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Friday 19th August 2016

On the sea today 80 Common Scoters, 11 Gannets, 68 Sandwich Terns, and 51 Common Terns were counted, together with a small movement of ducks with 11 Teal and 3 Wigeon passing offshore. Of note on the marshes were 17 Black-tailed Godwits, 6+ Common Sandpipers, Green Sandpiper and a Greenshank, while other migrants included Turtle Dove and juvenile Cuckoo, 7 Willow Warblers, 5 Blakcaps, 4 Lesser Whitethroats, 8 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers, 7 Reed Warblers, 5 Whinchats, 2 Stonechats, 3 Wheatears on the coastal footpath towards Thornham, and 7 Yellow Wagtails passing over calling.

Juvenile Cuckoo on east bank - Holme Bird Obs, August 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Wryneck Hemsby this a/noon NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk Red-backed Shrike West Runton 19:45 on clifftop by hide Woodhill Park (new bird)
Norfolk Wryneck Sidestrand this mrng NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh at 17:10 from Washington Hide NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB + Little Stint, Curlew Sandpiper & Little Tern TF650328 Norfolk 14 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 7 Pied Flycatcher West Runton by clifftop c/pk at 18:30
Norfolk 4 Pied Flycatcher Salthouse this evng NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Titchwell RSPB by Fen Hide + Black Tern offshore & Little Stint on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 4 Pied Flycatcher Happisburgh mid a/noon, 3 at Cart Gap & 1 between cricket club & pillbox + 2 Whinchat NR12 0PR TG384309
Norfolk Pied Flycatcher Winterton North Dunes late a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198 Norfolk 26 Pied Flycatcher 1.5mls NNE/of Wells at East Hills this a/noon + 3 Redstart & 3 Whinchat TF924456 Norfolk 32 Curlew Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 27 Curlew Sandpiper (1 Adult + 26 Juvenile) Cley NWT late a/noon on Pat's Pool NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Wood Sandpiper Cley NWT on North Scrape at 11:00 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Pied Flycatcher Great Yarmouth Cemetery in North Section NR30 1DW TG526082 Norfolk 2 Whinchat Horsey + Redstart NR29 4EP TG477228 Norfolk 5 Whinchat Holme Dunes NNR on lavender marsh at 11:00
Norfolk 2 Whinchat Beeston Bump in scrub S/of pit at 11:28 NR26 8DB TG167432
Norfolk Whinchat Winterton North Dunes + 3 Redstart NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper Breydon Water early mrng NR31 9QB TG464048
Norfolk Juvenile Black Tern off Cley Beach c/pk 10:05 to !0:08 then flew NW/ NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 2 Whinchat Kelling Water Meadows + Turtle Dove NR25 7ED TG095436
Norfolk Turtle Dove Tivetshall St.Mary at 08:15 Norfolk Little Gull Sheringham by Funky Mackerel Cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435 Norfolk 3rd Summer Curlew Sandpiper Cley NWT at 08:00 on Pat's Pool + Wood Sandpiper on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441