Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for May 2020

Sunday 31 May 2020

Bayfield Hall - SQUACCO HERON

Hickling Broad - 2 RED-FOOTED FALCONS, 10+ Common Cranes, 2 Spoonbills, released White Stork
Sheringham - Hoopoe flew SW, earlier flew SE over West Runton
Thorpe Marshes - Corncrake
Norwich - Honey Buzzard flew NE
Buckenham - Garganey, Great White Egret
Bawburgh - Quail
Heacham - 7 Turtle Doves, 4 Sooonbills
Salthouse Heath - Turtle Dove
Arminghall - White Stork of uncertain origin flew NE

Saturday 30 May 2020

Bayfield Hall - SQUACCO HERON

Hickling Broad - 1+ RED-FOOTED FALCONS, Purple Heron, released White Stork
Thorpe Marshes - Corncrake
Breydon Water - 3 Great White Egrets
Holme - Spoonbill

Friday 29 May 2020

Hickling Broad - RED-FOOTED FALCON, Great White Egret, 2 Spoonbills

Cley - 2 Garganey
Welney - Garganey, Great White Egret
Holme - Turtle Dove
Ludham - released White Stork

Thursday 28 May 2020

Hickling Broad - FRANKLIN’S GULL, RED-FOOTED FALCON, Great White Egret, Spoonbill, 15 Common Cranes, White Stork of uncertain origin flew over

Buckenham - Garganey
Burnham Overy - 2 Little Gulls
Alderford Common - 2 Turtle Doves
New Buckenham - Turtle Dove
Wells - 2 Spoonbills

Wednesday 27 May 2020

Walsey Hills - BLYTH’S REED WARBLER
Hickling Broad - SQUACCO HERON
Welney - Garganey, Great White Egret
Buckenham - Garganey
Brisley - 3 Turtle Doves
Blakeney Point - Spoonbill

Tuesday 26 May 2020

Hickling Broad - SQUACCO HERON, RED-FOOTED FALCON, Wood Sandpiper, Garganey

Cley - RED-FOOTED FALCON flew N
Buckenham - 2 Garganey, 2 Common Cranes
Blakeney - 2 Little Gulls
Breydon Water - Short-eared Owl
New Buckenham - Turtle Dove
Holme - Spoonbill

Monday 25 May 2020

East Wretham - Golden Oriole

Mulbarton - White-tailed Eagle flew NE, then NNE over Keswick
Downham Market - Honey Buzzard flew E
Buckenham - Garganey
Cley - 3 Common Cranes, Osprey flew S
Snettisham - 5 Turtle Doves, Spoonbill
Narborough- Turtle Dove
Norwich - Black Redstart at All Saints Green
Potter Heigham - Spoonbill

Sunday 24 May 2020

Felmingham - Grey-headed Wagtail then flew N

Snettisham CP - Garganey, 2 Turtle Doves
Cley - 3 Common Cranes, 2 Spoonbills
Holme - Spoonbill

Saturday 23 May 2020

Cley - Curlew Sandpiper

Hickling Broad - Great White Egret
Bintree - 2 Common Cranes flew over

Friday 22 May 2020

West Runton - RED-THROATED PIPIT then flew W
Thorpe Marshes - Corncrake
Titchwell - Little Gull, Great White Egret
Welney - Garganey, Great White Egret
Hickling Broad - Great White Egret
Cley - Spoonbill

Thursday 21 May 2020

Titchwell - LESSER YELLOWLEGS, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Gull, Great White Egret
Thorpe Marshes - Corncrake
West Runton - Golden Oriole flew W
Kelling WM - Montagu’s Harrier, Quail
Holme - Ring Ouzel, 2 Spoonbills
Wells - Raven, Spoonbill
Northrepps - Stone Curlew flew W
New Buckenham - Turtle Dove
Potter Heigham - Common Crane
Cley - Spoonbill

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Titchwell - LESSER YELLOWLEGS
Kelling WM - Woodchat Shrike, Montagu’s Harrier
Berney Marshes - Purple Heron
Thorpe Marshes - Corncrake
Burnham Overy - Cattle Egret
Welney - Garganey, Great White Egret
Thetford - 2 Common Cranes over
Heacham - 4 Spoonbills
Blakeney - Spoonbill
Holme - Spoonbill

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Thorpe Marshes - Corncrake
Wells - 2 Wood Sandpipers, Spoonbill
Heacham - 6 Turtle Doves, 2 Spoonbills
Weybourne Camp - Stone Curlew
Welney - Garganey, Great White Egret
Cringleford - 2 Common Cranes over
Sparham - Common Crane over
Bowthorpe - Common Crane over
Heacham - 4 Spoonbills
Blakeney - Spoonbill
Holme - Spoonbill

Monday 18 May 2020

Hickling - Golden Oriole

Cley - Montagu’s Harrier flew S, Garganey
Earlham - Quail
Wells - 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Spoonbills, Turtle Dove
Hopton - Whinchat
Welney - Garganey, Great White Egret
Wissington - Little Gull

Sunday 17 May 2020

Titchwell - LESSER YELLOWLEGS

Potter Heigham - Purple Heron
Salthouse - Black Kite flew SSW
Panxworth - Montagu’s Harrier flew NE
North Walsham - Montagu’s Harrier flew NW
Wells - Temminck’s Stint, 2 Wood Sandpipers
Cley - Garganey, Spoonbill
Buckenham - Garganey
Wissington - Little Gull, 4 Turtle Doves
Burnham Overy - Little Gull

Saturday 16 May 2020

Hemsby - RED-FOOTED FALCON flew in off sea, Ring Ouzel

Cley - Red-necked Phalarope
Sidestrand - Honey Buzzard flew SW
Felmingham - Golden Oriole flew S
Holkham - Cattle Egret
Choseley - 3 Dotterel
Wells - 3 Temminck’s Stints, Wood Sandpiper, Spoonbill
Potter Heigham - 2 Garganey, 2 Spoonbill
Buckenham - 2 Garganey
West Runton - Hooded Crow flew W
Burnham Overy - Great White Egret, Spoonbill

Friday 15 May 2020

Kelling - 2 Bee-eaters flew W, then seen over Cley & Blakeney

Cley - Red-necked Phalarope, Garganey
Wells - 2 Temminck’s Stints, Wood Sandpiper, Short-eared Owl, Spoonbill
Buckenham - 3 Garganey
Snettisham CP - Turtle Dove, Spoonbill flew S
North Pickenham - Turtle Dove
Cockley Cley - Common Crane flew over

Thursday 14 May 2020

Hindolveston - 3 Bee-eaters flew E, Montagu’s Harrier flew SE

Choseley - Black Kite
Cley - Red-necked Phalarope
Wells - 3 Temminck’s Stints, 2 Wood Sandpipers, Short-eared Owl
Welney - Garganey, Great White Egret
Hockwold Washes - Garganey
Holme - Spoonbill

Wednesday 13 May 2020

Wells - 2 Temminck’s Stints, 3 Wood Sandpipers, Spoonbill
Heacham - 3 Turtle Doves, Spoonbill
Surlingham Church Marsh - Great White Egret
Wymondham - Great White Egret

Tuesday 12 May 2020

Weybourne Camp - Stone Curlew

Scarning Fen - Hooded Crow flew E
Welney - Garganey, Great White Egret
Snettisham - 2 Turtle Doves
Potter Heigham - 2 Spoonbills
Heacham - Spoonbill

Monday 11 May 2020

Sculthorpe Moor - Purple Heron

Welney - 3 Garganey, Great White Egret
Holme - Spoonbill

Sunday 10 May 2020

Cley - Short-eared Owl, 7 Spoonbills

Holme - Spoonbill
Norwich - Black Redstart at St Stephen’s Square

Saturday 9 May 2020

Cley - GREAT REED WARBLER, Grey-headed Wagtail, Whinchat

West Runton - Golden Oriole flew W
Potter Heigham - Wryneck, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Common Cranes, Spoonbill
Snettisham - 4 Wood Sandpipers, 3 Turtle Doves
Heacham - 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Turtle Doves, 2 Scaup, Great White Egret, Spoonbill
Grimston Warren - Quail
Welney - Garganey, 2 Great White Egrets
Norwich - Black Redstart at Westlegate

Friday 8 May 2020

Felmingham - Black Kite flew NW

East Beckham - Black Kite flew SW
West Runton - Black Kite, Grey-headed Wagtail
Cley - Temminck’s Stint, 6 Wood Sandpipers, 3 Great White Egret, 3 Spoonbills
Potter Heigham - Wood Sandpiper
Salthouse - Blue-headed Wagtail
Buckenham - 5 Garganey
Kelling - 2 Tree Pipits, Spotted Flycatcher
Norwich - Osprey flew W
Hingham - Osprey flew E
Briston - 3 Common Cranes
Weybourne - Great White Egret flew E
Shouldham - escaped American Kestrel

Tuesday 5 May 2020

Martham - Cattle Egret flew S

Breydon Water - Curlew Sandpiper
Hemsby - Pomarine Skua flew N, 3 Black Terns flew S

Monday 4 May 2020

Welney - Dotterel, Garganey, 2 Great White Egrets

Morston - Whinchat
Hockwold Washes - Garganey
Heacham - Turtle Dove
Northrepps - 3 Common Cranes flew W
Felbrigg - 3 Common Cranes flew SE
Norwich - Osprey over New Costessey, then Colney GPs

Sunday 3 May 2020

Southery - 8 Dotterel

Cley - Wood Sandpiper, Short-eared Owl
Heacham - 4 Turtle Doves, Spoonbill
Snettisham CP - 3 Turtle Doves
Blakeney - Great White Egret
Stoke Holy Cross - Osprey flew N
Whitlingham CP - 5 Little Terns

Saturday 2 May 2020

Sheringham - Richards Pipit flew W

Aylmerton - 2 Ring Ouzels
Wiveton Downs - Quail
Salthouse - Short-eared Owl
Sidestrand - Caspian Gull flew W
Cley - Spoonbill
Heacham - Spoonbill flew N
Great Ellingham - 3 Common Cranes flew N
Hemsby - 2 Little Gulls, Great Northern Diver past

Friday 1 May 2020

Cley - Black Kite flew SE

Heacham - Turtle Dove, Ring Ouzel
Thorpe Marsh - 2 Common Cranes over
Blakeney - Great White Egret
Burgh Castle - Spotted Redshank
Colney GPs - Arctic Tern
Weybourne Camp - Great Northern Diver flew E

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