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Thursday 7th June 2018

The obvious highlight today was a female Red-breasted Flycatcher trapped and ringed in the morning, moving through with a tit flock. Other birds seen included 2 Crossbills, Grey Wagtail and Greenshank.

 Red-breasted Flycatcher in the hand - Holme Bird Obs, June 2018 © Roger Skeen

Norfolk News from RARE BIRD ALERT
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Norfolk Caspian Gull 1s (German-ringed) Thetford on SW side off London Road at Burrell Way this evng. Also 1s.Caspian Gull this a'noon
Norfolk 12.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still 5.30pm 2/3ml ESE of Surlingham at Wheatfen Broad at Ted Ellis NR at north end by path 300yds west of R.Yare viewed from bench in reeds on same side of track as bench +showing well TG.328.063 NR14 7AL
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh +6.Spoonbills still
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still 3.10pm 2/3ml ESE of Surlingham at Wheatfen Broad at Ted Ellis NR at north end by path 300yds west of River Yare in willows near seat then flew to reeds east of path TG.328.063 NR14 7AL
Norfolk Black Redstart 1s.male singing still Norwich at Bedford Street on spire of former NatWest bank at 1.21pm
Norfolk Garganey Welney WWT still
Norfolk Osprey flew east over Hickling Broad NWT at 12.58pm
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still midday 2/3ml ESE of Surlingham at Wheatfen Broad at Ted Ellis NR at north end by path 300yds west of River Yare in willows in reedbed TG.328.063 NR14 7AL
Norfolk Garganey fem Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly Holme NOA trapped +ringed late morning
Norfolk 10.Little Gulls Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Marsh Warbler singing still 2/3ml ESE of Surlingham at Wheatfen Broad at Ted Ellis NR at north end by path 300yds west of River Yare in willows in reedbed +showing TG.328.063 NR14 7AL