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Saturday 31st October 2015

Highlights today were another Water Pipit trapped and ringed, a Ring Ouzel skulking near the Broadwater all day, and a ring-tailed Hen Harrier through east. Also of note were Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, a Barn Owl hunting, 3 Blackcaps, a Fieldfare ringed, 2 Redpolls, 10 Siskins and a Lapland Bunting over the east bank.



Top to bottom; Continental Blackbird, Fieldfare and Water Pipit - Holme Bird Obs, 31st October 2015 © Dave Nurney

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water RSPB flew/W along main channel at 16:20 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water RSPB at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water RSPB on lumps at E/end + Ringtail Hen Harrier NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy at 10:15 PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Thornham in bare field to E/of Green Lane at 16:09 PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Gap NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh Lady Ann's Drive at 15:05 TF884451
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB at 15:15 over brackish marsh towards Thornham PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Thornham over Thornham Marsh this a/noon. PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Holme NOA at E/end of Broadwater + Ring Ouzel near Obs & Water Pipit trapped & ringed TF717450
> Norfolk Little Auk E/past Sheringham mid mrng NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton Dunes NNR at 07:20 on seaward side of Openreach building then flew to village NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide this mrng TF884451
> Norfolk Firecrest Kelling this mrng + Short-eared Owl flew through & 2 Bonxie NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk White-fronted Goose Breydon Water at 15:35 + JUV American Golden Plover at 13:45 on North Bank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 2 Male Hen Harrier Warham Greens in the roost this evng + Ringtail Hen Harrier & 3 Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Breydon Water RSPB from N/wall this a/noon. NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Cley NWT E/of East Bank from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl Winterton Dunes NNR near fence c.1.6km from car park NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Fersfield at 14:00 hunting at airfield
> Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Holkham Pines at 14:35 viewable from Lady Ann's Drive NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk 3 Short-eared Owl Caister-on-Sea in off sea at dunes this mrng NR30 5HB TG527119
> Norfolk 14 Twite Titchwell RSPB on drained freshmarsh pool PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Gramborough Hill in off the sea at 11:00 NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Male Black Redstart Choseley Drying Barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Black Redstart Holkham on roof of lodge at entrance to St. Withburga Church NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 4 Spotted Redshank Breydon Water RSPB at E/end + Bewick's Swan flew/SW at 09:35 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl West Runton