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Sunday 13th September 2015

A fairly quiet day but at least two Redstarts in the pines with a young male trapped and ringed, and a surprising 10 unringed Blue Tits also caught. Offshore 200 Common Scoters and 6 Sandwich Terns were present, 230 Goldfinches were on the grazing marsh and 9 Siskins and 2 Redpolls flew over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Honey Buzzard over Stiffkey 12 noon NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley Marshes NWT on Pats Pool this evng. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton North Dunes at 15:15 in totem pole bushes + Pied Flycatcher & Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton South Dunes S/of last house this a/noon. + 6 Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Filby Broad viewed from NE/corner boardwalk but distant NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sheringham + 3 Redstart NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton South Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Filby Broad at 14:45 distantly from viewing platform NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Filby Broad showing well from viewing platform NR29 3HH TG461136
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cromer on the beach E/of the pier NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk No Sign of Bluethroat Winterton South Dunes this mrng. + Whinchat on site. & Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton South Dunes this mrng. NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 6 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + 4 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436