We started today with another sensational high tide! The pictures paint a thousands words, We also had Peregrine, Merlin, Sparrowhawk, Buzzard and Marsh Harriers in and around the 50,000 Knot & other shorebirds. Also some nice groups of c800 Golden Plover and c30 Pintail, plus a great Pink-foot roost exit. On the way to Holme…

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With a steady NE wind we started the day at Cley with a seawatch. There was plenty to keep us occupied, with a steady procession of Dark-bellied Brents arriving from the East, plus several groups of Eider, numerous groups of Common Scoter, plus Shelduck, several Red-throated Divers including close inshore on the sea, numerous Guillemots…

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A very early start today for the Snettisham High tide. We arrived at 6.15am and there were many, many birds, 20,000 Pink-footed Geese and 20,000 Red Knot a wondrous sight and sound, especially shortly after arriving they were flushed into the air by a Peregrine Falcon! The birds out on The Wash were spectacular, we…

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We started the day at North Point, Wells. There was a goo selection of Teal and Wigeon, plus a group of 60 Curlew. Sev small skeins of Pink-feet passed overhead, and a nice covey of Grey Partridge dropped in front of us. Nearby Reed Bunting, Stonechat, Linnet, Yellowhammer & Goldfinch were all along the hedgerow.…

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With the wind from the SW, we started the day with a couple of hours visible migration at Hunstanton, which proved a good decision. Highlights and the best numbers as follows:- Single Hawfinch, 2589 Chaffinch, 19 Brambling, 55 Greenfinch, 66 Siskin, single Redpoll, Tree Sparrow, 10 Rock Pipit & 36 Lapwing plus a Great Spotted…

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A nice day of migration watching for me on a day off. Mainly out over the sea.Dark-bellied Brent Goose 378  WestEider 51  –  WestLittle Auk 2  WestShort-eared Owl 1 present and flushed from long grass, flew South WestSnow Bunting 1  –  Red-throated Diver 4 West 1  EastGreat Skua 1  –   EastGannet 534  –  EastCommon Scoter 143  –  WestCurlew 5  WestGuillemot 32  WestWigeon 143  –  WestKittiwake –  15  WestRazorbill 33  –  WestPintail 1  –  WestBlack-headed Gull 183  –  WestRazorbill/Guillemot 2614  –  EastTeal 10 West  5  EastLittle Gull 1 West  13  EastSkylark * 4  –  In off the seaTufted Duck 1  –  WestMediterranean Gull 2  –  WestBrambling 3  –  WestCommon Gull 110  –  redpoll sp. 1  –  Common/Arctic Tern 1  –   Present:- Curlew 20, Woodcock 1, Peregrine 1, Chiffchaff…

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An exclusive day started well with good views of the Yellow-browed Warbler at Walsey, also Chiff-chaff and at least 2 late Willow Warblers here a juvenile and a pale adult. Thanks to David Bratt and the NOA for inviting my clients to see both a Chiff-chaff and a Willow Warbler being ringed, the latter weighing…

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Today was an exclusive day tour and I collected Dennis, Dale and Margaret from Weybourne. We headed straight over to Walsey Hills where after a bit of searching I managed to locate one of the Jack Snipe, that had been present for several days. We then headed down the main path and were fortunate to…

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10th October 2019 – Day One Norfolk 5 day tour. We started the day at Cley with a seawatch. As expected in the SW wind, there was no skuas, or shearwaters, but a good variation of birds! Close inshore there were several Red-throated Divers including a smart bird with some retained summer plumage. Also several…

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