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Thursday 22nd September 2016

A quieter day but with plenty of interest, the highlights were 2 Yellow-browed Warblers trapped and ringed at 10.20, a seawatch produced a Red-throated Diver, a Fulmar, 4 Gannets, and 12 Sandwich Terns. Around the reserve 3+ Water Rails were calling, 350+ Golden Plover were up over Thornham Harbour, a Common Sandpiper and a Spotted Redshank were around the Broadwater, a Kingfisher was also seen near the car park hide, and 5 Chiffchaffs, 10 Blackcaps, 4 Reed Warblers, 3 Song Thrushes, 1 Redwing, 2 Stonechats, a Rock Pipit and 7 Reed Buntings were also of interest.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sea Palling + Pied Flycatcher NR12 0UX TG419252
Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines at 19:00 1 by Meals House, 2 at W/end
Norfolk Wryneck Burnham Overy 1/2ml W/of boardwalk by ruin at 18:00 + 2 Whinchat PE31 8JJ TF853449
Norfolk 4 Yellow-browed Warbler Happisburgh 2 just S/of Cart Gap Road, 1 St.Mary's Church & 1 by cricket pitch NR12 0PR TG384309
Norfolk Great White Egret E/over Holkham Freshmarsh at 12:25 NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB by 1st bench along main path PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Blakeney Point at 18:00 in plantation NR25 7DJ TG007464 Norfolk Lapland Bunting Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines at 11:00 with tit flock
Norfolk 4 Lapland Bunting W/over Weybourne Camp + Yellow-browed Warbler NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Hoopoe Brancaster on Royal West Norfolk Golf Course PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey Campsite Wood at 16:20 NR23 1QF TF964439
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens this a/noon at N/end of Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Lapland Bunting 1.5mls NNE/of Wells over East Hills + 2 Yellow-browed Warbler, Whinchat, Redstart & Tree Pipit TF925458
Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Parrinder Hide at 14:30 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 7 Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods + 2 Pied Flycatcher & Redstart NR23 1DR TF909453
Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods with tit flock NR23 1DR TF909453 Norfolk 32 Spoonbill ENE/of Stiffkey at Stiffkey Fen + Yellow-browed Warbler From A149 layby walk E/& take footpath N/along W/bank of River Stiffkey NR23 1QW TF990438
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA trapped & ringed, will be released at The Obs at 10:20 TF717450
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide NR23 1RN TF888439 Norfolk Wryneck Norwich in back garden at Trafford Road NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk Wryneck Beeston Bump in pit NR26 8DB TG167432
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill + Redstart PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 6 Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens at N/end of Garden Drove with Tit flock NR23 1QD TF943437