Friday 7th October 2016

Another day of great weather for migration, with many highlights including a Yellow-browed Warbler in the sycamore in the NWT car park, 360 Brent Geese in Thornham Harbour, 700 Common Scoters, 6 Red-throated Divers, 19 Gannets and a Great Crested Grebe on the sea, a Kingfisher and a Peregrine, 450 Goldcrests in the pines, 4 Swallows still around the Broadwater Hide, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 10 Chiffchaffs, 2 Reed Warblers, 6 Blackcaps, a Ring Ouzel, 20 Blackbirds, 60 Song Thrushes, 250 Redwings, 15 Mistle Thrushes, 170 Robins, 2 Whinchats, 2 Stonechats, 2 Wheatears, 60 Meadow Pipits, 5 Rock Pipits, 8 Bramblings, and 6 Siskins among the many observations.

Ringing was very busy with 182 birds of 17 species including 55 Robins, 51 Goldcrests, 34 Meadow Pipits, 2 Bearded Tits and a Kestrel.


Photo by Gary Elton

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler SW/o Beeston Regis Caravan Park in sycamore by railway at 16:45 Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sheringham 17:30 at W/end of golf course + Ring Ouzel NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 6 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines at W/end + 2 Great White Egret on freshmarsh Norfolk 6 Yellow-browed Warbler Reported Titchwell RSPB PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Radde's Warbler near Sea Palling NR12 0UX TG419252
Norfolk 2nd Winter Caspian Gull Cley NWT 18:04 on Simmond's Scrape NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Dusky Warbler Cromer on clifftop N/of lighthouse by steps to beach late a/noon NR27 9HE TG219423
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Salhouse at Gramborough Hill late a/noon + Short-eared Owl NR25 7XW TG085441
Norfolk Little Bunting Thornham Point briefly Norfolk Adult Black Brant Wells at 16:20 with Dark-bellied Brent Geese off lifeboat station viewed towards East Hills NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Horsey at 16:15 N/of Nelson Head Track NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Hemsby at Ormesby Glebe + Yellow-browed Warbler NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk Radde's Warbler Holkham Pines at W/end in reeds 250yds W/of crosstracks at 15:20
Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Trimingham + Jack Snipe NR11 8EG TG279388
Norfolk Little Bunting Brancaster mid a/noon then flew W/towards saltmarsh PE31 8AW TF772438 Norfolk 3 Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods + Ring Ouzel NR23 1DR TF909453
Norfolk Little Bunting NNE/of Wells at East Hills briefly + 2 Yellow-browed Warbler TF925458 Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB by visitor centre at 15:15 PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 2 Red-breasted Flycatcher Warham Greens mid a/noon 1 just W/of Garden Drove & 1 1/2ml W/of Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437 Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Burnham Norton on salmarsh from end of sea wall at 13:15 PE31 8DS TF828441 Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Winterton North Dunes N/of Totem Pole bushes mid a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198 Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Warham Greens at 14:39 1/2ml W/of Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437 Norfolk 4 Yellow-browed Warbler Waxham + Lapland Bunting, 2 Firecrest & Short-eared Owl NR12 0DZ TG440261
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton North Dunes mid a/noon NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 4 Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB + Ring Ouzel on East Trail PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Winterton at Daffes Pond + Lapland Bunting in North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wiveton this mrng NR25 7TG TG040434
Norfolk 2 Great Grey Shrike Horsey at 09:15 along Nelson's Head Track then 1 flew S/ + Yellow-browed Warbler near Horsey Mill NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Thornham in scrub E/of green PE36 6NZ TF737438
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery 1 in N/section & 1 in S/section NR30 1DW TG526082
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holme Dunes NNR in NWT c/pk at 11:20
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Sheringham at 11:15 in garden at 3a Curtis Lane NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery in N/section NR30 1DW TG526082 Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Titchwell RSPB at 10:30 in picnic area but elusive PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Great White Egret Burnham Overy on freshmarsh + 2 Ring Ouzel at E/end of dunes PE31 8JJ TF853449
Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Warham Greens along Garden Drove showing well + Yellow-browed Warbler NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh from Island Hide + 3 Little Stint & Jack Snipe PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Titchwell RSPB + 3 Curlew Sandpiper PE31 8BB TF759436