Tuesday 19th June 2018

Highlights around the Observatory included a Spoonbill on the Broadwater near the hide, 2 Red Kites over, 2 Cuckoos, Grasshopper Warbler reeling and 14 Swifts.

An impressive 79 Middle-barred Minors were in the moth traps, where highlights included 3 Red-necked Footman, 4 Flame Wainscot and a Snout. Butterflies were of limited interest in overcast conditions but a Wall Brown and 4 Small Heaths were seen.

 Bordered White - Holme Bird Obs, June 2018 © David Bratt

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Norfolk Pied Crow East Runton at caravan park at 7.03pm
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still c6.15pm at Runton Road car park NR27 9AU
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer still 5.57pm on seafront just west of pier
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich at Riverside on The Queen of Iceni pub at 5.45pm
Norfolk Pied Crow Cromer on railing on seafront +showing well
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing still 11.40am Norwich at County Hal
Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape at 11.47am
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT again
Norfolk Firecrest Titchwell RSPB by car park
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing still 11.02am Norwich at Rampant Horse Street on roof near Marks +Spencer
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing still Norwich at City Hall on clock tower at 9.35am
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT still on Popes Marsh off East Bank mid morning
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh 7.Little Gulls 4.Spotted Redshanks

Monday 18th June2018

A Spoonbill showed well on the Broadwater just east of the Observatory during the day and at least 4 Red Kites drifted through. Three Cuckoos, a Barn Owl and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were also of note.

In the moth traps 31 Middle-barred Minors continued to dominate the catch with a Green Pug, Large Nutmeg, and a Burnished Brass all recorded.

Butterflies included a Brown Argus, 2 Speckled Woods, and 2 Small Heaths.

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Norfolk Great White Egret 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +4.Spoonbills Spotted Redshank. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no sign of Black-winged Stilt 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes 7am-8.30am. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Pied Crow Winterton again flew north past Little Tern colony at 9.06am
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +5.Little Gulls 2.Spotted Redshanks +3.Spoonbills flew east
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (2s +1s) Cromer on beach east of pier then flew off

Sunday 17th June 2018

A Red Kite drifted over Redwell Marsh and 2 Spoonbills were feeding on the Broadwater mid morning. A total of 4 Cuckoos were counted, and a Cetti's Warbler was calling near the NWT entrance gate. Three Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whitethroats, 1 Sedge Warbler, and 2 Reed Warblers were also noted, with 9 Yellowhammers along Green Bank.

In the moth traps a Green Silver-lines, 2 Pine Hawk Moths and an Elephant Hawk were among the species caught.

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Norfolk Roseate Tern ad Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 2.28pm
Norfolk Pom Skua flew west past Cley at 12.50pm
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT again off East Bank at 1.55pm
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes viewed from east bank towards river at 12.28pm. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still from Babcock Hide at 11.40am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 8.30am
Norfolk Pied Crow Great Yarmouth again flew over racecourse then flew south over houses on Freemantle Road then flew SW at 9.45am
Norfolk Black Redstart Norwich on Farmers Avenue again by The Bell Hotel at 7.30am

Saturday 16th June 2018

A Spoonbill flew west along the Broadwater and 2 Cuckoos, a Barn Owl and a Great Spotted Woodpecker were also of interest.

In the moth traps 2 Poplar, 2 Eyed, a Privet and 3 Pine Hawk Moths were of note together with a Rosy Footman, 29 Middle-barred Minor, a Silky Wainscot, a Light Emerald, 3 Lyme Grass, a Shor Wainscot and 3 Sand Darts among the other moths of interest.

Two Painted Ladies were also seen.

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 2.31pm
Norfolk possible Iberian Chiffchaff singing Sculthorpe Moor NR by main drain
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still 12.39pm
Norfolk hybrid Hooded Crow x Carrion Crow Great Yarmouth opposite bus station
Norfolk 5.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at midday
Norfolk no sign of Buff-breasted Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes by 8.20am (but 3.Spoonbills still +Garganey). Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no news on Buff-breasted Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +9.Little Gulls still +3.Spotted Redshanks. Great White Egret flew west
Norfolk Pied Crow still Great Yarmouth flew over racecourse near grandstand at 7am but no sign since [seen twice in flight]

Friday 15th June 2018

A total of 19 Red Kites passed through during the day, with a group of a dozen seen together. 22 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Spoonbills, a Great White Egret, a Short-eared Owl and a Cuckoo were also of note.

Thursday 14th June 2018

A very blustery day with an adult Med Gull, a Little Tern fishing over the Broadwater, and a Cuckoo in the car park the only highlights of the day.

An Elephant Hawk moth, and a notable hatching of 23 Middle-barred Minors were among the moth catch. Brown Argus and Small Heath butterflies were flying in the afternoon.

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Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand still 1.55pm 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on west pool viewable from river bank by pumping station. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no further sign of Buff-breasted Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes from river bank early a'noon (but Curlew Sand 3.drk.Garganey). Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing still Norwich at Dove Street
Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand still 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on west pool from river bank at 9.40am (+Curlew Sand 3.Spoonbills). Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no news on Buff-breasted Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 7.Little Gulls still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh

Wednesday 13th June 2018

Another fairly quiet day with the winds shifting to the west; a Hobby flew east over the grazing marsh in the morning and a Grasshopper Warbler was reeling again. Little Terns continued to fish along the Broadwater and 2 Lesser Whitethroats were singing.

Singles of Pine and Small Elephant Hawk-moth were in the moth traps with 2 Shore Wainscots and 11 Isotrias rectifasciana.

Plain Golden Y - Holme Bird Obs, June 2018 © David Bratt

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Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand still early evng 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes opposite black +white chalet (+2.drk.Garganey Curlew Sand). Use c'pk by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spoonbill ad 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at 5.11pm. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew east over Burnham Overy at 5.15pm
Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand still 4.17pm 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes opposite black +white chalet. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand still 3.40pm 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes opposite black +white chalet tho distant. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing still Norwich at east end of St.Peter Mancroft Church at 3.55pm
Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand still 2.45pm 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes opposite black +white chalet tho distant. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand again 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes opposite last chalet at 1.10pm. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Little Gull flew west past Weybourne 6.25-8.25am
Norfolk no sign of Buff-breasted Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes mid morning. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Thornham
Norfolk Buff-breasted Sand y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes in evng. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +2.Spotted Redshanks 7.Little Gulls

Tuesday 12th June 2018

A Short-eared Owl was seen low over the marsh mid-morning before flying off high and west and a Spoonbill was seen late afternoon flying east along the Broadwater. Two Grasshopper Warblers were reeling on arrival and a Cuckoo showed well at times near the Observatory. Little and Sandwich Terns were noted feeding along the Broadwater throughout the day.

Pine, Elephant, Small Elephant and Privet Hawkmoths were in the traps with reasonable numbers of common species. Butterflies recorded included Small Heaths, Common Blues, Speckled Woods, Wall Browns, Green Hairstreak and a Meadow Brown.

Early Marsh-orchid ssp. coccinea - Holme Bird Obs, June 2018 © David Bratt

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Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Cley NWT at Pat's Pool still mid a'noon
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Cley flew north over church at 9.15am
Norfolk 2.Garganey Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +2.Spotted Redshanks 12.Little Gulls
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing still Norwich at bus station at 4.45am

Monday 11th June 2018

Two Cuckoos were busy around the reserve during the day, and a Barn Owl was hunting in the dunes.

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Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Holme Dunes NWT
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still from main observatory
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing y'day still Norwich on White Lion Street on aerial on Hughes in a'noon
Norfolk 11.Little Gulls still Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +2.Spotted Redshanks

Sunday 10th June 2018

On the sea 20 Common Scoters, 5 Fulmars, 7 Little Terns, 150 Sandwich Terns and 8 Common Terns were recorded. A Spoonbill was again seen during the day, with Whimbrel, Greenshank and Barn Owl also of interest.

Saturday 9th June 2018

Spoonbill and Cuckoo were still active in the recording area with a Whimbrel, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 20 Swifts, 30 House Martins, and 2 Stonechats also seen.

Friday 8th June 2018

A Spoonbill was at Thornham and 2 Little Terns were around the Broadwater. Also of note were 2 Cuckoos still active in the area and Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat and a single male Stonechat.

Thursday 7th June 2018

The obvious highlight today was a female Red-breasted Flycatcher trapped and ringed in the morning, moving through with a tit flock. Other birds seen included 2 Crossbills, Grey Wagtail and Greenshank.

 Red-breasted Flycatcher in the hand - Holme Bird Obs, June 2018 © Roger Skeen

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Norfolk Caspian Gull 1s (German-ringed) Thetford on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way this evng. Also 1s.Caspian Gull this a'noon
Norfolk 12.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still 5.30pm 2/3ml ESE of Surlingham at Wheatfen Broad at Ted Ellis NR at north end by path 300yds west of R.Yare viewed from bench in reeds on same side of track as bench +showing well TG.328.063 NR14 7AL
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh +6.Spoonbills still
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still 3.10pm 2/3ml ESE of Surlingham at Wheatfen Broad at Ted Ellis NR at north end by path 300yds west of River Yare in willows near seat then flew to reeds east of path TG.328.063 NR14 7AL
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing still Norwich at Bedford Street on spire of former NatWest bank at 1.21pm
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk Osprey flew east over Hickling Broad NWT at 12.58pm
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still midday 2/3ml ESE of Surlingham at Wheatfen Broad at Ted Ellis NR at north end by path 300yds west of River Yare in willows in reedbed TG.328.063 NR14 7AL
Norfolk Garganey fem Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly Holme NOA trapped +ringed late morning
Norfolk 10.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still 2/3ml ESE of Surlingham at Wheatfen Broad at Ted Ellis NR at north end by path 300yds west of River Yare in willows in reedbed +showing TG.328.063 NR14 7AL

Tuesday 5th June 2018

Another fairly quiet day - cloudy throughout with the sunshine only breaking through late afternoon. A Spoonbill was on the pools from the NWT Hides before flying east mid-afternoon, a Red Kite and 3 Marsh Harriers were over the grazing marsh and Little Terns were again fishing along the Broadwater in front of the Observatory. A Barn Owl was seen mid-morning, 2 Turtle Doves and 2 Cuckoos were notable whilst other interest included 2 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 3 Lesser Whitethroats and 14 Whitethroats.

Meadow Pipit bringing food to the nest - Holme Bird Obs, June 2018 © David Bratt

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Norfolk PADDYFIELD WARBLER still 5.30pm Blakeney Point east of Halfway House c300yds west of tern hut. Keep away from tern fencing. From Cley beach car park walk WNW along shingle for 3/4ml. Car park closed cTG.034.456 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk again no sign of ad.Rose-coloured Starling Winterton North Dunes (but Fieldfare)
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male Burnham Overy Dunes still late a'noon just west of Holkham Pines near toad pools +showing well
Norfolk PADDYFIELD WARBLER again late a'noon Blakeney Point near The Fairway. Keep away from tern fencing. From Cley beach car park walk WNW along shingle. Car park closed cTG.034.456 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk unconfirmed report of possible Marmora's Warbler Blakeney Point east of Halfway House 50yds west of wreck in flight briefly early a'noon tho elusive +no further sign by late a'noon
Norfolk still no further sign of Paddyfield Warbler Blakeney Point east of Halfway House by mid a'noon. Short-toed Lark still 300yds west of The Marrams in fenced area east of tern hut mid a'noon (1s.Caspian Gull Far Point early a'noon)
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male Burnham Overy Dunes still 2pm midway between boardwalk +Holkham Pines
Norfolk no sign of male.White-spotted Bluethroat 2/3ml north of Kelling at Kelling Water Meadow. From A149 walk north along track for 1/2ml then fork right +view north TG.094.438 NR25 7EE
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male Burnham Overy Dunes still late morning midway between boardwalk +Holkham Pines
Norfolk no further sign of Paddyfield Warbler Blakeney Point east of Halfway House near wreck by 12.10pm. Keep away from tern fencing. From Cley beach car park walk WNW along shingle for 3/4ml. Car park closed cTG.034.456 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male Burnham Overy Dunes just west of Holkham Pines tho mobile
Norfolk PADDYFIELD WARBLER still Blakeney Point east of Halfway House near wreck at 10am tho elusive. Keep away from tern fencing. From Cley beach car park walk WNW along shingle for 3/4ml. Car park closed cTG.034.456 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk 6.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich on Prince of Wales Road on roof of Tesco Express at 9am

Monday 4th June 2018

Little was seen during the morning with a northerly breeze and thick fog hampering observations. Limited highlights included singles of Hobby and Cuckoo over the reserve and Little Terns fishing along the Broadwater throughout the day.

The moth traps were relatively quiet also with 2 Poplar, 1 Elephant and 2 Small Elephant Hawk-moths the best of it. Three Wall Browns were seen.

This Eurasian Oystercatcher spent most of the day on the roof of the hide - Holme Bird Obs, June 2018 © David Bratt


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Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad Winterton still just north of Beach Road at 6.20am
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills y'day flew east over Weybourne in a'noon
Norfolk White-spotted Bluethroat male still 2/3ml north of Kelling at Kelling Water Meadow near beach at 8am. From A149 walk north along track for 1/2ml then fork right + view north
Norfolk no sign of male.Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler Blakeney Point near lifeboat shed mid morning. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls
Norfolk no further sign of ad.Rose-coloured Starling Winterton mid morning
Norfolk no sign of Common Rosefinch Salthouse opposite duck pond at 9am
Norfolk possible Paddyfield Warbler Blakeney Point by huts briefly late morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Cley NWT east of East Bank
Norfolk PADDYFIELD WARBLER Blakeney POint on shingle just east of Halfway House at 5.53pm +showing well. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 1.5 mls
Norfolk Garganey drk Welney WWT from Friends Hide +Great White Egret

Sunday 3rd June 2018

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Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +drk.Garganey still 2.Common Cranes 2.Sanderling. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still 4.15pm Blakeney Point in brambles 50yds west of lifeboat shed. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk telescope +tripod lost Morston Quay by cafe tel.Howard 07590-064942 if found
Norfolk Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point flew south over 100yds west of The Hood at 3.45pm
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling Winterton near totem pole at 3pm then flew towards repeater station
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male singing still 2.20pm Blakeney Point in brambles 50yds west of lifeboat shed. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Common Rosefinch 1s.male singing still 1.45pm Salthouse opposite duck pond in garden of Creek Cottage
Norfolk Common Rosefinch 1s.male singing till 12.30pm Salthouse opposite duck pond in garden of Creek Cottage then appeared to fly south +no further sign by 1.15pm
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still 12.55pm Blakeney Point in brambles 50yds west of lifeboat shed. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 1pm Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow tho mobile
Norfolk Common Rosefinch 1s.male singing still 11.50am Salthouse opposite duck pond in garden of Creek Cottage tho elusive
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male again late morning Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still 10.50am Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow on gate at NW corner of Kelling Quags
Norfolk Common Rosefinch male singing Salthouse opposite duck pond in garden of Creek Cottage at c11.05am
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male till 10.15am Blakeney Point east of Plantation then flew east +no further sign. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT east of East Bank mid morning: 1.on Serpentine, 4.on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Sculthorpe Moor NR mid morning then flew west
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still c10.10am Blakeney Point east of Plantation tho mobile. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still mid morning Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape at 9.35am
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Norwich still: 1.at White Lion Street, 1.at Maidstone Court
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Norwich over Castle Mound at 9.24am then flew west
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still c8.15am Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed +showing well. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male singing still c7.50am Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed [heard only]. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still at east end
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still Kelling north of A149 200yds NE of Kelling Water Meadow along track to Kelling Hard briefly 6.35am tho elusive
Norfolk boat from Morston -Blakeney Point with Bishop's Boats at 10.30am (one-way then walk back to Cley) £5. First come first served. Access over wooden bridges on left at Morston Quay
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed [heard only]. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed [heard only]. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ

Saturday 2nd June 2018

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Norfolk Spoonbill north of Warham Greens on saltmarsh this a'noon. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.954.438
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still midday Kelling north of A149 +north of Kelling Water Meadow tho elusive
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still 6pm Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed tho elusive. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still 3.20pm Blakeney Point in brambles in garden by lifeboat shed tho elusive. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male singing still 2.40pm Blakeney Point in brambles in garden by lifeboat shed tho elusive. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male still 1.56pm Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed at Lupins tho elusive [calling]. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male just north of Warham Greens still 1.57pm in hawthorns 200yds west of whirligig. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.954.438
Norfolk no news on male.Moltoni's Subalpine Warbler Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed at Lupins since 11.30am. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing still Norwich at Rose Lane opposite Jet petrol station on roof of Cold Iron Tattoo Company at 1.12pm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Breydon Water at east end at 12.56pm
Norfolk boat tomorrow from Morston -Blakeney Point at 10am (one-way then walk back to Cley) £12 tel.Jason 01263-740505
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk: no boats to Blakeney Point this a'noon/evng due to tides
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male just north of Warham Greens still 12.25pm in hawthorns 200yds west of whirligig. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.954.438
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male just north of Warham Greens still 11.46am at whirligig. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.956.438
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Holkham Freshmarsh +4.Great White Egrets
Norfolk Little Gull 1s west of Wells on pool at 11.23am
Norfolk repeat: MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male singing Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed at Lupins at 11.30am [calling]. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
MEGA Norfolk MOLTONI'S SUBALPINE WARBLER male singing Blakeney Point by lifeboat shed at Lupins at 11.30am
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male just north of Warham Greens at whirligig at 11am tho mobile. From A149 at Stiffkey take Green Way north to Campsite car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR23 1QF TF.956.438
Norfolk no sign of male.Red-backed Shrike 1/4ml west of Stiffkey Fen still west of north end of Bait Diggers' Path (but Short-eared Owl). Access north from A149 along public footpath just west of Stiffkey Fen TF.979.441
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male still Kelling north of A149 +250yds north of Kelling Water Meadow at 7.29am then flew east but no sign of any Red-backed Shrikes

Friday 1st June 2018

A Hobby gave good views during the afternoon over the grazing marsh near Thornham.

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Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male again mid a'noon Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at north end of pool in flight along ditch tho elusive
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +drk.Garganey still. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem Holkham along path north of Holkham Pines tho mobile
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male again Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow along track to Kelling Hard late morning tho mobile +elusive
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male Burnham Overy Dunes still 11.30am on fence just east of boardwalk
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Hickling Broad NWT still
Norfolk 7.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Red-backed Shrikes (1.male) Kelling Hard still 10am viewed east from path along fence between north end of pool +beach
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male Burnham Overy Dunes east of boardwalk +west of concrete structures south of fence tho mobile
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich on White Lion Street still NR2 1PX
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich at Bedford Street /London Street junction on clock tower at 9am
Norfolk 2.Red-backed Shrikes Kelling Hard: fem still viewed east from path along fence between north end of pool +beach, male briefly then flew to Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male singing 1/4ml west of Stiffkey Fen still 200yds west of north end of Bait Diggers' Path (+Osprey over at 7.30am). Access north from A149 along public footpath just west of Stiffkey Fen TF.979.441
Norfolk Black Tern y'day Welney WWT
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male again mid a'noon Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at north end of pool in flight along ditch tho elusive
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +drk.Garganey still. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem Holkham along path north of Holkham Pines tho mobile
Norfolk Red-spotted Bluethroat male again Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow along track to Kelling Hard late morning tho mobile +elusive
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male Burnham Overy Dunes still 11.30am on fence just east of boardwalk
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Hickling Broad NWT still
Norfolk 7.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Red-backed Shrikes (1.male) Kelling Hard still 10am viewed east from path along fence between north end of pool +beach
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male Burnham Overy Dunes east of boardwalk +west of concrete structures south of fence tho mobile
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich on White Lion Street still NR2 1PX
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich at Bedford Street /London Street junction on clock tower at 9am
Norfolk 2.Red-backed Shrikes Kelling Hard: fem still viewed east from path along fence between north end of pool +beach, male briefly then flew to Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male singing 1/4ml west of Stiffkey Fen still 200yds west of north end of Bait Diggers' Path (+Osprey over at 7.30am). Access north from A149 along public footpath just west of Stiffkey Fen TF.979.441
Norfolk Black Tern y'day Welney WWT

Thursday 31st May 2018

A Spoonbill was around the grazing marshes and 4 Cuckoos were in the recording area.

In the moth trap a Beautiful Hook-tip and a Gold Spot were highlights

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Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male 1/4ml west of Stiffkey Fen still 3pm 200yds west of north end of Bait Diggers' Path +showing well. Access north from A149 along public footpath just west of Stiffkey Fen TF.984.442
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male 1/4ml west of Stiffkey Fen still 2pm 200yds west of north end of Bait Diggers' Path +showing well. Access north from A149 along public footpath just west of Stiffkey Fen TF.984.442
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB still 1.38pm on Freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills flew over Brancaster Staithe +Arctic Tern
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male 1/4ml west of Stiffkey Fen still 12.32pm 200yds west of north end of Bait Diggers' Path. Access north from A149 along public footpath just west of Stiffkey Fen TF.984.442
Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Watling Water +Great White Egret
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male 1/4ml west of Stiffkey Fen along Bait Diggers' Path 50yds from coast path at 11.10am
Norfolk Black Tern Winterton off beach tho distant
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB on Freshmarsh at 9.35am
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB. Short-eared Owl Thornham Marsh
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB. Short-eared Owl Thornham Marsh
Norfolk MARSH SANDPIPER reported y'day Cley NWT

Wednesday 30th May 2018

Another foggy start to the day which miraculously cleared at lunchtime. A singing Turtle Dove was in the pines behind the observatory for most of the day and a Common Sandpiper was along the Broadwater early morning.

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Norfolk Wood Sand Norwich at Postwick Park +Ride on flood by entrance road off A47 mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT east of East Bank still on The Serpentine at 12.20pm (+Spoonbill still from Babcock Hide)
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Holme NOA still in pines behind observatory
Norfolk Short-toed Lark Blakeney Point at Halfway House briefly c10.45am then flew west
Norfolk Garganey drk Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +6.Little Gulls

Tuesday 29th May 2018

Thick fog all day which unsurprisingly made seeing birds difficult ! Birds recorded though included a Turtle Dove near Redwell Marsh, a Hobby and a vocal Little Ringed Plover out over the grazing marsh.

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Norfolk Garganey drk Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide at 3.30pm
Norfolk Curlew Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +Grey Plover. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Turtle Dove Seething still 9am
Norfolk Black Redstart male Norwich on Farmers Avenue by The Bell Hotel at 9.38am
Norfolk Garganey drk Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +3.1s.Little Gulls

Monday 28th May 2018

Two Turtle Doves were still in the forestry area on the NWT reserve and 2 Cuckoos were also of note. Barn Owl, Swift, Peregrine, 2 Cetti's Warblers and a female Stonechat were also of interest.

An Elephant Hawk moth and a Poplar Hawk moth were among those in the traps.

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Norfolk 3.Garganey 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes this a'noon. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no further sign of Grey-headed Wagtail Titchwell RSPB in horse field 1pm-1.40pm
Norfolk 2.Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still this a'noon at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT east of East Bank still 12.25pm on The Serpentine +showing well (+Wood Sand)
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Hickling Broad NWT in flight at 11.15am then 1.landed on Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes early morning. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Titchwell RSPB in horse field at 11am
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes early morning. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 5.Little Gulls y'day Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh in evng
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Breydon Water at 8.05am
Norfolk Wood Sand Salthouse by Iron Road tho elusive. 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then flew east. Spoonbill from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Wood Sand Salthouse by Iron Road tho elusive. 5.Spoonbills Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then flew east. Spoonbill from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew north over Great Bircham
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk 3.Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape at 7.30am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Shotesham over fields at 7pm

Sunday 27th May 2018

A juvenile Little Gull was out over the marsh early afternoon and a Spotted Flycatcher was on the NWT reserve, with Turtle Dove again seen in the forestry area.

Moths today included Small Elephant Hawk, Bordered White, Small Waved Umber, and 12 Diamond-backs. Hairy Hawker and Four-spotted Chaser were seen around the reserve together with Green Hairstreak, Brown Argus, Small Copper and Wall Brown.

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Norfolk possible Honey Buzzard flew NNE over Snetterton at 11am
Norfolk possible Honey Buzzard Norwich flew east over Alexandra Road at c1.15pm
Norfolk 4.Temminck's Stints still 1.20pm Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Blakeney Harbour
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 11.15am
Norfolk 2.Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still mid morning at Potter Heigham Marshes +5.Garganey Little Stint. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 4.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 9.40am
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Seething
Norfolk 5+BEE-EATERS flew south over Burnham Norton at 8.55am
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Seething
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing Norwich opposite The Mall entrance on roof of Hughes at 6.25am
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) between Burnham Deepdale +Burnham Norton on pool south of sea wall at 8.15am cTF.819.451
Norfolk reported White-winged Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes are Black Terns. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.White-winged Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes on north side at 7.33am (+Little Stint still). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad Holkham flew south over grazing marsh at 7.20am
Norfolk Short-toed Lark still Blakeney Point near Halfway House at 6.30am (+Osprey flew in off sea then south

Saturday 26th May 2018

A female Red-backed Shrike was again at the west end of the NWT reserve showing well at times. Also of interest were a Short-eared Owl hunting lavender marsh, a Spoonbill flying west from Thornham, a Turtle Dove in the dunes, and a Red Kite over the grazing marsh.

Butterflies included Brown Argus, Small Copper, Green Hairstreak and Wall Brown. In the moth traps a Poplar Hawk, Small Elephant Hawk and a Buff Tip were of note.





Turtle Dove, Red-backed Shrike, Common Blue and Spotted Flycatcher by Gary Elton

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Norfolk Serin male singing Sheringham at Beeston Bump in bush near pit at 2.35pm
Norfolk 2.Black Terns 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes +2.Garganey still. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem still this a'noon Holme Dunes NWT just west of boardwalk (+2.Turtle Doves)
Norfolk Short-toed Lark still 1.05pm Blakeney Point c1/2ml west of beach car park in 1st fenced area tho elusive (+male.Black Redstart still)
Norfolk 2.Icterine Warblers (both singing) Blakeney Point in plantation this a'noon
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still midday 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe on pool east of sea wall near junction of paths. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Icterine Warbler singing still 11.55am Blakeney Point in plantation tho elusive
Norfolk Wood Sand between Burnham Deepdale +Burnham Norton on pool by sea wall cTF.819.451
Norfolk Garganey drk Burnham Deepdale on largest pool on marsh from sea wall
Norfolk Short-toed Lark still 9.40am Blakeney Point c1/2ml west of beach car park in 1st fenced area then flew west
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 9.40am 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe on pool east of sea wall near junction of paths. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Icterine Warbler singing still Blakeney Point in plantation mid morning
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls (all 1s) Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh mid morning
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem still 8.55am Holme Dunes NWT on west side of Forestry near boardwalk
Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme Dunes NWT still
Norfolk again no sign of Greenish Warbler Titchwell RSPB by 8.05am
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Stiffkey still 7.30am on flood south of A149
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 7.50am 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe on pool east of sea wall near junction of paths. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Short-toed Lark still Blakeney Point c1ml west of beach car park near blue boat at 7.45am
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike fem still Holme Dunes NWT on west side of Forestry near boardwalk at 7.45am
Norfolk Great White Egret Stiffkey flew east over Camping Hill at 6.25am NR23 1QL
Norfolk Garganey drk y'day Wells just west of caravan park on Quarles Marsh viewed from path in evng
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Holme Dunes
Norfolk Serin y'day Heacham flew north over South Beach at 7pm
Norfolk BEE-EATER still Limpenhoe in poplar by road SE of village hall till c6am but no sign since
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe on pool east of sea wall near junction of paths at 6.25am. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF

Friday 25th May 2018

A Spotted Flycatcher was in the sycamore near the Observatory during the morning and a Turtle Dove was in the pines.

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Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 1.15pm 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe on pool near junction of paths tho mobile (+Spoonbill Pale-bellied Brent Goose) From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing still 1.26pm Titchwell RSPB by main path 50yds south of visitor centre
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing 1ml SSW of Hunstanton still 1.07pm just east of South Beach near campsite +horse paddock (not Blyth's Reed Warbler) PE31 7LJ
Norfolk Whinchat Cley on fence by beach car park at 12.56pm +fem.Redstart
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 12.52pm 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall on pool near junction of paths +showing well. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing still 12.32pm Titchwell RSPB west of main path 40yds north of visitor centre
Norfolk Icterine Warbler singing y'day just east of Stiffkey by A149 in hedge by field near pools in evng but no sign this morning [identified from sound recording]
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose 1ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall 1/3ml north of junction in paths at 12.20pm
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich still at Exchange Street/ Lobster Lane this a'noon
Norfolk Spoonbill Stiffkey flew west over saltmarsh at 11.35am
Norfolk possible Blyth's Reed Warbler singing Hunstanton still 12.06pm in bramble at start of horse paddock
Norfolk possible Blyth's Reed Warbler singing Hunstanton still 10.40am in elder by camping ground tho elusive
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy still +2.Spoonbills
Norfolk possible Blyth's Reed Warbler singing Hunstanton in elder by camping ground at 9.15am tho elusive
Norfolk no further sign of Serin Hunstanton in garden of 55a.South Beach Road by 9.15am (but 2.Black Redstarts) TF.667.397 PE36 5BA
Norfolk Pied Fly male Burnham Overy Dunes 200yds east of boardwalk at 9.11am
Norfolk Turtle Dove singing Seething still
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 8.30am 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall on pool near junction of paths. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing still 8.14am Titchwell RSPB by main path 50yds north of visitor centre
Norfolk Serin Hunstanton in garden of 55a.South Beach Road TF.667.397 PE36 5BA
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall on pool near junction of paths. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing still Titchwell RSPB by path from car park to visitor centre

Thursday 24th May 2018

A Wheatear was on the beach and a Spoonbill was on the grazing marsh, with 2 Cuckoos still active around the Broadwater.

Butterflies included Brown Argus, Small Copper, Common Blue and Green Hairstreak.

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Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 2.13pm 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall on pool near junction of paths. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk probable Blyth's Reed Warbler singing Holkham just east of Lady Anne's Drive in scrub opposite pillbox [heard only]. Do not enter fields
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male still 1.21pm Titchwell RSPB 50yds along Meadow Trail
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Waxham this morning
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 1.04pm 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe south of sea wall on pool near junction of paths. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy this morning
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 10.51am 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe S.of sea wall near junction of paths tho distant. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail fem Cromer on golf course then flew east
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing still 9.49am Titchwell RSPB by main path in willows 50yds from junction of paths
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing Norwich still at Rose Lane at 8.30am
Norfolk Garganey drk Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing Norwich still at Guildhall Hill on roof of The Library restaurant at 8.30am
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west past Weybourne Camp
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe S.of sea wall just east of junction of paths at 9.05am. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing still 9.02am Titchwell RSPB at Meadow Trail tho elusive
Norfolk Turtle Dove Seething still 8.30am
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing Titchwell RSPB between car park entrance +Meadow Trail tho elusive
Norfolk GREENISH WARBLER male singing Titchwell RSPB

Wednesday 22nd May 2018

A cloudy and cold day with strong northerlies produced little of note. Two Little Gulls were present over the Broadwater, a number of Swifts passed through and lingered in the area, at least 28 House Martins were feeding over the grazing marsh, a Cuckoo was calling in the morning and again late afternoon and on the beach were 2 Sanderlings. Three Little Terns, 8 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns were also of interest in the area.

The only interest in the moth traps came in the form of 6 Silver Y.

Little Tern feeding along the beach - Cley next the Sea, May 2018 © David Bratt


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Norfolk repeat: ALBATROSS sp flew past Holme Dunes at 1.45pm
Norfolk ALBATROSS sp flew past Holme Dunes at 1.45pm
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 5.28pm 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe on pool S.of sea wall at junction of paths. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 5.17pm Burnham Overy Staithe at car park PE31 8JF
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls (all 1s) Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide this a'noon +drk.Garganey still Spoonbill
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad till 5pm 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe on pool S.of sea wall at junction of paths then flew west. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 4.45pm 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe on pool S.of sea wall at junction of paths. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 4.20pm 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe on pool S.of sea wall at junction of paths. From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT again flew towards Babcock Hide at 3.23pm
Norfolk Wood Sand Wells till 3.20pm just west of caravan park on Quarles Marsh viewed from path then flew south
Norfolk Wood Sand Wells still 2.56pm just west of caravan park on Quarles Marsh viewed from path
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad still 2.28pm 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe on pool S.of sea wall at junction of paths +showing well (+2.Great White Egrets Spoonbill). From car park take Norfolk Coast Path NE for 2/3ml TF.852.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk White-winged Black Tern ad 2/3ml NE of Burnham Overy on pool at junction of paths at 2.13pm (not Black Tern)
Norfolk Black Tern north of Burnham Overy on pool at junction of paths this a'noon
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich still at Castle Meadow House at 1pm
Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB still at wind pump
Norfolk Wood Sand Wells on Quarles Marsh viewed from path on west side of caravan park
Norfolk Black Brant y'day Stiffkey in cereal field at 7pm with 780.Dark-bellied Brent Geese TF.982.439
Norfolk Garganey drk Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +2.Little Gulls +Spoonbill flew west

Monday 21st May 2018

Two Spoonbills were on the grazing marsh briefly during the afternoon, and Turtle Dove was present again in the paddocks area.

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Norfolk Black Tern Rockland Broad still 4.25pm
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich still at Bedford Street/ London Street junction
Norfolk Black Tern Rockland Broad at west side from hide at 2.35pm
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still 2.10pm Winterton South Dunes on east side of south valley opposite south end of chalet park
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water on Lumps mid a'noon
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still 12.50pm Winterton South Dunes on east side of south valley opposite south end of chalet park
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Snettisham Coastal Park midway along inner sea wall towards Heacham at 1.24pm
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still this a'noon Winterton South Dunes in bushes near large pine
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water +4.Spoonbills flew over
Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT at pool by track from Bittern Hide at 11.45am
Norfolk Garganey y'day Welney WWT
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still 11am Winterton South Dunes in bushes near large pine
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on saltmarsh west of footpath at 10.53am
Norfolk Wood Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still 10.30am at Potter Heigham Marshes on north side. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still 9.25am Winterton South Dunes in bushes near large pine
Norfolk report of Temminck's Stint y'day 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes was erroneous. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Black Redstart 1w.male singing Norwich still in city centre by market on St.Peter Mancroft Church +Rose Lane at 8.05am
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still Winterton South Dunes in bushes near large pine
Norfolk 9.Black Terns Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Wood Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take track ENE for 3/4ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 5.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh

Sunday 20th May 2018

A Grasshopper Warbler was heard briefly on the NWT reserve and a Turtle Dove was of note near the Golf Course.

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Norfolk Black-necked Grebe SE of Downham Market at Wissington on pit near beet factory this morning
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still 3.17p Winterton South Dunes east of main valley track opposite public steps
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB still mid a'noon on freshmarsh +7.Little Gulls still
Norfolk Little Stint Potter Heigham Marshes
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Snettisham Coastal Park
Norfolk no further sign of male.Red-backed Shrike Winterton South Dunes early a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret just east of Stiffkey still on flood south of A149 at 8am
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male still 11.15am Winterton South Dunes
Norfolk 1+Temminck's Stint still Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike male Winterton South Dunes in bushes near pine
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Breydon Water mid morning
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT from Babcock Hide mid morning
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Cley NWT on Pat's Pool 8.25-8.29am then flew east
Norfolk 6.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew east past Kelling Quags
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Breydon Water still

Saturday 19th May 2018

A beautiful day with lots of sunshine, highlights were a Red Kite drifting east over the A149 around midday, 3 Cuckoos around the recording area, and a single Siskin flew over calling.

A Hairy Dragonfly and Brown Argus butterfly were the insects of note.

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Norfolk Wood Sand between Cley +Blakeney on pool on freshmarsh near information board this a'noon
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still 1.30pm east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT from Babcock Hide then flew west
Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB still on pool west of fishermen's car park
Norfolk/Suffolk 7.Common Cranes St.Olaves circled at 12.30pm then flew towards Somerleyton
Norfolk Black Redstart 1w.male singing Norwich still 10am in city centre by market on St.Peter Mancroft Church
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich on White Lion Street at 8am NR2 1PX
Norfolk 8.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh. Short-eared Owl Thornham Marsh
Norfolk 8.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh. Short-eared Owl Thornham Marsh
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool at 8am
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Snettisham Coastal Park on raised bank
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Breydon Water by Humberstone Farm at 7.25am
Norfolk Osprey y'day Rockland Broad
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water again by Humberstone Farm