Thursday 1st December 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes at Gunn Hill on beach 200yds W/of boardwalk late mrng but mobile.Use Burnham Overy c/pk then follow sea wall NE/for 1ml then turn w/ PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Possible Siberian Chiffchaff Titchwell RSPB this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose (2 Adult + 1 Juvenile) 2mls S/of Brancaster N/of Lugden Hill Farm at 10:30 with Pink-footed Geese PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Gap at E/end Norfolk 20 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1.5mls SSE/of Titchwell at Choseley in field W/of road to Thornham then flew towards Beacon Hill. Burnham Market PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Hawfinch Santon Warren midday at Field Barn + Common Crossbill IP27 0TS TL833873 Norfolk 10 Long-tailed Duck off Titchwell RSPB + 4 Velvet Scoter & Slavonian Grebe PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 47 Waxwing Costessey at 11:00 on Jerningham Road NR5 0RE TG182100
Norfolk Redhead Smew Snettisham RSPB from Shore Hide at 09:30 TF650328 Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water RSPB this mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on grazing meadow + 2 Jack Snipe PE31 8BB TF759436

Wednesday 30th November 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Staithe NNW/of Gun Hill late this a'noon on bushes to the left of path TF848457
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose Docking in field SW/of B1454 TF785409
Norfolk 4 Caspian Gull Cley NWT this a'noon on Simmond's Scrape + Water Pipit NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard near Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk Green-winged Teal Cley next the Sea on Simmond's Scrape at 15:50 + Caspian Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose Docking in field SW/of B1454 TF785409
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose Docking in field SW/of B1454 TF785409
Norfolk 32 Shorelark Holkham Bay + Red-necked Grebe, 4 Long-tailed Duck & 5 Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 3 Great White Egret Gapton Marshes in horse field at bottom of Harper's Lane at 08:50 Norfolk 17 Snow Bunting Winterton-on-Sea
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Holkham Bay offshore this a'noon + Red-necked Grebe & 11 Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Ludham at St.Benet's Abbey + 20 Bewick's Swan Norfolk 38 Waxwing Costessey on Jerningham Road NR5 0RG TG182100
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 7 Hawfinch Santon Warren at Field Barn opposite ride.24 at 10:00 IP27 0TS TL833873
Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Gramborough Hill on beach at 09:15 NR25 7XW TG085441
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB + 4 Scaup & 29 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB + 2 Scaup, 16 Long-tailed Duck & 10 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Swallow Horsey Gap this a'noon NR29 4EJ TG463241

Tuesday 29th November 2016

A rather quiet, clear and cold day. On the sea a count of 44 Great Crested Grebes was unusual, with six Red-throated Divers and seven Red-breasted Mergansers also noted. On the reserve a male Stonechat was along the east bank and a count of the Gadwall on the Broadwater revealed there are at least 145 birds present.

Monday 28th November 2016

A pleasant day, clear and sunny. Highlights included a Spotted Redshank on Lavender Marsh, Peregrine, Kingfisher and Stonechat on the reserve and on the sea a short sea watch produced 20 Common Scoter,  eight Goldeneye, four Red-breasted Mergansers and an Eider.

Norfolk No Sign of Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) 2mls SE/of Docking mid a/noon at Docking Common in SW/of B1454 with Pink-footed Geese but 5 Tundra Bean Goose & 3 Eurasian White-fronted Goose present TF785409
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose 2mls SE/of Docking 11:45 at Docking Common in SW/of B1454 with Pink-footed Geese TF785409
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 11:45 in hedgerow 400yds S/of barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Blakeney Freshmarsh 15:00 to 15:20 then flew to Blakeney Harbour Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull (yellow ringed) Sidestrand this mrng on beach NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB at 12:35 W/of beach path PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Gapton Marshes this a/noon in horse field at bottom of Harper's Lane
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Gapton Marshes in horse paddock at bottom of Harper's Lane early mrng Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs but mobile

Sunday 27th November 2016

Highlights today were 2 Long-tailed Ducks on the sea, 4 Red-throated Divers, a Spotted Redshank at Thornham, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Rock Pipits, 2 Twite and 15 Linnets also at Thornham.

Saturday 26th November 2016

Highlights were 2 Long-tailed Ducks and 2 Red-throated Divers on the sea, a Barn Owl and a Short-eared Owl hunting near the village hides in the evening, a male Stonechat in the dunes, and single Siskin, Redpoll, Brambling and Lapland Bunting recorded flying over during the day.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose Burnham Market along Ringstead Rd at 14:00 + 6 Tundra Bean Goose TF823408
Norfolk No Further Sign of Coues's Arctic Redpoll Salthouse by Little Eye with by early a/noon NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Gapton Marshes this a/noon in horse field at bottom of Harper's Lane
Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Hockwold Washes IP26 4LQ TL727882
Norfolk 4 Shorelark Salthouse + 6 Lapland Bunting NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 6 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB from C'park at 11:30 NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Gapton Marshes at bottom of Harper's Lane in horse field at 10:40
Norfolk 6 Shorelark Winterton-on-Sea in beach c/pk then flew/N + Scaup & 5 Velvet Scoter
Norfolk 2 Cattle Egret Gapton Marshes in horse field at 10;05 at bottom of Harper's Lane
Norfolk 2 Shorelark Brancaster PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Gapton Marshes flew off at 09:25
Norfolk 15 Twite Salthouse this mrng NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Nunnery Lakes this mrng IP24 2YW TL873822
Norfolk 21 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes at North Beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 7 Snow Bunting Horsey this mrng NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Hickling NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in roost NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Stiffkey at 15:15 + Spoonbill NR23 1QL TF975431
Norfolk 4 Snow Bunting Winterton on beach this a'noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew over Brancaster mid a'noon + 5 Scaup, 2 Great Northern Diver, 28 Long-tailed Duck & 9 Velvet Scoter PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk Eurasian White-fronted Goose Docking just N/of Docking this a'noon TF785409
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on the sea this a/noon + Slavonian Grebe & 3 Great Northern Diver PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Ormesby Little Broad at 13:45 from viewing platform but distant TG462139 Norfolk 7 Waxwing Norwich at 13:35 near Gypsy Lane NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck flew past Sheringham this mrng + Velvet Scoter NR26 8BQ TG159435 Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Cley NWT at 13:15 from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 25 Waxwing Costessey at 13:00 on Jerningham Road NR5 0RG TG182100
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Cley NWT on Watling Water from Babcock Hide + Water Pipit NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Burnham Overy Dunes off Gun Hill + Great Northern Diver & 20 Velvet Scoter PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Salthouse opposite Dun Cow late mrng NR25 7XW TG082443 Norfolk Scaup Titchwell RSPB on the sea at 10:25 + 20 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB on the sea PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 7 Hawfinch Santon Warren at Field Barn opposite ride.24 early mrng IP27 0TS TL833873 Norfolk 23 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB on the sea + 7 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter flew N/past Gorleston-on-Sea by 08:00 NR31 6PL TG532036
Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG085441
Norfolk 31 Waxwing Costessey on Jerningham Road NR5 0RG

ATTENTION ALL CHRISTMAS BAKERS!!

Drove Orchards is stocking it's luxury mincemeat again this winter, back by popular demand. A 1lb jar costs £4.50 and is available with cherries or with brandy. Both can now be found in the farm shop, well worth it for delicious mince pies this Christmas.

Friday 25th November 2016

A pleasant sunny day with a light easterly breeze, seawatching produced 2 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, and a Great Northern Diver. Two Short-eared Owls flew over the car park hide and a male Stonechat was in the dunes. Norfolk Coues's Arctic Redpoll Salthouse mid a/noon just W/of Little Eye then flew towards village NR25 7XW TG082443

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest + 3 Short-eared Owl & 4 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TG457011
Norfolk 3 Little Auk past Hemsby in 7.5hrs + Pomarine Skua, 2 Scaup & 2 Velvet Scoter NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Gapton Marshes at 12:45 in cattle field
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Shorelark Salthouse NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 16 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198 Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Salthouse late a/noon 500yds E/of Beach Road c/pk at Grmborough Hill NR25 7XW TG082443 Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 13:25 NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 2 Female Scaup PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose N/of Docking in beet field by road to Brancaster at 11:15 with Pink-footed Geese TF785409
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Overstrand on groynes opposite beach huts NR27 0PF TG246410
Norfolk 6 Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB early mrng + 15 Long-tailed Duck & 2 Scaup PE31 8BB TF759436

Thursday 24th November 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Possible Arctic Redpoll Reported Salthouse just W/of Little Eye with Linnets but mobile NR25 7XW TG082443 Norfolk 9 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap on saltmarsh
Norfolk Possible 2 Bean Goose E/of Snettisham Village on N/side of Bircham Road this a/noon with Pink-footed Geese + Pale-bellied Brent Goose & 2 White-fronted Goose TF650328
Norfolk Cattle Egret Gapton Marshes this a/noon in field with cattle
Norfolk 3 Shorelark Salhouse just W/of Little Eye at 12:40
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest TG457011 Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT at 08:15 on Arnold's Marsh + Red-necked Grebe NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 15 Waxwing Costessey on Jermingham Road this mrng NR5 0RE TG182100
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Reception Hide late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 21 Long-tailed Duck off Brancaster this a/noon + 7 Velvet Scoter & 3 Great Northern Diver PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Salthouse 500yds E/of Beach Road on E/side of Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Female Scaup Snettisham RSPB TF650328 Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Cley NWT on Watling Water from babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Drake Velvet Scoter off Gorleston-on-Sea at midday NR31 6PL TG532036
Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham on buildings in c/pk on Holway Road by Sheringham Community Centre at 11:45 NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe off Titchwell RSPB + 3 Great Northern Diver PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 3 Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB + 2 Scaup & 3 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436

Wednesday 23rd November 2016

The highlight today was a very unexpected Dusky Warbler trapped and ringed at midday. On the sea 30 Common and 3 Velvet Scoters were of note together with 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, Red-throated and Great Northern Divers, 8 Great Crested Grebes, a Great Skua and a Razorbill. A Stonechat was also of note.

 
Dusky Warbler photo by Peter Bangs

Tuesday 22nd November 2016

A windy and wet day allowed for only limited coverage; a Short-eared Owl was seen along the entrance track in the morning with Barn and Tawny Owls also noted in the afternoon. Six Song Thrushes were in the buckthorn late afternoon, a Siskin was heard in the car park and a Red-breasted Merganser was noted passing west offshore.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 3 Little Auk flew past Hemsby + 9 Velvet Scoter, Great Northern Diver & 2 Scaup NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Gapton Marshes in horse field at bottom of Harper's Lane
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Docking at 15:00 with pink footed TF785409
Norfolk Probable 15 Taiga Bean Goose Reported Buckenham Marshes RSPB tho distant at 14:06 + 30 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh Norfolk Great White Egret flew/S over Colney GPs at 11:30 towards Bowthorpe Marsh
Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose Syderstone in sugar beet field with pink-footed TF838336 Norfolk 12 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach + Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB on the sea PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 8 Waxwing Bowthorpe at Chapel Break Rd at 14:40
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 70 Waxwing Bowthorpe Marsh flew off from Tole Junction
Norfolk 6 Snow Bunting Cley NWT at 13:01 between Eye Field & beach NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 20 Waxwing Bowthorpe a Chapel Break this a/noon
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Ormesby Broad early a'noon from viewing platform tho distant NR29 3LS TG463152
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB + 30 Long-tailed Duck, 10 Velvet Scoter & Scaup PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter Winterton-on-Sea + Snow Bunting Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Ormesby Little Broad at 09:57 TG462139
Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Cley NWT on Watling Water from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441

Monday 21st November 2016

A grim day with rain throughout, highlights were 3 Red-throated Divers and 7 Gannets on the sea, and at the NWT village hides a Jack Snipe and 2 Bearded Tits were of interest.

Saturday 19th November 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose Docking 1ml N/of Docking. E/of Chosely Rd with pink footed TF785409
Norfolk White-billed Diver flew W/past Titchwell RSPB at 10:33 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose Docking at 10:05 c1ml N/of Docking & E/of Choseley road with Pink-footed Geese + 4 Bean Goose TF785409
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose Docking at 09:30 in stubble field then flew/W with Pink-footed Geese TF785409
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard at Ken Hill Snettisham on grazing marsh at 11:00 TF650328
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439 Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Cley next the Sea on Simmond's Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island + Hen Harrier in Waveney Forest & 3 Short-eared Owl TG457011
Norfolk 9 Common Crane Hickling Broad NWT at Stubb Mill + 2 Hen Harrier NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk Little Auk Hemsby on sea briefly late mrng + 8 Velvet Scoter NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk 20 Shorelark Blakeney Point by wooden hut + 70 Snow Bunting NR25 7DJ TG007464 Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT at 11:50 on pools at n/end of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 32 Lapland Bunting Reported just S/of Gramborough Hill in fields & on shingle NR25 7XW TG085441
Norfolk 11 Shorelark Salthouse at 10:00 just W/of Little Eye NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on pools at N/end of East Bank + 19 Snow Bunting on shingle E/of Arnold's Marsh & Long-tailed Duck from Babcock Hide on Watling Water NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 8 Shorelark Salthouse at Little Eye at 08:40 + 20 Snow Bunting & 15 Twite NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Velvet Scoter flew NW/past Sidestrand NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Rockland Broad early evng NR14 7HP TG328047
Norfolk 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT at 16:15
Norfolk 8 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB + 12 Long-tailed Duck, Water Pipit & Hen Harrier PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Scaup Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 12 Velvet Scoter Brancaster + 6 Long-tailed Duck late mrng PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk 4 Hawfinch Stanton Warren in lime at Field Barn opposite ride.24 at 14:20
Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Hunstanton at 11:00 near Pier amusements at high tide PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk 28 Waxwing Bowthorpe Marsh at 13:50 on Charles Watling Way
Norfolk 40 Waxwing Norwich at Jenny Lind Park this mrng NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Beeston Common along main East path then flew/N NR26 8RX TG165425
Norfolk 5 Velvet Scoter Hopton-on-Sea NR31 9SE TM535997
Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Warham Greens (2 males) mid mrng NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth at outer harbour on mound viewed from Gorleston pier at 07:35 NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 6 Waxwing Bowthorpe between Chapel Break Road & Barnard Road

Friday 18th November 2016

A beautiful sunny day with a strong westerly breeze, highlights were an immature Whooper Swan over west, 45 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, and 5 Red-throated Divers offshore, Barn Owl and Peregrine hunting, at least 15 Twite with Linnets around the saltmarsh at Thornham, and 2 Stonechats along the sea wall to the east.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) between Burnham Market & Docking this a/noon in stubble field with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) S/of Titchwell at 11:00 S/of Choseley crossroads in sugar beet field E/of B1153 Mill Road with Pink-footed Geese + Tundra Bean Goose TF776403 Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) 2mls SSE/of Brancaster this mrng 2/3ml N/of Sunderland Farm in field S/of crossroads with Pink-footed Geese PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk 34 Shorelark Holkham Gap at midday
Norfolk Shorelark W/over Sheringham + Red-necked Grebe past E/ NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Thetford at Nunnery Lakes at 08:30 IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk 14 Shorelark Salthouse at Little Eye NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 6 Waxwing S/over Hunstanton Cliffs between 07:15 & 08:15 PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Titchwell RSPB at 14:00 + 5 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 30 Waxwing Norwich at Jenny Lind Park this mrng NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 3 Male Hen Harrier Warham Greens in roost this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk 19 Long-tailed Duck off Titchwell RSPB + 12 Velvet Scoter, Red-necked Grebe & Slavonian Grebe PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 16 Waxwing Norwich at Bowthorpe between Chapel Break Road & Barnard Road late mrng Norfolk Waxwing Wiveton S/past church at 07:45 NR25 7TG TG040434 Norfolk 4 Velvet Scoter off Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Heacham at 09:15 in garden on Lamsey Lane then flew S/ PE31 7AX TF663376 Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946

Thursday 17th November 2016

A day of rough weather with rain arriving at lunch time. A huge count of Teal on the Broadwater (over 1000) was brought to notice by a passing ring-tail Hen Harrier which drifted east along the southern edge during the morning.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) 2mls SSE/of Brancaster 2/3ml N/of Sunderland Farm in field S/of crossroads at 12:20 with Pink-footed Geese PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk 9 Lapland Bunting over Sheringham + 7 Little Gull past/E & 2 Velvet Scoter NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Gorleston-on-Sea on seafront NR31 6PL TG532036
Norfolk 20 Shorelark Salthouse at Little Eye late mrng NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Cattle Egret Bradwell at Gapton Marshes in cattle field at 07:44
Norfolk 10 Long-tailed Duck off Titchwell RSPB + Scaup, 10 Velvet Scoter & 10 Twite in Thornham Harbour PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on shingle bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Hooded Crow 1/2ml W/of Aylmerton by A148 near St.Andrews School this a/noon
Norfolk 25 Waxwing Norwich over Portland Street this a/noon NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 40 Waxwing Bowthorpe between Chapel Break Road & Barnard Road
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 2 Hen Harrier & 4 Velvet Scoter offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 7 Velvet Scoter off Hopton-on-Sea NR31 9SE TM535997
Norfolk Hen Harrier Haddiscoe Island TG457011 Norfolk Drake Scaup 4mls SE/of King's Lynn at Foster's End GP PE30 2QA TF631204
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Cley NWT on Watling Water from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 10 Waxwing
Norwich at Institute of Food Research by reception at 11:00 NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 10 Waxwing Norwich at Jenny Lind Park at 10;25 NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk Water Pipit Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 10:35 from hide NR13 4HW TG351056

Thursday 17th November 2016

A day of rough weather with rain arriving at lunch time. A huge count of Teal on the Broadwater (over 1000) was brought to notice by a passing ring-tail Hen Harrier which drifted east along the southern edge during the morning.

Wednesday 16th November 2016

Highlights today were a Great Northern Diver, 5 Velvet Scoters and a Long-tailed Duck on the sea, while at the Obs a Merlin was hunting over the marsh.

Sunday 13th November 2016

A beautiful day with light northerly winds. There was no further sign of the Long-tailed Duck on the Broadwater, but a Short-eared Owl was hunting on the NWT reserve, 2 Bearded Tits were in the reeds near the Obs, 2 Cetti's Warblers were noted, a female Blackcap was in the scrub, over 800 Starlings including the 'white one' were out on the marshes for most of the day, 250+ Fieldfares passed over west, and 2 Stonechats were along Thornham Bank.

A Peacock butterfly, Silver Y moth and a Common Darter were all on the wing in the sunshine.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose between docking field & Burnham Market at 14:45 + 3500 Pink-footed Goose TF823408
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh briefly at 13:00 NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Burgh Castle off Back Lane in horse field by track at 15:27 TG476049 Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Breydon Water at 14:00 at South Wall marshes SW/of pumphouse NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 2 Little Auk flew past Cley NWT between 10:00 & 12:30 + Black-throated Diver & 8 Snow Bunting NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Shorelark flew E/over Burnham Overy + 2 Twite & 2 Water Pipit PE31 8JJ TF853449 Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grime's Graves this mrng + 10 Hawfinch TL815900
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Breydon Water by metal hut on track to South Wall pumphouse NR31 9QB TG464048 Norfolk Great White Egret Grime's Graves this mrng + 10 Hawfinch TL815900
Norfolk 35 Shorelark Holkham Bay at 12:17 NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk No Sign of Cattle Egret Breydon Water late mrng + 4 Snow Bunting NR31 9QB TG464048 Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island mid mrng TG457011
Norfolk 17 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap at 11:25 + 2 Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Snettisham at 10:51 near Ken Hill Wood TF650328
Norfolk 2 Cattle Egret Breydon Water in field with horses NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs but mobile Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NWT in field opposite pony field at 11:30
Norfolk 5 Short-eared Owl Haddiscoe Island at 15:30 + 4 Short-eared Owl at Haddiscoe Marshes TG457011
Norfolk 5 Hen Harrier Warham Greens late a/noon NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Water Pipit Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 12:30 from hide then flew to flood NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Warham Greens again late a'noon NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Whitlingham CP still on great broad mid a'noon
Norfolk 86 Snow Bunting Blakeney Point + Purple Sandpiper NR25 7DJ TG007464
Norfolk Velvet Scoter flew W/past Sidestrand at 07:50 NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB at 13:56 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Water Pipit Cley next the Sea on Whitwell Scrape at 12:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Waxwing Winterton-on-Sea this mrng Norfolk 9 Waxwing Norwich + 10 Waxwing NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform TG462139
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB on the sea PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Martham again at Flegg High School NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + AD Yellow-legged Gull from Island Hide & 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose flew W/over v/c PE31 8BB TF759436

Saturday 12th November 2016

A wash-out overall, nevertheless a single Waxwing was opposite the entrance to Redwell Marsh this morning, and a female Long-tailed Duck was asleep on the Broadwater most of the afternoon.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes on beach NE/of Gun Hill at 14:15 + Short-eared Owl PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 70 Shorelark Holkham Bay on saltmarsh NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew over Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Caspian Gull Cley next the Sea this evng on simmonds Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose Kelling between here & Salthouse NR25 7ED TG095436
Norfolk White-fronted Goose Titchwell RSPB + Long-tailed Duck & 2 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Waxwing Holme next the Sea opposite entrance this mrng + Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Warham Greens at 16:15 NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water this a'noon NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Castle Acre then flew W/at 11:00 Norfolk Ring Ouzel Morston by A149 at 16:10 NR25 7DJ TG011444
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Whitlingham CP on Great Broad SE/ of island
Norfolk Hooded Crow W/of Aylmerton by A148 mid a'noon
Norfolk Waxwing Martham at 13:40 at Flegg High School entrance NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter flew past Sheringham early mrng NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 3 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 2 Jack Snipe PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Martham at 10:25 at Flegg High School NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Whitlingham CP at 09:10 SE/of island
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Martham at Flegg High School entrance this mrng NR29 4DJ TG459202

Friday 11th November 2016

A beautiful day with plenty of sunshine and light winds, highlights were 15 Eiders, 120 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 2 Gannets and a Razorbill on the sea, 2 Water Rails calling, 5+ Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Bearded Tits, a female Blackcap, 2 Waxwings near the NOA car park, 2 Stonechats along the east bank, 5 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings and 2 Siskins.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes at 15:25 on beach NE/of Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 62 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap on saltmarsh
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton S/along beach at 14:45 + Black-throated Diver S/past at !4:35 NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Great White Egret Haddiscoe Island + Male Hen Harrier at Fritton Marsh TG457011 Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh viewed from A149 NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs Norfolk 53 Shorelark E/of Holkham Bay at 09:45 + Jack Snipe NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Holme NOA by c/pk TF717450
Norfolk 11 Waxwing Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park in c/pk NR21 0LN TF949290
Norfolk 6 Waxwing UEA Broad over medical center this mrng
Norfolk 7 White-fronted Goose Titchwell RSPB + 2 Water Pipit, 2 Long-tailed Duck & 2 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 23 Twite Thornham Harbour on saltmarsh at seaward end of Staithe Lane TF728441 TF728441
Norfolk 3 Waxwing over Titchwell RSPB at 12:25 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 12 Waxwing Costessey in gardens at St.Walstans Close
Norfolk Firecrest Waxham 200yds N/of pipe dump in willows W/of dunes NR12 0DZ TG440261 Norfolk 3 Waxwing Norwich 10;00 at Thickthorn in park & ride c/pk NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 8 Waxwing Holt off A148 by Kerridge Way opposite Budgens junction NR25 6SP TG082375
Norfolk 3 Little Gull past Sheringham between 07:00 & 09:00 + Short-eared Owl NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Whitlingham CP at 08:42 on Great Broad E/of island
Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Blakeney Point on shingle W/of Halfway House NR25 7DJ TG007464

Thursday 10th November 2016

A cold and rather quiet day, a single Waxwing flew over the Obs south-east, and offshore 3 Velvet Scoter were recorded together with 615 Common Scoters, 7 Gannets, and 5 Great Crested Grebes. Two Common Buzzards flew breathtakingly close to the viewing platform.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes near Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 11 Common Crane Hickling Broad NWT at 16:30 in Stubb Mill Roost NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk Lapland Bunting over Burnham Overy Dunes PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Great White Egret Haddiscoe Island on SE/side TG457011
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Park 15:00 at N/end of lake + AD Drake Red-crested Pochard NR23 1RN
Norfolk Lapland Bunting S/over Hunstanton Cliffs at 08:25 PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Little Auk Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh then flew towards sea + 12 Snow Bunting on beach off end of main path PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 75 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap + 2 Lapland Bunting
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Snettisham Village on S/side of Ken Hill Wood in birches at 11:30. Access 50yds SW/of layby on Common Road TF650328
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs on main pit at 09:30 but mobile
Norfolk Snow Bunting Sidestrand early mrng NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour TF728441 TF728441
Norfolk 8 Waxwing Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park in c/pk late mrng NR21 0LN TF949290
Norfolk 38 Waxwing W/over Titchwell RSPB + Scaup offshore, & 2 Velvet Scoter, 4 Hen Harrier (2 Male + 2 Ringtail) in roost at Warham Greens this evng + Short-eared Owl, 2 Bewick's Swan over W/ PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 15 Waxwing Hunstanton 15:30 in paddocks at South Beach PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk 6 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR flew W/along beach towards Gore Point at 13:00 Norfolk Velvet Scoter Whitlingham CP at 14:00 on Great Broad E/of hide
Norfolk Adult Pale-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT in Eye Field NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 7 Long-tailed Duck Holkham Bay NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 7 White-fronted Goose Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 6 Waxwing S/over Snettisham Coastal Park TF648335
Norfolk Black-throated Diver E/past Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Blakeney Freshmarsh
Norfolk 8 Waxwing Holt off A148 by Valley Lane opposite Budgens junction NR25 6SP TG082375 Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl just W/of Cley coastgurads NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk White-fronted Goose Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham by The Funky Mackeral Cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 13 Snow Bunting Horsey Gap NR29 4EJ TG463241
Norfolk 3 Waxwing Martham at 07:50 on berries by school entrance NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk Scaup off Titchwell RSPB + 3 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

Wednesday 9th November 2016

Highlights today were a Long-tailed Duck on the sea, a Cetti's Warbler singing on the reserve, 6 Waxwings near the toilet block at the west end of Broadwater Road, 150 Blackbirds, 70 Fieldfares, a single Brambling and a single Crossbill over.

Tuesday 8th November 2016

A quieter day with a few good highlights; a total of 3 Woodcocks, a Merlin, a Peregrine, a Bearded Tit trapped and ringed, a Cetti's Warbler, the Lesser Whitethroat was still present, 40 Waxwings were at the west end of Broadwater Road and a single Brambling was hopping about near the Obs.

Monday 7th November 2016

Another day of northerlies with seawatching producing 250 Brent Geese, 3 Shelduck, 63 Eiders, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 250 Common Scoters, 1 Velvet Scoter, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 1 Fulmar, 18 Gannets, 10 Great Crested Grebes, a Purple Sandpiper west along the shore, single Pom and Arctic Skuas, a Little Auk, 3 Guillemots, and 15 Kittiwakes recorded. Many of the Waxwings looked to have moved on but at least one was still around the NWT reserve though mobile.

Two Common Darters appeared in the sunshine during the afternoon

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes at 11:00 on S/side of Gun Hill near ruin PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 2 Little Auk off Weybourne + Slavonian Grebe NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk 4 Little Auk nW/past Sidestrand between 07:15 & 10:00 + Pomarine Skua & Drake Scaup NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk 6 Little Auk past Cromer NR27 9HE TG219423
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide NR23 1RN TF888439 Norfolk 5 Little Auk W/past Sheringham + Pomarine Skua past E/ NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Little Auk Weybourne in 2hrs this a/noon + Long-tailed Duck NR25 7SR TG111435 Norfolk Little Auk Titchwell RSPB on road then released offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Little Auk past Holme NOA + Pomarine Skua, Arctic Skua, 3 Long-tailed Duck, Velvet Scoter & Red-throated Diver also a Waxwing by NWT reserve TF717450
Norfolk 70 Shorelark Holkham Bay + Long-tailed Duck, 5 Velvet Scoter, 6 Bonxie & Waxwing at N/end of Lady Anne's Drive this a/noon NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 60 Shorelark at NE/end of Holkham Gap at 10:05
Norfolk 2 Little Auk past Winterton + 2 Sooty Shearwater & Scaup NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 4 Little Auk past Scratby
Norfolk Little Auk W/past Overstrand by 10:00 + Pomarine Skua & Scaup NR27 0PF TG246410 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull W/past Cley Beach c/pk between 09:00 & 10:00 + 3 Little Auk NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 4 Little Auk past Sheringham + Velvet Scoter, 2 Long-tailed Duck & 10 Little Gull NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Pomarine Skua W/past Trimingham between 07:30 & 09:00 + 3 Little Auk NR11 8EG TG279388
Norfolk 2 Little Auk W/past Cley Beach c/pk by 08:00 + Velvet Scoter, 4 Long-tailed Duck & 10 Little Gull NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Waxwing Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 09:00 in trees by feeders NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk Waxwing Holkham Pines at W/end + Firecrest
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose N/of Holkham Gap + 2 Mealy Redpoll holkham Pines by Meals House
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck past Winterton this a/noon + Velvet Scoter NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 5 Waxwing Great Yarmouth on Blackfriars Road opposite flats in trees on green by town wall at 15:15 NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk Waxwing Sheringham in garden this a/noon NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 4 Purple Sandpiper 1/2ml S/of Waxham on rock groynes + 10 Snow Bunting thru N/ NR12 0DZ TG440261
Norfolk 10 Waxwing Holt at 14:15 by junction of A148 & Kerridge Way showing well NR25 6SP TG082375
Norfolk Waxwing Holme Dunes NNR at 12:40 but mobile
Norfolk 9 Waxwing Ingoldsthorpe at top of Hill Road at 11:45
Norfolk 3 Waxwing over Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Ranworth Broad NWT NR13 6HS TG358151
Norfolk 6 Waxwing Holt by junction of A148 & Valley Lane at 09:20 NR25 6SP TG082375

Sunday 6th November 2016

Strong northerlies dominated again today, with seawatching highlights including 2 Eiders, 328 Common Scoters, 2 Velvet Scoters, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Red-throated Divers, 245 Gannets, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Slavonian Grebes, 40 Great Skuas, 7 Little Auks, single Sandwich and Arctic Terns. Also of note were 6 Snipe, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, a Peregrine, 20 Twite with approx. 100 Linnets at Thonrham Harbour, and a Lesser Whitethroat was still active along the east bank near the Observatory. At least 20 Waxwings were still at the west end of Broadwater Road, but mobile.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill at 12:50 PE31 8JJ TF879455 Norfolk 20 Little Auk flew past Winterton-on-Sea + Velvet Scoter late a'noon
Norfolk 12 Common Crane 1ml N/of Horsey Mill in field by AB1159 at 16:00
Norfolk 2 Little Auk flew past Salthouse + 2 Pomarine Skua NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 4 Little Auk flew past Holme next the Sea at 11:00 + 41 Bonxie
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew past Winterton-on-Sea this a/noon + 3 Little Auk, 2 Sooty Shearwater & 4 Little Gull Norfolk 2 Pomarine Skua flew past Blakeney Point at 12:15 NR25 7DJ TG007464 Norfolk Little Auk flew W/past Sheringham at 15:30 NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 5 Sabine's Gull flew past beach c'park Holkham Bay + Glaucous Gull, 3 Pomarine Skua & 4 Sooty Shearwater NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 2 Little Auk flew past beach c'park Cley next the Sea + 2 Sooty Shearwater & 30 Bonxie NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Glaucous Gull Cley next the Sea + Little Auk, Pomarine Skua, Sooty Shearwater & 3 Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck & Red-necked Grebe NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 3 Little Auk Holme Dunes by 11:00 + 2 Velvet Scoter & 38 Bonxie
Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Limpenhoe in garden of Cherry Tree Cottage at 14:08 Norfolk 80 Shorelark Reported Holkham Gap at 13:04 + 2 Water Pipit, 2 Sabine's Gull, 3 Long-tailed Duck & 3 Velvet Scoter
Norfolk 74 Shorelark Holkham Gap this a/noon
Norfolk 8 Little Auk Reported flew past Sheringham + 3 Velvet Scoter NR26 8BQ TG159435 Norfolk Little Auk flew past Holkham Gap at 10:15 + Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew W/past Cromer at 10:50 NR27 9HE TG219423 Norfolk Little Auk Titchwell RSPB between 07:00 & 09:30 + Long-tailed Duck, Great Northern Diver, Arctic Tern & 4 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew past Sheringham between 07:00 & 09:00 + 4 Little Auk, Black-throated Diver, Short-eared Owl & 2 Long-tailed Duck NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Little Auk flew W/past Overstrand by 09:15 + Long-tailed Duck, Shag & Purple Sandpiper near beach huts NR27 0PF TG246410
Norfolk 2 Little Auk flew W/past Cromer by 09:15 + 2 Long-tailed Duck & Velvet Scoter NR27 9HE TG219423
Norfolk 68 Shorelark on saltmarsh Holkham Bay NR23 1RJ TF892458

Sunday 6th November 2016

Strong northerlies dominated again today, with seawatching highlights including 2 Eiders, 328 Common Scoters, 2 Velvet Scoters, 1 Goldeneye, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Red-throated Divers, 245 Gannets, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Slavonian Grebes, 40 Great Skuas, 7 Little Auks, single Sandwich and Arctic Terns. Also of note were 6 Snipe, 9 Black-tailed Godwits, a Peregrine, 20 Twite with approx. 100 Linnets at Thonrham Harbour, and a Lesser Whitethroat was still active along the east bank near the Observatory. At least 20 Waxwings were still at the west end of Broadwater Road, but mobile.

Saturday 5th November 2016

Strong winds from the north west dominated today's bird activity, with seawatching producing a drake Eider, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 600 Common and 1 Velvet Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Fulmars, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 158 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes, a Slavonian Grebe, 6 Arctic Skuas, 31 Great Skuas, 1 Little Auk, 1 Arctic Tern, 15 Kittiwakes and 5 Little Gulls. Also noted were a Short-eared Owl in off the sea and many Woodcock arriving, with at least 7 recorded either coming in or being flushed from various locations. A Jack Snipe was feeding in front of the second of the village hides, showing well at times. Waxwings continued to feed around the west end of Broadwater Road with 80+ birds recorded during the day.

Norfolk New from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear CORRECTION: Burnham Overy Dunes (not Isabelline Shrike) showing well just S/of Gun Hill at 13:05 PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 3 Pomarine Skua flew E/past Sheringham between 06:30&12:30 + 29 Little Gull, 2 Long-tailed Duck & 4 Velvet Scoter NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Pomarine Skua flew past Titchwell RSPB + Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Tern, Great Northern Diver & 3 Little Gull & 3 Velvet Scoter between 11:00 & 14:00 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Black Brant Burnham Overy Staithe at 11:00 in field TF848457
Norfolk Possible Rough-legged Buzzard Reported between Choseley & Docking by road TF785409 Norfolk 68 Shorelark on saltmarsh E/of Holkham Gap at 14:00
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide at 13:44 NR23 1RN TF888439 Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Limpenhoe at 15:00 at S/end of Well Cherry Road in garden of Cherry Tree Cottage.
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew W/past Cley Beach c/pk at 12:34 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 3 Little Auk Hunstanton + Sooty Shearwater, 34 Bonxie, Arctic Tern, Long-tailed Duck & 4 Scaup PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Cattle Egret Salthouse at the Point NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 68 Shorelark Holkham Gap at E/end of Saltmarsh Norfolk 2 Little Auk flew E/past Cley next the Sea by 08:15 + 3 Long-tailed Duck NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Limpenhoe this mrng at S/end of Well Cherry Road in garden of Cherry Tree Cottage.
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew W/past Cley Beach c/pk at 12:34 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 3 Little Auk Hunstanton + Sooty Shearwater, 34 Bonxie, Arctic Tern, Long-tailed Duck & 4 Scaup PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Cattle Egret Salthouse at the Point NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 68 Shorelark Holkham Gap at E/end of Saltmarsh Norfolk 2 Little Auk flew E/past Cley next the Sea by 08:15 + 3 Long-tailed Duck NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Limpenhoe this mrng at S/end of Well Cherry Road in garden of Cherry Tree Cottage.
Norfolk Probable Rough-legged Buzzard Reported Docking flushed from roadside between here and Choseley TF785409

Friday 4th November 2016

A quieter day with light rain and a westerly breeze. The highlight was up to 120 Waxwings in the area between Redwell hide and Beach Road. At the Obs a Lesser Whitethroat was still along the east bank, and on the sea a Long-tailed Duck and a Slavonian Grebe were of note, with 2 Stonechats still around the Broadwater.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes 11:15 at Gun Hill + AD Black Brant on grazing marsh & Great White Egret PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Little Auk off Sheringham on sea at 10:10 NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy from c/pk in field E/of Embankment PE31 8JJ TF853449 Norfolk Little Auk Weybourne on sea late a/noon NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Limpenhoe till late a/noon at S/end of Well Cherry Road in garden of Cherry Tree Cottage then flew towards Cantley
Norfolk Little Auk past Holme NOA + Long-tailed Duck & Arctic Tern TF717450
Norfolk 65 Shorelark Holkham Freshmarsh + Great White Egret on freshmarsh fro Washington Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Little Auk W/past Titchwell RSPB late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Swanton Novers at 09:40 near church but no sign since TG010302 Norfolk 27 Waxwing Holt at 15:30 on Pearsons Road opposite entrance to Gresham's Prep School NR25 6SP TG082375
Norfolk 96 Waxwing Heacham South Beach PE31 7AX TF663376
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck N/of Horsey Gap at midday NR29 4EJ TG463241
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Holkham Bay at 15:30 NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 3 Waxwing North Creake along Wells Road near B1355 junction
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Sheringham on Child's Way at 13:35 NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Female/Immature Black Redstart Tivetshall St.Mary 13:30 at Owls Barn
Norfolk 6 Waxwing Burnham Overy Staithe in bushes E/of S/end of sea wall early a/noon TF848457 Norfolk 120 Waxwing Holme Dunes NNR at 12:15 along entrance track
Norfolk 8 Waxwing W/over Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Black-necked Grebe Snettisham RSPB on southern pit TF650328
Norfolk Waxwing Norwich at 11:30 in Rowan at junction of Stafford Street & Connaught Road NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 80 Waxwing Heacham South Beach at 11:10 behind chalets PE31 7AX TF663376
Norfolk 40 Waxwing S/over Snettisham Village 11:15 TF650328
Norfolk 20 Waxwing Cley next the Sea at 11:20 on Church Lane then flew NNW NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 40 Waxwing Snettisham Coastal Park at 11:00 then flew S/ TF648335
Norfolk 40 Waxwing Hunstanton over Princess Drive towards Heacham PE36 5AH TF672409 Norfolk 3 Scaup N/past Snettisham Coastal Park at 09:15 TF648335
Norfolk 3 Waxwing Wells Woods early mrng + Common Crossbill by c/pk NR23 1DR TF909453 Norfolk 15 Waxwing Burnham Overy Staithe in hedge by A149 TF848457
Norfolk 4 Waxwing Langham 07:15 in garden at St.Mary's
Norfolk 75 Waxwing S/over Hunstanton at 08:25 PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk 3 Waxwing Warham Greens NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Weybourne off beach c/pk then flew W/ NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk 4 White-fronted Goose Titchwell RSPB in maize field by access road + 5 Pink-footed Goose with Greylag Geese at 07:15 PE31 8BB TF759436

Thursday 3rd November 2016

A good day with a visible arrival of thrushes. Highlights included a Long-tailed Duck, 580 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, a Great Skua, 1 Little Auk and an Arctic Tern on the seawatch, while a Cetti's Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, 250 Blackbirds, 60 Fieldfares, 120 Redwings, 6 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings and 2 Siskins were recorded. A flock of 55 Waxwings were in the area near the paddock at Redwell Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes late a/noon just SE/og Gun Hill Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes just SE/of Gun Hill this mrng + 29 Waxwing over PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Little Auk off Weybourne on sea at 15:15 NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk 12 Little Auk W/past Kelling between 10:15 & midday + Snow Bunting NR25 7ED TG095436
Norfolk 51 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap at 15:10
Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT this evng on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Little Auk Gorleston-on-Sea on sea by breakwater NR31 6PL TG532036
Norfolk 31 Shorelark 1ml E/of Holkham Gap Norfolk 2 Little Auk Breydon Water at Breydon Bridge then flew N/with Starlings NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Little Auk N/past Great Yarmouth between 11:45 & 12:30 NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 6 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Harbour at E/end on saltmarsh N/of Blakeney Bank + 22 Snow Bunting Blakeney Freshes TG028441
Norfolk Little Auk W/past Titchwell RSPB at 12;45 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 4 Little Auk W/past Cley Beach c/pk at 11:37 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 7 Little Auk N/past Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk 19 Little Auk Past Cley NWT + 2 Snow Bunting by beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Shorelark W/past Sidestrand at 07:40 + Little Auk on the sea NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Little Auk W/past Sheringham at 08:38 NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 2 Little Auk W/past Overstrand by 08:00 NR27 0PF TG246410

Thursday 3rd November 2016

A good day with a visible arrival of thrushes. Highlights included a Long-tailed Duck, 580 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, a Great Skua, 1 Little Auk and an Arctic Tern on the seawatch, while a Cetti's Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, 250 Blackbirds, 60 Fieldfares, 120 Redwings, 6 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings and 2 Siskins were recorded. A flock of 55 Waxwings were in the area near the paddock at Redwell Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes late a/noon just SE/og Gun Hill Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes just SE/of Gun Hill this mrng + 29 Waxwing over PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Little Auk off Weybourne on sea at 15:15 NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk 12 Little Auk W/past Kelling between 10:15 & midday + Snow Bunting NR25 7ED TG095436
Norfolk 51 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap at 15:10
Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT this evng on North Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Little Auk Gorleston-on-Sea on sea by breakwater NR31 6PL TG532036
Norfolk 31 Shorelark 1ml E/of Holkham Gap Norfolk 2 Little Auk Breydon Water at Breydon Bridge then flew N/with Starlings NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Little Auk N/past Great Yarmouth between 11:45 & 12:30 NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 6 Lapland Bunting Blakeney Harbour at E/end on saltmarsh N/of Blakeney Bank + 22 Snow Bunting Blakeney Freshes TG028441
Norfolk Little Auk W/past Titchwell RSPB at 12;45 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 4 Little Auk W/past Cley Beach c/pk at 11:37 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 7 Little Auk N/past Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk 19 Little Auk Past Cley NWT + 2 Snow Bunting by beach c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Shorelark W/past Sidestrand at 07:40 + Little Auk on the sea NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Little Auk W/past Sheringham at 08:38 NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 2 Little Auk W/past Overstrand by 08:00 NR27 0PF TG246410