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AuthorTopic: MAMMALS 2017
David & Pat Wileman MAMMALS 2017posted at 01/01/2017 09:32:33

Unfortunately we are unable to allow mammals to be added on the bird news page but as several of you have been seeing  mammals which you would like to record we have opened up this thread where you can record any that you see. 

To enter a new sighting scroll to the bottom of this thread then click on 'REPLY' .  In the Topic please enter the species and also the date then in the message give details such as numbers seen, where it/they were seen and any other interesting information.  If you are passing on someone else's sighting please give their name.  Photos can be attached to the reply once submitted by clicking on the photo icon.

Any entries posted here will be passed to the County Recorder.

As an example I have added some reports I have seen from the last few days.

David & Pat Wileman Otters & Seal - 29 & 31 December 2016posted at 01/01/2017 09:42:04

29 December :Richard Price watched 2 Otters for over 20 minutes before leaving them to it , swimming backwards and forwards across and slowly moving W in the fleet running W from East Bank 100 yards in from the beach scattering Little Grebes , Teal and Moorhens as they went.
29 December: Pat & David Wileman saw a Seal in the Main Drain between N Screen and E Bank.
31 December: Rob Holmes saw a Common Seal swimming up the Main Cut to E Bank Sluice between 3 and 4pm.

David & Pat Wileman Common Seal 2 Janposted at 02/01/2017 20:50:04

Still in Main Drain W of E Bank early morning.

David & Pat Wileman Common Seal & Muntjacposted at 03/01/2017 22:07:55

Common Seal in Main Drain again this morning.
Muntjac by road on Salthouse Heath

David & Pat Wileman OTTERS - Monday 9 Januaryposted at 09/01/2017 14:16:03

3 Otters in Catchwater Drain at S end of E Bank at 09:00. Swam E under E Bank and continued E along drain.
Also 1 Stoat by the sluice there.

Peter & Sue Morrison Stoat 14/1/17posted at 14/01/2017 10:47:45

Crossing road across Salthouse Heath near junction with Kelling Road.  Prey, vole sized, in jaws.

Peter & Sue Morrison Red Deer 14/1/17posted at 14/01/2017 10:48:41

6 beside Kelling Road just north of Kelling Triangle.

Michael Harcup 16th January 2017posted at 17/01/2017 19:51:57

MOLE seen at Cley on A149 alongside the Skirts.It was moving over flood debris and eventually buried itself in it and was lost to view.

David & Pat Wileman OTTER 19th January 2017posted at 19/01/2017 18:52:10

1 Otter seen chasing Moorhen out of Catchwater Drain just east of E Bank c.08:15

Peter & Sue Morrison Dead animals Cley after recent tidal surgeposted at 20/01/2017 20:42:06

2 dead HARES found by the group of volunteers clearing the lower car park of reed debris by the Visitor Centre on Saturday 20th January 2017.

Kath & Mick Claydon Stoat + Roe Deer posted at 14/02/2017 20:00:19

14 February 2017
Stoat NE Langham.
2 Roe does West of Wiveton

Michael Harcup WATER VOLEposted at 28/02/2017 18:39:17

17:50 pm in the relief channel between R.Glaven and Catchwater Drain ( west side) at Cley Catchwater Outfall at start of the West Bank.

Kath & Mick Claydon MUNTJAC 1 Marchposted at 01/03/2017 17:06:50

Muntjac footprints along footpath from Beach Rd to Bishop's bridge. 

Kath & Mick Claydon MUNTJAC 1 Marchposted at 01/03/2017 17:07:37

Muntjac footprints along footpath from Beach Rd to Bishop's bridge. 

Peter & Sue Morrison HARES 1st Marchposted at 01/03/2017 19:10:05

One pair and 2 individuals on the Eye Field, Cley Reserve late morning.

David Fell Re: MUNTJAC 6 Aprilposted at 06/04/2017 19:32:05

One seen in private garden Wiveton

Kath & Mick Claydon 7 Aprilposted at 07/04/2017 13:53:57

Weasel by the triangle/Old Woman's Lane

Nigel Rogers Otters 2 April 2017posted at 08/04/2017 17:25:20

2 Otters in main drain on west side of East Bank in early afternoon

Kath & Mick Claydon 12 April 2017posted at 12/04/2017 16:34:21

WEASEL  Beach Road

Michael Harcup Re: 14 April 2017posted at 14/04/2017 16:29:21

Approx.12:10 swimming from north to south side of Main Drain and then active in reeds on south side - east of Cley East Bank Penstock North.

David Fell Re: Re: 26 April 2017posted at 26/04/2017 16:19:59

3 MUNTJAC seen on Salthouse Heath between 09.45 and 11.15

David Fell Re: Re: Re: 26 April 2017posted at 01/05/2017 09:53:36

Muntjac near Wiveton Bridge (06.20) and a Hare ran down middle of road and then right towards Cley Village Hall (06.30)

David Fell Re: Re: Re: Re: 26 April 2017posted at 07/05/2017 19:36:20

Muntjac ran across track leading up to level crossing Kelling Heath

Kath & Mick Claydon 20 May 17posted at 20/05/2017 18:12:03

OTTER 3 swimming north along west drain/East Bank and into Main Drain.
WEASEL  1 on east side of East Bank (others reported 2 together here).
WATER VOLE  Fresh droppings on mud platform by sluice/East Bank car park.

David & Pat Wileman 20 & 21 May posted at 21/05/2017 16:38:29

Late entry for 20 May.  3 seen in main drain E of E Bank at c.07:50 from E Bank sluice.  They played about for ages climbing onto the bank then swam slowly west, passing under us while stood on E Bank and after climbing onto a reddish pipe that sticks out from S of the drain just west of the sluice disappeared into the reedbed (probably to Greylag Pool) at about 08:10.
21 May: 3 found in a similar spot in the Main Drain around 07:30, diving and feeding hard.   Today they slowly swam east and we lost site of them after about 20 mins after they had passed under the cattle bridge near Wigeon Marsh.  About 11:00 when I walked S down Iron Rd., a couple with dogs had just seen 3 otters run W to E over Iron Rd in the area where a small drain runs E from Iron Rd half way between the car park and the gate at the S end of Swan Lake.  Looking by the sides of Iron Rd there was a gap in the vegetation that looked like they (or something else) used it regularly.

Kath & Mick Claydon 26 June posted at 26/06/2017 15:20:11

WEASEL west of Wiveton Down, one ran across road carrying a small kit.

David & Pat Wileman Chinese Water Deer 11 Juneposted at 12/07/2017 17:06:27
Chinese Water Deer + fawns (David & Pat Wileman) (80492 bytes)

A female Chinese Water Deer with 2 half-sized fawns was walking along the reed edge at the south side of Sea Pool at 09:00.  the two young were running around on the sand. See attached photo.

Peter & Sue Morrison 1 Augustposted at 01/08/2017 09:29:19

Female with two youngsters in the Main Drain by Arnold's Marsh swimming west at 08.30. A fine sunny morning. The female caught and ate a fish.

David Fell Hedgehogposted at 03/08/2017 20:04:10

A very young Hedgehog seen in private garden in Wiveton on Tuesday 2 August. On the 3 August a half grown young hedgehog and presumably the same very young hedgehog were both seen in the same garden.

David Fell Re: Water Voleposted at 07/08/2017 21:26:04

2 (An adult and a young) seen from bridge opposite wardens house at 9.45am. An adult was seen from the same place at 8.25 pm.

David Fell Re: Re: Grey Seals 15 Octoberposted at 16/10/2017 21:07:05

5 swimming west in a group seen from beach near Iron Road

David Fell Re: Re: Hare 29 Octoberposted at 29/10/2017 13:49:23

One running north down Old Woman's Lane at 6.10 am.

David Fell Re: Re: Re: Muntjac 30 Octoberposted at 30/10/2017 21:00:06

One ran across the road near Kelling Triangle.

David & Pat Wileman 1 November the Otter & the gooseposted at 02/11/2017 21:37:46

Yesterday (1st November) I found an Otter diving and feeding in the Main Drain E of E Bank at 07:35, not unusual but always nice to see.  I then continued up E Bank towards the sea and met a guy from Essex and told him about the Otter. 

I met him again this morning and he told me about his encounter with the Otter. 

'He stood at the sluice and saw something strange in the water which was coming towards him.  As it got closer he could see it was a goose (probably Pink-foot but could have been Greylag)  lying on its side. Even closer still he saw a pair of dark eyes - it was the otter which was holding the goose by the neck in its mouth, the goose was flapping its wings trying to get away.  It eventually swam under E Bank and once on the west side tried to climb up on the large pipe on the south side of the drain and lift the goose up but couldn't manage it.  The goose broke loose but the Otter pounced on it again and eventually got it into the reeds where all went quiet and he lost sight of them.'

Unfortunately he didn't have a camera!!

Peter & Sue Morrison Polecat 7th November 2017posted at 08/11/2017 07:23:37

Dead polecat on A149 between Salthouse and Kelling.

Peter & Sue Morrison Otter at Kelling WM 27 Jan 2018posted at 28/01/2018 20:01:14

One otter swimming in pool.

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