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Thursday, 31 December 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT" 
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Great White Egret at Colney Gravel Pits
Smew redheads x 5 flew past beach car park at Cley
Little Stint at Snettisham RSPB
Waxwing at Kelling Heath
Caspian Gull at Earlham Marsh, Norwich
Short-eared Owl at Dersingham Bog
Smew redhead at Filby Broad
Russian White-fronted Geese x 139, Cattle Egrets x 12 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Great White Egret at Seamere Fen, Hingham
Russian White-fronted Geese x 6 on grazing marsh at Holme
Iceland Gull at Weybourne
Russian White-fronted Geese x 61 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Great White Egret at Martham Broad
 
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NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY FOR ONE!!!

🎉 PARTY FOR ONE! 🎉
 
 
Yesterday and today I was at work! It has been crazy, stressful, emotional etc etc – all I can say professionally! The Covid-19 situation is becoming increasingly difficult to cope with mentally and that's putting it mildly! After I finished work this evening, I decided to have one of my Spring clean's in our office – next week I rotate into the Community Team for six months. I then went to the Tesco garage shop....... to buy some Prosecco!
 
The last time I had an alcoholic drink was at our Christmas work party bash on 6th December 2019. I never, ever drink at home. But this evening, I felt like it! I've had a really healthy tea this evening, not! As soon as I got home, I hoovered, changed my bed, put the washing machine on, showered, washed hair and then collapsed on the sofa at 9.40pm. Video-called Vivien and Ray and then called Lucy, whilst drinking Prosecco and munching on sour cream and onion Pringles!!! At midnight I stood outside watching fireworks and then had some cheese and crackers! Bored with the Prosecco, going to make a good strong cup of tea!!! 🤣

A special thanks to all my readers and subscribers and for all the lovely comments, emails and support I receive from so many of you, it is much appreciated. Wishing you all health and happiness in the new year.

Wednesday, 30 December 2020

Eagles Seen In Norfolk Skies As Success Of Reintroduction Project Is Hailed

Covid Vaccinations Get Under Way At Norfolk Hospital

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/covid-vaccinations-start-at-qeh-kings-lynn-6875672

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Glaucous Gull at Potter Heigham Marshes
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Wootton Marsh, North Wootton
Little Stint at Snettisham RSPB
Great White Egrets x 2 at Whitlingham Country Park
Slavonian Grebe at Ormesby Broad
Russian White-fronted Geese x 6 on marsh at Holme
Smew redhead at Filby Broad
Hen Harrier at Stiffkey
Hooded Crow flew over Gorleston-on-Sea
Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Blakeney Freshmarsh
Great White Egrets x 4 on saltmarsh at Wells
Great White Egret at Seamere Fen, Hingham
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Iceland Gull at North Beach, Winterton
Hen Harriers x 2 at Roydon Common NWT
Russian White-fronted Geese x 50 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Russian White-fronted Geese x 48 at Bayfield Hall
Tundra Bean Geese x 2 flew over King's Lynn
Great White Egrets x 6, Hen Harrier at Hickling Broad NWT
Waxwing at Kelling Heath
 
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BELTED KINGFISHER
Castletown Bearhaven, County Cork, Ireland

Snettisham RSPB

Snettisham Beach
 
 
A late afternoon walk at Snettisham RSPB produced tons of waders on the mudflats including Shelducks, Redshanks, Teal, Mallard, Wigeon, Curlews etc. A Barn Owl was hunting over the marsh and a Little Egret flew over. Also seen: a female Goldeneye, Little Grebes, Greylag Geese, Pink-footed Geese, Cormorants, Lapwings, Blackbirds and Hedge Sparrows. I only passed two people throughout my walk, so there no social distancing issues!

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

Covid: UK Surge In Cases An 'Extreme Concern'

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55475240

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Short-eared Owl, Little Stint, Russian White-fronted Geese x 31 at Snettisham RSPB
Tundra Bean Geese x 3 at Holme NOA
Smew redhead at Filby Broad
Cattle Egrets x 6, Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Tundra Bean Geese x 4 at Tottenhill Gravel Pits
Slavonian Grebe at Ormesby Broad
Water Pipits x 2 at North Point Pools, Wells
Iceland Gull at Salthouse
Russian White-fronted Geese x 63 at Bayfield Hall
Russian White-fronted Geese x 6, Tundra Bean Geese x 2 at Cley NWT
Russian White-fronted Geese x 4 at Cantley Marshes RSPB
Tundra Bean Geese x 3 at West Beckham
Russian White-fronted Geese x 51 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
 
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RARE BIRD ALERT Annual Rarity Review 2020: Part One January to June 2020!

By David Campbell

Monday, 28 December 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Great White Egret at Colney Gravel Pits
Little Stint at Snettisham RSPB
Tundra Bean Geese x 4 at Tottenhill Pits
Smew redhead, Long-tailed Duck at Filby Broad
Slavonian Grebe at Ormesby Broad
Russian White-fronted Geese x 62 flew over Buckenham
Russian White-fronted Geese x 60 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Russian White-fronted Geese x 26, Water Pipits x 2 at Cantley Marshes RSPB
Red-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Blakeney Harbour
Snow Buntings x 47, Long-tailed Duck at Holkham Bay
Russian White-fronted Geese x 22 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Water Pipits x 2 at Potter Heigham Marshes
Short-eared Owl at Hardley Staithe, Chedgrave
Russian White-fronted Geese x 2 at Choseley Drying Barns
Hen Harries x 2 at Roydon Common NWT
Russian White-fronted Geese x 54 at Bayfield Hall
Russian White-fronted Geese x 70 flew over Dickleburgh Moor NR
Water Pipits x 3 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Great White Egret just east of Lyng
 
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Maer Lake, CBWPS, Bude, Cornwall

Sunday, 27 December 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Iceland Gull at Cley NWT
Tundra Bean Geese x 4 on pits at Tottenhill
Little Stint at Snettisham RSPB
Bewick's Swan at Runcton Holme
Great White Egret at Limpenhoe Marshes
Cattle Egret, Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Spotted Redshanks x 4 at Breydon Water
Short-eared Owl at Northrepps
Taiga Bean Geese x 6 at Cantley Marshes RSPB
Great White Egret at Seamere Fen, Hingham
Hen Harrier, Water Pipits x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Great White Egret at Thorpe Marshes, Haddiscoe
Scaup x 8, Common Cranes x 2, Great White Egret at Hickling Broad NWT
 
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WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
Musselburgh, Lothian, Scotland