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Records submitted in the last 14 days, most recent first. Amber indicates local or uncommon, bold red indicates a description is needed for verification at county or national level, green indicates category D (reasonable doubt of natural occurrence) or category E (escapes or non-sustaining introductions).

Sunday 07 March 2021

Cley Marshes map for Cley Marshes
This is a map showing Cley Marshes


About Cley Marshes
Includes Cley and Salthouse Marshes, north of the A149 between Beach Rd Cley and Iron Rd as well as Snipe's Marsh, N Foreland Wood and the NWT Visitor Centre. TG0544
, 17:00 to 17:30, Still, overcast

1 Goldeneye (Female in same drain), 1 Hen Harrier (Male flew east from windmill to East Bank), 1 Kingfisher (Drain on East Bank) [Sean Dempster]

Cley Marshes map for Cley Marshes
This is a map showing Cley Marshes


About Cley Marshes
Includes Cley and Salthouse Marshes, north of the A149 between Beach Rd Cley and Iron Rd as well as Snipe's Marsh, N Foreland Wood and the NWT Visitor Centre. TG0544
, 16:00 to 16:00, Sunny

1 Bittern (On Keepers Marsh south of central hides and rapidly walked into reeds.) [Michael Harcup]

Morston map for Morston
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About Morston
This covers the village and the rest of Morston parish north of the Coast Path. It includes the Quay but not the saltmarsh. TG0043
, 15:00 to 16:00, Clear and Bright

1 Red Kite, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Green Sandpiper, 2 Reed Bunting [Nicholas Martin]

Glandford map for Glandford
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About Glandford
This covers the village of Glandford and the rest of the parish of Letheringsett with Glandford that is within the TG04 Square. It includes the ford & mill, the area around Cley Spy, woodland just E of the ford, the E half of Dragaways and Bayfield Brecks. It excludes the Bayfield Hall. TG0441
, 14:05 to 14:10

1 Barn Owl (Perched on hedgerow behind Cley Spy.) [David Fell]

Blakeney map for Blakeney
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About Blakeney
covers the village & inland areas of parish. TG0243
, 13:00 to 13:15

9 Crossbill (4 males 5 females in garden off Back Lane drinking from watering can.) [David Fell]

Kelling Heath map for Kelling Heath
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About Kelling Heath
Officially only part of the Heath is in the Cley Square, but for ease of recording all except the caravan site is included.
, 10:30 to 12:00, Warm, sunny light SW breeze

12 Crossbill (Near level crossing) [David Griffiths]

Kelling Heath map for Kelling Heath
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About Kelling Heath
Officially only part of the Heath is in the Cley Square, but for ease of recording all except the caravan site is included.
, 08:30 to 09:20, Cold overcast light NE wind

1 Stonechat, Crossbill (David Griffiths) (64929 bytes) Crossbill (David Griffiths) (69816 bytes) Crossbills (David Griffiths) (67372 bytes) Crossbills (David Griffiths) (82538 bytes) 18 Crossbill (Two flocks 10 + 8 mobile around south side and favouring area around level crossing) [David Griffiths]

Saturday 06 March 2021

Cley Marshes map for Cley Marshes
This is a map showing Cley Marshes


About Cley Marshes
Includes Cley and Salthouse Marshes, north of the A149 between Beach Rd Cley and Iron Rd as well as Snipe's Marsh, N Foreland Wood and the NWT Visitor Centre. TG0544
, 13:30 to 15:00, Cool Northerly wind, overcast

1 Goldeneye (Female still frequenting mani drain south of Arnolds Marsh), Red Kites (David Griffiths) (87683 bytes) 2 Red Kite (Hunting over East Bank and perched up near Sea Pool), 30 Ringed Plover, 40 Golden Plover (Serpentine), 5 Grey Plover, 190 Dunlin (approx on Arnolds), 2 Bar-tailed Godwit (Arnolds) [David Griffiths]

Kelling Heath map for Kelling Heath
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About Kelling Heath
Officially only part of the Heath is in the Cley Square, but for ease of recording all except the caravan site is included.
, 13:00 to 14:00, Calm and bright

1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Stonechat (Male in close vicinity) [Mick Roe]

Friday 05 March 2021

Cley Marshes map for Cley Marshes
This is a map showing Cley Marshes


About Cley Marshes
Includes Cley and Salthouse Marshes, north of the A149 between Beach Rd Cley and Iron Rd as well as Snipe's Marsh, N Foreland Wood and the NWT Visitor Centre. TG0544
, 16:00 to 17:40, Cool, overcast with moderate breeze

Pale Bellied Brent Goose (David Griffiths) (98688 bytes) 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (On Eye Field with about 1500 Dark Bellied Brents), Barn Owl (David Griffiths) (55510 bytes) Barn Owl (David Griffiths) (58558 bytes) 2 Barn Owl (From Blakeney Freshers and then hunting over saltmarsh and across to Eye Field and east), 1 Short-eared Owl (Hunting over saltmarsh west of West Bank briefly, dropping out of sight and not continuing towards West Bank) [David Griffiths]

Kelling Heath map for Kelling Heath
This is a map showing Kelling Heath


About Kelling Heath
Officially only part of the Heath is in the Cley Square, but for ease of recording all except the caravan site is included.
, 12:00 to 13:15

8 Crossbill (Using tree by level crossing in house garden as a resting tree between feeds. Other usual stuff showing in sunshine.) [John Bennett]

Wiveton map for Wiveton
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About Wiveton
The parish of Wiveton, west of the River Glaven north of Stonebridge (incl Wiveton Hall) then west of the Cley/Letheringsett road south to Glandford Ford.
, 08:00 to 12:00

1 Red Kite, 3 Buzzard (In the air together), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker [David Fell]

Thursday 04 March 2021

Blakeney Hbr map for Blakeney Hbr
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About Blakeney Hbr
The body of water south of Blakeney Point. The western limit is Far Point and the mouth of Stiffkey creek. It includes all saltmarsh N of Coastal path between Blakeney and Morston. TG0045
, 15:00 to 16:40, Cloud/5c/nne15

2 Red-breasted Merganser (Pair on New Cut. ), 1 Hen Harrier (Male, across New Cut @ 15.40, off Freshes, heading west. ) [Richard Burton]

Cley Marshes map for Cley Marshes
This is a map showing Cley Marshes


About Cley Marshes
Includes Cley and Salthouse Marshes, north of the A149 between Beach Rd Cley and Iron Rd as well as Snipe's Marsh, N Foreland Wood and the NWT Visitor Centre. TG0544
, 10:00 to 11:30, Cool, overcast with moderate breeze

White Fronted Goose (David Griffiths) (106836 bytes) White Fronted Goose (David Griffiths) (111583 bytes) 9 White-fronted Goose (Walsey Marsh), Pochard (David Griffiths) (114761 bytes) 4 Pochard (Don's Pool - 2m, 2f ), Hen Harrier (David Griffiths) (65994 bytes) 1 Hen Harrier (Male flew east hunting across south side of main reedbeds) [David Griffiths]

Wednesday 03 March 2021

Cley 10Km Square map for Cley 10Km Square
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, 14:50 to 14:55, Overcast, dull, cold

Ruff (David Griffiths) (84873 bytes) 1 Ruff (same pool), Green Sandpiper (David Griffiths) (82966 bytes) 1 Green Sandpiper (still favouring the flooded pool in field next to Holt/Cley road south of Swan Farm) [David Griffiths]

Tuesday 02 March 2021

Salthouse map for Salthouse
This is a map showing Salthouse


About Salthouse
This covers Salthouse marshes east of Iron Rd, as well as village rest of the parish. It includes Sarbury Hill and the fields north of the A149 east of Walsey Hills but excludes the Heath.
, 09:15 to 09:45, grey ,foggy ,cold

1 Black-necked Grebe (worth the long cold walk), 35 Lapwing, 18 Dunlin, 5 Ruff, 4 Redshank [Brian Shaw]

Sunday 28 February 2021

Blakeney GM map for Blakeney GM
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About Blakeney GM
Also known as Blakeney Freshmarsh or 'The Freshes' it covers the area of grazing marshes bounded by the Coastal Path. It also includes Friary Hills to the south. TG0344
, 12:00 to 12:45, Sun & sea fret/5c/ne10

3 Marsh Harrier (2m,1f.), 4 Buzzard, 1 Woodcock (Flushed on Friary Hills. ) [Richard Burton]

Saturday 27 February 2021

Cley Marshes map for Cley Marshes
This is a map showing Cley Marshes


About Cley Marshes
Includes Cley and Salthouse Marshes, north of the A149 between Beach Rd Cley and Iron Rd as well as Snipe's Marsh, N Foreland Wood and the NWT Visitor Centre. TG0544
, 15:45 to 15:50, Sunny

  (Michael Harcup) (114530 bytes) 1 Great White Egret (On Keepers Marsh south of central hides.) [Michael Harcup]

Blakeney map for Blakeney
This is a map showing Blakeney


About Blakeney
covers the village & inland areas of parish. TG0243
, 12:15 to 16:15, Sun/9c/nw, veering ne 5-15

1 Red Kite (Over Garden ), 1 Merlin (Female, hunting low through Starlings @ 14.50.), 1 Avocet (Harbour at low tide. ), 1 Barn Owl (Hunting over West Freshes and Young's Land @ 15.50), 800 Starling (Flock over Freshes ) [Richard Burton]

Friday 26 February 2021

Salthouse map for Salthouse
This is a map showing Salthouse


About Salthouse
This covers Salthouse marshes east of Iron Rd, as well as village rest of the parish. It includes Sarbury Hill and the fields north of the A149 east of Walsey Hills but excludes the Heath.
, 09:30 to 09:50, Blue sky, sunshine. Slight windchill on ungloved hands. Glorious.

400 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (Great to hear them chattering after several weeks of local Johnson Jaunt. 2 off CR birds again. No scope so not able to read. Probably our ‘Dutch’ birds from last Autumn and Winter 19/20. L4GJ & L3GD, Pair. Look out for them.), 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (Foraging with DbBrent congregation.), 1 Black-necked Grebe (Still faithful to the West Drain, North end of Iron Road. Incredible staring red eyes, piercing man. A real treat up close and almost personal.), 1 Red Kite (Foraging Southside of A149, (Sarbury Hill) Iron Road Carpark, magic.), 70 Curlew (Eastside of Salthouse beach road. Quite a sizeable herd not as big as some we’ve had tho.) [Graham Fellows]

Wiveton map for Wiveton
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About Wiveton
The parish of Wiveton, west of the River Glaven north of Stonebridge (incl Wiveton Hall) then west of the Cley/Letheringsett road south to Glandford Ford.
, 08:00 to 16:00

3 Red Kite (All together. Seen a couple of times during the morning. One being attacked by female sprawk.), 1 Marsh Harrier (Female. What a day for raptors.), 1 Sparrowhawk (Female after kite), 4 Buzzard (Active all morning with 4 together being the maximum.), 1 Kestrel, 2 Barn Owl (2 sightings 1 @ 8.10am the other @ 11am. views very brief as they flew into nest box so could have been the same bird or the pair. ), 1 Green Woodpecker (Heard yaffling), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Bullfinch (A stunning male.) [David Fell]

Thursday 25 February 2021

Morston map for Morston
This is a map showing Morston


About Morston
This covers the village and the rest of Morston parish north of the Coast Path. It includes the Quay but not the saltmarsh. TG0043
, 15:00 to 16:45, Dull, calm day

5 Red Kite (over saltmarsh), Greenshank (David Griffiths) (93354 bytes) 1 Greenshank (In harbour) [David Griffiths]

Salthouse map for Salthouse
This is a map showing Salthouse


About Salthouse
This covers Salthouse marshes east of Iron Rd, as well as village rest of the parish. It includes Sarbury Hill and the fields north of the A149 east of Walsey Hills but excludes the Heath.
, 12:45 to 13:00

1 Red Kite (1 this morning ), 1 Hen Harrier (Male flew west over Beach Road towards Cley) [Richard Petley]

Cley 10Km Square map for Cley 10Km Square
There is no map for Cley 10Km Square
, 12:30 to 15:15

10 Pochard (8 males 2 females Snipes Marsh), 1 Black-necked Grebe (Still west of Iron Road ), 1 Red Kite (Over Popes), 15 Ringed Plover (Arnolds Marsh), 1 Grey Plover (Arnolds Marsh), 150 Dunlin (At least this number Arnolds Marsh), 1 Ruff (Pool west of Iron Road), 54 Redshank (Arnolds Marsh), 2 Stonechat (Male on skirts Male on East Bank), 1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard Walsey Hills) [David Fell]

Wednesday 24 February 2021

Blakeney GM map for Blakeney GM
This is a map showing Blakeney GM


About Blakeney GM
Also known as Blakeney Freshmarsh or 'The Freshes' it covers the area of grazing marshes bounded by the Coastal Path. It also includes Friary Hills to the south. TG0344
, 13:30 to 14:50, Sun&cloud /17c/sw25

1 Great White Egret (East end Freshes ), 1 Red Kite, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 5 Snipe [Richard Burton]

Wiveton map for Wiveton
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About Wiveton
The parish of Wiveton, west of the River Glaven north of Stonebridge (incl Wiveton Hall) then west of the Cley/Letheringsett road south to Glandford Ford.
, 08:00 to 16:00

2 Buzzard, 1 Woodcock (In private garden), 1 Barn Owl (Seen at roost) [David Fell]

Tuesday 23 February 2021

Cley Marshes map for Cley Marshes
This is a map showing Cley Marshes


About Cley Marshes
Includes Cley and Salthouse Marshes, north of the A149 between Beach Rd Cley and Iron Rd as well as Snipe's Marsh, N Foreland Wood and the NWT Visitor Centre. TG0544
, 16:00 to 17:00, Clear, breezy

20 Gadwall, 20 Shoveler (Mainly pairs feeding ), 2 Marsh Harrier (Flying over marshes disturbing Lapwings ), 1 Barn Owl (Landing on fence post by roadside), 1 Skylark [Nicholas Martin]

Wiveton Downs map for Wiveton Downs
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About Wiveton Downs
A small heathland area between Wiveton and Langham. TG030422
, 15:00 to 15:55, Clear, windy

2 Red Kite, 1 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard (Circling over high trees), 1 Skylark, 2 Stonechat (One pair, socially distanced on barbed wire fence, near pigs) [Nicholas Martin]

Cley 10Km Square map for Cley 10Km Square
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, 14:45 to 14:45, Fine

1 Green Sandpiper (Feeding by pool alongside the west side of the Cley -Holt road just south of Swan Lodge dwelling. ) [Michael Harcup]

Cley 10Km Square map for Cley 10Km Square
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, 11:00 to 13:55

2 Little Grebe (In drainage ditch where B N Grebe should have been), 1 Great White Egret (Flew east over reserve before disappearing into reed bed), 1 Red Kite (Over field near Babcock), 4 Marsh Harrier (3 over reserve the other took a Lapwing near Babcock), 1 Hen Harrier (Male flew east past Babcock 11.45), 12 Stonechat (5 (2 males 3 females) on fence west of Beach Rd,2 males near Centre, 3 (2 males and a female) on fence east of East Bank and a male and female near Babcock.), 1 Cetti's Warbler (West of Beach Road) [David Fell]

Blakeney Hbr map for Blakeney Hbr
This is a map showing Blakeney Hbr


About Blakeney Hbr
The body of water south of Blakeney Point. The western limit is Far Point and the mouth of Stiffkey creek. It includes all saltmarsh N of Coastal path between Blakeney and Morston. TG0045
, 09:00 to 11:00, Sun&cloud /9c/s20

4 Spoonbill (Flying west, mid am. ), 4 Marsh Harrier (Pair on Central Freshes ), 2 Stonechat (Males, on Freshes. ) [Richard Burton]

Cley Marshes map for Cley Marshes
This is a map showing Cley Marshes


About Cley Marshes
Includes Cley and Salthouse Marshes, north of the A149 between Beach Rd Cley and Iron Rd as well as Snipe's Marsh, N Foreland Wood and the NWT Visitor Centre. TG0544
, 08:15 to 08:55

4 Spoonbill (Watling Water) [Peter & Sue Morrison]

Cley (sea) map for Cley (sea)
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About Cley (sea)
Sea off Cley Marshes
, 07:30 to 08:00

1 Black-necked Grebe (On seat at end of Iron Road, swimming and flying east) [Peter & Sue Morrison]

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