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    Norfolk birding

    Dersingham Bog Stonechat colour-Ring project As many of you are no doubt aware, we've been running a colour-ringed project for Stonechats on Dersingham Bog for the past few years. A new website has just been launched which gives further details of the project and provides an easy way of...
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    Norfolk birding

    Birdtrack I too submit the majority of any sightings online through Birdtrack now, with anything else appropriate to RBBP, as I'm sure many others do. I doubt I'll have the time to duplicate everything so that's a shame but hey ho...
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    Norfolk birding

    Thanks for the update, Robert. Always interesting when you get quite a few birds ringed at the same site turning up at the same wintering spot. I could do with that Purple Sand having a Heacham/Snettisham awayday! Irene
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    Norfolk birding

    C/R Twite - Thornham Hi Robert, I've been puzzling through this fascinating flock too and I haven't had your specific green/yellow bird but I had a green/orange on RL and red/metal on LL last week which I'm waiting to hear back on. https://twitter.com/Twite_news Plus a Black/Yellow RL...
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    Norfolk birding

    Dersingham Fen fire It was actually Dersingham Fen that was affected, which is the bit (just in case you don't know already) between the Bog and the village - the bit that was cut off when the bypass was built. It looks pretty bleak, a good chunk of one side is affected. It's still burning in...
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    Norfolk birding

    Tags Yeah, you're right, John. You'd have seen them a-fluttering on these. Thanks. Anyone seen any photos of the Hants bird? Just wondering if the plumage on 'ours' is similar? It's got some very distinctive moult/damage patterns. Irene
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    Norfolk birding

    Tags? Did anyone get a good enough look at the WTE yesterday to see if it was a tagged bird? It doesn't look like it in the photos but tags are sometimes not that visible (they can 'tuck' over on themselves on a folded wing on a perched bird and be surprisingly difficult to see in flight at a...
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    Norfolk birding

    A149 Lynn to Hunstanton road This should cause some 'fun, fun, fun'! Just to let everyone know that between Tues 3rd to Sat 14th May, there'll be roadworks between the Dersingham roundabout and Wolferton on the main A149. A convoy system will be operating between 9.30-4.30. Lynn Road itself...
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    Norfolk birding

    Redpolls At least 40+ Lesser Redpolls at Dersingham Bog this morning with a minimum of 8 Mealys amongst them.... try as I might, I couldn't magic up an Arctic, although I was only equipped with bins at the time so could easily have missed something more juicy.
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    Norfolk birding

    From memory, I think there are notices at the car park end of the road saying something along the lines of 'don't park lifeboat staff access' or some such... not that I've seen any men in uniform in the vicinity yet...
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    Norfolk birding

    Decent numbers have started to go over my house in Dersingham morning and evening now - always builds up during November and reaches its peak over the house by the end of the month and into December, and then tails off as the fields in the immediate vicinity are worked over. My favourite sight...
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    Norfolk birding

    Burnham Overy / Holkham Pines A early-ish trundle down the seawall at Burnham Overy allowed me a close look at one of the smart Rough-legs in the dunes (me and him/her for half an hour preening... that's him/her not me...), before the usual gang of walkers appearing made it vacate to the...
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    Norfolk birding

    Quite agree Josh. There's nowt on that excellent site that gives specific sites. And info such as this can be found in many guidebooks to the area, such as the Best Birdwatching Sites in Norfolk, to name just one. Irene
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    Norfolk birding

    Waxwing - Dersingham Waxwing reported on pager this afternoon for Dersingham, in an apple tree opposite the post office. Although I dashed round there pretty quickly - I'm only a few streets away - I couldn't refind it but couldn't give it very long. If anyone goes looking, the apple tree is...
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    Norfolk birding

    Catch up and 'de' weather After missing one or two(!) good birds (and what sounded like the odd banana!) while away on Mull recently, have managed to at least catch up with Pallas, RF Bluetail and RB Fly in the last week - although sad to miss the sheer numbers of common migrants passing...
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    Norfolk birding

    You should have been here yesterday... Following in the lucky footsteps of Messrs Rand and Rand and Miss Clarke down the Point today, I soon got that sinking feeling as I failed totally to refind the Icky. Not too daunted as a strong NE continued to howl in, I reasoned 'anything' could drop...
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    Norfolk birding

    Titchwell update - thanks Paul As Ben says, wow! Amazing what can be done in such a short time and with some very large tonka toys... Many thanks for the update - looking forward to seeing the new look in the flesh.
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    Norfolk birding

    Raven may not be a rare breeder elsewhere but it would be in Norfolk... and one which would attract a lot of attention, much of it detrimental to the bird's welfare... which I would hope is rather more important than whether it's a county tick.
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    Norfolk birding

    So the purpose of your original post was... what? Just inviting a harmless discussion on the subject, without digging for more information, i.e. locations?!! Call me an old cynic but usually posts discussing rumours of scarce breeders descend very rapidly into someone being stupid and letting...
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    Norfolk birding

    Timely posts from Connor and Tideliner. I find it hard to believe that info is even being requested on an open forum for stuff like that - particularly as we've just had a superb instance of what can be achieved when news of a scarce breeder is kept quiet and they're allowed to nest with minimal...
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    Norfolk birding

    Snettisham Coastal Park Snettisham CP was its usual lively spring self this morning (although fortunately less lively on the dog walker and grockle front now they've hopefully all gone back to work/school!) 2 Whimbrel 4 Groppers 18 Sedge Warblers 7 Whitethroats 4 Lesser Whitethroads 1 all too...
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    Norfolk birding

    Cheers Jos - ours didn't seem to hang about in the winter in the usual spots, which is what I noticed ... or rather didn't notice. And they're at least 10 days 'late' back than normal. Or perhaps it's just me being blinder than normal! Irene
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    Norfolk birding

    Marsh Harriers late to the party? Conspicuous by their absence over the last few weeks have been my local pairs of Marsh Harriers back on territory. I've usually had birds back locally and displaying by the end of March / early April, and even had nest building by end of March on one occasion...
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    Norfolk birding

    Buzzards galore A day spent in the Ken Hill area yesterday produced the expected Sparrowhawks flinging themselves about in display, plus the local Buzzards on territory doing a pale imitation of a Golden Eagle's 'giant bat' and 'golden ball' display. The Buzzards were also up in between...
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    Norfolk birding

    Fear not ... I'll give him a lift! Brancaster freshmarsh today yielded a very smart Snow Bunting heading for summer finery which pitched down for 10 minutes before flying west. 4 Sand Martins also heading west and a Firecrest in the belt of trees at the northern end of Gipsy Lane before you...
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