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Friday 20th November 2015

Most of the interest today was focused on the sea, where highlights included 2 Goldeneyes, 2 male Goosanders, 10 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Skua, 3 Razorbills, 1 Guillemot and 5 Little Auks!

Highlights elsewhere around the reserve were a Merlin, a Stonechat along the East Bank, 8+ Twite towards Thornham and a Rock Pipit at Gore Point.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB in trees early mrng then flew towards Heacham. TF650328
> Norfolk Hoopoe NE/of Spixworth at Crostwick at 13:20 in paddocks at top of slope 200yds NNE/of Hall Road junction NR12 7BB
> Norfolk Great White Egret Snettisham RSPB on the saltmarsh TF650328
> Norfolk Glossy Ibis Felbrigg Hall NT NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Humpback Whale Winterton-on-Sea at 10:45 heading/S 2.5mls offshore
> Norfolk Humpback Whale off Winterton-on-Sea at 08:45
> Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Titchwell RSPB offshore + Water Pipit on the freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 6 Hen Harrier Warham Greens this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Firecrest Aylsham TG192269
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Attleborough at 10:30
> Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Sheringham E/of The Funky Mackerel Cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Beeston Common at 08:40 then flew/S. NR26 8RX TG165425