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GREAT KNOT in Norfolk - Breaking news from RBA (7.08am 14 Jul)

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Old Monday 14th July 2014, 07:19   #1
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GREAT KNOT in Norfolk - Breaking news from RBA (7.08am 14 Jul)

Would be interested to know the story on the late breaking of this. ID'ed from photos?

Perhaps the locals can tell us the state of the tides and what's the best strategy for connecting.

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Old Monday 14th July 2014, 07:23   #2
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RBA Icon Great Knot in Norfolk - Breaking news from RBA (7.08am 14 Jul)

Breaking news from Rare Bird Alert: Great Knot in Norfolk.

BBRC and IRBC stats from RBA's Previous Records Online:

There are 3 accepted records of Great Knot in Britain and 1 in Ireland.
There have been no published records for Norfolk yet

RBA's Previous Records (new) has all the records and a wealth of stats and analysis for this and other rarities recorded in Britain and Ireland


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Old Monday 14th July 2014, 07:27   #3
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RBA website says still there apparently 0720 .......
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Old Monday 14th July 2014, 07:34   #4
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Bg saying distant. Great Dot mk ii?
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Hopefully a proper one this time! Would wipe away the pain of the Wyre Estuary bird
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This link may prove useful re tide times: http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/b...de-information
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This link may prove useful re tide times: http://www.broads-authority.gov.uk/b...de-information
Indeed it was, thanks. Looking like midday (haze!) is HT.

Hopefully as it's being reported as an adult it can't be confused with anything else. Wasn't a young GK claimed at BW a while back?
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Pretty sure that was also off the rugby club?
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Old Monday 14th July 2014, 08:20   #9
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Pretty sure that was also off the rugby club?
Yes, it's well documented by Hollywood in 'that' infamous documentary! Remember that geezer with the Bluetooth headset on swearing on his grannie's grave to Mr Bagnell that it was a Great Knot?
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Hopefully a proper one this time! Would wipe away the pain of the Wyre Estuary bird
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What pain?
Did you dip or are you saying the Wyre Bird was not a Great Knot ?
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Record shot of the bird on the RBA website here

http://bit.ly/1wkHZd9
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Record shot of the bird on the RBA website here

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It looks a cracker. Hope those who need it catch up with it
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Old Monday 14th July 2014, 11:19   #13
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Just flown off inland with Golden Plover - c. 11.15. tide very high, but may return,

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Old Monday 14th July 2014, 12:11   #14
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It bloody well better, can't get there til after work !! Could turn out to be a bad weekend for my norfolk wader list ! aaggghhh
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For those considering going for it from the North watch out for roadworks; two friends texted to say they have been stuck on the A17 in Lincolnshire for the last two hours.
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What pain?
Did you dip or are you saying the Wyre Bird was not a Great Knot ?
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Dipped twice on the Wyre bird; it was the previous Breydon claim I was alluding to (as referred to by Archie)
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Dipped twice on the Wyre bird; it was the previous Breydon claim I was alluding to (as referred to by Archie)
Thanks for that.
My heart was in my mouth, I thought you knew something I didn't know regarding providence of the Wyre Bird and I was about to lose my most prized Lancashire tick let alone a lifer . Phew.
If you go for the Bird I wish you the best of luck.
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Old Monday 14th July 2014, 14:58   #18
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It's back! But distant from south side. Park at rugby club car park.

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After some info regarding access for a disabled birder ,steps ,styles or kissing gates or very steep banks ,hope someone out there can give me the relevant Info please ,I know theres some steps mentioned on rba service but thats all I know . Thanks in advance for any help cheers JD
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Old Monday 14th July 2014, 17:30   #20
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Hi JD,
I think you would have to go along the Angles Way which isn't too onerous a track, but I do think there are one or two styles that you may have to negotiate. I hope this helps.
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Thanks Nick for your reply ,the dreaded styles cancel it out ,ah well .cheers jd
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Old Monday 14th July 2014, 19:36   #22
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As Brian pointed out in post 13, there are very high tides at Breydon Water over current days, so there I suspect that there is now a extended period when the water covers to mud flats. Certainly, this caused a long absence for the bird at mid-day today. Timing your visit is wise.

I parked in the Asda Car Park today. How do you get access to the 'Fisherman's Car Park' and/or the 'Rugby Club Car Park'? And, both sound a bit private - so is it OK to park there?

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I'd be interested to know how close the views are......I saw the Cleveland Great Dot, and I've seen lots of Great Knot in Asia, so are the views reasonably good on the rising tide (before I head for Norfolk) ? thanks for any info.
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If you are concerned about parking at the rugby club, pick up the phone and ask
I know my rugby club would welcome casual parking (although we'd try and sell you a tea / coffee / bacon buttie....
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I'd be interested to know how close the views are......I saw the Cleveland Great Dot, and I've seen lots of Great Knot in Asia, so are the views reasonably good on the rising tide (before I head for Norfolk) ? thanks for any info.
From Google Earth it was 283 metres at its closest at 08.30 this morning

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