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Saturday 5th November 2016

Strong winds from the north west dominated today's bird activity, with seawatching producing a drake Eider, 4 Long-tailed Ducks, 600 Common and 1 Velvet Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Mergansers, 5 Red-throated Divers, 1 Great Northern Diver, 6 Fulmars, 3 Sooty Shearwaters, 158 Gannets, 6 Great Crested Grebes, a Slavonian Grebe, 6 Arctic Skuas, 31 Great Skuas, 1 Little Auk, 1 Arctic Tern, 15 Kittiwakes and 5 Little Gulls. Also noted were a Short-eared Owl in off the sea and many Woodcock arriving, with at least 7 recorded either coming in or being flushed from various locations. A Jack Snipe was feeding in front of the second of the village hides, showing well at times. Waxwings continued to feed around the west end of Broadwater Road with 80+ birds recorded during the day.

Norfolk New from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear CORRECTION: Burnham Overy Dunes (not Isabelline Shrike) showing well just S/of Gun Hill at 13:05 PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 3 Pomarine Skua flew E/past Sheringham between 06:30&12:30 + 29 Little Gull, 2 Long-tailed Duck & 4 Velvet Scoter NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Pomarine Skua flew past Titchwell RSPB + Sooty Shearwater, 2 Arctic Tern, Great Northern Diver & 3 Little Gull & 3 Velvet Scoter between 11:00 & 14:00 PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Adult Caspian Gull Cley NWT on Pat's Pool this a/noon NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Black Brant Burnham Overy Staithe at 11:00 in field TF848457
Norfolk Possible Rough-legged Buzzard Reported between Choseley & Docking by road TF785409 Norfolk 68 Shorelark on saltmarsh E/of Holkham Gap at 14:00
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide at 13:44 NR23 1RN TF888439 Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Limpenhoe at 15:00 at S/end of Well Cherry Road in garden of Cherry Tree Cottage.
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew W/past Cley Beach c/pk at 12:34 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 3 Little Auk Hunstanton + Sooty Shearwater, 34 Bonxie, Arctic Tern, Long-tailed Duck & 4 Scaup PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Cattle Egret Salthouse at the Point NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 68 Shorelark Holkham Gap at E/end of Saltmarsh Norfolk 2 Little Auk flew E/past Cley next the Sea by 08:15 + 3 Long-tailed Duck NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Limpenhoe this mrng at S/end of Well Cherry Road in garden of Cherry Tree Cottage.
Norfolk Glaucous Gull flew W/past Cley Beach c/pk at 12:34 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 3 Little Auk Hunstanton + Sooty Shearwater, 34 Bonxie, Arctic Tern, Long-tailed Duck & 4 Scaup PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Cattle Egret Salthouse at the Point NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk 68 Shorelark Holkham Gap at E/end of Saltmarsh Norfolk 2 Little Auk flew E/past Cley next the Sea by 08:15 + 3 Long-tailed Duck NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Juvenile Rose-coloured Starling Limpenhoe this mrng at S/end of Well Cherry Road in garden of Cherry Tree Cottage.
Norfolk Probable Rough-legged Buzzard Reported Docking flushed from roadside between here and Choseley TF785409