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Friday 18th September 2015

An Osprey was present in Thornham Harbour again today. On the sea today 500 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers, 33 Gannets, 10 Sandwich Terns and 2 Great Crested Grebes were of note, together with a Greenshank over calling, and on the NWT at the forestry 40+ Blackcaps were in the scrub and over 100 Siskins flew over calling. Also of note were 2 Grey Wagtails and 2 Redpolls flying over.
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Salthouse 16:40 1/4ml E/of N/end of Beach Road at Gramborough Hill + Redstart NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Adult Female Rough-legged Buzzard 1/2 S/of Walsey Hills NOA flew SE/ at 15:10 NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Pomarine Skua off Titchwell RSPB early mrng + Red-necked Grebe, 6 Spoonbill on freshmarsh, 3 Curlew Sandpiper & 10 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh mid a/noon from Joe Jordan Hide
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard E/over Blickling at 12:15
> Norfolk Wryneck Welney WWT by visitor centre at 12:20 PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 2 Honey Buzzard SE/over Salthouse NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Blakeney Point at 10:00 in Lupins NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh early mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Osprey NE/of Dereham at Elsing at Three Bridges Farm late a/noon in tree NR20 3EQ
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton South Dunes briefly below flagpole NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Tibenham by junction of Black Barn Road & The Street
> Norfolk Osprey Thornham Harbour at 11:00 PE36 6NL TF728440
> Norfolk Osprey SW/over Weybourne NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Juvenile Black Tern Holkham Park Lake at 09:55
> Norfolk Osprey Thornham Harbour on post at 08:05 PE36 6NL TF728440
> Norfolk Redstart Winterton South Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198