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Saturday 22nd August 2015

A very hot and windy day, with some early visible migration including 5 Grey Herons, over 400 Swallows, 4 Yellow Wagtails, 2 Grey Wagtails, and a Tree Pipit flying over. Over 100 Black-tailed Godwits flew over the grazing marsh mid afternoon and 2 Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper, 2 Spotted Redshanks, 1 Greenshank and 2 Snipe also of note. Ringing also produced a Treecreeper, 14 Meadow Pipits, 2 Sedge Warblers, 2 Reed Warblers and a Goldcrest. At Redwell Marsh a Ruff and Wood, Green and Common Sandpiper were all seen.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Booted Warbler Gramborough Hill showing at 19:20. NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Booted Warbler Gramborough Hill at 18:45. NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Booted Warbler Gramborough Hill at 18:05 but elusive. NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Booted Warbler Gramborough Hill at 16:35 1/4 mile/E of Beach Road. NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Booted Warbler Gramborough Hill at 14:55 showing well. NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Possible Booted Warbler Gramborough Hill at 13:08 but elusive. NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT at 20:17 + 9 JUV Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 09:40 from Tower Hide. NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk 9 Juvenile Little Stint Cley NWT on Pats Pool this evng. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng. + 3 Little Stint & Continental Black-tailed Godwit NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Holme NOA on Redwell Marsh. TF717450
> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill scrape. + 2 Wood Sandpiper & Spotted Redshank NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 5 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at E/end. NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 5 Little Stint Cley NWT on North Scrape + Wood Sandpiper flew to Pat's Pool. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB + Arctic Skua & Bonxie PE31 8BB TF759436