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Saturday 5th September 2015

Seawatching between 6 and 11am produced 126 Wigeon, 195 Teal, 44 Common Scoters, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 12 Fulmar, 2 Manx and 2 Sooty Shearwaters, a possible Cory's Shearwater, 165 Gannets, 1 Pomarine Skua, 22 Arctic Skuas, 22 Bonxies, a probably Long-tailed Skua, 2 Kittiwakes, 3 Sandwich Terns, 9 Common Terns, 2 Guillemots, and 13 Pintail. A Pied Flycatcher was at the west end of the reserve and a Wheatear was along the sea wall at Thornham.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Great Shearwater W/past Sheringham at 18:56. + 3 Balearic Shearwater & 20 Sooty Shearwater NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Filby Broad from viewing platform 18:35 NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Ormesby Broad this a/noon. 15:10 NR29 3LS TG463152
> Norfolk White-winged Black Tern Rollesby Broad at 13:55.
> Norfolk Cory's Shearwater Blakeney Point this mrng. + Balearic Shearwater & 5 Long-tailed Skua NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Adult Long-tailed Skua flew W Weybourne by 08:00. NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Skua Cley next the Sea past by 08:05. + Storm Petrel NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile Long-tailed Skua Cley next the Sea flew W/off beach at 07:50. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Sooty Shearwater flew N Winterton-on-Sea this evng.
> Norfolk Garganey Hickling Broad NWT on Rushill Scrape early evening NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater Cley NWT past this mrng. + Sooty Shearwater NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Sooty Shearwater Sheringham this a/noon. NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater E/past Sheringham at 10:05. NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 22 Arctic Skua Holme NOA Swatch between 06:00-11:00 + 22 Bonxie & Possible Cory's Shearwater TF717450
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater Winterton-on-Sea this mrng.