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Thursday 24th September 2015

On the sea today 2 Eiders, up to 2000 Common Scoters, 8 Red-throated Divers, 55 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes, 20 Sandwich Terns and 4 Great Skuas were of note. Also seen today were 2 Spotted Redshanks, a Greenshank, 3 Ruff, 3 Kingfishers, 50 House Martins and a Redpoll in the pines.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Possible Adult Baltic Gull (unringed) N/of Norwich in pig fields early a/noon NR2 1AW TG228084
> Norfolk Barred Warbler Kelling Water Meadows at 18:00 W/of Pool in hedge by track viewed from metal gate NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh on main pool from Washington Hide at 16:00
> Norfolk Arctic Skua off Winterton Dunes NNR at midday NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Osprey NE/of Dereham at Elsing atThree Bridges Farm at 18:25, do not enter farm NR20 3EQ
> Norfolk 4 Bonxie past Holme NOA + 8 Red-throated Diver & 2 Spotted Redshank TF717450
> Norfolk 2 Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh late a/noon + 2 Red-crested Pochard PE31 8BB TF759436