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Thursday 8th September 2016

Seawatching produced some nice surprises with a Balearic Shearwater flying west and then landing on the sea around midday. Also of note were 11 Common Scoters, 3 Red-throated Divers, 36 Gannets, 2 Arctic Skuas, 3 Black and 1 Arctic Terns, 130 Sandwich Terns and 2 Common Terns.

In the moth traps 6 Rusty-dot Pearls were noted and an Eyed Hawk Moth was a very late but very welcome record!

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes at 18:30 200yds S/of concrete blocks NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide at 17:20 + 4 Garganey (3 from Reception Hide) NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 13 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on Fresh Marsh + 5 Little Stint PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Possible American Golden Plover Reported Warham Greens is a Golden Plover NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Probable American Golden Plover Warham Greens in stubble field 100yds E/of centre track NR23 1QD TF943437 Norfolk 1st Winter Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes 100yds N/of concrete blocks at 15:50 NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Pectoral Sandpiper Salthouse on pool W/of Iron Road at 16:00 NR25 7XW TG082443 Norfolk 11 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + 2 Little Stint & 5 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Juvenile Red-backed Shrike Winterton North Dunes late mrng 100yds N/of concrete blocks NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Honey Buzzard Sheringham flew SW/over golf course at 10:30 NR26 8BQ TG159435 Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Tower Hide + Drake Garganey NR13 4HS TG341066