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Norfolk bird news September 2021

A dark morph Eleonora’s Falcon circled over Gayton and then flew north 6th.

 

An early Pechora Pipit was at Winterton along with a Red-breasted Flycatcher and Barred Warbler, which were seen there on the same day 1st. Also at Winterton during September were a Common Rosefinch found snacking on blackberries 17th and a Yellow-browed Warbler 25th.

 

A Syke’s Warbler was at Blakeney Point on The Fairway 3rd. Also on the Point was at Wryneck at the plantation 4th and another Wryneck at The Fairway 20th-21st. Other Wrynecks were at Beeston Regis 6th, Beeston Common 6th, Kelling 15th, Welney 17th and Weybourne Camp 18th-23rd.

 

A Barred Warbler was at Burnham Overy Dunes 3rd-8th  and another was briefly at Salthouse at Gramborough Hill 6th. A Red-breasted Flycatcher was was seen again at Trimingham 2nd. Nearby a Red-rumped Swallow flew north-west over Mundesley 24th. A juvenile Rose-coloured Starling was at Titchwell from 21st.

 

A Gull-billed Tern was on The Wash at Snettisham RSPB 11th and a juvenile Dotterel was there 4th. Another Dotterel was found west of Cawston with Golden Plover 2nd. A winter plumaged Long-billed Dowitcher was at Potter Heigham Marshes and was thought to be a different bird to the summer plumaged bird seen in July 4th-29th. Single Pectoral Sandpipers were at Cley 6th-7th & 19th-20th, and Welney WWT 25th-26th. A Pectoral Sandpiper was at Titchwell 7th-19th with two there 13th & 22nd.

 

The juvenile Purple Heron was still at Barton Broad until 1st and another was reported at Holme 19th. Single Honey Buzzards flew over  Weybourne 19th, Boughton Fen 19th. Scolt Head Island 20th, Titchwell 27th and Choseley 28th. A Cory’s Shearwater flew north past Gt Yarmouth 14th. a Sabine’s Gull past Happisburgh 27th and a Roseate Tern past Cley 29th.

 

A Camberwell Beauty butterfly was Burnham Overy Dunes 7th-8th and another was Weybourne 23rd. Three Vagrant Emperor dragonflies were at Waxham and up to six or seven were at Winterton.

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