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Old Monday 17th July 2017, 16:01   #25651
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Titchwell July 17th

Arctic skua – 6 offshore
Spotted redshank – 4 on fresh marsh
Little gull – 2 on fresh marsh
Ruff – 35 on fresh marsh
Common sandpiper – 1 on fresh marsh
Turtle dove – 1 in carpark
Dunlin – 74 on fresh marsh
Avocet – 446 on fresh marsh
Black tailed godwit – 425 on fresh marsh
Eider – 5 offshore
Spoonbill – 1 on fresh marsh
Golden plover – 1 on tidal pool

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Old Monday 17th July 2017, 22:23   #25652
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Doubtless there were other good birds at Cley today, but from Daukes Hide this evening were the 2 sec-summer Caspian Gulls, about 15 Y-l Gulls (inc 2 juvs) and 8 Med Gulls (inc a juv) - plus, amongst a variety of waders, the usual geot'd female limosa Black-t Godwit.
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Old Tuesday 18th July 2017, 14:51   #25653
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Today's highlights

Pectoral sandpiper – moulting adult on fresh marsh from mid afternoon
Dunlin – 256 on fresh marsh (big influx of birds today, only 74 yesterday)
Little gull – 3 on fresh marsh
Great white egret – 1 in reedbed early morning
Ruff – 37 on fresh marsh
Arctic skua – 3 offshore
Common sandpiper – 1 on fresh marsh
Avocet – 460 on fresh marsh
Spoonbill – 5 on fresh marsh

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Old Tuesday 18th July 2017, 20:47   #25654
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The sec-summer Caspian Gull again on Simmond's Scrape this eve, along with a dozen Yellow-l Gulls (1 juv) and a f-s argentatus Herring Gull, as well as the geot'd female limosa Black-t Godwit. Also at Cley today 6 Green Sandpipers, 6 Little R Plovers, Greenshank, Whimbrel, Ruffs, 3 Spoonbills, Hobby, Med Gull etc.
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Old Wednesday 19th July 2017, 15:54   #25655
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Today's highlights

Pectoral sandpiper – 1 on fresh marsh early am only
Spotted redshank – 5 on fresh marsh
Little gull – 2 on fresh marsh
Common sandpiper – 8 on Patsy’s reedbed this afternoon
Little ringed plover – 3 on fresh marsh
Spoonbill – 12 east this morning
Dunlin – 240 on fresh marsh this morning

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Old Wednesday 19th July 2017, 18:41   #25656
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4 x Cranes feeding on corn stubble at Stow Bedon this morning off B1111 before A1075. Observed 7.30am. Flew off 8.00am going in large circles before heading off South West direction (Lakenheath?). My first site of Cranes.
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Old Saturday 22nd July 2017, 20:40   #25657
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The juvenile Caspian Gull was on Simmond's Scrape again this evening (first seen last night), along with 10 Yellow-legged Gulls (inc 4 juvs) and 4 Med Gulls (3 juvs). Also at Cley today, 11 Greenshanks, 64 Ruff, 3 Common & 3 Green Sandpipers, 3 Whimbrels and the usual geot'd female limosa Black-t Godwit. Other Cley sightings today included White Stork, 3 Spoonbills, sec-summer Caspian Gull, Hobby, Kingfisher & Yellow Wagtails.
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Old Sunday 23rd July 2017, 18:04   #25658
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I'm told the White Stork reported from Cley/Salthouse/Kelling recently has a Green colour-ring with the alpha-numeric code Z9404 on the right tibia. If so, likely to be a bird ringed in Poland.

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Old Sunday 23rd July 2017, 18:43   #25659
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Hi i dont know if any one is interested but this walk i have done a couple of times its called carrick estate walk it is in swanton morley sort of in the centre of norfolk.

there are plenty of swans theres also common terns an odd heron, kingfisher, woodpecker lots of butterflies and stuff the walk is just over 3 miles but i would say its well worth it.

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/-/media/n...iles.pdf?la=en

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Old Sunday 23rd July 2017, 19:01   #25660
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I'm told the White Stork reported from Cley/Salthouse/Kelling recently has a Green colour-ring with the alpha-numeric code Z9404 on the right tibia. If so, likely to be a bird ringed in Poland.
Hi CB. I was lucky enough to be in the hide when it flew over Cley. For once we were in the right place at the right time. A birder from Suffolk (with quite frankly amazing ID skills) got photos of the rings at the Iron Road? He also thought it was a Polish bird that had been transported to the UK following some injuries, and then released. Is this consistent with your information?

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Old Sunday 23rd July 2017, 19:41   #25661
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Hi CB. I was lucky enough to be in the hide when it flew over Cley. For once we were in the right place at the right time. A birder from Suffolk (with quite frankly amazing ID skills) got photos of the rings at the Iron Road? He also thought it was a Polish bird that had been transported to the UK following some injuries, and then released. Is this consistent with your information?

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Again I had to be told as I deserve my title, that the following appeared on RBA today - " green ring Z9404; presumed to be free-flying bird from group of White Storks ringed in Poland taken into care at Shorelands Wildlife Gardens, Langmere”
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Old Sunday 23rd July 2017, 19:44   #25662
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Again I had to be told as I deserve my title, that the following appeared on RBA today - " green ring Z9404; presumed to be free-flying bird from group of White Storks ringed in Poland taken into care at Shorelands Wildlife Gardens, Langmere”
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Old Sunday 23rd July 2017, 20:44   #25663
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Despite far fewer gulls this evening on Simmond's Scrape, there were 3 Caspian Gulls (the juvenile and two new second-summers) and 12 Yellow-legged Gulls (six juveniles) by dusk. Other birds at Cley today included adult Curlew Sandpiper, several Green Sandps and Greenshanks, 2 Whimbrels, LRPlover and the usual geot'd female limosa Black-t Godwit. Also Hobby, Med Gull, several Spoonbills and a Bittern seen again today. Plus, of course, the aforementioned White Stork nearby at Salthouse this morning (it or another was in Norwich later, on a school playing field I'm told).
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Old Tuesday 25th July 2017, 15:41   #25664
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Titchwell July 25th

Today's highlights

Pec sand – adult present all day feeding by main path
Curlew sandpiper – adult on fresh marsh
Arctic tern – 2 on tidal pool
Spoonbill – 10 on fresh marsh
Great white egret – 1 around reserve but mobile
Spotted redshank – 3 on fresh marsh
Black tailed godwit – 153 on fresh marsh
Avocet – 337 on fresh marsh
Turtle dove – 1 in carpark
Grasshopper warbler – male singing on grazing meadow
Wigeon - 1 on fresh marsh
Green sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh
Golden plover - 11 on fresh marsh

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Old Wednesday 26th July 2017, 15:58   #25665
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Today's highlights

Spoonbill – 14 on fresh marsh
Arctic tern – 1 juv on fresh marsh this morning
Black tailed godwit – 247 on fresh marsh
Spotted redshank – 6 on fresh marsh
Ruff – 41 on fresh marsh
Greenshank – 1 on tidal pool
Turtle dove – 1 feeding on grazing meadow
Grasshopper – 1 singing on grazing meadow

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Old Thursday 27th July 2017, 15:41   #25666
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Titchwell July 27th

Today's highlights

Spoonbill – 18 on fresh marsh this morning
Spotted redshank – 5 on fresh marsh
Curlew sandpiper – 1 on fresh marsh
Greenshank – 6 on fresh marsh
Med gull – 16 on fresh marsh
Turtle dove – 1 on East Trail
Grasshopper warbler – 1 singing from bushes on the grazing meadow
Great skua – 1 offshore

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Old Thursday 27th July 2017, 19:37   #25667
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The last few days or so have produced some birds in the Cley area, including Cory's Shearwater, well over 300 Manx Shearwaters, two Long-tailed Skuas, a few Arctic Skuas, a couple of Scaup, several Bonxies, juvenile Caspian Gull, a selection of waders (inc Little Stint), some Spoonbills and Med Gulls, Bittern, Hobby etc. Probably some other stuff too...
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Old Friday 28th July 2017, 15:08   #25668
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Today's highlights

Short eared owl – 1 hunting over Thornham saltmarsh
Avocet – 540 on fresh marsh
Spoonbill – 11 on fresh marsh
Spotted redshank – 6 on fresh marsh
Little gull – 2 on fresh marsh
Grey wagtail – 1 on fresh marsh this morning

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Old Friday 28th July 2017, 22:32   #25669
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Cley birds today included Curlew Sandpiper and Wood Sandpiper plus a selection of other passage waders, first-summer Caspian Gull, several Yellow-legged Gulls, up to 4 limosa Black-t Godwits, Yellow Wagtail, Hobby etc
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Old Saturday 29th July 2017, 21:07   #25670
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Still an adult Curlew Sandpiper, and Wood Sandpiper, at Cley. Three Caspian Gulls this evening (adult & 2 juvs), and at least 10 Y-l Gulls (6 ad, sec-s, 3 juvs), Med Gull and geot'd limosa Black-t Godwit. Also S-e Owl and Otter at Cley.
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Old Sunday 30th July 2017, 21:44   #25671
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Several Caspian Gulls at Cley tonight (bringing the month's total to eight birds), plus a dozen Yellow-legged Gulls. Also Wood, Green and Common Sandpipers, Greenshank, geot'd limosa Black-t Godwit, Med Gull, Wheatear etc
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Old Monday 31st July 2017, 15:54   #25672
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Titchwell July 31st

Today's highlights

Little gull - 2 (1st summer) on fresh marsh + 1 (moulting adult) south over the reedbed
Spoonbill - 5 including a French ringed adult on fresh marsh
Spotted redshank - 3 on fresh marsh
Turtle dove - 1 on carpark
Green woodpecker - 1 in trees behind Fen Hide

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Old Monday 31st July 2017, 21:30   #25673
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One juvenile Caspian Gull (bird A) again on Simmond's Scrape this evening, 10+ Yellow-legged Gulls and Hobby hunting. Also three limosa Black-t Godwits today, plus Wood Sandpiper and 4 Garganeys reported at Cley.
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Old Tuesday 1st August 2017, 16:00   #25674
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Titchwell August 1st

Today's highlights

Great white egret – 1 on reserve this morning
Spoonbill – 12 on fresh marsh
Curlew sandpiper – 1 on fresh marsh
Short eared owl – 1 hunting over tidal pool this morning
Little gull – 1 on fresh marsh
Ruff – 40 on fresh marsh
Spotted redshank – 3 on fresh marsh
Turtle dove - 1 flying over Autumn Trail this morning
Hobby - 1 west over reedbed
Peregrine - 1 hunting over fresh marsh this morning
Kingfisher - 1 over main path
Dunlin - 20 on fresh marsh

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Old Tuesday 1st August 2017, 20:44   #25675
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Over 500 lwhg on the scrapes this evening included 25 Yellow-legged Gulls (all ages) and 3 Caspian Gulls (2 sec-summers, probably birds first seen mid July, and a new juvenile - the third juv of the autumn and 9th Caspian of the season). Also in the mix, a probable 4th-winter atlantis Y-l Gull, an adult argentatus H Gull, two presumed Lesser Black-backed X Yellow-legged Gull hybrids and two Med Gulls. Also at Cley today were two Spoonbills, a Wood Sandpiper, two colour-ringed limosa Black-t Godwits (one English, one Dutch), Barn Owl, Hobby and Otter. Also good numbers of Ruff and various other waders, including the first? juvenile islandica Black-t Godwit of the autumn.
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