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Friday 27th October 2017

Northerlies delivered relatively little in terms of ringing today with just 23 new birds and 10 recaptures including a female Blackcap, female Firecrest, and Lesser Whitethroat. On the sea a single Long-tailed Duck, 2 Common Scoters, a Goldeneye, 2 Red-throated Divers, 8 Gannets, 2 Great Crested Grebes, 3 Razorbills, 7 Guillemots, 26 unidentified auks, and 5 Kittiwakes. Over 2,500 Starlings passed through west during the day.

Small Copper, Wall Brown, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell and Large White were all on the wing together with 5 Migrant Hawkers and 6 Common Darters.

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Norfolk Black Redstart Holkham Pines at Meals House at 2.55pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr North Creake in garden at 2.15pm
Norfolk 2.Little Stints 1/2ml NNE of Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow +Curlew Sand Spotted Redshank Jack Snipe. 2.Shags Sheringham lingering offshore this morning
Norfolk 2.Little Stints 1/2ml NNE of Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow +Curlew Sand Spotted Redshank Jack Snipe. 2.Shags Sheringham lingering offshore this morning
Norfolk Black Brant ad Salthouse still 1.38pm by Iron Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Snettisham Coastal Park flew south north of Crossbank at 11.50am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Salthouse by Iron Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 2.Pom Skuas flew past Winterton
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in flooded cattle field south of A149
Norfolk 2.Leach's Petrels flew west past Sheringham by 11.15am (+3.Arctic Skuas 9.Bonxies)
Norfolk 4.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB on tidal marsh at 11.14am
Norfolk Leach's Petrel Burnham Overy Dunes off Gun Hill at 10.29am
Norfolk 3.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum