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Bird Sightings in North West Norfolk

 

Recent sightings

  • 9 December 2016

    December 9th 2016 - Today at Titchwell

    Waxwing - 1 in trees by visitor centre briefly @ 13:25 then flew west

    Long tailed duck - 35 offshore

    Velvet scoter - 8 offshore

    Slavonian grebe - 1 offshore

    Scaup - 5 offshore

    Spotted redshank - 3 on tidal pool

    Jack snipe - 1 on grazing meadow

    Yellow legged gull - adult on fresh marsh this afternoon

    Ruff - 50 on fresh marsh this morning

    Avocet - 11 on fresh marsh

    Lesser redpoll - 3 feeding in alders by visitor centre

    Brambling - at least 3 on feeders

    Female brambling by David Roche. Note the clean white belly, buff orange breast and pale bill. In chaffinch, the underparts are grey brown with a grey bill. The white rump in flight and nasal wheezing call can be helpful to locate one in a flock of chaffinches. 

    Goldeneye - 40 roosting on fresh marsh last night

  • 7 December 2016

    December 7th 2016 - Today at Titchwell

    Long tailed duck - reserve record 61 offshore this morning beating the previous high of 50 on 2005

    Velvet scoter - 25 offshore

    Scaup - 3 offshore

    Great Northern diver - 1 offshore

    Water pipit - 2 on grazing meadow

    Jack snipe - 1 on grazing meadow

    Hen harrier - ringtail around throughout the day and roosting at dusk

    Marsh harrier - 25 to roost this evening

    Spotted redshank - 3 on tidal pool

    Greenshank - 3 on tidal pool

    Merlin - 1 over saltmarsh this morning

    Avocet - 15 on fresh marsh

    One of 2 kingfishers around the reserve at the moment. Picture by Alan Shaw-Brown

  • 5 December 2016

    December 5th 2016 - Today at Titchwell

    Long tailed duck - 56 offshore

    Velvet scoter - 10 offshore

    Common scoter - 100 offshore

    Black throated diver - 2 offshore

    Great Northern diver - 4 offshore

    Red necked grebe - 1 offshore

    Water pipit - 1 on grazing meadow

    Jack snipe - 12 on grazing meadow

    Spotted redshank - 2 on tidal pool

    Marsh harrier - 36 to roost in reedbed

    Greenshank - 1 on tidal pool

    This rather nice firecrest was photographed by the main path yesterday. Many thanks to Ian Saggers for sharing his picture with us

  • 3 December 2016

    December 3rd 2016 - Today at Titchwell

    Black throated diver - 2 offshore

    Long tailed duck - 41 offshore

    Red necked grebe - 1 offshore

    Velvet scoter - 14 offshore

    Scaup - 3 female offshore

    Hen harrier - male hunting over saltmarsh this morning

    Water pipit - 2 on grazing meadow

    Spotted redshank - 3 on tidal pool

    Greenshank - 3 on tidal pool

    Brambling - 2 female, 1 male on feeders

  • 2 December 2016

    December 2nd 2016 - Today at Titchwell

    Black throated diver - 3 offshore

    Grey phalarope - 1 on beach mid morning although mobile. Last seen heading towards Thornham Harbour at 10:45

    Long tailed duck - 30 offshore

    Velvet scoter - 15 offshore

    Red necked grebe - 1 offshore

    Slavonian grebe - 1 offshore

    Scaup - 4 female offshore

    Shag - 1 offshore

    Great Northern diver - 1 offshore

    Spotted redshank - 1 on tidal pool

    Avocet - 18 on tidal pool

    Goldeneye - 51 roosting on fresh marsh last night

    Lapland bunting - 1 feeding at Thornham Point

    Water pipit - 1 on grazing meadow

    Merlin - 1 at Thornham Point

  • 1 December 2016

    December 1st 2016 - Today at Titchwell

    Hen harrier - male hunting over Thornham Marsh this morning

    Short eared owl - 1 over Thornham Marsh this morning

    Hunting short eared owl by Les Bunyan

    Long tailed duck - 10 offshore

    Velvet scoter - 4 offshore

    Slavonian grebe - 1 offshore

    Scaup - 2 female offshore

    Jack snipe - 2 on grazing meadow

    Water pipit - 2 on grazing meadow

    Spotted redshank - 3 on tidal pool

    Chiffchaff - 3+ onsite around the scrubby areas of the Meadow Trail

    Bittern - 1 in flight over reedbed