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Thursday 18th October 2018

Highlights today were 3 Water Rails calling from the Broadwater, 4 Bearded Tits along the east bank, a single Swallow passing through, 3 Cetti's Warblers, a Yellow-browed Warbler at the west end of the reserve, single Chiffchaff, a Whitethroat trapped and ringed, a male Stonechat also on the east bank, a Wheatear on the grazing marsh, 6 Rock Pipits, 21 Bramblings, 8 Siskins and a Snow Bunting along the beach.

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Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Dunes still 3.10pm c100yds west of boardwalk
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Weybourne Camp
Norfolk 1+Ring Ouzel Beeston Bump south of pit
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Overy on pool at junction of paths
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Horsey Gap in bushes at c10am
Norfolk still no further sign of Y-br.Wblr Thetford at Nun's Bridges early a'noon
Norfolk 4+Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines this morning
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Holkham Pines still beyond Meals House at midday
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Dunes still 1.40pm c200yds east of start of boardwalk in bush south of fence
Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings Salthouse flew west over Gramborough Hill early a'noon
Norfolk Black Brant (or hybrid) flew west past Kelling at 1.20pm with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk again no sign of Two-barred Greenish Warbler Holkham Pines (but 2+Y-br.Wblrs)
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Dunes still 1.10pm at end of boardwalk
Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Burnham Overy Dunes midway between Holkham Pines +boardwalk at 12.50pm tho mobile
Norfolk Ring Ouzel Great Yarmouth Cemetery briefly +Y-br.Wblr still
Norfolk Ring Ouzel ad.male Glandford at Cley Spy in meadow briefly
Norfolk Hawfinch Old Hunstanton flew inland at 10.15am
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Wells Woods still by campsite at 10.34am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Great Yarmouth in sycamores by surgery on Tar Works Road
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Thetford at Nun's Bridges early morning but no further sign by 9.55am
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB along Meadow Trail. 2.Spotted Redshanks freshmarsh
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Beeston Common along south path south thru gardens
Norfolk 1+Y-br.Wblr Hunstanton in corner of Tesco car park. Y'day 2.Y-br.Wblrs