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Wednesday 30th September 2015

On the sea today 74 Wigeon, 32 Teal, 2 Eiders, 2000 Common Scoters, 10 Red-throated Divers, a Fulmar, 49 Gannets, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Arctic Skuas and 5 Bonxies, a Razorbill and 5 Guillemots, and 22 Sandwich Terns were noted. At high tide this morning a total of @ 50,000 Knot were counted at Gore Point with 1,500 Bar-tailed Godwits and 1150 Grey Plover also seen. Barn Owl and Kingfisher were also of interest, together with a single Swallow, another Cetti's Warbler ringed, a Whinchat and a Wheatear near the entrance gate at NWT, Grey Wagtail and Tree Pipit over calling together with at least 15 Redpolls and 2 Siskins. A Firecrest and a Yellow-browed Warbler were also on the NWT during the day.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on saltmarsh towards Brancaster PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Cley NWT at 16:30 at Arnold's Marsh NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB this a/noon. + 2 Curlew Sandpiper today. & 4 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Arnold's Marsh at 16:30. TG053440
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Blakeney Point 13:00 over The Hood NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Harrier sp. Acle Bridge at 14:00 E/of Stacey Arms NR13 3AS TG413116
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines late mrng N/of crosstracks + Redstart
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Weybourne + Firecrest NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB Meadow Trail/Fen Trail junction at 12:15 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Temminck's Stint Titchwell RSPB at 12:32 on freshmarsh. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery by entrance gates. NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB at 08:00 50m along N/end of Meadow Trail by first cut grass area PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB roosted. + Short-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 5 White-fronted Goose E/past Brancaster this a/noon. PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes late a/noon. NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Whinchat Holme NWT in the mrng. TF715449
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery this a/noon. NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Firecrest Horsey at 11:00 S/of Nelson Head track in bushes by first set of wooden steps NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Firecrest Winterton South Dunes at 13:30 S/of Hermanus restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Whinchat Winterton North Dunes + Firecrest NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 3 Osprey Elsing atThree Bridges Farm showing well between 10:20 & 10:40 then flew towards Sparham Pools NR20 3EQ
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater Cley NWT briefly on the sea at 10:21 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham RSPB at 08:45 TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water + 6 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Osprey Blakeney Point at 07:54 over dunes towards Far Point NR25 7DJ TG007464