8th-10th November – Three Day group tour

Day One – 8th November A tricky day dodging showers and dealing with a gusty NE wind! However, we still had a great day! We started at Burnham Overy and were soon watching several nice skeins of Dark-bellied Brents, plus skeins of Pink-footed Geese. Out over the marsh we were soon also enjoying regular Marsh…

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6th November – Norfolk Exclusive day

An exclusive day for David & Sandra – in North Norfolk. We started off looking at the sea off Cley. A nice selection with Wigeon, Common Scoters, Red-throated Divers, Gannets, Guillemots & Dark-bellied Brents all passing in reasonable numbers. Further East the sea poll still held the Long-tailed Duck which was holding close company with…

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31st October 2019 Day three of 3 day tour

Another lovely day with a frost and clear, sunny blue skies! We took the walk out at Burnham Overy Staithe and out into the dunes. There was a big tide on arrival and we enjoyed vast skeins of Pink-footed Geese heading from their roost to feeding areas. Also nice flights of Dark-bellied Brents overhead. As…

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30th October 2019 Day two of 3 day tour

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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29th October 2019 – Day One of 3 Day tour

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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28th October – Exclusive Guiding Day Two

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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27th October 2019 – Exclusive days Guiding Day One

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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22nd October 2019 – Exclusive days Guiding

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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21st October – A Day off on Patch

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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20th October – One day exclusive

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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