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Thursday 15th September 2016

A sea fog hung over the site all day, with a north-east breeze producing a number of good migrants. Two Spotted Flycatchers were around the reserve in the afternoon, a Yellow-browed Warbler was in the Forestry, a Redstart was along the approach road, and at least 4 Wheatears, 6 Willow Warblers, 10 Blackcaps, a Garden Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroats, a Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warblers, 2 Stonechats, and 6 Siskins were also recorded. A Kingfisher was around the Broadwater, 2 Common and 1 Green Sandpiper were noted, a Hobby flew over in the afternoon and a Cetti's Warbler was also of interest. Ringing totals for the day were 44 birds including Cetti's Warbler, 2 Spotted Flycatchers and Garden Warbler.

In the moth traps 2 Rusty Dot Pearls were of note.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk No Further Sign of Arctic Warbler NNE/of Wells at East Hills .by 18:25 but Red-breasted Flycatcher present, Pied Flycatcher & Hawfinch TF924456
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Blakeney Point this evng on beach + 7 Pied Flycatcher, 22 Redstart & 6 Whinchat NR25 7DJ TG007464
Norfolk Adult Sabine's Gull Titchwell RSPB briefly flew in to roost at 19:18 then flew off N/ PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 2 Spoonbill Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ TF794442
Norfolk Wryneck Beeston Bump at 16:30 by track on E/side of holiday park NR26 8DB TG167432 Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NWT 16:40 at Forestry TF715449
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods 150yds W/of kissing gate with Long-tailed Tits NR23 1DR TF909453
Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB at 15:40 from Parrinder Hide PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Trimingham in wood by Pottery Cottage at 14:15 + Pied Flycatcher NR11 8EG TG279388 Norfolk Wryneck Beeston Bump 12:30 at between railway line & dust track + Redstart NR26 8DB TG167432
Norfolk Wryneck Heacham at 12;30 in lone oak left of track just beyond treatment works gate PE31 7AX TF663376
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB in c/pk + Redstart near Island Hide PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Wryneck Burnham Overy Dunes just E/of Boardwalk briefly early + Yellow-browed Warbler at Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery North Section on W/side this mrng NR30 1DW TG526082