Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for December 2011

Saturday 31 December 2011

Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike intergrade Homeyeri/excubitor. Buckenham - LESSER WHITE FRONTED GOOSE, 82 Taiga Bean Geese & Water Pipit. Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 2 Mealy Redpolls & Yellow-legged Gull. Ranworth - RING-NECKED DUCK. Tottenhill - Bean Goose. Wolferton triangle - 2 Golden Pheasants. Warham Greens - Black Brant. Winterton - 6 Snow Buntings. Costessey - 15 Waxwings. Wells - Common Crane. Welney - 4 White-fronted Geese. Caister - 52 Snow Buntings.

Friday 30 December 2011

Fakenham - probable HOMEYERI Great Grey Shrike. Buckenham - LESSER WHITE FRONTED GOOSE with Taiga Bean Geese. Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL. Ranworth - RING-NECKED DUCK. Cockshoot broad - FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Breydon - Spoonbill. Holkham - 4 Shorelarks & Common Crane briefly. Holme - 2 Short-eared Owls. Wells quay - Red Necked Grebe & 2 Black Brants on saltmarsh.

Thursday 29 December 2011

Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike probably of form Homeyeri. Buckenham - LESSER WHITE FRONTED GOOSE with c25 Taiga Bean Geese. Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER, Tundra Bean Goose, 2 Water Pipits, Bonxie, 30 Snow Buntings & 3 Waxwings over. Ranworth - RING NECKED DUCK. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL. Wells Quay - Red-necked Grebe. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard, 4 Shorelarks & 70 Snow Buntings.

Wednesday 28 December 2011

Buckenham - LESSER WHITE FRONTED GOOSE with 70+ Taiga Bean Geese late pm only. Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER, 10 Tundra Bean Geese & 30 Snow Buntings . Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL & 2 Mealy Redpolls. Ranworth - RING-NECKED DUCK. Wells Quay - Red-necked Grebe. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike. Rollesby broad - Great Northern Diver. Holkham - 4 Shorelarks & 95 Snow Buntings.

Tuesday 27 December 2011

Buckenham - LESSER WHITE FRONTED GOOSE with 86 Taiga Bean Geese. Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER, Spoonbill, 2 Water Pipits, Whooper Swan & Yellow-legged Gull. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, Slavonian Grebe & 2 Scaup. Ranworth - RING-NECKED DUCK. Cockshoot broad - FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike. Yarmouth - Shore Lark & 18 Snow Buntings on north beach. Rollesby broad - Great Northern Diver. Snettisham - 5 Lapland & 13 Snow Buntings. Blakeney - 2 Whooper Swans. Breydon - Bewick's Swan.

Monday 26 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, Mealy Redpoll, Lapland Bunting, 3 L-T Ducks, 2 Scaup & 2 Slav Grebes. Sedgeford - ROSS'S GOOSE & 5 Tundra Bean Geese with Pink-feet. Ranworth - RING-NECKED DUCK. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard, 180 White-fronted Geese & 39 Barnacles. Hopton - Great Skua past.

Sunday 25 December 2011

HAPPY CHRISTMAS to everyone. Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER & 17 Tundra Bean Geese over. Ranworth - RING NECKED DUCK. Rollesby Broad - Great Northern Diver. Weybourne - 7 Lapland Buntings. Norwich - 11 Waxwings. Holkham - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards. pentney GP's - Long tailed Duck.

Saturday 24 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER & Caspian Gull. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL. Ranworth - RING-NECKED DUCK & FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Scolt head - Rough-leg Buzzard. Holkham - 5 'Greenland' White fronted Geese. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike. Rollesby Broad - Great Northern Diver. Yarmouth - 55 Snow Buntings on beach.

Friday 23 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER & Water Pipit. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL. Snettisham - Black Brant. Yarmouth cemetery - Firecrest. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike.

Thursday 22 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER & Tundra Bean Goose. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, Mealy Redpoll, 2 Water Pipits & 20 Snow Buntings. Ranworth - RING-NECKED DUCK & FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Boughton fen - Great Grey Shrike trapped & ringed. later seen at Beachamwell. Burnham Overy dunes - 3 Cranes over. Breydon - 8 Bewick's Swans. Weybourne - 27 Tundra Bean Geese. Holkham- 70 Snow Buntings on beach & Rough-leg Buzzard at west end of pines. Colney GP's - 15 Waxwings over.

Wednesday 21 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER. Titchwell - Spoonbill, 2 Water Pipits & Yellow-legged Gull. Ranworth - RING-NECKED DUCK & FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Gorleston - 8 Waxwings. Norwich - RC Pochard. Wiveton - 2 Waxwings. Breydon - 17 Bewick's Swans. Langham - 2 Waxwings. Warham Greens - Black Brant. Ludham - 63 Whooper Swans.

Tuesday 20 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL & Caspian Gull. Buckenham - 19 Taiga Bean Geese, 423 White-fronted Geese & 2 Short-eared owls. Breydon - Spoonbill. Burgh Castle - 10 Tundra Bean Geese. Norwich - 9 Waxwings & RC Pochard. West Somerton - Short-eared owl. Holme - Lapland Bunting, 2 Snow Buntings, 4 Short-eared owls, Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebes, Great Northern Diver & 23 Little Gulls.

Monday 19 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER, Ross's Gose & 3 Tundra Bean Geese. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, Caspian Gull, Yellow-legged Gull & 9 White-fronted Geese. Ranworth - RING-NECKED DUCK & FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Buckenham - 62 Taiga Bean Geese, 19 Tundra Bean Geese & 600+ White-fronted Geese. Breydon - Spoonbill & Snow Bunting. Weybourne - Ross's Goose. Caister - 20 Snow Buntings. Norwich - 9 Waxwings. Winterton - Rough-leg Buzzard.

Sunday 18 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER, Smew flew past & 22 Snow Buntings. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, Caspian Gull & Yellow-legged Gull. Ranworth - RING-NECKED DUCK & FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Breydon - Spoonbill. Sea Palling - 2 Ross's Geese. Warham Greens - 2 Waxwings. Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 80 Snow Buntings & 2 Firecrests. Ormesby Broad- Great Northern Diver. Caister - 30 Snow Buntings. Hempton - Waxwing. Cantley - Water Pipit. Wells - Rough-leg Buzzard. Buckenham - 16 Taiga Bean Geese. Holme - Slavonian Grebe, Short-eared Owl & 4 Snow Buntings.

Saturday 17 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER & 5 Waxwings. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 2 Mealy Redpoll & Caspian Gull. Ranworth - FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Norwich - Red Crested Pochard. Breydon - Spoonbill. Ormesby Broad- Great Northern Diver & 3 Bitterns. Wiveton - 4 Waxwings. Norwich - 26 Waxwings. Haddiscoe - Rough-leg Buzzard & 2 Waxwings. Caister - 60 Snow Buntings. Acle straight - 2 Ross's Geese & 20 Barnacles with Pink-feet. Heacham - 60 Snow Buntings. Lynford - 6 Hawfinches. Walcott - 3 Little Auks & 3 Velvet Socter. Horsey - Little Auk & 6 Velvet Scoter. Holme - 3 Long-tailed Ducks.

Friday 16 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER, 2 Little Auks past & 30 Snow Buntings. Titchwell - Caspian Gull & Yellow-legged Gull. Horsey - Rough-leg Buzzard. Sheringham - 2 Little Auks, 6 Great Northern Diver & 3 Shags past.

Thursday 15 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike. Drayton - 15 Waxwings. Titchwell - Caspian Gull.

Wednesday 14 December 2011

Ranworth - RING NECKED DUCK. Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER & Green-winged Teal. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL briefly, Mealy Redpoll, Caspian Gull, Scaup, Slavonian Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Water Pipits & 22 Snow Buntings. Bunrham Norton - 2 Swallows! Burnham Overy dunes - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards. Salthouse - Woodlark over.

Tuesday 13 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER, Green Winged Teal, 15 Tundra Bean Geese & Whooper Swan. Norwich - 24 Waxwings. Wolferton - Golden Pheasant.

Monday 12 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER, 20 Tundra Bean Geese, Water Pipit & 30 Snow Buntings. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 3+ Mealy Redpolls, Caspian Gull & 14 Snow Buntings. Burnham market - Great Grey Shrike. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Snettisham - 40 Snow Buntings & 50 White-fronted Geese. Gorleston - Jack Snipe. Acle - 2 ROSS'S GEESE with c5000 Pink-feet & 3 Barnacles. Ormesby broad - Great Northern Diver. Old Hunstanton - 7 Snow Buntings.

Sunday 11 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER, 2 Little Auks, Red-necked Grebe, Long-tailed Duck & Shag. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 3+ Mealy Redpolls, 2 Slav Grebes & Purple Sandpiper. Burnham market - Great Grey Shrike. Norwich - 20 Waxwings. Happisburgh - 15 Snow Buntings & 18 Twite. Santon Warren - Great Grey Shrike. Berney Marshes - 2 ROSS'S GEESE & 29 Tundra Bean Geese. Caister - 110 Snow Buntings.

Saturday 10 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER, Green-winged Teal, Tundra Bean Goose, Water Pipit, Little Auk, Bonxie & 30 Snow Buntings. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL & 3+ Mealy Redpolls. Burnham market - probable Black Kite flew over & Great Grey Shrike. Norwich - 10 Waxwings. Haddiscoe - Rough-leg Buzzard & 2 Water Pipits. Walcott - 17 Tundra Bean Geese. Sidestrand - Woodlark. Summerfield - Rough-leg Buzzard. Lynford - Hawfinch, Crossbill & Firecrest. Heigham Holmes - Rough-leg Buzzard & Short-eared Owl. Holme - 10 Shorelarks. Thornham - 4 Short-eared Owls.

Friday 9 December 2011

Titchwell - confirmation of COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL with 1+ Mealy & Lesser Redpolls, 6 Snow Buntings & Spoonbill. Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER, Green-winged Teal, Short-eared Owl & Water Pipit on reserve and 57 Little Auks, 3 Slavonian Grebes & 5 Little Gulls past in morning. Bradwell - Great Grey Shrike. Brancaster - 4 Tundra Bean Geese. Stanhoe - Greenland White-fronted Goose

Thursday 8 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER, Green-winged Teal & 5 White-fronted Geese over. Titchwell - probable COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, Yellow-browed Warbler & 2+ Mealy Redpoll. Norwich - 20 Waxwings.

Wednesday 7 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER, Glaucous Gull & Green-winged Teal. Titchwell - probable COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, Yellow Browed Warbler, Mealy Redpoll & 2 Spoonbills. Burnham Norton - Great Grey Shrike. West Somerton - 5 Cranes & 3 Bewick's Swans. Hopton - 2 Bonxies. Buckenham - 35 Taiga Bean Geese. Sea Palling - 2 Purple Sandpipers. Norwich - 12 Waxwings.

Tuesday 6 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER still, Glaucous Gull, Green-winged Teal, 2 Little Auks, Red-necked Grebe, 4 Whooper Swans & 60 Snow Buntings. Titchwell - probable COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, Yellow Browed Warbler, Mealy Redpoll & 11 Whooper Swans. Docking - ROSS'S GOOSE. Wells - 2 Rough leg Buzzards. Norwich - 26 Waxwings.

Monday 5 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER still, Green-winged Teal, 2 Pale Bellied Brent, 2 Little Auks, Grey Phalarope, Great Northern Diver, Slavonian Grebe, 20 Little Gulls, & 40+ Snow Buntings. Titchwell - 2 Mealy Redpolls & Spoonbill. Burnham Market - ROSS'S GOOSE. Wells - Rough leg Buzzard. Norwich - 26 Waxwings. Holkham - 100 White-fronted Geese & 7 Barnacles. Burnham Overy dunes - Rough leg Buzzard & 12 Lapland Buntings. Roydon - 4 Hen Harriers in roost.

Sunday 4 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER still, Green-winged Teal, Pale Bellied Brent, Little Auk, Pom Skua, Bonxie & 2 Velvet Scoter. Norwich - 25 Waxwings. Walcott - 2 Tundra Bean Geese. Waxham - Little Auk, Bonxie & Arctic Skua. Holkham - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards. Strumpshaw - Red-necked Grebe. Titchwell - Spoonbill. Holme - Short-eared Owl. Ludham - 2 Cranes, 34 Tundra Bean Geese, 3 Waxwings & SEO. Hickling - 12 Cranes.

Saturday 3 December 2011

Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER still, Green-winged Teal, Water Pipit & Pale Bellied Brent on the reserve and Little Auk, RN Grebe & Bonxie on the sea. Burnham Overy marsh - Rough-leg Buzzard, 80+ White-fronted Geese, Pale Bellied Brent & 2-3 Lapland Buntings. Norwich - 30 Waxwings. Whittlingham CP (Norwich) - 3 Yellow legged Gulls. Haddiscoe - 32 White-fronts & 2 SEO's. Blakeney - Shag & Sandwich Tern off the point. Thornham marsh - 2 Spoonbills. Titchwell - Mealy redpoll. Welney - 6 Cranes.

Friday 2 December 2011

Cley - ***MEGA*** ist winter WESTERN SANDPIPER still, Green-winged Teal, Pale Bellied Brent & 10 Little Auks past. Titchwell - Yellow Browed Warbler & 3 Mealy Redpolls. Kelling - 3 Little Auks, Great Northern Diver & Shag. Burnham Deepdale - Rough leg Buzzard. Brancaster - 20 White-fronts & 2 Snow Buntings. Buckenham/Cantley - 290 White-fronted Geese & Hen Harrier. Burnham Overy dunes - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards & 2 Lapland Buntings. Blakeney fresh marsh - 150 White-fronted Geese.

Thursday 1 December 2011

Cley - ***MEGA*** ist winter WESTERN SANDPIPER still & Green-winged Teal. Berney Marshes - 2 Ross's or Snow Geese. Burnham Overy dunes - Rough-legged Buzzard & Lapland bunting. Salthouse - 22 Snow Buntings. Wells - Swallow! Haddiscoe island - 9 White-fronted Geese. Thorpe marshes - 2 Short-eared Owls. Titchwell - Yellow Browed Warbler, 3 Snow Buntings, Smew & 2 Spoonbills. Holme - 9 Lapland Buntings.

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