Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for January 2013

Thursday 31 January 2013

Marlingford - AMERICAN WIGEON & Great White Egret.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Hickling - Great White Egret.

Gorleston - 60 Waxwings.

Costessey GP's - Waxwing.

Holme - 40 Snow Buntings.

Titchwell - Slav Grebe, LT Duck, Water Pipit & 2 Hen Harriers.

Wednesday 30 January 2013

Terrington st Clement - Rough-leg Buzzard on sea wall then flew towards kings lynn.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards together + 3 Bewick's Swans.

Marlingford - AMERICAN WIGEON.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER & 16 Waxwings.

Gorleston - 55 Waxwings.

Watlington - 2 Waxwings.

Cantley - 15+ Taiga Bean Geese.

Tottenhill GP's - 1+ redhead Smew.

Holme - 30 Snow Buntings.

Titchwell - Garganey, Slav Grebe, 2 Water Pipits & Scaup.

Welney - 1+ redhead Smew.

Reedham marshes - 7 Bewick's Swans.

Hickling stubb mill - 2 Hen Harriers (inc male), 33 Marsh Harriers in air together + 2 Merlin.

Tuesday 29 January 2013

Marligford - AMERICAN WIGEON again.

Wymondham - Great White Egret again along river Tiffey.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Titchwell - a very early drake Garganey & Scaup.

Filby Broad - Great Northern Diver late morning only.

Ormesby little broad - 4 Smew, all redheads.

Wolferton - Golden Pheasant.

Holkham - Bittern.

Whittlingham CP - Bittern.

Watlington - 18 Waxwings.

Lynford - Hawfinch.

Snow Buntings - Holme(60), Gorleston(53) & Cley (20).

Monday 28 January 2013

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER & 8 Waxwings.

Holkham - 60 White-fronted Geese & Bittern.

Whittlingham CP - Slavonian Grebe.

Colney GP's - Bittern.

Cantley - 31 Taiga Bean Geese.

Breydon - SEO & 3 Bewick's Swans over.

Gorleston - 13 Waxwings.

Norwich - Mealy Redpoll on UEA campus.

Horsey - Tundra Bean Goose with Pink-feet.

Titchwell - RC Pochard, 2 Spotshanks & Hen Harrier.

Roydon - 2 Hen Harriers.

Smew - Tottenhill GP's(redhead & drake), Filby Broad(2) & Welney(2).

Sunday 27 January 2013

Haddiscoe island - Rough-leg Buzzard, SEO & Hen Harrier.

Holkham - c140 White-fronted Geese.

Tottenhill GP's - 6 Smew including 1 drake.

Ormesby little broad - drake Smew.

Whittlingham CP - Slavonian Grebe.

Lynford - 3 Hawfinches.

Roydon common - 3 Hen Harriers inc male.

Great Snoring - 4 Red Kites.

Claxton marshes - 3 SEO's

Waxwings - Bradwell(40), Warham Greens(8) & Winterton(5).

Saturday 26 January 2013

Salthouse - Rough-leg Buzzard flew over heath & c50 Waxwings over village.

Horsey - Great White Egret & Hen Harrier.

Wymondham - Great White Egret on water meadows north of abbey.

Haddiscoe island - Rough-leg Buzzard.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Holkham - Black Brant with dark bellied Brents.

Tottenhill GP's - 2 redhead Smew.

Holme - 60 Snow Bunting & 5 Twite.

Titchwell - 2 Lapland Buntings & Purple Sandpiper.

Whittlingham CP - Slavonian Grebe.

Lynford - 6 Hawfinches.

Bradwell - 15 Waxwings.

King's Lynn - 2 SEO's

Claxton marshes - 3 SEO's & Hen Harrier.

Salthouse - 3 snow buntings.

Friday 25 January 2013

Weybourne - Great Grey Shrike by coast road late afternoon.

Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard.

Wymondham - Great White Egret on water meadows north of abbey.

Langley marshes - Rough-leg Buzzard & SEO viewed from Burgh castle.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Cley - Black Brant, 600 dark bellied Brents, Pale Bellied Brent & Purple Sandpiper.

Breydon - Caspian Gull first winter.

Brancaster harbour - 17 Twite & Hen Harrier.

Filby broad - 2 Smew.

Thornham - 2 Hen Harriers.

Titchwell - 4 Spotshanks & Scaup.

Sheringham - 8 Waxwings.

Whittlingham CP - Slavonian Grebe.

Thursday 24 January 2013

Wymondham - Great White Egret on water meadows near abbey.

Haddiscoe island - Rough-leg Buzzard.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Cley - Black Brant, 600 dark bellied Brents, Pale Bellied Brent, Purple Sandpiper & red head Smew.

Filby broad - Smew & Ruddy duck.

Burnham Overy staithe - 15 Waxwings.

Norwich - 15 Waxwings.

Whittlingham CP - Slavonian Grebe & Scaup.

Cantley - 22 Taiga Bean Geese.

Titchwell - Lapland Bunting, 45 Barnacle Geese, 2 Spotshanks & Hen Harrier.

Holme - Pomarine Skua past ?

Ranworth broad - Smew & 20 Bewick's Swans.

Tottenhill GP's - 4 Smew all redheads.

Wroxham Broad - Scaup.

Wiggenhall st mary magdalen - Slav Grebe & RB Merg.

Wednesday 23 January 2013

Filby broad - Great White Egret flew over, Black-necked Grebe, Scaup, 2 Smew & Ruddy duck.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Cley - Black Brant, 2500 dark bellied & 4 Pale Bellied Brent Geese, 2 Water Pipits & Black-throated Diver.

Sheringham - Red-necked Grebe.

Cringleford - 5 Waxwings.

Salthouse - 2 Snow Buntings.

Attleborough - 8 Waxwings.

Whittlingham CP - Slavonian Grebe & Bittern.

Titchwell - Lapland Bunting, Scaup, LT duck, Bonxie & 3 Hen Harriers in roost.

Wiggenhall st. mary - Slavonian Grebe & RB Merg on relief channel.

Lynford - 3 Hawfinches.

Tuesday 22 January 2013

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Filby broad - Black-necked Grebe, Scaup, 2 Smew & Bittern.

Buckenham - 30+ Taiga Bean Geese.

Cley - redhead Smew.

Burnham Overy Staithe - 7 Waxwings.

Breydon - Slavonian Grebe, 3 Yellow-legged Gulls & Spotshank.

Holme - SEO & Red Kite.

Wolferton - Golden Pheasant.

Whittlingham CP - Slavonian Grebe & Bittern.

Titchwell - 58 Barnacle Geese, Lapland Bunting, Hen Harrier & 10 Bewick's Swans flew west.

Yarmouth - Velvet Scoter off south beach.

Stoke Ferry - SEO.

Norwich - 4 Waxwings.

Monday 21 January 2013

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Swaffham - Rough-leg Buzzard flew west over A47.

Burgh Castle - Rough-leg Buzzard opposite Burgh castle ruins on Langley marshes + SEO.

Holkham - 200+ White-fronted Geese.

Glandford - 100 Brambling at Cley spy.

Caister - 36 Snow Buntings.

Bowthorpe - 12 Waxwings.

Hemsby - Great Northern DIver.

South Walsham - Waxwing.

Whittlingham CP - Slavonian Grebe & 2 Bitterns.

Lynford - 3 Hawfinches & 5 Crossbills.

Sunday 20 January 2013

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER & 15 Waxwings.

Cley - Rough-leg Buzzard flew over, 2 Shorelarks, Hen Harrier & 6 Little Gulls.

Wiggenhall st. mary magdalen - 3 Smew all redheads from relief channel bridge + 46 Goosander & 1 Merg towards Denver Sluice.

Brancaster - 15 Twite south of harbour.

Caister - 32 Snow Buntings.

Sheringham - 2 Great Skuas flew east late morning.

Whittlingham CP - Slavonian Grebe.

Salthouse - 2 Snow Buntings.

South Walsham - 2 Waxwings.

Titchwell - Lapland Bunting & 2 Spotshanks.

Sculthorpe - Bittern.

Hemsby - Velvet Scoter & 19 Whooper Swans.

Burnham Overy Staithe - 15 Waxwings.

Saturday 19 January 2013

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER & 15 Waxwings.

St. Olaves - Great White Egret flew over.

Holme - Rough-leg Buzzard reportedly flew south over coast road?

Burgh Castle - Rough-leg Buzzard opposite Burgh castle ruins on Langley marshes.

Cley - Rough-leg Buzzard flew over, 2 Shorelarks & Little Gull.

Wiggenhall st. mary magdalen - 3 Smew all redheads from relief channel bridge.

Ormesby little Broad - 2 Smew (redheads).

Whittlingham CP - Slavonian Grebe & Bittern.

Salthouse - 2 Snow Buntings.

Cantley - 27 Taiga Bean Geese.

Wroxham Broad - Scaup.

Holkham - 5 Woodlarks.

Titchwell - Lapland Bunting.

Burnham deepdale - 2 Crossbills.

King's Lynn - SEO.

Hardley - Hen Harrier & 3 Whooper Swans.

East Walton - Waxwing.

Friday 18 January 2013

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Burgh Castle - Rough-leg Buzzard opposite Burgh castle ruins on Langley marshes.

Ormesby little Broad - 2 Smew (redheads).

Whittlingham CP - Slavonian Grebe, 3 Bitterns & Yellow-legged Gull.

Cley - Hen Harrier & Bittern.

Titchwell - 2 Lapland Buntings, Jack Snipe, 4 Spotshanks, 2 Hen Harrier, 30 Snow Buntings & 15 Twite at Thornham point.

 

Thursday 17 January 2013

Hickling - Great White Egret.

Burgh Castle - Rough-leg Buzzard opposite Burgh castle ruins on Langley marshes + 2 SEO's.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Ormesby little Broad - 1+ Smew (redhead) & 3 Bitterns.

Wiggenhall st. mary magdalen - 3 Smew all redheads from relief channel bridge.

Cley - Lapland Bunting & Water Pipit.

Norwich - Mealy Redpoll trapped & ringed at UEA.

Titchwell - Lapland Bunting, Velvet Scoter, Spotshank, Hen Harrier & 30 Snow Buntings.

Whittlingham CP - 2 Bitterns.

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Burgh Castle - Rough-leg Buzzard opposite Burgh castle ruins on Langley marshes + 2 SEO's.

Ormesby little Broad - 2 Smew both redheads.

Wiggenhall st. mary magdalen - 2 Smew both redheads from relief channel bridge.

Titchwell - Lapland Bunting, Spotshank, 25 Twite & 8 Snow Buntings.

Lynford - Bittern at gravel pits.

Whittlingham CP - 2 Bitterns.

Holme - 30 SNow Buntings & SEO.

Snettisham - 2 Snow Buntings.

Tuesday 15 January 2013

Strumpshaw - juv male Goshawk reported, 5 Hen Harriers, 4 Waxwings & Water Pipit.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Blakeney point - Shore Lark.

Cley - Black Brant, Glaucous Gull late afternoon & 3 Otters.

Taverham - 6 Waxwings.

Titchwell - 20 Snow Buntings & 30 Twite.

Salthouse - 20 Snow Buntings by beach car park.

Hemsby - Velvet Scoter past.

Holme - 50 Snow Buntings.

Monday 14 January 2013

Cley - Black Brant, Glaucous Gull late afternoon, Hen Harrier & 2 Pale Bellied Brents.

Scarning - Green Sandpiper.

Titchwell - Lapland Bunting, 2 LT Ducks, 5 Bewick's Swans, Water Pipit & RC Pochard.

Sunday 13 January 2013

Marlingford - AMERICAN WIGEON.

Haddiscoe islandRough-leg Buzzard, male Hen Harrier & 6 SEO's.

Cley - Black Brant & pale bellied Brent Goose.

Salthouse - Glaucous Gull & 2 Whooper Swans past.

Weybourne - 2 Lapland Buntings.

Titchwell - 31 Twite & Water Pipit.

Lynford - 3 Hawfinches.

Loddon - Mealy Redpoll & Firecrest.

Martham Broad - Tundra Bean Goose, 50 White-fronted Geese & 4 Common Cranes.

Saturday 12 January 2013

Marlingford - AMERICAN WIGEON.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards, Hen Harrier & 3 SEO's.

Norwich showground - 3 Waxwings.

Repps - 12 Common Cranes.

Ormesby little Broad - Smew (redhead) & Scaup.

Cley - possible Siberian Chiffchaff.

Buckenham - 25+ Taiga Bean Geese.

Titchwell - LT Duck, 3 Spotshanks, RC Pochard & 15 Snow Buntings at Thornham point.

Lynford - 5 Hawfinches.

Waxham - 3 Velvet Scoter.

Holkham - BT Diver & Slav Grebe in bay

Halvergate - SEO.

Stiffkey - 2 Hen Harriers & SEO.

Friday 11 January 2013

Marlingford - AMERICAN WIGEON.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Holkham - Black Brant, Bittern & 100 White-fronted Geese.

Haddiscoe island - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Rough-leg Buzzard, 3 SEO's & 9 Bewick's Swans.

Buckenham - 20+ Taiga Bean Geese & 35 White-fronted Geese.

Claxton marshes - 3 SEO's

Ormesby little Broad - 2 Smew (redheads).

Barton Broad - Scaup.

Cley - Black Brant.

Salthouse - 17 Snow Buntings.

Gorleston - 3 Velvet Scoter.

Titchwell - 2 LT Ducks, 7 Snow Buntings, 12 Twite, Water Pipit, 4 Spotshanks, Y-L Gull & 3 Hen Harriers.

Lynford - Hawfinch & Firecrest.

Taverham - 5 Waxwings.

Thursday 10 January 2013

Marlingford - AMERICAN WIGEON.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER + 28 Waxwings.

Ormesby little Broad - 2 Smew (redheads).

Cley - 25 Snow Buntings & Purple Sandpiper.

Caister - 36 Snow Buntings.

Titchwell - 31 Twite.

Barton Broad - Scaup & Bittern.

Lynford - 8 Hawfinches.

Methwold - 3 RC Pochards.

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Hemsby - Little Auk flew north.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard.

Haddiscoe island - Rough-leg Buzzard & 3 SEO's.

Buckenham - 30+ Taiga Bean Geese.

Ormesby little Broad - 2 Smew (redheads).

Cley - 2 Lapland Buntings, 20 Snow Buntings, Great Skua, 3 Water Pipits & Purple Sandpiper.

Salthouse - 30 Snow Buntings.

Caister - 30 Snow Buntings.

Titchwell - 80 Snow Buntings, 30 Twite, Water Pipit & 2 Hen Harriers.

Holme - 60 Snow Buntings.

Halvergate - 2 SEO's.

Lynford - 3 Hawfinches.

Tuesday 8 January 2013

Horsey - GREAT WHITE EGRET from the mill (later Hickling Stubbs mill)

Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard, 25 Snow Buntings & 3 White-fronted Geese.

Haddiscoe island - Rough-leg Buzzard & 3 SEO's.

Holme - Lapland Bunting.

Ormesby little Broad - 2 Smew (redheads).

Cley - Ross's Goose of unknown origin, 2 Purple Sandpipers & 20 Snow Buntings.

Titchwell - 27 Twite, Slavonian Grebe, Y-L Gull & 4 Spotshanks.

Lynford - 7 Hawfinches.

Monday 7 January 2013

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Haddiscoe island - Rough-leg Buzzard.

Cley - Purple Sandpiper.

Salthouse - 19 Snow Buntings.

Titchwell - 5 Bewick's Swans flew over, 32 Twite, RN Grebe, 2 LT Ducks, 2 Water Pipits, 2 Spotshanks & RC Pochard.

Cantley - 35 Taiga Bean Geese.

Heacham - 9 Scaup on sea.

Lynford - 3 Hawfinches.

Hickling - 9 Cranes into roost & 2 Hen Harriers.

Waxwings - Easton(6) by A47, Wymondham(6) & Hethersett(5).

Sunday 6 January 2013

Cockshoot Broad - female FERRUGINOUS DUCK.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER & 24 Waxwings.

Haddiscoe island - GREAT WHITE EGRET Rough-leg Buzzard.

Cley - Purple Sandpiper, 20 Snow Buntings & 2 Velvet Scoter.

Sea Palling - Purple Sandpiper.

St Olaves - 14 Waxwings.

Titchwell - 20 Twite & 2 Waxwings.

West Runton - Vevet Scoter.

Buckenham - 25 Taiga Bean Geese & 2 SEO's.

Geldeston - 12 Bewick's Swans.

Horsey - 14 Bewick's Swans.

Barton Broad - Scaup.

Holme - 40 Snow Buntings.

Saturday 5 January 2013

Cley - Glaucous Gull at dusk, 10 Snow Buntings & Hen Harrier.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER & 24 Waxwings.

Haddiscoe island - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Rough-leg Buzzard & 2 SEO's.

Salthouse - Black Brant on marsh, 2 Purple Sandpipers & 30 Snow Buntings.

Lynford - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker & 2 Hawfinches.

Titchwell - 30 Twite, LT Duck, BT Diver & RC Pochard.

Caister - 40 Snow Buntings.

Wymondham - 14 Waxwings.

Brancaster - 5 Waxwings.

Winterton - SEO.

Barton Broad - Scaup.

Waxham - 10 Cranes & Hen Harrier.

Holkham - 153 White-fronted Geese & 50 Snow Buntings.

Cantley - 37 Taiga Bean Geese & 2 Water Pipits.

Buckenham - c100 Taiga Bean Geese.

Friday 4 January 2013

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER & 5 Waxwings.

Haddiscoe island - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Rough-leg Buzzard & 3 SEO's.

Stiffkey - Black Brant on salt marsh.

Buckenham - 30+ Taiga Bean Geese, 30+ White-fronted Geese & 2 Turnstone over(scarce inland).

Claxton marshes - 4 SEO's.

Pentney GP's - Smew (redhead).

Titchwell - 19 Twite, Water Pipit & 2 Slavonian Grebes.

Holme - 35 Snow Buntings.

Holkham - 40 Snow Buntings & 17 White-fronted Geese.

Cley - 2 Purple Sandpipers & 9 Snow Buntings.

Lynford - 2 Hawfinch.

Hunstaton - 22 Shag at dusk.

Wymondham - 12 Waxwings.

Morston - Waxwing.

Thursday 3 January 2013

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER & 20 Waxwings.

Haddiscoe island - GREAT WHITE EGRET, Rough-leg Buzzard, Hen Harrier(m) & SEO.

Felbrigg Lake - Bittern & Whooper Swan.

Heigham Holmes - 4 Cranes.

Buckenham - 60 Taiga Bean Geese + 140 White-fronted Geese.

Claxton marshes - 3 SEO's.

Titchwell - 23 Twite, Long-tailed Duck & 2 Spotshanks.

Holme - 50 Snow Buntings & SEO.

Sparham pools - 8 Goosander.

Salthouse - Purple Sandpiper.

Barton Broad - Scaup.

Lynford - Hawfinch.

Hunstaton - 13 Shag at dusk.

Wednesday 2 January 2013

Hickling - SIBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF.

Happisburgh - 3 Purple Sandpipers.

Buckenham - 6 Tundra Bean Geese & SEO.

Titchwell - 25 Twite.

Repps - 30 Bewick's Swans.

Bintree - 10 Waxwings.

Barton broad - 3 Scaup.

Hardley Staithe - Hen Harrier.

Thorpe marshes (Norwich) - Bittern.

Snettisham CP  - Waxwing.

Stiffkey - Common Crane.

Tuesday 1 January 2013

Halvergate - 2 Short-eared Owls

Overstrand - Lapland Bunting, Long-tailed Duck

Rockland Broad - Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owls

Waveney Forest - Rough-legged Buzzard, 3 Short-eared Owls, Hen Harrier, GREAT WHITE EGRET

Caister-on-Sea - 30 Snow Buntings

Cley - Sooty Shearwater, Richardson's Canada Goose of unknown origin & 15 Snow Buntings.

Bintree - 11 Waxwings

Burnham Norton - 10 Waxwings

Repps - 19 Bewick's Swans

Sharrington - 8 Waxwings

Sheringham - Sooty Shearwater, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver

Buckenham - 40 Taiga Bean Geese, Short-eared Owl

Gorleston - Black-throated Diver.

  

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