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Thursday, 31 March 2022

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Garganey x 2, Common Crane at Welney WWT
Glossy Ibis at Earlham Marsh 
Red-breasted Goose at Blakeney Harbour
Dusky Warbler just west of Stiffkey Fen
Garganey at Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park
Caspian Gull at Weybourne Camp
Spoonbills x 2 at Titchwell RSPB
Garganey x 4 at Cley NWT
 
MEGA NEWS
BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS!
Bempton Cliffs RSPB, Yorkshire
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
Frampton RSPB, Lincolnshire
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
Musselburgh, Lothian, Scotland

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

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Sedge Warbler singing at Burnham Norton
Garganey x 2, Hen Harrier at Cley NWT
Dusky Warbler at Stiffkey Fen
Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB
Garganey, Knot x 2 at Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park
Great Grey Shrike at Sparham
Glossy Ibis at Earlham Marsh 
Knot by Horsford HDR Pool
Black Redstart in Norwich
Red-flanked Bluetail fem/1w male on Saturday, in Scots pines in morning, but no sign in afternoon at Ken Hill Marshes, Snettisham Coastal Park
Cattle Egret at Welney WWT
Black Redstarts x 3 at South Denes, Great Yarmouth
Little Gull at Cantley Beet Factory
Little Gull flew past Sheringham
 
MEGA NEWS
BLACK-BROWED ALBATROSS!
Bempton Cliffs RSPB, Yorkshire
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
Frampton RSPB, Lincolnshire
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSE of Samlesbury, Lancashire and North Merseyside

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

WHITE-TAILED LAPWING At RSPB Frampton Marsh!

 
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
RSPB Frampton Marsh Reserve
 

I have already seen the fabulous White-tailed Lapwing at Blacktoft Sands RSPB Reserve on 2nd November 2021 on route back from Shetland, but my views were distant and in poor light. Frampton Marsh RSPB is the same distance from King's Lynn as it is from here to Cley, so this afternoon I decided to try and get better views of the White-tailed Lapwing. 34 miles later and I was in the car park watching Goldfinches in the trees. It was dull when I left King's Lynn, but the skies were much brighter here and the sun came out later on!

I really should visit this wonderful reserve more regularly – far less people around than any reserve in Norfolk and huge numbers of birds. Its so long since I have been here and I couldn't remember where East Hide was, but was soon given helpful directions from a member of staff at the centre. It was cold, but refreshing and good to be out, as I have not had a particularly good weekend.

Little Egret fishing at Frampton RSPB

 

So many birds on the pools, including Black-headed Gulls, Med Gulls, Avocets, Shelduck, Teal, Wigeon, Shoveler, Mallards, Pochard, Tufted Ducks, one Goldeneye, Moorhens, Coot, Mute Swans, Canada Geese, Greylag Geese, Brent Geese, Spotted Redshank, Snipe x 2, Little Egrets, Starling flocks and Marsh Harriers x 2.


WHITE-TAILED LAPWING 
RSPB Frampton Marsh Reserve
 

From East Hide I had stunning views of the White-tailed Lapwing in the sunshine – I managed a short phone-scoped video, before it was flushed by a gull and then ended up much closer, but nearly always behind cut reeds, which was a little frustrating for photography! I also had a Common Sandpiper, Pied Wagtails x 2 and a Reed Bunting. There were two birders in the hide when I arrived, they left, another two arrived and left and I ended up on my own until 5.50pm – can you imagine that at Titchwell or Cley?!

Happy Penny!

Back at the car park, two of the birders who I had met in East Hide, kindly told me about the pair of Garganey that could be seen distantly from here. Set up my scope by the visitor centre and found the sleeping pair of Garganey! A fabulous end to the afternoon.

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Dusky Warbler, Spoonbill at Stiffkey Fen
Glossy Ibis at Earlham Marsh
Great Grey Shrike, Stone Curlew at Sparham
Black Redstarts x 4 at Sparham Gravel Pits
Sedge Warbler singing, Water Pipit, Great Northern Diver at Titchwell RSPB
Black Redstart, Hen Harrier male at Weybourne Camp
Shorelarks x 4 at Holkham Bay
Black Redstart at Edgefield
Hawfinches x 15 at Lynford Aboretum
Garganey x 2 flew past, Black Redstart males x 2 at Sheringham
Spoonbill at North Point Pools, Wells
Cattle Egret, Common Cranes x 2 at Welney WWT
Garganey x 2 at Cley NWT
Spoonbills x 2 at Burgh Castle
Garganey x 7, Water Pipits x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Berney Marshes RSPB
 
MEGA NEWS
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
Frampton RSPB, Lincolnshire
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSE of Samlesbury, Lancashire and North Merseyside
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
Probable at Musselburgh, Lothian, Scotland

RBA Weekly Round-Up 22nd to 28th March!

By Chris Batty
 
Thanks to the RBA team for including my Little Bunting photograph in their round-up.

Monday, 28 March 2022

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Dusky Warbler, Spoonbill at Stiffkey Fen
Glossy Ibis at Earlham Marsh
Garganey x 5, Little Gull at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Water Pipit, Spoonbill at Titchwell RSPB
Black Redstart in garden at Edgefield
Ring Ouzel at Kelling Heath
Garganey x 2, Water Pipit at Cley NWT
Black Redstart male at cricket club, Happisburgh
Cattle Egret, White-fronted Goose at Potter Heigham Marshes
Black Redstart at South Dunes, Winterton
Black Redstart, Lapland Bunting at Weybourne Camp
Cattle Egret at Welney WWT
Shorelarks x 4 at Holkham Bay
Spoonbill at Holkham Freshmarsh
Glossy Ibis at East Ruston
Black Redstart male in allotments at Sheringham
Garganey x 2 at Hockwold Washes
Black Redstart male at Holme Dunes NOA
 
MEGA NEWS
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
Frampton RSPB, Lincolnshire
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSE of Samlesbury, Lancashire and North Merseyside

Sunday, 27 March 2022

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Glossy Ibis at Earlham Marsh
Garganey x 2, Water Pipit, Spoonbill at Cley NWT
Garganey x 5 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Black Redstart male at North Beach, Heacham
Garganey x 2 at Hickling Broad NWT
Ring Ouzel at Kelling Heath 
Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB
Garganey x 9 at Hockwold Washes
Garganey x 4 at Ken Hill Marsh, Snettisham Coastal Park
Little Gulls x 2 at Cantley Beet Factory
Little Stints x 2 at Cantley Marshes RSPB
Black Redstart in garden at Hemsby
Garganey at Welney WWT
Dusky Warbler at Stiffkey Fen
Black Redstart at Weybourne Camp
Red-necked Grebe at Ormesby Little Broad
Glossy Ibis, Cattle Egrets x 6 at Potter Heigham Marshes
 
MEGA NEWS
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
Frampton RSPB, Lincolnshire
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSE of Samlesbury, Lancashire and North Merseyside
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
Doon Lough, County Leitrim, Ireland

Saturday, 26 March 2022

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Red-breasted Goose, Pale-bellied Brent Goose, Garganey x 4, Jack Snipe, Water Pipit, Spoonbill at Cley NWT
Garganey x 5 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Glossy Ibis at Earlham Marsh
Glossy Ibis at East Ruston
Dark-breasted Barn Owl with Barn Owls x 2, Glossy Ibis, Garganey x 2, Spotted Redshank at Potter Heigham Marshes
Shorelarks x 4 at Holkham Bay
Ring Ouzel at Kelling Heath
Bonaparte's Gull, Lesser Yellowlegs, Little Gull at Cantley Beet Factory
Little Stints x 2 at Cantley Marshes RSPB
Red-breasted Goose at Blakeney Freshmarsh
Black Redstarts x 2 in garden (for 3rd day) at Thurlton
Black Redstart male, Yellow Wagtail at Holme Dunes NWT
Water Pipit at Titchwell RSPB
Garganey x 6 at Hockwold Washes
Red-flanked Bluetail reported at undisclosed site (midday) in west of county
Short-eared Owl at North Dunes, Winterton
Cattle Egrets x 2 at Welney WWT
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Ludham
 
MEGA NEWS
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
Frampton RSPB, Lincolnshire
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSE of Samlesbury, Lancashire and North Merseyside
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
Musselburgh, Lothian, Scotland

Friday, 25 March 2022

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Smew redhead at Colney Gravel Pits
Glossy Ibis at Bowthorpe Marshes
Garganey x 3 at Hockwold Washes
Purple Sandpiper at Sheringham
Little Buntings x 2, Ring Ouzel at Kelling Heath
Russian White-fronted Geese x 20 at Heigham Holmes
Black Redstart in garden at Old Catton, Norwich
Garganey x 2, Spoonbills x 2 at Cley NWT
Black Redstart at Holme Dunes NWT
Garganey x 5 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Red-necked Grebe at Ormesby Little Broad
Water Pipit at Hickling Broad NWT
Spoonbill at Titchwell RSPB
Shorelarks x 4, Velvet Scoters x 3 at Holkham Bay
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE flew east over Stalham Green
Hawfinch at Horstead
Garganey, Little Stints x 2 at Cantley Marshes RSPB
 
MEGA NEWS
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
Frampton RSPB, Lincolnshire
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSE of Samlesbury, Lancashire and North Merseyside
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
Musselburgh, Lothian, Scotland

Thursday, 24 March 2022

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Little Buntings x 2 at Kelling Heath
Red-breasted Goose, Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Blakeney Freshmarsh
Great Northern Divers x 8, Spoonbill, Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl at Titchwell RSPB
Spoonbills x 2 at Breydon Water
Water Pipit, Common Cranes x 2, Russian White-fronted Geese x 20 at Heigham Holmes
Glossy Ibis at Bowthorpe Marshes
Shorelarks x 4, Velvet Scoters x 2 at Holkham Bay
Black Redstarts x 2 at Glandford
Garganey x 2, Spoonbill at Cley NWT  
Garganey x 2 at Colney Gravel Pits
Red-necked Grebe at Rollesby Broad
Little Gulls x 2 at Whitlingham Country Park
Cattle Egret, Common Crane, Short-eared Owl at Welney WWT
Black Redstart at Holme Dunes NWT
Garganey x 3 at Colney Gravel Pits
Garganey, Spoonbill at Hickling Broad NWT
Glossy Ibis NE of Dilham
Black Redstarts x 2 at Northrepps
Black Redstart at Cromer
Little Gulls x 5 at Cantley Beet Factory
Garganey x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
 
MEGA NEWS
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
Frampton RSPB, Lincolnshire
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSE of Samlesbury, Lancashire and North Merseyside

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

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Garganey x 6, Hen Harrier, Spoonbill at Cley NWT 
Spoonbill at Burgh Castle
Little Buntings x 2, Ring Ouzel at Kelling Heath
Red-breasted Goose at Blakeney Freshmarsh
Common Crane, Russian White-fronted Geese x 20 at Heigham Holmes
Cattle Egrets x 8, Common Cranes x 3 at Welney WWT
Hawfinch at Lynford Aboretum
Great Northern Diver at Titchwell RSPB
Little Gull at Whitlingham Country Park
Garganey x 7 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Great Northern Diver at Brancaster
Garganey x 4 at Hockwold Washes
Glossy Ibis at Bowthorpe Marshes
Garganey at Breydon Water
Shorelarks x 4 at Holkham Bay
Smew redhead at Colney Gravel Pits
 
MEGA NEWS
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
Frampton RSPB, Lincolnshire
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSE of Samlesbury, Lancashire and North Merseyside
NORTHERN HARRIER
Lough Boora Parklands, County Offaly, Ireland

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Spring Birding, Dips and Little Buntings!

LITTLE BUNTING
One of two, feeding in a stubble field at Kelling Heath
 

I have been doing lots of essential jobs over the last few days, but finally managed to get out for a day's birding! Early bird catches the worm and all that jazz, which is why I dipped the White Stork off Nursery Lane at South Wootton this morning – too late, gone! Joined two other birders, who had also dipped. It came on the pager later, seen flying over Hillington.

I spent a long time searching for my OWN Garganey, being as there are a good number around in Norfolk at the moment. After dipping the White Stork, I headed to Holme and went to Holme Marsh Reserve NWT (village hides). I couldn't remember the last time I visited – new cushions in the hides I noted, but two were on the floor and looked grubby – its quite simple to leave them on the seats surely?! It was beautiful here – Chiffchaffs singing, Long-tailed Tits, Robin, Chaffinches, Blackbirds x 2, Little Grebe, Coot, Red Kite, Canada Geese x 2, Egyptian Geese x 2, Common Buzzards x 2, Marsh Harrier, Cetti's Warbler, Lapwings, Grey Heron, Bees buzzing, a Brimstone, Comma and Red Admiral Butterfly seen. No Garganey!

At Redwell Marsh Hide NOA, another potentially good Garganey site, I had 2 Avocets, several Teal, Mallards, Shovelers, Gadwall, Wigeon, Oystercatchers x 5, Greylag Geese, Lapwings, Marsh Harrier, Sparrowhawk and again no Garganey. Carried on along the rollercoaster Firs Road at no more than 5mph and parked up on the NOA car park. Walked and checked the pools from all the NWT hides and again no Garganey found, only the usual Black-headed Gulls, Little Egrets x 2, Teal, Mallards etc. From the NOA car park hide there were a good number of Tufted Duck on the Broadwater. I didn't walk anywhere else on the reserves, as needed to get to Kelling to see the Little Buntings.

Stopped at North Point Pools, Wells and scanned for Garganey, none here either. Headed to Glandford and popped into CleySpy to see Andrew, to sort out my Swarovski VPA Variable Phone Adapter – this has never worked properly, as it is always working loose and is not quicker enough when you need it to be – long story short, I have now purchased a bright yellow (hate the colour) "PhoneSkope Lollipop Universal Smartphone Adapter", which seems far simpler – I will test it out fully over the next few weeks.

Headed to Kelling Heath and parked up along the road. Bumped into John F. who was just leaving. Walked along the path and joined others to see the Little Buntings. Luckily I had an initial glimpse of one feeding in the stubble field through Ashley B.'s scope, thank you! Lovely to see Jacquie and Dave B. here amongst others. I had to wait around for what seemed like an hour, before I saw them again. Eventually they were both perched up in the hedgerow! I don't think I have ever seen two together – wonderful! When they were feeding in the stubble, they were very difficult to see. I never thought in a million years I would get any photos in that first hour, but got lucky later, even though I wasn't close enough for frame filling shots. I watched the Little Buntings until 5.50pm. It was very cold now, made my way back to my car and headed to Cley.

2 LITTLE BUNTINGS
Edge of stubble field at Kelling Heath

LITTLE BUNTING
Edge of stubble field at Kelling Heath
 

Because it was so late, I failed miserably to see any Garganey at Cley! Parked up at the East Bank car park and walked as far as Don's Pool, where there had been a pair of Garganey not long before I arrived, but not here now! Parked up at the Visitor Centre, Cley NWT and walked to Bishop's Hide where the light had almost gone completely. Couldn't see any Garganey from here either. Photographed a pair of Swans in the dyke, which although not sharp, portrayed a romantic scene I thought!

Mute Swans
Near Bishop's Hide, late evening at Cley NWT

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White Stork at South Wootton then flew over Hillington, King's Lynn
Little Buntings x 2, Caspian Gull at Kelling Heath
Garganey x 6, Water Pipit, Black Brant, Hen Harrier at Cley NWT
Glossy Ibis at Bowthorpe Marshes
Water Pipit, Russian White-fronted Geese x 20 at Heigham Holmes
Garganey, Cattle Egrets x 10, Common Crane, Bar-tailed Godwits x 2, Water Pipit, Short-eared Owl at Welney WWT
Common Crane flew over Felbrigg Park NT
Hawfinches x 2 at Lynford Aboretum
Garganey at Kelling Water Meadows
Hooded Crow at Sheringham
Black Redstart at Horsey Corner
Garganey x 3 on farm reservoir at Thornage
Red-breasted Goose at Blakeney Freshmarsh
Shorelarks x 4 at Holkham Bay
Garganey at Potter Heigham Marshes
Garganey at Stiffkey Fen
Garganey x 7, Water Pipit at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Great Northern Diver on sea at Holme Dunes NWT
 
MEGA NEWS
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
Frampton RSPB, Lincolnshire
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSE of Samlesbury, Lancashire and North Merseyside

RBA Weekly Round-Up 15th to 21st March!

By Jon Dunn

Monday, 21 March 2022

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WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 2w E of Chalkpit Lane at Titchwell
Garganey x 2, Water Pipits x 3, Black Brant at Cley NWT
Glossy Ibis at Bowthorpe Marshes
Hen Harrier at Stiffkey
Garganey at Stiffkey Fen
Hen Harriers x 2 (1 male) at Winterton
Garganey x 2, Common Cranes x 3 at Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Cuckoo heard between Cranwich & Methwold
Garganey at Potter Heigham Marshes
Garganey at Welney WWT
Black Redstart at Weybourne Camp
Little Buntings x 2 at Kelling Heath
Velvet Scoter at Sheringham
Red-breasted Goose at Blakeney Freshmarsh
Shorelarks x 4 at Holkham Bay
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE flew over Holkham Freshmarsh
Garganey x 6, Water Pipits x 3 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Garganey x 5, White Stork flew NW at Hockwold Washes
White Stork at South Wootton, King's Lynn
Water Pipit at Heigham Holmes
Little Stints x 2 at Cantley Marshes RSPB
Black Redstart at Sidestrand
 
MEGA NEWS
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
Frampton RSPB, Lincolnshire
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSE of Samlesbury, Lancashire and North Merseyside
FORSTER'S TERN
Kinvarra, County Galway, Ireland
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
Doon Lough, County Leitrim, Ireland

Sunday, 20 March 2022

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WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 2w NE of Docking
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 2w E if Chalkpit Lane at Titchwell
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 2w south of Brancaster
Glossy Ibis at Bowthorpe Marshes
Great Northern Diver at Blakeney Harbour
Shorelarks x 4 at Holkham Bay
Garganey x 6 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Garganey at Stiffkey Flood and one at Stiffkey Fen
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE flew over A11 at Thetford
Spoonbill at Cley NWT
White Stork, Common Cranes x 4, Cattle Egrets x 2, Short-eared Owl, Water Pipit at Welney WWT
Smew redhead at Colney Gravel Pits
Garganey x 2 this morning, Short-eared Owl at Holme Dunes NWT
Cattle Egret at North Point Pools, Wells
Hen Harrier over Haddiscoe Island
Hen Harrier at Stubb Mill Roost, Hickling Broad NWT
Garganey x 2 at Hockwold Washes
 
MEGA NEWS
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
Frampton RSPB, Lincolnshire
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSE of Samlesbury, Lancashire and North Merseyside
NORTHERN HARRIER
Lough Boora Parklands, County Offaly, Ireland
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
Doon Lough, County Leitrim, Ireland

Saturday, 19 March 2022

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Hooded Crow, Snow Buntings x 2, Black Redstart at Happisburgh
WHITE-TAILED EAGLE 2w flew west of Docking
Glossy Ibis at Earlham Marsh
Hen Harrier male at North Dunes, Winterton
Glossy Ibis at Bowthorpe Marshes
Garganey x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Snow Bunting at Hunstanton
Ring Ouzel male near "The Lookout" at Holkham
Spoonbills x 3 at Holkham Freshmarsh
Shorelarks x 4 at Holkham Bay
Black Redstart at Dersingham
Cattle Egrets x 4, Common Crane, Bar-tailed Godwits x 2 at Welney WWT
Caspian Gull at Titchwell RSPB
Short-eared Owls x 2 at Ludham
Snow Bunting at Hickling Broad NWT
Garganey x 2 at Salthouse
Water Pipit at Cantley Beet Factory
 
MEGA NEWS
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
Frampton RSPB, Lincolnshire
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSE of Samlesbury, Lancashire and North Merseyside
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland
NORTHERN HARRIER
Lough Boora Parklands, County Offaly, Ireland

Friday, 18 March 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Great Northern Divers x 9 flew over, Hen Harrier at Titchwell RSPB
Hen Harrier flew over Wells Woods
Garganey x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Ring Ouzel male at Holkham Pines
Red-breasted Goose flew west over Blakeney
Hen Harrier at Winterton
Caspian Gull at Weybourne Camp
Shorelarks x 4 at Holkham Bay
Glossy Ibis at Bowthorpe Marshes
Glossy Ibis flew over Colney Gravel Pits
Short-eared Owls x 2, Hen Harrier male at Ludham
Pale-bellied Brent Goose at Cley NWT
Bittern at Woodton Lake

MEGA NEWS
WHITE-TAILED LAPWING
Frampton RSPB, Lincolnshire
BELTED KINGFISHER
SSE of Samlesbury, Lancashire and North Merseyside
AMERICAN COOT
Tacumshin, County Wexford, Ireland
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
Doon Lough, County Leitrim, Ireland
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
Fisherrow, Lothian, Scotland