A Barred Warbler in our garden was a nice late Autumn surprise. A Waxwing overflew and a Great Tit also made a brief appearance. A walk around Norwick produced 2 Woodcock, 2 Stonechats, 3 Blackcaps and a flock of 9 Crossbills overflew. Skaw added 3 Long-tailed Ducks, a Merlin, 5 Redwings and 25 Fieldfares. At Haroldswick there were 2 Great Northern Divers and a Long-tailed Duck offshore and a Blue Tit in the Heritage Centre garden. I met Will and Mike at Burrafirth where we saw a Merlin take a Fieldfare only for a Hooded Crow to intervene to attempt to rob the Merlin whereupon the Fieldfare escaped - a Siberian Chiffchaff was also present.
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