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Thursday 11th October 2018

 Despite strong southerlies visual migration was clearly taking place with 2 Hobbies, 6 Bearded Tits, 75 Skylarks, a Cetti's Warbler, 2 Yellow-browed Warblers around the reserves, single Chiffchaff and Blackcap recorded, a Ring Ouzel, 26 Blackbirds, 248 Song Thrushes, 221 Redwings, a Mistle Thrush, 14 Robin, 1 Redstart, 1 Grey Wagtail, 28 Meadow Pipits, 3 Rock Pipits, 49 Bramblings, 152 Chaffinches, 3 Crossbills, 12 Siskins, a Snow Bunting and a Hawfinch all recorded during the day.

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Norfolk Short-eared Owl Weybourne Camp mid morning
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly fem/1w.male still late a'noon Waxham c200yds SE of Shangri-la chalet cTG.443.262
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still mid a'noon 4.5mls WNW of Norwich at New Costessey south of A1074 Dereham Road at The Hampdens estate at Victory Grove. Park on Lord Nelson Drive, no parking on Victory Grove NR5 0US
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham c500yds north of Shangri-la chalet at 3.15pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth at Great Yarmouth Cemetery still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells Wood east of The Dell still this a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Little Stint Cley NWT from Daukes' Hide at 2pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Wells behind Beach Cafe early morning
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs 1.5mls NNE of Wells at East Hills +Pied Fly Short-eared Owl c2,000.Song Thrushes cTF.925.458
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still c1.50pm 4.5mls WNW of Norwich at New Costessey south of A1074 Dereham Road at The Hampdens estate at Victory Grove NR5 0US
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs 1.5mls east of Cley +1/2ml east of Walsey Hills +Pied Fly Ring Ouzel
Norfolk 2.Shorelarks Salthouse flew in off sea at Gramborough Hill then flew south
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still late morning 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Kelling along track to Kelling Water Meadow this a'noon
Norfolk 3.Y-br.Wblrs Winterton North Dunes still
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Salthouse flew over Gramborough Hill (Y-br.Wblr by duckpond mid morning)
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still 12.45pm 4.5mls WNW of Norwich at New Costessey south of A1074 Dereham Road at The Hampdens estate at 6.Victory Grove briefly NR5 0US
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Burnham Overy Dunes this morning +Short-eared Owl
Norfolk Barred Warbler Sheringham still just SE of Beeston Bump north of Nelson Road +just west of caravan park south of pit early a'noon
Norfolk Ring Ouzel flew south over Burnham Overy at c12.30pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth at Caister Road Cemetery still
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly fem/1w.male still 11.50am Waxham c200yds south of Shangri-la chalet
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still late morning 4.5mls WNW of Norwich at New Costessey south of A1074 Dereham Road at The Hampdens estate in back garden of 2.Victory Grove NR5 0USNorfolk Y-br.Wblr 1/3ml south of Waxham by sharp bend in coast road 50yds along footpath to dunes at 11.45am
Norfolk Richard's Pipit Warham Greens on saltmarsh 3/4ml north of north end of Garden Drove late morning cTF.942.449
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Waxham late morning
Norfolk Red-breasted Fly fem/1w.male still Waxham c200yds south of Shangri-la chalet at 11amn
Norfolk Short-eared Owl East Runton flew west over Wyndham Holiday Park at c10.45am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cromer flew in off sea by lighthouse
Norfolk Pied Fly Burnham Overy Dunes in bushes at start of boardwalk
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Holme Dunes NWT in trees by visitor centre
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Cley in gardens west of old warden's house tho mobile
Norfolk Hawfinch Holme Dunes NWT in trees by visitor centre briefly
Norfolk no sign of Barred Warbler 1ml east of Cley just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA (but 2.Jack Snipe still)
Norfolk 2.Pec Sands (both juvs) still 2.5mls SE of Brundall at Buckenham Marshes RSPB from hide TG.351.056 NR13 4HW
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Winterton North Dunes at north end 300yds SE of concrete blocks at 9.30am [heard only] TG.487.216
Norfolk Rose-coloured Starling ad still 4.5mls WNW of Norwich at New Costessey south of A1074 Dereham Road at The Hampdens estate at 8.Victory Grove at 9am NR5 0US
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Winterton North Dunes at 8.50am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Honing in gardens by Honing Lock at 8am
Norfolk Jack Snipe y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Norwich flew west over Lakenham at 7.35am