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Thursday 19th October 2017

Another day of good visual migration including a Great White Egret and 11 Grey Herons west, 6 Snipe, 2 Kingfishers, 2 Bearded Tits, 1 Sand Martin, 20 Swallows, 5 Cetti's Warblers, a Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcaps, a Lesser Whitethroat, 2000+ Starlings, a Ring Ouzel, 55 Blackbirds, 3 Fieldfares, 80 Song Thrushes, 280+ Redwings, 2 Mistle Thrushes, 10 Robins, a Stonechat, 3 Grey Wagtails, 3 Pied Wagtails, 100 Meadow Pipits, 35 Rock Pipits, 39 Bramblings, 250+ Chaffinches, 6 Redpolls, 5 Crossbills, 40 Goldfinches, 12 Siskins and 25+ Reed Buntings.

Ringing was productive with 62 new birds of 14 species, including 3 Rock Pipits, 20 Reed Buntings, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Brambling and 12 Redwings.

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods by path on west side of caravan park at 1.45pm
Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT still 2.37pm over West Bank opposite Eye Field with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches flew NE over Kettlestone at 2.20pm
Norfolk Osprey Thetford circled over Nunnery Lakes NR at 1pm then flew off
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Cromer on clifftop 400yds east of lighthouse
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Holkham Pines in field at west end at 1.13pm
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Salthouse at Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton in oaks in South Valley at 12.38pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Warham Greens in quarry east of Garden Drove at 1.15pm +ringtail Hen Harrier over saltmarsh
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Cley at 11am
Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT in Eye Field at 1.05pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk possible Amur Wagtail (form leucopsis) Burnham Deepdale briefly (+Great White Egret Woodlark Hawfinch)
Norfolk 4.Hawfinches Great Yarmouth Cemetery in north section at 12.50pm +Firecrest Ring Ouzel
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings Warham Greens on saltmarsh by bridge at 12.48pm
Norfolk Woodlark Holkham Pines flew over near Joe Jordan Hide at 12.45pm
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still
Norfolk Cattle Egret just east of Stiffkey still in cattle field south of A149
Norfolk Great White Egret Titchwell RSPB +Crossbill
Norfolk Balearic S'water flew south past Horsey at 10.17am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Happisburgh flew in off sea at 12.09pm
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Caister still on beach near Haven holiday camp at 11.25am TG.524.130
Norfolk RADDE'S WARBLER Holkham Pines c100yds east of west end on south side in reeds at 11.35am tho elusive
Norfolk Lapland Bunting 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills at 11.41am (+Y-br.Wblr Black Redstart Ring Ouzel)
Norfolk Great White Egret flew west over Stiffkey Campsite Wood at 11.15am
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Snettisham Coastal Park in field north of crossbank between sea wall +channel at 10.50am
Norfolk 2+Y-br.Wblrs Winterton at Hermanus restaurant +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Wells on estuary at 11am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Cawston Heath in paddock hedgerow at 10am
Norfolk Curlew Sand juv Breydon Water still. Black Redstart by bridge
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Warham Greens flew south over concrete pad at 9.37am
Norfolk Black Redstart Cley NWT still at visitor centre
Norfolk Hawfinch Norwich flew over Wensum Lodge at 2.25am [heard only]