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Wednesday 11th October 2017

A very breezy day with largely south westerly winds resulting in unsurprisingly little in the way of migration with three Grey Wagtails, four Rock Pipits, two Bramblings and a Siskin the only passerines of note. A Short-eared Owl was on Redwell Marsh early morning along with an impressive count of 74 Black-tailed Godwits. Three Red-throated Divers were noted on the sea.

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Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Burnham Overy between sea wall +A149 at 11.50am
Norfolk Glaucous Gull ad reported Cley NWT from Babcock Hide at 9.40am then flew east
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods still 12.05pm at The Dell
Norfolk Red-necked Phal juv y'day still 1/2ml NNE of Kelling +north of A149 at Kelling Water Meadow in evng (+juv.Curlew Sand Spotted Redshank) TG.094.436 NR25 7EF
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer on beach this morning
Norfolk Osprey juv Holkham Park still at lake this a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still from Joe Jordan Hide at 11.17am +ringtail Hen Harrier
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Woods north of main track 500yds west of drinking pool
Norfolk 2.Little Stints Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk escaped Demoiselle Crane ad y'day Burnham Deepdale [wing-clipped]
Norfolk presumed escaped Demoiselle Crane ad on 24th August west of Stiffkey [appeared to be wing-clipped]
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr y'day Burgh Castle