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Thursday, 27 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Great White Egret at Colney Gravel Pits
Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB
Snow Buntings x 43 at Winterton
Great Grey Shrike at Black Drove, Fincham
Russian White-fronted Geese x 305 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Shorelarks x 6, Snow Buntings x 40 at Holkham Bay
Ruddy Shelduck fem. at Blickling Hall
Twite x 10, Spotted Redshank at Thornham Harbour
Common Cranes x 19 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Hawfinches x 6 at Lynford Aboretum

MEGA NEWS 
None

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Great White Egret at Colney Gravel Pits
Water Pipit, Snow Buntings x 2, Spotted Redshanks x 2 at Titchwell RSPB
Great Grey Shrike at Black Drove, Fincham
Velvet Scoters x 3 off Coastguards, Cley
Water Pipit, Caspian Gull at Cley NWT
Spoonbills x 4 at Burnham Overy Staithe
Mealy Redpoll (probable) at Bayfield Hall
Twite x 10 at Thornham Harbour
Spoonbills x 9, Great White Egrets x 4, Russian White-fronted Geese x 100 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Great White Egret at Burnham Norton
Great White Egret at Earlham Marsh
Caspian Gull at Sheringham
Rough-legged Buzzard over Acle Straight
Red-breasted Geese x 3 (presumed escaped), Russian White-fronted Geese x 80, Great White Egrets x 3, Water Pipits x 2 at Potter Heigham Marshes
Tundra Bean Geese x 2 at Horsey Mill
Hen Harriers x 4 at Warham Greens

MEGA NEWS 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
Musselburgh Lagoons, Lothian, Scotland

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Great Grey Shrike at Black Drove, Fincham
Common Cranes x 2 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Water Pipit, Spoonbill at Titchwell RSPB
Rough-legged Buzzard at Swanton Novers
Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Snow Buntings x 28, Spoonbills x 4, Caspian Gulls x 3 at Cley NWT
Shorelarks x 2, Snow Buntings x 42 at Holkham Bay
Russian White-fronted Geese x 47, Spoonbills x 2, Great White Egret at Holkham Freshmarsh
Great White Egret at Colney Gravel Pits
Hawfinches x 10 at Lynford Aboretum
Great White Egret at Great Ryburgh
Tundra Bean Geese x 4 at Horsey Mill
Great White Egret at Rush Hill Scrape, Hickling Broad NWT
Velvet Scoters x 2, Great Northern Diver, Little Gulls x 9 at Hemsby
Red-breasted Geese x 2 (presumed escaped), Russian White-fronted Geese x 185, Great White Egrets x 5, Water Pipit at Potter Heigham Marshes
Velvet Scoters x 2 at Mundesley

MEGA NEWS 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
Eastfield, Lothian, Scotland
STELLER'S EIDER
Papa Westray, Orkney

RBA Weekly Round-Up 18th to 24th February!

By Jon Dunn
https://www.rarebirdalert.co.uk/v2/Content/WeeklyRoundup2020_09.aspx?s_id=629710314

Monday, 24 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Great Grey Shrike at Black Drove, Fincham
Snow Buntings x 2, Water Pipits x 2 at Titchwell RSPB
Water Pipit, Caspian Gulls x 3 at Cley NWT
Twite x 8 at Thornham Harbour
Hen Harriers x 2 at Warham Greens
Great Northern Diver at Hopton-on-Sea
Snow Buntings x 5 at Snettisham RSPB

MEGA NEWS 
None

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Cley NWT!

Cley Church from the East Bank at Cley


Headed east – got the car washed on route, which was way overdue and then headed for Cley. Popped into CleySpy at Glandford to get my Swarovski phone scoping adapter adjusted, bought a new 'Healthy Back Bag' and then parked up in the East Bank car park at Cley. I soon realised that I would need all layers, hat and mittens!

It was very cold and windy, but the sun was out and it was a beautiful walk along the East Bank. My parents met here – my main reason for coming here today, to remember them both. Lots of Brent Geese, Wigeon, Gadwall, Shelducks, Shoveler, Teal, Redshanks, Mute Swans, Little Egrets, Herons, Starlings and Reed Buntings. Lots of gulls on Arnold's Marsh and big numbers on the sea too. It was a bracing walk! The sea was magical with big waves crashing onto the shingle.

I've been pretty down over the last few weekends and couldn't even be bothered to leave the house much – which is why there hasn't been much bird news from me, plus the weather has been utterly rubbish. It did me good to get out today and visit one of my favourite places. Roll on Spring!

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Great Grey Shrike at Black Drove, Fincham
Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Short-eared Owls x 2, Little Stint, Russian White-fronted Geese x 11 at Snettisham RSPB
Common Cranes x 9 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB
Shorelarks x 5, Snow Buntings x 60 at Holkham Bay
Spoonbills x 13, Great White Egrets x 2 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Water Pipit, Snow Buntings x 35, Caspian Gull at Cley NWT
Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Velvet Scoters x 2 at Winterton
Waxwing at Holme NOA
Hen Harriers x 3 at Stiffkey
Hen Harriers x 2 at Roydon Common NNR
Great Northern Diver at Mundesley

MEGA NEWS 
TENGMALM'S OWL
Still at Lyndsey Lee Plantation, Kergord, Shetland
STELLER'S EIDER 
Papa Westray, Orkney
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland

In Memory Of My Dear Father

PETER CLARKE
with Penny at Titchwell RSPB

2nd November 1926 — 23rd February 2017


Three years ago, you left us – it doesn't seem that long ago at all. I think of you every day. I still see your smile and hear your laugh. Happy memories will never fade. When you were in the care home, not that long before you passed away, I distinctly remember you patting your hand on mine and giving me a little smile in thanks, when I told you that Holme Bird Observatory was going to have a plaque in your honour of being warden there from 1962 to 1994 – I'm so glad you got to know that before you passed away, so glad.

 I still feel so lost without you and mother. You were both my rock, my best friends, my advisors, my everything. I miss you both so much. We played The Lark Ascending at your funeral and Lucy will be playing this at her next concert – that will be very emotional to listen to. Maybe you will hear her play from up above with the larks.

Forever in my heart  💔

The Lark Ascending
(Romance for Violin and Orchestra)
Ralph Vaughan Williams

Saturday, 22 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Lapland Buntings x 5, Snow Buntings x 40 at Winterton
Whooper Swans x 15 flew over Wymondham
Purple Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Water Pipits x 2 at Titchwell RSPB
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Halvergate Marshes
Common Cranes x 11 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Cattle Egrets x 2 at Potter Heigham
Twite at Thornham Harbour
Common Crane at Welney WWT
Hawfinches x 18 at Lynford Aboretum
Snow Buntings x 6, Little Stint at Snettisham RSPB
Russian White-fronted Geese x 32 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Shorelark at Holkham Bay
Spoonbills x 9 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Black Brant (possible) at East Bank, Hen Harrier at Wells
Great Grey Shrike (for 2nd day) at Black Drove, Fincham
Spoonbill flew over Mundesley
Snow Buntings x 25, Caspian Gulls x 3 at Cley NWT
Caspian Gull at West Runton
Hen Harriers x 3 at Roydon Common
Russian White-fronted Geese x 6 at Bayfield Lake

MEGA NEWS 
None

Friday, 21 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Shorelarks x 5, Long-tailed Ducks x 3 at Holkham Bay
Spoonbills x 6, Russian White-fronted Geese x 200, Spoonbills x 10, Great White Egrets x 2 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Hooded Crow, Velvet Scoters x 2 at Winterton
Short-eared Owl at Halvergate Marshes
Russian White-fronted Geese x 3 at Cantley Marshes RSPB
Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Hawfinches x 16 at Lynford Aboretum
Caspian Gull at Sheringham
Common Cranes x 4 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Great White Egret at Holme
Caspian Gulls x 2, Russian White-fronted Geese x 6 at Cley NWT

MEGA NEWS 
None

Thursday, 20 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT
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Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Common Crane flew over Spixworth
Caspian Gull at Sheringham
Hawfinch flew over North Lynn, King's Lynn
Hawfinches x 9 at Lynford Aboretum
Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Twite x 10 at Thornham Harbour
Common Cranes x 10 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Velvet Scoters x 2 at Winterton
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Great White Egret at Earlham Marsh
Cattle Egrets x 7, Great White Egrets x 2, Spoonbills x 11, Russian White-fronted Geese x 182 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Waxwings x 5 NW of Narborough
Caspian Gull at Titchwell RSPB

MEGA NEWS 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
Joppa, Lothian, Scotland 

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

Harry Styles - Falling (Live From The BRIT Awards, London 2020)

I've never really particularly been a Harry Styles fan, but I was very impressed by this moving performance.

STORMZY - HEAVY IS THE HEAD MEDLEY & ANYBODY feat. BURNA BOY [LIVE AT TH...

One of my favourite artists, STORMZY!

Billie Eilish - No Time To Die (Live From The BRIT Awards, London)



Billie Eilish is so incredibly talented and only 18! I was first aware of her when I watched Glastonbury on TV last summer – I loved the fact that she was having a fabulous time, got the crowd going crazy and didn't conform to the typical pop star dress attire!

Dave - Black (Live at The BRITs 2020)


The best live and most moving performance I have ever seen on TV and aside from seeing Michael Jackson three times in concert, probably the best performance I've EVER seen. The simplicity of sitting and playing the piano so beautifully with such thought provoking lyrics...... I was moved to tears by the end. GENIUS.

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Bewick's Swans x 7 flew over Norwich
Short-eared Owls x 3 at Snettisham RSPB
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Snow Buntings x 4 at Cley NWT
Twite x 7 at Thornham Harbour
Russian White-fronted Geese x 180 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Shorelarks x 5, Snow Buntings x 53, Velvet Scoters x 2, Spoonbills x 4 at Holkham Bay
Common Cranes x 9 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Spotted Redshanks x 2 at Breydon Water
Cattle Egrets x 2 at Potter Heigham
Long-tailed Ducks x 2 at Holme
Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB
Mealy Redpoll at Letheringsett Mill
Hen Harriers x 2, Great White Egret, Spotted Redshank at Stiffkey
Hawfinches x 16 at Lynford Aboretum

MEGA NEWS 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland 

RBA Weekly Round-Up 11th to 17th February!

By Jon Dunn
https://www.rarebirdalert.co.uk/v2/Content/WeeklyRoundup2020_08.aspx?s_id=534122726

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT
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Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Common Cranes x 15 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Water Pipits x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Shorelarks x 5, Snow Buntings x 48, Long-tailed Ducks x 3, Velvet Scoters x 2 at Holkham Bay
Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB
Hawfinches x 25 at Lynford Aboretum
Cattle Egrets x 2, Water Pipits x 2 at Potter Heigham Marshes
Lesser White-fronted Goose esc. at Barningham Hall near Matlaske
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Rough-legged Buzzard, Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Snow Buntings x 25, Bittern, Spoonbill, Caspian Gull at Cley NWT
Velvet Scoters x 2 at Winterton
Spoonbill flew past, Purple Sandpiper at Sheringham
Russian White-fronted Geese x 6 at Bayfield Lake
Short-eared Owl at Hardly Staithe, Chedgrave
Little Stint, Short-eared Owl at Snettisham RSPB

MEGA NEWS 
TENGMALM'S OWL
Still at Lyndsey Lee Plantation, Kergord, Shetland
VEGA GULL
Possible, at Sandhills, Liverpool
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland 

Monday, 17 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Water Pipit, Spotted Redshank, Long-tailed Duck at Titchwell RSPB
Rough-legged Buzzard, Pale-bellied Brent Goose NW of Wells
Shorelark, Purple Sandpipers x 2 at Waxham
Cattle Egrets x 2 at Potter Heigham
Shorelarks x 5, Snow Buntings x 52, Long-tailed Duck, Velvet Scoters x 8 at Holkham Bay
Cattle Egret, Spoonbills x 8, Great White Egrets x 4, Russian White-fronted Geese x 180 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Great White Egret at Earlham Marsh
Great White Egret, Common Crane at Welney WWT
Spoonbill, Snow Buntings x 30 at Cley NWT
Snow Buntings x 25, Scaup at Holme
Hen Harriers x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Caspian Gull, Hen Harriers x 3, Great White Egret at Warham Greens
Short-eared Owl at North Dunes, Winterton
Lesser White-fronted Goose esc. at Barningham Hall near Matlaske
Dark-bellied Brent Goose at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Snow Buntings x 13 at Gramborough Hill, Salthouse
Hawfinches x 25 at Lynford Aboretum

MEGA NEWS 
VEGA GULL
Possible, at Sandhills, Liverpool
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland 

Sunday, 16 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT
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Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Snow Buntings x 30 at North Beach, Winterton
Black-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe, Water Pipit, Twite and a Slavonian Grebe on Patsy's Pool at Titchwell RSPB
Purple Sandpipers x 2, Caspian Gull at Sheringham
Short-eared Owl at Snettisham RSPB
Cattle Egrets x 2 at Potter Heigham
Common Cranes x 13 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Bewick's Swans x 6 at Ludham Airfield
Great White Egret at North Point Pools, Wells
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Hawfinches x 37 at Lynford Aboretum
Great White Egret, Common Cranes x 7 at Welney WWT
Hen Harrier at Blakeney Freshes

MEGA NEWS 
None

Saturday, 15 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT
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Great White Egret at Earlham Marsh, Norwich
Scaup x 3, Great White Egret, Common Cranes x 3 at Welney WWT
Twite x 10 at Thornham Harbour
Cattle Egrets x 2 at Potter Heigham
Mealy Redpoll, Lesser Redpolls x 2 by ford at Letheringsett
Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Bewick's Swans x 5, Whooper Swans x 40 at Ludham Airfield
Caspian Gull in pig field near Thetford
Black-throated Diver, Long-tailed Duck, Water Pipit, Spotted Redshank at Titchwell RSPB
Common Cranes x 18, Great White Egret, Hen Harrier at Stubb Mill, Hickling Broad NWT
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Snow Buntings x 48 between Wells & Holkham
Caspian Gull at Sheringham

MEGA NEWS 
TENGMALM'S OWL
Still at Lyndsey Lee Plantation, Kergord, Shetland

Friday, 14 February 2020

Valentine's Day!

So many cards today, not.....! 😂💖

  • Went back to work on Thursday, feel a lot better.😀
  • Will be getting together with Lucy this weekend for a late birthday celebration.🎂
  • Storm Dennis on the way!😨
  • Diet going extremely well.👏
  • Got my EXAMPLE Tickets!🙌
  • Good night.😴

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT
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Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Short-eared Owl at Halvergate Marshes
Twite x 11, Great White Egret at Blakeney Freshmarsh
Great White Egret at Earlham Marsh, Norwich
Great White Egret by River Yare, east of Bawburgh
Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Shorelarks x 5, Snow Buntings x 60, Velvet Scoters x 31, Long-tailed Ducks x 4 at Holkham Bay
Spoonbills x 4, Great White Egrets x 3 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Cattle Egrets x 2 at Potter Heigham
Spotted Redshank, Twite x 11 at Thornham Harbour
Snow Buntings x 40, Long-tailed Duck, Water Pipits x 2 at Holme Dunes NWT
Puffin, Caspian Gull, Purple Sandpiper at Sheringham
Water Pipits x 3 at Welney WWT
Hawfinches x 4 at Lynford Aboretum
Hen Harriers x 2 at Roydon Common NNR
Water Pipit, Long-tailed Duck, Spotted Redshank at Titchwell RSPB
Short-eared Owls x 3, Snow Buntings x 10 at Snettisham RSPB
Black Kite reported at Trunch, 2 miles north of North Walsham
Snow Buntings x 40 at Cley NWT
Water Pipit at Thorpe Marshes, Thorpe St Andrew

MEGA NEWS 
TENGMALM'S OWL
Still at Lyndsey Lee Plantation, Kergord, Shetland

Thursday, 13 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT
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Snow Buntings x 28 at Winterton
Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Short-eared Owl at Breydon Water
Snow Buntings x 52, Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Ducks x 3 at Holkham Bay
Russian White-fronted Geese x 200, Great White Egrets x 3, Spoonbills x 5 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Hawfinches x 25 at Lynford Aboretum
Short-eared Owl, Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Short-eared Owl, Russian White-fronted Geese x 4 at Halvergate Marshes
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Snettisham RSPB
Common Cranes x 6 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Hooded Crow in field near school at Kelling
Caspian Gull, Purple Sandpipers x 2 at Sheringham
Tundra Bean Geese x 2 at Waxham
Caspian Gull at Nunnery Lakes NR, Thetford
Mealy Redpoll at Letheringsett Ford
Long-tailed Duck at Ormesby Broad
Twite x 8 at Thornham Harbour
Cattle Egrets x 2 at Potter Heigham
Short-eared Owl at Hardley Staithe, Chedgrave
Water Pipit, Spotted Redshank at Titchwell RSPB
Snow Buntings x 20, Caspian Gulls x 2 at Cley NWT
Cattle Egrets x 6 at Burnham Overy Marshes

MEGA NEWS 
None

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT
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Spotted Redshank, Long-tailed Ducks x 2, Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Snettisham RSPB
Twite x 9 at Thornham Harbour
Common Cranes x 12 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Cattle Egrets x 2 at Potter Heigham
Bewick's Swans x 5 at Ludham Airfield
Tundra Bean Goose, Caspian Gulls x 3 at Cley NWT
Little Gull, Red-necked Grebe flew past Mundesley
Tundra Bean Geese x 7 at Poplar Farm, Waxham
Caspian Gull at Sheringham
Hawfinches x 35 at Lynford Aboretum
Short-eared Owl, Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Short-eared Owl at Halvergate Marshes
Velvet Scoters x 2 at Winterton
Short-eared Owl at Hardley Staithe, Chedgrave
Short-eared Owl at Flitcham
Common Cranes x 6 at Stubb Mill Roost, Hickling Broad NWT

MEGA NEWS 
TENGMALM'S OWL
Still at Lyndsey Lee Plantation, Kergord, Shetland
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland
STELLER'S EIDER
Papa Westray, Orkney

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT
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Common Cranes x 13 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Spotted Redshanks x 2 at Breydon Water
Twite x 10 at Thornham Harbour
Great White Egret at Earlham Marsh, Norwich
Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Scaup, Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Purple Sandpipers x 2, Caspian Gull at Sheringham
Tundra Bean Geese x 2 at Waxham
Caspian Gulls x 2, Tundra Bean Geese x 7 at Cley NWT
Hen Harrier, Common Cranes x 4, Great White Egret at Stubb Mill Roost, Hickling Broad NWT
Little Gull flew past Mundesley
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Tundra Bean Goose at Winterton
Slavonian Grebe at Titchwell RSPB

MEGA NEWS 
TENGMALM'S OWL
Still at Lyndsey Lee Plantation, Kergord, Shetland
*TENGMALM'S OWL
14th December 2019 at Kergord, Shetland
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland

*OMG, I was scanning those Kergord plantations in October......😢!

RBA Weekly Round-Up 4th to 10th February!

By Jon Dunn
https://www.rarebirdalert.co.uk/v2/Content/WeeklyRoundup2020_07.aspx?s_id=299926223

Monday, 10 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT
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Common Cranes x 3 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Hen Harriers x 3 at Roydon Common NNR
Hawfinches x 9 at Lynford Aboretum
Russian White-fronted Geese x 7, Spoonbill, Caspian Gulls x 2 at Cley NWT
Great White Egret at Earlham Marsh, Norwich
Shorelarks x 4 at Holkham Gap
Russian White-fronted Geese x 27 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Water Pipit, Slavonian Grebe at Titchwell RSPB
Hen Harrier at Stubb Mill Roost, Hickling Broad NWT
Caspian Gull at Sheringham
Hawfinches x 20 at Lynford Aboretum

MEGA NEWS 
FORSTER'S TERN
Galway Bay, County Galway, Ireland

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LUCY!


Very sadly I won't be seeing Lucy on her birthday today, as not well enough. Vivien re-booked our Prezzo's evening meal to 12pm today (due to weather) and sent me pictures from their lunch, so glad that Lucy had a nice time. I will have to make it up to her when I'm better and we will go for a second birthday lunch!

I had a better night's sleep than the night before, but was woken up very early with severe pain in my right lower back, as though it was my kidneys maybe? But, this disappeared later, after my intake of water has increased. I feel very weak and sleepy today and havn't been able to eat very much at all, as my stomach still hurts. I was quite shocked to see snow falling here about an hour ago!!! Its too wet on the ground to lay seriously though.

Sunday, 9 February 2020

Storm Ciara Wreaks Havac!

So far, I have got away lightly. There was one particular massive gust with pouring rain that shifted and turned over my heaviest plant pots in the garden, knocked the chairs and tables over and a back fence panel has come down. One of my neighbours has lost sections of their TV aerial which was scattered across the roof (I am in a block of four houses).

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/storm-ciara-wind-norfolk-norwich-a47-sprowston-1-6505746

https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/power-supply-warning-as-west-norfolk-assesses-storm-ciara-damage-9099098/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-51425482

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT
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Hawfinches x 7 at Lynford Aboretum
Russian White-fronted Geese x 6 at Bayfield Lake
Cattle Egrets x 2 at Potter Heigham
Caspian Gulls x 3 at Cley NWT
Velvet Scoter at Winterton
Hen Harriers x 3 at Stiffkey

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STELLER'S EIDER 
Papa Westray, Orkney

In Memory Of Your 80th Birthday Today!

My dear mother would have been 80 years old today

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
I keep this video on my desktop on Mac, so I can look at it whenever I want to feel close. It was taken exactly two years ago tomorrow at Lucy's 50th Birthday lunch at Briarfield's Hotel, Titchwell. Mother had no idea I was doing a video, she thought I was taking a picture. I wish I hadn't stopped videoing when I did, but there we go.


I still miss you so much, every day. Time does not heal at all really. You were a larger than life character and will never fade into the background – you will always be at the forefront of my memory.
All my love Penny 💔 xxxxxx

In A&E All Morning!

Further to my post yesterday, I had a very rough night. I continued to feel very faint with severe acid reflux and could not lay down to sleep at all. Googling Doctor Google, I sat up on sofa, but lets be honest nobody can get to sleep properly sitting up. I struggled all night. I couldn't even drink water because of the severity of the acid. I took an extra 30mg tablet of Lanzoprazole, which didn't really make any difference. By the morning I was completely worn out and exasperated. I decided to ring NHS 111 as I couldn't drink or eat and needed some advice. There was no way I was going to A&E wasting valuable staff time etc. After ringing 111 and then speaking to a doctor on the phone, they advised me to go to A&E within the hour, as severe acid reflux can be a sign of more serious things eg heart. They advised me to get someone to take me, hmmmm...... who? I certainly wasn't going to infect any of my work colleagues with my virus, so took myself to A&E.

I was very lucky indeed, as there were only about half a dozen people in the waiting room. I didn't feel particularly safe sitting down, I nearly laid down on the floor I felt so faint. I was seen fairly promptly by a triage nurse, who did my obs. My temperature was high and my blood pressure was low. Then I had to wait in the waiting room again and was called back and put onto a trolley, where they did an ECG, took bloods and inserted a cannula with a bag of fluids. I had obs taken again several times and at one point my BP dropped to 99 over sixty something. A very flamboyant A&E doctor then attended and assessed me. I was dehydrated because of lack of fluids and probably faint because I had not eaten since yesterday lunchtime. He thought that because of the virus I have, that my acid reflux was exacerbated and he explained that this should settle down. He couldn't believe that my GP had not sent me for further investigations since I have been on Lanzoprazole for so many years. He said he will write to my GP to advise that I have an endoscopy – he went on to explain that I may not be on the correct tablet anyway, depending on what is going on exactly. He advised me to eat very lightly eg fruit only for the next for days and to rest at home. All the staff in A&E were awesome, very kind and caring indeed – couldn't fault them at all. As I left, the waiting room was bursting at the seams.

So no work for the next few days and Vivien and Lucy will be celebrating Lucy's birthday alone tomorrow. We were going to Prezzos in the evening. We will have to meet up again when I am well. On hindsight, I really regret going to Cambridge on the train, how stupid was I!!! I still have a temperature this evening and my stomach is still painful, fruit is not going down very well either.

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Feeling Very Unwell

I nearly didn't do the bird news just now, as I feel very unwell indeed. I woke up this morning with a cold virus, but forced myself to go to Cambridge on the train to buy Lucy's birthday present (birthday on Monday), which was a new music stand as her stand had broken. There are no music shops in King's Lynn now (there used to be). On the way home on the train I felt very ill, in fact it was a very frightening experience when you are on your own. I came over really faint and almost blacked out – I could feel myself going – everything started to go dark and then I didn't. Straight away I felt really clammy and like I couldn't breathe. My stomach kept going into little spasms of pain and I remained feeling light headed throughout the journey and this evening. I was screaming to get off that train, I needed air desperately and I felt like being sick. When I got off the train in King's Lynn, I couldn't walk as I felt so wobbly, so sat on a seat whilst everyone rushed passed past me – I did tell train staff by the ticket machine in case I collapsed, but they didn't really respond. I managed to drive home and collapsed on the sofa. All my fingers turned white and cold with pins and needles – which did disappear eventually after a long time. I have remained feel light headed for the rest of the evening with stomach pains and have not wanted to eat at all. I had severe acid reflux, which is normally controlled by my Lanzoprazole, but it was having no effect whatsoever. I have just been drinking a lot of water. Good night.

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT
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Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Russian White-fronted Geese x 6, Snow Buntings x 35 at Cley NWT
Snow Buntings x 14 flew over Coastguards, Cley
Waxwing near church at Salthouse
Hooded Crow at Salthouse Heath
Caspian Gull at Sheringham
Raven at Poplar Farm, Tundra Bean Geese x 22, Common Cranes x 2 at Waxham
Hawfinches x 19 at Lynford Aboretum
Short-eared Owls x 3 at Haddiscoe Marshes
Russian White-fronted Geese x 150, Great White Egrets x 2 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Shorelarks x 5, Snow Buntings x 45, Velvet Scoters x 3 at Holkham Bay
Twite x 9, Spotted Redshank at Thornham Harbour
Common Cranes x 2 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Long-tailed Duck at Ormesby Broad
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Spoonbills x 2, Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB
Purple Sandpipers x 2 at Horsey
Great White Egret, Scaup at Welney WWT
Great White Egret at Heigham Holmes
Goshawk, Ravens x 2, Woodlark at Dersingham Bog
Great White Egret, Common Cranes x 13 at Acle
Raven, Hooded Crow, Snow Buntings x 30 at Winterton
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Halvergate Marshes
Cattle Egrets x 2, Great White Egret at Potter Heigham
Tundra Bean Geese x 3 at Wigton

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WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland
STELLER'S EIDER
Papa Westray, Orkney

Friday, 7 February 2020

Storm Ciara Could See Strongest Winds In More Than Two Years!

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/weather/strongest-winds-in-two-years-forecast-over-weekend-1-6502768

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Short-eared Owl at Burnham Overy Marshes
Great White Egret at Bowthorpe
Shorelarks x 5, Snow Buntings x 50, Velvet Scoters x 4 at Holkham Bay
Water Pipits x 2 at Halvergate Marshes
Hooded Crow at Wiveton
Hawfinches x 30 at Lynford Aboretum
Caspian Gull at Sheringham
Raven, Hooded Crow at Winterton
Water Pipit, Long-tailed Duck at Titchwell RSPB
Great White Egret, Common Crane at Welney WWT
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Twite x 10 at Blakeney Freshmarsh
Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford

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WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland

Thursday, 6 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Green-winged Teal at Breydon Water
Twite x 10, Snow Buntings x 12 at Thornham Harbour
Waxwing near church at Salthouse
Short-eared Owl, Water Pipits x 2, Long-tailed Duck at Titchwell RSPB
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Halvergate Marshes
Shorelarks x 5, Snow Buntings x 49, Velvet Scoters x 4 at Holkham Bay
Spoonbills x 2 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Hooded Crow, Russian White-fronted Goose, Snow Buntings x 60, Hen Harrier at Winterton
Great Northern Diver on lake at Blickling Hall NT
Short-eared Owls x 5, Russian White-fronted Goose x 8, Great White Egrets x 2 at Haddiscoe Island
Scaup x 2 at Hickling Broad NWT
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Burgh Castle
Twite x 12 at Blakeney Freshmarsh
Long-tailed Duck at Ormesby Broad
Common Cranes x 7 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Shorelark, Purple Sandpiper at Horsey
Great White Egret at Welney WWT
Hen Harriers x 4 at Roydon Common NWT
Great White Egrets x 3 at Potter Heigham Marshes
Cattle Egret at Burnham Overy Staithe
Hawfinches x 33 at Lynford Aboretum

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WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Water Pipits x 2, Long-tailed Duck, Spotted Redshank, Snow Buntings x 2 at Titchwell RSPB
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Snettisham RSPB
Scaup x 2 at Hickling Broad NWT
Twite x 10, Spotted Redshank at Thornham Harbour
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Halvergate Marshes
Hawfinches x 23 at Lynford Aboretum
Black Redstart at Potter Heigham
Hooded Crow, Common Cranes x 2, Snow Buntings x 60 at Winterton
Caspian Gull, Purple Sandpipers x 2 at Sheringham
Long-tailed Duck at Ormesby Broad
Long-tailed Duck at Holme
Tundra Bean Geese x 7, Russian White-fronted Geese x 81 at Breydon Water
Black Brant, Dark-bellied Brent Geese x 700 at North Point Pools, Wells
Shorelarks x 5, Snow Buntings x 50, Velvet Scoters x 3 at Holkham Bay
Great White Egret, Pale-bellied Brent + hybrid Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent Goose at Holkham Freshmarsh
Waxwing near church at Salthouse
Cattle Egrets x 7, Short-eared Owl at Burnham Overy Staithe
Hen Harriers x 2, Short-eared Owl at Stiffkey
Great White Egrets x 2 at Welney WWT
Common Cranes x 2, Water Pipit at Sutton Fen RSPB
Caspian Gull at Bayfield Brecks

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WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland

RBA Weekly Round-Up 28th January to 3rd February!

By Jon Dunn
https://www.rarebirdalert.co.uk/v2/Content/WeeklyRoundup2020_06.aspx?s_id=311990329

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Ruddy Shelduck hybrid at East Wretham Heath
Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Franklin's Gull, possible, flew east past car park, Red-necked Grebe on sea at Cley
Caspian Gulls x 2, Snow Buntings x 30 at Cley NWT
Cattle Egrets x 8 at Burnham Overy Staithe
Hen Harrier at Abbey Farm, Flitcham
Tundra Bean Geese x 9, Pink-footed Geese x 600 at Waxham
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Waxwing near church at Salthouse
Snow Buntings x 30, Long-tailed Ducks x 2, Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB
Caspian Gulls x 2 at Nunnery Lakes NR, Thetford
Caspian Gull, Sooty Shearwater at Sheringham
Cattle Egrets x 2, Black Redstart at Potter Heigham
Common Cranes x 11 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Halvergate Marshes
Hawfinches x 25 at Lynford Aboretum
Snow Buntings x 53 at North Beach, Winterton
Great White Egrets x 2 at Welney WWT
Iceland Gull at Great Yarmouth
Snow Buntings x 50 at Holkham Bay
Russian White-fronted Geese x 106, Great White Egrets x 7 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Bewick's Swans x 29 at Ludham Airfield
Red-necked Grebe flew past Kelling
Common Cranes x 17, Hen Harriers x 2 at Stubb Mill, Hickling Broad NWT

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WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland

Monday, 3 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Ravens x 2, Hawfinches x 27 at Lynford Aboretum
Tundra Bean Geese x 19, Pink-footed Geese x 2,000, Purple Sandpipers x 3 at Waxham
Shorelark at Waxham Sands Holiday Park
Black Redstart, Cattle Egrets x 2 at Potter Heigham
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Halvergate Marshes
Long-tailed Duck at Ormesby Broad
Scaup x 2 at Hickling Broad NWT
Velvet Scoter flew past beach car park at Cley
Snow Buntings x 9, Caspian Gulls x 2 at Cley NWT
Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Long-tailed Duck, Water Pipit, Snow Buntings x 30, Hen Harrier at Titchwell RSPB
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Shorelarks x 5, Snow Buntings x 40, Long-tailed Ducks x 5, Velvet Scoters x 2 at Holkham Bay
Bewick's Swans x 36 at Ludham Airfield
Cattle Egrets x 3 at Burnham Overy Staithe
Waxwing near church at Salthouse
Raven, Hooded Crow, Snow Buntings x 50 at North Beach, Winterton
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Snettisham RSPB
Red-breasted Geese x 3 (one bearing blue ring) at Holme
Water Pipits x 3 in fields in village at Holme
Twite x 10 at Thornham Harbour
Great White Egrets x 3 at Welney WWT
Iceland Gull at Nunnery Lakes NR, Thetford
Hen Harrier at Roydon Common NNR
Common Cranes x 40, Short-eared Owl between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Russian White-fronted Geese x 20, Short-eared Owl at St Benet's Abbey, Ludham
Great White Egret at Nar Valley Fisheries
Short-eared Owl at Hardley Staithe, Chedgrave

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WHITE-WINGED SCOTER 
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland

Sunday, 2 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Slavonian Grebe at Wroxham Broad
Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Short-eared Owl at Breydon Water
Waxwing near church at Salthouse
Hawfinches x 23 at Lynford Aboretum
Caspian Gull at Sheringham
Cattle Egrets x 2, Black Redstart at Potter Heigham
White-fronted Goose SSW of Cockley Cley
Ruddy Shelduck yesterday at East Wretham Heath
Short-eared Owls x 3 at Halvergate
Common Cranes x 12, Short-eared Owl between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Long-tailed Duck at Ormesby Broad
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Black Redstart, Twite x 10 at Thornham Harbour
Great White Egret, Russian White-fronted Geese x 6, Snow Buntings x 35 at Cley NWT
Bewick's Swans x 6 at Horsey Corner
Shorelarks x 5, Snow Buntings x 60, Long-tailed Duck, Velvet Scoters x 10 at Holkham Bay
Russian White-fronted Geese x 100, Great White Egrets x 8 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Iceland Gull at Nunnery Lakes NR, Thetford
Russian White-fronted Geese x 6 at Bayfield Lake
Raven, Hooded Crow, Scaup x 2 at Hickling Broad NWT
Velvet Scoter at Titchwell RSPB
Russian White-fronted Geese x 60 NE from St Benet's Abbey, Ludham
Snow Buntings x 10 at Kelling Hard
LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, Red-breasted Goose x 3 (one bearing blue ring) 1/2 east of Hawker's Hill Farm at Burnham Market
Snow Buntings x 5 at Sea Palling
Great White Egrets x 3 at Burnham Overy Staithe
Hen Harrier at Stiffkey
Tundra Bean Goose, Russian White-fronted Geese x 2, Snow Buntings x 15 at Snettisham RSPB
Russian White-fronted Geese x 3 between Acle & Bastwick

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BLACK-TAILED GULL
Yesterday, between Newnham & Broadoak (ID'd from video), Gloucestershire
LESSER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE
1/2 east of Hawker's Hill Farm, Burnham Market, Norfolk
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland

Saturday, 1 February 2020

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Water Pipit at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Waxwing near church at Salthouse
Scaup, Long-tailed Duck at Ormesby Broad
Common Cranes x 8 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Snow Buntings x 40, Caspian Gulls x 2 at Cley NWT
Shorelarks x 5, Lapland Bunting, Snow Buntings x 66, Red-necked Grebe, Velvet Scoters x 18, Long-tailed Ducks x 2 at Holkham Bay
Russian White-fronted Geese x 188 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Pale-bellied Brent Goose near Lady Anne's Drive, Holkham
Great White Egrets x 2 at Holkham Lake
Hooded Crow at Horsey
Slavonian Grebe at Wroxham Broad
Snow Bunting at Titchwell RSPB
Snow Buntings x 31 at South Denes, Great Yarmouth
Hawfinches x 16 at Lynford Aboretum
Twite x 10 at Thornham Harbour
Russian White-fronted Geese x 5 at Bayfield Lake
Black Redstart at Potter Heigham
Caspian Gull at Sheringham
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells

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WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
Musselburgh, Lothian, Scotland

Stone Curlew Chicks Fledge After Farmers Work Around Their Nest

https://www.edp24.co.uk/business/farming/stone-curlew-chicks-fledge-at-holkham-estate-for-first-time-since-2012-1-6491207?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons

Friday, 31 January 2020

BREXIT

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT
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Red-necked Grebe, Long-tailed Duck, Water Pipit, Hen Harrier at Titchwell RSPB
Hawfinches x 23 at Lynford Aboretum
Common Cranes x 5 between Acle Bridge & Billockby
Waxwing near church at Salthouse
Blue-headed Eastern Yellow Wagtail (nominate form tschutschensis) 1w male again, west of Ringstead Road, north of Sedgeford
Twite x 10, Black Redstart at Thornham Harbour
Scaup x 2 at Hickling Broad NWT
Russian White-fronted Geese x 132, Tundra Bean Geese x 7, Bewick's Swans x 18 at Breydon Water
Slavonian Grebe at Wroxham Broad
Caspian Gull at Sheringham
Shorelarks x 2, Snow Buntings x 60, Velvet Scoters x 3, Long-tailed Duck at Holkham Bay
Russian White-fronted Geese x 280, Great White Egrets x 3, Black Brant at Holkham Freshmarsh
Ravens x 2 over pines, Pale-bellied Brent Goose near Lady Anne's Drive, Holkham
Caspian Gull at Earlham Marsh
Water Pipit at Blakeney Freshmarsh
Raven, Hooded Crow at Winterton
Long-tailed Duck at Ormesby Broad
Russian White-fronted Geese x 6 at Weybourne Camp
Caspian Gull at Cley NWT
Iceland Gull SSE of Runham
Rough-legged Buzzard NW of Wells
Slavonian Grebe reported at Wells
Tundra Bean Goose at Burnham Deepdale
Great White Egret at Holme
Bewick's Swans x 30 at Ludham Airfield
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Haddiscoe Island
Cattle Egrets x 8 at Burnham Overy Staithe

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WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland
VEGA GULL
Possible, yesterday at Studholme Street, Sandhills, Liverpool