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Thursday 17th November 2016

A day of rough weather with rain arriving at lunch time. A huge count of Teal on the Broadwater (over 1000) was brought to notice by a passing ring-tail Hen Harrier which drifted east along the southern edge during the morning.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk Todd's Canada Goose (form interior) 2mls SSE/of Brancaster 2/3ml N/of Sunderland Farm in field S/of crossroads at 12:20 with Pink-footed Geese PE31 8AW TF772438
Norfolk 9 Lapland Bunting over Sheringham + 7 Little Gull past/E & 2 Velvet Scoter NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 1st Winter Caspian Gull Gorleston-on-Sea on seafront NR31 6PL TG532036
Norfolk 20 Shorelark Salthouse at Little Eye late mrng NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Cattle Egret Bradwell at Gapton Marshes in cattle field at 07:44
Norfolk 10 Long-tailed Duck off Titchwell RSPB + Scaup, 10 Velvet Scoter & 10 Twite in Thornham Harbour PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 40 Snow Bunting Cley NWT on shingle bank NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Hooded Crow 1/2ml W/of Aylmerton by A148 near St.Andrews School this a/noon
Norfolk 25 Waxwing Norwich over Portland Street this a/noon NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 40 Waxwing Bowthorpe between Chapel Break Road & Barnard Road
Norfolk Water Pipit Titchwell RSPB + 2 Hen Harrier & 4 Velvet Scoter offshore PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 7 Velvet Scoter off Hopton-on-Sea NR31 9SE TM535997
Norfolk Hen Harrier Haddiscoe Island TG457011 Norfolk Drake Scaup 4mls SE/of King's Lynn at Foster's End GP PE30 2QA TF631204
Norfolk Long-tailed Duck Cley NWT on Watling Water from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 10 Waxwing
Norwich at Institute of Food Research by reception at 11:00 NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk 10 Waxwing Norwich at Jenny Lind Park at 10;25 NR2 1AW TG228084
Norfolk Water Pipit Buckenham Marshes RSPB at 10:35 from hide NR13 4HW TG351056