399 Barred Warbler (Sylvia nisoria) Wiveton Norfolk GB UK December 2021 ccp2 crs 130dpi.jp

Norfolk bird news December 2021

The latest ever Barred Warbler in Norfolk was discovered by Leatherpool Lane at Wiveton where it snacked on flies attracted to Ivy and ate the berries of the Spindle trees 4th-12th.

A Great Shearwater flew east past Sheringham 20th and a Leach’s Petrel flew north past Waxham 4th.

Up to five Shorelark remained at Holkham Gap seven Shorelark at Winterton North Beach 16th and four that flew east past Cley 14th.


Following an Iceland Gull fairly briefly at Cley 2nd another bird turned up and fed on the dead Grey Seals from 6th onwards. It ranged as far east as Weybourne. An Iceland Gull was at East Wretham Heath 21st & 23rd. A Glaucous Gull was at Cley 4th-5th, Weybourne 5th, Sheringham 5th and Titchwelll freshmarsh 6th.


The Great Grey Shrike remained in the Waxham area until 18th (at least) and up to five Taiga Bean Geese were at Buckenham Marshes from 9th. Seven Tundra Bean Geese Breydon Water 7th and two were at Great Bircham 12th. A Black Brant remained in the Cley area.

There were a few Black-necked Grebe sightings with single birds seen at Blakeney Harbour 13th, Holkham 24th Brancaster/Scolt head Island 27th and Pentney GP from 28th. There were several Red-necked Grebes seen offshore but the only ones inland were at  Breydon Water 14th-15th and Ormesby Little Broad from 30th.

Inland Great Northern Divers were at Breydon Water 7th, Denver Sluice on the River Great Ouse 7th & 11th,  Wiggenhall St Mary Magdalen on the relief channel 15th and Pentney GP from 27th. Up to three Great Northern Divers were in Blakeney Harbour 12-13th. There were several Black-throated Divers seen a several localities off north Norfolk. A drake Long-tailed Duck was at Snettisham RSPB on southern pit 10th.


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