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Thursday 27th August 2015

A quiet breezy day, a Pied Flycatcher was still in the pines behind the Observatory, and Black Tern and Arctic Skua were seen offshore.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Possible Adult Baltic Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng + 3w Caspian Gull, 3 AD Yellow-legged Gull, Wood Sandpiper & JUV Little Stint NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Kelling Water Meadows then flew E/towards Weybourne Camp + 3 Wood Sandpiper & Whinchat NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Sub Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT at 19:50 on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh 16:55 landed in front of Decoy Wood
> Norfolk Common Crane Between Horsey & West Somerton at 16:54
> Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Burnham Norton this a/noon PE31 8DS TF828441
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton Dunes NNR at 15:44 in bush 100yds beyond toad pool NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 22 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Icterine Warbler Winterton North Dunes W/of fence opposite highest dune at 11:00 but elusive NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 17 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 2 Pied Flycatcher, Redstart & 5 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide + Osprey between Buckenham & Rockland Broad this mrng NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 12:35 by pool from Joe Jordan Hide
> Norfolk Juvenile Caspian Gull Salthouse this mrng NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Grey-headed Wagtail Cley in stubble field between Church Lane & Old Woman's Lane till 10:30 then flew W/ NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 11 Common Crane Horsey S/of Nelson Head Track + 4 Whinchat NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Gorleston-on-Sea NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Osprey Thetford W/over Nunnery at 15:12 IP24 2EP TL873826
> Norfolk 4 Pied Flycatcher Great Yarmouth Cemetery + Redstart NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Winterton North Dunes + 3 Redstart, 5 Whinchat & Tree Pipit NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water in bay early mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Weybourne + Black Tern past W/at 07:10 NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Black Tern Holme Dunes NNR
> Norfolk 2 Arctic Skua Holme Dunes NNR + Turtle Dove
> Norfolk Osprey S/over Colney GPs at 09:05