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Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 21st May 2022

At sea today 11 Fulmars, 10 Great Crested Grebes, 88 Little Terns, 36 Sandwich Terns, 3 Common Terns and an immature Kittiwake were recorded. Three Spoonbills flew west over the marsh and a Hobby was seen from the NWT hides. Other birds of note included a Sand Martin, 5 Swallos and 4 House Martins and 25 Swifts.

In the moth traps a Marbled Brown, Coxcomb Prominent, 4 Cinnabars, 3 Buff Tips, a Poplar Kitten, Shuttle-shaped Dart, 2 Yellow Belle, 2 Fern, 2 White Ermine, a Light Emerald, Small Elephant Hawk, 2 Poplar Hawks, 2 Pine Hawks, a Vine's Rustic, 2 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, Swallow Prominent.

Butterflies today included Green Hairstreak, Small Copper and Red Admiral.

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Norfolk Golden Oriole singing Weybourne still 3.32pm at Muckleburgh Hill in wood SE of summit towards Weynor Gardens
Norfolk Golden Oriole singing Weybourne still 3.15pm at Muckleburgh Hill to NW of summit (heard only)
Norfolk 4.Temminck's Stints reported Hickling Broad NWT at 2.09pm
Norfolk 3.Garganey Welney WWT at 12.55pm
Norfolk Garganey drk Hickling Broad NWT at 2.09pm
Norfolk Golden Oriole Weybourne still 2.45pm at Muckleburgh Hill in flight on west side of summit
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 2.15pm Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road +200yds NE of kissing gate +showing well cTF.657.351
Norfolk 5.Garganey (3.drks) Hockwold Washes from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still this a'noon Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road +200yds NE of kissing gate cTF.657.351
Norfolk 3.Garganey (all drks) Hockwold Washes from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB
Norfolk Spoonbill Beeston Regis
Norfolk 4.Common Cranes flew west over Buckenham Marshes RSPB at c6.30am
Norfolk 3.Glossy Ibises Welney WWT
Norfolk 2+Golden Orioles (both males) singing Weybourne still 1.18pm at Muckleburgh Hill SE of summit [heard only]
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Golden Oriole Weybourne at Muckleburgh Hill south of A149 in field south of Weynor Gardens [3rd bird] NR25 7EQ
Norfolk 2.Golden Orioles (both 1s.male) singing Weybourne still midday at Muckleburgh Hill on west slope tho mobile +elusive
Norfolk Garganey drk y'day Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape in morning
Norfolk 5+Turtle Doves Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes
Norfolk 2.Golden Orioles Weybourne at Muckleburgh Hill mid morning
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves flew north over Winterton Dunes NNR at 7.28am +4+Spoonbills
Norfolk Golden Oriole fem/1s.male Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road +c200yds south of kissing gate at c8.15am then flew SW
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 10.35am Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road +200yds NE of kissing gate (+Garganey Spoonbill) cTF.657.351
Norfolk 5.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 10am Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road +200yds NE of kissing gate +showing well cTF.657.351
Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Great Yarmouth at Bure Park on 12th green at 8am then flushed
Norfolk 4.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Golden Oriole flew east over West Runton at 7.50am
Norfolk Golden Oriole West Runton flew west past Incleborough Hill
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml NNE of Beach Road +200yds NE of kissing gate (+2+Turtle Doves still) cTF.657.351
Norfolk Golden Oriole male singing Weybourne at Muckleburgh Hill at c6.55am
Norfolk Golden Oriole Winterton North Dunes north of concrete blocks flew north past Bramble Gap at 6.41am
Norfolk Golden Oriole male singing Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marshes

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 20th May 2022

 


A bit of a wash out today, rain from 10.30 to mid afternoon. Before the rain a Bittern was heard very distantly and a cuckoo was singing at the Obs and one at Redwell. One Yellow Wagtail fly over.

A marked reduction in Moths in the trap with one trap actually having zero moths! The other trap had 39 moths of 21 species, still no Striped Hawk Moth but we did have one Poplar Hawk Moth and one Pine Hawk Moth. Other species included 1 Latticed heath, 2 Yellow Belle, 1 Spectacle and 1 Marbled Minor agg.

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Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still

Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Winterton Dunes NNR in 2nd field west of Bramble Gap

Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Horsey tho mobile

Norfolk 4.Spoonbills 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes at 12.06pm

Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Titchwell RSPB on Freshmarsh at 10.53am

Norfolk Honey Buzzard Holt flew SE over north end at 10.42am

Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 9.53am Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml north of Beach Road +400yds north of kissing gate TF.654.352

Norfolk Golden Oriole male singing Titchwell RSPB in trees near visitor centre at 8.10am

Norfolk Golden Oriole 1ml SE of Cley flew WSW over The Hangs at 8.29am

Norfolk Golden Oriole 1ml east of Cley +just south of A149 flew west over Walsey Hills NOA

Norfolk 3.Golden Orioles Weybourne flew west over Muckleburgh Hill 8.02-8.06am

Norfolk 5.Golden Orioles West Runton at 7.50am: 1.flew west, 4.appeared to land to south

Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml north of Beach Road +400yds north of kissing gate TF.654.352

Norfolk 3.Garganey (fem +2.young) on Wednesday Buckenham Marshes RSPB +2.Common Cranes

Norfolk Golden Oriole Weybourne flew east over Muckleburgh Hill at 6.43am

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 19th May 2022

Two Cuckoos were in the dunes and both Grey and Yellow Wagtails flew over calling.
 
Moths today included 4 Green Carpets, 3 Common Wainscots, 11 Cinnabars, 3 Buff Tips, Marbled Brown, Coxcomb Prominent, Sallow Kitten, Swallow Prominent, Garden Pebble, 2 Small Elephant Hawks, 2 Ferns, 2 Northern Drabs, Small Square Spot, Brown Rustic, Eyed Hawk Moth, Small Clouded Brindle, Knot Grass, 11 Treble Lines, 6 White Ermine, 4 Flame Wainscots, 2 Bordered Whites, 2 Angle-barred Pugs, 22 Flame Shoulders, Orange Footman, Lime-speck Pug, Hebrew Character, Spectacle, Poplar Hawk, Eyed Hawk, Mottled Rustic, Vine's Rustic, Obscure Wainscot, Pine Beauty, Silver Y, Shuttle-shaped Dart, 4 Setaceous Hebrew Characters, an Angle Shades and 2 Muslin. A Puss moth hatched from least year's coccoons.
 
Several Wall Browns were counted and a Small Heath was near the Observatory
 
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Norfolk Ring Ouzel NE of Weybourne at Spalla Gap midway between shelter +bales
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB still on Freshmarsh at 10.56am
Norfolk no sign of Caspian Tern Martham Broad at 11.40am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Snettisham RSPB in brambles by concrete track to 1st hide at 11.20am
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN Martham Broad at 11.30am
Norfolk no further sign of Caspian Tern Breydon Water at NE end by 11.02am. Access from Asda car park TG.513.085
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN Breydon Water at NE end on mud at 10.24am. Access from Asda car park TG.513.085
Norfolk Black Redstart Caister at Lacon Road briefly
Norfolk 2.Cattle Egrets Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide mid morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 2.Grey-headed Wagtails (1+male) West Runton still in horse paddocks viewable from clifftop car park at 9.41am
Norfolk 2.GREAT REED WARBLERS (both singing) still 9.30am Snettisham Coastal Park: 1.by main path north of Beach Road: 1.100yds north of kissing gate; 1.2/3ml south of kissing gate
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail male West Runton still 9.34am in horse paddocks viewable from clifftop car park
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN 1.5mls SW of Reedham at Nogdam End on River Yare at 9.20am
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN Hickling Broad NWT flew over Brendan's Marsh at 5.40am
Norfolk 2.GREAT REED WARBLERS (both singing) Snettisham Coastal Park: 1.by main path north of Beach Road: 1.100yds north of kissing gate; 1.2/3ml south of kissing gate
Norfolk Spoonbill flew west over Cley NWT at 8.55am
Norfolk Temminck's Stint just east of Wells still at North Point Pools east of causeway (+Wood Sand still +2.Spoonbills). Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk CASPIAN TERN Hickling Broad NWT flew east past Whiteslea Lodge to Heigham Sound at 8.25am
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml north of Beach Road +100yds north of kissing gate at 8am TF.654.349
Norfolk 2.Golden Orioles Sheringham flew west over Beeston Bump at 7.15am
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail male West Runton in paddocks at 7.38am
Norfolk Garganey y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Golden Oriole male singing West Runton at golf course 5.15-5.45am but no further sign by 6.13a

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 17th May 2022

A sunny day with increasing southerly breeze. A Short-eared Owl was seen circling high over lavender marsh early morning and a Hobby was also of note. Three Cuckoos, 6 Swallows, 5 Wheatears and 2 Yellow Wagtails were also of interest.

Moths today included Spruce Carpet, 2 Common Marbled Carpets, Tawny-barred Angle, 3 White Ermine, 4 Cinnabars, 7 Small Elephant Hawks, 2 Buff Tips, 3 Muslins, a Common Pug, 6 Treble Lines, 4 Vine's Rustics, a Small Waved Umber, 4 Flame Shoulders, 2 Northern Drabs, Pine Beauty, Privet Hawk, Mottled Rustic, Shuttle-shaped Dart, Sallow Kitten, White Point, Dog's Tooth, Angle-barred Pug and Grey Pine Carpet.

Butterflies included Common Blue, Green Hairstreak and a Painted Lady.

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Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB still on Freshmarsh
Norfolk Roseate Tern Snettisham RSPB on north pit early a'noon
Norfolk 5.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT still this morning
Norfolk Hooded Crow Hickling Broad NWT at 1.17pm then flew towards Stubb Mill
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marshes
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Hickling Broad NWT still +1s.Little Gull
Norfolk Garganey drk Titchwell RSPB at 12.35pm
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still midday Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 2/3ml north of Beach Road TF.653.344
Norfolk Garganey drk Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 10.40am Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 1ml north of Beach Road in reeds near metal kissing gate tho mobile TF.653.344
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 9.36am Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 2/3ml north of Beach Road TF.653.344
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB still from Island Hide at 9.04am
Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still 8.06am Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 2/3ml north of Beach Road +showing TF.653.344
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NWT on Lavender Marsh at 6.32am
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves y'day Snettisham Coastal Park still
Norfolk Short-toed Lark Sheringham flew west over coast path at 7.10am
Norfolk GREAT REED WARBLER singing still Snettisham Coastal Park by main path 2/3ml north of Beach Road at 6.27am


Holme Bird Observatory Monday 16th May 2022

A Spoonbill flew west and  2 Whimbrel, 3 Common Sandpipers, 17 Little Terns, 42 Sandwich Terns, 3 Turtle Doves, 5 Cuckoo, 5 Swifts, 4 Sand Martins, 10 Swallows, 6 House Martins, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 6 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Whitethroats, 6 Sedge and 2 Reed Warblers, 4 Stonechats, 6 Wheatears, 4 Yellow Wagtails were also noted.

In the moth traps an Emperor, 7 Small Elephant Hawks, a Pine Beauty, Angle Shades, 5 Flame Shoulders, 6 Treble Lines, Small Waved Umber, Brimstone, 2 Eyed Hawks, 2 Vine's Rustics, Nutmeg, Setaceous Hebrew Character, 3 Cinnabar, Poplar Hawk, 3 Shuttle-shaped Dart, Silver Y, 4 Muslin, Buff Tip, 2 Spectacle and 4 White Ermine were caught, and around the reserve 6 Wall, 10 Large and 2 Small White and a Green Hairstreak were among the butterflies seen. 

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Norfolk Common Crane Titchwell RSPB flew east over saltmarsh mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Grey-headed Wagtails West Runton still mid a'noon at Water Lane paddocks (+Blue-headed Wagtail still)
Norfolk 15.Arctic Terns flew NNE past Weybourne Camp this morning
Norfolk American Wigeon drk Potter Heigham Marshes on pool in NW corner viewed from main track at 2.16pm TG.431.193
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW Happisburgh flew north over Beach Road at 1.50pm
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Winterton
Norfolk Turtle Dove Salthouse Heath mid morning
Norfolk 2.Grey-headed Wagtails (1+male) Happisburgh still 12.30pm at Coastwatch on manure heap
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools on west pool at 12.34pm. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still on saltmarsh just north of Blakeney Hotel at 12.23pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Black Redstart 1w.male singing Norwich at Anglia Square still
Norfolk 2.Quail (both males) singing between Field Dalling +Saxlingham by Holt Road in field by bridleway 100yds north of barn late morning TG.019.392
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on Tidal Marsh at 8.34am
Norfolk 3.Grey-headed Wagtails (2+males) West Runton at Water Lane paddocks at 10.33am (+Blue-headed Wagtail)
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Upton Fen NWT on pool from observation tower at 10.36am
Norfolk Corncrake male singing Welney WWT still by car park [heard only]
Norfolk 2.Grey-headed Wagtails (both males) West Runton still 9.47am at Water Lane paddocks
Norfolk Quail male singing between Field Dalling +Saxlingham still by Holt Road in field by bridleway at 9.24am TG.019.392
Norfolk 2.Grey-headed Wagtails Happisburgh at Coastwatch on manure heap at 9.10am
Norfolk 2.Grey-headed Wagtails (both males) West Runton still viewed from beach car park at 8.45am tho elusive
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes east of boardwalk bushes
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still east of East Bank at north end of The Serpentine at 8.30am tho mobile
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk CITRINE WAGTAIL fem Titchwell RSPB flew west over Thornham Point at 8.17am
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB still on Freshmarsh at 7.49am
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail male West Runton still in paddocks at 6.10am
Norfolk 6.Cattle Egrets flew east over Burnham Overy Marsh at 7am +appeared to land near Washington Hide, Holkham Freshmarsh

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 15th May 2022

Mainly breezy and overcast today, 2 Common Terns flew over the Broadwater and a Barn Owl was in the dunes. At the Observatory a Firecrest was in the pines during the morning and 8 Swallows, 2 Swifts, a House Martin, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 7 Chiffchaffs, a Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whitethroats, a Grasshopper Warbler, 9 Sedge, 5 Reed Warblers, 2 Stonechats and 2 Yellow Wagtails were recorded.

Moths today included 2 Least Black Arches, a Small Waved Umber, 2 Pale Tussocks, a Knot Grass, 6 Treble Lines, a female Emperor, 6 Small Elephant Hawks, 3 Muslin, 3 Cinnabar, a White Ermine, Brimstone, 3 Shuttle-shaped Dart, 2 Flame Shoulder, 2 Marbled Minor, Willow Beauty, Poplar Hawk and Silver Y.

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Norfolk 2.Grey-headed Wagtails (both males) West Runton still 3.21pm from Dormy House car park
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Titchwell RSPB still mid a'noon on Freshmarsh
Norfolk Turtle Dove y'day Foulsham in garden
Norfolk Quail Field Dalling /Saxlingham
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still 1.30pm east of East Bank on The Serpentine
Norfolk 2.Grey-headed Wagtails (both males) West Runton still 1.15pm from Dormy House car park
Norfolk 2.Little Gulls (both 1s) Titchwell RSPB on Freshmarsh this morning
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still 12.24pm on saltmarsh just north of Blakeney Hotel with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Snettisham RSPB still
Norfolk unconfirmed report of Black Kite y'day flew over Cley +Blakeney
Norfolk 2.Grey-headed Wagtails (both males) West Runton still 11.04am in cattle field by car park tho distant
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still on saltmarsh just north of Blakeney Hotel at 10.47am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB still on Freshmarsh at 10.15am
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools west of path briefly. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Black Redstart 1w.male singing Norwich at Anglia Square still
Norfolk Spoonbill just east of Wells still at North Point Pools. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills y'day Snettisham RSPB from Rotary Hide
Norfolk 7.Spoonbills y'day Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day west of Wells north of A149 at Spooks Marsh TF.902.438
Norfolk Spoonbill ad y'day flew east over Holme Dunes
Norfolk 2.Grey-headed Wagtails West Runton in paddocks at 6.15am
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT still east of East Bank on The Serpentine at 6am

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 14th May 2022

Highlights today were on the sea a Great Crested Grebe, 57 Little Terns, 78 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns, and around the reserves a Cuckoo, 5 Swifts, 4 Swallows, 5 Chiffchaffs, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroats, 10Sedge and 3 Reed Warblers, and 2 Yellow Wagtails over calling.

In the moth traps 7 White Ermines, 2 Pine Beauties, 12 Cinnabars, 3 Buff Tips, 4 Small Elephant Hawks, a Willow Beauty, 3 Small Waved Umbers, 2 Least Black Arches, 2 Knot Grass, V-Pug, 11 Muslins, Sharp-angled Peacock, 3 Waved Umbers, 6 Treble Lines, 2 Pale Tussocks, 2 Flame Shoulders, a Shoulder Strip, Mottled Rustic, Common Wainscot, Tawny Pinion, Small Square Spot, 2 Shuttle-shaped Dart, Green Carpet, Yellow Belle, Latticed Heath, Brimstone, Garden Pebble, Hebrew Character and 3 Vine's Rustics.

Butterflies included Common Blue, Brimstone, Small Copper, Brown Argus, Green Hairstreak, Orange Tip and Red Admiral.

Four-spotted Chaser, Azure, Blue-tailed and Large Red Damselfly were also recorded.

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Norfolk Ring Ouzel male still 3.35pm Hickling Broad NWT in field north of path opposite Brendan's Marsh TG.429.220
Norfolk Garganey drk Cantley beet factory still this morning. Sign-in at entrance then take f'path SE by River Yare to east end of main pit then take track north along east side of main pit. No other access TG.392.025 NR13 3SH
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands just east of Wells at North Point Pools mid a'noon. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Strumpshaw Fen RSPB drifted NW at 3.05pm
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Hickling Broad NWT still mid a'noon 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh from viewing platform TG.429.220
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose between Horsey Mill +West Somerton along footpath with Greylag Geese
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still. 3.Spoonbills Brancaster Staithe. 2.Spoonbills just east of Wells still at North Point Pools
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still. 3.Spoonbills Brancaster Staithe. 2.Spoonbills just east of Wells still at North Point Pools
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still. 3.Spoonbills Brancaster Staithe. 2.Spoonbills just east of Wells still at North Point Pools
Norfolk White Stork Hockwold Washes from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB at 1.30pm
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still 12.48pm viewed from hill behind Two Magpies Bakery with 2.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk possible Glossy Ibis flew east over Norwich at 12.27pm
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands just east of Wells at North Point Pools by east pool at 12.30pm. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing New Buckenham Common at 7.05am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Hickling Broad NWT still 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh mid morning +2.Spotted Redshanks TG.429.220
Norfolk Spoonbill Breydon Water this morning
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB still late morning on Freshmarsh
Norfolk 6.Turtle Doves Snettisham Coastal Park +2.Spoonbills
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Hickling Broad NWT still late morning 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh from viewing platform TG.429.220
Norfolk 2+Wood Sands Hickling Broad NWT still 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh TG.429.220
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes +Spoonbill
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still on saltmarsh just north of Blakeney Hotel with 5.Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich at Anglia Square still
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Hickling Broad NWT still 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh from viewing platform TG.429.220
Norfolk Little Gull 1s Titchwell RSPB still on Freshmarsh
Norfolk Cattle Egret 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham flew NE over Potter Heigham Marshes early morning
Norfolk 2.Curlew Sands Welney WWT +3.Spoonbills
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes on Thursday flew over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB. Common Crane flew over Claxton
Norfolk 3.Common Cranes on Thursday flew over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB. Common Crane flew over Claxton
Norfolk Garganey WSW of Hockwold cum Wilton from Cowle's Drove early morning
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail male still West Runton at Water Lane at 7am
Norfolk 5.Wood Sands y'day Hickling Broad NWT still 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh in evng +male.Ring Ouzel still TG.429.220
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools at 6am. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 13th May 2022

A breezy day but with pleasant sunshine. A few Swifts continued to move during the day and a Yellow Wagtail flew over calling. 

In the moth traps a Red Twin-spot Carpet, 5 Muslins, a Small Elephant Hawk Moth, 3 Treble Lines, Setaceous Hebrew Character, 5 Shuttle-shaped Darts, an Eyed Hawk Moth, Pine Hawk Moth, Knot Grass, Nutmeg, 5 Flame Shoulders, Spectacle, Hebrew Character, Northern Drab, Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet and the highlight was an Orange Footman (pictured).


Butterflies included Brown Argus, Small Copper, Green Hairstreak and Wall Brown.

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Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Hockwold Washes still from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Hickling Broad NWT still 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh from viewing platform at 2.30pm (+4+Wood Sands still) TG.429.220
Norfolk Hawfinch Grime's Graves at 9.27am
Norfolk 3.Corncrakes Welney WWT (+3.Common Cranes)
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Snettisham RSPB by track to Rotary Hide at 10.40am
Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB +2.Spoonbills
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Stiffkey flew west over saltmarsh at 12.28pm
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves flew south over Hunstanton Cliffs 6am-7am
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still 11.28am at North Point Pools. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 6.Wood Sands y'day Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew SW over Langham at 11.46am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Snettisham RSPB by 1st pit
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Cley flew over just south of visitor centre at 11.32am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard 1ml east of Cley flew over Walsey Hills NOA at 11.24am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Kelling flew over village at 11.14am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard flew west over Sheringham at 10.48am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Weybourne flew west over coastguard cottages at 11.05am
Norfolk Honey Buzzard West Runton flew over ridge then towards coast
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Burnham Overy Dunes at 9.45am then flew north
Norfolk Honey Buzzard y'day between Loddon +Eccles flew over A148 at Stockton at 5.10pm
Norfolk BLACK KITE reported Felbrigg Hall NT at 6.55am
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marshes TF.658.350
Norfolk Spoonbill just east of Wells still at North Point Pools. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Golden Oriole Weybourne Camp flew west over Rookery Wood +Muckleburgh Hill at 9.02am
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still on saltmarsh just north of Blakeney Hotel at 7.30am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Cley NWT still +Spoonbill still
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Snettisham RSPB in evng
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Snettisham RSPB in evng +2.Turtle Doves still

Holme Bird Observatory Thursday 12th May 2022


Another steady trickle of Swifts and Swallows today with 3 Yellow Wagtail flyovers. Otherwise fairly quiet for birds.

Lots of butterflies around especially Green Hairstreak and Wall Brown.

The moth traps picked up after yesterdays rain, the majority were Flame Shoulder and Muslin but also a nice Angle Shades and a very worn Pine Hawk Moth.

Green Hairstreak on Tamarisk flowers

Angle Shade

Chocolate Tip


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Norfolk Montagu's Harrier fem Titchwell RSPB flew in off sea at 1.15pm then flew west

Norfolk Osprey Hickling Broad NWT over Brendan's Marsh at 10am

Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle imm over Potter Heigham Marshes at 12.56pm

Norfolk Garganey drk Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park from Lake Hide

Norfolk 4.Spoonbills flew west past Burnham Overy 11.42am-12.03pm

Norfolk 3.Spoonbills flew west past Burnham Overy at 11.42am

Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW Cley NWT flew SW over Pat's Pool at 11.38am

Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes from Weavers' Way at The Holt at 11.20am

Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Heacham at South Beach

Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW Weybourne flew west over coastguards at 11.06am

Norfolk no sign of Osprey Ormesby Little Broad at 10.09am

Norfolk Spoonbill just east of Wells still at North Point Pools west of path. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431

Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools west of path. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431

Norfolk 3.Spoonbills y'day Cley NWT

Norfolk Osprey Ormesby Little Broad still 8.05am

Norfolk Turtle Dove y'day Cromer at Cromer Golf Course

Norfolk Velvet Scoter y'day flew NW past Mundesley in morning


Holme Bird Observatory Wednesday 11th May 2022

A Greenshank and Common Sandpiper were around the Broadwater today and a steady trickle of Swifts and hirundines were noted passing the Obs in between the rain.
The moth traps produced 2 Buff Tip, 3 Small Elephant Hawkmoths, 4 Muslin, 5 Shuttle shaped Darts, 7 Treble Lines, 4 Northern Drabs, 16  Flame Shoulders and single Hebrew Character, Sharp-angled Peacock, Purple Bar, Celypha lacunana, Privet Hawkmoth, White Ermine, Heart and Dart and Lychnis.

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Norfolk still no further sign of Tawny Pipit West Runton at overflow car park by 3.11pm (but Whinchat in field east of car park)
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Salthouse at 2.48pm: 1.on shingle; 1.over marsh east of Iron Road north of Dun Cow
Norfolk Osprey Ormesby Little Broad still 3.08pm in tree from viewing platform
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW just east of Wells at North Point Pools at 2.42pm +showing well. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Osprey flew NW over California mid a'noon
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still on saltmarsh just north of Blakeney Hotel at 12.20pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk no further sign of Tawny Pipit West Runton at overflow car park by 1.36pm
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Hickling Broad NWT still 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh from viewing mound at 9am +Temminck's Stint still (+Wood Sand still +3+Common Cranes) TG.429.220
Norfolk Osprey Ormesby Little Broad still 1.20pm in tree from viewing platform
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still 12.13pm
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT West Runton till 12.40pm in overflow car park then flew west
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT West Runton still 12.10pm in overflow car park
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands just east of Wells still at North Point Pools. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Osprey Ormesby Little Broad at 12.05pm
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 12.01pm
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT West Runton still 11.45am in overflow car park
Norfolk still no futher sign of Tawny Pipit West Runton north of A149 at Water Lane in field by Seaview Cafe by 11.35am. male.Grey-headed Wagtail then flew west NR27 9Q
Norfolk repeat: TAWNY PIPIT West Runton north of A149 at Water Lane flew to field by Seaview Cafe at 11.09am but no further sign by 11.15am but male.Grey-headed Wagtail NR27 9QP
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT West Runton flew to field by Sea View Cafe at 11.09am +male Grey-headed Wagtail
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools +3.Spoonbills. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Garganey y'day Cantley beet factory. Sign-in at entrance then take f'path SE by River Yare to east end of main pit then take track north along east side of main pit. No other access TG.392.025 NR13 3SH
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Hickling Broad NWT still at Swim Coots at 8.45am +Temminck's Stint. Access by NWT boat
Norfolk Cattle Egret flew west over Cley NWT at 6.15am

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 10th May 2022

Moths today were slightly better than expected with 9 Flame Shoulder, 2 Shuttle shaped Dart, 2 Muslin and single Yellow Belle, Northern Drab, Hebrew Character, White Point, Treble Lines, Silver Y, Lychnis, Rustic Shoulder Knot and Emperor.

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Norfolk 5.Wood Sands Hickling Broad NWT on Brendan's Marsh this morning
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT still mid a'noon on Pat's Pool (+2.Wood Sands still)
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Kelling Heath at 2.35pm then flew west
Norfolk Spoonbill West Runton
Norfolk 2.Garganey Welney WWT still at 8.52am
Norfolk 3.Dotterel still 1.40pm 1.25mls SW of Thornham north of Green Bank bridleway in field 1/2ml west of trig point cTF.713.422. Park carefully TF.713.420
Norfolk Spoonbill just east of Wells still 12.20pm at North Point Pools. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Wood Sand Burnham Norton on pools closest to car park at midday
Norfolk 2.Dotterel still 1.25mls SW of Thornham north of Green Bank bridleway in field 1/2ml west of trig point at 11.29am. Park carefully TF.713.420
Norfolk 2.Common Cranes Welney WWT still
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands Cley NWT still 11.03am on Pat's Pool
Norfolk Turtle Dove singing Snettisham RSPB still in tree by car park at 10.54am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Ranworth Broad NWT at 10.50am
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still Hickling Broad NWT 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh at 10.25am +2.Temminck's Stints still (2+Wood Sands still)) TG.429.220
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Welney WWT on Lady Fen then flew south past visitor centre +Garganey still
Norfolk Spoonbill just east of Wells still at North Point Pools at 7.30am. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT still 10.02am on Pat's Pool (3.Wood Sands +Spoonbill)
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS y'day still evng Hickling Broad NWT 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh +3.Temminck's Stints still (6.Wood Sands +Cattle Egret from Weavers Way ) TG.429.220
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands just east of Wells still at North Point Pools on west flood. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Teal Hide at 9.07am
Norfolk Turtle Dove singing Snettisham Coastal Park still at 9.05am
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool from Teal Hide at 8.41am
Norfolk 6.Wood Sands 1ml ENE of Stiffkey at Stiffkey Fen 4.flew off west. Use A149 layby, walk east +take path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.986.438
Norfolk no sign of Cattle Egret Cley NWT from Babcock Hide by 8.07am
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cley NWT from Babcock Hide near cows at 7.46am
Norfolk Cattle Egret flew west from Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow at 7.40am
Norfolk Cattle Egret flew west over Weybourne Camp at 7.18am
Norfolk Spoonbill ad y'day Holme NOA briefly then flew east
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT still on Simmonds' Scrape at 6.50am (+Wood Sand)



Holme Bird Observatory Monday 9th May 2022

Sadly too windy for nets today. Highlights include one Wheatear, 77 Grey Plover, 164 Oystercatchers, 8 Whitethroat, 8 Sedge Warblers and one Grasshopper Warbler. Butterfly numbers were high again with the sunny conditions with a good variety. Assistant Warden Emma's dog Freddy wasn't feeling well so came to the Obs to enjoy the sun!


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Norfolk Wood Sand Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Corncrake male singing Welney WWT still at Friends Hide (+4.Common Cranes Garganey)
Norfolk dead Short-eared Owl Winterton Dunes NNR
Norfolk 4.Dotterel (3.males) still 1.50pm 1.25mls SW of Thornham north of Green Bank bridleway in field 1/2ml west of trig point. Park carefully TF.713.420
Norfolk Jack Snipe just east of Wells at North Point Pools viewable from north end of path this a'noon. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Buckenham still 1.11pm at Station Road at sand pit near brick pill box
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands just east of Wells at North Point Pools. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still 12.35pm on saltmarsh just north of Blakeney Hotel tho mobile with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 3.Temminck's Stints Hickling Broad NWT 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh from viewing platform at 12.59pm TG.429.220
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Hickling Broad NWT still 12.47pm 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh from viewing platform TG.429.220
Norfolk 2.Black Terns Hickling Broad NWT
Norfolk 4.Wood Sands 1ml ENE of Stiffkey at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.986.438
Norfolk 2+BLACK-WINGED STILTS still this a'noon Hickling Broad NWT 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh. 2.Temminck's Stints from viewing platform (+4+Wood Sands 8.Common Cranes) TG.429.220
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Buckenham at Station Road at sand pit near brick pill box at 11.53am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Hickling Broad NWT by mound near Stubb Mill +Common Crane
Norfolk Spoonbill just east of Wells again at North Point Pools. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT still 10.49am near Babcock Hide
Norfolk 3.Dotterel still 11.14am 1.25mls SW of Thornham north of Green Bank bridleway in field 1/2ml west of trig point. Park carefully TF.713.420
Norfolk Turtle Dove Snettisham from car park late morning
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT from Babcock Hide
Norfolk no sign of Temminck's Stint Salthouse by Iron Road on Swan Lake mid morning
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem SE of Waxham +100yds north of pipe dump
Norfolk 4.Spoonbills Winterton flew past Bramble Gap towards Hickling at 9am
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 8pm
Norfolk 4.Dotterel (2.males) 1.25mls SW of Thornham north of Green Bank bridleway in field 1/2ml west of trig point mid morning. Park carefully TF.713.420
Norfolk Black Redstart male singing Norwich at Anglia Square
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still on saltmarsh just north of Blakeney Hotel at 8.41am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 3.BLACK-WINGED STILTS still Hickling Broad NWT 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh at 8am tho mobile TG.429.220
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day flew west over Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 7.49am then flew west (+1s.Little Gull still)
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves y'day Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands y'day Cley NWT on North Scrape at dusk
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool from Bishop's Hide at 7.04am
Norfolk 3.Dotterel 1.25mls SW of Thornham north of Green Bank bridleway in field 1/2ml west of trig point. Park carefully TF.713.420


Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 8th May 2022

A quiet day, except for the White-tailed Sea Eagle which flew past just after 11am. Other birds of note were a Red Kite, 2 Cuckoos, 5 Swallows, 2 House Martins, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 6 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whitethroats, and a Yellow Wagtail.

Moths today included 3 Knot Grass, Waved Umber, 2 Northern Drabs, Chinese Character, 2 Green Carpet, 6 Cinnabars, 2 Yellow Belles, 6 Muslin, 2 Pine Beauty, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Least Black Arches, Angle-barred Pug, Flame Shoulder, 2 White Ermine, Nut-tree Tussock, 2 Buff Tips, Vine's Rustic, Hebrew Character, Treble Lines and Narrow-winged Pug.

Green Hairstreak, Orange Tip, Brimstone, Small Heath, Small Copper and many Wall Browns were on the wing.

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Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cley NWT east of East Bank at 2.42pm
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT still 2.56pm on Pat's Pool from Teal Hide
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Cley NWT this morning
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Snettisham RSPB flew along northern pits at 1.25pm. Spoonbill ad still from Rotary hide at 1.30pm
Norfolk 4.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1+male) still this a'noon Hickling Broad NWT 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh viewed from path to east (+2.Wood Sands still +drk.Garganey still +3.Common Cranes) TG.429.220
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still 1.55pm on saltmarsh just north of Blakeney Hotel with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Cley NWT still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills Burnham Overy Marsh from layby this a'noon
Norfolk 2.Garganey (1.drk) Winterton Dunes +6.Common Cranes
Norfolk 2.Dotterel (1.fem) still 12.30pm 1.25mls SW of Thornham south of Green Bank bridleway in field 1/2ml west of trig point. Park carefully TF.713.420
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints Cley NWT on Pat's Pool from Teal Hide at 1pm
Norfolk Little Gull 2s Snettisham RSPB flew past Shore Hide at 12.42pm
Norfolk no further sign of any Temminck's Stints just east of Wells at North Point Pools by 11.49am (but Wood Sand at east end +Spoonbill flew over). Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Salthouse by Iron Road on Swan Lake at 12.10pm
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle imm Snettisham Coastal Park till 11.50am then flew west
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle imm Snettisham Coastal Park circling at 11.47am
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle imm Snettisham circling north of Ken Hill Marshes at 11.38am
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle imm Hunstanton flew SW over Seagate car park at 11.26am
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle imm Titchwell RSPB at 10.58am
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT still on Pat's Pool at 10.47am
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle imm Blakeney Point flew west over Far Point at 10.15am
Norfolk released White-tailed Eagle east of Wells flew north at 10.30am
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills flew NE over Titchwell RSPB at 9.45am
Norfolk 4.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1+male) still 9.53am Hickling Broad NWT 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh viewed from path to east (+Wood Sand still +2.drk.Garganey) TG.429.220
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints still 9.03am just east of Wells at North Point Pools. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB still 8.18am on Freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk 2.Temminck's Stints just east of Wells at North Point Pools briefly. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 4.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1+male) still Hickling Broad NWT 1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh from track to Stubb Mill (+4.Wood Sands 1+Garganey) TG.429.220
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day 1ml ENE of Stiffkey at Stiffkey Fen. Use A149 layby, walk east +take path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.986.438
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools at 7.13am +Spoonbill. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Purple Heron Horsey Mere flew over back at dawn (+13.Common Cranes)
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still on saltmarsh just north of Blakeney Hotel at 7.23am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Wood Sand Cley NWT on south side of North Scrape at 7.10am then flew east
Norfolk 2.Dotterel (1.fem) still 1.25mls SW of Thornham south of Green Bank bridleway in field 1/2ml west of trig point at 7.17am. Park carefully TF.713.420
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB still on Freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide at 7.03am (+1s.Little Gull)
Norfolk Spotted Flycatcher Wymondham in cemetery

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 7th May 2022

On the sea today 4 Fulmars, 5 Little Terns, 37 Sandwich Terns and a Common Tern were seen. Also of interest were 3 Red Kites, a Spotted Redshank, 3 Cuckoos, a Sand Martin, 2 Swallows, 5 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 9 Sedge Warblers, 6 Reed Warblers and 3 Yellow Wagtails. 

Moths included 3 Small Elephant Hawks, a Pine Hawk, Poplar Hawk, 3 Northern Drabs, a Least Black Arches, 3 Knot Grass, 2 Angle-barred Pugs, a Red Twin-spot Carpet, Dark-barred Twin-spot Carpet, 17 Muslins, Small Waved Umber, 3 Yellow Belles, 3 Pine Beauties, Hebrew Character, Waved Umber, female Emperor, 4 White Ermine, 7 Cinnabar, Nut-tree Tussock, 2 Chocolate Tip, Puss Moth, 4 Treble Lines, 2 Flame Shoulders, Purple Bar, Pebble Prominent, Vine's Rustic, Swallow Prominent, Lunar Marbled Brown and Common Wave. 

Butterflies included Small Copper, Green Hairstreak, Small Heath, Orange Tip and Wall Brown. A Blue-tailed Damselfly was at the pond.

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Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still 3.55pm on saltmarsh north of Blakeney Hotel with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Honey Buzzard King's Lynn flew north over South Wootton at 3pm
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT still 3.50pm Hickling Broad NWT c1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh from track to Stubb Mill cTG.429.220
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose ad Hickling Broad NWT again on Brendan's Marsh at 2.56pm
Norfolk 2.Ruddy Shelducks Welney WWT again from Reedbed Hide
Norfolk Little Gull 1w Titchwell RSPB at 2.38pm
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still at North Point Pools. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk 3.Garganey Hockwold Washes still from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB
Norfolk 4.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) Hickling Broad NWT c1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh from track to Stubb Mill at 2.30pm cTG.429.220
Norfolk 4.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (2.males) Hickling Broad NWT c1/2ml ESE of car park at Brendan's Marsh from track to Stubb Mill at 2.30pm cTG.429.220
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB still mid a'noon on Freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle flew west over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 2.16pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle 1ml east of Cley flew NW over Walsey Hills NOA at c2.08pm
Norfolk White-tailed Eagle just south of Muckleburgh Hill flew NW mid a'noon
Norfolk Bar-tailed Godwit Welney WWT still from main observatory
Norfolk Common Crane flew NE over Whitlingham Ctry Park at midday
Norfolk 3.BLACK-WINGED STILTS (1.male) Hickling Broad NWT c1/2ml ESE of car park on Bishop's Marsh from track to Stubb Mill at 12.55pm (+4.Garganey (3.drks) 2.Wood Sands) cTG.429.220
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB still early a'noon on Freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk 2.Dotterel (1.fem) still late morning 1.25mls SW of Thornham south of Green Bank bridleway in field 1ml west of trig point. Park carefully TF.713.420
Norfolk Wood Sand Cantley beet factory still this morning. Sign-in at entrance then take f'path SE by River Yare to east end of main pit then take track north along east side of main pit. No other access TG.392.025 NR13 3SH
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still in channel west of Blakeney Quay from coast path early a'noon with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB still mid morning on Freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide
Norfolk 3.Turtle Doves Snettisham Coastal Park still at Ken Hill Marshes
Norfolk 3.Spoonbills Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS Hickling Broad NWT c250yds ESE of car park on Brendan's Marsh at c9am cTG.429.220
Norfolk 2.Dotterel still 1.25mls SW of Thornham south of Green Bank bridleway in field 1ml west of trig point. Park carefully TF.713.420
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT till c7.50am Hickling Broad NWT c250yds ESE of car park on Brendan's Marsh then flew east cTG.429.220
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT still Hickling Broad NWT c250yds ESE of car park on Brendan's Marsh at 7.35am cTG.429.220
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands y'day Cantley beet factory. Sign-in at entrance then take f'path SE by River Yare to east end of main pit then take track north along east side of main pit. No other access TG.392.025 NR13 3SH
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB again on Freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide at 7.01am

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 6th May 2022

At sea 2 Great Crested Grebes, 12 Little Terns and 45 Sandwich Terns were seen. Other birds of note were a Great White Egret, 8 Red Kites, 3 Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper, 3 Cuckoos, a Hobby, 8 Sand Martins, 28 Swallows, a House Martin, 3 Lesser Whitethroats, Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Yellow Wagtails, and 2 Dotterel were again seen on Green Bank during the morning.

A good range of moths included 4 Knot Grass, 2 V-Pugs, 2 Least Black Arches, 4 Green Carpets, a Garden Carpet, 7 Cinnabars, 2 Waved Umbers, a Small Elephant Hawk moth, 8 Muslins, 4 Red Twin-spot Carpets, 2 Angle-barred Pugs, a Streamer, 3 Northern Drabs, 2 White Ermine, 3 Buff Tip, a Chocolate Tip, Pebble Prominent, 2 Pine Beauties, 2 Treble Lines, a Lunar Marbled Brown, Water Carpet and a Sharp-angled Peacock.

There were plenty of butterflies too with 4 Brown Argus, 5 Green Hairstreaks, 6 Orange Tips, 3 Brimstones, 7 Walls, 8 Peacocks, 2 Small Heaths, 3 Common Blues, 7 Green-veined Whites, a Small White and 3 Speckled Woods. There were several damselflies on the wing with 12 Large Reds and a Common Blue also recorded.

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Norfolk Corncrake male singing Welney WWT still from Reedbed Hide (+2.Common Cranes)
Norfolk 2.Garganey Hockwold Washes still from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB
Norfolk no further sign of Pec Sand between Holkham +Wells north of A149 on pool NW of gate mid a'noon. Park carefully +don't block gates TF.902.438
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT still 2.21pm Hickling Broad NWT c250yds ESE of car park on Brendan's Marsh from viewing platform cTG.429.220
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still 12.50pm on saltmarsh opposite west end of Blakeney Quay with Dark-bellied Brent Geese (+Pale-bellied Brent Goose still)
Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB briefly on Freshmarsh at 12.25pm
Norfolk Wood Sand between Holkham +Wells still on scrape along A149 at 1.05pm TF.902.438
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands Hickling Broad NWT still 12.59pm on Brendan's Marsh from viewing platform +drk.Garganey still
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT still 12.50pm Hickling Broad NWT c250yds ESE of car park on Brendan's Marsh from viewing platform cTG.429.220
Norfolk Pec Sand between Holkham +Wells still 12.40pm left hand poolon scrape along A149 TF.902.438
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still on saltmarsh opposite west end of Blakeney Quay with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Osprey flew west over Brancaster Harbour at 11.13am
Norfolk Pec Sand between Holkham +Wells on scrape along A149 at 10.03am TF.902.439
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT again 11.05am Hickling Broad NWT c250yds ESE of car park on Brendan's Marsh cTG.429.220
Norfolk Osprey Holkham Park circling over monument at 10.56am
Norfolk Wood Warbler singing Trimingham briefly along Gimmingham Road in Kearns Foundation Campsite
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT Salthouse flew west over Gramborough Hill +landed NE of white bridges on Beach Road at c10.25am
Norfolk 2.BLACK-WINGED STILTS reported ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still at Potter Heigham Marshes at 10.11am
Norfolk TAWNY PIPIT Weybourne flew west over Weybourne Camp at 10.05am
Norfolk 2+Wood Sands Hickling Broad NWT still on Brendan's Marsh from viewing platform +2.Garganey (both drks)
Norfolk 2.Dotterel still 1.25mls SW of Thornham north of Green Bank bridleway in field 1ml west of trig point at 9.05am. Park carefully TF.714.421
Norfolk Turtle Dove male singing Snettisham Coastal Park still
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT till 7.15am Hickling Broad NWT c250yds ESE of car park on Brendan's Marsh then flew east (+drk.Garganey +Wood Sand still from platform) cTG.429.220
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT again Hickling Broad NWT c250yds ESE of car park on Brendan's Marsh on 1st pool

Holme Bird Observatory Tuesday 3rd May 2022

A remarkably quiet day. At least 2 Ruff were still at Thornham and a group of six Swallows flew east. A Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroats and 2 Grasshopper Warblers were also of interest.
 
In the moth traps a Sharp-angled Peacock, 4 Muslins, a Knot Grass, Northern Drab and Least Black Arches were caught. A Green Hairstreak, 4 Wall Browns, Small Heath, Orange Tip and Peacock were also of note.
 
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Norfolk 4.Garganey (3.drks) Hockwold Washes still from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB this a'noon
Norfolk 4.Glossy Ibises Welney WWT from Lyle Hide at 3.35pm. male.Corncrake singing still 3pm on bank opposite old Allport Hide
Norfolk Ring Ouzel y'day flew west over Scolt Head Island
Norfolk 2.Turtle Doves Snettisham Coastal Park on wires near 5-bar gate at 3pm
Norfolk 5.Dotterel (2+males) still 2.15pm 1.25mls SW of Thornham north of Green Bank bridleway in field 1/2ml west of trig point tho distant. Park carefully TF.714.421
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still on saltmarsh north of Blakeney Hotel at 2.12pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills just east of Wells again at North Point Pools at 11.20am. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Beeston Regis at Beeston Priory in horse paddocks at 1.01pm
Norfolk no sign of Ring Ouzel Seething
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Burnham Overy Dunes still just south of fence at 11.43am
Norfolk Little Stint Salthouse still by Iron Road on Swan Lake at 11.58am +Snow Bunting
Norfolk Corncrake male singing Welney WWT still near old Allport Hide at 11.35am
Norfolk 6.Dotterel (3.males) still 10.40am 1.25mls SW of Thornham north of Green Bank bridleway in field 1/2ml west of trig point. Park carefully TF.714.421
Norfolk 6.Dotterel (3.males) still 10am 1.25mls SW of Thornham in field by Green Bank bridleway 1/2ml west of trig point. Park carefully TF.714.421
Norfolk 6.Dotterel (3.males) still 8.57am 1.25mls SW of Thornham in ploughed field south of Green Bank bridleway 1/2ml west of trig point. Park carefully TF.714.421
Norfolk 6.Dotterel (3.males) still 1ml NNE of Ringstead +1/3ml east of Peddars Way in ploughed field south of Green Bank bridleway +showing well TF.714.421
Norfolk 3.Garganey y'day Hockwold Washes still from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB
Norfolk 2.Ruddy Shelducks y'day Welney WWT
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Cley NWT still near East Bank

Holme Bird Observatory Monday 2nd May 2022

Highlights today were a Spoonbill, Great White Egret, 3 Little Ringer Plovers, 4 Ruff, 3 Cuckoos, 9 Swallows, 4 House Martins, 12 Chiffchaffs, 5 Blackcaps, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 9 Sedge and 2 Reed Warblers, 2 Stonechats, 2 Wheatears, 3 Yellow Wagtails and a White Wagtail. On Green Bank 5 Dotterel were showing during the afternoon.

In the moth traps a total of 30 species were recorded including a Fern, Small Waved Umber, Waved Umber, Streamer, Northern Drab, Puple Bar, Sharp-angled Peacock, Red Twin-spot Carpet, Cinnabar, Muslin, Green Carpet, Shoulder Stripe, Knot Grass, Least Black Arches, Treble Lines, Flame Shoulder, Frosted Green, Eyed Hawk, Poplar Hawk, Small Elephant Hawk, Yellow Belle, Silver Y, Flame Shoulder, Nut-tree Tussock and Ruby Tiger. 

Butterflies included Orange Tip, Wall Brown, Small Heath, and Brimstone.

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Norfolk Shorelark still mid a'noon 1.5mls NW of Winterton west of north end of North Dunes in ploughed field west of wood along track west of concrete blocks
Norfolk Corncrake male singing Welney WWT still mid a'noon near old Allport Hide
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Wryneck Holkham Freshmarsh in trees from Washington Hide at 2.36pm
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still on saltmarsh north of Blakeney Hotel at 2.02pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham still 1.45pm at Potter Heigham Marshes
Norfolk 2.Glossy Ibises 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham flew west over Potter Heigham Marshes at 1.20pm
Norfolk 5.Dotterel still 1pm 1ml NNE of Ringstead +1/3ml east of Peddars Way in field by Green Bank bridleway TF.714.421
Norfolk 7.Ring Ouzels Waxham flew south over Waxham Sands 10.20am-10.25am
Norfolk Wood Sand Horsey flew south over Nelson Head track at 8.25am +5.Bar-tailed Godwits in field
Norfolk Wood Sand 1ml ESE of Potter Heigham at Potter Heigham Marshes this morning +2.Bar-tailed Godwits
Norfolk Wood Sand King's Lynn on Hardwick flood lagoon TF.642.184. Park west of A149 past roundabout +view from verge
Norfolk 2.Glossy Ibises Hickling Broad NWT till 12.53pm on Brendan's Marsh then flew east
Norfolk 5.Dotterel still 12.19pm 1ml NNE of Ringstead +1/3ml east of Peddars Way in field by Green Bank bridleway TF.714.421
Norfolk Shorelark Winterton-on-Sea in ploughed field (+Ring Ouzel)
Norfolk Corncrake male singing Welney WWT still (+Garganey still)
Norfolk 2.Glossy Ibises Hickling Broad NWT again on Brendan's Marsh at eastern end at 11.38am
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose ad Hickling Broad NWT still on Brendan's Marsh early morning +Garganey 6.Bar-tailed Godwits
Norfolk Black Tern flew west past Titchwell RSPB offshore at 11.02am
Norfolk Wood Sand Hockwold Washes still from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB at 10am +drk.Garganey still
Norfolk 5.Dotterel 1ml NNE of Ringstead +1/3ml east of Peddars Way in field by Green Bank bridleway at 9am TF.714.421
Norfolk 2.Black Terns flew east past Weybourne at 9.55am
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT y'day Welney WWT again
Norfolk Little Stint Salthouse still along Iron Road on Swan Lake at 9.33am
Norfolk Little Gull 1w Breydon Water at eastern end at 9.03am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels flew over West Runton
Norfolk Wood Sand y'day Hockwold Washes still from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB in evng +3.Garganey (2.drks) +Bar-tailed Godwit
Norfolk Osprey Hickling Broad NWT flew over Brendan's Marsh at 5.35am
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 7.11am
Norfolk Black Tern flew east past Weybourne at 6.44am

Holme Bird Observatory Sunday 1st May 2022

At Thornham near the harbour 7 Golden Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 5 Ruff, a Spotted Redshank and a Jack Snipe were of note. Also of interest were 10 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Snipe, a Great White Egret, 2 Med Gulls, 2 Cuckoos, 26 Swallows moving west, 8 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 7 Blackcaps, 7 Lesser Whitethroats, 4 Whitethroats, 2 Grasshopper Warblers, 10 Sedge and 6 Reed Warblers, a Stonechat, 2 Wheatears, 10 Yellow Wagtails passing west, and a White Wagtail on the fresh marsh.

In the moth traps a Puss Moth stole the show, with 3 Small Waved Umber, a Streamer, a Powdered Quaker, 6 Muslin, a Ruby Tiger, 2 Flame Shoulders, 2 Nut-tree Tussocks, 2 Cinnabars, a Pine Beauty, a Red Chestnut and a Hebrew Character. 

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Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (1.male) Burnham Overy Dunes still
Norfolk Corncrake male singing Welney WWT still then flew across into scrub by old hide at 3.45pm
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail West Runton still 2.40pm in cattle paddocks with 25.Yellow Wagtails
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still 2.18pm on saltmarsh west of Blakeney Quay with 170.Dark-bellied Brent
Norfolk 3.Spoonbill Salthouse on Salthouse Marsh at 1.54pm
Norfolk Russian White-fronted Goose ad Hickling Broad NWT still this morning +2.Spoonbill flew west
Norfolk Blue-headed Wagtail West Runton in cattle paddocks with c30.Yellow Wagtails at 1.55pm
Norfolk 6.Ring Ouzels Roydon Common NNR still at 8am tho elusive +mobile
Norfolk Black Tern Welney WWT +Garganey still
Norfolk 2.Spoonbills flew west past Sidestrand this morning
Norfolk RIng Ouzel Dersingham Bog NNR flew west along path
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Salthouse still at Gramborough Hill mid-morning
Norfolk 3.Velvet Scoters Holkham Bay at 11.30am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (1.male) Morston in paddock with rubble TG.017.439
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still 10.30am on saltmarsh north of Blakeney Hotel with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.Arctic Terns Whitlingham Great Broad
Norfolk Garganey drk Hickling Broad NWT still on Brendan's Marsh at 9.43am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Lynford Arboretum in cattle field at 9.26am tho distant
Norfolk Ring Ouzel West Runton still at Incleborough Hill at 6.04am tho distant
Norfolk Ring Ouzel fem Seething still at 8.30am
Norfolk no sign of Black-winged Stilt Hickling Broad NWT c250yds ESE of car park on Brendan's Marsh nor Purple Heron by 8.45am (+Wood Sand still) cTG.429.220
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Morston in paddock with rubble at 8.28am TG.017.439
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW Winterton flew south past bramble gap at 7.38am
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still on saltmarsh north of Blakeney Hotel at 6am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese

Holme Bird Observatory Saturday 30th April 2022

 A beautiful day with sunshine and light winds, visual migration was apparent. Highlights were single Great White Egret and Spoonbill, 12 Golden Plover in summer plumage, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 22 Whimbrel, a Ruff, a Greenshank, a Wood Sandpiper, Snipe, Cuckoo, Sand Martin 35+ Swallows, House Martin, 3 Grasshopper Warblers, 15 Sedge Warblers, 8 Reed Warblers, a Stonechat, 5 Wheatears, 3 Yellow Wagtails, Grey Wagtail, a Redpoll and 2 Ravens. On the sea a male Red-breasted Merganser and a female Goosander were noted, with 21 Sandwich and 2 Common Terns also of note.

 In the moth traps a Cinnabar, Common Pug, Angle Shades, Hebrew Character and 2 Muslins were caught. A Large Red Damselfly, 6 Green Hairstreaks, 4 Orange Tips, 3 Small Coppers, a Brown Argus, 2 Small Heaths, 5 Wall Browns, 2 Small Tortoiseshells, 4 Peacocks, a Speckled Wood, 4 Green-veined Whites, 2 Brimstones were also seen.

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Norfolk 3.Wood Sands Cantley beet factory still this a'noon. Sign-in at entrance then take footpath SE by River Yare to east end of main pit then take track north along east side of main pit. No other access TG.392.025 NR13 3SH
Norfolk Wryneck Kelling in garden briefly
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just W.of Stiffkey Fen by River Stiffkey N.of A149 between pond +sea wall at 3.35pm. Use A149 layby, walk east +take path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.986.438
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still mid a'noon off Blakeney Quay with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels West Runton at Incleborough Hill
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Weybourne
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels (2.males) Burnham Overy Dunes
Norfolk Wood Sand Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park from Wader Scrape Hide at 2.36pm
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT still 2.25pm Hickling Broad NWT c250yds ESE of car park on Brendan's Marsh (+3.Garganey) cTG.429.220
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes east of path from Burnham Overy Staithe
Norfolk 4.Ring Ouzels (2.males) Salthouse at Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Purple Heron again c1.10pm Hickling Broad NWT in flight from Bittern Hide
Norfolk Montagu's Harrier ringtail Field Dalling /Saxlingham
Norfolk Little Stint Salthouse at Iron Road
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still from sea wall just west of main car park early a'noon with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Corncrake male singing Welney WWT still (+Garganey 3.Spoonbills
Norfolk Purple Heron again Hickling Broad NWT in flight near Bittern Hide at 11.55am (2.drk.Garganey Brandan's Marsh)
Norfolk 9+Ring Ouzels Waxham still near wire dump at 11.50am
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT still 11.54am Hickling Broad NWT c250yds ESE of car park on Brendan's Marsh cTG.429.220
Norfolk Ring Ouzel 1/4ml west of Blakeney Harbour still south of coast path in field with stone piles
Norfolk Garganey drk Hickling Broad NWT still on Brendan's Marsh
Norfolk Little Gull 1w Cantley beet factory. Sign-in at entrance then take footpath SE by River Yare to east end of main pit then take track north along east side of main pit. No other access TG.392.025 NR13 3SH
Norfolk BLACK-WINGED STILT Hickling Broad NWT on Brendan's Marsh at 11.17am
Norfolk 6.Ring Ouzels Roydon Common NNR still
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands Cantley beet factory. Sign-in at entrance then take footpath SE by River Yare to east end of main pit then take track north along east side of main pit. No other access TG.392.025 NR13 3SH
Norfolk/Suffolk 3.Wood Sands Hockwold Washes still from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB +drk.Garganey flew down river
Norfolk 4+Ring Ouzels Roydon Common NNR still
Norfolk 6.Ring Ouzels Seething in fields by Biggot Lane viewed from gate. Don't enter fields
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) Loddon still at Hardley Staithe in sheep field viewed from car park
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Stiffkey at High Sand Creek Campsite
Norfolk Ring Ouzel 1ml east of Cley on east side of Walsey Hills NOA at 9.20am
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Loddon still at Hardley Staithe in sheep field viewed from car park
Norfolk 5.Ring Ouzels (3.males) Rockland St.Mary still in new plantation along footpath between New Inn +Hellington Low Common at 8am
Norfolk Wood Sand Thornham still c8.20am in flooded field south of sea wall 200yds WNW of harbour car park TF.724.443
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Thornage
Norfolk Ring Ouzel y'day Kelling Heath
Norfolk Ring Ouzel y'day Bale
Norfolk no sign of any Ring Ouzels Salthouse at Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Wood Sand Thornham till c7am in flooded field south of sea wall 200yds WNW of harbour car park then flew east +Spoonbill TF.724.443
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels (all males) y'day Snettisham RSPB still in field just before boardwalk to hides
Norfolk Wood Sand Thornham still in flooded field south of sea wall 200yds WNW of harbour car park

Holme Bird Observatory Friday 29th April 2022

Another cool day though with sunshine in the afternoon. It was a quiet day with a Cuckoo, a Sand Martin, 6 Swallows, 8 Chiffchaffs, 7 Blackcaps, 8 Sedge Warblers and 2 Reed Warblers were seen.

A single Shuttle-shaped Dart was in the moth trap, and Orange Tip, Wall Brown and Small Heath butterflies were recorded.

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Norfolk Corncrake male singing Welney WWT at 3.10pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzels male Loddon still at Hardley Staithe in sheep field at 3.50pm. View from car park
Norfolk 6.Ring Ouzels (4.males) between Rockland Broad +Hellington Low Common at 3pm
Norfolk 3.Glossy Ibises Welney WWT still
Norfolk Cattle Egret Welney WWT
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w west of Norwich still 2.30pm at Earlham Marsh. Park on corner of Bland Road then walk SE thru gate to view from river bank TG.188.086 NR5 8NX
Norfolk 17+Ring Ouzels Waxham still 250yds NE of Poplar Farm
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Salthouse on east side of Gramborough Hill at 12.22pm
Norfolk 3.Cattle Egrets Winterton North Dunes still from Bramble Gap +6.Ring Ouzels flew south
Norfolk Wood Sand just east of Wells still late morning at North Point Pools west of main track. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Ring Ouzel 1/4ml west of Blakeney Harbour south of coast path in field with stone piles at 11.41am
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Welney WWT still
Norfolk RED-BREASTED GOOSE ad Blakeney Harbour still from sea wall just west of main car park at 11.08am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels Weybourne Camp early morning
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels Bodham still north of A148 in field north of lane east of Crayford +Abbs Ltd
Norfolk c5.Ring Ouzels Winterton in horse paddocks off Low Road mid morning
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands just east of Wells at North Point Pools then 2.flew off. Keep to public rights of way +don't enter from railway station TF.932.431
Norfolk Glossy Ibis 1w west of Norwich still at Earlham Marsh at 10.25am. Park on corner of Bland Road then walk SE thru gate to view from river bank TG.188.086 NR5 8NX
Norfolk 3.Wood Sands y'day Hockwold Washes from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB in evng +Bar-tailed Godwit
Norfolk 2.Wood Sands Hockwold Washes still from river bank at Lakenheath Fen RSPB
Norfolk Purple Heron again Hickling Broad NWT in flight near Brendan's Marsh
Norfolk 6.Garganey Welney WWT
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels (1.male) Hickling Broad NWT still in hedge by track to Stubb Mill at 8.30am
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just W.of Stiffkey Fen by River Stiffkey N.of A149 between pond +sea wall. Use A149 layby, walk east +take path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.986.438
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels (both males) y'day Stiffkey still by flood south of A149
Norfolk Hooded Crow y'day Clippesby by road near Thurne turning at 6.15pm
Norfolk 3.Ring Ouzels (all males) Winterton in horse paddocks off Low Road at 7.45am
Norfolk 2.Ring Ouzels y'day Rockland St.Mary still in new plantation along footpath between New Inn +Hellington Low Common
Norfolk Black Tern Weybourne still c7.13am offshore
Norfolk Black Tern Weybourne flew west past beach car park at 6.59am