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  1. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Thanks both, no cranes yet but plenty of seals putting on a show at horsey gap! Good number of pinkfeet seen distantly from the dunes over sea palling, sunrise can't come soon enough! Matt
  2. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Thanks for that, yes will likely visit stubb but was unaware how reliable the cranes are to the site, we only have two full days in the area and really want to see them....might be the last chance to travel and stay in the area the way things are going re possible winter lockdown! Does anyone...
  3. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Hoping to catch up with some cranes next week while staying in the horsey area so if anyone could give a pointer as to the best place to 'stake them out' it would be much appreciated, I read there has been a movement of cranes at welney recently but unsure if these are the horsey crowd or from...
  4. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Fond memories of my old patch, I'm currently out of the county but Strattonbirder is local to that area! Matt
  5. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Merry Xmas to all you Norfolk birders!!B (: Matt
  6. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    1 singing Chiffchaff and 3 (possibly a further 3 flushed by dog walkers) Wheaters were a pleasent taste of spring this morning at Holkham bay, also 1 Small tort and 1 Peacock at Titchwell sunday. Matt
  7. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Female Blackcap for me too, if only a very fleeting glimpse before dissapearing into the neighbours garden (the Blackcap not me)..Also thought I had a Woodcock at one point but it morphed into a Snipe just as it flew over fathers greenhouse and into the field out back!! James, I'm passing the...
  8. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Thanks for this, glad to hear the area is still good for regular Redpoll and Siskin flocks etc. Will look forward to making my way there soon, maybe catch up with something interesting on the broad...just as soon as it thaws!! Matt
  9. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Anyone had a walk over the UEA broad and riverside walk recently, the area was quite productive around this time of year a couple of years ago but has seemingly gone off the map!! Easy to imagine the 'rabbit area' heaving with goodies at the moment!! Matt
  10. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Well, ultimately yes!! I have fond memories of those meetings up on the common and enjoying the banter, meeting a few folks on here and seeing everyone enjoying the Owls!! But enough of the past!! I still walk over the common most evenings, no Owl influx this winter though but the area still...
  11. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Hi Andy Thanks for that, I haven't purchased the report myself yet but leaf through it a while back...must have missed the mention of the above SEO's. Apologies if my previous post sounded somewhat disgruntled, have to confess when I first heard about the rejection it did kinda take the sheen...
  12. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Thanks for the replies Conner and Stuart I have since had the situation explained as to why the bird was rejected, suffice to say that the rules and guidelines for accemptance of such birds as continental race have to be strict...and rightly so. Eitherway it was still a nice looking bird, and...
  13. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Had a chat with a local birder chum this evening who had been leafing through the latest Norfolk bird and mammal report...apparently the Dark Breasted Barn Owl I reported early 2008 on Wacton Common (and seen by a considerable amount of folks on here!!) has been rejected....so to all those who...
  14. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Extreme long shot...but thought to give it ago anyway!! I learnt this evening of a friend of a friend who recently (approx three weeks ago) lost his compact digital camera with case on one of the paths around Holkham area, the pictures stored on the SD card of a previous holiday in Australia...
  15. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Missed the calling Siderian Chiff by 10mins this afternoon, hung around the area but it was rather late in the day so already a long shot.. The lady who's garden contains the secretive bird seemed remarkably tolerant to all the attention focused up her driveway, can't say I would have been so...
  16. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Just a couple more...
  17. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Had a trek around Outney Common this afternoon, nothing mega but did turn up an unexpected Little Egret, Water Rail and a Cettis Warbler down by the river. The Little Egret was seen from the ''Roaring Arch Bridge'' between Earsham and Bungay. The Hards by the waverney valley golf club looks like...
  18. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Spent the day pottering down in the Waverney Valley today, main reason for the visit was to retrace part of a cycling route I did a few years ago and see the old windmill at Billingford again....nothing too outstanding but did flush a Little Egret feeding by the Hoxne Weir/bridge and get an...
  19. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    The Pinks are quite a spectacle aren't they, my love for the Brents aside I'm rather keen on them myself! ..guess many Norfolk birders tend to take them for granted and pay more attention to seeking out those rarities in the woods etc certainly the impression I tend to get!! Eitherway, great...
  20. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Not a bad record for the area (at least it's wild!) Might have even been the same bird I posted about a while back...though I didn't recall a particularly ratty tail. Tacolneston would only be about a mile away from Forncett end. http://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=1552823&postcount=6885 M
  21. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    With respect to my home patch, but I can't imagine why any wild eagle sp would want to hang around that area for 3 weeks. Escape? MG
  22. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    No rarities from me today, but did get approx 200 Golden Plovers settling down in fields between Long Stratton and Diss along A140. Don't now why but they seem to like the area and have had some pretty impressive winter counts in the past. Never seen them this early though so maybe they're just...
  23. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Spent the afternoon cycling around my local area today, highlight was a Red Kite drifting low over fields approx 1 mile south of Tacolneston. Just about managed a record shot through my bins, causing much curiosity from of a nearby couple walking their dog!! First Red Kite I've seen out of...
  24. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Hi Ron As you remember, the winter before last was exceptional regarding the Owls and various other raptors on my local patch. Highlights included 3 SEO's, 2 Alba Barn Owls, 1 Dark Breasted Barn Owl, 1 LEO aswell as passing Peregrine, Merlin and 1 female Marsh Harrier all managed to cramb onto...
  25. matt green

    Norfolk birding

    Thanks for the additional info and suggestions Ron and Derek! I'm familiar with Upton as I have an aunt who lives in the village and often used to take myself off down to the riverside walk for a sneaky puff or two on family visits as a youngster!! As for Barn Owls, got plenty of those in the...
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