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Thursday 26th May 2016

Highlights today were a visible migration of Brent Geese offshore with 860 recorded in 30 minutes together with 130 Common Scoters, a Fulmar, a single Gannet, 6 Little Terns, 16 Sandwich Terns and 7 Common Terns. Also of note were 3+ Turtle Doves, a Cuckoo, 3 Chiffchaffs, 2 Willow Warblers, 2 Blackcaps, a Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers, and 3 Reed Warblers. The moth catch was moderate with Green Carpet, Cinnabar and White Ermine of note, and 3 Brown Argus around the reserve.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Possible Male Pallid Harrier West Rudham S/over A148
> Norfolk Icterine Warbler Gorleston-on-Sea singing on Cliff Hill just N/of Cliff Hotel early a/noon NR31 6PL TG532036
> Norfolk Icterine Warbler Weybourne at 19:30 in pines in c/pk NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Icterine Warbler Reported Weybourne in flight at c/pk NR25 7SR TG111435
> Norfolk Juvenile Glaucous Gull Salthouse W/over Gramborough Hill at 16:55 + Short-eared Owl NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Female Red-backed Shrike Hemsby at Newport Cottages late mrng NR29 4JG TG506172
> Norfolk 2 Immature Spoonbill Breydon Water NE/over E/end at 09:05 NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk 2 Garganey (1 Female + 1 Drake) Felbrigg Hall NT at 19:45 NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Little Stint Hickling Broad NWT + Curlew Sandpiper NR12 0BW TG429221
> Norfolk 2 Black Tern Pentney GPs till 19:15 then flew E/
> Norfolk 2 Black Tern Pentney GPs at 13:25 + Sanderling on tern island
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Horsey this mrng NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Drake Garganey Welney WWT this mrng PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Little Stint Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl W/over Cley NWT at 07:25 NR25 7SA TG049441