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Friday 25th November 2016

A pleasant sunny day with a light easterly breeze, seawatching produced 2 Eiders, 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 4 Red-throated Divers, and a Great Northern Diver. Two Short-eared Owls flew over the car park hide and a male Stonechat was in the dunes. Norfolk Coues's Arctic Redpoll Salthouse mid a/noon just W/of Little Eye then flew towards village NR25 7XW TG082443

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Haddiscoe Island viewed from mound in Waveney Forest + 3 Short-eared Owl & 4 Eurasian White-fronted Goose TG457011
Norfolk 3 Little Auk past Hemsby in 7.5hrs + Pomarine Skua, 2 Scaup & 2 Velvet Scoter NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Gapton Marshes at 12:45 in cattle field
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh + Spotted Redshank PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Shorelark Salthouse NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 16 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes NR29 4BQ TG496198 Norfolk 30 Snow Bunting Salthouse late a/noon 500yds E/of Beach Road c/pk at Grmborough Hill NR25 7XW TG082443 Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 13:25 NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 2 Female Scaup PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose N/of Docking in beet field by road to Brancaster at 11:15 with Pink-footed Geese TF785409
Norfolk Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Purple Sandpiper Overstrand on groynes opposite beach huts NR27 0PF TG246410
Norfolk 6 Velvet Scoter off Titchwell RSPB early mrng + 15 Long-tailed Duck & 2 Scaup PE31 8BB TF759436