CBC Bird News

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).

Saturday 28 November 2020

Cley Marshes map for Cley Marshes
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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
, 14:30 to 15:30

1 Short-eared Owl (Again quartering the Freshes around Boats, just West of BH. ) [Graham Fellows]

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About Cley (sea)
Sea off Cley Marshes
, 08:15 to 10:45

1 Whooper Swan (Juv still frequenting North Scrape.), 32 Eider (Several posses West. 3 Goosander passengers too.), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (Redhead West, confused by four Guillemot East, rapidly about-faced East to check them out. Opps, rapidly about-faced, accelerated, rocketed West. ), 6 Goosander (Posse Drake and two Duck, additional through with Eider.), 40 Red-throated Diver (+, Trickle through East. Posse of five too.), 5 Great Crested Grebe (Incle trio just offshore.), 1 Puffin (Whirring wings East. (Great pick-up by EM)), 1 Black Redstart (Female/Juv along shoreline from West, inoff then frenetically along fence line East.), 6 Blackbird (+, Handful inoff. Unfortunately, one exhausted, cut to the quick, run down by LWHG. Melee exploded between several Dump Gulls for the spoils. Brutal.), 3 Redwing (At least inoff.), 55 Snow Bunting (Max tumbling West along shoreline. Smaller posses fragmenting toing and froing East. New arrivals maybe.) [Graham Fellows]

Friday 27 November 2020

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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
, 14:30 to 15:30

2 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (Regular smart Ad on Bull Marsh. Second dingy looking thing also.), 115 Eider (West offshore, mixed posses. Some sub-ad Drakes too ), 650 Common Scoter (Incl an impressive necklace of 300, West.), 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail over Whalsey on to Serpentine late on, over A149 in front of me. ), 1 Short-eared Owl (Quartering Freshes just West of Boats, Coastguards. Great late afternoon performance.) [Graham Fellows]

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, 10:00 to 13:30, Cool to warm, sunny, virtually no wind. Dry.

1 Hen Harrier (male from Morston and then across Stiffkey to East Hills area), 1 Merlin (female came across from Morston Harbour whilst I was at Stiffkey ), 1 Grey Plover (Morston Harbour), 4 Snipe (with Lesser Yellowlegs - good size comparison), Greenshank (David Griffiths) (90113 bytes) 1 Greenshank (Morston Harbour), Lesser Yellowlegs (David Griffiths) (113000 bytes) 1 Lesser Yellowlegs (Performing well on the floods near junction of Letherpool Crossroads, Wiveton.), Tawny Owl (David Griffiths) (123863 bytes) 1 Tawny Owl (Kettlehill Plantation in glorious sunshine at roost hole), Rock Pipit (David Griffiths) (72993 bytes) 3 Rock Pipit (Morston Harbour) [David Griffiths]

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About Cley (sea)
Sea off Cley Marshes
, 08:30 to 11:00

1 Whooper Swan (Juv North Scrape.), 1 Gadwall (Through with Teal, West), 5 Mallard (Through with Teal, well offshore.), 1 Tufted Duck (Drake through with posse of Teal and single Gadwall, West), 72 Eider (Mixed Posse of 18 & 22, incl several Ducks and 1st Win Drakes. West. ), 1 Velvet Scoter (Duck through West close inshore, then back East shortly after.), 4 Goldeneye (3 incl Drake, then single Duck, West.), 3 Goosander (Redheads West), 1 Jack Snipe (Through West with 5 Turnstone.), 36 Turnstone (Posse of 26, West.), 5 Great Skua (Duo may have been with us for several weeks. Seen daily stoofing around.) [Graham Fellows]

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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

9 Pintail (6 Brackish, 3 Pope's Pool), 72 Shoveler (Brackish pools), 1 Goldeneye (Sea off East Bank), 1 Water Rail (Flew across Main Drain at East Bank), 1 Wren (Brackish pools), 2 Cetti's Warbler (One seen near Richardson's Lookout, one calling by Don's Pool)) [Kath & Mick Claydon]

Thursday 26 November 2020

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About Blakeney
covers the village & inland areas of parish. TG0243
, 12:20 to 15:30, Sun & cloud/6c/sse5

400 Pink-footed Goose (Flying W, off Freshes @ 15.20), 6 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier (Male hunting over saltmarsh, obs @13.40 and 14.55( heading W). ), 6 Buzzard, 80 Golden Plover (Quayside marsh), 300 Lapwing, 1000 Dunlin (circa, Harbour /New Cut corner on low tide. ), 1 Tawny Owl (Kettlehill Plantation ), 1 Kingfisher (New Cut ), 1 Rock Pipit (Agar Creek ), 2 Stonechat (Males), 1 Treecreeper (Kettlehill Plantation ), 200 Linnet (+), 29 Twite (Flying W, from nw corner of Freshes @14.55.) [Richard Burton]

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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
, 10:00 to 11:00, Cool, clear skies, warming up nicely. Little or no wind.

Rock Pipits (David Griffiths) (70230 bytes) 3 Rock Pipit (Using boats in channel to perch up), Twite (David Griffiths) (79237 bytes) Twite (David Griffiths) (68808 bytes) Twite (David Griffiths) (64309 bytes) 29 Twite (North West Corner along fenceline, feeding and bathing ) [David Griffiths]

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About Kelling (sea)
The sea off Kelling Quags and Hard. TG0944
, Morning visit

1 Sanderling (to east) [Steve Hale]

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About Kelling WM
The parts of Kelling parish that lie north of the A149. This includes Meadow Lane, the Water Meadow and the Quags. TG0943
, Morning visit

6 Mute Swan, 1 Whooper Swan (per Al Davies: Yesterday's bird has sadly died overnight. DEFRA has been informed who say they will collect the body for analysis.Such a sad ending for a bird which has come a long way to be with us....), 1 Egyptian Goose, 44 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 12 Mallard, 9 Shoveler, 1 Buzzard, 2 Redshank, 20 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Dunnock, 1 Stonechat, 4 Blackbird, 300 Corvidae sp. (Mostly Rook), 2 Bullfinch [Steve Hale]

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About Walsey Hills
The area of scrub woodland around the NOA watchpoint and conifer plantation to the east of it. TG063440
, Dusk

1 Water Rail (Snipe's Marsh), 200 Starling [Steve Hale]

Wednesday 25 November 2020

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.
, 11:15 to 11:45, Cloudy bright, light wind

  (Pauline Walton) (138785 bytes) 1 Lesser Yellowlegs (Happily feeding in field at junction of Leatherpool Lane and The Street.) [Pauline Walton]

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, 08:00 to 14:55, Grey, overcast, light drizzle, light SW wind

1 Whooper Swan (Kelling Water Meadows), Whooper Swan (David Griffiths) (98832 bytes) Whooper Swans (David Griffiths) (45354 bytes) Whooper Swans (David Griffiths) (51686 bytes) 10 Whooper Swan (Flew west over Cley, Blakeney and onwards - picked up by RM over Cley) [David Griffiths]

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About Kelling WM
The parts of Kelling parish that lie north of the A149. This includes Meadow Lane, the Water Meadow and the Quags. TG0943
, Morning visit

6 Mute Swan,   (Steve Hale) (136961 bytes) 1 Whooper Swan (soggy field where the Eastern Yellow Wagtail was), 25 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Shelduck, 24 Wigeon, 8 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 10 Mallard (plus a pale Mallard type bird), 6 Shoveler, 17 Curlew, 29 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Wren, 2 Dunnock, 3 Stonechat, 8 Blackbird, 125 Rook [Steve Hale]

Tuesday 24 November 2020

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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.
, 12:00 to 13:00, Dry,quite calm.

1 Hen Harrier (Male hunting along edge of field south of Gramborough) [Mick Roe]

Cley Marshes map for Cley Marshes
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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
, 09:30 to 12:40

1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (Eye Field), 1 Kingfisher (Main Drain) [Peter & Sue Morrison]

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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
, 08:30 to 16:00, Cool SW with sunshine

Red Throated Diver (David Griffiths) (67872 bytes) Red Throated Diver (David Griffiths) (78010 bytes) Red Throated Diver (David Griffiths) (71334 bytes) 6 Red-throated Diver (inc some very close in surf), Grey Heron (David Griffiths) (54004 bytes) 1 Grey Heron (Imm bird in from sea and flying west), 9 Marsh Harrier (in to roost), 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Buzzard (mischief making from perch on main hides and harrassing everything late afternoon), 1 Peregrine Falcon (large female intent on havoc at dusk), 300 Golden Plover (approx on Eye Field), 4 Great Skua (through day all distant) [David Griffiths]

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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 11:10

1 Long-tailed Duck (Juv Drake foraging on sea just East of BH.), 1 Caspian Gull (Elegant Nr-Ad Salthouse Beach Road roost. A Larophile’s delight.), 1 Short-eared Owl (Inoff West towards Point. Harassed by two GBBG but even though it looked tired, it outflew them easily. Tenacious.), 12 Snow Bunting (West, rippling and trilling as they went, only to quickly turn-tail, tumbling back over our heads, West along beach. Foraging on shoreline briefly later. Then back West over surf. ) [Graham Fellows]

Monday 23 November 2020

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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
, 13:15 to 15:45

Pale Bellied Brent Goose (David Griffiths) (94296 bytes) 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (In to Eyefield for wash ‘n brush-up and a snack.), 1 Great Northern Diver (Ploughing through West.), 1 Glossy Ibis (fFlew West through Reserve, around 13:35.), 1 Hen Harrier (Stonking Ad Male low East through Reserve.), 2 Great Skua (As usual walloping GBBG before bumbling off West. Second ginger biscuit off West.), 8 Little Gull (Skipping East.), 1 Short-eared Owl (Foraging South-East end of East Bank. Quartering along side and low down middle of A149. Stunning display.), 35 Snow Bunting (West, bouncing along Surfline. At least one stonking Male.) [Graham Fellows]

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About Blakeney
covers the village & inland areas of parish. TG0243
, 13:00 to 14:00

1 Hen Harrier (Male showed well for several minutes) [Chris Abrams]

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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
, 12:00 to 14:15, Fine

7 Marsh Harrier (At least seven on the Point around Halfway House and on the fresh marshes .),   (Richard Price) (30837 bytes)   (Richard Price) (11805 bytes) 1 Hen Harrier (One fine male , flying over the fresh marshes and then right over me ,heading towards the harbour , hotly pursued by three or four Rooks !), 1 Peregrine Falcon (One perched on the top of a small bush on the Point , then getting up and spooking the many waders , soaring , stooping and sweeping upwards , a fine display .) [Richard Price]

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About Cley Village
This covers the village and all of the parish south of the A149 (except Visitor Centre, Snipe's Marsh & N Foreland). It includes The Hangs and other fields and tracks south along the Holt Road as far as Cley Park and also the sewage works and the land east of the road to Glanford Ford . TG0443
, 11:00 to 11:15

1 Firecrest (Still present Church Lane) [Martin Kelsey]

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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 10:45

4 Cygnus sp. (Family party 2 Ad’s, 2 Juvs. Almost certainly Berwick, through West. Briefly on water body just east of Iron Road, then same Arnold’s before off West over Reserve and out over West Bank. ), 1 Lesser Yellowlegs (Briefly on Keepers Marsh before flying off SW over village. (MAG)), 1 Short-eared Owl (Inoff just West of East Bank, stoofed around a little before drifting down in to Marsh.), 12 Fieldfare (In off over Boats, East of Beach Hotel.) [Graham Fellows]

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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
, 06:30 to 09:55, 2-6C, sun, SSW3-4. International Pink-foot roost count.

4 Bewick's Swan (pr + 2 juvs on Arnold's briefly at 07:26 then flew W ), 1227 Pink-footed Goose (left roost on Pat's 06:30-09:55.), 8 Pintail, 1 Long-tailed Duck (Brackish), 6 Grey Plover (Arnold's), 1 Black-tailed Godwit (99) [David & Pat Wileman]

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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
, 06:30 to 07:30

1 Kingfisher (Catchwater Drain) [Peter & Sue Morrison]

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About Kelling (sea)
The sea off Kelling Quags and Hard. TG0944
, Morning visit

1 Great Northern Diver (west) [Steve Hale]

Kelling WM map for Kelling WM
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About Kelling WM
The parts of Kelling parish that lie north of the A149. This includes Meadow Lane, the Water Meadow and the Quags. TG0943
, Morning visit

400 Pink-footed Goose (flyover skeins), 33 Dark-bellied Brent Goose, 1 Shelduck, 19 Wigeon, 11 Gadwall, 8 Teal, 15 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 9 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 28 Black-headed Gull, 3 Meadow Pipit (first I've seen here in a while), 4 Wren, 5 Robin, 4 Stonechat, 8 Blackbird, 5 Starling [Steve Hale]

Sunday 22 November 2020

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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
, 13:00 to 13:30, Cool south west wind, cloudy with spells of sunshine - cold

Grey Phalarope (David Griffiths) (70158 bytes) Grey Phalarope (David Griffiths) (76962 bytes) Grey Phalarope (David Griffiths) (78954 bytes) 1 Grey Phalarope (1st winter watched feeding contentedly on pool to west of West Bank. A good find by whoever and enjoyed by man.y) [David Griffiths]

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About Blakeney Point
This includes all of shingle etc. west of Cley Beach car-park. The eastern limit is the end of the Point even though this is officially outside the TG04 square.
, 11:00 to 15:00, Bright, sunny, cold

36 Snow Bunting (Flighty group stayed around for several hours.) [Kerry Harris]

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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
, 08:20 to 10:45

1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (Ad Keepers Marsh with DbBrent.), 10 Pintail (Small passels West.), 3 Goldeneye (Drake through with a Drake Gosander. Others Ducks off West.), 2 Goosander (Drakes West.), 1 Black-throated Diver (Juv again loafing, preening and foraging just offshore, flew East.), 1 Great Northern Diver (Trundling West.), 25 Golden Plover (Posse inoff.), 1 Little Stint (Through West along shoreline, probably this sp.), 5 Great Skua (At least, mainly West.), 1 Iceland Gull (1st Win East along surfline.) [Graham Fellows]

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About Bayfield Hall
Covers the area around Bayfield Lake and includes the park, lake and Natural Surroundings (Wildflower Centre). TG0440

48 Gadwall (About 48 on the lake), 5 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 10 Ruff (Ten at Bayfield Brecks piggery again .) [Richard Price]

Saturday 21 November 2020

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About Cley (sea)
Sea off Cley Marshes
, 14:15 to 15:45

6 Egyptian Goose (Inoff from the Windfarm. Outrageous.), 2 Tufted Duck (West), 2 Red-breasted Merganser (Redhead West.), 2 Goosander (Drakes West, exceptional couple of days movement.), 1 Jack Snipe (Inoff with Snipe, from way out.), 1 Snipe (Inoff with Jack Snipe.) [Graham Fellows]

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About Cley (sea)
Sea off Cley Marshes
, 08:10 to 11:20

Pale Bellied Brent Goose (David Griffiths) (87465 bytes) 1 Pale-bellied Brent Goose (Eyefield with large DbBrent flock.), 4 Gadwall (Through West with Teal), 1 Mallard (Off West.), 6 Shoveler (At least 3 Drakes, West.), 3 Tufted Duck (West), 2 Eider (Drakes, West.), 3 Velvet Scoter (Through West with posse of scooters.), 6 Goldeneye (Several Drakes, West.), 4 Red-breasted Merganser (West, incl Drake.), 12 Goosander (Immaculate Drakes in clusters. 2 Redheads.), 2 Black-throated Diver (Juv loafing, preening, foraging close inshore. Grilled before flying off West. Outstanding. Ad through West.), 1 Shag (Juv foraging just offshore), 8 Grey Plover (West.), 1 Woodcock (In off through boats.), 8 Great Skua (Min. Cooperative harassing of GBBG again.), Caspian Gull (near adult) (David Griffiths) (52445 bytes) 1 Caspian Gull (Nr-Ad resting on sea with raft of Dump Gulls. Later relocated on Eyefield (MAG) Enjoyed by many.), 4 Razorbill (Still a few foraging just offshore.), 16 Snow Bunting (Flurrying West just offshore.) [Graham Fellows]

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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
, 08:00 to 10:00, Cold, strong SW, mainly overcast

Long Tailed Duck (David Griffiths) (86429 bytes) 1 Long-tailed Duck (1st winter male on Brackish Lagoon - found by TD earlier), 1 Goldeneye (Female west), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (Female west), 3 Little Egret, 4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Grey Plover, 12 Dunlin, Eurasian Woodcock (David Griffiths) (212613 bytes) 1 Woodcock (fresh remains on shingle ridge - so far to travel then......), 6 Curlew (Arnolds), Cetti's Warbler (David Griffiths) (78290 bytes) Cetti's Warbler (David Griffiths) (81205 bytes) Cetti's Warbler (David Griffiths) (80448 bytes) 1 Cetti's Warbler (A fine display by a presumed youngster near the East Bank carpark.), Snow Bunting (David Griffiths) (113752 bytes) 3 Snow Bunting (very confiding along the shingle ridge) [David Griffiths]

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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
, 06:50 to 07:15, Light wind, clear

1 Barn Owl (Visitor Centre car park) [Peter & Sue Morrison]

Friday 20 November 2020

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About Cley (sea)
Sea off Cley Marshes
, 14:15 to 15:45

2 Goldeneye (Ducks in with a posse of Scooters. Ditched several times just offshore. Then West.), 4 Goosander (Definitely a sawbill day. Posse West, Drake incl), 1 Great Northern Diver (Powering West.), 1 Woodcock (Inoff from way out through just West of boats. Phenomenal. ), 1 Caspian Gull (2nd Win briefly Eyefield, loafing with several Herring Gulls. Off West.), 4 Blackbird (No Dump Gull gauntlet to run. Cheering them on as they just about make it, crashing on to the beach. Then struggling to get to the scrub back of BH. One even fluttering almost at our tripods. Vizmig.), 3 Fieldfare (Inoff over the boats. Their wight underwing flashing like large Snowbunts.) [Graham Fellows]

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About Cley (sea)
Sea off Cley Marshes
, 08:15 to 10:45

10 Goldeneye (Several posses West, incl 4 Drakes.), 2 Red-breasted Merganser (Redheads West), Goosander (David Griffiths) (54237 bytes) 10 Goosander (Sawbill day, 3 groups, 6 Drakes. A posse of 3 Drakes flushed-up, blushing in the soft autumn sun.), Great Northern Diver (David Griffiths) (79413 bytes) 11 Great Northern Diver (Mainly trundling West, exceptional trio. Single East), 1 Shag (Through close inshore, East.), 4 Great Skua (Lumbering West. No ‘duffing-up’ action today.), 2000 Larus sp. (+, Incredible sight. What a melee against the crystal white crashing surf.), 1 Mediterranean Gull (2nd Win West, settled on sea for a short time.), Iceland Gull (David Griffiths) (52347 bytes) 1 Iceland Gull (1st Win, West along beach to feed in the Gull ‘melee’ 500mtrs from BH. Back East again just offshore surface picking.), 1 Sandwich Tern (Foraging East.), 21 Snow Bunting (Posse tumbling East over our heads, rippling calls announcing their presence. A real treat.) [Graham Fellows]

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About Kelling (sea)
The sea off Kelling Quags and Hard. TG0944
, Morning visit

2 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver, 3 Gannet [Steve Hale]

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About Kelling WM
The parts of Kelling parish that lie north of the A149. This includes Meadow Lane, the Water Meadow and the Quags. TG0943
, Morning visit

300 Pink-footed Goose (several flyover flocks, west to east), 40 Wigeon, 6 Gadwall, 18 Mallard, 12 Shoveler, 12 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Little Egret, 1 Snipe, 18 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 3 Stonechat, 5 Blackbird, 5 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch [Steve Hale]

Thursday 19 November 2020

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About Cley Village
This covers the village and all of the parish south of the A149 (except Visitor Centre, Snipe's Marsh & N Foreland). It includes The Hangs and other fields and tracks south along the Holt Road as far as Cley Park and also the sewage works and the land east of the road to Glanford Ford . TG0443
, 15:25 to 15:30

1 Firecrest (On Church Lane, same area as seen a few days ago) [Martin Kelsey]

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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
, 14:45 to 14:50, Sunny spells,NW wind

1 Great White Egret (On marsh between West Bank and Blakeney Bank.) [Michael Harcup]

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About Cley (sea)
Sea off Cley Marshes
, 13:50 to 15:55

1 Scaup (Sub-Ad Drake East.), 1 Red-breasted Merganser (Ad Drake through West. Always a pleasure.), 1 Fulmar (Fourth for today, great to see them back, West.), 1 Arctic Skua (Juv in close proximity to a string of Kittiwake. Magic.), 5 Great Skua (Shearing through East at pace.), 100 Little Gull (+, Delightful numbers, mega flock of 80-ish bouncing East illuminated by the late afternoon sun. Delightful.), 100 Kittiwake (+, Careering through East. Always a treat.) [Graham Fellows]

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About Cley (sea)
Sea off Cley Marshes
, 08:15 to 12:00

1 Long-tailed Duck (Drake , West close inshore.), 35 Red-throated Diver (+, Constant shuffle, birds West and East.), 8 Great Northern Diver (Trundling through West), 1 White-billed Diver (Ad through West, just offshore.), 3 Great Crested Grebe (Drifting East.), 3 Red-necked Grebe (Struggling West), 3 Fulmar (Great to see them back, classic, West), 8 Sanderling (Through West.), 1 Woodcock (East along tideline.), 2 Grey Phalarope (West along surfline then one dancing West just offshore.), 4 Pomarine Skua (Posse West.), 1 Arctic Skua (Juv close inshore, East.), 30 Great Skua (+, East at pace, West with purpose.), 150 Little Gull (+, Some through surf, East.), 1 Iceland Gull (1st Win loafing on Beach 300mtrs East of BH, then later on to North Scrape.), 250 Kittiwake (+, Again some through surf, East) [Graham Fellows]

Wednesday 18 November 2020

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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.
, 09:45 to 11:35, Sunny, Windy

2 Red-throated Diver (Fishing ), 1 Great Northern Diver (Fishing and moving East),   (Chris Cook) (95213 bytes)   (Chris Cook) (88460 bytes) 1 Desert Wheatear (Gramborough, showing well but still very wary.) [Chris Cook]

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About Cley (sea)
Sea off Cley Marshes
, 08:30 to 10:30, Sunny, with strong southerly wind

2 Red-throated Diver (Close in, north of east bank), 3 Marsh Harrier (Either side of east bank),   (John Fairey) (32521 bytes)   (John Fairey) (170492 bytes)   (John Fairey) (37935 bytes) 1 Iceland Gull (At north end of east bank; landed briefly then headed west at 08:50), 5 Guillemot (At least, cruising around and flying past) [John Fairey]

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About Kelling (sea)
The sea off Kelling Quags and Hard. TG0944
, Morning visit

1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Gannet, 8 Guillemot/Razorbill [Steve Hale]

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About Kelling WM
The parts of Kelling parish that lie north of the A149. This includes Meadow Lane, the Water Meadow and the Quags. TG0943
, Morning visit

2 Mute Swan, 24 Pink-footed Goose (flyovers), 25 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 1 Buzzard, 16 Curlew, 1 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 4 Blackbird, 20 Redpoll sp. (flyovers per Ian Eggleton), 3 Bullfinch [Steve Hale]

Tuesday 17 November 2020

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About Cley (sea)
Sea off Cley Marshes
, 14:15 to 15:55

1 Whooper Swan (Juv in from West, stoofed about a bit, East, North, switched South, ditched just off Wreck, drifted West with ebbing tide.), 1 Black-throated Diver (Juv foraging just offshore, working West.), 100 Little Gull (+, Dropping out of the sky like a waterfall. Dancing East. What a sight.) [Graham Fellows]

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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.
, 13:00 to 13:05

  (Richard Petley) (47131 bytes)   (Richard Petley) (46026 bytes) 3 Whooper Swan (3 very distantly from my house, on pools by Iron Road. ) [Richard Petley]

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About Cley Village
This covers the village and all of the parish south of the A149 (except Visitor Centre, Snipe's Marsh & N Foreland). It includes The Hangs and other fields and tracks south along the Holt Road as far as Cley Park and also the sewage works and the land east of the road to Glanford Ford . TG0443
, 11:55 to 12:40, Dry, generally overcast.

1 Yellow-browed Warbler (Still present on Church Lane, along with a Firecrest in mixed bird party ), 1 Firecrest (In mixed bird party ) [Martin Kelsey]

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About Cley/Salthouse
This covers the coastal marshes between Cley and Salthouse and is made up of these two sites combined. It should only be used when sightings were made walking between the two and they cannot be separated.
, 08:15 to 10:15

4 Great Northern Diver (West, single East. Offshore), 8 Grey Plover (Several bunches West.), 11 Redshank (West, posse of 8.), 6 Great Skua (Minimum, cruising for next GBBG.),   (Tom Whiley) (100534 bytes) 1 Caspian Gull (Nr-Ad Salthouse Beach Road.), 1 Swallow (West just offshore.) [Graham Fellows]

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About Bayfield Hall
Covers the area around Bayfield Lake and includes the park, lake and Natural Surroundings (Wildflower Centre). TG0440

55 Gadwall (At least 55 , the largest number I have recorded here ), 1 Teal (one male along the tideline out from the car park .), 8 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 1 Peregrine Falcon [Richard Price]

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About Kelling (sea)
The sea off Kelling Quags and Hard. TG0944
, Morning visit

9 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Guillemot/Razorbill [Steve Hale]

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About Kelling WM
The parts of Kelling parish that lie north of the A149. This includes Meadow Lane, the Water Meadow and the Quags. TG0943
, Morning visit

2 Shelduck, 31 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 12 Teal, 9 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 1 Buzzard,   (Steve Hale) (120046 bytes) 22 Curlew, 70 Black-headed Gull, 3 Common Gull, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 4 Chaffinch [Steve Hale]

Monday 16 November 2020

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About Cley (sea)
Sea off Cley Marshes
, 08:15 to 11:15

12 Pink-footed Goose (Small numbers still making it in.), 6 Pintail (West at height.), 2 Eider (Drakes West.), 8 Great Northern Diver (5 West, 2 East, Juv close-in just offshore, loitering, preening, then foraging. Second and third breakfast of fairly large fish, struggling to get them down.), 2 Great Crested Grebe (From East before ditching offshore.), 1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail, stoofing West over Blackeney Freshes), 80 Ringed Plover (+, Beach Boys again shoreline West.), 9 Grey Plover (Party of 8, mixed wader posse, West.), 50 Dunlin (+, Off West.), 1 Bar-tailed Godwit (West), 7 Great Skua (Badgering the GGBG, often co-operative skirmishing. Loafing on the deck for their next victim. Threesome East.), 1 Iceland Gull (1st Win, briefly loafing on Eyefield before wending erratically over Pool, West Bank towards Blackeney Harbour and Freshes. (J&DB) (Only took 2 hrs to get from Weybourne TonyF) ), 50 Guillemot (At least foraging just offshore and in the surf.), 1 Razorbill (Change of fortunes, numbers evaporated almost overnight.) [Graham Fellows]

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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.
, 08:00 to 08:45

2 Razorbill (Close in on sea), 1 Desert Wheatear (Still present perched on brambles on hill) [David Fell]

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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

1 Iceland Gull (juvenile west along the inside of Blakeney Point (first seen at Cley by J & D B)), 19 Twite (drinking at flood puddle in the usual field in the NW corner of the Freshes) [Steve Gantlett]

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About Kelling (sea)
The sea off Kelling Quags and Hard. TG0944
, Morning visit

2 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 4 Guillemot [Steve Hale]

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About Kelling WM
The parts of Kelling parish that lie north of the A149. This includes Meadow Lane, the Water Meadow and the Quags. TG0943
, Morning visit

2 Mute Swan, 4 Egyptian Goose, 16 Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 2 Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Little Egret, 1 Sparrowhawk, 16 Curlew, 1 Redshank, 80 Wood Pigeon, 1 Skylark, 1 Stonechat, 3 Blackbird, 2 Blue Tit, 240 Corvus sp. (mostly Rook), 5 Starling, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Bullfinch [Steve Hale]

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