Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rating: Thread Rating: 1534 votes, 4.98 average.
Old Friday 27th July 2007, 15:19   #1651
J Moss
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 1,248
1st summer Wheatear still at Salthouse, and probably a female there as well, but only saw it briefly. Ringed Plovers with one well developed juv, and 1 fluffy pingpong ball on stilts as well. Also a young lapwing. No Yellow Wags though, which was what I was hoping for.

Jason
J Moss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 27th July 2007, 15:32   #1652
sacha
Registered User
 
sacha's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 621
Breydon - 12.30-1300 :
3 imm Spoonbill still showing well from Asda car park and hide
Tide quite far out still so couldn't get a good look at waders but c.100 Black t godwits, 1 greenshank, 1 L egret and c.120 common terns

Winterton - around 1400
6+ Arctic skua south
1 Kittiwake
2 Guillemot on sea
4-5 distant Gannet

Sacha
sacha is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 27th July 2007, 15:37   #1653
PYRTLE
Registered User
 
PYRTLE's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: North Norfolk
Posts: 1,223
4 spot flys on wires in village, at least 2 were juvs - not sure about the turtle doves...I would guess she's incubating as I haven't seen them since the nestbuilding approx 10 days ago. Swifts have built up in numbers recently, none this morning.
PYRTLE is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 27th July 2007, 19:15   #1654
Edward woodwood
Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 11,309
too much DIY and gardening today but did manage to snatch a few minutes on the beach on the way back from the tip and had a lovely adult Med Gull float past

also a few Guillies, Gannets and a couple of Arctic Skuas south
Edward woodwood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 27th July 2007, 20:31   #1655
HarassedDad
Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder

 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Norwich, Norfolk
Posts: 968
Quote:
Breydon - 12.30-1300 :
3 imm Spoonbill still showing well from Asda car park and hide

Today 13.00 - 14.00 at Braydon South wall.
Didn't think to look towards asda, just set straight off towards Burgh.

*!*@*!#@#*

I am officially an idiot.
HD (Who has still never seen a spoonbill)

Did manage an immature Peregrine flying straight up the channel
HarassedDad is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 27th July 2007, 20:47   #1656
Happisbirder
Always looking, seldom finding...
 
Happisbirder's Avatar

 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: NE Norfolk, UK
Posts: 775
Lots of Common Terns here this morning, fewer Sarnies and c.30 Kitti's. Red-throated Diver & 2 Guillies on the sea and a Wheatear along the sea wall...

James
__________________
The waiting is the hardest part...

Me and my BUBO listing; a work in progress!
Happisbirder is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 27th July 2007, 20:57   #1657
matt green
Drunken Hearted Man
 
matt green's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 5,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by HarassedDad View Post
(Who has still never seen a spoonbill)
Me neither, and want one badly!

....but I aint goin to Breydon for it, would rather twitch one on the north coast, one has to turn up eventually ;0)

Matt
matt green is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Friday 27th July 2007, 21:14   #1658
dbradnum
Registered User
 
dbradnum's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Epping Forest, NE London
Posts: 3,081
Quote:
Originally Posted by matt green View Post
Me neither, and want one badly!

....but I aint goin to Breydon for it, would rather twitch one on the north coast, one has to turn up eventually ;0)

Matt
There's one between Cley and Salthouse this evening, on a pool just inland of the shingle bank...
__________________

David

(Visit my blog!)
dbradnum is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2006 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Friday 27th July 2007, 21:24   #1659
matt green
Drunken Hearted Man
 
matt green's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 5,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by dbradnum View Post
There's one between Cley and Salthouse this evening, on a pool just inland of the shingle bank...

Arrrrgh b*gger

What are the chances of it lingering till monday/tuesday?

Matt
matt green is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Saturday 28th July 2007, 15:45   #1660
J Moss
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 1,248
Good day focused on butterflies at Holkham, with lifers in the form of a Small Heath, lots of female Silver Studded Blues and a Wall Butterfly (dont think I've seen one before anyway). Also seen were probable Dark Green Fritillaries (didn't see the underwings), a couple of White Admirals and Small Coppers, a few Small Skippers (although their antennae were entirely black. Is this right? I thought they should be orangy/yellow), lots of Gatekeepers, Peacocks, Red Admirals and Whites.

Also 2 1st summer Wheatears and 7 Sand Martins passing through Salthouse.

Jason
J Moss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 28th July 2007, 16:02   #1661
kittykat23uk
Registered User

 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Norwich
Posts: 1,717
Cley today

Apparently the roseate terns were seen but not by me and didn't get the time to go looking for the spoonbill. Did have:

Sandwich Tern
Common tern
Green sandpiper
Common sandpiper
ruff
Black tailed godwits
Whimbrel
redshank
Spotted redshank
avocets
oystercatcher
polish cygnet mute swan
(Black swan also present)
Yellow legged gull.
Marsh Harriers

ETA A few pics:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/8773601...57600503537448

Last edited by kittykat23uk : Saturday 28th July 2007 at 17:46.
kittykat23uk is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 28th July 2007, 17:55   #1662
Edward woodwood
Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 11,309
Whimbrel and Greenshank at Rush Hill

Purple Hairstreak and Norfolk Hawker near the hide and also White Admiral

Last edited by Edward woodwood : Saturday 28th July 2007 at 18:24.
Edward woodwood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 28th July 2007, 19:20   #1663
Penny Clarke
Registered User
 
Penny Clarke's Avatar

 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk
Posts: 4,129
Started at Great Ryburgh this morning at 10.15am.

1 male marsh harrier, 3 hobbies (at least), 4 common buzzards, linnets, 4 yellow hammers, skylarks, green woodpecker (calling), reed bunting, little ringed plover on field with 1 chick!, 2 red leg partridge, 2 hares and 2 turtle doves on wires (about a mile from Gt R) and 1 tree sparrow in private garden!

Salthouse 3.30pm

1st summer wheatear at Salthouse, spoonbill on pools along with 3 little egrets, sandwich and common terns, cormorants, 2 black blacked gulls, pied wagtails.

Walsey Hills 5pm

From Walsey Hills could see: 13 Egyptian geese, 3 curlew, avocets, 1 bar tailed godwit and at the centre 1 Adder basking on the bank!

Not a bad day's birding for late July, with glorious weather.

Best Wishes Penny
Penny Clarke is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 28th July 2007, 19:29   #1664
Connor Rand
Norwich resident, Holme devotee
 
Connor Rand's Avatar

 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 1,034
Hi all,

today had a good seawatch/beachwatch of Holme NOA, which produced 1 Velvet Scoter west with c. 100 Common Scoter, 1 dark phase Arctic Skua lingering offshore then east, 3 Med Gulls (1 ad, 1 1st sum and 1 2nd sum), 4 Whimbrel and a Greenshank.

Then moved on to Titchwell RSPB and had 4 Little Ringed Plovers, 2 Little Stints, 3 Whimbrel, 3 Greenshank, 6 Little Gulls, 13 Spotted Redshanks and one Common Sand. Water levels looking pretty good now.

cheers,

Connor
Connor Rand is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 28th July 2007, 19:35   #1665
Penny Clarke
Registered User
 
Penny Clarke's Avatar

 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk
Posts: 4,129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Connor Rand View Post

4 Little Ringed Plovers
cheers,

Connor
You have beaten me again Connor!!!!!!!! Well done!

Best Wishes Penny
Penny Clarke is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 29th July 2007, 19:52   #1666
firefox32
Registered User

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: norfolk
Posts: 129
Walcott today

Yo folks.

Had an hour or so with the family down the beach at Walcott today. I suppose I probably spent 20 mins birding and 40 mins playing with the kids. It was pretty breezy but we found a sheltered spot.

Apart from the general gulls you see It produced:

5 Turnstone
2 Bar Tails
3 Curlew
2 possible Whimbrels, they were a bit distant to be 100%
7 Ringed Plover
1 Cormorant
4 Sandwich Terns
2 Common Terns
1 Roseate Tern

I was really pleased to see the Roseate Tern, totally unexpected. I guess this is part of the magic of birdwatching.

Best wishes.
Johnny.
firefox32 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 29th July 2007, 20:44   #1667
Ilya Maclean
charlatan
 
Ilya Maclean's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Cornwall
Posts: 1,088
3 little ringos and a turnstone at Buckenham. Seawatching at Waxham produced naff all expect a very distant wader that might have been a stone curlew. Paninis at the Barn made it worthwhile - can recommend the Jarlsberg and Ham. Matt - if you can be bothered to do the walk, try Burnham Marshes for spoonbills - walk west at the seawall for about a mile and a half until you come to some freshwater pools (assuming they haven't dried up). I'd estimate about a 50% success rate with them there the last seven or eight times of gone. Also, you can usually get excellent views of Bearded Tits in the shallow fringe of reeds next to the path that runs along the sea wall on your way down.
__________________
Visit my website: http://piratebirding.blogspot.com/
Ilya Maclean is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 29th July 2007, 21:52   #1668
Edward woodwood
Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 11,309
Tried Waxham again this evening Ilya but likewise very slow

just Gannets and a few Kitties etc

shame we missed you this morning - my fault. Was looking forward to some stories from your recent trip. Ended up at the Dun Cow, Spoonbill and Montys etc...

back to the seawatching in the morning...

Tim
Edward woodwood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Monday 30th July 2007, 09:28   #1669
matt green
Drunken Hearted Man
 
matt green's Avatar

 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 5,250
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ilya Maclean View Post
Matt - if you can be bothered to do the walk, try Burnham Marshes for spoonbills - walk west at the seawall for about a mile and a half until you come to some freshwater pools (assuming they haven't dried up). I'd estimate about a 50% success rate with them there the last seven or eight times of gone. Also, you can usually get excellent views of Bearded Tits in the shallow fringe of reeds next to the path that runs along the sea wall on your way down.

Cheers, will check out the maps'n stuff...

Matt
matt green is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2007 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Monday 30th July 2007, 19:12   #1670
J Moss
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 1,248
Wander from Salthouse carpark to Arnolds Marsh produced several Yellow Wagtails (still no decent views though. Really doing my head in now!), lots of Dunlin in various plumages (personal consensus was that they were all probably dunlin, anyway... ), 2 Knots, a few Ringed Plovers with young, several Greenshanks, 1 Golden Plover, Avocets wth young, 1 Whimbrel and 2 1st summer Wheaters still on Little Eye. Also several Essex Skippers and plenty of Graylings and Peacock butterflies about.

Nice sunny day as well.

Jason
J Moss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Monday 30th July 2007, 19:53   #1671
J Moss
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 1,248
Now debating the female Silver Studded Blues I saw the other day at Holkham in the dunes. Think they may have been Brown Argus' after looking at some pics on the net. I'm using a 1966 Observer Guide to id these butterflies, and the pics appear to be very different to what I'm seeing in the field. I'm debating the Essex Skippers as well :P May have to fork out for a new guide!

Jason


Quote:
Originally Posted by J Moss View Post
Good day focused on butterflies at Holkham, with lifers in the form of a Small Heath, lots of female Silver Studded Blues and a Wall Butterfly (dont think I've seen one before anyway). Also seen were probable Dark Green Fritillaries (didn't see the underwings), a couple of White Admirals and Small Coppers, a few Small Skippers (although their antennae were entirely black. Is this right? I thought they should be orangy/yellow), lots of Gatekeepers, Peacocks, Red Admirals and Whites.

Also 2 1st summer Wheatears and 7 Sand Martins passing through Salthouse.

Jason
J Moss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Monday 30th July 2007, 21:29   #1672
Edward woodwood
Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 11,309
good numbers of Arctic Skuas passing by this morning, and a few Whimbrels and Barwits.

Adult Little Gull north past Sea Palling this evening, couple of Grey Plovers, couple of Fulmars, 60+ Sandwich north, Little Tern, a handful of Commons but only two Arctic Skuas this evening.

Gull-billed Tern went past Eccles 30 mins after I left for home this lunchtime... arse.

Tim
Edward woodwood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 31st July 2007, 12:38   #1673
Edward woodwood
Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 11,309
17 Arctic Skuas past in 2 hour this morning

90+ Gannets
22 Common Scoters
5 Dunlins
5 Little Terns

Last edited by Edward woodwood : Tuesday 31st July 2007 at 13:16.
Edward woodwood is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 31st July 2007, 14:21   #1674
J Moss
Registered User

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 1,248
Amazing afternoon at the Ryborough watchpoint, between about 1 and 2:30pm. 3 excellent views of what must have been both birds, and a 4th probable of one soaring against the trees. On one occasion a bird soared up high and actually displayed repeatedly (missed this sadly), bringing its wings together above its body. The rest were pretty close views of the bird(s) soaring leasurely above the trees. A chap had already had 4 sightings before I'd arrived. Reckon now is the time to get down there to see them.

Also seen were one or two Hobbys, a Sparrowhawk and the Little Ringed Plover.

Jason
J Moss is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 2nd August 2007, 06:31   #1675
HarassedDad
Norfolk County Butterfly Recorder

 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Norwich, Norfolk
Posts: 968
Managed to see the spoonbills at Breydon yesterday. Straight on them as I turned the corner from the ASDA carpark. One question, the Birdguide website had them as immatures, yet the birds I saw had orange tips to the bills - my guide has immatures as having plain black bills, with adults having yellow tips. Anyone able to explain? Lots of people there looking for rosy terns, apparently at least one seen earlier in the morning. The thistles in the scrub behind the hide were full of Narrow-bordered Five-spotted Burnets -worth a look if you're there.

Went on to Winterton - where we had over 50 Grayling but only 1 Dark Green Fritillary - the wind obviously keeping the frits down in the grass. Good numbers of small copper,gatekeeper and small heath also seen.
HarassedDad is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Quick Birding in Tokyo Charles Harper Japan 17 Tuesday 2nd August 2011 13:59
ALASKAN BIRDING FROM A CRUISE SHIP: part 1 - Introduction HelenB Vacational Trip Reports 17 Sunday 21st September 2003 13:04



Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.25169492 seconds with 36 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 07:56.