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It's strange, I haven't seen a Reeve's pheasant for years... then shortly after reading comments on here about them I stumbled upon one. I wonder if someone has been releasing them, the one I saw was close to where I saw Lady As on a number of occassions about five years ago.
 

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Lincolnshire Lesser Scaup

Hey all,

Noticed today there is a Lesser Scaup in Lincolnshire and, obviously very, very close to Norfolk. I bet it has got a few of the serious Norfolk listers licking their lips.

Kieran
 
Hi everyone,

I am visiting Suffolk and Norfolk on a birding holiday in mid / late April. I am wondering if anyone can give me details of any good websites with up to date bird sightings fromthe counties please? I have guidebooks to numerous locations to visit but want to keep up to date with the latest sightings during my stay.

Hope you can help and thanks in advance.
 
Hi everyone,

I am visiting Suffolk and Norfolk on a birding holiday in mid / late April. I am wondering if anyone can give me details of any good websites with up to date bird sightings from the counties please? I have guidebooks to numerous locations to visit but want to keep up to date with the latest sightings during my stay.

Hope you can help and thanks in advance.
My blog for Norfolk news;) - I don't update the sightings that day until the evening though, http://www.freewebs.com/suffolkbirding/ for Suffolk Info.

For the most up to date sightings you can join Rare Bird Alert to view their website via mobile or get a pager or other bird news services or join birdguides.com. Also any rarities will be added on here very promptly. The quickest way to get the very latest news is by pager.

Cheers Penny:girl:
 
My blog for Norfolk news;) - I don't update the sightings that day until the evening though, http://www.freewebs.com/suffolkbirding/ for Suffolk Info.

For the most up to date sightings you can join Rare Bird Alert to view their website via mobile or get a pager or other bird news services or join birdguides.com. Also any rarities will be added on here very promptly. The quickest way to get the very latest news is by pager.

Cheers Penny:girl:

Thanks Penny, I'll take a look. Already a Birdguides subscriber but you pick up more regional information on local websites I feel.
 
Thanks Penny, I'll take a look. Already a Birdguides subscriber but you pick up more regional information on local websites I feel.

To be honest the best place to find Norfolk-based sightings info is probably this thread. Depending on where you are heading there may be blogs of interest (find one or two and there will probably be links to the rest) and Cley Bird Club have a website with sightings on: http://www.cleybirdclub.org.uk/cbc/news.asp?pageid=14

The Suffolk BINS website that Penny linked to has most of the Suffolk info, it is also worth looking at the Lounge Lizard site for birds in the Lowestoft area: http://home.clara.net/ammodytes/

Enjoy your visit.

James
 
picture one shows Tarka hunting dipper
picture two shows dipper evading Otter !
 

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To be honest the best place to find Norfolk-based sightings info is probably this thread. Depending on where you are heading there may be blogs of interest (find one or two and there will probably be links to the rest) and Cley Bird Club have a website with sightings on: http://www.cleybirdclub.org.uk/cbc/news.asp?pageid=14

The Suffolk BINS website that Penny linked to has most of the Suffolk info, it is also worth looking at the Lounge Lizard site for birds in the Lowestoft area: http://home.clara.net/ammodytes/

Enjoy your visit.

James

Thanks for the links etc James. I have 6 - 7 days in the area and have a few species I want to target at several locations,weather permitting of course. Any rarities that turn up will be a bonus but by keeping track of local websites I might have a better chance of catching my target species.

Even if I don't it beats working!
 
So I might finally go up for the black-bellied dipper on the weekend. I heard it's been moving further afield - where's best to look for it at the moment? Are the otters in the same area?

Thanks!
 
2 Black-bellied dippers just west of middle nun's bridge at 8.30am this morning. Weird as I seem to remember this happening with the glandford bird, it being present for months and then turning in to two birds!
 
Nicely marked male stonechat in bushes between beach road and Brancaster golf club practice area this morning, appeared to be on his own.

Anyone in this area might note that although Gipsy Lane between Titchwell and Brancaster has big signs indicating a long closure, I understand this is just so no-one gets down the path and complains when they find a digger in the way. Most of the time it is unobstructed.

- Alan
 
Pretty in pink

There was a striking Black-headed Gull on the freshmarsh at Titchwell today. It had a really nice pink flush to the usually white hind neck and underparts. The first picture shows it displaying to a normally coloured bird. The other picture shows how distinctive this bird was when associating with other gulls.

Dave
 

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So I might finally go up for the black-bellied dipper on the weekend. I heard it's been moving further afield - where's best to look for it at the moment? Are the otters in the same area?

Thanks!

Both birds were between Spring House and the middle Nuns bridge. Staying a short way apart. Heard that earlier they were close but were showing agression to each other.
The dog otter spent some time around the town center to some 1/2 mile downstream, did not hear any sightings of the pair that hang round together.

John

www.kellingnature.zenfolio.com
 
Both birds were between Spring House and the middle Nuns bridge. Staying a short way apart. Heard that earlier they were close but were showing agression to each other.
The dog otter spent some time around the town center to some 1/2 mile downstream, did not hear any sightings of the pair that hang round together.

John

www.kellingnature.zenfolio.com

Have you got any photos John? Be interested to see what the second bird looks like in terms of the colour of the belly compared with the original bird. I dipped both birds this afternoon.
 

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