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Friday 18th November 2016

A beautiful sunny day with a strong westerly breeze, highlights were an immature Whooper Swan over west, 45 Common Scoters, 2 Red-breasted Mergansers, and 5 Red-throated Divers offshore, Barn Owl and Peregrine hunting, at least 15 Twite with Linnets around the saltmarsh at Thornham, and 2 Stonechats along the sea wall to the east.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) between Burnham Market & Docking this a/noon in stubble field with Pink-footed Geese
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) S/of Titchwell at 11:00 S/of Choseley crossroads in sugar beet field E/of B1153 Mill Road with Pink-footed Geese + Tundra Bean Goose TF776403 Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) 2mls SSE/of Brancaster this mrng 2/3ml N/of Sunderland Farm in field S/of crossroads with Pink-footed Geese PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk 34 Shorelark Holkham Gap at midday
Norfolk Shorelark W/over Sheringham + Red-necked Grebe past E/ NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Siberian Chiffchaff Thetford at Nunnery Lakes at 08:30 IP24 2EP TL873826
Norfolk 14 Shorelark Salthouse at Little Eye NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 6 Waxwing S/over Hunstanton Cliffs between 07:15 & 08:15 PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Black-throated Diver off Titchwell RSPB at 14:00 + 5 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 30 Waxwing Norwich at Jenny Lind Park this mrng NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 3 Male Hen Harrier Warham Greens in roost this evng NR23 1QD TF943437
Norfolk 19 Long-tailed Duck off Titchwell RSPB + 12 Velvet Scoter, Red-necked Grebe & Slavonian Grebe PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 16 Waxwing Norwich at Bowthorpe between Chapel Break Road & Barnard Road late mrng Norfolk Waxwing Wiveton S/past church at 07:45 NR25 7TG TG040434 Norfolk 4 Velvet Scoter off Hemsby NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk 2 Waxwing Heacham at 09:15 in garden on Lamsey Lane then flew S/ PE31 7AX TF663376 Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946