Norfolk Birding News

Birding news for September 2010

Thursday 30 September 2010

Titchwell - Grey Phalarope, Barred & Yellow-browed Warblers & 16 Lap Bunts. Hunstanton - Wryneck. Winterton - Wryneck, Lap Bunt & 2 Rouzels. Holkham - 3 Yellow-browed Warblers. Kelling - Red-necked Phal & Barred Warbler. Sheringham - Richard's Pipit. Wells - Barred Warbler. Warham Greens - Barred Warbler & 2 Rouzels. Cromer - Yellow-browed Warbler, Lap Bunt 7 Rouzel. Gramborough Hill - Barred Warbler. Cley - Spoonbill, Lap bunt & Snow Bunt. Horsey - 11 Lap bunts. Holme - Black Tern & Velvet Scoter.

Wednesday 29 September 2010

Titchwell - LITTLE BUNTING, Wood Warbler & Grey Phalarope. Cley - Red-necked Phalarope. Holkham - Yellow-browed, Barred & Wood Warblers. Hunstanton - Wryneck. Kelling - Red-necked Phal & Y-B Warbler. Waxham - Yellow-browed Warbler & Richard's Pipit. Wells - Yellow-browed Warbler. Trimingham - Lap Bunt. Gramborough Hill - Barred Warbler. Happisburgh - Great Grey Shrike & Lap Bunt. Holme - 4 Lap Bunts.

Tuesday 28 September 2010

Wells - WESTERN BONELLI'S WARBLER & 2 Y-B Warblers. Blakeney Point - RADDE'S WARBLER, Bluethroat & Shore Lark. Gorleston - RED-THROATED PIPIT. East Hills - BLYTH'S REED WARBLER, 3 Barred Warblers & R-B Fly. Osprey flew west over Cromer, Blakeney & Holkham. Cley - 2 Grey Phals, Y-B Warbler, 11 Lap Bunts & Hooded Crow. Kelling - Barred & Yello-browed Warblers & Red-necked Phalarope. Warham Greens - 3 Lap Bunts. Stiffkey Fen - Red-necked Phal & Hen Harrier. Gramborough Hill - Barred Warbler. Welney - SEO. Titchwell - 2 Grey Phals & Y-B Warbler. Holkham -Wood Warbler, Barred Warbler & Red-breasted Flycatcher. Hunstanton - Wryneck. Walsey Hills - Lap Bunt. Gt. Yarmouth - 2 Y-B Warblers & Barred Warbler.

Monday 27 September 2010

Blakeney Point - ALDER? FLYCATCHER, Little Bunting, Shore Lark & Y-B W'bler. East Hills - SAVI'S W'BLER, 3 R-b Flys & Barred W'bler. Gramborough Hill - Barred W'bler. Stiffkey Fen - Red-necked Phalarope. Holme - Yellow-B W'bler, Honey Buzzard & SEO. Wells - Yellow B Warbler, SEO & 5 Lap Bunts. Kelling - Grey & 2 Red-necked Phalaropes & 2 Y-B W'blers. Welney - SEO. Warham Greens - barred W'bler. Cley - 2 Grey Phals & Black-throated Diver. Titchwell - Grey Phal & 6 Lap Bunts. Holkham - Great Grey Shrike & Wood W'bler. Burnham Overy - Shorelark. Weybourne - 10 Lap Bunts. Morston - Great Grey Shrike.

Sunday 26 September 2010

Blakeney Point - ALDER? FLYCATCHER, Little Bunting, Richards Pipit, Yelow-browed Warbler, Sabs Gull & L-T Skua. Wells - BONELLI'S WABLER & Y-B Warbler. Stiffkey - RADDE'S WARBLER. Kelling - Red-necked & Grey Phalarope. Holme - WHISKERED TERN, Y-B Warbler, Sabs Gull & Grey Phal. Stiffkey - Red-necked Phalarope. Cley - Grey Phal & 2 Lap Bunts. Winterton - Sabs Gull, Waxham - Y-B Warbler. Strumpshaw - Osprey. Warham Greens - Rosefinch & Y-B Warbler. Gramborough Hill - Barred Warbler

Saturday 25 September 2010

Mega news today of an American EMPIDONAX FLYCATCHER at the plantation on Blakeney point. Cley - Grey Phalarope, Storm Petrel, Sooty Shearwater, 3 Purple Sandpipers & 3 Lap Bunts. Holme - L-T Skua, Sabs Gull, Pom Skua, 2 Sooty Shearwaters Red-necked Grebe & Great-northern Diver. Titchwell - G-N Diver & 3 Purple Sands. Sheringham - L-T Skua, Leach's Petrel, Pom Skua & 16 Sooty Shearwaters. Swanton Morley - Osprey & Black Tern. Thetford - Ring Ouzel. Wells woods - Yellow-browed Warbler

Friday 24 September 2010

Fantastic seawatching today. Sheringham - juv Sabine's Gull, 2 Leach's Petrels, 5 Long-tailed Skuas all juvs, 7 Pomarine Skuas, 10 Sooty Sheawaters, c70 Manx Shearwaters, c80 Arctic Skuas, c600 Great Skuas & 5+ Puffins. Similar birds seen from Holme & Cley, though 9 L-T Skuas off Cley. Cockshoot Broad - Osprey. Swanton Morley - Osprey. Titchwell - 5 Spoonbills. Welney - Short-eared Owl. Winterton - Snow Bunting

Thursday 23 September 2010

Holme - Brambling, Fieldfare & redwing. Barford - Caspian Gull. Blakeney - 6 Spoonbills & Twite. Salthouse - Slav Grebe. Swanton Morley - Osprey. Stiffkey Fen - 5 Spoonbills. Cockshoot Broad - Osprey. Hunstanton - Richard's Pipit & Lap bunt flew over cliffs. Morston - 2 Spoonbills. Winterton - Red-necked Grebe. Horsey - 3 Cranes.

Wednesday 22 September 2010

Cley - Spoonbill, 2 Curlew Sands, 10+ Lap Bunts & 1 Snow Bunt. Swanton Morley - Osprey. Stiffkey Fen - Curlew Sand. Salthouse - Purple Heron flew over. Cockshoot Broad - Osprey. Diss - Lap bunt. Guist - report of Honey Buzzard. Hunstanton - 10 Lap bunts flew over cliffs. Lyng - Black Tern. Titchwell - 2 Spoonbills.

Tuesday 21 September 2010

Breydon - GLOSSY IBIS briefly, Osprey & 3 Curlew Sands. Winterton - Red-backed Shrike. Cley - 5 Spoonbills, 11 Lap Bunts & Hooded Crow. Swanton Morley - Osprey. Warham Greens - Barred Warbler & Spoonbill flew west. Stiffkey Fen - Curlew Sand & Black Tern. Salthouse - Snow Bunting. Titchwell - Pectoral sandpiper early on.

Monday 20 September 2010

Winterton - Red-backed Shrike. Cley - 4 Lap Bunts. Swanton Morley - Osprey. Warham Greens - Barred Warbler. Stiffkey Fen - Curlew Sand & Black Tern. Salthouse - Snow Bunting. Titchwell - Pectoral sandpiper and 8 Lap Bunts.

Sunday 19 September 2010

Cley - Grey Phalarope flew past, Lap Bunt & Hooded Crow still. Holme - Barred Warbler. Welney - Curlew sand. Winterton - Red-backed Shrike. Sheringham - Purple Sandpiper. Warham Greens - Barred Warbler. Wells - 2000 Pink-footed Geese. Titchwell - Black Tern. Swanton Morely - Osprey. Breydon - 3 Curlew Sands & Short-eared Owl.

Saturday 18 September 2010

Cley - Long-tailed Skua, Balearic Shearwater, Pectoral Sandpiper, 13 Lap Bunts, Hobby & Hooded Crow. Holme - Lap Bunt, Scaup & Barred Warbler. Winterton - Red-backed Shrike & 5 lap Bunts. Sheringham - Purple Sandpiper. Warham Greens - Barred Warbler. Titchwell - Black Tern. Hardley Flood - 7 Y-L Gulls.

Friday 17 September 2010

Holme - Long-tailed Skua, 3 Pom Skuas, 2 Sooty Shearwaters & 2 Woodlarks. Swanton Novers - Raven. Winterton - Red-backed Shrike. Sheringham - Long-tailed Skua, 2 Balearic & 9 Sooty Shearwaters. Cley - Leach's Petrel, 2 Long-tailed Skuas, 11 Sooty Shearwaters, 2 Black Terns, Red-necked Grebe & Hooded Crow. Scarning - Honey Buzzard over A47. Stiffkey Fen - 2 Curlew Sands & Black Tern. Salthouse - Pectoral Sandpiper. Titchwell - Spoonbill & Lap Bunt. Horsey - Pom Skua & Puffin. Thornham - 9 Spoon

Thursday 16 September 2010

Holme - ARCTIC WARBLER still + Long-tailed Skua, 45 Bonxies, Pom Skua, 7 Arctic Skuas, 2 Black Terns & 5 Manx Shearwaters. Cley - 4 Long-tailed, 3 Pomarine, 27 Great & 15 Arctic Skuas, also 5 Manx & a Sooty Shearwater, Short-eared Owl, 21 Lap bunts & Black Tern. Kelling - Storm Petrel. Titchwell - 3 Lap bunts. Winterton - Red-backed Shrike + 7 Lap Bunts. Blakeney point - Black Tern. Norwich - report of a Raven over.

Wednesday 15 September 2010

Holme - ARCTIC WARBLER still. Winterton - Red-backed Shrike + 2 Lap Bunts. Cley - 7 Spoonbills, 9 Lap bunts, 13 Little Stints, 3 Curlew sands, 7 Y-L Gulls & Black Tern. Titchwell - Spoonbill, Curlew Sand & 8 Little Stints. Paston - 3 Lap Bunts. Hickling - 2 Pectoral Sandpipers. Snettisham - 2 Curlew Sands & Ruddy Shelduck. Burgh Castle - Osprey.

Tuesday 14 September 2010

Holme - ARCTIC WARBLER still & 3 Lap bunts. Titchwell - Spoonbill, Lap Bunt, Curlew sand & 7 Little Stints. Cley - Pectoral Sandpiper, 8 Spoonbills, 11 Little Stints, 3 Curlew Sands & Short-eared Owl. Winterton - Red-backed Shrike. Stiffkey Fen - 3 Curlew Sands & Wood Sand. Burnham Overy Marsh - Osprey flew over & Spoonbill.

Monday 13 September 2010

Holme - ARCTIC WARBLER still, Barred Warbler & 2 Lap bunts. Winterton - male Red-backed Shrike. Cley - 14 Lap Bunts & Hooded Crow. Titchwell - Spoonbill. Silvergate (Aylsham) - Osprey over. Welney - 5 Cranes. Salthouse - Black Tern. Thornham - 12 Spoonbills. Cockshoot Broad - Osprey.

Sunday 12 September 2010

Holme - ARCTIC WARBLER still, Barred Warbler & Red Necked Phalarope. Cley - Wryneck, 11 Lapland Buntings. Winterton - Red-backed Shrike. Stiffkey fen - 2 Wood Sands & 1 Curlew Sandpiper. Warham Greens - Osprey. Cantley - 5 Curlew Sands & 3 Wood Sands.

Saturday 11 September 2010

Holme - ARCTIC WARBLER still, Barred Warbler, Red-necked Phalarope & Lap Bunt flew over. Cley - Wryneck & 7 Lap Bunts. Waxham - 33 Cranes & Lap Bunt. Horsey - 3 Cranes. Warham Greens - Osprey. Titchwell - Spoonbill & 8 Little Stints. Sculthopre - Red Kite over. Thornham - 9 Spoonbills. Burgh Castle - Osprey. Rockland Broad - Black Tern.

Friday 10 September 2010

Holme - ARCTIC WARBLER still, Red-necked Phalarope & Spoonbill. Sheringham - Balearic Shearwater, Pom Skua & Black Tern past. Cley - Wryneck & 3 Lap Bunts. Tornham - Osprey flew over. Titchwell - Curlew Sand & 6 Little Stints. Cantley - 3 Curlew Sands & 2 Wood Sands. Breydon - 18 Curlew Sands.

Thursday 9 September 2010

Holme - ARCTIC WARBLER still, Red-necked Phalarope, 5 SPoonbills & Pied Fly. Sidestrand - Wryneck. Stiffkey Fen - 3 Spoonbills, 2 Wood Sands & 4 Curlew Sands. Cley - 11 Spoonbills, Wryneck, Icterine Warbler at Walsey Hills, 3 Lap Bunts. Thornham - 6 Spoonbills. Hppisburgh - Wryneck & Lap Bunt. Northrepps - Lap Bunt flew over. Gramborough Hill - Twite. Winterton - male Red-backed Shrike. Buckenham - Osprey. North Tuddenham - Fieldfare!

Wednesday 8 September 2010

Holme - ARCTIC WARBLER, Barred Warbler, Red Necked Phalarope & 3 Black Terns offshore. Rockland Broad - Osprey & 2 Black Terns. Warham Greens - Barred Warbler & Osprey flew over. Waxham - Pom Skua past & 2 Lap Bunts over. Cley - Long-tailed Skua, Osprey, Hooded Crow, 2 Lap Buntings & Wryneck. Norwich - 4 Black terns at Whittlingham lane. Winterton - male Red-backed Shrike. Egmere - Red Kite. Burnham Overy - Lapland Bunting. Stiffkey Fen - Wood Sand. Blakeney Point - Marsh Warbler & Lap Bunt.

Tuesday 7 September 2010

Lots of common migrants around the coast today including Pied Flycatchers, Redstarts and a few Firecrests. Rarities: Holme - ARCTIC WARBLER was re-trapped early on but not seen again, Red-necked Phalarope, Red-backed Shrike. Waxham - Long-tailed Skua & 12 Black Terns past. Cley - Wryneck, 2 Lap bunts. Salthouse - 4 Lap bunts. Horsey - Barred Warbler & 2 Lap Bunts. Stiffkey - 2 Spoonbills. East Hills (wells) - Barred Warbler. Rockland Broad - Osprey. Cantley - Curlew Sand. Eccles - Barred W

Monday 6 September 2010

todays highlight came from Holme - an ARCTIC WARBLER was trapped early on, also Red-necked Phalarope, Red-backed Shrike, Barred Warbler & Pied Flys. Kelling - Ortolan Bunting. Hopton - Balearic & 2 Sooty Shears past. Rockland Broad - Osprey. Heacham - Wryneck. Cley - Grey Phalarope flew past. Welney - Short Eared Owl. Winterton - Barred Warbler. Lenwade - Osprey over. Horsey - 5 Cranes & Pied Fly. Waxham - Barred Warbler, Wryneck, Lap Bunting, Pied Fly & Sooty Shearwater past.

Sunday 5 September 2010

Holme - Red-necked Phalarope, 2 Red-backed Shrikes, Pied Fly, c20 Redstarts & 3 Spoonbills over. Cley - 3 Lap Buntings, Hooded Crow & Montagu's Harrier flew over walsey hills. Stiffkey fen - up to 10 Spoonbills & 2 Wood Sands also Barred Warbler near campsite. Warham Greens - Barred Warbler. Salthouse - 2 Lap buntings. Strumpshaw - 2 Ospreys. Wells woods - Pied Fly. Breydon - 6 Curlew Sands. Weybourne - Red-backed Shrike and Wryneck briefly. East Hills - 6 Pied Flys. Gorleston - Long Tailed Skua

Saturday 4 September 2010

Holme - Red-necked Phalarope, Red-backed Shrike, 4 Barred Warblers, 4 Lap Buntings flew over & Redstart. Cley - 7 Spoonbills early on & Icky still at walsey hills. Stiffkey fen - 9 Spoonbills & 2 Wood Sands. Blakeney point - Short-toed Lark. Breydon - 6 Curlew Sands. Weybourne - Red-backed Shrike. Morston - 6 Spoonbills. Gorleston - Redstart. Hunstanton - 7 Spoonbills flew over. Titchwell - first 9 Pink-footed Geese of the autumn. Cockley Cley - Honey Buzzard over.

Friday 3 September 2010

Holme - CORNCRAKE, Red-necked Phalarope, Red-backed Shrike, 2 Barred Warblers & 5 Spoonbills flew over. Breydon - 12 Curlew Sands. Wells woods - Pied Fly. Warham Greens - Pied Fly. Cley - 10 Curlew Sands & Little Stint. Weybourne - Honey Buzzard flew over. East Hills - Icterine Warbler.

Thursday 2 September 2010

Welney - 2 Cranes & Curlew sand. Cley - Icterine Warbler still walsey hills, Lapland Bunting, 12 Curlew Sands. Weybourne - Red Backed Shrike. Holme - Redstart & Short-eared Owl. Breydon - 3 Curlew sands. Stiffkey - Black Necked Grebe, 2 Spoonbills & 3 Wood sands.

Wednesday 1 September 2010

Alderfen Broad - Osprey. Blakeney point - Barred Warbler & Lap Bunting. Cley - Icterine Warbler refound at walsey hills & 10 Curlew Sands. Salthouse - 3 Lap Buntings. Brancaster Staithe - Spoonbill. Stiffkey fen - 7 Spoonbills & Black-necked Grebe. Waxham - Red-backed Shrike & Lap Bunting. Horsey Gap - Barred Warbler & Lap Bunting. Breydon - 159 Med Gulls in roost.

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