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Sunday 30th August 2015

A humid and still day, the best sightings being a Short-eared Owl hunting near the sea wall at Thornham early morning, and a Great Skua drifting past the Broadwater before landing on the pools. Over 100 Black-tailed Godwits flew through east and 2 Whimbrel were calling, with at least 3 Yellow Wagtails also passing over and 3 Whinchats on the fence along the river Hun. A Kingfisher was also seen, and a Garden Warbler was ringed together with Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Sedge and Reed Warbler, Whitethroat and Cetti's Warbler.


Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Blakeney Point + 2 Whinchat NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Wryneck Nunnery Lakes by 19:30 in area with no general access IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk 3rd Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pats Pool at 19:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua Reported E/over Gore Point at 17:30
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Kelling Water Meadows at 19:10 + 3 Wood Sandpiper NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide
> Norfolk Male Bluethroat Winterton North Dunes at 17:25 singing from SE pool NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape this a/noon. NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Wryneck Caister-on-Sea at 16:30 along fence near golf course 200yds S/of Beach c/park. NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Barred Warbler Blakeney Point at the Hood. NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Kelling Water Meadows this a/noon. + 2 Wood Sandpiper NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Male Bluethroat Winterton North Dunes at 14:10 showing well on SE Pool NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT from the Visitor Centre NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Wryneck Nunnery Lakes in area with no general access. IP24 2YW TL873822
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Caspian Gull Overstrand on groynes NR27 0PF TG246410
> Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB mid mrng from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Kelling Water Meadows this mrng. + Wood Sandpiper NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on the freshmarsh this mrng. + 11 Little Stint & 2 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436