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Saturday 26th September 2015

A day of good visual migration including over 1000+ arriving Pink-feet, 350+ Teal, 11 Common Buzzards, a Kingfisher, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Bearded Tits, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Chiffchaffs, 4 Blackcaps, 9 Mistle Thrushes, a Wheatear, 2 Grey Wagtails, 150 Meadow Pipits, 3 Rock Pipits, 25 Chaffinches, 30 Greenfinches, 2 Redpolls, 6 Siskins and 20 Reed Buntings.

At Walsey Hills a Yellow-browed Warbler was again present and a substantial Buzzard migration was noted in the area involving over 200 birds.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen at 11:30 NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane Winterton Dunes NNR NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA at 14:30 in sallows at S/end NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Barred Warbler Kelling Water Meadows at 13:25 in brambles SW/of below pines NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens at 12:35 at N/end of Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Leach's Petrel W/past Cley next the Sea at 10:53 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Blakeney Freshmarsh at 16:00
> Norfolk 2 Black-throated Diver S/past Winterton Dunes NNR + Velvet Scoter NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Osprey Sparham Pools at 13:10 NR9 5QY TG075178
> Norfolk 5 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water RSPB at E/end. NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Juvenile Hen Harrier Warham Greens NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Woodlark over Beeston Common this mrng
> Norfolk Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water at NE/end. NR31 9QB TG464048