An Ortolan Bunting (28th) and two Greenish Warblers (18th) were on Blakeney Point, with another Greenish Warbler at Winterton (16th). Icterine Warblers were at Cley (16th), Sidestrand and Trimingham (17th) and Winterton (24th-26th). Wrynecks were at six sites. A Barred Warbler was at Sheringham (24th). A Red-backed Shrike was at West Runton (19th-24th). Serins were at Winterton (26th) and Salthouse (28th). A Golden Oriole was at Weybourne (27th). A Purple Heron was at Hickling Broad (3rd). Glossy Ibises were at Cley Marshes (8th) and Strumpshaw Fen (from 21st). A White-rumped Sandpiper was at Blakeney Harbour and Cley Marshes (3rd-6th & 17th). A Pectoral Sandpiper was at Potter Heigham Marshes (11th-13th). Snettisham logged a White-rumped Sandpiper and Pectoral Sandpiper (6th), Red-necked Phalarope (9th-16th) and Montagu’s Harrier (11th). A Honey Buzzard flew over Thetford (1st), with a Montagu’s Harrier past Sheringham (24th).
Highlights included three Black Terns, a Spoonbill, Montagu’s Harrier, Red Kite and three Little Gulls. It was the worst month ever for terns, with hardly any Common and Sandwich Terns. There were two Kingfishers, three Whinchats, five Wheatears and a Redstart. Maxima included 810 Med Gulls, 87 Little Egrets, 34 Teal, four Shovelers, four Gadwall, 91 Shelducks, 44 Egyptian Geese, two Wigeon, Pintail, Pink-footed Goose, 38 Oystercatchers, 1,415 Avocets, 196 Golden Plovers, 1,420 Black-tailed Godwits, 796 Curlews, 931 Redshanks, a Knot, 13 Curlew Sandpipers, four Little Stints, five Ruff, six Greenshanks, four Spotted Redshanks and two Turnstones.
NOA HOLME BIRD OBSERVATORY:
Highlights included 55 Black-tailed Godwits, four Stonechats, eight Snipe, 22 Little Terns, four Swifts, a Spoonbill, Med Gull, Kingfisher, Turtle Dove, Little Stint, Kittiwake, Peregrine, Crossbill, 550 Sandwich Terns, Red Kite, four Buzzards, 21 Whimbrels, five Golden Plovers, Wood Sandpiper, 2,000 Common Scoters, four Arctic Skuas, a Spotted Redshank, six Common Sandpipers, Cuckoo, five Blackcaps, four Lesser Whitethroats, eight Whitethroats, four Redstarts, five Whinchats, three Wheatears, seven Yellow Wagtails, two Black Terns, Arctic Tern, six Pied Flycatchers, two Spotted Flycatchers, 15 Willow Warblers, Grey Wagtail, 1,123 Common Terns, three Cetti’s Warblers, two Garden Warblers, two Hobbies, Eider, four Fulmars, six Manx Shearwaters, 54 Gannets, four Green Sandpipers, two Greenshanks, a Grasshopper Warbler and Great Skua.
NOA REDWELL MARSH:
A Yellowhammer, 50 Swifts, Turtle Dove, Hobby, Yellow Wagtail, Greenshank, 12 Black-tailed Godwits, two Avocets, Green Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover, Snipe, Little Owl and four Garden Warblers were noted.
Highlights included two Arctic Terns, two Great White Egrets, a Garganey, 18 Yellow-legged Gulls, eight Spoonbills, two Caspian Gulls, a Pomarine Skua, Sooty Shearwater, a probable Baltic Gull, Pied Flycatcher, Balearic Shearwater, five Black Terns, 37 Curlew Sandpipers, two Ravens, Redstart, Little Gull, 15 Arctic Skuas, Great Skua, Honey Buzzard, three Wood Sandpipers, four Little Stints, Spotted Redshank and eight Whinchats. Pete Allard, Norfolk Ornithologists’ Assocoation (www.noa.org.uk) and Robin Chittenden. For the latest bird news please phone 09068 700245. Calls to 09068 700245 from a landline or mobile phone cost 65p per minute plus your phone company access charge. Service provided by Birdline East Anglia. For enquiries please call 0330 3336946 or 07941333970. www.birdlineeastanglia.co.uk