Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for May 2024

Friday 31 May 2024

Cromer - Storm Petrel taken by Peregrine
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Chedgrave - Quail
Hickling - Garganey
Ranworth Broad - Osprey

Thursday 30 May 2024

Hickling - Purple Heron
Titchwell - Curlew Sandpiper; Velvet Scoter on sea
Cley - Garganey

Wednesday 29 May 2024

Potter Heigham - Black-winged Stilt
Cley - Little Stint, Garganey
Necton - Honey Buzzard flew W
Hickling - 4 Garganey
Welney - Garganey

Tuesday 28 May 2024

Potter Heigham - Black-winged Stilt
Snettisham - Glossy Ibis, Turtle Dove
Cley - Glossy Ibis, Little Stint, Garganey
Kelling - Honey Buzzard flew S
Titchwell - 3 Garganey, 3 Little Gulls, Turtle Dove
Hickling - 2 Garganey
Ranworth Broad - 2 Osprey

Monday 27 May 2024

Beeston Regis - Blyth’s Reed Warbler
Blakeney Point - Alpine Swift flew W, Caspian Gull
Snettisham - Red-backed Shrike, Glossy Ibis
Horsey - Red-backed Shrike
Waxham - Red-backed Shrike
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Cley - 2 Garganey
Welney - Garganey
Ranworth Broad - 2 Ospreys
Burnham Overy - 3 Little Gulls
Salthouse - Short-eared Owl
Denver Sluice - Spotted Redshank 

Sunday 26 May 2024

Blakeney Point - Blyth’s Reed Warbler, Red-backed Shrike
Winterton - Blyth’s Reed Warbler
Snettisham - Red-backed Shrike, Glossy Ibis
Horsey - Red-backed Shrike
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Cley - 2 Garganey
Welney - Arctic Tern
Titchwell - 3 Turtle Doves

Saturday 25 May 2024

Snettisham - Black-winged StiltBlack Brant, Pale-bellied Brent
Weybourne - Bee-eater
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Cley - Glossy Ibis
Blakeney Point - Red-backed Shrike
Winterton - Red-backed Shrike
Welney - 3 Garganey
Hickling - Garganey

Friday 24 May 2024

Denver - Red-footed Falcon flew SW
West Runton - Golden Oriole, Blue-headed Wagtail both flew W
Cley - Golden Oriole
Buxton Heath - Honey Buzzard flew W
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Sheringham - Red-backed Shrike flew in off sea
Hockwold - Garganey
Hickling - Garganey
Titchwell - Black Tern flew E
Breydon Water - Osprey, 2 Common Cranes flew W

Thursday 23 May 2024

Snettisham - Black Brant, Pale-bellied Brent, 5 Turtle Doves, Short-eared Owl
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Titchwell - Montagu’s Harrier flew W; Velvet Scoter on sea
Potter Heigham - 2 Temminck’s Stints
Hockwold - 2 Garganey
Welney - Garganey
Weybourne - 2 Common Cranes flew W - also tracked along coast to Holme

Wednesday 22 May 2024

Blakeney Point - Bluethroat, 3 Icterine Warblers
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis, Garganey
Burnham Overy Dunes - Red-backed Shrike
Cley - Montagu’s Harrier flew W
Titchwell - Curlew Sandpiper, Garganey
Welney - 2 Garganey
Salthouse - 2 Short-eared Owls

Tuesday 21 May 2024

Blakeney Point - Icterine Warbler, Marsh Warbler
Muckleburgh Hill - Golden Oriole
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis, Red-backed Shrike, Garganey
Winterton - Red-backed Shrike
Thornham - 2 Garganey
Welney - 2 Garganey
Hickling - Garganey

Monday 20 May 2024

Snettisham - Golden Oriole
Norwich - Honey Buzzard flew E
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Potter Heigham - Pectoral Sandpiper
Winterton - Red-backed Shrike
Horsey - Red-backed Shrike
Kelling Heath - Red-backed Shrike
Thornham - Wood Sandpiper
Hockwold - 2 Garganey
Blakeney - Osprey flew W

Sunday 19 May 2024

Blakeney Point - Short-toed Lark, Red-backed Shrike, Ring Ouzel
Cley - Glossy Ibis
Potter Heigham - Pectoral Sandpiper, Little Stint, Garganey
Horsey - Red-backed Shrike
Thornham - Garganey
Titchwell - Garganey
Hockwold - 2 Garganey
Welney - 2 Garganey
Kelling Heath - Hawfinch flew N
Weybourne - Glossy Ibis flew E then W
Snettisham - Common Crane flew S

Saturday 18 May 2024

Blakeney Point - THRUSH NIGHTINGALE, Short-toed Lark, Golden Oriole, 2 Red-backed Shrikes
Cley - Purple Heron, Glossy Ibis, Black Tern
Kelling Heath - Golden Oriole
Strumpshaw - Honey Buzzard
Snettisham - Glossy Ibis, Garganey
Hickling - 2 Black Terns, Garganey
Wymondham - Temminck’s Stint
Thornham - Wood Sandpiper, Garganey
Titchwell - Garganey, 2 Little Gulls
Pensthorpe - Garganey
Welney - 1+ released Corncrakes singing
Salthouse - Osprey flew W

Friday 17 May 2024

Kelling Heath - Golden Oriole
Cley - Glossy Ibis
Stiffkey Fen - 3 Temminck’s Stints
Thornham - Wood Sandpiper
Welney - 4 Garganey, 2 released Corncrakes singing
Hickling - Garganey
St Benet’s - Hen Harrier

Thursday 16 May 2024

Cley - Montagu’s Harrier, Glossy Ibis, 1+ Temminck’s Stints, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, Little Gull
Holkham - Golden Oriole
Titchwell - 5 Temminck’s Stints, Little Stint, 2 Curlew Sandpipers, Little Gull
Stiffkey Fen - 3 Temminck’s Stints
Thornham - 1+ Wood Sandpipers, Garganey
Welney - 1+ released Corncrakes singing

Wednesday 15 May 2024

Cley - Glossy Ibis, 2 Temminck’s Stints, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper
Titchwell - 2 Temminck’s Stints, Little Stint
Denver Sluice - Temminck’s Stint
Thornham - 2 Wood Sandpipers, Garganey
Welney - 2 Garganey, 2 released Corncrakes singing

Tuesday 14 May 2024

Burnham Overy Staithe - Purple Heron flew N
Cley - Glossy Ibis, 2 Temminck’s Stints
Titchwell - Temminck’s Stint, Garganey
Denver Sluice - Temminck’s Stint
Thornham - 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Garganey
Hickling - 2 Garganey, Little Gull
Welney - 2 Garganey
Holkham - Velvet Scoter on sea

Monday 13 May 2024

West Runton - Bee-eater flew W
Scolt Head - Bee-eater flew W
Hunstanton - Bee-eater flew S
Blakeney - Glossy Ibis
Hickling - White-tailed Eagle of Continental origin
Denver Sluice - 3 Temminck’s Stints
Cley - 2 Temminck’s Stints
Wells North Point - 2 Temminck’s Stints
Titchwell - Little Stint, Black Tern, Garganey
Thornham - 2 Wood Sandpipers, Garganey
Welney - Garganey

Sunday 12 May 2024

Blakeney - Purple Heron
Hickling - Purple Heron, 3 Garganey, White-tailed Eagle of uncertain origin; Honey Buzzard, Black Tern & Osprey all flew E
Cley - Purple Heron flew E, Bee-eater flew over, 2 Temminck’s Stints, Wood Sandpiper; Black Tern flew E
Snettisham - Glossy Ibis, Wood Sandpiper
Wells North Point - 2 Temminck’s Stints
Potter Heigham Marshes - Temminck’s Stint
Titchwell - Little Stint, Black Tern, Garganey
Buckenham - Wood Sandpiper
Rockland Broad - 4 Black Terns
Denver Sluice - Little Gull

Saturday 11 May 2024

Blakeney - Purple Heron
Hickling - Purple Heron, 2 Garganey
Cley - Glossy Ibis, 2 Black Terns
Snettisham - Glossy Ibis, 2 Turtle Doves, Little Gull
Blakeney Point - Dotterel then flew E
Wells North Point - Temminck’s Stint
Burnham Overy Staithe - Curlew Sandpiper, Black Tern
Breydon Water - Curlew Sandpiper
Ludham - Curlew Sandpiper, White-tailed Eagle of uncertain origin flew over
Titchwell - Little Stint, Black Tern
Holme - Wood Sandpiper
Dickleburgh Moor - 13 Black Terns, 3 Arctic Terns
Pensthorpe - 12 Black Terns
Colney GPs - 9 Black Terns
Rockland Broad - 7 Black Terns
Hockwold - 2 Black Terns, Garganey
Welney - Garganey
East Walton - 2 White Storks of uncertain origin flew over

Friday 10 May 2024

Blakeney - Purple Heron, Montagu’s Harrier flew W
Cley - Glossy Ibis
Snettisham - Glossy Ibis
Hickling - Temminck’s Stint, Little Stint, 3 Wood Sandpipers, Garganey; Black Tern flew over
Titchwell - Little Stint, Garganey, Little Gull, Turtle Dove
Salthouse - Wood Sandpiper
Dickleburgh Moor - Wood Sandpiper
Fritton - Little Gull
Potter Heigham - White Storks of uncertain origin flew over
Ranworth Broad - White-tailed Eagle of uncertain origin

Thursday 9 May 2024

Blakeney - Purple Heron
Titchwell - Golden Oriole, Little Stint, Garganey, Turtle Dove
Cley - 3 Temminck’s Stints, Glossy Ibis flew E
Welney - 3 Garganey, 2 Wood Sandpipers
Hickling - Garganey
Buckenham - 4 Garganey
Holme - Garganey
Breydon Water - Osprey, Short-eared Owl
Snettisham CP - 2 Turtle Doves, Little Gull
Choseley - 2 White Storks (1 of captive origin, colour-ringed; 1 of uncertain origin, unringed)
Holkham - Velvet Scoter on sea

Wednesday 8 May 2024

Blakeney - Purple Heron
Hickling - Red-footed Falcon, 2 Garganey
Cley - Glossy Ibis, Curlew Sandpiper, 2 White Storks (1 of captive origin, colour-ringed; 1 of uncertain origin, unringed)
Welney - 2 Garganey 
Titchwell - Garganey
Buckenham - Garganey
Norwich - Black Redstart at Timberhill, Osprey flew N
Reepham - 2 Common Cranes flew N
Choseley - 2 White Storks (1 of captive origin, colour-ringed; 1 of uncertain origin, unringed)

Tuesday 7 May 2024

Burnham Overy Staithe - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Cley - Purple Heron flew W, Curlew Sandpiper
Blakeney Point - Subalpine Warbler sp
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Denver Sluice - Little Stint, Arctic Tern
Hickling - 2 Garganey
Welney - Garganey 
Thornham - Garganey
Buckenham - Garganey, Wood Sandpiper
Titchwell - 4 Turtle Doves, Little Gull
Wymondham - Turtle Dove
Ludham Bridge - 2 White Storks of presumed captive origin (1 colour-ringed)
Norwich - 2 White Storks of uncertain origin flew over Earlham

Monday 6 May 2024

Muckleburgh Hill - 2+ Golden Orioles flew W
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Snettisham - Glossy Ibis, Wood Sandpiper
Cley - Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper 
Blakeney Point - Dotterel flew W
Buckenham - 2 Garganey, 5 Wood Sandpipers
Welney - Garganey
Thornham - Garganey, Wood Sandpiper
Burnham Overy Dunes - 4 Wood Sandpipers
Ludham Bridge - 2 Wood Sandpipers, Little Gull, 2 White Storks of uncertain origin
Titchwell - 2 Turtle Doves

Sunday 5 May 2024

Cantley - American Golden Plover (then flew to Buckenham), 2 Wood Sandpipers
Snettisham - Glossy Ibis, Wood Sandpiper, 2 Little Gulls
Cley - Glossy Ibis flew over, Curlew Sandpiper
Thornham - 2 Garganey, Wood Sandpiper
Holkham - Garganey, 2 Wood Sandpipers; 2 Velvet Scoters on sea
Hickling - Garganey
Burnham Overy Dunes - 3 Wood Sandpipers
Salthouse - Wood Sandpiper, Short-eared Owl
Titchwell - Black Redstart
Horsey - Short-eared Owl
Sheringham - Montagu’s Harrier, Honey Buzzard flew over
Breydon Water - Osprey flew over

Saturday 4 May 2024

Titchwell - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Pied Flycatcher
Buckenham - American Golden Plover (then flew to Cantley), Wood Sandpiper
Hickling - Red-footed Falcon
West Runton - Golden Oriole flew W, Ring Ouzel, 2 Blue-headed Wagtails
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis, Wood Sandpiper
Welney - 2 Garganey
Snettisham - 3 Wood Sandpipers, 3 Blue-headed Wagtails
Burnham Overy Dunes - 3 Wood Sandpipers
Wymondham - Wood Sandpiper
Sidestrand - Pied Flycatcher, probable Eastern Lesser Whitethroat
Ludham Bridge - Hen Harrier

Friday 3 May 2024

Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis, Wood Sandpiper
Thornham - Wood Sandpiper, Garganey
Holme - Pied Flycatcher
Waxham - Pied Flycatcher
Snettisham - Turtle Dove, Nightingale

Thursday 2 May 2024

Thornham - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Garganey
Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Honey Buzzard flew E, Hen Harrier
Hickling - Red-footed Falcon, 3 Garganey
Snettisham - Glossy Ibis
West Beckham - 2 Glossy Ibis flew SE
Welney - 2 Garganey
Burnham Overy Dunes - 4 Wood Sandpipers
Buckenham - Wood Sandpiper
Wells - Hen Harrier
Holkham - White-tailed Eagle of uncertain origin flew S

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Cley - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Hen Harrier
Snettisham - Glossy Ibis, Wood Sandpiper, Little Gull, Spotted Redshank
Hickling - Black Tern, 1+ Garganey
Buckenham - Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Little Tern flew E
Trimingham - Pied Flycatcher
Kings Lynn - Caspian Gull
Wymondham - 3 Short-eared Owls
Thetford - White Stork of uncertain origin flew SW

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