Norfolk Birding News
Birding news for October 2011
Monday 31 October 2011
Blakeney - CATTLE EGRET & Black Redstart. Sheringham - 2 SWIFT sp. Cley - Red-necked Phalarope, Yellow-browed Warbler & 3 Little Stints. Winterton - Rough-leg Buzzard. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Salthouse - 8 Snow Buntings. Holme - Lapland & 6 Snow Buntings, Slavonian Grebe & 2 Short-eared Owls. Titchwell - Yellow-browed Warbler, Spoonbill over, 3 Slavonian Grebes, RN Grebe, BT Diver, Water Pipit, Y-L Gull & Swift sp.
Sunday 30 October 2011
Blakeney - CATTLE EGRET. Cley - Shore Lark, Yellow Browed Warbler, 2 Red necked Grebes, 3 Little Stints & Water Pipit. Waxham - Hooded Crow. Kelling - Balearic Shearwater & black throated Diver(also off salthouse). Cromer - 13 Shags, Arctic Tern & Bonxie. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard & 2 Spoonbills. Winterton - Black Redstart & a late Swift. Holme - 2 Long-tailed Ducks, Great Northern Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebes, Arctic Skua, 12 Snow Buntings & Short-eared Owl.
Saturday 29 October 2011
Sea Palling - RED RUMPED SWALLOW. East Dereham - probable Alpine Swift. Blakeney - CATTLE EGRET (also at Kelling & Salthouse). Kelling - Jack Snipe. Cley - 3 Sabine's Gull, 3 Pom Skuas & 2 Little Auks. Sheringham - Black Guillemot, RN Grebe & GN Diver. Waxham - Grey Phalarope. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Titchwell - Yellow Browed Warbler, 2 Spoonbills, 6 Little Auks & Pom Skua reported, LT Duck, Water Pipit & Hen Harrier. Breydon - Grey Phalarope & Curlew Sand. Horsey - Grey Phalarope, RN Grebe & 2 Cranes. Cromer - Black Redstart & Firecrest. Walcott - 26 Shag, LT DUck, GN Diver & Bonxie. Thetford - Little Gull.
Friday 28 October 2011
Burnham Overy dunes - PALLAS'S WARBLER. Sheringham - 2 Balearic Shearwaters, 5 Little Auks, 6 Pom Skua, 8 Bonxie, GN & BT Divers, 1025 Little Gulls, 2 Grey Phalaropes & Slav Grebe. Wells - Yellow Browed Warbler & probable Siberian Chiffchaff. Trimingham - YB Warbler. Blakeney - CATTLE EGRET. Cley - YB Warbler, Sabine's Gull, 5 Pom Skuas, Grey Phalarope, RN Grebe, Purple Sandpiper, 3 Little Auks, 3 Arctic Skua & 500 Little Gulls. Salthouse - Balearic Shearwater. Kelling - 2 Little Auks, Pom Skua, Bonxie & 70 Little Gulls past. Horsey - ISABELLINE SHRIKE still. Waxham - Black Tern & 6 LT Ducks. Holme - PALLAS'S WARBLER, BT & GN Divers, 2 Arcitc & 4 Great Skuas, 142 Little Gulls & 3 Lap Bunting. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Blakeney point - Siberian Chiffchaff & 7 Pom Skuas. Titchwell - YB Warbler, probable Siberian Chiffchaff, Slavonian Grebe, Red-neked Grebe, 2 LT Ducks. Stiffkey - SEO. Breydon - Grey Phalarope. Whittlingham lane - SEO.
Thursday 27 October 2011
Sheringham - PALLID SWIFT most of day. Blakeney - SWIFT sp. over friary hills CATTLE EGRET. Cley - PALLID SWIFT late in day (sheringham or blakeney bird?) + Yellow Browed Warbler, Sooty Shearwater past, Velvet Scoter, Shag & 3 Snow Buntings. Horsey - ISABELLINE SHRIKE still north of Nelson head track & 2 Grey Phalaropes on the sea. Holme - PALLAS'S WARBLER & Wryneck. Winterton - PALLAS'S WARBLER, Firecrest & black Redstart. Roydon - Great Grey Shrike. Titchwell - 2 Yellow Browed Warblers, Jack Snipe & Hen Harrier. Stiffkey - 3 Twite, Hen Harrier & Short-eared Owl. Sheringham - 19 Little Gulls past+ Black Redstart. Yarmouth - Bonxie & Velvet Scoter past + 2 Black Redstarts. Sidestrand - Yellow Browed Warbler.
Wednesday 26 October 2011
Sheringham - PALLID SWIFT. Horsey - ISABELLINE SHRIKE still midway between horsey corner car park & Nelson head track in coastal dunes. Blakeney - CATTLE EGRET. Hemsby - PALLAS'S WARBLER. Roydon - Great Grey Shrike. Cley - Yellow Browed Warbler & 2 Spoonbills. Salthouse - Richard's Pipit over. Walcott - Grey Phalarope & 65 Little Gulls past. Breydon - Grey Phalarope & Snow Bunting. Titchwell - 2 Yellow Browed Warblers. Waxham - 2 Grey Phalaropes & 3 Firecrests. Winterton - Firecrest. Yarmouth - Quail (dead) & 2 Firecrests (cemetery). West Runton - 2 Lapland Buntings. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Brancaster - Hen Harrier & Ring Ouzel. Horsey - 2 Cranes. Stiffkey - Hen Harrier & Short-eared Owl.
Tuesday 25 October 2011
Horsey - ISABELLINE SHRIKE still midway between horsey corner car park & Nelson head track in coastal dunes. Cockshoot Broad - FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Blakeney - CATTLE EGRET. Titchwell - 2 Yellow Browed Warblers, Jack Snipe, 4 Snow Buntings & Whinchat. Scratby - Balck throated Diver & 2 Bonxies. Sheringham - Balearic Shearwater. Waxham - Grey Phalarope & 3 Firecrests. Cley - 2 Grey Phalaropes offshore, Short-eared Owl, 4 Snow & 2 Lapland Buntings. Winterton - 3 Snow Buntings & Firecrest. Bacton - 10 Lapland Buntings. Yarmouth - 3 Firecrests & Yellow-legged Gull. Salthouse - Short-eared Owl. Walsey hills (cley) - 15 Lapland Buntings, Firecrest & Ring Ouzel.
Monday 24 October 2011
Horsey - ISABELLINE SHRIKE still midway between horsey corner car park & Nelson head track in coastal dunes. Sheringham - CORY'S SHEARWATER reported past + Balearic Shearwater. Titchwell - Yellow Browed Warbler & Water Pipit. Blakeney - CATTLE EGRET. Waxham - Short-eared Owl. Wells woods - Yellow Browed Warbler. Gorleston - Black Redstart. Holme NWT - Jack Snipe. Holkham - Rouhg-leg Buzzard. Hopton - Grey Phalarope, Pom SKua, Pale Bellied Brent & Short Eared Owl.
Sunday 23 October 2011
Horsey - ISABELLINE SHRIKE. Waxham - PALLAS'S WARBLER & 2 Yellow-browed Warblers. Holme - GREAT WHITE EGRET & Short-eared Owl. Blakeney - CATTLE EGRET. Sheringham - CORY'S SHEARWATER reported. Warham Greens - YB Warbler. Titchwell - YB Warbler, Dotterel, Spoonbill, Jack Snipe & . Trimingham - 2 Balearic Shearwaters, 6 Arctic Terns & 50 Little Gulls. Breydon - Hobby. Glandford - YB Warbler. Gt Yarmouth - 2 Pomarine Skuas, Bonxie & Arctic Skua.
Saturday 22 October 2011
GLOSSY IBIS seen at Kelling, Burnham area, Titchwel & Holme. Blakeney - CATTLE EGRET. Titchwell - Yellow browed Warbler, 4 Mealy Redpolls, Jack Snipe & Short-eared Owl. Sea Palling - Yellow Browed Warbler & Ring Ouzel. West Runton - 2 Lapland Buntings. Welney - Black necked Grebe. Waxham - 3 Black Terns. Rough Legged Buzzard over Holkham, BO marshes & Brancaster. Holkham - 3 Snow Buntings. Horsey - large Shearwater sp. reported past + Black Tern & 20 Little Gulls. Sheringham - Red necked Grebe. Holme - Short-eared Owl.
Friday 21 October 2011
Waxham - GLOSSY IBIS near the barns. Blakeney fresh marsh - CATTLE EGRET, Great Grey Shrike breifly and 10 Crossbills. Cley - Arctic Skua, Shag, Long-tailed Duck & 4 Snow Buntings. Walcott - Black-throated Diver, Shag, Arctic & Great Skua.
Thursday 20 October 2011
Blakeney fresh marsh - CATTLE EGRET. Salthouse - 2 Little Auks, Black Guillemot & Puffin on sea and 10 Crossbills & Goosander flew over south of village. Overstrand - 3 Grey Phalaropes on sea. Waxham - Grey Phalarope. Cley - 2 Balearic Shearwaters past. Burnham Overy dunes - 5 Lapland Buntings, 20 Crossbills & Hen Harrier. Horsey - 2 Cranes & Firecrest. Thetford - Whooper Swan. Cley - Little Auk. Stiffkey - Hen Harrier & Short-eared Owl.
Wednesday 19 October 2011
Bintree Mill - GLOSSY IBIS. Cley - 2 Balearic, Sooty & 15 Manx Shearwaters, 8 Pomarine Skuas, Black-throated Diver, 3 Arctic Terns, 10 Bonxies, 4 Arctic Skuas & Puffin past on sea also 10 Whooper Swans & 'Pale' bellied Brent on reserve. Sheringham - Balearic, 2 Sooty & 3 Manx Shearwaters, Arctic Skua, 4 Bonxies, Arctic Tern & Shag. Choseley - Osprey over. Titchwell - Yellow Browed Warbler, 3 Spoonbills, Curlew Sandpiper & Jack Snipe. Holkham - YB Warbler. Blakeney point - 'Eastern' Lesser Whitethroat. Hopton - 'Pale' Bellied Brent Goose & Short-eared Owl. Holme - Pomarine Skua, 14 Arctic Skuas, 18 Bonxies, Velvet Scoter, 3 Crossbills & 2 Short-eared Owls. Gorleston - Black Redstart.
Tuesday 18 October 2011
SABINE'S GULL flew past Sheringham & Weybourne early morning. Titchwell - Jack Snipe, Yellow-browed Warbler, Puffin, 2 Black-throated Divers, Curlew Sand, Velvet Scoter, 2 Slavonian Grebes & 2 Long-tailed Ducks. Stiffkey - Yellow browed Warbler still by fen + Y-B Warbler in campsite wood & Black Brant on saltmarsh. Winterton - Rough leg Buzzard over, Yellow browed Warbler & Black Redstart. Caister - 2 Rough-legs Buzzards flew over. Horsey - Balearic Shearwater past & Richard's Pipit over. Dersingham - Great Grey Shrike & 10 Crossbills.
Monday 17 October 2011
Brancaster - PALLID HARRIER over beach road (alos over Thornham) + 2 Yellow-browed Warblers. Weybourne - RADDE'S WARBLER. GREAT WHITE EGRET - flew west along coast from Weybourne and settled at Holkham. Stiffkey - probable Blyth's Reed Warbler & Yellow-browed Warbler in Campsite wood, Yellow Browed Warbler & 2 Curlew Sands at the fen. Dersingham - Great Grey Shrike & 12 Crossbills. Holme - Rough-leg Buzzard, 5 Long-tailed Ducks & 2 Velvet Scoter. Cley - 3 Lap Bunts. Welney - Curlew Sand. Winterton - Yellow-browed Warbler & Black-throated Diver. Waxham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Hopton - Bonxie past. Morston - Snow Bunting. Strumpshaw - Hen Harrier (male).
Sunday 16 October 2011
Snettisham - GREAT WHITE EGRET & Great Grey Shrike. Weybourne - RADDE'S WARBLER. Belton Marsh - Rough legged Buzzard. Cromer - Richard's Pipit & 23 Crossbills over. Welney - Crane & Curlew Sand. West Runton - Richard's Pipit over. Burnham Overy Dunes - 15 Crossbills over & Hobby. Holme - Rouzel. Winterton - 3 Lap bunts, Short-eared Owl & 12 Crossbills. Weybourne - Rough-legged Buzzard. Breydon - 4 Curlew Sandpipers. Waxham - Black Tern. Titchwell - Hen Harrier. YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS at Holme, Trimingham, Winterton, Holkham, Titchwell, Wells woods, Stiffkey, Weybourne, Aylmerton & Gt. Yarmouth.
Saturday 15 October 2011
Holme - RED FLANKED BLUETAIL, 8 Short-eared Owls, Firecrest, Black Redstart, Rouzel & 4 Crossbills. Stiffkey - BLUETHROAT, 2 Richard's Pipit over & 2 Curlew Sands. Warham Greens - probable HUME'S WARBLER, 3 Richard's Pipit & 4 Lap bunts over. Weybourne - RADDE'S WARBLER trapped & ringed. Cockshoot Broad - FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Wells woods - 2 Richard's Pipits over. Cley - Little Auk past, Black Redstart, Hen Harrier & 3 SEO's. Gramborough Hill - Richard's Pipit. Hunstanton - Lap Bunt & 2 Crossbills over cliffs. Welney - Common Crane. YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS at Thornham, Winterton, Caister, Burnham Norton, Holkham, Titchwell, Wells woods (4), Stiffkey (2), East Hills, Morston, Weybourne & Gt. Yarmouth.
Friday 14 October 2011
Warham Greens - *** MEGA NEWS *** - RUFOUS TAILED ROBIN along western most track late afternoon & Barred Warbler. Waxham - RADDE'S WARBLER, GG Shrike, Lap Bunt, Siberian Chiffchaff & 38 Common Cranes. West Runton/Sheringham - Great Grey Shrike. Cley - Osprey, 2 Lap Bunts & 3 Mealy Redpolls over & 2 Short-eared Owls. Horsey - 3 SEO's. Welney - Crane, 2 Rouzels & Curlew Sand. Salthouse - Richard's Pipit. East Hills - Richard's Pipit, 2 Lap bunts, Rouzel & SEO. Burnham overy - Richard's Pipit over. Blakeney point - Richard's Pipit & Purple Sand. Bacton - Rough-legged Buzzard in off sea. Titchwell - 2 Lap Bunts over, Purple Sand & Whinchat. Cromer - Lap Bunt, 3 SEO's, Hen Harrier & 12 Crossbills. Winterton - GG Shrike & SEO. Mundesley - SEO. Burnham Norton - GG Shrike. YELLOW-BROWED WARBLERS at Walsey Hills, Ravenstone, Holkham (2), Titchwell, Wells woods (3), Stiffkey (2), East Hills, Gt. Yarmouth, Warham Greens, Burnham Overy dunes, Waxham, Winterton (2), Holme & Cromer.
Thursday 13 October 2011
Titchwell - 50 SHORT-EARED OWLS in off the sea, 1-2 Yellow-browed Warblers, Great Grey Shrike, GREAT WHITE EGRET, Common Crane, 2 Hen Harrier, Jack Snipe & Purple Sandpiper. Burnham Overy - G G Shrike, Holkham - G G Shrike, Richard's Pipit & Y-B Warbler. Cley - GG Shrike, 3 SEO's, 4 Lap Bunts & 7 Crossbills. Waxham - GG Shrike, 3+ Y-B Warblers, Barred Warbler, Firecrest, 30 Crossbills, 3 Lap Bunts, SEO & 38 Common Cranes. Warham Greens - GG Shrike, Y-B Warbler, 4 Lap Bunts & SEO. Strumpshaw - GG Shrike, SEO, 2 Lap Bunts, Water Pipit & Hen Harrier. Wells - Y-B Warbler. Northreps - Y-B Warbler. Sea Palling - Y-B Warbler. Holme - 2 Y-B Warblers & 2 Spoonbills. Stiffkey - Y-B Warbler. West Runton - Y-B Warbler & Long-eared Owl. Horsey - Pom Skua & SEO. Walcott - Balearic Shearwater, 4 Pom Skuas, 21 Bonxies, 6 Arctic Skuas & SEO. Welney - Crane, Curlew Sand & 2 Rouzels. East Hills - 2 SEO's, 5 Lap Bunts, Redstart & Crossbill. Salthouse - Richard's Pipit, Grey Phalarope & SEO
Wednesday 12 October 2011
Titchwell - YELLOW BROWED WARBLER, 2 Lapland Buntings, 2 Spoonbills, Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl & 2 Jack Snipe. Holme - Barred Warbler, Hen Harrier & Short-eared Owl. Snettisham - Short-eared Owl. Cley - Purple Sandpiper, Little Stint Red-necked Grebe offshore hen Harrier & Short-eared Owl. Waxham - Black Redstart. Breydon - Short-eared Owl.
Tuesday 11 October 2011
King's Lynn - YELLOW BROWED WARBLER. Cley - Purple Sandpiper on reserve & Pomarine Skua offshore. Welney - Curlew Sandpiper. Stiffkey fen - Black-throated Diver.
Monday 10 October 2011
Waxham - YELLOW BROWED WARBLER near Shangri-la chalet. Stiffkey - Hen Harrier. Welney - Curlew Sandpiper.
Sunday 9 October 2011
Cromer - YELLOW BROWED WARBLER in warrens wood. Holkham - Lapland Bunting over & 5 Crossbills. Titchwell - Short-eared Owl and 3 Spoonbills. Holme - Lapland Bunting, 7 Crossbills, 2 Arctic Skuas & 2 Velvet Scoter.
Saturday 8 October 2011
Cromer - LONG TAILED SKUA on sea off pier early evening then flew west. Cley - LONG TAILED SKUA past + 2 Purple Sandpipers past. Choseley - Great Skua in field a.m. Winterton - Woodlark. Sheringham - 34 Pomarine SKuas, 5 Great & 3 Arctic Skuas, 2 Sooty & 4 Manx Shearwaters + Scaup past by 9.30am. Kelling - 2 Lapland Buntings & Little Stint on water meadow. Titchwell - 4 Crossbills over. Salthouse - Long tailed Duck.
Friday 7 October 2011
Sheringham - LONG-TAILED SKUA, 4 Balearic Shearwaters, 18 Pomarine Skuas, 74 Great & 26 Arctic Skuas, 3 Sooty & 28 Manx Shearwaters, SLavonian Grebe & Black Tern past. Wells woods - YELLOW BROWED WARBLER. Cley - SABINE'S GULL, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, c10 manxies, Pomarine Skua, 10+Bonxies, 10+ Arctic Skua & Lapland Bunting. Holme - 10 Pom Skuas, 4 Sooty & 12 Manx Shearwaters and 71 Arctic & 44 Great Skuas. Kelling - Little Stint & 2 Lapland Buntings. Titchwell - Hawfinch, Hen Harrier & 3 Manx Shearwaters. Hopton - Balearic Shearwater, Pom Skua, 2 Bonxies, 11 Arctic Skua, Purple Sandpiper and Short-eared Owl.
Thursday 6 October 2011
Wells woods - YELLOW BROWED WARBLER. Holme - Hen Harrier over. Cley - Pomarine Skua & Black Tern past. Kelling - Little Stint & 5 Lapland Buntings. Titchwell - Hen Harrier over. Burnham Deepdale - Black Redstart.
Wednesday 5 October 2011
Wells woods - YELLOW BROWED WARBLER. Beeston bump - Richard's Pipit briefly. Trimingham - Richard's Pipit & 20 Crossbills flew over. Hopton - 2 Lapland & snow buntings flew over. Kelling - 2 Jack Snipes, Little Stint & 4 Lapland Buntings. Titchwell - Red Necked & Slavonian Grebes offshore + Hen Harrier over.
Tuesday 4 October 2011
Cromer - YELLOW BROWED WARBLER. Kelling - Barred Warbler & Richard's Pipit both seen briefly. Stiffkey - Hooded Crow. Blakeney point - Lapland Bunting. Kelling water meadow - Jack Snipe. Holme - Barred Warbler still in NOA car park. Cley - 7 Lapland Buntings & Snow bunting. Gramborough hill - Lapland Bunting. Titchwell - Little Stint & 11 Crossbills.
Monday 3 October 2011
Holme - Barred Warbler still in NOA car park. Gramborough hill - Richard's Pipit. Kelling quags - 4 Lapland Buntings & 12 Crossbills over. Titchwell - Balearic Shearwater, Red-necked Grebe & Little Stint. Hickling - 3 Curlew Sandpipers & 4 Little Stints on rush hill scrape.
Sunday 2 October 2011
Sidestrand - Richard's Pipit flew west early am. Holme NOA - Barred Warbler & Red-necked Grebe. Horsey - Siberian CHiffchaff & Red-necked Grebe. Cley - Lapland Bunting, Short-eared Owl, 3 Little Stints & 4 Curlew Sandpipers. Breydon - 2 Curlew Sandpipers & Whinchat. West Runton - Hooded Crow & Lapland Bunting. Gorleston - Honey Buzzard & Redstart. Winterton - Pied Fly & Redstart.
Saturday 1 October 2011
Snettisham - ***MEGA NEWS*** SANDHILL CRANE on shore at c1pm but only identified later by photographs!! Sheringham - Pomarine Skua past eary morning. Waxham - 4 Lapland Buntings. Welney - 10 Common Cranes & 6 Curlew Sandpipers. Cley - 2 Curlew Sandpipers, 3 Little Stints, 2 Great Skuas past & 2 Lapland Buntings. Titchwell - Red necked Grebe, 4 Lapland Buntings & Little Stint. Holme NOA - Pied Flycatcher. Breydon - 4 Curlew Sandpipers.