Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for November 2012

Friday 30 November 2012

Old Hunstanton - Little Auk flew past + Bewick's Swan.

Titchwell - GN Diver, Hen Harrier, Water Pipit, SEO, Slavonian Grebe & Shag.

Choseley - 40+ Brambling.

Sheringham - Velvet Scoter.

Gt. Yarmouth - 41 Med Gulls on North Beach & SEO at Breydon.

Kelling - 6 Velvet Scoter.

Holme - 2 Snow Buntings.

Salthouse - 2 Snow Buntings.

Waxwings - Honing(32), Old Hunstanton, Long Stratton(2), Surlingham(15), Gt. Walsingham(2), Salthouse(5), Holt(14), Titchwell(6), Hunstanton(14), Stibbard(10), Ludham(15), Holme(6) & Kelling(5).

Thursday 29 November 2012

Cley - GREAT WHITE EGRET flew west early morning + 2 Little Auks (before 9am)& Pomarine Skua past & 12 Snow Butnings.

Kelling - Little Auk flew west early afternoon.

Hemsby - Velvet Scoter past.

Salthouse - Great Northern Diver & 2 Snow Buntings.

Warham Greens - 7 Hen Harriers in to roost.

Hickling - 6 Cranes, Hen Harrier & SEO at dusk.

Waxwings - Langham(2), Cley(4), Titchwell(40) & Holme(20).

Wednesday 28 November 2012

Titchwell - GREAT WHITE EGRET on saltmarsh + Water Pipit & RC Pochard.

Cley - Pomarine Skua, Black Guillemot, 2 Great Northern Divers & Long-tailed Duck past.

Holme - 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 3 Black-throated Divers & Manx Shearwater flew past.

Strumpshaw - 3 Lapland Bunings flew over.

Martham - Black redstart.

Waxwings - Fakenham(2), Thorpe-next-haddiscoe(4), Norwich(8 + 1 flyover), Strumpshaw(3) & Titchwell.

Tuesday 27 November 2012

Sheringham - Leach's Petrel, Little Auk, juv Glaucous Gull, GN Diver, 2 RN Grebes, 11 Velvet Scoter, 20 Bonxies, Sooty & Manx Shearwaters, Purple Sandpiper, 20 Little Gulls, 2 Arctic Skuas and Sandwich Tern.

Cromer - 2 Little Auks.

Cley - Black-throated & Great Northern Divers, 20 Bonxies, 3 Red-necked Grebe, LT Duck & Shag flew past this afternoon.

Hardley flood - drake Smew.

Titchwell - 2 Spotshanks & Y-L Gull.

Caister - 40 Snow Buntings.

Wiveton - 3 Waxwings.

Little Barnigham - Waxwing.

Monday 26 November 2012

Titchwell - GREAT WHITE EGRET flew over, Red Kite, c30 Waxwings, Goosander, 7 Long-tailed Ducks, 5 Spotshanks, Bittern, 3 Hen Harrier, 2 Water Pipit, Y-L Gull, RC Pochard, Lapland Bunting, Little Gull & Bonxie.

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER on river Thet under bridge by The bridge pub.

Holkham - 3 Shorelarks, 32 Snow Buntings, 23 Twite, 2 Red-necked Grebes & Long-tailed Duck.

Holme - 18 Little Gulls.

Thornham - 2 Red kites.

Salthouse - Shorelark & SEO.

Wiveton - Waxwing.

Attleborough - Hen Harrier & 7 Waxwings.

Snettisham CP - 8 Waxwings.

Narborough - 5 Firecrests.

Winterton - House Martin.

Sunday 25 November 2012

Horsey - GREAT WHITE EGRET in field north of the mere.

Titchwell - 3 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Spotshanks, male Hen Harrier, Water Pipit, juv Merlin & RC Pochard.

Roydon - 7 Waxwings flew over common.

Beachamwell - Swallow.

Caister - 35 Snow Buntings.

Hemsby - Bonxie.

Cromer - 10 Waxwings.

Winterton - Velvet Scoter & SEO.

Saturday 24 November 2012

Thetford - BLACK BELLIED DIPPER on river Thet under bridge by The bridge pub.

Titchwell - 3 Goosander offshore, Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, 9 Long-tailed Ducks, 3 Spotshanks, Bittern, Hen Harrier, Water Pipit, Y-L Gull, RC Pochard & 47 Snow Buntings.

HorseyLeach's Petrel & Pomarine Skua.

Winterton - Black-throated Diver.

Salthouse - Shorelark, 30 Snow Buntings & SEO.

Holkham - 30 White-fronted Geese.

Wells - Goosander.

Cley - Jack Snipe & 2 Water Pipits.

Waxwings - Thetford(5), Roydon, Hunstanton, Cockley Cley & Heacham(3).

Friday 23 November 2012

Sheringham - Phalarope sp. on sea & Whooper Swan past.

Gorleston - Long-tailed Duck, 3 Scaup & Shag.

Kelling - Short-eared Owl over the quags.

Cromer - Slavonian Grebe.

Thornham - 8 Lapland Buntings, 2 Twite & Hen Harrier.

Thursday 22 November 2012

Horsey - 2 GREAT WHITE EGRETS by the mill at 10am.

Titchwell - Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebe, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, Scaup, 6 Little Gulls, Waxwing, Hen Harrier & 25 Snow Buntings.

Cley - 3 Water Pipits.

Wednesday 21 November 2012

Titchwell - Water Pipit, 6 Long-tailed Ducks & 3 Spotshanks.

Caister - 35 Snow Buntings.

Salthouse - Shorelark.

Blakeney - Slavonian Grebe in the harbour & Hen Harrier on the point.

Norwich - 10 Waxwings.

Thetford - Waxwing.

Tuesday 20 November 2012

TitchwellLittle auk reported on sea, Hawfinch briefly, 6 Long-tailed Ducks, 30 Snow Buntings & Spotshank.

Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard reported from Lady Anne's drive?

Salthouse - Black-throated Diver.

Thornham - Hen Harrier.

Weybourne - Hen Harrier.

Choseley - 300+ Brambling.

Monday 19 November 2012

Horsey - GREAT WHITE EGRET, north of mill from footpath mid afternoon.

Haddiscoe island - ROSS'S GOOSE, 5 Barnacle Geese & probable Rough-leg Buzzard.

Salthouse - 17 Snow Buntings by Gramborough hill.

Caister - 50 Snow Buntings.

Holkham - 20 Snow Buntings.

Waxwings - Thetford(27), Hunstanton(27) flew over, Strumpshaw(21), Norwich(5), Titchwell(3).

Sunday 18 November 2012

Hickling - GREAT WHITE EGRET, 26 Common Cranes & Hen Harrier.

SheringhamRichard's Pipit north of dead man's wood.

Happisburgh - Richard's Pipit. 

Cantley - 19 Taiga Bean Geese & 37 White-fronted Geese.

Weybourne - Slavonian Grebe & little Gull.

Hockwold washes - Great Northern Diver, Hen Harrier & 19 Whooper Swans.

Titchwell - 4 Long-tailed Ducks, Velvet Scoter, Water Pipit & Spotshank.

Kelling - Jack Snipe on water meadow.

Strumpshaw - Hen Harrier & juv Gannet over!

Norwich - Firecrest.

Hunstanton - 4 Crossbills over.

Snow Buntings - Snettisham(31), Weybourne(5), West Runton(3), Winterton(2) & Titchwell.

Waxwings - Weybourne(26), Hopton(20), Thetford(14), Winterton(8), Holme(2), Hilgay(3), Hunstaton(2), Salthouse & Roydon.

Saturday 17 November 2012

Sheringham - juv SURF SCOTER on sea west of town + Red-necked Grebe, Velvet Scoter, 2 Richard's Pipits, Black Guillemot flew west & Lapland Bunting.

North Repps - juv ROSE COLOURED STARLING.

Snettisham - Richard's Pipit flew over early morning + Lapland Bunting, 25+ Snow Buntings & hen Harrier.

Salthouse - Black-throated Diver, Slavonian Grebe & Short-eared Owl.

Cley - 74 Little Gulls flew west, Water Pipit & 50 Snow Buntings.

Norwich - 18 Waxwings.

Burnham Overy staithe - 2 Waxwings.

Friday 16 November 2012

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER on river Thet by the bridge pub.

Cley - Little Auk on sea + Water Pipit & Snow Bunting.

Salthouse - Black-throated Diver & Slavonian Grebe.

Holme - 100 Snow Buntings.

Woodbastwick - 17 Waxwings.

Norwich - 20 Waxwings.

Yarmouth - 9 Waxwings & 15 Snow Buntings.

Blofield - Firecrest.

Thursday 15 November 2012

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER on river Thet by the bridge pub.

Roughton - Rough-leg Buzzard flew over.

Kelling - Little Auk on sea then off Salthouse & Cley.

Haddiscoe Island - 4 Short-eared Owls.

Holme - Shorelark & 100 Snow Buntings.

Titchwell - Hen Harirer & 50 Snow Buntings.

Strumpshaw - Water Pipit.

Cley - Waxwing.

Norwich - Waxwing.

Wednesday 14 November 2012

Cley - Red-breasted Flycatcher in garden briefly & Siberian Chiffchaff.

Haddiscoe Island - ROSS'S GOOSE, 5 Barnacle Geese and 2 SEO's.

Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard.

Holme - c200 Snow Buntings & SEO.

Hunstanton - 5 Velvet Scoter.

Snettisham - 8 Snow Buntings.

Strumpshaw - Jack Snipe.

Waxwings - Strumpshaw(50), Ludham(9), Yarmouth(4), Holt(6), Snettisham(9), Norwich(17) & Cley(2).

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Holkham - Rough-leg Buzzard & SEO.

Haddiscoe Island - ROSS'S GOOSE, 6 Barnacle & 2 White-fronted Geese and 4 SEO's.

Hunstanton - 4 Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Red-necked Grebe, 6 Crossbills over & 5 Snow Buntings.

Burnham Overy dunes - 2 Red Kites over.

Cley - Sacred Ibis.

Titchwell - Jack Snipe & Yellow-legged Gull.

Holme - 110 Snow Buntings, SEO & 2 Whooper Swans.

Strumpshaw - Firecrest.

Waxwings - Alby Hill(15), Wymondham, Strumpshaw(4), Norwich(6),  Thetford(12) & East Dereham.

Monday 12 November 2012

Breydon water - ROSS'S GOOSE & GREAT WHITE EGRET early morning only & Waxwing in Yarmouth.

Santon warren - Great Grey Shrike.

Thornham - 3 Bewick's Swans.

Cley - Water Pipit & 30 Snow Buntings.

Strumpshaw - 2 Water Pipits & 5 Waxwings.

Titchwell - Water Pipit, Jack Snipe, 2 Waxwings & Slavonian Grebe.

Holme - Shorelark.

Norwich - Waxwing on Rupert Street.

Scolt head island - 2 Velvet Socter & 3 Scaup.

Sunday 11 November 2012

Haddiscoe Island - ROSS'S GOOSE & 4 Short-eared Owls.

Santon warren - Great Grey Shrike.

Burnham Overy - Black Brant, 7 Lapland Buntings over, 3 Snow Buntings and Great Northern Diver & Bonxie offshore.

Cley - Caspian Gull, Ring Ouzel, 3 Otters, Short-eared Owl, Velvet Scoter, 36 Snow Buntings & 6 Twite.

Hemsby - Waxwing & Snow Bunting.

Strumpshaw - Jack Snipe & 2 Water Pipits.

Horsey - Lapland Bunting over.

Titchwell - Water Pipit, Scaup, Velvet Scoter & 4 Long-tailed Ducks.

Caister - 30 Snow Buntings.

Trimingham - Velvet Scoter, SEO & 4 Snow Buntings.

Stiffkey - 11 Crossbills.

Holkham - Water Pipit & 5 White-fronted Geese.

Snettisham CP - Hen Harrier

Wiveton downs - male Hen Harrier.

Holme - Woodlark & 70 Snow Buntings.

Waxwings - Holme(35), Strumpshaw(8), Blakeney(7), Norwich(12), Wells(4), Morston & Thetford(3).

Saturday 10 November 2012

Santon warren - Great Grey Shrike.

Hemsby - Swift or Pallid Swift.

Strumpshaw - Jack Snipe.

Choseley - Tundra Bean Goose with Pink-feet.

Titchwell - Water Pipit, 3 Slavonian Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, Velvet Scoter & Spotshank.

Caister - 23 Snow Buntings.

Waxwings - Strumpshaw(20), Norwich(14+), Snettisham CP (8) & Thetford.

Friday 9 November 2012

Weybourne - Red-backed Shrike.

Santon warren - Great Grey Shrike.

Strumpshaw - Jack Snipe & 3 Water Pipits.

Cley - 2 Great Northern Divers, 2 Lapland Buntings, Water Pipit & 16 Snow Bunting.

Titchwell - Jack Snipe, Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, Velvet Scoter & 6 Spotshanks + Snow Bunting at Thornham point.

Lynford - 2 Hawfinches.

Brancaster - Hen Harrier.

Hemsby - Velvet Scoter.

Hunstanton - 8 Crossbills flew over cliffs.

Waxwings - Strumpshaw(15), Norwich(10), Kelling & Titchwell.

Thursday 8 November 2012

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER on river Thet early morning.

Horsey - GREAT WHITE EGRET in field opposite the mill.

Holkham - Richard's Pipit flew west over Lady Anne's drive.

Strumpshaw - Jack Snipe & 1+ Water Pipit.

Salthouse - 1+ Black-throated Diver.

Titchwell - 1-2 Hen Harriers (inc. male), 10 Snow Buntings, Slavonian Grebe, 30 Little Gulls & 4 Spotshanks.

Cley - 20 Snow Buntings.

Wells - Hen Harrier.

Choseley - Snow Bunting.

Waxwings - Norwich(7) & Titchwell.

Wednesday 7 November 2012

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER on bridge by bridge pub early morning.

Waxham - ROSS'S GOOSE & 4 Barnacle Geese with pink-feet + GREAT WHITE EGRET flew over Brograve level and Velvet Scoter offshore.

Aldeby tip - 3 Caspian Gulls & 4 Yellow-legged Gulls.

Horsey - 10 Common Cranes, Hen Harrier & 3 Snow Buntings.

Holkham - 2 Lapland Buntings at the gap.

Hunstanton - Velvet Scoter & Little Gull.

Stiffkey - 3 Hen Harriers including 1 male in to roost.

Waxwings - Snettisham(30), Wereham(20), Titchwell(9), Horsey(6), Long Stratton & Fakenham.

Tuesday 6 November 2012

Old Hunstanton - Hoopoe flew north over coast road.

Thetford - BLACK-BELLIED DIPPER on melford bridge early afternoon.

Waxham - ROSS'S GOOSE, 6 Barnacle Geese & 1000 pink-feet.

Northrepps - Siberian Chiffchaff singing.

Cley - Black-throated Diver, 30 Snow Buntings, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Lapland Buntings over hangs + one on reserve & 3 Water Pipits.

Holkham - 19 Snow Buntings & Great Northern Diver.

Titchwell - Black-throated Diver, 3 Long-tailed Ducks, Slavonian Grebe & RC Pochard.

Strumpshaw - Jack Snipe and 2+ Water Pipit still.

Waxwings - Earlham, Holkham, Cley, Strumpshaw, Blakeney, Burnham Deepdale, Titchwell, Morston, Thorpe-next-haddiscoe & Yarmouth.

Monday 5 November 2012

Waxham - ROSS'S GOOSE, 5 Barnacle Geese & 1000 pink-feet.

Welney - fem FERRUGINOUS DUCK from main hide.

Cley - 2 Caspian Gulls, 6 Yellow-legged Gulls, 2 Spotted Redshanks & 3 Water Pipits.

Gt. Yarmouth - 17 Snow Buntings on North beach.

Hemsby - Great Northern Diver past + Little Gull.

Titchwell - 2 Long-tailed Ducks & 8 Spotshanks.

Hunstanton - 2 Black Redstarts.

Strumpshaw - 2 Jack Snipe & 4 Water Pipits.

Hopton - 2 Velvet Scoter & SEO.

Holme - Great Northern Diver & Crossbill.

Walcott - Velvet Scoter, Puffin, 5 Littel Gulls & 3 Shags.

Burnham Overy dunes - Short-eared Owl.

Waxwings - Gt. Yarmouth(26), Cley (24), Langham(23), Hunstanton(27), Blakeney(12), Snettisham CP(7), Strumpshaw(7), Framlingham earl, Sidestrand, Aylmerton, Gorleston, BO dunes, Horsey & Wroxham.

Sunday 4 November 2012

North Wooton - Rough-legged Buzzard.

West Runton - Richard's Pipit in fields by beach car park.

Hunstanton - 112 Shags roosted,a county record.

Cley - Sooty Shearwater past coastguards.

Titchwell - Red-necked Grebe, 2 Slavonian Grebes, Velvet Scoter & 5 Long-tailed Ducks.

Salthouse - Lapland & 20 Snow Buntings.

Waxham - probable ROSS'S GOOSE, 5 Barnacle Geese & 1000 pink-feet.

Holme - 60 Snow Buntings.

Strumpshaw - Water Pipit.

Waxwings - Gt. Yarmouth(20), Cromer, Langham & Horsey(5).

Saturday 3 November 2012

Cley - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER on reserve, Little Auk on sea + Velvet Scoter.

West Runton - Richard's Pipit in fields by beach car park.

Warham greens - Black Brant on salt marsh.

Titchwell - 4 Red-necked Grebes, 5 Slavonian Grebes, Velvet Scoter, 5 Long-tailed Ducks & Shag on sea + 12 Snow Buntings & Red Kite.

Waxham - 15 Cranes north of Brograve farm & 2 Velvet Scoter offshore.

Holme - 40 Snow Buntings.

Stiffkey - Ring Ouzel & 2 Hen Harriers.

Hunstanton - 41 Shags in to roost.

Strumpshaw - Water Pipit.

Black Redstarts - Salle, Hemsby & Heacham.

Waxwings - Gt. Yarmouth(23), Weybourne, Strumpshaw(3), Norwich(3) & Holme(2).

Friday 2 November 2012

Cley - WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER.

Bale - GREAT WHITE EGRET flew over.

West Runton - Richard's Pipit in field east of beach car park.

Holme - 25 Snow Buntings.

Strumpshaw - 2 Waxwings.

Burnham Thorpe - 2 Cranes flew over.

Cromer - 75 Shags around pier.

Hunstanton - 37 Shags roosting on cliffs.

Thursday 1 November 2012

Cley - 2 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS & 3 Waxwings over.

Sheringham - Black Guillemot, 2 Little Auks & Red-necked Grebe.

Kelling quags - Richard's Pipit flew west.

Wells woods - Yellow-browed Warbler with tit flock.

Snettisham Coastal Park - Great Grey Shrike & Black Redstart.

Titchwell - 40 Snow Buntings, Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebe, Slavonian Grebe, Velvet Scoter & 4 Long-tailed Ducks.

Horsey - Velvet Socter, Hen Harrier & SEO.

Salthouse - Shorelark & 25 Snow Buntings.

Gt. Yarmouth - 15 Snow Buntings on beach & Firecrest in cemetery.

Stiffkey - 3 Hen Harriers (1 male) & SEO.

Heacham - Black Redstart.

Waxham - Black Redstart.

Waxwings - Holme(20), Strumpshaw(2) & Attleborough(2).

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