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