CBC Wildlife 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).

Sun 26 June 2022

Cley Marshes
11:30 to 11:30

1 Water Shrew (Beach Road) ,

[Kath & Mick Claydon]

Sun 26 June 2022

Cley Marshes
08:15 to 15:10
Warm, dry but strong SW wind

c.1 Curlew Sandpiper (Adult moulting out, Pats Pool) ,

c.2 Ruff (Scruffy males on Pats) ,

6 Mediterranean Gull (2 adults west and four on Arnolds) ,

40 Sandwich Tern (30 roosting on Arnolds, rest fishing off Cley) ,

3 Golden Plover (SP on Arnolds) ,

1 Dunlin (Arnolds) ,

1 Ringed Plover (Arnolds) ,

1 Little Ringed Plover (Pats - on nest) ,

8 Little Egret (Juveniles together on Pats) ,

3 Spoonbill (Adults around reserve) ,

5 Norfolk Hawker (Catchwater Drain) ,

10 Bearded Tit (At least 10 juvs along East Bank) ,

2 Reed Warbler (Juvs along Catchwater Drain) ,

2 Common Tern (Off CG) ,

[David Griffiths]

Sat 25 June 2022

Kelling (sea)

2 Mediterranean Gull (adults to west, close in) ,

[Steve Hale]

Sat 25 June 2022

Kelling WM
Mid-morning visit: sunny and moderate southerly breeze

7 Mute Swan ,

5 Greylag Goose (2 adults + 3 juveniles) ,

5 Egyptian Goose (2 adults + 3 juvs) ,

2 Gadwall ,

4 Mallard ,

1 Grey Heron ,

2 Oystercatcher ,

2 Lapwing ,

1 Buzzard ,

2 Blackcap ,

2 Sedge Warbler ,

1 Whitethroat ,

2 Skylark ,

2 Sand Martin ,

3 Swallow ,

1 Stonechat ,

2 Blackbird ,

3 Linnet ,

2 Reed Bunting ,

[Steve Hale]

Fri 24 June 2022

Cley Marshes
10:15 to 12:45
Sun, some cloud. Light S wind

2 Wood Sandpiper (Watling Water) ,

1 Great White Egret (SW over Pope's Marsh and Walsey) ,

1 Norfolk Hawker (Catchwater Drain entrance to Babcock hide) ,

[Kath & Mick Claydon]

Fri 24 June 2022

Cley Marshes
07:30 to 10:15
Warm, wind from SW, light cloud

c.1 Great White Egret (Non-breeder/imm on North Scrape and then off East) ,

30 Teal (North Scrape) ,

1 Spotted Redshank (Splendid summer plumaged bird on North Scrape and later relocated to Simmonds and Pats Scrapes) ,

4 Spoonbill (Two on Pats, two on Popes) ,

5 Reed Warbler (Boardwalk and opposite Daukes Hide) ,

1 Bittern (briefly flying from main reedbed towards reeds east of Bishops Hide) ,

[David Griffiths]

Fri 24 June 2022

Cley Marshes
06:32 to 09:10
17-20C, SSW f3, hazy cloud early brightening. Visited central hides then Att Walk from Iron Rd to Babcock hide.

3 Spoonbill ,

2 Little Egret (Pat's) ,

4 Egyptian Goose (Watling Water) ,

3 Marsh Harrier (m + 2 juvs) ,

13 Avocet ,

33 Lapwing ,

4 Ringed Plover (2 Simmond's, 2 Swan Lake) ,

2 Little Ringed Plover (1 Pat's, 1 Simmond's) ,

17 Black-tailed Godwit (Pat's) ,

1 Green Sandpiper (Pat's) ,

22 Redshank ,

1 Reed Bunting (m by boardwalk) ,

1 Wren (singing by boardwalk) ,

[David & Pat Wileman]

Thu 23 June 2022

Cley Marshes
06:34 to 09:50
15-19C' calm - ENE f3, sun with cloud building later. Visited Snipe's, E Bank Arnold's & Iron Rd.

1 Pochard (fem + duckling, Don's) ,

6 Coot (4 ads + 2 juvs) ,

15 Little Egret (N Foreland, viewed from E Bank) ,

4 Grey Heron (N Foreland, viewed from E Bank) ,

2 Marsh Harrier (m+f) ,

5 Oystercatcher ,

23 Avocet ,

2 Ringed Plover ,

2 Golden Plover (Arnold's) ,

1 Snipe (Swan Lake) ,

1 Knot (1s, Arnold's) ,

1 Ruff (scruffy male, Serpentine) ,

2 Curlew ,

17 Redshank ,

1 Black-tailed Godwit (Arnold's) ,

2 Mediterranean Gull (ads, Arnold's - more reported later) ,

2 Little Gull (1s, Arnold's) ,

23 Sandwich Tern ,

1 Barn Owl (Keeper's at 06:34) ,

c.8 Bearded Tit (off E Bank) ,

[David & Pat Wileman]

Tue 21 June 2022

Cley Marshes
16:05 to 16:10
Sun.

4 Little Stint (3 of 4.) ,

[Tom Whiley]

Tue 21 June 2022

Cley Marshes
06:30 to 10:05
13-20C, SSW f4, Sun. Visited Bishop's, Daukes, Skirts. Snipe's, E Bank, Arnold's, Sea Pool & Iron Rd.

7 Teal ,

1 Pochard (fem with 1 duckling, Don's still) ,

1 Little Grebe (Snipe's Marsh) ,

8 Coot (5 ads, 3 juvs + 2 med chicks) ,

1 Spoonbill (flew E) ,

5 Grey Heron ,

23 Little Egret (including birds standing up in N Foreland) ,

6 Cormorant (Arnold's) ,

1 Marsh Harrier (fem) ,

1 Red Kite ,

9 Oystercatcher ,

36 Avocet ,

94 Black-tailed Godwit ,

1 Curlew ,

1 Greenshank ,

36 Redshank ,

1 Ruff (ad m, Serpentine) ,

4 Little Ringed Plover ,

3 Ringed Plover ,

4 Little Stint (sum pl ads on Swan Lake) ,

32 Sandwich Tern ,

1 Grayling (Arnold's, my first for the year) ,

[David & Pat Wileman]