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Wednesday, 31 August 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Little Stint at Titchwell RSPB
ELEONORA'S FALCON 1s. dark morph flew north at 9.05am over Sea Palling
Spotted Crake juv. again, Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper at Cantley Beet Factory
Leach's Petrel flew past Cromer
Leach's Petrel, Long-tailed Skua, Black Terns x 2 flew past beach car park at Cley
Little Stint, Caspian Gull at North Point Pools, Wells
Caspian Gull on beach, Long-tailed Skua, Sooty Shearwaters x 2 south of Gorleston-on-Sea
Purple Sandpiper at Waxham
Turtle Doves x 3, Spoonbills x 18, Curlew Sandpipers x 2, Spotted Redshanks x 3 at Snettisham RSPB
Hooded Crow in pig field at Warham Greens
Garganey x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB

MEGA NEWS
ELEONORA'S FALCON 1s. dark morph
North over Sea Palling, Norfolk
GREATER SAND PLOVER
On beach at Redcar Bandstand, Cleveland

Tuesday, 30 August 2022

More Than 100 fish Killed in Esplanade Gardens Fountain at Hunstanton!

https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/more-than-100-fish-killed-after-washing-up-liquid-poured-in-9271395/

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/hunstanton-fountain-fish-killed-by-vandals-9241966

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-62737118

Whoever committed this cruel and sick act, needs to seek urgent help. Why would someone pour bottles of washing up liquid into this pond, knowing full well it was going to slowly kill all the fish?! I was horrified to read this! 

Last year in July, Lucy and I met a lovely elderly gentleman called Brian Payne who came to feed the fish every day – he will be utterly devastated. As a child, I remember being so excited to see the "orange fish" in the fountain, as Lucy and I walked through the esplanade gardens with my grandmother – special memories of our childhood.

I strongly believe that anyone capable of killing any animal for fun, is capable of more serious crimes. I'm no detective, but someone has clearly carried this out, knowing what the outcome would be, it wasn't accidental. The culprit/s have also ruined many people's pleasure. Just think how many little children love to look in that pond to see if they can see the fish and especially to Brian, who spent every day feeding them and enjoying that special moment, probably one of the few he has each day. Whoever you are, you should be ashamed of yourself, but then the type of person that does that, will sadly not give a hoot!

UPDATE 😢

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Spoonbills x 18, Spotted Redshank at Snettisham RSPB
Spoonbills x 7 at Breydon Water
Leach's Petrel, Long-tailed Skua, Black Tern offshore at Cley
Little Gull, Garganey x 2 at Cley NWT
Sooty Shearwaters x 3 flew past Hunstanton
Sooty Shearwaters x 3 flew past Weybourne
Curlew Sandpipers x 4 at Salthouse
Leach's Petrel flew north at Walcott
Long-tailed Skuas x 16, Black Tern, Sooty Shearwater, Little Gull at Sheringham
Caspian Gulls x 3, Little Gull at Cromer
Paddyfield Warbler at Middle Point, Blyth's Reed Warbler at Great Sandy Low, Blakeney Point
Pied Flycatchers x 3 at Warham Greens
Pied Flycatchers x 6 at Wells Woods
Spotted Crake juv., Garganey x 2, Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpipers x 3, Bittern at Cantley Beet Factory
Common Cranes x 27 at Hickling Broad NWT

MEGA NEWS
GREATER SAND PLOVER
On beach at Redcar Bandstand, Cleveland

RBA Weekly Round-Up 23rd to 29th August!

By Jon Dunn

Monday, 29 August 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Sabine's Gull juv., Cattle Egret, Spoonbills x 14 at Titchwell RSPB
Sabine's Gull juv. at Blakeney Point
Spoonbills x 14, Curlew Sandpipers x 6 at Snettisham RSPB
Spoonbills x 7 at Breydon Water
Common Cranes x 3 at Hickling Broad NWT
Pied Flycatcher at Gramborough Hill, Salthouse
ELEONORA'S FALCON 1s dark morph again at 10.50am, flew over North Dunes, Winterton and then seen perched up from viewpoint at Brendan's Marsh, 12.09pm-3pm then flew north, no further sign since), Hickling Broad NWT
Pomarine Skua, Little Gull off beach car park at Cley
Caspian Gull at Cley NWT
Caspian Gull at Northrepps
Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpiper at Cantley Beet Factory
Balearic Shearwaters x 2, Sooty Shearwater, Great Northern Diver, Pomarine Skua at Waxham
Caspian Gull at Gorleston-on-Sea

MEGA NEWS
SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER
Langness, Isle of Man
ELEONORA'S FALCON 1s. dark morph
Winterton, then Hickling Broad NWT, Norfolk
GREATER SAND PLOVER
On beach at Redcar Bandstand, Cleveland

Sunday, 28 August 2022

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Caspian Gull at Gorleston-on-Sea
BEE-EATER juv. still, RSPB Viewpoint is now CLOSED – No access to sand quarry, keep to public rights of way, south of Trimingham
Little Gull at Trimingham
Turtle Doves x 5, Spoonbills x 17, Curlew Sandpipers x 8, Spottted Redshanks x 11 at Snettisham RSPB
Turtle Dove, Cattle Egrets x 2, Spotted Redshanks x 3, Spoonbills x 16, Garganey at Titchwell RSPB
Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Warham Greens
Pied Flycatcher at Wells Woods
Pied Flycatcher at East Hills, Wells
Long-tailed Skua, Pomarine Skua, Black Terns x 2, Black Guillemot at Sheringham
Garganey, Osprey at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Temminck's Stint, Garganey x 4 at Cley NWT
Pied Flycatcher at Gramborough Hill, Salthouse
Common Cranes x 27 at Hickling Broad NWT
Wood Sandpiper, Garganey at Cantley Beet Factory
Little Gulls x 2 at Stiffkey
Garganey at Welney WWT
Dotterel flew over (ID'd from sound recording) at Northrepps

MEGA NEWS
GREATER SAND PLOVER
On beach at Redcar Bandstand, Cleveland
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland

DISPOSABLE BARBECUE CAUSED FIRE ON SCOLT HEAD ISLAND NNR ON FRIDAY!

https://twitter.com/Norfolkfire/status/1563269759420203009

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/firefighters-battle-scolt-head-island-fire-norfolk-9237758

I bet the people that walked across (or sailed across) to Scolt Head Island to light their barbecue were not even aware that this is a national nature reserve!! Maybe they did? Maybe they didn't care? AND STILL some of the supermarkets are selling them!!!

How could anyone think of lighting a barbeque on Scolt Head Island and then to leave it still burning?! Of all the places to do this! No brains, utterly selfish. Someone must have seen the culprits on the island surely? Should be fined at the very least! More wildlife lost to carelessness.

Saturday, 27 August 2022

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Caspian Tern, Spoonbills x 2, Common Cranes x 18 at Hickling Broad NWT
Goshawk flew in off sea at West Runton
Spoonbills x 6, Wood Sandpipers x 3, Spotted Redshanks x 2 at Titchwell RSPB
Garganey x 5 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Curlew Sandpipers x 2 at Cley NWT
Spoonbill, Garganey, Common Cranes x 2 at Potter Heigham Marshes
Bittern at Welney WWT
Turtle Dove flew past Weybourne Camp
Pied Flycatcher, Spoonbills x 4 at Holme NOA
BEE-EATERS x 3+ though mobile, RSPB Viewpoint is now CLOSED – No access to sand quarry, keep to public rights of way, south of Trimingham
Common Cranes x 12 at Horsey Mill
Curlew Sandpipers x 3, Spoonbill at Snettisham RSPB
Spoonbills x 7 at Breydon Water

* Late news of Bee-eater heard, flying over on 23rd August at Titchwell RSPB
 
MEGA NEWS
GREATER SAND PLOVER
On beach at Redcar Bandstand, Cleveland

Friday, 26 August 2022

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Sabine's Gull ad. at Hunstanton
ELEONORA'S FALCON 1s dark morph (7.55am) flew over Horsey (M.S + T.H), then 8.25am at Horsey Corner, then from 9am-9.45am, again at 2.05pm-2.20pm then flew south (no further sign) at Hickling Broad NWT
Glossy Ibis flew west, Common Cranes x 20, Wood Sandpipers x 2, Spotted Redshank at Hickling Broad NWT
Black Terns x 4 flew past South Beach, Heacham
Temminck's Stint, Cattle Egrets x 2, Wood Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank, Spoonbills x 2 at Titchwell RSPB
BEE-EATERS no sign of any Bee-eaters and viewpoint is now CLOSED at Trimingham
Cattle Egrets x 2 at Nunnery Lakes NR, Thetford
Temminck's Stint, Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper at Salthouse
Black Tern, Curlew Sandpipers x 5, Spotted Redshank at Snettisham RSPB
Black Tern flew past Cley
Glossy Ibis, Cattle Egret, Curlew Sandpipers x 2, Wood Sandpiper, Spoonbills x 2, Little Stints x 2, 
Garganey x 2, Caspian Gulls x 2 at Cley NWT
Glossy Ibis at Martham Broad
Spotted Crake (heard only) in reedbed at Weybourne
Wood Sandpipers x 3 at Cantley Beet Factory
Pied Flycatcher at Walsey Hills NOA
Caspian Gulls x 2 at Cromer
Spoonbills x 7 at Thornham Harbour
 
MEGA NEWS
ELEONORA'S FALCON 1s. dark morph
Flew over Horsey, then at Hickling Broad NWT (no further sign after 2.10pm), Norfolk
GREATER SAND PLOVER
On beach at Redcar Bandstand, Cleveland
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland
FEA'S OR DESERTAS PETREL
From Scilly Pelagic this evening, Isles of Scilly

Thursday, 25 August 2022

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BEE-EATERS x 9 (2 juvs.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. No sign in morning, but appeared early afternoon at 2.25pm, then flew south and no further sign by evening. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Sooty Shearwater flew past Trimingham
Sabine's Gull, Black Terns x 2 flew east past beach car park at Cley
Curlew Sandpipers x 3, Wood Sandpiper, Garganey x 2, Spoonbill, Little Stints x 2, Caspian Gulls x 6 at Cley NWT
Pied Flycatcher, Cattle Egrets x 2, Spotted Redshank at Titchwell RSPB
Pied Flycatcher at Wells Woods
Sooty Shearwater flew past Cromer
Black Tern flew past Sheringham
Wood Sandpipers x 3, Spotted Redshank at Cantley Beet Factory
Dotterel flew north past pier at Gorleston-on-Sea
Wood Sandpiper at Watling Water, Salthouse
 
MEGA NEWS
GREATER SAND PLOVER
On beach at Redcar Bandstand, Cleveland

Wednesday, 24 August 2022

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Black Terns x 4, Cattle Egret, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stints x 2 at Cley NWT
BEE-EATERS x 10 (6 adults + juvs.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. At 3pm 9 Bee-eaters flew high south + no further sign by evening. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Pied Flycatcher along Church Road, Trimingham
Pied Flycatcher at North Dunes, Black Redstarts x 2 at South Denes, Winterton
Purple Sandpiper at Great Yarmouth
Dotterel flew east of Titchwell RSPB
Black Terns x 12, Little Gull at Sheringham
Black Tern flew east over Holme Dunes
 
MEGA NEWS
HARLEQUIN DUCK
St Kilda, Western Isles
FEA'S OR DESERTAS PETREL
Flew past Skellig Islands, County Kerry, Ireland

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TUESDAY 23rd AUGUST
 
Osprey at Ranworth Broad
Black Terns x 5 off Gore Point, Holme
Black Tern, Cattle Egret, Wood Sandpiper, Curlew Sandpipers x 2, Little Stint x 3 at Cley NWT
BEE-EATERS x 10 (both nests now fledged – up to 5 juvs. + adults) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Pied Flycatcher by Beeston Priory Pond at Beeston Regis, Sheringham
Wood Sandpiper flew over Sheringham
Pied Flycatcher at Walsey Hills NOA
Honey Buzzards x 2 at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers
Garganey x 3 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Garganey, Curlew Sandpiper, Spotted Redshank at Titchwell RSPB
Garganey at Welney WWT
Wood Sandpiper at Cantley Beet Factory
White Stork at Hockwold Washes
 
MEGA NEWS
HARLEQUIN DUCK
St Kilda, Western Isles

RBA Weekly Round-Up 16th to 22nd August!

By Jon Dunn

Monday, 22 August 2022

BEE-EATERS AT TRIMINGHAM – 2nd TRIP!!!

It was very windy this morning and this video won't win any prizes, but I'm still very pleased to have captured a juvenile Bee-eater with my phone-scope set up! I saw eight Bee-eaters together on the wires and they were all feeding well, catching Dragonflies, Butterflies and of course Bees! Lots of action today and zooming around the quarry at great speed and a nightmare to try and photograph from this distance. Starlings, Linnets and Goldfinches joined them on the wires and a Whinchat was found by someone in the hedgerow, which was an added bonus.
Juvenile and Adult Bee-eater
 

Diverted to Gramborough Hill at Salthouse and was very disappointed with only a Stonechat and one Whitethroat in the western most brambles, not a single bird in the main scrub. I sat looking out to sea for a while, watching Sandwich Terns flying past and a seal in the surf. I then made the mistake of driving straight to Snettisham, when I should have spent the rest of the evening birding at Cley. A Bee-eater was seen on the wires along the A149 just before the Beach Road turn off to Snettisham RSPB. Little did I know until much later, that it had flown off NW, long before I even left Salthouse – should have stayed where I was!
 
I spent some time searching the telegraph wires where the Bee-eater had been seen along the A149 at Snettisham and had a quick walk around the coastal park, but the Bee-eater had obviously long gone.

Car service and MOT tomorrow🤞

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BEE-EATERS x 9 in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Cattle Egret, Spoonbills x 2, Little Stint, Wood Sandpipers x 2 at Cley NWT
Wood Sandpiper at Pensthorpe Water Fowl Park
Osprey flew over Yare Valley, Cantley
Caspian Gulls x 2 at Cromer
Garganey x 3 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Caspian Gulls x 2 at Sidestrand
Little Stint, Spoonbills x 7 from car park hide at NOA Holme
BEE-EATER on wires at 3.03pm by A149, then flew NW at Snettisham
Osprey at Gunthorpe
 
MEGA NEWS
GREAT SNIPE
Fair Isle, Shetland
FEA'S OR DESERTAS PETREL
Near Land's End from Scillonian III, Cornwall
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland

Sunday, 21 August 2022

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Little Stint at Brograve Mill, Waxham
Temminck's Stint at Salthouse
• Striped Hawk-moth (A.J. trapped in garden) on view at V.C., Cley NWT
Temminck's Stint, Little Stint, Wood Sandpiper, Cattle Egret, Spoonbills x 5 at Cley NWT
Wryneck at Winterton
BEE-EATERS x 9 (6 ads +3 juvs.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Osprey, Cattle Egret at Titchwell RSPB
Osprey over Sennowe Park
Honey Buzzards x 2 at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers    
Spoonbills x 3, Spotted Redshanks x 7 at Snettisham RSPB
Honey Buzzard flew over Heacham
Pied Flycatchers x 2, Turtle Dove at Holme
Spoonbills x 48 at Stiffkey Fen
Wood Sandpiper at Pensthorpe Water Fowl Park
Spoonbills x 3 flew over Weybourne Camp
Osprey at Ranworth Broad
Common Cranes x 3 at Hickling Broad NWT
Caspian Gull at Cromer
 
MEGA NEWS
GREATER SAND PLOVER
Loch of Strathbeg RSPB, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
FEA'S OR DESERTAS PETREL
Porthgwarra, Cornwall
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland
NORTHERN HARRIER
Probable, Rogerstown Estuary, County Dublin, Ireland

Saturday, 20 August 2022

BEE-EATERS AT TRIMINGHAM – AT LAST!!!

I must be THE last Norfolk birder to see this wonderful spectacle of Bee-eaters! They first arrived on the 4th June – they were made public on 16th June and viewing was from 17th June. Because of my health situation, I was unable to drive back then – my very good friend Pete S. very kindly offered to drive me, but I didn't want him coming all the way over from where he lives to pick me up, it would have been far too much. It is only now that I felt able to drive that far – I knew I could, as I had to drive to Norwich on Thursday for my MRi of spine and shoulder (no results yet) and Trimingham isn't exactly much further!

Typical of me, I set off far too late – as didn't sleep very well last night. I had already been told that photography is best in the morning (sun behind you), so arriving in the afternoon wasn't exactly one of my best ideas. I have not been able to lift or use my SLR camera since some time in May and had hardly even started to get to grips with the new Canon R5 and 100-500mm lens back then. Today, I tried to use the camera for the first time and was overjoyed to find that I could use it, with no issues at all and this really lifted my spirits. I'm loads better than I was and only have slight nerve pain in my left arm every now and again, thank goodness.

The traffic was horrendous and what should have been a one hour ten minute journey, was well over an hour and a half – it was easy to find the site at Trimingham, with large RSPB signs and arrows. Parked the car up in the field/car park with a very lazy short walk to the viewing point! Several people here, but not loads. Had a lovely catch up with Simon C., one of the daily volunteers here and who also puts the daily Bee-eater news updates out, on to various birding news sites and also Lin P. I spent a wonderful afternoon watching the Bee-eaters, but was looking straight into the sun, so absolutely pants for photography.

The juvenile Bee-eaters were unbelievably cute – peeping out of their nest hole and waiting for parents to feed them. I think they were being slightly lazy, as two have been out flying for a few days now and they really ought to start catching their own breakfast, lunch and tea: BEES! I was lucky to witness the juveniles flying around later too. It was a perfect spot for viewing, as you are overlooking brambles all the way along the edge of the field into the quarry below, so there are no issues with anyone breaking rules and trying to get closer! So, all very civilized and well organised by the RSPB and North East Norfolk Bird Club etc. The Bee-eaters were distant, so difficult to get any crisp shots and I certainly didn't get anything to get excited about, combined with looking into the sun! But, the entire afternoon was spectacular and I met some lovely people here. It was especially fabulous to bump into Ashley and Claudia B., as I had not seen them since Ashley had his accident – they both (as always) looked really well, it was lovely to catch up with them both. Also said hello to Richard P. and Ben.

An added bonus to the afternoon was a lovely Redstart sitting in the middle of a hawthorn bush, which I saw several times throughout the afternoon. The skies were graced with Swifts, Swallows and House Martins and also a Common Buzzard was cruising high up in the white clouds. A Kestrel's favoured spot was perched on a tree stump in the middle of the quarry, what was it waiting for I wonder?! Also saw lots of Starlings perched on the telegraph wires with the adult Bee-eaters along with Linnets and Goldfinches.

I eventually tore myself away and parked up on the main road in Trimingham and walked to the cliff top wood, but saw nothing but Wood Pigeons here! Returned to my car and drove home. What a story this is for Norfolk! I still can't believe we have had Bee-eaters breeding and now four fledged young – I just hope they all leave safely on mass! I so wish my parents had been alive to witness this amazing scene. Huge thanks to all the people involved with the 24 hour watch protection and coping with all the visitors daily! The Bee-eaters will depart on their migration for South Africa any day now, but I think they will be here a bit longer than some may think – surely the adults can't expect the youngsters, especially those who fledged last, to be strong enough to fly too far yet? Maybe I'm wrong – we will all find out over the next few days! I might have to go back again!

A few rubbish pictures to be added

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Icterine Warbler, Wryneck at Winterton
BEE-EATERS x 10 (6 ads +4 juvs.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Garganey, Spoonbills x 6, Caspian Gull, Spotted Redshanks x 3, Little Stint at Titchwell RSPB
Pied Flycatcher at Wells Woods
Osprey flew over Holme NOA, Brancaster, Brancaster Staithe & Holkham
Turtle Dove, Pied Flycatchers x 3, Spotted Redshank at Holme Dunes NWT
Spoonbills x 3 at Brancaster Harbour
Honey Buzzard, Garganey x 3 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Honey Buzzard at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers    
Red-backed Shrike at Burnham Overy Dunes
Temminck's Stint at Salthouse
Wood Sandpiper, Caspian Gulls x 2, Spoonbill at Cley NWT
Common Cranes x 5, Spoonbills x 3 at Hickling Broad NWT
Pied Flycatcher at Waxham
Pied Flycatcher at Gramborough Hill, Salthouse 
Turtle Doves x 9 (1 juv.), Little Stints x 4, Spoonbills x 3, Spotted Redshanks x 12 at Snettisham RSPB
Black Redstart juv., Turtle Dove, Spoonbills x 6 at Ken Hill Marshes, Snettisham Coastal Park
Balearic Shearwater flew past Sheringham
Caspian Tern at Potter Heigham Marshes
Goshawk at Hindolveston
 
MEGA NEWS
GREATER SAND PLOVER
Loch of Strathbeg RSPB, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
FEA'S OR DESERTAS PETREL
Porthgwarra, Cornwall
BAROLO SHEARWATER
Carnsore Point, County Wexford, Ireland
NORTHERN HARRIER
Probable, Rogerstown Estuary, County Dublin, Ireland

Friday, 19 August 2022

NORFOLK BIRD NEWS & MEGAS!

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Pied Flycatchers x 4 at Gramborough Hill, Salthouse
Temminck's Stint at Salthouse
Icterine Warbler, Wrynecks x 2, Pied Flycatchers x 30 at Winterton
BEE-EATERS x 8 (6 ads +2 juvs.) in sand quarry at RSPB view point + Pied Flycatcher. 6 of the Bee-eaters flew south at 6.45pm. Park ONLY in designated field, south of Gimingham Road/Mundesley Road junction. NO access to quarry – SE of Trimingham
Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Blakeney Point
Icterine Warbler, Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Wells Woods
Turtle Dove east of Wells
Caspian Tern at Potter Heigham Marshes
Roseate Tern flew south past Heacham
Caspian Gulls x 4 at Sidestrand
Pied Flycatcher at UEA Broad, Norwich
Pied Flycatcher in garden at Gorleston-on-Sea
Pied Flycatchers x 4, Spotted Redshanks x 2 at Holme NOA
Pied Flycatchers x 6 at Sea Palling
Black Terns x 6, Little Gull, Caspian Gulls x 2 at Sheringham
Spoonbills x 45 at Stiffkey Fen
Balearic Shearwater, Black Terns x 10, Caspian Gull at Cromer
Pied Flycatcher at Caister-on-Sea
Grey Plover, Wood Sandpiper Turnstone at Cantley Beet Factory
Spoonbill at North Point Pools, Wells
Garganey x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Garganey, Spoonbill at Titchwell RSPB
BEE-EATER flew over Acle Bridge
Caspian Tern flew past, Spoonbills x 2 at Cley NWT
Pied Flycatchers x 3 at Happisburgh
 
MEGA NEWS
SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER
Clogheen Marsh, County Cork, Ireland
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland

Thursday, 18 August 2022

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Dotterel flew past Weybourne Camp
Temminck's Stint, Spotted Redshank at Salthouse
Pied Flycatcher at Gramborough Hill, Salthouse
Caspian Tern at Rush Hill Scrape, Spoonbill at Hickling Broad NWT
Black Tern offshore, Wood Sandpiper, Caspian Gull at Cley NWT
Balearic Shearwater, Caspian Gull at Cromer
BEE-EATERS x 8 (6 ads +2 juvs.) 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
Black Tern, Caspian Gull on beach at Trimingham
Honey Buzzards x 2 at raptor watchpoint (do not park on road) at Swanton Novers    
Hooded Crow, Pied Flycatchers x 2 at Warham Greens
Spotted Redshank at Holme NOA
Spoonbills x 2 at Titchwell RSPB
Pied Flycatcher at Wells Woods
Wryneck in garden, Balearic Shearwater, Black Terns x 4 at Sheringham
Garganey x 2, Common Cranes x 2 at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
 
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SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER
Clogheen Marsh, County Cork, Ireland
FORSTER'S TERN
Soldier's Point, County Louth, Ireland
FEA'S OR DESERTAS PETREL
Porthgwarra, Cornwall