow, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Chiffchaff, 7 Blackcaps, a Reed Warbler, one Stonechat, a Wheatear, one Tree Pipit, 4 Rock Pipits, a Brambling, 2 Siskins and 2 Yellowhammers.

At Walsey a Grey Wagtail, 3 Siskins a Willow Warbler and a Hobby were seen.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Common Crane Breydon Water late a/noon + Curlew Sandpiper

> Norfolk Great White Egret Lynn Point this a/noon

> Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water 07:20 S/ over Breydon Bridge NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Snettisham Coastal Park + 3 Curlew Sandpiper TF648335

> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Stiffkey Fen + 3 Whinchat

> Norfolk Jack Snipe Haddiscoe Marshes on Thorpe Marshes

> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater past Sheringham this mrng

> Norfolk 1st Winter Female Firecrest Winterton Dunes NNR trapped/ringed this mrng

> Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Titchwell RSPB

> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Little Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Friday 26th September 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen + 4 Whinchat NR23 1QW TF990438

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Norwich W/ of Rouen Rd, in trees btw Normandie Tower & Music House Lane

> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape NR12 0BW TG429221

> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (ad+1w) Cromer on seafront + 2 Yellow-legged Gull (ad+2cy) NR27 9HE TG219423

> Norfolk Immature Spoonbill Breydon Water early mrng + Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Short-eared Owl NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 3 Curlew Sandpiper & Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB

> Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Thursday 25th September 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Cley NWT flew W/mid mrng + 2 Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB 18:55 + 2 Little Stint, 4 Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Spotted Redshank & 2 Spoonbill at Thornham Point PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Great White Egret W/over Wells Woods 17:45 NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Great White Egret W/over Cley NWT 17:20 NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Warham Greens NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Purple Heron 1ml W/of Fakenham at Sculthorpe Moor flew from reedbed in front of Paul Johnson Hide 10:30 NR21 9GN TF901303

> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cromer on seafront NR27 9HE TG219423

 

Wednesday 24th September 2014

3,500 Pink-feet came in during the course of the day and on the sea 250 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Diver, 2 Fulmars, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 30 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 4 Arctic Skuas, 2 Great Skuas, a Med Gull and a single Sandwich Tern were counted. Other birds of note included 3 Black-tailed Godwits, a Common Sandpiper, a Spotted Redshank in Thornham Harbour, a Greenshank, 2 Wheatears and  Pied Flycatcher.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Hemsby at S/end of Kings Loke this evng + Short-eared Owl

> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Cory's Shearwater 14:30 E/past Cley NWT beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull 16:50 Winterton-on-Sea off the beach c/pk

> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT 250yds NW/of Obs Hut

> Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike Horsey in south dunes 60yds S/of wooden steps

> Norfolk 11 Little Gull past Sheringham this a/noon NR26 8BQ TG159435

 

Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A far quieter day, with 2 Pied Flycatchers still showing around the reserve. Other birds of note included a Barnacle and 85 Brent Geese 100 Wigeon, 250 Teal, 36 Common Scoters, 7 Red-throated Divers, 16 Gannets, a Common Sandpiper, 6 Sandwich Terns, a Kingfisher, 15 Swallows, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers, 3 Whinchats, 2 Stonechats, 6 Grey Wagtails, 150 Meadow Pipits and 2 Siskins.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 15:30 Holme NOA in pines with tit flock TF717450

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods 12:15 NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Honey Buzzard W/over Blakeney Point 12:15 NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike Horsey 3/4ml SE/of Nelson Head track at Bramble Hill

> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Winterton North Dunes 1.5mls NNW/of beach c/pk at N/end of pine plantation viewable from gate at N/end of cattle corral NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (ad+1w) Cromer by Rocket House cafe NR27 9HE TG219423

> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (ad+1w) Cromer by Rocket House cafe NR27 9HE TG219423

> Norfolk Firecrest Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Monday 22nd September 2014

Birds of note today included 81 Pink-feet, 12 Lapwings, a Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshanks, a Kingfisher, a spectacular movement of 60+ Jays, 120 Swallows, 2 Cetti's Warblers, at least 1 Yellow-browed Warbler was still present, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, a Reed Warbler, 10 Song Thrushes, 6 Mistle Thrushes, a Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchats, 1 Stonechat, 2 Wheatears, a Pied Flycatcher, 7 Tree Sparrows west, 3 Grey Wagtails, 4 Tree Pipits, 120 Meadow Pipits, 3 Rock Pipits and a Redpoll sp. Butterflies were still on the wing with Peacock, Red Admiral, Speckled Wood, Wall Brown, Small Heath and Small Copper still on the reserve.

 

Sunday 21st September 2014

Some of the weekend's rarities were still present and there was a major passage of seabirds. Highlights were 63 Pink-feet, 68 Brents, 3 Shelduck, 27 Wigeon, 25 Eiders, 1500 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 16 Red-throated Divers, 5 Fulmars, 13 Sooty Sheatwaters, 45 Manx Shearwaters, 281 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, a Merlin in off the sea, 50 Arctic and 19 Great Skuas, an adult Sabine's Gull, a Kittiwake, 6 Sandwich Terns, a Swift, 8 Jays, 6 Swallows, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Wheatears, a Brambling, and 6 Siskins.

At Walsey Hills most of the previous days birds remained (see below), and a passage of over 40 Jays were also noted.

 

Saturday 20th September 2014

Another good day for migration with 2 Pink-footed Geese, 58 Brents, 270 Wigeon, 455 Teal, 21 Pintail, 750 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Divers, 26 Gannets, a Water Rail, 40 Golden Plover, 500 Knot, 4 Greenshank, 2 Great Skuas, 2 Kingfishers, a Common Sandpiper, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 5+ Yellow-browed Warblers, 10 Chiffchaffs, 8 Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 20 Song Thrushes, 2 Redstarts, 6 Wheatears, 3 Grey Wagtails, 1 Tree Pipit, Pied and Spotted Flycatcher and 12 Siskins among the many birds of interest today.

At Walsey Hills a Yellow-browed Warbler, 7 Grey Wagtails, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Redstarts ,16 Golden Plovers, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, a Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Garden Warblers, 2 Wheatears, 4 Willow Warblers, 9 Siskins and 3 Hobbies were all of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk No Sign of Juvenile Pallid Harrier Warham Greens this evng NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Possible Juvenile Pallid Harrier Wells Woods or Montagu's Harrier over c/prk at 12:05 NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods at 16:50 at the Dell NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods at 13:50 on E/side of the Dell + Yellow-browed Warbler nr kissing gate NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods at 11:40 on S/side of Dell + Tree Pipit, Yellow-browed Warbler S/of main track S/of drinking pool & 2 Tree Pipit NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk 5 Yellow-browed Warbler Holme Dunes NNR + 2 Redstart & Tree Pipit

> Norfolk 3 Red-breasted Flycatcher Burnham Overy in dunes this evng. 1 300yds E/of end of boardwalk; 2 in bushes by boardwalk + Yellow-browed Warbler, 9 Spoonbill & Black-necked Grebe on pool E/of sea wall PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Winterton North Dunes in pine plantation viewable from gate at N/end of cattle corral late a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Gramborough Hill at 17:10 NR25 7XW TG085441

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy at 16:40 500yds E/of boardwalk + 100yds N/of fence in valley with 3 pines PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk 2 Red-breasted Flycatcher Burnham Overy at 15:30 at end of boardwalk + Yellow-browed Warbler PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Gramborough Hill at 15:30 NR25 7XW TG085441

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA midway along footpath this a/noon NR25 7SA TG062439

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Burgh Castle in garden this mrng TG476049

> Norfolk Corncrake Holme NWT in last dunes E/of pines TF715449

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NWT in Forestry TF715449

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Horsey at Nelson Head track in sallows on N/side at 12:00 + 8 Redstart btwn Horsey & Waxham & 4 Whinchat NR29 4EP TG477228

> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT on Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA + 2 Redstart NR25 7SA TG062439

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Gramborough Hill at 10:50 + Yellow-browed Warbler NR25 7XW TG085441

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA in sycamore by observatory at 09:00 TF717450

> Norfolk 1st Winter Barred Warbler Winterton South Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Burnham Overy on track to dunes 100yds N/of A149 at 08:00 PE31 8JJ TF853449

 

Friday 19th September 2014

A very cloudy and damp day with some nice birds but very little vis mig! Highlights included a single Pink-foot, 3 Brent Geese, 5 Black-tailed Godwits on the NWT pools, 2 Common Sandpipers on the Broadwater, a Spotted Redshank and a Greenshank at Thornham, 9 Swallows east, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Yellow-browed Warbler was heard along the east bank, 15 Chiffchaffs, 10 Willow Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, 2 Garden Warblers, a Whitethroat, a Fieldfare on the approach road, 14 Song Thrushes, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 5 Redstarts, 7 Wheatears along Thornham sea wall, a Pied Flycatcher near the Obs, a Grey Wagtail over calling, 4 Tree Pipits, 60 Meadow Pipits and 6 Siskins.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods till dusk on E/side of The Dell + Tree Pipit NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Blakeney Point at The Marrams at 16:15 NR25 7DJ TG007464      

> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Blakeney Point flew from Long Hills E/over saltmarsh at Halfway House at 15:56 NR25 7DJ TG007464           

> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods on E/side of Dell at 14:45 NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA heard along E/bank + Pied Flycatcher, 5 Redstart, 4 Tree Pipit, Fieldfare . Spotted Redshank at Thornham TF717450           

> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cromer on E/side of pier at 18:30 + AD Yellow-legged Gull NR27 9HE TG219423         

> Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes nr Horsey area at 15:45 + Whinchat NR29 4BQ TG496198   

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey at W/end of wood nr campsite at 15:00 NR23 1QL TF975431  

> Norfolk Spoonbill Salthouse this a/noon NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Gramborough Hill at 17:40 + 2 Yellow-browed Warbler NR25 7XW TG085441    

> Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes early evng at N/end of pine plantation NR29 4BQ TG496198               

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Blakeney Point on Yankee ridge early evng NR25 7DJ TG007464           

> Norfolk Possible Barred Warbler Titchwell RSPB in coach park + 7 Spoonbill on freshmarsh, 4 JUV Little Stint & 2 JUV Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436    

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Blakeney Point at The Hood + 25 Redstart, 2 Whinchat & 5 Tree Pipit NR25 7DJ TG007464               

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Titchwell RSPB in area with no general access at 15:30 + Redwing & Tree Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436               

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Gramborough Hill at 15:50 + Barred Warbler showing well NR25 7XW TG085441        

> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Wells Woods at drinking pool at 13:30 + Yellow-browed Warbler with tit flock NR23 1DR TF909453            

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes at 14:18 400yds E/of boardwalk in elder 50yds north of fence but elusive PE31 8JJ TF853449           

> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Reported Winterton Dunes NNR at 14:00 1.5mls Nnw/of beach cpk in sallows S/of cattle pen (heard only) + 3 Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198   

> Norfolk 5 Red-breasted Flycatcher Burnham Overy Dunes mid a/noon PE31 8JJ TF853449         

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey at W/end of Campsite Wood near c/pk by campers only gate this a/noon NR23 1QL TF975431    

> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (1 Adult + 1 Juvenile) Cromer by Rocket House Cafe at 14:00 NR27 9HE TG219423            

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes at 13:40 400yds E/of boardwalk + Redstart PE31 8JJ TF853449  

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Salthouse at Gramborough Hill 100yds E/along fence from c/pk at 13:15 NR25 7XW TG085441           

> Norfolk 2 + Red-breasted Flycatcher Burnham Overy Dunes 13:15 in elders 400yds E/of boardwalk + Yellow-browed Warbler showing well PE31 8JJ TF853449              

> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes this a/noon showing well NR29 4BQ TG496198     

> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cromer by pier + AD Yellow-legged Gull NR27 9HE TG219423   

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes 08:00 at start of boardwalk PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk 1+ Red-breasted Flycatcher Burnham Overy Dunes 08:15 at end of sea wall PE31 8JJ TF853449               

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Salthouse at Gramborough Hill in Scrub at 07:25 showing on & off NR25 7XW TG085441

 

Thursday 18th September 2014

Visible migration was impressive today with highlights including a Woodlark, 26 Jays, a Hobby, 12+ Whimbrel, Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 3 Garden Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, a single Fieldfare on the approach road early morning, 55 Song Thrushes, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 3 Redstarts, 1 Wheatear, 2 Pied Flycatchers, 3 Grey Wagtails, 2 Tree Pipits 42 Meadow Pipits, 2 Bramblings, 7 Siskins and 7 Reed Buntings.

At Walsey Hills a Hobby, 3 Redstarts, 2 Grey Wagtails, and 2 Bramblings were present.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk escaped Black Kite Wrentham in fields N/of Mill Lane + Little Stint Benacre Broad

> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Blakeney Freshmarsh flew E/towards towards Cley at 08:33

> Norfolk Caspian Gull Cromer by pier NR27 9HE TG219423

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at E/end this evng + Redstart NR25 7XW TG085441

> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Winterton North Dunes + Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Great White Egret on S/side of Filby Broad late a/noon then flew NW/ NR29 3HH TG461136

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes at 17:14 at E/end on N/side of footpath in elders & blackberrys + 4 Redstart PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines NNR 1 near W/end, 1 200yds W/of Joe Jordan Hide near crosstracks NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua S/over Kelling Water Meadows at 10:40 NR25 7ED TG095436

> Norfolk 3 Red-breasted Flycatcher Burnham Overy Dunes mid a/noon 1 by sea wall, 1 in rosehips & 1 in apple tree + Yellow-browed Warbler, 7 Pied Flycatcher, 8 Redstart & 5 Whinchat PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Possible Icterine Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes 13:15 on S/side of Gun Hill but elusive PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Winterton South Dunes 10:30 in Valley NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk 2 Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes 1 by footpath 150yds W/of pines late mrng PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Sheringham in oal by entrance road to cemetery + Yellow-browed Warbler then flew S/ NR26 8BQ TG159435

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods in The Dell + Redstart NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes + Lapland Bunting Gun Hill & 3 Tree Pipit PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Brancaster Staithe 09:35 W/of harbour in Holm Oak by boardwalk PE31 8BJ

> Norfolk 3 Red-breasted Flycatcher Burnham Overy Dunes 2 by start of boardwalk & 1 300yds E/of boardwalk PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Horsey near Nelson Head Track + Redstart & 11 Whinchat NR29 4EP TG477228

> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Sheringham at 07:40 NR26 8BQ TG159435

> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Hemsby at Kings Loke NR29 4JG TG506172

> Norfolk 2 Red-breasted Flycatcher Burnham Overy Dunes by start of boardwalk + Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Redstart & 3 Whinchat PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Winterton Dunes NNR in The Valley NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Salthouse at Gramborough Hill 07:43 showing well + Redstart NR25 7XW TG085441

> Norfolk Woodlark over Holme NOA + 2 Pied Flycatcher & 2 Tree Pipit TF717450

> Norfolk 4 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB at 13:15 + Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Burnham Overy on pool E/of sea wall at 16:00 PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk 2 Whinchat Nunnery Lakes at 13:00 IP24 2YW TL873822

> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher 15:45 Snettisham Coastal Park + Redstart & Whinchat TF648335

> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater W/past Sheringham at 08:45 NR26 8BQ TG159435

> Norfolk 5 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Wednesday 17th September 2014

An interesting collection of commoner migrants today, with single Whinchat, Wheatear, Grey Wagtail and Redstart ( Redwell Marsh), all recorded. At least ten Song Thrushes and seven Mistle Thrushes were noted plus several Siskins and Bramblings, and a showy Spotted Flycatcher spent most of the day in the sycamore tree near the Observatory building.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Winterton North Dunes calling from near the cow pens not Yellow-browed Warbler as prev reported

> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Point + 15+ Whinchat NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Brancaster Staithe 16:20 W/of harbour in 1st tree by path + 2 Redstart PE31 8BJ

> Norfolk 3 Red-breasted Flycatcher Burnham Overy - 2 at S/end of boardwalk in dunes late a/noon, 1 3/4mile to E/ + Barred Warbler late a/noon, Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Pied Flycatcher, 4 Whinchat & 2 Tree Pipit

> Norfolk Barred Warbler SW/side of Gramborough Hill near brackish pool late a/noon NR25 7XW TG085441

> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Hemsby at Kings Loke this a/noon

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Salthouse 14:50 at Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Blakeney Point at Long Hills + Redwing & Fieldfare NR25 7DJ

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy 1/4mile E/of boardwalk to N/of fence early a/noon PE31 8JJ

> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (ad+1w) Cromer on the beach E/of the pier late mrng NR27 9HE

> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Burnham Overy near apple tree E/of boardwalk in dunes PE31 8JJ

> Norfolk Female/Immature Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Breydon Water showing well at South Wall + 4 Whinchat NR31 9QB TG464048

 Norfolk 3 Juvenile Little Stint Cantley Beet Factory + JUV Curlew Sandpiper NR13 3JA TG389037

> Norfolk 3 Pied Flycatcher Warham Greens NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Firecrest late a/noon Cley NWT in willows around Daukes Hide NR25 7SA

> Norfolk Sooty Shearwater 17:00 N/past Winterton South Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Holme Dunes NWT in sycamores in c/pk late a/noon

> Norfolk 3 Pied Flycatcher Wells Woods this a/noon NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082

> Norfolk 3 Whinchat Horsey along track by dunes + 2 Redstart

> Norfolk Firecrest Sidestrand NR27 0LT

> Norfolk 10 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh mid a/noon PE31 8BB

> Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Wells Woods NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Holme Dunes NWT from First hide + 2 Whinchat

> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Holkham NNR btw Meols House & Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RJ

> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435

Monday 15th September 2014

At least two Pied Flycatchers were still around the observatory building during the day, plus a male Redstart. Other birds seen of note included two Greenshank, two Grey Wagtails, two Wheatears, 3 Mistle Thrushes, and single Jay, Stonechat and Brambling.

Norfolk News From Birdnet

> Norfolk Honey Buzzard Winterton South Dunes flew in off sea 13:00 then west NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler this evng btw Salthouse & Kelling along Meadow Lane + Firecrest

> Norfolk Hoopoe Blakeney Point in private area 18:30 NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Icterine Warbler Warham Greens 11:20 then flew W/along hedge NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 14:25 East Runton on W/side S/of A149 on E/side of Thain's Lane just N/of railway bridge by 5-bar gate NR27 9PA

> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 12:00 Warham Greens at N/end of Garden Drove in copse NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT on Lady Fen then flew off + Little Stint from main obs PE14 9TN TL548946

> Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike Horsey S/of Nelson Head track NR29 4EP TG477228

> Correction: Norfolk Barred Warbler just E/of Salthouse 300yds along track to Kelling water meadows + Yellow-browed Warbler & Firecrest NR25 7ED TG095436

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery + 3 Pied Flycatcher NR30 1DW TG526082

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Winterton at S/end of Valley

> Norfolk Lapland Bunting E/over Morston Quay 09:11 calling NR25 7DJ TG011444

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler just E/of Salthouse village by path to Kelling Water Meadows in 1st group of sallows 07:45 NR25 7XW

> Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua Horsey Gap flew S/along beach 07:00 NR29 4EJ TG463241

 

Sunday 14th September 2014

Quite a slow day, the sea was good again with 13 Brent Geese, 15 Eiders, 1300 Common Scoters, 1 Red-throated Diver, a Fulmar, 41 Gannets, 4 Arctic Skuas, and a Great Skua. A Jack Snipe flew over west early morning and up to 3 Pied Flycatchers were on the reserve early afternoon. A Redstart was also in the pines together with 6 Willow Warblers and a Garden Warbler. A Whinchat was in the dunes and a Rock Pipit flew over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Reported Cley NWT in the beach c/pk this evng NR25 7SA

> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Scolt Head Island NNR + Red-breasted Flycatcher & Redstart PE31 8DS TF821459

> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Trimingham late a/noon NR11 8EG TG279388

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Salthouse Heath along farm track 0.5mile S/of the A149 0.75mile E/of Salthouse Heath late a/noon

> Norfolk 1st Winter Red-breasted Flycatcher 16:40 East Runton on Thain's Lane just N/of the railway bridge NR27 9PA

> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Northrepps mid a/noon NR27 0AA TG246393

> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 16:00 Warham Greens N/end of Garden Drove track + Pied Flycatcher NR23 1QD

> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Warham Greens N/end of Garden Drove track NR23 1QD

> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Winterton-on-Sea flew S/ late mrng

> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Long-tailed Skua Cley NWT 08:00-11:00 past beach c/pk + Balearic Shearwater, 2 Arctic Skua & 4 Bonxie NR25 7SA

> Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB mid mrng then flew E/ PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Barred Warbler 10:10 Burnham Overy in dunes 0.3mile E/of end of boardwalk in bushes S/of fence + 4+ Whinchat PE31 8JJ

 

Saturday 13th September 2014

Strangely quiet for passerines today, most of the excitement was on the sea, with 10 Brent Geese, 2 Teal, 920 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Diver, 8 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Arctic Skuas, a Bonxie, a Kittiwake, a Little Tern, 34 Sandwich Terns, 2 Common Terns, and a Guillemot. Three Curlew Sandpipers were on the NWT pools. Also of interest were 44 Pink-feet, a Pied Flycatcher, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, a Blackcap, a Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warblers, 3 Wheatears and 2 Grey Wagtails.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper Cantley Beet Factory on NE/pit + JUV Curlew Sandpiper NR13 3JA

> Norfolk 1st Winter Barred Warbler Winterton Dunes NNR trapped/ringed today + Pied Flycatcher NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Barred Warbler 10:50 Burnham Overy in hawthorns E/of the end of the boardwalk PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 09:00 Blakeney Freshmarsh by the works

> Norfolk 10 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen this mrng + Spotted Redshank NR23 1QW TF990438

> Norfolk Barred Warbler 08:00 Burnham Overy in bushes c)200yds E/of end of boardwalk PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Honey Buzzard 06:25 Wells low over football pitch to W/ NR23 1AR TF917437

> Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher on N/side of Great Yarmouth late a/noon

> Norfolk 3 Little Stint Cley NWT on North Scrape this a/noon + 2 JUV Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082

> Norfolk Red-throated Diver off Hemsby mid mrng + 2 Arctic Skua & Bonxie S/ NR29 4JG TG506172

> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172

> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Burnham Overy on the saltmarsh this mrng + 4 Spoonbill PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Burnham Overy on pool E/of sea wall + Spoonbill PE31 8JJ TF853449

Friday 12th September 2014

A good start but cloudy conditions soon saw birds clearing out in the fine weather. On the sea there was much activity with 15 Teal, 1 Eider, 400 Common Scoter, 5 Great Crested Grebes, a Fulmar, 50 Gannets, an adult Pom Skua with spoons, 6 Arctic Skuas, 170 Sandwich and 1 Common Terns. A Hobby was hawking dragonflies over the pines and a Cetti's Warbler was singing along the east bank. Ringing highlights were 4 Willow Warblers, a Garden Warbler a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warblers, 2 Robins, a male Pied Flycatcher and 11 Meadow Pipits .

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Juvenile Spotted Crake Cantley Beet Factory on W/side of pit by railway right of entrance to smaller pit viewed from mound between 18:30 & 18:40 NR13 3JA TG389037

> Norfolk Pomarine Skua past Winterton Dunes NNR this a/noon + 2 Arctic Skua NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Blakeney Freshmarsh at 17:00 showing well + Great White Egret E/over & landed in reedbed

> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cromer near pier at 15:50 NR27 9HE TG219423

> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Blakeney Freshmarsh N/of The Barnett Pool at 16:05

> Norfolk Honey Buzzard over Glandford mid a/noon NR25 7JR TG044419

> Norfolk Adult Pomarine Skua W/past Holme Dunes NNR at 10:00

> Norfolk Wryneck SE/of Beeston Bump in bushes towards railway NR26 8DB TG167432

> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cromer on beach by Rocket House Cafe NR27 9HE TG219423

> Norfolk 16 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water W/over W/end at 07:25 + 5 Curlew Sandpiper & 4 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Firecrest Wells Woods NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Adult Little Gull Sea Palling in field opposite Sea Breeze campsite mid mrng NR12 0UX TG432271

> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe E/of Burnham Overy Staithe at 15:30 on pool E/of sea wall + 2 Redstart & 15 Whinchat PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Wells Woods in The Dell at 15:20 NR23 1DR TF909453

> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Holme NOA trapped & ringed this mrng TF717450

> Norfolk 4 Pied Flycatcher Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082

> Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Eccles-on-Sea at North Gap at 08:15 NR12 0SE TG404293

Thursday 11th September 2014

A strangely quiet day but with some migrants, the passage of Blackcaps continued, and other highlights were a Peregrine at Gore Point, a Razorbill offshore, a Whinchat and 2 Turtle Doves on the NWT dunes reserve, 2 Tawny Owls, 2 Kingfishers, 3 Cetti's Warblers, and ringing highlights were a Garden Warbler and a male Redstart.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Greenish Warbler 16:45 Blakeney Point at The Hood on W/side showing well + Red-breasted Flycatcher showing well NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (1 Adult + 1 Juvenile) Cromer on beach by Rocket House Cafe at 17:20 NR27 9HE TG219423

> Norfolk Probable Juvenile Red-footed Falcon Reported Burnham Norton along sea wall W/of track from village late a/noon but distant PE31 8DS TF828441

> Norfolk Long-tailed Skua S/past Winterton Dunes NNR c/pk at 14:52 NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher 13:30 Blakeney Point on W/side of The Hood in suaeda showing well NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike 13:20 Blakeney Freshmarsh N/of The Barnett Pool showing well

> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Holkham NNR on freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide at 11:59 NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Black-necked Grebe E/of Burnham Overy Staithe on pool by sea wall at 17:15 + 3 Whinchat PE31 8JJ TF853449

 

Wednesday 10th September 2014 

Signs once again of migration, with Blackcaps and Meadow pipits being the top ringed species, with a Tree Pipit being a more unusual species ringed.

Visible migration included three fly over Grey Wagtails and two Siskins. A kingfisher was along the broadwater and 3 Common Sandpipers were viewable from the car park hide.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Western Bonelli's Warbler in school compound by track to Kelling Water Meadows 06:30 and again 19:00

> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh + 2 Little Stint & Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB

> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 14:15 Blakeney Freshmarsh by works 400m N/of Blakeney Quay

> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cromer by the pier mid a/noon NR27 9HE

> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Holkham Freshmarsh S/of Joe Jordan Hide this a/noon

> Norfolk Wryneck late mrng Weybourne in bushes by the plantation behind the beach at Weybourne Camp

> Norfolk Barred Warbler 11:03 Winterton Dunes NNR in elders near ramp at Valley Holiday Park

> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this mrng + 48 Ruff, 19 Pink-footed Goose E/ & 1109 Bar-tailed Godwit PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Winterton South Dunes at S/end of Valley Holiday Park.

> Norfolk 5 Little Stint Cley NWT + 5 Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 3 Curlew Sandpiper at E/end of Breydon Water + Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Winterton Dunes NNR below Hermanus Restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198

Tuesday 9th September 2014

A day of steady migration with a significant movement of Blackcaps reported in the recording area and 11 ringed on the reserve during the day. Also of note were a Wheatear, a male Stonechat, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Whitethroats, a single Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warblers, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 4 Grey Wagtails over calling, a Cetti's Warbler, a Kingfisher and both Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers. A Hobby caught a Swallow in mid air over the Broadwater and a Peregrine was circling the east bank. 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (ad+1w) Cromer on beach E/of pier showing well NR27 9HE TG219423

> Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike Holkham NNR from Joe Jordan Hide 15:15 NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT on Lady Fen + Great White Egret from Lyle Hide. Reserve open 09:30-17:00 PE14 9TN TL548946

> Norfolk Honey Buzzard N/over Newton Flotman 14:00

> Norfolk 3 Honey Buzzard NW/over Overstrand + Probable 2 Honey Buzzard NR27 0PF TG246410

> Norfolk 5 Honey Buzzard Holkham NNR flew over Lady Ann's Drive with Common Buzzard NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike Blakeney Freshmarsh in dead trees on N/side of pool at end of track near temporary path 10:40

> Norfolk Adult Pomarine Skua E/past Sheringham + Sooty Shearwater flew west NR26 8BQ TG159435

> Norfolk Great White Egret 09:25 Titchwell RSPB in reedbed showing well PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Arctic Skua PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Probable Pomarine Skua E/past Sheringham + 2 Arctic Skua & Sooty Shearwater flew west 08:00 NR26 8BQ TG159435

> Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB flew in from east & landed in reedbed 07:30 PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Monday 8th September 2014 

A quieter day, with two Pied and one Spotted Flycatchers near the NWT hut, and a second Spotted Flycatcher on the NOA reserve. A Whinchat and a Wheatear were along the East bank, and a Kingfisher was on the Broadwater. A clouded Yellow was also seen several times during the day near the observatory.

 

Sunday 7th September 2014

Another day of steady migration with 15 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Garden Warblers, 15 Whitethroats, a Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Warblers, 3 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Redstarts, 1 Whinchat, 4 Wheatears, 3 Pied Flycatchers, and a Tree Pipit noted. Also of interest were a Spotted Redshank, a Kingfisher over Broadwater, a Wryneck in the dunes on the NWT reserve, 2 Avocets east and 4 Spoonbills in Thornham Harbour.

At Walsey Hills there was little change from yesterday with 3 Pied Flycatchers, 12 Chiffchaffs, 1 Garden Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Willow Warbler and Blackcap all recorded.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Wryneck Horsey on path S/of Nelson Head Track mid mrng NR29 4EP TG477228            

> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cromer on the beach NR27 9HE TG219423 

> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton Dunes NNR late a/noon in bushes at totem pole NR29 4BQ TG496198       

> Norfolk Wryneck Holme Dunes NNR mid a/noon + Pied Flycatcher in the pines              

> Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT on Lady Fen PE14 9TN          

> Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike Blakeney Freshmarsh this a/noon + 6 Whinchat               

> Norfolk Barred Warbler 15:30 Walsey Hills NOA in ivy at southern end NR25 7SA TG062439       

> Norfolk Wryneck Waxham 2nd bird S/of campsite NR12 0DZ TG440261              

> Norfolk Wryneck 0.25mile N/of Horsey Gap NR29 4EJ TG463241            

> Norfolk Wryneck Hickling Broad NWT on path to Cadbury Hide past dipping pools NR12 0BW TG429221              

> Norfolk Wryneck Waxham by pond S/of pipe dump + 3 Pied Flycatcher, 3 Whinchat & Turtle Dove over NR12 0DZ TG440261           

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Winterton Dunes NNR at Valley Holiday Park late mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198   

> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Thornham on Thornham Marsh PE36 6NZ TF737438             

> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike 08:45 Beeston Bump NR26 8DB TG167432 

> Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy PE31 8JJ TF853449  

> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton Dunes NNR 08:50 near chalet park             

> Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen in flight early mrng NR23 1QW TF990438

Saturday 6th September 2014

There was some tailing off of migration today, however 2 Pied Flycatchers were again near the Obs centre and 2 Whinchats were ringed. On the NWT reserve a Wryneck was seen on and off, and a couple of Redstarts and 6 Wheatears were also of note. A Short-eared Owl was also reported at the west end of the approach road.

At Walsey Hills 2 Pied Flycatchers, 4 Whinchats, 15 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Blackcaps and a Jay were noted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Wells on marsh twds East Hills this a/noon NR23 1AR TF917437       

> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on sea off beach c/pk flew W/          

> Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike Blakeney Freshmarsh early evng in bushes to E/of pond             

> Norfolk Wryneck 16:30 Warham Greens W/of campsite c/pk at whirligig in scrub to S/of track + 10 Whinchat NR23 1QD TF943437            

> Norfolk 10 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pat's Pool but flew off + Little Stint & Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441               

> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Blakeney at the freshmarsh in bushes E/of pond mid a/noon          

> Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen + 2 Curlew Sandpiper & Little Stint NR23 1QW TF990438            

> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull Cromer - ad + 1st W on beach NR27 9HE TG219423         

> Norfolk Wryneck Holme NWT late mrng TF715449        

> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike just S/of Horsey Gap NR29 4EJ TG463241  

> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Happisburgh at the Coastwatch mid mrng NR12 0PR TG384309       

> Norfolk Barred Warbler 08:35 Beeston Bump in the pit SE/of the bump NR26 8DB TG167432    

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Blakeney Point at The Hood in brambles NR25 7DJ TG007464  

> Norfolk Barred Warbler 07:50 Winterton Dunes NNR at S/end of Valley Holiday Park.  

> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Warham Greens NR23 1QD TF943437 

> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Blakeney Point near half way house + 2 Whinchat NR25 7DJ TG007464               

> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Sheringham + 7 Whinchat NR26 8BQ TG159435              

> Norfolk Black Tern off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436          

> Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Walsey Hills NOA NR25 7SA TG062439             

> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Stiffkey Fen + Spotted Redshank NR23 1QW TF990438         

> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB + Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436         

Friday 5th September 2014

Migrants today included a Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Whinchats, a Wheatear, and 4 Pied Flycatchers.

Thursday 4th September 2014

Another day with some nice migrants including a Hobby, a Spotted Flycatcher, and 2 Pied Flycatchers.

Wednesday 3rd September 2014 

Highlights today included an Osprey west over the Broadwater, a male Redstart trapped and ringed, a Pied Flycatcher in sycamores by the NWT car park and  a Whinchat along the entrance track.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Probable Adult Eastern Common Tern 16:30 off Blakeney Point but flew off

> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Burnham Overy this evng + Whinchat PE31 8JJ TF853449    

> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cromer for 2nd day NR27 9HE TG219423     

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Winterton North Dunes this evng NR29 4BQ TG496198              

> Norfolk 2 Wryneck Blakeney Point this evng NR25 7DJ TG007464           

> Norfolk Ortolan Bunting Blakeney Point at The Hood early evng NR25 7DJ TG007464    

> Norfolk Wryneck Long Hills 18:00          

> Norfolk Ortolan Bunting Blakeney Point at The Hood late a/noon         

> Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling this a/noon Weybourne at Beck Close on feeder by playing field. Pls respect resdents' privacy. NR25 7HL TG111427   

> Norfolk Wryneck 14:00 Great Yarmouth at South Denes in gardens      

> Norfolk Spoonbill Thornham Harbour 

> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike 12:30 Horsey 300yds W/of pillbox NR29 4EP TG477228       

> Norfolk Spoonbill Warham Greens + 100+ Golden Plover NR23 1QD TF943437 

> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes         

> Norfolk 23 Spoonbill midday Stiffkey Fen + 2 Curlew Sandpiper & Little Stint NR23 1QW TF990438

> Norfolk 5 Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441      

> Norfolk 4 Pied Flycatcher Hopton-on-Sea - 3 along Radar Lodge approach road, 1 Potters Hedge           

> Norfolk Ring Ouzel late a/noon East Runton along railway S/of Muckle Hill        

> Norfolk 3 Juvenile Black Tern Cley NWT offshore from Arnold's Marsh early a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441           

> Norfolk 7 Pied Flycatcher on way up to Blakeney Point mid a/noon + 16 Whinchat & 8 Redstart NR25 7DJ TG007464      

> Norfolk Osprey Broome Pits   

> Norfolk Osprey 13:23 over Holme NOA 'mid sandwich' + Redstart trapped/ringed TF717450     

> Norfolk 4 Pied Flycatcher Wells Woods NR23 1DR TF909453     

> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Walsey Hills NOA by feeders NR25 7SA TG062439         

> Norfolk 3 Juvenile Little Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool + Curlew Sandpiper & Pied Flycatcher near central hides early mrng NR25 7SA TG049441       

> Norfolk 1st Winter Ring Ouzel East Runton at Muckle Hill briefly NR27 9PA TG200427

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

A bright sunny day, producing little of note other than 81 Wigeon and two Arctic Skuas over the sea, and a group of ten thermaling Common Buzzards over the grazing marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Wholly Unconfirmed Report of Probable Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler Cley NWT flew from private area E/of Arnold's Marsh briefly NR25 7SA TG049441

 

> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB in private area + Osprey & Little Stint NR13 4HW TG351056

> Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Pectoral Sandpiper Cantley Beet Factory this a/noon NR13 3JA TG389037

> Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling 16:45 Weybourne at Beck Close on feeder by playing field NR25 7HL TG111427

> Norfolk Barred Warbler Winterton North Dunes this a/noon + Male Red-backed Shrike NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk No Sign of Pectoral Sandpiper Cantley Beet Factory this mrng NR13 3JA TG389037

> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way 11:15 + Common Crane flew over NR12 0BW TG429221

> Norfolk Female/Immature Red-backed Shrike S/of Horsey Gap in field near pillbox NR29 4EJ TG463241

 

Monday 1st September 2014 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Wryneck 17:30 Stiffkey btw Stiffkey Fen & campsite in hedge W/of bait diggers' path NR23 1QL

> Norfolk No Sign of Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes this a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling 16:50 Weybourne at Beck Close in elderberry NR25 7HL TG111427

> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper 15:25 Cantley Beet Factory + Wood Sandpiper NR13 3JA TG389037

> Norfolk Juvenile Common Rosefinch Sheringham on Heath Road on feeder in garden 12:30 briefly

> Norfolk 2nd Winter Caspian Gull N/of Aylsham S/of Erpingham in field at Lodge Lane & Banningham Road junction

> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes N/of concrete blocks this mrng showing well NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cantley Beet Factory + Wood Sandpiper NR13 3JA TG389037

Sunday 31st August 2014
Seawatching today produced 6 Wigeon, 10 Teal, an Eider, 27 Common Scoters, 5 Fulmars, 8 Gannets, 2 Arctic and 3 Great Skuas, and 40 Sandwich and 43 Common Terns. A Turtle Dove was in the forestry and 9 Whimbrel and 2 Yellow Wagtails were also of note.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of White-rumped Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Probable Adult Eastern Common Tern (ssp longipennis) Scolt Head Island NNR viewable from E/end of Brancaster golf course 07:00-07:05 + JUV Caspian Gull PE31 8DS TF821459
> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide this a/noon + 16 Spoonbill PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Wryneck 19:15 Winterton North Dunes showing well NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cantley Beet Factory in SE/corner on main lagoon + Wood Sandpiper NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk Wryneck 19:30 Stiffkey btw Stiffkey Fen & campsite in hedge W/of bait diggers path nfs barr + No Further Sign of Barred Warbler NR23 1QL
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard SW/over Thornham 12:00 PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike this evng Winterton North Dunes showing well NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB at E/end of freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Rose-coloured Starling till 17:41 Weybourne at Beck Close on aerial
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Rose-coloured Starling Weybourne at Beck Close
> Norfolk Wryneck 12:10 Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Wryneck Winterton North Dunes W/of totem pole near main path by western boundary fence NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Barred Warbler Stiffkey Greens 1/2ml W/of Stiffkey Fen twds campsite 09:35 NR23 1QL
> Norfolk No Sign of Wryneck Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 21 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk No Sign of Greenish Warbler Winterton South Dunes + 2 Pied Flycatcher NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes 300yds N/of concrete blocks NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham on beach opp lifeguard hut on promenade this evng
> Norfolk 9 Black Tern Cley NWT + 2 Curlew Sandpiper & 5 Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB + 6 Curlew Sandpiper & Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 5 Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

Saturday 30th August 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Probable Adult Eastern Common Tern (ssp longipennis) Scolt Head Island NNR viewable from E/end of Brancaster golf course this mrng on rising tide - for 2nd day PE31 8DS TF821459
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on North Scrape late evng + 5 Little Stint on Simmonds Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler 19:20 Winterton South Dunes showing well NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh till 17:05 then flew west NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Corncrake Winterton North Dunes 400yds N/of concrete blocks flushed this a/noon & flew over dunes & lost to view NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike 13:00 Winterton North Dunes 300yds N/of concrete blocks 13:00 showing well NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Wryneck this a/noon Winterton North Dunes 100yds N/of totem pole NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler 12:00 Winterton South Dunes singing NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 7 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way late mrng NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler 10:30 Winterton South Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes 300yds N/of concrete blocks 09:55 NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 23 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Roseate Tern W/past Titchwell RSPB 08:15 + Black Tern flew east PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Winterton South Dunes + 2 Pied Flycatcher NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB this evng + 8 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Black Tern W/past Cley NWT mid a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows early a/noon + Wood Sandpiper & Whinchat NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 6 Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB 13:40 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Osprey E/over Cley NWT 12:05 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Osprey E/over Burnham Norton 11:30 twds Holkham PE31 8DS TF828441
> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water at NE/end + Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Bonxie Cley NWT on beach near Arnold's Marsh 10:05 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 4 Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB 09:15 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 5 Juvenile Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape 09:15 NR25 7SA TG049441

Friday 29th August 2014
Another breezy day, with birds seen included a Whinchat along the approach road, an eclipse male Mandarin on the Broadwater, and single Greenshank and Whimbrel.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT over visitor centre PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng + Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Winterton South Dunes at 18:15 NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB at 14:00 but elusive + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler 15:00 Winterton South Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Winterton South Dunes this a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret 08:20 Titchwell RSPB flew from Thornham Marsh to reedbed + Black Tern offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton South Dunes below N/end of chalet park + Pied Flycatcher NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk No Sign of Icterine Warbler Wells Woods in The Dell + 2 Pied Flycatcher present NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Reported 06:30 Cromer on West Cliff above promenade behind lifeboat station (heard only) NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weavers Way + 14 Ruff NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 4 Black Tern Cley NWT W/past beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Great Yarmouth Cemetery in South Section + Redstart NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Black Tern 12:52 Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper ad+juv Breydon Water at NE/end NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Bonxie Salthouse on pool W/of iron Road NR25 7XW TG082443

Thursday 28th August 2014
A juvenile Grasshopper Warbler and a Garden Warbler were ringed.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler 1.5mls NNE/of Wells at East Hills this a/noon TF924458
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Barred Warbler Salthouse biefly in garden this mrng NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 16:00 + 3 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Greenish Warbler 07:45 Stiffkey 1/2ml W/of Campsite c/pk, 50yds E/of Whirligig since 07:45 NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk Icterine Warbler Wells Woods in The Dell at 14:00 at S/end of ridge S/of toilet block moving towards main track with tit flock NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes 100yards N/of concrete blocks late mrng + 3 Whinchat & Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Wryneck 12:25 Great Yarmouth Cemetery in SE/corner of South Section showing well NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Wryneck 13:00 Blakeney Point at Halfway House NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB 12:40 on freshmarsh viewable from main path + 4 Whinchat & Spotted Flycatcher on reserve PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 17 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Blakeney Point in plantation but elusive NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua Cley NWT W/past beach c/pk + JUV Curlew Sandpiper on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441

Wednesday 27th August 2014
An optimistic start to the day unfortunately failed to produce the hoped for rarity, with two Pied Flycatcher, one on the NOA reserve on one on the NWT being the best birds. Other birds of note included a circling group of 15 Buzzards, single Greenshank, Spotted Redshank and Green Sandpiper.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Burnham Overy on pool E/of sea wall late evng + 2000+ Pink-footed Goose PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Kelling Water Meadows on Kelling Hard this evng + 2 Pied Flycatcher along lane & 4 Whinchat NR25 7ED
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes late a/noon c)400yds N/of concrete blocks
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler NNE/of Wells at East Hills this a/noon TF925458
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes by 18:45 + 3 Pied Flycatcher at end of boardwalk
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton North Dunes early evng in bushes at totem pole + 2 Pied Flycatcher NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point at The Hood NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Stiffkey 0.5mile W/of campsite c/pk in bushes 15:20 tho elusive
> Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point at Middle Point this a/noon + 2 Pied Flycatcher NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Wells Woods in the Dell this a/noon tho mobile NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton North Dunes 13:20 in bushes at totem pole + Pied Flycatcher NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Barred Warbler 13:25 Eccles-on-Sea at North Gap in dunes just N/of Anchor Park Caravan Park NR12 0SW
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Reported 12:25 briefly in a garden at Northrepps
> Norfolk Icterine Warbler Sidestrand this mrng NR27 0LT TG265395
> Norfolk Probable Icterine Warbler Burnham Overy in dunes at end of boardwalk + 2 Pied Flycatcher & 2 Whinchat PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Weybourne Camp trapped/ringed but no further sign by 11:00 + JUV Red-backed Shrike on W/side of airstrip on fence
> Norfolk 2 Wryneck Blakeney Point + 2 Whinchat & Pied Flycatcher NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton North Dunes 10:35 + 2 Pied Flycatcher & Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Wryneck Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Corncrake Winterton Dunes NNR flushed from South Valley over west bank and lost to view NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh early mrng PE31 8BB TF759436

Tuesday 26th August 2014
A bright but breezy day, with early sea watching producing counts of 650 Common Scoter, 244 Gannets, 22 Arctic and 1 Great Skua. Single Green Sandpiper, Greenshank and Garganey were on the Broadwater.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 20 Spoonbill Burnham Overy on pool E/of seawall PE31 8JJ
> Norfolk Wryneck 19:00 Winterton Dunes 75yds N/of totem pole but elusive NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Near Adult Long-tailed Skua Cley NWT flew W/past beach c/pk 18:25 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point at The Hood 18:10 NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Burnham Overy on pool E/of seawall this mrng + 4 Pied Flycatcher in Burnham Overy Dunes & 2 Whinchat PE31 8JJ
> Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point at Long Hills NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Wryneck E/of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA at S/end 17:40 NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Skua past Weybourne 07:20-11:00 + Pomarine Skua & Black Tern NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton Dunes on W/side of totem pole bushes late a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Common Crane NW/over Thorpe Marshes twds Reedham 15:20 NR14 6PY TM441985
> Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point on Near Point NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this a/noon + Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Barred Warbler Eccles-on-Sea at North Gap just N/of Anchor Park Caravan Park in brambles & elders in dunes 14:40 NR12 0SE
> Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point on Fairway NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen 09:45 + 2 Curlew Sandpiper NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Blakeney Point + 2 Pied Flycatcher & 2 Redstart NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes 300yds N/of concrete blocks NR29 4BQ TG496198
Monday 25th August 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Ringtail Harrier sp. Norwich flew down River Wensum btw New Mills Yard & Duke Street this a/noon
> Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Burnham Overy + Whinchat PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way 15:00 + Wood Sandpiper & 2 Garganey NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 10 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen + Turtle Dove NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes 300yds N/of concrete blocks 08:15 NR29 4BQ TG496198
Sunday 24th August 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT from Bittern Hide this evng NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Burnham Overy 20:30 on pool E/of sea wall twds Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 18 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB today PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk No Sign of Barred Warbler Eccles-on-Sea in dunes S/of North Gap late a/noon/early evng NR12 0SE TG404293
> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Cley NWT + Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB flew W/ late a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape late a/noon NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes mid a/noon in pines 0.4mile N/of the concrete blocks NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weavers' Way NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 17 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen mid mrng + 2 Curlew Sandpiper NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 17 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on pools btw East Bank & North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Bonxie off Heacham this mrng PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk Whinchat Holme NWT TF715449
> Norfolk 4 Whinchat Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Green Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB dropped into Patsy's reedbed early mrng PE31 8BB TF759436

Saturday 23rd August 2014
Despite a breezy start there was plenty of activity at Holme with 6 Eiders, 4 Common Scoters, 4 Fulmars, 19 Gannets, 9 Arctic Skuas, 1 Great Skua, 8 Little Terns, 8 Common Terns and 255 Sandwich Terns all recorded on the sea. A Garganey was on the NWT pools and a Greenshank was in Thornham Harbour. 8 Spoonbills flew over Thornham Harbour and then headed back east. Also of interest were 5 Avocets, 4 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Green Sandpipers, 5 Swifts and 4 Common Buzzards.

Friday 22nd August 2014
A few migrants were around today, with 10 Whimbrel and 7 Yellow Wagtails flying over during the day. A Garden Warbler was ringed late morning.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Male Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes this evng NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Garganey Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 5 Whinchat Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228

Thursday 21st August 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Possible Eastern Common Tern (form longipennis) Cley NWT till 12:30 on Arnold's Marsh then flew out to sea NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Burnham Overy Staithe over harbour this a/noon PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 18 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide at 14:20 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull just E/of Aylsham mid mrng
> Norfolk 13 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen + 2 JUV Curlew Sandpiper NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT at 09:00 on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weavers Way + 2 Spoonbill, Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Greenshank & Green Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier N/of Itteringham over fields at 08:15

Wednesday 20th August 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (ad+juv) Cley NWT on north scrape this evng + 5 Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 18 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 10 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen this mrng + 2 Curlew Sandpiper NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Juvenile Caspian Gull early mrng Salthouse in fields E/of Beach Rd NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT NR12 0BW TG429221

Tuesday 19th August 2104
With a favourable wind direction early morning birds on the sea were disappointing, with 8 Eider and a handful of Arctic Skuas being the only birds of note. A Green Sandpiper was on the Broadwater and a Cox comb Prominent was in the moth trap.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 13 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way + 2 Spoonbill NR12 0BW TG429221

Monday 18th August 2014
Interest today revolved around the sea, with favourable conditions producing a total of 72 Manx Shearwater, 12 Arctic Skuas and 7 Bonxies.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Turtle Dove on East Trail & Velvet Scoter offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 31 Common Crane Horsey in fields this mrng
> Norfolk Great White Egret this a/noon Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Great Shearwater Blakeney Point flew W/past The Hood 15:15 & earlier W/past Cley 15:05 NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Cory's Shearwater Cley NWT flew W/past beach c/pk 09:55 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide 06:30 briefly PE31 8BB TF759436

Sunday 17th August 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Spoonbill Kelling Water Meadows NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Great White Egret 16:05 Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way + 2 Spoonbill NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB in reedbed from Island Hide but elusive PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 19 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape 11:25 NR25 7SA TG049441
Saturday 16th August 2014
Highlights today included a single Pink-footed Goose on the marsh, on the sea 44 Common Scoters, 1 Fulmar, 14 Gannets, an Arctic Skua, 3 Little Terns and 101 Sandwich Terns, and also a juvenile Little Ringed Plover, 28 Black-tailed Godwits, a Common Sandpiper, a Greenshank and a Lesser Whitethroat.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Winter Franklin's Gull 19:59 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool showing well NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 12 + Spoonbill Salthouse this a/noon NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 17 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weavers Way + 2 Spoonbill & Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk No Sign of Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB by midday PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 28 Spoonbill Cley NWT at 12:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 24 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen this mrng NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape at 10:40 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape at 17:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at E/end this mrng + 3 Whimbrel NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Garganey past Sea Palling NR12 0UX TG432271

Friday 15th August 2014
A brisk northerly produced some activity on the sea with 80 Common Scoters, 16 Fulmars, 36 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, an Arctic and a Great Skua, a juvenile Kittiwake, and a Med Gull. Over the grazing marshes 521 Sandwich Terns went past west together with 2 Common Terns. Waders included 2 Avocets and 7 Black-tailed Godwits on the NWT pools, and 9 Whimbrel and a Greenshank over calling.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Franklin's Gull 20:58 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Teal Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 13 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh mid a/noon + Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret 15:00 Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weavers Way + 2 Spoonbill NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 1st Summer Sabine's Gull Cley NWT off coastguards till 09:44 then flew E/towards Salthouse NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide at 06:35 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + Spoonbill & 2 Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Sooty Shearwater past Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 21 Med Gull (15 Adult + 1 juvenile + 5 1st Summer) Heacham roosting in stubble field PE31 7AX TF663376
> Norfolk 3 Arctic Skua past Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Little Stint Snettisham RSPB on mud by Rotary Hide TF650328
> Norfolk 4 Turtle Dove Snettisham RSPB on beach TF650328
> Norfolk Whinchat Salthouse Gramborough Hill at 16:55 NR25 7XW TG085441

Thursday 14th August 2014
A calmer and warmer day, on the sea 120 Common Scoters, 9 Fulmars, 2 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, and 281 Sandwich Terns were of note, while other birds included 3 Little Egrets, 14 Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 3 Common Buzzards, a Barn Owl, 2 Green Woodpeckers, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Whitethroats and 5 Reed Warblers.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Franklin's Gull Cley NWT by 21:00 but 4 Spoonbill present + Green Sandpiper & Med Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake 14:30 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 16 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen at high tide NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape, viewable from hide on Weaver's Way + 2 Spoonbill & 3 Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 22 Common Crane Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228

Wednesday 13th August 2014
Another windy and extremely quiet day, a Painted Lady was on the Buddleias, and a Greenshank was noted on the Broadwater.

Tuesday 12th August 2014
A blustery day at the Observatory, with sea-watching producing counts of 772 Common Scoter and over 150 Sandwich Terns. Somewhat of a surprise was the number of Butterfly species noted, fourteen in total, which included a Clouded Yellow and Grayling, with a Humming-bird Hawk moth also seen around the Buddleias.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB early evng on freshmarsh from Island Hide + 5 Spoonbill & 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT this mrng on Rush Hill Scrape + 5 Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221

Monday 11th August 2014
> Norfolk 13 Spoonbill Cley NWT + Wood Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Caspian Gull near Spalford this a/noon
> Norfolk Spotted Crake 19:15 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB early evng on freshmarsh from Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at midday from Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 06:05 + Wood Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 16 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 07:30 PE31 8BB TF759436

Sunday 10th August 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Juvenile Garganey Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Black Tern past Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Little Gull past Gorleston-on-Sea NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk 5 Black Tern S/past Horsey at 13:55 + Little Gull NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Black Tern S/past Hemsby early a/noon + Arctic Skua NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

Saturday 9th August 2014
A blustery day with seawatching producing 40 Teal, 8 Eiders, 43 Common Scoters, 18 Fulmars, 7 Gannets, a Med Gull, 1 Little Tern and 1 Common Tern. In addition a total of 527 Sandwich Terns went through west either offshore or over the grazing marshes. Other birds of note included 2 Common and 1 Green Sandpipers on the NWT pools, a Greenshank in Thornham Harbour, a Sand Martin and 100 Swallows, 6 Whitethroats, a Green Woodpecker and 40 Linnets.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Gyrfalcon (white morph) Sidestrand by early a/noon NR27 0LT TG265395
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape this mrng + Great White Egret & 3 Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Cley NWT this evng + Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape briefly mid evng then flew twds north scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh showing well from island Hide this evng + 14 Spoonbill PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB 15: 28 on freshmarsh showing well fom Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard Sculthorpe Moor thsi a/noon flew twds Fakenham NR21 9GN TF901303
> Norfolk 17 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Reported Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh early mrng + Wood Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Northumberland 2 Wood Sandpiper Hoppen Kiln Flash this evng + Green Sandpiper & 30 Snipe NU159314
> Northumberland 2 Wood Sandpiper Druridge Pools NR early evng on Budge Fields NE61 5EG NZ275963
> Northumberland Bittern East Chevington NWT briefly late a/noon NE61 5BX NZ269986
> Northumberland Spotted Redshank Warkworth Gut 17:00
> Northumberland Spotted Redshank Budle Bay + 3 Ruff, 2 Med Gull & 14 Little Egret NE69 7AH NU153361
> Northumberland Adult Curlew Sandpiper S/of Beadnell at Long Nanny + Ruff & Little Egret NE67 5BN NU234287
> Northumberland Osprey 14:10 over Holy Island + Dark-green Fritillary TD15 2SQ NU126420
> Northumberland 2 Wood Sandpiper Druridge Pools NR on Budge Fields NE61 5EG NZ275963
> Northumberland Spotted Redshank Budle Bay NE69 7AH NU153361
> Northumberland 4 Adult Curlew Sandpiper Hauxley NR NE65 0JR NU283021

Friday 8th August 2014
Birds of interest on or around the reserve, included four Spoonbill, an adult Med Gull, Common Sandpiper and Whimbrel. A Turtle Dove was again present along the approach road early morning.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + 2 Common Crane, 3 Wood Sandpiper & Green Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (ad+juv) Cley NWT on North Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake mid a/noon Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh showing intermittently from Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill roosting in Thornham Channel this mrng
> Norfolk Great White Egret Snettisham RSPB until 10:00 then N/twds Heacham TF650328
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Holme Dunes NNR on the freshwater pools

Thursday 7th August 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Franklin's Gull Cley NWT by 21:10 but JUV Caspian Gull on North Scrape & Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + 4 Wood Sandpiper, Little Gull & Knot NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 2 Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 20:55 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide + 2 Pied Flycatcher on reserve & Wood Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 24 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape 11:55 + Curlew Sandpiper from Daukes Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen 07:55 NR23 1QW TF990438

Wednesday 6th August 2014
Sea watching this morning produced counts of 45 Sandwich Tern, 3 Fulmar and 2 Gannet. A Wood sandpiper was around the Broadwater early morning, with a Green Sandpiper and Greenshank also present. A Water Rail was viewable for the hide at Redwell Marsh and the Turtle Dove was still singing along the approach road.

Tuesday 5th August 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper 20:10 Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way + 12 Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way this mrng + 3 Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Juvenile Purple Heron SE/of Surlingham at Rockland Broad flew from reeds on W/side NR14 7HP TG328047
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 18:30 showing well NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 24 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape + Wood Sandpiper & Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen 09:00 NR23 1QW TF990438

Monday 4th August 2014
A Red Kite was over the grazing marsh early morning, and a Turtle Dove was still singing along the approach road opposite Redwell Marsh. A good day from a ringing perspective with Green Woodpecker, Meadow Pipit (4) and Lesser Whitethroat(2) amongst the 26 birds caught today.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way 05:50 + Spoonbill NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 2 Caspian Gull (ad+juv) Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape 20:40 + 3 AD Yellow-legged Gull, AD Little Gull, Curlew Sandpiper & Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 24 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen 17:30 NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint 17:00 Cley NWT on Simmonds Scrape + Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake mid a/noon Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide + 6 Spoonbill, Wood Sandpiper & 5 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret W/over Cley NWT 10:25 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on North Scrape 07:45 + Curlew Sandpiper on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme Dunes by approach road
> Norfolk 3 Turtle Dove Kelling Heath this mrng TG102419
> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB off chalets mid a/noon TF650328

Sunday 3rd August 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way 17:50 NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Simmonds Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake 19:00 Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint this evng Cley NWT on North Scrape + Curlew Sandpiper & 6 Wood Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 15 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk No Sign of Spotted Crake Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT on Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Bee-eater Sea Palling over Sea Breeze campsite 07:40 then flew north NR12 0UX TG432271
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on North Scrape 07:40 + Curlew Sandpiper & 2 Wood Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441

Saturday 2nd August 2014
A fairly quiet day, on the sea 18 Common Scoters, 3 Gannets, 60 Sandwich and 2 Common Terns were of note, while a Green Woodpecker and a Cetti's Warbler were around the reserve.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper this evng Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weavers' Way NR12 0BW TG429221
> ***Insect News***Norfolk Southern Emerald Dragonfly Winterton Dunes NNR on north pool NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT on Lady Fen this evng + Wood Sandpiper
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint 20:50 Cley NWT from Bishop Hide + AD Caspian Gull on Simmonds' Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 18:00 from Tower Hide on edge of reeds NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB early evng on freshmarsh from Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT this evng from Bishop Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB mid a/noon + 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB 13:20 on freshmarsh from island Hide + 12 Spoonbill PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT from Bishop Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 16 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape + 2 Wood Sandpiper & Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake 11:40 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT showing well late mrng PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk No Sign of Juvenile Purple Heron Cley NWT by mid mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake 08:00 Titchwell RSPB showing well on freshmarsh from Island Hide PE31 8BB
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen early mrng + 3 Green Sandpiper NR23 1QW TF990438

Friday 1st August 2014
A good selection of waders today with 14 Black-tailed Godwits east, 5 Whimbrel over and a Greenshank calling. A large mixed flock of Swallows and House Martins was feeding above the reserve on and off, and a Green Woodpecker was also of note in the pines.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Franklin's Gull Breydon Water by dusk after flying off mid mrng but 420 Med Gull, Use Asda c/pk NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper 19:40 Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weavers' Way NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Black Kite Reported Fakenham W/over Garden Centre towards Sculthorpe Moor at 12:25
> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Reported Hickling Broad NWT at 12:10 on Rush Hill Scrape from on Weavers Way but distant NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB on mud from Rotary Hide at 08:59 + 2 Curlew Sandpiper TF650328
> Norfolk Franklin's Gull till 07:45 Breydon Water at E/end then flew E/ NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great White Egret 20:45 Wells flew W/over marsh NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk Juvenile Purple Heron 20:57 Cley NWT in reedbed at Billy's Clump + 2 AD Caspian Gull on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Purple Heron Blakeney Point until 20:23 thenn appeared to land N/end of Blakeney Marshes NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Spotted Crake 17:10 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Juvenile Purple Heron Cley NWT 16:55 NE/of Bishop Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Purple Heron late a/noon Cley NWT flew from dyke E/of East Bank to reedbed E/of Bishop Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Purple Heron 12:50 Cley NWT just S/of Arnold's Marsh E/of East Bank then flew to dyke by Wigeon Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 14 Spoonbill ENE/of Stiffkey at Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 17 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 16 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Purple Heron Reported Salthouse flew E/from near Iron Road late mrng NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Crake 08:45 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide + 8 Spoonbill & Wood Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048

Thursday 31st July 2014
A Spoonbill and six Arctic Skuas were at Thornham Harbour mid morning, on Redwell Marsh there were 16 Black-tailed Godwits, and birds around the observatory recording area included a Green Sandpiper and both Green and Great Spotted woodpeckers.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Black Kite ENE/of Stiffkey OVER Stiffkey Fen at 14:15 NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Possible Black Kite Reported Burnham Overy Dunes flew W/towards Gun Hill at 11:40 + 3 Red Kite PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Snettisham RSPB on mud at 09:10 high tide TF650328
> Norfolk Spoonbill Thornham Harbour mid mrng + 6 Arctic Skua PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on North Scrape early evng + AD Yellow-legged Gull on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB 14:30 on freshmarsh from Island Hide but elusive PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 19 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape early mrng + 4 Wood Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Spoonbill Thornham Point + 6 Arctic Skua PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Crake 07:00 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide showing well + Wood Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Drake Velvet Scoter W/past Titchwell RSPB at 15:00 + 8 Common Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water at E/end + 3 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 3 Wood Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + 4 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221

Wednesday 30th July 2014
Single Spoonbill and Greenshank were at Thornham Harbour early morning, at least two Cetti's Warbler were around the Broadwater, and on the sea the Common Scoter flock were still present with c1000 birds visible, with an immature male Eider, a dark phase Arctic Skua and 17 Fulmars also noted.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB showimng well on freshmarsh from Island Hide mid evng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh showing well this evng + 9 Spoonbill PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB intermittently seen on freshmarsh this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 21 Spoonbill Cley NWT 14:00 on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB briefly seen on freshmarsh midday PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 16 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape + 3 Wood Sandpiper Pat's Pool/Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA
> Norfolk Spoonbill E/end of Breydon Water this mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Spotted Crake 08:40 Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Reported Titchwell RSPB at 06:00 but no sign since PE31 8BB TF759436

Tuesday 29th July 2014
A Wood Sandpiper was on Redwell Marsh early morning, with two Turtle Doves still present along the approach road. A kingfisher was seen around the Broadwater and up to nine Arctic Skuas were reported from nearby Thornham Harbour, where the adult Long-tailed Skua was still viewable from the Titchwell side of the harbour.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Long-tailed Skua 13:30 Thornham flew along shore PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Spotted Crake 20:20 Titchwell RSPB + 15 Spoonbill, 7 Arctic Skua, 2 Wood Sandpiper, 12 Spotted Redshank & JUV Turtle Dove PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 18 Spoonbill early evng Cley NWT + 5 Wood Sandpiper & 1s Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Caspian Gull Cley NWT on North Scrape 16:50 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide 15:35 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk No Sign of Spotted Crake Titchwell RSPB by late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 20 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape 09:25 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Wood Sandpiper & 5 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Long-tailed Skua 08:15 Thornham harbour viewable from Thornham Point. Access from Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

Monday 28th July 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Crake 19:15 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Juvenile Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then flew to North Scrape + AD Caspian Gull on Pat's Pool 20:55, 3 JUV Spoonbill, 2 Wood Sandpiper & 4 Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Adult Long-tailed Skua 18:55 Thornham on beach viewable from harbour PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Adult Long-tailed Skua Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh 16:05 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Wood Sandpiper & Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape + 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 4 Little Gull & 2 Grey Plover NR12 0BW TG429221
Saturday 26th July 2014
On the sea today 6 Eiders, 500 Common Scoters, 3 Gannets, 3 Arctic Skuas, 215 Sandwich Terns and 3 Common Terns. A Spoonbill was also of note. At Walsey Hills a Hobby, a Yellow Wagtail, 2 Green Sandpipers, 5 Avocets and 2 Willow Warblers were of note, while on Cley NWT reserve 2 Curlew Sandpipers and 2 Garganey were also of interest.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> ***INSECT NEWS***Norfolk Camberwell Beauty butterfly Salthouse Heath by old radar site this a/noon
> Norfolk Adult Long-tailed Skua 21:12 Thornham Harbour but distant
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull 20:45 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then North Scrape + 3 AD Yellow-legged Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Adult Long-tailed Skua Thornham showing well in the harbour mid evng PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Long-tailed Skua off Titchwell RSPB late a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB late a/noon + 4 Spotted Redshank & Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Long-tailed Skua 14:45 Titchwell RSPB on the sea N/of the main footpath PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Purple Heron Claxton Marshes in a ditch this mrng
> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Hickling Broad NWT on Swim Coots this a/noon NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on Swin Coots NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Long-tailed Skua Titchwell RSPB flew over Volunteer Marsh and Tidal Marsh this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this mrng + 2 Wood Sandpiper & 10 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB this evng + Garganey NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape this a/noon + Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 2 Garganey Cley NWT on the marsh btw Arnold's Marsh & Sea Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Adult Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

Friday 25th July 2014
Highlights today were 500 Common Scoters, 6 Gannets, an Arctic Skua harassing terns offshore, 19 Sandwich Terns, and 9 Common Terns on the sea, a Spoonbill in Thornham Harbour, 12 Sand Martins along the bank, and 3 Yellow Wagtails over calling.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 20:40 + 3 AD Yellow-legged Gull, 16 Spoonbill on North Scrape & JUV Arctic Tern at N/end of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 20 Spoonbill Cley NWT at 14:30 + Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 13 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Wood Sandpiper, 6 Spotted Redshank & 4 Arctic Skua PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape at 08:00 but mobile + Garganey, Little Stint on Pat's Pool & Curlew Sandpiper on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 6 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Adult Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape + 3 Wood Sandpiper over Whitwell Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Welney WWT this mrng PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + 4 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221

Thursday 25th July 2014
The highlight today was a very brief male Black Redstart mid morning near the observatory building, a fly over Yellow Wagtail and a Green Woodpecker in the pines were other sightings of note.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on North Scrape not White-rumped Sandpiper as earlier reported NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Dauke's Hide at 21:05 + 2 AD Yellow-legged Gull on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 20 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape + Garganey NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Cley NWT midday on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 15 Spoonbill Cley NWT mid mrng on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill N/of A149 at Stiffkey Fen From lay by on A149 take path N/ along W/bank of River Stiffkey to view NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB at E/end of freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Holkham NNR in trees W/of N/end of Lady Ann's Drive at 10:45 NR23 1RJ TF890447
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh late a/noon + 4 Spoonbill PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh early a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Black Redstart Holme NOA by Obs at 10:15 TF717450
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water + 2 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh early mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT one still on Simmonds' Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

Wednesday 24th July 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 18 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Wood Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436

Tuesday 22nd July 2014
A Spoonbill was on the Broadwater first thing this morning, with a Greenshank and Common Sandpiper present on the Lavender Marsh. On a non-avian note a Southern Hawker was noted around the observatory area.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of White-tailed Eagle NW/of Norwich flew over Costessey this a/noon
> Norfolk Roseate Tern Winterton flew past c/pk + JUV Arctic Tern NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape late a/noon + Little Stint on Pat's Pool this evng & 2 Wood Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Garganey, 10 Spotted Redshank & 4 Arctic Skua flew west PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Brancaster on marsh viewable from coast path 17:15 PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk No Sign of Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes
> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Wood Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT + Spoonbill on Rush Hill Scrape & 3 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 3 Velvet Scoter past Great Yarmouth close inshore 17:30
> Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide + Spotted Redshank NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT 12:30 + 2 Wood Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441

Monday 21st July 2014
Another quiet hot day, with the flock of several thousand Common scoters still distantly off shore, with large counts of 89 Sandwich Terns and 207 Herring Gulls made during a half hour sea watch. Moths of interest in the trap were an ear moth, Buff Footman and Latticed Heath. A Migrant Hawker was also recorded on the reserve.
Norfolk News From Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Montagu's Harrier btw Haddiscoe & St.Olaves flew over A143 Haddiscoe Dam this a/noon
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 20:45-21:25 then flew to North Scrape + 5 Wood Sandpiper on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this evng + 2 Wood Sandpiper & 15 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 10 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Wood Sandpiper, Garganey & 10 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk No Sign of Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes 1.5mls NNW/of beach c/pk N/of concrete blocks S/of plantation by main path this mrng NR29 4BQ TG483220

Sunday 20th July 2014
A quieter day with 8 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpipers (NWT hides), a Turtle Dove, 4 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Whitethroats, 3 Sedge Warblers, 10 Reed Warblers, 2 Yellow Wagtails and a pair of Bullfinches the sightings of note.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Glossy Ibis 19:00 Welney WWT from vis'ctr on Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 17 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape + Wood Sandpiper on Pat's Pool this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint 15:30 Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide + 10 Spoonbill, 2 Curlew Sandpiper & Wood Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Roseate Tern S/past Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes 1.5mls NNW/of beach c/pk N/of concrete blocks S/of plantation 07:30 NR29 4BQ TG483220

Saturday 19th July 2014
An excellent moth day with 102 species recorded including 2 Least Carpet, 1 Marbled Clover, 1 Wormwood, 1 Small Rufous, 2 Buff Footman, 1 Kent Black Arches, 2 Silky Wainscots and a Lesser Pearl. Bird sightings today included a Spoonbill, adult Med Gull and 20+ Golden Plover in Thornham Harbour, a drake Garganey, 12 Common Sandpipers and a Greenshank on the NWT pools, 5 Whimbrel over east, 4 Black-tailed Godwits over the grazing marsh, a Turtle Dove and a Cuckoo in the dunes, and on the sea 15 Eiders, 1000 Common Scoters, 4 Fulmars, 27 Gannets, 23 Little Terns, 108 Sandwich Terns and 20 Common Terns.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB flushed from in front of Parrinder Hide 20:00 + 5 Spoonbill, 15 Spotted Redshank, Curlew Sandpiper & Garganey PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Glossy Ibis 16:00 Welney WWT on Lady Fen from Wigeon Cafe PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Salthouse on Pope's Marsh mid a/noon NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB on fresh marsh from Parrinder Hide early a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT on Lady Fen mid mrng PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Juvenile Black Tern Hickling Broad NWT NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Drake Garganey Holme Dunes NNR
> Norfolk 4 Wood Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB this evng NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Garganey Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Blue Fulmar 17:50 N/past Great Yarmouth NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk 20 Velvet Scoter past Great Yarmouth this mrng NR30 1EB TG531078

Friday 18th July 2014
Seabirds were the focus of interest today with 88 Common Scoters, 11 Fulmars, 7 Manx Shearwaters, 36 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, 2 pale phase Arctic Skuas, 127 Little Terns, 38 Sandwich Terns, and 18 Common Terns. A Cuckoo, summer plumage Golden Plover and 2 Snipe were also of note.

Thursday 17th July 2014
A young Cetti's Warbler was ringed mid morning, with birds of note over the grazing marsh including 27 Whimbrel and 4 Greenshank. A Star-wort was an unusual find in the moth trap.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk INSECT NEWS Scarce Tortoiseshell Sheringham S/of A149 Cromer Road by A1082 Holway Road NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Adult Black-winged Pratincole ENE/of Stiffkey at Stiffkey Fen by 18:40.Use layby on A149 walk E/& take footpath N/by River Stiffkey to view NR23 1QW TF983437
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes 1.5mls NNW/of beach c/pk N/of concrete blocks showing well NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 1 Common Crane over Cantley Marshes RSPB at 16:40 TG378039
> Norfolk 20 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Probable Male Montagu's Harrier Stiffkey Nover A149 towards Stiffkey Fen at 13:30 NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Watton in wood opposite Bodney Camp at 20:55
> Norfolk 3 Turtle Dove Weeting Heath NWT on Woodland Walk IP26 4NQ TL757881
> Norfolk Juvenile Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape + Spotted Redshank & 3 Green Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 9 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

Wednesday 16th July 2014
The highlight today was an adult Long-tailed Skua which flew over lavender marsh and then headed on west. Other seabirds included 358 Sandwich Terns, 14 Common Terns, 2 Fulmars and 2000 Common Scoters. A Cetti's Warbler was calling.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Long-tailed Skua Holme W/over Lavender Marsh today
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Woodchat Shrike Gramborough Hill since 17:00 NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this a/noon + 8 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Woodchat Shrike 15:40 on S/side of Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Woodchat Shrike 13:32 in brambles on W/side of Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes midway btw concrete blocks & pine plantation c)1.5miles N/of beach c/pk
> Norfolk No Sign of Glossy Ibis Welney WWT this mrng but 7 Greenshank PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 2 1st Summer Little Gull E/end of Breydon Water this mrng NR31 9QB TG464048

Tuesday 15th July 2014
Four Spoonbills were present on the western end of the broadwater and an adult Med Gull was again on the beach. A fly over Yellow Wagtail was noted mid morning, and wader counts at high tide at Gore point included a 1000 Knot, 300 Dunlin and 200 Grey Plover.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> INSECT NEWS: Norfolk Scarce Tortoiseshell butterfly this evng NW/of Norwich SW/of Taverham. Access tomorrow from 10:00. Use small c/pk by Ringland Lane at TG157128 & follow instructions NR8 5BH
> Norfolk Adult Great Knot 19:45 Great Yarmouth at Breydon Water opp small windpump. Go W/off A12 just S/of bridge & use rugby club c/pk NR31 0AY TG513075
> Norfolk Black-winged Pratincole till 18:55 Cley NWT on Simmonds Scrape then flew off high south NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Adult Great Knot 16:25 Great Yarmouth at Breydon Water off South Wall but distant. Go W/off A12 just S/of bridge & use rugby club c/pk NR31 0AY TG513075
> INSECT NEWS: Norfolk Scarce Tortoiseshell butterfly Norwich at Costessey N/of Longwater Retail Park at Queen's Hills 11:30 showing well
> Norfolk 8 Common Crane Horsey by Nelson Head track
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane over Cantley 06:30
> Norfolk 3 Common Crane W/over Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike this a/noon Winterton North Dunes 1.5mls NNW/of beach c/pk N/of concrete blocks S/of plantation NR29 4BQ TG483220
> Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Blakeney marsh but mobile
> Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT from vis'ctr 14:30 PE14 9TN TL548946
> Late News Yesterday Norfolk Great White Egret S/over Cromer 20:15
> Norfolk 30 Spoonbill 11:00 Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Holme NOA at W/end of the Broadwater 10:50 TF717450
> Norfolk Great White Egret Blakeney in harbour at high tide

Monday 14th July 2014
A Turtle Dove was again present near Redwell Marsh this morning, a Ruff was on the NWT end of the broadwater and a Med Gull was on the beach. A 45 minute sea watch this morning produced a total count of 18 Little Gulls heading west.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Great Knot 21:15 Great Yarmouth at Breydon Water at E/end off South Wall from rugby club c/pk. Go W/off A12 just S/of bridge & use rugby club c/pk NR31 0AY TG513075
> Norfolk Adult Great Knot 20:35 Breydon Water at E/end off South Wall from rugby club c/pk. Go W/off A12 just S/of bridge & use rugby club c/pk NR31 0AY TG513075
> Norfolk Adult Great Knot 20:35 Great Yarmouth at Breydon Water at E/end off South Wall from rugby club c/pk. Go W/off A12 just S/of bridge & use rugby club c/pk NR31 0AY TG513075
> Norfolk Adult Great Knot 20:15 Great Yarmouth at Breydon Water at E/end off South Wall from rugby club c/pk. Go W/off A12 just S/of bridge & use rugby club c/pk NR31 0AY TG513075
> Norfolk Adult Great Knot 18:10 Great Yarmouth at Breydon Water from South Wall 1.5mls S/of rugby club c/pk but distant. Go W/off A12 just S/of bridge & use rugby club c/pk NR31 0AY TG513075
> Norfolk Adult Great Knot till 17:50 Great Yarmouth at Breydon Water from South Wall then flew off SW upriver & poss viewable from Burgh Castle NR31 0AY TG513075
> Norfolk Adult Great Knot 16:05 Great Yarmouth at Breydon Water at E/end from South Wall. Go W/off A12 just S/of bridge & use rugby club c/pk NR31 0AY TG513075
> Norfolk Adult Great Knot till 15:30 Breydon Water then flew west & lost to view. Go W/off A12 just S/of bridge & use rugby club c/pk NR31 0AY TG513075
> Norfolk Adult Great Knot till 15:30 Great Yarmouth at Breydon Water then flew west & lost to view. Go W/off A12 just S/of bridge & use rugby club c/pk NR31 0AY TG513075
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Adult Great Knot Great Yarmouth at Breydon Water by 13:50 NR30 1SF TG518082
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill over Breydon Water early mrng + Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048

Sunday 13th July 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Breydon Water at N/end late a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Adult Pectoral Sandpiper 13:35 Cley NWT on Billy's Wash NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Blakeney at quay
> Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT flew over Rush Hill Scrape twds Swim Coots mid mrng NR12 0BW TG429221

Saturday 12th July 2014
Drizzle eventually gave way to hazy sunshine this afternoon, with a Hobby through east, 2 Whimbrel over calling, a Green Sandpiper around the Broadwater and a good selection of moths and butterflies also of note. At Walsey Hills 3 Whimbrel flew through and 5 Graylings and 5 Painted Ladies were also of interest.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Adult Stilt Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Swim Coots by 14:50 NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Stilt Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Swim Coots early mrng but subsequent reports poss erroneous NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Adult Stilt Sandpiper 11:06 Hickling Broad NWT on Swim Coots; access by NWT boat, meet at vis centre (6GBP members/8GBP non-members) NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Stilt Sandpiper Reported mid mrng Hickling Broad NWT on Swim Coots, access by NWT boat + Little Gull on Rush Hill Scrape NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on Billy's Wash this evng + 5 Spoonbill NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard E/over Felmingham late a/noon
> Norfolk Female Red-footed Falcon 12:20 Hickling Broad NWT flew S/ viewed from c/pk NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill 10:45 Titchwell RSPB + 17 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Pectoral Sandpiper Reported Cley NWT on Billy's Wash early mrng then flew E/ + 11 Spoonbill on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB 07:30 + 9 Spotted Redshank, 100 Black-tailed Godwit & 17 Ruff PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank E/end of Breydon Water

Friday 11th July 2014
A drier day but with north winds still fairly strong, the sea produced 2000 Common Scoters, 5 Gannets, a Fulmar west, 5 Little Terns and 37 Sandwich Terns. A Spoonbill flew east towards Thornham and 4 Whimbrels were also calling over the grazing marshes. A Bedstraw Hawk Moth was in the moth trap.

Thursday 10th July 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Possible Pacific Golden Plover Reported N/past Gorleston-on-Sea this evng NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Cory's Shearwater Winterton Dunes NNR past c/pk + Arctic Skua NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Bee-eater Reported N/over Winterton Gap at 14:45. (heard only) NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane 08:00 Loddon 1/4ml S/of Hardley Staithe viewable from River Yare
> Norfolk 2 Storm Petrel N/past Gorleston-on-Sea at 18:34 NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Adult Black Tern Titchwell RSPB this a/noon + 3 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Adult Little Gull past Winterton Gap NNR at 12:38 NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 3 Little Gull N/past 2ad+2s Winterton Gap NNR at 11:10 NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Adult Little Gull past Trimingham at 08:30 NR11 8EG TG279388
> Norfolk Storm Petrel Reported past Great Yarmouth at 10:03 NR30 1EB TG531078

Wednesday 9th July 2014
An hour long morning sea watch produced 32 Manx Shearwaters heading west and 35 Gannets heading east, with a count of 205 sandwich Terns also made. Three Spoonbills were also present on Redwell Marsh early morning.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard 15:00 flew btw Woxham & Horning
> Norfolk Cory's Shearwater E/past Sheringham this mrng NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew E/over Threxton Hill early a/noon
> Norfolk 21 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper 08:30 Cley NWT from shingle bank on 1st pool E/of Arnold's Marsh at Wigeon Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Holme NOA on Redwell Marsh early mrng. Key access only. TF717450
> Norfolk 2 Storm Petrel mid evng N/past Great Yarmouth + 2 Sooty Shearwater & 5 Arctic Tern NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Storm Petrel 16:30 past Cley NWT + 2 Arctic Skua this mrng & 25 Manx Shearwater today NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Arctic Skua past Horsey this a/noon + 2 Little Gull NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 38 Manx Shearwater W/past Holme NOA - 32 this mrng in an hour, 6 in 15 mins this a/noon TF717450

Tuesday 8th July 2014
Once again the Common Scoter flock was noted off shore, and birds of note around the reserve area included three Whimbrel, Greenshank, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Bullfinch. A flock of twelve Greenshank were present in Thornham Harbour late afternoon.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 12 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Stone Curlew late mrng Happisburgh in recently harvested pea field N/of Cart Gap Road TG394296
> Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB + 7 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

Monday 7th July 2014
Birds on the sea today included the large flock of several thousand Common Scoter that are summering in the Wash plus several distant Gannets. A Grey Wagtail heading west over the observatory mid morning was unusual.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Adult Pectoral Sandpiper 17:00 Cley NWT on Billy's Wash NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 19 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at E/end from bridge NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 13 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Turtle Dove flew S/over reedbed this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Wymondham Cemetery
> Norfolk 6 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

Sunday 6th July 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard Titchwell RSPB S/ today + 10 Spoonbill on freshmarsh then flew W/ & 4 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Whimbrel W/past Great Yarmouth this evng NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Quail W/of Winterton-on-Sea singing in wheat field
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows 09:30 NR25 7ED TG095436


Saturday 5th July 2014
A rainy start eventually dried up in the afternoon, with 1000 Common Scoters on the sea, a Grasshopper Warbler near the NOA Car Park and a juvenile Cuckoo also of note.
At Walsey Hills a Pectoral Sandpiper was on the North Scrape of NWT Cley reserve, together with 22 Spoonbills.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT at 14:25 on North Scrape viewed E/from Screens + 22 Spoonbill NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Quail Horsey flushed near Horsey Windpump at 18:00 NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 10 Whimbrel Between Acle & Great Yarmouth 12:30 in field midway along A47

Friday 4th July 2014
On the sea today 2500 Common Scoters, 5 Eiders, 11 Gannets, 4 Little Terns, 3 Common Terns and 32 Sandwich Terns were counted. A Greenshank flew over calling, and a Cuckoo was in the dunes. Five Spoonbills flew west over the Observatory and a Yellow Wagtail was at Gore Point.

Thursday 3rd July 2014
A Hobby flew over the grazing marsh mid afternoon, and on the NWT pools Green Sandpiper and Snipe were of note. A Honey Buzzard was reported drifting over.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape at 19:35 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape at 14:50 + 20 Spoonbill NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper 11:30 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool viewable from Daukes Hide + 13 Spoonbill on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen + 4 Green Sandpiper NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 08:45 NR25 7SA TG049441

Wednesday 2nd July 2014
Another quiet day, on the sea 25 Common Scoters, 3 Fulmars, 4 Gannets, 29 Little Terns, 120 Sandwich Terns, and 1 Common Tern were counted, while other birds of note included a Cuckoo, a Greenshank and a Yellow Wagtail.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 12+ Spoonbill Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 13 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk White Stork (presumed escape) 2miles S/of Acle at Stracey Arms by A47 New Rd by Embrujo restaurant NR13 3QE
> Norfolk Possible Golden Eagle offshore of Titchwell seen for about 5 minutes around midday flying E/ to W/ then N/of windfarm
> Norfolk 10 Spotted Redshank 13:30 Cley NWT on Billy's Wash NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

Tuesday 1st July 2014
After a wet start the day became beautiful and sunny. On the sea 1500 Common Scoters, 9 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, an Arctic Skua, 7 Little Terns, 21 Sandwich Terns and 4 Common Terns were recorded, and 2 Spoonbills flew west past the NWT centre.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill W/over Holme NWT TF715449
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 13 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Arctic Skua (dark morph) off Holme NOA on the sea this mrng TF717450
> Norfolk 3 Crossbill W/over Sheringham 07:05
> Late News Yesterday Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066

Monday 30th June 2014 

A quite day bird wise, with the only birds of note being a Turtle Dove still singing along the approach road and a male Bullfinch around the obs. Moths caught though included a Swallowtail, Pine Hawk Moth and Scallop Shell.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike 16:40 Horsey 2/3ml SE/of E/end of Nelson Head track but elusive

> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike early a/noon Winterton North Dunes at N/end at Bramble Hill NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 10 Spotted Redshank & 4 Red-crested Pochard PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk No Sign of Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes this mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Nightjar Titchwell RSPB flew over c/pk this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Sunday 29th June 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet 

Norfolk Spoonbill N/past Snettisham beach 19:20 TF648335

Norfolk 2 Common Crane Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + 3 1s Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221

Norfolk 24 Spoonbill Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike mid a/noon Winterton North Dunes but elusive NR29 4BQ TG496198

Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

Norfolk 21 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Billy's Wash NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Cley Channel at W/end early mrng

Norfolk Honey Buzzard just S/of Northrepps flew west 07:30

Saturday 28th June 2014

A grey start but plenty of bird activity with 6 Eiders, 2000 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, 19 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern on the sea, 4 Spoonbills over and a Hobby flying east, with Cuckoo and Turtle Dove also seen. At Redwell Marsh a single Spoonbill also showed well, while from Walsey Hills 22 Spoonbills were on the NWT reserve at Billy's Wash.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Spoonbill Redwell Marsh NOA TF701438

> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill over Holme NWT TF715449

> Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike 18:30 Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk 22 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Billy's Wash NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 10 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB today PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Friday 27th June 2014

A quiet day, highlights were a Cuckoo calling, a Crossbill over the pines calling and two juvenile Lesser Whitethroats were trapped and ringed.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 17 Spoonbill Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill 11:15 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 7 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh mid a/noon + 8 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 7 Common Scoter Breydon Water early mrng NR31 9QB TG464048 

Thursday 26th June 2014

On the sea today were 1000 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 24 Little Terns and 49 Sandwich Terns. A Turtle Dove and a Spoonbill were also of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Spoonbill Holme NWT this mrng + Turtle Dove TF715449

> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh + 5 Spotted Redshank & AD Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 5 Spotted Redshank & AD Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 13 Spoonbill Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope till 10:42 Winterton North Dunes N/of concrete blocks on North Pool then flew N/ NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water flew to fields by North Wall + Spoonbill flew SW/at 07:55 NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water off South Wall till 07:05 then flew S/ NR31 9QB TG464048

 

Wednesday 25th June 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh today + 7 Spotted Redshank & 8 Red-crested Pochard PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank midday Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + 2 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221

 

Tuesday 24th June 2014

Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk 8 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB + 4 Red-crested Pochard PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Monday 23rd June 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Simmonds Scrape this evng + Great Northern Diver flew W/this evng NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk 4 Glossy Ibis Weybourne flew W/over Beach Road 14:20 NR25 7SR TG111435

Norfolk 10 Spoonbill Cley NWT this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk Little Gull Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide PE14 9TN TL548946 

 

Sunday 22nd June 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on New Carter's Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Immature Spoonbill Breydon Water off North Wall early rmng + 4 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on fresh marsh + 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 5 Turtle Dove Kelling Heath TG102419

> Norfolk 5 Adult Summer Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on fresh marsh late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Saturday 21st June 2014

Four Spoonbills flew past west mid afternoon, and a Teal was chased by a Shelduck over the grazing marsh! A Grey Wagtail also flew over calling.

 

Friday 20th June 2014

On the sea today 800 Common Scoter, 1 Gannet, 4 Little Terns and 14 Sandwich Terns were recorded. Also of interest were 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 15 Avocets, and 4 Crossbills west over Thornham. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was also seen.

 

Thursday 19th June 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill 2 juv Cley NWT + Spotted Redshank on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 3 Little Gull How Hill NR from hide accessed by boat at13:30

> Norfolk Osprey Rockland Broad early a/noon NR14 7HP TG328047

 

Wednesday 18th June 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB today + Osprey 16:00 & 3 Spotted Redshank on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Osprey Rockland Broad this evng NR14 7HP TG328047

> Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB over Fen Hide this a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066

 

Tuesday 17th June 2014

A Hornet Moth settled briefly this morning near the Richardson Hide but flew off before it could be photographed. Two Cuckoos were active around Redwell Marsh and the Cetti's Warbler was singing.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler 13:30 Burnham Overy Dunes singing W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance TF854458

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Spotted Redshank & 8 Red-crested Pochard PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Spoonbill at E/end of Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk escaped White Stork btw Acle & Great Yarmouth on lampost by Spanish restaurant

> Norfolk No Sign of Female Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT by 07:30 + 6 Spoonbill on Whitwell Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull E/end of Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048

 

Monday 16th June 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill singing & showing well. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance TF854458

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 1s Little Gull & 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Female Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape + 11 Spoonbill on Cricket Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope 09:39 Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape but mobile NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Sunday 15th June 2014

A Spoonbill flew east mid morning and a single Pink-footed Goose was on the marsh. 2 Common Buzzards, a Cuckoo, 2 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers, and 2 Reed Warblers were also of note. A Painted Lady and a Humming-bird Hawk Moth were around the reserve. At Redwell Marsh a Spoonbill was feeding close to the hide and a Green Sandpiper dropped in.

At Walsey Hills 3 Crossbills flew over west and 2 Lesser Whitethroats were calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler late a/noon Burnham Overy Dunes W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill singing/showing well. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Pls view from a sensible distance. TF854458

> Norfolk Honey Buzzard 16:00 W/over Holkham Pines

> Norfolk Spoonbill 11:20 E/past Holme NOA TF717450

> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 2 Spotted Redshank on WeBS count mid mrng PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide late a/noon TG335065

> Norfolk Little Gull Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Salthouse on pools behind the duck pond NR25 7XW TG082443

 

Saturday 14th June 2014

On the sea today, 700 Common Scoters, 1 Fulmar, 4 Gannets, 4 Great Crested Grebes, 5 Little Terns, 48 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern were recorded. 36 Golden Plovers and 13 Black-tailed Godwits were also of note. At Walsey Hills a Spoonbill flew east.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler 17:30 Burnham Overy Dunes 350yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill singing/showing well. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Pls view from a sensible distance. TF854458

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Burnham Overy 09:00 in pool to right of path before the boardwalk PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on fresh marsh + 1s Little Gull & Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Great White Egret Holme Dunes NWT this a/noon

> Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Cley NWT this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill 09:25 Cley NWT on Whitwell Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill 07:50 Cley NWT in Cley Channel W/of West Bank NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Burgh Castle from the viewpoint TG476049

> Norfolk Drake Garganey 16:45 Titchwell RSPB on fresh marsh PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Drake Garganey Salthouse opp Dun Cow NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk 3 Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide + 2 Spotted Redshank NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 3 1st Summer Little Gull 05:20 S/past Horsey Gap NR29 4EJ TG463241

Friday 13th June 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes at 09:15 350yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill showing well. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance. TF854458

> Norfolk 12 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Whitwell Scrape & Cricket Marsh mid a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill (4 Adult + 3 Juvenile + 2 1st Summer) Cley NWT at 10:50 NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh at 09:10 NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at N/end by road IP26 5HW TL822943

> Norfolk Osprey Waxham E/over Poplar Farm at 10:00 NR12 0DZ TG440261

> Norfolk Osprey NW/over Ingham at 10:20

 

Thursday 12th June 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler 20:30 Burnham Overy Dunes singing 350yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance. TF854458

> Norfolk Spoonbill 14:15 over Burnham Overy Dunes TF854458

> Norfolk Honey Buzzard S/over Felbrigg NT late mrng

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT this evng NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 5 Med Gull & 2 1s Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Burnham Overy over dunes PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk 8 Spoonbill 2 juvs Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh at 08;30 NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Wednesday 11th June 2014 

The highlight of the day was two high flying Common Cranes  West over the reserve, and later circling over Holme Church. Other birds of note included a Grasshopper Warbler reeling briefly near the car park and both Turtle Dove and Cuckoo along the approach road .

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler this evng Burnham Overy Dunes 350yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance. TF854458

> Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler 08:00 Burnham Overy Dunes 400yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance TF854458

> Norfolk Roseate Tern Blakeney Point on S/side viewed from seal boat trip at 16:30 NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Holme-next-the-Sea over Church at 13:05

> Norfolk Honey Buzzard S/of Burnham Market viewed N/from Beacon Hill at 12:20

> Norfolk 2 Common Crane W/over Holme NWT at 12:57 TF715449

> Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy Marshes W/of seawall at Gun Hill at 09:50 PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme NWT along approach road TF715449

> Norfolk Osprey Hickling Broad NWT 12:30 at Cadbury Cottage NR12 0BW TG429221

> Norfolk Osprey N/over Horsey Mere at 12:25 TG456223

Tuesday 10th June 2014

A quiet day, with Cuckoo and Turtle Dove the only birds of note. The moth trap though held over 50 species and included moths such as Scorched Wing, Red-necked Footman, Silver ground Carpet and Iron Prominent.  

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Male Spectacled Warbler 18:10 Burnham Overy Dunes 400yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill showing well. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance TF854458

Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler 11:07 Burnham Overy Dunes 400yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill showing well. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance TF854458

Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Cley NWT 14:30 NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Monday 9th June 2014

Highlights today were 208 Common Scoters, 13 Gannets, 24 Little Terns, 56 Sandwich and 9 Common Terns on the sea, and a party of 14 Crossbills flew west over the village hides in the morning.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Male Spectacled Warbler 15:30 Burnham Overy Dunes 350yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance TF854458

Norfolk 5 Spoonbill this evng Cley NWT on Simmonds Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk Spoonbill E/over Stiffkey Greens 15:30 NR23 1QL TF975431

Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Smmonds Scrape + Drake Garganey NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 1s Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

 

 

 

Sunday 8th June 2014

A sunny and warm day, sadly there was no further sign of yesterday's Montagu's Harrier but 500 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 6 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 60 Little Terns and 150 Sandwich Terns were feeding offshore, and other birds of note included Cetti's Warbler 3 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 6 Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warblers, and 4 Reed Warblers. Moths included Privet, Poplar, Eyed, Elephant and Small Elephant Hawk. A Clouded Yellow flew through the reserve in the afternoon.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler 16:25 Burnham Overy Dunes just W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance TF854458              

Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler late mrng Burnham Overy Dunes 100yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance TF854458           

Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler 11:05 Burnham Overy Dunes 100yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance TF854458           

Norfolk Possible Juvenile Parrot Crossbill Kelling Heath at Kelling Campsite 06:30 + 60 JUV Common Crossbill       

Norfolk 3 Spoonbill this evng Cley NWT on Billy's Wash NR25 7SA TG049441         

Norfolk Honey Buzzard (pale morph) Potter Heigham flew over church twds Hickling Broad early evng + 1s Little Gull on Rush Hill Scrape               

Norfolk Honey Buzzard (dark morph) E/over Hickling Broad NWT 13:10 + Ringtail Montagu's Harrier flew south 12:40 NR12 0BW TG429221 

Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436   

Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438     

Norfolk Honey Buzzard over Pensthorpe             

Norfolk 1st Summer Male Montagu's Harrier Burnham Market flew E/over Beacon Hill Road 10:40           

Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Billy's Wash NR25 7SA TG049441            

Norfolk Ringtail Montagu's Harrier SE/over Burnham Overy Dunes 06:30

Norfolk 2 Garganey (drk+fem) Buckenham Marshes RSPB in 1st ditch left of track this evng + 1s Little Gull flew east 20:10 NR13 4HW TG351056     

Norfolk Drake Garganey Titchwell RSPB + 2 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436              

Norfolk Quail Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420               

Norfolk 3 Garganey (2 drks) Salthouse off Iron Road late mrng NR25 7XW TG082443        

Norfolk 7 1st Summer Little Gull Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape NR12 0BW TG429221     

Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT offshore off end of East Bank mid mrng NR25 7SA TG049441

Saturday 7th June 2014

Thundery downpours limited bird and insect activity but on the sea 1025 Common Scoters, 1 Fulmar, 5 Gannets, 18 Little Terns, 9 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern were of note. A first summer male Montagu's Harrier was showing well during the day on the NWT reserve, and 3 Spoonbills dropped in during the afternoon. A Turtle Dove and a Grasshopper Warbler were in the paddocks, and 2 Cuckoos were at Redwell Marsh. A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was seen briefly near the Observatory.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler 21:15 Burnham Overy Dunes 100yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance TF854458           

Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Holme NWT this a/noon + Turtle Dove TF715449       

Norfolk Great White Egret over Thornham harbour 16:30 PE36 6NZ TF737438     

Norfolk 1st Summer Male Montagu's Harrier Titchwell RSPB over East Marsh Trail 16:25 then drifted twds Gypsy Lane PE31 8BB TF759436    

Norfolk 1st Summer Male Montagu's Harrier 15:00 Holme NWT showing well TF715449 

Norfolk 1 Spoonbill 09:50 NE/of Burnham Overy Staithe at Burnham Overy Marshes       

Norfolk 1st Summer Male Montagu's Harrier Holme NWT + Great White Egret flew twds Thornham TF715449    

Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Drake Garganey & 1s Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436  

Norfolk Male Golden Oriole Salthouse in trees by village hall 05:30          

Norfolk 4 Turtle Dove Burnham Market on Beacon Hill Road       

Norfolk Osprey N/of North Creake near parking bay with haystack 10:50              

Norfolk 2 Garganey (drk+fem) Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + 5 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221             

Norfolk Turtle Dove Choseley Drying Barns 08:10 PE31 8PQ TF757420      

Norfolk Nightjar Norwich on Upper Giles Street hawking overnight NR2 1AB       

 

Friday 6th June 2014

Highlights today were a Spoonbill flying past, Little Tern, Common and Sandwich Tern all flying over the Broadwater during the day, a Spotted Flycatcher near the paddocks, and a Grasshopper Warbler near the car park.

Norfolk News from Birdnet 

Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler 17:30 Burnham Overy Dunes 300yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill singing & showing on+off. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance          

Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Black Kite over North Creake 13:50         

Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler 08:00 Burnham Overy Dunes 300yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance              

Norfolk No Further Sign of Red-backed Shrike Gramborough Hill this evng NR25 7XW TG085441

Norfolk Wholly Unconfirmed Report of small Eagle sp S/over Lynford Arboretum 13:40 IP26 5HW TL822943         

Norfolk Spoonbill NE/of Burnham Overy Staithe at Burnham Overy Marshes late mrng + Quail singing    

Norfolk 4 Quail Burnham Overy singing in 1st & 2nd fields N/of A149 15:00 PE31 8JJ TF853449      

Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Weeting Heath NWT on Woodland Trail 11:40 IP26 4NQ    

Norfolk Quail Burnham Overy singing in field by A149 08:35 PE31 8JJ        

Norfolk Turtle Dove N/thru Hemsby dunes         

 

Thursday 5th June 2014 

A Chilly, blustery day at the observatory. Birds of note included a calling Cuckoo and several Little Terns giving nice views as they fished on the Broadwater. The moths trapped included a Swallow Prominent, Flame, Flame Shoulder and several Heart and Darts.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler 20:15 Burnham Overy Dunes 300yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance

Norfolk No Sign reported probable Alpine Swift Wymondham by 20:50 

Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT flew past Daukes Hide 18:55 NR25 7SA TG049441     

Norfolk Probable Marsh Warbler Reported Cley NWT is a Reed Warbler NR25 7SA TG049441       

Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle hide early a/noon. Reserve open 09:30-17:00 PE14 9TN TL548946               

Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on saltmarsh + Drake Garganey on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436    

Norfolk Spoonbill S/over Horsey Corner 06:10   

Norfolk Turtle Dove Wymondham in cemetery 

Norfolk 3 1st Summer Little Gull Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way 14:55 NR12 0BW TG429221

 

Wednesday 4th June 2014 

Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler 17:20 Burnham Overy Dunes singing 300yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance

Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler 17:20 Burnham Overy Dunes 300yds W/of boardwalk at Gun Hill. Park on N/side of Burnham Overy Staithe & take seawall NE to view. Please view from a sensible distance

Norfolk Black Stork Hickling 1/4ml E/of church flew east 14:45

Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on tidal pool + Drake Garganey on freshmarsh & Green Sandpiper from Fen Hide this evng briefly then flew E/twds Gypsy Lane PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Tuesday 3rd June 2014

Sea watching proved quiet with ten Little and six Sandwich Terns, two Gannets and a Fulmar noted during a half hour sea watch. The moth trap produced a rather smart Green Silver lines and Swallow Prominent.

  

Monday 2nd June 2014 

Another quiet day with another fly over Yellow Wagtail recorded, a pair of Grey Partridge and both Great Spotted and Green Woodpecker seen.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Male Spectacled Warbler Burnham Overy singing btw Gun Hill & the boardwalk PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk Spoonbill 19:36 E/ Over Burnham Overy PE31 8JJ TF853449

> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Sunday 1st June 2014 

A glorious sunny day, with a singing Turtle Dove , a fly over Yellow Wagtail and a Grasshopper Warbler singing near the car park the only birds of note. At Walsey Hills a Little Ringed Plover was present mid morning on Snipes Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Black-headed Bunting 20:30 West Runton in brambles N/of disused pig farm

 > Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point + Redstart NR25 7DJ TG007464           

> Norfolk Spoonbill 09:15 high E/over Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436 

Saturday 31st May 2014

Highlights today were 4,000 Common Scoters on the sea, together with 37 Little Terns, and 21 Sandwich Terns. Other birds of note were a Common Sandpiper, 3 Cuckoos, a Barn Owl and a Lesser Whitethroat.

At Walsey Hills a Lesser Whitethroat was also heard and a Little Ringed Plover was on Snipes Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk female Black-headed Bunting 14:20 1/3ml E/of West Runton N/of A149 Cromer Road again along the hedge by the disused pig farm      

> Norfolk Male Siberian Chiffchaff Blakeney Point in the plantation NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT + White Wagtail NR25 7SA TG049441          

> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill 11:27 Titchwell RSPB on the tidal pool + 17 Eider off Thornham Point PE31 8BB TF759436     

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill late mrng Titchwell RSPB on the tidal pool PE31 8BB TF759436         

> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on the tidal marsh PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Friday 30th May 2014

On the sea a Razorbill flew past east, 8 Gannets and a Great Crested Grebe were recorded, and 5 Little Terns were fishing. A Whimbrel was calling and a Redpoll sp flew over the Observatory. A Hairy Dragonfly, Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Small Copper, Common Blue and Speckled Wood were also seen.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Female Black-headed Bunting early evng 1/3ml E/of West Runton N/of A149 Cromer Road along the hedge by the disused pig farm

> Norfolk No Further Sign of Black-headed Bunting 1/3ml E/of West Runton N/of A149 Cromer Road along hedgerow by the disused pig farm since 07:10

> Norfolk Spoonbill Brancaster Staithe late evng PE31 8BJ TF794442

> Norfolk Icterine Warbler 17:15 Northrepps briefly at Hungry Hill then flew N/ NR27 0AA TG246393

> Norfolk Male Siberian Chiffchaff Blakeney Point singing between Halfway House & The Hood + Black Redstart & Redstart NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Male Red-breasted Flycatcher Holkham Pines NNR 13:00 at W/end NR23 1RJ TF890447

> Norfolk Rustic Bunting Happisburgh at Coastwatch Station NR12 0PR TG384309

> Norfolk 2 Bee-eater Blakeney Point over Lifeboat House at 12:40 NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB E/over freshmarsh at 07:05 PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Spoonbill West Runton over E/at 05;45 but No Sign of Female Black-headed Bunting by 06:10

> Norfolk 4 Garganey 2 drk Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this evng PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Garganey 1drk Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Black Tern 12:45 Pentney GPs

> Norfolk 2 Garganey 1drk Cley NWT from Avocet Hide NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 3 Little Gull Hickling Broad NWT early mrng on Rush Hill Scrape NR12 0BW TG429221

 

Thursday 29th May 2014

Another miserable and very wet morning which eventually dried out, bird activity was very limited. A Little Tern was fishing over the Broadwater and a singing Chiffchaff, 6 Whitethroats, 4 Sedge Warblers and 10 Reed Warblers were recorded.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Black-headed Bunting 19:40 1/3ml E/of West Runton N/of A149 Cromer Road distantly along the hedge by the disused pig farm

> Norfolk Shorelark Blakeney Point on the marsh near the point late a/noon NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Blakeney Point at Near Point this a/noon NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Icterine Warbler Blakeney Point in the plantation mid a/noon + Male Black Redstart NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Spoonbill Between Cley & Salthouse on pools N/of A149 at 14:15

> Norfolk Spoonbill Warham Greens on saltmarsh off end of Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437

> Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Beeston Regis near Beeston Bump at 07:30 by the track from the A149 to the railway crossing, view SW/from the metal gate NR26 8DB TG167432

> Norfolk Male Snow Bunting Blakeney Point 300yds W/of wrecked boat between Cley beach c/pk & Halfway House at 14:25 NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk 2 Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 06:35 PE35 6EJ TF672278

 

Wednesday 28th May 2014 

A grey though dry day, which was better than expected. Birds of note included Turtle Dove, Cuckoo and two Golden Plover, with a 1st summer Little Gull frequenting the Broadwater area.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Female Black-headed Bunting 20:40 West Runton on hedge by farm building by A149 Cromer Road

Norfolk No Further Sign of Male Eastern Subalpine Warbler Blakeney Point on The Fairway late a/noon NR25 7DJ TG007464

Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike mid evng Beeston Regis by track from A149 to railway crossing at Beeston Bump. View from metal gate.

Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike 10:15 Weybourne by railway station then flew E/ NR25 7SR TG111435

Norfolk 4 Spoonbill W/over Holkham Gap mid a/noon

Norfolk Spoonbill this a/noon Titchwell RSPB on saltmarsh pool PE31 8BB TF759436

Norfolk Male Red-backed Shrike Reported High Kelling N/of A148 Cromer Rd near Squirrelwood Equestrian Centre then flew E/

Norfolk 2 1st Summer Spoonbill Cley NWT + 1s Little Gull on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk Black Redstart Horsey c)0.5ml S/of Nelson Head track by 2nd set of steps NR29 4EP TG477228

 

Tuesday 27th May 2014 

A wet miserable day, with the drake Garganey being the highlight on Redwell Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk No Sign of Black-headed Bunting Cromer in private garden. If bird returns access will be arranged           

Norfolk No Sign of Slender-billed Gull Titchwell RSPB by 08:00 PE31 8BB TF759436       

Norfolk Spoonbill 15:25 Titchwell RSPB + 2 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

Norfolk Possible Long-tailed Skua Cley NWT flew W/past beach c/pk 13:50 NR25 7SA TG049441 

Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436       

 

Monday 26th May 2014

A good seawatch this morning produced 20 Eiders, 4000 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, a single Little Gull, 88 Little Terns, 46 Sandwich Terns and 14 Common Terns. At least 2 Turtle Doves were in the area and a Cuckoo was calling.

 Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk No Further Sign of Adult Slender-billed Gull Titchwell RSPB by 21:30 PE31 8BB TF759436

Norfolk Male Black-headed Bunting Cromer in private garden - if present tomorrow acces will be arranged from 13:00

Norfolk No Further Sign of reported Adult Slender-billed Gull Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide by 15:40 PE31 8BB TF759436

Norfolk Wholly Unconfirmed Report of Booted Eagle N/over Cromer 14:40

Norfolk Wholly Unconfirmed Report of Possible Booted Eagle 13:45 N/over Northrepps

Norfolk Wholly Unconfirmed Report of Probable Booted Eagle Hickling Broad NWT N/over Rush Hill Scrape 12:55 NR12 0BW TG429221

Norfolk Wholly Unconfirmed Report of Booted Eagle 12:00 Norwich circled over A47 near Whitlingham Lane

 

 

Sunday 25th May 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum in walled garden by entrance 18:00 IP26 5HW TL822943

Norfolk 5 Common Crane Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew to reedbed 21:15 NR13 4HS TG341066      

Norfolk Adult Spoonbill late evng Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441           

Norfolk Spoonbill W/over Cley NWT 20:30 NR25 7SA TG049441  

Norfolk Spoonbill E/over Cley NWT 18:30 NR25 7SA TG049441    

Norfolk Spoonbill over Blakeney Point NR25 7DJ TG007464          

Norfolk 5 Common Crane Cantley Marshes RSPB TG378039         

Norfolk 3 Spoonbill till mid mrng Breydon Water then flew over Berney Marshes RSPB NR31 9QB TG464048        

Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436       

Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Breydon Water at NE/end NR31 9QB TG464048         

Norfolk 2 Quail Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420           

Norfolk 2 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB 16:20 PE31 8BB TF759436       

Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme NWT by coast path 500yds from c/pk mid mrng but mobile TF715449               

Norfolk Turtle Dove Choseley Drying Barns 09:20 PE31 8PQ TF757420      

Norfolk Quail Snettisham Coastal Park flushed 09:15 + 7 Turtle Dove TF648335   

Norfolk Turtle Dove W/over Northrepps              

Norfolk Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT nor litst hick on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way 07:45 + Drake Garganey, 2 Little Gull, Sanderling & 3 Grey Plover NR12 0BW TG429221

Norfolk Little Gull Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 07:35 NR13 4HS TG341066   

 

Saturday 24th May 2014

Highlights today were 3 Little Egrets, a summer plumage Golden Plover, 30 Black-tailed Godwits, a Common Tern over the NWT pools, a Barn Owl hunting near the village, 2 Cuckoos and 2 Turtle Doves. 

 

Friday 23rd May 2014

The sea was quiet today with a single Fulmar, 35 Little Terns and 11 Sandwich Terns counted. Also of note were a female Cuckoo, and a Lesser Whitethroat around the Observatory.

 

Thursday 22nd May 2014

A fairly quiet day, highlights were 35 Black-tailed Godwits east, 2 Common Sandpipers around the Broadwater, a Greenshank on Lavender Marsh, and a Yellow Wagtail east.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 1st Winter Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Munford at Lynford Arboretum in larches by visitor hut at 08:50 IP26 5HW TL822943

> Norfolk Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen then flew E/ NR23 1QW TF990438           

> Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Overstrand till 08:55 in garden at Sea Marge then flew E/ NR27 0PF TG246410

> Norfolk 3 Little Gull 13:20 Hickling Broad NWT between Rush Hill Scrape & Swim Coots NR12 0BW TG429221     

> Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows at 18:50 NR25 7ED TG095436           

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Horsey Gap flew N/at 17:50 NR29 4EJ TG463241   

> Norfolk 4 Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows this a/noon NR25 7ED TG095436   

> Norfolk Garganey Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + 3 Little Stint, 2 Sanderling & Knot NR12 0BW TG429221       

> Norfolk 3 Wood Sandpiper Kelling Water Meadows at 13:00 NR25 7ED TG095436           

> Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441              

 

Wednesday 21st May 2014

A milder day with a light cool breeze, highlights were a Common Sandpiper around the Broadwater, a second summer Med Gull, a Grasshopper Warbler still reeling in the car park, 3 Cuckoos, 2 Turtle Doves, 2 Yellow Wagtails, and 2 Tree Pipits over calling. Moths included Fox Moth and Oak Hook-tip.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 1st Winter Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943

> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Berney Marshes RSPB from Burgh Castle NR30 1SB TG460053         

> Norfolk 2 Dotterel this mrng Horsey in beet field c)75yds E/of the metal gate along Nelson Head track NR29 4EP TG477228               

> Norfolk Male Golden Oriole Horsey at Nelson Head track NR29 4EP TG477228

> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper 07:35 Titchwell RSPB + 2 Greenshank on fresh marsh PE31 8BB TF759436 

 

Tuesday 20th May 2014

Another warm day with cloud cover developing during the day, highlights were 2 Spoonbills east, a Common Sandpiper around the Broadwater, a female Whinchat on the grazing marshes and a Yellow Wagtail over calling. Moths included a Puss Moth, Eyed Hawk Moth and Small Elephant Hawk Moth, with abundant butterflies including Brown Argus, Small Copper and Common Blue. Two Four-spotted Chasers were also noted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill 12:30 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum 100yds from c/pk at small pool + 6 Crossbill IP26 5HW TL822943       

> Norfolk Black Kite Cromer circled over 10:30 then flew out to sea & earlier flew E/over Sheringham Park 10:10               

> Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum 07:00 briefly IP26 5HW TL822943

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill E/over Holme Dunes          

> Norfolk Adult White-winged Black Tern Welney WWT at Lady Fen 21:15. Reserve open 09:30-17:00 PE14 9TN TL548946               

> Norfolk 2 Dotterel this evng Horsey 200yds from Nelson Head pub in beet field 100yds past metal gate NR29 4EP         

> Norfolk 3 Temminck's Stint 18:10 Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape + 2 Little Stint on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441        

> Norfolk Spoonbill E/over Titchwell RSPB 16:40 + Wood Sandpiper from Parrinder Hide PE31 8BB TF759436         

> Norfolk Spoonbill S/over Breydon Water 13:30 + Curlew Sandpiper NR31 9QB TG464048            

> Norfolk 3 Temminck's Stint early a/noon Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape + Little Stint on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441               

> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Dotterel 10:45 Horsey 200yds from Nelson Head pub in beet field 100yds past metal gate NR29 4EP 

> Norfolk 4 Temminck's Stint 10:30 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441 

> Norfolk 3 Temminck's Stint 09:45 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool + Little Stint & Whinchat NR25 7SA TG049441               

> Norfolk 4 Temminck's Stint Cley NWT from Daukes Hide 08:00 NR25 7SA TG049441       

> Norfolk 2 Dotterel Horsey 200yds from Nelson Head pub in beet field 100yds past metal gate NR29 4EP             

> Norfolk 3 Temminck's Stint Cley NWT from Daukes Hide NR25 7SA TG049441  

> Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way + 3 Temminck's Stint, Little Stint, Garganey & 4 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221

> Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT from Friends Hide PE14 9TN TL548946              

> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436    

> Norfolk Drake Garganey Holme NOA on Redwell Marsh TF717450        

> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Holme NWT TF715449   

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Kelling Heath near c/pk TG102419               

> Norfolk Black Tern Breydon Water flew east + Curlew Sandpiper NR31 9QB TG464048          

> Norfolk 4 Drake Red-crested Pochard Titchwell RSPB W/of main path 08:45 PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Monday 19th May 2014 

Another hot day, with the highlight being a fine drake Garganey at Redwell Marsh. A spoonbill was again seen along the Broadwater, where a Common Sandpiper was also present, other birds of note included a Greenshank and two Med Gulls.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

2 Common Crane Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066

Norfolk 2 Dotterel this evng Horsey 200yds from Nelson Head pub in beet field 100yds past metal gate NR29 4EP

Norfolk 3 Temminck's Stint 18:15 Cley NWT from Daukes Hide + 3 Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on saltmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

Norfolk 1 Temminck's Stint 17:30 Cley NWT from Bishop Hide NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk Male Red-footed Falcon Winterton Dunes NNR flew low N/over tern colony 16:40 NR29 4BQ TG496198

Norfolk Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + 2 Little Gull NR12 0BW TG429221

Norfolk 3 Temminck's Stint late a/noon Cley NWT from Bishop Hide NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk 3 Temminck's Stint 15:50 Cley NWT from Bishop Hide NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk 3 Temminck's Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + Garganey NR12 0BW TG429221

Norfolk 3 Dotterel (2 fem) 15:45 Horsey 200yds from Nelson Head pub in beet field 100yds past metal gate NR29 4EP

Norfolk Spoonbill W/over Holme NOA TF717450

Norfolk 2 Dotterel Horsey 200yds from Nelson Head pub in beet field 100yds past metal gate NR29 4EP

Norfolk 2 Common Crane Rockland Broad 11:00 NR14 7HP TG328047

Norfolk 3 Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 09:35 + 3 Little Stint & Garganey NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk 3 Turtle Dove Choseley Drying Barns 20:00 PE31 8PQ TF757420

Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water & escaped White Stork NR31 9QB TG464048

Norfolk Drake Garganey Holme NOA on Redwell Marsh this mrng - access to hide for key-holders only TF717450

Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint Cley NWT from Bishop Hide this mrng + 3 Little Stint & Drake Garganey NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Sunday 18th May 2014

A hot day as predicted, with birds of note being a Spoonbill around the Broadwater, a Wheatear in the dunes and a Barn Owl hunting early morning south of the approach road. A least two Cuckoos and were recorded, plus two Greenshank, with birds offshore including several Gannets and six Eider.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

 Norfolk 2 Dotterel 18:50 Horsey 200yds from Nelson Head pub in ploughed field 100yds past metal gate NR29 4EP           

Norfolk 4 Dotterel 16:50 Horsey 200yds from Nelson Head pub in ploughed field 100yds past metal gate NR29 4EP           

Norfolk 2 Dotterel 15:25 W/of Horsey Gap in ploughed field NR29 4EJ TG463241

Norfolk 2 Dotterel 12:55 Horsey S/of Nelson Head track in field 300yds E/of Nelson Head pub showing well NR29 4EP     

Norfolk Spoonbill Holme on marsh 12:25              

Norfolk 2 Dotterel Horsey S/of Nelson Head track in field 300yds E/of Nelson Head pub late mrng showing well NR29 4EP               

Norfolk 2 Bee-eater Winterton 100yds N/of village - heard only NR29 4BQ TG496198      

Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on North Scrape early mrng but no sign 07:45 + 2 Little Stint from Bishop Hide & Drake Garganey NR25 7SA TG049441  

Norfolk Little Gull Rockland Broad this evng NR14 7HP TG328047               

Norfolk Drake Garganey 19:00 Cley NWT from Bishop Hide + 2 Little Stint & Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441           

Norfolk Turtle Dove 1.5mls S/of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns 19:00 PE31 8PQ TF757420      

Norfolk Wood Sandpiper this evng Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide NR13 4HW TG351056  

Norfolk Wood Sandpiper 14:30 Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide + 1s Little Gull NR13 4HW TG351056             

Norfolk Little Stint 15:50 Cley NWT from Teal Hide NR25 7SA TG049441  

Norfolk 2 Little Stint this a/noon Cley NWT from Bishop Hide NR25 7SA TG049441             

Norfolk Osprey Cley NWT over beach 11:30 NR25 7SA TG049441               

Norfolk Osprey NW/over Felmingham 10:50      

Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper 11:15 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool + Drake Garganey NR25 7SA TG049441 

Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Ketteringham Waste Disposal       

Norfolk Drake Garganey 08:55 Cley NWT from Bishop Hide NR25 7SA TG049441 

Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB this mrng NR13 4HW TG351056       

Norfolk Quail Horsey singing by Nelson Head track 09:00 NR29 4EP          

Norfolk Quail Horsey Corner singing this mrng   

 

Saturday 17th May 2014 

Male Two-barred Crossbill 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943

Norfolk Spoonbill by Stiffkey Fen on saltmarsh 18:00 + Short-eared Owl NR23 1QW TF990438

Norfolk Honey Buzzard Titchwell RSPB flew W/over sea 11:35 PE31 8BB TF759436

Norfolk Female Honey Buzzard Norwich flew N/over Dereham Road

Norfolk Golden Oriole Titchwell RSPB singing near Fen Hide 07:30 only PE31 8BB TF759436

Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds Scrape 09:35 briefly NR25 7SA TG049441

Friday 16th May 2014

A very hot sunny day with night winds and almost no cloud. Birds were lying low in the heat but records of note included a Whimbrel flying through, up to 3 Turtle Doves, 2 Cuckoos, and at least 3 Wheatears in the dunes. Butterflies included Holly Blue, Brown Argus and Green Hairstreak.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

1st Winter Little Gull Rockland Broad 19:30 NR14 7HP TG328047 Norfolk 3 Little Gull Breydon Water near West Borrow Pit NR31 9QB TG464048 Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 11:00 NR13 4HS TG341066 Norfolk 4 Turtle Dove Choseley Drying Barns 16:30 PE31 8PQ TF757420 Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park at Heacham Dam 12:00 + Ring Ouzel near c/pk on grass near concrete path thru reeds TF648335 Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme NWT TF715449 Norfolk Osprey N/over Pensthorpe 09:30 NR21 0LN TF949290 Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048 Norfolk Osprey Salthouse over Beach Road 07:45 NR25 7XW TG082443

Thursday 15th May 2014

A cool start quickly gave way to a hot sunny day. On the sea 11 Eiders, 26 Common Scoters, 6 Fulmars, 5 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 8 Little Terns, 15 Sandwich Terns and 10 Common Terns were counted. Other birds of note included a Common Buzzard, 2 Turtle Doves, 2 Cuckoos, 50+ Swallows west, a Spotted Flycatcher in gardens along Broadwater Road, a Yellow Wagtail and a Tree Pipit over west, and a Siskin and at least 2 Redpolls over Thornham.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

 Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441

 Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide then flew S/ NR13 4HS TG341066

 Norfolk 2 Blue-headed Wagtail Cley NWT in Eye Field viewable from Beach Road NR25 7SA TG049441

 Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water + 2 Little Gull NR31 9QB TG464048

North Yorkshire

 North Yorkshire Wood Sandpiper Filey Dams YWT early mrng YO14 0DN TA10680

 

Wednesday 14th May 2014

A warm and sunny day with light winds, highlights were 13 Eiders, 4 Gannets, 9 Little Terns, 29 Sandwich Terns and 22 Common Terns offshore, while around the Observatory a Whimbrel, 2 Cuckoos, 1 Sand Martin, 500 Swallows, a House Martin, 2 Chiffchaffs, 5 Whitethroats, 10 Sedge Warblers, and 6 Reed Warblers were counted. Moths included an Eyed Hawk, 2 Small Elephant Hawks and a Peppered Moth together with Chocolate Tip and Green Carpet.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Hoopoe 13:30 King's Lynn at Hardwick Industrial Estate heard only calling on private land, currently being looked for <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>

• Norfolk Spoonbill Stiffkey Greens <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>

• Norfolk 3 Temminck's Stint early a/noon Cley NWT showing well from Bishop's hide + Wood Sandpiper from Daukes' hide & Probable Male Grey-headed Wagtail x Blue-headed Wagtail in Eye field NR25 7SA TG049441 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>

• Norfolk Common Crane 12:08 Cley NWT flew W/past the beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>

• Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Welney WWT on Lady Fen late mrng PE14 9TN TL548946 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>

• Norfolk 3 Temminck's Stint mid mrng Cley NWT showing well from Bishop's hide NR25 7SA TG049441 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>

• Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#

• Norfolk Ring Ouzel 19:30 Kings Lynn behind Queen Elizabeth Hospital <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>

• Norfolk 2 Wood Sandpiper 16:25 Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape tho mobile NR25 7SA TG049441 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>

• Norfolk Black Redstart Horsey this mrng + Whinchat NR29 4EP TG477228 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>

• Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton North Dunes by the plantation + Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#

• Norfolk Whinchat Titchwell RSPB on the grazing meadow PE31 8BB TF759436 <http://www.birdinformation.co.uk/index.php/daily-log#>

 

Tuesday 13th May 2014

A steadily improving day with warm sunshine in the afternoon, highlights were 4 Black-tailed Godwits east, 3 Whimbrel west, 2 Cuckoos and a Turtle Dove, a Green Woodpecker, a steady passage of Swallows through west, a male Cetti's Warbler, 14 Whitethroats, 20 Sedge Warblers, 10 Reed Warblers, 5 Wheatears south of Thornham bank, and a Yellow Wagtail over west.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk No Sign Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 19:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 6 Dotterel 17:45 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns viewable from concrete pad showing well. Please keep tractor access to fields clear & keep off widlife strips + Turtle Dove PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk 3 Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Honey Buzzard NW/over Caister-on-Sea 13:30 NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Female Grey-headed Wagtail 13:20 Cley NWT in Eye Field + Female Blue-headed Wagtail NR25 7SA TG049441
 Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT from Reedbed Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk 3 Common Crane Buckenham Marshes RSPB circled over then flew north 11:20 NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Female Grey-headed Wagtail Cley NWT in Eye Field 09:40 then flew W/with 2 fem Blue-headed Wagtails NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 6 Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns viewable from concrete pad showing well. Please keep tractor access to fields clear & keep off widlife strips PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk White Stork Breydon Water by A47 on lampost 09:55 NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 07:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel Roydon Common NWT 20:00
• Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on The Serpentine 07:55 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Buckenham Marshes RSPB this a/noon NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Osprey Titchwell RSPB circled over vis'ctr this a/noon then flew west PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Monday 12th May 2014

A good seawatch today produced 8 Eiders, 35 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 48 Little Terns, 28 Sandwich Terns and 7 Common Terns. A Turtle Dove was along the approach road and a Cuckoo was calling on the NWT reserve. Also of note were a Grasshopper Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, and 2 Wheatears on the grazing marsh. Butterflies included Brown Argus, Small Copper, Green Hairstreak and Wall Brown.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 10 Dotterel this evng 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns viewable from concrete pad. Please keep tractor access to fields clear & keep off widlife strips PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint early evng Cley NWT from Teal Hide + Wood Sandpiper 18:15 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 2 Garganey PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 10 Dotterel 12:45 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns viewable from concrete pad. Please keep tractor access to fields clear & keep off widlife strips PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop Hide 09:40 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 9 Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns in 2nd field viewable from concrete pad 07:05. Please keep tractor access to fields clear & keep off wildlife strips PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk Adult Arctic Skua (dark morph) Horsey in fields by Nelson Head Track

Sunday 11th May 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 2 = new Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on fresh marsh this evng + Temminck's Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Temminck's Stint 16:00 Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk 10 Dotterel 16:00 in field just NW/of Choseley Drying Barns as viewed from concrete pad. Pls be careful not to block farm entrance which is in regular use. PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint Cley NWT mid a/noon on Pat's Pool from Teal hide NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint Cley NWT early a/noon on Pat's Pool from Daukes hide NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Temminck's Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk 9 Dotterel midday in field just NW/of Choseley Drying Barns. Pls be careful not to block farm entrance which is in regular use. PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB in SE/corner of fresh marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint Cley NWT from Daukes Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 9 Dotterel in field just N/of Choseley Drying Barns . Pls be careful not to block farm entrance which is in regular use. PE31 8PQ TF757420

 

Saturday 10th May 2014

Another blustery and uneventful day, in the moth trap a Small Elephant Hawk Moth and a Buff Tip were the highlights. At Walsey Hills 340 Swifts, 62 House Martins, 4 Sand Martins, 90 Swallows, and a Yellow Wagtail flew through.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Temminck's Stint late a/noon Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + 2 Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk 7 Dotterel NW/of Choseley Drying Barns in 1st field with soil mound viewed from concrete pad PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk Temminck's Stint 10:15 Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 8+Dotterel Choseley Drying Barns in 1st field with soil mound viewed from concrete pad PE31 8PQ TF757420 

• Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Great Yarmouth Cemetery this mrng NR30 1DW TG526082

• Norfolk Male Turtle Dove Belton Common

 

Friday 9th May 2014

Highlights today were 50 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, 2 Gannets and 21 Little Terns on the sea, a Grasshopper Warbler in the car park, a male Whinchat in the dunes on the NWT reserve, 2 Wheatears near the forestry, and Tree Pipit low over the dunes.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 10+Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns at 18:30 in 2nd field viewable from concrete pad.Please keep access to fields clear & keep off widlife strips PE31 8PQ TF757420• Norfolk 10+Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns at 18:30 in 2nd field viewable from concrete pad PE31 8PQ TF757420• Norfolk Temminck's Stint 17:55 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 16:20 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk No further sign Wryneck Ketteringham along Church Road by main drive by 16:15• Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this a/noon + White Wagtail PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 11 Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns mid a/noon in 2nd field viewable from concrete pad. Do not block any access gates + 2 Turtle Dove at Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420• Norfolk Richard's Pipit 13:00 Horsey at E/end of Nelson Head track in field left of green container NR29 4EP TG477228• Norfolk Wryneck Ketteringham by main drive near c/pk at 12:35• Norfolk 11 Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns at 12:25 in 2nd field viewable from concrete pad. Do not block any access gates PE31 8PQ TF757420• Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape + White Wagtail in Eye Field NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Spoonbill Horsey S/over Nelson Head track at 09:40 NR29 4EP TG477228• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Horsey 09:15 at E/end of Nelson Head track NR29 4EP TG477228• Norfolk 7 Dotterel 09:00 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns in 2nd field viewable from concrete pad. Do not block any access gates PE31 8PQ TF757420• Norfolk 8+Dotterel 08:30 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns in 2nd field viewable from concrete pad PE31 8PQ TF757420• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weavers Way then flew S/ + Little Stint, 2 Wood Sandpiper & 2 Drake Garganey NR12 0BW TG429221

• Norfolk Drake Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB from windpump this evng but distant + 1st Summer Little Gull NR13 4HW TG351056

 

Thursday 8th May 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 2 1st Winter Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Munford at Lynford Arboretum by visitor hut in larches at 06:25 IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Possible Spanish Wagtail Cley NWT S/of beach c/pk at 09:15 then flushed by Osprey & no further sign by 13:25 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk 11 Dotterel 8 fem 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns in 2nd field viewable from concrete pad at 13:15 PE31 8PQ TF757420• Norfolk Temminck's Stint Hickling Broad NWT early a/noon on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way + Wood Sandpiper & Little Stint NR12 0BW TG429221• Norfolk Temminck's Stint 12:15 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 11:00 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 11:40 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape at 09:35 + Osprey Blakeney Harbour on beach W/of point at 09:45 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Temminck's Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way + 2 Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221• Norfolk 11 Dotterel 08:15 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns in 2nd field viewable from concrete pad PE31 8PQ TF757420• Norfolk 2 Dotterel 07:55 Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weavers Way + Little Stint & Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221• Norfolk 2 Dotterel Winterton in beet field by cattle barn then flew S/ NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk 2 Dotterel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Temminck's Stint 06:30 Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape + Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441

• Norfolk 2 Garganey 1drk Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Short-eared Owl Titchwell RSPB in off sea at 16:00 PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Osprey Cley NWT W/over beach c/pk at 09:16 NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Wednesday 7th May 2014

Sadly there was no further sign of either of this week's special birds, however a drake Pintail on the Broadwater, a Greenshank over calling, a Cuckoo, 20 Swifts, a steady passage of Swallows throughout the day, a Garden Warbler trapped and ringed in the morning, and a Grasshopper Warbler reeling in the car park were all birds of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape this evng + Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Dotterel early evng Winterton North Dunes by main path W/of the toad pools + 2 Ring Ouzel NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 2 Dotterel mid a/noon Winterton North Dunes just to N/of the toad pools NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Temminck's Stint mid a/noon Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + Little Stint & 3 Wood Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk Great White Egret 14:07 Cley NWT W/over beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 5 Dotterel (inc 2 fem) 13:30 Choseley Drying Barns from earth mound PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk Temminck's Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape late mrng + Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper & Female Garganey NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk 4 White Stork Breydon Water 10:40 drifted high SW/ NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 2 Dotterel 10:26 Winterton North Dunes c)250yds S/of the concrete blocks NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 5 Dotterel (2 fem) Choseley Drying Barns this mrng from earth mound PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk White Stork (of unknown origin) Breydon Water this mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 2 Dotterel 07:43 Winterton North Dunes showing well c)250yds S/of the blocks NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 2 Dotterel Winterton North Dunes c)250yds S/of the blocks NR29 4BQ TG496198

• Norfolk Channel Wagtail Titchwell RSPB mid a/noon then flew W/ PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool + 3 White Wagtail on Eye Field NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 4 Garganey 07:15 (3 males) Titchwell RSPB on reedbed pool E/ of main path PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 3 Garganey Titchwell RSPB earlty mrng on reedbed pool E/ of main path PE31 8BB TF759436

• Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Eccles-on-Sea at North Gap early a/noon NR12 0SE TG404293

 

Tuesday 6th May 2014

Yesterday's headline birds stayed on site, with the Subalpine Warbler trapped and ringed early morning and the Yellow-browed Warbler continuing to sing and at times showing well along the east bank. Other birds of note included a Spoonbill over west, a female Peregrine, a Grasshopper Warbler reeling near the car park and a Drake Garganey on the pools alongside  the entrance track.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk No further sign Subalpine Warbler Holme NOA by 08:40 but Spoonbill over TF717450
• Norfolk Male Subalpine Warbler Holme NOA trapped, ringed & released 06:50 TF717450
• Norfolk Spoonbill W/over Cley NWT 18:15 + Little Stint on Simmonds Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Tidal Pool PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 3 Dotterel 17:00 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns in field viewable from concrete pad PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk 3 Dotterel 16:05 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns in field viewable from concrete pad + Stone Curlew PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 14:50 Holme NOA on east bank TF717450
• Norfolk Spoonbill Salthouse on pool N/of duckpond 13:10 NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk 3 Dotterel 13:10 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NW/of Choseley Drying Barns in field viewable from concrete pad PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk White Stork Breydon Water in field NW/of tern platforms 12:35 NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape briefly then flew off NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk 3 Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell E/of Choseley Drying Barns in field + Stone Curlew PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk 2 Common Crane Welney WWT on Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 11:20 Holme NOA just E/of obs singing in conifers on+off + Drake Garganey on pool by Firs Road late mrng TF717450
• Norfolk Spoonbill till 10:40 Breydon Water then flew east NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Ringtail Montagu's Harrier Breydon Water by North Wall 08:05 NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at E/end N/of rugby pitch 07:20 NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA 06:00 singing in pines behind obs TF717450
 • Norfolk 3 Garganey (2 drks) 17:10 Titchwell RSPB on Reedbed Pool PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 3 Garganey (2 drks) Titchwell RSPB on Reedbed Pool + 4 Red-crested Pochard on Thornham Marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Osprey W/over Holme NOA 16:25 TF717450
• Norfolk Drake Garganey 15:35 Holme on pool by Firs Road
• Norfolk Osprey W/over Titchwell village to Thornham Harbour 16:20 PE31 8BB TF758437
• Norfolk Black Tern Breydon Water + Ring Ouzel NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 7 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Monday 5th May 2014 

Very much a day that got better and better, starting with several Turtle Doves, a reeling Grasshopper warbler and fly over Tree pipit. Followed by the appearance of a Yellow-browed Warbler, which briefly sang , on the east bank, then a Subalpine Warbler around the entrance to the Heligoland trap ! Other birds of note included a Peregrine over the Obs building and a Tawny Owl that was merciless pursued around the pines by the local Magpies.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk No further sign Subalpine Warbler Holme NOA by 18:30 TF717450
• Norfolk No further sign Subalpine Warbler Holme NOA by 15:35 TF717450
• Norfolk Two-barred Crossbill 13:15 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum by entrance in walled garden then flew off IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Male Subalpine Warbler Holme NOA by Heligoland trap 14:00 TF717450
• Norfolk 2 Two-barred Crossbill 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum in walled garden by entrance 07:00 + 36 Crossbill IP26 5HW TL822943 

• Norfolk No further sign Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA this evng TF717450
• Norfolk 2 Dotterel SE/of Thornham E/of Choseley Road in field 16:30 TF748423
• Norfolk Ringtail Montagu's Harrier Breydon Water opp rugby club 18:50 NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Ringtail Montagu's Harrier NW/thru Holme NWT 12:30 TF715449
• Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA on E/bank by obs 12:45 calling & showing well TF717450
• Norfolk Immature Spoonbill till mid mrng Breydon Water then flew west NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Common Crane Titchwell RSPB flew E/over beach 08:40 PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Immature Spoonbill Breydon Water on north marshes + 3 Garganey, Wood Sandpiper & Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048

• Norfolk 2 Arctic Tern Norwich at UEA Broad this evng
• Norfolk 2 Black Tern Barton Broad NR12 8AZ TG357222
• Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham below Two Lifeboats pub 17:00
• Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Male Blue-headed Wagtail West Runton in field E/of clifftop c/pk this evng + 3+Tree Pipit this mrng
• Norfolk Black Tern 17:45 Pentney GP
• Norfolk Black Tern 19:00 Rockland Broad + 1st Summer Little Gull NR14 7HP TG328047
• Norfolk Black Tern Rockland Broad 16:25 + Arctic Tern NR14 7HP TG328047
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Holme NWT TF715449
• Norfolk Black Tern Pentney GPs
• Norfolk Little Gull Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide 13:00 NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Drake Garganey Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk 11 Whimbrel Holkham NNR by Lady Anne's drive in last field at N/end 10:35 NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Waxham S/of Shangi-La flew north 09:45 NR12 0DZ TG440261

Sunday 4th May 2014

Another cold start but warblers were moving early with 4 Blackcaps and 4 Whitethroats ringed during the morning. Also of note were 4 Swifts, a Cuckoo, 2 Turtle Doves in the paddocks, a steady passage of Swallows through the dunes, a Ring Ouzel near the NWT centre, a single Wheatear and a Yellow Wagtail over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Black Kite 10:12 S/over Winterton-on-Sea
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill by entrance to Lynford Arboretum and poss 1w male/hybrid Common Crossbill this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Black Kite 07:42 E/over West Runton

• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Dotterel (m+f) Choseley Drying Barns in beet field W/of Chalkpit Lane flew high N/ at 17:59 and lost to view TF761428
• Norfolk Hoopoe late a/noon Thetford briefly at Sand Pits c)350yds SE/of Thetford Power Station off A134 IP24 2EP TL873826
• Norfolk 2 Dotterel (m+f) 16:45 on E/side of Choseley Drying Barns in beet field W/of Chalkpit Lane TF761428
• Norfolk 2 Dotterel (m+f) mid a/noon on E/side of Choseley Drying Barns in beet field W/of Chalkpit Lane TF761428
• Norfolk No further sign Hoopoe East Wretham Heath by 13:43 near c/pk by pines to right of main path IP24 1RU TL912886
• Norfolk Hoopoe 12:42 East Wretham Heath near c/pk by pines to right of main path IP24 1RU TL912886
• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill over main hide at Welney WWT early a/noon PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 12:24 Sculthorpe Mill over the marshes NR21 9QG
• Norfolk 2 Dotterel (m+f) midday on E/side of Choseley Drying Barns in beet field W/of Chalkpit Lane TF757421
• Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Stone Curlew Winterton North Dunes this mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

 

Saturday 3rd May 2014

A cool start but improving to beautiful sunshine in the afternoon, sightings today included 2 Barnacle Geese over south, a Goosander flying through was a very unusual sight, on the sea 20 Common Scoters, 2 Sandwich Terns, and 4 Common Terns, a Turtle Dove was in the dunes on the NWT reserve, a Lesser Whitethroat was singing near the heligoland trap, and a Wheatear was on the grazing marsh. Several butterflies were also out in the sun including 5 Green Hairstreaks, 4 Small Coppers and 3 Wall Browns.

At Walsey Hills 9 Common Cranes flew low directly over the bunker. Also around the site were 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Whitethroats, a Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtails, and 6 Swallows. 8 Green Hairstreaks and 4 Holly Blues were around the reserve.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Reported Honey Buzzard 13:47 Weeting Heath NWT IP26 4NQ TL757881
• Norfolk White Stork Buckenham Marshes RSPB today NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk 9 Common Crane W/over Blakeney Harbour 11:50 TG028441
• Norfolk 9 Common Crane 11:40 N/over Walsey Hills NOA twds the sea NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Serin N/over Happisburgh this mrng NR12 0PR TG384309
• Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Breydon Water RSPB on the mudflats this mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way this mrng NR12 0BW TG429221

• Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull at W/end of Rockland Broad this evng NR14 7HP TG328047
• Norfolk Wood Warbler Sculthorpe Moor singing along reedbed boardwalk in evng NR21 9GN TF901303
• Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel 16:35 Holme Dunes NWT btw entrance hut & vis centre
• Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Rockland Broad + 2 Whimbrel over NR14 7HP TG328047
• Norfolk Little Gull early evng Buckenham Marshes RSPB from the hide NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Wood Warbler Lynford Arboretum singing near paddock this a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Drake Garganey Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Burgh Castle + 16 Whimbrel
• Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel Holme Dunes NWT mid mrng + Turtle Dove
• Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank at W/end of Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel S/of Hunstanton on the golf course from the footpath on raised bank PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Cart Gap
• Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel 06:50 Holme Dunes NNR 100yds from NWT vis centre

 

Friday 2nd May 2014

On the sea 2 Eiders, 22 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, 6 Gannets and 2 Common Terns were observed, and around the reserve 3 Whimbrel, a Cuckoo, 3 Sand Martins, 10 Swallows, a Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Reed Warblers, and a Tree Pipit over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum in pines near c/pk at 09:00 + 20 Common Crossbill IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water 13:25 at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048• Norfolk Glossy Ibis till 06:49 Hickling Broad NWT over Rush Hill Scrape viewable from hide on Weavers Way + Spoonbill till mid mrng & Drake Garganey NR12 0BW TG429221• Norfolk Spoonbill over Stiffkey Fen at 10:00 NR23 1QW TF990438

• Norfolk Drake Garganey Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape then flew to Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Drake Garganey Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh at 18:00 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel Holme Dunes NNR + Male Redstart• Norfolk Drake Scaup Martham Broad at W/end of South Broad NR29 4DJ TG459202

Thursday 1st May 2014

A cool and windy day, highlights were a Green and a Common Sandpiper on the Broadwater, a Greenshank over calling a single Sandwich Tern west, a Cuckoo calling. A male Redstart was on the NWT reserve in the afternoon and 2 Wheatears were on the corner of Thornham Bank. 

Wednesday 30th April 2014

A misty day with little movement, highlights were 15 Eiders on the sea and 2 Sandwich Terns west, 2 Turtle Doves near the car parks, 2 Cuckoos, 6 Wheatears in the dunes on the NWT reserve, and 2 Yellow Wagtails over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Gramborough Hill early a/noon tho mobile NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Hoopoe 18:45 Winterton North Dunes 1/2 mile N/ of the village but mobile this evng NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 4 Dotterel (all fems) late a/noon on E/side of Choseley Drying Barns in beet field W/of Chalkpit Lane but moving slowly N/ TF761428
• Norfolk Hoopoe Winterton North Dunes on footpath near toad pools this evng NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point 30yds E/of Halfway House this a/noon NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Hoopoe 15:31 Winterton North Dunes S/of the concrete blocks NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 4 Dotterel (all fems) early a/noon on E/side of Choseley Drying Barns in beet field W/of Chalkpit Lane TF757421
• Norfolk Hoopoe 12:35 Winterton North Dunes 100yds N/of concrete blocks NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 9 Common Crane Winterton-on-Sea flew over allotments
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way + Spoonbill, Drake Garganey & Bar-tailed Godwit NR12 0BW TG429221

• Norfolk No further sign Wood Warbler this a/noon Glandford just N/of the sewage works NR25 7JR TG044419
• Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel Caister-on-Sea in scrub N/of Second Avenue NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Wood Warbler Glandford singing just N/of the sewage works NR25 7JR TG044419
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Horsey + 50+Whimbrel NR29 4EP TG477228

• Norfolk Male Redstart Holme Dunes NNR at S/end of plantation
• Norfolk Grasshopper Warbler 12:45 Holme NOA reeling in bushes 100 yds W/ of c/pk TF717450
• Norfolk Turtle Dove 12:25 Holme NOA singing opp the c/pk TF717450

 

Tuesday 29th April 2014 

Highlights today included a female Redstart trapped and ringed this morning, a calling Turtle Dove  around the car park area and the Grasshopper Warblers continuing to sing and show well. A Common Sandpiper was along the broadwater and at least five Whimbrel were seen.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill just E/of Santon Downham at St.Helen's picnic site E/of river bridge 12:30 + 20 Crossbill
• Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh 18:35 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Honey Buzzard over Choseley Drying Barns 16:45 PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk 4 Female Dotterel till 17:00 1.5mls S/of Titchwell E/of Choseley Drying Barns just W/of Chalkpit Lane in beet field at bottom of hill then flew off west PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk Wryneck 15:35 Blakeney Point just E/of Halfway House NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk 4 Female Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell E/of Choseley Drying Barns just W/of Chalkpit Lane in beet field at bottom of hill PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT from boat trip NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Salthouse E/of Beach Road c/pk at Gramborough Hill 13:25 but mobile NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Wryneck Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill 11:30 briefly + Whinchat & 2 Ring Ouzel at harbour in 1st field E/of seawall PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point + Ring Ouzel, 2 Redstart & Merlin NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk 2 Garganey (drk+fem) Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool near wind pump NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk 2 Arctic Tern Rockland Broad 14:30 NR14 7HP TG328047
• Norfolk Jack Snipe Kelling Water Meadows 13:55 NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Stiffkey on saltmarsh off c/pk 11:00 NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk Arctic Tern Rockland Broad 12:00 NR14 7HP TG328047
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Wells Woods in SE/corner of campsite NR23 1DR TF909453
• Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park TF648335
• Norfolk Drake Scaup Wells on boating lake viewable from beach c/pk 09:55
• Norfolk 9 Arctic Tern E/thru Breydon Water 08:45 NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton in valley 08:30 NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme Dunes singing by c/pk
• Norfolk Turtle Dove Belton at Caldecott golf club 10:00 TG473016
• Norfolk Turtle Dove Overstrand flew E/along cliffs NR27 0PF TG246410
• Norfolk Female Redstart Holme NOA trapped+ringed 09:30 TF717450
• Norfolk Female Redstart Sheringham at The Esplanade early mrng
• Norfolk Female Redstart West Runton early mrng

Monday  28th April 2014 

A rather slow day migration wise though a Whinchat and four Wheatears were of note along the approach road. Two more Barnacle Geese were seen over flying there early morning as well and at the Observatory a late Redwing and six Siskin were noteworthy. On the sea there were c1000 Common Scoters offshore, with 12 Gannets and 12 Eider also seen.

Norfolk News from |Birdnet
• Norfolk 2 Male Two-barred Crossbill 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report 2 White Stork over Buckenham Marshes RSPB this a/noon NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Wryneck 16:10 Blakeney Point E/of Halfway House NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Redstart PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point at Halfway House + 3 Spoonbill flew west, Redstart, Ring Ouzel & Tree Pipit NR25 7DJ TG007464

Sunday 27th April 2014

Another good day of migration, with a Little Bunting reported along the track opposite the NWT hides just before 3pm, and other birds of note including 20 Barnacle Geese 7 Gannets, a Peregrine, 2 Whimbrel, 1 Little Tern, 9 Sandwich Terns, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Sand Martins, 40 Swallows, 3 House Martins, 15 Chiffchaffs, 40 Willow Warblers, 10 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 8 Lesser Whitethroats, 12 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 10 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, a Ring Ouzel near the village hides, 3 Wheatears along Thornham Bank, and 2 Redpoll sp over calling. Butterflies included 6 Green Hairstreak, a Wall Brown and 2 Small Coppers, while a Hairy Hawker dragonfly was also recorded.

 

 Norfolk News from Birdnet

Adult Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum in walled garden late a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Spoonbill 19:10 Berney Marshes RSPB from Burgh Castle then flew W/ NR30 1SB TG460053
• Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water appeared to land on west pit this evng + 5 Black Tern E/ & Curlew Sandpiper NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Spoonbill 18:15 at E/end of Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Wryneck 16:10 Blakeney Point at Halfway House NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk No further sign Little Bunting Holme NWT just N/of access track c)350yds W/of the Firs until 14:33 but not since TF715449
• Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point at Halfway House this a/noon NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Little Bunting 14:35 Holme NWT calling just N/of access track c)350yds W/of the Firs TF715449
• Norfolk Spoonbill Burgh Castle
• Norfolk White Stork 09:38 Halvergate Marshes viewable from the Halvergate turn off S/of A47 on Branch Rd
• Norfolk Wryneck 09:10 Blakeney Point at Halfway House NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk No Sign 4 Dotterel Choseley Drying Barns in beet field W/of Chalkpit Lane by 09:05 but Turtle Dove TF757421
• Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water 08:45 flew and appeared to land on North Wall East Borrow Pit NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Spoonbill at E/end of Breydon Water RSPB + 2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk White Stork 07:40 Acle flying W/ along Acle Straight at Britannia Farm: TG4708
• Norfolk No Sign 4 Dotterel Choseley Drying Barns in beet field W/of Chalkpit Lane early mrng TF757421

 

Saturday 26th April 2014

mega appeared early this morning in the form of an incredible Alpine Accentor. Sadly the bird did not show after being found and photographed at @ 7.30am despite the efforts of many birders. Migration was in full swing, with 3 Whimbrel, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Greenshank, 1 Swift, 4 Sand Martins, 60 Swallows, 20 House Martins, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 2 Ring Ouzels, a Redstart, 5 Wheatears, 100+ Yellow Wagtails, 4 Tree Pipits and 1 Brambling among the species recorded today.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 4 Dotterel 19:45 on E/side of Choseley Drying Barns in beet field W/of Chalkpit Lane TF757421
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape this evng NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Point today + Redstart NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Spoonbill late a/noon Titchwell RSPB on Tidal Pool PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 4 Dotterel late a/noon on E/side of Choseley Drying Barns in beet field W/of Chalkpit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk 5 Dotterel 12:45 on E/side of Choseley Drying Barns in beet field W/of Chalkpit Lane showing at bottom of hill PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk 4 Dotterel on E/side of Choseley Drying Barns in beet field W/of Chalkpit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420

• Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel UEA Broad at S/end of sports fields
• Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel on N/side of Winterton North Dunes late a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel Holme next the Sea in horse field before village hides off Eastgate + 10 Whimbrel behind the hides
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Sidestrand this a/noon + 3 Tree Pipit NR27 0LT TG265395
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park in first clearing on right TF648335
• Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape + Greenshank from hide on Weaver's Way footpath NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail West Runton with cows in field adj to clifftop c/pk early mrng + Tree Pipit & 25 Wheatear
• Norfolk Female Pied Flycatcher 09:10 Holkham NNR at W/edge of Holkham Pines NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 2 Garganey 08:35 S/past Horsey Gap NR29 4EJ TG463241

 

Friday 25th April 2014

A pretty unpleasant wet, cold day with an easterly breeze. On the sea 8 Brent Geese, 8 Common Scoters, 3 Little Terns and 3 Sandwich Terns were noted, and around the reserve 9 Bramblings were in the pines, 3 Grasshopper Warblers were in the car park and a Greenshank flew over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel 17:40 W/of Norwich at University of East Anglia at S/end of sports fields on gorse hill near roundabout• Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel W/of Norwich at University of East Anglia at 15:50 at S/end of sports fields on gorse hill near roundabout• Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes mid a/noon + Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Drake Garganey Titchwell RSPB + 2 Red-crested Pochard & Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel 08:20 W/of Norwich at University of East Anglia on sports fields & cricket pitch by Institute of Food Research

• Norfolk Turtle Dove 1.5mls S/of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns this evng PE31 8PQ TF757420• Norfolk Male Redstart Horsey Gap on fence posts in c/pk at 10:55 NR29 4EJ TG463241

 

Thursday 24th April 2014

Again today 2 Grasshopper Warblers in the NOA car park were showing and also seen were 2 Cuckoos, 4 Whimbrel, a Green Sandpiper, 2 Med Gulls, 3 Tree Pipits, 4 Redpoll sp, 2 Siskins, 6 Whitethroats, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Yellow Wagtails, 3 Willow Warblers and 6 Chiffchaffs.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk No further sign Adult Whiskered Tern SE/of Surlingham at Rockland Broad by dusk NR14 7HP TG328047• Norfolk Adult Whiskered Tern SE/of Surlingham at Rockland Broad at 18:10 from hide NR14 7HP TG328047• Norfolk Whiskered Tern 17:10 SE/of Surlingham at Rockland Broad NR14 7HP TG328047• Norfolk Whiskered Tern reported SE/of Surlingham at Rockland Broad late a/noon NR14 7HP TG328047

• Norfolk Black Brant E/of Camp site at Stiffkey Greens with Dark-bellied Brent Geese• Norfolk Wryneck Blakeney Harbour 15:45 at Halfway House TG028441• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape NR12 0BW TG429221• Norfolk 7 Common Crane Winterton North Dunes over N/end at 12:05 drifting E/towards West Somerton NR29 4BQ TG496198

• Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT Rush Hill Scrape this mrng NR12 0BW TG429221• Norfolk 15 Whimbrel Horsey S/of Nelson Head track at 16:00 + 9 Wheatear in area NR29 4EP TG477228• Norfolk 2 Garganey Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Greenshank PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 6+Ring Ouzel 4 males Winterton Dunes NNR at 11:35 + 11+Wheatear NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel 09:10 Blakeney at Friary Hills NR25 7DJ TG007464• Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Wednesday 23rd April 2014 

Highlights today included four Med Gulls, the Grasshopper Warblers still present near the car park, two Whimbrel and four very smart Golden Plover in full breeding plumage on the grazing Marsh.

 

Tuesday 22nd April 2014 

Birds of note today around the observatory included four fly over Yellow Wagtails, a vocal Cuckoo and a Greenshank. The two Grasshopper Warblers were still singing and showing well at the rear of the car park. At Walsey Hills a single Yellow Wagtail and Med Gull were seen, and a Reed Warbler was heard singing.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

Male Two-barred Crossbill at midday Lynford Arboretum in larches with Common Crossbills adjacent to "drinking pool" IP26 5HW TL822943

Spoonbill Cley NWT + Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
Wryneck Benacre in the paddock of Beach Farm
Great White Egret Welney WWT from Reedbed Hide at 08:45 PE14 9TN TL548946

• Norfolk Twite Snettisham CP on path this morning
• Norfolk 2 Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB (1 drake) from mill this evening + 2 Whimbrel & Bar-tailed Godwit NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Adult Male Black Redstart Weybourne singing for second day on gun emplacements at W/end NR25 7SR TG111435
• Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 1st Summer Male Pied Flycatcher Great Yarmouth Cemetery by churchyard gates in S/section at 11:05 NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk 6 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel NE/of Thetford at West Harling Heath singing in trees SE/of Field Barn Farm at 09:00 then flew W
• Norfolk Hooded Crow E/over Beeston Bump + 2 Ring Ouzel flew inland, Nightingale in scrub SE/of Bump & White Wagtail on putting green NR26 8DB TG167432
• Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Nunnery Lakes in private area of reserve at 06:55, but viewable from Barnhamcross Common IP24 2YW TL868810

 

Monday 21st April 2014

On the sea today a Red-breasted Merganser, 5 Fulmars, 6 Sandwich Terns and a Guillemot were of note, while other birds included a Little Ringed Plover on the approach road to Thornham Harbour, 6 Wheatears another Brambling, a superb male Redstart trapped and ringed, 2 Grasshopper Warblers in the car park area reeling and 2 Tree Pipits and 2 Crossbills over calling.

 

 Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Salthouse at Gramborough Hill this evng NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk Hoopoe 17:23 Thornham by A149 E/of Elie House veiwed over wall PE36 6NZ TF737438

• Norfolk Hoopoe 14:30 Thornham W/of Ringstead Road behind farm & holiday cottages opposite Thornham House showing well. View from grass field behind farm buildings PE36 6NZ TF737438

• Norfolk Hoopoe Thornham W/of Ringstead Road behind farm & holiday cottages then flew to gardens by A149 & no further sign by 13:30 PE36 6NZ TF737438

• Norfolk Hoopoe Thornham at 12:29 W/of Ringstead Road behind farm & holiday cottages showing well. View from grass field behind farm buildings PE36 6NZ TF737438• Norfolk Hoopoe 11:38 Thornham W/of Ringstead Road behind farm & holiday cottages showing well. View from grass field behind farm buildings PE36 6NZ TF737438

• Norfolk Hoopoe Thornham W/of Ringstead Road behind farm & holiday cottages late mrng. View from grass field behind farm buildings PE36 6NZ TF737438

• Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Welney WWT past main hide PE14 9TN TL548946

• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT till 07:30 on Rush Hill Scrape then flew towards Martham Ferry + 23 Whimbrel & 2 Arctic Tern NR12 0BW TG429221

• Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water + 11 Greenshank NR31 9QB TG464048

 

Sunday 20th April 2014

Highlights today were an adult Gannet east over the Observatory, a Greenshank past calling, 30 Swallows, 10 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 8 Sedge Warblers, one Yellow Wagtail, a Brambling calling in the pines, 2 Siskins and a White Wagtail.

At Walsey Hills a Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 6 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps and 3 Swallows were recorded.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 3 Two-barred Crossbill ad male+1w male+possible 1w male E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk 1+Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum between folly & lake in sycamores IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT till 07:20 on Rush Hill Scrape then flew E/ + Spotted Redshank on scrape NR12 0BW TG429221

• Norfolk Quail Great Cressingham singing by Peddars Way• Norfolk Short-eared Owl Haddiscoe at Thorpe Marshes this evng NR14 6PY TM441985• Norfolk 4 Arctic Tern Blakeney Point NR25 7DJ TG007464• Norfolk 2 Garganey 1drk Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Immature Male Hen Harrier NE/over Sculthorpe Moor NR NR21 9GN TF901303• Norfolk Immature Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Garganey 1drk Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 5 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel Snettisham RSPB in sea buckthorn near pines in S/cpk at 07:50 + 2 Grasshopper Warbler & Whimbrel TF650328

 

Saturday 19th April 2014

With the wind turning increasingly into the east there was some hope of more migrants. A Hooded Crow flew over the grazing marsh and out across The Wash, and a Spoonbill was feeding in front of the NWT centre. A Merlin was again over the grazing marsh and 7 Black-tailed Godwits, 25 Ruff and a Little Gull on the NWT pools, and a Whimbrel east were also of note. A Greenshank flew west and 5 Sand Martins, 29 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 15 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 6 Sedge Warblers, a Brambling and 2 Siskins were also recorded during the day.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill late a/noon Lynford Arboretum in the walled garden IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Two-barred Crossbill 12:40 Lynford Arboretum showed well for 10mins IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill 12:45 Lynford Arboretum showing well IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum by the folly mid mrng IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh for 10 mins mid mrng PE31 8BB TF759436

• Norfolk 3 Short-eared Owl Thorpe Marshes this evng NR14 6PY TM441985
• Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel SW/end of Roydon Common NWT late a/noon
• Norfolk Velvet Scoter 11:00 close in E/past Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk Hooded Crow 09:55 Holme NOA high out to sea + Spoonbill flew onto the WT marsh at 09:45 TF717450
• Norfolk Hooded Crow 09:35 Holme NOA W/ twds the NWT Centre TF717450
• Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel 07:40 Snettisham Coastal Park + Redstart

 

Friday 18th April 2014 

With winds from the North migration was understandably slow, though two Ring Ouzels at Gore point followed by three around the observatory building, plus up to ten Wheatears across the Thornham/Holme area, implied some birds were still moving. Other species of note included a calling Spotted Redshank over Redwell Marsh, a Merlin over the grazing Marsh and a Grasshopper Warbler again reeling near the car park.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill 14:45 E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum in wakked garden showing well IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum between visitor hut & lake at midday IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum by brick arch IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Honey Buzzard NW/over Little Ryburgh• Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT early a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Welney WWT from obs at 08:00 PE14 9TN TL548946• Norfolk Spoonbill W/over Cley NWT at 09:49 NR25 7SA TG049441

• Norfolk 5 Ring Ouzel Holme• Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Thorpe Marshes this evng NR14 6PY TM441985• Norfolk 2 Male Ring Ouzel Horsey this mrng NR29 4EP TG477228• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Beeston Common• Norfolk 2 Adult Med Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk 10 Garganey 4drk Stoke Ferry at 14:40• Norfolk Arctic Tern Colney GPs at 11:30 then flew E/• Norfolk 3 Male Ring Ouzel Holme NOA by obs at 09:30 then flew off W/over grazing marsh TF717450• Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel Waxham Sands Holiday Park thru dunes at 09:20 + Whitethroat present NR29 4EJ• Norfolk 6 Ring Ouzel Winterton Dunes NNR 5 in North Dunes & 1 in South Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel Snettisham RSPB near site of old hide at 07:00 TF650328• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Thursday 17th April 2014

A day which progressed from sunshine to light rain with a brisk south wind, highlights today were 30 Yellow Wagtails through during the day, 2 Sand Martins, 10 Swallows, 10 Chiffchaffs, 5 Willow Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Sedge Warblers, 3 Wheatears (on the corner of Thornham Bank), 8 Siskins, 10 Redpolls and a pristine White Wagtail which dropped onto the east bank mid morning.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 2+Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk 1+Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Serin Sidestrand W/along clifftop at 09:00 NR27 0LT TG265395

• Norfolk Spoonbill W/over Burnham Overy at 18:00 PE31 8JJ TF853449

• Norfolk 4 Dotterel wsw/of North Walsham at Felmingham in field by Ruggs Hall till late a/noon then flew W/

• Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Welney WWT flew from ditches past Nelson Lyle Hide PE14 9TN TL548946

• Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water + 17 Whimbrel & Little Tern NR31 9QB TG464048

 

Wednesday 16th April 2014

A better day today, with a Cuckoo calling in the afternoon, an Eider, 5 Fulmars and 3 Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea, a Peregrine over the marsh, 30 Ruff and a Greenshank on the NWT pools, 2 Med Gulls, 20 Chiffchaffs, 6 Willow Warblers, 12 Blackcaps, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Sedge Warblers and 6 Redpoll sp all noted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 1+Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum in walled garden by puddle late a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum at 07:30 above brick arch IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Great White Egret Near Snetterton S/over A11 at 10:15• Norfolk 9 Common Crane over Horsey at 11:30 NR29 4EP TG477228• Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide, reserve open 09:30-17:00 PE14 9TN TL548946

• Norfolk 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham on rocks near The Crown Inn at 18:30 NR26 8BQ TG159435• Norfolk Adult Summer Slavonian Grebe Pentney GPs at 18:00• Norfolk Ring Ouzel E/of Cley behind Walsey Hills NOA NR25 7SA TG062439• Norfolk 2 Garganey Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint this a/noon• Norfolk Drake Garganey Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 13:15• Norfolk 2 Garganey 1drk Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower HIde + 1st Winter Little Gull from Reception Hide NR13 4HS TG341066• Norfolk Adult Little Gull Barton Broad from end of boardwalk at 12:30 NR12 8AZ TG357222• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes + Wheatear NR29 4BQ TG496198

Tuesday 15th April 2014

A rather slow day but with Merlin, Med Gull, and Common Whitethroat the highlights.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 2 Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum mid mrng IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk Possible 1st Winter Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk 2 Common Crane 18:10 Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide + Bittern NR13 4HS TG341066• Norfolk 2 Common Crane NE/over Rockland St.Mary at 16:25• Norfolk 2 Common Crane E/over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 15:35 + 2 Garganey from Tower Hide & 1st Winter Little Gull NR13 4HS TG341066

• Norfolk 3 Short-eared Owl Burgh Castle this evng• Norfolk Red Kite by A47 between Tuddenham & Honingham over road near windmil• Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Thornham 250yds S/of A149 in hedges along Choseley Road at 17:45 but elusive PE31 8PQ TF757420• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes at 08:55 PE31 8JJ TF853449• Norfolk 2 Garganey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Reception Hide + 1st Winter Little Gull NR13 4HS TG341066

 

Monday 14th April 2014

A brisk North-westerly wind seemed to put pay to any arrival of spring migrants. Birds of note included a  trickle of Swallows during the morning, four Wheatears at Thornham, several singing Sedge Warblers and 5 Ruff on the NWT end of the Boardwater.  

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 2 Two-barred Crossbill ad male+1w male E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum in larches by information hut mid mrng IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk 2 Two-barred Crossbill ad male+1w male E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes 500yds E/of boardwalk near fence at 13:35 PE31 8JJ TF853449• Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel S/of Thorham 500yds N/of Choseley Drying Barns this a/noon PE31 8PQ TF757420• Norfolk 1st Winter Little Gull Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from reception centre NR13 4HS TG341066

 

Sunday 13th April 2014

A bright and breezy day, with a drake Goosander west past the viewing platform, 5 Buzzards, 2 Merlins, 40 Ruff around the NWT pools, 4 Sand Martins, 22 Swallows, 10 Chiffchaffs, and 6 Blackcaps of note. The Grasshopper Warbler was again reeling near the car park on and off during the morning.

At Walsey Hills there was little in the way of birds to note, with 6 Swallows, 4 Chiffchaffs and 2 Blackcaps recorded, but a number of interesting butterflies were seen with Green Hairstreak, 2 Holly Blues and a Speckled Wood noted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Probable White-tailed Eagle E/of Mundford SW/over Lynford Arboretum at 15:18 IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk 3 Two-barred Crossbill (2 males) Lynford Arboretum IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk No further sign Red-rumped Swallow near Cromer at Felbrigg Hall NT since 10:00 NR11 8PR

• Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow 09:15 near Cromer at Felbrigg Hall NT showing well feeding over Felbrigg Lake NR11 8PR

• Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Felbrigg Hall NT feeding over Felbrigg Lake again this mrng

 

Saturday 12th April 2014

Several spring migrants arrived this morning with a Little Ringed Plover through west, a Firecrest in the scrub at the Observatory, 15 Swallows through, 15 Chiffchaffs, 4 Willow Warblers, 12 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers, a Wheatear on the grazing marsh, 2 Bramblings in the pines, 25+ Redpolls through, and a report of the Black Kite over the village towards Ringstead at around 9am.

At Walsey Hills a Crossbill flew over west, 19 Swallows went through, 3 Blackcaps, 3 Chiffchaffs and a Willow Warbler were also counted, and a Lesser Whitethroat was in Cley village.

 

Friday 11th April 2014

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 1st Winter Little Gull Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from reception centre NR13 4HS TG341066• Norfolk 3 Male Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy in dunes this mrng + 12 Wheatear & Red Kite over PE31 8JJ TF853449• Norfolk 3 White Wagtail Cley NWT in Eye Field NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel Heacham by the green hut at Island Camp PE31 7AX TF663376• Norfolk 2 Male Ring Ouzel Roydon Common NWT near c/pk at 09:15• Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel 08:52 Happisburgh at NW/end of Doggetts Lane then flew to Cart Gap NR12 0PR TG 392301• Norfolk Male Black Redstart Sheringham along Childs Way NR26 8BQ TG159435

• Norfolk 7 Red-crested Pochard 4drk Titchwell RSPB in reedbed PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Thursday 10th April 2014

The Raven was still present early morning but did not show during the day. A Red Kite drifted east. There were no confirmed sightings of the Black Kite but it was seen again from the NWT hides. A House Martin and a Sand Martin also flew through, 3 Lesser Redpolls were ringed as were 2 Blackcaps, a Willow Warbler and 4 Chiffchaffs. Moths included a Pale Pinion, Red-green Carpet and 2 Streamers.

 

Wednesday 9th April 2014

Some good birds today with a Raven showing on and off around the grazing marsh and a Black Kite drifting over east. Also of interest were a Goosander on the seawatch, 14 Sand Martins, 2 Swallows and 2 Wheatears.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Black Kite Holme NOA drifting slowly E/over the grazing marsh at 13:52 TF717450
• Norfolk 1st Winter Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum in pines SE/of the folly IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Spoonbill N/past Horsey today + Hooded Crow flew S/ NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard North Tuddenham for 15 mins before flying W/

• Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel Old Hunstanton on pitch&putt course by A149 late a/noon
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew E/ early mrng NR13 4HS TG341066
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Felbrigg Hall NT this evng
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel near Choseley Drying Barns this a/noon PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk Spotted Redshank Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Heacham by the green hut on Island Camp mid a/noon at c) TF658360
• Norfolk Osprey 12:35 S/over Beeston Common
• Norfolk 2 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Heacham on Island Camp by the green hut late mrng at c) TF658360
• Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel Heacham on Island Camp + 8 Redstart TF658360
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Thetford at Nunnery Lakes 08:45. Permit only IP24 2YW TL873822
• Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Tuesday 8th April 2014

11 Pink-feet were still on the grazing marsh, and on the sea a single Eider and 200 Common Scoters were counted. On the NWT reserve 2 Ruff and 2 Med Gulls were on the pools. At Thornham a Wheatear was seen briefly. Other birds of note included 10 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, a Swallow and a Cetti's Warbler.

 

Monday 7th April 2014 

Again some signs of bird movement today, with 150+ Meadow Pipits counted flying West during the early part of the morning, and at least 8 Swallows noted. A Peregrine was seen over the observatory and a Wheatear was present on the beach.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Billy's Wash this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Common Crane Winterton North Beach in ploughed field viewable S/from small plantation NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 12 Med Gull Wells harbour 18:15 NR23 1AR TF917437
• Norfolk 15 Med Gull Holkham NNR by Lady Anne's Drive late a/noon then flushed by Peregrine NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 2 Male Ring Ouzel 15:20 Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Adult Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Hooded Crow this a/noon Winterton North Dunes + 2 Male Ring Ouzel 11:00 NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Hooded Crow Winterton North Dunes in field 11:15 NR29 4BQ TG496198

Sunday 6th April 2014

A blustery day with some light rain, seawatching today produced 5 Eiders, 2000+ Common Scoters, a Great Crested Grebe and 9 Sandwich Terns. Also of note were a Swallow, a ring-tail Hen Harrier, a Spotted Redshank in Thornham Harbour, 7 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Wheatears, and a Yellow Wagtail over west. At Walsey a single Redwing was flushed from the reserve and 3 Swallows flew past over the Marsh and there was a trickle of Meadow Pipits going west from the front of the hill 

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Adult Male Two-barred Crossbill 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum + Female Two-barred Crossbill & 1st Winter Male Two-barred Crossbill (note this is not the bird present earlier this year which many observers considered to be a wing-barred Common Crossbill) IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 2 Two-barred Crossbill 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum mid a/noon in c/pk IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum near visitor hut 08:20 briefly + Female Two-barred Crossbill near folly 08:10 briefly IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest TG457011

• Norfolk Drake Garganey Titchwell RSPB showing well PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Garganey (drk+fem) Welney WWT from Friends Hide this a/noon PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Hooded Crow 14:45 Winterton near East Somerton viewable N/from Manor Farm Road but elusive NR29 4BQ TG484197
• Norfolk Hooded Crow Winterton by pine plantation + White Wagtail NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Shag Wells in harbour this mrng NR23 1AR TF917437
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Hemsby at Kings Loke NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk 6 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Saturday 5th April 2014

A change of wind direction produced a few migrants, with 3 Sand Martins, 1 Swallow, 10 Chiffchaffs, singing Willow Warbler, 13 Fieldfares in the paddocks, 2 Redwings in the pines, a Yellow Wagtail over calling, 4 Siskins, and 3 Redpoll sp. A drake Pintail was on the NWT pools, and on the sea 2 Eiders, 4,500 Common Scoters, 1 Fulmar and 1 Great Crested Grebe were seen. 25 Pink-feet were still present on the marsh in the afternoon. In the moth trap a Pine Beauty and an Early Grey were noted, and Speckled Wood, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies were also seen.

At Walsey Hills a Med Gull flew by, 2 Redwings were in the scrub and a Blackcap was singing. Butterflies included 2 Holly Blues, a Speckled Wood and a Brimstone.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill 10:50 E/of Munford at Lynford Arboretum W/of Folly IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes viewable from mound in Waveney Forest this evening + 2 Short-eared Owl NR31 9HZ TM451979
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy in 2nd hedge N/of A149 at 17:30 + Sedge Warbler by sea wall PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy N/of A149 at end of 2nd hedge in 2nd field E/of track to Burnham Overy Dunes at 16:55 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Norton this mrng PE31 8DS TF828441
• Norfolk Probable Richard's Pipit Salthouse in fields S/of Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy N/of A149 by track to Dunes at 12:40 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Common Crane Breydon Water over North Wall at 10:05 NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 08:15 Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF853449

• Norfolk 4 Little Gull Barton Broad from viewing platform at end of boardwalk at 16:15 NR12 8AZ TG357222
• Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham in channel in the harbour this afternoon PE36 6NZ TF737438
• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Great Yarmouth Cemetery on south side NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Female Black Redstart Caister-on-Sea among caravans NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Woodlark Winterton North Dunes 200yds SE/of large pine by fence NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Shag Wells Harbour + Adult Yellow-legged Gull
• Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel Burnham Market in fields E/of sub-station btwn Burnham Market & Burnham Thorpe
• Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burgh Castle
• Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Hooded Crow Waxham in field 1/4 N/of Brograve Farm late mrng+hybrid Hooded Crow NR12 0DZ TG440261
• Norfolk Hooded Crow Cromer E/over golf course at 08:00 NR27 9HE TG219423
• Norfolk Hooded Crow S/over Waxham Sands Holiday Park + Woodlark thru N/ & White Wagtail NR29 4EJ
• Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel S/over Happisburgh + Hooded Crow NR12 0PR TG384309
• Norfolk 2+Mealy Redpoll Santon Warren by bridge this mrng
• Norfolk Hooded Crow W/over West Runton at 08:55 + Male Ring Ouzel by old farm buildings
• Norfolk Hen Harrier Cley E/past beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Black Redstart Cley in beach c/pk at 7 07:40 NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Friday 4th April 2014

A male Firecrest was ringed at 3.30pm, and a Blackcap was also caught early morning. A ring-tail Hen Harrier flew through east. Otherwise a relatively quiet day with mist and fog still a feature until the afternoon. A Pale Pinion was in the moth trap.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 3 Snow Goose white morph Thornham Bank in field• Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB flew to Thornham Marsh & lost to view PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard over Denver Sluice at 11:15 + Cetti's Warbler singing & Peregrine over PE38 0AZ TF590011

• Norfolk Black Redstart Poringland on Victory Avenue at S/end on roof at 16:15• Norfolk Firecrest Holme NOA trapped & ringed at 15:30 TF717450• Norfolk Black Redstart Cley in small cemetery across lane from main cemetery at 10:10 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Thursday 3rd April 2014

Another misty and breezy day, 2 Mealy Redpolls were ringed and 8 redpoll sp flew over calling together with 2+ Siskins. 5 Sand Martins also flew through east early afternoon.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Great White Egret 17:30 Rockland St.Mary flew from Rockland Marsh towards Cantley Marsh• Norfolk Great White Egret Cantley Marshes RSPB E/along River Yare this mrng TG378039

• Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Holme NOA trapped & ringed TF717450• Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore + 1st Winter Little Gull on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Whimbrel Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Snow Bunting Salthouse by track 50yds E/of beach c/pk at 15:28 NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136• Norfolk Black Redstart Cley in small cemetery across lane from main cemetery at 14:00 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Drake Garganey Upton Broad & Marshes at 13:30 on small flash 400yds from boatyard• Norfolk Black Redstart Cley in churchyard & gardens NR25 7SA TG049441

• Norfolk Male Redstart Wiveton in garden briefly at 17:30 NR25 7TG TG040434• Norfolk Drake Red-crested Pochard 09:05 Nunnery Lakes on East Lake at the S/end of the permissive path IP24 2YW TL873822

 

Wednesday 2nd April 2014

A foggy day with a brisk east breeze, migration was less marked and seawatching not possible owing to poor visibility, however 2 Willow Warblers were ringed, a Greenshank was at Gore Point, a Sandwich Tern flew east offshore and 6 Fieldfares, 3 Redwings and 10+ Redpoll sp were also seen during the day.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Ring Ouzel Nunnery Lakes until early a/noon IP24 2YW TL873822
• Norfolk Black Redstart Cley next the Sea in the churchyard
• Norfolk 2 Adult Little Gull Barton Broad from end of the boardwalk NR12 8AZ TG357222
• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad from the boardwalk NR29 3HH TG461136
• Norfolk 2 Garganey Welney WWT from Friends Hide mid a/noon PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Male Black Redstart Great Yarmouth at South Denes NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Burgh Castle TG476049

 

Tuesday 1st April 2014 

Best birds today were small numbers of Redpolls caught during the morning, that included 3 Mealies, two crossbills were in the western edge of the Pines and  a Yellowhammer, an unusual bird at the observatory, flew over heading east. Moths today included two Early Thorns, two Early Greys and a Red-green Carpet.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle 14:15
• Norfolk 3 Mealy Redpoll Holme NOA trapped+ringed + 2 Crossbill on W/side of pines TF717450
• Norfolk Hooded Crow Cley at bottom of Old Woman's Lane 16:15 then flew W/over Hilltop
• Norfolk 4 Little Gull Filby Broad this a/noon NR29 3HH TG461136
• Norfolk 2 Black Redstart Great Yarmouth Cemetery this mrng NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Little Gull Reedham 10:15
• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136
• Norfolk 13 Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198

Monday 31st March 2014

Sea watching highlights today included 2 Eider and 7 Red-breasted Merganser and around the observatory area there were at least 10 Chiffchaff and 3 Blackcap. Moths today included 3 Shoulder stripe and a Pine Beauty.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT from Daukes Hide 17:20 NR25 7SA TG049441 • Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT from Reedbed Hide PE14 9TN TL548946 • Norfolk Probable Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 12:00 flew over meadow & landed in reeds viewable from bench NR13 4HS TG341066 • Norfolk Great White Egret Horsey Corner early mrng

• Norfolk Sandwich Tern E/over Buckenham Marshes RSPB this evng NR13 4HW TG351056 • Norfolk Black Redstart Great Yarmouth Cemetery in north section + Firecrest in south section NR30 1DW TG526082 • Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Breydon Water at South Wall this a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048 • Norfolk Black Redstart East Runton at Wyndham Park Lane this mrng • Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136 • Norfolk Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour TG028441 • Norfolk Black Redstart Sidestrand • Norfolk Black Redstart Titchwell at Briarfields Hotel 08:55 PE31 8BB TF758437

 

 

Sunday 30th March 2014

A good day with signs of some early spring migrants arriving; highlights were 33 Pink-feet, a Black-tailed Godwit over the grazing marsh, 2 Sand Martins, a Cetti's Warbler, 25+ Chiffchaffs, 6 Blackcaps, 12 Wheatears between the Golf Course and Thornham Coal Barn, 2 Siskins, at least 7 Redpoll sp, and offshore a Black-necked Grebe drifted round from Old Hunstanton past Holme during the morning, and a Long-tailed Duck, 16 Eiders, 65 Common Scoters and a Red-breasted Merganser flew east. An Oak Beauty was in the moth trap and Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and Comma butterflies were recorded.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum by vis'ctr 12:10 IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Great White Egret Kelling flew W/over village twds Salthouse 08:45

• Norfolk 4+Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum by feeders showing well IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB this evng + 2 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Black Redstart 16:40 Titchwell opp In Focus shop PE31 8BB TF758437
• Norfolk Black Redstart Hunstanton by A149 on roof of K.Brown garage 15:45 PE36 5HP
• Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme at Gore Point late a/noon showing well
• Norfolk Black Redstart Titchwell village at Briarfields Hotel early a/noon PE31 8BB TF758437
• Norfolk Female Black Redstart Norwich in Lakenham off A147 on Corton Road on roof of Clyffe Cottages 13:50 NR1 3BS
• Norfolk Adult Summer Black-necked Grebe off Holme NWT + Long-tailed Duck TF715449
• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Snettisham RSPB in pines by c/pk + 20 Lesser Redpoll TF650328
• Norfolk Male Hen Harrier E/over Weybourne 08:25 NR25 7SR TG111435

• Norfolk Black Redstart Horsey Mere on E/side TG456223

 

Saturday 29th March 2014

A quieter day with relatively few migrants, Siskins were passing overhead with 10 counted over the Observatory, and 2 Bullfinches were in the scrub near the heligoland trap. At least 5 Chiffchaffs were around the reserve. Peacock Butterfly, Comma and Emperor Moth were flying in the sunshine and in the moth trap 7 Hebrew Characters, a Small Quaker, 2 Red Chestnuts and a Grey Shoulder-Knot were also recorded.

At Walsey Hills a Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaffs, 1 Swallow and 1 Grey Wagtail were recorded.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 3 Two-barred Crossbill late a/noon Lynford Arboretum in larches by the vis centre IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 2 Two-barred Crossbill 15:47b (ad m + ad f) Lynford Arboretum showing well by the entrance IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Great White Egret Salthouse on marsh from the A149 mid a/noon NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Cley NWT in Eye Field this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441

• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Lynford Arboretum by the stream E/of the lake IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Burgh Castle this mrng
• Norfolk 3 Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery late a/noon NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk 2 Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery in the south section this a/noon NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Red Kite over Hingham 13:00
• Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum showing well this a/noon + several Firecrest IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Black Redstart Blakeney Point NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on the beach + 7 Velvet Scoter & 2500 Common Scoter offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk crossbill sp (poss Two-barred or hybrid with Common) Lynford Arboretum by the brick arch this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton South Dunes at the oaks NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Friday 28th March 2014

A hazy spring day with a cutting easterly breeze. The Wheatear was still on the east bank all day, and a Brambling and a Nuthatch were calling in the pines. A Spotted Redshank was at Thornham Harbour, a Cetti's Warbler was singing near the Hun bridge. 7 Chiffchaffs were singing around the recording area and 2 Mealy Redpolls flew over east. Moths were sparse with just 3 Hebrew Characters, 1 Red Chestnut and a Dotted Border.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 2+Two-barred Crossbill E/of Munford at Lynford Arboretum this a/noon + 5 Hawfinch IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from Waveney Forest mound. From picnic site W/of New Road take track NW/to view TG457011• Norfolk Richard's Pipit NE/of Salthouse in fields E/of Gramborough Hill at 10:20 + Great White Egret NR25 7XW TG085441

• Norfolk Snow Bunting Happisburgh late a/noon NR12 0PR TG384309• Norfolk 3 Little Gull 2ad+1w Barton Broad this a/noon NR12 8AZ TG357222• Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach + Osprey thru this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in avenue on ground by feeders IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll 11:00 Norwich at UEA Broad view only from behind fence• Norfolk 2 Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour viewable from NE/end of Stiffkey Fen + Probable Black-throated Diver TG028441• Norfolk 2 Ruddy Shelduck Fring till 09:00 on small pond then flew N/• Norfolk 28 Adult Med Gull Stiffkey Fen at 09:25 NR23 1QW TF990438

 

Thursday 27th March 2014

A lovely male Wheatear was hanging around on the east bank all day, and 2 Crossbills flew over calling. A Jay in the pines was unusual. 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 4 Two-barred Crossbill 3 male E/of Munford at Lynford Arboretum 15:00 in larches by visitor centre c/pk IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk 5+Two-barred Crossbill 3+male E/of Munford at Lynford Arboretum in larches by visitor centre c/pk at 10:00 showing on & off IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Richard's Pipit NE/of Salthouse in fields S/of Gramborough Hill at 13:00 NR25 7XW TG085441• Norfolk Great White Egret S/over Halvergate Marshes then over Berney Marshes at 10:05• Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT from observatory at 09:00 PE14 9TN TL548946

• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad from boardwalk this mrng NR29 3HH TG461136• Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB over seawall late mrng TF650328• Norfolk 2 Adult Little Gull Barton Broad from the viewing platform at the end of the boardwalk NR12 8AZ TG357222• Norfolk Possible Juvenile Peregrine form (form tundrius) Cley NWT at 08:07 then flew towards Beach Road, East Bank open NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Wednesday 26th March 2014 

A cold windy day, with the best birds being a pair of Pintail and at least five Black-tailed Godwits on the Broadwater, and an immature male Eider on the sea.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 3 Two-barred Crossbill (2 males) Lynford Arboretum in larches by the construction works mid a/noon then flew twds the c/pk + 3 Hawfinch in area & Lesser Spotted Woodpecker IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk 2 White Stork over Filby Broad this a/noon NR29 3HH TG461136

• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136

 

Tuesday 25th March 2014

Birds of interest today included single Wheatears near the golf course and at Thornham Harbour, Siskin over the observatory, c200 + Brent Geese on the grazing Marsh and 40 Avocet on the Broadwater.

 Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 1st Winter Male Two-barred Crossbill 13:40 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum by stream just E/of lake + 3+Hawfinch IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 1st Winter Male Two-barred Crossbill 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum by stream just E/of lake 09:50 + 2 Hawfinch IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT from main obs 16:00 PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Salthouse 1/4ml E/of Beach Road c/pk in field S/of Gramborough Hill this mrng NR25 7XW TG085441
 

Monday 24th March 2014

A day of glorious sunshine, with 7 species of raptor recorded; a wing-tagged Red Kite drifted east, at least 3 Marsh Harriers were seen, a Sparrowhawk, 9 Common Buzzards, a Kestrel was hunting the east bank, a Merlin flew through east over the east bank mid morning, and a Peregrine was hunting on the beach, killing and eating a Sanderling. On the sea 2 Eiders, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 5010 Common Scoters, a Goldeneye and 10 Fulmars were all recorded. At least 5 Chiffchaffs were in the area of the reserve and 2 Wheatears were on the NWT reserve on fields south of Broadwater Road.

Norfolk
• Norfolk 2+Two-barred Crossbill 16:05 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum by stream left of path to lake IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 3 Two-barred Crossbill (2 males+fem) 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum by entrance in larches showing well IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Great White Egret NNW/of King's Lynn at Admiralty Point
• Norfolk Great White Egret Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform this mrng but no further sign by 11:35 NR29 3LS TG463152
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Great White Egret Ormesby Broad NR29 3LS TG463152
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest TG457011

• Norfolk 3 Long-tailed Duck off Holme NOA TF717450
• Norfolk Male Snow Bunting Salthouse in dunes right of beach c/pk 16:30 NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Drake Garganey Hockwold Washes 15:00
• Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier E/thru Thornham Harbour + Spotted Redshank PE36 6NZ TF737438
• Norfolk No Sign Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad 12:15 NR29 3HH TG461136
• Norfolk 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham by George pub with Turnstones
• Norfolk 3 Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour 11:45 TG028441
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136
• Norfolk 3 Snow Bunting Thornham Point PE36 6NZ TF737438
 

Sunday 23rd March 2014

A more unsettled day with some heavy showers and thunder in the afternoon. On the sea 6 Eiders, 1025 Common Scoter, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, and 4 Fulmars were counted, while a Peregrine, 120+ Brent Geese, 20 Avocets and 6 Chiffchaffs were also recorded.

At Walsey Hills the Firecrest was still present and 4 Chiffchaffs were also in the scrub.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 5 Two-barred Crossbill (4 males+fem) 14:30 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum just S/of brick folly IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 4 Two-barred Crossbill (3 males+fem) 13:00 1ml E/of Mundford at Lynford Arboretum IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 4+Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 11:00 IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 2 Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum 09:25 + 30+Crossbill IP26 5HW TL822943 

• Norfolk Black Brant Stiffkey on saltmarsh 16:45 NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide 17:45 + Ruddy Shelduck PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk Male Firecrest 1ml E/of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA 15:20 briefly NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Snow Bunting Happisburgh on clifftop near coastguard watchpoint NR12 0PR TG384309
• Norfolk 9 Purple Sandpiper Sea Palling on offshore rocks NR12 0UX TG432271
• Norfolk Male Hen Harrier NW/over Holme NWT TF715449
• Norfolk 2 Sandwich Tern Blakeney Point this mrng NR25 7DJ TG007464

Saturday 22nd March 2014

Beautiful sunshine and another strong breeze produced some interesting birds; a male Hen Harrier was at Thornham and 3 Buzzards and a Peregrine were up along the ridge. Over 800 Golden Plover were also on the ridge, and at least 7 Chiffchaffs were around the recording area. 2 Crossbills and around 20 Redwings flew over the village early morning, and a Brambling was heard. A White Wagtail and a Lapland Bunting along Thornham bank were also of note.

At Walsey Hills a Firecrest was in the scrub.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 1st Winter Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum near the c/pk early a/noon + 2 Hawfinch in hornbeams near the lakes IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes from the mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM451979

• Norfolk Firecrest S/end of Walsey Hills NOA NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT from Lyle Hide + Swallow PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk 3 Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor on feeders this a/noon NR21 9GN TF901303
• Norfolk Hooded Crow Happisburgh + Snow Bunting NR12 0PR TG384309
• Norfolk 4 Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor on feeders this mrng NR21 9GN TF901303
• Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck Kimberley at Kimberley Park in field by R.Tiffey

 

Friday 21st March 2014

Another bright but blustery day, a Cetti's Warbler was calling behind the paddocks and at least 6 Chiffchaffs were around the recording area. A single Tree Sparrow was also of note. Moths included 3 Early Greys, 2 Common Quakers, 4 Hebrew Characters, 2 Shoulder Stripes, 3 Red Chestnuts and a Clouded Drab.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant 15:50 Stiffkey on saltmarsh off campsite c/pk with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island late mrng viewable from Waveney Forest mound TG457011
• Norfolk Glaucous Gull Overstrand following boat at 10:45 NR27 0PF TG246410
• Norfolk 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham at E/end of promenade NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk Adult Little Gull Barton Broad NR12 8AZ TG357222
• Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT just N/of Arnold's Marsh on shingle ridge NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Black Redstart Weybourne in paddock S/of station at 12:20 NR25 7SR TG111435
• Norfolk 5+Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor NR on feeders NR21 9GN TF901303
• Norfolk Female/Immature Black Redstart 09:45 Weybourne at E/end of railway station NR25 7SR TG111435
• Norfolk Snow Bunting Hunstanton S/over cliffs this mrng PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk Female/Immature Black Redstart Happisburgh in 1st garden N/of Cart Gap c/pk NR12 0PR TG384309
• Norfolk Male Firecrest E/of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA singing NR25 7SA TG062439
• Norfolk Hooded Crow S/over Happisburgh at 06:45 NR12 0PR TG384309
 

Thursday 20th March 2014

A very windy day, some migrants were moving ahead of the approaching weather front. More than 20 Chiffchaffs were around the pines and regular groups of Redwings were flying through during the morning. 70 Linnets were around Gore Point and 60+ Goldfinches were in the pines in the afternoon.

 

Wednesday 19th March 2014

A cracking Wheatear was in Thornham Harbour early afternoon. Also of note were a Chiffchaff, a female Crossbill in the pines, a flock of over 300 Pink-feet flying east, 3 Black-tailed Godwits also in Thornham Harbour, and a Brambling calling on the reserve.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 6 Parrot Crossbill midday near Brandon at Grimes Graves in scots pines just SW/of the inclosure at c) TL813895

• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 14:20 Admiralty Point along the sea wall NE/of Ongar Hill Farm + 2 Hen Harrier
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 13:05 Admiralty Point along the sea wall NE/of Ongar Hill Farm
• Norfolk Probable Richard's Pipit 12:50 E/of Kings Lynn Ashwicken Pits with wagtail flock on peninsula of rough ground that juts into pit
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard late mrng Haddiscoe Marshes from mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM451979

• Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy off path to Gun Hill early evng PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Adult Little Gull Hemsby on the sea NR29 4JG TG506172

 

Tuesday 18th March 2014

Highlights today were 2 Crossbills in the pines, and on the sea 3 Eiders, 4,000 Common Scoters, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers and a single Fulmar. Moth numbers are building steadily with 2 Early Grey, 2 Mottled Grey, 4 Shoulder Stripe, 1 Clouded Drab, 2 Early Thorn, 1 Hebrew Character, and 4 common micro sp recorded.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Probable Female Parrot Crossbill Felbrigg - no further details
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham NNR E/of Lady Anne's Drive 10:00 NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard NNW/of King's Lynn at mouth of River Ouse on NE/side over saltmarsh viewable from seawall NE/of Ongar Hill Farm 11:25 + Great White Egret on saltmarsh NE/of River Ouse mouth & 2 Adult Black Brant PE30 2QA TF600225
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes 08:00 PE31 8JJ TF853449 

• Norfolk 2 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour viewable from NE/end of Stiffkey Fen + Great Northern Diver TG028441

Monday 17th March 2014

Another lovely sunny spring day, the best bird was a stunning close-up Red Kite drifting just the other side of the Broadwater. Seawatching produced 5 Eiders, 5 Goldeneye, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 7 Fulmars, 3 Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes and 3 auk sp. 170 Redwings flew over early morning, and a single Redpoll sp also flew over calling.

 

Sunday 16th March 2014

A sunny and breezy day, today's highlights were a Chiffchaff near the Obs, a male Stonechat on the east bank, 28 Redwings over the paddocks in the morning, and at least 30 Siskins over during the day. 24 Avocets were around the Broadwater and NWT pools, and 4 Buzzards were circling south of the grazing marsh. A Brimstone, Peacock and Small Tortoiseshell butterflies were noted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report 4 Parrot Crossbill Sheringham in Sheringham Park by Bower Pond 11:00 TQ138413
• Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT this mrng + Spoonbill NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Common Crane SW/over Hingham 13:30
• Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull 4mls ESE/of Attleborough flew SW/over Bunwell 07:20
• Norfolk Black Redstart btw Great Yarmouth & Hemsby by allotments by racecourse
• Norfolk 3 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum 15:00 IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy Dunes E/of path to Gun Hill 15:30 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Firecrest Holkham Pines 150yds W/of N/end of Lady Anne's Drive NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter S/past Hopton-on-Sea late mrng NR31 9SE TM535997
 

Saturday 15th March 2014

A cloudy start gave way to glorious sunshine in the afternoon, with a cool breeze throughout. A quieter day today, highlights were 9 Avocets, a Chiffchaff and a flock of 50 Brent Geese on the grazing marsh.

 

The NOA's new weekend Warden at Walsey Hills, David Bratt, reserve began his new post today, with a Merlin and 3 singing Chiffchaffs seen, together with 3 Common Lizards basking in the sun!

 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney by A1101 in field btw Welney village & Gold Hill with Little Egrets
• Norfolk Iceland Gull 10:10 Blakeney Harbour . View from N/of Stiffkey Fen TG028441
• Norfolk Iceland Gull W/past Sheringham this mrng NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk Iceland Gull 09:10 W/past Salthouse NR25 7XW TG082443

• Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198

Friday 14th March 2014

A misty start gave way to a lovely spring day, with sightings including 4 Pintail, a Peregrine, 28 Avocets, a Chiffchaff singing at the top of beach road, a single Stonechat near the Broadwater, a flock of at least 4 Siskins and 2 Crossbills in the pines. A Barn Owl was hunting in the village in the early evening.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT flew E/towards Pope's Marsh at 10:00 NR25 7SA TG049441

• Norfolk 3+Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in roost this evng PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Black-necked Grebe 13:50 Snettisham RSPB on pit between Rotary Hide & Shore Hide TF650328

 

Thursday 13th March 2014 

Another misty start which cleared mid morning producing a fine sunny day. Birds of interest included at least three Chiffchaffs in the area, and a Snow Bunting flew over the East bank. Moths in the trap today included Pale Pinion and Early Grey.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Possible 2 Parrot Crossbill NE/of Norwich NE/over Costessy Pits at 08:45

• Norfolk Spoonbill over Titchwell RSPB at 14:30 + Ringtail Hen Harrier PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 3 Shorelark Blakeney Point + Glaucous Gull, Mealy Redpoll & 2 Great Northern Diver, Sand Martin NR25 7DJ TG007464• Norfolk Spoonbill 09:15 Cley NWT E/along shingle bank past Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441

• Norfolk 1+Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum early a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in roost early evng PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Little Gull Happisburgh this mrng NR12 0PR TG384309

 

Wednesday 12th March 2014 

A misty start which turned in to  a fine sunny day. Some signs of visible migration early morning with several small flocks of Siskin and Redpoll overflying the observatory and heading East. Other sightings of note included at least 30 Avocet on the Broadwater, and single Red-throated Diver and Red-breasted Merganser on the sea. The moth trap contained both Grey shoulder knot and Shoulder stripe, and Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock were on the wing.

 Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Great White Egret Surlingham Church Marsh RSPB NR14 7DF

• Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB reported but flew off NR13 4HS TG341066

• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Sheringham on W/slope of Skelding Hill on coastal path near the golf course but mobile NR26 8BQ TG159435

• Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB S/of Rotary Hide TF650328

• Norfolk Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour + 2 Great Northern Diver View from N/of Stiffkey TG028441

• Norfolk Hawfinch Nunnery Lakes briefy just SW/of the hide 08:35 then flew NWn IP24 2YW TL873822

 

 

Tuesday 11th March 2014

At least six Marsh harrier and four Buzzards were visible from the observatory today, plus a  Red Kite that eventually drifted close by and over the east bank. A single Snow Bunting was on the beach and a Chiffchaff was singing at the rear of Redwell Marsh. A single Dotted Border was in the moth trap, and a Small Tortoiseshell was also seen.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 7 Parrot Crossbill 1.5mls S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in Edgefield Woods in clearing 09:45. Park only in field

• Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Stiffkey flew E/over saltmarsh this evng NR23 1QL TF975431 • Norfolk Spoonbill Salthouse flew E/over marsh 17:45 NR25 7XW TG082443

• Norfolk Snow Bunting Holme on beach

• Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery in S/section NR30 1DW TG526082 • Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB on pits opp Rotary Hide 14:30 TF650328 • Norfolk 2 Black-throated Diver Winterton off c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198 • Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Thetford at Nunnery Lakes trapped+ringed 07:15 IP24 2YW TL873822

 

Monday 10th March 2014

Three Sand Martins were feeding over the reserve early this morning, moving on when the cloud lifted. Also of note were 6 Crossbills, 12 Siskins and a Brambling calling in the pines.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT on Pope's Marsh this evng + Bittern NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Probable 2nd Winter Kumlien's Gull Winterton viewable from c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198

• Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham btw lifeboat station & Crown pub NR26 8BQ TG159435

 

 

Sunday 9th March 2014

Another breezy but warm and sunny day. On the sea two Eiders, 2000 Common Scoters, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Fulmars and 2 Great Crested Grebes were counted. 2 Red Kites, a Common Buzzard, 250 Golden Plovers, 6 Avocets, a male Stonechat, 4 Siskins and 2 singing Chiffchaffs were also recorded today. A Common Crane was circling high over Holme Village. Two Common Quakers were in the moth trap, and a Peacock and a Small Tortoiseshell were around the Observatory in the sunshine.

 

Saturday 8th March 2014

A breezy day but with some warm sunshine, today's highlights were 5 Pink-feet still on the grazing marsh, a Common Buzzard, an Avocet on the NWT pools, 400+ Golden Plover, 2 Siskins over the village calling, and 2 Bullfinches along the river Hun.

In the moth trap a Mottled Grey, a March Moth and a Common Quaker were caught.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill early mrng 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 in the clearing in Edgefield Woods.

• Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh late a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard late a/noon Haddiscoe Marshes from the mound in Waveney Forest at TG457011
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Ongar Hill at Admiralty Point this a/noon + Adult Black Brant on the River Great Ouse
• Norfolk Iceland Gull Thornham at the harbour late mrng but distant PE36 6NZ TF737438
• Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull 09:20 Titchwell RSPB on the beach + 20+Velvet Scoter offshore PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Friday 7th March 2014

A day of two halves, with rain in the morning clearing to a beautiful spring afternoon. On the sea an Eider, 3000+ Common Scoters, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Fulmars and 5 Great Crested Grebes were counted, a Spotted Redshank was in Thornham Harbour, a Cetti's Warbler was calling and 500+ Golden Plover were on the grazing marshes. 2 Rock Pipits were also near Thornham Harbour and 45 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 7 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt this a/noon W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods.Park in field not along road

• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard NNW/of King's Lynn at Admiralty Point + Great White Egret PE30 2QA TF631204• Norfolk Glossy Ibis N/of Breydon Water flew S/1ml W/of Great Yarmouth NR31 9QB TG464048• Norfolk 3 Common Crane Between Horsey Mill & Somerton this a/noon in field with Pink-footed Geese

• Norfolk 45 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR on beach beyond golf course + Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour• Norfolk 1+Firecrest Lynford Arboretum in spruce near arch at 14:20 IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk 2 Black-necked Grebe Blakeney Harbour + 5 Great Northern Diver & Pale-bellied Brent Goose TG028441• Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Nunnery Lakes at 08:00 IP24 2YW TL873822

 

Thursday 6th March 2014

On the sea today an Eider, 3,300 Common Scoters, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers and 5 Great Crested Grebes were recorded. A Common Buzzard was on the grazing marsh as were two Avocets.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cantley Marshes RSPB on 1st pool right of track to pumping station TG378039• Norfolk Bean Goose N/over Happisburgh this mrng NR12 0PR TG384309

• Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Morston Quay over saltmarsh + Greenshank & 4 Water Pipit NR25 7DJ TG011444

 

Wednesday 5th March 2014

Three Siskins flew over calling, a Water Rail was calling and a Cetti's Warbler was near the edge of Broadwater.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 6 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 in the clearing in Edgefield Woods. Park only in field not along road
• Norfolk at least 5 Parrot Crossbill early mrng 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 in the clearing in Edgefield Woods.

• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Martham Ferry just E/of Cess Road pay+display c/pk
• Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Cantley Beet Factory early a/noon NR13 3JA TG389037

• Norfolk Short-eared Owl on mars N/of Ongar Hill TF574257
• Norfolk White Wagtail Weybourne Camp on the coastal footpath
• Norfolk Adult Little Gull Barton Broad NR12 8AZ TG357222

 

Tuesday 4th March 2014

Highlights today were an Eider, 5000 Comon Scoters, 24 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers and 12 Fulmars offshore, a Stonechat near the Observatory and 12 Snow Buntings on the beach.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Possible 1st Winter Male Two-barred Crossbill E/of Munford at Lynford Arboretum by puddle at 11:45 IP26 5HW TL822943

• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes viewed from mound in Waveney Forest at 17:30 + 2 Short-eared Owl NR31 9HZ TM451979• Norfolk 2 Common Crane Norwich SW/over Upton Road at 10:45 NR2 1AW TG228084• Norfolk 3 Common Crane 09:45 between Acle Bridge & Billockby in field by metal barn

• Norfolk Water Pipit Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037• Norfolk Adult Little Gull Barton Broad NR12 8AZ TG357222• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll 12:50 W/of Norwich at UEA on feeders at E/end of UEA Broad. View only from main path NR2 1AW TG228084• Norfolk 12+Snow Bunting Holm-next-the-Sea on shingle. From end of Beach Road take path thru golf course to view• Norfolk No Sign Waxwing Norwich at Earlham by John Innes Centre by 08:10 NR4 7UH

 

Monday 3rd March 2014

Sea watching today produced counts of c5000 Common Scoter, 20 Eider, 10 Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Fulmar, 6 Red-throated Diver. At least six Buzzards were also noted with a hundred or so Golden Plover still present on the grazing marsh.  

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk Great White Egret NNW/of King's Lynn at Ongar Hill PE30 2QA TF631204• Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull from E/end of Cantley Beet Factory in fields below the barns flew NE/ early a/noon NR13 3JA TG389037• Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull from E/end of Cantley Beet Factory in fields below the barns NR13 3JA TG389037• Norfolk Spoonbill back at E/end of Breydon Water from Breydon bridge early a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048• Norfolk Spoonbill at E/end of Breydon Water flew high E/ 10:40 NR31 9QB TG464048• Norfolk Spoonbill at E/end of Breydon Water from Breydon bridge NR31 9QB TG464048

• Norfolk Waxwing Norwich at Earlham by John Innes Centre at 15:00 NR4 7UH• Norfolk 1st Winter Waxwing Norwich by the John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, this mrng then flew twds the cricket ground NR4 7UH• Norfolk 12 Purple Sandpiper Sea Palling NR12 0UX TG432271

 

Sunday 2nd March 2014 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill Waveney Forest by the log pile W/of the c/pk today + Rough-legged Buzzard

• Norfolk 15 Parrot Crossbill late mrng 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 in the clearing in Edgefield Woods.

• Norfolk Male Parrot Crossbill Waveney Forest by the log pile W/of the c/pk mid mrng

• Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Cantley Marshes RSPB then flew E/of the beet factory + Water Pipit TG378039

• Norfolk Spoonbill Burgh Castle at dusk

• Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide this evng + c)100 White-fronted Goose

• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Happisburgh NR12 0PR TG384309

• Norfolk Black Brant btw Cockthorpe & Langham at Langham Airfield

• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 11:00 Potter Heigham on march N/of R.Thames from footpath heading N/from the bridge

• Norfolk 2 Common Crane Acle Bridge in field behind the large metal barn NR13 3AS

• Norfolk Reported Waxwing Norwich at Lakenham on A147 Bracondale NR2 1AW TG228084 • Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Stiffkey late a/noon NR23 1QL TF975431

• Norfolk 3 Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour from NE/end of Stiffkey Fen TG028441

• Norfolk Waxwing 10:00 Norwich at the John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, by the reception NR4 7UH

• Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll at the E/end of UEA Broad on feeders. Pls do not enter feeder area, view from path

• Norfolk Waxwing Norwich at the John Innes Centre, Colney Lane, this mrng NR4 7UH

 

Saturday 1st March 2014

On the sea 1500 Common Scoters and 16 Red-breasted Mergansers were noted, a  Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Spotted Redshanks were in Thornham Harbour, a Cetti's Warbler was calling near the Broadwater and 3 Bullfinches were on the reserve. A Kingfisher flew along the river Hun later afternoon.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

• Norfolk at least 2 Parrot Crossbill midday Waveney Forest with Common Crossbills
• Norfolk Possible Female White-winged Scoter Titchwell RSPB has been identified as a Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 14 Parrot Crossbill midday 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 in the clearing in Edgefield Woods.

• Norfolk Common Crane Acle Bridge in field behind the large metal barn NR13 3AS
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard at midday Haddiscoe Marshes from the mound in Waveney Forest
• Norfolk Spoonbill Salthouse E/of the road this a/noon NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Spoonbill E/over Cley NWT this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull N/past Hemsby mid mrng NR29 4JG TG506172

• Norfolk Black Redstart Cart Gap from end of Doggett's Lane
• Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy But No Sign Rough-legged Buzzard by dusk PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk No further sign Waxwing Colney at the John Innes Centre this a/noon NR4 7UH
• Norfolk 18 Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Common Redpoll Nunnery Lakes IP24 2YW TL873822
• Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll at the E/end of UEA Broad on feeders. Pls do not enter feeder area, view from path
• Norfolk Waxwing Colney at the John Innes Centre NR4 7UH
• Norfolk Great Northern Diver N/past Hemsby early mrng NR29 4JG TG506172

Friday 28th February 2014
• Norfolk No Sign Possible White-winged Scoter 13:45 Titchwell RSPB + 25 Velvet Scoter present showing very well PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Possible Female White-winged Scoter reported Titchwell RSPB this mrng with Velvet Scoters PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 15+Parrot Crossbill 1ml SSE/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods .Park in field not along road• Norfolk Parrot Crossbill reported W/ over Aylmerton at junction of Sandy Lane & Tower Road calling at 07:15
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes from mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM451979• Norfolk Juvenile Iceland Gull Cantley Marshes RSPB between Burnt House Lane & beet factory early a/noon TG378039
• Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll W/of Norwich at UEA Bbroad on feeders at E/end. View only from main path NR2 1AW TG228084• Norfolk Black-throated Diver Horsey Mere TG456223

Thursday 27th February 2014
Three Stonechats were again on the east bank, 2 Water Rails were calling from the reeds and at 2 Avocets were around the Broadwater.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 6 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods .Park in field not along road
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy over Gun Hill at 16:30 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Firecrest Winterton South Dunes 40yds S/of Hermanus Restaurant in brambles NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Waxwing Norwich at Earlham by John Innes Centre at 11:25 NR4 7UH• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll NNE/of Dereham at Billingford on garden feeder with Lesser Redpolls

Wednesday 26th February 2014
A blustery but sunny day, with sea watching producing counts of 23 Great crested Grebes, 3 Red-throated Divers and 5 Red-breasted Mergansers. 2 Avocets were on the broadwater and 3 Stonechats were along the east bank.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk at least 5 Parrot Crossbill this a/noon 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 in the clearing in Edgefield Woods. + 17 Common Crossbill
• Norfolk Great White Egret Ongar Hill
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 14:30 NNW/of King's Lynn at Ongar Hill along the sea wall
• Norfolk 2 Common Crane N/ of Acle Bridge in field behind the large metal barn NR13 3AS
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 11:45 NNW/of King's Lynn at Ongar Hill showing well hovering above the sea wall
• Norfolk 8 Common Crane NW/over Welney WWT this mrng PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk 10+Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore + Female Scaup on Patsy's Pool PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham in the harbour PE36 6NZ TF737438
• Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery in NE/corner of the south section NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll at the E/end of UEA Broad on feeders. Pls do not enter feeder area, view from path
• Norfolk 7 Common Redpoll Nunnery Lakes ringed before 08:15 IP24 2YW TL873822
• Norfolk Firecrest early mrng Winterton Dunes NNR S/of the Hermanus Restaurant + 70 Snow Bunting on North Beach NR29 4BQ TG496198 <

Tuesday 25th February 2014
Birds of note today included a flock of 44 Snow Buntings and two Greenshank at Gore Point, 14 Avocet on the Broadwater and 5 Twite, a Merlin and 15 Bewick's Swans recorded at nearby Thornham Harbour.

Monday 24th February 2014
A lovely start to the day, with cloud and rain developing in the afternoon. A Water Rail was calling from the reeds and 4 Avocets were on the Broadwater. At Gore Point a Greenshank was feeding. Four Snow Buntings flew over calling.
Norfolk News from bIrdnet
• Norfolk 15 Parrot Crossbill mid a/noon 1.5mls S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in Edgefield Woods in clearing. Park only in field • Norfolk 15 Parrot Crossbill 1.5mls S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in Edgefield Woods in clearing + 22 Crossbill . Park only in field • Norfolk 9+Parrot Crossbill Waveney Forest by log pile W/of c/pk 13:10 showing well
Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field 15:30 NR25 7SA TG049441 • Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard NNW/of King's Lynn at River Ouse mouth on NE/side viewable from seawall NE/of Ongar Hill Farm 10:30 TF600255
Woodlark E/over Sidestrand early mrng + 18 Crossbill NR27 0LT TG265395 • Norfolk 3 Mealy Redpoll 2mls W/of Norwich at UEA on feeders at E/end of UEA Broad 07:55 + 10 Lesser Redpoll


Sunday 23rd February 2014
Another blustery day but dry with some sunshine. On the sea today 3,000+ Common Scoters, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, a single Fulmar and 10 Great Crested Grebes were seen. A female Stonechat was along the east bank.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 16 Parrot Crossbill 1.5mls S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in Edgefield Woods in clearing. Park only in field
• Norfolk 13 Parrot Crossbill Waveney Forest at S/end of log piles 07:25
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest TG457011
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes at W/end of Holkham Pines 16:50 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cockthorpe airfield in field by road this a/noon
• Norfolk 4 Common Crane S/of Horsey Mill on E/side of road to West Somerton 13:22
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 12:30 NNW/of King's Lynn at River Ouse mouth on NE/side viewable from seawall NE/of Ongar Hill Farm TF600255
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 09:55 NNW/of King's Lynn at River Ouse mouth on NE/side viewable from seawall NE/of Ongar Hill Farm
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham NNR from Washington Hide 08:45 NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard NNW/of King's Lynn at River Ouse mouth on NE/side viewable from seawall NE/of Ongar Hill Farm 08:30 TF600255
• Norfolk 4 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour this a/noon + 4 Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, 3 Long-tailed Duck & Male Hen Harrier TG028441
• Norfolk Waxwing Norwich on Ber Street opp John Lewis at The Pot Company NR1 3EJ
• Norfolk 35 Snow Bunting Holme NWT 11:30 + Drake Long-tailed Duck off beach 12:00 TF715449
• Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Thetford at Nunnery Lakes - permit only IP24 2YW TL873822

Saturday 22nd February 2014
Highlights today were a Barn Owl hunting near the NOA car park, 250 Golden Plover east over the ridge, a single Black-tailed Godwit and Spotted Redshank and a flock of 9 Twite at Thornham. Two Siskins were in the pines and a single Rock Pipit flew over.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 18+Parrot Crossbill Waveney Forest today
• Norfolk 16 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 in the clearing in Edgefield Woods 11:00. + 6 Common Crossbill Park only in field not along road
• Norfolk at least 2 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 in the clearing in Edgefield Woods today. Park only in field not along road
• Norfolk 10 Parrot Crossbill 08:30 Waveney Forest in trees in the c/pk
• Norfolk Black Brant Wells Harbour 13:00 with Dark-bellied Brents
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy over Gun Hill late a/noon then flew W/over Scolt Head + Short-eared Owl PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard NNW/of King's Lynn at Ongar Hill mid a/noon but mobile
• Norfolk Great White Egret Ongar Hill on the river from Admiralty Point
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard NNW/of King's Lynn at Ongar Hill along the sea wall
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 10:45 Holkham Freshmarsh on far hedge from Lady Ann's Drive
• Norfolk Probable Black Brant Stiffkey Fen with Dark-bellied Brents NR23 1QW TF990438
• Norfolk Probable Black Brant or hybrid Cley NWT off East Bank with Pale-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Gramborough Hill this mrng NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 09:00 Haddiscoe Marshes from the mound in Waveney Forest at TG457011
• Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery with tit flock but elusive NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Black Redstart Cart Gap from end of Doggett's Lane
• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll at the E/end of UEA Broad on feeders. Pls do not enter feeder area, view from path
• Norfolk 80+Snow Bunting Winterton South Dunes on the beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + Scaup & Snow Bunting PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 8 Common Redpoll Nunnery Lakes trapped/ringed by 11:00 IP24 2YW TL873822
• Norfolk 39 Velvet Scoter late mrng on sea off Titchwell RSPB + 2000 Common Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 9 Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour + Slavonian Grebe TG028441
• Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour + 9 Twite & Male Hen Harrier PE36 6NZ TF737438
• Norfolk Black-throated Diver Martham Broad on North Broad NR29 4DJ TG459202
• Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Firecrest Winterton South Dunes S/of the Hermanus Restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198

Friday 21st February 2014
A blustery day but some spring sunshine to take the edge off. Seabird highlights were 6 Eiders, 5000 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 14 Red-throated Divers, 27 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Fulmars, 19 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Kittiwakes. Also of interest were a Peregrine hunting the grazing marsh, and a single Crossbill calling in the pines.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 16 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt this a/noon W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods.Park in field not along road• Norfolk 2+Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods.Park in field not along road
• Norfolk 3 Shorelark Blakeney Point NR25 7DJ TG007464• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard NNW/of King's Lynn E/of Great Ouse viewed N/from Lynn Point + Male Hen Harrier PE30 2QA TF631204
• Norfolk 6 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum briefly + Firecrest & 3 Common Crossbill IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB over Thornham Marsh at 08:20 PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 4 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour viewable from NE/end of Stiffkey Fen + 5 Great Northern Diver & Long-tailed Duck wellingtons recomended TG028441• Norfolk Waxwing 08:20 Norwich on Ber Street opposite John Lewis by The Pot Company NR1 3EJ TG228084• Norfolk Black-throated Diver Martham Broad on N/side this mrng NR29 4DJ TG459202

Thursday 20th February 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 12 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods.Park in field not along road• Norfolk 1+Parrot Crossbill midday 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods.Park in field not along road
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard reported NW/of King's Lynn at Ongar Hill + 12 Twite at Admiralty Point TF595255• Norfolk Great White Egret 15:45 NW/of King's Lynn between Ongar Hill & Admiralty Point on marsh W/of Great Ouse TF595255• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest this a/noon. From picnic site W/of New Road follow track NW + 2 Hen Harrier 1 male TG457011• Norfolk Adult Black Brant reported 13:20 Wells on pitch & putt course with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR23 1AR TF917437• Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Martham till 13:30 in field E/of Cess Road pay&display c/pk then flew over river NR29 4DJ TG438191
• Norfolk 3 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour viewable from NE/end of Stiffkey Fen, very muddy TG028441• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe 10:30 Blakeney Harbour viewable from Morston C/pk + 3 Great Northern Diver TG028441• Norfolk Female Scaup Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool + Male Hen Harrier, 2 Spotted Redshank & 2 Snow Bunting on beach PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Waxwing Norwich on Ber Street opposite John Lewis by The Pot Company NR1 3EJ TG228084• Norfolk Possible Greenland Redpoll Nunnery Lakes NR trapped & ringed early mrng + 8 Mealy Redpoll ,permit only IP24 2YW TL873822

Wednesday 19th February 2014
A pleasant, mild almost spring-like day with 3 Marsh Harriers wheeling overhead, a flock of 200+ Pink-footed Geese around the grazing marsh, on the sea 9 Eiders, 3500 Common Scoters, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Fulmars and 9 Great Crested Grebes, and near the Broadwater a Cetti's Warbler was calling. Two Crossbills flew over west and 6 Snow Buntings along the beach.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 12+Parrot Crossbill this a/noon 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 in the totem pole tree in the clearing in Edgefield Woods. Park only in field not along road
• Norfolk 15 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 in the totem pole tree in the clearing in Edgefield Woods. Park only in field not along road
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham NNR circling over W/end of Holkham Pines late a/noon NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard late a/noon Haddiscoe Marshes from the mound in Waveney Forest + Hen Harrier & Short-eared Owl TG457011
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 15:05 Haddiscoe Marshes from the mound in Waveney Forest at TG457011
• Norfolk Black Brant Burnham Overy Marshes from A149 layby early a/noon with Dark-bellied Brent Geese PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Martham Ferry just E/of Cess Rd pay&display c/pk mid mrng c)TG438191
• Norfolk Great White Egret 10:20 Horsey S/of Horsey Windpump NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk 1st Winter Waxwing late a/noon Norwich on Ber Street opp John Lewis in apple tree NR1 3EJ
• Norfolk Firecrest Winterton South Dunes S/of the Hermanus Restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Black Redstart Cart Gap from end of Doggett's Lane
• Norfolk Water Pipit Martham Broad + Black-throated Diver NR29 4DJ TG459202
• Norfolk 4 Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour from Morston c/pk TG028441
• Norfolk 15 Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB mid mrng PE31 8BB TF750438
• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136
• Norfolk Female Scaup Ormesby Broad on Little Broad NR29 3LS TG463152
• Norfolk 3 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour from NE/end of Stiffkey Fen + Great Northern Diver TG028441
• Norfolk 1st Winter Waxwing 08:45 Norwich on Ber Street opp John Lewis in apple tree NR1 3EJ
• Norfolk 4 Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF750438
• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier 07:30 Thornham hunting over the saltmarsh PE36 6NZ

Tuesday 18th February 2014
A ringtail Hen Harrier, Merlin and Peregrine were a nice start to the day at Gore point. A Barn Owl was hunting over Redwell Marsh, with two more over the Grazing Marsh viewable from the observatory. The large Scoter flock were still visible offshore, with four Eider somewhat closer, with a Harbour Porpoise also noted.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 12 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in Edgefield Woods by road. Park only in field
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes 100yds W/of Gun Hill 16:15-16:25 then flew west PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Shorelark 15:15 Great Yarmouth in dunes near Imperial Hotel
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest. Take track NW/from picnic site W/of New Road TG457011
• Norfolk Shorelark 13:05 Great Yarmouth beach
• Norfolk Great White Egret NNW/of King's Lynn at River Ouse mouth on NE/side viewable from seawall NE/of Ongar Hill Farm 12:15 + Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard TF600255
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard NNW/of King's Lynn at River Ouse mouth on NE/side viewable from seawall NE/of Ongar Hill Farm 11:35 TF600255
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Thornham harbour viewable from Thornham Staithe + Hen Harrier & Spotted Redshank PE36 6NZ TF737438
• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Holme at Gore Point
• Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Haddiscoe Marshes NR31 9HZ TM451979
• Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB 13:00 PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Waxwing 14:45 Norwich on Ber Street opp John Lewis at The Pot Company NR1 3EJ
• Norfolk Drake Scaup Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 4 Velvet Scoter offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Thetford at Nunnery Lakes 08:00 IP24 2YW TL873822
• Norfolk Waxwing 11:00 Norwich on Ber Street opp John Lewis at The Pot Company NR1 3EJ
• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Stiffkey over saltmarsh NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk Black Redstart btw Happisburgh & Cart Gap at N/end of Doggett's Lane at base of cliff NR12 0PR TG384309
• Norfolk Waxwing Norwich on Ber Street opp John Lewis at The Pot Company 08:15 NR1 3EJ
• Norfolk Firecrest Winterton South Dunes just S/of Hermanus restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 8 Twite Thornham harbour 07:45 PE36 6NZ TF737438


Monday 17th February 2014
Birds of note today were largely confined to the sea, with 5 Long-tailed Ducks and 5 Velvet Scoters seen off Core Point, around 60 Snow Buntings were also on the beach there.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 15 Parrot Crossbill 12:00 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in Edgefield Woods by road. Park only in field • Norfolk 2+Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in Edgefield Woods in clearing by barrier. Park only in field
• Norfolk Shorelark Great Yarmouth opp Imperial Hotel • Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy flew to dunes 16:30 briefly then continued W/twds Holkham Pines PE31 8JJ TF853449 • Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest + 14+Crossbill . Take track NW/from picnic site W/of New Road TG457011 • Norfolk Richard's Pipit Salthouse E/of Beach Road c/pk btw Gramborough Hill & Kelling Hard mid mrng NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Holme on beach + 5 Long-tailed Duck off Gore Point & 5 Velvet Scoter • Norfolk 3 Twite Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh 15:50 PE31 8BB TF759436 • Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor trapped+ringed NR21 9GN TF901303 • Norfolk Waxwing Norwich on Ber Street opp John Lewis at The Pot Company NR1 3EJ • Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad at W/end early a/noon NR29 3HH TG461136 • Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle PE35 6EJ TF672278 • Norfolk 3 Long-tailed Duck off Old Hunstanton early mrng then flew east • Norfolk Firecrest Winterton North Dunes just S/of Hermanus restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198 • Norfolk 3 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks 08:00 IP26 5HW TL822943 • Norfolk 6 Mealy Redpoll Thetford at Nunnery Lakes trapped+ringed early mrng IP24 2YW TL873822 • Norfolk 8 Twite Thornham harbour on new seawall 08:45 PE36 6NZ TF737438

Sunday 16th February 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 2+Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in Edgefield Woods in clearing by barrier 13:40. Park only in field
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes flew in from east to roost 17:00 + Short-eared Owl PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit 15:30 Salthouse 1/4ml E/of Beach Road c/pk in field S/of Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Martham in field E/of Cess Road pay+display c/pk TG438191
• Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Blakeney Point 11:15 then flew east NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Salthouse 1/4ml E/of Beach Road c/pk in field S/of Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG085441

Saturday 15th February 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Martham Ferry E/ of Cess Rd pay & display c/pk TG438191
• Norfolk Little Auk 07:18 N/past Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk Black Redstart Cart Gap from end of Doggett's Lane on rocks at cliff base
• Norfolk 1st Winter Waxwing 16:00 Norwich on Ber Street opposite John Lewis in apple tree NR1 3LX
• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136
• Norfolk Female Scaup Ormesby Broad on Little Broad NR29 3LS TG463152
• Norfolk 5 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB from Parminder Hide + Little Gull landed in front of hide late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 1st Winter Waxwing 11:40 Norwich on Ber Street opposite John Lewis NR1 3LX
• Norfolk 9 Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea on beach at end of Second Ave + 3 Golden Plover in off the sea NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Waxwing 08:50 Norwich on Ber Street opposite John Lewis NR1 3LX

Friday 14th February 2014
The highlight today was a stunning close view of the ring-tail Hen Harrier which sailed by on the near side of the Broadwater.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 16 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods .Park in field not along road• Norfolk 3 Parrot Crossbill 09:20 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign at Edgefield Woods by track E/of c/pk.Park in field not along road
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Martham in field E/of Cess Road pay&display c/pk NR29 4DJ TG459202• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull past Titchwell RSPB + Great Northern Diver offshore, 2 Scaup on freshmarsh & Ringtail Hen Harrier PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 08:50 Cley NWT at E/end of Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Female Scaup Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform NR29 3LS TG463152• Norfolk 150 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Waxwing Norwich at 16:30 on Ber Street opposite John Lewis by Pot Company NR2 1AW TG228084• Norfolk Waxwing Norwich at 14:00 on Ber Street opposite John Lewis Pot Company NR2 1AW TG228084• Norfolk Waxwing 13:15 Norwich on Ber Street opposite John Lewis Pot Company NR2 1AW TG228084• Norfolk Black-throated Diver Horsey Mere + 9 Eurasian White-fronted Goose SW/over Horsey Corner TG456223• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Holme Dunes NNR over scrub by entrance track at 09:50• Norfolk Waxwing 08:35 Norwich on Ber Street opposite John Lewis Pot Company NR2 1AW TG228084• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad from boardwalk but distant + Redhead Smew NR29 3HH TG461136

Thursday 13th February 2014
A brisk and very cold wind worked against the beautiful sunshine today. Seawatching produced 4 Brent Geese, 350 Wigeon, 4,000 Common Scoters, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 4 Fulmars, 4 Great Crested Grebes and 3 Kittiwakes. Two Peregrines were hunting.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 14 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods this a/noon.Park in field not along road
• Norfolk 2 Common Crane 15:00 Waxham Barn NR12 0DZ TG440261• Norfolk 2 Shorelark 14:05 Great Yarmouth opposite The Kensington Hotel NR30 1EB TG531078• Norfolk Richard's Pipit between Salthouse & Gramborough Hill till 12:30 then flew towards Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk 2 Shorelark 11:55 Great Yarmouth opposite The Kensington Hotel + 100 Eurasian White-fronted Goose at Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 4 Velvet Scoter offshore PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 2 Shag Wells Quay at 16:45• Norfolk Black Redstart between Happisburgh & Cart Gap at N/end of Doggrtt's Lane in last garden NR12 0PR TG384309• Norfolk Drake Mealy Redpoll Nunnery Lakes trapped & ringed at 08:30 + Red Kite over at 13:00. from Yorkshire reintroduction scheme tagged in 2005 IP24 2YW TL873822• Norfolk Redhead Smew Filby Broad + Scaup on Ormesby Little Broad NR29 3HH TG461136• Norfolk 35 Snow Bunting Holme-next-the-Sea on beach near end of track thru golf course from end of Beach Road• Norfolk Bonxie off Holme Dunes NNR at 10:30

Wednesday 12th February 2014
A ringtail Hen Harrier was hunting over the dunes north of the entrance track early morning, and a female Peregrine was seen over the grazing marsh.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 5 Parrot Crossbill (3 males) this mrng 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods. Pls park in field not along road
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley NWT flew in 14:10 and landed near Arnold's Marsh

• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Holme Dunes NNR this mrng
• Norfolk Bittern Hempstead in flight at Barn Owl Centre at Netheridge Farm
• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad + Redhead Smew NR29 3HH TG461136
• Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in conifers behind the paddock this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Female Scaup 09:00 Ormesby Broad left of viewing platform at Little Broad NR29 3LS TG463152

Tuesday 11th February 2014
The predicted wet weather during the morning largely cleared, leaving a fine though still windy afternoon. Sea watching produced a solitary adult Gannet, and a Barn Owl was again seen hunting along the entrance track to the reserve.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 4 Common Crane Martham Broad + Black-throated Diver NR29 4DJ TG459202 • Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1/2ml S/of Cley on River Glaven floods S/of bridge • Norfolk Possible Male Crossbill (with wing bars) or Two-barred Crossbill Hoveton Hall 10:30. Access Monday, Tuesday & Friday 08:00-17:00 TG312200
• Norfolk 8 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB 14:30 + Water Pipit NR13 4HW TG351056 • Norfolk Female Scaup Ormesby Little Broad • Norfolk 7 Mealy Redpoll Thetford at Nunnery Lakes trapped+ringed this mrng IP24 2YW TL873822 • Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Norwich at UEA on E/side of UEA Broad on feeders 12:15 • Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Filby Broad 08:00 NR29 3HH TG461136

Monday 10th February 2014
A surprisingly pleasant day, with singing Skylarks and displaying Marsh Harriers making it feel all most spring like. A Barn Owl was hunting first thing by the NWT pay hut and at least 10 Snow Buntings were with a mixed finch flock at Gore point. The female Great Spotted Woodpecker was in the pines and a pair of Bullfinches were around the trapping area.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 13 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in Edgefield Woods in clearing by barrier. Park only in field
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth in dunes opp Imperial Hotel 14:40
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns mid a/noon then flew east PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Salthouse 1/4ml E/of Beach Road c/pk in field S/of Gramborough Hill 10:45 then flew to hill NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis S/of Cley near Glandford in field S/of bridge 11:30
• Norfolk Possible Male Crossbill (with wing bars) or Two-barred Crossbill Hoveton Hall 11:00. Access Monday, Tuesday & Friday 08:00-17:00 TG312200

Sunday 9th February 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 13 Parrot Crossbill 10:15 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods. Pls park in field not along road
• Norfolk Female Parrot Crossbill mid mrng 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods. Pls park in field not along road
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit mid a/noon in fields S/of Gramborough Hill
• Norfolk 6 Common Crane below Horsey Mere W/of the main road midday TG456223
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth in dunes opp Imperial Hotel this a/noon NR30 4EQ
• Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Martham in 2nd field E/of Cess Rd pay+display c/pk TG438191
• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Holme next the Sea midday
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Wiveton in fields E/of Wiveton Bridge midday NR25 7TG TG040434
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Ongar Hill viewable from the c/pk then few E/ 10:45
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes from the mound in Waveney Forest at TG457011 this mrng
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit 09:00 btw Hambrough Hill & Kelling Quags but mobile

Saturday 8th February 2014
Very high winds made birding difficult, however a Peregrine was hunting the marsh in the morning and 60 Snow Buntings were on the beach.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 14 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in Edgefield Woods in clearing by barrier late mrng. Park only in field
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 16:15 Martham just E/of Cess Road pay+display c/pk
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 15:05 Cley on River Glaven floods near Three Swallows pub
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Salthouse just E/of beach c/pk at Gramborough Hill late mrng but mobile NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard NNW/of King's Lynn at River Ouse mouth on NE/side viewable from seawall NE/of Ongar Hill Farm TF600255
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Martham just E/of Cess Road pay+display c/pk this mrng showing well
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley on River Glaven floods near Three Swallows pub 10:25
• Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea on beach N/of Second Avenue late mrng NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Holme on beach
• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Welney WWT 13:00 PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk 140+Snow Bunting Winterton North Beach this a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk 7 Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB + 2 Great Northern Diver, Twite on freshmarsh & 2 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Female Scaup Ormesby Little Broad
• Norfolk 7 Bewick's Swan btw Halvergate & Stracey Mill
Friday 7th February 2014
A wet start gave way to a beautiful sunny afternoon, almost spring-like! 60 Pink-feet were on the grazing marsh and 120 Brents were at Gore Point. On the sea a drake Eider, a Long-tailed Duck, 500+ Common Scoters and 11 Great Crested Grebes were of note, while in the dunes on the NWT reserve the Short-eared Owl showed briefly in the morning and a Greenshank flew over west. A Cetti's Warbler was calling near the Observatory and 42 Snow Buntings flew high over the east bank calling.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Martham just E/of Cess Road pay+display c/pk this a/noon TG438191
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit 15:00 Salthouse at Gramborough Hill but elusive NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley S/of A149 by River Glaven viewable from flood bank behind delicatessen at midday NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 3 Common Crane Horsey Mill in field E/of B1159 at 09:55 TG456223
• Norfolk Scaup Ormesby Little Broad
• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Norwich at UEA at E/end of UEA Broad on feeders
• Norfolk Long-tailed Duck off Holme NOA + 42 Snow Bunting & Short-eared Owl
• Norfolk Twite Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour viewed from NE/end of Stiffkey Fen + 3 Great Northern Diver TG028441
• Norfolk 2 Great Northern Diver off Titchwell RSPB this mrng + 7 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Waxwing Aylsham near Tesco in surgery c/pk till 12:15 then flew SW/
• Norfolk 2 Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery in South Section this mrng NR30 1DW TG526082

 


Thursday 6th February 2014
A gradual deterioration of the weather with rain developing during the afternoon. Most of our Pink-feet seem to have gone already, with 30 feeding on the marsh, 126 Brent Geese at Gore Point, on the sea 4,000 Common Scoters, 4 Goldeneye, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Divers, 2 Fulmars, and 20 Great Crested Grebes were seen. 3 Snow Buntings flew high over the Observatory calling, and a Short-eared Owl was near the forestry on the NWT reserve. A Barn Owl was also seen.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 14+Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods this mrng.Park in field not along road
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley N/over A149 near sluice at 14:05 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Great White Egret NE/of Castle Acre W/of West Lexham on River Nar this a/noon TF848170• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Salthouse late mrng at Gramborough Hill but elusive NR25 7XW TG082443• Norfolk 2 Glossy Ibis Martham just E/of Cess Road pay+display c/pk TG438191• Norfolk 2 Shorelark 10:45 Great Yarmouth on beach between Imperial Hotel & Brittania Pier NR30 1EB TG531078• Norfolk Great White Egret NE/of Castle Acre between East Lexham & West Lexham in field N/of River Nar, viewable from road N/of river near pylons TF848170
• Norfolk 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham on beach by 1st group of rocks at 14:30 NR26 8BQ TG159435• Norfolk Waxwing Aylsham in Tesco c/pk at middat• Norfolk Black-throated Diver Holme Dunes NNR + 2 Great Northern Diver & Short-eared Owl over buckthorn scrub• Norfolk 6 Hen Harrier Warham Greens 2 males late a/noon + 3 Great Northern Diver Blakeney Harbour & 4 Long-tailed Duck NR23 1QD TF943437• Norfolk Adult Greenland White-fronted Goose 09:45 Burnham Market with 6,000 Pink-footed Geese at Crow Hall Cottages + Adult Eurasian White-fronted Goose, Pale-bellied Brent Goose & Barnacle Goose• Norfolk Velvet Scoter Holkham NNR off Holkham Gap at 10:50 + 500 Common Scoter NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk 40+Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR along shore + 3 Great Northern Diver off Hunstanton• Norfolk 3 Pale-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT flew towards Salthouse at 14:40 with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk 3 Hawfinch 12:20 Lynford Arboretum in paddocks in horbeams IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk 16 Whooper Swan near Catfield• Norfolk Waxwing Aylsham in Tesco c/pk at 10:15

Wednesday 5th February 2014
A Peregrine and 50 Snow Buntings were seen on the beach.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods this mrng
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth in dunes opp Coffee Shack this a/noon NR30 4EW
• Norfolk Great White Egret mid a/noon 2mls NE/of Castle Acre btw East Lexham & West Lexham on River Nar viewable from road TF848170
• Norfolk Great White Egret 10:30 2mls NE/of Castle Acre btw East Lexham & West Lexham on River Nar viewable from road TF848170
• Norfolk Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB + Scaup PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 32 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR this mrng
• Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier (1 male) Warham Greens roosted this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
• Norfolk Female Scaup Ormesby Little Broad mid mrng but No Sign Smew NR29 3LS TG463152
• Norfolk 3 Mealy Redpoll 08:30 at the E/end of UEA Broad on feeders. Pls do not enter feeder area, view from path

Tuesday 4th February 2014
A beautiful sunny day, with some nice results; on the sea 11 Eiders, a Long-tailed Duck, 4,500 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneye, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 13 Red-throated Divers and a Great Northern Diver, 3 Fulmars, 23 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Guillemots. 3 Barn Owls and a Short-eared Owl were hunting, and Merlin and Peregrine were also seen. 80 Snow Buntings were on the beach.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 14 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods 13:00. Park only in field• Norfolk Probable Male Two-barred Crossbill Hoveton Hall in garden late mrng. Access till 17:00 + 6 Crossbill & 6+Mealy Redpoll TG312200
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard 16:45 NNW/of King's Lynn at mouth of River Ouse on NE/side over saltmarsh viewed from seawall NE/of Ongar Hill Farm then drifted + 15+Twite at Admiralty Point & Bewick's Swan at Ongar Hill PE30 2QA TF600225• Norfolk Great White Egret NNW/of King's Lynn at River Ouse mouth on NE/side viewable from seawall at Vinegar Middle 16:20 TF595260• Norfolk Great White Egret 14:00 2mls NE/of Castle Acre btw East Lexham & West Lexham on River Nar viewable from road TF848170• Norfolk 4 Common Crane 1/2ml S/of Horsey Mill in field E/of B1159• Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Aylmerton by Church Lane in wheat field past horse paddocks 12:35 + 1 Pink-footed Goose• Norfolk Great White Egret 2mls NE/of Castle Acre btw East Lexham & West Lexham on River Nar viewable from road TF848170• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley NWT flew E/over Arnold's Marsh & landed on Sea Pool late mrng NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk 2 Glossy Ibis Martham just E/of Cess Road pay+display c/pk 10:25 TG438191• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth in dunes opp Furzedown Hotel 10:05• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest 09:00 TG457011
• Norfolk Redhead Smew Ormesby Little Broad late a/noon• Norfolk Female Scaup Barton Broad this a/noon NR12 8AZ TG357222• Norfolk Female Scaup Titchwell RSPB on Reedbed Pool 12:10 PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks this mrng IP26 5HW TL822943

Monday 3rd February 2014
On the sea today 5 Eiders, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 19 Red-throated Divers, 1 Black-throated Diver, 5 Fulmars, 19 Great Crested Grebes and a Guillemot were seen. The Short-eared Owl was seen again in the morning and a ring-tail Hen Harrier flew through west from the NWT reserve. A possible Water Pipit flew out over the fresh marsh calling.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Male Two-barred Crossbill Hoveton Hall in garden 13:00 - present 1 month. Access arranged tmrw 08:00-17:00 TG312200
• Norfolk 7 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in SW/corner of clearing in Edgefield Woods. Park only in field
• Norfolk Great White Egret NNW/of King's Lynn at Admiralty Point PE30 2QA TF631204
• Norfolk Great White Egret 15:05 2mls NE/of Castle Acre btw East Lexham & West Lexham on River Nar viewable from road 10:00 TF848170
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth opp Hamilton Hotel 50yds from promenade 14:35
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest TG457011
• Norfolk 3 Shorelark Blakeney Point on Middle Point this mrng + Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Hen Harrier & Jack Snipe NR25 7DJ TG007464
• Norfolk Great White Egret 12:15 2mls NE/of Castle Acre btw East Lexham & West Lexham on River Nar viewable from road TF848170
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Salthouse 1/4ml E/of Beach Road c/pk E/of Gramborough Hill at base of shingle ridge 11:15 then flew into field NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk 2 Immature Glossy Ibis Martham just E/of Cess Road pay+display c/pk
• Norfolk Great White Egret 2mls NE/of Castle Acre btw East Lexham & West Lexham on River Nar viewable from road 10:00 TF848170
• Norfolk 2 Glossy Ibis just S/of Horsey Mere flew east 09:20 TG456223
• Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Holme
• Norfolk Female Scaup Titchwell RSPB on Reedbed Pool PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Hen Harrier Strumpshaw Fen RSPB late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
• Norfolk 3 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks 08:15 IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Redhead Smew 15:15 Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform + Female Scaup NR29 3LS TG463152
• Norfolk Redhead Smew Ormesby Little Broad + Female Scaup NR29 3LS TG463152

Sunday 2nd February 2014
Lovely sunshine for much of the day, but a brisk cold wind! On the sea a drake Eider, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 2,000+ Common Scoters, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Red-necked Grebe and a superb Great Skua west offshore. A Peregrine flew over the Obs, and along the river Hun near Redwell a Cetti's Warbler showed surprisingly well. 2 Barn Owls were hunting during the day.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 8+Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in SW/corner of clearing in Edgefield Woods. Park only in field
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham NNR over Lady Anne's Drive this a/noon NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit 16:00 Salthouse 1/4ml E/of Beach Road c/pk at Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Great White Egret 2mls NE/of Castle Acre btw East Lexham & West Lexham on River Nar viewable from road 15:00 TF848170
• Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose 16:00 Aylmerton by Church Lane in field past horse paddocks + 1 Pink-footed Goose
• Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Aylmerton by Church Lane in field past horse paddocks 15:10
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit mid a/noon Salthouse 1/4ml E/of Beach Road c/pk at Gramborough Hill but elusive NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard W/over Martham Broad 12:20 + Black-throated Diver flew twds Horsey Mere NR29 4DJ TG459202
• Norfolk 2 Immature Glossy Ibis Martham Ferry btw Cess Road & Ferrygate Lane viewable from path near Martham Mill 12:15
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest 11:30 TG457011
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley opp Three Swallows pub by River Glaven
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth opp Hamilton Hotel
• Norfolk 2 Common Crane 1ml NE/of Acle by A1064 btw Acle Bridge & Billockby near metal barn
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Salthouse 1/4ml E/of Beach Road c/pk at Gramborough Hill on reed debris NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk 3 Mealy Redpoll Norwich at UEA on feeders on E/side of UEA Broad
• Norfolk Female Scaup Titchwell RSPB + Hen Harrier PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Holme + 2 Long-tailed Duck & Bonxie
• Norfolk 2 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour viewable from N/end of Stiffkey Fen 16:00 + Great Northern Diver & 4 Long-tailed Duck TG028441
• Norfolk Waxwing (colour ringed) Aylsham near Tesco 14:45 then flew west
• Norfolk 2 Redhead Smew Horsey Mere 09:00
• Norfolk Bonxie off Titchwell RSPB + 6 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Hen Harrier Winterton by Low Road NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint 07:20

Saturday 1st February 2014
A better day but with very strong southerlies by the end of the afternoon. On the sea 5 Long-tailed Ducks, 12 Goldeneye, 20 Red-breasted Mergansers, 30 Red-throated Divers, 3 Shags, 55 Great Crested Grebes, and an adult Med Gull were of note, while a Short-eared Owl was hunting the dunes in the morning.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 9 Parrot Crossbill early a/noon 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods. Pls park in field not along road
• Norfolk Reported 1st Winter Male Two-barred Crossbill Lynford Arboretum in larches opp the c/pk late mrng + 5 Common Crossbill IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods this mrng
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley NWT 15:31 in Glaven Valley in field W/of Three Swallows pub NR25 7TT
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark mid a/noon Great Yarmouth in dunes opp Imperial Hotel NR30 1EQ
• Norfolk 2 Common Crane N/of Acle Bridge in field behind the large metal barn NR13 3AS
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark early a/noon Great Yarmouth now opp Imperial Hotel NR30 1EQ
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes from the mound in Waveney Forest at TG457011 this mrng
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit 10:30 Kelling Quags disturbed by bulldozers clearing reeds prior to flying twds Gramborough Hill
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit 200yds E/of Gramborough Hill flew from tide-wrack onto nearby field late mrng NR25 7XW TG085441
• Norfolk 2 Glossy Ibis Martham E/of Cess Rd at c)TG438191
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Wiveton in fields E/of Wiveton Bridge late mrng NR25 7TG TG040434
• Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT off Beach Road with 2 Pale-bellied Brent Goose and Dark-bellied Brents NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth in dunes opp Coffee Shack NR30 4EW
• Norfolk Black Redstart Cart Gap from end of Doggett's Lane on rocks at cliff base
• Norfolk Waxwing (colour ringed) Aylsham in Tesco c/pk NR11 6BW
• Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck off Holme Dunes NNR + c)30 Red-throated Diver & Short-eared Owl
• Norfolk Firecrest Lynford Arboretum on far side of the paddock IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 2 Redhead Smew Horsey Mere + Black-throated Diver TG456223
• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll at the E/end of UEA Broad on feeders. Pls do not enter feeder area, view from path
• Norfolk 85 Snow Bunting Old Hunstanton on beach 400yds E/of the lifeboat station
• Norfolk 160 Bewick's Swan Ludham Airfield E/of Ludham road + 20 Whooper Swan
• Norfolk 80+Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Velvet Scoter off Cley Coastguards 08:50 + Male Common Scoter

Friday 31st January 2014
A grey day which deteriorated into an icy water-blast by late afternoon, early on some overhead movement included 2 Grey Herons, a Woodcock, 160+ Lapwings, 4 Song Thrushes, 75 Greenfinches, 6 Siskins and 15 Reed Buntings. Also of note were 50 Snow Buntings on the beach, a ring-tail Hen Harrier hunting the saltmarsh at Thornham.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods 09:50. Park only in field
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 15:20 Wiveton in field just E/of Wiveton Bridge NR25 7TG TG040434
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 13:30 Wiveton just E/of Wiveton Bridge
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard over Burnham Overy Dunes twds Holkham 14:30 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley opp Three Swallows pub by River Glaven 11:15
• Norfolk 2 Common Crane N/of West Somerton just E/of B1159 + 5 Bewick's Swan W/of B1159
• Norfolk 2 Immature Glossy Ibis Martham at end of Staithe Road mid mrng NR29 4DJ
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Breydon Water early mrng + 2 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 2 Mealy Redpoll Norwich at UEA on feeders on E/side of UEA Broad
• Norfolk Waxwing (colour ringed) Aylsham
• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB over freshmarsh this a/noon + Spotted Redshank & Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Jack Snipe Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR on E/side of Lake E viewable from just just N/of hide 13:35
• Norfolk 4 Snow Bunting Heacham on beach opp chalets 10:25 PE31 7AX TF663376
• Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Holme on beach btw Old Hunstanton & Gore Point
• Norfolk Black-throated Diver Horsey Mere + 2 Redhead Smew
• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Loddon on River Yare 50yds upstream from Langley Dyke 07:50
• Norfolk Waxwing Gorleston at S/end of Woodfarm Lane NR31 6PL TG532036

Thursday 30th January 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Probable 3 Parrot Crossbill Thetford Forest at Warren Wood + Waxwing Aylsham near Tesco
• Norfolk 2 Common Crane S/of Horsey Mill E/of B1159• Norfolk 2 Immature Glossy Ibis Martham Ferry E/of N/end of Cess Road in last field on right mid a/noon TG438191• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Glavon Valley at Wiveton on flood by bridge NR25 7TG TG040434• Norfolk Snow Goose blue morph Holkham NNR reported at 09:00 W/of Holkham Hall with Pink-footed Geese & Eurasian White-fronted Geese NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB on river NR13 4HS TG341066• Norfolk Smew Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Reception Hide at 13:20 NR13 4HS TG341066• Norfolk 3 Short-eared Owl Brancaster this mrng PE31 8AW TF772438• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll 08:15 Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR with 20+Lesser Redpoll IP24 2YW TL873822• Norfolk Waxwing Gorleston-on-Sea in trees at S/end of Woodfarm Lane NR31 6PL TG532036

Wednesday 29th January 2014
A bitter east wind got up during the day, birds of note included a ring-tail Hen Harrier hunting, 580 Common Scoters, 2 Gannets and a single Kittiwake on the sea.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods this mrng. Park only in field
• Norfolk 7 Common Crane btw Horsey & Waxham
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 13:44 Wiveton Glaven Valley on flood by Wiveton Bridge NR25 7TG TG040434
• Norfolk 3 Common Crane S/of Waxham at Brograve Farm (NR12 0EB) midday but distant
• Norfolk 2 Immature Glossy Ibis Martham E/of of Cess Road TG438191
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth on the beach opp the Imperial Hotel NR30 1EQ
• Norfolk 45 Snow Bunting Holkham Gap + 7 Velvet Scoter offshore & 130 White-fronted Goose on the freshmarsh
• Norfolk 4 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore + Red-throated Diver on fresh marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Holme NWT TF715449
• Norfolk Little Gull Blakeney Harbour late a/noon + 5 Great Northern Diver
• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll at the E/end of UEA Broad on feeders. Pls do not enter feeder area, view from path
• Norfolk 4 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour + 4 Great Northern Diver TG028441
• Norfolk 3 Waxwing Norwich on Orchard St midday
• Norfolk Black Redstart Cart Gap at base of the cliff at N/end of Doggett's Lane late mrng
• Norfolk 4 Waxwing Norwich on Exeter St mid mrng NR2 4QB
• Norfolk Black-throated Diver Horsey Mere + 2 Redhead Smew & Bonxie flew S/ NR29 4EP TG477228

Tuesday 28th January 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill mid a/noon 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods. Park only in field
• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods. Park only in field
• Norfolk 6 Parrot Crossbill (4 males) 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods 11:25. Park only in field
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting S/over Holme
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Pines at W/end flew E/over dunes 16:40 NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth at North Denes near coffee shack 14:10 + 30 Snow Bunting
• Norfolk 2 Common Crane btw Horsey btw Horsey & West Somerton by road + Black-throated Diver on Horsey Mere & 2 Redhead Smew NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk 2 Immature Glossy Ibis Martham at NW/end of Cess Road TG438191
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley flew S/over A149 twds The Three Swallows pub 08:10
• Norfolk 4 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour viewable from NE/end of Stiffkey Fen + 4 Long-tailed Duck TG028441
• Norfolk Adult Whooper Swan Horsey Mere
• Norfolk Black Redstart btw Happisburgh & Cart Gap at end of Doggett's Lane on rocks at base of cliff NR12 0PR TG384309
• Norfolk Redhead Smew Martham Broad at S/end NR29 4DJ TG459202
• Norfolk Waxwing Gorleston at S/end of Woodfarm Lane
• Norfolk 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham on rocks near beach cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk 21 Snow Bunting Horsey flew south + Arctic Skua flew north NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk 4+Velvet Scoter Burnham Overy off Gun Hill + 59 Snow Bunting PE31 8JJ TF853449

Monday 27th January 2014
A sleety and blustery start, with the weather steadily improving during the day. A Woodcock was flushed, and a Black Brant was on the beach at Gore Point with dark-bellied Brents. On the sea 500 Common Scoters, a Red-breasted Merganser and 2 Red-throated Divers were of note, while the Short-eared Owl was again seen hunting at the west end of the dunes on the NWT reserve.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 3 Parrot Crossbill 2 Males+fem 1ml S/of Holt at 13:35 W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods. Park only in field
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Park circling over church at 15:50• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 09:00 Haddiscoe Marshes viewable from Waveney Forest mound NR31 9HZ TM451979• Norfolk 4 Common Crane Between Horsey & Somerton• Norfolk 2 Immature Glossy Ibis Martham Ferry in field viewed from Cess Road c/pk this a/noon TG438191• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 12:35 Cley in Glaven Valley opposite Three Swallows pub NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Grey Phalarope W/past Cley Beach c/pk at 11:35 + Velvet Scoter offshore NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk 2 Immature Glossy Ibis Martham Ferry in field viewed from Cess Road c/pk TG438191• Norfolk Adult Black Brant 08:30 Holme Dunes NNR on beach at Gore Point with Dark-bellied Brent Geese• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 08:30 Cley in Glaven Valley N/of church in field W/of River Glaven NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk 1+Mealy Redpoll Thetford at Nunnery Lakes at 15:30 IP24 2YW TL873822

Sunday 26th January 2014
After a dry start the day continued on the familiar wet, grey theme. Very much a case of quality as apposed to quantity bird wise, with a Black Brant found in amongst the Brent Geese flock early morning, a Short-eared Owl seen over the grazing Marsh, and c30 Snow Buntings east along the beach.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk at least 2 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods this mrng. Park only in field
• Norfolk Black Brant Holkham NNR E/of Lady Ann's Drive with Dark-bellied Brents flew off E/ this a/noon NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth on the beach opp the Imperial Hotel NR30 1EQ
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Wiveton late a/noon in 1st field W/of Wiveton Bridge NR25 7TG TG040434
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh this mrng in flight from Joe Jordan Hide
• Norfolk 2 Glossy Ibis mid a/noon Martham E/of Cess Rd in last field on right before the c/pk
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Wiveton midday in 1st field W/of Wiveton Bridge by crossroads NR25 7TG TG040434
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT + 5 Adult Pale-bellied Brent Goose & 1500 Dark-bellied Brent Goose and various Brent hybrids reported NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Black Brant 09:10 Holme NWT with Dark-bellied Brents at Gore Point TF715449
• Norfolk 2 Glossy Ibis 09:00 Martham Ferry at N/end of Ferry Road in field by boatyard TG438191
• Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Holme NWT + Short-eared Owl TF715449
• Norfolk 2 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour from the coastal path + Great Northern Diver TG028441
• Norfolk 1 Waxwing Norwich in alder by community centre on Belvoir St NR2 3AZ
• Norfolk 1 Waxwing 10:45 Norwich E/of Old Palace Rd on Clifton St NR2 4NF
• Norfolk 6 Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB + Hen Harrier fresh marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll 08:45 at the E/end of UEA Broad on feeders. + c)20 Lesser Redpoll Pls do not enter feeder area, view from path

Saturday 25th January 2014
A grey and damp day with increasingly strong winds. Highlights on the sea were 30 Common Scoters, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, and 12 Great Crested Grebes. A Short-eared Owl was hunting on the NWT reserve and 2 Woodcocks were flushed in the pines. Two Fieldfares were feeding on the buckthorn at the Observatory.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Unconfirmed Report Possible Ringtail Northern Harrier W/past Stiffkey campsite 14:00 NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk 7 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods mid mrng. Park only in field
• Norfolk Black Brant Blakeney Harbour viewable from N/end of Stiffkey Fen + 2 Great Northern Diver TG028441
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 15:15 Cley on River Glaven floods near Three Swallows pub
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy flew E/over dunes & over Holkham Pines 15:15 PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Glaucous Gull Knaresborough at Hay-a-Park GPs flew over N/end 09:35
• Norfolk 2 Glossy Ibis 14:15 Martham Ferry on N/end of Ferry Road from boatyard c/pk showing well TG438191
• Norfolk 3 Common Crane Welney WWT from vis'ctr PE14 9TN TL548946
• Norfolk 2 Glossy Ibis this a/noon Martham Ferry on N/end of Ferry Road from boatyard c/pk TG438191
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest 12:00 TG457011
• Norfolk 4 Common Crane Horsey S/of Horsey Mill in field E/of B1159 NR29 4EP TG477228
• Norfolk 7 Common Crane Martham Ferry from Cess Road c/pk TG438191
• Norfolk 2 Glossy Ibis Martham Ferry on N/end of Ferry Road from boatyard c/pk 10:45 TG438191
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth just S/of Coffee Shack near promenade in dunes 10:30
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis S/of Cley at Wiveton from bridge this mrng NR25 7TG TG040434

 

Friday 24th January 2014
5,000 Pink-feet were on the marshes, and on the sea 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 225 Common Scoters, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 7 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, 1 Gannet, 11 Great Crested Grebes and an adult Little Gull east. A Barn Owl was showing well.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 6+Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods. Park only in field
• Norfolk Great White Egret NNW/of King's Lynn till 13:40 at Admiralty Point on saltmarsh NE/of mouth of Great Ouse then flew towards Wooton PE30 2QA TF631204• Norfolk Glossy Ibis E/over Cley NWT at 14:35 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest. From picnic site W/of New Road follow track NW TG457011• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley S/of A149 in field W/of sluice at 11:20 NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk 2 Glossy Ibis Martham Ferry in field viewed from Cess Road c/pk TG438191
• Norfolk Bonxie past Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435• Norfolk 80+Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth at North Denes NR30 1EB TG531078• Norfolk 4 Bewick's Swan Ranworth Broad NWT NR13 6HS TG358151• Norfolk 3 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum 14:45 at far end of paddock IP26 5HW TL822943• Norfolk 3 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour viewable from SE/end of Stiffkey Fen + 4 Great Northern Diver & Long-tailed Duck TG028441• Norfolk Black-throated Diver Matham Broad

Thursday 23rd January 2014
Another quiet day with a Peregrine over the car park hide arguably the highlight, with 25 Fieldfare were along the approach road. A brief sea watch produced 30+ Great-crested Grebe, 10 Red-breasted Merganser and 5 Red-throated Divers.

Wednesday 22nd January 2014
A wet morning resulting in few birds seen though more activity in the afternoon with two Marsh Harriers over the broad water, and single Fieldfare and Bullfinch near the heligoland trap. Two Red-throated Diver and 12 Great-crested Grebes were noted on the sea.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 2 Glossy Ibis Martham Ferry in fields by the towpath btw Cess Rd & Martham Ferry Rd late a/noon TG438191
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy at Gun Hill late a/noon PE31 8JJ TF853449
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 15:15 at W/end of Holkham Freshmarsh
• Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Holkham Freshmarsh W/over Lady Ann's Drive + Probable Black Brant on the saltings with Dark-bellied Brents
• Norfolk Reported 2 Glossy Ibis Martham Ferry from Cess Rd c/pk early a/noon TG438191 <
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark 11:45 Great Yarmouth in dunes near the Coffee Shack NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 08:45 Cley-next-the-Sea on flood NW/of Three Swallows NR25 7TT
• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Firecrest in S/section of Great Yarmouth Cemetery in holm oaks NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk 5 Velvet Scoter Holkham Gap in the bay
• Norfolk 4 Waxwing Norwich on Orchard St midday NR2 1AW TG228084
• Norfolk 4 Waxwing Norwich on Exeter St late mrng NR2 1AW TG228084
• Norfolk 4 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour from coastal footpath + Great Northern Diver & 6 Long-tailed Duck TG028441

Tuesday 21st January 2014
Fog dominated in the first half of the day, but the sun broke through giving a beautiful afternoon. On the sea a Black-throated and four Red-throated Divers were of interest, together with two probably wild swans, 7 Great-crested Grebes, and a Guillemot. A Cetti's Warbler and 3 Bullfinches were also of note.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard NNE/of Burnham Overy Staithe at Gun Hill 15:00 then flew west + Adult Tundra Bean Goose Burnham Over Marshes with Pinkfeet • Norfolk Glossy Ibis 13:50 btw Cley & Wiveton on River Glaven floods opp Three Swallows pub • Norfolk Glossy Ibis 11:43 Cley viewable from A149 W/of River Glaven bridge • Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth at North Beach 100yds S/of ramp from coffee shack 10:45 + 5 Snow Bunting • Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley in field by sluice gates • Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham from Lady Anne's Drive 10:00 showing well NR23 1RJ TF890447

Monday 20th January 2014
Birds today included the flock of c50 Snow Buntings again present east of Gore point, two hunting Barn Owls near the NWT pay hut, and the female Great Spotted Woodpecker again around the observatory pines. Sea watching produced a fine male Long-tailed Duck, 4 Red-throated and one Black-throated Diver, two Eider and 277 Wigeon sat on the sea.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 5 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 by Edgefield sign in clearing in Edgefield Woods 09:30. Park only in field
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth at North Denes + 100 Snow Bunting & Firecrest in Great Yarmouth Cemetery
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis mid a/noon btw Cley & Wiveton on River Glaven floods opp Three Swalows pub
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis btw Cley & Wiveton on River Glaven floods opp Three Swalows pub 11:30
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis E/over Martham Broad & lost to view behind trees NR29 4DJ TG459202
• Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Holme at Gore Point + Drake Long-tailed Duck & Black-throated Diver
• Norfolk Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour + Great Northern Diver TG028441
• Norfolk 4 Waxwing Norwich at Woodside Community Hub viewable from Witard Road
• Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Holkham Gap 15:15 NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Burnham Norton over marshes 13:40 PE31 8DS TF828441
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Heacham North Beach + Black-throated Diver & Adult Yellow-legged Gull PE31 7AX TF663376
• Norfolk 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham below Crown pub 09:00 NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk 4 Waxwing Norwich on Wroxham Road by Tesco

Sunday 19th January 2014
A miserable day with steady rain until lunchtime, birds of note included 2 Barn Owls, 1500 Pink-feet, 6 Barnacle Geese and a Common Buzzard. On the sea 1 Eider, 2 Goldeneye, 1 Red-throated Diver, 2 Black-throated Divers, and Great Crested Grebes were recorded. A single Fieldfare was by the heligoland trap.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill S/of Holt by B1149 just N/of Edgefield sign in clearing this mrng. Park only in field
2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth at North Denes • Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham flew from Burnham Overy Dunes over pines twds Lady Anne's Drive 15:30 PE31 8JJ TF853449 • Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Hockwold Washes 15:05 briefly TL721864 • Norfolk Shorelark Great Yarmouth on beach N/of Britannia Pier • Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from lodge + Short-eared Owl TG457011 • Norfolk Glossy Ibis 13:25 btw Cley & Wiveton on River Glaven floods near Three Swallows Pub • Norfolk Black Brant 1/2ml W/of Stiffkey Fen late mrng + 4 Great Northern Diver in Blakeney Harbour & 6 Long-tailed Duck NR23 1QW TF990438 • Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy over Gun Hill this mrng PE31 8JJ TF853449 • Norfolk Glossy Ibis btw Cley & Wiveton on River Glaven floods near Three Swallows Pub mid mrng • Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley flew S/over sluice 08:00 NR25 7SA TG049441

Saturday 18th January 2014
A very quiet day, the Short-eared Owl was hunting but there was little else of note.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill near Holt at Edgefield Woods in pines W/of Edgefield sign on B1149 at 12:10
• Norfolk Probable Glossy Ibis flew SW/ over S/end of Heacham midday PE31 7AX TF663376
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard (ad + juv) Haddiscoe Marshes from the mound in Waveney Forest at TG457011 + 2 Common Crossbill in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 10:20 Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest. From picnic site west of New Road follow track NW NR31 9HZ TM451979
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 11:00 Cley in 2nd field W/of church .Tripod found near Three Swallows pub, phone 07551 851 662 NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth at North Denes below Munchies Cafe at 10:40 NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Wiveton in flight from Wiveton stone bridge at 08:15
• Norfolk 2 Slavonian Grebe off Holkham Gap
• Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082
• Norfolk Snow Bunting Breydon Water at South Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 4 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour + 2 Great Northern Diver & 2 Slavonian Grebe TG028441
• Norfolk 35 Snow Bunting Holkham NNR just W/of Holkham Gap + 12+White-fronted Goose on the Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide late mrng NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Shag Wells in harbour by moored boats NR23 1AR TF917437
• Norfolk Black-throated Diver 09:55 Martham Broad NR29 4DJ TG459202
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe S/past Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk Puffin s/past Hemsby
• Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddocks at 08:30 IP26 5HW TL822943

Friday 17th January 2014
Highlights today were mainly on the sea, with 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 2500 Common Scoters, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 5 Fulmars, a Shag, and 21 Great Crested Grebes.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 15:45 Cley in Glaven Valley then flew N/ NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Great Yarmouth in dunes opposite Imperial Hotel NR30 1EB TG531078• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth 50yds N/of slipway off cafe NR30 1EB TG531078• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 11:46 Cley in 2nd field W/of church (with sign private no access) NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 11:00 Cley in 2nd field W/of church but mobile NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 09:30 between Cley & Wiveton in Glaven Valley at S/end in field by stone bridge
• Norfolk 80+Snow Bunting Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198• Norfolk Male Black Redstart Happisburgh on the sea defences at NW/end of Doggetts Lane but elusive NR12 0PR TG384309• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll S/of Norwich at Uea Broad at E/end on feeders at 13:00• Norfolk 30+Snow Bunting Holkham NNR W/of Gap at 13:00 + 12+White-fronted Goose at W/end of pies from Joe Jordan Hide at 14:00 NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk 3 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour + 2 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Great Northern Diver & 6 Long-tailed Duck TG028441• Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 08:50 on N/side PE35 6EJ TF672278

Thursday 16th January 2014
Another sunny day with heavy showers moving in by the end of the afternoon. Highlights were a ring-tail Hen Harrier, 3 Barn Owls, a Peregrine, and a Bearded Tit near the Hun sluice.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Female Parrot Crossbill NW/of Fritton at Waveney Forest + 25 Crossbill TG460005
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest + 2 Hen Harrier & 10 Crossbill TG457011
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis till 16:10 btw Cley & Wiveton in Glaven Valley then flew N & landed just W/of Cley S/of A149 NR25 7SA
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Salthouse on beach 14:30 then flew east & earlier seen on Kelling beach 09:30 NR25 7XW TG082443
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis this a/noon btw Cley & Wiveton in Glaven Valley just N/of Three Swallows pub NR25 7SA
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth on North Denes opp Iron Duke pub 12:10 NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis btw Cley & Wiveton in Glaven Valley just N/of Three Swallows pub NR25 7SA
• Norfolk 50+Snow Bunting Winterton North Beach 13:55 NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme NWT 10:30 TF715449
• Norfolk 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham on rocks below Crown pub 09:40 NR26 8BQ TG159435
• Norfolk 4 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour best viewed from N/end of Stiffkey Fen + 2 Great Northern Diver & 5 Long-tailed Duck TG028441

Wednesday 15th January 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes from the mound in Waveney Forest (TG457011) + Male Hen Harrier
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Wiveton in Glaven Valley 15:20 on flood on E/side of Wiveton bridge NR25 7TG TG040434
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth at North Deans NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Wiveton in Glaven Valley twds Cley this a/noon NR25 7TG TG040434
• Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Stiffkey (m + ringtali) off the campsite NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NNR 15:30
• Norfolk 3 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour from boat NE/of Stiffkey Pen + 5 Long-tailed Duck & Great Northern Diver TG028441
• Norfolk 4 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in the paddocks late mrng IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk 2 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham on rocks below The Crown Inn NR26 8BQ TG159435

Tuesday 14th January 2014
Seabirds today included 3 Eiders, 700+ Common Scoters, a Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Red-throated Divers, 11 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Kittiwakes and a Guillemot. A ring-tail Hen Harrier flew along the edge of the Broadwater late afternoon. Two Barn Owls were hunting and a single Bearded Tit was in the reeds near the edge of the Broadwater, a Cetti's Warbler was heard, and 8 Redwings were also of note.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Female Parrot Crossbill NW/of Fritton at Waveney Forest in clearing past bungalow + 20 Crossbill
• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill 1ml S/of Holt W/of B1149 Edgefield Hill by Edgefield sign in clearing at Edgefield Woods. Park only in field
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham NNR freshmarsh NR23 1RJ TF890447
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes viewable from mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TG457011
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Norton flew inland 13:45 PE31 8DS TF828441
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis btw Cley & Wiveton in Glaven Valley from Holt Road this a/noon
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth just S/of White Lodge Hotel by slipway at Coffee Shack in dunes 12:30
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Blakeney Harbour 11:20 + 5 Long-tailed Duck . Best viewed from N/end of Stiffkey Fen TG028441
• Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT 15:55
• Norfolk 2 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour + Great Northern Diver TG028441

Monday 13th January 2014
Another stunning winter day. Seawatching produced 161 Brent Geese, 46 Shelduck, 1 Pintail, 8 Goldeneye, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Goosanders, 10 Red-throated Divers, 4 Fulmars, 16 Great Crested Grebes, 20 Kittiwakes and 3 Guillemots. A passage of 1200+ Lapwings and 500+ Black-headed Gulls west was noted during the day. A Peregrine was seen and 22 Golden Plovers were also of note. A Chiffchaff was near the coastal footpath at Thornham, and a Barn Owl and 2 Short-eared Owls were hunting late afternoon.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Female Parrot Crossbill 13:30 NW/of Fritton at Waveney Forest at Forest Lodge along left path by fallen trees• Norfolk Female Parrot Crossbill NW/of Fritton at Waveney Forest at Forest Lodge
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard ad+juv Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest + Male Hen Harrier & Short-eared Owl NR31 9HZ TM451979• Norfolk 2 Little Auk reported off Sheringham at 13:00 + 2 Purple Sandpiper on rocks on beach below museum NR26 8BQ TG159435• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 15:10 Haddiscoe Marshes in Waveney Forest behind Forest Lodge + Male Hen Harrier & Short-eared Owl NR31 9HZ TM451979• Norfolk 2 Common Crane N/of Acle Bridge in fields till 11:15 then flew N/ + Ringtail Hen Harrier• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 13:15 between Cley & Wiveton in Glaven Valley in 1st field S/of A149• Norfolk Glossy Ibis between Cley Village Green & Wiveton stone bridge at midday• Norfolk 2 Common Crane N/of Acle Bridge in fields at 08:20
• Norfolk 9 Long-tailed Duck Blakeney Harbour + Ringtail Hen Harrier TG028441• Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082• Norfolk 4 Black-throated Diver Blakeney Harbour + 2 Great Northern Diver & 3 Long-tailed Duck TG028441• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Norwich at UEA at E/end of broad with Lesser Redpolls NR2 1AW TG228084• Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck Blickling Hall Lake

Sunday 12th January 2014
A glorious day but with a sharp south-east wind. There was much of note with a ring-tail Hen Harrier, Common Buzzard, Merlin and two Peregrines seen hunting between Holme and Thornham, and a Short-eared Owl again giving good views on the NWT reserve mid morning. Barn Owl was also hunting in the day, and a Water Rail and two Bearded Tits were calling near the Hun sluice. 13 Ruff were on the NWT marshes and a Greenshank was near Gore Point. A Cetti's Warbler was also of interest, as were 5 Fieldfares which dropped in along the approach road, 2 Snow Buntings over the beach calling, and a Siskin flying over west. 3 Rock Pipits were heard near the corner of Thornham Bank.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 4 Parrot Crossbill btw Field Barn & Grime's Graves on edge of clearfell at TL810893 10:00 then flew NNW/
• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill just S/ of Holt by Edgefield sign in the clearing at Heath House Woods. Pls park in the field not along the road TG083365
• Norfolk 2 Parrot Crossbill (pair) Waveney Forest showing well with c)20 Common Crossbill
• Norfolk Probable Male Two-barred Crossbill at entrance to Lynford Arboretum with Common Crossbill early rmng IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth flew from Bure Park 12:50 twds the race course c)TG521100
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Great Yarmouth W/of A149 at Bure Park in field near pond c)TG521100
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard (ad + juv) Haddiscoe Marshes 11:02 from the mound inWaveney Forest (TG457011)
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley next the Sea flew N/ along Glaven Valley c)10:30
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit W/of Kelling Hard just S/of shingle ridge
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Blakeney Harbour from boats E/of Stiffkey Fen TG028441
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley NWT flew over West Bank and apperaed to land. NB reserve still closed today NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Cley next the Sea in Glaven Valley btw Cley Sluice & Wiveton bridge but mobile
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth at N/end of beach in dunes opp The Hamilton Hotel NR30 4EW
• Norfolk 8 Velvet Scoter off Holkham Gap this mrng + 2 Slavonian Grebe
• Norfolk Male Black Redstart btw Cart Gap & Happisburgh on sea defences at c)TG314361 + 12 Snow Bunting
• Norfolk 3 Long-tailed Duck Blakeney Harbour TG028441
• Norfolk 15 Whooper Swan Ludham + 112 Bewick's Swan
• Norfolk 41 Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea on beach N/of Second Avenue NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll at E/end UEA Broad on UEA feeders
• Norfolk Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum by the bridge IP26 5HW TL822943
• Norfolk Great Northern Diver N/ past Hemsby early mrng NR29 4JG TG506172
• Norfolk Black-throated Diver Horsey Mere NR29 4EP TG477228

Saturday 11th January 2014
A beautiful sunny day, the Short-eared Owl was hunting near the entrance to NWT, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers were in Thornham channel and 3 Red-throated Divers were offshore. 4 Little Egrets and a Greenshank were on the lavender marsh, and 70 Snow Buntings were on the beach. A single Stonechat was in the dunes near to the Observatory.

Friday 10th January 2014
A Short-eared Owl was hunting near the entrance to the NWT Dunes reserve morning and evening and a Barn Owl was also seen. 70 Snow Buntings were on the beach late afternoon.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 1+Parrot Crossbill Waveney Forest in clearing 50yds from mound at 12:40 + 20+Common Crossbill then flew SW/
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT past visitor centre PE14 9TN TL548946• Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB on saltmarsh W/of track to beach briefly at 14:30 PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 15:45 Great Yarmouth W/of A149 at Bure Park in field near pond NR30 4AS• Norfolk Glossy Ibis mid a/noon Great Yarmouth W/of A149 at Bure Park in field near pond NR30 4AS• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Kelling Hard at seaward end of track from Kelling Village at midday• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield on tip this mrng TG098346• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Chedgrave Marshes from picnic site W/of New Road follow track NW/• Norfolk 2 Common Crane between Acle & Clippesby N/of A1064 near metal barn this mrng• Norfolk 2 Shorelark 11:00 Great Yarmouth on beach near ramp by cafe NR30 1EB TG531078• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth till 10:45 on beach opposite Hamilton Hotel then flew N/ NR30 1EB TG531078• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in field N/of A149 just W/of warden's house with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441• Norfolk Glossy Ibis 08:09 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh then flew off PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Water Pipit Buckenham Marshes RSPB + 168 Eurasian White-fronted Goose & 4 Bewick's Swan over NR13 4HW TG351056• Norfolk 9 Velvet Scoter Holkham NNR off Holkham Gap this a/noon NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Norwich trapped & ringed at UEA at E/end of broad NR2 1AW TG228084• Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea on beach N/of Second Avenue NR30 5HB TG527119• Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section NR30 1DW TG526082• Norfolk 2 Slavonian Grebe 11:40 Blakeney Harbour viewable from N/end of Stiffkey Fen TG028441• Norfolk 9 Long-tailed Duck 11:00 Blakeney Harbour viewable from N/end of Stiffkey Fen + 2 Black-throated Diver & 2 Great Northern Diver TG028441• Norfolk 26 Snow Bunting Holkham NNR at Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF890447• Norfolk Black-throated Diver Barton Broad at N/end NR12 8AZ TG357222• Norfolk Male Black Redstart 08:55 Happisburgh at NW/end of Doggetts Lane by sea defences NR12 0PR TG337336

Thursday 9th January 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 13:10 Chedgrave Marsh on fence post viewable from Waveney Forest mound TG457011• Norfolk 2 Common Crane 12:20 between Acle & Clippesby N/of A1064 near metal barn showing well• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth at North Denes NR30 1EB TG531078• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 09:30 Haddiscoe Island viewable from Waveney Forest mound TG457011
• Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR on beach• Norfolk 4 Ringtail Hen Harrier 16:50 Hickling Broad at Stubb Mill NR12 0BW TG429221• Norfolk 46 Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea on beach N/of Second Avenue at 14:30 NR30 5HB TG527119• Norfolk Hen Harrier Stiffkey over saltmarsh this evng NR23 1QL TF975431• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Morston Quay NR25 7DJ TG011444• Norfolk 25 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056• Norfolk 1+Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle at 09:20 PE35 6EJ TF672278

Wednesday 8th January 2014
A Barn Owl was hunting, 40 Snow Buntings were on the beach and 30 Golden Plover flew north.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Edgefield in fields W/of the tip TG098346
• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth opp Hamilton Hotel NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard in NE/ corner of Chedgrave Marshes on fence early a/noon
• Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea on beach N/ of Second Ave this a/noon NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk 100 Bewick's Swan Ludham Airfield + 20 Whooper Swan
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Holme Dunes NNR + Black-throated Diver
• Norfolk 4 Snow Bunting W/end of Breydon Water + Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
• Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Old Hunstanton on the beach by lifeboat station

Tuesday 7th January 2014
Once again the sea was productive, more so with the commoner species such as Red-Throated Divers (30+), Great-crested Grebes(40+) and Red-Breasted Mergansers (20+) off shore from the observatory. A single drake Eider was also noted along with at least one Red-necked Grebe. Around a thousand Pink-feet were on the grazing marsh, a single male Snow Bunting flew over the Noa Car park, and two Barn Owls were seen.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Glossy Ibis Hickling Broad NWT flew twds Heigham Holmes viewable from Stubb Mill 15:40 NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes viewable from mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TG457011
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit btw Kelling & Salthouse at Kelling Hard behind shingle ridge
• Norfolk 15 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB + Water Pipit NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Holme
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + 3 Velvet Scoter & Twite PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 2 Little Gull Winterton flew S/past c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Velvet Scoter Hopton-on-Sea + Arctic Skua past NR31 9SE TM535997

Monday 6th January 2014
Highlights today were very much centred on the sea, with Great Northern (3), Black-throated and Red-throated Divers, Red-necked Grebe, Velvet Scoter all recorded plus good numbers of commoner species such as Great Crested Grebe (30+) and Red-breasted Mergansers( 15). Both Short-eared and Barn owls were recorded along the entrance track and around 600 Pink-feet were present on the grazing marsh.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Great White Egret 15:50 King's Lynn viewable from seawall NE/of Ongar Hill Farm TF595255
• Norfolk 10 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB + 6 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
• Norfolk Black Brant King's Lynn on NE/side of River Ouse mouth 15:10 + 1,250 Dark-bellied Brent Goose PE30 2QA TF631204
• Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT at start of Beach Road this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk Great White Egret Nar Valley Fisheries on west lake. View from Wormegay Road & track N/of fisheries
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Thornham Point + 4 Snow Bunting, 9 Twite, 5 Velvet Scoter & Red-necked Grebe PE36 6NZ TF737438
• Norfolk 4 Common Crane 1ml NE/of Acle by A1064 btw Acle Bridge & Billockby
• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes viewable from mound in Waveney Forest 10:15 NR31 9HZ TG457011
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Kelling Water Meadows S/of fence S/of shingle ridge 10:00 NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk Bittern Felbrigg Hall NT on lake
• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Choseley 800yds N/of drying barns 14:05 PE31 8PQ TF757420
• Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter off Hopton-on-Sea 13:20 NR31 9SE TM535997
• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Holme + 2 Black-throated Diver & Slavonian Grebe
• Norfolk 100+Snow Bunting Winterton on North Beach NR29 4BQ TG496198

Sunday 5th January 2014
A bright start gradually reduced to a breezy and grey afternoon. Highlights were a Short-eared Owl hunting in the dunes, 4 Long-tailed Ducks off Gore Point, 19 Red-throated Divers past in 30 minutes mid morning, and a Goosander west, 2 Red-necked Grebes and a Slavonian Grebe were reported from the NWT reserve, together with a Black-throated Diver.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes viewable from mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TG457011
• Norfolk Lapland Bunting Holme NWT + 70 Snow Bunting, 2 Black-throated Diver, Velvet Scoter & Short-eared Owl TF715449
• Norfolk 2 Shorelark mid a/noon Great Yarmouth btw Britannia Pier & Imperial Hotel NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Shorelark Great Yarmouth btw Britannia Pier & Imperial Hotel 12:35 NR30 1EB TG531078
• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Kelling Water Meadows this mrng NR25 7ED TG095436
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes viewable from mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TG457011
• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape 10:55 NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk 15+Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056

Saturday 4th January 2014
An incessantly dark day with heavy rain much of the time, 2 Whooper Swans flew past west, a Black-throated Diver and a Shag were offshore together with 1000+ Common Scoters, an adult Med Gull was seen and 4 Barn Owls and a Short-eared Owl were hunting. 60 Snow Buntings were on the beach.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes from the mound in Waveney Forest at TG457011
• Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brents + Great Northern Diver off the beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
• Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR on the beach + Black-throated Diver offshore & Short-eared Owl on the reserve
• Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier btw Wareham & Stiffkey late a/noon NR23 1QL TF975431
• Norfolk 88 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes midday NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Velvet Scoter off Hopton-on-Sea NR31 9SE TM535997
• Norfolk 2 Firecrest Burgh Castle by entrance to the rectory garden
• Norfolk Snow Bunting Caister-on-Sea on beach at end of Second Ave NR30 5HB TG527119
• Norfolk 3 Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB mid mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk Black Redstart N/end of Topsham Recreation Ground

Friday 3rd January 2014
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull NW/of Edgefield in ploughed field W/of tip mid a/noon TG098346• Norfolk 2 Common Crane 14:20 NE/of Acle in field NW/of A1064 between Acle & Billockby• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard midday Haddiscoe Island viewable from Waveney Forest mound TG457011• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal 10:45 Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weavers Way NR12 0BW TG429221
• Norfolk Male Hen Harrier 14:55 Stiffkey over saltmarsh off campsite wood c/pk NR23 1QL TF975431• Norfolk Male Hen Harrier 14:10 Stiffkey off campsite wood c/pk NR23 1QL TF975431• Norfolk Male Hen Harrier 12:05 Stiffkey Fen over saltmarsh at end of Greenways NR23 1QW TF990438• Norfolk 20 Whooper Swan Ludham Airfield + 80 Bewick's Swan• Norfolk Red-necked Grebe off Holme Dunes NNR + Black-throated Diver, 3+Long-tailed Duck & Great Northern Diver past W/• Norfolk 2+Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436• Norfolk Little Gull S/past Gorleston-on-Sea at 09:46 NR31 6PL TG532036

Thursday 2nd January 2014
A brighter but breezy day, seawatching produced a single Long-tailed Duck, 5 Common Scoters, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 2 Fulmars, and 18 Great Crested Grebes. A Peregrine was hunting near the Observatory and both Barn Owl and Short-eared Owl were recorded.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 10 Parrot Crossbill S/of Holt at Holt CP by c/pk entrance till 11:55 then flew E/ NR25 6SP TG082375
• Norfolk Great White Egret between Welney & Ten Mile Bank flew S/over road at 15:45• Norfolk Drake Green-winged Teal Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weavers Way this a/noon NR12 0BW TG429221• Norfolk 14+Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB this a/noon + 34+Eurasian White-fronted Goose TG378039• Norfolk 32 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB from windmill this mrng + 30 Eurasian White-fronted Goose & Water Pipit NR13 4HW TG351056• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull NW/of Edgefield at tip TG098346• Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard ad+juv Haddiscoe Island viewable from Waveney Forest mound TG457011• Norfolk Richard's Pipit Kelling Water Quags in NE/corner on shingle but mobile NR25 7ED TG095436• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewable from Waveney Forest mound TG457011
• Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier over Ludham Bridge at 16:00• Norfolk Short-eared Owl Thorpe Marshes this a/noon NR14 6PY TM441985• Norfolk 7 Bewick's Swan Breydon Water off South Wall + Spotted Redshank & Firecrest Great Yarmouth on Lichfield Road this mrng NR31 9QB TG464048• Norfolk 2 Red-necked Grebe past Holme Dunes NNR this mrng + Black-throated Diver & 4 Long-tailed Duck• Norfolk 20 Whooper Swan Ludham Airfield at 13:15 + 99 Bewick's Swan• Norfolk 20 Waxwing Norwich NW/A47 over A146 at 12:50• Norfolk 4 Velvet Scoter off Hopton-on-Sea at 10:00 NR31 9SE TM535997• Norfolk 12 Waxwing Norwich off Dereham Road on Mancroft Walk NR2 1AW TG228084

Wednesday 1st January 2014
With strong winds and advancing rain, highlights today were largely on the sea, with 2 Eiders, 3 Long-tailed Ducks off Gore Point, 16 Common Scoters, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, and a Black-throated Diver seen. Also of interest were a Peregrine and a Merlin, and 3 Marsh Harriers were hunting. A Barn Owl was also of note.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
• Norfolk 8 Parrot Crossbill just S/ of Holt 11:45 by Edgefield sign in the clearing at Heath House Woods. Pls park in the field not along the road TG083365
• Norfolk Parrot Crossbill just S/ of Holt by Edgefield sign in the clearing at Heath House Woods then flew twds CP. Pls park in the field not along the road TG083365
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull NW/ of Edgefield in field 800m W/ of Edgefield Tip this a/noon TG098346
• Norfolk Great White Egret Nar Valley Fisheries Lakes this a/noon + 1st Winter Caspian Gull from track btw Wormegay Rd & Blackborough End Tip
• Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose btw Choseley & Docking with Pink-footed Geese + Barnacle Goose
• Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull NW/ of Edgefield in field near Edgefield Tip TG098346
• Norfolk 2 Taiga Bean Goose btw Buckenham Marshes RSPB & Cantley Marshes RSPB + 26 White-fronted Goose late mrng TG378039
• Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes from the mound in Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM451979
• Norfolk 5 Common Crane near Horsey Mere + Mealy Redpoll & Hen Harrier
• Norfolk Redhead Smew Titchwell RSPB on the sea + 3 Velvet Scoter & Ringtail Hen Harrier on Thornham Marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
• Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Winterton Dunes NNR on beach by hut at far end of c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198
• Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Weybourne off the beach c/pk NR25 7SR TG111435
• Norfolk c)50 Snow Bunting Hunstanton on the beach below the lighthouse PE36 5AH TF672409
• Norfolk 2 Twite 09:05 Titchwell RSPB near the boardwalk PE31 8BB TF759436

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