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Thursday 15th October 2015

Another day of incoming migrants including many more Goldcrests, with 130 ringed, and an increasing number of Robins, Redwings, and Bramblings. Two Great Grey Shrikes were on the grazing marsh near the entrance to the NWT reserve, a Short-eared Owl was noted and a Firecrest was in the west end of the pines. Also of note were a Goosander, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1100 Common Scoters, 4 Red-throated Divers, 28 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Great Skuas, a Sandwich Tern and a Razorbill on the sea, a Woodcock in the scrub, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Stonechats, 4 Rock Pipits, 2 Redpolls, and 5 Siskins.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Probable 1st Winter Isabelline Shrike Mundesley at 17:50 in clifftop scrub just ESE/of holiday village this a/noon
> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit 3/4ml W/of Weybourne at Muckleburgh Hill at 17:40 showing well. From A149 at Weynor Gardens junction take righthand track, veer left then right to oaks
> Norfolk Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler Brancaster in scrub on golf course 3/4ml E/of beach c/p (heard) PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Blyth's Reed Warbler Wells Woods late a/noon on main track by lake/pond near The Dell NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Isabelline Shrike Holkham Freshmarsh at 15:10 from Washington Hide near digger but distant
> Norfolk 1 + Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods at 14:50 1/2ml E/of Lady Ann's Drive by main track NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Female/Immature Red-flanked Bluetail Holkham Pines at 14:30 in willows 50yds W/of crosstracks NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Isabelline Shrike (probable Daurian) W/of Beeston Regis at Beeston Common at 14:15 between layby & pond,.Park in large layby by A149 just beyond Brook Road & walk SW/ onto common NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk Blyth's Reed Warbler Wells Woods at 11:20 near mound E/end The Dell but elusive NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sculthorpe Moor NR21 9GN TF901303
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB near Fen Hide this evng + Hen Harrier from Reception Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Bump at E/end by caravan park, heard only NR26 8DB TG167432
> Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Warham Greens NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Wells Woods this evng on N/side of The Dell NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham Pines just N/of crossroads NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Radde's Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery at 16:30 by N/Wall in churchyard NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Waxham 200yds N/of Shangri-La Chalet late a/noon NR12 0DZ TG440261
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Blakeney Point at 16:20 NR25 7DJ TG007464
> Norfolk Radde's Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery by N/Wall in churchyard NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Breydon Water at 15:50 by South Wall between bridge & concrete staging showing well NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Winterton North Dunes trapped & ringed + Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, Firecrest & 3 Common Crane NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Brancaster + Siberian Chiffchaff PE31 8AW TF772438
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Titchwell RSPB at 14:15 in dead tree PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey Campsite Wood NR23 1QF TF964439
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 13:20 between Tower Hide and Fen Hide but mobile NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Holme Dunes NOA this a/noon on grazing marsh E/of Redwell Marsh
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Salthouse this a/noon by white railings midway along Beach Road NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Holme Dunes NNR on lavender marsh this a/noon
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB by Volunteer Marsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Choseley Drying Barns at 11:30 by minor road between A149 & drying barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike (possibly form homeyeri) Burnham Overy Dunes at 11:09 200yds E/of boardwalk S/of fence PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in N/section + Firecrest NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Regis at Beeston Common by pond NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Dunes at 09:30 E/of boardwalk N/of fence PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Salthouse at 09:05 S/of A149 in hedge by blue horse box viewed SE/from Beach Road NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Shorelark Burnham Overy Dunes at 08:39 in 1st valley E/of end of boardwalk PE31 8JJ TF879455
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Salthouse 07:50 at Beach Road on N/side of duck pond NR25 7XW TG082443