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Thursday 1st October 2015

Another day of visible migration, with highlights including a Yellow-browed Warbler trapped and ringed, 2 Cetti's Warblers ringed, on the sea 1500 Common Scoters, 19 Red-throated Divers, 25 Gannets, 8 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Arctic Skuas, 2 Razorbills and 17 Sandwich Terns, 180+ Pink-feet, 104 Brent Geese, 44 Wigeon, 218 Teal, a Water Rail, 1 Spotted Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Blackcaps, 3 Song Thrushes, 1 Stonechat, 1 Grey Wagtail, 20 Redpolls, and 36 Siskins.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods E/of The Dell early a/noon with tit flock NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk 4 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB + Spoonbill at Holme PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Common at 15:30
> Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler just S/of Titchwell Village 14:20 at S/end of Chalkpit Lane at Titchwell Chalkpit PE31 8BB TF758437
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines at 12:40 just E/of MeAls House
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery by gates NR30 1DW TG526082
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Beeston Common
> Norfolk 3 Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes 2 at High Dune 1 at Totem Pole Bushes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA at 08:20 trapped & ringed, will be released by The Obs at 08:45 TF717450
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB on Meadow Trail PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley NWT by beach c/pk at 14:30 NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Winterton North Dunes near totem pole NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB this mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Eurasian White-fronted Goose Hickling Broad NWT on Rush Hill Scrape this a/noon NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk Firecrest Winterton South Dunes in oaks S/of Hermanus restaurant NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Snettisham Coastal Park this mrng TF648335
> Norfolk Balearic Shearwater past Walcott early mrng + 3 Shag NR12 0LZ TG359329
> Norfolk Osprey Elsing at Three Bridges Farm at 10:00, do not enter farm NR20 3EQ