Monday 16th October 2017

A calm start with winds increasing during the morning, but plenty more migrants, including 1800 Pink-feet, 45 Wigeon west, 5 Great White Egrets reported heading west, a Water Rail calling, 200 Golden Plover and 12 Ruff, 2 Tawny Owls, a male Hen Harrier, a Merlin, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Yellow-browed Warbler, 10 Blackcaps, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 8,000+ Starlings west, 20 Blackbirds, 10 Song Thrushes, 120 Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, 12 Robins, a Stonechat, a Grey Wagtail, 30 Meadow Pipits, 20 Rock Pipits, 8 Bramblings, 150 Chaffinches, 7 Redpolls, 4 Siskins, a Yellowhammer and 30 Reed Buntings.

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Norfolk 9.Common Cranes flew west over Holme NWT then flew south 12.20pm-12.35pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Park at 12.10pm +juv.Osprey still
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 12.50pm
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes Snettisham flew south over A149 at 1.08pm
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes flew SW over Titchwell RSPB at 12.25pm
Norfolk 7.Common Cranes West Lynn flew west over St.Peter's Street at 11.55am
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still 11.25am
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew east past Cley at 11.22am
Norfolk no sign of Taiga Bean Goose Burnham Overy in stubble field north of A149 layby with Pink-footed Geese (nor juv.Greenland White-fronted Goose)
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets flew NW over Holme at 8am
Norfolk no sign of Great Grey Shrike just north of Happisburgh near end of Blacksmiths Lane at old Coastwatch site by 10.15am
Norfolk Hooded Crow Horsey between Nelson Head track +Horsey Gap car park
Norfolk Hen Harrier fem Hunstanton flew south into The Wash
Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew flew over Holme Dunes towards village at 7.20am
Norfolk Barred Warbler still Trimingham on clifftop near pottery tho elusive
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still tho mobile
Norfolk 9.Great White Egrets flew west over Holkham
Norfolk 1+Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB along Fen Trail at 9.08am +Hawfinch flew over
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over Burnham Overy Staithe at 8.35am
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant again 2.5mls NNE of Docking at Choseley in field SW of Choesley Farm 8am-8.45am then flew south with Pink-footed Geese TF.751.401
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets flew west over Sheringham at 7.38am

Sunday 15th October 2017

Visual migration took place in earnest today with over 4,489 Starlings and 630 Chaffinches passing west from late morning. A Yellow-browed Warbler was also of note. On the sea 298 Brents, 11 Tufted Ducks, 200 Common Scoters, 11 Gannets and a Razorbill were seen. Waders included 24 Black-tailed Godwits, a Greenshank and 2 Snipe. Three Short-eared Owls came in off the sea during the afternoon, and 5 Jays were also counted. Also of interest were 45 Skylarks, a Lesser Whitethroat along the east bank, 12 Blackbirds, 8 Song Thrushes, 25 Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, a Spotted Flycatcher in the pines briefly, 4 Grey Wagtails west, 2 Pied Wagtails, 50 Meadow Pipits, 32 Rock Pipits, 4 Bramblings, a Redpoll and 12 Siskins.

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Norfolk Greenland White-fronted Goose juv Burnham Overy still 3pm in 2nd field east of A149 layby with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant still 2.48pm 2.5mls NNE of Docking at Choseley in field SW of Choesley Farm with Pink-footed Geese TF.751.401
Norfolk 3.Short-eared Owls Holme flew in off sea mid a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still 2.15pm in cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Dotterel flew west over Kelling mid a'noon
Norfolk no further sign of Barred Warbler Trimingham on clifftop near pottery by 1pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike north of Happisburgh still 2.05pm at old Coastwatch site
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide mid a'noon
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant still 12.40pm c2.5mls NNE of Docking near Choseley Farm with Pink-footed Geese TF.750.410
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Burnham Overy Marshes
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant between Docking +Thornham just north of Summerfield in field by road near Thornham Corner at 11.35am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton still at Low Road 50yds east of Empsons Loke at 11.30am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines near Joe Jordan Hide at 10.55am
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still late morning
Norfolk Taiga Bean Goose still Burnham Overy in stubble field north of A149 layby with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Winterton off car park
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149
Norfolk 6.Hawfinches flew west over Titchwell RSPB. 2.Little Stints on freshmarsh
Norfolk Barred Warbler still Trimingham on clifftop near pottery at 9.55am
Norfolk 12.Little Stints Cley NWT still +Curlew Sand
Norfolk Greenland White-fronted Goose juv Burnham Overy still in field east of track north of A149 with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Dartford Wblr Winterton North Dunes c400yds north of totem pole mid morning
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv flew north past Eccles-on-Sea at 9.15am
Norfolk Hawfinch Titchwell RSPB in car park at 8.50am
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Happisburgh still on cliff between old Coastwatch site +caravan site at 7.30am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Weybourne Camp at 8.12am
Norfolk 3.Hawfinches y'day flew west over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Bittern Norwich at West Earlham over SE end of Bevan Close at 6.35am then flew NW over Earlham Marsh

Saturday 14th October 2017

Another blustery day, on the sea 215 Brents, 488 Common Scoters, 15 Gannets and 2 Great Crested Grebes were seen. A Short-eared Owl was on the NWT reserve mid morning and a Water Rail was calling in the reeds near the Observatory. Migrants were limited again today with single Chiffchaff and Blackcap on the reserve, 4 Song Thrushes, 7 Redwings, a Stonechat, 6 Rock Pipits and 4 Siskins the only passage birds of note.

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Norfolk Taiga Bean Goose still 3.05pm Burnham Overy in field east of track 300yds north of A149
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Happisburgh
Norfolk Taiga Bean Goose still 1.20pm Burnham Overy on pool east of bend in sea wall with Pink-footed Geese TF.854.448
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Great Yarmouth North Beach still 11.30am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton still midday at Low Road 50yds east of Empsons Loke
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv Eccles-on-Sea offshore 11.40am-midday
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Park near car park
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still
Norfolk Snow Bunting flew north over Caister-on-Sea
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches west of Holkham at The Brickyard Campsite briefly 8.50am then flew south
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv still 1/2ml NNE of Kelling +north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadows (+2.Quail reported +6.Curlew Sands) TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk WHITE-BILLED DIVER flew south past Hemsby mid morning (earlier flew south past Walcott +Eccles-on-Sea)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton still at Low Road
Norfolk Hawfinch Titchwell RSPB flew west over car park at 9am +Y-br.Wblr still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Salthouse in hedge by Cross Street c100yds south of A149 at 8.40am
Norfolk Taiga Bean Goose still Burnham Overy in stubble field by A149 layby with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Thorpe-next- Haddiscoe in garden
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Great Yarmouth North Beach

Friday 13th October 2017

Strong westerlies today kept migration at bay, but bird highlights included 136 Brent Geese, 1000 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 14 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe and an Arctic Skua on the sea, while on land 500 Golden Plover and 150 Lapwings were on fields south of the A149, a Kingfisher was near the footpath from Drove Orchards, 12 Redwings passed overhead during the day, a Stonechat was near Thornham Harbour, 6 Rock Pipits and 2 Siskins were also seen.

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Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Titchwell RSPB on Fen Trail at 1pm
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still 11am on west side of lake tho mobile
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton still at Low Road by substation at 1.40pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over Weybourne early morning (+Tree Pipit flew east)
Norfolk escaped Demoiselle Crane ad Docking flew south over east side at 12.49pm [wing-clipped]
Norfolk 3,631.Little Gulls flew south past Hemsby 7.15am-11.15am
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Titchwell RSPB still 12.10pm on freshmarsh but no sign of Dotterel
Norfolk Serin Hunstanton flew over cliffs at 8.20am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth South Denes on beach just north of harbour wall
Norfolk 2+Pom Skuas flew south past Winterton (+5,000+Little Gulls)
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still 10.27am on west side of lake in dead tree north of monument
Norfolk Black Redstart Happisburgh at Wenn Evans Centre then flew towards village at 9.50am
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv still 1/2ml NNE of Kelling +north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadows at 10am (+3.Curlew Sands still +Spotted Redshank still +Jack Snipe flew over) TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still at lake at 10am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods at 9.35am with tit flock
Norfolk Richard's Pipit flew west over Burnham Overy Staithe at 7.40am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB on Fen Trail
Norfolk Grey Phal Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh (Y-br.Wblr in willows in reedbed)
Norfolk 18+Little Stints y'day Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide +3.Curlew Sands

Thursday 12th October 2017

Westerly winds continue to dominate with very little visual migration, however 4 Common Cranes passed to the north just offshore at @ 12.30pm, and on the sea 92 Common Scoter, a female Red-breasted Merganer, 2 Red-throated Divers (one is summer plumage), 7 Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes and a Guillemot were of note. Around the reserve 2 Cetti's Warblers were heard and along towards Thornham 2 Rock Pipits, a female Wheatear and a Stonechat were recorded.

A Humming-bird Hawk Moth was feeding at the buddleia and Painted Lady, Wall Brown, Speckled Wood and Red Admiral were also seen during the day.

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Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Wells by coast path with tit flocks
Norfolk Dotterel still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh with Golden Plovers
Norfolk 32.Common Cranes Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide at 11.29am
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes over Holkham freshmarsh at 11.27am
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew west over Wells Woods at 11.11am
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Wells circled over harbour viewed east from beach car park at 11.04am
Norfolk Grey Phal Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 10.52am
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Wells flew over East Hills at 10.52am
Norfolk presumed escape White Stork ad east of Long Stratton still at Rhees Green [wings have atypical damage +pigmentation]
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Horsey at east end of Nelson Head Track +Ring Ouzel. 24.Little Gulls flew in off sea
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes Stiffkey flew west past car park at 10.47am
Norfolk Snow Bunting y'day Titchwell RSPB on beach towards Thornham Point at midday
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew west over Cley at 10.20am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Burnham Overy Dunes flew over Gun Hill at 9.45am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods by main path 200yds west of drinking pool
Norfolk Pied Fly Wells Woods on NE side of The Dell at 9.20am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Horsey along Nelson Head Track just east of pub
Norfolk Dotterel reported y'day Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 4.Curlew Sands 1/2ml NNE of Kelling +north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadows +2.Spotted Redshanks TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv still 1/2ml NNE of Kelling +north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadows at 8.22am TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wiveton on Leatherpool Lane [heard only]
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods 100yds west of kissing gate at car park with tit flock at 7.46am +Firecrest

Wednesday 11th October 2017

A very breezy day with largely south westerly winds resulting in unsurprisingly little in the way of migration with three Grey Wagtails, four Rock Pipits, two Bramblings and a Siskin the only passerines of note. A Short-eared Owl was on Redwell Marsh early morning along with an impressive count of 74 Black-tailed Godwits. Three Red-throated Divers were noted on the sea.

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Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Burnham Overy between sea wall +A149 at 11.50am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull ad reported Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at 9.40am then flew east
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods still 12.05pm at The Dell
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv y'day still 1/2ml NNE of Kelling +north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow in evng (+juv.Curlew Sand Spotted Redshank) TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer on beach this morning
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still at lake this a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide at 11.17am +ringtail Hen Harrier
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods north of main track 500yds west of drinking pool
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk escaped Demoiselle Crane ad y'day Burnham Deepdale [wing-clipped]
Norfolk presumed escaped Demoiselle Crane ad on 24th August west of Stiffkey [appeared to be wing-clipped]
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr y'day Burgh Castle

Monday 9th October 2017

A day of more obvious visual migration with 46 Shelduck, 115 Wigeon, 86 Teal, 2 Eiders, 300 Common Scoters, a female Red-breasted Merganser, a Red-throated Diver, 4 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes counted at sea. A further 250 Wigeon were moving inland, with 250 Lapwings, 150 Golden Plover, 25 Redwings, 6 Song Thrushes, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 2 Grey Wagtails, 25 Meadow Pipits, 12 Rock Pipits,1 Swallow, 2 Bramblings, 12 Greenfinches, 28 Linnets, single Redpoll and Siskin, 15 Reed Buntings, 5 Bearded Tits and a Richard's Pipit near Thornham Harbour were also of interest.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey Campsite Wood still 2.45pm with tit flock
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands flew west past Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr King's Lynn at The Walks south entrance at 2.20pm with tit flock
Norfolk Red-necked Phal Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Richard's Pipit flew west over Thornham Point at c1.40pm
Norfolk Red-necked Phal still 1.40pm Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk Richard's Pipit again Titchwell RSPB flew SW over freshmarsh towards Thornham at 12.20pm
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods on north side of The Dell 100yds east of toilet block at 12.35pm
Norfolk 2+Y-br.Wblrs Great Yarmouth Cemetery still
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Holkham flew north over Lady Ann's Drive at 11.40am
Norfolk no sign of Grey Phal Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 11.15am
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 late morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Brancaster in garden 200yds west of White Horse pub at 10.55am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Wells Woods
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods 200yds west of drinking pool at 10.30am
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Snettisham flew south over Ken Hill
Norfolk Red-necked Phal still 10am Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk Hawfinch flew west over Titchwell RSPB mid morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at west end still 9.05am with tit flock
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still at south end of Walsey Hills NOA at 8.20am
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +2.Little Stints still
Norfolk Red-necked Phal still Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk Caspian Gull ad on Saturday Hemsby on beach +showing well
Norfolk 17.Little Stints y'day Cley NWT still in a'noon

Sunday 8th Octoer 2017

A productive day with plenty of migrants around, highlights included 1200 Pink-feet, 85 Brents, 24 Shelduck, 350 Wigeon, 300+ Teal, 36 Common Scoters offshore, 1 Red-throated Diver, 51 Gannets, Barn and Tawny Owl, a Kingfisher, 20 Goldcrests in the pines, a large tit flock including 15 Long-tailed Tits, and 6+ Bearded Tits in the reedbeds. A Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcaps, 2 Fieldfares, 30 Redwings, 8 Song Thrushes, a Stonechat, 6 Rock Pipits, 12 Bramblings and 30 Reed Buntings also passed through.

Ringing took place all day with 64 new birds and 22 retraps caught during the day, including 17 Reed Buntings, 9 Meadow Pipits, 5 Bearded Tits, a Rock Pipit and a Brambling.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines in sycamores at west end just before dunes at 3.45pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey Campsite Wood
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Titchwell on Gypsy Lane at 2.40pm +Firecrest 2.Spoonbills 1w.Pied Fly Ring Ouzel
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines by Meals House. 3.Great White Egrets still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Black-throated Diver flew west past Sidestrand
Norfolk 2+Y-br.Wblrs Great Yarmouth Cemetery in North Section with tit flock at 1.05pm
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines at west end at 12.40pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 12.40pm
Norfolk 2+Y-br.Wblrs 1ml east of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Hall still 11.15am in dead tree towards north end of lake viewable from east side +Great White Egret still at south end
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still late morning east of north end of East Bank on pool just south of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Waxham flew in off sea at 11.40am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at west end at 11.20am with tit flock
Norfolk WHITE-BILLED DIVER flew west past Blakeney Point mid morning (+Lesser Whitethroat (probably of an eastern form)
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water
Norfolk Red-necked Phal still late morning Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Cawston Heath at 9.45am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Titchwell RSPB along East Trail mid morning
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Thorpe-next- Haddiscoe in garden briefly 10.10am
Norfolk Richard's Pipit flew west over Titchwell RSPB at 10.05am
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling juv still Heacham on wires south of Beach Road briefly 9.40am then flew south
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Hall still in dead tree by lake viewable from east side mid morning +Great White Egret at south end
Norfolk Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form) Kelling Hard near bunker in field by footpath
Norfolk 3.Little Stints Snettisham RSPB from Shore Hide at 8.50am
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still east of north end of East Bank on pool just south of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Snow Bunting Snettisham RSPB from Rotary Hide at 8.35am
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Red-necked Phal still Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow

Saturday 7th October 2017

Another day dominated by westerlies, with rain during the morning and again in the afternoon. On the sea a single Velvet Scoter was with 1000+ Common Scoters, and 2 Red-throated Divers, 5 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe and 3 Sandwich Terns were also noted. A flock of 650+ Pink-feet gathered on the grazing marsh during the day, and at Thornham 2 Kingfishers and 2 Spotted Redshank were of note. Other birds of interest today included 18 Snipe, a single Swallow, a Cetti's Warbler, a Stonechat, a Grey Wagtail flew over calling, as did 2 Rock Pipits, and a Lapland Bunting over Thornham. Two Yellowhammers were present briefly near the car par hide.

At Redwell Marsh a single Fieldfare was in the hedge, with 4 Ruff and 106 Black-tailed Godwits also of interest.

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Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling juv still Heacham South Beach on wires late morning but no sign at 12.35pm
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 12.50pm east of north end of East Bank in NE corner of Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Red-necked Phal still 12.45pm Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow (+Snow Bunting flew west)
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still 12.40pm in cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT till 11.55am east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh then flew west +may have landed on North Scrape
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 10.30am east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 10.40am
Norfolk Red-necked Phal still 9.50am Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk no sign of juv.Rose-coloured Starling Snettisham Coastal Park
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 8.50am east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Spoonbill King's Lynn flew east over Gaywood Park at 7.30am
Norfolk Red-necked Phal again Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh at 7.30am

Friday 6th October 2017

The main highlight today was a continuous arrival of Pink-feet with over 1000 birds on the grazing marsh by the end of the afternoon. Also of note were 7 Pintail west, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 2 Pom Skuas 2 Arctic Skuas, 58 Great Skuas and an Arctic Tern at sea, while around the reserve 12 Swallows, a Cetti's Warbler, a male Stonechat, 2 Bramblings and a Siskin were of note.

Butterflies were enjoying the shelter and the sunshine with 2 Small Coppers, 2 Brown Argus, 2 Wall Brown and 8+ Red Admirals recorded.

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Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 3.40pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still 3.25pm in cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Spoonbill ad flew west past Sheringham at 3.12pm
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Heacham south of South Beach south of field opposite green shed at 3.05pm then flew north but no sign of juv.Rose-coloured Starling
Norfolk Red-necked Phal still 2.55pm Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Quags (+Curlew Sand still)
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Weybourne this morning
Norfolk Black Tern flew past Sheringham this morning +Scaup
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Kelling Quags +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Grey Phal flew north past Winterton Dunes at 1.10pm (+2.Little Gulls Puffin)
Norfolk Water Pipit Thorpe-next Haddiscoe Marshes by pools at 1pm +Jack Snipe
Norfolk Red-necked Phal Kelling Quags
Norfolk no sign of Grey Phal Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 12.05pm
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 11.17am
Norfolk 9.Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 10.15am +Curlew Sand
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 10am
Norfolk Purple Sand flew west past Cley at 8.42am
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh

Thursday 5th October 2017

Strong winds swung into the west northwest direction during the morning but seawatching was not as productive as expected. Highlights were a female Scaup, 535 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 75 Gannets, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Arctic Skua, 27 Great Skua, 6 Sandwich Terns and 3 Kittiwakes. Elsewhere a Kingfisher was near the sea wall at Thornham, 2 Water Rails were around the Broadwater, 10 Golden Plover were on the grazing marshes, 2 Bearded Tits were opposite the Observatory in the reeds, and 12 Swallows passed through as did a Yellow Wagtail.

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Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling juv still 3.33pm Heacham South Beach on wires opposite caravan park
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Point flew north over boardwalk at 2.30pm
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling juv still 2.16pm Snettisham Coastal Park at north end in cattle fields near white houses
Norfolk 10+Little Stints Cley NWT still
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 1pm
Norfolk 2.Scaup flew west past Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk 21.Common Cranes Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide at 12.49pm
Norfolk 14+Common Cranes Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide at 12.06pm
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling juv again Snettisham Coastal Park in bushes between hump +green shed across channel at 11.15am tho mobile
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Sheringham (+2.Sooty S'waters)
Norfolk Grey Phal flew north past Happisburgh at 10.05am
Norfolk Little Stint Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still from Washington Hide at 9am
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh

Wednesday 4th October 2017


A flock of c250 Pink-feet spent most of the day on the grazing Marsh and half a dozen Swallows battling against the South-westerly wind was the only real signs of any migration.

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour +showing well
Norfolk 8.Little Stints Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Little Stint juv Buckenham Marshes RSPB from car park
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Warham Greens over saltmarsh at 7.44am

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

As expected a rather breezy day, with the wind still blowing strongly from the West. Unsurprisingly there was little of note from a migrant perspective with a single Wheatear and Whinchat along the entrance track the only exceptions. The Pink-feet though seem to be making the most of the favourable conditions for their journey here with small groups numbering at least 800 in total seen arriving in across the Wash during the afternoon. Birds noted on the sea included a single Manx Shearwater, 11 Bonxies, 4 Arctic Skuas, 21 Gannets and 3 Red-throated Divers.

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Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 2.15pm
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 12.45pm
Norfolk Black Guillemot juv flew north past Hemsby at 8.29am
Norfolk Pom Skua on Sunday flew past Hemsby (+Sooty S'water)
Norfolk Black Guillemot juv Hemsby this morning +Great Northern Diver Black Tern. 6.Bearded Tits in dunes
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Kelling Water Meadow still 10.17am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB in overflow car park at 7.45am

Monday 2nd October 2017

Highlights today were 150 Pink-feet on the grazing marsh, 10 Brent Geese passing offshore, 3 Pintail west, 3 Eiders and 1500 Common Scoters on the sea, a Red-throated Diver west, a Manx Shearwater, 3 Gannets, an Arctic Skua, 35 Sandwich Terns, 2 Swallows, 2 Stonechats along the east bank, and a single Snow Bunting was on the beach.

In the moth traps Shore Wainscot and Rosy Rustic were species of note.

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Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh ar 2.20pm
Norfolk 10.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 18.Common Cranes Horsey
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach at end of beach path at 1.52pm
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Kelling Water Meadow at 12.25pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods in birches west of beach boardwalk at 10am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Holme Dunes this morning
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Kelling Water Meadow still 12.56pm
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Titchwell RSPB this a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 10.20am
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew south past Winterton this morning
Norfolk 29.Common Cranes Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide at 11.51am
Norfolk 2.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Osprey Blakeney Point flew south over Near Point at 10.04am
Norfolk 25+Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape still 11am +2.Curlew Sands
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery still at south end of south section near roundabout
Norfolk 25+Common Cranes Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide
Norfolk Scaup drk flew west past Cley at 8.17am

Sunday 1st October 2017

A blustery day with little visible migration, highlights included 200+ Pink-feet on the grazing marshes, 100 Brent Geese, 1800 Common Scoters on the sea, 2 Red-throated Divers, 4 Sandwich Terns and 5 Gannets passing, and 2 Ruff on the NWT pools.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery just west of churchyard gate at 2.45pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still 2.15pm by boardwalk
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr y'day Sheringham
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at west end in sallows by path at 2pm
Norfolk presumed escape White Stork ad east of Long Stratton still at Rhees Green [wings have atypical damage +pigmentation]
Norfolk 30+Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape still
Norfolk Osprey Lenwade flew NW over Dinosaur Park at c11.40am
Norfolk 3.Garganey Hockwold Washes late morning
Norfolk 3.Little Stints Hockwold Washes still +2.Garganey
Norfolk 4.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Cattle Egret Stiffkey still south of A149 in cattle field east of village at 9.20am
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Cley NWT
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still in picnic area
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Brancaster Staithe harbour in channel east of car park at 9.40am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery at south end of south section just east of main path at 9.35am with Long-tailed Tits
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew north past Waxham at 9.15am
Norfolk 20.Hawfinches 2mls ESE of Mundford flew over West Tofts
Norfolk presumed escape White Stork ad y'day east of Long Stratton still at Rhees Green [wings have atypical damage +pigmentation

Saturday 30th September 2017

Highlights today included 85 Pink-feet, 106 Brents, 337 Wigeon, 216 Teal, 410 Common Scoter, 38 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Water Rails, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Ruff, 1 Common and 1 Green Sandpiper, 14 Sandwich Terns, a Barn Owl hunting at first light, a Kingfisher along the Broadwater, a Peregrine high over the Obs, 4 Bearded Tits at the NWT hides, and in the pines a Yellow-browed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaffs, 1 Blackcap, and 3 Mistle Thrushes, while passing overhead were 15 Meadow and 4 Rock Pipits, 3 Bramblings, 12 Chaffinches, a Redpoll, 6 Siskins and 10 Reed Buntings.

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Norfolk 16.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen early a'noon. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Happisburgh this morning
Norfolk 32.Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape this a'noon +Curlew Sand still
Norfolk Cattle Egret Stiffkey still 11.45am south of A149 in cattle field east of village
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Burnham Overy Dunes at east end still 11.15am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods just west of drinking pool late morning
Norfolk again no sign of ad.Ring-billed Gull Great Cressingham east of A1065 in pig fields north of Hilborough. Do not block entrances to field TF.833.023
Norfolk Cattle Egret Stiffkey still south of A149 in cattle field east of village at 9.30am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burgh Castle
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both juvs) Breydon Water still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Felbrigg Hall NT in oaks along footpath between hall +lake at 9.20am with Long-tailed Tits
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Overy Dunes in bushes at end of boardwalk at 7.50am

Friday 29th September 2017

Patchy rain and a southerly wind limited migration today but highlights included 85 Pink-feet, 27 Brent Geese, 200+ Teal, a Red-throated Diver, on the NWT pools 65 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Ruff, 1 Dunlin and 2 Snipe, a Hobby was seen and 10 Swallows, 5 Chiffchaffs, a Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Whitethroat, 6 Redwings, a Redstart, and a single Brambling in the pines were recorded during the day.

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Thursday 28th September 2017

Rain continued all through the morning but had clearly dropped some migrants including 150+ Swallows, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, 8+ Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redwing, single Pied and Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Redstarts, 1 Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipits, 1 Brambling and 2 Siskins.

A Barred Hook-tip was in the moth trap.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery at east side of North Section
Norfolk 9+Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods between Lady Ann's Drive +Wells Woods car park
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods in birches south of toilet block
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Kelling Water Meadows between copse +school at midday
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines at west end at midday
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods by main track 400yds west of drinking pool +3.Redstarts
Norfolk Curlew Sand Hockwold Washes at 12.30pm +2.juv.Little Stints 2.Garganey
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Burnham Overy Dunes at east end at 10am +2.Redstarts
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods just east of drinking pool at 11.30am
Norfolk Pied Fly Holme Dunes in dead tree on beach path at 9.15am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Blakeney Point on shingle ridge just north of Halfway House at 11.15am +showing well +2.Redstarts
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens along Garden Drove
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB by Fen Hide at 7am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham just north of Shangri-La chalet at 10am with tit flock
Norfolk 24+Little Stints Cley NWT still on North Scrape at 7.30am +2.juv.Curlew Sands
Norfolk 4.Y-br.Wblrs Holme: 2.entrance gate, 1.Holme NWT, 1.Redwell Marsh. Also Pied Fly
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB in bushes by Island Hide +showing well
Norfolk 5.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Burnham Overy Dunes at east end 100yds west of Holkham Pines
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery still in NW corner of South Section +Firecrest
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Burnham Overy Dunes just east of boardwalk along fence at 7.56am

Wednesday 27th September 2017

Another day of autumn passage, highlights today were 80+ Pink-feet, 140 Brent Geese, 8 Jays, 1 Swallow, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 3+ Yellow-browed Warblers, 6 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 10 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 15+ Song Thrush, 2 Redstarts, 4 Stonechats, a Grey Wagtail over west, 15 Meadow Pipits, 2 Rock Pipits, 1 Brambling and 12 Siskins.

In the moth traps a Pale Mottled Willow was of note.

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Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Great Yarmouth Cemetery in NW corner of South Section
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery in NW corner of South Section mid a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme at Broadwater Road
Norfolk OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT Blakeney Point at Long Hills at 1.20pm then flew south over saltmarsh (+Lesser Whitethroat (probably of an eastern form) +Osprey flew over). Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls
Norfolk Osprey Stiffkey flew west over saltmarsh viewed from Campsite Wood this a'noon +Spoonbill
Norfolk no sign of Red-backed Shrike Blakeney Point in suaeda near The Hood this a'noon. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Burnham Overy Dunes +2.Pied Flys
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Warham Greens this morning
Norfolk Little Stint Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Burnham Overy Dunes +Pied Fly Firecrest
Norfolk 23.Little Stints Cley NWT this morning +2.Curlew Sands Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 4+Y-br.Wblrs between Wells Woods +Lady Ann's Drive this morning
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Salthouse east of Iron Road mid morning
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs y'day 1.25mls SE of Waxham at Waxham Sands Holiday Park +Firecrest Short-eared Owl Purple Sand. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Winterton North Dunes. Firecrest north of East Pool at 11.25am
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Potter Heigham Marshes still 10.45am (+Little Stint). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Cley on east side by A149/ Old Woman's Lane junction early morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Salthouse 50yds south of Dun Cow pub at 11.30am
Norfolk Osprey Wells Woods flew SE over drinking pool at 11.06am
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods just east of drinking pool at 10.29am
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Blakeney Point in suaeda near The Hood. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Overy Dunes +Ring Ouzel
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water at east end mid morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Kelling north of A149 in copse on right midway along Beach Lane at 9.20am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham at 8.30am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Trimingham in garden midway along disused railway mid morning [heard only]
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Happisburgh
Norfolk 6.Spoonbills flew east over Burnham Deepdale
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Trimingham
Norfolk 6.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Deepdale trapped +ringed
Norfolk possible Red-throated Pipit Salthouse flew west over Iron Road at 7.14am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr y'day Blakeney Point in suaeda at Far Point. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls

Monday 25th September 2017

Singles of Brambling and Redwing in the morning were obvious signs of the impending season. Wildfowl counts included over 300 Teal, 9 Wigeon, 190 Greylags and a single Pink-footed Goose present. Waders included a Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank and Greenshank with a Turnstone and 4 Ringed Plovers noted over the dunes.

Two Kingfishers were recorded and migrant passerines counted around the Observatory and Dunes included 10 Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcaps, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackbirds, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Whinchat and 2 Pied Flycatchers in the Pines.

Sunday 24th September 2017

A flock of 20 Pink-feet passed over the grazing marsh, a single Eider, 500+ Common Scoter, 20+ Gannets and 2 Sandwich Terns were seen on the sea, 2 Spotted Redshanks were on the NWT pools, and a Whinchat was trapped and ringed.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still 2.45pm along entrance track with tit flock
Norfolk still no further sign of juv.Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by 2.40pm. View only from path, do not enter fields +do not enter reedbeds TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Wells Woods in meadow west of caravan site at 2.15pm
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Winterton this morning
Norfolk 2.Dotterel Cley NWT in Eye Field by small pool from beach car park at 1.50pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still in picnic area at 1.40pm
Norfolk 10.Little Stints Cley NWT on North Scrape still mid morning +3.Curlew Sands still
Norfolk Cattle Egret Stiffkey still 12.50pm south of A149 in cattle field east of village
Norfolk probable Greenish Warbler Cromer in garden along Cliff Drive at 12.25pm then flew towards old putting green gardens NR27 0AW
Norfolk Hawfinch Thetford at The Nunnery this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Holme Dunes NWT still
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly still 12.10pm Holkham Pines at west end in sycamores at start of dunes tho elusive
Norfolk no further sign of juv.Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by 11.30am. View only from path, do not enter fields +do not enter reedbeds TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sidestrand
Norfolk Osprey just east of Stiffkey Fen flew west at 10.45am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WBLR again 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe nr gate mid morning. Pk in Burnham Overy Staithe +take Norfolk Coast Path NE to L bend. View only from path, do not enter fields +do not enter reedbeds TF.852.448
Norfolk Hawfinch Titchwell RSPB in trees by car park mid morning then flew east. 5.Little Stints on freshmarsh +3.Spoonbills flew east
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly Holkham Pines at west end in sycamores at start of dunes
Norfolk presumed escape White Stork east of Long Stratton still at Rhees Green at c6.45am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Stiffkey still south of A149 in cattle field east of village at 8.40am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water +Osprey

Saturday 23rd September 2017

A quieter day with southerly winds, highlights included 70 Brent Geese passing offshore, 60 Wigeon, 49 Teal, 4 Eiders, 526 Common Scoters, 4 Red-throated Divers, a summer plumage Great Northern Diver, 45 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, a Razorbill and 20 Sandwich Terns. Also of note were 2 Med Gulls, 2 Kingfishers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a single Sand Martin and Swallow, 6 House Martins, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a pair of Stonechats in the dunes, and a juvenile Peregrine hunting near Thornham Harbour.

A notable moth was in the traps; a Dark Spectacle - last caught at the NOA reserve back in 2006.


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Norfolk Pec Sand juv Potter Heigham Marshes still this a'noon (+Little Stint). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Pied Fly Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk White Stork (unringed) east of Long Stratton still at Rhees Green at 1.30pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret Stiffkey still 1.20pm south of A149 in cattle field east of village
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still 1.10pm behind visitor centre
Norfolk no sign of juv.Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by 1.20pm. View only from path, do not enter fields +do not enter reedbeds. Wardens will attend the site regularly throughout the day TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Cattle Egret Stiffkey still south of A149 in cattle field east of village at 10.58am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still along entrance track
Norfolk 12.Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape +3.Curlew Sands
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Potter Heigham Marshes still 6.45am (+Great White Egret). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk 3.Caspian Gulls (ad +2.1w) y'day Cley NWT in evng +Little Stint
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Breydon Water +3.Spotted Redshanks. ringtail Hen Harrier flew south at 8.35am
Norfolk Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr site: view only from footpaths, do not enter fields +do not enter reedbeds. Wardens will attend the site regularly throughout the day
Norfolk 2.Little Stints (both juvs) y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Barred Wblr 1w on Monday Scolt Head Island NNR (+Pied Fly 2.Spoonbills)
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh

Friday 22nd September 2017

A beautiful sunny day with a light westerly breeze, highlights today included a Slavonian Grebe off Gore Point, a ring-tail Hen Harrier west over the grazing marsh, 2 Little Stints on the beach, 3 Black-tailed Godwits along the edge of Broadwater, a single Ruff, a Short-eared Owl hunting lavender marsh, a Kingfisher, 3 Bearded Tits in the reeds on the southern edge of Broadwater, 24 Swallows, a Cetti's Warbler, and single Stonechat and Wheatear in the dunes.

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Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv between Cley +Salthouse still 2.45pm at Sea Pool
Norfolk still no further sign of juv.Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by 1.30pm. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Osprey Felbrigg Hall NT over lake at 2pm then flew NW
Norfolk White Stork (unringed) NNE of Long Stratton still just WSW of Stratton St.Michael at 2.04pm. View from footpath off Fairfield Close TM.203.935
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still at picnic area at 1.10pm
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Holme at Gore Point on beach at 1pm
Norfolk no further sign of juv.Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by 12.25pm. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Woodlark Sheringham flew east over Beeston Common at 9.10am
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv between Cley +Salthouse at Sea Pool at 10.30am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme at Lavender Marsh
Norfolk 4.Little Stints Cley NWT on North Scrape +3.Curlew Sands. 6.Spoonbills towards Blakeney Marsh
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers Titchwell RSPB offshore at 10.10am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water +2.Curlew Sands 2.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER still 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe along track 60yds south of gate briefly 9.40am. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then take Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp L bend. Keep to path TF.852.448
Norfolk Slav Grebe Holme on sea off Gore Point at 9am
Norfolk Serin Heacham flew south over South Beach at 7.37am then flew north at 8.15am

Thursday 21st September 2017

Another 50 Pink-feet came in off the sea during the morning, and 4 Brent Geese were at the village hides. On the sea 500 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Diver, 14 Gannets, 4 Guillemots and a Great Crested Grebe were recorded. Other birds of interest included 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 10 Snipe, a Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Sand Martins, 55 Swallows, 88 House Martins, a Cetti's Warbler, 4 Chiffchaffs, 2 Blackcaps, a Lesser Whitethroat, a single Whinchat, and 2 Stonechats.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still 3.05pm near picnic area
Norfolk Cattle Egret Stiffkey in flooded cattle field east of village at 7.30am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard ad flew south over Great Ryburgh village at 11.50am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB near picnic area then flew towards Fen Trail at 1.20pm
Norfolk no sign of juv.Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall near gate by 12.30pm. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Welney WWT right of fence c100yds from hide at 12.08pm
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Breydon Water still at east end
Norfolk 4.Little Stints Cley NWT still +Curlew Sand
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton on ramp opposite Waterside Bar at 6.45am
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (ad +2w) y'day Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide in evng +7.Little Stints 2.Curlew Sands

Wednesday 20th September 2017

A quiet day, a Kingfisher was near the Broadwater, a Cetti's Warbler was near the Hun sluice, 4 Swallows passed through and 4 Tree Sparrows flew over calling early morning. Two Whinchats and 2 Stonechats were on the NWT reserve.

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Norfolk Pec Sand Potter Heigham Marshes (+14.Little Stints). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne still at Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Salthouse at duckpond at 2.35pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr y'day 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by path south of sea wall near gate at 5.35pm. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then take Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend. Keep to paths TF.852.448
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Norwich by River Wensum at Wensum Sports Centre at 9.05am tho mobile NR1 1QW
Norfolk Cattle Egret still just east of Stiffkey in flooded field south of A149
Norfolk 7.Little Stints Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape +2.Curlew Sands
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WBLR juv still 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe S.of sea wall near gate at 10.20am tho elusive. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then take Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend. Keep to paths TF.852.448
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton North Dunes by pine plantation (+Fieldfare)
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Snettisham Ctry Park at 10.07am
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB still on Patsy's Pool at 9.49am
Norfolk 11.Little Stints y'day Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk 8.Common Cranes y'day Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk 9.Little Stints y'day Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide in evng +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Titchwell RSPB again
Norfolk Hen Harrier juv Blakeney Point 300yds west of Cley beach car park at 7.15am

Tuesday 19th September 2017

After a grey start, a warm and sunny day, the latter conditions producing an impressive 'kettle' of  25 Common Buzzards and a Red Kite over the southern edge of the Grazing Marsh. Sea watching early morning produced a single Manx Shearwater and Eider, two Arctic and three Great Skuas,  three Brent Geese, 41 Gannets and 630 Common Scoter. Other birds noted included two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, a Stonechat and two further Bonxies passing West over the Grazing Marsh at a height of several hundred metres!

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Norfolk Curlew Sand Kelling Water Meadow at 2.20pm
Norfolk Glossy Ibis on 9th September 2.5mls east of Hilgay at Wissington beet factory on lagoon. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Cattle Egret still 2.33pm just east of Stiffkey in flooded field south of A149
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne at Weybourne Camp in willows east of mound this morning
Norfolk 7.Common Cranes (4.ads +3.juvs) y'day Welney WWT
Norfolk 9.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER juv still 12.08pm 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall in 80yds south of gate. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk still no further sign of Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall nr gate by 11.45am. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly still Blakeney Point in Plantation +Y-br.Wblr still. 2.Y-br.Wblrs in tamarisk by old laboratory. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.999.461
Norfolk again no sign of juv.Rose-coloured Starling Heacham by South Beach car par
Norfolk no sign of Arctic Warbler 1.25mls NNW of Wells at Wells Woods SW of The Dell by main track 1ml west of car park by 9.55am NR23 1DR
Norfolk no further sign of Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall near gate by 9.44am. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk no news on Arctic Warbler 1.25mls NNW of Wells at Wells Woods SW of The Dell by main track 1ml west of car park NR23 1DR
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk no sign of Grey Phal Salthouse on pool just west of Gramborough Hill. Walk east from north end of Beach Road
Norfolk 8.Little Stints (all juvs) Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 8.37am
Norfolk Cattle Egret still just east of Stiffkey in flooded field south of A149 at 8.35am
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER still 8.18am 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall near gate tho elusive. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr y'day Norwich at Thorpe St.Andrew north of Waterside Cafe +just east of small lake then flew SW over car park to west of offices
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER still 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall near gate at 7.15am tho elusive. Park in Burnham Overy Staithe then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8J

Monday 18th September 2017

An optimistic start resulted in unfortunately little of note recorded, with the highlight being a Peregrine over the Obs building,  60 Pink-feet east over the Grazing Marsh and a Common Sandpiper and ten Black-tailed Godwits on the Broadwater.

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Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WBLR again 1.42pm 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe flew from ditch to reeds E.of sea wall near gate. Use c'pk off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp left hand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Grey Phal Salthouse still 1.40pm on pool just west of Gramborough Hill +showing well. Walk east from north end of Beach Road
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling juv Heacham South Beach opposite last tent this a'noon tho mobile
Norfolk ARCTIC WARBLER still 1.42pm 1.25mls NNW of Wells at Wells Woods SW of The Dell by main track 1ml west of car park NR23 1DR
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at west end (2.Great White Egrets from Washington Hide)
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly Blakeney Point in Plantation at 1.06pm. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.999.461
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1.25mls NNW of Wells at Wells Woods in oaks by main track 300yds west of drinking pool NR23 1DR
Norfolk Little Stint y’day Buckenham Marshes RSPB in a’noo
Norfolk ARCTIC WARBLER still 12.35pm 1.25mls NNW of Wells at Wells Woods SW of The Dell by main track 1ml west of car park +showing well NR23 1DR
Norfolk Grey Phal Salthouse on pool just west of Gramborough Hill +showing well. Walk east from north end of Beach Road
Norfolk still no further sign of Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall by 12.37pm. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Cattle Egret still east of Stiffkey in cattle field south of A149
Norfolk no further sign of Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall by 11.38am. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Cory's S'water flew east past Sheringham at 10.54am
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER still 10.44am 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall flew to ditch 40yds west of gate. Use c'pk off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk no further sign of Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall in ditch by gate by 10.05am. Use c'pk off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER still 9.40am 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall in ditch by gate. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER reported still 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall flew to brambles by gate. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk PALLAS'S GRASSHOPPER WARBLER reported still 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall. Use car park off East Harbour Way then follow Norfolk Coast Path NE to sharp lefthand bend TF.853.448 PE31 8JF

Sunday 17th September 2017

A better day with a northerly breeze and sunny spells, highlights today were a Great White Egret over east, a Water Rail in the reeds, single Golden Plover and Whimbrel, a Greenshank over calling, 2 Little Stints on the NWT pools, a Short-eared Owl over lavender marsh, a Kingfisher, Hobby and Peregrine were in the area and 8 Chiffchaffs, 3 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps and a Reed Warbler were of note. A Redstart was near Redwell hide and 2 Whinchats and 6 Stonechats were also around the dunes area, with a Wheatear along the sea wall to Thornham. Two Siskins also flew over calling.

Butterflies included Small Copper, Small Heath, Speckled Wood and Painted Lady.

Wheatear at Thornham by Pete Bangs


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Norfolk Cattle Egret till 2.42pm east of Stiffkey in wet field then flew west
Norfolk Cattle Egret east of Stiffkey in wet field at 2.40pm
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv Cley NWT still 2.30pm on Simmonds' Scrape (+Spoonbill)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens at north end of Garden Drove at 2.20pm (+Hen Harrier on saltmarsh)
Norfolk ARCTIC WARBLER still 2.25pm Wells Woods south of main track near 1st bench beyond caravan park
Norfolk 11.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 2pm. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Thornham at The Green along track to Thornham Marsh at 1.50pm
Norfolk ARCTIC WARBLER still 1.45pm Wells Woods south of main track near 1st bench beyond caravan park
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines 50yds west of Lady Ann's Drive in poplars this morning
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly Trimingham near coastal path on east side of small wood in middle of field this morning TG.274.391
Norfolk ARCTIC WARBLER still 12.30pm Wells Woods south of main track near 1st bench beyond caravan park +showing well
Norfolk ARCTIC WARBLER still 12.15pm Wells Woods south of main track near 1st bench beyond caravan park +showing well
Norfolk Wryneck y'day Blakeney Point at Halfway House (for 3rd day)
Norfolk LANCEOLATED WARBLER on Friday Blakeney Point
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham near radar
Norfolk Little Stint Holme Dunes NWT from 1st hide +Great White Egret still
Norfolk ARCTIC WARBLER Wells Woods south of main track near 1st bench beyond caravan park at 11.10am
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv Cley NWT still 11am on Simmonds' Scrape (+3.Little Stints)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods still just west of The Dell at c10.10am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at west end at 9.45am (+Pied Fly)
Norfolk Purple Sand Titchwell RSPB still on Volunteer Marsh at 9.25am
Norfolk no further sign of juv.Red-necked Phal Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh mid morning
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at 8.25am
Norfolk Black Redstart near Cockley Cley
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh from Island Hide at 7.30am
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Pool at c7.40am
Norfolk Great White Egret flew east over Thornham
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT still on shingle 300yds east of coastguards at 7.20am

Saturday 16th September 2017

Further seawatching today produced 5 Manx Shearwaters, 9 Fulmars, 3 Bonxies, 8 Arctic Skuas, 23 Shelduck, 78 Wigeon, 2 Black Terns, 139 Gannets, 8 Auk sp, 1 Guillemot, 9 Sandwich Terns and a Red-throated Diver. Also of note were 6 Black-tailed Godwits, and a Tree Pipit over east.

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Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT still 3.10pm c500yds east of coastguards
Norfolk 10.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 2.45pm
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv Cley NWT still 2.32pm on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv Titchwell RSPB still 1.50pm on freshmarsh at end of Autumn Trail +showing well (+Purple Sand)
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh early a'noon
Norfolk Little Stint y'day Kelling Water Meadows in evng +Curlew Sand
Norfolk unconfirmed report of Lanceolated Warbler y'day Blakeney Point
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv Cley NWT still 12.05pm on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Red-necked Phal Titchwell RSPB still 12.55pm on freshmarsh (+6.Little Stints Curlew Sand). Y-br.Wblr still this a'noon behind visitor centre
Norfolk phalarope sp Titchwell RSPB in SE corner of freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide at 12.20pm tho distant
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT still 400yds east of coastguards at 12.11pm
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv still 11am Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape (+2.Little Stints)
Norfolk Pom Skua Cley flew past East Bank at 11.40am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Cley on sea mid morning
Norfolk probable Cory's S'water flew past Cley (+Sooty S'water)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still behind visitor centre at 10.15am
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 10.03am
Norfolk 3.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +juv.Curlew Sand
Norfolk Black Tern flew west past Titchwell RSPB at 9.02am
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 8.31am