CBC Wildlife News

Records submitted in the last 31 days, most recent first. Amber indicates scarce, 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).

 

Thu 11 August 2022

Cley Marshes
08:30 to 16:00
19C am to maybe 26C pm. Cloudless. Wind E 2-3. Visited central hides and Iron Road to Babcock.

8 Spoonbill (Whitwell early. 6 Simmonds later ) ,

2 Collared Dove ,

3 Greenshank (3 early then 2 pm on Whitwell) ,

2 Green Sandpiper (1 Whitwell, 1 Babcock) ,

1 Snipe (Whitwell) ,

5 Little Ringed Plover (Simmonds 2ad + 3 Juv) ,

3 Redshank (Whitwell early morning) ,

1 Buzzard (Whitwell - on usual post) ,

c.20 Pied Wagtail ,

1 Bearded Tit (Simmonds - calling) ,

3 Reed Warbler (1 Simmonds - flew into hide! 1 boardwalk and 1 Iron Road) ,

c.10 Swallow ,

7 Little Egret (Whitwell am) ,

1 Sedge Warbler (Whitwell) ,

c.50 Canada Goose (Simmonds) ,

c.10 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Simmonds - numbers increasing throughout day) ,

10 Herring Gull (Simmonds, 1 possible Limosa unringed) ,

c.16 Black-tailed Godwit (10Simmonds, 6 Babcock) ,

100 Greylag Goose (at least! Simmonds) ,

8 Avocet (6 Simmonds - 2 juveniles, 2 Babcock) ,

100 Black-headed Gull (Simmonds) ,

2 Grey Heron (1 Simmonds, 1 juvenile Watling) ,

30 Cormorant (flew over W early morning) ,

10 Gadwall (Simmonds) ,

20 Lapwing (Simmonds) ,

10 Herring Gull (Simmonds. Adults and juveniles) ,

1 Wigeon (Simmonds - female with orange flag on lower right leg. Right foot appeared injured) ,

1 Shoveler (Simmonds) ,

50 Teal (Simmonds - estimate, not counted) ,

2 Shelduck (Simmonds, juveniles) ,

40 House Sparrow (along boardwalk) ,

15 Small Heath (Attenborough walk Iron Rd to Babcock) ,

2 Brown Hawker (Attenborough walk Iron Rd to Babcock) ,

2 Wall Brown (Iron road and path to Babcock) ,

4 Ruff (Simmonds) ,

2 Kestrel (Adults hunting over eye field) ,

1 Marsh Harrier (adult female E of Simmonds) ,

1 Caspian Gull (possible juvenile per GF and TD) ,

3 House Martin (around start of boardwalk) ,

1 Reed Bunting (near Iron Road) ,

[Steve Chapman]

Thu 11 August 2022

Cley Marshes
06:30 to 11:20
14-24C, NE f2-3, Sun. Visited Daukes, Snipe's, E Bank & Arnold's.

46 Teal ,

2 Little Grebe (Don's Pool) ,

13 Spoonbill ,

5 Grey Heron ,

11 Little Egret ,

30 Cormorant ,

1 Marsh Harrier (male) ,

1 Kestrel ,

1 Buzzard (over N Foreland) ,

1 Coot (Snipe's Marsh) ,

1 Water Rail (Snipe's Marsh) ,

1 Oystercatcher (Arnold's) ,

13 Avocet ,

4 Bar-tailed Godwit (incl. 3 juvs, Arnold's) ,

151 Black-tailed Godwit ,

2 Black-tailed Godwit (European) (juv LL?-BL(E), ad WY?-GL(E)) ,

1 Snipe ,

20 Curlew ,

57 Redshank ,

2 Green Sandpiper (Whitwell) ,

2 Common Sandpiper (Serpentine) ,

8 Ruff (7 ad m, 1 juv m) ,

1 Pectoral Sandpiper (Serpentine) ,

5 Dunlin ,

6 Little Ringed Plover ,

2 Ringed Plover ,

14 Sandwich Tern (Arnold's) ,

10 Common Tern (Arnold's) ,

2 Little Grebe (Don's Pool) ,

[David & Pat Wileman]

Thu 11 August 2022

Kelling WM
Early morning visit: cool start, warming quickly. Sunny.

1 Canada Goose ,

4 Egyptian Goose ,

1 Gadwall ,

4 Moorhen ,

15 Lapwing ,

3 Curlew ,

1 Whimbrel ,

3 Sand Martin ,

1 Green Woodpecker ,

1 Sedge Warbler ,

6 Blackbird ,

3 Robin ,

1 Wall Brown ,

[Steve Hale]

Thu 11 August 2022

Kelling (sea)

2 Sandwich Tern (to west) ,

18 Herring Gull ,

[Steve Hale]

Wed 10 August 2022

Cley Marshes
18:45 to 19:45
Glorious evening sunshine but strong easterly wind

1 Pectoral Sandpiper (Still on Serpentine and looking fab in the evening light) ,

[David Griffiths]

Wed 10 August 2022

Cley Marshes
06:40 to 10:05
14-20C, E f2-3, sun with some cloud early. Visited Daukes, Snipe's, E Bank & Arnold's

1 Wigeon ,

59 Teal ,

2 Little Grebe (1 Don's, 1 Main Drain) ,

8 Spoonbill ,

2 Grey Heron ,

10 Little Egret ,

19 Cormorant ,

1 Marsh Harrier (fem) ,

2 Coot (Snipe's) ,

1 Water Rail (Snipe's) ,

22 Avocet ,

31 Curlew ,

145 Black-tailed Godwit ,

7 Snipe ,

2 Greenshank (1 Simmond's, 1 Whitwell) ,

53 Redshank ,

4 Green Sandpiper (2 Whitwell, 2 Serpentine) ,

1 Common Sandpiper (Serpentine) ,

10 Dunlin ,

8 Little Ringed Plover ,

3 Ringed Plover ,

1 Golden Plover (Arnold's) ,

1 Little Gull (2cy Arnold's) ,

1 Kingfisher (Main Drain) ,

16 Ruff (15 ad m, 1 juv m,, all Pope's Pool/Serpentine) ,

[David & Pat Wileman]

Tue 09 August 2022

Cley Marshes
06:30 to 10:00
16-20C, SWthen NE f1-2, Sun, Visited Daukes, Snipe's, E Bank & Arnold's.

49 Teal ,

1 Little Grebe ,

c.4 Spoonbill ,

4 Grey Heron ,

1 Bittern (flew W ) ,

12 Little Egret ,

22 Cormorant ,

2 Buzzard (over N Foreland) ,

1 Kestrel ,

2 Coot ,

1 Water Rail (Snipe's) ,

1 Oystercatcher (Arnold's) ,

131 Black-tailed Godwit ,

1 Bar-tailed Godwit (juv, Arnold's) ,

1 Greenshank (Arnold's) ,

45 Redshank ,

2 Green Sandpiper (1 Serpentine, 1 Whitwell) ,

1 Common Sandpiper (Serpentine) ,

2 Snipe (Simmond's) ,

12 Ruff (11 ad m, 1 juv m) ,

9 Dunlin ,

1 Pectoral Sandpiper (Serpentine) ,

6 Little Ringed Plover ,

2 Ringed Plover ,

1 Golden Plover (Arnold's) ,

3 Sandwich Tern (Arnold's) ,

1 Kingfisher (Main Drain W of E Bank) ,

[David & Pat Wileman]

Mon 08 August 2022

Cley Marshes
06:30 to 09:50
17-21C, N f2, Sun. Visited Daukes, Snipe's, E Bank & Arnold's.

20 Teal ,

3 Little Grebe (1 Main Drain. 2 Don's Pool) ,

8 Spoonbill ,

5 Grey Heron ,

8 Little Egret ,

14 Cormorant ,

1 Water Rail ,

2 Coot (Don's Pool) ,

21 Avocet (plus 2 chicks) ,

34 Curlew ,

128 Black-tailed Godwit ,

1 Black-tailed Godwit (European) (juv LL-BL(E) on Arnold's) ,

2 Snipe ,

2 Greenshank (1 Simmond's, 1 Arnold's) ,

66 Redshank ,

2 Green Sandpiper (1Serpentine, 1 Whitwell) ,

1 Common Sandpiper (Serpentine) ,

11 Ruff (10 ad m,1 juv m) ,

1 Turnstone (Arnold's) ,

20 Dunlin ,

1 Pectoral Sandpiper (Serpentine) ,

5 Little Ringed Plover ,

3 Ringed Plover ,

1 Sandwich Tern (Arnold's) ,

1 Wheatear (Arnold's) ,

2 Kingfisher (Main Drain W of E Bank) ,

1 Chinese Water Deer ,

[David & Pat Wileman]

Mon 08 August 2022

Kelling WM
morning visit: sunny

1 Canada Goose ,

4 Egyptian Goose ,

9 Mallard ,

3 Moorhen ,

90 Black-headed Gull ,

3 Sand Martin ,

9 Swallow ,

1 Green Woodpecker ,

2 Chiffchaff ,

3 Robin ,

[Steve Hale]

Sun 07 August 2022

Cley Marshes
08:15 to 10:30
Sunny & breezy

1 Bittern (Returning from foraging trip.) ,

1 Pectoral Sandpiper (North end of serpentine, about 10 minutes before it flew off to Pope's) ,

1 Wheatear (In field just north of beach road sluice.) ,

1 Hobby (Heading SE high over North Foreland, calling.) ,

1 Spoonbill (Heading west over beach road.) ,

[John Fairey]

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