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Saturday, 31 December 2022

NEW YEAR'S EVE – NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park, Slavonian Grebes x 2, Great Northern Diver at Brancaster
Hen Harrier at Dersingham Bog NNR 
Tundra Bean Geese x 4 south of Wissington Beet Factory
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE imm., Rough-legged Buzzard reported at Holkham Freshmarsh
Shorelarks x 9 at Holkham Bay
Bewick's Swans x 150, Russian White-fronted Goose, Short-eared Owl, Water Pipit at Welney WWT
Spoonbills x 2, Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB
Water Pipits x 3, Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Cley NWT
Tundra Bean Goose near Happisburgh
Pallid Harrier juv. fem., Hen Harriers x 2 at Warham Greens
Bewick's Swans x 8 at Ludham
Common Cranes x 20 at Clippesby
Purple Sandpiper at Sheringham
Black Redstarts x 2 at South Denes, Great Yarmouth
Scaup x 2 at Filby Broad
 
MEGA NEWS 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER fem/juv.drk
Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland
FORSTER'S TERN
Nimmo's Pier, County Galway, Ireland

Friday, 30 December 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Long-eared Owl at CleySpy, Glandford
Shorelarks x 11, Velvet Scoters x 5, Great Northern Diver at Holkham Bay
Russian White-fronted Geese x 30 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Tundra Bean Geese x 4 south of Wissington Beet Factory
Spoonbills x 3, Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB
Bewick's Swans x 5 in field at Oxborough
Short-eared Owl at Welney WWT
Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park at Brancaster
Pallid Harrier juv. fem., Hen Harriers x 2 at Warham Greens
Bewick's Swans x 4 flew in off sea at Stiffkey Campsite
Hen Harrier at Morston
Bewick's Swans x 8 (probable) flew in off sea at Wells
Hen Harrier at Dersingham Bog NNR
 
MEGA NEWS 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER fem/juv.drk
Achill Island, County Mayo, Ireland

Thursday, 29 December 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Bewick's Swans x 88, Hen Harrier, Cattle Egret at Welney WWT
Slavonian Grebe, Great Northern Divers x 2 at Weybourne
Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park at Brancaster
Water Pipits x 2, Spotted Redshank at Titchwell RSPB
Caspian Gull at Buxton
Shorelarks x 11, Slavonian Grebe, Long-tailed Duck at Holkham
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE imm. at Holkham Park
Little Gull at Sidestrand
Bewick's Swans x 3 at Boughton Fen
Hen Harrier between Acle & Billockby
Scaup at Whitlingham Country Park
Tundra Bean Geese x 3 south of Wissington Beet Factory
Long-eared Owl at CleySpy, Glandford
Pallid Harrier juv. fem., Hen Harrier at Warham Greens
Bewick's Swans x 4 in field at Oxborough
Hen Harrier at Brograve Level
Hen Harrier at Halvergate Marshes
Short-eared Owls x 2, Common Cranes x 34, Bewick's Swans x 7 SSE of Ludham
Hen Harriers x 3, Common Cranes x 8 at Stubb Mill Roost, Hickling Broad NWT
 
MEGA NEWS 
None

Wednesday, 28 December 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Shorelarks x 4 at Holme
Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park at Brancaster
Great Northern Divers x 2 at Sheringham
Caspian Gull at Winterton
Bewick's Swans x 4 in field at Oxborough
Shorelarks x 11, Snow Buntings x 14, Red-necked Grebe, Long-tailed Ducks x 2 at Holkham Bay
Pallid Harrier juv. fem., Hen Harrier at Warham Greens
Cattle Egrets x 4, Short-eared Owl at Welney WWT
Scaup at Whitlingham Country Park
Tundra Bean Goose west of Acle
Hen Harriers x 2 at Roydon Common NNR
Spotted Redshank at Titchwell RSPB
 
MEGA NEWS 
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
Doon Lough, County Leitrim, Ireland
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
South of Northwich, Cheshire and Wirral

Tuesday, 27 December 2022

No Birding, not feeling well

Sadly no birding today as I had planned, as feeling really rough, so much so that I took a Covid test, but this showed negative, so its not that. My eyes are burning and I can't keep awake, feels like I have a temperature. I have been asleep most of the day – will see how I am in the morning.

Update: Wednesday – wasn't able to go to work. Didn't get up until 1pm and then slept on sofa the rest of the day, still feeling rubbish.

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park at Brancaster
Purple Sandpipers x 2 at Sheringham
Long-billed Dowitcher 1w, Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver, Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB
Shorelarks x 11, Slavonian Grebes x 2, Velvet Scoter x 8 at Holkham Bay
Rough-legged Buzzard, Russian White-fronted Geese x 25 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Purple Sandpipers x 2, Snow Buntings x 20 at Waxham
Scaup x 4 at Filby Broad
Tundra Bean Geese x 2 at Wickhampton Marshes
Bewick's Swans x 24, Cattle Egret, Short-owed Owl at Welney WWT
Bewick's Swans x 5 in field at Oxborough
Pallid Harrier juv. fem., Hen Harrier at Warham Greens
Water Pipit at Cley NWT
Caspian Gull at Winterton
Scaup at Whitlingham Country Park
Hen Harriers x 3 at Roydon Common NNR
Hen Harriers x 2, Common Cranes x 3 at Stubb Mill Roost, Hickling Broad NWT
Bewick's Swan, Common Cranes x 16 SSE of Ludham
 
MEGA NEWS 
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
Doon Lough, County Leitrim, Ireland
HARLEQUIN DUCK fem/juv.drk
On Thursday at Feall Bay, Coll, Argyll and Bute

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BOXING DAY – Monday 26th December

Long-billed Dowitcher 1w, Water Pipit, Spoonbills x 3, Great Northern Diver at Titchwell RSPB
Little Gull at Sidestrand
Cattle Egret, Short-eared Owl, Bewick's Swan at Welney WWT
Bewick's Swans x 9, Common Cranes x 4, Hen Harrier SSE of Ludham
Dartford Warbler, Short-eared Owl at Caister-on-Sea
Scaup at Ormesby Broad
Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park at Brancaster
Pallid Harrier juv. fem. at Warham Greens & Wells
Common Tern reported offshore at West Runton
Shorelarks x 11, Slavonian Grebe, Long-tailed Ducks x 2 at Holkham Bay
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE imm. at Holkham Freshmarsh
Great Northern Diver flew past Holme Dunes
Russian White-fronted Geese x 23 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Halvergate Marshes
Dark-bellied Brent Goose juv. at Wickhampton Marshes
 
MEGA NEWS 
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
Doon Lough, County Leitrim, Ireland

BOXING DAY ON THE BOAT!

BOXING DAY – Monday 26th December

A bit late with this post as I fell asleep this evening!

Lucy and I went to Ely today and spent the afternoon and evening with Vivien and Ray on their lovely narrow boat for Boxing Day lunch! Ray's coleslaw with walnuts was particularly yummy and the buffet style lunch was fabulous. We couldn't fit any dessert in until later on. So after chatting and a brief walk around the marina, we returned to Ray's heavenly lemon cheesecake – nothing I had today was Slimming World compliant!!! Lucy and I had bought over lots of goodies too, including my home-made Carrot Cake, Victoria Sandwich, Chocolate Crunch, Shortbread Biscuits and also purchased items from M&S etc! Ray declared that my Carrot Cake was the best he had ever tasted and Vivien smiled and said that's a 'serious compliment, coming from Ray'. Lucy and I have established a while back, that Ray is a pretty good cook to say the least, I think I will start referring to him as Chef Raymondo πŸ˜‰!

Lucy was delighted to spot several Canada Geese swimming past the boat, only yards from us and we also saw four of the resident Muscovy Ducks around the Marina on our little walk – it was very sad to hear Vivien telling us, that nearly all the resident Swans have been lost to bird flue. Vivien and Ray's Christmas decorations looked very pretty all around the windows and it all looked very festive with their fancy new fire (difficult to describe). A lovely afternoon, but for some reason I started to feel overwhelmingly exhausted – I have no idea why, maybe it was all the extra food that I'm not used to consuming, or maybe I was coming down with something – hopefully not! Oh and we also heard a Tawny Owl calling from near the boat, just before we left – maybe it was in the huge walnut tree?!

Sunday, 25 December 2022

CHRISTMAS DAY!

Not one of my best Christmas Days to be honest. For some reason I had a rubbish night's sleep and then I was woken by a text from Vivien, to tell me that Lucy had sudden and severe pain in her lower left back, that was so bad she was crying. I immediately tried to ring Lucy, but no reply – rang the staff where she lives, who gave me an update. Long story short, I think Vivien may be right, she may have had a gallstone or even a kidney stone. After two hours the pain had disappeared completely. When Lucy told me all her symptoms later on, I think she may have had a kidney stone. This made the entire morning quite stressful. Plans went out of the window for the first half of the day. I didn't cook Christmas dinner for myself and instead picked at grapes and tangerines etc.

Lucy was supposed to be ringing me when she wanted to be picked up after her Christmas dinner and usual afternoon snooze, but she didn't ring until 3.30pm. I had not intended in being on my own for that long, but hey ho! Picked Lucy up and we spent the evening together and had cheese & tomato on toast with chips and my baking from yesterday. Lucy was very stressed because of her onset of pain this morning and wasn't able to really enjoy her evening with me, as much as she would do normally. An odd food day and an odd Christmas Day! Goodnight!

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Black Guillemot flew west past Cromer
Shorelarks x 11 at Holkham Bay
Shorelarks x 4 on beach at Holme
Long-billed Dowitcher 1w, Water Pipits x 2, Spotted Redshank at Titchwell RSPB
Hen Harrier at Stiffkey
Scaup at Rollesby Broad
Scaup x 2 at Filby Broad
Lapland Buntings x 2 at West Runton
Cattle Egrets x 2 north of Martham
Pallid Harrier juv. fem. at Warham Greens 
Spoonbills x 2 at Thornham Harbour
Cattle Egrets x 2 at Great Ryburgh
Scaup at Whitlingham Country Park
Water Pipit at Cley NWT
 
MEGA NEWS 
None

Saturday, 24 December 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Glossy Ibis (probable) flew over River Tiffey, Wymondham
Cattle Egrets x 3, Short-eared Owls x 3 at Welney WWT
Scaup x 5 at Filby Broad
Long-billed Dowitcher 1w, Spoonbills x 2, Water Pipits x 2, Spotted Redshank, Slavonian Grebe at Titchwell RSPB
Great Northern Divers x 2 at Holme
Scaup at Rollesby Broad
Tree or Olive-backed Pipit flew west (9am) over Sheringham
Common Cranes x 20, Russian White-fronted Geese x 9, Bewick's Swans x 40, Short-eared Owl SSE of Ludham
Scaup x 2 at Whitlingham Country Park
Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park, Black-necked Grebe on sea at Brancaster
Spoonbills x 2 at Thornham Harbour
Smew x 3 (1 drake) flew past East Bank, Water Pipit at Cley NWT
Black Brant at Wells Harbour
Pallid Harrier juv. fem., Hen Harrier at Warham Greens 
Russian White-fronted Geese x12 at Cantley Marshes RSPB
Water Pipits x 2 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Russian White-fronted Geese x 2 at Halvergate Marshes
Water Pipit at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Snow Buntings x 30, Twite x 10 at Holkham Bay
 
MEGA NEWS
None

Christmas Eve – Baking Day!

CARROT CAKE
 

Today I spent the afternoon and evening baking for Lucy, Vivien & Ray. I went a bit crazy and baked several things! A fabulous adapted Carrot Cake recipe that has featured on my blog before – here is the link and recipe, Mary Berry's Victoria Sandwich, adapted version (butter cream and crushed raspberries with the raspberry jam in the middleπŸ˜‹), Chocolate Crunch and Shortbread Biscuits! There was an insane amount of washing-up and my hands now feel like sandpaper! It was the first time I have had to use my oven, since I purchased the Ninja Foodi Max Pro Health Grill in September!

Topped up all the bird feeders, cleaned the bird baths out and put lots of goodies out for the birds. I really miss seeing a Song Thrush in my garden – I can't remember the last time I saw one here, so sad – one would instinctively appear, when I had put dried fruit out, but not any more 😞.

πŸŒŸπŸŽ„ πŸŽ‰ 🍰 πŸ”” 🎁 πŸŽ… ⭐

I was at work last week (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and although I love my job, scraping ice from two cars each morning wasn't funny – had to do my car, in order to get to work and then the car I go out into the Community with!

One morning last week, I heard a Chiffchaff calling briefly in the birches at the QEH, but no binoculars with me and couldn't see it anyway.

The diet has been going fabulously and I have almost lost 1.5 stones so far and won several 'Slimmer of the Week' awards over the weeks. I have only put weight on once, a pound (last week) since I started in late September – but there is still a long way to go!

There was a Stroke Christmas Party this year, but I was a 'bah humbug' and didn't go, but from pictures and videos on FB, it looked like some of my colleagues had a highly 'spirited' evening!

I'm on my own for Christmas Day morning and lunch, but picking Lucy up in the afternoon and bringing her back to mine for tea and the evening. Getting together with Lucy, Vivien & Ray on Boxing Day and birding on the Tuesday!

Enjoy your festivities, family time and birding and if you are on your own, no worries, its just another day! The huge advantage of being on your own, is that you don't have the massive stress and hard work that some of the woman I know, have to go through every Christmas Day, because their family expect it! Mind you, I would give anything to be cooking for my parents tomorrow. The last Christmas I had with my mother was in 2017. Treasure every Christmas with loved ones πŸ’ž


  M E R R Y  C H R I S T M A S

🎢

πŸŽ„ 🎁 πŸ”” πŸŽ‰ 🎻    πŸ•― 🎢 πŸ•―

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

A Very Merry Christmas &

A Happy New Year "

 
To all my readers, friends and family
 
 
Wishing you all good health, joy, peace and happiness
 
 
Thank you all for your continued support throughout the year and especially for all the lovely comments and emails I receive – it's very much appreciated.
 
If you enjoy seeing the daily bird news for Norfolk and would like to contribute, please click on the SUBSCRIBE button on the right hand side of my blog, thank you very much.

πŸŽ„
 
H A P P Y  B I R D I N G  2 0 2 3 !

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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FRIDAY 23rd DECEMBER
 
Long-tailed Duck, Spotted Redshank, Water Pipit, Spoonbill at Titchwell RSPB
Great Northern Diver on sea at Sidestrand
Snow Buntings x 23 north side of harbour at Great Yarmouth
Bewick's Swant, Cattle Egret, Short-eared Owl at Welney WWT
Pallid Harrier juv. fem., Hen Harriers x 3 at Warham Greens
Snow Bunting at on beach at Holme
 
MEGA NEWS
None

Thursday, 22 December 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Shorelarks x 4, Snow Bunting x 1, Great Northern Diver at Holme
Black Guillemot, Slavonian Grebe at Cromer
Black-throated Diver off beach car park at Cley
Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park, Spoonbill at Brancaster
Pallid Harrier juv. fem. at Warham Greens
Spotted Redshanks x 3, Water Pipit, Spoonbill at Titchwell RSPB
Ring-necked Duck, Scaup x 4 at Filby Broad
Scaup x 2 at Whitlingham Country Park
Tundra Bean Goose, Short-eared Owl at Weybourne Camp
Great Grey Shrike SE of Methwold
Shorelarks x 11, Velvet Scoter at Holkham Bay
Russian White-fronted Geese x 20 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Bewick's Swans x 2, Short-eared Owl at Welney WWT
Scaup x 2, Great Northern Diver at Sheringham
Mealy Redpoll at Beeston Common, Sheringham
Cattle Egret at Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park
Bewick's Swans x 2 SSE of Ludham
 
MEGA NEWS
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
Doon Lough, County Leitrim, Ireland
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
South of Northwich, Cheshire and Wirral

Wednesday, 21 December 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Cley NWT
Bewick's Swan, Short-eared Owls x 2, Common Crane at Welney WWT
Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park at Brancaster
Shorelarks x 11 at Holkham Bay
Bean Goose sp. flew over Dersingham Bog
Pallid Harrier juv. fem. south of East Hills at Wells
Long-billed Dowitcher 1w., Hen Harrier at Titchwell RSPB  
Hen Harrier at Burgh St Peter
Spoonbill at Thornham
Dartford Warbler, Hen Harriers x 3, Short-eared Owl at Warham Greens
Great Northern Divers x 2 at Sheringham
Scaup x 2 at Whitlingham Country Park
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Haddiscoe Island
Mealy Redpoll at Beeston Common, Sheringham
 
MEGA NEWS
None

Tuesday, 20 December 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Water Pipit, Snow Buntings x 5, Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Cley NWT
Shorelarks x 11, Velvet Scoters x 3, Twite at Holkham Bay
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE imm, Russian White-fronted Goose at Holkham Freshmarsh
Pallid Harrier juv. fem., Dartford Warbler, north of the Whirligig, Hen Harrier at Warham Greens
Short-eared Owls x 4, Common Cranes x 35, Hen Harrier SSE of Ludham
Short-eared Owls x 6, Water Pipit, Cattle Egrets x 2, Bewick's Swans x 2, Common Cranes x 5 at Welney WWT
Long-billed Dowitcher 1w., Spoonbill at Titchwell RSPB
Bewick's Swans x 2 south of Saddlebow
Scaup x 5 at Filby Broad
Shorelarks x 6 on beach at Holme
Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park at Brancaster
Scaup x 2 at Whitlingham Country Park
Ferruginous Ducks x 2 at Ormesby Broad
Short-eared Owl at Halvergate
Caspian Gull at Kelling Triangle
Hen Harrier at Horsey
Black-throated Diver, Great Northern Diver at Sheringham
Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Burgh St Peter
Water Pipit at Postwick
 
MEGA NEWS
STEJNEGER'S SCOTER
Aberlady Bay, Lothian, Scotland

RBA Weekly Round-up 13th to 19th December!

By Jon Dunn

Monday, 19 December 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Bewick's Swans x 5 just east of River Great Ouse, Wiggenhall St Germans
Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park at Brancaster
Swallows x 4 reported at Walpole St Peter
Hen Harriers x 3 at Horsey
Smew redheads x 2, Scaup at Ormesby
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE imm. at Holkham Park
Shorelarks x 9, Twite x 2, Velvet Scoters x 2 at Holkham Bay
Scaup x 4 at Whitlingham Country Park
Snow Buntings x 16 at Heacham
Cattle Egrets x 3 at Welney WWT
Snow Buntings x 20 at Great Yarmouth
Hen Harrier at Roydon Common NNR
Velvet Scoters x 3 at Bacton
Short-eared Owl, Common Cranes x 8, Whooper Swans x 5, Hen Harrier SSE of Ludham
Bewick's Swans x 14 between Watlington & Saddlebow
Velvet Scoter, Great Northern Divers x 2 at Sheringham
 
MEGA NEWS
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
South of Northwich, Cheshire and Wirral

Sunday, 18 December 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Long-tailed Duck, Great Northern Diver at Titchwell RSPB
Pallid Harrier juv., fem., Hen Harriers x 2 at Warham Greens
Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park at Brancaster
Ferruginous Ducks x 2 drake & fem., Smew redheads x 2 at Ormesby
Shorelarks x 11 at Holkham Bay
Ferruginous Ducks x 3 (1 drake), Scaup x 5, Ring-necked Ducks x 2 at Filby Broad
Snow Buntings x 10 at South Beach, Heacham
Russian White-fronted Geese x 42 at Claxton Marshes
Glaucous Gull juv. at Lynn Point, King's Lynn
Cattle Egrets x 3, Bewick's Swan at Welney WWT
Scaup x 4 at Whitlingham Country Park
Mealy Redpoll in garden at Edgefield
Lapland Buntings x 3 at West Runton
Bewick's Swans x 5 between Watlington & Saddlebow
Bewick's Swans x 5 just east of River Great Ouse, Wiggenhall St Germans
 
MEGA NEWS
STEJNEGER'S SCOTER
Aberlady Bay, Lothian, Scotland

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SATURDAY 17th DECEMBER
 
Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park at Brancaster
Russian White-fronted Geese x 50 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Snow Buntings x 9 flew over North Beach at Heacham
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE imm. flew over Scolt Head Island NNR
Shorelarks x 11, Velvet Scoters x 18, Slavonian Grebes x 3 at Holkham Bay
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE imm. at Holkham Freshmarsh
Smew x 3 redheads at Rollesby Broad
Pallid Harrier juv., fem., Lapland Buntings x 7, Twite x 2, Hen Harriers x 2 near East Hills, Wells
Ferruginous Duck drake at Ormesby Broad
Ferruginous Ducks x 2 (both fem.), Ring-necked Duck, Scaup x 3 at Filby Broad
Scaup x 4 at Whitlingham Country Park
Short-eared Owl, Common Cranes x 23, Bewick's Swans x 2 SSE of Ludham
Bewick's Swans x 4 at Rockland Broad
Hen Harrier at Hickling Broad NWT
Great Northern Divers x 4 at Weybourne
Bewick's Swan, Short-eared Owl at Welney WWT
 
MEGA NEWS
STEJNEGER'S SCOTER
Gullane Point, Lothian, Scotland
PACIFIC DIVER
Reported, on sea at Gerrans Bay, Cornwall

Saturday, 17 December 2022

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FRIDAY 16th DECEMBER
 
Common Cranes x 7 flew over Norwich
Bewick's Swans x 8 just east of Ingham Corner
Little Auk on sea then later killed by gull, Little Stints x 4 from beach car park at Cley
Lapland Bunting, Snow Buntings x 57 at Cley NWT
Caspian Gull at Nunnery Lakes NR, Thetford
Scaup x 4 at Whitlingham Country Park
Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park at Brancaster
Shorelarks x 2 on beach at Holme
Short-eared Owls x 5, Bewick's Swans x 5, Common Cranes x 5, Cattle Egret at Welney WWT
Russian White-fronted Geese x 62 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Shorelarks x 9, Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck at Holkham Bay
Tundra Bean Goose (possible) at Holkham Freshmarsh
Smew x 3 (all redheads) at Ormesby Broad
Long-tailed Duck, Little Gulls x 3, Puffin at Titchwell RSPB
Swallows x 2, Jack Snipe at Rockland Broad
Pallid Harrier juv., fem. at Warham Greens
Snow Bunting on beach at Caister-on-Sea
Little Auk, Great Northern Divers x 2 at Weybourne
Snow Buntings x 12 on beach at Hunstanton
Smew redhead flew past Winterton
Great Northern Divers x 5 at Sheringham
 
MEGA NEWS
None

Friday, 16 December 2022

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THURSDAY 15th DECEMBER
 
Cattle Egrets x 2 at Potter Heigham Marshes
Scaup x 3, Bewick's Swans x 3 at Whitlingham Country Park
Shorelarks x 10, Twite x 12, Velvet Scoters x 4 at Holkham Bay
Bewick's Swan, Common Cranes x 2, Short-eared Owl, Spoonbill, Cattle Egret at Welney WWT
Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park at Brancaster
Ferruginous Duck, Smew redhead, Ring-necked Duck at Ormesby Broad
Bewick's Swans x 24 at Ingham Corner
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE imm. released, Russian White-fronted Geese x 30 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Ferruginous Ducks x 2, Ring-necked Duck, Scaup x 2 at Filby Broad 
Great Northern Diver at Weybourne Camp
Cattle Egrets x 2 between Thurne & Repps
Bewick's Swan NE of Haddiscoe
Common Cranes x 15 flew NE over Great Ellingham
Russian White-fronted Geese x 2 at Claxton Marshes RSPB
Cattle Egret at Norton Marshes, north of Thurlton
Common Cranes x 13, Hen Harrier SSE of Ludham
Velvet Scoter at Holme Dunes NWT
Black Guillemot, Great Northern Divers x 2 at Sheringham
 
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Wednesday, 14 December 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

SUMMARY OF TODAY'S BIRD NEWS VIA "RARE BIRD ALERT" 
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Long-billed Dowitcher 1w, Velvet Scoters x 4, Great Northern Diver, Little Gulls x 3, Snow Buntings x 2, Jack Snipe at Titchwell RSPB
Smew redhead flew past Cley
Shorelarks x 11 flew past Holkham Bay
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE imm. released at Holkham Park
Ferruginous Ducks x 3, Scaup at Filby Broad
Scaup x 3 at Whitlingham Country Park
Brunnich's Guillemot (possible) flew east past beach car park at Weybourne
Black Guillemot, Velvet Scoters x 2, Purple Sandpipers x 3 at Sheringham
Hume's Warbler, west of road to beach car park at Brancaster
Spotted Redshank, Snow Buntings x 2 at Breydon Water
Pallid Harrier juv. fem. at Warham Greens
Scaup x 2 at Ormesby Broad
Snow Buntings x 70, Velvet Scoters x 2 at Blakeney Point
Velvet Scoter at Holme Dunes NWT
Bewick's Swan NE of Haddiscoe
Russian White-fronted Geese x 72 at Cantley Marshes RSPB
Bewick's Swans x 7 flew over Claxton
Russian White-fronted Geese x 44 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Short-eared Owls x 3, Hen Harrier, Common Cranes x 11 SSE of Ludham
Whooper Swans x 2 at Rockland Broad
 
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STEJNEGER'S SCOTER
Gosford Bay, Ferny Ness, Lothian, Scotland