003 White-spotted Bluethroat (Luscinia c

Norfolk bird news April 2021

The Dusky Warbler remained at Thetford at the Nunnery Lakes until 29th and even began singing. A singing male White-spotted Bluethroat was at Titchwell but mainly elusive 17th-19th.


A Black Kite was at Snettisham over Ken Hill Marshes 16th and again over Snettisham & Heacham 24th. A Purple Heron flew north-east at Lakenheath over Joist Fen viewpoint 27th and it or perhaps another Purple Heron was seen by River Nar at Pentney Abbey 29th-30th. A Glossy Ibis was at Denver Sluice 18th.


A Serin flew west over Beeston Regis 20th and another was briefly just west of Cromer 27th.  There were several Wrynecks: Cley 19th-21st, Breydon Water South Wall 21st, Winterton 20th, Weybourne Camp 24th, south of Brancaster 24th and Hickling Broad from 30th. Three Shorelark were on Blakeney Point 4th-16th. Off Blakeney Point was a Black-necked Grebe 18th. There was a male Pied Flycatcher at both Sheringham and Burnham Overy Dunes 24th.


Two Dotterel were near Choseley drying barns 27th-28th. A Temminck’s Stint was at Cley and Salthouse 24th-30th and another was at Stiffkey Fen 30th. A Grey Phalarope was at Cley 6th-9th, Rockland Broad 7th, Wells 13th-18th and Cantley Marshes 21st-30th.


Up to two Slavonian Grebes remained at Ormesby Broad and moulted into summer plumage until 23rd. The Long-tailed Duck remained Filby Broad also until 23rd. There were Garganey seen a several localities. The highest count was eight at Strumpshaw Fen.


Up to twelve Lapland Bunting were between Happisburgh and Ostend 4th-13th. There were several Ring Ouzels with a healthy count of twenty at Waxham 24th.


A Glaucous Gull was at Titchwell 6-7th, Cley 7th and past Weybourne 22nd. The juvenile Iceland Gull remained wintering in the Weybourne area and the other juvenile Iceland Gull was seen occasionally around Waxham and Winterton and it or another was at Breydon Water briefly 14th.

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