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Friday 9th Octoer 2015

A better day with visible migration including over 1000 arriving Pink-feet, a Merlin, a Jay, 23 unringed Long-tailed Tits in the nets, a Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcaps, 6 Song Thrushes, 3 Stonechats, 2 Tree Sparrows west, 2 Grey and 5 Pied Wagtails, 6 Rock Pipits, a Brambling, 2 Redpolls, 150+ Siskins, and a Lapland Bunting over the NWT. On the sea 1100 Common Scoters, 2 Red-throated Divers and 53 Gannets were seen, and a Humming-bird Hawk Moth was still at the buddleia this afternoon.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens this a/noon at N/end of Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT at 18:15 E/of Arnold's Marsh on Wigeon Marsh but distant NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Brancaster 150yds west of Beach Road along path to beach PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton North Dunes in pine plantation NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB this a/noon on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth early a/noon at Caister Road Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey in Campsite Wood NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh on pool at W/end
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB at 10:30 on Fen Trail PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting W/over Holme Dunes NNR
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in South Section NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk 53 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 17:45 NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Firecrest Wiveton in village this mrng NR25 7TG TG040434
> Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel (1 Male + 1 Female) Burnham Overy Dunes 10:30 at E/end PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Firecrest Great Yarmouth Cemetery in N/section + 2 Ring Ouzel NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier W/over Burnham Overy Dunes at 08:45 + 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier yesterday evng at Warham Greens PE31 8JJ TF879455