Sunday 25th October 2015

A Short-eared Owl spent most of the day on the grazing marsh in front of the observatory, with a vocal Spotted Redshank around the Broadwater during the afternoon. A noticeable movement of Skylarks took place during the morning, with ten Crossbills, five Brambling and six Siskin also noted. Late Swallows (2) and a House Martin were seen over the broadwater and other birds of note during the day included Greenshank, Peregrine, Stonechat (2) and Kingfisher.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Male Siberian Stonechat Caister-on-Sea late a/noon on E/side of the golf course, access through dunes 400m S/of lifeboat station NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk Shorelark West Runton in bare field E/of c/p at dusk
> Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull W/past West Runton at 08:15 + Lapland Bunting flew SE/from field E/of c/p
> Norfolk Shorelark West Runton E/of clifftop c/p late a/noon
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 15:30 from Fen Hide but distant NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Titchwell RSPB mid a/noon by Parrinder Hide on bank + Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Ranworth Broad NWT late mrng at church NR13 6HS TG358151
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Horsey Mere in13:05 in Ousel Hedge in 4th field on S/side of mere TG456223
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard N/over Horsey at 11:25 NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 2 Great Grey Shrike Horsey Nelson Head NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk No Sign of Juvenile American Golden Plover Breydon Water by 11:07. NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Horsey 11:07 in dunes NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh 10:40 from Washington Hide + Firecrest TF884451
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Titchwell RSPB + Short-eared Owl PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Probable Black Brant Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk No Sign of Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes by mid mrng + 2 Short-eared Owl on site. NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB 08:15 from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Waxham 07:45 along lane near church NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Berney Marshes RSPB NR30 1SB TG460053
> Norfolk Water Pipit E/of Holkham Gap
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cantley Beet Factory + Short-eared Owl NR13 3JA TG389037
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Cley next the Sea at 16:20 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 3 Short-eared Owl Somerton Holmes this evng + Ringtail Hen Harrier
> Norfolk 3 Ringtail Hen Harrier Warham Greens at roost. NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Juvenile American Golden Plover Breydon Water early evng opposite rugby club on mud with Lapwing NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Dartford Warbler Winterton-on-Sea
> Norfolk 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Stiffkey Campsite Wood from campsite c/p mid a/noon NR23 1QF TF964439
> Norfolk 9 Twite Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Water Pipit Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 13:45 NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh mid a/noon. PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Black Redstart Cley next the Sea still on Church Roof. NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Hardley Flood TM381997
> Norfolk Great Northern Diver past Weybourne early mrng NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Black Redstart Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Horsey + 3 Short-eared Owl NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT on Pope's Marsh late mrng NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Choseley PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme NOA over grazing marsh. + 10 Common Crossbill over TF717450