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

Sunday 14th October 2018

Heavy rain hampered birding today but a Yellow-browed Warbler was still calling from willows in front of the Firs NWT, and ringing included a male Stonechat, 18 Meadow Pipits, 9 Reed Buntings, Goldfinch and Dunnock, with 41 birds caught before the rain started.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Horsey at Nelson Head. Y-br.Wblr Waxham at pipe dump. Black Redstart Waxham boardwalk track
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Horsey at Nelson Head. Y-br.Wblr Waxham at pipe dump. Black Redstart Waxham boardwalk track
Norfolk 2+Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines between Burham Overy Dunes +Joe Jordan Hide at 1.08pm with tit flock
Norfolk Caspian Gull Great Cressingham
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Sidestrand offshore +Y-br.Wblr
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Happisburgh in garden of last house before Coast Watch buildings at 12.30pm +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham/Wells still +9.Crossbills flew over drinking pool
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 8am +Jack Snipe still +4.Spotted Redshanks. Slav Grebe offshore
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still along path towards Fen Hide at 8.34am
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide at 10.53am
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Warham Greens at Garden Drove north of concrete pad
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills (+Y-br.Wblr Black-throated Diver) cTF.925.458
Norfolk Beautiful Marbled moth Holme on view at The Firs this a'noon +tomorrow
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley still on beach 200yds east of beach car park at 11.39am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley still on beach by sea bank at 10.27am
Norfolk Dartford Wblr Horsey Gap 100yds south of car park in scrub at 9.30am
Norfolk 6+Crossbills Wells Woods at The Dell
Norfolk Hawfinch flew south over Hempstead-by-Holt . Beautiful Marbled moth trapped
Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Holkham Gap at 10.15am
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Holkham Gap near shore at 10am
Norfolk 6.Shorelarks Holme NWT flew west along beach at 9.43am then flew east towards Holme
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Cromer still at sewage works at end of Sandy Lane at 9.30am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB in car park [heard only]. Jack Snipe on freshmarsh
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still 9.10am 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 Cattle Egret Heigham Holmes
Norfolk Pec Sand juv still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 9.13am tho elusive (+3.Russian White-fronted Geese still with Canada Geese) TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Happisburgh on track to coastal watchpoint tho elusive
Norfolk 2+Y-br.Wblrs Winterton North Dunes with tit flock tho mobile
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Muckleburgh Hill 100yds north of entrance gate at 7.25am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cley on beach just west of beach car park on seal carcass
Norfolk 3.Shag Hunstanton left roost on cliff at 7.55am
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still 8.05am 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 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

Saturday 13th October 2018

Another day of southerlies and very high temperatures. Highlights included a Black-tailed Godwit and 2 Greenshank, a Purple Sandpiper and a Black Tern, 4 Snow Buntings and 5 Shorelark on the beach, a Hobby feeding around the reserve throughout the day, 2 Stonechats at Thornham Harbour and a Rock Pipit over calling. A Hen Harrier was seen over the Golf Course. On the sea 16 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 26 Gannets, and 6 Great Crested Grebes were recorded.

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Norfolk 4.Jack Snipe 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA on Snipes Marsh at 3.06pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Weybourne Camp +Great Northern Diver flew east
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks between Holme +Hunstanton (+Purple Sand Hen Harrier Short-eared Owl)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Overy Dunes at east end with tit flock tho mobile
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines along main track c150yds west of Joe Jordan Hide at 2.15pm
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Salthouse flew east over Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still from Lyle Hide at 12.25pm
Norfolk 1+Pec Sand juv still 11.30am 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Pec Sand juv still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 3.Jack Snipe 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA on Snipes Marsh at 11.15am
Norfolk Shorelark Salthouse at edge of pool just east of footpath between Cley +Salthouse at 10.30am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods in The Dell at 10.05am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew east past Sheringham at 9.45am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Horsey Mill circled over
Norfolk Slav Grebe y'day Holme offshore +Short-eared Owl east +4.Snow Buntings
Norfolk Jack Snipe 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA on Snipes Marsh. Earlier 3.Great White Egrets Cley NWT
Norfolk Jack Snipe 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA on Snipes Marsh. Earlier 3.Great White Egrets Cley NWT
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT still 300yds east of car park at 9.33am
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Cromer still at sewage works at end of Sandy Lane at 8.52am
Norfolk harrier sp juv flew north past Hunstanton
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery north of main churchyard gate into cemetery at 9.20am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew east past Weybourne at 9.35am
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew east over Cley NWT at 9.25am
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Titchwell RSPB on Meadow Trail. Black Tern over sea
Norfolk 4.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines: 2.by crosstracks at Jordan Hide, 2.in willow scrub 200yds west of crosstracks
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still 8.50am 4.5mls WNW of Norwich at New Costessey south of A1074 Dereham Road at The Hampdens estate on roof on Victory Grove. No parking on Victory Grove NR5 0US
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still 4.5mls WNW of Norwich at New Costessey south of A1074 Dereham Road at The Hampdens estate on roof on Victory Grove at 8.15am. No parking on Victory Grove NR5 0US
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton on beach between groynes.15+16
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB flew west over Thornham Marsh. Jack Snipe by Island Hide

Friday 12th October 2018

Gale force winds hampered birding activities but the Redstart was showing in front of the Richardson Hide on and off throughout the day, a Short-eared Owl flew east over the grazing marsh, an immature male Hen Harrier was logged and a Slavonian Grebe was offshore. Also of interest were a Great Skua, Med Gull, 5 Swallows, a Chiffchaff, 18 Song Thrushes, 2 Redwings, a Stonechat, a single Brambling and 4 Snow Buntings on the beach.

Another Merveille du Jour and a Green Brindled Crescent were in the moth traps, and a Delicate moth was caught in the village.


Redstart photo by Ray Roche

Thursday 11th October 2018

 Despite strong southerlies visual migration was clearly taking place with 2 Hobbies, 6 Bearded Tits, 75 Skylarks, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers around the reserves, single Chiffchaff and Blackcap recorded, a Ring Ouzel, 26 Blackbirds, 248 Song Thrushes, 221 Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, 14 Robin, 1 Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 28 Meadow Pipits, 3 Rock Pipits, 49 Bramblings, 152 Chaffinches, 3 Crossbills, 12 Siskins, a Snow Bunting and a Hawfinch all recorded during the day.

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Norfolk Short-eared Owl Weybourne Camp mid morning
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly fem/1w.male still late a'noon Waxham c200yds SE of Shangri-la chalet cTG.443.262
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still mid a'noon 4.5mls WNW of Norwich at New Costessey south of A1074 Dereham Road at The Hampdens estate at Victory Grove. Park on Lord Nelson Drive, no parking on Victory Grove NR5 0US
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham c500yds north of Shangri-la chalet at 3.15pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth at Great Yarmouth Cemetery still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Wood east of The Dell still this a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide at 2pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells behind Beach Cafe early morning
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills +Pied Fly Short-eared Owl c2,000.Song Thrushes cTF.925.458
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still c1.50pm 4.5mls WNW of Norwich at New Costessey south of A1074 Dereham Road at The Hampdens estate at Victory Grove NR5 0US
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs 1.5mls east of Cley +1/2ml east of Walsey Hills +Pied Fly Ring Ouzel
Norfolk 2.Shorelarks Salthouse flew in off sea at Gramborough Hill then flew south
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still late morning 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Kelling along track to Kelling Water Meadow this a'noon
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Winterton North Dunes still
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Salthouse flew over Gramborough Hill (Y-br.Wblr by duckpond mid morning)
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still 12.45pm 4.5mls WNW of Norwich at New Costessey south of A1074 Dereham Road at The Hampdens estate at 6.Victory Grove briefly NR5 0US
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Burnham Overy Dunes this morning +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Barred Warbler Sheringham still just SE of Beeston Bump north of Nelson Road +just west of caravan park south of pit early a'noon
Norfolk Ring Ouzel flew south over Burnham Overy at c12.30pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth at Caister Road Cemetery still
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly fem/1w.male still 11.50am Waxham c200yds south of Shangri-la chalet
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still late morning 4.5mls WNW of Norwich at New Costessey south of A1074 Dereham Road at The Hampdens estate in back garden of 2.Victory Grove NR5 0USNorfolk Y-br.Wblr 1/3ml south of Waxham by sharp bend in coast road 50yds along footpath to dunes at 11.45am
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Warham Greens on saltmarsh 3/4ml north of north end of Garden Drove late morning cTF.942.449
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham late morning
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly fem/1w.male still Waxham c200yds south of Shangri-la chalet at 11amn
Norfolk Short-eared Owl East Runton flew west over Wyndham Holiday Park at c10.45am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cromer flew in off sea by lighthouse
Norfolk Pied Fly Burnham Overy Dunes in bushes at start of boardwalk
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme Dunes NWT in trees by visitor centre
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Cley in gardens west of old warden's house tho mobile
Norfolk Hawfinch Holme Dunes NWT in trees by visitor centre briefly
Norfolk no sign of Barred Warbler 1ml east of Cley just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA (but 2.Jack Snipe still)
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton North Dunes at north end 300yds SE of concrete blocks at 9.30am [heard only] TG.487.216
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still 4.5mls WNW of Norwich at New Costessey south of A1074 Dereham Road at The Hampdens estate at 8.Victory Grove at 9am NR5 0US
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes at 8.50am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Honing in gardens by Honing Lock at 8am
Norfolk Jack Snipe y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Norwich flew west over Lakenham at 7.35am

DROVE ORCHARDS APPLE DAY THIS SUNDAY 14TH OCTOBER


Wednesday 10th October 2018

Finally we appeared to have had a reasonable day with Yellow-browed Warblers, two were seen early morning in the trees near the NWT pay hut and two more in and around the pines near the Bird Observatory mid afternoon. Other counts of more interesting birds included Siskin (20), Brambling (10), Bearded Tit (8), Redpoll(5), Grey Wagtail (3) and single Green Sandpiper, Greenshank, Spotted Redshank, Kingfisher, Hobby, Peregrine and Crossbill.

 Barred Warbler showing well as it fed in Hawthorns - Walsey Hills, October 2018 © David Bratt

The moth trap whilst quieter now days still produces some impressive moths, today this included Gold Spot and Merveille du Jour.

Merveille du Jour and Gold Spot - Holme Bird Obs, October 2018 

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme Dunes NWT by coast path in pines near visitor centre at 3.47pm
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 4pm 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly fem/1w.male Waxham on coast path 100yds east of church at 2pm
Norfolk Pec Sand juv still 3.29pm 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sidestrand on disused railway at 12.30pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Breydon Water by rugby pitch briefly early morning +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Holme Dunes behind bird observatory on north side of pines at 2.57pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1.5mls east of Cley +1/2ml east of Walsey Hills early a'noon +Ring Ouzel
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Kelling in village mid a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Gorleston at James Paget Hospital on south side in hedge viewed from footpath west of Jenner Road at 1.40pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth at Caister Road Cemetery at 12.52pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme Dunes in trees by bird observator
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham at Beeston Bump +Lesser Whitethroat (probably of an eastern form) briefly
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Winterton North Dunes west of concrete blocks
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Warham Greens at Garden Drove near copse at 10.04am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey at Campsite Wood still at west end at 11.30am
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide this morning TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Bittern Welney WWT flew south near Main Observatory at 11.08am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Warham Greens on saltmarsh +male Ring Ouzel ad.fem.Hen Harrier. Lesser Whitethroat (probably of an eastern form) at whirligig
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham Park flew north over lake at 10am
Norfolk Barred Warbler 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA on east side +showing well
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Halvergate in garden just SE of Sandhoe Road/ The Street junction
Norfolk no sign of 1w.Ortolan Bunting 1.5mls SE of Waxham in dunes east of Waxham Sands Holiday Park. Walk north from Horsey Gap

Tuesday 9th October 2018

Three Snow Buntings were along the beach at the mouth of Thornham Harbour early morning.
The rest of the day was relatively quiet though the more interesting birds seen included five Bearded Tits, a Hobby and a Swallow.

At Walsey Hills there were at least six Jack Snipe present on Snipes Marsh.

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Norfolk 3.Richard's Pipits Horsey south of Nelson Head track in field east of coastal path between 2.sets of steps late a'noon
Norfolk 31.Common Cranes Welney WWT still +Great White Egret stil
Norfolk 6.Jack Snipe Walsey Hills NOA on Snipes Marsh mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Warham Greens at north end of Garden Drove still 2.45pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Hickling
Norfolk Ortolan Bunting 1w still 1.5mls SE of Waxham in dunes east of Waxham Sands Holiday Park at 8.10am. Walk north from Horsey Gap
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Holme still on beach this morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth at Great Yarmouth Cemetery in North Section still near chapel
Norfolk Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes till 11.45am at west end then flushed
Norfolk 1+Jack Snipe Walsey Hills NOA still on Snipes Marsh
Norfolk Richard's Pipit 1.5mls SE of Waxham still in dunes east of of Waxham Sands Holiday Park late morning
Norfolk 2.Richard's Pipits flew west over Warham Greens at 10.50am +Lapland Bunting flew south (+Y-br.Wblr Ring Ouzel Hen Harrier)
Norfolk Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes at west end late morning
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Thornham harbour on west side of harbour mouth
Norfolk 3.Snow Buntings Burnham Overy Dunes on beach between boardwalk +Gun Hill
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches between Ringland +Costessey at storm pond by Ringland Lane at 10.05am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Glandford in trees at church at 10am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at west end still
Norfolk Snow Bunting Snettisham on beach (for 2nd day)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Blakeney at Friary Hills NT at 9.45am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT still c400yds east of beach car park mid morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at north end of Lady Anne's Drive at start of boardwalk
Norfolk Hen Harrier ad.male Wells flew past Pinewoods Holiday Park at 7.15am
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still then flew east

Monday 8th October 2018

On the sea today 6 Eiders, 289 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Diver, 22 Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes, a Med Gull and a Guillemot were of interest. Two Water Rails were calling and a Yellow-browed Warbler was near the NWT payhut with the tit flock. Two Grey Wagtails flew over calling and 4 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

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Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Holme on beach 100yds from NOA at 4.25pm
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT c200yds east of Cley Eye car park behind ledge at 3.26pm
Norfolk 4+Y-br.Wblrs Great Yarmouth at Great Yarmouth Cemetery
Norfolk Richard's Pipit still 3.30pm 1.5mls SE of Waxham in dunes NE of Waxham Sands Holiday Park tho mobile
Norfolk Ortolan Bunting 1w still 2.49pm 1.5mls SE of Waxham in dunes tho mobile
Norfolk no further sign of 1w.Blyth's Reed Warbler Blakeney Point in Plantation by 2.42pm but Barred Warbler still by lifeboat station mid a'noon. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Purple Heron NW of Great Yarmouth in ditch by A47 Acle Straight at 2.25pm then flew north
Norfolk no further sign of 1w.Ortolan Bunting 1.5mls SE of Waxham in dunes on path opposite pink purple toilet block by 2.30pm
Norfolk 3+Y-br.Wblrs Great Yarmouth at Great Yarmouth Cemetery still off Kitchener Road at 1.34pm +Ring Ouzel Pied Fly
Norfolk Richard's Pipit still 1.45pm 1.5mls SE of Waxham in dunes NE of Waxham Sands Holiday Park tho mobile
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton North Dunes west of concrete blocks tho elusive
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth at Bure Park still near lake this a'noon
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB still on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk Barred Warbler Blakeney Point by lifeboat station this a'noon (Ring Ouzel at Halfway House)
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER 1w still 11.43am Blakeney Point in Plantation tho elusive (+Y-br.Wblr still). Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Richard's Pipit 1.5mls SE of Waxham in dunes east of Waxham Sands Holiday Park early a'noon tho mobile
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme Dunes by Broadwater Road just west of pay booth at 11.30am
Norfolk Ortolan Bunting 1w still 1.5mls SE of Waxham in dunes on path opposite pink purple toilet block at 12.17pm
Norfolk Pied Fly Stiffkey
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth at Caister Road Cemetery late morning
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water
Norfolk no sign of 1w.Ortolan Bunting 1.5mls SE of Waxham in dunes 100yds NE of Waxham Sands Holiday Park by 10.50am. Walk north from Horsey Gap
Norfolk 1+Y-br.Wblr Gorleston in old cemetery
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Horsey at Horsey Gap +Dartford Warbler
Norfolk Barred Warbler 1ml east of Cley still 10.40am just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA viewable from field (Jack Snipe on Snipes Marsh viewable from A149)
Norfolk 5+Y-br.Wblrs Stiffkey at Campsite Wood at 10.29am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines still near sign to Joe Jordan Hide at 10am tho mobile
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills on Saturday Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Stiffkey at Campsite Wood at 9.51am
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER 1w still Blakeney Point in Plantation at 9.48am +Barred Warbler still (+Y-br.Wblr). Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk 2+Y-br.Wblrs Great Yarmouth at Great Yarmouth Cemetery still in North Section
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Great Yarmouth at St.Nicholas' churchyard by east gate
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Cawston Heath at west end near hay bales
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Waxham at 9.26am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Market in sycamores at Friar's Lane/ Mill Road junction at 8.45am
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods east of The Dell at 7.30am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Horsey at Horsey Corner just north of car park
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth at St.Nicholas' churchyard by east gate
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Hickling Broad NWT in overflow car park
Norfolk Barred Warbler 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA viewable from field to east at 9.03am +showing well
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea at 8.31am
Norfolk Great White Egret just SE of Ringland still near pub by River Wensum by Ringland Road bridge at 8.33am

Sunday 7th October 2018

Over 2000 Pink-feet were on the grazing marsh and at sea 75 Brents, 2 Shelduck, 44 Wigeon, 82 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Diver, 16 Gannets, Great Crested and Red-necked Grebe, 8 Great Skuas and a Med Gull were of interest. Four Red Kites were seen drifting west and 2 Water Rails were calling, with 230 Golden Plover along the ridge and a Barn Owl also of note. Also logged were 12 Blackcaps, 11 Redwings, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Stonechats, 3 Rock Pipits, 95 Meadow Pipits, single Siskin, Lapland Bunting and Yellowhammer.

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Norfolk Short-eared Owl Blakeney Point flew in off sea late a'noon
Norfolk Ortolan Bunting 1w again late a'noon 1.5mls SE of Waxham at Waxham Sands Holiday Park tho mobile. Walk north from Horsey Gap +view only from dunes; do not enter holiday park
Norfolk 28.Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey by footpath on west side of Stiffkey Fen at 3.24pm
Norfolk Barred Warbler Sheringham still 2.55pm just SE of Beeston Bump north of Nelson Road +just west of caravan park in scrub north of pit tho elusive
Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy in brambles by sea wall still 3.50pm
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Heacham on Fenway
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Blakeney Point at west end at Far Point mid a'noon
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly Stiffkey at Campsite Wood near west end
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham north of Shangri-la chalet
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham at west end of Holkham Village Estates car park at 2.40pm [heard only]
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER 1w still 2.44pm Blakeney Point in Plantation +showing well. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk no further sign of 1w.Ortolan Bunting 1.5mls SE of Waxham at Waxham Sands Holiday Park in NE corner near yellow toilet block by green post.34 by mid a'noon. Walk N from Horsey Gap +view only from dunes; do not enter holiday park
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Blakeney Point at Halfway House at 2.33pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Burnham Overy in pines at 2.27pm [heard only]
Norfolk 3.Jack Snipe Walsey Hills NOA still on Snipes Marsh at 1.52pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Happisburgh at Whimpwell Green (+Hawfinch)
Norfolk Barred Warbler Blakeney Point in Plantation mid a'noon. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods in tree in NW corner of The Dell at 1.50pm
Norfolk 2.Barred Warblers Burnham Overy Dunes this a'noon: 1.by boardwalk, 1.by track to A149
Norfolk Ortolan Bunting 1w 1.5mls SE of Waxham at Waxham Sands Holiday Park in NE corner near yellow toilet block in brambles by green post.34 at 1.50pm then flew to dunes. Walk north from Horsey Gap +view only from dunes; do not enter holiday park
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike still 1.50pm 1.5mls SE of Waxham +just south of Waxham Sands Holiday Park tho mobile. View only from dunes, do not enter holiday park. Walk north from Horsey Gap
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER 1w still 1.45pm Blakeney Point in Plantation. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 1.5mls SE of Waxham just south of Waxham Sands Holiday Park briefly 1.15pm then flew north. View only from dunes, do not enter holiday park. Walk north from Horsey Gap
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Sheringham this a'noon
Norfolk Barred Warbler Blakeney Point still this a'noon near lifeboat station +Lapland Bunting
Norfolk Hawfinch Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section briefly 1.15pm
Norfolk Barred Warbler Brancaster Staithe just west of harbour by coast path in brambles 150yds west of building with scaffolding at 12.54pm
Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes still this a'noon in hawthorn in reedbed by sluice on Overy Bank +showing well
Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy in brambles by junction of coast path +track to A149 early a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Stiffkey at west end of Campsite Wood
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Burnham Overy from bund at 12.02pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cley flew south over beach car park at 11.30am
Norfolk Barred Warbler Weybourne still 12.16pm 200yds east of coastguards in bushes on clifftop
Norfolk BLYTH'S REED WARBLER Blakeney Point in Plantation at 12.39pm. Use Cley beach car park then walk WNW along shingle for 2.75mls TF.997.459 NR25 7RZ
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Kelling Water Meadow in copse by 5.bar gate this morning
Norfolk Barred Warbler Horsey south of Horsey Gap car park at south end of bushes at 12.15pm
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Winterton: 2.in North Dunes, 1.in South Dunes (+Snow Bunting)
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Cley flew east past beach car park at 11am
Norfolk Barred Warbler Sheringham still midday just SE of Beeston Bump in scrub north of Nelson Road +just west of caravan park +just SE of pit tho elusive
Norfolk 4+Y-br.Wblrs Warham Greens at Garden Drove
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Warham Greens at Garden Drove briefly 12.05pm
Norfolk 4.Y-br.Wblrs Gorleston at north end of Warren Lane
Norfolk 3+Y-br.Wblrs Great Yarmouth Cemetery in South Section (Pied Fly in North Section)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr just east of Burnham Overy Staithe by reedbed +coast path at 11.15am
Norfolk Barred Warbler Weybourne still 11.25am 200yds east of coastguards in bushes on clifftop tho elusive
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines at west end late morning (Great White Egret from Joe Jordan Hide)
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Gorleston
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Hopton-on-Sea at cliffs +2.Snow Buntings
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Horsey 2/3ml south of Horsey Hill by layby opposite red 'soft verge' sign
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell east of Gypsy Lane at 10.25am
Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Gorleston at north end of Warren Lane
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk Barred Warbler Sheringham just SE of Beeston Bump in scrub north of Nelson Road +just west of caravan park +just SE of pit at 10.40am tho elusive
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Warham Greens at Garden Drove south of concrete pad late morning
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew east past West Runton at 10.37am
Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes just left of end of wooden boardwalk mid morning
Norfolk Barred Warbler Weybourne east of coastguards in bushes on clifftop mid morning
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at west end still mid morning by main path west of crosstracks +showing well
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth at Bure Park near hole.13
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines by main path 500yds east of visitor centre at 10.15am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB by overflow car park mid morning
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods south of main track by track thru reeds at 9.50am
Norfolk Barred Warbler Blakeney Point in garden behind NT shed (+Ring Ouzel)
Norfolk Red breasted Fly Trimingham in trees behind church briefly
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew east past Weybourne at 10am
Norfolk 2.Leach's Petrels Cley NWT flew east past north end of East Bank: 1.at 9.15am, 1.at 9.42am
Norfolk Hen Harrier Stiffkey off campsite
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells on west side of Pinewoods Holiday Park
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Burnham Overy Dunes flew west over Gun Hill at 7.17am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines at 9.25am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Great Yarmouth Cemetery in south section at 8.55am
Norfolk Spoonbill Stiffkey off campsite
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley on beach east of beach car park at 8.53am. Manx S'water flew east past Kelling Quags at 8.49am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley on beach east of beach car park at 8.53am. Manx S'water flew east past Kelling Quags at 8.49am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe west past Titchwell RSPB +male Hen Harrier flew in off sea
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth at churchyard west of Yarmouth Minster
Norfolk Manx S'water flew east past Cley at 8am
Norfolk Scaup juv 1ml east of Cley still just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA on Snipes Marsh +showing well +Jack Snipe
Norfolk Snow Bunting male Happisburgh on track to muck heap
Norfolk OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT Burnham Overy Dunes flew west over Gun Hill at 8am
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Great Yarmouth Cemetery in South Section
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh at 7.42am

Saturday 6th October 2018

Northerlies and rain produced some seabirds and migrants, with 16 Shelduck, 103 Wigeon, 37 Teal, 10 Eider, 11 Common Scoters, 41 Gannets, an Arctic Skua, 3 Bonxies, 181 Black-headed Gulls, 14 Pintail, 3 Red-throated Divers, a Manx Shearwater, 32 Kittiwakes and 2 Med Gulls all seen. Also of note were 5 Avocets, a male Merlin along the beach, 2 Bramblings, a Short-eared Owl, and 16 Redwings also arriving. A total of 181 Snipe were logged passing over during the day.


A Deep-brown Dart was in the moth trap

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods mid a'noon
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley again flew west along beach at1.45pm
Norfolk 35.Common Cranes Welney WWT on Lady Fen
Norfolk Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB from Island Hide
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB in trees by car park then on Meadow Trail at 1.22pm with tit flock
Norfolk 3.Jack Snipes Walsey Hills NOA still on Snipes Marsh at 1.30pm
Norfolk Scaup Cley NWT on Pat's Pool then flew out to sea
Norfolk Ring Ouzel near South Lynn in bushes at start of Nar Ouse Way this morning
Norfolk 2.Leach's Petrels flew past Winterton by early a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Thornham harbour by coal barn at 12.14pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Blakeney Point
Norfolk Snow Bunting Holme NWT on path then flew south to bushes at 11.43am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew north past Winterton at 11.05am
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Hunstanton 8am-10am (+Red-necked Grebe)
Norfolk 3.Manx S'waters flew past Cley: 1.flew east, 2.flew west
Norfolk Great White Egret just SE of Ringland near pub by River Wensum by Ringland Road bridge at 10.18am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Blakeney Point just beyond Watch House
Norfolk probable Dartford Warbler Waxham in hawthorns 30yds north of Shangri-La chalet by Bide-a-wee cottage briefly 9am but no sign since
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Pines in SW corner along main track
Norfolk Little Gull flew west past Cley at 8am
Norfolk 2.Jack Snipes Walsey Hills NOA still on Snipes Marsh

Friday 5th October 2018

A busy day with some migrants arriving, highlights included a Red-necked Grebe on the sea with 4 Gannets, a Common Tern and 2 Med Gulls also of note. A Red Kite and a Peregrine were of interest, and 3 Water Rails, 6 Snipe, 2 Tawny Owls, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Chiffchaffs, 11 Blackcaps, 2 Stonechats, 3 Grey Wagtails, 6 Pied Wagtails, 70 Meadow Pipits, 6 Rock Pipits, and 2 Siskins also seen.

Over 70 birds were caught during ringing today including a Kestrel ringed in Sweden.

The Swedish ringed Common Kestrel in the hand - Holme Bird Obs, October 2018 © David Bratt

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Norfolk Short-eared Owl Thornham over saltmarsh mid a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB by path just north of Island Hide at 2pm
Norfolk reported Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB was a Buzzard
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.19pm 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB then flew east to grazing marsh TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 4.Jack Snipes Walsey Hills NOA on Snipes Marsh
Norfolk 3.Jack Snipes Walsey Hills NOA on Snipes Marsh
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 1.49pm TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB over saltmarsh west of main path early a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret just SE of Ringland still early a'noon near pub by River Wensum upstream of Ringland Road bridge
Norfolk no sign of juv.Red-necked Phal Wells on Abraham's Bosom boating lake
Norfolk no news on juv.Red-necked Phal Wells at north end of Abraham's Bosom boating lake
Norfolk 26.Common Cranes Welney WWT still. Y'day Great White Egret
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Wells Woods
Norfolk Hawfinch Thetford flew east over Nunnery Lakes at 8.38am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley on beach c400yds east of shelter at 8.39am
Norfolk Great White Egret just SE of Ringland still near pub by River Wensum upstream of Ringland Road bridge at 8.25am tho elusive
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Pine Marten Wolferton at crossroads briefly c7.30am [showed well twice]

Thursday 4th October 2018

Two Great White Egrets were reported on lavender marsh and a Water Rail, 6 Bearded Tits, a Greenshank, a Cetti's Warbler, a Grey Wagtail and a single Siskin were of interest.

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Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv still 1.18pm Wells at north end of Abraham's Bosom boating lake +showing well
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters Cley flew west past coastguards at 1.03pm
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv still 1pm Wells on Abraham's Bosom +showing well
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv still 11.10am Wells on Abraham's Bosom +showing well
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv Wells on boating lake at north end by red life ring +showing well
Norfolk Great White Egret just SE of Ringland still near pub by River Wensum upstream of Ringland Road bridge at 7.50am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +Spotted Redshank

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

The Snow Bunting remained along the coastal path today, though seemingly more elusive than yesterday. Pink-feet numbers increased with a flock of around 1500 birds on the Grazing Marsh during the day. More unusual species from a local perspective included a Great spotted Woodpecker, a Yellowhammer and at least two Water Rail which could be heard calling regularly from the Broadwater edge.

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Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton in South Valley in bushes on slope just south of oaks at 2pm tho elusive
Norfolk Great White Egret Ringland by river near pub by bridge
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley still on beach 200yds east of car park at 12.45pm
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Breydon Water on shore 1/2ml from pumphouse
Norfolk Cattle Egret Breydon Water in grass field 1/3ml from pumphouse
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew east past Titchwell RSPB at 11.45am
Norfolk no sign of Grey Phal Titchwell RSPB +Pom Skua flew west (2.Spoonbills Thornham Marsh still)
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Velvet Scoter flew west past Sheringham at 7.45am

Tuesday 2nd October 2018

A strong westerly wind meant seabirds were blown close inshore with two Bonxies and a  young Gannet seen over the Observatory and Grazing Marsh. An Arctic Skua was watched harassing Sandwich Terns offshore.  A Snow Bunting was found frequenting the edge of the coastal path running along the edge of the dunes.
Snow Bunting on the coastal path today .
 
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Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey again on saltmarsh west of campsite car park at 3.25pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier y'day Mautby Marsh
Norfolk Grey Phal still 1.10pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide tho distant
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Thornham Harbour on saltmarsh near coal shed at 12.42pm at high tide +showing well
Norfolk Great White Egret 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 11.22am at high tide +21.Spoonbills. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 37.Common Cranes Welney WWT still on Lady Fen
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley still 11.05am on beach 400yds east of car park
Norfolk Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NWT
Norfolk Grey Phal still 11.05am Titchwell RSPB in SE corner of freshmarsh from Island Hide
Norfolk Grey Phal Titchwell RSPB in SE corner of freshmarsh from Island Hide at 10.46am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT on beach 400yds east of car park at 10.38am
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide at 9.27am TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 36.Common Cranes y'day Welney WWT still

Monday 1st October 2018

Seawatching was exciting today with highlights including 35 Brent Geese, 140 Wigeon, 80 Teal, 20 Pintail, 495 Common Scoters, a Red-breasted Merganser, 13 Red-throated Divers, 1 Fulmar, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 17 Manx Shearwaters, 491 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 24 Arctic Skuas, 150 Great Skuas, 1 Razorbill, 3 Guillemots, 7 Kittiwakes, 16 Sandwich Terns and 7 Common Terns. Also of note on the reserve were 2 Tawny Owls, a Blackcap, 2 Stonechats and 6 Rock Pipits over calling.

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Norfolk still no further sign of Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods by 3.38pm
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Weybourne Camp +Long-tailed Skua flew east +2.Pom Skuas (+Sooty S'water)
Norfolk 31.Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Sooty S'waters flew past Holme
Norfolk 2.Balearic S'waters flew west past Cley mid morning
Norfolk OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT again Wells Woods by main path 10yds beyond bench at 10.45am then flew towards The Dell +no further sign by early a'noon
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT on beach near car park at 12.25pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew past Sheringham by midday +10.Sooty S'waters
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew east past Cley (+4.Sooty S'waters. Black Guillemot flew east at 8.30am)
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Gannet juv flew west over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 11.35am
Norfolk Balearic S'water flew past Winterton at 7.30am
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew past Winterton +Pom Skua (+2.Sooty S'waters Little Gull)
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew west past Blakeney Point at 7.20am
Norfolk 8.Sooty S'waters flew past Sheringham 6.30-9.30am
Norfolk 5.Pom Skuas flew past Holme (+Sooty S'water)

Sunday 30th September 2018

On the sea today 63 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 18 Gannets, a Razorbill and 2 Sandwich Terns were of interest. Waders included 25 Golden Plover, a Green Sandpiper and 2 Greenshank. A pair of Stonechats were on the east bank.

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Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool west of track in 2nd field north of hide late a'noon TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 36+Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk no sign of juv.fem.Pallid Harrier Welney WWT by late morning. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Dartford Wblr Blakeney Point still in Plantation +2.Snow Buntings 2.Hen Harriers (1.male) 18.Spoonbills
Norfolk Snow Bunting Salthouse flew west over Gramborough Hill at 7.45am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting y'day Haddiscoe Marshes flew NE over Haddiscoe Island
Norfolk possible Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods 200yds west of The Dell in scrub just south of main track beyond birches
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB in car park at 8am tho elusive
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Welney WWT +Garganey still

Saturday 29th September 2018

A Richard's Pipit flew over the pines calling. On the sea today an Eider, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver, 7 Gannets, 2 Sandwich Terns and 2 Great Crested Grebes were seen, with a single Brent Goose, 1000+ Pink-feet, 2 Water Rails, a Greenshank, a Merlin, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bearded Tits, 2 Chiffchaffs, a Blackcap, 2 Rock Pipits and 4 Siskins also of note.

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Norfolk Snow Bunting Weybourne on beach just west of beach car park at 1pm
Norfolk Arctic Tern juv Gorleston flew south past pier at 3pm
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still mid a'noon 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Snow Bunting between Titchwell +Thornham Point on beach at 2.45pm
Norfolk 8+Black Redstarts Heacham at holiday park this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Scaup Heacham on sea
Norfolk Snow Bunting male flew west over Holkham Pines
Norfolk harrier sp ringtail between Docking +Bircham Newton flew south
Norfolk 15.Spoonbills Burnham Norton on main lake
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 11.40am 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Osprey east of Sparham village circled over at 10.15am
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT from Friends Hide at 10.07am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN

Friday 28th September 2018

Seawatching was exciting today, with highlights including 148 Common Scoters, a Red-breasted Merganser, 9 Red-throated Divers, a Fulmar, 6 Manx Shearwaters, a Balearic Shearwater west, 173 Gannets, 11 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Pom Skuas, 4 Arctic Skuas, 17 Great Skuas, 1 Guillemot, 33 Sandwich Terns, 1 Kittiwake, 2 Little Gulls and 2 Med Gulls. Also of interest were a Merlin and Peregrine both hunting the marsh early morning, a Spotted Redshank, and 2 Stonechats along the east bank.

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Norfolk Balearic S'water on Wednesday flew past Paston (+Velvet Scoter)
Norfolk 2.Sooty S'waters flew west past Sheringham +Great Northern Diver flew east
Norfolk 3.Red-crested Pochards (2.drks) Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Reedbed pond at 1.42pm
Norfolk FEA'S or DESERTAS or ZINO'S PETREL flew past Blakeney Point early morning
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew north past Happisburgh 7am-10.40am +Grey Phal flew south (+2.Sooty S'waters north)
Norfolk Snow Bunting Blakeney Point near The Hood at 12.23pm
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT (+36.Common Cranes still on Lady Fen). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Snow Bunting Heacham North Beach at 10.21am but no sign of any Black Redstarts
Norfolk Pom Skua imm flew east past Titchwell RSPB by 8am
Norfolk Spoonbill Stiffkey still on saltmarsh at 7am
Norfolk Sabine's Gull flew west past Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew past Titchwell RSPB

Thursday 27th September 2018

A Great White Egret flew west over the grazing marsh at 6.50am. At least 900 Pinkfeet were on the marsh, and a Greenshank flew over calling. Also of interest were a Water Rail, Barn Owl, 3 Chiffchaffs, 10 Blackcaps, a Wheatear and 2 Rock Pipits also of note.

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Norfolk 3.Black Redstarts Heacham still 1.15pm at North Beach at Chalet.41
Norfolk probable Osprey SW of Lyng at Elsing flew over river at Mill Street at 2.15pm then flew NE
Norfolk American Golden Plover ad still 2.21pm Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk American Golden Plover ad again 1.30pm Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT from Lyle Hide at 1.12pm. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk probable American Golden Plover ad Titchwell RSPB flew east at 11.43am with Golden Plovers
Norfolk 3.Spotted Redshanks (all juvs) Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at 11.38am
Norfolk 27.Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk 3.Black Redstarts Heacham at Robin Hood Cottage at 10.33am
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Hunstanton on groynes opposite green at 9.55am
Norfolk Black Redstart singing Heacham from roof of Chalet.48
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton on beach opposite green

Wednesday 26th September 2018

Over 850 with Pink-feet were on the grazing marsh and a Dark-bellied Brent Goose flew west. A flock of 40 Common Scoter and 6 Great Crested Grebes were on the sea, with a Spotted Redshank of note over the marsh and a Merlin seen hunting during the day. A Rock Pipit flew over calling and a Barn Owl was also of note.

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Norfolk 2.Pec Sands still 3.33pm 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from track before hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still 2pm Welney WWT from Friends Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from track before hide at 2pm TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Pec Sand juv still 1.38pm Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Daukes' Hide
Norfolk Great White Egret Hickling Broad NWT from Seckers Hide at 12.36pm
Norfolk 30.Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT from Lyle Hide at 10.20am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Black Redstart Heacham at North Beach on roof of Victory Chalets at 8.58am
Norfolk Pec Sand juv still Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Daukes' Hide at 8.36am
Norfolk 31.Common Cranes y'day Welney WWT

Tuesday 25th September 2018

A Spotted Redshank and Green Sandpiper were on Broadwater and at least six hundred Pink-feet were seen over and on the Grazing Marsh.

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Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still 1.51pm Welney WWT from Lyle Hide tho elusive. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Jack Snipe Welney WWT from main observatory
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Holkham NNR from Joe Jordan Hide at 10.10am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh at 11.32am
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands still 11.26am 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool near hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT from Lyle Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Puffin flew east past Sheringham
Norfolk 19.Common Cranes Welney WWT on Lady Fen viewable from visitor centre at 11.15am
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh again 10.20am
Norfolk no sign of Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes in bushes at start of boardwalk by mid morning TF.857.456
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB on pool near hide at 9.55am TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both juvs) Breydon Water
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Wells flew west over Beach Road
Norfolk no news on Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes in bushes at start of boardwalk TF.857.456

Monday 24th September 2018

Sea watching was understandably quieter  than yesterday with 15 Bonxies, a single |Arctic Skua, Red-throated Diver and Manx Shearwater the highlights. A group of three Bonxies were watched driving a| Grey heron down onto the sea where it managed to stave off its attackers before finally lifting back off and flying to the safety of dry land.

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Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still 2.17pm Welney WWT from Friends Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB at 1.45pm
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Hunstanton
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide at 11.40am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Breydon Water early morning +Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB TG.351.056 NR13 4HW

Sunday 23rd September 2018

Seawatching highlights today were 129 Common Scoters, 5 Red-throated Divers, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 18 Manx Shearwaters, a Leach's Petrel west at 11.47, 335 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 27 Arctic Skuas, a Long-tailed Skua, 31 Great Skuas, 64 Sandwich Terns, 4 Arctic Terns and 13 Kittiwakes. A Merlin, a Sand Martin and 55+ Swallows were also of note, with 230 Golden Plover on the grazing marsh and 3 Greenshank around Thornham Harbour.


 Leach's Petrel and Sooty Shearwater passing offshore - Cley Beach, September 2018 © David Bratt


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Norfolk Pom Skua ad Happisburgh on sea at 3.55pm
Norfolk Wryneck still mid a'noon Wells at north end of Beach Road at Pinewoods Caravan Park viewable from road
Norfolk 4.Sooty S'waters flew north past Happisburgh mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands still mid a'noon 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew north past Happisburgh mid a'noon
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes Welney WWT still on Lady Fen from visitor centre mid a'noon
Norfolk Leach's Petrel flew south past Winterton mid a'noon
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua juv flew west past Holme Dunes NWT early a'noon
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua flew west past Cley at 2.56pm
Norfolk 2.Balearic S'waters flew past Happisburgh early a'noon
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua flew past Sheringham at 1.20pm
Norfolk Long-tailed Skua flew east past Sheringham at 12.30pm
Norfolk Wryneck still 12.45pm Wells at north end of Beach Road at Pinewoods Caravan Park in pine viewable from road
Norfolk Scaup drk flew past Happisburgh early a'noon
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT from Nelson-Lyle Hide at 12.20pm. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Wryneck still 11.05am Wells at north end of Beach Road at Pinewoods Caravan Park in tree behind caravans viewed from road by wooden gate
Norfolk 9.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still. 9.Spoonbills Stiffkey Fen still
Norfolk 9.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still. 9.Spoonbills Stiffkey Fen still
Norfolk WILSON'S PETREL flew west past Cley NWT at 10.30am
Norfolk Pom Skua imm flew west past Salthouse at 10.20am
Norfolk Wryneck still 10.25am Wells at north end of Beach Road at Pinewoods Caravan Park in pine near car park
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands still 10.05am 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide tho elusive TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Pom Skua imm flew past Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 2.Sooty S'waters flew past Winterton
Norfolk Great White Egret Little Plumstead flew NE over Copeman Road mid morning
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide at 8.35am TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Wryneck still Wells at north end of Beach Road at Pinewoods Caravan Park in car park
Norfolk Garganey y'day Welney WWT still

Saturday 22nd September 2018

Over 500 Pink-feet were around the grazing marshes and on the sea a single Common Scoter, a Manx Shearwater, 40 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes and 20 Sandwich Terns were of note. A flock of 230 Golden Plover were on the grazing marsh and Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank and 2 Greenshank were also seen, with a Hobby near the sea wall at Thornham. A Spotted Flycatcher was in the east end of the pines, and a Grey Wagtail flew west over Gore Point. 

Moths included 84 Lunar Underwings, a Sallow, and a Black Rustic

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Norfolk Caspian Gull Great Cressingham
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands still 3pm 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk 25.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still 2pm Welney WWT from Friends Hide. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Pec Sand Cley NWT flew west over Daukes' Hide at 2pm
Norfolk Grey Phal Titchwell RSPB then flew west at 12.50pm
Norfolk Spoonbill juv flew east over Titchwell RSPB at 12.28pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe west past Weybourne this monring
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Hockwold Washes RSPB at 11.32am
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe west past Cromer at 8.25am +Black Tern flew east at 8.33am +Manx S'water 4.Little Gulls
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT from Friends Hide at 10.15am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Scaup fem y'day flew past Holme
Norfolk 25.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB flew south +Spotted Redshank on Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills flew past Hunstanton in 1/2hr

Friday 21st September 2018

Seawatching today produced a female Scaup, 15 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Sooty Shearwatereast, a single Manx west, 22 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, a Great Skua, 8 Sandwich Terns, a Common Terns and 9 Arctic Terns. Two Greenshank, 3 Sand Martins and 2 Spoonbills were also of note.

A Humming-bird Hawk Moth caterpillar was found galloping along the west bank mid afternoon:


Thursday 20th September 2018

Highlights today were a Spoonbill east towards Thornham Harbour, 500+ Pink-feet around the grazing marshes, 200+ Golden Plover, 5 Black-tailed Godwits, a Green Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, 2 Greenshank and 3 Snipe seen, an Arctic and a Great Skua at sea, 20+ Arctic Terns at Gore Point, a Short-eared Owl on the NWT reserve, 35 Swallows, 10 House Martins, 2 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 50+ Blackcaps, 2 Reed Warblers and 80 Meadow Pipits counted.

The moth catch included 2 Frosted Orange, a Black Rustic, 2 White Points, and 2 Pale Mottled Willows.

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank Walsey Hills NOA still on Snipes Marsh. Fulvous Whistling Duck Salthouse still by Iron Road
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Walsey Hills NOA still on Snipes Marsh. Fulvous Whistling Duck Salthouse still by Iron Road
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB in dead tree by car park at 1.30pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT from from Nelson-Lyle Hide at 10.50am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Black Tern Titchwell RSPB flew west along beach
Norfolk Wensum Valley Birdwatching Society meet tonight in Great Witchingham village hall at 7.30pm. Allan Hale will present 'Colombia - Birds of the High Andes'. All welcome, £2 non-members
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh

Wednesday 19th October 2018

Strong winds meant little interest in the bushes and on the marshes but a tit flock in the pines held a Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaffs. Birds seen offshore included 7 Arctic Terns and an Arctic Skua.

An impressive 119 Lunar Underwings and a Silver Y were in the moth traps among the usual autumn species.

 Common Kestrel hunting in the pines - Holme Bird Obs, September 2018 © David Bratt

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Norfolk 22.Spoonbills 1ml ENE of Stiffkey still just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w Cromer still on east side on beach opposite RNLI Museum at 1.16pm
Norfolk Osprey near Holt at Hempstead at Selbrigg Pond NR25 6NF
Norfolk Osprey Felbrigg Hall NT over lake at 3pm then flew south over Common Plantation
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still 4.38pm Welney WWT from Reedbed Hide tho mobile. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands (both juvs) Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide at 2.15pm
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still 2.05pm Welney WWT from main observatory tho mobile (+Garganey still +6.Common Cranes still). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still 11.30am Welney WWT from main observatory +showing well. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk c37.Spoonbills Burnham Norton flew over marsh
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes (7.ads +2.juvs) Welney WWT from main observatory. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv.fem still Welney WWT from main observatory at 10.20am +showing well. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh

Monday 17th September 2018

On the sea today 2 Red-necked Grebes (adult and juv) were seen with an Eider, 73 Common Scoters, a summer plumage Red-throated Diver, 21 Gannets, 5 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Arctic Skuas, 21 Sandwich Terns and 5 Arctic Terns also recorded. A total of 4 Whinchats were seen (3 at Thornham Harbour and another in the dunes), and a Yellow Wagtail flew over calling.

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Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still 3pm on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Caspian Gulls (both 1w) Sheringham on beach at 11am
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Curlew Sand Snettisham RSPB still this a'noon +4.Spoonbills still
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Snettisham Coastal Park still late morning
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Walsey Hills NOA still on Snipes Marsh. Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Walsey Hills NOA still on Snipes Marsh. Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on North Scrape
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv still Welney WWT at 10.30am (for 5th day; not Montagu's Harrier or hybrid) (+3.Common Cranes)
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes (ad +juv) Holme at 10.40am