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).

Tue 13 April 2021

Cley Marshes
11:20 to 11:20

1 Marsh Harrier (carrying leveret over West Bank) ,

[Peter & Sue Morrison]

Tue 13 April 2021

Bayfield Hall
11:00 to 12:30
Sunny

1 Treecreeper ,

1 Goldcrest ,

2 Chiffchaff ,

1 Nuthatch ,

2 Blackcap ,

2 Egyptian Goose ,

1 Fieldfare ,

[Mick Roe]

Tue 13 April 2021

Cley Marshes
07:30 to 11:15
Cool westerly wind, some cloud, sunny spells

c.7 Sedge Warbler (From 200m west of East Bank Carpark and along East Bank) ,

c.50 Linnet (Fields behind Walsey Hills) ,

50 Carrion Crow (All west and congregation over Blakeney Fresh Marsh where ploughing underway) ,

1 Bittern (Booming prior to 08:00 then quiet) ,

5 Cetti's Warbler (Singing around south side and Snipes) ,

5 Swallow (West over reserve) ,

6 Crane (Tracked west along coast from Overstrand, over Cley and onwards through to Wells ) ,

4 Chiffchaff (Singing at Walsey Hills and one carrying nesting material) ,

2 Greenfinch (Pair nest building at Walsey Hills) ,

1 Bearded Tit (Over main reedbed - a scarce sighting so far) ,

1 Fulmar (West along coast passing Coastguards) ,

[David Griffiths]

Mon 12 April 2021

Kelling WM
10:00 to 00:00
sunny .cold

1 Goosander ( redhead, I cannot remember ever seeing this species here before, it did not stay , water not deep enought, photo not very good, ) ,

[Brian Shaw]

Mon 12 April 2021

Wiveton
07:45 to 15:00

2 Barn Owl (Casper seen to leave nest site at 07.55 and his mate seen to enter nest site at 13.41) ,

2 Marsh Harrier (Seen very high in the sky with a male sky dancing) ,

4 Buzzard (All together circling below the 2 Marsh Harriers) ,

1 Song Thrush (Nest with 4 chicks) ,

1 Mistle Thrush (Singing throughout the morning) ,

1 Great Spotted Woodpecker (Heard calling) ,

[David Fell]

Mon 12 April 2021

Kelling WM
Early morning visit

6 Shelduck ,

20 Shoveler ,

1 Iceland Gull (Usual bird on the Quags section) ,

1 Sedge Warbler ,

4 Chiffchaff ,

3 Blackcap ,

1 Black-tailed Godwit (New) ,

1 Stonechat ,

[Steve Hale]

Sun 11 April 2021

Blakeney GM
16:35 to 16:40
Sun&cloud /7c/n25

1 Little Ringed Plover (1st spring obs. North Freshes. ) ,

[Richard Burton]

Sun 11 April 2021

Kelling Heath
Sunny windy

2 Dartford Warbler (Pair) ,

[Simon Proctor]

Sat 10 April 2021

Blakeney GM
11:23 to 12:00
Cloud /8c/ene20

1 Spoonbill (Flew in from west, landed on Great Barnett, then flew off west again @ 12.00.) ,

1 Sedge Warbler (Aerial song display, off Cart Track ) ,

[Richard Burton]

Sat 10 April 2021

Cley Marshes

1 Bittern (booming constantly all last night again. Seems to wear himself out and go quiet in the daytime.) ,

[Steve Gantlett]