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Monday 28th November 2016

A pleasant day, clear and sunny. Highlights included a Spotted Redshank on Lavender Marsh, Peregrine, Kingfisher and Stonechat on the reserve and on the sea a short sea watch produced 20 Common Scoter,  eight Goldeneye, four Red-breasted Mergansers and an Eider.

Norfolk No Sign of Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) 2mls SE/of Docking mid a/noon at Docking Common in SW/of B1454 with Pink-footed Geese but 5 Tundra Bean Goose & 3 Eurasian White-fronted Goose present TF785409
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose 2mls SE/of Docking 11:45 at Docking Common in SW/of B1454 with Pink-footed Geese TF785409
Norfolk Juvenile Rough-legged Buzzard Choseley Drying Barns at 11:45 in hedgerow 400yds S/of barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk Rough-legged Buzzard Blakeney Freshmarsh 15:00 to 15:20 then flew to Blakeney Harbour Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull (yellow ringed) Sidestrand this mrng on beach NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Spoonbill Titchwell RSPB at 12:35 W/of beach path PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Gapton Marshes this a/noon in horse field at bottom of Harper's Lane
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Gapton Marshes in horse paddock at bottom of Harper's Lane early mrng Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs but mobile