166 Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) Hickling Broad NWT Norfolk GB UK May 2022 c

Norfolk bird news April 2022

A male Kentish Plover was at Cley Marshes 12th and a Temminck’s Stint was at Titchwell Freshmarsh 18th-23rd. Up to three Dotterel were at Ringstead from 21st and two more were at Waxham 25th-26th.


A Black Kite flew south over Winterton 13th and a Montagu’s Harrier was seen between Saxlingham and Field Dalling 30th. A White-tailed Eagle (reported as not one of the Isle of Wight released birds) was between Burnham Market & Stanhoe 2nd.


Up to two Black-winged Stilts were hanging about in the vicinity of Denver Sluice and Welney WWT from 19th and another was at Hickling Broad NWT  30th. A Purple Heron was at Hickling Broad NWT 28th-30th.


A Hoopoe was near NWT Weeting Heath 23rd-24th and another was at Hemsby 29th. A Wryneck was seen in gardens at Swafield 24th and Kelling 30th. A male Pied Flycatcher was at Reepham Cemetery 13th and others were at NWT Holme Dunes 17th, Weybourne 17th and Titchwell 21st. There were plenty of Ring Ouzels with up to twenty at NWT Roydon Common 15th. The last Shorelark was still in Holkham Bay until 12th. The Great Grey Shrike stayed at Sparham until 13th.


The Red-breasted Goose remained mostly at Blakeney and nearby the Dusky Warbler was still at Stiffkey Fen. Five Glossy Ibises flew west over Kelling Heath 10th. Up to four Glossy Ibises were NWT Potter Heigham Marshes and NWT Hickling Broad on and off. Another was at Cley Marshes, Kelling Water Meadows and Morston 16th-19th. The Glossy Ibis remained at West Earlham Marsh. Another Glossy Ibis was north of Ludham Bridge at Buttle Marsh NR until 6th and it or another was at East Ruston by Tonnage Bridge until 8th.


The Red-necked Grebe was at Rollesby Broad until 6th. A Great Northern Diver was in Blakeney Harbour until 24th and up to ten were seen off Titchwell. A Glaucous Gull was at Winterton 1st-3rd. A Hooded Crow was at West Runton 6th and Cley 7th.


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