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).

Sat 16 October 2021

Salthouse
late afternoon

153 Greylag Goose (flyovers) ,

316 Pink-footed Goose (flyovers) ,

5 Teal ,

64 Cormorant (flyovers) ,

1 Grey Heron ,

1 Curlew ,

1 Black-headed Gull ,

12 Pied Wagtail (on the beach) ,

[Steve Hale]

Fri 15 October 2021

Blakeney GM
16:00 to 16:30
Sun/13c/n5

1 Water Rail (Immature bird feeding on Great Barnett pool. ) ,

4 Bearded Tit (2 pairs ) ,

[Richard Burton]

Fri 15 October 2021

Cley (sea)
13:45 to 16:00
NW 10mph

1 Great Skua (Juv, duffed up by two Juv Arctic’s. Escorted him off the premises, East.) ,

1 Common Tern (Juv, foraging over wreck.) ,

1 Manx Shearwater (Leisurely West, close inshore. Premiere stuff, always a joy.) ,

[Graham Fellows]

Fri 15 October 2021

Walsey Hills
10:30 to 11:00

1 Yellow-browed Warbler (Spanking bright Juv, vocal and energetic in large Hawthorn and Ash, Eastside of track. What a gem.) ,

[Graham Fellows]

Fri 15 October 2021

Cley/Salthouse
08:30 to 10:50

1 House Martin (Flew east from VC over Pat's pool) ,

8 Dunlin (On Pat's) ,

1 Yellow-browed Warbler (Walsey hills. Briefly in Blackthorn along path, though elusive & mobile.) ,

c.3 Ruff (On swan lake, scrapping with dunlin flock) ,

1 Stonechat (Gramborough) ,

[John Fairey]

Fri 15 October 2021

Cley Marshes
07:05 to 09:45
11-12C, N3, sun/cloud. Natural England surveying brackish lagoons.

3 Barnacle Goose ,

3 Pintail (1 drake) ,

8 Little Grebe ,

64 Cormorant (Pope's Pool) ,

2 Grey Heron ,

4 Little Egret ,

2 Marsh Harrier ,

1 Sparrowhawk ,

2 Water Rail ,

5 Avocet ,

129 Black-tailed Godwit ,

6 Curlew ,

22 Redshank ,

2 Ruff (ad m + juv m) ,

1 Knot (Arnold's) ,

83 Dunlin ,

4 Grey Plover ,

1 Kingfisher (Main Drain by E Bank) ,

1 Chinese Water Deer ,

[David & Pat Wileman]

Fri 15 October 2021

Cley (sea)
07:00 to 10:15
NNW 15. Rain early on.

1 Slavonian Grebe (Partial SumPlum Ad close inshore through surf, West. A real surprise on a slow session.) ,

2 Arctic Skua (Out West, through on a mission, hammering Kitties.) ,

2 Great Skua (Steadily beating East.) ,

3 Tufted Duck (Drake and 2Ducks through West.) ,

c.50 Kittiwake (Trickle through West.) ,

c.10 Little Gull (Dancing West.) ,

[Graham Fellows]

Fri 15 October 2021

Cley Marshes
06:50 to 07:50
Sunny, some cloud. Fresh breeze.

2 Gannet (Adult & juv.) ,

1 Buzzard ,

2 Marsh Harrier (Including immaculate adult male hunting around the reeds close to the western side of West Bank. Close to the AW turret. Superb views for 10 mins.) ,

1 Kestrel ,

1 Golden Plover (Calling from Eye Field as light grew.) ,

3 Snipe ,

1 Bearded Tit (At least.) ,

[Andrew Cox]

Thu 14 October 2021

Cley (sea)
14:45 to 18:00
Cloudy, breezy.

1 Shag (Usual bird, close in.) ,

10 Gannet (Adult plus at least nine juvs in melee. ) ,

13 Common Scoter (West.) ,

1 Arctic Skua (Distant.) ,

1 Caspian Gull (1st winter in melee. ) ,

1 Common Tern (Juv in melee, which built up to 100's of gulls in several groups by 18:00.) ,

[Andrew Cox]

Thu 14 October 2021

Cley Marshes
13:00 to 14:30
Cloudy, breezy.

2 Kestrel ,

3 Snipe ,

18 Dunlin ,

15 Black-tailed Godwit ,

[Andrew Cox]