SATURDAY 1st JUNE 2019


126 birds recorded.

At least 36 people took part, either in groups or as individuals.  The National Trust rangers on Blakeney Point also submitted what was present there on the day.  This made for a successful day with 126 species being recorded.

The highlight of the day was the group of Cattle Egrets which Richard Webb first saw when he got to Daukes Hide at 4.15am and many others saw later on Blakeney Freshes.

The most surprising ‘miss’ of the day was Turnstone.

Although the ‘race’ was cancelled due to lack of entries (was the thought of 24hrs birding too daunting?!!), people did get together in groups to enjoy the ‘Leisurely’ or ‘not-so leisurely’ birding.  This was not a competition, but mention must go to Phil & Susie Farndon who managed to record 101 species on the day.

The following reports give details of all birds recorded on the day and can be downloaded by clicking on the titles:

The Species list gives all 126 species recorded by those taking part.

Sighting details - this shows all species seen with details of numbers, locations where we have them and who saw them. Where a species was seen by several people at a particular site only those recording or contributing to the highest count are shown.  People who are not regular contributors to our bird records are recorded as ‘Other’ and their names are shown in the notes against the species.

Key to Observers - lists people taking part as shown on the Sightings details report.


Information and results from the January 2019 Big Bird Day can now be found on the Articles page.