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Old Friday 7th February 2020, 12:44   #25926
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Rich, many thanks for the update...…...
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Old Friday 7th February 2020, 12:55   #25927
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Has there been any news either way on the Sedgeford Eastern/Alaskan Yellow Wag since Weds?? ………….
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Old Friday 7th February 2020, 13:01   #25928
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Hi. Does anyone know where the raven hangs out at Horsey, or could it be anywhere in the area? Is there still another at Winterton? Thanks for any gen. Hoping to look tomorrow.
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Old Friday 7th February 2020, 15:48   #25929
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Has there been any news either way on the Sedgeford Eastern/Alaskan Yellow Wag since Weds?? .
Thought I saw it reported today.

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Old Friday 7th February 2020, 16:28   #25930
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Thought I saw it reported today.

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My mistake- sorry. Not seen this morning.
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Old Friday 7th February 2020, 19:50   #25931
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Has there been any news either way on the Sedgeford Eastern/Alaskan Yellow Wag since Weds?? .
Seen this afternoon at 14:30hrs
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Old Tuesday 31st March 2020, 15:18   #25932
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A surprising Spring plumage Male Brambling feeding with his cousins in the back garden this morning for 10 minutes or so.
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Old Tuesday 7th April 2020, 15:46   #25933
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On my daily Coronavirus-restrictions walk of 5km, a nice 18-strong flock of Whimbrel on a very recently ploughed, seeded and rolled large field. They had great sightlines for predators. They flew once, before settling, quite vocal and then wandered slowly over the reverse slope until only a head or two showed.
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Old Tuesday 16th June 2020, 07:42   #25934
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Garden and County tick.

Being an insomniac finally paid off at 3.30 this morning as I went to close my bedroom window. Instead of the "hoped for" Quail, only a Corncrake, crexing away. Walked down the street and recorded it, poorly, but conclusively. Maybe from the Wensum reintroduction scheme but marvellous to experience - and only 3 miles from Fakenham.
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Old Tuesday 16th June 2020, 08:16   #25935
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Old Tuesday 16th June 2020, 09:19   #25936
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Thanks Rich, it started calling again when the sun came out as I was having a cuppa.

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Old Tuesday 7th July 2020, 14:43   #25937
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Due to the lockdown I have seen hardly any birds this year, apart from those in and over the garden. However, last Tuesday we went for a walk along Gorleston lower promenade and there was a steady stream of Sand Martins heading south. Some of them were skimming over the model yacht pond and dipping into the water. We returned there today but they was none to be seen. Would they they have moved on already?

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Old Tuesday 7th July 2020, 15:21   #25938
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Due to the lockdown I have seen hardly any birds this year, apart from those in and over the garden. However, last Tuesday we went for a walk along Gorleston lower promenade and there was a steady stream of Sand Martins heading south. Some of them were skimming over the model yacht pond and dipping into the water. We returned there today but they was none to be seen. Would they they have moved on already?

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There was an unprecedented Southerly movement of Swifts last week. Someone in East Yorkshire logged over 40, 000 birds during the day, The Sand Martins you encountered could have also been moving with them. It has been suggested due to a disastrous breeding season further North and East.
I'm pleased to say we have some pairs of Swifts still here in the village, along with half a dozen occupied House Martin nests.
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Old Tuesday 7th July 2020, 15:29   #25939
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Thanks Pat. I haven't seen Sand Martins at Gorleston for many years, so I suspect they were probably on the move. We have still got some Swifts here. I saw about ten together near the seafront this morning and I can see about half a dozen of them flying about from my window at the moment.

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Old Tuesday 7th July 2020, 16:02   #25940
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We had a pretty average year for Swifts over the area of the house about 15 screaming pairs translated to around 50 individuals - I think the hot spell in particular came at a particularly helpful time - very few around now so they have likely moved southward
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Old Thursday 30th July 2020, 18:25   #25941
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Hi, I was at Happisburgh on 25th July and still plenty of sand martins. Feeding chicks judging by the nest hole activity.
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Perhaps a second brood given the date. About a dozen Swifts feeding fairly high over the house this afternoon.
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Old Monday 17th August 2020, 19:06   #25943
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Anybody have any gen on the 'white' grey heron on birding world's web site, thanks
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Old Tuesday 18th August 2020, 13:34   #25944
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Anybody have any gen on the 'white' grey heron on birding world's web site, thanks
Reported again today, it's in the area around Walsey Hills (i.e. just east of Cley)
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Old Tuesday 18th August 2020, 17:49   #25945
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Old Sunday 27th September 2020, 11:51   #25946
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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 elsewhere?

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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 elsewhere?

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It's always been Stubb Mill at Horsey for me, park in NWT Car Park and walk east 3/4 mile to viewpoint however, it is a well known winter site at dusk, I haven't tried in the autumn but it should give you as good a chance as any. Failing that, they are occasionally put out by the bird news services now that breeding season is over.
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It's always been Stubb Mill at Horsey for me, park in NWT Car Park and walk east 3/4 mile to viewpoint however, it is a well known winter site at dusk, I haven't tried in the autumn but it should give you as good a chance as any. Failing that, they are occasionally put out by the bird news services now that breeding season is over.
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 know if brograve drainage mill makes a good vantage spot, our b&b backs onto the public footpath that leads across the mashes and along the northern edge of horsey mere..looks good on the map but never been to that exact area so unsure of visibility etc?

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Old Monday 28th September 2020, 16:47   #25949
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The Cranes are almost a certainty if you walk round Hickling NWT to the 'new scrape' and look towards Stubb's Mill: they fly around 'bugling'
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Saw 7 Cranes flying West over Waxham this am
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