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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

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