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  • 27 November 2014

    November 27th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Black throated diver - 1 reported offshore

    Slavonian grebe - 4 reported offshore

    Long tailed duck - 2 offshore

    Twite - 2 at Thornham Point

    Snow bunting - 4 at Thornham Point

    Chiffchaff - 2 along Meadow Trail

    Greenshank - 2 on fresh marsh

    Spotted redshank - 3 on tidal pool

    Hen harrier - lovely grey male on reserve again today

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 26 November 2014

    November 26th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Hen harrier - male still present throughout the day

    Snow bunting - 27 at Thornham Point this morning but mobile

    Long tailed duck - 4 offshore

    Slavonian grebe - 2 offshore

    Water pipit - 1 on fresh marsh

    Spotted redshank - 2 on fresh marsh

    Firecrest - 1 reported near Fen Hide last afternoon

    Avocet - 4 on fresh marsh

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 25 November 2014

    November 25th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Hen harrier - male around the reserve during the day and roosted west of the main path

    Water pipit - 2 on fresh marsh

    Shag - 1 offshore

    Spotted redshank - 1 on fresh marsh

    Pochard - 140 on the reedbed pool. These birds only turned up this morning and may be in response to cold weather on the continent

    Peregrine - male hunting over the reserve today

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 24 November 2014

    November 24th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Spotted redshank - 1 on tidal pool

    Pomerine skua - 1 offshore chasing gulls behind the trawlers

    Great skua - at least 4 offshore

    Goosander - drake offshore

    Barnacle goose - 3 (of unknown origin) on fresh marsh with brent geese

    Chiffchaff - up to 3 individuals on the Meadow Trail

    Sandwich tern - 1 offshore

    Red crested pochard - 4 (1 drake) on the grazing meadow pool

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 20 November 2014

    November 20th 2014 - Today's highlights

    There was no sign of the little auk on the tidal pool this morning so hopefully it managed to make its way back to see overnight

    Hen harrier - the stunning male was still present on the reserve today

    Snow bunting - 1 west over the fresh marsh mid afternoon

    Yellow legged gull - 1 roosting on fresh marsh

    Sandwich tern - 1 still offshore

    Spotted redshank - 3 on fresh marsh

    Red breasted merganser - 70 offshore this morning

    Dark bellied brent geese - good numbers have been around already this winter. They are spending most of their time in the surrounding fields but do come in to roost of the lagoons. Over 800 were seen today

    Woodcock - 2 birds were seen in flight around the Meadow Trail today

    Stonechat - 3 wintering birds on the grazing meadow

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 19 November 2014

    November 19th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Little auk - 1 on beach early morning then on saltmarsh before rescued and put onto the tidal pool where is was seen fishing and preening until dusk. The bird was in good condition and carrying plenty of fat.

    Little auk rescued from the saltmarsh today

    Richards pipit - 1 east over the tidal pool @ 11:30 while looking for the little auk

    Rough legged buzzard - 1 in/off sea @ 13:00 and flew west towards Thornham

    Spotted redshank - 2 on tidal pool

    Red necked grebe - 1 offshore

    Yellow legged gull - adult roosting on fresh marsh late afternoon

    Mediterranean gull - 1 roosting on fresh marsh

    Chiffchaff - singles in the willow scrub behind Island Hide and along the Meadow Trail

    Eider - 7 offshore

    Common buzzard - at least 3 birds east over the reserve

    Avocet - 3 on fresh marsh

    Red crested pochard - 4 on the grazing meadow pool 

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 18 November 2014

    November 18th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Lapland bunting - 1 west along beach @ 07:10

    Peregrine - 1 hunting offshore and caught what was probably a little auk!

    Shag - 1 offshore, an under recorded species at Titchwell 

    Hen harrier - stunning male hunting over the saltmarsh throughout the day.

    Arctic skua - 1 offshore

    Red necked grebe - 2 offshore

    Spotted redshank - 2 on fresh marsh

    Snow bunting - 26 west towards Thornham Point

    Short eared owl - 1 in off the sea towards Brancaster and was later seen over the saltmarsh

    Velvet scoter - 7 offshore

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 15 November 2014

    November 15th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Bit of a dank dreary day but on the plus side there were loads of birds about. The fresh marsh was covered in roosting waders at first light with 960 lapwing and 105 ruff present. Both excellent counts for these species.

    Hen harrier - male in/off sea mid afternoon

    Slavonian grebe - 1 offshore

    Long tailed duck - drake offshore

    Great northern diver - 1 offshore

    Lapland bunting - 1 west over Volunteer Marsh mid morning

    Peregrine - juv male sat in dead trees this afternoon

    Spotted redshank - 3 on fresh marsh

    Water rail - at least 4 birds seen on the fresh marsh today

    Twite - 5 birds feeding on the beach with 15 linnets this morning

    Stonechat - pair on the grazing meadow

    Posted by Paul Eele

  • 14 November 2014

    November 14th 2014 - Today's highlights

    Despite the nasty wet weather this morning it turned out to be a nice afternoon with a good selection of birds.

    Long tailed duck - 2 drakes still offshore

    Red necked grebe - 1 offshore

    Yellow legged gull - adult roosting on fresh marsh

    Little gull - 26 offshore

    Sandwich tern - still 5 offshore. Its is getting late in the the year now for this species!

    Spotted redshank - 3 on fresh marsh

    Avocet - 3 on fresh marsh

    Mistle thrush - 1 flying south over the reedbed

    Posted by Paul Eele

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Your sightings

Grid reference: TF7543 (+2km)

Rough-legged Buzzard (1)
19 Nov 2014
Richard's Pipit (1)
19 Nov 2014
Long-tailed Duck (2)
27 Nov 2014
Black-throated Diver (1)
27 Nov 2014
Slavonian Grebe (4)
27 Nov 2014
Spotted Redshank (3)
27 Nov 2014
Twite (2)
27 Nov 2014
Snow Bunting (4)
27 Nov 2014
Avocet (4)
26 Nov 2014
Firecrest ()
26 Nov 2014

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Where is it?

  • Lat/lng: 52.96298,0.60418
  • Postcode: PE31 8BB
  • Grid reference: TF750438
  • Nearest town: Hunstanton, Norfolk
  • County: Norfolk
  • Country: England

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