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 05 October 2021

Cley (sea)
14:00 to 16:15

c.250 Razorbill/Guillemot sp. (Big push East many bunches whirring through.) ,

1 Spoonbill (Sub-Ad in off from wayout, over towards BP. Always something to surprise.) ,

[Graham Fellows]

Tue 05 October 2021

Cley (sea)
08:00 to 11:00
Heavy rain early on. SSE 20 gusting 25mph.

c.30 Razorbill (At least 10 close inshore in several small groups. Group of 15+ East. General increase as is usual for early Oct.) ,

c.60 Red-throated Diver (Constant trickle East, several groups of 4 & 5. Some West too.) ,

1 Little Gull (Ad East.) ,

c.50 Kittiwake (Numbers pushing West after the early rain. Once again Arctic Skua fodder.) ,

3 Arctic Skua (Sub-Ad DP and a very distinctive Juv DP. Bright white ‘Headlights’ to leading edge of each wing. Working as a duo to beat up the Kitties. Second DP through some time after the duo had pushed off East.) ,

8 Common Tern (Through East foraging as they went) ,

c.25 Sandwich Tern (Push East with some stragglers foraging just offshore) ,

3 Red-breasted Merganser (Redheads dashing West.) ,

[Graham Fellows]

Mon 04 October 2021

Cley (sea)
08:30 to 10:30
SSW 15mph

c.100 Kittiwake (Steady trickle West, odds back East. Arctic Skua fodder.) ,

2 Arctic Skua (Gorgeous Ad PP with a small spanking ginger Juv, working in tandem, giving jinking-gyp to the many Kitties. Skuatastic. ) ,

3 Common Tern (Working the surface close inshore for whitebait.) ,

c.20 Sandwich Tern (Foraging West and East, trickle through.) ,

2 Bar-tailed Godwit (Through East.) ,

1 Redshank (East at pace.) ,

[Graham Fellows]

Mon 04 October 2021

Cley Marshes
07:10 to 10:15
10-12C, SSW f3-4, showers early then brightening

c.2000 Pink-footed Goose (coming and going off N Scrape, 270 had roosted on Pat's) ,

6 Little Grebe (Brackish) ,

1 Grey Heron ,

3 Little Egret ,

2 Marsh Harrier ,

6 Avocet (Arnold's) ,

7 Curlew ,

145 Black-tailed Godwit (central scrapes) ,

1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Arnold's) ,

1 Snipe (Arnold's) ,

53 Dunlin ,

29 Redshank ,

1 Kingfisher (Brackish) ,

3 Grey Plover ,

c.50 Goldfinch (shingle behind Arnold's) ,

1 Cetti's Warbler (heard E Bank near sluice) ,

[David & Pat Wileman]

Sun 03 October 2021

Cley Marshes
18:27 to 18:30
sunset, SSW15.

1 Mediterranean Gull (Clean 1st winter.) ,

[Tom Whiley]

Sun 03 October 2021

Cley (sea)
08:45 to 11:45
SW 10mph

6 Eider (3 Drakes, 3 Duck, meandering West.) ,

6 Sandwich Tern (Several West before coming back East.) ,

1 Pomarine Skua (Ad PP through East, tho way offshore.) ,

3 Razorbill (Still just offshore, foraging.) ,

c.50 Gannet (Feature of the last few days, Juvs plunge diving right in the surf. Popping up like corks and proceeding to mop up the stunned whitebait. What a pleasure brightening up slow session.) ,

[Graham Fellows]

Sun 03 October 2021

Kelling WM

4 Mute Swan ,

2 Canada Goose ,

19 Mallard ,

1 Shoveler ,

2 Little Egret ,

1 Curlew ,

25 Black-headed Gull ,

1 Stock Dove ,

1 Blackbird ,

2 Chiffchaff ,

4 Whitethroat ,

3 Robin ,

3 Dunnock ,

1 Chaffinch ,

[Steve Hale]

Sat 02 October 2021

Cley Marshes
14:56 to 14:59
Rain and light wind

1 Red-legged Partridge (Feeding on path just in front of hide) ,

[Michael Clark]

Sat 02 October 2021

Cley (sea)
14:00 to 16:00

2 Sandwich Tern (Foraging West.) ,

2 Common Tern (East, briefly foraging over wreck) ,

2 Mediterranean Gull (2nd Win, East.) ,

2 Arctic Skua (Juvs, one close inshore along surfline, West.) ,

[Graham Fellows]

Sat 02 October 2021

Cley (sea)
08:15 to 10:30
S 10mph

c.18 Kittiwake (West, mainly Juvs.) ,

2 Mediterranean Gull (Ad and 2nd Win through West and East.) ,

1 Tufted Duck (Duck through West with Duck Goldeneye.) ,

1 Goldeneye (Duck through West, close inshore.) ,

2 Great Skua (Bumbling West tho distant) ,

1 Grey Heron (Plodding West, distant.) ,

c.200 Pink-footed Goose (Skein through West, far out.) ,

1 Cormorant (p. c. Carbo, imm sat on wreck, giant compared its sidekick sinensis) ,

[Graham Fellows]