Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for February 2012

Wednesday 29 February 2012

Berney marshes - 4 GLOSSY IBIS & SEO. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 23 Tundra Bean Geese, Water Pipit, Scaup, 6 L-T Ducks, 2 Velvet Scoter, Smew, 2 RC Pochard & 16 White-fronts. Thornham - 2 SEO's. Barton Broad - 2 Scaup. Lynford - 6 Hawfinches. Holme - SEO. Holkham - ROSS'S GOOSE & Tundra Bean Goose with Pink-feet + 2 Black Brants. Downham mkt. - 5 Tundra Bean Geese.

Tuesday 28 February 2012

Halvergate marshes - 3 GLOSSY IBIS viewable from Burgh castle & weavers way. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL. Lynford - 26 Hawfinches. Holkham - 3 Rough-leg Buzzards & 4 Shorelarks. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike. Snettisham - c70 Snow Buntings. Chedgrave - Rough-leg Buzzard. Reedham - 5 Whooper & 8 Bewick's Swans. Strumpshaw - Smew. Burgh Castle - 5 Twite & 2 pale bellied brents.

Monday 27 February 2012

Berney marshes - 3 GLOSSY IBIS. Halvergate marshes - 2 GLOSSY IBIS & 3 SEO's. Thetford Nunnery lakes - Iceland Gull briefly. Burgh Castle - 5 Twite. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike. Cley - 22 Snow Buntings. Salthouse - 25 Snow Buntings. Snettisham - 72 Snow Buntings. Holkham - 4 Shorelarks & 5 Snow Buntings. Winterton - 8 Cranes. Wells - Rough-leg Buzzard. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 2 RC Pochards & 5 LT Ducks.

Sunday 26 February 2012

Halvergate marshes - 5 GLOSSY IBIS at dawn + ROSS'S GOOSE with pink-feet. Ludham - 3 GLOSSY IBIS over late on (presumably 3 of the same birds). Berney marshes - GREAT WHITE EGRET. Kelling - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL & Mealy Redpoll. Titchwell - COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL, RN Grebe, 5 Tundra Bean Geese & 2 Velvet Scoter. East Wretham - Great Grey Shrike. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike. Lynford - 8 Hawfinches. Salthouse - 50 Snow Buntings. Snettisham - 75 Snow Buntings. Ludham - 30 Whooper & 40 Bewick's Swans. Barton broad - 2 Scaup. Thornham - 2 SHort-eared Owls. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard, 4 Shorelarks, 2 Snow Buntings, 3 Slavonian Grebes, Velvet Scoter & 9 Crossbills.

Saturday 25 February 2012

Bawburgh - GREAT WHITE EGRET. Breydon - ROSS'S GOOSE with pink-feet. Lynford - 30+ Hawfinch. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard & 4 Shorelarks. Wells - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards. Titchwell - 2 Lapland Buntings, Black-throated Diver, 2 Slavonian Grebes, 5 Long-tailed Ducks, Scaup & Velvet Scoter. Hickling - 15 Cranes in to roost.

Friday 24 February 2012

Marlingford - GREAT WHITE EGRET. Blakeney - 2 Spoonbills. Breydon - 217 Bewick's Swans flew over. Burgh castle - 5 Twite. Totenhill - 2 Smew. Saddle bow - 4 Smew. Holkham - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards, 2 Shorelarks, 2 Lapland & 10 Snow Buntings and male Hen Harrier. Cley - Bittern.

Thursday 23 February 2012

Berney marshes - 5 GLOSSY IBIS & ROSS'S GOOSE. Stokesby - 2 GLOSSY IBIS over (2 of the berney birds). Norwich - GREAT WHITE EGRET flew over keswick mill. Titchwell - 3 Tundra Bean geese. Kelling - Mealy Redpoll. Wells - RN Grebe & Woodlark over. Holkham - 4 Shorelarks. Lynford - 19 Hawfinches.

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Caister - WHITE TAILED EAGLE early morning (also at Ingham). Kelling - COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL. Wells - RN Grebe. Cley - Iceland Gull flew past (also sheringham) & Spoonbill. Wood Dalling - Great Grey Shrike. Ranworth - 2 Smew. Downham Market - 5 Tundra Bean Geese. Saddle bow - 3 Smew. Lynford - 28+ Hawfinches. Salthouse - 60+ Snow Bunting.

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Caister - probable WHITE TAILED EAGLE. Halvergate - ROSS'S GOOSE. Titchwell - COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL & 4 L-T Ducks. Wells - RN Grebe. Cley - 2 Spoonbills & 2 Smew. Holkham - 4 Shorelarks & 30 Snow Buntings. Fakenahm - Great Grey Shrike. Egmere - Great Grey Shrike.

Monday 20 February 2012

Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 12 Lapland & 35 Snow Buntings. Cley - Spoonbill. Burnham Overy Dunes - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards. Marlingford - GREAT WHITE EGRET. Caister - 70 Snow Buntings. Horsey - Rough-leg Buzzard. Wells - Smew. Egmere - Great Grey Shrike. Kelling - COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL & 2 Mealy Redpolls. Whitlingham CP - 2 Smew. Titchwell - 2 Velvet Scoter & 2 L-T Ducks. Wolferton - 2 Golden Pheasants.

Sunday 19 February 2012

Lynford Arboretum - 2 TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS & 20 Common Crossbills. Colney - GREAT WHITE EGRET. Egmere - Great Grey Shrike. Kelling - COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL. Salthouse - 50 Snow Buntings. Marlingford/Bawburgh - GREAT WHITE EGRET (same bird as Colney above) Felbrigg - Whooper Swan. Winterton - Hen Harrier.

Saturday 18 February 2012

Colney - GREAT WHITE EGRET. Kelling - COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL. Burgh Castle - 5 Twite. Titchwell - COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL, 12 Lesser Redpoll, Mealy Redpoll, 2 Velvet Scoter, 3 Long-tailed Duck. Dersingham - Rough-legged Buzzard.

Friday 17 February 2012

Lynford Arboretum - 12 Hawfinches. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike. Buckenham Marshes - LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE. 50 Taiga Bean Geese. Blakeney - 2 Smew. Cley - 6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. Holkham - Rough-legged Buzzard. Holme - Long-tailed Duck. Wroxham Broad - 2 Scaup. Barton Broad - 2 Smew, 2 Scaup, Bittern. Breydon Water - 5 Twite. Brundall - GLOSSY IBIS. Kelling - 2 COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL.

Thursday 16 February 2012

Felbrigg - 2 Smew, 2 Mandarin. Titchwell - 2 Velvet Scoter. Buckenham Marshes - LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 50 Taiga Bean Geese. Great Yarmouth - Velvet Scoter. Burgh Castle - 5 Twite. Kelling - COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL, 3 Mealy Redpoll, BLACK BRANT, 800 Dark-bellied Brent Geese, 7 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. Salthouse - 100 Snow Buntings. Holkham - Rough-legged Buzzard, 30 Snow Buntings, 4 Shorelarks. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike. Whitlingham C. P. - Smew. Snettisham - 60 Snow Buntings. Barton Broad - 4 Smew, 3 Scaup, Bittern (+Otter). Sheringham - 2 Purple Sandpipers. Wells - 2 Smew. Lynford Arboretum - 15 Hawfinches. Ludham - 290 Bewick's Swans, 20 Whooper Swans. Blakeney - 20 Twite. Saddle Bow - 8 Smew. Cley - 2 Smew.

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Buckenham Marshes - LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 87 Taiga Bean Geese. Wells - Smew. Whitlingham C. P. - 2 Smew. Tottenhill - 3 Smew. Wiggenhall St. Germans - 15 Smew (4 Drakes). Kelling - COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL. Sheringham - 3 Purple Sandpipers. Felbrigg Hall - 2 Smew, 6 Mandarins. Wolferton - 2 Golden Pheasants. Thornham - 2 Short-eared Owls.

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Holkham - 2 Rough-legged Buzzards, Hen Harrier (male). Buckenham/Cantley - LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 55 Taiga Bean Geese. Kelling - COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL. Wroxham Broad - RING-NECKED DUCK, 2 Scaup. Thetford - Smew. Tottenhill - 4 Smew. Saddle Bow - 13 Smew. Barton Broad - 4 Smew, 2 Scaup, Bittern. Burgh Castle - 5 Twite. Horsey - 2 Common Cranes. Whitlingham C. P. - 2 Smew, Scaup. Wolferton - Golden Pheasant. Wells - Smew.

Monday 13 February 2012

Holkham - 2 Rough-legged Buzzards, Hen Harrier (male), 4 Shorelarks. Brancaster - 9 Long-tailed Ducks, Velvet Scoter. Salthouse - 60 Snow Buntings. Titchwell - COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL, 2 Mealy Redpoll, Red-necked Grebe, 2 Velvet Scoter, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, Scaup, Black-throated Diver. Wells - 4 Smew, Rough-legged Buzzard. Lynford Arboretum - 15 Hawfinches. Saddle Bow - 11 Smew, 11 Bewick's Swans. Ranworth Broad - Smew. Surlingham - NORTHERN BULLFINCH, Hen Harrier. Buckenham/Cantley - LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE. Sheringham - Purple Sandpiper. Great Yarmouth - Velvet Scoter, 3 Smew, 40 Mediterranean Gulls. Cley - 10 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. 800 Dark-bellied Brent Geese.

Sunday 12 February 2012

Wells - 5 Smew, 2 BLACK BRANTS. Holkham - 2 Rough-legged Buzzards, 4 Shorelarks. Rockland Broad - 2 Smew. Titchwell - COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL, 3 Mealy Redpoll. Wroxham Broad - 2 Scaup, 3 Smew. East Wretham Heath - TURTLE DOVE. Downham Market - 5 Tundra Bean Geese, 7 Smew. Sheringham - 3 Purple Sandpipers. Saddle Bow - 6 Smew, 2 Scaup. Buckenham Marshes - LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 65 Taiga Bean Geese. Burgh Castle - 3 Smew. Norwich - GREAT WHITE EGRET (UEA), 16 Waxwings. Gorleston - Black-necked Grebe. Salhouse - 4 Smew. East Dereham - Iceland Gull. Holme - ROSS'S GOOSE, 5000 Pink-footed Geese, Rough-legged Buzzard, Red-necked Grebe.

Saturday 11 February 2012

Breydon - 4 Smew. Cley - Jack Snipe, 20 Twite. Whitlingham - Smew, Dark-bellied Brent Goose. Strumpshaw Fen - Hen Harrier. Titchwell - 4 Smew, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, Iceland Gull, COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL, 4 Mealy Redpoll, 4 Bitterns, Hen Harrier, 2 Velvet Scoter, Mediterranean Gull. Burnham Overy - 3 Common Cranes. Cantley - LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 50 Taiga Bean Geese, 200 Eurasian White-fronted Geese. Norwich - TURTLE DOVE. Wells - BLACK BRANT, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. Salthouse - 50 Snow Buntings, Slavonian Grebe. Wroxham Broad - Ring-necked Duck. Saddle Bow - 14 Smew. Hillington - Rough-legged Buzzard. Ringstead - ROSS'S GOOSE, 5000 Pink-footed Geese. Rockland Broad - Bittern, 2 Smew. Snettisham - 50 Snow Buntings, Hen Harrier. Little Snoring - Rough-legged Buzzard. Holkham - Rough-legged Buzzard, 7 Shorelarks, 38 Snow Buntings, 14 Twite. Gorleston - Black Redstart.

Friday 10 February 2012

Hickling - 4 Common Cranes, 2 Hen Harriers, 2 Short-eared Owls. Great Yarmouth - Iceland Gull. Rockland Broad - 2 Smew. Holme - Smew, ROSS'S GOOSE. Sedgeford - 2 ROSS'S GEESE, 5770 Pink-footed Geese, 3 Tundra Bean Geese, 4 Barnacle Geese. Cantley - LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 70 Taige Bean Geese. Ringstead - ROSS'S GOOSE. Thornham - Rough-legged Buzzard, 3 Smew. Titchwell - Black-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Velvet Scoter, COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL., 2 Mealy Redpoll. Whitlingham C.P. - GREAT WHITE EGRET. Smew. Salthouse - 50 Snow Buntings, Slavonian Grebe. Weybourne - Black-necked Grebe. Holkham - 2 Rough-legged Buzzards. Kelling - Black-necked Grebe. Wells - 5 Smew. Snettisham - 2 Lapland Buntings, 32 Snow Buntings, 2 Smew, 2 Hen Harriers.

Thursday 9 February 2012

Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, Rough-legged Buzzard, 2 Firecrests, 4 Tundra Bean Geese. Whitlingham C.P. - Smew, Dark-bellied Brent Goose. Thornham - Rough-legged Buzzard. Titchwell - 2 Spoonbills, 2 Velvet Scoter, 6 Long-tailed Ducks. Wells - 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese, 3 Smew. Sheringham - KILLER WHALE (ORCA) Downham Market - 3 Smew. Great Walsingham - 35 Waxwings. Saddle Bow - 19 Smew. Hickling - Smew. Holme - 2 ROSS'S GEESE, 3000 Pink-footed Geese. Strumpshaw Fen - Hen Harrier. Cley - 3 Twite.

Wednesday 8 February 2012

Titchwell - COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL, 2 Spoonbill, 3 Smew, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Velvet Scoter, 4 Water Pipits. Wells - Rough-legged Buzzard, 2 Smew. Holme - Rough-legged Buzzard, Slavonian Grebe. Saddle Bow - 22 Smew. Cley - 16 Tundra Bean Geese, 2 Whooper Swans, 2 Smew, 2 Pale-bellied Brent geese, 45 Eurasian White-fronted Geese. Blakeney - Smew. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike. Thetford - 2 Smew. Rockland Broad - 2 Smew, Bittern. Thornham - Rough-legged Buzzard. Whitlingham C.P. - Smew, Red-breasted Merganser.

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Cley - 4 Twite, 4 Smew, Water Pipit. Holkham - 2 Rough-legged Buzzards, 7 Greenland White-fronted Geese, 300 Eurasion White-fronted Geese, 3 Smew. Titchwell - 2 Spoonbill, Water Pipit, 2 Smew, 4 Snow Bunting, COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, Velvet Scoter. Thornham - Rough-legged Buzzard. Saddle Bow - 7 Smew. Hardley Flood - 2 Bitterns. Wiggenhall St. Mary Magdalen - 8 Smew. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike, Smew. Holme - ROSS'S GOOSE, 1000 Pink-footed Geese. Cantley - LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 80 Taiga Bean Geese. Wells - 3 Smew. Breydon Water - Bittern.

Monday 6 February 2012

Breydon Water - Smew. Hickling - Common Crane. Lynford Arboretum - 3 Common Cranes over. Thornham - 2 Short-eared Owls. Holkham - Scaup, Rough-legged Buzzard. Wells - 5 Smew, Red-necked Grebe. Titchwell - Coues' Arctic Redpoll, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 2 Velvet Scoter. Cantley - LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 40 Taiga Bean Geese, 150 Eurasisn White-fronted Geese. Blakeney - 22 Twite. Wroxham Broad - RING-NECKED DUCK. Pentney - Long-tailed Duck, Smew, Mediterranean Gull.

Saturday 4 February 2012

Burnham Overy Staithe - Rough-legged Buzzard, Tundra Bean Goose, Pale-bellied Brent Goose. Halvergate - ROSS'S GOOSE. Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, Red-crested Pochard, 5 Greenland White-fronted Geese, BLACK BRANT, Rough-legged Buzzard. Burgh Castle - 15 Twite. Titchwell - Rough-legged Buzzard, COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL, Mealy Redpoll. Lynford Arboretum - 17 Hawfinches. Bale - Great Grey Shrike. Pentney G.P. - Long-tailed Duck, 4 Scaup, Smew. Great Yarmouth - Velvet Scoter. Buckenham Marshes - LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE with 50+ Taiga Bean Geese. Fakenham -Great Grey Shrike.

Friday 3 February 2012

Lynford Arboretum - 5 Hawfinches. Buckenham Marshes - LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 47 Taiga Bean Geese, 130 Eurasian White-fronted Geese. Cley - WESTERN SANDPIPER. Wroxham Broad - RING-NECKED DUCK. Holkham - Rough-legged Buzzard, 5 Greenland White-fronted Geese, 4 Shorelarks, 25 Snow Buntings. Burgh Castle - 5 Twite. Wells - 20+ Lapland Buntings. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike.

Thursday 2 February 2012

Holme - Slavonian Grebe, 32 Snow Buntings, Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owls. Strumpshaw Fen - Female Red-crested Pochard. Great Yarmouth - Velvet Scoter. Lynford Arboretum - 20 Hawfinches. Ormesby Broad - Great Northern Diver. Thornham - Rough-legged Buzzard, Short-eared Owl. Wroxham Broad - RING-NECKED DUCK. Titchwell - COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL, 28 Snow Buntings, Slavonian Grebe, Velvet Scoter. Whitlingham Country Park - KNOT. Holkham - 2 Rough-legged Buzzards, 5 Greenland White-fronted Geese. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike.

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Burnham Overy Staithe - Hen Harrier, 80 Lapland Buntings. Titchwell - COUES' ARCTIC REDPOLL, 2 White-fronted Geese, Mandarin, Velvet Scoter. Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 40 Snow Buntings, 2 Tundra Bean Geese, Greenland White-fronted Goose, Black-throated Diver. Buckenham Marshes - NO NEWS of Lesser White-fronted Goose. Halvergate - Ross's Goose, Green Sandpiper. Strumpshaw Fen - 2 Red-crested Pochards. Norwich - 20 Waxwings. Ormesby Broad -Great Northern Diver. Lynford Arboretum - 16 Hawfinches. Walsey Hills - BLACK BRANT with c900 Dark-bellied Brents, also 3 Pale-bellied Brent Geese. Burgh Castle - 15 Twite.

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