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Old Tuesday 5th September 2017, 16:38   #25726
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Titchwell September 5th

Today's highlights

Turtle dove – 1 singing in the carpark this morning
Spotted redshank – 2 on fresh marsh
Wigeon – 12 on fresh marsh
Common sandpiper – 1 on fresh marsh
Little ringed plover - 1 on fresh marsh
Yellow wagtail - 3 on fresh marsh

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Old Wednesday 6th September 2017, 16:27   #25727
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Titchwell September 6th

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Great white egret – 1 in reedbed this morning then flew east.
Ruff – 55 on fresh marsh
Stonechat – juvenile in dunes by main path
Great skua – 6 offshore
Greenshank – 1 on fresh marsh
Yellow wagtail - 3 on fresh marsh this afternoon
Black tailed godwit - 196 on fresh marsh
Red crested pochard - female on Patsy's reedbed

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Old Friday 8th September 2017, 19:56   #25728
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Thanks for your input here over the years Paul, and of course at Titchwell. All the best with your new role.
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Old Friday 8th September 2017, 20:27   #25729
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Three Caspian Gulls at Cley tonight, two adults and a sub-adult on Simmond's Scrape, plus at least 8 Yellow-legged Gulls of various ages. Also still two juvenile Curlew Sandpipers, 4 Green Sandpipers, and 3 Knot amongst the many Black-tailed Godwits and Ruffs. Noctule Bats were also seen this evening (and Harvest Mouse by ETM), as well as Water Rails and Hobby.
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Old Saturday 9th September 2017, 08:53   #25730
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Thanks for your input here over the years Paul, and of course at Titchwell. All the best with your new role.
Yes thanks Paul. Won't be the same without your daily post! Good luck in the new job.
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Old Saturday 9th September 2017, 09:19   #25731
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Thanks for your input here over the years Paul, and of course at Titchwell. All the best with your new role.
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Old Saturday 9th September 2017, 09:19   #25732
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Yes thanks Paul. Won't be the same without your daily post! Good luck in the new job.
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Old Saturday 9th September 2017, 09:21   #25733
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Hi Paul. I had my first trip to Norfolk this year and your sightings were really helpful. Thanks for all your time and effort.

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PS Titchwell didn't disappoint
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Old Saturday 9th September 2017, 09:45   #25734
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Hi Paul. I had my first trip to Norfolk this year and your sightings were really helpful. Thanks for all your time and effort.

Rich

PS Titchwell didn't disappoint
No problem Rich, glad you had a good visit

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Old Saturday 9th September 2017, 15:10   #25735
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I`m hopefully up in Norfolk late September, any chance the Stone Curlews will still be at Weeting Heath ?

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Old Saturday 9th September 2017, 16:16   #25736
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Titchwell September 9th

Today's highlights

Short eared owl – 1 hunting over saltmarsh this morning
Green sandpiper – 1 on fresh marsh
Manx shearwater – 1 reported west offshore early afternoon
Spotted redshank – 2 on fresh marsh
Greenshank – 7 over the reserve
Spoonbill – 9 on fresh marsh
Whimbrel – 5 on fresh marsh this morning
Hobby - 1 hunting the reserve throughout the day

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Old Monday 11th September 2017, 16:55   #25737
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Titchwell September 11th

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Little stint – 2 juvs on fresh marsh
Yellow legged gull – adult on fresh marsh
Manx shearwater – 1 east offshore
Great Northern diver – 1 offshore
Med gull – 4 on fresh marsh

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Old Monday 11th September 2017, 20:41   #25738
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Possible, but I think most will have moved on. It might be worth checking directly with the centre as the reserve is usually only open March to August so there is a possibility everything will be shut when you get there.

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Old Monday 11th September 2017, 23:03   #25739
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re Stone Curlews
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Old Tuesday 12th September 2017, 16:30   #25740
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Titchwell September 12th

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Manx shearwater – 10 offshore
Great skua – 10 offshore + 6 ( 3&3) high inland over the reserve
Little stint – 2 juvs on fresh marsh
Spotted redshank – 1 on fresh marsh
Med gull – 2 on fresh marsh
Great white egret – 1 reported on saltmarsh
Wigeon – 27 on fresh marsh
Bittern - 1 over the reedbed on 2 occasions at least
Black tailed godwit - 175 on fresh marsh

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Old Tuesday 12th September 2017, 18:28   #25741
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Article in the EDP today on my Bird Therapy project (therapeutic benefits of birdwatching) - might be of interest to some on here; http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/health/b...eing-1-5190728
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Old Tuesday 12th September 2017, 18:58   #25742
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Thanks all for the info regarding Stone Curlews.

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Old Wednesday 13th September 2017, 16:30   #25743
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Titchwell September 13th

Today's highlights

Sooty shearwater – 1 reported west offshore @ 10:20
Manx shearwater – 15 offshore
Spoonbill – 3 on fresh marsh early morning
Little stint – 2 juvs on fresh marsh
Black tern – 2 west this afternoon
Spotted redshank – 7 on fresh marsh
Pink footed goose – 20 SE over reserve this morning
Greenshank - 1 on fresh marsh
Great skua - 5 offshore this morning
Mediterranean gull - 2 on fresh marsh
Wigeon - 16 on fresh marsh

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Old Thursday 14th September 2017, 16:01   #25744
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Titchwell September 14th

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Yellow browed warbler – 1 calling outside the visitor centre @ 11:30 but no further sign
Pectoral sandpiper – 1 reported on fresh marsh late afternoon
Great skua – 120 offshore throughout the day
Manx shearwater – 20+ offshore
Pink footed goose – 200+ over the reserve today
Spotted redshank – 1 on fresh marsh
Bittern - 1 over reedbed
Red crested pochard - female on Patsy's reedbed
Common sandpiper - 3 on fresh marsh

Last Titchwell report from me. Thanks for all your support and kind words

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Old Friday 15th September 2017, 12:47   #25745
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sorry to see you leaving paul good luck with your new venture
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Old Friday 15th September 2017, 20:15   #25746
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Today's highlights

Yellow browed warbler – 1 calling outside the visitor centre @ 11:30 but no further sign
Pectoral sandpiper – 1 reported on fresh marsh late afternoon
Great skua – 120 offshore throughout the day
Manx shearwater – 20+ offshore
Pink footed goose – 200+ over the reserve today
Spotted redshank – 1 on fresh marsh
Bittern - 1 over reedbed
Red crested pochard - female on Patsy's reedbed
Common sandpiper - 3 on fresh marsh

Last Titchwell report from me. Thanks for all your support and kind words

Paul
thanks Paul - these have been invaluable on our trips over - hope everything goes well in your new post
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Old Thursday 21st September 2017, 21:38   #25747
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I have just returned from Norfolk and did not see the Pallas Grasshopper Warbler, but what I did see was Twitchers, as they cant be called bird watchers, trampling through everything in an attempt to flush the bird. I have just watched 7 minutes on You Tube in which a couple of -------Žs pathetically argue with Wardens from Holkam Estate who have reprimanded them/others for trespassing and breaking down the fence. Its people like these who give us all a bad name. Its a miracle the poor bird was not trampled to death.

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Old Friday 22nd September 2017, 20:56   #25748
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I have just returned from Norfolk and did not see the Pallas Grasshopper Warbler, but what I did see was Twitchers, as they cant be called bird watchers, trampling through everything in an attempt to flush the bird. I have just watched 7 minutes on You Tube in which a couple of -------Žs pathetically argue with Wardens from Holkam Estate who have reprimanded them/others for trespassing and breaking down the fence. Its people like these who give us all a bad name. Its a miracle the poor bird was not trampled to death.

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I just watched the video. People like this give all decent birders a bad name. Their selfishness is unbelievable. Since when did the welfare of the bird come into this. As far as I can see their attitude is I have a right to see this bird regardless of who I upset or cause difficulties for and ultimately it cause problems for all decent birders in the longer term.

You can fully understand why land owners do not want to grant access if this is their only experience of (I hate to call them) birdwatchers

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Old Friday 22nd September 2017, 21:19   #25749
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Major discussion about this on the rare bird thread for the PG Tips - usual responses from both 'sides.' Not my sort of birding, would rather give it a miss and I bet this weekend there is pure hell!!
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Old Saturday 23rd September 2017, 18:22   #25750
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sorry to see you leaving paul good luck with your new venture
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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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