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Old Monday 27th August 2007, 15:31   #1801
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Presumably the sea watching ain't so hot now that the winds have died off (and the sun come out!)

Might do the coast tomorrow somewhere between Titchwell/Sheringham and wondering how best to spend my time?

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Old Monday 27th August 2007, 15:41   #1802
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Few bits at Holme yesterday with Pied Fly seen by some (but not by me unfortunately), 2 Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Wheatears, 1 Yellow Wag w etc.

Today Barred Warbler and Whinchat rptd this afternoon, Barred 300 yrds west of firs in bushes along approach road.

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Old Monday 27th August 2007, 15:42   #1803
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visit www.noa.org.uk for yesterdays sightings in full

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Old Monday 27th August 2007, 17:58   #1804
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Couldn't be bothered with the crowds on the coast so had a couple walks inland. Nothing of real note but some nice butterflies on the old railway line between Heacham and Sedgeford including 2 brimstones and a clouded yellow yesterday and a wander around the Fring area today produced a nice turtle dove and a few marsh harrriers.

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Old Monday 27th August 2007, 19:17   #1805
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chump city on the north coast so soon headed for home

Met up with Ilya and had six Arctic Skuas and six Sooty Shearwaters north past Sea Palling this afternoon and early evening.

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Old Tuesday 28th August 2007, 10:35   #1806
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12 Arctic Skuas
10 Sooty Shearwaters past Sea Palling by 10

plus probably quite a few more Sooties passing at extreme distance

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Old Tuesday 28th August 2007, 11:31   #1807
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Barred Warbler still present Holme NWT this morning. Lets hope its there tommorow.

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Old Tuesday 28th August 2007, 16:26   #1808
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For pics of the Red Backed Shrikes at Holme NW and Cley NWT and the Wryneck at Thornham Point see my website (link below)

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Old Tuesday 28th August 2007, 17:05   #1809
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Lots of good birds at lots of sites. Any news from Scolt Head or Sheringham Obs over the last week or so?

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Old Tuesday 28th August 2007, 18:24   #1810
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Hi all,

Thought I might as well post as I met a couple of the regulars on here at Holme on Sunday. Have just (this May) moved up to Norfolk (the Cambridgeshire-end of it) from West Sussex, and starting to get out in the field more regularly now. Having spent last week in an office in London watching the Greenish counter tick up, I had hoped something would remain undiscovered until Sunday, and I spent the day searching between Hunstanton cliffs and Holme - unfortunately the improvement in the weather didn't do me any favours migrant wise, but I'm not complaining (that much) as it was a pretty good day out. Haven't much to add to what's already been reported - the stretch of dunes along the golf course was pretty much deserted both times; nice to see a couple of Clouded Yellows along here though.
Stuck in the office again now, and with 'home improvement' scheduled for at least one day/weekend for the foreseeable future, here's to hoping that the next time the wind goes NE, it gives us casual weekend searchers more of a chance!

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Old Tuesday 28th August 2007, 18:40   #1811
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Welcome to the county Ben. As a fellow 'casual' these days I know how difficult periods like the last 10 days can be... The forecast was full of promise and boy did it deliver! And I didn't (couldn't!) get amongst it. Oh well...

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Old Tuesday 28th August 2007, 18:50   #1812
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Good to see you at Holme on Sunday Ben. BF tick! Missed the Clouded Yellows, though didnt search for too long...

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Old Tuesday 28th August 2007, 20:27   #1813
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Anybody know of the Barred Warbler was seen at Holme this afternoon/evening?

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Old Tuesday 28th August 2007, 20:32   #1814
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Can I ask for details of Clouded yellow sightings please (count, date, time and map ref). You can either PM me or email recorder@norfolkbutterflies.co.uk. (Also any camberwell beauty sightings or visible migrations in off the sea of any species). And if anyone would like some reporting forms for casual observations of all species of butterflies, let me know your snail mail address and I'll happily post you some. (we particularly need records for places where birdwatchers don't normally go - the north norfolk coast is well covered but we get hardly anything from the south-west o fthe county, or around diss or dereham). Thanks
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Old Wednesday 29th August 2007, 11:55   #1815
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Has winter arrived?

Fieldfare seen at Titchwell on Monday evening between the centre and carpark!

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Old Wednesday 29th August 2007, 18:31   #1816
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Hi Paul, what was presumably the same bird was at Holme earlier this summer.

Today was slow at Holme in general but sea was good. Had 18 Arctic Skuas, 3Great Skuas, 2 Pom Skuas (i juv + 1 light phase adult), 1 Kittiwake and 3 juv. Black Terns. The Poms were also seen off the golf course by another Holme regular.

Wheatear, Reed Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroats and reasonable numbers of Chiffchaff and Blackcap in the dunes but no sign of the Barred Warbler.

Overhead wader passage was good again with 36 Whimbrel and 10 Greenshanks, while wader numbers were also high on the beach.

Finished the day by seeing the Sacred Ibis at Holkham (see rarebirds thread)

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Old Wednesday 29th August 2007, 18:34   #1817
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Fieldfare seen at Titchwell on Monday evening between the centre and carpark!

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There was also one seen at Holme on Friday 24th August see NOA website:


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Old Wednesday 29th August 2007, 19:30   #1818
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Tina and I were able to enjoy a lovely extended bank holiday weekend in North Norfolk birding and walking in wonderful weather.
Dipped on a few of the rarities I'm afraid ; including the wryneck,barred warbler and red backed shrike.
However we managed to see the greenish at Thornham Point(Sat), hobby at Cley, turtle dove at Holme and a couple of yellow wags at Chosley Barns.
Also a number of winchats and wheatears at various locations in addition to the usual array of waders.
Also great for dragon flies.
Lovely, birds and scenery - thank you Norfolk.
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Old Wednesday 29th August 2007, 20:15   #1819
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Wow nice pics Mick. Well done on what sounds like a great holiday.

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Old Thursday 30th August 2007, 08:35   #1820
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Tina and I were able to enjoy a lovely extended bank holiday weekend in North Norfolk birding and walking in wonderful weather.
Dipped on a few of the rarities I'm afraid ; including the wryneck,barred warbler and red backed shrike.
However we managed to see the greenish at Thornham Point(Sat), hobby at Cley, turtle dove at Holme and a couple of yellow wags at Chosley Barns.
Also a number of winchats and wheatears at various locations in addition to the usual array of waders.
Also great for dragon flies.
Lovely, birds and scenery - thank you Norfolk.
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Glad you enjoyed it Mick! It was also good to get some decent weather for a change!
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Old Thursday 30th August 2007, 09:15   #1821
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Also forget to mention 2 Roseate Terns seen off Holme yesterday. Needless too say after I had finished sea-watching...
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Old Thursday 30th August 2007, 11:13   #1822
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If anyone finds themselves unavoidably having to pay a visit to a garden for the sake of domestic harmony (if you see what I mean) I would like to recommend Hoveton Hall Gardens near Wroxham Barns.

We went there on Sunday and, in addition to the stunning water gardens, there are some excellent woodland walks with a good selection of trees. One part of the woods has a willow screen and a seat so that you can watch the feeders which have been hung from the trees. We saw a Nuthatch in addition to some Marsh Tits and the usual Great and Blue Tits.

There were lots of Long-tailed Tits, Goldfinches and other birds moving through the trees in other parts of the gardens and in the bushes at the side of the lake there were plenty of Warblers. The best bit was seeing three Kingfishers flying over the lake and a pair of Moorhens with three tiny chicks which could only have been a day old.

There is an excellent Tea Shop too and, all in all, it's a great way to combine a garden visit with a bit of bird watching.

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If anyone finds themselves unavoidably having to pay a visit to a garden for the sake of domestic harmony (if you see what I mean) I would like to recommend Hoveton Hall Gardens near Wroxham Barns.
Sounds great!

Not been myself yet but Sheringham park also looks good for birding ...
errr I meant taking wife/mother inlaw for weekend walkies.

Fortunately I possess neither so would spend all my time birding, Cley is just down the road too

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Never been but it sounds good. Got to keep earning those brownie points!

I believe the gardener (or at least one of them) there is a keen birder too. Don't know his name but I seem to recall some Bee-eaters being seen by him there sometime last year. The 2006 NBR should be out shortly...

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Old Thursday 30th August 2007, 16:09   #1825
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Balearic shearwater lingering off Titchwell this afternoon also a few arctic and great skuas through and little stint, 27 spotshanks and juv garganey on the fresh marsh.

Large falcon sp ( espcaped falconers bird) at Snettisham over the high tide this morning along with 20,000+ knot. Worth a look if you are not doing anything over the weekend.

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