Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for April 2023

Sunday 30 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Ring Ouzel, 2 Short-eared Owls
Filby Broad - FERRUGINOUS DUCK
Hickling - Black-winged Stilt, Wood Sandpiper
West Runton - Hoopoe, Ring Ouzel
Wells - Hoopoe
Colkirk - Glossy Ibis flew E
Holkham - Blue-headed Wagtail
Choseley - 4 Dotterel, Ring Ouzel
Winterton - 4 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Garganey, Hooded Crow flew N
Titchwell - 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Garganey
Snettisham - Turtle Dove flew N
Welney - 2 Garganey
Holme - Garganey
Plus Ring Ouzels at Weybourne Camp (3), Sidestrand (2)

Saturday 29 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 2 Caspian Gulls, Little Gull flew E
West Runton - Hoopoe, Ring Ouzel
Walsey Hills - Wryneck
Choseley - 4 Dotterel, Ring Ouzel
Snettisham - Wood Sandpiper, Jack Snipe, Spotted Redshank
Hickling - Wood Sandpiper
Blakeney Point - Shorelark
Heacham - Black Redstart
Potter Heigham - Garganey
Buckenham - Garganey
Honing - Osprey flew NE
Titchwell - Black Guillemot
Claxton - Short-eared Owl
Plus Ring Ouzels at Snettisham, Docking, Sheringham, West Caister, Weybourne Camp, Burnham Overy Dunes, Sidestrand

Friday 28 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Choseley - 4 Dotterel
Winterton - Wood Sandpiper
Holme - Pied Flycatcher
Welney - 2 Garganey
Buckenham - 2 Garganey, Spotted Redshank
Brisley - Turtle Dove
Holkham - Osprey flew over
Sheringham - Osprey flew E, Ring Ouzel in off sea
Whitlingham CP - 18 Arctic Terns
Plus Ring Ouzels at Snettisham, Waxham, West Runton

Thursday 27 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Filby Broad - 2 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Titchwell - Wood Warbler, Temminck’s Stint, Little Gull
Choseley - 4 Dotterel
Winterton - Wood Sandpiper
Beeston Regis - Ring Ouzel, Redstart
Holme - Garganey
Potter Heigham - Garganey
Sidestrand - Short-eared Owl
Plus Ring Ouzels at Snettisham, Weybourne Camp

Wednesday 26 April 2023

Titchwell - Temminck’s Stint, Ring Ouzel
Hickling - Temminck’s Stint, 2 Garganey
Cley - Curlew Sandpiper, Short-eared Owl
Welney - 2 Garganey
Plus Ring Ouzels at Snettisham, Weybourne Camp (2), Beeston Regis, Burnham Overy, Sidestrand (flew NW)

Tuesday 25 April 2023

Filby Broad - 3 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Welney - 2 Garganey
Titchwell - 2 Garganey
Hickling - Garganey
Whitlingham CP - 3+ Arctic Terns
Weybourne/Kelling - Iceland Gull on sea
Plus Ring Ouzels at Snettisham, Weybourne Camp, Beeston Regis

Monday 24 April 2023

Filby Broad - FERRUGINOUS DUCK, 2 Arctic Terns
Holkham - Shorelark
Welney - 2 Garganey
Titchwell - 2 Garganey
Holme - Garganey
Beeston Regis - Caspian Gull, Ring Ouzel
Whitlingham CP - 14 Arctic Terns
Cromer - Velvet Scoter flew W
Plus Ring Ouzels at Morston (3), Snettisham (2), Weybourne Camp

Sunday 23 April 2023

West Runton - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR early am only, Blue-headed Wagtail
Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Hooded Crow
Ormesby Broad - FERRUGINOUS DUCK
Welney - 3 Garganey
Hockwold - 1+ Garganey
Hickling - 5 Garganey
Titchwell - 2 Garganey
Brancaster - Black Guillemot flew E
Plus Ring Ouzels at Waxham, Beeston Regis, Snettisham, Sidestrand

Saturday 22 April 2023

West Runton - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR
Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Filby Broad - 2 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Welney - Black-winged Stilt, 2 Little Gulls, 6 Garganey, Short-eared Owl
Holkham - Shorelark
Burnham Overy Dunes - Pied Flycatcher, Ring Ouzel
Blakeney Point - Black Redstart
St Olaves - Black Redstart
Buckenham - Water Pipit, 2 Ring Ouzels
Hockwold - 2 Garganey
Hickling - 2 Garganey, Osprey, Ring Ouzel, Little Gull
Titchwell - 2 Garganey, Ring Ouzel
Bintree - Garganey
Ranworth - Osprey
Barton Broad - 2 Little Gulls
Plus Ring Ouzels at Morston (3), Wymondham (3), Walsey Hills (2), Winterton (2), Weybourne Camp (2), Waxham, Beeston Regis, Kelling, Strumpshaw, Potter Heigham, Snettisham

Friday 21 April 2023

West Runton - ISABELLINE WHEATEAR
Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Caspian Gull
Filby Broad - 2 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Welney - Black-winged Stilt, 23 Little Gulls
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks
Hockwold - 2 Garganey
Titchwell - 2 Garganey
Bintree - Garganey
Winterton - Garganey
Beeston Regis - Ring Ouzel, Caspian Gull
Cromer - Ring Ouzel
Whitlingham CP - 5 Little Gulls
Colney - 4 Little Gulls

Thursday 20 April 2023

Holkham - KENTISH PLOVER, 4 Shorelarks
Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Filby Broad - 3 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Welney - 3 Garganey
Whitlingham CP - 2 Garganey
Bintree - Garganey
Winterton - Garganey
Postwick - Ring Ouzel

Wednesday 19 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Welney - 4 Garganey
Hockwold - Garganey
Winterton - Ring Ouzel, Hen Harrier
Morston - Ring Ouzel
Kelling - Ring Ouzel
Whitlingham CP - Little Gull
Sidestrand - Caspian Gull flew SE

Tuesday 18 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Caspian Gull
Filby Broad - 3 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Welney - 4 Garganey
Hickling - 3 Garganey
Whitlingham CP - Arctic Tern
Morston - Ring Ouzel
Sheringham - 2 Swifts

Monday 17 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Cromer - ALPINE SWIFT roosting on church am only
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, 2 Common Cranes flew E
Welney - Garganey
Hockwold - 2 Garganey
Holme - Garganey
Whitlingham CP - 9 Arctic Terns
Thornham - 2 Common Cranes flew E
Plus Ring Ouzels at Morston, Sheringham Park

Sunday 16 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Night Heron (heard only)
Cromer - ALPINE SWIFT roosting on church (also seen East Runton)
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, Ring Ouzel
Welney - 2 Garganey
Hockwold - 2 Garganey
Hickling - 2 Garganey, 18 Common Cranes
Claxton - Short-eared Owl
Cantley - Little Gull
Ranworth - Osprey
Plus Ring Ouzels at Blakeney (3), Grimston Warren, Morston, Snettisham, Waxham, Winterton

Saturday 15 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Cromer - ALPINE SWIFT roosting on church
Wiveton - Night Heron
Holkham - 4 Shorelarks, Black Redstart
Snettisham - Black Redstart, Ring Ouzel
Welney - Garganey, 4 Short-eared Owls, Spotted Redshank
Holme - Garganey
Hickling - Garganey
Sparham - Arctic Tern
Plus Ring Ouzels at Blakeney (2), Beeston Bump (2), Titchwell

Friday 14 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Cromer - ALPINE SWIFT roosting on church
Beeston BumpALPINE SWIFT, 5 Ring Ouzels
Snettisham - Redstart, Black Redstart, Ring Ouzel
Holme - Garganey
Hickling - 2 Garganey, Water Pipit
Ranworth - Osprey
Blofield - Hen Harrier

Thursday 13 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 3 Twite, Caspian Gull
Cromer - ALPINE SWIFT went to roost on church
West Runton - ALPINE SWIFT
Hingham - Purple Heron
East Runton - Hoopoe at site with no general access
Weeting - White Stork of uncertain origin flew W
Holkham - 5 Shorelarks
Snettisham - 2 Black Redstarts
Holt - Black Redstart
Welney - Short-eared Owl
Rockland Broad - Short-eared Owl
Hickling - Garganey
Horsey - Bewicks Swan
Roydon Common - 2 Hen Harriers
Billockby - Hen Harrier
Titchwell - Hen Harrier flew W

Wednesday 12 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Sheringham - ALPINE SWIFT also at Cromer, West Runton, Hoopoe then flew W
Cromer - ALPINE SWIFT went to roost on church
Holkham - 8 Shorelarks
Hunstanton - Black Redstart
Welney - Short-eared Owl
Hickling - 2 Garganey
Potter Heigham - Garganey
Whitlingham - Arctic Tern

Tuesday 11 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, ALPINE SWIFT then flew W, Caspian Gull
Sheringham - 2 ALPINE SWIFTS, Hen Harrier flew E
Horsey - Ring Ouzel, Black Redstart
Felbrigg - Ring Ouzel
Holkham - 6 Shorelarks
Buckenham - Wood Sandpiper, Caspian Gull
Welney - 2 Garganey
Potter Heigham - 3 Garganey
Kelling - Little Gull
Burnham Norton - Osprey flew W
Fring - Hobby flew W
Holme - Velvet Scoter on sea

Monday 10 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Caspian Gull
Waxham - Long-eared Owl, Caspian Gull
Welney - 2 Garganey
Holme - Garganey
Titchwell - Little Gull
Whitlingham CP - Little Gull, 2 Arctic Terns, 2 Common Terns
Holt - Hobby

Sunday 9 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Ringstead Downs - Redstart
Hickling - 2 Garganey, Water Pipit
Thornham - Garganey
Titchwell - Hen Harrier
Dersingham - Hen Harrier
Terrington Marsh - Hen Harrier
Blakeney Point - Hen Harrier
Sheringham - Hen Harrier flew SE
Whitlingham CP - 2 Arctic Terns
Sidestrand - Caspian Gull flew SE

Saturday 8 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 2 Caspian Gulls
Weybourne Camp - Ring Ouzel; 3 Velvet Scoters on sea
Holkham - 4+ Shorelarks
Salthouse - Slavonian Grebe on sea, Caspian Gull flew past
Hockwold - 2 Garganey
Welney - 2 Garganey
Strumpshaw -  2 Water Pipits, 1+ Mealy Redpoll
Docking - Hen Harrier

Friday 7 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Great Ryburgh - Dotterel
Hockwold - 2 Garganey
Holme - Garganey
Roydon - Redstart
Kelling - Black Redstart
Hickling - 2 Water Pipits
Titchwell - Hen Harrier
Welney - Short-eared Owl
Strumpshaw - Grasshopper Warbler
Sheringham - 2 Velvet Scoters flew W

Thursday 6 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Sheringham - ALPINE SWIFT
Hickling - FERRUGINOUS DUCK, 3 Water Pipits
Great Ryburgh - Dotterel
Waxham - Black Redstart
Kelling - Black Redstart
Cantley - Black Redstart
Titchwell - Water Pipit; Red-necked Grebe on sea
Welney - Short-eared Owl
Thornham - Short-eared Owl
Hardley - Jack Snipe, Hen Harrier
Martham - White Stork of uncertain origin flew NE

Wednesday 5 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 2 Garganey, Snow Bunting, Water Pipit
Overstrand/Sheringham - ALPINE SWIFT
Weybourne - Bluethroat
Norwich - Black Redstart at N&N
Sidestrand - 2 Ring Ouzels
Roydon Common - Ring Ouzel
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Pensthorpe - 3 Garganey
Welney - 2 Garganey
Hickling - 2 Garganey

Tuesday 4 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Bluethroat
Blakeney Point - Bluethroat
Holkham - 5 Shorelarks
Waxham - Black Redstart, Hen Harrier
Welney - Garganey
Wells - Garganey
Holme - Mealy Redpoll
Framingham Pigot - Swift
Sidestrand - Short-eared Owl flew NW

Monday 3 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 2 Common Cranes flew E
Blakeney Point - 2 Bluethroats, Quail
Winterton - Bluethroat, Black Redstart
Holkham - 8 Shorelarks, 20+ White-fronted Geese
Kelling - Black Redstart
Salthouse Heath - Turtle Dove flew N
Filby Broad - Smew
Welney - 3 Garganey, 1+ Short-eared Owls
Titchwell - 2 Garganey
Hockwold - 2 Garganey
Holme - Garganey
Boughton Fen - Whitethroat
Burnham Overy - Hen Harrier

Sunday 2 April 2023

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, 2 Water Pipits, Black Redstart
Filby Broad - FERRUGINOUS DUCK, Smew
Blakeney Point - Bluethroat
Winterton - Ring Ouzel
Holkham - 10 Shorelarks
Martham - Black Redstart
Narford Lake - Osprey
Hockwold - 4 Garganey
Welney - 3 Garganey
Walsey Hills - 2 Garganey
Cantley - Garganey, Water Pipit
Rockland Broad - Short-eared Owl

Saturday 1 April 2023

Wells - Rough-legged Buzzard reported
Cley - 1+ Water Pipits, Caspian Gull
Hockwold - 2 Garganey, 2 Water Pipits
Welney - 1+ Garganey
Hickling - 2 Water Pipits
Burnham Overy - Hen Harrier

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