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Thursday 26th October 2017

A busier day today with highlights including a Firecrest trapped and ringed, 70+ Black-tailed Godwits, a Spotted Redshank and 4 Ruff over the grazing marsh, 2 Cetti's Warblers, a Chiffchaff, a female Blackcap, 30 Blackbirds, 10 Song Thrushes, 35 Redwings, a Grey Wagtail, 25 Meadow Pipits, 15 Rock Pipits, 3 Bramblings, 15 Redpolls, 6 Siskins and 35 Reed Buntings.

Other ringing highlights included 3 Rock Pipits, a Chiffchaff and 5 Redpolls.

Large White and Red Admiral butterflies were still on the wing, and a Buff Footman was a surprise in the moth trap.

Firecrest ringed at HBO this morning

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Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck south of Brancaster in beet field by Mill Road with 2,000.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Aylmerton in hawthorn hedge north of common
Norfolk Ruddy Shelduck Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh +2.Little Stints
Norfolk Black Redstart Great Yarmouth North Denes. Curlew Sand Breydon Water
Norfolk Black Redstart Great Yarmouth North Denes. Curlew Sand Breydon Water
Norfolk Snow Bunting Cley in beach car park at 2.58pm
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach still 2.58pm between red markers 1/2ml north of car park
Norfolk 15.Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Snow Bunting Snettisham RSPB between 2nd +3rd hide at 2.29pm
Norfolk Snow Bunting Horsey in dunes by Crinkle Gap at 11.05am
Norfolk Black Redstart Heacham South Beach near chalets
Norfolk 4.Little Stints 1/2ml NNE of Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk 3.Little Stints 1/2ml NNE of Kelling north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow +Curlew Sand Spotted Redshank Jack Snipe TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk 19.Hawfinches flew over Titchwell RSPB by 10.30am +Great White Egret flew east
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham NNR still from Lady Anne's Drive at 10.49am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton North Beach still near marker.40 at 10.20am
Norfolk Hawfinch Whitlingham Ctry Park flew north over west end of Great Broad at 8.02am
Norfolk 9.Hawfinches flew over Denver Sluice
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Trimingham in clifftop scrub near bench
Norfolk 14.Hawfinches flew over Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Sabine's Gull juv flew west past Sheringham at 8.10am