Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for December 2010

Friday 31 December 2010

Thornham - NORTHERN HARRIER & 2 Lap Bunts. Welney - 4 Bean Geese. Ormesby little Broad - Smew. Waxwings - Cockley Cley, Thornham, Attleborough, Terrington St. John and Holme.

Thursday 30 December 2010

Thornham - NORTHERN HARRIER. Stiffkey - Iceland Gull. Cley - Spoonbill. Snettisham - Ross's Goose & Black Brant. Norwich - 2 Waxwings. Wells - 39 Snow Buntings. Titchwell - 9 Shore Larks, Lap Bunt, 4 LT Ducks, Slavonian Grebe, Great-northern Diver, 10 Waxwings & 52 White-fronted Geese.

Wednesday 29 December 2010

Brancaster Staithe - NORTHERN HARRIER . Cantley - Lesser White-fronted Goose with Taiga Bean Geese & c100 Eurasian White fronts. Wells - 2 Smew. Titchwell - 9 Shore Larks, Snow Buntings & Water Pipit. Cley - Ross's Goose. Catfield - 86 Bewicks or Whooper Swans. Swaffham - 40 Waxwings.

Tuesday 28 December 2010

Brancaster Staithe - NORTHERN HARRIER . Cantley - Lesser White-fronted Goose with 100 Taiga Bean Geese. Wells - 2 Smew. Titchwell - 9 Shore Larks & 24 Snow Buntings. Holkham - Ross's Goose. Cley - Ross's Goose. Bunrham Overy - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards & Hen Harrier. Snettisham - Ross's Goose. Hindolveston - 5 Waxwings.

Monday 27 December 2010

NORTHERN HARRIER over Thornham & Titchwell then roosted south of Brancaster Golf course. Cantley - Lesser White-fronted Goose with 60 Taiga Bean Geese. Wells - 2 Smew. Holme - 10 Long-tailed ducks & 60 Snow Buntings. Titchwell - 9 Shore Larks, 13 Snow Buntings & Water Pipit. Cley - Ross's Goose. Brancaster Staithe - Rough-leg-buzzard, Hooded Crow & 12 Twite. Binham - Black Brant & 4 pale Bellied Brents. Breydon - 100 Pale Bellied Brents & Lap Bunt. Waxwings - Fakenham, Thornham (20), Titchwell & Salters lode.

Sunday 26 December 2010

Cantley - Lesser White-fronted Goose with 73 Taiga Bean Geese. Stiffkey - Spoonbill. Downham Mkt. - male Hen Harrier. Cley - Black Brant. Titchwell - 9 Shore Larks, Hooded Crow & 17 Snow Buntings. Breydon - 122 Pale Bellied Brent Geese. Wells - Rough-leg Buzzard & Northern Bullfinch.Waxwings - Methwold (34), Cley (22), Norwich & Snettisham.

Saturday 25 December 2010

Brancaster - NORTHERN HARRIER & 2 Short-eared Owls. Cromer - Glaucous Gull. Holkham - 2 Shore Larks & Ross's or Snow Goose with Pink-feet. Titchwell - BT Diver, LT Duck, 5 Velvet Scoter & 2 Waxwings. Catfield - 67 Bewick's & 20 Whooper Swans. Flitcham - Waxwing. Wormegay - Smew

Friday 24 December 2010

Thornham - NORTHERN HARRIER early on, then over Brancaster Saltings & Golf course. Cantley - Lesser White-fronted Goose, c100 Taiga Bean Geese & 32 Eurasian White-fronts. Holme - Glaucous Gull & 50 Barnacle Geese. Lynford - Hawfinch. Catfield - 13 whooper & 33 Bewick's Swans. Potter Heigham - 230 White-fronted Geese. Breydon - 96 Pale Bellied Brent Geese & 88 Eurasian White Fronts. Salthouse - Black Brant. Wells - Northern Bullfinch & 2 Shore Larks. Eau Brink - Scaup. Norwich - 8 Waxwings.

Thursday 23 December 2010

Titchwell - NORTHERN HARRIER, 3 Water Pipits & Short-eared Owl. Cantley/Buckenham - Lesser White-fronted Goose, c100 Taiga Bean Geese & 30+ Eurasian White-fronts. Breydon - 80 Pale Bellied Brent Geese & 70 Eurasian White Fronts. Fakenham - 70 Whooper Swans. King's Lynn - 17 Waxwings.

Wednesday 22 December 2010

Thornham - NORTHERN HARRIER. Cantley/Buckenham - Lesser White-fronted Goose with Taiga Bean Geese. Blakeney - Ross's Goose. Cley - Water Pipit. Yarmouth - 7 Long-tailed Ducks. Titchwell - Glaucous Gull, Lap bunt & 4 Water Pipits. Framlingham Earl - 8 Waxwings.

Tuesday 21 December 2010

Thornham - NORTHERN HARRIER. Cantley/Buckenham - Lesser White-fronted Goose with Taiga Bean Geese. Breydon - 67 Pale Bellied Brent Geese & Caspian Gull. Blackborough - Northern Bullfinch. Caister - 70 Snow Buntings. Scolt Head - Rough-leg Buzzard. Burnham Overy marshes - 3 Rough-leg Buzzards. Holkham - 15 Shorelarks. Hardely Flood - 20 Bewick's Swans. Cley - 30 White-fronted Geese. Holme - Black-throated Diver. Wissington Beet factory - 2 Water Pipits. Gorleston - 20 Waxwings.

Monday 20 December 2010

Thornham - NORTHERN HARRIER & 3 Twite. Titchwell - 15 Twite. Breydon - 67 Pale Bellied Brent Geese & 46 Bewick's Swans. Cley - Spoonbill, Bittern & Waxwing. Norwich - Bittern & Smew.

Sunday 19 December 2010

Thornham - NORTHERN HARRIER & 2 Hen Harriers. Cantley - Lesser white-fronted Goose of unknown origin with 120+ Taiga Bean Geese and 40+ Eurasian White Fronts. BUckenham - 4 Water Pipits. Thorpe Marshes - Rough-leg Buzzard. Holkham - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards & 90 White-fronted Geese. Titchwell - 2 Lap bunts, 2 Twite, 3 Water Pipits & Short-eared Owl. Breydon - 67 Pale Bellied Brent Geese & 12 Lap bunts. Eau Brink - GN Diver, 7 Scaup & 7 Goosander. Wiggenhall st mary - 4 Smew. Strumpshaw - Hen Harrier & Water Pipit. Blackborough end tip - Mealy Redpoll & 3 YL Gulls. Waxwings - Holt & Rockland Broad.

Saturday 18 December 2010

Thornham - NORTHERN HARRIER & Lap Bunt. Titchwell - 2 Lap bunts, 8 Water Pipits & 5 Whoopers. Buckenham - Lesser white-fronted Goose of unknown origin with 76 Taiga Bean Geese. Breydon - 67 Pale Bellied Brent Geese. Saddle Bow - Scaup. Eau Brink - GN Diver. Yarmouth - 45 Med Gulls. Wissington Beet factory - Water Pipit. Waxwings - only one reported from Long Stratton today.

Friday 17 December 2010

Titchwell - NORTHERN HARRIER (thornham marsh), 18 Pale Bellied Brents & Water Pipit. Breydon - 66 Pale Bellied Brent Geese. Thorpe Marshes - Rough-leg Buzzard. Wissington Beet factory - Water Pipit. Waxwings - Yarmouth, Gorleston, Aylsham & Foulsham

Thursday 16 December 2010

Thornham marshes - NORTHERN HARRIER. Breydon - 83 Pale Bellied Brent Geese. Buckenham - 54 Taiga Bean Geese & 19 White-fronted Geese. Titchwell - 13 Pale Bellied Brents & 6 WHooper Swans. Wells - Rough-leg Buzzard at East Hills. Holkham - Purple Sandpiper. Blackborough End tip - Glaucous, 2 Caspian & 6 Yellow-legged Gulls. Norwich - 31 Waxwings

Wednesday 15 December 2010

Thornham marshes - NORTHERN HARRIER. Buckenham - Lesser white-fronted Goose of unknown origin with Taiga Bean Geese. Titchwell - 4 Water Pipits. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Hadiscoe - Rough-leg Buzzard. Breydon - 2 Lap Bunts & 58 Pale Bellied Brent Geese. Gorleston - Shore Lark. Waxwings - only reported from Norwich today.

Tuesday 14 December 2010

Thornham marshes - NORTHERN HARRIER, 2 Hen Harriers (inc male) & Lap Bunt. Buckenham - Lesser white-fronted Goose of unknown origin & 6 Taiga Bean Geese. Cantley - Hooded Crow, 55 Taiga Bean, 35 White-fronted & 80 Pink Footed Geese. Barnham Cross Common - Hawfinch. Titchwell - 4 Water Pipits, 4 LT Ducks & 2 Velvet Scoter. Wighton - Black Brant. Scolt Head - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards. Hadiscoe - Rough-leg Buzzard. Waxwings - Holt, North Walsham, Norwich (20).

Monday 13 December 2010

Thornham marshes - NORTHERN HARRIER. Buckenham - Lesser white-fronted Goose of unknown origin. Felbrigg - Hawfinch. Titchwell - Water Pipit. Holme - 3 Long-tailed Ducks & GN Diver. Strumpshaw - Northern Bullfinch. Waxwings - Yarmouth, Norwich & Gorelston (56).

Sunday 12 December 2010

Thornham marshes - NORTHERN HARRIER (earlier over Burnham Overy). Buckenham - 111 Taiga Bean Geese and 38 at Cantley. Sheringham - 15 pale bellied Brents flew past. Costessey - Hen Harrier. Chedgrave Marshes - Rough-leg Buzzard. Blakeney - Spoonbill & Hen Harrier. Breydon - 12 Lap Bunts. Holme - Long-tailed Duck & 13 pale bellied Brents flew past. Waxwings - Norwich (40) & Cley (20).

Saturday 11 December 2010

Burnham Overy marshes - NORTHERN HARRIER, Rough-leg Buzzard & Hen Harrier. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Wells - presumably the same 2 Rough-leg Buzzard roosted at East Hills. Cley - 3 Shorelarks & 30 Snow Buntings. Titchwell - Hooded Crow & Hen Harrier. Holme - 2 Lap Bunts, 25 Snow Bunts, 2 Long-tailed Ducks. Chedgrave Marshes - Rough-leg Buzzard & Hen Harrier. Waxwings - Norwich (50+), West Walton, Cley (20), Yarmouth (55), Titchwell & Holme.

Friday 10 December 2010

Langham - Ross's Goose flew over. Titchwell - Water Pipit, 30 Twite & 26 Snow Buntings. Welney - 4 Bean Geese. Chedgrave Marshes - Rough-leg Buzzard & Short-eared Owl. Breydon Water - 31 Lapland Buntings. Burnham Overy Staithe - Long-tailed Duck. Geldeston - Hen Harrier. Wawings - Norwich (63), North Elmham, Titchwell, Snettisham (60) & Hickling.

Thursday 9 December 2010

All Waxwings today - Norwich (70), Kelling, Diss (20), Wiveton, Cromer, Scole (20) & Long Stratton (23)

Wednesday 8 December 2010

Titchwell - 2 Long-tailed Ducks, Water Pipit, 7 Snow Buntings, 14 Twite, Hen harrier, 3 Spot Shanks & Arctic Skua. Holme - Long-tailed Duck & Pom Skua. Ludham - 6 Cranes. Stoke Ferry - 15 Mealy Redpolls. Waxwings at Harleston, Norwich (30), Long Stratton, Scole (20), Stoke Ferry & Gorleston (40).

Tuesday 7 December 2010

Wells - Ross's Goose. Strumpshaw - Bean Goose, Northern Bullfinch, Hawfinch, 2 Hen Harriers, Water Pipit & 6 Bitterns. Holme - 10 Long-tailed Duck & 8 Scaup. Burnham Overy - Rough-leg Buzzard, Glaucous Gull, 2 Hen Harriers & Short-eared Owl. Lynford - Hawfinch. Waxwings at Blakeney, Cley (24), Norwich (20), Lyng (10), Strumpshaw & Holme (flyover).

Monday 6 December 2010

Horsey area - Ross's Goose. Holme - Long-tailed Duck & 30 Snow Buntings. Burnham Overy - Rough-leg Buzzard & Glaucous Gull. Titchwell - Hen Harrier. Waxwings at Norwich (40) & Holme (20).

Sunday 5 December 2010

Cley - presumed ARCTIC REDPOLL & Mealy redpoll flew over. Hardley Staithe (Loddon) - PENDULINE TIT flew over plus Lesser Spotted Woodpecker. Snettisham - Black Brant. Strumpshaw - 'Northern' Bullfinch. Lynford - 5 Hawfinches. Titchwell - 2 Lap Bunts. Dersingham - 8 Mealy Redpolls. Waxham & Hickling - Ross's Goose. Burnham Overy Marshes - Rough-leg Buzzard & Glaucous Gull. Taverham - 2 Mealy Redpolls. Stiffkey - 2 Long-tailed Ducks & Short-eared Owl. East Wretham Heath - 7 Mealy Redpolls. Waxwings in Diss, Stow Bardolph, Weybourne (30), Cley (50+), Brancaster Staithe & Burnham Overy Staithe.

Saturday 4 December 2010

Cley - 16 Whooper Swans flew over. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard, Purple Sand & 10 White-fronted Geese. Wissington Beet factory - 2 Water Pipits & Y-L Gull. Wells - 8 Mealy Redpolls. Salthouse - Glaucous Gull. Wiggenhall St. German - 3 Smew. Stiffkey - 2 Hen Harriers. Walcott - Grey Phalarope. Sculthorpe - 'Northern' Long-tailed Tit. Brancaster Staithe - Rough-leg Buzzard. Titchwell - 6 Mealy Redpoll, Lap Bunt, Water Pipit & Twite. Burnham Overy - 2 Rough-leg Bzzards & 16 Barnacle Geese. Buckenham - 3 Lap Bunts, 2 Water Pipits & 63 White Fronted Geese. Cantley - 106 Taiga Bean Geese, 5 Water Pipits & Jack Snipe. Strumpshaw - Mealy Redpoll, Water Pipit & Hen Harrier. Waxwings in Norwich (100), Trimingham, Wells, Holme, Diss

Friday 3 December 2010

Wells woods - HUMES LEAF WARBLER, ARCTIC REDPOLL & 23 Mealy Redpolls. Titchwell - Lap Bunt. Fakenham - Smew. Wiggenhall st. Germans - 2 Smew & 2 Scaup. Waxwings - Norwich (82) & Snettisham.

Thursday 2 December 2010

Wells woods - HUMES LEAF WARBLER, ARCTIC REDPOLL, 12 Mealy Redpolls & Rough-leg Buzzard over. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Wiggenhall st. Germans - 2 Smew & Scaup. Waxwings - Norwich (90+25), Thetford & Stalham.

Wednesday 1 December 2010

Yarmouth - 76 Long-tailed Ducks flew south. Blickling - Rough-leg Buzzard. Wells - 3 'Northern' Bullfinches & 2 Mealy Redpolls. Thornham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Waxwings in Norwich (32) & Tasburgh (15)