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Tuesday 20th October 2015

Migration was winding down a bit today ahead of the weather due in tomorrow. On the sea 3 Eiders, a Red-throated Diver, 10 Gannets, 20 Great Crested Grebes, and 6 Razorbills were of note, while on the reserve a few more Goldcrests were still present but there was no further sign of the Great Grey Shrike. Barn, Tawny and Short-eared Owls were seen today, 3 Bearded Tits were along the east bank, a single Swallow went through, and 5 Blackcaps, 3 Stonechats, 5 Rock Pipits, 16 Bramblings, 16 Redpolls, and 20 Siskins were of note.

One of two Bearded Tits caught today on the east bank - Holme Bird Obs, 20th September 2015

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Hume's Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods at 17:10 W/of c/p on main track past 2nd bench on main track. NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods at 15:15 W/of drinking pool below pines. + Tree Pipit, Pallas's Warbler by 1st bench on main track & No Further Sign of Red-flanked Bluetail NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods at 14:36 on main track just beyond Drinking Pool NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk No Sign of 1st Winter Isabelline Shrike (probable Daurian) W/of Beeston Regis at Beeston Common this mrng,.Park in large layby by A149 just beyond Brook Road & walk SW/ onto common NR26 8RX TG165425
> Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods 400yds W/of Drinking Pool briely at 10:35 NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Female/Immature Red-flanked Bluetail Wells Woods late mrng near Drinking Pool NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Female/Immature Red-flanked Bluetail Wells Woods near Drinking Pool NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Red-veined Darter (dragonfly) Felbrigg Hall NT NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes at 17:50 near Eastern Pools + Short-eared Owl NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Felbrigg Hall NT NR11 8PR
> Norfolk 5 Common Crane Horsey this evng from viewpoint NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey 16:09 from viewpoint + Great Grey Shrike NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 3 Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB this a/noon. NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Horsey 15:00 circling 330yds S/of Nelson Head. NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes by toad pools NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham Pines at 13:50 1/2ml E/of Lady Ann's Drive NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Aylmerton at 13:15 in garden
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Richard's Pipit Burnham Overy by 13:00 PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide at 13:45 TF884451
> Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Wells Woods W/along main track towards Holkham Pines NR23 1DR TF909453
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide at 11:50 TF884451
> Norfolk 2 Rough-legged Buzzard Winterton North Dunes + Great Grey Shrike NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Kelling Water Meadows at 11:08 W/of pool NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting West Runton w/over clifftop c/pk at 09:15
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide NR13 4HS TG341066
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh viewable from sea wall at Burnham Overy Staithe TF884451