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Sunday 23rd October 2016

Another good day of north-easterlies with a few highlights, including a surprise catch of 3 Water Pipits early this morning, a Woodcock flying along the edge of Broadwater mid morning, a Short-eared Owl hunting the grazing marsh, and Merlin, Kingfisher, Bearded Tit, 3 Swallows, a Cetti's Warbler, at least one Lesser Whitethroat still present along the east bank, a Richard's Pipit on the NWT grazing marsh, 24 Waxwings flying over east, 6 Rock Pipits, 17 Bramblings, 12 Redpolls, and 5 Siskins also noted.

At Redwell Marsh there was no further sign of yesterday's Dusky Warbler, but a Yellow-browed Warbler and 3 Chiffchaffs were still present in the area.

Norfolk Newsfrom Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes 400 yds W/of N/end boardwalk at 16:15 + Desert Wheatear at W/end & Pallas's Warbler PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes W/of N/end boardwalk at Gun Hill at 10:00 + Female Desert Wheatear at far west end PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk No Further Sign of Black-throated Thrush N/of Brancaster Staithe at NE/end of royal West Norfolk Golf Club by 13:33 PE31 8BJ TF794442
Norfolk 1st Winter Male Siberian Stonechat Blakeney Point at Long Hills at midday NR25 7DJ TG007464
Norfolk Female Desert Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes at 11:25 W/of gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455 Norfolk Dusky Warbler Titchwell RSPB at 16:00 in trees at start of main path PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk 6 Shorelark Titchwell RSPB at 10:00 in dunes PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Shorelark Winterton North Beach Norfolk 11 Shorelark Holkham Bay E/of Burnham Gap at 16:32 on saltmarsh NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk Dusky Warbler Walsey Hills NOA tho elusive at 16:45 NR25 7SA TG062439
Norfolk No Sign of Dusky Warbler Holme next the Sea + Richard's Pipit, 24 Waxwing, Yellow-browed Warbler & 3 Water Pipit & Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Deadman's Wood E/of track between A149 & clifftop in stubble field N/of railway at 15:05 NR25 7EZ TG128435
Norfolk 6 Shorelark Trimingham in field 1/2ml W/of clifftop wood this a'noon NR11 8EG TG279388
Norfolk 4 Common Crane flew SW/over Peddars Way, Thetford at 13:20 IP24 2EP TL873826 Norfolk Shorelark Great Yarmouth at South Denes
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide NR23 1RN TF888439 Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Burnham Overy Dunes at Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Buxton Heath along E/side at 09:00 but mobile
Norfolk Dusky Warbler Walsey Hills NOA along W/side NR25 7SA TG062439 Norfolk Ring Ouzel Burnham Overy Dunes + Jack Snipe PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 2 Snow Bunting Trimingham in field 1/2ml W/of clifftop wood this a'noon NR11 8EG TG279388
Norfolk 31 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB NR13 4HW TG351056 Norfolk Jack Snipe Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from reception hide NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk 15 Waxwing flew E/over Whirligig Norfolk 2 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Burnham Overy Staithe at 15:21 in field near gates to boardwalk
Norfolk No Sign of Waxwing Burnham Norton PE31 8DS TF828441
Norfolk 10 Waxwing between windmill & Burnham Thorpe in bushes at 13:30
Norfolk Black Redstart Scratby at E/end of Seagull Road
Norfolk No Further Sign of Waxwing Burnham Norton by 11:00 PE31 8DS TF828441
Norfolk Snow Bunting Sheringham at 10:05 by The Leas c/pk NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk No Sign of Waxwing Burnham Norton at 09:40 PE31 8DS TF828441
Norfolk 13 Waxwing Hunstanton at 09:30 in Hawthorn scrub behind Riverside caravan park on edge of Hunstanton Golf Course PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Cley NWT from Babcock Hide on Walting Water NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Ring Ouzel Sheringham at 08:50 in copper beech then flew/N NR26 8BQ TG159435 Norfolk 12 Waxwing Burnham Norton 300yds from windmill in hawthorn by sluice along coast path at 08:15 PE31 8DS TF828441