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Tuesday, 16 August 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Icterine Warbler, Wrneck, Pied Flycatcher at South Dunes, Black Terns x 2 at Winterton
White-winged Black Tern flew past beach car park,Wood Sandpipers x 2 at Cley NWT
BEE-EATERS x 5+ (4 ads +1 juv FLEDGED!) in sand quarry with Pied Flycatchers x 2 and Caspian Gull in field at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Trimingham
Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank at Horsey
Pied Flycatchers x 3, Spoonbills x 9 at Titchwell RSPB
Pied Flycatcher in garden, Caspian Gull at Cromer
White-winged Black Tern, Black Terns x 7, Long-tailed Skua flew past, Pied Flycatchers x 2 in cemetery, Sheringham
Turtle Dove, Spotted Redshanks x 6, Little Stints x 5 at Snettisham RSPB
Spoonbills x 10 at Breydon Water
Pied Flycatchers x 2, Caspian Gull at Weybourne Camp
Pied Flycatcher at Sidestrand
Honey Buzzard at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers   
Little Stint at North Point Pools, Wells
 
MEGA NEWS
RAINED!!! 
Heavily for approx. 30 minutes only!

RBA Weekly Round-Up 9th to 15th August!

By Jon Dunn

Salthouse Heath On Fire!

Yesterday on Monday 15th August! Oh my goodness, wildlife will obviously have been lost, but this would have been so much worse if it had been Spring! I wonder what caused this fire?! Firecrews will have to remain overnight.
 
 
 
 

No rain or thunderstorms here yet, wish they would hurry up, I'm boiled. I really don't know how other birders have been able to go out birding over the last few days, its way too hot for me. I'm screaming to get out though, hopefully it will be a bit cooler soon, then I will escape!

I said the other day there were two Bee-eater chicks popping out of the nest hole on the webcam, yesterday this was been confirmed (already knew that!). The RSPB webcam is live from 8am-8pm, for those of you that have not looked yet.
 
Looking at the bird news yesterday and today, it looks like Autumn migration is earlier than normal, exciting times ahead!

Monday, 15 August 2022

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Spotted Crake at Snipe's Marsh, Black Terns x 2 flew past, Spoonbills x 3, Wood Sandpipers x 2 at Cley NWT
Icterine Warbler, Wryneck, Pied Flycatchers x 2 at South Dunes, Winterton
Pomarine Skuas x 3, Black Terns x 5 flew past, Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Weybourne Camp
Spoonbills x 5 at Potter Heigham Marshes
Pied Flycatcher at Holkham Pines
Pied Flycatchers x 3 at Sidestrand
White-rumped Sandpiper , Little Stints x 3, Spotted Redshanks x 14 at Snettisham RSPB
BEE-EATERS x 8 (6 ad. + 2 young) in sand quarry with Pied Flycatchers x 2 and Caspian Gull in field at RSPB view point and Pied Flycatchers x 4 in cliff top wood. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Dotterel flew over Burnham Overy Dunes
Dotterel flew over Scolt Head Island NNR
Pied Flycatchers x 2, Spoonbills x 13 at Holme Dunes NWT
Garganey at Titchwell RSPB
Icterine Warbler, Pied Flycatchers x 3 at Wells Woods
Caspian Gulls x 4 at Cromer
Caspian Gull at East Wretham Heath NWT
CASPIAN TERN in roost, Spotted Redshanks x 2 at Breydon Water
Common Cranes x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Gramborough Hill, Salthouse
Pied Flycatcher in cemetery, Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Beeston Common, Sheringham
 
MEGA NEWS
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland

Sunday, 14 August 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Pied Flycatcher at Sheringham
Pied Flycatcher at Beeston Common, Sheringham
Pectoral Sandpiper, Black Terns (all juvs) x 14 flew over, Wood Sandpipers x 3, Continental Black-tailed Godwit at Cley NWT
White-rumped Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Little Gull, Spoonbills x 10, Spotted Redshanks x 7 at Snettisham RSPB
Pied Flycatcher, Spoonbills x 10, Spotted Redshanks x 2 at Titchwell RSPB
Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Wells Woods
Honey Buzzard at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers  
Black Redstart at Norwich Cathedral
Pied Flycatcher at Great Yarmouth Cemetery
BEE-EATERS x 6 in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Bee-eaters x 2 flew over clifftop wood, Pied Flycatchers x 4 at Trimingham
Pied Flycatcher, Common Cranes x 2, Osprey at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Pied Flycatcher at Walsey Hills NOA
Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank at Breydon Water
Common Cranes x 18 at Welney WWT
Pied Flycatchers x 2, Spoonbill at Holme NOA
Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Blakeney Point
Caspian Tern flew low east over garden at Sidestrand
Pied Flycatcher between Sidestrand & Cromer
Osprey at Ranworth Broad
Pied Flycatcher at golf course, Caister-on-Sea
Pied Flycatcher at Brundall
 
MEGA NEWS
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland

Walrus "Freya" KILLED in Norway!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-62539485

Killed by the Directorate of Fisheries in Norway "based on an overall assessment of the continued threat to human safety." BOLLOCKS!!!

https://twitter.com/HughHarrop/status/1558876963254800387

https://twitter.com/HughHarrop/status/1558789733920169988

When I first heard this news today via Hugh Harrop on Twitter, I actually felt physically sick. How could they do something so barbaric?! This amazing and wonderful Walrus is the same one that was seen in the UK, including Shetland and until today was in Norway. I am SO angry and sad. Many people were getting far too close and stressing the Walrus out and those people were at risk apparently – well, they were warned, so if they got injured tough, in my opinion. Its a wild animal at the end of the day. I strongly believe that they actually killed her because she was sinking too many boats for their liking and costing them money. Quick and easy solution: kill her!😡😭 I hope the person/s who made that decision rots in hell. How could anybody do such a thing, I'm lost for words, so depressing. I still now, don't believe they have done this, shocking!

https://twitter.com/georgecmcgavin/status/1558821838125514752

https://twitter.com/Pennyshotbirdin/status/1558813777683955713

https://twitter.com/ZaraPhillips/status/1558953228108283904

https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/norway-puts-down-freya-the-walrus-that-drew-oslo-crowds-1.6026692 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/norway-euthanizes-freya-walrus-rose-fame-sinking-boats-rcna43025 

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/14/freya-the-walrus-euthanised-after-troubling-crowds-in-oslo-fjord

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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SATURDAY 13th AUGUST
 
Pectoral Sandpiper, Wood Sandipers x 3, Curlew Sandpipers x 3, Little Gull, Spoonbill at Cley NWT 
Pied Flycatcher, Turtle Doves x 3, Scaup, Spotted Redshanks x 3, Spoonbills x 3, Black Tern at Snettisham RSPB
Pied Flycatchers x 2 in South Dunes, Winterton
Pied Flycatchers x 2 , Caspian Gull at Titchwell RSPB
BEE-EATERS x 7 (6 adults + young), Pied Flycatcher in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Caspian Gull at Cromer
Pied Flycatcher at Holme NOA
Spotted Redshank, Spoonbills x 4 at Holme Dunes NWT
Black Redstarts x 2 at Norwich Cathedral
Osprey flew over Thompson Water
Pied Flycatcher at Walsey Hills NOA
Pied Flycatchers x 7 at Blakeney Point
 
MEGA NEWS
SCOPOLI'S SHEARWATER
At sea, Baltimore, County Cork, Ireland
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland
LEAST TERN
Baltray, County Louth, Ireland

Friday, 12 August 2022

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BEE-EATERS x 7 (6 adults + young), Pied Flycatcher in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Pied Flycatcher in churchyard at Trimingham
White-rumped Sandpiper, Turtle Doves x 3, Black Tern, Curlew Sandpipers x 3, Little Stint, Spoonbills x 3, Spotted Redshanks x 7 at Snettisham RSPB
Curlew Sandpiper, Spoonbill at Breydon Water
Pied Flycatcher at Titchwell RSPB
White Stork flew over West Rudham
Fieldfare at Burnham Deepdale
Pied Flycatcher, Little Gull at Weybourne Camp
Pied Flycatcher at Winterton
Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Blakeney Point
Wood Sandpiper at Welney WWT
Garganey at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Pied Flycatchers x 2 ringed, Spoonbills x 6 at Holme NOA
Pied Flycatcher at Warham Greens
Pied Flycatcher at Sheringham Park
Pectoral Sandpiper at Cley NWT 
 
MEGA NEWS
None

Thursday, 11 August 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Pectoral Sandpiper, Little Gull, Spoonbills x 15 at Cley NWT
BEE-EATERS 7 (all ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Spoonbills x 3 at Welney WWT
Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Winterton
Caspian Gulls x 4 at Cromer
Spotted Redshank, Little Stint at Titchwell RSPB
Common Cranes x 2 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Warham Greens
Spoonbills x 8 at Holme Dunes NWT
 
MEGA NEWS
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Norwick, Unst, Shetland

Wednesday, 10 August 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Brambling heard at Stiffkey
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
Honey Buzzards x 2, Goshawks x 5 at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers 
Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Weybourne Camp
Curlew Sandpipers x 3, Spotted Redshanks x 10, Spoonbills x 8 at Snettisham RSPB
BEE-EATERS 6 (all ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point + Caspian Gull south of viewpoint. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Spoonbills x 3 at Welney WWT
Pectoral Sandpiper, Caspian Gull, Spoonbills x 8, Little Gulls x 2, Spotted Redshank at Cley NWT
Caspian Gull at Gorleston-on-Sea
Spotted Redshank at Cantley Beet Factory
Garganey at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Yellow Wagtails x 163, Spoonbills x 6 at Burgh Castle
 
MEGA NEWS
CAPE GULL
(form vetula) sub-ad., still at Grafham Water, Cambridge
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Norwick, Unst, Shetland

Tuesday, 9 August 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Pectoral Sandpiper, Little Gull, Spoonbills x 12 at Cley NWT
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
Spoonbills x 3 at Welney WWT
Wood Sandpiper at Holme Dunes NWT
BEE-EATERS 2+ (all ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Spoonbill at East Hills, Wells
 
MEGA NEWS
CAPE GULL
(form vetula) sub-ad., still at Grafham Water, then flew south at 5.15pm, Cambridge
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Norwick, Unst, Shetland

RBA Weekly Round-Up 2nd to 8th August!

By Jon Dunn

Monday, 8 August 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Pectoral Sandpiper, Caspian Gulls x 2 at Cley NWT
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
Honey Buzzard at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers
BEE-EATERS 5 (all ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Spoonbills x 3 at Welney WWT
Common Cranes x 2 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Osprey at Thornham Point

MEGA NEWS
CAPE GULL
(form vetula) sub-ad., FIRST FOR BRITAIN! still at Grafham Water, Cambridge
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Norwick, Unst, Shetland
ELEGANT TERN
Aughinish Island, County Clare, Ireland
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland

Is There Anything Green About Plastic Grass?

Yes, there is! Only one though, its green coloured plastic!

Interesting article on the BBC website:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-61552315

"Overall, the trend toward plastic grass is really worrying," says Mr Bunting. "We're facing a nature crisis where biodiversity is collapsing and a climate crisis. We're pedalling in a direction opposite to the one we should be going in."

Last year, a study showed the UK is one of the most nature-depleted countries on the planet and has already lost around half its biodiversity since the 1970s.

One of the problems we have Mr Bunting, says "is that we're a neat and tidy nation and we need to get over that."

"If you're lucky enough to have a lawn let the grass grow," he adds. "You can mow the grass nearest the house, and that will mimic grazing areas in the wild. That will attract birds and bees."

An RHS spokesperson tells BBC News, "Real grass lawns give lots of benefits for the environment, including absorbing carbon dioxide and creating a home for wildlife.

"Plastic grass can't do any of this, and creates a sterile, lifeless area in the garden.

"Fake grass usually has to go in the bin when it is worn out and ends up in landfill."

The lady in the article who loves her plastic lawn, obviously doesn't miss seeing birds foraging for grubs, worms and insects on her sterile, hot plastic lawn! These should never have been invented!

Sunday, 7 August 2022

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Pectoral Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper, Spoonbills x 12 at Cley NWT
BEE-EATERS 5 (all ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Spoonbills x 2 at Welney WWT
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
Honey Buzzards x 4 at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers 
Wood Sandpiper, Spoonbills x 3 at Holme Dunes NWT
Caspian Gull at Weybourne Camp
Spoonbills x 50 at Stiffkey Fen
Garganey x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Caspian Gulls x 2 at Cromer  

MEGA NEWS
CAPE GULL
(form vetula) sub-ad., FIRST FOR BRITAIN! Grafham Water, Cambridge
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Norwick, Unst, Shetland
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland

In Memory of My Dear Mother

Mother and father at a "Moth Morning" – Titchwell RSPB
 I can remember them laughing like it was yesterday – I love this picture.
I think they had bumped into someone who had not seen them for several years if I recall correctly.
My parents used to go on the bus every Wednesday to help ID the moths for visitors.
 

MARGARET ROSE CLARKE

9th February 1940 — 7th August 2018

 
Four years have passed since we lost you.
 
Days, weeks, months pass, time ticks by,
 
but you are still in my thoughts daily
   
Forever in our hearts and minds.
 
I still talk to you, hear you and see you.
 
I miss and love you so much.

Until we meet again.

💔   💔   💔
 
I met up with Lucy, Vivien and Ray for lunch today x x x x

Saturday, 6 August 2022

Warham Greens, Wells & Titchwell RSPB

Overlooking the freshmarsh, from the East Trail at Titchwell RSPB

After having a run of nights with almost no sleep because of nerve pain, I decided to escape for a while, before I lost the plot completely. The car has not had a good run for ages, which obviously has saved me a fortune, but its not good leaving a car sitting on a drive for so long.

First stop was my favourite car washing place, by the Four Winds Cafe along the A148, just before the B1454 turn off. I was shocked at the increase in price – the last time I came here it was £8.00, its now £12, they still did a good job, as they always do. The problem with having your car washed (not been washed for ages) is discovering how many people have backed into your car since your last car wash. Driver's front bumper's has a double white scrape with dark paint scuff, which is not going to T-cut out!!! Obviously done in a supermarket car park as until today, I have only been out birding twice since May!!! I need to start parking at the furthest point in the car park in future, so annoying.

My Skoda is 7 years old on 1st September, MOT, Tax and service being done mid August and I keep wondering what to do. I love my little green car and yes I know its only metal at the end of the day, but trying to decide if I should keep it until it dies or exchange for a newer car? I'm not buying brand new again, as need to save my pennies for new bricks. I would like an estate next time (petrol of course), can't afford to go electric yet, who can?! I have searched many times for a Skoda estate in my Rallye Green Metallic and its impossible to find one locally or within 50 miles – decisions, decisions! In fact Skoda estates are hard to come by in any colour and I was also told they are not making any more estate cars.

Headed to Warham Greens and parked up at the north end of Cockle Drove. It was hot, far too hot for me. I spoke to a couple who had seen the Hooded Crow in the field a short while before I arrived, but sadly I dipped. I spent a long time walking up and down the track, scanning the pig fields and buildings – wrong time of day to come here I realised, as I was looking straight into the sun. I failed and left. Saw a nice Wall butterfly though and lots of amusing squealing pigs!

Stopped for a short while at North Point Pools, Wells. The public footpath is so overgrown that you wouldn't know if you were treading in anything dodgy or not, luckily I didn't! No water on the west side at all and not that much on the east side either, certainly not in the area next to the fence, just lots of caked dry mud. Distantly I could see a good selection of birds, including Black-tailed Godwits, Black-headed Gulls, Lapwings, Greylags, Mallards, Shelduck, Green Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper x 1, Spoonbill, Little Egret, Mute Swans, Marsh Harrier, Pied Wagtails, Swallows, Sand Martins and a Kestrel sitting on the muck heap at the entrance to the track on the east side.

Cruised along the coast to Titchwell RSPB. Its quite frightening how yellow and tinder dry everything looks – sadly through irresponsible people, there will more than probably be many more fires before the end of the Summer. It's so long since I drove along here, it was a nice drive, apart from one very stupid driver, who overtook a car before the brow of a hill just coming into Wells – I only knew this at the point where the driver was coming straight for me, I didn't even get time to beep my horn, a very near miss indeed!  Luckily he just squeezed through without colliding with me – he obviously needs to retake his test. After a string of pointless swear words, I eventually arrived in the car park at Titchwell RSPB. Had my egg and potato salad with a cup of tea in the coach turning area. Watched a juvenile Robin in the brambles, nothing else of note. Moved my car to the main car park.

I know it was the wrong time of the day to walk the East Trail, but that was the whole point, I would more than probably have it all to myself! The furthest point of the East Trail opened on 1st August and I wanted to walk that section, as not done this for ages. This trail is best walked first thing in the morning, so the sun is behind you. It felt so good to be out and it was cooler now. I have seriously been lacking exercise because of my awful sleep patterns, I need to walk lots of miles to catch up – this evening was a good start anyway. The RSPB have a wonderful new pond just behind the visitor centre. I didn't see anything of note up to the Fen Hide. The highlight of the entire trip was inside the hide!!! I popped in to see what was on the pool, a couple of Mallards and that was it – suddenly something scurried across the floor! It was so tiny, too small for a mouse and weaved in and out of the edge of the floor boards with its snuffling pointy nose and little brown eyes, searching for food – I then realised it was a Shrew! I can't remember the last time I saw one, what a treat and yes, it was very cute and very sweet to watch, made my day!

On Patsy's Pool there was a large selection of birds, mostly gulls and Coots. I have never seen so many Coots on here before, I should have counted them really, but limited with only my binoculars – also Mute Swans, Little Grebe, Moorhens, Mallards and Cormorants were taking up their roosting spots on the dead trees. I walked to the very end of the East Trail and sat on the seat overlooking the freshmarsh as the sun was setting and thought about my dear mother, who passed away four years ago tomorrow. Tons of gulls and other silhouetted waders in orange light – a beautiful scene. Found three Violet Ground Beetles crawling across the path and two very tiny baby toads. Took too many sunset pictures on my phone and retraced my steps back to the car park.

Scary looking dogs always unnerve me and I wasn't expecting anyone to be walking out to the reserve at 8.50pm, but just as I walked past the visitor centre a couple with two dogs (on leads thank goodness) attempted to walk past me with their Doberman and something else short, muscly and ferocious looking. The man was more in control of his dog, but the lady had a job to stop the Doberman from jumping up towards me. I don't think they expected to see me here at this time either. It could have been an entirely different story had they had not been on leads, so I was lucky.

I drove home via Hunstanton and cruised along the sea front – I was shocked at how many people were still around at 9.10pm! The clifftop was still full of parked cars, lots of people walking with their dogs along the cliff top. Beautiful cerise skies over The Wash. The Green had a good number of people walking around and Henry's fish n chip shop was full of people eating at the tables outside. The Arcades and Amusement centre still looked busy too. Goodness knows what it was like earlier in the day!

Pictures to be added

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Spoonbills x 7 at Burgh Castle
Turtle Dove at North Point Pools, Wells
Honey Buzzard flew over, Wood Sandpiper, Garganey x 2, Common Cranes x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Honey Buzzards x 4 at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers   
Wood Sandpiper, Spoonbills x 10 at Cley NWT
Osprey flew over CleySpy at Glandford
Osprey flew over Stiffkey
Spoonbills x 50 at Stiffkey Fen
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
Spoonbills x 10, Spotted Redshanks x 4 at Snettisham RSPB
BEE-EATERS 6 (all ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Spoonbill flew past Weybourne Camp
Caspian Gulls x 2 at Cromer
Spoonbills x 14 at Holme Dunes NWT
Curlew Sandpipers x 3 at Breydon Water
Spoonbill at Titchwell RSPB
 
MEGA NEWS
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Norwick, Unst, Shetland
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland

Friday, 5 August 2022

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Night Heron, Spoonbills x 2 at Cley NWT
Wood Sandpiper at Pensthorpe Water Fowl Park
Hooded Crow at Warham Greens
Caspian Gull at Cromer
BEE-EATERS 6 (all ads.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. 7am-7pm £5.00 charge (cash only). NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Spoonbills x 54 at Stiffkey Fen
Common Cranes x 2, Spoonbills x 2 at Welney WWT
Spotted Redshanks x 3, Spoonbills x 2 at Titchwell RSPB
Wood Sandpiper at Langmere, East Wretham Heath NWT 
Garganey at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (possible), reported, Turtle Dove, Wood Sandpiper, Spoonbills x 4 at North Point Pools, Wells
Honey Buzzards x 3 at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers  
Garganey x 2 (probable) at Watermill Broad NR, Mundford
Spotted Redshanks x 5, Spoonbills x 10 at Snettisham RSPB
 
MEGA NEWS
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Norwick, Unst, Shetland
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland