Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for March 2023

Friday 31 March 2023

Overstrand - HUME’S WARBLER
Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Jack Snipe, 2+ Water Pipits
Sheringham - ALPINE SWIFT
Eccles - Ring Ouzel
Welney - 1+ Garganey
Holme - Garganey
Hickling - 2+ Water Pipits
Titchwell - Hen Harrier

Thursday 30 March 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Snow Bunting, 2 Water Pipits, Continental Black-tailed Godwit
Burnham Norton - ALPINE SWIFT
Dersingham - Ring Ouzel
Snettisham - 2 Garganey
Hockwold - Garganey
Holme - Garganey
Blakeney - Black Redstart
Lynford - Hawfinch

Wednesday 29 March 2023

Filby Broad - FERRUGINOUS DUCK, Smew
Colney - White Stork of uncertain origin flew NW
Welney - 5 Garganey, 2 Short-eared Owls
Holme - Garganey
Hockwold - Garganey
Cley - 2+ Water Pipits, Osprey flew S
West Runton - Black Redstart
Strumpshaw - presumed released White-tailed Eagle flew over
Horsey - Hen Harrier flew S

Tuesday 28 March 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 2 Common Cranes flew W
Blakeney Point - Iceland Gull
Welney - 1+ Garganey, 1+ Cattle Egrets
West Runton - Black Redstart
Winterton - Black Redstart
Whitlingham CP - Little Gull
Weybourne - Great Northern Diver flew E

Monday 27 March 2023

Cromer - ALPINE SWIFT
Swanton Novers - Long-eared Owl
Cley - 10 Snow Buntings, Water Pipit
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Hockwold - 3 Garganey
Welney - 1+ Garganey, 3 Short-eared Owls, Little Gull flew N
Holme - Garganey
Acle - Hen Harrier

Sunday 26 March 2023

Cromer- ALPINE SWIFTS, Caspian Gull
Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 14 Snow Buntings, Water Pipit
Filby Broad - FERRUGINOUS DUCK, Smew
Holkham - 9 Shorelarks
Hockwold - 3 Garganey
Welney - 2 Garganey, 5 Cattle Egrets
Holme - Garganey; 2 Velvet Scoters on sea
Rockland Broad - Short-eared Owl
Winterton - 2 Velvet Scoters on sea

Saturday 25 March 2023

Sheringham - 2 ALPINE SWIFTS
Cromer-Overstrand - 2 ALPINE SWIFTS, Caspian Gull
Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 16 Snow Buntings, 2 Water Pipits
Holkham - 9 Shorelarks
Weybourne - 3 Lapland Buntings
California - Black Redstart
Happisburgh - Black Redstart
Hockwold - 3 Garganey
Holme - Garganey
Swanton Novers - Long-eared Owl
Rockland Broad - Short-eared Owl
Potter Heigham - Hen Harrier

Friday 24 March 2023

Sheringham - 2 ALPINE SWIFTS
Cromer-Sidestrand - 2 ALPINE SWIFTS
Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 12 Snow Buntings, 2 Water Pipits
Warham Greens - PALLID HARRIER
Holkham - 5 Shorelarks
Weybourne - 2 Lapland Buntings
Salthouse - 2 Snow Buntings
Titchwell - Snow Bunting
Welney - 4 Garganey
Hockwold - Garganey
Holme - Garganey
Heacham - Slavonian Grebe, Short-eared Owl
Swanton Novers - Long-eared Owl
Winterton - 4 Short-eared Owls

Thursday 23 March 2023

Sheringham - 2 ALPINE SWIFTS
Cromer - 3 ALPINE SWIFTS
Gorleston - ALPINE SWIFT flew S
Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 3 Common Cranes flew W
Warham Greens - PALLID HARRIER
Halvergate - White Stork (Dutch ringed, of unknown origin), then flew W/SW over Norwich
Weybourne - 2 Lapland Buntings
Hockwold - 3 Water Pipits, 3 Garganey
Strumpshaw - 2 Garganey
Welney - Garganey, Short-eared Owl, Spotted Redshank
Heacham - Slavonian Grebe

Wednesday 22 March 2023

Sheringham - 2 ALPINE SWIFTS
Cromer-Sidestrand - 2 ALPINE SWIFTS
Kelling Heath - ALPINE SWIFT
Honing - ALPINE SWIFT flew S
Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 16 Snow Buntings, 2 Water Pipits
Warham Greens - PALLID HARRIER
Filby Broad - FERRUGINOUS DUCK
Halvergate - White Stork (Dutch ringed, of unknown origin)
Rollesby Broad - Smew
Holkham - 6 Shorelarks
Overstrand - Black Redstart
Hockwold - 3 Garganey
Heacham - Slavonian Grebe
Lynford - 5 Hawfinches
Gorleston - Hawfinch

Tuesday 21 March 2023

Sheringham - 2 ALPINE SWIFTS, Caspian Gull
Cromer-Sidestrand - ALPINE SWIFT
Winterton - ALPINE SWIFT
Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 15 Snow Buntings, Black Redstart
Warham Greens - PALLID HARRIER, 3 Hen Harriers
Holkham - 3+ Shorelarks, 45+ White-fronted Geese
Weybourne - Lapland Bunting
Burnham Overy - 3 Long-eared Owls
Welney - 4 Garganey, Spotted Redshank 
Kelling - 2 Garganey
Hockwold - 1+ Garganey
Titchwell - Hen Harrier
Lynford - Hawfinch

Monday 20 March 2023

Sheringham - 2 ALPINE SWIFTS, Black Redstart; 3 Velvet Scoters flew W
Cromer-Sidestrand - ALPINE SWIFT
Cley - ALPINE SWIFT, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Black Redstart, 2 Water Pipits, Sedge Warbler
Warham Greens - PALLID HARRIER
Welney - 4 Garganey, 2 Spotted Redshanks, 3 Short-eared Owls
Gorleston - Black Redstart
Winterton - Black Redstart
Stiffkey - Caspian Gull
Titchwell - Black-necked Grebe, Red-necked Grebe on sea
Potter Heigham - Hen Harrier

Sunday 19 March 2023

Warham Greens - PALLID HARRIER
Stiffkey - Black Brant, 2 Pale-bellied Brents
Sidestrand - Iceland Gull
Holkham - 2+ Shorelarks 
Weybourne - Lapland Bunting
Cley - 14 Snow Buntings, 1+ Water Pipits, Sedge Warbler
Potter Heigham - Water Pipit, 320 White-fronted Geese
Hockwold - 3 Garganey
Welney - 4 Garganey
Holme - 2 Garganey
Sheringham - Black Redstart

Saturday 18 March 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 7 Snow Buntings, 2+ Water Pipits
Warham Greens - PALLID HARRIER
Filby Broad - 2 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Rollesby Broad - Smew
Weybourne - Iceland Gull, Black Redstart
Holkham - 9 Shorelarks
Hockwold - 3 Garganey
Welney - 2 Garganey
Sheringham - Black Redstart, Swallow, 4 Woodlarks flew W
Happisburgh - Black Redstart
Hickling - 2 Hen Harriers
Haddiscoe - Hen Harrier
Heacham - Slavonian Grebe
Denver Sluice - Bewicks Swan
Ormesby Broad - 2 Scaup
Winterton - 9 Velvet Scoters

Friday 17 March 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 4 Snow Buntings, Black Redstart, 3 Water Pipits
Rollesby Broad - Smew, 2 Scaup
Sheringham - Iceland Gull, Caspian Gull
Holkham - 10 Shorelarks
Weybourne - 2 Black Redstarts, Wheatear
Sidestrand - Black Redstart, 4 Woodlarks flew SE
Salthouse - 2 Wheatears
Snettisham - Wheatear
Welney - 3 Short-eared Owls
Warham Greens - Hen Harrier
Heacham - Slavonian Grebe

Thursday 16 March 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 3 Water Pipits
Warham Greens - PALLID HARRIER
Filby Broad - 1+ FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Wiveton - White Stork of uncertain origin, then flew S
Rollesby Broad - Smew
Sidestrand - Black Redstart, 4 Woodlarks flew SE
Lynford - 2+ Hawfinches
Buckenham - Short-eared Owl
Glandford - Hen Harrier
Heacham - Slavonian Grebe
Sculthorpe - Common Crane
Whitlingham CP - Little Gull, Bittern

Wednesday 15 March 2023

Rollesby Broad - Smew
Cantley - Yellow Wagtail
Holkham - 5 Shorelarks; Red-necked Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Ducks on sea
Cley - 5 Snow Buntings, 2 Water Pipits, Caspian Gull
Rockland - Short-eared Owl
Halvergate - 2 Hen Harriers
Syderstone - Hen Harrier
Lynford - 3+ Hawfinches, Common Crane flew W

Tuesday 14 March 2023

Holkham - 10 Shorelarks, 15+ White-fronted Geese
Titchwell - 3 Shorelarks, Little Ringed Plover
Cley - 23 Snow Buntings, 3+ Water Pipits, 7 Caspian Gulls flew W
Burnham Overy - 6 Snow Buntings
Rockland - Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier
Choseley - Hen Harrier
Holme - Long-tailed Duck on sea

Monday 13 March 2023

Holkham - 4+ Shorelarks, 30+ White-fronted Geese, Sand Martin flew W
Cley - 30 Snow Buntings, 3+ Water Pipits, Sand Martin
Weybourne - White Wagtail flew W

Sunday 12 March 2023

Filby Broad - 3 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Hickling - FERRUGINOUS DUCK, Scaup
Rollsby Broad - Smew
Holme - 3 Shorelarks, Snow Bunting; Long-tailed Duck on sea
Cantley - Yellow Wagtail
Cley - 25+ Snow Buntings, Water Pipit, Pale-bellied Brent
Welney - Water Pipit, Spotted Redshank, 3 Short-eared Owls
Morston - Firecrest
Weybourne - Mealy Redpoll
Rockland - Bewick’s Swan
Titchwell - Whooper Swan; Great Northern Diver on sea
Swanton Novers - 4+ Goshawks
Burnham Overy - Hen Harrier
Honing - Hen Harrier
Sheringham - Iceland Gull flew E
Cromer - Glaucous Gull on sea
Lynford - 1+ Hawfinches
Horsey - 2 Common Cranes

Saturday 11 March 2023

Filby Broad - 3 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Holkham - 9 Shorelarks, 100 White-fronted Geese, Short-eared Owl; 7+ Velvet Scoters on sea
Holme - 3 Shorelarks
Weybourne - 3+ Lapland Buntings
Cley - 26 Snow Buntings, Pale-bellied Brent
Breydon Water - 3 Snow Buntings
Potter Heigham - 2 Water Pipits
Welney - 3+ Bewicks Swans, Water Pipit, Spotted Redshank, Short-eared Owl
Burnham Overy - Short-eared Owl
Buckenham - Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier
Sheringham - Caspian Gull; 4 Velvet Scoters flew W
Lynford - 7 Hawfinches
Titchwell - Long-tailed Duck on sea

Friday 10 March 2023

Holkham - 9+ Shorelarks
Holme - 3 Shorelarks; Long-tailed Duck on sea
Cley - 2 Water Pipits
Buckenham - Water Pipit, Short-eared Owl

Thursday 9 March 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Buckenham - Tundra Bean Goose
Morston - Hen Harrier
Titchwell - Great Northern Diver on sea

Wednesday 8 March 2023

Holkham - 10 Shorelarks
Weybourne - 1+ Lapland Buntings
Beeston Common - Mealy Redpoll
Holme - Long-tailed Duck, Velvet Scoter on sea
Buxton - Dipper reported

Tuesday 7 March 2023

Buckenham - Dotterel, Short-eared Owl, Hen Harrier
Holkham - 10 Shorelarks, 20+ White-fronted Geese
Holme - 3 Shorelarks
Weybourne - 2+ Lapland Buntings; Long-tailed Duck flew W
Cley - 12+ Snow Buntings, 2+ Water Pipits
Burnham Overy - 12 Snow Buntings
Congham - Black Redstart
Sheringham - Caspian Gull; 2 Velvet Scoters flew past
Welney - Short-eared Owl
Winterton - 10 Velvet Scoters on sea

Monday 6 March 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 28 Snow Buntings, 4+ Water Pipits
Holkham - 10 Shorelarks, 70+ White-fronted Geese
Weybourne - 1+ Lapland Buntings
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Welney - 3+ Bewicks Swans, Spotted Redshank
Winterton - Black-throated Diver, 12 Velvet Scoters on sea
Waxham - Great Northern Diver on sea

Sunday 5 March 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 1+ Water Pipits
Rockland Broad - 2 Smew
Holkham - 10 Shorelarks
Holme - 3 Shorelarks
Weybourne - 2 Lapland Buntings
West Runton - 20 Snow Buntings
Welney - Spotted Redshank 
Ten Mile Bank - 2 Bewicks Swans
Lynford - 6+ Hawfinches
Holme - Black-necked Grebe on sea

Saturday 4 March 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 2 Water Pipits
Filby Broad - 1+ FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Holkham - 9+ Shorelarks, 1+ Snow Buntings, 5+ White-fronted Geese
Holme - 3 Shorelarks
Weybourne - 2 Lapland Buntings
Great Yarmouth - c30 Snow Buntings
Letheringsett - Mealy Redpoll
Titchwell - 4 Water Pipits
Welney - 4+ Bewicks Swans
Seething - 20+ Bewicks Swans flew SE
Hickling - Hen Harrier
Great Bircham - Hen Harrier
Lynford - 5 Hawfinches
Sea Palling - Long-tailed Duck on sea

Friday 3 March 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Filby Broad - 1+ FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Glandford - Long-eared Owl
Holkham - 10 Shorelarks
Holme - 3 Shorelarks, 18 Snow Buntings
Weybourne - 1+ Lapland Buntings
Buckenham - Tundra Bean Geese
Welney - 5 Cattle Egrets
Brancaster - Black-necked Grebe on sea
Norwich - 2 Common Cranes flew over Keswick Hall

Thursday 2 March 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Water Pipit
Filby Broad - 2 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Holkham - 10 Shorelarks
Weybourne - 1+ Lapland Buntings
Winterton - 35 Snow Buntings
Strumpshaw - Water Pipit
Welney - 10 Bewick’s Swans, 5 Cattle Egrets, Water Pipit, Spotted Redshank
Lynford - Hawfinch
Letheringsett - Hawfinch
Holme - Red-necked Grebe on sea

Wednesday 1 March 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 6 Snow Buntings, Water Pipit, Caspian Gull flew E
Filby Broad - 3 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Holkham - 10 Shorelarks
Weybourne - 5 Lapland Buntings
Salthouse - 2 Snow Buntings
Titchwell - 5 Tundra Bean Geese
Welney - 1+ Bewick’s Swans
Sheringham - Red-necked Grebe flew W

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