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013 Pallid Swift (Apus pallidus) Winterton Norfolk November 2023 ccp2 crs 130dpi.jpg

Norfolk bird news November 2023

There were a handful of Pallid Swifts including birds at Sheringham 1st, Blakeney Point 3rd, Holkham 4th and Winterton 10th-21st. The Hoopoe was still at Waxham until 1st.

 

A female Pallid Harrier began roosting at Warham Greens from 3rd and a juvenile Pallid Harrier was at Waxham 3rd & 21st and Blakeney Freshmarsh 9th. A Great Grey Shrike was at West Tofts 3rd and NWT East Wretham Heath 23rd-24th.

 

An adult drake Surf Scoter was off RSPB Titchwell 19th and an American Wigeon was south of Welney 20th. A juvenile Red-breasted Goose that turned up with Dark-bellied Brent Geese was on the saltings anywhere between Wells & Morston 4th-16th. An adult Red-breasted Goose was at Wells 9th. One was seen the next day at Holkham Bay 10th. Two Taiga Bean Geese were at RSPB Buckenham Marshes. Up to two Ferruginous Ducks were seen at Ormesby Little Broad and Filby Broad from 21st.

 

Up to twenty Shorelark were in Holkham Bay from 9th. Other Shorelarks included one Sheringham 5th, up to three Snettisham 4-5th, one Cromer 6th, five NWT Cley Marshes 7th, three NWT Holme Dunes 7th, up to six Thornham Point 7th-8th. Waxwings started to arrive. Hohest count of eighty-one was in Norwich.

 

A Cory’s Shearwater flew east past Blakeney Point & Sheringham 15th.  A Sabine’s Gull flew past Winterton 2nd and a Leach’s Petrel past Sheringham 23rd. An Iceland Gull flew past Weybourne 9th and a Glaucous Gull was at Salthouse 27th. A Black Guillemot was seen offshore from RSPB Titchwell 1st and NWT Cley Marshes 3rd. The pits at Snettisham RSPB had during November an adult Black-throated Diver and Great Northern Diver as well as a drake Long-tailed Duck.

 

The Long-billed Dowitcher remained at NWT Cley Marshes and made a visits to Stiffkey Fen 14th & 22nd. A few Glossy Ibises were seen including single birds east at Sheringham 1st, at West Runton 1st, North Lynn 2nd-6th, Warham Greens 3rd, Stiffkey from 5th, Bure Park 6th, Breydon Water 10th and Burgh Castle Marshes from 27th.

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