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).

 

Mon 26 July 2021

Cley (sea)
08:15 to 10:15
N6mph. Overcast West, Clearing sky’s from the East. Bright.

1 Puffin (Puffling loafing offshore drifting on rising tide, East.) ,

3 Razorbill (Two foraging distantly offshore. Ad (Male) watching over and foraging for its Juv. Close inshore. Juv extremely vocal, piercing man. Always something special to illuminate your day at Cley🥳) ,

3 Arctic Skua (Solitary DP on a mission West. A duo, LP &DP, working in tandem to terrorise the returning Sarnies offshore. Gripping stuff.) ,

8 Sanderling (Snazzy, scudding West along shoreline) ,

1 Guillemot (Loafing on the rising tide, offshore. Drifting East.) ,

3 Fulmar (Loose, but always effortless, always look less elegant in very light winds.) ,

[Graham Fellows]

Mon 26 July 2021

Cley (sea)
07:25 to 08:56
WeBS

4 Sandwich Tern ,

1 Common Tern ,

[Cbc Admin]

Mon 26 July 2021

Kelling WM
07:02 to 08:30
WeBS

14 Mallard ,

1 Moorhen ,

1 Lapwing ,

41 Black-headed Gull ,

[Cbc Admin]

Sun 25 July 2021

Cley (sea)
08:30 to 10:15
Forecast NE but NW 12-15mph. Cloudy with rolling Fret

14 Arctic Skua (Finally some exciting Skua action. Several impressive Females mugging the Sarnies, one even duffed-up a LBBG. Several trios, one made up of moulting Ad, an Intermediate and a Juv. Lovely stuff.🥳🥳) ,

c.65 Gannet (Necklaces, undulating East and West. Perfect marriage between wind and sea. Many 3rd & 4th CY.) ,

1 Gannet (First Juv of season, West with 2 Ad’s.) ,

2 Whimbrel (Off East.) ,

1 Bar-tailed Godwit (Moulting Ad through West.) ,

8 Sanderling (SP party through West along shoreline. Knot in tow.) ,

1 Knot (Through West, peachy, with party of Sanderling) ,

1 Turnstone (SP along shoreline, West.) ,

5 Kittiwake (Ad’s off West.) ,

3 Fulmar (Distant, West) ,

2 Manx Shearwater (Effortlessly East. Great pick-up by CM.) ,

4 Little Tern (Belting West, no fish.) ,

6 Common Tern (Juvs, all accompanied by Ad’s.) ,

[Graham Fellows]

Sun 25 July 2021

Kelling (sea)
Morning visit and foggy.

8 Sandwich Tern (mostly east) ,

1 Common Tern (east) ,

[Steve Hale]

Sun 25 July 2021

Kelling WM
Morning visit, quite misty.

2 Mute Swan ,

4 Mallard ,

15 Cormorant (flyovers at the pool from south-west inland, then east over the Weybourne ridge) ,

1 Little Egret ,

3 Moorhen (adults with young) ,

1 Oystercatcher ,

7 Lapwing ,

2 Sand Martin ,

2 Swallow ,

[Steve Hale]

Sat 24 July 2021

Cley Marshes
11:10 to 11:11
Overcast with light wind

1 Crane (Flying to east of Central hides. Has landed but could not see where..) ,

[Nigel Young]

Sat 24 July 2021

Kelling WM
Morning visit, quiet bird-wise but plenty of butterflies along Meadow Lane

2 Mute Swan ,

3 Mallard ,

1 Little Egret ,

1 Oystercatcher ,

2 Lapwing ,

4 Sand Martin ,

4 Swallow ,

17 Starling ,

1 Bullfinch ,

2 Reed Bunting ,

3 Red Admiral ,

1 Peacock ,

1 Small Tortoiseshell ,

8 Meadow Brown ,

[Steve Hale]

Fri 23 July 2021

Cley (sea)
08:10 to 10:00
ENE 8mph. Overcast. Viz: good

1 Roseate Tern (Ad fishing close inshore, memorable eyeball, Beach Hotel, then East along shoreline. Purple few minutes in a quiet session.🎶🎶🎶🎺🥳🥳 Fantastic run of these beauties in recent weeks, at least 5. ) ,

3 Arctic Tern (Ad with 2 Juvs in tow, foraging close inshore before pushing East along shoreline. Another 5 Tern sp spell.) ,

6 Little Tern (Miserable tally, but still carrying fish back so some breeders still hanging on.) ,

3 Common Tern (Juvs foraging just offshore.) ,

1 Mediterranean Gull (Ad SP through West close inshore.) ,

[Graham Fellows]

Fri 23 July 2021

Kelling WM
Morning visit

2 Mute Swan ,

1 Egyptian Goose ,

4 Mallard (4 adults with groups of ducklings, nice to see) ,

3 Little Egret ,

1 Grey Heron ,

3 Moorhen (2 broods still present, 5 and 3) ,

1 Oystercatcher ,

1 Lapwing ,

1 Skylark ,

7 Starling ,

45 Rook ,

3 Great Tit ,

2 Reed Bunting ,

[Steve Hale]

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