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All newsletters include a review of birds seen during the previous 4 months, a brief review of other interesting sightings in the rest of Norfolk and Cley Eye containing notes, news and comments.

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  • Cley Square Bird News – March to June 2021 Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Spring 2021 White-tailed Eagles in the Cley square Steve Gantlett
  • Wild Ken Hill and the reintroduction of White-tailed Eagles to Norfolk Dominic Buscall
  • Spring 2021 Photo Highlights
  • Best of the Rest – Birds in Norfolk March to June 2021
  • Other Wildlife in the Cley square
  • Beavers to be reintroduced to the Glaven Valley Jonah Tosney
  • Conserving Swifts Ann Duff
  • Lockdown Birding, a personal view – March to June 2020 David Griffiths
  • Orange-breasted Meadow Pipits in spring Malcolm Davies, illustrated by Tom Whiley

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  • Editorial
  • Club & Cley News
  • Cley Square Bird News – November 2020 to February 2021 Pat & David Wileman
  • The Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Kelling Water Meadow – the first record for the Cley area and the second for Norfolk Emma & Steve Stansfield
  • Winter 2020/21 Photo Highlights
  • The best of the rest in Norfolk – November 2020 to February 2021
  • Other Wildlife in the Cley square
  • A Woodcock avalanche in TG04 Richard Millington
  • A tale of a Dartford Richard Porter
  • Felbeck Trust – improving wildlife habitats in North Norfolk Trevor Williams and Helen Dawson
  • All our yesterdays: Bird Notes, Mostly from Cley Marsh, June-December 1978 E.R. & E.D. Parrinder
  • Reviews: My Birding Life by Moss Taylor David Horsley; Birds of Mallorca by Neville Davies Tom Green; A Date With A Bird by Alan Vittery
  • Unprecedented number of singing Blyth’s Reed Warblers reach Britain in late spring 2020 Tom Whiley

 

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  • Editorial
  • Club and Cley News
  • Cley square Bird News – July to October 2020 Pat & David Wileman
  • The best of the rest in Norfolk – July to October 2020 Trevor Davies & Pauline Walton
  • Changes in numbers of waterbirds in the Cley square David Wileman
  • Habitat damage at Cley at the height of the breeding season Tom Green
  • Other Wildlife in the Cley square
  • All our yesterdays: autumns gone by
  • Some early December gulls at Cley Tom Whiley



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  • Editorial
  • Cley Square Bird News – March to June 2020 Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest – Birds in Norfolk March to June 2020 Trevor Davies & Pauline Walton
  • Some thoughts on the legacy lockdown Tom Green
  • Battles of the boxes: Boxing clever Richard Porter
  • Barn Owls beat Kestrels Richard Price
  • Covid spring Mark Golley
  • Other Wildlife in the Cley Square
  • Summer migrants – are they arriving earlier? Chris Wheeler
  • Obituaries: John Ward by Richard Porter and Tony Aberdein by Richard Webb
  • All our yesterdays: Springs gone by
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  • Cley Square Bird News – November 2019 to February 2020 – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest – Birds in Norfolk November 2019 to February 2020 – Trevor Davies & Pauline Walton
  • Cley’s first Isabelline Wheatear – November 2019 – Mark Golley
  • A Grey-bellied Brant in Norfolk – James R. McCallum
  • Other Wildlife in the Cley Square
  • The Second CBC New Year Big Bird Day – 11th January 2020 – Lin Pateman, Janice Darch & Ben Clark
  • Club News, Local News
  • An Eastern Yellow Wagtail at Sedgeford, Norfolk – Kayn Forbes
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  • CBC Winter Meetings 2019-2020
  • Cley Square Bird News – March 2019 to June 2019
  • Best of the Rest – Birds in Norfolk
  • Cley and Salthouse Marshes Breeding Report
  • The Wonderful Wader Day
  • Two Celebrations of Seabirds and a Review of Oceanic Birds of the World
  • Oriental Bird Club Meeting – Conservation in China
  • Cley Eye – News and views, nostalgia, breeding Bitterns, a first visit to Cley,
  • Research on UK Roadkill
  • Obituary and the deaths of three A Rocha conservabon leaders
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  • CBC Winter Meetings 2019-2020 – Meetings Organiser – Ann Duff
  • Cley Square Bird News – March 2019 to June 2019 – Pat and Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest – Birds in Norfolk – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • The second CBC Big Bird Day – Phil Farndon, Tom Green, Richard Webb, Pat and Dave Wileman
  • Great Spotted Cuckoo at Weybourne – The full story – Moss Taylor
  • Tern News (editor) and rare visitors to Blakeney Point – Richard Porter
  • Cley Eye – Reserve news and the LRP saga – George Baldock, Kath Claydon,Pat Wileman
  • Tape-lures – One rule for birders, another rule for ringers? – Richard Webb
  • 25/26 Obituaries- Howard Medhurst and Len Bentley
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  • Cley Square Bird News – November 2018 to February 2019 – Pat and Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest – Birds in Norfolk July to October 2018 – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • The First CBC Big Bird Day – January 12th 2019 – Pat and Dave Wileman, Sue and Steve Gantlett, Paul Eele, Mark Golley and Tony Marr.
  • Photo centrefold
  • Big Bird Day Continued
  • John Henry Gurney and ‘his’ pitta – Tom Green
  • Conservation Matters – Brent Geese Disturbance, Swifts and the ‘Hookpod’
  • Obituary – Martin Woodcock – Tom Green
  • Cley Eye – Jack Aspinall and the Simon Aspinall Wildlife Education Centre
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  • The First CBC Big Bird Day – Richard Webb
  • Cley Square Bird News – July to October 2018 – Pat and Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest – Birds in Norfolk July to October 2018 – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • Breeding Birds at Cley 2018 + Ringing Notes – Pat and Dave Wileman
  • Martin Woodcock’s Poem ‘The Hedge’ and Photo Feature
  • Cley Eye – NOA Walsey Hills – Brent Goose research – 40 Anniversary of NNNWT Group – Andy Clarke
  • Conservation Matters – Sculthorpe Moor Land Appeal – Su Gough Albania – EU Research Funding Little Terns
  • Stranger in a fair land – The Cley White-crowned Sparrow – Marcus Webster
  • A quest for Snow Leopards – Chris Abrams
  • CBC Square survey area Maps
  • WEBS Counters Needed – Richard Porter + North Norfolk NWT Group 40th Anniversary – Andy Clarke
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  • Cley Square Bird News: July to October 2017 – Pat and Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: Norfolk’s best birds of the period. – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • The latest ringing report from our Club Recorders -Tom Green
  • Mammals, moths and other Cley fauna – Greg Bond
  • Blakeney Point NT Headlines
  • Cley Eye – people and places – local NWT, NT and NOA news
  • Details of CBC Meetings and speakers for this autumn and winter
  • Conservation matters – Local and Global
  • The ecological damage caused by our pets – Richard Webb
  • Corncrakes and the re-introduction projects – Tom Green
  • Birding on the edge – Birding on the Isle of Lewis – Tony Marr
  • Book Review – Moss Taylor’s Wings over Weybourne – Birdlife at the Camp – Tom Green
  • Pantile Penthouse – The Swifts of a Cley Cottage – Julia Porter
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  • Cley Eye and Club News
  • Cley Square Bird News: October 2017 – February 2018 – Pat and Dave Wileman
  • Cley Breeding Birds – Pat and Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: Norfolk’s best birds of the period – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • March Woodcock Week – Tom Green et.al.
  • Historic Seed-Eater Bonanza and Tree Sparrows – Tom Green
  • Bird Ringing and Tracking – Tom Green
  • I-Spy Birds – Sixty Years on – Tom Green
  • Polish Mute Swans
  • Conservation Matters
  • Book Review – Gulls of the World – Mark Golley
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  • Club and Local News
  • Cley Square Bird News: July to October 2017 – Pat and Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: Norfolk’s best birds of the period – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • Cley Eye – The Demise of Dilly – Richard Porter
  • Obituary to Trevor Poyser – Tom Green
  • Richard Richardson Memorial Events – Angela and Leo Batten
  • The Blakeney Point Little Tern Colony 2017 – Al Davies
  • My first season on Blakeney Point – Ryan Doggart (National Trust)
  • Cley’s first Long-billed Dowitcher – 1969 – Moss Taylor
  • Blakeney Point’s Special Flora – Richard Porter
  • A visit to Cley and Blakeney Point in 1951 – DIM Wallace
  • Photography exhibition by Roger Tidman – Roger Tidman
  • Conservation round-up
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  • Richard Richardson Events 8th October at East Bank. 10th October Cley Village Hall
  • Club Matters and Winter Meetings in Cley Village Hall
  • Cley Square Bird News: November 2016 – February 2017 – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: (Norfolk’s best birds of the period) – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • Recent and future management of Cley and Salthouse Marshes – Editor
  • The Water Level Management Plan for Cley and Salthouse – Editor
  • Cley Eye – News and Comment, Butterflies, moths and ’other wildlife’ – Greg Bond
  • The Swifts of Cley – Sue and Steve Gantlett
  • The Great White Egret in Norfolk – Beverley and Tom Whiley
  • Conservation Matters – Editor
  • The History of Cley Marshes (first published in BB 2016) – Nick Acheson
  • A day on South Georgia – Chris Abrams
  • A birding trip to Bhutan – Ann Duff
  • Book Review – Waders of Europe by Lars Gjell – Tom Green
  • Turning back the Cley Clock – Rarities
  • Index of Newsletters – No. 104 Spring 2016 to No 107 Spring 2017
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  • Cley Square Bird News: November 2016-February 2017- Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Other bird news, Brent Goose update and The Cley Square list 2016 – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: (Norfolk’s best birds of the period) – Trevor Davies & Pauline Walton
  • The History of Cley Marshes (first published in BB 2016) – Nick Acheson
  • Cley Eye – local news and comment
  • Conservation Matters – Malta – Joe Sultana (Birdlife Malta), Eddie Stubbings & Bee Bueche
  • Revisiting ‘Kes’ with Richard Porter and Club News
  • Allen Seaby – an artist inspired by a visit to Cley – Robert Gillmor
  • North Sea Migrants – 25km off North Norfolk – Ryan Irvine
  • Baltic’ Gull thoughts – Tom Whiley
  • Through a glass darkly – First binocular memories! – Nine CBC Members
  • Obituary – Martin Preston – Moss Taylor
  • Details of Dersingham Stonechat Project
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  • Cley Square Bird News: July to October 2016 – Pat and Dave Wileman
  • Breeding birds of Cley 2016 – Pat and Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: (Norfolk’s best birds of the period) – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • Wheatears breeding at Weybourne 2016 – Moss Taylor
  • Turtle Doves in North Norfolk – John Dicks
  • Cley Eye – local news and comment
  • Managing wetland reserves – Leo Batten
  • British Birds article on Cley Marshes, Media Watch and Conservation Matters
  • Local and National Conservation issues affecting birds
  • Moths at Cley – Greg Bond
  • Blakeney Point NN Reserve update and new map by Bob Holmes
  • Bust to Boom : Little Egret Explosion-your help needed – Neil Lawton
  • Sourcing or upgrading binoculars
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  • Cley Square Bird News: March to June 2016 – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: -‐ Norfolk’s best birds of the period – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • Blakeney Point NNR News and NNNS Transactions article on the 2013 Tidal Surge
  • Cley Bird Club 30th Anniversary Celebration and Exhibition Report – Tom Green
  • Cley Eye -‐ Local News and Comment
  • Bird Observatories -‐ Feedback – Tom Green
  • Members Matters -‐ Local Bird Club and NWT Group Meetings
  • Who are the CBC committee members?
  • Books for Birdwatchers – including Review by Martin Woodcock of ‘Siberia’s Sprite’ by Andy Stoddart
  • The environment and Europe – Andy Clements -‐ British Trust for Ornithology
  • Goldfinch joins ‘red-list’ of threatened species in France due to illegal trapping
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  • Cley Square Bird News: November 2015 to February 2016 – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Counts of Roosting Brent Geese 1999 – 2010 – Dave and Pat Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: – Norfolk’s best birds of the period – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • December 2015 Cley Square Red-rumped Swallow breaks national record – Tom Green
  • Cley Eye: Notes, news and comment
  • Why wind turbines and not wave power? – Leo Batten
  • It’s all in the name – Blakeney Point Names – Tom Green, Richard Porter, Ajay Tegala
  • Book Review – Flight identification of Raptors…by Dick Forsman – Editor
  • Moved by the natural world and a poem by George Marchant
  • Cley Bird Club Members Matters
  • Obituary – CBC Member Don Dorling and The Reverend Richard Bending of Cley – Tom Green
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  • Cley Square Bird News: July – October 2015 – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Cley Square Bird News – Pat and Dave Wileman
  • Cley Marshes Breeding Birds 2015 – Pat and Dave Wileman
  • Blakeney Point NT NNR autumn wildlife news – N.T. Coast Rangers
  • Books for birders, children and Christmas – Tom Green
  • Best of the Rest: – Norfolk’s best birds of the period – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • Cley Eye: Notes, news and comment, Planning issues, Impacts of visitor numbers, Just offshore, The state of Arnold’s Marsh – Martin Woodcock
  • Pig-field waders – Martin Woodcock,
  • Members’ news
  • Remembering Derek Bean and Arkwright’s
  • The world of digital bird data – Tom Green
  • It’s all in the name – Cley Reserve – Tom Green
  • The National Trust Coastline Report 2015 – Tom Green
  • x 30 Kowa Binocular Review
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  • Cley Square Bird News: March – June 2015 – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: – (Norfolk’s best birds of the period) – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • Sir David Attenborough opens the extended Cley Reserve and the Simon Aspinall Centre
  • Cley Eye : Notes, News, Comment, Bird crime in Spain, Media Watch 3, Robert Gillmor MBE
  • Nature – Abuse it and lose it: Tom Green reflects on our role and that of Nature Writers
  • Blakeney Point NT NNR spring & early summer wildlife news
  • Focus on Walsey Hills and the work of The Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association
  • Cley in Print : in and out-of-print titles and where to get them
  • A Cley Bibliography& Birds New to Norfolk’: Book Review and Special Offer from Wildsounds
  • A provisional check-list of birds new to Norfolk since 2009
  • Birds and churchyards in the Glaven Valley : their special environmental value Tom Green
  • Cley Bird Club Members’ Matters and Winter Meeting dates, Welcome to New Members
  • CBC Rules for approval at next AGM
  • CBC Financial Report
  • Jottings from a hide’ : a Poem from Martin Woodcock
  • Spoonbills 2015 & some of Billy Bishop’s 1946 Cley Diary Notes
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  • Cley Square Bird News: November 2014 – February 2015 – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: – (Norfolk’s best birds of the period) – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • Cley Eye : Notes, News, Comment, Bird crime in Spain, Media Watch 3, Robert Gillmor MBE
  • What future for our coastal freshwater marshes – Spring 2015 update – Editor
  • Encouraging participation in birdwatching, particularly among ‘the next’ generation – Tom Green
  • Gresham’s School and the Cley Connection – Dave Horsley
  • Turning back the pages – Bird photography at Cley 60 years ago – Martin Woodcock
  • Birding nostalgia – from another CBC veteran – Arnold Hitchen
  • Blakeney National Nature Reserve – Breeding Bird Report 2014 – Tom Green, Ajay Tegala and Chris Everett
  • Blakeney National Nature Reserve Winter Wildlife Update – Ajay Tegala
  • Media-watch – anachronism or pedantry? – Tony Marr
  • What makes those who enjoy watching birds, tick? – Editor
  • Book Review“My garden and other animals” by Mike Dilger published by Harper/Collins – Annie Abrams
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  • Membership Matters
  • Cley Square Bird News: July – October 2014 – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: – (Norfolk’s best birds of the period) – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • Cley Reserve Breeding Report 2014 – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • ‘Cley Eye’: Local news
  • Kelling Heath Breeding Report 2014 – John Wagstaff
  • Newsletter reaches 100 – Editor
  • Snippets – World Wildlife News
  • Obituary – Peter Gooden – Tony Aberdein, Allen Hilton
  • Light Pollution and Birds – Martin Woodcock
  • The Stody Buzzards 2014 – Tom Green
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  • Club News, Reserve News, Blakeney Freshes
  • Cley Square Bird News: March – June 2014 – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: (Norfolk’s best birds of the period) – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • Kelling and Weybourne Report – Moss Taylor
  • National Trust
  • Stonechats on Kelling Heath – Noel Elms
  • Blackbird Study Holt – Dave Leech
  • Bayfield Estate Breeding Report – Len Bentley
  • Book Notes
  • Snippets – Peter Gooden
  • Poem – Martin Woodcock
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  • Club Matters
  • Cley Square Bird News: December 2013 – March 2014 – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: (Norfolk’s best birds of the period) – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • Breeding Birds of Kelling Heath 2013 – John Wagstaff, Noel Elms
  • The North Sea December Surge 2013 – Tom Green
  • Blakeney Point NT News – March 2014 – Ajay Tegala
  • Walks and Events Summer 2014
  • Book Reviews – Tom Green
  • Snippets: World News Roundup – Peter Gooden
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  • Club Matters
  • A Bird’s Eye View of the Cley Square
  • Cley Square Bird News: July 2013 – October 2013 – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: (Norfolk’s best birds of the period) – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • Cley Marshes Breeding Report – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Blakeney Freshes Breeding Birds – Chris Everitt
  • Bats in Cley Church – Phil Parker
  • Insects on the Cley Reserve – Greg Bond
  • Blakeney Point NT News July – October 2013 – Ajay Tegala
  • Bayfield Reserve – Andrew Cannon
  • Snippets: World News Roundup – Peter Gooden
  • Cley Marshes Appeal Up-Date
  • Blakeney Point Plant Atlas
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  • Club Matters
  • A Bird’s Eye View of the Cley Square
  • Cley Square Bird News: March 2013 – June 2013 – Pat & Dave Wileman
  • Best of the Rest: (Norfolk’s best birds of the period) – Trevor Davies and Pauline Walton
  • Snippets: World News Roundup – Peter Gooden
  • From Blakeney point to Skomer Iskland – Eddie Stubbings
  • Book Reviews – Tom Green, Richard A. Jones
  • Club News and Information
  • Obituaries
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  • Cley Square Review 2012 – Pat & David Wileman
  • Weybourne Camp & Kelling Water Meadow 2012 – Moss Taylor (the full report is available on the Breeding page of the CBC website)
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  • Breeding Birds at Cley – Pat and David Wileman
  • Breeding birds of Kelling Heath – John Wagstaff and Noel Elms
  • Blakeney Point Bird Report 2012 – Ed Stubbings

 

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  • Stonechats – Tales of the Unexpected by Moss Taylor
  • Obituary to local birder, Robin Abel, who died on August 5th.
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  • Cley square Review 2011
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  • Cley Marshes Breeding Report
  • The Breeding Birds of Kelling Heath 2011
  • Blakeney Point Bird Report 2011
  • An account of a Big Fall of migrants at Cley in October 1951 by Archie Daukes.
  • An update on the future of Blakeney Freshmarsh
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