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Wednesday 9th September

After an early morning start peppered with some optimism, the day unfortunately produced no more than a Whinchat and a Pied Flycatcher on the reserve. Two Greenshank and a Spotted Redshank flew over during the morning. Another Pied Flycatcher was seen in the afternoon at Walsey Hills.
 Great Brocade from the moth trap  - Holme Bird Obs, 9th September

Whinchat trapped and ringed along the East Bank early morning  - Holme Bird Obs, 9th September
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Ortolan Bunting Blakeney Point NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen + 8 Spoonbill on Saltings towards Morston. NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT at 19:20 briefly on Symmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Ormesby Broad at 18:00 from A149 at Rollesby Bridge NR29 3LS TG463152
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines by Washington Hide. + Great White Egret & Pied Flycatcher
> Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh. + 3 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Great Yarmouth in NW/corner of cemetery. NR30 1EB TG531078
> Norfolk Wryneck Winterton South Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Salthouse at 17:04 in paddock from f/path inland of The Dun Cow pub. + Redstart NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Probable Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB at 15:15 by f/path. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines at 10:30 near Washington Hide
> Norfolk Ortolan Bunting Blakeney Point in grass by plantation. + Yellow-browed Warbler, Redstart & 3 Whinchat NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Juvenile White-winged Black Tern Reported Ormesby Broad today. NR29 3LS TG463152
> Norfolk 8 Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen at 12:56. NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Salthouse at 11:57 in paddock by f/path inland from The Dun Cow pub NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens at N/end of Garden Drove mid mrng. NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens at 06:45 on Western Track at N/end. NR23 1QD TF943437