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  1. J

    Norfolk birding

    Thanks for your input here over the years Paul, and of course at Titchwell. All the best with your new role.
  2. J

    Norfolk birding

    First day of Autumn. Icky, Wryneck and Greenish over last 2 days. I gave Caister and Winterton south a bash this morning, Wheatear and Whinchats the prize. Surely more out there. Saw one birder at Caister, but he did not want to chat! Next few days could be good. Cheers, Jim.
  3. J

    Norfolk birding

    So, in short Mick, there is a debate to be had, heated or cooled! I thank-you for your detailed comments, yourself and Nick. Interesting that in many counties- the majority- Birdtrack and the County Recorders work together. I am not the best at submitting my records full stop, but having...
  4. J

    Norfolk birding

    I sense a heated debate coming up........ I won't share my opinion here at the moment, but am I right in saying that the majority of UK county bird reports source material from Birdtrack? Cheers, Jim.
  5. J

    Norfolk birding

    Rockland Broad was Tern-less at the weekend, and pretty devoid of wildfowl. I had better luck back at home when 2 Crane flew west over my garden in Claxton. Finally on the patch list! House Martin through. Still waiting for things to kick off down on the marshes. 2 Sedge Warbler now in, but...
  6. J

    Norfolk birding

    Almost a debate on here then, re: birds and weather. It must be Spring..... Glad to see Steve and others have caught up with the Penduline Tit, what a tricky bird but well worth it! Quiet south of the Yare but I haven't birded my patch as intensively as I would have liked, bit of real life...
  7. J

    Norfolk birding

    Those Lapland Bunting are looking super! Nice Strumpshaw write up Steve. The Penduline Tit was seen again today, this reserve is surely one of the UKs best sites for this species. Swallow at Church Marsh Surlingham today. Still plenty of Teal hanging on. Siskin regularly visting the garden in...
  8. J

    Norfolk birding

    Very nice Graham! I would keep that site to yourself and keep an eye on it, and an ear. Hopefully they will be breeding in the area. Very few records in the county each year. I thought I had a LEO calling near me recently; turned out to be an Eagle Owl in a cage in someone's garden! Cheers, Jim.
  9. J

    Norfolk birding

    Fascinating stuff David, and well done for putting the time in and asking the question. Jim.
  10. J

    Norfolk birding

    I think they do still show by the feeders, but unsurprisingly Hawfinches don't like people in camo hanging their massive lenses over the gate. I waited for a few of the above to depart the scene, stood back from the gate, and quickly a number of common species returned to the feeding station-...
  11. J

    Norfolk birding

    Interesting NWT map showing reported Tree Sparrow, Stoat and Mistletoe! http://www.norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk/a-living-landscape/wildlife-sightings Cheers, Jim.
  12. J

    Norfolk birding

    Hi guys, thanks for your advice. I got to Burgh Castle around 12, and the water level was too high really, but I wasn't far off as upon arrival the sky was plastered with Godwit, Shall and Lapwing. All moved off into the flooded marshes, waiting for the tide to recede. At least 4 Marshies came...
  13. J

    Norfolk birding

    There are still pure Goldies in The Brecks, but it won't be long until they have disappeared. Shame, nice bit of the Norfolk birding tapestry. Any tips for the Breydon Yellowlegs? Weather permitting I might get down there over the weekend. Cheers, Jim.
  14. J

    Norfolk birding

    Awesome record Tim, that's what patching is all about! Jim.
  15. J

    Norfolk birding

    Hello all, Graham, thanks for sharing all of your sightings. Invaluable. Mark- one of these days, you will share a sighting on this ere forum. I wait in hope. Paul- as always, many thanks for the Titchwell sightings. A great tool for both the visiting birder, the local and the casual...
  16. J

    Norfolk birding

    Really interesting Nigel. I attempted to speculate this theory earlier in the week, but you have put it much more eloquently than I! Josh- give me a bell if you're about over next couple of weeks, I've got some flexibility. Jim.
  17. J

    Norfolk birding

    Imagine if the perennial lurkers actually posted, we may even have a discussion. What are people hoping for tomorrow? Is it simply a case of more eyes in the field, or is north simply better than east due to geography? Cheers, Jim.
  18. J

    Norfolk birding

    Good to see Josh's post lamenting the death of the thread having (I assume) intended impact: people posting again! Decided to avoid the crowds today, although would still like to see Humes, perhaps under different circumstances. Instead, myself and Mrs.B spent an enjoyable couple of hours at...
  19. J

    Norfolk birding

    Don't think I've complained anywhere? I think my main point , somewhere in there, is the lack of rare on the east coast compared with north, and why this happens. Yarmouth had a Raddes, but you have to follow the coast round to Sheringham before the next reported rare. I stress reported. Is this...
  20. J

    Norfolk birding

    Certainly an exciting few days in the county. I went through parts of Caister, Hemsby and Winterton yesterday and the 'rarest' bird I could muster was a Brambling! Was the north coast really dripping with rare and scarce, or was it a case of more eyes and ears in the field? East coast had the...
  21. J

    Norfolk birding

    Anyone birding tomorrow!? Weather almost too good. Will anything land? Stuff yet to drift south from Shetland. Patch or coast, just don't know. If I see any GWE I won't post here ;) Cheers, Jim.
  22. J

    Norfolk birding

    And? Thanks for the news Dave. Jim.
  23. J

    Norfolk birding

    Not quite the day I had hoped for on the north coast. An unexpectedly clear night probably led to the clearout of yesterday's birds. The Booted wasn't playing ball despite a report from 10.45am. A couple of Pied Fly were in the bushes on the hill, a Wheatear foraged nearby and less than a...
  24. J

    Norfolk birding

    Thanks Nigel. Looks like today has been the first day of Autumn proper, lots of Pied Flys arriving along with some scarce. Coast in the morning! Jim.
  25. J

    Norfolk birding

    Hello all, A cut-and-paste job from my blog here. Wanted to share my big day on the patch from yesterday. I had been meaning to do this for some time, and with a clear day forecast and little migrant activity on the coast I set off from Langley Dyke at 9.30am on the 21st with the eventual aim...
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