Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for May 2011

Tuesday 31 May 2011

Cley - Shorelark & 4 Spoonbills. Ranworth - Osprey. Burnham mkt. - Quail. Burnham Norton - Quail. Welney - White-spotted bluethroat & 2 Garganey.

Monday 30 May 2011

BEE-EATER over Overstrand, Northrepps & Cromer. Titchwell - Spoonbill, Curlew Sandpiper & Wood Sand. Welney - Garganey. Ospreys over Cockshoot Broad, Hickling & Ranworth. Swanton Novers - Quail. North Creake - Quail. Choseley - Quail. Horsey - Montagu's Harrier over.

Sunday 29 May 2011

Titchwell - Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Gulls & 2 Garganey. Cley - Shorelark & 5 Little Gulls. Sculthorpe - Osprey. North Creake - Quail. Welney - 2 Red-necked Phalarope & Garganey.

Saturday 28 May 2011

Breydon - BROAD BILLED SANDPIPER, 2 Little Stints & 3 Spoonbills. Kelling - Wood Sandpiper. Cley - 2 Spoonbills, Shorelark, 2 Little Gulls & Little Stint. Overstrand - Great Northern Diver. Ranworth - Osprey. Titchwell - Curlew Sandpiper.

Friday 27 May 2011

Breydon - BROAD BILLED SANDPIPER. Welney - White-spotted Bluethroat & Garganey. Kelling - Spoonbill & Quail. Cley - Shorelark, Little Gull & Little Stint. Choseley - 3 Quail singing.

Thursday 26 May 2011

Cley - 3 Spoonbills early a.m. and Whinchat. Kelling - Wood Sandpiper.

Wednesday 25 May 2011

Cley - Ortolan Bunting reported late p.m, Spoonbill, Wood Sandpiper, Honey Buzzard over & 2 Common Cranes over. Several Red Kites along the north coast between West RUnton & Wells. Ranworth - Osprey. Swanton Novers - Honey Buzzard. Holme - Spoonbill.

Tuesday 24 May 2011

Yarmouth - BLACK KITE over. Cley - BONAPARTE'S GULL ? early a.m., COMMON ROSEFINCH on walsey hills early a.m only, 3 Spoonbill, 3 Little Stints, Shorelark & Goldem Oriole singing south of village in glaven valley early a.m. North Creake - Quail singing. Brancaster Staithe - Honey Buzzard flew over.

Monday 23 May 2011

BONAPARTE'S GULL at Cley mid afternoon and then Salthouse early evening. Walsey Hills - COMMON ROSEFINCH. Cley - Caspian Gull, Spoonbill, 3 Little Stints & Shorelark. Titchwell - Curlew Sandpiper, Spoonbill & 2 Red Kites. Hickling - 3 Temminck's Stints.

Sunday 22 May 2011

Cley - BONAPARTE'S GULL flew over, Spoonbill, Little Stint & Shorelark. Salthouse heath - Golden Oriole singing a.m. Kelling heath - Arctic Skua over! Kelling - Wood Sandpiper. Ranworth Broad - Osprey. Sculthorpe - Honey Buzzard over. North Creake - Red Kite.

Saturday 21 May 2011

Wiveton - Golden Oriole (early am). Burnham Norton - Red-necked Phalarope, Quail & Wood Sandpiper. Honey Buzzards over - Stiffkey, Holme & Overstrand. West Runton - Blue-headed Wagtail. North repps- 2 Cranes over. Cley - Shorelark, 2 Garganey. Kelling - Wood Sandpiper. Breydon - Manx Shearwater. Salthouse - Whinchat.

Friday 20 May 2011

Swanton Novers - Osprey. Burnham Norton - Red-necked Phalarope, Y-L Gull & 2 Quail. Stiffkey fen - Curlew Sandpiper. Titchwell - Osprey over. Cley - 2 Shorelarks, 5 Spoonbills, Whinchat & Garganey. Welney - White-spotted Bluethroat & Garganey. Blakeney - Pied Flycatcher.

Thursday 19 May 2011

Burnham Norton - Red-necked Phalarope. Ranworth broad - Osprey. Stiffkey fen - 2 Curlew Sandpipers. Titchwell - 3 Temminck's Stints, Spoonbill & RC Pochard. Cley - 2 Shorelarks, 11 Spoonbills, Garganey & Wood Sandpiper.

Wednesday 18 May 2011

GULL BILLED TERN flew past Kelling in a.m then settled at Titchwell in p.m also spent time feeding inland from Thornham. Cley - 10 Spoonbills, 2 Shorelarks, Temminck's Stint & 2 Garganey. Titchwell - 3 Temminck's Stints, 2 Spoonbills, Curlew Snadpiper, Short-eared Owl & RC Pochard. Winterton - Whinchat. Holme -Montagu's Harrier 1s male in off sea. Choseley - Quail

Tuesday 17 May 2011

Cley - GREAT SNIPE (tho elusive), LESSER YELLOWLEGS, Osprey over, 2 Wood Sands, Grey-headed Wagtail & Short-eared Owl. Titchwell - RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, Grey-headed Wagtail, Little Stint, Purple Sandpiper, RC Pochard & Osprey Over (earlier over Cley & also over Holme).

Monday 16 May 2011

Cley - GREAT SNIPE, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 3 Spoonbills, 3 Wood Sands, Temminck's Stints, Grey-headed Wagtail, Short-eared Owl and Quail picked up injured taken into care. Titchwell - Grey-headed Wagtail. Welney - Garganey

Sunday 15 May 2011

Cley - LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 2 Shorelarks, 2 Wood Sands & 2 Temminck's Stints. Burnham Norton - RED-NECKED PHALAROPE. Welney - White-spotted Bluethroat. Dersingham - Wood Warbler. Breydon - Little Stint. Holme - Wood Sandpiper.

Saturday 14 May 2011

Cley - LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 2 Spoonbills, Red Kite, Garganey, 5 Wood Sands & Temminck's Stints. Welney - White-spotted Bluethroat. Titchwell - Wood Warbler. West Runton - Hooded Crow. Cantley - 2 Garganey. Buckenham - Wood Sandpiper.

Friday 13 May 2011

Cley - GREAT SNIPE evening only, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 2 Spoonbills, Garganey, 6 Wood Sands, 3 Temminck's Stints & Ring Ouzel. Welney - White-spotted Bluethroat. West Runton - 2 Grey-headed Wagtails. Framingham Pigot - Osprey over. Stibbard - Osprey over.

Thursday 12 May 2011

Cley - GREAT SNIPE dawn-8am, LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 3 Spoonbills, 2 Wood Sands, 2 Shore Larks, 2 Temminck's Stints & Little Stint. Stiffkey - Wood Sandpiper. Blakeney - Ring Ouzel.

Wednesday 11 May 2011

Cley - ***MEGA*** GREAT SNIPE displaying in front of Avocet hide late evening, also 2 Stone Curlews, 4 Shorelarks, Temminck's Stint, 2 Little Stints & 5 Wood Sandpipers. Strumpshaw - GREAT WHITE EGRET, GLOSSY IBIS & Garganey. Breydon - Curlew Sandpiper & 5 Spoonbills. Welney - White-spotted Bluethroat. Titchwell - Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Temminck's & 2 Little Stints, 2 Garganey & Whinchat. Langham - Montagu's Harrier over. Cromer - Short-eared Owl.

Tuesday 10 May 2011

Gorleston - RED RUMPED SWALLOW. Holme - Wood Warbler still. Cley - 5 Shore Larks, Garganey & 2 Wood Sandpipers. Welney - White-spotted Bluethroat & 2 Garganey. Norwich - Wood Sandpiper. Breydon - Curlew Sandpiper. Titchwell - Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Temmincks & Little Stints. Hockwold washes - White Stork over.

Monday 9 May 2011

Waxham - RED RUMPED SWALLOW. Holme - Red Kite. Cley - 3 Temminck's & 2 Little Stints & Grey headed Wagtail. Welney - White-spotted Bluethroat. Hickling - Wood Sandpiper. Hunstanton - Eagle Owl ?? Titchwell - Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Temminck's & 2 Little Stints, 2 Garganey & RC Pochard. Norwich - 2 Wood Sandpipers.

Sunday 8 May 2011

Holme - ***MEGA*** COLLARED FLYCATCHER from c3.45pm til dusk along entrance track in poplar by caravan just before NWT pay hut, also Grey-headed Wagtail, Wood Warbler, 2 Wood Sandpipers & 2 Garganey. Cley - CITRINE WAGTAIL, Richard's Pipit ??, Blue-headed Wagtail, 7 Wood Sands, 2 Spoonbills, 5 Shorelarks, 4 Temminck's Stints & 2 Little Stints. Aldeby - WHITE STORK. Cromer - Spoonbill over. Burnham Overy dunes - Osprey. Sidestrand - Montagu's Harrier over. Hockwold washes - Black Tern. Titchwell - 3 Temminck's Stints. Welney - White-spotted Bluethroat still & Wood Sand. Hickling - WHITE STORK & Osprey over & Wood Sand.

Saturday 7 May 2011

Cley - CITRINE WAGTAIL, 2 Spoonbills, 4 Temminck's Stints & Little Stint. Aldeby - WHITE STORK. Holme - PURPLE HERON over & Pied Flycatcher. West Runton - Osprey & Rough-leg Buzzard over. Stiffkey - Montagu's Harrier. Hunstaton - Whinchat. Burnham Overy dunes - Taiga Bean Goose, 2 Whinchats & Ring Ouzel. Northrepps- Montagu's Harrier over. Titchwell - Little Stint.

Friday 6 May 2011

Aldeby - WHITE STORK. Letheringsett - BEE-EATER over. Titchwell - RED FOOTED FALCON, Temminck's Stint, Little Stint, Wood Sand & Garganey. Blakeney point - RED FOOTED FALCON presumably the same male as over Titchwell. Winterton - RED RUMPED SWALLOW & Ring Ouzel. Cley - 5 Temminck's Stints, 4 Wood Sandpipers & Blue-headed Wagtail. Brancaster - Red Kite. Welney - White spotted Bluethroat & Temminck's Stint. Briston - Honey Buzzard.

Thursday 5 May 2011

Salthouse - RED RUMPED SWALLOW. the juv WHITE-TAILED EAGLE tracked from Caister around the coast to Brancaster. Saddlebow - Montagu's Harrier. Gimmingham - 4 Cranes. Cley - 2 Temminck's Stints & Spoonbill. Wiveton - Hen Harrier. Stiffkey - Pied Flycatcher, Red Kite & Pale bellied Brent. Norwich - Osprey. Warham Greens - Ring Ouzel. Titchwell - Wood Sandpiper, RC Pochard, Whinchat & 14 Crossbills over. Holme - 2 Wood Sandpipers. Holkham - 2 Spoonbills & 3 Whinchats.

Wednesday 4 May 2011

Winterton - WHITE-TAILED EAGLE, HOOPOE, Honey Buzzard & Golden Oriole. Holme - WRYNECK, 9 Black Terns past & 7 Wood Sandpipers. Welney - White-spotted Bluethroat & 2 Garganey. Waxham - 30 Crossbills. Walsey Hills - Pied Flycatcher. Cley - Ring Ouzel. Kelling - Wood Sand. Titchwell - 2 Garganey & Pale Bellied Brent Goose. Hindolveston - 4 Crossbills & Red Kite. Cantley - 2 Wood Sands.

Tuesday 3 May 2011

Winterton - HOOPOE still. Kelling - WRYNECK, Blue-headed Wagtail & 2 Wood Sands. Strumpshaw - Montagu's Harrier. Welney - 2 Garganey & 2 Wood Sands. Filby Broad - Black Tern.

Monday 2 May 2011

Great Ryburgh - GREAT WHITE EGRET. Winterton - HOOPOE, WRYNECK & probable Red-footed Falcon. Cley - WRYNECK. Holme - 10 Wood Sandpipers. Kelling - Wood Sand. Hickling - 3 Wood Sands. Potter Heigham - Ring ouzel. Norwich - 6 Waxwings. Berney Marshes - Montagu's Harrier & 3 Wood Sands. Titchwell - 2 Garganey & RC Pochard.

Sunday 1 May 2011

Chedgrave - CATTLE EGRET early morning. Winterton - HOOPOE. Cley - WRYNECK, 10 Shorelarks & Spoonbill. Blakeney - HOOPOE & Ring Ouzel. Holme - 8 Wood Sandpipers. Guist - Red Kite. Kelling - 3 Wood Sands. Welney - 3 Wood Sands. How Hill - Wood Sand. Breydon - 55 Greenshanks. Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard. Hickling - Osprey over & 3 Wood Sands. Cantley - Garganey.