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Saturday 23rd September 2017

A quieter day with southerly winds, highlights included 70 Brent Geese passing offshore, 60 Wigeon, 49 Teal, 4 Eiders, 526 Common Scoters, 4 Red-throated Divers, a summer plumage Great Northern Diver, 45 Gannets, 3 Great Crested Grebes, a Razorbill and 20 Sandwich Terns. Also of note were 2 Med Gulls, 2 Kingfishers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a single Sand Martin and Swallow, 6 House Martins, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a pair of Stonechats in the dunes, and a juvenile Peregrine hunting near Thornham Harbour.

A notable moth was in the traps; a Dark Spectacle - last caught at the NOA reserve back in 2006.


Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Pec Sand juv Potter Heigham Marshes still this a'noon (+Little Stint). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk Pied Fly Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk White Stork (unringed) east of Long Stratton still at Rhees Green at 1.30pm
Norfolk Cattle Egret Stiffkey still 1.20pm south of A149 in cattle field east of village
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still 1.10pm behind visitor centre
Norfolk no sign of juv.Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr 3/4ml NE of Burnham Overy Staithe by 1.20pm. View only from path, do not enter fields +do not enter reedbeds. Wardens will attend the site regularly throughout the day TF.853.448 PE31 8JF
Norfolk Cattle Egret Stiffkey still south of A149 in cattle field east of village at 10.58am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still along entrance track
Norfolk 12.Little Stints Cley NWT on Simmonds' Scrape +3.Curlew Sands
Norfolk Pec Sand juv Potter Heigham Marshes still 6.45am (+Great White Egret). Use car park by A149 at Lathams (£8.50 per day) +take path ENE
Norfolk 3.Caspian Gulls (ad +2.1w) y'day Cley NWT in evng +Little Stint
Norfolk 3.Curlew Sands Breydon Water +3.Spotted Redshanks. ringtail Hen Harrier flew south at 8.35am
Norfolk Pallas's Grasshopper Wblr site: view only from footpaths, do not enter fields +do not enter reedbeds. Wardens will attend the site regularly throughout the day
Norfolk 2.Little Stints (both juvs) y'day Buckenham Marshes RSPB still
Norfolk Barred Wblr 1w on Monday Scolt Head Island NNR (+Pied Fly 2.Spoonbills)
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh