Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for December 2012

Monday 31 December 2012

Cley - Richardson's Canada Goose of unknown origin.

Holkham - 2 Eurasian White-fronted Geese
Haddiscoe - GREAT WHITE EGRET
Burnham Norton - 13 Waxwings
Burnham Deepdale - 21 Waxwings 

Sunday 30 December 2012

Burgh St. Peter - Bittern

Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe
Waxham - 9 Velvet Scoter
Cantley - 62 Taiga Bean Geese
Hickling - GREAT WHITE EGRET
Chedgrave - GREAT WHITE EGRET
Horsey - 4 Common Cranes
Thetford - 5 Waxwings
Titchwell - Red-crested Pochard

Saturday 29 December 2012

Chedgrave - GREAT WHITE EGRET

Holkham - Black Brant

Salthouse - Richardson's Canada Goose of unknown origin.

Titchwell - Water Pipit, Red-crested Pochard, 3 Spotted Redshanks, YELLOW-LEGGED GULL.

Lynford Arboretum - BITTERN.

Strumpshaw - Hen Harrier, Water Pipit & 2 Waxwings.

Waveney Forest - Rough-legged Buzzard.

Norwich (Highways Nursery) - 8 Waxwings.

Friday 28 December 2012

Breydon - 3 Short-eared Owls, 167 Mediterranean Gulls.

Chedgrave - Rough-legged Buzzard.

Horsey - 8 Common Cranes.

Thetford - 40 Waxwings.

Bawburgh - AMERICAN WIGEON.

Holkham - Black Brant.

Kelling - Richardson's Canada Goose of unknown origin.

Titchwell - Water Pipit, Waxwing.

 

Thursday 27 December 2012

Haddiscoe island - GREAT WHITE EGRET.

Kelling - Richardson's Canada Goose of unknown origin with canada & Brent Geese (later at Salthouse).

Cley/Salthouse - Black Brant with dark Bellied Brent Geese.

Holkham - Black Brant at north end of Lady Anne's drive.

Hardley flood - Smew (red head).

Waxham - 9 Velvet Scoter.

Buckenham - 60 Taiga Bean Geese, 3 SEO's & Hen Harrier.

Breydon - 7 Snow Buntings.

Salthouse - 20 Snow Buntings.

Halvergate marshes - 4 SEO's.

King's Lynn - SEO.

Waxwings - Thetford(38), Brundall(7), Burnham Overy staithe(5), Strumpshaw(4), Buckenham(7) & Northrepps.

Wednesday 26 December 2012

Stiffkey fen - 3 Northern Bullfinches briefly then flew west + Spotshank.

Kelling - Richardson's Canada Goose of unknown origin with 50 canada Geese.

Caister - 40 Snow Buntings at end of second avenue.

Titchwell - Long-tailed Duck.

Breydon - 7 Snow Buntings, Twite & 2 Spotshanks.

Kelling heath - Hen Harrier.

Salthouse - Black Brant.

Waxwings - Bowthorpe(21), Thetford(36), Strumpshaw(4) & East Carleton(2).

Wednesday 26 December 2012

Bawburgh - AMERICAN WIGEON.

Kelling - Richardson's Canada Goose of unknown origin with 50 canada Geese.

Monday 24 December 2012

Bawburgh - AMERICAN WIGEON.

Bowthrope - 40 Waxwings.

Thorpe st Andrew - 25 Waxwings.

Titchwell - 2 Hen harriers.

Holme - Waxwing.

Sunday 23 December 2012

Haddiscoe island - GREAT WHITE EGRET & Rough-leg Buzzard.

King's Lynn - Glaucous Gull in docks.

Bawburgh - AMERICAN WIGEON.

Waxham - Dartford Warbler & 6 Velvet Scoter.

Kelling - Richardson's Canada Goose of unknown origin with canada & Brent Geese (later at Salthouse).

Cley - Black Brant with c900 dark Bellied Brent Geese + Pale Bellied Brent.

Salthouse - Hen Harrier.

Caister - 50 Snow Buntings at end of second avenue.

Cantley - 2 Water Pipits.

Gorleston - 12 Snow Buntings.

Titchwell - Red-necked Grebe, Spotshank & RC Pochard.

Stiffkey - 2 Hen Harriers.

Holme - Snow Bunting.

Buckenham - 2 SEO's south of river.

Waxwings - Attleborough, Holt, Newton Flotman(11), Norwich - Bawburgh lane(40), Bowthorpe(60) & Boundary rd.(3) and Thetford(4).

Saturday 22 December 2012

Kelling - Richardson's Canada Goose of unknown origin with canada & Brent Geese.

Cley - Ross's Goose of unknown origin with c800 Pink-feet.

Bowthorpe - 33 Waxwings.

Acle - 7 Waxwings.

Walpole highway - Shag flew over.

Friday 21 December 2012

Kelling - Richardson's Canada Goose of unknown origin with canada & Brent Geese.

Cley - Ross's Goose, 6 Barnacle & 250 Pink-feet.

Holme - 60+ Snow Buntings on beach.

Thetford - 4 Waxwings.

Norwich - 15 Waxwings.

Titchwell - Red-necked Grebe, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, Yellow-legged Gull, 5 Spotshanks & RC Pochard.

Chedgrave Marshes - 2 SEO's

Burnham Overy Marshes - 6 White-fronted Geese + 40 Snow Buntings on the beach.

Lynford - 2 Hawfinches.

Horsey - 8 Cranes.

Waxham - 5 Velvet Scoter.

Thursday 20 December 2012

Cley - 2 Bitterns.

Welney - Smew (redhead).

Gorleston - 5 Snow Buntings.

Titchwell - Water Pipit.

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Cley - Purple Sandpiper.

Titchwell - 4 Spotted Redshanks and 30 Twite? reported.

Holme - 60 Snow Buntings & SEO.

Breydon water - Twite, Hen Harrier & 2 Spotshanks.

Cantley - 6 Water Pipits.

Sheringham - Velvet Scoter.

Waxwings - Colkirk(4), Sculthorpe(7), Long stratton(12) & Norwich Ivy road(14).

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Chedgrave marshes - Rough-leg Buzzard, male Hen Harrier, Bittern & 3 SEO's.

Titchwell - 2 LT Ducks, Scaup & 6 Spotshanks + 26 Marsh & 4 Hen Harriers in roost.

Buckenham - 43 Taiga Bean Geese, 65 White-fronted Geese, Water Pipit & 3 SEO's.

Cantley - 30 Taiga Bean Geese.

Strumpshaw - 3 Bitterns & Little Gull flew over.

Sea Palling - Purple Sandpiper & 2 Pale Bellied Brent Geese.

Martham - 6 Cranes.

Waxwings - Long Stratton(14), Harleston(17) & Swaffham(4).

Monday 17 December 2012

Haddsicoe Island - Rough-leg Buzzard & 3 SEO's.

Titchwell - 25 White-fronted Geese flew in off sea, 8 LT Ducks, RN Grebe, Slav Grebe, RC Pochard & 6 Spotshanks.

Flitcham - 4 Tundra Bean Geese & 2 Barnacles with Pink-feet.

Lynford - Hawfinch.

Holme NOA - Bittern.

Buckenham - 59 Taiga Bean Geese, 60 White-fronted Geese, male Hen Harrier & SEO.

Strumpshaw - 3 Bitterns.

Babingley - SEO.

Waxwings - Long Stratton(2), Titchwell(4), Cley(3), Yarmouth, Holme(5) & Norwich Lakenfields(20).

Sunday 16 December 2012

Bawburgh - AMERICAN WIGEON still between marlingford & Bawburgh by river yare.

Haddsicoe Island - Rough-leg Buzzard, Hen Harrier & 7 SEO's.

Blakeney point - Shorelark & Red-necked Grebe.

Buckenham - 36 Taiga Bean Geese.

Welney - 7 Cranes.

Heacham - 5 Waxwings.

Winterton - Black-throated Diver.

Acle - 4 Waxwings.

Saturday 15 December 2012

Buckenham  - 40 Taiga Bean Geese & 3 Cranes flew over.

Haddsicoe Island - Rough-leg Buzzard.

Strumpshaw - Water Pipit.

Welney - 7 Cranes.

Whittlingham lane CP - Common Scoter.

Norwich - Slavonian Grebe on thorpe broad.

Lynford - 4 Hawfinches.

Titchwell - Hen Harrier, Slavonian Grebe,  4 Long-tailed Ducks & 2 Spotshanks.

Holme - Black-throated Diver.

Warham Greens - 7 Hen Harriers in roost.

Waxwings - Titchwell(20 over), Old Catton(3), Stiffkey(5), Norwich Hall road(2), Holme(2) & Heacham(2).

Friday 14 December 2012

Marlingford/Bawburgh - AMERICAN WIGEON still present.

Titchwell - 5 Waxwings, 5 Spotshanks, Hen Harrier, Yellow-legged Gull, Bewick's Swan & Jack Snipe.

Thorpe st. Andrew - 9 Waxwings.

Welney - Common Crane, Waxwing & unconfirmed report of Ferruginous duck.

Thursday 13 December 2012

Narborough - probable BLACK BELLIED DIPPER at Nar millhouse.

Whittlingham lane CP - RING NECKED DUCK & Common Scoter.

Choseley - Hen Harrier.

Colney gravel pits - Bittern.

Cley - Water Pipit, Slavonian Grebe & Scaup.

Wroxham braod - Scaup.

Titchwell - 2 Long-tailed Ducks & 2 Spotshanks.

Burnham over dunes - 19 Snow Buntings.

Holme - 20 Snow Buntings.

Waxwings - Strumpshaw (40+ flew over), Surlingham(2), Holme(2), Long water(1), Norwich Hall road(10) & Cley(7).

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Bawburgh - AMERICAN WIGEON.

Titchwell - 14 Bewicks' Swans flew over, 27 Snow Buntings, Hen Harrier, RC Pochard & Glaucous or Iceland Gull on beach.

Cley - 7 Whooper Swans & Scaup.

Breydon - 5 Bewick's Swans over.

Rockland Broad - 8 Bewick's Swans & 2 Short-eared Owls.

Hickling - 4 Cranes, male Hen Harrier, 3 Merlins & SEO in roost.

Strumpshaw - Water Pipit.

Sea Palling - Velvet Scoter.

Waxwings - Hemsby, Welney(4), Long water, Titchwell (11), Breydon(4), Weybourne, Thorpe St Andrews & Wimbotsham(6).

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Cley - Richardson's Canada Goose (later on Blakeney freshes). + Little Auk on sea west of coastguards.

Whittlingham CP - Common Scoter.

Titchwell - Snow Bunting.

Waxwings - in Norwich at:- Lakeside 400 offices(15), Longwater retail park(20) and Hall rd/sandy lane junction(3) + Wiveton(2), Swannington(11), Thorpe-next-haddiscoe(6) & Welney(4).

Monday 10 December 2012

Terrington st. John - WHITE-TAILED EAGLE adult.

Whittlingham lane CP - RING NECKED DUCK & Common Scoter.

Titchwell - 3 Hen harriers in roost, 4 Spotshanks & RC Pochard.

Waxwings - Norwich Longwater retail park(27), Norwich airport(12), Wymondham(12) & Titchwell(15).

Sunday 9 December 2012

Eccles/Lessingham - FRANKLIN'S GULL on sea in morning, but no further sign.

Whittlingham lane CP - RING NECKED DUCK & Common Scoter.

Bawburgh - AMERICAN WIGEON.

Winterton - Little Auk past.

Hemsby - Velvet Scoter.

Ingoldisthorpe - 16 Bewick's Swans flew over.

Surlingham - Firecrest.

Hopton - Snow Bunting.

Holme - 3 Twite & Little Gull.

Old Catton - 30 Bewick's Swans flew over.

Roydon - 2 Hen harriers in roost (1 male).

Titchwell - 5 Little Gulls & Velvet Scoter.

Salthouse - 25 Snow Buntings.

Waxwings - Sheringham(8), Long water(27), Surlingham(9), Holme(12), Titchwell & Hillington(10).

Saturday 8 December 2012

Sheringham - Glaucous Gull adult flew past (also past Weybourne).

Cley - Sooty Shearwater past, 70 Snow Buntings & Purple Sandpiper.

Weybourne - Lapland Bunting.

Wroxham broad - Scaup.

Waxham - 10 Velvet Scoter offshore.

Swaffham - 30 Bewick's Swans flew over.

Buckenham - 31 Taiga Bean Geese.

Warham Greens - 8 Hen harriers in roost all ringtails.

Roydon - 3 Hen harriers in roost (2 males).

Titchwell - 2 Little Gulls, 3 Hen Harriers & 2 Spotshanks.

Salthouse - 25 Snow Buntings.

Waxwings - Long water(35), Holme(6), Glandford(2), Cley(11), Hemsby & Fakenham(14).

Friday 7 December 2012

Longwater business park(Norwich) - 34 Waxwings.

Surlingham - 3 Waxwings.

Cley - 14 Snow Buntings.

Thursday 6 December 2012

Berney Marshes - ROSS'S GOOSE early am, then Haddiscoe island.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Waxham - 6 Cranes.

Cley - Velvet Scoter.

Buckenham - 65 Taiga Bean Geese & Water Pipit.

Titchwell - 12 Snow Buntings & 11 Velvet Scoter.

Holme - Snow Bunting.

Bewick's Swans - flew over Strumpshaw(120), Norwich(60) & King's lynn(11)

Waxwings - Surlingham(2), Terrington Marsh(6), Norwich(2), Snettisham(18), Overstrand(4) & Swaffham(20).

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Langham - Rough-legged Buzzard flew over.

Cley - Richardson's Canada Goose still + Black-throated Diver & Pomarine Skua past on the sea.

Caister - 3 Great Northern Divers flew past.

East Runton - Swallow.

Buckenham - 50 Taiga Bean Geese.

Titchwell - 3 Spotshanks.

Waxwings - Potter Heigham(15), Taverham(3), Thorpe st andrew(3), Longwater(30), Overstrand & Titchwell(2).

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Cley - Richardson's Canada Goose of unknown origin with canada, grey-lag Brent and Pink-footed Geese.

Buckenham - 40 Taiga Bean Geese.

Titchwell - 4 Spotshanks & 2 Hen Harriers.

Warham Greens - 5 Hen Harriers.

Hopton - Pomarine Skua past.

Holme - 2 Long-tailed Ducks.

Waxwings - Taverham(30), Little Plumstead, Holme, Thornage(10), Norwich(30), Rockland broad(35) & Titchwell(3).

Monday 3 December 2012

Cley - Richardson's Canada Goose of unknown origin with canada, grey-lag Brent and Pink-footed Geese.

Buckenham - 53 Taiga Bean Geese.

Titchwell - LT Duck, SEO & RC Pochard.

Salthouse - 2 Jack Snipes.

Roydon - 3 Hen Harriers.

Holkham - 7 Lapland Buntings & a Snow Bunting.

Holme - 3 LT Ducks, 3 Velvet Scoter & 12 Snow Buntings.

Lynford - Hawfinch.

Waxwings - Taverham(45), Snettisham(28), Kelling(7), Titchwell(2), Cromer(3), Stalham(4) & Longwater(32) in range car park.

Sunday 2 December 2012

Weybourne - SURF SCOTER again.

Cley - Richardson's Canada Goose of unknown origin with canada, grey-lag and Pink-footed Geese + Hen Harrier.

Ranworth - probable Ferruginous duck plus hybrid fudge duck.

Buckenham - 35 Taiga Bean Geese.

Morston - Shorelark c200yds west of info centre.

Roydon - 3 Hen Harriers & Swallow.

Holme - 2 LT Ducks.

Overstrand - Velvet Scoter.

Sea Palling - 3 Velvet Scoter & Purple Sandpiper.

Haddiscoe island - 4 SEO's.

North Wooton - Hen Harrier.

Snow Buntings - Holkham(8), Caister(41), Hemsby(6), Winterton(37), Horsey(8) & Holme(4).

Waxwings - Hunstaton(7), Walpole highway(15), Sheringham, Thetford(38), Letheringsett(3), Fakenham(4), Holme(18), Ranworth(18), Castle acre, Titchwell(12), Taverham(46), Thorpe st. andrew(15), Holme(18), North Wooton(3), Marham(7), Smallburgh(5) & Acle(6).

Saturday 1 December 2012

Holme - Little Auk flew past + 2 Velvet Scoter.

Titchwell - Water Pipit, SEO, 6 Slavonian Grebes & 3 Shag.

Waxwings - Blakeney(2), Holkham(12), Salthouse, Stiffkey(6), Titchwell, Hethersett(4), Thorpe-next-haddiscoe(8) & Cley(2).

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