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).

 

Sun 07 August 2022

Cley Marshes
07:30 to 15:15
Sunny, warm but with WSW breeze

1 Pectoral Sandpiper (Adult found by visiting birder on the Serpentine. With a few Dunlin. Terrible light early morning.) ,

4 Green Sandpiper (Reserve wide) ,

8 Avocet (Flock flew in from the west. Notable colour flagged individual - yellow on both legs but with 79 on left leg. Ringed in Cumbria in June 2021 and has visited several UK counties and France. First known visit to Cley.) ,

1 Wood Sandpiper (Serpentine) ,

1 Bittern (Regular east-west flights across to and back from Blakeney area.) ,

3 Greenshank (Reserve wide) ,

1 Gannet (Moribund adult on shingle east of East Bank.) ,

1 Water Rail (Snipes Marsh) ,

1 Grey Plover (Flew west - nice adult SP) ,

7 Reed Warbler (Juveniles - 3 East Bank, four opposite Daukes) ,

2 Marsh Harrier (Juveniles - ? ours) ,

[David Griffiths]

Sat 06 August 2022

Cley/Salthouse
08:30 to 15:45
Warm, brisk wind from WNW, minimal cloud

c.1 Wheatear (Salthouse near Gramborough Hill) ,

1 Red Kite (Drifted east south of GH) ,

1 Wood Sandpiper (Serpentine) ,

1 Common Sandpiper (Serpentine) ,

60 Dunlin (6 on Serpentine and remainder Arnolds) ,

2 Little Ringed Plover (Juvs on Serpentine) ,

9 Spoonbill (Popes Pool - 2 adults, 7 juveniles) ,

25 Curlew (Fields south of GH) ,

1 Lesser Whitethroat (Walsey Hills) ,

1 Kittiwake (Adult on Arnolds) ,

1 Red-throated Diver (Adult moulting out from SP off Coastguards) ,

12 Sandwich Tern (Fishing off CG) ,

2 Common Tern (Adult and Juv off CG) ,

1 Black Tern (Juv flew east off CG) ,

[David Griffiths]

Fri 05 August 2022

Cley (sea)
08:30 to 11:30
Wid NW 15mph, sea state 4, viz good (turbines showing) cloud 4/8. My records only.

c.90 Common Scoter (W in small mixed groups. 1 drake on sea) ,

1 Arctic Tern (W mid-range at 1030h. Thanks Jim L. for id confirmation) ,

8 Curlew (W) ,

2 Fulmar (E ) ,

12 Dunlin (W) ,

6 Oystercatcher (W) ,

7 Whimbrel (W) ,

1 Bar-tailed Godwit (W) ,

3 Knot (W) ,

1 Red-throated Diver (close in on sea, nice SP adult ) ,

3 Ringed Plover (W) ,

1 Sanderling (W) ,

4 Gannet (probably more - mostly distant) ,

c.20 Sandwich Tern (mostly W, some with prey) ,

4 Golden Plover (W) ,

[Steve Chapman]

Fri 05 August 2022

Cley Marshes
08:15 to 10:30
Sunny, breezy, & cooler than of late.

1 Bittern (On it's usual commute. Seen from Dauke's.) ,

2 Spoonbill (Heading west towards freshes.) ,

1 Green Sandpiper (On Whitwell.) ,

[John Fairey]

Fri 05 August 2022

Cley Marshes
06:35 to 10:00
13-16C, NW f4, early rain clearing to sun/cloud. Visited Daukes, Snipe's, E Bank & Arnold's.

1 Wigeon (drake, skirts pool) ,

20 Teal ,

2 Little Grebe ,

9 Spoonbill (incl 5 juvs (Pope's Pool)) ,

2 Grey Heron ,

8 Little Egret ,

13 Cormorant ,

2 Coot ,

3 Oystercatcher ,

23 Avocet ,

91 Black-tailed Godwit ,

51 Curlew ,

5 Whimbrel (Arnold's) ,

2 Snipe (Serpentine then flew W) ,

5 Greenshank ,

51 Redshank ,

2 Green Sandpiper (1 Whitwell, 1 Serpentine) ,

1 Wood Sandpiper (Serpentine) ,

2 Common Sandpiper (Serpentine) ,

1 Turnstone (Arnold's) ,

13 Ruff (12 ad m, 1 ad f) ,

42 Dunlin ,

2 Little Ringed Plover ,

6 Ringed Plover ,

11 Golden Plover ,

10 Sandwich Tern (incl. 2 juvs) ,

[David & Pat Wileman]

Fri 05 August 2022

Kelling WM
Morning visit: sunny and a fresh NW breeze

1 Canada Goose ,

4 Egyptian Goose (2 adults, 2 juvs) ,

5 Mallard ,

5 Lapwing ,

56 Black-headed Gull ,

3 Herring Gull ,

8 Sand Martin ,

3 Swallow ,

1 Wren ,

1 Dunnock ,

[Steve Hale]

Fri 05 August 2022

Kelling (sea)

2 Ringed Plover (to west, along the shoreline) ,

[Steve Hale]

Thu 04 August 2022

Walsey Hills
12:15 to 13:10

2 Migrant Hawker ,

1 Southern Hawker ,

2 Wall Brown ,

2 Small Heath ,

[Walter Sadler]

Thu 04 August 2022

Cley Marshes
11:15 to 11:40

1 Brown Hawker (Catchwater Drain) ,

1 Emperor Dragonfly (Catchwater Drain) ,

5 Common Darter (Skirts) ,

[Walter Sadler]

Thu 04 August 2022

Cley Marshes
06:35 to 10:40
16-21C, SW, sun/cloud. Visited Daukes, E Bank, Arnold's.

24 Teal ,

1 Little Grebe ,

14 Spoonbill ,

2 Grey Heron ,

13 Little Egret ,

23 Cormorant ,

1 Kestrel ,

1 Oystercatcher ,

13 Avocet ,

1 Snipe ,

92 Black-tailed Godwit ,

4 Curlew ,

7 Whimbrel (flying W and circling over Arnold's) ,

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

80 Redshank ,

1 Green Sandpiper (Whitwell) ,

14 Ruff (12 ad m, 1 juv m, 1 ad f) ,

1 Knot (Arnold's) ,

1 Turnstone (Arnold's) ,

12 Dunlin ,

10 Little Ringed Plover (plus 3 chicks) ,

2 Ringed Plover (with chicks on Brackish) ,

3 Golden Plover (Arnold's) ,

6 Sandwich Tern (incl. 1 juv, Arnold's) ,

1 Painted Lady (E Bank) ,

[David & Pat Wileman]

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