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Saturday 24th October 2015

Rain moved in again today with the highlight being a superb Rough-legged Buzzard west just south of the Broadwater, and a ring-tail Hen Harrier passing some time later. A Barn and Short-eared Owl were hunting and a Cetti's Warbler was trapped and ringed. Other birds of note included Grey Wagtail, 6 Rock Pipits, 9 Bramblings, and 8 Siskins. A Pearly Underwing moth was in the trap.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Siberian Stonechat Caister-on-Sea this a/noon on E/side of the golf course, access through dunes 400m S/of lifeboat station NR30 5HB TG5271
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Bluethroat Happisburgh in beet field NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this evng. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard w/over Titchwell RSPB at 08:10 + Short-eared Owl & 2 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Juvenile American Golden Plover Breydon Water at 15:10 on mud opposite rugby pitch then flew off NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Horsey mid a/noon S/of Nelson Head Track NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Horsey at Hoswick NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Hardley at Hardley Mill then flew to poplars at 14:55 TM381997
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water on North Marsh + 4 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard NW/over Scratby
> Norfolk Bluethroat Happisburgh in beet field + Dartford Warbler NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Horsey at end of Nelson Head track early a/noon. NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy Staithe but distant
> Norfolk No Further Sign of American Golden Plover Breydon Water or pacific golden plover near bridge late mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Bluethroat Happisburgh NR12 0PR TG384309
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB showing well from Fen Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT at 10:40 in Eye Field + 200 Dark-bellied Brent Goose NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard w/over Thornham PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard W/past Holme NOA at 09:47 TF717450
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton Dunes NNR this mrng then flew to wood. NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Spoonbill W/of Waveney River Centre this mrng.