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Old Wednesday 8th September 2010, 20:16   #9651
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Wryneck still at Arnold's Marsh, Cley this evening. No sign of a Marsh Sandpiper reported to the visitor centre mid afternoon - is that correct B.R. so that we avoid "secondary stringing"?
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Old Wednesday 8th September 2010, 22:57   #9652
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Wryneck still at Arnold's Marsh, Cley this evening. No sign of a Marsh Sandpiper reported to the visitor centre mid afternoon - is that correct B.R. so that we avoid "secondary stringing"?
sounds more like primary stringing to me
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Old Thursday 9th September 2010, 09:40   #9653
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Talking of waders at Cley, does anybody know whether the Baird's Sand at Cley was genuine? It was reported initially, then reidentified as a Little Stint. Then, the following day it came on as Baird's plus 4 Little Stints. No mention on this thread...
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Old Thursday 9th September 2010, 17:30   #9654
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Arctic Warbler apparently still at Holme this afternoon.
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Old Thursday 9th September 2010, 17:55   #9655
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world record

Possibly the biggest twitch ever for a wryneck ? I counted 50 people at one point.
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Old Friday 10th September 2010, 17:33   #9656
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We Are Open Again!!

After a long wait I am pleased to let everyone know that the West bank path will be open to Island Hide from midday tomorrow (September 11th). Access to the beach should be open again at the end of September.

Today's highlights

Little stint - 6 on fresh marsh
Curlew sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh
Dunlin - 15 on fresh marsh
Teal - 100 on fresh marsh
Wigeon - 10 on fresh marsh
Greenshank - 2 on fresh marsh
Peregrine - 1 over reserve

Thank you for your support and patience over the last few weeks.

See you all soon

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Old Friday 10th September 2010, 19:35   #9657
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Highest tide of the year tomorrow: 8.5 metres at 8.51am

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I am in the Lynn News today on page 20 - its all about...... see blog!
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Old Friday 10th September 2010, 19:37   #9658
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After a long wait I am pleased to let everyone know that the West bank path will be open to Island Hide from midday tomorrow (September 11th). Access to the beach should be open again at the end of September.

Today's highlights

Little stint - 6 on fresh marsh
Curlew sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh
Dunlin - 15 on fresh marsh
Teal - 100 on fresh marsh
Wigeon - 10 on fresh marsh
Greenshank - 2 on fresh marsh
Peregrine - 1 over reserve

Thank you for your support and patience over the last few weeks.

See you all soon

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Old Friday 10th September 2010, 19:38   #9659
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Possibly the biggest twitch ever for a wryneck ? I counted 50 people at one point.
I am surprised its stayed as long as it has! I bet it will be flushed tomorrow!
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Old Friday 10th September 2010, 19:51   #9660
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A Wry smile- at the end of the day

Having escaped my overnight incarceration in Norwich (no, hospital, silly!), I was out and birding before midday.

Gramboro’ held the grand total of 1 Willow Warbler. The Redstarts et al of the last two days had cleared off.

Hastening to the East Bank, where the Wryneck had been seen not long before, I was thwarted. Rain and other factors conspired to render it invisible. Trudging back and forward in the area it usually inhabited had no positive effect.

Repeated messages about the Arctic Warbler at Holme finally persuaded me to make the long drive west. Arriving at its spot, I was immediately in luck- but didn’t see it any better in the next hour than the poorish photo (best on half-screen) displays. It was devilish enough to even pin down in the bins.

My latish return to the more shingly parts of Cley was more fruitful, when distant (from halfway up the shingle bank) views erased the previous Jynx, as it were.
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Old Friday 10th September 2010, 23:22   #9661
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Undoubted highlight of the last few days around the patch was a Wryneck at Sidestrand (in an area with no general access).

Also good numbers of Redstarts, Whinchats and Wheatears, plus the odd Pied & Spotted Fly's, Yellow Wags and a Reed Warbler were also evident on the daily rounds.

Still a few Swifts lingering with 3 over the village this morning.

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Old Saturday 11th September 2010, 15:57   #9662
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My latish return to the more shingly parts of Cley was more fruitful, when distant (from halfway up the shingle bank) views erased the previous Jynx, as it were.
Is your wryneck picture a spot the bird competition ?
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Old Saturday 11th September 2010, 17:49   #9663
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The Wryneck has NO SPOTS ! !

Stuart: if you are unable to see it (the Wryneck) in the centre of the pic, I suggest you quietly hang up your bins and take up crochet.

After the catching-up of yesterday, a much quieter time, with coverage of just some of my local patches.

Gramboro’ held nothing earlier, but in the afternoon, a nice Knot had appeared again- as had a Wheatear.

It is immediately apparent why some drivers enter the Cley VC car park the wrong way: one of the ‘no entry’ signs has faded to almost white and the other can’t be seen if coming from the Cley direction.

Walsey was interesting only for insects- as was Friary Hills. There was the most objectionable dog person, who thought that permission could be given to break the law ! Guilt was written all over her blustering face.

A fine array of fungi, an accommodating Comma and, best of all, a tip-off (thanx 2 Shanx) to some Henbane flowers, on the legally-accessible grounds of Wiveton Hall.
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Old Saturday 11th September 2010, 19:04   #9664
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Best Wryneck picture I've ever seen !
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Old Saturday 11th September 2010, 19:07   #9665
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That's what I call a Wry comment !
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Old Saturday 11th September 2010, 20:27   #9666
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Please can someone staple one of the Norfolk Wrynecks to the ground till friday.

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Old Saturday 11th September 2010, 22:48   #9667
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Arctic Warbler - stunning views!!!

Arrived at Holme NOA carpark at 8.20am at the same time as Connor and Ray!

Stood with others to try and view the Arctic Warbler. Lovely views of a Spotted Flycatcher round the back of the pines. Had my first viewing of many, of the Arctic Warbler at 9.35am - awesome bird and got a half decent shot aswell! Incredibly difficult to photograph as you only got a few seconds viewing before it disappeared again! Around a hundred people watching the bird.

Walked to Gore Point with Irene, Ray and Connor to try and see a reported Lapland Bunting but no luck, only a flock of 20+ linnets on the beach. Hobby also at 12.45pm. More views of the Arctic Warbler later on including it showing well in the sunshine continuously for a good 5 minutes. I then walked back through the observatory and sat in the middle hide on bank for a while, but no birds of note. Went to the Firs and showed Pat my Arctic Warbler picture and bought a bar of chocolate. Relocated the car to half way down the Firs road and walked around the NWT Forestry to find nothing but magpies!

Went to Titchwell RSPB and walked to the Island Hide to have a nose and see what they had been up to - it all looks very different! In the ladies loo! I found 3 moths which I photographed with the iphone: a Snout, Smoky Wainscot and Setaceons Hebrew Character (ID'd by Sophie later).

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- along with Eddie Myers watched 9 Spoonbills at 6.20pm distantly in the channel.

Went back to Holme to attempt another viewing of the Arctic Warbler and pictures, but no luck. Took some sunset pictures and then ended up in Hunstanton for fish 'n' chips!

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I hope this helps ! There's your goal. It might also assist Stuart in locating the bird.

Assisting no-one yesterday was the photographer I spied from Walsey, when scanning the Wry-twitchers, sitting almost INSIDE the bush it preferred to inhabit. Everyone else was considerately high upon the shingle bank.

With any luck, we'll find some more before you arrive, 'peteh', and thereby'll hang a tale- unlike from your felines ! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
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I hope this helps ! There's your goal. It might also assist Stuart in locating the bird.

Assisting no-one yesterday was the photographer I spied from Walsey, when scanning the Wry-twitchers, sitting almost INSIDE the bush it preferred to inhabit. Everyone else was considerately high upon the shingle bank.

With any luck, we'll find some more before you arrive, 'peteh', and thereby'll hang a tale- unlike from your felines ! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)
It was the same on tuesday when the Wryneck was 1st spotted everybody on the shinglebank & 1 photographer 6ft from it .
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Pleasant afternoon either side of the Yare.
Buckenham Marshes did not harbour quite the wader fest I had hoped for, Snipe and Lapwing the best I could manage. A little better on the raptor front though: Buzzard, Marsh Harrier Kestrel and best of all a Hobby.
Excellent views of the Black Tern which has made Rockland Broad its temporary home, although no sign of the Osprey here.
Surlingham Marsh was surpisingly lively considering Sunday is a shooting day nearby. New patch ticks included a Mistle Thrush, fly-over Mipit, Coal Tit, Goldcrest and the mighty Rook! Should really be out there now getting some owl action, but I do also need to eat at some point.

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At Stiffkey this afternoon, with the Fen yielding the most variety Ive seen there - 10 Curlew Sands dwindling to one by the evening, a Little Stint, 2 Wood Sand, 2 Green Sand, Common Sand, Spotted Red, 6 noisy Greenshank, 8 Ruff, a few Snipe, also a Black Tern patrolling the far bank, Water Rail, 2 Buzzard grappling under an incredibly bright rainbow.
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Massive display from senior officers of the Russian Navy ?

Gramboro’ started the day very quietly: nothing of note- the Goldfinch numbers now dwindling. Walsey and Friary, the same. Surely, it wasn’t going to be one of those days.

The westernmost track at Warham Greens was notable, but for its profusion of butterflies: 10 Red Admirals, 5 Commas and an extremely faded Painted Lady in the same ivy bush. A Small Tortoiseshell nearby.

The brilliantly sunny and warm autumn day then continued at Wells Woods, where 2 Spotted Flycatchers were the undoubted highlights. I just don't see these all that often. Does anyone, now ?

Sarbury Hill held a probable Garden Warbler.

Returning to Gramboro’, a female-type Redstart, with faint pale wing panels (!), must have been new.

A couple of Wheatears were along from Weybourne to Kelling.
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The brilliantly sunny and warm autumn day then continued at Wells Woods, where 2 Spotted Flycatchers were the undoubted highlights. I just don't see these all that often. Does anyone, now ?
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The brilliantly sunny and warm autumn day then continued at Wells Woods, where 2 Spotted Flycatchers were the undoubted highlights. I just don't see these all that often. Does anyone, now ?

Fortunately yes, 2 pairs took up territory in our small village, [one pair failed first time round then moved and built a nest in an ivy covered ash tree], another pair successfully raised young near Heydon.
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