Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Norfolk/East Yorkshire weekend

Spent the weekend birdwatching away with C. Gittins and P. Parsons on the east coast. This wasn't our normal weekend away where we try to see as many birds as possible, due to the fact that a run of easterly winds had dumped a large number of rarities/scarcities on the east coast, but we still managed a respectable total of 117 birds for the trip [113 in Norfolk]. Some of the scarcer birds are listed below.

Honey Buzzard - flyover - Wells Woods, Norfolk

Caspian Gull - Cley Marshes, Norfolk

Isabelline Wheatear - Easington, East Yorkshire

Siberian Accentor - Easington, East Yorkshire - 2nd for Britain

Olive-backed Pipit - 2 - Wells Woods, Norfolk

Barred Warbler - Burnham Overy Staithe, Norfolk

Radde's Warbler - Wareham's Green, Norfolk

Yellow-browed Warbler -  2 - Wells Woods, 1- Wareham's Green, 2- Titchwell [All Norfolk]

Pallas's Warbler - Wells Woods, Norfolk

Firecrest - 2 - Wells Woods, Norfolk

Other highlights included - Marsh Harrier, Redstart, Lesser Redpoll, Egyptian Goose, Brambling, Red Kite, Brent Goose, White-fronted Goose, Pink-footed Goose, Little Egret, Redwing, Fieldfare, Yellowhammer, Garden Warbler, Curlew Sandpiper, Little Stint, Greenshank, Ruff, Bearded Tit, Red-legged Partridge, Velvet Scoter, Common Scoter, Pintail, Avocet, Kingfisher, Northern Wheatear, Peregrine and Crossbill.

 Greylag Goose
 Little Egret
Siberian Accentor - 2nd for Britain, following one at Shetlands on Thursday

Also saw quite a few other bits and bobs including - Stoat, Hare, Grey Squirrel, Muntjac Deer, Common Seal, Devil's Coach Horse [beetle], Red Admiral, Red-tailed Bumblebee and Hawthorn Shieldbug.

Grey Squirrel
Hawthorn Shieldbug

A few species of hoverflies were still on the wing, recorded 8 species, the best being Eupeodes luniger and Syrphus ribesii.

 Eupeodes luniger
 Syrphus ribesii
 Helophilus pendulus
 Eristalis tenax
 Melanostoma scalare
dusk at Cley Marshes

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