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Sunday, 18 September 2016


Norfolk Bird News via 'Rare Bird Alert'
Saturday 17th September
Redstarts x 2 yesterday at Gramborough Hill, Salthouse.
Sooty Shearwaters x 2 at Winterton.
Leach's Petrels x 2, Pomarine Skua, Sooty Shearwaters x 41, Long-tailed Duck, Honey Buzzard flew south over Happisburgh.
Sabine's Gull flew west at 8.27am, Sheringham.
Leach's Petrel flew west at 8.59am and another at 11.39am, Salthouse.
Red-breasted Flycatcher in bushes 300yds along Meadow Lane, between Salthouse and Kelling Quags.
Black-necked Grebes x 3 flew west past Salthouse.
Leach's Petrels x 5, Sabine's Gulls x 3, Long-tailed Skua, Pomarine Skuas x 3, Balearic Shearwaters x 4, Sooty Shearwaters x 70, Manx Shearwaters x 60, Great Skuas x 50, Grey Phalarope at Cley.
Great White Egret flew WSW with Herons x 7 at 4.10pm over Cley NWT.
Leach's Petrel drifted towards Cart Gap at 9.45am, Happisburgh.
Pectoral Sandpiper from Parrinder Hide, Titchwell RSPB.
Leach's Petrels x 2, Balearic Shearwater, Pomarine Skuas x 4, Sooty Shearwaters x 30, Black-necked Grebes x 3, Great Skuas x 262, Arctic Skuas x 53 at Sheringham.
Leach's Petrel flew past at 4.10pm, Sooty Shearwaters x 2 flew north, Pomarine Skuas x 2, Little Gull at Hunstanton.
Pied Flycatchers x 3, Whinchat, Black-necked Grebes flew west at Blakeney Point.
Spoonbills x 17, Sooty Shearwater, Great Skuas x 54, Redstarts x 3 at Titchwell RSPB.
Sabine's Gulls x 2, Pomarine Skuas x 7, Long-tailed Skua, Balearic Shearwaters x 2, Sooty Shearwaters x 70, Black Terns x 3, Puffin, Curlew Sandpiper, Great Skuas x 200, Arctic Skuas x 50, Black-throated Diver, Great White Egret with Grey Herons x 3 west at Sheringham.
Dotterels x 2 on 9th fairway, towards west end of golfcourse at Sheringham.
Wryneck north of boardwalk, Serin flew from west end of dunes towards boardwalk at Burnham Overy Dunes.
Leach's Petrels x 2, Sabine's Gull, Long-tailed Skua, Pomarine Skua, Great Skuas x 159, Arctic Skuas x 2, Sooty Shearwaters x 2, Caspian Gull at Holme.
Yellow-browed Warbler, Redstarts x 2, Tree Pipit at Wells Woods.
ARCTIC WARBLER again, though elusive, GREENISH WARBLER elusive, Yellow-browed Warblers x 2 at East Hills, Wells.
Firecrests x 2 at Great Yarmouth Cemetery.
Leach's Petrel flew west past Walcott.
Pied Flycatchers x 2 south of Shangri -La chalet at Waxham.
Redstart west end of plantation at Stiffkey.
Long-tailed Skua flew offshore at Scratby.
Fabulous list from Holme Dunes NWT HERE.

MEGA! LANCEOLATED WARBLER north of Sumburgh Farm at Sumburgh Head, Shetland.
MEGA! GREAT SNIPE probable, flew from Crown & Anchor pub car park, Kilnsea, Yorkshire.
MEGA! DALMATIAN PELICAN on Loe Pool, Helston, Cornwall.
MEGA! HUDSONIAN WHIMBREL still yesterday, 4 miles east of Penzance, 500yds west of Perranuthnoe at Boat Cove, Cornwall.

MEGA! FORSTER'S TERN at Soldier's Point, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland.

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