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Bird Watching (UK) - - Uk Bird Sightings - Pete Al­lard, So­phie Barker (Nor­folk Or­nithol­o­gists’ As­so­ci­a­tion, www.noa.org.uk) and Robin Chit­ten­den. For the lat­est bird news please phone 09068 700 245. Calls to 09068 700 245 from a land­line or mo­bile phone cost 65p per minute plus your phone com­pany

HIGH­LIGHTS: The Pal­lid Harrier re­mained around New Holkham (to 2nd). A White-tailed Ea­gle was at Ormesby Lit­tle Broad (21st-22nd), Horsey and Frit­ton Marshes (22nd) and Sculthorpe Moor (23rd). The Great Grey Shrike re­mained at Sparham (to 5th). A Ken­tish Plover was at Brey­don Wa­ter (9th-10th), with an Amer­i­can Wi­geon there (9th). Two Black-winged Stilts were at Wel­ney (from 29th). A Green-winged Teal was at Burn­ham Nor­ton (3rd-9th). An Ibe­rian Chif­fchaff and Hoopoe were at Cley (7th). A Hoopoe was at Mun­des­ley (19th), and Sher­ing­ham and Salt­house (20th). A Savi’s War­bler sang at Hick­ling Broad (from 20th). Serins were at Wey­bourne (5th), Titch­well (9th) and Wax­ham (30th). A Coues’ Arc­tic Red­poll was at Holt (13th). Ten Shore Larks were at Hap­pis­burgh. A Lit­tle Bunting was at Lyn­ford (8th). A Glossy Ibis was at Lak­en­heath Fen.

BREY­DON WA­TER: There were three Black Terns (9th) and 51 (30th), when 11 Lit­tle Gulls and 24 Arc­tic Terns were noted. A Great White Egret was seen on four dates, with a Spoon­bill seen oc­ca­sion­ally (from 14th). There was an Arc­tic Skua (9th). A Com­mon Scoter was seen (13th), with five (22nd). Three Short-eared Owls re­mained. There was a Cuckoo (23rd), White Wag­tail (14th), three Ring Ouzels (21st), 15 Cetti’s War­blers and the last Rock Pipit (2nd). Max­ima in­cluded 287 Shel­ducks, 103 Wi­geon, 68 Gad­wall, 540 Teal, 43 Pin­tails, 12 Pochards, 452 Shov­el­ers, two Gar­ganeys, 37 Lit­tle Egrets, 83 Oys­ter­catch­ers, 240 Avo­cets, 134 Ringed Plovers, 54 Grey Plovers, 22 Knot, 20 Snipe, five Ruff, 517 Black-tailed God­wits, 121 Bar-tailed God­wits, 102 Whim­brels, 370 Curlews, six Spot­ted Red­shanks, 10 Green­shanks, 14 Turn­stones and a Jack Snipe. NOA HOLME BIRD OB­SER­VA­TORY: Max­ima in­cluded two Long-tailed Ducks, three

Vel­vet Scot­ers, 600 Com­mon Scot­ers, 14 Ful­mars, 12 Gan­nets, seven Lit­tle Terns, 18 Black Terns, 11 Sand­wich Terns, five Com­mon Terns, 275 Arc­tic Terns, a Red-breasted Mer­ganser, Red-necked Grebe, Goosander, Ei­der, Kit­ti­wake, Crane, Black Red­start, Tree Spar­row, Mer­lin, Firecrest, Bram­bling, Hen Harrier, Pere­grine, Hobby, Red­start, Gar­den War­bler, Short-eared Owl, Cross­bill, Green­shank, Com­mon Sand­piper, Cuckoo, Grasshop­per War­bler, White Wag­tail, Tur­tle Dove, Whin­chat, Swift, Wood Lark, two Stonechats, 20 Pink­feet, 16 Buz­zards, 10 Chif­fchaffs, two Red Kites, 18 Siskins, three Bar­na­cle Geese, 20 Ruff, three Cetti’s War­blers, nine Mediter­ranean Gulls, 10 Ring Ouzels, 80 Black-tailed God­wits, eight Red­polls, two Spoon­bills, six House Martins, two Tree Pip­its, seven Golden Plovers, three Reed War­blers, 29 Whim­brels, 21 Sand Martins, 40 Yel­low Wag­tails, a Grey Wag­tail, 20 Swal­lows, 10 Wil­low War­blers, eight Whitethroats, 18 Sedge War­blers and seven Wheatears.

NOA REDWELL MARSH: There were 10 Snipe, nine Avo­cets, a Ruff, Green Sand­piper, two Com­mon Sand­pipers, 15 Black-tailed God­wits, a Cuckoo, Whim­brel, five Swal­lows and three Sand Martins.

CLEY AREA: High­lights in­cluded a Whim­brel, Gar­ganey, Black Red­start, Great White Egret, seven Cranes, a Short-eared Owl, White Stork, Ruddy Shel­duck, Rus­sian White-fronted Goose, Os­prey, Hen Harrier, Lit­tle Gull, Spoon­bill, 150 Arc­tic Terns, 27 Black Terns and a Wry­neck.

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