Monday 27th February 2017

A grey and blustery day - again! Highlights were a good seawatch including 8 Eiders, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 21 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Divers, 9 Great Crested Grebes and a Slavonian Grebe. Also of note were 4 Stonechats.

Sunday 26th February 2017

Another blustery and grey day, highlights were 27 Snow Buntings along the beach, at east 4 Stonechats between Holme Bird Observatory and Thornham Harbour, over 300 Golden Plover on the grazing marsh, and a single Rock Pipit over Thornham Harbour.

Saturday 25th February 2017

A dull and blustery day at the Observatory, the sea was quiet but at least 4 Long-tailed Ducks were still present together with 73 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Fulmar and 2 Great Crested Grebes. Also of note were 37 Snow Buntings near Gore Point, and at least 4 Stonechats including 3 near the Observatory.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard St.Olaves
Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Warham Greens in flight & distant in stubble field + 6 Hen Harrier & 3 Spoonbill on saltmarsh NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Hemsby on beach at 15:45 NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Cley next the Sea flew W/past Blakeney Point + Pale-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Iceland Gull Mautby in pig fields S/of Mautby Lodge at 12:15
Norfolk 20 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap at 10:47
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull at River Yare mouth Great Yarmouth NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk Great White Egret kimberly from Barnham Broom road bridge, then flew towards lake Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Sheringham + 3 Velvet Scoter NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 37 Snow Bunting Gore Point + 4 Long-tailed Duck offshore
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll from rear of tower hide at Sculthorpe Moor NR at 11:55 NR21 9GN TF901303
Norfolk 2 Waxwing by Union St Norwich NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk Bittern Sculthorpe Moor at 08:45 from scrape hides NR21 9GN TF901303

Friday 24th February 2017

Highlights today were 2 Red Kites drifting west over Holme village, and a movement of Stonechats with at least 7 in the recording area; 2 on the East Bank and at least 5 at Gore Point. The flock of 50 Snow Buntings were in the area of the lavender marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Probable Juvenile Pallid Harrier 2.75mls SW/of Wells ESE/of New Holkham 1/2ml S/of Real Ale Shop 500yds W/of B1105 at 14:00 then flew off TF898395
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton + 6 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from Waveney Forest mound + 3 Short-eared Owl TG457011
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Sheringham on beach + 2 Bonxie past & 5 Long-tailed Duck NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 19 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in roost at 16:10 IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Ten Mile Bank Norfolk 3 Drake Scaup Saddlebow TF608157
Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR on beach
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water over North Wall Marshes at 15:30 NR31 9QB TG464048 Norfolk Hen Harrier Stiffkey Greens
Norfolk 6 Bewick's Swan Breydon Water RSPB at E/end then flew towards Bure Park NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 109 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore + 10 Snow Bunting flew W/over Thornham Point PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 75 Bewick's Swan E/over Winterton NR29 4BQ TG496198

Thursday 24th February 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 24 Shorelark Holkham Bay at 16:30 E/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 5 Little Auk Reported past Sheringham + 2 Arctic Skua NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh mid mrng + 4 Spoonbill & 100 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 10 Waxwing Hunstanton in trees by coach park at 12:15 PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier (1 Male + 1 Ringtail) Roydon Common NWT at 17:10
Norfolk Waxwing Hunstanton just N/of coach park at 11:45 PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Winterton offshore + Scaup NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 103 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore + 2 Snow Bunting flew W/ PE31 8BB TF759436

Wednesday 22nd February 2017

The Snow Buntings, at least 50 birds, were again present at Gore Point with 7 Twite seen early morning at Thornham Harbour. Noteworthy birds on the sea included 8 Eider and a redhead Goosander and a flock of around 40 Greylags arriving across the Wash had a single White-fronted Goose in amongst them.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Iceland Gull Mautby in pig field S/of Lodge this a'noon
Norfolk 25 Shorelark just E/of Holkham Gap at 15:30
Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Gore Point
Norfolk Waxwing Hunstanton at 10:50 at N/end of coach park PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Winterton North Beach
Norfolk 45 Bewick's Swan Cringleford flew NE/over Keswick Close at 07:55 NR4 7RS TG194060

Snow Buntings in the dunes - Holme Bird Obs, February 2017 © Peter Bangs

Tuesday 21st February 2017

Along the beach early morning there were two flocks Snow Buntings of around 30 birds each, with presumably the same birds seen early morning in Thornham Harbour. The Twite also reappeared with 39 birds seen early morning in Thornham Harbour and then later around the Broadwater near the Observatory. On the sea 31 Velvet Scoters and 3 Eiders were noteworthy.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton North Beach
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew E/past Warham Greens late a/noon + 2 Hen Harrier NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island at 16:10 from Waveney Forest Mound + Male Hen Harrier TG457011
Norfolk 25 Shorelark Holkham Bay on E/side NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Walsey Hills NOA at 09:52 in pines NR25 7SA TG062439
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew W/over Titchwell RSPB + 47 Long-tailed Duck & 100 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT at 08:36 on Simmonds' Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 16 Snow Bunting Winterton North Beach
Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR + 31 Velvet Scoter & 39 Twite
Norfolk Redhead Smew Cley NWT on saline pool 200yds W/of N/end of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 120 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB on the sea this a/noon + 85 Long-tailed Duck & Water Pipit on Thornham Pool PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 73 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Blakeney Freshmarsh + Pale-bellied Brent Goose & Hen Harrier
Norfolk 3 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk Waxwing Hunstanton in coach park at 13:15 then flew to garden PE36 5AH TF672409 Norfolk 67 Eurasian White-fronted Goose flew E/over Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048 Norfolk 35 Twite Holme Dunes NNR at Broadwater then flew/W
Norfolk 25 Twite Holme NOA around broadwater early mrng the flew/W towards Thornham TF717450
Norfolk Redhead Smew Cley NWT on saline pools 200yds W/of N/end of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 39 Twite Thornham Harbour at 07:00 + 50 Snow Bunting flew/W TF728441 TF728441

Monday 20th February 2017

A breezy day with sunshine in the morning, the sea was a little quieter, but still produced a Long-tailed Duck, 80 Common Scoters, a Velvet Scoter, a drake Goldeneye, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver and a Slavonian Grebe. 50+ Snow Buntings were around on the beach.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh at W/end from Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439 Norfolk 17 Tundra Bean Goose Docking with, 155 Pink-footed Geese in beet field at 16:00 TF786404
Norfolk 3 Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide NR23 1RN TF888439 Norfolk 29 Shorelark Holkham Bay this a/noon at E/end NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT this a/noon E/of Beach Road on Cricket Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford at 08:25 on SW/side off London Road on Burrell Way on roof behind Plumb Centre IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT W/over West Bank at 08:43 NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull W/over Nunnery Lakes NR at 08:19 IP24 2YW TL873822
Norfolk Great White Egret Earlham Marsh at 08:11

Sunday 19th February 2017

A spring-like feel to the day with the first of the Avocets back on the Broadwater and a Red Admiral butterfly on rotting apples in the heligoland trap. Seawatching was the highlight again with 300 Long-tailed Ducks offshore, 4 Great Northern Divers, a Black-throated Diver and 3 Red-throated Divers seen, and both Red-necked and Slavonian Grebes also of note on the sea. A pair of Stonechats were on the east bank and 51 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Swaffham still W/of A1065 at Brake Hill Farm at 16:00 PE37 7AP TF820090
Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Bay E/of boardwalk NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Great White Egret Earlham Marsh Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island at 14:30 viewed from Burgh Castle TG457011
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford off London Road at Burrell Way IP24 2EP TL873826 Norfolk 11 Common Crane Upton Fen
Norfolk 82 Tundra Bean Goose Breydon Water late mrng W/of Humberstone Farm viewed from South Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby in pig fields s/of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk No Sign of Great Grey Shrike Nar Valley Fisheries TF675135
Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Park flew S/over lake at 07:30 NR23 1RN
Norfolk Great White Egret Berney Marshes RSPB NR30 1SB TG460053
Norfolk Great White Egret Wymondham at Kimberley Hall lake. TQ112013 TQ112013
Norfolk 27 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap at far end of saltmarsh
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford off London Road at Burrell Way + 1w Caspian Gull IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Reported Berney Marshes RSPB at 11:08 NR30 1SB TG460053 Norfolk Great White Egret Pentney GPs TF715135
Norfolk Redhead Smew Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT in roost at 17:00
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Holme Dunes NWT on the sea + Slavonian Grebe
Norfolk 6 Short-eared Owl Haddiscoe Marshes from Burgh Castle mid a/noon + 2 Hen Harrier NR31 9HZ TM451979
Norfolk 125 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB on the sea + 40 Long-tailed Duck, Black-throated Diver off Holme & 65 Snow Bunting PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 300 Long-tailed Duck Holme NWT at 12:40 off Gore Point + 4 Great Northern Diver & 50 Snow Bunting TF715449
Norfolk 11 Scaup Snettisham Coastal Park s/of crossbank TF648335
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Nar Valley Fisheries late mrng + Great White Egret & No Further Sign of Smew TF675135
Norfolk 9 Velvet Scoter Snettisham RSPB from toilet block / green shed TF650328
Norfolk Redhead Smew Nar Valley Fisheries TF675135 Norfolk 466 Eurasian White-fronted Goose North Creake in field by minor road to Burnham Thorpe at 07:30
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Nar Valley Fisheries TF675135

Saturday 18th February 2017

Seawatching was the focus of interest again today with 3 Scaup, 2 Eider, 310 Long-tailed Ducks, 48 Common Scoters, 9 Velvet Scoters, a Goldeneye, 15 Red-breasted Mergansers, one Black-throated and one Great Northern Diver, 2 Fulmars, 7 Great Crested Grebes, a Guillemot and a Great Skua all recorded during the day. Also of interest were 300 Golden Plovers, 550 Lapwings, a single Siskin over calling, 50 Snow Buntings on the beach and along the river Hun near Redwell Marsh 2 Chiffchaffs were catching insects along the hedge line.

Friday 17th February 2017

A beautiful spring day with sunshine and light winds, highlights were on the sea again today, with 14 Eiders, 250+ Long-tailed Ducks, 20 Common and 3 Velvet Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 20+ Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, a Black-throated Diver, 4 Great Northern Divers, 5 Slavonian Grebes, a Shag and 10 Fulmars all noted. A Cetti's Warbler and 2 Water Rails were around the edge of Broadwater, 2 Stonechats were on the east bank and at least 25 Siskins flew over calling during the day. A flock of 65 Snow Buntings were on the beach near Gore Point.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great White Egret Berney Marshes RSPB from Burgh Castle late a/noon NR30 1SB TG460053
Norfolk Great White Egret 1.5mls W/of Great Yarmouth flew N/of A47 Acle New Road at 17:20 NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Cley next the Sea by road to Holt in beet field opposite Rectory Farm late a/noon with 750 Pink-footed Geese then flew off + 9 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from riverbank 2mls E/of Reedham but distant + Ringtail Hen Harrier & 2 Short-eared Owl TG457011
Norfolk 95 Tundra Bean Goose Breydon Water S/of South Wall in fields + Taiga Bean Goose & 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Beeston Bump till 13:25 on beach then flew E/ NR26 8DB TG167432
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Thetford on SW/side off London Road on Burrell Way on roof of Lidl + AD Caspian Gull IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT at 10:15 on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Haddiscoe Marshes this a/noon NR31 9HZ TM451979
Norfolk 3 Bittern Titchwell RSPB showing well PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier NW/of Mundford over fields near Cranwich this a/noon
Norfolk 3 Drake Scaup 2mls S/of King's Lynn Saddlebow at 15:35.View N/from bridge TF608157 Norfolk Male Hen Harrier N/over Snettisham Coastal Park N/of crossbank at 15;30 TF648335 Norfolk Redhead Smew Nar Valley Fisheries + Great Northern Diver TF675135
Norfolk 275 Long-tailed Duck Holme Dunes NNR offshore + 65 Snow Bunting Norfolk 22 Scaup Heacham South Beach from outflow at 14:10 PE31 7AX TF663376
Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Holme NOA this mrng + 4 Great Northern Diver, 5 Slavonian Grebe & 20 Long-tailed Duck TF717450
Norfolk 28 Waxwing Holkham Bay on saltmarsh 400yds E/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458 Norfolk 115 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore + 6 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Black-throated Diver & Great Northern Diver PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 20 Bewick's Swan e/over Seething at 08:55 Norfolk 2 Great Northern Diver Holme Dunes NNR offshore
Norfolk 16 Bewick's Swan Breydon Water flew out to sea early mrng 11 flew south towards Halvergate NR31 9QB TG464048

Thursday 16th February 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Sparham Pools this mrng NR9 5QY TG075178
Norfolk 2nd Winter Glaucous Gull E/past Warham Greens at 14:45 + 3 Hen Harrier (Adult Male + 2 Ringtail) in roost NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton late a/noon on beach 1/4ml N/of beach c/pk NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Great White Egret W/of Norwich SW/of Colney GPs just SW/of A11/B1108 junction at 15:30 Norfolk 32 Shorelark Holkham Bay at 14:25 on saltmarsh E/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 100 Tundra Bean Goose Breydon Water at 12:50 S/of South Wall in fields just W/of Humberstone Farm + Possible Taiga Bean Goose NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford on SW/side off London Road on Burrell Way IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from Burgh Castle TG457011 Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at W/end from Jordan Hide + 6 Snow Bunting in Holkham Bay NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 102 Tundra Bean Goose Breydon Water S/of South Wall in fields just W/of Humberstone Farm at 10:30 + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 23 Velvet Scoter W/of Brancaster offshore at 10:00 PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk Redhead Smew Nar Valley Fisheries on 3rd lake viewable from Wormgay Road at 14:00but distant + Great White Egret & Great Northern Diver TF675135
Norfolk 40 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in roost late a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Drake Velvet Scoter East Rushton at 11:00 + Bewick's Swan on Dilham Canal
Norfolk 3 Waxwing Sheringham 15:35 at Weston Terrace NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Bittern Titchwell RSPB this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 3 Drake Scaup 2mls S/of King's Lynn Saddlebow at 15:15.View N/from bridge TF608157
Norfolk 21 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 2 Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore + Black-throated Diver, 2 Great Northern Diver, 60 Long-tailed Duck & 75 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Redhead Smew Cley NWT on saline pools NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Lyng by Lime Kiln Road TG057183
Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Gorleston-on-Sea NR31 6PL TG532036
Norfolk 7 Waxwing Norwich on Reepham Road opposite Anglia Home Improvements NR2 1AW TG228084

Wednesday 15th February 2017

Once again most of the interesting birds were on the sea with at least 100 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Scaup, 3 Great Northern Divers and a Slavonian Grebe. Around 500 Pink-feet were on the grazing Marsh with two White-fronts, and the flock of around 35 Snow Buntings remained at Gore Point.

Roosting Tawny Owl found high in the tree tops enjoying the sun - Holme Bird Obs, February 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton North Dunes by 1st groyne on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes NR31 9HZ TM451979
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford at Burrell Way mid mrng IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk 117 Tundra Bean Goose Breydon Water S/of South Wall just W/of Humberstone Farm late a'noon NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Cley NWT late a'noon + Pink-footed Goose NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 24 Shorelark Holkham Gap Norfolk Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB at 17:10 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 35 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum late a'noon in roost IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Water Pipit Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Brancaster Staithe showing well in channel late a'noon PE31 8BJ TF794442
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Felbrigg Hall NT in silver birch on edge of Old Deer Park NR11 8PR Norfolk 4 Scaup Holme Dunes NWT offshore
Norfolk No Sign of Black-necked Grebe Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrew's Broad NR14 6PY TM441985
Norfolk 35 Snow Bunting Gore Point Norfolk 3 Scaup King's Lynn at Saddle Brow PE30 2QA TF631204
Norfolk 166 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Blakeney Freshmarsh mid mrng + Pale-bellied Brent Goose
Norfolk 100 Long-tailed Duck Holme next the Sea + Slavonian Grebe, 3 Great Northern Diver & 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose
Norfolk 26 Snow Bunting Winterton-on-Sea on North Beach
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh late mrng PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 2 Black-throated Diver Holme-next-the Sea at 09:05 on the sea TF717450
Norfolk 2 Slavonian Grebe Thornham Point + Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 114 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB offshore + 72 Velvet Scoter & Water Pipit at Thornham Pool PE31 8BB TF759436

Tuesday 14th February 2017

Birds on the sea today included at least 150 Long-tailed Ducks largely concentrated around Thornham and presumably birds displaced from Titchwell by the falling tide. Other birds on the sea of note included three Great Northern Divers, Two Red-necked and one Slavonian Grebe. The Snow Bunting flock had increased to around 60 birds by midday feeding on the beach just east of Gore Point. The Lesser Whitethroat was again in sea buckthorn North of Beach Road and other of note  birds seen during the day included a Peregrine, two Stonechats, Bearded Tit and a Greenshank in Thornham Harbour.

Sunday 12th February 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Great White Egret Pentney GPs at 16:00 TF715135
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Swaffham S/of Swaffham W/of A1065 at Brake Hill Farm 1pm PE37 7AF Norfolk 30 Shorelark near Holkham Bay NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull flew E/past Warham Greens at 16:25 NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Thornham on the beach PE36 6NZ TF737438
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Sheringham at 15:30 on beach below Funky Mackerel Cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Winterton North Beach by 4th groyne + Caspian Gull & 36 Snow Bunting Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby in pig fields S/of Mautby Lodge at 11:35 TG488118
Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Overstrand on beach 1ml SE/of Paul's Lane c/pk NR27 0PF TG246410 Norfolk No Sign of Tundra Bean Goose Ringland by 09:45 in field by River Wensum NR8 6AB TG137139
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford on SW/side of London Road at Burrell Way IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Male Hen Harrier King's Lynn + Short-eared Owl & 40 Twite PE30 2QA TF631204
Norfolk 59 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at rear of paddocks in pines at 16:00 IP26 5HW TL822943 Norfolk 15 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Langham at Broomhouse late mrng
Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost. NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrew's Broad at 14:30 NR14 6PY TM441985 Norfolk Great Northern Diver Hunstanton mid a/noon between groyne 9 & 10 PE36 5AH TF672409 Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk 6 Waxwing Norwich on Reepham Road just NW/of A140 junction opposite Anglian Home Improvements at midday NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 50 Twite Thornham Point at 11:30
Norfolk Female Black Redstart Wells at 10:50 at East Quay near boat storage yard NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Thornham Point at 10:20
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Hunstanton + 3 Velvet Scoter & Purple Sandpiper PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Waxwing Thetford at Napier Place by unit.17 IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Female Black Redstart Wells at East Quay NR23 1AR TF917437

Saturday 11th February 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Hemsby on beach late a/noon NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk 6 Tundra Bean Goose Ringland at 16:30 by River Wensum in field + 137 Greylag Goose NR8 6AB TG137139
Norfolk 18 Common Crane Repps between here & Ashby TG428166
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 16:30 from Washington Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 6 Tundra Bean Goose Ringland by River Wensum + 88 Greylag Goose NR8 6AB TG137139
Norfolk 30 Shorelark W/side of Holkham Gap Norfolk Great Grey Shrike 1ml S/of Swaffham W/of A1065 at Brake Hill Farm this a/noon PE37 7AP TF820090
Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Sidestrand on beach c1.6km E/of Overstrand Beach Access NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Adult Winter Glaucous Gull Thetford on Burrell Way IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Adult Winter Glaucous Gull Breydon Water this a/noon NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 31 Russian White-Fronted Goose Fakenham in Beet Field near Deben Lodge this mng Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney Freshmarsh
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT at 10:25 on Cricket Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Blakeney Freshmarsh at 09:40
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Breydon Water at 10:10 at NE/end on lumps NR31 9QB TG464048 Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby S/of Mautby Lodge TG488118
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew past Winterton NR29 4BQ TG496198 Norfolk 32 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap mid mrng
Norfolk 2nd Winter Caspian Gull Thetford at Burrell Way at 08:30 + No Sign of Glaucous Gull IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Bittern Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 60 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in pines at rear of paddocks late a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Clippesby Norfolk 4 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in roost NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Titchwell RSPB on the sea PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 20 Velvet Scoter on sea t Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Hooded Crow Mautby in pig fields S/of Mautby Lodge at 15:16
Norfolk 5 Waxwing Norwich on Reepham oad just NW/of A140 junction opposite Anglian Home Improvements at 15:32 NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk Jack Snipe Reported Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide was erroneous PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black Redstart Wells at East Quay on foreshore opposite sailing club this a/noon NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 2 Jack Snipe Titchwell RSPB from Parrinder Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 10 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes at 14:00 + AD Caspian Gull briefly NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 62 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach E/of path mid-a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Black-necked Grebe St.Andrew's Broad at 12:55
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier SE/of Rockland St.Mary between Ashby St.Mary & Hellington over fields
Norfolk Hooded Crow Mautby in pig field S/of Mautby Lodge 11:00
Norfolk 6 Waxwing Hunstanton behind Tesco Fuel Station on Oasis Way at 10:30 PE36 5AH TF672409 Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136
Norfolk Female Black Redstart Wells at East Quay on foreshore opposite sailing club at 09:30 NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on Volunteer Marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 6 Waxwing Hunstanton at 09:00 by Tesco fuel station PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Thornham Point offshore
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Sculthorpe Moor at 09:20 from Tower Hide NR21 9GN TF901303
Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Thornham at Thornham Point + Slavonian Grebe offshore PE36 6NZ TF737438
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrew's Broad this mrng NR14 6PY TM441985 Norfolk 24 Snow Bunting Thornham Point

Friday 10th February 2017

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Stiffkey off Green Way late a/noon + 1.2 Male Ringtail Hen Harrier NR23 1QL TF975431
Norfolk Great White Egret Halvergate Marshes near Fleet Farm at 13:45, no general access
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford on SW/side off London Road on Burrell Way + 1w Caspian Gull IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh at 14:50 NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton on beach + 15 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198 Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Bay 1/3ml E/of Holkham Gap at 11:30 NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 1st Winter Little Gull Sheringham at 15:00 off shelter NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 35 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in pines at rear of paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Hooded Crow Mautby Norfolk 6 Waxwing Hunstanton at 14:10 by Tesco petrol station PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes at 11:30on N/side of St.Andrew's Broad NR14 6PY TM441985
Norfolk Black Redstart Wells 11:30 at East Quay on shore opposite sailing club NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk Black Redstart Great Yarmouth 10:45 at Gapton Hall Road on roof of DIY store NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 22 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore + Red-throated Diver on Thornham Pool & Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 50 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on the beach by the boardwalk PE31 8BB TF759436

Thursday 9th February 2017

A quiet and cold day, 40+ Fieldfares were around the reserve and 2 Stonechats were on the East Bank.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes at midday from Waveney Forest mound + Male Hen Harrier NR31 9HZ TM451979
Norfolk 25 Tundra Bean Goose just E/of Clippesby + 32 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TM431137 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton North Dunes on beach at 15:45 by 1st groyne NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Bay E/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 2 Glaucous Gull (1 Adult + 1 Juvenile) Winterton on beach at 13;30 + 38 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby in pig field S/of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh 12:45 in dyke by River Yare at Hempsted Mews Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs early a/noon
Norfolk Adult Black Brant Wells by B1105 just beyond junction with A149 with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull on SW/side of Thetford on Burrell Way + 2 AD Yellow-legged Gull & Waxwing by Mcdonalds IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk 32 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk 12 Scaup Snettisham Coastal Park offshore at 16:00 200yds N/of crossbank TF648335 Norfolk 25 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at 15:15 in conifers at rear of The Paddocks IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Strumpshaw Fen RSPB late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk Black Redstart Wells 13:15 at East Quay Lane on foreshore NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Thornham Point
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore + 70 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436

Wednesday 8th February 2017

A rather quiet day with the only birds on the sea of note being single Great Northern and Red-throated Divers. The drake Common Scoter was again on the Broadwater and the flock of Snow Buntings, 24 birds, were again noted along the beach.

Drake Common Scoter on the Broadwater - Holme Bird Obs, February 2017
 
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Bay E/of Holkham Gap late a/noon NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 2 Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton North Dunes on beach by 1st groyne NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Walcott + 2 Black-throated Diver & 2 Long-tailed Duck NR12 0LZ TG359329
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Winterton North Beach again at 12:08
Norfolk 2 Great White Egret North Wootton Marshes at 12:20 E/of Estuary Farm
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle on post briefly mid mrng + Male Hen Harrier & 3 Short-eared Owl TG476049
Norfolk 20 Shorelark just E/of Holkham Gap this a/noon
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford on SW/side off London Road at Burrell Way this mrng IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby in pig fields /of Mautby Lodge TG488118
Norfolk Juvenile Common Crane Clippesby flew over wood TM431137
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Heacham between here & Ringstead in field at 09:30 + Eurasian White-fronted Goose PE31 7AX TF663376
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton North Dunes on beach by first rock groyne + 10 Snow Bunting NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 30 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum this a/noon IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk 80 Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB on the sea + 2 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Stiffkey Campsite Wood NR23 1QF TF964439
Norfolk 14 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Welney WWT at Lady Fen late a/noon PE14 9TN TL548946 Norfolk 2 Bittern Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide late a/noon NR13 4HS TG341066 Norfolk 9 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Welney WWT on Lady Fen PE14 9TN TL548946 Norfolk 56 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Burnham Overy Town in wheat field just NW/of Leath House at 13:45
Norfolk 67 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Burnham Thorpe at W/of church at 13:35
Norfolk 24 Snow Bunting flew E/over beach at Holme Dunes
Norfolk Black Redstart Wells-next-the-Sea by sailing club at East Quay showing well this mrng Norfolk 5 Velvet Scoter Cley NWT flew W/past beach c/pk + 2 Long-tailed Duck flew/W NR25 7SA TG049441

Tuesday 7th February 2017

A damp grey morning with the rain easing early afternoon.  A pair of Stonechats were around the East Bank and Obs building. In nearby Thornham Harbour a Spotted Redshank was in the main harbour creek along with a Kingfisher and male Merlin was perched out in the harbour mouth.
Around c30 Snow Buntings were also present on the beach late pm west of Gore Point.

Bird news from  Birdnet
Norfolk 1st Winter Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 31 Shorelark Brancaster on the beach + Red-necked Grebe PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs in a'noon Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Gap c.1km east of gap at 13:40
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT on Cricket Marsh by Beach Road at 12:54 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide at 09:30 NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby in pig fields south of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk 32 Shorelark Holkham Gap at 11:02 by wooden post 350m east of Lady Anne's Drive Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham at 09:58
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs at 08:02

Monday 6th February 2017

40 Snow Buntings were again on the beach, and 35 Twite were seen on three occasions flying over the Observatory in both directions. 2 Stonechats were on the east bank.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Adult Male Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes viewed from Burgh Castle this a/noon but distant NR31 9HZ TM451979
Norfolk 70 Tundra Bean Goose near Clippesby in field early mrng TM431137
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Thetford on Burrell Way IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby at 13:42 in pig field S/of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Winterton Dunes NNR on beach by 1st rocks late mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 33 Shorelark Holkham Bay E/of Holkham Gap at 11:00 NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Great White Egret Hockwold Washes 1/4ml W/of Washland Viewpoint at 10:50 IP26 4LQ TL727882
Norfolk 3 Common Crane Thurne Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Breydon Water at E/end flew NE/past Breydon Bridge mid mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk 2 Juvenile Glaucous Gull Blakeney Freshmarsh at 08:30 on marsh 400yds N/of hotel viewable from coast path at Westbury
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull W/past Sidestrand at 08:37 NR27 0LT TG265395

Sunday 5th February 2017

Another fine sunny afternoon with plenty of activity, mainly on the sea including 200+ Long-tailed Ducks, 9 Eiders, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Red-necked and 5 Slavonian Grebes! A Great Skua was also noted on the sea.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 9 Common Crane Thurne Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cley NWT in reed litter by East Bank this mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Marshes at 16:40 then flew to Waveney Forest NR31 9HZ TM451979
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Reported Holkham Freshmarsh on S/side just N/of A149 at 15:30 NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby in pig fields S/of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT on Lady Fen at 14:40 PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Welney WWT from Lyle Hide at 12:45 PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew N/past Snettisham Coastal Park at 12:20 TF648335
Norfolk 14 Shorelark Holkham Gap at 09:30 Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle late mrng but distant + 12 Short-eared Owl TG476049
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew S/past Winterton NR29 4BQ TG496198 Norfolk 100 Tundra Bean Goose just E/of Clippesby at 10:45 TM431137
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Holme next the Sea in dunes N/of Beach Rd at 10:00 + 2 Snow Bunting Norfolk 13 Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne Camp in field E/of windmill + 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT in 2nd field along Beach Road NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad at 16:30 NR29 3HH TG461136
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Strumpshaw Fen RSPB a dusk NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost. NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB again offshore + 2 Slavonian Grebe PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black Redstart Wells again at East Quay near sailing club at 13:00 NR23 1AR TF917437 Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier viewed from Burgh Castle TG476049
Norfolk 32 Snow Bunting Snettisham Coastal Park at 12:45 NNE/of c'park TF648335
Norfolk Redhead Smew Cley NWT at 11:10 just W/of N/end of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Redhead Smew Cley NWT from East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad at 10:15 NR29 3HH TG461136
Norfolk Scaup Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrews Broad NR14 6PY TM441985
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Filby Broad NR29 3HH TG461136 Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436

Saturday 4th February 2017

Another spring-like day, seabirds included 18 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Goldeneye, 14 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 2 Black-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 2 Red-necked Grebes, and 3 Slavonian Grebes. Also of interest was a Water Rail calling, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Merlin near the Golf Course, 33 Snow Buntings at the west end of Holme Beach, and a Kingfisher at Thornham Harbour.

Friday 3rd February 2017

A beautiful sunny day with increasingly strong winds, over 2,500 Pink-feet were on the grazing marsh, and a Kingfisher and 2 Spotted Redshanks were in Thornham Habour. The flock of 35+ Snow Buntings were seen off the Golf Course, and a Barn Owl was hunting on Redwell Marsh. At the Observatory a single Waxwing flew over east calling as it went, 2 Stonechats were feeding and along the sea wall at Thornham 40+ Twite were around the saltmarsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Welney WWT from Lyle Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Glaucous Gull S/past Winterton mid a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Salthouse E/of Gramborough Hill at 13:00 NR25 7XW TG082443 Norfolk Lapland Bunting SE/of Walsey Hills in ploughed field NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 110 Tundra Bean Goose between Clippesby & Billockby in fields with Pink-footed Geese TM431137
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island from Burgh Castle at 11:30 + 6 Short-eared Owl TG457011
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby at 14:10 in pig fields S/of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk Spoonbill Holkham Freshmarsh at 08:05 on pools just W/of Lady Ann's Drive NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Holme-next-the Sea 13:25 on beach off end of Beach Road PE36 6LQ TF717450
Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Bay 2mls W/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Berney Marshes RSPB early mrng + 110 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR30 1SB TG460053
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB flew E/ PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT + 18 Eurasian White-fronted Goose PE14 9TN TL548946 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT by Beach Road on Cricket Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 12 Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne in field E/of windmill in a/noon with Pink-footed Geese + 4 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR25 7SR TG111435

Thursday 2nd February 2017

A blustery day with showers, highlights were on the sea with a female Eider, 30+ Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Great Northern Diver, 6 Fulmars, and 6 Great Crested Grebe. A drake Common Scoter was on the Broadwater.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 31 Shorelark Holkham Bay on beach W/of Holkham Gap + Red-necked Grebe offshore, Slavonian Grebe & Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from Burgh Castle at 14:20 TG457011
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide at 11:30 + Spoonbill NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose between Heacham & Ringstead in field with Pink-footed Geese Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Snettisham RSPB on beach TF650328
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard just SW/of Surlingham at 09;30 by Surlingham Lane then flew NE/ NR14 7AL TG324058
Norfolk 59 Tundra Bean Goose between Clippesby & Billockby in fields with Pink-footed Geese TM431137
Norfolk Great White Egret S/over Colney GPs at 07:55
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley Marshes NWT by Beach Road NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes at 16:30 in SW/corner of St.Andrew's Broad NR14 6PY TM441985
Norfolk 30 Long-tailed Duck off Holme NOA + Great Northern Diver TF717450
Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier (1 Male + 1 Ringtail) Stiffkey from c/pk late a/noon NR23 1QL TF975431 Norfolk Hooded Crow Mautby in pig field S/of Mautby Lodge this a/noon
Norfolk 30 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum in paddock area at 15:55 IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Binham 13:30 at Priory Crescent Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Ormesby Little Broad TG462139
Norfolk Waxwing Wells in bushes along Beach Road S/of works entrance at 11:05 NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 19 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Halvergate Marshes
Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Winterton on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Redhead Smew Cley NWT in drain N/of Walsey Hills viewable from Attenborough Way at 10:20 + Siberian Chiffchaff at 09:00 in reed litter by East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 27 Snow Bunting Horsey on beach this mrng NR29 4EP TG477228 Norfolk Female/Immature Black Redstart Wells at East Quay near sailing club at 08:43 NR23 1AR TF917437

Wednesday 1st February 2017

A largely grey and damp day, which restricted both bird and visitor activity. The highlight today was an impressive flock of at least fifty Long-tailed Ducks feeding just offshore, present for most of the day. A Merlin appeared briefly mid morning crossing low past the Obs and heading off west over the seawall. A ringed male Stonechat was also present along the East Bank path.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 2 Cattle Egret Woodborough in field by minor rd at Swanborough Tump SU132602
Norfolk Adult Iceland Gull Mautby at 14:25 again in pig fields S/of Mautby Lodge
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cley next the Sea in reed along East Bank 100yds N/of c'park mid a'noon NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Great White Egret from Washington Hide at Holkham Freshmarsh at 12:40 NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 6 Tundra Bean Goose Clippesby again with Pink-footed TM431137
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Blakeney Harbour on marsh near c/pk at 09:30 TG028441
Norfolk 257 Russian White-Fronted Goose North Creake in field just S/of Creake Abbey
Norfolk Hen Harrier Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at dusk NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 8 Twite on saltmarsh NW/of Mortson Quay + Jack Snipe
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Thorpe Marshes not Slavonian Grebe as previously reported NR14 6PY TM441985
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 2 Red-necked Grebe, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver & 40 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Thorpe Marshes at St.Andrew's Broad NR14 6PY TM441985
Norfolk 50 Long-tailed Duck Holme Dunes NWT at 09:17 E/of c/pk

Tuesday 31st January 2017

Sky dancing Marsh Harriers gave a spring feel to the start of the day at least. Birds on the sea today included 30 Long-tailed Ducks, 12 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Eider and single Goldeneye and Great Northern Diver. Female Stonechats were noted along the main approach road and near the Observatory building.

Monday 30th January 2017

With no sign of the Ferruginous Duck for three days, it does seem to have left the site, perhaps coinciding with the arrival of milder weather from the west. On the sea today 400+ Common Scoters, and 20+ Red-breasted Mergansers were of note. A Water Rail was calling by the Broadwater. Off the Golf Course 2 Lapland Buntings were seen and a Stonechat was also recorded, together with a flock of 120 Linnets.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Clippesby in field + 4 Eurasian White-fronted Goose West Somerton, 9 Eurasian White-fronted Goose martham Broad & 2 Scaup TM431137
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle 16:30 at Haddiscoe Island viewed from Burgh Castle Viewpoint TG476049
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Blakeney Harbour at 09:00 in channel TG028441
Norfolk 6 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB + 5 Tundra Bean Goose & 350 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TG378039
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard just E/of Gayton over B1145 at 12:30
Norfolk 6 Shorelark Blakeney Point this mrng + Slavonian Grebe & 5 Scaup NR25 7DJ TG007464 Norfolk 19 Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne E/of windmill at 11:00 + 5 White-fronted Goose & 4 Velvet Scoter offshore NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cley NWT in reed litter off East Bank near small c/pk by A149 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 30 Shorelark Holkham Bay at 11:10 on beach 2mls W/of Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Holme-next-the Sea on beach off end of Beach Road at 09:30 but mobile PE36 6LQ TF717450

Sunday 29th January 2017

The Ferruginous Duck was not relocated again today, however the sea was very rewarding with a drake Scaup, 131 Long-tailed Ducks off the NWT dunes, 2 Common Scoters, 14 Goldeneye, 24 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver east, and 20 Great Crested Grebes all recorded during the morning. A Greenshank was at Gore Point, 40 Twite flew over Gore Point and 45 Snow Buntings were on the beach.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Snettisham this mrng TF648335
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Reported Thornham late a/noon PE36 6NZ TF737438
Norfolk 39 Shorelark Holkham Bay this a/noon NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Reported Halvergate Marshes at 13:10
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle at 14:00 at Haddiscoe Island at N/end viewed from W/end of Burgh Castle but distant TG476049
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burgh Castle distantly this a/noon TG476049
Norfolk 11 Common Crane Hickling Broad NWT at Candledyke Marsh + 60 Russian White-Fronted Goose & 4 Water Pipit NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Stiffkey over saltmarsh at 10:00 NR23 1QL TF975431
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Cley NWT flew E/over Arnold's Marsh at 13:00 NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Winterton-on-Sea offshore this mrng
Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting S/of Kelling Quags again in field
Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Walsey Hills NOA in ploughed field S/of pines with Skylarks NR25 7SA TG062439
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cley NWT again at 11:00 in reed litter along East Bank c'park NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne in field E/of windmill mid mrng with Pink-footed NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Bay W/of Lady Anne's Drive viewed from A149 at 10:00 NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 101 Russian White-Fronted Goose Blakeney Freshmarsh
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Blakeney Harbour + 5 Scaup, 7 Twite & Redhead Smew in channel TG028441
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Welney WWT + Great White Egret PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island TG457011
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cley NWT in reed litter along East Bank near c/pk + Redhead Smew on Serpentine NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Sheringham at 08:20 off seafront NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT in field /of Beach Road NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172

Saturday 28th January 2017

There was no sign of the Ferruginous Duck today but on the sea a Great Northern Diver, 18 Long-tailed Ducks, 8 Eiders, a Goldeneye, 9 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Great Crested Grebes, a Guillemot and a Kittiwake were of note. A Peregrine was hunting the marsh mid morning and a Cetti's Warbler was by the Broadwater.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Morston Quay NR25 7DJ TG011444 Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island till 16:50 then flew to Waveney Forest TG457011
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Beeston Regis at 15:20 on sea off caravan park
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Holme-next-the Sea offshore at 15:35 + 40 Long-tailed Duck TF717450
Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Halvergate Island at 10:30 + Ringtail Hen Harrier TG429067
Norfolk 2 Glaucous Gull flew S/past Hemsby mid a/noon NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT at South end of Beach Road mid a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Woodborough by minor road Swanborough Tump SU132602
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT from main observatory PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 13:15 NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Welney WWT from Friends Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Glaucous Gull Cley NWT at 11:25 from East Bank + Siberian Chiffchaff NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 3 Common Crane flew SW/over Hardingham at 10:25 Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Kelling Quags in stubble field N/of ruined buildings
Norfolk 3 Little Auk flew S/past Hemsby + JUV Glaucous Gull NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Heacham at South Beach outflow mid mrng then flew/S PE31 7AX TF663376
Norfolk 15 Tundra Bean Goose flew E/past Sidestrand at 09:00 + White-fronted Goose NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Cley NWT in reed litter along East Bank near c/pk NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 4 Tundra Bean Goose Weybourne at 08:50 in field E/of windmill with Pink-footed Geese NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Cley NWT in field E/of Beach Road at 08:45 NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Cley NWT flew E/over Arnold's Marsh at 08:30 NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 29 Shorelark Holkham Bay at 08:25 on beach at 100yds W/end of roped off area NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Overstrand at 08:20 flew/E along seafront NR27 0PF TG246410 Norfolk 6 Hen Harrier Warham Greens in roost NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Burnham Overy Staithe again off E/end this mrng + Hen Harrier TF848457 Norfolk Red-necked Grebe flew S/past Hemsby late a/noon NR29 4JG TG506172 Norfolk 2 Hawfinch Lynford Arboretum at 12:30 at feeders IP26 5HW TL822943
Norfolk 3 Hen Harrier Wells at 15:35 from East Quay NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk Female Black Redstart Wells at East Quay on roof at 12:40 NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk Smew Cley NWT from East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Waxwing Thornham by A149 at Drove Orchard Farm Shop in Orchard PE36 6NZ TF737438
Norfolk Hooded Crow Mautby again in pig field S/of Mautby Lodge at 11:35
Norfolk Female Black Redstart Wells at 09:35 at East Quay NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Thornham Point + 70 Long-tailed Duck & 40 Velvet Scoter
Norfolk 2 Slavonian Grebe Holkham Bay + 28 Velvet Scoter NR23 1RJ TF892458