Wednesday 14th November 2018

Ten Twite were in around the harbour at Thornham, at times approachable as they drunk from the puddles there.
Twite at Thornham Harbour

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Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes still 3.18pm over wood NW of toad pools tho distant
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT in field off Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese mid a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer still east of pier at 2.25pm +showing well
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes still 2.43pm over wood NW of toad pools
Norfolk RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL on 28th October near Burnham Market +DUSKY WARBLER. On 18th October DUSKY WARBLER Scolt Head Island NNR
Norfolk RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL on 28th October near Burnham Market +DUSKY WARBLER. On 18th October DUSKY WARBLER Scolt Head Island NNR
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Breydon Water flew west over South Wall late morning (+Great White Egret on marsh tho distant)
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still mid a'noon Sheringham on sea off RNLI station
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes again 1.48pm
Norfolk c60.Snow Buntings Cley flew east
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes till 1.23pm inland of conifer plantation then lost to view
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes still mid a'noon. swift sp flew north over Horsey
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes still mid a'noon. swift sp flew north over Horsey
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Cley still on sea off coastguards early a'noon but no sign of Black-throated Diver
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham harbour still
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes still 12.14pm over wood NW of toad pools
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes over wood NW of toad pools at 11.56am
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still Sheringham on sea by crab pot flags west of promenade late morning
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Berney Marshes at 10.50am
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings Blakeney Freshmarsh still in NW corner mid morning tho mobile (+c13.Twite)
Norfolk Black-throated Diver ad Cley on sea off coastguards drifting west at 10.52am
Norfolk 7.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still at east end in fenced-off area
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Cley still on sea off coastguards mid morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney on saltmarsh by quay
Norfolk Slav Grebe Breydon Water at west end opposite North Wall pumphouse
Norfolk Little Auk Titchwell RSPB on sea then flew west

Tuesday 13th November 2018

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 2.51pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Thornham Marsh at 1.32pm
Norfolk probable Nutcracker again c1/2ml WSW of Cromer flew SE over A148 Holt Road between railway bridge +North Norfolk District Council offices at 11am
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 12.20pm Sheringham on sea off The Leas tho distant
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham on rocks below Sheringham Museum at 12.12pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Horsey till 11.55am in copse opposite 2nd steps south of Nelson Head track then flew north
Norfolk 12.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay at east end in fenced-off area
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 10.50am Sheringham on sea off west end of promenade
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Horsey still in copse opposite 2nd steps south of Nelson Head track mid morning
Norfolk no sign of 1w.Waxwing Bowthorpe at Bowthorpe Industrial Estate on Charles Watling Way mid morning NR5 9JH
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still Sheringham on sea off east end of promenade early morning then flew west towards RNLI station
Norfolk 5.Velvet Scoters (1.ad.drk) Cley NWT still off beach car park
Norfolk no sign of Pallid Swift 1ml ESE of Cromer at Cromer Golf Course 7.45-9.20am. Use Overstrand beach car park then follow footpath WNW for 1/2ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk no news on Pallid Swift 1ml ESE of Cromer at Cromer Golf Course at east end. Use Overstrand beach car park then follow footpath WNW for 1/2ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk c6.dolphin sp Cley NWT off north end of East Bank
Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings Blakeney Freshmarsh at NW end
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk 18.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh in NW corner along fence

Monday 12th November 2018

Seven Twite were along the sea wall at Thornham Harbour with a Peregrine also noted there.
On the sea there were three Eider, six Red-breasted Mergansers and a Red-throated Diver.

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Norfolk PALLID SWIFT 1ml ESE of Cromer still 2.50pm at Cromer Golf Course over cliffs at east end. Use Overstrand beach car park then follow footpath WNW for 1/2ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still mid a'noon Sheringham on sea west of RNLI station off Coastwatch hut
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Cley on sea off beach car park at 2.32pm +6.Velvet Scoters (1.drk)
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Caspian Gull y'day Cromer
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT 1ml ESE of Cromer still 2.02pm at Cromer Golf Course over cliffs at east end. Use Overstrand beach car park then follow footpath WNW for 1/2ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Bowthorpe still 1.40pm at Bowthorpe Industrial Estate on Charles Watling Way NR5 9JH
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT 1ml ESE of Cromer still 1.32pm at Cromer Golf Course over cliffs at east end. Use Overstrand beach car park then follow footpath WNW for 1/2ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes (+2.Common Cranes)
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 1.25pm Sheringham on sea west of RNLI station off Coastwatch hu
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT 1ml ESE of Cromer at Cromer Golf Course still 12.58pm over cliffs at east end. Use Overstrand beach car park then walk WNW for 1/3ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk Caspian Gull y'day Cley NWT
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT 1ml ESE of Cromer at Cromer Golf Course still 12.40pm over cliffs at east end. Use Overstrand beach car park then walk WNW for 1/3ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Barton Broad still +3.Scaup
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Bowthorpe still at Bowthorpe Industrial Estate on Charles Watling Way NR5 9JH
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT 1ml ESE of Cromer at Cromer Golf Course still 11.45am over cliffs at east end. Use Overstrand beach car park then walk WNW for 1/3ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Cromer Golf Course still 11.36am over cliff. Use Overstrand beach car park then walk west for 1/2ml
Norfolk 2,Crossbills flew west over How Hill at 9am
Norfolk 13.Twite Blakeney Freshes in NW corner at 10.30am
Norfolk Pallid or Common Swift Happisburgh over village briefly late morning
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB on sea +2.Slav Grebes
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Cromer Golf Course at 11am
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT between Cromer +Overstrand over cliff at 10.48am with House Martin
Norfolk talk on 'Antarctic birds and wildlife' by Andy Clarke at Cley Village Hall on Thursday 15th November at 7.30pm. Entry £3. All proceeds to conservation in Norfolk
Norfolk 3+Snow Buntings Holkham Bay still at east end in exclosure at 9.39am
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 9.49am Sheringham on sea off east end of promenade
Norfolk Great White Egret Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes NR on west side at 8.35am
Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney west of quay +Pale-bellied Brent Goose
Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings flew east over Titchwell RSPB (2.Water Pipits on freshmarsh. 7.Spotted Redshanks on Tidal Pool)
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still Sheringham on sea off coastguards' hut at 7.35am

Sunday 11th November 2018

On the sea today, a single Common Scoter and 14 Red-breasted Mergansers were counted with a Red-throated Diver, 30 Gannets, 16 Great Crested Grebes, a Red-necked Grebe, 6 Common Terns and a Guillemot also of interest.

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Norfolk Waxwing 1w Bowthorpe still 12.40pm at Bowthorpe Industrial Estate on Charles Watling Way in rowan opposite unit.13 then flew towards Baines Way NR5 9JH
Norfolk 2.Tundra Bean Geese Horsey opposite Walnut Farm car park
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew east over Sidestrand at 12.28pm
Norfolk 4.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham NNR
Norfolk 18.Common Cranes North Repps opposite Heathfarm Barns
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR from Washington Hide
Norfolk 5+Shorelarks still Holkham Bay at east end in fenced-off at 11.44am (+c40.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Sheringham flew in off sea 3/4ml east of Crown pub then flew inland towards Beeston at 11.35am
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters flew south past Scratby at 10.35am
Norfolk Bittern Cley flew to reeds near River Glaven sluice at 11.32am
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 10.50am Sheringham on sea c1/2ml west of RNLI station by fishing floats (+Short-eared Owl) TG.152.435
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Pines at 11.06am
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 10.50am Sheringham on sea c1/2ml west of RNLI station by fnishing floats TG.152.435
Norfolk Waxwing 1w Bowthorpe still at Bowthorpe Industrial Estate on Charles Watling Way in rowan opposite unit.13 at 10.50am NR5 9JH
Norfolk Great White Egret Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes on west side at 9.45am
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Winterton offshore +3.Great Northern Divers 10.Snow Buntings
Norfolk no sign of 1w.Waxwing Bowthorpe at Bowthorpe Industrial Estate at 10.15am NR5 9JH
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still Sheringham on sea at west end viewed from boating lake TG.152.435
Norfolk Shorelark Sea Palling on strandline by northernmost rock sea defences (+13.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Cley on sea off coastguards
Norfolk no sign of any Waxwings Kelling opposite tea rooms by war memorial by 8.30am. Service of Remembrance at War Memorial in Kelling this morning, do not park in village +keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 5.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB

Friday 9th November 2018

Two Peregrines were grappling over the Observatory mid morning, and a Firecrest was reported with the tit flock in the pines near the NWT reserve. Three Snow Buntings were on the beach.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 3.40pm
Norfolk 6.Waxwings still 2pm Kelling by tea rooms tho mobile. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 1pm Sheringham on sea off RNLI station TG.152.435
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Winterton still on sea off North Beach
Norfolk again no sign of Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach this a'noon (but 10.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk no sign of Eastern Stonechat sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1/2ml east of Salthouse +north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane by mid a'noon. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Cley on sea off coastguards at 2.13pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Thetford still early a'noon at Nunnery Lakes
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Winterton over plantation at 1.05pm then flew to copse opposite seal viewing area
Norfolk no news on Eastern Stonechat sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv between Winterton North Dunes +Nelson Head track still 12.45pm in copse below 2nd steps in dunes south of track
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Burnham Overy Dunes still 12.38pm in pine viewed from road tho distant
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Holme flew over beach from golf course at 9.30am
Norfolk 8.Parrot Crossbills Horsford at St.Faith's Common at 10.23am TG.180.175
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water
Norfolk no sign of any Parrot Crossbills Horsford at St.Faith's Common (but 6.Crossbills) TG.180.175
Norfolk 6.Waxwings Kelling still by bookshop at 10.20am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard between Winterton North Dunes +Nelson Head track still opposite 2nd steps south of track
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls flew east past Titchwell RSPB. 5.Spotted Redshanks on Tidal Pool
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes still in pine at 9.20am
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still on sea off RNLI station at 9.20am TG.152.435
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv flew south over Snettisham at 9.20am
Norfolk 8.Snow Buntings Winterton North Beach still just south of red markers with Linnets
Norfolk Great White Egret Thetford flew over Nunnery Lakes

Thursday 8th Noveber 2018

A relatively quiet day with  three Snow Buntings on beach behind the Observatory the highlight.

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Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1.50pm 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still 12.30pm on sea off golf course
Norfolk 8.Snow Buntings Winterton north of beach cafe on beach by red markers
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes this a'noon +showing well
Norfolk Spoonbill 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 10.10am. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 12.43pm 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 1/4ml ENE of Santon Downham at Santon Warren late morning +showing well
Norfolk Parrot Crossbill male still Horsford at St.Faith's Common at 11.30am TG.180.175
Norfolk no sign of Lapland Bunting Winterton north of beach cafe on beach by red markers late morning (but 2+Snow Buntings still +Red-necked Grebe still on sea)
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Ringstead still 11.38am 1/2ml east of windmill
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard between Ringstead +Thornham still mid morning on ridge viewable from Green Lane
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Cley on sea off beach car park at 10.59am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey still opposite 2nd steps south of Nelson Head track
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still on sea off RNLI station TG.152.435
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton still north of beach cafe on beach by red markers (+7.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate at 9.57am. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay just east of Holkham Gap (+24+Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 6.Waxwings still Kelling by bookshop at 9.11am. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk no news on Eastern Stonechat sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1/4ml west of Ringstead Common +just north of Burnham Road in oak in hedge at 8.30a
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on Tidal Pool. 2.Long-tailed Ducks on sea

Wednesday 7th November 2018

The Twite were again present along the seawall between the observatory and Thornham Harbour, seemingly twelve in total. A Rough-legged Buzzard was seen at the southern edge of the grazing Marsh and at least two noisy Bearded Reedlings were in the reeds adjacent to the sluice along the seawall.

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Norfolk 1+Parrot Crossbill still Horsford at St.Faith's Common mid a'noon TG.180.175
Norfolk no sign of Great Grey Shrike Grimston Warren near quarry by brick tower mid a'noon
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still 1pm on sea 1/2ml west of lifeboat station
Norfolk Black Brant still 1.23pm Stiffkey on saltmarsh 200yds east of car park with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk no news on 1w.Grey Phal Winterton off North Beach
Norfolk 6.Waxwings still this a'noon Kelling by bookshop in garden of old barn house +showing well. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still on sea off RNLI station at 11.55am tho distant TG.152.435
Norfolk 6.Waxwings still 10.29am Kelling by bookshop in garden of old barn house +showing well. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk 12.Twite Thornham Harbour on west side on saltmarsh by coast path near last bend
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay in exclosure east of Holkham Gap at 11.34am
Norfolk 8+Shorelarks Holkham Bay on shingle north of Holkham Gap at 11.09am
Norfolk 3.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh at 8.30am
Norfolk 6.Waxwings still Kelling by bookshop. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk Black Brant Stiffkey on saltmarsh with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard y'day south of Holme over ridge







Tuesday 6th November 2018

Highlights included a Hawfinch seen to come in off the sea during the morning, a Great Skua along the beach and a Rough-legged Buzzard hunting along the ridge to the south. Other interest in the area included c50 Redwings lingering around the scrub, 4 Fieldfares, a Mistle Thrush, 2 Chiffchaffs, 2 Bramblings, 2 Rock Pipits and 12 Twite in Thornham Harbour whilst along the east bank were 2 Stonechats and at least 5 Bearded Tits.

 Eurasian Sparrowhawk - Holme Bird Obs, November 2018 © David Bratt

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Norfolk c30.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay at east end of Holkham Gap this a'noon then flew east
Norfolk Shorelark flew over Hunstanton Cliffs
Norfolk Hawfinch Holme flew in off sea at 9.40am
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew south past Horsey
Norfolk 12.Twite Thornham harbour on posts at end of car park at 2.15pm
Norfolk no further sign of Eastern Stonechat sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane late a'noon. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT still
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail y'day Overstrand flew south over golf course
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Clippesby mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Winterton on sea this a'noon
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w still 1.25pm Winterton off North Beach opposite orange diamond (+Red-necked Grebe still +Velvet Scoter still)
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey still 1.40pm in copse opposite 2nd steps south of Nelson Head track
Norfolk 6.Waxwings Kelling opposite tea rooms at 1.15pm. Keep to public rights of way
Norfolk probable Black-necked Grebe reported Caister on sea off north beach at 8.30am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey still midday viewable from Horsey Straight (+Great White Egret)
Norfolk 24.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay on north side of dunes at 11.34am
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w still Winterton off North Beach opposite orange diamond at 12.56pm
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still 12.43pm on sea off coastguard lookout TG.152.435
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Winterton from beach car park
Norfolk 5.Waxwings Kelling opposite tea rooms at 10.53am
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 11.18am 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Kelling still opposite tea rooms at 10.38am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey still in copse opposite 2nd steps south of Nelson Head track mid morning
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets reported y'day Titchwell RSPB +8.Spoonbills
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still on sea off RNLI station at 9.45am TG.152.435
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes at north end at Bramble Hill. Lapland Bunting on beach by dunes with 2+Snow Buntings
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grimston Warren still near quarry by brick tower mid morning
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh. Purple Sand on beach

Monday 5th November 2018

Highlights today were a Red Kite drifting high over the Observatory, a Greenshank on Lavender Marsh, a Short-eared Owl in the dunes, a juvenile Peregrine, Cetti's Warbler, female Blackcap, Chiffchaff, at least 4 Stonechats, a Water Pipit trapped and ringed, 7 Twite in Thornham Harbour, 2 Redpolls, 4 Siskins and a Snow Bunting on the beach.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey still 2.08pm south of Nelson Head track opposite 2nd steps on west side of copse
Norfolk no sign of any Shorelarks Holkham Bay this morning (but 27.Snow Buntings still 2/3ml east of Holkham Gap. Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of eastern form) in brambles just west of north end of Lady Anne's Drive)
Norfolk 21.Snow Buntings Cley on beach
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Winterton off beach car park at 1pm +Velvet Scoter
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Winterton North Beach still on sea by yellow marker at 1.15pm
Norfolk Richard's Pipit 1w Trimingham still just west of clifftop wood in grass on cliff at 7.45am then flew west +no further sign by 9.15am
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w still 12.49pm Winterton just north of beach car park +showing well
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Kelling still 12.20pm opposite tea rooms
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Stiffkey over saltmarsh 1/3ml from car park early a'noon
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NWT still this morning
Norfolk Purple Sand Salthouse at Gramborough Hill still on pool
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Upton on Upton Marshes from river bank 400yds north of dyke
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w still 11.55am Winterton off North Beach opposite yellow marker +showing well
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Stiffkey flew from saltmarsh towards field by car park late morning
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Kelling still by tea rooms at 10.30am
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still 10.50am on sea off RNLI station TG.152.435
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Winterton still on beach
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Wells flew west over Beach Road at 10am
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grimston Warren still near quarry by brick tower
Norfolk report of Grey Phal Winterton was erroneous
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Winterton still on South Beach mid morning
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey still south of Nelson Head track opposite 2nd steps
Norfolk 7.Twite Thornham harbour still
Norfolk 7.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh then flew east
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Kelling still
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham again flew west past car park towards RNLI station at 7.45am

Sunday 4th November 2018

A Long-eared Owl came in off the sea and landed in pines near the NWT beach access point mid afternoon. Ten Twite were at Thornham Harbour.


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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey still 2.45pm south of Nelson Head track near pheasant enclosure viewed from seal viewing area
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still mid a'noon on sea near RNLI station
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Holme Dunes NWT flew in off sea mid a'noon
Norfolk Richard's Pipit 1w still this a'noon Trimingham 1ml west of clifftop wood in grass on cliff
Norfolk Purple Sand Titchwell RSPB still on beach
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1.45pm 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey still south of Nelson Head track in copse viewed from seal viewing area at 1.25pm
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Winterton still 1.25pm near yellow marker (+Red-necked Grebe still)
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Sheringham over fields west of golf course at 12.15pm then flew west
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 7.Waxwings Kelling till midday then flushed +no sign since
Norfolk Great White Egret Winterton North Dunes near concrete blocks at 11.45am +ringtail.Hen Harrier
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still midday on sea west of RNLI station
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Winterton still midday on sea off beach car park (+Red-necked Grebe still. Great Northern Diver still by 1st groyne)
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Thornham this morning +Spoonbill 10.Twite
Norfolk Shorelark Blakeney Point flew in off sea
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Blakeney Point late morning
Norfolk 7.Waxwings Kelling still late morning by tea shop
Norfolk Hen Harrier juv Salthouse flew west over sea off Iron Road late morning
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes late morning
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches NE of Blofield Heath at Walsham Wood then flew SE to Hemblington Churchyard mid morning
Norfolk 8.Snow Buntings Sheringham flew west past RNLI station late morning
Norfolk Lapland Bunting just east of Burnham Overy in recently harvested maize field north of A149 at 10.50am
Norfolk Shorelark Happisburgh in field 300yds west of old Coastwatch site
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Winterton still 10.45am off North Beach (+Red-necked Grebe then flew south)
Norfolk Richard's Pipit 1w still Trimingham 1ml west of clifftop wood in grass on cliff. Rough-legged Buzzard flew east at 8am (+ringtail.Hen Harrier)
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Winterton North Beach still near 2nd red post +Great Northern Diver offshore
Norfolk 9.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still east of Holkham Gap (+23.Snow Buntings ringtail.Hen Harrier)
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew west past Sheringham at 9.10am
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Cley flew west past beach car park at 9.20am
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate at 9.30am. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still 9am on sea off east end of golf course
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 4mls ENE of King's Lynn still at Roydon Common NNR tho mobile
Norfolk 8.Waxwings Kelling in village at 8.15am
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still on sea off RNLI station at 8.10am NR26 8ZZ
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton flew south along beach
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Winterton still off south beach

Saturday 3rd November 2018

On the sea today 55 Common Scoters, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 7 Gannets, a Fulmar, 19 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, a Pom Skua, a Little Auk and a Purple Sandpiper were all noted. A ring-tail Hen Harrier and a Peregrine were seen and 7 Waxwings flew over. Also of interest were 100 Fieldfares, 2 Rock Pipits, 110 Linnets, 1 male Redpoll in the pines singing, 10 Crossbills and a single Snow Bunting.

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Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Winterton still 3pm on sea off North Dunes north of north end of beach car park +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 7.Shorelarks east of Holkham Gap at 2.30pm (+35+Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 2.Rough-legged Buzzards Horsey Denes still 2.50pm
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 2.14pm
Norfolk Bonxie juv Cley offshore at 2.19pm
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Sheringham on Beech Avenue in tree at 1.30pm then flew towards Pretty Corner
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Winterton off North Dunes at 1.45pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes still 1.55pm
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1.35pm 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 4+Twite Thornham harbour still 12.30pm tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Burnham Overy still in harbour creeks at 1.17pm
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still 12.17pm on sea off RNLI station NR26 8ZZ
Norfolk Little Auk Cley flew east past Arnold's Marsh at 12.03pm
Norfolk 9.Waxwings flew over Walsey Hills NOA at 11.24am
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Grimston Warren on heather near quarry with brick-pillared tower at 11.25am tho distant +mobile
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS y'day Wells Wood still at The Dell late a'noon
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey still from seal viewing area at 10.30am (+ringtail Hen Harrier)
Norfolk Waxwing Hickling Broad NWT at Stubb Mill briefly morning (+Great White Egret 2.Common Cranes)
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Winterton still 10.45am off beach 50yds north of yellow diamond
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Sheringham on clifftop c1/3ml west of coastguards at 10.45am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes still along dune ridge north of Holmes Road gap
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Holme early morning (+10.Crossbills Snow Bunting)
Norfolk Richard's Pipit 1w still 10.30am Trimingham 1ml west of clifftop wood in grass on cliff tho elusive +Lapland Bunting
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks 1/2ml east of Holkham Gap on beach +dunes at 10.15am (+30.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Winterton again on beach opposite yellow sign at 10.05am
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk Sheringham still 10am on sea off Coastwatch building NR26 8HG
Norfolk Shorelark flew west over West Runton at 9.17am (+Water Pipit over +Hen Harrier)
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham still 9.56am on sea off edge of golf course
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 9.45am 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Richard's Pipit still Trimingham west of clifftop wood in grass on cliff at 8am but no further sign by 9.30am
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 7.Waxwings flew west over Titchwell RSPB then over Holme
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham still off start of golf course at 8.04am

Friday 2nd November 2018

A Firecrest was seen in the pines at the back of the NWT visitors centre and on the sea 1 Eider, 102 Common Scoters, a Goldeneye, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 36 Gannets, 20 Great Crested Grebes, and a Red-necked Grebe were seen on the sea. Single Spotted Redshank and Greenshank were recorded with a female Merlin hunting the marsh, a single Swallow west and 2 Stonechats along the east bank.  A Purple Sandpiper was seen on the beach and a Grey Heron came in off the sea.

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Norfolk 3.Waxwings Winterton flew north over dunes at 1pm (+Short-eared Owl. 3.Crossbills in plantation)
Norfolk 3.Rough-legged Buzzards Horsey still early a'noon viewed from layby along Horsey- Somerton road
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham still 1.40pm on sea off Whelk Coppers Tea Rooms
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham still 1.29pm on sea off The Leas drifted east
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham still 1.10pm on sea off The Leas
Norfolk 2.Rough-legged Buzzards Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey still this a'noon in bush north of Nelson Head track
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham still 12.50pm on sea off The Leas
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham still 12.10pm offshore
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Winterton drifted south offshore
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Trimingham in field west of clifftop wood
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach c1/2ml south of Dunes Cafe at 9.45am
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk c1ml west of Sheringham still off Sheringham Golf Course at 11.34am
Norfolk 5.Crossbills flew west over Briston at 10.10am
Norfolk Grey Phal Salthouse flew east past Gramborough Hill early morning
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 10.50am 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew NW over Sparham Pools at 10.15am
Norfolk 4.Rough-legged Buzzards Horsey
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB flew east over path (+5.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 3.Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey still 10.20am over Burnley Estate wood
Norfolk 3.Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey: 1.flew south towardss Winterton, 1.2nd steps, 1.over Nelson Head track
Norfolk no news on ecl.drk.King Eider Sheringham
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew south over Horsey [2nd bird]
Norfolk Pom Skua juv Titchwell RSPB flew west along beach
Norfolk 5.Snow Buntings Titchwell RSPB on beach
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard between Horsey +Winterton still at 2nd steps south of Nelson Head track
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate at 9.13am. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Wells Wood still at The Dell by kissing gate +Waxwing flew over
Norfolk Goshawk ad.male near Hevingham in woods by Stratton Stawless Hall at c7.20am
Norfolk Whinchat Titchwell RSPB in paddocks
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich still at Colney GPs tho elusive
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on Brackish Marsh at 7.49am
Norfolk Vagrant Emperor dragonfly fem y'day still 3.30pm Gorleston at James Paget Hospital

Thursday 1st November 2018

A miserable wet but mild day with little visible migration, but 2 Stonechats, 2 Rock Pipits and 10 Twite were of note at Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham still 2pm on sea near flags in line with shelter
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Sheringham early morning
Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton on roof of bungalow along back path
Norfolk 5.Velvet Scoters (4.drks) Cley off coastguards at 1.57pm
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters (1.drk) Cley off coastguards at 1.41pm
Norfolk Great White Egret west of Norwich at Colney GPs
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem/juv.drk Barton Broad still tho distant +2.Scaup
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham still 11.55am on sea east of shelter
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate at 11.15am. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Winterton drifted south offshore
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham still drifted east on sea west of lifeboat station at 10.50am tho distant
Norfolk no news on ecl.drk.King Eider Sheringham
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks 2/3ml east of Holkham Gap on beach at 9am
Norfolk 2.Siberian Chiffchaffs Winterton South Dunes below holiday camp
14:47 01/11/2018

Wednesday 31st October 2018

Two Waxwings started the day along the approach road early morning before flying off west. A Water Pipit was trapped and ringed, the third of the autumn. Other birds of note included three Long-tailed Ducks, a juvenile Pomarine Skua and a Lapland Bunting on the beach. At least one Crossbill was in Pines, a ringtail Hen Harrier arrived in over the sea and a Spotted Redshank was around the Broadwater.

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Norfolk Waxwing Salthouse in garden at Cross Street at 2.59pm then flew west
Norfolk Barred Warbler 1w Warham Greens in hedge east of whirligig this morning
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 2.40pm on sea off Two Lifeboats pub
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Wells on beach just west of beach huts this morning
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Trimingham flew over cliffs md a'noon
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 2.30pm on sea off The Leas
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea. Purple Sand on beach
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley on sea off beach car park
Norfolk Shorelark Salthouse on beach west of Beach Road at 2.03pm (+10.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 10.Shorelarks Holkham Bay on saltmarsh at 2pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes still mid a'noon +showing well
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 1.30pm on sea off The Leas
Norfolk 7+Shorelarks Holkham Bay 1/2ml east of Holkham Gap at 1pm tho mobile (+Red-necked Grebe Slav Grebe 5.Velvet Scoters)
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Happisburgh (+juv.Hen Harrier Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk 2.Rough-legged Buzzards flew east over Overstrand at 1.28pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1.25mls NNW of Winterton still 1.21pm at Winterton Holmes viewable from road north of West Somerton tho distant
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail flew east over Claxton Marshes at 12.40pm TG.345.039
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Muckleburgh Hill on north side
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey at campsite +ringtail Hen Harrier 2.Mealy Redpoll
Norfolk Arctic Tern juv flew east past Sheringham by 8.35am +11.Shags
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still midday 1/2ml E.of Salthouse +N.of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate (+Great White Egret). Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Buckenham Marshes RSPB at Mill Pool at 10.10am
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Blakeney Point still 1/3ml west of Cley beach car park at 7.30am then flew south
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes from plantation
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 11.21am on sea opposite The Two Lifeboats pub
Norfolk no sign of Coues's Arctic Redpoll Blakeney Point 1/3ml west of Cley beach car park
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Cley on sea off beach car park +ad.drk.Velvet Scoter 25.Snow Buntings +3.Shags flew west
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 10.26am just east of seawatching shelter on sea near flags
Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe at 8.15am
Norfolk Barred Warbler still Burnham Overy Dunes mid morning
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 9.50am just east of seawatching shelter on sea near flags
Norfolk 3.Waxwings flew west over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Pom Skua juv flew west past Titchwell RSPB (+10.Snow Buntings flew west)
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 9.34am on sea off toilet block
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard between Horsey +Winterton
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Holme Dunes by approach track then flew west (Water Pipit trapped +ringed. Spotted Redshank on Broadwater)
Norfolk KING EIDER drk Sheringham still 9.16am on sea off shelter
Norfolk 1+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Wells Wood still at east end near kissing gate
Norfolk KING EIDER drk flew west past Sheringham at 8.30am
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml E.of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Rd at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate 8.37am. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane. Keep out of field TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 15.probable Mealy Redpolls flew over Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Titchwell RSPB on sea at 7.58am

Tuesday 30th October 2018

A grey and wet day with interest primarily focused on the sea. An adult Sabine's Gull close in shore was arguably the best bird, with other seabirds seen that included five Red-throated and three Great Northern Divers, two Velvet Scoters, Long-tailed Duck, one Pomarine and two Artic Skuas and a single Little Auk.

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Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew west past Blakeney Point in 2.hours (+Little Gull)
Norfolk Sabine's Gull flew west past Holme Dunes at 8.30am (+drk.Long-tailed Duck 3.Great Northern Divers)
Norfolk 2.Leach's Petrels Sheringham flew east past car park above Funky Mackerel cafe 10.50-11.05am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Cley flew west past beach car park at 12.34pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Salthouse on marsh near beach
Norfolk Sabine's Gull flew past Salthouse this morning +3.Little Auks (+5.Little Gulls Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk Firecrest Waxham north of beach gap at 8.30am
Norfolk 5.Velvet Scoters Winterton
Norfolk 2.Little Auks reported y'day Gorleston
Norfolk Firecrest Warham Greens at 10.31am
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Sheringham flew east past East Promenade at 11am
Norfolk Firecrest Titchwell RSPB at Fen Trail
Norfolk 4.Little Auks Cley flew west past beach car park 7.30-10am
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Winterton +Pom Skua
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew east past Sheringham +Little Auk flew west
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Blakeney Point still 9.55am 1/3ml west of Cley beach car park (+Mealy Redpoll) (not 2.Coues's Arctic Redpolls)
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sheringham on sea at 9.58am
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Blakeney Point still 1/3ml west of Cley beach car park

Monday 29th October 2018

On and around the reserve there at least 12 Crossbills in the Pines, four Bearded Reedlings along the edge of the Broadwater and Short-eared Owl and Merlin over the Grazing Marsh. Along the beach there were a flock of around 25 Snow Buntings and a Lapland Bunting with the six Shorelark still present on the beach near the Golf course. The sea produced counts of 18 Eider, 3 Little auks, and single Sabine's Gull, Long-tailed Duck, Slavonian Grebe and Great Northern Diver.

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Norfolk 6.Shorelarks still Holme Dunes NWT on beach east of golf course this a'noon
Norfolk probable Arctic Redpoll Winterton North Dunes in bushes near totem pole
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey south of A149 along path by flood
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Morston by pond near start of Langham Road
Norfolk 3.Long-tailed Ducks flew south past Waxham this morning +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 1pm NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp in scrub on east side of mound
Norfolk 1+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Wells Woods still 3pm at puddles on main track tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Waxham this morning
Norfolk RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL still 2.45pm Titchwell RSPB in suaeda by main path tho elusive
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp. 3.Little Auks flew west 7.10am-12.40pm +Lapland Bunting flew east
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Horsey still mid a'noon in oak in willow scrub west of coast path c400yds north of car park
Norfolk 2.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Blakeney Point c300yds west of Cley beach car park mid a'noon
Norfolk RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL again mid a'noon Titchwell RSPB in suaeda by main path tho elusive
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Wells Woods this morning with c60.Lesser Redpolls tho mobile (for 2nd day)
Norfolk no further sign of Little Auk Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk no further sign of Red-flanked Bluetail Titchwell RSPB on path c100yds south of beach by 12.50pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Waxham flew SE over Shangri-La chalet at 12.30pm
Norfolk Barred Warbler still early a'noon Burnham Overy Dunes at east end +Waxwing ove
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew north over Horsey Gap at 12.20pm (Long-eared Owl in oak in willow scrub west of coast path c400yds north of car park)
Norfolk Little Auk flew east past Holme at c11.50am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL Titchwell RSPB on path c100yds south of beach at 12.10pm
Norfolk Pom Skua flew west past Burnham Overy Dunes (+Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk probable White-tailed Eagle juv flew east over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB late morning
Norfolk Barred Warbler still Burnham Overy Dunes at east end at 11.15am (+Short-eared Owl)
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle juv Norwich flew NE over Broadlands Business Park at c10.47am
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Blakeney Point midway between beach car park +Halfway House near wreck
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Blakeney Point midway between beach car park +Halfway House near wreck
Norfolk 12.Snow Buntings Winterton still by groyne.58
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT stil
Norfolk Little Auk Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at 10.33am
Norfolk 2.Siberian Chiffchaffs Wells Woods +Mealy Redpoll Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings Warham Greens flew west over Garden Drove at 9.20am (+Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form) +Hen Harrier)
Norfolk WHITE-BILLED DIVER Cley NWT flew east past beach car park at 9.20am
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane from 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane. Keep out of field TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Cley flew west along A149 at 8.40am
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Great White Egret Potter Heigham on Marsh Road on pond opposite Hall Farm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +Short-eared Owl flew in off sea
Norfolk Hawfinch Great Yarmouth Cemetery flew towards south section at 8.10am
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Winterton
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm flew SSW over Salthouse Heath viewed from Walsey Hills NOA at 7.46am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Weybourne over sea drifting west at 7.39am

Sunday 28th October 2018

Highlights on the sea today were 417 Brent Geese, 297 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 167 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 210 Common Scoters, 1 Goldeneye, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 69 Gannets, 22 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Pom Skua, 2 Great Skuas, 3 Little Auks, 12 Guillemots, 74 Kittiwakes, 2 Little Gulls, and a Glaucous Gull. A Short-eared Owl was of note and a Peregrine was hunting mid afternoon, 2 Woodcock were around the reserve, and 50+ Goldcrests, 1 Chiffchaff, 2,379 Starlings, 39 Blackbirds, 687 Fieldfares, 4 Song Thrushes, 76 Redwings, 2 Stonechats, 6 Shorelarks, 1 Grey Wagtail, 9 Rock Pipits, 6 Bramblings, 1 Mealy and 14 Redpolls, 3 Crossbills, 2 Siskins and 28 Snow Buntings were also recorded during the day.

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Norfolk 3.Little Auks Waxham (+2.Short-eared Owls)
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Warham Greens flew east late a'noon
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Great Yarmouth Cemetery early a'noon
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at 2.15pm
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew west past Holme at c2.50pm
Norfolk 12.Snow Buntings Eccles mid a'noon
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still mid a'noon 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane. Keep out of field TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv flew west past Weybourne Camp this morning (+Little Gull Arctic Tern Short-eared Owl)
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holme Dunes NWT on beach by golf course mid a'noon
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Cromer on High Street taken into care this morning then released
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew north past Sea Palling at 1.50pm
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk flew past Mundesley mid a'noon
Norfolk Glaucous Gull imm flew west past Holme 8am-11am +2.Little Auks Pom Skua (+Red-necked Grebe Slav Grebe)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at Meals House still this a'noon +probable Siberian Chiffchaff
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Holkham on pond this a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods 1/2ml NE of The Lookout cafe at 1.15pm
Norfolk 1.place wanted on flight to Fair Isle tomorrow tel.Dave 07941-744754
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk till 12.35pm Sea Palling on sea off northern reef then flew north +no further sign by 1.10pm
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew west past Sheringham 6.30-9.25am +4.Pom Skuas (+Red-necked Grebe 4.Great Northern Divers Arctic Tern 15.Little Gulls Long-eared Owl Short-eared Owl)
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still early a'noon 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane. Keep out of field TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Holkham this morning (+3.Velvet Scoters)
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk still 12.20pm Sea Palling on sea off northern reef. Use car park +walk NW along beach cTG.418.287
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Warham Greens on Garden Drove early a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Little Gull ad Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines behind Washington Hide at 11.55am [heard only]
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still late morning 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Sheringham flew in off sea +Arctic Tern
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Brancaster in scrub by golf course just before valley at 11.30am
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk still 11.30am Sea Palling on sea off northern reef. Use car park +walk NW along beach cTG.418.287
Norfolk Pom Skua ad.pale morph Titchwell RSPB flew west along beach late morning
Norfolk KING EIDER ecl.drk Sea Palling on sea off northern reef at 11.10am. Use car park +walk NW along beach cTG.418.287
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew past Winterton +2.Little Auks (+5.Little Gulls)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines north of crosstracks still 11am
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Sheringham in scrub on slope by east promenade at 11.05am then flew west
Norfolk Barred Warbler still 10.55am Burnham Overy Dunes at east end
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB flew west over visitor centre at c10.55am
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Scratby (+2.Velvet Scoters 3+Little Gulls)
Norfolk Slav Grebe flew west past Titchwell RSPB +4.Velvet Scoters Little Gull
Norfolk Little Auk flew south past Winterton 8.15am-10am (+3.Velvet Scoters)
Norfolk 17.Waxwings Holkham Pines flew west along SW end at 10.28am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard reported Potter Heigham
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Thornham flew in off sea
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Great Yarmouth at 8.50am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv flew over Burnham Overy Dunes mid morning [2nd bird]
Norfolk Glaucous Gull imm flew west past Burnham Overy Dunes at 9.40am +Little Auk on sea
Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes at east end
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods: 1.in SE corner of Dell, 1.in birches by 1st bench
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley NWT flew west past beach car park by 9am +10.Little Auks (+Velvet Scoter 6.Short-eared Owls). 2w.Glaucous Gull flew east at c8am
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Sheringham at 8.58am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at c9am
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Thornham in field then flew SW
Norfolk Little Auk flew past Mundesley
Norfolk Little Auk flew north past Heacham North Beach +3.Pom Skuas (+3.Long-tailed Ducks)
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv Cley NWT flew west past beach car park by 8.30am +2.Little Auks 3.Pom Skuas (+3.Short-eared Owls)
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme flew in off sea
Norfolk WHITE-BILLED DIVER Cley NWT flew west past beach car park at 7.30am
Norfolk 2.Little Auks Gorleston off pier: 1.on sea, 1.flew north at 7.20am
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holme Dunes NWT still on beach by golf course
Norfolk Black-throated Diver y'day Cley NWT flew past beach car park
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Hellesdon flew west over Braeford Close at 6.53am

Saturday 27th October 2018

Seawatching today produced 298 Wigeon, 179 Teal, 12 Pintail, 2 Eiders, a Tufted Duck, 162 Common Scoters, 7 Velvet Scoters, 18 Goldeneye, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 7 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Fulmars, 5 Manx Shearwaters, 143 Gannets, 28 Great Crested Grebes, 63 Pom Skuas, 2 Arctic Skuas, 70 Bonxies, 3 Little Auks past west, one Guillemot and 219 Auk sp, 583 Kittiwakes, and 4 Short-eared Owls in off the sea. Also of interest were 2 Redpolls trapped and ringed, and 30+ Bramblings and 2 Rock Pipits passing overhead.

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Norfolk Leach's Petrel Cley NWT flew past beach car park 1.50-2.40pm +Little Auk 10.Pom Skuas (+Slav Grebe)
Norfolk 30+Pom Skuas flew past Holme +Little Auk (+4.Short-eared Owls Slav Grebe Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk Grey Phal flew past Cley
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines by crosstracks at 1.30pm
Norfolk Slav Grebe Weybourne on sea off campsite at 2.15pm
Norfolk 3.Pom Skuas flew past Winterton late morning/ early a'noon +2.Little Auks (+4+Velvet Scoters Little Gull)
Norfolk 7.Pom Skuas flew south past Waxham 10am-midday (+4.Arctic Skuas 2.Bonxies Great Northern Diver). Little Auk flew north (+Manx S'water Sooty S'water) Also probable large s'water flew south
Norfolk Norfolk Bird +Mammal Report 2017 now available from Cley NWT visitor centre
Norfolk Pom Skua ad Salthouse on shingle at end of Beach Road at 1.55pm
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Warham Greens in hedge east of Garden Drove viewed from Garden Drove at 2pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Warham Greens viewed from Whirligig at 1.15pm. Walk west from Stiffkey Campsite car park for 1/2ml NR23 1QF cTF.956.438
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew past Sheringham by 12.30pm (+Black Guillemot Little Gull Red-necked Grebe 3.Scaup Great Northern Diver)Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1.18pm 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane tho distant. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 10.Short-eared Owls Sheringham flew in off sea by 11am
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 12.40pm 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane tho distant. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 3.Little Auks Bacton on sea +5.Grey Phals past 10.50am-12.10pm (+5.Scaup Short-eared Owl)
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Sheringham flew west past east end of at 7.32am. Little Auk flew west at 11.30am. 23.Pom Skuas by midday
Norfolk 2.Little Auks flew past Winterton this morning
Norfolk Grey Phal flew west past Salthouse 11.10am-11.50am +Little Auk 8.Pom Skuas (+Great Northern Diver)
Norfolk Little Auk flew north past Winterton 7.30am-10.30am (+4.Scaup 3.Velvet Scoters)
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Thetford at Nunnery Lakes this morning
Norfolk 18.Pom Skuas flew past Titchwell RSPB (+3.Short-eared Owls flew in off sea)
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Long-eared Owl Cley NWT flew in off sea +Short-eared Owl 2.Snow Buntings 2.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk 6+Pom Skuas flew past Titchwell RSPB +Little Auk
Norfolk Pom Skua Stiffkey flew east from saltmarsh at 11.15am
Norfolk Pom Skua Cley on beach at coastguards at 10.51am
Norfolk lift offered to Land's End leaving c10pm (2.places) tel.Rob 01603-219119
Norfolk 7.Pom Skuas flew west past Cley
Norfolk Little Auk flew north past Winterton
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew past Gorleston +Short-eared Owl flew in off sea +Snow Bunting flew north along beach
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Stiffkey c500yds west of campsite at 9.31am
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua juv flew west past Cley at 9.25am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wymondham near abbey [heard only]
Norfolk 10.Pom Skuas flew past Holme by 9am (+Slav Grebe Manx S'waters 15.Bonxies)
Norfolk Little Auk flew west past Sheringham at 8.25am +5.Pom Skuas
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane at 9am. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 3.Little Auks flew west past Cley by 8.52am
Norfolk 4.Pom Skuas flew past Titchwell RSPB (+3.Short-eared Owls flew in off sea)
Norfolk BLACK-THROATED THRUSH male Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill 8.15am-8.25am then flew south inland

Friday 26th October 2018

Seawatching was excellent today with a marked passage of Pom Skuas. Totals included 76 Brents, 62 Wigeon, 67 Teal, 37 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneye, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Goosander, 3 Red-throated Divers, 14 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Slavonian Grebe, 1 Manx Shearwater, 187 Gannets, 166 Pom Skuas, 2 Arctic Skuas, 8 Great Skuas, 191 Kittiwakes, 5 Guillemots, an adult Arctic Tern, 2 Marsh Harriers, 4 Snipe and 15 Fieldfares in off.

Also of interest today were a Short-eared Owl on the NWT reserve, 3 Woodcock on the NOA, a Waxwing over calling, and 2 Shorelark off the Golf Course.

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Norfolk 5.Pom Skuas flew south past Hopton-on-Sea early a'noon (+2.Scaup)
Norfolk 121.Pom Skuas flew past Titchwell RSPB by 3.45pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 9.Pom Skuas flew past Hunstanton at 2.50pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew NW past Sidestrand early morning
Norfolk 13+Pom Skuas flew past Titchwell RSPB at c2.40pm +possible Roseate Tern
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters flew west past Blakeney Point at 12.39pm
Norfolk 5.Pom Skuas flew past Eccles
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1pm 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane on slope by 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Winterton on sea off beach car park at 12.50pm
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea at 11.17am
Norfolk 10.Crossbills flew west over Beeston Common
Norfolk 34.Pom Skuas flew west past Holme. Shorelark on beach
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes beyond path across golf course at 10.45am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB along Meadow Trail c40yds from visitor centre
Norfolk 4.Pom Skuas flew east past Sheringham by 9am (+2.Velvet Scoters 2.Great Northern Divers)
Norfolk Spoonbill Morston at 9.34am at high tide
Norfolk Hawfinch Great Yarmouth flew west over cemetery at 9.31am
Norfolk 69.Pom Skuas flew west past Titchwell RSPB by 10.45am
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane on slope by 2nd gate at 10.08am. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 23.Pom Skuas flew past Titchwell RSPB by 9.30am
Norfolk Jack Snipe Cromer flew in off sea +landed at base of cliffs just west of promenade
Norfolk 4.Waxwings flew west over Overstrand at 8.45am
Norfolk 3.Pom Skuas flew west past Titchwell RSPB

Thursday 25th October 2018

Five Waxwings in the NOA car park early afternoon were a nice surprise, though with several noted locally earlier in the morning perhaps not totally unexpected. A flock seven Crossbills were in the western edge of the pines for the majority of the day, though largely elusive. A late Swallow also spent an hour around the Observatory early morning. On the sea there were single Great Northern and Red throated Divers, Velvet Scoter, Pomarine and Arctic Skua plus three Slavonian Grebes and counts of  161 Gannets and 17 Kittiwakes.

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Norfolk Short-eared Owl Waxham in dunes at 8.20am +Snow Bunting flew north +2.Great Northern Divers flew south
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew west over Wells at 1.15pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne Camp
Norfolk possible Black-browed Albatross on Tuesday flew east past Salthouse at 11am
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 11.44am 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane on slope by 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum under beeches
Norfolk Hen Harrier ad.male Snettisham RSPB at 8.30am then flew north
Norfolk 2.Waxwings flew south over Hunstanton by 9.20am
Norfolk Waxwing Hunstanton in garden
Norfolk Waxwing Holme
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels west of Dereham flew SW over Hulver Hill
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods still by main track 200yds from car park at 9.45am tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Salthouse by A149 Coast Road/ Beach Road junction at 9.40am
Norfolk Waxwing Titchwell RSPB flew west over car park at 8.05am
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers Cley flew west past beach car park at 9.15am
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 9.18am 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane +Lapland Bunting (+S-e.Owl). Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane on slope by 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW

Wenesday 24th October 2018

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Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Norton still at 5.45pm
Norfolk 1+Ring Ouzel Titchwell RSPB flew thru this morning
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Felbrigg Hall NT
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB in car park at 5pm
Norfolk possible Surf Scoter flew west past Sheringham this morning with 2.Velvet Scoters
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Horsey in ditches by road. Short-eared Owl along road south of windpump
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods 200yds west of car park by 2nd dog bin at 3.15pm
Norfolk 6.Common Cranes Waxham in fields west of Waxham Barn this a'noon
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 3.05pm 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane on slope by 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters flew west past Cley coastguards at 3pm
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 2.25pm 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane on slope by 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Shorelark Winterton North Dunes still (4.Velvet Scoters on sea. Siberian Chiffchaff in South Valley below Hermanus in sycamores)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods 200yds west of car park on south side of main track at 1.47pm
Norfolk Purple Sand Titchwell RSPB on mussel beds
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still this a'noon 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane on slope by 2nd gate. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters flew past Waxham 8.30am-9.40am +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 12.Crossbills flew west over Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Holkham Freshmarsh still by digger from Joe Jordan Hide at 11.50am
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Winterton North Beach on sea
Norfolk Waxwing Great Yarmouth flew north over Asda car park (Garganey Breydon Water at east end)
Norfolk Waxwing Great Yarmouth flew north over Asda car park (Garganey Breydon Water at east end)
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane on slope by 2nd gate at 8.20am. Access from west entrance to Meadow Lane TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe west past Titchwell RSPB

Tuesday 23rd October 2018

On the sea today 4 Eiders, 90 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, 2 Manx Shearwaters, 120 Gannets, 4 Great Skuas, 9 Guillemots and 2 Little Gulls were all recorded.

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Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 2.46pm 1/2ml east of Salthouse north of A149 Coast Road at Meadow Lane on slope by 2nd gate TG.085.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Holkham Gap (+Snow Bunting)
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide at 1.22pm tho distant
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines still near Washington Hide at 1.03pm +Great White Egret still
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Holkham Freshmarsh still by digger from Joe Jordan Hide at 12.38pm
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 12.20pm between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow N.of A149 at Meadow Lane TG.084.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 11.30am between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow N.of A149 at Meadow Lane TG.084.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Atlantic Canada Goose (nominate form canadensis) ad east of Weybourne again south of A149 in field by railway at 10.40am with Pink-footed Geese then flew off
Norfolk Shorelark Winterton North Dunes still 11.06am on beach at Little Tern colony between red markers
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow N.of A149 at Meadow Lane by 1st gate TG.084.437 NR25 7XW
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Shorelark Winterton North Dunes still on beach
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers flew west past Sheringham at 9.13am
Norfolk no news on 1w.male Eastern Stonechat sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow N.of A149 +200yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers flew west past Trimingham
Norfolk Water Pipit y'day 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW

Monday 22nd October 2018

Highlights were on the sea today with 34 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, 9 Red-throated Divers, a Manx Shearwater, 122 Gannets, 22 Great Crested Grebes, Arctic and Great Skua, 20 Guillemots, 2 Sandwich Terns and 19 Kittiwakes. Two Cetti's Warblers were trapped and a single Swallow, male Stonechat, Rock Pipit, 2 Redpolls, 3 Siskins and a Crossbill were also of note.

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Norfolk Shorelark Winterton North Beach
Norfolk Atlantic Canada Goose (nominate form canadensis) ad east of Weybourne again in field south of A149 at 10.35am with 1,000.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 3.02pm NE of Salthouse on fence at Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew west past Stiffkey at 2.20pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew west past Weybourne Camp 7.50-9.50am
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Winterton South Dunes still below Hermanus Restaurant +showing well
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 12.10pm between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 +300yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 11.30am between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 +300yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Holkham Freshmarsh still by digger from Joe Jordan Hide
Norfolk still no sign of 1w.Brown Shrike NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp on SE side of scrape by 11am. Park at north end of Beach Lane in beach car park then walk west for 1/2ml. Access £1 thru gate; don't climb over fence NR25 7AH
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines still along main track c200yds east of west end late morning
Norfolk Weybourne: mobile phone lost y'day tel 01992-572050 if found
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 +300yds east of west end of Meadow Lane at 9.20am TG.084.437
Norfolk no sign of Eastern Stonechat sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 by Meadow Lane by 9am TG.084.437
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Park at south end of lake
Norfolk no news on Eastern Stonechat sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 +300yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk 1+Y-br.Wblr Winterton South Dunes still
Norfolk again no sign of 1w.Brown Shrike NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp on SE side of scrape by 8am. Park at north end of Beach Lane in beach car park then walk west for 1/2ml. Access £1 thru gate; don't climb over fence NR25 7AH
Norfolk no news on 1w.Brown Shrike NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp

Sunday 21st October 2018

A Short-eared Owl flew in off the sea and landed on the grazing marsh on the NWT reserve. A female Red-crested Pochard was on the Broadwater and 3 Water Rails, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 6 Bearded Tits, 4 Swallows, 2 Chiffchaffs, a male Stonechat, 4 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings and 3 Siskins were also of note. A Shorelark was on the beach west of the Golf Course and a Yellow-browed Warbler was heard at the west end of the NOA reserve.

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Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) still 3.45pm Weybourne 1/2ml east of windmill in field south of A149 with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Barred Warbler still 3.22pm Blakeney Point in Lifeboat House garden briefly. Do not enter garden
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Winterton South Dunes still mid a'noon below Hermanus Restaurant
Norfolk Firecrest Wells Woods at west end of Dell at 2.22pm
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Ingoldisthorpe at 2.34pm
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 2.06pm between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 +300yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew west over Holme Dunes NWT at 1.53pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Warham Greens at 9am
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham still
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Welney WWT
Norfolk BROWN SHRIKE 1w still 1.03pm NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp by scrape just east of pine copse. Park at north end of Beach Lane in beach car park then walk west for 1/2ml. Access £1 thru gate; don't climb over fence NR25 7AH
Norfolk BROWN SHRIKE 1w still 12.58pm NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp by scrape just east of pine copse tho distant. Park at north end of Beach Lane in beach car park then walk west for 1/2ml NR25 7AH
Norfolk BROWN SHRIKE 1w still midday NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp by scrape. Park at north end of Beach Lane in beach car park then walk west for 1/4ml NR25 7AH
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Holkham Freshmarsh by digger from Joe Jordan Hide at 11.47am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew over Salthouse (Short-eared Owl Gramborough Hill)
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew over Salthouse (Short-eared Owl Gramborough Hill)
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NWT flew over The Firs at 11.19am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB flew west over freshmarsh at 11.28am
Norfolk BROWN SHRIKE 1w still 11.25am NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp by scrape tho elusive. Park at north end of Beach Lane in beach car park then walk west for 1/4ml NR25 7AH
Norfolk Shorelark Holme Dunes NWT still 200yds west of track across golf course at 10.42am (+Short-eared Owl)
Norfolk repeat: BROWN SHRIKE NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp by scrape at 10.47am (not Red-backed Shrike)
MEGA Norfolk BROWN SHRIKE NW of Weybourne at Weybourne Camp by scrape at 10.47am (not Red-backed Shrike)
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Winterton South Dunes below Hermanus Restaurant +Siberian Chiffchaff Redstart Black Redstart
Norfolk Cattle Egret Martham Pit
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew east over Thornham Marsh
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) Weybourne 1/2ml east of windmill in stubble field south of road at 9.52am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Blakeney Point at 9.34am +fem.Hen Harrier
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy Dunes east of boardwalk at 9am
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Weybourne at Weybourne Camp by scrape at 8.20am (+Short-eared Owl flew in off sea)
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still 9.14am between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 100yds east of Beach Road TG.084.437
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods by main path SE of The Dell
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's Stonechat) 1w.male still between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 200yds east of west end of Meadow Lane at 8.15am tho distant TG.084.437
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) still Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 7.25am then flew east with 3,000.Pink-footed Geese

Saturday 20th October 2018

Vis mig was good in the morning, and ringing highlights were 2 Water Pipits trapped and ringed, and a Rock Pipit also caught with a Swedish ring! Of particular interest were a Great White Egret east, a Hobby, 10+ Bearded Tits, 30 Skylarks, 4 Shorelarks on the beach west of the track across the Golf Course, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers still near the NWT payhut, 2,500 Starlings coming out of a roost at Thornham early morning, a single Fieldfare near the first hide on the NOA reserve, 10 Redwings, a male Stonechat along the east bank, 4 Pied Wagtails, 65 Meadow Pipits, 3 Rock Pipits, 8 Bramblings, 2 Bullfinches, 75 Linnets and 4 Twite at Thornham Harbour, 2 Redpolls, 2 Siskins and 15 Reed Buntings also counted.

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Norfolk Short-eared Owl Thornham over sheep field between The Green +sea wall at 3.20pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Kelling Water Meadow on sea drifted east at 3.25pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton in garden mid a'noon
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk flew west past Kelling Water Meadow at 2.58pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Horsey near Nelson Head track mid a'noon
Norfolk 4.Twite Thornham harbour
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's) 1w.male still 1.20pm between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 200yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Brancaster flew west over north end of Gypsy Lane at c12.30pm (+3.Y-br.Wblrs)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton North Dunes still
Norfolk Barred Warbler still Blakeney Point in Lifeboat House garden. Do not enter garden
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's) 1w.male still 12.34pm between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 200yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's) 1w.male still 11.45am between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 200yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB this morning
Norfolk Shorelark Holme Dunes NWT still c200yds west of track thru golf course
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills cTF.925.458
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Docking by B1153 in bushes by Docking House
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT flew west over West Bank at 10.50am (+ringtail.Hen Harrier then flew west)
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's) 1w.male still 10.40am between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 200yds east of west end of Meadow Lane TG.084.437
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Winterton South Dunes +Black Redstart
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's) 1w.male still 9.30am between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 by Meadow Lane then flushed
Norfolk no further sign of Eastern Stonechat sp (probably Stejneger's) between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 by Meadow Lane mid morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines near west end
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines by crosstracks
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Norton
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (probably Stejneger's) 1w.male still between Salthouse +Kelling Water Meadow north of A149 by Meadow Lane
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines between Meals House +crosstracks
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at Meals House still

Friday 19th October 2018

A good day for vis mig with 35 Goldcrests, 20 Blue Tits, 12 Great Tits, 15 Bearded Tits, a Cetti's Warbler, 20 Long-tailed Tits, a male Blackcap, a Common Whitethroat, 8 Blackbirds, 4 Song Thrush, 25 Redwings, 7 Robins, a Stonechat, 4 House Sparrows, 3 Pied Wagtails, 73 Meadow Pipits, 5 Rock Pipits, 6 Bramblings, 2 Siskins and 18 Reed Buntings logged during the day. Two Twite were seen in Thornham Harbour and a Lapland Bunting flew over west. Also of interest were a Snipe and a Spotted Redshank over the grazing marsh and 3 Great White Egrets flying west just across the Broadwater.

Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard passing low over the hide - Walsey Hills, October 2018 © David Bratt

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1ml east of Cley again c3.45pm just south of A149 over Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard flew east over Salthouse at c3.35pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Happisburgh Common +Pied Fly
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets flew west over Titchwell RSPB mid a'noon. Y-br.Wblr still by Island Hide
Norfolk EASTERN STONECHAT sp (Siberian or Stejneger's) Kelling at Meadow Lane mid a'noon tho mobile
Norfolk Hawfinch Snettisham at Ken Hill Wood c250yds north of car park at midday
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Winterton North Dunes +Black Redstart
Norfolk 2.Black Redstarts Horsey/ Winterton +Dartford Wblr
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Warham Greens flew west past Warham Pit
Norfolk 2.Woodlarks flew south over Snettisham Coastal Park late morning
Norfolk Waxwing flew west over East Runton at 1.20pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens SW of Whirligig near ruin
Norfolk lift wanted to Cornwall this evng tel.Richard 07789-192802
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard 1ml east of Cley just south of A149 flew SE over Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew SE past Sidestrand
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines towards west end
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Stiffkey flew over marsh towards Morston
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes y'day West Somerton in bare field
Norfolk Waxwing Titchwell RSPB still 12.05pm in main car park [heard only]
Norfolk Waxwing Titchwell RSPB in overflow car park then flew west at 11.50am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Holme flew west towards village
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Titchwell RSPB in picnic area at 6.45am. Y-br.Wblr by Island Hide
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr West Runton on Water Lane by caravan site entrance
Norfolk 2.Twite Thornham harbour
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Horsey in garden
Norfolk Bluethroat Blakeney Point at Long Hills
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Salthouse east of Iron Road near reeds
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Deepdale in trees opposite One Stop Nature shop briefly then flew north over houses towards coast path at 9.50am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery in north section
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Barred Warbler Blakeney Point in Lifeboat House garden +showing well. Do not enter garden
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Snettisham RSPB over saltmarsh at south end then on post at 8.33am +Lapland Bunting over
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Dunes still at Gun Hill at 8.32am then flew SW inland

Thursday 18th October 2018

Highlights today were 3 Water Rails calling from the Broadwater, 4 Bearded Tits along the east bank, a single Swallow passing through, 3 Cetti's Warblers, a Yellow-browed Warbler at the west end of the reserve, single Chiffchaff, a Whitethroat trapped and ringed, a male Stonechat also on the east bank, a Wheatear on the grazing marsh, 6 Rock Pipits, 21 Bramblings, 8 Siskins and a Snow Bunting along the beach.

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Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Dunes still 3.10pm c100yds west of boardwalk
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 1+Ring Ouzel Beeston Bump south of pit
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy on pool at junction of paths
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Horsey Gap in bushes at c10am
Norfolk still no further sign of Y-br.Wblr Thetford at Nun's Bridges early a'noon
Norfolk 4+Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines this morning
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines still beyond Meals House at midday
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Dunes still 1.40pm c200yds east of start of boardwalk in bush south of fence
Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings Salthouse flew west over Gramborough Hill early a'noon
Norfolk Black Brant (or hybrid) flew west past Kelling at 1.20pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk again no sign of Two-barred Greenish Warbler Holkham Pines (but 2+Y-br.Wblrs)
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Dunes still 1.10pm at end of boardwalk
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Dunes midway between Holkham Pines +boardwalk at 12.50pm tho mobile
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Great Yarmouth Cemetery briefly +Y-br.Wblr still
Norfolk Ring Ouzel ad.male Glandford at Cley Spy in meadow briefly
Norfolk Hawfinch Old Hunstanton flew inland at 10.15am
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods still by campsite at 10.34am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth in sycamores by surgery on Tar Works Road
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Thetford at Nun's Bridges early morning but no further sign by 9.55am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB along Meadow Trail. 2.Spotted Redshanks freshmarsh
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Beeston Common along south path south thru gardens
Norfolk 1+Y-br.Wblr Hunstanton in corner of Tesco car park. Y'day 2.Y-br.Wblrs

Wednesday 17th October 2018

Highlights today were 4 Pintail west, 60 Common Scoters, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 6 Gannets, 14 Great Crested Grebes and a Great Skua offshore. A ring-tail Hen Harrier was seen and a Green Sandpiper was a late record, with Tawny, Barn and Short-eared Owls all recorded and a Kingfisher also of note. A Peregrine was of interest and 6 Shorelark were again on the beach. Also of interest were a single Swallow, 2 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, single Fieldfare, 10 Song Thrushes, 30 Redwings, 3 Mistle Thrushes, 20 Robins, 2 Stonechats, 60 Meadow Pipits, 4 Rock Pipits, a Water Pipit, 2 Bramblings and 10 Siskins.

Tuesday 16th October 2108

The highlight today was a first year Common Rosefinch trapped and ringed early morning, a Yellow-browed Warbler was on the reserve with a second by the NWT pay hut. The flock of Shorelark flock also increased to twelve birds. Visible migration was evident for most of the morning with the largest counts of over 3,000 of Starlings 1200 Redwings, 120 Siskin. Other highlights included a flyover over flock of 23 Crossbills, a ringtail Hen Harrier and a Short-eared Owl.
1st year Common Rosefinch.
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Norfolk no further sign of probable Two-barred Greenish Warbler Holkham Pines c1ml west of north end of Lady Anne's Drive 100yds north of crosstracks by 1.50pm (but 2.Y-br.Wblrs. Y-br.Wblr 300yds west of crosstracks) cTF.875.452
Norfolk 4.Y-br.Wblrs Great Yarmouth Cemetery +Ring Ouzel
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Happisburgh
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Beeston Bump in trees by dirt track at 1.25pm
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Stiffkey on saltmarsh still +juv.Spoonbill flew east at 1.10pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel flew west over Beeston Bump
Norfolk probable Two-barred Greenish Warbler again 1pm Holkham Pines c1ml west of north end of Lady Anne's Drive 100yds north of crosstracks cTF.875.452
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Winterton South Dunes in willow below garden north of Eva's Lookout at 11.25am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Thornham Harbour on fence west of car park
Norfolk no further sign of reported Two-barred Greenish Warbler Holkham Pines near crosstracks by 12.40pm
Norfolk Common Rosefinch Blakeney Point at lifeboat station gardenNorfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at west end early a'noon
Norfolk Beautiful Marbled moth Hempstead-by-Holt trapped last night +Spoladea recurvalis moth
Norfolk Pied Fly Stiffkey at Campsite Wood
Norfolk unconfirmed report of Two-barred Greenish Warbler Holkham Pines near crosstracks
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey at Campsite Wood still
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Holme NOA
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew over Wells Woods
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Warham Greens just west of Warham Pit flew inland at 11am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme Dunes NWT in pines by entrance hut late morning
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Warham Greens in Warham Pit at 10.45am
Norfolk Hawfinch between Hunstanton +Holme
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still 4.5mls WNW of Norwich at New Costessey south of A1074 Dereham Road at The Hampdens estate at Victory Grove. No parking on Victory Grove NR5 0US
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holme Dunes NWT still on beach by golf course mid morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Salthouse in scrub opposite Iron Road mid morning
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Warham Greens at Garden Drove still north of concrete pad at 10am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells along footpath by Pinewoods Caravan Park
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Overy 200yds north of A149 along track to dunes mid morning cTF.852.440
Norfolk Common Rosefinch Holme NOA trapped +ringed
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Old Hunstanton in pines by The Ancient Mariner Inn

Monday 15th October 2018

Another northerly blast produced little on the sea but 27 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes, a Purple Sandpiper, and 3 Arctic Skuas were observed. A ring-tail Hen Harrier was of note and a Common Tern flew along the Broadwater, a Green Sandpiper and a Greenshank were of interest and 6 Shorelark and 4 Snow Buntings were recorded on the beach off the Golf Course. Also seen were 16 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, a Ring Ouzel, 4 Song Thrushes, 25 Redwings, a female Redstart, 3 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings and 3 Redpoll sp.

First-winter female Common Redstart in the hand - Holme Bird Obs, October 2018 © David Bratt

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines beyond Joe Jordan Hide by main path at crosstracks at 3.40pm
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holme Dunes NWT still opposite entrance by car park at golf course (+4.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Wells Wood near The Dell
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Cley NWT on beach 200yds east of coastguards at 1.33pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Warham Greens flew west over whirligig at 1.44pm
Norfolk Jack Snipe 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA on Snipes Marsh at 1.46pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham 100yds south of Sahngr-la chalet this morning +Short-eared Owl flew over
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Snettisham by path by last lagoon opposite chalets
Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB still 12.10pm on freshmarsh from Island |Hide
Norfolk Pallas's Wblr y'day Hemsby (+Y-br.Wblr)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Cromer
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Happisburgh in garden of big house opposite Post Office at 10am
Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Trimingham
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Great Yarmouth Cemetery: 2.in south section; 1.in churchyard
Norfolk 1+Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holme NWT still 10.20am on beach opposite golf course (+3.Snow Buntings +Purple Sand between Gore Point +golf course)
Norfolk Balearic S'water Cley flew east at 10.04am with Manx S'waters
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holme NWT on beach opposite golf course at 9.30am
Norfolk Grey Phal Cley flew east along beach past coastguards at 9.53am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pine near crosstracks at 9.14am +Osprey
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua juv Cley flew west past coastguards close inshore at 9.30am +Pom Skua earlier