Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for August 2010

Tuesday 31 August 2010

Holme - 2 Barred Warblers, 2 Cranes & Wood Warbler. Waxham - Wryneck & Red-backed Shrike. Stiffkey Fen - 14 Spoonbills, Black Necked Grebe & by campsite a Barred Warbler. Blakeney point - Short Toed Lark, Wryneck & Lap Bunting. Cley - Honey Buzzard over & Balearic Shearwater flew past. Trimingham - Honey Buzzard & Crane. Ospreys over Norwich & N. Walsham. Overstrand - Crane. Salthouse - Lap Bunting. Cantley - Curlew Sand.

Monday 30 August 2010

All eyes on the sea today along with good numbers of Great & Arctic Skuas. Sheringham - Storm Petrel, 2 Long-Tailed Skuas & 2 Sooty Shearwaters. Holme - Long-tailed Skua & Sooty Shear + Wood Warbler. Cley - 5 Long-tailed Skuas, 2 Pom Skua, 2 sooties & 6 Purple Sandpipers & on the reserve 13 Spoonbills and 6+ Curlew Sands. Salthouse - Red Backed Shrike. Blakeney Point - Wryneck & Short Toed Lark. Warham Greens - Wryneck. East Hills - Greenish & Barred Warblers.

Sunday 29 August 2010

Cley - 13 Spoonbills, Hooded Crow, Curlew Sand & Long-tailed Skua past in morning. Blakeney Point - Short Toed Lark still. Winterton - Barred Warbler & Pied Fly. Sheringham - Long-tailed Skua, Sooty & Balearics and 200+ Manx Shearwaters. Holme - Cory's Shearwater, Long-tailed Skua, 4 Pom Skuas & Sooty Shearwater. Hopton - Long-tailed Skua. Salthouse - Crane. Stiffkey Fen - Black Necked Grebe.

Saturday 28 August 2010

Blakeney Point - Bluethroat, barred Warbler (a.m) & Short Toed Lark (p.m). Cley - Icterine Warbler early at Walsey Hills but not again & 12 Spoonbills. Stiffkey Fen - Black Necked Grebe & 2 Spoonbills. Breydon - 4 Curlew Sands. Muckleburgh Hill - Common Crane flew over. East hills - GREENISH WARBLER. Cantley - Curlew & Wood Sands.

Friday 27 August 2010

With a keen North East wind, migrants from the continent were expected. Highlights today, Blakeney Point - BOOTED WARBLER, Lapland Bunting, Long Tailed Skua & Bluethroat. Cley - Icterine Warbler at Walsey Hills & Balearic Shearwater past. Holme - Icterine & Barred Warblers both trapped and never seen again! Sheringham - Long Tailed Skua, 2 Pom Skuas & 2 Balearic Shearwaters, late in the day a Wryneck on the golf course. Strumpshaw - 2 Osprey. Breydon - 3 Curlew Sands. Weybourne - Red Backed Shrike.

Thursday 26 August 2010

Cley - Crane, Curlew Sand & Hooded Crow. Stiffkey - 3 Spoonbills, Black Necked Grebe & Wood Sand. Hickling Broad NWT - Nightjar. Blakeney Point - Bluethroat on far point

Wednesday 25 August 2010

Strumpshaw - Osprey. Cley - up to 11 Spoonbills, Crane and a CASPIAN TERN reported flying past offshore.

Tuesday 24 August 2010

Cley - up to 17 Spoonbills & Crane. Strumpshaw - Osprey. Cantley - Osprey flew over. Hopton - Osprey flew south early a.m.

Monday 23 August 2010

Norwich - Pied Fly in Costessey. Strumpshaw - Osprey. Cley - Crane, 9 Spoonbills & Garganey. Blakeney - Marsh Warbler on the point.

Sunday 22 August 2010

Cley - Spoonbill, Crane, Curlew Sand, 2 Wood Sands & Hooded Crow. Brancaster - 7 Spoonbills

Saturday 21 August 2010

Norwich - Red Kite flew over Drayton. Cantley - Black Necked Grebe. Cley - 5 Spoonbills, 3 Wood Sands & Curlew Sand.

Friday 20 August 2010

WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN still at Hickling. Cley - Hooded Crow, Crane, Pied Fly, Curlew Sand & Wood Sand. Kelling - Juv Montagu's Harrier flew over. Loddon - Spotted Crake. Stiffkey fen - 2 Spoonbills. Gorleston - Long Eared Owl. Cantley - 2 Wood Sandpipers.

Thursday 19 August 2010

Hickling - juv WHITE-WINGED BLACK TERN. Kelling - LESSER GREY SHRIKE & Whinchat. Great Ryburgh - 3 Honey Buzzards. Cley - Spoonbill, Curlew Sand, Hooded Crow, 3 Little Stints, 8 Y-L Gulls, Crane & Whinchat. Hoveton - Greenish Warbler heard only. Stiffkey - 2 Spoonbills

Wednesday 18 August 2010

Kelling - LESSER GREY SHRIKE. Cley - 6 Spoonbill, 2 Curlew Sand, 2 Wood Sands, 2 Little Stints & Crane. Hunstanton - 2 Black Redstarts

Tuesday 17 August 2010

Kelling - a fine adult LESSER GREY SHRIKE turned up. Weleny - 2 Cranes and the Bluethroat still. Great Ryburgh - 3 Honey Buzzards. Gorleston - Pied Fly & Whinchat. Cley - Hooded Crow & Crane.

Monday 16 August 2010

Sheringham - 2 Sooty & 7 Manx Shearwaters + 20 Arctic & 5 Great Skuas. Holme - 2 Sooties, 7 Great & 8 Arctic skuas + Black Tern. Cley - similar seabirds plus Storm Petrel & Puffin on the reserve, 2 Wood Sands, 2 Little Stints, 10 Spoonbills & Crane. Winterton - Dotterel early morning. Pied Flys at Holme & Yarmouth

Sunday 15 August 2010

Icterine warbler still on blakeney point & one at Burnham Overy. Possible Greenish Warbler heard at Wells. A smattering of Pied Flycatchers still around the coast. Sheringham - Storm Petrel & Sooty Shearwater. Cley - Curlew Sand, 3 Little Stints, Crane, Hooded Crow, Balearic Shearwater and Long Tailed Skua late. Winterton - Sabines Gull.

Saturday 14 August 2010

East Hills (wells) - GREENISH WARBLER heard only. Blakeney point - Icterine Warbler & Wryneck. A fall of Pied Flys, recorded at 10+ sites. Cley - 12 Spoonbills, Crane, 3 wood sands, 4 Curlew Sands. Hopton - Sooty Shearwater

Friday 13 August 2010

Holme - Cory's Shearwater, Pom skua & Curlew Sand. Snettisham - Buff Breasted Sandpiper. Cley - 5 Sooty Shearwaters, 12 Spoonbills & Curlew Sand. Stiffkey - 3 Spoonbills. Nar Valley Fisheries - 4 Caspian & 13 Y-L Gulls. Blakeney Point - Icterine Warbler & Black Guillemot flew past. Sheringham - Black Guillemot and Sooty Shear flew past.

Thursday 12 August 2010

Possible MASKED BOOBY flew past Mundesley & Sea Palling this morning, if accepted it will be the first for Britain. Cley - 11 Spoonbills, Hooded Crow, Curlew Sand, 4 Wood Sands & Crane flew over late on. Holme - Montagu's Harrier over NWT reserve. Swanton novers - Honey Buzzard. Burgh Castle - big count of 108 Yellow Wagtails. Gorleston - Firecrest.

Wednesday 11 August 2010

Cley - 15 Spoonbills, Pectoral, 6 Wood & Curlew Sandpipers, Little Stint and Ruddy Shelduck. Holme - Spoonbill. Stiffkey - 2 Spoonbills. Swanton Novers - 2 Honey Buzzards over.

Tuesday 10 August 2010

Cley - 8 Spoonbills, Hooded Crow & 5 Wood Sandpipers. Burnham Norton - Montagu's Harrier over. Blakeney - Common Crane. Hickling - Pectoral Sandpiper on swim coots. Holme - Black Tern & 7 Arctic Terns past.

Monday 9 August 2010

A report of the KING EIDER 2 miles north of WInterton today.

Sunday 8 August 2010

Seawathcing was pretty good today with Sheringham - 1 Sooty & 3 Manx Shearwaters, 25 Arctic & 2 Great Skuas. Cley also had 2 Pomarine SKuas and similar birds to sheringham. On the reserve - 18 Spoonbills, 2 Curlew Sands & Hooded Crow. Holme - 3 Sponnbills, Montagu's Harrier over, sooty & 13 Manx Shearwaters, 14 Arctic Skuas & Black Tern. Breydon - Black Tern. Salthouse - Common Crane in the area and Pied Flycatcher.

Saturday 7 August 2010

Breydon - Kentish Plover for most of the day. Salthouse - Crane. Welney - Bluethroat still present. Cley - A record 21 Spoonbills, 2 Curlew Sands, Wood Sand and the Hodded Crow. Burnham Norton - 4 Spoonbills. Thornham - Spoonbill. Hickling - Pectoral & 8 Wood Sands.

Friday 6 August 2010

Cley - Common Crane, Hooded Crow & 10 Spoonbills. Holme - Montagu's Harrier flew over. Hickling - Pectoral Sandpiper on rush hill scrape.

Thursday 5 August 2010

Cley - Common Crane around all day, 14 SPoonbills & Hooded Crow. Breydon - an early Merlin. Holkham - Spoonbill. Holme - Spoonbill and over the sea Scaup, 3 Arctic Terns & 8 Arctic Skuas

Wednesday 4 August 2010

Cley - Hooded Crow & 16 Spoonbills. Hopton - Sooty Shearwater & Arctic Tern flew past. Denver Sluice - Arctic Tern. Bracaster Staithe - 2 Spoonbills flew over

Tuesday 3 August 2010

Cley - Hooded Crow, 15 Spoonbills & Curlew Sandpiper. Nar Valley Fisheries - 2 Caspian & 10 Y-L Gulls. Holt - Honey Buzzard flew over

Monday 2 August 2010

Top news today SPOONBILLS are breeding at Holkham having set up a small colony of 6 pairs. Also Cley - 16 Spoonbills, Curlew Sand, 2 Y-L Gulls & Garganey. Burnham Overy - 4 Spoonbills & Montagu's Harrier flew west.

Sunday 1 August 2010

Hooded Crow still in Cley/Sathouse area, a few Arctic & Great Skuas past the coast and at Cley 16 Spoonbills and Curlew Sand.