We started the day at Cley with an hour of seawatching, it was fairly quiet but there was still Red-throated Divers, Common Scoters, Wigeon, Teal & Gannets all moving offshore. Things livened up when first we spotted a Peregrine way, way out to sea, incredibly 3-4 miles out it was seemingly chasing down prey. After…

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With the belated news the previous day of a Red-flanked Bluetail being found at Holme-next-the-sea, we were sent back heading to a previous day’s destination. On arrival it was apparent that we would need patience, the Bluetail had been seen just once in two hours. We decided to head off and do some birding in…

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I decided we would set out at North Point near Wells and walk along the bushes and hedges, as the weather looked good for thrushes and migrants with a NE wind and showers. On arrival there was good numbers of thrushes, mainly Redwing, some Fieldfare, many Blackbirds, some Song thrush and plus small numbers of…

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We started the day with a couple hours of looking at the sea, it was a nice busy session with a constant Westerly stream of wildfowl – Dark-bellied Brent Goose  160     WestCommon Shelduck  8     WestEurasian Wigeon  100     WestNorthern Pintail  4     WestEurasian Teal  30     WestGreater Scaup  3     Fem EastVelvet Scoter  3     WestCommon Scoter  37     WestGreat Crested…

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We made our way towards Holkham and en-route noted a couple of Red Kites, though we were set to see plenty more up at the coast. We were greeted at Holkham with small skeins of Pink-footed Geese, as we set off in search of smaller target birds! Our first foraging flock appeared and there was…

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We started the day birding in challenging conditions with strong onshore winds & squally showers! We had a look at the sea and in between the worst showers there was some nice birds to see! Brent Goose (Dark-bellied)  3     westEurasian Teal  20     WestCommon Scoter  40     WestGreat Crested Grebe  1     westBar-tailed Godwit  1     westRuddy Turnstone  10Dunlin…

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We had not been travelling far when I noticed a Great White Egret in a field near Sculthorpe, an unusual location for this species, we pulled over and had a good look at it! This was followed by another fantastic visit to Snettisham RSPB for a Norfolk Birding High Tide spectacular. A stunning performance from…

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18th September & 20th September On both of these high tide visits we visited Snettisham early morning for the high tide and then went on to Titchwell afterwards. Both were amazing visits with the highest tides of the year resulting in c60,000 Red Knot being present. Both on the ground and in the air the…

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I spent the day walking up and back along Blakeney Point. There was a nice fall of migrants especially during mid and late afternoon. Highlights were Red-breasted Flycatcher, Wryneck and Nightjar & 3 Lapland Buntings with a nice scattering of other commoner migrants. Nightjar – 1 found out in Sueda beyond the Lifeboat station Red-breasted…

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