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Sunday 29th November 2015

A very blustery day with heavy rain in the afternoon. Seawatching was good with a Long-tailed Duck, 840 Common Scoters, 8 Red-breasted Mergansers, 3 Red-throated Divers, 4 Fulmars, 6 Great Crested Grebes, a Razorbill and 3 Guillemots of note. Also seen today were a Peregrine a ring-tail Hen Harrier 3 Shorelark at Thornham Point, a single Snow Bunting and 24 Twite in Thornham Harbour.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB S/of South Pits this a/noon. TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB at 10:00 on fence S/of pits TF650328
> Norfolk Juvenile Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB on post S/of pits mid mrng TF650328
> Norfolk Pallid Harrier Snettisham RSPB S/of hides over marsh TF650328
> Norfolk 20 Taiga Bean Goose Buckenham Marshes RSPB + Water Pipit NR13 4HW TG351056
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham on the beach this a/noon + Hen Harrier, 2 Velvet Scoter & 27 Twite PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Titchwell RSPB at 10:30 flew/E over main track PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Black Brant Cley NWT just E/of West Bank NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk 4 Common Crane Acle Bridge at 13:30 NR13 3AS TG413116
> Norfolk 3 Taiga Bean Goose Cantley Marshes RSPB at 12:40 TG378039
> Norfolk Lapland Bunting Salthouse over beach at 10:45 NR25 7XW TG082443
> Norfolk Little Auk E/past Sheringham at 10:30 + Bonxie NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk Glaucous Gull Snettisham RSPB at 10:40 past hide at S/end TF650328
> Norfolk 3 Shorelark Thornham at 10:37 on beach at end of track from Holme PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Hen Harrier Snettisham RSPB TF650328
> Norfolk 2 Ringtail Hen Harrier Roydon Common NWT
> Norfolk Great Grey Shrike Santon Warren on rough ground near the church
> Norfolk 6 Twite Brancaster Staithe PE31 8BJ TF794442
> Norfolk Velvet Scoter Titchwell RSPB offshore + Long-tailed Duck & Slavonian Grebe PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 3 Purple Sandpiper Sheringham near Funky Mackerel Cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435
> Norfolk 2 Waxwing Santon at Santon Warren this mrng W/of level crossing by gate