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Forum: Norfolk Thursday 16th January 2014, 12:53
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Whitlingham

Had not read recent posts on this thread.

Just one great crested grebe at Conservation Area, the only grebe seen.
Little Broad Gadwall. Low in alders by near dyke a perched kingfisher.
Little of...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 14th January 2014, 11:16
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Views: 120,195
Posted By Paul Woolnough
Peregrine

Peregrine on Norwich Cathedral in the late morning sunshine.

More birds about the city today. Two singing song thrushes, an active dunnock and the usual garden birds.
Forum: Norfolk Monday 13th January 2014, 16:52
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Cley Glossy Ibis

I parked up near Wiveton stone bridge late morning more in hope than expectation. I walked down to the crossroads and up towards Cley village green.

Scanned the field with the corvids and was...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 12th January 2014, 17:03
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Stiffkey and Blakeney Harbour

From the aforementioned boat on the corner this afternoon
Kingfisher along channel on approach
Two black-throated divers west of the Point
Three long-tailed ducks
Three guillemots opposite the end of...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Saturday 21st December 2013, 09:48
Replies: 252
Views: 12,357
Posted By Paul Woolnough
Given the remit of BOURC I do not see how they...

Given the remit of BOURC I do not see how they could "accept" the house finch record.

Ironically I saw the bird by accident. I had a holiday in the south west, seeing my first Cornish chough and...
Forum: Norfolk Monday 18th November 2013, 20:25
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Never mind the different numbers being reported...

Never mind the different numbers being reported at any one time, twelve seems to be number of parrot crossbills around Holt Country Park and Lowes.

The best day for viewing was Wednesday
Wednesday...
Forum: Norfolk Monday 18th November 2013, 16:35
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Parrot crossbill numbers reported (When birds...

Parrot crossbill numbers reported
(When birds were present)
Mon 11 November 11 birds
Tuesday 12 November 10
Wednesday 13 November 9, 10, 6, 12, 12, 12
Thursday 14 November 4, 3
Friday 15 November 10,...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 17th November 2013, 17:46
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
THE female parrot crossbill on Saturday in the...

THE female parrot crossbill on Saturday in the clear-fell was clearly larger than all of the others.
Early arrivals seeing this bird in an isolated dead pine.

All manner of different numbers of...
Forum: Norfolk Saturday 16th November 2013, 21:22
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
I was told the 12 figure quoted was a...

I was told the 12 figure quoted was a misunderstanding.
The female bird and perhaps one or two others.
Thus one or two birds = 1/2 not 12
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 10th November 2013, 18:02
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Short-eared owl briefly along Thornham Marsh this...

Short-eared owl briefly along Thornham Marsh this afternoon but the hooded crow was dipped by most including me.

Morning at a bracing Holkham Gap dunes with a choppy swell on the sea
First look in...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Saturday 9th November 2013, 15:21
Replies: 39
Views: 7,468
Posted By Paul Woolnough
The humpbacked whale was viewable distantly,...

The humpbacked whale was viewable distantly, through a telescope, from of the dunes off the end of Sea Palling Beach Road this afternoon.
Drifted south towards Waxham, an alternative viewpoint,...
Forum: Norfolk Monday 28th October 2013, 16:50
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Albatross

I heard the report of an possible distant albatross and who reported it - Ian Smith.
Put my lunch away and walked across Winterton dunes to look out to sea - on the off chance.

No sign.
No gannets...
Forum: Norfolk Monday 28th October 2013, 16:37
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Up with the lark

I took advantage of the clock going back to head straight to Winterton to look for the shore lark.
On spec...

News broke of a pallas's warbler at Hermanus. Bagged my third pallas's in a...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 13th October 2013, 18:44
Replies: 25,848
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Totemic Winterton birds

Sunday
200m north of the totem pole.

The washed out / bland lesser whitethroat potentially of the eastern blythi form, still present.

Pallas's warbler to dusk
Some mealy redpolls roosting too
Forum: Norfolk Saturday 5th October 2013, 20:37
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Penny I photographed the twitchers. The cattle...

Penny
I photographed the twitchers. The cattle egret did not photograph anybody!

Monday 30 Sept
I spent most of the afternoon at the cattle egret, put the news out, and told people where it had...
Forum: Norfolk Thursday 3rd October 2013, 17:17
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Missing comma or full stop Err Je n'egret rien

Missing comma or full stop
Err
Je n'egret rien
Forum: Rare Bird Information Tuesday 1st October 2013, 18:28
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By Paul Woolnough
Siberian stonechat 1w Trimley Marshes on Winter...

Siberian stonechat
1w Trimley Marshes on Winter Flood
TM255359 is at Levington end of pools.

The same walk as for the Pacific swift.
Forum: Norfolk Monday 30th September 2013, 20:15
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Patience needed today. Red-breasted flycatcher...

Patience needed today.

Red-breasted flycatcher seen first thing at Warham Green Garden Drove, not seen again until 11am.

Just before that time I walked back up the track to join two birders. ...
Forum: Norfolk Thursday 26th September 2013, 17:36
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Great Yarmouth cemetery used to be the place to...

Great Yarmouth cemetery used to be the place to go to at this time of year but many, including myself, have not been there much in recent years.

Many of the bushes have been cut back.
Some of the...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Thursday 26th September 2013, 17:28
Replies: 24
Views: 1,791
Posted By Paul Woolnough
English records 1997 Sept 26 Landguard...

English records
1997 Sept 26 Landguard Suffolk
1996 Sept 22 Rimac Lincs
1996 Sept 21 Spurn Yorks
1995 Sept 16 and 17 Farne Islands trapped on 17th
1994 Oct 10 Filey Yorks
1994 Sept 21 Mundesley...
Forum: Norfolk Thursday 19th September 2013, 12:06
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Agree that bird was a dunlin. Race...

Agree that bird was a dunlin. Race in-determined.

Watchers should not be afraid to put news out (or post photographs) of unidentified birds they have found.

Too large for least sandpiper (dream...
Forum: Norfolk Tuesday 17th September 2013, 18:58
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
Norfolk Bird Report Crane 40 Horsey Gap Oct 14...

Norfolk Bird Report
Crane 40 Horsey Gap Oct 14 2011
Spoonbill 21 Cley 7 August 2010
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 15th September 2013, 15:55
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Posted By Paul Woolnough
38 Cranes Brograve Farm

Followed up pager message and parked at the south entrance to Brograve Farm Waxham.

Large flock of cranes, viewable from car, on far side of stubble field. Braved the elements in deteriorating...
Forum: Rare Bird Information Sunday 15th September 2013, 15:34
Replies: 1
Views: 342
Posted By Paul Woolnough
Lesser Grey Shrike

Midway between Leiston and Sizewell
South of Halfway Cottages below power lines in horse paddock 430 at least.
Bridleway SE from cottages to TM463621
Forum: Rare Bird Information Friday 6th September 2013, 18:59
Replies: 1
Views: 240
Posted By Paul Woolnough
Western bonelli's warbler Blakeney...

Western bonelli's warbler
Blakeney Point
Brambles just west of seawatching hut
6.50pm
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