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Sunday, 22 November 2015


Norfolk Bird News via 'Rare Bird Alert'
Little Auk at Gorleston-on-Sea.
Little Auks x 7, Grey Phalarope, Great Northern Divers x 3, Black Brant, Hen Harrier, Snow Buntings x 3, Short-eared Owl at Cley.
Iceland Gull at Blakeney Point.
Little Auks x 19, Iceland Gull, Snow Buntings x 3 at Winterton.
HUMPBACK WHALE again at Winterton.
 Iceland Gull, Little Auks x 3, Velvet Scoter, Purple Sandpiper, Great Northern Diver, White-fronted Geese x 5 at Hemsby.
Iceland Gull at Mundesley.
Iceland Gull at Waxham.
Little Auks x 8, Short-eared Owl at harbour entrance, Snow Buntings x 31 at North Beach, Great Yarmouth.
Little Auks x 300, unconfirmed report on sea early morning, then flew west, Great Northern Diver, Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Weybourne.
Waxwing in garden at Sheringham.
Long-eared Owl flew on off sea, Grey Phalaropes x 3, Little Auks x 17, Great Skuas x 10, Slavonian Grebe, Great Northern Divers x 6, Black-throated Diver, Velvet Scoters x 2, Iceland Gull, Purple Sandpipers x 3 at Sheringham.
Goshawk juv & Waxwing in churchyard, Waxwings x 2 in Purdy St, Little Auk on duck pond at Salthouse.
Snow Bunting,  Little Gulls x 2, Great Skuas x 2, Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB.
Shorelarks x 3, Snow Buntings x 5, Glaucous Gull, Little Auks x 8, Great Skuas x 6, Velvet Scoters x 4, Long-tailed Duck, Great Northern Diver at Holme.
Twite x 10 at Thornham Harbour.
Black Guillemot (probable) flew north distantly at Horsey.
Little Auks x 4 at Caister-on-Sea.
Siberian Chiffchaff at Felbrigg Hall NT.
Little Auks x 5 at Cromer.
Grey Phalarope on River Great Ouse at Ten Mile Bank.
Great White Egret at Welney WWT.
Little Auk, Black-throated Diver, Red-necked Grebe at Happisburgh.
PALLID HARRIER juv again, Hen Harriers x 2 at Snettisham RSPB.
Common Cranes x 3 at Acle.
Glaucous Gull on beach at Burnham Overy Dunes.
Great Grey Shrike near North Walsham at Felmingham.
Hen Harriers x 4, Short-eared Owl at Warham Greens.
Shag x 3 at Cromer.

MEGA! SNOWY OWL unconfirmed report yesterday ENE of Scunthorpe +1.25 miles south of Appleby just of B1207 over fields by Common Plantation, viewed from train in afternoon – Appleby, Lincolnshire.


  1. "SNOWY OWL unconfirmed report yesterday ENE of Scunthorpe"......
    Arrrr.. thart'll'bee that young lad on the way to Hogwarts!!

    it could just foretell a really cold winter...
    a Snowy Owl looking for slightly warmer climes?

  2. A Snowy Owl would have been awesome, but of course it could well have been a plump Barn Owl!!!