Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for April 2012

Monday 30 April 2012

Cromer - SIBERIAN STONECHAT early morning only. West Runton - CITRINE WAGTAIL male for an hour in morning. Waxham - Yellow-browed Warbler. Wroxham broad - RING NECKED DUCK. Acle - 2 WHITE STORKS. Snettisham coastal park - Golden Oriole & Pied Flycatcher. Barton Broad - Black Tern & Hobby. Roughton - 2 Rouzels. Hopton - Hooded Crow. Winterton - 2 Rouzel, 2 Redstarts, 3 Whinchats & Tree Pipit. Breydon - Rouzel, Hobby & 123 Whimbrel. Yarmouth cemetery - 2 Pied Flycatcher. Waxham - Blue-headed Wagtail, 7 Cranes, Rouzel & 5 Tree Pipits. Warham Greens - 2 Whinchat & 30+ Wheatears. Martham Broad - Whinchat. Cley - Spoonbill, Redstart, 3 Whinchat, 20 Yellow Wags & 50 Wheatears. Morston - 5 Whinchats. Swanton Novers - Whinchat. Sea Palling - Tree Pipit. Eccles - Hooded Crow & Black Redstart. Welney - 3 Garganey. Cantley - Garganey.

Sunday 29 April 2012

Acle - 2 WHITE STORKS. Snettisham coastal park - Golden Oriole. Barton Broad - Black Tern. Sheringham - Pomarine Skua, 3 Arctic Skuas, 3 Manx Shearwaters & Puffin. Salthouse - Hooded Crow. Wells woods - Pied Flycatcher & Redstart. Horsey - Ring Ouzel. Breydon - Little Gull. Blakeney - Ring Ouzel at Friary hills. Rockalnd broad - SEO. Yarmouth cemetery - Pied Flycatcher. Thorpe Marshes (Haddiscoe) - OSprey over.

Saturday 28 April 2012

Acle - 2 WHITE STORKS. Titchwell - Osprey, Pied Flycatcher & 12 Arctic Terns. Cley - 2 Spoonbills, Black Redstart & 5 White Wagtails. Salthouse - Hooded Crow. Breydon - 2 Arctic Terns, 3 Little Gulls & Hen Harrier. Syderstone - Ring Ouzel. Pentney - Arctic Tern. East Dereham - Common Crane. Choseley - 5 Ring Ouzels. Sandringham - Red Kite. Stiffkey - Black Redstart at campsite & Little Gull on fen.

Friday 27 April 2012

Titchwell - Osprey over & Pied Flycatcher. Hunstanton - Osprey over (same as Titchwell?). Cley - 4 Spoonbills, Blue-headed or Iberian Wagtail, Hobby, Black Redstart & Redstart. Blakeney - 5 Ring Ouzels at Friary hills. Waxham - 6 Purple Sandpipers. Hickling - Osprey over. Winterton - Hooded Crow, Hen Harrier & 2 SEO's. Salthouse - Hooded Crow. Breydon - 4 Common Cranes over, 116 Whimbrel & 9 Greenshank. East Dereham - Mandarin. Kelling Water Meadow - 'Channel' Wagtail with 13 Yellow wags + Wood Sandpiper.

Thursday 26 April 2012

Waxham - MONTAGU'S HARRIER female flew north. Hockwold washes - Black Tern & Garganey. Hickling rush hill - 2 Black Terns & Arctic Tern. Pentney - 2 Arctic Terns. Salthouse - Hooded Crow. Weybourne - 2 Ring Ouzels. Horsey - 2 Ring Ouzels & SEO. Bowthorpe - Arctic Tern. Titchwell - 3 Velvet Scoter, Red-necked Grebe & 2 RC Pochard. Burgh Castle - 4 Ring Ouzels.

Wednesday 25 April 2012

Burnham Overy mill - CATTLE EGRET. Snettisham - CATTLE EGRET (same bird?) Cley - 1+possible Ashy-headed or Spanish Wagtail, 3 Spoonbills & 4 Ring Ouzels. Fakenham - Great Grey Shrike. Syderstone - 8 Ring Ouzels. Drayton - Arctic Tern.

Tuesday 24 April 2012

Cley - 2 probable SPANISH WAGTAILS, 3 Spoonbills, Little Gull & fem Pied Flycatcher at Walsey hills. Welney - 23 Arctic Terns through & Garganey. Colney GP's - 3 Arctic Terns through. Titchwell - 3 Velvet Scoter, RC Pochard & SEO. Whittlingham CP - 4 Arctic Terns. Breydon - 2 Ring Ouzels, 12 Arctic Terns & 18 Whimbrel. Swanton Novers - Ring Ouzel. Taverham - Arctic Tern. Winterton - 2 Ring Ouzels & SEO.

Monday 23 April 2012

Welney - GREEN WINGED TEAL. Cley - 4 Spoonbills & 19 Whimbrel. Salthouse heath - Redstart. Ring Ouzels - Burnham Overy dunes (2), Cley (11), Choseley (2) & Hunstanton cliffs.

Sunday 22 April 2012

Gorleston - Glaucous Gull. Costessey - Osprey early a.m. Blakeney - Osprey over the point. Winterton - 6 Cranes & SEO. Halvergate - 5 Cranes & 17 Whimbrel. Beeston regis - 2 White Wagtails. Cley - Shorelark. Ring Ouzels - Roydon (6), Surlingham (2), Winterton (3) & West Runton (4).

Saturday 21 April 2012

Norwich - Pied Flycatcher. Haddiscoe - Goshawk. Cley - 3 Spoonbills, Blue-headed Wagtail & Redstart. Waxham - SEO. Felbrigg - Whooper swan. Bowthorpe - Arctic Tern. Breydon - Spoonbill. Ring Ouzels - Roydon (8), Cley (8), Winterton (5), Snettisham (3), Choseley (2), Felbrigg (4) & West Runton (5).

Friday 20 April 2012

Titchwell - Black-necked Grebe, Spoonbill, 4 Velvet Scoter, SEO & RC Pochard. Ring Ouzels - Wiveton (4), Trimingham (3), Roydon (6), Cley (7) & Blakeney point (3). Sheringham - Manx Shearwater past. Halvergate - 5 Common Cranes over & Lapland Bunting. Cley - 3 Spoonbills, Little Gull, White wag & Hen Harrier. Buckenham - Hen Harrier & SEO. Norwich - Bewick's Swan.

Thursday 19 April 2012

Kelling - Richard's Pipit still. Cley - 5 Spoonbills & Shorelark. Titchwell - Hawfinch, 4 White wags & 2 RC Pochard. Breydon - Arctic Tern. Hopton - Firecrest. Holme - SEO.

Wednesday 18 April 2012

Strumpshaw - Osprey. Norwich - Bewick's Swan. Weybourne - Red Kite & Hen Harrier. Hunstanton - Spoonbill over early am. Winterton - 3 Ring Ouzels, SEO & Jack Snipe. Kelling - Crane over. Titchwell - 4 Arctic Terns & 5 Spotshanks. Horsey - 3 Ring Ouzels & 8 Common Cranes.

Tuesday 17 April 2012

Cley - 4 Spoonbills. Syderstone - 12 Ring Ouzels. Norwich - Bewick's Swan on river wensum.

Monday 16 April 2012

Barton Broad - RING NECKED DUCK (drake) & 2 Little Gulls. Heacham - SERIN. Cantley - Montagu's Harrier through + Water Pipit. Horsey - HOOPOE on Nelson head track. Titchwell - 2 Velvet Scoter & Crossbill. Cley - Hooded Crow & 6 Spoonbills. Claxton - 5 SEO's. Breydon - 2 Whimbrel. Ring Ouzels - Syderstone (7), Holme (5) & Cley (9).

Sunday 15 April 2012

Horsey - HOOPOE on Nelson head track. Ring Ouzels - Syderstone (14), Winterton, Roydon (9), Cley (10), Horsey (4) & Holkham. Ranworth - Osprey & Crane over. Great Massingham - Caspian Gull.

Saturday 14 April 2012

Titchwell - BLACK GUILLEMOT early morning only. Waxham - HOOPOE & SERIN at waxham sands holiday park. Ring Ouzels - Syderstone (20), Winterton (6), Waxham (4),Roydon (9), Horsey (6), Northrepps (3) & Cromer. Barton Broad - Little Gull. Fakenham - Red Kite. Ranworth - Osprey. Morston - Spoonbill. Stiffkey fen - 2 Little Gulls. Felbrigg - Whooper swan.

Friday 13 April 2012

Titchwell - BLACK GUILLEMOT, Osprey over, 4 Velvet Scoter, 2 RN Grebes, Red Kite, LRP, SEO, RC Pochard & Yellow Wag. Horsey/Waxham - HOOPOE flew north over Horsey ap CP then at waxham sands holiday park. Ring Ouzels - Winterton (6), Sidestrand (4), Felmingham (2), Cley (9), Roydon (2), Horsey (5), Syderstone & Martham. Sea Palling - White Wagtail. Lynford - 3 Hawfinches. Cley - Shorelark.

Thursday 12 April 2012

Waxham - HOOPOE still at waxham sands holiday park. Ring Ouzels - Cley (11), Snettisham CP (6), Waxham (5), Roydon (4), Horsey (5), Swanton Novers & Denver Sluice. Winterton - 3 Cranes. Barton Broad - Black-necked Grebe & 10 Common Terns. Holme - 3 Cranes & Redstart. Ranworth - Osprey. Holkham - 2 Red Kites. Wells - Yellow-legged Gull. Claxton - 2 SEO's. Welney - 2 Garganey. Ovington - Rough-leg Buzzard over.

Wednesday 11 April 2012

Waxham - HOOPOE still on waxham sands holiday park. Ring Ouzels - Cley (7), Blakeney (3), Roydon (3), Gorleston, Breydon, Trimingham & Holme. Titchwell - Osprey over, 4 Velvet Socter, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, RN Grebe, SEO, 2 RC Pochard, Red Kite & Swift. Horsey - 2 Cranes. Trimingham - Hooded Crow. Heacham - Cuckoo. Aylsham - Osprey over. Burnham Norton - Hen Harrier over.

Tuesday 10 April 2012

Sheringham - HOOPOE early a.m. Waxham/Horsey - HOOPOE still on holiday park then south of Horsey gap. Hopton - Black Redstart, 2 White wagtails & Bonxie. Blofield - Ring Ouzel. South Wooton - Red Kite. Winterton - RIng Ouzel. Barton Broad - 2 Little Terns & 3 Little Gulls. Titchwell - 4 Velvet Socter, 10 Long-tailed Ducks, RN Grebe, White wagtail & Water Pipit. Breydon - Hen Harrier, SEO & White Wagtail. Heacham - Ring Ouzel.

Monday 9 April 2012

Waxham - SERIN (a.m. only) & HOOPOE, Hooded Crow & White Wagtail around the campsite. Martham Broad - Osprey. Northrepps - Great Grey Shrike. Blofield - Ring Ouzel. Horsey - 4 Cranes. Heacham - Ring Ouzel. Berney marshes - Hen Harrier.

Sunday 8 April 2012

Ring Ouzels - Southrepps, Heacham (2), Blofiield, Blakeney point & Winterton north dunes. Sheringham - Glaucous Gull flew west c8am. Southrepps - Great Grey Shrike. Cromer - Spoonbill flew west. Cley - 4 Spoonbills & Sedge Warbler. Snettisham - Red Kite. Winterton - 2 Red Kites & SEO. Blakeney point - Spoonbill flew east. Barton Broad - 2 Little Gulls.

Saturday 7 April 2012

Northrepps - Great Grey Shrike. Titchwell - 11 Long-tailed Ducks, Red-necked Grebe, Water Pipit, 5 Velvet Scoter & RC Pochard. Gorleston - 2 Black Redstarts. Welney - Garganey. Lynford - Hawfinch. Cley - 3 Spoonbills. Sidestrand - Ring Ouzel. Blofield - Ring Ouzel.

Friday 6 April 2012

Lynford - possible Two-barred Crossbill (female). Sidestrand - Iceland Gull briefly & Ring Ouzel. Northrepps - Great Grey Shrike. Gorleston - Hawfinch. Hockwold washes - 2 Garganey. Cley - Spoonbill & Yellow wagtail.

Thursday 5 April 2012

North/Southrepps - Great Grey Shrike. Fakenham - Red Kite. Hockwold washes - 4 Garganey. Holme - Ring Ouzel. Titchwell - Water Pipit. Gorleston - Black Redstart.

Wednesday 4 April 2012

No news today ! Just lots of rain

Tuesday 3 April 2012

Strumpshaw - FERRUGINOUS DUCK & Water Pipit. Holme - Osprey (also over titchwell), Ring Ouzel & Snow Bunting. Sheringham - Glaucous Gull (also off Weybourne) & Black Redstart. Holkham - Ring Ouzel. Heacham - Red Kite. Burnham Overy dunes - Rough-leg Buzzard. Welney - 2 Garganey. Gramborough hill - Red Kite. Cley - Spoonbill. Barton Broad - Littel Gull. Titchwell - 9 Long-tailed Ducks, RC Pochard & 2 Red Kites.

Monday 2 April 2012

Kelling hard - RICHARD'S PIPIT tho elusive + Red Kite. Sheringham - Glaucous Gull (also off Salthouse & Weybourne). Holkham - Ring Ouzel & 2 Red Kites. Northrepps - Red Kite. Hickling - Crane & Water Pipit. Norwich - Black Redstart in private garden.

Sunday 1 April 2012

Kelling hard - RICHARD'S PIPIT for 4th day + Hen Harrier. Cromer - Ring Ouzel. Waxham - Black Redstart & White wag. Welney - Crane & Garganey. Sheringham - 5 Red Kites. Warham Greens - Hen Harrier (male). Burnham Overy dunes - 3 Red Kites. Titchwell - 2 Red Kites. Rockland Broad - 3 Short-eared Owls.