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Wednesday 15th November 2017

A misty but calm day allowed for some ringing during the morning with a Yellow-browed Warbler caught which was very much the surprise of the day. A flock of around fifty Black-tailed|Godwits were on the grazing marsh and at nearby Thornham Harbour the Twite were again present with 15 recorded.
Yellow-browed Warbler- Holme Bird Obs, Nov 2017

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Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Weybourne offshore late a'noon
Norfolk Dartford Wblr Winterton South Dunes below chalet park in gorse opposite orange Life Saver sign at 1.45pm
Norfolk 90.Snow Buntings Blakeney Point c1/4ml from Lifeboat Station by track near seal fence mid a'noon
Norfolk 14.Shorelarks still Happisburgh on beach at 1.50pm (+30.Snow Buntings still)
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Salthouse on beach at north end of Beach Road at 1.10pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Blakeney Point north of boardwalk
Norfolk 7.Shorelarks still Happisburgh in field by lighthouse car park (+30.Snow Buntings still on beach)
Norfolk Iceland Gull 2w flew east past Kelling Hard at 12.25pm
Norfolk 2.Iceland Gulls Cley NWT along beach by beach car park early a'noon
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme NOA trapped, ringed +released late morning
Norfolk 85.Snow Buntings Blakeney Point
Norfolk 5.Hawfinches Felbrigg Hall NT still by orangery
Norfolk Iceland Gull juv Cley NWT off East Bank at 10.15am
Norfolk 2.Hawfinches flew west over Thorpe- next-Haddiscoe at 8.30am
Norfolk Great White Egret Hockwold Washes