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Thursday 22 December 2016


Norfolk Bird News via 'Rare Bird Alert'
Waxwings x 5 at Jerningham Road, Costessey.
Long-tailed Ducks x 48, Velvet Scoters x 57, Scaup x 2 at Titchwell RSPB.
Great White Egret, Common Cranes x 5, Eurasian White-fronted Geese x 600, Hen Harrier, Jack Snipe, Gannet flew over, viewable from Martham Ferry Boatyard at Heigham Holmes.
Shorelarks x 22, Velvet Scoters x 27, Long-tailed Ducks x 8, Jack Snipe x 2 at Holkham Bay, still east of Holkham Gap.
Hen Harrier just south of Horsey Gap.
Tundra Bean Geese x 17, Eurasian White-fronted Geese x 7 in field at Browston Green, SE of Belton.
Water Pipit SE of Branch Road/Marsh Road junction, east of Halvergate.
Scaup at Whitlingham Country Park.
RED-BREASTED GOOSE, Todd's Canada Goose (form interior), Tundra Bean Geese x 9, Eurasian White-fronted Geese x 17, Pink-footed Geese x 5,320, Barnacle Geese x 4 in field just east of B1153, 1/2 mile north of Docking.
Twite x 30 at Thornham Harbour.
Cattle Egret in cattle field, north of Ted Ellis NR entrance track at Surlingham.
Tundra Bean Geese x 8, Eurasian White-fronted Geese x 7, Barnacle Goose in field east of Station Road at Weybourne.
Eurasian White-fronted Geese x 12, Hen Harrier, Twite x 13 at Blakeney Freshmarsh.
Tundra Bean Goose, Eurasian White-fronted Goose, Pink-footed Geese x 6,400, Barnacle Goose. SW of Shammer House, between North Creake and Stanhoe.
Snow Buntings x 30, Hen Harrier, Long-tailed Duck at Winterton.
Iceland Gull, Caspian Gull at Bentinck Dock on River Great Ouse, King's Lynn.
Spoonbill on Sea Pool between Salthouse and Cley.
Taiga Bean Geese x 3 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB.
Tundra Bean Geese x 7, Eurasian White-fronted Geese x 3, Greenland White-fronted Goose, Pink-footed Geese x 6,050 in field west of minor road to South Creake, 1 mile NE of Syderstone.
Great Northern Diver, Long-tailed Duck offshore at Holme Dunes.
Tundra Bean Goose x 15 in field NE of Haggard's Lodge at Egmere.
Bittern, Jack Snipe at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB.

MEGA! DUSKY THRUSH still, NE side of Beeley (no access to Dukes Barn until 2nd January 2017), 5mls NNW of Matlock, Derbyshire.
FIRST FOR BRITAIN! MASKED WAGTAIL (Motacilla alba personata) – again at Croft Villas, 2.5mls NNW of Haverfordwest at Camrose, Pembrokeshire.

MEGA! KILLDEER 1w, still mainland at Sandwick, Shetland.
MEGA! FORSTER'S TERN Adult at Barna Pier, County Galway, Ireland.

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