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Thursday 5th November 2015

Still signs of some migration today with over 2,500 Starlings counted moving west along the coast during the morning. Several small flocks of Lapwing, totalling 115 birds were also noted heading west and presumed newly arriving Pink-feet, c300 birds, were counted during the day coming in off the sea. Four Whooper swans were seen flying west past Gore Point,  a late Swallow and a Merlin were over the east bank mid morning and a ring tailed Hen Harrier was again noted over the grazing marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Lesser Yellowlegs Breydon Water On North Flats near green post 33 & 35 mid mrng at low tide + 4 Spotted Redshank NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB over Autumn Trail at 08:30 + Ringtail Hen Harrier, Short-eared Owl, 2 Spotted Redshank & Water Pipit. 3 Slavonian Grebe & 5 Velvet Scoter offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh on pools from Wasington Hide at midday TF884451