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249 Rose-coloured Starling (Sternus roseus) Sprowston Norwich GB UK June 2020 ccp2 crs 130

Rose-coloured Starling (Library photograph)

Norfolk bird news June 2024


A Blyth’s Reed Warbler was at Glandford 2nd and another between Eccles-on-Sea and Sea Palling 5th. There were still a few of scarce passerine migrants with a Common Rosefinch and Red-backed Shrike on Blakeney Point 1st, a male Red-backed Shrike at RSPB Titchwell 5th and a female Red-backed Shrike at Winterton 7th. A Golden Oriole was at West Runton 7th and Mannington 9th. A Rose-coloured Starling was at Gorleston 15th-19th.


Single European Bee-eaters flew over Hunstanton 7th, Catfield 24th, Redwell Marsh, Holme 25th and two were over Sheringwood 25th. One or two Savi's Warblers were at Welney WWT 16th-22nd.


A male Red-footed Falcon was at Winterton and a Montagu’s Harrier was nearby at Horsey both on 5th. A Black Kite flew west over Bargate & Surlingham 6th and a Euopean Honey-buzzard flew south over Panksworth 20th.


There were several sightings of Caspian Tern with birds at RSPB Buckenham Marshes and RSPB Strumpshaw Fen from 19th-23rd, NWT Hickling Broad 24th-25th, NWT Potter Heigham Marsh 27th, NWT Cley Marsh 23rd & 29th and Scolt Head Island 29th.


A Black-crowned Night Heron was at NWT Cley Marsh 29th and an adult Long-tailed Skua was seen off NWT Cley Marsh and Roseate Tern was on Arnold’s Marsh both on 30th. A Lesser Yellowlegs was at Stiffkey Fen 25th and NWT Cley Marsh 26th. A Black-winged Stilt was at Ken Hill Marshes 26th & 30th and a White-winged Black Tern was briefly there 17th.


A Spotted Crake was heard singing at Hickling Broad NWT 19th Glossy ibis 29th. Single Glossy Ibises were seen at Ken Hill Marshes, NWT Cley Marshes, Blakeney Freshmarsh, Hickling Broad NWT and Stiffkey. There was a count of three Glossy Ibises at Hickling Broad NWT 9th.

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