Saturday, 2 January 2010

Norfolk Bird News: January 1st

I am hoping to include summaries of bird news on here as often as possible, but am already behind as I arrived home at 1.40am! Anyway...

The 'Broads' hold the most interesting birds, with drake Ferruginous (presumably reorientated from Barton Broad, where the bird was unringed - adding to the debate over the bird present in the area last winter) and female Ring-necked Duck at Wroxham Broad. Whitlingham Broad has a great variety including, Black-necked Grebe (always scarce), Great Northern Diver and a redhead Goosander. Ludham still holds a mixed Bewick's and Whooper Swan herd.
Elsewhere, the Greater Snow Goose is at Holkham Freshmarsh, Red Kite still in the Holme area, with 4 Long-tailed Duck offshore. A Rough-leg Buzzard was near Docking (but there was no sign of the Thorpe Marshes bird, although 3 Short-eared Owl there.
Scarcities at Cley include Snow Bunting, Twite and Water Pipit. 2 Hawfinch at Lynford (numbers will begin to build for the next few weeks). Waxwing Gorleston.
c 50 Taiga Bean Goose are still at Cantley (but often depart late Jan / early Feb) and Black Brants are at Wells, Morston / Cockthorpe

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