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Wednesday 11th November 2015

An early sea watching session produced 15 Great-crested Grebes, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, 6 Gannets, 4 Red-throated Divers, 4 Guillemots, 2 Little Auks and a Slavonian Grebe. A Merlin was watched arriving over the sea pausing briefly on the beach to rest, with two more (a pair) seen later in the morning over the grazing marsh. A juv Hen Harrier was again around the Broadwater area, an adult Med Gull flew east along the dunes and at least three Stonechats were noted.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB + Ringtail Hen Harrier, 2 Water Pipit, 4 Spotted Redshank & Jack Snipe PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cromer on beach between here and East Runton NR27 9HE TG219423
> Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT on Lady Fen for 3rd day PE14 9TN TL548946
> Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Titchwell RSPB flew towards Thornham Point PE31 8BB TF759436
> Norfolk 7 Hen Harrier Warham Greens + Short-eared Owl NR23 1QD TF943437
> Norfolk Snow Bunting Horsey at least 6 on the beach from the seal-watching point early a/noon NR29 4EP TG477228
> Norfolk Short-eared Owl Holme NOA over the marsh late a/noon TF717450
> Norfolk Water Pipit Cley NWT + Sandwich Tern NR25 7SA TG049441
> Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Thornham PE36 6NZ TF737438
> Norfolk Spotted Redshank Breydon Water RSPB at midday NR31 9QB TG464048
> Norfolk Juvenile Hen Harrier Holme NOA TF717450
> Norfolk Osprey E/past Cley NWT distantly offshore at 08:50 NR25 7SA TG049441