Norfolk bird news June 2021
The most unexpected bird seen during June in Norfolk was the male Red-flanked Bluetail that was photographed in a horse paddock near Langham 21st.
A Collared Pratincole was at Hickling Broad 16th & 24th-26th. Also there were up to two Glossy Ibises 14th-19th and a pair of Black-winged Stilts from 22nd, although they visited Potter Heigham Marshes 28th. A Red-necked Phalarope was at Cley & Salthouse 28th-29th.
There was an influx of Rose-coloured Starlings with single birds at Scolt Head Island in off sea 3rd, Winterton 3rd-7th, Beeston Bump, West Runton and Kelling Water Meadows 5th-7th, Holme 7th, Mundesley 8th, Cromer/Overstrand 8th, Wells 9th, Thornham Harbour 9th, and two Warham Greens 9th, Cley 11th, Fakenham 17th, Norwich 21st and Runhill 25th.
There were many European Bee-eaters: the first was heard flying over Potter Heigham Marshes 8th, then five flew over Kelling Heath 16th and up to nine were at Great Yarmouth 17th- 22nd, one at Hickling Broad 22nd, two at Filby 22nd, nine flew west over Cley & Weybourne 23rd, nine reported at Bradwell 24th and finally one west at Cley 24th.
A Marsh Warbler was at Winterton 3rd and another held territory at Kelling Water Meadows 12th-20th. The male Red-backed Shrike stayed at Cley until 1st and others were on Blakeney Point 1st, Winterton 3rd, Aylmerton 6th and West Runton 14th. A Common Rosefinch was briefly at Sidestrand 4th and nearby an Icterine Warbler was at Hungary Hill 2nd.
A male Red-footed Falcon was at Hickling Broad 4th followed by a female Red-footed Falcon was there 5th-7th. A male Red-footed Falcon flew past Sheringham 6th.
A Purple Heron was at Strumpshaw Fen 6th and another was at Titchwell RSPB 16th. A Black-crowned Night Heron was seen in flight at Lenwade 13th and at Great Ryburgh 14th. Four Glossy Ibises were at Welney WWT 12th and a single Glossy Ibis was there 13th-15th.
Single Honey Buzzards flew north over Hickling Broad 3rd, Norwich 4th, Hemblington 5th, Sheringham 6th & 12th, and two flew Honey Buzzards east over Thorpe Marshes 4th.
Two Roseate Terns were offshore at Sheringham 20th, and another was at Cley 24th. A few, presumably released, Corncrakes were found at a few sites along the Wensum Valley.
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