Sunday 19th November 2017

Two Water Rails were calling from the Broadwater. 130 Black-tailed Godwits and 700+ Teal were around the fresh marsh. A Greenshank was at Gore Point, a Kingfisher was near the Hun sluice and 2 Bearded Tits were feeding in reeds near the Broadwater Hide.

Another Red Admiral and Common Darter were again seen in the shelter of the pines.

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Norfolk Long-tailed Duck 1w.drk Burnham Deepdale this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still Stiffkey with cattle opposite Red Lion pub TF.968.431
Norfolk Snow Bunting flew west over Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Brancaster Staithe still early a'noon in channel
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT 250yds east of beach car park on sea by wreck early a'noon +juv.Iceland Gull still
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew past Salthouse
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT 250yds east of beach car park on sea by wreck at 11.10am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne again on beach at 10.20am then flew west
Norfolk 30.Snow Buntings Cley NWT on shingle west of north end of East Bank at 10.50am. 30.Snow Buntings 300yds east of beach car park at 10.55am
Norfolk 2.Pale-bellied Brent Geese Burnham Norton with 370.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Water Pipit Berney Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings Sheringham flew west along seafront at 10.40am
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT just east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentince at 10am
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Felbrigg Hall NT flew north over orangery +2+Hawfinches still
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Brancaster Staithe still in channel mid morning
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Weybourne just west of beach car park at 8.50am
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits y'day Cantley beet factory still

Saturday 18th November 2017

Yesterday's Firecrest was still present in the pines near the Observatory. On the sea 200 Common Scoters and 2 Red-throated Divers were of note, and a Short-eared Owl was hunting near Gore Point mid morning. Two Bearded Tits were in the reeds near the Broadwater Hide and 2 Siskins flew over calling. A flock of 20 Twite were again in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Yellow-legged Gull ad Thornham harbour
Norfolk c20.Twite Thornham harbour still on saltmarsh by car park at 2.20pm
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Weybourne Beach flew west at 2.20pm
Norfolk Firecrest Titchwell RSPB between car park +visitor centre at 2.18pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Halvergate
Norfolk Caspian Gull ad Sidestrand on beach at c11am then on sea
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew east past Trimingham at 8.05am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Salthouse east of Beach Road at 12.23pm
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley flew east past north end of East Bank at 11.55am. ad.Black Brant still 11.20am at south end of Eye Field with 500.Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+Pale-bellied Brent Goose)
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still Stiffkey with cattle opposite Red Lion pub at 11.43am TF.968.431
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 11.16am from Daukes' Hide then flew off
Norfolk Hawfinch Felbrigg Hall NT still 10.30am by orangery
Norfolk Goshawk ad flew NW over Trimingham at 11.05am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 11.05am from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Brancaster Staithe still in channel at 11.10am
Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham by top boating pool at 10.45am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT still 10.54am from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT again off East Bank then flew over reserve at 10.35am +possibly landed on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still just east of East Bank at 10.04am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Kelling Water Meadows at 8.20am
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still by orangery at 6.39am
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv y'day Sheringham below prom briefly 3pm then flew west
Norfolk Little Stint y'day Cley NWT just east of East Bank at 3.15pm

Friday 17th November 2017

A Firecrest was trapped and ringed mid morning, and 20 Twite were in Thornham Harbour with over 100 Linnets, 40 Golden Plover were on the fresh marsh and 130 Black-tailed Godwits, a Merlin, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a male Blackcap, 5+ Stonechats, 6 Rock Pipits, 2 Redpolls and 2 Bramblings were also noted.

A Red Admiral and 2 Common Darters were still on the wing in the sunshine

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Norfolk 3+Lapland Buntings Weybourne in stubble field east of beach car park at 3.30pm
Norfolk 35.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still 1/2ml east of beach car park
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea this a'noon. Long-tailed Duck Brancaster Staithe in channel mid a'noon
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea this a'noon. Long-tailed Duck Brancaster Staithe in channel mid a'noon
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Weybourne flew west over field east of beach car park at 2.50pm +appeared to land
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still 1.54pm by orangery
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still 2.fields south of Cley Beach car park with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+Pale-bellied Brent Goose)
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still 11.30am by orangery tho mobile +elusive
Norfolk 7.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still 8am tho elusive
Norfolk 2.Shorelarks Happisburgh still on beach east of lighthouse car park at 11.36am
Norfolk Slav Grebe Sheringham on sea at 9.30am +3.Long-tailed Ducks flew east +Purple Sand on rocks
Norfolk c20.Twite Thornham harbour on saltmarsh by car park. 2.Spotted Redshank in channel by barn
Norfolk Purple Sand Bacton on breakwater at Cable Gap
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Sidestrand on beach then flew west at 8.45am

Thursday 16th November 2017

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Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still 1.35pm by orangery
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Walcott by slipway still 2pm
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches East Wretham Heath in hornbeams on trail to Fenmere/ Ringmere Hides
Norfolk Shorelark Happisburgh still +Lapland Bunting (+40+Snow Buntings). imm.Glaucous Gull flew north at 11.30am
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still in flight behind hall briefly 9.10am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still by Beach Road south of Eye Field on east side of sea wall at 12.57pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk c50.Snow Buntings Cley flew east along beach at end of East Bank at 11.40am
Norfolk Caspian Gulls 1w y'day Cromer still
Norfolk 20+Snow Buntings flew west over Cromer at 12.10pm
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Hockwold Washes
Norfolk Waxwing flew south over Hunstanton early morning
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Bacton on breakwater off Watch House Gap
Norfolk 100.Snow Buntings Blakeney Point c1/4ml east of Lifeboat Station by track near seal fence

Wednesday 15th November 2017

A misty but calm day allowed for some ringing during the morning with a Yellow-browed Warbler caught which was very much the surprise of the day. A flock of around fifty Black-tailed|Godwits were on the grazing marsh and at nearby Thornham Harbour the Twite were again present with 15 recorded.
Yellow-browed Warbler- Holme Bird Obs, Nov 2017

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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne offshore late a'noon
Norfolk Dartford Wblr Winterton South Dunes below chalet park in gorse opposite orange Life Saver sign at 1.45pm
Norfolk 90.Snow Buntings Blakeney Point c1/4ml from Lifeboat Station by track near seal fence mid a'noon
Norfolk 14.Shorelarks still Happisburgh on beach at 1.50pm (+30.Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Salthouse on beach at north end of Beach Road at 1.10pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Blakeney Point north of boardwalk
Norfolk 7.Shorelarks still Happisburgh in field by lighthouse car park (+30.Snow Buntings still on beach)
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w flew east past Kelling Hard at 12.25pm
Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls Cley NWT along beach by beach car park early a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme NOA trapped, ringed +released late morning
Norfolk 85.Snow Buntings Blakeney Point
Norfolk 5.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still by orangery
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT off East Bank at 10.15am
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches flew west over Thorpe- next-Haddiscoe at 8.30am
Norfolk Great White Egret Hockwold Washes

Tuesday 14th November 2017

The sea was unsurprisingly quieter than the last few days, though a Juvenile Sabine's Gull and a Little Auk were both seen. Other birds on the sea included single Long-tailed Ducks and Eider plus 8 Little Gulls. A calling Snow Bunting was recorded flying East along the beach and whilst Starlings were still the predominant species noted moving west during the day, 32 Snipe were also counted flying over.

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Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w still 2.20pm between Kelling Hard +Salthouse
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still mid a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w flew west past Mundesley at 8.35am
Norfolk Waxwing Stiffkey at campsite car park at 2.06pm
Norfolk 6.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT by orangery +main car park this a'noon
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w still 1pm east of Kelling Hard
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w still 11.55am Kelling Quags on sea
Norfolk Snow Bunting between Cromer +Overstrand by clifftop path +showing well
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still by orangery
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still just south of beach car park in Eye Field at 11.03am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Little Auk y'day flew north past Waxham at 3.35pm
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w still 10.45am Cley east of Arnold's Marsh on sea north of Sea Pool
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w still 10.35am Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w Cley 300yds east of beach car park on sea near wreck at 10.12am +showing well
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks still Happisburgh in field south of lighthouse at 10.14am (+20.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Waxwing Norwich north of city centre in rowan at Magpie Road/ Starling Road junction then flew north TG.229.096 NR3 3ED
Norfolk Hawfinch flew west over New Costessey at 7.35am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day flew over Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 3.Little Auks y'day flew past Holme Dunes (+4.Little Gulls)

Monday 13th November 2017

Highlights from the around the Observatory and the dunes included 5 Woodcocks, Merlin, 900 Pink-footed Geese, 2 Fieldfare, 54 Blackbirds, 16 Redwing and 3 Redpolls.

The best of the sea included 3 Little Auks in the morning, 19 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 female Eiders, 4 Goosanders, 25 Kittiwakes and 4 Little Gulls.

Two Rock Pipits were in Thornham Harbour.


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Norfolk 40.Snow Buntings Cley NWT +juv.Long-tailed Duck flew west +Red-necked Grebe 2.drk.Velvet Scoters
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck flew NW past Sidestrand
Norfolk 4+Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT by orangery this a'noon
Norfolk 4.Purple Sands Sheringham on rocks late a'noon
Norfolk 24.Snow Buntings Winterton on North Beach mid a'noon
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley south of drying barns on post in hedge east of sharp bend at 3.45pm
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still 2.30pm by orangery
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Cley NWT on Whitwell Scrape briefly
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Salthouse still 2.43pm on flooded field east of Beach Road (+1w.Caspian Gull)
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Stiffkey Fen flew east at 11.30am
Norfolk 5.Little Auks flew past Sheringham by 1.15pm (+Black-throated Diver 2.Velvet Scoters)
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Salthouse on flooded field east of Beach Road mid a'noon
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew north past Waxham at 12.50pm
Norfolk Waxwing flew south over Burnham Overy Dunes at 12.45pm
Norfolk 18.Shorelarks Happisburgh in field SE of lighthouse at midday +Lapland Bunting briefly (+38.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 3+Lapland Buntings Cart Gap at 11.30am
Norfolk 4.Little Auks flew past Sheringham by midday (+2.Great Northern Divers 2.Long-tailed Ducks Short-eared Owl +Shag on sea)
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149 this morning
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Cley at 9.20am (+Great Northern Diver. c30.Snow Buntings just east of beach car park)
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Welney WWT flew over main hide at 11.37am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley flew west past beach car park at 11.40am
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Happisburgh still in field SE of lighthouse at 11am
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Winterton 9am-11am (+Short-eared Owl)
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew past Titchwell RSPB (+2.Long-tailed Ducks Great Northern Diver)
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT in beeches +hawthorn just SW of house at 10.45am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck flew west past Overstrand. Purple Sand on groyne opposite beach huts
Norfolk 3.Little Auks flew past Sheringham by 10am (+2.Velvet Scoters Great Northern Diver 2.Little Gulls)
Norfolk Waxwing Hethersett in garden then flew off
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Great Yarmouth at harbour mouht
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT again on Simmonds' Scrape at 7.30am (+2.Little Stints)

Sunday 12th November 2017

A blast of north-westerly winds brought seabirds close to shore today with highlights including 2 Shelduck, 113 Wigeon, 15 Teal, 2000 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 17 Red-breasted Mergansers, 10 Red-throated Divers, single Black-throated and Great Northern Divers, 4 Fulmars, 4 Manx Shearwaters, 123 Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 16 Great Skuas, 8 Razorbills, 16 Guillemots, 90 unidentified auks, 2 Little Auks, 266 Kittiwakes, 26 Little Gulls, and a juvenile Glaucous Gull. Also of interest today were 3 Stonechats around the reserve, a single Rock Pipit flying over, and a Snow Bunting along the beach.

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Norfolk 3.Shorelarks Happisburgh still 1.30pm on coastal path (+32.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Little Auk flew east past Weybourne Camp early a'noon
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv flew east past Sheringham +Grey Phal (+Black Guillemot on sea)
Norfolk Scaup fem Holkham Hall still at north end of lake this a'noon. Great White Egret still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Cley NWT flew east past beach car park at 12.49pm
Norfolk 2.Pom Skuas flew past Sheringham by 11.45am (+Little Gull)
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Cley at 11.05am (+drk.Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew past Sheringham +Little Auk (+Great Northern Diver)
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew east past Holme late morning
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149 at 11.30am
Norfolk 37.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still by beach car park
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Holme (+Great Northern Diver c12.Little Gulls)
Norfolk 8.Shorelarks Happisburgh still on beach early morning (+25.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach. Water Pipit still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Little Auk flew east past Cley at 8.50am
Norfolk Hawfinch Titchwell RSPB flew west over car park at 7.47am

Saturday 11th November 2017

A quiet day, highlights included a Tawny Owl calling in the pines, a Kingfisher near the Broadwater, a Cetti's Warbler near the Observatory and at least 3 Stonechats. 180+ Black-tailed Godwits and 500+ Fieldfares were feeding in fields along the ridge east of Ringstead.

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Norfolk 7.Scaup Snettisham RSPB on northernmost pit this a'noon
Norfolk Dartford Wblr Winterton North Dunes in brambles near plantation
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 2.25pm
Norfolk Black Brant ad Salthouse still in field by Iron Road at 1.50pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham on esplanade by boating lake at 12.50pm
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 1.15pm on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Salthouse flew west along beach at 1.20pm
Norfolk Dartford Wblr Holkham Pines at west end
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still midday on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings Happisburgh at south end of field near track to Cart Gap late morning +Shorelark still
Norfolk Hawfinch Wymondham Abbey
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Grey Phal Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at 9.40am then flushed
Norfolk c40.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still by beach car park
Norfolk 12.Snow Buntings Winterton
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks (1.ad.drk) Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe
Norfolk Great White Egret Norwich still at Colney GPs flew south over main pit at c8.40am
Norfolk 15.Shorelarks Happisburgh in field south of lighthouse near clifftop footpath at 8.05am
Norfolk 12+Shorelarks still Happisburgh in field south of lighthouse near clifftop footpath at 7.50am

Friday 10th November 2017

There was limited interest around the dunes and reserve, with a few thrushes remaining but little sign of movement - 14 Redwings were present. Highlights from the sea included a Slavonian Grebe, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Goldeneye and 8 Little Gulls in the morning. Around the pools and grazing marsh were 140 Pink-footed Geese, 55 Brent Geese, 200 Black-tailed Godwits and 13 Ruff. In Thornham Harbour at least 19 Twite were present and 4 Rock Pipits were also of note.

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Norfolk Richard's Pipit Breydon Water North Wall east of Lockgate Mill at 1.30pm then flew west +2.Lapland Bunting (+Twite Purple Sand. Hawfinch flew S. 3.Snow Bunting flew W. Water Pipit Halvergate Marshes at E end of The Fleet 12.45pm)
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Breydon Water North Wall east of Lockgate Mill at 1.30pm then flew west +2.Lapland Bunting (+Twite Purple Sand. Hawfinch flew S. 3.Snow Bunting flew W. Water Pipit Halvergate Marshes at E end of The Fleet 12.45pm)
Norfolk c8.Hen Harriers (3.males) Warham Greens roost
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Titchwell RSPB flew west over freshmarsh at 7.50am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Snettisham Coastal Park still on strandline
Norfolk c30.Snow Buntings Salthouse along shingle ridge mid a'noon
Norfolk 12+Shorelarks still Happisburgh in field south of lighthouse near clifftop footpath mid a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer still by pier
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 2.10pm on Simmonds' Scrape (+1w.Caspian Gull)
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149 at 1.40pm
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 12.45pm on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at 11.45am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 12+Twite Thornham harbour still between car park +Coal Barn
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks (1.ad.drk) Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Great Northern Diver 2+Little Gulls. Water Pipit still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler y'day Happisburgh along Beach Road with tit flock
Norfolk 6+Shorelarks still Happisburgh in field south of lighthouse near clifftop footpath
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at 8.10am

Wednesday 8th November 2017

Seawatching today produced counts of 500 Common Scoter,  32 Eider, 4 Goldeneye, 3 Red-throated Divers and a Pomarine Skua. A woodcock was watched coming in off the sea, at least two Water Rails were heard calling around the Broadwater and Short-eared Owl was at Thornham Harbour mid-afternoon..

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Norfolk 3.Purple Sands Sheringham on rocks just east of Wee Retreat
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks Holkham 500yds east of Lady Ann's Drive in field south of main track at 11.20am then flew east +may have landed west of caravan park on Quarles Marsh (Snow Bunting flew over Wells Wood)
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks Holkham 500yds east of Lady Ann's Drive in field south of main track at 11.20am then flew east +may have landed west of caravan park on Quarles Marsh (Snow Bunting flew over Wells Wood)
Norfolk Shorelark reported y'day Holme
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 11.31am on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Hen Harrier ad.fem 1ml east of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA at 8.15am then flew north over Snipes Marsh
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 8.30am. From East Bank car park walk east along Attenborough Walk for 400yds to view small pool
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley flew past coastguards +Scaup Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks (1.ad.drk) Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149 at 8.59a
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches flew south over Felmingham at 7.45am

Tuesday 7th November 2017

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Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew east past Warham Pits at 11.30am
Norfolk Richard's Pipit flew south over Hunstanton (+Crossbill Snow Bunting Hen Harrier Great White Egret)
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Cley NWT at this morning. 40.Snow Buntings flew east behind Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk possible Grey-bellied Brant ad Burnham Overy Marshes viewed from A149 layby late morning tho distant +ad.Taiga Bean Goose still with Greylags (+1w.Russian White-fronted Goose)
Norfolk Greenland White-fronted Goose juv 1.25mls NE of Stanhoe between Muckleton +Shammer at 10.05am with 3,850 Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Dotterel 1.5mls south of Titchwell still at Choseley in 2nd field south of drying barns at 1.10pm then flew north with 350.Golden Plovers +appeared to land
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still by A149 at 12.45pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still 11.55am. From East Bank car park walk east along Attenborough Walk for 400yds to view small pool (2.Little Stints from Babcock Hide)
Norfolk 3.Purple Sands Sheringham on rocks opposite Wee Retreat at 8.50am +showing well
Norfolk Cattle Egret still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149 at 9.30am
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks (1.ad.drk) Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT still. From East Bank car park walk east along Attenborough Walk for 400yds to view small pool
Norfolk 6+Twite Thornham Harbour 150yds along sea wall at 9.40am
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches flew west over Titchwell RSPB 7.15-8.45am
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks still Happisburgh in field by cliff 1ml south of car park at 9.20am. Lapland Bunting still on path
Norfolk Purple Sand Walcott
Norfolk Ring Ouzel 1w.male South Creake at Bloodgate Hill Fort at 8.34am
Norfolk 1+Hawfinch Norwich flew NNW over Trix Road at 6.52am
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches flew over Thetford

Sunday 5th November 2017

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Norfolk Grey Phal till c11.20am Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape then flew east
Norfolk probable Black-throated Diver Winterton offshore
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still 11am just south of beach car park in Eye Field with .Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape late morning
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Sheringham at 10.40am
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks still 10.50am Salthouse at north end of Iron Road then flew west +landed by Sea Pool
Norfolk WHITE-BILLED DIVER flew east past Sheringham +appeared to land off Cromer at 10.30am
Norfolk 9.Snow Buntings Winterton
Norfolk 4.Mealy Redpolls 1ml east of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT by visitor centre
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Salthouse at north end of Iron Road at 10.35am
Norfolk 2+Hawfinches East Wretham Heath in hornbeams (for 2nd day)
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still just west of West Bank at 10.10am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Water Pipit Halvergate Marshes early morning +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Little Auk flew north past Walcott at 9.40am (+probable Great Northern Diver flew south)
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149 at 9am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer still just east of pier at 8.30am
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches flew NW over Whitlingham Ctry Park 7.03-7.10am
Norfolk 5.Velvet Scoters Cley on sea
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Cley at 8.17am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Dotterel still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh (+Purple Sand

Saturday 4th November 2017

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Norfolk Taiga Bean Goose ad still Burnham Overy Staithe in field +showing well
Norfolk 3.Caspian Gulls (ad +2.near-ads) Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape +1w.hybrid Caspian Gull x Herring Gull (German-ringed) 3.Little Stints. 4.Water Pipits on Serpentine
Norfolk probable Great Snipe Salthouse flushed from north end of Beach Road this morning then flew west
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (both males) Warham Greens roost
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Rockland Broad this evng
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Holkham on beach
Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Reception Hide this evng
Norfolk Dotterel Titchwell RSPB at 4.30pm with Golden Plovers
Norfolk WHITE-BILLED DIVER reported Walcott again
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still just south of beach car park in Eye Field at 3.20pm with 350.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Holme on Lavender Marsh +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Shag on Thursday Rockland Broad
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Winterton
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh still
Norfolk 11+Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddocks
Norfolk no sign of Pallas's Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in north section
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in flooded cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Cockley Cley
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff reported y'day Thorpe St.Andrew in scrub at south end of Bungalow Lane at 3.35pm +Water Pipit flew towards flood at Station Marsh

Friday 3rd November 2017

A far quieter day, but a marked arrival of Blackbirds took place with 80+ just around the reserve compound. Other highlights were 6 Whooper Swans west over the grazing marsh, a Kingfisher around the Broadwater, 3,500 Starlings passing west, 70 Fieldfares, 6 Song Thrushes, 45 Redwings, a single Stonechat, and 22 Twite in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk hybrid Ferruginous Duck x Pochard ad.fem east of Whitlingham Lane Ctry Park on St.Andrew's Broad
Norfolk 6.Whooper Swans (2.ads) flew west over Holme NWT at 11.15am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still east of Beach Road at 10.30am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets still just east of Stiffkey in flooded cattle field south of A149 at 10.18am
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Salthouse in gardens south of Bloomstiles at 9.50am then flew west
Norfolk 4.Water Pipits reported y'day Thorpe St.Andrew at Station Marsh at 4.15pm
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +Thornham Pool
Norfolk probable White-billed Diver flew east past Cromer Golf Course at 8.12am then landed on sea off Trimingham tho distant
Norfolk WHITE-BILLED DIVER flew NW past Mundesley at 7.48am
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (1.male) on Wednesday SW of Thornham Point over marshes at 8.50am
Norfolk Snow Bunting flew west over Overstrand at 7.12am

Thursday 2nd November 2017

A day of good visible migration including a ring-tail Hen Harrier, Red Kite, female Merlin, 4 Bearded Tits, 5 Cetti's Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2,660 Starlings, 55 Blackbirds, 227 Fieldfares, 7 Song Thrushes, 74 Redwings, 3 Grey Wagtails, 3 Rock Pipits, 6 Bramblings, 2 Redpolls, 13 Siskins, and 2 Hawfinches west just north of Holme village at 8.30am.

Monday 30th October 2017

With winds easing today a good visible migration was recorded particularly offshore. Highlights were 15,720+ Starlings passing west either side of the pines, 4 Whooper Swans west, 446 Brent Geese, 128 Shelduck, 1 Scaup, 73 Eiders, 300 Common Scoters, 7 Goldeneye, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Goosanders, 2 Red-throated Divers, 8 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, single Pom and Arctic Skuas, and 6 Kittiwakes. On land, a Red Kite flew through east, 4 Water Rails were around the edge of Broadwater, waders included 60 Golden Plover, 88 Lapwings, 200 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Knot, 40 Ruff, 3 Woodcocks in off the sea, and 2 Snipe over the grazing marsh. Also of interest were a Kingfisher, 4 Stonechats, 2 Grey Wagtails, 7 Rock Pipits, 3 Bramblings, 5 Redpolls and a single Snow Buntings over the beach.

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Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv again 2.35pm flew west past Salthouse
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv flew west past Cley at 2.30pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Cantley flew west over Burnthouse Road at 10.45am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl flew west past Cley at 1.50pm
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Waxham 400yds south of Shangri-la in hawthorns along coast path at 2.15pm
Norfolk 3.Water Pipits Cantley Marshes RSPB on west side at 10am
Norfolk Snow Bunting flew west over Cantley Marshes RSPB at 8.50am
Norfolk Little Auk flew south past Waxham at 10.45am (+2.Velvet Scoters flew north)
Norfolk 6.Hawfinches flew SW over Cantley Marshes RSPB at 8.40am
Norfolk 2.Long-tailed Ducks y'day Cantley on River Yare
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew past Sheringham by 12.30pm (+2.probable Short-eared Owls 4.Pale-bellied Brent Geese 2.Little Gulls)
Norfolk Black Brant ad Salthouse still 1.10pm just west of Iron Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Cromer at 1.05pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over Weybourne Camp this morning (+Snow Bunting)
Norfolk Black Brant ad Salthouse still just west of Iron Road at 12.15pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew past Winterton (+Snow Bunting)
Norfolk Glaucous Gull imm Salthouse flew west past north end of Beach Road at 11.20am
Norfolk Shorelark Cley NWT on beach by beach car park at 11.14am then flew towards Blakeney Freshes
Norfolk Short-eared Owl flew south past Scratby at 10.45am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk Surf Scoter fem/juv.drk flew west past Cley NWT at 10.35am
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Sheringham
Norfolk Little Auk flew north past Great Yarmouth in 2hrs (+Sooty S'water)
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Mundesley at c9.35am
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Cromer at 9.30am
Norfolk Sabine's Gull ad flew west past Cley at 9.17am
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Overstrand at 7.10am
Norfolk WHITE-BILLED DIVER juv on Saturday Walcott offshore (for 2nd day) +Sabine's Gull
Norfolk Surf Scoter fem/juv.drk flew west past Overstrand at c8.30am
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Pool
Norfolk Bittern SE of Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park in flight near small island at 6am

Sunday 29th October 2017

Seawatching took place all day between 6.50am and 15.40pm. Highlights were 35 Eiders, 942 Common Scoters, 4 Goldeneye, 10 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Goosander, 5 Red-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Divers, 1 Fulmar, 3 Manx Shearwaters, 372 Gannets, 10 Pom Skuas, 9 Arctic Skuas, 66 Great Skuas, 1 Razorbill, 1 Little Auk west, 3 Guillemots, 601 unidentified auks, 1 Sandwich Tern, 787 Kittiwakes, 2 Little Gulls, and 1 Med Gull.

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Norfolk 2.Leach's Petrels flew past Sheringham
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew past Sheringham by 2pm (+Long-tailed Duck 25.Bonxies)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at end of East Trail at 2.11pm +Hen Harrier
Norfolk Common Crane flew over Titchwell RSPB at 1.45pm
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Holme Dunes +5.Pom Skuas (+55.Bonxies)
Norfolk 5.Pom Skuas flew past Sheringham by 11.30am (+Black-throated Diver 2.Great Northern Divers Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk Jack Snipe 1/2ml NNE of Kelling +north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at north end TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton on beach near funfair at 12.25pm
Norfolk Grey Phal Winterton on sea at 12.58pm
Norfolk Storm Petrel Cley flew west past beach car park at 12.45pm
Norfolk Pom Skua flew south past Hunstanton this morning
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in flooded cattle field south of A149
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Sheringham on rocks by museum
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua Cley flew past beach car park +2.Leach's Petrels 5.Pom Skuas 2.Grey Phals (+Red-necked Grebe)
Norfolk Arctic Tern flew past Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer still just east of pier at 11am +showing well
Norfolk Little Auk Cley flew west past beach car park at 11.30am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Salthouse still by Rion Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Sooty S'water Cley flew east past beach car park at 11.10am
Norfolk 4.Pom Skuas flew past Titchwell RSPB 7.15-10.15am (+49.Bonxies Great Northern Diver)
Norfolk probable Storm Petrel flew west past Cromer at 10.35am
Norfolk 2.Pom Skuas flew past Winterton (+Sooty S'water Red-necked Grebe Great Northern Diver)
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Sheringham by 10am +4.Pom Skuas Grey Phal (+Red-necked Grebe)
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Cley still near beach car park
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Cley flew west past beach car park at 9.10am
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley off beach car park (3.Black Terns flew east at 9am)
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches y'day Sheringham flew over Beeston Common
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew west past Sheringham at 7.30am
Norfolk Hawfinch SE of Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park flew west over Little Broad at 7.31am

Saturday 28th October 2017

A return to westerly winds today but visual migration was still apparent with over 2000 Starlings passing through, 60+ Fieldfares, and 35 Redwings counted together with a single Snow Bunting over the pines, 1200 Pink-feet and 200 Brent Geese counted during the day, a Red Kite drifting west, 200+ Black-tailed Godwits, 17 Ruff, 15 Snipe, a Kingfisher and 3 Stonechats also of interest. On the sea, an Eider and 360 Common Scoters, 4 Goldeneye, a Red-throated Diver, 55 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes and 3 Guillemots were seen.

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Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Cley NWT still on beach 50yds west of pillbox by car park at 1.45pm
Norfolk Black Brant ad Salthouse again 11.18am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese TG.077.439
Norfolk 22.Russian White-fronted Geese y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Grey Phal flew west past Cley at 12.57pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB flew west along beach at 11.48am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley still in field by path to Babcock Hide at 12.18pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB at car park at 11.40am
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew west past Cley at 11.26am
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Cley at 11.26am
Norfolk 3.Twite Thornham on saltings at 10am tho mobile +2.Spotted Redshanks in creeks
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew west past Cley at 10.25am +6.Bonxies probable Great Northern Diver on sea
Norfolk probable Pom Skua flew past Winterton in 2hrs (+3.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Hawfinch flew north over Whitlingham Ctry Park 7.45am-9.15am
Norfolk Snow Bunting west of Breydon Bridge on wall
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Twite y'day Blakeney on fence just south of where footpath to Blakeney village meets sea wall

Friday 27th October 2017

Northerlies delivered relatively little in terms of ringing today with just 23 new birds and 10 recaptures including a female Blackcap, female Firecrest, and Lesser Whitethroat. On the sea a single Long-tailed Duck, 2 Common Scoters, a Goldeneye, 2 Red-throated Divers, 8 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Razorbills, 7 Guillemots, 26 unidentified auks, and 5 Kittiwakes. Over 2,500 Starlings passed through west during the day.

Small Copper, Wall Brown, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell and Large White were all on the wing together with 5 Migrant Hawkers and 6 Common Darters.

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Norfolk Black Redstart Holkham Pines at Meals House at 2.55pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr North Creake in garden at 2.15pm
Norfolk 2.Little Stints 1/2ml NNE of Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow +Curlew Sand Spotted Redshank Jack Snipe. 2.Shags Sheringham lingering offshore this morning
Norfolk 2.Little Stints 1/2ml NNE of Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow +Curlew Sand Spotted Redshank Jack Snipe. 2.Shags Sheringham lingering offshore this morning
Norfolk Black Brant ad Salthouse still 1.38pm by Iron Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Snettisham Coastal Park flew south north of Crossbank at 11.50am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Salthouse by Iron Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Pom Skuas flew past Winterton
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in flooded cattle field south of A149
Norfolk 2.Leach's Petrels flew west past Sheringham by 11.15am (+3.Arctic Skuas 9.Bonxies)
Norfolk 4.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on tidal marsh at 11.14am
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Burnham Overy Dunes off Gun Hill at 10.29am
Norfolk 3.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum

Thursday 26th October 2017

A busier day today with highlights including a Firecrest trapped and ringed, 70+ Black-tailed Godwits, a Spotted Redshank and 4 Ruff over the grazing marsh, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a female Blackcap, 30 Blackbirds, 10 Song Thrushes, 35 Redwings, a Grey Wagtail, 25 Meadow Pipits, 15 Rock Pipits, 3 Bramblings, 15 Redpolls, 6 Siskins and 35 Reed Buntings.

Other ringing highlights included 3 Rock Pipits, a Chiffchaff and 5 Redpolls.

Large White and Red Admiral butterflies were still on the wing, and a Buff Footman was a surprise in the moth trap.


Firecrest ringed at HBO this morning

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Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck south of Brancaster in beet field by Mill Road with 2,000.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Aylmerton in hawthorn hedge north of common
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +2.Little Stints
Norfolk Black Redstart Great Yarmouth North Denes. Curlew Sand Breydon Water
Norfolk Black Redstart Great Yarmouth North Denes. Curlew Sand Breydon Water
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley in beach car park at 2.58pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach still 2.58pm between red markers 1/2ml north of car park
Norfolk 15.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Snow Bunting Snettisham RSPB between 2nd +3rd hide at 2.29pm
Norfolk Snow Bunting Horsey in dunes by Crinkle Gap at 11.05am
Norfolk Black Redstart Heacham South Beach near chalets
Norfolk 4.Little Stints 1/2ml NNE of Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk 3.Little Stints 1/2ml NNE of Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow +Curlew Sand Spotted Redshank Jack Snipe TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk 19.Hawfinches flew over Titchwell RSPB by 10.30am +Great White Egret flew east
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR still from Lady Anne's Drive at 10.49am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach still near marker.40 at 10.20am
Norfolk Hawfinch Whitlingham Ctry Park flew north over west end of Great Broad at 8.02am
Norfolk 9.Hawfinches flew over Denver Sluice
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Trimingham in clifftop scrub near bench
Norfolk 14.Hawfinches flew over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv flew west past Sheringham at 8.10am

Wednesday 25th October 2017

A windy start to the day was followed by a gorgeous still sunny finish to it. Birds unfortunately were thin on the ground with a Swallow over the Car park probably the highlight of the day !
Insects though were surprisingly numerous especially Common Darters and six species of Butterfly were recorded  including a Painted Lady and two Wall Browns.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR still c300yds west of Washington Hide at 2.53pm
Norfolk Black Redstart Waxham on buildings by church. 2.Twite in weedy corner of sugar beet field by Shangri-la parking area at 11am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach still 1pm on tideline 1/2ml north of beach car park
Norfolk Snow Bunting Snettisham RSPB on path 50yds beyond Shore Hide +showing well
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr south of Trimingham in hedge by Norfolk Coast Path west of radar dome at midday
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands 1/2ml NNE of Kelling still north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow +2.Little Stints Spotted Redshank TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach still just before rocks at 11.55am
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 10.30am
Norfolk Firecrest 1.25mls NNW of Wells at Wells Woods at The Dell at 10.10am NR23 1DR
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still at Meadow Trail. 2.Little Stints still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 8.Hawfinches on Monday Lynford Arboretum

Tuesday 24th October 2017

Birds of note today included a female Ring Ouzel in bushes adjacent to the NOA car park, a flock of 18 Common Snipe and on the sea two Red-throated Diver, a Black-throated Diver and a drake Scaup.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer still by pier at 2.55pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still at Meadow Trail at 1.09pm
Norfolk 13.Common Cranes Horse
Norfolk Balearic S'water flew past Winterton
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach still 10.10am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still just south of beach car park in Eye Field late morning with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Winterton (+5.Little Gulls)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB at end of East Trail
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley in beach car park
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149 at 9.50am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Titchwell RSPB at East Trail
Norfolk Hawfinch flew over Norwich
Norfolk Caspian Gull ad Titchwell RSPB still on Patsy's Pool +Bittern

Monday 23rd October 2017

Highlights included 50 Brent Geese, 600 Pink-feet, 5 Buzzards, 2 Water Rails, 60+ Lapwing, 150+ Black-tailed Godwits, 40 Ruff, a Common Sandpiper, 8 Snipe, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 5 Jays, 7+ Bearded Tits, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 60 Blackbirds, 15 Song Thrushes, 36 Redwings, 3 Stonechats, 12 Rock Pipits, 1 Water Pipit (trapped and ringed), 5 Bramblings, 2 Bullfinches, 3 Redpolls, 6 Siskins and 15 Reed Buntings. On the sea 150 Common Scoters, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Fulmar, 35 Gannets and 13 Great Crested Grebes were noted.

Comma, Red Admiral and Small Copper butterflies were seen during the day, and several Common Darters were still on the wing. A Black Rustic and a Beaded Chestnut were in the moth trap.


Water Pipit ringed at Holme Bird Obs today.


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Norfolk Minke Whale north past Hemsby mid a'noon tho distant
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach at 3pm with Linnets (+Purple Sand)
Norfolk Hen Harrier Morston Quay mid a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB at Meadow Trail still this a'noon
Norfolk Snow Bunting male Cart Gap at 1.55pm
Norfolk Scaup juv Holkham Park still on lake this a'noon
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Hopton-on-Sea this morning +Short-eared Owl flew in off sea
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on Thornham Pool at 11.35am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT in beach car park briefly
Norfolk 2.Pom Skuas flew past Winterton by 11.20am (+drk.Long-tailed Duck Short-eared Owl flew in off sea)
Norfolk Hawfinch flew south over Fakenham late morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Norwich at Whitlingham Ctry Park in conservation area at 9.50am then flushed
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB at East Trail still. 4.Little Stints still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Bird Club meet tonight at Comfort Hotel, opposite Wellington Pier, Great Yarmouth from 7.30pm featuring 'Around The Horn' with Bob Cobbold. All welcome
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still in Eye Field at 11.05am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1/2ml NNE of Kelling still north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at north end of copse by metal gate at 9am TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk 19.Hawfinches flew over Hunstanton Cliffs by 9am

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Another frustrating day as storm Brian passed through giving strong westerly winds. On the sea 900 Common Scoter were counted and on the grazing marshes 100 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Snipe and 40 Ruff were present. A male Stonechat was near Thornham Harbour and 2 Rock Pipits were over the saltmarsh together with a flock of 75 Linnets.

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Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still 12.30pm in Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Winterton
Norfolk Scaup juv Holkham Park still 11.30am on lake at north end south of island
Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT still in Eye Field at 10.45am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Scaup juv Holkham Park still on lake at north end +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea. Water Pipit Thornham Pool
Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham on roof by Holt Road briefly
Norfolk Hawfinch flew south over Denver Sluice at 9am +2.Arctic Terns
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1/2ml NNE of Kelling still north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at north end of copse by metal gate at 8.30am TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB at Fen Trail still 9am. 4.Little Stints still on freshmarsh

Saturday 21st October 2017

A very rough day with winds building during the afternoon. A female Goldeneye was on the Broadwater, 2 Gannets and 2 Great Crested Grebes were noted offshore, a female Merlin was seen hunting an 3 Stonechats were near the seawatching hide.

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Norfolk Black Brant ad Cley NWT again in Eye Field this a'noon with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Great Yarmouth South Denes
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both juvs) Breydon Water still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB by visitor centre at 1.55pm with tit flock
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Thornham Point again over saltmarsh at 12.55pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1/2ml NNE of Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at north end of copse by metal gate at 12.30pm TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Black Redstart Weybourne Camp at 8.30am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Wells Woods in ploughed field south of caravan park at 12.35pm
Norfolk reported Desert Wheatear Thornham Point is a Wheatear
Norfolk Black Redstart Cley on Watcher's Cottage still midday
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands 1/2ml NNE of Kelling still north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at midday +2.Spotted Redshanks still TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Winterton (+Black Tern)
Norfolk 7.Twite Thornham on saltmarsh
Norfolk WHITE-BILLED DIVER Winterton flew south +landed on sea at c11.20am
Norfolk unconfirmed report of Desert Wheatear Thornham Point on beach
Norfolk Black Redstart Cley on Watcher's Cottage still 11.05am
Norfolk no sign of probable Lanceolated Warbler Thornham Point 200yds SW of old building in long grass at west end of suaeda
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Black Redstart Cley on Watcher's Cottage still 9.50am
Norfolk 6.Scaup between Hunstanton +Heacham
Norfolk 4.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Black Redstart Cley on Watcher's Cottage
Norfolk 3.Hawfinches flew east over Sidestrand

Friday 20th October 2017

Migration continued today but dropped off during the afternoon; highlights included 2 Swallows, 3 Cetti's Warblers, 2,500+ Starlings, 50 Blackbirds, 2 Fieldfares, 8 Song Thrushes, 15 Redwings, 2 Stonechats, 4 Tree Sparrows, 30 Meadow Pipits, 6 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings, 60 Chaffinches, a single Greenfinch, Redpoll and Siskin, 4 Yellowhammers, and a Richard's Pipit west over Gore Point. At least 3 Crossbills were in the pines with 2 showing well above the Observatory building during the morning.

Red Admiral, Large White and Wall Brown were all seen during the day.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton below Hermanus Restaurant at 1.15pm
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands 1/2ml NNE of Kelling still north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow mid a'noon +Arctic Skua briefly TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Black Redstart Glandford again 1.50pm on converted barn between gallery +Cley Spy tho elusive
Norfolk 4.Little Stints Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape +Curlew Sand
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines in oak between Meals House +Joe Jordan Hide at 1.27pm
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Wells at Well Harbour at 11am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham NNR from Washington Hide at 12.53pm
Norfolk Black Redstart Glandford on barns between gallery +Cley Spy at 12.10pm
Norfolk Northern Bullfinch 1.25mls NNW of Wells at Wells Woods on south side of The Dell at 11.55am then flew towards caravan park +Firecrest NR23 1DR
Norfolk Black Redstart Hunstanton on Coastguard Cottages opposite Old Lighthouse at 10.54am
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes on wooden post west of orange diamond sign then flew south
Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton in South Valley at 10am then flew west
Norfolk 20.Common Crane Horsey flew over Horsey Mill at 11.45am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Warham Greens still late morning on saltmarsh north of pit with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still at north end of lake at 10.52am
Norfolk Firecrest Waxham just south of Shangri-la Chalet
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both juvs) Breydon Water at east end +2.Short-eared Owls
Norfolk Black Brant ad Warham Greens on saltmarsh (+Y-br.Wblr)
Norfolk Continental Coal Tit Old Hunstanton at Le Strange Arms Hotel
Norfolk 3.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey Campsite Wood

Thursday 19th October 2017

Another day of good visual migration including a Great White Egret and 11 Grey Herons west, 6 Snipe, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Bearded Tits, 1 Sand Martin, 20 Swallows, 5 Cetti's Warblers, a Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcaps, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2000+ Starlings, a Ring Ouzel, 55 Blackbirds, 3 Fieldfares, 80 Song Thrushes, 280+ Redwings, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 10 Robins, a Stonechat, 3 Grey Wagtails, 3 Pied Wagtails, 100 Meadow Pipits, 35 Rock Pipits, 39 Bramblings, 250+ Chaffinches, 6 Redpolls, 5 Crossbills, 40 Goldfinches, 12 Siskins and 25+ Reed Buntings.

Ringing was productive with 62 new birds of 14 species, including 3 Rock Pipits, 20 Reed Buntings, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Brambling and 12 Redwings.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods by path on west side of caravan park at 1.45pm
Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT still 2.37pm over West Bank opposite Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches flew NE over Kettlestone at 2.20pm
Norfolk Osprey Thetford circled over Nunnery Lakes NR at 1pm then flew off
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Cromer on clifftop 400yds east of lighthouse
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Holkham Pines in field at west end at 1.13pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Salthouse at Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton in oaks in South Valley at 12.38pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens in quarry east of Garden Drove at 1.15pm +ringtail Hen Harrier over saltmarsh
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Cley at 11am
Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field at 1.05pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk possible Amur Wagtail (form leucopsis) Burnham Deepdale briefly (+Great White Egret Woodlark Hawfinch)
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches Great Yarmouth Cemetery in north section at 12.50pm +Firecrest Ring Ouzel
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings Warham Greens on saltmarsh by bridge at 12.48pm
Norfolk Woodlark Holkham Pines flew over near Joe Jordan Hide at 12.45pm
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB +Crossbill
Norfolk Balearic S'water flew south past Horsey at 10.17am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Happisburgh flew in off sea at 12.09pm
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Caister still on beach near Haven holiday camp at 11.25am TG.524.130
Norfolk RADDE'S WARBLER Holkham Pines c100yds east of west end on south side in reeds at 11.35am tho elusive
Norfolk Lapland Bunting 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills at 11.41am (+Y-br.Wblr Black Redstart Ring Ouzel)
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Stiffkey Campsite Wood at 11.15am
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Snettisham Coastal Park in field north of crossbank between sea wall +channel at 10.50am
Norfolk 2+Y-br.Wblrs Winterton at Hermanus restaurant +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Wells on estuary at 11am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Cawston Heath in paddock hedgerow at 10am
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Breydon Water still. Black Redstart by bridge
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Warham Greens flew south over concrete pad at 9.37am
Norfolk Black Redstart Cley NWT still at visitor centre
Norfolk Hawfinch Norwich flew over Wensum Lodge at 2.25am [heard only]