Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for May 2010

Monday 31 May 2010

Finally a mega in Norfolk, adult male TRUMPETER FINCH seen on blakeney point then presumably the same bird transferred to the north end of east bank for the afternoon. Other news the bluethroat was still singing at Welney

Sunday 30 May 2010

A passage of 8 Arctic Terns past Holme was about the only news of interest today.

Saturday 29 May 2010

A BEE-EATER paid a brief visit to Salthouse this morning, otherwise pretty quiet with the Bluethroat at Welney, Temminck's Stint at Cley and Spoonbill at Titchwell in the morning only.

Friday 28 May 2010

Late news of 2 RED FOOTED FALCONS over breydon mid afternoon. The welney White Spotted Bluethroat made a suprise reappearance after not being seen since the 19th and the male Red Backed Shrike is still at Salthouse.

Thursday 27 May 2010

A couple of good birds today, an uncooperative Icterine Warbler at Trimingham which only showed to its finder and a male Red Backed Shrike at Kelling Water Meadow then Salthouse. 2 Curlew Sandpipers early at Cley where a temminck's is still present and 2 Little Stints at Breydon.

Wednesday 26 May 2010

Desperate today with 2 Temminck's Stints still at Cley, Garganey at Hickling and Little Stint at Breydon.

Tuesday 25 May 2010

Highlight of the day goes to RED FOOTED FALCON over winterton dunes, also an Osprey over Holkham, still a few Temmincks Stints around, Cley (4) and Hickling (1), 6 Cranes flew over Cley and Salthouse and a Spoonbill on Hardley flood.

Monday 24 May 2010

Unfortunately no sign of the Savi's Warbler at stiffkey fen today, Temminck's Stints were still around with 3 at Cley and 2 at Titchwell.

Sunday 23 May 2010

SAVI'S WABLER - Stiffkey fen - heard around 8.30pm and again at 9.50pm when it showed for a few minutes, possibly the first sighting of Honey Buzzard in the breeding area, 2 Temmincks Stints still at Cley and 3 at Hickling, plus 3 fairly late records of Hen Harrier around the county

Saturday 22 May 2010

Highlights of the day were a flyover Bee-Eater over Kelling and a Bee-Eater & Honey Buzzard over Strumpshaw. There are still Teminck's Stints at four sites, Cley(2), Titchwell, Welney and Burnham Overy Marshes.

Friday 21 May 2010

Fairly quiet for new migrants today, just the remaining Red Necked Grebe at Gypsy lane Titchwell, 2 Temminck's Stints at Cley plus a distant fem Blue Headed Wagtail and late news of an Osprey over Winterton at midday

Thursday 20 May 2010

Burnham Overy Dunes