Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for February 2013

Thursday 28 February 2013

Breydon Water - Green-winged Teal.

Wymondham - 50 Whooper Swans.

Titchwell - 2 White-fronted Geese, 4 Common Cranes, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Spotted Redshanks, Velvet Scoter, 7 Snow Buntings.

Wolferton - 2 Golden Pheasants.

North Walsham - 4 Common Cranes.

Cley-next-the-sea - Long-tailed Duck, Purple Sandpiper.

Sea Palling - 45 Bewick's Swans.

Flitcham/Great Bircham - WHITE-TAILED EAGLE.

 

Wednesday 27 February 2013

Great Bircham - WHITE-TAILED EAGLE

King's Lynn - Rough-legged Buzzard

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER

Breydon Water - 103 Bewick's Swans, 2 Spotted Redshanks, Hen Harrier

Titchwell - 12 Twite, Long-tailed Duck, 3 Velvet Scoter, Red-necked Grebe

Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park - Bittern

Haddiscoe Island - Rough-legged Buzzard

Tuesday 26 February 2013

Anmer - WHITE TAILED EAGLE late morning in flight just west of village.

Haddiscoe island2 Rough-leg Buzzard, SEO & 12 Bewick's Swans.

Titchwell - 2 Spoonbills, Long-tailed Duck, 5 Spotshanks, Hen Harrier & 2 Twite.

Cley - Long-tailed Duck still on river Glaven.

Filby Broad - 2 Bitterns.

Monday 25 February 2013

Great Bircham area - WHITE TAILED EAGLE still though mobile.

Haddiscoe island - 3 Rough-legged Buzzards.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER still near three nuns bridges + Waxwing by Tescos.

Wolferton - Golden Pheasant.

Wymondham - Firecrest opposite abbey hall.

Swaffham - 10 Waxwings.

Sunday 24 February 2013

Anmer/Great Bircham area - WHITE TAILED EAGLE still + Rough-leg Buzzard and Hen Harrier.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER still.

Wolferton - 2 Golden Pheasants.

Hassingham - male Hen Harrier.

Norwich - 3 Waxwings on St. Williams way, thorpe-st-andrew.

Holkham - 43 snow Buntings, Long-tailed Duck & 20 White-fronted Geese.

Roydon - 3 Hen Harriers in roost.

Titchwell - Long-tailed Duck still on freshmarsh.

Lynford - Hawfinch.

Cley - Purple Sandpiper.

Saturday 23 February 2013

Shernborne/Anmer area - WHITE TAILED EAGLE late afternoon.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Haddiscoe island - 1+ Rough-leg Buzzard.

Burnham Overy marsh - Black Brant & 2 pale Bellied Brents with c600 dark bellied Brents.

Titchwell - L T Duck.

Norwich - 30 Waxwings on St. Williams way, thorpe-st-andrew.

Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard reported over Holkham hall? 2 Velvet Scoter, LT Duck & 35 snow Buntings.

Lynford - Hawfinch.

Cley - 2 Lapland Buntings.

Winterton - SEO in north dunes.

Friday 22 February 2013

Anmer area - WHITE TAILED EAGLE.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards & 2 SEO's.

Titchwell - 2 Spoonbills.

Roydon - Hen Harrier & SEO.

Wolferton - 2 Golden Pheasants.

Sharrington - Hen Harrier.

Norwich - 50 Waxwings on St. Williams way, thorpe-st-andrew.

Yarmouth - 14 Waxwings near library.

Hickling - 2 Hen Harriers in roost including 1 male.

Claxton marshes - 4 SEO's still late morning + Hen Harrier.

Reedham marshes - 80+ Bewick's Swans

Ludham - 60+ Bewick & 10 Whooper Swans.

Thursday 21 February 2013

Houghton/Bircham - WHITE TAILED EAGLE mid morning & late afternoon.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Haddiscoe island - Rough-leg Buzzard.

Lynford Arboretum - Great White Egret at Lynford water.

Wells - Black Brant reported ?

Salthouse - 12 Snow Buntings.

Wolferton - 2 Golden Pheasants.

Stiffkey - 3 Hen Harriers over salt marsh.

Norwich - 40 Waxwings on St. Williams way, thorpe-st-andrew.

Titchwell - Long-tailed Duck.

Wednesday 20 February 2013

Dersingham/Houghton - WHITE TAILED EAGLE again this morning.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards.

Attleborough - 10 Waxwings.

Salthouse - 25 Snow Buntings & Hen Harrier.

Tottenhill - Smew.

Wolferton - Golden Pheasant.

Tuesday 19 February 2013

Houghton/Bircham - WHITE TAILED EAGLE again this afternoon.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Haddiscoe islandRough-leg Buzzard & SEO.

Norwich - Great White Egret along river Yare just west of city & 9 Waxwings on Thorpe rd.

Yarmouth - 30 Waxwings in library car park & 12 in Asda car park.

Salthouse - 41 Snow Buntings.

Cley - Long-tailed Duck in glaven channel, Purple Sand & Spotshank on reserve.

Wolferton - 2 Golden Pheasants.

Morston - Hen Harrier.

Roydon - 4 SEO's.

Holme - 6 Snow Buntings.

Titchwell - Long-tailed Duck.

Monday 18 February 2013

Anmer/Bircham heath - WHITE TAILED EAGLE + hen Harrier.

Hickling - Great White Egret from stubb mill 4.30pm.

Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard & 2 Spoonbills.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzard, SEO, Bittern & 35 Waxwings over waveney forest.

Norwich - Great White Egret along river Yare just west of city, 12 Waxwings corner of Earlham & Christchurch rd & 9 Waxwings corner of avenues & college rd.

Yarmouth - 31 Waxwings in library car park.

Salthouse - 30 Snow Buntings.

Cley - Long-tailed Duck in glaven channel, 20 Snow Buntings & Purple Sandpiper.

Titchwell - 7 Long-tailed Ducks.

Wolferton - 2 Golden Pheasants.

Welney - 2 Cranes.

Roydon - 4 Hen Harriers in roost.

Sunday 17 February 2013

North Wooton - Rough-leg Buzzard.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzard & SEO.

Norwich - Great White Egret along river Yare just west of city.

Salthouse - c20 Snow Buntings.

Cley - Purple Sandpiper.

Wymondham - Waxwing.

Holkham - 2 Spoonbills & 100+ White-fronted Geese.

Titchwell - Long-tailed Duck, 3 Spotshanks & RC Pochard.

Tottenhill - 3 Smew.

Winterton - SEO.

Warham Greens - male Hen Harrier.

Saturday 16 February 2013

Hunstanton - late news of WHITE TAILED EAGLE in off the sea late afternoon & headed south.

Cockshoot broad - FERRUGINOUS DUCK adult female again.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Haddiscoe island - Rough-leg Buzzard, SEO, Hen Harrier & 37 Waxwings flew over waveney forest.

Burnham Overy marshes - Rough-legged Buzzard.

Norwich - Great White Egret along river Yare just west of city.

Salthouse - Shorelark & 29 Snow Buntings.

Cley - Purple Sandpiper.

Buckenham - 6+ Taiga Bean Geese & 3 SEO's on Claxton marshes.

Wymondham - Waxwing.

Burnham Norton - Spoonbill flew south over late on.

Wolferton - 2 Golden Pheasants.

Holme - 34 Snow Buntings.

South Walsham - 5 Waxwings.

Titchwell - Long-tailed Duck.

Lynford - 2 Hawfinches & Firecrest.

Barton broad - 2 Scaup.

Roydon - 3 Hen Harriers.

Friday 15 February 2013

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Haddiscoe islandRough-leg Buzzard.

Burnham Overy marshes - Rough-legged Buzzard.

East Dereham - Great White Egret in dyke at Neatherd moor.

Salthouse - 25 Snow Buntings & reported Shore lark ?

Buckenham - Hen Harrier & SEO.

Wymondham - Waxwing.

Holkham - Black Brant, Spoonbill, Pale bellied Brent & 200+ White-fronted Geese.

Wells - pale bellied Brent & Hen Harrier.

Hockwold washes - 14 Bewick's Swans.

Wolferton - 2 Golden Pheasants.

Holme - 40 Snow Buntings.

Morston - Spotshank.

Titchwell - Slavonain Grebe.

Thursday 14 February 2013

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER & 30 Waxwings.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards, Ruddy Shelduck, 20+ White-fronted Geese & c2000 Pink-feet.

Burnham Overy marshes - Rough-legged Buzzard.

Norwich - Great White Egret along river yare just west of city.

Catfield - c250 Bewick's Swan & c10 Whooper Swan.

Buckenham - 15+ Taiga Bean Geese & 2 SEO's.

Wymondham - Waxwing.

Cley - Purple Sandpiper and 5 Pale bellied Brents with c1750 dark Bellied Brent Geese.

Hellesdon - 40 Waxwings.

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER & 35 Waxwings.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards & SEO.

Burnham Overy marshes - 2 Rough-legged Buzzards?

Norwich - Great White Egret along river yare just west of city & Shag on river in city centre early morning then found dead!

Sea Palling - 4 Purple Sandpipers.

Catfield - c200 Bewick's Swan & 4+ Whooper Swan.

Hickling - Hen Harrier & Merlin in to roost.

Buckenham - 28 Taiga Bean Geese & 2 SEO's.

Felthorpe - 6 Waxwings.

Wymondham - Waxwing.

Breydon - Smew, SEO, Jack Snipe & Spotted Redshank.

Sculthorpe - Hen Harrier.

Stiffkey - 2 Hen Harriers over saltmarsh (1 male).

Titchwell - Long-tailed Duck & 12 Twite.

Downham mkt. - 6 Waxwings.

Salthouse - 21 Snow Buntings.

Tuesday 12 February 2013

Breydon - GREEN WINGED TEAL again.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards, 2 SEO's, Water Pipit, 4 Bewick's Swans & Ruddy Shelduck.

Burnham Overy marshes - Rough-legged Buzzard.

Norwich - Great White Egret along river yare just west of city, 21 Waxwings on Gloucester street & Shag on river in city centre.

Holkham - Black Brant.

Salhouse broad - Scaup.

Catfield - 272 Whooper & 5 Bewick's Swans.

Hickling - 4 Cranes (earlier at Horsey) & SEO.

Wolferton - 2 Golden Pheasants.

Buckenham - 30 Taiga Bean Geese.

Wymondham - Waxwing.

Attleborough - 30 Waxwings.

Yarmouth - 7 Waxwings in library car park.

Monday 11 February 2013

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Burnham Overy marshes - Rough-legged Buzzard.

Norwich - Great White Egret along river yare just west of city & Shag on river in city centre.

Cley - Black Brant & 3 pale Bellied Brents with c1000 Dark Bellied brent Geese + Purple Sandpiper,

Wiggenhall st. mary magdalen - Slavonian Grebe, 5 Goosander & Merg.

Downham mkt. - 12 Waxwings.

Horsey - 4 Cranes.

Tottenhill GP's - 4 Smew.

Salthouse - 25 Snow buntings.

Wolferton - 2 Golden Pheasants.

Buckenham - Great Skua flew NE late afternoon.

Sunday 10 February 2013

Breydon - GREEN-WINGED TEAL morning only.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER & 20 Waxwings.

Cockshoot broad - fem FERRUGINOUS DUCK still.

Haddiscoe island - 1+ Rough-leg Buzzard.

Burnham Overy marshes - Rough-legged Buzzard.

Norwich - Great White Egret along river yare just west of city, Hawfinch flew over swanton road & 2 Waxwings at end of Trinity st.

Wymondham - Waxwing.

Holkham -10+ White-fronted Geese.

Sea palling/Hickling - 4 Cranes & 5 Pale Bellied Brent Geese.

Ludham - 225 Bewick's Swan.

Salhouse broad - Scaup.

Tottenhill GP's - 4 Smew.

Blakeney - Hen Harrier.

Titchwell - 3 Spotshanks, RC Pochard, Long-tailed Duck & Hen Harrier.

Stiffkey marshes - 3 Hen Harriers in roost.

Salthouse - 2 Snow buntings.

Saturday 9 February 2013

North Wootton - RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE with 300 Pink-footed Geese.

Breydon - GREEN-WINGED TEAL with c3000 Eurasian Teal, ad Caspian Gull and 88 White-fronted Geese flew NW over mid afternoon.

Ludham - 200+ Bewick's Swan & c20 Whooper swan.

Burnham Overy marshes - Rough-legged Buzzard.

Cantley - 30 Taiga Bean Geese & 30+ Eurasian White-fronted Geese.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Norwich - Great White Egret along river yare just west of city, 30 Waxwings on churchill road & Mealy Repdoll at Whittlingham CP.

Salthouse - 13 Snow Buntings.

Caister - 40 Snow Buntings.

Wolferton - Golden Pheasant.

Lynford - 2 Hawfinches & Firecrest.

Friday 8 February 2013

Cockshoot Broad - female FERRUGINOUS DUCK.

Holme - 2 Shorelarks, 20 Twite, 54 Snow Buntings & Slavonian Grebe on broadwater.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER

Salthouse - 4 Snow Buntings.

Wolferton - 2 Golden Pheasants.

Cley - Pomarine Skua off coastguards.

Cantley - 31 Taiga Bean Geese.

Long stratton - Shag.

Tottenhill - 2 Smew.

Thursday 7 February 2013

Titchwell - 3 Spotted Redshanks, 4 Twite, Long-tailed Duck.

Burnham Overy Staithe - Rough-legged Buzzard, 2 Pale-bellied Brent Geese.

Cantley - 30 Taiga Bean Geese, 60 Eurasian White-fronted Geese, Water Pipit.

North Wootton - RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE with 300 Pink-footed Geese.

Hickling - GREEN-WINGED TEAL with c.800 Eurasian Teal, Bittern, Willow Tit, Short-eared Owl.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Norwich - Great White Egret, 15 Waxwings.

Sculthorpe Moor - 100 Bramblings, Bittern.

Salthouse - 4 Snow Buntings.

Wednesday 6 February 2013

Titchwell - 15 Twite, Spotted Redshank, Long-tailed Duck.

Norwich - Great White Egret.

Lynford Arboretum - 2 Hawfinches.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Tottenhill G. P.'s - 4 Smew.

Cley-next-the-Sea - Purple Sandpiper.

Salthouse - 2 Snow Buntings.

Waxwings - Norwich (6), Thorpe St. Andrew (22), Thetford (33), Gorleston (7),

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Waveney Forest - 2 Rough-legged Buzzards, Short-eared Owl.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER

Caister-on-Sea - 46 Snow Buntings.

Holkham - Rough-legged Buzzard, Red Kite, Hen Harrier.

Hopton-on-Sea - Snow Bunting

Costessey - Bittern

Tottenhill G. P's. - Smew

Cley-next-the-Sea - Purple Sandpiper, 2 Shorelarks.

Waxwings - Norwich (27), Gorleston (21), Thorpe St. Andrew (1+)

Monday 4 February 2013

Titchwell - Snow Bunting, Red-crested Pochard, Water Pipit, 7 Spotted Redshanks, Scaup (male), Long-tailed Duck, 23 Twite.

Salthouse - 4 Snow Buntings.

Waveney Forest - 2 Rough-legged Buzzards.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER.

Great Yarmouth - 55 Mediterranean Gulls.

Waxwings - Thorpe St. Andrew (10) Gorleston - (3)

Sunday 3 February 2013

Hempstead - Rough-leg Buzzard over (also over Hickling) & 26 Bewick's Swans.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards & 2 SEO's.

Burnham overy marshes - Rough-leg Buzzard, 6 Bewick's swans & 36 Snow Buntings on beach.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Barton broad - 2 Scaup & Smew.

Caister - 46 Snow Buntings.

Catfield - c400 Bewcick's & 20 Whooper swans.

Salthouse - 4 Snow Buntings.

Cley - 2 Purple Sandpipers.

Buckenham - 28 Taiga Bean Geese.

Holkham - c50 White-fronted Geese.

Lynford - Hawfinch.

Roydon - 6 Hen Harriers (1 male).

Warham Greens - 4 Hen Harriers (1 male).

Wiggenhall St. mary magdalen - Slav Grebe on relief channel.

Wiggenhall St. German -2 Shag.

Waxwings - Brundall(3), Gorleston(4), Thopre St. Andrew(16) & Norwich(25).

Saturday 2 February 2013

Cromer - Sooty Shearwater past in morning.

Haddiscoe island - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards & 2 SEO's.

Burnham overy marshes - Rough-leg Buzzard.

Marlingford - Great White Egret.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Norwich - Caspian Gull at UEA, 6 Cranes flew over Costessey, 6 Waxwings over UEA & 4 Waxwings at St. Johns Close.

Catfield - 400 Bewcick's & 20 Whooper swans.

Salthouse - 4 Snow Buntings & Black Brant.

Hardley flood - Hen Harrier (male).

Cley - 2 Purple Sandpipers.

Waxham - 5 Pale Bellied Brents & Waxwing

Buckenham - 28 Taiga Bean Geese, 40 White-fronted Geese, 5 SEO's & Water Pipit.

Holkham - c50 White-fronted Geese & Bittern.

Lynford - 3 Hawfinches & 6 Cranes over.

Stoke Ferry - 2 Smew.

Tottenhill - Smew.

Friday 1 February 2013

Haddiscoe island - 1-2 Rough-leg Buzzards, 2 SEO's, Ruddy Shelduck + 3 Bewick's Swans.

Burnham overy marshes - Rough-leg Buzzard early morning + Lapland Bunting flew over.

Marlingford - Great White Egret.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER.

Gorleston - 67 Waxwings + 5 Bewick's swans over.

Buckenham - 25 Taiga Bean Geese.

Holkham - c100 White-fronted Geese.

Titchwell - Long-tailed Duck, 4 Twite & 3 Spotshanks.

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