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Wednesday 4th November 2015

A rather grey, misty and at times wet day. Noteworthy sightings included a ringtail Hen Harrier that was seen on several occasions out over the grazing marsh and around the Broadwater, a Kingfisher, Barn Owl, Spotted Redshank, two Grey Wagtails, a pair of Stonechats, Cetti's Warbler and a Tawny Owl that was heard calling from the pines. Two more Water Pipits were also trapped and ringed our 6th and 7th of the autumn.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB early mrng PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines by Washington Hide briefly NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide TF884451
> Norfolk 5 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Holkham Pines from Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Holkham Bay NR23 1RJ TF892458
> Norfolk 2 Hen Harrier Stiffkey late a/noon + Short-eared Owl NR23 1QL TF975431
> Norfolk 20 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB flew in off the sea this a/noon + Water Pipit on the freshmarsh, Ringtail Hen Harrier, Spotted Redshank, Red-necked Grebe offshore & Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 9 Twite Thornham Point
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Hopton-on-Sea towards Radar Lodge at 16:40 NR31 9SE TM535997
> Norfolk Long-tailed Duck past Cley next the Sea NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 4 Bewick's Swan W/past Sheringham + Arctic Tern & 60 Little Gull flew/E. NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Holme NOA this a/noon. + 2 Water Pipit trapped & ringed TF717450
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Burnham Overy in field by hedge just e/of stile on track PE31 8JJ TF853449
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Holme NOA + 2 Water Pipit trapped & ringed this mrng. TF717450
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham at W/end of prom + Arctic Tern, 16 Little Gull & 4 Bewick's Swan NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Cromer 08:55 at North Lodge Park briefly then flew towards the beach NR27 9HE TG219423