Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for April 2013

Tuesday 30 April 2013

Aylsham - White Stork again on the Bure Valley School playing field.

Barton Bendish - WOODCHAT SHRIKE still.

Titchwell - RC Pochard, White Wag & LT Duck.

Yarmouth - 2 White Storks of unknow origin west of town from A47.

Tuesday 30 April 2013

Barton Bendish - WOODCHAT SHRIKE still.

Cley - 2 Spoonbills.

Burgh Castle - 244 Yellow Wagtails in roost + 8 Arctic Terns.

Surlingham marsh - Redstart.

Titchwell - RC Pochard, White Wag & LT Duck.

Yarmouth - 2 White Storks of unknow origin west of town from A47.

Monday 29 April 2013

Brancaster - BLACK KITE flew west over at 9.20am. (also over B. Norton)

Aylsham - White Stork north of town along Cromer road late afternoon.

Barton Bendish - WOODCHAT SHRIKE still.

Burnham Norton - Garganey & Whinchat.

Cley - Spoonbill, Blue-headed Wagtail & 2 Whinchats.

Hardwick - SEO at airfield.

Burgh castle - 317 Yellow Wagtails to roost.

Hunstanton - 3 Crossbills over early morning.

Holme - Black Redstart & Redstart on the NOA reserve.

Sunday 28 April 2013

Ringstead - 2 Dotterel late a.m. only then flew north.

Barton Bendish - WOODCHAT SHRIKE again.

Cley - 2 Blue-headed Wagtails.

Blakeney - Ring Ouzel at Friary hills.

Thetford - Whinchat at Nunnery lakes NR.

Breydon - White Stork of unknow origin flew over, SEo & 3 Spotshanks.

Yarmouth - Firecrest in sainsbury's car park.

Holme - 2 Redstarts on the NOA reserve.

Saturday 27 April 2013

Barton Bendish - WOODCHAT SHRIKE again.

Burnham Norton - male Montagu's Harrier again.

Hickling broad - 2 Wood Sandpipers & Spotshank.

Berney marshes - Spoonbill.

Breydon - Whinchat along south wall.

Northrepps - 2 Ring Ouzels.

Thetford - Whinchat at Nunnery lakes NR.

Titchwell - 2 Little Gulls & RC Pochard.

Cley - Whinchat.

Gramborough hill - Whinchat.

Yarmouth - White Stork of unknow origin west of town from A47.

Friday 26 April 2013

Barton Bendish - WOODCHAT SHRIKE again.

Ormesby little broad - adult PURPLE HERON from platform 12-5.35pm

Thetford - PURPLE HERON flew west over A11 at 12.45pm.

Haddiscoe - Osprey flew NW over Thopre marshes.

Narborough - Osprey at Narford Hall.

Titchwell - 2 Little Gulls.

Cley - Spoonbill, 2 Garganey & Blue-headed Wagtail.

Strumpshaw - female Garganey form tower hide.

Yarmouth - 2 White Storks of unknow origin west of town from A47 + 2 Whinchats at north denes.

Thursday 25 April 2013

Kelling Water Meadow - CITRINE WAGTAIL 9.30am then flew west, also seen at Cley briefly.

Barton Bendish - WOODCHAT SHRIKE a.m. only.

Hunstaton - SERIN flew north early morning.

Welney - Great White Egret.

West Acre - Osprey over trout farm.

Barton Broad - 5 Black Terns & Arctic Tern.

Yarmouth - 2 White Storks of unknow origin west of town form A47.

Northrepps - 2 Ring Ouzels flew west.

Snettisham CP - 5 Mealy Redpoll & Redstart.

Blakeney - 6 Ring Ouzels at Friary hills.

Holme-next-the-sea - 3 Ring Ouzels, 2 Whinchats & Firecrest.

Cley - Spoonbill & Blue-headed Wagtail.

Breydon - 112 Whimbrel.

Gramborough hill - Hobby flew west.

Langham - 2 Waxwings.

Norwich - Nightingale still at Whittlingham CP.

Wednesday 24 April 2013

Northrepps - Ring Ouzel.

Sheringham - 2 Ring Ouzels.

Holme-next-the-sea - 3 Ring Ouzels & Firecrest.

Kelling - Hen Harrier.

Holkham - male Montagu's Harrier late afternoon.

Cley - Spoonbill.

Strumpshaw - 2 Garganey.

Horsford - 15+ Waxwing along Pyehurn lane.

Tuesday 23 April 2013

Cley - Spoonbill & Red-breasted Merg on the reserve.

Breydon - 2 White Storks of unknow origin, 28 Whimbrel & Spotshank.

Yarmouth - Black Redstart by pleasure beach.

Haddiscoe - 3 Cranes on Thopre marshes + Black Redstart.

Salthouse - Whinchat.

Monday 22 April 2013

Wormegay - Osprey drifted north over A134 at 8.45am.

Blickling - Wood Warbler in main car park at Hall briefly late afternoon.

Holme - 2 Whimbrel.

Sunday 21 April 2013

West Runton - Glaucous Gull.

East Dereham - Great White Egret north of dereham, 1m south of worthing church.

Acle - 2 White Storks of unknow origin over the acle straight this am.

Norwich - Redstart at UEA campus & 29 Waxwings in Taverham.

Filby broad - Slavonian Grebe.

Snettisham CP - Firecrest & Redstart.

Hockwold washes - 10 Whimbrel & 10 Bar-wits.

Northrepps - Ring Ouzel.

Winterton - Whinchat.

Hemsby - male Pied Flycatcher.

Felbrigg - Whinchat & Tree Pipit.

Titchwell - Whinchat, 9 Whimbrel, Spotshank, RC Pochard & 5 White Wags.

Burgh Castle - 2 Spotshanks.

Holme - Ring Ouzel, Redstart, Black Redstart, Tree Pipit & Firecrest.

Hunstaton - 7 Tree Pipits & 2 Crossbills over cliffs this morning.

Rockland Broad - Arctic Tern.

Holkham - 2 Redstarts.

Saturday 20 April 2013

Horsey - Great White Egret south of nelson's head track.

Norwich - Great White Egret again on Bowthorpe marshes near spire hospital.

Northrepps - 7 Common Cranes tracked west along coast as far as Titchwell.

Breydon - 11 Arctic Terns flew thru.

Colney GP's - Hobby.

Hickling - Arctic Tern & 8 White wags on rush hill scrape.

Waxham - Firecrest trapped & ringed.

Walsey hills - 2 Ring Ouzels + Redstart.

Titchwell - Whinchat, Hen Harrier & 8th crane over.

Snettisham CP - Redstart & White wag.

Hockwold washes - Garganey.

Holme - 3 Ring Ouzels, Redstart, Firecrest & Crane over.

Yarmouth - Black Redstart at pleasure beach.

Welney - 2 Cranes & 2 Garganey.

Horsford - 15+ Waxwing along Pyehurn lane.

Friday 19 April 2013

Northrepps - Montagu's Harrier ringtail flew west.

Winterton - Long-eared Owl still in south dunes + Redstart, Firecrest & Tree Pipit.

Hemsby - Long-eared Owl at king's loke.

Horsey - male Pied Flycatcher.

Wells woods - Pied Fly.

Holme - 4 Redstarts & Ring Ouzel.

Berney marshes - 2 White Storks probable escapes.

Halvergate island 2 Common Cranes over plus the Storks

Bradwell - 3 Common Cranes over.

Hickling - 3 Garganey.

Hardley flood- 3 Arctic Terns.

Filby broad - Slavonian Grebe.

Burgh Castle - Ring Ouzel & SPotshank.

Norwich - 2 Arctic Terns still at Whittlignham CP & 38 Waxwings in Taverham on kingswood avenue.

Yarmouth - Firecrest in cemetery & 2 Black Redstarts on south beach.

Shereford - Redstart.

Gramborough hill - 2 Whinchats + Redstart.

Titchwell - Whinchat.

Welney - 2 Cranes.

Thursday 18 April 2013

Yarmouth - White Stork west of town north of A47 from gate 80 early evening, probable escape?

Sculthorpe - Osprey.

Kelling WM - Blue-headed Wagtail & c40 White Wagtails.

Salthouse - Blue-headed Wagtail (same bird?)

Hemsby - 2 Spotted Flycatchers.

Norwich - 25 Waxwings briefly by the playhouse.

Hunstaton - 4 Tree Pipits, 2 Crossbills, Hobby & Whimbrel over.

Welney - 2 Garganey.

Arctic Terns - Whittlignham CP Norwich(18), Barton Broad(8), Hardley Flood(3), Wroxham Broad(2), Colney GP's(2) & Hunstanton.

Wednesday 17 April 2013

South Lopham - ALPINE SWIFT over Lopham fen early evening.

Breydon - White Stork of unknown origin flew south c9am, Spoonbill & Hen Harrier.

Holkham - Great White Egret on freshmarsh.

Horsey gap - Rough-leg Buzzard over.

Waxham - Blue-headed Wagtail.

Colney GP's - Arctic Tern.

Burnham Overy Marshes - 3 Garganey.

Holme - 4 Ring Ouzels.

Winterton - Hooded Crow, 3 Common Cranes, Woodlark over & 2 Hen Harriers.

Sidestrand - 3 Ring Ouzels.

Strumpshaw - Garganey.

Cley - Jack Snipe, Water Pipit & 3 pale Bellied Brents.

Norwich - 20 Waxwings at Bates greeen.

Salthouse - Snow Bunting.

Titchwell - RC Pochard & Spotshank.

Bradwell - 7 Waxwings.

Tuesday 16 April 2013

Winterton - PURPLE HERON north duens early am only, Rough-leg Buzzard over and Long-eared Owl still in south dunes.

Hopton - male BLUETHROAT singing on undercliff mid morning only + Firecrest.

West Winch - 2 Osprey flew over.

Pentney - 2 Arctic Terns.

Ring Ouzels - Winterton(4), Kelling WM(3), Titchwell(2), Wighton & Hunstanton(2).

Cley - 4 Firecrests.

Holme - Firecrest.

Norwich - 2 Bitterns flew over Whittlingham CP +Nightingale still singing  and 30 Waxwings along Turner road.

Snettisham CP - 2 Bean Geese reported? + SEO.

Monday 15 April 2013

Happisburgh - SERIN flew south at 7.30am + Glaucous Gull in field at Doggett's lane.

Kirby Bedon - Wryneck.

Trimingham - juv WHITE TAILED EAGLE reported flying high over beach in afternoon.

Hunstaton - 12 Ring Ouzels & 11 Tree Pipits flew over cliffs this morning.

Cley - Blue-headed Wagtail.

Northrepps - Black Redstart & White Wag.

West Somerton - Black Redstart.

Strumpshaw - Ring Ouzel, Garganey & 2 Med Gulls.

Hopton - Black Redstart & Yellow Wag.

Thetford - Redstart & 6 Crossbills.

Breydon - Hen Harrier.

Denver sluice - Grasshopper Warbler & Whitethroat.

Sheringham - Black Redstart.

Holme - 3 Firecrests.

Breydon - White Wagtail, 3 Whimbrel & Whitethroat.

Whittlingham CP (Norwich)- Nightingale.

Titchwell - Long-tailed Duck.

Winterton - 3 SEO's early evening.

Barton Broad - 2 Little Gulls.

Sunday 14 April 2013

Horsey - RED FLANKED BLUETAIL just north of horsey gap car park, probable Jack Snipe flushed, Firecrest & Hen Harrier.

Sidestrand - Iceland Gull flew west (also past Kelling & Titchwell) + Woodlark & Black Redstart.

Winterton - 2 Long-eared Owls, 5 SEO's, Redstart, Black Redstart, 2 Common Cranes over & a Swift.

Gorleston - Long-eared Owl at Beacon park & Hawfinch.

Cley - Blue-headed Wagtail, 2 White wags & Purple Sandpiper + Firecrest at Walsey hills.

Hockwold - Garganey.

Ring Ouzels - Weybourne, Winterton(2), West Runton, Bradwell(2), Holme(2) & Yarmouth Cemy.

Holme - Black Redstart.

Breydon - White Wagtail, 3 Whimbrel & Whitethroat.

Thetford - 19 Waxwings.

Beeston Regis - Waxwing.

Barton Broad - ad Little Gull.

Cromer - c5000 Blackbirds flew east over in early evening.

Saturday 13 April 2013

Snettisham CP - Great White Egret flew over.

Buckenham - 2 Knot, Sedge Warbler & Woodlark.

Hockwold - Garganey.

Cley - Spoonbill, Garganey, Purple Sandpiper & White Wagtail.

Rockland Broad - 2 Garganey.

Horsey - 8 Common Cranes.

West Runton - Jack Snipe.

Black Redstarts - Holme, Winterton(2), Gorleston, Yarmouth Cemy & Waxwham.

Ring Ouzels - Snettisham CP(3), Heacham, Hickling Broad, Holme(2), Hemsby & West Runton.

Holme - Firecrest & 2 Tree Pipits.

Winterton - SEO & Redstart.

Waxham - 2 Little Terns.

Bradwell - Hen Harrier.

Holkham - Bittern flew south over the bay.

Whittlingham CP (Norwich) - Kittiwake.

Hunstanton - Woodlark flew south over cliffs early a.m.

Friday 12 April 2013

Titchwell - Osprey flew over + Hen Harrier.

Cley - Stone Curlew over the reserve + Purple Sandpiper.

Yarmouth - Goshawk flew west over cemetery 3pm.

Black Redstarts - Winterton, Salthouse, Heacham(2), Beeston bump, Beeston Regis, Cley & Yarmouth cemetery.

Ring Ouzels - Weybourne, Heacham & Northrepps.

Barton Broad - Arctic Tern, 4 Little Gulls & 3 Common Scoter.

Wells - Redstart.

Winterton - Woodlark in north dunes.

Buckenham - Garganey.

Waxham - Hen Harrier & Whimbrel.

Welney - Garganey.

Norwich - 12 Waxwings on Christchurch rd. at earlham road end & 7 on St. Clements hill.

Stiffkey marshes - SEO.

Colney GP's - Little Gull.

Hopton - Firecrest along cliff tops.

Thursday 11 April 2013

Winterton - 2nd winter Iceland Gull on beach.

Edgefield tip - Glaucous Gull.

Barton Broad - Little Gull & Scaup.

Winterton - 2 Black Redstarts in north dunes.

Weybourne - Ring Ouzel.

Beeston Bump - Black Redstart.

Welney - 3 Garganey.

Hemsby - 2 Waxwings.

Bittering - 2 Common Cranes flew over.

Cley - Purple Sandpiper.

Wednesday 10 April 2013

Barton Broad - Arctic Tern, 6 Little Gulls & Scaup.

Burnham Overy Dunes - Ring Ouzel.

Weybourne - Ring Ouzel.

Sea Palling - Glaucous Gull.

Beeston - Black Redstart west of Bump on putting green.

Old Hunstanton - Black Redstart.

Breydon - Black Redstart & Hen Harrier.

Norwich - Med Gull in eaton park & Spotted Redshank at Bowthorpe marsh.

Welney - Hen Harrier.

Tuesday 9 April 2013

Ring Ouzels - Kelling, Burnham Overy Dunes & Weybourne.

Holme - 2 Garganey on redwell marsh.

Sea Palling - Glaucous Gull, 2 Purple Sandpipers & Snow Bunting.

Blakeney - Hen Harrier over marsh & 2 Snow Buntings on point.

Yarmouth - 2 Black Redstarts & 14 Waxwings.

Cley - Purple Sandpiper.

Costessey - Jack Snipe.

Titchwell - Long-tailed Duck & Spotshank.

Monday 8 April 2013

Glaucous Gulls - Edgefield, Sea Palling & Breydon.

Winterton - Goshawk flew south early morning.

Welney - Black-necked Grebe still.

Snettisham CP - 2 Common Cranes in field east of sea wall early evening.

Yarmouth - 13 Waxwings opposite pleasure beach on Harbord cres.

Burnham Overy staithe - Spoonbill over.

Sandringham - Golden Pheasant.

Titchwell - 2 Long-tailed Ducks.

Gorleston - Velvet Scoter on sea.

Sunday 7 April 2013

Burnham Overy marsh - male RED FLANKED BLUETAIL reported on fence along path to dunes?

Glaucous Gulls - Edgefield tip, Sea Palling and past Cley & Hemsby.

Welney - 3 Common Cranes, Black-necked Grebe & 2 Scaup.

Winterton - Black Redstart & SEO.

Holme - Black Redstart.

Hemsby - Tree Pipit over.

Horsey - Woodlark & Hen Harrier.

Oremsby St. Margaret - male Hen Harrier over.

Great Massingham - Ring Ouzel.

Cromer - Ring Ouzel.

Cley - Purple Sandpiper.

Saturday 6 April 2013

Kelling heath - WHITE TAILED EAGLE flew east over late morning, then tracked along east coast and in to Suffolk.

Breydon - WHITE STORK flew over, 17 Little Gulls & Whimbrel.

Welney - Black-necked Grebe still & 2 Scaup.

Sea Palling - Glaucous Gull still.

Egmere - Great Grey Shrike still + Hen Harrier.

Sandringham - Golden Pheasant.

Hemsby - Great Northern Diver & Little Gull.

Yarmouth - 2 Garganey at Bure park

Horsey - Hen Harrier & SEO.

Sheringham - Puffin & Purple Sandpiper..

Titchwell - Hen Harrier.

Salthouse - 3 Snow Buntings.

Acle - Whooper Swan.

Friday 5 April 2013

Welney - Black-necked Grebe still & Garganey.

Hockwold washes - Spoonbill circled over.

Sheringham - 3 Little Gulls & Arctic Skua.

Yarmouth - 2 Garganey at Bure park

Norwich - 8 Waxwings off Dereham road on Douro place & 15 still by playhouse theatre.

Thetford - 7 Waxwings behind wilkinson's car park mid afternoon.

Thursday 4 April 2013

Yarmouth - Long-eared Owl & 2 Garganey at Bure park

Edgefield - Glaucous Gull in field opposite landfill site.

Burgh Castle - Black Redstart.

Cley - 15 Crossbills flew south over village.

Norwich - 20 Waxwings still by playhouse theatre.

Taverham - c40 Waxwings flew over late afternoon.

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

Breydon - Snow Bunting along south wall.

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Salthouse - Glaucous Gull 2w along beach.

Egmere - Great Grey Shrike.

Yarmouth - 2 Garganey still at Bure park,

Cley - Purple Sandpiper.

Norwich - 8 Waxwings still by playhouse theatre.

Gorleston - 4 Little Gulls.

Tuesday 2 April 2013

Roydon Common - WHITE TAILED EAGLE flew over NW at 6.30pm

Edgefield - Glaucous Gull in field opposite landfill site.

Welney - Black-necked Grebe still & 3 Common Cranes.

Sea Palling - 2 Glaucous Gulls still + Caspian Gull and 12 Purple Sandpipers.

Haddiscoe island - Rough-leg Buzzard.

Yarmouth - 2 Garganey at Bure park

Cley - 3 Puffins on sea, Purple Sandpiper, 5 Pale bellied Brent Geese & 9 Little Gulls offshore.

Norwich - 12 Waxwings on Dereham road behind blockbuster & 5 still by playhouse theatre.

Titchwell - Long-tailed Duck & Hen Harrier.

Salthouse - Snow Bunting.

Monday 1 April 2013

Kelling - Grey Phalarope flew past at 8.20am.

Cantley - Whimbrel flew over.

Sea Palling - 3 juv Glaucous Gulls still.

Yarmouth - 2 Garganey at Bure park

Sheringham - Glaucous Gull (also Cromer) + Arctic Skua.

Egmere - Great Grey Shrike.

Breydon - White wagtail.

Buckenham - 2 Water Pipits.

Salthouse - Snow Bunting still.

Norwich - 30 Waxwings by playhouse theatre.

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