Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for April 2011

Saturday 30 April 2011

Dersingham - BLACK KITE. Winterton - HOOPOE. Summerfield - WRYNECK. West Runton - 2 Dotterel. Holme - 3 Wood Sandpipers. Choseley - 3 Dotterel. Cley - 3 Spoonbills & Wood Sand. Blakeney - Rouzel. Kelling - Wood Sand. Hickling - 3 Wood Sands & Rough-leg Buzzard flew over.

Friday 29 April 2011

Burnham Norton - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW over. Burnham Overy - 3 RED-FOOTED FALCONS over, probable 'TUNDRA' PEREGRINE, Rough-leg Buzzard & Red Kite. Summerfield - WRYNECK. Morston - 2 Hen Harriers. Titchwell - Montagu's Harrier, Wood Sandpiper, Pale Bellied Brent & 4 Garganey. Choseley - 3 Dotterel. Cley - 5 Shorelarks, 3 Spoonbills & 2 Garganey. Common Crane tracked from Cley along the coast to Holme. Blakeney - Rouzel. Salthouse - Whinchat. Welney - 2 Garganey. Breydon - Honey Buzzard, Hen Harrier, 43 Whimbrel, 7 Little Gulls & 4 Arctic Terns. Northrepps - Rough-leg Buzzard over. Yarmouth - 2 Shorelarks. East Runton - Blue-headed Wagtail. Hardley flood - 2 Garganey.

Thursday 28 April 2011

Stiffkey - BLACK KITE. Holkham - probable 'TUNDRA' PEREGRINE, Ring Ouzel & 2 Rough-leg Buzzards. Choseley - 6 Dotterel. Holme - 4 Wood Sandpipers. Salthouse - Wood Sandpiper & 2 Whinchats. Downham mkt. - 20 Arctic Terns. Waxham - Shorelark, Ring Ouzel & 2 Arctic Terns.

Wednesday 27 April 2011

Stiffkey - BKACK KITE & Black Tern. Welney - White-spotted Bluethroat. Burnham Overy Dunes - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards & probable 'tundra' Peregrine? Cley - 7 Shorelarks, 3 Spoonbills & 2 Garganey. Choseley - 6 Dotterel. Holme - 4 Wood Sandpipers. Thornham - Ring Ouzel & Hen Harrier. Colney - 3 Arctic Terns. Gramborough Hill - Whinchat. Titchwell - Montagu's Harrier, 3 Garganey, c10 White Wagtails & RC Pochard. Winterton - Firecrest. Buckenham - 3 Garganey. Pentney - Arctic Tern. Long Stratton - Ring Ouzel. Blakeney - Ring Ouzel.

Tuesday 26 April 2011

Strumpshaw - PENDULINE TIT. Welney - White-spotted Bluethroat. Cley - 11 Shorelarks, 3 Spoonbills, 2 Garganey & Arctic Tern. Choseley - 5 Dotterel. Horsey - Osprey. Holme - Hen & Montagu's Harriers, 3 Wood Sandpipers & 2 Ring Ouzels. Norwich - 12 Waxwings. Winterton - Shorelark.

Monday 25 April 2011

Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT. Choseley - 16 Dotterel. Holme - Montagu's Harrier over, 2 Wood Sandpipers, Puffin, Black Tern & Ring Ouzel. Cley - Spoonbill & Curlew Sandpiper. Blakeney - Ring Ouzel. Kelling - Whinchat. Buckenham - Garganey

Sunday 24 April 2011

East Runton - male CITRINE WAGTAIL. Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT. Choseley - 16 Dotterel. Gorleston - Hen Harrier. Titchwell - 4 Garganey. Snettisham CP - 4 Rouzels through. Colkirk - Red Kite. Trimingham - Redstart. Blakeney - Rouzel. Cantley - Rouzel. Burnham mkt. - Quail heard. Holme - 2 Wood Sandpipers. Norwich - 2 Waxwings. Breydon - Rouzel. Barton - 2 Black Terns. Yarmouth - 2 Shorelarks. Beeston - Whinchat.

Saturday 23 April 2011

Breydon - SAVI'S WARBLER & 2 Spoonbills. Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT & Crane. Titchwell - 2 Garganey & Wood Sandpiper. Barton Broad - 4-7 Black Terns & 2 Arctic Terns. Morston - Rough-leg Buzzard. Overstrand - Hooded Crow. Hockwold Washes - 3 Black Terns, Little Gull & 2 Garganey. Choseley - 10 Dotterel & Montagu's Harrier. Burnham Norton - Hen Harrier. Cley - 2 Spoonbills, 2 Garganey, Ringtail Harrier sp. & Curlew Sandpiper. Horsey - Montagu's Harrier. Holkham - 2 Wood Sandpipers.

Friday 22 April 2011

Cley - WRYNECK in private garden & 2 Spoonbills. Strumpshaw - FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT. Holme - Spoonbill, 2 Turtle Doves, 3 Groppers & Nightingale. Hockwold - 2 Garganey. Waxham - Rouzel & Turtle Dove. Stoke Holy Cross - Montagu's Harrier. Winterton - Montagu's Harrier & Rouzel. Barton Broad - 6 Black Terns. Blakeney - Rouzel. Titchwell - Black Tern, 4 Garganey & Wood Sandpiper. Snettisham - Redstart, 3 Groppers & Tree Pipit. Hardley Flood - Black Tern.

Thursday 21 April 2011

Kelling - Montagu's Harier. Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT, Spoonbill & Garganey. Cley - 2 Spoonbills, Wood Sandpiper & 2 Garganey. Sturmpshaw - 4 Black terns. Hockwold washes - Black Tern & 2 Garganey. Overstrand - Spoonbill over. Winterton - 2 Rouzels. Salthouse - Whinchat & Short-eared Owl. Titchwell - 3 Garganey & RC Pochard.

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Strumpshaw - FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT. Snettisham - 2 Rouzels & 2 Whinchats. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Ranworth - 4 Black Terns. Holme - 2 Spoonbills, Whinchat & 4 Little Terns. Salthouse - Spoonbill & Redstart. Winterton - Rouzel & Hen Harrier. Little Snoring - Red Kite. Warham Greens - 2 Spoonbills flew over. Happisburgh - Rouzel. Hickling - 4 Black Terns. Cley - 2 Garganey & 4 Rouzels. Norwich - 60+ Waxwings. Titchwell - 2 Garganey.

Tuesday 19 April 2011

Winterton - WRYNECK, Redstart & 2 Rouzels. Blakeney - GREAT WHITE EGRET flew over (later over wells saltings). Great Walsingham - Swift. Strumpshaw - FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT & 2 Garganey. Ring Ouzels at Cley, Burnham Overy dunes, Waxham, Glanford & Breydon. Whinchats at Cley, Glandford, Waxham & Thetford. Warham Greens - 2 Rough-leg Buzzards. Colney - Hobby. Heigham Holmes - 8 Cranes. Waxham - Redstart. Cley - Rough-leg Buzzard, 3 Shorelarks & Hen Harrier. Stiffkey fen - Black Tern. Ranworth - 5 Black Terns. Titchwell - 4 Garganey. Norwich - 20 Waxwings. Breydon - 3 Black Terns & 2 Arctic Terns. Holme - Spoonbill, Hen Harrier, Nightingale & Short-eared Owl.

Monday 18 April 2011

Strumpshaw - PENDULINE TIT (heard only) and FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT. Kelling - Blue-headed Wagtail, 4 Whimbrel & 3 Rouzels. Choseley - 2 Rouzels. Burnham Overy Staithe - 2 Rouzels. Titchwell - 2 Garganey, RC Pochard, Whimbrel & Hooded Crow. Norwich - Rouzel. Breydon - 4 Whimbrel. Holme - Turtle Dove, Hen Harrier & Hooded Crow.

Sunday 17 April 2011

Strumpshaw - FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT. Kelling - Blue-headed Wagtail. Gramborough hill - Rouzel. Choseley - Rouzel. Bradwell - 3 Rouzels. Titchwell - 2 Garganey. Cley - 7 Shorelarks, Spoonbill & Hooded Crow. Breydon - 2 Little Terns & 4 Whimbrel. Holme - 2 Bean Geese. Blakeney - 2 Rouzels.

Saturday 16 April 2011

Strumpshaw - FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT & Crane. Kelling - 5 Ring Ouzels & Hooded Crow. Sculthorpe - Wood Warbler. Titchwell - 2 Garganey. Cley - 2 Lapland Buntings, 2 White Wags, Blue-headed Wag & 3 Rouzels. Warham Greens - Rough-leg Buzzard, Hen Harrier & 2 Ring Ouzels. Thornham - Ring Ouzel & Short-eared Owl. Trimingham - Raven. Norwich - 70 Waxwings. Holme - 2 Bean Geese. Thetford - 35 Waxwings. Happisburgh - 12 Shorelarks & Stone Curlew.

Friday 15 April 2011

Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT. Thorpe Marshes - Osprey. Titchwell - 4 Garganey, 20 White wags, Blue-headed Wag & 2 RC Pochards. Cley - Spoonbill, 13 Shorelarks, 2 Lapland Buntings, Blue-headed Wag & 4 White Wags. Norwich - 72 Waxwings. Wells - Red Kite. Holkham - Red Kite, Spoonbill & 10 Med Gulls.

Thursday 14 April 2011

Strumpshaw - FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Titchwell - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, 2 Garganey & Curlew Sandpiper. Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT. Cley - Spoonbill & 8 Shorelarks. North Walsham - Raven. Norwich - 50 Waxwings. Blakeney - 2 Ring Ouzels.

Wednesday 13 April 2011

Titchwell - IBERIAN CHIFFCHAFF, Hen Harrier, 2 Garganey, 4 Velvet Scoters & 2 RC Pochards. Sheringham - TAWNY PIPIT. Red Kites over Weybourne, Hindolveston & Burnham Overy Staithe. Cley - 2 Shorelarks. Snettisham - Hooded Crow. Watlington - 11 Waxwings.

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT. Red Kite over Stiffkey, Burnham Norton & Titchwell. Cley - 2 Ring Ouzels & Redstart. Fritton - Rough-leg Buzzard. Waxham - Lapland Bunting. Winterton - Goshawk & 2 Blue headed Wagtails. Titchwell - 2 Garganey & 2 Velvet Scoter.

Monday 11 April 2011

Outwell - BLACK KITE. Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT & Blue Headed Wagtail. Colney - 2 Waxwings. Breydon - Hen Harrier. North Creake - Goshawk & Red Kite. Holkham - 3 Cranes over, 12 Med Gulls, 2 Spoonbills over & Grasshopper Warbler. Norwich - Hawfinch & Red Kite over. Acle - Hen Harrier.

Sunday 10 April 2011

Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT. Waxham - 2 Dotterel & Ring-necked Parakeet over. Sculthorpe - 'Northern' Bullfinch. Cley - Common Crane. West Runton - Hooded Crow. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard & Goshawk (also over stiffkey). Salthouse - Raven. Taverham - 2 Cranes over. Horsey - 6 Common Cranes. Acle - Osprey (then at Stokesby Ferry). North Elmham - Rough-leg Buzzard & Red Kite. Buckenham - 2 Water Pipits. Warham Greens - Black Brant & Ring Ouzel. North Walsham - Goshawk.

Saturday 9 April 2011

Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT. Waxham - 2 Dotterel. Breydon - Short-eared Owl. Titchwell - 2 Garganey, Water Pipit & Crane over. Stiffkey - Short-eared Owl. Cley - Red Kite. Norwich - 2 Waxwings. West Somerton - Hooded Crow. Holkham - 4 Shorelarks.

Friday 8 April 2011

Strumpshaw - FERRUGINOUS DUCK. Welney - WHITE-SPOTTED BLUETHROAT. Breydon - 2 Short-eared Owls. Titchwell - 15 White Wags, 4 Garganey, 2 RC Pochards & Water Pipit. Cley - Hen Harrier & Goshawk over. Common Crane west over Stiffkey & Holkham.

Thursday 7 April 2011

Hopton - SARDINIAN WARBLER & Red Kite. Upton - BLACK STORK over. Brancaster Staithe - WHITE-TAILED EAGLE. Cantley - HOOPOE. Warham Greens - 5 Ring Ouzels. Titchwell - 3 lap Bunts, 19 White Wags, 4 Garganey, 2 RC Pochards & LT Duck. Cley - 10 Shorelarks & Spoonbill. Grimes Graves - Great Grey Shrike & 2 Ring Ouzels. Burnham Overy Staithe - Spoonbill. Norwich - 20 Waxwings. Salthouse - Spoonbill (cley bird). Bowthorpe - Waxwing. Burnham Norton - Hen Harrier.

Wednesday 6 April 2011

Eccles - BLACK STORK over. WHITE-TAILED EAGLE was tracked from Warham Greens to Holme and off to Lincs. Red Kite over Aylmerton, Kelling & Cley. Titchwell - 22 Yellow Wags, 4 Garganey, Waxwing, Red Kite, 12 LT Ducks & RN Grebe. Cley - 10 Shorelarks & Spoonbill. West Runton - 4 Shorelarks. Norwich - 30 Waxwings. Waxham - Ring Ouzel. Grimes Graves - Great Grey Shrike. Trimingham - Hooded Crow. Snettisham CP - Grasshopper Warbler. Bunrham Mkt. - Rough-Leg Buzzard. Newton Flotman - Rough-Leg Buzzard. Hickling - 2 White Storks reported?

Tuesday 5 April 2011

WHITE-TAILED EAGLE was tracked from Stiffkey down the Glaven valley south to Saxthorpe. Bayfield Hall - GREAT WHITE EGRET. Holkham - Red Kite. Titchwell - Lap Bunt, 4 Yellow Wags, 4 Garganey, Water Pipit, Red Kite, 3 LT Ducks, RN Grebe & Velvet Scoter. West Runton - 6 Shorelarks. Norwich - Tree Pipit. Waxham - Purple Heron. Wolterton - Red Kite.

Monday 4 April 2011

WHITE-TAILED EAGLE flew from Mautby south into suffolk, then re-appeared later between Kelling & Wells. Cley - RAVEN, 10 Shorelarks, Spoonbill & Ring Ouzel. 4 Cranes tracked along the coast between cromer & Brancaster. Heacham - 2 Shorelarks. Titchwell - 4 Garganey, Water Pipit & RC Pochard. West Runton - 5 Shorelarks. Grimes Graves - Great Grey Shrike. Waxham - Ring Ouzel. Lessingham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Cockthopre - Hooded Crow. Bowthorpe - 10 Waxwings. Norwich - 70 Waxwings.

Sunday 3 April 2011

WHITE-TAILED EAGLE tracked along the coast from Titchwell to WInterton. Blakeney - BEE EATER over. Norwich - 23 Waxwings, 2 Hawfinches & 37 Brambling. Happisburgh - Hooded Crow. Welney - Garganey. Kelling - Spoonbill & Whimbrel. Holme - 9 Shorelarks. Strumpshaw - Grasshopper Warbler. Titchwell - Red Kite, 4 Garganey, RN Grebe, 8 Velvet Scoter & 2 LT Ducks. Ringstead - Ring Ouzel. West Runton - 6 Shorelarks & Ring Ouzel. Grimes Graves - Great Grey Shrike & Tree Pipit. Cley - 11 Med Gulls, Hen Harrier & Ring Ouzel. Hopton - Black Redstart, Firecrest & Red Kite. Gorleston - Black Redstart & 2 Waxwings. Lynford - 3 Hawfinches. Sculthorpe - Northern Bullfinch. Bowthorpe - 20 Waxwings. Trimingham - Ring Ouzel.

Saturday 2 April 2011

Cley - ALPINE SWIFT, 10 Shore Larks & 11 Med Gulls. Red Kites over - Colney, Thetford, Cromer & Trimingham. Titchwell - 4 Garganey, Blue-headed Wagtail, 5 Yellow Wags & 10 White wags. Snettisham - Hooded Crow. Grimes Graves - Great Grey Shrike. Holme - Osprey, Short-eared Owl & Ring Ouzel. Sheringham - Hooded Crow. West Runton - 3 Ring Ouzels, 6 Shore Larks, Lap But, Hooded Crow & Yellow Wag. Lynford - Hawfinch. Thornham - 7 Lap Bunts. Hickling - Garganey. Hardley Flood - Rough-leg Buzzard. Welney - Garganey, Yellow wag & White Wag. Norwich - 37 Waxwings. Thorpe st andrew - 30 Waxwings. Strumpshaw - Grasshopper Warbler & Hobby. Hunstanton - 5 Lap Bunts. Barton Broad - Arctic Tern.

Friday 1 April 2011

Titchwell - 4 Garganey. Trimingham - Hooded Crow. Grimes Graves - Great Grey Shrike. Kelling - Ring Ouzel. Cringleford - 32 Waxwings. Heacham - Red Kite. Sathouse - Hooded Crow. Burnham Norton - Lap Bunt. Hickling - 14 Cranes & Garganey. Wolferton - Golden Pheasant. Lynford - Hawfinch.

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