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Sunday 18th October 2015

Goldcrests continued to dominate ringing activities today with a further 21 caught and at least 150 on the reserve. Many of these birds are now leaving and those still here are carrying fat - one female had a fat score of 4 and weighed 6.2g!

On the grazing marsh near the entrance to the NWT reserve 2 Great Grey Shrikes were still present, and the Pallas' Warbler was again seen in the forestry.

Goldcrest on the lawn - Holme Bird Obs, 18th October 2015 © David Hale
Pallas' Warbler in the forestry - Holme Dunes NWT, 18th October 2015 © Greg Beeton

Visual migration included 51 Redwings, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 50+ Redpolls over east early morning and at least 40 Greenfinches, 5 Bramblings, 3 Grey Wagtails, 6 Siskins, 26 Meadow Pipits, and 5 Rock Pipits. Also of note were a Greenshank, Kingfisher, 2 Water Rails, 16 Bearded Tits, a Yellow-browed Warbler and 6 Blackcaps.

At Walsey Hills a lingering flock of Bramblings grew to 29 birds, often seen in the bushes surrounding the feeding area. 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Greenshank and 1 Snipe were feeding on Snipe's Marsh for much of the day , 13 Redwing were seen around the reserve and late in the afternoon a Great Grey Shrike was seen perched in bushes near the East Bank.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Blyth's Reed Warbler Wells Woods 18:00 N/of main track by green dog bin NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail Wells Woods 17:55 at the drinking pool NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail Hemsby at Kings Lake NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk Isabelline Shrike Holkham Freshmarsh E/of Washington Hide by pond at 16:20
> Norfolk Isabelline Shrike Beeston Common at 15:39 between layby & pond showing well NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk Blyth's Reed Warbler Wells Woods at 15:10 S/of toilet block NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods at 14:50 W/of drinking pool NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail Wells Woods 14:45 at drinking pool but elusive NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail Holkham Pines 13:50 W/of crosstracks in brambles bu elusive NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Muckleburgh Hill on E/side at 13:50 showing well
> Norfolk Isabelline Shrike Beeston Common at 12:20 between pond & lay-by showing well + Long-eared Owl flew to Priory Gardens NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk Isabelline Shrike Holkham Freshmarsh E/of Washington Hide by pond at 12:10
> Norfolk Blyth's Reed Warbler Wells Woods S/of toilet block at 11:25 NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Red-flanked Bluetail Wells Woods 09:30 at the drinking pool. NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods 09:25 W/of 2nd bench along main path + Pallas's Warbler NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Blyth's Reed Warbler Wells Woods in brambles S/of the toilet block this mrng. NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Common NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sheringham at the cemetery NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh 16:00 at W/end
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Colby 12:30 along Long Lane
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Hickling Broad NWT this evng + 2 Common Crane & Male Hen Harrier NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Burnham Overy Dunes at 18:00 PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard w/over Kelling Water Meadows at 17:25 NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Waxham this mrng. + Yellow-browed Warbler, Short-eared Owl & Firecrest NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Cley NWT 16:30 from East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton-on-Sea south dunes this evng
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme-next-the Sea TF717450
> Norfolk Little Bunting Burnham Overy Staithe S/of boardwalk along sea wall at 17:30
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Little Bunting Burnham Overy Staithe
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Weybourne late a/noon over fields at Weynor Gardens NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Wells Woods at 16:35 W/of drinking pool NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Caister-on-Sea in hedge on E/side of playing fields late a/noon. NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Kelling Water Meadows at 16:00 in hedge on right of path midway along NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 2 Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB mid a/noon. NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Little Bunting Burnham Overy Staithe S/of boardwalk along sea wall at 15:20
> Norfolk Little Bunting Burnham Overy Staithe
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham Pines 13:25 W/of crosstracks NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Waxham at pipe dump. NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham Pines midday at N/end of Lady Ann's DRIVE NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Muckleburgh Hill
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holme-next-the Sea 11:15 in forestry TF717450
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Wells Woods + Yellow-browed Warbler NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Waxham trapped & ringed view from dunes NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Stiffkey Fen early mrng. NR23 1QW TF990438
> Norfolk 2 Great Grey Shrike Holme NWT mid mrng. TF715449
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 10:20 distantly from W/end of pines
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in N/section NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Breydon Water RSPB on North Marsh NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Morston Quay mid mrng between here & Stiffkey Fen from coast path + Short-eared Owl NR25 7DJ TG011444
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Stiffkey at 08:55 W/of campsite c/p along coast path NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Wells Woods 08:45 in hedgerow on the left c.100m past the drinking pool from the metal gate NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Caister-on-Sea in off the sea at the golf course NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier E/over Blakeney Harbour at 13:50. TG028441
> Norfolk Long-eared Owl Titchwell RSPB in off the sea & landed near Parrinder Hide PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Long-eared Owl Beeston Common this a/noon in trees by priory NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk 5 Short-eared Owl Great Yarmouth at North Denes
> Norfolk 4 Short-eared Owl Great Yarmouth at North Denes
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB + 2 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Dartford Warbler Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Firecrest Winterton-on-Sea at totem pole bushes
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Great Yarmouth at North Denes
> Norfolk Ring Ouzel Aylmerton at Lions Mouth junction
> Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Dartford Warbler Horsey Horsey Corner in rough field NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Burnham Overy 08:08 over Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF853449