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Friday, 21 October 2016


Norfolk Bird News via 'Rare Bird Alert'
Siberian Chiffchaff (probable) west of the toilet block by The Dell, Waxwings x 2 flew west, Yellow-browed Warblers x 2, Ring Ouzels x 2, Firecrest, Water Pipit, Twite, Crossbill, Common Cranes x 2 flew east at Wells Woods.
Pomarine Skua flew over beach at Wells.
Waxwing in garden at Hemsby.
Yellow-browed Warbler in garden at Earlham Marshes.
Waxwings x 2 in hawthorn by sea wall at Burnham Overy Staithe.
Long-tailed Duck at Winterton.
Spoonbill, Jack Snipe, Little Stint, Velvet Scoter, Curlew Sandpipers x 2, Slavonian Grebe, Yellow-browed Warbler at Titchwell RSPB.
Shorelark, Black Redstart at South Denes, Great Yarmouth.
Common Cranes x 2 flew east over Old Woman's Lane, Tundra Peregrine (form Calidus) possible, flew west, Little Auk flew west, Little Stint on Pat's Pool, Caspian Gull on Simmond's Scrape at Cley NWT.
Hoopoe on The Street 300yds south of A149 at Kelling.
Whinchat at Kelling Hard.
Waxwings x 2 at village hall, Trimingham.
Whinchat, Spotted Redshank at Warham Greens.
Waxwings x 5, Crossbill in pines at the Firs, Short-eared Owl at Holme Dunes NWT.
Lesser Whitethroat (possibly of an eastern form) trapped and ringed at Holme NOA.
Great White Egrets x 2, Firecrest, Yellow-browed Warblers x 2 at Holkham.
Snow Bunting by The Leas, Little Auks x 2, Lapland Bunting, Little Gulls x 9, Velvet Scoter, Short-eared Owl at Sheringham.
PALLAS'S WARBLER in bushes before Gun Hill, Waxwings x 5 flew south over Gun Hill, Little Auk dead on beach at Burnham Overy Dunes.
LITTLE BUNTING 200yds north of Braddock Avenue car park, Great Grey Shrike at West Caister at Caister-on-Sea.
RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL (Dave Andrews) at East Hills, Wells.
SIBERIAN STONECHAT (probably form maurus) 1w male at The Hood at 3.04pm, Blakeney Point.
Hoopoe at Blakeney Point then flew south over Blakeney Harbour between Morston and Stiffkey.
Yellow-browed Warbler at Abbey, Wymondham.
Yellow-browed Warbler at Muckleburgh Hill, Weybourne.
Jack Snipe at Strumpshaw Fen RSPB.
Snow Bunting at North Beach, Heacham.
Great Grey Shrike at Lusty Hills, UEA, Norwich.
Yellow-browed Warbler in garden at top of Harbour Road at Brancaster Staithe.
Northern Bullfinch, Short-eared Owl, Twite, locustella warbler sp. at Scolt Head Island NNR.
Hen Harrier at Claxton Marsh.
Little Auk, Little Gulls x 8 at Walcott.

MEGA! PALE-LEGGED OR SAKHALIN LEAF WARBLER DEAD at lighthouse garden, Agnes, Isles of Scilly DNA analysis should confirm which species it actually is, and it should therefore be a first for Britain.
MEGA! ISABELLINE WHEATEAR in 2nd field south of boatyard, Easington, Yorkshire.
MEGA! WESTERN ORPHEAN WARBLER just north of Finstown by A966 in first garden south of crossroads, Mainland, Orkney.
MEGA! ISABELLINE WHEATEAR at Loch of Spiggie at Noss junction, Shetland.
MEGA! PINE BUNTING mainland, north of Hillwell at Brake in stubble field, 1/2 west of Brake Farm at Loch of Hillwell, Shetland.
MEGA! DALMATIAN PELICAN near Pinkson Creek, viewable from Camel Trail, Cornwall.
MEGA! HUDSONIAN WHIMBREL, 4 miles east of Penzance, 500yds west of Perranuthnoe at Boat Cove, Cornwall.
MEGA! WESTERN PURPLE SWAMPHEN again, 8 miles north of Scunthorpe at Alkborough Flats Nature Reserve, Lincolnshire. 

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