Monday 22nd May 2017

A quiet day but with warm sunshine, highlights were a Spotted Flycatcher at the back of the pines, and a Four-spotted Chaser and a Hairy Hawker dragonfly were also noted.

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Norfolk 2.BLACK KITES 1.5mls west of Mundford flew over Cranwich Camp mid a'noon
Norfolk Purple Heron Cley flew in off sea south over beach car park +over village at 2pm
Norfolk 2.RED-FOOTED FALCONS (both males) flew east over Blakeney Point at c2pm
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Cnr by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of Rush Hill Scrape hide. Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk E to church, N along Church Ln to bend then E, N thru wood +E NR29 5LW
Norfolk RED-THROATED PIPIT Blakeney Point flew west over The Hood early a'noon but no sign of Bluethroat
Norfolk Bluethroat male Blakeney Point at The Hood at 11.05am but elusive
Norfolk still no sign of male.Iberian Chiffchaff 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA by 10.45am TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk Garganey drk Buckenham Marshes RSPB still from hide at 10.15am
Norfolk Osprey flew south over Winterton North Dunes at 10.15am
Norfolk Quail male singing on Saturday Sheringham +3.Great White Egrets flew west
Norfolk no sign of male.Iberian Chiffchaff 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA 6.50-8.15am TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Curlew Sand Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Short-eared Owl y'day Holme Dunes NWT near entrance hut at 7pm

Sunday 21st May 2017

A bright and breezy day with sunny spells, the highlight was a glimpse of two Common Cranes drifting high west over the west side of the grazing marshes. At least two Cuckoos were also in the area and a Hairy Hawker was around the NOA reserve.

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Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still this a'noon Hickling Broad at Heigham Cnr by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of Rush Hill Scrape hide (+5.Common Cranes)
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 1.08pm 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Warham Greens over saltmarsh at 12.55pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle again 11.35am Hickling Broad NWT near Rush Hill Scrape viewed WNW from River Thurne footpath briefly
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew west over Holme NWT
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Hickling Broad NWT over wood towards Rush Hill Scrape viewed from Potter Heigham Marshes at 9.40am +appeared to land in wood but no sign since
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew west over Sculthorpe Moor NR at 10.31am
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 10.19am 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk 3.Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley in field SW of drying barns at 9.40am
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills (both imm) Berney Marshes RSPB +2.drk.Garganey Short-eared Owl
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 9.05am 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 9.05am 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes north of Sparham Pools flew west over fields at c8.55am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard West Runton circling over village at 8.53am
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB offshore
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER still 8.10am Hickling Broad at Heigham Cnr by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of Rush Hill Scrape hide on +off. Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk E to church, N along Church Ln to bend then E, N thru wood +E NR29 5LW
Norfolk no sign of ad.Caspian Tern Potter Heigham Marshes by 8am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes at 7.45am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE. Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk 8.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes at 7.45am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE. Spoonbill Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Cnr by Weavers' Way 50yd W.of Rush Hill Scrape hide 6.40am+showing on+off.Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk+walk E to church,N along Church Ln to bend +E, N thru wood+E
Norfolk 3.Otters Cley NWT in main drain viewed from East Bank sluice +showing well
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Golden Oriole West Runton flew towards Incleborough Hill at 5.57am
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA TG.060.439 NR25 7SA

Saturday 20th May 2017

A quiet day with an increasing southerly breeze, a Red Kite drifted east over the poplars at the back of Drove Orchards, and 2 Greenshank were calling during the morning.

Moths included a Fern and a Swallow Prominent, while butterflies included Green Hairstreak, Small Copper and Red Admiral.

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Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 2pm 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA by steps briefly TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad again 1.17pm Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes at 5.50am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk reported probable fem.Red-footed Falcon Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 9.30am was a Hobby
Norfolk 3.Dotterel still 11.56am 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley 1/2ml west of drying barns
Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park at 11.53am
Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT still
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad till 11.30am Potter Heigham Marshes then flew towards Hickling Broad. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA +showing well on +off TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB over reception then flew towards Rockland/ Buckenham Marshes RSPB mid morning
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad again 10.10am Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 3.Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley 1/2ml west of drying barns at 9am
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad till 10am Potter Heigham Marshes then flew upriver. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk no news on Temminck's Stints Cley NWT
Norfolk probable Red-footed Falcon fem Salthouse at Gramborough Hill at 9.30am then flew east
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad still 9.47am Potter Heigham Marshes (+5.Spoonbills still). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Golden Oriole SE of West Runton flew east over Incleborough Hill at 9.30am
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Potter Heigham Marshes still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew west over Cley NWT at 8.14am then west over end of Blakeney Point at 8.19am. 1s.Little Gull Cley NWT
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets flew west over Cley NWT at 8.14am then west over end of Blakeney Point at 8.19am. 1s.Little Gull Cley NWT
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad again Potter Heigham Marshes. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB offshore. Turtle Dove in car park
Norfolk Caspian Gull reported y'day SE of Potter Heigham flew WNW along River Thurne at 8pm
Norfolk Golden Oriole West Runton in poplars on golf course at 5.55am
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Cnr by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of Rush Hill Scrape hide 7.08am. Use Potter Heigham village hall c'pk +walk E to church, N along Church Ln to bend then E, N thru wood +E NR29 5LW

Friday 19th May 2017

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Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad still 11.45am Potter Heigham Marshes on south side viewed from river bank (+2.Wood Sands 2.Knot 4+Spoonbills escaped Bufflehead). Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape late morning
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad still Potter Heigham Marshes on south side viewed from river bank at 10.25am. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk no sign of ad.Caspian Tern Hickling Broad /Potter Heigham Marshes by 10.10am
Norfolk 7.Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley. Park at drying barns then walk west along footpath for 1/3ml
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows behind Snipes Marsh TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew west past Sheringham early morning

Thursday 18th May 2017

A fairly quiet day for birds, highlights were a Red Kite drifting west over the poplars at the back of Drove Orchards early morning, 2 Cuckoos calling, a Barn Owl hunting near Redwell Marsh, a Whinchat, 2 Wheatears and a Stonechat on the NWT reserve, 3 Yellow Wagtails and a Grey Wagtail over calling. An Osprey flew south over the east end of Holme Village approx. 4pm carrying a large fish!

In the moth traps a Pine Hawk Moth was a nice surprise and a Treble Lines was also of note. Butterflies included Green Hairstreak, Small Copper, Brown Argus, Small Heath, Painted Lady and Wall Brown

 Iberian Chiffchaff trapped and ringed early morning - Walsey Hills, May 2017

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Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT fem Cley NWT again mid a'noon on Pat's Pool
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Kelling till mid a'noon north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow then flew west
Norfolk Garganey drk Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Kelling still 1.55pm north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 1pm
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad Potter Heigham Marshes again this a'noon then flew towards Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Kelling still 12.35pm north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Kelling Water Meadow still 11.30am
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad Potter Heigham Marshes at east end at 11.40am then flew east
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Kelling Water Meadow still 10.30am
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Potter Heigham Marshes still +6.Spoonbills still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk Golden Oriole c1ml north of Hickling west of Sea Palling Road at Priory Meadows flew to poplars at 10.23am
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk 3.Turnstones Welney WWT on Lady Fen
Norfolk escaped fem.Bufflehead y'day Potter Heigham Marshes still. Use car park at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Kelling Water Meadow at 9.23am
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad till 9.05am Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape then flew east. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, north along Church Lane to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk Spoonbill Welney WWT
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN ad still Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape at 8.55am. Use Potter Heigham village hall car park +walk east to church, north along Church Lane to bend then east on track, north thru wood +east NR29 5LW
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 8.56am 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 8.15am
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Cley NWT till 8.05am on Pat's Pool then flew to Salthouse at north end of marsh
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Cley NWT still 7.44am on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide +showing well
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Cley NWT again 7.15am on Pat's Pool
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Salthouse on marsh north of village at 6am +showing well
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Cley NWT flew east over Simmonds' Scrape at 5.56am
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male still 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA trapped +ringed TG.060.439 NR25 7SA

Wednesday 17th May 2017


As forecast a rather damp and grey day, highlights included a Barn Owl hunting early morning over Redwell Marsh, a Common Sandpiper and three Black-tailed Godwits on the Broadwater and a Spotted Flycatcher frequenting the western edge of the Pines.

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Norfolk 9.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes mid a'noon then flew off
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 2.15pm 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows behind Snipes Marsh TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN still mid a'noon Hickling Broad NWT viewable from Weavers' Way +singing SAVI'S WARBLER still. From Potter Heigham church walk north along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood +east
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still 1pm Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of hide at Rush Hill Scrape. From Potter Heigham church walk N along lane to sharp bend then E on track +then N thru wood+E
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN again 1.18pm Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape. From Potter Heigham church walk north along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood +east
Norfolk Garganey drk Potter Heigham Marshes still +2.Wood Sands Short-eared Owl 6.Spoonbills still
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN till 12.40pm Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape then flew off +no further sign by 1pm. From Potter Heigham church walk north along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood +east
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 12.50pm 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows behind Snipes Marsh TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN still 11.59am Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape. From Potter Heigham church walk north along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood +east
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN still 11.25am Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape. From Potter Heigham church walk north along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood +east
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN Hickling Broad NWT at Rush Hill Scrape at 11.02am. From Potter Heigham church walk north along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood +east
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 10.40am
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 10.30am. From Potter Heigham church walk N along lane to sharp bend then E on track +then N thru wood+E
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows behind Snipes Marsh TG.060.439 NR25 7SA
Norfolk crake sp Cley NWT flushed from in front of Bishop Hide at 9.15am +flew to ditch east of Bishop Hide
Norfolk/Suffolk Great White Egret y'day Lakenheath Fen RSPB still
Norfolk probable Honey Buzzard y'day flew west past Weybourne Camp at 6.10am tho distant
Norfolk Great White Egret Hemsby
Norfolk 8.Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley. Park at drying barns then walk west along footpath for 1/3ml +view south
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves y'day Seething still

Tuessday 16th May 2017


Another blustery day, which made for a challenging day. An obvious small passage of Swifts and Hirundines through the morning was evident and notable sightings again included a singing Turtle Dove along the approach road near Redwell Marsh, a single Yellow wagtail west and a reeling Grasshopper Warbler briefly on the NWT reserve.

Singing Turtle Dove - Holme Bird Obs, May 2017

Displaying Turtle Dove - Holme Bird Observatory, May 2017

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Norfolk no further sign of male.Grey-headed Wagtail Cley NWT in Eye Field this a'noon
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still 1.50pm Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of hide at Rush Hill Scrape. From Potter Heigham church walk N along lane to sharp bend then E on track +then N thru wood+E
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 1.30pm 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows at back of Snipe's Marsh cTG.060.439
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 1pm 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows at back of Snipe's Marsh cTG.060.439
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB flew over freshmarsh
Norfolk 8.Dotterel still 12.15pm 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley. Park at drying barns then walk west along footpath for 1/3ml +view south
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 12.10pm 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows at back of Snipe's Marsh cTG.060.439
Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Norton Marsh still
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint (+Osprey over at 11.05am
Norfolk White Stork y'day Harleston at 12.30pm cTM.234.843
Norfolk Garganey drk Potter Heigham Marshes still 11am +7.Spoonbills escaped fem.Bufflehead
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail male Cley NWT in Eye Field with cattle late morning
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 10.20am 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows at back of Snipe's Marsh cTG.060.439
Norfolk 8.Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley at 9.35am. Park at drying barns then walk west along footpath for 1/3ml
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing still 9.30am 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows at back of Snipe's Marsh cTG.060.439
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 9am. From Potter Heigham church walk N along lane to sharp bend then E on track +then N thru wood+E
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters still Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Kelling Quags briefly
Norfolk 7.Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley at 8.15am. Park at drying barns then walk west along footpath for 1/3ml
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still in car park. Spoonbill Thornham Marsh
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Holme still at start of reserves approach road at 8am
Norfolk repeat: IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA in willows at back of Snipe's Marsh at 7.55am
Norfolk IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF male singing Walsey Hills NOA in willows at back of Snipe's Marsh at 7.55am

Monday 15th May 2017

Wet and windy all day, highlights were a Spotted Flycatcher and a Short-eared Owl on the NWT reserve, a Cuckoo, and 2 summer plumage Golden Plover over the grazing marshes.

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Norfolk Turtle Dove Welney WWT under feeders
Norfolk Spoonbill ad Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh
Norfolk 8.Dotterel still mid morning 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley. Park at drying barns then walk west along footpath for 1/3ml
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still at east end
Norfolk Honey Buzzard 1ml east of Cley flew south over Walsey Hills NOA at 8.50am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Salthouse flew south over The Dun Cow pub at 8.55am
Norfolk 8.Dotterel still 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley in field west of drying barns on slope 3/4.way along field at 7.59am

Sunday 14th May 2017

Rain in the morning gave way to sunshine, and highlights included an Osprey in Thornham Harbour, a Red Kite drifting west, a Tawny Owl on the NOA reserve, 2 Spotted Flycatchers in the west end of the pines, 2 Wheatears on the NWT reserve, and a Tree Pipit over calling.

Moths included another Small Elephant Hawk, while butterflies included Small Copper, Brown Argus, Wall Brown and Green Hairstreak

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Norfolk no sign of Temminck's Stint 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen this a'noon (but Spoonbill on saltmarsh viewed from Stiffkey Tidal Outfall Sluice.2)
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk/Suffolk no sign of any Black-winged Stilts Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 7.30am +showing well (+Curlew Sand flew over)
Norfolk 7.Dotterel still c1.5mls south of Titchwell in field west of Choseley drying barns viewed from 1st gate south of barns
Norfolk Hen Harrier fem Stockton by A146 at 6.22am

Saturday 13th May 2017

A breezy day with rain in the morning, visible migration was evident with highlights including a Garganey on the NWT marsh, a Common Crane flying over Thornham Harbour and heading west, 2 Turtle Doves and 2 Cuckoos in the recording area, a Greenshank, and a notable passage of House Martins, Swifts and Swallows taking place at the back of the grazing marshes during the afternoon. Two Spotted Flycatchers were in the NWT car park and a Whinchat was on the NWT viewable from Broadwater Road, with 30+ Yellow Wagtails passing over during the day, a Grey Wagtail also of note, and a thunbergi Yellow Wagtail seen from the village hides reserve.

Moths included Pine Beauty, White Ermine and Northern Drab

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Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON fem still 2.45pm Winterton North Dunes at north end flew south along dune ridge north of concrete blocks
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB on Meadow Trail in willows east of pond at 2.45pm
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still 2.30pm Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint +Glossy Ibis still
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk/Suffolk Osprey Lakenheath Fen RSPB flew over Hockwold Washes at 1.15pm
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still 1.15pm Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint +Glossy Ibis still
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON fem Winterton North Dunes at north end at 1.07pm
Norfolk 7.Dotterel c1.5mls south of Titchwell in field west of Choseley drying barns viewed from 1st gate south of barns at 12.55pm
Norfolk 6.Dotterel c1.5mls south of Titchwell in field west of Choseley drying barns viewed from 1st gate south of barns at 12.45pm
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints still 12.20pm 1ml ENE of Stiffkey 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 Common Crane Titchwell RSPB flew in off sea at 10.30am then flew west
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still 11am Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint +Glossy Ibis still
Norfolk 3.Dotterel c1.5mls south of Titchwell in field west of Choseley drying barns at 10.30am
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still 10.20am Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew east over Fen Hide at 9.40am
Norfolk 3+Turtle Doves Titchwell RSPB near Fen Hide
Norfolk Wood Wblr male singing Titchwell RSPB by visitor centre at 9am
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen at 8.55am. Use A149 layby, walk east +take footpath north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Temminck's Stint 1ml ENE of Stiffkey 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 Turtle Dove Sidestrand flew east at 8.30am
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Honey Buzzard West Runton flew out to sea at 8.40am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard West Runton flew out to sea at 6.20am (+2s.Caspian Gull 2.Short-eared Owls)
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still at east end at 8am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 5.30am

Friday 12th May 2017

A humid day threatening rain, highlights were 6 Black-tailed Godwits and a Greenshank on the NWT pools, a Cuckoo calling from the back of Drove Orchards, 2 Swifts, 10 House Martins and 10 Swallows over the village, a Cetti's Warbler singing, 2 Lesser Whitethroats on the reserve, 6 Sedge Warblers and 10 Reed Warblers, while the ringing highlight of the day was a Reed Warbler ringed in Portugal. In the dunes on the NWT reserve Redstart, Whinchat and Wheatear were still present.

Moth numbers surged with the mild night temperature, including an Eyed Hawk Moth, Small Elephant Hawk Moth, Blood Vein, White Ermine, Small Waved Umber, and Northern Drab.

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Norfolk Saker Eccles-on-Sea in field then flew SW at 2.58pm
Norfolk 2.White Storks Acle flew over Damgate TG.401.096
Norfolk Wood Sand Potter Heigham Marshes. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Horsey still +Hen Harrier flew in off sea
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 10.45am. From Potter Heigham church walk N along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood+E
Norfolk no sign of male.Y-br.Wblr Eccles at North Gap from wooden gate 200yds SE of Lokeside at 8am TG.416.282
Norfolk no further sign of male.Blue-headed Wagtail Cley NWT from East Bank. 2.Spoonbills on Billy's Wash
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes at 11am. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk 3.Garganey (all drks) Buckenham Marshes RSPB on Main Pool from hide +Bar-tailed Godwit
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB at 9am
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Breydon Water +12+Arctic Terns
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER y'day still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yd W.of hide at Rush Hill Scrape 8.15pm tho elusive.From Potter Heigham church walk N on lane to sharp bend then E on track+then N thru wood+E
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail male Cley NWT from East Bank

Thursday 11th May 2017

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Norfolk Short-eared Owl flew over Sidestrand this morning
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm reported flew over Cantley Marshes RSPB again c1.35pm
Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme Dunes NWT still this morning
Norfolk Black Redstart Winterton North Dunes in pine plantation
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes this morning +Bittern
Norfolk Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes just east of boardwalk
Norfolk 3.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1+male) still midday Potter Heigham Marshes. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Sea Palling in horse paddock on west side of The Marrams at 10.45am +Whinchat
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Buckenham Marshes RSPB +3.Spotted Redshanks Wood Sand
Norfolk Osprey Calthorpe Broad NNR at 9.40am then flew NW
Norfolk Osprey flew north over Heacham South Beach at 9.15am
Norfolk Osprey flew over Snettisham RSPB at 8am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr male singing Eccles at North Gap from wooden gate 200yds SE of Lokeside at 8.05am +showing well (+singing male Turtle Dove)
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 7.05am (+Wood Sand then flew east)
Norfolk still no sign of Great Reed Wblr 3/4ml S.of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at N.end of Bob Clarke Lake by 7.45am. Park at Nuns' Bridges +take path south by R.Little Ouse to view from near Kingfisher Watchpoint TL.874.816 IP24 3EL
Norfolk no sign of Great Reed Wblr 3/4ml S.of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at N.end of Bob Clarke Lake by 6am. Park at Nuns' Bridges +take path south by River Little Ouse to view from near Kingfisher Watchpoint TL.874.816 IP24 3EL
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB still +Whinchat
Norfolk 3.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE

Wednesday 10th May 2017

A Garden Warbler was trapped and ringed among a catch of 33 birds this morning, including 8 species of warbler. 6 Buzzards were circling over the church and a Ruff and 2 Greenshank were on the marshes, while 30 Swifts, 100+ Swallows, 2 House Martins and 6 Sand Martins were also recorded, and on the NWT reserve 4+ Wheatears, Whinchat and Redstart were of note.

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Norfolk Hen Harrier juv.male Weybourne flew over Beach Road this a'noon
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT still c2.40pm Weybourne Camp at east end by building with red square viewable from coast path (+2.male.Ring Ouzels). Use Weybourne beach car park then walk west for 1/3ml. Do not cross fence
Norfolk 1+Waxwing Gorleston still 2.45pm on Beccles Road
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 2.30pm 3/4ml S.of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at N.end of Bob Clarke Lake. Park at Nuns' Bridges +take path south by River Little Ouse to view from near Kingfisher Watchpoint TL.874.816 IP24 3EL
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB in car park at 8.10am
Norfolk Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide +Jack Snipe
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 1.38pm 3/4ml S.of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at N.end of Bob Clarke Lake. Park at Nuns' Bridges +take path south by River Little Ouse to view from near Kingfisher Watchpoint TL.874.816 IP24 3EL
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT still 12.45pm Weybourne Camp at east end by building with red square viewable from coast path. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk west for 1/3ml. Do not cross fence
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Gorleston still on Beccles Road at 7.30am
Norfolk no news on Tawny Pipit Weybourne Camp at east end by building with red square viewable from coast path since 11.26am. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk west for 1/3ml. Do not cross fence
Norfolk Osprey Holkham Freshmarsh south of A149 flew SSW opposite Marsh House Farm at 12.38pm
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes midway between boardwalk +Holkham Pines at 11.50am
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 11.30am 3/4ml S.of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at N.end of Bob Clarke Lake. Park at Nuns' Bridges +take path south by River Little Ouse to view from near Kingfisher Watchpoint TL.874.816 IP24 3EL
Norfolk no sign of any Waxwings Gorleston on Beccles Road 9.45-11.30am
Norfolk Raven Weybourne flew west over Muckleburgh Hill at 12.05pm
Norfolk no news on Dotterel 1.5mls SSE of Titchwell 1/2ml SE of Choseley drying barns in pea field west of Chalkpit Road TF.763.415
Norfolk 4.Turtle Doves Seething
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON fem flew SE over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 11.50am (+5.Common Cranes then flew south)
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT still 11.26am Weybourne Camp at east end by building with red square viewable from coast path. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk west for 1/3ml. Do not cross fence
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands Cantley Marshes RSPB on pool just north of Cormorant trees
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT still late morning Weybourne Camp at east end by building with red square viewable from coast path. Use Weybourne beach car park then walk west for 1/3ml. Do not cross fence
Norfolk Garganey drk Potter Heigham Marshes on eastern pool mid morning. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still mid morning 3/4ml south of Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR at north end by northern lake. Park at Nuns' Bridges +walk south to view from near Kingfisher Watchpoint TL.872.817 IP24 3EL
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of hide at Rush Hill Scrape. From Potter Heigham church walk N along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood+E
Norfolk Wood Sand Bintree Mill still in flooded field
Norfolk Glossy Ibis y'day Welney WWT flew towards Lady Fen in evng
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT still mid morning Weybourne Camp at east end on slope viewable from footpath 1/3ml west of car park. Do not cross fence
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing Thetford at Nunnery Lakes NR viewable from footpath by northern lake at 9.40am
Norfolk 6.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water at east end at 9.10am then flew west
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT Weybourne Camp at east end on slope viewable from footpath at 8.56am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Kelling Water Meadow
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Buckenham still north of railway station in rabbit warren
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Beighton near church
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes still (+3.Spoonbills Curlew Sand Wood Sand). Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE

Tuesday 9th May 2017

Twenty-six Golden Plover were noted on the grazing marsh and a Peregrine was also seen over the marsh late morning. Two Redstarts were along the reserve entrance track and at least 7 Wheatears were present in the dunes. Other birds of note included a Hobby and a Greenshank.
The appearance of the sun meant some insect activity, with Wall, Orange Tip and Green Hairstreak all seen.

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Norfolk Spoonbill Burnham Norton tho distant
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes this morning +escaped fem Bufflehead still. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Black Terns Filby Broad still 2.50pm at west end
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Gorleston on Beccles Road mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Black Terns Filby Broad still this a'noon on raft at west end
Norfolk 5.Dotterel c1.5mls SSE of Titchwell 1/2ml SE of Choseley drying barns in pea field west of Chalkpit Road at 12.50pm TF.763.415
Norfolk 12.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk Osprey flew north over Swanton Morley GPs at 10.30am
Norfolk 4.Dotterel still 11.30am c1.5mls SSE of Titchwell 1/2ml SE of Choseley drying barns in pea field west of Chalkpit Road viewed north from Ringstead Road TF.763.415
Norfolk 2.Black Terns Filby Broad at west end late morning
Norfolk Waxwing still Gorleston at 25.Beccles Road
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Burnham Norton Marshes at c10.35am then flew east
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of hide at Rush Hill Scrape. From Potter Heigham church walk N along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood+E
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes still (+Curlew Sand Wood Sand). Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk Wood Sand Bintree Mill still in flooded field
Norfolk no sign of Wood Wblr 1ml east of Cley south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk 4.Dotterel still 9.10am c1.5mls SSE of Titchwell 1/2ml SE of Choseley drying barns in pea field west of Chalkpit Road TF.763.415
Norfolk 4.Dotterel still c1.5mls SSE of Titchwell 1/2ml SE of Choseley drying barns in pea field west of Chalkpit Road at 7am TF.763.

Monday 8th May 2017

There was no further sign of the Red-breasted Flycatcher today. On the sea a single Manx Shearwater passed by east, and 7 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe, a Little Tern and 4 Sandwich Terns were also seen offshore. Single Wheatear, Whinchat, Stonechat and Redstart were on the NWT reserve while a further 3 Whinchats and a Wheatear were along the sea wall to Thornham. A Red Kite flew over the back of the grazing marsh mid morning.

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Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes still 4.05pm from metal shed. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JENorfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis y'day still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint
Norfolk Wood Wblr 1ml east of Cley still 2.50pm south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA +showing well
Norfolk 4.Dotterel still 2.35pm c1.5mls SE of Titchwell at Choseley off Chalkpit Road. Park sensibly
Norfolk Waxwing still 2.15pm Gorleston at 25.Beccles Road
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches Holkham Pines behind Washington Hide at 2.05pm
Norfolk 2.Shorelarks Holkham Gap on beach at 1.45pm
Norfolk 4.Dotterel still mid a'noon c1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley off Chalkpit Lane tho distant. Park sensibly
Norfolk no further sign of any Dotterel c1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley at north end of pea field south of road to Burnham Market this a'noon
Norfolk Waxwing still this a'noon Gorleston at 25.Beccles Road then flew off
Norfolk Wood Wblr 1ml east of Cley still south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA at 11.45am tho elusive
Norfolk 4.Dotterel c1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley at north end of pea field south of road to Burnham Market +showing well
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes still late morning (+Little Stint 2.Curlew Sands 4.Wood Sands 3.Spoonbills). Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE for 1ml +view from river bank NR29 5JE
Norfolk Waxwing Gorleston on Beccles Road near supermarket
Norfolk Temminck's Stint near King's Lynn in an area with no general access
Norfolk Wryneck y'day still 5.40pm Holme on drive at Seagate House

Saturday 6th May 2017

The male Red-breasted Flycatcher was present again all day in the NWT Car Park and other birds of note included 20 Golden Plover on the grazing marsh, a Little Ringed Plover over the Broadwater, 5 Whimbrel, a Greenshank, 14 Black-tailed Godwits, 8 Sandwich Terns, 1 Common Tern, a Turtle Dove, one Cuckoo, 25+ Swifts, a Grasshopper Warbler near the NWT entrance, Redstart and Whinchat in the dunes, and a Yellow Wagtail over calling.

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Norfolk 5.Pied Flys 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills +Ring Ouzel Redstart
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes still 2.40pm. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE along Middle Wall track for c1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly male still 2pm Holme Dunes NWT in car park +showing well (+singing Turtle Dove 2.Redstarts 1+Whinchat)
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes still 1.52pm (+2.Curlew Sands Wood Sand). Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE along Middle Wall track for c1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly male still midday Holme Dunes NWT in car park +showing well on +off
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes still 11.43am from footpath on north side of River Thurne (+3.Spoonbills still +3.Wood Sands Curlew Sand 2.Little Stint 2.drk.Garganey) NR29 5JENorfolk Osprey flew north past Happisburgh
Norfolk Wood Wblr 1ml east of Cley still 10.45am south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA by Snipe's Marsh
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still 10.10am Lakenheath Fen RSPB near visitor centre (but no further sign of Sanderling)
Norfolk 3.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males) still Welney WWT on Lady Fen 300yds north of visitor centre at 10.26am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly male still 9.55am Holme Dunes NWT in car park +showing well on +off
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes still 9.35am +3.Arctic Terns flew east
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly male still Holme Dunes NWT
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB near visitor centre at 7.30am +showing well (+Great White Egret still)
Norfolk Wood Wblr 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA
Norfolk Wryneck Waxham in hawthorn scrub north of Waxham Sands Caravan Park by coast path at 8.30am
Norfolk Curlew Sand Breydon Water +4.Little Stints
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes still (+3.Wood Sands Curlew Sand Little Stint 2.Spoonbills 2.Common Cranes 3.Garganey). Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE along Middle Wall track for c1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Welney WWT still 300yds north of visitor centre at 8.30am (+Garganey) PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Black Terns y'day Rockland Broad
Norfolk 8+Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes still in east dunes at 6.30am tho mobile +elusive
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of hide at Rush Hill Scrape (+Spoonbill). From Potter Heigham church walk N along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood+

Friday 5th May 2017

Another day of north-easterlies started producing some vagrants with a Wryneck in the dunes on the NWT reserve and a superb spring male Red-breasted Flycatcher seen briefly on the NOA reserve at 11am, before disappearing and relocating to the NWT Car Park, where it showed well for much of the afternoon. Also of interest were Little and Common Terns flying over the Broadwater, a Cuckoo and a Turtle Dove in the recording area, 35+ Swallows, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, 7 Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler and a male Redstart all noted, while single Yellow Wagtail and Brambling flew over calling during the day.

Moth numbers continue to be very low with only single Muslin and White Ermine today, however Small Copper, Comma, Brimstone, Green Hairstreak and Orange Tip were among today's butterflies.

Red-breasted Flycatcher photographed by Andy Brown in the NWT Car Park

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Norfolk Woodlark Wells flew west over Beach Road at 8.50am
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint early morning (+2.Wood Sands 2.Spotted Redshanks 2.Bar-tailed Godwits)
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still 2.15pm Potter Heigham Marshes tho mobile (+3.Garganey Curlew Sand Little Stint 2.Spoonbills). Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE along Middle Wall track for c1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Wryneck Potter Heigham along Weavers' Way on gate post by cattle field near windpump at 2pm
Norfolk Wryneck Horsey this morning (+4.Ring Ouzels)
Norfolk Kentish Plover fem Hickling Broad NWT on Swim Coots. Access by NWT boat
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Welney WWT still 300yds east of entrance PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still 11.15am Potter Heigham Marshes tho mobile +White Stork over (+Curlew Sand drk.Garganey 2.Spoonbills). Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE along Middle Wall track for c1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marsh on pool north of Beach Road
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still 10.35am Potter Heigham Marshes on 2nd pool from west end. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE along Middle Wall track for c1ml NR29 5JE
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Holkham Park at south end of lake
Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme Dunes NWT near entrance gate at 9.15am
Norfolk Wood Sand Potter Heigham Marshes still +2.Little Stints Spoonbill
Norfolk Wood Sand Blakeney Freshmarsh on pool in NE corner by sea wall
Norfolk 8.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes still
Norfolk 16.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Potter Heigham Marshes on 2nd pool from west end. Park at Lathams +take footpath ENE along Middle Wall track for c1ml NR29 5JE

Thursday 4th May 2017


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Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Cantley Marshes RSPB still 1.08pm over wood north of railway. View from river bank just east of Langley Dyke
Norfolk Cattle Egret still 12.36pm Halvergate Marshes at Branch Road from gate just north of Stone Road junction
Norfolk 3.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1+male) still Welney WWT on pool by road 300yds from visitor centre late morning. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 24.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB on sea +10.Arctic Terns flew past
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Cantley Marshes RSPB still 10.27am viewable from footpath SW of Burnt House Road level crossing
Norfolk no sign of any Black-winged Stilts Welney WWT mid morning. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Cantley Marshes RSPB still 9.55am on gate opposite factory
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Cantley Marshes RSPB still 9.55am on gate opposite factory viewed from south of railway station
Norfolk 2.PALLID HARRIERS (both juvs) on Tuesday Blakeney Freshmarsh: 1.at c9am-9.15am then flew west, 1.at 12.45pm then flew south
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Cantley Marshes RSPB still 9.03am on fence viewable from footpath 200yds SW of Burnt House Road level crossing
Norfolk Cattle Egret 1/3ml north of Halvergate still in cattle field at 8.45am
Norfolk 14+Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes west of boardwalk tho mobile
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Cantley Marshes RSPB still 8.52am on fence
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Buckenham Marshes RSPB till 8.35am in tree north of railway viewed from east of windpump them flew to Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 8.30am in tree north of railway viewed from east of windpump
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still +Bar-tailed Godwit
Norfolk 2+Great White Egrets y'day Holkham Freshmarsh in morning +3.Spoonbills
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves y'day 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns TF.783.424
Norfolk Osprey Buckenham Marshes RSPB till 5.05am then flew SE
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 7.06am in tree by railway
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm still Buckenham Marshes RSPB on grazing marsh viewable from mill towards railway at 6.15am

Wednesday 3rd May 2017



The highlight today was a rather smart male Redstart trapped and ringed. Other birds noted during the day included six summer plumaged Golden Plover on the grazing marsh, four Black-tailed Godwits over the grazing marsh with four more at Redwell Marsh where there was also two Common Sandpipers.

Male Redstart- Holme Bird Obs, May 2017

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Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still 2.08pm from Babcock Hide
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still 12.51pm Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre.
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds W.of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at midday.
From Potter Heigham church walk N along lane to sharp bend then east on track +then north thru wood+east
Norfolk Cattle Egret on Monday Halvergate still on grazing marsh
Norfolk Black Redstart male Trimingham at Staden Park
Norfolk Garganey drk Welney WWT from cafe. 
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +Grey Plover
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre.
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape

Tuesday 2nd May 2017

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Norfolk Common Crane ESE of Norwich flew east over Thorpe Marshes NWT at 5.04pm
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands Buckenham Marshes RSPB on south pool east of main drain tho distant
Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk Osprey SE of Downham Market at Wissington beet factory flew west along River Wissey at 1.30pm
Norfolk White Stork y'day flew over Horsford at 1pm
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Upton Fen
Norfolk 4.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre (+drk.Garganey). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9T
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT still 11.55am Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 3+Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes still
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 9.40am (2.Spoonbills Rush Hill Scrape. 2.Little Stints Potter Heigham Marshes +drk.Garganey 2.Spoonbills)
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 9.40am (2.Spoonbills Rush Hill Scrape. 2.Little Stints Potter Heigham Marshes +drk.Garganey 2.Spoonbills)
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes Brancaster flew east over saltmarsh at 10.05am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 3.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males) still Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9T
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Breydon Water
Norfolk Purple Heron Hickling Broad NWT flew east near Rush Hill Scrape at 9.23am
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv Blakeney Freshmarsh again 9.10am-9.15am then flew west +lost to view
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv flew east over Blakeney Freshmarsh then east over Cley NWT at 9.06
Norfolk PALLID HARRIER juv flew east over Blakeney Freshmarsh then east over Cley NWT at 9.06a
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 7am (+Great White Egret)
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Salthouse by pool at end of Beach Road at 7.40am

Monday 1st May 2015

Overnight rain produced more migrants on the ground, and highlights included a Spoonbill east, 3 Common Cranes, one on the grazing marsh and 2 flying over south east, a Common Sandpiper and a Greenshank, 12 Little and 5 Sandwich Terns offshore, a Turtle Dove near the NWT payhut, a Hobby over, 20 Chiffchaffs, 10 Willow Warblers, 8 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 10+ Sedge Warblers, 4 Reed Warblers, and 4 Ring Ouzels, a Whinchat and 3 Wheatears on the NWT reserve. At least 15 Siskins also flew over calling.

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Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON ad.male Salthouse flew east over Gramborough Hill at 3.25pm
Norfolk no further sign of probable ad.fem.Pallid Harrier 2/3ml ESE of New Holkham at Blunt's Corner by 3.33pm TF.894.397
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON Salthouse flew east over Gramborough Hill mid a'noon
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Waxham flew south past church at 3pm. Ring Ouzel in dunes just south of former Shangri-la Chalet
Norfolk 2.Shorelarks Burnham Overy Dunes on beach east of Gun Hill
Norfolk probable Pallid Harrier ad.fem 2/3ml ESE of New Holkham at Blunt's Corner flew from verge at 2.44pm TF.894.397
Norfolk 6.Arctic Terns Whitlingham Ctry Park at east end at 2.58pm
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still mid a'noon Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape (+Black Tern tho distant. 2.Spoonbills on Rush Hill Scrape)
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT +Garganey
Norfolk no further sign of ad.male.Red-footed Falcon between Kelling Quags +Weybourne Camp by 1.30pm
Norfolk Montagu's Harrier West Runton briefly this morning
Norfolk 7.Bar-tailed Godwits Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 4.Little Stints Potter Heigham Marshes still early a'noon
Norfolk Wood Sand Buckenham Marshes RSPB this morning +4.Arctic Terns flew east
Norfolk Turtle Dove 1.5mls south of Titchwell +SE of Choseley Drying Barns +east of Chalkpit Lane in bare field by pines at 1.34pm
Norfolk 3.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males) still 1.15pm Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre tho distant. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Montagu's or Pallid Harrier ringtail West Runton flew SE over Incleborough Hill at 9.05am
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew east over Brancaster at 1.10pm
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew west over Choseley Drying Barns at 11.40am TF.758.413
Norfolk 5+Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes +Great White Egret 3.Spoonbills
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew SE over Thornham early a'noon
Norfolk Turtle Dove Holme Dunes NWT in paddock by coast path this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew SE over Holme
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still 12.04pm Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Garganey drk Titchwell RSPB still 12.22pm on freshmarsh
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape from Daukes' Hide late morning +showing well
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON ad.male Kelling Quags at 12.05pm then flew east over Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes flew east over Hunstanton at 11.50am
Norfolk Common Crane flew south over North Elmham at 11.46am TF.988.210
Norfolk 3.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males) Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre at 11.30am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk no sign of 1s.fem.Red-footed Falcon 1.5mls south of Titchwell just south of Choseley Drying Barns 11.35am-12.05pm TF.783.424
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Hickling Broad NWT in trees by visitor centre
Norfolk Wood Sand Potter Heigham Marshes
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels Horsey Gap
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still 10.45am Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes flew from New Fen to Hockwold Wash at 10.45am
Norfolk probable Pallid Harrier ringtail flew east over Glandford late morning (not probable Montagu's Harrier)
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Holme Dunes NWT
Norfolk probable Montagu's Harrier ringtail flew east over Glandford late morning
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still Welney WWT on Lady Fen at 11.19am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON male flew south over Kelling Heath at 11.10am
Norfolk 4.Arctic Terns flew east thru Breydon Water
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes +4.Little Stints Spotted Redshank Garganey
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels 1/2ml SE of Waxham just west of dunes in gorse north of pipe dump. Access from Church Road NR12 0EA
Norfolk 13.Black Terns Hickling Broad NWT from observation hut +3.Common Cranes
Norfolk 5.Black Terns Hickling Broad NWT still 10.46am from Weavers' Way tho distant
Norfolk Osprey flew east over Sparham Pools at 10.54am
Norfolk no news on any Black-winged Stilts Welney WWT
Norfolk 5.Black Terns y'day Thorpe St.Andrew at Thorpe Marshes briefly +ad.Little Gull
Norfolk 4.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON fem still 10.12am 1.5mls south of Titchwell just south of Choseley Drying Barns in bare field east of road +showing well TF.783.424
Norfolk Shorelark Blakeney Point just north of Halfway House at 9am
Norfolk Common Crane Holme still 10.03am in field viewable from coast path then flew SW
Norfolk Wood Sand Blakeney Freshmarsh at 8am
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON fem still 9.38am 1.5mls south of Titchwell just south of Choseley Drying Barns in bare field east of road TF.783.424
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels (2.males) Sheringham flew over Sheringham Golf Course
Norfolk RED-FOOTED FALCON fem 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns on wires at 9.15am TF.783.424
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 7.30am (+5.Bar-tailed Godwits)
Norfolk no sign of Wryneck 1ml east of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA by 8.53am
Norfolk 6.Black Terns Hickling Broad NWT from Weavers' Way tho distant
Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park at north end at 7.30am then flew south
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape (Spoonbill Rush Hill Scrape +Little Stint)
Norfolk Garganey drk Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Common Crane Holme Dunes NWT in field south of entrance at 6.15am
Norfolk Spoonbill imm Breydon Water on mud at east end

Sunday 30th April 2017

A brisk south-westerly produced some unusual visual migration with 12 Gannets, 5 Fulmars, 7 Little Terns, 18 Black Terns, 275 Arctic Terns, 5 Common Terns and a single Kittiwake seen offshore, while around the recording area a Greenshank was near the car park hide, 6 Whimbrel passed offshore, a Common Crane came in off the sea during the afternoon, a Hobby flew over Redwell Marsh where 2 Common Sandpipers were also of note, a Grasshopper Warbler was near the NWT entrance gate, 7 Wheatears and a Whinchat were near Gore Point, and at least 3 Yellow Wagtails were with the cattle on the grazing marsh.

Eurasian Wryneck - Walsey Hills, April 2017 

Eurasian Wryneck - Walsey Hills, April 2017 

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Norfolk 2.Black Terns Potter Heigham Marshes +4.Arctic Terns 2.Wood Sands Little Stint Garganey 3.SpoonbillsNorfolk Common Crane Holme Dunes NWT flew in off sea at 3.11pm
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water again at east end mid a'noon
Norfolk 3+Arctic Terns Filby Broad
Norfolk 5.Black Terns Ormesby Broad at 2.30pm
Norfolk White Stork 1ml NNE of Clenchwarton at 2.30pm tho mobile
Norfolk Wryneck 2.53pm 1ml east of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA at bottom of slope by steps
Norfolk 5.Black Terns Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh
Norfolk 9+Black Terns Breydon Water at NE end on lumps mid a'noon
Norfolk Wryneck again mid a'noon 1ml east of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA on east side
Norfolk 12.Black Terns Stiffkey flew inland at 1.20pm
Norfolk 4.Black Terns flew south past Waxham at 1.40pm
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still 1.30pm Welney WWT on Lady Fen. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 3.Black Terns Sparham Pools at 1.30pm +c20.Arctic Terns
Norfolk 9.Arctic Terns flew past Caister this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes still 1.15pm in wet field viewed from 300yds west of west end of Holkham Pines
Norfolk 2.Black Terns flew south past Waxham at 1.13pm
Norfolk 15.Black Terns Stiffkey in harbour +drk.Scaup
Norfolk 1+Scaup reported Stiffkey in harbour at 12.55pm
Norfolk/Suffolk Garganey Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint this a'noon
Norfolk 155.Arctic Terns flew east past Cley 9.45am -12.15pm
Norfolk 18.Black Terns flew east past Holme 9.30-11.45am +275.Arctic Terns
Norfolk 5.Black Terns flew past Caister at 12.48pm
Norfolk Wryneck 1ml east of Cley at Walsey Hills NOA by steps briefly this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Buckenham Marshes RSPB still from hide
Norfolk 19.Black Terns flew past Horsey 10.45-11.45am +57.Arctic Terns
Norfolk 3+Black Terns Colney GPs early a'noon
Norfolk 4.Turtle Doves 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns TF.783.424
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves 1.5mls south of Titchwell still at Choseley Drying Barns TF.783.424
Norfolk 4.Black Terns flew east past Cley at 11.23am
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still late morning Welney WWT on Lady Fen. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 15.Black Terns flew east past Cley +105.Arctic Terns
Norfolk 5.Black Terns Martham Broad
Norfolk 2.Black Terns Colney GPs late morning
Norfolk Cattle Egret still just east of Halvergate by Stone Road TG.429.067
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still 10.50am Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint (+Black Tern 2.Bar-tailed Godwits Grey Plover)
Norfolk 85.Arctic Terns flew east past Cley 9.45-10.45am
Norfolk 38.Black Terns flew NE thru Breydon Water by 10.30am +24.Arctic Terns
Norfolk Serin fem again 9.58am Waxham Sands Holiday Park at north end near yellow toilet block tho mobile
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still 9.50am Welney WWT (+drk.Garganey). Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Pool briefly then flew east
Norfolk Serin fem Waxham Sands Holiday Park 9.30-9.35am then flew south
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) till 9.41am Welney WWT then flew south. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Wood Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes 300yds west of west end of Holkham Pines in dunes south of fence at 9.45am
Norfolk 3.Great White Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk 2.Black Terns Hickling Broad NWT +15.Arctic Terns thru at 7am. 4.Little Gulls Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Woodlark Burnham Overy Dunes just west of west end of Holkham Pines at 9.15am
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 33.Black Terns flew NE thru Breydon Water by 9am +15.Arctic Terns 3.Little Gulls
Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew east over Cley NWT mid morning
Norfolk Wood Sand flew east over Burnham Overy Dunes at 8.18am +5.Ring Ouzels still
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint (+2.Black Terns flew east at 8.12am)
Norfolk 3.Little Gulls Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape at 7.50am
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk 13.Black Terns flew east thru Breydon Water
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) still Welney WWT on Lady Fen at 6.30am. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 8.Black Terns flew east thru Breydon Water at 7.35am +5.Arctic Terns
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water still on south side near fishermen's car park early morning

Saturday 29th April 2017

A good day for visual migration, with highlights including a Red Kite, Cuckoo, Peregrine, 9 Sand Martins, 12 Swallows, 4 Chiffchaffs, 8 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, a Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler reeling, 10 Sedge Warblers, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Ring Ouzels in the dunes on the NWT reserve together with 2 Wheatears and a Whinchat, 40 Yellow Wagtails with the cattle on the grazing marshes, a Grey Wagtail and 2 Tree Pipits over calling.

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Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Titchwell at north end of Gypsy Lane still c3.30pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret Halvergate with cattle mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Welney WWT: fem.Lady Fen, male.Bank Farm. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns flew towards Titchwell village at 11.30am TF.783.424
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Roydon Common NWT on ridge mid a'noon
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck Titchwell RSPB this morning
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Drymere in fenced-off area off track.107
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Beeston Common briefly. Ring Ouzel Weybourne Camp at east end. 4.Ring Ouzels flew SW over West Runton
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Beeston Common briefly. Ring Ouzel Weybourne Camp at east end. 4.Ring Ouzels flew SW over West Runton
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Beeston Common briefly. Ring Ouzel Weybourne Camp at east end. 4.Ring Ouzels flew SW over West Runton
Norfolk 15+Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy +Long-tailed Duck Great White Egret 2+Spoonbills
Norfolk BLACK KITE Hickling Broad SE of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 11.38am tho distant
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Cley NWT over Pope's Marsh
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Welney WWT on Lady Fen viewable from cafe. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.68 for non-members. Memberships from £50; concessions £39 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Burnham Overy at 9.05am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle reported SE of Norwich flew north over A47 towards Whitlingham Ctry Park at c9.45am
Norfolk Woodlark Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Brancaster flew west over Barrow Common at 9.56am
Norfolk Waxwing NW of Norwich still at Costessey at Longwater Retail Park opposite FCC Environment Ltd
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still from Reedbed Hide
Norfolk Turtle Dove 1.5mls south of Titchwell at Choseley Drying Barns flew west over Norfolk Coast Path from Chalkpit Lane at 8.15am TF.783.424
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes Welney WWT still on Lady Fen
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell on Gypsy Lane. 16.Whimbrel Brancaster on golf course practice green +Whinchat
Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell on Gypsy Lane. 16.Whimbrel Brancaster on golf course practice green +Whinchat
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape

Friday 28th April 2017

A calmer day with sunshine in the morning, 2 Red Kites drifted west over Thornham, a single Swift flew over and a Cuckoo was again heard. At least 2 Ring Ouzels were in the dunes on the NWT reserve, a Reed Warbler was singing on the Observatory reserve and 8 Swallows and 6 House Martins were also counted.

Green Hairstreak and Orange Tip butterflies were also noted.

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Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Waxham along coastal path between church +pipe dump
Norfolk no further sign of Savi's Warbler Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape early a'noon
Norfolk c8.Arctic Terns Whitlingham Ctry Park still 2pm at east end of Great Broad
Norfolk 13.Arctic Terns Whitlingham Ctry Park at Great Broad
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes still
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park still
Norfolk 20.Arctic Terns Sheringham flew north over Pretty Corner at 8.45am
Norfolk 40.Arctic Terns Snettisham flew north at 8.45am
Norfolk/Suffolk 2.Great White Egrets Lakenheath Fen RSPB still on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 7.30am +Turtle Dove over
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 8am +showing well

Thursday 27th April 2017


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Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still mid a'noon Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills east of Brancaster Staithe in creek towards Burnham Deepdale
Norfolk 9.Common Cranes Welney WWT on Lady Fen viewable from visitor centre at 10.47am
Norfolk/Suffolk no news on Glossy Ibis Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint [earlier report was erroneous]
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint early a'noon
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Burnham Overy Dunes flew west over freshmarsh near start of boardwalk at 10.35am
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 10.45am then flew towards beach
Norfolk 10.Ring Ouzels Horsey
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Cley NWT at 9.08am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull juv Salthouse flew east past north end of Iron Road at 9.15am
Norfolk 7.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes +Whinchat
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Titchwell RSPB in car park
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still 8.05am Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape
North East Norfolk Bird Club talk tonight featuring 'Birding Holidays on a Budget' by Trevor Williams. 7.30pm at Aylmerton Village Hall NR11 8PX
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 50yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk escaped Bufflehead (bearing yellow ring) fem Potter Heigham

Wednesday 26th April 2017

Another rather unsettled day with northerly winds and drizzle unsurprisingly producing few birds of note. That said at least two Ring Ouzels remained in the dunes on the NWT reserve, a Cuckoo was around the Broadwater, a single Whimbrel flew over calling and eleven Pink-feet were still present.on the grazing Marsh. Only one moth, a Hebrew Character was in the moth trap.

Monday 24th April 2017

An increasingly grey day with a strong breeze, highlights at the Observatory were 11 Pink-feet still on the grazing marsh, a Red Kite drifting east over the poplars, 4 Ruff on the NWT pools, 15 Swallows and 1 House Martin west, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Blackcaps and 2 Whitethroats, and a Yellow Wagtail east over the sea wall.

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Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Snettisham Coastal Park south of Heacham Dam
Norfolk 2+Black Terns Colney GPs from Bishy Barnebee Way roundabout at 12.40pm
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills flew west over Salthouse
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Waxham Sands Holiday Park
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels flew west over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male y'day Sheringham
Norfolk 14.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes. Ring Ouzel Gun Hill
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner by Weavers' Way 100yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 7.30am +showing well (2.Spoonbills on Rush Hill Scrape)

Sunday 23rd April 2017

The day started quiet but a few significant arrivals included; 7 Ring Ouzels in the NWT dunes, a Little Ringed Plover and a Common Sandpiper on the NWT pools, 2 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Whimbrel, a Turtle Dove calling in the village, a Cuckoo in the poplars near the footpath from Dorve Orchards, 4+ Swifts flying over, 2 Sand Martins, 10 Swallows, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, a female Stonechat, 2 Wheatears, and a Yellow Wagtail over calling. 

Moths included Small Waved Umber, Cinnabar and Ruby Tiger, while butterflies did well in the afternoon with 4 Green Hairstreaks, 4 Orange Tips, 2 Brimstones, a Speckled Wood and 2 Peacocks seen.

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Norfolk 6.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes still at Gun Hill west of boardwalk at 12.47pm
Norfolk 16.Waxwings NW of Norwich still 1.30pm at Costessey at Longwater Retail Park at FCC Environment Ltd car park entrance gate
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still 1.30pm Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner viewable from Weavers' Way 100yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape [heard only]
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail Kelling Quags at 1.20pm
Norfolk Common Crane Barton Broad
Norfolk 10.Shorelarks still 12.56pm Happisburgh south of lighthouse at south end of bare field
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Sculthorpe Moor NR till 12.27pm from Whitley Hide then flew over Wensum Valley towards Fakenham
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Sculthorpe Moor NR from Whitley Hide at 12.18pm
Norfolk Redstart male East Wretham at 11am
Norfolk 7.Shorelarks still 11.35am Happisburgh in ploughed field south of lighthouse
Norfolk 10.Shorelarks Happisburgh in ploughed field by lighthouse tho mobile
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Salthouse on track to Kelling Quags late morning
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Winterton
Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels (4.males) Holme in hawthorns near watch tower viewable from coast path
Norfolk Great White Egret Potter Heigham Marshes by approach road at 10.25am +showing well
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Stiffkey in hedge on east side of Stiffkey Fen mid morning
Norfolk 29.Ring Ouzels West Runton: 28.flew west, 1.on Incleborough Hill
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still 9.40am Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner viewable from Weavers' Way 100yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape (2.Spoonbills on Rush Hill Scrape)
Norfolk 7.Ring Ouzels flew west over Titchwell RSPB at 9.52am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Northrepps in garden
Norfolk 13.Common Cranes flew east over Potter Heigham Marshes at 9.30am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Norwich at Mousehold Heath in cleared gorse near golf course
Norfolk 5.Spotted Redshanks Breydon Water at east end
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 7.30am (+Great White Egret still)
Norfolk 18.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes tho mobile
Norfolk 16.Waxwings NW of Norwich still at Costessey at Longwater at end of Ernest Gage Avenue NR5 0JS
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Snettisham Coastal Park +9.singing Grasshopper Wblrs. 2.Garganey (1.drk) Ken Hill Marsh on large pool
Norfolk 40.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner viewable from Weavers' Way 100yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 7.30am (Spoonbill still on Rush Hill Scrape +2.drk.Garganey)

Saturday 22nd April 2017

Another cool day, highlights included 15 Whimbrel in fields near Thornham Harbour, a Garden Warbler also at Thornham, 10 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers, 3 Wheatears, a Bullfinch and a Redpoll.

Moths included 2 female Emperors, a Pale Tussock, Pebble Prominent, 2 Cinnabar, Common Carpet, 3 Muslin, a Northern Drab and a Flame Shoulder. Butterflies included Green Hairstreak, Orange Tip and Speckled Wood.

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Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm flew south over Fritton Marshes at 2.18pm
Norfolk Bar-tailed Godwit Buckenham Marshes RSPB still in field east of hide
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm SW of Reedham circling over Norton Marshes at c1.50pm
Norfolk Black Tern Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide at 1.59pm
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels west of Blakeney in rough field c1/3ml along coastal path this a'noon
Norfolk 7.Shorelarks Happisburgh still between lighthouse +cliff
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water from bridge
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels west of Blakeney in rough field c1/3ml along coastal path at 11.53am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm c1ml east of Martham Ferry still 10.47am near River Thurne then flew SSE +lost to view
Norfolk Osprey Ormesby Little Broad at c9.30am
Norfolk 6.Waxwings New Costessey in car park at 10.50am. View only from road cTG.158.111
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still 10.30am Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes (+Great White Egret still)
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm near Potter Heigham Church still 10.40am then flew SE
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Martham circling viewed south from Rush Hill Scrape, Hickling Broad at 10.36am tho distant
Norfolk 2.Garganey (both drks) Potter Heigham Marshes
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm c1ml east of Martham Ferry circling near River Thurne at 10.24am
Norfolk Osprey Burnham Overy Dunes over east end at 10am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle Hickling Broad NWT flew towards Rush Hill Scrape viewed from Weavers' Way at 10.02am
Norfolk 11.Whimbrel west of Thornham harbour
Norfolk Osprey SE of Dereham flew NE over Yaxham at 6am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Sheringham by Coastwatch lookout at 7.45am
Norfolk 5.Arctic Terns Cley NWT then flew north
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm Heigham Holmes appeared to land at 9.45am
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Potter Heigham Marshes at 9.44am. 16.Common Cranes then flew NE
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm West Somerton flew west towards Heigham Holmes at 9.41am
Norfolk Spoonbill Cantley Marshes RSPB at 9.25am then flew east
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Winterton North Dunes +Woodlark 2.Common Cranes
Norfolk 16.Common Cranes SW of Potter Heigham Marshes circling at 9.25am. Earlier 2.Common Cranes flew north
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still 9.25am Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner in willow viewable from Weavers' Way 100yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape (+2.Common Cranes)
Norfolk no further sign of imm.White-tailed Eagle SE of Potter Heigham Marshes by 9.15am. Earlier flew north over road in Rollesby at 8.56am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm SE of Potter Heigham Marshes circling at 9.10am (drk.Garganey in SE corner)
Norfolk Osprey Cley NWT still 9.07am over Glaven New Cut then flew west
Norfolk Osprey Cley NWT still 9.05am flew west off North Scrape
Norfolk 9.Whimbrel Thornham harbour west of Coal Barn at 9am
Norfolk Osprey Cley NWT offshore north of East Bank at 9am
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle imm NW of Filby again at Ormesby Little Broad left roost at 6.05am +flew to Lily Broad
Norfolk 64.Velvet Scoters off Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still 7.50am Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner in willow viewable from Weavers' Way 100yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Great Bircham in field by bridleway at 5.45am TF.762.317
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills flew west over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still 7.20am Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner in willow viewable from Weavers' Way 100yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes flew NE over New Fen Viewpoint at 6.10am
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner in willow viewable from Weavers' Way 100yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape at 7am +showing well (2.Spoonbills Rush

Friday 21st April 2017 - NOA News and county report from Rare Bird Alert

Another grey and cool day, with highlights including 8 Pinkfeet still on the grazing marsh, a Spoonbill which flew past in both directions during the day and was feeding on the NWT pools, a Velvet Scoter, Great Crested Grebe and 7 Sandwich Terns offshore, 3 Ruff on the NWT, 8 Swallows, a House Martin, a Cetti's Warbler, 8 Chiffchaffs, 3 Willow Warblers, 4 Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler briefly first thing, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 3 Whitethroats, 6 Sedge Warblers, 3 Reed Warblers singing along Thornham Bank, a White Wagtail in the dunes, and 2 Yellow Wagtails on the grazing marshes with the cattle.

Another female Emperor hatched and in the moth traps a better catch included a V-Pug, a Red Twin-spot Carpet, 2 Cinnabar Moths, 2 Northern Drabs, 2 Hebrew Characters, 2 Muslins, and a Red Chestnut.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Osprey Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide at 3.50pm
Norfolk Bar-tailed Godwit Welney WWT on Lady Fen from visitor centre this a'noon
Norfolk/Suffolk Glossy Ibis still Lakenheath Fen RSPB on Hockwold Washes from Washland Viewpoint at 3pm (+Great White Egret still +2.Garganey)
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes by wire fence 300yds east of end of boardwalk at 9am
Norfolk 13.Waxwings NW of Norwich still at Longwater Retail Park at FCC Environment Ltd entrance at 11.45am
Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets still Welney WWT
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Winterton South Dunes
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Salthouse flew over Meadow Lane towards Gramborough Hill at 11am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton in South Valley [heard only]
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still 10am Hickling Broad at Heigham Corner in willow viewable from Weavers' Way 100yds west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape (3.Spoonbills Rush Hill Scrape)
Norfolk SAVI'S WARBLER singing still Hickling Broad in Heigham Corner +possibly viewable from Weavers' Way just west of hide at Rush Hill Scrape
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle ad flew north over Ormesby Little Broad at 10.35am
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT from East Bank at 10.30am then flew west +Russian White-fronted Goose
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail male West Runton in cattle field by car park at 8am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Sheringham in garden at 7.15am then flew west
Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels reported flew west over West Runton
Norfolk Black Brant (or hybrid) y'day Snettisham RSPB on mud at 10.30am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 45.Velvet Scoters Titchwell RSPB on sea +Long-tailed Duck