Last Month’s Sightings

Please can we ask members to submit their sightings. Standard recording forms are preferred and can be downloaded from the link below or they 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 with this link please telephone David  on 01603 870908. Hard copies should be addressed to David Gibbons, 14 Pightle Way, Reepham,Norfolk NR10 4QW.

A Summary of your Sightings  for May 2018 compiled by David Gibbons.

Grey Partridge 4 on 2nd at Scarning, IB. 2 on 10th at Wellingham, PA.

Little Egret 1 on 1st at Potters Fen, PA. 1 on 20th at HBW, DK. 1 on 31st at Bintree Mill, M&TS.

Grey Heron 1 on 2nd at Lyng, M&TS. 1 on 4th at Reepham station bridge, DG. 4 on 20th at HBW, DK.

Little Grebe 5 on 10th at Great Ryburgh, PA.

Great-crested Grebe 2 on 8th & 2 on 21st at Sparham Pools, PA, BP. 1 on 31st at Elsing, M&TS.

Red Kite 1 on 1st at Honingham, RG. 1 on 8th at Sparham Pools, PA. 1 on 11th at Pensthorpe, SC. 1 on 19th at N.Tuddenham, BP. 1 on 22nd at Fustyweed, BS.

Sparrowhawk 2 on 8th at Sparham Pools, PA. 2 on 11th at Pensthorpe, SC. 1 on 13th at Bintree, RD.

Buzzard 4 on 10th at Wellingham, PA. 5 on 11th at Pensthorpe, SC. 1 on 13th at Weston Longville, RD. 10 on 20th at HBW, DK. 3 on 22nd at Scarning, IB.

Kestrel 2 on 1st at Potters Fen, PA. 2 on 2nd at Scarning, IB.

Hobby 1 on 2nd at Scarning, IB. 1 on 8th at Sparham Pools, PA. 1 on 18th at Worthing, DK. 1 on 19th at Pensthorpe, NARVOS.

Peregrine Falcon 1 on 24th at Lenwade, RG.

Avocet 10 on 11th at Pensthorpe, SC.

Little Ringed Plover 2 on 2nd & 5 on 12th at Pensthorpe, RG, IB.

Woodcock 1 on 10th at Wellingham, PA. 1 on 29th at Marsham Heath, BP.

Wood Sandpiper 1 on 3rd at Bittering, BP.

Common Tern 5 on 2nd at Sparham Pools, IB. 7 on 11th at Pensthorpe, SC.

Turtle Dove 1 on 2nd at Sparham Pools, IB.

Cuckoo 1 on 8th at Sparham Pools, PA. 1 on 13th at Weston Longville, RD. 1 on 13th at Gt. Witchingham Common, R&CG. 1 on 14th at Fustyweed, BS. 1 on 31st at Gateley, AB, JW. Barn Owl 1 on 6th at Worthing, DG. 1 on 11th at Springfield Cottage, BP. 1 on 27th at Hempton, IB. 1 on 30th at Dereham, BH.

Little Owl 1 on 2nd at Scarning, IB. 1 on 20th at Worthing, DK.

Tawny Owl 1 on 29th at Marsham Heath, BP. 1 on 30th at Worthing, DK.

Nightjar 2 on 29th at Marsham Heath, BP.

Swift 20+ on 11th at Pensthorpe, SC. 8 on 19th at West Rudham, NARVOS.

Kingfisher 1 on 8th at Sparham Pools, PA.

Green Woodpecker 2 on 20th at HBW, DK. 2 on 22nd at Neatherd Moor, BH.

Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 on 10th at Sparham Pools, BP. 1 on 12th at Fustyweed, BS. 2 on 20th at HBW, DK.

Blue Tit 20 on 19th at N.Tuddenham Common, BP.

Marsh Tit 1 on 8th at Fustyweed, BS. 1 on 31st at Potters Fen, PA.

Sand Martin 8 on 8th at Sparham Pools, PA. 10+ on 11th at Pensthorpe, SC.

Swallow 4 on 8th at Sparham Pools, PA. 7 on 11th at Pensthorpe, SC.

House Martin 4 on 1st at Reepham station bridge, DG. 8 on 10th at Wellingham, PA. 12 on 30th at Springfield Cottage, BP. 6 on 31st at Worthing, DK.

Cetti’s Warbler 1 on 11th & 3 on 12th at Pensthorpe, SC, IB.

Chiffchaff 10 on 20th at HBW, DK. 4 on 21st at Lenwade, LB. 4 on 22nd at Neatherd Moor, BH.

Willow Warbler 3 on 20th at HBW, DK. 3 on 21st at Lenwade, LB. 3 on 31st at Dereham Watermeadows, PA.

Blackcap 7 on 11th at Pensthorpe, SC. 4 on 20th at HBW, DK. 7 on 21st at Lenwade, LB. 4 on 22nd at Dereham, BH.

Garden Warbler 6 on 11th at Pensthorpe, SC. 2 on 13th at Gt.Witchingham Common, R&CG. 3 on 20th at HBW, DK. 2 on 21st at Lenwade, LB.

Lesser Whitethroat 1 on 3rd at Neatherd Moor, BH. 1 on 10th at Wellingham, PA.

Whitethroat 5 on 11th at Pensthorpe, SC. 3 on 20th at HBW, DK.

Grasshopper Warbler 1 on 2nd at Scarning, IB. Reed Warbler 2 on 8th at Sparham Pools, PA. 15 on 11th at Pensthorpe, SC.

Nuthatch 1 on 3rd at Neatherd Moor, PA. 2 on 20th at HBW, DK.

Treecreeper 1 on 19th at Neatherd Moor, BH.

Song Thrush 2 on 10th at Wellingham, PA. 2 on 20th at HBVW, DK. 2 on 22nd at Neatherd Moor, BH.

Spotted Flycatcher 1 on 27th at SMHOT, IB.

Pied Flycatcher 1 on 1st & 1 on 2nd at Bittering, AH, DN.

Yellow Wagtail 1 on 2nd at Bintree Mill, IB.

Grey Wagtail 1 on 3rd at Worthing, DK. 3 on 21st at Lenwade, LB. 1 on 27th at SMHOT, IB.

Linnet 6 on 3rd at Neatherd Moor, PA. 4 on 10th at Wellingham, PA.

Bullfinch 2 on 12th at Fustyweed, BS

 

 

Many thanks to the following for their records:

AH – Allan Hale, DK – David Knight, DG – David Gibbons, IB – Ian Brittain, LB – Liz Bridge, BP – Barry Pummell, BH – Bob Hunter, SC – Steve Chapman, PA – Paul Adams, RD – Rosie Dickens, NARVOS, BS – Bill Shepherd, DN – David Norgate. M&TS – Marralyn & Tony Sneesby, A&JB – Alan & Jenny Baker, R&CG – Ray & Chris Gribble. HBW Hoe Bird Walk

 

 

This month we received 417 sightings with 93 species!

 

 

 

Please send those records to David Gibbons at wvbs.recorder@gmail.com or by hard copy to: – 14 PightleWay,Reepham,Norfolk NR10 4QW

Why not share your records on the WVBS e-group. If interested let me know ray.gribble@tesco.net and I’ll help you get connected!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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