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Old Sunday 24th September 2017, 23:44   #25751
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Thanks all for the info regarding Stone Curlews.

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Cavenham Heath is a reliable roost site but can still be hit and miss. The night the photo was taken in the link, only one bird showed! The roost has been moving around a bit lately, but it will be around and visible from the main track down to the river. They can stay very hunkered down but around 6pm the birds start to get active and vocal - you should catch a few near fly overs to the pig farm too if you hang around until dusk. You should be ok until end of September, providing temperatures stay in normal range.
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Old Sunday 1st October 2017, 22:01   #25752
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Does anyone use a Birdsong recognition App for IPhone, if so could you recommend one please.

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Old Monday 2nd October 2017, 08:08   #25753
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Does anyone use a Birdsong recognition App for IPhone, if so could you recommend one please.

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There's one for garden birds at www.birdlineeastanglia.co.uk follow the link under 'Bird & wildlife photographs'.

Please note I am somewhat biaised as the app is lavishly illustrated with my photographs. :-))

PS link to apps store not working. I'll get round to trying to find a new link to the 'Bird Song Id - Dave Farrow's guide to garden birds' on the apple site soon.

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Old Wednesday 4th October 2017, 08:05   #25754
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thanks Paul - these have been invaluable on our trips over - hope everything goes well in your new post
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Old Wednesday 4th October 2017, 08:06   #25755
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The same from me Paul.

I have appreciated your regular postings from Titchwell and wish other RSPB reserve staff would do the same.

I understand you are moving along to Holkham - all the best.

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Old Thursday 12th October 2017, 11:03   #25756
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There's one for garden birds at www.birdlineeastanglia.co.uk follow the link under 'Bird & wildlife photographs'.

Please note I am somewhat biaised as the app is lavishly illustrated with my photographs. :-))

PS link to apps store not working. I'll get round to trying to find a new link to the 'Bird Song Id - Dave Farrow's guide to garden birds' on the apple site soon.
Sorry Apple have dropped the app from its store so is no longer available.
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Old Monday 16th October 2017, 15:14   #25757
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9x common cranes over thornham then towards hunstanton 12:15 16th oct 2017
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Old Friday 20th October 2017, 09:36   #25758
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Making a trip to Norfolk this weekend and would like to see some Dartford Warblers are they still knocking about on Kelling Heath currently? Thank you
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Old Friday 20th October 2017, 11:19   #25759
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Anna. Still in small numbers. Look out for in the usual spots. Told the area near the rail crossing is often good. Probably best on a sunny day with no wind so not ideal conditions. Good luck.
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Old Friday 20th October 2017, 15:27   #25760
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Thanks Mark, will check the usual place out on Kelling Heath. Are there good numbers of pink feet at Holkham?
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Old Sunday 22nd October 2017, 14:19   #25761
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Driving towards Thetford on A11 from Norwich Im fairly sure I saw a pair of storks take off in the distance from a long stubble field this morning around 10.30am on the opposite side of the road from the Kilverston Estate (just 5 mins out of Thetford). Does anyone know if any of the Diss storks have been released as part of the rehab of the 22 that were rescued? Travelling very fast so didnt notice any rings.
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Old Monday 23rd October 2017, 20:22   #25763
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Two questions

1) Anyone tell me what is currently turning up at Stubbs mill pm as I have noticed a few searching for this info and
2) Is this a good time to go to the corvid roost at Buckenham (similar reason)

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Old Tuesday 24th October 2017, 03:50   #25764
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Sorry Apple have dropped the app from its store so is no longer available.
Thanks for that do you know of any other one, not just Garden birds please.
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Old Tuesday 24th October 2017, 10:32   #25765
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I think it is quite possible to encounter White Storks anywhere around the county at the moment. I don't think the place near Diss are "releasing" them as this might require some sort of authorisation, but after rehabbing them I don't think they are making any effort to clip the wings, allowing them to wander.

Tim - later in the winter would be better for the corvid roost, I'd recommend January. I haven't been to Stubb Mill for a while, but again I think numbers would build up as the year goes on.
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Old Tuesday 24th October 2017, 18:41   #25766
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Two questions

1) Anyone tell me what is currently turning up at Stubbs mill pm as I have noticed a few searching for this info

Thanks in anticipation.
I visited Stubbs Mill roost last Wednesday at dusk. I saw around 20 Marsh Harriers, 4 Common Cranes which flew through quite low when it was getting quite dark, 3 Chinese Water Deer, a large bat, thousands of Thrushes (Redwings & Song Thrush), and thousands of Pinkfeet. Sadly no Barn Owl.

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Old Tuesday 24th October 2017, 19:30   #25767
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I think it is quite possible to encounter White Storks anywhere around the county at the moment. I don't think the place near Diss are "releasing" them as this might require some sort of authorisation, but after rehabbing them I don't think they are making any effort to clip the wings, allowing them to wander.

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Thanks James. I contacted Earsham WT and they did say their storks have a tendancy to 'wander off for several weeks at a time'. Introduction by stealth!? Not sure N.E. would be too on board given the efforts to stablise Lapwing and Stone Curlew populations around here. But then how else can you properly assess whether birds are fully rehabbed if not by letting the pins grow back? Great to see though.
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Old Friday 27th October 2017, 07:55   #25768
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They're being released at the Knepp Estate in Sussex - https://knepp.co.uk/reintroductions/. According the Knepp website Defra consider this to be a 're-inforcement' of naturally occurring birds from the continent.
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Old Saturday 28th October 2017, 12:34   #25769
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They're being released at the Knepp Estate in Sussex - https://knepp.co.uk/reintroductions/. According the Knepp website Defra consider this to be a 're-inforcement' of naturally occurring birds from the continent.
Thanks for highlighting this. It seems to set the quite bizarre precedent that any species that occurs annually at a certain level can be released in the UK without the usual checks/permissions associated with reintroductions.
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Old Saturday 28th October 2017, 19:22   #25770
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I agree, especially as recent reintroductions of cranes, corncrakes, white-tailed eagles etc led by nature conservation NGOs went through a thorough assessment process before any birds were released. Maybe the Knepp white stork project did go through an assessment process but I couldn't find anything online.
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Old Saturday 28th October 2017, 19:22   #25771
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Great views of Bearded Tit at Thornham on Thursday, at least 10 - 12 birds.
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Hello everyone,
A Yellow-Browed Warbler was seen a few days ago at Stubb Mill with a tit flock so watch out if any of you go there.
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I may not get the chance to pop along to Stiffkey, but if I do can anyone help me with the parking/location for the Cattle Egrets. I went past there last week but couldn't see any obvious options for parking and paths.

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Old Sunday 12th November 2017, 19:18   #25774
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I may not get the chance to pop along to Stiffkey, but if I do can anyone help me with the parking/location for the Cattle Egrets. I went past there last week but couldn't see any obvious options for parking and paths.

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Park in the 'layby' by the flint barn at the top of the hill, Cross the road: there's a path heading down towards the copse. Follow it all the way to the flooded cow-fields (about 300m) You can get good views of the Egrets from where the path skirts south.
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Old Wednesday 15th November 2017, 13:09   #25775
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Thanks for responding David. Even if I don't go that way soon, the information will be useful another time. I've always wondered what that flash might hold, driven past it so many times over the years and not known where to stop to safely have a look.
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