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Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Highlights today included some visible migration of particularly House Martins and Swallows, with close to a thousand birds recorded moving west along the coast during the early part of the morning. Coal and Blue Tits were also very obvious first thing, with birds both in the pines and also along the East Bank. More unusual was high number of Dunnocks recorded, with a count of over a hundred individuals made along the coastal path between Hunstanton and the Obs.

Other birds seen in the recording area included two Greenshank, a Short-eared Owl, two Kingfishers and two Great Spotted Woodpeckers, one of which was trapped and ringed. On the sea there were nine Eiders (7 males), several Red-throated Divers and at least one Arctic Skua.

 A young male Great Spotted Woodpecker, with closer inspection revealing several red tipped juvenile feathers still retained on the crown - Holme Bird Obs,  22nd September 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Holkham Park over entrance at 14:00 NR23 1QE TF950455
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Cley NWT over marsh this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 9 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 13:15 + 3 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Warham Greens on saltmarsh off Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Osprey over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB early mrng NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes NNR
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 9 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Osprey NE/of Dereham at Elsing atThree Bridges Farm over fishing pond early a/noon showing well, do not enter farm NR20 3EQ
> Norfolk 2 Bonxie Wells over beach c/pk early a/noon NR23 1AR TF917437