Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for November 2010

Tuesday 30 November 2010

Thornham - Glaucous Gull. Titchwell - Tundra Bean Goose. Horsey mere - 9 Cranes & 2 Smew. Sutton mill - Rough-leg Buzzard. Burnham Overy - Rough-leg Buzzard. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Norwich - 'Northern' Bullfinch. Sheringham - 2 Velvet Scoters. Strumpshaw - 2 Bitterns, 23 Marsh Harriers & Water Pipit. Waxwings - Stalham (210), winfarthing (16), Aylsham (30), Weybourne (25), Cley (24), Ellingham & Acle.

Monday 29 November 2010

Thornham - NORTHERN HARRIER. Burnham Overy - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards & Black Brant. Cley - Glaucous Gull. Breydon - 2 Lap Bunts. Stalham - Ross's/Snow Goose flew over. Waxwings in East dereham (20), Norwich (12) & Cawston (50).

Sunday 28 November 2010

Cley - ARCTIC REDPOLL & Little Auk. Thornham - NORTHERN HARRIER, 2 Hen Harriers & 3 Lap Bunts. Caister - GREAT WHITE EGRET & 90 Snow Buntings. Sheringham - 2 Little Auks & Purple Sand. Breydon - 12 Lap Bunts. Filby Broad - Velvet Scoter. Winterton - 2 SHore Larks. Gramborough HIll - Lap BUnt over. Holkham - Ross's Goose. Waxwings in Cawston (40), Cringleford, DOwnham mkt., Marsham & Stibbard.

Saturday 27 November 2010

NORTHERN HARRIER seen over Thornham, Holme & Brancaster marshes in the morning. Holme - Pomarine & Arctic Skuas. Wells- Black Brant, 3 Northern Bullfinches & 8+ Meally Redpolls. Aylsham/Cawston - 120 Waxwings.

Friday 26 November 2010

Thornham marsh - NORTHERN HARRIER also ring tail Hen Harrier. Strumpshaw - PENDULINE TIT briefly early morning, Waxwing & 4 Water Pipits. Lynford - 19 Hawfinches. Holkham - 40+ Shorelarks. Wells - 3 Northern Bullfinches. Hockwold washes - Bean Goose. Cantley - 30 Taiga Bean & 60 White-fronted Geese. BUckenham - Water Pipit & Lap Bunt. Waxwings reported from Cawston (60), Lyng, Sheringham, Wiveton (20), Swaffham, Downham Market and Thornham.

Thursday 25 November 2010

Titchwell - NORTHERN HARRIER (also thornham), Water Pipit, 6 Waxwings & 43 Twite. Lynford - 2 Hawfinches. Holkham - 43 Shorelarks. Wells - probable Northern Treecreeper. Blakeney - Spoonbill. Cley - 2 Water Pipits. Waxwings still in Aylsham (20) and Norwich (22).

Wednesday 24 November 2010

Titchwell - probable NORTHERN HARRIER seen in the morning and early afternoon also Rough-leg Buzzard & 30 Twite. Burnham Overy Marshes- Rough-leg Buzzard. Holkham - 17 Shorelarks & Rough-leg Buzzard. Wells - 3 Northern Bullfinches & 3+ Mealy Redpolls. Hindolveston - Lap Bunt over. Waxwings still in Aylsham (75), Cawston (40), Holme, Yarmouth (63), Norwich, Wells, Kettlestone & Marham (18).

Tuesday 23 November 2010

Thornham - probable NORTHERN HARRIER at dusk. Holme - HUME'S LEAF WARBLER & 3 Mealy Redpolls. Wells - 2 Northern Bullfinches & 6 Mealy redpolls. Brancaster/Docking road - Rough-leg Buzzard. Titchwell - ARCTIC REDPOLL, Water Pipit & 47 Twite. Holkham - Grey Phalarope. Blackborough Tip - Glaucous Gull. Waxwings still in Wiveton, Wereham, Yarmouth & Norwich (48)

Monday 22 November 2010

Sheringham - 2 Pom Skuas & 3 Little Auks. Buckenham - Water Pipit. Warham - Black Brant. Wells - 3 Northern Bullfinches. Titchwell - Water Pipit. Welney - 4 Bean Geese. Burnham Norton - Rough-legged Buzzard. Waxwings in Costessey (60), Norwich (40) & Taverham (50).

Sunday 21 November 2010

King's Lynn - 2 Cranes over. Cley - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER & 7 Shore Larks. Morston/stiffkey - possible 'Northern Harrier'. Burnham Overy marshes - Rough-leg Buzzard. Heacham - 2 Lap Bunts, 2 GN Divers & Purple Sand. Burnham Norton - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards. Choseley - Rough-leg Buzzard. Wells - Rough-leg Buzzard, 11 'Northern' Bullfinch & 3 Black Brants. Holkham - 11 Shore Larks & Rough-leg Buzzard. Warham - Black Brant. Holme - Rough-leg Buzzard, 2 Pom Skuas & Lap Bunt. Happisburgh - 28 Lapland Buntings. Cantley - 60 Taiga Bean. Waxwings in Costessey (60), Yarmouth (40), Norwich (53), Aylsham (100), Holme & Northrepps.

Saturday 20 November 2010

Salthouse - ARCTIC REDPOLL briefly in morning also 2 Lap bunts over. Cley - ARCTIC REDPOLL (salthouse bird?), 4 Shore Larks, c20 Snow bunts & Spoonbill. Thornham - possible 'Northern Harrier' flew west. Burnham Norton - probable 'Northern' Harrier, 2 Hen harriers & Rough-leg Buzzard. Titchwelll - Tundra Bean Goose. Yarmouth - 47 Med Gulls. Wells - 2 Black Brants & Short-eared Owl. Happisburgh - 140+ Lapland Buntings. Filby Broad - Velvet Scoter. Cantley - 30 Taiga Bean. Waxwings in Yarmouth (33), Norwich (110), Thetford & Aylsham (50)

Friday 19 November 2010

Cley - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. Burnham Norton - possible 'Northern' Harrier, 2 Hen harriers & 3 Lap bunts. Burnham Overy - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards (a.m. only). Snettisham - Black Brant. Blakeney harbour - Jack Snipe. Wells - 2 Black Brants & Northern Bullfinch. Holkham - c20 Shore Larks (a.m. only) & Red-necked Grebe. Happisburgh - 55 Lap Bunts. Filby Broad - Velvet Scoter. Cantley - 37 Taiga Bean & 30 White fronted Geese. Thornham - 4 Lap Bunts. Titchwell - YL Gull & 20 Twite. Waxwings in Yarmouth, Norwich (85), Loddon, Marsham, Cawston & Aylsham (50)

Thursday 18 November 2010

Burnham Overy - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards. Titchwell - GREAT WHITE EGRET (also Thornham), 30 Twite & Water Pipit. Blakeney harbour - 2 Slavonian grebes. Waxwings in Norwich (80), Yarmouth (59), Tasburgh (13), Titchwell (1) & Thetford (20)

Wednesday 17 November 2010

Pentney - Hawfinch. Choseley - Rough-leg Buzzard. Norwich - 5 Cranes flew over Drayton. Cley - American Golden Plover, Black-throated Diver & SHort-eared Owl. Burnham Overy - Rough-leg Buzzard. Filby Broad - Velvet Scoter. Wells woods - Northern Bullfinch. Holme - Rough-leg Buzzard. Cantley - 26 Taiga Bean Geese & 35 White Fronts. Titchwell - Rough-leg Buzzard and 30 Twite. Waxwings in Norwich (100) & Yarmouth (39).

Tuesday 16 November 2010

Holkham - 34 Shorelarks, 4 Red-necked Grebes, GN Diver & Little Auk. Burnham Overy Marshes - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards, 4 Lap Bunts and Grey Phalarope on sea. Wells - Northern Bullfinch. Cantley - 21 Taiga Bean Geese. Holme - Lap Bunt. Titchwell - 30 Twite & Water Pipit. Horsey - SHort-eared Owl. Waxwings in Norwich, Thetford & Yarmouth.

Monday 15 November 2010

Welney - CATTLE EGRET & GLOSSY IBIS. Blakeney - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. Wells - 'Northern' Bullfinch, 2 Mealy Redpolls, Black Brant. Cley - 11 Lap Bunts, 2 pale Bellied Brents & 7 Shore Larks. Weybourne - Lap Bunt. Holkham - 15 Shorelarks. Holme - 3 Lap Bunts & GN Diver. Titchwell - Smew, 30 Twite & Slav Grebe. Waxwings still in Yarmouth (50) and norwich (50) plus a few elsewhere in the county.

Sunday 14 November 2010

Burnham Overy Marshes - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards & brief Ring Tail Harrier, 'northern' ?. Cley - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER & Short-eared Owl. Wells - Northern Bullfinch & 30 White-fronted geese. Holkham - 15 Shorelarks & Swallow. Welney - GLOSSY IBIS. Holme - 3 Lap Bunts & GN Diver. Titchwell - Smew. Waxwings still in Yarmouth (85) and norwich (150) plus a few elsewhere in the county.

Saturday 13 November 2010

Burnham Overy Marshes - possible 'Northern' Harrier, 3 Rough-leg Buzzards. Cley - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER & 2 Water Pipits. Buckenham - 3 Water Pipits & Lap Bunt. Cantley - c60 Taiga Bean Geese, water pipit & 9 White-fronted Geese. Wells - 2 Black Brants & 2 Mealy Redpolls. Holkham - 28 Shorelarks, 3 Lap bunts, 2 GN Divers & RN Grebe. Welney - GLOSSY IBIS. Lynford - 10 Hawfinches. Holme - 2 Swallows. Titchwell - Smew & 19 Twite. Gramborough Hill - Lap Bunt. Strumpshaw - 2+ Bittern & Water Pipit. Waxwings still in Yarmouth (111) and norwich 2 flocks of 100 & 200 plus a few elsewhere in the county.

Friday 12 November 2010

Welney - GLOSSY IBIS. Wells - 2 Black Brants & 10+ Meally Redpoll. Titchwell - PALLAS'S WARBLER, Meally Redpoll, Water Pipit, 33 Twite, Slav Grebe & Y-L Gull. Cantley - 15 Taiga Bean Geese & Hooded Crow. Cley - AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. Waxwings in Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

Thursday 11 November 2010

In atrocious weather there were very few reports today. Titchwell - PALLAS'S WARBLER, 6 Shorelarks & Slav Grebe. Waxwings in Yarmouth and Norwich.

Wednesday 10 November 2010

Cley - 2 Glaucous Gull, 2 Little Auks, American Golden Plover, Green-winged Teal, Grey Phalarope, 2 Balearic & 2 Sooty Shearwaters, 13 Pom Skuas, SEO, Jack Snipe & Blue Fulmar. Titchwell - Pallas's Warbler, Mealy Redpoll, 2 Sooties & 30 Twite. Sheringham - 2 Balearic Shearwaters, Leach's Petrel, 18 Pom Skuas. Ranworth - Ring-necked Duck. Happisburgh - Glaucous Gull, 2 Pom Skuas, Sooty Sheawater & 8 Lap Bunts. Wells - Pallas's Warbler, Northern Bullfinch, c20 Mealy Redpolls & Black Brant. Lynford - Hawfinch. Welney - Glossy Ibis. Burnham Overy - Rough-legged Buzzard. Holme - 5 Lap Bunts & RN Grebe. Winterton - 2 Sooties, 6 Shorelarks & 3 Little Auks. Waxwings still numerous and widespread.

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Some good seawatching today. Cley - 11 Balearic & 13 Sooty Shearwaters, 5 Pom Skuas, 3 RN Grebes, 2 Blue Fulmars, 7 Purple Sands, Puffin, SEO, 1500 Kittiwakes, 60 Little Gulls, 4 GN Divers & LT Duck plus the American Golden Plover. Titchwell - Pallas's Warbler & Lap Bunt. Sheringham - Cory's, 4 Balearic & 1 Sooty Shearwater, 2 Leach's & 1 Storm Petrel, 2 Red-necked & 2 Slav Grebes, 3 GN Divers, LT duck & 10 Scaup. Waxham - 3 Sooties. Happisburgh - Balearic & Sooty Sheawaters. Wells - Pallas's Warbler, Northern Bullfinch, c20 Mealy Redpolls & 2 Black Brants. Holme - 7 Shorelarks, Pom Skua & Y-L Gull. Winterton - 2 Sooties. Waxwings still nuemrous and widespread.

Monday 8 November 2010

Welney - GLOSSY IBIS, 3 Cranes & Short-eared Owl. Titchwell - PALLAS'S WARBLER, Spoonbill & Y-L Gull. Burnham Overy - possible 'Northern' Harrier & Rough-legged Buzzard. Cley - 5 Little Auks, Grey Phalarope & Jack Snipe. Flitcham - Rough-legged Buzzard. Holkham - 24 Shorelarks. Wells - Yellow-browed Warbler & Mealy Redpoll. Waxwings still widespread.

Sunday 7 November 2010

Burnham Overy - possible 'Northern' Harrier, Rough-legged Buzzard & Short-eared Owl. Welney - GLOSSY IBIS. Cley - Leach's Petrel, 3 Little Auks, GN Diver, RN Grebe, 2 Grey Phalaropes, Arctic Tern, 3 Pom Skuas, Jack Snipe, 2 SEO's & Green-winged Teal. Holme - 4 Little Auks, 9 Pom Skuas, 2 Sooty Shearwaters, GN Diver, 2 Scaup & Lap Bunt. Holkham - Rough-legged Buzzard, Twite & 17 Shorelarks. Blakeney harbour - American Golden Plover. Titchwell - PALLAS'S WARBLER, 2 Lap Bunts, Water Pipit & Y-L Gull. Hickling - Yellow-browed Warbler. Flitcham - Rough-legged Buzzard. Snettisham - 2 Twite. Trimingham - RN Grebe & 3 Scaup. Happisburgh - Little Auk. Norwich - Jack Snipe. Waxwings still widespread, biggest flocks in Gt. Yarmouth & Norwich both with 100 birds.

Saturday 6 November 2010

Cley - 2-3 Grey Phalaropes, Arctic Tern, Jack Snipe, Short-eared Owl & Spoonbill. Holme - Lap Bunt, 5 Velvet Scoter & GN Diver. Welney - GLOSSY IBIS. Hilgay - Osprey. Titchwell - Grey Phalarope, 4 Pomarine Skuas, 9 Shorelarks, 3 Y-L Gulls & 44 Twite. Hickling - PALLAS'S WARBLER, 11 Cranes. Lynford - Hawfinch. Holkham - Rough-legged Buzzard & 16 Shorelarks. Snettisham - Richard's Pipit. Blakeney harbour - American Golden Plover. Yarmouth - probable Siberian Chiffchaff. Waxwings still widespread, biggest flock in Gt. Yarmouth 130.

Friday 5 November 2010

Titchwell - Dotterel, 7 Shorelarks, 2 Lap Bunts, SEO (& Thornham), 2 Capsian Gulls & 53 Twite. Welney - GLOSSY IBIS & Short-eared Owl. Holkham - Rough-legged Buzzard, 3 Shorelarks, 60 Lapland buntings & SEO. Snettisham - Rough-legged Buzzard. Cley - 2 Grey Phalaropes & Spoonbill. Blakeney harbour - American Golden Plover. Sidestrand - 20 Twite. Hopton - Wheatear. Oremsby Little Broad - 4 R-C Pochard. Gramborough - Lap Bunt & Twite. Hickling - Rough-legged Buzzard. Waxwings in Gt. Yarmouth (100) and Norwich (96), Weybourne & Winterton.

Thursday 4 November 2010

Northrepps - 2 NORTHERN Long-tailed Tits. Welney - GLOSSY IBIS. Cley - American Golden Plover (later moved to Blakeney harbour), Green-winged Teal & 2 Grey Phalaropes. Oremsby Broad - Black-necked Grebe. Filby Broad - Velvet Scoter. Hickling - 8 Cranes, 2 Merlins & 30+ Marsh Harrier. Titchwell - 7 Shore larks & 29 Twite. Waxwings in Gt. Yarmouth (104) and Sheringham.

Wednesday 3 November 2010

Hickling - PALLAS'S WARBLER & 3 Cranes. Welney - GLOSSY IBIS. Cley - American Golden Plover, 2 Grey Phalaropes, 3 Shore Larks & 2 Lap Bunts. Filby Broad - Velvet Scoter. Blakeney - Spoonbill & 2 Red-necked Grebes. Lynford - Hawfinch & 2 Firecrests. Warham Greens - Short-eared Owl. Caister - 4 Shore Larks & Lap Bunt. Stiffkey Fen - Garganey. Titchwell - Caspian & 4 Y-L Gulls. Holme - Slav Grebe. Waxwings moving inland despite a maximium count of 100 from Yarmouth.

Tuesday 2 November 2010

Sidestrand - Richard's Pipit. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Welney - GLOSSY IBIS. Burnham Overy - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards. Cley - Cattle Egret, American Golden Plover, Green-winged Teal, 2 Grey Phalaropes & 4 Lap Bunts. Titchwell - 4 Y-L Gulls. Ormesby Broad - Black-necked Grebe. Filby Broad - Velvet Scoter. Roydon - Rough-leg Buzzard. Waxwings widespread with maximium count 63 from Yarmouth.

Monday 1 November 2010

Holkham - PALLAS'S WARBLER, 2 Pom Skuas, Lap Bunt & R N Grebe. Winterton - 9 'NORTHERN' Long-taild Tits. Welney - GLOSSY IBIS. Burnham Overy - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards & Shore Lark. Cley - American Golden Plover, Green-winged Teal, 2 Grey Phalaropes, Jack Snipe, 3 Shore Larks, Great Grey Shrike, 2 Lap Bunts & 2 Water Pipits. Titchwell - Slav Grebe, Water Pipit, Short-eared Owl & 30 Twite. Stiffkey - Black Brant. Caister st. Edmund - 3 Y-L Gulls. Breydon - Bean Goose & 2 Lap Bunts. Kelling - 7 Shorelarks. Warham greens - Lap Bunt. Waxwings widespread with maximium count 40 from Yarmouth.

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