Thursday 13th October 2016

An excellent day for migration with a bigger variety of species noted today. On the sea one Eider, 200 Common Scoters, a Red-throated Diver and 7 Gannets were recorded. Three Water Rails and a Woodcock were seen, and 2 Tawny and 2 Barn Owls were present. Goldcrests continued to arrive with over 250 counted, and 2 Firecrests trapped and ringed at the Observatory during the morning. Also of note were 2 Bearded Tits, 2 Swallows, 2+ Cetti's Warblers, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers, 3 Chiffchaffs, 8 Blackcaps, a Reed Warbler, 3+ Ring Ouzels, a Fieldfare, 20 Blackbirds, 30 Song Thrushes, 80+ Redwings, 5 Mistle Thrushes, 300+ Robins, 2 Stonechats, a Rock Pipit, 26 Bramblings, 15 Redpolls, 10 Siskins, a Lapland Bunting and 15 Reed Buntings counted during the day.

Ringing totals were 178 new birds of 18 species including 76 Robins, 54 Goldcrests, 2 Firecrests, 3 Redpolls, and 2 Bearded Tits.

One of several Redwing trapped and ringed - Holme Bird Obs, October 2016
Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods at 16:30 near W/end of Beach Huts NR23 1DR TF909453 Norfolk Olive-backed Pipit Wells Woods early a/noon at SW/end of Drinking Pool 50yds N/of main track NR23 1DR TF909453
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Sheringham Park NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Stiffkey Campsite Wood NR23 1QF TF964439
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Cley NWT late a/noon + Short-eared Owl NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Dunes on beach NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 3 Caspian Gull (2 Adult + 1 2nd Winter) Cley NWT on Simmond's Scrape this evng NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Wells Woods 13:00 at W/end of Dell NR23 1DR TF909453 Norfolk 2 Yellow-browed Warbler Holme NOA + Lapland Bunting & 3 Ring Ouzel TF717450 Norfolk Richard's Pipit Scolt Head Island NNR in dunes at E/end early a/noon + Lapland Bunting, 2 Ring Ouzel, Redstart & 2 Mealy Redpoll PE31 8DS TF821459
Norfolk Adult Glaucous Gull Reported Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh at 07:45 then flew W/ PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Adult Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Fieldat 17:15 with Dark-bellied Brent Geese NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 8 Lapland Bunting NNE/of Wells at East Hills this mrng + Yellow-browed Warbler, Firecrest & Possible Lesser Whitethroat (eastern form) TF925458
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Holkham Pines at 15:55 at Meals House with tit flock but mobile
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT from Lyle Hide & Friends Hide PE14 9TN TL548946 Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Dunes in dunes S/of fence 200yds E/f boardwalk at 14:00 PE31 8JJ TF879455 Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Happisburgh on W/side off muck heap by old coastguard lookout at 13:00 NR12 0PR TG384309
Norfolk 4 Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines between Lady Anne's Drive & W/end this a/noon Norfolk Dusky Warbler Weybourne at 11:10 by mound but elusive + Yellow-browed Warbler in sycamores & 2 Mealy Redpoll S/of mound NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Stiffkey Campsite Wood 11:55 at E/end NR23 1QF TF964439
Norfolk Probable Richard's Pipit Salthouse S/of Gramborough Hill but mobile NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Red-breasted Flycatcher Wells in brambles on footpath by 1st farm track E/on on A149 at 10:15 NR23 1AR TF917437
Norfolk 2 Lapland Bunting Thornham Point but mobile Norfolk 2 Shorelark Great Yarmouth at North Denes late mrng but mobile + 2 Lapland Bunting, Ring Ouzel & Mealy Redpoll
Norfolk 17 Common Crane Welney WWT between main hide & Lyle Hide late mrng PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy Staithe at 11:00 E/of c/pk
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Holkham Pines 200yds W/of N/end of Lady Anne's Drive at 11:23 Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler King's Lynn in town centre at Hodpital Walk PE30 2QA TF631204 Norfolk Barred Warbler Burnham Overy in hawthorn 200yds NE/of c/pk PE31 8JJ TF853449 Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Warham Greens 10:20 at N/end of Garden Drove + Merlin over NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk Dusky Warbler E/of Cromer at 09:30 at W/end of golf course, on clifftop slope 200yds NNE/of lighthouse near fenced off area NR27 9HE TG219423
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Warham Greens at end of Garden Drove NR23 1QD TF943437