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Tuesday 15th September 2015

Another unpredictable day weather wise, an early sea watch produced two Red-throated Divers, an Arctic Skua, Great crested Grebe and 14 Gannets, all but one of these first year birds. A Pintail was on the Broadwater and the Osprey could still be found in and around Thornham Harbour.

Moulting adult Red-throated Diver just offshore - Holme Bird Obs, 15th September 2015

Pintail on the Broadwater - Holme Bird Obs, 15th September 2015
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 5 Spoonbill Stiffkey on saltmarsh this a/noon + Short-eared Owl & 2 Whinchat NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape at 19:35 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 10:25 viewable from Joe Jordan Hide
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cromer on beach by Rocket House Cafe + AD Yellow-legged Gull NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 08:45 from Washington Hide showing well
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NNR this evng
> Norfolk Yellow-legged Gull Wymondham at Spink's Lane TQ112013 TQ112013
> Norfolk Turtle Dove Titchwell RSPB on Autumn Trail this mrng + 3 Little Stint, Yellow-legged Gull, 2 Spotted Redshank & Whinchat PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Osprey W/of Titchwell RSPB at 16:20 on post on Thornham Marsh viewed W/from main path PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Garganey Cantley Beet Factory NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore + 2 Little Stint on freshmarsh & Arctic Tern PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Osprey Wroxham Broad over Bridge Broad
> Norfolk Osprey Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436