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Tuesday 1st September 2015

Sea watching today produced a single Long-tailed Skua, at least 17 Arctic Skuas, 13 Great Skua  and 79 Gannets. Impressive counts of waders moving along the coast at high tide included 470 Grey Plover, 420 Bar-tailed Godwit and 170 Sanderling. Other birds of interest recorded during the day included a Peregrine, Wheatear, Med Gull and a Short-eared Owl hunting near Gore Point mid afternoon; a Little Ringed Plover was unusual on Redwell Marsh - seen in the late afternoon. Ringing was very quiet, with six Meadow Pipits being the grand total of birds caught and ringed for the day.

Little Ringed Plover - Redwell Marsh, 1st September 2015 © David Bratt

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Corncrake Burnham Thorpe found dead this mrng
> Norfolk 3rd Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this evng then flew off NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great White Egret Wymondham flew up Tiffey Valley towards Kimberley
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton North Dunes this evng between toad pools W/of highest dune, flew over W/boundary fence NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Titchwell RSPB near Patsy's Pool late a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 18 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen at 16:10 NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Blakeney Point at The Hood NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Long-tailed Skua past Holme Dunes NNR between 08:30 & 11:00 + 17 Arctic Skua
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes by northernmost toad pool NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 11:55 just W/of Joe Jordan Hide
> Norfolk Red-backed Shrike Burnham Overy mid mrng but boardwalk at W/end of dunes but mobile & elusive PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Walsey Hills NOA late a/noon at S/end NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Osprey S/over Felbrigg Hall NT at 15:00 + Pied Flycatcher in oaks NW/of lake NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Welney WWT from Lyle Hide + Jack Snipe from Friends Hide PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk 12 Whinchat Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Little Stint Breydon Water early mrng + 3 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 2 Balearic Shearwater E/past Sheringham by 09:38 NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 450 Med Gull Great Yarmouth at Cobholm rugby field early mrng then flew off NR30 1EB TG531078