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Saturday 13th June 2015


Rain for much of the day saw little in the way of bird activity, but the moth catch improved with highlights including 3 Diamond-backs, a Shoulder-striped Wainscot and a Pine Hawk Moth. At Walsey Hills a female Red-backed Shrike was on Snipe's Marsh, while 2 Med Gulls and a Cuckoo were also of note.

Female Red-backed Shrike - Walsey Hills, 13th June 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Blyth's Reed Warbler Blakeney Point 20:07 at Halfway House. Walk W/from Cley Beach c/pk for 1.5mls, keep on seward side of ridge & clear of roped off areas NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Cley NWT at 18:00 on North Scrape viewable from screen but distant NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Paddyfield Warbler Blakeney Point at 15:30 flew to roped off area at E/end of Long Hills but elusive. Walk W/from Cley beach c/pk for 3mls. Keep on seaward sdie of ridge & away from roped off areas NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk No Sign of Paddyfield Warbler Blakeney Point by 10:10 near The Hood. Walk W/from Cley beach c/pk for 3mls. Keep on seaward sdie of ridge & away from roped off areas NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk No Sign of Paddyfield Warbler Blakeney Point in suaeda at Long Hills. Walk W/from Cley beach car park for 3mls. Keep on seaward side of ridge & away from roped-off areas NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Marsh Warbler Narborough at 20:35 off Main Road by Nar Valley Way 400yds N/of The Ship Inn showing well PE32 1TE
> Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike 1ml E/of Cley S/of Walsey Hills NOA at 19:30 S/of A149 at Snipes Marsh viewable from A149 NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk No Sign of Male Red-backed Shrike Blakeney Freshmarsh 15:30 at N/end along drainage channel
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Blakeney Harbour on saltmarsh at 13:10 TG028441
> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Welney WWT from Lyle Hide early a/noon showing well + Great White Egret PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Probable Marsh Warbler Blakeney Point 11:25 at Halfway House in suaeda on seaward side but elusive NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Red-necked Phalarope Welney WWT from main obsvertory PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Golden Oriole Reported Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide, heard only NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Cley NWT off East Bank then flew E/ NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Patsy's Reedbed + Little Gull on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Spotted Redshank Titchwell RSPB + 3 Little Gull & 7 Red-crested Pochard PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Golden Pheasant Wolferton Triangle on N/side at 09:00 PE35 6EJ TF672278
> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT till 09:30 on Rush Hill Scrape then flew towards Swim Coots NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Salthouse W/over Iron Road between 09:00 & 09:30 NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk 1st Summer Little Gull Breydon Water + 2 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048