Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for March 2019

Sunday 31 March 2019

Great Walsingham - White-tailed Eagle reported
Cley Marshes NWT - Black Guillemot flew east, Glaucous Gull, Great Northern Diver flew west, 11 White-fronted Geese
Welney WWT - Cattle Egret, 10 Tundra Bean Geese, Scaup
Mundesley - Sooty Shearwater, Blue Fulmar
Potter Heigham Marshes - 2 Garganey, Water Pipit
Weeting Heath - Rough-legged Buzzard
Holkham - 8 Shorelarks
Titchwell RSPB - Water Pipit

Saturday 30 March 2019

Potter Heigham Marshes - Reed Warbler, 2 Garganey, Common Crane, Great White Egret, White-fronted Goose
Whitlingham - Common Tern, 2 Garganey
Hickling Broad NWT - Common Tern, Great White Egret
Barton Broad - 3 Little Gulls, 2 Scaup
Holme Dunes NWT - Black Redstart, Hen Harrier
Winterton - Black Redstart
Weeting Heath - Rough-legged Buzzard
Cley Marshes NWT - Bittern booming
Holkham - 11 Shorelarks, 2 Spoonbills
Lynford - 15 Hawfinches
Burgh Castle - Short-eared Owl, 2 Spotted Redshanks
West Runton - Short-eared Owl

Friday 29 March 2019

Welney - Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 1+ Tundra Bean Geese, Scaup
Weeting - Rough-legged Buzzard
Surlingham Church Marsh - 2 Garganey, Great White Egret
Norwich - 2 Garganey at Whitlingham CP
Holkham - 2 Shorelarks
Cley - Bittern, Little Ringed Plover
TitchwellLong-tailed Duck
Blakeney Point - Black Redstart, Short-eared Owl
Winterton - Black Redstart
Beeston Common - Mealy Redpoll
Burnham Norton - 3 Great White Egrets
Claxton Marshes - Great White Egret
Hickling Broad - Great White Egret
Horsey - Great White Egret, Hooded Crow
Sidestrand - Hooded Crow flew E
Stiffkey - Ruddy Shelduck

Friday 29 March 2019

Welney WWT - Cattle Egret1+ Tundra Bean Goose, Scaup, Spoonbill, Great White Egret
Stiffkey - Ruddy Shelduck of unknown origin
Mundesley - 2 Hooded Crows flew SE
Sidestrand - Hooded Crow flew east
Horsey - Hooded Crow, Great White Egret
Weeting Heath - Rough-legged Buzzard
Blakeney Point - Black Redstart, Short-eared Owl, Crossbill in village
Winterton - Black Redstart
Cley Marshes NWT - Little Ringed Plover, Bittern booming
Cantley Marshes RSPB - Sedge Warbler
Surlingham Marshes RSPB - 2 Garganey, Great White Egret
Whitlingham CP - 2 Garganey
Holkham - 2 Shorelarks
Titchwell RSPB - Long-tailed Duck
Burnham Overy Staithe - Spoonbill
Beeston Common - Mealy Redpoll
Burnham Norton - 3 Great White Egrets, 4+ Spoonbills
Claxton Marshes - Great White Egret
Hickling Broad NWT - Great White Egret

Thursday 28 March 2019

Kelling Heath - White-tailed Eagle reported, then flew east
Welney - Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, Scaup
Weeting - Rough-legged Buzzard
Potter Heigham - 2 Garganey, Great White Egret, 9 Common Cranes
Norwich - 2 Garganey at Whitlingham CP, Garganey at Conley GPs 
Choseley - Hobby reported
Holkham - 5 Shorelarks
Burnham OveryRed-necked Grebe on sea
Cley - 5 White-fronted Geese, 7 Velvet Scoter
Claxton Marshes - 2 Short-eared Owls
SnettishamShort-eared Owl
HolmeShort-eared Owl
Rockland Broad - Great White Egret

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Cley - Serin flew over, 5 White-fronted Geese, 7 Velvet Scoter
Welney - Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, 1+ Tundra Bean Geese
Potter Heigham - Cattle Egret, 4 Great White Egret, 2 Common Cranes
Weeting - Rough-legged Buzzard
Bintree Mill - Garganey
Holkham - 5 Shorelarks
Briston - Black Redstart
Blofield - Black Redstart
Titchwell - Red-necked Grebe, 5 Slavonian Grebes, Great Northern Diver, Long-tailed Duck, 3 Velvet Scoters
Claxton Marshes - Great White Egret, Short-eared Owl
Lynford - 2 Ravens over, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker

Tuesday 26 March 2019

Welney - 2 Cattle Egrets, 2 Great White Egret, 1+ Tundra Bean Geese
CantleyCattle Egret
Weeting - Rough-legged Buzzard
Bintree Mill - Garganey
Salthouse - Lesser Whitethroat possibly of an eastern form
Winterton - Black Redstart
Titchwell - Water Pipit, 2 Great Northern Divers
Cley - 11 White-fronted Geese, 3 Velvet Scoter
Potter Heigham - Great White Egret, 16 White-fronted Geese, 3 Common Cranes
Claxton Marshes - Great White Egret, Short-eared Owl
Burnham Norton - Great White Egret

Monday 25 March 2019

Great Yarmouth - Cattle Egret on Acle Straight
Weeting - Rough-legged Buzzard
Blakeney - Lapland Bunting
Welney - 11 Tundra Bean Geese
Cley - Velvet Scoter, Great Northern Diver flew W
Titchwell - Water Pipit, Jack Snipe, Slavonian Grebe
Salthouse - Lesser Whitethroat possibly of an eastern form
WintertonBlack Redstart
Sheringham - 2 Purple Sandpipers

Sunday 24 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 1+ Mealy Redpolls
Weeting - Rough-legged Buzzard
Happisburgh - Iceland Gull, Black Redstart, Short-eared Owl
Welney - 10 Tundra Bean Geese, Scaup, Great White Egret
Holkham - 5 Shorelarks, Great White Egret, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, Short-eared Owl
Cley - 11 White-fronted Geese, Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck
Burnham Norton - 2 Water Pipits, Great White Egret
Titchwell - Water Pipit, Black-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 3 Slavonian Grebes, 3 Great Northern Divers, 2 Long-tailed Ducks
HolmeRed-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 4 Long-tailed Ducks
Burnham Overy - 3 Velvet Scoters
Barton Broad - 2 Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
Salthouse - Lesser Whitethroat possibly of an eastern form, Black Redstart
Winterton - Hooded Crow, 26 White-fronted Geese flew out to sea
Potter HeighamGreat White Egret, 25 White-fronted Geese, Short-eared Owl
Claxton Marshes - Great White Egret
Hickling Broad - 2 Great White Egrets

Saturday 23 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES‘S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 2+ Mealy Redpolls
Wells Woods - COUES‘S ARCTIC REDPOLL, Firecrest
Horsey - White-tailed Eagle then flew S over Breydon Water, then back N to Calthorpe
Welney - Cattle Egret, 7 Tundra Bean Geese, Scaup, Great White Egret
Weeting - Rough-legged Buzzard
Holkham - 11 Shorelarks
Cley - Velvet Scoter, 2 Firecrests at Walsey Hills
Titchwell - 4 Water Pipits, Black-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 12 Great Northern Divers, 3 Long-tailed Ducks
HolmeRed-necked Grebe, 3 Great Northern Divers
Burnham Overy Dunes - 12 Velvet Scoters
Blakeney - 9 Twite
WintertonBlack Redstart, 3 Snow Buntings
Great Yarmouth - Black Redstart
Potter Heigham - Great White Egret, 4 Common Cranes, 40 White-fronted Geese
Rockland Broad - Great White Egret
Runham - Great White Egret
Snettisham - Short-eared Owl
Claxton Marshes - Short-eared Owl

Friday 22 March 2019

Burnham Overy-Happisburgh - White-tailed Eagle flew along coast
Welney - 2 Cattle Egret, Great White Egret
Weeting - Rough-legged Buzzard
Cley - 12 White-fronted Geese
Titchwell - 2 Water Pipits, Black-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 4 Slavonian Grebes, 2 Great Northern Divers
HolmeRed-necked Grebe
Thornham - 7 Twite
Winterton - Black Redstart
Great Yarmouth - Black Redstart
Hickling Broad - 2 Common Cranes
Berney MarshesGreat White Egret

Thursday 21 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 2+ Mealy Redpolls
Weybourne Camp - Little Bunting
Welney - 2 Cattle Egret, 11 Tundra Bean Geese, Scaup, Great White Egret, 2 Common Cranes
Castle Acre - Cattle Egret
Weeting - Rough-legged Buzzard
Breydon Water - Curlew Sandpiper
Holkham - 9 Shorelarks, Great White Egret
Wells - Firecrest
Cley - 11 Wheatears, 11 White-fronted Geese
Titchwell - 4 Water Pipits, 2 Wheatears, Swallow, 2 Slavonian Grebes, 3 Great Northern Divers
Barton Broad - 2 Scaup, Long-tailed Duck

Wednesday 20 March 2019

Welney - BAIKAL TEAL reported, 2 Cattle Egret, 7 Tundra Bean Geese, Scaup, Great White Egret
Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL reported still, 3+ Mealy Redpolls
Sidestrand-Heacham - White-tailed Eagle flew along coast, then reported again Wighton late pm
Weybourne Camp - Little Bunting
Weeting - Rough-legged Buzzard
Holkham - 21 Shorelarks, Firecrest
Cley - Wheatear, 11 White-fronted Geese
Titchwell - 2 Water Pipits, Little Gull, Wheatear
Berney Marshes - 2 Great White Egrets over
Breydon Water - Short-eared Owl
Salthouse - 4 Wheatears

Tuesday 19 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 2+ Mealy Redpolls
Cockley Cley - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL
Welney - Cattle Egret, 10 Tundra Bean Geese
Holkham - 8 Shorelarks, Firecrest
Cley - Wheatear, 11 White-fronted Geese, Velvet Scoter
Barton Broad - 2 Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
Blakeney - Firecrest
Titchwell - 2 Water Pipits
Thetford - Jack Snipe at Nunnery Lakes
Felmingham - Quail reported
Hunstanton - 8 White Wagtails flew over

Monday 18 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 1+ Mealy Redpolls
Cockley Cley - 6+ Mealy Redpolls
Welney - 2 Cattle Egrets, 2+ Tundra Bean Geese
Holkham - 9 Shorelarks
Cley - Wheatear, 5 White-fronted Geese, Velvet Scoter, 3 Spoonbill flew W
Titchwell - 2 Water Pipits
Thornham - 7+ Twite
Thetford - Jack Snipe at Nunnery Lakes
Mundesley - 2 Great Northern Divers flew NW

Sunday 17 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 2+ Mealy Redpolls
Cockley Cley - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 15 Mealy Redpolls
Welney - 2 Cattle Egrets, 1+ Tundra Bean Geese, Great White Egret
Walcott - Iceland Gull
Sheringham - Slavonian Grebe flew W
Cley - Little Ringed Plover, Wheatear, 11 White-fronted Geese, Slavonian Grebe, Velvet Scoter, Spoonbill, 10 Snow Buntings
Blakeney - Wheatear, Turtle Dove
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Roydon Common - 2 Jack Snipe
Thetford - Jack Snipe at Nunnery Lakes
Haddiscoe Island - Short-eared Owl
Beeston Common - 2 Mealy Redpolls

Saturday 16 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 2+ Mealy Redpolls
Hickling Broad - Green-winged Teal on Rush Hill Scrape
Welney - Cattle Egrets, 6 Tundra Bean Geese, Scaup
Weeting - Rough-legged Buzzard
Holkham - 7+ Shorelarks 
Cley - 4 White-fronted Geese flew E, Velvet Scoter, 16 Snow Buntings, Spoonbill, Short-eared Owl
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Heigham Holmes - 2 Great White Egrets
Beeston Common - 2 Mealy Redpolls
Plus White Wagtails at Winterton, Kelling WM

Friday 15 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, Mealy Redpolls, 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers
Cockley Cley - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 12 Mealy Redpolls
Welney - 2 Cattle Egrets, 4 Tundra Bean Geese
Walcott - Iceland Gull
Norwich - Hooded Crow
Weybourne - Slavonian Grebe flew W
Cley - Wheatear, 6 White-fronted Geese, Spoonbill, 2 Water Pipits, 2 White Wagtails flew W
Titchwell - Water Pipit, Red-necked Grebe
Wymondham - 2 Great White Egrets
Beeston Common - 2 Mealy Redpolls
Plus White Wagtails at Winterton (2), Kelling WM

Thursday 14 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL
Holkham - 11 Shorelarks, 17 White-fronted Geese, 2 Great White Egrets
Cley - Velvet Scoter, 6 White-fronted Geese
Welney - Scaup
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Thornham - 12 Twite, Water Pipit
Winterton - 2 Black Redstarts
Breydon Water - Little Gull
Blakeney - Turtle Dove
Hunstanton - Purple Sandpiper

Wednesday 13 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL
Welney - 2 Cattle Egrets, 2 Tundra Bean Geese
Weybourne - Little Bunting
Potter HeighamCaspian Gull
Cley - Velvet Scoter
Horsey - Iceland Gull flew N
Hemsby - Great Northern Diver & Red-necked Grebe flew N
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Blakeney - Great White Egret

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Welney - 2 Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egrets, 10 Tundra Bean Geese, Scaup
Holkham - 11 Shorelarks
Holme - Great Northern Diver
Cley - 18 Snow Buntings
Thornham - 12 Twite
Titchwell - Water Pipit

Monday 11 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 1+ Mealy Redpolls
Welney - 2+ Tundra Bean Geese
Holkham - 10 Shorelarks, Spoonbill
Cley - Velvet Scoter
Titchwell - Water Pipit, Little Gull

Sunday 10 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 2+ Mealy Redpolls
Welney - 2 Cattle Egrets, Scaup, 11 Tundra Bean Geese, 2 Great White Egrets
Docking - Cattle Egret
Haddiscoe Island - possible Rough-legged Buzzard, Short-eared Owl
Cley - Caspian Gull, 6 White-fronted Geese, Spoonbill, Velvet Scoter
Walcott - Iceland or Glaucous Gull
Sheringham - Sooty Shearwater
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Great Ryburgh - 4 White-fronted Geese
Blakeney - Great White Egret

Saturday 9 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 3+ Mealy Redpolls
Welney - Cattle Egret, Scaup
Beighton - Rough-legged Buzzard
Holkham - 21 Shorelarks
Winterton - 14 Snow Buntings
Cley - 24+ Snow Buntings
Titchwell - Water Pipit, Little Gull
Thornham - 13 Twite, Little Gull, Spotted Redshank
Burnham Norton - 2 Great White Egrets, 2 White-fronted Geese

Friday 8 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 2+ Mealy Redpolls, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Welney - Tundra Bean Goose, Great White Egret
Holkham - 11 Shorelarks, 10 Snow Buntings, White Wagtail
Winterton - Lapland Bunting, 26 Snow Buntings
Cley - 16 Snow Buntings
Choseley - 1+ Black Redstart
Heigham Holmes - 3 Great White Egrets, 200 White-fronted Geese
Morston - Great White Egret
Holme - Great White Egret flew E

Thursday 7 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 1+ Mealy Redpolls
Weybourne - probable Little Bunting still
Welney - Cattle Egret, Great White Egret
Holkham - 16 Shorelarks
Titchwell - Water Pipit, Little Gull, Spotted Redshank
Cley - 6 White-fronted Geese, Lapland Bunting flew over
Choseley - Black Redstart
Beeston Common - 2 Mealy Redpolls

Wednesday 6 March 2019

Holkham - Shorelark, 10 Snow Buntings
Holme2 Great Northern Divers
Cley - Spoonbill
Choseley - Black Redstart

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 3+ Mealy Redpolls
Weybourne - Little Bunting
Welney - 2 Cattle Egrets, Great White Egret
Holkham - Shorelark, 3 Great White Egrets, 160 White-fronted Geese
Titchwell - Water Pipit, 2 Black-necked Grebes, Black-throated Diver, Long-tailed Duck
HolmeBlack-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver
Cley - 6 White-fronted Geese
Choseley - Black Redstart
Blakeney - 12 Twite
Winterton - Snow Bunting
Upton Marshes - Short-eared Owl

Monday 4 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 3+ Mealy Redpolls
Weybourne - Little Bunting
Welney - 2 Cattle Egrets
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 5 Spoonbills
Titchwell - Water Pipit, Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, Black-throated Diver
Beeston Common - Mealy Redpoll
Choseley - Black Redstart
Potter Heigham - Spoonbill

Sunday 3 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 3 Mealy Redpolls
Weybourne - Little Bunting
Holkham - 22 Shorelarks, Great Northern Diver
Titchwell - Water Pipit, 3 Black-necked Grebes at Thornham Point, Great White Egret, Spotted Redshank
Holme - 3 Red-necked Grebes, 2 Black-throated Divers, Great Northern Diver, 5 Long-tailed Ducks, Velvet Scoter
Cley - 2 House Martins
Choseley - Black Redstart

Saturday 2 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL
Weybourne - Little Bunting
Welney - Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egrets
Holkham - 19 Shorelarks, Lapland Bunting, 229 White-fronted Geese, 3 Red-necked Grebes, Slavonian Grebe, Great Northern Diver, Velvet Scoter
Titchwell - Water Pipit, Slavonian Grebes, Black-throated Diver, 2 Scaup reported
Holme - 3 Black-necked Grebes, Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, 4 Long-tailed Ducks
Hickling Broad - Scaup
Cley - 16 Snow Buntings, 6 White-fronted Geese
Thornham - Spotted Redshank
Blakeney - 15 Twite
Choseley - Black Redstart
Hunstanton - Purple Sandpiper
Warham Greens - 2 Spoonbills

Friday 1 March 2019

Sculthorpe Moor - COUES’S ARCTIC REDPOLL, 2+ Mealy Redpolls
Weybourne - Little BuntingLapland Bunting flew W
Welney - Cattle Egret, 2 Great White Egrets
Norwich - 4 Waxwings flew N over Quebec Road
Holkham - 16+ Shorelarks, Lapland Bunting, 60+ White-fronted Geese, Great White Egret
Titchwell - Water Pipit, Great White Egret, Spoonbill, Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebes, 2 Black-throated Divers, Great Northern Diver
Holme - 3 Black-necked Grebes, 5 Red-necked Grebes, 9+ Slavonian Grebe, Great Northern Diver, 10 Long-tailed Ducks
Cley - 17 Snow Buntings, 2 Velvet Scoters
Beeston Common - 2 Mealy Redpolls
Thornham - 12 Twite
Downham Market - 2 Great White Egrets
Hardley Staithe - Short-eared Owl
Clippesby - 14 Common Cranes
Hunstanton - Purple Sandpiper

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