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Monday 16th November 2015

Seawatching this morning produced counts of c2000 Common Scoter, 6 Red-throated Divers, 6 Gannets, 2 Eider. At least one Short-eared Owl was visible over the grazing marsh mid morning along with two Barn Owls. A Greenshank was again present near Gore Point, with a Merlin along the beach there and a Goosander also noted flying past west.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Warham Greens at 16:30 + Spoonbill E/at 16:10 NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier E/past East Hills at 15:06 towards wind farm TF924456
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Warham Greens at 14:15 on marsh then flew inland + Hen Harrier NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Warham Greens over salt marshes this mrng + 6 Hen Harrier NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Immature Glossy Ibis Felbrigg Hall NT at 16:20 NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Wells at 13:00 over fields S/of community hospital NR23 1AR TF917437
> Norfolk No Further Sign of Immature Glossy Ibis Felbrigg Hall NT by 15:20 NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Hoopoe NE/of Spixworth in paddocks at top of slope 200m NNE/of Hall Road junction at 12:40 NR12 7BB
> Norfolk 2 Adult Tundra Bean Goose Docking at 13:05 + 1585 Pink-footed Goose TF785409
> Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT by Babcock Hide entrance in roadside field + 11 Whooper Swan landed on main reserve NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Glossy Ibis Felbrigg Hall NT at 10:30 NR11 8PR
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard East Hills at 07:50. TF924456
> Norfolk Spoonbill Snettisham RSPB this mrng TF650328