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Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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Lapland Buntings x 3, Snow Bunting, Spoonbills x 4 at Thornham Point
Great White Egrets x 3, Spoonbills x 20 at Titchwell RSPB
Hen Harrier at Burnham Overy Dunes
Lesser Yellowlegs at Runham Swim, Runham
Hen Harrier at Blakeney Freshmarsh
Lapland Buntings x 3 at Blakeney Point
Hen Harrier at Blakeney Harbour
Red-breasted Flycatcher, Red-backed Shrike, Pied Flycatcher, Lapland Bunting, Tree Pipit, Crossbills x 2 at Wells Woods
Spoonbill at North Point Pools, Wells
Yellow-browed Warbler at Walsey Hills NOA
BROWN SHRIKE 1w (2nd for Norfolk) at Warham Greens
Pectoral Sandpiper, Ruddy Shelduck, Black-throated Diver at Cley NWT
Hawfinches x 4, Crossbills x 18 at Lynford Aboretum
Glossy Ibis, Cattle Egrets x 7, Great White Egrets x 8, Common Cranes x 40 at Welney WWT
Hen Harrier at Langham
Great White Egret, Whinchat at Horsey
Turtle Dove, Curlew Sandpipers x 2, Little Stint at Snettisham RSPB
Pectoral Sandpiper at Lynn Point, King's Lynn
Yellow-browed Warblers x 2, Pied Flycatchers x 2, Spotted Redshank, Great White Egrets x 4, at Holme Dunes NWT
Redstart male at Winterton Dunes
Yellow-browed Warblers x 2 at Stiffkey Campsite Wood
Wryneck at Cathedral Meadows, North Elmham 

MEGA NEWS
BOBOLINK
Fanad Head, County Donegal, Ireland
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Tiree, Argyll

RBA Weekly Round-Up 15th to 21st September!

By Jon Dunn

Ornithological Auction at Keys, Aylsham, Norfolk!

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Monday, 21 September 2020

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Red-breasted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatcher, Red-backed Shrike, Yellow-browed Warblers x 4, Tree Pipit, Lapland Bunting at Wells Woods
BROWN SHRIKE 1w (2nd for Norfolk) west of Garden Drove, ARCTIC WARBLER, Yellow-browed Warbler at Garden Drove, Great White Egrets x 5 (on saltmarsh), Lapland Bunting at Warham Greens
Lesser Yellowlegs at Runham Swim, Runham
Yellow-browed Warbler at Great Yarmouth Cemetery
Hawfinch flew over Beeston Common, Lapland Bunting at Spalls Gap, Yellow-browed Warbler in garden at Sheringham
Turtle Dove, Curlew Sandpipers x 2, Little Stint at Snettisham RSPB
Yellow-browed Warbler at Walsey Hills NOA
Barred Warbler, Pied Flycatcher at Burnham Overy Dunes
Great White Egrets x 4 flew past East Ruston
Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatchers x 3 in St Nicholas' Churchyard
Yellow-browed Warbler at North Dunes, Ring Ouzel at Low Road, Winterton
Great White Egrets x 4 flew over Kelling Water Meadows
Lapland Buntings x 2 at Thornham Point
Yellow-browed Warblers x 4, Pied Flycatchers x 2, Spotted Redshank at Holme Dunes NWT
Pectoral Sandpiper from car park hide at Holme NOA
Honey Buzzard, Lapland Buntings x 4, Caspian Gull, Great White Egrets x 3 at Titchwell RSPB
Cattle Egrets x 7, Great White Egret, Common Cranes x 45 at Welney WWT
Spoonbills x 3, Great White Egrets x 4 at North Point Pools, Wells
Pied Flycatchers x 3 in cemetery at Caister-on-Sea
Yellow-browed Warbler at Waxham
Yellow-browed Warblers x 6, Pied Flycatcher at Holkham Pines
Great White Egret, Garganey x 2, Nightingale at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Spotted Redshank at Blakeney Harbour
Pied Flycatcher at Blakeney Freshmarsh
Little Stint, Spotted Redshanks x 3 at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Great White Egrets x 3 flew over South Beach, Heacham
Yellow-browed Warbler at Stiffkey Campsite Woods
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Foxley Wood

MEGA NEWS
BOBOLINK
Fanad Head, County Donegal, Ireland
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Tiree, Argyll

Sunday, 20 September 2020

Hot Birding At Wells Woods & Holkham Pines!

 
RED-BREASTED FLYCATCHER
The Dell at Wells Woods

 
I got up very early and arrived at Wells Woods Beach Car Park at just before 7.30am. I had two Red Kites overhead as I drove into Wells. It was a beautiful morning and the east winds continue. The highest tide was this morning and I noticed the Environment Agency were stationed at Wells Quay. There was no more than a dozen cars in the car park when I arrived.

It took me ages to actually see the Red-breasted Flycatcher in The Dell, but eventually I did! Cracking little bird – I sat on a bank for ages and watched it flitting around in the branches. I also saw the Red-backed Shrike perched on a bramble next to a fence in the big field, just south of the The Dell. The most shocking scenes today of hundreds of dogs and people. All I could hear all morning was barking, yelping and owners calling their dogs, so much for listening to nature's sounds! No hope! It was very stressful to hear continuous barking and growling. I think I might purchase a set of headphones that cancels out noise!!! I also saw 2 Treecreepers, a Bullfinch, several Robins, Blue Tits, Great Tit, Coal Tits, male Blackcap, a Chiffchaff (along the caravan path/track). Walked to the drinking pool and west of here found Dawn and Pete Balmer and Bethany watching a Yellow-browed Warbler in a glade, just west of the pool (the one that Ashley Saunders found a RFB in). Lovely views of the YBW, but the sun was in the wrong direction, so walked to the opposite side of the glade to take some pictures, but I never saw it again! Lots of Goldcrests appeared and there were 6 together, just in one small birch tree and also saw Blue Tits and Robins here too.

Red-breasted Flycatcher in The Dell at Wells Woods
 
 Fungi in Wells Woods
 
Chiffchaff at Wells Woods
 
 
Mega news bleeped up on the pager of a probable White-chinned Petrel going west from Cley, so I headed for the beach (as Dawn and family did) and climbed onto the highest dune I could find and scanned the sea. The very high tide looked fantastic and the light was stunning, it was only spoilt by tons of people and more barking, running dogs and people shouting at them. Saw a good number of Gannets streaming by and a flock of 22 Brent Geese, but decided it was highly unlikely that I would see a White-chinned Petrel cruising by and returned to the glade by the drinking pool. Several other birders here now, but no sign of the Yellow-browed Warbler or anything else of particular note. I walked round trying to find my own birds and was very pleased to find a Redstart perched up on a small bush, just seaward side of the bench seat along the main path, that is west of The Dell and also watched a Red Kite soaring overhead. I returned to watch the Red-breasted Flycatcher, but too many people here now. It was nice to see a smart Pied Flycatcher here too, high up on the birch canopy. Met Nick Acheson briefly, whilst watching the flycatchers.
Wells Beach
 
Redstart near The Dell at Wells Woods
 
Pied Flycatcher in The Dell at Wells Woods
 
 
Returned to my car – the car park was bedlam! So many people here and so many dogs! Apparently, people had been queuing up along Beach Road to get into the car park! I decided to make the effort to search the fantastic are of sea-buckthorn and scrub by the lifeboat house. I walked past the cafe and up the steps and was confronted with a tall metal fence – behind this was bulldozers and digger and there was no access to the scrub and even worse, half the scrub had been dug up and stripped away – it was heartbreaking to see! I peered through the holes in the metal fence and there were Robins, a Hedge Sparrow and Blue Tits flitting around in the small area of scrub that has been left. On the mudflats towards East Hills I could see a huge flock of 60+ Oystercatchers and further towards the hills a big number of Brent Geese. Headed back to my car.
 
The remains of the sea-buckthorn and scrub by the lifeboat house😢

Near Meals House at Holkham NNR
 
 
Headed to Holkham and parked at Lady Anne's Drive. Walked west all the way to the glade on the south side of the path just after the cross tracks. Saw very little, but did see a Common Buzzard, Jays, Squirrels, Cormorants, heard a Great Spotted Woodpecker and saw all the Cormorants roosting and a Great White Egret flew across the marsh. Lots of Mallards and Little Grebes on the Salt Pool. It was too late in the day to see any tit flocks or warblers etc – I didn't see anything exciting in the pines. Re-traced my steps and sat by my car having a cup of tea and a sandwich, then drove home.

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BROWN SHRIKE 1w (2nd for Norfolk) west of Garden Drove at Warham Greens
Arctic Warbler, possible, heard only along coast path at 3rd field west of Garden Drove, Warham Greens
Red-breasted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatchers x 3, Red-backed Shrike, Yellow-browed Warbler at Wells Woods
Great Shearwater flew east, Leach's Petrel flew east past Sheringham
Short-eared Owl east of Lady Anne's Drive at Holkham
Yellow-browed Warblers x 2, Ring Ouzel, Whinchat, Pied Flycatchers x 6, Cattle Egrets x 3, Great White Egrets x 2 at Holkham Pines
Yellow-browed Warbler, Lapland Buntings x 2, Little Stint flew over Burnham Overy Dunes
Lesser Yellowlegs at Runham Swim, Runham
Yellow-browed Warbler NNE of Mundford
WHITE-CHINNED PETREL flew west past beach car park at 8.45am and east at 12.50pm at Cley
Sabine's Gull flew east, Little Gulls x 3 flew east past beach car park at Cley
Pectoral Sandpiper, Little Stint, Spotted Redshanks x 3 at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Pied Flycatcher at North Dunes, Winterton
Spoonbills x 8, Curlew Sandpiper, Great White Egret at Titchwell RSPB
Turtle Dove, Curlew Sandpipers x 3, Little Stints x 3, Spotted Redshanks x 6, Spoonbills x 8 at Snettisham RSPB
Cattle Egret, Common Crane at Welney WWT
Lapland Buntings x 2 at Thornham Point
Turtle Dove flew over Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Pied Flycatchers x 2, Great White Egret, Spotted Redshank, Great Northern Diver at Holme
Black-throated Diver, Little Gullsl x 3 flew past Weybourne
Yellow-browed Warbler in garden at Halvergate
Little Gull flew past Scolt Head Island NNR
Common Cranes x 11 over Waxham
Yellow-browed Warbler at Muckleburgh Hill
Little Stints x 4 at Cantley Beet Factory
Lesser Yellowlegs at Potter Heigham Marshes
Lapland Bunting flew over Blakeney Point
 
MEGA NEWS
WHITE-CHINNED PETREL
Probable, flew west past beach car park at 8.45am and east at 12.50pm at Cley, Norfolk
BOBOLINK
Fanad Head, County Donegal, Ireland
GREAT SNIPE
Bryher, Isles of Scilly
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Tiree, Argyll

Saturday, 19 September 2020

BROWN SHRIKE Twitch & Wells Woods!

 
BROWN SHRIKE
Warham Greens

 

I spent a wonderful afternoon watching the Brown Shrike at Warham Greens, which Alex Berryman found yesterday and congratulations to him, what a find! I saw the first for Norfolk at Weybourne Camp on 21st October 2018 and had only one short view, so wasn't very memorable. The Brown Shrike just west of the north end of Garden Drove at Warham Greens was stunning to watch, as it perched in the hedgerow and caught various bees and insects in the sunshine – it was truly magical to watch and was joined by a Redstart and a Robin. Nice to bump into some familiar faces including Dick Filby, Carl and Tania Chapman, Cat and her family, Mike E., Paul H., Keith T. and Jill W. amongst others. Just before I left for the mega news, there was only around half a dozen of us left, which increased our opportunity to get better pictures as the Brown Shrike started to come closer, but......

News broke on the pager of a YELLOW-BREASTED BUNTING at Wells Woods, so most of us promptly left and marched back to our cars! I saw the first one for Norfolk at Holme Bird Observatory on 19th and 20th September 1992 (28 years ago to the day!) – it was a massive twitch and I remember my father being very angry with my mother, as she had been putting tons of bird seed down daily for weeks on end and my father was worried something big would turn up, which of course it did! My father was not a lover of Twitchers at all, as I'm sure some of you know and he was not a happy bunny that weekend!

BROWN SHRIKE at Warham Greens

 

Anyway, back to today's bird! I speed walked back along Garden Drove with retired dentist Mike E. who sympathized with my awful dental experience this week – we both jumped in our cars and headed to Wells beach car park. Arriving on site, long story short......there was news that it wasn't 100% and that it was only a 'possible' – bother!!! I popped an hour's worth of money in the machine and walked to The Dell to find lots of other birders – I didn't see the Red-breasted Flycatcher, even though it landed close by and Steve G. did see it and photographed it later on! Neither did I see any Yellow-browed Warblers or anything else that was on offer today, but did see a very smart Pied Flycatcher in the birches in The Dell area. I searched the area where the possible Yellow-breasted Bunting had been seen at dusk, but the light was fading fast and I made my way back to my car. I asked the ticket man what time the gates are open in the morning for the car park and he said they open at 5.45am. The daily parking costs are as follows: Up to 1 hour £2.00, Up to 2 hours £3.50, Up to 4 hours £6.50 and All Day £9.00. I'm hoping the car park will be packed out with birders in the morning, as then there won't be a dog in sight!!!

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Lesser Yellowlegs at Runham Swim, Runham
BROWN SHRIKE 1w (2nd for Norfolk) , Ring Ouzel, Hen Harrier west of Garden Drove at Warham Greens
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE, Curlew Sandipers x 4, Little Stints x 2, Spotted Redshanks x 4 at Snettisham RSPB
Bonelli's Warbler sp. reported at crosstracks, Red-breasted Flycatcher SE side of Salt Pool, Pied Flycatchers x 2, Yellow-browed Warbler east of Washington Hide at Holkham
YELLOW-BREASTED BUNTING possible [ID not confirmed], Yellow-browed Warblers x 2, Wood Warbler, Red-breasted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatchers x 6, Red-backed Shrike at Wells Woods
Lapland Bunting, Pied Flycatcher at East Hills, Wells
Wryneck, Pied Flycatcher at Burnham Overy Dunes
Ring Ouzel at Stiffkey
Scaup x 6, Great Northern Diver at Cromer
Caspian Gull at Cley NWT
Great Northern Diver, Little Gulls x 2 flew past beach car park at Cley
Yellow-browed Warbler at Muckleburgh Hill
Pied Flycatcher in Sensory Garden at Hunstanton
Yellow-browed Warbler at Sidestrand
Pied Flycatcher, Great White Egret, Great Northern Diver, Woodlark, Spoonbills x 11 at Holme Dunes
Great White Egret at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Pied Flycatcher at Weybourne
Pectoral Sandpiper, Little Stint at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Long-eared Owl in off sea, Scaup x 6, Little Gulls x 3 at Sheringham
Great White Egret at Kelling Water Meadow
Pectoral Sandpiper reported, Little Stint, Great White Egret, Spoonbill, Curlew Sandpiper at Titchwell RSPB
Balearic Shearwater at Scolt Head Island NNR
Great White Egret flew over Walsey Hills NOA
Common Cranes x 20 at Stubb Mill, Hickling Broad NWT
Pied Flycatcher at Trimingham

MEGA NEWS
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Tiree, Argyll
YELLOW-BREASTED BUNTING
Possible [ID not confirmed] at Wells Woods, Norfolk

Friday, 18 September 2020

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Wryneck west from car park along coastal path, Spoonbills x 13, Spotted Redshank on saltmarsh at Stiffkey
Pied Flycatcher along path and Spoonbills x 36 at Stiffkey Fen
Yellow-browed Warbler, Cattle Egrets x 9, Great White Egrets x 2 at Burnham Overy Dunes
Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatchers x 6 at Holkham
Spoonbills x 9 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Lesser Yellowlegs at Runham Swim, Runham
Great White Egret, Spoonbills x 6 at North Point Pools, Wells
Red-breasted Flycatcher, Wryneck, Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Brambling, Redwing at Wells Woods
Lapland Buntings x 4 on marsh, Curlew Sandpipers x 2 at East Hills, Wells
Black Redstarts x 2 by church at Waxham
BROWN SHRIKE 1w (2nd for Norfolk) west of Garden Drove at Warham Greens
Wrynecks x 2, Ring Ouzel, Curlew Sandpipers x 2, Great White Egret, Spoonbills x 6 at Warham Greens
Cattle Egrets x 7, Great White Egret, Curlew Sandpiper, Common Cranes x 45 at Welney WWT
Yellow-browed Warbler at Hungry Hill, North Repps
Curlew Sandpipers x 3, Little Stints x 2, Great White Egret at Snettisham RSPB 
Pectoral Sandpiper reported, Snow Bunting, Great White Egret at Titchwell RSPB
Great Northern Divers x 5 flew past beach car park at Cley
Great White Egret at Cley NWT
Pied Flycatchers x 3, Bramblings x 3, Great White Egrets x 4, Spotted Redshank at Holme Dunes NWT
Lapland Bunting flew over golf course at Sheringham
Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Happisburgh
Pied Flycatcher at Weybourne
Little Gull at Scolt Head Island NNR

MEGA NEWS
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Tiree, Argyll
SWAINSON'S THRUSH
East of Birsay, Swannay, Orkney

Thursday, 17 September 2020

Evening Birding At Holme Bird Observatory!


Holme Beach

 

Its pretty difficult being at work, when there is a run of east winds and good birds around. I managed to get out this evening, even though I felt very tired. Nipped over to Holme and parked on the NOA car park in hope of seeing the Red-breasted Flycatcher. On route saw a Common Buzzard perched on a bush close to the road. Walked across the dunes from the car park and saw 4 Stonechats perched on a hawthorn bush. I couldn't see anything in the sycamores on the NWT car park, but didn't dare venture too close, as the NWT reserve is closed at 5pm!

Fabulous high tide (see picture above) and unusually hardly anyone on the beach, makes a change! Walked through the back of the pines and saw nothing at all. You would have thought there would have a been a Pied Flycatcher or maybe a Redstart here in the dead tree stumps, but it was devoid of birds. Walked through the gate to the observatory and noticed there was loads of ducks and Coots on the Broadwater. I didn't look at them all as had limited time to find some migrants before the light disappeared, but there were Gadwall, Mallards and Shoveler amongst the huge number of Coots! No sign of the Red-breasted Flycatcher in front of the observatory or in the birch tree/scrub along the main bank. I found a Robin and that was it. Saw a Kingfisher flash past along the Broadwater, which was a nice surprise and 4 Curlews flew west. 6 Little Egrets flew east from the car park hide and a Marsh Harrier was over the marsh. There were a few LBJ's diving in hawthorns by the car park hide in fading light.

I have just about recovered from the dentist! The dentist surgery gave me my second appointment in late October, to finish the root canal treatment, I'm so excited, not!

Blogger has changed its post editing as from today and it took me ages to get the spacing as I normally have it on my posts – I do wish they wouldn't change things! Mind you, I have noticed some plus points, there is now a huge selection of new fonts to choose from, when previously there was only a choice of seven fonts.

East winds continue until Monday morning! Not enough cloud or rain though, but there should still be some nice birds to see hopefully. Roll on Saturday!

The Saltings, Holme

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Lesser Yellowlegs at Runham Swim, Runham
Pectoral Sandpiper at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Common Cranes x 3 at Martham Broad
Common Cranes x 34, Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Cattle Egrets x 6, Great White Egrets x 5 at Welney WWT
Spoonbills x 3 at North Point Pools, Wells
Ortolan Bunting, Yellow-browed Warbler, Pied Flycatcher, Redwing, Whinchats x 3, Cattle Egrets x 9, Great White Egret at Burnham Overy Dunes
Curlew Sandpipers x 3, Little Stint at Snettisham RSPB
Snow Bunting, Spoonbills x 5 at Titchwell RSPB
Black Tern flew past Cley
Red-breasted Flycatcher, Wryneck, Nightjar, Pied Flycatchers x 3, Lapland Buntings x 3 at Blakeney Point
Pied Flycather in Kettlehill Plantation at Blakeney
Red-breasted Flycatcher 1w ringed at Holme NOA
Pectoral Sandpiper briefly, Purple Sandpiper at Gore Point, Spotted Redshank at Holme Dunes NWT
Redstarts x 2 at Salthouse
Wryneck on saltmarsh, north of Garden Drove, Warham
ARCTIC WARBLER, Ring Ouzel, Pied Flycatchers x 2, Lapland Buntings x 2, Curlew Sandpipers x 2 at East Hills, Wells
Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatchers x 3 at Wells Woods
Common Cranes x 2 at St Benet's Abbey, Ludham
Pied Flycatchers x 10, Ring Ouzels x 3, Redwing at Holkham Pines
Spoonbills x 2, Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper at Holkham
Pied Flycatcher at Stiffkey Fen
Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Stiffkey Campsite Wood
Hen Harrier at Kelling Quags
Great White Egret at Burnham Norton
Common Cranes x 29 at Stubb Mill Roost, Hickling Broad NWT
Sooty Shearwaters x 8 flew past Mundesley
Scaup, Sooty Shearwater flew past Hemsby
Brambling by Nelson Head Track, Horsey

MEGA NEWS
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Tiree, Argyll
SWAINSON'S THRUSH
East of Birsay, Swannay, Orkney
DALMATIAN PELICAN
Captive bird at Slimbridge WWT, Gloucestershire

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WEDNESDAY 16th SEPTEMBER
Balearic Shearwater flew past Weybourne
Lesser Yellowlegs at Runham Swim, Runham
Hawfinch briefly, Pied Flycatcher, Spotted Redshank at Holme Dunes
Cattle Egrets x 10, Lapland Buntings x 2, Redstart at Burnham Overy Staithe
Cattle Egrets x 6, Great White Egret, Common Cranes x 9, Wood Sandpiper at Welney WWT
Curlew Sandpipers x 2, Spotted Redshanks x 4 at Snettisham RSPB
Red-breasted Flycatcher, Spoonbills x 36 at Stiffkey Fen
GREENISH WARBLER, Curlew Sandpipers x 4 at East Hills, Wells
Wood Warbler, Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Wells Woods
Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Redshanks x 2, Great White Egret at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Rose-coloured Starling (possible) flew over, Great White Egret, Cattle Egret, Little Stints x 2 at Titchwell RSPB
Osprey flew over Hardingham
Pomarine Skua (probable), Sooty Shearwater, Common Cranes x 3 at Winterton
Cattle Egret on saltmarsh at Thornham
Long-tailed Skua flew past Sheringham
Red-breasted Flycatcher, Pied Flycatchers x 2, Lapland Bunting at Blakeney Point
Garganey x 2, Great White Egret at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Common Cranes x 16 at Stubb Mill Roost, Hickling Broad NWT
Curlew Sandpipers x 3 flew past Mundesley
Caspian Gull at Cley NWT
Balearic Shearwater, Long-tailed Skua, Pomarine Skua, Sooty Shearwater, Little Gull, Puffins x 4 at Scolt Head Island NNR
Pomarine Skua, Sooty Shearwater flew past Hemsby
Little Gull flew past Cley

MEGA NEWS

YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Tiree, Argyll
BROWN BOOBY
Trevose Head, Cornwall

Tuesday, 15 September 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Lesser Yellowlegs at Runham Swim, Runham
Curlew Sandpipers x 3 at Snettisham RSPB
Black Redstart at River Yare mouth, Great Yarmouth
Snow Bunting, Spoonbills x 14, Great White Egret, Spotted Redshank at Titchwell RSPB
Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Redshanks x 3 at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Common Cranes x 12, Cattle Egrets x 6, Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Great White Egret, Spoonbills x 17 at Burnham Deepdale
Little Bunting at Thornham Point
Common Cranes x 29 at Stubb Mill Roose, Hickling Broad NWT
Black Terns x 2, Red-necked Grebe from beach car park at Cley
Curlew Sandpipers x 2, Spotted Redshank at Cley NWT
Great White Egret at How Hill NNR
Lapland Bunting flew over Waxham
Wryneck, Great White Egret, Spotted Redshank at Holme Dunes NWT
Cattle Egrets x 10 at Burnham Overy Staithe
Ospreys x 2 flew over Scolt Head Island NNR
Cattle Egrets x 7 flew over Alderfen Broad, Irstead
Cattle Egrets x 8 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Pied Flycatcher at Wells Woods

MEGA NEWS
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Tiree, Argyll
LANCEOLATED WARBLER
North Ronaldsay, Orkney

The Dentist Appointment From Hell!

An hour and a quarter in the dentist's chair today was pure torture. Never have I experienced such raw and evil pain at the dentist. If I had known how bad it was going to be, I would have had the tooth extracted. It started off with two injections, which didn't seem to numb me at all. Several more injections were administered throughout. It started off with plans of removing my amalgam filling to replace it with a white filling. When I previously saw the dentist he said that he thought the deep amalgam filling was causing my constant nerve pain and that a white filling should solve the problem. After drilling away the filling and hitting a nerve, I nearly jumped up from the chair. I was in agony so many times throughout and had to ask him to stop at one point. The dentist decided that a filling replacement was not going to work after he witnessed my extreme pain and then said he needed to do a root canal filling instead. The best way to describe that pain was like someone plunging a sharp pointed knife into a infected wound, it was excruciating beyond belief. It was as though I had had no pain relief at all. The pain intensified. 75 minutes later I was literally in tears. I have never cried at the dentist in all my life and I was really shaken up. The bad news is that this was only part 1!!!!! The cavity was filled with a temporary filling and I have to go back again at a later date to complete the treatment! As I walked back to my car in the town centre, I was shaking and felt seriously traumatized. I if I had been in a job where they didn't count each time off work as an 'episode' (you get interviewed after 'four episodes'), I would have never gone back to work in the afternoon. I don't know how I did manage to work, but I did and with no lunch either as I couldn't eat. CRAP DAY is an understatement.

When I got home this evening, I had to make several urgent calls, which I didn't feel like doing and then sat on the sofa feeling sorry for myself and wished to god that there was someone to look after me and cook my tea. One of the phone calls was to the dentist to ask if they had changed the type of pain relief they use, as I never felt the typical feeling of having a numb mouth at any stage in my treatment or after I left – the receptionist was not able to answer this and said she would find out. I managed to rustle up mashed potato and baked beans, which took ages to eat and was painful.

Last night wasn't much better either! As I got into bed and got comfortable, I discovered a wet patch on the sheet and realised it was a HUGE wet patch where my hot water bottle had leaked. Stupidly I had not emptied the hot water bottle from a few days ago and it had leaked over the sheet, soaked the duvet above and the pillows!!! This entailed having to strip the bed and hang things up all over the place to get dry. No words left........ good night! That is if I am able to get to sleep as just taken paracetamol, which hasn't worked!😭😭😭

RBA Weekly Round-Up 8th to 14th September!

By Jon Dunn
https://www.rarebirdalert.co.uk/v2/Content/weeklyRoundup2020_38.aspx?s_id=35421622

Monday, 14 September 2020

Grouse Shooting And Hunting Exempt From Johnson's 'Rule Of Six' Covid Curbs!

So – we can’t have more than 6 birders together watching and enjoying birds this Autumn migration, but it’s ok for 30 shooters to blast their brains out!!!!! Unbelievable!!!!! Shooting and hunting exempt from the Covid rule of six ban on gatherings!!!
 
https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/boris-johnson-rule-of-six-hunting-shooting-exemption_uk_5f5f4ad0c5b6b4850803110f?ncid=other_twitter_cooo9wqtham&utm_campaign=share_twitter

Vitamin D Deficiency and the Dentist!

If any of you have been wondering why there has been a lack of bird news from me lately, its because for the last few weeks I have felt unusually exhausted. By the time I finished five day's work, I have been asleep mostly at the weekends, which is very unlike me. I didn't understand what was going on. Yes, my job is hard work, but not to the degree that I wanted to sleep all weekend!!! Long story short...... last week I had a blood test on Tuesday and got the results on Friday evening, to discover that I'm very low in Vitamin D – my level was 21. "Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency can include muscle weakness, pain, fatigue and depression". I have been given a high dose prescription of Vitamin D, which I have yet to pick up, as they prescribed capsules instead of tablets – my GP always forgets I am vegetarian! So, hopefully my energy levels will kick in again over the next few weeks! Huge thanks to one of my work colleagues, who suggested that I may be low in Vit. D, as she has been in exactly the same situation. I expect there are many people low in Vitamin D this year!

Tomorrow I FINALLY have my dentist appointment to get my tooth re-filled. Its only taken since my triage appointment on 6th July!!! Its taken that long for the dentist to get the full PPE in order to do aerosol treatments (drilling and refilling). I have suffered with pain on and off with this silly little tooth for weeks and weeks and it has affected my sleep patterns and mood massively. I feel both relieved and scared all at the same time – I don't know anyone that enjoys going to the dentist!

Hairdressers next week – hopefully I will be sorted all round!!! I have three weeks holiday booked soon for Autumn Migration. Originally I had booked to go to Shetland again (before Covid-19), but cancelled due to not being able to book an extra day to get much cheaper flights – insanely expensive to fly on a Saturday! So I will be birding in Norfolk, but may take a few day trips further afield if the fancy takes me!

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Lesser Yellowlegs, Great White Egret at Runham Swim, Runham
Cattle Egrets x 10, Short-eared Owl at Burnham Overy Staithe
Glossy Ibis flew over, Spoonbills x 3 at Holme Dunes NWT
Glossy Ibis, Whinchat on saltmarsh at Stiffkey
Glossy Ibis, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpipers x 2, Great White Egrets x 4, Spoonbills x 6 at Titchwell RSPB
Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Redshanks x 3 at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Common Cranes x 9 flew over Bowthorpe
Curlew Sandpiper, Hen Harrier, Spoonbills x 11, Great White Egrets x 2 at Burnham Norton
Curlew Sandpipers x 2, Osprey at Breydon Water
Great White Egret at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Cattle Egrets x 6, Great White Egrets x 2, Common Cranes x 4, Wood Sandpiper at Welney WWT
Curlew Sandpiper, Great White Egret at Cley NWT
Whinchat at Mundesley
Short-eared Owl at Snettisham RSPB

MEGA NEWS
WHITE-CHINNED PETREL
Possible, between Unst and Fetlar, viewed from ferry, Shetland

Sunday, 13 September 2020

CleySpy – the new Swarovski NL Pure Binoculars and Cley NWT!

Met up with Pete S., who I have not seen since before lockdown. We worked out that it was probably last year since we last saw each other! We met at CleySpy and went to have a look at the new Swarovski NL Pure range of binoculars. I've been dying to try these out, but its never a good idea to test binoculars out in full afternoon sun, so need to go back again in cloudy and dull conditions. We looked through the 10x42's and the 8x42's. I don't know where to begin really! They are AWESOME, but then so is the price!

Until today I haven't found any binocular that is better than my current Swarovski EL 8.5x42 binoculars, but frustratingly these ARE! The light and clarity is startlingly different. Many years ago I owned a pair of Optolyth Alpin 10x40 binoculars and have since then, always had 8x magnification. Looking through the NL Pure 10x42's was exciting, very exciting indeed and the close focussing was insane! The field of view is 2° wider than my current binoculars and they are only 15g heavier. The new shape feels perfect in your hands – I'm in love! The 8x42's obviously have a much wider field of view at 9.1 degrees (159m at 1000m) and are 10g lighter than the 10x42's. The choice is yours!

Check out the models here:
https://www.cleyspy.co.uk/product/swarovski-nl-pure-10x42/ 

Sensibly, I only left the shop with bird seed and fat balls! I will have to sell lots of things to buy my dream binoculars! CleySpy currently have a back order, so there are obviously many birders with deep pockets!!!

Went to Cley NWT Visitor Centre, where you have to wear masks to go inside. Ordered two take away teas and Pete and I sat on the veranda in the sunshine, looking out over the marshes. 3 Swallows flew past. After a good catch up, we left and Pete headed home east. I went to Beach Road at Salthouse and bumped into John F, who had just walked to Gramborough and the only bird out there was a single Stonechat, so changed my plans.

Relocated to the East Bank car park. Sat in my deckchair and had a coffee and a sandwich and then ambled along the East Bank in the glorious evening sunshine. 2 Wheatears on The Serpentine and 21 Black-tailed Godwits. On Arnold's Marsh, there were 25 Redshanks, a few Shelducks, 5 Dunlins flew west, 1 Snipe, 1 Heron, 5 Little Egrets, 2 Turnstones, 1 Curlew Sandpiper and several distant gulls. I sat on the shingle right next to the sea and enjoyed being in the moment by myself, with Sandwich and Common Terns flying past – this was only spoilt by sand flies biting me, which meant I had to leave earlier than I wanted to! A Water Rail was feeding close to the path on the west side of the bank. Further along the East Bank I bumped into Eddie, who pointed out a distant Curlew Sandpiper at the back of Arnold's Marsh. 5 Canada Geese were also on the marsh and a huge flock of Greylag Geese were on the field behind Snipe's Marsh at Walsey Hills. 3 Marsh Harriers glided over golden reedbeds as I made my way back to the car. Cruised along the coast road for a change of scene and then headed home via Wells.

My big news I mentioned a few weeks ago, isn't that big really, but it will make a huge difference to my life balance. In August I requested to work three days a week instead of five, which I was hoping to start on 1st September, but due to having to fill my two days and then also advertise another post etc, it will more than probably now be commencing on 1st November. The reason I requested this is because whilst I'm working 5 days a week  (6 days when I have to work a Sunday), I will never have the energy or time to sort out the tons of things and jobs in my house, in order to put my house on the market and move. Having 4 days off every week instead of 2 will make a huge difference and will also mean I only have a wear a mask for 3 days instead of 5!!! It will also be brilliant for birding!

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT
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Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Redshanks x 3 at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Glossy Ibis, Cattle Egrets x 10, Great White Egrets x 3, Hen Harrier at Burnham Overy Staithe
Great White Egret at Malthouse Broad, Ranworth
Curlew Sandpipers x 3 at Breydon Water
Great White Egret at Cley NWT
Lapland Bunting at West Runton
Pied Flycatcher at Great Yarmouth Cemetery
Cattle Egrets x 5, Great White Egrets x 4, Common Cranes x 4 at Welney WWT
Black-throated Diver, Spotted Redshank flew past Weybourne Camp
Great White Egret at Holme Dunes
Whinchat at North Point Pools, Wells
Caspian Gull at Sheringham
Osprey, Great White Egret at Burnham Norton
Common Cranes x 24 at Stubb Mill Roost, Hickling Broad NWT
Caspian Gull at Cromer
Little Stint, Curlew Sandpipers x 3, Great White Egret, Spoonbill at Titchwell RSPB

MEGA NEWS
SORA
The Terrace, Lundy, Devon

Saturday, 12 September 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Great White Egret flew past Weybourne
Little Stints x 2, Curlew Sandpipers x 3, Great White Egret, Spoonbills x 17 at Titchwell RSPB
Lapland Bunting flew over West Runton
Garganey, Great White Egret, Spoonbill at North Point Pools, Wells
Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Redshanks x 3 at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Spoonbills x 45 at Stiffkey Fen
Spotted Redshanks x 6 at Snettisham RSPB
Cattle Egrets x 10, Osprey, Short-eared Owl at Burnham Overy Staithe
Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Common Cranes x 3 flew over Norwich
Curlew Sandpiper, Great White Egret at Cley NWT
Great White Egrets x 2 at Holme Dunes
Hawfinch at Lynford Aboretum

MEGA NEWS
SORA
The Terrace, Lundy, Devon

Friday, 11 September 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Osprey NW of Mulbarton
Pectoral Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshanks x 3 at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Great White Egret flew over Weybourne
Snow Bunting, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpipers x 2 at Titchwell RSPB
Curlew Sandpipers x 5 at Snettisham RSPB
Garganey at North Point Pools, Wells
Spoonbills x 35 at Stiffkey Fen
Turtle Dove flew over South Beach, Heacham
Cattle Egrets x 10, Great White Egrets x 2 at Burnham Overy Staithe
Curlew Sandpipers x 4, Great White Egret at Cley NWT
Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Great White Egrets x 3 at Holme Dunes
Great White Egrets x 7, Hen Harrier at Holkham
Curlew Sandpipers x 2 at Breydon Water
Puffin, Red-necked Grebe at Scolt Head Island NNR
Caspian Gull at Cromer

MEGA NEWS
None

Thursday, 10 September 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Spoonbill at Thornham Harbour
Spoonbills x 8 flew over Fenway, Heacham
Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Redshanks x 3 at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Spoonbill, Curlew Sandpipers x 4, Great White Egret at Titchwell RSPB
Cattle Egrets x 9, Lapland Bunting at Burnham Overy Staithe
Curlew Sandpipers x 4 at Snettisham RSPB
Pomarine Skua, Great White Egret, Spoonbills x 15, Little Stint, Curlew Sandpipers x 2 at Cley NWT
Common Crane at Welney WWT
Spoonbills x 40, Spotted Redshank at Stiffkey Fen
Great White Egret, Garganey x 3 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Black-throated Diver on sea off Happisburgh
Balearic Shearwater flew past Mundesley
Little Gull flew past Weybourne Camp

MEGA NEWS
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER 
North Ronaldsay, Orkney

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Spoonbills x 7, Curlew Sandpipers x 10, Great White Egret, Little Stint at Titchwell RSPB
Little Stint, Curlew Sandpipers x 3 at Snettisham RSPB
Common Cranes x 13, Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Ruddy Shelduck, (reported recently, a hybrid Ruddy Shelduck x Egyptian Goose), Wood Sandpipers x 2, Garganey, Spoonbills x 3, Great White Egret, Hen Harrier at North Point Pools, Wells
Red-backed Shrikes 1w x 2, Common Cranes x 4 at Waxham
Curlew Sandpiper at Breydon Water
Curlew Sandpipers x 7 at Cley NWT
Pomarine Skuas x 2 flew past beach car park at Cley
Pectoral Sandpiper, Spotted Redshanks x 3 at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Purple Heron at Ormesby Little Broad, Ormesby St Margaret
Cattle Egrets x 10 at Burnham Overy Staithe
Puffins x 6 flew past Sheringham

MEGA NEWS
BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS
Flew past Bloody Foreland, County Donegal, Ireland
FEA'S OR DESERTAS PETREL
Flew past Corsewall Point, Dumfries and Galloway
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER
North Ronaldsay, Orkney

Tuesday, 8 September 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Cattle Egrets x 10, Spoonbills x 2, Bittern at Burnham Overy Staithe
Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper at Snettisham RSPB
Turtle Doves x 2 at Snettisham Coastal Park
Ortolan Bunting on 1st September [ID'd from sound recording], flew over Norwich
Red-backed Shrikes 1w x 2 at Waxham
Great White Egret, Curlew Sandpipers x 6, Little Stint at Cley NWT
Wryneck at Weybourne Camp
Spotted Redshanks x 2, Wood Sandpiper, Common Cranes x 25 at Welney WWT
Spoonbills x 46 at Stiffkey Fen
White Stork esc., Spotted Redshanks x 3 at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Curlew Sandpipers x 2 at Breydon Water
Curlew Sandpipers x 4 at Titchwell RSPB
Great White Egret at Holme Dunes
Ruddy Shelduck, Wood Sandpiper at North Point Pools, Wells
Osprey at Berney Marshes RSPB
Great White Egret at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB

MEGA NEWS
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER
North Ronaldsay, Orkney

RBA Weekly Round-Up 1st to 7th September!

By Jon Dunn
https://www.rarebirdalert.co.uk/v2/Content/WeeklyRoundup2020_37.aspx?s_id=1005976967

Monday, 7 September 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Barred Warbler at Burnham Overy Dunes
Cattle Egrets x 10, Great White Egret at Burnham Overy Marshes
Grey Plover flew over Norwich
Red-backed Shrikes 1w x 2 at Waxham
Wryneck, Barred Warbler at Weybourne Camp
Curlew Sandpipers x 6, Spoonbills x 14, Great White Egret at Titchwell RSPB
Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshanks x 2, Cattle Egret, Great White Egret, Common Cranes x 6 at Welney WWT
Little Stint, Curlew Sandpipers x 4 at Snettisham RSPB
White-winged Black Tern found dead😢, Wood Sandpiper at Cantley Beet Factory
Garganey x 2, Great White Egret at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Caspian Gulls x 3 at Cromer
Whinchats x 5 at Horsey
Great White Egret, Spoonbills x 4 at Holme Dunes
White Stork (released) at Thorpe Abbotts, SW of Harlston
Spoonbill at Thornham Harbour
Spoonbills x 48 at Stiffkey Fen
Curlew Sandpipers x 7 at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Balearic Shearwater flew past Sheringham
Curlew Sandpipers x 6, Caspian Gull at Cley NWT

MEGA NEWS
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER
North Ronaldsay, Orkney

Sunday, 6 September 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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White-winged Black Tern, Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper at Cantley Beet Factory
Curlew Sandpiper at Old Hunstanton
Whinchat, Spoonbill, Spotted Redshank, Wood Sandpiper, Great White Egret at North Point Pools, Wells
Purple Sandpiper at east end of quay at Wells
Osprey at Burgh Castle
Cattle Egrets x 9, Great White Egrets x 2 at Burnham Over Staithe
Wryneck reported at Gun Hill, Whinchats x 4, Short-eared Owl at Burnham Overy Dunes
Lapland Bunting, Whinchat, Great White Egret at Blakeney Point
Red-backed Shrikes 1w x 2 at Waxham
Osprey at East Wretham Heath NWT
Wryneck, Whinchat at Weybourne Camp
Cattle Egret, Wood Sandpipers x 2, Curlew Sandpiper, Whinchat at Welney WWT
Spoonbills x 50 at Stiffkey Fen
Turtle Doves x 6, Curlew Sandpipers x 5, Little Stint at Snettisham RSPB
Curlew Sandpipers x 7, Whinchat at Cley NWT
White Stork flew over, Curlew Sandpiper, Great White Egret at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Garganey at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Great White Egret flew over Bawsey Pits
Pied Flycatcher at Beeston Common, Great White Egret at Beeston Regis, Sheringham
Curlew Sandpipers x 3 at Breydon Water
Pied Flycatcher at Trimingham
Wryneck along cliffs at Hopton-on-Sea
Whinchat at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Whinchats x 3 at Horsey
Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper, Great White Egrets x 2 at Hickling Broad NWT
Caspian Gull at Cromer

MEGA NEWS
None

Saturday, 5 September 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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White-winged Black Tern, Curlew Sandpipers x 2, Wood Sandpiper at Cantley Beet Factory
Whinchats x 2 west of Stiffkey Campsite
Spoonbills x 44 at Stiffkey Fen
Spoonbill at Breydon Water
Wryneck, Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Weybourne Camp
Red-backed Shrikes 1w x 2, Sooty Shearwaters x 5 at Waxham
Spoonbills x 14, Curlew Sandpipers x 2, Little Stint at Titchwell RSPB
Spoonbills x 8, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank at North Point Pools, Wells
Purple Sandpiper at east end of quay at Wells
Great White Egret, Spotted Redshank at Welney WWT
Turtle Doves x 2, Black Tern at Snettisham Coastal Park
Wryneck at South Dunes, Winterton
Purple Sandpiper at Sheringham
Hawfinches x 2, Crossbills x 20 at Lynford Aboretum
Cattle Egrets x 10, Great White Egret at Burnham Over Staithe
Great White Egret at Horsey
Curlew Sandpipers x 6, Black-throated Diver at Cley NWT
Garganey at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Curlew Sandpipers x 9 at Dickleburgh Moor NR
Curlew Sandpiper at Holme Dunes
Wryneck at Hemsby
Common Cranes x 2 at Somerton Holmes

MEGA NEWS
None