Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for May 2013

Friday 31 May 2013

Blakeney point - SHORT-TOED LARK, male Red-backed Shrike, 3 Wrynecks & Black Redstart.

Cley - male Red-backed Shrike from east bank early evening, same bird or new one in?

Burnham Overy marsh - male Red-backed Shrike from track between coast road & sea wall.

Titchwell - Temminck's Stint still, Spoonbill, 8 Little Gulls, 2 Garganey & 2 RC Pochards.

Holme - Pied Flycatcher & SEO.

Buckenham - Garganey.

Thursday 30 May 2013

Blakeney pointLITTLE BUNTING at plantation & female Red-backed Shrike still present at the hood.

Holkham - Red-backed Shrike near washington hide.

Dersingham - Osprey.

Cley - male Red-backed Shrike still at walsey hills c8am.

Holme - Pied Flycatcher.

Salthouse - Spoonbill on pool behind duckpond.

Titchwell - Temminck's Stint still, Spoonbill, Little Gull & 2 Garganey.

Sheringham - Black Redstart in garden.

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Blakeney point - Icterine Warbler, female Red-backed Shrike, 2 Wrynecks, Black Redstart, Redstart & 2 Little Gulls.

Wells woods - Marsh Warbler singing near abraham's bosom at 8am + Osprey over c2pm.

Cley - male Red-backed Shrike at walsey hills + Spoonbill.

Salthouse - Grey-headed Wagtail behind duckpond c4pm.

Titchwell - Temminck's Stint still, 2 Spoonbills, 6 Little Gulls, Little Stint, 2 Garganey & Y-L Gull.

Glandford - 3 Med Gulls.

Bunrham Overy dunes - Spoonbill from gun hill this evening.

Tuesday 28 May 2013

Burnham Overy dunes - Osprey flew west over c9am.

Swanton Morley GP's - Osprey 5.25pm.

Titchwell - Spoonbill & 7 Little Gulls.

Hunstanton - Waxwing ?

Holme - Spoonbill.

Monday 27 May 2013

Swanton Novers - Honey Buzzard form raptor watch point 3-3.15pm.

Northrepps - Osprey over at 7.45pm.

Titchwell - Temminck's Stint still on fresh marsh.

Cley - Blue-headed Wagtail early on.

Cantley - probable Montagu's Harrier over Langley marshes tho distant.

Buckenham - 2 Common Cranes flew over.

Sunday 26 May 2013

Salthouse - BEE EATER over village for 5 minutes at 4pm.

Weybourne - COMMON ROSEFINCH singing 8am by beach car park.

Kelling heath - Night Heron flew west over at c5.15pm.

Winterton - male Red-backed Shrike in north dunes + an unseasonal male Snow Bunting.

Holme - dark morph Honey Buzzard over early am + Hen Harrier & SEO.

Overstrand - male Red-backed Shrike still present jsut osuth of village.

Wissington - Osprey flew over beet factory.

Burnham Norton - Temminck's Stint.

Cley - Temminck's Stint, 3 Spoonbills early evening & Wood Sandpiper.

Titchwell - 2 Spoonbills, Little Gull & SEO.

Breydon - Little Gull.

Stiffkey - Little Gull flew over coast road early evening.

Saturday 25 May 2013

Overstrand - Red Backed Shrike.

Holkham - Honey Buzzard flew NW over park at 10am.

Cley - Wood Sandpiper.

East Wretham Heath - Wood Warbler still.

Titchwell - 1-2 Temminck's Stint, 2 Spoonbills, 2 Curlew Sandpipers flew over, 2 RC Pochards & 2 Little Gulls.

Wells - Spoonbill near East hills.

Stiffkey - Spoonbill on salt marsh.

Winterton - Black Redstart.

Friday 24 May 2013

Cley - Pectoral Sandpiper, female Red-backed Shrike, Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spoonbills early evening, Long-tailed Duck, Great Skua & Snow Goose of unknown origin which then flew along Blakeney point.

Buckenham - 1st summer male Montagu's Harrier still in morning.

Yarmouth - 1st summer male Montagu's Harrier west of town from A47 gate 11 at 5pm.

East Wretham Heath - Wood Warbler still.

TitchwellTemminck's Stint.

Hunstanton - Osprey flew west at 6.15pm.

Thursday 23 May 2013

Cley - Temminck's Stint briefly, female Red-backed Shrike still, proabble SABINE'S GULL flew west, Whinchat, Wood Sandpiper & 2 Curlew Sandpipers.

Sheringham - adult Roseate Tern flew west c10am.

Buckenham - 1st summer male Montagu's Harrier still + Garganey.

Welney - 2 Wood Sandpipers.

Yarmouth - ringail Harrier sp. west of town from A47.

Wednesday 22 May 2013

Winterton - BEE EATER flew north over north dunes 11.15am

Cley - female Red-backed Shrike & Wood Sandpiper.

Buckenham - 1st summer male Montagu's Harrier again + Little Gull.

Breydon - 1st summer male Montagu's Harrier again + Curlew Sandpiper.

East Wretham Heath - Wood Warbler still.

Titchwell - 2+ Temminck's Stint.

Trimingham - Great Northern Diver on the sea.

Stiffkey fen - 4 Little Gulls.

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Holt - male RED FOOTED FALCON flew over town at 6.30pm.

Cley - Pectoral Sandpiper on north scrape, 2 Spoonbills in evening, Lapland Bunting briefly, Wood Sandpiper, 3 Arctic Terns & Little Gull.

Kelling hard - adult Roseate Tern & 2 Little Gulls flew west early morning.

Buckenham - 1st summer male Montagu's Harrier again.

Holme NWT - female Red-backed Shrike still.

East Wretham Heath - Wood Warbler still.

Titchwell - Temminck's Stint, Spoonbill & Little Stint.

Salhouse broad - female Black Redstart.

Monday 20 May 2013

Cley - imm NIGHT HERON flew over landed near windmill c9.30pm

Kelling hard - 1st summer Sabine's Gull flew west c4pm.

Sea Palling - Iceland Gull flew SE 1.20pm.

Waxham - Glaucous Gull still on beach.

Cley - Black Tern + 6 Arctic Terns flew west this morning.

Holme NWT - female Red-backed Shrike still + SEO & Black Redstart.

East Wretham Heath - Wood Warbler still.

Morston - SEO.

Stiffkey fen - 2 Little Gulls.

Sunday 19 May 2013

Titchwell - Golden Oriole singing c6am + Spoonbill.

Kelling heath - Golden Oriole 1s male/fmeale flew SE 9.25am

Blakeney point - BLUETHROAT male still near half way house.

Breydon - 1st summer male Montagu's Harrier & 3 Arctic Tern flew thru.

Buckenham - 1st summer male Montagu's Harrier again + Spoonbill over.

Holme NWT - female Red-backed Shrike.

East Wretham Heath - Wood Warbler still.

Waxham - 2 Firecrests.

Burnham Overy dunes - female Redstart.

Saturday 18 May 2013

Blakeney point - BLUETHROAT male between half way house & the hood.

Breydon - Montagu's Harrier, Blue-headed Wagtail & 3 Curlew Sandpipers.

Holme NWT - female Red-backed Shrike.

East Wretham Heath - Wood Warbler still.

Waxham - Glaucous Gull on beach.

Titchwell - possible Marsh Warbler singing near fen hide this afternoon.

Warham Greens - Spoonbill.

Cley - Garganey.

Burnham Overy dunes - male Redstart + Nightingale sp.

Friday 17 May 2013

Holme NOA - Icterine Warbler trapped and ringed this morning.

Swanton Novers - Honey Buzzard from raptor watch point c2.45pm.

Warham Greens - Black Brant, Spoonbill & 2 Ring Ouzels.

Cley - male Red-backed Shrike, c25 Puffins past on sea 8-11am & male Blue-headed Wagtail.

East Wretham Heath - Wood Warbler still.

Burgh Castle - Montagu's Harrier.

Welney - 2 Spoonbills.

Thursday 16 May 2013

Blakeney point - Red-breasted Flycatcher in the plantation this afternoon.

Swanton Novers - Honey Buzzard from raptor watch point c2pm.

Titchwell - Honey Buzzard flew west over car park at 4pm.

Breydon - Montagu's Harrier along north wall + 2 Spoonbills & Curlew Sandpiper.

Cley - Montagu's Harrier first summer flew west late monring also past Morston, Osprey flew west, 3 Blue-headed Wagtails & female PALLID or Hen Harrier flew over 8am?

Salthouse - Osprey over late morning.

East Wretham Heath - Wood Warbler still.

Berney marshes - 4 Spoonbills.

Trimingham - Pied Flycatcher.

Warham greens - 2 Spoonbills & Whinchat.

Blakeney - Black Redstart on Blakeney hotel roof.

Welney - Spoonbill.

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Boughton fen - Montagu's Harrier early evening flew south.

Buckenham - Montagu's Harrier again early evening.

Acle - Montagu's Harrier seen from A47 east of town.

Beetley GP's - Temminck's Stint.

Cley - Little Stint & Whinchat.

Sheringham - Glaucous Gull or hybrid flew west also past Kelling & Cley

Overstrand - 23 Manx Shearwaters past early evening.

Titchwell - Little Stint, RC Pochard & Little Gull.

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Kelling Heath - female Montagu's Harrier flew west over at 10am.

East Wretham heath - Wood Warbler still.

Horsey gap - Wood Warbler singing in willows by car park entrance.

Hickling - 4 Spoonbills flew east over rush hill scrape at 1.30pm.

Cley - 2 Little Gulls, Whinchat & Whimbrel.

Buckenham - Wood Sandpiper.

Titchwell - possible ringtail Montagu's Harrier & Spoonbill.

Monday 13 May 2013

Whittlingham lane CP - RED RUMPED SWALLOW seen over great broad 8.12-8.25am but not since.

East Wretham heathWood Warbler still.

Cley - 2 Temminck's Stints, Curlew Sandpiper & 4 Blue-headed Wagtails + Spoonbill early evening.

Buckenham - Montagu's Harrier early evening plus 2 Wood Sandpipers.

Salthouse - Wood Sandpiper.

Pensthorpe - Wood Sandpiper.

Titchwell - Little Stint & Little Gull.

Blakeney point - 2 SEO's.

Holme - Whinchat.

Sunday 12 May 2013

Burnham Norton - 2 Grey-headed Wagtails in first cattle field by track to sea wall.

East Wretham heath - 2 Wood Warblers.

Cley - 2 Temminck's Stints .

Strumpshaw - Wood Sandpiper.

Buckenham - Wood Sandpiper.

Titchwell - 2 Black Terns briefly this morning + Spoonbill.

Winterton - Blue-headed Wagtail.

Saturday 11 May 2013

Cley - BEE EATER reported flew west early morning, Grey-headed Wagtail, Temminck's Stint, Spoonbill, 2 Blue-headed Wagtails, Hen Harrier, 2 Little Stints, Whinchat & 3 White Wags.

Strumpshaw- 2 Garganey.

Stiffkey fen - Wood Sandpiper.

Titchwell - Long-eared Owl, Spoonbill, Little Stint & 2 Arctic Terns.

Hickling - Wood Sandpiper.

Friday 10 May 2013

St. Olaves - Honey Buzzard flew over.

Strumpshaw - 2nd summer male Montagu's Harrier over reserve.

Cley - probable ringtail Montagu's Harrier over reserve + Little Stint & 2 Whinchats.

Methwold - 2 Temminck's Stints.

Titchwell - Temminck's Stint & Velvet Scoter offshore.

Breydon- ringtail Harrier sp. flew SW early morning.

Hickling - 3 Garganey on rush hill scrape.

Thursday 9 May 2013

Titchwell - Temminck's Stint.

Cley - Blue-headed Wagtail, Temminck's Stint, Curlew Sandpiper & Ruddy Shelduck.

Hickling - 3 Garganey on rush hill scrape.

Pensthorpe - Wood Sandpiper.

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Briningham - 8 BEE-EATERS at 1.40pm then flew off.

Cley - 2 Blue-headed Wagtails with 20 yellows in eye filed this evening also 4 Temminck's Stints, Curlew Sandpiper, Whinchat & White Wagtail.

Breydon - ringtail Montagu's Harrier flew south (earlier seen over Horsey & Rollesby), 2 Black Terns & 3 Curlew Sandpipers.

Ormesby broad - Black Tern.

Hickling - Spotshank, 2 Garganey & Little Stint on rush hill scrape.

Salthouse - Spoonbill.

Burnham Norton - Spoonbill.

Titchwell - Wood Sandpiper.

Blakeney point - Whinchat.

Wolferton - Golden Pheasant.

Holme - Crossbill & SEO.

Tuesday 7 May 2013

New Buckenham - male RED FOOTED FALCON over common at 12.30

Welney - Great White Egret, SPoonbill & Wood Sandpiper.

Cley - 4 Temminck's Stints, Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, 3 SPotshanks & Ruddy Shelduck.

Blakeney point - Honey Buzzard, Osprey, Hen Harrier & SEO.

King's Lynn - Osprey flew over early morning.

Filby broad - 2 Black-necked Grebes & 2 Garganey.

Sheringham - Puffin flew east.

Felbrigg - Garganey.

Titchwell - Spoonbill, Wood Sandpiper, Garganey, Little Gull & 2 RC Pochards.

Monday 6 May 2013

Cromer - WOODCHAT SHRIKE near lighthouse until 11.30am + 2 Arctic Skuas past.

Muckleburgh hill - 1st sum female RED-FOOTED FALCON flew nw over military collection car park.

Winterton - Montagu's Harrier & Black Redstart in south dunes.

West Runton - Grey headed Wagtail by clifftop car park c8am then flew west.

Kelling Water meadow - Grey headed Wagtail and 3 Blue-headed Wagtails.

Happisburgh - juv Glaucous Gull on groynes.

Barton Broad - 5 Black Terns.

Salthouse - Spoonbill.

Stiffkey fen - Spoonbill.

Strumpshaw - 2 Common Cranes circling over.

Kelling - Hen Harrier.

Cley - SEO + 3 Otters from east bank.

Breydon - 2 White Storks, escaped from Thrigby, still present.

East Wretham heath - male Whinchat.

Martham - Whinchat.

Titchwell - 2 Long-tailed Ducks offshore.

Hardley flood - 3 Little Gulls.

Sunday 5 May 2013

Welney - Great White Egret & Garganey.

Cley - Osprey flew NW over c6pm Firecrest at Walsey hills.

Breydon - 2 Curlew Sandpipers off south wall.

Holme - Spoonbill + SEO.

Yarmouth - White Stork of unknown origin west of town again by A47.

Berney marshes - White Stork of unknown origin viewable from Burgh castle.

Titchwell - 2 Long-tailed Ducks offshore.

Norwich - possible Purple Heron flew sw over old costessey early evening.

Saturday 4 May 2013

Holme - BLACK KITE reported over c7am + SEO.

Blue-headed Wagtails - Sidestrand(3), Holme(1+) West Runton, Winterton, Cley & Horsey.

Berney marshes/Breydon - Spoonbill.

Strumpshaw - 2 Common Cranes.

Cley - Spoonbill & Firecrest at Walsey hills.

Cantley - Wood Sandpiper.

Hunstanton - 63 Crossbills flew over cliffs early morning.

West Runton - Whinchat.

Titchwell - Spoonbill, 2 LT Ducks & RC Pochard.

Thetford - Whinchat.

Salthouse - SEO early evening.

Friday 3 May 2013

Sheringham - Sooty Shearwater flew west c8am.

Burgh st. Peter - 3 Common Cranes cirlcing over ealry afternoon.

Costessey - 3 Common Cranes flew west late morning.

Cley - 2 Spoonbills, Garganey & 2 Spotshanks.

Hunstanton - 11 Crossbills & Tree Pipit flew over cliffs early morning.

Salthouse - Whinchat & 3 Whimbrel.

Thursday 2 May 2013

Burnham Overy staithe - BLACK KITE flew over at midday.

Rockland st. Mary - Wryneck in garden at 2pm.

Overstrand - probable Short-toed Lark flew east, heard only.

Buckenham marshes - 2 Wood Sandpipers at east end beyond pump house.

Breydon - 3 Garganey.

Yarmouth - 2 White Storks of unknow origin again west of town from acle straight.

Blakeney freshes - 7 Whimbrel.

Cley - Spoonbill.

Salthouse - Whinchat.

Wednesday 1 May 2013

Buckenham marshes - Wood Sandpiper at east end beyond pump house.

Burnham Overy dunes - Ring Ouzel and Spoonbill over.

Breydon water - 2 White Storks of unknow origin.

Hardley flood - Goosander, Hobby & Grasshopper Warbler.

Hockwold washes - Whooper Swan.