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Tuesday 25th August 2015

Many of the migrants around yesterday had moved on, but on the seawatch 22 Wigeon, 1 Eider, 450 Common Scoters, 4 Gannets, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Terns, 32 Sandwich Terns, 56 Common Terns and an adult Arctic Tern were of note. A juvenile Hen Harrier was hunting the marsh briefly late morning and early afternoon, and 4 Yellow Wagtails flew over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Short-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Icterine Warbler Snettisham Coastal Park by track 50yds from entrance by post box late mrng but elusive TF648335
> Norfolk Wood Warbler Winterton North Dunes at 10:00 N/of totem pole but elusive + 3 Pied Flycatcher & 2 Whinchat NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Wryneck between Weybourne Camp & Kelling Quags in brambles S/of coastal path at 08:45 NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Wymondham in cemetery
> Norfolk 4 Little Stint Cley NWT on North Scrape at midday + 2 Wood Sandpiper NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 12 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB this a/noon + 3 JUV Curlew Sandpiper & Wood Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 8 Pied Flycatcher Great Yarmouth at the cemetery NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Gramborough Hill NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Little Stint Weybourne at 09:13 NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 3 Pied Flycatcher Winterton South Dunes + 2 Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 10 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB + JUV Curlew Sandpiper & Whinchat PE31 8BB TF759436