Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for March 2022

Thursday 31 March 2022

Blakeney - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Stiffkey - Dusky Warbler
Welney - 2 Garganey, Common Crane
Cley - 4 Garganey
Pensthorpe - Garganey
Weybourne - Caspian Gull

Wednesday 30 March 2022

Stiffkey - Dusky Warbler

Sparham - Great Grey Shrike
Earlham Marsh - Glossy Ibis
Welney - Cattle Egret
Norwich - Black Redstart at St Stephen’s Road
Great Yarmouth - 3 Black Redstarts
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Cley - Water Pipit, 4 Garganey, Hen Harrier
Pensthorpe - Garganey
Cantley BF - Little Gull
Sheringham - Little Gull flew E

Tuesday 29 March 2022

Stiffkey - Dusky Warbler

Sparham - Great Grey Shrike
Earlham Marsh - Glossy Ibis
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks
Welney - Cattle Egret, 2 Common Cranes
Weybourne - Black Redstart, Hen Harrier
Sheringham - Black Redstart, 2 Garganey flew E
Edgefield - Black Redstart
Titchwell - Water Pipit, Sedge Warbler; Great Northern Diver on sea
Cley - 2 Garganey
Lynford - 15+ Hawfinches

Monday 28 March 2022

Stiffkey - Dusky Warbler

Earlham Marsh - Glossy Ibis
East Ruston - Glossy Ibis
Kelling Heath - Ring Ouzel
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks
Welney - Cattle Egret
Potter Heigham - Cattle Egret
Weybourne - Lapland Bunting, Black Redstart
Sheringham - Black Redstart
Edgefield - Black Redstart
Happisburgh - Black Redstart
Winterton - Black Redstart
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Cley - Water Pipit, 2 Garganey
Strumpshaw - 5 Garganey, Little Gull
Hockwold - 2 Garganey

Sunday 27 March 2022

Stiffkey - Dusky Warbler

Earlham Marsh - Glossy Ibis
Potter Heigham - Glossy Ibis, 6 Cattle Egrets
Ormesby Little Broad - Red-necked Grebe
Kelling Heath - Ring Ouzel
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks
Welney - Cattle Egret
Heacham - Black Redstart
Hemsby - Black Redstart
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Cley - Water Pipit, 2 Garganey
Strumpshaw - 5 Garganey
Hockwold - 8 Garganey
Snettisham - 4 Garganey
Hickling - 2 Garganey
Cantley - 2 Little Stints, 2 Little Gulls

Saturday 26 March 2022

Cantley BF - BONAPARTE’S GULL, Little Gull
Cley - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Jack Snipe, Water Pipit, 4 Garganey
Stiffkey - Dusky Warbler
Earlham Marsh - Glossy Ibis
East Ruston - Glossy Ibis
Potter Heigham - Glossy Ibis, dark-breasted Barn Owl, 2 Garganey, Spotted Redshank
Kelling Heath - Ring Ouzel
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks
Welney - 2 Cattle Egrets
Thurlton - 2 Black Redstarts
Holme - Black Redstart
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Strumpshaw - 5 Garganey
Hockwold - 6 Garganey
Cantley - 2 Little Stints
St Benet’s - 2 Short-eared Owls
Winterton - Short-eared Owl

Friday 25 March 2022

Kelling Heath - 2 Little Buntings, Ring Ouzel
Norwich - Glossy Ibis on Bowthorpe Marshes, Black Redstarts at Old Catton & Heigham Grove
Colney GPs - Smew
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 3 Velvet Scoter
Ormesby Little Broad - Red-necked Grebe
Holme - Black Redstart
Hickling - Water Pipit
Strumpshaw - 3 Garganey
Hockwold - 3 Garganey
Cley - 4+ Garganey
Cantley - Garganey, 2 Little Stints
Heigham Holmes - 20 White-fronted Geese
Horstead - Hawfinch
Sheringham - Purple Sandpiper
Stalham Green - White-tailed Eagle of uncertain origin flew E

Thursday 24 March 2022

Blakeney - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Pale-bellied Brent
Kelling Heath - 2 Little Buntings
Norwich - Glossy Ibis on Bowthorpe Marshes
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 2 Velvet Scoter
Rollesby Broad - Red-necked Grebe
Welney - Cattle Egret, Short-eared Owl, Common Crane
Glandford - 2 Black Redstarts
Holme - Black Redstart
Heigham Holmes - Water Pipit, 20 White-fronted Geese, 2 Common Cranes
Strumpshaw - 2 Garganey
Colney GPs - 3 Garganey, 5 Little Gulls
Cley - 2 Garganey
Hickling Broad - 1+ Garganey
Cantley BF - 5 Little Gulls
Whitlingham CP - 2 Little Gulls
Titchwell - Short-eared Owl, Hen Harroer; 8 Great Northern Diver on sea

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Blakeney - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Kelling Heath - 2 Little Buntings, Ring Ouzel
Norwich - Glossy Ibis on Bowthorpe Marshes
Colney GPs - Smew
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks
Strumpshaw - 7 Garganey
Cley - 6 Garganey, Hen Harrier flew W
Hockwold Washes - 4 Garganey
Breydon Water - Garganey
Welney - 8 Cattle Egrets, 3 Common Crane, Short-eared Owl
Whitlingham CP - Little Gull
Heigham Holmes - 20 White-fronted Geese, Common Crane
Lynford - 1+ Hawfinches
Titchwell/Brancaster - 1+ Great Northern Diver on sea

Tuesday 22 March 2022

Blakeney - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Kelling Heath - 2 Little Buntings, Caspian Gull
Norwich - Glossy Ibis on Bowthorpe Marshes
Cley - Black Brant, 6 Garganey, Water Pipit, Hen Harrier
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks
Weybourne - Black Redstart
Horsey - Black Redstart
Heigham Holmes - Water Pipit, 20 White-fronted Geese
Strumpshaw - 7 Garganey, Water Pipit
Thornage - 3 Garganey
Stiffkey - Garganey
Potter Heigham - Garganey
Kelling WM - Garganey
Welney - Garganey, Water Pipit, 10 Cattle Egrets, Common Crane, Short-eared Owl
Lynford - 2 Hawfinches
South Wootton - White Stork of uncertain origin
Holme - Great Northern Diver on sea
Sheringham - Hooded Crow
Felbrigg - Common Crane flew W

Monday 21 March 2022

Blakeney - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Kelling Heath - 2 Little Buntings
Norwich - Glossy Ibis on Bowthorpe Marshes
Cley - Black Brant, 4 Garganey, 3 Water Pipits
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, White-tailed Eagle of uncertain origin flew E
Weybourne - Black Redstart
Sidestrand - Black Redstart
Heigham Holmes - Water Pipit
Strumpshaw - 6 Garganey
Hockwold Washes - 5 Garganey, White Stork of uncertain origin flew NW
Buckenham - 2 Garganey
Stiffkey - Garganey, Hen Harrier
Potter Heigham - Garganey
Welney - Garganey
Winterton - Hen Harrier
Titchwell - White-tailed Eagle of uncertain origin flew E
Kings Lynn - White Stork of uncertain origin flew N
Sheringham - Velvet Scoter flew E

Sunday 20 March 2022

Norwich - Glossy Ibis on Bowthorpe Marshes

Colney GPS - Smew
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks
Welney - Water Pipit, Short-eared Owl, White Stork of uncertain origin flew N
Wells - Cattle Egret
Strumpshaw - 6 Garganey
Holme - 2 Garganey, Short-eared Owl
Stiffkey - 2 Garganey (1 on Fen, 1 on Flood)
Hockwold Washes - 2 Garganey
Blakeney Harbour - Great Northern Diver
Stubb Mill - Hen Harrier
Haddiscoe - Hen Harrier
Docking - released White-tailed Eagle then at Titchwell & Brancaster
Thetford - White-tailed Eagle of uncertain origin flew E

Saturday 19 March 2022

Norwich - Glossy Ibis on Earlham Marsh then Bowthorpe Marshes

Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, Ring Ouzel
Happisburgh - Hooded Crow, Black Redstart, 2 Snow Buntings
Welney - 4 Cattle Egret, 1+ Common Cranes
Salthouse - 2 Garganey
Strumpshaw - 2 Garganey
Dersingham - Black Redstart
Cantley BF - Water Pipit
Hunstanton - Snow Bunting
Titchwell - Caspian Gull
St Benet’s - 2 Short-eared Owls
Winterton - Hen Harrier
Docking - released White-tailed Eagle flew W

Friday 18 March 2022

Blakeney - RED-BREASTED GOOSE flew W
Norwich - Glossy Ibis on Bowthorpe Marshes
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, Ring Ouzel
Strumpshaw - 2 Garganey
Weybourne Camp - Caspian Gull
Titchwell - Hen Harrier; 9 Great Northern Divers on sea
St Benet’s - 2 Short-eared Owls
Winterton - Hen Harrier
Wells Woods - Hen Harrier

Thursday 17 March 2022

Cley - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Water Pipit
West Runton - Short-toed Lark
Norwich - Glossy Ibis at Earlham
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 2 Velvet Scoters on sea
Bintree - 3 Garganey
Hickling Broad - 3 Garganey
Strumpshaw - 2 Garganey
Pensthorpe - 2 Garganey
Ten Mile Bank - Willow Warbler
Titchwell - Water Pipit, Hen Harrier
Cantley - 2 Little Stints
Weybourne Camp - Caspian Gull flew W
Great Cressingham - Hen Harrier

Wednesday 16 March 2022

Holme - EASTERN STONECHAT sp (presumed Stejneger’s Stonechat), Short-eared Owl
Cley - Water Pipit
Brancaster - Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, Wheatear
Pensthorpe - 4 Cattle Egret
Cantley - 4 Garganey, Little Stint, 33 White-fronted Geese
Strumpshaw - Garganey
Titchwell - Garganey
Lynford - 2+ Hawfinches
Welney - 7 Common Cranes
Sheringham - 2 Velvet Scoters flew W

Tuesday 15 March 2022

Holme - EASTERN STONECHAT sp (presumed Stejneger’s Stonechat)
Cley - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Black Brant, Water Pipit, Caspian Gull
Earlham - Glossy Ibis, Common Crane flew W
Welney - Cattle Egret, 4 Common Cranes
Cantley - 4 Garganey, 2 Little Stints
Strumpshaw - 2 Garganey
Weybourne - Ring Ouzel, Wheatear, Lapland Bunting flew W
Snettisham CP - 5 Water Pipits
Lynford - 6 Hawfinches

Monday 14 March 2022

Holme - EASTERN STONECHAT sp (presumed Stejneger’s Stonechat)
Cley - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Black Brant, Pale-bellied Brent, Water Pipit, Hen Harrier
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks
Titchwell - Siberian Chiffchaff, Little Ringed Plover 
Welney - 8 Cattle Egret
Whitlingham CP - Garganey
Salthouse - Wheatear
Weybourne - Black Redstart, 2 Lapland Buntings flew E, Hen Harrier flew W
Lynford - 2 Hawfinches
Waxham - Short-eared Owl
Breydon Water - Short-eared Owl
Winterton - Common Crane, Hen Harrier
Norwich - Glossy Ibis flew NW

Sunday 13 March 2022

Holme - EASTERN STONECHAT sp (presumed Stejneger’s Stonechat)
Cley - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Black Brant, Pale-bellied Brent
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, Snow Bunting, 3+ Spoonbills, c100 White-fronted Geese; 2+ Velvet Scoter on sea
Titchwell - Siberian Chiffchaff, Spotted Redshank 
Rollesby Broad - Red-necked Grebe
Welney - 1+ Cattle Egret, 4 Common Cranes
Lynford - 6 Hawfinches
Waxham - Short-eared Owl

Saturday 12 March 2022

Cley - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Black Brant, 2 Pale-bellied Brents
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 4 Spoonbills
Titchwell - Siberian Chiffchaff
Rollesby Broad - Red-necked Grebe
Welney - Cattle Egret, 2+ Common Cranes
Hockwold - 2 Water Pipits
Happisburgh - 4 Snow Buntings, Lapland Bunting flew N
Swaffham - House Martin flew W
Lynford - 4 Hawfinches
Caister - Hawfinch
St Benet’s - Short-eared Owl
Horsey - Hen Harrier
Roydon - Hen Harrier

Friday 11 March 2022

Cley - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Black Brant, 2 Pale-bellied Brents
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 2 Spoonbills
Titchwell - Siberian Chiffchaff, Pale-bellied Brent, Sand Martin flew W; Slavonian Grebe on sea, Sandwich Tern flew E
Rollesby Broad - Red-necked Grebe
Blakeney - Wheatear
Martham - Cattle Egret
Hunstanton - 2 Snow Buntings flew S
Lynford - 6 Hawfinches
Whitlingham CP - Bittern
Welney - 7 Common Cranes, Bittern
Sheringham - 2 Purple Sandpipers

Thursday 10 March 2022

Cley - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 150 White-fronted Geese
Titchwell - Siberian Chiffchaff; Great Northern Diver on sea
Welney - 4 Cattle Egrets, 2 Common Cranes
Cantley - Little Stint
East Wretham - Caspian Gull
Happisburgh - 5 Snow Buntings, Spoonbill flew SE
Winterton - 2 Short-eared Owls
Whitlingham CP - Bittern

Wednesday 9 March 2022

Blakeney - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
West Runton - Short-toed Lark
Cley - Black Brant, Pale-bellied Bent
Salthouse - Iceland Gull
Holkham - 3 Shorelarks, 125 White-fronted Geese
Titchwell - Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Caspian Gulls, Hen Harrier; Slavonian Grebe, 2 Great Northern Divers on sea
Buckenham - 40 White-fronted Geese
Welney - 7 Cattle Egrets, 6 Common Cranes
Lynford - 4+ Hawfinches
Breydon Water - Short-eared Owl
Whitlingham CP - Bittern
Sheringham - Little Gull flew W, 4 Velvet Scoter flew W
Holme - 2 Great Northern Divers on sea

Tuesday 8 March 2022

Blakeney - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
West Runton - Short-toed Lark
Salthouse - Black Brant
Cley - Iceland Gull
Ludham Bridge - Glossy Ibis
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 12 White-fronted Geese, 7 Spoonbills
Titchwell - Pale-bellied Brent, Hen Harrier
Cantley - Little Stint, 40 White-fronted Geese
Strumpshaw - 2 Water Pipits
Snettisham - 8 Snow Buntings
Welney - 7 Cattle Egrets, Common Crane
Lynford - 7+ Hawfinches
St Benet’s - 2+ Short-eared Owls
Sheringham - 2 Purple Sandpipers
Sidestrand - 12 Bewick’s Swans flew NE, 2 Woodlarks flew SE
Sprowston - Common Crane flew SE

Monday 7 March 2022

Cley/Salthouse - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Black Brant, Iceland Gull, Jack Snipe, Water Pipit
West Runton - Short-toed Lark
Ludham Bridge - Glossy Ibis
Holkham - 5 Shorelarks, 2 Lapland Buntings, Snow Bunting, 160 White-fronted Geese, Velvet Scoter on sea
Titchwell - Siberian Chiffchaff, Water Pipit, 3 Spoonbills flew E
Cantley - Little Stint
Snettisham - 20 Snow Buntings, Short-east Owl
Welney - Cattle Egret
St Benet’s - 3+ Short-eared Owls
Morston - 2 Great Northern Divers in harbour
Holme - 2 Great Northern Divers, 3 Velvet Scoters on sea
Sheringham - Purple Sandpiper

Sunday 6 March 2022

Cley/Salthouse - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Black Brant, Iceland Gull, Cattle Egret
West Runton - Short-toed Lark
Ludham Bridge - Glossy Ibis
Weybourne - Iceland Gull, Caspian Gull flew past
Cantley - 2 Little Stints
Burnham Overy - 20 Snow Buntings, Great Northern Diver on sea
Holkham - Velvet Scoter on sea, 160 White-fronted Geese, 2 Spoonbills
Welney - 4 Cattle Egrets, 2 Common Cranes
Great Ryburgh - 4 Cattle Egrets
Caister  - Little Gull
Sheringham - Black Redstart
Cromer - Black Redstart
Lynford - 3+ Hawfinches
St Benet’s - 4 Short-eared Owls
Thornham - Hen Harrier

Saturday 5 March 2022

West Runton - Short-toed Lark
Cley/Salthouse - Iceland Gull, Black Brant, Pale-bellied Brent
Rollesby Broad - Red-necked Grebe
Burnham Overy - 40 Snow Buntings
Holkham - 30 Snow Buntings, Spoonbill
Welney - 4 Cattle Egrets
Colney GPS  - Little Gull
Lynford - 12+ Hawfinches
St Benet’s - Short-eared Owl
Titchwell - Spotted Redshank 
Thornham - Hen Harrier
Gorleston - Velvet Scoter flew N

Friday 4 March 2022

Cley/Salthouse - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Black Brant, 11 Snow Buntings
West Runton - Short-toed Lark
Kelling WM - Iceland Gull
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 12 White-fronted Geese; Great Northern Diver on sea
Rollesby Broad - Red-necked Grebe
Snettisham - 20+ Snow Buntings, Spoonbill
Ostend - 8 Snow Buntings
Martham - 5 Cattle Egrets
Welney - Cattle Egret, Little Gull
Lynford - 20 Hawfinches, 2 Common Cranes flew SW
St Benet’s - Short-eared Owl
Sidestrand - 2 Woodlarks flew E

Thursday 3 March 2022

Cley/Salthouse - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Black Brant, Iceland Gull, Spoonbill flew E
West Runton - Short-toed Lark
Barford - Glossy Ibis
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 85 White-fronted Geese, 2 Spoonbills
Rollesby Broad - Red-necked Grebe, Scaup
Martham - 5 Cattle Egrets
Welney - 3 Cattle Egrets
Lynford - 9 Hawfinches
Whitlingham CP - Bittern

Wednesday 2 March 2022

Cley/Salthouse - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Holkham - 3 Shorelarks, 144 White-fronted Geese, 2 Spoonbills
Rollesby Broad - 3 Smew then flew off, Red-necked Grebe, Scaup
Snettisham - 20 Snow Buntings
Winterton - Snow Bunting, 3 Common Cranes
Titchwell - Spotted Redshank, Spoonbill

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Cley/Salthouse - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Iceland Gull
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 2 Snow Buntings, Osprey, 10+ White-fronted Geese
Blakeney - 8 Twite
Titchwell - Siberian Chiffchaff, 2 Snow Buntings, Purple Sandpiper, White-fronted Goose, Spotted Redshank, Spoonbill
Rollesby Broad - Red-necked Grebe, Scaup
Welney - 4 Cattle Egrets
East Wretham - Caspian Gull
Whitlingham CP - Bittern

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