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Thursday 10th November 2016

A cold and rather quiet day, a single Waxwing flew over the Obs south-east, and offshore 3 Velvet Scoter were recorded together with 615 Common Scoters, 7 Gannets, and 5 Great Crested Grebes. Two Common Buzzards flew breathtakingly close to the viewing platform.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Isabelline Wheatear Burnham Overy Dunes near Gun Hill PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk 11 Common Crane Hickling Broad NWT at 16:30 in Stubb Mill Roost NR12 0BW TG429221
Norfolk Lapland Bunting over Burnham Overy Dunes PE31 8JJ TF879455
Norfolk Great White Egret Haddiscoe Island on SE/side TG457011
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Park 15:00 at N/end of lake + AD Drake Red-crested Pochard NR23 1RN
Norfolk Lapland Bunting S/over Hunstanton Cliffs at 08:25 PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk Great White Egret Welney WWT PE14 9TN TL548946
Norfolk Little Auk Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh then flew towards sea + 12 Snow Bunting on beach off end of main path PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 75 Shorelark E/of Holkham Gap + 2 Lapland Bunting
Norfolk Yellow-browed Warbler Snettisham Village on S/side of Ken Hill Wood in birches at 11:30. Access 50yds SW/of layby on Common Road TF650328
Norfolk Great White Egret Colney GPs on main pit at 09:30 but mobile
Norfolk Snow Bunting Sidestrand early mrng NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Spotted Redshank Thornham Harbour TF728441 TF728441
Norfolk 8 Waxwing Pensthorpe Waterfowl Park in c/pk late mrng NR21 0LN TF949290
Norfolk 38 Waxwing W/over Titchwell RSPB + Scaup offshore, & 2 Velvet Scoter, 4 Hen Harrier (2 Male + 2 Ringtail) in roost at Warham Greens this evng + Short-eared Owl, 2 Bewick's Swan over W/ PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 15 Waxwing Hunstanton 15:30 in paddocks at South Beach PE36 5AH TF672409
Norfolk 6 Snow Bunting Holme Dunes NNR flew W/along beach towards Gore Point at 13:00 Norfolk Velvet Scoter Whitlingham CP at 14:00 on Great Broad E/of hide
Norfolk Adult Pale-bellied Brent Goose Cley NWT in Eye Field NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 7 Long-tailed Duck Holkham Bay NR23 1RJ TF892458
Norfolk 7 White-fronted Goose Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 6 Waxwing S/over Snettisham Coastal Park TF648335
Norfolk Black-throated Diver E/past Sheringham NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk Short-eared Owl Blakeney Freshmarsh
Norfolk 8 Waxwing Holt off A148 by Valley Lane opposite Budgens junction NR25 6SP TG082375 Norfolk 2 Short-eared Owl just W/of Cley coastgurads NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk White-fronted Goose Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black Redstart Sheringham by The Funky Mackeral Cafe NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 13 Snow Bunting Horsey Gap NR29 4EJ TG463241
Norfolk 3 Waxwing Martham at 07:50 on berries by school entrance NR29 4DJ TG459202
Norfolk Scaup off Titchwell RSPB + 3 Velvet Scoter PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB on freshmarsh PE31 8BB TF759436