Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for May 2014

Saturday 31 May 2014

West Runton - BLACK-HEADED BUNTING still by disused pig farm
Blakeney Point - Siberian Chiffchaff
Surlingham- Corncrake flew N at 11.30pm
Cley - Curlew Sandpiper, Spoonbill, White Wagtail
Horsey Corner - Whinchat
Titchwell - 3 Spoonbills

Friday 30 May 2014

West Runton - BLACK-HEADED BUNTING still by disused pig farm, +Spoonbill flew E
Happisburgh - Rustic Bunting briefly
Blakeney Point - 2 Bee-eaters flew W, Siberian Chiffchaff singing, Redstart, 2+ Black Redstarts
Northrepps - Icterine Warbler flew N
Holkham - Red-breasted Flycatcher at west end of pines
Pentney GPs - Black Tern
Titchwell - 4 Garganey, Spoonbill
Hickling - Garganey, 3 Little Gulls on Rush Hill Scrape
Cley - 2 Garganey, Spoonbill flew E

Thursday 29 May 2014

West Runton - BLACK-HEADED BUNTING female still by disused pig farm
Blakeney Point - Greenish Warbler, Icterine Warbler, Shorelark, Snow Bunting, Black Redstart
Beeston Regis - Red-backed Shrike
Cley - Little Gull, Spoonbill (bet. Cley & Salthouse)
Warham Greens - Spoonbill

Wednesday 28 May 2014

West Runton - BLACK-HEADED BUNTING female by disused pig farm
Blakeney Point - EASTERN SUBALPINE WARBLER, Icterine Warbler
Beeston Regis - Red-backed Shrike
Weybourne - Red-backed Shrike by railway station
Titchwell - Spoonbill
Cley - 2 Spoonbills, Little Gull
Horsey - Black Redstart at Nelson's Head track

Tuesday 27 May 2014

Burnham Overy - Redstart in dunes
Choseley - Quail by drying barns
Titchwell - Spoonbill, 2 Little Gulls

Monday 26 May 2014

Titchwell- *MEGA* SLENDER-BILLED GULL 3.35-4.02pm, + 6 Spoonbills
Cromer- BLACK-HEADED BUNTING in garden in evening
Sheringham- Honey Buzzard flew W at midday
Choseley- Quail singing at drying barns
Stiffkey Fen- 3 Spoonbills; 1 flew W, 2 near camping site
Breydon Water- 2 Spoonbills
Gorleston- 2 Spoonbills flew S
Wells Harbour- 2 Spoonbills flew W, 2 Shags
Horsey Corner- Spoonbill flew E
Hickling Broad- Spoonbill, + Garganey
Flitcham- Yellow-legged Gull at Abbey Farm

Sunday 25 May 2014

Hickling Broad- Little Stint, Garganey, 2 Little Gulls
Strumpshaw Fen- Little Gull
Choseley- 2 Quail near drying barns
Snettisham Coastal Park- Quail
Titchwell- 2 Little Gulls, Spoonbill
Holkham- 5 Spoonbills, + Garganey
Breydon Water- 3 Spoonbills
Berney Marshes- 3 Spoonbills
Blakeney Point- Spoonbill flew E
Cley- 3 Spoonbills (2 flew E and W respectively, the other was on the reserve)
Cantley Marshes- 5 Common Cranes

Saturday 24 May 2014

Holt- Honey Buzzard flew over Elsden Close at 10.58-11.02am
Burnham Overy Dunes- Red-backed Shrike
Titchwell- Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Spoonbills
Cley- Curlew Sandpiper
Choseley- Quail singing at drying barns
Hickling Broad- 2 Garganeys, 5 Spoonbills flew SW, + 4 Little Gulls
Horsey Broad- 5 Spoonbills flew over
Wells- Spoonbill
Stiffkey Greens- Spoonbill, + Whinchat
Blakeney Harbour- 2 Spoonbills flew E
Breydon Water- Little Gull flew E

Friday 23 May 2014

Winterton- Bee-eater flew S at 11.01am
North Creake- Raven flew E
Blakeney Point- Red-backed Shrike in plantation, Snow Bunting, Stone Curlew
Kelling- Grey-headed Wagtail, + Wood Sandpiper at water meadows
Hickling Broad- Little Stint, Garganey, 3 Little Gulls
Titchwell- Garganey, Little Gull, Spoonbill
Salthouse- Whinchat

Thursday 22 May 2014

Lynford - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL still at arboretum
Overstrand - Grey-headed Wagtail in garden, then flew E
Titchwell - Wood Sandpiper, 2 Black Terns flew E
Kelling - 4 Wood Sandpipers
Hickling Broad - Garganey, 4 Little Stints on Rush Hill Scrape, +3 Little Gulls
Cley - Little Stint
Stiffkey Fen - Spoonbill flew E
Hemsby - Woodlark

Wednesday 21 May 2014

Lynford - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL still at arboretum
Horsey - Golden Oriole at Nelson's Head track, +2 Dotterel still
Kelling WM - Blue-headed Wagtail, Whinchat, 2 Wood Sandpipers
Breydon Water - Curlew Sandpiper
Titchwell - Wood Sandpiper
Cley - Wood Sandpiper

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Lynford - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL still at arboretum
Sheringham Park - Black Kite flew E at 10.12am
Cromer - Black Kite flew out to sea at 10.30am
Welney - White-winged Black Tern over Lady Fen at 9.15pm
Hickling Broad - Glossy Ibis on Rush Hill Scrape, +3 Temminck's Stints, Little Stint, Garganey, 4 Little Gulls
Horsey - 2 Dotterel Nelson's Head Track
Cley - 3 Temminck's Stints, 2 Little Stints, Whinchat
Breydon Water - Black Tern flew E, Curlew Sandpiper, Spoonbill
Holme - Garganey, Whinchat
Titchwell - Wood Sandpiper, 4 Red-crested Pochards, Spoonbill

Monday 19 May 2014

Winterton- Red-footed Falcon flew N over dunes at 4.38pm
Horsey- 3 Dotterel at Nelson's Head
Cley- 3 Temminck's Stint, Garganey, 3 Little Stint, 3 Curlew Sandpipers Wood Sandpiper
Hickling Broad- 3 Temminck's Stint, Garganey, Little Stint, 2 Little Gulls
Breydon Water- Curlew Sandpiper, escaped White Stork
Holme- Garganey, Spoonbill flew W
Rockland Broad- 2 Common Cranes
Titchwell- Spoonbill

Sunday 18 May 2014

Lynford - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL still at arboretum
Winterton - 2+ Bee-eaters heard only
Horsey - 2 Dotterel at Nelson's Head Track; Quail singing Horsey Corner
Buckenham Marshes - Wood Sandpiper, Little Gull
Cley - Temminck's Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Stint, Garganey, Osprey flew over
Felmingham - Osprey flew NW
Holme - Spoonbill

Saturday 17 May 2014

Lynford - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL still at arboretum
Titchwell - Golden Oriole singing, Honey Buzzard flew W
Norwich - Honey Buzzard flew N
Cley - Temminck's Stint still
Buckenham Marshes - Wood Sandpiper
Stiffkey Fen - Spoonbill, Short-eared Owl
Kelling WM - Whinchat
Great Yarmouth - 2 Shag
Breydon Water - Little Gull

Friday 16 May 2014

Holkham - Hoopoe flew W at 8.50am
Titchwell - Iceland Gull briefly, Spoonbill flew E
Cley - Temminck's Stint, Wood Sandpiper briefly
Snettisham Coastal Park - Ring Ouzel
Salthouse - Osprey flew SW
Breydon Water - Curlew Sandpiper still, 3 Little Gulls
Pensthorpe - Osprey flew N
Strumpshaw - Little Gull still

Thursday 15 May 2014

Hickling Broad - Glossy Ibis on Rush Hill Scrape, +Garganey, Little Gull
Blackborough End - Golden Oriole heard briefly
Choseley - 3 Dotterel still NW of drying barns
Breydon Water - Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Little Gulls
Cley - 2 Temminck's Stints, Curlew Sandpiper
Titchwell - Wood Sandpiper
Cantley - 2 Common Cranes
Strumpshaw - Little Gull

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Welney - 2 Great White Egrets
Cley - 3 Temminck's Stints, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Spoonbills, Common Crane flew W
Salthouse - Wood Sandpiper
Choseley - 5+ Dotterel still NW of drying barns
Terrington St Clement - Common Crane flew ENE
Winterton - Black Redstart, Redstart
Horsey - Black Redstart, Whinchat
Titchwell - Whinchat
King's Lynn - Ring Ouzel
Stiffkey - Spoonbill

Tuesday 13 May 2014

Welney - Great White Egret
Choseley - 6 Dotterel still NW of drying barns
Cley - 3 Temminck's Stints, Grey-headed Wagtail, 2 Blue-headed Wagtails, 2 Spoonbills
Titchwell - Osprey flew W
Winterton - Whinchat in North Dunes
Salthouse - 2 Spoonbills
Buckenham Marshes - 3 Common Cranes, Little Gull, 21 Crossbills
Breydon Water - White Stork

Monday 12 May 2014

Choseley - 10 Dotterel still NW of drying barns
Cley - 2 Temminck's Stints, Wood Sandpiper
Titchwell - Spoonbill, 2 Garganey
Horsey - Arctic Skua at Nelson's Head track

Sunday 11 May 2014

Welney - Great White Egret
Cley - 2 Temminck's Stints
Titchwell - Temminck's Stint, Spoonbill
Hickling Broad - Temminck's Stint on Rush Hill Scrape
Choseley - 10 Dotterel NW of drying barns again
Buckenham Marshes - 3 Garganey, Little Gull

Saturday 10 May 2014

Cley - 2 Temminck's Stints, Spoonbill
Hickling Broad - Temminck's Stint still on Rush Hill Scrape, +2 Wood Sandpipers
Choseley - 8+ Dotterel still NW of drying barns
Great Yarmouth - Pied Flycatcher in cemetery
Wiveton - 2 Whinchats
Beeston Bump - Whinchat
Holkham - 6 Whimbrel

Friday 9 May 2014

Hickling Broad - Glossy Ibis on Rush Hill Scrape, Little Stint, 2 Wood Sandpipers, 2 Garganey
Choseley - 11 Dotterel still NW of drying barns
Horsey - Richard's Pipit at Nelson's Head track, + Spoonbill flew over
Ketteringham - Wryneck
Cley - Temminck's Stint, White Wagtail
Buckenham Marshes - Garganey, Little Gull
Titchwell - Spoonbill, White Wagtail, 2 Garganey, 5 Red-crested Pochards

Thursday 8 May 2014

Lynford - 2 TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS still at arboretum
Hickling Broad - Glossy Ibis on Rush Hill Scrape, + Temminck's Stint, Little Stint, 2 Wood Sandpipers
Cley - possible Spanish Wagtail early am only, Temminck's Stint, Little Stint, Spoonbill, Whinchat, Osprey flew W
Choseley - 11 Dotterel NW of drying barns
Winterton - 2 Dotterel
Titchwell - 2 Garganey, Short-eared Owl in off sea

Wednesday 7 May 2014

Cley - Great White Egret flew W, Temminck's Stint, Little Stint, Little Gull, 3 White Wagtails
Hickling Broad - Temminck's Stint, Little Stint, 3 Wood Sandpipers, Garganey on Rush Hill Scrape
Choseley - 5 Dotterel still
Breydon Water - 4 White Storks of unknown origin
Winterton - 2 Dotterel, Ring Ouzel, Whinchat in North Dunes, 2 Black Terns flew E
Titchwell - 4 Garganey, Channel Wagtail flew W

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Holme - Subalpine Warbler trapped & ringed early am, +singing Yellow-browed Warbler at NOA; Garganey
Cley - Little Stint; Spoonbill flew W
Titchwell - Osprey flew W; 3 Garganey, 4 Red-crested Pochards, 2 Spoonbills
Breydon Water - Montagu's Harrier, Black Tern, White Stork, Spoonbill, Ring Ouzel
Salthouse
- Spoonbill
Hickling Broad - 3 Spoonbills
Choseley - 3 Dotterel, Stone Curlew
Welney - 2 Common Cranes
Winterton - 7 Ring Ouzels in North Dunes

Monday 5 May 2014

Lynford - 2 TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS still at arboretum
Holme - Subalpine Warbler, Yellow-browed Warbler, Montagu's Harrier flew NW, Ring Ouzel, 2 Turtle Doves
Breydon Water - Montagu's Harrier, Spoonbill, 3 Garganey, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank
West Runton - Blue-headed Wagtail, 3 Tree Pipits
Sheringham - Purple Sandpiper
Cley - Little Stint
Rockland Broad - Black Tern, Arctic Tern, Little Gull
Pentney GPs - Black Tern
Buckenham Marshes - Little Gull
Hickling Broad - Garganey
Waxham - Ring Ouzel
Titchwell - Common Crane flew E

Sunday 4 May 2014

Lynford - 2 TWO-BARRED CROSSBILLS still at arboretum
West Runton - Black Kite flew E at 7.42am
Winterton - Black Kite flew S at 10.12am; Stone Curlew in North Dunes
Welney - Great White Egret, 2 Spoonbills
East Wretham Heath - Hoopoe till 12.55pm
Thetford - Hoopoe by power station briefly 5.05pm
Choseley - 2 Dotterel on Chalkpit Lane
Martham Broad - Scaup still
Horsey - 2 Ring Ouzels
Salthouse - Ring Ouzel at Gramborough Hill
Burnham Norton - Whinchat
Buckenham Marshes - Little Gull
Titchwell - 2 Garganey, Spoonbill flew E, Tree Pipit flew W
Cley - 2 Spoonbills
Rockland Broad - 4 Arctic Terns

Saturday 3 May 2014

Lynford - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL still at arboretum, Wood Warbler, Hawfinch
Hickling Broad - Glossy Ibis on Rush Hill Scrape briefly, +Garganey
Happisburgh - Serin flew NW
Rockland Broad - Little Gull, 2 Whimbrel
Cley - 9 Common Cranes flew W, also seen over Blakeney Harbour; Wood Sandpiper
Buckenham Marshes - White Stork, Little Gull
Titchwell - 2 Garganey, Spotted Redshank
Burnham Overy - 2 Spoonbills, Redstart in dunes
Breydon Water - 5 Spoonbills, 3 Spotted Redshanks
Hunstanton - 2 Ring Ouzels on golf course
Cart Gap - Ring Ouzel
Holme - Ring Ouzel, Turtle Dove
Holkham - 10+ Whimbrel
Hockwold Washes - 3 Garganey

Friday 2 May 2014

Lynford - TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL still at arboretum
Hickling Broad - Glossy Ibis, Spoonbill, Garganey
Cley - Garganey
Breydon Water - Spoonbill
Holme - Ring Ouzel, Redstart
Martham - Scaup drk on South Broad
Stiffkey Fen - Spoonbill flew over

Thursday 1 May 2014

Choseley - 2 Dotterel still on Chalkpit Lane, 2 Turtle Doves
Felbrigg - Ring Ouzel
Cantley Marshes - 2 Common Cranes
Ringstead - Turtle Dove
Norwich - 2 Little Gulls over St Anne's Wharf
Burnham Norton - Spoonbill
Titchwell - Whinchat
Hickling Broad - Spoonbill flew over
Burnham Overy Dunes - Black Redstart
Sidestrand - Ring Ouzel
Kelling WM - Wood Sandpiper
Cley - Whinchat
Salthouse - 2 Ring Ouzels, Whinchat
Winterton - Richard's Pipit in dunes
Strumpshaw Fen - 2 Common Crane, 2 Hobby (direct comm.)
Breydon Water - 150+ Whimbrel, Hobby (direct comm.)

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