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Thursday 29th September 2016

With an even stronger south westerly wind today things were understandably quiet. A small group of eight Pink-footed Geese were on the western end of the Broadwater, a male Stonechat was along the east bank during the afternoon and the 'white starling' continued to survive, being seen at Redwell Marsh and on the NWT reserve.

White Starling at Redwell Marsh - Holme Bird Obs, September 2016

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Pomarine Skua E/past Sheringham + Slavonian Grebe past W/ NR26 8BQ TG159435 Norfolk 26 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this evng + 3 Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 33 Common Crane over Hickling Broad NWT NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler 1ml E/of Clay at Walsey Hills NOA this evng in willows at rear of Snipes Marsh NR25 7SA TG062439
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Park Lake at 14:40 showing well + Red Kite over TF884451 Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sea Palling this mrng in allotments NR12 0UX TG419252
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435 Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Hall Lake 12:20 at S/end opposite house
Norfolk Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 12:10 near path PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Glossy Ibis Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide late mrng NR13 4HS TG341066 Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Weybourne 1 on coastal path & 1 flew W/ NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Strumpshaw Fen RSPB at 09:00 near reception NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Blakeney Harbour in off sea at 09:55 then flew towards Morston TG028441 Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB in willows N/of visitor centre at 09:35 + Little Stint on freshmarsh & Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436