Hybrid Ruddy Shelduck x Egyptian Goose, Salthouse, 31st May 2017.
 
 
Ringed Plover, Cley, 31st May 2017.
 
 
Hare, Cley, 31st May 2017. One of two tiny Leverets found in our neighbours' garden today.
 
 
Common Lizard, Cley, 31st May 2017. This same individual seems to have been living on the boardwalk for over a week.
 
 
 
Bittern, Minsmere, Suffolk, 30th May 2017.
 
 
Greenish Warbler, the Hood, Blakeney Point, 29th May 2017.
 
 
Wood Sandpiper, Cley, 28th May 2017.
 
 
Greenshank, Cley, 27th May 2017. As with so many other waders, only a handful of Greenshanks have passed through Cley this spring.
 
 
Tundra Ringed Plovers, Cley, 26th May 2017. The wader passage highlight of the spring: part of a flock of 35 on Simmonds' Scrape.
 
 
Spoonbill, Cley, 26th May 2017.
 
 
Hare, Daukes Hide, Cley, 26th May 2017.
 
 
Great White Egret, Holkham, 26th May 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weasel, Cley, 25th May 2017. It ferried five kits along and across East Bank, from one nest to another this evening. Brilliant wildlife, not 'vermin' !
 
 
 
Swifts, Cley, 25th May 2017. We've now got three pairs, two of them with eggs. Follow the full ongoing story on Sue's www.cleyswifts.blogspot.co.uk
 
 
 
 
Barnacle Geese, Cley, 25th May 2017. These 25 dropped onto Simmonds' Scrape just before 10am. I wonder where they've come from.
 
 
Common Swifts, Cley, 24th May 2017. Freshly laid this morning: our first Swift egg of the year. Follow the full ongoing story on Sue's www.cleyswifts.blogspot.co.uk
 
 
Turtle Dove, Cley, 23rd May 2017. Like Nightingale, this species hangs on in the Cley square by the slenderest of threads.
 
 
Common Whitethroat, Salthouse, 22nd May 2017.
 
 
 
Otters, Cley, 21st May 2017. The family of three are still being seen very occasionally and erratically on the marsh, including today. This was cameratrapped at 2.00am last Saturday (13th May).
 
 
Cuckoo, Salthouse, 20th May 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Black-winged Stilt, Kelling Water Meadow, 18th May 2017. The third for Cley.
 
 
Starlings, Cley, 18th May 2017. The first juveniles of the year.
 
 
Swifts, Cley, 17th May 2017. We have a colony! For the first time we have two pairs in our boxes. Follow the full ongoing story on Sue's www.cleyswifts.blogspot.co.uk
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Iberian Chiffchaff, Walsey Hills, Cley, 17th May 2017.
 
 
Temminck's Stint, Cley, 16th May 2017.
 
 
 
Iberian Chiffchaff, Walsey Hills, Cley, 16th May 2017. A new bird for Cley!
 
 
Dotterel, Choseley, Norfolk, 14th May 2017.
 
 
Yellow Wagtail, Cley, 13th May 2017. It has been the worst spring ever for Yellow Wagtails at Cley, but five were with the Eye Field cows this evening.
 
 
Swifts, Cley, 10th May 2017. Our first two back in their nestboxes this evening. See Sue's cleyswifts.blogspot.co.uk for nearly daily updates on hopefully another successful season.
 
 
Ring Ouzel, Weybourne Camp, 10th May 2017.
 
 
Green Hairstreak, Choseley, Norfolk, 10th May 2017.
 
 
Wryneck, Wiveton Fruit Farm, 9th May 2017.
 
 
 
Red-breasted Flycatcher, Holme, Norfolk, 7th May 2017.
 
 
 
Wood Warbler, Walsey Hills, Cley, 7th May 2017.
 
 
 
Garganey, Holkham Park Lake, Norfolk, 5th May 2017.
 
 
Black-winged Stilt, Welney, Norfolk, 4th May 2017.
 
 
Pied Flycatcher, Gilfach, Radnorshire, Wales, 4th May 2017.
 
 
Tree Pipit, Gilfach, Radnorshire, Wales, 4th May 2017.
 
 
Nuthatch, Gilfach, Radnorshire, Wales, 4th May 2017.
 
 
Dippers, Gilfach, Radnorshire, Wales, 4th May 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Night Heron, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, 3rd May 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pallid Harrier, Whitendale, Bowland, Lancashire, 2nd May 2017.
 
 
Great Skua, Orkney Ferry, 1st May 2017.
 
 
Puffin, Orkney Ferry, 1st May 2017.
 
 
Puffins and Razorbill, Orkney Ferry, 1st May 2017.
 
 
Bridled Guillemot and Razorbills, Orkney Ferry, 1st May 2017.
 
 
Razorbill and Guillemots, Orkney Ferry, 1st May 2017.
 
 
Shag, Orkney Ferry, 1st May 2017.
 
 
Kittiwake, Orkney Ferry, 1st May 2017.
 
 
Fulmar, Orkney Ferry, 1st May 2017.
 
 
Arctic Terns, Orkney Ferry, 1st May 2017.
 
 
 
 
White-billed Diver, St Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, 1st May 2017.
 
 
Great Northern Diver, St Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, 30th April 2017.
 
 
Long-tailed Ducks, St Margaret's Hope, South Ronaldsay, Orkney, 30th April 2017. Part of a flock of about 500. 
 
 
 
 
Red-winged Blackbird, North Ronaldsay, Orkney, 30th April 2017.
 
 
Little Ringed Plover, Cley, 29th April 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
Hen Harrier, Cley, 29th April 2017.
 
 
Brown Hare, Cley, 28th April 2017.
 
 
Common Sandpiper, Cley, 28th April 2017.
 
 
Savi's Warbler, Hickling Broad, Norfolk, 23rd April 2017.
 
 
Waxwing, Norwich, Norfolk, 23rd April 2017.
 
 
Blackcap, Strumpshaw Fen, Norfolk, 23rd April 2017.
 
 
Chinese Water Deer, Cley, 20th April 2017. Photographed from the garden.
 
 
Bullfinch, Cley, 20th April 2017.
 
 
Ruddy Shelduck, The Serpentine, Cley, 17th April 2017. This one-day bird spent all morning asleep behind the Serpentine and then disappeared.
 
 
 
 
Ruff, The Serpentine, Cley, 17th April 2017.  Another coming into summer plumage - look at all those ruff feathers in pin!
 
 
White-fronted Goose, The Serpentine, Cley, 17th April 2017.
 
 
White Stork, Cley, 16th April 2017.  At 2.00pm, this ringed surprise flew west over Salthouse and Walsey Hills, circled in front of Cley Visitor Centre and then circled off south.
 
 
 
Ring Ouzels, Gramborough Hill, Salthouse, 16th April 2017. 
 
 
Ring Ouzel, Morston, 16th April 2017. 
 
 
Slow Worms, Salthouse Heath, 15th April 2017.  Slow Worms still like Salthouse Heath, despite the continuing deterioration of the habitat 12 here in one spot!
 
 
Salthouse Heath, 15th April 2017. Despite conservation efforts, the habitat on Salthouse Heath continues to deteriorate. Here, in one of the better spots, the last good patch of heather is dying.
 
 
Wheatear, Cley, 14th April 2017.
 
 
 
 
Ruff, The Serpentine, Cley, 11th April 2017.
 
 
 
Common Cranes, Cley, 9th April 2017. These seven flew east over the marsh at 1.30pm.
 
 
Great White Egret, North Foreland Wood, Cley, 8th April 2017.
 
 
Grey Heron, Cley, 8th April 2017.
 
 
Chiffchaff, Walsey Hills, Cley, 8th April 2017.
 
 
 
Chiffchaff, Walsey Hills, Cley, 7th April 2017.
 
 
Mediterranean Gull, Cley, 6th April 2017.
 
 
Little Ringed Plovers, Pat's Pool, Cley, 6th April 2017.
 
 
Green-winged Teal, Burnham Norton, Norfolk, 4th April 2017.
 
 
Garganey, Burnham Norton, Norfolk, 4th April 2017.
 
 
Holly Blue, Blakeney, 1st April 2017.
 
 
Little Ringed Plover, Cley, 31st March 2017. Three on the reserve today.
 
 
 
Orange-tip, Glandford, 31st March 2017.
 
 
Black Redstart, Hilltop, Cley, 30th March 2017.
 
 
Great White Egret, Bayfield Lake, Glandford, 29th March 2017.
 
 
Peregrine, Cley, 29th March 2017. I hope it avoids the bad new beach fence.
 
 
 
 
 
Red-flanked Bluetail, Titchwell, Norfolk, 28th March 2017.
 
 
Sand Lizard, Studland, Dorset, 27th March 2017.
 
 
 
Red-breasted Merganser, Portland Harbour, Dorset, 26th March 2017.
 
 
Chiffchaff, Weston, Portland, Dorset, 26th March 2017.
 
 
Comma, Weston, Portland, Dorset, 26th March 2017.
 
 
Woodlark, Bishop's Dyke, New Forest, Hampshire, 25th March 2017.
 
 
Great Grey Shrike, Thursley Common, Surrey, 24th March 2017.
 
 
Reed Bunting, Great Barford, Bedfordshire, 24th March 2017.
 
 
Garganey, Iron Road, Salthouse, 23rd March 2017.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cattle Egret, Felbrigg, Norfolk, 22nd March 2017.
 
 
Woodpigeons, Cley, 20th March 2017.
 
 
Chiffchaff, Walsey Hills, Cley, 20th March 2017.
 
 
Snipe, Cley, 20th March 2017.
 
 
Black Brant with Dark-bellied Brent Geese, Eye Field, Cley, 16th March 2017.
 
 
Mediterranean Gull, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, 15th March 2017.
 
 
Great Grey Shrike, Cockley Cley, Norfolk, 13th March 2017. He was in song this afternoon.
 
 
Stoat, Cley, 13th March 2017.
 
 
 
Caspian Gull, Arnold's Marsh, Cley, 12th March 2017.
 
 
Great Black-backed Gull and Caspian Gull, Arnold's Marsh, Cley, 12th March 2017.
 
 
Reed Bunting, East Bank, Cley, 12th March 2017. They're starting to sing now.
 
 
Common Crane, Cley, 11th March 2017.
 
 
Common Frogs, Beeston Pond, Norfolk, 9th March 2017.
 
 
Adders, Kelling Heath, 9th March 2017.
 
 
Otters, Cley, 7th March 2017. The gang of three is still here.
 
 
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, Santon Downham, Norfolk, 7th March 2017. This female showed well for about a minute, but otherwise they were elusive all morning.
 
 
Otter, Santon Downham, Norfolk, 7th March 2017.
 
 
Woodlark, Cockley Cley, Norfolk, 7th March 2017.
 
 
Wheatear, Weybourne, Norfolk, 6th March 2017.
 
 
Kestrel, New Holkham, Norfolk, 6th March 2017.
 
 
Pallid Harrier, New Holkham, Norfolk, 4th March 2017.
 
 
Stonechat, Dersingham Bog, Norfolk, 4th March 2017. One of three males present (one of which was colour-ringed).
 
 
Great White Egret, Holkham, Norfolk, 1st March 2017. One of two still present today.
 
 
 
Spoonbills,  Holkham, Norfolk, 1st March 2017.
 
 
Red Kite, Holkham, Norfolk, 1st March 2017.
 
 
Greenshank, Morston, 1st March 2017.
 
 
Siskin, Cley, 1st March 2017.
 

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