Sunday 25th June 2017

A total of 3 Spoonbills were in the area during the day. Moths included 2 Privet Hawks, Pine and Poplar Hawks, a Rosy Footman and another Red-necked Footman.

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Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male singing still 2.40pm NNE of Burgh Castle at Breydon Water South Wall by Pump House tho distant. Walk NNW then ENE along public footpath from church west of Burgh Castle for 1.75mls TG.489.064
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still 2.15pm NNE of Burgh Castle at Breydon Water South Wall by Pump House. Walk NNW then ENE along public footpath from church west of Burgh Castle for 1.75mls TG.489.064
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still 1.15pm NNE of Burgh Castle at Breydon Water South Wall by Pump House. Walk NNW then ENE along public footpath from church west of Burgh Castle for 1.75mls TG.489.064
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still
Norfolk Wood Sand Potter Heigham Marshes on pool on west path beyond gate with 'bull in field' sign at north end at 12.54pm. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male NNE of Burgh Castle at Breydon Water South Wall by Pump House. Walk NNW then ENE along public footpath from church west of Burgh Castle TG.489.064
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male NNE of Burgh Castle at Breydon Water South Wall by Pump House. Walk NNW then ENE along public footpath from church west of Burgh Castle for 1.75mls TG.489.064
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes at 12.22pm. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male +fem) still Potter Heigham Marshes at 11.53am (+14.Spoonbills still). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk 6+Spoonbills Holme on Hun Pool
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Potter Heigham Marshes at 10.19am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Cattle Egret again Potter Heigham Marshes at 10.19am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 6.Little Gulls (all 1s) Cley NWT still on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still in car park
Norfolk 25.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey 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 5.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank Little Gull

Saturday 24th June 2017

Two Spoonbills flew east towards Thornham Harbour and a Hobby was mobbed by Black-headed Gulls near the Broadwater. Moths included Privet, Eyed and Poplar Hawk and Peppered Moth.

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Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Titchwell RSPB still +Spotted Redshank flew over
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Burnham Norton Marsh
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 8am
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Burnham Norton at 6.30am

Friday 23rd June 2017

A quiet day for birds, the highlight was in the moth traps with this Netted Pug one of the best moths so far this year. Also in the traps were Privet, Eyed and Poplar Hawks, a Pretty Chalk Carpet, Beautiful Hook-tip and Peppered Moth.


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Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWTNorfolk Little Gull flew west past Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk 5+BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 3+young) still Potter Heigham Marshes early a'noon (+14.Spoonbills still). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk Little Gull Breydon Water
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Titchwell RSPB still +2.Spoonbills 2+Turtle Doves

Thursday 22nd June 2017


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Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves (2.ads +juv) Titchwell RSPB in car park
Norfolk 4.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 2.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes at 12.25pm +Cattle Egret still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls flew west past Weybourne Camp 6.40am-9am
Norfolk 20+Spoonbills reported y'day Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk Turtle Dove Seething still 9.15am +showing well
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 9.30am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still +2.Spotted Redshanks 2.1s.Little Gulls Continental Black-tailed Godwit

Wednesday 21st June 2017

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Norfolk Black Tern Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh this evng
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly south of High Kelling still 3.15pm on Selbrigg Pond TG.107.389
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+14.Spoonbills still). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk 8.Little Gulls (all 1s) Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 9.55am
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly south of High Kelling still on Selbrigg Pond TG.107.389
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls (all 1s) Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +2.Spotted Redshanks ad.Spoonbill

Tuesday 20th June 2017

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Norfolk no sign of Marsh Warbler SE of Sheringham +just south of A149 Cromer Road at Beeston Common in sallow +reeds just south of pond near benches mid morning
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves (both males) singing Seething at 9.45am
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills (1.juv) Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Holme Dunes on wires by approach road at 8.20am
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Breydon Water
Norfolk Turtle Dove Strumpshaw Fen RSPB in car park at 6am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still in car park +2.Little Gulls Spotted Redshank

Monday 19th June 2017

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Norfolk no further sign of probable Lesser Emperor dragonfly Titchwell RSPB at East Trail by mid a'noon but 1+Red-veined Darter dragonfly
Norfolk 12.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 12.30pm then flew towards Blakeney Harbour. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.988.438 NR23 1QW
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk probable Lesser Emperor dragonfly Titchwell RSPB at East Trail briefly
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly south of High Kelling still on Selbrigg Pond at 11.15am
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male Ormesby Little Broad still from viewing platform mid morning
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Titchwell RSPB still in car park. 2.1s.Little Gulls on freshmarsh

Sunday 18th June 2017

Another hot and stifling day, bird activity was low but moths included 3 Beautiful Hook-tips, 6 Red-necked Footmen, a Privet and a Small Elephant Hawk Moth, 2 Peppered Moths and a Pinion-streaked Snout.

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Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly south of High Kelling on Selbrigg Pond at 2.45pm
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still in car park this morning +showing well
Norfolk 3.Garganey Potter Heigham Marshes still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk 7.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+12.Spoonbills). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spoonbill flew east over Titchwell RSPB +Spotted Redshank. imm.Spoonbill Thornham Marsh
Norfolk Spoonbill flew east over Titchwell RSPB +Spotted Redshank. imm.Spoonbill Thornham Marsh

Saturday 17th June 2017

Birding highlights today were a Grasshopper Warbler near the NWT entrance, a Cuckoo in the pines and 2 adult Med Gulls around the grazing marshes.

A spectacular moth catch today included 7 Red-necked Footmen, 2 Rosy Footmen, a Pretty Chalk Carpet, a Beautiful Hook-tip, 2 Small Elephant Hawk Moths, a Grass Rivulet and 2 Kent Black Arches, among 86 species.

Small Skipper and Ringlet butterflies were seen on the wing for the first time this summer, and a Four-spotted Chaser was around the pond.

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Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+3.Garganey 20+Spoonbills). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 11.05am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Seething still 10am
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls (all 1s) Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh. male Turtle Dove in car park still. Spoonbill flew west
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm 2mls north of Chedgrave over Langley Green by war memorial at 9.20am then drifted SE
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON fem y'day Breydon Water at South Wall by pumphouse briefly in morning

Friday 16th June 2017

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Highlights today were a Spoonbill on the marsh and on the sea a Fulmar, 10 Gannets, and 7 Black Terns reported passing west. A Cuckoo was around the east bank.

Moths included 2 Red-necked Footmen, a Kent Black Arches and a female Ghost Moth.

Wednesday 14th June 2017

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Norfolk 2.Red-veined Darter dragonflies Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Cley NWT still on Watling Water at c5pm
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still in car park. 5.Spoonbills still this a'noon
Norfolk Little Gull 1s y'day Cley NWT on Watling Water
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Seething still 9.10am
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills flew west over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 7.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+16.Spoonbills). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls (all 1s) Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 7.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males fem 4.young) y'day still Potter Heigham Marshes in evng (+15.Spoonbills 4.Garganey). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE

Tuesday 13th June 2017

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Norfolk 22.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide late morning +2.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Spoonbill imm Breydon Water at east end late a'noon
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Titchwell RSPB: 1.in car park still, 1.by Island Hide then flew to dunes. 3.Spoonbills flew west this a'noon
Norfolk Night Heron 1s y'day again Potter Heigham Marshes flew to heronry at 8.10pm. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no further sign of ad.Roseate Tern Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh by 10.33am
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Seething at 9.10am
Norfolk probable Honey Buzzard on Saturday flew over Sparham
Norfolk Roseate Tern ad Cley NWT east of north end of East Bank on Arnold's Marsh on central island at 9.40am with Sandwich Terns
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew east over Taverham at 9.08am
Norfolk Garganey drk Cley NWT east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine at 5am
Norfolk 7.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+3.Spoonbills still +3.Garganey). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls (all 1s) Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +Spoonbill flew west

Monday 12th June 2017

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Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarshNorfolk 7.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes at 10.30am (+13.Spoonbills still). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk Quail male singing Eccles at North Gap in field by parking area at 6.30am

Sunday 11th June 2017

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Norfolk Quail Waxham flew south from dunes c3/4ml south of beach track at 1.27pm +lost to view
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male Ormesby Little Broad still midday but no sign since
Norfolk no news on ad.White-winged Black Tern Winterton North Beach
Norfolk Garganey drk Cley NWT still east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk 7.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males fem 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes (+12.Spoonbills still). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE

Saturday 10th June 2017

A Red Kite drifted over Drove Orchards mid morning and 2 Spoonbills flew west past the NWT centre. On the sea 4 Eiders, 8 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, a Great Crested Grebe, 6 Little Terns, 31 Sandwich Terns, and 13 Common Terns were counted.

Moths included a Privet and an Elephant Hawk, another Red-necked Footman, and a Lyme Grass.

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Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad till 3.40pm Winterton North Beach at NW end of tern colony viewed from beach then flew out to sea +last observed offshore SE of colony tho distant
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 3.25pm Winterton North Beach at NW end of tern colony viewed from beach
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 3.10pm Winterton North Beach +showing well
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male Ormesby Little Broad still 2.15pm from platform on +off
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad again Winterton North Beach by Little Tern colony at 1.30pm
Norfolk Lesser Emperor dragonfly male Ormesby Little Broad still from platform
Norfolk 7.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males fem 4.young) still 10.30am Potter Heigham Marshes +1s.Night Heron flew over at c10.30am (+12.Spoonbills). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk 11.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes still +Garganey. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Honey Buzzard male over Wighton at 10.02am
Norfolk no sign of Quail Horsey
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Garganey drk Cley NWT still east of East Bank in grass at rear of The Serpentine
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 7.25am +2.Little Gulls

Friday 9th June 2017

Highlights included 12 Black-tailed Godwits, 9 Little Terns, 23 Sandwich Terns and 6 Common Terns passing offshore, and a Cuckoo was of note.

Moths included a Red-necked Footman and 2 Small Elephant Hawks, while butterflies included Painted Lady, Small Skipper and Small Heath.

Thursday 8th June 2017

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 Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 8.19pm +showing well
Norfolk Osprey near Ludham at How Hill NR at 12.55pm
Norfolk 7.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male 2.fems 4.young) still Potter Heigham Marshes on south side viewed from river bank at 7.40pm. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml TG.437.194 NR29 5JE
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.ads +4.young) still this evng Potter Heigham Marshes on south side viewed from river bank. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Cattle Egret still Potter Heigham Marshes by track at 6.20pm. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take Middle Wall footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still c5.55pm Winterton at North Beach
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB still
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew south over Felbrigg at 4pm
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 4.45pm Winterton at North Beach with Little Terns
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still in car park this a'noon +showing well
Norfolk Cattle Egret y'day again Potter Heigham Marshes (+2.Garganey 2.Spoonbills). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 3.45pm Winterton on North Beach with Little Terns
Norfolk Quail male singing Horsey in field west of 2nd set of steps south of east end of Nelson Head track this morning
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad again 2.45 - 2.55pm Winterton on North Beach with Little Terns then flew out to sea
Norfolk 6.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.ads +4.young) Potter Heigham Marshes on south side viewed from river bank. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad till c1.45pm Winterton on North Beach then flew south
Norfolk Red-necked Phal male still 1pm Welney WWT from Friends' Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Night Heron 1s just north of Potter Heigham Marshes by Weavers' Way flew NW from small wood at 9.15pm. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 1.27pm Winterton on North Beach with Little Terns
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing y'day still Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of Rush Hill Scrape hide (+Spoonbill). Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk E to church, N along Church Lane to bend then E, N thru wood +E NR29 5LW
Norfolk Little Stint y'day Potter Heigham Marshes still +Wood Sand still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad again 11.10am Winterton flew south past beach car park
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh at 10.15am
Norfolk Red-necked Phal male still Welney WWT from Friends' Hide at 9.43am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad between Winterton +Hemsby over sea then flew off
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine +Spoonbill then flew off

Wednesday 7th June 2017

A Spoonbill west over the grazing marsh was the best bird today, with a pair of Little Tern trying to feed over a more sheltered area of the Broadwater and a flock of around 40 Black-tailed Godwits, the only other birds of real note. A single Painted Lady and Red Admiral were also noted.

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank ad flew south past Hemsby mid morning
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls (all 1s) Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB

Tuesday 6th June 2017

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Norfolk 3.Little Gulls (all 1s) Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh this a'noon
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still field behind in car park at 6.30am
Norfolk possible Cattle Egret Attleborough flew south over A11 1/2ml SW of roundabout towards Eccles Road at 6.30am

Monday 5th June 2017

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Norfolk White Stork just north of Potter Heigham flew south over Church Lane at 11.20am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew west over Kelling Heath 11.20-11.25am
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Spoonbill. Turtle Dove still in car park
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Seething still

Sunday 4th June 2017

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Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way 50yds west of Rush Hill Scrape hide at 6.30pm. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, N along Church Lane to bend then E, N thru wood +E NR29 5LW
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Lakenheath Fen RSPB still north of river at 5.20pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret still 5pm Potter Heigham Marshes (+2.drk.Garganey 6.Spoonbills). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes still +Wood Sand. Use car park at Lathams and take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk BLACK KITE flew NW over Potter Heigham Marshes at 11.35am
Norfolk 2+Lesser Emperor dragonflies Whitlingham Great Broad: 1.at east end, 1+at south end opposite island
Norfolk Cattle Egret still Potter Heigham Marshes on last pool along access track. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB +Little Stint. Spoonbill flew east

Saturday 3rd June 2017

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Norfolk Turtle Dove, Spoonbill, 2 Garganey, 2 Red-crested Pochards at Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Norfolk Black-winged Stilt at Salthouse
Norfolk Black-winged Stilt at Cley NWT
Norfolk Cattle Egret, 12 Spoonbills at Potter Heigham
Norfolk Lesser Emperor Dragonfly at Ormesby Little Broad
Norfolk Serin between Weybourne and Sheringham
Norfolk 2 Crossbills east over South Wall at Breydon Water
Norfolk Black Redstart male at Gorleston-on-Sea
Norfolk Turtle Dove Kelling Heath late evening
Norfolk Little Gull 1s at Titchwell RSPB in evening

Friday 2nd June 2017

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Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing by Weavers' Way at Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk Continental Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Little Gulls, 3 Spoonbills at Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Little Gull 1s at Breydon Water
Norfolk Quail singing near Cley Spy, Glandford
Norfolk 8 Spoonbills, Common Crane, Garganey at Potter Heigham
Norfolk Savi's Warbler singing by Weavers' Way at Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk Lesser Emperor Dragonfly at Felbrigg Hall NT Lake
Norfolk Glossy Ibis flew SE past Sheringham
Norfolk Glossy Ibis, 2 Spoonbills at Cley NWT
Norfolk 8 Crossbills NW over Sidestrand
Norfolk Turtle Dove at Snettisham Coastal Park
Norfolk Little Stint at Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk White Stork at Potter Heigham

Thursday 1st June 2017

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Norfolk Quail male singing last night Repps in field SE of church
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON 1s.male between Weybourn +Sheringham flew SE towards Upper Sheringham at 7am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water still +2.Spoonbills still
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way 50yds west of Rush Hill Scrape hide at 9.05am
Norfolk Spoonbill flew east over Burnham Overy at 10.41am
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +Continental Black-tailed Godwit
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (both 1s) Great Cressingham in flooded pig field by A1065 junction

Wednesday 31st May 2017

Little of real note today, a Red Kite west over the grazing marsh the best bird of note. A good moth catch again over night produced over forty species, which included Scorched Wing, Coxcomb Prominent and Orange Footman.

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Norfolk BLACK KITE still 2.30pm west of Fakenham on Sculthorpe Airfield just north of A148 c1/2ml east of Docking road junction
Norfolk no news on Savi's Warbler Hickling Broad
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +Continental Black-tailed Godwit
Norfolk 4+BLACK-WINGED STILTS (male fem 2+young) Welney WWT on Lady Fen. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 11.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes still +2.Garganey (1.drk). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk BLACK KITE west of Fakenham again 10.10am north of B1454 over Sculthorpe Airfield
Norfolk BLACK KITE west of Fakenham flew NW over A148 just before B1454 Docking road junction at 9.45am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water still +2.Spoonbills
Norfolk 10+Spoonbills Brancaster flew east over saltmarsh at 8.50am
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing on Monday Sculthorpe Moor NR in nettles +willow scrub along River Wensum before scrape hides at 4.35pm

Tuesday 30th May 2017

Once again the Cuckoo was seen around the Broadwater, other birds seen included a male Bearded Tit, two Med Gulls and a male Stonechat. A reasonable moth catch resulted in 27 species recorded, the most numerous being Cinnabar with 23 caught.

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Norfolk BLACK KITE East Somerton flew south over church at 1.45pm
Norfolk no further sign of Greenish Warbler Blakeney Point at The Hood by 1.40pm
Norfolk Purple Heron east of Stiffkey flew south over A149 at 12.15pm but no sign since
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON male flew SE over Sheringham then east along ridge at Upper Sheringham at 12.36pm
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way 50yds west of Rush Hill Scrape hide 12.20pm. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, N along Church Lane to bend then E, N thru wood +E NR29 5LW
Norfolk no news on Greenish Warbler Blakeney Point at The Hood since 7.15am
Norfolk no sign of Cattle Egret Potter Heigham Marshes (but Little Stint Wood Sand 3.Garganey). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Purple Heron flew west over Weybourne at 8.55am (earlier flew east at 8.30am)
Norfolk 18.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes still 8.45am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Purple Heron flew west over Cley NWT at 9.02am
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER still Blakeney Point at The Hood at 7.15am
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine at 7.10am

Monday 29th May 2017


Humming-bird Hawk-moth - Holme Bird Obs, May 2017

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Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Holt Ctry Park in dead tree near entrance at 9am then flew north
Norfolk Cattle Egret still early evng Potter Heigham Marshes (+3.Little Stints still). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still late a'noon east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER still 3.40pm Blakeney Point in suaeda on west side of The Hood
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Beighton this a'noon
Norfolk Cattle Egret Potter Heigham Marshes mid a'noon. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way 50yds west of Rush Hill Scrape hide at 2.45pm. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, N along Church Lane to bend then E, N thru wood +E NR29 5LW
Norfolk Icterine Wblr still 10am Winterton South Dunes by flag but no further sign by c12.45pm
Norfolk 3.Little Stints Potter Heigham Marshes still +Wood Sand still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Honey Buzzard dark morph flew east over Sculthorpe Moor NR at 11.35am
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER Blakeney Point at The Hood
Norfolk 18.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still from East Bank at 10.20am
Norfolk Icterine Wblr Winterton South Dunes by flag
Norfolk Quail y'day Sheringham

Sunday 28th May 2017

Another relatively quiet day, birds of note included a Cuckoo spending most of the day around the reed beds at the edge of the Broadwater and a Turtle dove singing adjacent to the entrance track close to Redwell Marsh. Insects as expected have become more notable with Broad-bodied Chaser, Large Red and Azure Damselfly noted around the Observatory pond.

Broad-bodied Chaser - Holme Bird Obs, May 2017

Large Red Damselfly - Holme Bird Obs, May 2017

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Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew west over Kelling Heath at 11am
Norfolk Spoonbill imm flew east over Weybourne Camp at 10.09am
Norfolk 18.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes +3.Little Stints 4.Wood Sands drk.Garganey. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Osprey flew west over Cley at 10.52am
Norfolk Osprey flew west over Sheringham 10.25am- 10.35am +2.Spoonbills flew west
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still 9.30am north of Daukes' Hide towards sea wall TF.929.195
Norfolk Osprey flew SW over Overstrand at 9.54am
Norfolk Osprey Winterton viewed from Low Road +Turtle Dove singing
Norfolk Spoonbill flew east over Kelling Quags at 8.25am
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON male Salthouse flew over The Skirts at 7.40am then flew east
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON male Salthouse flew over The Skirts at 7.40am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard West Runton flew out to sea at 5.55am (Spoonbill flew east at 4.57am)
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT from East Bank at 5.46am

Saturday 27th May 2017

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Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail male Blakeney Bank 200yds west of chapel on north side of New Cut
Norfolk BEE-EATER Cley flew east over East Bank at 8.40am
Norfolk BEE-EATER flew east over Sheringham Bird Observatory at 9.13am
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at 9.05am
Norfolk 2.Little Stins cley NWT:1.on Simmond's Scrape, 1.Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Golden Oriole Winterton North Dunes by plantation briefly
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad by Weavers' Way
Norfolk Hooded Crow West Runton flew west along ridge at 9.38am
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER Cley NWT in reeds midway along East Bank at 11.05am then flew south c50yds +landed in reeds but no sign since
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Spoonbill Wells flew west past Pinewoods Campsite at 11.30am
Norfolk Little Stint Potter Heigham Marshes still
Norfolk 12. Spoonbills Potter Heighham Marshes still
Norfolk Montagu's Harrier reported Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew SE past tower hide at 2pm
Norfolk 3 Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 6.29pm
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB + 2.Spoonbills flew over
Norfolk little Gull 1s TItchwell RSPB again on freshmarsh this evng
Norfolk Spoonbill ad Burnham Overy Marsh

Friday 26th May 2017

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Norfolk 12.Common Cranes y'day Horsey Mere
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Gorleston on beach at 7.10am
Norfolk no news on Purple Heron Holme
Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme still
Norfolk Spoonbill ad Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 11.08am
Norfolk 2.Red-veined Darter Winterton on main double pool at 11.20am
Norfolk/Suffolk BLACK-WINGED STILT reported still Lakenheath Fen RSPB this morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Warham Greens in creek north of pits tho elusive
Norfolk 3+Red-veined Darter dragonflies Kelling Water Meadows along north side early a'noon
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water
Norfolk Little Sting Potter Heighham Marshes this a'noon +Wood Sand still
Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB still this a'noon
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape +ad.Spoonbill
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle just west of Ridlington flew over road this a'noon