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Tuesday 22nd November 2016

A windy and wet day allowed for only limited coverage; a Short-eared Owl was seen along the entrance track in the morning with Barn and Tawny Owls also noted in the afternoon. Six Song Thrushes were in the buckthorn late afternoon, a Siskin was heard in the car park and a Red-breasted Merganser was noted passing west offshore.

Norfolk News from Birdnet
Norfolk 3 Little Auk flew past Hemsby + 9 Velvet Scoter, Great Northern Diver & 2 Scaup NR29 4JG TG506172
Norfolk 3 Cattle Egret Gapton Marshes in horse field at bottom of Harper's Lane
Norfolk Tundra Bean Goose Docking at 15:00 with pink footed TF785409
Norfolk Probable 15 Taiga Bean Goose Reported Buckenham Marshes RSPB tho distant at 14:06 + 30 Eurasian White-fronted Goose NR13 4HW TG351056
Norfolk Spoonbill Cley NWT NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Great White Egret Bowthorpe Marsh Norfolk Great White Egret flew/S over Colney GPs at 11:30 towards Bowthorpe Marsh
Norfolk 3 Tundra Bean Goose Syderstone in sugar beet field with pink-footed TF838336 Norfolk 12 Snow Bunting Titchwell RSPB on beach + Water Pipit PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Black-throated Diver Titchwell RSPB on the sea PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 8 Waxwing Bowthorpe at Chapel Break Rd at 14:40
Norfolk Great Northern Diver Titchwell RSPB on sea PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 70 Waxwing Bowthorpe Marsh flew off from Tole Junction
Norfolk 6 Snow Bunting Cley NWT at 13:01 between Eye Field & beach NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk 20 Waxwing Bowthorpe a Chapel Break this a/noon
Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Ormesby Broad early a'noon from viewing platform tho distant NR29 3LS TG463152
Norfolk Red-necked Grebe Titchwell RSPB + 30 Long-tailed Duck, 10 Velvet Scoter & Scaup PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk 2 Velvet Scoter Winterton-on-Sea + Snow Bunting Norfolk Slavonian Grebe Ormesby Little Broad at 09:57 TG462139
Norfolk 2 Long-tailed Duck Cley NWT on Watling Water from Babcock Hide NR25 7SA TG049441