Saturday 15th December 2018


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Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer on beach opposite Rocket House cafe at 11.40am
Norfolk Smew redhead still just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad then flew to Filby Broad at 10.50am
Norfolk 18.Bewick's Swans Ingham on pond opposite Boundary Farm at 10am +10.Whooper Swans
Norfolk 15.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still at east end of large dyke at 9.30am (+187.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on Reedbed Pool
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +7.Long-tailed Ducks

Friday 14th December 2018

A ring-tail Hen Harrier was hunting mid morning and on the sea 50 Common Scoters and 5 Red-breasted Mergansers were noted together with 6+ Eiders. A Peregrine was also of interest.

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Norfolk 7.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still by railway early a'noon tho distant
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Taiga Bean Goose between Horsey +Brograve Farm at 11.40am with Pink-footed Geese +Tundra Bean Goose (+7.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk 7.Tundra Bean Geese ESE of Repps in field off Church Road at 11am with Pink footed Geese
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Heacham off North Beach from outflow +Red-necked Grebe
Norfolk Smew redhead still just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad from viewing platform at 10.05am
Norfolk 6.Tundra Bean Geese NW of Clippesby still at Ashby with Pink footed Geese (+2.Common Cranes)
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs still 7.25am then flew off

Thursday 13th December 2018

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Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs again in tree viewable from road at dusk
Norfolk 24.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach
Norfolk 2.White-fronted Geese Waxham on winter wheat field with 250.Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk White-fronted Goose Horsey just south of Horsey Mill with 600+Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk 10.Tundra Bean Geese West Somerton at 2.35pm
Norfolk 6+Tundra Bean Geese NW of Clippesby at Ashby in sugar beet field with Pink footed Geese
Norfolk Smew redhead Filby Broad at 9.30am
Norfolk 5+Velvet Scoters Gorleston-on-Sea
Norfolk Hen Harrier south of Hemsby
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk 2.Mealy Redpolls Beeston Common in silver birches near Clacton Park
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB over Volunteer Marsh at 9am
Norfolk Smew redhead still just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad 100yds from car park from Filby Bridge
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Martham over fields at Repps Road
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley on sea off beach car park at 9.55am +5.Velvet Scoters still. male Hen Harrier flew west at 9.10am
Norfolk 13.Twite Thornham Harbour at 9.54am +ringtail Hen Harrier
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk 3.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Great White Egret on Monday Titchwell RSPB

Wednesday 12th December 2018

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Haddiscoe Marshes still at Toft Monks Mill at 4.04pm then flew to roost
Norfolk 7.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap mid a'noon (+c40.Snow Buntings. 3.Slav Grebes offshore +2.Long-tailed Ducks)TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Holkham Bay this a'noon
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Holkham Bay this a'noon
Norfolk 15.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB in NE corner viewed from Hassingham Beck sluice +showing well (+10+Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Brancaster Marsh
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Sheringham west of golf course over stubble fields by railway bridge at 11.45am
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Cley still on sea off beach car park
Norfolk Velvet Scoter flew north past Gorleston-on-Sea
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still offshore +Great Northern Diver 6.Long-tailed Ducks. ringtail.Hen Harrier flew west over Thornham Marsh

Tuesday 11th December 2018

On the sea today 60 Eiders, a drake Goldeneye, 7 Red-breasted Mergansers, and a Red-necked Grebe were seen. Two Water Rails were calling, and a Peregrine flew over the east bank.

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Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still at west end from St.Withburga's Church at 2.10pm tho distant. 9.Russian White-fronted Goose on freshmarsh
Norfolk possible Rough-legged Buzzard Swaffham by A47 in fields +pines just west of A1122 Downham Road roundabout at 1.30pm tho mobile
Norfolk Smew redhead still just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad 100yds from car park from Filby Bridge this a'noon
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea this morning
Norfolk Slav Grebe flew west past Sheringham at 8.33am
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still 10.10am
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Snettisham Coastal Park over grazing marsh south of cross bank
Norfolk no sign of make.Dusky Warbler 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen along path on west side late morning. Use A149 layby, walk E +take f'path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Waxwing New Costessey in garden late morning then flew NE
Norfolk Turtle Dove Blakeney on SW side in garden at Langham Road at 9am (present c2.weeks)
Norfolk 8.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea

Monday 10th December 2018

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Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +3.Long-tailed Ducks Great Northern Diver. 2.Spotted Redshanks Volunteer Marsh
Norfolk 9.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB still from river bank 1/4ml east of windpump (+30+Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Little Auk Cley flew west past coastguards at 9.59am
Norfolk Black Brant ad Stiffkey on saltmarsh east of Garborough Creek at 8.55am with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Spoonbill juv Snettisham RSPB from Rotary Hide
Norfolk unconfirmed report of Arctic Redpoll y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Norfolk 26.Twite Thornham Harbour

Sunday 9th December 2018

On the sea today 35 Eiders, 3 Common Scoters, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 2 Red-throated Divers, a Fulmar, 13 Great Crested Grebes and 2 Guillemots were logged, with 1850 Lapwings over the ridge and 23 Golden Plover on the grazing marshes, a Barn Owl hunting near the village hides and a Peregrine along south of the Broadwater.

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Norfolk 7.Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB still near railway mid a'noon
Norfolk 2.Pale-bellied Brent Geese Wells flew over lifeboat station mid a'noon but no sign of Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 2.Ravens flew NE over Methwold at 1.30pm
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW Gorleston-on-Sea along seafront at 1.50pm
Norfolk Richard's Pipit ENE of Stiffkey flew SE just west of Stiffkey Fen at c1.40pm
Norfolk 3.Waxwings on Friday Cley NWT flew west over car park at south end of East Bank at 1.10pm
Norfolk 5.Great Northern Divers Cley flew west past beach car park this morning
Norfolk 6.Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB still near railway
Norfolk 1+Great Northern Diver Wells in harbour off lifeboat station
Norfolk Smew redhead just NW of Filby on Ormesby Little Broad from wooden bridge near car park at 11.45am
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male still 11.40am 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen along path on west side [heard only]. Use A149 layby, walk E +take f'path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad till 9am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank but no further sign by 11.20am TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk 21.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap mid morning (+105.Snow Buntings) TF.896.458
Norfolk Smew redhead Filby Broad opposite fishing platforms
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Cley flew west past beach car park +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk Great White Egret Burnham Norton on saltmarsh
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Cley flew west past beach car park
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male still 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen along path on west side briefly mid morning [heard only]. Use A149 layby, walk E +take f'path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Titchwell RSPB still offshore +Slav Grebe Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap TF.896.458
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs still 7.30am then flew off

Saturday 8th December 2018

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Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 2.47pm then flew south
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER male singing still 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen along path on west side near small pond at 2.30pm. Use A149 layby, walk E +take f'path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 1.20pm Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew past Winterton
Norfolk c12.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap (+90+Snow Buntings) TF.896.458
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll Beeston Common
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad again 11.30am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad till 10.30am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank but no sign since TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk no news on Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham /Cantley
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 8.50am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB still offshore +3.Great Northern Divers 2.Little Gulls 7.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs still 7.20am then flew off
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 8.25am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE

Friday 7th December 2018

Four Twite were on the roof of Thornham Coal Barn this afternoon, with 25 Eiders, 5 Red-breasted Mergansers and 2 Great Crested Grebes were on the sea and 2 Rock Pipits were also noted.

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Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 3pm Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Welney WWT
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 1.30pm Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank +showing well TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk DUSKY WARBLER still 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen along path on west side near small pond at 1.10pm. Use A149 layby, walk E +take f'path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 12.50pm Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank +showing well TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still early a'noon Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Cley NWT at West Bank flew west over freshmarsh late morning
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 10.45am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank +showing well TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 9.30am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 9.05am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 7.55am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank briefly 7.37am TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk 11.Shorelarks on Wednesday Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap TF.896.458
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard y'day Sheringham

Thursday 6th December 2018

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Thornham Marsh early a'noon
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 12.55pm Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad again 12.45pm 1ml east of Cley +south of A149 over Walsey Hills NOA TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Upton Marshes NWT at 10.30am
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (1.male) Stiffkey still off car park at 11.40am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey still off car park late morning
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad till 11.15am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank then flew west TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk 3.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB on cut reeds
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Cley still c400yds east of beach car park at 10.40am
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still 9.30am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB still offshore +2.Red-necked Grebes Slav Grebe 7.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still c8.35am Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE
Norfolk RED-RUMPED SWALLOW ad still Cley NWT just north of A149 by car park at south end of East Bank TG.059.441 NR25 7XE

Tuesday 4th December 2018

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Norfolk 21.Russian White-fronted Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Haddiscoe Marshes still at Toft Monks Mill (+7.Short-eared Owls)
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Sheringham
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh again from Washington Hide at 3pm (+Great White Egret)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still
Norfolk 9.Taiga Bean Geese still Cantley Marshes RSPB at 12.27pm. View from Buckenham side of river
Norfolk Sooty S'water flew east past Sheringham +Great Northern Diver flew west
Norfolk 5.Little Gulls flew west past Titchwell RSPB +drk.Velvet Scoter Slav Grebe
Norfolk Shorelark Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap at 10.34am (+50+Snow Buntings. 2.Slav Grebes on sea) TF.896.458
Norfolk 2.Spotted Redshanks Titchwell RSPB +Great Northern Diver Red-necked Grebe 4.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Hawfinch Trimingham flew east along beach

Monday 3rd December 2018

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Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB +Velvet Scoter 4.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male Sheringham still at east end of The Esplanade opposite play area on Burlington Hotel
Norfolk 4.Tundra Bean Geese Catfield in sugar beet field with 1,000+Pink footed Geese
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Caspian Gull near-ad Sidestrand on beach this morning then flew west
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Thurne (+8.Common Cranes)
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs again 9.16am
Norfolk 6.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB by railway viewed from entrance track

Sunday 2nd December 2018

The sea was quiet today with 17 Eiders, 4 Common Scoters, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Gannet and 2 Guillemots recorded, but no further sign of yesterday's Black-necked Grebe.  A Merlin was near Thornham Harbour, and 6 Bearded Tits were near the sea wall corner with Stonechat and 3 Rock Pipits also noted.

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Norfolk probable Dusky Warbler 1ml ENE of Stiffkey just north of A149 at Stiffkey Fen along path on west side near small pond at 2.30pm [heard only]. Use A149 layby, walk E +take f'path north along west side of River Stiffkey TF.983.437
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (1.male) Stiffkey mid a'noon
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey flew east past car park then south over Campsite Wood at 2.25pm
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Welney WWT still
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still viewable from mound in Waveney Forest at 1.30pm TG.457.011
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Cley still on sea off beach car park
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male Sheringham still 1pm at east end of The Esplanade opposite play area on Burlington Hotel
Norfolk 10.Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB from path off Burnt House Road at 12.05pm
Norfolk 20+Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap at midday TF.896.458
Norfolk 9.Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB on north side late morning
Norfolk 7+Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB on north side late morning
Norfolk 6+Velvet Scoters flew south past Gorleston-on-Sea 7.45am-9am
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese Cantley Marshes RSPB on north side at c10.50am
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks Titchwell RSPB still 10.30am on beach at Thornham Point
Norfolk 4+Tundra Bean Geese south of Catfield still in 1st field by A149 viewed from old main road by A149 at 10.20am with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Strumpshaw Fen RSPB flew east past reception hide at c10.20am
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks Titchwell RSPB flew west along beach at 10.05am
Norfolk 2.Greenland White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh mid morning with Greylag Geese
Norfolk 5.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB by main track mid morning
Norfolk c40.Snow Buntings Cley flew west past beach car park at 9.10am
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male Sheringham still at east end of The Esplanade opposite play area on Burlington Hotel mid morning

Saturday 1st December 2018

A juvenile Peregrine was hunting mid morning, and offshore a Black-necked Grebe, Great Northern Diver and Long-tailed Duck were reported.

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Norfolk 5+Taiga Bean Geese stilll Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 3.06pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey flew east past car park at 11.40am
Norfolk 6.Tundra Bean Geese south of Catfield in 1st field by A149 viewed from old main road by A149 at 1.45pm with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water South Wall at west end +Spotted Redshank 15.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe between Holme +Thornham Point +Great Northern Diver Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk 16.Snow Buntings Winterton on beach
Norfolk 5+Tundra Bean Geese south of Catfield in 1st field by A149 viewed from old main road by A149 at 12.20pm with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still Wells Woods just SE of The Dell at 10am tho mobile (+8.Mealy Redpolls)
Norfolk WILD Sounds +Books Sale from today until 4th December at Cley NWT visitor centre. Save 70% on Birds in Norfolk RRP£50 now £14.99. Limited stock of Poyser Monographs at substantial discounts. Also children's nature books +toys
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Norfolk Bittern Cley flew over West Bank past windmill +over village towards Wiveton at 8.46am

Friday 30th November 2018

Highlights were on the sea today, with 31 Eiders, 6 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 32 Red-breasted Mergansers, 22 Red-throated Divers, 2 Great Northern Divers, 18 Great Crested Grebes, 1 Red-necked Grebe, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 2 Guillemots recorded. Also of note today were a ring-tailed Hen Harrier at Thornham and 25+ Twite seen in the harbour.

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Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB still on sea this morning +3.Red-necked Grebes 3.Slav Grebes 9.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk 4.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped-off area east of Holkham Gap mid a'noon TF.896.458
Norfolk 25+Snow Buntings Holkham Bay on beach east of Holkham Gap this a'noon
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male Sheringham still 1pm south of The Esplanade on roof at Upcher Court NR26 8LY
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Great Yarmouth flew east over Havenbridge House at 12.45pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still viewable from mound in Waveney Forest TG.457.011
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Thornham this morning +25+Twite still
Norfolk 9.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB late morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water again at east end briefly 10.50am then flew south
Norfolk 2.Bean Goose sp (possibly Taiga Bean Geese) Waxham in field behind dunes at Poplar Farm (+2.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk 6.Velvet Scoters Cley still on sea off beach car park
Norfolk 3+Lapland Buntings Blakeney Freshmarsh still in NW corner tho mobile (+16.Twite still)
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on southern pit from Shore Hide
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose flew east past Weybourne Camp 8am-9am
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem/juv.drk Barton Broad still +2.fem.Scaup still
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh mid morning
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still mid morning Wells Woods on east side of The Dell with Long-tailed Tits tho mobile (+3.Mealy Redpolls)
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still Wells Woods along main track south of toilet block at 7.50am with tit flock
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male Sheringham still on The Leas by shelter cTG.155.435
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs again in tree at 7.10am then flew off

Thursday 29th November 2018

A very blustery day, there were slim pickings on the sea but 7 Eiders, a Red-breasted Merganser, 4 Red-throated Divers, a Fulmar, 2 Great Crested Grebes and a Guillemot were close offshore early afternoon.

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Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Welney WWT
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Felbrigg Hall NT flew towards Metton Carr this morning
Norfolk c30.Snow Buntings Cley along beach
Norfolk c10.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh
Norfolk 5.Shorelarks on Tuesday Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk 7.Taiga Bean Geese y'day still Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton still at base of cliff at 10am
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still Wells Woods in NE corner of The Dell at 10.30am with tit flock
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB still on sea +Slav Grebe Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 8.Velvet Scoters Cley still on sea off beach car park
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB still on sea +2.Red-necked Grebes 8.Long-tailed Ducks. Snow Bunting on beach

Wednesday 28th November 2018

A quieter day with strong winds from the south limiting activity in the bushes. A movement of Lapwing west amounted to around 360 birds, a Spotted Redshank was in Thornham Harbour and a Red-breasted Merganser was on the sea. Small numbers of Fieldfare were also moving west with 29 noted, 12 Rock Pipits were counted between the beach and sea wall and 14 Twite were feeding around the coal barn at midday.

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Norfolk hybrid Black Brant x Dark-bellied Brent Goose ad Holkham Bay still on saltmarsh north of Holkham Gap with Dark-bellied Brent Geese
Norfolk Hen Harrier Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Norfolk 3.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB on sea this morning +2.Red-necked Grebes 3+Slav Grebes 3.Great Northern Divers 12.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB still late a'noon (+2.ringtail Hen Harriers)
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe y'day Sheringham
Norfolk 3.Mealy Redpolls y'day Wells Wood
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cley NWT on Pat's Pool late a'noon
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Blakeney Point at east end midway between Halfway House +Cley beach car park at 1.03pm
Norfolk Short-eared Owl near Thornham Point on beach
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB
Norfolk Black Redstart ad.male Sheringham on promenade
Norfolk Smew redhead flew east past Sheringham
Norfolk Spoonbill y'day Blakeney Harbour viewed from Morston
Norfolk Mealy Redpoll y'day Wells Wood
Norfolk 8.Velvet Scoters Cley on sea off beach car park at 10.09am
Norfolk 6.Velvet Scoters (all fem/juv.drk) Cley on sea off beach car park at 9.09am
Norfolk 25.Snow Buntings Cley at beach car park at 9.03am
Norfolk 2.Slav Grebes Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB again at point (+Black-throated Diver still +2.Great Northern Divers 3.Long-tailed Ducks)
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs again in tree at 7.20am then flew south

Tuesday 27th November 2018

Most of the interest was centred around Thornham Harbour with 26 Twite showing well throughout the morning, 3 Spotted Redshanks and 2 Greenshanks in the harbour mouth, Hen Harrier, Merlin and 6 Rock Pipits. Four Barn Owls were on the other side of the sea wall, as were 2 Bearded Tits and a Red Kite. A lone Whooper Swan was seen flying north early afternoon and the best from the beach and sea included a Great Skua west, 3 Long-tailed Ducks and 2 Eider.

 One of the confiding Twite near the Coal Barn - Thornham Harbour, November 2018 © David Bratt

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Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Snettisham Coastal Park on beach +3.Little Gulls
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Warham Greens again 4.10pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 80+Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB at east end mid a'noon
Norfolk Slav Grebe Burgh Castle still from viewing platform early a'noon
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still mid a'noon viewable from mound in Waveney Forest tho distant TG.457.011
Norfolk 3+Tundra Bean Geese South Walsham Marshes mid morning with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 2.55pm
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still mid a'noon Wells Woods just south of The Dell with tit flock
Norfolk 7.Taiga Bean Geese still 1.54pm Buckenham Marshes RSPB from main path 30yds beyond gates
Norfolk 2.Water Pipits Strumpshaw Fen RSPB from Fen Hide early a'noon +Bittern
Norfolk Caspian Gull 2w Walcott on sea this morning +coming to bread
Norfolk 4+Lapland Buntings Blakeney Freshmarsh this morning (+16.Twite +male Hen Harrier flew over)
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk Smew redhead Snettisham RSPB still on pits. imm.Spoonbill on mud
Norfolk Hen Harrier make Stiffkey over saltmarsh
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Holkham Freshmarsh at 11.48am
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Happisburgh (+Caspian Gull 3.Velvet Scoters Snow Bunting)
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still viewable from mound in Waveney Forest TG.457.011
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still Wells Woods south of old toilet block at 9.45am
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Buckenham Marshes RSPB
Norfolk 4.Taiga Bean Geese flew east over Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Norfolk 7.Velvet Scoters Cley on sea off beach car park at 11.03am +Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 7.Taiga Bean Geese still Buckenham Marshes RSPB (+42.Russian White-fronted Geese)
Norfolk Black-throated Diver flew east past Sheringham 7.25-9.30am +Great Northern Diver flew east
Norfolk Slav Grebe Breydon Water at west end +Great White Egret 3.White-fronted Geese Spotted Redshank
Norfolk 3.Red-necked Grebes Titchwell RSPB on sea mid morning +Black-throated Diver still
Norfolk 26.Twite Thornham Harbour +ringtail Hen Harrier 3.Spotted Redshanks
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Titchwell RSPB still on sea +11.Long-tailed Ducks 3.Great Northern Divers
Norfolk Great White Egret y'day Strumpshaw Fen RSPB
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (both ringtails) Titchwell RSPB flew west over Volunteer Marsh. 2.Spotted Redshanks Tidal Pool
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs again in tree then flew off

Monday 26th November 2018

A ring-tail Hen Harrier flew south over the sea wall at Thornham, and a Peregrine was hunting during the morning. A Barn Owl was seen near the harbour and at least 7 Twite were also present. Two Redpolls flew over the pines.

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Norfolk 4.Snow Buntings Breydon Water at South Wall this a'noon +2.Great White Egrets still
Norfolk 2.Hen Harriers (1.male) flew east over Blakeney Freshmarsh at 2.02pm
Norfolk 16.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB from river bank opposite Beauchamp Arms pub at 2.15pm tho distant
Norfolk 8.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB from track
Norfolk 12.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still west of Holkham Gap at 11.25am
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still 1.50pm Wells Woods at The Dell
Norfolk Little Auk flew east past Sheringham at 10.06am (Black-throated Diver flew east by 11.10am +Great Northern Diver Blue Fulmar 4.Little Gulls PuffinNorfolk 2+Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB this morning
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB on beach
Norfolk 2.Snow Buntings Waxham
Norfolk Slav Grebe Breydon Water still at west end viewed from opposite River Yare/ River Waveney confluence +9.Russian White-fronted Geese
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk 11.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still west of Holkham Gap
Norfolk 7.Twite Thornham Harbour still this morning
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh still west of Washington Hide
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still 11.30am Wells Woods at The Dell tho mobile
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB still 11.03am on sea +Red-necked Grebe still
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Lynn Point flew west over River Great Ouse towards Ongar Hill at 11.03am (+Great White Egret)
Norfolk 6.Taiga Bean Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB from river bank opposite pub
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still 10.45am Wells Woods at The Dell tho mobile
Norfolk Purple Sand Hunstanton at base of cliff on ebbing tide
Norfolk no sign of redhead Smew y'day Snettisham RSPB but 2.Short-eared Owls. Ruddy Shelduck on sailing club lake
Norfolk 21.Snow Buntings Holkham Bay on beach east of Holkham Gap at 9.14am
Norfolk Great White Egret Breydon Water South Wall Marshes still. 2.Snow Buntings on shore near Humberstone Farm
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still Wells Woods near The Dell at 8.58am tho mobile
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holkham in field north of A149 +east of Lady Anne's Drive at 8.04am
Norfolk 2.Black-throated Divers Titchwell RSPB on sea +2.Red-necked Grebes 2.Slav Grebes. Spotted Redshank on tidal pool
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs still in tree at dawn

Sunday 25th November 2018

On the sea today 10+ Eiders, 16+ Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 5 Shags, Great Crested, Slavonian and 2 Red-necked Grebes and a single Guillemot were recorded, while 3 Water Rails were heard and one wandered into view at the Hun sluice, with a juvenile Peregrine hunting the beach and Chiffchaff and Blackcap on the Obs reserve. At least 7 Twite were in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Morston by A149 at Morston Chase from bait diggers' layby at 2.44pm
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still 1.45pm Wells Woods in The Dell
Norfolk Hooded Crow (or hybrid) Hickling Broad flew over Seckers Hide at 1.36pm
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler still 12.50pm Wells Woods in The Dell near mature pines tho mobile
Norfolk 20.Snow Buntings Happisburgh at RNLI car park at Cart Gap flew south along beach
Norfolk Slav Grebe Burgh Castle still midday from watchpoint
Norfolk 18.Little Gulls flew east past Sheringham +800+Red-throated Divers
Norfolk Pallas's Warbler Wells Woods in The Dell near mature pines in central part briefly 12.10pm
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes flew east past Holme +5.Shag flew east. Slav Grebe on sea
Norfolk c70.Snow Buntings Salthouse 1/2ml west of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk 50+Snow Buntings Salthouse 1/2ml west of Gramborough Hill
Norfolk Slav Grebe Burgh Castle still 10.30am from watchpoint
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Happisburgh
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh
Norfolk PENDULINE TIT Haddiscoe Island in SE corner at Toft Monks Mill TG.447.009
Norfolk 3.Red-necked Grebes Titchwell RSPB offshore
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Breydon Water South Wall Marshes +9.Russian White-fronted Geese Short-eared Owl Snow Bunting
Norfolk Slav Grebe Burgh Castle off watchpoint
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT on Arnold's Marsh at 10.04am
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore +Shag Great Northern Diver
Norfolk 19.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still beyond roped-off area at 9.37am (+3.Slav Grebes 5.Little Gulls 2.Snow Buntings)
Norfolk 7.Twite Thornham Harbour still north of car park by boats at 8.27am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male flew east over Cley NWT at c8.05am
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Cley over Glaven saltings just north of windmill at 7.35am then flew along Blakeney Point
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB still offshore +Black-throated Diver 2.Long-tailed Ducks
Norfolk 3.Short-eared Owls y'day Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest +ringtail Hen Harrier

Saturday 24th November 2018

A Ruddy Shelduck flew out towards Lavender Marsh early morning and on the sea 7 Eiders, 11 Common Scoters, 11 Red-breasted Mergansers, 11 Red-throated Divers, a Great Northern Diver, 14 Great Crested Grebes, a Slavonian Grebe, 2 Razorbills and a Guillemot were seen. Merlin and Peregrine were hunting during the day and 12 Twite were in Thornham Harbour.

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Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore +6.Little Gulls
Norfolk 20+Russian White-fronted Geese Buckenham Marshes RSPB viewed from mill
Norfolk Shorelark Salthouse at Gramborough Hill briefly this morning then flew east
Norfolk no further sign of Rough-legged Buzzard Kimberley at Kimberley Hall. No parking at Kimberley Hall, park in Wymondham +follow footpath north
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Horsey flew south past dunes
Norfolk Snow Bunting Weybourne Camp
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still 12.55pm viewable from mound in Waveney Forest TG.457.011
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Kimberley at Kimberley Hall early a'noon
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 2.Velvet Scoters Cley offshore +Long-tailed Duck
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still viewable from mound in Waveney Forest at 12.20pm TG.457.011
Norfolk 12+Twite Thornham on stumps on north side of car park at 11.38am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB still late morning offshore +5+Long-tailed Ducks still +Slav Grebe 2+Red-necked Grebes
Norfolk Slav Grebe Breydon Water still at west end by far bank
Norfolk 10+Crossbills High Kelling in pines at rear of Heathfield Road at 9.24am
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB offshore
Norfolk 5.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB offshore +Red-necked Grebe 3.Velvet Scoters flew east

Friday 23rd November 2018

Highlights on this gloomy day were a female Eider, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, and a Slavonian Grebe offshore. A Water Rail was calling from the edge of the Broadwater, and a Spotted Redshank flew over the grazing marsh.

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Norfolk 2.Rough-legged Buzzards Haddiscoe Island viewable from mound in Waveney Forest at 1.40pm TG.457.011
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Cromer east of pier above No.1 beach hut
Norfolk probable Parrot Crossbill Waveney Forest flew over mound at 12.45pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island still viewable from mound in Waveney Forest (+Short-eared Owl still) TG.457.011
Norfolk Caspian Gull (German-ringed) 3w West Runton
Norfolk 3.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still TF.896.458
Norfolk no sign of any Shorelarks y'day Holkham Bay
Norfolk Slav Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea +4.Long-tailed Ducks. 2.Spotted Redshanks on tidal pool. Bewick's Swan on freshmarsh then flew west
Norfolk Bewick's Swan flew west over Thornham at 7am

Thursday 22nd November 2018

On the sea this afternoon 2 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Slavonian Grebe and 2 Guillemots. Also of interest today were a Barn Owl hunting near the east end of the village, 2 Bearded Tits along the east bank, a Rock Pipit flying over calling and at least 4 Twite in Thornham Harour.

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Norfolk 4.Great White Egrets Breydon Water +Slav Grebe Short-eared Owl
Norfolk 14.Russian White-fronted Geese Holkham Freshmarsh from Joe Jordan Hide at 2.22pm
Norfolk 4.COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Wells Woods this morning NR23 1DR
Norfolk Hen Harrier ringtail Titchwell RSPB flew east over Tidal Pool
Norfolk 3+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS Wells Woods this morning NR23 1DR
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Blakeney Point at 1.11pm
Norfolk Dartford Warbler Morston in suaeda by coast path 1/4ml east of Morston Quay at 11.50am
Norfolk Great White Egret Gapton Marshes at end of Harper's Lane track then flew west
Norfolk 4+Twite Thornham Harbour still west of coast path in tree near saltmarsh at 11.13am
Norfolk 2.Great Northern Divers flew east past Sheringham 9am-10am +2.ad.Little Gulls
Norfolk 45+Snow Buntings Cley NWT on shingle just east of north end of East Bank
Norfolk 15.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh still in NW corner tho elusive
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB on sea
Norfolk 3.Long-tailed Ducks Titchwell RSPB on sea. Spotted Redshank on Tidal Pool still

Tuesday 20th November 2018

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Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew past Sheringham this morning +Velvet Scoter
Norfolk 3.Bean Goose sp Welney WWT. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk 5.Bewick's Swans (all ads) between Titchwell +Thornham in field south of A149 at 2.08pm
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Cley on sea off beach car park at 1.20pm
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Stiffkey again flew east past car park at 12.25pm
Norfolk Sooty S'water Cley flew NE past beach car park this morning +Great Northern Diver flew east
Norfolk 6+Velvet Scoters Cley on sea off beach car park at 10.30am. 3.Little Gulls flew east past Sheringham mid morning +2.Purple Sands
Norfolk 6+Velvet Scoters Cley on sea off beach car park at 10.30am. 3.Little Gulls flew east past Sheringham mid morning +2.Purple Sands
Norfolk 2.Red-necked Grebes Cley at 10.40am: 1.on sea, 1.flew east
Norfolk 2.Parrot Crossbills still Horsford at St.Faith's Common at 11am TG.180.175
Norfolk 13.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped area east of Holkham Gap TF.896.458
Norfolk 9.Scaup y'day flew past Hemsby +2.Great Northern Divers 2.Long-tailed Ducks 3.Velvet Scoters Russian White-fronted Goose 103.Little Gulls

Monday 19th November 2018

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Norfolk Bean Goose sp Welney WWT. Reserve open 9.30am-5pm. Admission £7.90 for non-members. Memberships from £52; concessions £42 PE14 9TN
Norfolk Great Northern Diver flew south past Waxham
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Cley still on sea off beach car park mid a'noon
Norfolk 6.Snow Buntings Winterton still
Norfolk ARCTIC REDPOLL 1ml east of Cley just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA early a'noon then flew SSE towards Salthouse Heath
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still Sheringham on sea off RNLI station TG.152.435
Norfolk 13.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in roped area east of Holkham Gap TF.896.458
Norfolk Black Redstart fem/1w.male Titchwell by field east of Briarfields Hotel at 10am
Norfolk 1+Parrot Crossbill still Horsford at St.Faith's Common mid morning then flew east TG.180.175
Norfolk Jack Snipe 1ml east of Cley just south of A149 at Walsey Hills NOA on Snipes Marsh at 8.30am
Norfolk 3.Great Northern Divers y'day flew past Hemsby +179.Little Gulls
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Overstrand on sea
Norfolk Waxwing Norwich flew NE over Stafford Street /St.Philips Road junction at 7.40am

Sunday 18th November 2018

On the sea today, 6 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 1 Red-throated Diver and 12 Gannets were recorded. Also of interest were a female Blackcap, single Fieldfare and 2 Stonechats on the east bank.

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Norfolk Pom Skua flew south past Happisburgh at 9.40am +2.Lapland Buntings
Norfolk 2.Purple Sands Winterton on beach at 11am +6.Snow Buntings in North Dunes
Norfolk c50.Snow Buntings between Cley +Salthouse
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Weybourne still mid a'noon on sea drifting east off car park
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Haddiscoe Marshes c1/3ml north of Toft Monks Mill
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB +Twite Spotted Redshank
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem/juv.drk Barton Broad still 1.20pm +2.fem.Scaup still
Norfolk 1+Water Pipit Cantley beet factory NR13 3ST TG.391.026
Norfolk 12.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in fenced area east of Holkham Gap at 12.20pm
Norfolk Grey Phal flew east past Holkham Gap at 12.02pm
Norfolk 2+COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLLS still Wells Woods at 9.30am with Mealy Redpolls
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck off Weybourne
Norfolk Pom Skua flew south past Winterton at 11.30am (+20+Little Gulls)
Norfolk c20.Snow Buntings Sea Palling near northernmost reef at 11.33am
Norfolk 5.Velvet Scoters flew past Winterton +2+Little Gulls
Norfolk Great White Egret Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes NR on west side on flood viewed from Barnhamcross Common at 9.30am
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters flew past Walcott mid morning
Norfolk Puffin flew east past Kelling Hard at 10am +Bonxie
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Wells Woods at north edge of grass hollow west of The Dell at 10.57am with tit flock
Norfolk 2.Great White Egrets Breydon Water early morning +Bewick's Swan
Norfolk Pom Skua flew past Winterton (+3.Velvet Scoters. 19.Snow Buntings on beach)
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 1/3ml west of Sheringham on sea off RNLI lifeboat station viewed from clifftop by golf course at 10.43am
Norfolk 2+Scaup Barton Broad at 9.38am
Norfolk 2.Shorelarks Sea Palling (+12.Snow Buntings 3.Little Gulls)
Norfolk 2+Tundra Bean Geese Anmer at 9.51am with 2,000+Pink-footed Geese (+Russian White-fronted Goose)
Norfolk 11.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still in fenced area east of Holkham Gap at 9.38am
Norfolk 5.Russian White-fronted Geese flew east over Kelling Quags towards Weybourne at 9.34am
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Horsey again in copse below 2nd steps in dunes south of Nelson Head track
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still in ditch by roadbridge at 9am
Norfolk Black-necked Grebe Weybourne still on sea by wreck off Weybourne Camp at 8.47am
Norfolk Black Redstart male Gorleston pier at boatyard at 8.25am
Norfolk 12.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh along sea wall east of harbour at 8.38am
Norfolk COUES'S ARCTIC REDPOLL still Wells Wood in NW corner of caravan park south of The Dell at 8am tho mobile

Saturday 17th November 2018

With easterlies developing migration of Redwings and Blackbirds continued. Highlights today were 15 Eiders, 20 Common Scoters, 3 Goldeneye, 4 Red-throated Divers, 10+ Gannets and a Bonxie on the sea, and a Red Kite drifted over the grazing marshes, 2 Black-tailed Godwits were in the harbour, a Spotted Redshank was also seen, and a juvenile Peregrine flew south over the marsh. Also of interest were a Cetti's Warbler, single Chiffchaff, 2 Rock Pipits and a male Bullfinch.

Friday 17th November 2018

A movement of winter thrushes took place today with 450+ Redwings, 120 Blackbirds, 3 Fieldfares and 8 Song Thrushes recorded at the Observatory. A Tawny Owl was calling from the pines early afternoon and a Greenshank flew over calling. A female Blackcap was trapped and ringed, and a Rock Pipit flew over calling. A Short-eared Owl was hunting the dunes early afternoon.

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Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme Dunes at 2.44pm
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still early a'noon just east of Walsey Hills NOA by 2nd field south of A149 in sycamore by footpath
Norfolk Pom Skua flew east past Sheringham 8.30-11.20am (+4.Little Gulls Great Northern Diver)
Norfolk 13.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still at east end in exclosure at 2.03pm
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Waxaham on sea south of Waxham Gap at 10.20am. Purple Sand on rocks
Norfolk Great White Egret Thetford still at Nunnery Lakes NR on west side on flood viewed from Barnhamcross Common
Norfolk Cattle Egret reported Snettisham RSPB
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still +Bittern still
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck fem/juv.drk Barton Broad still late morning +3.Scaup still
Norfolk Y-br.Wblr 1ml east of Cley still just east of Walsey Hills NOA by 2nd field south of A149 in sycamore by footpath
Norfolk no sign of any Lapland Buntings Blakeney Freshmarsh (but 16.Twite in NW corner by gate)
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Horsey still south of end of Nelson Head track in copse opposite 2nd seal viewing steps at 10.20am
Norfolk 5.Velvet Scoters Cley still on sea off beach car park +35.Snow Buntings flew east
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still Sheringham on sea off RNLI station at 9.16am

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Ten Twite were in around the harbour at Thornham, at times approachable as they drunk from the puddles there.
Twite at Thornham Harbour

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Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes still 3.18pm over wood NW of toad pools tho distant
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT still
Norfolk 6.Russian White-fronted Geese Cley NWT in field off Beach Road with Dark-bellied Brent Geese mid a'noon
Norfolk Caspian Gull 1w Cromer still east of pier at 2.25pm +showing well
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes still 2.43pm over wood NW of toad pools
Norfolk RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL on 28th October near Burnham Market +DUSKY WARBLER. On 18th October DUSKY WARBLER Scolt Head Island NNR
Norfolk RED-FLANKED BLUETAIL on 28th October near Burnham Market +DUSKY WARBLER. On 18th October DUSKY WARBLER Scolt Head Island NNR
Norfolk 3.Waxwings Breydon Water flew west over South Wall late morning (+Great White Egret on marsh tho distant)
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still mid a'noon Sheringham on sea off RNLI station
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes again 1.48pm
Norfolk c60.Snow Buntings Cley flew east
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes till 1.23pm inland of conifer plantation then lost to view
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes still mid a'noon. swift sp flew north over Horsey
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes still mid a'noon. swift sp flew north over Horsey
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Cley still on sea off coastguards early a'noon but no sign of Black-throated Diver
Norfolk 10.Twite Thornham harbour still
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes still 12.14pm over wood NW of toad pools
Norfolk PALLID SWIFT Winterton North Dunes over wood NW of toad pools at 11.56am
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still Sheringham on sea by crab pot flags west of promenade late morning
Norfolk 2.Short-eared Owls Berney Marshes at 10.50am
Norfolk 2.Lapland Buntings Blakeney Freshmarsh still in NW corner mid morning tho mobile (+c13.Twite)
Norfolk Black-throated Diver ad Cley on sea off coastguards drifting west at 10.52am
Norfolk 7.Shorelarks Holkham Bay still at east end in fenced-off area
Norfolk 4.Velvet Scoters Cley still on sea off coastguards mid morning
Norfolk Spoonbill Blakeney on saltmarsh by quay
Norfolk Slav Grebe Breydon Water at west end opposite North Wall pumphouse
Norfolk Little Auk Titchwell RSPB on sea then flew west

Tuesday 13th November 2018

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Norfolk Spotted Redshank Cley NWT on Pat's Pool at 2.51pm
Norfolk Hen Harrier male Thornham Marsh at 1.32pm
Norfolk probable Nutcracker again c1/2ml WSW of Cromer flew SE over A148 Holt Road between railway bridge +North Norfolk District Council offices at 11am
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 12.20pm Sheringham on sea off The Leas tho distant
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB still on freshmarsh
Norfolk Purple Sand Sheringham on rocks below Sheringham Museum at 12.12pm
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Horsey till 11.55am in copse opposite 2nd steps south of Nelson Head track then flew north
Norfolk 12.Shorelarks still Holkham Bay at east end in fenced-off area
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still 10.50am Sheringham on sea off west end of promenade
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard juv Horsey still in copse opposite 2nd steps south of Nelson Head track mid morning
Norfolk no sign of 1w.Waxwing Bowthorpe at Bowthorpe Industrial Estate on Charles Watling Way mid morning NR5 9JH
Norfolk KING EIDER 2w.drk still Sheringham on sea off east end of promenade early morning then flew west towards RNLI station
Norfolk 5.Velvet Scoters (1.ad.drk) Cley NWT still off beach car park
Norfolk no sign of Pallid Swift 1ml ESE of Cromer at Cromer Golf Course 7.45-9.20am. Use Overstrand beach car park then follow footpath WNW for 1/2ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk no news on Pallid Swift 1ml ESE of Cromer at Cromer Golf Course at east end. Use Overstrand beach car park then follow footpath WNW for 1/2ml NR27 0PF
Norfolk c6.dolphin sp Cley NWT off north end of East Bank
Norfolk 3.Lapland Buntings Blakeney Freshmarsh at NW end
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck drk Titchwell RSPB still on sea
Norfolk 18.Twite Blakeney Freshmarsh in NW corner along fence