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

2019 Records

With most records now in we had 10,966 sightings with 179 species recorded for the year.

(2018 : 5,899 sightings with 162 species.)

 

January Records 2020.

Whooper Swan 1 on 5th at Bittering, IBl, AHl, PJ & 3 on 8th, SCr.

Pink-footed Goose 100 on 1st at Colkirk, IB. 40 on 5th at Morton-on-the-Hill, TF, LP, LT, GC.

White-fronted Goose 14 on 4th at Gt.Ryburgh, SCr. 55 on 9th at Catch 22 Lakes, NE. 14 on 22nd at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Greylag Goose 150 on 5th at Raynham Hall, ID, BP. c300 on 5th at Bittering, DG, PB, AF, SP. 146 on 13th at Pensthorpe, PR, AH. 80 on 19th at HBW, DK.

Barnacle Goose 30 on 12th at Pensthorpe, SC, NE.

Tundra Bean Goose 4 on 3rd at Gateley, SCr.

Mandarin Duck 2 on 3rd & 4 on 13th at Pensthorpe, SCr, CH, PR, AH.

Wigeon 95 on 3rd &104 on 13th at Pensthorpe, SCr, CH, PR, AH. 100 on 22nd at N.Elmham, SCr.

Gadwall 75 on 3rd & 45 on 22nd at Pensthorpe, SCr, CH, BP, ID. 10 on 5th & 12 on 29th at Creaking Gate lakes, SP, BH.

Teal 206 at Pensthorpe, SCr, CH.

Pintail 2 on 22nd at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Red-crested Pochard 2 on 3rd at Pensthorpe, SCr, CH. 2 on 12th at Costessey Pits, AB.

Pochard 6 on 12th & 5 on 22nd at Pensthorpe, SC, NE, BP, ID. 1 on 11th at Costessey Pits, AB.

Tufted Duck 38 on 3rd at Pensthorpe, SCr, CH. 10 on 5th at Lyng Easthaugh, BP, ID.
60+ on 12th & 13th at Pensthorpe, SC, NE, PR, AH.

Goldeneye 5 on 12th at Pensthorpe, SC, NE.

Grey Partridge 2 on 5th at Worthing, PR, IB, SCr, CS. 2 on 5th at Gateley, A&JH, CR.

Little Egret 1 on 2nd at Potters Fen, PA. 2 on 16th at Worthing, DK.

Grey Heron 5 on 5th at Gt. Ryburgh, PR, IB, SCr, CS. c 6 on 5th at Bittering, IBl, AHl, PJ, SP. 5 on 15th at N.Elmham, BH.

Little Grebe 3 on 4th at Bittering, SCr. 1 on 5th at East Lexham, SP. 1 on 5th at Bittering, PR, IB, SCr, CS, BP, ID. 2 on 19th at HBW, DK.

Great Crested Grebe 6 on 8th at Swanton Morley, BH. 3 on 19th at HBW, DK.

Red Kite 26 on 3rd & 25 on 24th at Honingham, DL, IB.

Marsh Harrier 1 on 5th at Sculthorpe Mill, PR, IB, SCr, CS. 1 on 5th at SMHOT, IBl, AHl, PJ. 1 on 5th at Bittering, SP.

Sparrowhawk 1 on 1st at Neatherd Moor, BH. 1 on 2nd at Potters Fen, PA. 1 on 5th at Litcham Common, SP. 1 on 9th at N.Tuddenham, BP.

Buzzard 5 on 13th at Pensthorpe, PR, AH. 5 on 19th at HBW, DK. 6 on 22nd at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Kestrel 2 on 3rd at Neatherd Moor, BH. 3 on 5th at Colkirk, ID, BP. 3 on 12th at Pensthorpe, SC, NE.

Peregrine Falcon 1 on 5th at Norwich Cathedral, DG, AF, PB. 1 on 6th at Hoe, DK. 1 on 15th at Dereham, IB.

Water Rail 1 on 5th at Raynham Hall, TF, LP, LT, GC. 1 on 10th at SMHOT, SCr.

Oystercatcher 3 on 22nd at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Golden Plover c2000 on 5th at Sculthorpe Airfield, PB, AF, DG. c100 on 6th at Hoe, DK.

Lapwing 500 on 4th at Gateley & 180 on 22nd at Guist Common, SCr. c400 on 5th at Sculthorpe Airfield, PB, AF, DG. 100 on 5th at Gateley, PR, IB, SCr, CS. 60 on 5th at Creaking Gate Pit, ID, BP. 40+ on 5th at Bittering, SP.

Ruff 50 on 5th at Edgefield Street, TF, LP, LT, GC.

Jack Snipe 1 on 20th & at Bittering, SCr.

Common Snipe 2 on 5th at Beetley, PR, IB, SCr, CS. P on 5th at Ryburgh, IBl, AHI, PJ.

Woodcock 1 on 5th at Bittering, PR, IB, SCr, CS. 1 on 23rd at Dereham, Swanton Drive, BH. 3 on 24th at Fakenham, SCr.

Black-headed Gull c1000 on 5th at Weston Green, DG, PB, AF. 145 on 3rd at Pensthorpe, SCr, CH.

Mediterranean Gull 1 on 23rd at Guist Common, PA, SCr. 1 on 22nd at Bintree Mill, SCr..

Common Gull 12 on 5th at Norfolk Showground, BP, ID. 10+ on 5th at Longham, SP. 32 on 12th at Neatherd Moor, BH.

Barn Owl 1 on 5th at Lenwade, TF, LP, LT, GC. 2 on 5th at Castle Acre, IBl, AHl, PJ.

Little Owl 1 on 5th at Swanton Morley, TF, LP, LT, GC, PB, AF, DG. 1 on 3rd at Scarning, IB. 1 on 24th at Fakenham, SCr.

Tawny Owl 1 on 3rd at Hoe, IB. 1 on 9th at Neatherd Moor, BH.

Kingfisher 1 on 3rd at Pensthorpe, SCr, CH. 1 on 5th at SMHOT, SG, LV, LG. 1 on 5th at Litcham, SP. 1 on 5th at Scarning, IB.
1 on 5th at Dereham S/W, PR, IB, SCr, CS.

Green Woodpecker 3 on 12th at Pensthorpe, SC, NE.1 on 19th at HBW, DK.

Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 on 5th at N.Tuddenham, BH. 2 on 19th at HBW, DK. 3 on 13th & 3 on 22nd at Pensthorpe, PR, AH, BP, ID.

Goldcrest 8 on 5th at Bylaugh S/W, IB, SCr, CS, PR.

Marsh Tit 3 on 3rd & 6 on 22nd at Pensthorpe, SCr, CH, BP, ID. 2 on 8th at Potters Fen, PA.

Skylark 13 on 5th at Blickling, TF, LP, LT, GC. 13 on 5th at Bittering, IBl, AHl. PJ. 20 on 5th at Dereham S/W, PR, IB, SCr, CS. 30 on 5th at Gressenhall, IB. 10 on 19th at HBW, DK. 12 on 28th at Neatherd Moor, BH.

Cetti’s Warbler 1 on 5th at Raynham Hall, TF, LP, LT, GC. 2 on 10th at Sculthorpe, SCr.

Chiffchaff P on 5th at Bylaugh S/W, WVBS Bird Race. 1 on 5th & 1 on 22nd at Dereham S/W, BH, PR, IB, SCr, CS.

Siberian Chiffchaff also seen at Bylaugh S/W.

Nuthatch 3 on 3rd at Pensthorpe, SCr, CH. 3 on 19th at HBW, DK.

Treecreeper 2 on 5th at Bylaugh, A&JH, CR, & 3 on 24th, SCr. 1 on 5th at Longham, SP.

Fieldfare 80 on 5th at Gateley, A&JH, CR. 40+ on 5th at Creaking Gate Lake, SP. 60 on 5th at Barningham Farm, TF, LP, LT, GC. 50 on 8th at Sparham Pools, DL. 50+ on 19th at Mill Street, BS. 105 on 27th at Neatherd Moor, BH.

Song Thrush 2 on 22nd at Guist Com, PA, SCr. 6 on 25th at Horningtoft, SCr. 3 on 30th at Neatherd Moor, BH.

Redwing 20 on 5th at Gateley, A&JH, CR. 24 on 5th at Bittering, ID, BP. 20 on 5th at Barningham Farm, TF, LP, LT, GC.

Mistle Thrush 2 on 5th at Ringland Common, BP, ID. 2 on 15th at N.Elmham, BH. 3 on 22nd at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Stonechat 1 on 5th at Bittering, PR, IB, SCr, CS. 2 on 1st at Bylaugh & 2 on 10th at Tatterford Common, SCr.

Grey Wagtail 2 on 5th at Dereham S/W, PR, IB, SCr, CS. P on 5th at Bylaugh S/W, WVBS Bird Race.

Pied Wagtail 75 on 3rd at Bylaugh S/W, SCr. 100 on 5th at Fakenham, IBl, AHl, PJ. 36 on 22nd at Dereham S/W, BH.

Meadow Pipit 30 on 3rd at Swanton Morley, SCr. 12 on 27th at Neatherd Moor, BH.

Brambling 1 on 5th at SMHOT, SG, LV, LG, IBl, AHl, PJ.

Siskin 13 on 5th at Blickling, TF, LP, LT, GC. 75 on 22nd at N.Elmham, SCr.

Linnet c1000 on 5th at Ryburgh, IBl, AHl, PJ, TF, LP, LT, GC. c100 on 5th at Ringland, DG, PB, AF. 110 on 7th at Neatherd Moor, BH. 162 on 22nd at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Lesser Redpoll 4 on 22nd at Broom Green, SCr.

Common Redpoll 8 on 22nd at Pensthorpe, BP, ID.

Bullfinch 20 on 5th at Creaking Gate Lake, SP.

Yellowhammer 35 on 2nd at Neatherd Moor, BH. 11 on 5th at Bittering, SP. 10 on 10th at Dunton, SCr.

Reed Bunting 10 on 2nd at Gt. Ryburgh, IB, & 20 on 5th IBl, AHl, PJ.

Rose-ringed Parakeet 2 on 20th at Hellesdon, PA.

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

Many thanks to the following for their records:

DK – David Knight, DG – David Gibbons, IB – Ian Brittain, AB – Andrew Brown, PR – Paul Riley, PA – Paul Adams, BP – Barry Pummell, ID – Ian Doble, CH – Chris Hudson, AH – Alan Hughes, TF – Tony Forster, LP – Lin Pateman, JH – Janet Hughes, CR – Cath Robinson, AF – Alan Fordham, PB – Phil Burley, IBl – Ian Black, LT – Lucy Topsom, AHl – Allan Hale, GC – Glenn Collier, NE – Nick Edwards, CS – Chris Stone, SCr – Steve Connor, SG – Sue Gale, PJ – Paul Jeffrey, LV – Lynda Vincent, LG – Liz Gibson, BH – Bob Hunter, BS – Bill Shepherd, IB – Ian Brittain, SC – Steve Chapman, DL – David Laurie.

This month we received 1442 sightings with 113 species! A nice start to the Year!!

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


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