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Friday 23rd October 2015

On the sea today 1500 Common Scoters, 2 Velvet Scoters, 26 Gannets, 8 Great Crested Grebes, and a Slavonian Grebe were recorded, and around the reserve 4 Water Rails, a Spotted Redshank, a Barn and a Short-eared Owl were of note. A flock of 420 Golden Plover were up over the ridge, and at Gore Point a Peregrine was seen. Other migrants included a Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrushes, 6 Redwings, 2 Stonechats, 50 Meadow Pipits, 10 Rock Pipits, 2 Bullfinches, 180 Greenfinches, 65 Goldfinches, 10 Siskins, 2 Lapland Buntings and 30 Reed Buntings.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Bale
> Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Holme Dunes NNR + Slavonian Grebe, 2 Velvet Scoter, Spotted Redshank & Short-eared Owl
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Wells over Pinewoods Caravan Park towards harbour at 17:15 NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Warham Greens at 17:15 + 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff between Waxham & Winterton + 4 Short-eared Owl
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard E/of Stiffkey s/over A149 at 15:55 NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk 11 Common Crane over Waxham Corner late a/noon NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 14:10 from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh this a/noon PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Just E/of Titchwell RSPB at 14:10 in tree along Gypsy Lane PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Horsey Gap in fields S/of c/pk this mrng NR29 4EJ TG463241
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Waxham at 13:50 at Waxham Corner NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Waxham at Waxham Corner NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes at 13:15 NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting e/over Holkham Gap
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard W/over Burnham Overy Dunes at 11:40 PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide at 11:20 TF884451
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting W/over Weybourne + 9 Common Crossbill SW/over Sheringham NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting West Runton W/along cliffs at 08:30
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Felbrigg Hall NT at 09:54 between Sexton's Lodge & Felbrigg Hall by 1st cattle grid NR11 8PR
> Norfolk 2 Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Stiffkey Campsite by c/pk at 17:20 NR23 1QF TF964439
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Morston Quay showing well NR25 7DJ TG011444
> Norfolk 2 Black Redstart Cley next the Sea on church roof at 10:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Titchwell RSPB in roost this evng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 14 Twite Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 16:15 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black Redstart Choseley Drying Barns at 15:30 + Female Hen Harrier over fields N/of barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Haddiscoe Marshes + 2 Short-eared Owl NR31 9HZ TM451979
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Waxham W/of dunes at 15:25 NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl on N/side of Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Caister-on-Sea in dunes NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Black Redstart Cley next the Sea on church roof at 11:50 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Black Redstart Weybourne Camp at E/end on fence by coastal path at 09:30 NR25 7SR TG111435