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Hi Can someone please tell me what the weather is/was like on the North Norfolk coast today? Is it related to the lack of reports or are most of the birds moved on.

Hi Tony
Weather today was mainly cold drizzly and ok for migrants but it's the change in wind direction and lack of really bad weather (which caused the main fall 3-4 days ago) which is why number of reports have tailed off
When I was out yesterday many of the birds had moved on but still lot of migrants to look through
Fri night should see a late surge of rares as winds switch back to E !
More RF Bluetail and Raddes on the cards
Sacha
 
Wednedsay was a distinctly 'Northern day' at Wells Woods; two Bullfinches (one trumpeting), a Treecreeper and a Willow Warbler all looking and/or sounding suitably northern. Also aYellow-browed Warbler was seen, still a few Crossbills, Woodcocks and Ring Ouzels on site, and a Firecrest. West wind today.
 
If a rf blue tail appears and stays till Saturday I would cry if I saw it! Haha. Wanted to see one of them for over 20 years.

Also sorry to be a pain but can anyone tell me whereabouts the dusky warbler site is at west Runton ?
Cheers
 
Hi Tony
Weather today was mainly cold drizzly and ok for migrants but it's the change in wind direction and lack of really bad weather (which caused the main fall 3-4 days ago) which is why number of reports have tailed off
When I was out yesterday many of the birds had moved on but still lot of migrants to look through
Fri night should see a late surge of rares as winds switch back to E !
More RF Bluetail and Raddes on the cards
Sacha

Looks more southerly than easterly so wouldn't get too excited...in fact there's little change in the weather for the next week or so with a large low lingering to the west bringing plenty of rain but not particularly favourable winds.
Tempted by the dusky - anyone know how easy/ hard it is to see?
 
Not sure how easy the dusky is to see, we tried briefly the other day, but twitching is not my bag so didnt try for more than an hour and no sign in that time. With regads to its location I believe it is in the hedge next to the old brickworks east of the clifftop car park at west runton. Hope that is of some use. I'm also hopeful for the weather, though it does look more south than east, but it only takes one bird... Then again I shouldnt get too greedy!
 
Not sure how easy the dusky is to see, we tried briefly the other day, but twitching is not my bag so didnt try for more than an hour and no sign in that time. With regads to its location I believe it is in the hedge next to the old brickworks east of the clifftop car park at west runton. Hope that is of some use. I'm also hopeful for the weather, though it does look more south than east, but it only takes one bird... Then again I shouldnt get too greedy!

Thanks for that. Pallid swift may be the best to hope for in Norfolk, would be enough to lure me up, (especially another of those days where they're everywhere!)
 
Surprise of the day was a Cuckoo over the Kelling/Salthouse marshes, not the latest for Norfolk but quite exceptional. A short time later got news that the Weybourne Duskey Warbler had stopped going over, under and around the nets and had been trapped, allowing Martin to open his garden for the ringing and release of the bird.

John

www.kellingnature.zenfolio.com
 

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Surprise of the day was a Cuckoo over the Kelling/Salthouse marshes, not the latest for Norfolk but quite exceptional. A short time later got news that the Weybourne Duskey Warbler had stopped going over, under and around the nets and had been trapped, allowing Martin to open his garden for the ringing and release of the bird.

John

www.kellingnature.zenfolio.com

Glad you got there to take some pis, very nice! I remember the Radde's there a couple of yrs back, always good to have a close up view of birds like this (even if it's not everybody's cup of tea!)
 
Glad you got there to take some pis, very nice! I remember the Radde's there a couple of yrs back, always good to have a close up view of birds like this (even if it's not everybody's cup of tea!)

I remember it too Dave, but even more I remember the complete idiot who you and Martin had to put straight. He got to me so badly I had to Photoshop him out of the background in my photo!
 
Photo of the New Hide at Titchwell with an Aeroplane

Hi everybody

I am pretty sure a while ago someone on this thread created a photo of the new Parinder hide at Titchwell with an aeroplane just over it -possibly due to it's similarity to a airport terminal. I would really like to find this again to drop into a powerpoint presentation.

Please can anyone remember where it is. ?

many thanks

Richard
 
Hi everybody

I am pretty sure a while ago someone on this thread created a photo of the new Parinder hide at Titchwell with an aeroplane just over it -possibly due to it's similarity to a airport terminal. I would really like to find this again to drop into a powerpoint presentation.

Please can anyone remember where it is. ?

many thanks

Richard

It reminds me of a 1960/70's shopping centre, you know the ones town councils are desperate to get rid of!
 
I remember it too Dave, but even more I remember the complete idiot who you and Martin had to put straight. He got to me so badly I had to Photoshop him out of the background in my photo!

For those who were not there, one chap was going on and on about the ethics of Martin showing the bird to everybody before letting it go. Martin asked him why he was there then? forget the answer, I left with Mr Norgate doing what he does best. ;)

John

www.kellingnature.zenfolio.com
 
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Movement of hundreds of starlings heading west, earlier a noticeable fall of continental blackbirds, song thrushes and a few redwings. Cley.
 
Norfolk Bird and Mammal Report 2012

The 2012 Norfolk Bird and Mammal Report has now been published. As well as a full systematic bird list it includes the following articles:

Review of the Year
Courtyard Farm Winter Survey
Nesting Gulls in Great Yarmouth
Stonechats on Kelling Heath
Do Continental Stonechats Occur in Norfolk?
Grey Wagtails in Norfolk
Common Buzzards in North Norfolk
The October 2012 ‘Fall’
American Herring Gull - New to Norfolk
Oriental Turtle Dove - Second for Norfolk
Hornemann’s Arctic Redpoll - New to Norfolk?
Ringing Report

Copies are available from the Cley NWT and Titchwell RSPB visitor centres and in due course through the Norfolk & Norwich Naturalists' Society website www.nnns.org.uk.

A big 'thank you' to all contributors and especially to county recorders Dave and Jacquie Bridges.
 

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