Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for April 2014

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Hickling Broad - Glossy Ibis on Rush Hill Scrape, +Spoonbill, Garganey
Winterton - Hoopoe in North Dunes; 9 Common Cranes flew over
Glandford - Wood Warbler at sewage works
Salthouse - Richard's Pipit still at Gramborough Hill
Choseley - 4 Dotterels again on Chalkpit Lane
Blakeney Point - Wryneck still E of Halfway House
Cley - Redstart, 2 White Wagtails
Holme - Redstart, Turtle Dove
Caister - 2 Ring Ouzels
Horsey - Ring Ouzel, 50 Whimbrel

Tuesday 29 April 2014

Santon Downham - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL at St Helen's picnic site
Choseley - 4 Dotterel again on Chalkpit Lane
Kelling WM - Jack Snipe
Salthouse - Richard's Pipit still at Gramborough Hill
Strumpshaw Fen - Little Gull
Buckenham Marshes - 2 Garganey
Cley - Spoonbill
Hickling Broad - Spoonbill
Rockland Broad - 2 Arctic Terns
Burnham Overy - Wryneck, Whinchat, 4 Arctic Terns in Dunes; 2 Ring Ouzels on grazing marshes
Snettisham Coastal Park - Ring Ouzel
Wells Woods - Scaup still on boating lake, Ring Ouzel
Blakeney Point - Wryneck, Ring Ouzel, 2 Redstarts, Merlin
Holme - Redstart
Breydon Water - 2 Spotted Redshanks, 9 Arctic Terns flew E
Winterton - Ring Ouzel
Sheringham - Redstart
West Runton - Redstart

Monday 28 April 2014

Lynford - 2 TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS still at arboretum
Sheringham - 2 Purple Sandpipers
Buckenham Marshes - 2 White Storks reported flew over
Wells - Scaup on boating lake
Horsey - Ring Ouzel, Whinchat at Nelson Head track
Breydon Water - 3 Spotted Redshanks
Blakeney Point - Wryneck, Ring Ouzel, Redstart, Tree Pipit + 3 Spoonbills flew W
Hemsby - Ring Ouzel
Titchwell - Hobby, Spoonbill, Redstart

Sunday 27 April 2014

Lynford - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL still at arboretum
Holme - Little Bunting
Barton Broad - Arctic Tern
Titchwell - Ring Ouzel, Redstart, Whinchat
Happisburgh - Whinchat
Martham Broad - Osprey flew towards Horsey
Horsey Gap - Osprey, 40+ Whimbrel
Burgh Castle - 2 Spotted Redshanks, Spoonbill
Somerton Holmes - Ring Ouzel
Stiffkey Fen - ad Yellow-legged Gull
Blakeney Point - Wryneck at Halfway House
Choseley - Turtle Dove at drying barns
Hemsby - 2 Arctic Terns flew out to sea, Tree Pipit
Snettisham Coastal Park - Ring Ouzel, Whinchat
Thornham Point - Hen Harrier
Breydon Water - Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Black Terns flew E, Osprey flew E, Spoonbill
Acle - presumed escape White Stork flew W

Saturday 26 April 2014

Holme - ALPINE ACCENTOR early am only, + Ring Ouzel, Redstart, 4 Tree Pipits
Hickling Broad - Glossy Ibis on Rush Hill Scrape, +Wood Sandpiper
Choseley - 4 Dotterel
Blakeney Point - Wryneck, Redstart
Titchwell - Spoonbill
Sidestrand - Ring Ouzel, 3 Tree Pipits
Winterton - Redstart in South Dunes, 3 Ring Ouzels in North Dunes
Cley - 2 Wood Sandpipers flew W
West Runton - Blue-headed Wagtail
Snettisham Coastal Park - Ring Ouzel
Holkham - Pied Flycatcher at west end of pines
Norwich - Hawfinch flew W over Sherbourne Place
Horsey - 2 Garganey flew S

Friday 25 April 2014

Choseley - Turtle Dove at drying barns
Burnham Overy Dunes - Tree Pipit
Thetford - Whinchat at Nunnery Lakes (permit only)
Titchwell - Garganey, Spotted Redshank, 2 Red-crested Pochards
Horsey Gap - Redstart
Winterton - Redstart, 2 Ring Ouzels in North Dunes
Norwich - Ring Ouzel on UEA sports pitch

Thursday 24 April 2014

Rockland Broad - WHISKERED TERN until 7.25pm
Hickling Broad - Glossy Ibis on Rush Hill Scrape, +Wood Sandpiper
Stiffkey - Black Brant on Greens
Hardley Flood - 2 Arctic Terns
Blakeney Point - Wryneck
Titchwell - 2 Garganey
Snettisham Coastal Park - Ring Ouzel
Holme - Redstart
Breydon Water - 2 Little Gulls
Blakeney - 2 Ring Ouzels at Friary Hills
Winterton - Black Redstart, 6+ Ring Ouzels, 7 Common Cranes flew E

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Lynford - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL still at arboretum, +50 Crossbills
Snettisham Coastal Park - Whinchat, 2 Redstarts
Holkham Park - White Wagtail, Little Tern by Lake
Salthouse - Richard's Pipit still at Gramborough Hill, +Black Redstart, 2 Whinchats
Winterton - Wryneck, 2 Ring Ouzels in North Dunes
Strumpshaw Fen - Garganey, Grasshopper Warbler

Tuesday 22 April 2014

Lynford - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL still at arboretum
Welney - Great White Egret
Snettisham Coastal Park - Twite
Buckenham Marshes - 2 Garganey, 2 Whimbrel, Bar-tailed Godwit
Blakeney Point - Redstart in plantation
Cley - Spoonbill, Little Gull, Hobby flew W
Weybourne - Black Redstart
Hemsby - 3 Tree Pipits
Breydon Water - 2 Spotted Redshanks
Great Yarmouth - 2 Pied Flycatchers in cemetery
Beeston Bump - Hooded Crow flew E, 2 Ring Ouzels, Nightingale, White Wagtail
West Harling Heath - Ring Ouzel
Winterton - 6 Ring Ouzels still at North Dunes
Thetford - Ring Ouzel at Nunnery Lakes (permit only)

Monday 21 April 2014

Thornham - Hoopoe west of Ringstead Road
Hickling Broad - Glossy Ibis on Rush Hill Scrape early am, 23 Whimbrel, 2 Arctic Terns
Welney - 2 Great White Egrets
Salthouse - Richard's Pipit again at Gramborough Hill
Lynford - 10 Crossbills, 2 Brambling at arboretum
West Runton - Ring Ouzel early am
Ringland Hills - probable Hen Harrier flew NNW
Burgh Castle - 5 Spotted Redshanks
Horsey - 2 Crossbills
Beeston Regis - 2 Whimbrels flew W

Sunday 20 April 2014

Lynford - 3 TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS at arboretum still
Hickling Broad - Glossy Ibis on Rush Hill Scrape then flew E, Spotted Redshank
Thorpe Marshes - Short-eared Owl
Blakeney Point - 4 Arctic Terns
Sculthorpe Moor - Hen Harrier flew NE
Hopton-on-Sea - 15 Arctic Terns flew N, Great Skua, Whimbrel
Titchwell - 2 Garganey, Little Gull
Northrepps - Ring Ouzel in garden
Winterton - 5 Ring Ouzels in North Dunes
Snettisham Coastal Park - Ring Ouzel, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, Whimbrel
Holkham - 12 Mediterranean Gulls west of Lady Ann's Drive

Saturday 19 April 2014

Lynford - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL still at arboretum
Thorpe Marshes - 3 Short-eared Owls
Roydon Common - 3+ Ring Ouzels
Hickling Broad - Spotted Redshank on Rush Hills Scrape
Sheringham - Velvet Scoter flew E
Titchwell - Spoonbill, Little Gull, Spotted Redshank
Holme - Spoonbill, Hooded Crow flew W
Winterton - 2 Ring Ouzels in North Dunes
Snettisham Coastal Park - Redstart, Ring Ouzel, 2 Whimbrel

Friday 18 April 2014

Lynford - 2 TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS still at arboretum
Welney - 2 Great White Egrets
Thorpe Marshes - 2 Short-eared Owls
Horsey - 2 Ring Ouzels
Beeston Common - Ring Ouzel
Stoke Ferry - 10 Garganey
East Wretham - Redstart
Colney GPs - Arctic Tern
Holme - Ring Ouzel
Titchwell - Spotted Redshank
Cley - Spoonbill, Grasshopper Warbler
Waxham - 2 Ring Ouzels, Whitethroat
Snettisham Coastal Park - 2 Ring Ouzels
Winterton - 5 Ring Ouzels in North Dunes, 1 in South Dunes

Thursday 17 April 2014

Lynford - 2+ TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS still at arboretum
Horsey - Red-rumped Swallow flew S at 10.10am, 2 Ring Ouzels
Welney - 2 Great White Egrets
West Runton - Whinchat early am
Holme
- Ring Ouzel
Felmingham - 4 Dotterel then flew W
Holkham - 2 Garganey from Joe Jordan hide, Firecrest in pines
Burnham Overy Dunes - Short-eared Owl, 5 Ring Ouzels, 13 Yellow Wagtails, Spotted Redshank
Cley - 'Channel' Wagtail in Eye Field
Snettisham Coastal Park - 3 Ring Ouzels, Whimbrel, Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Whitethroats
Breydon Water - Spoonbill, 17 Whimbrel, Little Tern
Winterton - Redstart, 2 Ring Ouzels
Northrepps - Ring Ouzel

Wednesday 16 April 2014

Lynford - 2 TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS, 70+ Common Crossbills still at arboretum
Welney - Great White Egret
Snetterton - Great White Egret flew S over A11 at 10.15am
Sheringham - 2 Purple Sandpipers by Crown Inn
Pentney GPs - summer plumage Slavonian Grebe
Holme - Common Redstart male
Walsey Hills - Ring Ouzel
Hockwold Washes - 2 Garganey
Strumpshaw Fen - 2 Garganey, Little Gull still
Barton Broad - Little Gull still
Horsey - 9 Common Cranes over at 11.30
Winterton - Ring Ouzel still in North Dunes

Tuesday 15 April 2014

Lynford - 2+ TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS still at arboretum
Burgh Castle - 3 Short-eared Owls
Horsey - Black Redstart on drainage pump
Choseley - Ring Ouzel still N of drying barns
Burnham Overy Dunes - Ring Ouzel still
Rockland St Mary - 2 Common Cranes flew NE at 4.25pm
Strumpshaw Fen - 2 Common Cranes, +2 Garganey, Little Gull, Bittern

Monday 14 April 2014

Lynford - 2+ TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS still at arboretum
Burnham Overy Dunes - Ring Ouzel still
Choseley - 3 Rung Ouzels still, north of drying barns
Strumpshaw - Little Gull still
Winterton - Ring Ouzel still North Dunes

Sunday 13 April 2014

Lynford - 4 TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS still at arboretum, White-tailed Eagle flew SW at 3.18pm
Gillingham - possible White-tailed Eagle flew N at 10.45am
Felbrigg Hall - Red-rumped Swallow again over lake until c.10am only + Ring Ouzel
Sheringham - Purple Sandpiper still near Crown pub
Titchwell - 6+ Velvet Scoters still, Spotted Redshank, 2 Red-crested Pochards
Strumpshaw Fen - Little Gull still
Stiffkey Fen - Wood Sandpiper (heard only)
Choseley - 5 Ring Ouzels in hedges north of drying barns
Snettisham Country Park - 2 Ring Ouzels still
Breydon Water - Garganey drake by North Wall
Winterton - Hooded Crow in North Dunes, +Ring Ouzel still

Saturday 12 April 2014

Felbrigg Hall - Red-rumped Swallow over lake, then flew W
Lynford - 2+ TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS, 55 Common Crossbills, Hawfinch
Horsey - Hooded Crow
Breydon Water - 2 Garganey
Trimingham - Hooded Crow, then flew SW
Burnham Overy Dunes - 2 Ring Ouzels still
West Runton - Hooded Crow, then flew W
Holme - Firecrest at NOA. Unconfirmed report of Black Kite flew S at 9am
Titchwell - 2 Garganey, 3 Ring Ouzels flew W, 19 Velvet Scoters on sea
Strumpshaw Fen - 2 Garganey, Little Gull
Sheringham - 48 Crossbills flew SW
Winterton - Redstart, 3 Ring Ouzels in North Dunes
Snettisham - Redstart, 3 Ring Ouzels

Friday 11 April 2014

Strumpshaw Fen - 2 Garganey, Little Gull
Burnham Overy Dunes - 3 Ring Ouzels
Cley - 3 White Wagtails in Eye Field
Titchwell - 2 Garganey, 7 Red-crested Pochards
Happisburgh - Ring Ouzel flew towards Cart Gap
Roydon Common - 2 Ring Ouzels
Snettisham - Cuckoo at Coastal Park
Heacham - Ring Ouzel at South Beach
Sheringham - Black Redstart
Winterton - 2 Ring Ouzels in North Dunes still

Thursday 10 April 2014

Lynford - 3 TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS at Arboretum still, 2+ Hawfinches
Holme - Black Kite reported again, Raven
Beeston Common - Raven flew east at 2.15pm, then back west
Holkham Bay - 9 Velvet Scoter with 6,000 Common Scoter
Snettisham - 2 Garganey
Winterton - Wryneck, 3 Ring Ouzels, Hooded Crow, Jack Snipe
Breydon Water - 2 Common Cranes flew north, landed on Halvergate Marshes
Great Yarmouth - Black Redstart in cemetery south section
Cley - Common Crane flew west, 2 White Wagtails
Sidestrand - Ring Ouzel flew west, Mealy Redpoll
Titchwell - 2 Garganey, 12 Velvet Scoter

Wednesday 9 April 2014

Lynford - 1+ TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS still at Arboretum
Scolt Head - Black Kite flew west early afternoon
Holme - Black Kite drifted east at 1.52pm, Raven briefly midday
Choseley - Raven flew NW over village, Ring Ouzel at drying barns
Horsey - Hooded Crow flew south + Spoonbill
Welney - Common Crane, Spotted Redshank
North Tuddenham - Rough-legged Buzzard flew west
Beeston Common - Osprey flew south
Titchwell - 2 Little Gulls
Sidestrand - Ring Ouzel, Tree Pipit
Heacham - 3 Ring Ouzels at South Beach
Thetford - Ring Ouzel at Nunnery Lakes (permit only)
Haddiscoe Island - Osprey
Winterton - 2 Ring Ouzels still North Dunes

Tuesday 8 April 2014

Lynford - 2 TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS still, 2+ Crossbills at Arboretum
Horsey - Common Crane south of Mill, west of B1159
Barton Broad - 3 Little Gulls
Burgh Flats - 3 Spotted Redshank
Colney GPs - Little Gull briefly, then flew E
Wells - 5 Med Gulls at harbour
Winterton - Hooded Crow, 2 Ring Ouzels in North Dunes, Short-eared Owl, Crossbill

Monday 7 April 2014

Cley NWT - Spoonbill on Billy's Wash
Wells - 12 Med Gulls at harbour
Holkham - c15 Med Gulls
Titchwell RSPB - Little Gull
Winterton - 2 Common Cranes, Hooded Crow, 2 Ring Ouzels

Sunday 6 April 2014

Lynford - 2 TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS, + 1st winter Two-barred Crossbill or hybrid, still at arboretum
Haddiscoe Island - Rough-legged Buzzard still, viewable from Waveney Forest
Hemsby - Ring Ouzel
Welney WWT - 2 Garganey
Winterton - up to 7 Ring Ouzels (6 North Dunes, 1 South Dunes) + Short-eared Owl, Hooded Crow, White Wagtail
Titchwell RSPB - Garganey
Barton Broad - Common Scoter

Saturday 5 April 2014

Lynford - 3+ TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS at arboretum
Caister-on-Sea - Black Redstart
Burnham Norton - Rough-legged Buzzard reported
Wells - Shag + Yellow-legged Gull in harbour
Burnham Market/Burnham Thorpe - Ring Ouzel, 6 Med Gulls
Salthouse - probable Richard's Pipit again Gramborough Hill
Burgh Castle - Short-eared Owl
Winterton - 3 Ring Ouzels in north dunes + Woodlark
Breydon Water - Common Crane over North Wall marshes
Cromer - Hooded Crow flew east
Waxham - Hooded Crow + hybrid, Woodlark, White Wagtail
Happisburgh - Hooded Crow, Ring Ouzel flew south
West Runton - Hooded Crow flew west, + Ring Ouzel
Cley - Black Redstart at beach car park, Hen Harrier flew east
Burnham Overy Staithe - Great Grey Shrike + White Wagtail

Friday 4 April 2014

Snettisham Coastal Park - 2 Ring Ouzels
Trimingham - Serin, presumed escape with white ring
Poringland - Black Redstart
Thornham Bank - 3 Snow Geese
Holme NOA - Firecrest trapped + ringed
Waxham - Ring Ouzel north of pipe dump
Denver Sluice - Rough-legged Buzzard reported
Titchwell - 11 Velvet Scoter, Little Gull, Spotted Redshank. Spoonbill flew to Thornham Marsh
Cley - Black Redstart still in cemetery
Winterton - Ring Ouzel in North Dunes

Thursday 3 April 2014

Wiveton - male Redstart briefly
Titchwell - Whimbrel, 2 Velvet Scoters, Little Gull
Cantley Marshes - Great White Egret flew E
Rockland St Mary - Great White Egret flew back towards Cantley
Salthouse - Snow Bunting
Filby Broad - Slavonian Grebe still
Upton Broad - drake Garganey
Cley - Black Redstart in churchyard, Osprey flew N over the Hangs, male Hen Harrier in evening
Thetford - Red-crested Pochard at Nunnery Lakes (permit only)

Wednesday 2 April 2014

Welney WWT - 2 Garganey
Filby Broad
- Slavonian Grebe still
Barton Broad
- 2 Little Gulls
Cley
- Black Redstart in churchyard
Great Yarmouth
- Black Redstart at South Denes
Burgh Castle - 2 Spotted Redshanks

Tuesday 1 April 2014

Burgh Castle - Rough-leg Buzzard still.

Cley - Hooded Crow in field at north of Old woman's lane at 4pm then flew west.

Filby broad - Slavonian Grebe + 4 Little Gulls.

Gt. Yarmouth - 2 Black Redstarts at the Cemetery.

Titchwell - 13 Velvet Scoter.

Winterton - Short-eared Owl.

Sidestrand - 2 White-fronted Geese flew east.

Reedham - Little Gull.