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Friday 11th November 2016

A beautiful day with plenty of sunshine and light winds, highlights were 15 Eiders, 120 Common Scoters, 2 Goldeneye, 6 Red-breasted Mergansers, a Red-throated Diver, 2 Gannets and a Razorbill on the sea, 2 Water Rails calling, 5+ Snipe, 2 Cetti's Warblers, 2 Bearded Tits, a female Blackcap, 2 Waxwings near the NOA car park, 2 Stonechats along the east bank, 5 Rock Pipits, 2 Bramblings and 2 Siskins.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes at 15:25 on beach NE/of Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 62 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap on saltmarsh
Norfolk Lapland Bunting Winterton S/along beach at 14:45 + Black-throated Diver S/past at !4:35 NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Great White Egret Haddiscoe Island + Male Hen Harrier at Fritton Marsh TG457011 Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh viewed from A149 NR23 1RN TF888439
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs Norfolk 53 Shorelark E/of Holkham Bay at 09:45 + Jack Snipe NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Holme NOA by c/pk TF717450
Norfolk 11 Waxwing Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park in c/pk NR21 0LN TF949290
Norfolk 6 Waxwing UEA Broad over medical center this mrng
Norfolk 7 White-fronted Goose Titchwell RSPB + 2 Water Pipit, 2 Long-tailed Duck & 2 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 23 Twite Thornham Harbour on saltmarsh at seaward end of Staithe Lane TF728441 TF728441
Norfolk 3 Waxwing over Titchwell RSPB at 12:25 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 12 Waxwing Costessey in gardens at St.Walstans Close
Norfolk Firecrest Waxham 200yds N/of pipe dump in willows W/of dunes NR12 0DZ TG440261 Norfolk 3 Waxwing Norwich 10;00 at Thickthorn in park & ride c/pk NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 8 Waxwing Holt off A148 by Kerridge Way opposite Budgens junction NR25 6SP TG082375
Norfolk 3 Little Gull past Sheringham between 07:00 & 09:00 + Short-eared Owl NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Velvet Scoter Whitlingham CP at 08:42 on Great Broad E/of island
Norfolk 60 Snow Bunting Blakeney Point on shingle W/of Halfway House NR25 7DJ TG007464