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Monday 2nd November 2015

Another foggy day with little overhead movement. Highlights were a Short-eared Owl hunting the grazing marsh early afternoon, a Spotted Redshank and a Greenshank around the Broadwater, 3 Water Rails, a Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 5 Rock Pipits and 4 Siskins. There was no sign of yesterday's Ring Ouzel.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk No Sign of Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water RSPB between 13:15 & 16:00 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water RSPB N/of hide late mrng + 7 Spotted Redshank & Short-eared Owl NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from washington hide at 11:00 TF884451
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Reported Thornham over Thornham Marsh today PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Firecrest Holkham Pines behind Washington hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy this a/noon. PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme NOA over the grazing marsh this a/noon + Spotted Redshank TF717450
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Deadman's Hill NR25 7EZ TG128435
> Norfolk 3 Short-eared Owl Breydon Water RSPB on North Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Deadman's Hill at 13:01 from green gate NR25 7EZ TG128435
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Horsey NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk 5 Snow Bunting Cley next the Sea on shingle between Iron Road and East Bank + Ringtail Hen Harrier NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 5 Snow Bunting Cley NWT at 09:45 E/of East Bank NR25 7SA TG049441