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Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Once again attention turned to the sea, with an all day sea watch producing counts of 186 Gannets, 105 Kittiwakes, 75 Great and 33 Pomarine Skuas,  16 Red-throated Diver, 11 Goldeneye, 5 Little Auks, 5 Sandwich Terns,  3 Long-tailed Ducks, and single Goosander, Velvet Scoter and Arctic Tern.

Other birds of note included two Snow Buntings on the beach, a Peregrine and a flock of 15 Waxwings at nearby Redwell Marsh.

Norfolk News from Birdnet Norfolk 16 Little Auk flew past Sheringham between 07:20 & 13:30 + 12 Pomarine Skua, 2 Grey Phalarope, 3 Red-necked Grebe & Velvet Scoter NR26 8BQ TG159435 Norfolk Shorelark flew past Cley next the Sea NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 5 Little Auk flew W/past Sidestrand + 2 Long-tailed Duck, Scaup, Velvet Scoter & Snow Bunting NR27 0LT TG265395
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Park at s/end of lake this mrng at 16:08 NR23 1RN
Norfolk 12 Little Auk Horsey flew past + 2 Bonxie NR29 4EP TG477228
Norfolk 4 Little Auk Holme NOA flew past at mid-day + 11 Pomarine Skua TF717450
Norfolk 9 Little Auk flew past Salthouse between 10:00 & 12:00 + Grey Phalarope, 2 Long-tailed Duck & 4 Snow Bunting briefly on beach NR25 7XW TG082443
Norfolk Great White Egret Holkham Freshmarsh from Washington Hide NR23 1RN TF888439 Norfolk Little Auk Titchwell RSPB flew past this mrng + 2 Long-tailed Duck PE31 8BB TF759436 Norfolk Sabine's Gull Weybourne flew W/past before 10:55 + 2 Little Auk & 2 Long-tailed Duck NR25 7SR TG111435
Norfolk 7 Pomarine Skua flew E/past Sheringham + Slavonian Grebe & Great Northern Diver NR26 8BQ TG159435
Norfolk 20 Little Auk flew past Cley NWT by 11:00 + 4 Pomarine Skua & 2 Long-tailed Duck NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 7 Tundra Bean Goose Stanhoe at Friar's Thorne Farm at 11:20 + 3680 Pink-footed Goose Norfolk Iceland Gull Cley NWT flew/W along beach mid mrng + Little Gull at 08:45 NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk Little Auk Winterton Dunes NNR flew/N this mrng NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk 2 Little Auk flew W/past Trimingham by 09:00 + Velvet Scoter flew/E NR11 8EG TG279388
Norfolk 3 White Stork Great Yarmouth 1st field on left A47 heading out of Gt. Yarmouth at 09.30 NR30 1EB TG531078
Norfolk 4 Little Auk flew W/past Cromer in last 20 muinets NR27 9HE TG219423 Norfolk Little Auk Cley Marshes NWT flew/W + Sooty Shearwater & Pomarine Skua NR25 7SA TG049441 Norfolk Little Auk flew W/past Cley next the Sea + Pomarine Skua & Sooty Shearwater NR25 7SA TG049441
Norfolk 15 Waxwing Redwell Marsh NOA + 2 Snow Bunting, Arctic Tern, 3 Long-tailed Duck & Velvet Scoter TF701438
Norfolk Ringtail Hen Harrier Strumpshaw Fen RSPB NR13 4HS TG341066
Norfolk Hooded Crow Aylmerton in fields by St.Andrews school late a'noon
Norfolk 4 Eurasian White-fronted Goose Waxham in fields near Warren Farm + Pink-footed Goose & Shorelark N/along the dunes NR12 0DZ TG440261
Norfolk Hooded Crow Aylmerton flew from entrance of N/side of A148
Norfolk Female Scaup Holkham Park on lake NR23 1RN
Norfolk Male Hen Harrier Choseley Drying Barns W/of road to barns PE31 8PQ TF757420
Norfolk Female Black Redstart Tivetshall St.Mary
Norfolk 8 Snow Bunting Winterton North Dunes + 2 Little Auk & Scaup flew past NR29 4BQ TG496198
Norfolk Waxwing Titchwell RSPB over the c/pk PE31 8BB TF759436
Norfolk Pale-bellied Brent Goose Docking + 2750 Pink-footed Goose along Sedgeford Rd TF785409