This Yellow-browed Warbler was a very nice surprise when trapped and ringed in Paul Noakes's Burgh Castle garden in early January. Photo by Paul Noakes.
This Glossy Ibis pai a brief morning visit to Breydon water in February before flying west and being seen over Berney ad Halvergate Marshes. Found by Tony Stride and photographed by Tommy Corcoran.

Another image of the Mallard x White-cheeked Pintail hybrid that was settled at Whitlingham CP in early March. Photo by Justin Lansdell 

This showy Water Rail was on the outskirts of Trowse village on 1st March. Photos above and below by Justin Lansdell

This drake Red-crested Pochard graced Thorpe Broad, Norwich in early March. Found and photographed by Justin Lansdell.
This Greenland White-fronted Goose, was with the Greylag Geese at Buckenham Marsh in early April. Found and photographed by Steve Smith.
This pair of Common Scoter made an all too brief visit to Buckenham Marsh in mid April before flying east. Found and photographed by Ben Lewis.
Two photos of a duo of Little Gulls found at Colney GP by Dave Holman and superbly photographed by Jake Gearty (1st summer above and adult summer below) 
This Common Crane paid a brief aerial to Buckenham Marsh at the start of May. Found and photographed by Steve Smith.
Another Spoonbill graced Buckenham at the end of May. Found and photographed by Steve Smith.
A good year for Spoonbills in the Yare Valley, most being at Breydon Water, where Peter Allard photographed this Dutch colour ringed bird in mid June.

As summer progresses Garganey become more elusive, hopefully due to breeding, but the drakes can still be seen in less dapper plumage than their spring attire. This one was one of 2 seen at Buckenham in June. Photo by Drew Lyness.

The first young Garganey was seen at Cantley sugar factory in mid July. Photographed by Steve Smith.
This Yellow-legged Gull was a good find at Buckenham Marsh in July by Drew Lyness, who also took this photograph.
As wader passage got underway in July, these 2 Wood Sandpipers were found and photographed by Justin Lansdell towards the end of the month at Cantley sugar factory. The fore runners of a major Wood Sandpiper passage locally and throughout the county.
This Osprey was a welcome early autumn visitor to Strumpshaw Fen in late August. Photo by Ben Lewis.
This Hoopoe was a great surprise when it turned up in a private garden in Halvergate in early September. Photo by Peter Robinson.

This Lapland Bunting at Caister golf course was part of a national influx in the first half of September. Photo by Justin Lansdell.

Knot are regular and sometimes numerous at Breydon Water but rare elsewhere in the Yare Valley, so this bird at Cantley British Sugar factory was a good find in mid September. Found and photographed by Justin Lansdell.
There are a few Hooded x Carrion Crows on our section of the Norfilk coast, though pure Hoodies are very scarce nowadays. This hybrid was in Caister cemetery in early October. Ohoto by Steve Smith.
With Pink-footed Geese well in evidence by late September, the first Russian White-fronted Geese were first noted in early October at Buckenham Marsh. Photo by Steve Smith.

This 'eastern type' Lesser Whitethroat was along Warren Lane Gorleston during a period in early Novemberwhich produced several Hume's, Yellow-browed and Pallas's Warblers, an Eastern Yellow Wagtail on the east East Anglian coast. Found and photographed by Rob Wilton.

This presumed Bahama Pintail x Mallard hybrid which was first sighted in late 2018 in the mid Yare valley was still present in mid January. Photographed at Strumpshaw Fen by Steve Smith.
The Peregrines at Cantley sugar factory could be seen on and around their nest platform from mid February. Here's hoping for success this year. Photo by Dave Bryant.
This drake Goosander paid a short visit to Strumpshaw Fen at the start of March. Photographed by Ben Lewis.

This Short-eared Owl was at Hardley Staithe on 1st March. Photo by Justin Lansdell

This male Black Redstart was a sign spring is well on the way when it turned up on Gt Yarmouth north denes on March 22nd. Found and photographed by Steve Smith.
This Rough-legged Buzzard was a surprise at Beighton in early March, briefly joining 4 Common Buzzards and a Red Kite before departing NW. Found and photographed by Steve Smith.
This young White-tailed Eagle paid a visit to the Breydon Water area in late March as part of its south east England tour. Photo by John Burton.
This Cattle Egret joined the cattle on Cantley Marsh in late March. Not entirely unexpected now they are spreading through the UK. Found and photgraphed by Steve Smith.
The first Garganey of the spring arrived at Whitlingham CP on March 28th. The pair were found and photographed by Justin Lansdell.
This Great White Egret has been seen at several sites in the mid Yare Valley this spring. Photographed ere at Buckenham Marsh in early April by Murray Smith.
This fine male Common Redstart joined a Black Redstart in Gt Yarmouth cemetery in mid April as spring migration began to gain pace. Found and photographed by Tommy Corcoran.
Spoonbills are scarce in the Yare valley, especially away from Breydon Water so this one at Buckenham at the end of April was very welcome. Found by Graham Stocker and photographed by Justin Lansdell.
This drake Mandarin brightened things up at Strumpshaw Fen in late May. Found and photographed by Steve Smith.
Singing Black Redstarts are again a feature of Norwich city centre this spring. This nice adult photographed by Dave Bryant.

As we got into the second part of June Spotted Redshanks began to appear on their return migration along the coast when this one was found and photographed by Drew Lyness at Buckenham Marsh. An excellent record away from the coast.

This adult Pacific Golden Plover graced Breydon Water in mid July. An excellent find by Peter Allard who also took this photograph. Lower picture captured a few days later by Mathew Shore.
These 4 Pintail at Strumpshaw Fen in mid August were a sure sign that summer is nearing its end. Found and photographed by Steve Smith.
Two images of the juvenile Purple Hero on Limpenhoe Marsh, viewed from the Cantley sugar factory. Found in mid August by Dave Russell. Photos by Steve Smith.
This exceptionally early young Goldeneye was found and photographed by Justin Lansdell at Whitlingham CP in early September.
This early Jack Snipe was a surprise in mid September at Strumpshaw Fen. Found and photographed by Ben Lewis.
This Ruddy Shelduck (or hybrid) was amongst the Egyptian Geese at Strumpshaw Fen in late September. Photo by Dave Bryant.
This Yellow-browed Warbler in Great Yarmouth cemetery in early October was part of a large national influx around that time. Photo by Steve Smith.
Not the rarity they once were, this Cattle Egret was only the second record for Buckenham Marsh. Found by Richard Saxton, photo by Steve Smith.
Along with the Yellow-browed Warblers this autumn a few Firecrests were also mixed in with them. This one was photographed by Tommy Corcoran in Gt Yarmouth cemetery ay the end of October.
 

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