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Thursday 17th September 2015

Highlights today were 7 Spoonbills in Thornham Harbour, a Stonechat in the dunes, and a Grey Wagtail and 4 Siskins over calling.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Kelling Water Meadows at 15:50 in brambles on NE/side + 6 Whinchat NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Burnham Overy over saltmarsh PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk 7 Spoonbill Thornham Harbour at 11:35 PE36 6NL TF728440
> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Blakeney Point at 11:05 in Lupins NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Black Tern over Holkham Park Lake at 17:05 showing well
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Curlew Sandpiper, 10 Spotted Redshank & Slavonian Grebe offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Osprey NE/of Dereham at Elsing atThree Bridges Farm at 16:45 in dead tree NR20 3EQ
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Waxham below Shangri-La chalet at 14:30 NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Winterton + 3 Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater Mundesley E/past lifeboat station at 08:20
> Norfolk Osprey Titchwell RSPB on Thornham Marsh at 07:55 on post viewed W/from main path PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Redstart Horsey + 5 Whinchat NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 2 Redstart Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Redstart Burnham Overy Dunes at 09:20 in bushes at end of boardwalk