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 19 October 2021

Cley Marshes
07:15 to 10:05
16-19C, SSW f3-5 gusting 6, drizzle then showers

1067 Pink-footed Goose (286 on Pat's, 254 on Simmond's, 527 on N Scrape left roost 07:48-08:35.) ,

3 Pintail ,

15 Little Grebe (13 Brackish, 1 Don's Pool, 1 W Skirts Pool) ,

4 Little Egret ,

1 Grey Heron ,

68 Cormorant (Pope's Pool) ,

2 Marsh Harrier ,

5 Avocet ,

3 Curlew ,

99 Black-tailed Godwit ,

1 Bar-tailed Godwit ,

1 Greenshank ,

12 Redshank ,

75 Dunlin ,

1 Ringed Plover (Serpentine) ,

3 Grey Plover (Arnold's) ,

61 Golden Plover (Simmond's) ,

335 Lapwing ,

1 Cetti's Warbler (heard by boardwalk) ,

1 Migrant Hawker (behind Daukes) ,

[David & Pat Wileman]

Mon 18 October 2021

Cley (sea)
08:45 to 11:00
S 12mph

c.400 Gannet (Scattered, loafing on sea. Some surface foraging others plunge diving. Several melee’s) ,

1 Manx Shearwater (Obviously surface foraging offshore but only seen briefly, when GBBG chased a Thrush eventually catching it, dropping to surface devouring it in one, hoping for scraps maybe.) ,

1 Song Thrush (Pursued by several LWHG’s, eventually feathers flying, ‘down in one’ for a GBBG) ,

[Graham Fellows]

Mon 18 October 2021

Cley Marshes
07:10 to 10:05
10-13C, S3-4, sun/cloud

1606 Pink-footed Goose (left overnight roost) ,

4 Pintail ,

5 Little Grebe ,

1 Little Egret ,

1 Grey Heron ,

30 Cormorant ,

3 Avocet (Arnold's) ,

131 Black-tailed Godwit ,

1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Arnold's) ,

2 Snipe ,

6 Curlew ,

37 Redshank ,

1 Turnstone (Arnold's) ,

115 Dunlin ,

2 Grey Plover (Arnold's) ,

172 Lapwing ,

7 Marsh Harrier (over main reedbed early morning) ,

2 Buzzard ,

1 Kingfisher (Main Drain by E Bank) ,

[David & Pat Wileman]

Mon 18 October 2021

Kelling WM
morning visit

5 Mute Swan ,

52 Greylag Goose ,

1 Shelduck ,

35 Wigeon ,

11 Teal ,

4 Gadwall ,

9 Shoveler ,

11 Mallard ,

1 Little Egret ,

32 Pheasant ,

31 Red-legged Partridge ,

1 Curlew ,

1 Stonechat ,

7 Meadow Pipit ,

40 Linnet ,

13 Goldfinch ,

1 Reeves' Muntjac ,

[Steve Hale]

Mon 18 October 2021

Kelling (sea)
morning visit

4 Red-throated Diver ,

9 Guillemot ,

1 Razorbill ,

3 Blackbird (in/off the sea) ,

[Steve Hale]

Sun 17 October 2021

Cley (sea)
08:15 to 11:10
SW 15mph overcast, some distant Fret

4 Harbour Porpoise (Foraging just offshore for 30 mins or so. May well be same family Pod as Sat 9th) ,

1 White-billed Diver (Ad part SumPlum, East just offshore, not a dot. Initially called as Great Northern, TD, but raised its head several times as it majestically powered by. Phowaarr!) ,

1 Mediterranean Gull (Ad Win stoofing around small melee.) ,

c.40 Gannet (Surface foraging and shallow plunge diving over another fish boil.) ,

1 Arctic Skua (Juv, IP, through West on a mission. Ad Common Gull the victim this time. Unsuccessful, charged off West.) ,

[Graham Fellows]

Sat 16 October 2021

Walsey Hills
12:30 to 13:00
Dry, cool breeze.

1 Brambling (Close to feeders.) ,

[Mick Roe]

Sat 16 October 2021

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

1 Hen Harrier (Ringtail, Female, NW over Reserve and out to sea. What a delight, exquisite against blue sky and sunshine. (Great shout from Walsey Warden)) ,

1 Marsh Harrier (Juv, in off from way out (DH pick-up)) ,

c.200 Pink-footed Goose (Skeins in off from way out NE.) ,

[Graham Fellows]

Sat 16 October 2021

Cley Marshes
07:05 to 07:20
S7, overcast.

1 Caspian Gull (ad, Pats, Dawn.) ,

[Tom Whiley]

Sat 16 October 2021

Salthouse (sea)
late afternoon

1 Red-throated Diver ,

2 Guillemot ,

1 Turnstone ,

[Steve Hale]