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NORFOLK ORNITHOLOGISTS' ASSOCIATION

Recent Sightings from Holme Bird Observatory Recording Area and County News from Birdnet

 

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Sunday 21st June 2015

 

Another quiet day. Moths today included a Cream Bordered Green Pea, Rosy Footman and a Pinion-streaked Snout.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper till 09:25 Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then flew twds beach + Spotted Redshank from Daukes Hide & 5 Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Spoonbill Salthouse E/of Iron Road NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk Marsh Warbler Narborough off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn PE32 1TE

> Norfolk 2 1st Summer Little Gull Titchwell RSPB late a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Little Gull Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape mid mrng NR12 0BW TG429221

 

Saturday 20th June 2015

A fairly quiet day overall, with rain encroaching in the early afternoon. Ringing was limited to a Dunnock, Blue Tit and Great Tit in the nets, but moths improved today with a Lunar Hornet Moth and 2 Red-necked Footman of particular note. At least 7 Lesser Whitethroats were around the reserve and both Common and Little Tern flew past the Broadwater.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape at 21:40 NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT at 09:48 on Simmond's Scrape from Dauke's Hide + 7 Spoonbill NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Marsh Warbler Narborough at 17:55 off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn singing & showing well PE32 1TE

> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill E/over Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438

> Norfolk Arctic Skua W/past Cley Beach c/pk at 10:40

> Norfolk Drake Garganey W/past Cley NWT at 10:00 NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Common Crossbill Titchwell RSPB E/over c/pk at 07:40 PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Friday 19th June 2015

A family of Lesser Whitethroats fledged today with 5 juveniles ringed. A Cuckoo was again busy around the reserve, and a Grey Wagtail flying over calling was a surprise. On the sea over 1000 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 13 Gannets, 4 Little Terns, 152 Sandwich Terns and 4 Common Terns were noted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT briefly at 20:17 on Simmond's Scrape from Dauke's Hide then flew to back North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT at 10:40 on Simmond's Scrape from Dauke's Hide + 10 Spoonbill NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Marsh Warbler Narborough at 21:15 off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn showing on & off PE32 1TE

> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill (1 Adult + 4 Juvenile) Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Spoonbill Salthouse at 08:55 on 2nd pool E/of Iron Road NR25 7XW TG082443

 

Thursday 18th June 2015

A Spoonbill landed at the east end of Broadwater and Cuckoo and Turtle Dove were around the reserve.

Norfolk News fro Birdnet

> Norfolk Adult White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT at 11:15 on Simmond's Scrape then flew towards North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill (1 Adult + 1 Juvenile) Salthouse NWT on new scrape at 18:50 NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk Marsh Warbler Narborough at 16:15 off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn showing on & off PE32 1TE

> Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Bishop's Hide + 4 1s Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen at 11:24 + Curlew Sandpiper NR23 1QW TF990438

> Norfolk Adult Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB W/of main path at 08:20 + 6 1s Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Arctic Skua off Winterton-on-Sea this evng

> Norfolk Quail N/of Wymondham singing barley field off Barnham Broom Road from public footpath at 19:40

> Norfolk Female Garganey Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

 

 

Wednesday 17th June 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT at 19:00 on Simmonds Scrape from Daukes Hide NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Bee-eater N/of North Walsham s/over Swafield at 18:56

> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 4 Little Gull & 6 Red-crested Pochard on Patsy's Reedbed PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Bee-eater Reported W/of Norwich at University of East Anglia at 17:10 heard only

> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow Burnham Overy Staithe s/over harbour c/pk

> Norfolk Marsh Warbler 12:45 Narborough at 06:30 off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn PE32 1TE

> Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Breydon Water late mrng at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048

 

Tuesday 16th June 2015

On the sea 200 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, 5 Gannets, 21 Little Terns, 375 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern were of note, while 2 Spoonbills were of note around the fresh marsh. A Peregrine was also hunting and a Crossbill flew over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper 20:30 Cley NWT on north scrape + Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk No Sign of Reported Blyth's Reed Warbler Great Yarmouth at Gapton Marshes this a/noon

> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Adult White-tailed Eagle W/over Cromer twds Sheringham 11:00

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Holme NWT 15:00 TF715449

> Norfolk Spoonbill E/of Stiffkey Greens on marsh 16:40

> Norfolk Marsh Warbler 12:45 Narborough off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn PE32 1TE

> Norfolk No Sign of Golden Oriole btw Hardingham & Reymerston singing in poplars near River Yare TG028057

> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh + 1s Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Monday 15th June 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk No Sign of Paddyfield Warbler Blakeney Point NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk No Sign of Blyth's Reed Warbler Blakeney Point at Halfway House NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Marsh Warbler 21:00 Narborough off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn PE32 1TE

> Norfolk Golden Oriole btw Hardingham & Reymerston singing in poplars near River Yare TG028057

> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Cley NWT E/of East Bank on the Serpentine 14:00 NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Bee-eater S/over Winterton North Dunes 11:00 NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Drake Garganey Buckenham Marshes RSPB viewable from mill NR13 4HW TG351056

> Norfolk 2 1st Summer Little Gull Cley NWT flew E/over East Bank this evng NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Sunday 14th June 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Blyth's Reed Warbler 18:35 Blakeney Point 100yds N/of Halfway House in sueada at edge of beach. Keep away from roped off areas & away from nearby Oystercatcher nest. Park at Cley beach c/pk & walk west NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper 18:15 Cley NWT on north scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Paddyfield Warbler 17:50 Blakeney Point SW/of blue roped-off area. Keep away from roped off areas. Park at Cley beach c/pk & walk west NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Adult Laughing Gull Blakeney Point flew W/past Long Hills 16:20 NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Paddyfield Warbler 10:45 Blakeney Point just past The Hood showing well on+off. Park at Cley beach c/pk & walk west NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Bee-eater Southrepps on power lines 11:00-11:30 then flew south

> Norfolk Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen 15:00 NR23 1QW TF990438

> Norfolk Marsh Warbler 13:10 Narborough off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn PE32 1TE

> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Welney WWT from Lyle Hide PE14 9TN TL548946

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Salthouse NW/of Dun Cow pub NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk No Sign of Red-backed Shrike Walsey Hills NOA

> Norfolk Black Redstart Chedgrave by RSPB office

> Norfolk 3 Quail Welney WWT from main obs, Friends Hide & Reedbed Hide PE14 9TN TL548946

 

Saturday 13th June 2015

Rain for much of the day saw little in the way of bird activity, but the moth catch improved with highlights including 3 Diamond-backs, a Shoulder-striped Wainscot and a Pine Hawk Moth. At Walsey Hills a female Red-backed Shrike was on Snipe's Marsh, while 2 Med Gulls and a Cuckoo were also of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Blyth's Reed Warbler Blakeney Point 20:07 at Halfway House. Walk W/from Cley Beach c/pk for 1.5mls, keep on seward side of ridge & clear of roped off areas NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT at 18:00 on North Scrape viewable from screen but distant NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Paddyfield Warbler Blakeney Point at 15:30 flew to roped off area at E/end of Long Hills but elusive. Walk W/from Cley beach c/pk for 3mls. Keep on seaward sdie of ridge & away from roped off areas NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk No Sign of Paddyfield Warbler Blakeney Point by 10:10 near The Hood. Walk W/from Cley beach c/pk for 3mls. Keep on seaward sdie of ridge & away from roped off areas NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk No Sign of Paddyfield Warbler Blakeney Point in suaeda at Long Hills. Walk W/from Cley beach car park for 3mls. Keep on seaward side of ridge & away from roped-off areas NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Marsh Warbler Narborough at 20:35 off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn showing well PE32 1TE

> Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike 1ml E/of Cley S/of Walsey Hills NOA at 19:30 S/of A149 at Snipes Marsh viewable from A149 NR25 7SA TG062439

> Norfolk No Sign of Male Red-backed Shrike Blakeney Freshmarsh 15:30 at N/end along drainage channel

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Blakeney Harbour on saltmarsh at 13:10 TG028441

> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Welney WWT from Lyle Hide early a/noon showing well + Great White Egret PE14 9TN TL548946

> Norfolk Probable Marsh Warbler Blakeney Point 11:25 at Halfway House in suaeda on seaward side but elusive NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Welney WWT from main obsvertory PE14 9TN TL548946

> Norfolk Golden Oriole Reported Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide, heard only NR13 4HS TG341066

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT off East Bank then flew E/ NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Reedbed + Little Gull on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB + 3 Little Gull & 7 Red-crested Pochard PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle on N/side at 09:00 PE35 6EJ TF672278

> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT till 09:30 on Rush Hill Scrape then flew towards Swim Coots NR12 0BW TG429221

> Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Salthouse W/over Iron Road between 09:00 & 09:30 NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Breydon Water + 2 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048

 

Friday 12th June 2015

A Nuthatch above the Obs building was very unusual. 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT at 20:20 on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Paddyfield Warbler Blakeney Point 19:00 in suaeda at Long Hills but elusive. Walk W/from Cley beach car park for 3mls. Keep on seaward side of ridge & away from roped-off areas. No more searches planned NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Black Stork low W/over Narborough at 17:55 & appeared to land near Narborough Fisheries

> Norfolk Black Stork SW/over South Raynham at 15:25

> Norfolk Possible Lesser Crested Tern E/past Blakeney Point at 07:15 but no further sign by late mrng NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Bee-eater S/over Winterton-on-Sea at 10:45

> Norfolk Marsh Warbler Narborough at 18:40 off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn showing well PE32 1TE

> Norfolk 2 Bee-eater W/over Kelling Heath at 11:00 TG102419

> Norfolk Adult Spoonbill Burnham Overy + Male Ring Ouzel at E/end of Burnham Overy Dunes

> Norfolk Possible Orange-billed Tern sp E/past Blakeney Point at 07:15 NR25 7DJ TG007464

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

 

Thursday 11th June 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Paddyfield Warbler Blakeney Point 19:10 in sueada at Long Hills. Walk from Cley beach c/pk, remain on nseaward side of the shingle bank, keep out of roped off area

> ***Insect news*** Norfolk 8+ Swallowtail Hickling Broad NWT this a/noon NR12 0BW

> Norfolk Marsh Warbler just NW/of Narborough singing 19:00 off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds NE/of Ship Inn PE32 1TE

> Norfolk Greenish Warbler Blakeney Point 19:19 at Yankee Ridge NR25 7DJ

> Norfolk Adult Spoonbill E/over Titchwell RSPB this mrng PE31 8BB

 

Wednesday 10th June 2015

Firstly apologises to anyone visiting the website hoping for sightings updates. Unfortunately phone and internet connection was lost over the weekend and the first two days of this week, but as they say, the service has now (hopefully) returned to normal !

Birds of interest today included a Spoonbill west over the grazing Marsh early morning and a Cuckoo frequenting the east bank area mid morning. Moths included the first Sharp-angled Peacock and two Lyme Grass.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Marsh Warbler 20:20 just NW/of Narborough off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds NE/of Ship Inn - for 3rd day PE32 1TE

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT btw Arnold's Marsh & Sea Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Reedbed + 8 Red-crested Pochard & 2 Bittern PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point on beach at E/end 19:40 then flew to Blakeney Freshmarsh NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Marsh Warbler 18:30 just NW/of Narborough off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds NE/of Ship Inn PE32 1TE

> Norfolk Probable Great White Egret Cley NWT flew over North Foreland Wood this a/noon

> Norfolk Spoonbill 07:55 W/over Holme NOA TF717450

> Norfolk 2 Adult Summer Long-tailed Duck on sea off Hunstanton Cliffs this mrng

 

Tuesday 9th June 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Marsh Warbler 20:20 just NW/of Narborough off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds NE/of Ship Inn - for 3rd day PE32 1TE

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT btw Arnold's Marsh & Sea Pool this evng NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Reedbed + 8 Red-crested Pochard & 2 Bittern PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Monday 8th June 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill N/over Horsey + 2 Turtle Dove flew over NR29 4EP TG477228

> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill W/over Holme NOA this a/noon TF717450

 

Sunday 7th June 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Spoonbill Salthouse on pool E/of Iron Road this a/noon

> Norfolk Honey Buzzard 11:05 W/over Northrepps

 
Saturday 6th June 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Spoonbill Salthouse on pool E/of Iron Road this mrng

 

Friday 5th June 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Fem Red-footed Falcon btw Winterton & Hemsby until 20:15 when lost to sight and no further sign by 21:10

> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Salthouse on pools E/of Iron Road 15:55 NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk Possible Alpine Swift Mundesley over Cromer Road then flew twds Trimingham

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT E/of East Bank on The Serpentine 15:05 NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Great White Egret 1.5mls NNE/of Wells flew W/over East Hills 14:10 TF924456

> Norfolk 2 Bee-eater Winterton Dunes S/of beach c/pk in South Valley 11:30-11:40 then flew off south

> Norfolk Female Grey-headed Wagtail Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441

 

 

Thursday 4th June 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Spoonbill Salthouse on grazing marsh NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk Male Red-footed Falcon E/over Sheringham 16:45 then over Beeston 16:50 then flew south

 

Wednesday 3rd June 2015

A better day weather wise, with the best birds today being Hobby and Cuckoo frequenting the Observatory area and two wheatears on the marsh adjacent to the entrance track.

 

Tuesday 2nd June 2015

Unsurprisingly with the strong winds little to report. A Barn Owl was hunting over Redwell Marsh early morning and a Turtle Dove was calling nearby. Several Green hairstreaks were on the dune edge behind the observatory building.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope 21:20 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Great White Egret S/past Hopton-on-Sea 15:55 NR31 9SE TM535997

> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope 15:40 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope 12:15 Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 11 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Monday 1st June 2015

Another breezy, though at least sunny day at the observatory. Bird wise a vocal Cuckoo continued to frequent the area around the east bank. On the adjacent NWT reserve a Spoonbill was present mid morning and a  Spotted Flycatcher was in the pines.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Spoonbill Holme NWT mid mrng TF715449

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT E/of East Bank on the Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle hide PE14 9TN TL548946

> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weavers Way 15:00 + Little Stint & Bittern NR12 0BW TG429221

 

Sunday 31st May 2015

A good count of 57 Black-tailed Godwits on the flooded area south of the approach track was noteworthy, with at least three Pink-feet still present there as well.  An Icterine Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher were at Walsey Hills.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Possible Female Red-footed Falcon SE/of Norwich at Carey's Meadow / Whitlingam this evng

> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Cley NWT E/of East Bank late evng briefly NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy Dunes on pool E/of seawall

> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT E/of East Bank on the Serpentine this evng NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Icterine Warbler 17:30 E/of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA at S/end but no further sign by 19:45 NR25 7SA TG062439

 

 

Saturday 30th May 2015

A quiet day, the highlights were a Hobby through over the grazing marsh, 30 Black-tailed Godwits on the NWT and the regular Cuckoo was active near the Broadwater. On the sea 4 Brent Geese, 400 Common Scoters, a Great Crested Grebe, 4 Fulmars, 2 Gannets, 3 Guillemots, 8 auk sp, 536 Sandwich Terns, 30 Common Terns, 4 Arctic Terns, and 2 Little Terns were seen. Moths included 2 Eyed, a Poplar and a Small Elephant Hawk Moth while butterflies included Common Blue, Green Hairstreak and Small Copper. At Walsey Hills 2 Little Stints were viewable on Pope's Marsh and approx. 100 Swifts flew through during the day.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on The Serpentine NR25 7SA

> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT late a/noon on North Scrape but distant NR25 7SA

> Norfolk No Further Sign of Red-necked Phalarope Kelling Water Meadows late mrng NR25 7ED

> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Salthouse just N/of Dun Cow pub but flew W/ NR25 7XW

 

Friday 29th May 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Adult Spoonbill Cley NWT on The Serpentine this evng NR25 7SA

> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT this mrng NR12 0BW

> Norfolk 2 1st Summer Little Gull Cley NWT midday on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA

> Norfolk 11 1st Summer Little Gull Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB

 

Thursday 28th May 2015

On the sea today a Red-breasted Merganser and a single Gannet were of note. Elsewhere up to 3 Cuckoos were in the area and a Hobby was of note over the NWT. A passage of Swifts continued with 250+ during the day.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk No Sign of Dotterel Choseley Drying Barns but 2 Turtle Dove PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT E/of East Bank on the Serpentine + 1s Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on saltmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Breydon Water N/of North Wall NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme NWT TF715449

> Norfolk Black Redstart Wymondham on W/side of Ketts Park early mrng only

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Fakenham on Valley Way in garden 11:00

> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB 06:00 + 12 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Wednesday 27th May 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Again No Sign of Western Bonelli's Warbler Hickling Broad NWT this mrng NR12 0BW TG429221

> Norfolk Honey Buzzard 18:30 NNW/over Norwich Airport

> Norfolk Immature Spoonbill Breydon Water by South Wall + 3 Common Scoter opp pumphouse NR31 9QB

> Norfolk No Sign of Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT E/of The Serpentine on Pope's Pool at 08:20 + Curlew Sandpiper 08:28 NR25 7SA

> Norfolk 2 Fem Dotterel 08:00 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ

> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this a/noon PE31 8BB

> Norfolk 11 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB

 

 

Tuesday 26th May 2015

Highlights today included a Spoonbill on the broadwater, single flyover Crossbill and Siskin and a Cuckoo along the East bank.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Western Bonelli's Warbler (identified from sonogram) 09:25-09:45 Hickling Broad NWT singing by Weavers Way SW/of Rush Hill scrape but no further sign

> Norfolk No Further Sign of Bonelli's Warbler sp Hickling Broad NWT by Weavers Way SW/of Rush Hill scrape by 14:00. From Potter Heigham church walk N/thru wood & go right to view hawthorns past 1st stile NR12 0BW TG429221

> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper till 09:30 Cley NWT on North Scrape then flew to beach with 10 Ringed Plovers NR25 7SA TG049441

 

Monday 25th May 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT 19:32 still on Pope's Pool NR25 7SA

> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT 19:19 on Arnold's Marsh but distant NR25 7SA

> Norfolk 5 Dotterel 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns early evng. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view PE31 8PQ TF757420

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

> Norfolk Spoonbill 12:55 Cley NWT on The Serpentine NR25 7SA

> Norfolk No Sign of Red-spotted Bluethroat Blakeney Point by 09:30 NR25 7DJ

> Norfolk No Sign of Icterine Warbler West Runton just E/of Laburnum Caravan Park early mrng

 

Sunday 24th May 2015

A grey day but with some highlights, including a Hobby hunting the grazing marsh to the south, a Cuckoo flying past calling, 35 Black-tailed Godwits, a summer plumage Golden Plover, 4 Little Terns and a Sandwich Tern along the Broadwater, and steady passage of Swallows, Swifts and House Martins.

At Walsey Hills 4 Little Gulls flew past west, a Curlew Sandpiper was on Pope's Marsh and a Spoonbill was on the Serpentine.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Icterine Warbler 20:20 West Runton N/of A149 by Water Lane just E/of Laburnum caravan park viewable from football pitch. Park only in clifftop c/pk at end of Water Lane & walk back NR27 9QA

> Norfolk Male Red-spotted Bluethroat 19:15 Blakeney Point by laboratory in tamarisks showing well NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk 5 Female Dotterel 15:50 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns . Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT E/of East Bank + Curlew Sandpiper on Pope's Pool this mrng & 1s Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Male Golden Oriole Winterton North Dunes in plantation briefly NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Salthouse Heath 18:30

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Choseley Drying Barns 18:30 PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk 4 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438

> Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Salthouse NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh 06:05 PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Saturday 23rd May 2015

A quiet day with a Cuckoo active around the reserve, a Little Tern and 3 Sandwich Terns along Broadwater, and a Siskin calling in the pines. At Walsey Hills 2 Little Terns were visible on the marshes and around 50 Swifts were milling about above.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Spoonbill Salthouse late mrng at the duck pond

> Norfolk 5 Dotterel 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell E/of Choseley Drying Barns in fields to NE/ early mrng. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view PE31 8PQ

> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Salthouse over marsh N/ of A149 this evng

> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Beighton Church

> Norfolk 8 Little Gull Titchwell RSPB + Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB

 

Friday 22nd May 2015

On the seawatch today 17 Little Terns, 229 Sandwich Terns and 19 Common Terns were passing. Also of note were a Turtle Dove, 2 Cuckoos, a Lesser Whitethroat, and 2 Black-tailed Godwits.

 

Thursday 21st May 2015

A seawatch produced 1 Fulmar, 24 Little Terns, 103 Sandwich Terns and 6 Common Terns. 2 Turtle Doves flew across the road near the saltings and a Cuckoo was near the Observatory. There was no further sign of the White-fronted Geese, but a Pink-footed Goose and a single Wheatear were still on the grazing marsh. In the evening a Black Stork was seen passing over pines and along the beach, before heading inland towards Old Hunstanton.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Probable Little Bittern Snettisham Coastal Park singing 1/2ml N/of Beach Road by inner seawall in reeds by large gorse patch 18:00-18:45 - heard only TF648335

> Norfolk 1st Summer Bonaparte's Gull 17:05 Breydon Water by South Wall opp windpump then flew twds Burgh Castle & no further sign NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk No Further Sign of Black Stork Ringstead Downs by 19:50

> Norfolk No Sign of 1st Summer Bonaparte's Gull Breydon Water this evng NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Black Stork 18:40 SW/of Old Hunstanton Park over Ringstead Downs viewable from hilltop btw Ringstead & Sedgeford then lost to view

> Norfolk Black Stork over Scolt Head Island NNR this a/noon PE31 8DS TF821459

> Norfolk Possible 2nd Summer Audouin's Gull Gorleston-on-Sea south of pier off Gorleston Cliffs 09:00-09:12 tho distant, then flew N/ NR31 6PL

> Norfolk Black Kite Wells 09:31 flew S/ over Church Street

> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper early evng Cley NWT E/of East Bank on the Serpentine + Little Stint & Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk No Sign of Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT on Pope's Pool this mrng but Pectoral Sandpiper & Spoonbill NR25 7SA

> Norfolk 16 Dotterel 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell E/of Choseley Drying Barns in fields to NE/ early mrng. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ

> Norfolk No Sign of Red-necked Phalarope Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh early mrng PE31 8BB

 

Wednesday 20th May 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT on Pope's Pool 17:15 + Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint & Short-eared Owl NR25 7SA

> Norfolk 2 Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on The Serpentine 14:30 + Red-necked Phalarope & 2 Curlew Sandpiper NR25 7SA

> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT on The Serpentine again early a/noon + Pectoral Sandpiper & Spoonbill NR25 7SA

> Norfolk 15 Dotterel 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell E/of Choseley Drying Barns late mrng. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh late mrng PE31 8BB

> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT on The Serpentine + Curlew Sandpiper & Little Stint NR25 7SA

> ***RFI*** Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Cley NWT any news of bird which flew twds sea pls. Call 0115 871 2888 / TXT 07581 302 260

> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT showing well from East Bank early mrng NR25 7SA

> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton Dunes NNR by plantation this evng

> Norfolk 5 1st Summer Little Gull Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh late a/noon + Short-eared Owl over grazing meadow PE31 8BB

> Norfolk 2 White-fronted Goose Holme Dunes NWT + Turtle Dove

> Norfolk 2 Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water NR31 9QB

> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Felbrigg Hall NT on wet meadow early mrng NR11 8PR

 

Tuesday 19th May 2015

Between showers, highlights were 2 Barnacle Geese with two White-fronts on the grazing marsh, a Wheatear and a Whinchat nearby, a Little Tern fishing near the Hun sluice, a steady passage of Swifts west, and at Thornham Harbour 8 Knot and 20 Dunlin were feeding together with 2 Little Stints.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper 19:25 Cley NWT E/of East Bank on the Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Spoonbill Thornham Harbour in channel 17:45 PE36 6NL TF728440

> Norfolk Immature Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 5 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Great White Egret E/over Titchwell RSPB 13:50 PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Adult Spoonbill Cley NWT + Little Stint E/of East Bank on the Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 10 Dotterel 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell E/of Choseley Drying Barns this mrng. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946

> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Cley NWT on the Serpentine this evng + 1s Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Little Gull Breydon Water at E/end this evng NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Salthouse S/of Gramborough Hill 10:20 NR25 7XW TG085441

 

Sunday 17th May 2015

Highlights today were 14 Common Scoters, 2 Fulmars, 25 Little Terns, 109 Sandwich Terns and 9 Common Terns on the seawatch, a Firecrest in the pines near the NWT centre, and a Hooded Crow over. At least 3 Wheatears were also of note, and a passage of Swifts and Swallows took place throughout the day. At Walsey Hills 56 Swallows, 25 Sand Martins, 180 Swifts and 3 Red Kites passed through west.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Male Grey-headed Wagtail Kelling N/of A149 at N/end of Kelling Quag at midday

> Norfolk 20 Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns at 15:55 in field. From barns walk E/along path to view N/ PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Female Montagu's Harrier Barnham Broom W/over fields at 09:30

> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water till 07:20 at E/end then flew N/ NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Hooded Crow over Holme NOA TF717450

> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at North Wall NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk 1st Winter Kittiwake Titchwell RSPB at 19:00 on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT mid a/noon E/of East Bank on The Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 2 Male Turtle Dove New Buckenham Common NR13 4HN TG357059

> Norfolk 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Titchwell RSPB at 08:45 + 4 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

 

Saturday 16th May 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Great White Egret Hockwold Washes at 20:00

> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB at 17:00 on freshmarsh + 2 Little Stint & 5 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 18:30 NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Blakeney Freshmarsh at 17:50

> Norfolk Honey Buzzard SE/of Norwich NW/over Framingham Earl at 16:15

> Norfolk 22 Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns at 15:40 in field. From barns walk E/along path to view N/ PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Spoonbill Holme Dunes NNR in channel

> Norfolk Bee-eater Breydon Water flew W/along South Wall at 11:55, heard only NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on S/side of North Scrape at 12:45 NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Spoonbill over Breydon Water + Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank & White Stork (escaped) NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide at 09:25 showing well PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Immature Iceland Gull SW/over Titchwell RSPB + Short-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 3 Drake Garganey Welney WWT from main obsvertory PE14 9TN TL548946

> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT at 15:30 E/of East Bank on The Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Breydon Water at the E/end this mrng + Drake Garganey NR31 9QB TG464048

 

Friday 15th May 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 16 + Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns in field. From barns walk E/along path to view N/ PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Possible Ringtail Montagu's Harrier between Wymondham & Kimberley over rape field by public footpath at 18:45

> Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB at 18:05 from Parrinder Hide showing well + 4 Little Gull & Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Spoonbill W/over Titchwell RSPB + 4 Little Gull & Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT this evng E/of East Bank on The Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Drake Garganey Salthouse at 18:00 N/of A149 viewed from Iron Road + 2 1s Little Gull over floods NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk Little Gull Titchwell RSPB + Short-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Whinchat Great Yarmouth Cemetery in North Section NR30 1DW TG526082

> Norfolk 2nd Summer Little Gull Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle briefly at 10:40 on N/side PE35 6EJ TF672278

> Norfolk 2 1st Summer Little Gull Breydon Water at E/end early mrng NR31 9QB TG464048

 

Thursday 14th May 2015

A cool and breezy day, things were fairly quiet but an Arctic Tern flew close along Broadwater, and 2 Yellow Wagtails went over west. Brown Argus was of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill E/over Brancaster at 20:00 PE31 8AW TF772438

> Norfolk 2 Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide at 19:20 + 2 Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 11 Female Dotterel 1.5mls S/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns in field at 13:05. From barns walk E/along path to view N/ PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB till mid mrng on freshmarsh then flew W/ + 1s Little Gull PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Drake Garganey Salthouse NR25 7XW TG082443

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme Dunes NNR at 12:25 E/of beach c/pk from coastal path behind houses viewed towards the tower

> Norfolk Little Gull Cley NWT on Serpentine mid mrng NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water + 1s Little Gull & White Stork NR31 9QB TG464048

 

Wednesday 13th May 2015

On the sea today counts of 93 Sandwich, !3 Common, 13 Little and one Arctic Tern were noteworthy and in the recording area there were counts of at least 20 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Wheatear and 2 Turtle Doves. The sun brought out a good selection of Butterflies with Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus and Wall Brown all seen well.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh this evng NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 22 Dotterel 19:30 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell E/of Choseley Drying Barns . Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk No Sign of Wryneck Holme NWT but 4 Turtle Dove TF715449

> Norfolk Bee-eater near Ranworth flew NE/over private site this mrng

> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB at N/end W/of path 18:00 PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk Hoopoe Blakeney freshmarsh flew from NW/corner twds church 11:55

> Norfolk Quail WNW/of Diss singing at North Lopham 07:30

> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water early mrng + Little Gull NR31 9QB TG464048

 

Tuesday 12th May 2015

A Wryneck on the NWT reserve was very much bird of the day, Grasshopper Warbler and Turtle Dove were also reported plus seven Wheatears. Several Yellow Wagtails were still around the cattle on the grazing marsh and a Spotted flycatcher was in the pines near the observatory morning early morning.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Wryneck 20:40 Holme NWT in dunes. Park at saltings c/pk & keep to coast path TF715449

> Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney harbour at E/end flew W/along main channel 15:45 TG028441

> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide 15:15 + Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill W/over Horsey twds Hickling 13:25

> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill over Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill W/over Breydon Water early a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water circled over E/end late mrng NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk Red-rumped Swallow 11:00 Cley NWT just W/of beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 14 Dotterel 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell E/of Choseley Drying Barns this mrng. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ TF757420

 

Monday 11th May 2015

On the sea today a female Red-breasted Merganser was present and 4 Arctic Terns flew through west together with 42 Sandwich Terns, and 12 Little Terns. Also of note were a single Wheatear on the grazing marsh, a Whimbrel, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, and 3 Spotted Flycatchers around the pines. Butterflies included Orange Tip, Brimstone, Green Hairstreak and Small Copper while in the moth trap a Small Elephant Hawk, Frosted Green, and a Ruby Tiger were of note.

 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Male Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler 20:05 Blakeney Point in plantation + Female Subalpine Warbler. Park at Cley beach c/pk & walk 3mls along shingle to view NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk No Further Sign of Citril Finch Burnham Overy Dunes at W/end of Holkham Pines by 15:50. Park at Lady Ann's Drive & walk W/for 1.5mls NR23 1RJ TF867455

> Norfolk No Further Sign of Male Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler Blakeney Point by 13:30 but Female Subalpine Warbler in plantation. Park at Cley beach c/pk & walk 3mls along shingle to view NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Male Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler Blakeney Point in plantation 12:15. Boat from Morston Quay 13:45 but all other boats cancelled due to wind NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk No Further Sign of Citril Finch Burnham Overy Dunes at W/end of Holkham Pines by by late mrng. Bird was present 06:10 then mobile calling in flight till 06:30. Park at Lady Ann's Drive & walk W/for 1.5mls NR23 1RJ TF867455

> Norfolk Female Subalpine Warbler Blakeney Point in plantation 09:00 only NR25 7DJ TG007464

> Norfolk Citril Finch Burnham Overy Dunes - any further news please text 07581 302 260 / call 01158 712888

 

Sunday 10th May 2015

Of note today were 3 Gannets, 2 Little Terns and 7 Sandwich Terns offshore, a Spoonbill circling above the Observatory and heading east, a Common Buzzard drifting west, 3 Whimbrel, one Cuckoo, one Barn Owl, 100+ Swifts, a Peregrine, 20 Sand Martins, 6 House Martins, 100+ Swallows, one Lesser Whitethroat and 9 Wheatears. Moths included 2 Small Elephant Hawks, and a Chocolate Tip, and butterflies included Brown Argus, Small Copper and Green Hairstreak.

At Walsey Hills a fairly quiet day with 75 Swallows through west and 6 Green Hairstreaks around the reserve.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk No Further Sign of Citril Finch Holkham Pines by 20:00

> Norfolk Citril Finch 19:00 Burnham Overy Dunes at W/end of Holkham Pines. Park at Lady Ann's Drive & walk W/for 1.5mls NR23 1RJ TF867455

> Norfolk 20 Dotterel this evng 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns. Park at barns & walk E/along path to view north PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Bee-eater Winterton North Dunes 11:05 - heard only NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes mid mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Golden Oriole W/of Weybourne just N/of A149 at Muckleburgh Bump 06:30 then flew east

> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill E/over Titchwell RSPB 08:10 + Drake Scaup on tidal marsh PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Dotterel btw Felbrigg & Metton 1/2ml S/of B1436 in field E/of minor road early mrng then flew NW - for 2nd day

> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Stiffkey Fen viewable from seawall this evng NR23 1QW TF990438

> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park at S/end then flew north TF648335

> Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Winterton-on-Sea on playing field

> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park + 2 Turtle Dove at S/end near concrete blocks TF648335

 

Saturday 9th May 2015

A huge movement of  618 Swifts and 3782 Swallows took place along Hunstanton Cliffs this morning. At the Observatory 2 Spotted Flycatchers were in the pines to the north of the Richardson Hide, and 8 Little Terns, 2 Sandwich Terns, a Common Tern, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 12 Whitethroats, 10 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, and 5 Yellow Wagtails were also noted.

At Walsey Hills a Turtle Dove flew through south-east and 4 Yellow Wagtails were also counted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Golden Oriole Hickling Broad NWT in flight 200yds S/of vis centre this a/noon NR12 0BW

> Norfolk 21 Dotterel NE/of Choseley Drying Barns 12:45 in ploughed field viewed from Chalk Pit Lane PE31 8PQ

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on The Serpentine + Turtle Dove flew E/ NR25 7SA

> Norfolk 3 Temminck's Stint 09:55 Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way NR12 0BW

> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this evng + Drake Scaup PE31 8BB

> Norfolk Osprey 07:00 Norwich flew over UAE

> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Kelling Quags + Whinchat

 

Friday 8th May 2015

On the sea today 11 Little Terns, 51 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern were counted. On the grazing marsh there were 3 Pink-feet, 6 Barnacle Geese, 100+ Brent Geese, 6 Black-tailed Godwits, a single Snipe, and 4 Ruff. Two Whinchats were near the entrance to the NWT reserve and Turtle Dove and Cuckoo were heard in the paddocks. Other migrants of note included 8 Wheatears, 2 Tree Pipits, 3 Yellow Wagtails and 8 Tree Sparrows.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Overy Staithe viewed from sea wall

> Norfolk 23 Dotterel NE/of Choseley Drying Barns this evng in ploughed field viewed from Chalk Pit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape at 11:00 but no sign at 12:30 NR12 0BW TG429221

> Norfolk 3 Common Crane over Kelling Heath at 13;18 TG102419

> Norfolk 3 Common Crane over Stiffkey Fen at 12:45 NR23 1QW TF990438

> Norfolk Spoonbill E/over Holme Dunes NWT at 10:34

> Norfolk 3 Turtle Dove Holme Dunes NNR E/of beach c/pk from coastal path behind houses

> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Roydon Common NWT

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Wretton at 15:00 from the cut bridge

> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Choseley Drying Barns at 15:45 on wires PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park 12:30 in clear area 200yds N/of pines TF648335

> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park 50yds N/of Beach Road at 12:45 TF648335

> Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes

> Norfolk Black Redstart Great Yarmouth W/of seafront on roof NR30 1EB TG531078

> Norfolk 2 Female Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park in cleared area 200yds N/of pines + 3 Turtle Dove & Snow Bunting flew N/ TF648335

> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Holme NWT in paddocks behind NWT pay hut at 08:55 TF715449

> Norfolk 2 Turtle Dove Blofield Heath in garden NR13 4QH TG328115

 

Thursday 7th May 2015

Six Barnacle Geese were still around the grazing marsh today but there was no further sign of the mysterious Bar-headed Goose! Seawatching produced 3 Little Terns, 53 Sandwich Terns, 5 Common Terns and 2 Arctic Terns, and a Cuckoo, 150+ Swifts, a Peregrine, 6 Sand Martins, 40 Swallows, 3 Blackcaps, 5 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 10 Sedge Warblers, and a Reed Warbler were noted. 3 Whinchats were in fields near the NWT hides and around 10 Wheatears were on the grazing marshes, with at least 4 Yellow Wagtails among the cattle.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Spoonbill Wells at 11:oo NR23 1AR TF917437

> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Billy's Wash + AD Little Gull on Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cantley Marshes RSPB on pool at midday then flew towards Buckenham Marshes RSPB & no further sign TG378039

> Norfolk Probable Honey Buzzard over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB early mrng NR13 4HS TG341066

> Norfolk 12 Dotterel 11:25 NE/of Choseley Drying Barns in ploughed field viewed from Chalk Pit Lane PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Serin W/over Happisburgh at 07:45 NR12 0PR TG384309

> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Weybourne Camp NR25 7SR TG111435

> Norfolk Adult Little Gull Cley NWT this evng over Billy's Wash NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Wells W/over Beach Road towards Holkham Freshmarsh at 17:55 NR23 1AR TF917437

> Norfolk Quail SSW/of Burnham Market at Beacon Hill singing in rape field S/of parking area NR27 9LX TG177417

> Norfolk Osprey Burgh Castle flew SW/towards Belton at 13:50 TG476049

> Norfolk 3 Black Tern Pentney GPs between 12:05 & 12:15 then flew N/

> Norfolk Male Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum singing + Firecrest IP26 5HW TL822943

 

Wednesday 6th May 2015

Small numbers of swifts continued to pass through, at least 15 Yellow wagtails, 6 Barnacle Geese, 4 Pink-feet and  a rather smart looking Bar-headed Goose were on the grazing marsh.  

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Cley NWT flew past Daukes' Hide this evng NR25 7SA

> Norfolk Temminck's Stint early evng Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape from hide on Weaver's Way with NR12 0BW

> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Cley NWT on The Serpentine NR25 7SA

> Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Sheringham late a/noon

> Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water late a/noon + 18 Whimbrel NR31 9QB

> Norfolk No Sign of Pectoral Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB by 11:30 NR13 4HW

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Sheringham in off the sea heading W/

> Norfolk 8 Dotterel NE/of Choseley Drying Barns 13:00 viewable from Chalkpit Lane PE31 8PQ

> Norfolk 6 Probable Black Tern S/past Gorleston-on-Sea this evng but distant NR31 6PL

 

Tuesday 5th May 2015

The flock of six Barnacle Geese were still on the grazing marsh and a Blue-headed wagtail was amongst a flock of around 25 Yellow Wagtails also on the grazing marsh. Three wheatear were adjacent to the entrance track early morning.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Holme NWT TF715449

> Norfolk Wood Warbler near Bayfield at Natural Surroundings this mrng. Directions from cafe NR25 7JN

 

 

Monday 4th May 2015

A breezy but summery day with plenty of birds. The flock of 6 Barnacle Geese were still on the marsh, and migrants included 2 Whimbrel, 2 Cuckoos, 2 Swifts, 4 Sand Martins, 30 Swallows, a House Martin, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 3 Whinchats and 3 Wheatears. On the sea 18 Sandwich Terns and 11 Little Terns flew past, and a Tree Pipit and 6 Yellow Wagtails flew over calling. Butterflies included Green Hairstreak, Brimstone, Small Copper and Speckled Wood.

 

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper 16:15 Buckenham Marshes RSPB viewable from path 300yds SE/of hide NR13 4HW TG351056

> Norfolk 9 Dotterel this evng 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell NE/of Choseley Drying Barns in beet field PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Wryneck Santon Warren flew W/over horse fields opp St.Helen's picnic site 13:00

> Norfolk 2 Immature Spoonbill Breydon Water flew W/to Berney Marshes 12:55 + Hobby NR31 9QB TG464048

> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Martham Broad 07:45 NR29 4DJ TG459202

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard late mrng Winterton North Dunes + Ring Ouzel NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes by plantation NR29 4BQ TG496198

 

Sunday 3rd May 2015

Heavy rain kept most birds under cover for the first part of the day. A group of 6 Barnacle Geese were on the marsh, together with a single Whimbrel, a male Ruff, 2 Sandwich Terns past the Broadwater, a single Swift over west, a Sand Martin, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 5 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, and a male Whinchat on the marsh opposite the Observatory. Five Green Hairstreaks and four Small Coppers were also out in the brief sunshine.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Male Grey-headed Wagtail 20:15 Cley NWT in 1st cattle field W/of boardwalk to Daukes Hide NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Male Grey-headed Wagtail Cley NWT at S/end of Beach Road near cattle NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk 9 Dotterel 13:35 1.5ml SW/of Titchwell N/of Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper 13:50 Buckenham Marshes RSPB viewable from path 300yds SE/of hide NR13 4HW TG351056

> Norfolk No Sign of Pectoral Sandpiper Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Hickling Broad NWT flew W/near Bittern Hide 18:45 NR12 0BW TG429221

> Norfolk Drake Garganey Upton Marshes on flash 400yds W/of top boat ditch

> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Waxham Sands Holiday Park NR29 4EJ

> Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park near Heacham Dam 13:35 TF648335

> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 09:55 NR25 7SA TG049441

> Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Winterton on playing field

 

Saturday 2nd May 2015

Highlights were 5 Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, a group of 8 Barnacle Geese over east, 7 Sandwich and 4 Common Terns out to sea, a Grasshopper Warbler reeling near the Observatory building, a Barn Owl hunting early morning, a Cuckoo on the fence along the east bank, and 5 Blackcaps, 6 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 6 Sedge Warblers and 2 Reed Warblers were singing. A Redstart was in the forestry on the NWT and at least 2 Yellow Wagtails flew over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper 19:35 Buckenham Marshes RSPB from footpath SE/ of hide NR13 4HW

> Norfolk 8 Dotterel 17:14 S/of Titchwell just E/ of Choseley Drying Barns in field by Chalkpit Lane

> Norfolk Female Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park early evng TF648335

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Great Cressingham singing mid a/noon

> Norfolk 4 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ

> Norfolk 2 Garganey (1drk) Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW

> Norfolk 8 White Wagtail Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide NR25 7SA

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Kelling Heath singing TG102419

> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water + 40 Whimbrel NR31 9QB

> Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel 09:45 flew over pipe dump ESE/ of Waxham + 14 Whimbrel

> Norfolk Manx Shearwater 08:15 E/ past Sheringham NR26 8BQ

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Waxham Sands Holiday Park singing + Female Ring Ouzel - do not enter, pls view only from dunes NR29 4EJ

 

Friday 1st May 2015

A Cuckoo was calling early on, and 4 Whimbrel, 6 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 7 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 10 Sedge Warblers, 3 Reed Warblers, 2 Whinchats, and 6 Wheatears were recorded. A female Ring Ouzel was at Gore Point.

Norfolk News from Birdnet

> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh till 17:55 then flew N/ PE31 8BB TF759436

> Norfolk 8 Dotterel NE/of Choseley Drying Barns at 18:05 in 1st N/of drying barns PE31 8PQ TF757420

> Norfolk Possible Ringtail Montagu's Harrier or Pallid Harrier between Cley & Salthouse in ploughed field at 16:45 then flew inland

> Norfolk Dotterel Blakeney Freshmarsh at 16:30. From Blakeney walk N/along sea wall for 3/4ml then E/for 500yds

> Norfolk 2 Common Crane over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB this mrng + Bittern NR13 4HS TG341066

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard N/over Horsey at 10:18 NR29 4EP TG477228

> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard S/over Winterton North Dunes at 09:58 NR29 4BQ TG496198

> Norfolk Male Ring Ouzel Felbrigg Hall NT 16:00 at water meadow NR11 8PR

> Norfolk Adult Summer Black-necked Grebe Tottenhill GPs at 14:00

> Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme Dunes NNR + Ring Ouzel & Whinchat

> Norfolk 3 Spotted Redshank Burgh Castle TG476049

> Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Winterton-on-Sea on playing field

> Norfolk 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056

> Norfolk 5 Ring Ouzel Holt on Holt Lowes at 09:40 NR25 6SP TG082375

> Norfolk Adult Little Gull Breydon Water + 2 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For earlier sightings, click here  http://www.noa.org.uk/docs/archive.htm 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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