Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for May 2021

Monday 31 May 2021

Burnham Overy - Marsh Warbler

Winterton - Red-backed Shrike
Waxham-Horsey - Red-backed Shrike, Quail
Cley - Red-backed Shrike, Osprey flew E
Titchwell - Little Stint, Osprey flew W
Snettisham - Turtle Dove
Hickling Broad - Turtle Dove, 3 Garganey
Holme - Turtle Dove
Hockwold Washes - 2 Garganey
Sheringham - Large Tortoiseshell

Sunday 30 May 2021

Hickling Broad - Purple Heron

Felbrigg - Golden Oriole
Snettisham - 7 Turtle Doves, Garganey, 2 Little Gulls
Happisburgh - Turtle Dove
Hockwold - 2 Garganey
Welney - Garganey, 6 Common Cranes
Burnham Overy - 2 Little Gulls
Foulden Common - 8 Common Cranes flew over
Aldeby - 3 Common Cranes flew over
Wymondham - Common Crane flew over
Holkham - Common Crane, Great White Egret
Cley - Short-eared Owl

Saturday 29 May 2021

Hickling Broad - Purple Heron, Garganey, 2 Spoonbills

Newton Flotman - Bee-eater
Blakeney Point - Bee-eater heard only
Snettisham - 1+ Turtle Doves, 4 Little Gulls
Holme - 2 Turtle Doves
Heacham - 2 Turtle Doves, Black Redstart, Short-eared Owl, Spoonbill
Hockwold - 2 Garganey
Welney - Garganey
Holkham - Common Crane

Friday 28 May 2021

Hickling Broad - Purple Heron

West Runton - Bee-eater flew W, also over Weybourne, Salthouse, Cley, Burnham Overy Dunes, Scolt Head; Golden Oriole flew W
North Elmham - Golden Oriole
Snettisham - 4 Turtle Doves
Kelling Heath - Turtle Dove
Sidestrand - Turtle Dove flew E
Buckenham - 2 Garganey
Burnham Overy - Little Gull
Horsey Mill - Little Gull flew W
Holkham - Common Crane, 3 Spoonbills
Titchwell - Short-eared Owl, Spoonbill
Salthouse - Short-eared Owl

Thursday 27 May 2021

Strumpshaw Fen - White-spotted Bluethroat

Overstrand - 2 Bee-eaters, then flew W, also over Salthouse, Cley, Stiffkey, Titchwell
Titchwell - Honey Buzzard flew SW
Snettisham - 4 Turtle Doves, Spoonbill
Alderford Common - 2 Turtle Doves
Wreningham - Turtle Dove
Hockwold Washes - 3 Garganey, 16 Common Scoter
Cley - Garganey, Spoonbill
Blakeney Harbour - Little Gull
Holkham - Common Crane, 3 Spoonbills
Salthouse - 2 Short-eared Owls
Holme - Short-eared Owl

Wednesday 26 May 2021

Strumpshaw Fen - White-spotted Bluethroat (for 4th day)

Melton Constable - Golden Oriole, then flew E
Wells - Temminck’s Stint
Titchwell - Little Stint
Snettisham - 2 Curlew Sandpipers
Heacham - 4 Turtle Doves
Holme - 2 Turtle Doves flew W
Salthouse - Short-eared Owl
Sheringham - 4 Puffins flew past

Tuesday 25 May 2021

Wells - Temminck’s Stint, Spoonbill

Titchwell - Little Stint
Holme - Turtle Dove
Holkham - Common Crane, 9+ Spoonbills
Salthouse/Cley - 3 Short-eared Owls, 3 Spoonbills

Monday 24 May 2021

Felbrigg Hall - Golden Oriole

Beeston Regis - Golden Oriole flew W
Wells - Temminck’s Stint
Cley - Temminck’s Stint
Stalham - Honey Buzzard flew N
Stiffkey Fen - Osprey flew W
Thornham - Little Gull
Snettisham - Turtle Dove
Holkham - Cattle Egret, Common Crane, 6+ Spoonbills
Burnham Overy - 4 Common Cranes flew W
Holme - 3 Common Cranes flew W, Spoonbill

Sunday 23 May 2021

Beeston Regis - 1+ Golden Oriole flew W

Muckleburgh Hill - Golden Oriole flew W
Salters Lode - Temminck’s Stint
Snettisham CP - 2 Turtle Doves
Holme - 2 Turtle Doves
Titchwell - Iceland Gull, Purple Sandpiper
Holkham - Cattle Egret, Common Crane, 6 Spoonbills
Langham - Hen Harrier
Horsey - Short-eared Owl

Saturday 22 May 2021

Holkham - COLLARED PRATINCOLE flew N, Common Crane, 3 Great White Egrets, 4 Spoonbills

Blofield Heath - Rose-coloured Starling
Wells - Curlew Sandpiper
Cley - Pomarine Skua flew E
Snettisham - 2 Turtle Doves, 2 Sooonbills
Salthouse - Short-eared Owl
Holme - Short-eared Owl
Welney - 2 Common Cranes

Friday 21 May 2021

Salthouse - Little Stint, 2 Short-eared Owls

Weybourne - Osprey flew E. Also SE over Trimingham

Thursday 20 May 2021

Blakeney - COLLARED PRATINCOLE, also at Cley
West Runton - Alpine Swift flew W (also over Cley, Titchwell, Holme & Hunstanton), Golden Oriole flew W
Titchwell - Red-rumped Swallow, Little Gull, Osprey flew over
Holt - Serin flew N
Sidestrand - Black Redstart
Snettisham - 2 Little Gulls, 3+ Turtle Doves
Welney - 4 Glossy Ibis flew over, Cattle Egret
Alderford Common - 2 Turtle Doves
Salthouse - Short-eared Owl

Wednesday 19 May 2021

Breydon Water - GREAT REED WARBLER, Short-eared Owl
Potter Heigham - CASPIAN TERN, 5 Spoonbills
Wells - Blue-headed Wagtail
Cley - Temminck’s Stint, Spoonbill
Hickling Broad - Wood Sandpiper, 10 Common Cranes
Snettisham - Little Stint, Little Gull, 5 Turtle Doves
Salthouse Heath - 3 Turtle Doves
Heacham - Turtle Dove
Welney - Garganey, 3 Great White Egrets
Hockwold - 5 Garganey
Holkham - Common Crane

Tuesday 18 May 2021

Potter Heigham - CASPIAN TERN
Holme - Serin then flew W
Methwold - Golden Oriole
Winterton - Black Redstart
Wells - Blue-headed Wagtail
Hickling Broad - Wood Sandpiper
Strumpshaw - Osprey
Snettisham - 3+ Turtle Doves, 3 Little Gulls, Great White Egret, 6 Spoonbills
Heacham - Turtle Dove
Welney - Garganey
Holkham - Common Crane
Warham Greens - Great White Egret, 2 Spoonbills
Salthouse - 2 Short-eared Owls
Limpenhoe - Short-eared Owl

Monday 17 May 2021

King’s Lynn - Hoopoe, Iceland Gull
Holkham - 2 Little Stints, 2 Common Cranes
Snettisham - 2+ Turtle Doves, Garganey, 2 Little Gulls
Holme - Turtle Dove, Spoonbill
Cley - 2 Common Cranes then flew W, Short-eared Owl
Salthouse - 2 Short-eared Owls
Waxham - Short-eared Owl

Sunday 16 May 2021

Norwich - CASPIAN TERN at UEA and Whitlingham CP
Beeston Regis - 2 Golden Orioles flew W, Common Crane flew W
Holkham - Golden Oriole
Cley - Golden Oriole
Stiffkey - Golden Oriole
East Runton - Golden Oriole flew W
Hunstanton - Osprey flew S
Hickling Broad - 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Garganey, Spoonbill
Snettisham - 4+ Turtle Doves, 2 Garganey, 2 Little Gulls
Holme - Turtle Dove, Short-eared Owl
Wells - Turtle Dove
Kelling Heath - Turtle Dove
Salthouse Heath - Turtle Dove
Barrow Common - Turtle Dove
Winterton - Turtle Dove flew past
California - Turtle Dove, Hooded Crow past
Cantley - Garganey
Trimingham - Common Crane flew NW
Salthouse - 2 Short-eared Owls

Saturday 15 May 2021

Snettisham CP - 3 Grey-headed Wagtails, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Garganey, 2 Turtle Doves, 2 Little Gulls
Blakeney Point - Honey Buzzard flew SE
Weybourne - Iceland Gull
Snettisham - 2 Little Stints
Titchwell - Little Stint
Hickling Broad - Wood Sandpiper, 2 Garganey
Blofield - Osprey flew N
Salthouse - Turtle Dove, 2 Short-eared Owls, Spoonbill
Holme - Turtle Dove
Caister - Turtle Dove
Sheringham - Turtle Dove
Holkham - Common Crane
Plus Ring Ouzels at Winterton, Horsey

Friday 14 May 2021

Stiffkey Fen - Temminck’s Stint

Snettisham - 4 Little Stints
Hickling Broad - 2 Wood Sandpipers, 3 Garganey
Potter Heigham - Wood Sandpiper flew over
Snettisham CP - 4 Grey-headed Wagtails
Cley - Iceland Gull
Salthouse - Whinchat, 2 Short-eared Owls
Holme - 3 Turtle Doves
Titchwell - Turtle Dove
Holkham - Common Crane
Wells - Pale-bellied Brent Goose

Thursday 13 May 2021

Walsey Hills - Serin

Wells - 2 Temminck’s Stints
Hickling Broad - Temminck’s Stint, Wood Sandpiper, 3 Garganey, Honey Buzzard, White Stork of uncertain origin
Stiffkey Fen - Temminck’s Stint
Morston - Temminck’s Stint
Snettisham - 4 Little Stints
Blakeney Point - Stone Curlew
Breydon Water - Dotterel flew N
West Runton - Grey-headed Wagtail
Salthouse - Iceland Gull, Short-eared Owl
Sheringham - Iceland Gull
Scolt Head - Iceland Gull flew W
Welney - Garganey
Titchwell - Turtle Dove, Spoonbill
Sidestrand - Turtle Dove flew W
Holkham - Common Crane
Plus Ring Ouzels at Beeston Bump, East Hills

Wednesday 12 May 2021

Wells - 2 Temminck’s Stints, Little Stint, 3 Wood Sandpipers, Caspian Gull, Spoonbill
Stiffkey Fen - Temminck’s Stint
Snettisham - Little Stint, 5 Turtle Doves
Breydon Water - 4 Curlew Sandpipers
Hickling Broad - Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, 5 Garganey
Thompson Water - Osprey
Hockwold - 4 Garganey
Horsey - Ring Ouzel, Short-eared Owl
Blakeney - Cattle Egret (earlier flew W over Cley)
Salthouse - 2 Short-eared Owls
Kelling - Short-eared Owl
Haddiscoe Island - Short-eared Owl

Tuesday 11 May 2021

Holme - GREAT REED WARBLER, Montagu’s Harrier, Richard’s Pipit

Sidestrand - Golden Oriole
Snettisham CP - 3 Grey-headed Wagtails, 2 Blue-headed Wagtails, Wood Sandpiper, 4 Turtle Doves
Cley - Grey-headed Wagtails, Iceland Gull, Garganey
West Runton - Grey-headed Wagtail
South Walsham - Honey Buzzard
Hickling Broad - Temminck’s Stint, Spotted Redshank, 3 Garganey
Stiffkey Fen - Temminck’s Stint
Wells - 4 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Jack Snipe, Garganey
Snettisham - Little Stint
Breydon Water - Scaup
Welney - Garganey, Spotted Redshank, 2 Bitterns
Buckenham - Garganey
Salthouse - 2 Short-eared Owl
South Wootton - Common Crane flew S

Monday 10 May 2021

Winterton - RED-FOOTED FALCON flew S

Hickling Broad - Purple Heron flew N, Spotted Redshank, 2 Garganey, Spoonbill
Happisburgh - 2 Golden Orioles, Grey-headed Wagtail
West Runton - 3 Golden Orioles flew W, Grey-headed Wagtail
Beeston Common - Golden Oriole
Muckleburgh Hill - Golden Oriole flew W
Cley - Golden Oriole, 2 Grey-headed Wagtail, Blue-headed Wagtail
Holme - Montagu’s Harrier flew E
Salthouse - Iceland Gull
Wells - 3+ Wood Sandpipers, 3 Jack Snipe, 2 Spoonbills
Snettisham - Little Stint
Titchwell - Turtle Dove
Waxham - Turtle Dove
Holkham - Common Crane, 2 Great White Egrets
Plus Ring Ouzels at Buxton Heath

Sunday 9 May 2021

Burnham Overy Dunes - RED-RUMPED SWALLOW flew W

Sheringham - RED-FOOTED FALCON flew W
Sidestrand - Golden Oriole, Turtle Dove flew E
West Runton - Golden Oriole, Grey-headed Wagtail, Blue-headed Wagtail, 4 Turtle Doves
Beeston Regis - Golden Oriole
Holme - Grey-headed Wagtail, Blue-headed Wagtail, 2 Ring Ouzels, 2+ Turtle Doves
Choseley - Montagu’s Harrier, 3 Dotterel
Hickling Broad - Black Tern, Osprey, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Garganey
Hunstanton - Iceland Gull, Hooded Crow flew S
Salthouse - Iceland Gull, 2 Short-eared Owls
Wells - 4 Wood Sandpipers, Jack Snipe, Ring Ouzel, Spoonbill
Cantley BF - Wood Sandpiper
Dersingham Bog - Osprey
Denver Sluice - Little Gull
Titchwell - 2 Turtle Doves
Holkham - Common Crane
Plus Ring Ouzels at Burnham Norton, Winterton

Saturday 8 May 2021

Gorleston - Bluethroat

Wiveton - Golden Oriole
Hockwold - 3 Dotterel, 3 Garganey
Wells - Grey-headed Wagtail, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Spoonbills
Salthouse - Little Stint
Cley - Little Stint
Hickling Broad - Little Stint, 2 Wood Sandpipers, Spoonbill
Dickleburgh Moor - 3 Wood Sandpipers
Cantley BF - Wood Sandpiper
Weybourne - Iceland Gull
Sheringham - Ring Ouzel, Short-eared Owl
Holkham - Common Crane
Plus Ring Ouzels at Burnham Overy, West Runton, Holme

Friday 7 May 2021

Filby Broad - Night Heron, escaped White Stork
Choseley - Dotterel, 2 Ring Ouzels
Kelling - Iceland Gull
Salthouse - Little Stint, Short-eared Owl
Snettisham - Curlew Sandpiper, Ring Ouzel
Breydon Water - Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper flew over
Buckenham - 4 Wood Sandpipers
Welney - Wood Sandpiper, Cattle Egret
Dickleburgh Moor - Wood Sandpiper
Wells - Wood Sandpiper
Titchwell - 2 Turtle Doves
Snettisham CP - Turtle Dove
Felbrigg - Osprey, 2 Ring Ouzels
Hockwold - Garganey
Horsey - 6 Common Cranes over, Hen Harrier
Blakeney - 2 Common Cranes over
Cley - 2 Common Cranes over
Clippesby - Hen Harrier
Barrow Common - Hen Harrier
West Newton - White-tailed Eagle from Isle of White release scheme
Plus Ring Ouzels at Holme (4), Winterton (3), Beeston Regis (2), Burnham Overy

Thursday 6 May 2021

Choseley - Dotterel

Cley - Iceland Gull (also at Kelling-Weybourne), Spotted Redshank, Short-eared Owl
Salthouse - Blue-headed Wagtail, Short-eared Owl
Cantley - 2 Wood Sandpipers
Welney - Cattle Egret, Common Crane
Lynford - Hawfinch
Whitlingham CP - Arctic Tern
Plus Ring Ouzels at Holme (3), Hindolveston, Horsey

Wednesday 5 May 2021

Winterton - Iceland Gull, Ring Ouzel
Weybourne - Iceland Gull, 2 Ring Ouzels
Titchwell - Osprey flew W
Holme - Osprey flew W, 2 Ring Ouzels, 2 Spoonbills
Hickling Broad - 2 Wood Sandpipers
Dickleburgh Moor - Wood Sandpiper
Cantley BF - Wood Sandpiper
Cley - Spotted Redshank, Short-eared Owl, Spoonbill
Beeston Regis - Whinchat, 3 Ring Ouzels
West Runton - Whinchat
Breydon Water - Whinchat
Waxham - 2 Ring Ouzels, 4 Purple Sandpipers
Salthouse - 2 Short-eared Owls
Heacham - Turtle Dove
Plus Ring Ouzels at Burnham Norton (2), Setchey (2)

Tuesday 4 May 2021

Cley - Grey-headed Wagtail, 2 Sooonbills

Choseley - Dotterel, Shorelark
Weybourne/Kelling - Iceland Gull
Holkham - Osprey
Earlham Marsh - Osprey flew SE
Snettisham - Curlew Sandpiper
Hickling - 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Garganey, Spoonbill
Wells - Jack Snipe
Plus Ring Ouzels at Pigneys Wood (3), Felbrigg (2), Holme

Monday 3 May 2021

Sidestrand - RED-THROATED PIPIT flew NW, Short-eared Owl

Waxham - PALLID HARRIER flew S, Hen Harrier, 3 Ring Ouzels, Turtle Dove, Short-eared Owl
Choseley - Dotterel, Shorelark
Weybourne - Iceland Gull flew W
Kelling WM - Grey-headed Wagtail, Blue-headed Wagtail
West Runton - Blue-headed Wagtail, Ring Ouzel, Short-eared Owl, Woodlark
Titchwell - Temminck’s Stint
Hockwold Washes - Curlew Sandpiper, 5 Garganey
Cley - Curlew Sandpiper, Spoonbill, Osprey flew W
Brancaster - Wood Sandpiper
Cantley - Wood Sandpiper
Wells - Jack Snipe
Somerton Holmes - White-fronted Goose
Winterton - Short-eared Owl
Gresham - 3 Common Cranes
Welney - 2 Common Cranes
Plus Ring Ouzels at Muckleburgh Hill (11), Pigneys Wood (3), Brancaster Staithe (2), Downham Market (2), Holme, Earlham Marsh

Sunday 2 May 2021

Hickling Broad - Wryneck, Black Tern
Stiffkey Fen - Temminck’s Stint
Stanhoe - White-tailed Eagle flew over, then over Blakeney-Cromer
Denver Sluice - Cattle Egret, Little Gull
Breydon Water - Blue-headed Wagtail, Spoonbill
Earlham Marsh - Blue-headed Wagtail
Burnham Overy - Black Redstart, 3 Ring Ouzels
Waxham - Turtle Dove
Weybourne - Iceland Gull, 4 Ring Ouzels
Sheringham - Iceland Gull, Ring Ouzel
Dickleburgh Moor - Wood Sandpiper
Thetford Nunnery Lakes - Wood Sandpiper
Stiffkey - Wood Sandpiper
Cantley - Wood Sandpiper, 4 Ring Ouzels
Snettisham - Curlew Sandpiper
Thornham - Spotted Redshank, 2 Common Cranes over
Hockwold - Garganey
Ormesby Broad - 6+ Arctic Terns
Roydon Common - 4 Common Cranes over
Welney - Short-eared Owl
Langham - White-tailed Eagle from Isle of Wight reintroduction scheme flew over
Plus Ring Ouzels at Horsey-Winterton (8), Holme (3), Sculthorpe Moor (2), Holkham (2), Northrepps, Winterton, Sedgeford

Saturday 1 May 2021

Hickling Broad - Wryneck
Denver Sluice - Grey-headed Wagtail, 2 Garganey, Little Gull
Earlham Marsh - Blue-headed Wagtail
Cley - Iceland Gull
California - Iceland Gull flew N, Ring Ouzel, Short-eared Owl
Dickleburgh Moor - 2 Wood Sandpipers
Cantley - Wood Sandpiper, Ring Ouzel
Hockwold - 3 Garganey, Wood Sandpiper
Welney - 2 Garganey
North Creake - 2 Common Cranes over
Snettisham - Short-eared Owl, Spoonbill
Winterton - Short-eared Owl
Caister-on-Sea - Short-eared Owl
Marlingford - White Stork of uncertain origin
Plus Ring Ouzels at Burnham Overy (5), Horsey (5), Weybourne (4), Beeston Regis (3), Pigney’s Wood (3), Holme (2), Sculthorpe Moor, Sedgeford

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