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Monday 5th October 2015

A brisk south easterly with low cloud and rain brought down fewer birds than expected but a notable movement of Redwings and Song Thrushes took place with 350+ Redwings and 35 Song Thrushes recorded during the day. A Red Kite was drifting east over Thornham Harbour and a Balearic Shearwater passed close in east. Also of note were at least 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, a Firecrest in the pines, 4 Rock Pipits, a Peregrine, a Cetti's Warbler, and 2 Spotted Redshanks in Thornham Harbour.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Kelling Water Meadows NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler East Hills + Ring Ouzel & Ringtail Hen Harrier TF924456
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 10:15 from Joe Jordan Hide
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB + Curlew Sandpiper & 7 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NWT + Firecrest TF715449
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens along Garden Drove + Spoonbill off N/end. NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Walsey Hills NOA at 13:20 in sallows at S/end NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater E/past Holme NWT at 10:20. TF715449
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Horsey early a/noon SE/end of Nelson Head track NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines at W/end. + Ringtail Hen Harrier
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Regis E/of church at 11:00
> Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Common
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane Waxham this mrng. NR12 0DZ TG440261