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Saturday 10th October 2015

Highlights today were 2 Great White Egrets passing east over the grazing marsh early morning, on the sea 46 Common Scoters and 49 Gannets, a Red Kite heading west over Holme village, a Spotted Redshank and 2 Greenshanks, one Barn Owl, one Short-eared Owl and a Merlin hunting, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a female Ring Ouzel which landed briefly in the pines, 2 Stonechats, a Grey Wagtail, 3 Rock Pipits, 5 Redpolls, 23 Siskins and a Lapland Bunting over calling. Also of note  today was a catch of 82 Greenfinches in the mist nets.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Cley Marshes NWT at 14:55 just E/of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk White-rumped Sandpiper Walsey Hills NOA at 13:27 on Pope's Marsh but distant. NR25 7SA TG062439
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sheringham at 11:50 by footpath by Weybourne Heath, between Sheringham Park & Weybourne Station NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey at 14:50 in bushes by North Norfolk Coastal Path NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Trimingham in hedgerows near campsite at NR11 8HP; do not park near junction NR11 8EG TG279388
> Norfolk Spoonbill Stiffkey Fen on saltmarsh near Campsite woof this evng. NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting over Holme Dunes NWT + Female Ring Ouzel, Spotted Redshank & Short-eared Owl
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Burnham Deepdale 16:00 at cricket pitch with tit flock PE31 8FB TF803442
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Brancaster all f/path to beach just before sea wall. PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Pectoral Sandpiper Cley Marshes NWT near Wigeon Marsh early a/noon. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey Fen heard by road late mrng NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Cley NWT E/of Arnold's Marsh by Wigeon Marsh late mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines W/of crosstracks
> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Holkham Pines near Washington Hide at 11:00 in pines but elusive
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide
> Norfolk No Sign of Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB this mrg + Yellow-browed Warbler by Fen Trail PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Regis with tit flock by s/path at Beeston Common
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holme NWT 2nd bird flew/E 1/2ml S/of the beach at 08:15 TF715449