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Sunday 16th October 2016

A wash out in the morning with strong southerlies severely impeding migration. A Great Grey Shrike was in the area west of the car parks but there was little else of particular note. Thrushes, Skylarks and finches continued to battle their way in during the day.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 2 Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods at 16:00 S/of W/end of beach chalets NR23 1DR TF909453
Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods near drinking pool at 11:50. NR23 1DR TF909453
Norfolk Probable Olive-backed Pipit Bacton Bacon Wood by main track from Ridlington road briefly at 10:00
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holme Dunes NNR in area Norfolk 8 Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB + 3 Yellow-browed Warbler, Ring Ouzel & 8 Twite PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 5 Shorelark Trimingham in 2nd field W/of clifftop wood NR11 8EG TG279388
Norfolk Radde's Warbler Warham Greens at 16:40 along Garden Drove 40yds S/of N/end but elusive NR23 1QD TF943437 Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Holme NOA W/of C/pk TF717450
Norfolk Cattle Egret Blakeney Freshmarsh at 15:53 on N/side with cattle viewable from sea wall Norfolk Cattle Egret Blakeney Freshmarsh mid a/noon, viewable from Friary Hills NT
Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes at 14:55 N/of A149 by track to dunes in hedge S/of Sea wall PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Radde's Warbler Warham Greens mid a/noon along Garden Drove midway between concrete pad & N/end NR23 1QD TF943437 Norfolk Cattle Egret Friary Hill NT at 13:55 but elusive
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Blakeney at Friary Hills NT NR25 7DJ TG007464
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey Campsite Wood midday today. + Ring Ouzel & Hen Harrier NR23 1QF TF964439 Norfolk Dusky Warbler Cromer at W/end of golf course NE/of lighthouse in fenced-off area at 12:35. NR27 9HE TG219423
Norfolk Cattle Egret Cley NWT 12:50 Blakeney Freshes with cattle. NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Radde's Warbler Warham Greens 12 midday along Garden Drove btwn concrete pad and N/end. NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Winterton-on-Sea in lighthouse garden.
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Great Yarmouth Cemetery NR30 1DW TG526082
Norfolk Radde's Warbler Warham Greens at 09:30 along Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437 Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes by track to dunes in bushes 300yds S/of sea wall PE31 8JJ TF879455 Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Staithe by sea wall
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods at Pinewoods Holiday Park NR23 1DR TF909453 Norfolk Radde's Warbler Warham Greens along Garden Drove between concrete pad & N/end showing well NR23 1QD TF943437 Norfolk 3 Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB this mrng + 2 Little Stint & 2 Yellow-browed Warbler PE31 8BB TF759436