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Thursday 28th September 2017

Rain continued all through the morning but had clearly dropped some migrants including 150+ Swallows, 4 Cetti's Warblers, 5 Yellow-browed Warblers, 8+ Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Redwing, single Pied and Spotted Flycatchers, 2 Redstarts, 1 Wheatear, 2 Rock Pipits, 1 Brambling and 2 Siskins.

A Barred Hook-tip was in the moth trap.

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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery at east side of North Section
Norfolk 9+Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods between Lady Ann's Drive +Wells Woods car park
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods in birches south of toilet block
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Kelling Water Meadows between copse +school at midday
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines at west end at midday
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods by main track 400yds west of drinking pool +3.Redstarts
Norfolk Curlew Sand Hockwold Washes at 12.30pm +2.juv.Little Stints 2.Garganey
Norfolk 2.Pied Flys Burnham Overy Dunes at east end at 10am +2.Redstarts
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods just east of drinking pool at 11.30am
Norfolk Pied Fly Holme Dunes in dead tree on beach path at 9.15am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Blakeney Point on shingle ridge just north of Halfway House at 11.15am +showing well +2.Redstarts
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens along Garden Drove
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB by Fen Hide at 7am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham just north of Shangri-La chalet at 10am with tit flock
Norfolk 24+Little Stints Cley NWT still on North Scrape at 7.30am +2.juv.Curlew Sands
Norfolk 4.Y-br.Wblrs Holme: 2.entrance gate, 1.Holme NWT, 1.Redwell Marsh. Also Pied Fly
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB in bushes by Island Hide +showing well
Norfolk 5.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Burnham Overy Dunes at east end 100yds west of Holkham Pines
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth Cemetery still in NW corner of South Section +Firecrest
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Burnham Overy Dunes just east of boardwalk along fence at 7.56am