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Monday 14th September 2015

A mixed bag of weather today, which allowed for a limited amount of ringing, though only one bird, a Willow Warbler was caught. Birds recorded during the day around the obs included Grey wagtail, Hobby and Mistle Thrush, with Greenshank and Snipe noted over the Broadwater. At least two Redstarts, Whinchat and Wheatear were seen on the NWT reserve. The Osprey also continued to be reported from the Thornham area.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Corncrake Stiffkey seen near Highsand Creek camp site 16:25. NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide this evng.
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Warham Greens W of Garden Drove. NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this evng. + 3 Little Stint, 2 Whinchat & Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 23 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen at 11:23 NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk No Sign of Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Filby Broad by 08:15 this mrng. NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Horsey this a/noon. + 2 Whinchat & 3 Redstart NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Weybourne NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Osprey Ranworth Broad NWT NR13 6HS TG358151
> Norfolk Osprey Thornham at 13:40 on sand bar. PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT on Simmonds scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Wells Woods N/of drinking pool NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Osprey Thornham Point 12:30 on the beach
> Norfolk Juvenile Black Tern Burnham Overy Staithe off Gun Hill + Redstart
> Norfolk Osprey Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh mid mrng PE31 8BB TF759436