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Patience needed today.

Red-breasted flycatcher seen first thing at Warham Green Garden Drove, not seen again until 11am.

Just before that time I walked back up the track to join two birders.
Three others watching further up and only 100m from the concrete pad. R B Fly had been re-located.
Took a record shot before bird moved down track. Showed from sunny hedgerow out of the wind by the coast path as others arrived.


The early morning Cley and Salthouse cattle egret had moved on but was re-found at Burnham Overy.
Viewable from A149 where path goes north to seawall. (Small parking area at junction.) Not seen between 1 and 3pm by which time only two of us were left. The other birder scanned the cattle and found the elusive cattle egret taking digi-shots and leaving

The bird showed distantly at the right-hand end of the cattle and moved left.
Lost to view after walking around the corner of the fence. This before anyone else had arrived.

Re-located at far end of fence to where last seen. All observers able to connect with a very distant bird.
 

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East Hills

Two Redstarts, 100+ Song Thrushes, goldcrests, willow warblers, chiffchaffs, robins etc and a very interesting bird!

Back at Garden Drove I saw and photographed the lovely Red-breasted Flycatcher before going onto Cley.

Full update on blog.

Penny:girl:
 
Titchwell October 1st

Today's highlights

Yellow browed warbler - 2 on reserve
Great white egret - 1 west over the reserve @ 11:45 and seen again on saltmarsh at 12:20 but no further sign
Brambling - 2 on feeders, several in/off sea
Little stint - 1 on fresh marsh
Curlew sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh

Paul
 
Ring Ouzel at Burnham Overy Dunes this morning, good views of the Red-breasted Flycatcher at Warham again and 3 Brambling early evening at Warham.

Full update on blog.

Penny:girl:

Pictures taken on Monday 30th Sep.
 

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Titchwell October 2nd

Today's highlights

Yellow browed warbler - 2 in Meadow trail/Fen trail/carpark area
Jack snipe - 1 flushed from Patsy's reedbed
Curlew sandpiper - 2 on fresh marsh
Little stint - 1 on fresh marsh
Whinchat - 2 along fenceline on grazing meadow

Paul
 
A very unexpected reserve tick today in the form of 2 Sandwich Terns flying over reception broad calling.
I'm not sure the 15 insurance brokers that were volunteering for the day with me were quite so surprised or as enthusiastic as I was, but I probably amused them by looking exactly as they expected a warden to be as I ran for my bins!
 
Conditions Late Evening.

Hey sweets,

Just looking at the forecast for this evening and thought it could swing us a few more common migrants. I know it's not 'classic', but still a slight improvement on the last few day.


These charts are from 9pm this evening.


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Was thinking the same Kieran. It is unusual that one want want a shift or turn in the weather after we have been blessed with a period of easterlies, but a change in the weather this evening would surely be more productive. A bit of rain and a slight swing from easterlies to southerlies tonight and I think tomorrow could be interesting. Beautiful and calm weekend in store with light westerlies, so it will be a pleasure to be out mopping up what tomorrow brings.
Cheers,
Jim.
 
Titchwell October 3rd

Today's highlights

Yellow browed warbler - 1 in Meadow Trail area but very mobile and elusive
Curlew sandpiper - 1 on fresh marsh
Little stint - 1 on fresh marsh
Spotted redshank - 2 on Volunteer Marsh
Whinchat - 2 on grazing meadow

Paul
 
Just a bit of information please

I can't remember if it was last October or the previous January when I was up in Norfolk but on one of those occasions I bumped into someone who had seen the Aurorea Borealis from the North Norfolk coast and I also remember seeing pictures on here I think.
My question is, how regular are they seen and does anyone have any idea when it is likely they may be seen in the next month or two??
Excuse my ignorance on this subject,I obviously know that weather plays a massive part but don't know too much else about it....also apologies for the non bird related query... Many thanks
 
Osprey (Taverham)

Any one know the exact whereabouts of where the Osprey was located in Taverham yesterday? I'm assuming it was near the fishing lakes towards Ringlands? May give it a little look on my way out of Norwich later this morning. See if it's still there.
 
Any one know the exact whereabouts of where the Osprey was located in Taverham yesterday? I'm assuming it was near the fishing lakes towards Ringlands? May give it a little look on my way out of Norwich later this morning. See if it's still there.

Taverham Mills Lake - Mike has given details and a grid reference here: http://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=2839280&postcount=194

Just a bit of information please

I can't remember if it was last October or the previous January when I was up in Norfolk but on one of those occasions I bumped into someone who had seen the Aurorea Borealis from the North Norfolk coast and I also remember seeing pictures on here I think.
My question is, how regular are they seen and does anyone have any idea when it is likely they may be seen in the next month or two??
Excuse my ignorance on this subject,I obviously know that weather plays a massive part but don't know too much else about it....also apologies for the non bird related query... Many thanks

I don't think it happens this far south very often. It can be difficult to predict far in advance - I have signed up to Facebook alerts that let you know when there is a high likelihood of it being visible, check out http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk/alerts. I remember the photos being posted on here, but if I remember rightly they were time-lapse, so I don't know how strong it was with the naked eye.
 
Just a bit of information please

I can't remember if it was last October or the previous January when I was up in Norfolk but on one of those occasions I bumped into someone who had seen the Aurorea Borealis from the North Norfolk coast and I also remember seeing pictures on here I think.
My question is, how regular are they seen and does anyone have any idea when it is likely they may be seen in the next month or two??
Excuse my ignorance on this subject,I obviously know that weather plays a massive part but don't know too much else about it....also apologies for the non bird related query... Many thanks

Have seen this from Burnham Overy Staithe about five years ago - just a slight coloured haze.
 

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