Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for December 2013

Tuesday 31 December 2013

Narborough - Great White Egret at Nar valley fisheries.

Edgefield2 PARROT CROSSBILLS still in clearing by Edgefield woods + Glaucous Gull still at the tip.

Yarmouth - Richard's Pipit on beach at north denes?

Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe still on pit by end of beach chalets.

Ludham - 16 Whooper & 81 Bewick's Swans at the airfield.

Hopton - 3 Velvet Scoter.

Buckenham - 30 White-fronted Geese.

Norwich - Red-necked grebe at Whitlingham country park.

Breydon - 3 Snow Buntings.

Thetford - Mealy Redpoll  + 2 Y-L Gulls at Nunnery lakes NR.

Monday 30 December 2013

Edgefield - Glaucous Gull still by the tip.

Titchwell - 3 Velvet Socter offshore.

Berney - Long-tailed Duck on river yare by pub.

Winterton - Pomarine Skua, 2 Bonxies & c100 Snow Buntings.

Warham Greens - 6 Hen Harriers in roost.

Holkham - 100 White-fronted Geese.

Sunday 29 December 2013

Hopton - GLOSSY IBIS flew south + 3 Velvet Scoter on sea.

Kelling - Richard's Pipit still at the quags, Lapland Bunting flew over + Little Auk reportedly flew past?

North Wooton - Rough-leg Buzzard & Great White Egret on the marshes.

Yarmouth - 2 Shorelarks at north denes.

Winterton - c200 Snow Buntings.

Caister - 32 Snow Buntings at second Avenue.

Stiffkey - male Hen Harrier late afternoon.

Cley - Black-throated Diver past + Black Brant & Pale-bellied Brent Goose.

Great Hockham - Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.

Snettisham - Little Stint at coastal park.

Saturday 28 December 2013

Norwich - 5 Waxwings flew south over Stafford street around midday.

Hickling - GREEN WINGED TEAL on rush hill scrape + Hen Harrier.

Edgefield8 PARROT CROSSBILLS still in clearing by Edgefield woods + Glaucous Gull still at the tip.

Kelling - Richard's Pipit still at the quags, Lapland Bunting flew over + Little Auk reportedly flew past?

Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe still on pit by end of beach chalets.

Haddiscoe island2 Rough-leg Buzzards still + 23 Crossbills at waveney forest.

Ludham - 27 Whooper & 58 Bewick's Swans at the airfield.

Holme - 50 Snow Buntings at Gore point.

Friday 27 December 2013

Hickling - GREEN WINGED TEAL on rush hill scrape.

Edgefield - 8 PARROT CROSSBILLS still in clearing by Edgefield woods + Glaucous Gull still at the tip.

Kelling - Richard's Pipit still at the quags.

Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe still on pit by end of beach chalets.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards still.

Ludham - 23 Whooper & 58 Bewick's Swans at the airfield.

Gorleston - 5 Velvet Scoter.

Thursday 26 December 2013

Kelling - Richard's Pipit at the quags this morning.

Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe still on pit by end of beach chalets.

Edgefield - Glaucous Gull at the tip.

Buckenham - 28 Taiga Bean Geese.

Cley - Puffin, 3 Velvet Scoter, 2 probable Black-throated Divers & Water Pipit.

Blakeney - 2 Hen Harriers over salt marsh this afternoon.

Wednesday 25 December 2013

Wymondham - Great White Egret at Kimberley hall & Long-eared Owl along old railway bank.

Kelling - Richard's Pipit at the hard this morning.

Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe still on pit by end of beach chalets.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards still.

Lynford - Hawfinch at the arboretum.

Burnham Overy - Black Brant on marshes & Great Northern Diver in the channel.

Buckenham- 24 Taiga Bean Geese.

Winterton - 75 Snow Buntings.

Wednesday 25 December 2013

Wymondham - Great White Egret at Kimberley hall & Long-eared Owl along old railway bank.

Kelling - Richard's Pipit at the hard this morning.

Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe still on pit by end of beach chalets.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards still.

Lynford - Hawfinch at the arboretum.

Burnham Overy - Black Brant on marshes & Great Northern Diver in the channel.

Buckenham- 24 Taiga Bean Geese.

Winterton - 75 Snow Buntings.

Tuesday 24 December 2013

Hickling - GREEN WINGED TEAL on rush hill scrape.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards + Hen Harrier.

Cley - Black Brant & Pale bellied Brent Goose.

Hapisburgh - Black Redstart.

Buckenham/Cantley - 3 Taiga Bean Geese.

Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe.

Billockby - 2 Common Cranes.

Monday 23 December 2013

Holt lowes - 8 PARROT CROSSBILLS still in clearing by Edgefield woods.

Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe still on pit by chalets.

Edgefield - Glaucous Gull at tip again this am.

Cley/Salthouse - Black Brant.

Holme - Red-necked Grebe.

Titchwell - Red-necked Grebe & Storm Petrel reported?

Sunday 22 December 2013

Hickling - GREEN WINGED TEAL on rush hill scrape + Hen Harrier between potter heightam church & broad.

Edgefield - Glaucous Gull still at the tip.

Holt lowes - 11 PARROT CROSSBILLS still in clearing by Edgefield woods.

Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe still on pit by chalets + Water Pipit.

Caister - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still by beach car park + 69 Snow Buntings.

Reedham marshes - Rough-leg Buzzard + Water Pipit & Ruddy Shelduck.

Wymondham - Great White Egret at Kimberley bridge.

Buckenham - 30 Taiga Bean Geese.

Hickling - 9 Common Cranes, 4 Hen Harriers & 50 Marsh Harriers.

Morston - Hen Harrier.

Cley - Long-tailed Duck on sea.

Saturday 21 December 2013

Holt - 8+ PARROT CROSSBILLS still around Lowes & Country Park.

Caister - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still by beach car park.

Edgefield - Glaucous Gull at tip still.

Friday 20 December 2013

Kelling - Richard's Pipit at the hard this morning.

Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe still on pit by end of beach chalets.

Haddiscoe island - Rough-leg Buzzard still.

Edgefield - Glaucous Gull & Caspian Gull at the tip.

Holme - Black-throated Diver & Short-eared Owl.

Thursday 19 December 2013

Ongar hill - Great White Egret.

Edgefield - 9 PARROT CROSSBILLS still in clearing by edgefiled woods west of B1149.

Hickling - GREEN WINGED TEAL on rush hill scrape.

Kelling - Richard's Pipit at the hard this morning.

Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe still on pit by end of beach chalets.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards still + Hen Harrier.

Buckenham - 11 Taiga Bean Geese.

Wednesday 18 December 2013

Caister - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still by beach car park.

Edgefield - Glaucous Gull at tip again this am.

Titchwell - Black Brant.

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Narboroguh - Great White Egret at Nar valley fisheries.

Hickling - GREEN WINGED TEAL on rush hill scrape.

Kelling - Richard's Pipit at the hard this morning.

Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe still on pit by end of beach chalets.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards still.

Ludham - 48 Bewick's & 23 Whooper Swans by airfiled.

Buckenham - 28 Taiga Bean Geese + 34 White-fronted Geese.

Titchwell - Great Northern Diver.

Monday 16 December 2013

Edgefield - 9 PARROT CROSSBILLS still in clearing by edgefiled woods west of B1149.

West somerton - 5 Common Cranes.

Catfield - 30 Bewick's Swans still on airfield.

South creake - 'Greeenland' White-fronted Goose with c10,000 Pink feet.

Sunday 15 December 2013

Kelling - Richard's Pipit still at the quags this morning.

Edgefield - 10 PARROT CROSSBILLS still in clearing by edgefiled woods west of B1149.

Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe at south end of lagoon by chalets mid afternoon.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards.

Cley - Black Brant.

Saturday 14 December 2013

Hickling - GREEN WINGED TEAL on rush hill scrape.

Kelling - Richard's Pipit at the hard this morning.

Holt lowes - 13 PARROT CROSSBILLS still in clearing by heath house woods.

Lynford - TWO BARRED CROSSBILL or hybrid reportedly still at arboretum this morning.

Caister - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still by beach car park.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards + Hen Harrier.

Titchwell - Black-throated & Great Northern Divers, Red-necked & Slav Grebes, 9 Long-tailed Ducks, Hen Harrier & 2 Velvet Socter.

Catfield - 40 Brewick's Swans by airfiled.

Cley - Hen Harrier & 6 Waxwings flew over.

Yarmouth - 2 Shorelarks still north of Britannia pier.

Hopton - Great Northern Diver + 9 Velvet Scoter.

Cantley - 30 Taiga Bean Geese.

Holme - Slavonian Grebe.

Friday 13 December 2013

Titchwell - Yellow-browed warbler, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, 2 Red-necked Grebes, 4 Spotshanks, 6 Long-tailed Ducks & 2 Velvet Socter.

Lynford - TWO BARRED CROSSBILL or hybrid still at arboretum.

Caister - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still by beach car park.

Edgefield - Glaucous Gull at tip again this am.

Gorleston - 10 Velvet Scoter.

Winterton - c100 Snow Buntings.

Yarmouth - 2 Shorelarks on beach by britannia pier.

Thursday 12 December 2013

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards.

Lynford - TWO BARRED CROSSBILL.

Caister - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still by beach car park.

Yarmouth - 2 Shorelarks still just north of pier.

Royon - 3 Hen harriers in roost.

Titchwell - 3 Long-tailed Ducks.

Cantley - 76 Taiga Bean Geese.

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Titchwell - Yellow-browed warbler, Black-throated & Great Northern Divers & 2 Velvet Socter.

Salthouse - Richard's Pipit & 2 Little Auks flew east past this afternoon.

Holt lowes - 1+ PARROT CROSSBILLS still with 30+ Common Crossbills.

Caister - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still by beach car park.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards.

Edgefield - Glaucous Gull at tip again this am.

Cley - Black Brant, Little Auk, 2 Bewick's Swans & 3 Water Pipits.

Berney marshes - SEO.

Gorleston - Velvet Scoter.

Waxham - 22 Snow Buntings.

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Bircham newton - Great White Egret flew over.

Edgefield - Glaucous Gull + Yellow-legged Gull in field by tip.

Caister - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still by beach car park.

Winterton - 42 Snow Buntings.

Holme - Long-tailed Duck, Black-throated Diver, SEO & Hen Harrier.

Monday 9 December 2013

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards.

Edgefield - Glaucous Gull at tip again this am.

Holme - SEO & Hen Harrier.

Gorleston - 9 Velvet Scoter.

Sunday 8 December 2013

Hickling - GREEN WINGED TEAL on rush hill scrape.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards.

Lynford - TWO BARRED CROSSBILL + 4 Hawfinches.

Holt - c11 PARROT CROSSBILLS still at country park + 26 Common Crossbills.

Caister - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still by beach car park.

Happisburgh - Whinchat.

Anmer - Tundra Bean Goose with pink-feet + pale bellied Brent.

Gorleston/Hopton - 12 Velvet Scoter.

Yarmouth - 3 Shorelarks & 2 Snow Buntings at NOrth denes, 2 Firecrests in cemetery & Snow Bunting & 2 Spotshanks at breydon.

Eccles - 79 Snow Buntings.

Brancaster - 30 Snow Buntings.

Buckenham - 29 Taiga Bean Geese.

Saturday 7 December 2013

Cantley - CATTLE EGRET flew south over at 10am.

Hickling - Iceland Gull c3pm on Broad.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards.

Lynford - TWO BARRED CROSSBILL, 2 Hawfinches, 10 Crossbills & Firecrest.

Holt - 9 PARROT CROSSBILLS still at country park + 12 Common Crossbills.

Caister - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still by beach car park.

Holme - 3 Waxwings flew south over gore point.

Gorleston - 9 Velvet Scoter.

Winterton - 77 Snow Buntings.

Buckenham - 26 Taiga Bean Geese, 22 White fronts & Hen Harrier.

Horsey - 4 Common Cranes near the mere.

Roydon - 2 Hen Harrier.

Friday 6 December 2013

Ten mile bank - Great White Egret + male Hen Harrier.

Winterton - Iceland Gull + velvet scoter.

Lynford - TWO BARRED CROSSBILL, Hawfinch, 25 Crossbills & Firecrest.

Holt7 PARROT CROSSBILLS still at country park + Firecrest.

Caister - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still by beach car park + 60 Snow Buntings.

Runham - 3 Twite.

Roughton - 6 Twite.

Thursday 5 December 2013

Strumpshaw fen - GLOSSY IBIS flew SE over early morning.

Yarmouth - 2 Shorelarks north of Britannia pier.

Winterton - c60 Snow Buntings, Great Northern Diver & 2 Velvet Scoter.

Gorleston - 7 Velvet Scoter.

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Winterton - 2 SURF SCOTERS flew north at 12.35pm.

Holt - 12 PARROT CROSSBILLS still at country park.

Edgefield - Glaucous Gull near tip again.

Caister - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still by beach car park.

Yarmouth - 3 Shorelarks north of Britannia pier.

Titchwell - 40 Snow buntings, Waxwing, 3 L-t Ducks & Velvet Scoter.

Gorleston - 2 Velvet Scoter.

Horsey - 2 Hen Harriers.

Cantley - 25 Taiga Bean Geese & 100+ White-front.

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Holt - 21+ PARROT CROSSBILLS still at country park.

Horsey - Iceland Gull flew north past gap this morning.

Lynford - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL still at arboretum.

Caister - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still by beach car park.

Surlingham - 2 Waxwings.

Cley - Black Brant, Water Pipit & 35 Snow Buntings.

Titchwell - 40 Snow buntings, Water Pipit & 2 Spotshanks.

Winterton - 45 Snow Buntings.

Gorleston - 9 Velvet Scoter.

Holme - L-T Duck.

Strumpshaw fen - Mealy Redpoll.

Monday 2 December 2013

Holt - 23 PARROT CROSSBILLS still at country park.

Brundall - unconfirmed report of CATTLE EGRET this morning.

Caister - ROSE COLOURED STARLING still by beach car park.

Lynford - 9 Hawfinches at arboretum.

Holkham - 4 Velvet Scoter & 9 Snow Buntings.

Docking - Tundra Bean Goose with c5000 Pink feet.

Stanoe - Greenland White-fronted goose + 5 Barnacle geese with c11,000 Pink-feet.

Burnham overy marsh - Greenland White-fronted goose with pink-feet.

Winterton - 60 Snow Buntings.

Holme - 35 Snow Buntings, SEO, Hen Harrier, L-T Duck, Velvet Socter, G-N Diver & B-T Diver.

Walcott - 8 Snow Buntings.

Roydon - 5 hen Harriers.

Wolferton - Golden Pheasant.

Thetford - 2 Mealy Redpolls.

Sunday 1 December 2013

Hickling - GREEN WINGED TEAL on rush hill scrape with c1000 Teal.

Holt - 12 PARROT CROSSBILLS still at country park.

Cley - juv Glaucous Gull & Scaup.

Titchwell - G-N Diver, B-T Diver & 12 Snow Buntings.

Lynford - 9 Hawfinches at arboretum.

Gorleston - Velvet Scoter.

Yarmouth - 3 Shorelarks.

Bunrham Overy - Black Brant on marsh & SEO in dunes.

Winterton - 110 Snow Buntings.

Sea Palling - 30 Snow Buntings.

Cantley - 49 Taiga Bean Geese.

Buckenham - 101 White-fronted Geese.

Thetford - 2 Mealy Redpolls.

Narborough - Snow Bunting flew over Nar valley fisheries.

North wooton - Pale bellied Brent & 2 White-fronted Geese.