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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).

Tuesday 21 January 2020

Cley Village map for Cley Village
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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
, 12:15 to 13:00, Glorious sunshine, virtually no wind, warm day

1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Flew over church.), Black Redstart (David Griffiths) (117457 bytes) Black Redstart (David Griffiths) (128024 bytes) Black Redstart (David Griffiths) (111575 bytes) 1 Black Redstart (Still on St Margaret's Church and feeding continuously. Loving it in the church gutters and picking insects off the stonework.) [David Griffiths]

Monday 20 January 2020

Cley Village map for Cley Village
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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
, 11:45 to 11:45

  (Nik Borrow) (124178 bytes) 1 Black Redstart (still on church roof ) [Nik Borrow]

Walsey Hills map for Walsey Hills
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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
, Morning visit. Feeders still busy.

  (Steve Hale) (236108 bytes) 300 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (crop-field behind the Obs),   (Steve Hale) (105858 bytes) 8 Robin (more than I usually record here) [Steve Hale]

Sunday 19 January 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
, 14:10 to 16:30

1 Water Rail (Foraging through reed-bed front of Daukes.), 200 Golden Plover (+, Spooked off Eye Field.), 250 Lapwing (+, Constantly being churned off by large female Peregrine, Microlight flyover and Marsh Harrier.), 4 Ruff (Mixed in with roosting Lapwing, Simmond’s.), 1 Caspian Gull (3rd Win in early but all too short, churned off by two Microlight’s flying over Simmond’s. A large individual not seen before. Yet another addition to the current run of magnetic Cach’s. A delight.) [Graham Fellows]

Cley 10Km Square map for Cley 10Km Square
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, 08:00 to 16:15, Cool start with WNW winds spritely then moderating to zero by mid morning. A mad January day with +10 degrees C and feeling warmer.

600 Dark-bellied Brent Goose (On fields south of Walsey Hills AM and intent on stripping emergent crop!), Shelduck (David Griffiths) (68236 bytes) 50 Shelduck (at least across scrapes), Wigeon (David Griffiths) (99967 bytes) 800 Wigeon (Reserve wide), 500 Teal (Reserve wide), 2 Common Scoter (West), 6 Red-throated Diver (East), 2 Great Crested Grebe (on sea), 5 Marsh Harrier (different birds and ages through the day - not around though for roosting birds.), 1 Sparrowhawk (large female again terrorising scrapes mid AM), 2 Kestrel (Males - sparring and calling over woods), 1 Peregrine Falcon (one out on bank between Arnolds and Serpentine in the morning and possibly different bird on Billy's Wash fences PM), 1 Water Rail (in front of Daukes late PM), 10 Avocet (Pats - still strange to see them here but feeding well and intent on being here when the water levels drop.), 60 Golden Plover (Eye Field), 300 Lapwing (Reserve wide - mainly on grassland east of East Bank.), 12 Curlew (8 Eye Field, 4 Arnolds), 1 Caspian Gull (3rd winter on Simmonds - GF finder - soon pushed off by the microlight flying display team. ), Tawny Owl (David Griffiths) (147606 bytes) 1 Tawny Owl (One at roost Blakeney (west) during lunchtime sojourn away from reserve duties. Clearly both enjoying the warm sunshine.), 1 Kingfisher (flew across Pats towards main reedbeds), 3 Skylark (at least three in full song and flight - Eye Field, Serpentine and behind VC. Quite mad!), 3 Song Thrush (Walsey Hills), 1 Cetti's Warbler (singing full song - weird for time of year!), 20 Bearded Tit (approx coming and going around path to Bishops Hide and taking grit at times from path - about time we put up a grit tray somewhere to both see them and avoid disturbing them when we walk along to the hide!!), Long Tailed Tit (David Griffiths) (122307 bytes) 18 Long-tailed Tit (flocking at Walsey Hills. Aggressive behaviour from some. ? weather related.), 2 Jay (Walsey Hills), 12 Greenfinch (at least around feeders), 2 Bullfinch (male and female at Walsey Hills AM), 28 Snow Bunting (Shingle Ridge and being chased towards Suffolk again by the long lens tribe. If you wait - they will come... remember the film??) [David Griffiths]

Saturday 18 January 2020

Cley (sea) map for Cley (sea)
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About Cley (sea)
Sea off Cley Marshes
, 08:10 to 09:55

2 Goosander (Drakes beating West. Excellent Winter period for Goosander, unparalleled, winter sea-watching gems.), 10 Red-throated Diver (+, Numbers East and West. Weather displacement.), 3 Great Crested Grebe (Tide hopping East.), 4 Fulmar (2+1+1 leisurely shearing West. ), 1 Sooty Shearwater (Towering West at pace.), 1 Gannet (Distant shearing East.), 1 Grey Plover (Through West.), 5 Dunlin (Tight posse West.), 5 Guillemot (Several West, singles foraging close inshore.) [Graham Fellows]

Friday 17 January 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
, 14:10 to 16:15

3 Pintail (Duck and 2 off Drakes refugees from North Scrape.), 11 Avocet (No change from yesterday.), 4 Ruff (Mixed as usual with numbers of Lapwing.), 3 Caspian Gull (Handsome 3rd Win in early, a surprise and, educational. Then first of two off 2nd Win. Another example of how variable in maturity individuals can be. Always learning.) [Graham Fellows]

Walsey Hills map for Walsey Hills
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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
, Very common birdy here this morning, lots of stuff around, highlights:

1 Skylark (Singing), 21 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush (!), 22 Greenfinch (inc a single group of 18 birds), 3 Bullfinch [Steve Hale]

Thursday 16 January 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
, 14:20 to 16:15

2 Caspian Gull (Different 2nd Win to our usual star, waited to the dimming to drop in though. 1st Win German muck hybrid, scruffy thing too.) [Graham Fellows]

Langham map for Langham
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About Langham
This covers the parts of Langham parish that are within the Square. It includes the area east of Langham Lodge (convent) and Foxhill plantation on the Morston road but excludes the sewage works and Bluemount plantation on Binham road, and also the airfield
, 08:45 to 10:20

4 Tundra Bean Goose (2 off singles plus 2 together.), 6000 Pink-footed Goose (+, B1156 Langham, Blakeney Short Lane X Road.), 1 White-fronted Goose (1st Win associated with 2 Tundra’s, conspicuous trio. Imprinted maybe? Interesting anyway.) [Graham Fellows]

Wednesday 15 January 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
, 16:05 to 16:10

1 Peregrine Falcon (Dive-bombing male Marsh Harrier) [Kath & Mick Claydon]

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
, 14:25 to 16:15

3 Tundra Bean Goose (In with Pinkies Bull Marsh, earlier today, (pers con)), 192 Pintail (North Scrape earlier today, (pers con)), 31 Ruff (On several occasions the ‘Flotilla’ drifted with the large flock of Teal and Wigeon across Simmond’s.), 1 Caspian Gull (2nd Win in a little later today to a very expectant audience, although played hide ’n seek for some for a time, in with the big boys.) [Graham Fellows]

Cley (sea) map for Cley (sea)
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About Cley (sea)
Sea off Cley Marshes
, 09:20 to 11:05

2 Common Scoter (Brown jobs loafing offshore. Not the 2000 of last year unfortunately.), 20 Red-throated Diver (+, Toing and froing in singles and bunches. Several close inshore as usual.), 2 Great Crested Grebe (Offshore), 2 Gannet (Adults through East.), 60 Ringed Plover (Bunch through West close in.), 16 Grey Plover (Posse pushing West. ), 20 Turnstone (+, Through West in three parties.), 2 Guillemot (Loafing and foraging just offshore) [Graham Fellows]

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
, Mid-day

1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Buzzard [Steve Hale]

Walsey Hills map for Walsey Hills
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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
, A few new birds here this morning + the usual suspects around the feeders....

1 Chiffchaff,   (Steve Hale) (172387 bytes) 67 Chaffinch (new flock of 60 birds, mobile in the field behind the Obs + the usual gang on the feeders), 25 Linnet (flyovers) [Steve Hale]

Tuesday 14 January 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.
, 15:05 to 15:10

1 Red Kite (Flew west over private garden.) [David Fell]

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
, 14:15 to 16:10

3 Caspian Gull (Regular 2nd Win in early once again. 1st Win and finally a Nr Ad later. A real treat.) [Graham Fellows]

Blakeney map for Blakeney
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About Blakeney
covers the village & inland areas of parish. TG0243
, 10:00 to 10:15, Windy

1 Blackcap (Female feeding on fat balls in garden) [John Kenyon]

Monday 13 January 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
, 14:15 to 16:10

8 Avocet (Foraging on Pat’s while trying to shelter from the strong wind.), 25 Ruff (Foraging posse unphased by usual MH churn. ), 2 Yellow-legged Gull (Scruffy faced Ad and a 1st Win.), 3 Caspian Gull (Usual 2nd Win in early again. What a cracker . 2 off 1st Win later. Not the usual 1st Win that has been regular lately though. ) [Graham Fellows]

Cley Village map for Cley Village
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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

2 Red Kite (Over Old Woman's Lane) [Kath & Mick Claydon]

Sunday 12 January 2020

Cley Village map for Cley Village
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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
, 15:00 to 15:55

1 Barn Owl (Marsh opposite Three Swallows pub) [Kath & Mick Claydon]

Saturday 11 January 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
, 15:15 to 15:55

1 Yellow-legged Gull (Ad trying to hide in the throng.), 1 Caspian Gull (Regular, of late, 2nd Win on Simmond’s much to the appreciation of all ‘Bird Race’ Team’s. What a star.) [Graham Fellows]

Friday 10 January 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 16:20

22 Ruff (In and out and around Simmond’s before churned off SE.), 2 Caspian Gull (Usual 2nd Win in early loafing around giving itself up for all, before being churned off. Second bird, much debate. Advanced 2nd Win?? So Nr Ad best conclusion.), 1 Kingfisher (Another great display by the regular female. Awesome!) [Graham Fellows]

Thursday 09 January 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
, 14:40 to 16:10

3 Caspian Gull (1st Win in early again. 2 off 2nd Win. One in around 15:30, second just after 16:00. Excellent!) [Graham Fellows]

Bayfield Hall map for Bayfield Hall
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About Bayfield Hall
Covers the Bayfield Estate and includes the park, lake and Natural Surroundings (Wildflower Centre). TG0440

1 Brambling (At least one in Chaffinch flock in weedy field west of Glandford-Letheringsett road opposite the Bayfield kissing gate.) [Richard Webb]

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