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28th October 2023

Norfolk Ornithologists Association - NOA

An excellent migration day. A Pallas’ Warbler was trapped and ringed and showing in the pines to the north of the Observatory early afternoon. Also recorded were 3 Water Rails, 2000+ Oystercatchers, 5000+ Knot, a Kingfisher, 4 Bearded Tits, a Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcaps, 7,500+ Starlings, 200+ Blackbirds, 150+ Fieldfares, 3 Song Thrushes, 400+ Redwings, 25+ Robins, 2 Stonechats, 2 Rock Pipits, 12 Bramblings, 2 Bullfinches, 3 Redpolls, a Crossbill in the pines, 5 Siskins and 14 Cattle Egrets on the grazing marshes. Redwings and Fieldfares continued to move through all day.

In the moth traps 6 Rusty-Dot Pearls, 2 Large Wainscots, a Red-green Carpet, Green Brindled Crescent and Turnip were caught. Four Migrant Hawkers, 4 Common Darters and 4 Red Admirals were still on the wing.

Norfolk Hoopoe Limpenhoe at Hill Farm till 2.55pm around large hay bales then flew south
Norfolk 2.Y-br.Wblrs Titchwell RSPB (+2.Hawfinches Black-necked Grebe 2.Red-necked Grebes 3.Slav Grebes) c52.9638,0.6063
Norfolk Waxwing Titchwell RSPB flew west over Fen Hide c52.9638,0.6063
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Cley NWT still 1.52pm flew west over West Bank c52.9543,1.0562
Norfolk Pom Skua flew east past Cromer 7.30am-11am (+Short-eared Owl flew west) c52.9339,1.3014
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail west of Cley NWT again flew east c52.9543,1.0562
Norfolk Snow Bunting Snettisham Coastal Park at Ken Hill Marshes c52.8838,0.4620
Norfolk 4.Waxwings King’s Lynn at Hardwick Industrial Estate this morning
Norfolk 2.Waxwings Holkham flew east over Lady Anne’s Drive at 1.10pm c52.9671,0.8141
Norfolk Pallas’s Warbler Holme NOA by seawatching hide at c12.50pm +showing well c52.9737,0.5510
Norfolk 7.Hawfinches Lynford Arboretum in paddock 52.5103,0.6805
Norfolk Ring Ouzel male Wells Woods south of main footpath west of Pinewood Holiday Park at 12.20pm c52.9716,0.8408
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Brancaster at golf course by club house at 12.15pm c52.9742,0.6364
Norfolk Black Redstart Wells on lifeboat station at 12.15pm 52.9729,0.8514
Norfolk Short-eared Owl flew SW over Honing at 12.02pm c52.7944,1.4489
Norfolk Short-eared Owl NE of Salthouse on grazing marsh between Gramborough Hill +Kelling Hard c52.9541,1.1039
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Sheringham over west end of seafront c52.9459,1.2069
Norfolk Hawfinch Titchwell RSPB still 10.45am in car park by paddock gates c52.9629,0.6064
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Happisburgh near Coastwatch by public footpath NW of horse paddocks at 9.50am c52.8135,1.5571
Norfolk Hawfinch Titchwell RSPB in car park near toilet block c52.9629,0.6064
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Cley NWT flew past beach car park 52.9651,1.0483
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Holkham Bay still on sea at Holkham Gap at 9.25am c52.9787,0.8066
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr Titchwell RSPB still by Fen Hide c52.9638,0.6063
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail just west of Brancaster Staithe at 8.45am then flew south c52.9664,0.6746
Norfolk Pallas’s Warbler Titchwell RSPB along boardwalk (+Ring Ouzel) c52.9629,0.6064
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT NE of Hickling flew over Hickling Priory towards church at 8.29am