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Friday 13th October 2017

Strong westerlies today kept migration at bay, but bird highlights included 136 Brent Geese, 1000 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 14 Gannets, a Great Crested Grebe and an Arctic Skua on the sea, while on land 500 Golden Plover and 150 Lapwings were on fields south of the A149, a Kingfisher was near the footpath from Drove Orchards, 12 Redwings passed overhead during the day, a Stonechat was near Thornham Harbour, 6 Rock Pipits and 2 Siskins were also seen.

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Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Titchwell RSPB on Fen Trail at 1pm
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still 11am on west side of lake tho mobile
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton still at Low Road by substation at 1.40pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting flew west over Weybourne early morning (+Tree Pipit flew east)
Norfolk escaped Demoiselle Crane ad Docking flew south over east side at 12.49pm [wing-clipped]
Norfolk 3,631.Little Gulls flew south past Hemsby 7.15am-11.15am
Norfolk Grey Phal 1w Titchwell RSPB still 12.10pm on freshmarsh but no sign of Dotterel
Norfolk Serin Hunstanton flew over cliffs at 8.20am
Norfolk Snow Bunting Great Yarmouth South Denes on beach just north of harbour wall
Norfolk 2+Pom Skuas flew south past Winterton (+5,000+Little Gulls)
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still 10.27am on west side of lake in dead tree north of monument
Norfolk Black Redstart Happisburgh at Wenn Evans Centre then flew towards village at 9.50am
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv still 1/2ml NNE of Kelling +north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadows at 10am (+3.Curlew Sands still +Spotted Redshank still +Jack Snipe flew over) TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still at lake at 10am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods at 9.35am with tit flock
Norfolk Richard's Pipit flew west over Burnham Overy Staithe at 7.40am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB on Fen Trail
Norfolk Grey Phal Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh (Y-br.Wblr in willows in reedbed)
Norfolk 18+Little Stints y'day Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide +3.Curlew Sands