Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for February 2024

Thursday 29 February 2024

Norwich - 30+ Waxwings at Norwich Research Park
Whitlingham CP - 1+ Mealy Redpoll
Lynford - 3+ Hawfinches
Titchwell - Long-tailed Duck, Slavonian Grebe (also at Holme, Brancaster)

Wednesday 28 February 2024

Warham Greens - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, PALLID HARRIER
Weeting - Great Grey Shrike
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Norwich - 26+ Waxwings at Norwich Research Park
Holkham - 13 Shorelarks, Hen Harrier; 33 Velvet Scoters, Scaup
Weybourne - 1+ Lapland Buntings, 1+ Twite
Whitlingham CP - 2 Mealy Redpoll
Salthouse - 7 Twite, Jack Snipe
Welney - 2 Scaup 
Sheringham - Caspian Gull
Claxton - Short-eared Owl
Breydon Water - Hen Harrier
Lynford - 3+ Hawfinches

Tuesday 27 February 2024

Warham Greens - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, PALLID HARRIER, 2 Hen Harriers
Weeting - Great Grey Shrike
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Norwich - 33 Waxwings at Norwich Research Park
Holkham - 13 Shorelarks
Weybourne - 6 Lapland Buntings, 4 Twite
Salthouse - 7 Twite
Hickling - Smew
Claxton - Ruddy Shelduck
Lynford - 9+ Hawfinches

Monday 26 February 2024

Weeting - Great Grey Shrike
Norwich - 10+Waxwings at Norwich Research Park, 3 Waxwing at UEA
Weybourne - 2 Lapland Buntings
Holkham - 13 Shorelarks
Welney - 2 Scaup
Roydon Common - Hen Harrier
Lynford - 2+ Hawfinches
Titchwell - Slavonian Grebe on sea

Sunday 25 February 2024

Warham Greens - PALLID HARRIER, 6 Hen Harriers
Weeting - Great Grey Shrike
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Norwich - 33+Waxwings at Norwich Research Park, Waxwing at UEA
Weybourne - 3+ Lapland Buntings, Mealy Redpoll
Holkham - 13 Shorelarks, Snow Buntings, 80+ White-fronted Geese; 20+ Velvet Scoters on sea
Salthouse - 15 Twite
Snettisham - 2 Water Pipits, Scaup
Welney - 2 Scaup
Hickling - Smew, Hen Harrier
Downham Market - Long-tailed Duck
Claxton - Ruddy Shelduck
Ludham - Short-eared Owl
Terrington Marsh - Hen Harrier
Lynford - 7+ Hawfinches
Titchwell - Slavonian Grebe on sea

Saturday 24 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER, 10+ Velvet Scoters, 2 Scaup, Long-tailed Duck; Green-winged Teal, 13 Shorelarks, 100+ White-fronted Geese
Wells - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Warham Greens - PALLID HARRIER, 2 Hen Harriers, White-tailed Eagle (of uncertain origin) flew inland
Weeting - Great Grey Shrike
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Norwich - 28 Waxwings at Norwich Research Park
Corpusty - 12 Waxwings
Weybourne - 3+ Lapland Buntings, 2 Twite, Mealy Redpoll
Beeston Regis - Mealy Redpoll
Titchwell - Water Pipit; Slavonian Grebe, 2 Long-tailed Ducks
Hickling - Water Pipit, Smew
Salthouse - Water Pipit
Downham Market - Long-tailed Duck
Claxton - Ruddy Shelduck
Lynford - 2+ Hawfinches
Sidestrand - White-tailed Eagle (of uncertain origin) flew NW

Friday 23 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER; Green-winged Teal, 13 Shorelarks, 100+ White-fronted Geese
Weybourne - 4 Lapland Buntings
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Whitlingham CP - Mealy Redpoll
Snettisham - 12 Snow Buntings
Hunstanton - 4 Snow Buntings
Cley - Water Pipit
Kings Lynn - Water Pipit
Welney - 2 Scaup
Downham Market - Long-tailed Duck
Cantley - Ruddy Shelduck, Spotted Redshank, 2 Common Cranes
Titchwell - Short-eared Owl
Ludham - Hen Harrier
Lynford - 17+ Hawfinches, 2 Common Cranes flew over
Winterton - 7 Velvet Scoters on sea

Thursday 22 February 2024

Cley - Glaucous Gull flew NW
Hunstanton - 3 Snow Buntings
Salthouse - Snow Bunting
Welney - 2 Scaup
Beighton - Ruddy Shelduck
Lynford - 1+ Hawfinches
Holkham - White-tailed Eagle (from IOW scheme)

Wednesday 21 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER, 10+ Velvet Scoters; 13 Shorelarks, 100+ White-fronted Geese
Warham Greens - PALLID HARRIER, 1+ Hen Harriers
Salthouse - 10+ Twite
Beighton - Ruddy Shelduck
Lynford - 5+ Hawfinches
Buckenham - Spotted Redshank

Tuesday 20 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER; 12+ Shorelarks, 13 Snow Buntings, 152+ White-fronted Geese, White-tailed Eagle (from IoW scheme)
Norwich - 35 Waxwings at Norwich Research Park, Waxwing at Bowthorpe
Salthouse - 15+ Twite
Snettisham - 20 Snow Buntings
Burnham Overy - 10 Snow Buntings
Heacham - 9+ Snow Buntings
Whitlingham CP - Mealy Redpoll
Hickling - Smew
Welney - 2 Scaup, 3 Bewicks Swan
Cantley - Ruddy Shelduck
Lynford - 6+ Hawfinches
Thornham - 4 Cattle Egrets
Warham Greens - Hen Harrier

Monday 19 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER, 12+ Velvet Scoters; 13 Shorelarks, Snow Bunting, 22+ White-fronted Geese, White-tailed Eagle of uncertain origin
Warham - PALLID HARRIER
Norwich - 30+ Waxwings at Norwich Research Park
Salthouse - 10+ Twite
Snettisham - 13+ Snow Buntings
Titchwell - Hen Harrier, White-tailed Eagle of uncertain origin then flew E
Barton Broad - Smew
Hickling - Smew
Welney - 2 Scaup, Bewicks Swan
Cantley - Ruddy Shelduck
Lynford - c20 Hawfinches
Thornham - 8 Cattle Egrets
Roydon Common - Hen Harrier
Stiffkey - Hen Harrier

Sunday 18 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER
Warham - PALLID HARRIER, 2 Hen Harriers
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Norwich - 9 Waxwings at Cringleford
Snettisham - 13+ Snow Buntings
Cley - 16 Snow Buntings
Holme - 8 Snow Buntings, Water Pipit
Barton Broad - Smew
Hickling - Smew
Welney - 2 Scaup, 22 Cattle Egrets, 2 Common Cranes
Lynford - 15+ Hawfinches
Thornham - Cattle Egret
Burnham Norton - Cattle Egret
Honing - Hen Harrier
Waxham - Hen Harrier
Winterton - Velvet Scoter on sea

Saturday 17 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER, 30+ Velvet Scoters, 2 Long-tailed Ducks; 13 Shorelarks, Snow Bunting, Hen Harrier, 138+ White-fronted Geese
Wells - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Warham - PALLID HARRIER
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis, Hen Harrier
Salthouse - 26 Twite
Snettisham - 26+ Snow Buntings
Heacham - 16 Snow Buntings
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Holme - 2 Water Pipits
Rollesby Broad - 3 Smew
Welney - 2 Scaup
Lynford - 14+ Hawfinches
Roydon Common - 2 Hen Harriers
East Rudham - Hen Harrier
Morston - Hen Harrier
Barton Broad - 2 Great Northern Divers
Cantley - 89+ White-fronted Geese

Friday 16 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER, 10+ Velvet Scoters; 13 Shorelarks, Tundra Bean Goose
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Salthouse - 25 Twite
Snettisham - 20 Snow Buntings
Burnham Deepdale - Black Redstart
Rollesby Broad - 2 Smew
Hickling - Smew
Welney - 2 Scaup, 2 Bewicks Swans
Cantley - Ruddy Shelduck, 99+ White-fronted Geese
Lynford - 20 Hawfinches
Barton Broad - 2 Great Northern Divers
Thornham - 3 Cattle Egrets
Titchwell - Spotted Redshank, Hen Harrier; Black-throated Diver, Slavonian Grebe, 2 Velvet Scoters on sea
Warham Greens - Hen Harrier

Thursday 15 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER, 15+ Velvet Scoters; 13 Shorelarks, 80 White-fronted Geese
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Norwich - 8 Waxwings at N&N
Snettisham - 13 Snow Buntings, Long-tailed Duck
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Welney - 2 Scaup
Buckenham - Ruddy Shelduck, Spotted Redshank
Lynford - 3+ Hawfinches
West Newton - Hen Harrier
Choseley - Hen Harrier flew E

Wednesday 14 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER, 26+ Velvet Scoters; 13 Shorelarks, 100 White-fronted Geese
Norwich - 34+ Waxwings at Norwich Research Park, 30+ Waxwings at Cringleford
Snettisham - 25 Snow Buntings, Long-tailed Duck
Heacham - 6 Snow Buntings
Wells - Water Pipit at North Point
Rollesby Broad - 2 Smew
Welney - 2 Scaup
Buckenham - Ruddy Shelduck, Short-eared Owl
Lynford - 3+ Hawfinches
Hardley Staithe - Black-throated Diver
Titchwell - Black-necked Grebe
West Newton - released White-tailed Eagle flew S
Haddiscoe - 2 Short-eared Owls
Warham Greens - 2 Hen Harriers
Sheringham - Hooded Crow flew W

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Warham Greens - PALLID HARRIER, 2 Hen Harriers
Filby Broad - 2 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Wells - Green-winged Teal, Water Pipit at North Point
Norwich - 36 Waxwings at Cringleford
Holkham - 14 Shorelarks, 120 White-fronted Geese; 30+ Velvet Scoters
Snettisham - 20 Snow Buntings, Long-tailed Duck
Cley - 15 Twite
Buckenham - 2 Water Pipits, 188 White-fronted Geese
Whitlingham CP - Mealy Redpoll
Rollesby Broad - Smew, Great Northern Diver
Hickling - Smew
Welney - Scaup
Sutton - 2 Bewicks Swans
Lynford - 1+ Hawfinches
Lessingham - Hen Harrier
Ringstead - Hen Harrier
Ormesby Broad - Great Northern Diver
Cantley - Spotted Redshank, 218 White-fronted Geese

Monday 12 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER reported, 12 Velvet Scoters; 14 Shorelarks
Warham Greens - PALLID HARRIER, 2 Hen Harriers
Wells - Green-winged Teal at North Point
Norwich - 26 Waxwings at Norwich Research Park
Snettisham - 20 Snow Buntings, Long-tailed Duck
Blakeney - 1+ Twite
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Thetford - Mealy Redpoll at Nunnery Lakes
Rollesby Broad - 2 Smew
Welney - Scaup
Breydon Water - 2 Bewicks Swans flew E
Lynford - 3+ Hawfinches
Burnham Overy - Hen Harrier
Barton Broad - Great Northern Diver
Whitlingham CP - Great Northern Diver
Ormesby Broad - Great Northern Diver
Cantley - Spotted Redshank
Sheringham - Long-tailed Duck flew W

Sunday 11 February 2024

Holme - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Breydon Water - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Hen Harrier
Filby Broad - 2 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Burnham Overy - Green-winged Teal
Norwich - 35 Waxwings in Cringleford
Holkham - 14 Shorelarks; 16 Velvet Scoters, Long-tailed Duck on sea
Snettisham - 18 Snow Buntings, Long-tailed Duck
Cley - 20+ Twite, Hen Harrier
Titchwell - Water Pipit, Spotted Redshank
Morston - Water Pipit
Thetford - Mealy Redpoll at Nunnery Lakes
Hickling - Smew, 3 Hen Harriers, 12 White-fronted Geese
Welney - 2 Scaup
Lynford - 3+ Hawfinches
Ludham - 4+Short-eared Owls, Hen Harrier, 26 Common Cranes
Stiffkey - Hen Harrier
West Rudham - Hen Harrier
Winterton - 8 Velvet Scoters on sea

Saturday 10 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER reported; 50 White-fronted Geese, Ruddy Shelduck
Cley - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, 20+ Twite, 2 Hen Harriers
Warham - PALLID HARRIER
Breydon Water - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, Caspian Gull, 3 Spotted Redshanks
Filby Broad - 2 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Norwich - 34 Waxwings in Cringleford, 6 Waxwings at Westwick Street
Beighton Marshes - 6 Waxwings
Blakeney Point - 130 Snow Buntings
Snettisham - 12+ Snow Buntings
Hickling - Smew, 5 Water Pipits
Titchwell - 2 Water Pipits, Spotted Redshank
Trimingham - Hooded Crow
Sutton - 16 Bewicks Swans
Welney - Scaup, Spotted Redshank 
Lynford - 1+ Hawfinches
Ludham - Hen Harrier
Winterton - Hen Harrier
Barton Broad - Great Northern Diver

Friday 9 February 2024

Cley - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Water Pipit, Hen Harrier
Breydon Water - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Norwich - 14 Waxwings at Cringleford, 30 Waxwings flew over Winter Road
Titchwell - Water Pipit; Slavonian Grebe on sea
Thetford - Mealy Redpoll at Nunnery Lakes
Sutton - 15 Bewicks Swans
Welney - 2 Scaup
Hickling - Smew
Snettisham - Long-tailed Duck
Buckenham - Ruddy Shelduck
Holkham - 140 White-fronted Geese; Long-tailed Duck on sea
Cantley - 130+ White-fronted Geese
Lynford - 3+ Hawfinches

Thursday 8 February 2024

Cley - 10+ Twite

Titchwell - Water Pipit
Thetford - Mealy Redpoll at Nunnery Lakes
Blakeney - Hen Harrier flew W
Lynford - 1+ Hawfinches

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Breydon Water - LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER
Warham - PALLID HARRIER
Norwich - 25 Waxwings at Fifers Lane
Holkham - 14 Shorelarks; 15+ Velvet Scoters, Long-tailed Duck on sea
Cley - 21 Twite
Titchwell - Snow Bunting
Barton Broad - Mealy Redpoll, Great Northern Diver
Thetford - Mealy Redpoll at Nunnery Lakes
Holme - Black-throated Diver
Welney - 2 Scaup
Thornham - Hen Harrier
Lynford - 3+ Hawfinches
Whitlingham CP - Hawfinch

Tuesday 6 February 2024

Cley - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Warham - PALLID HARRIER
Norwich - 30 Waxwings at Cringleford, 19 Waxwings by NDR, 5 flew over Fifers Lane
Holkham - 10 Shorelarks, 10+ White-fronted Geese
Snettisham - Long-tailed Duck
Holme - Black-throated Diver
Welney - 54 Bewicks Swans, 2 Scaup
Hickling - 2 Hen Harriers
Lynford - 2+ Hawfinches
Buckenham - Short-eared Owl
Barton Broad - Mealy Redpoll, Great Northern Diver

Monday 5 February 2024

Blakeney - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Warham - PALLID HARRIER
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Norwich - 35 Waxwings flew S over Sweet Briar Marshes
Holkham - 14 Shorelarks, 45+ White-fronted Geese; 30 Velvet Scoters, Long-tailed Duck on sea
Snettisham - 29 Snow Buntings, Long-tailed Duck
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Thetford - Mealy Redpoll at Nunnery Lakes
Hickling - Smew
Winterton - 51 Bewicks Swans flew E
Sutton - 13 Bewicks Swans
Welney - Scaup
Barton Broad - Great Northern Diver

Sunday 4 February 2024

Lynn Point - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Cley - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, 25 Twite
Warham - PALLID HARRIER, Hen Harrier
Snettisham - 28 Snow Buntings, Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
Holme - 2 Water Pipits, Black-throated Diver
Titchwell - Water Pipit
Southery - 328 Bewicks Swans
Sutton - 13 Bewicks Swans
Holkham - 2 Ruddy Shelduck, 112 White-fronted Geese; 60 Velvet Scoter, 2 Long-tailed Duck on sea
Welney - 2 Scaup
Hickling - Smew, 3 Hen Harriers
Weeting - 3 Caspian Gulls
Hockwold - Caspian Gull
Lynford - 2+ Hawfinches
Clippesby - Hen Harrier
Sheringham - 2 Purple Sandpipers
Barton Broad - Great Northern Diver

Saturday 3 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER, 60+ Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck on sea; 14 Shorelarks, 43+ White-fronted Geese
Lynn Point - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Blakeney - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, 15+ Twite
Warham - PALLID HARRIER
Filby Broad - 2 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Swaffham - Waxwing
Burnham Overy Dunes - 12 Shorelarks
Snettisham - 26 Snow Buntings, Scaup
Titchwell - Water Pipit, Spotted Redshank, Caspian Gull
Buckenham - 12 Bewicks Swans flew E
Welney - Bewicks Swan, 2 Scaup
Lynford - 2+ Hawfinches
Holme - Black-throated Diver, Long-tailed Duck

Friday 2 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER, 40 Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck on sea; Green-winged Teal, 14 Shorelarks, Spoonbill, 40+ White-fronted Geese
Lynn Point - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Cley - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Warham - PALLID HARRIER
Filby Broad - 2 FERRUGINOUS DUCKS
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Snettisham - 30 Snow Buntings, Scaup, Long-tailed Duck
Titchwell - Water Pipit, Spotted Redshank, Hen Harrier
Great Yarmouth - 2 Black Redstarts
Southery - 60+ Bewicks Swans
Welney - 2 Scaup
Hickling - Smew
Lynford - 1+ Hawfinches
Ludham - Hen Harrier, 2 Short-eared Owls

Thursday 1 February 2024

Holkham - BLACK SCOTER, 2 Scaup, 2 Long-tailed Ducks on sea; Green-winged Teal, 14 Shorelarks, 40 Snow Buntings, Hen Harrier, 30+ White-fronted Geese
Lynn Point - RED-BREASTED GOOSE
Cley - RED-BREASTED GOOSE, 15 Twite
Warham - PALLID HARRIER, Hen Harrier
Stiffkey - Glossy Ibis
Norwich - 21 Waxwings at Upton Close
Welney - 15 Bewicks Swans, Scaup, Cattle Egret, Spotted Redshank
Hickling - Smew
Lynford - 1+ Hawfinches
Ludham - Hen Harrier
Buckenham - 12 White-fronted Geese
Holme - Long-tailed Duck

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