20th March 2019 A Great day patch birding at Sheringham

Sheringham BO, Norfolk, England, GB Mar 20, 2019 6:10 AM – 10:10 AM

A great 4 hours of Viz-mig on my patch at Sheringham, the main highlights in bold below!

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)  1     Flew west along the ridge at 11am, lost to view 11.05 over Weybourne. An Immature bird seen at Cromer first and then seen intermittently along the coastline by many observers, Seen by myself, Dave Bridges & Bryan Shaw

Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus)  1     West at 8.36

Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus)  1     8.50 – 9.30am hunting strip in front of DMW then flew east

Barn Swallow (Hirundo rustica)  1     West

Merlin (Falco columbarius)  1     feeding on Skylark main field

European Golden Plover (Pluvialis apricaria)  5     West

Northern Wheatear (Oenanthe oenanthe)  4     1 West & 3 nr coastguard cottages

Pied Wagtail/White Wagtail (Motacilla alba)  34     West

Meadow Pipit (Anthus pratensis)  282     West

Greylag Goose (Anser anser)  21     11 west, 10 east

Common Shelduck (Tadorna tadorna)  9     1west & 8 east

Eurasian Wigeon (Mareca penelope)  5     East

Common Eider (Somateria mollissima)  1     1st cal yr male West

Common Scoter (Melanitta nigra)  4     West

Common Woodpigeon (Columba palumbus)  37     West

Collared Dove (Streptopelia decaocto)  1     48 West & 3 east

Eurasian Oystercatcher (Haematopus ostralegus)  1     West

Northern Lapwing (Vanellus vanellus)  4     West

Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata)  2     West

Common Snipe (Gallinago gallinago)  2     West

Common Gull (Larus canus)  10     West

Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata)  51

Northern Gannet (Morus bassanus)  1     East

Eurasian Sparrowhawk (Accipiter nisus)  1

Red Kite (Milvus milvus)  1     West at 6.50

Common Buzzard (Buteo buteo)  12

Common Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus)  1

European Stonechat (Saxicola rubicola)  6     1pr main hedge, 1pr weedy hedge, 1pr nr GC

Common Starling (Sturnus vulgaris)  106     West

Common Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs)  14     West

Common Linnet (Linaria cannabina)  37     West

European Goldfinch (Carduelis carduelis)  18     West

Common Reed Bunting (Emberiza schoeniclus)  3     West