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Norfolk birding (3 Viewers)

jmmorton

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Hi Jonno, I would expect to see Rock Pipits at most places along the coast in winter.
The rocks along Sheringham seafront should produce without too much effort with the added bonus of Turnstones and hopefully Purple Sandpiper anytime soon, otherwise the boatyard at Morston or the harbour at Thornham should all hold several birds over the winter.
Thanks - all good advice, cheers!
 

tonyfenn

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Photos of yesterday's bonaparte's gull at Salthouse are on birding world web site, first time I have been somewhere when a good bird turns up, cracking bird and thanks for the running commentary to keep people on the bird
 

cwpbirder

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May be in Norfolk early next week. Just wondering if the paddock is easy to find at Lynford arboretum, and whether the Hawfinches are viewable pre-roost in the afternoons? Thanks in advance…..
 

Essex Baker Boy

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May be in Norfolk early next week. Just wondering if the paddock is easy to find at Lynford arboretum, and whether the Hawfinches are viewable pre-roost in the afternoons? Thanks in advance…..
The paddock is easy to find. Just follow the main path from the entrance to the arboretum which will curve gently around the perimeter then head slightly downhill, across a footbridge over the small stream, and the paddocks will be ahead of you on the right. Best bet would be to continue on for another 100m - 200m or so and then scan the tops of the tall tress in the paddocks. It is only a 5 minute walk from the car park.
From my experience Hawfinches can drop in and move out throughout the day and so if you stood there for an hour I'd be very surprised if you didn't see any. You'll have plenty of Siskins, Marsh Tits, Nuthatches and Treecreepers to keep you busy too!
 

PYRTLE

Old Berkshire Boy
And occassionally in a large walled garden next to the right hand side carpark. Also have seen Firecrest and Crossbills in that garden but several years ago.
Good luck.
 

StewB

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The paddock is easy to find. Just follow the main path from the entrance to the arboretum which will curve gently around the perimeter then head slightly downhill, across a footbridge over the small stream, and the paddocks will be ahead of you on the right. Best bet would be to continue on for another 100m - 200m or so and then scan the tops of the tall tress in the paddocks. It is only a 5 minute walk from the car park.
From my experience Hawfinches can drop in and move out throughout the day and so if you stood there for an hour I'd be very surprised if you didn't see any. You'll have plenty of Siskins, Marsh Tits, Nuthatches and Treecreepers to keep you busy too!

There’s a large hornbeam in the paddock which is heaving with seeds, that is attracting the hawfinches at the moment and is why there are reports from all times of the day. The birds are usually buried in among the seeds, so take a ’scope and grill the tree!
 

SlowLowFlyingTurkey

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I was there yesterday morning and, as well as some in the paddock trees, I had really close views of three birds feeding in smaller trees near the feeding station (if coming from the car park end, the feeding station is a gate a bit further along from the coffee hut. Food is thrown in the lane on the other side of the gate and attracts a good selection of birds. The trees with the Hawfinches were along the fence to the right of this gate).
 

Lightthiscandle

David Bryant
A snatched morning out at the Cley Coastguards in time to see the long-staying Black Guillemot drifting rapidly eastwards. A flock of Brents that landed on Cricket Marsh seemed to have a Black Brant with them.
 

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