Mandarin Ducks, Felbrigg Lake, 15th December 2005 (Steve Gantlett). Three males and two females were present on this date.

Barn Owl, Lady Anne's Drive, Holkham, Norfolk, 12th December 2005 (Mick Green)

Hybrid Ross's Goose x Pink-footed Goose, with Pink-footed Geese, Brancaster, 11th December 2005 (Steve Gantlett). In a poor winter for rare geese in Norfolk by recent standards, at least this bird (which remained in the area for the whole winter) was easy to pick out!

Male Desert Wheatear, Caister, Norfolk, 19th November 2005 (Steve Gantlett).

Little Swift, Cromer, Norfolk, 13th November 2005 (Steve Gantlett)

Many local and visiting birders waiting for the Little Swift to lift off from the cliffs just east of Cromer, Norfolk, 13th November 2005 (John Furse).

Hoopoe, Happisburgh, Norfolk, 18th October 2005 (Steve Gantlett). This confiding bird lingered for six days (14th-19th October).

Juvenile Woodchat Shrike, Warham Greens, Norfolk, 6th September 2005 (Steve Gantlett). Found by Neil Alford.

Greenish Warbler, Thornham Point, Norfolk, 1st September 2005 (Steve Gantlett)

Lesser Crested Tern, Happisburgh, Norfolk, 17th July 2005 (Matthew Rodgers). Photographed from Happisburgh cliffs and then seen later flying west past Cley Coastguards in the evening. 

Spotted Flycatcher, Burnham Norton, Norfolk, 9th July 2005 (Mick Green)

Stilt Sandpiper, Burnham Norton, Norfolk, 12th May 2005 (John Furse)

Stilt Sandpiper, Burnham Norton, Norfolk, 10th May 2005 (Steve Gantlett). 'Bird of the year' for most Norfolk birders, this second for the county (following one which visited Wisbech Sewage Farm in July/August 1963 and August 1965) was present on 9th-17th May, during which time it also briefly visited Titchwell RSPB Reserve.

First-winter Snow Goose, Holkham, Norfolk, 4th February 2005 (Steve Gantlett). The highlight of the Norfolk goose winter; it remained with the Pink-footed Geese all winter.

Lesser Yellowlegs, Stiffkey Fen, 15th September 2004 (John Furse). The bird that wintered, soon after its first appearance.

White-winged Black Tern, Hickling Broad, Norfolk, 23rd May 2004 (Sue Gantlett). One of two which lingered for several days, and photographed from a boat fairly skillfully steered by Neil Alford. Why don't we hire boats on the Broads more often?

First-summer male Red-footed Falcon, Waxham, Norfolk, 7th May 2004 (Steve Gantlett). A confiding bird photographed with my Sony video camera.

Alpine Accentor, Cromer, Norfolk, 20th April 2004 (Steve Gantlett). Found by Simon Chidwick and present on the cliffs for just one evening. For those able to get there before dark, this was Moss's evil deed unblocked at last!

First-winter Daurian Shrike, Burnham Norton, 26th October 2003 (Steve Gantlett). Found by Bill Landells and identified by Vernon Eve, this was one of the highlights of the autumn, although it stayed for only two days (26th-27th October).

Juvenile Pallid Harrier, Warham, Norfolk, 20th January 2003 (Richard Millington). This amazing Christmas find by Steve Votier lingered until early spring. It was well-watched as it roosted nightly at Warham Greens, but it wandered widely during the day even visited Cley NWT Reserve on one occasion (on 23rd February).

Female Two-barred Crossbill, Sandringham, Norfolk, 9th December 2002 (Steve Gantlett). This bird lingered in the larches by the main Sandringham carparks for just a week (8th-15th December).

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