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Saturday 14th October 2017

Another blustery day, on the sea 215 Brents, 488 Common Scoters, 15 Gannets and 2 Great Crested Grebes were seen. A Short-eared Owl was on the NWT reserve mid morning and a Water Rail was calling in the reeds near the Observatory. Migrants were limited again today with single Chiffchaff and Blackcap on the reserve, 4 Song Thrushes, 7 Redwings, a Stonechat, 6 Rock Pipits and 4 Siskins the only passage birds of note.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Taiga Bean Goose still 3.05pm Burnham Overy in field east of track 300yds north of A149
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Happisburgh
Norfolk Taiga Bean Goose still 1.20pm Burnham Overy on pool east of bend in sea wall with Pink-footed Geese TF.854.448
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Great Yarmouth North Beach still 11.30am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton still midday at Low Road 50yds east of Empsons Loke
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv Eccles-on-Sea offshore 11.40am-midday
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holkham Park near car park
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still
Norfolk Snow Bunting flew north over Caister-on-Sea
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches west of Holkham at The Brickyard Campsite briefly 8.50am then flew south
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv still 1/2ml NNE of Kelling +north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadows (+2.Quail reported +6.Curlew Sands) TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk WHITE-BILLED DIVER flew south past Hemsby mid morning (earlier flew south past Walcott +Eccles-on-Sea)
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton still at Low Road
Norfolk Hawfinch Titchwell RSPB flew west over car park at 9am +Y-br.Wblr still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Salthouse in hedge by Cross Street c100yds south of A149 at 8.40am
Norfolk Taiga Bean Goose still Burnham Overy in stubble field by A149 layby with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Thorpe-next- Haddiscoe in garden
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Great Yarmouth North Beach