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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).

Monday 01 June 2020

Bayfield Hall map for Bayfield Hall
This is a map showing Bayfield Hall


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

2 Kingfisher [Steve Gantlett]

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

2 Barnacle Goose (on Arnold's Marsh), 2 Greenshank (on Pat's Pool) [Steve Gantlett]

Sunday 31 May 2020

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.
, 13:00 to 13:00, Sunny

1 Hobby, 3 Cuckoo [Calum Lamont]

Bayfield Hall map for Bayfield Hall
This is a map showing Bayfield Hall


About Bayfield Hall
Covers the area around Bayfield Lake and includes the park, lake and Natural Surroundings (Wildflower Centre). TG0440
, 08:15 to 09:30, Fine and warm

  (Richard Price) (128882 bytes)   (Richard Price) (94980 bytes)   (Richard Price) (104689 bytes)   (Richard Price) (72443 bytes) 1 Squacco Heron (The adult bird first reported yesterday was this morning perched in an Oak tree then flew SE along the lake to start feeding on the SW shore .) [Richard Price]

Bayfield Hall map for Bayfield Hall
This is a map showing Bayfield Hall


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

1 Squacco Heron (the adult still present in evening) [Steve Gantlett]

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

1 Knot (on North Scrape), 1 Greenshank (on North Scrape) [Steve Gantlett]

Saturday 30 May 2020

Bayfield Hall map for Bayfield Hall
This is a map showing Bayfield Hall


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

1 Squacco Heron (a superb breeding-plumaged adult present from early afternoon), 2 Common Tern [Steve Gantlett]

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

5 Ringed Plover (tundrae on Pat's Pool), 2 Greenshank (on North Scrape), 1 Barn Owl ('Casper' the albino again at Keeper's Marsh at dusk) [Steve Gantlett]

Friday 29 May 2020

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
, 20:45 to 20:45

1 Montagu's Harrier (Probable ringtail seen twice yesterday evening, first east to west and then west to east ) [Calum Lamont]

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.
, 07:00 to 07:55

1 Wheatear (First I’ve seen for a week or so) [Richard Petley]

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

2 Garganey (a pair on Pat's Pool in evening), 1 Bittern (booming at 04.00), 13 Ringed Plover (on Arnold's Marsh), 2 Dunlin (on Arnold's Marsh), 5 Whimbrel (west), 2 Greenshank (on Pat's Pool), 2 Common Tern (east over reserve), 1 Grasshopper Warbler (male singing still) [Steve Gantlett]

Thursday 28 May 2020

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

1 Sanderling (on Arnold's Marsh), 1 Greenshank (on Pope's Pool), 1 Wheatear (in Eye Field), 1 Grasshopper Warbler (male singing still) [Steve Gantlett]

Wednesday 27 May 2020

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

1 Spoonbill (on the Serpentine then flew east), 1 Greenshank (on North Scrape and Pat's Pool), 1 Wheatear (female in Eye Field), 1 Blyth's Reed Warbler (male in full song all day at Walsey Hills, but very skulking and giving only very occasional very brief glimpses) [Steve Gantlett]

Tuesday 26 May 2020

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
, 11:30 to 12:30, Sunny and warm

1 Cetti's Warbler (Heard only,east bank), 5 Sedge Warbler, 2 Bearded Tit (Females,east bank), 2 Reed Bunting [Michael Roe]

Wiveton map for Wiveton
This is a map showing Wiveton


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

1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 1 Mediterranean Gull (Heard only), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush (Both males singing against each other.), 1 Cetti's Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff (Singing from aerial on house) [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
, Sun/20c/ne15 PM

1 Bittern (Still booming in reedbed behind Great Barnet pool this afternoon. ), 2 Little Gull (1s birds resting on Cley channel with 6 Common Gull @ low tide. ) [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

2 Knot (on Simmonds' Scrape), 1 Greenshank (on Pat's Pool), 1 Common Sandpiper (on Simmonds' Scrape) [Steve Gantlett]

Kelling WM map for Kelling WM
This is a map showing Kelling WM


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

1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Yellow Wagtail (male with cattle) [Steve Gantlett]

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.

3 Stonechat (1 female and 2 adult males at Gramborough Hill) [Steve Gantlett]

Monday 25 May 2020

Outside the Square map for Outside the Square
There is no map for Outside the Square


About Outside the Square
Use this to record any sightings from your gardens outside of the Cley Square during the Covid-19 shut down. Please put you village name in the 'conditions' line.
, 13:15 to 13:20, Sunny

2 Mediterranean Gull (Flying over Weybourne, calling) [Tony Pope]

Wiveton map for Wiveton
This is a map showing Wiveton


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

1 Red Kite (Seen on and off during the day), 1 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 2 Mediterranean Gull (Flew west (c13.40) calling), 1 Cuckoo, 1 Song Thrush (Still singing), 2 Blackcap (Still 2 males singing), 1 Chiffchaff [David Fell]

Kelling WM map for Kelling WM
This is a map showing Kelling WM


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
, 07:00 to 09:15, Warm, sunny - simply glorious

2 Fulmar (west), 2 Little Egret (hunting edges of pool), 1 Knot (on water meadow), 1 Mediterranean Gull (adult SP over east), Cuckoo (David Griffiths) (169081 bytes) Cuckoo (David Griffiths) (163028 bytes) 1 Cuckoo (watched at length feeding on caterpillars on brambles west of the guns. Chased off by Meadow Pipits.), 5 Stonechat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler (in brambles north of pool and west of the guns. Reeling periodically.), 2 Lesser Whitethroat (food carrying near south end of lane), 7 Whitethroat (at least along paths and most carrying food ) [David Griffiths]

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

1 Osprey (13.00 sitting on dry mud of the Serpentine then flew west), 1 Grey Plover (on Arnold's Marsh), 3 Knot (on Arnold's Marsh), 1 Greenshank (on Simmonds' Scrape), 1 Turnstone (on Arnold's Marsh) [Steve Gantlett]

Sunday 24 May 2020

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
, 19:30 to 19:30, Sunny

2 Grey Partridge (Pair still on Eye Field), 2 Spoonbill (Flew east over West Bank and settled on Bull Marsh) [Michael Harcup]

Blakeney map for Blakeney
This is a map showing Blakeney


About Blakeney
covers the village & inland areas of parish. TG0243
, 11:30 to 11:35

1 Red Kite (Flew west over village) [David Fell]

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
, 07:00 to 10:00, strong SW wind, gusting at times. Overcast but warm.

3 Tufted Duck (2 males, 1 female on Snipes), Little Grebes (David Griffiths) (91086 bytes) 3 Little Grebe (adult and 2 developing youngsters on Don's Pool.), Common Cranes (David Griffiths) (91065 bytes) Common Cranes (David Griffiths) (45803 bytes) 3 Crane (Seen flying along coast road near Walsey Hills at 07:10 fighting the wind and then undercarriage down to land somewhere on the main reserve. Later seen from west bank on southern end of Billy's Wash, feeding actively before moving onto grassy surrounds of Simmonds Scrape.), 2 Sanderling (summer plumaged birds west along coastline), Spotted Flycatcher (David Griffiths) (46627 bytes) Spotted Flycatcher (David Griffiths) (48089 bytes) 1 Spotted Flycatcher (Walsey Hills along path with a possible second (actively calling) from south end of the path by the sallows. ) [David Griffiths]

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

3 Crane (adults on Simmonds' Scrape all day till at least 9pm), 2 Little Ringed Plover (adults on North Scrape), 3 Dunlin (on the Serpentine), 1 Spotted Flycatcher (in Sea Lawn garden morning only) [Steve Gantlett]

Saturday 23 May 2020

Outside the Square map for Outside the Square
There is no map for Outside the Square


About Outside the Square
Use this to record any sightings from your gardens outside of the Cley Square during the Covid-19 shut down. Please put you village name in the 'conditions' line.
, 08:30 to 08:30, Cloudy and windy

1 Red Kite (Over garden,flying towards Holt CP.) [Michael Roe]

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

1 Knot (on Simmonds' Scrape), 1 Curlew Sandpiper (on Simmonds' Scrape), 2 Dunlin (on Simmonds' Scrape), 14 Black-tailed Godwit (on Pat's Pool) [Steve Gantlett]

Friday 22 May 2020

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.
, 08:15 to 08:20

2 Black Swan (Two flew west over Beach Road at 8.20am. ) [Richard Petley]

Bayfield Hall map for Bayfield Hall
This is a map showing Bayfield Hall


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

2 Red Kite, 1 Kingfisher, 1 Grey Wagtail [Richard Webb]

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

2 Black Swan (on North Scrape), 2 Wigeon (a pair on North Scrape still), 1 Spoonbill (on North Scrape), 1 Dunlin (on the Serpentine), 2 Turnstone (on Arnold's Marsh), 2 Greenland Wheatear (a male and a female on Eye Field Fence) [Steve Gantlett]

Thursday 21 May 2020

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.
, 08:30 to 08:45

1 Kingfisher (Iron Road), 1 British Yellow Wagtail (Iron Road) [Richard Webb]

Wiveton map for Wiveton
This is a map showing Wiveton


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

1 Red Kite, 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Stock Dove (Heard singing), 1 Cuckoo (Heard several times during the day), 2 Blackcap (Both males singing against each other.), 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Bullfinch (Heard piping) [David Fell]

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
, 07:00 to 10:50, 16-22C, Sun, SSW3

1 Barnacle Goose (Serpentine), 1 Bittern (booming at c.07:15, sounded as if coming from the Freshes), 1 Spoonbill (ad of Serpentine), 1 Greenshank (Serpentine) [David & Pat Wileman]

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

2 Wigeon (a pair on North Scrape), 3 Avocet (the first chicks on Simmonds' Scrape), 2 Golden Plover (on the back of the Serpentine - the first I've seen since early March), 2 Knot (on Arnold's Marsh), 1 Sanderling (on Arnold's Marsh), 3 Dunlin (on Arnold's Marsh), 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Turnstone (on Arnold's Marsh), 4 Little Tern (on Arnold's Marsh), 2 Greenland Wheatear (males on Eye Field fence) [Steve Gantlett]

Wednesday 20 May 2020

Bayfield Hall map for Bayfield Hall
This is a map showing Bayfield Hall


About Bayfield Hall
Covers the area around Bayfield Lake and includes the park, lake and Natural Surroundings (Wildflower Centre). TG0440
, 11:30 to 14:30, Fine and warm

  (Richard Price) (68688 bytes) 2 Spotted Flycatcher (First seen around 11 30 am this morning in the garden , very active around the Coach House Wysteria ( where one bird at least was inspecting the nest box ) at my house and then in the blossoming Judas tree and then on the wires ; then again from around 2 pm . They used to breed here apparently and I have seen them most years but in the Spring only for a day . Still , crossing fingers !) [Richard Price]

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.
, 07:00 to 07:30

8 Ringed Plover ('Tundra' Ringed Plovers) [Richard Webb]

Blakeney map for Blakeney
This is a map showing Blakeney


About Blakeney
covers the village & inland areas of parish. TG0243
, Sun/18-22c/nne5 Am highlights.

31 Barnacle Goose (Flying across harbour, heading west. ), 1 Bittern (Booming in Reed bed, South of Great Barnett pool, continuously from 08.43, every couple of minutes ), 1 Spoonbill (Flying onto North harbour at low tide. 08.42), 27 Bar-tailed Godwit (Put up from Harbour by overhead microlight. Flew east @ 09.07. ), 1 Cuckoo [Richard Burton]

Cley 10Km Square map for Cley 10Km Square
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2 Turtle Dove (a displaying pair the square - the only one?) [Steve Gantlett]

Cley Village map for Cley Village
This is a map showing Cley Village


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
, 00:00 to 06:20, Fine

1Km away... (Tom Whiley) (30184 bytes) 2 Black Swan (East over shingle ridge) [Tom Whiley]

Kelling WM map for Kelling WM
This is a map showing Kelling WM


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

1 Montagu's Harrier (female well watched in evening), 1 Cuckoo (male calling briefly), 1 Woodchat Shrike (well watched in afternoon and evening in hedge NE of water meadow) [Steve Gantlett]

Tuesday 19 May 2020

Kelling WM map for Kelling WM
This is a map showing Kelling WM


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
, 08:30 to 10:20, Warm & sunny, one light rain shower.

  (John Fairey) (115867 bytes)   (John Fairey) (84320 bytes) 5 Ringed Plover (On pool west of Gramborough, including 3 juveniles), 1 Yellow Wagtail (On fence off meadow lane, then flew high off west.), 4 Stonechat (Pair near Kelling hard, and another pair at Gramborough hill.), 1 Grasshopper Warbler (Heard, though seen by others near Kelling hard.), 1 Whitethroat (Gramborough) [John Fairey]

Wiveton map for Wiveton
This is a map showing Wiveton


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 Red Kite (Lots of sightings with a pair whistling and carrying nesting material), 1 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel (The resident pair not very pleased with the kites), 1 Cuckoo (Heard several times during the day), 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Song Thrush (Singing), 1 Blackcap (Both males singing against each other.), 1 Lesser Whitethroat (Heard singing Leatherpool Lane), 1 Chiffchaff [David Fell]

Bayfield Hall map for Bayfield Hall
This is a map showing Bayfield Hall


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

4 Skylark (2 birds have been regularly song flighting especially early in the morning . Today , four were in the air together as the grass cutting machine approached . ), 77 Rook (At least 77 feeding in the field opposite my house , with a number of large young birds begging for food and being fed . This field was cut yesterday for silage and today the grass was being bagged . Unfortunately , the field also was the breeding site for two pairs of Skylark which seemed to have nests less than fifty yards from my windows . They are unlikely to have survived and indeed there was no sign of the birds today ( there was to be one on the morning of 20 May ) . ) [Richard Price]

Blakeney map for Blakeney
This is a map showing Blakeney


About Blakeney
covers the village & inland areas of parish. TG0243

2 Red Kite (Pair circling over Wiveton farm woods, viewed from Friary Hills @ 15.45.), 2 Hobby (Pair flew over garden, @ 07.30, towards Kettlehill. ) [Richard Burton]

Kelling map for Kelling
This is a map showing Kelling


About Kelling
This covers Kelling village and the parts of Kelling parish north of the A149. It includes the Kelling Estate but not High Kelling. It also excludes the Heath

1 Stone Curlew (in evening) [Steve Gantlett]

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