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Friday, 27 November 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT" 
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Iceland Gull at Winterton
Little Stint at Snettisham RSPB
Great White Egret at Brancaster Staithe
Iceland Gull at Horsey
Lesser Yellowlegs at Wiveton
Velvet Scoter, Jack Snipe off beach car park, Short-eared Owl at Cley
Waxwing in farmyard SE of Cley
Spotted Redshank at Breydon Water
Bewick's Swans x 6 at Sea Palling
Russian White-fronted Geese x 30 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Velvet Scoters x 2, Lapland Bunting at Weybourne Camp
Bewick's Swan on marsh at Holme NOA
Velvet Scoters x 2 offshore at Holme
Great White Egret at Horsey Corner
Black Redstart in garden at Salthouse
Hen Harrier at Upton Marshes NWT
Short-eared Owl at Wells
Hen Harrier at Morston
Cattle Egrets x 10 at Welney WWT
Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver, Red-necked Grebes x 2 at Holkham Bay 
Red-flanked Bluetail at an undisclosed nature reserve, mid morning
Scaup, Little Gulls x 5 at Mundesley
Bewick's Swan at Titchwell RSPB
Water Pipit at Breydon Water
Hen Harriers x 3, Great White Egret at Stiffkey
 
MEGA NEWS
SOCIABLE LAPWING
NNE of St Buryan, Cornwall
CRAG MARTIN
Kingsdown, Kent
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Eden Estuary, Guardbridge, Fife, Scotland
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
Musselburgh, Lothian, Scotland

Thursday, 26 November 2020

Grouse Shooting Licence Move Sparks 'Dismay'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-55086547

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT" 
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Snow Buntings x 4 at Old Hunstanton
Little Stint at Snettisham RSPB
Black-throated Divers x 4, Great Northern Divers x 3, Slavonian Grebes x 2, Red-necked Grebe, Velvet Scoter at Holkham Bay
Swallows x 3, Scaup x 3 at Ranworth Broad NWT
Cattle Egrets x 10, Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Great White Egrets x 2 at Burnham Norton
Short-eared Owl at Dersingham Bog
Iceland Gull at Winterton
Black-throated Thrush fem. yesterday in garden briefly, but no sign today at Weybourne
Long-tailed Duck at Ormesby Little Broad
Lesser Yellowlegs at Wiveton
Hen Harrier at Stiffkey
Snow Bunting at Holme Dunes
Hawfinches x 2 at Lynford Aboretum
Twite x 29 at Blakeney Harbour
Hen Harrier over Blakeney
Hen Harrier at Upton Broad
Snow Buntings x 58 at Cley NWT
Great White Egret at California, Ravenstone
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Water Pipit, Russian White-fronted Geese x 107 at Cantley Marshes RSPB
 
MEGA NEWS
DOUBLE-BREASTED CORMORANT
Still at undisclosed site, County Kerry, Ireland
CRAG MARTIN
Kingsdown, Kent
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Eden Estuary, Guardbridge, Fife, Scotland
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSW of Castletown Bearhaven, County Cork, Ireland

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Lesser Yellowlegs at Wiveton
Siberian Chiffchaff, Russian White-fronted Geese x 3 at Cantley Marshes RSPB
Russian White-fronted Geese x 18, Water Pipits x 2, Great White Egret at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Snow Buntings x 40, Pale-bellied Brent Geese x 2 at Cley NWT
Little Stint at Snettisham RSPB
Siberian Chiffchaff by River Yare at Hassingham
Common Cranes x 17 flew over Hickling Broad NWT
Bewick's Swans x 4 in field at Sea Palling
Bittern, Water Pipit at South Beach, Heacham
Cattle Egrets x 10, Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Iceland Gull at Winterton
Short-eared Owl at Weybourne Camp
Great White Egret between Stokesby & Billockby
Great White Egret flew over Bawsey
 
MEGA NEWS
DOUBLE-BREASTED CORMORANT
At undisclosed site, County Kerry, Ireland
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSW of Castletown Bearhaven, County Cork, Ireland
CRAG MARTIN
Kingsdown, Kent
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Eden Estuary, Guardbridge, Fife, Scotland

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Little Stint, Snow Buntings x 3 at Snettisham RSPB
Snow Buntings x 12 at Cley NWT
Lesser Yellowlegs again, west of Glandford Road, Cley
Snow Buntings x 25 at Holkham Gap
Spotted Redshank at Breydon Water
Cattle Egrets x 7 at Welney WWT
Cattle Egret flew over Thornham
Twite x 6, Great White Egrets x 2 at Thornham Harbour
Scaup x 3 at Ranworth Broad NWT
Snow Buntings x 19, Iceland Gull at Winterton
Black Brant at North Point Pools, Wells
Black-throated Diver offshore at Weybourne Camp
Russian White-fronted Geese x 87 at Cantley Marshes RSPB
Hen Harrier south of Gramborough Hill
Glossy Ibises x 2, Water Pipit at Hickling Broad NWT
Cattle Egret at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Pomarine Skua, Great Northern Diver at California, Ravenstone
Great Northern Diver flew past Mundesley
 
MEGA NEWS
CRAG MARTIN
Kingsdown, Kent

RBA Weekly Round Up 17th to 23rd November!

By Jon Dunn

BLOGGER ISSUES AGAIN!

So I have contacted the Blogger community help forum today, as getting REALLY fed-up with ongoing issues. I have my blog set to show 30 posts on the home page, changed it 15 posts and it still only shows one or two and before I publish this post, it only showed ONE!!! I have tried changing to just 5 posts and that doesn't work either. Just in case any of you have been wondering, its not down to me! It looks so silly with just one or maybe three or four posts showing, but currently its out of my control!

Also having issues with copying and pasting bird news from yesterday, which I do all the time, as often the same birds are still here the following day and it saves me typing it all out again. When I open yesterday's bird post, it then comes up with the following:


I then have to wait for AGES for the title and main text to appear and I mean ages!!! Then I copy and paste and create a new post. THEN....... as I add new birds to the list for the day, the letters appear REALLY slowly, way after I have typed the sentence and generally the entire experience is insanely slow!

All these issues (and more) have occurred since Blogger changed their 'old legacy' interface to a new one, which all bloggers were forced to then use from September this year. The new interface is obviously not working very well at all is it?!!!

UPDATE:

Blogger reply:

Hi Penny,
 
It looks as though your blog is actually set to show 10 posts per page, not 30 or 15.
 
I think the reason you are seeing less than that is that your sidebar is so very busy with so many images. Blogger rations blog pages based on the amount of stuff they include. Your sidebar loads firsts and hogs all of the allotment for the page; Blogger responds by pagenating your blog in ways you do not want.
 
Here's more on this problem and how to manage it.
 
As for your problem with the editor timing out: it is not really related, but you may simply need to reduce the number of windows and tabs open in Firefox and/or the number of aps open on your Mac. Firefox can be a memory hog, and rebooting it can also resolve this issue.
 
Another possible cause is a low Internet connection, which can sometimes be resolved by rebooting your router and modem.
 
 
My Reply:
 
Hi Adam

Thank you for your reply.

Yes, I changed it to 10 posts, forgot I had changed it again, but whatever I put it in, it doesn't work. My sidebar has always had lots of images in and there has never been a problem until Blogger changed the interface, so is this why this problem has arisen now please? Also each of those pictures links to a blog post when the reader clicks on them and I don't want to delete them when I have not had to before!

Re the editor timing out, I only have my blog open and Rare Bird Alert website at the time on Firefox and only have one window open (never have more than one window open) and I don't have any apps open on my Mac, so with respect that is not the issue?!

My internet connection is excellent and I have fibre broadband with TalkTalk.

Kind Regards
Penny Clarke
 
 
11pm 25th November

I have had no reply yet, on the blogger community forum to my above reply. I decided to take their advice and deleted 20 of my 36 pictures that are displayed on the side of my blog. Sadly it was a waste of time, as it has made almost no difference at all!!!

So I posted the following on the forum again at 11pm:

So, I have just deleted 20 of my 36 images on the side of my blog, which I now regret, as it has made no difference at all – any more advice please? I currently have 5 posts showing on the home page, click on older posts and I have ONE post showing, click on older posts again and I have three posts and again, clicking on older posts I have four. I have changed the settings for posts showing to 20. How do I get this so that 20 posts or at least more than 5 are showing on the home page please?

Monday, 23 November 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Lesser Yellowlegs again west of Glandford Road, Short-eared Owl, Whooper Swans x 4 flew over, Bewick's Swans x 4, Snow Buntings x 10, Twite x 20, Long-tailed Duck, Little Gulls x 8 at Cley NWT
Whooper Swans x 4 flew over Holkham Freshmarsh
Glossy Ibis on marsh east of Walsey Hills NOA
Great White Egret, Cattle Egret at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Hen Harrier over Stiffkey
Whooper Swans x 4 flew over, Lapland Bunting at Weybourne Camp
Pomarine Skuas x 2 flew past Holme Dunes NWT
Hen Harrier at Blakeney
Common Cranes x 2 at Stubb Mill Roost, Hickling Broad NWT
Glossy Ibis flew over Thornham Marsh
Russian White-fronted Geese x 83, Great White Egret at Cantley Marshes RSPB
Russian White-fronted Geese x 15, Great White Egret at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Whooper Swans x 4 on sea at North Beach, Heacham
 
MEGA NEWS 
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSW of Castletown Bearhaven, County Cork,
Ireland
CRAG MARTIN
Kingsdown, Kent