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Thanks for the feedback about the path both here and by PM. I decided to pop out this afternoon as I couldn't do tomorrow and didn't want to risk waiting too many days. Got some cracking views of the little gem as did my six year old who was off school sick! Shame about the fog and the lack of light but still managed some shots of it.
 

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Arctic Warbler reported 1 mile from work! Frustration.....
Sounds like a great morning of birding in Norfolk, would have loved to have seen the LEOs at Stiffkey....very sad about the dead one at Cley though :-C
 
First day out in the field after a almost birdless week at Lands End. Kelling today had 200 Brambling, at least 2 Common Redpoll plus the hundreds of Thrushes and Robins. A Woodcock at Granborough and claims of a Richards Pipit there, but could only find a Skylark. The Hawfinch was trapped at weybourne this morning

John
http://kellingnature.zenfolio.com/
 

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Does anyone have any high-quality images of groups of thrushes from this week's fall. I am after a pic of, e.g. a hawthorn hedge full of redwings or a field full of fieldfares for publication in a new book on British wildlife experiences. Please PM me if you have any suitable material and we can discuss!
thanks, James
 
War a fantastic day,absolute madness this morning with the sheer numbers of thrushes,finches etc
Started off with the Bluetail,cracking bird showing to around 15ft,quite a few ring ouzels around as well as the finches,crests & thrushes.missed the LEO
Then went to Kelling where we had a few hundred bramblings,more Ouzels,few redpoll,overhead lap bunting.
Then salthouse and gramborough,red throat diver on te sea,crests,R ouzels,didn't get t Richards pipit but a few people said there was one.
Sea watch produced quite a few gannets,scoters and divers once the fog cleared.

Will move west tomorrow to see if todays goodies stick around
 
Norfolk Bird and Mammal Report 2011

The 2011 Norfolk Bird and Mammal Report has now been published by the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists' Society.

It contains a full systematic bird list for 2011 plus the following articles:

The House Sparrow in Central Norwich During Autumn/Winter 2011
Record Numbers of Pale-bellied Brent Geese at Breydon Water
Additional Norfolk Records of White-tailed Eagle
Visible Autumn Migration over West Norwich 2003-2011
Black-headed Bunting at Blakeney Point in 1989
Eastern Subalpine Warbler at Blakeney Point
Spectacled Warbler at Scolt Head
A Displaying Great Snipe at Cley
Fea's/Zino's Petrel off Sheringham
Sandhill Crane at Snettisham
Rufous-tailed Robin at Warham
Western Sandpiper at Cley
Great Grey Shrikes at Fakenham and Felbrigg
BTO Nest Record Scheme Totals for 2011

The Report is liberally illustrated with artwork by local artists and contains over 60 colour photographs.

Copies will shortly be available at Cley NWT and Titchwell RSPB visitor centres. The price remains at £10.00 for the fifth consecutive year but is free to members of NNNS.

Alternatively order your copy online at www.nnns.org.uk or send a cheque for £12.00 (£10.00 plus £2.00 postage and packing) to:

Tony Leech
3, Eccles Road
Holt
Norfolk
NR25 6HJ

Thanks as ever to the enormous number of people who have contributed to the Report - the county recorders, record inputters, county records committee, authors, artists, photographers, species text drafters etc. and, not least, all who have contributed their bird records.

Andy Stoddart
Editor
 
The bird report is brilliant as usual Andy. I brought mine home from Titchwell this evening and have admired all the hard work that has gone into it.
thanks
Sue
 
Anyone know if the bluetail has been seen today, quite fancy going back for more but don't want to drag my lad out without good reason.
 
No sign! About 40 very disappointed people here. Beautiful male black redstart though

that's a real shame :-C though given the way they have been in recent years we shouldn't have to wait too long for another.

As an aside I have just looked at my photos of the bird on a proper computer and realised how far out the white balance was so have put some better ones in my post above.
 
All I can say is GUTTED, had hoped it would hang on till I get there Saturday. Never mind another day I guess.

Are there still plenty of thrushes around, not being mentioned now too often?

Phil
 
Unforgettable

This is the 1st post I've ever put up on here and the reason is simple I spent all day yesterday at Holme NOA/NWT and it easily ranked in my top 10 birding experiences ever. The sight of hundreds of robins, blackbirds, fieldfares, redwings and goldcrests was fantastic without even considering OBP, 2 black redstarts, redstart, brambling,4 ring ouzels (incl a stonking male), 3 woodlarks, 3 swallows, 2 bearded tits, cettis warb and a woodcock ! It was a day for standing with mouth open speechless at the wonders nature can sometimes provide in the UK.
 
Norfolk next May

Hi all,
I am going on a short trip to Norfolk in the start on May and was wondering if someone could tell me where to find:
Montagues Harrier
Spotted Redshank
Barn Owls
And any other good places, thanks alot
 
Hi all,
I am going on a short trip to Norfolk in the start on May and was wondering if someone could tell me where to find:
Montagues Harrier
Spotted Redshank
Barn Owls
And any other good places, thanks alot

Spotted reds may be at Titchwell in early May, I had a stunner in full breeding plumage this year in late April.
Barn owls can be found pretty much anywhere along the coast from Holme onwards. A good place is the field just before the windmill at Burnham Overy Staithe, right hand side coming from Burnham Deepdale and there are 2 places to park. Just after the sharp left hand bend (straight on goes to Burnham Market).
You won't and shouldn't get any info on Monties, they are far too sensitive a species.

Phil
 
Great day out (First in 3 weeks) let down slightly by the lack of Bluetail.
Great views of male black redstart and the torrent of thrushes! Not a huge amount about other than this though but a Goldcrest at Kelling was different.
Also quite interesting seeing so many birds in one place at campsite wood this morning, littered with brambling, long-tailed tit, chiffchaff and goldcrest.

I'm sure there is a good reason as to why it took 7 hours for news of the Dusky Warbler at Holkham to reach RBA.....
 
Titchwell October 25th

Today’s highlights

Ring ouzel – 6 along East Trail
Brambling – 3 along East Trail
Stonechat – 1 on East Trail
Red crested pochard – female on fresh marsh
Spotted redshank – 4 on saltmarsh

Paul
 
This is the 1st post I've ever put up on here and the reason is simple I spent all day yesterday at Holme NOA/NWT and it easily ranked in my top 10 birding experiences ever. The sight of hundreds of robins, blackbirds, fieldfares, redwings and goldcrests was fantastic without even considering OBP, 2 black redstarts, redstart, brambling,4 ring ouzels (incl a stonking male), 3 woodlarks, 3 swallows, 2 bearded tits, cettis warb and a woodcock ! It was a day for standing with mouth open speechless at the wonders nature can sometimes provide in the UK.

I'm glad that a great day out in our fabulous county inspired you to submit your first post Fred, and that its gone into your top ten birding experiences. I hope with subsequent visits we'll be hearing from you again on our thread in the near future.

Best wishes

Steve
 
Great day out (First in 3 weeks) let down slightly by the lack of Bluetail.
Great views of male black redstart and the torrent of thrushes! Not a huge amount about other than this though but a Goldcrest at Kelling was different.
Also quite interesting seeing so many birds in one place at campsite wood this morning, littered with brambling, long-tailed tit, chiffchaff and goldcrest.

I'm sure there is a good reason as to why it took 7 hours for news of the Dusky Warbler at Holkham to reach RBA.....

Twitching before patching, Oli - I thought you were against that (didn't you see the Arctic Warbler?!?) ;)

I expect the reason for the late news on the Dusky is the same as the first Olive-backed Pipit came out on the second day - a very commited patch worker who very rarely twitches other people's birds unless they are found by his birding friends!

PS How many differeny OBPs there now? At least 3???
 
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