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Friday 6th November 2015

Another rather grey and bleak day, birds of note were two Kingfishers and a large count of 56 Gadwall on the Broadwater, a Stonechat in brambles on the far side of the Broadwater opposite the Obs building and a Cetti's Warbler periodically singing from scrub adjacent to the disabled car park. A Barn Owl was also hunting early morning on the marsh south of the approach track.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Unconfirmed Report of Pallid Swift Cley NWT over beach near Eye Field at 14:15 then flew E/ NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water off North Wall 1ml W/of hide briefly early mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl W/over Sheringham this mrng + 4 Bonxie past NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Holkham Bay this mrng + 3 Snow Bunting NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 6 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe W/past Sheringham at 14:15 then off Weybourne NR26 8BQ TG159435