HIGHLIGHTS: East Hills logged the first Yellow-browed Warbler (14th), an Arctic Warbler (15th-18th), Red-flanked Bluetail
(18th), Greenish Warbler (16th-18th), Red-breasted Flycatcher (16th-17th) and a Wryneck. A Greenish Warbler was at Gorleston (20th). A Little Bunting was on Blakeney Point (14th). A Tawny Pipit flew over Titchwell (12th). A Serin was Burnham Overy Dunes (17th). Red-breasted Flycatchers were at Salthouse (17th-18th), Warham Greens (19th) and Blakeney Point (22nd). Barred Warblers were at Winterton (19th-20th and 25th-29th). Wrynecks were at seven other sites. Red-backed Shrikes were at Winterton (7th), Horsey (20th) and Winterton (25th). Hoopoes were at Brancaster Staithe (18th), Salthouse (20th), Holme Dunes (20th) and Brancaster GC (22nd-28th). Two Dotterel were at Sheringham (17th-19th). Pectoral Sandpipers were at Salthouse (3rd-10th), Wissington (11th-16th), Titchwell (15th-16th and from 21st) and Hickling Broad (to 14th). A Red-necked Phalarope flew west at Weybourne (6th). A Temminck’s Stint was at Welney (4th). Honey Buzzards flew over Langham (3rd), Sheringham (8th & 20th), Happisburgh (17th) and Kelling (19th). The Glossy Ibis remained at Strumpshaw Fen (to 12th and from 24th), with another at Horstead (28th). A Cattle Egret was at Sea Palling (5th).
BREYDON WATER: Highlights were Osprey (1st-3rd), Wryneck (5th), Red-throated Diver (20th), Red-necked Grebe (22nd), Short-eared Owl (19th) and Fulmar (8th). A Kingfisher, six Cetti’s Warblers, two Whinchats and nine Wheatears were noted. Maxima included 102 Little Egrets, 33 Cormorants, 22 Pinkfeet, 57 Egyptian Geese, 126 Shelducks, 386 Wigeon, 10 Gadwall, 328 Teal, 16 Shovelers, 1,410 Avocets, 1,432 Black-tailed Godwits, 18 Oystercatchers, 710 Golden Plovers, 17 Grey Plovers, 76 Knot, 739 Curlews, 35 Bar-tailed Godwits, 926 Redshanks, seven Turnstones, seven Curlew Sandpipers, four Spotted Redshanks, a Little Stint and 591 Med Gulls.
NOA HOLME BIRD OBSERVATORY: Maxima included an Avocet, two Greenshanks, a Common Sandpiper, six Black Terns, 350 Sandwich Terns, 279 Common Terns, 12 Arctic Terns, two Red-breasted Mergansers, three Red-throated Divers, a Balearic Shearwater, five Stonechats, three Wheatears, five Yellow Wagtails, eight Spoonbills, a Fieldfare, three Garden Warblers, two Jack Snipe, two Spotted Flycatchers, 300 Swallows, two Pied Flycatchers, a Hobby, 12 Siskins, 11 Pinkfeet, 84 Brent Geese, 1,317 Wigeon, 363 Teal, 112 Pintails, Great Northern Diver, 13 Fulmars, two Sooty Shearwaters and 35 Manx Shearwaters. There were two Leach’s Petrels, 515 Gannets, 2 Pomarine Skuas, 112 Arctic Skuas, a Long-tailed Skua, 159 Great Skuas, Sabine’s Gull, 53 Kittiwakes, Little Gull, Caspian Gull, Hawfinch, three Grey Wagtails, two Rock Pipits, Merlin, Peregrine, Black Redstart, three Spotted Redshanks, three Redstarts, Crossbill, 72 Snipe, two Yellow-browed Warblers, three Bearded Tits, two Great White Egrets, 2,000 Common Scoters, Lapland Bunting, and 10 Whinchats.
NOA REDWELL MARSH: There were 84 Teal, 36 Gadwall, 37 Black-tailed Godwits, six Green Sandpipers, Dunlin, Common Sandpiper, Snipe, Garganey, Hobby, Red Kite, Kingfisher and Cetti’s Warbler.
CLEY AREA: Highlights included five Little Stints, three Wood Sandpipers, 14 Curlew Sandpipers, Whinchats, a Wryneck, three Quail, two Ospreys, five Pied Flycatchers, five Redstarts, Spotted Flycatcher, Garganey, four Sabine’s Gulls, two Pomarine Skuas, four Balearic Shearwaters, 70 Sooty Shearwaters, 60 Manx Shearwaters, 125 Great Skuas, five Leach’s Petrels, Grey Phalarope, Great White Egret, two Lapland Buntings, two Yellowbrowed Warblers, two Honey Buzzards, a Montagu’s or Pallid Harrier, and a Caspian Gull. Pete Allard, Norfolk Ornithologists’ Association (www.noa.org.uk), and Robin Chittenden. For the latest bird news please phone 09068 700 245. Calls to 09068 700245 from a landline or mobile phone cost 65p per minute plus your phone company access charge. Service provided by Birdline East Anglia. For enquiries please call 0330 3336946 or 07941333970. www. birdlineeastanglia.co.uk