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Saturday 3rd October 2015

Another fine day with some good birds; another Yellow-browed Warbler was ringed at 1pm, a Bittern gave good views flying along the Broadwater edge, 2+ Water Rails were calling in the reeds and Spotted Redshank and Greenshank were seen. Also of note were 4 Red-throated Divers, 6 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas and 2 Sandwich Terns on the sea, a Short-eared Owl hunting the grazing marsh, a Green and four Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 16 Bearded Tits, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Stonechats, 2 Rock Pipits, 6 Lesser Redpolls and 30 Siskins.
 
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Blyth's Pipit Stiffkey Fen by 08:45 N/of campsite c/p NR23 1QW TF990438

> Norfolk No Further Sign of Marsh Sandpiper Cley NWT by 10:15 + Snow Bunting showing very well NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Marsh Sandpiper Cley NWT landed on W/side of North Scrape at 09:25 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk No Sign of Marsh Sandpiper Cley NWT W/of beach c/p this mrng. + Short-eared Owl on site. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens at 16:05 NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Little Bunting Blakeney Point at 15:15 near new seawtaching hide then flew/SW & no further sign. NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey today 400m/W of the campsite. NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk Leach's Petrel W/past Salthouse at 14:00. NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens 13:45 at N/end of Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey Fen at campsite. NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Common at 11:50
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA trapped & ringed at 12:45, to be released shortly from ringing shed. TF717450
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Common by 11:05 on track by Holly
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods along path on the W/side of Pinewoods Caravan Park this mrng. + Firecrest NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane Burnham Overy Dunes PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NWT on approach road near play area. TF715449
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey Fen at 08:40 W/end of campsite wood NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 2 Common Crane W/over Stiffkey Fen at 08:25 NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA in Pines N/of coastal path + Hawfinch, Woodlark & Spotted Redshank TF717450