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Thursday 14th April 2016

A day of variable weather with rain mid morning, migration was relatively quiet but the highlight was a Tree Pipit caught early morning, only the 11th ringing record for the Observatory! Also of note were 4 Ring Ouzels, 2 Tree Sparrows and a Grasshopper Warbler on the NWT reserve, a Brambling in the pines, 2 Willow Warblers, 6 Chiffchaffs and 6 Blackcaps around the Observatory. A small passage of Swallows took place throughout the afternoon. In the moth traps a female Emperor Moth was the star, with Small Quaker and Early Thorn among the other species caught.

Tree Pipit, the 11th ringing record for the Observatory - Holme Bird Obs, April 2016
Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Spoonbill W/over Titchwell RSPB at 07:30 PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Ringtail Harrier sp. Winterton-on-Sea at 17:30 over rape field just W/then flew towards 3 wind turbines
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Cockshoot Broad at midday + White Stork over (presumed escape) NR13 6HP TG342155
> Norfolk Glaucous Gull Breydon Water at 14:50 on mud at E/end NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Adult Male Montagu's Harrier Winterton in 1st field W/of Winterton this a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh 09:15 at W/end from Joe Jordan Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
> Norfolk Male Blue-headed Wagtail Kelling Water Meadows this a/noon NR25 7ED TG095436
> Norfolk 4 Ring Ouzel Holme Dunes NNR
> Norfolk Arctic Tern Taverham and Costessey Pits thru this a/noon
> Norfolk 2 Ring Ouzel 1/2ml S/of Choseley Drying Barns this a/noon PE31 8PQ TF757420
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water at South Wall NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Jack Snipe Gramborough Hill by fence + 2 Whimbrel over NR25 7XW TG085441
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
> Norfolk 3 Ring Ouzel Snettisham Coastal Park at 08:45 s/overcross bank + 3 Wheatear N/of c/pk & Tree Pipit thru S/ TF648335