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  1. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Cromer Gulls For anyone who wasn't aware there are currently 2 Caspian Gulls (an adult and a juv moulting into 1st-winter plumage) and a Yellow-legged Gull at Cromer at the moment. They frequent the beach mainly to the east of the pier and, especially at low tide, loaf around on the beach out...
  2. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    As Steve has said, neither have been reported since Sunday, however given how incredibly elusive both birds were, it wouldn't be a total shock that maybe one or both could still be lurking in the area, especially as not sure how hard they've been looked for, if at all since! Simon
  3. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Hi Can't add any more detail to the report, but did have a look around the area it was reported from but no joy. Simon
  4. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    There's a mixed singer that has been by Felbrigg Lake for the last couple of weeks. Most of the time it sings just like a normal Willow Warbler but then throws in the odd bit of Chiffchaffing now and again, but when there is a Chiffy singing within earshot it changes almost entirely to...
  5. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Bit of a passage of Manx Shearwaters this evening with 23 off Overstrand between 7:20 and 7:40pm including a flock of 8 fairly close in. Simon
  6. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    There was at least 40 at West Runton this evening, but strangely not a single one seen around the Beeston area. Simon
  7. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Hi Nigel Yes they were indeed the same, I was watching from a high point in Cromer and thanks to a phone call picked them up circling to the south of me. They then proceeded to head high west and got about as far as Sheringham whereupon they turned back round and headed eastwards back towards...
  8. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Hi Didn't see it myself but understand it was actually near Northrepps rather than Overstrand, but unfortunately in a field with no general access. Highlight of a patch day-list was finding a flock of 3 Green Sands in Felbrigg Park. The first I've ever recorded on the patch in winter. Regards...
  9. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Another pic of the Northrepps Rose-coloured Starling attached. A big thank you must go to the householders whose garden it frequently visits for sharing this superb bird with us all. Simon
  10. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Out of interest are there (unusually) high numbers of Common Scoter being seen around the coast at the moment? There are currently 1000+ lingering off Overstrand which is totally unprecedented for recent years, as usually we have none offshore other than fly-by's. So I was wondering if its just...
  11. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Managed to count 75 Shags this evening on and around Cromer Pier but I'm sure there is still more than that present as there was a lot of movement in the flock and ones constantly coming and going and others on the sea. Record shot attached of some of them, I think there is 66(?) in the shot...
  12. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    More Cromer Shags There were staggering numbers of Shags around Cromer Pier today, with numbers building up throughout the afternoon as they came into roost on the lifeboat ramp. We managed to count 71 birds but there were undoubtedly more present as viewing the whole area at once is very...
  13. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Ringed Shag For anyone interested I've heard back today that the Shag in question was ringed on the Farnes as a chick on 8th August 2012. A dozen plus were still roosting on the lifeboat ramp on the end of Cromer Pier throughout the day. Simon
  14. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    No problem, it was a very nice surprise indeed as it flew towards me along the shoreline below Cromer golf course and a great buzz of excitement when I got my bins on it and realised it wasn't going to be 'just' a Little Egret. Also very pleasing that it could be shared with other observers...
  15. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Hi Andy Pic attached of one of the Cromer Shags taken today, rubbish quality but you can see its ring(s). Regards Simon
  16. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    More Shags For anyone interested there are also good numbers of Shags at Cromer at the moment. They are favouring the area around the pier and regularly perching up on the lifeboat ramp at the end of the pier, especially at low tide when more of the ramp is exposed. Y'day there was 15...
  17. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Whilst having a look at the sea off Overstrand late afternoon, it quickly became evident that there was a huge shoal of fish offshore with a large area on the waters surface positively bubbling away as they broke the surface. Obviously this attracted the attentions of the local birds and over...
  18. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    An Osprey over Felbrigg Park and lake this morning was a nice surprise whilst hunting unsuccessfully for the probable Black Kite. The Red-backed Shrike at East Runton was also an excellent bonus for the patch. Simon
  19. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Hi there Unfortunately not, it appeared a minute or so after I had left there, tho thankfully reappeared when I returned. Hopefully third time lucky next year! Simon
  20. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Pic attatched of the Citrine. Drake Garganey on the freshmarsh at Titchwell today Simon
  21. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Anyone else noticed the photo attached below which has been put up on the board in the main hide at Titchwell, and labelled Guillemot Titchwell Feb 3rd :eek!: Simon
  22. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Not completely unheard of as we had one 10 days ago, with a Yellow-browed and 2+Chiffchaffs in the same wood! With this extremely mild winter we are experiencing, with numerous insects in evidence, its not that surprising that some species are attempting to overwinter. Simon
  23. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Pic of the Lesser Whitefront from this morning attached. Although the goose flock can be seen from along the main track beyond the railway crossing, its best viewed from near the mill to get the sun behind you. As Dave said you never get close views but with a 50x lens on you could at times just...
  24. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    Mark Yes they are, however they seem to spend the majority of their time somewhere else now and only make the occasional appearance on the lake at Felbrigg and in much smaller numbers than in recent years. Not sure if that is an indication of their dwindling population or just that the majority...
  25. Tractorboy69

    Norfolk birding

    John Yes unprecedented numbers by a long way as far as I can recall, and each time I go there there are more present, with 23 today including two brownish ones now. Makes you wonder where they are coming from, the possibility of them being released birds from a rescue centre did cross my mind...
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