Last Month’s Sightings

Please can we ask members to submit their sightings. Standard recording forms are preferred and can be  obtained from any of our indoor meetings. 

Please send these to our recorder; David Gibbons: wvbs.recorder@gmail.com  If you experience a problem  please telephone David  on 01603 870908. Hard copies should be addressed to David Gibbons, 14 Pightle Way, Reepham,Norfolk NR10 4QW.

Record Submission Form

Compiled by David Gibbons

Whooper Swan 18 on 29th at Neatherd Moor, BH.

Pink-footed Goose 300 on 1st at N.Tuddenham, BP. 220 on 8th at Neatherd Moor, BH. 120 on 19th at Old Costessey, AB. 55 on 31st at Colkirk, PR.

Greylag Goose 210 on 9th & 182 on 16th at Pensthorpe, AH, MS, PA. 200+ on 5th at Longham, SP.

Ruddy Shelduck 1 on 2nd at Great Ryburgh, PR.

Mandarin Duck 2 on 16th at Pensthorpe, MS, PA.

Wigeon 71 on 16th & 60 on 23rd at Pensthorpe, MS, PA, BP, ID. 70 on 22nd at Guist Common, SCr.

Gadwall 71 on 2nd & 111 on 9th at Pensthorpe, LB, RG, AH.

Teal 179 on 9th & 353 on 23rd at Pensthorpe, AH, BP, ID. 105 on 22nd at Guist Common, SCr.

Pintail 2 on 9th & 2 on 16th at Pensthorpe, AH, MS, PA.

Pochard 26 on 23rd at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Tufted Duck 85 on 9th at Pensthorpe, AH. 30 on 18th at Swanton Morley, BH. 45 on 20th at Costessey Pits, AB.

Goldeneye 4 on 9th, 4 on 16th & 6 on 23rd on 22nd at Pensthorpe, AH, MS, PA, BP, ID. 1 on 27th at Costessey Pits, AB. 1 on 27th at Guist Common, SCr.

Grey Partridge 4 on 31st at Colkirk, PR.

Great White Egret 1 on 30th at Sparham Pools, DL.

Little Egret 11 on 22nd at Hoe, PR, IB. 2 on 23rd at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Grey Heron 2 on 2nd at Pensthorpe, LB, RG. 3 on 15th at HBW, DK. 2 on 18th at Swanton Morley, BH.

Little Grebe 4 on 2nd at Pensthorpe, LB, RG. 6 on 15th at HBW, DK.

Great Crested Grebe 3 on 15th at HBW, DK. 5 on 18th at Swanton Morley, BH. 4 on 20th at Costessey Pits, AB.

Red Kite 28 on 31st at Honingham, DL.

Marsh Harrier 2 on 9th at Pensthorpe, AH. 1 on 22nd at Guist Common, PR, IB.

Sparrowhawk 2 on 13th at Potters Fen, PA. 2 on 30th at Swanton Novers, PR.

Buzzard 3 on 7th at Potters Fen, PA. 5 on 16th & 6 on 23rd at Pensthorpe, MS, PA, BP, ID. 2 on 30th at Hockering, SP. 4 on 30th at Swanton Novers, PR.

Kestrel 1 on 2nd at Alderford Common, DG. 1 on 4th at Wood Norton, SP. 1 on 4th at North Elmham, BH. 1 on 10th at Honingham, DL.

Peregrine Falcon 1 on 16th at Neatherd Moor, BH. 1 on 23rd at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Lapwing 44 on 9th & 65 on 23rd at Pensthorpe, AH, BP, ID.

Jack Snipe 2 on 22nd at Beetley, IB.

Common Snipe c100 on 20th at Costessey Pits & 38 on 21st at Costessey Marshes, AB. 22 on 22nd at Beetley, PR, IB.

Woodcock 1 on 8th at Hoe, IB. 1 on 15th at N.Tuddenham, PR. 1 on 30th at SMHOT, NE.

Black-headed Gull 120 on 2nd at Pensthorpe, LB, RG.

Mediterranean Gull 1 on 27th at Guist Common, SCr.

Common Gull 18 on 21st at Neatherd Moor, BH.

Barn Owl 1 on 1st at Wendling, IB. 1 on 4th & 1 on 6th at North Elmham, BH, SP.

Little Owl 1 on 9th at Scarning, IB. 1 on 28th at Swanton Morley, NE.

Tawny Owl 2 on 1st at Costessey, AB. 1 on 15th at HBW, DK. 2 on 22nd at Hoe, IB. 1 on 22nd at Honingham, DL. 1 on 22nd at Longham, SP.

Kingfisher 1 on 2nd at Pensthorpe, LB, RG. 1 on 30th at SMHOT, NE.

Green Woodpecker 3 on 2nd at Pensthorpe, LB, RG.1 on 6th at Longham, SP. 2 on 15th at HBW, DK.

Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 on 15th at HBW, DK. 2 on 16th & 3 on 23rd at Pensthorpe, MS, PA, BP, ID.

Goldcrest 1 on 8th at Sparham Pools, DL. 1 on 31st at Hoe, BH.

Marsh Tit 4 on 2nd at Pensthorpe, LB, RG. 2 on 4th at Potters Fen, PA. 2 on 18th at Ringland Common, AB.

Cetti’s Warbler 2 on 2nd at Pensthorpe, LB, RG. 1 on 18th at Swanton Morley, BH.

Siberian Chiffchaff 1 on 31st at Bylaugh S/W, SCr.

Waxwing 2 on 31st at Colkirk, PR, IB.

Nuthatch 4 on 2nd & 4 on 23rd at Pensthorpe, LB, RG, BP, ID. 2 on 18th at Ringland Common, AB.

Treecreeper 3 on 2nd at Pensthorpe, LB, RG. 1 on 8th at Sparham Pools, DL. Fieldfare 25 on 1st at N.Tuddenham, BP. 120 on 13th at Great Witchingham, AB. 50 on 30th at Neatherd Moor, BH.

Song Thrush 2 on 5th at Longham, SP. Redwing 50+ on 31st at Longham, SP. 20 on 22nd at Great Ryburgh, PR.

Mistle Thrush 2 on 13th at Honingham, DL. 3 on 15th at HBW, DK. 2 on 31st at Hoe, BH.

Stonechat 2 on 31st at Bylaugh, SCr.

Grey Wagtail 1 on 2nd at Pensthorpe, LB, RG. 1 on 18th at Swanton Morley, BH. 1 on 31st at Bylaugh S/W, SCr.

Meadow Pipit 9 on 4th at North Elmham, BH. 12 on 27th at Costessey Marshes, AB.

Siskin c6 on 18th at Ringland Common, AB. 20 on 18th at Swanton Morley, BH.

Linnet 220 on 5th at Neatherd Moor, BH. c150 on 13th at Great Witchingham, AB. 130 on 31st at Bylaugh, SCr.

Bullfinch 6 on 3rd at Castle Acre, SCr. 5 on 4th at North Elmham, BH. 8 on 15th at HBW, DK.

Reed Bunting 1 on 16th at Pensthorpe, MS, PA.

HBW = How Bird Walk. SMHOT = Sculthorpe Moor Hawk & Owl Trust.

Many thanks to the following for their records:

LB – Liz Bridge, DG – David Gibbons, PA – Paul Adams, NE – Nick Edwards, AH – Alan Hughes, MS – Martin Spriggs, DK – David Knight, AB – Andrew Brown, BH – Bob Hunter, BP – Barry Pummell, PR – Paul Riley, SP – Stephanie Plaster, ID – Ian Doble, DL – David Laurie, RG – Ray Gribble, IB – Ian Brittain, SCr – Steve Connor.

This month we received 682 sightings with 94 species!


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