Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for October 2010

Sunday 31 October 2010

Stiffkey - 'Northern' Long-tailed Tit (also over Blakeney point). Welney - GLOSSY IBIS & 2 Short-eared Owls. Burnham Overy / Holkham - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards. Cley - American Golden Plover (ealier at Blakeney harbour), Green-winged Teal, Spoonbill, 2 Grey Phalaropes, 2 Lap Bunts & 2 Water Pipits. Titchwell - 11 Shorelarks, R N & Slav Grebe, B T Diver & Purple Sand & 33 Twite. Caister - Hooded Crow. Cantley - 2 Water Pipits. Hopton - Yellow-browed Warbler & Purple Sand. Holme - 3 Lap Bunts. Salthouse - 2 Shorelarks. Waxwings reported from, Yarmouth (50), Norwich, 10 mile bank, Stiffkey, Banham & Holt.

Saturday 30 October 2010

Salthouse - ALBATROSS sp. & Grey Phalarope (also past cley). Welney - GLOSSY IBIS & 2 Short-eared Owls. Burnham Overy - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards. Cley - Glaucous Gull (probably same at wells), American Golden Plover (then moved to Blakeney harbour), Green-winged Teal, 2+1 Grey Phalaropes. Weybourne - 9 Lap Bunts. Flitcham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Blakeney point - 6 Shorelarks. Titchwell - 2 R N & Slav Grebes, B T Diver & 32 Twite. Waxwings reported from, Yarmouth, Norwich & Titchwell.

Friday 29 October 2010

Hilgay - Osprey. Welney - GLOSSY IBIS & Pec Sand. Cley - American Golden Plover, Green-winged Teal, 2 Grey Phalaropes & Ring Ouzel. Burnham Overy - Rough-leg Buzzard. Hunstanton - 3 Lap Bunts. Flitcham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Wells - Rough-leg Buzzard. Titchwell - Red Necked & Slav Grebes & 25 Twite. Holme - Short eared Owl & BT Diver. Yarmouth - 42 Waxwings.

Thursday 28 October 2010

Welney - GLOSSY IBIS. Cley - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER (later moved to Blakeney harbour), Green-winged Teal, Spoonbill, BT Diver & 2 Grey Phalaropes. Burnham Overy Marshes - 2 Rough-legged Buzzards & boht Water Pipit & Lap Bunt over. Hilgay - Osprey. Titchwell - 2 Red Necked & 2 Slav Grebes, 26 Twite, Water Pipit, Mandarin & 4 Y-L Gulls. Winteron - 6 Shore Larks & 3 Lap Bunts. Flitcham - Rough-legged Buzzard. Warham Greens - Rough-legged Buzzard & Short-eared Owl. Caister St. Edmunds - YL Gull. Waxwings - North Wooton, Norwich, Burnham Overy, Gt. Yarmouth (62), Colney, Cley, Wells, Sandringham, Stow Bardolph & Winterton.

Wednesday 27 October 2010

Waxwings reported from various coastal locations & now filtering inland as well. Welney - GLOSSY IBIS. Cley - 2 Grey Phalaropes & 10 Lap Bunts. Blakeney Harbour - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. Burnham Overy Marshes - up to 3 Rough-legged Buzzards. Titchwell - R N Grebe, Slav Grebe, G N Diver, Jack Snipe, 20 Twite, 2 Velvet Scoter & 2 Water Pipit. Holme - Short-eared Owl. Cantley - Short-eared Owl.

Tuesday 26 October 2010

Welney - GLOSSY IBIS. Waxwings reported from various coastal locations. Cley - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, Green-winged Teal, 2 Grey Phalaropes, 6 Little Auks, R-N Grebe & 5 Lap Bunts. Yarmouth - 2 Shore Larks. Winterton - 2 Lap Bunts. Titchwell - 22 Twite, Velvet Scoter & Water Pipit.

Monday 25 October 2010

lots of Waxwings along the coast. Welney - GLOSSY IBIS & Pec Sand. Cley - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, 12 Little Auks, 8 Pom Skuas, Grey Phalarope, Lap Bunt, East Dereham - 3 Cranes. Holkham - Yellow-browed Warbler. Titchwell - 2 Little Auks, Spoonbill, 21 Twite, SEO, Red-necked & Slav Grebe & GN Diver. Yarmouth - 9 Shore Larks, Little Auk & Lap Bunt. Winterton - 2 Little Auks & SEO. Holme - 9 Pom Skuas, 3 Little Auks, 2 Lap Bunts, Spoonbill, B T Diver, Red-necked & Slav Grebe, SEO & Shore Lark. Martham - G G Shrike. Warham Greens - Rough-leg Buzzard. Weybourne - Northern Bullfinch, Rough-leg Buzzard & 10 Lap Bunts. Choseley - Rough-leg Buzzard

Sunday 24 October 2010

Today's highlight, Welney - GLOSSY IBIS & Pec Sand. Also a good smattering of coastal Waxwings and the following, Sheringham - Long-tailed SKua, 9 Pom Skuas, Grey Phalarope, 5 Little Auks, Leach's Petrel, Purple Sandpiper, Black-throated & G N Divers & Long-eared Owl. Holkham - Yellow-browed Warbler. Holme - Pom Skua, 2 Short-eared Owls, 2 Shorelarks. Mundesley - Little Auk & Sooty Shearwater. Happisburgh - 32 Lap Bunts. Warham Greens - Rough-legged Buzzard. Cley - Grey Phalarope, 11 Shorelarks. Wells - Black Brant. Caister - Grey Phal.

Saturday 23 October 2010

Blakeney - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. Cley - Shore Lark & 2 Curlew Sands. Burnham Overy - Rough-legged Buzzard. Hilgay - Osprey. Holkham - Yellow-browed Warbler. Wells - Mealy Redpoll & Black Brant. Welney - Pectoral Sandpiper. Burnham Thorpe - Great Grey Shrike. Gorleston - 7 Waxwings. Holme - 2 Waxwings.

Friday 22 October 2010

Blakeney - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER & Rough-legged Buzzard flew over. Cley - probable Green-winged Teal, Grey Phalarope, Rough-legged Buzzard & 7 Shore Larks. Titchwell - 35 Waxwings over, Red-necked Grebe & Shore Lark. Holkham - 2 Yellow-browed Warblers. Burnham overy marshes - 3 Rough-legged Buzzards & 15 Waxwings flew over. Stiffkey - Rough-legged Buzzard. Welney - Pectorla Sandpiper. Winterton - Shorelark. Waxham - Rough-legged Buzzard. Norwich - 3 Waxwings. Breydon - Rough-legged Buzzard

Thursday 21 October 2010

Cley - Grey Phalarope, 15 Waxwings, 2 Shore Larks & Lap Bunt. Welney - Pec Sand. Holkham - Red Breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler, 21 Whooper Swans & Rough Legged Buzzard (also seen over stiffkey, wells & BO Marshes). Langham - Waxwing. Titchwell - 28 Waxwings , 2 Water Pipit & 9 Twite. Holme - 33 Waxwings. Norwich - Waxwing. Thornham - 6 Lap Bunts. Holt - 21 Waxwings. Wells - 2 Black Brants. Cromer - 26 Waxwings flew over. Ranworth - fem RING-NECKED DUCK.

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Cley - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, later relocated near Morston. Also Grey Phalarope & 12 Pom SKuas past. Welney - Pec Sand. Holkham - Red Breasted Flycatcher, 3 Yellow-browed Warblers & 6 Twite. Langham - Waxwing. Sheringham - c30 Pom Skuas, Red-necked Grebe, 2 L-T ducks, Velvet Scoter & Sooty Shear. Kelling - Lap Bunt. Dersingham - Waxwing. Titchwell - Ortolan Bunting briefly, 4 Waxwings over, Water Pipit, 10 Twite & Short-eared Owl. Holme - Grey Phal, 11 Pom Skuas & Mealy Redpoll.

Tuesday 19 October 2010

Holkham - Red Breasted Flycatcher, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Pallas's Warbler, 3 Waxwings, Cley - Grey Phalarope, Littel Auk, 2 Curlew Sands, 14 Shore Larks, 3 Lap Bunts. Happisburgh - 29 Lap Bunts & 7 Shore Larks. Welney - Pec Sand. Holme - G G Shrike. Winterton - Pallas's Warbler. Salthouse - Rough-legged Buzzard. Lynford - 2 Hawfinches. Gorleston - Richard's Pipit. Kelling - Lap Bunt. Roydon - Rough-legged Buzzard. Waxham - 5 Cranes.

Monday 18 October 2010

Cley - 2 Richard's Pipits, Grey Phal, 10 Lap Bunts, 8 Shore Larks, 2 B T Divers, slav grebe & Curlew sand. Holkham - Pallas's Warbler, Red breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Waxwing & Rough leg Buzzard. Holme - G G Shrike, 40 Lap Bunts & 5 Waxwings. Gorleston - Rough Leg Buzzard. Happisburgh - Richard's Pipit, 32 Lap Bunts & 2 Shore Larks. Trimingham - 3 Lap Bunts & Waxwing. Holt - 5 Waxwings. Breydon - Lap Bunt. Winterton - Pallas's Warbler.

Sunday 17 October 2010

Holme - RED FLANKED BLUETAIL, G G Shrike, 2 Spoonbills, 35 Snow Bunts, Mealy Redpoll & 4 Shore Larks. Holkham - Red-breasted Flycatcher. Warham Greens - Pallas's Warbler & Lap Bunt. Weybourne - Yellow-browed Warbler. Cley - Grey Phalarope (also seen at Salthouse & Kelling), Little Auk, Curlew Sand, 5 Lap Bunts & 3 Shore Larks. Blakeney - Waxwing. Breydon - G N Diver, 5 Bewisk's Swans & 4 Spoonbills. Titchwell - 2 B T Divers. Salthouse - Yellow-browed Warbler & Hawfinch over. Burnham Overy - 3 Waxwings. Wells - Yellow-browed Warbler.

Saturday 16 October 2010

Holme - 2 Sabs Gulls, Leach's Petrel, Short-eared Owl & 25 Lap Bunts. Cley - 2-3 Little Auks, Long-tailed Skua, 14 Pom Skuas, SEO in off sea, Grey Phalarope, Shore Lark & 2 Lap bunts. Warham Greens - PALLAS'S WARBLER & Yellow-browed Warbler. Burnham Overy Dunes - Waxwing flew over, Hawfinch, 2 Lap Bunts, 5 Pom Skuas, Sooty Shear past, Long-eared Owl in off sea & 2 Rouzels. Burgh Castle - Pom Skua & G N Diver. Titchwell - 11 Lap bunts. Sheringham - Little Auk, Balearic Shearwater, 11 Pom Skuas, 2 Sooy shears & SEO. Hopton - G G Shrike. Cromer - Yellow-browed Warbler. Yarmouth Cemetery - Yellow-browed Warbler.

Friday 15 October 2010

Morston - LITTLE BUNTING & RED-THROATED PIPIT. Warham Greens - PALLAS'S WARBLER & Yellow-browed Warbler. Horsey - 3 Cranes. Trimingham - Yellow-browed Warbler. Waxham - PALLAS'S WARBLER & 2 Cranes. Welney - Pectoral & 2 Curlew sandpipers. Burnham Overy Dunes - Black-throated Diver & Slav Grebe on sea. Holme - G G Shrike. Walsey Hills - Yellow-browed Warbler. Cley - 14 Pom Skuas & Sooty shear past early evening + Little Auk on sea. Yarmouth Cemetery - Yellow-browed Warbler. Winterton - 12 Lap Bunts.

Thursday 14 October 2010

Waxham - RED FLANKED BLUETAIL. Muckleburgh Hill - Yellow-browed Warbler. Holkham - Yellow-browed Warbler. Kelling - Little Auk. Warham Greens - PALLAS'S & Yellow-browed Warblers & Short-eared Owl. Burnham Overy Staithe - G G Shrike. Yarmouth Cemetery - 2 Yellow-browed Warblers. Welney - Pec Sand. Titchwell - Slav Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, 3 Lap Bunt & Twite. Hopton - 4 Shore Larks. Cley - Lap Bunt & Jack Snipe. Breydon - Yellow-browed Warbler

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Waxham - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL, Wryneck, Yellow-browed Warbler, 2 Cranes & 2 Lap Bunts. Burnham Overy - PALLAS'S WARBLER & Great Grey Shrike. Snettisham - Great White Egret reported. Holkham - 1-2 Yellow-browed Warblers & 2 Lap Bunts. Weleny - Pectoral Sandpiper. Titchwell - 2 Twite & 3 Velvet Scoter. Yarmouth Cemetery - 2 Yellow-browed Warblers. Breydon - Short-eared Owl, 11 Lap bunts flew over & Curlew Sand. Sculthorpe - Great Grey Shrike. Warham Greens - Yellow-browed Warbler. Hickling - Red-breasted Flycatcher.

Tuesday 12 October 2010

Waxham - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL, PALLAS'S WARBLER, Red-breasted Flycatcher & 3 Lap Bunts. Holkham - PALLAS'S WARBLER. Ranworth Broad - Ferruginous Duck. Burnham Overy Dunes - 2 PALLAS'S WARBLERS, Yellow-browed Warbler, Curlew Sand & Rouzel. Welney - WILSON'S PHALAROPE & Pec Sand. Cley - 5 Shore Larks, Curlew Sand & Hooded Crow. East Hills - Long-eared Owl. Horsey - 3 Common Cranes.

Monday 11 October 2010

Burnham Overy Dunes - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL, PALLAS'S WARBLER, 2 G G Shrikes, SEO & Meally Redpoll. Weybourne - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL trapped & ringed. Waxham - PALLAS'S WARBLER & SEO. Welney - WILSON'S PHALAROPE, Pec Sand, Curlew sand & SEO. Kelling - G G Shrike. King's Lynn - 2 Cranes. Lynford - Hawfinch. Winterton - G G Shrike, Shorelark. Holme - barred Warbler. Happisburgh - 5 Lap Bunts. Cley - 5 Shore Larks. Holkham - 20 Snow bunts. Titchwell - 3 Shore Larks. Warham Greens - Yellow-browed Warbler. Stiffkey - Yellow-browed Warbler.

Sunday 10 October 2010

Stiffkey - OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT & Richard's Pipit flew over. Welney - WILSON'S PHALAROPE, Pec Sand, Curlew sand & 2 SEO's. Cley - 2 Shore larks, Hooded Crow & curlew sand. Salthouse - Pom SKua & B-T Diver. Cromer - SHore Lark. Waxham - 2 Lap bunts & Hooded Crow. Holme - Lap Bunt. Titchwell - 2 Shore Larks. Hunstanton - Yellow-browed warbler. Buckenham - Red-necked Phalarope, Lap Bunt. Holme - Great Grey Shrike, Shore Lark & 3 Lap Bunts. Kelling - Barred Warbler. Snettisham - 2 Lap Bunts & Short-eared Owl. Winterton - Lap Bunt & G G Shrike. Burnham Overy - Hooded Crow & G G Shrike. Bowthorpe - Osprey. Brancaster - Yellow-browed Warbler. Thornham - 6 Lap Bunts. Sheringham - G G Shrike.

Saturday 9 October 2010

East Hills - RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL, Great Grey Shrike & Yellow-browed Warbler. Stiffkey - OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT & Yellow-browed Warbler. Warham Greens - RADDES'S WABLER & Hawfinch. Yarmouth - RADDES'S WABLER. Welney - WILSON'S PHALAROPE & Pec Sand. Holme - Great-grey Shrike, Yellow-browed Warbler, Richard's Pipit, Wryneck, Montagu's Harrier? & Pec Sand. Cley - Spoonbill, 3 Curlew Sands, SHorelark. Snettisham - Waxwing. Kelling - Barred Warbler. Hunstanton - Shore Lark. Thornham - 2 Shore Lark. Winterton - Great Grey Shrike & Shore Lark. Wells woods - Yellow-browed Warbler. Brancaster - Yellow-browed Warbler. Hilgay - Osprey. Buckenham - Red-necked Phalarope. Blakeney Point - Yellow-browed Warbler

Friday 8 October 2010

Welney - WILSON'S PHALAROPE, Pectoral Sandpiper & Curlew Sand. Cley - Spoonbill. South Raynham - 2 Cranes. Gramborough Hill - Shorelark. Blakeney Point - Richard's Pipit & reported Icterine Warbler. Blakeney Friary Hills - Yellow-browed Warbler. Wells woods - Yellow-browed Warbler. Holme - Red-breasted Flycatcher, Yellow-browed Warbler, Black Redstart, 2 Hawfinches & 425 Brambling. Holkham - Yellow-browed Warbler & Lapland Bunting. Titchwell - Long-eared Owl. Thornham - 7 Lap Bunts. Hilgay - Osprey. Warham Greens - Yellow-browed Warbler & Bonxie.

Thursday 7 October 2010

Welney - WILSON'S PHALAROPE & 2 Little Stints. Sheringham - SHORT-TOED LARK. Cley - Red-necked Phalarope. Burnham Overy - Grey Phalarope & Hen Harrier. Trimingham - 3 Lap Bunts. Holkham - Firecrest & 3 Lap Bunts. Titchwell - Richard's Pipit & 3 Whinchats. Morston - Short-eared Owl. Thornham - Hen Harrier

Wednesday 6 October 2010

Welney - WILSON'S PHALAROPE, Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Short-eared Owls & 2 Little Stints. Cley - Red-necked Phalarope, 3 Lap Bunts, Y-L Gull, 5 Little Stints, 3 Whinchat & 2 Spoonbills. Cromer - Red-backed Shrike, Rouzel & 2 Redstarts. Burnham Overy - Grey Phalarope. Gramborough Hill - Barred Warbler & 4 Lap Bunts. Titchwell - 3 Whinchats & 4 Little Stints. Lyng - Osprey. Sidestrand - Hooded Crow.

Tuesday 5 October 2010

Hunstanton cliffs - a UK record 15,000 CHAFFINCHES + 26 Lap Bunts over in 2 hours. Welney - WILSON'S PHALAROPE, 3 Short-eared Owls & 2 Little Stints. Cley - Red-necked Phalarope, 3 Lap Bunts, Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Little Stints & 2 Spoonbills. Stiffkey - Hen Harrier & 2 Lap Bunts. Holme - Rouzel. Thornham - Se Owl. Burnham Overy - Grey Phalarope, Lap Bunt, Hen Harrier, SE Owl & Swift. Hilgay - Osprey. Cromer - Red-backed Shrike. Holkham - 16 SNow Bunts & Hen Harrier. Gorleston - Lap Bunt. Gramborough Hill - Barred Warbler.

Monday 4 October 2010

Welney - WILSON'S PHALAROPE & 3 Short-eared Owls. Cley - Red-necked Phalarope. Hunstanton - Wryneck. Waxham - 25 Common Cranes. Kelling - barred Warbler. Titchwell - Spoonbill & 12 Snow bunts. East Derham - Rouzel. Stiffkey - 2 Spoonbills & 2 Hen Harriers. Breydon - Shorelark. Trimingham - 2 Rouzels. Warham Greens - Lap Bunt, Pied Fly, Rouzel, He Harrier & Merlin.

Sunday 3 October 2010

Weleney - WILSON'S PHALAROPE. Kelling - Red-necked Phalarope & 4 Lap Bunts flew over. Cley - 2 Spoonbills, Red-necked Phalarope (kelling bird moved) & Black Tern. Hempton - Wryneck. Burnham Overy - Grey Phalarope early on, SPoonbill & Hen Harrier. Cromer - Yellow-browed Warbler. Hilgay - Osprey. Hunstanton - Wryneck. Trimingham - Rouzel.

Saturday 2 October 2010

Weleney - WILSON'S PHALAROPE. Burnham Overy - Grey Phalarope, 5 Lap Bunts & Short-eared owl. Holme - Yellow-browed Warbler, Rouzel & SEO. Gramborough Hill - Barred Warbler. Holkham - 2-3 Yellow-browed Warblers, Wood Warbler, 2 Shore Larks, 12 Snow Bunts, lap bunt & Spoonbill. Kelling - Red-necked Phalarope & Barred Warbler. Happisburgh - 6 Lap bunts. Titchwell - 9 Lap bunts & Short-eared Owl.

Friday 1 October 2010

Wells - Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest & Pied Fly. Salthouse - Yellow-browed Warbler & Richard's Pipit. Hopton - Velvet Scoter. Gramborough Hill - Barred Warbler. Horsey - 14 Common Cranes. kelling - Red-necked Phalarope. Limpenhoe - Y L Gull. Titchwell - 3 Snow Buntings, 2 Velvet Scoters & Hen Harrier. Winterton - 2 Lap Bunts. Hunstanton - 10 Lap Bunts over cliffs.

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