Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for May 2012

Thursday 31 May 2012

Cley - Garganey & SEO. Rockland Broad - RED FOOTED FALCON early morning only + Osprey over. Salthouse - Wood Sandpiper.

Wednesday 30 May 2012

Cley - GREAT REED WARBLER, RED RUMPED SWALLOW flew over a.m, Great White Egret, 2 Spoonbills & Black Redstart. Rockalnd Broad - RED FOOTED FALCON. Horsey - Golden Oriole breifly. Holt CP - Red Kite. Salthouse - 2 Wood Sandpipers. Titchwell - 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 23 Little Gulls, SEO & 2 Garganey. Welney - Garganey.

Tuesday 29 May 2012

Blakeney - BLACK KITE flew over village. Burgh Castle - GREAT WHITE EGRET briefly 8pm. Blakeney point - Bluethroat. Colney GP - Golden Oriole heard only. Holme - Red Backed Shrike. Choseley barns - Quail singing. Salthouse - 2 Wood Sandpipers. Titchwell - Spoonbill, Curlew Sandpiper, 16 Little Gulls & Garganey.

Monday 28 May 2012

Northrepps - SEO. Buckenham - Osprey flew upriver at 8.30am. Breydon - 3 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Wood Sandpipers & Black Tern. Titchwell - Spoonbill & 14 Little Gulls.

Sunday 27 May 2012

West Runton - Golen Oriole flew east early am. Buckenham - 2 Wood Sands. Cley - 2 Temminck's Stints, Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Spoonbills & 5 Little Gulls. Breydon - 6 Curlew Sandpipers. Salthouse - 3 Spoonbills over & 6 Wood Sandpipers. Dilham - 3 Hawfinches. Swanton Novers - Honey Buzzard reported. Stiffkey fen - Wood Sand & Little Stint.

Saturday 26 May 2012

6 BEE-EATERS flew north over Bradwell/Waxham/Sea Palling & then 2 south over Hickling. Colkirk - SERIN flew south over village. West Runton - 2 Wood Sands flew west early am. Buckenham - Osprey & Wood Sand. Cley -Temminck's Stint. Breydon - Montagu's Harrier over & SEO. Yarmouth cemetery - Firecrest. Salthouse - 2 Wood Sandpipers. Kelling water meadow - Wood Sandpiper.

Friday 25 May 2012

Eccels - 6 BEE-EATERS in morning then flew south. Burnham Norton - Temminck's Stint & SEO. Blakeney point - BLACK KITE over. Cley - Honey Buzzard in off the sea, 2 Spoonbills & 8 Little Gulls. Breydon - SEO. Horsey - Ring Ouzel. Titchwell - 7 Little Gulls, RC Pochard & Garganey. Common Cranes over - Swanton Novers (6), Briston (5), Felbrigg (6), Kelling (6) & Wiveton (5). Presumably the same roving flock. Holme - Spoonbill 7 3 Crossbills. Denver Sluice - Osprey flew north.

Thursday 24 May 2012

Cley - 3 Spoonbills, Little Stint & 2 Garganey. Breydon - SEO. Horsey - Ring Ouzel. Titchwell - 8 Little Gulls, RC Pochard & SEO.

Wednesday 23 May 2012

Kelling heath - BLACK KITE flew over. Warham Greens - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRETS flew east & 2 Spoonbills. Hickling - GREAT WHITE EGRET over. Dickleburgh - Honey Buzzard over. Reedham - Garganey & Wood Sandpiper. Titchwell - Spoonbill, 4 Little Gulls & 3 RC Pochards. Holme - Spoonbill. Martham - 3 SEO's. Red Kites - Titchwell (2), Holme, Burnham mkt. & Burnham Thorpe. East Hills - SEO.

Tuesday 22 May 2012

Warham Greens - Red Breasted Flycatcher & Redstart. Cley - Purple Sandpiper, 2 Spoonbills, 2 Temminck's Stints, 3 Curlew Sandpipers & 6 Little Gulls. Filby broad - Black necked Grebe.

Monday 21 May 2012

Burnham Overy dunes - ICTERINE WARBLER & Redstart. Wiveton bridge - BEE EATER all day. Strumpshaw - SAVI'S WARBLER early am. Blakeney point - COMMON ROSEFINCH. Warham Greens - Red Breasted Flycatcher. Cley - 3 Spoonbills, 2 Temminck's Stints, 3 Curlew Sandpipers & 8 Little Gulls. Breydon - Black Tern. Filby broad - Black necked Grebe.

Sunday 20 May 2012

Weybourne - THRUSH NIGHTINGALE trapped & ringed. Kelling hard - SUBALPINE WARBLER early am only. Glandford - BEE EATER all day (earlier at letheringsett). Strumpshaw - SAVI'S WARBLER singing near tower hide early am. Blakeney point - probable Dusky Warbler, Bluethroat & Quail. Warham Greens - Red Breasted Flycatcher. Cley - fem Bluethroat, 3 SPoonbills, 2 Temminck's Stints, Wood Sandpiper, 6-10 Curlew Sandpipers, Little Stint & 6 Little Gulls. Cromer - Red Backed Shrike (male). Titchwell - male Red Backed Shrike (Thornham point), Spoonbill & 3 Little Gulls. Stiffkey - Red-backed Shrike (fem) am only. Felbrigg - Osprey over. Breydon - 2 Curlew Sandpipers. Filby broad - Black necked Grebe. Ouse washes - 2 Black Terns, Garganey & 3 Arctic Terns. Salthouse - SEO & Bittern.

Saturday 19 May 2012

Stiffkey - BLUETHROAT & Red-backed Shrike. Beighton - Hoopoe. Cley - fem BLUETHROAT, 2 Spoonbills, 4 Temminck's Stints, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 3 Curlew Sandpipers, 2 Black Redstarts, Little Stint, 6 Little Gulls, Garganey & SEO. Strumpshaw - SAVI'S WARBLER singing near tower hide early am. Sparham pools - 3 Black Terns. Hockwold washes - Garganey. Buckenham - Pectoral Sandpiper & 3 Little Terns over. Breydon - 5 Curlew Sandpipers & Little Stint. Filby broad - Black necked Grebe, Black Tern & 2 Sacred Ibis (recently up to 6 birds?). Hickling swim coots - Temminck's Stint, Little Stint & 2 Curlew Sandpipers. Burnham Overy marsh - Sacred Ibis.

Friday 18 May 2012

Salthouse - BEE EATER on wires 12.30-2.30 (Cley earlier). Ranworth Broad - NIGHT HERON. Strumpshaw - SAVI'S WARBLER singing near tower hide early am & pm. Cley - 2 Spoonbills, 3 Temminck's Stints & 3 Little Gulls. Hockwold washes - 2 Black Terns & Garganey. Choseley - Honey Buzzard over. Buckenham - Pectoral Sandpiper. Breydon - 3 Curlew Sandpipers & Little Stint.

Thursday 17 May 2012

Strumpshaw - SAVI'S WARBLER singing near tower hide 5.30am. Burnham mkt - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRETS flew from river Burn towards North Creake early morning. Cley - 1 or 2 GREAT WHITE EGRETS over, SEO, 3 Spoonbills, 2 Temminck's Stints & 5 Little Gulls. Rockland broad - Osprey. Ringstead - Dotterel. Breydon - 3 Curlew Sandpipers & Little Gull. Winterton - Rouzel. Hockwold washes - Garganey & Whooper Swan. Titchwell - Curlew Sandpiper.

Wednesday 16 May 2012

Strumpshaw - SAVI'S WARBLER singing near tower hide. Buckenham - Pectoral Sandpiper. Glandford - Honey Buzzard over. Burnham Overy - 10 Whimbrel on marsh & Tree Pipit flew west over dunes. Cley - Spoonbill & 2 Little Gulls.

Tuesday 15 May 2012

Cley - possible CAPE GANNET flew east + 60 Manx Shearwaters & 3 Puffins on the sea also Spoonbill & 2 Temminck's Stints on reserve. Sheringham - Leach's Petrel, 30 Puffins, 70 Manx Shearwaters & 2 Arctic Skuas. Titchwell - 2 Little Gulls & 2 RC Pochards. Burnham Norton - Red Kite. Hopton - 2 Arctic Terns past. Colney GP's - Nightingale still.

Monday 14 May 2012

Colney GP's - RED RUMPED SWALLOW briefly in morning & Nightingale. Rockland - Osprey (then at Strumpshaw). Kelling - Grey-headed Wagtail at water meadow. Holkham - Wood Sandpiper. Titchwell - Black Tern & 2 Little Gulls. Salthouse - 2 Garganey. Cley - 2 Temminck's Stints, 3 Spoonbills, SEO & Whinchat.

Sunday 13 May 2012

Dersingham - male RED FOOTED FALCON. Strumpshaw - Osprey. Kirby Bedon (Norwich) - Osprey (same as strumpshaw?) Hickling - Osprey. Titchwell - Honey Buzzard over, Garganey & Little Gull. Thornham - Golden Oriole singing in village early morning. Holkham - 2 Cranes over. Snettisham - Black-necked Grebe. Cantley - 3 Black-necked Grebes & 2 Garganey. Cley - 3 Temminck's Stints & 2 Spoonbills. Breydon - 3 Spoonbills over & Curlew Sandpiper. Buckenham - Wood Sandpiper.

Saturday 12 May 2012

Rockland Broad - Osprey flew over + SEO. Cantley - 2 Black-necked Grebes. Cley - 3 Temminck's Stints, Curlew Sandpiper, Spoonbill, Little Gull & a reported Roseate Tern. Upper Sheringham - Black Redstart. Titchwell - Little Gull.

Friday 11 May 2012

Cley - WHITE RUMPED SANDPIPER early am only, RED RUMPED SWALLOW around 3pm only, 2 Temminck's Stints, Curlew Sandpiper, 4 Spoonbills & Black Redstart. Roudham heath - probable Black Kite over. Strumpshaw - Osprey over. Hickling - Spoonbill on rush hill a.m. only. Titchwell - Little Gull & RC Pochard.

Thursday 10 May 2012

Stiffkey saltmarsh - PALLID HARRIER again, Hen Harrier & 2 Spoonbills flew west. Waxham - RED RUMPED SWALLOW flew north. Cley - RED RUMPED SWALLOW, KENTISH PLOVER, 2 Temminck's Stints, 2 Spoonbills & Grey headed Wagtail. Blakeney - 2 RED RUMPED SWALLOWS over freshes (cley bird +1). Snettisham - Wryneck. Cromer - Black Redstart. Titchwell - Little Stint & 2 Little Gulls. Hickling - Spoonbill & Little Gull.

Wednesday 9 May 2012

Waxham - PALLID HARRIER flew north + 5 Tree Pipits. Cley - Grey-headed Wagtail, 2 Temminck's Stints, 3 Spoonbills, SEO & 2 Little Gulls. Loddon - SEO. Horsey - 2 Ring Ouzels & Hen Harrier.

Tuesday 8 May 2012

Wells woods - Yellow browed Warbler & Rouzel. Horsey - Osprey over. Cley - 5 Spoonbills, Channel Wagtail & Wood Sandpiper. Winterton - 2 Hen Harriers, SEO & Whinchat. Stiffkey - Red Kite over. Welney - 5 Cranes over. Barton Broad - 2 Arctic Terns.

Monday 7 May 2012

Blakeney point - PALLID HARRIER over again + 3 Redstarts. Waxham - RED RUMPED SWALLOW flew south. Salthouse - Wryneck, 3 Spoonbills, 40 Yellow wags & Wood Sand. Blakeney fresh marsh - 2 Cranes & 2 Rouzels. West Runton - Osprey over & 2 Rouzels. Cley - 2 Temminck's Stints, 4 Spoonbills, 2 Wood Sandpipers, Curlew Sandpiper, 'Channel' Wagtail & 75 Yellow wags. Kelling wm - Blue-headed Wagtail & Redstart. Holkham - Sacred Ibis & Red Kite. Breydon - Rouzel.

Sunday 6 May 2012

Blakeney point - BLUETHROAT. Burnham Overy Dunes - PURPLE HERON in off sea. Holme - WRYNECK trapped & ringed in garden. West Runton - Spoonbill over & Rouzel. Salthouse - Hooded Crow. Cley - Temminck's Stint & Little Gull. Winterton - Rouzel & 2 Whinchats in south dunes. Stiffkey fen - Jack Snipe & Little Gull. Buckenham - Garganey & 5 Wood Sandpipers.

Saturday 5 May 2012

Blakeney point - *PALLID HARRIER* 1st summer male (over cley earlier & later over Warham Greens & Holkham). Holkham - PURPLE HERON. Holme - Whinchat. Sheringham - Hooded Crow. Snettisham - 2 Garganey. Cley - Temminck's Stint, 3 Spoonbills & Little Gull. Salthouse - Garganey. Burnham Overy marsh - Rough-leg Buzzard & Hen Harrier. Potter Heigham - Rouzel. Holt - 2 Cranes over the lowes. Leziate - 5 Cranes over. Beeston bump - Rouzel. Warham Greens - Black Brant.

Friday 4 May 2012

Holme - CITRINE WAGTAIL 12 noon & Rouzel. Holkham - PURPLE HERON. Hickling - KENTISH PLOVER evening only. Cley - Temminck's Stint, 4 Spoonbills & Little Gull. Wells - Ring Ouzel, SEO & Yellow legged Gull. Titchwell - Little Stint, Garganey, 2 Arctic Terns, Slavonian Grebe & SEO. Salthouse - 35 Whimbrel & Garganey. Breydon - 86 Whimbrel. Burnham Overy marsh - Whinchat & 60+ Whimbrel.

Thursday 3 May 2012

North Walsham - Wryneck in garden. Blakeney Point - Whinchat, Pied Fly & Redstart. Cley - Temminck's Stint. Whittlingham CP - Nightinagle. Titchwell - Redstart. Salthouse - Garganey by beach road & Nightingale on heath. Blakeney harbour - Spoonbill. Gt. Yarmouth - Arctic Skua & Shag. Welney - 2 Garganey. Cantley - Garganey.

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Blakeney Point - Red-breasted Flycatcher. Snettisham coastal park - Golden Oriole, SEO & 2 Red Kites. Cley - Temminck's Stint, 2 Spoonbills, Little Gull & 5 White-fronted Geese over. Breydon - Osprey & 4 Little Gulls. Salthouse - Garganey. Winterton - Mealy Redpoll, Redstart, Rouzel, SEO & 2 Tree Pipits. Welney - 5 Black & 6 Arctic Terns. Horsey - 6 Cranes, 2 Rouzels & Whinchat. Waxham - Montagu's Harrier (also over winterton) & Redstart. Hickling - Whinchat. Surlingham - Hen Harrier. Cantley - Garganey.

Tuesday 1 May 2012

Snettisham coastal park - Golden Oriole & Red Kite. Titchwell - Black Tern, Garganey, 3 RC Pochards, 2 Little Gulls & SEO. Breydon - Osprey, 2 Garganey, Hen Harrier & 65 Whimbrel. Holme - Garganey.

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